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MORRIS VIIXE and HYDE PARK, Thursday, May 26. 1892. MAJESTY AND MIGHT. THE TREMENDOUS SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORD."SELAH." Br. Tal.iage's Eloquent Discourse E gurlis an Oft Repeated Yet Little Un derstood Old Testament Expression, Practical Lessons for Christians. Brooklyn, May 23. Rev. Dr. Tal Viase today took for the subject of his rermon a single word of frequent occur rence in the Bible, and whose meaning is but little understood. From it he drew a profoundly impressive descrip tion of the varied and majestic purposes of certain parts of Scripture, and a prac tic.il lesson for Christians generally. The test was Psalms lxi. 4, "Selah." The majority of Bible readers look npon this word of my test as of no im portance. ' They consider it a superfra lty, a mere tilling in. a meaningless in terjection, a useless refrain, an unde fined echo. Selah! But 1 have to tell yon that it is no Scriptural accident. It occurs seventy-four times in the Book of Psalms and three times in the Book of Habakknk. You must not charge this perfect book with 6eventy-seven triviali ties. Selah! It is an enthroned word. If. according to an old writer, some words are battles, then this word is a Marathon, a Thermopylae, a Sedan, a W aterloo. It is a word decisive, some times for poetic beauty, sometimes for selemnity, sometimes for grandeur, and sometimes for eternal import. Through it roll the thundering chariots of tha omnipotent God. 1 take this word for my text because 1 am so often asked what is its meaning, or whether it has any meaning at all. It has an ocean of meaning, from which 1 shall this morning dip up only four or five bucketfuls. I will speak to you, so far as I have time, of the Selah of poetic significance, the Selah of intermission, the Selah of emphasis and the Selah of perpetuity. Are yon surprised that 1 speak of the Selah of poetic significance? Surely the God who sapphired the heavens and 'made the earth a rosebud of beaut', with oceans hanging to it like drops of morning dew, would not make a Bible without rhythm, without redolence, without blank verse. God knew that eventually the Bible would be read by a great majority of young people, for in this world of malaria and casualty an octogenarian is exceptional, and as thir ty years is more than the average of human life, if the Bible is to be a suc cessful book it must be adapted to the young. Hence the prosody of the Bible the drama of Job, the pastoral of Ruth, the epic of Judges, the dithyram bic of Habakkuk, the threnody of Jere miah, the lyric of Solomon's Song, the oratorio of the Apocah-pse, the idyl, the strophe and antistrophe, and the Selah of the Psalms. ITS GREAT SIGNIFICANCE. Wherever you find this word Selah, it means that you are to rouse np to great stanza, that you are to open your soul to great analogies, that you are to spread the wing of your imagination for great Cight. "1 answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah." "The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dis- solved; 1 bear up the pillars of it. Se lah." "Whoisthis King of Glory? The Lord of Hosts, he is the King of Glory. Selah." "Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.' "Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.' "The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of J acob is our refuge. Selah." "Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that U may be displayed because of the truth. Selah." "I will hide un der the covert of thy wings. Selah." Oh, God, when thou wentest forth bo fore thy people, when thon didst march through the wilderness. Selah." Whorever you find this word it is asig- Cal of warning hnng out to tell you to tand off the track while the rushing train goes by with its imperial passen gers. Poetic word, charged with sun rise and sunset, and tempest and earth quake, and resurrections and millen niums. Next 1 come to speak of the Selah of intermission. Gesenius, Tholuck, Heng stenberg and other writers agree in say ing that this word Selah means a rest in music; what the Greeks call a diap Balma, a pause, a halt in the solemn inarch of cantillation. Every musician knows the importance of it. If you ever saw Jullien, the great musical leader, stand before five thou sand singers and players upon instru ments, and with one stroke of his baton smite the multitudinous hallelujah into silence, and then, soon after that, with another stroke of his baton rouse np the full orchestra to a great outburst of har mony, then you know the mighty effect of a musical pause. It jpves more pow er to what went before; it gives more power to what is to come after. So God thrusts the Selah into his Bible and into our lives, compelling us to stop and think, stop and consider, stop and admire, stop and pray, stop and repent, i top and be sick, stop and die. It is not the great number of times that we read ;he Bible through that makes us intelli gent in the Scriptures. We must pause. What though it take an hour for one word? What though it take a week for one verse? What though