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VERMONT WATCHVIAN fc 8TVTE JOURNAL, WEONE8DAY, DECEMBER 7, 1892. Jfarm mxij (&arten. Aattreai all lniulrlas or eoniinuiilcatlon. In relatlon o anrlculture to im. T. H. MDNi Newport, Vt. Biltorlal Notingt. Kx Senatok Edmunds is a good enough democrat for us. His rcci'iitly expresscd opiuions 00 the subject of trusts, corporations, and other cryiug abuscs in public affairs, were cxaclly to the point. We niay be mistaken; bul W6 liavo a notiou that tbe reason why tbc rcpublican vote fell off so gcnerally not only iu Vermont and Mainc, bul In tuany olhur states, was that bo little tbat is effective has becn done to put dowa the trusts, oleo nnd other frauds and abuses about wbich the pcople have becn OOmpUlnlng fot bo many years in vain. WBXTHKB the dotuocrats will do any better retuains to bo so.en. Wu cannot say that we have auy very aanguinc taopes iu the matter. PoltttOtftBI arc 'pretty much of a rouchness," DO mat ter which ll.ig they profess to train under. Tbc rich corporations can buy them up; and while Ih ;y may make buine woak and iiicffnclivc law.-i, nomi nally for the people's beneflt, it is very doublful wlicther the pcople will reap auy great advantae frora what they do. But. aftcr all, it is the people's fault. We think too inucb of party uames; and the leadcrs of bo'.h partics keep on fooling 01 with falsc promises. I'erhaps the titne may couie when the voters will show thennelves in solid and golemn earnest. Tbc colored tuan, as a subject for party strife, is about used up. We hope tbc laborlng white men, and especially the farmers, whose present tondition of servitude to spec ulators and venal politieians of every stripe is everbefore ua, will have their innings. The tillcrs of the soil, whetber black or white, have a hard time of it. They produce about all the food and clothing and moBt of the wealth of thc country; but mighty little of the latter stays with any of Ihem. We all admit that the uei;roes of the South can never be really free until they are bcttcr educated. IIow is it with the white cnan? The mournful tbing is, orseerua to be, that il is impossible to get the average workiugmau to understand Ihe importance of the matter. They all see that they have very little rcal in flaence or power iu public affairs that they are tbc viclitns of all sorts of ' sinful games" yet to uuite them in any strong and sleady purpose to right tieir own wrongs has always proved praclically irupossible. We have speut uncountcd aad uncountable millions to right the wrongs of tho colored mau, and we believe it was well speut; but when shall we lake hold of our duty in the same resolute way to right our selves? No bloodshed is uecessary; but stoady, resolute, iutelligcnt caruust tiess is necessary. Tho idea of a "farmerB' party" is both impracticable and useless. Bul to attend to our own duty and intercsts in selecting, aud in sistiug on elccting, tbe right men iu telligent, honest, faithful ruon as the candidates oT our own party, whichever it may be, is the plain duty of every man on the farm. How are we everto reach the dcsired end? How can the farming class be inspired with a sense of its own rights and duties, aud with an inflexible pur pose to secure the one by faithfully per forming the other? Again we must aay therc is no way but the way of better education. Aud that is what our tnaslers fear. It is one of the iuspiriug motives that have led to the seizure of the industrial college funds by the liter ary corporations. And the pity of it all is that the iudifference of the farmcrs to their rights aud duties in this matter U quite eqoal to thc grecd of those who have despoiled them. Onk of the editorial staff of ltural Lift, our excellent Iowa coutemporary, haa lately becn down South; and this is what he says about the colored schools: "Oueofthe features of our short stay at Port Gibson was a vllt to the court houee, where the county schoo! superiu tendent was conductiug an examina tion of teaehera for the colored schools. The teachers were all colored, aud the examinatiou was fully uh rigid as