SPORT. WATEHIXX) COUKSING- MEETINGT (OVER ALTCAR.) WEDNESDAY, 16TH FEDRUARY NEXT, AND FOLLOWING DAYS. Nominators for the WATERLOO CUP of 25 SOYS each, ^iJe winner to receive £ 5 '0, runner up £ 200, two dogs £ oU each four dogs £ 30 each, eight dogs £ 20 each, sixteeni dogs £ 10 each the Waterloo Purse £ 315 and the Waterloo Plate, £ 14o. Total t 1,600.-64 subs. MrG J Alexander Mr C H Home-Purves Mr A Allisou Mr T D Hornby Mr F Bach Mr W Ford Hutchinson Mr S J Binning Mr R Hutton Mr J S Bland Mr J Hyslop Mr T L Boote Mr R Hyslop Mr W G Borron Mr H Bell Irviug Mr J Briggs Mr R Jardine Mr A Briseo Mr S Lang Mr T Brocklcbpnk Mr J I,an ton Mr R B C.vruthers Mr W J Legh Mr T Caultield Mr T 1' C Lister Mr W H Clark Mr C E Marfieet Mr T H Clifton Mr W H Ala-sey Mr J Codling Viscount Molyneux Mr G Cowan Mr C Morgan Mr J Cunnineham Mr D J Paterson Mr W D Deighton Mr R Paterson Mr R M Douglas Mr L Pilkington Mr W J Dunbar Mr T L Reed Mr N Dunn Dr Richardson Captain Ellis Mr J H Salter Mi J Evans Earl of Sefton Mr M Fletcher Mr T 0 Smith Mr J Gibson Earl of Stair Colonel Goodlake Mr H F Stocken Mr T M Goodlake Mr T Stone Earl of Haddington Mr S Swinburne Colonel Hathorn Mr R C Vyner Mr M Haywood Mr R F WilkinS Mr T E Hearn Mr G F Wise Mr T Henderson Mr J WoolI
WINNING MOUNTS, 1875. Statistics of winning and losing races, together with the total number of mounts on the flat of the fourteen most successful jockeys, calculated up to November 26 :—■ WON LOST TOT AX Archer, F 172 439 611 Constable,H 71 223 294 Brnckshaw, T 64 187 251 Goater, J 59 154 213 Newhouse, W 58 222 280 Weedon, R 57 191 248 Cooke, G 62 167 219 Glover T 4 £ > 261 310 Cannon, T.. 48 164 212 Wood, C 44 174 218 Morgan, H 43 1S5 22S Webb F 42 08 138 FoTdham, G- 41 100 141 Morbey 40 226 260
RACING FIXTURES. Bromley December 7 San down Park December 14 Streatham Christmas December 27 COURSING FIXTURES. Bangor December 7 Ralston (Salop) December 23
TRADEiINTELLIGENCE. WOLVERHAMPTON IRON TRADE.—WIINXI All kinds of puddled iron were in large request, with a fair supply both of Staffordshire and Middlesborough samples. Middlesborough is 2 6 and 5s under Stafford- shire, but the latter is preferred for the better kinds of finished iron. Cleveland girder plates and angles are freely offered ;it 58 per ton under last week's rates. Every quality of pig iron is in abundant supply, and some kinds are offered on terms not before quoted since quarter-day. Coal is strong for prompt delivery, and the demand above the supply for domestic use. Ironstoms and ore are plenti- ful, with only few sales reported. THE CROPS AND THE CORN TRAr.F.. The Mark-Lane Express says --The temperature last week was that of real winter, with a slight snowfall, but the cessation of rain has given some opportunity for the resumption of field labour on well-situated light soils. In France, though they have had some dry days, an advance of Is has occurred in some of their prov;ncial markets, sup- plies being small. Heri-, th., heavy falling off in our weekly s¡¡.lf., amounting to ovtr 18,000 quarters, indicates the shortness of home supplies and the dissatisfaction of growers with present rates. It is calculated that our foreign wants will be 12.200.000 quarter^ and, ^ruming (if these figures, we must cert'.in'y see a e y i change as time advances. Cont:n-ntal markets remain quiescent, aud former rates prevail in most Countries, no heavy draught having yet been felt upon the new stores. Everyone, however, seems to look to Great Britain for cash, Jf tbèY can but hit the right time. In Damzic, ex. porters feeling a limited demand, rates for the best samples have declined, supplies nevertheless being moderate. New I York has been of a different mind, notwithstanding our dull advices and the advent of winter.
'l"" HUMPHREY'S (Portmadoc) HAIR RESTORER hi« ueyer failed to restore Faded, Gri-y, or While Kair to its natural coinr and richness. It is not a dye, nor doe- it contain any colouring matter whatever. It does n. ,t leave the disagreeable smell of many Restorers, neither does it ,oil the skin or linen. Sol i in large bottles, 2s 64 each. A sample bo tie sent, paP, to any station within 100 miles, up iec. <p o. os u- «t 1j!„. Prep only by THOMAS B. HUMPHREY, Operative and Dis- pending Chemisi (from Corbyn and Company, New Bond street, London), Portmadoc, Nor h Wales. Who esde of BARRON ) SQ1 IRE & Ce,. London KVANS, SONS, & Co., Liverpool.
THE BURGLARIES AT ISYCOED. V, ua5.tB Rowian.uf, a-irts Wrexn -in P>iwho wag apprehended in Liverpool und-r circi-u.>tal.ccs reported last week, was brought up on Saturday Nov. 20 at Wrexham, asd formally remanded Qutil Friday Xov. 26, when he was brought up before W. _low,'E>q.' The first witness examined was Miss Margaret. Smiua Rogers who said—Hive at Sutton Green, Pickhul. I carae to* the Wrexham market yesterday week, in the morniag; and I left my house at half-past eight. My servant came with j me, and no one was left in the house. Ail the windows were fastened. I returned at five in the afternoon. The back door was then unbolted, and the front parlour window had been broken. I found mat the contents of the house bad been very much disturbed. The drawers had been opened ana ransacked. I missed tho following articles A silver half-pint, a silver cream jug. two table spoons, twelve teaspoons, two salt snoons, a mustard spoon, an old broken teaspoon, a pair of sugar tongs, a pir of new boots, a new linsey petticoat, a shawl. They are all now produced. The p.ate was locked in a small box in a drawer- which was unlocked. I never saw the prisoner before Vi vr TlIere i" only One servant residing with me.— Mrs Margaret Morris, a neighbour proved s-eiag the pris- oner go in the direction of Miss house ch the in question. Maximilian Wiltenbargh, a tnser- sba.n pipe mar.er Lying at School-lane, Liverpool, said that on the Thursday night the prisoner came to his bouse. He I bunale -th hitU. He showed first the cream jug produced He aId be w.,s travelling and wanted toseil the cream jug. As witness used silver to mount the pipes he bought it. He nexc produced a broken tea-s por-n and the sugar tongs, and he asked witness to test them'as to whether they were silver. Witness bought the sugar tongs. There being a name on them be was suspicious, and sent to his master. Mr Bradford, for money, and also for the police. The prisenei took to his he ei-, leaving ill. tongs and broken tea spoon. Witness paid him ~s 61 f.r the jug and tea spoon, but witness had not paid him for the tones when he ran away. He said nothing about returning. However, he returned the following morning, about half- past nine. He was drunk, and said "We- I liCl not a thief but a honest man. you give me the money for the silver I left last night. Witness sent for a psiiceinan, and he was taken into custody.—The bench thanked the witness for the part he had taken'in having the prisoner apprehended. Robe:t Fagan, a member of the Liverpool police force, said he apprehended prisoner in last witness's shop. The miss- ing articles were; some on the counter aud some in prisoner's pocket. He was searched at the police-office, and :-11) the plate produced was found upon him. Th4- pri,owr said be had had a bundle, but had lost it with a say won-na. in a email street off Soho-street. He was slightly under the influence of drink. Witness found a watch also in his pocket. He saw Inspector Wilde the same night, and handed over to h:m the articles found. — William Henshdwood, em- p.oyed at the Rainbow vaults, Basnett-street. Liverpool, Said the prisoner left a bundle there, and said he w;>ui.i re- turn for it ill a few minuter When he returned it was with the officers, to whom witness delivered up the bunale. — Inspector Wilde said he communicated with the Liver- pool poi ice, and proceeded to that town on the 19th Novem- ber. He received the plate from the officer Fagan. The prisoner was handed over to him. He also got tne bundle containing a shawl, new petticoat, and pair of boots, from the vaults in Basnett-street.-Prisoner made no delence.- The Court then proceeded to hear the charge against the prisoner of stealing a watch from Mr Samuel Nixon, butcher, Isycoed. The pr ^ecut, r depose! that he left his house on the Thursday for the purpose of attending Wrex. ham market. Whilst he was away, the house was broken into, the door having been forced open with a pikel. His house was a mile from Miss Rogers' residence. He missed his watch, some coppers, and about E-9 in silver (money given to his children). He gave information to P.C. Morris. The watch produced was his property.—Mrs Eliza Parson- age, who lives near Mr Nixon's house, saw the prisoner pass her bouse on Thursday week in the direction of Mr Nixon's residence. He had a bundle (like the one produced) under his right arm.-P.C. Fagan deposed thnt he found the watch in the prisoner's possession when he apprehended him in Liverpool, together with 8s. O.d.-Inspectof Wilde stated that the watch and money produced was hanaed "er to him in Liverpool.—The prisoner had nothing to say, and was committed to taka his trial at the next quarter sessions.—The Bench complimented Inspector Wilde on the energy and promptness he had displayed in recovering the stolen property, and in bringing the prisoner to justice.
