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MORRISVILLE and HYDE PARK, Thursday. February 1892.'& SILENCE IN HEAVEN. IT LASTED BUT THE SPACE OF THIRTY MINUTES. Dr. Taliuage Preaches from tbe Beauti ful Text in Revelation That Tells of the Only Intermission Ever Known In Paradise The Sermon in Full. household with death unless she gave them some food, and she took them aside and showed them that it was her own child that she was cooking for the ghastly repast. Six hundred priests were destroyed on Mount Zion because the temple being gone there was nothing for them to do. Six thousand ieople in one cloister were consumed. There were one million one hundred thousand dead, accord ing to Josephus. Grotius thinks that this wits the cause of silence in heaverj rtr trr Vi ) 1 f on linnr I 1 ' . J . V . . . If Mr. Lord w lence was to become a Christian then and there; the half hour when I decided to be come a preacher of the Gospel ; the half hour when I realized that my son was dead ; the half hour when I stood on the top of my house in Ox ford street and saw our church burn ; the half hour in which I entered Jerusalem ; the half hour in which I ascended Mount Calvary; the hour in which I stood on Ms the half hour in whicl; vtflOCr here in this place1 where they never sin, where they never suffer, where they nev2Ji2Ji4""'I! Our time s are al must tret Brooklyn, Jan. 31. Dr. has of late been preaching of Scripture that seem to ha neglected, and here is a sermon lieautiful text which probably w never before selected for a discourse. Revelation viii, 1, "There was silence iu heaven about the space of half an hour. The busiest place in the universe is heaven. It is the center from which all eood influences start; it is the goal at which all good results arrive. The Bible represents it as active with wheels and wings and orchestras and processions mounted or charioted. But my text describes a space when the wheels ceased to roll, and the trumpets to sound, and the voices to chant. The riders on the white horses reined in their chargers. The doxologies were hushed and the pro cessions halted. The hand of arrest was put upon all the splendors. "Stop, heaven I" cried an omnipotent voice, and it stopped. For thirty minutes everything celestial stood still. "There was silence in heaven for half an hour." heaven's only intermission. From all we can learn it is the only time heaven ever stopped. It. does not stop as other cities, for the night, for there is no night there. It does not stop for a plague, for the inhab itant never savs. "I am sick." It does not stop for bankruptcies, for its in habitants never fail. It does not stop for impassable streets, for there are no fallen snows nor sweeping fresh eta What, then, stopped it for thirty minutes? Grotius and Professor Stu art think that it was at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem. Mr. Lord thinks it was in the year 311, between the close of the Diocletian persecution and the beginning of the wars by which Lonstantine gamed the throne. But that Was all a guess, though a learned and brilliant guess. 1 do not know when it was and I do not care when it was, but of the fact that such an interregnum of sound took place I am certain. "There was silence in heaven for half an hour." And. first of all, we may learn that God and all heaven honored silence. Tbe lougent and widest dominion that ever existed is that over which still ness was queen. For an eternity there bad not been a sound. World making was a later day occupation. For un imaginable ages it was a mute uni verse. God was the only being, and as there was no one to speak to there was no utterance. But that silence has been all broken up into worlds, and it has become a noisy universe. Worlds in upheaveL worlds in con gelation, world in conflagration, worlds in revolution. diiia- & 3"5"l'"KJ'rt- If geologists are right (and I be lieve they are) there has not been a moment of silence since this world began its travels, and the crashings, and the splittings, and the uproar, and the hubbub are ever in progress. But when among the Bupernals a voice ened, "Hush I" and for half an hour heaven was still, silence was booored. The full power of silence many of us have yet to learn. We are told that when Christ was ar raigned "He answered not a word." That silence was louder than any thunder that ever shook the world. Oftrimes, when we are assailed and misrepresented, the mightiest thing to ay is to say nothing, and the mightiest thing to do is to do nothing. Those people who are al ways rushing into print to get them eelvesNet right accomplish nothing but their own chagrin. Silence! Do right and leave the results with God. Among the grandest lessons the world has ever learned are the les eou of patience taught by those who endured uncomplainingly personal or domestic or social or political in-juxtic-e. Stronger than any