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Hh', iUT ULl.u TOiS, VT., i'lUiK PLUM: F1UDAI, FElUUTAllY 12, lfSG TWELVE PAGhS
(EN. IIAMWIC I) HAD.
ONE MORE GREAT SOLDIER PASSES
TO HIS LONG HOME.
Ill DoiuWu Occurred lit SiBII Yostonliiy
Afternoon An Apparently IiisIkiiI
Ili'iiut Ailment Tim Vlrn I'limh
Uomlololicu In IiIh Widow.
Xi:w YoitK, Feb. (I. The wholo country
wns shocked by the brief lelcs?rnphIo mes
kiiru from Afatlstuiib Ailjuttint-Guiieriil
William h. Whipple on Governor's Island,
iinnotiuciiiK the (tenth nt this utter
noon of Gen. Wlnlleld Scott. Hancock,
senior miijor-Kencrnl I, ri. A. and com
mander of the military division of the
Atlantic. The sad IntelliKcnce was im
mediately conveyed to the remotest cor
ner of the country and as if by limbic,
Hans appeared at half mast on various
public buildings in the city. Within an
hour the telegraph wires leadline into the
headquarters was burdened with mes
sages of condolence and sympathy with
the bereaved widow, who.se nrlef is over
whelming, and of tributes to the ncticrnl's
private and public virtues as a citizen, as
well as to his Ki'eatness as a commander.
The news of Ills death was all the more
startling from the fact that few even of
his intimate friends had any knowledge
that his illness was considered serious. As
late as Saturday last, be was in Ids private
olllce, attendini; to bis olllclal duties.
When lie went to Washington two weeks
ago to-day, a slight eruption on hi neck
near the base of the brain g.ive him some
linpii'sltii'Ks'. null tlm 1 liltil miilrlt Inn in
creased so rapidly tltaton Friday, January
-"j, ne nan it lanced, ine eruption con
tinned to discharge freely and the loss of
blood was such as to make a very percepti
ble (inference in tlie general's usual ro
bust appearance. Immediately alter Ids
return to Governor's island, a week ago,
he sent for Dr. John II. Janeway who
soon perceived signs of a carbuncle. J lie
novi ihiv ii nniii.iiri.il inn! irmiliuillv l'itu- !
worse, when decidedly unfavorable I
Hymptomsset In, accompanied by delirium.
Tlie niahidy had touched the brain and
there appeared good ground for the
opinion that his days were numbered.
The general cheerfully assisted his
physicians by complying strictly witli
their directions. Although his condition
was alarming Ids pulse was regular and
he rested easily up to last evening, and
during the greater half of the night, so tlie
hope of his ultimate, recovery was by no
means abandoned. Oliver Ku.ssell, tlie
general's brother-in-law, watched by his
bedside and did not notice any decided
change till at an early hour this morning,
between 4 and 5 o'clock, the general
became restless and was unable to
take either medicine or nourish
ment. Physicians were immediately
called and held a consultation to the ef
fect that the general was rapidly sinking
from exhaustion, caused by the loss ot
vitality, incident ton powerful drain upon
his constitution, made by carbuncle com
plications and exaggerated by chronic
diabetes. The general soon fell into what
nppean-d to be a quiet slumber. Daniel,
his young colored servant, some military
gentlemen and tlie physicians were in tlie
room watching and waiting when at 7
minutes before 3, the Until summons came,
and the great commander passed away.
On receiving the telegram announcing
the death of Gen. Hancock at Washington,
the ll.ig on the White House was ordered
nt halt mast by the president, as well tis
those on all the executive buildings. Tlie
president also telegraphed his heartfelt
condolence to Mrs. Hancock in tier terri
ble allliction, as follo.vs : "Accept my
heartfelt sympathy and condolence in
your terrible bereavement. The heroism
and worth of your late husband, linve
gathered to your side, in this hour of your
nflliction, a nation of mourners."
Adjt-General Whipple will assume
command of the department supported by
Lieut. Col. Jackson till the president ap
pointed Gen. Hancock's successor from
Generals Scholleld, Terry or Howard. The
general will probably be interred at Xor
ristown, Pa., where tlie news of
his deatli had been received with great
grief, by many of ills old schoolmates.
Gens. Sherman nnd Sheridan, Fitz-Hugh
Lee, W. H. English and many others sent
their sympathy to Mrs. Hancock. It has
been decided that there will be no autopsy.
