LOVEDAY, Registered Dumber and < General Decorator I 1 22, Chalybeate Street, ABERYSTWYTH, telephone 21 P0- Th!a Season's Pattern Books sent out immediately on application. ,FRAT WAR ENDS.m- I in th<? utter ext»rmimtion of the 0 Destructive Vermin whernver M RODINE HAT POISON ■ is used. It n-ver fails. RATS cannot j ■ resist it. They eat it greedily ar.o IfUU 0 die in-t.ntly. 0 die i,t.1"t!v. M Tins, 6d., 1/ 21-, S/ 5/ Post 3d. Va#" B HARLEY, CHEMIST, PERTH. II LOCAL AGENTS bwmmwam E. P. Wynne, Chemist. Aberystwyth; J. W. Evana, Chemist, Llandyssul; T. Jones, Chemist. Tregaron; R. Evans, Chemist, L&mpeter; J. R. Jones, Chemist, Newcastle Emlyn; E. Lima Jones, Chemist, Aberayron; H. Oavies, Mach- ynlleth; W. J. Evans, New (,' :ay; D. Jones, Llanfyllin; J. Davies, Llanybyther. HELP VICTORY FORWART). YOUR COUNTRY EEDS NOW YOUR SUAP IRON, STEEL AND OLD METALS. THO. W. 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OC fv-| F<>r Rot or Fluke, and a keeping in Health. 2 £ T S Oi_L\3tJU Assisting ^to get into g j 'jfi Condition.* Scouring in V __i Lambs, et; t/j — am s. e Prepared upwards of 50 years bv the late FRANCIS CUPISS M R.C.V.S, DISS, NORFOLK Sold in Packets 1/9 and 3/6 each, 7 small packets 10/6, or 7 lar^ 21/ by Chemists and Medicine Vendors, (,r from FKANCIS CUPISS, Ltd., The Wilderness, Diss, on receipt of amount. jmiirmmriwiiiiiiimiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiimiiitiiitmiuiiiinMimiiiimmniiiiimg SILVER, I | HUPIN I BETTER BUTTER makes a better Break- 2 fast and those who use" SILVER jjj 1 CHCRN" prove by the INCREASED s SALES that the public appreciate the deli- = H cte Cowslip Tint plus the uniform = | QUALITY which "SILVER CHURN" | = imparts to every pound sold. S | SILVER CHURN" POINTS | | 1. It costs LESS than any other I = make 1 | 2, It requires-No Preparation § f 3 It improvcs the—QUALITY | I 4. It Increases the—QUANTITY = | 5. <t does not colour the Butter Milk £ E; 6. 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Cycling and Motoring Notes CYCLING. The Winter Lamps. -1 have just been over- hauling my lamps for the winter, and I advise every reader to do the same. One depends so much more on one's lamps in the dark nights. As the oil and wick will probably have been in each lamj, for some months, turn it out and wash the burner thoroughly in hot water and washing soda. Also thoroughly rinse out the oil well with the same. Then put in fresh oil and wick and see that the latter is a little, less in width than the burner. The wick swells as it absorbs the oil, and a wick which is too tight will not burn well, if it burns at all. Thoroughly clean the reflector and all bright parts inside the lamp so that full reflection may be obtained. I think you will be sur- prised to find how much better light the lamps will give after this treatment and there will be less risk of blowing out in a strong wind. Never Lose Control .—Threp accidents have been reported this week from cyclists losing control of their bicycles-a form of accident which should never occur. One should always keep tha bicycle under control. There are times when one feels that the machine is getting away with one; at such times apply the brakes and bring her up, notwithstanding what temptations there may be to let her ^o. Con- trol" does not mean absence of pace. It is not an eas-ly-describable sensation. Every rider will know what I mean. The whole secret of safe cycling is to feel that one can pull the bicycle up at any moment, should any unexpected emergency arise. If you are doubtful of your brakes, better get off and walk down a very steep hill than risk an accident. As the old saying goes "Better be late at the end of the journey than never get there at all." MOTOR CYCLING. Sideslip and it Avoidance,—Very seldom indeed has the experienced rider a side slip, no matter how treacherous the road, and this is because lie realises the danger and takes the nooe&vsary precautions 'J¥> guardi against it. Never take a corner at a rapid pace.. Eight miles an hour is quits fast enough, and at the same time avoid leaning over at all. Never bo afraid of a patch of grease. Take it quietly and confidently, as if there were no such thing as a side-slip in the world. Keep your tyres pumped hard and never let the grooves on the back tyro become too worn. Keep on the centre of the road. Apply brakes very gently. Don't place heavy weignts on the carrier. Take tram lines at a wide 0 gle i d are of setts. Magneto Care in Winter.