The Queen has bestowed a civil list pension of 275 a year on each of the three younger children of the late Mr J. W. W. Birch, British resident at Perak. It is under- stood that the Colonial Secretary will mako a provision for the eldest son in the colonial service. On Monday morning, November 29th, George Medhurst, police officer, of the East Sussex constabulary, who had lately been a witness in a desperate poaching prosecution, was found lying dead on the highway at Forest Row. Deceased's body was doubled over, and his helmet was found close by. VKON COLLIEKY COMPANY.—The annual meetir.g of the above company was held at Wrexham, on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 25, Mr Low in tae chair. The report of the directors, which recommended a dividend of 2i per cent., being five per cent. for the year, was adopted. In his opening address, the Chairman fully explained the rea- sons which had caused the last year to be unprofitable, went ftally into the accounts, and afterwards entered ;nto t>~e question of the future prospects of the colliery. He bad no hesitation in saying that notwithstanding the dark cloud that now threw a gloom over the coal and irou in^^trW of the country the time would come when at no distant date thi.sc.ond wonlo msa away, and a'J Vvould be bright again. He a.so went on to show that tb~y h'id in the T^not ill thr V\VTT' werfaS,' bv mtWaclohiy; and i nret^fff'6 ^position to rnd fault with the v, e oi ^flairs in connection with the coliiery, tne fenarenoKiers were afterwards phased to le.rn that the Col- I liery was in a .safe position, and likely to yield a good reVt-nne to the sbareholde.'s in tim» to come- The report of the directors and the statement of accounts were passed unanimously. Mr il. Humphreys was elected a director in the room of the retiring director, Mr Da vies. MrR. C. Rawlins was re-elected a director, and it was resolved tba the remuneration of the directo:-s slir.uld be £ 150. Mr 1 J. Oswell Bury was appointed audit-o and the proceedings j terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman.
FAR M E gs; ^COLUMN_^ /J. ROYAL BERKSdlRK ROUT SHuW. One of the latest and most satisfactory exhibition, of agricultural produce was that °f /at.urd*y, "VST* about 5 000 visitor,. We trke our account of the show Jom th; Berkshire Chronicle.-The increased att™t,on firing the Dast few years has been given to root crops is o/the leading features of the present day, a circumstance c°t awprisinz, seeing the very important position wh'ch r°°ts are destined to ho'd in the future of *3riti~h aon tlfo ^V'i;1p the English farmer observe? with regre„ Occasional deficiency of his own crops <*fcich niiL'ht very reasonably lead him to hope he. mil J ^taiu good prices'for his corn) the feigner s^P'' f-'h «n nn United supply fills the, market with produce. ,he v "!i S has the wtirfact.on of knowing: S inate'aJ3of growing corn he can grow meat, with a ?*1 v-n before h £ which, so far a, he can see, L. -I',■, ,TOW '?ood meat requires can claims a monopoly, to «nti-on's nr» ?4°d roots and such exhibitions as Me«rs button ar„ fe likely than anything else to stimulate the growth of itopk j «n i heaviest crops vntli least pos- ^^gte^nd'c^ve the greatest proportion of flesh forming £ £ ? wSS to the huge misshapen spec mens Vv.ab'e\t manv exhibitions, but to the rows of well Symmetrical specimens displayed by th, thou^nd th« ^ii'Tible pr:z°s, amounting to upwards of %h aiv,"giv"n by Messrs Suttwa this year for the best in the various classes. the roots set ch>wn for competition are contnbiv S her Majesty the Queen from the t?<* Har-«hot Park Farms, his Grace tuo Du.ce of lortland, b^race 'he Duke nf Sutherland, the Marquis of A,le«- the M iroris of Briftol, the Earl of Warwick, the ]Spf Harrington, L rd Calthorpe. Lord Camoys, Lor- the Hon. R. Cavendish, the Hon andKev A &SXnTS3bSiiASJ^ ]h.1 and otners. numbering in all nearly 13,000 roots in- up SKtfcuiar mention, but we mn4 refer to the wonder- Jjjy fine collection of Sutton s Mammoth Long Red Obge] rrj^jg V<<riflfv as our readers wib doubtless «fi**>wr, was one of" Messrs Sutton's introduction some k*1-Vear^ a^o pnd has been awarded first prize a, the ^^gham° great cattle show for six successive years, distinguished from all others by being broader in the anr' maintaining great thickness throughout the t)J?fercof, while some idea of its weight producing proper- be obtained from the fact that some of Messrs *crp customers have grown as much as To tons per w;. "'efind that there are no less than 7o lots repre- Nearly 1,000 specimens, sent in to compete to fe S"tton's prizes, and those of Admiral ^lr N" B; be, ^6^on Sir Henry Dashwood, and Mr Gr. Bishop itetttfnJr short'of wonderful. The heaviest twelve weigh m h or an average of 36h lhs each, tne heaviest being 2 «Kbs- Sutton's Golden Tankard Yellow Flesh Manuel is Huaps one of the most excellent in the whole show. variety, which was awarded the Highland Society s K^dal a's the best feeding root, has been found to con- ^0^ ^J^rg^r proportion of saccharine matter than any other. Wanness 0f growth and evenness of character, the V-^ris exhibited by Mr John Fall, Mr James Messenger, Hay are certainly all that can be desired. In the >« HiaWl class Sutton's Berkshire prize yellow globe Scented by some sixty-five entries, which include 3 the finest specimens of globe mangel ever seen at H cj.anv other show. Especially noticeable are those Jtf. G. B. Middleton and the Hon. Mrs Hay, some S O ns of the latter weighing 40 lbs. each. Sutton's Jit *Vart mangel, a variety introduced last year, comes Ng P^ally well,'the thirty lots staged containing some a ch for smallness of top and massive character of ffefj^oequalled by anv in the show. Sutton's yellow r* Jnh late are also remarkably fine, especially those from T thB Pall and the Hon. Mrj Hay. The competition blue riband," viz., the eighteen specimens of «VSchampion swede, has brought together one of the \» ^HCoNections ever seen. There are no less than 2,200 1>r°ots. The heaviest come from Mr H. Allsopp, SV^dlio Court, Worcester, and are some grand roots, iSa^hing 25 lbs: each while those grown by Mr C8 Dfl of Chipping Norton, from a field crop of 40 fei^bl acre' ate by no means to be despised. Some re- SVte specimens of Sutton's improved drumhead if* W -rom the Earl of Harrington's, weigh 75 lbs. each IH Zl'lV, kohl rabi, carrot, and cabbage classes are wel ? V?ari- 80Uje handsome clean specimens while the B.arl <Car*ick's coUectton in the special classes for sewage Jcr are remarkible for their large size.and clean quahty 00ts sent for competition for Messrs Morris and piv2n> Mf'usrs Eurnard, Lack, aw l Aigar, Messrs James JCaud Co.,and Messrs Obleiodorff's prizes for collections 5 grown with their manures and with Messrs Sutton's vPr°dictive of a fine display. ^^le\en o clock the judges, Professor Wrightson, of the ^-gncultnral College, Cirencester, Mr H. Scott Hay- ^resident ot the Kingscote Farmers' Club, Mr her Majesty's Royal Bagshot Farm, Mr H. Xjj to Mr John "Walter, M.P., for roots, with H)Pr, ''tferha ^yJicombe House G-ardoas. and Mr Lees, foil tbP;» Gardens, for vegetables and potatoes, co«- I h> wi*8 ic i^uous task of awarding the prizes, and the ^J2ES the result of their awards :— 1 £ K°0T3 GROWN WITHOUT SEWAGE CULTIVATION. Ji?:lR:'teen Koots, Sutton's Champion Swede-lst, £ 10 ^the n ? Allwpp, M P Hiudlip Court; 2ml, £ u 5s His ^ili Ua Portland, CliDstone Park 3rd, £ 3 ds, Mr W. V' -A-ldermaston 4th, ^2 2a, >Ir T. C. Garth, Haines \t \*r r Ma3°r ^ucas, Rowsham highly com- W^odn*. Beale, Lawrence Waltliam, Mr t>. Monek, cr0Iiy'J^ded, Mr G..Tenner, Udimore, Mr T, L. M. Lady bank, Lord A. Hill, Wakebnrst Heaviest Sutton's Champion Swede—1st, £ 2 2s, K i 3til ii M.P.; 2nd, £ 1 Is, Mr R. H. Johnson, Gunners- V\Jss3-Ifp fh Mr John Moore V?