any tbat are held iu lowa. We also visitcd one of the colored schools. The chil Uren recite fully as well as our own, and seem to learn rapidly and eaaily. One goe8 away from the South with much kiuder feelings towards the pco ple than they could ever have euter tained without vb'.iing and being re ceived by them, and thc school system is one of the causes. The white pco ple are fully alive to tbe necessity of educatiug the growing generation of colored children, and they maguani mously divide the school revenuea equally with the blacks. This is the case in every town we havo visited. The board of directors is mually com poeed of whites, wbo direct affairB the same as iu tbeir own schools. All of the towns have colored churches, many of them small, though therc are some ijulte preteutious in style." Om the subject of cboice market Leef llural Lie says: " We have cat- tlc of as good quality, as far as breed ing is conccrned, as can be found in English valcs. We have an ondless supply of feedinir, stuff-i. Our blue grass pastures are not as rich and lux uriant as the old graas of the Midlands, bul they are far above the averagc grass flelds found on a British farm. FrotQ thc lack of the root crop we can not get that extraordinary winter liiiiah which placcs British beef above all ri vals. But we are approaching it since we came to use linseed cakc an I mill fced in bucIi abundauce." Spkakino on thc subjoct of control ling the quality of milk, the JVeij Dairy says: " The profcssors of tho I wa sta lion think they have settled thc qucs tion of the effect of food upo:i the qual ity of thc cow's milk. Thia has boon done with four cows of mixcd blood. Tuey were able to so feed theBe cows as to mako the milk rospond to their demands, richer or poorerat will. Now, suppoBC the8e same gentlemcn sccure two Ayrshires and two Jerseys, and, afterflrst Qading tho pcr cent of fats in their milk with ordinary foxl, try with spccial feeding to sce how nearly they can m ike tho two brceds co.ne to gclhcr in the per cenls of fat. In other words, can they turn an Ayrshire into a Jersey, aud a Jorscy into an Ayr shire by feeding for th it purpose? Tho four cows tbey experimented with might have becn exceptional animals. It is always daugerous to maka out a summer from one swallow. For years it was not supposad that one cow was greatly different from another cow, save in minor respects, but as soon as experiments and inves'.igalions began to be instituted it was quickly seen that cows were born with distinclive characteristics that feeding or care could not chango to any great extent, and that improvement in cows was a gradual work of dcvelopment." Withi.n due limits, poultry-keeping is as profitable as any branch of farm industry. As an exchange says: " Eggs are always cash. The farmer does not have to wait for his money from the sale of his eggs. They are in demand at all times, and when one customer has not thc cash thc next is ready to lake them. I'erhaps nothing raised on the farm is so free from the credit sys tem as this producl of the poultry housc, and tho egg basket has belpcd all classes, from the owner of a large farm to the widow with her little plat of grouud iu city or village. Many a farmer can tcBtify to the advantage of having a nice tlock of laying hens aud plenty of eggs to lake to market every Saturday during tho long pcriod of waiting for the next crop." THOMAS SHITHof Ilsmpton, Conn., in the New Ewjland Farmer gives the followiug account of how he kills ticks on Bheep: " I buy a ball of snuff or enough to go over the whole tlock at once. I cut the snuff and pulverizo it on a newBpaper, put the snuff in aglass jar( 1 take the jar, a large pepperbox and tablespoon, and dip the snuff from the jat into the pepperbox, half or two thirds full. Thon I lake the sheep gently, lay her on her side, put my knee gently on her head.open the wool and shakc thc snuff on the skin in places three or four inches apart, and close the wool. 1 put more of the snuff around the neck, and in about three days, if it is done well, the ticks and nits will all be dead. The snuff is a