NOTES ON FOOTBALL. 1 [Br "VETERAN."] TALL SCORING. The League game at Aberystwyth between the home team and R.W.W. showed both sets of forwards in a good scoring mood. Now one is tempted to ask was thi& big score 'ue to the good play of the forwards or -a weakness in the defence. To score gouls at this rate shows that the forwards; were well on the bali. but I am afraid their prowess was aided very considerably by the slowness and uncertainty of the de- fence. There was a. fairly good gate, and -after r_l the defeat of Towyn. Rovers on. the previous Saturday it was fully expected that Aberysltwyth would defeat the n'rarehouiS.emoE"n ,taking into consideration as well the fee" that Towyn had previously easily beaten R.W.W. But early de- feats and early losses must not be taken too serious. The Warehouse are an improving team, and the unexpected (to Aberystwyth a,t leost) happened, for the visitors won, by 5-4. The score, as I said before, indicates a weakness in, the defence of both teams. By the way, when did the Warehouse last win at Aberyst- wyth? The homesters had a new right wing, but it was no improvement on, the one that played against Towyn when Griffiths and Jack Jones were injured. All the R.W.W. men played a winning game, and as they are ia very well balanced team should not be very far from the top of the League this season. It would really be invidious to mention any names—suf- fice it to say that the outstanding figure was the inside left who scored -three of the goals. Os- wald Green is a missed man in the Abervstwy t.h ranks. The goalkeeper did not play up to the form he displayed against Towyn and let in very simple goals,. Jenkiuis was too wild, whilst Eddie Hughes was undoubtedly the best back an the Beld-his tackling and kicking being ex- cellent. Humphreys, at left half, made a suc- cessful first appearance, and should gain a per- manent place in the tea-m. Tommv Reee was just, below his usual standard, and Cope, who had a fine wing to look after, did not shine aa in. the previous match, nevertheless he worked very hard. All the forwards were poor. Towyn Jones winders about too much, whereas Pop Wright was evidently a marked man. It was a disappointing game on, the whole, but the better team won. TOWYN MAKE AMENDS. Towyn showed something of their old form on Saturday at Montgomery, though they only managed to just squeeze home by 1—0. This goal was obtained in the first five minutes aind a.fter that the play "vçs about as even as pos- sible. The homesters played dispemtely hard to itt least- equalise, but they had a stubborn de- fence to meet, and failed to net the hall. The game, so the Tefereoe informs me, was an ex- ceedingly good and pleasant one. Z!l .MONTGOMBRYSfJIR« & DISTRICT LSAGDB. ReSULTS CP TO DATK. G oa Is. P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS LlsnirHoes 3 3 0 0 14 n 6 Towyn 4 3 1 0 9 5 6 Llanfvllin 4 2 1 1 11 7 5 R.W.W 4 1 2 1 8 14 3 Abervstwyth 2 1 1 0 7 7 2 'Welshpool 3 1 2 0 5 9 2 Montgomery 2 0 2 0 2 5 0 Caersws 2 0 2 0 2 12 0 .Aberystwyth Colt. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MONT GOME RYSHIRE LE AG-IT K. ABERYSTWYTH v NEWTOWN R.W.W. Under the auspices of the Montgomeryshire and District League1. Aberystwyth, were visited on Saturday by the Newtown Royal Welsh Warehouse." There was a fairly good gate; but the game was disappointing. There were two changes in the home eleven. Mr E. V. Davies, Llanidloes., had charge of the teams, which were as follows — Aberystwyth: J. Da,vies: D. Jenkins and Eddie Hughes; J. Cope, T. W. Rees (capt) and T. Humphreys; D. Towyn Jones, D. J. Davie*. John Jo-neis, Evon, Jones and Pop Wright, Newtown R.W.W.: Beadles; Cha-llinor amd Morgan; J. Jones, R. E. Evans and H. Ed- wards; Tom Evans, W. Owen, A. Owen, H. Boulton, and E. Garnett. The linesmen were Messrs Oswald James and F. Bellis, The game, opened rather sensationally, for Abervstwyth right from the kick-off broke away, Evan Jones scoring in lees than ti,min,utei. Then, the Warehouse retaliated, but Da-ves cleared from. W. Owen. Then came the equaliser for Davies. instead of handling the ball—when he had plenty of time to do so—kicked the ball an opponent with the: result that it rebounded into the net. The visitors, en- couraged by -this success, again attacked, and Boulton beat Davies. who had once cleared, and gave his- side the lead. The visitors, continued to have the best of and were pres.sing all the time, Eddie Hughes playing .» nne game for the homesters. After some pla.y of a give and take charocter. the visitors, again scored through Boulton. Aberystwyth then repeated their previous performance, for right from the kick off Pop Wright got going with the result rhat he scored -No. 2. Then. Abervstwyt'h took up the attack, and several times came very near doing the needful, but Iwlf-time came with the score Newtown 3 goals, Aberystwyth 2 goals. On resuming Aberystwyth were the first to ■ attack, D. J. Davies experiencing very hard lines. A corner was awarded to Aberystwyth, but this was of no ,avrail and likewise (l free kick which fell to their lot, Then the. Warehouse attack 1 Davies oaviin,g at the expense of a cor iier. which- was placed behind. Some pretty pifty was next, witnessed en the visitors' left, which ended in Boulton scoring No 4. From a ■vee> kick Aberystwyth attacked but the.Ware- house cleared and the hall was rushed into the net thus scoring -No;. 