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TRAINING THE COLT. j
TRAINING THE COLT. When a colt is trained alone you have more of its attention than can be had otherwise. Every attempt should be made to impress upon his mind that a certain signal means a certain action, and not allow that action to become confused with another signal. A very common mistake is to attempt to train a horse to do too many things at a time. No horse, and but few people can comprehend more than one thing at a time. If my many years of experience taught me anything at all it is this fact: a horse can get but one idea at a time. An idea may be more simple than is commonly expected. It is one thing for a colt to get the idea that Get up I means to go, and that another thing to learn that Whoa means to stand. Each of these commands should be taught separately, and so thoroughly drilled into the colt that whatever accident might happen the word Whoa! would be associated with the act of standing, and that stand it must. These commands should be taught, and can be taught, more easily and comprehendingly before attempting to hitch the horse.
REMEDIES. Viscount Helmsley's Committee say the War Office must co-operate as it has never done before it must purchase horses at three years of age, and not a year later, when the breeder must sell at a loss if he is to accept the War Office maximum the authorities must continue to get into touch with breeders there should be more facilities far breeders to acquire mares: there should be free nominations for approved mares to approved sires; while stallions should be bought and placed in greater numbers than hitherto, being registered and placed with breeders on a loan-purchase system. By the term light-horses it will be understood that reference is made only to those belonging to the Hunter type and those animals which are bred on polo lines, but which grow above the height of 14.2. High-class hunters and polo ponies fetch high prices, but they are the exception. The vast majority are difficult to place in the market, for which reason it is not easy to breed to a profit. However, they are the very animals required for War Office pur- poses. TAR BRANDING OF SHEEP. The practice of branding sheep with hot tar is one which frequently results in damage to the wool, says a writer in the November Journal of the Board of Agriculture. When the sheep are branded in the early stages of the growth of the fleece, the marking material, whether tar or pitch, becomes nearly worn off by the time the fleece comes to maturity, and no very appreciable harm is done to the wool. Flockmasters, however, frequently mark their sheep with tar and paint late in the seasoa, and then, when the wool comes into the hands of the woalsorter, the tar and paint marks have to be clipped off. This enters into the calculations of the buyer, and a higher price is paid for clean fleeces. The Chairman of the Home Wool Buyers' Association estimated that the loss in this way is about loz. per fleece, which represents a material item on a large quantity of wool. It is therefore to the advantage of the farmer to see that the branding is done at an early stage in order to avoid depreciation in the fleece. The tar, if used at all, should be used very sparingly. A serious matter ia this connection is the risk that the iron and the tar with which the branding is done may be made too hot, and penetrate through the wool to the skin, causing severe suffering to the sheep, and at the same time destroying the value of the skin for tan- ning purposes. The inquiries which the Board have made lead them to believe that this only occurs in a limited number of cases through gross carelessness, but it is a point which farmers would do well to bear in mind. In some districts of Scotland sheep are some- times branded with a hot iron across the nose or cheek. This is a cruel practice which should be discontinued. Efforts have been made to find a dye or other mixture which could be used in place of tar, but no satisfactory substitute, other than paint, has so far been discovered.
A York Clergyman Advises Veno's Lightning Cough Cure FOR ALL BRONCHIAL TROUBLES. Safe for the youngest child. The Rov T Ainsworth Brode, B.A., L.L.D,, St. John's Vicarage, York, writes:—"I can con- scientiously recommend Veno's Lightning Cough Cure for all affections of the bronchial organs." Veno's Lightning Cough Cure is now the stand- ard remedy for coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, children's coughs, and chronic chest and lung troubles. Ask for Veno's Lightning Cough Cure, price 9id, 1/U and 2/9 of all chemists.
A WRINKLE IN PIG RAISING.
