§mincbjs JlbbrcBscs. ) ESTABLISHED 1812. PROCTOR AND RYLAND, ORIGINAL MANUFACTURES OF PREPARED BONE MANURES, FOR ROOTS, CORN, AND GRASS, AL.SO SUPERPHOSPHATE OF LIME, WORKS-CHESTER AND BIRMINGHAM. DETAILED LIST, WITH PARTICULARS OF PRIZES FOR ROOTS OFFERED IN 1886, POST FREE. AGENTS: Mr JOHN HUMPHREYS, Coal Merchant, Towyn. Mr GRIFFITH LEWIS, Malster, Llanfyllin. Messrs JOHN EVANS & SON, Llauhedr. Messrs MORGAN & SONS, chemists, Newtown, Mrs A. ASTERLEY, Pentref, Llanymynech, Montgomery. i Oswestry. The Mongomery shire Coal and Lime Company, Mr CHARLES DAVIES, Lime and Coal Merchant, i Llanidloes. Berriew, Montgomery. [ [e76
AGRICULTURAL PROSPECTS. So far as the grain and pulse crops are concerned, prospects have certainly not improved, nothing stands so well as it did a week ago. The grass, generally, has cuine to be a good crop a fair acreage has been cut, and awaits hay-making weather. Fodder cropa are much heavier than was expected. The root crops come on well, and there has been very little damage reported from the "flv." Stock markets continue very variable, but sup- plies have fallen off considerably, and, on the whole they have closed stronger. --Ila i-k- Lane Express.
0 WINTERING HILL SHEEP The new volume of the transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland contains, among other papers, one by C. Scot on Wintering Hill Sheep," of special importance. Here it is shown that the winter feeding of hill sheep was first brought about at the be- ginning of this century by the advancing value of sheep and wool, and that as the practice became general, so did the winter losses from starvation (very heavy every year previously) gradually pass away. The whole ex- perience of over three-quarters of a century shows that although many systems have been adopted and tried, we have now only four that have been approved of. These are feeding by (1) hay, (2) turnips, (3) artificial foods, and (4) ensilage. Even the latter has yet to earn its position as a certain and trustworthy system. To these systems of feeding can be added the alternative of removing the sheep to lower grounds, a system widely adopted through- out Scotland, but reluctantly resorted to. After quoting the evidence of a number of breeders, the lessons on the subject are thus summed up :—" 1. That hill sheep should not be fed until it becomes absolutely necessary, and that it will not pay to do so otherwise. 2. That under certain conditions, cake or corn may be advisable, but as a rule both should be avoided. 3. That turnips may be given with advantage to wether sheep. but are not recommended for ewes. 4. That hay is the best food for hill sheep, but grass may still further be used with good effect in the shape of ensilage. 5. That on high farms re- moving the sheep to low grounds is expensive, but is as yet the cheapest method known. 6. That stalls are a great advantage to hill sheep, and that, by proper management, heavy losses through severe winters may be averted." It is pointed out that further shelter is absolutely needed, most of the old stalls having fallen into a dilapidated itate.-Fa)-in and Home. 0
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE. The weather has been very variable during the past week in some districts-the north-west especially-there has been considerable rainfall while in the southern and eastern counties it has been for the most part dry. The temperature, however, has everywhere been very low for the time of year, and on Thursday it is stated to have been ten to fifteen degrees higher within the Arctic circle than in the south of Europe. As a result the crops con- tinue to lose colour and habit; the bad and indifferent .get rapidly worse, whilst the best look smaller day by day. The ungenial weather prevents that increase in bulk which is usual at this time of the year, and all the grain -and pulse crops have received one more unfortunate check to add to the perils of their extremely backward condition. Here and there a few wheat ears are to be found, but it would seem that they cannot be general until the month is out, which would make the present position of the crop fully three weeks late. The week has been very pre- judicial to the barley and oat crops, some of the latter having come into ear on a plant not more than a foot high. Peas are getting to look very small in the haulm, and altogether the weather of the week has taken a very appreciable discount off harvest prospects, because it has done something more than throw the period of ingather- ing presumably* later. With regard to the trade, the moit striking feature is the falling off in the deliveries of native wheat, but this cireuinstance has not had the effect 'of hardening values, exeepting in a very few provincial markets, where there has been practically nothing offer- ing. As a rule, values have continued to favour buyers, who are still able to keep up an appearance of extreme apathy. The sales of English wheat noted last week were 43,176 qrs. at 31s. 4d., against 38,184 qrs. at 33s. 2d. in the corresponding week in last year. The estimated sales of English wheat since the commencement of the cereal year amount to 7,537,002 qrs., as compared with 7,364,205 qrs. in the corresponding period of 1884-5 and 7,340,205 qrs. in the corresponding period of 1883-4. It i3 to feared, how- ever, that these estimates are not very trustworthy. The London average for the week ended with Tuesday was .32s. 2d. on 2,2771 qrs. Flour has been more difficult to sell, and weaker. Old oats and old beans of fine quality are now, as usual at this time of year, in fair request, but values are very low. The following statement shows the importation of breadstuifs into the United Kingdom during the week epded June 12th as compared with that of the correspond- ine weeks in the two preceding years :— Flour Total Wheat. as Wheat. as Wheat. Qr?. (rs, Q r-i. Week ended (ISO lb.) (4M) lb.) (4S0 lb.) June 12, 1886 229,238 108,589 337,827 June 13, 1885 432,843 117,108 550,011 June 14, 1884 105.778 78,743 274,521 The quantities of grain and breadstuffs on passage or for shipment to ports in the United Kingdom, noted up to Thursday, 2,227,000 qrs. of wheat, 428,500 qrs. of maize, 32,500 qrs of barley, and 30,000 qrs. of beans, against 2,<> £ 8,500 qrs. of wheat, and flour equal to 234,000 qrs. of pheat, 382,000 qrs. of maize, 118,500 qrs. of barley, and 33,000 qrs. of beans in the corresponding week of last year.-Mark- Lane Express.