* 6 ftiTfc've Sutton's Mammoth Long Red Mangel—1st, £ 5 V^'Sjf p >)0P' BaughurBt, 3 cwt Sqrs 201bs 2nd, £ 3 8s, Ad- l(2<CHeii rj' Middleton,|Bait; 3rd, £ i2s,Easthamptead Union, £ 110s, Mr John Fall, Burbage; 5th, £ 1, Mr A. <tjjJ")8or v,n' Shirley Loilge, Milton highly commended, Mr J. Q'Jjf 'pJ- Messenger, Bonhams; commended, Lord Arthur -J "'•^V WilHs, The Heimitage, Woking S?'i8q~ Heaviest Sutton's Mammoth Long Red Mnngel 9 A^miral Sir G, N. B. Middleton, Shrublands, 12Slbs; SUnfordH°n' MrS Hay' Clyfle Hal'' 3fd' £ 1 l3' Mr A' >us~"?Ye^ve Sutton's Berks Prize Yellow Globe Mangel— o^al Sir CI. N. B. Middleton, Bart.; 2nd, £ 3 3s, Mr Wr^ichli'i ^s> Hall Bare, Rainham; 4th, £ 1 10s, Sir Ej» »Porctleater 5t,h, £ 1, Mr Geo. Bntler; highly com- \Ci 6d, MvtohamPsteacl Union, Mr Snelling, Suiham com- V88 Ck1sld. Ashurst Park iftree Heaviest Sntton'a Berhs Prize Yellow Globe k lS £ 8 3s, the Hon. Mrs H«y 2nd £ 2 2s, Bir P«al Han- 6» Wi'>nim«r- 3rd. £ 1 Is, Mr John lall &,Vto^TWeiv^ Snttori'B Yellow Intermediate Mangel—1st, £ 5 T' bN. Mrs Hay 2nd, £ 3 3s, Mr John Fall: 3rd, £ 2 2s, Mr 4tb £ i i()s, Easthamptead Union 5th, £ 1 Is Mr R. gle" highly commended, Mr Garth, Haines Hill, Mr W. L. ijl" Twelve Sutton's New Golden Taukard Mangels—1st, V?, i/^orgo Jenner; 2nd, £ 3 3s, Mr J. Messenger; 3rd, L. Beale 4th, £ 1 10s, Mr John Fall; 5th, £ 1, Mr (Y'> rr kigMy commended, MrR. AV. Hall Dare, Mr G. H. I# 9 endea, Mr J. Taylor, Mr R. Webb, Mr R. B. Blyth. "C^St TQ O ree Heaviest Sutton's New Golden Tankard Man- b ,Mrs Hay, 901 bs 2nd, £ 2 2s, MrW .L. ?' J. Messenger, 681bs £ 5 ut'on's New Oxheart Ytllow Globe Mangel Sra' «Mrs Hay; 2nd, £ 3 3s, Sir H. Dashwood, 5th m' ir?T Georgo Jenner 4tli, £ 110s, Mr J, Mes* V_- Lucti' "5 Bolitho, Penzance; highly commended, lir w Admiral Sir G. N. B. Middleton.Bart.; com- T ICWfj e!ve mangels, any variety, not including those 2nrl «?revi°us cla-ses—1st, £ 3 3s, Mr John Fall (long W" Hillyard 8rd' £ l l8' Mr W" Ij' Vj- MjrTWelve Suttwn's Imperial Green Globe Turnips—1st, V?' W6vk Bulford, Hordley 2nd, £ 1, Mr J. Fall; 3rd, 15s, ^eenham; 4th, 10s, Mr W. Bulien, Wayford; ,ar uls 0 Marquis of Avlesbury, Savernake; com- -8 13-(In. Mrs Hay 2ijfj ,*6lve "White Globe Turnips—1st, £ 1 10s, Mr W. L. fi y' > Mrs Colclongb, Tintern Abbey; 3rd, 15s, Mr John 4th, 10s, Mr R. Webb highly commended, Mr y lo? U^S' Padworth; commended, Major Allfrey, Wokefield S >"w«lve Suttcai'sPurpleTnp Mammoth Turnip?—1st, 2nd, £ l, Mr J. Guy, Bowden 3rd, IBs, Mr 9 Huut's House 4th, 10s,"Mr T. C. Garth; highly t?'' Fall; commended, Mr R. Webb. in' Mr t'^lveGreyatoneTurnips—1st, £ 110s. Major Allfrey rar Ott, Salford; 8rd, 15s, Mr John Sampsou; k' f!;h> H. Hillyard, Hanwell >1. ftnAwelve Sutton's Red Paragon Turnips—1st, £ 110s, ft te*idge. Milton 2nd, £ 1, Mr John Samps >n 3rd, V** 1 'M b 4th, 10s, his Grace the Duke of Portland Sir e]ve Yellow-Fleshed Turnips (any round variety) ■vHrn, J. L. M. Cartwright; 2nd. 15s, Mr Harvey, Frog- b 1 shpiiagt;0n 3rd, 10s, Mr W. L. Beale 4th, 5s, Mr A ^UttT ^Ve Tankar l Turnips any variety—1st, £ 1, Sir %h!?> >;r' 15a, Mr J. Sampson 3rd, )0s, ^ajor Allfrey ».&!]', Barrett: highlv commended, Mr VV4 Wyeth, L rln??nen(ifed, Mr R. Webb trViAu w ■a6- button's Iinpro-ed Green Kohl Rahi-lst, Tatv, ri^ard 2nd, £ 1, Mr J- L. Enaor, Seiner 3rd, LV' A?' ?olbeach 4th, 10s, Mr T. C. Garth; highly a. Mr Burrell, Frimley, Farnham commeiidetl, Mr ij So ,f Six Sutton's Improved Purple Kohl Rabi 1st, £ i is, ^'hyard 2nd, 10s 6d, Mr Geoge Jenner f.l, ^b^Three Heaviest Drumhead Cabbages—Earl Hw Is on> Elvaston Castle; 2nd, £ 2 23, Mr G. Hillyard S»r Paul Hunter, Ban.; 4th, 10s 6d, >Ir °vorton> ii|f ^'Iw^^welve White Carrots, anv variety 1st, £ } }s> l}\- K^esbury 2.<1,10s 6d, the Hon. Mrs Hay if^l^^highly commended, Major Ailfrey; conim' Re(i Carrot3' any variety—1st, i'. 2nd, 10s (id ttie Hon. Mrs Hay 3rd, 5s, Mr George >t »hlv commended, Mr Phillips, Great Barton com- Baker I V !X 0L1 ROOTS GROWN WITH SEWAGE CULTIVATION- Lb'1 2<UI» ONLY. est Twelve Specimens Sutton's Mammoth Long 9 18t, £ 5 5s, Warwick Sewage Farm, Mr Tough, V,■ 'h £ 3 3s Banbury Sewage Farm, Mr Garrett, Shly commended, Etou Sewage Farm, Mr Tougb, fj J) I >N*S Twelve Specimens Sutton's Berks Priz», or /& p °xhe<irt Yellow Glol e Manuel—1st, £ 5 5s, Eton 7J>'V tr O' llr Touch, manngt-r 2nd, £ 3 3s, Kanbnry Sewiigo v'wtn»> <yarr* tt, manager extra prize, twelve green Kohl Farm, Mr Toufih, manager „ H-lj;u's V i, Twr)ve Specimens of Sutton's Golden Tankard, vCl'-rtr ,low Intermediiite, Mangels—1st, £ 5 5s. Banbury rS.Nip, i r Barrett, manager 2ud, 3. Centra! Low ,on o Hi! yard, steward hiuhlv cemm; »>led, Farm, Mr Tt ugh, inanagtr; commended, Eton vl ^Ugh, manager 'Collection of Potatoes, twelve d sbes of distinct fv ersto comprise a dish—1st, £ 5 5s, Mr J. Walter, ^1 W^rkti,v 2ad> Is, Mr John Buker; highly coinme'ided, i ('?'<! T*' Hon. Mrs Hav. n.^ty-'our Suttr n's"Redskin Fiour Ball Potatoes V? ^1 ^T» Suth rland 2nd, IDs. Mr K. G. Ashweh. f j we"tY-f-ur Nation's HuiUredfold Finite Pout u s— ""4. mtB Brown; 2nd, 1d, Mr Hawley 3id, 5s, Mr J. ^'w10,?6y £ Su^on'H Improved He.di-g Onions-lst £ 1, Mr '^iker 2nd? 15;. Reading Union 3rd, 10,. Mr Hillyard 4tn, 5s, Hon. Mrs Hay, highly commended, Mr Laker, vommendji, ^pSSTPBIZBS OFFERED BY MANURE MANCFACTORBB3. Cl i-s 32—A prize of £ 5 5s, offered byMessrs Morris and Griffin, Ceres Works, Wolverhampton, for tl.e bsst twelve specimens of Purple top Swed-, any va^ iety, and twelve Globe or Intermediate Mangels grown with manure supplied by Messrs Moms a Griffin, and from sead supplied by SuUoa and Sons. Cup, air Field highlv commended. Mr Tagg. Class 33-A ptizo of £ 0 5s, offered by Messrs Ofileii;,orff and Co.. 15, Leadenhall-street, London, for the best twelve specimens of M-a'gel Wurzel, any one of Messrs Sutton's Improved Vane- ties, an Hie best twelve Champion Swedes, ^row 11 wita '.issclvcd Peruvian Government Guano, and from seeds, supplied by Sutt( a CollectlOll of Ro()ts, consisting of nine mammoth long red Cup, Mr Geo. Jfcnner; higldy commended, Mi L. Ru«ul. (5lass So—A urize of £ 5 t>s, offered by Meaar.' Buinaro, tiack, and A%tr, Hyunouth, for the best collection o roo s consisang of six champion swedes, six mammoth long red nvinte s, an<. six vllow -lob- mangels, grown with manure supplied by Meb»r» Burnard, Lack, and Algar. and from seed supplied '\Yr Sons.—Mr R. H. Farrer, Abingor Hall; biguly comm nueu, Mr John Tubb. Occupying a conspicuous position in the show was a magnificent display of forty handsome silver cups, upwards of two hundred guinea in va,:ue- These, with medals and other valuable prizes, amounting in value to five bunarea guineas, viill be presented by Messrs S»- tou suu toons to various agricultural and horticultural sucietks during J'wxt year, for tbe btst spscin^m product-d from their seed. The cups and medals have been specially manufactured for Messrs Sutton by our townsmen, Messrs Bracher and Sydenham, and, in design a';d workman-hip, are superior to anything we ha.ve seen. „ The principal of the roots will be exhibite(I on LAtes-irs Suttons' stands at the forthcoming London and Birming- ham Cattle Shows.
