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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
Conwairs Vandekiiilt s income
from his capital is said to be in the
neighborhood of $1,000,000 a moulh.
A Southern woman lias the ecis-
sors that wero used by her father in
cutting a suit of clothes for Oeneral
Washington, as he was entering upon
Lis first Presidential term.
FtowEK culture is suggested as one
of the most attractive and profitable
occupations which women are fitted
to pursue. Two New Orleans ladies
went Into the business a few years
ago, and are rapidly growing rich.
Thi city of East St. Louis is troubled
over the alflrmation by the Supreme
Court of an older to compel the levy
and collection of a tax to provido for
the payment of bonds issued by the
city, which, with interests and costs,
amount to $1,000,000.
In the postolHee at Concord, N. II.,
the jiostmuster found a pouch the
other day that had been lost nineteen
years, and which contained 119 letters
for that city. There wore three regis
tered loiters with money in them, and
their non-receipt had upset half a
Ji Calikohnia tramp ba a novil
way for obtaining money. He fixes
up bis arm with castilo soap and
caustic to represent a scald, and begs
for aid on the ground that he just
met with an accident, lie is said to
have worked his game successfully for
four years in various part of the
While the body of the 1 te Em
peror William of Germany was lying
in state his daughter the Grand
Duchess of Badeu, placed an ivory
crucifix in bis hand. 801110 vandal
stole tho crucifix, but no clow to the
thief has ever boen found. Tho dtory
has been kept a profound secret until
a few days ago.
Tiiky do not treat tho book agent
with incivility out in Iowa. He sells
a book called "Tho History of Prohibi
tion," and it is ill great demand.
801110 men havo bought dozens of
copies. It is a peculiar book. Be
tween its covers is a half pint bottle
filled with the best Milwaukee whisky.
Numkhous conger eels, killed by the
frost, have been washed up on tho I
southern coast of England. Some of
them weigh seventy pounds, being
even feet long and twenty-four inches
in circumference miniature sea ser
pouts, in fact. No similar occurrence
has been known since tho Crimean
Kit Cahhon's old partner, Dick
Woollen, who, among oilier notable
deeds, once drove fourteen thousand
sheep sixteeu hundred miles overland
to California, and made f 10,000 by
tho operation, and who is now seventy-
two years old, lias just hud his tight
restored by an operation by a Chicago
surgeon, after eight years of blind
Ckkmation is beginning to ba taken
up by beneficiary societies. Tho Her
nial! Workingman's Aid Society, of
New York, which has been in the
habit of paying the funeral expenses
of dead members, has voted to buy
$500 worth of stock in tho croainatory
at Fresh Pond, Iong Island, and
eighty members have agreed, when
they die, to be cremated.
Tukhk is a curious well iu Williams-
ourg vounty, sown Carolina, It is
about twenty feet deep, and tho water
on one side of it is all the tinio bubb
ling up as if boiling. On the other
aido the water is continually sizzing
and popping as though confined iu a
hot vessel. The noise can be heard
some distance from the well. The
water is cold and fine.
A poo Ustilied to his ownership in
the Hennepin County (Minn.) Court.
He was claimed by two men, one of
whom stated that he had been stolen
front him two years before. At the
word of command of his old master
tho dog said grace, bowed, opened the
door and went through a number of
clever tricks, at once settling the ques
tion in his owner's favor.
Bomb months ago a cat strayed in
at the resilience of Sain Hodges, of
Nw Richmond, Ohio. The childrvn
took care of it and it became quite a
pet. This cat has a curious freak. It
has been with the children a great
deal when they wore playing on the
piano, and when one of them leave
the jiiai o-stool (he cat wdl jump up,
-it on bis hind h ml !iik' the
kty s of ike piano with i:s fore paw;. I
use of the Principal Event! Now
ittrartiae PuMir InltfMt
The Knitting works at St. Paul,
Minn., buniHil. Loss, iflU.UW; in
surance for $77,000.
A Woman's Clirihtian Temperance
Union, the first ever organized in
Mexico, has recently been formed in
the City of Mexico.
Tho boiler of a smull river boat ex
plode1 at Pass Loutre, La. Capt.
Diddle was killed, and two colored
roustabouts fatally scalded.
