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VERMONT WATCHMAN cSc STATE JOUliNAL: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2. 1897.
7 SELECTED STORY. Tlio Talo or n Log, DY W. II. H. MUltllAV. Aftcr yeara of abBcncc ahall I Bay say cxllo? I hml conio back to tho old honic, and lightcd tho flro in tho hugo flroplnce, niid..through tho long wintor ovoninga and well Into tho nlghts of cold etnrliglit nnd coldor slorm hnd pllcd it hlgh wlth logs full of snp nnd gums, that nmko hcat nnd flamc, and cujoyod tho cracklo nnd ronr of it wlth tho zcst of a boy nnd tho reflectivo inood of a mnn rlpcncd by yoare nnd thought to bouso nnd apprcclalo tho genuino comfort of rcal and homoly condltions. And tho old firoplnco had told mo mnny things talcs of tho old tlmo folk thnt wcro bcforo uio, nnd of wb.080 blood I nm, ructnorial tales of thoir lovcs nnd hntcs, joys nnd gricfs, lifo nnd denth; of thoir teara andlaugh tcr, thoir wit and humor, thoir niorry rnaking and frolica, their jokes nnd fun nll of which it hnd aeen and hcnrd, holpcd and shnrcd. And I had writtcn them all down as things plensant nnd prccious to mo nnd mine, nnd tho writ tcn pagcs, flllcd with old-timo folk loro, lay on tho tnblo by my Bldo, a record nnd mcniorial of those that hnd bceu and wero not, whoni I had novor seen, and yot know wcll, for out of thein all bad I not comc, and wcro they not nll, wiao nnd fooliah, wcak nnd;Btrong, wick cdnnd good,livmg ngain in me? It wnB a night cold with a coldness which soldom comcs to ub of the Con necticut coaBt, a coldncBS that picrccd through wood and ponotratcd atono as n double-edged knifo cntors tho llesh when murdor drivcs it through flbro and bono. Tho covoring of tho old houso cracked, nnd tho pond roared and thundcrcu as tho horriblo cold pried grcat Bcama and fisaures through tho thick bluo ico thnt burdcncd Ub level watcr. It waa aglacinl night, and ho who opcncd door thruathis face into tho centor of a glacier. Thero was n log in tho ahed closo by tho door of tho room in which I sat tho trunk of nn old timo applc trco, ringed with twico a hundrcd years of growth, solid as ebony and heavy as Btone. Even as a boy 1 remember it as a mighty trunk, Boasoned on its own root, snplcs3 as a monuinent,barkleas and shiny as a pillar of bono. Tho hardest woods of tho world havo I cut, but never a harder. A six-pouud axe, tem pered to perfection and swung with tho full length and Btrcngth of mo, started ao amall a chip that 1 marvelcd, and as I looked at tho cdgo of tho axe and thon I looked at tho laughingly amall proof of the blow I aaid: " Am I my aelf, or has somo little fellow who never Bwung head of heft and edgo of steel got inside mv jacket tbis inoru ing?" This mighty log I ended up, and I strained at the lask with all my strength and edged it through tho door, and rolled it on the hearthBtonc, and pried it up wlth a aturdy aapling of hill growth my huge hickory pocker one end at a timeupon thestrongirons. Tho old flreplace opcned its mouth wide and roared its welcome as it felt its weight, and the aeasoned wood at tho touch of living brandg burat into a mighty aheet of pure, aparkleaa yellow flamo. " The old flreplace has been telling you tales, I hcar," aaid the log; tales of tho ancicnt folk and years long gone. And it ia flt he ahould, for men fall fnst and women fade liko ilowors, and the young in tho whirl of happy lifo hear little or forget. But the living ahould remember that tho deadllved once, and live atill, and hato to bo forgotten. For to the loving heart and tho largo mind oblivion is bitter as wormwood to the mouth of a babe, who screams at the taBte, while the bope of remembrance is sweet nu fruit to a child or flower to bee. " But I can toll you tales of the old folk, too, and of thoso older thau V&vi. for I saw tho white como in and tho red go out, and of myself will I tell you firat, for only ao will you learn of them and thoir ways. So listen while I tell you the ' Talo of a Tree." "I aprang from n aeed that waa grown over aoa, and a little girl, fair even aa vours, whom you lovo as blood loveth blood liko itself, only purer and stronger, brought it hither. A big Kentish farmer stood on tho wharf holding tightly to her father's Btrong band, aaying: 'Tako this little aeed and plant it on your father's farm nigh the bouae ho will build, that tho new Eng land might remember tho old.' Ho waa a huge, atrong man, with gray eyea and big, ahagey eyobrowa, and a vaat yel low beardand as he placed the seed that was mother to mo in the little girl'a hand he liftcd her up in his mighty arms and kissod her red chceks with tears in his eyea. Graco Norton waa her name, and abe it was that. flrst of all maidens, was