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No. 2.
Btnlllons Arlstos, 2:271-2, nntl Lnmhcrt
us. Mr. l'ortcr's housc ls 011 a lilll aliovc,
and pcrhniw n lulle froni, thc lake, aml
counnands a flne vicw of wusturn Vei
mont. lllsstallion Arlstos U a trottur;
has sliown quarters in otud eonditlon In
33 Bcconds. Hc ls thc slro of II. 11. Wlu
shlp, who wlth running liiatc has trottod
!n 2:0G, thc fastest mllc yct trottod.
Arlstos ls a dark hiown, 10 hunds, and in
good eonditlon would wctgh ovor 1100
Latnbertus ls llght hay, also 10
hnnds, rcscnihllng atrongly thc Morgan
typc. 11c Is said to bu as fastns Aristos,
but as yet has no riTord.
l'anny Jackson, dani of Arlstos and
Lainbertus, Is a blaek marc, 10 liands,
1200 lbs, foaled the nropcrty and ahvays
owned by John AV. l'ortcr. Sho was
slred by Stonewall Jaukson, son of
HVllllainon's Ulaek Hawk, dani Jtctty
Condon, probably by Sherinan Hlack
Hawk, but tjils Is not dellnltely settledas
Shc was brcd llrst to Panlcl I.ainbcrt
whcn four years old and sueesively to
hhn aftcr that untll 15, gettlng nlno colts,
nanicly :
Klttlu l'ortcr, ch. m. foaled lt.fi!).
Arlstot, record, 2 rJ7 1-2; lir. li. fimled, 1S70.
Adole J., rccord 2 Xt, b. iu. foaled, lsTl.
Annlt! l'nge, rccord, 2:27 1-1; br. m. foaled
Iturren one ycar.
Cli. m. bunicd up 1S74.
Champlain, ch. h.j reconl, 2:37; foaled, 17.',.
Aurora, ch. h. 7i, owned by K. 1). Viuilin'
KtiiRsbur, Wus-hlngtoii Co., N. Y.
31. Y. 1). coli, rccord, 2 :.13; cb. m, fonled, 177.
I. miibortus, b. h. foaled, 17$.
Aftcr thls she had :
111. b. by Adonii, 1S71).
II. f. by Ilny l.mnbert, 180.
JttiMed to Woodwurd's Kthan Allen, 1SS1.
tii. f.by Danlcl I.anibcit, l.s-O.
JIIxmmI, ikb.
Cb. f. by Danlcl I.ambert, 1SS1.
II. f. by Danlcl l.ainbcrt, l!K.
And bred to Alcyone.
The following further inforniation we
had froni Mr. l'ortcr :
Jubilco I.ambcrt, br. h.; rccord, 2:25;
now owned by A. II. Davcnport, Lcxing
ton, Ky., was brcd by John l'ortcr and
Thonias Ilarvcy ; foaled, 1802; sirc, Dan
icl I.ambcrt, dani by 'l'aft Horse, son of
Vermont, JJlack Hawk. Hg stood until
1872 nt Tieonderoga, cxcc)t lii-i season
of 1870, whcn bc stood al Whitehall, X.
Y. At TieomWxtga hc sircd many cred
itablc coltfn among theni Crown 1'oint
Maid, 3'.!l0 1-2; dam, thc Townsend marc
by Ethan Allen. In 1872 Mr. l'ortcr sold
hhn to Mr. YVcbber of Uoston, who sold
to John A. Sawyer of AlNtoii, Mass.
Champlain, the Mcssrs. l'ortcr sold to
Mr. Vablan of lloton, wlio sold hhn to
David .Snow of Andover, Mass., and hc
sold to W. A. MeXeil, Ksq., of Oskaloo
sa, Iowa, who now owns hhn.
Hay l.ambert, b. h. 15 1-1, 1000 lbs.,
brcd by John T. ltich, Shoreham, got by
Daniel Lambeit; dam, Ilamblctonian.
Hoth Mr. l'ortcr and hi son sald they
saw ltay Lambert trot a mile on lialf
inllctrack in 2:1)0. IIc wcnt to Ilostou.
Adonis, bl. h., 15 1-2 liands, ahontlOOO
lbs., foaled 1872; bred by Dan Macc.
Adonis was got by Ethan Allen, dam
Charlotte l', Kthan's running mate.
Mr. l'ortcr stood thls horsc at Ti in
1878, when a few colts wcre sircd by him,
among theni Eolus, bl. h., 10 1-2 liands,
owned by C. 11. Wright, Crown l'oiut;
trotted in 2 : 19.
Taft Horse, bl. s., somc white fect,
15 3-1, about 1100; good style, good gait;
by Vermont Hlack Hawk. Hrcd by Mr.
Taft, Crown I'oint, sold West.
