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I News and Citizen. MORRISVILLE and HYDE PARK. Thursday, August 24. 1893. WIFELY INFLUENCE. IT MAKES OR OF MARS THE FORTUNES MANY MEN. Dr. Talmago Discourses on an Extremely Interesting Subject A Great Woman of tbe Days of Elisha Christian Fortitude ami Resignation. Brooklyn. Ang. 20. Rev. Dr. Tal mage chose for his subject today one of 6pecial interest to the gentler sex, the announced topic being "A Great Wom an," and the text II Kings iv, 8, "And it fell on a day that Elisha passed to Shu nem, where was a great woman." The hotel of our time had no counter part in any entertainment of olden time. The vast majority of travelers must then be entertained at private abode. Here comes Elisha, a servant of the Lord, on a divine mission, and he must find shelter. A balcony overlooking the valley of Esdraelon is offered him in a private house, and it is especially fur nished for his occupancy a chair to sit on, a table from which to eat, a candle stick by which to read and a bed on which to slumber tho whole establish ment belonging to a great and good wo man. Her husband it, seems, was a godly man, but he was entirely overshadowed by his wife's excellencies, just as now you sometimes find in a household the wife the center of dignity and influence and power, not by any arrogance or pre sumption, but by superior intellect and force of moral nature wielding domestic affairs and at the same time supervising all financial and business affairs, the wife's hand on the shuttle, on the bank ing house, on the worldly business. You see hundreds of men who are successful only because there is a reason at home why they are successful. If a man marry a good, honest soul, he makes his fortune. If ho marry a fool, the Lord help him! The wife maybe the silent partner in the firm, there may be only masculine voices down on ex change, but there oftentime comes from the home circle a potential and elevating influence. A SUPERIOR WOMAN. This woman of my text was the su perior of her husband. He, as far as I can understand, was what we often see in our day a man of large fortune and only a modicum of brain, intensely quiet, sitting a long while in the same place without moving hand or foot if you say "yes," responding "yes;" if yon say "no," responding "no" inane, eyes half shut, mouth wide open, maintaining his position iu society only because he has a large patrimony. But his wife, my text says, was a great woman. Her name has not come down to us. She belonged to that collection of people who need no name to distinguish them. "What would title of duchess or princess or queen what would escutcheon or gleaming diadem be to this woman of my text, who, by her intelligence and her behavior, challenges the admiration of all age;.? Long after the brilliant women of tho court of Louis XV have been forgotten, and the brilliant women of the court of Spain have been forgot ten, and the brilliant women who sat on mighty thrones have been forgotten, sonie grandfather will put on his spec tacles, and holding the book the other side the light read to his grandchildren the story of this great woman of Shu nem who was so kind and courteous and Christian to the good prophet Elisha. Yes, she was a great.woman. In the first place, she was great in her hospitalities. Uncivilized and barbarous nations honor this virtue. Jupiter had the. surname of the hospitable, and he was said especially to avenge the wrongs of strangers. Homer extolled it in his verse. The Arabs are punctilious upon this subject, and among some of their tribes it is not until the ninth day of tarrying that the occupant has a right to ask his guest, "Who and whence art thou?" If this virtue is so honored even among barbarians, how ought it to be honored among those of us who believe in the Bible, which commands us to use hospitality one toward another without grndging? Of course I do not mean under this cover to give any idea that I approve of that vagrant class who go around from place to place ranging their whole life time perhaps under the auspices of some benevolent or philanthropic socie ty, quartering themselves on Christian families, with a great pile of trunks in the hall and carpetbag portentous of tarrying. There is many a country par sonage that looks out week by week upon tho ominous arrival of wagon with creaking wheel and lank horse and di lapidated driver, come under the aus pices of some charitable institution to spend a few weeks and canvass the neighborhood. Let no such religious tramps take advantage of this beautiful virtue of Christian hospitality. GRACES OP HOSPITALITY. Not so much the sumptuousness of your diet and the regality of your abode will impress the friend or the stranger that steps across your threshold as the warmth of your greeting, the informal ity of your reception, the reiteration by grasp and by look and by a thousand attentions, insignificant attentions, of your earnestness of welcome. There will be high appreciation of your wel come, although you have nothing but the brazen candlestick and the plain lhair to offer Elisha when he comes to Shunem. Most beautiful is this grace of hospitality-when shown in the house of God. I am thankful that I am pastor of a church where strangers are always welcome, and there is not a state in the Union in which I have not heard the affability of the ushers of our church complimented. Cut I have entered churches where there was no hospitality. A stranger would stand in the vestibule for awhile and then make pilgrimage up the long aisle. No door opened to him until, flushed and excited and embarrassed, he started back