THE BIRMINGHAM CA.TTLE AND POULTRY EXHIBITION. The show which opened to the public on Monday, Nov. 29th, is one that well maintains the reputation of Bingley Hall, though in some of its leading featare" there is a fall- ing off in the number of specimens entered for the compe- titions. Amor.g the contributors in the various depart ments are her Majesty the Queen, the Prince of Wales, Sir W. Booth, the Duke of Buckingham, Lord Calthorpe Lord Chesham, Mr Colman, M.P., Sir J. H. Crewe fair W. G. G. dimming, Sir H. Dashwood tlie LARL of JILK-smere, the Earl of Gainsborough, Lord Arthur H.I., IJ.III Howe, Lord Leigh, the Earl of Lonsdale, Colonel Lloyd-Lindsay, Lord Leigh, the Earl of Lonsdale, Colonel Lloyd-Lindsay, M.P., Mr Matheson, • M.P., Mr McCombie, M.P, Colonel North, M P., the Duke c.f Portland, Sir F. Smythe, Earl Spencer, Sir W. C. Treveivan, Lord Walsingham, Lord and Lady Bagot, the Hon. Mrs Colville, La.lyGalway, LadvGvvydjr, the Hon. Mr and Mrs Baillie .Hamilton, the Marchioness of Hastings, the Hon. Miss Douglas Pennant, Lord Sadeley, the Hon. Mrs Sugden, the Duke of Sutherland, Lady Georgina Vernon, and a long list of those who have made their names almost equally distinguished by excellence in cattle, poultry, or root production. The entries in the cattle classes this year, as compared with 1874, show a decline from 152 to 117, and from the latter number are to be de- ducted about twenty absentees. The bal! is, however, well filled, and the specimens contain among them many of the most celebrated animals of exhibition quality. The show of sheep has crept up a little this year, though it is still below the average strength. There are 72 pens, against 69 last year, and 75, 84, 87, and S9 in the four preceding seasons. The best supplied classes are those of Shropshire and Cross-bred wethers. In the strong competition of Shropshires, containing a third of the whole sheep display, Mr N ock takes both the cups for the younger classes of wethers, defeating Lord Chesham, Mr Wyatt, Mr Sheldon, Mrs Beach, and others, the other principal honours being divided between Mr Wyatt, Mrs Beach, and Mr Sheldon. There is but a small display of pigs, the number of pens having declined from fifty-nine to forty-one. All the classes, however, present well-fed and evenly-developed ex J amples. The corn entries are on a most diminutive scale, amounting only to twenty-two samples in the nine classes. There is not a single entry of Talavera wheat, and only one of black oats, or of white or of gray peas, while red wheat and barley attract respectively but two competitors. Though the samples appear as good as usual, their defi- ciency in number causes the prize list to be of little in- terest. The roots make a very excellent show the quality bdng remarkably even, and roughness from overgrowth but little observable. There are four cups for assorted collec- tions, given respectively by Messrs Morris and Griffin, Messrs Proctor and Ryland, Messrs Sutton and Sons, and Messrs Carter tmd Co. Sir F. Smythe takes that for an assortment of swedes and gold mangolds, as well as the one for a collection of three kinds of mangolds, his specimens, as well as those competing with them, being in each in. stance shapely and well grown. In the other classes Sir F. Smythe is first with Globe or Intermediate Wurtzel; ;nd Messrs Perry, with an extremely good lot of swedes. If we wish to point to the really strong feature of the show we must go to the potatoes, which, with 15 classes and 103 en- tries, literally occupy the whole of one of the galleries. Four silver cups have been offered for assorted samples, two by Mr Wise, one by Messrs Sutton and Sons, and one by Messrs Carter and 00. Two of these are taken by Messrs Perry. Sir F. Smythe is first in Lapstone kidneys and coloured-skinned. The potato gallery must be said to con- stitute one of the most charming features of the show. The health of the whole of the animals continues remarkably good. The following were amongst the local exhibitora :— FAT CATTLE. HEREFORDS. Class 2-Steers exceeding three and not exceeding four years old—1st, X20, exhibitor, Mr W. Heath, LudLam Hall, Norwich breeder, Mr G. Forrester, Wellington, Salop age 3 years 6 months 14 days Class 3—Steers not exceeding three years old—2nd, £ 10, and 3;d, £ 0, exhibitor and breeder, Mr R. Shirley, Baucutt Munslow, Church Stretton ages 2 years 2 months and 9 days, and 2 years 2 months 2 weeks Cbb" 5—Heifers 1st, £15, exhibitor and breeder, Mr Thomas Jones, Red Lion, Shrewsbury; age 2 years 6 months 25 days. 2nd, £10, exhibitor and breeder, Mr J. Pritchard, Endon Burneli, Bridgnorth ave 3 years and 10 months. 3rd, X5, exhibitor and breeder, Mr W. R. Corser, Much Wenlock; age 2 years and 11 months SHEEP. Class 26-Shropshires, three fat wethers, not exceeding 23 months old-Ist, £15, and silver cup, exhibitor and breeder, Mr Thomas Nock, Sutton Maddocfe, Shifnal; 2nd, X10, exhi- bitor and breeder, Mr HI J. Sheldon, Brailes House, Warwick- shire Srd, L5, exhibitor and breeder, Lord Chesham, Ches- ham, Bucks. Highly commended, Lord Chesham and Mr H. J. Sheldon Class 28—Pat Shropshire Wether, not exceeding 23 months old-lat, silver cup, given by Messrs Mapplebeck and Lowe, ex- hibitor and breeder, Mr Thos. Nock, Sutton Maddock, Shifnal. 2nd, sdver mod J, given by Mr Ottley, exhibitor and breeder, Airs Sarah Beech, Brewood Class 37-Fat Shropshire Ewe, having bred one or more lambs-Silver medal, exhibitor and breed r, Mr H. J. Sheldon, Rrtiiles House, Warwickshire; age about 3 years and 9 months. Highly commended, exhibitor, Lord Leigh, Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth breeder, MrE. Crane,Shrawardiue, Salop; aged ROOTS. Class 1—Silver cup, value six gnineas, given by Messrs Morris and Griffin, Wolverhampton, for the best 12 swede turnips and 12 globe mangolds: Sir F. Smythe, Bart., Acton Burnell, Shrews- bury Class 3-Silver cup, value five guineas, given by Messrs Sutton and Sons, for the best collection of six Mammoth long red mangolds, six globe mangolds, and six golden tankard yellow- fleshed mangolds, Sir F Smythe, Bart., Acton Burnell, Shrews- bUcFass 5—Kohl Rabi—1st, £ 2, Messrs Cocks Brothers, Gosberton, Spalding 2nd, £ 1, Messrs G. and J. Perry, Aston Pigott, Con- dover, Salop Class 7-Globe and intermediate varieties of mangold wurzel 1st £2, with two guineas added by Messrs Proctor and Ryland, Sir F. Smythe, Bart., Acton Burneli; 2nd, £ 1, Messrs G. and J. Perry, Acton Pisott. Condover, 8alop Clasa 9-Swedesof any variety 1st, X2, with two guineas added by Messrs Proctor and ttylaud, Messrs G. and J. Perry, Acton Pigott; 2nd, 41, Ur C. Crisp, Alrewas POTATOES. Class 16—Silver cup, value five guineas, given by Mr G. Wise, for 12 Ashleaf 12 Brese's Peerless, 12 Da mahoy, 12 Fluke, 12 Red Regent, 12 Hundredfold Fluke, 12 Paterson s Victoria, and 12 Scotch Blue, Messrs G. and J. Perry, Actcn Pigott, Condover, "(Jiang 27—Other colrured-skinned varieties—1st, £ 1, Sir F. Smythe. Bart., Acton Burnell. Class 30-Twclvo distinct varletles-1st and silver cup, given by Mr G. Wise. Messrs E and J. Perry, Acton Pigott The exhibition of cattle, poultry, and corn, at Bingley Hall, was opened on Monday. The weather, though cold, was not altogether unfavourable, and the show was attended by a large number of visitors. The number of entries in the poultry classes were 2,490, as against 2,474 last year. Of pigeons there were 47 classes, containing 541 pens. The following were local prize winners: BRAMAH POOTRA (Li ht or or Pullets. Prico not to cxceed 00s. 2nd, Mrs H. Ffoulkes, Llandyssil Rectory, COCHIN CHINA (Cinnamon and Buff). Hens not exceeding one year old, 2nd, Mr Alfred Darby, Little is ess, Shrewsbiu-y MALAY. Cocks hatched in 175.