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[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] At Short Notice BY FRED M. WHITE, Author of The Cardinal Moth," The Crimson Blind," "The Midnight Guest," &c. CHAPTER I. It was all very well for the General to ag- tert his independence, to proclaim the fact that he was not going to be put upon by any- body, but it was none the less awkward for Ethel Lance, who was mainly responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the old fire-eater's family. This was not the first time the same thing had happened, but it had never taken place on Christmas Eve before. To make a long story short, General Francis had been quarrelling with his servants, and one word leading to another, the upshot of the mischief was that the domestics left in a body, to the General's great delight and the corresponding dismay of Miss Lance. "It is all very well," she said, "but what are we going to do now? Do you know there is absolutely not a single servant left in the house? Do you understand that?" And a good thing too, my dear," General Francis chuckled. "They are the plague of one's life. If I had known how things had altered since my young days I would have spent the rest of my years in India. No trouble with them out there." Which was precisely the source of all the mischief. General Francis had spent more years than he cared to count in the service of his country abroad, and he had not yet succeeded in bringing himself in line with modern British ideas. It was, no doubt, a fine thing to take out his cheque book and pay them off grandly one at a time but who was going to take their places? Seagrave Grange was by no means a large house, but it required at least half a dozen servants to run the place properly, added to which it was gome twelve miles from the nearest town. Be- tween now and Christmas Day it would be absolutely impossible for Ethel to supply a fresh domestic staff. More than this, casual help was at a premium. Even the humblest of cottager's wijes liked if possible to spend Christmas in the bosom of their family. It was fortunate, perhaps, that the few expected guests were all [ehiti, es, who could be put off by telegram. "Well, .there is only one thing for it," Ethel said resignedly. "We shall have to send messages to everybody not to come, and we shall have to do the best we can for our- selves. I suppose you understand what that means, uncl,? You must make your own bed and get your own breakfast. I don't suppose it will be any particular hardship to an old campaigner like yourself, and, no doubt, I can manage. But it is impossible that there should be cooking of any kind in the circum- stances." The General drew himself up erect. The smile of the conqupror was on his face. For the moment he stood 011 the hearthrug in front of the dining-roon. lire feeling that he had done well by his country. But the mood would pass presently, as Ethel very well knew, for the General was a man who had a weakness for his dinner and the other good things of this life. "Where there's a will there's a way," he said cheerfully. "Oh, no doubt you will find somebody to come and give you a hand. I daresay there are plenty of deserving women in the neighbourhood who have been cooks and all that kind of thing in their younger days. I don't want much myself—just a bit of fish, and a bird and a savoury for dinner. It's hard luck if an old soldier like myself can't make shift and do without a parcel of insolent servants." In spite of her perplexity Ethel laughed aloud. She was wondering where the genius was to come from, capable of cooking the little dinner which the General had sketched out so airily for himself. There were, doubt- less, working men's wives in the neighbour- hood who eked out a scanty living by au occa- itSnal odd day's work, but from a gastrono- mic point of view, they were hardly likely to satisfy the General's modest requirements. And despite her annoyance, Ethel could not really find it in her heart of hearts to be really find it in her heart of hearts to be angry with her uncle. He seemed to ta.ke Everything so for granted. He seemed abso- lutely certain that he had done the right thing. Ethel stood there for a moment or two looking