it take a year for one chapter? We must pause and measure the height, the depth, the length, the breadth, the universe, the eternity of meaning in one verse. I should like to see some one sail around one little adverb in the Bible, a little adverb of two letters, during one lifetime the word "so" in the New Testament passage, "God so loved the world." Augustine made a long pause after the verse, "Put ye on the Lord Je sus Christ," and it converted him. Mat thew Henry made a long pause after the verse, "Op;n thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise," and it converted him. William , Cowper made a long pause after the verse, "Be ing freely justified by his grace," and it converted fcim. When God tells us seventy-seven times meditatively to pause in reading two of the books of the Bible, he leaves to our common sense to decido how often we should pause in reading the other sixty-four books of the Bible. GOD CALLS A HALT. We must pause and ask for more light. We must pause and weep over our sins. We must pause and absorb the strength of one promise. 1 sometimes hear peo ple boasting about how many times they have read the Bible through, when they faem to know no more about it than a passenger would know about the state of Pennsylvania who should go through it in a St. Louis lightning express train and in a Pullman "sleeper," the two characteristics of the journey, velocity and somnolence. It is not the number of times you go through the Bible, but the number of times the Bible goes through you. Pause, reflect. Selah! - So also on the scroll of your life and mind. We go rushing on in the song of our prosperity from note of joy to note of joy, and it is a long drawn out legato, and we become indifferent and nnappre ciative when suddenly we come upon a blank in the music. There is nothing between those bars. A pause. God will fill it up with a sickbed, or a com mercial disaster, or a grave. But, thank God, it is not a breaking down. It is only a pause. It helps us to appreciate the blessings that are gone. It gives us higher appreciation of the blessings that are to come. The Selah of Habakkuk and David is a dividing line between two anthems. David begins his book with the words, I'Blessedis the man," and after seventy- four Selahs he closes his book with the words, "Praise ye the Lord." So there are mercies behind us, and there are goiug to be mercies before us. It is good for us that God halts us in our for tunes, and halts us with physical dis tress, and halts us at the graves of our dead. More than once you and 1 have been halted by such a Selah. You wrung your hands and said, "1 can't see any sense in this Providence; I can't see why God gave me that child, if he is so soon going to take it away. Oh, my desolate home! Oh, my broken heart!" You could not understand it. But it was not a Selah of overthrow. It gave you greater appreciation of the bless ings that have gone; it will yet give you greater appreciation of the blessings that will come. HISTORICAL CITATIONS. When the Huguenots were being very much persecuted in France a father and mother were obliged to fly from the country, leaving their child in the pos session of a comparative stranger. They did not know whether they would ever return, or returning, if they would be able to recognize their child, for by that time she might be grown. The mother was almost frenzied at the thought of leaving the child, and then, even if com ing back again, not being able to know her. Before they left the father drew his sword and he marked the wrist of that child with a deep cut. It must have been a great exigency to make a father do that. Years of absence passed on and after awhile the parents returned, and their first anxiety was to find their lost child. They looked np and down the land, ex amining the wrists of the young people, when lo! after awhile the father found a maiden with a scar npon her wrist. She knew him not, but he knew her. And oh, the joy of the reunionl So it is now. "Whom the Lord If veth he r-has- teneth. -"I?3at?H5?'uarketn and when he comes to claim his own the Lord will know them that are his; know them by the scar of their trouble, know them by the stroke of their desolation. Oh, it is good that the Lord sometimes halts us. David says, "It is good that 1 have been afflicted. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now have 1 kept thy word." Indeed, we must all soon stop. Scientists have improved human longevity, but none of them have proposed to make terrene life per petual. But the Gospel makes death only a Selah between two beatitudes between dying triumph on the one side of the grave, and celestial escort on the other side of the grave. Going out of this life, to the unprepared, is a great horror. "Give me more laudanum," said dying Mirabeau: "give me more laudanum, that 1 may not think pf eternity and what is to come." And dying Hobbes said, "I leave my body to the grave and my soul to the great perhaps." It was the discord of an infidel's life breaking down into the jargon of despair; but the Gospel makes the death of the Christian a Selah between