ASTOUNDING VALUE! DAVIES' SPECIAL BROWN SOAP. THIS SOAP Since its introduction is commanding a large and ever in- creasing Sale, which speaks for i tq e Y. Every Laundress and Housewife should use it. PER 4 BAR 2! lbs 2 2 This soa/p can be obtaiiied fi-om:- VINCENT DAVIES, PROVISION STORES, BRIDGE STREET, HAVERFORDWEST. LADIES We want an opportunity to convince you that E3 APIOL AND STEEL PILLS Supersede Pennyroyal, Pil Cochia. Bittar Apple We will send you sample free on receipt of Id stamp for postaqe Sold by all Chemists at la. lid. per box. LESLIE MART YW, Ltd., Chemists 34. DALSTON LANE. LONDON THE SLADE TIMBER YARD FISHGUARD. J. M. GUILD, (Late W. Williams & Son.) Timber Merchant, HAS a large and varied stojk of Good Bulla ing Timb.r (in Red Pitch-pine, Wh*t« and Spruce), Fl oring Bo aids ,ind Match boaTds, Yellow Pine, Spruce Arcbangal White, American White Wood, Carolina Pine and Oak sawn Boards, Prepared Moulding* comprising Arehitrivts, Sashes, Sills, Sk-rting Boardc itc-. also Split and Sawn Roof aLd Ceiling Latin Wire-cut and other Nails. Speciality-Welsh Oak, Ash, and Elm, BhafU Spokes, and Felloes, Shovel and Mattock Stioto Ladders; Cart Material cut to size Wheelblocki turned and Gates and Barrowe made to order. Estimates given to supply Buildings OFFICES.—SLADE, FISHGUARD.
I PROSPECTS IN OUR COLONIES. I INFORMATION FOR EMIGRANTS. The January Circulars of the Emigrants' In- formation Oiucc, 31, ±Jro~dway, estm-nster, S.W., and the annual editions of the penny handbooks show the present prospects of emi- gration. The notice beards are now exhibited, and the Circulars may be obta-ned free- oi enarge at more than 1,100 public libraries, urban district councils, and institutions throughout the country. The Circulars will be sent regularjy every quarter, free of c-narge, to any workmen's club, village institute, or other body or person applying for them. CANADA. The only classes oi emigrants wanted in Canada at the present time are farmers fin-, ancially able to take homesteads or' purchase lands, and lemale domestic servants; there is an excellent demand for these. The demand for farm labourers is over till next spring, and neither these nor mechanics nor miners, nor railway iaboureis nor general labourers should emigrate to Canada till then on the chance of work. Wages for mechanics and others are, generally speaking, lower than they were a year ago, and in some places there is now an excess of unskilled labour. NEW SOUTH WALES. In New South Wales there is an excellent demand up country for farmers with a little capital, for farm labourers, for general labour- ers, and for men on sheep and cattle stations, especially dairymen. Assisted passages at £ 6 to £ 9 a head are granted to approved members of these classes. Emigrants should leave Syd- ney as soon as possible, and make for the country districts TSere is sometimes an open. ing for mechanics if they are not too specialised and can afford to keep themselves until they find work There is no demand fqr miners. The silver mining industry at.Ahe large Broken Hill Silver Mines has been unsettled by dis- putes as to wages, and miners should not emi- grate there unless they have sufficient means to support them in case of need. Competent cooks, laundresses, and general servants able to cook are much wanted, and may obtain as- sisted passages at £3 to £6 each. VICTORIA. Agricultural labourers and domestic servants mjy be nominated in Victoria for cheap pas- sages to that State. The chief demand is in I country districts for competent farmers, farm and general labourers, and for men accustomed to work in orchards and vineyards, and for men on sheep or cattle stations. The Victorian Government offers to such persons facilities for ) taking up land afterwards. There is a good de- < mand in many places for bricklayers, carpen- ters, and plasterers, but not much for miners or general labourers. Manufacturers have been busy and skilled mer. have been in demand. General female servants, able to do cooking, washing, and housework are in good demand throughout tne State ,and cooks, house- maids, nurses, etc., in the larger towns. The number of females employed in factories has considerably increased in recent years. but there is still great demand for female appren- tices and workers. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. In South Australia there is some demand for first-rate carpenters, bricklayers, masons, wheelwrights, and blacksmiths. Between Oc- I tober and February there is a demand for farm hands. There is also a good opening for grooms, coachmen, and men who are handy about a house and garden, and for female ser- vants. The supply of miners at the copper mines is quite sufficient. Experienced fruit growers with a capital of iE500 to £1,000 should do well. QUEENSLAND Offers considerable assistance to emigrants. Female servants from 17 to 35 years can obtain free passages; relatives and personal friends of Queensland settlers can be nominated by them for passages at from £2 for females and I £ 4 for males; and other facilities are given. There is a good demand for general farm lab- ourers. especially dairy hands, and for lads for milking and general farm work. Free hometeads of 150 acres are granted to suitable settlers. It is not advisable for the ordinary emigrant from this country to go out to take up work on the sugar farms in the north, as the climate tilere is hot and the work is very trying; he should at all events wait until he has become acclimatised by residence in Queens- land. There is a demand for a few experienced coal miners and carpenters. WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Assisted passages are, granted by Western Australia on certain conditions to farm lab- ourers and female servants at from £ 5each; there is a good demand for these classes. Free homestead farms of 160 acres are granted to set- tlers on conditions of residence, fencing, and cultivation. All the chief gold mining centres, as Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie, Mount Margaret, and Murchison, are well supplied-and in some cases over-supplied—with miners; no miner is advised to go there at the present time in search of work. The coal mines at Collie, in the south, employ a certain number of coal miners, but there is no demand for more men. The demand for mechanics is not great, and the supply of men in the building and other trades is generally sufficient, but some country joiners ma}- find work. IN TASMANIA Farmers, farm labourers in the season, and female servants are in demand. NEW ZEALAND. Reduced passages to New Zealand may be granted on certain conditions to farmers, dairy- men, farm labourers and domestic servants, for all of whom there is an excellent demand. Application must be made to the High Com- missioner for New ealand, 13, Victoria Street, London. S.W. There is not much demand for more mechanics as the local supply seems to be generally sufficient, but competent men can get work at this season of the year. There is a good demand for female machinists, and workers in the boot and clothing trades. SOUTH AFRICA. Emigrants should not go to any part of South Africa at the present time in search of work. For a long time past the supply of labour in the building, engineering, and oth2r trades in Cape Colony has exceeded the demand in Cape- town, Kimberley. Port Elizabeth, East London, and other large towns. There is an ample sup- ply of coloured persons as unskilled labourers. In Natal there is no demand for more labour. In the Transvaal prospects have slightly im- proved, but much depression still exists, and there is no opening tor more labour, except occasionally for female servants. An agree- ment has just been entered into between the Master Builders' Association and the various Trade Unions connected with building fixing for two years the "rates of wages, conditions of labour, and the method of settling disputes. In the Orange River Colony and Rhodesia there is no opening lor ordinary emigrants without money, except for a lim.ted number of female servants.
