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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, JUUX 18, 1883.
JlQrictttturnL KAUMH119 OF TIIK OtillKN TIMKS. Karmers llko thoae of " olilen llme " can only now be seen Amld the forests of the wet, or on the pralrlcs green. AU antlquated notlona have ncarly pasKed away, And vlews more modern seem to be the otder of tlie day, The antlquo owners of tlie soll could never undertAnl Why folks (liould learn to tead who only tilled the land) And an nlucated nian they dcemod almost a fool, Kor thelr f athers " made a llvlntj," aud they never went to school. Ihe mothora and thelr danghUra once were tauglit to churnandsplni And they dldn't have to rack thelr brahn tolef'book larnln" ln Thelr clothlng waa all home-made, and whate'cr wa wanted moro They could get with cggs and butter, when at tlie vlllnge xtore. Then at tlio dawn of day, when tho blrda began to slng, Tlie muslo of the farmer's volco thronghout tlie liouse would ring I " There's farmlng work enongh," said he, " for all of us todoi So Just get out of bed, my boys, ciulck, every one of you I" But, reader, times havecliangedi now, cilucatlon rules, And farmers' boys miut have the very beat of achoolis And farmers glrln, we know, can never make goodwlves If doomed to kltcben servlco M drudgea all thelr llves. -SelKted. Confcsslou. Last winter Geo. V. Kiddle, of Man chester, N. II., wrote a sharp letter to ilev. Dr. Spaulding (editor of the New Ifampshire Journal, in which a portion of this agrioultural department ia reprinted) denouncing us for our criticisma upon Dr. Loring and the "New EDgland Agri oultural Sooiety," and intimatiug that tho Journal would lose support largely, if we were allowed to continuo our "at tacks." But now we sce by a report of a meeting of the trustees of the Booiety that the truth of our severest critioism ia aubstantially admitted, oven by ltiddle himself. The fact is that publio opinion, of which our articles were nierely repre- sentative, ia too much for them. The so oiety haa uttorly lost whatever standing it had with the f armora by the gros3 f avor itiain and dishoneaty of the awarda of its paoked cominitteea. We were ouraelf for some yeara one of the trusteea of the society, and aa much as ten yeara ago tried, in company with othera, to have a proper organization of coinmittees, but got nothing but oppoaition, repression, and aneering inault froin Dr. Loring and hia little ring of bossea. Exhibitors from Vermont auffered grosa injustice from those paoked committeea, aud find mg their trusteea unable to etiect any reforui, or oven to get a respectable hear- ing from the Great Mogul and hia aatrapa, they have almost entireiy ceasea to ex- hibit, or to attend tbe eociety's exhibi tioQS. The same etate of thinga haa had a like effect elaewhere, so that for the last five or six yeara the faira of tho socl ety have been scarcely more than local in their exhibita and attendance. The man agera have found the policy of giving all the first premiums to "our friends" fatal The " phonographio report" of the trustees' meeting alluded to, as it appeara in the Ploughman, amounts aubstantially to a confession of most that haa been cuargeu agtuuBb iuo uiuuagewoui. ivuuii we have been charging for yeara in print is admitted fully. Mr. 13. J. Stono of "Westboro, Masa., (not on the Iist of trus tees) advocated getting expert judges from outside of New Eagland, and pay ing them for their attendance. He said he had talked to Dr. Loring about it and the doctor brought up the objection that there are no experts l The doctor ia too modest to admit that he himself is " expert " in staving off reform. We got an even les3 satisfactory reply from him on the same subject at the first exhibi tion in Lowell. Mr. Stone said he " could not believe that the country is so desti- tute of good judges of cattle that we can not get experts enough to judge of the thoroughbreds exhibited at our fairs. think if we adopt the Khode Island sys tem, the whole of New England need not be behind the little state of Rhode Island in making a great exhibition. When they send for llowland I'. Ilazard aud Edward Burnett of Southboro, to judge of cattle, the exhibitors have not a word to say they know that they are competent men ana men wno wiu carry out tneir own conviction in regard to cattle. Give me a man who knows what he ia to judge, rather thau a man whose dociaiona are in lluenced by favoritism." Tho chairman (name not stated, but probably Loring's man Friday, Needham) complained that thia would necessitate the employment of twenty-four men, there being eight classea of cattle. Then there were horses and sheep. Speaking to J. D. Wheat of Putney, Vt., he said, sarcas tically, " I suppose