BICENTENARV. 1710-1910.' SUN FIRE OFFICE FOUNDED 17x0. THE OLDESl INSURANCE OFFICE IN THE WORLD. sus nip-ne, Insurances effected on the following risks FIRE DAMAGE. Resultant Loss of Rent and Profits. Employers' Liabilit. Personal Accident. Workmen's Compensa- Sickness & Disease, tion, including Fidelity Guarantee, Accidents to Burglary, Domestic Servants. Plate Glass. 1926 CHOICEST NUTS & MILK MAKE OUR MAYCO MARGARINE AND IT IS Sold at j l^ a lb., j With this Doubled Overweight: lib. extra given free with each ilb. ilb. „ )t jib. ilb. > M >>* ilb. Ask for "MAYCO" MARGARINE sold only by Maypole Dairy Co., Ltd., Ui The LARGEST RETAILERS of Choicest Quality BUTTER, TEA and MARGARINE in the Kingdom. Manchester House, Station -rd., COLWYN BAY i, Russell Buildings, High-street, RHYL; 96, Mostyn-street, LLANDUDNO mbotr). Over 650 Branches now open. 20 ——————————— — Established 1884. THOMAS DAVIES Wheelwright and Coach Builder, Waggon, Van, Cart and Lurry Builder, ABERGELE ROAD, —— COLWYN BAY. —— Mangle Rollers uf the best Maple Wood supplied and fitted at the lowest rates. Wheelbarrows for Contractors and Farmers. ESTIMATES FREE. TERMS MONTHLY. T. T. ROBERTS. PENMAENMAWR, Family Grocer & Provision Dealer. GENUINE HOME-MADE BREAD DAILY. Home-cured Hams, Bacon, and Wiltshire Smoked. Sole Agent for Lord Vernon Butter. Homer's Devonshire Cream and Cream Cheeses. Sole Agent for W. & A. Gilbey s Wines and Spirits. Purity and Genuineness guaranteed on the labels. (Frice list of 330 varieties on Application to the Agent). Ale and Porter Stores. In Firkins, Pins, and BottleF. T4,leobone No. 8. 26 DAVIES BROTHERS 2F RETAILE BUTCHERS. Only the Primest Quality of Meat Supplied. Windsor House, Abergele Road, COLWYN BAY, AND AT DOUGHTY BUILDINGS, Coaway Road. Tel. No. 95. Telephone No. 17. Telegraphic Address Davies Bros, Colwyn Bay. 468 Colwyn Bay Golf Club, Sporting 9 Hole Course, situated above Pwllycrochan Woods Comfortable Club House. Luncheons and Refreshments pro- vided. Golfing Requisites stocked. Steward and Professional—L. GREEN. Subscriptions-Per Annum. £ s. d. £ s. d. Honorary Members. 1 1 o & o 10 o Resident Members Ladies 1 1 o Gentlemen 2 2 o Country Members, Ladies or Gentle- men 1 1 o Visitors, 25. per day, 55. per week. is. Half-day Tickets issued after 1 o'clock. Mr. D. Mason Peacock, Hon. Sec, 30 The Club House. Colwyn Bay. Cerdd-Drysor y Plant. I CASGLIAD O DONAU at wasanaeth y Band of Hope, yr Ysgol Sul, a'r Gymanfa. Pris, 2g. Telerau Gostyngol i Ysgolion Sabbothol, &c. Cyhoeddedig ac i'w gael gan Mri. R. E. Jones a'i Frodyr, Swyddfa'r Weekly News," Conwy. t T? TI) A r r Motor and General f .L • -D/x 1 1 Engineer, Millwright, Iron & Brass Founder, Reliance Works, CONWAY. Marine Motors supplied & installed, Sparking Plugs, Batteries, Coils, &c. Sole Agent for the BROOKE MARiSE MOTOR. Machinery, Motors, Cars, &c., Repairs a Speciality. New Lawn Mowers supolied from 15s. Any make repaired to cut equal to new. Steam. Gas and Oil Engines, Pumps, Heating Apparatus. Hydraulic Rams, and other Machinery supplied and fixed. Motor, Gas, and other Oils at lowest prizes. Strict personal attention given to all orders. Telegrams Ball, Conway." Moderate Charges.
Colwyn Bay Women's Liberal Association. THE POLITICAL SITUATION DISCUSSED. GROWING EXPENDITURE ON PRE- PARATIONS FOR WAR. HOW SOCIAL REFORM IS HAMPERED. Mrs. Byles, the distinguished lady who is President of the National Women's Liberal Association Executive, was the principal speaker at a public meeting held in the I Lecture Hall, Colwyn Bay, on Thursday evening, under the auspices of the Colwyn Bay Women's Liberal Association. Dr. Morris Jones very capably presided over a fair attendance, which would un- doubtedly have been larger were it not for I two circumstances. In the first place the weather was certainly discouraging, and, secondly, the mcle Liberals of the district did not realise that the meeting was a public" one, and not for ladies only. However, the mere men may find satisfaction in learning that the meeting got on very well indeed in their absence and was in every respect a success. The Chairman made an appropriate speech in welcoming Mrs. Byles. The political situation, he said, was at all times interest- ing to many of them, but there were certain periods in the history of the country when the political situation was not only interest- ing but very grave, and the nation seemed to be passing through such a period at the present time. Alluding to the position occu- pied by Mrs. Byles, he said that in these days, if one desired to know anything of the inner side of politics, he must consult, not the National Liberal Association but the Women's L'beral Association. (Laughter, and hear, hear.) SIR HERBERT AND LADY ROBERTS. Mrs. Byles, who was cordially received, spolie with some difficulty, albeit with never-failing charm, in consequence of hav- ing caught a severe cold. After having made a lengthy tour in sunnier Southern climes she