—It often happens that during the colder period of the year there is a considerable difficulty in starting the engine. The fact that present-day petrol is of such poor quality aggravates the troubles which some- times is a very real one. Frequently, however, difficulty is due to the magneto having become damp, evidently the result of the shed in which the machine is stored not being dry, and a wooden shed seldom is so. In order to test this you should proceed as follows:—Take out the sparking plug and lay it on the cylinder. Care must be taken that the central electrode does not come in contact with the metal. Wheel the machine forward and look out for a spark between the points. If there is none, look at the contact breaker and the arm. The fibre brush in which it works may be swollen with the damp. A little-a very little--of the fibre should be filed off until the rocker arm works easily. MOTORING. Petrol in France .-Arrangements have re- cently been made for a greatly-augmented stock of petrol in France, and, according to L'Auto"the permanent stock will not in future fall below 150,000 tons. In the summer of 1917 the position was apparently very serious indeed, and the necessary stocks for safeguard- ing the aviation and transport services were reduced far below the danger line. All the petrol is now controlled by the French Govern- ment, with the result, it is stated, that a fair distribution .will made throughout tha country, and the old complaints that some dis- tricts received too favourable treatment will be no longer justifiable. Radiator Attention.—When the radiator of a motor car becomes at all dirty it is a source of constant worry and annoyance. The effect of hard water is to coat the interior of the pipes with a sort of fur which causes the engine to overheat and seriously affects its running and efficientcy. Although there are many special preparations on the market for flushing the radiator, personally I have never found anything to beat strong soda water-a pound of soda dissolved in two gallons of hot water. The soda water is poured into the radiator which is afterwards filled right up with plain water. The engine is then started up and the water kept circulating for a quarter of an hour, the engine running slowly. Finally, hour, the engine running slowly. Finally, the soda water is thoroughly run out and the radiator filled with clean water. If, as the result of neglect, the furring has be-ome very had indeed it is possible tha.t soda water will not remedy the matter Then recourse must be had to a solution of one part hydro- chloric acid to twenty-eight parts water, kept circulating for another few minutes. The washing after the soda solution has bsen drained off must be very thorough. The greatest care mu<t be taken to allow none of the mixture to fall on the car, for it will at once remove all the paint.
HORSE SALE AT CARMARTHEN. The monthly sale was; held on Friday, Nov. 22nd, when the Auctioneers (Messrs. Caves and Howell 'i nomas) had en entry of 235 hdrses and colts. The quality was not nearly up to the usual standard, nor were the prices nearly as high. However, considering the big drop in the prices of horses (lui. .he last month, quite a satisfactory sale resulted. In c1"ass 1, the first prize was divided between Mr. J. Thomas, Lacheigon, Newchurch, for a bay cart gelding, and Mr. J. Jenkins, Cowingrove, Bank- yfelin, for a bay cart mare, each of which realised 96 guineas. The third p'rize was won by Mrs. Evans, Parkyberllan, Merthyr, Car- marthen, for a bay cart. mare which realised 94 guineas. In class 2 for ride and drive horses, the first prize was won by Mr. T. Richards, Bryn- heulog, Llangunnor; 2nd, Mr. Whiter, Twr- mawr,' Drefach; 3rd, divided between Mr. Woods, Mogaston, Rhoscrowther, and Maior E. W. Urquhart, Nantgaredig. The first prize for two year old colt or filly was won by Mr. T. Rees, Waunfach, Llan- boidy, whose bay cart colt made 56 guineas; 2nd, Mr. Edmunds, Lanygors, SI-. Clears, for a chestnut cart colt which realised 62 guineas; 3rd, Mr. Thos. Davies, Trewilym-ucha, Eg- lwvswrw, whose coIt. realised 44 guineas. For yearling cart colts dr fillies first prize was won by Mr. Thomas, Llwynmendy, Llan- dilo, for a bay foal by "Milestone Draughts- man," which realised 57 guineas to Mr Thomas, Llwynfortune; 2nd, Mr. J. Falconer, I enien- daissa, Llanarth-ney, fdr a bay vearling filly that realised 45 guineas Colts generally were very much hner in price, but for the best there was a food de- mand.
