CORVA SEMI-WEEKLY. U1YIOJT Eatsb. .July, 1897. GAZETTE Eatab. Deo., 1868. Consolidated Feb., 1899. COItYALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1901. VOL.1. NO. 47, GAZETTE. MIZPAH. Go thou thy way, and I go mine; Apart, yet not afar; Only a thin veil hangs between The pathways where we are. And "God keep watch 'tween thee and me" This is my prayer. He looks thy way, He looketh miue. And keeps us near. I know not where thy road may lie. Or which way mine will be; If mine will lead through parching sands And thine beside the sea; Yet God keeps watch 'tween thee and me. He holds thy hand, He claspeth mine. And keeps ns near. I sigh sometimes to see thy face, But since this may not be, I'll leave thee to the care of Him, Who cares for thee and me. "I'll keep you both beneath my wings.' This comforts, dear. One wing o'er thee and one o'er me; So we are near. n j OE'S pencil, paper and arithmetic JJ were before him, but the bustle usually attending the Important ceremony of preparing his examples for the next day was missing. Was this quiet boy with his chin in his hand the laughing, noisy little fel low who .was constantly getting up to run around his chair in order to change his luck when his answers wouldn't agree With those in the back of the book; who whistled and sung and talk ed to himself and interspersed his se vere mental exertions with accounts of the day's doings; who scratched his head and drummed on the table and dragged his feet until his mother sought refuge in her room and declared she wondered how Miss Lucy ever put up with him and fifty more for five hours. His father looked at him wondering ly and put down the paper preparatory to questioning him, when suddenly Joe heaved a deep sigh and began to work. But the figuring hadn't gone on very long before he fell into another brown study and then went over and' leaned against his "pa," who was the confidant of all his sorrows. He had more than OKTTIM'O UP TO BUS AKOUND HIS CHAM. a dim suspicion that his parent had not been the model boy of the school, and so could sympathize with him. "Pa, do you think a person ought to get mad at you for just doing one wrong thing?" "Well," said pa, Judiciously; "that de pends. The one thing might be very serious, you know." Joe was thoughtful for a moment and started back to his work, but after a few attempts put down his pencil, say ing: "I think I'm sick, pa; I can't do my examples. Will you write a note and ask Miss Lucy to excuse me?" "Why, sonny, Miss Lucy will excuse you without any note, won't she, when you tell her you were sick? Where do you feel sick?" "Oh, I'm Just sick all over. Pa, did you ever chase a crazy boy when you were little?" "Yes, I did. There was one lived near the school, and " Mr. Harris began smiling at the recollection, but Joe fnteiTupted hiin. "Did you .ever hit your teacher, or steal a eat, then?" "My heavens, boy! What's the mat ter with you, anyhow? You would bet ter tell me the whole story and clear your mind. Now, what has a crazy boy to do with hitting your teacher and stealing a cat?" "Well, Crazy Willie Is a crazy boy who comes to school sometimes, and he always has a wheelbarrow. He's big ger than you, pa. but he hasn't any mind. Some of the children say his mother whipped him so much when he was little that he got foolish. But, any how, whenever he comes to school the boys and some of the girls, too, have a lot of fun teasing him. "To-day he came and we were all teasing him and stealing his wheel barrow to make him chase us, and Miss Lucy came along. They all ran away when they saw her, and Willie got his wheelbarrow and went home. When school began Miss Lucy asked who had been teasing Willie, and Harry Taylor and I stood up. I wouldn't have stood up,, only Miss Lucy looked at me and I Just had to, and Harry wouldn't have stood up only Miss Lucy caught hold of him when he was running outside; so he knew it was no use to deny it. And, anyhow, Miss Lucy always finds out everything. " "Then Miss Lucy gave It to us. She said that even the wild Indians were good to people like Willie and that boys who would tease him would do any thing mean. She knew none of the girls would do anything like that, and you should have seen Margaret looking so good, and she was the one, pa, who took his coat and ran with it. . But afterward In school she cried and said (be was sick and teacher let her go home. I think she felt bad about Wil lie. "Miss Lucy told Harry and me she didn't like us any more and she didn't want us to come around her, because she thought we were dangerous; we might hit her. I water the plants when I finish my definitions in the afternoon and when I went after the bottle she said: 'No, Joseph Harris, you