WHEN I HAVE TIME. (When I have time. Nil iniiny thlii); 'U do Do iniike life happier iiml mure fulr' ur Hume whimc lives tin- crowded now ' with run. I'll help to lift litem from their low dp- iulr. ' When I have time i fV hf n I have lime, tin! friend I love m well Bhull know in luiiri- these weary, toiling days; I'll li'inl her feel In pleasant patlm always. Anil rlii'iT Iiit heart with word uf sweet fut praise, W'Uvu 1 have tinm. , , t When tiiii have time! J be fripud you hold no ilriir Msy Ih' beyond the reach of all your HWPCl illlCIlt Mai never know tluil you do kindly meant 'J'u till hi-r lir with sweet output, i Wlii'ii you had time. Now Ik the time! Ah, friend, no longer unit tTo scatter loving mulle anil words of cheer tTo those nrouml mIiohp lives are now no dear. Q'lipy may not meet you In I lie coming y ear Now Ih the timp. ,.. -Indianapolis Nuwh. THK HELMET. Kilt, uncle, I love my cousin." "Jct out!" t j "Don't bolder me!" "It will In- my death!" "Nonwiiw ! You'll console yourself (with some older girl." "Pray " My iinele. (v.Iiomp bark bad binn to ward inc. whirled u rou ixl. big fucp was red to bursting, and brought his closed lint down iiioii tlie counter with a heavy l)ii in p. "Never!" lie erled; "never! lo you hear what 1 say?" And n I lookeil at dim beseechingly and with Jul mil hands lie went on: "A pretty husband you look like! Without it sou iiml dreaming of going Into housekeeping! A nice moss 1 should ninke of It li.v giving you my daughter! It's no use your Insisting. You know 4 lint wIipii I have said 'No' nothing un der the sun nin make me sny 'Yes!' " I ceiiHed to miikp any furtder iiipeal. 1 knew my undo-about as headstrong nu old fellow lis eoiild be found In u day's search. I contented myself wild giving veil t lo a drop sigh, and then went on wild tde furbishing of n big double-handed sword, rusty froiu point to bill. This ineiiiornblp conversation took place, u fact. In Hip shop of my ma ternal uncle, a well-known dealer In an tiquities and objets d'urt, 5:1 Hue di Clutucttcs, ut tde sign of tde "MnlteHp i'rohs" a perfect iniiHeum of cuiiosl . tleo. Tlie wiiIIm were huug wild Marseilles mill old Itoiieti clilnn, facing ancient cuirasses, suiters and muskets nnil pic ture frames; below tlie.se were itrrungiNl old cabinets, coffers of nil sorts mill statues of mi In In, one-uriiied or oiie loggcd for the most part nnd dllnpldat iM I us to l heir gliding; tben, hern nnil there, In glims eases, deriiietlcnlly clos ed nnd locked, lliere were knli kknarks 111 liitlnlle variety lachrymatories, tiny Ali us, rings, precious slones. fragments of mnrlile, bracelets, crosses, neck laces, medals mid iiilulntiii'e Ivory stnt ,uett(H, the yellow tints of which In the mm took iiioiiii'iiiarlly a lleslillke trniis pareiicy, Time out or in I ml the simp had be longed to t hi- ('imIiiImTIh. It passed reg iiiarly frniii lather to sou, and my un cle his neighbors said cnulil nut hut lie Hie possessor of a nice llllle I'ut'luiie llelil In esleciii by all. n municipal conn clllor, Impressed liy the luipnrlaiicc anil gravity of Ills olliee, sliol'l, fat, highly choleric and demist roug, but at bottom not In the least degree an unkind sort of limn such was my uncle Humbert, my only living male relative, who as wiun ha I left Ncbool had elevated me tr. tlie dlguity of chief anil only clerk anil tttiopiiiitii of the "Maltese ('nvss. Hut my uncle was not only a dealer In antiquities and a municipal council lor, be was yet more, nnd above all, llie father of my cousin Bose, with whom I was naturally In love. To come back to the point at which I dlKiinsed Without paying any attention to the iilKbs which exhaled from my bosom wdlle scouring tde rust from my lotiK. two-hnndPd sword, my uncle, miiKnl fy Inn glass In hand, was etiKURed In the examination of n lot of medals which be ban purchased that morning. Sud denly be raised bis head; 5 o'clock was striking. "The council !" be cried. When my uncle pronounced that au gust word It ninde u mouthful; for n plii he would have saluted It barehead ed. Hut this time, after a moment's consideration, be tapped bis forehead and added. In a tone of supreme relief: "No, the ultting lois not take place before to-morrow and I am forgetting that I have to go to the railway station to get the consignment of which I was ailvWed this nmriillig." Itislug from bis scat and lying down bis glass, he called out: "Hose, give me my cane and hat!" Then, turning toward me, be added. In a lower lour ninl niieaklng very quickly: . "As to you don't forget our con ver nation. If you think you can make me say 'Yes.' try It! but don't think you'll nutreed. Meanwhile, not a word to Hose, or, by St. Harthelemy, my patron f b.ippy memory, I'll Instantly kick you out of doors!" 