bitter or sarcastic or revengeful answer was the patient silence. The famous Dr. Morrison, of Chel sea, accomplished as much by his silent patience as by his pen and tongue. He had asthma that for twenty five years brought him out of bis couch at two o'clock each morning. His four sons and daughters dead. The remaining child by sunstroke made insane. The afflicted man said, "At this moment there is not au inch of my body that is not filled with agony." Yet he was cheerful, triumphant, silent. Those who were in his presence said they felt as though they were in the gates of heaven. Oh. the power of patient silence I Eschylus, the immortal poet, was condemned to death for writing something that offended the people. All the pleas in his behalf were of no avail until his brother uncovered the arm of the prisoner and Bhowed that bis hand had been shot off at JSulamis. That silent plea liberated fehn. The loudest thing on earth is y lence if it be of the right kind and a the right time. There was a quaint 4l fapnn, spelled in the old style, and once sung in tbe (churches : The race is not forever tfot By him who fa-stest runs. Nor the Battel by those peopell Tbat shoot with the longest guns. My frieodn. the tossing Sea of Gali h seemed nt(4 to offend Christ by dr amount of noute it made, for . he said, 'iitf ciil!" Heaven has been crowning king and queens unto God for many centuries, yet heaven never stopted a moment for any such xfurrence. but it stopped thirty . minutes for the coronation oi Silence. "T ifiv was silence in heaven for to;.i. au Iimir." THEY '.RK BLSY IN IIEAVEN. Learn also from my text that heaven must tie an eventful and ac tive place, from the fact that it could afford only thirty minutes of recess. There have Uh'U events on earth and in heaven that seemed to demand a whole'il.iy lit- a whole week or a whole year foi celestial consideration. If Grotius was right and this silence oc curred at the time of tbe destructia of Jerusalem, that scene was so coney and so prolonged that the inh;nd the of heaven could not have dknien's tire t : !M !i:iny weeks. A& when Us fluent of the two ftnown i J ru ilciii Antonio and Hij -hiul iui going on for a long while, n Roman Koldier mounted on tbe shoulders ot auother soldier hurled into the window of the temple a fire brand and the temple was all aflame, and after covering many sacrifices to the holiness of God. the building it self lecame a sju;rifice to the rage of man. Tbe hunger of the people in that city during the besiegement was so great that as some outlaws were passing a doorway and inhaled the odors of food they burst open the door, threatening the mother of the pensions hout at pnyears? No! minutes ; ITPJ" tact is that the celestial programme is so crowded with spectacle that it can afford only one recess in all eternity, and that for a short space. While there are great choruses in which all heaven can join, each soul there has a story of divine mercy peculiar to itself, and it must be a solo. How can heaven get through with all its reci tatives, with all its cantos, with all its grand marches, with all its vic tories? Eternity is too short to utter all the praise. In my text heaven spared thirty minutes, but it will never again spare one minute. In worship in earthly churches, when there are many to take part, we have to counsel brev ity, but how will heaven get on rap idly enough to let one hundred and forty-four thousand get through each with his own story, and then the one hundred and forty-four mil lion, and then the one hundred and forty-four billion, and then the one hundred and forty -four trillion. TRIUMPHS TO BE COMMEMORATED. Not only are all the triumphs of the past to be commemorated, but all the triumphs to come. Not only what we now know of God, but what we will know of him after everlast ing study of the Deitic. If my text had said there was silence in heaven for thirty days I would not have been startled at the announcement, but it indicates thirty minutes. Why, there will be so many friends to hunt up; so many of the greatly good and useful that we will want to see ; so many of the inscrutable things of earth we will need explained; so many exciting earthly experiences we will want to talk over, and all the other spirits and all tbe ages will want the same, that there will be no more opportunity for cessation. How busy we wall be kept in b; is sh s are al mosV niist get bayr Vlf hour of "A fe. for in yovj I endure ipr fcjnnance ho" -nce is i -the UJ V"1 cu" kaw. ti w" XJlovv. WJT Veu hat vou i V 3 f I ePw hi fmaiiHST" w V- haLl t pointed out to us the here ros- tct till appreciated- the yellow fever a.. cholera dwtors who died, not thr 1 from their posts; the female nurses who faced pestilence in the lazarettos ; the railroad engineers who staid at their places in order to save the train though they themselves perished. Hubert Goffin, the master miner, who, landing from the bucket at the bottom of the mine just as he heard the waters rush in and when one jerk at the rope would have lifted him m to safety, put a blind miner who wanted to go to his sick child in the bucket and jerked the rope for him to be pulled up, crying, "Tell them the water has burst in and we are )robably lost ; but we will seek ref age at the other end of the right gal lery," and then giving the command to the other miners till they digged themselves so near out that the peo ple from the outside could come to their rescue. The multitudes of men and women who got no crown on earth we will want to see when they get their crown vn heaven. 