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C0RVALLI8 SEMI-WEEKLY. SiSSiSt"b.vi-,S.i?i7ie.. i Consolidated Feb., 1899. COR7ALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1900. VOL. I. NO. 32. A CHANGE ABOUT THE PLACE. The place don't, seem just like it did be fore she went away, It's all so still and lemesome not a word from her all day; The old mare whinnies still when I go to the stable door, But, somehow, things seem different since she ain't here no more. The vines creep up along the porch just as she trained 'em to; The flowers grow along the fence, just as they used to, do; The house is left just as it was, but still it seems, to-day, As if it wasn't just the place from which she went away. The sun still gets to peepin' in that win dow over there Along to'rds breakfast time, and there's her high-backed rockin' chair; The creek's still flowin' where it flowed the water's cool and clear But still, somehow, it ain't the place it was when she was here. The hedge still fences in the lane, just as it did when she Would come, at dinner time, and call across the fields to me But where that steeple peeps above the hill she's sleepin' now. And everything's got all turned 'round, It seems to me, somehow. This doesn't seem like home no more, and often through the day I get to thinkin' 'tisn't her, but me that's gone away That she's at home there on the hill, a-callin' soft and low. And that I'm goin' back, and glad it's nearly time to go. Chicago Times-Herald. NEWPORT IDYL L r- -i HE ballroom at the Casino was jP aglow with light and pulsing with music. The ball was at its height a moment before supper. Standing near a door was a young man whose features were drawn and white, and whose set lips made a pic ture sadly out of place in that gay throng. His dark eyes followed a slim, graceful girl, with a crown of golden hair and tender, violet eyes, whose dark, long lashes lent them a pathetic look just then. They seemed to be seeking for some one, but whoever they sought was not found until the dancers had twice made the tour of the room. Then the two pairs of eyes met for a second. Those of the girl had a wistful, questioning look; those of the man an expression of stern relinquishment. The music ceased just then, and in the little ensuing flutter they lost sight of each other in the crowd. The man, with a sigh so deep as to be almost a groan, turned away, and, scarcely knowing how he reached there, found himself seated in an easy chair on the wide porch. He gave himself up to bitter reflections. "I must be crazy to come here to n!ght. I might in time have learned to forget her, but to see her again, so Bweet and so far off. I could not ask her to marry me now on 'little or nothing a year.' She has been brought up to wealth and luxury. It is part and par cel of her daily life, and I would be the most brutal of brutes to ask her to share my poverty. Poor little Nellie! She didn't look any too happy, either. Well, Jim, if you are not a coward you will start now and go so far away that Bhe will never hear of you again." Just at this stage of "Jim's" reflee tions, several persons came along, and in their gay conversation Jim had no part. He half rose to go when he heard his own name mentioned. In spite of the old proverb about listeners, he re mained In his chair, which was In deep shadow. "Poor Jim Alden! Did you see him? He stood by the door looking like the ghost at the feast. What a pity that he went on Wall street! He might have known better. He seemed to be par ticularly cut up when he saw Miss Bur ton dancing away and never even look ing at him." "I hear that Miss Burton's engage ment to Lloyd Appleby is announced." "What, that old man! Well, he's roll ing In wealth." "She did not need to marry money." "The ways of women are past finding out." The figure in the dark corner glided away swiftly. He had borne all he could. He strode on down toward the Point, scarcely knowing where he was going, until with a sudden sense of a new pain he found that he was stand ing by the rocks where he had sat only two days before with Nellie. Then the hot sun blazed down and the beat pulsated from the sand and sea below, and the rocks above, and then, too. there was not the knowledge that he had lost every dollar he had in the world. The long line of silver light laid across the water suddenly wavered and grew blurred and dim as his eyeq filled, and a sob was wrung from the aching heart. He remembered the dimpled lingers that had clasped the parasol, the odor of flowers at her breast, and the clinging against h!s cheek of a few strands of golden hair tossed there by the wanton wind. He stood there, a black outline against the moonlit water beyond. Back at the