SPORTS AND PA S IT IVIES. I o .H.l. J.. 1: k i\ jj.¡. THE A.A. A. PEOGIIAT.IME—LANCASHIRE C-OXTNTY CKTCKKT—AM.VTKI:A SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS —BOXING i; ]'ION SIIIP,GoT,UIN(-,FooT- BALL — POISONING FOXKS A BILLIARD CHALLENGE • Doubtless, in view of the Olympic Games, -the Championship Committee ha-s Had under "consideration the addition of several events no the A.A.A. programme and the spreading of the meeting over two days. It will, there- fore, be rccommauded to the Amateur Athletic Association General Committee that the following scheme- be adopted First day (Friday, July 211d, commencing as late as is practicable in the afternoon): Heats of the quarter-mile and half-mile fl-at races and quarter-mile hurdles, with final iheat of the latter, a new event; heats of the one mile relay race (880 yards, two furlongs, and a quarter-mile)-—instead of at a separate aneeting as formerly—putting the weight, ihop-step-and-jump, and throwing the discus (two new events), and four ndc. flat race. Saturday, July 3rd: Throwing the ham- mer, throwing the javelin (new event), high jump, long jump, pole jump, 100 yards' heats and final, 220 yards' lie-at-i and final, quarter- anile final, 120 yards' hurdles heats and final, lialf-mile final, one mile final, two miles' «teepleehase, two miles' walk, and final of way race. The Lancashire County Cricket Committee kave received a. lettc" from A. II. Hornby (accepting the captaincy of the eleven for the forthcoming season. It is reported that A. C. Maclaren will be able to play for the greater part of the sea-son. Letters have been sent to Lieutenant R. R. Brooke -and Messrs. R. A. Boddington, W. Brearley, A. Hartley, K. G. McLeod, A. E. Lawton, and iL H. Spooner, expressing the hope that "their services will be available. The English championships of the National Bkatimtg Association, open to all English ama- teurs, were decided on Saturday at the Man- chester Ice Rink. The combined hand-iai- li&nd figure-skating competition was again won by the holders, C. B. Dewhurst and Miss A. Dyson, of Manchester. The challenge cup for single skaters (English style) was secured by Dewhurst, with a score of 182 points, A. R. B-urness, of St. Moritz, the bolder, being second, with 170. The English Chal- lenge Shield for combined skating by teams of four fell to the holders, Wimbledon, with 294 pionts, Manchester being second, with 263. Jack JohThSon has written to the National Sporting Club saying that he considered an offer of £ 5,000 to meet Sam Langford ridicu- lous. The tone of the letter appears to be ,ouch as to preclude the possibility of Jolmsom making a public reappearance in England. Percy Jones iPerth.), champion of England, and Eugene Criqui (France) have signed articles to box for the flyweight championship -of the world on March 26tli at Liverpool Stadium-. The match is for £ 100 a side and a purse o<f £ 400. and will take place on the eve of the Grand National. All the stake money is to be forfeited if either man fails to do the 'weight. In the Midland Amateur Boxing Champion- ships the heavy-weight title was won by 'Hedges, of Birmingham; the middle-weight by 'March, of Birmingham; the light-weight by Thomas, of Birmingham; the feather-weight by Shelley, of Rugby; and the bantam by Hemming, of Birmingham. It has been suggested (although the com- mittee of the Mid-Surrev Club has not yet given consent to the arrangement) that the international golf niat-ch between England and Scotland, which this year will not form part of the Open Championship meeting, should be held in the Old Deer Park, Rich- mond, towards the end of October. The teams will be twelve aside, singles being played in the morning and foursomes in the afternoon. The proprietors of Country Lift. 'will give gold medals to the winners and silver medals to the losers, also a challenge ,oup to be held by the club to which the .captain of the successful side belongs. The course chosen for trial matches among James Braid, George Duncan, J. H. Taylor, and Harry Vardon to test the merits of the old-style gutta-percha ball against the rubber- eore, is that of the Sandy Lodge Club. The .event takes place on April 2nd. Effortog are being made at Cambridge to get up an athletic meeting between' Cambridge University and a team of Old Blues at Fen- uer's on March 14th, to take the place of the match with the Amateur Athletic As-sociation, which has fallen through. In the presence of the King—who was greeted on his arrival with the heartiest cheering ever heard on a football ground— and the Prime Minister, England defeated Ireland in Rugby football at Twickenham on Saturday, by a placed goal and four tries (17 points) to a placed goal, a dropped goal, And a try (12 points). Ireland beat England by 3 goals to 0 at Middlesbrough on Saturday, thus establish- ing records in Association football. Never before had Ireland achieved success in this country, and their triumph, following that over Wales, gives them two victories away from home within a month. Blackburn Rovers continue to make ground in the First Division of the Football League. They went another step towards championship Itonours by defeating Manchester Citv at Blackburn. On the other hand. Manchester United, who had. up to three weeks ago, run the leaders very close, were beaten again, and on their own ground, Burnley scoring the only goal. Aston Villa have now found their best form, and gained a fine victory over Sheffield Wednesday, at Sheffield. Neither of the Lon- don clubs could claim a point, and the fact that Chelsea were beaten at home by the lowly-placed Newcastle United was very dis- appointing to their supporters. Still, the better team gained success on the day's play. Tottenham Hotspur made a good fight at Brad- ford, and were only defeated by 2 goals to 1. The most surprising result in the Second Division was the defeat of Woolwich, who damaged their chances of promotion by losing to Huddersfield at Highbury. Fulham did as veil as was expected of them by dividing the points at stake at Blackpool, but Clapton Orient could only score once against Leicester Fosse. With Crystal Palace winning a remarkable game against Bristol Rovers, and Swindon only being able to draw at Coventry, the Palace established a good position at the head of the Southern League table. Queen's Park Rangers lost at Plymouth, Millwall only drew at Gillingham, but West Ham United did well to gain success at Southampton. Five foxes were recently found dead at Up- minster Common, Great W-airley, Essex. On the contents of their stomachs being analysed strychnine was discovered. "Pieces of rabbit rubbed with the poison, and also other dead foxes, were .subsequently found in the Warley district. On Saturday the Master of the Essex Union Hunt issued a personal reward of £50 for information leading to the dis- covery of the perpetrators. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to An-imals also announce a reward of £10. The police have taken up the matter. Cecil Harverson is, says the Sportsman, authorised by hios backers to challenge Tom Reece and Tom Newman to play level matches of 16,000 up' for £W a-side. As Harverson is leaving England for Africa on April 4th it is impossible for him to play this season, but his backers are ready to make the matches for Bexfc season, and fix them before his departure.