1 tell you heaven will have no more half hours to spore. Besides that, heaven is full of chil dren. They are in the vast majority. No child on earth that amounts to anything can be kept quiet half an hour, and how are you going to keep five hundred million of them quiet half an hour. You know heaven is nuch more of a place than it was when that recess of thirty minutes occurred. Its population has Quad rupled, sextupled, centupled. Heaven has more on hand, more of rapture, more of knowledge, more of inter communication, more of worship. lhere is not so much difference be tween Brooklyn seventy-five years rgo, when there were a few houses down on the East river and the vil lage reached up only to Sands street. as compared with what this great city is now yea, not so much difference .between New York when Canal street was far up town and now when Canal street is far down town, than is a difference between what was when my text was wr what heaven is now. The most ing place we have ever been stupid compared with that, and if we now have no time to spare we will then have no eternity to spare. Si lence in heaven only half an hour! HALF HOURS TO BE REMEMBERED. My subject also impresses me with the immortality of a half hour. That half hour mentioned in my text is more widely known than any other penod in the calendar of heaven, None of tbe whole hours of heaven are measured off, none of the years, none of the centuries. Of the mil lions of ages past and the millions of ages to come, not one is especially measured off in the Bible. The half hour of my text is made immortal. i ne only part ot eternity that was ever measured by earthly timepiece was measured by the minute hand of my text. Oh, the half hours! They decide everything. I am not asking what you will do with the years or months or days of your life, but what of the half hours? Tell me the history of your half hours and I will tell you the story of your whole hf e on earth and the story of your whole life in eternity. The right or wrong things you can think in thirty minutes, the right or wrong things you can say in thirty minutes, the right or wrong things you can do in thirty minutes are glorious or baleful, inspiring or desperate. Look out for the frag ments of time. They are pieces of eternity. It was the half hours between shoe ing horses that made Elihu Burritt the learned blacksmith, the half hours between professional calls as a physician that made Abercrombie the Christian philosopher, the half hours between his duties as a schoolmaster that made Salmon P. Chase chief jus- efl-SviJji' hnir hours between shoe de Hliy Wilson vice ie Vu itd States, the thl boats that ofTi .wK;it.Tir query twentieth c what you will do what will you do witl hour? Upon that "Or tiny. And during th. will receive the Gospi complete surrender, and others of 3-01 will make fatal rejection of the full and free and urgent and impassioned offer of life eternal. Oh, that the next half hour might be the most glorious thirty minutes of your earthly existence. Far back in history a great geographer stood with a sailor looking at a globe that represented our planet, and he pointed to a place on the globe where he thought there was an undiscov ered continent. The undiscovered continent was America. The geog rapher who pointed where he thought there was a new world was Martin Behaim, and the sailor to whom he showed it was Columbus. Tli is last was not satisfied till he had picked that gem out of the sea and set it in the crown of the world's geography. Oh, ye, who have been sailing up .nd down the rough seas of sorrow and sin, let me point out to you an other continent, yea, another world, that you may yourselves find a rap turous world, and that is the world a half hour of which we now study. Oh, set sail for it ! Here is the ship and here are the compasses. In other words, make this half hour, begin ning at twenty minutes of twelve by my watch, the grandest half hour of your life and become a Christian. Pray for a regenerated spirit. Louis XIV, while walking in the garden at Versailles, met Mansard, the great architect, and the architect took off hi3 hat before the king. "Put on your hat," said the king, "for the evening is damp and cold." And Mansard, the architect, the rtfsf 1 hiif the evenilkept on his hat. Jfihe beed es and n?Viuises standirisrfat ter Jhy e-a'AtorsSthe kinsce, who V their us that the.