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NEWS AND CITIZEN, THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1896.
7 BURIAL OF A POPE. Impressive Ceremoulals That Follow the Death or the rontiff. "When the death of the reigning pope (iraXTg near, the cardinal secretary of ftate informs the d.cr.2 ?f snored col lege, who tsumnious his cOileugnra to the "rcjidence of the dying man. The car dinal yicar issues orders that prayers be offered in the Roman churches ; the car dinal penitentiary attends the bedside of the pope, to whom the sacristau of the pfpe'a chapel administers extreme unc tion. As soon as maybe after death has occurred the body must be formally rec ognized by the cardinal camerlingo, who, in obedience to an ancient custom, first knocks thrice on the door of the bed chamber. Getting no answer, he enters and taps tbrice with a silver mallet on the dead Dwn's forehead and thrice calls him by name. No response coming, tlva camerlingo declares that the pope ia dead. Thenceforth the camerlingo is the most important of the cardinals, having charge of the preparations for the con clave, of the government of the palace and of the transactions with the repre sentatives of foreign powers, to whom he officially announces the pope's death. The papal guard of Swiss halberdiers attends him when he goes out ; his arms are stamped on the medal of the vacant eee; he takes an inventory of the prop erty in the palace and affixes seals to the dead pontiff's papers. But in order to prevent him from overstepping his au thority the sacred college appoints three cardinals a bishop, a priest and a dea con who are called the heads of the orders, and whose business it is to over see his acts. They serve for three days, being replaced by others chosen in rota tion. Meanwhile the great bell cf the capi tol, the so called "Paterine, " has tolled the news to the citizens in Rome. For merly this was the signal for unlocking the jails and for unrestrained disorders, Brokers used to set up booths where pools, as at a horse race, were sold on the probable next pope, enormous sums ' being squandered in this species of gambling. More recently that scandal has been less cpen. Every one is on tip toe with excitement. Churchmen as well as laymen display an eagerness out of tune with the grief in which the church is officially declared to be plunged. For during tho novendial, or nine days succeeding the pope's death, the celebration of his obsequies and the mourning for his loss are supposed to absorb universal attention. His body must first be embalmed and then at tired in funeral apparel. When masses have been said over it in tho presence of the cardinals, it is removed to St. Peter's, where, on a magnificent catafalque, it lies in state. Finally, on the ninth day, tho public funeral one of tho great pageants of the world takes place, aft er which the body is coffined and laid away in the temporary receiving tomb, to rest there until, when the next pope dies, it is lowered into the crypt of St. Peter's for permanent burial. Needless to say, the funeral cere monies of the novendial cause no abate ment in the preparation for the con clave. The day after the pope dies as many cardinals as happen to be in Rome meet to confer. The oldest of their num ber, tho dean of the college, presides. They swear to preserve tho utmost se crecy concerning all their proceedings. They renew their oaths of allegiance to the holy see, binding themselves to dc fend and guard the rights, prerogatives and temporal possessions of tho church )up to tho effusion of blood. ) Then they discuss questions of immediate urgency, listen to the reading of the laws govern ing tho election and hear the camer lingo's report of his business. Tho con gregation reassembles each day, its mem bers being constantly increased by the arrival of cardinals from a distance. William R. Thayer in Century. Parliament Clerks and Civil Service. Popular situations and desirable ones are clerkships in either house of parlia ment. In 1887 tho clerk of the house of commons, Sir