Casino another little drama had been enacted. Nellie had seen more than her trained features had shown, and she knew that unless she acted promptly she would have looked her last upon Jim. Suddenly Jim was more to her than all the world. All the other men and women in the world were effaced from her heart and mind as utterly as if they did not exist. She must find Jim she must. Out on the wide portico she flew, with her Aunt Elinor and Mr. Appleby be hind her. Jim was not there. With the prescience of love she knew where she should find him, and snatching a white scarf from her aunt's shoulders she said: "Aunt, you and Mr. Appleby wait foi me: I am going to find Jim." "Nellie! Nellie! You will compromise yourself fatally- " "I don't care; I love Jim!" "Nellie!" But Nellie was gone. Mr. Appleby smiled as, under the cover of the shadow of a column, he said: "Let her go, Elinor. Nellie is right. Jim is worthy of any good woman." "But he is poor." "That he isn't. I brought the news to him that he had just inherited a bigger fortune than he lost. He doesn't know it yet, and, Elinor, we can all be mar ried together. Eh?" "O Lloyd.1" "We've waited long enough, dear, I think." Nellie flew like a white angel down to the Point, her slippered feet scarcely touching the ground. Yes, there was Jim. Was he about to commit suicide, as he stood there so rigidly still? Nellie caught her breath, and then advanced slowly, stilling her throbbing heart by a miracle of will power, a power such as is only given to womankind. "It's a lovely evening. Mr. Alden, Isn't it?" she said, quietly. "Nellie, little Nellie!" said Jim, in such a transport that it is lucky he couldn't -see the sudden color leap to Nellie's cHeeks. "I beg pardon, Miss Burton. I forgot for a moment." "There is nothing to forgive." "Ah! Where is your aunt and Mr. Appleby?" asked Jim, stupidly. "1 left them on the porch, settling the date of their wedding day." Boston Globe. People Eat Far Too Much. A Philadelphia physician of note, Dr. Edward H. Dewey, claims to cure al! sorts of diseases by starving his pa tients. The brain, says this practitioner, never loses weight in either sickness or starvation. Usually the mind remains clear when the body has wasted away. The head is the power-house of the body. The stomach is run by brain power. When the stomach does too much work it makes too great a de mand upon the brain. "For more than twenty years," writes this doctor, "I have permitted my sick to do without food so long as there was no desire for it. Not a mouthful was enforced in any case, not one mouthful denied on the first hint of hunger. "In this I have had all the medical text-books and the entire medical pro fession as authority unquestioned against me. That food Is needed to sustain the strength of the sick has never been a matter of question with the medical profession. "Many of my sick have gone for more than a month without food. One very sick, in bed for more than a month with acute rheumatism, was able to walk about the room on the forty-sixth day before the first food was taken. An other patient, a woman of 57, went until the forty-third day before she broke her fast, and without any omis sion of her ordinary duties. A diseased stomach was cured as the result, and now, after five years, there has been no return of the trouble." Physicians are pretty generally agreed that Americans eat too much especially too much meat The no breakfast habit may not be so very silly after all. Gen. Staple's Lost Mare. In an old file of the Hartford Cour ant, of date Oct. 7, 1777, is an advertise ment sent to the paper by General Stark of Bennington fame, which shows that military hero to have had an excellent command of language and much cause for indignation. Twemy Dollars Reward. Stole from me the subscriber, from Walloomscock, in the time of action, the 16th of Au gust last, a brown Mare, five years old, had a star In her forehead. Also a doe skin seated saddle, blue housing trim'd with white, and a curbed bridle. It Is earnestly requested of all committees of safety and others In authority, to ex ert themselves to recover said thief and mare, so that he may be brought to jus tice and the mare brought to me; and the person, whoever he be, shall receive the above reward for both, and for the mare alone one half of that sum. How scandalous, how disgraceful and ignominious must it appear to all friendly and generous souls to have such sly, artful, designing villains enter into the field in the time of action in order to pillage, pilfer and plunder from their brethren when engaged in battle. JOHN STARK, B. D. G. Bennington, 11th Sept., 1777. His Theory. A novel explanation of the cause of thunder showers was once given