An txplotion of natural gas oc
curred at Stewart's furnace, at Sharon,
Penn., and four men were horribly
Frederick W. Toye, township clerk,
his wife and three children were
burned to death in their house at Is
Mrs. Sawyer, wife of Senator Saw
yer, of Wisconsin, died at Washing
ton. Mrs. Sawyer has been an inva
lid for many years.
Two pioneer ladies died suddenly of
heart di-iease in Tiffin, Ohio, Mrs. Mar
garet Habich, aged ewnly-one, and
Mrs. Sarah Cooley, seventy-six.
Wiliio Fogidsong. aged thirteen
years, died at Wooster, Ohio, from the
effect of a kick from a horoc, re
ceive I in his abdomen.
In Lowndes county, Alabama, Har
rison II. Hunston, colored, was killed
by lightning. Tho current tore a bole
in his hat, broke bis neck and crushed
his arm, without breaking the skin.
St. Paul's Cathedral at Butlilo, N.
Y., burned, as the result of an ex
plosion of natural gas. The building
was valued at $200,000: insurance,
At Peru, Ind., John Keppardt and
Albert Beyer were arrested for drunk
enness and placed in jail. Keppardt
sMn began snoring winch so incensed
Beyer that he kicked him to death.
Dudley Porter, son of Ex-Oov.
James I). Porter, at Paris, Tenn., was
shot and killed by Alexander B. White.
Porter had accosted White, and made.
a motion as if to draw his pistol.
Thomas Carre, aged sixty-six years,
dropped dead at his work-bench in the
Scioio Valley Kailroad shops at Ports
mouth, Ohio, of rheumatism of the
A cyclone struck tho villago of
Pecatouicu, 111., wrecking Bovcral
houses and innumerable out-buildings.
One woman and three children were
injured, but not fatally, by flying tim
ber. A. Myers, hired by J. E. Cordell,
rgent for an Indianapolis novelty
house at Shelbyville, Iud., is charged
by the latter with having robbed
him of $200 worth of lace curtains,
told them for a song and skipped.
Sergeant Porter Webster was killed
at Topeka, Kas., by Private David
LemoiiB. Both weio of the Twenty-
lourlh infantry, stationed at Fort
Jteno, and Porter was sent to arrest
Tho Southern Baptist Convention
met at Richmond, Va. Rev. J. P.
Boyce, of the Southern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary, of this city, was
elected President, vice Dr. P. II. Mell,
Tho examination of Emperor Fred
erick's Hi rout, dissipates the last hope
of his recovery. The disease is spread
ing and, though the Emperor shows
considerable strength, he is liablo to a
sudden and an early death.
NoarBlooniinglon, W. Va., Pat Far
ley, an insane man, while walking
with James Boughner, suddenly grow
violent and, seizing bis companion,
after a hard struggle, threw him over
a cliff 125 feet high, causing death.
Charles Turner, a grocer of Alleg
heny City, Penn., shot his wife in the
back and then shot himself in the
head. Death was instantaneous in
both cases. Tho canto of the tragedy
Firo in I ho medical department of
tho university at Pliilad Iphia, de
stroyed many valuable pathologal
specimens, wax models and delicate
insirument, which will bo ditllcult to
replace. Loss to building oulo $10.
000. J tie dam at Hamlin, Mull., went
out with the Hood, and 2,000,000 feet
01 logs in Jlamliu Jike went into
Lake Michigan, earryiug with them
seventeen houses along tho stream
I no logs belonged to Pardee, Cook A
Co. No lives lost.
During a family quurel at Denver.
Col., between Henry J. Barron, aged
seventy-seven years, his sou in-law. J
S. Jliggms, ami lliggins' son-in-law,
wlncli originated over the ownershin
of a dog, Barrou shot and instantly
While the otneers were all at dinner
thieves kicked iu a window of thp
1'ratt County Bank, at Pratt. Kas.
and got away with $1,01(5, all in cur
rency. Precaution had been taken to
partly turn the combination of the
William KeniWton, an old faimer
at North Booth Bay, Maine, was mm.
drrvd by LUwellyu tjuiinby, aged 20.