BUYING A BULL. There is a great deal more involved in buying a bull than men in general who are engaged in breeding realise. The oft-repeated statement that the bull is half the herd, is no careless assertion, but figuratively and practically is quite near the truth. When a long-time breeder goes to a sale to buy a bull to head his herd, he is presumed to have clear and settled views as to the changes that need to be wrought, and, barring the risk involved in buying an untried animal for his form mainly, will be likely to select wisely. But he is not the man who needs a hint, nor is he expected to act upon one if given. He has doubtless committed enough errors, and seen enough com- mitted to learn that perfect fruit does not grow every year, or upon every tree hence considers himself well fortified to act upon what he has seen and been made to feel. Many men have, so to speak, been drawn into making injudicious purchases through want of judgment; or, as not infrequently happens, through the influence of half-fanciful views, have had their purses hurt and their pride now and then checked. The great need in the average herd is a thickening up. If the tendency is to grow too long in the legs, then with this the accompanying tendency will usually be to grow narrow in the bosom, che^t, and hips. The split up at the twist will go higher, the fore legs will grow closer to- gether, the face will elongate, and the head get farther away from the shoulders. As these changes appear in the bO'lSt the rations require to be increased, else the flesh shrinks and if the feeding process is pushed a little too vigorously, the beast begins to "run off at the bowels." No other proof is needed to show a man that he has an unprofitable piece of property. One might as well expect to keep up a heavy head of steam with cold air ducts among the flues, and the fire sifting out through the bottom of the fire-box. Now, the man having these defects to overcome in his herd, or if he has no herd, but is planning one and wishes to keep clear of the rock upon which another has split, needs to do more than the auctioneer enjoins upon him ta do when he says, '"keep your eye upon your catalogue, for the other and the best eye—if either is better than the other—should be kept right upon the bull. It is folly, as any farmer will testify, to expect a crop of grain to be better than the seed sown or planted. No rule could be truer than this, when applied to the male placed with the herd. The grain-grower does not hesitate to buy grain for use as ileed, from a neighbouring farm or a farm a thousand miles away, and he does not stand upon the price, providing, always, that he can obtain an exception- ally good article. So much depends upon the seed, that no prudent man will, either in the case of grain for plant- ing, or a bull chosen to be the sire of his calves, content himself with any but the best. A wisely-selected buH will be a great help in fixing more and more indelibly the good points already existing iu a highly-prized family; b, -ol ted while a badly-selected one will rapidly obliterate the good points. Many breeders with moderate-sized herds err in owning, as some do, two bulls of very moderate merit, while they would be materially better off to be the joint owner, with one or two neighbouring breeders, of an ani- mal better, and consequently higher in price than either could afford to buy and own separately. In place of los- ing pre-tige by not owning a bull of moderate merit, they gain prestige by having calves from one at a price beyond their ability to pay. Prestige comes to the breeder not through sentiment, but through the good things he breeds. -.N atwnnl Live Stock Journal.
HINTS TO HORSE-BREEDERS. In a recent address upon horses Mr Russell, secretary to the Mass. State Board of Agriculture, made the following observations respecting colts :—When a colt is born on a farm every farmer ought to know how to treat his mare so as to increase her flow of milk. He should give the colt all the nourishment possible, and keep it growing as well as he can while it is still upon the dam's udder. Many of these old mares are poor milkers, and all that can be done should be done to in- crease the flow of milk, and that is a matter that all farmers understand thoroughly in dealing with their cows. The same thing that produces a good flow of milk in a cow will produce a good flow in a mare. If the mare is put where the colt can get at the feed, within two or three weeks the colt will be eating freely of bruised oats and sweet hay. Foals should come in April or May, or late in the fall after fly time. Young things need to grow and to sleep. It is an old English proverb that half a horse goes down his throat. There is also another proverb that the breed is in the mouth. This means that, no matter how well you may feed your horse, the breed will not amount to anything unleis the animal has eood appetite and digestion. You must have a good appetite in the animal if you ever expect to nave stamina and vigour of constitution. A colt wants to be kept eating and growing and exercising and anything except fattening, as long as he has a time assigned him by; nature to grow. You can tarve an old horse. You can turn him out somewhere upon a barren pasture or a rough hill-side to fight flies in the summer, and battle with the elements, and if you bring him back in the fall and put him into the stable and give him good keep, you can get him in good condition again, and nature will restore the waste and make him a strong horse again. But if you stint t young animal during the growing period of life, you have lost the precious "time that will never again come to you. This opportunity lost is never regained. When you have ouce made a stunted animal, you can never again make the bone and stature that nature would have allowed if you had given generous feed. One of the commonest thincs in this common *vealth is to have men point to a well-grown yearling colt raised on their farm, and say there is a splendid colt that never had a particle of grain in his life. Their boast is never true. They think that it is a credit that no grain has been given. It would be like a man pointing to his child and tell how cheaply he had raised him. Every boy ought to have abundance to eat. and it is so with the animals about our home. This getting something for nothing is a very fallacious doctrine and it never works well in breeding horses. There is no such thing as making horses without grain and without care and vigilance, if you expect to get any that are worth raising. There is nothing that is worth having that you can get without cost.
