REVIEW OF BOOKS. Horticultural.-The publication of thMr Gar. den Seed Guide for 1900 by Messrs. Toogood and Sons, the Royal Seedsmen for half a cen- tury, Southampton, will be welcomed by all gardeners, amateur and professional. This imposing Guide, which contains hundreds of accurate wood-engravings of flowers and veget- ables, appears in a strong royal purple cover, decorated with gold and with a scarlet wax seal; and it is evident that neither expense nor personal labour has been spared to make the work as artistic and useful as possible and in all respects worthy the hundred years' prestige of the house. In a prefatory letter, attention is directed to the fact that the firm still con- tinues to sell only the very best produce, new seeds of guaranteed power of germination at the lowest possible prices; and customers are assured that no order is too small or too large to have prompt anl personal care. Amongst the numerous reproductions of photographs of Toogood's various premises is one of a new and additional seed warehouse, believed to be the largest seed-store in the world. Some hundreds of recent letters from customers are published and special attention is drawn to the Toogood series of gardening manuals, which are supplied at cost, and of which tens of thousands are annually sold only on the recommendation of buyers. No less than eight pages are devoted to the novelties in flower and vegetable seeds introduced for 1900 by this eminent house. Amongst so many, it is almost invidious to select any for mention, but special notice should be given to Toogood's Empress Elizabeth Win- ter Stock, the delightful flowers of which are of the brightest imaginable shade of carmine-rose, the Toogood Mignonette, each plant of which striking novelty forms a globular bush about 24 inches in diameter, and often consisting of more than 400 flower-spikes, and Toogood's Masterpiece Pansy, with charmingly fringed petals. We should advise every reader inter- ested in horticulture to obtain a copy of this large Garden Guide, which will, we understand, be posted freely to intending purchasers.
CAMBRIAN GOSSIP. The period of depression which immedi ately succeeded the great Penrhyn Quarry strike has now been followed by one of almost unparalleled activity. All the slate quarries of North Wales are working full time, so far as the weather 'permits, and, in some cases at least, considerable difficulty is experienced in obtaining the necessary men for the work. So far prices have not advanced, except in a few isolated instances. What the New Year's lists may show must for a short time longer remain a secret care- fully guarded in the breasts of those who rule the Welsh slate market, and whose price lists form the standard for the whole industry. 00 o Can any of our readers say who is the author of the following quaint, but appro- priate epitaph which appears on the grave- stone of the late Owen Owen, engine driver (father of Mr. William Owen, Coporation Arms, Ruthin), at Corwen churchyard. We understand that the verse has been copied, and put on the gravestones of other engine drivers in different parts of the country :— His last drive is over, Death has put on the brake, His soul has been signalled Its long journey to take When death sounds its whistle The steam of life falls; And his mortal clay's shunted Till the last trumpet calls. 000 The recent discovery in London of oil paintings of John Elias and Christmas Evans, which has attracted considerable at- tention, is rivalled in interest to Bibliophiles by the discovery in Wales of a work of no little importance. It is an account of a botanical tour in Wales, written in Latin, by Thomas Johnson, and published in 1639. The book contains a dedicatory preface to Thomas Glynne, of Glynllifon, himself no mean antiquary and botanist. Glynne is represented to-day by Mrs. Gladstone, Lady Penrhyn, and the present owner of Glynlli- fon. He was an indefatigable collector of antiquities, of books, and of botanical speci- mens relating to Wales. Unfortunately, his excellent, and in a sense unrivalled collec tion was entirely destroyed by fire at Glynllifon many years ago. Johnson's book is now being translated into Welsh by the Rev. W. E. Jones (Penllyn), of Colwyn. 