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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WHDNESDAY, JITLY 31, 1885).
Adrtrms nll liiqulrlt 01 cotnmnnlr'AtloiiR Iti rplnHon to nirrlrulturf to T. H. IIorkin, Newport, Vt. Edltorlal tliinrs. Tm FtrrtrBK or Farmiwq wiii be revcaled when the citics fnil to be able to absorb ncarly nll Uie rising talnnt atid energy of our people. When that time arrives (and it is near), wc shall see llne agrieulture begin to lake gigantic strides. The llckl is bound les; thc opportnnitics aro rlch. All tbat is wnited for ll men It makes tbe soul sick to see how thc oppor tunities and poitibllitiei of farming in New Kngland arc overlooked. Not S. An exchangc says: " l'eo ple wbo discard fnctory butter and clieesc and sclect hoiue-madc goods on the score of nentness arc choking at a possibility while swallowing a cer tainty." Ko buyer who " selects " butter frora home dairies runs any such risk. Indiscriminate purchnses froiu either home or creaiuery butter are riskv, but there is not thc lcast dilli culty or risk in tinding lionie dairies whose nianufaeturc is good, and whoit milk- it nll right. It is in this last point tbat tbe weakness of creaniery butter lies. The World's Habkkt. As yct American dairynien know almosl noth ing of tbe great round world's possi bilities as a niarket for lirst-cluss dniry products, especially flne butter and fancy cbeese. The time will come when wc may send abroad more dairy goods than we now export of cotton or grain. But that will be when no other people surpasses us in this nianufac turc At present it may be noted tbat in 1888 the export of American butter was only two-thirds of one per cent in dollars of the entirc American produe tion in value. flrst class is not possible in tho South are greatly mistaken. In some respects the mountain region of the South (which covers more tcrritory than all NewEngland) is an ideal dairy coun try full of springs of tlie purest water, covered with flne pasturc grasses, and with a mild climate which makes all-thc-vcar-round dairying easy. Wiiv, Inokkd? Board'i Datryman asks: "What does a farmer want to sell his cows for, at any fair pricc, if hc can use thcm to make twenty and twenty-five-cent butter? He would have to look long for any better in vestment for his money, and if he wantcd to pay debts be had better get an extension, let tbe cows earn the money and have them left for future eamings." This is tru, but at the same time it is also true that a good many dairies get much more money for iheir products, and that there is a large class of consumers who are quile sat isfied to get good, uniform home dairy butter at fifly pcr cent highcr prices. ENStLAGE Ai'.ANi)ONKD(?) Under this head thc New England Farmtr't St. Jobnsbury corrcspondent says: " Farmers commenced haying two week9 carlier than usual this year. On accouut of tlie abundant hay crop for the two last years some have given up lilling their silos." This may be all well enough for thc farmers who do not run a winter dairy, but not for the progressive farmers. The same writer reports "good butter" as selling at from lifteen to twenty ceuts. Bet a bun it was not from .ludge I'arks' hcrd, or from a dozen more we ruight name in that vicinity. SoiLING. We do not know hiru, or who lie ia, but Professor Thomas Sbaw is right when he maintains that pro duction of special cropsfor soilingstock effects a saving in land to tbe extcnt of enabling tbe farmer with aboul lifty acres to raise more beef, mutton, milk, butter or cheese than the one with one bundred acres who pays no attention to growth of green fodders. All this is true; and when the country lills up, and all thc farm land is occupied, we sball see (or those who are then living will see) the merltt and advantages of higb farming and of soiling stoek. At present it is not popular, and very few can make it profltable. A MtsTAKE, The same papcr de clarcs that " tlierc is not a more misleading lot of gush, some of which amounts to viciousncss, thrown off, than nino-tenths of tbe stuff, rctailed for tbe private dairymen, to tlie cffcet that