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Medical. A CARD. BEVEEEND JOSEPH HOLMES' •" iL improved Mexican Prescription, as discovered in the hot table lands of Old Mexico, is a guaranteed cure to all those who suffer from the errors and indis- cretions of youth, nervous weakness, physical ex- haustion and early decay. To introduce it into England, the Mexican Prescription will be sent, free of charge, upmi receipt of a self .addressed stamped envelope. Only addressJOSEPH HOLMES' Eemedy Co • Sloomsbury Mansions, Bloomabary Square, ondon, Engird, Mention this paper. c!3
NEW WELLS. BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The Sunday school anniver. sary was held in ttie above place on Sunday, July 24th. The weather was all that could be desired, and both the afternoon and evening meetings were largely attended, great numbers failing to gain admittance in the evening. Everything passed off very satisfactorily, the recitations and dialogues being given in excellent style, under the superintendence of Mr Edward Woolley, High- street, Newtown, who filled his place with his usual ability. Mr R, Jones, Aberbechan, conducted the singing, for which he deserves, with those who assisted, the best thanks of the church. Mr J. E. Jones, Cwmdockin, presided at the harmonium. The afternoon meeting opened by singing an hymn. The following excellent programme was gone through:— Recitation, 8th chapter of Matthew, Percy Snead; prayer by Mr Woolley singing 327 Sankey recita- tion, 'Where is your boy to-night?' Willie Powell; reci'ation, J. Pryce singing 760 Sankey recitation, God is good,' Bertha Ellis; dialogue, The two Sabbaths, Jennie Williams and M. Gwilt; singing 311 Sankey; recitation, Lizzy Lewis; singing 211 Sankey; recitation, Don't you know the Lord,' Nellie White address by Mr Woolley singing 329 Sankey; recitation, The heap of hay,' Nellie White; anthem, 'Give unto the Lord,' Choir. The evening meeting commenced by the singing of an hymn. The following programme was also given:- Recitation, 55th chapter Isaiah, Percy Snead; prayer by Mr B. Kinsey; singing hymn; dialogue, The joys of heaven,' P. Roberts, J. Davies, and J. Roberts recitation, 'He never says good-bye,' P. Snead; singing 310 Sankey; dialogue, 'Providence.' A. Bebb and J. Williams; solo, 'The hand-writing on the wall,' Mr W. White recitation, Jeus shall come,' P. Snead; singing 329 Sankey dialogue, 'The beautiful city,' Jennie Williams, Lucy Reese, and Polly Gwilt; anthem, Sin ye Jehovah's praises closing address by Jennie Roberts; anthem, Exalt Him, all ye people' The collections were good, in excess of former years, for which the church wish to tender the warmest thanks to those who contributed, and to those who showed their hospitality in entertaining the strangers and last, but not least, to Mr E. Woolley for his services.
MARKETS. NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY.—Wheat Os Od to 08 Od; now wheat, 16s Od to 08 Od per 240 The barley, 4s 6d to 5s Od per 701bs oats, 18s Od to 20a per 2201bs; eggs, 13 for a Is; butter, Od to Is Od per lb; fowls, 4s Od to 4s 6d per couple; ducks, 5a Od to 63 Od per couple geese, Os Od to 08 Od turkeys, Os Od to Os Od each potatoes, per cwt, 3s Od beef, 7d to 8d per lb mutton, 8d to 9d per lb; pork, 5d to 6d per lb. lamb, 9d to lOd per lb. new potatoes, Id. and lid. per lb. WELSHPOOL GENERAL, MONDAY.—Wheat, 4s 9d to 5s Od per 751bs; barley, 0s Od to 0s Od per 751bs; oats 14s Od to 16s 6d eggs, 00 to 14 for a Is; butter, Is Od to Od per lb fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple; ducks, 4 Od to 5s Cd couple geese, Os. SHREWSBURY GENERAL, SATURDAY AND WEDNES- DAY.—Butter, Is Id to Is 3d per lb; eggs, 10 to 12 for Is fowls, 33 6d to 4s 6d per couple; ducks, 430d to 5s 6d couple; geese, Os to Os each turkeys, Os to Os Od each rabbits, 2s Od to 2s 3d per couple; pigeons Is Od to Os Od per couple potatoes, 2s 6d to 3s Od per cwt; cabbages, Os 9d to Is 3d per dozen broccoli, 2s 3d to 2s 6d per dozen parsnips, Os Od to Os Od per ewt; carrots, Os Od to Os Od per cwt; apples, Od to Od per qr peas, Is Od to Is 6d per peck gooseberries, 2d to 3d per quart; strawberries, 4d to 6d per quart; rasp- berries, 4d to 6d per quart; cherries, 4d to 6d per lb. new potatoes, Is 8d to 28 Od per 2)lbs. OSWESTRY CORN AND GENERAL, WEDNESDAY.— Fresh butter, Is Id to Is 2d per lb eggs, 13 to 13 for Is; fowls, 4s Od to 5s Od per Couple; ducks, 5s Gdto (5s Od per couple; geese, Os Od to Os each rabbits, 2s 4d to 2s 6d per couple new potatoes, 4s 6d to 5s Od per cwt; white wheat, 5s Od to 5s 4d per 751bs new, Os Od to Os Od; red wheat, 4s 8d to 5s Od new, Os Od to Os Od malting barley, 18s Od to 20s Od per 2801bs; oats, 15a Od to 18s 6d per 200lbs. BIRMINGHAM CORN; THURSDAY.