ST ASAPH. Tho Hon. C. Grosvonor held a revision oourt St SI, Asaph last week, when the. Conservatives were represented by Mr II, A. Tilby, and the I (,,s Libo -lis by Mr Hughes There was net much business before the ooiurt, the agents having ihekl a consultation prior to wie meeting, and agrcod on various' matters Mr Tilby objected to the vote of Mr Joseph Jones, Cross Foxes, upon the gliound that he had not occupied during the qualifying period. Mr Ilughes contended that the man had occu- pied the house inasmuch as he paid the rent. but ho could n,)t go into it for five week.} as the painters were in possession, and so it was that he did not live there until August 14tih. Mr Tilby maintained that those wera not the exact facts of the oa-se. As the claimant was not present, and there was no direct evidence to support his vote, it was disallowed. A CURIOUS OMISSION. Mr Tilby contended that the claim for a lodger voto by Mr W. II. Roberts, Canoablas, was bad as it did not bear any date. Mr Thomas (the Liberal subagert) suggested the wrong paper had boon retained by the assistant overseer, while Mr Hughes submitted that inasmuch as the olaim had been sent in be- ffore tiie lists were printed it was evidence of date. Mr Tilby replied that tho law laid it down that the claims had to be made between, oertain dates, Lnd there was nothing on the face of the ckum to show when it was made. Mr 0. Williams, assistant overseer for St. rAsai>h, volunteered a statement to the effect that while the assistant overseer for Bod el wyd-dan was ill he did ihis work. and he 'remem- bered Mr Thomas sending in the claim in dupli- cate. He returned one paper to him, and it was possible that he returned the wrong' one. Mr Tilbv said he would not press tho matter in faoe of that, and the olainn was alowed. A JOINT TENANCY. There wero claims as joint tenants of a field at Bodelwydd-an by Messrs Wm. Jones, Pùter Joncm, tijul Joseph Williams, but Mr Tilby con- t'sndod that the two last namod were but tenants by agreenjent with Mr Wm. Jones, who took tho field at J636 per annum and allowed the others to put their stock in. Mr Hughes submitted that they wore each ten- ants, ajM on the case being adjourned to the Hhuddlan ocurt, he oalloeod Mr Peter Jones, who said they had each an equal right to the field, and paid an equal share «f the rent to Mr Griffith, of Garn, although there wl-i.,3 only one rent book. The Barrister said it was a curious arrange- ment for three- persons who were not relatives to bo joint tenants of a field. It was agreed to write to Mr Griffith, Garn, asking* for the name of the tenant or tenants. WHAT'S IN A NAME? When the Waen lists came to bo revised Mr Tilby asked that the address of a voter should be put in as "Arthur's Cottage, instead of "Gato" Cottage. The Barrister: Is it in memory of King 'Arthur? (laughter). Mr Tilby: Very distant, I am told (laughter.* DID NOT WANT A VOTE. The Assistant Overseer for Waen in dealing with one name explained to the Barrister that tiw man had told hiirn not to put his name down on tho list, as he did not want a vote. The Barrister said it was a case of not what a man wanted, but one of what was the Assistant Overseer's duty. It was his duty to put down everyone who was entitled to a vote ^whether he wished it or .not. It was explained that tho man had volunteered information as to his qualification, which pre- vented him getting the full franchise, Mr Tilby said in any case he oould only get a Parliamen- tary vote. Ttie Barrister: That is so, but he does .not want to be put down at all. Tho vote as a Parliamentary elector was allowed. SMALL DWELLINGS. In the oourse of the sifting of olaims it was stated that in one oaso a man claimed a vote who lived in a house of two bedrooms, while four other persons lived there, the house being onh, rated at E3. The vote was not allowed
RHUDDLAN. Tho Barrister then proceeded to Rhuddlan CO revise the borough and oounty lists (for that dis- trict. Ho oomplim-ented Mr J. Kilner on the way the lists were prepared, and said that if he could give the assistant overseer a certificate for some extra,remuneration for preparing the lists he would do so, but the parish council made the salary to their clerk oover all the expenses of preparing the lists. LODGER CLAIMANTS. Mr Robert Arthur Griffiths, of the Old Post Office, renewed his claim to a lodger vote, which had boon rejected last year. He satisfied the barrister that he had the sole use of a bedroom, and denied, in reply to Mr Tilby, that lie over vacated it so that ministers