RURAL LIFE. BY A SON OF THE SOIL. A NOTE ON CATS. A correspondent, "Old Maid," writes inquir- ing about the markings of the Brown Tabby. According to Mr. Harrison Weir, it is best bred from a strongly-marked male Tabby and a female Toftoiseshell with little black or red tabby. Brown Tabbies are comparatively un- common, for the true ground colour must be a rich" ann g-cy. dark brown." There should be no white and the bands should be elegant, even, THE BROWN TABBY CAT. T?an^ Dot too broad, am1 of deep shiny +Xu°ept °n th,e face a"d eliehtlv on the •orlnl Ifei rTSt t,n° sP°t8" The eyes are 4.T, touched with green; and the 7> rn'ii °Ur- ? X i8 w^'s'ccrs is orange, not white. „ • 1 quickly be understood that in such an animal there is considerable difference from the ordinary greyish dark brown Tabby. Where parents of the required description 'are avail. able. cat-lovers should POP if the? cannot obtai.i specimens of this beautiful variety. VEGETABLES IN EARLY SPRING. Vegetables, such as Radish. Turnip, Carrot, ftnd Lettuce, are always welcome in early spring. With the expenditure of a little trouble and patience the culture of these earlv vege- tables is very simple. A sheltered border slop- ing to the south should be as soon as possible dug and well pulverised; it is then lightly trodden by walking over it with the feet "close together, raked level, and then, with a hoc, drills are drawn at about 3in. aoart and liu'. deep. Into these good new seed is thinly sown then there is spread over it a dressing of well- decayed horse manure and gritty sand. such as that scraped from the roads, which is an excel- lent preventive against slugs. The surface is next smoothed over, and then comes tha pa.rt of the process upon which success or failure mainly depends the covering with long straw or loose long litter made therefrom. Just suffi- cient should be spread over to bring up and protect l'ic young plant without smothering or drawing it up. and it may be deemed sufficient when not so thickly laid as to darken the soil. Upon the straw some long sticks should be placed to keep it from being blown about bv the wind, and so it may remain until the plants can be seen, when it may be removed carefully on fine days. and returned again at night, and directly the tops possess sufficient strength and the weather loses some of its wintry character it rr.ay be cleared quite away. Puccessional early crops may be treated in a similar manner. SEEN AT SMITHFIELD SHOW. Besides its many advantages, such a show as that held at Islington has the special one of offering visitors and exhibitors an opportunity of inspecting the latest mechanical improve- ments in the machinery which has come to hold such an important place on the farm. Most farmers by now realise their great dependence on up-to-date methods, and few care to neglect the chance, when it comes, of learning what they can about new labour and time-saving de- vices. There is at a large show, too, the addi- A SIDE DELIVERY RAKE. I :tional advantage of being able to compare differ- ent makes and prices. A salesman's goods seem 1 so perfect, so desirable, when there are no ethers near, and a man is sometimes induced to purchase before he has studied the market as he would have liked. The side delivery rake, of which I give a sketch, is an ingenious piece of machinery offered by a well-known firm, and is, so far as I know, quite the latest and best of its kind. WIND PROTECTION FOR PLANTATIONS. Of the British timber trees which seem best suited to resist uprooting by wind are, on low- lying, fairly level ground, Oak, Beech, Ash, and Sycamore; and, on exposed situations, Beech, Sycamore, Oak, and Ash. When forming a Scotch fir plantation on a high and exposed situation a protective shelter belt of pure Beech should first be formed on the windward side of the plantation. The Beech should be placed at least eight fec-t apart and the outer line should be encouraged to carry tho branches as close to the ground as possible, allowing those on the inner lines to increase their height-growth. After this windbreak is completed the Scotch Fir can be safely planted. On low-lying level ground of poor quality. where Scotch Fir is intended to form the principal crop. Beech should form the protection