The murderer was captured after a
desperate right, during which he re
ceived a severe scalp wound from a
mot tired by A. II. Kenniston, his
A terrible tragedy is rennrte 1 from
Oeeola, Ark. A widow named Allen
was ravished and murdered, and her
111 year-old boy and 10-year-old eirl
ure fatally injured, by four mis
creant. Four vunir whitw fiiim.
alio attended a dance in the nek-h-
oihood Saturday liiuht have been Mr-
rested ou tuspic.ou.
Devoted Principally to Washington
Territory and California.
Wm. P. Henderson, a printer, wis
found near Mem, Cul., with his skull
crushed, having apparently been
killed while asleep on the track.
Gonshee, one of Apacho murderers
of Diehl a year ago in tho h iddle
Rock district, Ariz., has been convicted
Henry .Holmes, a carpenter, died
of lockjaw at Sail Rafael, Cat. A few
days ago he was handling a plank,
when it slipped from his grasp, and
nail in the end went through his foot
The entire business portion of the
town of Tipton, Cau, was destroyed
by tire. Uurteen buildings was
burned. The loss was nearly $35,000;
The new cruiser Charleston will be
launched at the Union Iron Works
shipyard, San Francisco, on the 4th of
July. 1 he affair will made the occa
siou of a celebration at the shipyard.
D. Sullivan was drowned at Astoria,
Or. It is supposed he fell n going JiT
a ladder on the steamer A. B. t leld, at
Leinenweber's cannery. Ho was
deckhand on the Field.
A gang of cowboys took possession
of Stewart, Col., and about demolished
the postoflice and its contents. About
100 shots were tired, but 110 one was
James Turner, employed by the
California Southern railroad at Old
Town, Cal., was killed by throwing
himself, while temorarily insane, be
fore an incoming freight.
Robert Beardsley, proprietor of
Beardsley's hot springs, ill ree miles be
low Challis, Custer county, Idaho, was
drowned, whilo fording Salmon river,
His team wore also drowned. Ihe
body has not yet been recovered.
John Leahy, a carpenter at woik on
the Spring Valloy Water Company's
buildings near Belmont, Cal., fell from
a scaffolding a distance of thirty-five
feet 011 a cement pavement, and was
M. J. Gillen, while painting the
court house at San Andreas, Cal., was
instantly killed by the sen Holding giv
ing way, and his being precipitated
head first to the ground, a distance of
A two-year-old son of J. M. Farley,
of Nicasio, Cal., fell into a vat of boil
ing water, and was frightfully scalded.
The water had been prepared to scald
hogs, and the boy, unnoticed, walked
Not less than 100 armed men, with
blood hounds, are searching for two
men who brutally assaulted Lizzie
Woughtel, at Winters, Cal. Rewards
for their arrest now aggregate
At the crossing of the Denver & Rio
Grande railroad, Ben Pressett, of Suit
Lake, Utah, was crossing the track
with two horses, when an engine,
struck them, killing nun and both
Charles Chapman, a well-known
farmer of White Rock, Eldorado
county, Cal., expired from the effects
of a barley beard, which lodged iu the
man s nose, about a week ago, caus
ing inflammation which resulted iu
A man named Seybold met w'.th a
horrible death at San Francisco. He
was engaged in piling iron rails at
Battery street warehouse, and while in
a stooping posture rails tumbled down
on his head, crtuhing it to a mass.
Seybold leaves a family in the East.
Tho Bar Association at San Fran
cisco has decided to disbar Attorney
II. II. Ixiwenthul, whose connection
with the Little Pete bribery case will
bo well rememberer. Tho association
has appointed a committee to prose
cute him iu the Supreme Couit.
A former employe of the California
Southern railroad named Long was
caught in tho act of misplacing a
switch in tho yards at National City,
Cal., and arrested. It is claimed he
was trying to wreck a train in revenge
for being dischaiged.
A boiler in the works of the Sacra
mento (Cal.) Woo) I'ullery exploded
with ternho force. Ihe building was
a woodou structure, was 32x40 feet in
dimensions, and was literally blown to
pieces. Tho men being at dinner,
there was no loss of life.
II. S. Wheeler, recently employed
by tho government in the construc
tion of lighthouses on the Oregon
coast, dropped dead of heart disease
at Alameda, Cal. Deceased who was
a member of the Masonic order, is
about 65 years of age, and a widower.
