I Prom id. a box. you have trouble i "ith your ironing ? Doesn't the linen look as lily-white as you would like to see it ? Does it "wear away in no time do the edges fray ? Perhaps you are using cheap, common loose starch; and get one kind one week, another the next. Colman's Starch is good I' starch, pure starch, and always the same. v I ..r COltfS STARCH I Sold in 4-Ib., 2-lb., I-1b., J-lb., Jib., and id. Boxes. See that the Bull's Head oilman s to. j are on tfce
.T. MxnE (HunUer. Glonceetersliiro.) SWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. joying Ants.—Several Headers.—Please jj, ote in to-day's paper. ij&H^kberires.—"Sock House."—The Wilson f?>e Z the best variety. It is an American. ,ailts you were offered at &9. a. dozen n c,u°ap. The usual price is from 9s. to- Jf a en. :*L of Apples—T. C. Bell.—No. 1. Scarlet i7ojpQ Pippin, smaller and later than K- 5Jer Pearmain; No. 2, Aitkin s Seed- fi&V,1*0- 3, Fearn's Pippin; No. 4, Pitmaston No. 5, Loan's Pearmain; No. 6, fo-.aa K0. 2- No. 7. Tower of Glamia; No. 8, %nS J'rtnce Albert—a fine fruit; No. 9, Pippin. of Pears and Appte.—"L. S. L."— urro de Jongh; No. 2, Ashton K^iso' 3> Cadette Bergamot; No. 4, ,hbJl Bonne of Jersey; No. 5, Madam a beautiful bright fruit, but the 11 62ni was decayed. None of these Slj are very late keepers. No. 1 will keep end of January. Apple: Beauty of fentity of Soil and Bone Dust.R. R, I^Vm 9m- Potfuls of soil -would fill a Quarts of hone dust would not to mix with one bushel of soil chrysanthemums with. If you i; ShJ* handful of Clay's Fertiliser on q, OMvace'of each pot before top-dressing a give good results. It is utilised much j Ctjj.r by the roots than the bone dust. f? Sot8iDg a Warm Cellar.—L. Car r.—As yon a W want to grow mushrooms in yoiir 5 Ver > your idea of forcing oeakale there is good one. You omitted to give me the ,temperature of the cellar. Can you 5iethpJr° tllis- ami I will at once tell you detaffallr1? £ row there or not, and or not W *ta management. The new pea it YpT-tr n^ined, but I will acquaint you soon. tOl¡ me or Plant.Springfield.The leat J" is from 0entaurea ragrusina. It is *h Perenmial, and its silvery foliage appreciated in flower gardens in u^toe • but .it must be kept in a greenhouse, ii.' £ a ,i?r window in winter, as fro3t "bills a ^ev Pian^- should be kept in a' pot well ^S. ileht, and given plenty of air on fine hfUe* lve. very littla water at the root in • as it is beat kept on the side of dry- v R^ife f-?r hive will about two pounds of syrup a week at "hen the cold weather conies, and tr>yWj^■ more dormant, they will hardl» f any, but in the spring, as they begin e^if.ase' you feed them liberally, and W^ar? as n!Uc^ as they will consume from \i$tl> until they can collect some food ^Va open. Probably you know that the V °" feeding them in winter is from So », °f the bars, when they dp not require I1 ^lh t^le entrance or out in the cold. *>ut: Apples. Pear, &c.—W. S. Thorp.— VP^ih. aese Colruar. Apples: Mo. 1, Thorle1 No. 2. Small's Admirable; No. 3, s- 4°n' these are excellent speci- ^li^en »' *8 ,le only dessert variety. It V fruiting variety, and will succeed as it standard as a bush. I do not know <i pUst ? called "Timelin." I am of opinion fii^Uit a local name. Oould you send me '"ih re' T^.ease-S. Here are three good pears: — ja ■thel. ripe December; Winter Nelie, Iltiary- and Easter Beurre, ripe Feb. e 1 *iarch. and April. All would grow Seven Acres of Grass Land. H ,lGf «-cale- '-Low-lying land is generally T?r^ l3asic: sla? than high ground, as ot act so readily on dry banks, and j. Beema most appropriate for it. I LO U8e it;' as .i1: Stfves s^ch excellent i« aa a ru^e- Five hundredweight per « tono3'00^ dressing, or yon might gite 5Tmtf i° J'or,r seven acre field. It should m November, and not later than Vc.haj.„ if possible, as the winter raina ^le for being utilised the first spring: iDOrt on unti^ spring, it almc>3t dormant and unproductive a%iear- *h^en«n8 a Cough.—"T. 0. M."—As your Vk-if c aj*e past the age to have gapes, i>r?^Plaint is a slight cold, which makes know the complaint, and fiv, -?8' wel1 as youns pheasants, Hr^fir 1 ,^ou should mix their meal in V* orio'} "water, and at once to each fowl foJ.ea6pJL°-nful of linked oil in the hai-o well through, and let Pj'l Cn\f+- every morning before it becomes *HjvViji ntinue this for a fortnight. Cod liver 5nawer the same purpose. Bo not (? too U,-h food with the oil. as they at It all up quickly, nd not lea1'é ÇJ le with insects.-W. Be1-sY.-I u thhnkyonr dog is only troubled with ,Tn.lch you cannot eradicate, but it ^ng' ln for mange, aa you say Si oil ffallm? off- Try the following: — fV^Uid Hr fluld ounces; oil of amaeed, Sli'-s of °unce; glycerine, one fluid ounce; v a ov, ne' tw9 fluid drachms. Get these y? ^its rn,lst' mixed. Apply thoroughly to ,V*ith ',5nd 111 four hours afterwards wash ^ipo rm water and Sanitas soap. Do ^a'^iu \a week for the next fortnight. If r^n rt«?rea'^a into sores, it is mange, Trooped please write again. The J8' catio]1 wil1 certainly clear it of It Rabbit Man t^ .^a^ure is not valuable. Those who that°y of them wild on the fields will v! €re tbeir droppings are plentiful rJtU l'r.Decomes brown, and does not grow fc? it. by itself would give very ^i* r Qlt. bat if you can secure any kind v11 tr.11111^' road sweepings, Ac., and N lesHlt8e^er> a useful material would be >} r^<W:, ,Yoa should also add soot to it a„ie refuse. If .you begin saving it vX lt w .nmakil3? up a heap of general be in sood order to dig into \^oii at cropping time in the spring, f ;5°.uld begin to collect a fresh lot 111 a heap in any odd corner till spriug- hLt^ea ,and Butter.—"B. R."—Twenty- A e la°d would not keep ten cows round. About six would be the V*iin6 tn for that amount. You w.onld VJli% about half of it every year fcr winter food. If you bought. y?cial. food you could do with less 5k*h?et a,? begin with six, and if you more land you could increase fhjlrt 'k. kome cows give more and some W n n avera?e of 700 gallons x>cr year r.„ Il,eiar estimate for cows generally. d calculate on getti*g; 2301b. of thfi each; but the butter yield, as ) much influenced by good r*h. ^^jv, feeding. It would pay you best MInS and a fuii return of both. \ii £ ^t<i;ar!ts from Seed; Name of Elant. a MInS and a fuii return of both. \ii £ ^t<i;ar!ts from Seed; Name of Elant. >^ice ?•, —Thanks for your letter. You j.. have published your note on the la°d your lemon plants from seed. As they are in a pot with the palm, you should let them remain there till the spring— aibout the beginning of A,pril—and then lift them out of the palm pot with some soil attached to the roots, and pot them mto pots, giving a. pot to each plant. Use a 'sandy soil, with very little manure. During "the winter it will suit both them and the palm .to be kept merely moist and not very wet. The plant you send leaves of is the Sedum Siebolaii. It is a good basket plant for either room or greenhouse, and is very easily maAaged, but it enjoys being kept almost quite dry at the roots in winter. Fowls with-Scaley Legs; Hen Not Moultmg Freely.