could sleep at his uncle's house when they visited Rhiuddlan. Tlvere was also a claim for Mr John Davies, Gwindy Mawr, but ho was not present to support it, a imessengcir statin* that Mr Da vies was too busy to attend. Mr Thmnas Hughes volunteered information as to the qualification, but upon his remarking that the man should have been on the register for many year3, The Barrister said that Mr Hugihea bad no rigiht to make ihat obsorvaticn. He was there to revise the lists, and unless he was satisfied that there was a legal claim he could not put on people It was his place to put people on the tists, and not to consider whether they ought to Ihave boati on for years. Ho oould not allow the oLairrn unlsss ho had evidence. "THE RIGHT TO INHABIT." The Liberals objected to the vote of Mr Thomas Davies, of Penybont,, upon the ground Sbat he did not occupy the pmemisos. Mr Davies said he had lived-in the houso for 28 years, and at present iho usod it as an office, ut when his wife was busy in the hotel, and they were full up, he slept in tho other house. In reply to Mr Hu gibes, the applicant said it wa.s tru that ho had let the pl-aoo furnished to postman for a couple of months last year, but cot for four months as Mr Hugiioa suggested. Mr Hughcs eontended that that broke the qualifying period, but The Barrister said tihat a house could be let lurnished for fouor months without losing the .tote. It was a question whether it was a dwell- ing houso occupied by Mr Davies, or an annex 10 tho public house, and used when required. Mr Tilby oon tended that Mr Daviea had proved that he bad "the right to inhabit," phioh was the qualification aooording to the bt;, It was for Mr Davies to please himself frhore ho resided so long as he bad the right to inhabit.. The Barrister agreed with Mr Tilby and allowed tho vote. Mr Davies asked for his expenses, and wnon questioned as to what he expected, he said that he ihad to leave three or four men at work, end he did not know what tihey would be up to ,whilo he was away. The Barrister: I am sure you will find them quite safe. I will allow you 3s. Mr Davies: I expected 5s. The Barrister: Well, rll, give you 4s (laughter) Mr Tilby: The Briton's love of compromise (laugihter). Mr Hugihcs then handed Mr Davies 4s, and rem .rked that there was no ill-feeling: it was onlv a, test case. Mr Davies: Well, I'll treat you then (lOud laughter), -ø
I, THE RNYL DISTRICT. The Revision Court for the parishes of Rhyl, Prestatyn, Melidon, and Dysej-th was held at the Town Hall, Rhyl, to-day week (Thursday). Jfr H, A. Tilbv again represented the Conserva- tives. and Mr Hughes the Liberals. PRESTATYN LODGERS, A batoh of lodgor-cJcims for Prestatyn were deal* with, Mr Richard Dowell being allowed a vot-v for Victoria Market. In reply to **r Tilby, 1..9 demd WiA be WW boand to live, on th-e premises. It was no oon-dition of his em- oloyuncnt, t t Mr John Hqghej, Halfod El IWY, stated in re- ply to questions, friat although there were but two bedrooms in the houso, 00 occupied one (solely. ile addod that it was a ocndition that BO one also should oeoupy the room without his consent. The vote was allowed. Mr Edwaird John Williams, The Grove, Victoria Avenue, claimed a lodger vote, stating £ hat he paid 15s per week for board and lodging tp his father (Mz P&rry Williams). Replying to Mr Tilby, ho said that ho was ipne of six pans, and them was obe eistor. Six fodrocsne yrem ba (ihe &»», and although fmro \i«0B pine in tta family he had the sole \$TYaa bad a bktbtky party re-1 tik WUIiaø: YM, led year. I gut you fed one recently. Wlwys was your L fw wne 9 |iMi <44 -I Mr Tilby urged t'lat tl:o claimant was not of age during tho qualifying por;od. The Barrister struck ouf the claim, and re- JOmarked that the clairnani wc-uld be entitled to a. vote next year. A LOW ASSESSMENT. Mr David Davids, who said he was a retired schoolmaster, claimed a ledger vote at Hirra- ddug. Ochryfoel, Dyse-rth, and stated that he had the sclo, use elf a bedroom i,n a house for which £ 12 per year rent was p1.iJ, Mr Tilby s'aid he wanted to know why it was that a house rented at L12 was only assessed at £ 5. What were the oversoers of Dyserth thinking* about? Mr Davies: I don't know about that: that is their Icok out. 