needn't go. I haven't any confer ence in yon. How do I know but you might squirt water over the engineer?' And he's bigger than you, pa. "After a while a note came around saying the basement cat was gone and she asked the children if they knew anything about it, and she looked at me and Harry as if she thought we took it, and when she said good-night to Harry and me she didn't smile at all. Then after school all the other boys said we ought to be ashamed; and, pa, every one of them would have been in it, only they didn't come early enough. Harry and me went over to Willie's house and Harry gave him the nickel he was go ing to buy a stamp with, but I didn't have anything. I think I'll give him my best necktie, If ma will let me. He likes anything red. Do you think Miss Lucy will ever like me again? She said Willie wouldn't be that way if he could help It and we ought to be thank ful we were all right. "I wish ma would let me give him some pie and cake. I don't think he ever gets any. I wish I hadn't teased hiin, because he's only a little boy in his mind, Miss Lucy says, and it isn't fair to tease a boy, is It, pa?" Mr. Harris consoled Joe as well as he could, then said: "Now I tell you what to do. Instead of doing your examples to-night just write Miss Lucy a letter and you and I will walk over and leave it at the bouse. We'll put it under the door and then ring the bell and run away just as if it were a valentine." "What shall I say, ' pa?" said Joe, smiling. "Oh, Just tell her all about it. I know she'll forgive you." Joe labored in the agony of composi tion, his father refusing all assistance, and produced this masterpiece: "Dear teacher: Ime sorry I teesed Willie I dident no it would make you mad at me I wont do it again and if my ma lets me Ime going to give him my red necktie that my unkle joe gave me crismas harry gave him a nickel he had saved up and hes going to give him a piggin any one he wants even his fan tail my pa ran after a crasy boy when he was little and he never hit his teach er or stole a cat hes real good I herd my ma tell miss black he was the best man In the city he always brings his envelope home without taking out a cent. Your loveing scollar, 1 "JOSEPH HARRIS." "Pa" had much ado to keep from smiling when he read this, but man aged to say gravely, "That will do very well, but I think we must have a few spelling lessons some time." On the way over to deliver the im portant letter "pa" remarked that the boy he had chased wasn't so very crazy and knew enough to take care of him self very well. "But of course," he added, "it was wrong to tease him at all, though we generally got the worst of it." A happy little boy ran to meet "pa" on his way home from work the next evening and a beautifully written letter with a gold monogram was carefully produced. It said: "My Dear Little Pupil: I forgive you from the bottom of my heart ani I am going to ask you to forgive me. I am afraid I am as fond of teasing as any boy in the world. When I got home from school last night I thought I had been as cruel to you as you have been to Willie more cruel, because I ought to know better. What I said to you and Harry was my way of teasing. Let us both start fresh to-morrow and I hope we will both remember as long as we live that 'What is fun for the boys is death for the frogs.' If you don't understand what that means I will read you the . story. Ask your mother if you may come over to my house next Friday evening. I want to show you and Harry some things I have. Your loving teacher, "HELEN LUCY." "And she let me water the plants and take a note to the engineer, too," he added. , "Miss Lucy Is a daisy,'.' said his fa ther, "and I don't think she'll teach school very long." "Why, pa?" "Oh, I'll tell you some other time. We'll go over to Willie's to-night and take him the cake your mother prom ised to bake for him. I got him work to-day where he can use a wheel barrow all day and get $4 a week for it. I thought I would get square with myself for chasing the boy that lived near me when I was little. I never felt bad about It until to-day, though." And "pa" smiled. Chicago Record. What a Diamond Expert Says. Damp, murky weather practically kills the diamond business. No dealer dare buy for fear of cheating himself. The purest white diamond will on one of these dark, foggy days take on . a straw color, and to all appearances Is off color. Always pick out a diamond on a clear day, but see to It that you have a good light on the gem, for many dealers tint their ceilings and walls a delicate hue, "which gives the stone a bluish tint which it does not or should not possess in a clear light" Quickly Turned the Joke. A Kansas City man went Into one of the meat