- Mansaflns school king saicHe in can make of tins 111 marqms, but God only t'evernl col Mansard." And I say t'flcates hearei-s, God only by his cc:ns ' and converting grace can .Ijce a Christian, but he is ready this very half hour to accomplish it. A STUDY OF HEAVEN. Again, my text suggests a way of studying heaven so that we can bet ter understand it. The word "eterni ty" that we handle so much is an immeasurable word. Knowing that we could not understand that word, the Bible uses it only once. Wo say, "Forever and ever." But how long is ' 'Forever and ever ?" I am glad that my text puts under our eye heaven for thirty minutes. As when you would see a great picture, you put a 6heet of paper into a scroll and look through it, or join your forefinger to your thumb and look through the circle between, and the picture be comes more intense, so thia master piece of heaven by St. John is more impressive when we take only thirty minutes of it at a time. Now we have something that we can come nearer to grasping and it is a quiet heaven. When we discuss about the multitudes of heaven, it must be almost a nervous shock to those who have all their lives been crowded by many people and who want a quiet heaven. For the last thirty-five years I have been much of the time in crowds and under public scrutiny and amid excitements, and I have sometimes thought for a few weeks after I reach heaven I would like to go down in some quiet part of the realm, with a few friends, and for a little while try comparative solitude. Then there are those whose" ing is so delicate, that they satisfaction when you cri crash of the eternal or' saying, a N. Y k of Th what of my poor head?" Yes, this half hour of m still experience. "There in heaven for half an h will find the inhabitants a1 Enter the King's palace anc a Klimpse, for we have minutes for all heaven. Jesus?" "Yes." Just under along his forehead is the mark of wound made by a bunch of twisted brambles, and his foot on the throng has on the round 01 his instep another mark of a wound made by a spike, and a scar on the palm of the right hand and a scar on the palm of the left hand. But, what a counte nance I What a smile f What a gran deur I What a loveliness t What an overwhelming look of kindness and grace! Why, he looks as if he had redeemed a world ! But come on, for our time is short. Do you see that row of palaces? That is the Apos tolic row. Do you see that long reach of architectural glories? That is Martyr row. Do you see that im mense structure? That is the biggest house in heaven; that is "the House of Many Mansions. " Do you see that wall? Shade your eyes against its burning splendor, for that is the wall of heaven, jasper at the bottom and amethyst at the top. See this river rolling through the heart of the great metropolis? That is the river concerning which those who once lived on the banks of the Hudson, or the Alabama, or the Rhine, or the Shannon, say, "We never saw the like of this for claritv and sheen." That is the chief river of heaven so bright, so wide, st. ueep. Lsut you asK, "Where are.h asylums for the old?" I an The inhabitants are all "Where are the hospit' lame r "1 hey LjNall asn are the innru deaf?" "The "Where are th loni longer the' an towennii the Come ba work is do your burdcnA1 ifri.nUe vour battles. Weep fi little your griefs. And then take heaven, not in its dullest half hour, but in its mightiest pomp, and instead of tak ing it for thirty minutes, take it world without end. YOUR FIRST HALF HOUR. But how will you spend the first half hour of your heavenly citizen ship after you have gone in to stay? After your prostration before the throne in worship of him who made it possible for you to get there at all, I think the rest of your first half hour in heaven will be passed in re ceiving your reward if you have been faithful. I have a strangely beauti ful book containing the pictures of the medals struck by the English government in honor of great bat tles; these medals pinned over the heart of the returned heroes of the army on great occasions, the royal fa-lv present of-JiftCas lpf 0 medal, thimh JCTifyn, osred 93, died nt his horn? ' mdffpwavfj Wodnpsdny morning;, Jan. 27, w"awJ?t' f ie gnp.-"-osei.yn w.-is lor many in e Ieading-eiti7. n of his town, ami in solid his town in t!i Legislature for fW trs. The Assets of the iOiiE rust So passed the VOU V THrtiiS there will be elected a pres '..,st. and second viee-pii'sidents and all . Ui.nabers tor each of the five district Ceivf appeals to serve for the ensuing nf tol. Hooker has accented the sacked tl escaped. Gus Lynch tcctives Nkt- ' rmr min on1 -4 1 1 1 Zi i ST w,1 W,1S taken in and fee' OVer theti Towns Hotel, Bellows Fullx-chaT,'-ffr'yT taking the cook's watch. Pal as OTer-hanled at Keene. X. H.. thp was ,- recovered and the boy taken to Belli' Fulls for trial. - tfop, Captain Justus H. Dix, of Wilmingt'tor now 91 years of age, is a remnrknbi.v---ovej preserved man. He still reads :'i,q0j' spectacles and is able to walk iv- oeren street quite often and doe., the eho sin and the house daily. adge that vatrson fost, 4o, (1. A. II., Av-.ii.t1i 98 started a museum of war ref" . ? , 'ich is found a cannon ball th.