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Si* Charles Morgan, Bait's Annual Cattle Shaw. The annml exhibition of .stock, under the auspices of Sir Charles Morgan, Baronet, of 'I red" ?ar, took place at the com- modious Cattle Market, Newport, on Tuesday issi. The weather on the day preceding the sho. was extremely nnpi opitious, and apprehensions were l:t unf-ivourabie weather would pevent a numcrou; alteDd<ioce. 1 he trior nu;g CJt. uesday, how- ever, opened with a cleirer sLy-and a!t!,ough I!W willù had but slightly abated, there was very little rain during tiie day. The attendance of farmers, butcheis, and otheis interested in the ex!¡i!jilion, »s wt.11 as uf mere sid1t.scung vi.-itcis, was equal to that of former occasions arid Herefordshire and Radnorshire, as well as our own county, contributed thiir q iota of fine stock, and adeled considerably 10 the influx of With rt-fetence to tiie general features of t!:e i -thibition it may he observed, that although the quantity of s'ock, in:plemcnts,&c., shown. did tot much exceed the exhibitions or former periods, the qiuK.v ot some breeds of (Utile iv*s undoubtedly supeiior. Indeed, it WAS P. generally-expressed opinion, Ilia. animals which would have won prizes at (urntcr shows, were passed over on the preseot occasion, in consequence of the superiority of others. Sorfd oi the bulls, oxen, &c., exhibited, ceitainiy surpassed those ( of last year; and it was in this class of stock that the superiority of the present exhibition was principally developed. In this department of the show, the prize bulls of Sir Charles Morgan, Mr. Bland, of Sully, Mr. Williams, of Lowes Court, (xl' attracted much nOMce. Some fine sheep were exhibited but we understand tiiey were not so numerous as at former exhibitions i there were a few good specimens of the mountain breed, and al?o two cr three pens of Welsh black rams and ewes. The ram and three ewes shown by Richard Fothergill, Esq., I redegar, and which won Lady Hail's cup, value five guineas, were much commended. The show of boars and sows was not very nu. tncrouI. With the exception cf four or five good cart stili lions, and two or three useful brood rnsies, the show of horses was deemed rather meagre. There was a great variety of farming implements exhibited by Messrs. Hodges and Wright, of Brecon, and Mr. Stratton, of Bristol, among which an improved churn and some other dairy utensils, from the first named gentleman, ,e" regarded with considerable interest. On the whole, we believe the exhibition has fuliy sustained itll high character; and the public interest in its success appears undiminished. The short-horned breed of cattle shown by SIf Chas. Morgan, Bart., Tredfgar C. H. Leigh, E-q., Pontypool Park Richard fothergill. Esq., Tredegar Iron Woiks Messrs. Henry and Charles Hale, Nash; Mr. John Bland, Sully, Glamorganshire, &c., commanded much attention from a great number of su- periur judges aud breeders. A portion of this slock was consi. dered eiqual to any in the kingdom. Hereforda were rather less iu number than appeared 6t tbe three hut exhibitions but theie were several animals of a most superior description. The ox. belonging to Mr. Boughton, Spiott, near Cardiff, and a cow belonging to Mr. Bridgewater, of Radnorshire, were considered, by good judges, to be equd, if not superior, as fat beasts, to any in the Piincipality. A fat cow belonging 1 to Mr. Phiilpotts, Hays Gate, was highly commended. The contest for the but!, COIV, and offspring, was a hard run be- tween Richard Baker, Esq., Llanvihangel Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowlais; Richard Fothergill, Esq, Tredegar; and Mr. David Jones, Pentwyn Farm, Clytha—Mr. Jones being success- /ul, though the stock of the unsuccessful candidates were so good that the jud^e found it difficult to make the awaid. The grass- led beasts belonging to Mr. William Keene, Goldeliff, and Mr. John Milner, Whitson, were of a charactet that entirely sur- passed everything of the kind previously exhibited in ^Newport. The six two-year-old