stalls at the city market, and finding a comely young woman in at tendance, thought he would joke a bit with her. "Madam," he said, gravely,. "I want a yard of pork." "Yes, sir," said the young woman, quickly, and, turning to the boy in the back of the shop, she called: "Charlie, wrap up three pigs' feet for the gentleman." (Thitdrciis How to Make and Spin Tops. Any one can buy a top if he can get a few pennies from his father or moth er, and any one can make far better and finer tops with a little trouble and industry. Here are some interesting tops that you can buy anywhere, but which you can make with very simple tools and cheap material. The simplest of house tops, to be spun on top of a table, or some other smooth surface, is made simply by putting a sharpened stick through the center of a piece of pasteboard cut into a perfect circle. Care must be taken that the wood is longer above the disk than below, so it will keep its balance. If the disk is decorated In water colors It will be prettier as it spins. Quite a game of tops may be played by making these tops for a number of children and let- SOME HOME-MADE TOPS. ting them try who can make his spin longest A fine out-door top Is the Russian double-header. It can be whittled out of hard wood by any boy with a sharp jackknife, who will take care to get it just like Fig. 2. It is spun with a string around the middle, and if prop erly made will beat any of the single tops you can buy. And then if you would like to make a top which will spin in air,' take a bit of thin paste board, cut five equi-distant oval holes in it, one in the center and four around it, as seen in Fig. 4. Paste a small pa per cone over the central oval (Fig. 3) and let it dry, when you have a top which can spin in various ways. You can put a stick with rounded end in the cone (Fig. 3) and twirling the stick rapidly between the palms of your hands, the top will fly up in the air and perform there. Or you may insert a stick into one of the other ovals (Fig. 4) and swinging the top around until it is going rapidly, withdraw the stick and the top will spin In eccentric curves curves. Jf this top is colored In various stripes ft will be even more in teresting in its turnings and twistings. "Ways to Kara Honey. It may be a help to those who are teaching little people to earn and save an important lesson to read the fol lowing list of ways in which children have earned money, as compiled by the Congregationalist : Washing windows. Picking apples and other fruit Raking up leaves. Doing errands. Picking over raisins. Weeding in the garden and the paths. Picking up pins at a cent a dozen. Raising vegetables. Caring for animals. Washing and wiping dishes. " Ironing. Singing for the old folks. ; Hemming papa's handkerchiefs. : Dusting. Beating rugs and mats. Stoning cherries. Making and selling paper flowers. Gathering and selling wild flowers, autumn leaves, etc. Mending. Caring for the baby. Hemming towels, etc. Waiting on grandpa and grandma. Reading aloud. Caring for the table silver. Making and selling lamp lighters and iron holders. ' Self-denial of candy, etc. "I Didn't Think." If all the troubles in the world Were traced back to the start, We'd find not one in ten began From want of willing heart. But there's a sly, woe-working elf Who lurks about youth's brink. And sure dismay he brings away The elf "I didn't think." He seems so sorry when he's caught, His mien is all contrite, He so regrets the woe he wrought And wants to make things right. But wishes do not heal a wound, Nor weld a broken link; The heart aches on, the link is gone All through "I didn't think." When brain is comrade to the heart, And heart from soul draws grace, "I didn't think" will quick depart For lack of resting place. If from that great unselfish stream, The golden rule we drink, We'll keep God's laws and have no cause - -To say, "I didn't think." Ella Wheeler Wilcox. She Has a Precious Dolt Naomi Oles, the little 6-year-old daughter of Frederick Oles, of Lans dale, Pa., has In her possession a doll which Is considered the most valuable possession in the county and which has created considerable comment because of Its headgear, to which there is an in teresting story attached. Twenty-one years ago Mr. Oles, fa ther of Naomi, was the proud possessor of a head of silken locks with a natural tendency to curL As he grew older his viotber thought it was not becoming I egaps?' Housetop XCritfOA r" '" ' in ' ii I flying lop 1 I Bussi&n sciVHfy Nv Double- ZggjZjZj ( ; e j J Haider. f if Y Outdoor loiySf that a boy of his age should wear such pendants and it was with much per suasion that she finally induced bin to have his hair cut. When the barber had shorn him of