-i-3 It in the pi Ticonderoga 75 years a3?s saintly, niio-.t" have been fired from " aUtiiri'-Old Ti.", F. TV. Jackson, of Barcf'101" 7"" Ited in her millinery roe,hey ,die: from a stove. . V.-om afar Al she eoon rcey ' Something of a Weapon. Police Captain Cox exhibits a mur derous weapon in the city jail, the like of which has never been 6een in this city. It is a folding sword that can be used either as a club or a sword, and when opened is about two feet and a half in length. Its blade made of heavy steel, tapers to a point at the end, and both edges are sharpened. ihe weapon is heavy enough to take off a head at a single lilow. It can be opened in an instant by press ing a small spring at the end of the hilt, which lets a heavier spring throw out the blade. Captain Cox says the weapon is an historical relic, having been found on the field of the Custer massacre, but tradition and Jailor Hudson say that it was once the property of Turkish brigands. Portland Oregonian. Modern Interest in Pirates. Such feeble barest as now at taches to whatVace the formid able sesth heai n?s fl f r e l yuius oi linden. s is not even ic. No im- s piracy as s is resur- usical bur he is al diole buc- .discovers antry of been fplun- its re- re V 17- li, 1 ITT IC1 1 9 4 rv 4 V 3 L V V, 3 v a X 2 t the first time in its history The 31st day of December. Its Assets on the 1st day of January, Every dolla of which Oy decay being Uugeiy . Iuftljl-U of gelatin and other animal matter, so that these appendages are apt to be found absent when the fossil bones of beasts which had them are found. Inter view in Washington Star. cached $303,810.20, Jlelping One Another. Says a bright New York woman-. "Woman has been called the weaker vessel, the clinging vine, through all the ages. Now every one's weakness and strength is in streaks. Let the strong compliment the weak in this marriage bond. If the wife hasn't enough strength of mind to get past a bargain counter, let the husband guard the exchequer. If the man is extravagant, let the woman keep the purse. Some men never can save money until they ooarried." Deposits made on or before the! 31st will draw interest from the! 1st. poor?" res." "They prayer or day for helping othei-s oY' to business, and the half hour after you return from business; that makes the difference between the scholar and the ignoramus, between the Christian and the infidel, be tween the saint and the demon, be tween triumph and catastrophe, be tween heaven and hell. The most remendous things of your life and mine were certain half hours. The half hour when in the parson age of a country minister I resolved !8(.)i. . c.ri'l firm Architect of the universeit tr over the threshold of which sorrOT never steps, and out of whose win dows faces, once pale with earthly rickness, now look rubicund with im mortal health. "Oh, let mo go in and see them !" you say. No, you cannot go in. There are those there who would never consent to let you come up. You ay, "Let me stay hasj- . 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Eirct lorrisville. jmm l III JW'WJiu ,SS; S-va TheWisssr Of 11 NricismArreeh Is rl& CHEW G0oH EARTH T0RSALE EVERYWHERE- o o r!m.r?n UUUIHilU OOGOO Y CF BGDY a can never bo realized when t!io bow- O els do not art m nnturo iutentis thoyr should. Instead, there in huatlrix-li VjP weicht in tito utomaeh nftcr eutintr. O acidity and belcliinrj up of u ind, Ivf spirits, loss of enerffv, unMXi:.liiity Q condition, but3 Q o . (U J. iL o o will relieve It and (five health nnd liappiuess Xliey are worth 9 trial oooooooooo THE NEW CELERY CULTURE. Tim Whltn I'Iiiiik' I'roloiigH tlio Seaon, llow lo II live elery liy Kliddluof .Inly. The intnxliu titui of Wliita Plume cel ery itiurkM ii new t ijt-1 nf in -nlnrv .'Tii?J;' ... ... v. . j frrowing. Here tofore the pro duction of fairly well blanched stalks was snp poscil to tx? lo pendent on great skill, particular conditions of soil and so much hard work that com paratively few gardeners have nndertaken to grow their own home supply, and then only limited 3$ Si TLAST OF WHITE 1'IXME. 