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15 THE WluKED WEEVIL. Unole Sam Will Try to Stamp Out the Grain Destroyer. Crop Worth Millions of Dollar! Are Eaton Ever Year by the Little i'eits New Remedies to Be Adopted. The pernicious weevils are making themselves no-obnoxious in this coun try that experts of the department of agriculture are now engaged in making a special Btudy of them. Every year they destroy many millions of dollars' worth of stored cereals in granaries find elevator. Iu fact, the question how to fight them íb one of serious and growing economic Importance. Strange to Bay, very little scientific at tention has been directed to these in fects up to date, and not much is known about them. It is reckoned that they cause an annual loss of over one mil lion dollars in Texas alone, and in 1803 the corn crop of Alabama was dam aged by them to the extent of one mil lion six hundred and seventy thou hand dollars. There are about forty species of these insects, some of which are beetles and others moths. .Nearly all of them are assisted Immigrants, having been im ported from abroad in cargoes of grain. In this manner they have been distributed by commerce to all parts of the world. Three of the Bpecles actually live in the kernels, while the others feed on the ptarchy contents. (Jrain infested by them is unfit for human consumption and has been known to cause serious ill ness, It is poisonous to horses and is not wholesome even for swine. 1'ou' try, however, find It palatable and nu tritious. The moths especially are so prolific that t lie progeny of a Blnglepaii in a twelvemonth will number ninny thousands, capable of destroying sev eral tons of grain. Fortunately, the in crease of these pests is checked to some extent by natural enemies, among which are spiders that inhabit mill and granarles. In the ileitis they are preyed upon by birds and bats. One uf tho worst of these Insects U the familiar "granary weevil," which in mentioned In the (eorgles of Virgil, Its ravages made it known long before the Christian era. It is native to the region of the Mediterranean. Ilavlne, been domesticated for so long a time, it has lost the use of its wings. Th female punctures the kernel with her snout and inserts an egg from which is hatched a little worm that lives in the hull and feeds on the starchy in terior. Quite as bad as this beetle is a moth that comes from the Mediterranean re gion also. The larva, which is known in the United States as the "fly weevil," does most injury to corn and wheat. In six months grain infested by it losen forty per cent, in weight and seventy five per cent, of its tarchy matter. In eldentally. it is rendered totally unfit for food,' and bread made from wheat infested by the insect is said to have caused an epidemic recently in France. The pest was noticed in North Carolina as early as 1728, Another wicked imported bug is the "rice weevel." It originated in India, whenco it has been distrbuted by com merce all over the world. At present it does as much harm as any other known insect, being a serious pest in the Mouthern states. In the tropics gener ally it does enormous damage. For merly, when long voyages were necesr sary in importing grain from the east, it frequently destroyed whole cargoes, having plenty of time to multiply. The adult beetles of this species cause much irouble in storehouses and groceries by invading boxes of crackers, rakes, yeast cukes and macaroni and barrels and bins of flour and meal. They can subsist for months on sugar, and sometimes they burrow into ripening peaches and grapes. A new grain-destroyer has recently attracted attention in this country, i.nd has earned for itself the title of "scourge of the flour mill." It is the "Mediterranean flour moth." The cater pillar spins webs which make the flour clotted and lumpy, so that the machin ery in the mills becomes clogged and has to be stopped for a considerable time. The larvae prefer flour or meal, but they flourish also on bran, prepared cereal foods and crackers. This subject Is considered of such im- portance that much space will be de voted to it in the forthcoming Year Book of the department of agriculture. The remarks made therein are based upon recent study of weevils and their habits by Mr. F. II. Chittenden, of the bureau of entomology. Fanners are informed that the best remedy for such mischief is bisulphide of carbon, which may be applied In moderately tight bins by simply pouring the liquid into shnllow pans or on bits of cotton waste and distributing them about on the surface of the grain. ! The Btuft rapidly evaporates, and the apor, being heavier than air, descends and pennentes the mass of grain, kill ing all insects as well as rats and mice which it mny contain. X. Y. World. Official Directory. FKDEKAL. Delegate to Congress Governor Secretary Chief Justice riiomas B. Catron. W. T, Thornton, Lorlon Miller, . Thomas Smith, N. f. Collier. 