married in Guilford town, whither her father, Thomaa Nor ton, camo. and whoso warm, brown marshes with tho Btrong, healthy aalt amell at the roota of their growth run down in tho ambor and gold to tho beaches and the sca. " Ono warm apring mornlng, when the wonder of erowinir leaves and of soft, green colors waB on the great woods Grace Norton took mo forth in Nowadays when women are trying to do evcrytbloB it is not strange that many things are over-done. It is not .strange that thera are all kinds or pnysicai ana tnentai disturbaoces. If the woman who is a doctor, or a lawyer, ora journallst, or in businesa would not try to be a socloty , woman too 11 uiigiu dc au- ferent j Dux tne woman wno Itnowa when sbo ba doue a i day 's worlc bas yet to be born. i usuauy a woman-s way is 10 keen dolnir until ahe drons. Working in this way has manifold evila. The most common trouble resultlng from over-exertion, elther mentally or phy. aically, is constlpation of the bowels, with all its attendant horrori. Dr. I'ierce's Pleasaut Fellets are the most effectual retnedy in the tnarket. They worlc upon the system easily, niturallv, There is no unpleasant nausea aftcr tak. ing them. No griping no paln -no dla. comfort They are composea of materials that o-o throuirh the svstem craduallv. col. lecting all impurities and, like the good little servants that they are, disposing of them etJectually. soia Dy aruggisu, 11 Sarsaparilla mcrits confidence. If it does not givc perfect satisfaction ns a blood purificr and tonic, you get your money bnck. That's honest. "The Kind that Cures " is honestly made by honest makers. Every bottlo guarantocd. her little plump hand for tho plantlng. With her thero was as mato, a child of the old red raco, lilho ns n yellow slip, wlth hair nnd eycs liko tho night nnd akin of tho color of old wino when tho aun shinos through it. Tho two diggcd wlth n Btick in tho mcllow soil nnd cov orcd tho accd up, and with their little hands placed lenvcs over tho spot and rolled stoncs around in a ring to mark tho planting. And when their task was dono and thoy looked arouud, lo! they bchcld a woman of tho old raco Btauding nigh, looking Btcadfastly at them, aB tho oldlook on tho young with thoughts that go backward and go on ward. Sho was old and wieo, tho prophotcss of tho tribe a witch, the nowcomera called hor, for sho know tho vlrtuo of horbs,tho potoncy of roota, of crano's bill, of snssafras, of apikcnard, and, abovo all sho had tho aceing cyo and forrsaw tho futuro and know tho issuo of things from their bcginning. Sho it waa who atoodby,lcaning on her ataff of ghostwood, nnd sho sald: " 1 You havo planted a aeed, little onea, that grow ovor the aea. Tho whito and the red havo planted it and tho forcca of Bunriso and aunBct ahall foster its growth.' " And then aho waved her Btaff abovo the freah mould that covorcd tho aeed nnd chanted a chant ' Thou Bhalt livo. Thou ehalt grow. Flower and fruit ahall be thino. Birds ehnll nost in tby brauchcs, lay eggs and hatch young. No snako ahall disturb them. Thou shalt livo long and fced many and aftcr dcath livo again and in many and forc over. I of many years, of tho aceing evo, the witch of Totoket, haveaaid it 1 " So was the seed brought from over aea that waa the bcginning of mo planted by little Grace Norton. It waa a true aeed and well sown, as tho is buc proved, for the sun shone, the rain fell and thoSpiritof Life quickened tho Btcd, tho germ within becamo vital and I was! Oh, thou of years and knowl edgo, who hast seen and fell and thought much; thou dwellera in citiea, thou ranger of woods whoao head is as white as my ashes will be, dost thou know, canBt thou tell moro than I of lifo in its beginning, whother of plant or beast or man?" And I, aftcr silence and pondering, said: " Old log, I know no more than thou of life in this beginning." "Thou haBt well said," answered tho log. " Thou hast comc at lcast to ono certainty the limitation of knowl edge. One fact, therefore, hast thou maatered. Master one other and thou shalt bo wiso aa those who by wiadom nro ready for denth. Fivo timeB thy years havo I lived. Do yeara count? Does thoir coming bring aught or their going bring aught; to wbat is more prccious than rubiea? It may be. When I am not, ask my ashes whither I am, whatl am nnd what death brought unto me." For a monient there was ailenco. Suddonly the cypreaa plat form that ran around the old houso cracked like a pistol shot. An unlocked ahutter, high up in the gablo, slammed againet the eash, while an icy blast struck tbe northern sido of the old houso bo flerce a blow that tho Bhinglea Bhivered and the tendons of the oakon posts crcaked in their ago sensoned mortises. Tbese