-2nd, Miss A. Biooke, Shraw- ardine Rectory, near Shrewsbury. TJ MALAY. Hens exceeding one year old. 1st, ilr Walter B. Payne, Shrewsbury. BLACK HAMBUHGH. Cocks, of any age.—3rd, The Rev. W. Seijearitson, Actou Burneli Rtctory, Shrewsbury. BLACK HAMBORGII. Hens or Pullets.-3rd, The Rev. W. Sei-jeautson.. Pi&RONS.— NUNS. 2nd, Miss A. Brooke, Shrawardme hectory 3rd, Mr Frank, Siedle. THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW. The sixteenth annual exhibition of sporting ocher dogs opened on Saturday, in Curzon Hall, with the judging. The quality of the dogs exhibited this year, with perhaps one or two exceptions, is fully equal to last year's show, while in some cases—notably the English setter clnses-a. marked improvement is perceptible. Amongst the judges were—Pointers Viscount Comb^rmere. Setters and foreign sporting dogs: Mr Lort, Yockleion Hall, near Shrewsbury. h'-unds, harriers, and beagles: Mr John Walker. l\irchwi..l, Wrexham. Fox-terriers: Mr John Walker. Fox TF.iiRiERS.—Dogs: Very highly commended, Mr T. W. Hasiehurst, Bridgnorth, Crack. POI\T:.n.I;,dinl'1 Size Dp: 2nd, Mr R. Parr, Leaton Knolls Salop, "Don" Medium Siz > _liitch«s: 2-id, Dr J. Brooke* Wellington, Sdlop, "Blair." Sinull Size Dogs: 2nd, Mr J. Bishop, Wellington, i;,IOP, Bounce." SETTERS—English -itcl, V(,ry Ilighly commended, Mr n. Piico B ila N<irth Wales, "Bess;" BLck-and-tunDog-,champiou class Prize, T. O. Meyrick, A,de- Castle, Shropshire, "Hock." SPANIELS.—Irish Dogs: IsL, Mr J. B. hKidniore, isantwich, Barney." Water Spaniels other to an Irish Dnga 1st. Mr W. S Holmes, Wellington,Salop."Datsh. Large Sjz" Bitches: 2nd aw1 3ro, Mr \V. S. Holmes, Flirt" and" hounce." DALMATIANS —1st, Mr F. Britton, Aewfcown, iontgomeryshire '• Captain."
MESSSS PROCTOR AND RYLAND'S SOOT i PKIZES. The premium? offered this year by Messrs Proctor ard I' a ni f;, i swedes, mangolds, and kohl rabi, grown with manure supplied by the hrc'> re~ cently been awarded i.ytlia Judges (Mr John Hicsve. Dunchurch, liugbv, and Mr J. W. ;Miuton, Forum, Shrewsbury) :— DISTRICT PIUZES FOR SWEDES. DrSTalCT NO. 1. Fifteen Guineas, or Pluto of hke value, for tho best crop of Five Acres of Sweds, grown with their turmp manure only, upon anv farm within the counties of Salop, \¡rwick, Wor- cester, Gloucester, Berkshire, Oxford, Buekiog iar He n Bedford, Northampton, Rutland. Leicester, and Huntingdcm, to Lord Dartmouth, Patshull, Wolverhampton, 28tuus 160wt 3qrs 41 Ten'Guineas, orrpiat3 of like value, for the s?co^ ^Soff°^ to Lord Northwick, Nortlivvick Pars, More.on m-Marsh, -w .OLS llcwt Sqrs 201b;, weight per DISTRICT NO. 2. Fifteen Guineas, or Plate ot' like value, for die Five Acres of Swedes, grown with their turnip m >, upon any Farm within the counties of Lincoln, IN £ > Derby, Stafford, Hereford, Radnor, and Montgome. y, Neale, High Oakham, Mansfield, 25tons 19cwt 2cp's 161 g per acre Ten Guineas, or Plate of like value,for the second best crop, to Mr C. C. Cotes, M.P., Cotes. House, Stone, Staffordshire, 24tons Ocwt Slbs weight per acre DISTRICT NO. 8. Fifteen Guineas, or Plate of like value, for the best ciop oi Five Acres of Swedes, grown with their turnip manure upon any farms within the counties of Cumberland, Weat land, York, Lancaster, Chester, Flint, De-ibigh. Carnarvon, a.icl Merioneth, to Mr Joseph Robinson, Lee Green Hall, Middles ICII, 34tons lqr 4\bs weight per acre „ Ten Guineas, or Plate of like value, for the second be^t cr p, to Mr John Harrison, Wilstrop Hall, York, 30 tons weight pei aero SPECIAL PRIZES FOR SWEDES. Fifteen Guineas, ov Plate of like value, for the best crop of Five Acres of Swedes, grown with their turnip xuanure oiilv, upon any farm iu England or Wales, to Mr Hugh Owen, Quiut, Dwyran, Carnarvon, 37tons 4owt lGlbs weight per acre Ten Guineas, or Plate of like value, for th second Ipst crop, to Mr William Prvtlierch, Bodfeddan, Pengarmsiog, Anglesey, 3-ltons ICcwt 2qr- 'Clhs weight p>*r acre MANGOLD WURTZEL PRIZES. Fifteen Guineas, or PI ite of like value, f r the best crop of Two Acres of Mangold Wurlzel. grown with their mangold manure only, upon anv farm in England or Wales, to Mr James Egarr, Wisbech St. Mary, Peterborough, 51tons 3cwt lqr 4lbs weight per acre Ten Gu.neas, or Plate of like value, for the second bes. crop, to Mr Richard Tanner, Frodeslev, Salop, 45'.ons 4cwt 2qrs weigat i er acre KOHL RABI PRIZES. Ten Guineas, or Plate of like value, for the best crop of ijo Acres of Kohl Rabi, grown with their kohl rabi manure only, upon any farm in England or Wab s. to Mr W. E. Wadsley, Dun^by, Boarne, 34tons 19cwt 241bs weight per acre Five Guineas, or Plate of like value, for the second best crop, to Mr Charles Howard, Biddenham, Bedford, 24tons 12cwt
QUEEN'S PLATES. An important change has been made in regard to the Queen's Plates now given at various race meetings. Lord Bradford, the Muster of the Horse, has issued a notice stating that, while the amount given will be the same each year, it will be differently arranged. Hitherto the plates have been of R106 value, and have been given each year. Henceforth the value will be £ 210, but the plates wfll be given (with the exception of Newmarket and York) in alternate years. The following is Lord Bradford's notice The Ma^tar of the Horse gives notice that after this year, with a view to encourage a greater number and a higher class of horses running for Her Majesty's Plates, the number of plates will be reduced and their valne doubled. Until further notice thev will be given as follows:- Newmarket (every year). 300 York 200 In alternate vears:- Newcastle and Carlisle 200 Manchester „ Liverpool 200 Chester „ Shrewsbury 200 Lichfield Warwick 200 Nottingliam Leicester 200 Lewes Canterbury 200 Weymouth Plymouth 200 Winchester Salisbury. 200 Hampton Egham 200 Ipswich Chelmsford 200 Goodwood Epsom too Lincoln „ Doncaster 200 Northampton It Huntingdon 200 Richmond, 200 every other year. The places mentioned in the first column Till have the plates in 1876. Richmond will commence in 1877. No plate to be given at a meeting not held annually and otherwise supported by public money. No geldings to be allowed to run, and no plate to be confined to mares, -BRADFORD, Msster of the Horse."
