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ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.
ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. PROSPECTS IN SHROPSHIRE. Old Farmer" has written to the cur- rent issue of the 'Agricultural Gazette5 as follows -.—The weather very bad and catchy here for hay and seeds grass harvest now in full swing all stuff dam- aged more or less none really spoiled. The weather was fearfully cold to the 12th since then more genial temperature risen more than ten degrees to fifteen Fahrenheit, improving most things. Potatoes oo • erand on the light soils, and are getting cheap. I have an idea that wheat is no filling well wants sun and warmer weather so does all grain. Sheep still keep low, and beef a bit slacker.
SUITABLE FOOD FOR STORE PIGS.
SUITABLE FOOD FOR STORE PIGS. At the West Riding Police Court, Richard Cooper Milner, farmer, of Clayton, was summoned by the R.S.P.C.A. for cruelty to nine store pigs and two sow» m Ma/ and June. It was stated that the stores, which should have weighed between 10 and 13 stones, would "scarcely have weighed" three stones, but the constable admitted that he did not know much about pigs, and could not account for a hog kept with them being in a better condition. The defence was that the animals were tuberculous, and had been fed on potatoes and swill, and evidence to this effect was given. The Bench came to the conclusion that the de- fendant had starved the pigs, and fined him £ 1 and costs.
THE WOOL MARKET.
THE WOOL MARKET. There has not been much change in this branch of trade during the past week. At the fairs good prices have been realisea, especially for fine wools, buyers looking more to the future than the present for profit. In the market there has been no increase in business, and though buyers are quite disposed to purchase at fair mar- ket prices, they will" not follow the rates paid at many of the fairs. The discrepancy j in values between wools wanted and those which are not much in demand has rather increased, and wools of poor character meet with very little attention. Fine wools keep the lead they have taken, and of these there is a comparatively limited market. Colonial wools, though steady, show much the same features, but as there is a iarge) market for these, the effect is not so per- ceptible. Amongst manufacturers there is considerable caution evinced in their deal- ings, demand not being of a c-haiacter to induce speculation, however slight. Haif- breds are about lOd to lOiLd per lb., and Downs and Shropshires about Is., and oc- casionally up to Is Hd is quoted as the top price at the fairs.
ALSYKE. The harvesting of alsyke is very similar to that of ordinary red clover. It is a little more branching and hovery, but it sheds readily. In deciding on the cutting penoa observe the colour-it is the d-ark green seed that is most valuable. White clover is more difficult to harvest than the tw-,) former the habit of growth of the white clover is entirely different, for instead ot the blossoms being carried on upright branches, the flower-stems spring from the recumbent stems which creep along the ground the height of the crop is therefore merely the length of the flower-stalks. These may run to Sin. or 9in., but some- times they are only 2in. or 3in. in height when it is possible to cut off more than the heads. We have seen the ground golden with seed which it was impossible to collect by ordinary means. We also know of an instance where it was too short to cut or collect with a daisy rake, where the farmer had the heads picked by women and children, who placed them on cloths, making 1:50 per acre, whereas by other means he would have threshed the greater part out. Mowing, however, is the most customary method of cutting, and as the seed is very liable to knock out, it should be done at night, rakers following imme- diately to rake it into small heaps, before what little toughness there is has been dried out. If there is a fair amount )f stem, then ordinary light steel rakes suffice if not, daisy rakes are better. All operations should be most gently per- formed, and it is more important even than with red clover. The threshing of the clover seed is rarely performed direct from the field, as to make narrow drawn-in loads it is not often that the crop is dry enough for this moreover, there is generally a better sale for it later on, and it can be done when work is less pressing.
SUCCESS IN PIG-KEEPING.