000 Be the above paragraph,it is not generally known that some localities in North Wales furnish specimens of plants very seldom to be met with. For instance, on one particular spot of one of the Snowdonian peaks there is an abundant supply of one of the rarest known specimens of ferns. So far as scien- tists know, this particular specimen is only to be met with in two other spots in the world-one of these being an Alpine peak, and the other one of the slopes of the Hima- layan range. And, strange to say, this par- ticular Snowdonian peak is not marked on the Ordnance Survey maps! 000 Reports which have recently appeared of the meetings of various public authorities in North Wales show that a considerable amount of dissatisfaction exists with the revised basis for county rating. This ap- pears to be especially the case in Carnar- vonshire, where the result of the latest re- vision by the county rating authority has been to add in round figures a sum of X80,000 to the ratable value of the county. It is sign ific ant-an di suggest iv e of the rapid and unexampled development of Llandudno as a health and pleasure resort-that one- fifth of the total increase for the county is saddled on to the ratepayers of that town. Another fifth has been put on to the Con- way Union outside Llandudno, a district which gives promise of rivalling Llandudno in the extent of its developments. 000 In this connection attention may be called to the very sensible step taken by the Car- narvonshire Rating Authority. At the last meeting of the committee, it was decided to invite every other rating authority in the county to meet the committee for the pur- pose of discussing the whole question of rating basis. This is right and as it should be. At present there is an immense differ- ence in the standard of assessment in dif- ferent unions, and this has made the task of the county valuers not only more difficult, but more invidious. It is hoped by means of this conference to serve two purposes-to enlighten and educate public opinion en the practical justice of the new county basis, and to bring about greater uniformity in the methods of local assessment. 000 The appointment of Mr. E. Taylor-J^nes, D.Sc., to the post of Professor of Physics at the University College of North Wales is of peculiar interest in the present stite of Welsh education. The fact that a Welsh- man should have been foulid in a position to enter into competition with well-known scientists of Scotland and England is re- markable in itself, apart from his appoint ment in preference to any of these. It is evident that if the Welsh schools and col- leges are allowed to develop in the right direction, one may expect Welshmen honou- rably to take their part in the advancement of scientific knowledge, for Mr. Jones re- ceived his training almost entirely in Wales. 000 Mr.Taylor-Jones' education was begun'at a Welsh school at Merthyr, and then he went to the University College of North Wales, Bangor, to work under Dr. Gray, whence he proceeded to Berlin, and worked in conjunc- tion with Dr. Du Bois at the Physical Insti- tute of that Univerjffcy. He was enabled to pursue his course and enter upon research work at the German Universities by means of the 2150 scholarship offered by the Royal Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851 which he won for three years. Thus throughout his whole career, Dr. Jones has made his own way, and that the result has been all that could be desired, is attested by the fact that the exceptional merit of his thesis caused the examiners of the London University to recommend his admission to the degree of D.Sc. without further test. 000 There has been a marked change of recent years in the Welsh method of observing Christmas. At one time the day was de- voted almost exclusively to religious ob- servances. Every village church had its 'Plygain,' or service before dawn, Noncon- formists frequently swelling the ranks of shivering worshippers at six o'clock in the morning. Then nearly every chapel had one or more preaching services during the day, at which it was a point of honour to put in an appearance. Now if we look over the columns of a newspaper we shall see that eisteddvodau, concerts, entertainments, and social', -gathigringii, of various kinds pre- domifi^e ii the popular observance of this general holictay. What this really signifies it is difficult io say. Some profess to see in } it a falling off in attachment to formist usages, while others are inclined to take the view that it is the natural result I of .the now far more universal facilities for hearing Gospel preaching. 000 One of the exhibits of the Welsh educa tion section of ihe Paris Exposition will he the identical peithynen' presented to Jesus College Oxford, by Iolo Morganwg, the erudite collector of the lolo MSS. nearly a century ago. The Jesus Collegw collection of exhibits is being arranged by the Rev. W. Hawker Hughes, and the peithynen' will be described, and its meaning explained hy Professor Rhys, Prin- cipal of the College. The word peithyn- en,' according to Professor Rhys, is derived from peithyn, which is the Latin pecten. The ideoiogical connection between the two words is baged on the appearance of the frame containing the four-sided staves of which the 'peithynen' con sista; That belonging to Jesus College has inscribed upon it, cut by I 10'8 own hand, the bardic alphabet which was in vogue among the Welsh bards In the 15th and 16th centuries, the alphabet of the monks, and the blind man's alphabet, which probably owes its origin to Iolo's ingenuity