'l'Ú'E' vote was allowed. Mr John Williams, Hyfrydle, Dysonth, claimed a vote in resivoct of a shop. lie produced a rent book, and the opposition to ulie vote vras withdrawn. onJECTION SUSTAINED. A gentleman atfcendoti from Birkenhead in respoct of a claim to <1. vote for jiropeity in Vio .toria-road, but ho admitted to Mr Tiiby that he did net live at tho address in tho register. The Barrister said tha.t the objection would be sustained. Had the claimant read his notice of objection, ho would have seen that he oould have got over the difficulty by making a declaration. A RETREAT. A claim was put in by Mr Daniel Evans for land in CerTndy-raad, but Mr Tilby said the name would be struck off. Mr Caradoo Williams (tho assistant Liberal agant): He was here just now. Mr Tilby Yes, and as soon as his claim was likely to oonio on he wisely retirod laug hter). SIX LODGERS AND VISITORS TO ONE HOUSE. Mr Tilby objected to the claim off Mr Evan John Williams, who claimed a lodger vote in re3poet of the solo use of a bedrnom at No 7, Elwy-strect, for which he said lie paid 5s per week. In r^ply to a question by Mr Tilby, the claimant admitted that there were six lodgers in tibo house and that visitors were taken. Ho did not k.now that the rent was only £ 20 per annum, but he believed tailore wore eight bod- I rooms. Mr Ti' by expressed astonishment a.t such a statement and said that already one lodger bad I. a vote lie-cause iie cooupiod a separate room. That would leave six rooms for four other lodgers, the landlady, as well as for visitors. He wan tod to know where the visitors wero put up ? Mr Hughes replied that tho claimant assertoo that he was the sole ocoupa.nt of the room. The vote was allowod.
VALE OF CONWAY. CONSERVATIVE SUCCESSES. Mr Latha.m concluded his Courts in the Vale of Conway on Friday evening. At these sittings Mr M. E. Noe represented the Conservatives, and Mr J. Pentir Williams the Liberals. At Bettwsycoed the Liberals objected to the vote of Edward Jones, on the ground that he was not the tenant. Mr Nee succeeded in prov- ing to the contrary, and the vote was allowed. Mr Pentir Williams supported a lodger claim, but it was stated that the applicant was paying 4s a week for his rooms, which Mr Nee contend- ed was insufficient. The claim was disallowed. At Penmaehno the Conservatives had eleven objections, nine of which they sustained. A novel point of Revision Law was raised at the Dolwyddelen Court in respect to the occupa- tion by two persons of a slate quarry. Mr Nee maintained that as the quarry was closed tho rates were not payable, and consequently there was no qualification for votes. Mr Pentir Wil- liams argued that the overseers had the power to levy a rate, and if it had not been paid on the current year the previous half year had been paid, and he therefore contended that the objec- tions must fail. The Rate Collector was oalled, and from his evidence it transpired that the rates had not been paid, and the votes were therefore disallowed. In addition to the above, tho Conservatives sustained four objections.
LLANDUDNO. TRADESMEN AND THEIR VOTES. At the Town Hall, Llandudno, on Saturday, Mr Latham sat for the revision of the lists of voters for Llandudno, Eglwysrhos, and Penrhyn. Mr M. E. Nee (Carnarvon), with Mr C. Searell, represented the Conservatives, and Mr J. Pentir Williams (Bangor), with Alderman Robert Ro- berts, J.P., r presented the Liberals. A HOTEL-KEEPER'S VOTE. Mr John Bellis, the assistant overseer, object- ed to Mr Edward Goulding, on the grounds that there had been a break in his residence at Llan- dudno. He said that Mr Goulding left Gould- ing's Hotel, and went to reside in the country, afterwards coming back to Llandudno. The name was struck off the list. NOT A BRITISH SUBJECT. The Conservatives objected to Mr Alf. M. Flash, draper, Mosty-n-street, Mr Nee submitting that he was an alien, and had not been natural- ised as a British subject. The Assistant Overseer said that Mr Flash had resided in this country for upwards of twenty years, but admitted] he was an alien. The Revising Barrister: Where was he born!' Mr Nee: In Austria. The vote was disallowed. THE NICETIES OF SPELLING. Reforing to the name of Enoch Davies, fruiterer, which appeared on the list, the Revis- ing Barrister said he appeared to spell his name when advertising both as "Davies" and "Davis." "Is hor a Welshman?" asked the Barrister. Mr Pentir Williams: No. Mr John Bellis He is a Gloucestershire man. The Revising Barrister: Then he wants the "e" knocking out of his name. Mr Nee objected to Mr Edward Williams, Little Orme, on the ground that lie was not the occupier, and the name was struck off. The Conservatives objected to Mr R, C. Bax- ter, draper, Mostyn-street, on the ground that the qualification was insufficient. The objection was upheld,