on the windward side. and it should also be freely intermixed with the pines, as it is a splendid soil-improving tree. Seedling Beechea grow well even on a poor soii amongst either Scotch Fir or Larch. Near the sea coast the Sycamore takes the place of the Beech as a pro- tective tree. A very 6afe rule k to observe the hardwoods in any particular district, and use those for protective purposes which stand best on exposed situations, writes Mr. Win. Forbes in the Kututis Gazette. The force of the wind is always broken by a close growth of underwood, and every effort s011d lie made to direct it up- wards to pass harmlessly over the tree tops. Wind, like water, may be easily turned, but never stopped. FOR lILCH CATTLE. Some time ago a reader wrote asking for ad- vice in dealing with a cow which had an annoy- ing and expensive habit of stealing her milk. Either of the devices shewn in my sketch will be found effective in preventing or quickly curing an animal of the vice. In fitting them, great care must be taken to see that they are not likely to do injury to the cow or to prevent her DEVICES TO PREVENT SELF-SUCKING. tying oown or drinking and eating comfortably. ti™ e,?lies. w)'ich do not need further oescrip- n ,.a ?xPliljn themselves, are made from a a ?!ven t'10 Farmer's Red Book, Zojf rUS brtie annual published at the Mark S" -BP? office- ln it. besides the foro- •ldvice nn^i /0un<^ much valuable, practical 'countryman for the farmer and O:-¡- ^ATEP.IXG HOUSES. There 18 a popuiar idea that a liorso feaou.d no. b a.lowed to drink, und, unlike a grent many other popular idQas, is a !j¡do trutn in it. If YJlI water a Warm horse in the ordinary way loK.a h.m dri?k aU that he will, you are ];KO..V to ha\e a S1(.k horf^ on your hands. Tins i,s at the lime.' the horse is fatigued. Nevertheless, jf ajwavs safe to allow him from six to ten swallows, no matter how warm he is- if th .<< kg gjVC!^ on going into the ^able, and he be allowed to stand and eat hay for an hour, and is then offered water, he will not drink nearly BO much AS he would hod none been given bciorc. rhe 'danger is not i-t the first swallow, as often hear it asserted, but in the excessive quantities he will
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FAIRS AND MARKETS. NARBERTH, Thursday, December 31.-But- ter in pounds, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d.; do. in cask. Is Id per lb; live fowls, 3s 6d to 4s per pair; do. ducks, 4s to 5s per pair; rabbits, 7d each; eggs, 10 for Is; beef, 7d to 9d per lb; mutton and lamb, 9d to lOd per Tb; pork, 7d per lb. WHITLAXD, Fri., Jan. 1.—There was a "fair attendance and supply. Butter in casks, Is. to Is Id per lb; ditto in pound rolls, Is lel to I Is 2d; eggs, 12 for Is; rabbits, 7d each; 2 live fowls, 4s to 4s 6d per couple; dressed poultry, I 9d per lb; beef. 8d to 9d; mutton, 9d to lOd; veal and pork, 6d to 7d per lb. PEMBROKE DOCK, Fri., Jan 1st.—Ducks, 3s. 3d. to 3s. 9d. each; fowls, 2s. 6d. to 2s. lOd.; rabbits, 8d to lOd.; beef, 8d. to lOd. per lb.; mutton, 8d. to 9d.; lamb, 7d. to 9d.; pork. 7d. to 8d.; veal, 9d to lid. butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d.; cheese, 8d.; eggs, 8 and 10 for Is.; potatoes, 281bs for Is. LLANDILO, Sat., Jan 2.—The supply exceed- ed the demand, and a large number of live stock had to be taken back unsold. The supply of eggs was not so plentiful. Quotations:—But. ter (fresh), Is. 2d. and Is 2jd per lb.; tub, is 2d; eggs, 9 for Is; cheese—Welsh, 6d per lb; cream and Caerphilly, 8gd; poultry-live turkeys, 7s. 2 and 8s each; trussed, lOd per lb; live geese, 6s. each; trussed, lOd per lb; live ducks, 3s. and 3s. 3d. each; trussed, lOd per lb.; live fowls, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. per couple; trussed, 9d and 2 10d per lb.; pheasants, 5s per brace; hares. 3s each; rabbits, 9d each; fruit and vegetables- potatoes, 4s per cwt.; local apples. Id each; savoy, 2d each; local onions, 1bd. per lb.; sprouts, 2d per lb.; swedes, id per lb.; carrots and 21bsfor lid.; celery. 3d. per 2 head; meat (rather scarce)—prime joints of beef, 9d. per lb.; other cuts, 8d and 8d.; steak, lOd.; suet, 8d.; kidney, 8d. per lb.; tongues, Is. 9d each: hearts, Is. 3d each; best joint of lamb 9d per lb.; pork, 8d.; chops., 9d.
