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THE USES OF HONEY.
A honey enthusiast thus sums up the
merits of his favorite sweet: A free,
regular and constant use of honey is
probably the best medicine for throat
troubles there is. It is a wholesome and
economical substitute for butter, being as
a rule half the price of that article.
Honey is of more service in our cooking
than many people imagine. Honey may,
indeed, replace sugar as an ingredient in
the cooking of food. In rice puddings
the writer invariably uses honey instead
of sugar; the flavor is much more deli
cious. For preserving most kinds of
fruit honey is far preferable to sugar, as
it has the quality of preserving for a
long time in a fresh state anything
that may be laid in it or mixed with it,
and preventing its corruption in a far
superior manner to sugar. For many
medical purposes honey is invaluable.
To town residents who may be jaded
and look care worn after the excitement
of late hours, when the skin becomes
dry, red and harsh looking, try the effects
of rubbing gently a thin coating of honey
on the face before going to bed. It is one
of the finest cosmetics in the world.
WORK AND HEALTH.
Work is Heaven's ordinance, but they
who work without food, or intermission,
or rest, violate the divine arrangement,
and doom themselves to unknown and
incalculable evils. The very persons who
have profited by their unwise exertions
will call them fools for their pains, and
they will be obliged reluctantly to admit
the appropriateness of the designation.
On the other hand, those who are careful
of health and strength, who provide
things needful for the body, and who
treat themselves as well as sensible men
would treat a horse or an ox, will find in
the end that they can do more work and
better work than by the opposite plan;
and that they will be prized, and loved,
and honored, not only for what they have
done, but for what they are; for their
vigorous manhood and womanhood, their
healthful personality which images forth
the likeness to Him who hath made
Good manners are a part of good
morals, and it is as much your duty as
your interest to practice both.—Hunter.
Trust him little who praises all, him
less who censures all, and him least of
all who is indifferent to all.—Lavater.
A careful record has been kept at Yale
college during the past eight years, with
reference to the physical condition of non
smokers as compared with smokers. It
has been found that non-smokers are
twenty per cent taller, twenty-five per
cent heavier, and have sixty per cent
more lunpr capacity than smokers.
HOP NEWS AND NOTES.
Quite an amount of last year's hops re
mains in the hands of grnweri in central
New York. TheOtsego Farmer says that
a careful estimate places the number of
bales in Ot^ego orranty at B.OOJ. There is
little activity in the foreign m rket and
large growers seem inclined to hold for
an advance. Small lots however are be
ing taken in at 14 to 20 cents. In the N.
Y. city market Pacifies are held as high
as New Yorks, grade for grade. Choice
are quoted at 20 and 21 •._>' cents; common
to prime 15 and 20 cents. London advices
show a little more activity with a tend
ency in favor of buying.
The ruling price of good hops at Sound
stations last week was 14 l o to 15 cents.
It is reported that Mr. Fawcett, of Au
burn, still holds lor a blflthftf price his
'92 and '93 crops. Hope he'll get there,
but the outlook is not very encouraging.
It was rumored here last week that the
Meekers were contracting Oregon 1894
hops at 1") cents per pound and were
ready to make advances thereon. A very
Buyers estimate that between 050 and
700 bales of Yakima hops remain in the
hands of growers. In the state growers
hold about 3,500 bales.
The Northern Pacific warehouse at Pay*
allup contains 270 bait*. At Auburn
there are a little over GO) bales.
Many lainb3 are so weak when they
come into the world that they live but a
short time and other 3, which keep their
hold on Hffl, make only a slow and feeble
growth and never become first class ani
mals because for a few weeks during a
critical period their duma were not sup
plied with nutritious food.
The dehorning of cattle is bec:ining pop
ular in all parts of the country. A New
York dairyman recently said in a conven
tion that last March he had fifty head of
cows dehorned. Since then he has not
known one cow to attempt to hook another
fastened in the stanchions One man can
put them up as easily as two did before.
Five cows will drink from a trough formerly
monopolized by one. It takes the fight out
of them and is :\ humane operation there
fore. It is cruelty fr> animals to leave the
dangerous weapons on Many other dairy
men talk in the same strain.
SEEDS, TREES, BEE SUPPLIES.
We carry nothing but FIRST QUALITY
goods; you can afford nothing else. FAIR
DEALING is our motto. Give us a trial
Opposite N. P. depot: Cor. West & Columbia Sts., Seattle, Wash.
Mr. Fred Heel has returned from his
eastern trip and is now looking after
irrigation affairs at Prosser. A lar^'e part
of the machinery for tho irrigating
station has arrived and will be put in
place at once.
News from Ellensburgh is to the effect
that renewed effort is to be made to com
pete the Middle Kittitas Irrigation canal
which was stopped by injunction two
years ago. The supreme court has legal
ized the bonds. This canal is a district
enterprise and it is proposed to bond the
district for the $150,00J to $200 000
required. The area to be watered com
prises about 23,0,10 acres. The proposi
tion is to complete the canal the present
season The directors will work to that
The Oregon-Washington Irrigation com
pany has completed arrangements for
constructing reservoirs in the Blue moun
tains for the storage of water for use in
Okanogan county will not lag behind.
A move is on foot to improve 60,000 acres
by means of irrigation.
The Wenatchee, Pine Mission and
Brown flats are likely to be watered by a
ditch starting at Peshastin creek and run
ning along the south side of Wenatehee
river. The surveys have been completed.
The canals, ditches and pipe lines of
Riverside, California are valued at over
$1,C0J,000. But they have made a pro
ductive oasis worth a great many times
A San Jose orchardist last season sold
the fruit from an 80 acre orchard for
$25,000 and got the cash. This is a little
over $300 per acre for the entire orchard.
He irrigates by pumping machinery—an
expensive way but it pays with that kind
The subscription is $1 per year, and its
publishers' statement that it id worth $2 in
gold seems to be about right, judging from
the number before us. We welcome it to
the ranks.—Blame Journal.
Neatly made up and ably edited —Sprague