MARKET REPOHTa I R ¡¡ ü, f¡ i.Io. f "I OORN AVEii-AAjrK. For the week ending Sa-turaay, Nov. 27th. The following are the quantities (in quarters) sold, and the prices, this year and last year :— QUANTITIES SOLD. PRIOEII. This year. Last year. This year. I.ast year. '.Vhetl 45,049. 63,653 46s 8d 43s 6d BarJ-v 72,209. 108,662 36- 10d 42s lOd Oata 2,725 3,432 26s 5d 27s lid CORN, Sc. LIVERPOOL, TUESDAY.-There was to-day a mode- rate trade in wheat and flour, at steady but unchanged rates. Beans and peas without quotable change, but the former fully as dear as previously. Oats quiet. Indian corn iu rather less request, at about late rates-mixed American 33s per quarter. s (last TO; im»fiosBWa«a'. 9s 2d. to Ur. 5d. per 1001b ..37*. 01. 42s od.$> asoib Foreign Barley 3h- 3d. to 3s 10d. per 60ib IIIAHF FITIU OUT-1: .». o.«•. <•. c -«. • 3 7'1» *-■0' V 4<)IB S^yptian .41,. Od. vo 43*. Od. 4801b LONDON, MONDAY. — There were heavy arrivals of foreign wheat and oats last week, but not much of other grain. English wheat 4,928 quarters, foreign 67,534 quar- ters exports 626 quarters. The show of fresh samples from the near counties this morning was short; condition im- proved. The best dry lois went off ste"dily .t fu,.y r rates. The foreign trade was firmer, and some tescriptions obtained rather more money. Country flour 21,094 sacks, foreign 2,504 sacks 5,GS0 barrels. The business in country sorts°was limited, at scarcely former values. Foreign, both in sacks and barrels, found a quiet trade, at previous prices. English Barley 2,348 quarters, Scotch 2,006 quarters, Irish 120 quarters, foreign 11,567 quarters. The malting trade was still heavy, prices being lower. Distilling and grinding sorts were in quiet demand, at former prices. The malt trade was very slow, with prices rather lower. Maize 7,901 quarters this grain sold better than of late, at 6d advance. English oats 356 quarters, Scotch, 44 quar- ters, Irish 25 quarters, foreign G6,548 quarters. Notwith- standing the heavy foreign supply, a fair business was done, prices being fuby as dear. English beans 1,018 quarters, foreign 4 951 quarters. The trade was steady, and un- changed as to values. English peas 943 quarters, foreign 6,359 quarters. With a limited demand, prices were un- altered. CTJIIKJFIT PRICIF, OJT ,:H. 4Kn IFXC-UR' t" "ARK L B. 'v in^s qr. Wao it, LOW, K-as'i v. 48 te 52 Ditto ditto •• 42 47 WhentvNo-J"•• •• 41 47 Barley -87 4j Banna O-its,'iiodi • -■ •• •; ••• ,25 20 FJour, po oi 281 Oid9« »«>st to-17;). WAKEFIELD, FBIDAY. — Nwtwithhtanding the cold weather, our market for wheat continues very quiet, but without any material change in prices. Barley still de- pressed, and lower to sell. Other articles steady. LIVERPOOL, FRIDAY.—A fair trade was done in wheat, at an advance of Id on white and 2d per cental on red descriptions, Flour rather dearer. Peas steady. Beans finn. Oats about the sams as previously. Indian corn in fair demand, at advanced prices. f SHREWSBURY, SATURDAY.— This market was well attended, and for wheat there was a better demand than )a*t wt«-k. For barley there was also an increased enquiry, and oats, beans, and peas realized fully recent prices. The lat We"k, For barley there was alsi) an increased enquiry, and oats, beans, and peas realized fully recent prices. The quotations were a3 follow:- I I. s. d. Fl. d. White wheat, per 75 lbs 8 6 to 9 0 Red ditto, 1. 7 4 „ 8 0 ri^iey, per 38 quarts 5 4 5 9 Oats, per 22s -bs 20 0 £ 8 0 Beans, per 235 lbs 19 6 „ 0 Peas, per 225 ibs 1? 0 „ -.0 0 Malt, per imperial b.ei 8 9 9 0 CHESTER, SATCBDAT.—There were iew samples of wheat offering here to-day, the prices paid for prime quali- ties of red being 7s 3d to 7s 4d per bushel. Oats and barley command full rates. LONDON, WEDNESDAY.—The market was very quiet. Little business done in either English or foreign wheat, and prices unaltered. Flour quiet, at late rates. Barley a slow Sale for both grinding and malting sorts, and prices unchanged. Maize firm, at Mon ay's values. Beans and pea3 realized full prices.—Arrivals: British wheat, 290 quarters; barley, 860 quarters. Foreign wheat, 15.320 quarters; barley, 12,040 quarters; oats. 52,000 quarters; flour, 960 sacks. ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAT.-Wheat, 6. 03 to 7- Od per bushel: barley, 5s Od to 58 6d oats, 4s 6.1 to 4s 3 eggs. 0 to 10 for a lihilliub- salt butter, 14d to 151 fresh ditto, OOd to 18d per lb fowls, 3a 6d to 4u 6: per couple; ducks, 4s 6d to 5s 6d per couple; geesj, 43 03 u to 5s 63 each; turkeys, 53 Od to 7s Od each potatoes, Os Od to 4s 6J per measure. WELSILPOOL, MQJIDAS\—Wherf. 7s 9d to Si 6d per SO lbs; barley, 5:1 &1 to Hs Od per 40 quarts; 21s Od to 22s 6-1 per bag butter, OOd to 20 i per lb eg:s, t)O t', 8 for a stalling fowls, os 01 to 5s 6 1 per coupie ducks. 6s Od to 6, 6d; geese, 6s 6d to 7s 61 each; turkeys, Os Od to 0" 0d each potatoes, 8 lbs for sixpence beef. 8d to 10-i; mutton, 9d to lid veal, Od to 9d pork, 7d to S,1 per lb. NEWTOWN, TrrasDAY (Nov. 30rh).—Wh«!»t, 7u 6-i o 8s (kl; barley, 5 31. to 5 9d oats, 21). to 23* p, b& t'ggs, 0 to 3 for a shilling; butter, 17d 1n 18d per i1.; iowla, 4s 0d to 4s 6d per couple ducks, 4- 6d to 5s Od w couple, geese, 5s 01 to 68 Od each turkeys, 6s Od to 7s 0 each; potatoes, 8 lbs for sixpence beef. 8i. to 10J pe. lb; mutton, 9d to 10d; veal. 7d to 9d "I! to 8, 12 OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY (Dec. 1st).—The following were the oaotatiou": —Wheal, 7 Od to 78 6d; bariey, (malting), 5s 3d to 5" 8d oats, 41 Od to 4s 61; potatoes per measure of 90 lbs, Os Od io 48 Od; new potatoes, OJ to Od per lb; butter. Is 5d to Is 6d per lb; eggs, 00 to 7 for a shilling; fowls, 4s Od co 4s 6d per couple; ducks, Os Od to 5s Od per couple. CATTLE. LIVERPOOL, MONDAY. -There was a larger supply of stock than last week. consisting of 3,402 beasts and 7,964 sheep. Prices in favour of sellers. Trade was very good for the best qualities of both beasts and sheep; middling and inferior a slow sale, and a large quantity left unsold. Bnyers not so numerous. There was no foreign stock on c ffe'r. — Prices: Best beasts, 8d to SJd per lb second ditto, 6d to 7|d sheep, 8d to 10|d per lb, METROPOLITAN, MO:DAY. —Tha total imports ot foreign stock into London hvst week consisted of 18,751 head. In the corresponding week last year we received 15,748; in 1873,14,779 in 1872, 8,229; and in 1871, 16,308 head. The cattle trade has been rather firmer in tone, but there has been an absence of business in the demand. Sup- plies have been about the same as usual. The receipts of beasts from our own grazing districts have been moderate, and the general condition has been rather more favourable. For the choicest breeds a healthy enquiry has prevailed, and the best Scots and crosses have been disposed of at 6s 2d to 6a 4d per 8 lbs, but buyers have cot been eager to give these quotations. Other breeds have sold slowly. give these quotations. Other breeds have sold slowly. From Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire we have received about 1,800, from other parts of England about 500, from Scotland 167, and from Ireland about 1,500 head. On the foreign side of the market, with a quiet trade, prices have been unaltered. The sheep pens have as usual been sparingly supplied. The trade remains much in the same position, bding on the whole steady, but without activity. The extreme quotation for the best Downs and half-breds has been 7s 4d, the more general 7s 2d per 8 lbs. Calves have been in moderate supply, and have sold at about late rates. Pigs have been quiet. SHREWSBURY, TUESDAY.—There was only a small show of steck, either fat or store, and the prices of the past few weeks were barely maintained.—Prime beef made 9d to 9id per lb second quality, 8d to 9d mutton, wethers and best quality, lOd to 10id second quality and ewes, 9d to lOd veal, 9d to lOd. Pigs Stores on the decline; bacon, 12s per score; porks, 7d to 8d per lb. BIRMINGHA M, TUESDAY.—We received a full supply of beasts, for which theie was a steady trade, at late quo- tations. Sheep came to hand in limited numbers; trade fair, at full prices. Fat pigs a good supply trade good.- Prices: Beef, 71 to 82i per lb; mutton, 8d to lOJd per lb; bacon pigs, 10s Od to lis 6d per score; porket ditto, 12s Od to 12s 6d per score. SALFORD, TD)tI!DA\The supply of beasts on offer was larger. Trade ruled slow, at about last week's rates, and in some cases prices gave way about id per lb. The show of sheep was also larger, and prices were slightly easier. A fair business was done in calves, at fullv late rates. -Qut)tations Beef, 61d to S'd; mutton, 8d to l veal, 9d to 101d per lb. MISCELLANEOUS. LONDON PROVISION. Monday. — The arrivals last week from Ireland were 248 firkins butter and 3,600 bales bacon, and from foreign ports 24,598 packages butter aDd 2,179 bales bacon. The weather having changed to very cold, there was an improved demand for foreign butter, particularly for the finest qualities. In Irish but little doing at present. The bacon market ruled firm during the week and a good business was transacted no change made in the charge for orders of Waterford. Hamburg meat iu short supply. WORCESTER HOP, SATURDAY. Messrs Piercy, Longbottom, and Faram's circular saysAt our market to-day very few planters attended offering hops, which sold at late rates. The falling off is shown by the fact of only 43 pockets being weighed this week. Growers are nearly cleared out, and very few in the hands of merchants. The total number weighed is now 28,319 pockets. LONDON HOP, MONDAY. We can report no alter- ation in our market; prices continue firm for all choice and coloury samples, which are extremely scarce. Medium and low descriptions may be quoted a shade easier. It is only occasionally that holders show any disposition to press sales. Yearlings remain the same. Continental markets are firm. LIVERPOOL WOOL, FBEDAY.