The news of Gen. Hancock's death was re
ceived witli most profound sorrow all over
the country. Mrs. Hancock has expressed
ii iIpsIvi. flint tlm fntipnii slmll lm witliiuifi
ostentation and therefore the general will i
iirnimtiiv lm linriwl without, nnv mllltnrv 1
ceremonies whatever. The body will not
be embalmed, unless it lies in state which
is extremely douuttul.
New Yohk, Feb. 111. Funeral services
over Gen. Hancock will be held next
Saturday in Trinity church, New York.
The body will be taken there from Gover
nor's Island. Theburlal will occur Satur
day, afternoon at the family vault in Nor
ristown, Pa. The regular army will es
cort the body in procession, but no gen
eral order for parade will be Issued to the
militia. The funeral will undoubtedly be
lnrge. Tlie island is crowded to-day by
visitors, and the body Is lying in state.
After tlie service in Trinity church the re
mains will be escorted to Norristown,
by the local division of "the military order
of the Loyal Legion. Gen. Hancock's re
mains will be placed in tlie family vault
and a brief service will precede the burial.
In accordance with Gen. Hancock's wishes
the funeral will bo of the simplest charac
Gen. W. D. Whipple, who is now the
highest military olllcer stationed at Gov
ernor's Island, has received a largo num
ber of applications from military and civic
bodies for permission to take part in the
funeral procession. Probably none of
ooaoiy none oi
ia tin. T,n,r.i.uaiiiii
s . m. ' .r.V.L...V.
inese win ou accepted as
will not lie a formal one,
council of the military service institution
J. 1 lit CAL-l.lll.ttU
of tlie L nited States, of which Gen, Han
cock was president, met to-day and passed
Tlie' following have signified intention
ot acting as pall bearers : Thomas F.
Uayard, secretary of State, Generals Sher
man, Sheridan, W. II. Franklin, W. F.
Smith, J. H. Frye, A. II. Kerry, John
Newton, Nelson Miles, F. A. Walker, Mr.
i. M. llartshoriie and Col. W. P. Wilson
and Mnj. W. D. Miller.
I)i:i ICIT OF AIIOUT 88,000,000.
Camilla to ltelmponu the UutluH on Ten
mid CoflTeu to ItulAH Iteveuue.
Ottawa, Out., Feb. 0. The financial
outlook for the Dominion is anything but
satisfactory. The minister of finance an
nounces n deficit of 15,100,000 in the treas
ury ou account of the past seven months,
which, it Is believed, will reach ts.000,000
us the result of the year's transactions. It
is stated to-day that, in order to keep the
revenue up with the expenditures, the gov
ernment has decided to relmpose the duty
on ten nnd coffee.
Mora Small Vox Coining.
IliciiFoiii), Feb. 0. Small pox is nenr
ing here. Thcro. are three now coses at
Sutton Flat, Que., eight miles distant
from here, and also Boveral cases ut Fre
llhgsburgh, Que., nine miles distant.
Much excitement prevails and tlio physi
cians are going from house to house
vaccinating men, women nnd children.
It is proposed to phohiblt tramps from the
Dominion to cross the boundary line, and
n largo numberof names have been signed
to a petition sent to Washington, implor
ing help from the government.
' VJlltJIONT As I IM.ACi; TO I.IVI; IN.
lit AilviinliiKO, us limy .Strlhn 11 Meitrrn I
Mini womti of the Cliiiinpliilu Vnlloy I
I mil rurniH.
KitKiiKii:, Knn., .Inn. lid, thO. j
To the IMIlnr of the lVeo Pros :
1 saw In one of your late issues an artl
ulo which greatly Interested me, relative
to the llnaiicial Interest of the little State
of Vermont. It being the homo of my
ancestors, 1 may be allowed to cherish n
native attachment to it. I have passed
through the State many times and know
something of its geography. Your arti
cle called the attention of the public ; also
of Individuals to the fact, of the great
injury done by the nionled men, in send
ing their surplus revenue to the West for
the purpose of getting larger Interest. It
would not be dillicult lor any candid mind
to be convinced of the truth of your state
ment j but for some reason, not only Is
the money exported, but the sons prefer
to go Went, many of tiiem to encounter
privation and .hardship, blizzards and cy
clones. Many have left line productive
tarms, where there was plenty to do, and
their help needed : with the idea they
could get richer with less hard work. I
fail to see this point, when we all know,
tlie Eastern prices arc far mote remunera
tive than the Western.