,>- LAMFAIRFECI-SAM. At Llanfairfechan, to-day week, Mr Nee repre- sented the Conservatives, and Mr Pentir Wil- liams iho Liberals. I Mr Pentir Williams objected to the ownership vote of Erasmus Jones, i'enybryn, and had served notice to Clit' t ellect- Mr Nee, however, had made a reclaim for the vo'e, and contended that as Mr Williams had not served noiico of objection to the new claim it ought to Le al- lowed. Mr Pentir Williams said he objected to the name being on the register mready, and that surely applied also to a new claim. A notice of objection to an existing name must b3 fuller than the objection to a claim. He ob- jected to Mr Erasmus Jones on tne ground that he had not an interest worth E2 a year in the property in respect of which he claimed an ownership voto. Mr Nee I say he is the owner, and I have advised that it is unr.eoossery tor him to at- tend to-day because there is no objection to his new claim, which has been made public. Mr Pentir Williams: He is claiming in re- spect of exactly the same property. Surely I need not object twice to the same thing? The Barrister said that Mr Pentir Williams' objection was comprehensive, and it was the business of the claimant to come and support his case. Mr Nee I shall regard it as a precedent, Mr Williams. la I". Mr Pentir Williams: I have not the slight- est objection to ttitt. The name was then struck off, and the new claim was disallowed.
CQLWYFJ BAY. l On Monday afternoon, the IIon, R. C. Crcs- venor attanded at the Magistrates' Room, Col- wyn Bay, for the purpose of rovi-sing the voters lists. Mr C. C. Mott and Mr J. P. Wallnvright represented the Conservatives, the Liberals be- ing represented by Mr Gwilym Parry and Mr Jonathan Roberts. With the exception of one case on the lodgers claiim list no objections wore laid by either par- ty. At the elos-A, of the sitting, LIc Barrister .'3.Ío it was remarkabl-e there were no more olaims and objections. joll". Mr Parry said it was not for the wajit of cheeking on the part of the agents. It was a great croait to Mr Jones, that overseer.
OLD COLWYN. Mr Latham sat at tho Council Schools, Old Colwyn, today week, to revise the lists for Eirias and LJysfacn. Mr M. E. New represented tho Conservatives, assisted by Mr T. Whitley, local Conservative agent. 1\1.1" J. Pentir Williams, Bangor, repre- sented the Liberals. Mr Nee objected to the name of Thomas E. Davies, Bethafen, ("adwgon Avenue ieiiig placed on the ownership ]ist. in respect of Nos. 1 to 4 Coed Coch-road, on the ground that his wife was the owner of the property. Mr Ed. Ho- berts pointed out that Mrs Davies' name was on the rate book. Eventually the narno was struck out. VERY PROFITABLE. Mr Nee objected to the names of David a.nd Wm. Greenfield being put on the cocupiors' list as joint tenants for the Grces Smithy. Mr Jo- seph Morris was also down in Div. Ill for the sairto plaoe. It was pointed out that Morris only occupied two rooms. Mr Greenfield said that they reoeivot'i JE30 8s as rent for sub-letting, but their rent was JE52, without rates and taxes, which represented another JE12 or more. Mr Nee said the claim was in respect c)f a joint ten- ancy, and he submitted they wore only entitled as occupiers on JBIC fra.nohise. Both names ought to bo placed on Div. III. If Mr Pentir W illiams would agree to one namo being plaoed on the ownership list ho would be agreeable. Mr P. Williams: I agree; leavo) David on "and take William off. Mr Greenfield Its rather hard. The Revising Barrister: I.f you got rid of some of these sub-tenants you will be able to go on next year. Thomas Ow.)n Roberts, 8 Eleanor-road, was objected to by Mr Noo in respect to Bodfeirig, on the ground that he was not the tenant. Tho ha mo was struck off. LLYSFAEN LIST. Mr Neo objected to Thomas Davies, Bethafen, being put on the owners' list on the ground that his wife was the tenant. The Overseer said that Mors Davies was the owner and Thos. Davies the occupier. The name was allowed to sta.nd. Mr Nee objected to the name of John Thomas Davies, Raynes Terrace, contending that he was not the tenant. The Revising Barrister allowed the name to bo retained on the list. Mr Nee objected to Robert Thomas, Rayncs Te-raoe, on the ground that he was at present away and not the ocoupicr. The Revising Barrister pointed onut tihat so long as someone was left in ohargte, when he cani-e W-elc he would again be tenant. The name would be allowed to remain. The Conservatives made eleven objections, which were sustained with cne exception. They were also successful iJ1 ten out of thirteen claims.