A WRINKLE IN PIG RAISING. Who has not noticed the wonderful difference in the rapidity of growth and thriving propen- sity of young broods of pigs ? This difference is caused, of course, by the various milk yield- ing powers of the sows, and these are not usually studied, as they ought to be. Those powers are not as capable of development as those of the cow by means of breeding and selection, whilst appropriate diet will also have a very great effect. An Indiana farmer writes :—" What I want to do, and what all pig-raisers should do is to make milk-producing machines of their sows. Milk is the best and most natural pig-forcer, if we can judge by the three or four pigs of each litter that secure the best nipples. I have 27 sows with 179 pigs from one to five weeks old. The sows receive the first two weeks after farrowing two or three ears of corn (maize) each, three times a day, with one or two hours on fresh grass. After two weeks the maize is increased to four ears per day, with the addition of a large bucket of shorts or bran slops. The sows are
The Lords throw out the Budget which provided Money for Old-Age Pensions in Montgomeryshire.
driven in several times each day to give all the pigs a chance to nurse, as not all will follow at first or if the wind blows cold." I think we have a lesson here in taking pains with the details of management, especially for those in this country who make a speciality of the production of small pork. By securing good and abundant sucklers the piglings are pushed forward and are soon ready for market, The trouble of driving the sows out and in again several times a day most be considerable, and it is suggested that each sow might have its own separate plot of ground adjoining the pen. In this country I feel assured that we should do well to regard the pig far more as a grazing animal than we have done hitherto, both on the ground of economy of food and considerations of health.
Llanfair Joins Newtown.
Llanfair Joins Newtown. Llanfair joins us in Newtown in the unqualified good opinions which are continually being ex- pressed by our townspeople in the columns ot the local press. Mrs E. Edwards, whose address is Rose Cottage, Llanfair, near Welsbpool, says: I have to thank Doan's backache kidney pills for being restored to health. For three years I have been subject to revere pains in the back and head; they were a source of continual anxiety to me as they pre- vented me from attending to my work. I also suffered with a general feeling of depression and lassitude, and my work became a burden to me. I could only move about with difficulty, and was often sick and retching, sometimes for days together. Many remedies I tried did not seem to do me any good, except Doan's backache kidney pills. I soon found myself getting better when I started using these pills; the headaches were less fre- quent, and the pains in my back were going. I was able to get about again with ease and com- fort. I am glad to give this testimony, for I feel that I have received real and lasting benefit from Doan's backache kidney pills. (Signed) Elizabeth Edwards." Doan's backache kidney pills are two shillings and ninepenoe per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence. Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster- McClellan Co., 8, Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mrs Edwards had.
♦ PRESERVATION OF POULTRY…
♦ PRESERVATION OF POULTRY HOUSES. Houses for poultry are an expensive item of equipment, and the object should be to give them as long a period of usefulness as possible. Neglect in this respect means ultimate loss. What we desire is to make the wood of which they are built as impervious to atmospheric action as possible, so that disintegration may be retarded. Upon this important point the Poultry World' says "Great care should be taken to see that
WOMEN WITH NERVES.
WOMEN WITH NERVES. Nervous exhaustion," nervous debility," nervous anxiety," nervous depression nervous forebodings,"—all are summed-up now- a-days by the one word nerves." What woman does not suffer at times from "nerves"? Some women-many of them could not tell you why—are ALWAYS victims of nervous disorders manifested in some form or other. "Nervous irritability" sums up these cages rather comprehensively. Over anxiety over really trivial matters, "crying spells," short- temper-now often a woman suffers thus when the simple righting of her nerves would banish them completely Are you such a sufferer ? Then why not try the effect of juet one bottle of that "Delicious Wine Tonic and Marvellous Restorative," Hall's Wine ? It will soothe the nerves IMMEDIATELY. The very first wineglassful proves that! And a single bottle may be all that you need. Hall's Wine creates a new appetite; aids the assimilation of food; insures sound sleep; calm, happy days. Will you try one bottle and SEE FOR YOURSELF ? What a relief it would be, to be sure The NEW SIZE, EXTRA-LARGE 3/6 bottle, can be had of your wine merchant or licenced chemist or grocer. Would not to-day be a good day to try ?