Poultry. With so much rain about the poultry keeper will have been kept busy. The birds stop in the houses a good deal even when there is an out- side run, and this causes the house to become dirty quicker than where they are always kept in. Birds will run in and out when they get a chance, and the wet outside is carried iia-, and with the damp air all round, the litter soon becomes battered down., It is difficult to know which is best for the floor; chaff is out of the question, leaves have hardly been dry enough, and straw must not be used unless damaged, and then it soon becomes too wet for the houses. All houses which ar: stood on the ground absorb a good deal of moisture from the soil; yet, when stood upon bricks with a boarded floor, the whole can br kept dry, in which case almost any litter will answer. For all round use there is nothing better than peat moss and considering the cost of things generally this works oil, cheaper than most. When kept dry .it will last for two or three months providing it is raked over occasionally to prevent b?ing caked, on the floor. When dry, this need not be feared and the birds working amongst it will keep it moved. Of course, a dropping hoard should be under all perches, then the litter will last double the time because the moisture from the excrements soon dries and all is scraped off together. The peat moss acts as a deodoriser and absorbs all th'e moisture but it is naturally cleaner if the dropping boards can be scraped every other day. The laying stock should be well cared for now, because birds never suffer so niuch as during cold, wet weather. Cold is not so bad, and frost does not hurt providing the rain and heavy mists keep away. All fowls need ven- tilation, but with the fogs and heavy mists at night the front shutter should be closed nearly up so that the incide can be kept as dry as possible. Most intensive keepers give only a hard grain feed; but with so much poor stuff about, and the order that each man must have half each meal and grain, it means that he must give some soft tnash. Unfortunately, most of the mixture contains dust and small seeds which should be sifted out, and then this can be used with the mash. Of course, this dust would be wasted if thrown down in the house, so that it pays to use it in the soft food. What, it means is that the feed must, be partly soft food and then just a handful of grain given, which will keep them just, scratch- ing. As we cannot get the food we wish we must just make the most of that to hand, and keep the stock going. There is a new order which allows for any kind of poultry being used this Christmas time without a coupon. This will cover four weeks from the 18th December to 14th January, so tha.t there should be a good sale for all spare stock of the feathered tribe. Everyone, now should look round to see what stock they need not keep. It is not a t;me for keepings surplus birds, because the food is short, and one had better breed more of the right sort next sea- son. Every odd cockerel should be fed up now and cleared off this winter, but be sure you reserve all you need for breeding. Before next season becomes into full swing, we shall probably get more food stuffs released for poultry, then the problem of raising will not be so great as it was last, though, on the whole, that was not so difficult. Still it is the food trouble which causes so much anxiety and has been the reason why so many folk cleared out of chicks. Once get a normal food supply and people will Foon be back again amongst poultry. My advice has been all along, keep on breeding and produce as many as ever you can. The demand is coming, and the supply will not be equal to it. Get the place in crder at once and see what stock you need if any, and then set about getting it at once
Aberystwyth Agricultural Committee. THE SCARCITY OF FARM LABOUR. The Aberystwyth District Agricultural Com- mittee met at the Auction Rooms on Monday, present Messrs. J. Bunce Morgan, chairman; E. J. Evans, Daniel Jenkins, R. L. Thomas, J G. §4ePbens, Da»d Jones, David Lewis, Daniel Lloyd, Evan Hughes^ John Robterts, D. J. Morgan, Lampeter, and Joseph Parry, executive officer. It was reported that the authorities at Lam- peter did not take notice of resolutions passed at the meeting, and Ur Daniel Jenkins said the Committee's resolutions were treated with contempt. Mr. Joseph Parry reported that the Com- mittee should have eight horses out, three on hire, five with farmers improving. There were four tractors out ploughing, and two threshing machines; but one of the men was leaving the employ of the Committee as lie had been engaged by a farmer nearer home. Labour was in a critical state in the district, many farmers being unable to get farm servants. The question of getting men from the army came forward. The Chairman said arrangements had been made by one farmer to get a man home from France. The authorities wrote asking for his name, promising to release him, and the farmer received a reply that the man had been killed in France three weeks pre- viously. Mr. D. J. Morgan said the Government agreed with the Committee as to the advis- ability of having a spare part depot at Lam- peter for threshing machines and tractors The difficulty, however, was that they had no spare parts with which to fill the depot. (Laughter). Mr. D. J1 Morgan explained that fifty-five men were to be discharged from the army for agricultural work in the county, and any farmer who wished to have a man for a short time could have a man from France, who would have two months furlough.