ABERGELE DISTRICT. TENANCY AGREEMENTS: GAIN ON OOUNTY COUNCIL VOTE. POINTS FOR ASSISTANT OVEiRSEERS, On Monday, the Hon. C. R. Grosvenor held a Revision Court at Abergele for the parishes of Abergele, Llanfairtalhaiarn, St. George, Uanddulas, and Bcttws. Mr Mott represented the Conservatives, and Mr G wilyrn Parry the Liberals. ADVICE TO ASSISTANT OVERSEERS. The Barrister said he noticed that in this district the lists were published without the names and addresses of the Assistant Overseers. He thought it would be a very good thing, as was done in Flintshire,if the Assistant Over- seers in the future put their names and address- es at the foot of the lists, as there were many persons who might want to write to them, and Overseers did not want to be troubled with work which was the ctutv of their assistants. In future, ho hoped that this' would be done. LLANFAIRTALHAIARN CLAIMS. When the list for Llo.nifairtalhaiarn was gone through a claim for successive occupation was made by Mr Peter Jones, and the Assistant Overseer (Mr Griffith) remarked that the appli- cant htrd only been there about six weeks. Mr E. H. Millward (thoe Abergele Assistant Overseer) said he knew that Jonea had removed to Llanlairtalbaiairn, a.nd was entitled to his vote. Ho produced a letter from him to the court. Tne Barrioter (to Mr Griffith): Yen did not find him? :\11' Griliiia: It was not my business to find him. Tito Barristor; It is vour business to find out who are entitled to go on the list and to put b-rm there. I suppose you mean that you did ,,1()t find him out when you went round before Ulie list was published? Mr Griffith: Yes, he was not there when the rate was made. The claim was alovved. The Barrister said, he noticed that the Assist- a.nt Overseer had published on the list of Division I. ,:cr IJa-ntai:talhaiarn that Mr John Pieiroe, of Cornwal Gano], was objected to. Mr Griffith: Yes, he has gone away. The Barrister said that, Mr Grittith had no ri,ht to put the words "objected to" against any names he published on Division I., and the tfact that the mime was published entitled the person to a vote, as no objection was made. Mr Mott: But what about my notice of ob- jection? I o-ave notice ctf objection to this man, and it has not been published. The Barrister: Then there is no I-ea-al objec- tion to him. The Assistant Overseer should have published the objection. Mr Griffith: I have written to Mr Mott about it, and explained tiie mutter. The man is not likely to oomc back. The Barrister: That does matter. The name I must stand. Mr Mott: Is the name to remain on because my objection was not published? The Barrister: Yes. There is no objec- tion bofoaie mo, and as the was published as being entitled to be on Division 1. it must stand. The Barrister further stated that the Assist-ant Overseer must publish all objections. It was not, however, suggested that tin's was aji intentional omission. Mr Griffith then asked for an increase in his allowance, and said that -he had the largest parish in the Union to look after. It was nine miles one way and ten the other. He had only £ 16 for the register, J637 for being assistant overseer.^ They used to pa.y JB60 besides the barrister's allowance. The Barrister: I will give you £18. I think that the people of the parish,, who know the local circumstances, should be consulted in this, or they might accuse me of giving too much. A SCHOOLMASTER'S YOTE. The Llanddulas list was then taken, Mr T. M. Jones, the asistant overseer, being complimented on the way he had prepared his iii-st list. A lodger claim was put in for Mr H. A. Gray, Arnold House School, and Mr Mott contended that as he had the sole use of his rooms he was entitled to the vote, in the same way as other schoolmasters were. The Barrister asked if other assistant masters residing in a school had votes. Mr Mott replied in the affinnativcj and said that both he and his brother had had votes under like circumstances. Mr Parry contended that inasmuch as the employer lived in the house, and the rooms were in respect of service, there could be no claim. The Barrister said he saw no difference be- tween an assistant master living in the school and receiving board and lodgings as part of salary, and the son of a farmer living at home who was paid for his, services partly in board and lodgings and partly in cash. He would allow the vote, although it was a nice point that might be argued. BETTWS. The Bettws lists were then taken, the Rev. 0. Vaughan Jones producing them as assistant overseer. The Conservatives had claimed a vote for Mr Daniel Llow. Thomas in respect of the School House, Trofarth, but the assistant overseer said he had only occupied the premises sinco Septem- ber last. Mr Ellis Jones, the sub-agent, said that Mr Thomas was tenant from July, but did not go into the house until