NEW ZEALAND PRODUCE.—New Zealand is rapidly advancing in the production of butter and cheese. The total value of her exports of these commodities in 1885 was;2138,144, as compared with £ 41,498. in 1884. The butter exporte.i in 1885 amounted to 24,923 cwt., of the declared value of £ 102,387. or about 9d. per lb., against 25,776 cwt. in 1884. of the value of P,66,593 or a fraction over 9d. per lb. Exports of cheese last year were 15.205 cwt., valued at £ 35,857. as compared with 10,353 cwt. in 1884, valued at £ 25,095. Great as the proportionate advance is, however, the totals are small in comparison with what they might be for a colony, said by some authorities, to be unequalled in natural advantages for dairying. In the Live Stock Journal of June 18th there is an excellent engraving of the Welsh cow, Abermenai, the property of Mr A. M. Dunlop, of Hafodbryn, Llanbedr. This animal was bred by Mr H. Ellis, Tair Meibion, Aber, and was the winner of first prizes in 1883 and 1884. She possesses most of the valuable qualities which a really good and useful cow should have, combining with her grand femiaine character and good stock-breeding pro- perties excellent qualities for the dairy. At present she is giving ten quarts of rich milk per day-, yielding a large pei cent. of cream, and butter of the finest puality. She was calved in 1879. and has taken the first prize on two occasions—first in her class at the Vale of Conway Show held at Llanrvvst in 1883, and first as one of a pair at the Carnarvonshire and Anglesey Agricultural Show in 188,1. She will probably be again exhibited at the Chester Show this season, and is one of the best specimens living of the useful and hardy Welsh breed. FARMERS' EDUCATION.—The intricate question of agri- cultural education has made a great advance recently, and one that will, we hope, have a beneficial effect on the future. The authorities of the Edinburgh University have published the conditions under which it is proposed to establish, during the current year, a degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. The preliminary examina- tion will be the same as that for graduation in science and other subjects, and will include English, Latin, arithmetic, the elements of mathematics and mechanics, with at least two of the following subjects :—Greek, French, German, higher mathematics, natural philosophy, or moral philosophy. The attendance of science classes for the degree must extend over three academic years, the first of which shoi^d be spent at the university, the second on a farm, an^Jthe third at a university—the practical work on a farm being considered equivalent to practical work in the laboratory. There will be two ex- aminations for the degree, and these will be written, oral and practical. The first examination may be considered a general educational examination, and after it the student will be at once introduced to his work. Begin- ning with the definition of agriculture and the aid given to it by the allied sciences, he will be taken through surface geology, drainage, farm impliments, steam culti- vation, the rotation of crops, the selection and cultivation of grain and roots, the management of permanent pasture, the character and application of manures, and the construction of buildings and fences. Live stock management, dairying, and the use of artificial feeding stuffs are to be left to the second examination. The student will also be examined in chemistry, engineering, botany and natural history, which form part of the regular agricultural curriculum in the university. Having passed the first examination, students may at the end of six months present themselves for the second examin- ation, which will be in agriculture (the whole subject, chemistry as applied to agriculture, geology and veterinary practice. On successfully passing this examination the student will be entitled to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. The establishment of this degree will do much to elevate the character of agricultural education in its higher branches.