5. Some fifteen minutes remained to be played and it appeared as if the homiesters were in for a heavy defeat. They took up the .attacking with vigour and John Jones slcored No. 3 amidst co.rae cheering. Be- fore .the cheering had isubstidted, D. T'owySn Jones scored No, 4, and from now to the. end there wa§ much excitement, Aberystwyth mak- ing valiant efforts to equalise, but in vain, for the whistle went with the visitors winners by five goals, to four. f LLANIDLOES DEFEAT WELSHPOOL. Welshpool entertained Llanidloes in the League on Saturday, and suffered defeat by three goals to nil. Considering that Welshpool were not. at full strength, this re- sult. was not surprising, but the game all through was not a. good exposition of football, and was devoid of excitement till near the finish. Mr Lcdwick. Oswestry, was the referee, and the teams lined up as follows — Welshpool: Edwards; Thomas and Webster; Waring, Addie and Evans Morris, M. Jones, Wills on and Richards. Llanidloes: Roberts; W. Jones and Welkins; J. Evans, T. P. Homer and Smiles; Brunton, Hughes, N. Jones-, Smith and A. Evans. Welsthpool played for twenty minutes with only ten mem. Walley being absent. At the end of that period Rudge took his place, and filled the outside right position. Llanidloe« won the toss, and defended the railway goal. After midfield play the visitor* attacked, .nnd from a. free kick a corner was forced, but Evans sent behind. From another free kick Brunton was presented with, a good chance but sent behind' when well placed. Pool attacked, but Homer cleared, and at the other e.nd Hughes placed fl corner kick beautifully but Edwards fisted out. The home custodian saved very smartly shortly afterwards. Thomas in trying to clear sent the ball over his head towards his own goal, but Edwards removed the danger. Pool Z, got down the field through the medium of Addie and Richards forced a, corner which was unavailing. A. Evans got away for the visitors, but Edwards left his goal and cleared. Shortly afterwards the visitors attacked, and Smith scored from what appeared to many to be an offside position. Rudge got away for Welshpool and sent across | goal, but none of the other forward^ could get to the ball and shortly afterwards Willson just missed with a good shot. Waring placed a cor- ner splendidly for Welshpool, but Roberts tip- ped the ball over the bar. and J. Evans iseri-t the second corner behind. Half-time arrived with the visitors leading by one goal to nil. On the resumption Pool pressed and M. Jones showed a nice bit of play. but Watkins cleared. The character of the play livened up somewhat and from a centre by Similes, Brunton sent behind. In another .at.ta,ek C. Smith gcoerd with a shot that gave Edwards no chance. Pool attacked, and Roberts conceded e,corner from a shot by Willson. This proved abortive, but Will son shortly afterwards got in another splendid shot which Roberts saved equally well. Presently A. Evans got away, and centred, and Smirlh scored a third goal with another good shot. The homesters attacked, and Willson shot over the bcr. The excitement of the crowd was raised before the finish when Welshpool pressed very hard for a long time. but they failed to score, and the game ended in, a win for Llanidloes as stated.
MONTGOMERYSHIRE CUP. DRAW FOR THE FIRST ROUND. Llanfyllin- v Welshpool, referee Mr Doody; Chirbury v Guilsfield, referee Mr J. B. Tomley; Cambrian. Mills v Caermw,, referee Mr E. V. Da vies; Excelsiors v R.W.W. Montgomery and Llanidloes have byes. To be' played off on or Before December 11th.
TTTI WELSH AMATEUR CUP. The draw f-or the preliminary and first rounds has resulted as follows — FIRST PRELIMINARY ROUND. Cetfn Albion v. Aerefair United, Johnstown v. Eselusham. To be played on October 23. SECOND PRELIMINARY ROUND. Oswestry v. Ponkey, Johnstown or Esclusham v. Bala Press, Cefn or Acrefiai-r v. Druids Chirk v. Rhos Athletic, Buckley Rangers v. Shotton Town, Buckley Engineers v Coed Talon Bough- ton v. Mold Town, Flint v. Ruthin, Brynteg v. Gresford, Summerhill v. Coedpoeth, Rossett v. Brymbo Victoriia, Llanfyllin v Caersws, Shrews- bury Rovers v. Welshpool, Royal Welsh Ware- house v. Montgomery. To be played on Novem Bex 6th, FIRST ROUND. Chirk or Rho& Atihietic v. Johnstown or Ee- olushamor Bala, Cefn or Aerefair or Druids v. Ostvestry or Ponkey, Conwav v. Col-wyn Bay, Llandudno v Llan-rwst, Boughton or Moid Town v. Buckley Engineers or Coed Talon, Flint or Ruthin v. BucMey Rangers or Shotton, Sum- merhill Victoria, v. S1.1mmerrhill or Coedpoeth, Brynt-eg lor Gresford v. Rossett or Brymbo. Vic- toria., Llanfaets Bridge v. Rhayader, Llandrin- dod Wells v. Builth Wells, Pwllheli v. Towyn Rovers, Barmouth v. Portmadoc, Llanfyllin or Caersws v. Royal Welsh Warehouse or Mont gomery, Shrewsbury Rovers or Welshpool v. Newtown Excelsiors.. To be played on Novem- ber 27. Aberystwyth, Carnarvon, Oak Alyn, Rhos Rangers. Bangor, Ritabon, Holyhead Swifts and Llanidloes United are exempt until the third round. FOOTBALL FIXTURES. OCTOBER. 9—Caersws v Towyn Rovers. 16-St. Martins v. Oswestry Reserves. 16-Chirk v. Porthywaen. 23-Pant v. St. Martins. 30—Ellesmere v. Oswestry Reserve*.