they can make butter for private customers and make it better than the factory. There are a few who can do as wcll, if thry have a large dairy, and put factory methods nnd biains into the buslnest; othcrwise they can't. Once such mcu clid not have much compcti tion, but now tbe factory works the pri vate customer mine for all it is worth and puts tbe balance of its make on thc open markct. It can agree to fur nish a customer so much, every wcek in the year, and has the goods, while the general dairy farmer can't do that at a protit." Nobody ever wrote in tbat style who was sure of his position. The creamery greatly raises the aver age quality of butter, and gives a mer cbautable uniformity to it which is a great advantage to the producer and tbe market. I5ut the " vicious gush" comes from tbe creamery men who try to slur out of sight tbe assured fact that tbe beit hntter, as well as the poorest, comes from private dairies. the use of its railroads, toafford an out let for its surplus products at rates which will enablo its producers to com pctc with the rcst of thc country. Wc hold that it should be the study of tbe managers of thesc roads how to do this effcctivcly; that it is the duty of the press and of the public men of the state to see that this thing is made the flrst thing. Why did our people char ter these road9? To bring in the products of othcr statea at the lowest rates, and smother our own busincss under the avalanche? Thc idea is ab Kurd. We do not mean to waste time in enlarging on such a self-cvident fact. We put it before our readers, and we ask them whcther it is not bet ter instead of running away from Ver mont to try and give Vermont a obanoe to 9how what she can do if the railroads she has control of are ninde to work for Vermont intcrcsta lirst. We can let things run as they have run or run away oursclvcs. 5ut thc nianly way, the Etban Allen way, is to dcmnnd what ia right, and aubruit not a day to any wrotig. Stbbcrttsemcnts. bbcrttscmcnts. THE CnEAMEBY. Both sides should be statcd; and in regard to the cream cries it is true, as an exchaugc saya, that " as a large share of the avoidablc impurities gct into the cream and but ter at skimniing-time and after, there isa large cboice in piobabilities betwccn making tbe butter all iu one place, in a building littcd for tbat purpose and used for no other, and making it in lifty farm-houses, with the cbildreu and cats and dogl playing about tbe churns and butter-workcra. Hut at tbe same time the creamery does not eliminate the worst sources of lilth, in dirty stables, dirty cows and dirty milkers. These are surely avoided only in lirst-class private dairies; and in these the risks named all disappear. POTATOES, How ruanv to-dav re- member or know the irumense impetua given to potato-culture by the intro duction of South American potato-seed by Rev. E. 0. fioodrich of Utica, N. Y., in 18i0, or thcrcabouts? The old ( Ibili potato, ita deacendant, thc Gar net ObUl, the Kurly Hose, and about every one of tbe present popular aorta carae from that btock. The general average of the potato crop has been doubled by it. And yet this great pub lic beuefactor is already almost for gotten; and is quite unknown to thou sands who protit by his work. Such is agricultural famc! If thc farmers wcre half what they should be, their spon tancous contributions would long ago bave ereoted a noble monument to Goodrich. Daikyino at IHK SOUTH. " A new feature of enlerprise in the Southern Sisites worthy of special notice ia the growing intereBt in dairying and thc rapidity with which crcaincricg are springing up in this aectiou. Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, Ten uessee, Mississippi and Missouri are all being dotted here and there with cream eries, tlie succeas of which haa beenfar ahead of the moHt sanguine expectations of those in inaugurating the new enter priae." Sosaystbc Southertl CulHvator, Those wlio thiuk that dairying of thc The Agriciiltiirnl College Short Coursc. We believeall our lntelligent readers will bail with joy the eflfidence9 of an earnest purpose in our state Agricul tural ollege to meet im some degree the just expectations of the public in tlie " short course in agriculture," cov ering two years, and offering a very good series of studies, such as will give every student who will apply hlmself a fair acquaintance with the side of our art. The expenaes of this course are very slight, and any eu- 1 ergetic young man can easily make his way through it by his own exertions. i Thc privileges of the Kxpcriment ta tion, and its agricultural and borticul- tural work, are open to these studenta, 1 and we belicve that no cxertion will be sparcd by l'rofeasor Cooke and his j assistants, or by the authorities of tbe college, to make this course of instruc tion tborougb and practical. Wc want to see these exertions properly met, and wc urge upou our mature readers that they make it business to spread a knowledge ol llns opporlunity, and urge as many as possible to avail tbcm- selves of it. t wii.i. " PayI A Cow's Milk. )-. Editor: Iu your issue of .Tuly .'! I notice an article entitled " A (,'ow's Milk," in which you tnaiotaln that feed will not altcr thc composition of milk, then quoting from l'rofessor Cooke tbat hc allows one cxception to this rule: " When the cowa are turned out in the spriuH from tbe dry feed in the barn to tbe succulent feed of the young grass in the pasturc there is always an in creasc iu the quantity of the milk and a decrcase in the quality." Now it appearl to me that tbat cxception covers thc whole queation, and admits that food of a succulent nature will increase tbe quantity of milk wlthout proportlonally increasing tbe quality, which is, we Ibink what farmers believe. Before the ad vent of the silo we fed large quantities of oat-hay, and when contlucd en tirely to dry feed, and this principally oat-hay, there was such a sbrinkage in thc milk as to cause difliculty in strain ing, by reason of little pellets of butter or cream, iu a partiallv churued state, gathering on the strainer. Fourquarts of potatoes once a day to each cow would remove the difftculty; roots of all kinds and very carly-cut hay would remove them. We practiced this for scveral years, fceding a few potatoes in the Qrat of the winter to remove these little pellets of butter in the milk. Now if feed will not altcr thc composition of milk, why did these little pellets so quickly disappear from the milk? L. W. Pitkin, Marshfield, Vt. Ratlroadl aml he Hiirhts of Farmers. " We believe that in almost every case where a large proportion of the public desire new or incrcased facili tiea it would prove advantageous for the corporations to grant them." Dr. Ho8kina, i Vermont Wutchman. We have seen the above paragrapb quoted iu aeveral exchanges, with ap proval ; and this auggests to us a little further enlargement of the idea. Take Vermont's case: she iB now prelty well aupplied with railroad facilitics. What do these roads do for the develop ment of the great freigbt-producing capacity of the state? Nothing at all! These lines are run with reference to through busineBs entirely, and gen erally at cut-throat rates, such as only bankrupt, or at least non-divideud ylelding lines, can afford. No doubt the managers of the roads fuid ways to feathcr their uests; but it can not be out of viaible profltt. Meanwhile, no attention is given to favoring obeap and direct buaiuess iutercourse bc tween our ouly great produclng class and their customers. The farmers of New Bngland have. luffered as they do not dcBcrvc, and in a way they will not long lubmlt to, in having their business intercsts disregarded by corporations which they have helped to build up, and from whom they have the right to requirc the highest consideration. The voters of the state hold these corpora tions and the aubsidiary express com panies in the hollow of their hands, as the depository of the sovereign powcr. They have been immenaely patient partly becauae the press of the state has ncver properly maintained the people'g righls, hut have takeu free passes aml Baid nothing, when it was their duty to do quile differeutly. We maintain that the people of any state huvc thc flrst and best right, in