September. The vote was disallowed. When the claim of Mr George Cooke, Coed Coch, was put in in respect of rooms occupied at the stables, the bassister questioned whether that could stand, but Mr Mott said that the case was fought out last year, and was allowed to another man. This was the successor. The vote was granted. UNTIDY LISTS. The Rev. O. Vaughan Jones applied for an increase in his allowance from £ 12 10s, say- ing he thought be ought to get £ 15. The Barrister said he had to consider the people who had to pay the rates, and seeing there were but 153 names on the list he could not allow more than E13 10s. TENANCY AGREEMENTS. The lists for St. George were next dealt with, and Mr E. II. Millward, the assistant overseer, was again complimented on his work. Mr Mott said he had claimed a County Council vote for a number of men employed on the Kinmel Estate. They were on Division II., but he claimed for them on Division 1. They had each a separate agreement as to tenancy, and upon that he submitted there was no question of service votes now. Last year two like claims were allowed, and that was the reason these agreements had been prepared. Mr Gilchrist produced duplicates of the agree- ments for all the men, and said that although he was only entitled to a month's notice if he left his employment he could under the agree- ment retain his cottage for two months longer. Mr Gwilym Parry said it was obvious that these agreements had been prepared for a pur- pose. Mr Mott: Yes, to give these men the County Council vote they are entitled to. The Barrister said he could not interfere in the matter. Here was an agreement of tenancy which the employer chose to enter into with his men and it did not matter to him what were the conditions of the tenancy—that was the em- ployer s look out. All he had to ascertain was whether there was a tenancy, and he found there was so that all the votes (nine in number) would be allowed. THE ABERGELE LISTS. The Abergele lists were gone through without alteration.
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i HORTICULTURAL NOTES. BY G. CIIISIIOLM, HOBTICCLTVBIST, LLAXRVVST. WINDOW GARDENING. The rucst efficient contrivance for window gji doners is the Wardian case wiueh is a minia- I ture greenhouse; it is made i,1 any shape or size, itnd to suit any situation, c.t" outside or in- side of wmeiews. At first they were entirely closed in glass. as if teermeucally sealed, but experience has proved t-iiat they are far more gonerally useful waen prcper ventilation is pro- vided. It is obvious tnat this miniature green- house may be applied with great ease to any window a. pair of brackets 011 a level with the sill will form a which tmay either support a oase such as I have do son bed or a permanent greenhouse may be erected thereon, all that is required is a glazed Irame 'Íro<m 12ms. to 18ins. high in front, with gkiz d sides rising to the window sash at an angee of 30 degrees, with a frame w,}rk to receive a sash at the Millo angle which may bo hinged to the w;nd')w frame. If this frame only extends to three-fourths of the height ctf the window7, it will not interfere very materially with the light of the room. Of course. t.;v> plants are v. atered and arranged from the ruri within All manner of elegant projec- tions may thus be formed, and large ornamental beli-srlasses may be easily adjusted to vases for tho hall and drawing-room. But whoever would hive healthy plants in a fitting-room, of any kind whatever, should p: cvido eitner a case or vase; the dry atmosphere which is agreeable to huina/i bungs is suitable for most plants. A simple apparatus has been employed lor the pre- servation cif cut flowers for the decoration oc t our dwelling-houses not dissin;ilar in principle to the case just mentioned. A fiat porcelain dish is filled with water, and a vase with cut floweis is placed on the dish, over tiie whole a bell-glass is placed fitting to tiie edges of tho porcelain dish. The air surrounding tho flowers is thus kept in a moist state, supplying to the flowers the moisture yielded by ttie roots and leaves in their natural state, and maintaining them fresh and brilliant for a considerable time. But to return to the subject, which is window gardening. Whore a window happens to bo in aa wooden trough lined with lead or zine may be used for boldincr earth, in which climbing plants mar be planted and trained about the recess. For this purpose the passion flower is very suit- able; if allowed after crossing the top to hang down before tbe window in festoons, displaying its naturally graceful pendulous habit, it will I t ifoim a pleasant screen for a sunny window. A gl"dpo.in,e may bo grov».n in the samo way, and it is aiway3 a graceful plant, while its fruit is excelled by no vegetable product when -ripening in glowing clusters. But it is