I KINGSTON VICAR'S SUDDEN DEATH. The Rev. E. E. T. Candler, Vicar of St Luke's. Kingston-on-Thames, died while ad- dressing the choristers at a dinner at Kingston on Monday evening
WORK AND WORKERS, I LABOUR COUNCILLORS' PROTEST—COTTON-- SPINNERS' MACHINERY CLEANING—STATE OF EMPLOYMENT—WORK OF LABOI U EXCIIANGKO -LONDON BUILDING TRADE DISTM TE BeLT. ENGINEERS' WAGES—MINKKS A\D MR. KEIR HARDIE—INFRINGING TRADE ACTS—R UI-WAYS AND RECOGNITION "—THE KEY TO THE SOCIAL PROBLEM. -♦ The Executive Committee of the Leeds Labour Party have authorised the Labour members of the City Council to absent them- selves from meetings of the Corporation com- mittees as a protest against what is described as the continued usurpation of the powers of the ordinary Corporation committees by the Special Strike Committee. As a result of this, it is alleged, the departments controlled by these committees are understaffed, to the de- triment of the citizens. A member of the party stated that they were being treated vir- tually as rebels, and were being regarded with a suspicion that was intolerable. A conference has been held at the rooms of the Federation of Master Cotton Spinners' Association between a committee of the Fede- ration and of the Cardroom Workers' Amal- gamation to discuss the system under which machinery should be cleaned, the operatives contending that a sufficient time allowance should be given for cleaning purposes, during which the engine should be stopped. The question has come to the front as a result of compensation claimed. Further conferences are probable before a final agreement is reached. Employment ïlj January was good on the whole, and showed no marked change com- pared with the previous months, says the Board of Trade Labour Gazette. The engi- neering and ship-building trades continued busv, and employment at coal mines was still very good. There was, however, a further falli.ng-off in the textile industries, especially in cotton; weaving. The seasonal decline in the building trades continued, and there was some slackening in the brick, pottery, and glass trades. Compared with the high level of January, 1913, employment showed a faH illg + oft. The weekly number of vacancies notified to all Labour Exchanges for the five weeks ended January 16th, 1914, was 19,680, as compared with '22.146 in the four weeks ended December 12th, 1913. The weekly number of vacancies filled was 15,306, as compared with 17,166 in the preceding four weeks. It was reported there was a continuance of the demand for labour in the shipbuilding trades. A de- iicienoyin the supply of women was reported in the linen trades, and some shortage was experienced in the clothing trades and in. laundry worfc. "No conference has yet been arranged be- tween tlw parties to the London building trade dispute, which has now lasted over three weeks. On Sunday afternoon a demon- stration was held in Hyde Pa.rk to protest against the action of the employers. Lv. r. Stemnett, of the London Building Industries' Federation, who presided at the principal platform, said their executive had decided that there should be one agreement covering the whole of the building trades, and there should be one set of rules. They would call a meeting of all the committees affiliated to the federation to consider whether it would be wise or possible for the London Master Builders' Association to meet a certain section. of the trades for the purpose of ne.gotiatiing for a conference, or whether it would be better not to approach the masters at all until they agreed to meet the whole of the trades. Mr. Keir Hardie said that the men in the building trade were fighting for the whole cause of organised labour, and therefore the whole trade-union movement should oe ranged behind them, financially and otherwise. He was officially sent to the meeting by the Labour Party to pledge that party's support in the present 'fight. As a result of negotiations at Hull between the Em ployers'' Federation and the Amalga- mated Society of Engineers and other trades, a partial settlement lias been made with refer- ence to a claim for increased wages. The engineers asked for an increase of 3s. per week and 15 per cent, for piece workers; and other trades asked for an increase of 4s. to 20 per cent. The Federation offered a 2s. a week increase all round, and on Saturday this was accepted by the engineers. The annual Candlemas market for the hiring of agricultural workmen was held at Honicastle on Saturday, when there was a large attendance of masters and men. A fair; amount of hiring was done. The wages given j were: Foremen up to 15s. per week, wag- goners 12s. to 13s., gartlimen 12s. 6d. to 13s. 6c1., shepherds 13s. to 14s., together with perquisites. The South Wales Miners' Federation Council have decided to lay before the Con- ciliation Board numerous complaints from Enst G lamorgan, Merthyr, and C win a man. The miners in these places allege that work- men have been discharged for insisting on their rights under the Minimum Wage Act. A resolution was passed declaring that the trust deed of the Senghenydd Relief Fund should definitely .state that the fund must be wholly administered for the benefit of dependents of those killed in