—W. A. Wolstenholme.—It is an insect which causes the fowls' legs to become sealey. It does not interfere with them to any great extent, but gives a bad appearance, and olu fowls are generally the worst. In fact, scaley legs are taken as a sure indication of a. fowl being very old, but this is not always correct, as I have known some affected while under a year old. Catch the fowls, and rub the legs well with paraffin oil twice a week till cured. It will soon disappear.. It is not very often that fowls lay while moulting, like your old hen. Moulting has occurred prematurely with her. This is the reason why she is not getting her new feathers more quickly. Mix up some flowers of sulphirr with a little lard- as much sulphur as you can get into it—and put a teaspoonful of it down her throat every evening. Pears for South Wall; Apples; Three Good Roses for Glass-house.—W. Hepworth.—The Jargonelle is one of the finest of all pears for a, wall. It grows freely, and is most prolific; quality first-rate, and it is ripe in August. Pitmaston Duchess is also- very large and fine on a wall. It i»Steady in November and December. For selection of kitchen and dessert apples, please see reply to "Labur- num" in present issue. As climbing roses inside a greenhouse the following are excel- lent :—Niphetos (climbtng variety), W. F. Ben- nett, and Lamarque. If you would like to substitute Marechal Niel for one of the three, do so with the last. Some may think I out to have named Marechal Niel first, as it is a glorious rose under glass, but it often jibs in growth, and it does not give the long suc- cession of buds and blooms of those I named before it. Taking Cuttings of Geraniums, &c — "Amateur."—I wish you had seen my advice. on this subject six weeks ago. If acted on then you would now have had a fine batch of rooted cuttings, but at present their root- ing win be slow and uncertain. Lobelias will not root now, but the geraniums may, if yon can put them in a glass-hoase or good frame. Cut the ends off the best shoots. Let them be about six inches in length. Trim the lower leaves off. Fill some pots with a sandy or gritty soil, and insert the cuttings round the edge at a distance of two inches from each other. Make the soil very firm round the cuttings, and sprinMe some sand on the sur- face after the cuttings are trs. Water them once thoroughly, and then let them remaisi merely moist, as they will be apt to daiap off in the coming weather. Place them under glass in the full light, and do not let frost reach them. Dog with Twitching after Distemper,—"H. P. —The twitching is a very general sequel to distemper. Keep it in comfortable quarters, and give it a constantly clean and soft bed, such as is afforded by hay. Peed it well on oatmeal boiled in milk, chopped up .raw lean meat, and sheeps' head broth. Cod liver oil is also excellent, if the dog is in low condition. A dessertspoonf»al twice daily may be given. The medicine used as a remedy for twitching is quite different to that for dis- temper, and the following forms most effec- tive pillsQuinine. 18gr.; extract of bella- donna, 6gr.; st-rychnine, extract of gentian, powder for compound rhubarb pill, Idr. Mix very carefully, and make into forty pills. The dose for a dog weight is one pill twiice a day, and the larger dogs may have th-ree. Be very careful to get the pills dispensed by a reliable chemist, as a great deal depends on having the pills quite correct. The Escallonia, Tree from Cuttings.—"Liver- pudlian. —See note in to-day's paper on rooting catHngs of shrubs. You will be more successful by putting them in now than iA the spring, but even one plant rooting from the lot yiou put in last year indicates that you may expefct .jome success. Making a slot" isi the cuttings means that when yon <yit the cutting straight through at the hot-torn and trim the lower leaves off you then split the cutting lip the middle from the bottom i1 little way with a sharp knife. Do not do it far up only about half an inch. Some are of opinion that this operation assists the cutting to noot. as it presents more edges for the roots to rorin on. It is nst always beneficial, but it does no harm. and sometimes good. The Escallonia ought to be very much- at home with you in the Isle of Man, as the climate fs such as it is very partial to, and it enjoys the aea breezes. In some parts of South Wale near the sea, it forms beautiful ftedges. Treatment of Fern.—"E. C. IL"—The frond you send is from, the maidenhair fern. It is one of the most pretty, and a useful room plant. lot must- be a very large nlant to b« in a 15m. pot. A Smaller one have been more convenient. Do not re-pot it now. but at the end of March, when you can divide it into several plants. Wash the pot clean at once. Remove any dirt that is en the surface of the soil, shake a. little sand or clean grit over it. and then ram the soil down firmly round the edge. Do not put a eancer under it to hold the -water. This anewers in summer, but not in winter. Keep the soil moiat, but not saturated or v-rv wet Wliap yen wafer it do thoroughly, and then not for several days. Keep it in a room away from near the fire. In the window, where it will get plenty of light, will be the best place lor it. See that the frost does not reach it As you have not had any experience with plants, if it shsws signs of joing wrong, please write to me again and describe its appearance. appearance. A Selection of Apples.—"Laburnum."—You are evidently an enthusiastic grower, md I am not surprised that yonr crops prove good? It is better to be without a fflr.*a-hoirac if you have not time to give it attention, but the fruit .trees, once planted, will look after themselves practically. You are quite right about Peasgood's Nonsuch apale. It is a mdet handsome fruit, but not prolific, aud it has a straggling habit of growth. It cannot be regarded as a utility apple. As to a suitable selection of four dessert and four cooking pples, I would advise you to plant— Dossert: Mr. Gladstone (August), Worcester l earmam (September and October). Margil November to March). Cockle Pippin (January to April) If an extra one is needed, Scarlet Golden Pippin is fine from November to April. Cookers: Duchess of Oldenburg (August and September). Cellini (October and November), Ecklinville. Seedling (October, t?1"* and Desember), Warner's Kincr -November to February); extra, Normanton \V onder (December to Apl'il). Improving, a' Little London Garden.T-"S.W. District. ou have quite eiaough of tpe^s overhead for the-size of the garden. Indeed, they are rather many. and if aiiy'of them are not good specimeno I would be disposed to cut them away, as more light. would improve the grass and other plants," but no.doubt you enjoy the shade they afford in summer, and it would fee a mistake to remove this. You should get 241bs, of. basic slas powder from a seedsman in November, ancP"sow this fully and evenly all over the grass. It will bring up clover in the spring, and make the I gcass more plentiful and rich. A thin dres- srnp: of horse manure put over the surface MI March would also benefit it. Soot may also ,c appLed with this. Dig a good quantity or staole or cow-«h«d manure into .the border now. and get some wallfiowersp and plant. these early rn October. You should also' plant hyacinths,, tulips, narcissi, and crocus at the same time. These win be very sweet and gay in the spring, and when over you can geraniums, pahsies, Yerben, heliotropes, nasturtiums,mignonette, sweet peas, and such like flowers..The secret of getting all to sucpeed is to- give the soil a good dressing of manure annually. If there is a wall round about Gloir de rose would succeed on it. The rhododendron flowering so well indicates that the position is one suitable for flowers. Curing Tobacco Leases.