sure cure." Hkrk is what happencd to a f ox, ac cording to the Connecticut Farmer: " A few uighta ago a fox, while prowl iug about the western part of South Glastenbury, near tbe river, caught his tail in a barbed-wire fence. In some way, evidently in an attempt to escape, he twisted it about the wire eeveral times and iirmly anchored blmeelf in this novel way. Of course it did not take very long for some one to discover his plight in the morning, aud the Millcr boys put an end to his chickcn stealing with their guns. Tno Btate mentB rest on pcrfeclly unassailub'.c testimouy, and tho incident tnakes, it isbelievcd, a thoroughly uuiquo record iu the history of fox ' hunling ' in Con necticut." And here is what happened to a cow in New York, as narrated ,in the New York Journal. She was a very valuable animal, belonging to Owon Glancey of Sumnait, N. Y. : "She had wanflered into a hollow cedar log, prosumably to get into tho shado, and in puibing her way for fifty feet into the log, she passed througb a place where it had Bplintered in falliu.: with the splinters headed in tho direction she was going. Of course, when she attempted to back out her exit vaBeffectually blocked, the apliutors having spruug back. Aud there she was, as securely conflned as any pril ouer iu the penitentiary. Wbeu dis covered, she had been imprisoued for flvc days. Mr. (ilancey had to cut the log in frout of her before she could be taken out, nolbing the worse for the experiencc, excopt for her cnforced fast. The cow weighs about 1,500 pounds, so tho sizo of cedar timber iu that ' neck of the wood ' can be itn agiued." 1 An exchange very truly says that a hardy auimal doea not ineaa oue that can stand hardBhip. It means, rather, one of Blrong constitution, unimpaired digoation, activo circulation aud good reBpiration. A cow that can digest and aesimilate feed enough to produce a pound of bulter fat por day for ten or twelve months in succcsBion is n hardy cow, although her system may be com pletely derauged by a mess of sour or frozen feed, or a night or evcn a fow hours' cxposure to a disareeablo storm. 1'OULTKY has been domesticated for many centuries. When JuliuB ( ar invaded Great Britain he found both the gooso and thc fowl in a state of domestication and they secmcd to have been hold in some kind of religious rev eretice, as they were forbidden to be caten. It is common over all the world, and it is a singular fact that the com mon fowl, in every way resembling that of our own country, was found do meslicatcd among the South Sea Islanders when first visited by the Euro pcans. Tho game cock wc scem to owc to the Boinans. Several choice breods werc kept by the anciont Greeks, Mcdos and I'ersians. As regards potato culturc, wc agrce with the writcr who sa s that in no other branch of farming is there greater lack of unity regarding the bost meth ods than iu growing potaloes. Not only do fanners differ in their prac tices, but thc cxperts, the BpecialiBts, those who make potato-raising the main feature and other crops only the inciden'.als, these differ radically in some respects. A few of our experi ment stations have gone into thc mat ter soraewhat and have cotue out with praclically nothing. The questions of lcvel culture or hilling, of planting whole seed, half-aeed, quarters, doublc eyes and single eyes, are still chalkcd upon the bulletin boards of agriculture as uusolved problems. Thk Chicago Inter-Ocean cautions farmcrs to be on the lookout for partics who are scouring the country, cndeavor ing to 8windle people with a contract for wire fence. They offer to give enough wire to fence a ten-acrc tield, if the party approached will sign a con tract to take the agency for the wire. The contract is where thc swindle comes in, and if you read elosely, it turns out to be a promis8ory note for 1160, aftcr a few words are eraaed with oxalic acid. Apple 'otes---Loiig-keepiiitr Duchesii Brother Towle of the St. Albans Me.ssenger, speakingof the peach apple of Mjutrcal, expresscs stroug doubts as to its being of Kussian origin, on ac count of its spotting. We have always tbougbt it