it would be very easy to find experts in Merino sheep, would it not, Mr. Wheat?" Wheat's reply waa not what was expected. Said he, " I do not know how that is. think I could find goad judges in every class," The chairman thought tho aooiety could not afford to pay judges, buthe never haa ob. jected to the expense of the annual " blow-out " of the favored ring members in Boston, at three or four dollara a plate, nor of the fine barouche in which " Preai- dent Loring " is carted round for exhibi tion, in all hia grandeur and pomposity, at every fair. Thus spoko a Masaachusetts trustee, O. B. Hadwen of Worcester. Mr. Iladwon said: There is o arcat vreludlce worktnn anatnst this tociety anxong breeders, because they say U is no usc to iukb wicir cawe to ine new jsnyianu Fair, for they are not properly judged; it is no me to lake cattle to be judged at the New Eny land Fair, xohere the whole thimi is a farce: wliero the men who are nppolnted on coinmit tees fall to come, and then the brecders are all ornanUedtn the judges' tent, and nomtnate men who will yo in thelr favor. Now, I know Irora loronal exporlouco and obaervation tliut tlie boat commlttee tnat wug ever organlzed to judge ol tliorouRlibred stock conslstod of a commlttee of turee, who knew preclsoly what meir worK was, nua couia not weil maKe u mlstake. Aud that U jut what wo want to do. We wunt, when our awards are made, i.n ... . . . ..... . iuai u niiiui u ceruuniy tnai ine coinmit- teed nave aone no lnjudtlce to any competltor and conseoueutlv I renewed the motlon that made last year, bellerlng that botter resultu wlll bo obtnlned, and grcater harmony prevnll, U experts nro nppolnted on tbcso commlttees, tho poclety pnylns them a reasonnblo gum. 1 do not svppose the propotltlon wlll be carrted, but fltlll, ln eood faith, I felt tt my duty to re- now tho motlon, ln order to slmpllly tius mat ter, I movo that n commtttoo oi three bo ap pointed by tho chalr to gelect commlttees of threo cxpoita ln cach clapn of thoroughbreds. It will bo observed that Mr. Hadwen makea preclsoly tho chargo which wo havo oursolf made iu reforenco to this matter, tho ohargo of which Kiddle com plained. Does ho complain of Mr. Had wen? No, he does not dare to f ace tho facts, and so Mr. Hlddlo tries compliment and ovasion. Says tho report : Col. Kidolb. In rceard to tlils matter, I tblnk wyself lt ls very Importnnt that wo sliould havo good judgos. II we could have Biich men as Alr. Iladwon, I would not object to lt at all. I wlll toll you a little lncident that happened wlthln my own knowledge. Wo had a gentleman who was on tho commlttee upon worklng cattlo four or flvo years, and took qulto nn Intorost ln tho matter. When ho was nsked to act ln tho same capaclty agnln, he sald, " I cannot go to your fair; I am colni? to New York as an exDert. and shall eet ilve dollars a day nnd all exponnon pnld, and liavo a gooa tirao. inoresuit is no nas noi been to our fair stnce. Tho aucstlon was thon nut on Blr. Uadwen s motlon, and It was lost. Ilere up spoke Maj. E. T. Ilowell, of Lowell, Masa : Maj. IlowKLr,. I would movo. ln accord- nnce wltb the BUggostion o( tho troasurer, that the chairman of each commttteoon the blooded stock be an expert. Mit. Wheat. Why stop when you got through with cattlo? Why not have oxperts on sheep? Cor Kiddlk. AVhy not try tho oxperlment this voar on cattle? It lt works well. lt mav be extended to other branches of the fair next year. I would movo ns au amendment that tho number of the commlttees on thorough- bred stock be reduccd to thieo, and that one of tnem be an expert. maj. kowki.l accentea tno amonamont. Mk. Joiimsok. 1 would like to mnke ono Innulry, so as to have this matter turnlng over In my mind. I want to know what constltutes nn oxpert. Tm: CiiAiiiMAN. rubllc recognltlon of bis capaclty, I suppose. There is such a thing as public recognltlon of capaclty. I suppose that would be tlie btandard. The vote was thon taken on the motlon of Maj, Ilowell, ns amonded on the propotltlon of Uoi. itiaaio, ana lt was carrieu. It will be seen that af ter denying that there is such a thing as an expert, and re- fusing Mr. Hadwen's propoaition to en ploy three experts on each commlttee, another proposition, supported by Riddle, is sprung on the meeting, to the effect that one expert shall be employed on each committee. This is a cheap way of blow ing dust in people's eyes. With one ex pert, selected judiciously, and two other m selected in the president's tont as heretofore, prizea can be awarded to " our f rienda " with no less ease than in the yeara that have passed. Kiddle moved to reconsider the vote by which committees were reduced trom aix to three in num ber, apparently not being satiafied with the chances two to one