out through the windows across the snowy landscape lying white and silent out- side. There had been two heavy falls of snow lately, so that it was a matter of some diffi- culty to reach the nearest village, and if something had to be done, that same must be done speedily, and before darkness fell. The bare trees were sweeping wildly in the wind, the leaden-grey sky gave promise of more snow to come. The General turned away from the fire and rubbed his hands briskly. "It's getting low," he muttered. "Why aren't there any logs here? And the coal scuttle is empty, too. Confound the people. They might have taken the trouble to see to this before they went." "And now you'll have to see to it your- self," Ethel laughed. "Do you happen to know where the coal and wood are kept, be- cause if you don't I must show you. And whilst you are about it you had better get in a good supply or we shall have the kitchen fire out, too, to say nothing of the drawing- room and the bedrooms." "I've got to do that?" the General said in a choking voice. "Well, of course," Ethel responded sweetly. "My dear uncle, you hardly expect me to do a thing of that sort." General Francis snorted furiously. A deep pink spread over his cheeks. He was begin- ning faintly to realise that he was likely to pay a penalty for his headstrong folly. All the same he followed Ethel quietly and grimly enough down the stone-flagged pas- sages until they came to a large square yard surrounded by outhouses. There were five or six inches of wet snow on the pavement, and the General breathed a silent prayer that his chronic rheumatism might escape the fruits of his rashness. "You'll find all you want over there," Ethel went on. "You can amuse yourself by filling up all buckets and baskets and carry- ing them into the kitchen. You had better get in a big supply because it looks like more snow, and goodness knows how deep it will be before morning. As to myself, I will go as far as the village and see if I can get some sort of assistance." It was no far cry to the village, but the task was a little more difficult than Ethel had anticipated. The fine snow had been drifted by the wind into masses here and there, so that progression was slow and pain- ful. Ethel shuddered to herself. as she thought how dangerous the way would be if she happened to be detained in the village till after dark. But she put these gruesome thoughts from her mind now and trudged bravely on till at length the place was reached. It was just as she had antici- pated. News of the exodus from Seagrave Grange had already reached the villagers, and some of them were disposed to be amused over the trouble which had over- taken General Francis. Some, on the other hand, were sympathetic enough, but the same story came to Ethel's ears with weari- some monotony. Everybody who cared to turn out had been engaged for the festive season. And as to the rest, they made no secret of the fact that Christmas Day was a sacred one to them, so far as their families were concerned. It was very annoying and very disheartening, but there was nothing else for it, and Ethel turned disconsolately homeward in the gathering dusk. She had been detained by more than one forlorn hope, so that at length when she turned her back upon the glowing red lights of the vil- lage the darkness had nearly fallen. It was strange how weird and unfamiliar the land- scape had grown, how all the well-known
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Fur and Feather Show. SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION AT LLAN- DUDNO. FULL LIST OF AWARDS. There was a very good attendance on Saturday at the third annual show of the Welsh Northern Counties Fur and Feather Association, held in Messrs. Jarvis & Wood- yatt's repository, Craigydon, Llandudno, and the event was a great success in every way. There was a record entry of nearly 500, and the exhibits included dogs, poultry, cage-birds, and cats. The dogs were staged in the covered yard of the Mews, while the song birds and most of the other feathered competitors were penned in the range of stables. A pleasing feature of the show was the all-round excellence of the exhibits, particularly in the classes for collies and Airedales. Lady Naylor-Leyland