DEVIL'S BRIDGE. On Wednesday evening week, at St. lago Church, a meeting was held to consider whether a testimonial should be given to the Rev. E. M. Davies. on his departure. It was agreed to make a presentation to Mr. Davies, and Messrs Gwilym, Stores, and D J. Lewis, Bc-tcoll, were appointed secretary and treasurer. The col- lectors wen-e Misses Rachel, Anne Daviesi, Dolau, and Lizzie Anne Jones, Tynlone, and Mrs. Matthew Evans, eLlaneithr. For Eglwys Newydd Miss M. A. Davies, Cae Meirch, was selected.
THERE IS SOMETHING IN QUININE JJITTERF Q W ILYM EVANS' THAT ALWAYS DOES ME GOOD." So wrltec a grateful patient. YES. THAT IS THE SECRET!" CWILV8 ElN" QUININE BITTERS Is scientifically prepared by qualified Chemists. It is Nature's Great Restorer and Natural Stimulant. For over 40 years it has acted like a charm. When you feel run down. When there is a lack of cheerfulness. When there is want of go. When there is a feeling of misery and helpless- ness, as to be almost unbearable. There never was a time when it was more neces- sary to be well and keep well. Do not resort to alcoholic stimvAants and their depressing after effects. The strength of all spiftts is reduced, and the price far and away beyond the reach of most people. Take CWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTER8 It will take away the craving for alcohol. It will save you pounds in doctors' bills. Notice the effect upon your health. How much better you will feel in the morning and in the evening, when the day's work is done. You will then enjoy your food and your labour will be a pleasure. It is Nature's Cure for Anaemia, Neuralgia, and Sleeplessness. It will purify the blood and stimulate the cir- culation. It will assist and promote digestion and im- prove the appetite. It braces the nerves and fortifies the muscles. It rouses the sluggish liver and thus enlivens the spirits. It removes all impurities and obstructions from the human body and gives tone to the whole system. There is no Better Tonic that. you can take in the spring and summer. Remember there is only one -germne CWILYM EVANS' QUININE ftTTER^ and insist upon having it. Sold everywhere in bottles at 3s. and 5s.—a great saving by taking the larger size. Will be sent carriage paid on receipt of P.O. from the Sole Proprietors- QUININE BITTERS MANUFACTURING CO., Limited. -=-
BY SPADE-WORKER. LOOKING FORWARD. Potatoes are very badly diseased this year, and it is necessary frequently to look through them with the object of removing those that are unsound. This is true only of the maincrop varieties, and of the second earlies to some extent. I am more than ever convinced that it pays to grow more earlies and fewer late or maincrop sorts. My first earlies are still sound, and I have not yet come to the end of them, whereas the late tubers are badly diseased, and many have to be wasted. There is another advantage in growing early potatoes—you can always dig them in fine weather, with the result that they dry perfectly before feeing stored. This year, for instance, most of us had to dig our late potatoes in bad weather, the result being that on heavy land they were covered with wet soil that made drying' and storing difficult. Therefore I strongly ad- vise allotment-holders to grow more early and second early potatoes—those which can be harvested in July and August. Seed tubers of the first carlies ought to be ordered at once. VALUE OF POUTRY MANURE. When properly treated poultry manure is of the greatest value to the allotment- holder it forms, in fact, a guano the equivalent of which would be costly to pur- chase. Let me, then, advise all