Mrs. S. E. B. of Houston, Texas, August, 25th, says: We have had excessive drought which injured all our fruit crops, Peaches, Grapes, Strawberries. Strawberry plants are almost extinct. The temperature at noon stood about 93° since May 20th. Much of the Shrubbery died. But we have health, a blessing to be thankful for, above all our losses and crosses.

[93° is good, but here in Germantown we could boast of 102° for half an hour on the 7th of September. Heat is rather favorable to health in general. It is the rain following heat that brings fevers. - Ed. G. M.J