again, and coming to some half filled pew with apologetic air entered it, while the occupants glared on him with a look which seemed to say, "Well, if I must, I must." Away with such accursed in decency frora tho hou&3 of God! Let every church that would maintain large Christian influence in community cul ture Sabbath, by Sabbath this beautiful grace of Christian hospitality. A good man traveling in the far west, in the wilderness, was overtaken by night and storm, and he put in at a cabin. He saw firearms along the beams of the cabin, and he felt alarmed. He did not know but that he had fallen into a den of thieves. He sat there greatly perturbed. After awhile the man of the house came home with a gun on his shoulder and set it down in a corner. The stranger was still more alarmed. After awhile the man of the house whispered with his wife, and the stran ger thought his destruction was being planned. Then the man of the house came for ward and said to the stranger: "Stran cer, we are a rough and rude people out here, and we work hard for a living. We make our living by liunting, and when we come to the nightfall we are tired, and we are apt to go to bed early, and before retiring we are always in the hab it of reading a chapter from the word of God and making a prayer. If you don't like such things, if you will just step outside the door until we get through I'll be greatly obliged to you." Of course the stranger tarried in the room, and the old hunter took hold of tho horns of the altar and bronghtdown the blessing of God upon his household and upon the stranger witliin their gates. Rude but glorious Christian hospitality! WELCOME GOD'S MESSENOER. Again, this woman in my text was great in her kindness toward God's mes senger. Elisha may have been a stran ger in that household, but as she found pufche haj fiomjaoiLaJiYinQ.jiiiaaioo he was cordially welcome. Wo have a great many books in our day about the hardships of ministers and the trials of Christian ministers. I wish somebody would write a book about tlio joys of th- Christian minister about the sym pathies all around him, about tho kind nesses, about the genial considerations of him. Does sorrow come to our home and is there a shadow on the cradle, there are hundreds of hands to help, and many who weary not through tho long night watching, and hundreds of prayers go ing up that God would restore the sick. Is there a burning, brimming cup of ca lamity placed on tho pastor's table, are there not many to help him to drink of that cup and who will not be comforted is stricken? Oh, for some- body to write a book about the rewards of the Christian minister about his sur roundings of Christian sympathy I This woman of the text was only a type of thousands of men and women who come down from the mansion and from the cot to do kindness to the Lord's servants. I suppose the men of Shunem had to pay the bills, but it was the large hearted Christian sympathies of the women of Shunem that looked after the Lord's messenger. Again, this woman in the text was great in her behavior under trouble. Her only son had died on her lap. A very bright light went out in that house hold. Tho sacred writer puts it very tersely when he says, "He sat on her the writer goes on to say that she ex knees until noon, and then he died." Yet claimed, "It is well!" Great in prosper ity, this woman was great in trouble. TEE SAHARA OF SORROW. Where are the feet that have not been blistered on the hot sands of this great Sahara? Where are the shoulders that have not been bent under the burden of grief? Where is the ship sailing over glassy sea that has not after awhile been caught in a cyclone? Where is the gar den of earthly comfort but trouble hath hitched up its fiery and panting team and gone through it with burning plowshare of disaster? Under the pelting of ages of suffering the great heart of the world has burst with woe. Navigators tell us about the rivers, and the Amazon and the Danube and the Mississippi have been explored, but who can tell the depth or length of the great river of sorrow made up of tears and blood rolling through all lands and all ages, bearing the wreck of families and of communities and of empires foam ing, writhing, boiling with the agonies of 6,000 years? Etna and Cotopaxi and Vesuvius have been described, but who has ever sketched the volcano of suffer ing retching up from its depths the lava and the scoria and pouring them down the sides to whelm the nations? Oh, if I could gather all the heartstrings, the broken heartstrings, into a harp I would play on it a dirge such as was never sounded. Mythologists tell us of Gorgon and Centaur and Titan, and geologists tell us of extinct species of monsters, but great er than Gordon or megatherium, and not belonging to the realm of fable, and not of an extinct species, is a monster with iron jaw and iron hoofs walking across the nations, and history and po etry and sculpture, in their attempt to sketch it and describe it, have seemed to sweat great drops of blood. CHRISTIAN FORTITUDE. But, thank God, there are those who can conquer as tins woman of tne text tonquered and say: "It is well! Though niy property be gone, though my chil dren be gone, though my home be broken up, though my health be saenhced, it is well, it is well!" There is no storm on the sea but Christ is ready to rise in the hinder part of the ship and hush it. There is no darkness but the constella tions of God's eternal love can illumina it, and though the winter comes out of the northern sky you have sometimes seen the northern sky all ablaze with auroras that seem to say: "Come up this way. Up this way are thrones of light, and seas of sapphire, and the splendor of an eternal heaven. Come up this way." We ma?