Within the last tew years great atten
tion lias been paid to 1 mil growing, ap
ples especially. As far as I have noticed,
there is no region of country in all the
west that w ill compare witli the "Cham
plaln Valley" in Veimont for the purpose
of raising apples ; thev excel in llavor,
also in keeping qualities. This prefer
ence in locality extends from Grand Isle
north along tlie border ot the lake south
to Ferrisbiirgh. J'lie extensive fruit deal
ers show a preference lor Irult grown
through this section
until in our Home
and- loreigu market.
I saw not long since, an orchard of seven
acres set with trees in Xiagara count) ,
New York State, from which tlie net pro
lit lias been SHOO yearly.
It is to lie regretted but no less a fact.
that many of the large orchards through
the western States, witli the exception ot
lliose near hake Michigan, .are dving ow
to a lack of something m tlie climate
and soil. South lrom Grand Isle is tlie
city of liurlingtou on one of tlie most de
lightful locations to be found in any coun
try. Xext is the town of Slielburn where
there are a number of line orchards be
longing to Tracy, Uowiey, Van Vleit,
McNeil and Miller ; also a small one on
Shelburne Point owned by Hogers. This
is to be enlarged this spring bv tlie reset
ting of eighty acres. In noticing orchards
through (lill'eient parts of the country,
those set with trees from nurseries near
tlie same locality have the advantage over
those set lrom western nurseries. The
one owned by Thorpe and W ing in Sliel
burnu is thritty but loo binall to supply
Farther on tlie lake is a large tract of
land formerly owned by Judge Meecli,
which is now being divided into medium
sized farms ami sold for i'Si) per acre. It
was said of the Judge, his ambition was,
"To own all the land that joined him."
He had a loothold on nearly two thou
sand acres ; the most ot these acres are
well adapted to orcharding and would lie
woitli J15U per acre lor that purpose. The
next is Charlotte, and the llrst of note is
tlie residence ot Mr. Hill and the beauty
of the locality cannot be .excelled. This
farm was formerly owned by one Mr.
Wolcut. lrom whom the writer can claim
a small lineage. It pas-ed from his hands
lino llio ownership ot Thomas Ulntteu
deu Hill a grandson of Gov. Chittenden ;
and the great grandson T. C. Hill can
claim credit by lluiftygood management
in Keeping m good repair one ot the llrst
settled homes in tlie State.
Next south is tlie residence of John
Holmes who can claim tlie largest orchard
in .New haiglaud. one hundred acres oor
dering on the hike, set to apple trees of
me neat lnarKeiaoie variety is just now in
inn Hearing, rue trees are in a liealtliy con
dition and show thev have had intelligent
care. Willi all other advantages which this
section oi tlie country may nave over tlie
west, uy no means ine least are tlie laciu.
ties to reach market by boat as all the or-
clianls through the Valley have ready ac
cess to the lake, where conveniences tor
loading boats can be made, and there is
no more ready way of reaching foreign
markets than lrom New York. Aside
from tlie great facilities tor making moil
ey in this little State, there is to tie
found tlie most picturesque scenery, su
perior to any part of tlie globe not even
tne sunny sKies ot Italy, ot which so mucli
has been read and sung.
The hind in the town of Charlotte II
rolling from tlie lake back to the Green
Mountains which greatly adds to nature's
beauty. On the third street from the lake
is a Hue church and cemetery ; from this
point are views which are admired by all.
and the eye ot the most artistic can be
satiated by nature's loveliness. After
leaviug this "Prospect Hill" and riding
two miles west to the lake you come to
the homo ouco owned by Charles McNeil
who was famous for his well kept garden
of fruit and tlowers. also a conservatory
of the choicest plants. At this time it
was also a lucrative place, owing to n fer
ry that ran from this place to Essex op
posite, a distance ot tnree nines. .Many
dollars weie coined Here until it was
placed in the background by the openin
uf the railroads. Even after this place
lost so much of its pecuniary interest, It
was not allowed to sink into oblivion
The pleasure seekers far and wide have
found its natural beauties. The shore
from McNeil's to Thompson's Point is
dotted with cottages and has become a
summer residence lor hundreds, not only
from adjacent towns, but from nearly
every city in tiie Union. Tlie place called
Cedar lieacli has the preference.
A lew rods from this shore lays "IMrch
island," containing more tlmu liny
sixtv iim-i'K. As I triimni'il over It.
i . ; ,- . , - - . -
tlioughl I never saw so many pecuniary
' advantages combined in so small a place.