Reginald Palgrave, in troduced tho system of limited competi tion. There are usually one or two va cancies annually, and the obligatory part of tho examination, besides the usual subjects, embraces constitutional history and Latin, while- the optional subjects include Gretk, French, German and mathematics, of which subjects tho candidato may attempt two only. The examination fee is '(i, and the limits of age are 19 and 25 years. Cle rks between tho ages of 19 and 24, whoso parents do not reside 111 London or the vicinity, must be provided with such a place of residence as shall meet with the ap proval 01 tho clerk of the house of com mons. The whole clerical staff in this house numbers 34, and the salaries run from 100, the figure at which a junior be gins, to 1,000, at which the remunera tion of the principal clerk culminates, The staff of clerks in the house of lords is smaller, but is recruited in a similar way, the only important difference in the examinations being that French is in this caso compulsory, Italian taking its place among the optional subjects. In tho house of lords' staff thrro are 18 clerks, with salaries running from 100 to that of the chief, who yearly draws 1,200. Besides these, many have extra allowances which run from 25 to 450. Vacancies occur but seldom. There has been no appointment made since 1890. Chambers' Journal. Little Senna of Humor, A story is told in an Irish paper illus trating the curious absenco of tho sense of humor in tho late Mr. Parnell. At the original constitution of tho Laud League a certain Mr. A. J. Kettle was ia tho chair. It fell to Mr. Pamell's lot to Hove a vote of thanks to the chairman, in the course of which ho said: "I need hardly observp, gentlemen, that in Ire land tho namo of Kettlo is a house hold word. " It was plain indeed he after ward confessed so much that he had Dot tho faintest intention of making a pun, and, though everybody else saw tho j'ke, nobody dared tc laugh. TRIBUTE TO A MOTHER. Interview with Charles II. rinkham. Ma licious Stories About Lydia K. rinkham Never Having; Existed Refuted. Son of the Famous Lynn Benefactor Tells of Her Kindly luterest in Womankind and her Actual Personality. Times-Heralel, Chicago. Lydia E. rinkham, who ia eo wide- y known by the benign face in the celebrated patent medicine advertise ment, is not, as many people sup pose, a myth. To this fact there is no stronger evidence than her son, Charles H. Pinkham, whom the Times-Herald reporter had the pleasure of interviewing to-day. Lydia Finkham a personality has probably never been described in any of the publications illnminated by her kindly portrait, but that she was a liviDg force in the world was a posi tive fact. Charles H. Finkham passed through Chicago the other day on his way to spend a vacation in the West. To a representative or tne Times-Herald he spoke feelingly of his mother and the painful impression that prevails in some quarters as to her non-existence. "Of course," said Mr. Pinkham, the mere idea is absurd to me, her son, who knew her to be the kindest, sweetest, gentlest mother in the world. She was all her portrait speaks her to be, and her whole life was given up to doing all the good she could in this weary world." SIMPLE LIFE AND SYMPATHETIC. "Her life was simple and her heart wull of sympathy and tender feeling. After the business grew with almost miraculous rapidity, she devoted her entire time to it, or at least to that branch of it which related to corre spondence with women seeking her advice, and her pleasure was in that duty. I am proud to say that my mother was not a myth, and that there was not a drop of selfishness in her make-up. Mrs. Pinkham was unique among the makers of proprietary medicines She was the first to print her portrait in her advertisements, and that face has seldom failed to warm the heart of anyone who has seen it. Mr. Pink ham carries a portrait of his mother in his pocket. It is the face of the ad vertisement sure enough. Lydia Estes that was her maiden name was born in Lynn, Mass., and before her marriage