4 WALES AND IMPERIALISM.' SPEECH BY MR. LLOYD-GEORGE. Mr. Lloyd-George, M.P., delivered an address on Wales and Imperialism to the members of the London Cymru Fydd Society on Tuesday night. Mr. Woodward Owen, who occupied the chair, was supported by the Rev. Owen Evans, the Rev. J. Machreth Rees, and Mr. Howell J. Williams. Mr. Lloyd-George, speaking alternately in English and Welsh, observed that the attitude of Wales towards the Empire was entirely different from that of Ireland. The Irish atti- tude was a hostile one, and he was not prepared to say that it was an unjustifiable one, but that was not the position of Wales. The British Empire was founded by Elizabeth Tudor, a Welshwoman, and the relation of Wales to the Empire was therefore, it might be said, a maternal one. What Wales objected to was that the Empire should be the monopoly of one nation-the English. He himself was enough of an Imperialist to wish to have a share in the concern. But empire was not Imperialism- that heresy of which Benjamin Disraeli was the prophet and the apostle. It behoved them to know how Wales stood with regard to the new idea. Patriotism and Imperialism were essentially different. The first meant/love of one's own land the other meant lust for other people's lands. One of the dangers of Imperia- lism, so far as regards Wales, was that it of necessity retarded its social and national pro- gress, and this in two ways-first, because it led to the selection of men to power and autho. rity on account of their views and ideas on foreign rather than on home questions; and, secondly, because it necessarily involved a complete military system to uphold it, and militarism meant national ruin. An empire run in the spirit of the new Imperialism was nothing better than a successful despotism, and was the bane and the death of right and free dom. So long as the new Imperialism held sway, Welsh reforms must Buffer. The only remedy, in his opinion, was to obtain a large measure of self-government If England was going to insist on electing statesmen to govern the country simply and purely from the Im- perialistic point of. view, it behoved Wales and Scotland and Ireland to press more urgently for the right to manage their own concerns. Wales, nevertheless, owed a duty to the Em- pire, and it should use every effort to give a right direction to Impeiial policy by insisting on tenderness towards the weak and fairness to all nations. Unfortunately, this was not the policy which had of late obtained in England, as witness the negotiations with Venezuela and more recently with the Transvaal. It was the duty of Wales to maintain a high level in in- ternational dealings, to help the Empire to walk, in Hugo's words, with its face to the dawn.' If thereby the Empire fell, it would have the satisfaction of falling on the right path-that of truth and justice (cheers).
SOMETHING FOR THE CHILDREN. When children meet at birthday and other parties, the hostesa is naturally anxious to provide the most suitable and acceptable fare. Children do not require heavy meat food, yet they need variety, and the mother do well to secure-among other appetising things—a supply of Chivers' Gold Medal Jellies. These excellent Jellies are refreshing and cooling, and also nour- ishing. Chivers' Gold Medal Jellies are flavoured with ripe fruit juices, expressed by the firm themselves from the fresh fruit. Their sale and popularity are ever increasing. It is merit that does it all, the merit that takes pains to do the best. Children like Chivers'.T ellies-there is on -doubt about that. Put it to the vote where they have been used, and the 'Ayes' have it unani- mously. The Medical Pres, after careful an- alysis, says Chivers' Jellies are tol be com- mended for the delicacy of their flavour, and for their absolute purity.' The Woman's Signal gives this testimony Chiver's Jellies can be confi. dently recommended, they are perfectly pure, absolutely clear and pleasant to look at on the table, and the flavour is simply perfect.' The Christian World says In these village indust- ries there is no room for deception. You must tarn out agenuine article if you would defy competition, and this is why the firm in question are now at the top of the tree.' Sold by Grocers and Stores in Packets-Half. pints 2d., Pints, 4-id., Quarts, Sd. A free sample will be sent on receipt of post-card. S. Chivers and Sons, Histon, Cambridge. Please mention tion this paper.