Mr. D. DAVIES' FOX HOUNDS!. These hr.unds met at Leighton Bridge, Welsh- pool, yesterday week, for cub haatiae, at 73C a.m. A visit was made to Cwmbyclvin W"o i, which, as usual, held a fox. Breaking out, being vipwt d by Greenhow, he made his way -rraitfht for Cwm Dingle, where houuds had to giv^ it up owing to scent beinsr very bad. The honnris ware then taken back to Cwmhynhan Wonrl and qnicklv getting on to a line followed if. to a, badger ,arth. Little Nen was put in and digging operations also begun. After digging some time they eaine in fight of the terrier with a verv large Badg r in front of her. The hoaods quickly disposed "of if, but were unable to secure the fox. The Bl .ck Bank was next drawn. The hounds were soon in full cry and rattled Reynard to and fro. Brok- ing out across Harp Hollow road, up to Buttington Hill farm, he swung round right handed down to Harp Hollow, where he was lost. The hounds were then taken to the Royal Oak, Welshpool, for the night. On Saturday the meet was again at Leighton Bridge, when Cwm Dingle was drawn but proved blank. Trelystan Wood was next drawn wtlien t-everal ft.'xeo were soon on foot., The houi.d* divided, one part, of them making straight up the wood. Reynard crossed the road into Leighton Covers, from there into Richards' Hill, I hen turn- ed left handed by the Cross Hands inm Leighton Covers again and was lost. The remainder of the pack took their fox down the Wooo, broke ont at hottom, then down the Beeches Dingle near to Martuu Pool and Slock urn. Hounds were then taken back to Trelystan Wood where they very soon had another fox on foot. The whole of the pack having a good start they raced him down the Wood and dowu the Beeches Dingle where they killed him in the open. On Monday the lllAet was fixed for the Kennels. Dygwm hills were first visited when a fox was quickly viewed making his way down Bronllan hili for Cwm 'ockw. He went straight up the rock ami over t he top when hounda divided, the one lo' goinf; over Havod hill and Waiuriir hill for NeauddL'wi dd and Pwllan, rvhera he was hat, The other part hnnted their fox down ilnvod hill to the rodOIll, turning to the Tight up the hill, back down rhe Cwm rucks nnnr Dygwtn hcuse and Wert:, up Gia.nduins bnnk, over the Tuibut-v, across Red Bou*e hill down to Penrhyllan, where he turned his mask back up Glanfiecon hill and down Cae-Lk-aust dingle into Glyn Tack, where Reynard had to be left. Jus: then Greenhow came up with the remainder of the pack. Tr.e Matter then de- cided to draw Dygwm rocks. Immediately on enferina the rocksafcx was viewed by the Master. Reynard made his wny down the rocks over near the Dygwj/j house up Cwm rocks to the top, then down to the bottom again, then up Bronllan hill into some very thick fern where he was aga. n viewed by the Matter. The hounds almost sur- rounding him. Reynard broke away down Bron- Ilan hill up the Cwm rocks, then acroes Cwm ami Havod hills where he wat roiled over. ONE IN THE HUNT
-4-- TRAGIC ACCIDENT ON 'HK CAMBRIAN RAILWAY. The mutilated body of a yiung woman was found about 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning on the Cambrian Railway within a mile of Paniydwr station, and caused a great stir io the neighbour- hood. The head, arm* an legs were seveied from the body, and the head and body weie very badly battered. Late in the day it was known (hat the body was that of Alice Ann NicholL-, aged 22, employed a, a domestic servant at Fron Farm, P.intyd..r. It trans- pired that she had been visiting a "eighbolll ing farm on Tuesday and was returning homi to the Frott by a road which crost-ed the raiiway, and is a much nearer route than that slon,-? the road and over a bridge. On Tuesday night there was a wild stolm, and as sho carried an ur bre-ila ifc is conjectured that she would be unable either to Hear or see the approach of the train that must have overtaken her. It is supposed that three or four trains probably passed over her, but chose in charge of the trams are reported as having noticed nothing unusual on the line. The inquest was held ou Thursday afternoon at Pantydwr Station, Mr E P Careless, coroner for Rbayader, presided A ver. dict of accidental death was returned.