's 7 - Ml to the fall and winter crop. It was tnoiisut quite on aciueve- nient for the amateur to liave good eel erv in Octolier. Tho White Plume gives a chance of bcsinnin with the harvesting of goxl celery by the middle of July, and to grow this product with less than hulf the la bor required for the crop only a few years ago. What fine stalks it is possi ble to grow with ordinary k"1 manage ment may bo inferred from the picture here presented of one of many plants taken up at the end of August and in Sep tember. Its natural size is indicated by the foot rule across the T lant. That such celery almost as.whit-j as snow would be in good demand at any time during that season nobody will dispute. Anybody can grow such celery, says The American Garden, which sets forth the requirements of tho crop as follows: 1. Good plants set early in June. 2. Lav ishness in the application of good com post. 3. A continuous supply of moisture. The northern grower, if he has n green house or hotlKMl available iu early Feb ruary, can raise his own plants. Sow in Hats, prick the young plants out in other flats, a few inches apart each way, or set in open ground; keep the plants well watered, not too warm if nnder glares. and in early .June you will have plants worth setting. If yon don't want to raise the plants you can buy good ones by Juno 1 fort!, roe or four dollars jer thousand. Another way is to bny in April finall uutransplanted seedling plants from a tvlery plant grower farther south nnd set in open ground la rows a foot or less ap:irt and plants two or three inches apart in tho rows. Nitrate of soda scattered over tho beds at the rate of a pound or two to t lie square rod has in onr e.xtK-rience seldom failed to show very marked effects in promoting thrifty growth. Tho earlier in June the plants are set out the better, if early celery is wanted. Open a. deep furrow and till it nearly full with old, well rotted compost or barnyard scrapings and tho like, then put the soil back, and mix soil and ma nure well together in any convenient manner. Alako the rows directly over tho manure fillet! furrows, setting the plants, six inches apart, along a tightly stretched garden line, or in marks made with a marker. Always press tho soil firmly alout the roots. In a dry time water the plants liberally right after setting them, and if jiossilile shade for a few days. Give the same cultivation and general treatment as is required for other garden crops. Early in July the plants should be large enough for hand ling or firming. A Mulnttir Indicator. A correspondent in Hoard's Dairyman offers tlio following plan for a moisture indicator: Take a pino stick thirty-six inches long, one-fourth inch by true-half inch at one end. tapered nicely almost to a point at tho other end. Screw a com- A HOMEMADK INDICATOR. mon bolt nut on the longest end. Soak a small piece of blotting paper in brine and dry thoroughly: wrap it around the sharp point of tho stick and wind a thread around it to hold it on. Hang on a nail at such point on tho wall when the wind will not strike it by a thread tied aronnd the stick at such point that the stick will balance level at the de sired moisture of the room. Take a wire a foot long and bend one-half inch at each end at right angle with the wire, thus , and drive in the wall over the stick to keep it from swinginz too far np or down. This will show very slight variations in moisture of room, tho point rising with dryness and sinking with dampness. EXPERIENCE IN THE fOUuTRY YAR0 lleniHi'k Muli liy m VrfrrMM I'oiiltr I'.ularr ill H I nrtiier- Meet I no At a recent meeting of IVimsy I vimii farmers. Dr. ('.Green, a veteran nltrj raiser., read un es.-ay. -xtriictit from which are here given: Tho temperature of a coop i -i ;'it not to bo lower than l"i degs. in winicr. and ihould most of thu time Im np to (10 (legs. If by neglect vermin has ln-en lierinittod to infect the birds, roost and house, get rid of t lie parasites nt once. The application of sulphur sprinkled npon the fowls while roostia-,' will do Vroy the vermin, so uUu will two or Ihree drops of whale oil on the back ot a fowl kill tlio lice. Coal oil ap plied to the roosts in small quantities will riil the roosts of vermin. Tho nesti must lio occasionally renewed, and straw Is better than hay for nests. Tho drop pings must lie frequently removed and tho floors kept clean with a covering of loam or sand. As hens require carbonate and phos phate of lime for the making of egg shells, this requirement must le met with an unstinted supply of old plaster ing, oyster shells, or, Iwst of all, fresh bones with some of the gristle and meat attached. These materials should lie placed where they can be conveniently picked np by the fowls. Eggs can I increased in sizo and richness by proK-t food. Laying hens require variety l food and get excessively tired of any ou kind. In winter green food, such n turnips, beets, cabbage leaves, etc., ar essential. Corn and wle-ut middlings, corn, oats and scraps from tho house should all tie fed off and on, changing the diet as often as thrice a week. Hens require a great deal of water, but, as they drink only a small quantity at a time, it must le kept in constant