—The public sales of East India in progress since Tuesday will be brought to a close to-morrow. The total quantity catalogued will be about 14,600 bales. The attendance of buyers so far has been very good, but considerable caution has characterized their biddmgs, and a decline of quite Id per lb has been established on good white wools, compared with September sale rates middling white and all yellow kinds have nearly maintained their former range, but low sorts have sold somewhat irregularly.—Quotations are: East India, white. 9d to 15d; yellow, 8d to 14d; grey, &e, 3d to 101d wash^ Peruvian, lid to 18^d.; washed River Plate, lOd to 16d unwashed River Plate, 6d to 10 £ d. Washed Morocco, to 13id; unwashed Morocco. 6d to 9d. Egyptian white, lOd to 16!<i Oporto fleece, 121l to 13H. Mohair, 3s 5d to 3s 7!d. Alpaca, 2s 5d to 2s 7!d per lb. LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—In the English wool mar- ket there has been no fresh feature. Business has remained very quiet, and there has been no movement in prices. As regards the public sales of Colonial produce the attendance is good and biddings are tolerably brisk on account of the home trade. Australian qualities are chiefly in demand, and for these late prices are nalized but Cape sorts are selling at a reduction from October rates of id to Id per lb. 2 WOLVERHAMPTON HIDE, SKIN, AND FAT, SATURDAY .—Hides, 95 Ib and upwards, bid per lb; 85 Ib to 94 lb 54d 7.5 Ib to 84 lb, 4gd; 65 Ib to 74 lb, 3§d; 56 lb to 64 lb 3fd; 55 lb and under, 3d; cows, 3d to 3d; bulls, Od to 3M flawed and irregular, Od to 2d; kips, Id to 3d. Horse hides, JS Od to 00s Od each. Calf, 17 Ib and upwards, 5gd per lb; 12 Ib to 16 lb, 7d; 9 Ib to lllb, 7d; light, 6.id; flawen and irregular, 4!d. Wools, 4,. 4 1 to 6s ld. Fat, 2d to 3id per lb. LIVERPOOL PRODUCE, WEDNESDAY.—Sugar was in limited request, at late rates. Rum firm. Coffee in moderate request. Bice very dulL Nitrate of soda un. changed, at lis 6d to Us 9d per cwt. Lard dull, at 57s 6d per cwt. Petroleum firm, at lOfd to ll|d per gallon. Tallow steady- Olive oil firm. Linseed oil dull, at 26s to 26s 6d per cwt. Rape oil unchanged. Palm oil very firm. Ashes unchanged.
DISESTABLISHMENT MEETING- AT DOLGELLEY. On Thursday evening, November 25th, a meeting was held in the Assembly Rooms to hear addresses delivered by a deputation from the Liberation Society. The audience was large, but not so attentive or enthusiastic as the meeting held ar.sMachynlleth on the previous evening. During the Rev. John Jones's speech, a slight disturbance was rnaoe by a person named John Williams, butcher, who had to be reinoved from the hall by the police. The chair was occu- pied by the Rev. Robert Roberts, Calvinistic Methodist minister. Dolgeiley. There were also present Mr C. R. Jones, the agent of the Liberation Society for Merioneth- shire and Montgomeryshire, the Revs. John Thomas. Liver- pool, John Jones, Felinfoe], Llaneliy, Henry Morgan Robert Thomas, David Griffiths, R. E. Roberts. Llaidif's -S Mr R. O. Rees, Mr Meyrick Jones, &c. The CHAIRMAN said he had been requested to take the chair on the present occasion, and he had much pleasure in doing so to the best of his ability. The Liberation So- ciety was established upwards of thirty years ago. At that time it was very small and very unassuming, bu.. it ii-td since greatly increased and was now represented ah over the country, and its influence was being widely felt. When it was first instituted it was little known by persons in high places in the Church of England, and by the clergy belonging to the Establishment. rhe society was not heard of in Parliament, and a great number of Dissenters, wh., held fast to their own principles, laughed at the ideas of Disestablishment and Disendowment, which objects the society set itself to bring about. But now is was otherwise. In every episcopal charge or after-dinner speech the ques- tions turned up in some way or another. It was most frequently brought forward in the shape of a threat to the clert?y of the Church of England in order to bind them to- gether. It was often stated on occasions to which he had referred, that Disestablishment, if brought abeut at all, would be brought about by the internal disseutions in the Church of England herself rather than from aiiV outride cause. Parliament had shown the countrv N-hat it could do in ecclesiastical sffsirs hy -the Disestablishment of the Irish Church and he hoped the time would soon come when the Church of England would be made a free church (Cheers.) Mr C. R. JONES said he was glad to see so larre an a' sembly at Dolgelley. He referred to the -several nicgL,ires that had been passed by the influence of the Liberation Society, and spoke upon the interest the question of Dis- establishment was exciting at the present time. He ad- vocated Disestablishment and Disendowment as the best possible things that could happen to the Church of England in its present circumstances. Although the Established Church had been in possession of a large portion of the wealth of this country for so many years, vet it had failed in its objecrs. For instance, the Caivinistic Methodist body in North Wales were more LUMerf-tis than the whoie of the Church members in that part of the Principality. In South Wales the Independents were strongpr than the Church of England; and in Monmouthshire the Baptists were DU- merically stronger than the members of the Established Church. (Cheers.) Mr Jones then dwelt upon the points given at the Machynlleth meeting and was frequently loudly cheered. The Rev. JOHN JONES, Felinfoel, said he had great pleasure in re-visiting Dolgelley after an absence of so many years. He was also pleased to see a great many pre- sent at that meeting who belonged to the inon conform, bodies. In meetings of the present description there were several difficulties with which its supporters had to contend. Generally speaking the audiences were composed of be- lievers in the principles advocated by the Liberation Society and not unbelievers. At Machynlleth, however, on the previous evening, a number of unbelievers, in the persons of clergymen of the Church of England, were present, and their presence was a great stimulus to the speakers. Another difficulty was that the friends of the Established Church, especialh in their weekly publications, resorted to language more suited to Billingsgate than to members of a church. He was going to say that they made use of black- guardism, but he did not wish to use so extreme a word, al- though it conveyed what he meant. The subjects of dis- establishment and disendowment were large ones. If the members of the society confined their remarks to one phase of the question it would be taken advantage of by the supporters of the Established Church, and it would be said that the Liberation Society based their principles on one portion of the subject and not upon the whole. That, however, was not the case. The society based their claims on all the points in the questions. He imagined that the great subject would be that of Disen- dowment. Clergymen were themselves in favour of Dises- tablishment. The fight would be "over the bones." (Laughter.) In confining his remarks, therefore, to the ques- tion of DiseRdowment, he really spoke upon the real ques- tion at issue between the parties..The tithes were net paid for the first four centuries. They were not paid in the eastern church at the present day, according to the testi- mony of Dean Stanley. There were a series of legislative Acts passed from the earliest periods of history to 18C9 when Parliament claiming a right as a proprietor, Disestab- lished and Disendowed the Irish Church. There was, in fact, such a chain of evidence, that it proved distinctly that the Endowments were public and not private property. (Applause.) Another link in tha chain of evidence that the endowments of the Established Church were public pro- perty, was the opinion of some of the most eminent jurists of this country. Blackstone in his commentaries on the Laws of England, vol. 2, page 75, edition 1775, said Accordingly- all municipal laws have provided a liberal and distinct maintenance for their national priests or clergy ours in par- ticular have established these by tithes probably in imi- tation of the Jewish laws." He called upon the audience to examine the question, and judge between the parties. The Liberationiata had stated their own side of the case, and they now left it to the friends of the Church of England to state their side. In adopting that course he was hot afraid of the result. Their banner was the banner of religious equality, and they called the attention of the public to it. Soma of them might have departed before their efforts would be rewarded with success, but it would come in the end, and there were probably many present who would witness it. (Cheers.) He did not profess tc be a prophet or the son of a prophet, but he did not fear to prognosticate the end, becaus events showed thac it was near. (Hear.) In advocating religious equality, he not only served his nation and his country, but his Creator. Such being the case, there was no option left him and the supporters of the Liberation Society but to advocate their principles until they were victorious. (Applause.) The Rev. HENRY MORGAN then moved "that the