a French apple, aud the only reason for guessiug it to be Kussian is its hardiuess agaiust cold. But we have some native apples equally hardy. Mr. Towle says the St. Lawrencc apple is as good or better than the peach apple for cauning. This is also a spotter wi'.h us, but is a flne apple iu quality. Mr. Towle praiscB theDuchess, but laments tho shortness of its season. Many have said that a winter Duchess would be the moat popular apple of all for the cold north. We are happy to say that there is a fine prospect ahead for thoso who are of this opinion. A Mr. Dud ley, in Aroo?took county, Maine, has grown a seedling of Duchess which is large, handaome, productive aud a very good keeper. It is known in Maine aa Dudley's Winter; but a New York nursery firni, which has bought the right from Mr. Dudley aud is propagat ing it exlensively, has re-named it North Star. But this is not all. In a lot of Kussian apples obtained by us from l'rofessor Budd of Iowa, eigbtor nlne years ago, is an apple the exact duplicate of Duchess in looks when tbe Duchess iB ripe; aud for several years the frult has gone in with Duchess. But this year the tree was overlooked, and later, after Duchess was all gone, it waB fouud reddeucd all over iustead of striped, still hard and finn, and it remaincd so up to date, being evidently a winter apple. In dessert quality it is a good deal better than Duchess We are going to propagato il, and bIuI! be happy toeend Brother Towlo a tree of it if we are both on carth ihree years hence. In reply to his inquiry about Fameuso, we arc sorry that il is a bad spotter, as well as its seedliugs, Mi ln tosh Kcd and Kameuse Sucroe. The only Cauadian apple we have Ihat is free from apolting is Canada BaldwlD, which is a flne apple but nccds a clav soil. Il you are offered a bottle of Salva tion 011, withoul wrapper, or tuutilated or defaced, don't buy it at any price. You niay be sure that there is some thing wrong it may bo a worthlessor daugerous couuterfeil. Insist upon gelting a iu:rfect, unbroken, genuine p.ickage, in a yellow wrapper. Be on your guard. ubtrtiscmcnts. Mrs. Mnvi E. WFathm of Piqiia, (., y t tio Pliy- ii are AltOlllshMli nnrt lmk at lier llko ou Raised from the Dead Long and Terrible lllness from Blood Poisoning Completely Cnrcd by tlood'n Sarsaparllla. Mrs. Mary K. O'Fnllon, a very IntttHgnt ldy ot riqua, Olilo, was imlsonprt while as slstlnR phyttelau nt an tatopajf r years Rn. nnd soon lrriblr ulrm liroke out on her heatl, nnns, tonguc anil tliroat. Her hatf all came out. She WBlgtted lit 78 lhs., and s.iw no prospeet of lielp. At last slie began to take Hood'i Banaparllla and at oneo tm- prnved; OOUld soon Ret out of btd and walk. She says - " I becamo perfectly eiired by Hood's Sarsaparilla and an now a well woin.in. I watgh 128 lbs.. eat well and do tho work for a I.hko famlly. My ease seems a wonderful reeovery and phyilolani look at ma in Mtonlahtnant, as almost likr onr rniard from lh dead." HOOD'8 P1LL8 IhOUld be In every famlly medlclne rhet. Once usnrt, alwayi preferred. i It Curei Coughs, Colds, Sorc Thro.it. Croup, Whoo ing Couph, BronchitiB .ud Asthma. a oarula oure tot Conaumption in tint t nn.i a nutrrtlilla tdTano i tagei. tTMfttpDO. You will tee the excellent eScr.i Itor taklDg the flrst dote. 8.)11 by deal.m. virvwi, rge ifutilet, m ouuts oaid $1.00. it Cuil-b InBuuniii. DR. CLIDDEN'S jDbertiscmcnts. RHEUMATIC CURE Ih a ComponndBCodiQlnc ii I.KiUIDnnd PILLH Wliirh MSlne hfti t;tkn rrnm mttt'.ro's storelHmno, nnd U u 'itidcrf 11I ri'iiicily for tt)6 obstinatf hii1 pHltifnl (llrtitrdHr, nilEUMATISM ('iilined bv dNeaned LITKR. KlltNKVS nnd i- 1 No reniedy hH evet been micoverea timt oufat Itttga proporUon t 1 as Dr. Glidden's Rheumatic Cure. AcliPd and Iitn arc I'KOOF that tlif svtem I di.