encountered the severe November gale, ar.d thus contracted a chill. "I must apolo- gise," she said, for speaking like a croak- cri ing raven—(laughter),—but I can assure you that I shall have no croaking in my words and no croaking in my thoughts." (Hear, hear.) Liberals could not croak at a n'oment like this. Their hearts were high, especially after the news from South Shields and Walthamstow. (Applause.) Whatever might be the feelings on the other side, Liberals at any rate did not care how soon an appeal was made to the country. Cer- tainly they did not care in that great con- stituency, with their admirable Member and his equally admirable wife. She thought they knew as Liberals that they were safely entrenched in that seat. She very much wished that Lady Roberts had been able to attend—(hear, hear)—but that was impossi- ble, owing to another engagement, as Lady Roberts had explained in a very charming letter to the speaker. She would like them to know, Mrs. Byles added, how high Sir Herbert and Lady Roberts stood in the estimation of Liberals, not only in that divi- sion, but throughout the country. (Hear, hear.) No one would more deeply deplore the retirement of Lord Morley from the India Ofiice than Sir Herbert, who had proved himself an expert on India in the House of Commons. Very few men had so thorough- ly mastered the complica/ted problems asso- ciated with the good government of India, and no one in the House had supported more consistently the great reforms advo- cated by Lord Morl £ y. It would be a diffi- cult task to find a competent successor to Lord Morley, but whoever was chosen, no doubt Sir Herbert would do his best in the future, as in the past, for the success of a true Liberal policy ;n India. (He-ar, hear.) The speaker next dealt with the wonderful progress which is being made throughout the country by the National Women's Liber- al Association, which she said was advanc- ing by leaps and by bounds, notably in con- stituencies in the South of England which until recently had been regarded as Tory strongholds. The examples she cited of the devotion displayed by women Liberal work- ers under ad-verse conditions were truly in- spiring. At Cohvyr. Bay, she said, they be- longed to a Liberal constituency which had never been anything else. "We don't cxpect anything else from Wales," she added—but, neverthel-ess she hoped they would have a vigorous Association there, especially at a time when they had such splendid Liberal leaders as the Chancellor of the Exchequer. (Hear, heir.) Although everything was so favourable to the Liberal party at the pre- sent time, they had to keep their lamps trimmed and burning. London was ringing with all sorts of rumours about Cabinet changes, and ro one seemed to know what would be the upshot of it all. Only one thing ceemed certain—the General Election was off for the present. (Laughter.) South Shields and Walthamstow had rather damped the Tory ardour for a General Elec- tion. (Laughter.) But Liberals must not rely upon that, they must not relax their efforts on behalf of the principles they held so dear, among them Free Trade. Free Trade was vital to the home. Perhaps the women knew most about that subject, be- cause they had the spending of the money for the purpose of keeping the home going, and their daily experience showed them how essential was Free Trade tc the home happi- ness of the people of this country. (Hear, hear.) But she was not going to occupy their time by dealing at length with the arguments for and against the Free Trade policy. It would be flogging a dead horse to begin talking about Tariff Reform in Colwyn Bay. (Laughter.) Mrs. Byles was splendid in her treatment of the principles of the Budget and the national benefits which will flow from it, and her humorous hits at the wealthy people who are crying aloud against Form IV. were most effective. nd created much amusement. She made it quite clear that the sole aim of the Budget was to ensure that the possessors of great accumulated wealth should bear a fair share of the burden of taxation What these wealthy people objected to was not so much the amount of the new taxes but the fact that they must disclose the value which they put upon their land. HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT. I Mr. Lloyd George had pointed out a strik- ing fact in connection with the Budget. Out oi ever/ sovereign contributed from the new taxes, no less than ten shillings had to be spent on the Dreadnoughts for which the wealthy clashes had been clamouring. It was an appalling and senseless thing that England, Germany and other European nations were competing in a mad race towards national bankruptcy by squandering so much monev in preparation for war. England was the greatest sinner in this re- spect during the last ten years we had in- creased our expenditure on battleships by 59 per cent. and this policy had been pro- vocative to the other nations. It was not the common