—C. Haerram (North Hants).—As from your address I think voa will have a glass-house, you should cut the tobacco piants over at the ground level, and hang them up head downwards in the green- house or a vinery whe-re the atmosphere is warm and dry. Hal1 them singly, and do not crowd them, but allow the air to drcú- late through them. -It may take them about a month to dry. When dried the leavs should be eoft and pliable, not brittle. Wheii- in this state they may be used for fumiga- ting, bat not for smoking. It is only a tobaoco manufacturer than can prepare them to be acceptable for that, and if you have- a quan* tity of them I advise you to send it to a manu- facturer. A doeen years or 80 ago, when it was thought that tobacco might be grown profitably as a field crop by English farmers, I grew half an acJ/oe as an experiment, and after drying it I sent it to Messrs. Wills, of Bristol, who converted it into cigars, cigarettes, twist, shag, and other brands, but none of them were equal to the tobacco of foreign growth. Bo not let this, however, interfere with your experiment. ,1 must also caution you on one important point—the Excise people are very keenly on the alert on tohaeco production. Whether it pays or proves a success or not. they will insist on payment of duty. and trying to evade this might get into trouble. I may further say, if you have not a glass-house, you could dry it in an airy shed. Trees and Hardy Flowers for New Garden on Welsh Coast.—"Sandyfield."—The selection of plants quite Suitable for such places as yours is very limited, as the sandy soil in which they have to grow as well as the bleak- position have to be considered, but there are plants which will .thrive and be attractive under such conditions, and the following is a. speeial selection of them:—Trees and shrubs: Mountain ash, beech, black Italian, poplafr, golden elder, laarestinus, tin-us, ever- green privet, wegelias of sorts. Arbutus unedo, Cytisus incarnatns, Escallonia mac- rantha, EnoriymUs Ja.|)onicus, Fuchsia reccor- tonfa. Genista andreanda, Kerra Japonica, Virgilia lutea, and Vibarnum plicatum. Hardy flowers: Achillea aurea and rogea, Anemone Japonica, Campanulas allioni, glomerata, persicifolia, and tUrbinata, Oentaureaa montana. alba, and rosea, Erigerous grandiflorus and mucranatus. Erynginums alpinum and amethysti- num, Galega officinalis, Genista pilose Heianthus mnltiflorus and rigidus, Hypericum calycinum. Lychins diarna pleno, yEnot-hra Fraserii, Phlox subUlata, Rudbeckia Newmanii, Saxifraga umbrasa, Sedam speca- hile. Sedalacea nialvajflora, Spircea auuncus, Trodescantia virginica, and Veronica rupes- triii. As you say you will only reside in the house in question in the summer, all the above I have been selected as being at their West during the summer, ami if the place is shut in the winter they will tahe no harm unless animals reach and eat them. You should try and get some soil from a distance—^turfy matter; and add a, quantity of this in the bottom of each hole before planting the trees anif other plants. A quantity of cow manure should also he given thtm. and the stems should be surrounded with a, layer of manure on the surface for the first year until the plants become establirfied. TREES, SHRUBS, AND CLIMBING PLANTS FROM: CUTTINGS. Amateurs, as a, rule, do not put enough of cuttings of various plants in to root, One very rarely meets with plants that have been propagated by the garden-owners. I know of a few who are. constantly "sticking little bits of ttf-iga in," as they term it, who have heaps of young plants of different kinds of their own raising. The plants in their gardens are not always in appropriate positions, as when the cuttings aa put in here and there and grow one may find shrubs in the vegetable quarters and amongst the flowers in the beds where the surroundings do not harmonise with, them but this it not a serious drawback, as it is an eagy matter to transfer them to the right quarters, and there is much pleasure, as well as a, vast deal of economy, in having a quantity of young trees, climbers and such like, of one's own raising. I have been surprised, and gratified, too, on having a tree or plant of an extra good variety and fine form pointed out to m.e aa being the result of putting a little branch in some years previously, and tfaa/t, too, by a person who really knew nothing abeut propagating plants. Mind, I do not say that every cutting put in will root and become a plant. That would only be misleading, as a whole batch of some dozens or scores might be put i-n and hardly one of them root, but the chances are that a good percentage will root, and even if only one rooted in every dozen the plant would be cheap and acceptable at that. The most skilled propagators, with every facility at command, never succeed in rooting every cutting, and failures more or less may be looked on as paitt of the proceed- ings. I want to make this understood, as pro- bably some may >ut a few cuttings in and not one of them root, when they would be discouraged and not try again, whereas if Shey would only do so again and again they would be certain to secure a lot of nice plants in time. This is not confined to elimbing plants, but many others. The plan of putting in cuttings now and again is a good one, as if the wood is not i proper condition at one time it may be at another. The autumn is always a suitable time to put in cuttings, as the wood is ripened sufficiently and ready for rooting, whereas if the cuttings are put in early or white the wood is still soft and green, it wiW only shrivel and decay soon. Climbers are a class of plants which most people like to have plenty of, and if a few young ones Can be rooted at home they will always be found useful, and they will be planted to eover walls and other parts which would most likely remained unadorned. There are plenty of snoots to form cuttings on all of them now, and if robust ends are taken off the shoots and put in the ground they will have every chance to become plants. Dig well the piece of soil in which they are to be put. Do not give much manure, but a good deal of sand. The. position should be a sheltered one, but not too much shaded. Along the bottom of a wall or hedge facing south is always a good place. The cuttings may be