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mini tui piiuiiu iinu until muni iiiict u.st iin
lay in and around tills little Island. The
government might ho greatly lienelltted
ny erecting a light house, as it aiiord:
one of the llnest harbors ou tlie lake. A
hotel would bo sure ot plenty of occu
pants during thesummer months, or iitiin
berless cottages could bo built and rented
to lamuies. Aside lrom all other altrac
Hons on and around this island there is
quite a natural curiosity to be found on
the h g best point, which is 200 feet abov
the lake, a living spring of water, pure as
At present this island is an idle waste.
which is to be regretted for a place that can
show so many facilities for profit as well
When we look at Vermont as it is
small in size but rich and prosperous, giv
ing promise of still greater wealth, it is
to bo regretted she should suffer pecunl
amy uy individual mismanagement li
sending the surplus funds out of th
I have dealt in stock to some extent in.
vested in the wont, and as n general thing
it has been a failure It not a source of
great anxiety and discomfort to say the
There, savings hunk a are a good lnstl
tutlou for keepipg the money at home, In
uio reacn oi larmers miu uusiness men.
After reading vnlir artlclo In the FitK
Phkss I wan reminded of my diary while
travelling through Vermont from which
come inese itw reniarns. remaps l may
at some inure time write you again.
It. G, WOLCUT.
Ill Adilrcm U Kgypt.
ConstANTIN01'I,k, Feb. 10. United
States Minister Cox has obtained a fur
lough on account of poor health and has
gone to r.gypt wan ms wire.
EN(iliANDS UM rA
THE MODERN BABYLON BECOMES
PEACEFUL ONCE AGAIN.
nllcfinmi Split up llio Socialist Mob with
JAIIoywiiyn No Moro Trouble ill I'ici-
i'iit Appi-elioiiilcil Socialist Lend
ers Cull on Cliiiinlierliilti.
London, Feb. ., 4:: p. in. Thelncreas-
ng gravity of tlie situation llnally alarm-
d the authorities and they put forth all
nergles to suppress an Incipient riot,
'ho pnlico force on duty at Trafalgar
square was enormously increased and
prepared for a well dellned and exhaus
tive assault. Tills, after a long struggle.
esulted in pushing the mob into side
!lncts. mid thus .spllttlnir it lit). Tlie
lollce followed up their work and drove
mil fragment ot the iir.iKen moo uu us
lenienls were dissipated in tlie alley
ways. Every precaution nas ueen uiKcti
to prevent a lea.-semlilage of the mob,
Many or tlie rioters have been arrested,
and some have been lined and discharged.
Others were remanded lor trial while a
number hao been sentenced to Imprison
ment for various terms, ranging f rum one
o six moutns.
ciiAMitr.ui.Ai.v itccin vi:s a cam..
In. .Socialist I.ciulorH Si'rk tn (lulu the
London, Feb. 0. 1 Jut lis, Champion,
Ilyndnian and Williams, tlie four social
ists wlio Inspired yesterday's riot, called
this afternoon upon Joseph Chamberlain,
tlie new president of the local government
oard, at his olllci'. Chiinibeiiaiii declined
receive them, but conveyed to them
willingness to hear anything they
night have to say, provided they placed
it before him In writing. Hums and ids
colleagues thereupon drafted a statement
f their wishes. '1 hey said they called to
obtain from Chamberlain a declaration of
the government's intentions with regard
o providing work lor tlie several hundred
thousand unemployed people who were
at present starving in tlie city of London
and elsewhere in England. The statement
contained tlie asset lion that all the pres
sure tlie workingmeii's societies hail
brought to bear upon the local authorities
to secure relief for the distressed had en
tirely failed, and that tlie le'ters sent to
he local government ov persons author-
zed to speak for the distiessed were left
unanswered. Hums and his colleagues
ulded they had personally come tor t-omc
statement of the government's intentions
in order to lie aide to report dellnltely to
he meeting ol unemployed worKtnen ot
iondoii soon to lie held. Chamberlain re
plied in writing that he did not think any
ot tlie remedies proposed ny the social
Democratic federation, would prove ef
fectual to relieve tlie prevalent misery.
He was unable to support the.se proposed
measures. At the same tune he telt the
urgent necessity ol having something
done, and was now having inquiry made
'or the purpose of ascertaining the exact
uaracier oi me distress.
Wherever it should be found necessary
to do so, boards of guardians would be
authorized to grant outdoor relief, when
:ioor tests had Keen arranged sulllcient to
irevent imposture. The question ol pub
lic works was not within the providence
of the lo;al government board.
Tlie Socialists departed dissatislled with
the outcome of their visit. Hyiulmau anil
Champion were unite angry over what
ney caned uuamoeriain s evasion ot the
real point at issue. Thev denounced
Ills statement of inquiry as a de
vice to secure delay, whilo the very
men in whoso belialt the alleged in
quiry was claimed to have been
started were actually starving to death.