SUCCESS IN PIG-KEEPING. The breeding sow should be selected on account of her fitness for maternal duties. Feed the sow after farrowing upon foods calculated to produce a large flow of milk. A sow that is to farrow two litters in a year must be well fed and not allowed to run down in condition. By far the best plan of weaning pigs is to cut down the feed of their dam, and al- low her to dry off naturally. Feeding only dry feed will be a great help. As soon as the pigs are weaned the sows may be turned in with the male, and then put by themselves in a good clover pasture. The breeder who has used the right kind of a male on a good quality of sows can advance with the least cost by selecting the sows from his own herd each year, of course, always taking the best. During the wet two months, or while the weather is hot, growth is all that should be attempted. Keep all of the pigs in a good gaining condition, so that as soon as the weather begins to get cooler, with the pigs intended for market, feeding to fatten may begin. Pigs can rarely be made to fatten profitably during the extremely hot weather. It is not a good plan to take all the pigs from the sow, unless one or two of them can be turned with her some hours after, to draw the milk she will have at that time and, again, say after a lapse of twenty-four hours. The preferred way is to leave about two of the smallest with her for several days, and after that leave only one for two or three days more, by which time the flow of milk will have been so gradually diminished that no injury will re- sult to the sow by keeping them entirely away from her. The extra supply of milk helps also to push the smaller pigs along in growth and put them more nearly on an equality in size with their thriftier mates.
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IN THE GARDEN.
IN THE GARDEN. ONIONS. Onions will stand considerable frost with- out injury, and may be kept well even if frozen. If frozen they should be so pro- tected that they remain so until ready to market, when they should be thawed out gradually. They should never be handled while frozen, as in this condition they are very easily bruised and injured. In order to grow onions satisfactorily, t is necessary that the soil be well drained. If the water comes to within a few inches of the surface or stands upon it for even a few days, the crop is almost certain to be a failure in that spot.
EIFFEL TOWER LEMONADE. A 4id. bottle makes 2 gallons of delicious Home-made Lemonade, produced solely fronj Fruit and Sugar. Ask your Grocer.
1A TEST FOR MILK.
A TEST FOR MILK. A simple and effective test to determine whether water is present in milk may he made with' an ordinary knitting-needle, if the needle is bright and well polished. Dip the needle into the milk and quickly withdraw it in an upright position. If the milk contains only a small quantity ot water, this will prevent even a drop of milk adhering to the needle. Everyone who has occasion to heat milk knows how easily it may be scorched. When this does not happen, the tiling to do is to quickly remove the vessel from the fire and stand it in a bowl of cold water. Put a pinch of salt into the milk and stir. It will then be found that the disagreeable burnt taste has almost, if not entirely, disappeared.
Alk I time is the time for Blanc- mange and stewed fruit. The stewed fruit is purifyingto the blood W&0 /][ Stijjfr and the blancmange, if made with Brown & Poison's" Patent" \v* wfc Corn Flour and good milk, gives the neces- y sary food backing. VI V_J Blancmanges, custards, U LI jellies and creams are made at their best with crown & Poison's I "Patent" Com Flour r ——-—'
AMONG THE CHICKS.
AMONG THE CHICKS. Avoid feeding the little chicks until forty- eight hours old. Give fresh water and grit before food, and let the first meal be not more than they will pick up in five minutes, including the learning how to eat. Five times a day for meals, and five min- utes at a meal, should be the rule for the first two weeks. Then lessen to four and soon to three meals daily. Clean the feed- ing board after every meal, and if milk is given the dish must be cleaned and scalded daily. Charcoal kept in the drinking water will help to ward off indigestion. Sunshine is good medicine, but if it is excessively hot some shade should also be rovi provided. The chicks will readily adjust themselves to the proper temperature if given a chance. Good grass in pleasant weather is th-3 best place for chicks.
FOWLS AT LIBERTY.
FOWLS AT LIBERTY. Whenever the conditions permit, poultry should be allowed their freedom, since un- der such conditions they are healthier and considerably cheaper to maintain. Fowls that are at liberty are able, when they have access to any land save heavy clay or sand, to secure a large prooprtion of their own food, and there is no artificial food yet invented that is so good for poultry as grubs, worms, insects, seeds, etc. A flock of birds enjoying their freedom can be kept in good condition upon half as much food as those confined in runs, and large num- bers of fowls, both growing stock and adults, have often been kept upon a single meal a day. At a rough estimate good judges say that 50 per cent. of the poultry in this country are too fat, and of this 50 per cent., quite 45 per cent. are those that are confiend in runs. Birds at,libert,y are not nearly as likely to become too fat -is are those having comparatively little exer- cise. Not only, however, are poultry able to obtain a goodly proportion of their own living when at liberty, but their manure is an exceedingly valuable asset, one that is almost invariably under-estimated. The dung of fowls is exceedingly rich and con- centrated, and in a pure condition is worth to. market gardeners about J:3 to £ 4 per ton.