Not for everything —just for the nerves and the blood- Hall's Wine
every piece of wooa usea in its construction is I coated with some good wood preservative, not only before building, but also when bailt. The most common of wood preservatives are paint, pitch, and creosote oil. Oil paint has its chief drawback owing to a tendency to blister after being applied several times. Pitch, too, owing to its great thickness, should not be used in its raw state. Creosote is much too thin to be recommended as a wood preservative, but can be used to coat all kinds of woodwork previous to building. A mixture of creosote and pitch at the rate of 2t lb of pitch to one gallon of creosote oil makes a capital coating, which should always be applied hot. The addition of pitch to creosote creates body to the coating, just in the same manner as lead does to oil. No very great difficulty need be experienced
Tories go to the Commons to surrender its Rights to the Lords.
HELPS IN DUCK-RAISING.
HELPS IN DUCK-RAISING. A successful breeder of ducks states that he has secured the best results by allowing his hens to mother the ducklings, but the eggs should be sprinkled or dipped in tepid water about once in four days, when the hen is absent from the nest. When the eggs are placed under the duck it is not essential that they be sprinkled or dipped in water. As soon as the ducklings are hatched the hen had better be given a coop in a dry place, and the young ducklings furnished with a small shallow pan of water, which should be changed frequently. Oatmeal is the best food for the ducklings for the first two weeks. It is best to boil it and then allow it to cool before feeding. There is no better feed for young ducks than bits of food from the kitchen. Nothing will make a more savoury feed for the little duck than to take a spade and dig up a small plot of ground in a damp place, and allow them to gather the worms and insects that are turned up. Ducks can be raised in almost any poultry yard, but in order to make them profitable they will require more care than the chickens, and the breeding is attended with more expense in a yard that is not supplied with running water than where it has such a con- venience. To raise the best and most vigorous ducks the males should not be related to the females, and one drake should be kept for every two or three duoks. After hatching, keep in their pens until the dews are off and during cold storms and heavy rains.
In 1894. Lord Rosebery asked-" Will you be governed by the House of Lords, or by your- selves P That is the Question To-day I
MOTTLED OR STREAKY BUTTER.
MOTTLED OR STREAKY BUTTER. This is a very common fault. There are two distinct kinds of streaks in butter-viz., caseous streaks, always readily recognised by the streaks themselves being much whiter in colour than the butter itself, and dark streaks, caused by the uneven distribution of the salt and subsequent insufficient working. Both streaks of this nature give the butter a mottled appearance, and are very objection- able from a market point of view, such butter usually realising a very much lower price than if no streaks were present. Butter containing caseous streaks should always be looked upon with suspicion from a keepipg point of view, so we will enumerate some of the causes which produce these streaks: (1) Neglect to frequently stir the cream, especially when mixing different creams together, thus causing uneven ripening. (2) Exposing cream to direct sunlight. (3) Churn- ing at a high temperature, and subsequently using the first washing water at too low a tem- perature. (4) Neglect to remove the butter- milk from the butter by insufficient washing. (5) Neglect to strain the cream, especially if same is thin and over-ripe, as such cream usually contains caseous lumps or curds, which, if not removed, are bound to appear in the resulting butter in the form of white specks. Another reason for straining cream, apart from removing extraneous matter, is the breaking up of any lumps which may be in the cream, and if churned in this state, not only cause a loss in the butter yielded, but also cause unevenness in colour.
"The Only Champion."
"The Only Champion." At a meeting of the Montgomeryshire Conserva- tive Association, held at Welabpool on Monday, Colonel Pryce-Jones was unanimously adopted the Tory candidate for the Boroughs. Mr J. Marshall Dugdale said the Colonel was the only champion of their cause they could think of, and they felt confident he would win this time.