-, like the ships, by tempest be tossed On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost. Though satan enrage the wind and the tide. The promise assures us the Lord will provide. I heard an echo of my text in a very dark hour, when my father lay dying, and the old country minister said to him, "Mr. Talmage, how do yon feel now as you are about to pass the Jordan of death?" He replied and it was the last thing he ever said "I feel well; I feel very well; all is well," lifting his hand in a benediction, a speechless benedic tion, which I pray God may go down through all the generations. It is well! Of course it was well. Again, this woman of my text was great in her application to domestic du ties. Every picture is a home picture, whether she is entertaining an Elisha, or whether she is giving careful attention to her sick boy, or whether she is appeal ing for the restoration of her property every picture in her case is a home pic ture. Those are not disciples of this Shunemite woman who, going out to at tend to outside charities, neglect the duty of home the duty of wife, of mother, cf daughter. No faithfulness in public ben., ef action can ever atone for domestic neg ligence. There has been many a mother who by indefatigable toil has reared a large family of children, equipping them for the duties of life with good manners and large intelligence and Christian princi ple, starting them out, who has done more for the world than many another woman whose name has sounded through all the lands and through all centuries, I remember when Kossuth was in this country there were some ladies who got reputation, honorable reputation, by pre senting him very gracefully with bou quets of flowers on public occasions, but what was all that compared with the work of the plain Hungarian mother who gave to truth and civilization and the cause of universal liberty a Kossuth? Yes, tins woman of my text was great in her simplicity. HUMILITY. When the prophet wanted to reward her for her hospitality by asking some pref erment from the king, what did she say? She declined it. She said: "I dwell among my own people," as much as to say: "I am satisfied with my lot. All I want is my family and my friends around me. I dwell among my own people." Oh, what a rebuke to the strife for precedence in all ages! How many there are who want to get great architecture and homes furnished with all art, all painting, all statuary, who have not enough taste to distinguish between gothic and byzantine, and who could not tell a figure in plaster of paris from Palmer's "White Captive," and would not know a boy's penciling from Bierstadt's "Yosemite" men who buy large libraries by the square foot, buying these libraries when they have hardly enough education to pick out the day of the almanac! Oh, how many there are striving to have things as well as their neighbors, or better than their neigh bors, and in tho struggle vast fortunes are exhausted and business firms thrown into bankruptcy, and men of reputed honesty rush into astounding forgeries. Of course I say nothing against refine ment or culture. .Splendor of abode, sumptuousness of diet, lavishness in art, neatness in apparel there is nothing against them in the Bible or out of the Bible. God does not want us to prefei mud hovel to English cottage, or un. tanned sheepskin to French broadcloth, or husks to pineapple, or tho clumsiness of a boor to the manners of a gentleman. God, who strung the beach with tinted shell and tho grass of tho field with the dews of the night and hath exquisitely tinged morning cloud and robin ri 1 breast, wants us to keep our eye open to all beautiful sights, and our ear open to all beautiful cadences, and our heart open to all elevating sentiments. But what I want to impress upon you is that you ought not to inventory the luxuries of life as among the indispensables, and you pnght not to depreciate this woman of the text, who. when offered king'v preferment responded "I dwell among my own people." Yea, this woman of tho text was great iu her piety, faith in God, and she was not ashamed to talk about it before idol aters. Ah, woman will never appreciate what she owes to Christianity until she knows and sees the degradation of her sex under paganism and Mohammedan ism. Her very birth considered a mis fortune. Sold like cattle in the sham bles. Slave of all work, and at last her body fuel for the funeral pyre of her hus band. Above tho shriek of the fire worship ers in India and abovo tho rumbling of the juggernauts I hear the million voiced groan of wronged, insulted, bro ken hearted, downtrodden woman. Her tears have fallen in tho Nile and Tigris and the La Plata and on the steppes of of Tartary. She has been dishonored in 1 Turkish garden and Persian palace and bpanisii Aiuamora. tier little ones have been sacrificed in the Ganges. There is not a groan, or a dungeon, or an island, or a mountain, or a river, or i sea but could tell a story of the outrages heaped upon her. But, thanks to God, this glorious Chris tianity comes forth, and all the chains of this vassalage are snapped, and she rises up from ignominy to exalted sphere and becomes the affectionate daughter, tho gentle wife, the honored mother, the useful Christian. Oh, if Christianity has done so much for woman, surely woman will become its most ardent advocate and its subliinest exemplification! When I come to speak of womanly in fluence, my mind always wanders off to one model the aged one who, 27 years ago, we put away for the resurrection. About 87 