—English wheat in good supply, and Id. per bushel lower; foreigh ditto quiet, favouring buyers. Barley, maize, and oats without change. Belins, 3d. dearer. MANCHESTER CORN, THURSDAY.—The trade during the week has been characterised by consider- able firmness in some cases more money asked for. With an average attendance, a fair business resulted. Wheat, both English and foreign, repeated previous quotations. Flour unchanged. Oats against sellers. Beans 3d per quarter dearer. Canadian peas, 5s lid per centai. Maize (American) strongly held, but prime quality exhausted; ditto (River Plate) in de-i mand, at an advance of 2d to 3d per cental since last Thursday. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, THURSDAY. -Trade very quiet ;good supply. Beef, 5id to 7d; mutton, 6d to 74d—per lb. Bacon pigs, 10s 6d to 10s IOd; sows, 8s Od to 8s 6d-per score. BRADFORD WOOL, THURSDAY.—Our market was again quiet and without spirit, the difficulties of two large firms, and the crop of rumours to which these have given rise, having a very depressing effect. Purchases all round were limited to immediate re- quirements, at the low rates recently current.
ADVICE TO MOTHERS.—Are you broken in your rest by a sick child Buffering with the pain of cutting teeth ? Go at once to a chemist and get a bottle of MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. It will re llieve the poor sufferer immediately. It is perfectly harmless and pleasant to taste, it produces natural, quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes aa bright as a button." It soothes the child, it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulate the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other causes. Mrs. Win-1 Blow's Soothing Syrup is sold by Medicine dealers everywhere at la. lifd. per bottle A 026 WHY DO YOU SUFFER? WHY DO YOU SUFFER P GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS Contains something needed by MEN who suffef from COLDS. GWILYM EVANS' BITTERS Contains something needed by MEN who saffetf from HEARTBURN. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS Contains something needed by WOMEN who auffer from LANGOUR. GWILYM EVANS' BITTERS Contains something needed by WomEx who suffer from FLATULENCE. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS Contains something needed by CHILDREN Who are NERVOUS or FRETFUL. GWILYM EVANS' BITTERS Contains something needed by CHILDREN who suffered from WEAKNESS. DO YOU NEED IT DO YOU NEED IT? TESTIMONIALS. 9, Parker-street, Liverpool, May 21st, 1889. GWILYM Dear Sir,—Several of ourfriends who tried your Quinine Bitters have ex- EVANS' pressed themselves benefitted, and one, Mr John Jones, 39, Geraint Street, BITTERS. Liverpool, who was in a very low state of health, and suffered with cramps in the stomach, and had Neuralgia very badly, with swollen face, said to me A few days ago, I never felt in better trim for work than I do now after talripgf QUININE that bottle of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters," and certainly he looked much BITTERS. better.—Yours faithfully, GEO. YEADON, Hon. Sec., St. Stephen's Exhibition. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. f At this season of tho yearTio one BEST should be without GWILYM EVANS* QUININE BITTERS. A course taken REMEDY now will be invaluable in giving tone to the system, new live to the blood- OF THE and in bracing the nerves. Avoid imitations. See the llama on the stamp. AGE. label, and bottle. In bottles at 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. each. Sold by til Phamistg PROPRIETORS :— QUININE BITTERS CO., J" LANELLY American Depot—Mr R. D. WILLIAMS, Plymouth, Pa. c675 —————-———————————————————————- ( Warranted to REMOVE CORNS BY THE ROOTS when other remedies fail. Can be easily applied, worn with tightest boot, and positively cures in ft week. No cutting required. Thousands of testi- monials free, or Is. bottle sent for 14 stamps by CHAVE & JACKSON, Chemists, Hereford. Rejuse Imitations. G. E. DAVIES, Chemist, bl60 Broad-street, Welshpool. ONE BOX OF CLARKE'S B 41 PILLS is warranted to cure all discharges from the Urinary Organs, in either sex, acquired or constitu- tional, Gravel and Pains in the back. Sold in Boxes, 4s. 6d. each, by all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors or sent to any address for 60 stamps by the Makers, "THE LINCOLN & MIDLAND COUNTIES DRUG COMPANY," Lincoln. Wholesale Agents: BARCLAY & SONS, London, and all the Wholesale Houses. THE LINCOLN & MIDLAND COUNTIES' DErra COMPANY," Lincoln. 016 For Brightest Designs ':N PAPER HANGINGS See the New Pattern Books of PHILLIPS & SON. 19, Broad Street, NEWTOWN. 