is this year's Presi- dent, and a representative list of Vice-Presi- dents includes the names of Mr. George Bar- ker, Mr. R. E. Birch. J.P., the Hon. L. A. Brodrick. Sir R. Williams-Bulkeley (Lord- Lieutenant of Anglesey), Mr. George Chappell, Mr. Alfred Gatty, Major-General Gough, C.B., C.M.G. (Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey), Mrs. Gough, the Right Hon. Lord Harlech, Mr. C. B. Jones-Mortimer, Mr. T. J. Jones, Mr. J. F. Knott, Mr. W. W. Lecomber, the Right Hon. Sir Charles McLaren (Past-Presi- dent), the Lady Augusta Mostyn, the Right Hon. Lord Mostyn (Past President), Mr. D. Mac Nicol, Mr. R. Norton,the Righf Hon. Lord Penrhyn, Mr. T. Purdy, Colonel Sandbach, J.P., Mr, H. W. Sheldon, Colonel CornwalJis- West (Lord-Lieutenant of Denbighshire), I Mr. R. J. Wood, J.P., Mrs. Wynne Finch, Mr. F. J. Wyndham, Mr. Whitehead, Dr. M. Williams, and Mr. John Walker. The General Committee consists of Colonel Sandbach, J.P. (Chairman), Mr. J. L. F. J. Pike (Vice-President), Messrs. Frank Arun- dale, D. Barraclough. W. Bushnell, C. Chap- lin, W. Coates, G. E. Cragg, W. Cragg, H. Davies, A. Evans, Robert Evans, A. Hinton, John Hughes, G. Jones, R. Jones, H. Jorss, E. Nolan, H. Nevitt, D. G. Roberts, S. W. Roberts, W. Roberts, W. Shingler, John Taylor, and R. T. Wynne. in addition there is a long list of local delegates representing the live Northern Counties. The officers are -—Hon. Solicitors, Messrs. Bone & Lucas, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno Flon. Auctioneer, Mr*. W. C. P. Dew, Bangor Hon. Veterinary Surgeon, Mr. W. J. Bush- nell, M.R.C.V.S., F.E.M.S., Conway; Hon. Auditor, Mr. F. \V. Jones, Llandudno Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Owen Rowland, J.P., Conway Bankers, The National Provincial Bank of England, Limited, Conway Secretary, Mr. G. E, Cragg, Rocklands, Rhos, Colwyn Bay. The Society have been most fortunate in securing the services of Mr. G. E. Cragg as Secretary, and to him a large share of the credit for the success of the Show must be attributed. DOGS. Mr. J. W. Marples, of Haze Grove, near Stockport, was the judge in the dogs' sec- tion. Collie, rough or smooth, dog or bitch 1 and three specials, J. Hughes, Llandudno 2, Mrs. F. Williams, Llandudno 3, Robert Hughes, Bangor; r, Miss Pemberton, Colwyn Bay. Welsh terrier, dog or bitch 1 and snecial, W. Hughes 2, W. & H. P. Jones, Blaenau Festiniog; 3, Robert Prichard, Blaenau Festiniog r, F. Arundale, Colwyn Bay. Welsh terrier, puppv, dog or bitch 1, W. Hughes 2, Robert Prichard 3, W. & H. P. Jones r, Thomas Owen. Fox terrier, dog or bitch 1, reserve, and two specials, Tom J. Williams, Llanerchymedd 2, J. Jackson, Colwyn Bay; 3, W. C. Roberts, Llandudno. Irish terrier, dog or bitch: 1, and special, Owen Williams, Llanrwst 2, T. H. Jones, Colwyn Bay; 3, H. Nevitt, Llandudno Junction. Yorkshire terrier, dog or bitch 2, Miss E. A. Jackson, Colwyn Bay; r, Miss Aspinell Dudley. Spaniel, any variety, dog or bitch: 1 and special, W. Shingler, Colwyn Bay 2, J. Evans, Eglwys- bach; 3 and special, Richard Roberts, De- ganwy. Terrier, any variety not previously mentioned 1 and three specials, John Taylor, Colwyn Bay; 2, Jas. Wyse, Llanrwst; 3, John Taylor, Colwyn Bay r, J. H. Rees, Llandudno. Novice class: 1, J. Hughes; 2. W. Hughes, Llandudno; 3, John Taylor; r, Miss B. Craig. Any variety, puppy: 1, John Tavlor; 2, J. Hughes; 3, William Hughes r, Mrs. F. Williams. Any variety, non-sporting: 1, J. Hughes; 2, and special, Mrs. Treleaven Jones 3, Robert Hughes; r, Miss B. Craig, Llandudno. Children's class 1 and two specials, John Taylor 2, Thomas Williams, Llandudno 3, J. Williams, Beaumaris; r and special, Tom Hewitt. Local classes.—Any variety, sporting: I, John Taylor 2, G. J. Gynes, Colwyn Bay 3, R. E. Birch, Colwyn Bay r, T. H. Morgan, Rhos-on-Sea. Any variety, non-sporting: 1, J. Hughes 2, Mrs. Treleaven Jones, Col- wyn 3, Hugh Heap, Colwyn Bay r, Mrs. F. Williams special, Miss K. Davies. Members' classes.