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To the Editor.

Sie, —In your last issue you state that had it not been for the Waterton pigs the pens would have been empty, on Tuesday last. Permit me to inform you that the north side of the river filled one pen, at least, with a sow and 10 pigs, gaining first honours ; the same sow gaining second honours last show as a breeding sow. She was pronounced to be too fine for breeding, but since that time she has had three litters of pigs, 35 in all, and rearing 31 pigs, previous to that time she has had 19 pigs at a single litter. 1 Moreover, the said sow was bred by Mr. Saunders, of the north side of the river, and from a sow that would have been hard to beat. Therefore, Mr. Editor, in justice you ought to give the northerners a leaf of the laurel, if not the wreath. —I am, Ac., G.T.S. WIRE WORMS. To THE EdITOK. Sik—Just now a grub or wire worm is making sad havoc with my cabbage and cauliflower plants, and in fact, with every kind of young plant I have, and it seems to me, unless I can exterminate the vermin I will be a very' serious loser. Can any of your readers supply me with a means to rid my garden of this pest 1 The insect is about 1£ inches long, is black in color, and evidently buries itself in the day coming out at night to eat off the plant*. Amongst your many agricultural readers, perhaps one may be found able and willing to supply me with information as to how I ought to proceed. Should any of them do so I shall certainly feel greatly obliged.—l am, &c., Ed. Ling.

Ashburton, Nov. 24, 1879.

[We shall be happy to insert any reply forwarded to us by any of our readers, and will be glad at all times to open our columns to an interchange of useful knowledge between farmers and gardeners —Ed., “ A.G.”]

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HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 26, 25 November 1879

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HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 26, 25 November 1879

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