Ir. John l'ortcr sald:
"Kthan Allen was foaled in May or
Junc. "I saw him when but a fcw hours
old ; it was certainly May or Junc.M
John l'ortcr bought Daniel Lambcrt
when four niontlis old for 300. His daiu
a ehestnut marc, 15-1 or 2: long bodied,
long neek, big-gaitcd marc ; good look
iug mare for brood marc; good barrel
and chcst. Mr. l'ortcr sold Daniel Lam
bcrt when eoniing llve for SDCOO to Mr.
Daua of lioston. IIc got rccord whcn
3 years old of 2:12.
Dam of Kthan, chuukcd, gray marc,
not ovcr 15 lianiN, neck rathcr thln, not
long. Shc could go In about -I minutcs;
not very stylili. Slic was 27 or 2S years
old when she dicd. Xcxt ycar aftcr
Kthan was foaled they llled hcrtccth and
sbo could not eat and o died. Tlicysaid
a man by namc of 1'ell had her or hcr
mothcr, and lnought from Xcw Vork.
She was a llea-bittcn grey, tra)jiy young
Ou reaching Ti villagc wo called on
Mr. William Arthur. IJnl'ortunatcly hc
was out of town, as was also his brothcr
Frank, whoni we nict with liim at the
prcvious intervicw. AVo tlien drove on
toward Hague. It was a warm Septem
ber day. Thc country was clad in its
most brllliant dress. The llclds were
clothed iu plain green, but thc trces up
on tho hlll-sides wcru dcckcd out in thc
gaudicst colors they could put on. Al
lowcd to choosofor themsclvcs,thcy wero
not nfraid of looking too prctty. They
arrayed themsclvcs in green, in ycllow,
and in searlet and stood pocklng down
the valley, and looklug up ovcr thc hlll
tops. Certainly it was not thcir fault if
they werc.not admlrcd.
The Densiuorcs of Hague ! AVe mado
enquiry and were told tliat onc of tiic
famlly, though a youngerly man, lived in
a brick housc on the main road.
It was a Binall brick house,with a neat
ish yard, and Binall oreliard, Mr. Dens
moro appearcd to bc a very well-meanlng
man, but dld not know whether thero
wa8 a GerBliom Densmorc, or not. Ho
aid that he had a brotlier older, who
ltved to the right of thc road about two
miles, that might know ; but we kept the
straight road for Hague. Wo had before
passcd thu summer resldencc of tho Kcv.
Joeeph Cook, a newly fltted up bullding
of castellated and somowhatlmposlngap-
pcarancc, that stands nestllng in thc
sliadc of trces and lillls ncar to tlio road,
and seems to lic a double housc. It is on
thc old homestead ; Mr. Cook's mothcr
now llvcs in onc of the parts. Wo eamc
now to anotlicr of thc Cook manslons,
whereAVilllamCook,asceondcouslnof thc
Kcv. Joscph Cook, llvcs. It was a largc
brick housc witlifrontplazza; somcwhat
antiiptatcd, but substantlal looking, and
standing upon a good fann. The Cooks
sccm to be thc Mugwumps of tliis neigh
borhood. I stoppcdatMr.Wm.Cook's. Tomypull
at tiic door-bcll a young woman appearcd
Tho glanec I got of tho lnsldc of thc
housc showcd it to bofuriilshcd with lux
ury. Mr. Cook eamc to thc door and
took a scat on thc piazza. He was a hcavy
man of mcdiuin helght ; liad the appcar
anee of a good Methodlst, and was cer
tainly a good snulV taker, for lic held his
snull" box iu his hand througli this and
all subeiiuent intcrvicws, and secmed to
niakc it a prlnciple tooll'cr ittoallguests.
Unforttinatcly I refused the llrst prof
fcr of snuirand information came very
slow; I refused the sccond, and it ecascd
altogcthcr. AVc lcft thc deaeon on tho
stoop; there wcre trecs in front of
thc houo wliosc shadows mado tiic
road both dark and damp. A trllle
further on a hcavy maple llamed in tiic
richest vcrmllion. Tlierc was a wood
at the side, a niouutaln and bctwecn,sud
dcnly, Ukc the llashings of a drcain,
camo thc blue watersof Lake Gcorge.
It was tho flrst vlew of thc lake, but
nov,for tho most time tlirougli woods, we
kept along it several miles to Hague.
Thcso woods were to us a little peeullar
t!rcat lianging vines (grapcs) grcw ovcr
thciu and gave tbem a soutliern
look. We paaod a summer board
ing housc, then anotlicr, and
came to thc little villagc of Hague
wherc we stoppcd at a thrce-story but
not very largc woodcn hotcl that stands
a little way from, but in f ull view of, the
lake, and wliosc landlord we found pu
zling ovcr the problcm,what had bccome
of tiic proiits, his houo having bccn full
all suunncr. This is a very famlliar puz-
zle to sumtner hotcl keepers, and onc
that many of them havc been obligcd
to give up.