from sis t-o eight indies in length, and they should be put very firmly in the soil at a distance of three inches apart. Some put in large branches, thinking they wjll make fine plants soon, but anch cuttings are more apt to fail than the smaller ones. Do not protect them in any way now, but only when it is severe frost or snow. They will-not form roots until t'he spring, but if they remain fresh until then that is all that. is deafred of them for the time. Those who have bare walls they wish to cover might try a cutting in here and there along the bottom. Prepare the soil before putting them in, and if they grow they will not require transplanting. I may further remark that cuttings of evergreen and other trees and shrubs may now be de-alt with, and they should be treated in a similar manner to the climbers. Cuttings of very choice or some- what tender plants should be put in pots and kept in frames during the winter. AN INTERESTING WAY OF RAISING s LBMOfr TRKES. "Agricultora," writing from Kirkdale, Liverpool, remarks:—"I am very fond of gardening, and about six weeks ago, on cut- ting a lemon, I noticed that four of the seeds or pir/3 had little green buds, which were very tiny at the pointed fnds. I covered them over with soil in the,same pot as has a palm in it. and now they have grown about one inch high, and have developed three very pretty leaves. The stems of these minute plants are a peculiar green, and rather thick for the size." THINNING THE FOWL YARDS. Overcrowding in fowl yards is a bad practice at all times,. Nothing will create disease more quickly, and the results, especially in egg laying, are never the best in crowded yarde. The time when crowding is most likely to occur is in the autumn, as all the chickens arc now attaining a large or full size. and reqnine more room. Crowding, top, even in wide runs is more apt to take place in winter than summer, as it will be noticed that the foTflp are more inclined to cone-segate together in the cold weather than when it is warm. They do not go so far afield, either, as they have less inducement in winter than summer, as grubs and insects are scarce. Overcrowding should, therefore, be remedied at once. I remember last autumn I heard of a case from a correspondent which was much in favour of giving them room. The owner, a Itidy, wrote to say she had only half the number of fowla in November that she had the two pr-evio.s autumns, and her egg supply was almost as good, the fowls being in better halth, and the ga 1ll in the less* food needed was considerable. Game will soon be offered abundantly. Fowls are never at their highest in price at that time, and all surplus cockeù"el¡! should be sent to market at once. Do not with pullets unless they are very plentiful, as they will come for laying. Old cocks should all be sent away. It is often surprisng how these are kept on even when it is arranged they are not to be used for breeding purposes, but? will be super- seded by young ones. It must be quite wen understood they will be of no further use, and I would ask, Why keep them ? They only consume food, without increasing the compensation for it. and they are often a torment nnd a hindrance to the progress of young cockerels that will be kept for stock. Old hens, tpo, which may now exceed two years old—nfany are far more—will not lay any eggs until the warmer weather comes next spring, and then the eggs they produce will be less in number than the young ones. It is keeping these old hens on when there is no possible chance of their laying enough of eggs to give a remunerative return that the profits from poultry-keeping are greatly reduced, and the more of them that are kept the less the profits will be. There is another point, too. which should always be remem- bered, and it is that the older they become the less they will fetch in the. market. Whenever I hear of old hens being sold at ls. each I always know that the owner has been neglecting an opportunity, and that the less said about the profits from such a yard the bettej. Many of the older fowls have been moulting of late. They are always in poor condition during that period, as they have no great appetites, but as econ as the new feathers bagin to grow they improve, and it is then they should be fed, with the view of getting them fat, and selling them off quickly. Plenty of Indian corn nrey be given to such fowls. Barley meal and Indian meal should also constitute their soft food. As. they improve their combs will redien, and some may think they will soon lay, and be induced to keep them on again; but the supply of eggs secured from them will be very unsatisfactory, and it Is always best to let tfhem go. LATE CUCUMBERS. It is fortunate that the demand for cucumbers desliscs as the weather becomes colder, as it is only the summer weather which favours their production, and ttiey cannot be grown in winter unless in extra well heated glass-houses. Healthy plants in frames may be kept going for another month, but nat. much longer. Fruit that is formed now will swell, but no more will be produced. The plants should be given another dressing. Remove all partially- decmyed leaves. If the shoots are so numerous as to crowd on each other, cut out the weakest and all having no fruit on them. This wfll allow more light, air, and sunshine to reach the useful parts, and all these are required more now than formerly. The sur- face should be cleared of all loose manure or refuse which may have been put over tie roots. If the soil is loose, ram it firmly down. They may be watered once a week with guano liquid. There is more warmth in this than some other manures. On dull days do not open the lights, on bright ones only give a little ventilation, and close up early in the afternoon, to shut in as mtich liun heart, as possible. AUTUMN CROCUS. There are some flowers one wonders every- body doss not grow, and the autumnal crocus is one of them. The proper name is Coichi- cum, and one of the best is Autumnale. There are several Tarieties of it, including floie pleno, alba, alba pleno," maxima, and varie- gata. There is also another variety which must not be omitted. It is speciosum, which is a splendid flower-indeed, the most showy of all, as its blooms are very large and of a clear red purple colour. The flowers of all are very like the crocus in form, but much larger and far more showy. It is n bulbous subject. The bulbs are usually planted in the winter or spring. It makes its leaves in the early summer. These die away at mid- eummer, and the flowers are thrown up in September and October without any foliaffe. They come out in delightfully fresh and new manner when other blossoms are wither- ing, and there is no autumn f!.oweT to equal them in beauty and attraction. They are absolutely hardy, and when once planted they not only grow annually and flower with great regularity, but increase and spread. Sometimes they are seen here and there amongst ctfaer plants in the bonders; in other cases there may be whole beds of them. But let them appear how and where they may they