would afford for tho usual " shenanagin." On this Mr. Hadwen did succeed. Says the report : Mit. Hadwen. It seems to me that a coin mlttee of more than three is unwieldlv. It nro- motes dlscusslon in committee, which should nover be allowed. Kor instnnce, when nn ani- mal is to be judged by a commlttee, no one member of the committee should prejudico or influenco the mind of another. No nerson lie. ing a member of tbe commlttee should advo- cate tne merlts of an animal untu after a vote haa been taken, and this should be by ballot. it tue uauois are au aiiKO, tnere is no necesslty for argument; and if the balloU are not alike, than each gentleman of the committee bas nn opportunlty to eay wliy he voted for such or such an anlmal. lt facilitntes the work verv much to bavo no dlscusslon previous to the vote. Consequently, I know from practical ex- that a committee of three is the most practical committee that you can have. I shall vote agalnst tbe reconslderation, bolievlng it is best to try this new system, and If there Is any thlng that does not work rlght, we can change ii nuxi year. The motlon to reconsider was lost," The thanks of all exhibitors are due to Mr. Hadwen for his honest efforts in their behalf. He did not, howevor, as he said, believe he should succceed in that crowd in getting f ull expert committee, and in- telligent exibitors will govern themselves accordingly. Tho Itolinn Potato. beveral years ago a worthy minister, who was scared at the grange, complained bitterly of some of our grangerism in these columns, and expressed tho opinion that we had better confine our lucubra- tiona to Jersey cows and Rohan potatoes. We were as mad at thia aa the fishwoman waa whom Burke (if it was Burke) called a parallelopipedon. We didn't know anything about Rohan potatoes, and didn't believe there was such a thing. We were, in fact, as badly disgruntled with the reverend man as Brother Tinkham was with us when wo called him a donkey. But now, for the first timo, we learn from an old pohtician, Ben Perley Poor, that Rohan potatoes did onco really exist Ben says in tho Cultivalor : "Looking over the journals which havo 1 1 L - 1 T . ' TT... J. ubou Kepi un inuian jiui iarm lor np- wards of sixty yeara pasty I find that fifty yeara ago the f ashionable crop for there is always some fashionable crop, implo ment or breed of cattle, sheep, swine or poultry waa the Rohan potato. It orig- lnated wtn a iwopeau nurseryman, who nained it after Prince Charlea de Rohan, and only a few potatoes could at first be had, for love or monoy. It was oultivated by treuching the oarth twenty inches deop and planting the eyes four feet apart. The hills were very hlgh, and the stalks, which grew to be six or seven feet in height, were trained to stakes. The po tatoes often weighed uine or ten ponnds each, and the yield was sometimes enor raous. Hervey Luce of Elraira, N. Y., obtained ono potato which yielded fifty pounds. The next year ho planted in April forty-oight pounds of seed, nnd tho following beptember ho harvested 4,102 pounds, which measured Beventy-four bushels. Other planters of the Rohans woro equally sucoessful, aud they were sold at BBventy-five conta eaoh. It was probably a mamraoth speoies, stimulated by deep oultivation and high manuring. AV'hen plantod iu tho ordinary way, it soon degonerated, and I doubt whethor ttiere is a hill of Rohan potatoes planted iu the United States this year. Yet it was then thought that tho Rohans would soon uo tho only variety planted." We now fool that such a potato as this, which had to be trainod to stakes llko a grapo vlno, would not havo been an un- worthy topio for our pen i and wo f orgivo our rovorond advlser as f reely as he would now probably allow tho harmlessnoss of tho grango. Tho Hardy North Gcrman Cherrlcs. Mr. A. W. Jlas of Kochestor, Minn., writea in reply to our inquiry in regard to tho Ostheim and Lieb cherries, brought into the AVest by German immlgrants, as follows: "It is but little I know of the Ostheim ohorry, havlng never aeen ono, to my knowledgo. I havo an old German from Prussia, a practical hortioulturist, who has been with me now for tho thlrd soason. lie says no Knows tno cnorry well, and that it ls tho great wine ohorry of hia section of Germany. Ho says a German friend of his brought over somo of them to Wisconsin, but thoy did not succeed very well there, tho fruit not growing moro than half as large. I under stand that E. Myer of St. Potor has them. I visited the only nurseryman of any note residing at St. I'eter a few yoars ago, and I think ho introduced mo to Mr. Myer, but I heard nothing of the chorry. My acquaintance there is T. G. Cartor, an old membor of our state horticultural eociety, and if this chorry was doing well