In the morlilng we had sonlc convcrsa
tion upon the stoop of the hotcl wtth
somc of the deni.ens of this Iike Oeorgc
liamlct;got no iuformatiou on Ethan's
dam,butsonie referenccs. .Toel lising,who
kept this hotcl in Hague, several years
sinec, now kceps hotcl at Chester, about
twenty miles west. Ihifus llising llvcs
wherc his father Hufus uscd to llve, on
the bills in Hague, perliaps tlirco miles
froni the villagc. We were advicd to
seo tsani Ackernian, living on thc samc
In tho morning before brcakfast we
walked up to the town clerk's illicc. Wc
found him a man of niarked, liandsomc
foaturcs, intelligcnt, and very willing to
assist us, but a there were no records of
birtlis, marriages or deaths, and records
of town meetings tliat did not go baekof
1827, wc could not learn niiich.
Thu brcakfast ovcr, wc pulicd out for
llufus Hlsing's. Just outside of thc vil
lagc wc were told there was onc of the
Dcnsmore glrls, now Mrs. Hiram Hand.
We stopped at hcr housc. She thought
shc had an unclc Gershom, but knew
very little about it, and knew very little
about the famlly.
Then eamc an up-hiil ride in thlsuuique
country. Tlierc was thc usual brook
tliat pertains to a hilly region; thc road
winding along, or near it, tben crosslng
and leaving it to go ovcr the hill. Far
up on the hill was Mr. Sam Ackennan's.
IIc was not at lioinc: had gone ti Ti., so
in continuing wc desecnded the hill,
cro-scd the strcani, i)assed a seliool
liousc, and, by a winding way, eamc to
Mr. Ihifus Hisiug5, an active man of CO;
likeall of his family, fjuite thrifty, and a
man very eareful and accuratc in his
statcinciits. Hctaid:
T (V Continucd.
L'KOWN I'oint, X. V., Xov.3, lSffl.
Kililor Hfginter: All tlio information I can
Ket nt Jlyron l'erry's ilum from Horaec Huf.
tis U that hlic was bred by Mr. Stnckwull ot
Wentport, N. y.; nfterwnrds owned by Iloraco
Ormsby of Hamu town. H.ll.bclicvcs tho maro
to bavobeen an Abd.ilIahMewiiKer; wulKhcd
about 1100; color, white, wlth smiill rcd spotn;
lonf? necK-, wltb little bnir in tail. Jt. 1'erry
wuk foulcd Juno 7, 1S".9. HnostiH tlilnks tliat
Stookwell is dead nnd that Onnsliy llvcs
somuwlicro in MicldKan.
Yours tmly,
Jotix IIamuono.
ltim.ANi, Vr., Dee. U, 1&.
Joir.ru IIatteli., Ksq.
Dear i'lr: Vour letter of tho 14th lnst., was
rccelvcd anl I am Horry that I nm notablo to
glvo you somo information on tho subject of
your iiumiry. I remember of having bcaril
that thero was sueh u trotting niaro a Funny
.TenkH, ond tliat she trotted 100 nillen in tcn
lioursj "furtlicr thls deponent Haithnot." I
called today on my old 8ta(;o iirtner, K. F.
Cooke, thiiikinu tlmt ho mlht bo ablo to glvo
bomo polnts in relation to tho luaro Fanny
JenkB; but I was dlsappolntcd. Ho knew Just
whnt I knew nnd no nioro. In rcgard ti my
rcniilenco in Middlebury. It begnn iu tho hi..
terpurtof tho yenr 1813; nnd tho iull ycar of
1844 waa spont iu Middlebury and so on for
tho ncxt llve tOBUvenyeiux, am! thoHO years
wero somo of tho happlest of my lilo. I took a
lenso ol tho Vermont Hotel, now "Addison
lIousc",for llvo years ol John Wood ofKuene,
N. II., ncKOtlatud by Xathan Wood, both of
whom lmve long sinco passcd away. I, aftor
a ycar or two, took S. I. Damon into ir .m.
fldcnco nnd he took tho laborlng oar of tho
hotol. I had plenty of buslness at tliat time to
look aftor nnd tako jiropcr caro of my stngo
buslness, whlch was quito oxtcnslvo, and in
fact was the pleasantcst businoss tliat I was
evcr engnged in. Gov. Stowart oftcn spcaks
to rae in regard to tlioso old happy stngo ex
pcrlences, when bright now Concord coacbes,
with slx wcll-drossod.up flno horses wlth a
good-looking, portly, troU-dressoa and well.
belinvod drlver on tho box, uscd cvcry 'lay to
makothlngs plcnsnnt nnd llvely In Middle
bury. Now no mori!. Oh, it seeniH to nio now
llko n drcnm. Kxcu.io nio for thls lnttcr bo
long; your lottorrovlved old incmorlos. Iro
lnemberyour father very well, l'hlllp llntlell;
but most of tho buslneHS nctivo iiicn of that
tlmo havo passcd nway. t'alvln III11, a good
fricnd to nii'.survlvcs, and (Jov. Stewart nml n
fcw nro yet lcft. Ono of my old drlvers, Wib
llintison, llvcs in Middlebury yct; n good drlv
or nnd a fnlthful man. I nm glad to hcnr of his
prospcrity nnd I wlsh blm moro ycnrs of pros
porous llfo.