noises I heard aa one heara without hearing, for all my mind waa centoied on wnat the lofe au"ire"ou aay ing. iiut no lignt camo to my dark ness, and I aaid: " i.eara bring much in their coming and leavc much at their going to bim who Iovcb learning, and flvo times my years should mean much, but what deatn can bring ot good or ol M to a log is beyond my knowing." " Let mo tell you of mv lifo," re- aumed the log, " for lifo intorpretB death, and translates tho myatery of a niorogiypn to mo vernacular of ae- quence. we ariall bo aa wo are, nor anau cnango como to us Bavo wnat may como through growth. Life ia aplen dor. The poaition that doflnos it is mcridian. Declenaion is loas, accea aion ia gain. Aa n Btnrting point, death and birth aro ono. What ia aunset to one hemisphoro ia aunriao to another. From two pointa of view como two in- terprotations, but tne aplenaor is tno aamo. i rom tnoatanupointof ignoranco death ia aunset. From tho atandpoint of knowledgo it is sunriBe. "Uow well I romembor mv flrat bloomingl I had not known until thon wnat i was. now atraneelv I feltl I did not know what it nieant the swoot forcca moving in my trunk and bough and twig. And when my buds began to form and swell I was half frightened. But after a little apace through all my uuuih iuuiu iuu a bhoui prupueiiu senso that I who had boon but wood waa about to become fruit I Oh, thou man of wbitoned head, thou who has mado treea thy comrades and thy home in toreatB; wno Knoweat eacn leai ana bloom of tree and shrub as lovcr knows faco and form of hia beloved, thou knoweBt that it waa tho Bpirit of all bleaaed lifo and growth that waa moV' ing within me; that I waa ns a city cap turcd and takon by tho bonign, pro lific, patornal enorgy that makea all worlda boautiful with a boautv that ro poats itself through Ilim in deathlesa rounu ana courao forevor and over And when, after a mighty tromulous oxpcctancy, the warm aun camo up through odorouB miat that lay a vaat ponume on nem ana wood, ana aud denlv shono full upon mo and everv Bwolllng bnd on ovory twig of mo burst Into whito and pink expression and made mo lovely abovo all treea and aweet with a uelicate fragranco be yond all words thou knoweat thou knoweatl" Iloro Bilence Blleuce doep and sweet flllcd room and mo wlth its Bweo' sonso of joy unultorablo, for was I not Btuuding at that whito lino thnt tnnrks with (ndcleBS lighl the birth of llilngs nnd of thoso inntcrinl forcca thnt clotho tho flolds with vordure, tho hllls wlth prido, tho cnrth wlth mcn and hcavon with tho spirits of mcn nindo perfect? Aud through Uio bIIoiico, and ns tho swcctcst pnrt of It, ns purest noto of fluto or flutollko voico brcathcd into Blillncsa aa flt soul into flltcst body tho old-Hmo Btatcmont, old and holy: "Iutho beginning God crcatod tho hoavcnsand Iho nartu." "Thon did I know myself," con tlnucd tho log; know for what I was creatcd, that 1 was mado to beautlfy, Bweotcn and fecd tho world and that I was tho cxprcasion of forcca that aro deathlesa bccauao necdcd, and ahould movo on forovor in tho courao and or dor of imporishablo things. From thnt hour on I wclcomcd birds to my branchcs aud becs to my blossoms, and nll pantlng things in tho hot aummcr dnya lo my shado. The strong camo aud nto of my fruit and woro mado stronger. Chifdren foaated and thrived on tho mcllow globos that fell from my branches. Tho wcak and sick ato o"f mo and woro refrcshcd and strength oned, and tho juicca of my fruit, pun gent aud richly flavorcd, crowned tho fcaslB of your anccstors with glndncBs and rcvolry. For 200 yeara I fed and feastcd tho mcn and "women of your namo and blood, nnd tho atrnngcr within thoir gatcs, and tho hungry wandoror that passcd mo by ato of my life and fared on rejoicing. Not a year did I fall them not n acason was I barron. I was so happy to servo. I was so glad to bo of uso. It was joy to focl that I was a componont part of a wiBO order a unit in tho column of be novolcnt forccs whoso total sums up tho worth of naturo and tho goodnesB of naturo's God." "Alasl alasl old tree 1" I exclaimed. "Alasl that thou art doadl That never again will thy blossoms beautlfy the garden or thy fruit fecd mankind. And to think that I, who owo so much to tboo, should havo felled thco to tho carth and haled thco to thcae fatal fJamcsl Alaal that my hand, even mine, ahould havo lightcd thy funeral flro and brought theo so quickly to thy ond. For even now tho Boliduess trembles lo crumbling, and in a fow momenta there will of theo bo nothing loft, Bavo n bed of ombers nnd nftor a little n traco of whitcncd ash, that the mighty draught of tho roaring chlmney above will whirl upward into tho icy gale." "Say not so!" oxclaimed the log. "Thou art