A three-story brick building owned
by the Sharon estate, and occupied by
the West Coast Furniture Co., burned
at San Francisco. The loss to the
building is estimated at $50,000. Tin
Furniture Co.'s los is $15,000, insur
ance $10,000. A finely wrought cahi
net intended to hold cereals to be stmt
to tho Sydney exposition from this
State, and valued at $2,000, was de
stroyed. Tho furniture factory of A.
Johnson, and the carpenter shop of
John Cuff, adjoining, wero damaged
to the extent of flow.
Wm. Zitin, while prospecting iu
the hills near Sheridan, Nev., came
across "Mudge." the Indian who, a
Iiw weeks, killed three Indians to
avenge his brother's death. "Mudge"
lu Id a parley with itm, keeping the
latter covered with a ritle, and said
there were seventeen more Indians he
would have to kill, and "it was war to
the knife." He was accompanied by
another Indian, and swears that he
will not o taken alive. The ludians
whoae lives he threatened fear to sleep
outside the town and come in at miu-down.
Reliable Quotations Carefully Sensed
WHEAT Valley, $1 25fl2 C
Walla Walla, $ I 17J(i?l 18.
BARLEY W bole. $1 10ft 1 12.;
ground, per ton, 25 Q'Wll 50.
OATS Milling,' 4245c; feed, 41
HAY Baled, $15 W17 00.
SEED Blue Gra, 14lf: Tim
olhy, 910c; Red Clover, 1415c.
FLOUR Patent Roller, $4 00;
Country Brand, $3 75.
EGGS Per doz, 18c.
BUTTER Fancy roll, per pound.
50c.: pickled. 15J20j.; inferior
CHEESE Eastern, 1620c.; Ore
gon, 14l(ic; California, 14 Je.
VEGETABLES Beets. pur sack,
$1 50 ; cabbage, per lb., 2jfc. ; carrots,
pertk., $1 25; lettuce, per doz. zu
onions, $1 50; potatoes, per 100 lbs.,
5075c; radishes, per doz., 1520c. ;
rhubarb, per lb., Go.
HONEY In comb, per lb., 18c;
strained, 6 gal. tins, per lb. 8.JJ.
POULTRY Chickens, per doz..
$5 50fo6 00; ducks, per doz., $5 00
6 00; gwse, $6 008 00; turkeys,
per lb., lC18c.
PROVISIONS Oregon bams, 13c
per lb.; Eastern, 13(S)13c. ; Eastern
breakfast bacon, 12c. per lb.; Oregon
12 13c; Eastern lard, lO0llc. per
lb.; Oregon, lU.je.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, $2 00
2 50; Sicily lemons $0 005 00;
California, $3 50 5 00 ; Naval oranges
$0 00; Riverside, $100; Mediterra
nean, $3 75.
DRIED FRUITS Sun dried ap
ples, 7e. per lb. ; machine dried, 10(3
11c; pitUiss plums, 13c,; Italian
prunes, 1014c; peaches, 1214c;
raisin b, $2 Ziz 50.
WOOL Valley, 1415c; Eastern
HIDES Dry beof hides, 810j.;
culls, C7c; kip and calf, 810o. ;
Murrain, 10 12c. ; tallow, 33c.
LUMBER Rough, per M, $10 00;
edged, per M, $12 00; T. and G
sheathing, per M, $13 00; No. 2 lloor
ing. per M, $18 00; No. 2 ceiling, per
M,$18 00; No.2rustic,perM,$18 00;
clear rough, per M, $20 00; clear P. 4
S, per M, $22 50; No. 1 flooring, per
M. $22 50; No. 1 ceiling, per M,
$22 50; No. 1 rustic, per M, $22 50;
stepping, per M, $2j 00; over 1
inches wide, extra, $1 00; lengths 40
to 50, extra, $2 00; lengths 50 to CO,
extra, $4 00; 1 Wh, per M, $2 25;
1 lath, per M, $3 1)0.
BEANS Quote small whites, $4 50;
pinks, $3; bayos, $3; butter, $4;
Linias, $3 00 per cental.