Very truly yours,
WII.LIAM M. Fll'.M).
I'KTEKIiono, N. II., Dcc. 4, 1883.
.1. II VTTIILI., Ksq., Mlddlcburj, Vt.
Vear A'r: Aftcr scelng you on thc 23d ot
Nov. I recallod tho nnmes of 22 men who
mlghtglvo lnformutlon respcctlng tho Mii!!.
roy Ilorso. I havo Bcon 17 of tbem and I thlnk
I havo learned ull obtulnnblo fncts.
In 1M4 or 1815, n stnlllon called tho (3rry
Kiigle, sald to be an importcd borsc, was kept
iu town for scrvlco. Grey Kuglo wns a largo
poworful liorsc, splrllcd, of n beautlful dapplo
grey color, and then qulto old; pedlgrce tin.
knowtt, but presuinnbly of KngllRh thorongh
bredstoek. Thls was thc slro ofthc Jluzzey
Hors-c. Tho dam wns n threo or four.ycnr.old
colt, then unbroken, dark bny in color, bhtck
points, rather tnll, but not wclghlng at iiiutur
lty over (about) !i.V) lbs.; pcdlgreo unknown.
Sho wns then owned by Tbomas Staiul of
1'eterboro. Tho Muzzcy Ilorso wns fonled in
1810, nt Stuntt'H farm, nnd dam nnd colt wero
soon aftor sold to.Iohn Jtu.zcy of I'etcrboro.
Thc horso wn horeitftcrknown nsthoMuzzey
Horse. Muzzey kept him untll four ycnrs old
nnd sold blm to Georgo Senter of I'etcrboro
for $00. At thls tlmo tho colt was undovclop.
ed and not very promlslng, "tniieriiig nt both
ends nnd not lllled up in tho mlddle." Ho
gotqulte nnumber of colts when Ibree and
four ycnrs old, but wns not regarded as valua
ble for u slock horse, and ufler kecplng liim
a fow uionths, Senter sold liim for $7! to
btevens orciaremont, N. II. n horso dealer
who toik blm to :l'-ton nnd sold him to work
in u tniek, wherc 1." workcd llve or slx years.
lly that time hlseoilsdeveloped so ns to show
his vnlui! for stoek, nnd Stovens bought him
bnck ngaln and kept him for fourteen or llf.
teen ycnrs for stock purposes Iu thls pnrt of
Xcw llnmpthirc. Ho stood one or two years
each nt Petorboro, Diihlln, Hnncock, Xelson
nnd Moddard and for somo years lundu tho
clrcnit of thi'he nnd other towns. About 1810
or 1841 bo wns kleked by maro nnd bls lcg
broken nt Anibcrst, X. II.; so ho had to bc
kllled. Ho was then in ehurgo of Mark Por
kins of Amherst, The Muzzcy Ilorso wns
about IS 1-2 liands hlgh; wclghed. Iu grdlmiry
condltlon from 1000 to 1050 lbs.; lmd a bcnutl
ful eye, a pVat ClVHU b.'end. stout ibut not bcel v
lieelt, it i'liivverful shoulder, strong back and
lolits, hlps nnd shouldors well set on; wlde,
llnt legs; sound fect; immeuso muscular
forco; n inajcstio caniagc, great couragc, civ
duranco nnd wlnd and, tbough no rccord of
bls speed is known to oxlst, ho had all thc
ipiallties requislte for speed. Ho was n suro
stock gettcr, nnd transmtttcd his qunlltles
with rcinarkablo unlfonutty to his colts.
Whcn a colt ho was n yellow-sorrel in color.