at St. I'eter, we should havo had amplo notico of it ero this, I think. I know of no chorry that is doing firat-rate in this state. I have pretty good looking trees of tho May Duko Carnatio, early Rich mond, and the common ple chorry, but they don't bear as they should. I notico that W. T. Little of Rochester, N. Y., offirs tho Lieb cherry. Will try to learn moro of tho new sorts of this fruit during the three great fairs to be held in this state this fall, viz., at Minne- apolis, Owatonna and Rochester. I shall try to attend them all and learn some. thing of the many new kinds of fruit now growing in this state. If I find anything of interest in regard to tho cherry, or any thing else, you will be likely to hear from me. ' Wo are greatly obliged to Mr. Sias for the letter and trust he may soon be able to give our readers valuablo information about new hardy fruits. Farm Notcs. My bmKitiAN wixter wheat camo through the winter very fairly, but the Finlay wheat nearly all winter-killed and so I sowed spring wheat on that plot. At this date, July 1st, a very few pods of American Wonder pea are mature enough for cooking. Staiile drainage. I drew seven loads of cowa' urine upon the grass May 29 th, about one hundred gallons in a load, and tho herds' grass is lodged, while each side it is thin and yellowish. I saturated sev eral loads of muck with this stable sew- age and used it for two hundred hills of squash and other vinos, but I cannot now sstimato the result. In my ohohard the Totofsky and Duchess trees are well filled, but my Red Astrachan and St. Lawrence do not re- ward my patience with a specimen yet. I still think I am very fortunate to have so many applea of tho two Kussian varie- ties. because the trees that live and bear are better than the trees of fall apples. I feel interested in all the new methods of evaporating fruits. Now such fruit bringa a remunerative price, but when I have a lot to sell, it may be like man; other products, so plenty as to be cess of the demand. All over the try, land owners are planting fruit trees and vines, and a feeling is common that a surplua can bo evaporated. Perhaps the time may come, when a farmer will have among kis suppliea aa many pounds of dried fruits as he has of salt pork. Winteii iiye. ims season gives me my first experienco with winter rye. I sowed two and and ono-half bushels Octo- ber 18, 18S2. Early in the spring it looked very thin, but with moro growth the stand was very fair. Tho heads began to appear June 15, and June 23d I cut a portion for hay, and immediately plowed that portion and plantod it with southern white oorn for fodder. My ryo was three and ono-half to four feet high and would have given a good bulk of rye hay. My corn waa appearing abovo ground Juno 27th and the indications are that a farmer can make two fodder cropa in a year. For .the second crop there is quite a choice allowablo, as Hungarian grass, barley, India wheat, turnips and fodder can stand about equal in promise of a profitablo late crop. Most of my rye, however, I save for seed, as last year your crop, Mr. Ed itor, waa tho only ono I knew in the county, and yours the only availablo seed this side St. Johnsbury. z. k. j. Remakks iiy AamcuiruRAi, Editor. Wo do not think we or any middle- aged man will live to aee tho day when good evaporated fruit will not bo salable. Large quantities will be taken for expor- tation. Farmers oertainly should lay in a fnll stock of fresh and dry fruit to give every member of the fatnily all they want. It makea tho pork more wholesome a " perfect ration." A coRRKsroNHENT of tho Home Farm says tnat at a recent meeting of the grange, a brother a pale old man of more than sovonty years said: " Wo don't havo faith enough iu our farms. We think others havo au easier time and gain property faster thau farmers. That has not been my experience. If the farmer attends closely to his busiuoss he is sure to succeed. Then how muoh eujoyinent he may tako in his farm. How muoh pride and pleasure ho has in sliowiug his frlonds his growing orops, his cattlo and his fruit trees. J'alk about capltalists with their ' bonds ' and ' bank stock.' Do they ever show these to their neighbors and friends ? Do they oven enjoy thom ?" NHAKHK 1IOMIS. One day'a march noarcr botne, We pltch our tentd to-nlght, And In the shadow of tliy wlng) Awalt the mornlng' Ilglit. With thanka for merclen pant, With peace of connclence blent, With fallh ln Clirlt,ourrlghtiincM, We lay u down to ret. One day'a niircb nearerhome, We llft onr earnent itayer, For dally grace our dally toll And dally grlef to bear. May waler from the rock, Through all our Journoy here below Onr every want upply. One day'a march nearer homet Our glorlous home on hlgh, Where Bbadea of