1 1 At that moment Rose appeared with my uncle' cane and bat. which she liaudiil to hi in. lie ktased her on the forehead: then, giving' me a last but rloqueut look, hurried from the chop. I went on scouring my double-handed word. Hose came quietly toward urn, "What Is the matter with my fath or?" she asked. "Ilu mtuus to be an gry with you." I looked at her her eyes were ho black, her look so kind, tier mouth ho rosy and her teeth ho white that I told her all my love, my milt'to dL'i'fatlier and his rough refusal. l.cmiblyiotiJieip It-urter nil, it wiu iuh rontt. Mie was not there; I determined to brave his an gcr. ItcsldcH, there Is nolsidy like timid INrson for displaying courage under certain clrctiiiiHtuucctt, . My cousin said nothing; she only held down: her eyes while her checks were us red as those of cherries' In May." I cheeked myself. t "Are you angry with nieV' J asked tremblingly. "Are you angry with me, Hose?" She held out to me her hand. On that, my heart seething with audacity, my head on flrp, 1 cried: ... . Hose I awear it! 1 will be your husband!" And us she shook her head and looked at me sadly 1 .added: "OH.i I well know that my uncle Is self-wllK cd, but I will be more self-willed still; and, since he m'ust be forced to say 'Yes,' I will force him to nay lt."y "But liowr usked Hose. Ah! bowV That was exactly the dif ficulty. But, no matter; I would find a way to surmount It. At that moment u heavy step resound ed In the street. Instinctively we niov ed away from each other; ! returned to my double-handed sword and Hose, to keep herself lu countenance, set to dusting with a corner of her apron a little statuette lu Its faded red velvet case. .My uncle entered. Surprised at And Ing us together, lie stopped short and looked liarply from one to tde other. We each of us went on rubbing with out raising our bends. "Here, take this," Kaid my uncle handing me a bulky parcel from under his nnu. "A splendid purchase, you'll see." The subject did not Interest me In the least. I opened the parcel und from the en veloping paper emerged a steel helmet but not an ordinary helmet, oh, no il superb, a monumental morion, with gorget nnd pointed visor of strange form. The visor was raised nnd I tried to discover what prevented It from be ing lowered. . .. "It will not go down the hinges have got out of order," 8iild my uncle, "but It's a superb piece, and when It has Ihh'U thoroughly denned and touched up will look well that shall he your to-morrow's job." "Very good, uncle," I murmured, not daring to raise my eyes to Ills. That night, on returning to my room, I at once went to IkhI. 1 was eager to' 1m alone and able to think at my ease. Night brings counsel, It Is said, nud 1 dad great need flint tde proverb should prove true, nut after lying awake for an hour without receiving any as sistance I fell to sleep and till next morning did nothing but dream the odd est dl'eiiius. 1 saw Hose on her way to church in a strange bridal costume, a fourteenth century cup three feet high on her bend, but looking prettier than ever. Then suddenly the scene chang ed to moonlight, In which Innumerable helmets and pieces of old china were dancing a wild I'a rn ndole. while my uncle, clad it) complete armor anil with n formidable halberd in his band, con ducted the bewildering whirl. The next day nb! tlie next day! I was no nearer. In vain, with clenched teeth, I scoured the Immense helmet brought by my uncle the previous evening-scoured It with such fury as al most to break the iron; not an idea came to me. The helmet shone like a sun. My uncle sat smoking his pipe and watching me, but I could think of nothing of no way of forcing hliu to give me his daughter. At :t o'clock Hose went Into the coun try, whence she was not to return until dinner time. In the evening. On the threshold she could only make a sign to me with her hand; my uncle had not left us alone fur a single Instant. He was tint easy in bis mind; 1 could see that by his face. No doubt he had not forgotten our conversation of the previ ous evening. I went on rubbing at my helmet. "You bnve made It quite bright enough put It down," said my uncle. I put It down. The storm was gath ering; 1 could not do better than allow It to blow over. Hut suddenly, as If ovprtnkeu by a strange fancy, iny uncle took up the enormous morion and turned and ex amined It on all sides. "A handsome piece of armor, there Is no doubt about It; but It must have weighed pretty heavily on Its wearer's shoulders," be muttered; and, urged by I know not what demon, he clapped It on his bead