0 ICI Impurity of the Blood.—Enfeebled Existence. This medicine embraces every attribute required in a general and domestic remedy. In obstruction or c ingestions of the liver, lungs. bowels, or any other organs, t:¿e Pills are especi- ally serviceable snd eminently successful They should be kept in readiness in every family, being a medicine of incomparable utility for young persons, partkula.'ly to those of feeble con- stitu tions. Biliousness, Losa of Appetite, Head- ache, and Lowncss of Spirits. These Pills effect a truly wonderful change in debilitated constitutions, as they create a healfhy appetite, correct indiges- tion, remove excess of bile, giddiness, headache, and palpitation of the heart. Mothers and Daughters. If there is one thing more than another for which these Pills are famous it is their purifying properties, especially their power of cleansing the blood from all impurities, removing dan- gerous congestions, and renewing suspended secretions. (nver- sally adopted as the one grand remedy for female complaints, these Pills never fail, never weaken the system, and always bring about what is required. JndigestioR; Stomach, and Liver Complaints," Persons sufik;'lrif from any borders of the liver, stomach, or other organs of digestion, should have immediate recourse to these Pills, as there is 10 medicine kn"n that acts un these particular complaints witÍ: ,U.1 certain success. Nervous Debility; Persons who fee! weak, low, find nervous, may felt assured some serious ailment is looming in the distance, against which instant action should be taken. These renowned Pills present the ready means of excitin,, energetic ac ion on the liver, liberat- ing accumulated bile, and lIfting at once a load from the spirits and expelling a poison from the body. Hollowa/s Pills are the best remedy knenon in the world for the following diseases Ague | Headache Stone and Gravel Asthma Indigestion Secondary Sympoo Bilious Complaints Liver Complaints toms. Blotches on the Skin Lumbago Tic-Dclcreux Bowel Complaints Piles TJlcers Debility Rheumatism Venereal Affections Dropsy Retention of Urine Worms of all kkids Female Irregulari- Scrofula, or King's Weakness from ties F.vil whatever causey Fevers of all kinds Sore Throats &c., &c., out Sold at Professor HOLLOW A y's Establishment, 78, New Oxford St. (late 533, Oxford St.), London;. also by nearly every respectable Vendor of Medicine throughout the Civilised World, in Boxes and Pots, at is. ijd., 2s. 4s. 6d., IlS" 22s. and 33s. each. Full printed directions are affixed to each Pot and Box, and can be had in any language. IT.B.—Advice Gratis, at the above address, between the hour* of XI ft&d 4, or by '1
MONET, MONEY. MONET. ) £ 5 to £ 5,000. ADVANCES made to responsible persons, male and female (nil claseen), from 1 to 10 years, on Bills alone, own -ignature, and without publicity or njurious enquiries, on the following terms upon approved Promissory Notes, viz., a- follows :— Advance £ 10—12 monthly repayments RI 15 0 Qrtly R5 5 0 iC50 „ „ £ 17 6 „ £ 13 2 6 „ £ 100 „ „ £ S 15 0 „ £ 28 5 0 LARGER AilOUXTS in the same proportion. Advances also made noon Furi.iturr, Trade and Farm Stocks, &c., Life Po icies :Jlld Reversions. No sureties required and without Bill of Sale. Personal visit invited, or write for full particulars gratis to the actual lender. AUG. FIS4KH, lU, FINSBURY CIRCUS, LONDON, E.C. (Close to Broad Street and Liverpool St. Stations). Established 10 years. cG74 WANTEDS.—The surest means open to em- ployers who want trade and Domestic Servants, and Servants who want situations, is to advertise in the MONTGOMERYSHIRE EXPRESS AND RADNOR TIMES, the household newspaper for the two counties, passed from family to family. Ran BENSON'S IMPROVED AM =Ab KEYLESS WATCHES Are not liable to failure. They possess Extra Strength, Greater Freedom from Accidents, And Reduced Cost of Repair in case of breakage, As they are Interchangeable throughout. They are the Beat Value, the Strongest, most Durable and Finest Timekeepers ever made. TESTIMONIALS FROM THOUSANDS of Owners now using them in all parts of the world. BENSON'S KEYLESS "BANK" WATCH THE CHEAPEST, STRONGEST, AND BEST B6 ENGLISH KEYLESS WATCH ever made. Silver Cases Silver Cases A Very Neat and Elegant Watch for Gentleman't ^pear. Best London make throughout, Three-quarter Plate English Lever, Large Chronometer Balance, Jewelled in Rubies, Extra Strong Keyless Action, Each part Interchangeable. An Exact Timekeeper and the Best Value in Key- less Watches in the Market. THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN SOLD, and we daily receive from their owners, in all parts of the