Hkmakks by Agricultural Ed itor. Did our friend l'itkin never hear tbe saying, " It is the exccption that proves the rule "? It is the rule tbat l'rofessor Cooke aims to establish, ! for that is thc important point tbe one we must tie to aud depend upon in our practiee. At the same time he is bound to state that this rule, like so manv others. has its excenlious. which scieutihc ; rnust be taken into account. Feeding for " butter" has been advocated and bclieved in for mauy years; but if it is a rule that feeding for butter is a fallacy, j and that thc cow, as a rule, has her j regular proportion of butter to tho othcr clcmcnts of her milk, ii is Im portant to settle this point in the mind of every dairvman. For the hcalth of our cows and for our own protit we i must give them a well-balaiiced ratlon, COmbined BOtbat there sball be no food wasted, and tbat all wc feed sball be fed to the best profit. The fact tbat in exceptional cases, or at exccptioual times, the proportion of butter in the milk may be sligbtly modifled for awhilc by excess of grass in the spring, or by excess of trrain in winter is in teresting, as a fact. Hut it is not half so important as a knowledge of the ruh , and an assurance that wc work against nature in tryiug to guide our practiee by the exceptions, instead of the rule. Iu fact, Mr. l'itkin himaclf, in the case of the oat-hay, found the exeeption to be an injury, aud iustinctively, as it were, reverted to a more normal and better balanccd diet for cows, in his own interest. We do not believe that he would think of such a thing as to take a cow whose milk naturally was poor in butter, and try to make a butter cow of her with oat-hay. And the other way is equally a failure. Dyspepsia Makes Uio llTOI of many people mlserable, in'! often Itadl lo MlMettmetlOB. Dlstresa after catliiu, sour Monaebi siek li(adaclie. Iieartburn, loiOf apix!tlte,afaint, "all gone" foellng, baU laate, coated toiiBiie, anil lrregn- larlty of the bowels, are DlStrOSS somo of tbe tnore common AftOf syinptiiins. Ilyspepsla does r a.- 1U)t get well o( Itsclf. It Eating reipilres careful, perslstent attention, anil a remeily llke Hood's Sarsa IMjrtlla, wbieli aets gently, yet surely and cfTlelently. It tones tbe stomach anfl other i organs, regulates tlio dlgcstion, crcatcs a good appetlte, and liy tbus filck ovcrcomlng tbe looal syinp- u ' h toms rcmoves tbe synipa- MeaaaCnO tbetlc cfletts of thc disease, banlsbes tbe j beailaebe. and refresbes tbo tlred nilud. " X hare been tTonbUd with dyipeptla. i bad but little appetlte, and what I did cat m . UltreSMd me, or did tno j rseari" litt(, K00(1 Tl an j,our burn after eating I would expe rlenee a falntness, or tlreil, all-gono fecling, as tbough I had nntcateu anythlng. My trou- blc, I thlnk, was nggravated liy my busincss, wlileb Is tbat of a painter, and from being more or less shnt up in a Sour roomwlthfresbpaint. Last . spring I tOOk Hood'i Sarsa- StOmacn rllla took three iKittles. It did mo an i lmmense BIBOtlDt of good. It gave mo an , appetlte, and my food relisbed and satisfled the orarlng i had proTlouily sxperleneed." I geoboe a. Paoi, watertown, Mass. Hood's Sarsaparilla 8oldbyttlldrugglt!i. f I ; nll for f :. PnpMtd only by C. I. ItOOI) CO.i ApotbMMiM( LoW&U, Mass. IOO Dosos One Dollar A. QOOD PLACE I'OK a MUSIC TEACHER l mlpIlMitle Of ttlfl 'H!iitT of il DITSON OM- I'ANY MVHIC STiHtK. a few hourofum 111 wr tour imty h pmtltuhly ipcnt in tx;unlulng cmr t'XcM'iitlonttlly k'ooil nt'w HiW!if ttlODI uml Ml9otltl for tnt' full osnipAlsn. I'rmii our B4pUI Ijtt Ol (wliicti i- .-k for) we HMIIi I ffw "onkn OOl "f mitiiy. Examine for Singing and Chorus Classes. smitf lliirmutiy. -iti ots. dot. 1 Bmerton. Uoyni si ii K6 r. (60ott $nbv.. Bmewon. Amt'rtoAn Rlale Oholr ffl or fftdox. Tenney, Jehovtth'a Pmlir $i ori?'1"!". Kmeraon. Oonoert Belael tonn ( i?i 'r h ii,.i Bmerton. Or our zoelttnt ( inttitttA i l)iry Rfald'l Snpp.T. 20otl. 11.8(1 '!'