At mattuityhc wns u bright bny, wlth bhtck
polnts nnd grew darker ns hu ugeil. So
strongly were bls progeny murkeil by hhn
tbnt to the thlrd nnd fourth gcncratlon tho
typo was cleaiiy recognlzed nt slgbt. Neai ly
evcry ono wns bright bny ln color nnd all had
a bloteh of white on tho nlgli hlnd eg Jiit
ubovo tho hoof. Soniu of bls colts were kopt
for Mock purposeH nftcr the. dcnth of the old
horse; but the ludtvlduallt.v orthe rnco Is now
lost. Tho stock doveloped latc, nnd dlil not
ninturo untll seven or clght ycnrs old, and dld
good work untll thlrtyyenrs old. Theinnres
wero roomy nnd well-siiroiid, nnd made excel
celleut dains. Tho stock wns by no liicnus
"rnggcd" ucross tho hlps, but broadcr-baek
nnd longor-uunrtcrcd tban tho recognlzed
Morgan typo, belng lienrur tho typo ofwh.it I
regnnl the llulnish Morgan to bc. They wero
tho most dlstlnct nnd most vnlnnblo typo of
horses evcr known bero. Kornll pur)oses of
a fann or family horse no st(x-k could bo bet-
ter ndnpted; n wonderlul coniblnation of
nervc, strength, iloclllty, euduranco nnd long'
evity. They would work hnrd or drlvo nll
dny and klek up thc moinent they wero out of
barnet gnmey, notwlthstnndlng the hnrd
ot usage. Somo of theni dcvelopcd n tcndeu
ey to grow hollowbacked Iu old ngo to nn ox-
tent that amounted to dcfonnlty when very
aged. 1 do not remember this defeet tooxist
except in ensoof tho stock of one noted brood
ing mare, howover, nnd lt might not hnv.i
been Inberent in tho orlglnal stock. Xo on
clouro would bolil lliein nnd iieurly ull of
tbem would Jump nny fann feuee. l'abulom
tnles uro told of tho Jumplng feats of l.lttli
IJon, a gelding of this stock, who is said to
havo elenred a bnr rall olght fect from llu
ground, whero bo had n good runwav on
sllghtly deseendhig ground. The faet of Ihelr
Jumplng proellvltlos, (they seemed in gener
ul to prefer juniping to stamllng stlll) polnti
townrd Ihigllsb huiitlng stock as tho orlgln of
(irey Kagl.e. Wlth regard to tho "Muzzev
boys" nnd tho "Jluzzey mare" so.cnlled, both
nieii and maro wero of entlrely ditl'erent nm.
lllos of thoso I havo doserlbed. Sofarusl enn
learn, the "Muzzi'y maro" was owned by the
"Muzzey bovh" in Welr, X. II., froni 1S) nud
lnter. I nm inlorined tlmt tho "Muzzey lnaro'
(who ulso took her nnmo Irom ber owner)
wns an entlrely ditlcrcnt typo from the stock
of tho "Muzzey Ilorso." but whnt sho wns I
cuunot say.
Any further Infoniuition I can get I wlll
conimunleato. Slnco I commcnccd wrlting 1
havo seen ono man from whom I hoped to get
nilditionul tnets, but iiothing not already
stnted was learned, but ho gavo corroboratlve
testimony. Of four other men not yet seen
threo nro qulto unllkely to havo nny posltlvo
knowleilge. I havo not spent verj' limch tlmo
in tho rosearch porhnps ono.bulf dny ; but
by catchlug men us they pussed my oltlce, or
on tho street, I buvo been nblo to ueeom
pllsh Iu tho luvcstigation whnt would liavo
requlrcd at lenst two days nml llfly miles
drlvu to socuro iflt had been nocossary to seo
tho parties nt homo. Havo seen men who
Uvod (at tho tlmo tho horso was horo) iu llvo
ndjolnlng towns, nnd tliink I havo prctty
nenrly nccompllshoil whnt can bo done. You
may havo somo tnico ot Grey Kaglo in some
pedlgrcos ln your posesslon botwccn 1800
und 1820. If so you cun trnco ono sido.
Yours very truly,
C. Wiijieh.
"niero is a famlliar pocm, rcelting tho
tragic fate of a grasshoppcr attackcd by
a turkey, whlch runs thus :
"A gmsshopper sut on n uwect potuto vlno,
Sweot potnto vlno. swe'et potato vluc,
A blg wild turkey camo running up bchlnd
And yankcd tlio poor grasshopper
Oir tlio swoct potato vlno, sweet potato
This little classlc is quotcd by Profes
sor Skeat iu his great ctymological dic
tlonary to lllustratc tho derlvatlon of thc
word Yankee. Thls he traces to the verb
"to yank," l. e., to jerk. Yankce, tliere
fore, mcanlng qulck-moving, and hence,
spry, Brnart, active. The earao verb in
Dutch and Gcrtnan is "jageu."
Sccp Ontcrcst.
OIATION. lt. K. Delono, Leicester Junc, Vt., to Dnvld
Gulnon, Sudbury, Vt., 11 owes.
Jacob MoVny to llnnoy llros., 1 ram; to 11a.
korChalfln, 1 rnm; to 8. Ij.Wlthcrs & llro., 1
ram; to Oranvll Stout, 1 rnm; to Wllllnm
Clurk, 1 rnm; to Julo Itusscll, 1 rnm; to.Iohn
II. Moler, 1 rnm.
.I.A. Wrlgbt, Mlddlcburj', A't.i to.I.A. Cnle,
I.ore Clty, O., 1 mm, from flock of C. A. l,nn.
.1. A. Footo, Mlddlcburj', Vt., to Spcar &
Hlchards, Vt., 1 ram.