a so journer in a little Nova Scotia town by one of the inhabitants. "Do you know what makes thunder?" the Nova Scotian inquired of his guest "I've got a theory of my own, and I call it a pretty good one." "I should like to hear it," was the diplomatic reply. "Well," said the host, slowly, "my idea this: You know we hear about the air circulating and circulating all the time. . My notion Is that the pure air from above comes down here in sum mer, and gets foul with all the smok and dirt and grease; and then the hea drives It up again Into the clouds, and when it gets up there it's pressed on all round by the clouds coming together, and it explodes! That's my theory, of course," he added, with becoming mod esty, "other folks may have others." , Sugar in Germany. In thirty years Germany, from being little more than self-sustaining, has be come the largest sugar-expesg country. CHILDREN'S COLUMN. DEPARTMENT FOR LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS. Something that Will Interest the Ju venile Members of Kvery Household Quaint Actions and Bright Sayings of Many Cute and Cunning Children. Barefooted boys and hens form a curious partnership in the making of a pair of fine gloves. Thousands of doz ens of hens' eggs are used in curing the hide3, and thousands of boys are em ployed to work the skins in clear water by treading on them for several hours, says the Philadelphia Record. When a wonian buys a pair of kid gloves she speaks of her purchase as "kids." If the clerk who sold her the "kid" gloves knew the secrets of the glove-making business he might sur prise his fair customer by telling her that those beautiful, soft, smooth-fitting "kid" gloves came from the stom ach and shoulders of the 3-weeks-old colt, whose neck was slit on the plains of Russia, and whose tender hide was shipped, with huge bundles of other colts' hides, to France, where they were made up into "kid" gloves; or he might, with equal regard to the truth, tell her that those gloves in the other compart ment once darted from tree to tree In South America on the back of the ring tailed monkey. And if he made the rounds of the store and could distinguish one skin from another he could point out "kid" gloves made from the skins of kan garoos from Australia, lambs or sheep from Ohio or Spain or England, calves from India, muskrats from anywhere, musk oxen from China and other parts of Asia, rats, cats and Newfoundland puppies. But the Russian colt, the four footed baby from the plains where the Cossacks live, the colt from the steppes of Siberia, where horses are raised by the thousand, supplies the skins which furnish the bulk of the dainty cover ings for my lady's hands. The Whirling Pea. Stick a pin through the center of a pea, then obtain a straw, clay pipe stem or anything with a small hole through it. Now if the p!n be inserted in fh-tube and It be held straight up ward and blown through, the pin will leave the tube and circle rapidly around it, the pea meanwhile remaining sta tionary in the air. Playtime in Italy. In Italy they have very few games, but the little Italian boys and girls ex icel you in one pastime-that Is model ing. A little Italian boy will pick up a clump of clay in the street and model you a horse, or dog, or cow in no time, and a more experienced boy will at your request speedily reproduce the lit tle bimba (baby) stretching out her hands, or the herdboy blowing his horn; in fact, almost anything you like to ask him for. The favorite game both among boys and men seems to be one called "flashing fingers." Two men or boys place themselves opposite each other, and at the same instant each throws out his right hand, with so many fingers open, or so many shut or bent upon the palm, and each of the players, also at the same instant, cries out the number made by adding the number of his ad versary's open fingers to his own. If both cry right, of course the throw counts for nothing. As a boy gains a point by hitting the right number, he marks it with a finger of his left hand, which hand is kept motionless. Five points make the game, and when the thumb and four fingers of the left hand are extended, then the lucky owner of that hand cuts a caper, and cries, "Done I have conquered!" The Italian people say that the very best actors of Italy come from Naples, and the reason they give Is that the people all speak in pantomime, even the children being too lazy to talk, so they make signs to each other instead. Since Willie Goes to School. Since Willie goes to school, the days Are always full of peace, And in a hundred little ways The cares of life decrease; The halls are littered up no more With blocks and tops and traps; No marbles lie upon the floor, But are we