his locks the mothe: secured them and placed them away for safe keeping. Recently she had a doll's wig mad of the hair and, having had it placed upon a pretty doll, the grandniothei presented it to Naomi. The little gir is extremely proud of her gift and seems to thoroughly realize the valu of this doll with natural hair so pecu Marly secured. Little Naomi's present if the envy of all the little girls in th vicinity. Tommy Wanted a Reason. "Mamma," queried little Tommy, "can a door talk?" "No, dear, of course not" was the re ply. "Then," continued the youthful in formation seeker, "why did you tel Jane to answer the door this morn ing?" Not Always Polite Thinza. Teacher What does h-u-n-t spell Johnny? Johnny Dunno. Teacher Don't you know what youi father does when he loses his collai button? Johnny Yes'm. He says things. Would Still Be a Puller. "Charlie," said a visitor to a brigh little 5-year-old, 'are you going to be a dentist like your father and pull peo pie's teeth when you grow up?" "No, sir," replied Charlie. "I'm going to be a lawyer like Uncle George and pull people's legs." Elbows on the Finjira. Small Willie was talking about his knuckles, and his little 4-year-old sis ter asked him what he meant. "Why," replied little Willie, "I mean the little elbows on my fingers." Little Alice's Description. Little 3-year-old Alice stood watch ing her mother baking pancakes. Aftei a few moments' silent observation she said: "Put on back, turn over on stomach, then eat." Composition of Sweetbreads. Elsie (aged 3) Mamma, I want tc ask you a serious question. Mamma Well, what is it, dear? Elsie Are the sweetbreads made of loaf sugar? DO THEIR WORK IN SECRET. Uncle Sam's Detectives Have Impor tant Duties to Perform. Uncle Sam's large and well-organized secret service is made up mostly of men who come properly under the head of detectives with police powers, but it has its class of bona fide spotters, whose entire duty it is to Ingratiate themselves with persons suspected of having designs to evade the custom house duties and ,to warn the baggage inspectors at this end of the impending swindle. In cleverness, address and adaptability the secret service spotter is easily at the., head of his profession, and even ranks with the trained ex perts of the European diplomatic corps. It is essential that he should be a man of the world, for he must associ ate with all kinds of people on equal terms. He has no fixed abode, but lives in various European capitals when he is not on shipboard, where he is much of the time. He must never let himself be in the slightest degree suspected. There is always a number of these agents in Paris because of the great American trade there. They live the life apparently of flaneurs and boule vardiers. In all lines of trade that con cern dutiable goods they are experts, and no large purchase by an American in Paris is unknown to them. Their circle of acquaintance is enormous, but nobody knows them for what they are. In one way or another they contrive to make the acquaintance of any persons whom they suspect, and unostentatious ly and unremittingly trail him. Many a time some man who has made a heavy purchase of diamonds or laces and so disposed them that he felt sure of being able to get them through the port undiscovered has been passed on the dock by a chance acquaintance of the voyage over, who, unseen, presses a little note into the hand of the customs inspector. That note tells all that the wily smuggler would wish to keep sec ret, and his baggage is mercilessly ran sacked until the hidden articles are brought to light He has been follow ed by the spotter. Men employed In this line get good pay as high as $10 a day but it costs them much to live in the manner In which they must main tain themselves. Ainslee's Magazine. - Comparison and Contradiction. Rustic New England humor, though It is not always delicate, dearly loves the paradox In comparison and the con tradiction. Of a crooked man, the peo ple say, "He stands as straight as a sheep's hind leg," and "that 'ere road goes to Milford as straight as a snake can run." The bicycler is ploughing along laboriously through a sandy road, and the rustic who meets him ex claims, with compassion in .his eyes, "Ain't it durned mean they won't let ye ride on the sidewalk." Nothing like a sidewalk within twenty miles. Offered a Small Figure. A few days since a popular attorney called upon another member of the profession and asked his opinion upon a certain point of law. The lawyer to whom the question was addressed drew himself up and said. "I gener ally get paid for what I know." The questioner drew a half dollar from his pocket handed It to the other and cool ly remarked:" "Tell me all