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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATfi JOUKNAL, WEDXE8DAV, DECE.ViBER 28, 1892. Adclren ll hiqulrli. Ot flOtntBMBkNktSofll In rolatlon to Hurlniiltnri" to Dii. T. Ri BOflltlMi Newport, Vt. EditOfiftl Rotllfffi oru Outdtu oetgbbort seem to bo quite worked up on tlie subject of an ncxation. The. eonservatives are vow Qg With maoh needlcss expression of dislike for the United SIbIch thnt thcy ncvcr will be annexed; while the libcrnl prints are using the vetled or open thrcat of aniicxatinn to gct rid of the GMMdtM protective taiiff; or, bs the widcly popular Montrtal istnr says: " In Cauada, the mainspring of ann( x ation fuling is not far to scck. Tbil touching love for American institu Uoub ariees from the belief that union with the United Siales would fill the larder an l belp keep up the iuterest on the niortgage." THK Stur is a rcvenue. tariff , or what American rcpublieans would call a ' free trnde," paper. It quotes the an nexationists as saying: " ' I prefcr to re main nuder tbe old flag, hut if 1 cumiot get free trade except at the cost of annexalion, tbeo I tn prepared to change my nHiionalily.' Disguise the faet as we mny, the skeleton is iu the Dattottal cupboard, and he who runs mav hear iis bones ratlling t:t any liour of the dajf. Tbil ' glorious cause,' as the AmericaDl like to call it, is nothing but a ip oiei of ' hunger strike.' " The Strtr declares itself aguinat unnex ation, t'Xcept, perhaps, ai a choice of evils. It teoma to think that it is cn tirely vain for Canada to try to do niuch nianufacturing against English and Anicrican CompetitloQ, the Horticullural Socicty of tho prov ince, gocs into print to express hiR Rtrong reprobation of lUOb careless work, whieh makcs conlributors of paperB and reportR appear ridieulous, and greatly marR the uscfulness and credit of the socictics. Tbil evil callR loudly for reforra. I'ut none but ex perts at IQOb work Tnucnd of the year completes the twentieth of our connection with the Vkhmont Watciiman as its agrieul tural editor. Ar a good many old and new readers have aeked for a photo,, we lake thls oceasion to print a little cut, showing "the old Doctor," Bi'T, Burclv, there is a wonderful misconeeption shown by bolh parties in the I) iminion as to the desires of our people in regard to annexatiou. With nearly a niibion of Canadian im migrants and their progeny in the Rtates to-day, it looks as thoujh Canada was annexing itself quiie fast enough. The two carloads of south-bound Cana (lians who pass our door daily, witbin a stone's throw of our table as we Wrlte, indicate tlie real siate of the case. We liave yet plentyof unoceupied territory, cveu in old New Eugland, for the en tire population of the Dominion; and they ecein to be coming to us as fut-t as they ean get big enough to come. Thcy make a very goo.l class of people, too. In the second generation they are even enthueiastic Yankees, very olten Amer icanizing their Dames, to emphasize their patriotiim. We do not see what we can want of the territory ot Canada. The child is not yet born whose grand cbild will see our country witliout land for the lamlless. Let Cauada raise them, and let us give them a ehauee to get on. As for the AngloCanadians, there is a certain fine Fcorn whieh they show for Amerioane, and American ways, that is vastly entertaining. Individ uallv, they are moi-tly excelleut coni panions and honest fcllows; but when it eorucs to showing that fine sense of Infinite luperiority to all otber people, even of their own raee born out of " hold Hingland," there is nothing that will beat them unless it be 6ome of those JJoston " Brabmini " wbom Oiiver Wendel Holmes laughsat a little, yet is quite glad to foel hiinself one. mmrm Atncrican