time has come when Parliament should at once take up the question of the Disestablishment of the Charch in England, Scotland, and Wales and this meeting call upon Parliament to do so." (Cheers.) The Rev. DAVID GRIFFITHS seconded the motion. The Rev. JOHN THOMAS, in supporting the resolution, said that now the Liberation Society had called upon Par- liament to take the matter up he had no doubt they would do so directly. (Laughter.) He then repeated nearly the whole of his speech given at the Machynlleth meeting il- lustrating his arguments with several telling anecdotes. The motion was then put to the meeting and carried unanimously. Mr R. O. REES proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers. He said there were two sides to every question, and a great deal could be said on the side of the Church of England. There were hundreds of good men in her ranks who con- scientiously thought they were in the right place. He, therefore, suggested that another meeting should be held in order to give the friends of the Church of England an op- portunity of laying their side of the question before the public. (Applause.) Just as a sum of two columns would not be complete if only one of the columns were added up, so it was necessary to hear the arguments on both sides before they were able to form a correct judgment. (Hear, hear.) Mr EVAN JONES, Rhydwen, seconded the motion, and concurred with what bad been s"id by the previous speaker. The motion having been carried, The llev. JOHN JONES said as far as the members of the Liberation Society were concerned, they were willing to meet the clergy of the Church of England anywhere, and on any occasion, and allow the public to judge who were in the right. (Applause.) He concluded by proposing a vote of thanks to the Chairman for so ably filling the chair that evening. (Cheers.) Mr C. R. JONES seconded the motion. He remarked that after deciding to hold a meeting at Dolgelley he had written to Mr Samuel Holland, M.P., asking bim to pre- side. He (Mr Jones) felt that the hon. gentleman, if be were at home and if it were possible for him, should have consented to take the chair on that occasion. Merioneth- shire was a Nonconformist county, and, therefore, the re- presentative of the county ought to be present at an im. portant meeting like the one then held. Mr Holland had, however, sent a courteous note, saying that he should be from home. (A laugh ) The motion wis then carried, and the meeting separated. LLANFAIR CAEREINION. A public meeting was held in the Board Schoolroom on Tuesday evening Nov 23rd,to explain the aims and objects of the Liberation Society. The Rev Owen Jones, Gelli presided, and the spacious room was nearly filled. The meeting was conducted entirely in Welsh. The Chairman in an excellent speech strongly advocated the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church of England. Mr C. R. Jones, Llanfyllin, agent for the Society, delivered a speech upon the political aspect of the question, and the Rev John Thomas, Liverpool on the religious view. The Rev E. Griffiths, Meifod, also spoke. The meeting was enthusias- tic. At the close the Rev. W. Jones, proDosed a v0*e of thanks to the speakers for their excellent AdOresses, And this was seconded by the Rev D. S. Thomas and carried with acclamation. Rv.J. Thomas a,:ter nspon¿ir,g, pro- posed a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman not only for his conduct in the chair but for his excellent addresses, lhis was seconded by Mr C. R. Jones, and heartilv re- ceived. LLANBRYNMAIR. On Friday evening, November 26th, a meeting was held in the commodious schoolroom adjoining the old chapel. The room was full ofa-ttc-ntive listeners. The chair was taken by Mr 1 /avie.», (\fyuvddog) and the meeting WM addressed by Mr C. R. Jones, Llanfyllin, and the Rev John Thomas, Liverpool. Gre.1t enthusiasm was shown throughout the whole of the proceedings. ra_
THE MEMORIAL TO HUW MORUS. 0 rare Huw Morn, "The world," according to Earl Russell, in his biography of Tom Moore, "so IJPg as it can be moved by sympathy and exalted by fancy, will not willingly let die the tender strains and patheiic fires of a true poet." We accept this remark as truth in regard to our rustic Welsh bard, who flourished during the crisis of a great conflict between liberty and despotism, which is considered the moat remarkable era in the history of this king- dum. When all these calamities were going on in the countrv- strong castles which had faced the rage of the elements for ages were stormed, and destroyed to their very foundations large armies, who were well disciplined in the art and tactics of war were marching at a furious rate with no object in view but to crush and annihilate each other in a desperate and formidable conflict-it is not to be wondered at that these stirring times had such effects on the imagination and effusions of our author. He could not remain a quiet spectator without participating in the wonderful events which were carried on daily, evenuThis own neighbourhood. Men and women of different classes were deeply excited, and took different views of the great conflict between a narrow-minded and bigotted kin<? and his lawful sub- jects, who were trampled under feet and governed witb a rod of iron, until at last I their moans 1 The vales redoubled to the hills, and they To Heaven. On the other htnd, the romantic scenery of big native vale often created a deep and pathetic emotion in his mind-the hills, with their teep precipices and stupendous rocks covered with heath and graceful ferns-lovely dales adorned with flowers of different hues and shapes, and the wild Ceiriog roaring and foaming con- tinually whilst passing the very place whare our bard save utterance to Thoughts that breathe, and words that burn," which made his name to be highly revered oy his countrymen as long as good sense, good nature, and good learning enduro amongst the ancient mountains of Wales. As regards the poems of Huw Morus, they are considered by able critics to abound in nervous and tender strains which no ordinary bard could have produced. It is difficult to decide to what school of poetry in Welsh literature he be! aged, but he could entwine acywydd or a beautiful lyric by giving them such a musical and classical construction as charmed the ears of the most accomplished musician or scholar. Few compositions will bear comparison with his admirable elegy on Barbara Wynn of Mela;, whose tender strains have soothed numberless persons whilst suffering under deep affliction in being bereaved of friends and relatives. True poetry, which contains elements of pathos, will always command power and admiration amongst all classes of readers. His other lyrics, which have teen sung for gene- rations amongst our mountains and glens, are above encomium, and will remain popular amongst Cambrians, whilst the trash of the present generation will be scattered by the whirlwind of criticif-m into the deep obiivion from whence it pnngs, Without any further remarks on the productions of our poet we will state that he resided most of his time at Pontymeibion, in the valley of the Ceiriog. He lived during the reign of six kings, and the iacumbencies ot six vicars of his native parish. It appears by the large number of his poetical effusions that he wielded a pen often- r than a spade or plough. He was con- sidered by Gwallter Mechain the greatest poet of his age, and by Lewis Morris "a surprising comet, appearing after the revolution of 300 years, the date of Dafydd ab Gwilvm's appear- ance in the Cymric poetical firmament. He was held in great veneration by his countrymen, and pathetic elegies were com- posed to his memory by several eminent Welsh bards. lie died at Pontymei ion, his last words being Now to my rest I hurry away, To the world which lasts for ever and aye, To Paradise, the beautiful place, Trusting alone in the Lord of Grace," hich were rendered into English by George Borrow. After several generations had elapsed, some of his warm admirers succeeded, after making great efforts, in placing a splendid stained glass window last week in the north-east of Llansilin Church to his memory, and a proper tombstone over his remains will be put up in a few days. The stone was lilieraly given fom the Glyn granite quarry, by Mr Griffiths, Han Hotel, Chirk. The inscription on the window is the following, "Er Coffad wriaeth am Huw Moras (Eos Ceiriog). Bu farw Awst 31ain, I7u9, yn S7 mlwydd oed, "Yu nhelyn Huw Duw a roe dalJt." The contractors are Messrs Wailes and Sous, Newcastle-on- Tyne, who have given every satisfaction, and competed the work in the most admirable manner. The window represents the parable of the Talents, with the addition of Jubal, Miriam, King David, and ot. Cecilia, the patroness of music. Amongst the subscribers to the memorial were the Earl of Powis, Sir W. W. Wvijn, Bart., Mr C. W. W. Wvnn. M.P., Mr W. E. Jones, Vice- rnncipal 01 Jesus College, Oxford, the magistrates of Llansilin division, several clergymen, landowner; mo.-t of the large farmers and tradesmen of the neighbourhood, and also admirers and admirers of the bard from a distance. The opening service took place on Sunday, November 28th, when the Rev R. Jones, Eglwys-yn-Ithos, preached in the morning, afternoon (in English)' and night, in the parish church. Collections were made after each service towards the Oswestry Cottage Hospital May the noble language in which Huw Morus gave utterance to his sublime thoughts never expire amongst the vallevs and mountains of dear old Cambria. LLYWARCH" HEN. Pantypwdin, November 2?th, 1-75.