she taught school in the little Yankee town. Her parents were Quakers, and it was in that simple fraternity she exhibited her early ideas of kindness. Her husband was a successful real-estate man, and possessed considerable wealth. There were four children, two of whom Charles H. Pinkham and Aroline Chase Pinkham survive, and who now own the business equally. FIRST BREWING ON A STOVE. Mrs. Pinkham had for years brewed the compound that now bears her name, on her kitchen stove, and had given it away to her neighbors. When the panic of 1873 came Mr. Pinkham, senior, lost his fortune. It was while the family were in strait ened circumstances that one day two ladies drove to the Pinkham resi dence and asked Mrs. Pinkham to sell some of her already famous com pound. This fact t suggested the bright idea of making the medicine in quantities and offering it for sale. What followed, every newspaper reader knows. She insisted on carry ing on her own correspondence, shar ing her work with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles II. Pinkham, and she soon came to' be regarded as a public benefactor. This title she de served in ample measure. When she died she bequeathed her place at the head of the business to her daughter, who to-day, with years of experience and study, and by the aid of a corps of assistants, person ally attends to the great mass of cor respondence that flows in and out of the big concern in Lynn; and that bond of confidence so thoroughly es tablished between Lydia E. Pinkham and the women of America, whereby they were enabled to talk freely of their private illness to a woman, has never been broken. It has been the aim of this great woman's children to carry on the work begun by the mother in the same spirit of kindness that charac terized her whole life. Lydia E. Pinkham is more than a dispenser of medicine. She is a fact in history. Old People. Old people who require medicine to regulate the bowels and kidneys will find the true remedy in Electric Bitters. This medicine does not stimulate and contains no whiskey or other intoxicant, but acts as a tonic and alterative. It acts milelly on the stomach and bowels, adding strength and giving tone to the or gans, thereby aiding nature in the performance of the functions. Elec tric Hitters is an excellent nppetizer and aids digestion. Old people find it just exactly what they need. Price 50c per bottle at II. J. . Dwinell's drug store. The merry click of the lawn mower is heurd. What We Inherit We ore not to Maine for. We cannot be held rexpoiiHilile tor theeliKpoHitionsand tendeneieH which we derive from our ancestors, nor are we responsible for the genua of elisoiiHe which may manifi-st theniaelves in our blond as a heritnge from former Kcnerntions. Hut we are roHpoiiHiblo If weYillow throo gcrnm to de velop into serious (JiNeuseg whkh will impair our UHufulueHS and deatroy our happiness. We are responsible if we transmit to our dewendi'nts the dmeuae (fe-rms which it is pos sible for us to eradicate by the use of Hood's Sarsapnrilla, the one true blood purifier. This medicine hns power to make rieh, reel blood and establish perfect health In place of diseaHe. Don't "run down" your own town. TIRED SALESWOMEN. EMPLOYERS SHOULD BE MORE CONSIDERATE. Interesting Statement by a Young Lad in Brooklyn. In the vast retail establishments of largo cities, many women are em ployed as saleswomen. Men formerly held the positions that women now hold, -i and while women'sor frauism is less strong than men's they are expected to do the same work. Their duties compel them to be on their feet from morning to night, and many of them, In a short time, contract these dis tressing complaints called " female diseases." Then occur irregularities, suppressed or painful menstruation, weakness, indigestion, leucorrhera, , general de bility and nervous prostration. They are beset with such symptoms as dizziness, faintness, lassitude, ex citability, irritability, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy, "all-gone" and " want-to-be-left-alone " feelings, blues and hopelessness. In such cases there is one tried and true remedy. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound at once removes such troubles. Th following is a sample : " My dear Mrs. Finkham : After writing you, and before your answer came, 1 was too miserable to go to the store, and so lost my position. That was five weeks ago. I am now back again in my old place, and never felt so well in all my life. Ihe bear ing down pains anel whites have left rce, and I am not a bit nervous or blue. Life looks brighter to me. I don't get tired, my temper Is real sweet, and I could scream right out sometimes for j Your Vegetable Compound is my stand by. You don't know how thank ful I am to you for sav ing me from suffering. Every woman in my position should know of your won derful remeely. I never 6aw you. DU5 I love you for being so good to me." Ewrn W. 6th Ave., lirooklyn, a. I. Forty-Sixth Annula Ktatenirnt National Life Insurance Co., Montpelier, Vt., JANUARY 1, 1890. ASSETS. United States. State, municipal anel other bonds anel warrants (n aiket value) $1,438,934.70 Loans on bunds and mortgages (first Hen) 4 622,419.45 iteai usiaio 7(i3,tiU3 ft Loans and Hens on policies of Nat. Life 1119. Co, 1,3S7,9"1.91 Interest due and accrued, 3iJl,0c6.kt Unreported and deferred premiums (net) 3(15,903.75 Cash in banks, , 237,7U9.Sa 812,147,753.21 LIABILITIES. Computed reserve (Actuaries' 4 per cent) $10,253,71-9.24 Extra reserve on Life Rate Endowment Policies, 359,570.30 Losses", endowments, surrender values and dividends in process of payment, 89.ffl5.li Surplus (4 per cent basis) 1,442,778.50 . $12,147,753.21 Fald policy holders since organization, $12,100,091.30 M.742 Policies In force Insuring ),7-'3,643.uo 7,523 Policies issued and revived In 195, insuring SI5,H(9.C53.00 CIIART.E3 DEWEY, Pres. GEO. W. HEED, Sec. STATE OF VERMONT, ) iNSlrKANCK DHPAKTMKNT. I The undersigned Insurance Oonuniss loners, hereby certify that pursuant to law, they have this elity miuie the customary examination of the afl.-'rs of the National Life Insurance Com pany ef Montpelier, Vermont, and have verilie l its schedule) of assets, by the production and coniji irison therewith, f the securities repre sented therein, and find them to agree with the respective Items eif the company's annual state wilt, for the year ending December 31, lti5. Dated at Montpelier, this Slh elay eif Jan. 189G. (Signed) Chauncky W. Hkownku,. Sec ef State, Hknuy F Fiei i, State Tre asurer. Insurance Commissioners of Vermont. DE WITT'S Witch Hazel A well kncn cure for piles Cures obstinate sores, chapped hands, eczema, skin diseases. Makes burna and scalds painless. We could not im prove tho quality if paid double the price. The best salve that experience ean produce or that money can buy. IT CURES PILES. A LADY'S SWISS WATCH Stem Winder, with Chatelaine, GIVEN AWAY with $20.00 worth of DEXTER BROS. PURE READY MIXED PAINT Send for Color Card and Photograph of Watch. DEXTER BROTHERS, Paint Manufacturers ES ind 67 BROAD ST., BOSTON, MASS. 1 f i v a r CAPPOTINF CARROTINE, The Cilt Edge Butter Color. That! Gives Butter Bright Golden Color, brings Big Trices. IP your mer Write Us chant has net ..... I. - , 7 BUl, it, l. you don't . know of its merits, & c.tB. liiHtnmpssent us will bring von a larue sample. AGENTS WANTED. ADDRESS I N. S. CAPEN & SON, BRANDON, - . VERMONT. Forty Million Dollars of Surplus is behind the guarantees in the new policy of The Equitable Life Assurance Society and there are a great many guarantees. THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, 120 Bkoadwav, S. Y. AGENTS WANTED. W. H. S. WHITCOMB, GENERAL AGENT, Burlington, - Vermont. Probate Court.