happier than before t- j Ah, well perhaps perhaps! I .TV: - -'. -:' " Since Willie goes to school, the cat 1 Lies dozing in her nook; There are no startling screeches that Make all the neighbors look; His playthings are all piled away. No books bestrew the floor; But T have found a hair to-day. Deep-rooted, glistening and gray, That hid itself before. Since Willie goes to school, I hear No pounding on the stairs, Nor am I called to help my dear Make horses of the chairs; A sense of peace pervades the place, And I may be a fool To shed the tears that streak my face. But a boy is in my baby's place, Since Willie goes to school." Chicago Times-Herald. Another Search for the" Missing Link." The German biologist, Haeckel, has been so captivated by the discovery of certain fossil remains In Java that he means to go out there himself and in stitute further investigations, says the New York Tribune. The bones referred to were found by Dr. Dubois anout six years ago, and were believed by the lat ter to belong to a species intermediate between the highest apes and pre historic man; In fact, the "missing link." Dr. Dubois called this creature Pithecanthropus Erectus. His opin ions have been received with favor by many scientific men, among them Prof. Haeckel, who has never ceased to ad vocate the importance of i making further excavations In the district of Java where Dr. Dubois found the re mains. Had Seen Slater. It was Dot's first visit to the country, and she was very much interested in the pigs' curly tails. At last an Idea occurred to her. "Auntie,-" she said, "does uncle put pigs' talis In curl papers every night?" Tommy Was Sight. "What is bread chiefly used for. Tommy ?" asked the teacher of a small pupil In the Juvenile class. f 'To spread butter on," was the logi cal but unexpected reply. "How Awfully Greely." "How awfully greedy you are!" said one little girl to another. "You took the biggest apple from the basket Just as I was going to take it myself." Beetle's Eye a Camera. Thousands of years before the In ventive genius of men discovered the multifold mysteries of photography and worked out the problem of the lens the little beetle was carrying round with him a snap camera of the most unique and interesting character. This camera was provided with at least 100 photo graphic lens, each perfect and in na ture's finest working fettle. All know that the beetle has the curi ous projecting eye very similar to the sort one sometimes sees in man him self. The eye Is large and round, or almost so. It can hardly be called a perfect sphere, for It Is slightly convex in shape. Such insects have eyes called compound, formed not of one lens, but of several hundreds, set side by side, like cells In a honeycomb. Dr. Allen, of England, the famous sci entist as well as physician, took the cornea of the eye of a beetle and em ployed It In place of the usual photo graphic lens of the camera used for making photographs of microscopic ob jects. A silhouette of a head was pasted on a pice of ground glass and a lamp placed behind it. A photographic dry plate was exposed to the light com ing through the beetle's eye from the silhouette and developed in the usual manner. The resulting multigraph was circular and conlainid several hundred im g s of the profile one, Indeed, for each facet of the eye. It seems reasonably clear that Insects form their judg ments of distance from such multiple images, depending upon the power of each facet to refact light rays. The nearer the object the greater would be the area covered by the Images on the retina. Cincinnati Enquirer. Staked His All and Won. The coat less young man and his, young woman companion meandered Into one of the swell restaurants and sat down at a table. -The young man had met the young woman when he had not ex pected to. That explained the absence of his coat. The waiter took their orders. Then he went over to the proprietor. Then the waiter returned. "Sorry, sah, but we can't serve shirt waist gen'lemen in the presence ob ladles, sah." The young man favored him h ith an Icy stare. So did the young woman. Then they started out, but the young man fell behind the young woman long enough to press the fourth part of a dollar Into the waiter's hand and whis per: "Your kindness and that of the pro prietor" will never be forgotten. My lady friend insinuated so strongly that she was hungry that I was actually forced to ask her to dine. I have not got money enough to pay for the sim plest kind of a lunch. If you had served us I would have had a fit. I staked my all and won. God bless you!" Indian apolis Sun. , Only Two Methodist Papers Profitable It came out In the reports of the re cent Methodist conference that only two of the