yoars ago, and just before their marriage day, my father and mother stood up in the old meeting house at Somerville, N. J., and took upon them the vows of the Christian. Through a long life of vicissitude she lived harm lessly and usefully and came to her end in peace. No child of want ever came to her door and was turned empty away. No one in sorrow came to her but was comforted. No one asked her the way to be saved but she pointed him to the cross. When the angel of life came to a neighbor's dwelling, she was there to re joice at the starting of another immortal spirit. When the angel of death came to a neighbor's dwelling, she was there to robe the departed for the burial. We had often heard her, when leading family prayers in the absence of my fa ther, say, "O Lord, I ask not for my chil dren wealth or honor, but I do ask that they all may be the subjects of thy com forting grace!" Her 11 children brought Into the kingdom of God, she had but one more wish, and that was that she might see her long absent missionary son, and when the 6hip from China an chored in New York harbor and the long absent one passed over the threshold of his paternal home she said, "Now, Lord, lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation." The prayer was soon answered. It was an autumnal day when we gath tred from afar and found only the house from which the soul had fled forever. Bho looked very natural, the hands very much as when they were employed in kindness for her children. Whatever else wo forget, we never forget tho look of mother's hands. As we 6tood there by the casket we could not help but say, "Don't she look beautiful?" It was a cloudless day when, with heavy hearts, we carried her out to the last resting place. The withered leaves crumbled under hoof and wheel as we passed, and the sun shone on the Raritan river until it looked like fire; but more calm and beautiful and radiant was the setting sun of that aged pilgrim's life. No more toil, no more tears, no more sickness, nc more death. Dear mother! Beautiful mother! Sweet is tho slumber beneath the sod, While the pure spirit rests with God. I need not go back and show you Zen obia or Semiramis or Isabella or even the woman of the text as wonders of womanly excellence or greatness when I in this moment point to your own pic ture gallery of memory, and show you the one face that you remember so well, ano pr-onso. nil vmir holy tp: and start you iu new coin God by the pronunciation of that tender, beautiful, glorious word,"Mother, moth er!" Mr. Roberts' Check For a Cent. A few days ago a story was published of a check for 4 cents drawn on a New York national bank and posted as a curi osity in the office of a heavy broker it. Wall street. T. P. Roberts of this city has a draft which as a curiosity out ranks the 4 cent check and is on a par with tho famonp Bank of England note for a penny. From 1880 to 1888 Mr. Roberts was postmaster at Hazen, N. D., and on Jan. 1, 1891, in settlement of his final account with the authorities at Washington, he received a draft on the postmaster at Chicago for 1 cent and signed an impos ing formal receipt, which was sent back to Washington. The draft was in the usual form, and the paper on which it was engraved must have been worth nearly its face value. Check marks upon it showed that it had passed through many hands, and it bore the signatures of those high in authority, A careful computation shows that the issuing of that draft for 1 cent cost the postoffico departmont in time and wages at least $14. Mr. Roberts has been of fered $20 for it as a curiosity, but says he won't part with it for several times that sum. Some time after he got the draft Mr. Roberts received a notifi cation from Washington that unless it was presented within six months it would not be paid without renewal, but he never has been reduced to such finan cial stra3 that he was compelled to have it cashed. So it will remain outstanding, to bn carried on and on in the books of the department, causing profanity among the clerks who are making up the bal ances and inquiring comments by new sets of officials who come into office with the changes of government. Mr. Rob erts will continue to be a creditor of the federal government in the sum of 1 cent. Paso Robes Moon. A Private Roof Garden. Those who find the city hot, dusty and intolerable have probably never spent an afternoon or evening amid the many "roof gardens" that are really tho sum mer quarters of numerous Bostonians. One of these gardens was recently visited when tho rays of the western sun were the longest. There, under a wide spread ing awning the hammocks swung, and steamer chairs with head and foot rests were most invitingly scattered about. There was a little table covered with novels, and stacks of papers were weight ed down with couvenir stones that told stories about Block island, Nova Scotia, Montana and Colorado. Another little table was well supplied with delicious drinks and dainty edibles. Around the edge of this aerial abode boxes of flowers bloomed in profusion. There were quantities of sweet peas of every hue, r.nd the chimney was covered with a trellis of scarlet runners. Bache lor's buttons gayly flirted with the mod est pansies. There were gorgeous nas turtiums and a long box of mountain ferns; also a clump of morning glories that had climbed skyward to tho top of tho trellis. But 't is at evening that the roof garden is pleasante&t, especially when lighted by the moon anil when dis tance lends enchantment to the numer ous street bands. Boston Courier. How to SCuUe Copal Varnixli. One pound of copal, three quarters of a pound of rosin and a quart of linseed oil dissolved over a slow fire. Boil 15 minutes, add 2 ounces of sugar of lead and boil the same time Blowly. Thin with spirits of turpentine. 