redemption and en thronement. "Almost well,"' said dying Richard Baxter, "almost well." "Play those notes over again those notes which have been so great a delight and solace to me," said the dying Christian Mozart. "None but Christ, none but Christ," exclaimed dying Lambert. Richard Cameron, the Scotch cove nanter, went into the battle three times praying: "Lord, spare the green and take the ripe. This is the day I have longed for. This is the day I shall get my crown. Come, let us fight it to the last. Forward!" So yon see there is only a short pause, a Selah of intermis sion, between dying consolations on the one side and overtopping raptures on the other. - My flesh shall slumber in the ground Till the last trumpet's joyful sound; Then burst the chains with sweet surprise. And tn my Saviour's image rise. AS AN EMPHATIC WORD. I next speak of the Selah of emphasis. Ewald, the German orientalist and theo- 'vgiau, says that this word means to as- t--nd; and wherever yon find it, he says, fon must look after the modulation of the voice and j-ou must put more force into vmir utterance. It is a Selah of emphasis. Ah! my friends, you and 1 need to correct our emphasis. We put too much emphasis on' this world and not enough on God and the next world. People think these things around us are so important, the things of the next are not worthy of our consideration. . The first need for some of us is to change our emphasis. Look at wretch edness on a throne. Napoleon, while yet emperor of France, sat down de jected, his hands over his face. A lui came in with a tray of food and said, "Eat, it will do you good. The em peror looked up and said, "You are from the country?" The lad replied, "Yes." ' 1 our father has a cottage and a few acres of ground?" "Yes." "There is happiness," said the dejected emperor. Ah! Napoleon never put the emphasis in the righi place until he was expiring at St. Helena. On the other hand, look at Satisfac tion amid the worst earthly disadvan tage. "I never saw until I was blind," said a Christian man. "I never knew what contentment was while I had my eyesight as I know what content is now that I have lost my eyesight. I affirm, though few would credit it, that I would not exchange my present position and circumstances for my circumstances be fore 1 lost my eyesight." That man put the emphasis in the right place. We want to put less stress npon this world and more stress upon our God as our everlasting portion. David had found out the nothingness of this world and the all-sufficiency of God. Notice how he interjects the Selahs. "Trust in the Lord at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. Selah." "Blessed be the Lord who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah." "The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah." Let the world have its honors, and its riches, and its pomp. Let is have the Lord for my light, my peace, my fortress, my pardon, my hope, my heaven. What sinners value I resign: Lord! 'tis enough that thou art mine. 1 shall behold thy blissful face. And stand complete in righteousness. This world Is all an empty Bhow, Hut the briKht world to which I go Hath joys substantial and sincere; When shall I wake and And me there? ' 0 glorious hour! O blest abode! 1 shall be near and like my God, And sin and sense no more control The endless pleasures of my soul. , But when I speak of the Selah of em phasis 1 must notice it is a startling, a dramatic emphasis. It has in it the Hark, the Hist of the drama. That wakening and arousing emphasis we who preach or instruct need to rise more frequently. The sleepiest audiences in the world are religious audiences. NECESSITY OP DRAMATIC FORCE. You Sabbath school teachers ought to have more of the dramatic element in your instructions. By graphic Scripture scene, by anecdote, by descriptive ges ture, by impersonation urge your classes to right action. We want in all our schools and colleges and prayer meet ings, and in all our attempts at reform, and in all our churches to have less of the style didactic and more of the style dramatic. Fifty essays about the sorrows of the poor could not affect me as a little drama of accident and suffering 1 saw one slip pery morning in' the streets of Pluladel phia. Just ahead of me was a lad, wretched in apparel, his limb amputated at the knee; from the pallor of the boy's cheek the amputation not long before. He had a package of broken food under his arm food he had begged, I suppose, at the doors. As h passed on over the slippery pavement cautiously and care fully, I steadied him until his crutch slipped and he fell. I helped him np as well as I could, gathered up the frag ments of the package as well as I could, put them under one arm and the crutch under the other arm; but when I saw the blood run down his pale cheek I was completely overcome. Fifty essays about the suffering of the poor could not touch one like that little drama of accident and suffering. Oh, we want in all our different de partments of usefullness and I address hundreds of people who are trying to do good we want more of the dramatic element and