will be noticed by all, and give the utmost pleasure. I cannot speak too highly of them or recommend them too "widely, and I they are just as charming in a. cottage garden as in that of the mansion. O. Parkinsonii is a more rare variety than those I hare named. The flowers are tessellated with purple and white. Neither special soil nor aelect positions are needed to grqw them to perfection, but a. damp, stiff soil ia not so suitable for them as a somewhat gritty or open soil. They will succeed in all beds and borders where hardy plants and bulbs generally grew. The bulbs are reasonable in price, and may be planted in quantity. They do not requie much space, but cam must be taken not to disturb or uproot them when other plants are being introduced. When the leaves die down the place they occupy should be marked with a peg. VEGETABLE MARROWS. The vegetable marrow is one of the first plants to indicate when frost has occurred. One degree will cause the leaves to decay and appear as if hot water had been put over them. They rarely escape throughout October. J have known them destroyed quite early in the month, and sometimes not until the end of it. If in a lIbelt-ered position, they may remain fresh and uninjured during the earlier slight tosjefhes of frost, butlhe weather is now against the progress of the fruit, and it will not improve much now, while if one severe frost stemld oceur the more tender or young fruit would soon become pulpy and useless. The best way ia t-o cut off all fruit that are ready for use. If they are put in a cool place, they will remain good for several weeks. The too small ones may be left on the plants. If the weather remains favour- able they may swell and be useful later. Old fruits that have become hard should be cut off and hung up in a, net in the kitchen. They will be found very acceptable as an occasional- dish in the vfinter time. One of the very best and typical fruits should always be seleeted for seed. DESTROYING ANTS. In late autumn and early winter all kinds of insects are active in trying to find com- fortable quarters in which to pass the winter. Tlve ants seem to be very much on the more xwith this object just now, aa I hear from several readèrs that they are invading their dwellings and the cupboards, where the good things are kept, as eir favourite desti- nations. Sweet food of the nature of ri fruit or sugar and preserves have a great fascination for them, and they have a great partiality for syrup. So much is this the case thaP the beat traps for them are of a syrupy nature. Treacle and the golden syrup <1f that class are favourite foods of the ants, and if a little of either is put in shall'ow sancers and placed near tfteir runs they will become submerged in the syrnp in great numbers and die there. This is a simple and generally available way of killing ants. A sponge dipped in thin syrup and laid down in their runs will soon be filled with ants. when it may be put in boiling hot water to destroy them, and again put in syrup and nae in the same way. They are very partial to bone-s with a little meat on them. If these are laid down they will soon be covered with ants, when they may be put in bailing water. If carbolic acid is mixed with ten times its weight of water and emptied down their holes cr into their nests. they will be destroyed wholesale. They have a great aversion to this. I have said ants are fond of sweets. There isv one exception to this—they have a pecuJinriliking for putty. If bits of this are put down here and there the ants will soon swarm on to them. I never learned their partiality for it, but if a layer of more putty is put on the top of the other when the ants have taken possession of it there will be wholesale slaughter. TOMATO PLANTS FROM CUTTINGS. Those who wish to have very early fruiting tomato plants next- spring shoald root the cuttings now, but it ia only those with a glass- house who can accommodate them. There are generally youn growths on the old tomato plants aS this time which form good cuttings. These are ths ends of the shoots and some small side ones. These ahould be taken off about six inches in length. Make them in the usual way, and insert them in groups of five or six in a six-inch pot Or singly in a small-sized pot. If only a few are wanted, root them in the single pots. but if a quantity they will take less room if put in the larger ones. Give them a somewhat sandy soil to root in, and no manure. They should be placed in a greenhouse to root, and kept there until the New Year or thereabouts. when they may be re-potted and started into growth to produce an early crop. Thess plants will be more forward than any that are raised from seed, and propagating from cuttings is also a capital way of retaining any specially fine variety absolutely true. Do not propagate from diseased plants. THE LAST STAGE OF GRAPE RIPENING. The summer is now practically over. The sun heat ancf weather will not add materially to fie ripening of such grapes as are still immature, and fire heat must be applied to all such. Unless grapes are thoroughly matured, they will not keep for any length of time. Another very important point in this con- nection is that when not fully matured the flavour is always deficient. Colour is not, however, always a sign of ripeness. Late varieties, such as Black Alicante, Lady Dcrwnes, Groe Coleman, and others, may be jet black and have all the appearance of being ripe and perfect, while the flavour is only that of a half-matured grape. On the other hand, some will only be red in colour when the flavour is perfect. White graphs, too, have sometimes the same style of varia- tion, and the question aa to whether the grrvpes are ripe or not should never be decided until the berries have been tasted. If the flavour is deficient, more fire heat and a higher temperature are needed, and the sooner these are applied the better, as. unless they arc thoroughly ripened by the end of October, little more progress will be made, as the foliage withers after that. Do not givs any more water at the roots. Keep the atmo- sphere quite dry. On bright days open the ventilators at both the front and back of the house freely. On wet days reduce this very much, but never close the house altogether either night or day, as a circulation of air assists as much as anything to give flavour. If the leaves begin to decay, do not remove them until they become yellow and wither; hut if there are many small shoots and super- fluous growths all these should be take off. and only the large, principal leaves allowed to remain. This will allow more light to reach the branches and give the air more play about them. In removing the leaves do not rub the fruit, as grapes are deprived of much of their beauty if the bloom Is blemished. where the grapes are early varieties, and now quite ripe. remove the leaves from them as they wither. Keep them •as dry as possible, and in wet weather employ some fire heat to exclude or expel the damp, as it is the latter they are most difficult to guard against as the days shorten.