world, accounts of their splendid performance. Price £ 5, in Extra Strength Sterling Silver Crystal Glass Cases. Engine turned, or plain polished. Performance warranted. Seat free at our risk to all parts of the world. BENSONS SPECIAL MAKE" LADIES' KEYLESS LEVER WATCH In Silver Cases In Gold Casea The most Elegant and prettiest Watch yet made for Ladies' wear, as well as being a thoroughly good Timekeeper. Three-quarter Plate Lever, with Compound Balance, Ruby jewelled in 13 actions, E)\m Strong Keyless work, each part Interchaneeabie throughout. Price £ 10 in Massive 18et. Gold Cases, Hunting, Half-Hunting; or Crystal Glass, rienlv engraved or plain polished. Monogram Engraved Free. In Silver Cases, BE. THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN SOLD. Performance warranted. Sent free aad at oar risk to all parts of the world. For fuller description of these two Watches, see the new IHiksirated book sent pout free. Will send any of the above Watches, together with Warranty for correct performance, to any part of the world free and at his risk, on receipt oi P.O.O., payable at G.P.O., Bank Draft, or Cash. BSNSON'S CLOCKS for tlio honse, of every kind, in great variu;y and of the newest designs, from zi t 09500. The largest and newest stock in London. Presentation Committees invited to send for photographs. BE NSON'S CHURCH & TURRET CLOCKS Estimates and advice free. Just completed the Great Clocks for Portsmouth Town Hall, Ashton- nnJer-Lyne Parish Church, Faversham Church. Trowbridge Town Hall, Lockerbie Town Hall, &e. &c. BENSON'S STA3LE AND FACTORY CLOCKS. Silent, v;i."»: Striking, £ '0. Best quality, with brass wheels, steei pinions, 2ft. 6in dial, v,-ith all needful lines, weights, Jtc. BENSON'S Turret Clock Factory is the largest in the City of London, and oniy the best quality is made. BSNSOSTS JEWELLERY and CHAINS in line Gems or Plain Gold of best London make. Many thousands of noveltios at manufacturers' prices. The Largest and Newest Stock in Loadon. Selections sent to the Country on receipt of a reference. 'DENSON S ENGAGEMENT RINGS, of special and exclusive design- in endless variety, set with the finest selected Gems, and of best London make. "Speciality" Brilliant Rings, at jE5, jSlO, acd £ 20; Selections free on receipt of reference. BENSON'S PAMPHLET, the largest and best of its kind, cortaining over M) pages of Prices and Illustrations f every class of WATCH from B2 2s. to £ 500. CLOCKS, CHAINS, JEWELLERY, PLATE, and TUT! uKT CLOCKS, new edition just gut, sent post free on application to Steam Factory-Is fcho only one of its kind ia London. Visitors to town are invited to view both Factory and Show I! which contain the Largest and Best Stock in Lor Ion, at the Lowest Prices for Cash. Estab. 1'74Q. H. M. THE QU 'k' r. Fl HIL Y, E The ADMIRALTY, WAf? (it INDIA OFFICE ere I THE STEA '■* P, Y, 62 & 64, LUL E HILL, Norton Hoiisp, T/i ivage Yard, an 1 1 2 28, Royal d House, I TTTATCI Agen- VV. cies which were origi > :r. and form p, cor ic. l ull par* ticolars pi THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER & RESTORER. The cleaneing- and clearing of the blood from all impurities whether the result of Contagious Disease, hereditary taint, or foul matter of any description, it cannot be too highly recommended. For SCORFULA. SCURVY, SKIN, and BLOOD DIS- EASES, ECZEMA, and SORES OF ALL KINDS, it is a never-failing and rvrmanent cure. ItCures Old Sores Cures Ulcerated Sores on the Neck Cures Ulcerated Sore Lees Cures Blackheads, or Pimples on the Face Cures Scurvy Sores Cures Cancerous Ulcers Cures Blood and Skin Diseases Cures Glandular Swellings Clears the Blood from all impure matter From whatever cause arising. As this mixture, is pleasant to the taste. and war- ranted free from anything injurious to the most delicate constitution of either sex, from infancy to oVl age, the Proprietors solicit sufferer3 to give it a trial to test its value. "2, St. John's-x>lace, Lisson-orrove, London, N.W., Feb. 1, 1890. Having been cured by your Clarke's Blood Mixture, I feel that I ought to testify to its value. I suffered with a bad leg for about IS months. I tried a doctor and different remedies, taking to my bed, and still getting worse, until a friend recom- mended me to give Clarke's Mixture a trial. I did so, but must confess I had not much faith that I should receive any benefit. However, after taking a couple of bottles, I found myself improving, and after taking seven bottle and using one not of the salve, was pleased to find myself thoroughly cured, and better on my feet than I have been for manv years. I send yon this testimonial totally unsolicited, and solely for the good of others.