less of the didactic. The tendency in this day is to drone religion, to whine religion, to cant religion, to moan religion, to croak religion, to se pulchrize religion, when we ought to present it in animated and spectacular manner. Sabbath morning by Sabbath morning I address many theological students who are preparing for the ministry. They come in here from the different institu tions. I say to them this morning: If yon will go home and look over the his tory of the church you' will find that those men have brought most souls to Christ who have been dramatic Row land Hill, dramatic; Thomas Chalmers, dramatic; Thomas Guthrie, dramatic; John Knox, dramatic; Robert McCheyne, dramatic; Christmas Evans, dramatic; George Whitefield, dramatic; Robert Hall, dramatic; Robert South, dramatic; Fenelon, dramatic: John Mason, dra matic; Dr. Nott, dramatic. When you get into the ministry, if you attempt to culture that element and try to wield it for God you will meet with mighty re buff and caricature, and ecclesiastical council will take your case in charge, and they will try to put you down, but the God who starts you will help you through, and great will be the eternal rewards for the assiduous and the plucky. GET OUT OF THE RUT. What we want, ministers and laymen, is to get our sermons, and our exhorta tions, and our prayers out of the old rut. I see a great deal of discussion in the re ligious papers about why people do not laMfaL They do not come be fr&ot interested. The old hackneyed religious phrases that come moving down through the centuries will never arrest the masses. What we want today, you in your sphere and I in my sphere, is to freshen up. People do not want in their sermons the sham flowers bought at the millinery shop, but the japonicas wet with the morning dew; nor the heavy bones of extinct megathe rium of past ages, but the living rein deer caught last August at the edge of Schroon lake. We want to drive out the drowsy, and the prosaic, and the tedious, and the hum lrum, and introduce the brightness and vivacity, and the holy sarcasm, and the sanctified wit. and the epigrammatic power, and the blood red earnestness, and the fire of religious Keal, and I do not know of any way of doing it as well as through the dramatic. Attention! Be hold! Hark! Selah! Next I speak of the Selah of perpetu ity. The Targum, which is the Bible in Chaldee, renders this word of my text "forever." Many writers agree in be lieving and stating that one meaning of this word is "forever." In this very verse from which I take my text Selah means not only poetic significance and intermission and emphasis, but it means eternal reverberation forever! G id's government forever, God's goodness for ever, the gladness of the righteous for ever. Of course you and I have not surveyor "s chain with enough links to measure that domain of meaning. In this world we must build everything on a small scale. A hundred years are a great while. A tower five hundred feet is a great height. A journey ot tour thousand miles is very long. But eter nity! If the archangel has not strength of wing to fly across it, but flutters and drops like a wounded seagull, there is no need of our trying in the small shallow of. human thought to voyage across it. AN ELOQUENT PERORATION. A skeptic, desiring to show his con tempt for the passing years and to show that he could build enduringly, had his own sepulcher made of the finest and the hardest marble, and then he had put on the door the words, "For time and for eternity," but it so happened that the seed of a tree somehow got into an un seen crevice of the marble. That seed grew and enlarged until it became a tree and split the marble to pieces. There can be no eternalization of any thing earthly. But forever! Will you and I live as long as that? We are apt to think of the grave as the terminus. We are apt to think of the hearse as our last vehicle. We are apt to think of seventy or eighty or ninety years, and then a cessation. Intead of that we find the marble slab of the tomb is only a milestone, mark ing the first mile, and that the great journey is beyond. We have only time enough in this world to put on the san dals and to clasp our girdle and to pick up our staff. We take our first step from cradle to grave, and then we open the door and start great God, whither? The clock strikes the passing away of time, but not the passing away of eter nity. Measureless, measureless! This Selah of perpetuity makes earthly ine qualities so insignificant, the difference between scepter and needle, between Alhambra and hut, between chariot and cart, between throne and curbstone, be tween Axininster and bare floor, between satin and sackcloth, very trivial. This S lah of perpetuity makes our getting ready so important. For such prolongation of travel what outfit of guidebooks, of passports and of escort? Are we putting out on a desert, simoom swept and ghoul haunted, or into re gions of sun lighted and spray sprinkled gardens? Will it be Elysium or Ge henna? Once started in that world, we cannot stop. The current is so swift that once in no oar can resist it, no