—Any variety, sporting 1, John Taylor 2, William Hughes 3, W. R. Humphreys, Bangor r, R. E. Birch. Any variety, non-sporting 1, J. Hughes 2, Mrs. Treleaven Jones 3, Robert Hughes r, Miss B. Craig. POULTRY. Mr. R. Bowker, Mount Cottage, Nantwich, Andalusian, Minorca, or' "or hen: 1, William Lloyd, Pwllheli; 2", John Evans, Llangernyw 3, S. R. Butler, Rhos- on-Sea. Ancona. or Campine, cock or hen 1 and 3, A. Hinton, Conway 2, W. R. Owen, Holywell. Orpington, any variety: 1 and two specials, A. E. Lloyd 2, George Hughes, Llandudno 3, William Lloyd. Plymouth Rock or Croad Langshan: 1. W. Lloyd 2, Watkin Samuel, Wrexham; 3, J. Walker. Wyandotte, cock or hen 1 and special, S. R. Butler 2 and 3, W. R. Owen. Any other variety except bantams, cock or hen: 1, John Evans; 2, W. Lloyd; 3, R. J. Wood, I Rhos-on-Sea. Selling class, any variety: 1, John Evans; 2, George Hughes; 3, W. Lloyd. Bantam, Modern Game, cock or hen I and two specials, L. B. Rowland, Wrex- ham 3, W. Lloyd. Bantam, Old Englsh Game, cock or hen 1,2, and 3, G. E. Cragg, Rhos-on-Sea. Bantam, any other variety except Game 1, Henrv Jorss, Llanfair- fechan 2, R. J. Wood 3, Wm. Lloyd. Duck or drake, any variety 1, Rev. O. Kyffin W il- liams, Llanerchymedd. PIGEONS. Mr. Bowker was again the judge in this department, as also in the cage bird classes. Working Homer, cock 1, Ll. Williams, Penmaenmawr 2, C. Neal, Llandudno 3, W. Jones, Llandudno r, John R. Thomas, Llandudno. Ditto, hen: 1, Mrs. M. Luther, Llandudno 2 and reserve, John R. Thomas 3, G. W. Jones, Llangollen. Ditto, rung 1910 1, John R. Thomas 2, Chas. P. Jones, Abergele 3 and special, S. W. Roberts, Llan- dudno r, Ll. Williams. Ditto, flown 73— 100 miles 1 and 3, W. Jones 2, Chas. P. Jones: r, John R. Thomas. Ditto, flown 100-300 miles 1, S. W. Roberts 2, Henry Jorss 3, J. R. Thomas r, C. Neal. Carrier, Dragon, or Pouter 1 and special, 1.1. Wil- liams 2, Owen Williams, Llanllechid r, Henry Jorss. Show Homer, cock 1 and special, Ll. Williams; r, J. Emlyn Owen, Llandudno. Ditto, hen 1 and 2, Henry Jorss; 3, Owen Williams; r, J. Emlyn Owen. Magpie 1, special and reserve, Henry. Jorss. Tumbler, any variety, long-faced 1 and 3, Ll. Williams: 2, G. W. Jones; r, Owen Williams. Ditto, short-faced 1, Owen Williams. Exhibition living homer 1 and special, G. W. Jones; 2," Owen Williams; 3, Henry Jorss r, J. Jackson, Colwyn Bay. Jacobin 1, 2, and r, W. Evans, Llanllechid. Any other variety: 1, J. Jackson 2 and r, Ll. Williams. Any variety, rung 1-110 and special, Ilenry Jorss 2. J. Jackson 3 and r, 1.1. Williams. Gilt: 1, Ll. Williams; 2, 3, and r, Henry Jorss. CAGE BIRDS. Norwich plainhead, yellow, clear, ticked, or varieeated 2, 3, special, and c, H. W. Shel- don, Llandudno r, Gwilvm Jones, Llandud- no vhc, W. H. Williams lie, John Williams, Ditto, buff: 1,3, and r, H. W. Sheldon 2, J. Williams, Beaumaris; special, David Jones; vhc and hc, Edgar E. Griffith c, Gwilym Jones. Yorkshire yellow: 1, 2, and special, J. L. F. J. Pike, Penmaenmawr 3, P. G. Jones r, W. S. Williams. Ditto, buff 1 and r, J. L. F. J. Pike; 2 and 3, R. W. Thompson, Llandudno. Any other variety canary: 1, W. H. Williams, Beaumaris: r, George Evans. British goldfinch: 1, John Williams 2, John Thomas, Llandudno. Mule dark or lieht: 1, W. S. W illiams, Upper Bangor; 2, J. H. Relf, Llandudno; r, George Evans. Any other variety, British bird (hard or soft bill) 1 and special, Edgar E. Griffith, Llandudno 3, H. D. Elias, Llandudno r, E. Nolan, Lady Forester Home. Any variety canary (novice) 1 and 2, H. D. Elias 2, E. Nolan 3, Edward Davies, Llandudno. Selling (any variety): 1, H. W. Sheldon.
Riparian Rights and Sewage Pollution. From The Field, December 10th :-— Mr. Justice Parker gave judgment on De- cember 6th in the matter of Isgoed Jones v. Llanrwst Urban District Council." The Council had been pouring sewage into the River Conway, to the detriment of plaintiff. The sewage fouled the point where he watered his cattle, and the fishing was not improved bv the pollution, nor were odours pleasant from sewage deposit on a shoal which at low water stood out in the channel. The plaintiff asked for injunction, and got it. The de- fence raised, among other points, a denial that plaintiff was the owner of the bed of the stream, ad medium fihum, even though he owned land which abutted on the river. Thev contended that the stream was tidal at this point, and therefore Crown property, if any also that the soil, if it belonged to any, was vested in the owner of several fish- eries at that spot (to