steeis shown by Mr. Rets Keene, Peny creeg Farm, were also models of symmeteiy, and striking exam- ples of the perfection of the breed. There were several excellent °tock heifers those of Mr. Gecrge Pritcbard, Llanvihangel, near. Abergavenny, and Mr. Edwards, Church Farm, Lianarth, were considered very superior. The yearling bull belonging to Mr. Williams, Lowes Court, Radnorshiie, induced much atten- tion from the breeders of Hereford stock, and was pronounced to be equal, if not superior, to anything of the kind exhibited at any previousshotv. There were only two lotsof G!amorgans brought for competition, and those weie of a quality not so good as had appeared at former shows from the same gentlemen yet the lOW belonging to Mr. Powell, of Eglysynmund, Gla- morganshire, was greatly admiied. The sheep of Henry Collins, Esq., Duffryn, and Mr. Thomas, iydraw, Glamorganshire, were excellent while those of Mr. John Milner, Whitson, and Mr. Mostyn,Llantarnam, were strongly commended. There was a fair number of rim lambs those belonging to Henry Collins, Esq., C. H. Leigh, Esq., and Mr. R. E. Ree?, Pant thengoch Farm, were very much admired for breed and eyrn- mete'5. The two pens of Welsh mountain ewes of Richard f and Matthew Fothergill, Esqrs., were considered the best stock of the sort ever brought to the show. Pigs were not so numerous 81 at former exhibitions, but the quality was much above me- diocrity. A boar and sow bied by the Rev. Augustus Morgan, Machen, were decidedly the best breed of pigs that has been shown for a number of yeais; and those of Mr. Sargeant, iilachen-Place Farm, were of remarkably good quality. A fit pigsllowD by Homfray, Efq.,Penlline Castle,Glamorganshiie, was considered a very superior animal. The judge of the stock was Henry Higgins, Esq., of Bnnsop Couit, near Hereford a gentleman of great experience in breed. ing and in general funning pursuits, and whose awards on the present occasion have, we understand, given much sat it las! ion. At the conc'usion of the show, Mr. Sallows, agent to Sir C. Motgan, sold tweive of the cattle exhibited by Sir Charles to the undermentioned butchers—Messrs. Wm. Jones, Castle- town; Geo. Duckhmo, Aberdaie Edwd. Jones, Merihyr; — Spencer, 'l'aff'g Well Hugh Morgan,Newport; Ily. Booth, dftto and David Rees, Merihyr. The arrangements tor the exhibition were admirably made by Mr. Sallows, by whom the cattle were well classed, and an ample supply of provender WHS piovided. THE DINNER. About four o'clock, a large party assembled to dine at the King's Head Hotel. Among the company were Sir C. Morgan, Bart.; Htv. Augustus Morgan; Charles Morgan, Esq., Tiede- gar Colonel Lascelles, General Munday, Colonel TYOIP, and other distlOgulshed individuals, with about one hundrtd gentle- men, including some of the principal agriculturists of Monmouth- shire,(jla'norgankhiie, Herefordshire, and Breconshire profes- sion..1 men, merchants, snd tradesmen of Newport Bnd neighbourhood, &c., &c. Sir Charles Morgan presided at the principal table, and F. Justice, Esq., filled the vice-chair; whilst simiiar situations at the other table were occupied by Rev. A. Morgan, and Charles Morgan, Esq. The dinner, provided under the direction of Mr. Lloyd, was <jf a supeiior description, and was fully enjoyed, the sharp north- west wind having given the company a keen relish for the good •hings of the lardtr. On the withdrawal of the cloths, Sir Chas. Morgan proceeded 10dislrlbute the prizes to Unsuccessful competitors, accompanying the ceremony wIth practical bints and jocular oDservations upon Particular departments of the exhibition. The following is a list of the prizes, as read by the worthy baronet:— StI.VE!t CLIPS GIVEN BY SIn CIIAHLES MORGAN. For the best yearling bull, North Devon breed.—Sir Charles More/n, Bart., Tredegar Park. tot the best two-year»-old heifer, ditto.—Rev. A. Morgan, Afachen Rectory. For the best yearling bull, short-horned breed.—Mr. John liland, Sully. For the best two-years-old heifer, ditto:—C. II. Leigh, Esq., Pontypool Park. Foi the best year] ing bull, Hereford breed.