2,228,672. Tbe ficiircs rpprpsent the number of bottles of Dr King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds, which were sold in the United Stutes from March 'ill to March '92. Each nnd every bottle was sold on a positiveguarantee that money would be refunded if satisfactory rexults did not follow its use. It never disappoints and can always be depended on as the best remedy for Coughs, Colds, etc. Price 50 c, and II At A. O. Uates. the Agricultural ment Station. Expert- (STATE ACiRK'irr.TtTRAI. Experiment Station, Burlington, Vt, 523. Culletin No.37, Newspaper Bulletin No. 10. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR PART I. The present report covers the work of the station from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1892, though a part of the work in the test of corn fodder and ensilage extended into the year 1893. The financial report cov ers the year ending June 80, 1892. Publications. During the year four bulletins have been issued as follows: January No. 27. Tests of Dairy Ap paratus. April No. 28. Plant Diseases. 1. Potato Blight and Rot. 2. A New Potato Disease. 3. Potato Scab. 4. Apple and Pear Scab. 5. Oat Smut. May No. 29. Analyses of Licensed Fertilizers. June No. 30. Tho Results of the Bounty on Maple Sugar. Changes In Station Staff and Equipment. Few changes have taken place in the working force during the year. Mr. C. W. Minott resigned his position as hor ticulturist of the station. Mr. D. D. Howe of Brookfield, Vt., has become the farm superintendent and Mr. E. H. Powell the treasurer of the station. During 1892 the equipment of the station was increased by the addition of 30 acres to the farm for a pasture. It also be came necessary to build an addition to the creamery to accommodate the stu dents of the dairy school. The "Work of the Year. There has been no notable change in the character of the work the past year from that of previous years. Most of the lines of investigation can be grouped under the headings, Fertilizer Control, Pig Feeding, Plant Diseases and Their Reme dies and Dairying, in the broadest sense of this latter term. The results obtained in these several lines will be very briefly sketched in the following report: Fertilizer Control. As required by law, this station has made analyses during the year of the various brands licensed for sale in this state. Tho results have shown that the farmer has obtained plant food in the fertilizers at about the same price as dur ing the previous year. All of the fertili zers have been up to their guarantees. A comparison has been instituted be tween the results of the fertilizer inspec tion in Vermont for the years 1883 to 1893 inclusive. Some very interesting facts are brought to light. Tho retail price of fertilizers has dropped steadily during these nine jTears from $37.90 in 1885 to $32.33 in 1893, or a fall of $-5.58. At the same time the composition of the fertilizers has somewhat improved. There was a decided improvement dur ing the years 1888 and 1889, since which there has been a falling off in quality, but the average goods in 1893 are worth about $1.50 a ton more than the goods of 1885. It is evident then that the farmer at the present time is getting more plant food for his money than he was eight years ago. A dollar in 1893 bought as much plant food as $1.24 in 1885. On the aggregate fertilizer business of the state this amounts to a large sum. It means that the farmers of this state are saving $50,000 yearly from what the same fertilizers would have cost in 1885. Many Influences have combined to produce this result, and there is no doubt but that the work of tho station in sampling, analyzing and publishing the results broadcast over the state has been one of these influences, and by no means tho least. Pig Feeding. The work in pig feeding during the past year has been a continuation of that of previous years, the general idea being to ascertain the best and most econom ical way of using the skimmilk from the dairy for tho production of pork. The experiments conducted seem to show '.jii"ii.i-"'r skimmxllr -nroflnrpfl inst as BkiiflTuiik. Where there was any differ ence, it was in favor of sour skimmilk. This corresponds with the results ob tained in a similar investigation a year ago and seems to indicate that the farm ers need not be afraid that they are los ing money every time the milk soura on the way home from the creamery, and creamery men need not go to any ex pense or trouble to so handle the skim milk as to sterilize it and keep it sweet. Two ounces of cornmeal to each quart of skimmilk has yielded the pound of pork at the least cost of food. A larger amount of cornmeal has produced a more rapid growth, but at an increased cost for food for each pound of pork above its market value. During heavy feeding in preparation for market, 13 quarts of skimmilk daily to each pig, with all the cornmeal that would be eaten, produced a more rapid growth and at less cost per pound than six quarts of milk under similar condi tions. A method of feeding during the earlier months which tends to the development f bone, muscle and digestive organs, tather than the formation of fat, pro vides a foundation on which greater profit will be made when' heavy feeding begins in preparation for market. Any method of feeding which furnishes bulky food tends to the larger growth of the stomach and intestines, and a larger per cent in shrinkage in dressing. Watery food has the same influence. The