and latched the gorget piece nlxmt his neck. Struck almost speechless, I w'atehed what he was doing thinking only lion- ugly he looked. Suddenly there was a sharp sound- as If a spring had snapped and crack! lown fell the visor; and there was my uncle, with his head In an Iron cage, gesticulating and swearing like a pagan. I could contain myself no longer, and burst Into a roar of laughter; for my uncle, stumpy, fat and rubicund, pre vented nu Irresistibly comic appear ance. Threateningly he came toward me. "The binges! the hluges, fool!" be yelled. I could not see his face, but I felt that It was red to bursting. When yon bare done laughing. Idiot!" be cried. H ;t the helmet swayed so oddly on his shoulders, his voice came from out It In such strange tone, that the more be Mestlculated, the more be yelled nnd threatened uie, the louder I laughed. At that moment the clock of the Hotel de Ville striking r o'clock was beard. "The municipal council!" murmured my uncle, In a stifled voice. "Quick, help me off with this beast of a ma chine! , We'll settle' our business after ward!" Hut, suddenly likewise, no Idea it wild, extraordinary Idea came into my bead; but then, whoever Is madder than a lover? Besides, I had no choice of means. "No!" I replied. My uncle fell back two paces In ter rorand again, the enormous helmet wabbled on his shoulders. No," I repeated nrmly;.'Tll not, help you out unless you give me the hand of my cousin Hose!" From the depths of the strangely elongated visor came, not an angry ex clumatloti, but a verltablo roar. I bad "done It." I bad burned my ships. "If you do not consent to do wdnt I ask of you," I added, "not only will I not delp you off with your dcluier, but I will call in all your uelgldiors, and then go and liud the municipal coun cil!" "You'll end your days on. the scaf fold!" cried my uncle. - "The hand of Hose!" I repeated. -"You' told me that It would only. be by-force that yon would be made to say 'yes' say Jt, or I will cull lu the neighbors." The clock was still striking; my . uncle raised his arms us If to curse me. "Decide ut once," I cried, "somebody Is coming!" "Well, then yes!" murmured' my un cle. "But mnke haste!" "On your word of honor?" . "On my word of honor.". The visor gave way, the gorge piece also, and my uncle's head Issued from durance,- red as a poppy. ' Just In time. The chemist at the cor ner, a colleague lu tlie municipal coun cil, entered the shop. . .. Are you coming?" he asked"; "they will be beglifnlng tlie business without us." "I'm coining," replied my uncle. And, without looking at me, he took up his hat and cane and hurried out. The uext moment all my hopes had vanished. My uncle would surely not forgive me. At dinner time 1 twk my.piace at ta ble on his right hand, lu low spirits, ate little and snld nothing. 'It will come with' the dessert," I thought. Hose looked at uie, and I avoided meeting her eyes. As I had expected, tlie dessert over, my uncle lit his pipe, raised his bead and then Rose went to him. , "Do you know what that fellow there asked nie to do yesterday?" I trembled like a leaf and Hose did the same. ; ' c,' "To give hi in your hand," he added. "Do you love him?" Hose cast down her eyes. "Very well," continued my uncle, "on tills side the wise Is complete. Come here, you." - ; . , I approached. ' "Here I am. uncle." and. in a whisper, I ndded quickly, "Forgive uie!" He burst Into a hearty laugh. -Marry tier, men, donkey since you love her and I g-lve her to you!"" "Ah!-uiicle!" "All! dear pnpa!" . ' And Hose nnd I threw ourselves Into dls arms. . i "Very good! very good!" he cried, wip ing his eyes. "He happy; that's all I ask." And, In turn, he whispered In my ear: "I should have given her to you, all the same, you big goose; but keep the story of the helmet between us two!" I give my word that I have never told It but to Hose, my dear little wife. And if ever you pass along flic Rue des Cla quettes, 5, at the place of honor In the old shop, I'll show you my uncle's hel met, which we would never sell, Straud Magazine. TALL SYCAMORE OF WABASH. Senator Daniel W, Voorbec Moj He tire from Public lAte. It Is expected in Indiana that Sen ator Daniel W. Voorhees, who for new ly twenty years has represented tde Ilooslers In the upper house of .the Na tional 'Legislature, will soon retire from public life. He Is n filleted with heart trouble and bis physicians advise rest. Mr. Voorhees Is one of tde pictur esque figures of tde capital. Tall, broad-shouldered, with a handsome face, luxuriant auburn lialr and a voice possessing a peculiar charm, be would attract attention anywhere. His appellation, the Tall Sycamore of the Wabash, Is