—I beg to remain, (ieiktitiut-ii, yours faithfully, "WILLIAM CANN." THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS. Clarke's Blood Mixture is sold in Bottles 2s. 9d., and in cases, containing six times the quantity, 11s. eaJh-sufficient to effect a permnneDt cure in the wreat majority of long standing oases, BY ALL CHEMISTS and PATENT MEDICINE VENDORS throughout the world. Trade Mark-" BLOOD MIXTUBE." CAUTION. Purchasers of Clarke's Blood Mixture should see that they get the genuir.e article. Worthless mitations are sometimes palmed off by unprincipled vendors. The words" Lincoln and Midland Counties Drusr Company, Lincoln, EnErland," are engraved on the Government Stamp, and "Clarke's World-famen Blood Mixture," blown in the Bottle, WITHOUT WHICH NONE ARE GENUINE. A Wonderful Medicine. BEECHAM'S PILLS £ RE universally admitted to be worth a Guinea a IlX. Box for Bilious and Nervous Disorders, such as Wind and Pain in the Stomach, Sick Headache, Gid- diness, fulness and Swelling after Meals, Dizziness and Drowsiness, Cold Chills, Flushings of Heat, Lose c-f Appetite. Shortness of Breath, Costiveness, Scurvy and Blotches on the Skin, Disturbed Sleep, Frightful Dreams, and all nervous and Trembling Sensations, etc. The first dose will give relief in twenty minutes. Every sufferer s earnestly invited to try one Box of these Pills, and they will be ac- knowledged to be WORTH A GUINEA A BOX. For females of all ages these Pills are invaluable, as a few doses of them carry off all humours, a-ad bring about all that is required. No female should be without them. There is no medicine to be found equal to Beecham's Pills for removing any obstruc- tion or irregularity of the system. If taken accord- ing to the directions given with each box, they will soon restore females of all ages to sound and robust health. This has been proved by thousands who have tried them, and found the benefits which are ensured by their use. For a Weak Stomach, Impaired Digestion, and all Disorders of the Liver, they act like magic, and a few doses will be found to work wonders on the most important organs in the human machine. They strengthen the whole muscular system, restore the long lost complexion, bring back the keen edge of ap- Eetite, and arouse into action with the rosebud ealth the whole physical energy of the human frame. These are FACTS testified continually by members of all classes of Society, and one of the best guarantees to the Nervous and Debilitatedness. BEECHAM'S PILLS have the Largest Sale of any Patent Medicine in the World. Beecham's Magic Cough Pills. As a remedy for Coughs in general, Asthma, Bron- chial Affections, Hoarseness, Shortness of Breath, Tightness and Oppression of the Chest, Wheezing &c., these Pills stand unrivalled. They are the best ever offered to the public, and will speedily remove that sense of oppression and difficulty of breathing which nightly deprive the patient of rest. Let any person give BEECHAM'S COUGH PILLS a trial, and the most violent Cough will in a short time be removed. Prepared only, and Sold Wholesale and Retail, by the Proprietor, Thomas Beecham, St. Helens Lan- cashire, in Boxes 9 £ d., Is lid., and 2s 9d. each. Sold by all Druggists and Patent Medicine Dealers everywhere: N.B.—Full directions are given with each box. ol7 MONEY IMMEDIATELY LENT. FROM JB10 TO £5,000 AT LOWER INTEREST THAN OTHERS. TO Ladies and Gentlemen, Noblemen, Clergymen, Schoolmasters, Clerks, Officers, Gentlemen's Servants, and others in good situations, Farmers, Gardeners, Carriers, Tradesmen, Cab Proprietors, Shopkeepers, Lodging-bouse Keepers, Private House- holders, and others, on their own security, without bondsmen, on Note of Hand alone; repayments arranged to suit borrowers' own convenience; all communications strictly private and confidential no genuine application refused, and honourable and straightforward transactions guaranteed.—Intending borrowers are invited, before applying elsewhere, to call or write to actual lender, Mr. B. EDWARDS, 13, Chester Street, Shrewsbury. Town or country; distance no object. Letters immediately attended to. Established 1851. dl MEM w^° friend to Marry ITIkll SHOULD SEE THE MAGIC MIRROR. £ 91 M W M It may concern them. Important IBs 1 HpHto all in ill-health. Happiness ■ Hi 111 in IV assured by its bright reflections, A safeguard from evil to all who possess it, Free per post fur !o Stamps. ADDRESS: MESSRS. WILKINSON, 43, FITZAUN SQUARE, SHEFFIELD, EHQ. BREAKFAST-SUPPER. E P P S S GRATEFUL-COM FORTI NG. COCOA B 0.1 L I N G WATER OR MIL III iJlND YOUR BOOKS and keep your i) BOOK-SHELVES NEAT.-PHILLIPS & SON are THE Binders, 19, Broad-street, Newtown.