the S-eng- hen yd d and Glynnea explosions. The miners at the Bedwas and Duffryn collieries, in the Rhondda Valley, came out on strike on Monday, owing to a dispute under the Minimum Wage Act. Upwards of 3,000 men were idle. The statement that the Miners' Federation has decided "not to approve of Mr. Keir Hardie M Labour candidate for Merthyr at th" next e lection is incorrect. It is ex- plained that the decision is merely not to ap- prove of a suggestion that the Federation should adopt Mr. Hardie as an official miners' candidate, and that this does not affect his position. He will still be put for- ward by the Independent Labour Party, and is expected to receive the support of the miners and other trade unions M usual. Fines and costs amounting to 924 3s. have been imposed at Clerkenweli on Messrs. Sail- lard a.nd Cubitt. of Greenliill-rents, Cow Cross-street, for employing four young per- sons without the certifying surgeon's certi- ficate and three others contrary to the pro- visions of the Acts. Miss Squire, chief in- spector of factories and workshops, said that the, firm appeared to be feather curlers, &c. Three of the girls had been refused the medi- cal certificate on the ground that they were verminous about the head. One girl.was not in the register at all, and three others had done overtime work at home, contrary to the provisions. The employment of the uncerti- fied girls was said to have been due to the carelessness of a manageress. The overtime work was very light. Viscount Churchill, Chairman of the Great Western Railway Company, states that the report to the effect that the railway com- panies of the United Kingdom have collec- hvely decided to accord" recognition" to the National Union of Railwaymen is wholly devoid of foundation. The subject has not even been collectively discussed by the chair- men of the several companies, and agreement between them would be absolutely necessary before any such steps could be taken. In a reference to Socialism during his sermon at the Manchester Cathedral on Sun- day night, Bishop Welldon said that among the different projects which came under the term Socialism, there was not one which did not more or less aim at doing away with social differences and reducing all members of society more or less to the same dead level. Not only would society be very uninteresting when all people were alike, but it would be very inefficient. It was not equality or uni- formity, but reciprocity which was the true key to the solution of our social problem. It was when the various members of the body politic, rich and poor, employers and em- ployed, realised that in the long run their in- terests, if rightly adjusted, were not dis- cordant, but harmonious, that society at- tained its maximum of strength and power.
I Oil ENCINE ? F.- s and Eat?.. J.i.em Con- nm!! ?. Stractor% etc. Special Pumping and Electric Lighting Sets, quotations free; also Re-built Engines 6 h.p. £ 32, 8 h.p. £31. 9 h.p. JE40, H h.p. £ 48; all guaranteed and sent complete read for running. Write us. WNEATLNY S Oil Eagine Works. LBEDS ￼ UNGRATEFUL. ￼ FREE TRADE PARTY :-What! not satisfied with us P Why we invest our money in Foreign Securities we open our markets free to our Foreign friends we will give you the privilege of paying income tax on your weekly wage and yet you are not grateful I'm astonished.
I MARKETS. I LONDON CORN, MONDAY.—ENGLISH "Win?AT. —There was a light trade, but the tone was firr4 in sympathy with foreign samples: White ntil4 ing lots ranged up to 358. and reds up to 34a, per qr. FOREIGN WHEATS.—The market was FIRM, with a fair inquiry: No. 1 Northerns, 36s. 9d. No. 2 ditto, 36s. 3d.; No. 3 ditto, 35s. 9d.; Plate (new), 36s. 6d. ex ship; Indian, 37s. -6d.; Russian. 33s. 6d. upwards landed. MAIZE.—There was a slow trade, and the market- wa? steady at around recent levels: Plate. 23-a. 3d. landed; Odessa, 22s. 6d. up- wards landed OATS.—Conditions remained slow, and the market was wiihout quotable change on the week, though t he tendency was occasionally rather in buvo s' favour: Plates, 15s.; Danu- bians. 14s. 9d.: Petersburgs, 17s.; Canadian, 18s. 3d. upwards; White Libaus, 15s. landed. BARLEY.—There was a small trade in grinding and feeding low, and the tone lacked firmness: South Russian, 20s. 3d to 20s. 6d. landed. Malt- ing lots were quietly held for late rates: Eng- lish. 28s. to 37s. Hungarian and Bohemian, 34. 6d. to 42s. Ouchak and Anatolian, 29s. to 36s.: brewing Chilian, 31s. to 34s.; Chevalier Chilian, 36s. to 40s, per 448lb. ÐEAXS AXD PEAS. —The demand was steady ;at late rates. LONDON FLOUR, MONDAY.—Trade was not brisk, but the tone was firm in sympathy with wheat: English Town-made Patents, 27s. to 29s.: ditto Country-made, 25s. to 27.1., Ameri- can Patents. 27s. to 29s.; ditto Bakers', 23s. 6d. to 25s. 6d. per sack. LONDON CATTLE. MONDAY.—Beast entries on to-day's market numbered 760, a decrease of 40 compared with last Monday. Trade was slow, and prices ruled 2d. per -stone lower for meat bullock- on the week Scotch, 5s. to 5s. 2d.: Devons, 4s. lOd. to 5s. -2d.: Norfolks, 4s. lOd. to 5s. 2d.: Shorthorns, 4s. 8d. to 5s. Fat cows and bulls cleared slowly, the former fetching 3s. lOd. to 4s., and the latter 3s. 6d. to I Od. Twenty milch cows offered, and the uuotution for the best was < £ 22 10s. each. Four thousand one hundred sheep were penned in the market, an increase of 250. Trade, though oiuet, was steady as follows: Best Down tegs, £ 6d. to 6s. lOd.: best half-brods, 6s. to 6s. 4d.; best Down ewes, 4s. 8d. to 5s.; lambs. 