-f,.Ki'l. The LI KR. tlie lnrgMl onnrj m the t)inly, In (iini'ast'd, c 1 1 - n 1 1 t 1 1 1 v 1 1 1 K I I N K ivro diot'itftcd, tln) IIKAKT Kffected. lOU canmtt nleep nik'ht1, and lifp II ahnott a tmrdcu. FK1 B N l, If you ar orarworked aud dobttltatedi liavp arhM nnd palnft. OI K thin nuMitciiiH a PERHINTRNT triM. Inrlgorutei the system, inirities the l.lnod. ininnives digiMtlnn, rwlleves paln aud oarei RHKUMATIHM. S. A. HOWARD SOLE PROPRIETOR. New Hampton, N. H. FOR SALE AT DRUGGISTS. OS'.'No' LliAiH I N. H. DOWNS IVEOETABLE BALSAMIO Cl IV I D Has Ptomi the teit for flfly-tint years and lius proved (iuelf thc li't roniady kuowjt for tlie cure ol Consumption, Couphs, Colds, Whooping Cough, and all Lung Disoasos in young or old, SOLD EVERYWHERE. Prioe, Sfio.. BOo., 11.00 por bottle. BXOTT.JOnitSOJTtLOSB, Propi., BirUngtos.rt. DOWNS' ELIXIR I Among the good things that have beeu introdueed into this country from Buania, ia the laurel-leaved willow (o tix lnuHfulia). It is proviug to be a rapld grower and eutirely hardy, and we think should bo advanced to tho front as au oraaiueutal tree. Mll.K sct iu leep cana ahould have water at 40 to 45 around it in order to get tbfl oreatn In twelve houra; 55" will raiso all the creaoi in thirty-aix houra. ONI.V mmnien dir..i o Ja. kitcii.nu. . Muiiuc Mos DAYS, WK.DNKSDA YS antl KKIDAYS from Plei '-'0. Kast Ibvor, New Vork, eallitiK at Cliarlt-iitoii, H. O, 1 H 1 ... t cOtituM'lloiii anl Ihruuuli ratea from l.oeton and New KnKland nmnU. Avolda mturU New Vlugland coait. No lusty rlila aftiT leavkng ahl. Aooomtno datlon for flrtt claaa, IntermeUlate aml ateer a... jiaasenKi'ra. 'I'lie atrlohrtl dmiMiilinp pr.--valla on board every alilp. Informatiuii clu'frfully furnlahed. flenif for tleTlptiv L ; .1.1 I. I, J. A. Kl. N ll:HS. Kaalrrn Aeel. 301 Waahlnaton at.. iloatou. TUKIl. II. i i t. Trafflo MaiMcn, 6 Bowllnu liruen.New York. tj $ ' ni gooi Oigeition nvnf"oT) appetite, l Mnd hnalth on both." i'ollolme C ottolene CotlOttlM Coitolene L'oltnlene 'olKdene t.'oltolnc ottolene l.'oltolene C'f.tiolene To atran hoth the aljovc tndl, good, wholesomc, palatalile fool is (leniaixk'd. It is next to impnssililc to present a sutTicient variety of appe llnngbiluiof fare fot our mcals witli out a liher.il nllowance of pastiy nnd otlier food in which ihofttnitlg is re'uir"i. IIow to make crisp, hcaltliful, (ligestihlc pastry has pattltd the cooks. A difficulty in all Kood cookingin the iast has In-en lard. Always tickle, never unifortn, ffloat unwholesomc lard has always lieen thc banc of thc cook and Ihf obataelttO "gool digesfion." i QOttOmM Cottolene Cottolene Cloltolcne Cottolene IcMolene! Cotlolene ( oltolene 'ottolene Cottolene Cottolene uiMiene i oitoiene i ottolene ptioiane ottolene conies now itito poptilar favor as the new shorten- ; itiK better than even the best of lard with none of lard's ol)jectionable (jnali ties. And COTTOLENE Jott Cntl C'otl Con r conies attended by both APPETITE AND HEALTH." ) Grocers sell it all about. S It in- Coltii'ene ( '..ttolei.i I i itolene t ..n.ilrne olene ( fottotane 'nttolet Cottolene t '.tt..,.-tie Mnde only ly ?ne N. K. FAIRBANK & CO., SeJJ 'hlraif, anil M4 Mat RtfMt, Boetes. )ene 5 MRS. L1ZZIB SIMPSON, Waterville, Ms. COMPLETELY BROKEN OOWN With Constipation, Indigestion and Piles, With out Faith, but ENTIRELY CURED! Me i thc wife of our well known nnd re ipectftd polieenian, 4ieorjfe II. Sitnpson, und by him biit devoted wife wu indui'Pif to try the reniedy that had cured liim of ti titomuch tmuhle. she savs . (ieutlenieii Ihree year apo I becanie tbe victim of conMant cunstijiation und indiges t lon, r C" Q9A and iu short VAfxUUCLfC O time tt brouglit on me tbe WOT$ KUkQ oi I'iles.ln fact my wliole system seemeii to beafftcted. Tho le< food I ate WOUld distreKS nie territdy, und till my Mtomaeh full of gas. I wafl ereatfy troubled Wltb be;iduehe, our stomarb aud dllllOMf, ;.nd WOUld rael very nervoaa at DATAWir would be good, but KnOWftng my trounle I .some apnetite ouble I wiuld not dare eat. as I wasverv weak and the distret-i ufter eatitiff was utibearable. I bad tried ahmit all kind' of medirjnes nnd different physicians wtthoul receiving any beneiit- Mv Uul ductor said I never could o,.l DYSPEPSIA uu operatlon performed. At last, disconraped, and haviug lotl ull faith in tneilirine, I reabzea Ihut I was a walklUf skeleton, and to cratify the requedt of my busbund, I decided, aa u ia.