advisable to attempt nctuing" in this way which cannot be carried out perfectly; a single plane properly grown is to be preferred to the most c-laborato attempts, the working out of which has not been thoroughly considered; for instance, climbing plants must be very oloselv waiohod and care- fully trained, or they becomc so entangled as to be anything but ornamental. They are apt, also, to 'harbour spiders and other m eets, to drop their dead loaves and flowers, and, in oommon with othej- pla,nts, they must be watered, which is always inconvenient in a room, for the pots must be well drained of superfluous moisture, otherwise the earth so5de«s in them. These are drawbacks to window hardening, but the true lovers of Flora will find in them no obstacle to such the sight of a. window festooned- with trailing plants and guy with flowers will be suffi- cient inducement to overcome every difficulty in the way of its production. If the plants are in ordinary pots, which arc certainly best, let them b.) plung,ed in ornamental pots or vases, and fill up the vacancy between with mess or sand. They will not only look better, but the roots, boms' kept cool, will retain the m-oisiure longer, and less watering will be necessary. This is of some oonsoquenoe in a room, for although watering will be sometimes necessary, means should bo taken to reduce the quantity required, by shading, plunging, and keeping pots in feed- ers,-that is, pans or sauoers, which are made to match the pots or vases. This requires a little judgment; it will never do to let the roots of the nlants stand in stagnant water. When tho roots are placed in the pans or faujers, fill the vacancy with admixture of silver-sand and finely broken—not nowe..rOO--<)h''1I'OO.1I; this will absorb the water that runs through the pot and yield it back again to the plant, besides preventing stagation. SUITABLE PLANTS. Whe timewwat-eraplaia is just when tho soil begins to present an appearance of dryness wihdoh is best soou when the surface is pretty turn, although it is advisable to stir it sometimes; but U, a<iter stirring, tho plant wai. water, give it (from a fine rose. This will settle tho soil again, so that it is easily oscertained when the plants .vant water aarl-v plants aro invested with aphis or greeiTi fly, brush it cff with a aniall brush, without injuring the plant. A few plants may 00 kept free fiorn this pest by this means without having recourse to fumi- gating with tobacco i^aper. Various scrts of her- baceous plants may be cultivated outside, on the wl, idow ledges. Being hardy, they will stand all weathers but are best protected from severe frost and a. searching sun. Among these I may mention Sedums, or stonccrop, London Pride, with other saxifrages, campanulas, and a few phloxes. First growing plants, as fuchsias, ger- aniums, genistas, etc., grown under glass cases or in windows, should not be frequently turned since they always make a face towards the light, and the preoess might weaken them. It would be better to train them out fan like, by means of thin pointed sticks. Fern oases may be turned occasionally. The plants in these have a like tendency; consequently they show best from the ligiht. By turning the ca.se, the faces of the plants are brought, facing the room, if they can receive light dircctly overhead it will be so much the better. These fern cases in windows mav be planted with most of the British ferns, and a vast nurnb r oif exotics are a!-o suitable. Lyoopodiums ma.y be allowed to trail over tiie surfaoe of the soil. The Pteris makes a good centre plant for tall case, also the Maidenhair, one of the most graceful of ferns. The Asp'en- iums offer an extensive and numerous family to choose from. The Scelopandriums are also suitable, and show well their broad shining leaves or frouds. Both the planting and management of these cases must depend a groat ,& -a.I on the situation or locality. In dry, warm, room, many ferns that are considered very tender may bo grown successfully; but they will require more water, which should be warm when given, and less vcntelatkxTi; for the dry air of a warm room, ill-suited to most plants, is very injurious to ferns; and some off them naturally come from warm, humid climates, They must, therefore, bo carefully treated in this respect. If an open- ing at each end of the case wc; c made, and without any of its ill-consequences. Plant-cases can be had in any shape or fierm, i-eme, especially, is ingeniously contrived so as to hold hot water. A cistern beneath this, being replenished once In twenty-four hours, maintains a soft genial heat, so that many tender plants can thus be grown and displayed to advantage. The zinc trough at the botcni is filled with sand and cliar- oool, in which tiie pots are plunged. This being kept moist, diffuses a soft, dewy atiiicsphece