'The unemployed nt l-.nglatul" these gen
tlemen continued "do not want outdoor
relief, they do not want charity, they
want nothing but honest and Useful work,
which will enable them to earn bread.
The proposition to give them doles accom
panied by service and degrading labor
tests, galls them and is calculated to exas
perate them iuto revolt."
TIIK UNREASONING 3IUL.TITUUK.
llloters lu Loudon Agulti Apponr, hut
1'ollce Control Them.
London, Feb. 10. Hy 8 o'clock a crowd
that numbered many thousands had gath
ered at Cumberland market, the lowest
criminal classes of London being repre
sented, intent upon harrassing and insult
ing the police. At 0, Hyndman, Williams
and other socialistic leaders appeared
upon the scene and were greeted with up
roarious shouts of welcome. They held a
short consultation and resolved to aban
don tho attempt to hold a meeting, because
of a dense fog. Tlie meeting was adjourn
ed till next Tuesday the crowd slowly dis
persing, cheering for the socialist leaders.
Hie disorderly element again mnnltested
itself, the police were stoned but thev
easily drove their assailants from the
ground, i nree regiments or loot guards,
two of cavalry and a battery were all day
held in readiness.
The vigorous action of the police com
pares iavoraniy with their inaction at
Trafalgar square. Mounted constables
armed with cutlasses aud revolvers assist
ed the police on foot in dispersing the
moo ot nearly ouo men. The gratifying
fe.Uure wastliat many small tradestiieuand
worKlngmen joined to repulse the rioters.
rue ponce nan ueen miormed ol a con
spiracy of thieves inhabiting common
lodging nouses. 10 mime bouth London a
starling point for pillaging. Extensive
precautions were accordingly taken to
Midnight The city is quiet. The crowds
dispersed by 10 o.'clock and the streets are
now deserted. The name is subsiding.
Tlie scare is without a parallel iu tlie his
tory ot London, 'lens of thousands of
desperate men gathered in the streets and
only needed some one to lead them, to
commit the wildest excesses. Socialisl
Hyndman says It Is not a political or Irisl
moli but simply producers who want
some control in their productions. John
Money aim i:iri Aoenieen nave arrived
in Dublin, and olllcinlly taken olllce ; all
No Cnuso for Alarm nt IUclifonl.
Surgeon Austin of the Marino Hospital
Service, who passed through St. Albans
yesterday en route for Uoston, from
Frellghsburg, Cowansvlllo nnd Sutton,
P. Q., where he had been to mako au iu
vestlgatlon of small pox coses recently re
ported from that section, and determine If
any extra precautions were necessary on
the part of tho government to prevent
serious results, was Interviewed by a Af
ci(cr reporter. Dr. Austin reports that
there aro only a few cases In thnt vicinity
nnd these havo been carefully Isolated ;
and he does not apprehend any further
spread of the disease. His visit thero was
made in response to n request of our State
authorities and prominent cltliens of the
border towns, and It will doubtless servo
to allav tho fcellnc nt iitiMiifltni.qq which
had taken possession of many peoplo
dwelling In proximity to those Canadian
towns above mentioned.
Sllns M. 'VVrtlte Not to bo Pardoned.
The Washington correspondent of the
lioston Journal says thnt Sonator Morrill
and Representative Grout havo called
upon tho attorney-general aud ho states
that Silas M, Waite Is not to bo pardoned.
FARM m) (MR l EX.
M'ntch t'n.icil l llttti'.
We hiuu lnetr wu d ii A n if in polled
or "iinduy'' breed of cntt'n. '1 h'-y nro titinlly
white, uith led i'IU'-i. 1 1iu Scutch polled
enttlo, on tlm contrary, are usually black
'ihey nro n dlithu't breed, mi l known ns the
t-'colch black cittle. 'J hero mo two fami
lies, the particular tinmis of which aio Old
lowny and .Aberdeen-Angus.
Fig. 1 shows "Young Franklin," a. mag
nificent Gnllowiiy bull, imported. Ho is 5
years old. Wo repro.lucs ltM picture from
tlio hcrdliook of lilt owner nnd importer, Mr.
