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VOLUNTEER CORPS.—We are authorised to state that the Queen, haying accepted the services offered by the very numerous corps of volunteers formed throughout the kingdom, has been graciously pleased to notify her intention of appointing a day for the special and exclu- sive reception of the officers of these corps at St James's Palace, it having been represented to Her Majesty that they generally are desirous of presenting their selves as volunteer officers before Her Majesty. AN OBJECTION ox PRIXCIPLE On Monday evening, at a meeting held at Lower Norwood, to pro- ut, te the organisation of a local rifle corps, a gentleman, in a gay volunteer uniform, very seriously stated that he had an objection on principle" to the admission of working men; he was pressed for a reason, but declined to give it. Mr Horrace St John who was one of the speakers, created some uproar among the highly-decora- ted amateur heroes present, by asking them, ironi. cally, whether they were preparing a vast aristocratic and monoyocratic army, with which to come down on the populace, at some future day, with an universal Peterloo. An officer present declared the allusion to be a most improper one, and it really would seem that all the moral gunpowder of a professional mess room had been set on fire. n TfT r* rn. THE PROPOSED J\EW W INB JJUTIES.—ihe duties which arc to be repealed as to French wine, are causing a growl among some partie, who say, it will damage the merchants who have laid in a large stock of wine of a low price. But there is one consolation for them, that in the first place, a great deal of their stock has been manufactured in London itself, and the wine is the pro- duct of no more congenial sun than that which is enve- loped in yellow in the mid-days of December. Secondly that it will take time to accustom the palate of the mul- titude to French beverage, or more correctly speaking, to enable our neighbours to understand our palate, and su- gar and brandy the article to our heart's desire. We reckon that the bottle will cost about 2;d duty, inde- pendent of the trifle for glass duty. What will be the effect on once merry Old England, but now heavy Old England ? Will it fling uff that malt torpor and coculus indicl depression 01 mind, and cause a little warmth to glew in regions of the heart-a lightness of humour and wit-and will be the case of the mass saying farewell to cloddish intemperance. ADVERTISEMENT. BONE MAN USE FOR GRASS LAND.—The use of phos- phate of lime as manure on a farm where the breeding of cattle is the chief object, is of great importance, for not only do the old but the young cattle prosper when a free use of bones is supplied either to grass or root crops. For many years the dairy farmers of Cheshire have been greatly benefitted by the use of bone dust, and I have found that after such a dressing has beei given to the grass land the cattle have been remarkably vigorous and healthy. Wherever impoverished ill-looking animals are found, there is probably a want of this invaluable ingredient in the herbage. A dressing of good bones, bene ash, or superphosphate, is a necessary and import- ant part of good and successful management. The qual- I ity of the hay or clover grown on land so dressed is much more valuable to the cattle than that grown with ordinary manure. This has been realised in a great de- gree on the Weld faims in this neighbourhood, on which large floeka of sheep are sustained where the land was before nearly useless; and on old sward lands which seldom receive the addition of a top dressing of bones would be equally beneficial. A field of grass land which had been exhausted, and which I found almost useless (the stock put into it hardly holding their after a good dressing of 7 ewt. of ground bone per acre, carried one half more stock, combined with great improvement on the state if the stock themselves at the end of the summer This outlay a tenant farmer may safely make, as the return with profit is immediately before him. I know many prosperous farmers who act on this principle, and if they do not use bones, keep double the stock and make use for what the land will carry by a liberal use of corn and linseed cake. All grazing land is improved by the use of bones, and thereioie it becomes an easy question of money value whether it be not profitable to graze, say at the rate of half a beast to the acre more by the use of bones, the cost price being for 7 cwt. of half inch ground bones L2 9s, which, lasting 5 years at the least, is, on an average, about 10s per acre. Most graziers will ad- mit that an outlay of JE1 Is, not likely to leave a loss for a summer's run for a bullock. My management, there- fore includes bone manure as indispensable when suc- cess' and profit are looked for in keeping a herd of breed- ing- cattle. The grass land at Holderness appears naturally to contain a fair proportion of phosphate, and is in consequence highly favourable for the rearing of calves, otherwise It would cease to keep so great a num- ber of cattle year after year as it does, little, if any manure being opplied.- On the Management of a herd of Breeding Cattle, by William Wright, bigglesthome Ha it; Holdtrness, Yorkshire, in the Journal of the Royal Agri- ctrflttral Society. ABTHUE CLAfiKE, Wrexham, Agent for the Lancashire Manure Company's celebrated Nitro. -geniBedB,jne Manure.-Raw Ground Bone, &e.





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