To MOTHERS.—Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used over fifty years by millions of mothers for their children while teething, with perfect success. It will re- lieve the poor sufferer immediately. It is pleasant to taste; it produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as bright as a button." Of all chemists, Is. lid. per bottle.
MORE EGGS WANTED.
MORE EGGS WANTED. In the annual review of the poultry in- dustry for 1908, published last January, at- tention was called to the decrease in sup- plies of foreign eggs, amounting, as com- pared with the previous year, to 357,831 gt. hds. (42,939,720), with a consequent rise in average prices of colonial and foreign imports of 2 £ d per gt. hd., which decline had also marked 1907 as compared with 1906. With a view to bringing the important question of increasing home production be- fore farmers and others, at a period of the year when they can, if so disposed, retain a greater number of pullets as layers, or purchase stock to increase their output, attention is called to the import figures for the six months ending June 30th of the present year, in which the decline in quan- tities and advance in values have been even more marked than in corresponding periods of former years. It would appear that we have reached the maximum of for- eign supplies, for the shortage is Universal, due to rapidly increasing demand all over the world. The opportunity presenting it- self to producers, both as to consumption and prices, is more favourable than has ever before been known. Will our people take advantage of it ? is the question. Ti they do not, probably others will avail them- selves of it. The total numbers and values of eggs imported in the six months ending June 30th of the last two years are:— Quantities: 1908, 8,281,317 gt. hds. 1909, 7,772,258 gt. hds. These figures show a re- duction of 518,728 gt. hds., or 62,247,300 eggs, equal to 7 per cent., or 20,000,00) more than in the whole of 1908 as compared with 1907. Up to the end of May the de- cline was much greater, but Russia sent large quantities in June, which reduced it somewhat. Russia, France, and other countries show increases, whilst Danish supplies have fallen by 22 per cent., Ger- man by more than 50 per cent., Italian by 35 per cent., and Austrio-Hungarian by 36 per cent. Values: 1908, £ 3,139,800; 1909, £ 3,121,845. The reduction in values is only £ 17,955, or 0.61 per cent. The following table will show the advance in prices in every case save that of Russian supplies:— Average prices of eggs imported per gt. hd. (120) in 1909 as compared with prices in previous vear: s. d. s. d. Russia 6 7. 1 0 o decrease 4 Denmark 9 3 0 9J increase 4 Germany 8 3 1 4 „ France 9 1 0 72 4 4 Italy 9 Ii 0 5 „ Austria-Hungary 8 4! 1 01 4 Canada 9 4 0 2 „ Other countries. 8 O! 10 „ Total ——— ———— 8 Oj 0 5iincrease
. AMUSING ANECDOTES.
AMUSING ANECDOTES. Lord Newton, in his speech, made the House laugh when he said that the charge of cruelty in connection with the hunting of the tame dear was akin to the charge he once heard made by a foreigner against fox-hunting in this country. Fox-hunting is an extremely cruel amusement," said this gentleman at the very first fence I jumped, I spurred my unfortunate horse's eye out." Mrs Brown: "Goodness, Mary, what a kitchen! Every pot, pan, and dish is dirty, the table looks like a jumble sale, and-it will take you all night to clean things up! What have you been doing ? Mary: Sure, ma'am, the young leddies has just been showin' me how they bile a pertator at their cookin' school." And you say that you are innocent of the charge of stealing a rooster from Mr Jones ?" asked an Arkansas judge of a meek-looking prisoner. "Yes, sir, I am innocent-as innocent as a child." You are confident that you did not steal the roosters from Mr Jones ? Yes ,sir and I can prove it." How can youu prove it ? "I can prove that I didn't steal Mr Jones's roosters, judge, because I stole two hens from Mr Graston the same night, and Jones lives five miles from Graston's." The proof is conclusive," said the judge. Discharge the prisoner." A Colonial ranchman, with large flocks of sheep of the small range variety, shipped a flock to Sydney, and did not receive enough for them to pay for freight. His broker wrote: "Your sheep falling on a poor market, we sold the carload for twenty-five pounds and paid the freight on them, which was thirty-two pounds. You therefore owe us seven pounds. Please remit." He replied: "I have no money, but I will send "(im some