—Mr. Edward illiams, Lowes Court. L or the best two-years-old heifer, ditto.—W. Boughton, Esq., ^For the best yearling bull, Glamorganshire breed—Mr. W. Powell, Eglysynmund. For the best two-years-old heifer, ditto*-—Mr. W. lowen, Egiyfynmuud. For the best boar, under a year old.—Mr. Edward Sargcant, MACHEN. For the best fat pig.—Mr. John Goddard, Saint Fagans. For the best ram lamb, long wool.—Mr. Thomas, Saint Hilary. For the best ram lamb, short wool, or South Down.—C. II. Leigh, Esq., Pontypoul Park. IIIE FOLLOWING SILVER Curs GIVEN BY CTIIIER GENTLEMEN. Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq.— A cup, for the best yearling heJfer, bred by the exhibiter.—Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq., Pontypool Park. William Mark Wood, Esq -A cup, value five guineas, for the second best ditto, bred by, and being the bona fide property 'd' a farmer not farming his own estate.—JVIr. Edward Williams, LOWES Court. COLONEL LasrelJes-A cup for the best G lamorganshire fat cow. "^Mr.'ihoirias, Kglysninyd. Thotnas Powell, Esq.—A cup, value ten guineas, for the best YEARLING steer, bred by the exhibiter.—C. H, Leigh, Esq..Ponty- FOOL hfk. Frederick Justice, Esq.—A cup for the second best ditto, bred by the exhibiter.—Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., Tredegar Park. if Samuel Homfray. Esq.—A cup for the best two-years-old liei- er. bred hy the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of lowing--Sir Charles Moigan, Barl., i redegar Park. General Munday—A cup for the best fat cow, bred by the cx- Jihiter.-—David Bridgewater, Esq. Hugh Owen, Esq —A cup fur the best fat ox, under five years Id. vViUiam Boughton, Esq., Spiot. Philip Jones, Esq.—A cup for the best two-years-old bull, ifed by the exhibiter.—George Pilt, Esq., Wellington. Sir BeDjamin Hall-A cup for the best pen of four breeding *weSi mountain breed, bred by the exhibiter.—Matthew Fother- 8ill, Esq > Cefnruchtyr. Sir Digby Mackworth, Bart.—A piece of plate, value five gui- tleas, for the best team of six two-years old steeis, fit for the Plough, Pie whole of them to be the property of, and bred by, tyft ex'oiter, in the county of Monmouth.—Air. Rees Keene, eny reeg. Sir Digby Mackworth, Bart.—A piece of plate, value five gui- neas, for the best four cheese, nearly resembling the Cheddar or double Gloucester, being the produce of a Monmouthshire far- 'iCi.—Mr. Henry Hale, Tros'on. JvIajor-GcDeral Milman—A cup for the best ram lamb, South 1)own breed, bred by TLIA exhibiter.— C. 1I. Leigh, Esq., Ponty- 1)001 Park. Lady Hall, Llanover Comt-A silver cnp, value five guineas, for-the best pen of one black ram, and three black ewes, Welsh hteed, not to be under the age of twelve months, and to have been in possession of the owner at least six months previous to Ihe show.—Richard Fothergill, Esq., Tredegar. Ihe show.—Richard Fothergill, Esq., Tredegar. Joseph Bailey, jun., Esq.—A cup, for the best cart stallion 'hat has covered in the county of Monmouth, in 1847.— Mr.Wm. Williams, Redgate, Usk. William Jones, Esq., Clytha.—A cup, for the best brood mare, half bred.—Mr. John Fothergill, Tredegar. John E. trolls, Esq.—A cup, for the best pony, under five ^ears old, bred by the exhibiter.—Mr. John Waters, Goldcliff. U Pev. Augustus Morgan.—A cup, for the best galloway, I've years old, bred by the exhibiter.—Air. William Price, Cefn- lytha. Charles Morgan, Esq.—A cup, for the best three years-old •olt or filly, got by a thorough bred horse, and bred in Glamor- ganshire or Monmouthshire.—Sir Charles Morgan,'Bart., Trede- tar Park. Oetavius Morgan, Esq.—A cup, for the best boar and sow, Jf the improved Berkshire breed, under a year old.—Rev. ^ugesw-s Morgan, Machen. .Colonel Tynte.—A cup, for the best cow and offspring, Gla- morganshire breed.—Mr. John Thomas, St. Mary's Church. PHIZES GIVEN BY GENTLEMEN OF NEWPORT AND THE NEIGHBOUR HOOD. Apiece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best bull, cow offspung, the ofl^pring being under two yeais old, the cow <;>ng in milk, or within three months of calving, and she and « offspring having been bred by the exhibiter, and the bull, W ?ntl °ffsPr!nK- ,beI"? hJ! ProPerty at the time of showing ss breed excluded.