allotment- holders who kec;> fowls to take great care of the manure. It is a mistake to apply it to the soil, and especially in winter, just as it is taken from the fowl-shed. The correct way is to keep it under cover and to treat 1 it as shown in the accompanying sketches. ?Dw;i-ma-nA(rL- l/ry soil the h&o well muted I Making the Most of Poultry Manure. [ By mixing the manure with a;bout an equal quantity of line, dry soil, and turning the heap over occasionally, you will have a valuable fertiliser suitable for application to various allotment crops in spring. CHRISTMAS SALAD. Those who, as advised last spring, sowed a row of chicory may now set about obtain- ing an appetising winter salad. The roots are, of course, fully developed, and a few of the best should be lifted—the leaves being twisted off—and planted in a deep box of soil; the soil should reach almost to the tops of the roots If water is given as required and the box is placed in any warm, dark place, the roots will soon start into growth, and when about 8in. long the tops are ready to cut. PROFITABLE PLUMS. I find that in view of tne probability of a fixed tenure of allotments, or of the provi- sion of other land if neeesary, the subject of fruit-tree planting is discussed with con- siderable interest. It is most important to choose suitable varieties, for some, especially of plums, are more reliable than others. Victoria is the heaviest cropper of all, but it is very liable to silver leaf disease. Other splendid sorts are Pond's Seedling, Monarch, Czar, and Early Prolific. All these are cook- ing plums, though when ripe they are good enough for eating. Of dessert plums suit- able to grow as bushes or standards the best are Denniston's Superb, Jefferson, and Oullin's Gage. PRIZE WINNING HINTS. The new book, "Allotment Gardening: A Complete Guide," is awarded, to Mr. T. F. Jones for his notes and sketch on the season- 1 able subject of draining an allotment. Draining the Allotment; Open out the path at A 9in. deep, then the path at B 18in. deep, and insert a small pipe to prevent soil falling in the main drain. Next open out the path from A to B, and fill in with stones and pieces of brick, covering these with 2in. or 3in. of soil. If there is no main drain sink an old bin at B, below the level of the drain.
PRIZE COMPETITION FOR ALLOT. I MENT HOLDERS. Every week two prizes are offered for the be6t allotment hint or recipe. The prizea consist of useful gardening books. Al! Pa. tries for this competition must be addressed "Spadeworker," care of Editor of this pajier. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. F. P. W.—The salt may be used on vacant ground now at the rate of loz. per square yard or 21b. per rod. E.A.B.—Basic slag is an excellent fer- tiliser, especially for heavy land. It should be applied now at the rate of 5oz. or 6oz. per square yard it is a slow-acting fertiliser, and should therefore be used in autumn. W. E. B.—There is not much difference, so far as their season of use is concerned, between apples Lord Grosvenor and Stirling Castle. If these are too early choose Golden Shire, ready in October. I should rely upon Golden Shire, Lord Derby, and Bram- y. J. D.—The bed you have prepared ought certainly to grow good onions. Save all your soot and wood ashes for use in spring. Red cabbage needs rich, deeply dug ground. Prepare as for the onions, but omit the second lot of manure. n Spadeworker" is open to give practical advice, free of charge, to readers of this paper. Replies will be 6ent by post if a etamped addressed envelope is enclosed. Address your inquiries to "Spadeworker," care of Editor.