7s. to 7s 4d. per stone. Five calves offered, but trade w-s too small to quote. Quotations per 8lb. sinking the offal: Coarse and inferior beef, 3s. to 3s. 6d. ditto second quality, 2s. 6d. to 3s. t,rime large oxen, 4s. 8d. to 5s.; ditto small, to 5s. 2d. Coarse and inferior sheep, 4s. t</ 4s. 6d.: ditto second quality. 3s. 8d. to 4s.; best Down togs, 6s. 6d. to 6s. lOd.; best balf-breds, 6s. to 6s. 4d. LONDON MEAT. MONDAY.—Trade quiet; supplies fair: Beef, English, 4s. to 4s. 2d.; American. 3s. lOd. to 4s. Scotch, 4s. 2d. to 4s. gd., Argentine hindquarters, 3s. 4d. to 3s. 3d. Mutton, English wethers, 4s. 4d. to 5s. ewes. :3s. 8d. to 4».: Scotch ewes, 3-. 8d. to 4s.; tegs, 4. 8d. to 6s. New Zealand, 3s. to 3s. 4d. Lamb. English. 6s to 7s.; Australian, 3s. 8d. to <4? Veal, 4s. Sd to 6s. Pork, 4s. to 4s. Bd. (Per stone. LONDON PROVISIONS, MONDAY.—Butter ou 'et: Danish. 126s. to 124s.: Normandy, 118s JjIJ 130s. Australian, 106s. to 116s.; Argpntine, Jflfis. to 1168.: New Zealand, 112s. to 120s.: Rus. waai, 100s. to 114s. per cwt Cheese quiet: Cana- dian. 66s. to 70s. Dutch, 60s. to 74s. per cwt. Batxj-ti quiet: Irish, Ms. to 80s.; Continental, COs. sto 72s. per cwt. Hams steady: American 66s. to Eggs quiet. LONDON POTATO. MONDAY.—Trade ruled iteady and fairly active for good offerings as follows:: Lincolns. 6*>s. to 75s.: King Edwards, 65s. to 75s.: Kents and Essex, 55s. to 65s.; It luck lawsl*, 45s. to 55s. per ton. BRADFORD WOOL. MONDAY.—The im- proved conditions of last week are being well maintained, and there is a good demand for raw wool. with the result that topmakers' quo- tations are .showing a tendency to ad vance. To- dav 2s. 5d. is the rock-bottom price for average xi.-ct v-fours. whilst up to 16d. is quoted for f< rt,\ s; but the latter cannot be made. Wools lire well held, iiid there is a steady trade.
It is stated that the Admiralty are about to concede the privilege of "direct representa- tion to the lower deck. The Air Department is organising a system of coest patrol for aerial defence with special guns. An application by Miss Jane Cormack to the Court of Appeal for i, n enforcement order affoinst the late Lord Chief Justice has been refused. In an action for damages for a fall into an area, brought by a tenant, Mr. Justice Atkin swejjt aside the verdict of a jury, and entered judgment for the defendant. Four inquests were held in London on Satur- day on victims of motor accidents. A slight earthquake occurred at Quebec on Saturday. No great damage is reported The Greek Crown Prince left, Belgrade on Saturday night in a Royal train on the termina- tion of his visit to the King of Servia. A telegram from Port au Prince states that the Haitian Government has notified a blockade of Cap Haitien, which is occupied by supporters of the rebel leader Theudoro. A taxi-cab travelling along King-street, Ham- iriersmith, caught alight on Saturday night. The fire bri^adv wa* called, but the. cab was pr~Ct'c»Ily destroyed. Mr. IIanniiig has been unanimously re-elected President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Mr. Charles Hounsfield, an importer of Sheffield steel, has been chosen Vice-President. While Charles Wootton was returning home in the darkness at Worcester after delivering a coffill he was knocked down by an undertaker who was aLo returning from delivering a coffill. Wootton died in hospital. It is reported by a Paris newspaper that at the time when the bread was about to be placed in the oven crysta ls of sulphate of copper v.ere thrown over the dough. The bread was baked, but was not delivered to the soldiers. The steamship San Francisco, 405ft. long, built for the Isthmian Steamship Company, Limited. London, was launched on Saturday from Londonderry shipyard. Two former attempts to launch the vessel were abandoned owing to severe frost. A gift of £ 700 in bank notes of .floe each has been received by the National Children's Home for its sanatorium at Harpenden. No indica- tion is given of the donor's identity, and the enclosing note is merely signed, Inasmuch, for Jesus' sake." The Wonder Zoo created another new record for the CHympia gate up to five o'clock on Saturday night. The show must close on Satur- da.v. February 28th, the date originally agreed upon, as OlymFMft has to be prepared for another exhibition. William Wateon, a sixteen-year-old farm labourer, who was accused of the theft of 3s. from a public-house at Sandy, Bedfordshire, committed suicide by lying down across tie main line metals. At the inquest a. verdict of suicide whikt temporarily insane was returned. According to a report of the Public Health Committee -of Stepney Borough Council, there were, in the two weeks ended February 7th, 62 deaths of persons over 65 years of age, 24 of whom were over 80 years old. Thirteen of Vtho latter are between 80 and 85 years of age, 10 mere between 85 acid 90. and one WM aired 06 vogre.