--Lamoille District. PROBATE NOTICE. Until further notice, a Probate Court fer said District will be helel at the Court House in Hyde Park, in Saiel district, on each Monelav, Weelnedav anel Saturday, from 9 a. in. to 13 in. and irom 1:30 to 4 p.m. Guardian accounts will be settled at such times as are fixed by previous arrangement. Accounts ot Execu tors and Administrators should be filed in the Probate Office when applicatlem is made for notice oi llie settlemei t tnereof. EDWIN V. WHITE, Judge. Hyde Park, Vt., July 13, 1891. Estate of Chastina Child. COMMISSle)NERS' NOTICE. The undersiirneil, havinc bceo aunoiutccl bv tlie Honorable Prot.ate Court for the District of Lamoille. Commissioners, to receive, examine ana neijust all claims ami elt maims or all ner- OOwaifrA" 1 '"V'MLiLit'K''"! 'Mte f iffue i';u hrin said IiTmm; rueensiMl, and all claims exlnbiteel in offset thereto, hereby give notice that we will meet for f ?ie pu'i poses aforesaid at the office of F. R. Child on the 3(itb elay of June and 30th elay of September, next, from 1 o'clock p. m. until o'clock p. m. each of said elays, and that six montns tiom tho 6 tn elav ol March. A. l), lfclKi, is the time limited by said Court for said creouors to nrcsent tneir claims to us lor exam. inntion and allowance. Dated at Hyde Park this 30th elay of JIarch A. 1). 1MIU. 1 . xl. jAUK, C. A. KNIGHT, 29 Commissioners. Estate of Marcus A. Taylor. COMMISSIONERS' NOTICE. The undersigned, having been appointed by the Honorable Probate Court for the District of Lamoille, Cemiiiiissioners, to receive, examine, and aeljust all claims and demands eif allpersems aizainst the estate of Marcus A. Tayler, late of Johnson in saiel elistrict, deceased, and all claims exhibited in offset thereto, hereby give notice that we will meet feir the purposes aforesaid ut the dwelling house eif said Warren A. Taylor, on the 2m! day ot June, anil 2nel elay eif Sept., next, from 1 o'clock until 4 o'clock p. m. each of said elays, anil that six months from the 1st elay of May, A. 1). 1896, is the time limited by saiel Ceiurt for said creillteirs to present their claims to us for examination and allowance. Daleel at Johnsem this 6th elay of May, A. 1). ltiJii. KUGK.NK 1. GROW, SAMUEL V. EATON, 29 Commissioners, Estate of David H. Farnsworth. WILL PRESENTED. State of Vermont, District of Lamoille, ss In Probate Court, held at Hyelo Park, In said Dis trict, on the uth day eif May, A. D. 18M. An instrument, purporting to be the last will and testament of David H. Farnsworth, late of Stowe in said elittrlct, deceased, being present ed by Orlo E. Luce, tbo Executor, for Prev bate, it Is ordered by saiel Ceiurt, that all per sons concerned therein be notified to appear at n session tlieri'of. to be belli at the Probate Olllce in Hyde Park in said district on the 1st elay of June, A. 1). is i, at lu o'clock, in the forenoon, and sheiw cause, tf ny they have, against the probat ) of said will; for which pur poses it Is further ordeivd, that this order be published three we;eks sue cessively in the News and Citizen a newspapi'r piiute;el at Morrisville and Hyde Park in this State, previous to said time of hearing. By the Court. Attest, 29 EDWIN C. WHITE, Judge. Estate of Edson Slayton. LICKVHB Te 8KI.I. Slate eif Vermont, District of Lamoille, ss. In Probate Court, held at Hyde Park, within and feir said district, em the 25th elay of April, A. D. mo. Charles F. Slayton. Administrator of the es tate eif Kdson S'ayton, late of Wolcott, In saiel distiict.eli'ceased, makes application to sale! Court for lii'ense to sell all of the real estate of said deceased, representing that the sale is neces sary fur the payment of debts anel expenses of aelimiiistratltiU. Whereupon it is ordered by saiel court, that said application be referred to a Mission thereof to lie hold at tho Prediate Olllce, in said Hyde Park, on tlio ilifh day of May, A. D. Ix'.W, for hearing and ilee'isiem thcrcon; and, it is turlher ordered, that all persons interested be notified hereof, by publication of notice of said applie'-alion ami order there on, time weeks sue-cessivelv in the News and Citizen, printed at Morrisville and Hyde Park before said time of hearing, that they may appear at said time mid place, and if they are cause, object thereto. By the Court. Attest, 27 EDWIN C. WHITE, Judge. Estate of Joseph Andrews. WIIX presented. Btatn of Vermont, District eif Lamoille, ss In Probate Court, held