my friend in need, and honce God's angel. I was dcad solid ity; I am becoming n living forco. I wns a lifelcss body. I am becoming a formative puissance. I had como to the end of a benovolent course. I am now beginning a benoflcent career, I was dead and in my grave. You smote the pallid portals of my tomb, and opened tho gates of opportunity. When next tho sun ehnll light tho world, its beama will be my resurrection morn. The liberty of elemcnts is hencoforth mine. I shall mingle with the airs, I ahall deaccnd into tho mould. As n liv ing force, I shall again invigorato roota. I shall once more become a vital sap. I ahall feed bough and twig nnd leaf. I shall relieve my lifoof bud and bloom. I shall draw from air nnd rain, from dew and warmth, and givo to man anew, aye to thee and thino, the mystcry and beauty of fruit. This is my Eaater night, and you behold in me, as I con sume, the proof and sign, the fact and force of nature's resurrection." Was it tho wind aoftened into muBic by tho amooth moulding of the cornice? For by the calendar of tho church no Eastor hymn might awell from organ pipe or voico for weoks to come. Yet muBic soft and pure as note- of hermit tbrush from misty swamp at early dawn was in tho room. I took the book and turned the leaves and saw the blessed words as prisoned men see Btars: ; I am the resurrection and tho life. He that Bfcatv2th m mo, though he were dead, yet shall hz Uve." Thon bowed 1 down my nsaa ana held communion with all that I hui loved and lost. With noblo women, manly mcn and children fair and sweet; wlth withered leaves and fadod flowers and broken rings and scenes and things that onco made lifo for mo, but which would bo for me no more. And when I rose and turned, the flre burntlow, the brands wcro brown and on tho hearth stone broad there lay a little lino of whitenedaBh! Mcn ou Horsebftck. Tbe cavortlntr Cowbovs from the nlainH. tbe untamed Cosaaoks from the dominlonB of the Czar, tho flerce soua of the desert from Arabia, tbo plctur eaque Vanqnoroa from the land of the Aztocs, and cavalrymeu galore from tbo four cornera ot the eartb, will aoon be aeen ln this city to de- tS. licht everv ono with tbelr amazinK feata of ability V and atrenctb. with their lceonneas of ovo and llchtnosa of band and foot, and with their astounuins and unpar- alleieu leata ol noraemananip, "liullalo Bill" and hia Wlld West Show, which now comprlaea an almost equally wild East, will ezhlblt here soou. They ahall bavo a lareer and better show than over tbia year. Thore will be 1,200 men anu uuu noraea in tue company, ao no ezpenae will be aparod to put a atrictly Mrst-clasB attractlon upon tbe road. They bavo ln tbo troupe tbe roughest ridera that bavo ever been aeen ln the aaddle, gathered toceiher from every corner of tbe eartb. It la tbe Bigbt of a llfetime, to aee the banda of Indiana, Cowboya, Vaqueros, Gauchos and Coaaacks ridlnf! here and thero on their cbarcers. turnlncr, wheellncr. aalutlng and ever and anon Ealloping off again at full apeed, and Rlvlng vent to their cbaractorlatlo yella and whoop. Aa they are dreased ln tbelr own Btyiea, they pre aent a uiovIur mass of color wbich Is Irro alatlbly fasclnatlnR. Thero ia nothing about tbo performance which Buggesta the tbeater or tbo clrcun. It movea the hearta of tbo neonle chieliy by roaaon of ita extreme nat uralneas. Tho sceuoa are abaolutelv true to life. This la one aecret of ita aucceas hither- to, and a reason wby they are aaaured ever-increaaing popularity. Thoy will be aeen in tbia city on wednoaday, Juno 10. " I aii an old soldier of the Rebellion. A year ago I waa ln bed all winter wlth cbronio rheumatlsm. Tbree doctora falled to glve me rellef. Two bottlea of Burdock jjioou uittera put me on my feot. It la worth ita weight in gold." W. B. Knapp, liuuuuuiu, uiiiBiue uo.,micu. HARD TO COMBAT. Tlio Kvidcncc of Out Scnses Whnt Montpelier I'coplc Sny Is l'rctly Good l'roof for Montpelier I'roplc. Wlion we Beo It oursolvos. Wlion our own ears hoar it. Whon onr nolclibors tell it. Our frlcmlB omlorau it. No bottor oridenco can bo had. Ita not wlmt puoplo na.v in Mlculgan. Or distnnt inuttorliiRHfrom Oalilornia. NodecolvlnK ecboes horo. Montpelier tilk about Montpelier pennlo, l'ublio opluion publlshed tor tho puulic good. Thoro Ia no proof liko bomo proof. Ilome testlmony at tho baok of every box ol Doan's Kldnoy I'ills. Can you belleve your nelKhbors? Head this statomont mado by a cltlzen: Mrs. Mntln L. Kisclior of No. 0 Franklin Btroot BftyB; " I havo bad lnarkod Bymptoms of kidnoy trouble for a year or two. I had Bovoro pnliiH ncross my bnck and a kldnoy woakneBa wbich was ratber dfatressinR and annoylnn at nll tlines. I saw Doan'g Kld noy I'ills