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¿ ¿\grirutturnt. The Birmingham Daily Post states that n decided effort is about to be made to call public attention to the Game Laws, with a view to their total repeal. For this purpose a meeting was held in Birmingham, on the 3rd of }[arch. SEED CATALOGUES.- We have received a couple of catalogues of Agricultural, Garden, and Flower Seeds from two of our neighbours. Mr Porter, of The Cross, Oswestry, and Whittington Nurseries, issues a very choice assortment to suit the taste and requirements of farmers and gardeners and Messrs John Evans and Sons, of Llanymynech, who are well known as nurserymen, state that this is their first year as seed dealers. SUPERPHOSPHATES.—Artificial manures should now be in store, ready for application. Those intended for drilling or sow- ing broadcast along with the seed require to be thoroughly mixed with sifted ashes or dry mould. Some mix beforehand- others sift, weigh, aud mix as the work of sowing requires. We have tried both, and give the preference to the latter. The mixing requires to be carefully done, otherwise the manure will not be equally distributed. It is one of those manipulations not easily taught by book rule, as a moist atmosphere and a dry one have their respective requirements. Practically speaking, the person who does the work must thoroughly comprehend what suits the machine. Much depends upon the uniform dryness of the ashes and guano, and for obvious reasons we have found it advisable to make the person who prepared the ashes last sum- mer do the work of mixing at this season.—The Gardeners' Chronicle. MILK FOR LAMBS.—Is a cow old in milk or newly calved the best source of milk for lambs If we can do without this artifi- cial assistance, and trust to the supply furnished by the ewe, we shall find our lambs thrive best; but cow milk must be resorted to more or less every season. We have been struck with the direct contradiction of opinion expressed by shepherds upon this subject. Quoting from Mr Wilson, of Edington Mains, we find that to give the milk of a recently calved cow to a young lamb is usually equivalent to knocking it on the head." On the other hand, a very experienced shepherd of a Southdown flock, numbering 600 ewes, has repeatedly assured us that the newly- calved cow is fittest for the purpose. Which is the true answer to our question ? Or are we to assume that this is a matter of in- difference ?—Agricultural Gazette. DRY EARTH FOR WOUNDS.—Some remarkable cures of obsti- nate wounds by the simple application of dry earth have been related. Amongst them is that of a gentleman at Mount Gambier, Mr James Pratt, who about six years ago received a kick from a horse below the knee of his right leg. The wound was healed partially, but after a time it broke out again and spread until the whole of the lower part of the leg was aSected. Mr Pratt, having hear of the success of the earth treatment in other cases, procured some virgin soil taken from below the roots of the grass, and applied it to the wound, which at the time was as large as his hand, and caused the leg to be very much swollen. The result was that the swelling was reduced in the girth measurement three inches upon the first application. The treatment was continued for three weeks, at the end of which time the wound was quite healed.—Overland Telegraph.



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