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On Wednesday, December 7, for 2, 3, or 4 Days. J^XCTJRSIOLSR TICKETS Will be Issued TO LONDON (EUSTOH), FROM NEWTOWN, MONTGOMERY, &c. SATURDAY TO MONDAY CHEAP TICKETS TO LONDON. EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CHEAP RETURN TICKETS, AT A SINGLE FARE AND A QUARTER for the Double Journey will be Issued TO LONDON. At all Stations on Cambrian Railways. Available by any Ordinary Train Outward on Saturdays, Return following Sunday or Monday. FOOTBALL & HOCKEY PARTIES. QPECIAL EXCURSION FACILITIES are offered to the above Parties (Minimum 10 Passengers), and the Secretaries are invited to communicate with the Traffic Manager for full particulars. FOOTBALL MATCHES, DECEMBER, 1910. AT GOODISON PABK: EVERTON v. OLDHAM ATHLETIC December 10th EVERTON v. BRISTOL CITY December 24th EVERTON v. LIVERPOOL December 29th EVERTON v. MIDDLES BOROUGH December 31st AT ANFIELD ROAD: LIVERPOOL v. SHEFFIELD UNITED December 17th AT MANCHESTER: MANCHESTER CITY v. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY December 10th MANCHESTER CITY v. NEWCASTLE UNITED December 24th MANCHESTER CITY v. PRESTON NORTH END December 31st MANCHESTER UNITED v. ASTON VILLA December 17th DAY EXCURSION TICKETS TO LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER, From NEWTOWN on these Dates. EVERY MONDAY, THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY DURING DECEMBER, and Until Further Notice, DAY EXCURSION TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER From NEWTOWN by 6-57 a.m. Train. Third Class Return Fare, 4/9. EVERY THURSDAY & SATURDAY DURING DECEMBER And until Further Notice, DAY EXCURSION TICKETS Will be Issued to l: WOLVERHAMPTON and BIRMINGHAM, LEAVING NEWTOWN at 8-25 a.m. Third Class Fares for the Double Journey to Wolverhampton, 3/9. To Birmingham, 4/3. Full Particulars of the above Excursions can be had at the Stations CHAS. L. CONACHER. Oswestry December, 1910. Traffic Manager. DEATH TO RATS with RODINE Rat Poison. Makes a clean Oct. 11th, 1910. sweep in one night Dead vermin dry up. 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Price 6d., Is., 28. 3d., and 3s. 8d. Postage 2d. G. W. HARRISON, Chemist. Reading. Sold by Chemists. it Agents:—For NIWTOWK, Andrew Breese; WELSBPOOL, W. Bishop; MONTGOMERY, A. Thomas, Borough & County Supply Stores LLANIDLOK8, R Hughes; MACHYNLLETH, F. Roes. All Chemists. 4 CROEN IACH A GWAED CROEN IACH A GWAED PUR.—Dyna yr hyn y mat y "Sarzine Blood Mix- ture" yn ei sicrhau, a dim Nid yw yn honi gwella pob peth, fel yr Yankee Patent Medicines; ond os blinir chwi gan groen afiach, ysfa, pim- pies, toriad allan, scurvy, doluriau, penddynod,&c., yn tarddu o waed drwg acammhur,mynwch bote- laid o "Sarzine Blood Mixture," gan y Drug- ^gEr gist nesaf atoch, Is. 14c. a 2s. 6c. y botel, neu gyda 3c. at y cludiad yn chwanegol, oddi wrth y Perchenog. I HUGH DAVIES, Chemist, Machynlleth. TTTTTTTTTTTTTT You Can Fly W. from the gloomy and lowspmted condition caused by irregularities of the digestive organs* to a state of good health and physical well-being. 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THE GOVERNMENT AND HORSE BREEDING.