CORN AVERAGES. For the week ending June 19th. The following are the quantities sold and the prices this year and last year:— QUANTITIES SOLD. PRICES. This year. Last year. This year. Last year Wheat.43,176 38.184 31a. 4d.33s. 2d Barley 597 579 24s. Id 21 Oats. 1,570 2.343 21s. 2d 23s. 4d CORN, &-c. LONDON, Monday.- -The trade is very slow but somewhat steadier at Friday's prices, which show a decline of 6d. on Eoglish red wheats and most descrip- tions of foreign wheats on the fortnight. Flour meecs a rather better sale at Friday's decline of 6d. per sack. Maize is mostly unsound, and values are irregular. Barleys are somewhat steadier. Oa'.s, iu large supply. come about 3d. cheaper on the fortnight. Beaus are 6d. dearer, and peas Gil. cheaper. Linseed slow, and about 3d. cheaper Calcutta seed 40s. 3d. ex-ship. CURRENT PRICTTD OF GRAIN- 8. S. 8. 8. Wheat (red) 29 to 34 .white 31 35 Ditto (old) 00 to 00 white 00 to 00 Barley (grinding).20 to 26.(malting) 28 40 Malt. English (new). 30 40 Oats, English feed. 20 27 Beans (Mazagan) 28 33 Peas, white boilers (English), 32 36 (Canadian). Maize 20 23 Flour, best Town Whites, per 280 lbs, 28s to 29s. BIRMINGHAM, Thursday.-There was a very small attendance and not a large supply of English wheat, but to effect sales, a reduction in price was needful. American wheat 6d. to Is. per qr. cheaper. Other foreign unchanged. All feeding stuffs without alteration. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—The supply of all kinds of grain at cur market to day was agaiu small, and the prices paid were much as foMows Wheat, 35s to 40s barley, 303 to 32a white eats, 20s to 21s j black ditto, 198 to 20s. ( BRISTOL, Thursday.—Wheat, foreign, very little ¡ doing, at 6d. decline. English in better supply, and condition good, sells slowly at slightly reduced rates. Barley, heavy arrivals, and sells at 3d. decline. Maize and oats: Factors are willing to take rather less money to make business. Flour only a slow trade, prices rather in buyers' favour. CHESTER, Saturday.—Small attendance very fair business passing. The following were the quota- tions :— a. d. s. d. I White wheat, per 75 lbs 0 0 to 5 0 Red wheat 4 10 5 0 New Oats,$48 lbs 2 10 3 4 Egyptian beans, V 480 lbs 0 0 30 0 Indian corn (feed), V 100 lbs 0 0 4 8 barley, per 60 lbs 3 10 4 2 LIVERPOOL, Friday.—Since Tuesday we have had cold, unseasonable weather. At to-day's market, with the usual attendance, theie was only a limited business done in wheat at Tuesday's prices for Californian, whilst other sorts were Id. per cental cheaper. Flour was very quiet. Beans, peas, oats, and oatmeal were without-quotable change. Indian earn mei a retail inquiry at d. per cental less money. FRIDAY'S PIUOES. j J tS. ll. B. u. American Wheat, t9 100 The. 7 0 to 7 3 Canadian Flour, 1? 2S0 lbs 25 0 27 0 Chihan Wheat, .¡¡t 100 Ibs. 6 6 6 7 Grinding Barley, V 100 lbs 0 0 0 0 English Oats, v 100 lbs 0 0 0 0 Oatmeal, t9 100 The 0 0 0 0 Canadian Peas, t9 100 Ibs. 5 5 5 5 Egyptian Beans, V 100 lbs 5 5 5 6 Indian Corn, American new mixed 4 4 4 4 LIVERPOOL, Tuesday. -Wheat. A small trade. Australian, 7s 4d to 7s 6d Oregon, 0s 0d to 0s 0d Californian 6s 8d to 7s Od; red winter, Os Od to Os Od; Chilian, 6s 6d to 7s 2d Bombay, 6s 6d to 63 8d Saidi, Os Od to 03 Od. Beaas, 00s Od to 008 Od. SHREWSBURY, Saturday.—The following were i the quotations s. d. s. d. White Wheat, V 225 lbs 5 0 to 5 2 New ditto 0 0 0 0 Red ditto" 4 7 4 10 New ditto" 0 0 0 0 Barley (malting), 70 lbs 0 0 0 i) 11 (feeding) 3 9 4 2 Oats (white), per 225 lbs 17 0 19 0 New ditto 00 0 00 0 Oats (black), 0 223 lbs 00 0 00 0 Peas, per 225 lbs 16 0 17 0 Beans, V 240 lbs 15 0 16 3 Do. (new) 00 0 00 0 WORCESTER, Saturday.