darknena never come, Xor nlght of death draws nlgli. O I may that gentle hand, And that aboundlng love, That lead through all our pllgrlmage, Itecelve our aouln above. atttctld Tho Stranger's Mlsslon. " What 1 haa he gono ?" oxclaimed Mrs. Tucker, entoring the broakfaat room, from the kitchen, bringlng a small, deep pan of hot water, and fiading only Aunt Sylvla, wnoro but tureo minutea beloro she had left a trio. " He has iust stepped out on tho porch with Mr. Tucker," replied Aunt Sylvia, proceeding to waah the soiled allver she had gathered from the dismantled table, in tho pan of water her niece had placed on the sideboard. " Ui course, he will not go without, at least, bidding us good moru ing." " lie has, however,' said Mrs. Tucker. "See what long strides he is taking down hill toward the station. Hecut shorthis adieus to you, also, did he not, Mr. Tucker ?" she said, as her husband en tered the room with a broad smilo over spreading his rugged face. " well, 1 lnust say ne beats all," said Mr. Tucker, speaking slowly, and from the opqp window watching out of sight tho retreating figure of his guest. " An entire stranger, bearing the same name as my lirat wife, but no relation to her whatever m I can make out, fastens him self upon us for six meals and two night's lodgings, breaks up a day and a half for me, drives my horso ten milea or more, routs ua up at four o'clock of a summer morning to get him a hot breakfast, that he may take an early train, and goes off without as much as saying, ' Thank you, sir,'or, 'I am obliged to you,' or, ' Give me a call should you ever come my way.' " " 1 hope ne wiu enioy tne luncn 1 put up for him," said Aunt Sylvia, joining in the laugh, and Mrs. Tucker added : " 1 wonder now iong lt will take to eet the Bmell of tobacco smoke out of the sit- ting-room. The idea of his filling his pipe, lighting it, and puffiag away atter I had hinted to him that tobacco was offen- slve to me." " He was dressed like a gentleman," said Mr. Tucker, " but for all that, I should class him as a full grown pig." " He soemed to bo possessed of averago intelligence," said Aunt Sylvia, as she began to wash the collee cups, " and I suppose he has treated us quite as well as be treats anotner. lie nas uved on this beautiful earth nearly fifty years, been fed, and clothed, and sheltered. and ac- cording to his own story, has never recog- mzed tne Laia e mnunesa in any way. If tho Lord doea not resent his want of appreciation, I suppose we ought not to do so." Mr. Tucker said nothincr, as he went out about his daily work as a farmer. Ihis Aunt bylvia of his wife s was a very devout woman, with the right word for tho unconverted always at her tongue's end, " but she never meddles with me," the sturdy farmer was wont to say. J.no periect iresnness and beautv cf the June morning appealed to his heart in an unwonted manner. He was a truo lover of nature, and all the rural charms of verdure, and foliage, and witching sconery about this, his ancestral home, were a part of his Ufe, yet it seemed to him that he had never breathed in the raarvelous fullness and perfection of the Jnne bounteousness as on this morning when the ascending sun east over the dew-Iaden windrow its own peculiar rose- tint. " I am fif ty.five," said tho farmer to himself, " for a half century I havo stood on this hill-top at all seasons, and at all times enioyed my surroundmgs. 1 have had good health, an abundance of this world's goods, and but few sorrows. The Lord haa been very good to me, but I have never fully appreciated it, and havo never expressed myself to tho All-Giver as being thankful. Oh I what a wretch I have been 1" For a week Mr. Tucker turned this matter over and over in his mind. One thought made way for another. Ho no Booner tried to find an excuse for one shortcoming, than a worse ono came to take its place. " I don't know what ails Mr. Tucker," said his wife, "he neithor oata nor sleeps, ne tauea no mterest in anytbing you or i say or do, he don't even read the daily paper." " I have noticed it," said Aunt Sylvia. " His work don't seem to bo getting on, either, and there ia a good reason why ; he just wandera around the farm without ataying long enough in ono place to ac comphsh anything, and he atands for a half hour at a timo looking off into the distance in ono.direction or another, as if he was taking in all the f eatures of a view quite new to him. It is not like Mr. Tucker at all." ' I can't understand it," said Mrs. Tuck er. " He may be bilious. I will go right away and make him a spring syrup." Tho next morning a small glasa of tho decoction was hauded him by his anxious wife, aa he stood in the dining-room door way, looking pale and worn, gazing far off upon the distant hills. He