advortisid lnst wintor, as my troublo was then causing me considorable inconvouionce I got a box at Lestor II. Greono'a drug Btore. I took them ns di rectod and I can say that Doau's Kidnoy I'ills belned mo n groat deal in ovory way. I am feoling much better than I did bofore UBlng tbcm and you may refor to me at any time aa bavlug UBcd IJoan's Kldnoy I'ills with bonoflt." For sale by all doalors, or sont by matl on recelpt of prlco by Foster-Milburn Co., Buf f alo, N. Y., solo agents for tho Unitod Statea. REMEMBER THE NAME DOAN'S AND TAKE NO OTHEU, Montpelier Crackers Have alwaya borne tbe repntatlon ol belntc tho "Best ln the World," and are advertlaed thua. Why ia lt bo? It la becanae tbe old flrm of O. H. Croaa and C. H. Cross & 8on have mado tbem for aixty yeara. The aame work mon have baked tbem ln tbe factory for thirty yeara. They are Baked in Ovens with Soapstone Bottoms, which keepa tbem molst, criap and tender a great while longer than if baked in ovena wlth lron bottoms. Aa good crackers cannot be baked on lron aa on soapstone. Bo aure to call for " MONTPELIER ORAOK KHS," and yon get the finest made. MANUFAOTURKD BY G H, CROSS & SON, - MONTPELIER, VT, HUMPHREYS' Nothing has ever been produced to cqual or compare with Humpbroys' "Witch. Hazol Oil as a curative and IIEALING APPLICATION. It ll3S been used 40 years and always affords relief and always gives satisfaction. It Cures Piles or Hemorrhoids, External or Internal, BHnd or Bleeding Itching and Burning; Cracks or Fissures and Fistulas. Kelief nnmediate cure certain. It Cures Burns, Scalds and Ulcerationand Contraction from Burns. Relief instant. It Cures Torn, Cut and Laccrated Wounds and Bruises. It Cures Boils, Hot Tumors, Ulcers, Old Sores, Itching Eruptions, Scurfy or Scald Head. It is Infalliblc. It Cures Inflamed or Caked Brkasts and Sorc Nipples. It is invaluablc. It Cures Salt Rheum, Tetters, Scurfy Eruptions, Cliappcd Ilands, Fcver lilistcrs, Sore Lips or Nostrils, Corns and Bunions, Sorc anu Chafed Fcet, Stings of Insects. Threc Sizcs, 25c, 50c. and $1.00. Sold byDrugKlita.or aent poat-patdoa recelptof prlca. 111'HrilHKlS' HKU. CO., 111 IIIHimMBt.,Btw lork. WITCH HAZEL OIL 5 PER CENT BONDS. FOR DEFOSITOItS AND INVKSTOIIB. Bome know and others have to learn, that lt you lnveat ln achool, town or county bonda you bavo a Bure tblng. The safeat and best, ln auma of 8200 to 81000, run from S to 10 yeara. Don't depoait or lnveat until yon aee E. E. BLAKELY. Send for Infor matlon at Montpelier, Vt. Kubbrb STAitra made to order by tbe Watchmon FnblUhlng Company. jf World Lovcs 1 h a Winncr " I mL Our 'Nlnety Sevcn M w Complete Linc of w Monarchte I Expiricticc I W Send for Catalogtib. W W MONARCH CYCLE MFG. CO. W W CHICAGO HEWYORK .L0ND01T W ffnC Seni nlne two-cent stamps for a decU of Monarch Playing M) ((( Cards, lllustratlng Lllllan Russcll, Tom Alonarch Cooper, Vh.li M Lee Rlchardson and Walter Jones. Itegular 50c carls M Liverllls Mko blllotisncss, dyspepsla, licadnche, constl pation, sour stomach, Indlgcstlon nrc promptly ctircd by Hood's I'ills. They do their work Hood's oailly nnd thoroughly. "11 liest nfter dlnncr pllls. I I I C 25 ccnti. All drugglsts. I III J l'rcparod by C. I. Hood & Co., I.owcll, Mass. Tlio only PI11 to tako wlth Hood's Sarsaparilla. TDEEDE2 KEELEY INSTITUTES OF VERMONT Aro located at St. Albans and Ttutland. For particulars address THE KEELEY INSTITUTE, St. Albans, Vt,, - - Lock Box 112 FOR SALE. The placo owned and occupied by the late James Noyoa, at Lower Cabot, conaiBtlnc of houso, barn and two and one-balf acrea of land. The buildings aro ln good repalr and the land is ln a hlfih atate ot cultlvation. For further particulars lnqnlro of J. M. FISIIER, Adminlstrator, May 4, 1897. Lower Cabot, Vt. it's neglect of throat and bronchial troubles that leads to HALE'S HONEY OF death- dealing disease. HOREHOUND AND TAR No wonder Hale'a Honey of Horehound and Tar Is pralsed by its users. Its curative eSccts are Ulce maglc. Sold by drugglsts. Pikc's Toothache Drops cure in one mloute. " ONE " MINUTE COUCH CURE cures quickly. That is what lt wu mado for. Prompt, ufe, aure, qulck relief, qulck cure. Pleuant to Uk. Children like lt and adulU liko lt. Motnera buy lt tor their cbtldren. .Praptred by K. O. DaWltt tt Oo.. tnakarf ot Qt Wltt'a Little Early KUtn, the fatnou SELECTED POETRY, Slroiifr I'nith. I will not doubt, tliouirh atl my slilps nt tca .Oome drlftlnft home wlth hrokon maits and allti I shall hellove tho hand whtch novor falli 1'rom leemlni? evll, worketli Kood for me. And thotiRh I wocp became ttioio salls are tat tercit. Btlll I will cry, while mr hoccs He aliattcred, "Itruitln thee." I will not doubt, thotigh all my prarers return Unanswered, from