farniing would have bcen in maoh worse OOOdUlon tlian it . It is lOuropean miinov, icccivcd for grain, rueat and cotton. that has kejit the AmtriOftH farmer's head above water lor the pnst twe.nty years. Without IranRHtlantic casli,evcry farm niortgage iu An'criea would have been foreelosed, and we should all be tenant fartners to day. Amkiucan workiugmcn lmve niaiuly ItUCk to the land, and left the otber great industries chitfly to the ininii grant lloods of starved-oul Kuropean industrial elasses. ll is a good thing that it is ro. Let us slill hold on to tlie land; and if we are not MtUflod with he living and tlie profit we get out of it, let us put in mnre brains and bettcr direeted " licks " than we have yet ap plicd to tho task. We have every ad antage over Europe in our work, bur deued as that oontinent is with class privilegc and co.illy standing arniics. " in hls habit, aa he lives" in his or chard, The little tree, standiuii brside him, is a four-year old Yc'low Trans parent, bearing forty-two applc.s. It was photogradied to show the early and free bearing of this varicty, whiob, so far as we know, has been distributcd solely from our grnuuds; though itwas one of the sorts lmported by the United States I)e)artment of Agriculture in 1870. Our good frietid Iloward of Ran doljih also received and grew a number of varieties from the same aource, whieh he shared with us, and as he callcd on us on his auuual rounds as ageut for the Bradley Fertilizer Com pany, we gave him.a copy of tlie photo. The ucxl thing we heard of it was as a cut in the Bradley Company's circu lars of last year, where somc of our reiidors m.iy havu seen it. After be ing so used, the plate was very kindly sent to us, and, having no otber use for it, we have ii.serted it here. It was not made for Hich use, but it luay scrve as well as if it were. Wk are Indebted to Editor Woolver tons of the Canadian Horticultwistt aud also to John Cray, Esq., of the Dominion ezperiment station at Ot tawa, for copies of the Annual Reporta of the Frult Growera' Aaaociation, and the Entomological Society of Outario, full of useful informatlon on subjtets of much iuterest. Tlie Canadiaus are not baekward iu fostiring their fruit growing Intereata, whieh are already largc, and rapidly inereasing. Cana dian apnlei meet with a good matkel in Kugland. Bv the way, isn't it queer that thc only Cbrlatlan contineut of the old world should be tho one most covered with fortrcsses, aud moal tranipled by armies? In altnost 2,000 years, so little has Christianity yet done for the hard beaded, bardhearted Aryan raee, that their contiueut is still the chief war eenler of the globe. Aud still, as in heatheu days, the ahips of the North rnen are in evry sea; and their sca men are raiding every island, and ex ploitinglhe ahorei of every continent for their owu profit, with small regard to any righis that coufliot with their gains. We remcmber having heard, in ouryouth, an old niau Baytbat Chris tianity was sent first to the wiekedest raee of uien, because they needed it most. Isn't there something iu that idea? . Wk are not up with Europe iu farm iug, bttt we are ahead of her in civiliza tion. Popular govemmeut has yet much to answer for, or at least to cor rect. The ricli and educated among us yet prey upou the pour, and will even uow steal the "childreu's bread," as they have done lately in seiziug upon the endowments of the industrial eol lcges. We have got rid of slavery, and are going to get rid ot rum. It is to be hoped that we may stop robbing the Indians belore they are all dead. It looks somewhat, with our iucreasiug navy, and some ligoifloant acts of gov ernment, as though we were getting ready to imitale Kugland in bullying the reat of the world, because we are strong. llritaiu has a