FARM NOTES. j [BY AN OCCASIONAL CONTRIBUTOR.] Ijadjen deep with fruity cluster, Rich September, ripe and hale. Bees about his basket fluster, Laden deep with fruity cluster, Skies harve now a softer lustre, iBasrns resound to flap of flail. Rich September is, again bidding us farewell —Jiving behind him well stored barns and steckyards, richly laden orchards and gardens, and a wealth of verdure still on the pastures. The month haa on the whole been a. prontable mion,th to farmers, for which we feel most grate- ful; the fine bountiful erop,3 of grain have been mostly gathered in splendid condition. On high lying farms nnd in late districts there is still some groin standing in the fields, but so far it is not at all dam-aged 'by the weather, as we hear of it being spoilt in the eastern coun- ties of England. In fact the whole of W,ales seetms to ha,ve been more highly favoured with suitable weather for securing the grain harvest t,han any of the counties of England. Although in the language otf the poet the barma do not resound to flia-p of flail," yet the hum of the thrashing machine has been fre- quently hetard and a. fair quantity of gnain has found its way to the market. Like all new grain the condition is not exactly what millers fike, and consequently there has a steep decline in prices of wheert. From the 20s. a ba.g of August to the 1&. of September seems a. big jump. Barley has not slidden down so far, and very few oats have been offered yet. Unless .straw or motney is badly wanted it is (better to keep the grain a. bit longer in stack as the condition will improve, and probably prices may improve also. Where the stubbles were cleared early the fine wea-ther of Sepfcenuber has afforded an ex- cellent opportunity for cleaning the land and getting it iready for the root crops of next y-eer, .thereby saving iUime and labour in the, busy spring monthsi A light ploughing and freqnen t alternate workings of the roller, cultivator, amd harrowa will bring all root weeds to the surface, so that they can be burned or carted off, when dung or lime may be (applied as considered de- sirable. Possibly the higher ramge of wheat prices may induce a wider cultivation of that crop. Where the soil is suitable and other circumstances favourable, that would be a. pru- dent course, to pursue, and as much of the land as possible ought to be seeded during the next two months. Yet it will not be a wise speculation to overdo the growth of wheat by sowing it on unsuitable soils, or at very high altitudes-, or on fields which have not been properly prepared and cultivated. Nor would it be wise to sow wheat to the extent that it would interfere witih the growth of other crops., or with the general ro- tation and management of the farm. The far- mer who grew ten acres- of a splendid crop of wheat and sold it at a high price to a firm of seedtsmen and now talks largely of sowing 100 ,aere6 this year is :not likely to farm 'his land properly besides risking in a rash speculation. We don't like, to put all our eggs in one basket. However, a judicious increase in the acreage may be very advisable as at present the wheat area, is very small compared to what it was a generation ago. The month of September has afforded a. nav- ouraible opportunity for working up a bastard fallow or an out brash and preparing it for wheat. A clover ley may also be ploughed and sown with wheat, if the soil and situation is suitable, and if the run of the ley is not requir- ed for stock. Where the pasturage is of consid- erable value, it may be better to defer the ploughing Off the ley till after Chri)stm,as and sow oats instead of wheat. Then land that is at present growing mangolds makes a very suit, able field for wheat, and can be got to work as soon ag the mangolds are drawn off it. A single light ploughing is quite sufficient after man- golds to prepare the land for wheat. Land that is growing swedes or turnips may also he put to wheat growing if it can be cleared of the roots in time for wheat sowing. On some farms wheat may be sown as late as February or even in March with good results after a root crop. The question of manuring for wheat may re- quire some consideration and must be approach- ed with a. good knowledge of the previous treat ment of the field, the present state of its culti- vation and the character of the soil. It is bad policy to keep the land poor, and grow only light crops; it is equally as bad to dose it heavily with nitrogenous manures and force up a great bulk of soft straw which never yields well. Plenty of farmyard manure to keep up the fertility and plenty of lime to correct the acidi-ty of the soil, stiffen the straw, and open out the texture of strong land. is a safe system of manuring where, it can be adopted economic- ally. If the field is convenient to the manure heap, or to the limekilns, that system cannot, be improved upon. But the field may be too dis- tant or unapproachable with heavy carts, or the manure may not be available, when a dress ing of lighter materials mus-t be resorted to. For heavy strong soils- it is not easy to get any- thing that will heat basic slag for growing wheat profitably; for lighter soils a mixture of slag and kainit is best-—the quantity in each 0a,se to he regulated by the present condition of the Land and its previous treatment. Superphos- phate, nitrate of soda, or sulphate of ammonia should only he resorted to -in case there is likely to be a. small growth of straw, .as all these man- ures are apt to cause- too rank -a- growth of straw. As there is only a slight increase of 200.000 a -of wheat this year over last in England and Wales, we may safely go a little further in the next year -and gradually raise our wheat a-rea to what it used to be in, the seventies. Query Can any other crop pay as well or bet- ter ? The show sea-son is, now over, a.nd looking back on it from a farmer's point of view the result is fairly satisfactory. Our Montgomery- shire shires have done the breed credit in the various displays, resulting in not «> few animals being disposed of at faiirlv good prices. More may follow. Judging by the type of foals still offered at our annual autumn fairs, it is evident there is still great room for improvement. It is doubtful whether a Midland dealer can now buy a truck load of as good foclls as he could do 30 years ago, even if he gives- as much per head for them. He would certainly have more difficulty in doing so. How is that fact explain- ed? After 30 years of systematic ende.avour to improve the shire horsey of the- county by the hiring and using o.f the very best stallions, we should naturally expect that by this time the ,standard of mares and foals coming to our autumn fairs would be raised considerably. Is it a fact that the. best mares and fillies are being sold out of farmers' hands -and out -of the county leaving us in the same position as we were before the association he-gan its work? Or is it that the puibhcISI oretting more critical as we get better educated, and more difficult to please, and will' not buy a colt now that we should have readily picked up some years ago? Perhaps both causes are at, work. No doubt many young fillies (-and colts also) have been disposed of at handsome prices, helping to tide the farmer over some of the rocks in his stream although at a loss to the district. No one can dispute the fact that the young shires' compet- ing at our annual shows are 11 far superior to those shown at our county shows 30 years: ago. Can we say the same- of our cattle? The dis- play of cattle at all our local, shows is really dis- appointing, and exhibits- little or no, improve- ment on what we used to bring out in the time of our county show-s. The stock of young cattle at our fairs and sales does not come- up to the o-ld standard. Except at Llanfair fair, where an appreciable improvement may be noticed in the -size and quality the- cattle, all the. other fairs in the county ma,y be considered to have lost ground. When we consider how much the .agriculture of the county depend^, on the. cattle and what a source of income the cattle industry is., it is rather surprising that the. progerss. is so little in the improvement of that cla8S of stock. Young useful store bullocks of the right class are always very saleable and at present are very dear. The price. of fat cattle. keeps up wonder- fully for the season. Reverting to the shows., the display of sheep, especially of the Kerry Hill sheep, was much more creditable than. that of cattle amd showed a great improvement during the time referred to. The sheep at our fairs are also of a better amd more uniform type than they used to be- hotter adapted for our hills, -and better adapted for our trade. The present prices would scarce ly corroborate that view, but it is to be hoped that it is only a temporary depression and tha;t we ghall see tliem: again making their old prices. A drop of 10s. per head in store ewes from last year is disheartening to the breeder. A hope- ful feature, however is that lambs have kept their price much better and are selling fairly 'well. The hill farmer hae been hardly hit this time by the gudden drop in sheep, especially on those hills where the ponies had been displaced by sheep. On the other hand those who continued and persevered with pony breeding are now reaping a bountiful harvest. Pit ponies have risen greatly in value, almost doubled their value in two years—caused partly by diminish- ed breeding stocks, partly by increased demand through greater numbers, being required in the coal pits since the passing of the Eight Hours Miners Bill and paxily through the American dem and for "the Shetland pony. It was thought a few vears ago that the mo-tor and the bicycle would "be the death of all the ponies, but it se-ems they are going to live yet. It was pro- phesied 70 years 'ago that when the railways got established through the country, cart horse breeding would collanse, and that there would be no work for horses. We tall know how false that prophecy proved, -and that cart horse breed ing has paid better tTInn. ever since the railway was made. Possibly pony breeding may yet prove profitable.