—A moderate supply of wheat, which millers would only buy at some con- cession. Little doing in foreign. Spring uorn un- changed. I CATTLE. BIRMINGHAM, Tuesday.—At this market, beef realized 5d to 7id per lb mutton, 7d to 9d veal, 5id 4 to 6d; bacon pigs, 9s 4d to 9s 6d per score sows, 7s Od. to 7s 6d porketa, 10s Od to 10s 3d; lamb, 7d to 9d V lb. LIVERPOOL, Nionday.-The number of cattle on offer was smaller than last Monday sheep and lambs I about the same. Cattle, sheep, and lambs had a fair sale at full prices. Beef, 5id to 71d mutton, 6d to 9d lamb, 8d to lOd per lb. Cattle, 328 to 42s per cwt. live weight. At market, 1,146 cattle and 8,280 sheep and lambs. BRISTOL, Thursday.—There was a good supply of beef on to-day's market, bnt trade was rather slow, owing to the sale of nearly 300 Canadian and United States cattle during the week. Best English cattle made from 53a to 65s per cwt., and ordinary sorts about 60s. Foreign importations ranged from 56s to three guineas. There was only a moderate supply of kheep. Best light wethers sold fairly well, at from 9d to 9d per lb.; ewes, 7 £ d to 8d. Good lamb sold freely 2 c at 9d to lOd per lb. About 600 pigs were offered. Baconers were quoted at 9s 6d per score, and porkers at 10s 3d to 10s 6d per score. About 1,800 store cattle were landed from Ireland, and these, together with what were left over from last week, made a big -how. Prices were high, and trade remained about the same for best sorts, aud all were not sold. The season for store sheep is drawing to a close. A few lots were offered, and the best were disposed of. WORCESTER, Saturday.—At our fair this week the supply was shorter than usual, but there was a good demand, and a fair clearance was effected, ard rather better prices. Best beef, 7d to 7Jd per lb.; second quality, 6d to 6^d veal, 7d to 7^d and wether mutton, 9d, and ewes, 7id per lb.; lamb, 8d to lOd per lb. LONDON, Monday.—The total imports of foreign stock in London last week amounted to 16,197 head-, H In the corresponding period last year we received 20,337; in 1884, 21,301; in 1883. 23.470; in 1832, 20,863; in 1881, 15,134; in 1880, 13,497 in 1871), 21,512; in 1878, 14,466 and in 1877, 17,300 head. At Liverpool were received 303 beasts from Baltimore, 284 beasts from Boston. 985 beasts from Montreal, and 100 beasts from Oporto at Southamp- ton, 7 beasts from Jersey and Guernsey; and at Bristol 317 beasts from Montreal. Per 81b. sinking the offal. s. d. s. d. Coarse and inferior Beasts 3 2 to 4 0 Second quality ditto 4 0 4 6 Prime large Oxen 4 10 5 0 Prime Scots, &c 5 2 5 4 Coarse and inferior Sheep 4 0 4 6 Second quality ditto. 4 6 5 0 Prime coarse woolled ditto 5 6 6 0 Prime Southdown ditto 6 0 6 4 Lambs 6 0 7 6 Large coarse Calves 3 4 4 4 Prime small di t.to 4 6 5 0 Large Hogs 2 6 3 6 8 4 4 Neat Small Porkers. 3 8 4 4 MISO ELLA NEO US. LONDON MEAT, Monday.—There was a moderate supply on sale. The trade was slow at the subjoined rates Per 8 lb by the carcase. s. d. s. d. Inferior Beef 2 0 to 2 8 Middlingdo. 3 2 3 6 Prime large do 4 4 4 8 Prime small do 0 0 0 0 Scotch do 4 8 4 8 AmericanLiverpoolkilled 4 4 4 6 American killed hind quarters 4 8 4 10 Ditto fore quarters 3 2 3 4 Veal (Euglish) 4 0 4 6 Ditto (Dutch) 4 0 4 4 Inferior mutton. 2 8 3 4 Middlingdo. 3 4 4 4 Prime do 5 0 6 0 Scotch do 6 0 6 6 New Zealand 0 0 3 8 Lamb 6 0 6 4 Large pork 3 2 3 6 Small do 4 0 4 4 LONDON PROVISIONS, Monday.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were 4,794 bales bacon. and from foreign ports 3,844 bales bacon. The butter market ruled very slow last week, and prices generally were in favour of buyers; at the close of the week finest Normandy were offered at a decline of 4s. to 6s. to arrive. The bacon market was steady for the leanest descriptions, fat meeting a slow sale. At the close of the week the official prices of finest lean size- able and six sides were unexpectedly advanced 2s. for Irish and Hamburg, sales of Danish were pressed and low prices taken. CARMARTHEN BUTTER, Saturday.