at Ilvdu Park, within and for said District, on the 2:ird day eif April, A. D. 1MH8. An instrument, purporting tei be the last will ami testament of Joseph Andrews, late of Johnson, in sale! district, deceased, being pre sented by Geei. E. Monlelth, Ihe Executor, for Probate, It Is einlereel by said Court, that all pi'rseins conceriieid therein lie notilH'el to appear at a session thereof, to be helel at the Probate OITlce in Hyde Patkiu said district on the luth day eif May, A. D. 1896, at lit o'clock in the forenoon, and show cause, if Buy they have, against the probate of saiel will; for which pur pose It Is further ordered, that this older be published three we'eks successively In the News anil Clll7.cn, a newspaper printed at Morrisville ami liynn 1'ara in tins mate, previous to salu time of hearing. By the Ceiurt Attest. iiT r.DWJiN c. white, Judge, FARMERS ATTEI SECURE YOUR FERTILIZING SALT BEFORE IT IS GONE, One Person Has Ordered Four Carloads, 63.50 PAYS FOE A TON OF IT, FREE on toari Cars at our Bids-House at Hyde Park. Its Popularity Constantly Increasing ! Head vhat our Leading Frcm S. W. Newton, No. Hyde Park, Vt. I Spread one ton of salt on four acres and sowed to oats, all of it steep side hill, upem which have never known any manure to be drawn. Had sowed some two acres to oats for 3 successive years and obtained more last year wnere 1 usea sail man in tne inree previous years altogether. It is much cheaper and re sults as good, if not better than commercial fertilizers, for small grains and on dry or sandy BUll. From E. M. Davis, Johnson, Vt. Sowed half a ton on two and a half acres of land last season and lecelvtd as good oats as I did when I used 15 leiads of manuie to the acre. Shall use two toiis this yiar. From A. L. Jennings, Wolcott, Vt. Have nsed the salt for killing paint-brush. It has always kiiltd whertver used for that pur pose From S. C. Town, Caely's Falls, Vt. Have ueed yemr salt as fertilizer with satis factory results. Shall use it in the future and recommend others to try it. From John Duffy, Pleasant Valley, Vt. Bought a carload last year for myself and other farmers. We foiinel It a chfap, No. 1 fer til zcr. Have never yet heard where it did not give terfect satisfaction. From H. F. Hayford, Eden, Vt. Am fully convinced that as a fertilizer for oats it is the best and cheapest in the market. Used 500 pounds to the acre in place of manure with gooel results. From Geo. Courser, Johnson, Vt. Results very good on oats and barley, but a failure on my potatoes. Think perhaps I put on too audi. From IT. E. Kneelanel, Johnson, Vt. Used salt in '93 on various creips with good results, but best results to oat crop. Turned over several acres of worn out grass land and sowed it at the rate of 400 lbs. per acre with no other fertilizer, also used it on oat stubble of previous sowing, and in both cases as good re. suits were obtained as when I used barn ma nure. Think it is the cheapest fertilizer for the money invested that I have used. Intend to use more the coming season. From Mrs. Ella A. Quaid, Johnson, Vt. Tiave used your salt for the last five years with very gooel success. Last year used salt, ashes and lime on eiats and new stocked land, also salt alone on potatoes. Think it just right for dry laud. Intend to use more next year than la?t. From Wm Reaves, Johnson, Vt. Used a ton of your salt Inst year on rats, grass, buckwheat and fodder corn. Hesults gooel on all except buckwheat. I used 100 lbs of lime to 200 lbs. of salt. From John A. Leary, Jericho, Vt. Gave me as good crops as I had on my farm. Used it where I sowed oals and seedeel down. Used stable manure alongside. The salt was ahead. Used 2,000 lbs. last year. Intend to use more this. From J. M. Stconbcrgc, Greensboro, Vt. Used It to kill paint-brush. Put Hon when in bloesini. It killed every plant it touched. From J. W. West, No. Hyelo Park, Vt. Results very gooel. Think it the cheapest fertilizer I can get on most dry soils. First come, first served; send your orders early. Best Nova Sco tia plaster 90 cts. for 