G. K. Tnrble, Ilnrtlnnd Four Corners, Vt., to
W. W. llurk, Hartland Four Corners, Vt., 1
C. C. Stlekncj', Whcolor, X. Y.,to Kdgarltath.
away, Wheelcr. X. Y., lfl ewes.
t!. G. Fnmsworth, llrooksvllle, Vt., to I.orcu
Illcbnrds, Vt.,20 rnms; to I.eonardSturdovant,
Weybridge, Vt., 1 ram; to C. Sturdcvant &
Son, Vt., 1 ram; to W. C. Sturdevnnt, Vt.,3
K. I,. Cninpbcll, Comtoek, X. Y., to Sardls
Otis, West (Jrnnvllle, X. Y., 1 mm.
.1. F. liiuiilnll, Cornwall, Vt to X. G. Dnnlels
nnd .1. S. Wllklns, 10 owes, (l from bls own
flock nnd 1 from flock ofM. 11. ltnndall.
K. I.. Ilammond, Hendlng, Vt., to II, F. Wee
don, llrldgewuter, Vt., 1 rnm.
G.J. Hollonbcck, lloostck, X. V., to II. ).
Mcrchnnt, Vt., 1 rnm.
.I.W.lnnls, Wngrnm, 0.,toF. S.HIgbcclewe
from flock ofM. Hlnghum; to Mnthlas Young,
Itcynoldsburg, O., 1 ram; to L. W. Tusterj',
Hcynoldsburg, O., 2 mms; to Joscph Ashton,
Hcj'noldsburg, O.,! ram; toT. C. Ashton, Iley.
noldsburg, O., 1 ram; to.Iames Oldham, llcy.
noblsburgb, ()., 1 ruiii.
li. U. Outlnnd, Znnestleld, O., toGco. Hard
Ing, Kast Llborty, O., 1 rnm; to I). Outlnnd,
.nncstleld, O., 1 rnm.
Jclm Young, to I. Klllott, 3 ewes.
Thos. Smlth, Ilath, Mlch,. to Isaac Chnpinnn,
llatb, Mlelr, 1 rnm.
A. C. I'reblo, West Bridport, Vt.,toF. A.M'.
riek, lhlilport, Vt-, :i rnins, 2 from bls own
flock and 1 from li. II. I'reblo flock.
H Hamlltou, Fnlrhaveii, Vt., to WII Greene,
Falrhaven, Vt., 1 owe; to F. K. Hicks, Grnn.
vllle, .V. Y., 111 owes
II. T. Mott, brandon, Vt., to G. A. nnd S. K.
Segnr, Ilrnndon, Vt., 4 cwcs, 1 froni his owil
flock nnd 3 from T. Stlekney's llock,
John Jnmes, Kaglo llridge, X. Y., to Clark
J.awbor, White Creek, 1 rnm.
We print below a lettcr written by
Ilon. Columbus Dclano of Mt. Vernon,
O., presldentof thcXatlonal Wool-Grow-crs'
association, to a speelal agent of the
trcasury department. It ajipcar.s in the
Xationul Slockmnn :
"Laki'.iiomi:, Mt, Vr.nsw, 0.,
Oetober 2(1, 18S5.
.ViV: lly your lettcr of the lSth inst. I
learn that as a spceial agent of the trcas
ury department you havc been directed
by thc sccretaiy "to obtain a eareful and
accuratc aualysis of the history of Ihe
several ratcs of duty on wool, slnco 18(10,
and of tho worklng of the eomplicatcd
ratcs on wool that are now in force.''
You say also, that you addres mc in
ordcr to obtain inforniation on this sub
ject at the stiggostion of Seuator Sherinan
of this State. I incloso with this note a
printcdcopyof a statenient wliieb I made
before tho ways and means conimlttec of
the Housc of Itcprescntatives, February
20, 1881. I'nder tlio caption, "I'rotective
Duties on Wool,'' you wlll lind a hUtory
of thc several tarill's or duties on wool
from the eommcnccment of our national
governiuent to the date of my statenient.
Thi wlll answcr thc llrst part of your
Inquiry, as well as I am ablc to answcr.
This "History of the Several Hates of
Duty on Wool'' was made from the re
cords of legUlation on tho subject, and it
is eorreet, as I believc. You wili llnd iu
this statenient somc information of valuc
in regard to thc comlltiou of sheep lniS'
bandry and wool-growing iu thc Fnitcd
States prior to and at thc tlatc of thc
wool and woolen tarlll'of the2d of Mareh,
1807, and if you carcfully imrsuc the
subject you wlll obscrve how this lndus-
try iirospcivd and lncreased undcr thc
itillucncc of this aet, and how it has been
injnred In its prospcrity by thc aet of
Marcli It, lSSIt.