fifteen official journals of the church, published in different sec tions of the country under the common name of the Christian Advocate, had been conducted at a profit The net loss on the others $ 108,000 ,in four years had been borne out of the prof its of the publishing business known as the Book Concern. Biggest Sturgeon. The largest sturgeon on record was caught in the North Sea. It weighed 525 pounds, but the delight of the fish ermen was tempered by the fact that it did 9750 worth of damage to the nets before It was given the coup de grace. TRUMPET CALL& Bass's Horn Sounds a Warning Mots to the Unredeemed. T takes two to make a quarrel, but one may mend it. A lie In Its own clothes Is always impotent. Easy preaching comes from hard preparation. It is impossible to put off sin till you put on Christ. A sincere man is nine-tenths right and 99 per cent sure. The best heart purifier is to be filled with thoughts of God. The lights of the world need focusing In the lens of Christ's love. Though the fire Is extinguished In death, the gold will remain. If home means only fine furniture, children will mean only bitterness. It is praiseworthy to aspire to the stars, but you must also plan to drop on the earth. You must live a royal life If you would have the world believe you are the child of a king. Education may furnish you a head light, but only the grace of God can help you make steam. Too many Christian workmen wear then- overalls on Sunday and their "best clothes" all the week. YOUNG REFORMERS fN CHINA. Her Hope Lies in the New and Liberal Generation. "Some have a tendency to say that the present troubles in China arose out of the missionary question. This Is an extremely narrow view, and It Indicates that the one who holds It knows noth ing back of what has occurred during the past year. The present troubles are the last efforts of the old Conserva tives to preserve the conditions which have existed in China for four thousand years. "I have a number of friends among the young scholars, first, second, third and fourth graduates. They are young men who have studied English, and who have started English schools. Their schools have been destroyed by the Conservatives, and for the past two years they have been out of employ ment. All of them, so far as I know, are still pursuing the same line of study, confident that conservatism Is a thing of the past, that reform must come, and when It does come they will he ready for It. Snch men are of the class of Minister Wu Ting-fang, Lo Feng-lo and Mr. Yu, Minister to France, who called upon me a few days before he sailed for France. During our con versation I alluded to the attempt he had made to entertain some foreigners on New Year's Day, and to serve them with tea, coffee, wine and cakes. "The Conservatives of the Tsungli Yamen would not allow you to enter tain the foreigners on New Year's Day as you wished," I said. " 'No, he replied, 'but this thing will not continue. The world Is rapidly slipping out from under these old men's feet. There are not any strong men among the young Conservatives. They are simply hangers-on, and when these few old Conservatives die, China can easily be reformed.' "The wife of Mr. Yu is a Eurasian woman. His two daughters dress In European clothing when they go call ing in Pekln. They converse freely in Japanese, Chinese, French and English, as do also his sons. On one occasion some of the old Conservatives went to the Empress Dowager and said to her: " 'Do you know that the man whom you have had as Minister to Japan, and whom you are about to appoint as Min ister to France has a foreign wife?' " 'Has he any children?' the old Dowager-asked in return. " 'Yes, Indeed, he has grown sons and daughters.' " 'Then It Is late In the day to report him to me. Why did you not report him before? We cannot separate a man from his wife and family even though she Is a "foreign devil." ' " I.T. Headland, In Ainslee's. Small for Its Age. Pat called as usual one morning at the Cow and Pall for bis threepenny worth of whisky, when "the following conversation ensued between the land lady and himself: Pat This be good whisky, mum. Lady Yes, Pat. Can you guess the age of It? Pat No, mum. Landlady Well, it's thirty years old." Pat (eyeing the threepennyworth) Olm a-thlnkln' It be molghty small for its age, mum. London Spare Moments. Richest in Minerals. The soil of Peru contains the largest number of minerals of any known country. At Piuria, in the north, pe troleum and sulphur; silver, lead, cop per and coal in the great mining basin of Cerro de Pasco, in central Peru, and phosphate, quicksilver, auriferous grounds and borax at Arequlpa, In the south. At the present time the number of mines being