Rheumatism? But Why? Just Read This! The pains, aches, swelling and stiffness can he stopped icithin ten minutes■ One bath in hot saltrated water is guaranteed to prove this to-night, or your chemist is authorised to return mony in full to-morrow morning, im- mediately and without a single question. Over a million packets of Reudel bath saltrat-es have been sold to date, .•very one with the mOlley back Guarantee enclosed■ Thou- sands used by soldiers of all the Allied Forces. Avoid the inconvenience and heavy expense of a visit to some famous hot spring to enjoy baths in medicatod and oxygenated water, similar both in composition and effects to that produced by merely d saving in plain hot water a handful of Reudel bath saltrates, which all chemists keep in stock ready put up in packets of- convenient sizos and selling at very low prices. a445 I •
Y\ 'IPS I TAKE CAREr r I OF YOUR SKIN. I Jl A FEW moments,- In a 1 morning, noon and night, spent in4 I ill //< £ ?/1 applying the new toil- It wLb I et cream, Ven-Yusa, to the face, neck, and lull | —^(l hands, will accomplish B Ven-Yusa is quite a new ■ W 1 H discovery, and by liberating ■ U I B oxygen into the pores does the ■ 9 m B s^n both immediate and lasting I IB fl good. While making the pores I I 1 fl breathe" properly — thus ■ iff B preventing spots and blemishes ■ | fl B —Ven-Yusa provides the com- fl t fl plexion with much-needed and fl 1 fl natural help to resist the fl fl damaging strain of war-work fl I and exposure to the raw, cold fl weather. fl Every touch of Ven-Yusa fl fl means a beautifying, refreshing fl fl and rejuvenating "oxygen-bath" I I for the skin. Begin the fl I Ven-Yusa habit to-day. I ■ 11- a jay, at all Chcmists and DYI Stores, 0. H H from C. E. Fulford, Ltd., Leeds. ■ II, A A COAL ECONOMY. SAVE COAL.—Send your washing to the Aberystwyth Steam Laundry, lannels, Blankets, Curtains, etc., carefully laundered. Carpets beaten and cleaned. Aberystwyth Steam Laundry, MILL STREET. Carts call anywhere G. H LIPTROT, Proprietor.
Shell Fish Industry. EXPERIMENTS IN THE CLEANSING OF MUSSELS. The report of the Superintendent of the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries for the quarter ended September 30th, 1918, stites that the weight of shell fish landed during that period in Aberdovey was 129 cwts., compared with 13 cwts. the same period in 1917; Pwllheli, 16, compared with 87. The value of the shell fish landed at Aberdovey was £ 58. The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, with regard to the mussel-clean-ing tanks at Bar- mouth and Aberdovey, condemns the tanks as unsuitable. The Board have for years past carried out experments at Conway, the object of which is to cleanse mussels of certain bacteria associated with sewage pollution. At Aberdovey and Barmouth the local industries are not worth the expenditure of large sums of money, so the Committee decided to allow the mussels to undergo a natural process of i cleansing in sea water in receptacles of simple plan specially constructed for the pi rpose. At Conway sterilized water, which has been chemically treated, is used for cleansing pur- poses and it is claimed that a very pure product I is the result. At Aberdovey and Barmouth ordinary sea water is the cleansing medium, and while it is not claimed to have killed the last bacterium, the mussels are cleansed suf- ficiently to render them safe for human con- sumption. If there were any improvements that could be carried out at a reasonable ex- pense, the Superintendent advised the Com- mittee to agree. It had been the custom at the Barmouth and Aberdovey tanks to accept mussels from any part of the estuary, and, consequently, the supervision of the gathering' of the mussels was unnecessary. He suggested that the Committee should instruct the bailiffs net to accept mussels for the tanks when such mussels had been gathered near the sewage outfalls: the distance to be decided upon by the Superintendent. The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries had made no examination of either the water or the mussels in the estuaries of the Dovey and Mawddach. The tank at Barmouth has been worked since 1st Novem- ber, 1916, and that at Aberdovey since 1st November, 1917, on a voluntary arrangement with the fishermen and so far without com- plaints from any of the inland authorities to which the mussels are sent
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j LLANON. At the end of last week the news was re- ce.ved that- Pte. Evan Edward J. Morris, Felin- for, who was on active service in Italy, had succumbed to an attack of Dneuinonia follow- ing an attack of influenza. Great sympathy is for the 0tlier and fami4- in 1 J eir loss. Another victim of pneumonia fohoving influ- enza is ;\1aLr Herbert Alban Moyd, sen of the Rev. and Mrs. Lloyd, Taliaris "V ;carage, Lhan- dilo, who died on Friday at. Lampeter at the age of fourteen years. He was till last, August a pupil at Llinon Council School, and resided with his uncle (Mr. Evan Lloyd, Maesgwynne I Farm). At the time of his death he was a pupil d St. David's School. I Anxious to Help Others.
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