In regard to the ilnal elau'c of your
Inipiiry, whlch refers to the "worklng of
the complicntcd ratcs on wool that are
now ln force," I havc this to say:
tliink as a rule spccilie duties arc jirefer-
ablo to itd-valorem, and I am clcarlyof thc
opinion tliat spccilie duties arc advUable
on wool, provided tlicy arc adcipiatc iu
amouiit, and arc cxprcssed iu clear and
uncijulvocal tcnns. Hut this leads nio
to say tliat thc classilicatlon of wools Is
an absolutc ncccsity iu any tarilV aet for
thclr iiroteetion, and I am surc that no
bcttcr classilicatlon has been or is likclv
to bc made tban that which was adoptcd
Iu thc aet of 1S07, and whicli was prc
servcd In tho actof 18S:t. The varietlcs
and gradcs produced and consnnied by
our peojilo were happily and aeeurately
descrlbed and cmbraccd in this aet. If
any futuro legislature is liad touchlng
wools, it is hnportant tliat thls classitlea
tlon bc not molcstcd.
lt is eciually iuiportant tliat thc duties
iuiposcd by thc aet of 1S07, or a full cqui
vvlent therefor, bc rcstorcd ; but this can
bc done by dropping all ad-rolorcm and
by increasing specillo duties to equal
what is dropped. Such a coursc wlll
rcnder evasions and frauds lcss casy, and
thus facilitate an honcst and fair compli
auco wlth law by Importcrs. Nolhing
short ofa substantial restoration of the act
p1807 will nieet the just dcmand of a
great industry, which iu 18S,'i produced
320,000,000 pounds of wool, worth in tho
castcrn niarket, 811,000,000; but whlch
uuder the influenco of tho act of 188JI is
not worth over 800,000,000, thus castlng
upon wool-growcrs an annual loss of
I havc ono moro word to add. Our
carpct wools havo never been adequatcly
protectcd, and thls Important fact I wlsh
to cinphaslzo ; for thero ls nothhnr but
folhj iu an ccononilc pollcy tliat drivcs
out of thls country thc production of
carpct wools, whcn wo havc such vast
regions whlch naturo scems to havc pro
vided for thcir espcclal production.
Iam very rcspcctfully,
C. Hklano,
I'rcs. Nafl AV. G. Ass'n.
Wm. H. Wii.ua.ms,
Speelal Ag't U. S. T., Clnclnnatl, O."
Thc followlng ls from tiic report of
Coinmlssloncr of Agrieulturc Colcman :
"An act of Congrcss of Aprll 1, 1880,
authorlzcd thc commissloncr of agrieul
turc to attcud tho Intcrnatlonal Shcen
and Wool show to bo hcld in l'hlladel)hla
in Scptcmber of that ycar, and to niakc a
report thereon. At tliat cxhlbltion there
wcre collectcd samplcs ot wool from the
dlll'crent breeds of sheep cxhlbited, and
thclr exatnlnation undcrtakcn with a
vlew to thclr eareful mcasuremcnt for
ilnencss of llber, tensllc strength, ctc.
As thls cxamination progressed, it be-
eamc apparcnt that most valuable Infor
mation, both froni thc producer and
eonsunicr, would rcsult. The samplcs
were largely augmented by contributlons
from cvery wool-producing scctiou, and
a eareful, patlent, and claborate systcm
of tcsts and cxaininations was cntcred
upon to show tho varviiur tcnsile
strength, ductllity, andelasticity of wools
from dillcrent breeds of sheep, and from
the same breeds undcr difl'crcnt condi
tions of feedlng, climatc and manage
mcnt. The report upon this luvcstigation
has long been reaily for thc prinler, thc
illutrations to aecompanv it liaviiijr beeu
prcpared and paid for. Thc work is a
seirntifle indorsemcnt of the value of
Americau wool. It shows clearly that
wool can bc produced in thc Unltcd
States equal to that of any country in the
world, and embraees Inforniation which
it. has cost many thousands of dollars to
procurc and tabulate. The great wool
Industry is cntitlcd to the information
whlch lt was the evident dcsiRn of Con-
gres it should havc. and I would repeet-
lully urge the importanee of the iiniiie.
dlatc printing of tho report for thebenelit
of all conecrued."
Our I'arls correspondent says that it
is assertcd tliat the number of sheep is
dimlnisliing in Europe. This is attribut
ed to morc land belng brought into arablo
cultivatlon, and cropped with roots and
forage plants. Hut the total amount of
meat and wool does not appearto havo
deereased. The obscrvations apply es-
locially to Francc sinee thirty years.
Tlierc has been augmented conuniptioti,
but then also the jioptilation has inerca
ed. They arc those regions which
cxport sheep wherc thc falling ofT is
greatest. Thc oxperiineuts now takiug
placc in thc Jardin'Aeclimation of l'aris,
may iu time remedy tliis decadenee.
Slnce 20 years the Chinesc sheep havc
been introduccd; they lamb twice a ycar;
produce from four to six at a birtli, and
all hcalthy. It is now intended to prc
scnt some of this brecd to the e.xperinien
tal farms, to cross witli the Merinos, as
thc climatc of Krance has in no way
all'ected thc spceial property of the
Cliiiicso race of sheep fecundity. .ViWi-
ujan j-armrr.
Should bo kept constantly at hand, for
uso Iu cuicrgencics of tho houschold.