-— THE MONTR IN THE GARDEN. At this season of the year, heavy rains are likely -to occur, and the Equinoctial gales sweep over the land, breaking the pi-ants. in the flower beds, blowing over those in pots, and giving for the time being a. very untidy appearance to the garden. For the full enjoyment of the garden, both large and small, cleanliness and order are indispensable; all broken, parts of plants, as well as decaying vegetation generally, should be promptly removed. It is fox too common to leave the liaulm of peas clinging to the sticks- for weeks after the crops have been gathered, to let the tops- of potatoes litter the ground, and cabbage leaves decay and diffuse an un- pleasant odour. All this shows negligence, and is wasteful. If all the vegetable refuse is promptly gathered up and placed in a close heap, it will ferment and form one of the best manures for future crops. Vegetation, there- fore directly it ceases to be ornamental or use- ful should be collected and placed in a, heap in some convenient place. Not only will the as- pect of the garden be greatly improved, but M provision made for support of future crops of vegetables and flowers. Ad vantage should now be taken of fine days for the earthing up of celery. This work re- quires great care, and all offsets, decaying, or split leaves should be removed before the soil is placed in position. On the day preceding the operation the plants should be given a cop- ious watering, and ia good sprinkling of soot applied between the plants. The great sercet in the proper blanching of celery is to apply but little soil at one time and make frequent additions. At this season from seven to nine weeks will be required to complete the blanch- ing. Each plant after dleaning should be securely tied round with a piece of raffia, and the soil added at one side a.t a time, cutting the raffia as the work proceeds. Earth must not be added to the. later batches for some time to come, bearing in mind that late celery is like- ly to keep in a. more satisfactory condition through severe weather, when not too early or severely blanched. In many gardens the supply of spinach ceases on the .approach of winter, yet with a little management it may be had in as good quality almost from November to May as at any other time. Food experts speak in the highest terms of spinach, recommending it as much for its tonic properties as for its many excellencies as a. vegetable. Seeds sown now on a sunny shel- tered border soon germinate, and, unless the weather has been unfavourable; the first cutting will be ready by the middle of November the plants continuing to push up from the base all through the winter. There are improved var- ieties of recent raising, the best all round sort being Victoria Improved, which has broad, thick, dark green leaves, and is quite as hardy as prickly spinach, ithe favourite with market growers. A sowing in a frame in October would ensure a supply in winter, even in the worst weather. A phase of naming vegetables, as compared with many other garden products, wa.s brought forcibly to notice, at the recent Shrews-bury show. For prizes offered by various seedsmen were classee for one variety of onion under four diver,se names, yet in every case ,the bulbs shown were Ails-a Craig, although not one so named it. In the case of long carrots, these were also call- ed for under diverse names, although only the variety so well known as -New Intermediate was exhibited. Cabbages, cauliflowers, peas, to- matoes, turnips, beans, celery, cucumbers—in- deed, almost everything grown in the vegetable garden have to suffer under the s-ame constant variation in names, so that it is possible to pur- chase one and the same thing from twenty sources under as many different names. The pruning of fruit trees is usually done in the winter or early spring, but a great deal of work can be better and more carefully done at the present time. It does not matter what shape or kinds the trees, are, whether bushes or trained specimens, on walls- or fences, there will be (t certain number of main branches from which spring side-growths which may now be reduced in length to three or four leaves from the base of each. The ends of the main branch- es should not be, shortened if there is room for them to extend, but otherwise the ends may be pruned the same as the side shoots. A little judgment is all that is required, and, subject to that, nothing is simpler than this autumn prun- ing of fruit trees. Insert cuttings of marguerites four inches apart in a bed of sandy soil in a cold frame or in pots or boxes in a cool greenhouse. Old plantg are not worth preserving they take up more room than they are worth, besides looking unsightly. Wallflowers may now be transplanted to blooming quarters'. A very common mistake is to plant out in a, rich loose soil. By so doing the growth becomes gross and tender, and the plants have a tendency to shed their leaves, if they do not succumb entirely, under a spell of very severe weather. On the jther hand, when grown under restrictive .conditions, not only will wallflowers withstand hard frosts, but they will yield a richer display and charge the at- mosphere more liberally with their fragrance than when grown under seemingly generous treatment. In preparing beds and borders for planting, it is not necessary further to enrich the soil after the removal 'of the summer flow- ers, except when convenient -to dress with a small quantity of old lime or mortar rubbish. Having turned up the soil a spit deep, it, is a good plan to make it again very firm, either by treading or rolling. The- plants should then be dibbled in, and the soil made hard and firm about the roots. It is necessary that the plants should be well -grown. and they will then form fine bushy specimens of neat and compact hahita and growth, well able to withstand the hardest weather and ready to flower freely with the first dawn of spring. Vacant land infested with wire worms and other pests may he dre-ssed with gas-lime which can generally be obtained gratis from any gas- works. Spread the lime over the surface at the rate of fl, good shovelful per square yard and let it lie exposed all the winter. Leaves are commencing to fall, denoting the unmistakable approach of autumn, and in gar- dens where trees abound, the broom should be in frequent use. The results of labour thlle ex- pended are always satisfactory, firstly by the greatly improved appearance of the garden it- self, and secondly by the value of the leaves so collected. Leaf mould is much and deservedly valued for mixing with the soil for potting dif- ferent plants, and cultivators ought to see that they obtain- a. supply of it. It is the accumula- tion year after year of the fallen leaves of the woods that produce the rieh dark soil that sup- ports the fine forest trees and the ferns .and flowers. that carpet the ground above their roots rendering the woodlands so delightful during spring and early summer. This decayed matter is equally valuable in the cultivation of nearly all kinds of garden flowers, as well as plants in pots. The leaves should be gathered up and placed in a neat heap and a little soil placed over them to prevent being blown about by the wind, and in a year or less they will be rolled down and ready fOT mixing with soil of pot plants, etc.