wit, Lord Ancaster). As to this claim to defile, where a riparian is not (or may not be) owner of the soil of the bed of the stream (and so cannot establish trespass as to the bed of the stream by defendants' deposit of alien matter in it), the ruling of Mr. Justice Parker is significant. He said I am of opinion that a riparian owner on the banks of a natural stream is, whether he is the owner of any part of the river bed or otherwise, entitled to the now of I the stream past his land in its natural state of purity or undeteriorated by noxious matter discharged into it by others. Any one who fouls this water infringes his rights of property, and therefore he can maintain an action without proving that he has been actually damaged." Also His Lordship laid down that anyone who deposits foul matter into a stream whence it can and docs drift on to a neighbour's land, commits trespass. There was much conflict of evidence in the case, the Council even denying that they caused any pollution at all. They also set up statutory absolution for their conduct, and denied general liability. His Lordsnip eventually ruled that, though a public body, and taking over the sewage system from predecessors in office, the Coun- cil stood, as to rights and wrongs in defile- ment, in the same position as one private individual would to another. He granted an injunction, but allowed it to stand over for eighteen months, in order to allow the Council reasonable time to re-arrange their sewage system. The judgment will be welcomed from an angler's point of view, also generally as re- gards the enunciation of riparian rights for uncontaminated flow past his domain also from a tourist aspect. There may be many readers who at one time or other have en- joyed the small steamer trip on the flood tide from Conway to Trefriw, for Llanrwst, and who would regret that the charm of the voyage should be marred by unsavoury de- posits in the upper reaches, where the estuary ends, and the fresh water, still tidallv affected and dammed by flood tide, begins to disclose itself as a black-blue volume distinct from the muddv brown of the lower tidal basin. This latter stage of the up-river voyage is about the most picturesque of all the little steamers often rounding points within what looks like hand-shake distance of haymakers in the adjoining water meadows. If the im- junction obtained bv Mr. Isgoed Jones shall have the effect of saving these reaches from defilement and desecration the public will be indebted to him.
Forthcoming Musical Comedy at Rhos-on-Sea. As has been the custom in Rhos-on-Sea for some years, the festive season is once more to see the production of a delightful children's play, entitled "A Royal Jester' (by W. Smith Cooper). The programme is to be given by the clever children, who form 'the members of the St. Trillo Children's Guild, in the Church Room, on Thursday and Friday, January 5th and 6th, 19x1. An evening performance only will be given on the first day, and two performances on Fri- day, .at 3 and 7.30 p.m. The flags given by the children are sparkling and most enjoy- able, the music being charming, the dialogue fascinating, and an abundance of mirthful songs and choruses. The Misses Violet Brinkley and Irene Johnston, of St. Asaph, will contribute dances with limelight effect. Miss Muriel Fletcher Robinson will preside at the pianoforte.
Wplsh National Memorial. At Mold, on Saturday, tlie first me ng county gentlemen interested in the further. ance of the vVelsh National Memorial to King Edward was held. The meeting had been convened by Mr W. Y. Hargreaves (chairman of the County Council), and among those present were Sir Wyndham Hanmer, Dr. Lloyd, Dr. Eraser, Mr John Watkin, Mr. E. Blane, and Professor Jones, general secretary. It was announced that Mr J. W. Summers, M.P., would contribute £100, and that Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., had promised £50, I Various arrangements for furthering the movement were made.