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THE FARMERS' CIRCLE. (BY ONE WITHIN IT.) Mr R. Gilbert, a resident of Burghley, re- cently exhibited some enormous tomatoes. Six weighed no less than 10lb. el Samuel Clarke, a herdsman employed at Bushey, Hertfordshire, has been seriously injured by a bull. He was attending to tho auimals in the stables when one of the bulls savagely attacked him, inflicting terri- bly inju i s. Fortunately, he managed to crawl from the stable iu a semi-conscious state, and was found lying insensible, the bull in the meantime attaching him with considerable fury. Clarke's injuries are of such a nature that fatal results are feared. HOW TO DEIIORX. Horns on my cattle are a thing of the past. Every calf I raise now is treated A'ken a week or so old, and the horns are ki.lei. I get a stick of caustic potash at the druj* store throw the calf on iti side, so as to hold it easily, and wet the hair on a spot the size of half a dollar over the embryo horn, and then rub on th3 potash thoroughly. When I began using the potash I did not rub it on long enough, and 1 got ono or two one-horned animals now I rub till the hair comes off and the blood begins to start through the skin, and it represses the horns effectually. I would not use any liquid preparation of potash, as there is danger of it running down where it is not wanted, or being spilled by a sudden movement of the calf. I never tried the liquid but once, and came near putting out an eye. Be careful not to get the stick potash on your fingers; wrap several thick- nesses of paper or cloth around it. The dehorning of grown cattle is a simple pro- cess takes but a few seconds if the cow is properly fastened, and I do not think it very pi inful, for the cattle begin to eat as soon as the horns are ûtf, and cows do not shrink in their milk at all. 1 dehorned the first week in June a liolstein that was boss of the herd, and from being kept in a small lot h d become entirely too handy with her hoins, opening gates and doors. Since her horns were taken off she has been a most pre per and respectable cow; the smallest heifer in the herd makes her walk away from her feed, or drives her where she pleases. The saw is much better, I think, than nippers; the latter is liable to crush the bone and prevent healing so quickly. The only application we made after sawing was to fill the cavities with wheat flour, and, although it was hot weather and fly time, the wounds healed over in a few days. A SECOND HAY CROP. There is yet some hope that farmers may be able to lay in a fairly abundant store of fodder for the bestial requirements of the coming winter. The hay crop was, generally speaking, under an average one in bulk, if not in quality, and its diminished appear- ance in the stack yard gave rise to feelings of discomfort amongst stock owners. Recent rains, however, have amended matters some- what, by encouraging the growth of after- math, as well as of permanent pasture grass The permanent pastures are still unusually bare in many parts of the country. The rains have been very partial; in Monmouth- shire, for example, there has scarcely been, a drop of rain for two or three weeks. And where there has been no rain-which for- tunately is the exception—there has been little or no growth. In the midland counties and northern counties, a splendid crop of aftermath is springing up. It is almost as rank as the first crop in districts that have lately been copiously refreshed which districts, as it happens, reaped a relatively poor crop of hay. This simply implies that the rain was too late in coming, and that the first crop was more affinitively the produce of the season than the soil. It would be well in sutih. cases to take a second crop from the hay fields if possible, especially if the land is in good condition. We mean, of course, a second crop where clover and annual grass are growing, and not from fields under permanent grass. This would eke out the deficient hay crop, without making any great additional strain upon the soil. For the two crops would be little if anything more than would be carried to the stackyard from one cutting in a very good hay year. There is just this probability that the second hay and corn harvests may come together and perplex and hinder the farmer and his assistants, but clashing can be obviated in a large measure by getting the harvest hands together a little earlier than might be necessary for the cereals only, and having the second hay crop removed before the corn urgently demands attention. SEASONABLE SOUNDS. The whir of the reaper precedes the fusil- lade of the sportsman's gun this year in something akin to seasonable order. Har- vest operations are in full swing in