MON 1 GOMERYSHI RE Y C ) d v NttY "B" b-QUADKON. ANNUAL SHOOT AND DINNER. -L Jit; UiiUlttU ENOOU turn AIUIMF UJL ".It oxiOOtin-JJ c.iiuj o i .L >jtjusauj."Oii, iVi.oijt^oiiiery&xiiie xeo. lÜ<>.1J,y, .look plaice on idiin&uay. xne snoot OIL At J.-t>a*ri»n ruHge 111 xiie moriiiiig, when me ciu.b cnu.i.ienge cup ^presented oy uie lioyai U-itii Hotel), the Squ-adron Ufllcers" Challenge Cup, value .5, for Uie best shot at 6UO yaras, goid, sIlver, and bronze medals and money prizee and .artlclefi to the value of upwards of "0 wero competed for. The dinner and presen- tation of prizes took place at the Royal Oak Hotel in the evening. Captain G. R. D. Har- rison presided, and he was supported by S.S.M. Roberta (vice-chairman), Captain Lambert, D.S.O., Major G. H. Mytton, Surgeon-Captain F. E. Marston, R.S.M. Mercer S.S.M. Hall, and the hon secretary, R.Q.M.S. Farmer. Let- terr. of apology for inability to be present were received from Colonel Sir Lennox Napier, Capt Mac-lean, Capt Corbett-Winder, Lieut. Gordon Reed, and Colonel Hutchine. A capital spread was provided under the personal supervision of Mrs Bus tin and after full justice had been done to it, the loyal toast was given from the chair and heartily honoured. R.Q.M.S. Farmer then proposed the toast of the Colonel and Officers- of the Regiment." He was s-ure, he said, they were greatly indebted to them for many kindnesses. He sometimes thought that, they did not reaJise what officers did for them, especially when he recalled a re- cent trip to London. All those who were for- tunate enough to be in that escort party were greatly indebted to the Colonel and Capt Lam- bert for the splendid -arrangements. As they knew, only 24 were allowed to go from each regiment, and he considered that the officers behaved moot unselfishly towards them in allow- ing so many of them to go. He saw that in many other regiments six, seven, eight, and as many as 16 officers went up, thus depriving the N.C.O.'s and men of the honour. Only one offi cer went from their regiment, and the honour of receiving the colours was left to the rank And file. The offioorsallso looked after them well in camp and were continually on the look out to see that the food and forage wag good. They could not have more popular officers than they had got, and he coupled with the toast the name of Major Mytton (applause). The toast was received with cheers, and Major Mytton thanked them on behalf of Colonel Wil- Mams-Wynn and the other officers. If there was one thing in a regiment, he said, that con- duced to its efficiency and prosperity, it was the maintenance of a good spirit between officers and men,; the spirit in which all ranks cheer- fully obeyed orders from their superior officers, and the spirit which led to discipline. That spirit, certainly existed in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. It was shown in many ways, but more especially, he thought, by the fact that despite the great changes which had taken place m the last two years, the Yeomanry stood where it did before, in the very forefront of the ranks of Yeomanry in Great Britain. Last year they t-ied for second place amongst all the regiments of the Western command in shooting, and this year he hoped they would turn out to be first. As long as the spirit he had referred to existed, he was quite certain the Ye oma-nry would con- tinue to prosper and remain what it was now, a regiment which Colonel Wynn, he knew, was very proud to command; and if a. time came when their services would be wanted, he was quite certain they would be ready to do their best for their King, country, hearth, -and home (loud applause). The Chairman next proposed the toast of the Subscribers," and said that- only for the sub- scribers it would be hard work to run a shoot- ing club, because however keen they were not many of them would go to the range to shoot simply for the honour and glory of it. He was glad to be able to couple with the toast the name of C-aptain .Lambert (applause). They had been hoping for some time to see him pre- sent and were glad to find they had managed to have him (loud applause). Captain Lambert, in responding, said he was sure the subscribers gave with very great plea- sure, and, if it was necessary, he believed they would 8-ubscribe even more liberally because they realised ,that that shooting club consisted of a body of men who were in earnest, and were not out simply for tomfoolery and for a beano at the training. Of course everybody enjoyed a beano—(laughter)—'but those men, he was sure, realised that they were there for the purpose of fitting themselves for the greatest duty that could fall to any man—that of defending the country (applause). An untrained man was a danger to himself and his pals. They all knew that every Englishman, was ,ready to fight, but what, those u-ntrained -men did n-ot realise was what they were to do when' the emergency came. He could not think of -a sadder state for a. man to be in than, when- he wanted to fight and was tol,d,lie, was. no. good, and -that he ought to have