you know and give me the change." . A sweetheart Is a charming fancy, but a wife Is very apt to be a solemn fact . TRUMPET CALLS. Ram's Horn Sounds a Warning Note to the Unredeemed. GOOD man riot only knows how to live; be knows how to die. The true Christian Calen dar makes ev ery day a saint's day. He who fears God need never fear man. The begging church is a libel on the giving Christ. Man's favor is temporary; but God's is everlasting. Too much service steals our time for serious thought. Abiding achievement is greater than restless activity. It is a jelly-fish creed that has no bones of difficulty. Evil fastens on us only because it finds affinity in us. No weapon will slay the enemy like the "Sword of the Spirit." Christianity is to the Christless as the science of optics to the blind. The adder on a jeweled tray Is as dangerous as Its fellow In the dirt. The approbation of self Is seldom born of the approval of conscience. The pains of colic are' not to be con founded with penitence for apple-coon-ing. . God knows how much faith we have, but tries us so we can honor Him with our faith. Charity draws from an exhaustless fountain; the more it gives, the more it has to give. The sceptic'' hits at the New Testa ment miracles with a view of hurting its morals. The saddest day for the Christian is that in which he seeks satisfaction out side of Jesus. The modern plan is for a man to be a publican in his prayer and a Pharisee in his practice. There Is no promise that the church which is a poor beggar will rest in Abraham's bosom. It is hopeless consulting the compass of conscience when you lay the load stone of lust beside it. The roots of a strong tree do not make much rustle but they do the hanging on in time of storm. No wonder some churches are shaky when the pillars reel, the pews waltz and the pulpit is in a whirl of social engagements. You can always find many to go the way of riot with you, but then you can always find One, the Son of Man, to go the way of righteousness. Bold in Their Thievery. "The thing wnich struck me the most forcibly in Mexico," said J. D. Proud fut who has just returned from a visit to the far south, "is the boldness and cleverness of the sneak thieves who invest the national capital. They call them rateros down there, and if that word comes from rat It is well taken. The day before I left Mexico an old gentleman came in on the train and put his head out of the car window to see the sights. Just as the train pulled up at the depot a rateros on the plat form snatched off the old gentleman's hat The old gentleman ran out of the car and, seeing the thief, he set his valise down in order to give chase. In an instant another rateros had swiped the valise and both of the thieves got away. "The old gentleman went to a hotel and barely had unpacked his trunk when a young man appeared in his room and called for his dirty clothes for the laundry. The young man was another rateros and he got nearly every stitch of wearing apparel the old gen tleman had. I had a little experience with the rateros on my own account. They got a light overcoat from my car riage seat in broad daylight when I was standing within five feet of it talk ing to an acquaintance." Kansas City Journal. Label If oar Jokes. A joke that has for its point the mis use or the mispronunciation of a word cannot safely be used in mixed com pany. I've always fancied myself a wit said a woman who went abroad last summer, and on the steamer com ing home I really let myself out Every body was a bit seasick, and I well, even I had times when I thought I'd rather own an automobile than any kind of a yacht One day we all fore gathered on deck, and talked about what we'd gone through you know how people do on shipboard. I was talking in my cleverest vein with an English ramily. "I'm like a famous lady," I chortled, gayly. "I'll be extremely glad to set foot on terra cotta again." That evening the mother of the Eng lish family took me aside. - "My dear," said she, "I'm so much older than you that I am sure I may make so bold as to tell you something and I want you to take it in the spirit in which it is meant You said this morning you'd be glad to set foot on terra cotta again. I thought I'd just call your attention to the thing so you won't make the same mistake again. It isn't terra cotta, it's terra firma." Free Sulphur Baths. In Paris the public authorities supply gratuitously sulphurous baths to all workers who manipulate lead. , Worth More than Gold. Attar of roses sells at $100 an ounce, which is exactly five times the value of gold. U (St... .