MANNERS OFTHK MERTHYR CHILDREN. PERTURBATION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS. At the meeting at the Merthyr School Board on Friday. Mr. W. R. Thomas (Treharris) asked if some- thing could not be done to improve the man- nens of children. He thought that something should be done to teach the children how to behave in the streets in the home. and in a public assembly. He understood that there was no time at present to give moral instrnc- tion, and. if so, sonM subject should be dropped. The Chairman (the Rev. LI. Williams) said the Code espected something of this sort to be done now. The Rev. J. Thomas said that moral lessons wre now given by some of the head teachers, and it might be well to give instructions' to have them given regularly and generally. He understood that no question of religious instruction was involved. Mr. Wills thought the fact that such a ques- tion was now raised was an echo of the institu- tion of secular instruction. The Chairman did not think matters were so very bad in this reppect as some people seemed to think. They had to consider their conditians, with a missed population, without any cohesion or social unity, and, considering that fact and the conditions under which the children were brought tIP. he thought there was little reason to grumble. It was the child whe rome from other parts where no school board existed-that gave most trouble to the attendance committee a.t Merthyr. He would back a child born and bred at Dowlais against any other strangers in point of manners. There was also the tendency of the age to be con- sidered, whether that tendency was right Or wrong; but Jack was as good as his Master nowadays, and the children naturally caught that spirit. x The question was referred to a committee to consider.
TREDEGAR SEWAGE DISPOSAL. The Tredegar District Council will on Wed- nesday have before them the report of Mehrø. Baesley, Son, and Nicholls, engineers, upon a scheme of sewerage and sewage disposal. Prevision is made in the sewers for a.t least three times the present population of 18,000. Two methods of purification are dealt with in the report, namely, single contact bacteria beds. and the double contact system. The aewers will be" laid at such a depth as will allow 01 cellar floors being drained. The Sir- howy River and the Nantymejyn Brook will be used for flushing purposes. The works comprise about 1 miles of sewers. The engi- neers recommend that an area of 25 acres of land should be secured for the reception of the sewage. The engineers conader that either the septic or double contact of bacterial treatment would be applicable to the district. The estimate of the septic tank system after allowing for 5 per cent. contingencies ie £j43 78. 9d.. and of the "double contact" syStem £33,001 8s.
EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF WALES. SPEECH BY SIR GEORGE EEKEWICH AT BARRY. The Barry and District; Educational Society—a body formed and organised late last year—signalised the opening of its second session on Friday by inducing Sir George Kekewich, the Permanent Sec- retary to the Board of Education, to address a gathering a.t the excellently equipped Hannah-street Schools. The president of the society (Mr. Â. G. Legard, chief inspector of elementary schools in Wales) took the chair, and he was sup- ported by the chairman of the Barry sSchbol Board (Mr. J. Lowdeia), with several members of the board and the county school governors. Mr. Owen Owen and Mr. Tom John were also there. Sir George Kekewich said that Barry had a great advantage in being a "mush- room" town. The school board had not the old unsatisfactory school buildings to deal with, and their schools were, there- fore, admirable. In order to give their children a sound and practical education. they had to observe five conditions. The first condition of such education was that no education should be given in insanitary buildings. (Applause.) The second was good teachers.; the third, a suitable and reasonable curriculum, in which would be included discipline and the formation of character; the fourth, good attendance and the fifth condition was good manage- ment. Sanitation Sir George regarded as the first of necessities. He had no doubt that it was little short of cruelty to force a child or a teacher into an insani- tary school where attendance would inter- fere with the general health. With respect to the second condition, he looked for the Weal to men who were not only able to pass examinations, but were trained in the art and science of teaching. ("Hear, hear," and applause.) Sir George diverted for a few minutes from his subject to pay a tribute to the Professor Viriamu Jones, the first oppor- tunity he had had in Wales. The Iste professor'is broad and liberal views proved him a man not only interested in educa- tion, but in the prosperity of Wales. He was a personal friend of Sir George, and "as straight as they made them," a man to reflect the highest honour on Wales. The best testimony to his memony, per- haps, was the fact that up to the present the Cardiff University College had found it impossible to fill his place. It would be difficult, but he was glad the college was acting with puch deliberation, because he was certain thct the university college at Cardiff was worthy of the best man they could get. (Applause.) Their third condition was a reasonable curricu- lum, suited to the needs of the locality and the progress of the times. He would like to se? all elemerrtary schools include thw foundation of science. It might be called in the lower classes knowledge of Nature. Nothing more assisted the formation of a child's character. However great their regard for the old "classical'' education, they must admit that for the mass of the people scientific and commercial education was better, because more utilitarian. It was a "bread and butter" education, and helped children into the technological col- leges, and from there led them to research and the indenendent acquisition of new knowledge. Commercial education rented on the teaching ci languages. Modern lan- guage teaching was insufficient and ill- done. and he could not suggest a remedy for the lack of good teachers. Then as to the fourth condition-attendance-how- ever much he would like to congratulate Wales, he could not. He trusted the Welsh people would improve. Then the last condition—good management—con- sisted in making satisfactory provision for the teachers and the cultivation of better relations between managers and teachers. As to voluntary schools, he sympathised with them. and hoped they would obtain more local support. Iíl conclusion, Sir George Kekewich said he watched the educational development of Wales closely. because it would serve as a lead to En-g- land, where education had still to be organised. Applause.) Sir Georpe then, on behalf of the Barrv Educational Society, presented to Mr. J. Lowden, the chairman of the Barrw-School Board, a gold medal in appreciation of the bnard's connection with the Welsh exhibits at tha Paris Exposition. A vote cif thanks to Sir George was pro- Tensed bv Dr. Llovd Edwards, seconded by Miss Fleming, and carried.
WELSH BREACH OF PROMISE ACTION. ——— SEQUEL HEARD IN THE BANK- RUPTCY-COURT. At Newtown Bankruptcy-court on Fri- day Thomas Evan Kmsey, Maeemawr, Cacrsws, described as a farm bailiff, was examined in bankruptcy.—-From the Official Receiver's statement it appeared that the debtor had been employed as a farm bailiff by his father, and debtor said he had no fixèd salary. The only creditor was the plaintiff in a breach of promise action, which was heard in the High Court in February last, when the plaintiff was awarded £400 damages and costs.—In answer to the Assistant Official Receiver, debtor said these proceedings were the sequel of the breach of promise action, he not being able to pay the damages and ccsts*. which amounted to £557. He did not file his petition to evade payment. He an ownership vote for the county of Montgomery in respect of a cottage in Llandinam parish, but the house was only his for political purposes. He had been a member of the Newtown and Llanidloes Board of Guardians for six years, and yet he had not a shilling in the world.—Cross- examined by Mr. Powell, debtor said his father was a county magistrate and a landed proprietor. Since the action hgd been brought he had given another young lady a ring, but not a watch and "chain and a. vrsrkbasket.—The examination was closed.