people who wanted Dread- noughts it was the rich people who demanded them because they had so much property to be guarded, and -it was they who should bear the cost. It would be more creditable to the nation to pay less attention to warlike preparations and to devote more attention to improving the social and moral life of the people. While on this subject the speaker touched upon Mr. Lloyd George's scheme of insurance against sickness and uernployment, and said that in this connec- tion, at any rate, there would be no disfran- chisement of women. Liberals must not go to sleep on the ques- tion of excessive expenditure on armaments, on the demand for more soldiers and sailors and forced military cervice. She hoped that conscription would never commend itself to the people of this country. Anyone who had travelled in Europe, and realised how con. scription was a curse upon the lives of those nations, would shrink with horror from the idea of inflicting it upon our own people. ,^ther ™att«rs wer« touched upon, hfmfncinl" af*u<le of the Tories toward* 2 1+ Pcle+V°f democratic government axid dTfy„of nation to restrict the veto of tho House or Lords, and in conclusion she the movement in favour of votes for women. Mr. R. Thomson, J.P., whom the Chair- man alluded to as a Liberal warrior," pro- posed a vote of thanks to Mrs. Byles. In doing so he dealt with several of the ques- tions of the day, and showed how the ex- penditure on warlike materials was hind- ering social reform. He also, as an old member of the Peace Society, condemned in vigorous fashion the various movements which he described as existing to familiarise the people of this country with the idea that such enormous expenditure was necessary and inevitable. There was, he said, the National Service League, which, with other institutions, was claiming that the peace of the world could only be secured and main- tained by huge expenditure on war mater- ials. A greater fallacy and a greater piece of hyprocisn was neveT put before the people 01 this country than to degrade and de- moralise the minds of the people with that idea. (Hear, hear.) Miss Lewis seconded the voce, which was heartily carried. I DISESTABLISHMENT. Mrs. Byles, in responding, said she had expected, not a vote of thanks, but a vote of censure for having omitted to deal with one subject which was a burning question in Wales, that of Di.-rcstablishment. But she had purposely left that out because she felt it would be an impertinence on her part to come into a great Welsh constituency and talk about Disestablishment. That," she added, is settled. You are going to have that religious freedom which vou demand and deser-'i." (Applause.) On the proposal of Mrs. Byles, seconded by Miss Sugdrn, Dr. Morris-Jones was thanked for his efficient services in the chair.
0 win • m Colwyn Bay Musical Season. PAVILION ORCHESTRA AND ARTISTES. ARE THERE TO BE HIGH-CLASS CONCERTS NEXT YEAR? An informal drawing-room meeting was given by Mactame Riviere on Thursday in reference to the above subject, and was at- tended by a representative and encouraging gathering of ladies. Among those present were Mrs. Gamble, Mrs. Crosfield, Mrs. Harris-Jones, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Hammond, Mrs. Sorby, Mi's. John Jones (Dinarth Hall), Miss Hainsworth, Miss Meyer, Miss Mor- ris (Meadowcroft), Mrs. Saunderson, Mrs. Fleet, Miss Lloyd, &c. It may be explained at the outset that Madame Riviere has no pecuniary interest whatsoever in the Pier Company, but is taking up the concert question purely in the interests of Colwyn Bay as a seaside resort and from a sense of duty to the mem- ory of her late husband, whose distinguish- ed name appears on the facade of the Pa- vilion. Madame Riviere ait the outset read cor- respondence which had taken place with the Pier Directors and referred to the very largely signed petition which had been pre- sented to them. In (acknowledging the peti- tion, the Secretary (Mr. Fred C. Burgess) wrote My Directors ask you to kindly inform the petitioners that during the past nine years they have provided high-class concerts and artistes, at a large outlay, with the re- sult that there has been no revenue earned to pay the shareholders any return on the large amount of capital invested. Last year- it was suggested, by a con- siderable number of patrons, that there should be provision made for entertainments of a light and 'bright character for those who do not care about concerts. Wishful to meet the requirements of all, my Direc- tors decided to provide for both concerts and entertainments, the one to be held in the Pavilion, and the other at the Pier head. Unfortunately, there were very few nights during the whole season when this arrange- ment could be carried out, owing to the ex- traordinarily unfavourable weather. In order that neither those who preferr- ed concerts nor those who preferred a var- iety entertainment should be disappointed, my Directors