. LowU. Kiiluhow I'Vxtlvnl. (29 rt. loz. I Lewis. Examine Our Superior School Music Books. StiHK Mitmial, Itook i. (80 ott. C3 doi.l Broertoii Sdiik Miin aali Itook (40ctt. S4.30 dt.) Emerion. Song iMamial, Huok ;t. Wcta. r1! .i.i. i Bmerson. rititl 'oir'H, (AOcU. f4.80doa i Bmerton K 1 1 .i i i l 1 1 ' ii himI rrimury SinK. Uz. I Examine Our New Piano Collections. Populsr i'Ihho Oplleol pn (II) 27 ptecei Ami UAoy otnert. au. Popular sin(j Collootion $ i - 17 Songt. Sons Clattlon. (8op.fl ) Altofl, W Songt. Claitlo Tenor San .i' Bariiono Boiibi (f 1) Any Itook MalM fur Btail PrlM. OLIVER DITSON COMPANY. Boston, Mass. Rheumatism, BKiNt; dm to ihe praaMMM of uric Old in tbe bloodi ll tHOflt effeclunlly Ctired by tbe use of Ayer's Harsapa rllla. lle sure you get, Ayer's and no other, nnd tuke it till the poisonous aeid is tboroughly oxpelled from tbe systetn. We ebullenye attention to this tattltnoBjp : "Aboul two years ago, nfter suffering for nearly two years from rheiiinatlr coitt, be ing nlile to walk only with great diseomfort, and having trled variotis remeilies, InolQdlng miueral waters, witliout relief, I saw by an advcrtiae ment in a Chieago paper that a man had DSan relieved of this distressing eoin pliiint, after long snffering, by takiug Ayer's Sarsaparilla. I then deeidod to make a tiial of this ineilieine, nnd took it regulnrly for eight moiitbs, anil am pleased to state that it has effeeted a OOmplfltC Oltre. I bave inei bad no re turn of ttlC disease." Mrs. H. Irving Dodge, 110 Wi st ISBttl st., New York. " One year ngo I was taken 111 with Inflamtnatory rncumatlsiD, being oon. Ilned to mv house six months. I eauu' out of tbi- sirkness very much debili tated, with no appetite, atid my systein dlMfdanid in every way. I eoinmeneed nsing a.vit's Bartaparllla and began to Improve at onoe, irainlng in atrencrtb and sooti ri'eovering my UHnal bealtb. I oannot iay too mnch in pralM of this welUknown medlolne." Mra. L, A. Stark, Nasbua, N. II. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, PnF.rARED BT Dr. J. C. Ayer ic Co., Lowell, Mass. l'rlce 1 , tli bottles, 6. Worth t a bottlc. ARE Tnua BUfforer tfOtn nny of thlf Mnt of tyTnrtorm, Bomf? of vhifh warn you khatyouart liahiotoiin nttack of Apoplpxy? Dlz2lncfW or Pretuuire In the Btad 8pot rWoti' Eyes, Palu Aroutnl or PnlpltA tlon of H-art, Paln In RckI"U of Hrart with Fceling of Suf.'tx'atlon, HinKinK Sound In Fars, yumhnt'stor Prli-kly Sfnsatlon of Llmhs, eBpoclally thc Arm, Paln hr-twuen BbOttlden nnl In Rfde, Paln In Stnall of Back or Hlp, Dry CoiiKh, Flatulencc, Sour titoujach, Oeuerat Dcblllty, Loss of Appetlte, &c, YOU PROLIFIC POULTRY FOOD WILL MAKE HENS LAY ran ho curfd by purrhnslnR a bottlc of ANTT A POPIjECTI NK iad taklntf It an'onllnK to ' tHrt'tlonn. It in ntnmirly cntlorsrd by th loalln(? physlriansof Mcmtrtal.a "thconly 1 Apoplrxy Prtv vpQtlvc, anl Is everywht're regarted ns a ure t'ttro for i':i t 11 1 -i Ilcitrt I'lsnis. , Khrufnnlifim, Aiisliin PaotoHaj Cfarnuir Itronrhll In, !,imt ComplHiui. Kidney nnd Illaddar Troublen, Bolatlea n'Hpepnln( dr.i tlc. For tale by all drugfttU. Prlce 91 .00 abottle, slx lxttlesfor$5.00. Bend to DR, F. S. IIUTOHINSON i & CO., F.noaburKh Falls, Vt.. V. S. A., forclrculart J and testiinonlala. "100 Em'rK't,lH'l.,- " prico II Otta Mallcd f rw to reailTft of thlspapcr. Tt'lls what to il" lu case of MCldtnti aiul what may result f rom ! DIZZY ? Monal Bank Stocks Investor.-t tupplU'l with stock in cboice Ttzai MttlontJ Bankt. olthtr old or thoM Just ofgantsUiffi FIVE AND SIX PER CENT SEMI-ANNUAL DIVIDENDS. Total rtatjonal Bank uapltal iu TaxatonlyfI2Mi 100, and money lu ai-tive tlenund. l.t'Kal rate of bank dltoonnti twtiv per rcnt. Pw banki pay li'Ht t Iihii ten per cent tltvblf ikN, mauy earn Mftt cii , in i'ik!iiii'cii pcr i-i'iii pcr aiinuui. i wctny-iw years rcsiucucc. orrcp.in'ictn-c nm. iii-ii Mrange Itible Facts. The learned Prince of Cranafla, heir lo the Kpanlsh throne, imnrisoned by the order of the crown for fear he should aspire to the throne, was kept in solitary condtiement in the old prison at the Place Of Skulls, Madrid. After thirly-three. y(;ars in this livinr torab death came to his rclcase, and thc fol lowing remarkabln researches, taken from the Hible and worked with an old nail on the rougb wall of his