eight pigs in these tests increased in live weight 1,918 pounds, which sold for $112.91, while the food they ate cost $73.68, a profit of $39.23. The grain they ate cost $44.11, which subtracted from the amount for which they sold leaves $68.70 as the amount realized for the 10, J12 pounds of skimmilk they ate, which is equivalent to 35 cents per 100 pounds. The fertilizing value of the food was $38.09, or 51 per cent of its market value. Owing to the high price of pork at the time they were marketed, they could have been profitably fed to a greater weight than in our previous experiments, but even at 7 cents a pound, dressed weight, they yielded no profit during the last period after they weighed on the average 230 pounds apiece, and at or prices for pork p'ofit would have at about 200 pounds live weight. Potato might. It has been definitely ascertained that spraying potato vines will help to pre vent the damage from potato blight. Trials with 12 different preparations showed that the strong bordeaux mixture gave the best results, though good re sults were also obtained from bordeaux mixture and molasses, from weak bor deaux mixture from modified ean celeste. The gain from spraying varied widely. On the average in the tests tho gain was about a hundred bushels. In other words, the crop from the sprayed plots was just about double that of the un Bprayed. Three applications of the bor deaux mixture produced J.m tho average about one-third more gain than two ap plications. The bordeaux mixture costs about 1 cent per gallon. To make threo applica tions requires from 200 to 500 gallons per acre, and the cost for labor in apply ing is about $1 an acre for each applica tion. The total cost, therefore, of spray ing potatoes varies from $3.50 to $9.75 per acre and averages about $0, so the profit for spraying is many times the cost of the application. The increased yield obtained whero the plants are sprayed is principally due to the longer life of tho vines, allowing them to grow a larger yield of potatoes. There are two potato blights, named in order to distinguish them the "early" and tho "late blight." It is known that the late blight can bo prevented by tho bordeaux mixture, and tho indications are that much of the damage from the early blight can be prevented by tho same. Spraying for the early blight should begin the first week hi July; tor the late blight not until tho last of July or tho first of August. Other Plant lMxeascs. Much time has been spent by the bot anist in investigating several other plant Work of diseases. It was found that whero the red cedars in the vicinity of an apple or chard wer destroyed that (lie apple rust, previously very bad in the orchard, entirely disappeared. A large orchard was sprayed thoroughly for the preven tion of tho apple scab, but tho season was so wet the solutions were washed off as fast as applied, and the resulting gain in crop was not equal to tho cost of tha labor. Several greenhouse diseases have been investigated and much information ob tained concerning their occurrence and characteristics. The experiments for their prevention have not yet progressed far enough for a report. A peculiar trouble found on the tomato plants, and which seriously reduced tho crop, was found to be due to an excess of water. Oat Smut. Further experiments have confirmed the results obtained a year ago that soaking the seed oat3 in hot water en tirely destroys the smut. An i.icreaseof yield in addition to that produced by the smut spores has been reported by several investigators. In the tests made last summer no such increase was observed. A very extended investigation showed that tho loss from oat smut in this state, where native seed is used, is about 1 per cent, and therefore not large enough to demand the use of the hot water for any other treatment for disinfecting the seed. It also showed that the average loss from oat smut where western seed is used is much greater than where native seed is used, being in the samples examined over three times as great. W. W. Cooke, Director. A Creat Chess Player. For more than 30 years Mr. J. II. Blackburno has played chess. IIo is now 50. Ho has played 15 game.i blindfold simultaneously. After such a contest, however, it is said that he o.;tn:ot sleep for hours. He often discards the game for weeks, declaring that after a hard fought match the sight of a chessboard becomes hateful to him. It is said that tho first time he overplayed Steinitz was at a club, where some friends anxious for sport managed to bring them to gether. Their identity was kept secret from one another, and each thought the other some ambitious amah .sr. After tho opening moves, however, both real ized that it was to 1 a hard :;-:it. The game lasted nearly four hours and end ed in a draw. London Tit-Bits. Iiclict; In the War Oilicc. There is an old clock in the office of the secretary of war which is the only piece of furniture that was there v. : en Jeffer son Davis was secretary of v.v r ii) years ago under President Franklin Pierce. The cloc k, which is a specimen of what was in stylo iu the way of mantel time pieces during the empire, is covered by a glass case and still keeps perfect time. Over the mantel on which it stands is an other glass case containing the flag that was wrapped around Lincoln's casket on the solemn march from Washington to Spnngnel l. Ills., in 1865. Philadelphia ledger. iVhen Baby was sick, we gave her Cantoris. When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla. When she became Miss, she clung to C'astoria. When she had Children, she gave them Castori Old friends are best. Thousands of butter-makers