shook his head and said with an apparent effort : " No wonder you aro anxious about me. I am anxious about myself, but the rera edy ia not thoroughwort or yellow dock. Aunt Sylvia, how does a person atono for fifty yeara of willful neglect of God'a good ness ?" " So that is it I " exclaimed the good woman. " The Lord be praised. The straugor had a mission hero after all. It was to show Abraham Tucker to Abra ham Tucker. Let us take yeur query to tho Lord." Tho change was not an iustantanooua ono, but it camo at last after real ropcnt auce aud much prayers, aud it brought a marvelous joy and peace. Mr. Tuoker tries to make his present daily lifo atone for years of negleot, but bo chargea all his young friends to start early iu the right way, that they may en joy the f uluess of lifo which only comes to those who love and servo the Lord. Mrs. tinnie A, Preston, in Christian at Work. Write down the advico of him loves you, though you like it not. who Tho Wrnth of God. Men think that, if you proach that God is lovo, you tako away all posslblo surinir of fear. Not at all. There ls nowhero a moro powerful and rlghteous admlnistra tion of paln and pennlty, than in the government of a wlso paront who loves the child so that it will not suffer wrong in him. Thoro is tho wholo of Mount Sinal in tho hand of tho weeping mothor, and a wholo Mount Calvary in her heart j and tho child gots them both. Tho idea that love will not pnt to paln is as absurd as that a surireon will not out. Love wlll not paln men? It is as absurd aa that mediclno ia not bltter and distasteful. A surcoon who wlll not cut is no sureeon. and a physician who will not proscribe urugs, uuior tuiugs, is no proper puysi cian. A paront who loves and wlll sultor the child to go down to piggish animalism ls not fit to bo a parent. I say that tho mother's eye soes tho wickedness in a child much nuicker than anybody olso. The moro powerfully and horoicallv, and nobly you love, tho more resentf ul you are to everything m tho loved one that is dis- in Jesus Christ is not an administration which takes away pain and penalty. God will not suffer men to bo unrighteous, if he lovea them. " What child is he whom tho father chasteneth not? " saith the word of revelation. What child is he? No child : he is a bastard. " If ye suffer chastisoment of God, ye aro the sons of liod." .Love punishes. inere is no pun- ishment llko that of love. When, in the Apocalypticgyision, the terror of men is described, it is not doacribed simply as tno terror ol tno lion, but tne most tem- ble sentence that Bounda out from the New Testament is, " To hide us from the wrath of the Lamb." Inunito tender ness, infinite aelf-sacrifice, infinito pity, purity unalloyed, looking down upon men, tudging them and condemning them- that is awful. If a man is coarse-browed, and is angry with me, very well : I do not care for him. If a man ia devoted to the interesta of selfishnesa here and there, sometimes up and down, his judgments of me worth just what they are very little at any time are inconvenient, but of no moral validity. But if a man of the most scrupulous honor and truth looks me in the eye and says, " You are dishou orable," it is an arrow in my heart. If a lovelv matron says to me, "I cannot enduro the vulgarity of your presence," heaven shield me from tho iudgment of love and purity I God, as represented upon binai, is a tnousand times easier to be borne. It is an argument of fear and dread more to have the Larnb your judero, than to be judged by tho Lion of the Tribe of Judan. Let no man, there- foro, when he says, Our Father which art in heaven," suppose that ho addresses a God without any color of strength, of enuity, or of penalty. He is a God who loves you bo that he will not suffer wick- edness in you ; and that, if it be needful to purge wickedness out from you by exquisite pains, will employ the pains to purge it out. A God of love and justice will do that which is necessary to be done in order to redeem a soul from death ; and whether pain and penalty will be now or hereafter, it will be averaged to the measure of necessity. To preach the love of God is not to tako away tho motive of fear, but to augment it. It is a higher fear. It is a moro generous fear. When once men'a minds are opened to this generous conception of the fear of love, it is a fear that works with them, not only moro quietly, but more ellectu- ally, than tho old fear. Beecher. Coiiditlon of Successfnl Fraycr. Tho desire that simply flits across tbo soul, as the shadow of the cloud glides over the summer grass, is no true prayer. lt must take hold of the spirit, and gather into itself all the' enerey and earnestness of the suppliant. The popular idea, in- deed, is that prayer is a very