ALFRKD IhJES, THE STORES, FUNCHESTON. DESIRES to inform his Customers that he is continually preparing to meet their wants with the very best goods in all depart- ments. A SPLENDID SELECTION of the latest Milli- nery and Dress materials has just arrived from the leading markets. THE DRESSMAKING AND MILLINERY are managed by highly experienced hands, and all orders will have careful and prompt attent- tion. SUITS TO MEASURE.—This department also receives very careful attention. The fit, style, and quality of work and cloth and price can- not be beaten. A good selection of BOOTS AND SHOES by best makers only, at all times in stock. GROCERY AND PROVISIONS of the very best; flour, meals, etc., etc., of the very best, at lowest possible price. Also a continually new stock of Paper Hangings, Earthenware, Ironmongery, Paints, Oils, Patent Medicines- almost anything you may require, is to be found at the A. REES, Stores, Puncheston. New laid Eggs and Fresh made Butter, in small or big lots, brought at the very best price possible. A REES begs resppctfully to solicit your support, thanking all for past favours. au28—
FARMING IN 1908. A KKVIEW OF THE PAST YLAIt. (From the "Mark Lane Express.") The year that is just closing has been, a very remarkable one for farmers who depend,to a larger extent than anybody else in tlus country upon weather conditions. It must be admitted that the weather during 1908 has been quite of u.n exceptional character. The spring was not remarkable'until the end of April, when a record snowfall was experienced throughout the Midland., and the South of England. Con- siderable damage was done to vegetation, which fortunately was not very forward, so it was not damaged to the extent that was anticipated, and as this arctic touch was succeeded by spring- like conditions, the vegetable world made rapid progress, and crops flourished accordingly. The late spring or early summei was of a- most favourable character, but only those who wore very early with their harvest were able to say that they secured their crops in good con- dition, as the second half of August, together with the month of September, which is the usual harvest period in England, was notice- able for broken weather, and as a result the corn czo-.s were much damaged. A good sample of wheat was hard to find, whilst barley was stained and weathered, and in many cases had grown out with the result that samples of malting barley were few and far between. Oats suffered the least, as in many cases they .Y were got in before the broken weather started. As for the last three months in the year it can only be said that the weather was of a remark- ably favourable character. The rainfall was not much different from the average, but the absence of frost was very noticeable. To the live stock owner it was a fortunate circumstance, as it will enable him to tide over the winter with a minimum outlay for cakes and such a favourable autumn for all kinds of farming work. WHEAT AND FLOUR PRICES. The movements in our corn markets have not been at all favourable to the grower. The long harvest doubtless has had the effect of depressing values, as much of the corn market- ed has been out of condition, and consequently not suitable for the manufacture of that white flour which is so much appreciated nowadays. Twelve months ago farmers were getting 5s. a quarter more for their wheat than at the pre- sent time. In January wheat was making an average price of 35s. 6d. per qr., but now it is worth no more than 30s. 4d., a drop of 5s. 2d. in the twelve months. This decline has been general throughout the year, and the figures, as will be seen from the following prices, have not varied to any remarkable extent. Turning to the prices obtained for flower, we find that where, as a year ago, a sack of 2801bs. was worth 37s., now it is only wbrth 34s., and this decrease, it will be noted, is pro rata with the decline in the price of wheat. There seems to be a tendency for a recovery of prices, which is to be hoped will continue, as owing to the exceptionally fine autumn experienced, wheat has been sown on a far larger area than usual. A BUMPER POTATO CROP. The crop of potatoes this year has been a remarkable one. Prices this season have not been high, but the yield per acre has in lots of cases been enormous, and, thanks to the ideal weather continuing so long, many growers have found tubers the most profitable of all farm crops this year. Whether prices are satisfactory or not, there some thousands and thousands of tons of marketable potatoes to come on the market. According to a preliminary statements issued by the Board of Agriculture, it is estimated that the total produce for potatoes in Great Britain is 3,819,798 tons, or an average yield of 697 tons per acre, as compared with 2,977,485 tons, or an averagie yield of 5.42 tons per acre last year. CROP AREAS. The Agricultural returns of Great Britain for the currcnt year contain some interesting facts. Rotation crops show large decreases, with the sole exceptions of wheat, which has increased by the small area of 1,288 acres, and potatoes, which has increased by 13,185 acres. The area under wheat this year is 1,626,733 acres, and under potatoes 13,185 acres. On the other hand, 1,667,437-aeres are devoted to barley, a decrease of 44,G57 acres; the oats acreage of 3,108,918 is a decrease from last year of 13,980 acres; rye <52,744 acres) is less by 8, 467 acres; beans (295,012 acres) is less by 14,718 acres; and the turnip area of 1,550,897 acres is less by 12,081 acres. The area devoted to clover and rotation grasses is 4,421,587 acres, which is a decrease of 69,374 