more sheep." At a meeting of masters. of hounds and secretaries of hunts, held at Tattersall's recently, it was stated that foxes had of late taken to killing lambs to an extent that had become alarming. An attempt to put these losses on stray cur dogs was dis- posed of by some of the speakers attesting that foxes had been detected stealing mint, evidently with a view of eating it with the lamb. Here is an advertisement from the Bromley Chronicle ':—A farmer, having established a farm in Central Africa, needs loan of E300 to £500 to purchase further improved machinery, and also to enable him to hold out until arrival of railway, three years hence. Generous interest half- yearly or yearly. Preference given to a young lady with that amount good house- keeper and accountant, and willing to come out with idea of marriage. The calf which the stock-raiser had taken the summer resident to see, surveyed his owner and the stranger with a wary eye. Er—what breed is your calf ? asked the visitor. The farmer removed a wisp of straw from his mouth and said:- This critter's father gored a justice of the peace, knocked a lighting rod agent end over end, and lifted a tramp over a picket fence, and as for his mother, she chased the whole Banbury brass band out o' town last fourth of July. If that ain't breed enough to pay six dollars for, you can leave him be. I'm not pressing him on anybody." The Earl of Warwich, at a banquet in Washington, was quizzed about the hunt- ing yarns he had swoppd with the President while dining at the White House. Oh, yes," Lord Warwick said, playfully, they were tall yarns-tall on my side, I mean. I outdid the wandering hen. A hen, you know, set out to see the world, and met a crow in a distant wood. But,' said the crow, are you not afraid, without wings, of losing your way in all this tangle ?' Afraid ? Not I,' scoffed the hen, every little while I lay an egg to guide myself back by.
THE COAL-MINING INDUSTRY AND…
THE COAL-MINING INDUSTRY AND FREE TRADE Tariff Reformers described the removal of the export coal duty as the wanton abandon- ment of a considerable revenue (about £ 2,500,000 per annum) which was wholly paid by the foreign consumers of the coal, and which was not perceptibly injurious to the owners of our coal mines nor to the workers ( therein. The assumption is very generally made, and seems justified, that a Parlia- mentary majority favourable to Tariff Reform would also be favourable to the reimposil-ioll of a coal export duty either at Is. per ton or some higher figure. It is noteworthy with re- gard to this question that Tariff Reformers abandon altogether their usual contention that a Tariff duty must be borne in part, and may be borne' wholly, by the producers of the commodity taxed. Yet if the contention be true of any competitively produced com- modity that a Tariff duty may be paid out of the producer's profit margin, such contention would seem exceptionally plausible with re- gard to coal production, which is, in practical effect, a monopoly in the hands of the most powerfully organised and harmonious bodies of employers and employed in the kingdom. y I Obviously these contradictory contentions cannot, both be true. If the tax were wholly paid by the foreign consumer, and if it were no tax upon or hindrance to coal production, then there vould be nothing to depress coal prices at hone. INCONSISTENT EXPECTATIONS. Advocates cf an export duty on coal maintain 1. That' the duty would be wholly paid by the foreign consumer, and tiicrolore would not discourage the coal output. 2. That, nevertheless, a consequential effect would be the cheapening of coal ill some degree to the home consumer. Un- questionably -his anticipation is the cause of most of the jopular support given to the pro- posed duty. it That ou: exported coal is an important aid to foreigi manufacturers, many of whom are thus einbied to compete with British manufacturer much better than they would be able to <:Ie it they had not our coal, or if they had to ]ay a tax thereupon. 