_h_ GLAMORGAN ASYLUM. SUGGESTED SLIGHT OF THE CARDIFF SECTION. -ir-- A special meeting ef toke Cardiff Asylums Corgmittce was convened at the Town-hall on Friday, Mr. F. J. Veall presiding. Mr. F. J. Beavan moved that the town-clerk report upon a. question of legality, in connec- tion with the action of the joint asylums com- mittee at their meeting a few months ago. The custom, Mr. Beavan explained, was to elect alternately a chairman each year from the county, from Cardiff, and from Swansea. Last year it was Cardiff's turn, and he then moved that Mr. John JTenkins be elected. The matter, however, was then left in considera- tion, so that the opinion of the Le¡a.cy Com- missioners on its advisability might be obtained, according to the minutes of the meeting. Mr. Beavan thought that the affair was left undecidfed pending legal opinion. What they certainly wanted was proof of legality, not an expression on the advisability. Since then a .chairman from the county had been appointed, and Mr. Edward Thomas at the time retired from the meeting a'8 a protest. Mr. Beavan wanted to know whether a Cardiff representa- tive was not equally eligible now as before the arbitration between the asylums. The Town-clerk: On the face of it-1 should say he was equally eligible. Mr. Edward Thomas seconded', and said that the point raised in the objection to a Cardiff man was that since the arbitration there were so many subjects on which Cardiff could not vote that it would be nnwise to give a, Cardiff representative a casting vote. The resolution that the town-clerk should report was cawied.
CARDIFF MUSEUM. A meeting of the Cardiff Museum Comn.,itiee was held on Friday evening. mr Illtyd Thomas presiding.r—A facsimile of the King Alfred jewel, which had been ordered, was presented for the inspection of the members.—The Curator reported that portions of the Oaer- went t-esselated pavements recently discovered in the course of excavations were to be placed in tho museum.—A special vote of thanks passed tœ Dr. Taylor for his present of a brbnze bust of himself, the work of Mr. Gof- combe John.—Several pieses of valuable porce- lain. were reported to have been presented, amongst them being two mugs and a plate by Mr. De Winton. and a cup and paucer by Mr. R. Drane.—Resolutions were passed for the pur- chase of a unique Swansea plate, painted by Pollard, for £10; a Swansea mug, some excel- lent specimens of old Pontypool japanned ware recently shown at the Welsh Industries Exhi- bition, a, Welsh (Gower) wheel cart, and a stuffed specimen of a nntchaeker shot near Ledbury. It was also resolved to purchase a stuffed Bewick's swan, which was shot on the Taff at Taff's Well some years ago. This swan is a very rare bird, and is the smallest of British wild swans.
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A CARDIFF FISHMONGER AiD HIS WIFE. WELL-KN3 )WN TRADESMAN IN THE POLICE-COURT. At Cardiff Police-court on Friday (before Messrs. T. E". Stephens and F. J. Beavan) Richard Bicbel, a leading fishmonger with one shop in 8t Mary-etreet and another in Queen-btreet.tiOardiff, was summoned by Annie, his wife, for ttireats, alleged to have been usvd on September 17. Mr. Joseph Henry Jones apppared for the complainant, and Mr. Gserge David defended. Mr. Jones, iffi opening, raili this was one of those nnfortuaate disputes between husband and Wife. Wae hcsband was a fishmonger, and so war the wife. They had had differences fb>: many years, and these had now culminated in complainant being in £ ?ar of her life. Hr (Mr. Jones) refrainiid from going into early occur- Fences. The Bench might be disposed to say that people in this position should go away and settle their differences, but that was im- possible, and lie had to ask them to hear the ease. Mrs. Aniie Mickel said she had been wedded 28 years, and .ter married life had been very uncomfortable. On the night of the 17th Sep- tember witnesi; was in the Queen-street shop, and defendant .came there about half-past nine. lIe nad been drinking, but was not drunk, and smashed the crockery ware and upset the supper things in the kitchen. Hearing the noiie, she came out of her bedroom and leaned over the bamuuter. and heard defendant say from the kitchen below that it was her he wanted to smat h, not the crockery. Then he came into the idroom and used threatening language. Six months ago he burst the lock with a crowbar i.md smashed a tanel. and from what had happt ned she was in bodily fear. Mr. David: Is it worth while your living, together? Ha-ss you not refused to separate? —No. He says he is frightened out of his life of you. Did you ever smash his head with a mallet?—I threw a mallet at him. The blood cbuiv. and he had to go to a doctor. Aren't, you an exceedingly violent woman?-No, sir. Was it out of sweetness of disposition- that you threw thte ns-ullet?—Yes, but, Mr. David, he came at me in sa:ch a tear. You are exceedingly jealous, too.—Not with- out cause, Mr. Da vid. You have had b im followed Pya. detective?— Certainly. Male and femali-—Yes, I have. And you have noMiing against him?—Oh, yes I have. Then why not divorce proceedings?— That ie to fo'.low thisc Why do you bring this wretched, miserable squabble into courtf-I am taking it up because I want protection. Mr. David produced, a letter from a medical man, which, he said, showed that the com- plainant's suggestions as against her hus- band could not possibly be true. "You have occupied different rooms for a band could not possibly be true. "You have occupied different rooms for a loni- time?" Mr. David asked. "Yns," said witnoss. "Her daughter," she went on to "say. "a?»,naf:ed the St. Mary-street shop, acid defendant h: id nothing to do v.-ith it, and was not i there." She did not. leave (though afraid), because the wanted to keep a home for her c'lildren. She denied having neeleeted tho derVndrmt constancy inj reg-ard to his meals. 11 did not say, "What do you mean by using me like this?'" He was more like a "mad bull." She did not .eall him fool names. On Monday week she did not tempt him to strike her. She was not afraid of him in the rrofning, when lie was sober, bat he was ttt night, when lie was I partly drnnk Miss Lucy Biekel, the dsmghter, in corrobo- rating. said that, having eeen gO much, she now sided with her mother. Witness admitted, in reply to Mr. David, thrtt her mother was 1 quarrelsome at tim-e.-s. MB David urged the bench to dismiss it. Complainant was a woman of exceedingly violent temper and jealous disposition, and she had had herr liusb.»nd followed." although, ap they saw from the letter put in from the doctor the reason she assigned for his not living with her as a narried tnan was not the right reason. That was the sum and substance of tha whole thing. The parties had carried on business in Tes,pectable parts of the toWiR fer many years past, and com- plainant was -30 lost to all sense of deney and right that she had dragged this miserable, petty quarrel into eourt. Defendant had had a jraralytic stroke, and could not carry out threats of any kind. Complainant, on the other hand. was active, and well able to take care of herself. The Bench dismifaed the summons, Mr. Beavan expressing a hope that this pa.inful sort of thing would not continue. Everyone in the past had respected Mr. and Mrs. Bickel, and they trusted the, parties would bear with one another so tha,t nothing of this kind should ev happen igain. Mr. David: Personsilly. I have known them both for many years, and I am sorry it has some to this.