BABYS WELFARE M | If your baby is not thriving, write at once for a free sample.. of the 'Allcnburys' Food and pamphlet entitled "Infant Feeding and Management." It will save you endless trouble in the care of your child. The 'Allenbury*" Foods give freedom from digestive ailments. promote sound sleep and form the best means of rearing a child by hand. Milk Food No. I. Milk Food No. 2. Malted Food No. 3. I From birth to 3 months From 3 to 6 months From 6 mnnrtu apwardb H ALLEN 8 HANBURYS LTD., Lombard Street. LONDON M B YOU KNOCKABOUT CBN FOR WANT LONC-DISTAHCE SMOOTINC. Various Boro,Si le THIS sideer top lev,cr :gti t rral Gun TH IS sideor top lever action. Sp*-ci»Hv luitablefor' Rook. Pigeon, Rabbit, Wild-fowl and all. MIDLAND ng-distance work. •Carriage Paid t, your< MIH M door for II- extra. Larger Bores time price. CUM CO. .0 Cie's C,,rtridges tT?om4 /6 loo. I IG -pp agg4. IIrUI.I' ￼ RILLIARD AND BAGATELLE TABLES *? A Laq. Stock of New and Second-band Tables Alwa" on hand; also ConTsrtibls Billiard and Dining Tabla Write for Li»t, G. Edwardt. 134 fT.lnpJanri Rd.,K.J ALL TRADESMEN SHOULD READ THIS:— We are manufacturers of CHECK 1'11,1. ROLLS a <1 can supply as under:-Rol s for the GLKDHILL TILLS it" 12/6, 3r 18/ 5f 30/ Voucher, 2" 30/ 1" 18— O'BRIEN'S, gr 22, 3f 33/ H 361- per Kross, V ucher30/ Other Till Rolls same prices. NATIONALS. Check Rolls, 11 26/- per gross, It' 30/ Detail Rolls fr-m 71- per gross upwards. All carriage paid. Counter Ticket t."i, (-k Bocks. 1,000 checks per Bo ,k 30/- 500checks 18/- .r ? o.-?, Toilet Rolls from 15/- pr gross 12 oz. Rol's, r,, PATENTS, LTD.. Marine Street. L"nd..n S K. <*• gi >1 Cash ill Roll Manufacturers. Established .88 (CINADIanpaSSS Bt Services from Liverpool and Belfast Luxurious ￼ accommodation in all classes at moderate fares. Only four days open sea. ForSailingsPamph- S l?is I ftiffo S:. toFåp¥vJiTI M B in CANADA, apply to 62-65, Charing C?oss. M M LONDOX. S.W., 67-68, King William St., LON- M M DON, E.C., Royal Liver Building, LIVERPOOL, M m 18, St.Augustine 's Parade, BRISTOL, izo. St.Vin- CEN^T^G^SGOW^L^ICTOU^^BELJAST^ COALS alRBeT FR." TRE PIT M TRUCK LOA-DS at WHOLESALE aA TES M Carriace Paid to any Railway StatiM. B I J. R. WOOD & CO., LTD. II B Contractor* to N.M. Government M cuf;=% U., Nfftkn Ime, %be's Cress LMIN. W.L ■ Fnc— a»J li«t of t< «'imcniai« »n application. ff HUfHTcL a c. KEjutturs MBCBUL BIB ?tdowW<tc?F<m&tePiM? tpMmpttn<MtitH<fcrLt<i«. no *&IY GMW- &d.W ) CKRT&ICATt of iiz= at T"m-Wm SzUMu-. MI. ) 100 Yean' P.& itt&Uoa. C?r&r?W ? gpo"ift for &* Ca. of t !tU F*nmh mliainta. SoM in boom' 1/lW aad ?. of all ) ChemMtt.orpMtfm.i/tMd ?Mftom ) ??? MTHEME )(EMN.EY (DEPT 0) WmmmUm A2.Waterloo Rd.Loodoni.ie ￼ MAtl%HLXEi. 1/4. OBACCO 1 CIUSS I CURETTES Every koowa Brand at Maanfcetwan'm LM Priem zabn ?MMy?W't'MM't'' ftjW G<?d.MA8h?MMtt« ￼ *?3 aiNOLmONtOOULML?%———.????,????? SIWOLKTOW it OOLK.IA-——- Mr—imthamJ SAFE INVESTMENT Fourth City Mutual Benefit Building Society 2 COLEMAN STREET, LONDON Awwnt to credit of livestors. over 15 00,000 SHARES NOW BEING ISSUED AT 4Z This Society during the I years of its existence has never paid less than 4X per annum to its Shareholders. All Merest IS MM IT tie Society trtt II MM TIL DEPOSITS received at at and 4X. Balance Sheet and Prospectus on application. I J. HIGHAM 11-. I RELIGIOUS COFFEE. RED WHITE & BLUE I For Breakfast A after Dinner. A Perfect Wine combining all the excellent qualities of Tort Wine. Kola Wine. Coca Wine, Beef Wine, —— but free from their disadvantages. —— SEDNA is both a physical and mental food: will cure Bloodlessness. Weak Stomach. Depres- sion. etc.. and is a wonderful pick-me-up-vet withal delightfully palatable and suitable alike for invalid or healthy. Send now for particulars to BEANS, LOGAN & Co.,Ltd.,25, Gt. Tower St..L,don NOTE—Kmeh tottle contains elevn ei/t ses
A women's suitrage demonstration at tne Albert Hall has protested against Mr. Asquith's rrf tlsal to receive deputations. Mr. W. H. Riffg's famous collection of armour is to find a home in a New-York museum. Major B. H. Brand, whose estate is valued at £ 49.000, has left a bequest of £ 5 to a crossing- sweeper. The death has occurrrd of Mr. Thomas Sin- clair. PC* a well-known Ulster Unionist