MEAT Beef,, wholesale, 44io.;
dressed, 8c. ; sheep, 3c; dressed, ?c. ;
hogs, dressed, 77o. ; veal, 7!c.
COFFEE Quote Salvador, 10c;
Costa Rica, 18(f 20c; Bin, 1820e
Java, 25c. ; ArbuckloVs wasted, 22.
SALT Liverpool grades of line
quoted $18, $10 and $20 for the three
sizes; stock salt, $10.
TICKLES Kegs quoted steady at
SUGAR Prices for barrels; Golden
C.CJo. ; extra C,6;. ; dry granulated,
fe. ; crushed, tine crushed, cube and
powdered, 7o, ; extra C, 5jjij. ; halves
aud boxes, e. hisrher.
Aiicijruna "1 see you re reading
that new novel that everybody's talk
ing about. How is it?" Gladys
"Perfectly splendid!" Adelgitlia
"What's it about?" Gladys "Oh, I
don't know yet I've only got e. little
way hack from the end. I'uck.
Reporter " How's business ?"
President Insurance Company "Ini
nieiisc. We have never in tho history
of the company had so many applica
tions to act upon." Reporter "Ah,
applications for policies?" President
Insurance Company "Er no; blotting-paper."
"There is always room at the top,
young man. said the eoal meieiiant
to the lad who wanted to know if there
was a place for him in theolliee. "Yes.
I've noticed that whenever I've seen
your wagons go iy, saltl tile young
man. lint for all this evidence of being
a close observer, ho did not get the
job. Vhieajo Times.
a piaee wnere people don t wanl
1 . 1 , ...
otliee has been discovered, and. strand
m say. it is in Ohm. Bounieville, Ros
(.omity, a place of about live hundred
inhabitants, was incorporated as a vil
lago several years ago, but as time
pas.M'd the people got tiled of bold inn
oihees to which no salary was attached
and could get nobody to serve when
elected. So they ceased to hold
elections, and for "fully eight years tho
town has been without government.
Two saloons having started up,
some of the inhabitants wanted to ban
ish them by legislation, but were sur
prised to learn that, tnrough failure to
elect officers, their town had no legal
existence, and so could not take ad
vantage of the local option law.
Custoiner(at railroad restaurant)
'Here. boss,thiseofl"ee is cold." "Pro
prietor "Yes, sir; you see the train
stops only a few minutes, an' if the cof
fee was hot you w ouldn't have time to
Minister's Wife (to husband)
"Will you put up tho parlor stove to
day, dear?" Minister(vexatiou-dv )
"1 suppose I will have to." Wife
And don't forget, John, that you are
minister of tho gospel." JJiirjnr'f
Everything of General Interest in a
Pendleton will spend $2,000 more in
extending the levee along tne Umatilla
The wife and child of Hon. J. D.
Burnett, of Douglas county, are very
W. P. Watson, of Toledo, fell from
a building, on which he was working,
and fractured one of his ribs.
Henry Keene, of Sublimity, sot a
spring gun for gophers, and while ex
plaining its operation to a f.iend lost
0110 of his thumbs by its unexpected
G. W. Duncan, a prominent citizen
of Stayton, who suff'red severe in
juries "by falling fioin a etep-latlder
some days Biuce, is not expected to re
cover. The House mmittee on commerce
made a favorable report of the bill au
thorizing the construction of railroad
brides across Snake river and Clear
No hopes are entertained of the re
covery of Mrs. Stephen Minard of
Roseburg, who was injured in the
runaway of the team on the mountain
road to Coos bay.
A horse William Harris was riding
near Pleasant Home, reared and fell
back on the man, injuring him se
verely. He was unconscious for about
two hours after the accident.
A son of Dr. W. C. Warriner, of
Portland, was seized with an epileptic
fit, while on the road, near Lebanon,
and was not discovered until nearly
forty-eight hours afterward, iie was
taken to his sifter's home in Salem to
be cared for.