F. O. Unbcoek, of Hornctlsvillo, N. Y.
Young Franklin is claimed to bo tlio best
typo of the Unllowny breed ever brought to
this country. The block Scotch enttlo nro
not unusual milker. Thoy havo novcr boon
cultivated for thlt purj)O0. Thoir strong
point is their beef producing qualities. For
this thoy nro sni.l to bo tlio ton. I reed of ent
tlo known. A group of Abcnleeii-AiigusoJ
cxhibi'cd nt tlio Paris international cattle
ulioiv in 187S as beef cattle took n prize of
Tlio young cow in tlio picture Iwlongs to
tho Aberdeen-Angus fnmlly. Mr) Hot ion?
descent nnd undoubted good qualltios. Tlm
chief ne of llio polled Scotch enttlo in this
country would lie to cross thorn upon tlio
big-homed wild breeds of Texnsand tho In
dian territory. Tlio bull in Fig. 1 looks to
bo almost pure bcof. Ho has nn extraor
dinarily long body, nnd thero is very little
wasto tissuo about him. His legs nro short
and his paunch is small, comparatively.
Five years ego, at tho winter mcwtlng of
the statu board of ncrfculturo, I hoard a ice.
ture on fungus by Profossor HnLtcnd, of
Now York. After bis lecture the question
was asked him w hetlior fungus on potato vines
cnusod the jiotnlotn to rot. His reply was
that it did nnd that tho fungus was llrst
seen in yellow tint on tlio leaves, caused
usually by warm, wet weatlior, tlio fungus
soon spreading from tho leaves to tlie tops
or vines and then to tho tuber; and if tho
potatoes are dug and put in n cool, dry
plneo l-eforo tho fungus reached tho tubor
it would save most of them, but if tliuy stood
for nnv lenzth of time with fungus on tho
tuber most of tlinni would rot.
I have acted on his ndvico over since, and
hnve hnd crv few rottou potatoes. Last
year I planted something over nti ncro as
early as tho ground would admit. It was
manured on buckwheat stubblo tlio fall bo
foro. and planted with threo sorts only,
First, Early Hoso; second. White Star; third,
a round palo red that Mr. Tnlcott sent mo
some yenrs ago a now seedling of his own
propngntnig; it was aoout as inrgo as a
robin's eg and had no namo. After a year
or two it matured, and I called it Itomo
Benutv. in honor of Mr. Tnlcort's homo.
I coinmencod to dig tho Early Hoso in
August, nnd put it in a collar when tho skin
would pool considerably. Konoof them ever
rotted, but for some cnuso I did not cot to
digging the rest until a little past the mid
dlo of September, nnd ono-tourtn ot tno re
mainder of Early Hose, nnd also White
Star, were rotteu, with many black ones
that had to be left on tho lot, nnd many
turned black in tlie winter, bo that wo hnd
to oat those dug in August, 'tho Rome
Beauty was dug list, nnd there was not
rotten potato, but thoy wero quito scabby.
This year I have not had a pock of rotton
potatoes in HO) bushels. I planted tlie Early
Hose and Homo Beauty on very dry (some
of it sandy) lan 1. Thoy yieldod half a crop
of rathor small, but no rotten ones. 'Ilie-m
were planted early ; they began to set in
drouth; sot again alter tho rain, but wero
small. About tho first of Juno 1 planted a
a patch that was too wet to plant
sooner. This was planted with i into Star
and Clark's No. 1, which I think are the
snmo variety. There was no fuugus on
these, and tlio tops kept green until Ootc-
bcr, niter one or two irosts ling Uct.
and IS; n gn-at yield, and not a dozen rot
ten ones in ninety bushels; they nro oil in
tho cellar in one solid body. In tlieso I was
greatly disnppoiuted. I expected they
would 1k so ro ten ns not to 1 w irui dig
ging; but I wntclied them dnilv nnd saw
thnt the fungus was not ou them, in ou
soino of our I'cighbors', who had many rot
I shall continue to dig early, before tho
fungus makes its npn.'arnneo; half a crop of
sound potatoes Is worth more thnn a who e
crop of rotten ones.
ltalslllg Corn ill ieoi-;iii.
In lSSTi I u-ed seed tresh f mil tho north
of tho Inrgo clnmpion Wli u iJcnt and tho
improved sort of Yellow Dent, that is now
known as tl.o Golden Beauty. Used also
Blount Pro i !e on two or throo acres, but
about six acres eacli of the other two bor'ts.
My land is very high, light s indy loam, was
thrown iuto beds llvo feet apart; corn drop
ped two and a half to three feot in the water
furrow; manured at planting witu a nana
ful of compost ou each side of the hill,
covered with a cultivator. Compost of cot
ton seed and tablo manure with half the
quantity of phosphate and kamlt that Fur
man's formula culls for. Thn v holo crop of
all kinds miuLi vigorous gron th, the early
season beiiiR favorable, and by July 1 was
past any danger from dry weather. By
Aug. 10 it was all hard and dry lu the Held.