cell, tolil how the brain sought employment through the weary years: " In tbe Hible the word I.ord is found 1,868 times; the word Jehovah 6,865 times; the word rcverend but once, and that in the ninth verse of the one hundred eleventh I'salm. The cighth verse of tbe one hundred eighteenth I'salm is the middlc of tbe lliblc. Thc ninth verse of thc cighth ohaptcr of Ksther is the longcst verse; the thirty-lifth vcrsc, eleventh chapter of St. John, is thc shortesl. In the one hundred seventccnth I'salm four verses are alike thc cighth, (iftccnth, twenty-lirst and thlrty-flrat. Eaoh verse of the one hundred thirty-sixth I'salm ends alike. X natnc.s or words with more than six syllables are foutnl in thc Hible. Tbe Ihirtv-seventh of Isaiah and ninetcentb of II. Kings are alike. The word ! girl occurs but once in thc Hible, aml that in the tbird verse aud third chap- . ter of Joel. There are found in both books of the Hible 8,586,488 letters, 778,608 words, 81,878 verses, 189 cnapten anl sixty-six books. The twcnty-sixtb chapter of the Aets of the Apostlcs is the fmest chapter to read. Thc most beautiful chapter in the Hible is the twcnty-third I'salm. The four most Intpirtng iromiscs are John, four teentb chaiiter and sccond verse; John, sixth chapter and thirty-seventh verse; St. Matthew eleventh, twcnty-eighth verse, and thirtv-seventh I'salm, fourth verse. The flrst verse of the sixtieth chapter of Isaiah is the one for the new convert. All who tlatter tbem selves with vain boastings of their per fcctncss should learn the sixth chapter of Matthew. All humanity should learn the sixth chapter of St. Luke from the t wentieth verse to its ending." The above is copied from an old docu ment. For years a part of it has been seen from time to time, and in every instance the titnc and toi! indicated made a tleep impression. It now ap pears that the l'rince of Grenada pet rormed that labor, and it is not prob ahle that any other one ever did. It was a rcsult of his thirty-three years' conflnement. His reference to Isaiah sixtieth and lirst suggests the proba bility that he was trulv converted to fiinl while Studying the Scriptures. Wc rejoice that resulls of that study, even though so limlted, found their way out of tbat duugeon. An old naii was his pcn and a rougb wall his parch ment. With facilitics at hand, what rlch thougbts niight have been aildcd. Jnsrph itarticell. Nii- Mixed with the lnoniiiig feed provrnts -( "' i nnd Ffnthrr VitMngt ourei Houp atid Chalantt small BUm expeudeil for It will rettirn manv times tln M in tlie ineri-ased pro. dnotion of Kt'gs. Sold by SeedKinen, Poedmen, Drucnrlstti and Xfeneral Deal. ert, llb.Pkg.tl5o. J4' 1b. Pkg. 60c. Blb, Pkg. 1.00. 1 1b, l'kg. eent by mall for 40o. L. B. LORD, Propr,,BURLINGTON,VT. .irc .iiuin i JAME8. I'rcsKicnt Karmert' tlouul llaiik. Mcnricltii. I BXM. Refortto Plrat Nttlontl lsank. Forl w.rth; Nn tional itank Commoroo, Dalbu; non f. R, Lnbbookt Btatt Traaturor, AntttUi Texati Commerolal Na tlonal Bank. New Vork; ibm Don M. Dicklaton, Dctrolt. Mb b. IVotiee. Tbe tax-piycr of tlo town of Washington are bcreliy notltlcil that rntc-bilU of town. state, atate Hchnoi aud hlhway taxcn. asscRMcil on tbe lint of A. I. IvBtfi wcrc put into mv hauiU for collcctiou u tbt lotbday of July, A. l. 1889; that l will reeetTt iiayiueut of saiil taxc at thc town trcanurcr'n oftlcc lu Wathlngtoni t . witbm nlnatf dayt from tiaiii j 10th dtj of Julr. A. D. ISW, and tfiow tour pcr cent dltoonnt on aii taxot pald (exoept ttato tawt, and attcr thc explratlon of tatd nlnety dayt all delin I iuent tazet remalntng unpaii wiii ic paatad nrtr j Into tbobandtoi tboflrtt oonttablt for oouaotloni witli .iiblltioii.il c.ntt of collcctiou. 11. A WHITE, Tom Tviti'irer. t-!,iiu'i"i. Vt.Jnly i". 