I acuors the table. I On a business trip to tlie city a farmer d-e. cided to take home to his wife a Christmas prosesvt of a blouse. Going into a shop, and being directed to the blouse department, he asked the lady clerk to show him some. "What bust?" asked she. The farmer looked around qujckly and answered, "I dunno; I didn't hear nr.thin' It is Christmas-time; therefore, says the Globe, our correspondent W.A.F." is en- titled to merciful consideration for the follow- ing effort: "Why does the missionary box?" which he follows iii) the devastating reply, "Because the cannibal call nibble." In view of the part which mistletoe plays in the festivities of the current season of joy and laughter, writes a correspondent, an eminent physician whom I will call Sir William was curi-ous to find out at v, bat age the fair sex cease to care for those delights which the Druidical berries symbolise. He thought he might safely put an inquiry on the problem that perplexed him to a dear old lady of four score years and six whom he reckoned among his chief friends. He was startled as soon as he had done so to see the octogenarian's lips part in a betwitching smile. Then, coyly simpering, she murmured, You must ask someone older than me, Sir William." What- ever else fails the fair as the years advance, it would seem that the heart still remains young. The late Sir Robert Ball was rather fond of telling the &tory of a correspondent who wrote to him saying that, although he was a grocer's assistant, his great ambition was to become an astronomer. One of the sentences ran: "My mind finds no rest for the sole of her foot save on one of the heavenly bodies." A recent pepper-adulteration test case at Blackburn recalls an interesting story of the almost accidental discovery of a well-known county analyst of a form of pepper-adultera- tion which had been a puzzle for a long time. Complaints had been lodged about adultera- tion, and a foreign substance had been de- tected in the pepper, but its nature seemed in- definable. It was not husks, nor was it finely- powdered wood, which is occasionally used for the purpose. One evening at his dinner-table the analyst chanced to be discussing the matter with his guest, and incidentally remarked that the troublesome pepper had been imported via Marseilles. Ali said the guest, pointing to a dish of olives before him, we import a lot of those that way." A connection be- lot of those that wa 3 tween the two suddenly struck the analyst, and snatching the olives from the table he went off with them to his laboratory. After an interval he returned in triumph, having solved the problem. The adulterant matter, M he had satisfied himself by microscopical examination, had proved to be powdered olive atones. Is there any of our readers who does not know what a Niarbyl is, or what sort of bird is called a cuddy? Would any be puzzled to say what or wliere" are Piou-piou and Bhang? Would he be "floored" if asked what the Red Legs of Barbados are? If so, says the Pall Mail Gazette, he would be of no use, even as a schoolboy, in the Isle of Man. For these are the things which every school boy knows, or is supposed to know, in that erudite land. They are classified, with ,ome 185 other posers, as "general knowledge." The old lady complained bitterly to her visitor that the east winds had kept her in Th-e house for a week. I thought that the wrij had been westerly," said the visitor. No, east, due east, and my doctor has cautio.ied me against running the slightest risk with cast winds." The visitor left the house and faced a warm west wind. Glancing at the weather- cock on the house opposite, lie saw, however, that it steadfastly indicated east, and that tne severest gust never moved it. Had it not been for his chance discovery that the weathercock had stuck, the faithful obeyer of docto:'s orders would have been a lifelong prisoner. Now that the Monna Lisa has been re- covered, perhaps someone will produce an- other of Leonardo de.. Vinci's works, once equally famous-the" Leda. In 1694 it was hanging in the Palace of Fontainebleau, and was catalogued officially among the King's treasures. That was the last seen or heard of it. For it has disappeared completely from mortal ken unless someone has it stowed away waiting for a rise in Leonardos. Most pictures of fame stolen in recent years have been recovered, owing probably to the difficulty of disposing of them; but there have been some melancholy exceptions to the 1 rule. Pliroer's miniature portrait of Baron Dimsdale, abstracted from the National Gal- lery in 1904; the two Reynolds, valued at 910,000 apiece, which vanished from the Townsend Collection in the same year; and a Franz Hals, also priced at LIOIOOO, stolen from Antwerp Museum in 1905, have not beeij heard of since the day they disappeared.