decided that one part of the programme should be a concert and the other part variety. Needless to say, this was carried out at a very heavy cost, and, unfortunately, at a very serious loss to the Company. My Directors, having met the wishes ex- pressed by their patrons in every way, and the support being so disappointing, have reluctantly and regretfully decided to com- mence the concerts next year in the last week of July, and continue them to the middle or end of September. This decision has not been come to hastily—it is* based on the experience of the past 10 years. Two years ago my Directors, in a circular, point- ed out that unless a considerably larger number of season tickets were taken up by the residents than there had been in the past, they could not run the concerts from Easter. Relying on the promises made to take up season tickets, the concerts were given from Easter as usual, and the sup- port was most disappointing. I am sorry to have troubled you with this long explanation to transmit to the peti- tioners, but my Directors feel that they ought to know how difficult it is to win universal satisfaction." In the course of her remarks Madame Ri- viere pointed out that it was essential for the progress and reputation of Colwyn Bay that high-class orchestral and vocal con- certs should be the principal entertainment feature of the (town. Colwyn Bay must have a grand orchestra that would compare favourably with that of other seaside re- sorts. It was the duty, and to the personal advantage, of every resident, rich or poor, to support music with its elevating influ- ence. What was the use of advertising the town and proclaiming its beauties and its climate if there was not a supply of music such as they could be proud of. The pro- vision of such music would be a boon to the visitors, would .induce them to prolong their slay and to come more frequently, and thus would bring prosperity and the right class of people. It was unfortunately the case, as there was only too good reason for saying, that amongst artistes and visitors Colwyn Bay was gaining the reputation of being a non-musical town." This was a state of affairs which must be altered in the town's own irrterest, and it could be done. She was empowered to state that if liberal support was given by the taking of advance season tickets the Directors would do all that was possible for the carrying out of the scheme to a successful issue, and would open the concert season on the Thursday before Easter. She would herself have much pleasure in superintending the concert arrangements if that was agreeable to the townspeople. It was important that a decision should be reached quickly, be- cause if first-class artistes were going to be engaged it was essential that not a moment of time should be lost. Regarding the prices charged for season tickets, she point- ed out that a lounge ticket worked out at about three halfpence per concert, which was certainly not an unreasonable demand upon the resources of sthe inhabitants of such a wealthy town. A discussion followed, and certain de- cisions arrived at. It was decided, for ex- ample, that the Directors be asked to raise the prices of a certain number of lounge tickets to £ 2 2s., which, should earih be transferable to members of the holder's family or own visiting friends. The ordin- ary lounge tickets at 25s. each should not be (transferable. There should be second seat tickets at 25s., transferable under the same conditions as the first seat tickets at £ 2 2s. As a condition of taking advance season tickets on these terms it was stipul- lated that the concerts should be started on the Thursday before Easter. Names of ladies prepared to purchase sea- son tickets were then taken, with the result that the promises amounted to upwards of £ 30. This is in addition to the promises representing £ 70 previously obtained by Miss Lloyd. It will be seen that the ladies of the town have done their full share towards the suc- cess of next year's musical season, and now 1t?ams *or the gentlemen to do theirs bv exhibiting the same public spirit. 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Colwyn Bay Failures. A DRAPER'S STRUGGLES. At the Bangor Bankruptcy Court on Thurs- day, before Mr. Registrar Glynne Jones, Mr. Tobias, assistant official receiver, applied that the examination of Richard Evans, cycle agent, Valley, Anglesey, be closed. The application was acceded to. A COLWYN BAY CARTER. George II. Russell, of Rhiw-road, Colwyn Bay, on gross liabilities of £121 showed a deficit of k-89. He said that his .failure was due to bad seasons, want of employment, aud ill-health 01 wife and children. He was thirty-four years of age, had been a carter for eighteen months, for two summers before that a coaching tout, before that a bar- man, and before that a butler. He had never had any business of his own or any capital. I The Official Receiver said the landlord's ) claim being greater than the value of the debtor's goods, he had declined to give an undertaking, and the landlord had distrained, and it was not expected that there would be any surplus. The bankrupt had kept no books of account, and said he had been insolvent for five years. He admitted that he was formerly a betting man, and had been fined £ 10 18s. 6d. for street betting. Questioned as to furniture, he denied knowledge, but said his wife knew more about it than he did. He did not know where certain articles were now. Mr. Tobias: Do you expect me to believe that?