familiar in all parts of the country. He i ueuring Ids 70td year. From early life lie has deen a power Jn Indiana politics. He was not yet .'10 when de first ran for Congress as a Democrat and was defeated. Four years later, In 38(10. de was successful and served two terms. TIipu de was defeated twice for re-electlou and ap plied himself diligently to the practice of lu w. Had he kept out of politics and devoted himself to bis 'profession be would have been the foremost lawyer of the West. But In LS08 lie returned to tde political Held and was scut back to Congress. In 18"X. he ;. succeeded Oliver P. Morton as United States Sen ator and still holds that seat. . senator oorhees ability as au or ator, no less than his political sagac Ity, bus made bltn a power.-In .State and . national affairs of 'the; 'Democrat ic party. He has a strong voice. "Let a mob come rushing down the street. says a local historian, "Voorhees could put them at buy with a single plea, for all would stop to listen." .Voor- LHi'' $fcnWi&l root 1,1 o11 " not contam- DA. NIK I, W. VOOKIIEKS. hees is one of the giants of Indiana politics who have made that State fa moussued men as Morton, lleudiicks, Harrison and Gresliam. A Hnmriua'te Heater. Tde heater Is made of galvanized sheet Iron, is ." feet long and 10 Inches In diameter. The pipe at the left for carrying off the smoke Is ." inches in diameter ordinary stove pipe; lis height will be governed by the depth of the tank. The pipe at the right Is slanting. 7 Inches In diameter, and Is provided with n cup for covering the opening. Through this the fuel is put. The cup must contain two boles which will permit of a proper draft. At night, till the wnter tank, nud the Inst thing before going to bed put tlie Are and the fuel In the beater. In spring, remove It from the tank nnd store lu -l VVTHt TS.NK. CHEAP AND lONVKSIKNT 1IKATEK. some dry place. If properly token care of, so that It will uot rust. It will last for several years. Any kind of fuel can be used, and It Is surprising bow little it takes. For removing the ashes, an old dipper is just the thing. The original, from which a drawing was made und is reproduced above, cost $3.73. Prices Too High. One of the causes for loss in tde cat tle feeding business is uot difficult to tind, and it would be well to give tbls subject careful consideration In cal culating tde chances for profit. An article well bougbt Is half sold" Is an old adage among merchants, and It is alike applicable In the business of cat tle feeding. Of late, stock cattle and feeders' have commanded prices out of all proportion to the price obtained, for the finished article, and It bus been impossible, even with clieap food and careful feeding, to realize much profit froiii the Investment. Unfortunately, a large proportion of both stackers aud "It ain't everybody I'd put In this feeders offered for sale are not of the room. Tills hero room is full of sacred "best quality nnd sued cuttle must be Inaied wild hog manure will generally keep healthy and will make healthy, pork. In summer time, the hog house',. Is mostly superlluous. Tlie hog likes ' to Is? cool and will root for himself it ' wallow In the moist soli, where he will . lie In summer most of the time If well' 1 fed. and will keep In better health thau' In the inoHt artistic hog pen ever built. J Many of the experiments in hog grow ing begin with much too expensive hogv houses. These make the pork cost farV more than the cheaply tfrowu dogs' of; farmers, who can thus undersell the . amateur farmer, wbb handicaps him self by putting on too much style. Farm Toola. Whore are now the tools used In the summer work in the bay nnd grain harvest? IT they nre still In the fields where used, or, what Is Just ns bad, drawn up along tho roadside near the - house. It Is safe to say that such x farmer's tools will be rusted out before he bus got enough out of them to pay for their cost. A farm tool house makes n better Interest on its cost tbnn most farmers can get from an equal Invest ment of money. It should be conveni ent to the barn, and also with two doors, so that the reaper aud mowing . machine may be drawn into It with a team, aud the team taken right through on the opposite side. This will save a . great deal of tugging by hand to sot these heavy machines lu the right, place. It is well to make the tool. house: tight, so that with a lire It can be made comfortable for doing work there In winter. That will also be an excel lent thing for the boys, testing wheth er they have any ' inclination to me chanics, ns most American boys have. ' ' The life bent of many a boy la thus - -brought out on the farm by putting