—There was a large supply of butter at our market to-day, and the price paid was fully id per lb. less than was quoted during the past few weeks, being about 9d per lb., and in some instances fully id per lb. more was given. Fresh market pound butter sold at from lOd to Is per lb. CARMARTHEN CHEESE, Saturday.—There was a very small supply of cheese at the market to-day the demand for which was little, and the price paid was from 20s. to 22s. per cwt, according to quality. CORK BUTTER, Saturday.—Ordinary: Firsts, 71s; seconds, 61s thirds, 57s fourths, 47s fifths, —? Kegs Firsts, 74s.; seconds, 61s; thirds, 50s; fourths, —s. fifths —s. Mild cured firkins: Superfine, 79s; fine 72s.; mild, 62s ditto kegs-fine, 70s. In market -2,300 firkins, 13 kegs, 161 mild, and unbranded. LONDON FOTATOES (Borough and Spitalfields), Monday.—A fair supply of potatoes on offer. There was a quiet demand at the annexed rates Old. Magnum Bonum 50s to 70s per ton. Regents 70s to 90s Victorias 00s to 00s Champions. 50s to 60s New. Jersey Kidneys 14s to 16s per cwt. Malta Round. 9s to 10s tJ HAY AND STRAW. WHITECHAPEL, Saturday.—Prime clover, 90s. to 104s.; new, 00s. toOOs.; inferior, 70s to 88s; prime meadow hay, 70s. to 878 Od; Dew, —s to —s; inferior, 50s to 65s: and straw, 28s to 68 per load. Supplies fair. but trade still exceedingly dull and de- pressed all round at above rates. -LEADEN IIALL, SATURDAY. s. d. s. d. Hides, crop, 2S lbs. to 40 lbs 1 1 @ 1 5 Ditto, 40 lbs. to 60 lbs 1 2! 1 8 English butts, 14 lbs. to 24 lbs 1 3 2 4 Ditto, 25 lbs. to 36 lbs 1 5 2 9 Foreign butts, 16 lbs. to 50 lbs 1 2 2 2 Crop bellies 0 7 0 11 Shoulders 0 11 1 4 Dressing hides, common 0 11 1 5 Ditto, shaved 1 2 1 6 Calfskins. 1 3 2 9 BIRMINGHAM HI HE, SKIN, AND FAT, Saturday.— Hides, 95 1/' and upwards, 4-Ltl to 5d 4 per lb.; 85 to 94, 4d to 4jil 75 to 84, agd to 4gd 65 to 74. 31d to 4d; 56 to ó4, :k( to 4jd 55 and under. 2 2Jd to 4Jd; cows, 2(1 to 4d; bulls, 2rl to -d; flawed z3 2 and irregular, 2§d to 2^d. Calfskins, 17 Ib and up- wards, 4gd per lb 12 to 16, 51d; 9 to 11, 5d; light, 4 2 8 4Jd. Pelts, Is Od to 26 Od each; wools, 4s Od to 9s 6d. Fat. lid to 2id. ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAY.—Wheat made 5s Od to 5s 6d. ty 65 lbs.; barley, 4s. 6(1. to 5s. Od.; oats, white, 2s. 9d. to 3s. Od. black, Os. Od. to Os Od- eggs, 0s. to 6s Od per 100 butter (salt) Od. to 0s. Od. fresh, 0s. lOd. to Is. Od.; fowls, 3s, 6d. to 4s. 6d.$ couple; chickens. Os. Od. to Os. Ou. V couple; ducks, 5s. Od. to 6s. Od. t1 couple geese, Os. Od to Os. Od.; turkeys, Os. Od. to Os. Od. each; potatoes, 2s 9d. to 3s. 3d. per cwt; new, Os to Os 4d. per lb. NEWTOWN. TUESDAY.—Wheat, 16s Od to ISs. Od per 240 lbs. barley, 4s. 6d to 5s. 6d V 701bs; oats, 17s 6d to 21s if 225 Its; eggs, to 16 for Is; butter, Os. 9d. to Os. 11 d. per lb. fowls, 4s. od. to 6s. Od. per couple; ducli?, 5s, Od. to 6s. Od. per couple geese Os. Od, to Os. Od. each turkeys. Os. to Os. Od. each; potatoes, Is. V 30 lbs. beef, 6d. to Sd. per lb.; mutton, 7d. to 9d veal, 8d. to 9d.; pork, 7d. to Sd.; lamb, lOd. to Os lid. per lb. WELSHPOOL, MONDAY.—Wheat, 4s. 6d. to 4s. 9d Ifi 75 Ibs.; barley, 4s. Od. to 58.0d. 1f1 70 lbs; oats, —s. Od. to 16s. Od.; eggs, to 16 for a shilling; butter, Os. Sd. to Os. lOd. lb fowls, 4s. 6d. to 6s. Od; V couple; ducks, 5s. Od. to 6s: 6d. jj1 couple geese, OsOdto Os. Od. each; turkeys, Os. Od to Os Od. each; potatoes, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per 90 lba.