helm can steer out of it, no herculean or titanic arm can baffle it. Hark to the long resounding echo, "forever!" Oh, wake up to the interest of your death less spirit! Strike out for heaven. Rouse ye, men and women for whom Jesus died. Selah! Selah! Forever! Forever! An Anecdote of the Emperor William. The forces behind William II are such as have never been cultivated in Russia, whose czar lives in hourly dread of as sassination, and whose people are so many items of an official budget, so many nnits in a military report. The German emperor walks about the streets of his town as fearlessly and naturally as any other man, although the life of his grandfather was twice attempted One day, in November of 1891, i.o was walking with a guest through the narrow and crowded thoroughfare of a city not far from Berlin. The side walks were narrow, and as the emperor is a fast walker, he frequently had to step out into the street to pass other pe destrians, and especially clusters of peo ple who stopped for a chat. His companion, who had been in Rus sia, was struck by the democratic man ner in which the German emperor rubbed in and out among porters, fishwives, peasants and the rest of the moving crowd, chatting the while and acting as though this was his usual manner of getting about. He was struck still more by the fact that no precautions against a possible murderous fanatic appeared to have been taken and ventured to speak of this. The emperor laughed heartily, and said, "Oh, if I had to stop to think of such things 1 should never get through with my day's work." Poultney Bigelow in Century. Provisions for a Siege. The French government, in conjunc tion with the Paris municipality, are considering a scheme for the erection of stores for preserving supplies of frozen meat, to be need in case of another siege. Paris in time of war needs 620 tons of meat a day. At this rate all the flocks of sheep and herds of oxen that could be brought together at the last moment would last but a few weeks, and it might be impossible to feed them. The stores about to be erected will contain even in time of peace large sup plies of meat, and immediately upon a declaration of war will receive 530,000 tons of beef and mutton. This repre sents fifty days' full rations, or 100 days' half rations. The forts around Paris have sufficient food to last three years. No war is likely to last this length of time. Echo. j Old Towers in Ireland. The oldest and most noted remains of religious architecture of Great Britain are the round towers of Ireland, of which 118 are still to be seen. They are all built near churches and monas teries, and in time of danger were used as strongholds. When bells were intro duced many of them were used as bell towers. Philadelphia Ledger. To Him That Hath. ' There is nothing dearer to the heart of the average boy than to bo the proud possessor of a goat broken to harness. To own such a steed makes the boy the leader of the neighborhood, and by the judicious giving of rides the owner ac quires a "pull" which lasts usually a3 long as the goat himself can pull. Fully aware of this, the publisher of a popular youth's magazine recently of fered as prizes for the boys securing a vertain number of new subscribers in a given time a handsome Angora goat, harness and gig. This set the young readers of the paper a-hustling, and when the time for re ceiving the subscriptions expired it was found that every one of the competitors wanted a goat. As the publishers had only ten goats, of course every lad couldn't get one. Each of the ten leaders in the contest re ceived his goat and outfit, and to each of the disappointed contestants a kind let ter was sent explaining the case, eto. One of the lucky ten was a western lad. His goat was promptly boxed np and forwarded to its destination. The lad received the box, and on opening it great was his astonishment when he saw not only the anxiously expected goat, but in addition four goatlets, so to speak, born in transitu. Boston Herald. Steel Fenceposts. Steel is now being used in the manu facture of fenceposts. This is an inno vation on the old cedar method and promises to meet with extended use. One of the latest devices in this direc tion consists of a thin plate of steel made in conical shape, being smaller at the top than at the bottom and encircled with malleable iron barbs, prepared for attaching wire or other descriptions of fencing, is seven inches wide and seven feet long, with an open slot extending the entire length. The top is held in place by an ornamental cap. The post is designed to be driven into the ground, thus obviating the necessity of digging holes. For this purpose a driving machine has Lien designed, which is so arranged that it can be set at any angle, the post being always in a vertical position when driven into the ground. One man and a horse are re quired to operate a machine, which can do the work of ten men in the same given time. These posts, before bdng used, are treated to a bath in a solution heated by electricity and a coating put on them to prevent the action of either salt or alkalies. The