4. It is irged that the total producing capacity of coalfields in this country i; limited; that within a century or two our best coalficldswill be exhausted and that rhe consequent rie in cord prices will disable this country from competing with foreign manufactures. Therefore it is contended that in the interess of our posterity we ought to discourage the exportation of coal as far as possible. OPINION !N THE COAL TRADE. Coal owners and coal workers, who are surely in the bst position to know their own interests, were practically unanimors: in their opposition to te export tax on coal; and un- questionably their organised opposition caused its reptl. Their arguments were: 1. That the ix was very unequal and un- just in its inelenee. Most of the coal ex- ported natural] goes from those mines which are closest to he seaports fro:n which the coal can be sipped abroad. Therefore the pressure of tht tax fell almost entirely upon these collieries whilst inland collieries did not feel the exort tax at all. 2. That the ix on our export coal was in- deed paid by t3 foreign consumer, especially in the begSmg, before the trade had adapted itself ( the new conditions. But on the other hanft'-ffs extra shilling of cost to the foreign contmer afterwards perceptibly discouraged his leisand for British coal, and stimulated cometition from German and Belgian collierit, which were successful in obtaining large contracts for coal supplies that would othfv.:se have been met from RI';iil, collieries 3. That this iduced demand for the out- put of collieriei engaged in, and hitherto largely depends on. the export trade, forced these at>r to sell their output com- petitively agains the produce of our inland collieries, thus owering prices and profits for both. 4. That, althovh to this extent there was a downward tenency in the prices paid by home consumers,the gain of these consumers was wholly at tl expense of a single section of the comiiiiinit--iiaiiielv, coal owners and workers. These easonably contended that it was unjust and ppressive thus to confer a benefit upon hoii coal consumers by an arti- ficial restriction af their foreign market s. Moreover, it waseertain that the benefit to home consumers could only be temporary, inasmuch as th< coal output must in due course have bei restricted proportionately to demand by t! closing of the less profit- able collieries. 5. The gain t< foreign manufacturers by the use of Britis coal is limited to the dif- ference between lIe price of the British and the price of coneting supplies from other sources. 6. For this gai such as it is. to foreign manufacturers, w have surely adequate com- pensation in the fape of the extra employment, and resulting prits yielded by the export coal trade. Takg the average of the five years 1903-7, 29 per eeut. of all the coal raised from our ines was exported. There- fore, a stoppage the exports would be stop- page of 29* perent. of our coal workers. That is, out of o total of about 1,000.000 workers employec'n our mines, 300,000'would I be thrown entire idle; thus depriving about 1,500,000 of the opulation of their liveli- hood. Bevond tl there would be the great loss of British ravay traffic in the 63,000,000 tons per annum exported coal. True, an export tax of a hilling per ton is far from being a prohibiti of exports; but the tax was, and would 1 again, a hindrance and an injury to the tra proportionate to the Bcalo of the duty. 7. Far more erious than the railway losses, however, *uld be the loss of freights to the British shping, which carries abroad nearly the wholef these 63,000.000 tons of coal. Coal freigl are the bulkiest of all our exports—thejill, it is estimated, on the average, three-folks of the total cargo-space in all our outwd-bound vessels. Were it not for the coaixports. these vesels would have trifling at unremunerative outward cargoes. Consaeutlv shipowners would be compelled to clige double freights on im- port cargoes. Serai million tQns of export coal, carried onong voyages to the East or to South Ameri. earn much more in chip I freightage thanhe pit's-mouth value of the coal itself. Bing the incidence of the coal export taxnany shipowners maintained that the effect the tax was even more in- jurious to our ipping than to the coal pro- ducers. 8. As he limitation of our British coalfields and <' duty to econc mise coal con- fiumption for tisake of our posterity, such a far-seeing ecoiny, supposing it to be our duty, is Gurelyie duty of the whole nation, mitl not a bum that should be imposed on a single indusi or section of the nation. A, present-day pperity. consequent on the free use of ouioalfields, which makes certain the well-being)f our children and grand- children, i" comparably more in accord with practicalfommon 6en.sa than a foolish endeavour tou-rogate to the present day generation sujnatural powers of prophecy and dircctlOnl8 to the well-being of de- scendants margenerritiens further removed. W. R. Y. F. T. F.
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.I THE EXCAVATIONS AT " CAERSWS.