-HS-JWsNSI Apples for the Northwest. SPECL FARM kucikoc'blN(5u ffwzfflg In reply to some criticism of his views about Russian apples. Prof. Hansen, of South Dakota, says in the Country Gentleman: "The facts are that in the sections of the Northwest where the American varieties fail, the Russian varieties as a class have proved superior in hardiness and that is the first essential. In more favored regions where American varieties are a commercial success I would say, 'Let well enough alone.' In time we hope to combine the high quality and long keeping capacity of our best American winter varieties with the hardiness and freedom from scab of the hardiest Rus sian sorts, but this work of crossing will demand patience and considerable time. The fact remains that the Minne sota State Horticultural Society only recommends three varieties as of the first degree of hardiness viz.: Hiber nal, Duchess and Charlamoff. (The name 'Oldenburg' has not been adopted by this society, as the old name, 'Duchess,' Is so well established in Min nesota that the change would only cause confusion). Four other varieties are recommended as of the second de gree of hardiness and of these two are American and two 'Russian. Of the thir teen recommended for trial at least three are Western seedlings of Duch ess, three are American seedlings and seven are Russian. Neither class of ap ples needs defenders. Leave it to a vote of the fruitmen in each locality. It is simply a question of locality." Sheep in Australia. The Breeder's Gazette publishes a picture of the champion "strong wool" Merino ram of Australia this season. This sheep is owned by S. McCaughey, Coonong, who likewise breeds Ver- mont Merinos in large numbers, having carried off many prizes at both the Sydney and Melbourne shows with his Vermonts. The sheep illustrated is named Eclipse, and he was champion at both the shows named. Reports of these shows indicate that Vermont Merinos are increasing In popularity in Australia. Large numbers of them were shown, both pure breds and grades, by many exhibitors. Winter and Spring Spraying. It seems to be almost universally claimed now by our best horticulturists that spraying in winter, when the trees are bare, effects more in killing fun gous diseases than a spraying when the foliage has come out, as the spray can be used much more than double the strength and is more sure of reach ing every part of the bark, thus also reaching the fungus spores which may be harbored there. It can also be used on such as may be on the ground, or in the grass and weeds under the trees. These spores lie there dormant during the winter months, but start and multi ply rapidly in the warmer weather, and especially If it be damp. They are also agreed that the law against spraying apple trees when in bloom, to kill the larva of the codling moth, though en acted as a protection to the beekeepers, is really an advantage to the orchard ist In Niagara and Ontario counties. New York, many experiments have shown that when blossoms were spray ed with paris green strong enough to kill the codling worms, the blossoms failed to set any fruit, and usually fell off much sooner than those .not spray ed. This was seen where one-half the tree was sprayed In bloom and the other was not Cheap Way of Getting Fertility. At the meeting of the New Jersey Board of Agriculture one of the speak ers gave his experience in improving a run down farm. He started with crimson clover, but later on he added the cow horn turnip to it sowiilg a half peck of crimson clover and a pound of the turnip seed together, sowing among the corn in the summer and plowing un der in the" fall. Of three strips sown, one with buckwheat, one with crimson clover and one with the clover and tur nip together, the latter gave so much the best result that the difference was noticeable In the next crop at quite a distance. It brought up poor soil to wonderful fertility. . Cheap Flooring. We will give a method of making a floor for henhouse or other places where heavy animals are not to travel or teams to be driven over it that is nearly as good and durable as a cement floor and Is cheaper. It also makes a good walk around the house, in places where it will not be much driven over. Lay a foundation four to six inches deep with small stones or the cinders from the coal ashes, making as nearly a level surface as possible. - Then with the regular coal sieve get the coal ashes and add a bushel of fresh slaked lime ECLIPSE. to each four bushels of the ashes. Mix well and let it stand a few days, then add a gallon of salt and moisten to a thin mortar so that when put on it will settle down into the stones. Spread two or three inches thick, and in a few days give another coating. The more coatings and thicker it is the longer It will last If it is broken by accident it can be mended In the same