the stllt white realms abovo I ahall belleve It Is an all-wlao lovo Which has refuied these things for which I jearn. And thouKh at tlmes I cannot keep from grlevlng, Yet the puro ardor ot my fixed bellevlng rjndlmmed shall burn. I wltlnot doubt, though sotrows all liko rain, And troubles swarm like bees about a htve, I shall belleve the lielghts from which I strlvo Are only roached by angulsh and by paln i And though I groan and wrlthe bencath my crosscs I yot shall see, through tny severe lonci, Thegreatergaln. I will not doubt. Well anchorcd lu this falth, Liko somo staunch shlp, my soul bravcs ovory gale; 80 strong lts couragc that lt will not quall, To breast the mighty unknown sea of death. Oh, may I cry, when body parts wlth splrit, " I do not doubt," so llitenlng words may hcar lt, Wlth my last breath. -Klla Wheolor Wllcox. Tlienl or Xowl " When I am dead, Sweethcart," you say, " Tlilnk ot me always at my best; When o'er my head tall grasies sway, And to my deep and dreamless rest Kor aob, nor call, nor sneer can plerce; And laud ot tonguo and stab of pen, XJirougli love bo leal and hate be flerce, Are less than nothing to me then, " My poor, pale llps no more can ask Your gentler thought for fanclod wrong, Kor love devlse atonlng task, And labor In lt, glad and strong. Ignore, then, f aults that now you chlde, Tho hasty word the careless mlen, And causeless heat and f oollsh prldo Forget, as lf they ne'er had been. "If raem'ry from our past evoke One momentof dlvlne aurprlse, When all the angel ln me woke And you gllmpsed Eden ln ray eyes ; If I, surcease of care and paln Aud tulness to heartfamlne brought In reverle Uve that tlme again, And thus enshrlne me ln your thought." And I make aniwer, Love of mine, " Thlnk of me at my best, to-day, This hour renow surprlie dlvlne, Let Eden's llght and f ragrance play Into our Uves while we are one. Why should I walt to be forglvon Tlll follies and tlll faults are done, And I am out of reach In Heaven? " What chrlsm has Deatn? tho grave what art To rlght all wrong? Do tears make sweet The marah ot the human heart? Ileloved? while our pulses beat Wlth vory Joy of living white I lay my head upon your brcait And drlnk your words and feel your smlle, Thus now thlnk of me at my bestl" Harper's Bazar. The Dowagcr. Olrls about her ln a flock, Like roses round a hollyhock; Laughter, motton, glldlng grace, Youth's freth luster ln aface, All the things that sweetest were Yonder slts the dowagor. Dravely stlll sue smllei; lndeed, Flacld ln her cap and weed, I'lles the lorgnette left and rlght Wlth a hand stlll llly-whlte. Abl but the plnch'd heart ot her Poor old wlstful dowagerl Once for her the starry Ughts And the wattzes' blrdUke aigbts ; Ouce a Dosum all athrob, Slgh ot rapture like a sob; Wafts of vlolet and myrrh Poor old dreamlng dowagerl Snow-whtrl of white drapery, Laces like the wind-whlpt sea, Feet that mocked the turtle's wlng, Ever Ughtly vanishlng j Ileart and soul wlth Joy astlr Such was once the dowager. Now she falu remembers all Wblle the waltzes rlse and fall, And the subtle, soft perturae Hovers ghostllke ln the room. Perisbed hopes and fancles stlr I'oor old wrlnkled dowagerl lletter would she be, I trow, Where the riulet hearth-coals glow, And the seer's lofty pagn Uears a temple flt for age. Nay? her moon-dead youth for her? Frivolous old dowagerl James Duckham, ln Harper's Dazar. Au Object Lesson. Kcv. J. E. Brant, preaiding older of the Fort Scott.Kan., diatrict, furnishea to the Monitor of that city an inatruc tive and Buggeative contraat in the fol lowing brief communication: "Oourbon county, KansaB, ana Ver non county, M'.38ouri, Ho aide by aide, about equal in populatlon. "Laat weoK uourbon county nau throe priBoners in jail in Tott Scotl. Vernon county nad twenty-tbree pi;s- onora m jau at JNevadn. Tbia week ten of theae priaonera, all undor twenty- one yeara ot ago, were aent to tne pen itentiary, and othora are to follow: "Fort Scott haa a few outlawed whiaky jointa; Novada haa plenty of legalizeu saloonB. AVill aomo of our buainesa mcn who want open saloonB, and who condemn tboae who inaiat up on the enforccment of tho law, ox plain tho reaaona for thia diacrepancy aa to the number of criminala in Ver non and Bourbon countiea? Haa the saloon anything to do with tho mattcr? "Some aay that the aaloons invito enterpriso and buainoas. Well, let ub bo more enterprising; opon up tho aa loon and 1111 up the jail and peniten tiary." Owbm 'Bralby ot Burlington waa aen tenced to one year at atate priaon laat Wed neaday for ateallng a blcycle. Dk. Kikq's New Discovkby fok Constjmition. This ia tho best mod icine in tho world for all forms of cougha and colda and for