think so. They are com ASHTONid 1 ing baclc to the use of ASHTOiN'S and HIGGIN'S "EUREKA" other brands. For sale every where. FRANCIS 0 M0UIT0N &. CO., Agents for U. S. and Canada, 29 Broadway, Now York. HTHE KIND 1 8 THAT CURESg O. TIT.I.OTSOX, liakcrsik-1(1, Vt. i"l CONSIDERED PATENT MEDICINES j A HUMBUG I" ICead What a. ti. A.. It. Command j er Muy. -DANA'S- " A GREAT BLESSIXG TO ME ! "I I Dana Saiisapariila Co.: i (fKNTS: Kor some time I have lnvn troubled Jwithiny 14. idm-y, bring obliged to prt up twt r three tiim-s a n in-lit. T wua nUt n-rrntlv tmithli-t: )y day. Cuuld not ride fifteen miles without stip I ing two or three times. Could -iot sfciy in chun h tliroujrh the service. My family phvKirmn failed to ilielp inc. Then 1 tried other iiiiVMiVians, but to 1:0 B;mrpose. Then I tried other remedies but got 110 - n-iici. Dvyiui 10 uu amriiiui. x iieuru or a DANA'S g I SA11SAPA1ULLA B hut paid no attention to it as I considered patent! medicines a huuibti. One day my wife culled iiivmi nttctition to Rev. Mr. Clarke's teslimoniut. 1 knew- tfQ 19 Father Clarke, and I ktn w his statement inusl jgj te true, lie would not endurso a humbug. SoJ I went to Pcriey & J)uvni's mid bought a bottle. !J Q When this was gone, I was bo much better I got? -anothert and when I had taken two l4tttH IHH yzH'Ould go to Im?I and wtay nil nlulit. C'nn? Es-' to church and t:ty through the service without; :my ln veil iein. It bus bv a great mIIkhIiic to m. Youra respectful! v, 55 m liakcrBlield.Vt. 8. 0. T11XOTSOX. g gf Okn Ti V? send you testimonial of Mr. Tlllot-tr EF3:on, who is a prominent member of society, IwinjiBa rlisKtlctt rthe JPVnce Commander of th .it . A.. K. loMt, nnd lias held all of the p5 Kjjftowii ofl !'. Yourrftrnlv, TKZ y Bukerslieid, t. I'KHi.KY & DirVAI. jg gj Dana Sarsaparilla Co., Belfast, Maine, Entirely VEGETABLE MANDRAKEl AND ASURE CURE FOR COSTIVENESS Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Diseases of tho Kidneys,Torpid Liver Rheumatism, Dizziness, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite,Jaundice, Erup tionsand Skin Diseases. Price, 25c. per bottle. Bold by all Prngclsti. KURT, MBHSOH L0KT, hops., Burlington, Tt. Dr. ACNEW'S Rheumatic Pills WILL CURE ALL RHEUMATIC TROUBLES. ALL DRUGGISTS. aS3SS2 Sold by Ilall & Cheney, Morrisvillo. rURKA HUE SALT J ' DA1RY6.TABLE USE j Cheshire. E Ml AND. i id m&WM " Bo You Ride a Victor ? ..---vri. If you ride why not ride the best? There is but one best and it's a Victor. OVERMAN WASHINGTON, BOSTON, Lan & Campbell, ' fir i f 7wM 5: 1 LirffHL- , Vtf. Mm -iSS;m mj mill ihj muu iu W09Mmm0 set tho best. C. S. WILDER, Agent, Morrisville. E. E. FOSTER. Pianos and Organs I have also on hand a nice line of NEW YORK anjos and Violins Bridges, Cases, &c. These good3 are marked LOW for CASH. "J E. G. WILSON, Morrisville, Vt. The Standard Is a Practical Llachins, Appreciated by Business Men. It I a li-nuI-MiiniMy furiiislicil combinntinn desk, money drawer, anil cashier, with combina tion lock anil registering attachment. It rec rils both cash and credit sains. It records (lis- iMiirs.-mciM,.. il ui-iiii. -n iiMMii-y mm 111 011 dispute. It will keep different lines of goods 11 inaKeM a careiess man careiui. ji Keeps an Honest nun lioneHt and a thief will not tav where it is. It will s:ive in convenience, time and money, enough to pay for Itself many t'mes over. Kadi machine boxed separably ami warranted for two years. rr full particulars ad dress, STAN DAItD MKU. CO.. Kast Stroudsburg. Pa.; or J. S. IS EM I AM, Agent, Milton. Vt. Your Favorite Home Newspaper AND The Leading Republican Family newspaper of the United, States ONE YEAR FOR ONLY $1.75. The lews and Citizen gives all the uews of Town, County and State, and as much National newa s any other paper of its class. 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WHY V CO ylarHl,HE-TIie ,d flrm f " H- Cko88 and C- H- r,,os8 SoN haye ma,,e th"m for ItKrAUHE TIih sumn workmen have baked thorn in the factory for .10 yearn, ".ii A"AIJ! 1 ,lp 1,,,Mt ,f "'I i. they are Imkeil in oveim with HoapHtoiie bottoiUH.whirh KeepH tliem inoiHt. ermp ami tomler n (treat while longer than if Imkeil in oveim with iron " m. i v-'ei'.,-. . f-'""'' "" kern cannot he baked on iron an on Boapstone. Ito sure to rail lor MO.N 1 1'hLlhK CKACKKKS," and you Ket the fluent there are made. 0. H. CROSS & SON, Manufacturers, Montpelicr, Vermont WHEEL CO. DENVER, SAN FRANCISCO Agts, IVTorris ville,Yt NO. Q. Remember tlte M & Will lias been pronouncedthe best by the most compe tent authority in the world. Try it before . 1 1 x tss) u I have a large stock of MONUMENTS and Headstones in my shop, so a customer can Bee just the piece of work he is to have U'llpll llC trmlpR for it Thin nios n-itma much better satisfaction thanhuying irom pnotograpn nnd sample, when in nine cases out of ten you don't get what YOU THINK YOU BUY. Come and see me. I will give you a GOOD CLASS 01' WORK AT LOW PRICES. Morrisville, Vt. Cash Register ai-cnuni. it enables you to trace transactions Ii separate. It shows transactions of each clerk WEEKLY TRIBUNE and gives all the general news of the - $2.50 ono year for only $1.75 begin at any time. NEWS AND CITIZEN. On Pages FARMS, VILLAGE RESIDENCES, TIMBER LOTS, Horses, Wagons, Sleighs, Farming Tools And a large line of Household and Miscellaneous goods FOR SALE! Low Prices. As Administrator of the Estate of R. S. Page, I hive a large collection of Personal and Real Estate to close out. I have also some Real and Personal property of my own which I have concluded to oiTer at prices which will sell it. Below find a partial list. Besides the item? herein