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. .t FARM, FIELD AND GARDEN, By BOAZ. 0 LONGHORN CATTLE. The resuscitation of the Longhorn breed of cattle is a matter of considerable interest to breeders, it being claimed that this breed is a dual purpose animal, suited alike to the pro- duction of milk and of meat of the best quality. Typical animals of the breed are long and low, with wide level backs, well- sprung ribs, and hides which, though mellow to the touch, carry a coat of hair of great thickness and silky texture, becoming some- what rough in the winter, and affording efficient protection against cold and wet. The colour varies, and though the white line along the back with a white patch or mark on the thigh is considered strictly correct, occasionally pure-bred animals are entirely self-coloured, whilst in others the sides of the body may be either red, brindled, a grizzled roan, or any of these intermixed with small white flakes or specks. A much admired and very hardy colour is the dark brindle with a bluish tint, and the white line along the back. The horns must be long, and may grow in any fashion, some striking straight, at right angles with the poll, others curving round, and even meeting under the jaws, or they may twist in varied styles, as is very often the case, and 'with graceful turnings impart to the animal a picturesque appear- ance. The Longhorn is usually a very docile animal, and a good feeder in the pasture. The capacity of the cows as cheese-producers is high. Their milk is not only rich in curd, but the hardy character of the cows enables them to be carried through the winter—the idle period with cheese-makers— at a minimum of cost in food and labour, as they prefer the open field to the close byre or shed, and a little hay or straw given to them on the ground is all that is needed. ♦ FOWL MANURE. People who keep fowls, too often lose sight of the fact that poultry manure is a most valuable article in the garden. For example, a great many farmers will .pay very heavy bills for guano, and at the same time wilJ completely neglect the manure produced in their own fowlhouses, which is very little, if at all. inferior. Now this is wrong alto- gether. Every owner of a small garden, or allotment, should very carefully collect the sweepings of his poultry-house, place them together in a heap under cover, and allow ttignt to dry. The heap should be turned over two or three times, so as to allow all rank- ness to escape, and then mixed with dry earth or ashes, and stcred away in a dry shed or cuthou'-e for use as required. To those of our readers who may intend making use of this manure, one word of caution must be given, and that is carefully to bear in mind that fowl manure is an extremely powerful article, and it is a very easy matter to apply too strong a dre-sing to plants. It. will be found a good plan when applying this manure to growing crops—and this applies to other niaiiuz,c,-always to err on the side of giving too little, rather than giving too much. In the end, much better results will be obtained by adopting the svstem of little and often, than would be by giving an over- dose at longer intervals. All dangers can very easily be avoided by well mixing the drop- pings with plenty of dry earth, in the pro- portions of one barrow-load of droppings to three or four harrow-loads of dry mould. In this condition it may be used with safety in all C''f'S where manure is needed. Fowl- dropnings make an excellent liquid manure, but it must be applied in a weak 6tate. 0 MILK AS A FEEDING MATERIAL. M'lk, either whole or skimmed, may be used by those w^o wish to have young anim I: att ina Irgh finish for exhibition or 6" Ie purposes. Feeders should bear in mind, when using milk as feed, that it is easy to oveido matters. Lambs are very often fed on milk to bring them to heavy weights and early maturity for exhibition purposes. Pi«s when fed on milk show it in their glossy hair and rotund bodies. The excellent balance which makes possible when added to maize for pig-feeding was strikingly shown by a series of experiments a few years ago. One lot of growing pigs was maintained on maize, with no other addition except wood ashes, salt and water. A second lot from the sanje litter received milk in addition to the other food. After this feeding had been continued for some weeks, the pigs wove killed, and it was found that those re- ceiving skim milk had not only grown more rapidly, and were consequently larger than the others, but that