consumntiou. Evory bottlo iB guaranteed. It will cure and not diaappoint. It haa no equal for whooping cougb, aathma, bay fover, pneumonia, bronchitia, la grfppe, cold in the head. and for con Bumption. It 1b aafo for all agea, pleae ant to tako, and, above all, a suro cure. It ia alwaya well to tako Dr. Klng'a New Life Filla ln counoctlon with Dr. King'a New Dlecovery, aa thoy regulate and tone tbe Btomach aud bowela. We guarantee perfect aat iafaction or return money. Preoltrlal bottlea' at 0. Blakely'a drug atc 'e. RELIABILITY Ia tho foutidatlon ot tbo popularity ot Bancroft's Instant Relief, It ia tbo most rellable, most cfllcient and tho quickeat DR-elievoi I?a,in On tho market. Fred'k Dutciier Drug Go, St. Albans, Vt. SALE 8 MEN AOIINTS WAKTEl) to lell the best llne of Nursery Btock. Salary or commlsslon. Cash ad vanced for oipenses. Wrlte for particulars. TIIi: It. O. CHASK CO., - - Mnldun, fllasg. COMMleaiONBRB' N0T10B. KSTATK OF JOKI. T. OltMSHKK. The underslgned, havlng been appolnted br the Honorablo l'robate Oourt for the ilistrlct of Wash ington commlsaloners to recelve, examlne and adjust all clalms nnd demands of all persons agalnst the estate of JOKL T. OKMHUKK, late ot East Mont- Eeller, In sald Dlstrlct, deceased, and all clalms ex lblted ln offtet thereto, herebyglve notlce that we will meet for the purposes aforesald at the late resl dence of the deceased ln the town ot East Montpelier In sald Dlstrlct, on the 15th day of Juno, and the 15th day of October nert. from ono o'clock P.M.nntll threo o'clock p, M.. each of sald daya, and that slx raonths from the 17th day of Aprll, A. D. 1SS7, Is the tlme Umlted by sald Court tor sald credltors to pre sentthelr clalms to us for exaralnatlon and allow ance. Datejyit Eait Montpelier, this 17th day of May, AUSTIN TEMPI.ETOK.l r.m,. .,. S1H. H. II. TEMI-LETO.N. f Comralssloners. KSTATE Ol'tVILIiIAai I'AltSONS. Statb or VKEMONT. DISTBIOT OF WABHINOTON, 88. In Probate Court, held at Montpelier, In and for sald Dlstrlct, on the 17th day of May, A.D. 1897 1 Ollbert T. Nlles, Adminlstrator of the estate of W1LLIAM PAH80N8, late of Middlesex, ln sald Dlstrlct, deceased, makes applicatlon to sald Court, for llcenso to sell all ol the real estate of sald deceased. sltuatcd In Middlesex, In sald Dlstrlct, to wlt: Home place, so called, also the Walllng place, so called. representlng that the sale thereot Is necessary for the payment of the debts of sald deceased, and the expense ot admlnlstratlon ot hts estate. Whereupon, lt ls ordered by sald Court that sald applicatlon be referred to a sesslon thereof , to be held at the l'robate Ofllce, ln sald Montpelier, on the 4th day of June, A, D. 1337. for hearing and declslon thereon; and, lt Is further ordered, that all persons Interested be notlfled hereof, by publlcatlon of notlce of sald applicatlon and order thereon three weeks successively ln the Vermont Watchman ' JState JoumaU a newspaper publlshed at Montpelier, ln this state, aud which clrculates ln the nelghborhood of those Interested, before sald tlme of bearlug, that they may appear at sald tlme and place, and, if they see cause, object thereto. lly the Uourt. Atteat, 55-55 IIIKAM OAItLETON, Judge. KSTATE OF EMKLINE LEtVrS. Statjs or Veusiont, Disticiot or Washington, ss. In Probate Court. held at MnntDeller. ln and for sald Dlstrlct, on the 12th day of May A. D. 1337: James W. lirock, Executor of the last will and testamont of EMELINK LEWIS, late of Montpelier, ln sald Dlstrlct, deceased, presents his admlnlstra tlon accouut tor examiuatton ana ailowance, and makes applicatlon tor a decree of dlstrlbutlon and partltlon of the estate of aaid deceased. Whereupon, lt s ordered by sald Court that sald account and sald applicatlon be referred to a sesslon thereof, to be held at the Probate Ofllce, In sald Montpelier, on the 4th day of June, A. D. 1887, for hearlug and declslon thereon: And.lt ls further ordered, that notlce hereof be glven to all persons ls, terested by publlcatlon of the satne three weeks suo cesalvelyln tbe Vermont Watehmani- State Journal, a newspaper publlshed at Montpelier, prevlous to sald tlme appolnted for hearing, that they may ap- fiearat sald tlme and place, nnd show cause, lf any her may have, why sald account should not be af lowed, and such decree made. By the Court. Attest. 