different things before him. nnd his parent can then better tell what course his education should take. A Cheerful Prospect. A nervous young minister was filling the pulpit for a country churge that was without a regular pastor. A part of his experience Is touchlngly related by the local paper. The very pious old lady at ' whose house he stayed, In showing him ills room, sal-J: , Indian Corn. A correspondent Inquires on what authority tlie Youth's Companion re cently spoke of Indian corn as not a native of North America. Indian corn Is one of the plants tde origin of which Is unknown. Many botanists have believed that It came from the East, but the weight of pres ent opinion Is opposed to that view. Alphonse de Candolle, In his work on "The Origin of Cultivated riant," con cludes that maize probably originated somewhere between .Mexico and Tern, HThnps in Granada. The writer of the article "Maize" in the "Encyclopedia Britaunlca" says that the plant "to moat probably Indigenous to tropical America." Neither Candolle nor the Britnnulca Intimates that any one has ever suspected Indian corn of being a native of tlie United States. The Cominlon'8 reference to the tnntter was in connection with the ques tion of a national flower, and It would have been sufficient for the writer's purpose to say that Indian corn was not a native of tlie United States. That. Indeed, was what lie really had In mind. He used the words North Amer ica as it Is the custom of botanists and toologists to use them, meaning the North American continent nortd of Mexico. See, for example. Cray's "Synoptical Flora of North America" aud the American Ornithologists' Un ion's "Check List of North American Birds," neither of which tuciudes Mexi can species. associations to me," she went on. "My first husband died In that bed with his head ou three pillows, and poor Mr. Jeuks died sitting lu that corner. Some times wlicn 1 come Into the room lu the dark I think I see him sitting there still. .My own father died lylii' light ou that lounge right under the window there. Poor pa lie was a spiritualist, and lie alius said he'd appear lu this room after he died, and sometimes I am foolish. enough to look for him. If you should see anything of him to-night you'd better uot tell me. It'd be a sign to me that there was something in spir itualism, und I'd hate to thiuk that. My sou by my llrst man fell dead' of heart disease right where you stiiud. He was a doctor, and there's two whole skeletons lu that closet there belonging to hlm.and half a do.eu skulls lu that bought cheap or loss In tde feed lot is Inevitable. When cattle nre well bred and have Individual merit there is far less risk Incurred In purchasing, eveu if the price Is somewhat high, for with such cuttle well finished a price close to the top can be confidently anticipated. But with the 111 bred ste,er. lacking style, the most careful feediug can never make amends for wdnt should have been secured by breeding, and sued cattle prove dear nt almost nny price. It is sheer folly to embark lu the cat tle feeding business making calcula tions, ns feeders often do, upon ad vanced prices when the cattle are ready for market. No business man could ever be successful by buying above the market In anticipation of a rise in values, aud the feediug of cattle, to Kitchen Water Wnatea for Fru't Canea I never give dish wnter to pigs, as I believe it better to supply them with fresh, cienn well water, says a corre spondent of Farm and Home. Dish wnter, the week's wash water, cham ber slops and familiar wastes are put In a barrel, which Is emptied every evening around small fruit plants nnd canes. As portrayed herewith, the bar rel Is fastened on a two-wheeled cart; a is a plutforin S feet long nnd 2V& feet wide; b are handles 1 feet long and f ' Jv v N MOVAIILE KITCHEN WASTK BAKRKI. 2V4 feet apart; c Is a supprt, cl being Wi feet nnd 2c 2 feet in length; Is is a half-barrel with a faucet 0 Inches long. In dry seasons our small fruits do not dry out ns do our neighbors' ns a re sult of the frequent watering with this well-fertilized material. lower drawer. If you are up early aud . be successful, must bo conducted on want something to amuse yourself be fore breakfast Just open that cupboard there and you will find a lot of dead men's bones. My poor boy thought a lot of them. Well, good-nlgbt, aud pleasant dreams." Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. French Army Muaenm. Gen. Billot, the French Minister of War, has Just founded an Army Mu seum, to be situated In the Hotel des Invalided. Paris, and to contain an his torical collection of arms, flags and pic ture dating back to the sixteenth cen tury, when the first regular army was established In France, One Good Turn Deserves Another. The coachman of the King of Han over lost his wife. The King's chaplain performed the funeral ceremony. Soon afterward the chaplain received a visit from the coachman, whose deep mourning testified to appreciation of his great bereavement. Evidently in much embarrassment lie stood turning dls banded hat round und round, but at lost niunaged the follow ing: "I've called, sir I've called, sir aa I wish to ask and don't like to put It off what I've got to pay you for that 'ere Job?" "Oh." said the chaplain, "nothing, of course. 1 nave no rees; out i reniemnei now I am in your debt, and I must ask you wdat I am to pay you for tlie two pots of ointment you made for my horse's cracked feet?" "Bless you. sir, don't mention It!" said the coachman. "Nothing, sir, noth ing; one good turn deserves another all the world over!" sound business principles. Waate Stable Ppnce. The space under the stairway In a stable is usually worse than wasted, because it Is apt to be made the dump ing ground for u thousand nnd one odds nnd ends, resulting in a heap in extricably confused. The accompany lng illustration shows a way of util izing this space that will add to stable conveniences. The space Is boarded up nnd that portion having the great est height is made into a harness closet, while the rest Is made a grain blu, The "Know How" Principle. The nioney value of "knowing how" was forcibly illustrated not long ago. An Intricate machine was taken to an expert to be put In order. Iu a few miuutes it was takeu to pieces, clean ed, oiled, nnd put together again, when it was found to be ail right. When the workman was asked what bis charges were, he asked $5. Upon the owner's objection to the charge as excessive for so short a Job, am his demand for an itemized bill, the workman made out oue somewhat as follows: John Doe. Dr. For one hour's time spent in repair ing machine $0.50 For knowing how to do the work .. . 4.50 A STABLE CO.NVE.NIBNCE. with one or more compartments. To rtach the bottom of the bin when the grain Is low. a part of the frout is hinged, so as to turn down. An Early Intimation "Johuuy," said the boy's father. "I suppose that you are going to hang up your stocking uexl Christmas." "No, I'm not," was the reply after some thought "Why not?" "Because," he answered, looking bit father straight In the eye, "you couldn't put a bicycle In my stocking.", Washington Star. How people long for undisturbed peace, as they grow older! And bow the band plays on Just the same! I A good many paint the town should put It on their houses. who Cheap Hon Pena. It does uot need an expensively built pen to house a hog. unless it is one of the variety that stands on two legs. The genuine hog. w hich is the only kind really profitable, goes in for comfort, and not at all for style. A pen warm in winter, with a tight roof over It to exclude rain, and floor enough for the hog to stand on while he is eating, is better than a painted bouse of match ed lumber that will cost a hundred dollars. It Is a good thing in a bog house to have a dirt floor, and that the bog house be light and strong enoujb so that It can easily be moved. Every time the bouse Is moved there will be a new floor, and the bog, if unrlnged. will root It over. A bog left free to Total ,.$5.00 This "knowing how" embraces a principle that is especially applicable in all departments of agriculture. The man who knows bow has a decided advantage over the one who doe not In every wnlk of life. Verily, knowl edge Is money. Profit thereby. - Inereaae of I'ntato Hot. Wherever potatoes are largely grown the rot is apt to increase. Tbls it a natural result, as there are more chances In a large acreage for some of the rot fungus to be kept through the winter, and by being fed to stock get ting into the manure heap. Owing to the cheapness of potatoes a good many last winter were fed to stock or thrown away altogether. In either case the result Is likely to be an in crease in potato rot in that locality this year. Rat-Proof Corn Criba. The loss of grain on a farm from rats is quite an item, as tbey destroy a por tion other than that consumed. Tbe corncrib should be made rat-proof and all harboring places made disagreea ble. They can be prevented to a cer tain extent by traps, poison and other devices, but the best method. If possi ble, is to provide no harboring places for them. Feather. It should be remembered that tbe re moval of the feathers of geese la a great drain on the system, and if tbe most is to be made of the geese the pick ing should never be done while they are laying or setting.