acres; while, on the other hand, per- manent grass, which extends to nearly 17 mil- lion acres, has increased by 137,985 acres. NUMBERS OF FARM LIVE STOCK. The changes in the lumbers of live stock kept on the farm in Great Britain are very noticeable. Cattle number 6,905,134, which is a decrease of 6,933. There are heavy decreases in the cases of one and two-year-olds, but in the case of cattle under one year there is an increase of 30,717, showing that to some extent the breeding industry has revived. Horses show a substantial decline, as might well have been anticipated from the increasing use of motors, the number of horses has fallen by 10,6S8 to 1.545,671. Sheep are returned at 27,030.730, which is an increase on the year of 924,275, and pigs at 2,823,482, an increase of 133, 716. TUBERCULOSIS—THE WARRANTY QUESTION. A subject that has aroused more attention in agricultural circles than any for many years past has been the question as to whether rafme"s should give a warranty when selling their animals to the butcher guaranteeing their freedom from tuberculosis, and their ability to pass the medical officers of health in this res- pect. At one time the Butchers' Federation took up a most formidable position over the question, and announced that after November 2nd their members would not buy any animal which was not sold with a warranty given by the seller. Fortunately more peaceable councils prevailed, and representatives of the butchers and farmers met during the Smithfield Show week; but this conference was abortive, and the question has still to be settled. Meetings were held throughout the country deploring the unreasonable attitude taken up by the butchers over the matter, and strong resolutions were passed by the majority of farming bodies absolutely refusing to meet the butchers in what they considered their unrea- sonable demands. It yet remains for a compromise to be agreed upon, and the committee representing the two parties in the discussion will meet in the new I year, when it is to be hoped they will arrive at some working agreement, so that the good 'jelatiions whiqh 'have existed between the I farmers and the butcher in the past may be re- sumed in the future. HEALTH OF LIVE STOCK. Farm live stock have done well during the past year, and generally speaking, with the ex- ception of the minor ailments to which all flesh is heir, there have been no remarkable outbreaks of disease. The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act ad- ministered by the Board of Agriculture is not quite in such a fortunate position. Of that dreaded pest, foot-and-mouth disease, there I have .been three outbreaks in Scotland, but forfomately stringent measures were at or.ce taken with the object of stamping out the trouble directly it was recognised. Further pre. cautions were taken by preventing the importa- tion of hay and straw from the Continent in order that the disease might not be introduced in that way. On the Continent, unfortunately, foot-and-mouth disease is extremely rife, prac- tically all over Europe it is to be found, whilst during the last month or six weeks the un- settling tidings of an outbreak in the United I' States has also come to hand, with the result that the importations of live animals from the states implicated have been prohibited. The Government Department seem fully aware of the necessity of preventing the trouble getting a hold in this country, and by this service alone merit the thanks of all stock keepas. Turning to those diseases which are always more or less with us, we find that anthrax is very similar to what it was twelve months ago. This year just over 1,000 animals have been killed from this disease. Of glanders there have been fewer outbreaks, and the number of animals attacked has grown in a somewhat ex- ceptional manner, but with sheep scab the re- verse side of the picture is to be seen, for whilst the total number of outbreaks has Increased by 271, the number of animals attacked during the same period has fallen by 285. That terrible nuisance to the pig-keeper- swine fever-has taken the usual tool of vic- tims. There has been substantial decreases of the total number of outbreaks, the swine slaugh- tered from the disease or having been exposed to infection have, unfortunately, jumped to 2,200 figures which show to what large extent this trouble interferes with the feeding and fattening of pigs. PRICE OF MEAT. The year which is just closing has found a considerable variation in the prices of meat. Fat cattle were generally higher priced than they were in 1907, while both mutton and pork have declined during the summer. There was a fear' of a temporary shortness in our meat supplies, with the result that beef ad. vanced considerably. For instance, at the end of June beef was selling at 5s. 2q. per stone dt 8 lb., as compared with 4s. 8d. during 1907. The outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in the United States, and the consequent disloca- tion of the live cattle trade, also had its effect upon the markets, and we find that at the Christmas market in London beef was mak- ing 5s. 6d., as against 5s. per stone. Turning to mutton, we find an'other aspect of the question, for while in the first three months of the year prices were equal to what they were in 1907, since then there has been a gradual and continuous decline, with the re- sult that at the big Christmas market 5s. 4d. was the top pmce for mutton, compared with r 6s. 2d. last year. Pork is likewise very cheap, and values have been most disappointing to those who go in for the fattening of pigs.
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