in the bcdy of the case. An admirable effect may 00 produced with plants, the beauty of which is in the foliage. Caladumis are almost too ten- der for window culture, but several kinds of be- gonias will not only stand the air of a room, but will thrive in it. There are also plants hardier still—tee Cineraria, Ccntauroa, Acacia, Fuchsia, Spect-ablis, and other plants of ornamental fol- iago, all of which have peculiar characteristics, a,nd many of them admirably adapted to window decoration. I have known a plant of Ficus elastica (rubber plant) kept for a doz-e.n years in a. window, maintaining a. livelv foliage and vigorous habit the whole tiin-o. This. and simi- lar plants with !ia ';I ny leaves, have this recom- mendation, that when the leaves get dusty they ano easily cloasned with a damp) spongfe. The various sjxoies of Oacti are also very suitable as permanent window-plants, the varieties of creeping Cereus may be g-rown in suspended baskets, and last for many years \?*hout requir- change of .soil,—they naturally drOjp and hang dawn, which gives them an interesting appear- ance. The globulor oacti are ourious and inter- esting, and a.re very numerous, as everyone must know who has seon the collection in Kew Gar- denia. A collection of tlieso would be worth a oase to, themselves. There aro, some interesting collection grown in jtots, B-nd arranged on shelves, fixed in a miniature greenhouse, 4 feet by 2 feet 6 inches, beincr all labelled. Beginners aro apt to make a mistaTce in supposing their first efforts in window-piant culture must, of neces- sity, be successful; tihe, contrary is in general the case. First attempts in ninety-nine cases out of ovorv hundred; axe merely so much profit and loa"oss in plants, and knowledge gained off- tho necessary treatment. Gardening. like every othor. art, requires not nly practices but obser- vation, and those who ihave most failures, pro- vided; they observe the causes of failure are likelv to became the most skilful in the end. I CONDITIONS OF SUCCESS. Ilm moefc neoessarv condition to ul window Qultuco is W aw.ye, mtIX" "r2 J
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-tlmt is, for instance, provided only one &ing*le window is available, then it should be fitted with a lodgpej- or shelf, both inside and out, so that the pla-nts oan be close to the glass when inside, where they caji have the full light, and a'o that they can be exposed to the open air, on every cooasion when the wAjathor will permit. If a window is fitted in this way, half a dozen plants oan be grown creditably, with very little trouble. They can bo nlacod out&ide for the purpose of watering tho:n, even in winter; and in wet weather they can be inside With the window closed. Light is most essential to the well-doing of plants of aJiy k""ad; the w ant of it is sure to L>o indicated by a weak, pale, and spindling growi h, the results of placing' the. plants in a room far away from toe glass; llie more directly over- head plants rcoeive light the better, but the ordinary variations of light and darkness aTe of ,no less censequenoc, sino:) it is said that plants inhale undrx the influence of light and refpiro in the dark. Maisturo, a £ <ain, so necessary for the support of plants, must, be supplied in proper quantities. When shall I water irny plants? is a vexed question, yet cne that will admit of no definite answer, as some plants want more thum others; some more or k. 3 at oertain times, or undar any ciicunustariors, and particularly and taot must be eoce.'f-ised,—useful quaJitus undar any cirbomstanoes, and fiarmcularjy neoossarv in the cultivation of plants. Another question e.(tuajiy important, but far unore diffi- cult, is, how shall I manage my plants so that they will bloom again? This generally refers to plants purchased at a nursery or shop while in bioomv and which begin to dooiuws in health simultaneously with the. fading- of t.he flowers. Manv Lavo attempted to answer the question, and rulee itaa.ve he-en laid down whioh have only had tho effect of iiiak-lil, the querist as wise as bjferj. Thec-a are oerr-aun conditions necessary, not easy to define. The culture of a plant differs froan a (mechanical operation inasmuch as the Litter is under control; but in growing a plant., nature must do the work; while we supply the material. If left in a stato of nature, a. plant is USL"Uly placed whe-ro it oan supply itself with material for supporting life and health, but if it is to grow wihere we chose to place it, it become nooassairy to ascertain tie processes by which that object may be g»ired—processes more easily learnt by obxsrvatioo than from any other description. The writer will be pleamd to inform the readers of this paper, 00 receipt of a stamped onvelo" where and how to obtain the glass oaaea and window-plants at & vory Low poet.