MARRIAGE OF CAPTAIN E. PRYCE JONES. The marriage of Captain Edward Pryce Jones, eldest son ot Mr Pryce Jones, M.P., and Mrs Pryce Jones, of Dolerw, Newtown, and Miss Beatrice Hardie, second daughter of Mrs Hardie and the late Mr Herbert Hardie of Orford House. High Lane, near Stockport, was solemnized at St Thomas's Church, High Lane, on Thursday. The day, in common with the other days of Whit week, was a holiday throughout the neigh- bouring centres of industry, and some thousands of the holiday makers visited High Lane on Thursday, and the neighbouring village of Disley, at which place the nearest railway station to High Lane is situated. The first to arrive at the church was Mr and Mrs Pryce-Jones, father and mother of the bridegroom and Mr ana Mrs Edward Powell, brother-in-law and sister to the bridegroom. Mrs Pryce-Jones wore a dress of amethyst, and fawn coloured broche silk, and bonnet to match. Punctually at eleven o'clock the bridegroom, accompanied by his best man (Mr Sydney C. F. Vernon), entered the church. The wedding guests then arrived in quick succession, the organist tilling up the time before the arrival of the bride by playing the Buxton Promenade March. The bride looked charming in a dress of pearl satin with train, and trimmed with Honiton lace. She wore a wreath of orange blossoms and tulle veil. Her only ornaments were a diamond necklet, the gift of the bridegroom. She carried a boquet of orange blossoms, stephanotes, and other flowers, also the gift of the bridegroom. The bride was attended by a page, and a bevy of young ladies as bridesmaids. The page was Master Harry Pryce-Jones, youngest brother of the bridegroom, and he carried the bride's train and performed his duties in a most dignified manner. He was dressed in a primrose green plush Patience suit, with guipure lace collar and cuffs. He wore a pearl pin and stud the gift of the bridegroom. The b.desmaids were Miss Hardie, Miss Grace Hardie, Miss Mabel Hardie, sisters of the bride. and Miss Pryce-Jones, Miss Katie Pryce-Jones, and Miss Rosa. Pryce-Jones, sisters of the bridegroom. They wore dresses of cream crepe de chine, prettily trimmed with primrose green, tulle veils, with wreaths of primrose leaves. The veils were caught back with pearl crescents, which, with the very exquisite baskets of flowers they carried, were the gifts of the bridegroom. The service was performed by the Rev W. G. Bridges, vicar of High Lane, assisted by the Rev Canon Brown. Mrs Hardie, who was attired in a diess of fawn coloured silk, gave her daughter away. At the conclusion of the ceremeuy the organibt (Mr Burgess) played Mendelssohn's Wedding March, and the bells of the church struck up a merry peal, The party then repaired to Orford House, the residence of the bride's mother, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of. The piece de resistance was of course the wedding cake, which did the greatest credit to the makers 0 of it—Messrs Bolland, of Chester, and Mr Dakin, of Shrewsbury. Shortly afrer breakfast Mr and Mrs E. Pryce-Jones left for Manchester, en route for Windermere, which they will subsequently leave for Sweden and Norway, where they intend to spend the honeymoon. The bride' travelling gown was of grey snowflake with velvet trimming and hat to corres- pond. In Montgomeryshire, and especially in the Parlia- mentary boroughs, preparations were made to celebrate the happy event. In Welshpool a committee has for some time existed for the purpose of organizing a recognition of the event. Subscriptions were willingly given, and with them a handsome engraved silver and gilt salad bowl was obtained and presented to Captain Pryce J ones. A representative presenta- tion from Newtown is being organized, and the presentation will be made on the return of Captain aud Mrs Pryce Joaes. The presentation from the employes at the Royal Welsh Warehouse was a very beautiful table ornament of silver, weighing a hundred ounces. The employes at the Povvysland Tweed Mill, Welshpool, gave a pair of silver piftnoforte candlesticks. The servants, indoor and out-door. at Dolerw, pre- sented a solid silver salver, and a presentation from Captain Pryce Jones's troop of Yeomanry is deferred until his return. The other presents were very numerous. The Newtown celebration of the marriage began early on Thursday morning. The celebration was a singularly happy one it consisted of a free trip of Mr Pryce Jones's employes and others to the metropolis, with permission to enter the Colonial and Indian Exhibition. At Newtown, the Union Jack flouted from the summit of the Royal Welsh warehouse, and the bells of the parish churches of Newtown, Welsh- pool, Llanfyllin, and Llanidloes, took up the strains which broke out from the belfry of High Lane Church on the conclusion of the marriage ceremony.
A VERY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION. I A most important consideration for all at this season of the year, is how best to rid the system of the diseases induced by the trials of winter. In many cases it seems as though the seeds of consumption has been planted in the system by the trying weather we have gone through. I The symptoms rray have commenced with a slight cold, a little sere tbioat, aud hoarseness then came perhaps a, feeling of weakness. or chilliness, accompanied or fol- lowed by aching of the limbs now and again a hot, dry, feeling of the skin, general feverishness, tightness in the chest, with diffieulty of breathing a little cough. short and dry, then some expectoratioa, the weakness increases, and friends become anxious. In other cases various formsof liver or kidneycomplaintsare developed, the lassitude becomes nervous weakuess, the sleep isun- easy and troubled by unpleasant dreams, anotber patient instead of waking refreshed, gets up with a feeling of weight and languor, and every action seema a burden. Others again begin the sr ring with what appears like con- firmed indigestion, headaches, bile, loss of appetite, a gnawin, seusa,tionatthe stomach, a sense of fulness and oppression, pains in the breast or bowels, or in the region of the heart, are all se many signs that the stomach is out of order. These are a few only of various forms of com- plaints f r!)in which you may be suffering. YOU NEED NOT CONTINUE TO SUFFER. How then can the danger be averted? In a very simply manner. Now Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bittters, useful and beneficial at all seasons of the year, is simply invaluable Though it is not food in itself, it enables the stomach to accept food readily, and rot only to digest it without pain and suffer. irig, but to extract from every morsel of food eaten, the greatest possible amount of nourishment. The digestive powers being thus strengthened, the blood is, of necessity, purified and enriched, each pulsation seems to drive new life and vigour through the veins. The seat of disease itself is attacked by the health—giving properties with which the blood is now laden, nature, thus assisted, throws off the burden, and the patient, free fromthedisease which has so long troubled him, gains fresh strength from day to day. Such are the direct results.of using Gwilym Evans Quinine Bitters. A good course of it now will set you up for the rest of the year. But Le sure you get this and no other. Sold everywhere. Praised by everybody, agents in all parts of the world, prices —Bottles 2s. !)d., double size 4s. 0d., eases of three large bottles 12s. (id. To be had of all chemists and vendors of patent medicines, or will be sent at above prices to any address, free and safe per e Parcel's Post, secure from observation, direct from the Proprietor, Mr GWILYM EVANS, F.C.S. Llanelly, South Wales.