She-"Are you sure that it was a year ago to-d&y ll.&fc we were engaged, dear?' He—' Yes, I looked it up in my cheque book this morning.'
daritemng. If any reader who is in difficulty with reference to his garden, will write direct to the ad iress gi ven beneiith, his queries will be an swered, free of charge, and by return of post. —EDITOR], Some correspondents omit to add their names, or merely end with initials. In these cases it is obviously impossible to reply.—E.K T. ROSES. LIQUID MANURE. During periods of light frost good liquid manure can be freely applied to the beds. This form of fertiliser possesses many advanta- ges over solid manure, since roots cannot as- similate anything excepting liquids, while isquid manure can be supplied at any required tlime without injuring the roots. Thedr,tinings from pigstyes and cowsheds form a valuable fertilizer, as also do household sIopa. It should be borne in mindj that liquid manure ought to be applied after rain, and not when the ground is dry. The stronger the plant, the greater the quantity of mauure it requires Weakly and newly- moved plants should be gsven weak liquid manure only, and that sparingly, if at all. Probably a good deal of the value of liquid manure applied in winter is lost, but there is no doubt that much remains. During light frosts it will be found that the ground takes up the liquid like sponge, and the rosarian is thus able to fertilise the soil to a considerable depth. The overflow from a cess- pool is very suitable for roses, being seldom too strong for healthy plants. PROTECTION. After high winds it is most important to exa- mine tea roses, and replace any of the protec- ting materials that be displaced; and at the same time it is advisttble to look specially to standard trees, with a view of seeing that their supports are firm. THE KITCHEN GARDEN. HOT BEDS. Hot-beda made up during January will be very useful for forwarding early crops. Manure from highly fed horses,at livery stables is desirable, but about half the whole bulk should be bedding litter or straw. To ferment the manure, it is piled in long, shallow heaps, and kept only moderately moist by sprinklings of hot water. Each heap should be occasionally turned to break up the lumps, and promote fermentation by distributing the hot manure from fermenting parts through the mass until the whole is steaming uniformly. Next make is up into a square heap, and allow it to settle down without beating or pressing. Place the frames in position, and cover with from six to twelve inches of light, rich soil. In the course of a few days a steady heat, suitable for sowings will be obtained. The manure must be so ar- ranged as to extend for some distance beyond the edges of the frame, lest the temperature fall too low. Perhaps it is better, on the whole, to place the manure in a pit from 18 to 36 inches deep and a foot wider than the width of the frame before placing the frame over it. An inch or two of any coarse material or a permanent wall of stone or brick will prevent the manure coming into actual contact with the cold earth. Surface with a thin layer of leaf-mould and then with some five or six inches of light garden loam. When the pit method is practised, the manure must be placed in layers about six inches deep, each being well trodden down. Protective coverings, such as matting, old carpets, straw mats, etc., must be provided for hot-bed frames on every cold night, and even through the day when the weather very severe. EARLY POTATOES. Towards the end of the month pack s num- ber of sets on eid closely, one layer d p, in shallow boxes. which must be placed near the glass in a cool conservatory, or in some other light position where they will be safe from frost. Select a dry, warm, and good border, and if it be not sheltered by a wall, line it out into riigea six inches high and about two feet apart. The addition of mellow, thoroughly decayed manure and sand will be beneficial. During February sow every third or fourth row with a dwarf, hardly pea, that will serve to protect the young shaws, which must be further guarded by being earthed up directly they appear. This process Ulay be continued, leaving only the extreme tops visible, until the ridges are ten to twelve inches high. During severe weather cover with several inches of clean litter. About mid March will be found the best time to plant the sets rather shallowly in the ridges. If frames can be spared to place over the young plants, there will be much less risk of injury from frost. FORCING. Sow French beans in well drained pots, boxes or troughs placed on vacant shelves near the glass in a temperature of from 60 to 70 degrees, saladings in boxes in heat, and peas on turves under glass. ARTICHOKES, JERUSALEM. For this excellent vegetable a thoroughly- worked, deep, and friable loam is best, but the plants succeeds anywhere if the soil be honestly trenched in autumn, and left rough through the wiuter. Work in a light dressing of manure when trenching, and dibble in medium sized tubers, from four to six inches deep in rows two and a half or three feet