1 II. It. Hamilton. X. H. Lauxlilin, t Associates If. I. Buntz. J W. It. Wnl ton. Clerk Third Judicial District Charles F. Ensley, Surveyor Oeneral hurles M. Shannon, U."S. Collector I. It. Ilenimlnuwuy, U.S. District Attorney Edward L. Hull. II . S. urshal 11. W. Loomls, Deputy U.S. Marshal J. W. Fleming, V. 8. Coal Mino Inspector .1. II Walker. Santa Fe Kejrlstcr Land Office l'edro Deluudo, Santa Ke Kec'v'r Land Office John D. Bryan. LnsCruces Keif'r Land Olllce J. 1'. Asen rule, Las Cruces, Kec'v'r L'dOHIce Klchard Yoiiiik. Koswell Heit'r Land Office . 0. Cosirrove, Koswull, Kec'v'r Land office W. V. Boyle, Clayton. Keu'r Land Olllce H. C. Plekuls, Clayton, Kec'v'r Land Office TBIllilTOItlAI,. J. P. Victory, ' Solicitor Oeneral J. II. Crist. Santa Fe. District attorney K. L, Yoiiiik, Lus Cruces, " " T. N. Wilkerson. Alh'mie. " " A. II. ilarllee. Silver City, II. M, DauKherty, Socorro, " " A. A. Jones, Las VeKas, " " John Franklin, Eddy, JoseScvura, Llorarían U.S. Clancy, Clerk Supreme Court E. II. Hcmimnn. Superintendent Penitentiary Geo. W. knaeliel, Adjutant Generas Samuel Eldodl. Treasurer Marcelino Garcia, Auditor Anuido Chavez, Sunt, of School 1 M. S. Hart. Coal Oil Inspector COIMIT Oír PIUVATB LANDCf.AIMS. Joseph It. Iteed. of Iowa. Chief Justice. Associate J si lees -Wilbur 1". Stone, of Col orado; Thomas C. Fuller of North Carolina; William M. Murray, of Tennessee; Henry ('. i Sluss. of Kansas. I Matt G. Iteynolils. of Missouri. United ! States Attorney. COUNTY. It. V. Newshain. N. A. Bolleh. K. M. Yoiiiik. liaylor Shannon, A. It. Laird. T. N.Uhllders, G. 11. Brown. J. X. I'pton. A. J. Clark. Thomas Foster It. T. Link. J. W. Flenilnif. II. Ahr.iham. Win. F. Loreiiz, Fra -k Wrlnht. I S. H.'vllhurn. Prohate Judge Treasurer Prohate Clerk Sherilf Collector Assessor Surveyor Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner School Superintendent CITY Mayor Treasurer Clerk Attorney Marshal BOAIID OF KDUCATION. ('. Bennett, It. L. Powel. Win, Brnhiu. He Stacked. A traveling man just home from u far western trip has brought with him something new in linguistic novelties. "I was eating dinner iu a restaurant way out west," he said, "and as I fin ished the bustling waiter girl scorched up to me and asked in u fast express sort of tone: 'Do you want any des sert?' 'Yes, I will take some,' I answered. 'Well, then, stack!' she de manded, in an impressive tone. 'Stack ! ' I repeated, thinking it was something new to eat, 'what's that?' 'Why, pile your dinner dishes up,' she impatiently explained. So I 'stacked' all the little dishes on my plate and she scorched off with them and brought me three kinds of pie, two kinds of pudding and some frozen custard," Louisville Courier Journal. COINCILMEN. M. K. White. Martin Maher Jas. Glllett. Geo. I). Jones. FIltB IIKI'AKTMKNT. St. Genrite Kobluson Chief lionlan Bradley ' Assistant Chief ('. C. Whltehill Foreman. It. it. Hose Co. Steve I'hle Foreman, J. V. F. Hosu Co V. F. Lorenr. Foreman. Hook and LadderCo Hllv.r City Tost Otttie. Olllce open dally except Sunday from 8 n.ni l o 7 ii. ni. Open Sunday from 8 to 8:3U a.m.. and one hour after arrival uf railway mall. M 'iiey onier department open dally except Sundays from H a. m. toll p. in. M ill closes for Fort Bayard. Central. Han over, Georgetown and all railroad points dal ly at 7 4i a. iu. Mull closes for Mogollón and all Intermedi ate imltils at 8 a. in., Mondays, Wednesdays rn I Fridays. I Mall closes for Pinos Altos dally except : (-undiiys at I.8J p. ni, j Mall arrives from the east, west and south 1 da ly at i p. m. Mail arrives from Mogollón and Intermedi ate points ut 7 a. m Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Mall arrives from Pinos Altos dally except i Sundays 'itUillu a. in, I I.. A. Skki.i.y. piwtmastrh.