cost of maintenance is small and protection from lire is assured. American Manufacturer. Good Accounts, but Hard to Collect. The collector of one of our largest coal houses told me yesterday that it was an utter impossibility for him to get in any money. Said he: "1 went out this morn ing with bills against perfectly good cus tomers, aggregating $2,000, and after a hard day's work 1 was able to turn in but $150. The fact of the business is and it's the only way I can account for it' he continued, "the luxuries of other days have become the necessities of to day." The collector of one of the principal livery stables in this city told me that his firm were carrying between $8,000 and $10,000 of perfectly good accounts upon their books, and that it was really difficult for them to get enough money in to pay their feed bills and their men at the close of each week. "Not," said he, "that the bills are not perfectly good, bat there is either an inability or a dis inclination to pay up at the present time which makes the situation most embar rassing." New York Recorder. Kindness Misinterpreted. A Springfield man has the feet hoist ing habit so hard that he has skinned all the paper off one spot on the parlor wall. As a caustic bit of sarcasm his wife nailed his slippers with their toes pointing to the ceiling over the worn spot and put a smacking big bow under them. 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On pieces ly ing side by sidel have found thac the oats upon the piece upon which salt had been pLread would grow fully six inches fc'iifrher than where no manure wasfused. The salt seems to draw the moist ure from ti.e atmosphere, and I have observed when- we have had heavy dews that the moisture from the dew seems to linger upon the grain for two or three hours longer wnere the salt was used than where it was not used. I know from actual tests and ob servations made that to a large ex tent salt prevents grain from rust ing. I think the benefit in this direc tion has been fully equal to the cost of the salt. At the price you now charge for it I think I shall use more than ever before. 1 have used salt upon my whpat crop with substantially the same re sults as those given above on oats. I have raised fairly good crops of oats on worn-out land by free use of salt where the same land without either salt or manure would produce hardly enough crop to pay for har vesting. 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Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd, cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency. Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend. Castoria. " Castoria Is an excellent medicine for chil dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its good effect upon their children." Do. G. C. Osgood, Lowell, Mass. " Castoria Is the best remedy for children of which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not far distant whenmothers will eonsiderthe real Interest of their children, and use Castoria in stead of tlievariousquacknostrumswhicharo destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium, morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful agents down their throats, thereby sending them to premature graves." Dr. J. F. KiN-cnELOE, Conway, Ark. The Centaur Company, 77 M Union Mutual Fire MONTPELIER, VERMONT. Stock and Mutual Insurance written at current rates. Losses promptly and equitably settled. IX. XVI. TAcFARLAND, Agent, IXyde Park, Vt. LADIES' AND GENT'S Light Weight Underwear, Ladies' Shirt Waists, Gent's summer Hosiery, Gent's Neckwear, Ladies' kid and fabric Gloves, Gent's and Boys' summer Hats and summer Clothing, are now on the docket, and when in search of the very best possible thing in return for the money you invest, visit W. X3ric2s Elcclr, Optical Institute! AT WOLCOTT, VT., Dr. T. P. PROPRIETOR To 2fy Patrons in Lamoille I desire to call fact : Cases requiring the attention of an oculist, or one giving special attention to the anomalies of vision, cannot have the best attention either by myself or any other, by calling at hotel parlors. Hence I have prepared a place, fitted with all modern appliances, instruments, charts, rooms, &c, and can give as perfect guar antee of success as can be had in our large cities. I trust, therefore, my patrons and the public generally, will not deem it un wise in me in thus providing this place and giving all my time at my Institute, and personal attention to each case. Perfect satisfaction is guaranteed. Pricos are reasonable. GooeL3 are the tost made. Lenses and fram.03 manufactured to order by the largest optical manufacturing house in the world. . Dr. T. P. Hubbell, Proprietor. KELLOGG OIL, PAINT & VARNISH CO. Beady Mixed Paints For Inside or Outside Work. 32 Shades, also Black and White. We sell Floor and Carriage colors also. This Paint is intended for all kinds of painting. It produces a beautiful gloss. It is thoroughly reliable ; is easily applied, and will cover in a superior manner more surface than any other Paint made. Prices reasonable. Sold at E. G, WILSON'S FURNITURE STORE, MORRISVILLE, VT. CDarble (Xlorksl IE. IE. FOSTER, Morrisville, - - Vermont. Having decided to continue my Marble Business, I shall keep a good stock on hand at all times, and want it distinctly understood that I will not be un der! iold by any one, 1 don't care where he cornea from. I am situated so I can do this business with less expense than are wanting any good work for a small CALL AND SEE ME. IS Castoria. " Castoria is so well adapted to children that I recommend it as superior to any prescription known to me." IT. A. Ahchkh, M. D., Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T. " Our physicians in the children's depart ment have spoken highly of their experi ence in their outside practice with Castoria, and although we only have among our medical supplies what is known as regular products, yet we are free to confess that the merits of Castoria has won us to look with favor upon it." ' United IIosrrrAi. AMD Disctmsaiiy, Boston, Mass. Allen C. Smith, Pres., array Street, New York City. n...;..g--.'JL .j w'ti'-u-a Insurance Company lt fancy Shirts, Ladies' and Gent's XX. HOBIITSOIT, Morrisville, Vt. Hiilell AND MANAGER. and Adjoining Counties : your Jittention to this any other Arm in Vermont, and if you price, Cherokee Chief, Sired by Almont Kn !, record (brollier to ri-lmont 2.17) .r Almont, by Ah.lallnh 1.1 (sire of (joldmitli M'ii-1 2.14 1. I'.- Iiiiont " Nutwood 2.18), by llnmbletoniun 10 (hire ofl"Xtcr 2.17!;,iumI 40 otli.-r inis.au). Almont n. Hire of Almont Enjrlft 2.27, i t !- hire of W.-nt inotit - ; Puritan 2.1(5, Funny AYitherspoon 2.1;',', Fi.-dn.ont 2.1 1 VAMin. and. '11 otherH inside the cluirmed circle, nlno of the dnm of innlow i kj- 2.14, Alnbustcr 2.1.-..I. 15. Ki. lmrdMm 2.1 ft. Sibin Skinner 2.1 . nt litiv 2.1!i, Jliainoiit 2. !',. und 10 others First dum Columbia, bv Lnndsccr (sire of Khc.live 2.2!4). lv Knox, sire of Ludv Maud 2.1 8. und 13 others in the list ; second Iaia ly A'ermont Harnbletonian. Landseer not only sired Khedive 2.2!. tait th dam of Allison 2.24!. Gen. Kuox, sire of Lady Maud 2.lHj4Meiili'h 2.1 .S. Camors 2.1J, nnd 13 others inside 2.."J0. Also the damn of Monbars U) 2.1('4, Aubine 2.19)4. Martyr (4) 2.2- .Myriad (.'!) 2.2','. Trapeze (.!) 2.2! and 13 others inside 2.30. Cherokee Chiek is a natural trotter, has repeatedly shown quarter in 3." seconds and halves in 1.13 on kindest disposition, stand lu hands dark brown, foaled 1881. Sired bv Cherokee Chipf. wnn flip tuo - em Vermont Breeder' Association, field. Cherokee Chief has other colts Cherokee Chief has the reputation of petting letter colts than nny horse that has stood in Lamoille fount v for 20 yenrs. Breed to the horuj that Bires the reap the harvest. $15 to Warrant, note, with the usual return privilege. Address T. W. Utton, Morrisville. THREE IIIQIILY SUES STALLIONS! RARE BEN, CARLETON, ALLECTIVE, RARE Rare Ben. bv Ben Franklin 2.2!). in the list. He leads all Vermont-bred sires. Dam by Ilolabird a Kthan Allen, by F.than Allen. Bare Ben has a tliree-year-old recoid of 2.3;'. 1-12 and after serving 20 mares will po into training for the purpose of obtaining a better record. Ilia sire is full brother to Adiiison Lambert, the fastest horse that ever Blood in this county, having recuid of 2.127. ilis book only lacks seven of being full. C AR1ETON. Csrlfto is a horse of as lino quality, elejjnnt style and finish as ever stood ill this section. lie is as well bred as life liest and is bat-Ked clone up by extreme speed on both sides. Sired by Mambrinu King, "The handsomest hois tu the world." He has five in the 2.2U list and ten others in the 2 .'to lift. C-arle-ton'8 dam Barbara, produced I'ansy 2 27 1-2, at four ye;irs. Barbara's dam, Belle of Richmond, by llimuletoniau 10, prolucl Birgen 2213-4 Barbara was sired by Kentucky 1'rince. lie sired (Juv 2.10 8-4 and live others lt'itr than ii.L'O and 15 others better than U.:so. HI in all. Clark Chief sireil Kentucky 1'rince. He died when 10 years old, vet sired six in the lift and the dams of Majolica 2.15, Wilson 2.10 1-4, l'hall'as 2.K1 3 4. Caralloid 2.1U 3-4. Campbells Electioneer 2 17 1-2 and fifteen others in 2 .'JO or better. Kentucky 1'rince sired the dams f Lubv 2.20. Saxon 2.221 2, Great Eiist ern 2.23 1-2. Edgar Wilkes 2.24 1-2. Vol ker 2.24 1-2. Pansy dam of Carleton 2.27 1-2, Milkshake 2..50 and his sons have produced 21 with records from 2 10 1-2 to 2.30. Edwin Forrest sired the dam of Mambrino King and he sired two in the list and the dams of So So 2.17 1-4, Mambrino Dud ley 2 l'J :t-4and of 12 others in the list. He also sired the grand dams of .Nancy Hanks 2 00. Charles ton 2.15, Angeline 2.1S 1.4. Mike Wilkes 2 15 3-4 and of 2-'j others in the 2.30 list, also the dam of Adrian Wilkes, sire of Boy Wilkes, .oh 1-4. Mtimbriuo King's service fee this season is $1000 and that of Kentucky 1'rince, 500. ALLECTIVE. Allective is a splendid made colt, 4 years old. rich chestnut. 