200 lb. bag. Slacked lime 25 cts. per 100 lbs. Good farmers say that $10 in vested in a mixture of fertilizing salt, ashes and either lime or plas ter, will go further on light, worn out soils than $30 in high-cost commercial fertilizers, while salt alone for many crops will repay its cost several times; a fact abundantly proven by the letters published above. Address, stating the amount you wish saved for you, C GB PAGE, Hydo Park, Vt. ACME GRANITE (harriers, Cutters A SPECIALTY OF Barre and Other New England Granites, ALSO IMPORTERS OK SWEDISH AND SCOTCH GRANITES. Parties contemplating putting in Granite Monuments will do well to call on us. We can furnish a monument like cut, base 2' 4" x 2' 4", monument to stand 7' 6" high, well polished and well finished in any foreign or domestic granite, at the low price of $175.00, set in any cemetery in Lamoille County. Will always be glad to quote prices. INIorrls vllle, Vermont. Faxxnexs say at out it : From L. G. Tcrrill, Johnson, Vt. Mixed a ton of salt, 5 barrels of lime, two bar rels of leached, and 4 barrels of unleachedf ashes, anel sowed on lire acres of oats. Coulit see a decided improvement over the acre that had none of the mixture. Think It paid me fully twice its cost. From A. W. Edwards, Jcffcrsonvillo, Vt. 8owcd 5,000 lbs. on 10 acres of very poor.badlv run out land. Used no manure. Threshed outs 367 bushels oats, and (here were several bushel wasted by a severe storm just before harvest. Think the use of salt gives more grain and bet ter quality. Gives good results on dry land. From Ex-Selectman A. C. Davis, Hyde Pari, Sowed half ton ol your salt on two acres ot ground. Ground not in good condition. Had raised two crops before on same lanei with very . little manure. Result, a geiod crop of oats, and the oats wcigheel more than 32 lbs. to the bushel. Think salt good for dry, light soil. Shall use more next bcuson. From W. S. Newcomb, Eden, Vt. Used it on oats. Made Btraw stiffer and brighter and less liable to lodge anil rust and the grain heavier. The best fertilizer, consieler ing its cost, that I can get, especially on light, elry soil. Keeps the ground moist and insuros a better cate;h where it is desired to sow grass seed with oats. From James Atwel', Eden, Vt. Used salt on olel meadow land that had mowed 12 years, then plowed and soweel to oats with out manure. Got 52 bushels of oats irom two bushels sowing. On another piece sowed threo pecks of bailey and got two bushels ou pollypoil Iirake land that was all played out lor grass. Shall use more next season than last. From Thomas Jacobs, Johnson, Vt. The salt proved better than I expected. Shall use more the coming spring. From J. D. Langdell, Cambridge, Vt. Have used salt several years and think it pays. Does good both to crops and land. I know it makes oats taller and the straw stifTcr and less liable to lodge. Shall use more this year than latt, From E. A. Allen, Moirisviilc, Vt. I think It helps to brenk up the mineral mat tcr in the soil and retain the moisture. It strengthens the straw and keeps it from rusting. Consider it the cheapest fertilizer I have ever used, when used in limited quantities with ma nure. From H. II. Eaton, Morrisville, Vt. Used 1200 lbs. on threo acres of oats last spring. Think it more than doubled the crop, and the straw ilul not rust a particle. Think money invested therein will pay more than, double and that it is one of tho best fertilizers I can get From Hiram Smith. Wolcott, Vt. Have sold my farm and have not much use for salt, but that w:hich I had or you did so well thak if 1 owned a farm should use tons of it. From Ex-State's Atty. J. W. Page, Jefferson vllle, Vt. Used suit on piece of sod ground, phosphnta on aelja cent piece. Sowed entire piece to bar ley. The salt sowed piece of grounel produce d the better crop at less than ball the expense. From D. C. Melvin, Greensboro, Vt. Used salt mixed with my Bhccp manure to keep from heating. Iiy using a peek of salt to a loan It would prevent heatniK anil I think makes t he manure better. COMPANY, L Polishers o