very winnlng way to make folks hate her." We had betler ktep out of that path. Obndsciiunts. QPxnsONALLY, we belicve that the in-fu-ion of a little more Celtic or Galiic blood into the veini of our American people won't hurt the eijuutry any. Toe proliflcaoy of the New Englund Vankee is wearing out. The nioderu rankee family objeota to more than one or two cblldren. The Freneh and rlah think as our Yankee aueeslors used to think "ihe more the mer rier." Now, if we want population, if we want buyers for our " dcserted farma," we must get them from amongst people ihat arc more prolilic than Anglo-Ainerie ins show themselves to ba, It looks, now, as though thelriah and Freneh are going to inherit our part of the earth; and we occasionally hear a jolly priest of the old religion chuckling over that outlook. But per haps the uewer generations are going to reform, and bring forth works of re jientauce. It is ttme. Our Eaatero larm papera are many of them txcellent, but the really intelli gent farmer i:i a great country like this wants to know about how thingH agricultural go on in the ncwer states. Now let us tell you, dear readers, that if you waut a Western farm paper that will keep you well poated, at all poinls one that is thoroughly and intelligenlly edited iu every page and line send for the Stoefcnuin mid Farmtr, publlabed by Axtell, Husli & Co., l'itlsburg, l'.i. This is not a " puff "; we wrile from a strong adrniration for an caruebt, intel ligent farnu rs' paper, whieh we read with cnnstant pleasure and instruction. .Sample eopies are sent free. Wk alluded, a short time siuee, to the hud proof' reading of the American Pomologioal Society's Bieonial Beport. They have the same trouble in Canada, we obaerve, and Mr. H. W. Shepherd of Montrenl, a prominent mctnber of AOOOD many thiugs "don't pay," because enough moncy and brains are not put into them to make them pay. It is so with farming, particularly. While thc early eurlace fertillty of new-cleared ground or virgin praiiie remained, he was a fool indeed who eonld not get profit out of thc soil. Farmera in those days were like the sons of rich fathers and about as shift less as many sueh sons are. But this generation is tinding things differcnt. We have lo put nioney aud bralDt into the land to get profit out; and be cause otherwise we cannot, the ery goeB up that "farniing don't pay!" mmlnent starvation is needed, some times, to arousc aud develop new oupu bilities. Oue thing is quite sure the OOming generation of farmera must know more, and work more, and work with ereater iutelligonce, thau their predeoeWOri, or ee had days. TBK Botntttnd says the one great trouble with farmera' organizations is that they want to get someting out of nothing. Thnt is quite true; and when the organlaatlon without eapital or skilled managenieul fails to do the good that was hoped from it, the cry is, " Didn't I tell you ao?" from the men of little faith, whoae mission in life ia to " sit upon the axle-iree of progreBs aud holler whoa!" IlAi'i'iLV for the world, this kind of people ia rapidly bciiig atarved out of agriculture; and in time they will be replaced by men of better sense and more energy. Farming, properly con ducted, is the aafest of all buaineBsea, and, like every safe and unmouopoliiced busiuess, the uet returna are aeldom large. But to have safety for eapitai with big prnfiis in a buainess so uui vcrsal ia uot lo be looked for, nor in deed desired. The prosporily of farm ini; is rathcr in its nioderate gaius, and a cousKpieut inoderate attractivencas. The moal serious backset to American farming has been the oceans of free land divided oul amoug so many, with little or no workiug eapital. If it had not been for the hunger of Europe, SPEAKING of industrial education, we are always glad