some of the earlier districts of the South. Both wheat and oats are falling freely, and they seem to bulk fairly well in stook. The weather for several days past has been highly favourable for the joyous work. We are informed that a commencement has been made with grain cutting in the county of Renfrew, which is the first we have heard of beyond the borders, but crops are ripening nicely in the seaboard districts of the North. Bright weather would bring even the later crops sooner to the reaper than in many recent years. Thickly-planted cereals are ripening very rapidly-much more so than thin corn. This is a point worth noting, becauee anything that tends to accelerate harvest in an uncertain climate is of paramount importance to farmers. And, moreover, better grain is generally obtained from a thick than a thin crop. Thin corn not only ripens more slowly than a thick crop, but is relatively inferior in the quality of both grain and straw, from the very cause of its lethargy, viz., the larger available food supply in the soil. It is natural to suppose that there would be more available nourishment "per head" of a thin brop than of a thick one; and, this being so, growth of straw is prolonged
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without any material advantage to the crop or the soil. Yery essential indeed is it that farmers should know precisely when the grain is at the proper degree of ripeness I for cutting. Wheat and oats may be cut as soon as the straw gets yellow, whether the grain be perfectly matured and hard or not The grain of these crops will rioen. as has been indubitably established by experiment, from the nutriment of the straw after the crop has been cut. This confirms the belief that it is wise to cut early rather than late. A good crop may very easily be lost by leaving it exposed to wind and wet on the stalk, when it might have been trusted to perfect its maturity in the stack with impunity. Barley, on the other hand— especially malting grain—should be thor- oughly ripe before being cut. It cannot he too dead before it is reaped, provided the weather is bright, clear, and calm but wheat and oats should on no account be allowed to reach the last degree of ripeness on root. A roaECAST OF THE HARVEST. Owing to unfavourable conditions, over which the farmer had no control, autumn wheat seeding was generally late, and the area devoted to the crop was considerably curtailed, the young plant not having be- come sumdently established in the soil to enable it to withstand the changeable and seveie weither subsequently set in; hence the alteinate changes of frost and thaws threw out and destroyed many of the plants. Many fields were ploughed up, and were resown with other cereals some were allowed to remain with the vain hope that they would eventually fill up, but in many cases the hope was not realised. In some districts spring wheat was sown, but the results were not satisfactory. The cold, late spring retarded agricultural operations and checked vegetation, hence the cereal crops generally were in a backward state until the last ten days of May, during which period the high temperature and genial showers produced a sudden and magical effect on vegetation. The season through- out has been remarkable for sudden changes, and an abnormally low range of temperature; the rainfall has been erratic. South of Leicester and extending through- out the counties of Hants, Wilts, and Dorset to the South, both pastures and cereals have more or less suffered from drought, whilst the North, Midland, the Border, and Lowland counties of Scotland have had copious rains. In the Midlands own to date on all clear, dry nights we nave seldom escaped a frost of more or less intensity. -.Pastures: The late spring made a heavy inroad on the supply of fodder, and on most farms there was a considerable reserve of old hay on hand, the whole of which had in many cases disappeared before the generality of pastures were sufficiently advanced to afford a bite for the stock. To the dairy farmer and stockfarmer generally the winter was a trying and costly one. y y Store stock, though considered low at Michaelmas, paid nothing for wintering, and their value at May-Day had not in- creased; those who had milk contracts run- ning were pretty much in the same plight. -The, Hay Crop Owing to the late spring and general scarcity of fodder many of the mowing grounds were pastured until May, and the subsequent low temperature and frosty nights retarded the growth of the grasses; hence the hay harvest is late, and as is generally the case at this season the weather has been catching. Grasses grown under the sunless sky are never of high nutritive quality, and the crop of the present season is no exception to the rule. The area under hay is slightly below the average, and the produce per acre we estimate at 25 per cent. under an average crop.