there was more lean meat or muscle in the carcases. The maize had made fat. but the muscular portion of the body had not been properly nourished by it. Breaking the thigh bones of these pigs in the testing machine showed that the bones of the pigs getting skim milk were from one to three times as strong as those fed exclu- sively on maize. The maize-fed pigs were fat and flabby, with weak bones and pinched muscles; they were dwarfed in size. Those getting milk with the maize were growing to full size, and had abundance of muscle or red meat, and the best of bones. BEES: EXAMINING THE HIVES. After the recent sudden changes in the weather from severe frost, to mild and wet, coupled with gales and downpours that have been a severe te-st to the best of hive roofs, the present is a "rood time to make an exami- nation to detect leaky roofs and damp quilts, For this work a fine, bright day should be selected. The roofs of the hives should be lifted off very quietly, and the coverings just as quietly. All damp coverings should be re- placed by dry one-, and any roofs found to be leaky should be taken indoors, and made thorc uglily wa.terp-oof. During this opera- tion the hive should be provided with a tem- porary hut substantial covering. If it is found that the hive Toof¡.; cannot be removed without jarring, or if any quilts, bedaubed with propolis cannot be parted without disturbing the cluster of bees, these hives should be marked, or a note made of them, and their examination deterred till the bees are taking a free natural flight on a warm dnv. Providing that a fine, still day can be chosen for this examination, the roofs may be taken right off the hives at mid-day, in order that the sun and air may be able to remove any musty smell that may have been left by wet weather. Cork dust makes the very best of cuishion^ for covering bees. and as cork absorbs all moisture, these cushions are most useful a winter coverings, as they prevent damp ill the hives. Grocers usually have cork dust left in barrels in which grapes are imported at this season, and this may generally be had for the asking. -+-- THE FLO WE h' GARDEN. Mulch beds or groups of bulbs, such as tulip- and hyacinths, with a mixture of old manure, leaf-mould, and charred earth and rnboish. 1 his is a good season for smother- bun;j';g any accumulation of rubbish about a gard;.ji. V, hat is left after the heat of the fire has passed through it, will make splen- did stuff for many purposes. A compost of cha"r-d rubbish, old manure, and leaf- mould or vegetable matter of any kind ia valuable for dressing beds of lily of the valley, and such things as hepaticas, Christ- mas roses. Old White and other lilies. Hardy cyclamens on the rockery, or on shady borders, will benefit from a few handfuls of this compost placed round them, and any delicate plant on the rockery or in the border anywhere may have similar treat- ment. Little matters of this kind have much (o do u iHi success. When one buys a new or rare plant, sticks it in the border 'f riln iifirin specially-prepared bet I as asort 01 rrlar ground to plant them in. the soil of this special bed should be deep and good, some of the compost named above being well blended "ith the ordinary soil. It is niee to have beds of carnations, but where the wireworms are very numerous try them in pots; two plants in any 8-inch or 9-inch pot will give plen'y of room for layering. It may b' )Jid, of course, that everybody should be able by perseverance to get rid of wire- worms. but it is much more difficult in some places than in others; indeed, in some gardens after everything possible has been done, plants are lost.