simple mat ter : but, in reality, it is the highest exer- cise of the soul, and requires for its presentation the concentration of all its powers. The Erjglish prelate was right when ho said, tnat " no man was likely to do much good injprayer, who did not be- gin by lookiug upon it in tno lignt of a work to be prepared for, and persevered in, with all the earnestness which we bring to bear upon subjects which are, in our opinion, at once most interesting and most necessary." ho mucn as this must be evident from the phraseology of the Scriptnres themselves. Observe the gradation in the terms, "asking," "seek- ing," " knocking." Tho "asking" is the lower lorm ol renuesting ; but tho " seek- ing" implio3 the activity of ono who puts himself to the labor of a search ; and the " kuocking ' refera to tho continued lin- portunity that repeats its application, untu it is satished that tnere is no one in, or until the door is actually opened. Here, too, come in those parables spokon by the Lord, to the end that men ought always to pray and not to faint. Iho true sup pliant ia importunate. Like Jacob, ho wrestles with the angel, if need be, until the dawning of the day ; or, Uke the byro- Phoonician woman, he renews his entreat- les in tho face of seeming rebutl ; and, from an apparent refusal draws a plea which in tho end prevails. No mereslug- gard's formalism, therefore, will suflice. That is not prayer. That is but the husk of appearance. The truo suppliant will "continuo instant in prayor : " and, when he is over, the exhaustion of hia spirit will convince him that he has been lauor- iufr indeed. " Believe me," said Cole- ridge to his nephew two years before his death, " to pray with all your heart and strength, with the reason and the will, to believe vividly that God will listen to your volco through Christ, and verily do the thing that pleaseth him at last, Uub ia the last, the greatest achievement of the Christian's warfare on earth. Teach us to pray, Lord." Dr. Wm. M. Taylor. Iiiiliffercnco to Sln. If there ia a disease in our moderu theology and our modern philosophy of lifo more conspicuous thau another, it is indifference to sin. We lull it with ano dyne. Wo call it anything but sin. We form our schemes of social improvemeut and matenal proeress without any conviC' tion of tho deep placuo spot of our nature. Wo hide it from ourselves uutil it breaks out in some scaudalous form and startles us with its intensitv. We will drill men into morality j wo will ropress orime by education: we will empty our jails by philantbropio loglslatiou : but the sin that dwelleth in us is too Btrong for human remedies, too rampant for the social ro- forraer's pruning-hook. Far truer is tho novelist's sentlment, when ho puts into the mouth of ono of his characters the aw ful, but grand, words, " How gladly would I endure the torments of hell, if thereby I might escapo from my siu." Dean of I'eteroorougn, AVhat we ought not to do, wo should not ever think of doing, Epictelus, $dvcrmmmff. P U R E -A.USO-L.TJTTJ3 BLOOD OF HKALTIU Tlin m.irvcllo'us rcsults of Jloon's Sai sAi'Altti.LX upon all humors and low comlltloM of,tho bloodfas w prov en by iho ourcs effcclcd) V proyo it the bcst 111.001) MKI). N ICINE. Such bas lccn tho suc- cess of this itrtlclo nt liomo that near ly every 1 famlly In Jx' wholo nclgli borhood havo bccn V taking It at tho sartio timo. It cradlcatcs scrofuM, vltal- izcs and cnrlch cs tho1 blood, thcrcby rcstorlne nnd rNiovat Ing tho wholo sys tem. Hood's f SAltSAl'Altn.LAnurl- Iles Iho rUoiya. Hood's SAltsA- rAltir.i.A aJ curcsdyspcpsla. Hood's SAltSA- (VJ l'AUILLA CUrcS blllOUS- 11CS9. 0 A.pcculiar polnt ln Hood's HAit- SAI-AKII.LA Is that It bullds up and ( strcngthcns tho system, whllo It cradlcatcs dlseasc, and as naturc's great asslstant'' provcs Itself lnvaluablo asapro tcctlon fj-om dlscascs that orlclnato ln rhangcs of the seasons, of cllmato and ol ltfu. SCROFULA. 135 HOWARD STnEHT,! I.owi:li,, Mass., Jan. 17. 1 Mr.ssns. C. I. Iloon & C'o.: (lontlcnicn I ao uscd Hood's SAitsArAitn.i.A Inmy famlly for scrofulous liumor wlih wondcrful succi'ss. niul am iiamiv to tcll vou that it ls tlio bcst ineillcino wo ever tncd. Idosln- ccrcly advlso atiy nno wii is tronmcd with scrnfula to give this valuablc romcdy a trlal, atid assure them tlicy will not bo dlsappoint cd. Verv trulv vours. (Coburn Shuttlo Co.) C. C. I'lCKKIHNG. Hoon's SAUSAi'AitiLLA Is sold by all Drug. glsts. I'rlco $1 per botflc; six for $3. Pre parcd by C. I. IIOOI) & t'0 I.ovcll. Mass. WHOISUNACQUAIHTID WITH THK QCOQRA MV Of THIS COUN- TRY WILU $tt Bt tXAMtNINO THI MP TMAT THt CIHCAGO. ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC R'Y By tho ccntral pOBitlon of its line, connects tha East and tbo West by tho Bhortent routo, and car ries passenRcra, without chanjcc of carn, betweea Chtcago and Kanans City.Council BluflsLeaven worth, Atchlson, Minneapolis and St. Faul. It connecTS ln union i-cpoia wun an iuu priuciu llncs of road betwcen the Atlantlo and tho Paclflo Occans. Ite cqulpmcnt 1 unrlvaled and magnlfl cent. boinc compoBcd of Most Comfortable and ucauuiui uay woacnes, iuaKuiuccni iiuriuu clintnK Chatr Cars, Pullman'a Prettteet Palaca HlcepiaK uare, ana ine ucbt, liuq oi juininK uars in tho World. Threo Traina between ChlcaRO and Miasouri Itiver Potnta. Two Trains betwcen Chi- caeo and Minneapolis and St. Paul, via tho Famous ALBERT LEA ROUTE." A Now riTid Dirpot Line. via Sencca and Kanka- kee, has recently been opened between Illchmond. Norfolk, Newport Nows, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Au- JuBta.Nashville.lKJiHsville, I.ciinKton,Clncinnati, ndianapolln and Lofayctte, and Omaha, Mlnneap olln and tit. Fnul nnd intermcdiato DOlntfl. Tiokcts for salo at all principal Ticket Offloea ia the United Statcs and Canada. TlnrrernTrn nhruiVeri lhriit(Th flTld MtPS Of farO fll- ways aa low aa compctitors that olfer lees advan- For'detailed information, get thoMapsand Fold crs of tho GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE At your ncarcst Tickct Offlce. or addrcss R. R.CABLE, E. ST.JUnn, 1'tei. & Oeu'l M'e'r. Oen'l Tkt. b ru. CHICAGO. How Watch Cases are Made. Most persons havo an ambition to carry a gold watch ca.se, and yet few peoplo know how a watch caso is made, or tho vast dif ference in thequalityof them. InaSoLlD Gold Watcii Cask, asido from tho neces sary thickness for engraving and polishing, a largo proportion of tho metal is needed only to btifl'en and hold tho ensjraved por tions in place, and supply strength. Tho surphis is noj only ncedlcss, but undesira ble, because gold is a soft metal nnd cannot furnish thestifTne?3, strength and clasticity necessary to mako the casc permanently 6troiig and closc-IHting. The pcrfcct watch ease must combino gold with some metal that will supply that in which tho gold is deficient. This has been accomplislied by tho Jamc3 Jhss'Gold Watch Caseicc tjr MiW whiehsavestho waste of need kss gold, and lxcnKAsns tlio soliditv and stiu:sjtii of tho ease, and at the samo timo reduccs tlio coit one half. flrn1 3 rrntilamp to Wrjitotie W&trh f a- Fkrtorlft, rhlU drlphli, l't., ror blotHoiue IMu.lntM I'iur.hlrt.holBKbow Jinifi Ilo..' knd hrj.lunp Ttrh Ca.rfl irp nikdr. (To le continued.) 1 Auction Sale! I wlll neU at publio auction on Tlinrsiluy, Sopfrem- uer 7( looa, at one o ciock, r, m., 1117 Home Farm of 200 Acres f ttnateil one ralle nouth of Jlarnlifleld vlllage, on the road to llontiwller. TUere ls a good ugr orcliard of 600 trea and a eood ftpple orclwrd BUIIIcient for famlly um. Tna bulldlnss are nearly new and In (tooil condttion. Tns uouro u moue auu rai ituui, wuu wiurum viwt. Oood KOft, durabla water runs to lioute and barns, and never talln. Tlie farui 1 ell dlvldeil and under a good state of cultlvatlon. Will Out Eighty Tons of Hay. I have a quantity of back pasture alo forpale. I would like partlea u lshing to imrchase, to come and aee lt Iwfora for theiiiBelres uhat the fann U. AUo.on WetlneB duj, (lot. 3. 1 883. at one o'clck, p, u.t A Farm in Woodbury, Vt., at the head of West Lonc Tond, on the West Woodbury roail leadlng trom Hardwick through Worctsterto Mont pelier. Coutalns about 175 aort s, ell dlvlded, Uie uiow Ing bclug inostly uieadow aud lnlervale, and Outs FiftGOn Tons of Hay, with pasturage. AUo contatn. a large assortment of tlm ber, and a yuuug aiile and .ugar orchard. It ha. two good barna j the houe waa burued two yeara ago. Nev-er-falllug oft water mna to the lutrna. llotli farma wlll be told on ruay tetiua to ault liurchaaera. ,K)1IN Ii. KI)I)Y. SlaiahHeld, Vt.,May25, 18S3. 9S-15 Fifty Dollars Reward. On the mornlnK of July 6 1 dlscorered that a burglar orburglarahadeuteredmy houae durtng tlie nlght und had takeu luy ltanta from uiy aleeulug room, aearched the iiocketa and left them ou the f ront 'eranda outside, 1 am not aware that the thlevra stured froui tue any thing yaluable. 1 hey overlooked fii In my vest poeket, aud a watch. Several other houaea ln my nelgbborhood ttereenterudtho a.nne nlght and lirobatily by the same lieisons, from whkli valuable watcbea and couslderable tiiiiK ot niouey weru itoleii. 1 hereby oHer a reward of l'if ty DollurK to auy eraou or iersous who wlll Ktve lntorinatlon that w 111 securo the arreat and conviction of any of the burglara who eiuer&l the housea aforeaald during Ihe nlght prlor to tbe inorulng of July 6, 1BS3, imyable Immediately atter conviction. This offer wlll remaln for one year. T, J. DCA V1T 1'. Montpelier, July 7, 1831. Vl-tf Bb8