It was ou tho same laud that yjeldod in 1884
twenty-two and a half bushels, by measure-
, "ut, per aero, ims year i am not measur.
7 of it, but lielievo It is heavier, better
corn and more of it. The White Dent is as
heavy and line corn as one need wish pure
white, largo earn, deep grain. The Uolclen
Beauty is large oars, a lighter grain than
I the other, yet good enough lor ull purposes.
1 Therefore, 1 repeat the suggestion thot seed
corn, fresh from higher latitudes, is tlio best
chance for a corn crop in this lection. It
will make every time, while corn that Is ac
climated hero will not do to dejiend on alto
Throo Crops n Year.
T. II. Ali'vnnder, of Augusta, fta.. hat
tried suei'e ful y tlio experiment of raisins
tln eo cio,ih a year oir tlm sinie ground, lit
lliRt lnld oil' tlio pint for wn'ormelon hills
Wx!U feot npirt-. Then, bet ..pen t'.i. hMU
ptep'ired for tho melons lio planted, K. I . lii.
rowsot Ailnins e.vra early corn, o upod
in hill. .Itini! 10 t'ui crop of g'eoa corn 'or
tnlilo um' w.n e-ilmii.to'l. It boJiui lo lm 111
or i:so tlio last da of Mi v.
Tho melon ground hnd been prepared with.
compost in hill, l lio seed ho planted in three
lots the Ill's, otio the ln-.t week iu Apr.l, 111"
next n week liter nnd tho third a week nflcr
thu second. Th'i melons wero tho Kolb gem
wn'ernielon. On to acres of ground Mr.
Alexander rnlel 1 4'i0 watermelons. He
was convenient lo innrket for his corn nnd
M tho first p'owing of tlio melon vinos he
(Implied between every two hills two or
threo seeds of tin Conch pen. M hen tlie
melon 'Top as nil cleared out ho dropped
into the hi is u couple of Conch jieai. The
vines of this pea nro cured for liny in the
south. Two wagon londs of hay wero made.
'onto of tho mo'otis weighed over fifty
1 o'.uidi. Alter llio pea vinos wero removed
the land wns see led for n fourth time In
Hart oats. Tho cropi wero all first elnss.
Tlio gtound was a high, san ly loam, lying
If nuy northern farmer can equal tint, lot
This has not been discussed much in those
columns, because tliero wero so many differ
ent opinions about it. Tlio approved way,
however, at lust fuvors what is c.illod the
Swedish lnotliod, tlio cold, deep sotting. It
is as follows. Try it. Whllo tho milk is yet
warm fijtn tlio cow put it into deep pans nnd
set it into a c.il ! place, with thetem i ra'uro
as low, at loint. ns 4." do'., lower, If posiibl",
even to .".I de. Tliis suddenly chills nnd
contracts tho milk, nnd tho liglitor cronm
naturally ri.-es o tliosurfaco. Hy this means
nil tho cream is got out of tlio milk. It
should bo left iu tlio cold placu twelve to
twenty-four hours. For raising cream in an
ordinary country homo nothing cm possibly
bo found so good as tho old-fashioned spring
house, with a s'ronm of ice-cold wntor run
ning through i . Wh n this cannot Imj hail,
liberal drafts should bo mado on tho ico
house, which is found upon overy woll-regu
The following list comprise! all the articles
absolutely required to handle cream from
milk of !V1 cows for butter making.
One 100 gallon cream vat; ono 00 gallon
churn; one butter- worker; ono dairy scale;
two dairy p.dL; two dairy thermometers;
ono cream tester; ono strainer; 60 -uttlng
Tlio prlco of tliis outfit Is about, we under
stand, tltV. For 100 cows' milk an cnzlno
and boi.r would bo necessary and addi
tional s"' iti'' cans, and would cost, in addi
tion to th? lit'ty cows' outfit, in tho neighbor
hood of flW).
Threo creameries in Madison county, la.,
pay to tlio fanners from ?1'J.".,000 to SloO.OOO.
Forcing Itliulinrb and Asparagus.
A method which wo havo frequently prac
tised is to dig up. iu tlie fall, or at any timo
during tho winter wlmi the grouu I is not
frozen, a iiutnl or of clumps with as miny
roots at'neho I ai p mibb, and place them
closo togo'h t iu 1 cold frani", sprinkle lino
sol LotWLO'i nnd over them, water copiously
with lukewarm water, level ngnin
with soil, cover all with a few inches
of dry leaves nnd put on tho sashes.