15.3, weight 1100 pounds. Strong flat wide legs, good style and is a typical Wilkes. Sired by Allectus. by Alcantara 2.23, Oy George Wilkes 2.22. His dam was by a son of General Knox, sire of sixteen in 2 30 and better. Ilis sons have produced 44 in the list and his daughters 18, including Monbars, two years old. record 2.10 1-2. Allectus' dam was by Administrator 2.20. She produced Irene 2.23 1-2. Ilis grand dam was the great Jessie 1'epper who produced Alpha 2.23 1-2 and Iona 2 17 1-2 and her son LeGrand produced live in the list and her daughters have produced Egon 2.18 1-4, Alaska 2.27 1-4, Irene, sister of Al lectus 2.23 1-4 and Don Wilkes 2 24 3-4. Alcantara has siml 42 with records from 2.13 1-2 to .30. Alcyone, a full brother, 25, with records from 2 12 1-2 to 2 2s. Their dam was Alma Mater by Mamhriiio 1'atclien. .She produreil Alcantara 2.23, Alcvon 2.27. Alicm 2 :io. Al matir 2 20 1-4 and Abitar 2.22 3 4. Alma Mater and Jestde l'epcr are bot h in the great Brood Mare list. A moment's thought will satisfy any one that Allective is a rarely well-bred colt of Wilkes-Knox blood. t'arleton and Allective have been purchased and brought here to stay, and good judges speak very highly ot them, lsah as to breeding and as individuals, and it is expected they will le lit erally patronized. They are both trotters-a fact that will be demonstrated. The editor of the American Horse Breeder has personal knowledge of these horses, and in a late issue sas : Fx-Gov. Genrpe W. Hrmlee of Morrixvtllc. Vt. ownn two itcxxl Uilllon thnt fur tlie humiii of 1KW will bo Id charge of John I'tton at III. training ouililr. nt MorrUvllla. Itoih ar. young trotter, that are candiilat". for i.Ho lionr, nml Ix.th arn ture ol an eln ti.m It a lar nmjnr.lt Carlelon Is a hamlxonie million, riml br Hit) ix aulilul M im' ilno Kinir, that lui alrraily 1 in Ilia lift, incluilinK Prince Krg-ent (i.lH I S), winm-r l lie Slu.onO purx at Hart nrl in Inn. Anil tli. dam ot Carlcton is the speril- I'rwlurh'it ilnnvlili r of kriilurkr I'rinro, Hiirlmra, thf ilam of I'an sy, I'our-year-oM record of4.7 1-4- With this l.nrdinr anil fine In.lin.limllly, t'atlclon It a ('heap h'TSP at !! to Insure. The other s tal Ion Is A Ium-i it . ,on of A I Ictus, tiv Alcantara (1 I'M by beorge Wllkt-s (4.2i ) The dum of Allective is hy lorn l.anir. son of ,en. knox, sir. ol the (lain of Monlnrs (-2.I6 1-2 at two years old.) The o.iin of aIIcciuk is l"l:i, br Adminl-tntlor. ami she is the dum of Irene, (J--J.I 12). and a Irene Is by Alcatittra, Allcrlus is her full brother. He is a dark chestnut, (lands i5 3 and weighs limi pouiels. The iiIcckI f to de rrndne whether a horse can trot or not, at this lime of vrur. is lo rule behind lilm Mr. I'tton will be glad lo have tou sit with him behind Allective. The second dam of Allectus Is .It ssie l'i it. one ol the lirinhtcs stars in the galaxy of great brood twires. Her blood is valuable, and U.rougu Allcc.Uva it can be bad at a reasonable fee. TEH1IS : Carlotcn, $25 to warrant; AIIccUto, $20 to Warrant ; Two !Iaro3 to Carloton, ownol by sarao person, $10 to Warrant ; Two 2Iaros to Allectiro, $30 to War rant. Morkisville, April 4, 1802. QUO. W. XZ23XVDE33. JOZII7 UTTON Manager. MALVERH STOCK FARM. NUTMONT. S206. RACE RECORD 2:29 1-4. Sire of NAVARRO, race record 2 -.302 at 4 years. Got by NUTBOURN, 1399, sire of CI I EVEN. F, 2:15, and full brother to NUTWOOD, 2 : 18-. sire of the dam of ARMS'. 2 : ioJ, at two years. Dam of Nutmont, STRABRO, full sister to STEPHEN (.;, 2:2o, by KNICKERBOCKER, 200; Second dam, SUNBEAM, by VOLUNTEER, 55. Terms, $40 to warrant. Season closes August I. HIGHLAND W. 10,052. Got by ABDALLAII WILKES (sire of SAXON 2:223. son GEORGE WILKES, 2 :22. Dam by IRONSIDE. 1247, son of ADMIN STRATOR, 2 : 29; $ ; Second dam by CLI ETON PILOT, 2026. Terms $25 to warrant. TATTERSALL 299. Sire, 1IAMBLETON I AN 10. Dam by DANIEL LAMBERT. Terms, $10 to warrant. Remember NUTMONT is the first and only Stallion that ever stood for service in Lamoille County with a record better than 2 : 30. We have had Several Candidates for said record but the returns have come in slow. All Colts bred in Lamoille County within the past ten years that have attained a record of 2 130 or better, were Sired by Stallions owned at Mal vern Stock Farm. All Stake Winners at the Vermont Horse Breeders Mcettings bred in Lamoille County, were Sired by Stallions owned at Malvern Stock Farm. All Colt Stakes trotted for at Lamoille County Fairs within the past ten years, have been won by Colts Sired by Stallions owned at Malvern Stock Farm. More Gentlemen's Roadsters sold for f.;oo and over in the past seven years sired by Stallions owned at Malvern Stock Farm, than all others in Lamoille County. We know of no reason why it will be different in the future. " HIGHLAND W's." Book is fast filling, 34 already booked. Eor full particulars, extended pedigiccs, terms for keeping, &c address ' CILVS. It. PANE, Morrisville, Vt, - IB TJ"3T- MOJTPMR THE BEST IN MANUFACTURV.n BV On Ogress 3osi9 lYIontpelicr, Vermont. ALSO MANl'FACTURtRS OF Ess- FINE CONFECTIONERY. in 2.:$o or Li'ttcr. our half-mile track. Sound, oi the hijrli, weighs 1100 pounds, roior, vear - old stake last year nt the Knst second heat in 2.."0, distancing the equally promising. winners, then tram your colt, and cash or approved BEN. CRACK THE WORLD,