—It's true, on my oath. The Registrar: Were these questions asked at the preliminary examination? Mr. Tobias Yes. The Registrar (to debtor) Have you made ,any inquiries since?—No. Why —Because mv wife would not tell me if I did. He was ordered to question his wife on the subject when she got better. The examina- tion was closed subject to the Official Re- ceiver being supplied with information as to the furniture referred to. THE ELITE BAZAAR COMPANY." James Richards, trading under the above title at Colwyn Bay, appeared with gross liabilities of £688, of which Z639 were ex- pected to rank. He set his deficiency down at £361, and said his failure was due to poor trade, heavy expenses, and loss on unsale- able goods. Richards, who is 45 years of age, had carried on business at Colwyn Bay since 1907. Before that he lived at Canning- road, Colwyn Bay, and let apartments. When he started at Colwyn Bay he had about f450 free capital, in addition to in- vestments in Walsall to the extent of about £650. Replying to Mr. Tobias, the debtor said his wife did not make much out of the apart- ment letting— £ 6 one reason and £ 1 c another and so on. The Official Receiver said the Elite Bazaar house and shop was held 'or fi H years on a lease at a yearly rent of ^65 to- the first two years and £ 70 afterwards. Tin debtor said he had paid all rent, rates, anc taxes. The furniture in the house, printing machines Lnd type, arid the shop fixtures. admitted originally to be the debtor's pro- perty, were now claimed by the wife under a receipt for £ 320 n settlement of money borrowed and not repaid. The debtor estimated his stock at £ 300 Replying to Mr. Tobias, the debtor said he carried out the lease art Colwyn Bay on behalf of his wife, because she was deaf. He carried on printinp at Colwyn Bay, but more as a hobby than as part of his business. Questioned as to the receipt mentioned above, the debtor said he had received Z320 of his wife's moneys during a period extend- ing from 1902, when he received £ 300. She received the money under her mother's will. It was handed to her by the solicitor to the estate, Mr. Evans, of Walsall, and the next day was deposited in the bank to the debt- or's credit. That was because they had only one account, but the money was always re- cognished as his wife's. The receipt was subsequently given to his wife on the advice of Mr. Evans. That was in 1908. He was at that time in a position to pay all his debts. He considered he was solvent, even at the time of filing And do you consider you are solvent now? —Well, I don't know the law on that point, but the statement of affairs wants correcting. One of the items requiring correction was £ 400 put down as cost price which really ought to be £ 713. He nad been struggling with accounts for the last 12 months." Mr. Tobias: Sales by auction were not your legitimate business? The Registrur: We must bear in mind, you know that it is customary, especially in watering places, for tradesmen to hold sales at the end of the season. Mr. Tobias said it was a novelty for tradesmen to do this. Clearance sales, of course, were different things. The Registrar: I don't think much of that point. It is customary for tradesmen of the highest character and standing to have sales. The examination was closed.
Cefn Nurseries, Vale-of Conway. MESSRS. A. JENKINSON AND SONS' NEW CATALOGUE. Messrs. A. Jenkinson and Sons, the well- known nurserymen, seedsmen, florists and fruiterers, whose Cefn Nurseries are at Tal- ycafn, on the Denbighshire side of the fertile Vale of Conway, are to be congratulated upon the appearance and contents of their new catalogue. This booklet, full of interest and information to garden-lovers, is practi- cally three times the size of that issued last autulim-a significant indication of their in- creasing business In the meantime, also, they have enlarged their shop in Abergele- road, Colwyn Bay, until it has become one of the leading establishments of an ad- mittedly enterprising town. Additional in- terest is lent to the well-printed catalogue by the illustrations, which include pictures of rosebeds first season after planting (part of the five hundred supglied to one customer) water lilies, background of Anemone Japon- ica Alba and Tritomas, &c., giving a very striking effect; rose Madame Abel Chate- nay one of the firm's tomato houses, 200 feet by 20 feet, for supply of fresh picked fruit for their