way. It will be ratproof and waterproof; and if the upper surface of last coat is smooth It can be kept clean, and absorbs no filth or odors. American Cultivator. Agricultural Colleges. The increased number of students that have been reported at most of the agricultural colleges is not so much an Indication of a more prosperous con dition of the farmers, enabling them to send their sons to the college, as It is of the fact that they are better recog nizing the value of the practical knowl edge that they can there obtain of the best methods of handling all or Some of the various branches of agriculture and horticulture. And It is In part due to the managers of those same colleges' having lately paid more attention to teaching in these special branches. It may not he that they have in any way lessened their requirements in other studies, but they have begun to under stand that those who have chosen the agricultural college instead of the many which are not classed under that name, have done so because they want ed or were desired by those who sent them there, to learn that which will fit them for a farmer's life rather than for a professional life. And those which are the most prosperous to-day are those which first learned this lesson and profited by it Baising Pigs. We always preferred to have the young pigs come in March rather than later in the season,' partly because we were not too busy to attend to them, and more especially because they would be fattened before the weather was very cold and were out of the way when we wanted the space for those we intended to feed in the winter. Then, too, if we bred any to sell we usually found the price better in November than in December or January. With a well-built piggery we had no trouble in getting winter pigs to grow and be fit for the butcher at about' seven months old, and If they would dress about 200 pounds each they were al ways in demand. American Cultivator. The Poultry House. While we want a poultry house so well built that water will not freeze in it by day or night, we do not believe in having it heated artificially. If it is kept too warm the fowl will not endure the cold when let out of doors We have known some to succeed with hens, keeping them confined to the house all winter, but it requires much care to keep the house clean, and we think that an outing every day when' it is not actually freezing keeps them in better health, and they lay quite as well, for we seldom failed to have about half the flock laying during the greater part of the winter Exchange. Good Care of Stock Pays. Never try to lay up a big bank ac count by raisins scrub stock, ssm th Farmers' Advocate. If you have a good grade of stock and cannot afford to buy one or more thoroughbreds, you can make your grade stock better by liber al feeding and good care. Stunting young stock, thoueh thev mm ho thor oughbreds, will in a short time reduce mem io worse man scrubs, because scrubs are never used to and fin nnt re ceive but very ordinary care. - The thor- ougnDrea aoes expect liberal feeding and good care, and will degenerate without it - Horse Talk. Never hit a horse on the head. It is not only cruel, but it is very foolish. You will likely injure him and he will lose all confidence in you, and he will watch every opportunity to escape from you. Another frightfully cruel, injurious and inexcusable act is to kick a horse in its belly. No man with the least intelligence or common sense will do It Every farm should have at least one or two large box stalls to use for hospi tal purposes. No sick horse should ever be tied by the head. These hospital stalls should be In a detached building and kept disinfected and ready for use at any time. There should also be some means of beating in severe cold weatherl The saving of even' one horse with pneumonia by keeping the temperature even and comfortable would more than repay the expense for years. If a horse is inclined to stock up in a tie stall, he should have the freedom of a box stall. Try it The high-spirited.' ? nervous horse will always do better in ,. a box stall. Iron mangers for grain are preferable ' to others, as they are easily kept sweet -'' and clean. ; ;: It is a good plan if your tie stalls are . not quite warm enough, or are exposed ; . ... to the in-rush of cold air when the outer doors are opened, to hang curtains at the back of the stalls from rods placed near the ceiling. These curtains can be made of old blankets, pieces of carpeting or old meal sacks sewed together.. They should be fastened to rings on i ; the rods so tbey can be pushed back -and forth as occasion demands. Anything that adds to the comfort of ' a horse saves money for his master.-, -Farm Journal.