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Clerical Appointment.—The Bishop of Salis- bury has collated the Rev. Robert George Swayne, M.A., of Wadham College, Oxford, late incumbent of Bussage, to the rectory of St. Edward's, Salisbury, rendered vacant by the resignation of the Rev. T. H. Tooke, M.A. Salt as a Manure.—Mr. Francis Mewburn, Larchfield, Darlington, has addressed a circular to the farmers in the county of Durham, and in Cleveland informing them that the Liverpool Chamber of Com- merce employed Dr. Phipson to report on salt as a manure, and the following were his conclusions:- "1. That without a due proportion of salt, plants cannot obtain their proper degree of perfection and this applies especially to colza, turnips, swedes, beet, spinach, wheat, oats, maize, and other grasses. 2. That salt is an essential constituent of plants as well as animals. 3. That the soil is constantly losing, by cultivation, a great amount of salt, taken away by the crops. 4. That none of the manures at present used (except a very few of the best super- phosphates) contain any. salt; even guano shows only four-tenths per cent. 5. That it is necessary to add salt at regular intervals to the soil, in some shape or other, if we wish to derive the greatest possible benefit by our crops. Mr. Mewburn believes that salt will be furnished in great abundance and cheap in the county of Durham and in Cleveland, and expresses a hope that t,h • farmers in those districts will test the doctor's "conclusions" by extensively using salt in their tillage land.

MISS RYE'S EMIGRANTS.

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