51-55 IIIKAM UAKLKTON, Judge, ESTATE OF PAMELA D. WHEELOCK, State or Vermont, DISTBIOT 07 WABHINOTON, 88. InProbato Court, held at MontpeUer,lu nndfnr sald Dlstrlct, on the lsth day of May, A. D. ISDTl Albert U. llllss, Adminlstrator of the estate of PAMELA D. WHEELOCK, late ot Calais, ln sald Dlstrlct, deceased, present his admlnlstratlon acconnt for examlnatlon and ailowance, and makes applicatlon for a decree ot dlstrlbutlon and partltlon ot the estate of sald deeeased. Whereupon, lt ls ordered by sald Court, that sald account and said ap plicatlon be referred to a sesslon thereof, to be held at the l'robate OBlce ln sald Montpelier, on the 5th dayot June, A, D, 1897, for hearing aud declslon thereon: And, lt ls further ordered, that notlce hereof be glven to all persons lntorested, by publlca catlon of tne satne three weeks successively ln the Vermont Watchman & State Journal, a newspaper publlshed at MontpeUer, prevlous to sald tlme ap polnted for hearing, that they may appear at safd tlme and place and show cause, lf any they may have, why sald account should not be allowed, and such decree made. lly the Court.-Attest. IIIRAM CARLETOK.Judge. SJ-55 OOUHIBSIONSRS' NOTIOB. ESTATE OF CATIIEIUNE A. McOLTJRE. The underslgned, havlng been appolnted by tho Honorable Probate Court for the Dlstrlct ot Wash ington commlssloners to recelve, examlne and ad just all clalms and deroands of all ,vmui agalnst the esUteotCATIIEltlNE A. McCLUKE, late ot MontpeUer, ln sald Dlstrlct, deceased, and all clalms exhlblted ln oSset thereto, herebyglve noUce that we will meet for tho I pnrposes aforesald at the store of A. D. Farwell, ln tne city of Montpelier, ln sald Dlstrlct, on the 12th day ot Juno, 1897 and the 13th day otNovember, 1597 next, from one o'clock, p. M. until four o'clock, r. M.. each of sald days, and that slx months from the llth day ot May, A. D. 1897, ls tho tlme llmlted by sald Court for sald credltors to present tbelr clalms to ns for examlna tlon and ailowance. Dated at Montpelier, thla 17th day ot May.'A. D. 1897. JESS'fcj.COLUY, trnmmln.loneri 83-55. AKTIIUK D. FAlt WELL, f Commlssloners. ESTATE OF EDWIN ME1UUTT. Statb or Vbbmont, Distbiot or Washington, ss. In Probate Court, held at Montpelier, ln and for sald Dlstrlct, on the 21th day of May, A.D. lStft Orvts Fltts, Adminlstrator of the estate ot EDWIN MK1UUTT, late of Marshfield, lu sald Dls trlct, doceased, presents his admlnlstratlon ao ennnt for examlnatlon and ailowance. and makea apvHcUo &; i'lcree of dlstrlbutlon and partltlon ordered by sald Court that sald account fc'.m sald applicatlon be referred to a sesslon thereof, to be held at the Prolwte Ofllce, tn sald MontpeUer, on the 17th day of Juue, A. D. 1397. for hearing and decls lon thereon; and, lt ls turther ordered. that notlce hereof be glven to all persons Interested by publlca tlon of the same three weeks successively ln the Vermont Watchman & State Journal, a newspaper publlshed at Montpelier, prevlous to sald ttme appolnted for hearlug, that they may appear at sald tlme and place. and show cause, lf any they may have, wby sald accouut should not be allowed and such decree made. lly the Court.-Attest, M-itJ IIIKAM OAItLETON, Judge. 0OMHI88IONBB8' NOTICB. ESTATE OF HAltU 1". YOUNG. The underslgned, havlng been appolnted bv the Houorable Probate Court for the Dlstrlct ot Washlng. ton,' commlssloners to recelve, examlne and adjasi all clalms aud demands of all persons agalnst the es tate ot HAltl) P. YOU.NO, late of Montpelier, ln sald dlstrlct, deceased; aud all clalms ex hlblted tn otfset thereto, hereby gtvenoUce thal we. will meet for the purposes aforesald, at the county clerk'a ottlce ln the city ot Montpelier, ln sald Dlstrlct, on the 12th day of June and 2tth day ot November next, ttrom nlne o'clock A. K. until four o'clock F. lt., each ot sald daya, and that slx months from the lilh day of May, A. D, 1897, Is the tlme Umlted by sald Court for sald credltors to present their clalms to us for examluaUon and ailowance. Dated at Montpelier, this 25th dav of May, A. D. 1897. STEl'IIEN 0. SHUim.El'r J it - 54-56 MELV1LLE E. BMILIK, ESTATE OF EL.IJAII 91. l'EHKY. STATB Or VBBHONT, Tjibtbiot or Washington, bb. In l'robate Court, held at Montpelier, In and fsr sald Dlstrlct. on the 21th dayot May. A.D. ISJ7: Jeremy S, Chamberlln, Adminlstrator ot the estate ot DANIEL A. l'EKUY, late ot Plainfield, tn sald Dlstrlct.deceasod.who was trustee of a f nnd cieated by the last will aud testament ot sald ELIJAU M. PEHHY, presents the trustee account of sald Danlel A. l'erry, for examlnatlon aud ailowance. Where upon 11 la ordered by sald Court that sald ac- clslon thereon t And lt la further ordered that notlce hereof be glven to all persons Interested, by publlca tlon of the same three weeks successlvefy ln the Vermont Watchman A State Journal, a newspaper publlshed at Montpelier, prevlous to sald tlme ap polnted for hearing, that they may appear at sald tlme and place, and show cauae, It any they mar have, why sald account should not be allowed, and auch decree made, . Uy the Court.-Attest, M-6 HIUAM UAULETON, Judge.