learnt before but that wa,s the position a great many people put themselves in. Major Mytton had said that the regiment had kept to the front despite the new changes, and that was quite right. They were one- of the strongest Yeomanry regiments in Great, Britain to-day (loud applause). Their establishment was 447 N.C.O.'s and men and their total number was 451. At the beginning of the last training there were a, certain number of men. going a-b-o-ut with- out uniform at all because they made up their minds too late. They wanted the regiment up to strength by Christmas if possible- and. he ,thought that was possible because their neigh- bours over the border had already done it. If that was- done they could have recruits' drills earlier, and then when the trained men- came for -their drills they would not be kept hanging about, but could go on at once with the more ,advanced work. The Chairman afterwards proposed the health of the cup winners, Cpl H. Gittms and Bands- man J. W. Ev-ans- (applause). He said he did -not want to disco-urage .the -recruits' in'any w-ay, but he was glad to see that the old soldiers could still show them how to shoot (applause). He especially wished to congratulate Cpl Git- tins -as he had re-ally won both cups-, and had elected to take the Squadron Officers' challenge cup, which he had now won outright, and it now became his own property. He was- glad to tell them that the Squadron officers had decided to .replace the cup by another (applause). The cups were then presented to the accom- pan.iment of cheering and after a few eon-gratu- iatory remarks by Surge'on-Capt F. E. Marston, Cpl Gittins and Bandsman Evans su-ti-ably re- sponded. The concluding toast was that. of the Chair- man, which was proposed by the Vice-Chair- man, who said Captain Harrison was an exool- lent officer and was the- life and soul of B Squ-adronu They would always -be pretty full up of recruits -as long as they had him, and would welcome two or three more gentlemen like him to help him to carry out hie work. 'The toast was- received with cheers and the singing of "For he's a jolly good fellow." In responding, Captain. Harrison said it. was usual for the chairm an to say some tiling about the musketry of .the squadron during .the past year, but ,it was rather difficult to do so this year be- cause they had had a new class firing and the figures were not out yet. In 1908 the regiment were second in the Whole of the Western Com- mand as regarded firing, a.nd he thought they were only one point behind the first. He hoped they would keep that up. The only objection he could see to -the course at present was that it was too easy for tlhe trained men to get out. The trained man ought to make his 25 pointw before he had left the 200 yards' firing point. He was glad to see they had a very good muster that day; out of 45 members, 40 'were shooting that day. That showed they were keen, but he would like to see more than 45 members in the shooting club he would like to see the whole squadron belong to it. Next year he hoped they would at last get their own range at, Castle Caereinion (loud applause). When they had that it would be much easier for them to gei there to practice. The County Association were very anxious to do all they could to encourage shooting and he believed they were prepared to help clubs such as that in every way they could, possibly by giving them ammunition cheaply. What he himself hoped was that every man who gave up his time to go shooting would not be put to any expense (hear, hear). Referring to what. Captain Lambert had said about trying to get the Squadron full up by Christmas, he thought that would be an excellent thing, and would be much better for the recruits. It would give them more time to get. their drills in and make -things much easier for the Sergeant- Major. He Avfl6 at the stores one time last spring when -there were about 30 recruits want- ing their kit -at the same time and it was a wonder that they got it. If they knew of any likely recruits he asked them to let the Sergt- Major know as soon as possible. In conclusion he said he wan sorry Captain Maclean had left them, -and supposed they would have to do the best they could next year without him (loud ap- plause). Afterwards Major Mytton addressed the gath- ering and explained the schemes, for the provi- sion of a Territorial Reserve and -a Veteran Re- s«rvfc During the evening songs were rendered by Sergt N. R. Lloyd (3), R.S.M. Mercer (3), S.S.M. Hall, Sergt H. H. Owen. Tpr J. Rob- erts, R.Q.M.S. Farmer Sergt Lloyd Evans, and Cpl Evans, Mr C. 1. Gwynne ably accompany- ing. A very enjoyable evening was spent. The following is the prize list: Club challenge cup and gold medal, Bandsman J. W. Evans, 56 paints; Squadron, Officers' challenge cup, Cpl H Gittins, 29 podnte in seven rounds at 500 yards; silver medal, Cpl C. Heath, 55; bronze medal, Tpr J. E. Twist, 53; Sergt N. R. Lloyd 52; Sergt T. Gittins, 52; Tpr A. E. Richards' 50; Tpr B. Cadwalladr, 50; S.S.-Major A. E. Hall, 50; S.S.