Colwyn Hay shop; bed of carnation, Ruby Castle,' for supply of cut blooms to Colwyn Bay shop views of the romantic scenery surrounding the Nurseries gardeners cutting flowers for the Colwyn Bay shop a bed o! White Pet roses; Narcissus Horsefieldii, planted in the grass in an orchard, producing a charming effect in the early spring. Messrs. Jenkinson state that their stock this year has made excellent growth and is in fine condition for removal. The Nurseries, 35 acres in extent, are situ- ated on the banks of the Con way River on exposed ground, and consequently the stock is very hardily grown, and being regularly transplanted, takes up a good mass of fibrous roots, which enable them to thrive in any reasonable position. "Our advice is at the service of customers, and on receipt of particulars of sites, soil, and purposes for which plants are required, we shall be pleased to advise if such are suitable; if other varieties would do better, or if selec- tion is left to us, we will try our best to send only such as will prove satisfactory. It is our desire to plea^-e, and to see all stock sent out by us continue to thrive after it is off OUT hands, and consider a satisfied cus- tomer's recommendations the best advertise- ment. Our saTes last year were far ahead of previous years, so we conclude that our stock is giving satisfaction." In a future issue we hope to give parti- culars of scille of the best features, including the glorious roses—of the successful Nurser- ies so efficiently conducted by Messrs. Jenkinson. Meantime, we urge all lovers of flowers to send or the new catalogue, which is an artistic production, and replete with useful suggestions.
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ALL RIGHTS RESERVEO. FARM, FIELD AND GARDEN, By BOAZ. -+-- WINTERING STOCK. Milking cows should be kept in warm, rell-ventilated buildings, which should be deaned out three times daily. The water :hey drink should be of not less than 45 deg. ;emperature. Bullocks put up to feed, do Jest in loose boxes with plenty of straw for Jedding. Calves should be kept separately .n a email pen until they are 14 days old, md then placed in a large covered yard. They should have bran, crushed oats, and lay to eat. The secret of rearirg calves is jo let them have plenty of fresh air and xercise. It is most important to keep the salves dry during the winter time, for if they lie about on wet straw they can not thrive well Stalls with fal e lott-iiis are to be recommended, as they allow all the stale md liquid manure to fall through to the Slcor below. Yearling cattle and in-calf aeifers do best in the fields, providing the Land is dry and well-sheltered, with high, thick hedges. Their food should consist of Dat and barley straw, and sliced turnips. No manger will be reouiiel until March, when the cattle should be brought into covered yards. The straw, if any, should be raked off the grass and brought into the yard for bedding. All caitle should have a supply of rock-salt, for them to lick when so disposed. Cows which are tied up all the winter should have a run in the grass field every morning. During this exercise the sheds should be cleaned out and the beds made comfortable for the cattle to i-eturn to. Don't keep the cows waiting at the gate, but let them enter their stalls at once. Warm water, as mentioned above, is good for them, also warm food during frosty weather, for if the roots are frozen it will cause a great falling off in the milk. I THE VEGETABLE GARDEN. The autumn-sown crops will require thinning. Where the onions are very thick some may be drawn out for present use; young onions always come in useful for flavouring. Others may be transplanted to form large bulbs next year. Weeds should not be permitted to grow anywhere. The thinnings of winter spinach may be trans- planted, if more is required. This is a delicious vegetable, and may generally be relied upon to stand the winter. Broccoli plants are rather full of sap now, and will be safer if they are laid down with the heads to the north. Apply a dressing of manure to asparagus beds. Rake up leaves everywhere, and lay them in a heap to fer- manure to asparagus beds. Rake up leaves everywhere, and lay them in a heap to fer- ment; they will come in useful very shortly for making hotbeds. This is a good season for preparing ground for planting apparague next spring. The soil cannot be too deep and rich for asparagus to grow in; but this is not to be taken that it requires a dung- heap to grow in. Cabbages may fitill be planted, but it will be wise to get them in without delay, and few people think of planting them in warm positions, these being generally reserved for the early potatoes, peas cauliflowers, radishes, etc., in spring. 