-t resort, to try vour Byrup. ! foiinwi-d tbe dtrsctlOUI to theletter, and to my great sur priu in one 0J I n week I was sreutly iin C9 I fi proved. I k pt oo taking it until I bad used tnree bottle:?. I iim now iu perfeot benlth, free from ull the iOOVC menttoned troubles. I give vou tbia te-tiiuui:il, iu hope 3 to help some other poor nufterer 1 will anwer nll Uqulrtettll regard tO this stutein.'tit . Mlts. LtXZtK StMVWnT All Datent medicines are old uniler the old. old chest cure, uo ua you ever nOOfT back p with a ALWAYS S'.-'S now unv one I'ttiiiK thi'ir Norotnpnity lnn-ks up ils state. printoil euHrantie tbat your dtuer will ilffii. to civo vou imtlBfflfitiAB or re fund your mom-y M we do. Cull for tiroder's llotiinii' OI IDCC Dyipepela. 8 jr r u p VfUrVCO. Ni geu nine witbout beurlug our trade tiiark tbe BMTW. The Croder Dyspc watekviLls, psia Cure Co. IIK., U. A. HUiVIPHREYS' itr. Jiiniidireyi' tsieeiflea ira artantWoilly and cari'fully pVvpftred HainaflttJi umsI for yenm In prlvale pnutwa and for over tblrty yi'nra by tbe peopld vvltb t'Uttre aueotis. Kvery atuglo Specltle a tpaolal 0VM for tbe dUease uuuhhI. Tbey eure wltbout driiKlK. purKlnn or reituebm the sysUun and ure ln fact aud deed tlie Sott-ri'iaii Remedlee of tbr urbl. 1 -Fevi ira, OoafaaMoMi Iuflammallons - 1 nrniM. Woi'oi ti'ir, worini om- .iS 90 .. IIIMII1-. ll'ilIU ........ v... 3-TfetblnBi colle, CryliiK, Wakefuhii'.-s .-f5 4 -Uinrrbt-U, of Cblblren or Ailulls 7-f 'ou.bi., t oklfi, itroiii'nitu S Neural:ia( Tootbacbe, Faeeaobe 9-llfudiii hre, Shk lleailaohe. Vcrtlgo. 10-I)yleMla. lilllou.sness.OouKttiiatlou 1 1 Suiprt-aai-d or I'nlut'iil Pt-rlode i i -Whiten, Too ProCUM Perlodi t CrfBBi l.iiii(iii,. lloan.eneas 14-Hall UIk-uiii, KryBl'las, F.ruptlous 13-BhrunialUlll, Hheunialle Paltu 16-Malaria, ChUU, rever anrt Asue 19-l'atarrh. Infltienia, Cobt ln tbe lleail 20 WhooptuK Cough 27 Kidnev lliaenMea -Nervoue, Drbllity .38 M .93 .J--. .iS M .48 .25 .98 .48 JM .98 .'H .13 1.00 ;iO I rinti n Wl-ltkliean, WatttBf Bad .'J3 BVHFBKBTB' WITUM IIA.n. mh.i " Tbe Plle Otntment."-TrtBl Me. 25't. H..I t l.i PniMI.I., u i.nl .... na r.relit ol prlr. b. t ataaatnv BUaaen t. ptfeaO aattaa raaa in tteuitns etD. to.. iiiiii wiui m.. nwwyork. 8 P E C I F I C S . FOR SALE. ' Thr H .im OU Slrtlf sllt'i-t IIOW IMM'Upied tf Cbarle A Karntird, tttuattid listweeu the dwelllng bouie of Chrltjs Dewer and Oeoixe v. Iteed, aud eonsidtiiiK of huiue, ibea and tk.rn, with about mm foutrh acre of Lnul. rosKeaniou k!vu uu April It, For turiuaof pHrment aud prlee, Kpply toUKOKUK W. WIN'O, Koihii 4. ruiou hl-.ek Mntitpuller, Vt. MY SITUATION A aceoulitatrt for L. M. Ha.klui & i'o . Uo.ton, wa. obtained for ine by tbe llurdett llunlneaa oll. fi . H'H WHhlngton Street. llo.tou, after tbreemouth.'.taly E, N. KIMill.L, Lyuu. Forest TreeHMaplps. T I. A. HATKR, RANDOt.PR, TT. Your Lamoillo county correspoiiflent allow uh only Ihrco sortn, on the authc.ity o( "Thompaon's Ve ''yrti" but our hotanialn give w aix l attktaj) Hidea the box-elder or aah-leaved ma ple. They may bo dlvided into pairs: (1) The twoaugar rnaplea the rock ma ple and the black maple; (2) the aoft niaples the white and thc rcd; (8) the biiRtard rnaplep the striped and the mountain. Only one of cach class can common in Vermont the ro and thc striped maples bright farmer's boy ought difference betwecn theie. compare their leavea or tb he will have uo difficulty in 1112 them. The red manl. i i . . i . -. ... has a long drooping cluster of greenish tl.iwera. One of your correspondcnti speaks of sugar orchards whose trees r semble rock maplea, but are very Inferioras sugar producers, and somebody calla them a " aort of bastard maple." If any body has an orchard of red bastard maples or striped maples, let us hear from him. The striped maple doesn't resemblc the rock mnplc. It ia only a small tr.