Tlie sutisequent care is tlio sum as re
quired for ordinnry cold franios, giving air
on mild days, und seeuro covering In cold
weather. Wntor is rarely needed, as tho
leaves prevent rapid evaporation. When
cold frnmos nro not nvailablo, tho roots may
bo taken into a warm cellar, under n win
dow if possible, and covered with soil and
leaves, or straw, rlants In a collar neod
moro water than in n frnmo. nnd tlio water
given should always be lukewarm.
Another, nnd very easy way to forward
rhubarb, is to turn a one-headed barrel over
n strong plant, and bank fresh liorso manure
all around and over it. the bottom of the
barrel should have several holes bored
through it, to facilitate the escape of super
abundant bent anil gases, else tho stalks are
apt to grow up sickly and decay.
I get fivo or six barrels nnd fill with man
ure do tliis lforo breakfast tako them to
tho field and leave the barrels at a proper
distance apart; lot ono hand distribute these,
and when tlio barrels nro half empty tncy
cau be easily movod up to tho rows. One
baud cau distribute as fast as ono can load
up, putting 1,000 to 1,1200 jiounds icr acre.
At noon the barrels can lio collected and
retllled for evoning. By so dolu'j, tho plow
will be stopped only a short time.
Tlie barrel plan prevents wasto.
S. .v. Grow
I 'b'nk tho farmers nro thinking tho wholo
yoir round aliout fences, for they nro the
most exenivo thing tho farmer has lo do
with. We Ihink wo liavo found just w lint is
a bonanza in fences. It Is in tlio shape of
Hussell's champion rail foneo. It tnkos live
rails and two stakes aud a llttlo wiro to
ninkn a fence that will keep out a 1 stock,
mid wind cuimot got it down. Almost any
old fence Inn lads enough left to m.iko this
A Stump of the Toot.
There is many a poor farmer that mourns
tho lo-s ot a corn crop, nnd ninny a poor
gardener that can 111 allord to loso his c 10
bago or celery crop, that would have saved
their lost ei ops had thoy knowu that n
itanip of tlio foot in the hill of corn, or that
a press of tlio foot along tho roots of tlio
cabbage or celery would have proved tho
salvation ot tho crop In each cuso.
Things to Do nnd to Know.
They call oleomargariuo "ho- butter"
Don't food cabbages or turnips to milk
A raau rocoiitly died of glanders, near
Hod Wing, Minn.
The prlco of wheat this winter has boon
lower in Liverpool than it was in lyincngu.
Southern farmers should raise more food
crops for themselves and stock if they would
Don't go In debt for agricultural imple
ments. Clotnz in debt u wnai nnuces panics
and hard times.
A former in New Hampshire has been fined
for oruelty in not providing shelter for his
cattle during the lato com weaiuer. na w
the richest man in th neighborhood.
l'ster Henderson doe not believe In cut
tlng' potatoes down to one eye. Tlie nour
ishment Is thus taken away from the young
sprout, and it is stunted. An ordinary -sized
potato cut in two pieces Is the best to plant,
Kalllr rorn is a new grain and forago
lAHtnt, which it Is belioved will be very valu
able. It can 1 grown moro cheaply than
corn, it is claimed, and is equal to it for all
purposes except breadmaklug. It Is very
1 lit f lll:i: I'lll-.ss liellevf's hi progress
aiKi miihes us practice accord with its
belief. IlH ell'lil-fu friu-nrtl Imrfnet inn lm vn
been couslnnt and its growth iu size and
value, circulation and public appreciation
in the past few years have no precedent iu
ermoiiljmiriillsm. It stands by acknow
ledgment of Its contemporaries in three
states clearly In the forefront of Vermont
newspapers. Us advance movement will
not be lelaxed and it will coiitlmtu lo keep
itself in position to iMititln It in tin. niiti-,111.
age of all intelligent people.
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Vermont can Hnd much iu their own
statu to be proud of. It believes Hint. Um
sooner thev learn to thoroughly support
meir worthy home institutions, preach
and practice tlie policy of enterprise In
Vermont, put their capital In manufact
ures at home, the sooner they will reach
liidepeiidance and happiness. Tlie Flir.i:
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thorough and unwavering support ot homo
institutions, and it believes that only iu so
funis that is done will a community or n
state make thorough progress. It believes
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111 any ermont newspaper ami nut lew
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They arc itrictly vegetable and do not gripe or
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