￼ .%A a ?- a 9* <t? Mtm? ft* CnM<
I AGRICULTURAL NOTES. I BY A PRACTICAL FARMER. I RAILWAY RATES FOR MILK. At the recent meeting of the Council of the British Dairy Farmers' Association, Mr. S. Palgrave Page. vice-president, reported that he had presided over a conference of dele- gates from forty-two kindrd societies, and the jncreased rates for the transit of milk were fully considered. In the opinion of dairy farmers generally, and indeed of all those who have to handle milk, the amount taken out of the gross value of this particular article by the railway companies was already sufficiently high before the new rate came into foroe. Why coal should have been exempted and milk seized upon as a suitable article to put on a very substantial increase nobody can uijdei-staijdi. At the conference the following resolution was unanimously passed and ordered to be forwarded to the railway house, viz. That, considering the importance of cheap distribu- tion of milk to the agricultural interests, and to the health of children in large cities, the railway companies be requested to receive a deputation upon the subject at an early date." A sub-committee has been appointed to pro- ceed with the matter in the interests of the industry, and a substantial sum has been voted to cover preliminary expenses. The hope was expressed that in the event of it coming to legal action the country at large would rise to the occasion and support the Association's funds, and thereby assist in keeping down the cost of the most necessary article of food for the nation's health, and especially for the rising generation. I A CAUSE OF BAD FLAVOURS. Bad flavours in dairy produce are often very difficult to explain or trace to their cause, and (sometimes it has required long and laborious investigation by scientists to ascertain the origin of flavours in particular cases. A simple and obvious cause of bad flavour is the use of vessels that have not been properly cleaned; but the possibility of a bad effect through employing vessels in which the iron is not properly protected by a layer of tin or nickel or enamel may be easily overlooked. An investigation by the experts of the Dairy Section of the United States Agricul- tural Department has shown that very small amounts of iron or copper in the cream cause certain undesirable flavours to increase in in- tensity during storage. These flavours are often designated as "metallic," "oily," or fishy." Experiments were carried out using known quantities varying from 1 to 500 parts to a million parts of cream. The butter was stored and examined at intervals varying from 20 to 187 days. The most noticeable feature was the rapid development of bad flavours in the butter containing the iron. Butter made from cream which had stood in rusty cans developed a peculiar taste easily picked out. The influence of copper was even more marked than that of iron. It is thus demonstrated that if cream is kept in rusty ca.ns or comes in contact with iron or copper during the process of butter- making it may take up iron or copper ;"üm rusty cans, exposed bolt heads, or other metal parts of pasteurisers or churns, in sufficient quantity to affect the flavour of storage butter. The rate of development of the undesirable flavour is greatly accelerated during storage by very small quantities oi these metals. All reputable manufacturers of dairy appa ratus would guarantee their makes against rust of this sort for any reasonable length of time, and would, I am sure, be aaixious to re place any machine that rusted within a short time of its sale. But second-hand niachirie.- carry 110 guarantee, and the buyer would save himself a lot of trouble by testing the machin* before purchase. He may then find the expla nation of the seller's desire to rid himself of the faulty machine or vessel. Inferior and eliea-p makes, of course, carrv their own risks. SHEEP SCAB. Since the year 1896 there has been a steady diminution of the number of outbreaks of thi? nasty disease, thanks very largely to the attitude of the more enlightened farmers to the question of dipping and the support which they have given the authorities in carrying out a compulsory Order. Last yeai there were 236 outbreaks in Great Britain, as against 301 the previous year, and more than ten times as many in 1896. In Ireland it is to be admitted the number has lately shown a rise, being last year 552, as against 373 in 1912. But probably this is principally to be explained by the closer supervision now being exercised in the matter, and by the fact that ih vyears past a large number of cases were never brought under the notice of the authorities. Anyhow, the disease is within measurable distance of eradication, and it is interesting to 6))(1 that, on the suggestion of the Veter- inary Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, a letter has been ad- dressed to the Board of Agriculture express- ing the opinion that as sheep scab has now been brought within comparatively narrow limits, the time has arrived when regulations of a more drastic character should be intro- duced by the Board with a view to the com- plete eradication of this disease from the country. In the course of the discussion on the sub- ject, Mr. Mansell, who proposed the resolu- tion authorising the letter, stated that it was desirable, in sending this letter to the Board, that the society should point out the advan- tages that would arise from the complete eradication of sheep scab in this country, which would be that the quarantine period abroad would be greatly reduced, and any- thing that would reduce q-uarantine would reduce the cost to the importer. He thought it reflected on the British breeder, and it was high time to urge upon the Board 01 Agricul- ture to take drastic measures to get rid of sheep scab now that it had been brought within such narrow limits. t « t FERTILISERS FOR SWEDES. I Trials to test the effect of various artntaiM manures on the swede crop when applied along with a dressing of twelve or fifteen tons per acre of farmyard manure, were con- ducted last year in various parts of Derby- shire under the direction of the Cou-nty Edu- cation Committee. Three different types of soil were experimented upon: (1) A shallow but strong loam overlying limestone; (2) a light loam on gritstone; (3) a mellow loam overlying coal measures. The experiment consisted of a series of eleven plots each t l-20th acre in size. The two end plots re- ceived no artificials. Five plots rece-ived "complete" dressings. The remaining four plots were treated with different forms of phosphatic manures. The most profitable dressing in the whole series proved to be superphosphate alone, applied at the rate of 4 £ cwt. per acre. This increased the crop by 2i tons per acre on the average of the three centres. After ch argi-iig the cost of the manure a profit of 15s. 8d. per acre is due to the use of the dressing. Steamed bone me-al, used at the rate of 2cwt. per acre, gave a profit of 9s. 5d. Thj most profitable of the "complete" dress- inso was the following: R'l')D},J of MIl.