to hear something from that beat of industrial schoola, Ilampton Institute, in Virglnia. It is doing for negroea aud Indians what no achool as yet is doing so well for whites unless we except the Cooper Institute in New York, aud the Sehool of Tech nology in lijston. We quote from a recenl article in the Spritnjfithl Iie publican: "The sehool was founded by General Armstrong as a praetieal assist auee iu the solutiou of the negro prob lcm, and as such its work has been remarkably successful. Mr. Turuer, whose work gives him a right lo apeak on the subjcct, says that no advance mi nt lu history is equal to that of the Bottthero negro in the last twenty-five years. That Ilampton Institute is very largely the catiBe of this, no one can doubt who has heard its story. The Itndentl admitted are mostly from thc poorer elasses, and aeting on General Armsirong's idea, 'Education withaelf help,' the head and the hand alike are tralned, and what is earued after pay iog for all expenses except schooliug is allowed the student as aasistance in ira proving eonditioua at his honie. The icbooling is all paid for by charity. The lecturcr gave many illustrationa of the self-denial shown by the negroea anxious lo get an education for themselves or their childrcn, and proved from the after history of many of the graduales that the inlluenee for good did not stop when dlplOTHM were giveu. llamplou Institute is a small city iu itaelf, aud besidcs cducatioual and religious in struetion niaintaius a variety of prae tieal industrial schoola. The auuual expeniei of tbe institute are 8185,000. Of this amouut, 106,000 is earncd al the industrial schools and M0,000 is ap propriated by the govemmeut. The reuiaiuing amouut is raised by charit able coutributious. All of the mouey whieh comes to the institute's Ireaaury is expeudcd on Ihe studenta. The elaborate bulldlngl on the grouuds are privale gifts. A ProllJlC 8afr Tree. Ayriciilturttl Eititor: Iu relatiou to large quaulities of sugar made from aingle treei iu one aeasou, 1 would just aay (though perhaps too lale lor your uae) that siuce I wrote you 1 have beard of atree in Moretown from whieh there were made iu one at ason tweniy- eight pouodt from tbree aiout. i oan give you uo more faela about tbil tree, aa the partirs arc all dead aud this luok plaee many years ago. 1 know well where the tree stood. I am ou the track of auother tree in this town from whieh a large quautily was made. Will reporl if successful. Timothv WhkKUCB Waterbury Center, Vl. Mrs. A. A. n tntama I.yiin, timn. For the Good of Others llcr. Mr. U illlnms Uoa rtlhj Bn dofoea ttood'B S-irsa ia rl : li . We are pleased to )resent tl.is from Rev, A. A. Willlama, of ihe Sillsbee street Christian Church. Lynn, Mass. : " I see no ronson wliy n i Iitkj innn. more tlian a laynuuii who knowi whareol iie spenks, Bhould hatltata t) spprovc aa Articie of Morit ninl Worthi frofn Wblott Iie or hls fanll liave been itgnally benefltefl. and whose ooinnenda- tion in.-iy servo to exteml tliose l)enetlts to others liy liicri'nsliiK tlieir eimnilenee. My wlffl tias for many yeari been a luflerer trorn vce Nervous Headache for wMotl ihe tOUnd little helD, She has trled many tniun that prornlsea well but ter- formed llllle. I,nst f;ill a fiiend (tavc her a DOt- tie of it in Banaparltla. it teems iutpiIs- tni what tlinply one bottle eould and dlfl do tor hei. The atlaeka of headnehi.. deei eaed in number and were leti vtolenl In their Inten sity. white her leneral health has been ln proved. Iler appettte has also heen better. Krom our experfeuoe wttti Hood's Sarsaparilia 1 have no hesitation ln endorting ilx mrriia." A. A. Wm.i.iams. bcrtrscmcnts. i I'OL Hl ( , ( ' f m.BNF ( CoTTOI RMli t T ToLKNK (Jni Tftt.nNR CoTTOUdVI HOOD'S PlLLS ar? the best family cathartie, (reiitln nml cffm tive Try a box. Trloo 2ftc Ut; I OF THE FSYING PAN 1 1 as rontc not a little . 