Patrick Cummings, a saloon-keeper
at Antelope, forged the name of his
half brother Edward, to a note and
obtained $180. He then left the town
owing about $1,000. His creditors are
making efforts to catch him and bring
him back, when ho will be prosecuted
l'aiieite ly.ine, a Mietz Indian, ran
away with an Indian maiden named
Anna Jones. They were pursued and
caught at Eugene City, and at once
returned to the Siletz. Lane was
married to Miss Eliza Halo Gleece
about three weeks since, but tired of
his new wife and slid out with Miss
The towns are bidding for the
county seat of Wallowa. Joseph has
offered to furnish the county building
for a period of ten years providing the
county eat remains there, while En
terprise has made the same offer for a
term of two years.
v . m. siuniey, wiuie riding near
Ashland, was accosted by a man who
stepped up to the horse, and with his
hand 111 bis pocket demanded that he
get oil and give him the horse. Mr,
Stanley at first thought it was some
acquaintance, but when he insisted
uiHjii it Mr. Stanley pulled out a re
volver, when the highwayman hastily
Archie G. Wolford, the son of John
M. olford, the merchant aud hotel
keeper of Silverton, has recently left
homo and 110 one knows where he
went, although he ctme to this city
aud boarded the train for the south".
Archie w..s about 22 years old, and
married EIvn Beard on the first of last
March. The young husband and wife
did not get along very well, so he left
A. J. Taylor, Samuel Marsh and
Mr. Si lph struck a quartz ltdgc rear
uoid run recently, which shows very
lien prospects. n is tm the same
ridge as the ledge from which Riy and
McDonnell weie reported to "have
taken several thousand dollars near
the surface last year. Tho men
pounded out $320 with a hand mor
tar iu one day, and think they have
pienlly ol tli.it kind of rock.
4 - 1 A I ,
" new uepoi Hun warenouse is
building at Central Point for the O. &
C. railroad. The building will be 20x
GO, and contains au otliee, waiting
room and warehouse ; also a sidetrack
platform 580 feet long, and is fo be
finished in first-class style, to bo com
pleted and seady for business about
1 no 1st 01 j my. i tie town site owner
pays for the building aud the salary of
the sgent for two years, who will be
appointed by the company.
A warrant was sworn out before
Justice Lyons of Fox Valhy, Linn
county, charging Mart Siuith, his
brother, and another man, whose
name could not be learned, with the
attempted murder of Charles Thomas,
two weeks since. Hiey are now iu
custody. 1 he smiths are enemies of
the lliomases, and are supposed to be
leaders 01 tne vigilance commute
sworn to exterminate them or make
them leave tho countiv.
Bennett camp, No. 8. Indian War
eterans, near balem, have elected the
following cflicere: John G. Wright.
captain ; John Savage, first lieutenant;
X. K. Doty, stcond lieutenant; T. C.
Shaw, orderly sergeant; E. H. Piper,
commissary sergeant; D. C. Thomas,
color bearer; Wm. Townsend, nns;
cian ; E. J. Chambers, corporal of the
guard; delegates to the state encamp
ment, Frank M. Smith and T. C.
"A new shoe-lastin: machine has
been invented," said a machinist to his
wife as he laid down his pa int. "Well.
John, for gracious sake," replied the
good woman, ret .1 half dozen and let's
try them on the children." Washina-
A man generous to a fault should
be generous enough to be generous to
the faults ,,f other people. Tho mean
man confines his generosity to his own
faults. He c;n forgive himself, fait can
find no way to forgive others. -V. V.
Devoted to the Intw. . -.
and 8ri . &m
Saving Hie cream dnil
r ft i-huminc l.. ""'enOBU
. The bt Z ?lm'
earn that baa been n,n.i.. e "
from the milk.
A good deal is said about the
Mill Ul 1,1 1H tUW. Kllt.it ... .
taken for granted that every
cow is a good milker, and every ,? 1
straigni-nned cow a poor one. '
After the hen is set and Im)CM,
inclination begun, it is dt-girsbl ? J
nothing disturb the hen. Everl
caution should be taken to kee
set. line Hteudilv until .. " Off
-a j -..v.. uUle ior tli
to hatch. lineg8i
According to some experiments
cently made in Holland. ,.
