It is a great convenience to know the coniparative value cf different kinds of wood for fuel. Shell-bark hickory is regarded as tho highest stnudard of oui forest trees, and, calliug that 100, other trees will compare with it for real valuó as f nel for house purposes as f'ollows: Shellbark hickory, 100; pignut hickory, 95; white oak, 84; white asb, 77; dogwood, 75; scruh oak, 73; whito hazel, 72; apple tree, 70; red oak, 67; white beech, 65; black birch, 62; yellow oak, 60; hard maple, 59; white eïm, 58; red ceilar, 56; wild cherry, 55; yellow pisé, 54; chestnut, 52 ; ytllow poplar, 51 ; butternut and whito birch, 43; white pico, 30. It is worth bearing in mind thüt in woods of the same species there is a great difterence, acc;oiling to Iho soil on which they grow. A tree tliat growii on a wet, löw, rich ground will be less solid and less durable for fuel, aud therefore oí a less value than a treo of the samo kind that grows on a dry and poOT soil. To tlie ordinary purchaser oak ia oak and pine is piue, but for home use the tree grown on dry upland and standing apart from others is worth a great deal more. The Louisville Cour Journal says : "Between 1848 and 1876 the product of gold .and silvev iu Mexico was $702.01)0,000. Duriug the sarae period Amerioan enterpribö produced from the territory acquired from Mexico by the MexScau war $1,389,372,185. In the northern stat s of Mexico there remains a mineral wealth of enormous valr.e, whioli, after all the operations of the Spaniurds. has scarcely been scratched. Railroads and American enttrprise wil! stir tbis región into lito. Thousnuds of j mines have been abandoued in Sonora and Chihuahua on account of the insecurity of the country, which formerly yjëlded cnormous riohes even with inKiiiVu'ient appliances for working them." j Toet are eating strawbflrries in ! Charleston, 8. C.