1 knowledgc as to cook cry what to (lo, as well - as what not to do. Tlnts - we have learned to use eiTTSLEIE, the most pnre and per- Fect and populnr COOK- i Ingtnaterial for all frying and ehortening purposee PROGRESSIVE G00KIN6 is the natttral outcome of the aie, and it teaehes 1 us ) to UU lard . bttt rath er the new shortening, BfflTTILIIE, I whieh is far eleaner, and linore digestible tlian any lard can be. The success of Cotto- lene hascalled outworth- less imitationa under sitnilar tiaines. Look out tor tliese! Ask your Grocer for Cottolbne, and he sure that you get it. Made only hy N. K. FAIRBANK &. CO., CHICACO, and 224 State Street, Boston. o o EE 1E 00 o p O 0 m 3 P P 0 0 UU O 1 . u m J a Z 0 EE 3 O -U t'f'TTOl.BNF , , COTTOLSWI . (.'(iTTnI.HNF. O Ct 'TTfiLKWH. 'COTTOLHNR CftTTtil.KNK 9. AT i 1 m& s4A A DOWNS ELSXIR THE NEXT MORNING I FEEI. BR'GHT AND NEW AND MY COMPLEXION IS BETTER. 3ty dootor ny It SOM ireetlv on the totnach, Itver enu kldneye. end Us pleetanl lexetWe. Tht drink Ih mede flom h.Tlm, uiil Is tirepuri il furuso uj easlly a tea. It lncilled LAME'S HEDICIHE All dnitfKistf fM'll It nt (DOi mnl iljpO D6JF paeknKP. Buy one to-day i Lilttof PBitIIv Irdirlnr iiion iii bowrli vwvV. dii y. tn ortli rto be heaithy. this w aeoeewny. N. H. DOWNS' VEOF.TABLr. BALSAMI0 ELIXIR 5 Haa stood tho teil t or fifly-nine year and has proved jitaelf the - Ibost rcmedy known for tbe ctii i' of Consumption, Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, and all Lung Diseases in yonng or old. SOLD EVERYWHERE. Prlce, 2"o.. 50c.f $1.00 j,or bottle. HE:tST,I3EH20 LCES, Tiop:., BsrUnjton.Vt. DOWNS' ELIXIR Mr. GEO. F, HEALY. Waterville, Mainc, ravs : If you are evor cltstressed. after eatinK. use Qf0deis SYtup. Mr. HetUy bfti been Btreel Couunieiioner, an'i now bee ciiurt' o( tne Bewer Depftrt nenl ; i- a respectctl and rel table eitizen. Oknti.i mi.n Vtr wo yi-arH I liad suf feied with Pjrtppala,, wbiob oaiumkI nw an awful diHtrt-NM afti-r my iihniIh. 1 Wiis rcstioss nljbtSi ocoaaUonitlly would havo Heada-iua, Bour BtoiuAoh, Heartbnrni and Bttrnlitg BenMttlon tbe pit f my BtomaObi OrUr'N llutun lr Hynpi-pKla syrnp bM entlrely oureduienfter eveyythlng elee hm feiledi its reuuutlve qojUltlei aro aneQQjUedi and I bertfly recowpend it to any OM triil)l-d as 1 was. Vours refpeotfalljTi Qmo, F. H BA.LV i ab-i vllio, Maine. PROLIFIC FOOD i WILL MAKE HENS LAY Mtxrd with tbe mornlng feed provonte ISgQ f'nUinr nnd rttinr lHckingt ourea Boup and uhaitiva A small suin ezpcMided Uv it will retni n many llnee iii" vi in ihe ln reaeed pro 4liictl(4i of K:rtrs Sold by BeedBm n, Kcciiincn, Dru'istj, uini GeneraJ PqhI ert. 1 n.. pkif. Vo, 2', n. Vkx. 50o. Ib, Vku. fi.tMt. i b. Pkg. hiiit by nuui forlooi L. B. L0R0, Propr,, BURL!NGT0N,VT. TO PROVI OUR FAITH IN THEMEDICINE, )n and al'n-r Ootobei 1. iwi, wo pive every pereou elllng oor uiecUelne the nrivllege ol M'liinu iIjc uottlei for $5.tw, mni ajaereiitee tiiat iu iifl it doee you no good you ean reoeive your tttouoy oack i; , i guamnty wtth evory bottle. We claltn tooureDye iM'psia, Headaohei Bour Btouiaob Heartbunii Kiuney Couinlaluti Neuralgia, UnitreM after eatlugi Palpltatlon ot tbe rleartt CoUo Ker voutneae, i-ss ot Bleeu. Dlmdueta, rregdlar Uy if tbe 4pnettte, Pleuriay l'ains. Bloatj Vimi ou the Btoniaohi Hecking Cougb(end Cunetlpation. And wliy will n ouret Be oauneuta Ralaxtngi Purifylng Boothtngi and Heaftng it is ooinuounned iron tne nuiwei rooti and bertei rree from Alcohol or Uorpbla. it is hennleei to the tnallett ohllu obtldren llkeit end it In far euuerlor ( o Oastor il and all otlu r p eparatiout. (all lor Grodere ttotmilc Pyepepsla Byrup none genulue uuleai bearing our tradc-iuaiL, tlie