supply, fresli and clear. A few fowls in separate jtens are much more prolitaLle and easily kept healthy than when large iiumiiers are couhncd nnder one roof. Tho sooner yon licgin setting the hens in the spring for tho purpose of raising chickens tho lietter. Lato chickens, as a rule, fare badly. I'ullets rarely make good mothers. Three and four-year-old hens are best. When clucking and not needed for mothers, the quickest way to conquer a setting hen is to conline her in a box with only a board to lie tion. Ills; Pumpkin lrmln(. Tho pumpkins shown in the cut ore mammoth affairs, grown on the Pclhain rami, in Ulster county. N. Y. From an tcre to an acre and a half of pumpkins are grown ench year. These are planted jn 8id with plenty of stable manure nd also some fertilizer in the hill. The hills are twenty feet apart. They are cultivated by horse Btid hand as long s the vines will jiennit. In time of lronght water is brought in barrel and poured around each hill. Tho flower sro pinched on, so that each vine will produce but one big fellow. The largest pumpkins yet grown there weighed 2:W, J1 and 317 jiounds, respi-ctively. Mr. House, tho manager of the I'el hnm farm, is not satisfied with these weight ami proix- to reach 400 Kunds next year. The raising and marketing of this crop shows progress if Hnything ever did, remarks the Uurul New Yorker, to which thanks are due for the mt Tho lesson is that individ- it.7;l C IF Tl n I r Vr mo (J A BONANZA CROP OF rt MI KINS. oality pays. The man who grows pnnin- i-ms bigger than his ncivhlior and let tho tieotile know it will have trade. The man who makes the pumpkins into first class pies and advertise them will have to put in new tables to supply his cus tomers. "Get individuality or get out of the race!" Mr. House says "there I no secret in raising big pumpkins." Of course not. Nature has no secret. Her story is like an "open liook" to those who have the will and tho patience to learn to read it. These big pumpkins are used by ree taurauU to attract a big trade in pump kin pie. Every day, therefore, a dozen or more of these great fellows may tie seen in front of the restaurant These are the best advertisements they can get. During a season one restaurant alone nsed forty-five tons of pumpkins. ROBERT J. LIBB7. FROM A LIVING Ivy Poisoning and Diabetes CURED!! Bidiiefohp, Me., Arc. 0, 191. Messrs. Dana Sarsapakilla Co.. Some six venrs ;t'rc I was ptiisoued bv poison ivy, nnd thmigh I employed a good j Physician, yet it' got iiiio bbs Hmm my dioou, tinii mused smli a burning, i idling Motivation that it seemed us tlxiiiL'ii 1 conlil tear the very lle:sfa ifrotn the boneM all these years 1 have heon trotililel bo that my life has been a living tleMth. Last winter, 1 was taken If B Kg with dialtetN and run 6 I li U down very fast could get no help, until Feb. 4tli, mv attention was called to the wonderful cures DANA'S SAUS A PA- KILL A was performing. I got u bottle. ami could not set; that it helped me in the Tf"FJ! AT ',,ast hut thought I would I I'l'i I rive it a thorough trial. AVhilo taking the fourth bot tle begun in ininrovr. I have ;aken tuirloeii bottles and inn ifer- ie'iiy wen every way. eiunior, begin to tell vou lnv grateful I am for my recovery, and wl.-h S If every one to" know what fi Jl a" a gootl ineUeiiie DANA'S SAKSA- TAK1LLA is. Kespeetfullv, KOliKKT J. LIBIiY. A POST DRIVER. Not what we say but what tte people say soils DANA'S SAP.SAPABSLLA. Dana SarsapariHa Co., Belfast, Maine. i Uerlre Wlilrh Csn He Mails at Horn lllustrateil anil HeHrrlliol. The device here il lust ruled enn be made entirely at home, excepting the weight and hook. A bhck of iron weighing forty or fifty iiounds is re quired. This you can have cast. Its es sential features are a ring to hoist it by and grooves in the sides in which to slide the totmues attached to the tin- rights. To have the dump self acting the hook must be made of the precise pattern shown. Anv blacksmith can re produce it. The hook is pulled down to the weight resting on top of the post ana slipped into its ring. As the weight is hoisted the hook ring will be seen to remain at tho left hand end of the slot, as shown. When it has reached the height at which it is desired to drop the weight, the long tonguo of tho hook trips against a rod or slat ex tended across tho framo for the purpose ana is pulled down. This act lets the weight slide to tho left and tho hook ring to the right in the Riot (see right of picture). I lie weight is thus freed and falls heavily on the post. 1 Inrteen-foot planks nro finnlv braced on tho front ends of stono boat planks. held together by irons and bolts eiuht teet irom tlio ground, so they will not interfere with jxists leing driven. When being drawn from ono field or farm to another tho boat planks are connected l:ffect of Freeslng Da Fruit. A New York fanner writes as follows; "I occasionally see the