-o, perhaps lifieen or twenty feet high, with smonth bark, s riped green and black. But the striped ma ple, according to I) . Cutting's experi ments, will yield mort than twice the percentage of susrar which the sugar niaples do (ten per cent asjainst four and onc-half per ceut). It is a vory rapid growcr; mlght it not be profit ably cultivated? Will our experiment station please tcll u? And can Mr. Whccler tcll us why those orchards are not good for sugar? I know oue of Heveral hundred large trees, soil and moisturoand location not different, apparcntly, from others within a half-mile that are good. Yet it, doesn't pay for tapping. Another farmer of my acquaintance might tap nearly 200 trees (two grand rows of Bhade trees) within a few rodn of his house; but they do not give any sap. They grow on a sort of terrace. Farther up the hillside, and a little below them on other lerraces, are good sugar places. What's the matter with them? And who caa tell us something about tlie black maple? Dr. Cutting in his Report for the Agricultural DL-part-ment (1885-0) says it is " known as the black maple to the farmers of Ver mont." l)oes any Vermont farmer know it? If so, let us hear of it. Clippctl and Condensed. WHEN grain leaves the farm, the farm "Uffers los, no matter wUere the grain goes. In no place about the farm is there such wasieful extravagance as in caring for the poultry. GrtoiiND feed is best forcolts, as they will lake it better and get more nour lshment from it. The time to look after tho growth of young stock is all of the time until maturity is reached. If proper care is taken at the start there is no necessity for stock oa the farm getting breachy. A TEMPORABT diminution in the-irro-B crops means better prices. Bet ter prices will stiniulate better farming. Wl have discovered that lambs are fond of salc before they care to eat hay or grain. Why this is so we can't say. Should the horse become costive, u'ive a few feeds of boiled barley. Ex lierience with the above tejches its henttioial results. A woman in Ohio has a churn which has been in her possession fifty-flve years, and which has made over $10,000 worth of butter. To make cheese instead of butter is not improving the farm. No fertility 'eaves the farm in a butler-tub, but it does in a cheese cloth. WtiKN the power which is really vested in them is considered, it must be adraitted that farmers are the most forbearing of all producers. Wk have already reached the limit of productiou by careless planting, but the tield for good farming is enlargiug, aud will continue to enlarge. SOIRNOB with practice is what is w n'ited, and the higher the knowledge nt ihe operator in both directions the more successful will be his work. Xeither can go it alone in farming. Charlks Robinson & Sox, Birre Pltini, Ma8"., well kuown throuuhout Xew Eoglraa as laigely engaged in the breeding of Holstein cattle, have llled i VDluutary petition in insolvency. Tai erowing of mutton shcep will afford profitable employtueut for every SjCre of good grazini; land in the coun irv. There is no use letting it remain Idle, and it would not be,but for dogs. Tiiosk who have never tried it have uo I uil realilttlOB of tlie convcuience of prlnted lelterbed(. They belong to the class of little tbiogl which are a great conveuieuce, and they are cheap, too. Tiiky complain of a dearth of dairy meu at the recent dairymen's meeting in Iowa. I.et them persevere; it was so for several years here in Vermont, at tirst. Xow our largest halls are crowded. l'HiCES for common and iufcrior horsea arc coutinually goiug lowir. A few years more and iheir value will be pretty uear nothing. Farmers who are wise will avoid breeiling auy but good stock. A Sukfoi.k ewe was shown at the ltoyal show in Loudon, the past sea son, which had tlve living lambl at her side, twelve weeks old, all her own, aud having had no other uourishmeut than that supplied by the dam. Many farmera have discontinued using the drill in aeediug oata. The grouud is not so thoroughly covered as iu broadcasting and cousequeully tbe weeda are afforded a better chance to grow. In stony ground the drill does vory poor work. IIorse dealera aay that no clasa of horeea is ao acarce as the reallv good saddle animals. Horseback riiiing is coustantly becomiug more popular iu the cities, and among the people who can afford to pay wolt iu order to secure a flrst-class animal.