worked, Is 2,500, em ploying 70,000 workmen. Food of Japanese. The Japanese are not heavy meat consumers, and yet they are wonderful ly muscular. Japan consumes more rice than any other nation In the world, the average being 300 pounds a person per year. Public Land in Michigan. Michigan holds the title to over 500, 000 acres, most of it school and tax homestead land. The belt worn by an actress Is a theater dress circle. Protecting the Pump. The cut telis Its own story. The pump Is thus inclosed at slight cost of labor and kept from "freezing up" during cold snaps in winter. If stock is to be watered, a spout can pass through the rear side of the covering, to be removed and the opening closed when not In use. Scores of hours are consumed on many farms in winter "thawing out" pumps. A little protection of this sort will save much labor. The water In a well from which cattle are to be watered can also be kept much warmer If the platform A PKOTKCTBD TUMP. Is closely banked with hay to keep out the cold air. It is essential not only to keep the pump from "freezing up," but also to keep the temperature of the water in the well as high as possible, since very cold water Is undesirable for any stock, and particularly undesir able for cows In milk and growing young stock. New York Tribune. Cover Sick Land. We used to hear much of land getting clover sick, or so that while rich enough for corn or most of the usual farm crops, it seemed not to be suit able for clover. Either the seed would fail to catch or the plants would die out before they had attained size enough to show them above the other grasses. Perhaps on a poor field near by there would be a good crop of clover growing, sown with seed from the same bag and under the same condi tions of season. When we first noticed this we saw that the farmers who had used wood ashes on their fields had no trouble in growing clover, and that In pastures where bushes had been cut and burned there were often bunches of clover, most frequently of white clover, that came in and remained until they were killed out by being fed too closely. This led us to believe the clover would be benefited by the use of wood ashes or any form of potash. Then we noticed that farmers who used a com mercial fertilizer in addition to their manure had no trouble In growing clover. Later studies showed us that lime formed a considerable part of both ashes and the superphosphates, and thus we do not hesitate to advise any one to apply lime where they wish to grow clover, and to use acid phosphate and muriate of potash when they sow the seed, or as topdresslng afterward. We think these are a sure remedy for clover-sick soil. Exchange. Rack for Fodder. A very good fodder rack for cattle is made either of poles or of lumber. A plank will answer for the bottom of the rock proper, and the boards should be far enough apart to let the cattle get the fodder freely from the rack. The outside rack will catch the surplus and stock will pick that over later on when the supply runs short In the rack. It is built on runners so It can be moved from place to place with a team. The MOVABLE FODDER BACK. outside rack should be made of heavy poles, as the reaching of the cattle will break ordinary lumber. To Prevent Calves Sucking. To prevent calves and young stock from sucking the cows and the cows from sucking themselves, procure at your grocer's or druggists one pound of cayenne pepper, pour one-half pint boiling water on one tablespoonful and let it steep a few minutes. Tie a soft piece of cloth on the end of a long stock, and with this swab rub the pepper so lution over the cow's udder. If this Is persevered In you will have no more trouble. Mrs. J. Coffee, Farmers Ad vocate. Candied Honey. At the approach,, of winter, says American Gardening, extracted honey will candy or crystallize unless kept In a temperature above 80 degrees, and even then with some kinds of honey it Is difficult to prevent It from candying. This is regarded by most beekeepers as a test of its purity. Honey that has been adulterated with glucose or other foreign matter as a rule will not gran ulate or crystallize when kept In a mod erately cool place. Honey that has gaanulated may be restored to its Bquld form by placing the bottle or jar in a pan and setting on the kitchen stove or range. The pan should be partly filled with water and heated slowly until the honey Is melted. If melted gradually and only heated enough to restore it to its liquid state, it does not injure or impair the flavor In the least. Winter Work. The farmer should rejoice at the ap proach of winter, not because it will be a season of rest, but because it will give him an opportunity to do so many things that he has