MEETING OF CARDIFF HOUSE OWNERS. I A meeting of the Cardiff House Owners' Asso- ciation was held at the Town-ball on Friday I evening, Mr. W. Syanonds, contractor, in the chair. About 40 mes-nbers attended. The Chairman dealt with the system now adopted by the corporation of carrying out big* undertakings themselves, instead of letting them out by contract. This policy of municipalisation was leading to a most waste- ful extravagance of jmblic money. While the rents in Cardiff wen 3 going down, the rates were going UiI. The Secretary then read a long report of what transpired at t8.. lqecent joint conference of that association aiud the Cardiff Ratepayers' Association, dealing chiefly with what Mr. Beasley described as the "outrageous extra- vagance" of the corporation. A resolution was then adopted in favour of joining hands with the Ratepayers' Associa- tion for the purpose of framing a set of ques- tions to be submitttid -to all candidates for 'municipal hønonrø at the forthcoming elec- tions. A resolution in- falvour of aldermen seeking re-election at the en d of six years was carried unanimously.
I PAUPERISM IN BEDWELLTY UNION. GRATIFYING REPORT BY THE, INSPECTOR. At the last meeting of the Bedwelltf Board of Guardians, held at Tredegar, Mr. F. T. Bircham, Local Government Board inspector, addressed the guardians, and, comparing the pauperism of the last census with that of 1891, said tho guardians had every reason to be satisfied with the position. The population of the union had increased in the ten years from 64,695 to 81,838. In 1892 the outdoor and indoor paupers amounted to 1,932, which gave a percentage of 2.93 on the popula- tion of 1&91. In 1901 the pauperism showed a decrease to 1,878, which on the new population averaged 2.2 per cent. The decrease in pauperism in the union during the ten years was 24 per cent., whereas the population ftad increased 26 per cent. Mr. Bircham then proceeded to show that, notwithstanding this decrease in pauperism, the expenditure had in- creased 11 per cent., proving that the amount of relief given was larger. He did not think, however, that was a point to be regretted, so long as the guardians limited this adequate relief to those who deserved it. In his (Mr. Bircham's) dis- trict the expenditure in 1892 was £ 11,140, and was at the rate of 3s. 3fd. per head. In 1901 it was £ 12,553, or a rate of 3s. Otd. per head. Therefore, notwithstanding the increased expense, there was a decrease of 3d. per head on the population. Mr. Bircham paid a high compliment to the efficient management of the workhouse.
CENTRAL WELSH BOARD EXAMINATIONS. A STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF INSPECTOR. A Liverpool contemporary states that complaints are becoming general of the undue and. it is said, unnecessary delay in the publication of the results of the Central Welsh Board examinations. Nothing is known of the results of the work of last session." The chief inspec- tor of the Central Welsh' Board informs us that "(1) books containing all the marks obtained by the pupils at the annual examina, tion last July were despatched to the head- masters and headmistresses of schools on Saturday, September 7; (2) that the detailed reports of the examiners on the work of the classes in all the schools were despatched on Friday, September 13; (3) that the reports on county exhibitions were despatched to the clerks of county governing bodies between the 12th and 20th of September: and (4) that the ) certificate lists were despatched to the schools on Thursday, the 191h of September. It should be pointed out that ofcher public bodies are called upon to furnish only certificate results, whereas the Central Welsh I?oard has to send out (a) the marks obtained by each pupil in i the whole of the written examination; (b) reports on the work of all the classes in all the schools;; (c) the results of the competition for county Exhibitions; and (d) the certificate list for each of the schools -in the Principality. Considering that the books of marks and the detailed reports of examiners on the work of clasRes were in the hands of headmasters and headmistresses before the commencement of the autumn term, and considering that the certificate-lists were in their hands before the end of the first week of that term, the criti- cism of the newspaper in question must be described as entirely Unjust and undeserved. It should be further observed that the eounty ex-hibition results have been despatched to the counties nearly a fortnight before the com- c mencement of the session at the national col- leges, and before the results of any examina- tions for entrance scholarships held at those colleges had been announced."
| BRECON. Catherine Eva Waters, wife of Thomaa Waters, a labourer, residing at Masons'-row, Brecon, was brought up at a special police- court at Brecon on Friday, and charged with attempting to commit suicide on Thursday afternoon. Mary Ann Waters, daughter of the prisoner. was the principal witness. She stated that ort Thursday afternoon shft went upstairs and found her mother lying full length on the bed. One end cf a scarf was tied around her neck, and the other end was fastened to the bed railing. Her mother's eyes were closed, and her face was very red. Witness untied the scarf immediately, and ran for assistance. She had never heard her mother threaten to commit &uicide. Police-constable Thomas Jones stated that he met the last witness going for the doctor. She was crying, and told him her mother had attempted to hang herself. Witness visited the house, and found the prisoner lying on the bed in an unconscious condition. The Bench did not think there was sufficient evidence Jo show That the prisoner had at- tempted suicide, and dismissed the case.
DEATH OF A WELL-KNOW CARDIFFIAN. A well-known Cardiffinn has passed away in the person of Mr. William C. Peace, J.P., of 255, Newport-road, who for many years carried on a prosperous business in Queen-street. Mr. Peace for many years was a member of the Cardiff School Board, and on that body did very useful.work. He was created a borough magistrate about five years ago. In politics Mr. Peace was a Conservative, and he was a warm supporter of the Primrose League. He also held the Volunteer Long Service Medal for the local artillery corps. Mr. Peace had been [unwell for a long time. #