statement made that the keeping qualities of apples and ear8 will wot lo injured by freezing, provided tho fruit remains niidisttirbed until entirely thawed out. Without any question where these fruits have aevi ilentally frozen they should not be ex posed to light and warmth, or they will rot almost as soon as they will thaw. If left to thaw slowly and gradually by a natural change in the temperature nnd without shaking them by moving them nbout from place to place, they will rome out sound, for they will not decay while in their frozen state. Tbe best thing to do when it is found they have frozen is to throw straw or liar over them, whether they are in bulk or in barrels, and thus delay the thawini and make it as gradual as possible. Dut the question will still remain, lias the freez- ing and thawing injured their keeping qualities? 1 maintain thut it has, and that they will rot sooner than would tbe same quantity of the same kind of ap ples or pears that have remained sound nnd unfrozen np to tho same time. Tha best keeping conditions are to be found where the fruit is not only kept from becoming frozen, but in a uniformly cold temperature with but slight varia tions toward either extreme. " PROLIFIC 1 f:Sf il I1: a i ii i '." .-; :'..T;;v--; WILL MAKE HENS LAY Mixed with the mortUiiK teivl prevents t'aa Katinn nmi t rather 1'ickina. nin es ltuup mid 7ira. A Himill sutii exM'rnlel fir it -will return nmnv lllllt1, tlin ffist In 1 1n. it,,.,..!, .... I I (luetlon of KifKB. 8i)ld hv Serilsmen. Feeilnien, nruclsts, uml (icncrnl Denl ers. 1 lb. rk. 2Se. 2'.,' 11. 1'kif. .Wr. fi lb, Pkg. 1.00. 1 lb. 1'kg. tsent bv mail lor 0e. L. B. LORD, Propr., BURLINGTON.VT. R HOMEOPATHIC SPECIFIC No.i ID UMM I-U IMni Th rtnlv sneoasaful ii.w..lv fnl Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness, and Prostration, from orpr-woik or ctliT cnufw. SI jer vial, or 6 vinls and nrite villi powder, lor If t. 8oij By UHeiMiisTH, or wnt p.wtiaM ou receipt of prlcc-HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO , Cor. WiUiua and John St.. K T- A GOOD POST PUIVF.R. in rront and Ih UhhI by hooks made of heavy wire. 1 his prevents their spread ing, two pulleys nro made of donbln thicknesses of ineh board. The gmin of uiese iioanis is placed at right angles me one to tlio other to pit vent splittinir Ono is bung at tho top of the upright, to receive tue rope direct from tho weight hook, mid fho other at the rear cud of tho boat planks on a brace. A horse draws the machine alomr imti-i.ln tl fence row, and tho posts are held in plaeo by tho uprights whilo being driven. Any boy can raise tho weiirht bv imlliiK on tho rope, says Homo and Farm, au thority for tho foreiroinor. A iUsphprry Without Tliurna. A thornlt'ss raKplxuTv has Wn fr- aminwl by Troffs-sor Britton, of Now ioik city, it vns Hont to him by Profossor MillsimuRh, ,f the Wost Virginia Agiiculturiil exDormienr station. It riwb luxuiiantlv in ILm. dolpli county. W. Vu.. and U-ara fruit, but no In-iora. Troferwor Britton in onounctMl tho Imv now to hortieultuiv. and naniitl it Ih.i,,,. Millsiuiugb, after ita dist'ovet -Philadelphia Lodger. K1 rotators. T. Oreiner, in an article on degenera tion of potatoes in Farm nnd Fireside, seems to think that the reason is because we plant too small seed and piece of me eye. Isaac E. SSinire, of Ohio, com menting on the above in the Ohio F armor, says: Tho statement In regard to the one rye pieces being the cause of tho degener ating is based npon theory rather than facts. 1 havo been raising potatoes for the laRt thirty years. 1 commenced with the White Neshanotk and followed with the Long Pinkeye, Jersey lYocu tlow, Early Koso and Burhnnk. 1 planted these till they all run out, 1 have planted whole pot at oca, halves and quarters, until tho last few years, and I find ono eyed pieces do the best, as I tret the most marketable potato and lens Binall ones, but 1 take large jotatiea for seed and of course pet larger seed piec-s. i do not believe in but ono eve with n good sized clump of ixitato, "The Nst way, I think, to improve onr potatoes is to save our seed at digging time, nnd save from tho hills which produce the most and largest, and also the smoothest. Saving seed from tho troinrest and most vigorous hills tend to imnrwva tho yield of potatoes. Wool Wadding for t'nrrtalta. Wool wmlding is somotimi nwsl to fill comfortable, and. though much moro oxiH'iiHivo than tut ton. is vorv durable. Tlio wadding col new in sheeta a yard nnd tliivtM'tirlitlw loinr. nnd two rdutdH urn tiHdl to fill a comfortable. Tho colored wool cofta $2.50 for two tdiec-ts, tho white 1. New York Post. Thomas Stnif liof Hampton, Conn., kills ticks with ninill". He la.va the nhocp on its Hi.le, os'iis the wold ninl Hluikes the KiinlT on thenkin in plneeH three or four in hen nonrt and clon.-a the wool, and in nbout t hreednys tho ticks and nits will nil iM-deitd.