neglected In the hurry of planting, cultivating and har vesting. There are many little things for which there seems to be no great haste. They can be done at any time, and that means that they are never done, or done in great haste when they reach the point where they must be done. When we were farming we used the days when it was not suitable weather to work out of doors In putting all tools and machinery in good condi tion, Including farm wagons and carts, and they were painted. If they needed It, which most of them did even after one year's use. The work might not have been done very artistically, but the paint served to protect the wood from the weather. Then harnesses were cleaned, mended and oiled, and repairs made on gates, fences, etc., while during the pleasant days manure was drawn out, and the summer wood brought home. All this so helped when the spring work began that if we de sired to go on a farm again we should much prefer to take It in November than March, unless we were sure that our predecessor bad been one who spent the winter days In getting ready for the coming season. American Cul tivator. Use Skimmilk. Skimmilk Is a food which contains muscle and flesh forming material in a form to be readily taken up and digest ed by the system. Milk that has been skimmed has really lost but a small amount of Its value as a food, the cream consisting considerably of fat, which in itself is the least nutritious part of the milk, except to create warmth. The cheesy matter left In the milk is its most valuable part for food and tends to produce a vigorous, healthful growth when fed to calves, pigs and chickens. If chickens were fed less corn and more skimmilk, It would not only be to their lasting benefit, but it would also even tually result in financial benefit to the farmer. Poultry Keeper. The Crothera Peach. Prof. H. E. Van Deman, while living In Kansas, came across a peach called Crothers, which he thinks worthy to show Its merits among the best peaches of the coun try. He procured buds and put the peach into his trial orchard, and has been so much pleas- ..-lit. thn na.la'l CTOTHKHS PKACH. c" that he mentions it as without an equal of its color and season combined. It has also been fruiting at the expert--ment station at South Haven, Mich., for several years, where It Is much liked. The tree Is a very abundant and regular bearer, strong growth and somewhat drooping form. The fruit is of medium size, nearly round in shape, not pointed, and has a slight suture on one side; color, creamy white, with a bright red cheek, making a handsome appearance; flesh, creamy white, red at pit, very juicy, melting; flavor, rich, yet mild, vinous and very pleasant. Rural New Yorker. Grain Weevils. Those who are troubled by weevils In the grain bins or their barns should not forget that bisulphide of carbon is a sure preventive of their ravages. About one ounce of It Is sure death to all that would be in a hundred pounds of grain and other seed, and vials of that size just thrust down into the surface and uncorked will go to the bottom of the bin, as Its fumes are heavier than the air. As It Is explosive take care not to carry any light near it It Is also sure death to other Insects and to squirrels and rats. Do not use more than the above amount, as it may prevent ger mination of the seed. Tank Heaters. It has been many times proven that cows will give much more milk in win ter and fattening stock will put on flesh much more rapidly If they have warm water than" If It is coated with ice or even If of the natural temperature at which it comes from a well or a spring. There are heaters made to put in a trough or tank that raise the tempera ture at very small expense, and we ad vise those who have many cattle to water to Investigate the matter. Drilling Grain. The Minnesota experiment station tried for several years drilled wheat by the side of wheat sown broadcast These were field tests on considerable areas, and they found as an average that the drilled wheat yielded 50 per cent more than that which was broad casted. The results were most marked In seasons when the soil was dry, as the seeds were well covered at a uni form depth by the drill, and thus ger minated more freely and evenly. To Keep Cider Sweet. To keep cider sweet is not an easy proposition, remarks a New England Homestead correspondent. For domes tic use on a small scale heat thorough ly for twenty minutes at a temperature of 160 degrees; then seal up In fruit jars or bottles. This, done thoroughly, will keep the year round. Sheep's Facej. The face of a sheep does not only In dicate elegance of form generally, but it is the more sure and certain indica tion of the best feeding quality. Sheep Breeder.