THE GOVERNMENT AND HORSE BREEDING. After many years of strenuous prodding and agitation, says the 'Daily Telegraph,' the Government are at last going to do something to stem the decline of light horse breeding in this country. It was recently announced that with this object in view, the sum of between iC40,000 and R50,000 will annually be voted for the purpose. The money will be forthcoming from the fand created by the Development Act, and will, no doubt, be administered by the Board of Agriculture, acting in conjunction with a number of recognised authorities. Not only should it stem the decline; it should bring about a much desired improvement, such as would be consonant with the nation's prestige as the best horse-breeding nation in the world. The precise nature of the scheme
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A Tax on Food and Clothing is equal to a Reduction of Wages.
The Question of Health.
The Question of Health. The question of health is a matter which is sure to concern us at one time or another, especially when Influenza is so prevalent as it is just now so it is well to know what to take to ward off an attack of this most weakening disease, this epi- demic catarrh or cold of an aggravating kind, to combat it whilst under its baneful influence, and particularly after an attack, for then the system is so lowered as to be liable to the most dangerous of complaints. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is acknowl- edged by all who have given it a fair trial to be the most specific remedy dealing with Influenza in all its various stages, being a preparation skilfully prepared with Quinine and accompanied with other blood purify- ing and enriching agents, suitable for the liver ,digestion, and all those ailments re- quiring tonic strengthening and nerve in- creasing properties. It is invaluable for those suffering from colds, pneumonia, or any serious illness, or prostration caused by sleeplessness or worry of any kind, when the body has a general feeling of weakness and lassitude. Send for a copy of the pamphlet of testimonials, which carefully read and consider well, then buy a bottle (sold in two sizes, 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d) at your nearest Chemist or Stores. But when purchasing see that the name Gwilym Evans is on the label, stamp, and bottle, for without which none are genuine. Sole Proprietors:—Quinine Bitters Manufactur- ing Company, Limited, Llanelly, South Wales.
in heating, for almost everybody has a washing boiler, which should be partly filled with water, then the bucket or pail containing pitch and creosote placed in, and a fire made in fire-holes and all danger as to catching fire will be removed. During the time the preparation is being heated all useless material lying about the fowlhouse should be removed, or the inside of the fowlhouse can be lime-washed. For tarring a tar brush is easily obtainable, which should have a stail, or stick, about 4ft long, and if care is taken no fear of damaging the clothes or hands need be feared. Creosote oil can be had at most Council yards, gasworks, and tar distillers throughout the country, and is usually sold retail at 6d per gallon in small quantities, but can be had in from 10-gallon drums at about 4Jd per gallon, up to 40-gallon barrells at 3d per gallon. No higher-priced creosote contains any better quality even if sold at Is per gallon.
THE GOVERNMENT AND HORSE BREEDING.
of administration is, it is understood, under consideration at the present time, though there is good reason to believe that the suggestions of Viscount Helmsley's Horse Supply Commit- tee have, in main, been favourably received, and should in that case be made the basis of the Board of Agriculture's operations. THE EXPORT TRADE. No one needs to be told at this time of day that the main cause of the decrease is the general adoption of the automobile. In partic- ular it has closed the market for misfits. There are other causes such as the fact that the majority of farmers can no longer afford to hunt, and, therefore, in the absence of any inducement, and very often in the absence of facilities either for acquiring brood mares or getting them served by suitable stallions, they have lost interest in light-horse breeding. It is satisfactory to notice that the proposal to put restrictive charges on all animals exported is disapproved. The fact is undeniable that the foreigners are steadily buying up our best mares for their own remount depots. Never- theless, the barring of the foreign buyer would result in the industry being reduced to far worst straits than it is in to-day. Many breeders would have do option then but to dis- continue breeding for their best customer. During the Dublin Horse Show last August the activity of the foreigners was evident to all observers, and the exaggeration given to it in certain quarters was not at all to the liking of the Irish breeders and dealers. What is the alternative remedy for keeping those better olass horses in the country which at present find their way abroad ?