lli-aver. THE 6R0DER DYSPEPSIA CURE COMPANY, vlt l:illt M . I N K . DR. CLIDDEN'S RHEUMATIG CURE Ih a Oontponnd nfodloluo in L.IUII3 and 1'I LLS whleli letenoe hai takan from aatnre'i itofeboaeej ! Mid i a wonderful reniedi for the iitiimu mnt ; pjtiiirai dUorderi n n e: xj mati s jvl OumO bf h dluHad LIVJCB, kiiinkys ai I'.i.ihiI). No reroedy bM ev Iltuorerea ; tlntt I'Uifs si. l.trc r'nrtli)ii i.l fiixf uh Dr, Glidden's Rheumatic Cure, atohetand Patuj r vkoof thai the lyttamui UlMMwed. The l i i i; the lartieel orjmn ln ti-u body, Ia dtMaMo, eoneequentl) the K I lS K Y nre dteeaeed, tne HKAKT nflTected. Vou cannot ih i nit'lil-i. tn.tl lif ts alunni ti liunlfti. I tt I KN II. if rou ere nverwurked nd debllll ded, have aehei and patnt. i 11 iihh rnedtvine a PJSRttlNTKNT triul. It luriKonitei the iytem. j i t 1 1 , - tt.. t ( '.tipriVt'B Tviv- p.tlU nxd n RHKt MA ViHM, S. A. HOWARD SOLE PROPR1ETOR, New Hampton, N. H. FOR SALE AT DRUGGISTS. pi Ce CURE Try FURBISH'S A now aiiil 'ninili'ti' Tii'Hlniriit. fniistnt in of s,M potltorleti oiotntanl in UaMuleat aleo tn )vx; a Poetttve t'ure for Kxteruat' Intarnali Hiimi or iiiuud mjg. Iteblugi UhronlOi Reeent HereditMry i m -, antl niany ottier ilirtiunort himI fmiutli waknvittn ; lt ll Hlwayt h nri'rtt latiii'tll tn t lo Kt'io ritl healt a. Tbe ilrtit dlneovury of u iiifilh-iil euru ninh'rtnK hii opiTa tlon with tln kntfc nimtMenHiiry lnrcafttr. Tlili Heineily hiin never i - n known to fttil. $ 1 pr box, bforf ; nunt ly nmtl. W)iyHuUir froOO ttdn lerrl dUtniMi1 wlmn h wrltton t;iiHrrtnti'f Ih poitiiivi'ly Ktvuu with i. boxeai to refune tio nuinei if not (MirtMl. Kt'tul HlHinn tor frte Suninlt. Uimrttntee ia uvdualy by I.KMTKH II. OBKKNg. hniUKim ttnd ole AKtit,'.'& Htntu atreet, Moulieller, Vt. Htnd for sttinples. BEATTY'S PIANOS MUl OKIiANS pn UP- AiMrnaa DAMKI. K. ItKATTi . N 4IH l M n . N. .1 10 WORM POWDERS FOR HOR ES AND COLTS. Tbe am tnff. nUFe and rt'liablf. Hor- incit p'4k iiiubiy of iti iiitii Thei are warraiited to eiure tln worel eHie knowit Oue bundrad ilollar Ih at red foraeaee tbey nu rar. prlee. fl i-er pMkage- Adrtreai u. s. runUlaH. MM OneaUtut Htri'Ht. l.vnn. Ma. I f-rder eontalnlau; ntoufv, P, O. UOtei or iituiit) i i wiii reoeive nrouipl .i B00K BINDERY.- PaperBox Factory Parthiwhonave any book they wish b jnd or repaittd, or uae Paper Boxes, Mhould wrlttto . W. WHEELOCK. MONTPEUEH.ItT.. or owttf V" ctt for good "'Ori... Whcrp Hoos tbe Llfl of n Tree B4lldel Ayricultiirrrf Eilitnr ; Knclosed i a nole by Mr. Timoihy Whceler, cut from a late number of your paper on liollow trccs. I bavo always read all of biH wrilings on the sugar toapla with a good dcal of iuterest. 1 am by occu pation a farmer, and takea good deal of intercst in fruit and fruit culture, nnd also in thc sugar maple. About llfloen years ago 1 had occasion to thin out a grovo of mnples. A fcw years after, I gave them a second tbinning; this was in the spring, as I cut the trecs for su gar wood. I noticed quite a number girdled by mice. I cut the most of these, but not having time to linisb all that dav, I left two standing side by side. One was left with about an inch of bark ungirdlcd, and has made a fair growth; the othcr, a tree about four inches iudiameter, was enlirely girdled for a space of some three or four inches, uot only the outcr but tbe inncr bark, well down into the wood. ln June following, being in want of some polcs, I wentout inteudingio cut them, hut 1 fouud both in full leaf. The one that was entirely girdled has put forth lcavcs year after year; but one thing I noticed after a year or two ihe leaves were not quite as larirc, and usually turned red first in Ihe fall. Above where the tree is girdled it is some two inches largtr in diaineter. I wish to inquiie if there is no life in thc hcart wood how this tree made a growth year after year? I have mcn tioned this tree to several, and they would say there is some ruistake, that there must be a liltle bark to connict, or else it would not grow. 5ut facts are stubborn things. 