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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 ?"
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.
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-
" 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
" 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.
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
AVhat we ought not to do, wo should
not ever think of doing, Epictelus,
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
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
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.
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
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
At your ncarcst Tickct Offlce. or addrcss
1'tei. & Oeu'l M'e'r. Oen'l Tkt. b ru.
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.)
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

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