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LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S OUTFITTING AND FACj WAREHOUSE. — I. rnHIS being a branch Establishment of the well-known firm of S. N. COOKE, of Birmi°s JL» and as all Goods are sold at Birmingham prices, customers will find exceptional advantages inthe Tl™ ,.+ .v,™4-c Ut;f1'¡"Lli[UÇUU" Berlin, Fleecy, and Shetland Wools. Alpaca and Cashmere Knitting Yarns. Knitting Silks, Embroidery Silks. Cloth Slippers for working, Is. per pair. Cloth and Satin Brackets, Is. each. Indiarubber Pouches for working, 10kl. each. Plush Slippers, Table Borders, &c. Canvass Slippers for grounding, Is. per pair. Commenced Slippers, Is. 3d. per pair. Every description of Art Needlework finished or for working. Stools, Tables, and Mounts of all description for Fancy Work. Ladies' and Children's Outfittings. e l' Ladies' Knickers, Is. 6d. per pair Chemises, Is" each. "1.,11, Ladies's Night Dresses, Is. llid. Skirts, 2s. I Dressing Gowns, 4s. lid. and 21s.; Crinolettes. French Wove Corsets, 2s. 6 ;d., 2s. lid., 3s. 6(' 4s. lid. Children's Knickers Trimmed Work, 6Ad. each- 2 Children's Night Dresses, Chemises, &c. Ladies' Summer Cashmere Hose, Is. 3d. per pitÍ)" Ladies' Fast Dye Cotton Hose, Is. 3d. per pair. Children's Hosiery Gloves, &c. 4-Button Tan Kid Gloves, Is. Gid. per pair. 4-Button Doe Skin Gloves, Is. Hid. per pair. 4-Button Black Kid, Is. 11 Jsd. per pair. > SUNSHADES, Is. SUNSHADES, 21s. THE LATEST NOVELTY IS THE STAR FIRE-SCREEN, 8id. EACH. 2 PRICE LIST ON APPLICATION.. STEAM SAW MILLS, ABERYSTWYTH. I. ROBERTS AND SONS, TIMBER AND SLATE MERCHANTS. EVERY DESCRIPTION OF JOINERY DONE QUICj)J, AND CHEAPLY. ESTIMATE GIVEN. JOBBING DONE. FELLOES FOR CART WHEELS, TRAPS, AND OTHER VEHICLES. WILLIAMS & METCALFF, ENGINEERS, IRON & BRASS FOUNVpF WATER WHEELS OF THE BEST AND MOST MODERN CONSTRUCTl^' a AGRICULTURAL & OTHER CASrlUf-' OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. PRICE. AND ESTIMATES ON AFPLICATIOX. < LIHEIDOL FOUNDRY, ABERYST,r' TO SUFFERERS FROM WEN IN THE HEAD. JL. JONES, Cnwch Coch, Aberystwyth, • prepares an Ointment which certainly. Bafely, and speedily eradicates the above. Money returned if not cured. J. L. J. will meet patients at any places fixed upon by them, if convenience suits. [c957 LAND SURVEYING, LEVELLING, &c. MR. H. D. JONES, CO E DM 0E LF A, COR WEN, BEGS to inform the Landowners, House Pro- prietors, &c., in the counties of Merioneth, Den- bigh, and Montgomery that, after the support he has already received, he has decided to practise as a Sur- veyor at the above address. Now that the Ordnance Survey of most of the above counties has been completed (on which Survey he was specially instructed and engaged for 4 years), every landed proprietor should have a new and reliable Map made of his Estate. References givenon application. [d987 .011 IEA ar, WHOLESALE PRI( lie" FyIeli JL pay Grocers and Stores 2s. 6d. per lh.. ^0„ can buy direct, from importers choice (whole leaf) at Is. 4d. per lb. Carriage paid delivery. Sample post free 12 stamtw.-TJ'O- jai rEA SUPPLY COMPANY, Customs London, E.C G. WILKINSON, SEEDSMAN, EGG MERCHANT, GAME DE FRUITERER, &c., 8, NORTH PARADE, ABERYSTWY }ý J;1)f Seeds. New Garden and Flower Seeds. Potatoes all best sorts- Choice Collection of Flower Seeds. W. bejfs to inform the Public ^iirjty fe VX Seeds are all NEW, the quaMj ■ot L. which cannot be surpassed. A constant 51-^perSi .jtl famous Yarmouth Bloaters, Haddocks, ,fjisii Also, seasonable Fruits and egetables, ° Foreign, of first quality, always on han