I THE EXCAVATIONS AT CAERSWS. BY PROFESSOR R. C. BOSANQUET. Some weeks ago passengers on the Cam- brian Railway have had their curiosity aroused by strange unagricultural diggings in the rich pasture fields adjoining Caersws station, a mile beyond Moat Lane junction, on the line to Machynlleth and Aberystwyth. Few of them knew that the railway station stands on the angle of a Roman fort, or that the name of Moat Lane points to one of the best-preserved mediaeval earthworks in the kingdom. The Moat and the Caer are there for the same reason, because the fertile plain of Caersws, a meeting-place of many valleys and roads, is one of the strategic centres of Mid-Wales. The object of the excavations is to ascertain when the Ro- mans' first planted a garrison here and how long they maintained it, and in general to collect data for reconstructing the early history of Wales. They are being carried out by the Powysland Club, that fine old county archaeological society which has its headquarters at Welshpool, and by the Liverpool Committee for Excavations in Wales, formed a year and a half ago to co- oprate with local societies in work of the kind. It is too early to draw historical con- clusions from the work that has been be- gun the following summary is provis- 9 ional, and liable to modification by future discoveries. Built on gently-rising ground beside the Severn, the fort enclosed within its huge clay ramparts about eight acres-one and a half time the area of Roman Manchester and more than twice that of Melandre. The dimensions cannot be exactly given, since on two sides the outer face has not yet been found, but will probably prove to be about 660ft. by 600ft. As at Melandra, the clay rampart had a revetment of stone, and the question arises whether this formed part of the original fortification or was a later embellishment. The stone used was old red sandstone, which is not found locally, and was probably brought from a quarry near Welshpool, twenty miles away. Na- turally, the fort was used as a quarry by later builders it must have furished the quoins and arch-stones for several neigh- bouring churches. Only the scantiest traces of the facing 'remain in position outside the rampart, although the packing of red sand- stone chipping behind it is well preserved. The rampart does not show the character- istic streaked marking of a turf-wall, and consists of almost unmixed clay founded on a pitching of river cobbles. Only one angle has been examined there was no sign a stone tower, but two post-holes" were found passing right through the clay bank into the subsoil, besides doubtful traces of a horizontal sleeper," and these are thought to be part of the framing of a wooden angle-tower. Of the gates, those on north and south seem to have been obliterated by later roadways that on the west has been located, but not yet cleared that on the east will be accessible after hay harvest.. The roads within the fort, formed of river gravel, are easily traced. One, doubtless the via principalis, runs through from west to east, and north of it is a range of stone buildings, three of which are shown on the plan in its normal position at the centre of the fort is the Prtetorium, a. block masur- mg 100 Roman feet from back to front, which affords an opportunity for ingenious in-and-out digging, since it extends under the farmhouse and its gardens and out- buildings. The tenant of Pendre Farm, as well as the present owner, Mr David Davies, M.P., Llandinam, and the future owners, the Montgomery County Council, have given the excavators every facility. The back wall of the Preetorium has been traced across the farmyard, and within a few yards cf the back door a deep cellar or Availed pit has been opened out—undoubt- edly the strong room under the floor of the Sanctuary of the Standards." A few years ago a similar chamber was discovered by Professor Garsthng at Brough in Derby- shire, and there are several examples in Northumberland. Large sums were deposi- ted by Roman soldiers in a saving bank, of which the standard-bearer of each corps was the treasurer there could be no safer place than a vault under the regimental chapel, which was always situated in the inner court of the headquarters building. Three moulded fragments may be parts of altars set up here in honour of the stand- ards and of the Emperor. The cellar also yielded a fine series of box-shaped flue-tiles and of stone roofing slates. The other buildings are a typical storehouse and granary with external buttresses, like one which was recently explored by the Man- chester Classical Association at Ribchester and a block with a frontage of 55 feet which lies west of the Preetorium. The lat- ter promises to be rich in minor finds the handle of a bronze strainer, of a type'that occurs at Pompeii, and pieces of delicate pillar-moulded glass have been found in it. The Samian pottery found here and elsewhere in the fort includes several first- century pieces, but it would be premature at this stage to discuss the date of the occupation. The work is being superin- tended by Professor R. C. Bosanquet, Mr J.. Eyre Evans, and Dr E. R. Rees, with help from Liverpool and Aberystwyth students.
t I shot an arrow into the air, it fell in the distance, I knew not where, till a neigh- bour said it killed his calf, anrl T 1-mrl to "A. pay a quid and a half. I bought some poison to slay some rats, and a neighbour swore that it killed his cats and, rather than argue across the fence, I paid for each one eighteen pence. One night I set sail- ing a toy balloon, and hoped it would soar till it reached the moon but the candle fell out on a farmer's straw, and he said I must settle or go to law. An Irish gentleman had a splendid- looking cow, but she kicked so much that it took a very long time, and was nearly im- possible, to milk her so he sent her to a fair to be sold, and told his herd to be sure not to sell her without her faults. He brought home a large price, which he had got for her. His master was surprised, and said: "Are you sure you told all about her?" Bedad, I did, sir!" said the herd. He asked me whether she was a good milker ? c Begorra, sir,' says I, it's what you'd be tired milking her!
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