asunder, the sets being placed from 16 to 18 inches apart in the lines Not only are artichokes a pleasant change when properly cooked, but they are practically as nutritious as potatoes. When the tubers commence growth, they become dark and dis- coloured, being then only suitable for flavouring HORSERADISH. Early in spring plant the young roots 12 in ches apart, the crowns being just beneath the surface of the soil. Those without crowns must be placed a little more deeply in the soil. Thoroughly trenched, rich, and rather moist soils, in open situations, are most to be desired. OUTDOOR SOWINGS. A few peas and mazagan beans may be sown on a warm south border, as well as some seeds of spinach, and of a long-shaped radish. Very early sowings are always exposed to risk of failure, but it is an easy and inexpensive mat- ter to re-sow, while early dishes of vegetables are so much relished that occasional succsss more than justifies such sowings. MU SHROOMS. Ridges may be made up out of doors for spawning next month. Only manure from stables where the horses are fed on corn and hard food alone should be used. The strawy litter is shaken out, and the remainder stored in a heap in a dry shed, each layer being well trodden down, and sprinkled; with water if it be in the least dry. Re.make the heap every two or three days, placing the formerly outside portions in the centre of the new bed, so that all may be equally fermented, at the same time liberally sprinkling with water if necessary. Continue thus until the manure becomes daik coloured, sweet smelling, and just sufficiently moist to adhere when pressed in the hand. It is then in perfect condition for use. The rid- ges, which are formed on hard ground, are made 3ft. wide at the bottom, and sloping some- what steeply to the top. The manure does not require so careful preparation if time can ill be spared. It is well trodden, the sides being beaten into shape. RHUBARB. The usual method of forming a plantation is to plant roots now firmly three feet apart in rows four feet asunder, the tops of the crowns being left slightly above the surface. Some gardeners prefer to plant a number of single crowns every year, in order to have a regular supply of four year old roots for forcing. Deeply worked, rich soils are to be preferred, but good crops can always be secured on well cultivated clays. An open position, sheltered from the etlÐt wind, is essential. Dig in as much well-decayed manure as possible before planting, and annually give dressings of bone meal and mellow dung. Systematically keep down weeds. Early growth is much accelera- ted in the ihird and following years by covering the plants with inverted tuba or boxes. Give an annuai top-dressing of manure in winter. Plants may be raised Li autnmn, exposed to the weather in a cool, dry place for a time, and forced by being packed in boxes of light soil in any dark, moderately warm place. It is a very general praotica to place the boxes under the greenhouse stage, where they may be covered with ofciur boxes to exclude light. E. KEMP TOOGOOD.-F.R, H.S., pro Toogood and Sons The Royal Seed Establishment, Southampton.
WOMEN'S CHAT. I- Influenz i appears to be again rampant all over the country, and the returns and appearances are said to have an ominous likeness to the terrible outbreak in the beginning of the year 1892. Most people have their own theories as to the cause and best remedies to be adopted in case of attack, but there is no douht that it is due to microbial infection, and that warmth is the best proceetion against these germs. A well warmed, well ventilated room is virtually proof against influenza germs. Outside, one can only avoid as much as possible, the ill-ven- tilated places- People do have colds which are due to incautious exposure, but they are very few as compared with the number contracted in infectious places, such as theatres, churches, railway carriages, where microbes abound. At this time of the year, when on a journey, one may usually walk up and down a train, and not see a window jarred, and it is to such condi. tions-when eight or nine people are shut up in a small box-that we owe the spread of in- fluenza. The taste for tea drinking seems to be an ever-growing one in this country, in spite of the many warnings of the medical authorities as to its ruinous effects upon mind and body. Last year, the consumption in the United Kingdom amounted to 245,000,0001 bs., against 235,000,0001bs. in 1898. This allows Gibs. of tea for every man, woman, and child in the British Isles, and when we consider the vast numbersj who, being infants, or for want of means pro- bably, do not consume a third or fourth of this quantity, it is astonishing what an enormous appetite for tea drinking others must have, to make up the average. Moreover, the individual consumption is bteadily progressing. In 1897, the quantity per head was 5 801bs. in 1898, 5'851bs.; and last year precisely 61bs. It is said that half the patent medicine vendors, live and thrive upon the tea drinking habits of the peo- ple, and there is, no doubt, a good deal of truth in