hay with other food increased inl;
weight more than those fed win. '
silage, but those fed with n.iL
gave more and better him
Poor, sandy soil should not be u
laud, sow to buckwheat, and plow 2
buckwheat under when the cro j, if
blossom. In this way the land J
gradually be made productive. 1
A few slakes around a young tm
with barbed wire wrapped around 2
stakes, will protect trees from anim
With this method fruit trees may u
planted in a field given nn in ..A
Pyrethrum or buhach will kill riu
apple-tree worms. With a bsllowi
blow fhe powder into th no.(,. ,.
webs) after four o'clock in the after,
noon tho later tho bettei for the
worms will then be in the nests. The
powder will kill them instantly
Pig pens should not be iu the sm
location every season. Rv 1,..:..
them movable much valuable manure
can oe secured irom the saturated
earth around the old itp.. .u
change to fresh places will greaijj
jviuiuuiu bicaiiiiuega aim neaiui.
It is not bost in planting young or
chards to trust to labels or to memory
Both may fail. The only sure wav in
kuow what trees are planted it 1
mase a record at the time of laying;
mo urcnaru uui in a map ana mart
ing on that each variety.
In muliiplying very scarce and dear
varieties 01 potatoes, gardeners pint
the eyes in hot beds earlv. nWin in
rich soil, and from each eye will tet
several plants. These may be wt nnt
in the open ground, and cultivated
the same as potatoes planted in the
There are a good many cattle
ing out of their barns and stables this
spring with the hair rubbod off in
some places. Whether it be barn
itch, or some other minute parasite,
the old fashioned cure is the best;
Sulpher and lxrd well applied. ThU
knocks all of them.
If a sample of sweet cream is dt
vided, and both parts are kept at a
favorable temperature for rineninp.
and the air is excluded from one and
a free exposure given to the oher,
both will sour at the same lime, but
flavor will only be increised iu the
one exposed to the air. Churning the
two parts will show this.
The peppermint growers of Wayne
couuiy, ;. i., where three-fourtus ol
iuo wonu s 011 is produced, are com'
plaining that the prospects this m
son ara tho wnrst. for t.wi-ntv vpurs
Thev sav that JunnneKH nil is nnw be
ing sold in America at such rates that
the foruier largo profits from the busi
ness are greatly lessened.
Do not now trim shrubbery that
blooms on last vcar's wood, if von de
sire abundance of 11 iwers. The be
way is to cut out the old and weak
wood immediately after fljwerinir. A
judicious thinning, if too large and
thick a head remains, will improve
tllti Oliali. V n? Ihn fl.iurora hut. In flit
back the whole head is not the best
way 111 America.
The garden should be near the
house but free from shade. Set no
trees of any kind in tho kitchen gar
den. Have it laid out so that as much
work as possible may be done by horse
power. A sandy loam is the best soil
for most vegetables. Use no green
manure in the garden. The standard
fftrLiliy.prri am crnrtr! fTa H7u)it HidlM
freely and slops from the house. The
secret 01 succei-s in gaidening, as i
courtshin lies in small attentions fre
quently and steadily bestowed.
Mr. D. B. Widr, says he has solved
the Problem of the olum crnrulio. A
mixture of nn . nnnnH r,f Puria preen
or London nurnle. and sixty gallons
of water snmved nvnr tli trees inst
a spraying of soap emulsion two weeks
later, with a third spraying about
June 10th, will effectually destroy the
curculio, as well as kill leaf lice. pbi
and other injurious insects.
There are in America over 4.000,000
farms, large and small. They cover
nearly 20 000,000 acres of improved
land, and their total value is sonie hinf
like 110,000,000,000. These figur"
flffi not. nf pnnrwA truiv mvi nrnliPHhlVC
They simply convey the idea of vast
netie of area and equal vastnestj of im
portance. The estimated value of tb
t ween 12,000,000,000 and f 3,000,000,
000. take a washtub or a large barrel, fill
two-thirds full of water; lour half
k.. . t i . . - . 1: in-
uu-ijoi nr bu 01 seeu oais at a um -to
the tub of water, and skim of "
oats that will not sink-to the bottom-
Drain off the water and dry the o
that are left. You now bate I1
quality of oats to sow. They wiHg:
l'r,ll fll'.K- fiui-c.t,'. nn, ..nt lw'tter
yiell than b fore, b sides hiving
up-TKT lot of seed Lr your ue:"
ibe folluwinz ear