1888, Mllk-Cans. The best crtns I bave ever used for settiug milk are made to hold three gallons each. They are thirteen iuches deep, nine inchcB in diamcter aud made of the best of tin. Each can has a wlre bail to lift it by aud a handlc soldered to oue side about four inchcs from the battom to tilt it for eniptying. Thc lid is made ten inchcs in dianu tt i (one inch widcr than thc can) and drops down ovcr it six iuches. This is to lcave a space for the water to rise between thc oan and tbe lil and leal the milk air-light, so that it will he en tirely frce from atmospberlc InflueDcea, It is best lo make thc top of this lid conical, with an inch tubc at the top eztendlDg up three inchcs higb. This lervet as a handlc to lift it by and cnablcs the air to escape as thc lid set tles down into the water, for Ihis tubc must be open when the lid is droppcd on; then close the tube with a cork. You will llnd then, on taking hold of thc tube aud trying to lift the lid, that thc lUOtlon holds it fast, so that it would be very dillicult to take it off wilhout flrtt removlng the cork. Corrttpond ciiee K.i cliunije. (L:tiuc;ition;il. 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Thri'f itiih of tw.'Ive W0ektOta I'hII Ifrilt IuuIuk SfptfinlMT ,'l, IKKt: Wllitxr Tnrin liiulnn linitT I. tor i'Htiilouin) Hibtri'H. Mir l'lTin'li u'. 1 LU IU rH OOLLKV, A. M. An Aztec Era. The period of fifty-two years formed a complete era for the Azlecs, and they questioncd whcther at the end of that period thc great beavcnly clock, having performed its revolution, might not slop forevcr. Tbis era mcnaccd a con siderable nutnber of the populatiou once in their lives anil some of them perhaps twice. The night on which tbe tiftv sccond year would expirc was a solcmn moment to thcm and was sig nalized by extlnguishing the sacred lires in thc temples and those on private hcarthstoncs and by breaking all ves scls that had containcd provisious, aud the cvening was paesea in darkness, with trembling and fear. The day was in Xovcniber, when the Pleiadcs would culminate at midtiight, and this mo ment was the termlnation of the era. As the hour appeared the hunian vic titu was sacriliccd, aud the sticks were rubbed over his still qutck body for Btriking thc Qre for his funeral ptle and the inauguration of the new era. Mcu were waitlng with torches ready to be lighted with which the new Gre wai to be dlstributed to all the prov inces. The moment of miduight was hailed with shouls of joy. The world had come to an end, and men could hope that it would last at lcast through ADOtber era. Those who could not at tcud the public cercmonies watched knccling on thc roofs of their houses. The secular festival was suppressed by the Spaniards, the last humau vlctim having been sacrificed on the pyramid of Tlaloc in 1507. Popular Science MontMy. Tlie I'urfew at Albany. There is a custom in Albany which has been maintained for two hundred years which, I presume, isn't knowu in any othcr city of its size in the I'nion. The curfew tolls proniptly aud to the half-eightb of a second at nine each night. The city hall tower has a deep soundiug bell," conuccted by electric wires with Dudlcy observalory, and it strikes a stroke of one at uiue o'clock, night aml moruing. All private clocks aud watchcs are set by it, aud it is a curioui rcvclation to the theatrical cotnpanics that visit there to see nearly everybody in the audieuce pull out his or her walch at apparcntly a precou certcd moiuent aml look at it. The ef fect is very novel. It nearly upset John McOulloUgh and Mary Andcrsou when they played here together some years ago. McCullOUgh hal just seen thc air-lrawn dagger, and hc thought the audiencc were all goiug to riug the chestnut bell on him. Tlie cffcet is also very funny in the churches. Hut the same bell also tolls thc lire alarm, and liy nuinbcis of strokes signals the dletrict where the tlre is. It is cus touiarv on these occasions for the (jood pastors to remark: " lf any oue feels oalled by that warnlng there will be no objection to his uow withdrawiug,'' and there bave been occasions when a uumbcr did so. NtVC York Slur. Hiiki.in's Aknica Salvk. The best salve in the world forcuts, bruises, lorei, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns and all skiu eruptious, and posilively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guarautccd to give perfect satisfaction, or money refundcd. l'rice twcnty-ilve Oentl pcr bOS. old by all druggists.