7, i FBOJI 1 Rheumatism, Chronic JfsSB* I ] Lumbago, Bronchitis, «|P|L j Sore Throat Sprain, at C 8 t from Cold, Backache, Coldat the Bruises, I Chest, Slight Cuts, U&k Chest, Slight Cuts, U&k Neuralgia Cramp, ( /jBk from Cold, Soreness of sla the Limbs after exercise, "SMssaF is best treated by using ELLIMAN'3 according to ElUmaa R.E.P. booklet 96 pages, (illustrated) whic. is ï placed inside cartons with W*} all bottles of Eiiiman'a J. 1 price 1/U, 2/9 & 4/ The JmM I R.E. booklet also contains 5 other information of such practical value as to causa ||p j it to be ia dem&nd for First a j Aid and oilier purposes; /I M* NlM t al so for its recipes ia res- f w -v,Jzr I pcct of Sick Room rc- W sW t t^M::sL?dedto 1 /i • Mi! 4,f. 1 S Animals -• (j Ailments may in many in- » stances be relieved or cured by toliowlng the instructions (Uluatrtitcd) given in the f — j ElhmiLi E. F. A. Booklet [ ROYAL for ANIMALS 64 pa^es, found enclosed m Ses th3 Eflimnn E.F.A.-Booklet the wrappers of all bottles .knvirno 1 1- a irNr-$ of EL LI MAN'S price UNIVERSAL <or HUMAN USE j 1/ 2/- & 3/6. See the EUim&n R.E.P. Booklet i found enclosed with bottles of ELLIMAN'S 1 *-UuT'an'So' 'o-s'">»gh,Engian<i. jhE NAME IS ELLIMAN j e *'—————————————— TO FARMERS AND ESTATE AGENTS. GROUND LIME IN BAGS FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES For Prices, apply to the Manufacturers, RAYNES & CO., Llysfaen Quarries & Lime Works, Near COLWYN BAY, OR OF THEIR VARIOUS AGENTS. 162-44 A Cooked Caif ryleal Which builds |H KM ■ p a powerful rame and a | § V/j | obustconsti- ution. fj'c for i cwt. bag, U&LMlittAbU 15s- 11^1% £ cwt ba&» 141b. bags, 2s.6d. in use. every way tit tó replace natural milk. Address of nearest Agent on I application. Solve the 1 = Cv\f Beach's GETEGGS IN WINTER. Sold in Penny Packets, Packets. Cases of 72 Penny Aromatic Packets, 5s Poultry J. Beach Spice & Co., For increasing the EGG yield THE MILLS and for keeping Poultry healthy T8 tit has no equal. Tipton. 1L it has no equal. — AT HE CME CAKE MILLS Co. Offer for Sale, carriage paid, delivered free to the nearest Railway Station in thi district, in Two-Ton lots and upwards DRIED ALE GRAINS Containing- per Oil 7i Alb. 18, Carbo II so, at ■ toil. MIXED GRAINS 8 Oil, Alb. 19. Carbo H. 50 f C 4 AQ Specially recommended for W" Stock Feeding, Sheep, etc. per ton. OUR SPECIALITY— COOKED FEEDING MEAL & MOLASSES £ 7 per ton. A relish and fittetict- for all classes of stock. For increasing yield of milk it is unequalled, We recommend a trial. n.t S,' „ 11 f lot of 5 cwt. 7s. 6d. per cwt. 5/ per ton allowed for bags returned in clean and sound condition, We are open to appoint an Agent for the Conway Valley district. THE ACME CAKE MILLS CO., Howe st., pollar- St., MANOH ESTER. 74 I I RANSOMES' Ploughs and I Cultivators To suit Every Requirement. 6 M Catalogues free on application to I Orwell Works, IPSWICH. Is6 I SAFEGUARD YOUR HEALTH. NO MORE COLD OR DAMP FEET. Th.u,ds sold year. FELT-LINED, CLOGS. Ð READ THIS, Apri] 7,1910 Thornton Heath. Dear clogs as to order, 1 am dehghted with truly, F. WEST As 35. 6d. per pair ost. paid. All sizes in s, Women's Youths aid Also in 3 buckles. 4s. r Win Wellitigtoii's, 6 bd. po Child- 't pakl; ren's, 7's to 2s. lId., post paid. No Mention size when orderillg. The BRITISH CLOG SUPPLY STORES. 82-42 Dept. W.N., 55, Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne. RATIN "I Is the best remedy in the rational war against m RATS & MICE Tin for Rats 3/6 i Bottle for Mice 2 6. I Cash with order, post free from— UNION COURT, H THE RATIN LABORATORY, 0l-Zo»TcKET- I ■MM——i——a LONG WOOL nor Lo: G WEAR ITLOCHRY I BLANKETS Soft. Woolly, Warm, and Very Durable. Famed for 70 Years and now move in favour 1han ever. Direct from the Makers. Quality and Value delight every buyer. 12/, 13/6, 15/, 17/6, 20/6 per Pair. Can-, paid. Samples post free. Don't miss seeing them. PITLOCHRY IlliJAAf r^reived| I GOLD MEDAL and 65 WW W V-L/ I } r New TWEEDS ne:1" J j and Price Lis/free. | Mill Prices. Patterns Free. Enquiry invited. We give fine value in RUGS, HOSIERY, WINCEY. SIC. ■ We give fine value in RUGS, HOSIERY, WINCEY. SIC. ■ | ,3 A. & J. MACNAUGHTON, Manufacturers, IT PITLOCHRY, N.B. WILMOT'S PATENT PRIZE MEDAL SHEEP FOOT BATH," PRICE £ 1/7/6. I I Of Implement Dealers and Ironmongers, The claws are opened in walking over the ridges, and solution (any good sheep dip) will penetrate and keep feet sound and prevent maggots. p- w T 'J1! In The ridgred bottom is a erand T invention tor opening the claws, and in using a tTroptv sheep dip one may have no fear of any disease to the fee/ I am highly pleased with it and shall recommenH t S. M. W1LMOT & Co., LTD.. RPISTOL -= OENNlS'S^^n W a1rlertw?reffloveWorms vl in C0K^ Success wherever used. Frt Î,1 (ltä .(lt1¡'J!,£!" doses !ortd.) dos'i IS. p¡) PENNIS. CHEMIST "T!OIITH!