-Major W. G. Roberts, 49; Sergt H. K. Jones, 49; Tpr J. E. Morgan, 49; Cpl Hurdley, 48; Sergt A. E. Davies, 48; Tpr R. Phillips, 46 (silver medal, 'best recruit); Cpl A. 0. Evans, 46; Cpl C. Beddow, 43; Tpr C. J. Davies, 42; Tpr C. Evans, 42; Tpr W. E. Twist 42; Tpr E. Roberts, 42; Sergt L. Morris, 40; Tpr J. T. Richards, 37; Tpr H. J. Bebb, 36; R.Q.M.S. Farmer, 36; Tpr N. Kinsey, 35; Cpl N. D. Lloyd, 35 Tpr W. Jones 34; Tpr R. Jones, 31; Tpr E. Griffiths, 28; Tpr H. Morris, 28; S.Q.M.S. Lloyd Evans, 27; Tpr G. E. Morris, 27; Sergt H. H. Owen. 26; Far.-Sergt. W. Jones, 25; Tpr P. Jones, 24; Tpr G. Hughes, 22; Cpl G. Davies, 21; Sergt E. Rudge, 20; Tpr D. Arthur, 19; Tpr J. Roberts, 19; Tpr Aymes, 17; Tpr A. E. Lloyd. 16; Tpr Joshua Jones, 15. The subscribers to the prize fund were the Squadron Officers, Lieut.-Col. Sir Lennox Napier, Bart., Mr D. Davies, M.P. Lord Powis, C-apt R. Lambert, D.S.O., Lieut-Col. R. W. Wiil'liams-Wvnn^ D.S.O., the Misse* Howen, Capt Beck, Bent's Brewery Admiral S. F. Nib lett, Surgeon-Capt F. E. Marston, Messrs W. F. Addie, A. E. Humphreys-Owen, the Rev W. L. Martin, Dr Elliott, Messrs D. Rowlands, Noel Turner, F. R. Verdon, P. Hurlbutt, C. Gwynne, ex-S.-Sergt.-Major J. Jestico, W. S&yee, A. H. Jones T. E. Willis, S. Morris, It. J. Edmunds, Holt, A. Turner, F. G. Howorth, Benjamin Williams, W. Humphreys (Berriew street), Jas. Smith, and W. Humphreys (Egre- monit). The following kindly sen.tarticles:- Messrs Bond, J. Baker, Challinor, Roberts, Rees James T. Gittins, Wyke, Hu-ghes. Crowe. Thomas, W. H. My-ttom, D. Davies, Stead and Simpson, D Lloyd, E. H. Farmer, S. J. O'Hare, Fred Owen, Geo. Owen, W. Morris, Ellis, A. Par1*- (Berriew street), Mrs Mytton. Alf Parry, Bradley, J. N. Brown. Scales" and Sous, Win. Farmer, Humphreys (Medical Hall). J. Jones, W. J. Higgins, G. G. H-igham T. J. Evans, Alfred Jones, -Giles, Barnett, Gregory, Pryce (Angel), Galloway, Price, T. W. Davies, Mrs Sayee, Capt Harrison, -and Major Mytton
NEWTOWN". GOLF. — Mr J. Wall, headmaster of the Church school, secured the Edward Powell sil- ver cup on Saturday, with the score of 69. W. E. Pryce-Jones was next with 70 C. T. y. Taylor 74, G. Astley 76, Captain 'Westby 77, and O. D. S. Taylor 77. WESLEYAN CHURCH.—Harvest thanksgiving services were held here on Sund.av, when the preacher was the Rev William Pic-kard, Dids- bury College, Man/chester. The chapel was beautifully decorated with fruit, flowers, and vegetables. The choir, under Mr O. D. S. Taylor, sang special music, and Mr -D. W. Oliver presided at the organ. PRESENTATION.—Miss Shute, who has been appointed headmistress of the Penygloddfa Council school (infants' department), has been presented with a valuable token of the esteem in which she was held at Waters Upton during the five years she has been head mispress of the school there. Managers, parents, and children showed their appreciation of 'Miss Shute's worth. A large gathering at the Rectory was the occasion of formally handing to Miss Shute a valuable gold and jewelled pendant with gold chain.—The Rev S. Hobson, chairman of the managers, thanked Miss Shute for all that she had done, not only as a teacher, hut -outside her strict duties for the benefit of the chilrden. Miss Shute would take away with her the hearty good wishes of everyone in the parish. The Rev L. V. Yonge, Mr Jervis, Mr Shake- shaft, and Mr S. Bennett (managers) also spoke. The children of the school gave Mis6 Shute a handsome silver photograph stand to keep in remembrance of their affection. Misg Shute has also been the recipient of a large number of private presents from her friends and well-wishers in the parish. CRESCENT CHAPEL—Harvest, thanksgiving ser- vices wet-a held bere on Thursday evening when there was a large congregation. The chapel was beautifully decorated and the sermon was delivered bv the Rev Banner Mendus, Montgomery. Thø usual harvest hymns and chants were sung by the choir. SCHOOL MANAGERs.-The Provided School M>°" agers met last evening when there were present- Mr R Phillips (presiding). Rev T E Williams, All John Humphreys and Mr T L Jones with the corres- pondent, Mr F Benaett-Hoyd.- Mr W J Davies* certificated teacher at the New Road Council School, wrote resigning his position, as he was go- ing abroad, and asking for a written testimonial Mr Bennett-Lloyd reported that he had submittsd the matter to the Executive, and they had accepted the resignation, and decided to release Mr levies on the 15th inst as requested -On the motion of the Chairman, the correspondent was requested to draw up a testimonial. The Chaitnian also ex- pressed the regret of the managers at Mr Daviea's resignation.—Mr Lloyd reported the receipt of a report from the Executive to the effect that an inspector had visited Penygloddfa school and found the playground in an unsatisfactory state and the closet accommodation for the girls inadequate.- Mr Lloyd reported that the matter would be dealt with by the Executive Committee.—Mr J Hum- phreys They had better do it before the election (laughter).
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