the assertion. London people all think themselves heavily rated, but there are many principal towns in which the local rates are higher. According to a table prepared for 1899-1900, Dewsbury has the distinction of being the highest rated town in England, with a demand equal to 8s. 6d. in thef. Norwich and Middlesborough come next with a rate of 8s. 5d. In London, the highest rate is in West Ham, where it stands at 8s. 2d., but as a rule it generally ranges from 7s. to 8s. all over tbe Metropolis. At the other end of the list is Lancashire with a call of only 3s. Sd. in the E. The tendency is nearly everywhere towards an increase in local rates, though, in some of the rapidly growing watering places such as Blackpool, and others, there has lately been a small reduction in the charges. Something approaching a farce-although of a very grim description-has been enacted in our Courts of Justice during the past few months. A large number of claims have been made against the London & South Western Rail- way Company, in respect of the loss of passen- gers by the ill fated 'Stella,' and juries have awarded considerable sums as compensation. The Railway Company meanwhile has been offering no defence, and has permitted judgment to go by default; but it will by no means fol- low that the claimants will receive the sums awarded to them, and it appears to be the fact that they will only get about one tenth of the amounts. The explanation is, that the Com- pany's liability is limited to £ 15 a ton on the gross tonnage of the Stella,'and the Company have received from the Admiralty Court, a de- cree restricting their liability to that extent. The limitation is hard upon the dependants of those who lost their lives, but no doubt there was another aspect of the question which was present in the minds of the Legislature when this protection was extended. In the present instance the owners of the vessel are a railway company, with large capital, but in manycaseB it would happen that the vessel lost miahfc be- long to a steamship company or to pSv > owners with a comparatively limited cap! In that event the dependants would be in a worse plight than they are now, because the company or firm would go in to liquidation, and even if their property was not secured by de. bentures, the liquidator would probably'take years to complete his work, and by that time there would be very little left for anybody. There is a new phase of the servant question in New York, where a woman has started a District Service Association. There is a staff of trained servants, kept at the Association's headquarters, where a message sent by any dis. tressed householder will procure the necessary maid, or maids required. They work for so much an hour, and only remain for as long as they are wanted. It seems, however, doubtful whether this District Service plan will prove a success. However well managed it might be, the scheme would have obvious drawbacks, as different households have different methods of doing housework, jusb as they have Idifferent ways of cooking and meal serving, and unless one's servants are familiar with these customs they are of not much use, and least of all on occasions of emergency. The system might be better suited to the modern flat, which, whe- ther large or small, never has any proper ac- commodation for servants, but it scarcely seems suitable for general householders. So soon as the sales are over, the spring gar- ments will receive the attention of the modistes. It seems full early to think about spring clothes, but when we come to consider that only a few short weeks lie between us and the commence- ment of the London seaaan, it is easy to under- stand why the modistes 'are anxious to push matters forward as far as possible. Women are often sad sinners in regard to leaving the ordering of their clothes until the last moment when the rush is terrible for the unfortunate workers, and the garments unsatisfactory, for want of proper time and attention. That we shall be clothed less eel-like is an assured facts. Skirts already boast gathers or pleats at the sides and back, and as summer advances, will probably be very full and very elaborate. Sleeves, as they can grow no smaller will follow suit, and ere 1900 closes, will, very probably, have reached the gigantic leg-of- mutton stages. The safest plan of campaign is —moderation, never going to extremes. In the first place, extremes savour of vulgarity; and in the second, they are expensive. Our beloved Princess of Wales has ever set us an example in this direction we should do well to follow. Her Royal Highness has a style of her own, and keeps to it. Her sleeves have always been of a moderate dimensions, neither very voluminous or very tight, her skirts the same; and no huge, extensively trimmed picture' hat has ever bean seen on her neatly arranged head. The first thing to do is to find out what style suits us best, and then, like the Princess, keep to it, altering it slightly now and again, so as to keep in touch with the prevailing fashions. MADGE.
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