1 would lake them to the trcc for an i xainiuation ; then they were coOTiDCed, aud would say it is something never heard of be fore. W. It. iSi.iss. Corinth, Vt. NOTK BT AQBICrJLTCRAL EDITOR, The note from Mr, Wheeler was as fol lows: " Among the specimens of wood whieh I have, illustrating the make-up, growth, injuriea and decay of trees, there is one of spruce, a section one foot in diameter, all dead and somewhat decaycd, except the last year's growth or ring. Iu this cse, at least, growth or life was coullned lo the last year's growth ot wood. I have become satis tied that there is uo life in the heart wood, or duramen as botauists call it, but is wholly contiued to the alburuuru wood, possihly to the last ring of one year's growth. The growth of wood is confined to tbis; U tbe life also?" We should be glad to have this question furtl.er discusted. Can our agricultural college profcsjors throw auy ligbt upou it? Ilornlest versus Dehorned C0W8 Agricultural Editor: In a receut is sue you assume that it is a very light matter lo dehorn cattle and causes al most no suffering, and yet you admit that your cows are very careful uot to push with the head, whieh is conclu sive evidenoe to me that the wound made by dehorning is still very tender and, like a sore thumb, always in the way; for cattle that have never had horus are very playful and seera to think they can Dgbt as well as any; but of course there is less dangtr and no potsibility of goring one auother. In couversation with Mrother Cheever of the New Englatld Farmer hesaid,"I won't promise you that hornless cattle won't light, or that they won't whip when they do light with horncd caltle." Hut niy ohservation since I commenced breedlog hornless cattle (1 have now ten heifers and a bull, and three of the heifers are giving milk and promise well iu the dairv) is that they are very playful, but they don't seem to get inad and chase each otber aroutul the yard as others frtqtiently do. There hud heen a few hornless cows iu this Deighborbood for many years, and oue of tbem was bred to a lull-blood .Jersey from the Hilliugs herd iu Woodstock. The result was a hornless bull calf Wbiob I purchased when it was two years old aud used him in my herd of Qrade Jeraeyi that I had beeu improv ing for twenty livc years, and for sev eral years had averaged more than 800 pounds of butter per cow ; so I thiuk 1 shall have a valuable herd without OUttlng the horns. This seems to me the only huruane and reasonable way to get rid of horns. W. 1. Simon'DS. Roxbury, Vt. Auother (Jiieer Blrobi Agricultural Editor: Mr. Wheeler's acOOUDt of " A Uirch Tree," iu a late issue of your paper, reminds me of what uot long ago was a birch tree in this viciuity. Ou a steep hillside was an old stump, and from the top of that old stump grew a birch tree. In course of time thc old stump rotted away, leav ing the roots of the tree bare. They are covered with bark like the truuk of the tree. On the lower side is one larger and, of course, longer than any of the others. Were it not for the otber roots, this oue niight be taken for a continu ation of the truuk. I have thought, siuce reading of Mr. Wheeler's tree, that 1 would mcasure this one, but have not seen the time todo so eonveuientU . Mighl not that tree, growing on the ledge, have started from auother broken off at the place of the depressiou spokeu of, aud the root have followed down the old stump or log to tho ground bt low? A. WBBXLOOKi Worcester, Vt. A Mili.ion Fhiknds. 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