0 THE POULTRY YARD. November is the beginning of the poultry- keeper's year. This month the early moulted hens and the early hatched pullets begin to lay, and it rests with their keeper as to whether they shall continue to lay all through the winter or not. There is no other month in all the year 60 full of pos- sibilities or opportunities to the intelligent and active poultry-keeper. By pursuing the right course now, the pullets may be made a source of profit all the winter. Opportuni- ties neglected now, will result in unprofit- able birds for the next four mom the. The firet thing to consider is that of comfort and warmth for the layers, bearing in mind that chilly, shivering hens cannot lay. The first necessity, then, is a warm fowl- house. If possible, put in large windows of glass in the south side, eo as to admit the sunshine. Make a large, roomy shed, facing the south, for a feeding place and scratch- ing pen, with a wire netting front. Let the fowls roost and lay in the warm house, keep- ing them there on extremely cold days, but in ordinary weather feed them in the shod, and when mild enough let them have the range of the yard. It is well to remem- ber that during the cold weather, if hens are fed with nothing but grain, constipation will ensue and will often end in diarrhoea. Green food should be given if it can poesibly be secured, and it is only in isolated cases indeed that raw cabbages cannot be pur- chased in quantities sufficient to admit of at least two or three meals per week. ThiE is the best and cheapest green food obtain- able in the winter time. One head chopped fine or even placed in a convenient position in the coop will suffice for a large number of hens. Mangolds make an excellent change in the cold weather. ♦ ROSES: SEASONABLE HINTS. The time for planting roses is at hand, eo the ground should be at once prepared for the reception of the plants. The numberless failures in rose culture can most certainly be traced to the soil being carelessly pre- pared, or perhaps not prepared at all. The practice too frequently adopted of making a small hole in the border wherever there happens to be a vacancy, and planting therein a rose-plant is foolish. If thus hole is well examined after heavy rains have fallen, the soil is almost in the condition of mud, and the reason for this is not far to seek. By digging such a hole and leaving the surrounding soil unmoved, the surplus water will naturally drain to the loosened portion, and unless the land drainage iis per- fect, the 1 ts of the newly planted rose-tree will be found almost rotten, caused by this excessive moisture. Fresh ground, there- fore, should be found for such choice varieties as the grower may wish to add to his collection, and this new ground should be immediately trenched, and, if necessary, drained. The value of trenched land will be evident after a prolonged drought. Plants growing on such land will flourish and do well in spite of the drought. Trenched laud affords a freer root-run, also the soil being loose the air and moisture can permeate it. On such ,it land by keeping a loose soil, evaporation can be considerably checked. When trenching do not bring to the surface the crude subsoil, but adopt the method known as Bastard trenching." Manure from the cow and pig- yard is good for roses, but that from the butcher's slaughter-house is better, whilst that from the sheep-yard is invaluable. Sewerage soil is also a grand fertilizer. FARM WORK. The lifting of the mangold crop must not be delayed any longer. These roots are very -ensitive to frost, and no man can say how long a severe snap may hold off. It has to be borne in mind, too, that we cannot pull up the roots in a field and cast them into clamps just to order. There are also wet days to be thought about when the work may not go on. A fortnight at least ought to be allowed for fermentation to go on between the time of pulling and closing in the clamps. The last breadth of tares have to be sown this month. A few acres may be put in early in the month, and final sowings made about the third week. It is better to sow a little wheat or rye with the vetches Aill-j ust enough to give support to the pulse iwhen they begin to run, and seek some object to rest on before blooming time. At this season 3i bushels of vetches and 3 or 4 gallons of rye or wheat should be sown per acre as there are many enemies about to take toll on the seed and young plants in November, December, and January. Through all these months, present sown tares will have to struggle to a certain extent for existence. Rye is perhaps better than wheat for mixing with the seed, and that for several reasons. Firstly, because it is cheaper; secondly, be- cause it is a bit more hardy to stand the winter; thirdly, it makes better forage, although wheat is eaten when green, if cut in good time, before the stems harden. Odd work on the ploughed land in November consists of draining, hedge-cutting, hedge plashing, making new fences, cleaning off litch banks, raising swedes, mangold, white turnips, and hybrids, and pushing on with ploughing when the weather permits.
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