Many a mothcr, startlcd in tho nlgbti by
tho omiuous souuds of Croup, finds 'tho
little sufferer, with red nml swollcn facc,
gasplng for alr. In such cases Aycr's
Chcrry Tectoral islnvaluablc. Mrs.Emma
Geduey, 150 West 123 tt., New York,
writes: "Whilo in tho country, last
winlcr, my little boy, threo years old, was
takcn ill with Croup; lt sccmcd as if ho
would dio from strangulation. Aycr's
Chcrry l'cctoral was trlcd in small and
frcmicnt doses, and, in lcss tban lialf an
hour, tho llttlo paticnt was breathlng
caslly. Tho doctor sald that tho l'cctoral
Bavcd my dnrling's llfc." Mrs. Chas. B.
Landon, Guilford, Conu., wrltcs: "Aycr's
Cherry Pcctoral
Saved My ELife,
nnd nlso tho llfo of my llttlo son. As ho
is troublcd wlth Croup, I daro not bo
wlthout thls remedy ln tho housc." Mrs.
J. Grcgg, Lowell, Mass., writes: "My
children havo rcpeatedly takcn Aycr's
Chcrry Tectoral for Coughs and Croup.
It glvcs Innuedlato rellcf, followed by
curc." Mrs. Mary E. Evans, Scranton,
Ta., writes : "I havo two little boys, both
of whom havc bccn, from Infancy, subject
to vlolent attacks of Croup. About slx
months ago wo bcgan using Aycr's Cherry
Tcctoral, and lt acts like a ctiarni. In a
few mlnutes after tho chlld takcs tt, ho
brcathes easlly and rests well. Evcry
mothcr ouglit to know what a blcssing I
havo found In Ayer's Chcrry l'cctoral."
Mrs. Wm. C. Rcld, Frcchold.N. J., writes :
11 In our family, Aycr's modlclncs have
been blesslngs for many years. In cascs
of Colds and Coughs, we tako
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
aad the Inconvenlence Is soon forgotten." ,
Dr. J, 0. Ayer & Co., lowell, Kaic.
Sold by all DrugglsU.
or homtlT udy can mako moneyeelllnr "Treas
nry of Thoncht (Molher, Home, Heaven), Jus
pabliabed. eomDeUtlon: nood nt to DArnt
workerj. Addrew qulciiy, MABT IN QAB.
Absolutely Pure.
all slzca of whlch wo kccp ln olock. AUo varl.
ous other mnkes of the best kinda. I.fkowiia a
full aBsortnicnt of tho le.iding
KDon'tfnlltoeceour stock beforo piirclmilng,
ns wc havo the largcst botwecn ItutlnrKl and
promptly executcd ln a workmanllke manner.
Middlebury, Vt., Aug. !T,
J. B. SB0U8
ln creat varlctv of stvlcs and nt vnrlous nricca
to suit ihc wnuta of nll in noed of clothing, and
wlll tell it at
Prices a IjOav
as the samo goods can be had for anywherc.
Call, in6pcctbls (?ood and Balisfy vourtclvcs
that tbc aoovo sutcmcnts are facts. 11 Is atock is
andcontaln moro bargatns. Tho uovelUes in
Hats and Caps,
Having a Qnoaesortmcntol tho most fashlon.
Drcss Suits, Business Suits;
and Men's wcar gencrally, he will cu I them iiv
tho latcst etylcs and m.iko them up In a eub
etantlalniaunerandat BOTTOM 1'KICES.
FAMTPIl I-adics or gentlcmcn tn city
lniHlll tUi or country to reccivo llcht.
U siniple, casy work at home. all tho year
1 rouud ; work scnt by mnll ; dlslanco no ob
Jectlon; sahiry Irom $2 to J5aday; no canvas
slns; no stanip requlrcd ior rcplv.
60-1 Box 1891, 1'ortland, Maine.
nnikui or
SjailuyluB olastfc
s Ido KCCtlOIlR
uiluiiU ltselfl
to tho varlous
posltlous of the
btdv ln stooDlncr.
Httlnp t reclln-
uig. ii urronu
Rrent n lief i
coinfort to Uie
niany Avho flnd
ordluary Corscts
opnre.sblve. The
iu:u j or oontng
uro uuetiuiiieu lorn
durablUtyi; com-J
fortablo surDortB
!Ask for it
& aro aDsoiuieij
-. f The mtit DvrabU, fbmforlalU, and
UtdUIfu.l Contt evcr tolifor iti price. j
Every nalr wnrranlnl to
gtve atlfrtion or moneyrctwrnad.
Tiro elzM tatie for Famlly Dtuie.
FIto aizea for Ftctory mt, Perfecl
tocx and the beat work. Strong,
nlmple, f fBcient, conTenient and doi
aLlo. They costlnne to h
Send for full Descrtptive Circulars to
sn VERY FINK .lRn;p.v uvirrno hn
monlht to threo years old.
rnm, mm
, , JOUS HOU8TON. Bread Lcaf, Vt.
NOT. 7, 18SJ. ;u

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