named are a large number of miscellaneous articles in the line ot Household Goods, Farming Implements, &c , too numerous to mention. I think an examination of the property will convince any candid examiner that if anything is wanted in the line of goods offered, he can make it lor his interest to embrace this opportunity to purchase. Liberal terms of payment given on approved paper. Ono TSM-Story Dflrollln In Hyde lUrk vilhue; froO'l niza, good comli. won. K'od location, has barn, jtardtm, water. I'iacs li riculy wortti 100J ; will sell it for 8D0 1200 down, balance SO per year. One Dwelllnar Eouss on Hyda Park street; small but well located, froo.1 condition, good garden, barn, water. Tua place rents readily for $ J ptr year ?,nf,ou?n.t to ba worth (Wd to any one wantiu a placj in Hyda i'arlc villa. Will sell it for 4-jO 130 down, balance 50 par year. . Good BullUnar Lot In Hyde Park village. To an enterprising and Indus tnous youn man who can raise '203 dollars to put into land and labor. 1 will lurnish the timber, lumber, stone, brick, nails, glass, doors, sash, shingle, an 1 lime, wherewith to build a respectable house, and allow payment therefor to be made in i3 semi-annual payments. The building lot contains from one to three acres as the purchaser deiires. Price from $li to 2 W according to land taken. Sixty Aorei Timber Land in Johnson. This lot is lease land and not suoject to taxation, out is aubjeut to an annual reutal of li Will Bell my equity for $1.50. I never siw tha lot, but am iifjrmjJ that it is within two miles of a saw-mill, no bad hillj bHwjsn mill an I lot. a i l is raprdsjiit-I to me to be cheap for any man desiring a l??in jib. Tarnn, ) djivn-$V) in one and $30 in two years ; two dollars pjrlli iminJ stu n )v& reserved until 1 am paid. 0a Paiturs &nl Suzw Lot In Hyde l'ark. 70 acres of land, good, new sugar-house, new Uellows Falls evaporator, liVi sap buckets, souts, store tubi, draw tubs, etc., all in good condition, and the pasture Bald to ba the bust pas ture in Hyde Park of its size. Will sell the whole thiug Including sugar tools for $700-200 down, the balance 50 peryear. 0n Farm-110 Acrei-situated in what is known as C.rennfleld, near bcoueld s mill, with house, two barns, hop hous, sheds, water, orchard, good soil, fair buildings for a low-priced farm and Is a bargain at $l;M0. Will sell nie wuuio ior aown, uie Daiance 50 per year. Ono COW, 8 years old, red, good milker, in go.xl condition. Would sell for $M. . 0n Two-Seatol Sllo-bar SasraT, leather top, upholstery in g I slupa, with lamps, pole, thills; cost i7i in Itiston and, although second hand, is practically as sound as new. Will sell for 1(0. One nearly new twa-seated Covered SaM7t U-npi. p ! Never lias bum run loo miles all told. Will sell lor luu. Ono One-Horse Lumbar "WijJn. l.iiiev'n make, in go.xi condition, fUUd with sand boxes, practically sound. Will sell for $10. Ono Twa-Horso Lumbar TCazon. J.UleyV mike, has ben imxl only a short time. Came from shop this summer. Cost $71, will sell for M. One Soven-yjar-old height about 15 hands, weighs 2"t pound t, color dark bay, black points, sound, goixl driver, safe and kind. Worth tlb, will sell for ihj. Ono Four-year-old Colt Mare, color ml, height about 14 bands, weighs 750poundn, sound, ponv built, fairly well broken single ant double. IJmnI serviceable mare, will make a good family horse. Is fairly worth $.J; will sjll for $73. One Two-year-old Mare Colt, biy, about II hands high, weighs otiO pounds, sound. Worth t3, will sell for 50. Ono Two-year-old Horge Colt, black, about 13J hands high, sound, weighs 710 pounds. W oixu $7o, will soli for .V. .One Two-year-Old Horse Colt, bay. txut W bands high, weighs lilO pounds. Worth $u, will sell for 4i. One Whitoley Mowing Machine, will sell for $i5 00. One liuckeye Mowing Machine, will sell for 23.00. One Horse It ike, nearly new, will sell for 11.00. One Hay Tedder, will still for 30.i. One Acme Harrow, will sell for 10.00. One second hand Ivers lluggy, willsll for 25.00. One 2 Horse Dump Cart, will sell for 20.00. One 1-Horse Dump Cart, will sol I for 20.00. One cheap Kxpress Wagon, will sell for $10. One Ames Plow Co. Swivel Plow, nearly new ; cost $l7.5i) will sell for $12. One Harrows Steel Mouldbaard Swivel Plow, will sell for .5.0). One Acme Harrow, Polo andS at, will sell for 8.03. One Swivel Plow, will sell for 3.00. One Li:;ht Pony lluggy, will sell for 25.00. One Harrows Flat hand Plow, will sell for 5.00. 50 tons of Fertiling Silt. TaisSilthu bn usvl by a largj numbjr of Lamoille Co. farmers during tin past saisin, a id the verdict is wall nlg'i unanimous that it is che unr fun any c n.nrcial fertilinr. Si'ei htr hieti larger in '03 than in any three years previous. I'.ifli-s purchasing salt will b entitled to equal quantity of bast qualities of fresh liui ) at 7i) ciuts pjr b irrjl , or if selected lime, 5.5 cents per barrel of 200 lbs. One good one-horse Sleigh, ma lo by Moulffoimryof II irJwick. IVics new $ 5.00, will sell for $27.50. One extra quality, fine finish, two-soatud Sleigh, oit new fully 125.03, will sell for 0i.50. One second-hand Wheel Scraper; pnej new 4'J.OO, will suit for 25.0J, One second-hand Chicago Iliad Scraper; pricj new 13.03, will sail for 5.0J. One carload Cedar Shingles, just received, price low. In addition to the above I have to offer several Coal Heating Stoves, bnth new and Becond-hand ; Wheelbarrows, Scales, a Piano, Second-hand Iteming ton Type-Writer, Desk, Copy 1 toss, Window HI i iids, Hicoiid-liiiid Wiud)wjf MatMe Dust, Calcined Haster, Ktc.t Etc., Etc. HYDE rAEE, VT.. As;. IS, Ooluniiio Liberal Pay-Day. CARROLL S. PAGE. 1693.