Sporting Cartridges Guaranteed Eley loaded and Always Reliable. My "fHcats&Mt B?&Mt M% MOKELESS CARTRIDGES, Specially manufactured., for me. 8/6 per 100, Or loaded with Smokeless Diamond Powder, 9/6 per 100. Also other Smoke- less Cartridges from 7/6 per 100. VAL PALMER, IRONMONGER, 8, High-Street, LEDBURY. <
REVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE. Moistening but not flooding rainis have been a feature of past days, and the agrl- cultural outlook is thereby still further improved. A healthier time for man an<t beast for arable and pasture has seldom been noted for mid-February, and though on Saint Valentine's Day there was plenty of bird mating and singing to warrant the time- honoured associations, the season is not so- garded as in any way marked by precocity. The ploughing of land continues, and many farmers have been encouraged by the seasott to give their land a more thorough cultiva- tion than it usually enjoys. Barley. in especial, should benefit by extra ploushings, for quality ie peculiarly the product of a perfect tilth. The wheat gradient is between the Midlands and the North: Leicester. 32s. 6d. Berwick, 29s. 7d. range. 2s. lid. Barley is still very cheap, but there is a little recovery in the Home Counties: Burton, 29L 9d. Banbury, 23s. 3d. range. 6s. 6d. Oats are cheap in the North, dear in the West: Worcester, 22s. ld. S Berwick, 17s. 7d.; range, 4s. 6d.—Mark Lane, Express. I CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK LANE. a LONDON FLOUR. (Cash ex Town MilL) < Top Price. per 280 lb. 316 Town Whites It 29/3 Town Households t. 26/3 No. 2 1 M9 Hungarian Process „ 32/< Best American; London Ground.. 28/3 London Standard, 80 per cent. „ 27 6 COUJTTRT FLOUR. Caah at London Terminus.) Best Price per 280 lb. 56/6 Good Patents 24/6 Straights Roller Whites „ 2.3i' 8tone.Made. „ 23/3 BRITISH GRAIN fOir STANDS). 8. 8. Wheat, White per 504 lb. 34 to 36 Red 32 to 34 Rivetts per 480 lb. 31 to 33 per Barley, Fine Seed Corn per 4491b 36 to 42 Malting per 4481b 33 to 35 Poultry 27 to 29 Feeding per 400Tb. 23 to 25 Malt, English, Best per 336 lb. 43 to 45 "Fine „ 40 to 41 Ordinary „ 37 to 39 Scotch, Fine. 41 to 42 Ordinary „ 39 to 40 Brown „ 31 to 36 Black 33 to 37 Crystallised „ 34 to 40 Oats, Fine Seed Corn „ 24 to 32 Fine Scotch 1!»12 „ 26 to 27 11113 24 to 25 Good Gartons, Old 23 to 24 New. „ 20 to 22 Tartarv, Old t. 21 to 22 1. New „ 20 to 21 Winter, Old Black. „ 23 to 24 O to 22 New „ „ 20 to 22 Old Grey 22 to 23 New., 20 to 21 Common, New per 3121b. 19 to 20 Inferior. New per 3041b. 18 to 19 Beant, Pigeon, 1911 per 5321b. 53 to 55 1912 „ 45 to 49 1913. „ 43 to 44 Winter, 1912. „ 34 to 36 1913 „ 32 to 33 Spring, 1912 „ 36 co 38 11 1913 35 to 3f> Peas, Marrowfats, Fine New per 5041b. 85 to 89 Sound New „ 79 to 81 Yearling „ 49 to 59 Partridge,Fine „ 35 to 38 Common. „ 34 to 36 Maple, 1912. 36 to 37 Dun 1913 34 to 35 Rye, Essex per "SOtb. 24 to 2G Tares, Spring, 1912. per 5321b. 46 to 50 Fine, 1913 „ 40 to 42 Common, 1913 „ 33 to 36 46 to 47 Fine, 1913 „ 42 to 46 Common, 1913 „ 34 to 40 Gores, 1911 „ 96 to 10S 1912. 80 to 88 Fine, 1913 „ 64 to 72 Common, 1913 48 to 56 Buckwheat, Norfolk per 4001b. 32 to 33 Linseed, Lincolnshire. per 4241b. 52 to 54 Rapeseed, Beat New per 4161b. 74 to 75 Common 68 to 70 Mustardseed, Brown per 4481b. 96 to 108 White 88 to 96 Commoa 74 to 78 Canarymed,F,mex per 464tb. 80 to Si -Mark Lane Bxprtu.
At Routji Green Farm. Steeple BumpsteAd. in Eswx, a pedigree Suffolk ewe, belonging to Mr. W. B. Gurteen. has g iven birth to five lambs, all of which are reported to be doing well. Advertisements in London County Council tramcars, according to the report of the High- ways Committee, last year resulted in net re- ceipts of £ 24,281, against J624.445 the previous year. The worst Atlantic weather for many years is reported from New York, where there has been a sale and blizzard during the week-end. All the incoming liners were late. An international opera trust, between pro- ducers in Boston, Berlin, Paris, and London, is stated to be in the course of formation. In the fierce pale which raped during the week-end a Dutch steamer was driven ashore on the Dorset. COll,;t. but the crew escaped. Two domestic tragedies, at Harlesden and Tollbridge, arc reported. In the former a father killed his wife and throe children, afterwards committing suicide. At Tollbridge a father shot dead his three children and then himself. New conditions governing the Bisley meeting laid down by the War Office have led to a con- troversy with the National Rifle Aesociatioa.
C./ID. per acre; superpnospnate, i>D01b. per acre; sulphate of potash, 561b. per acre. This di-e-sirg increased the crop by 4s tons per acre, and after deducting the cost of the manures left a profit of 8s. 2d. The roots were valued at IOs. per ton. In a supplementary experiment conducted at Matloek this mixture increased the crop by nearly seven tons per acre, leaving a profit due to the manures of £ 1 13s. The soil in thin caoe was a light loam or gritstone, and the elevation about l.OOOft. fh.es«' experiments indicate ihat for swedes ongnüd land, and when an ordinary dressing of farmyard manure is u-ed, very profitably ret/urns may be expected from sui application of 4cwt. or fk-wt. of superphosphat*? per acre before closing the drills. On poorer land, and where l!ès,;¡ farmyard manure is available, the above complete mixture Î8 recommended. Quick-acting artificial manures are particularly valuable in districts with a short growing sea«on.