- tVheat The showery weather during the greater part of July has tended to lengthen the straw of the late wheat; the crop is gener- ally thinly planted; the straw weak and varied in length. The shorter straws carry a short head containing only a few ill-fed kernels, presumably due to two causes-one the inferior quality of the seed and the other the cold, ungenial spring and early summer. The ears, where fully matured, are narrow- chested and the rhizomes wide set, and the present appearance favours the assumption of a large percentage of trial corn. Under the most favourable conditions as to weather the yield cannot be less than 12 per cent under an average. So far the crop shows no symptoms of attacks either of insect enemies or disease. We have not known so large a quantity of old wheat in the hands of farmers for many years.-Barley: The peculiarities of the season were on most soils uugenial and adverse to early sowing, an essential attribute to fine quality, and the dull, sunless summer is not condu- cive to the production of a bright, thin- skinned sample. The crop has much im- proved since the recent rains, and with favourable weather may probably reach within 6 per cent of an average crop.- Oats: The crop is varied: on rich deep loams the yield will be an average, while on thin soils in low condition the crop is very deficient. Generally, we estimate the crop at 8 per cent. under an average.— Beans: The winter varieties suffered from the severe winter, whilst both winter and spring varieties were much injured by the summer frosts. We estimate the yield at 15 per cent. below the average.-Peas: This crop has escaped the many insect enemies to which it is liable, though it has suffered severely from the continuous low temperature and sharp frosts. The yield will be 16 per cent. under the average.— Swedes: The early sown crops in general look remarkably well, the liberal use of artificial manure having carried the crop satisfactorily through the early stages of growth. The later sown varieties have suffered from the low temperature, but the recent rains have much improved their appearance, which now generally indicates 10 per cent. over an average crop.-Cattle The late spring, combined with a meagre supply of hay of an inferior quality, entailed
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a large expenditure by the stock farmer on purchased foods. The cattle were turned on the pastures before the grass had made a sufficient start to afford a bite, which occasioned until a late period the use of supplemental foods, of which for fattering and store stock decorticated cotton cake is the most suitable. A large percentage of the store cattle are of an inferior class, for which there is little demand, and prices rule low. In a few pastures only was there a full bite until the middle of June. Owing to the cold nights a nd sunless days the usual quantity of meat has not been made. For young ripe animals of moderate weights there is a slight demand at slightly improved prices, and they will always command top prices.-Slieep and Wool: Store sheep have been difficult to dispose of, and pricas are considerably down from last year. The fall of lambs has been barely an average. The present appearance of the roots and forage! crops will tend to enhance prices as the season advances. The wool trade is firm at extremely low prices. Th,) labour difficulties have a tendency to disorganise manufac- turers and drive them to other countries, but nowhere can they find such suitable raw material as this country can produce. As I many of the foreign manufacturers prefer the purchase in the grease, this state of things and the introduction of the clipping machine may lead to a different system of har vesting the wool crop.- Dairying: The scanty supply of keep during the early summer affected the milk supply. Both cheese and butter have well maintained their prices, but every day makes it more apparent that if English dairying is to be successfully conducted, it must be on co- operative lines. Creameries and associated dairies are rapidly gaining ground. The new milk trade is depressed, and prices are extremely low. It is not in the large towns but among toilers in our great mining and manufacturing centres that the milk trade requires cultivating. -Horses: The various stud books have given a vast impetus to the breeding and improvement of all kinds of horses, and there is a healthy demand for good sound uniiuals at remunerative prices. —The Times.