— Mr. David Jones, Pentwyn. piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best fat cow, fed ■J the exhibiter, and being in his possession twelve calendar "onths previous to the day ot showing cross breed excluded. Richard Philpol, Hfysgate. 'I<A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the two best fat cows 'ndt-r :>e years old, to be fed by the exhibiter, (being a terunt »ri. or./ on grass and hay only, to be in his possession nine nont; evious to the time of sbowiDg.—William Keen*. Esq Joldc!itf. '.i 4 F • A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best pair of two- years-old steers, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing cross breed excluded—Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowlais. A piece ofpiate, value five guineas, for the best pair of yearling steers, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing cross bread excluded—Mrs. Elizabeth Wh iphani, Bolvilston. A piece 01 plate, value ten guineas, for the best pair of two- yearscid stock heifers, bred by the exhibiter, and being his pro- perty at the time of showing cross breed excluded—Mr. Geo. PI itch rd, Llanvihangel. A piece of piate, value five guineas, for the best pair of year ling stock heifers, ured by the cxhibiier, and being his property at the time of showing; cross breed excluded—Mis. Elizabeth Whapham, Bolvilston. A piece of plate value five guineas, for the best pen, consist- ing of four yearling wethers, bted and fed by the exhibiter, being his property at the time of showing cross breed excluded-Mr. Henry Collins, Dallrin. A piece of plale, value five guineas, for the best pen constSlIng of four yearling stock ewes, bred by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing cross breed excluded —Mr. Henry Collins, Dufiiin. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the best pen, consist- ing of lour breeding ewes, under three years old, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing cross b'eed excluded—Mr. Thomas 'lhoinas, Tv-diew. A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best piece (not being less than five acres,) of Swedish turnips, growing within the county of Monmouth—Mr. John Richards, Abergavenny. A premium of two guineas and a half, for farm servants and labourers, tor the longest servitude under the same master— Ed. Thomas, servant to Mr. Edmonds, Bassalleg. A second premium of one guinea and a half,ditto—W,Hughes, servant to Mr. Piitchard, Llanvihangel. A third premium of one guinea, ditto—J. Smith, servant to MR. G. Pritchard, Llanvihangel. Halr-a-Guinea to the proprietor for the best couple of turkeys — Mary Ph ilips, Llanmartin. Ilalf a-Guinea to the proprietor for the best couple of geese — Ann Partridge, Maindee. lhlf-a-Gnines to the proprietor for the best couple of ducks -Ann Waters, Langstone. llalf-a-Guinea, to the proprietor for the best couple of fowls — Ann Jones, Peterstone. One guinea to the person having the greatest quantity of honey n 1817—Edward Richards, Bassalleg. The distribution of the prizes being completed, Sir Clurlea Morgan rose and proposed the health cf the judge. He was sure that they would agree with him, that Mr. Higgins was a person possessing the necessary qualification* for his important oUice and if any errors had arisen in his awards, he was certain they had resulted rather frOKO his judgment than his iniention. He felt peuonallyobllged to the judge for hi, attendance on the present occasion. He would give them the healih of the judge. (Cheerg, and loud calls fur Mr. Higgios.) After a shorl pau<e, Mr, Higgins rose and said, he was much obliged for the great honour that had been shown him, in his being brought down to be tbe judge at so important an exhihitien of stock as the Tredegar Cattle Show; and having attended, as he had, many agricultural shows in various parts of the kingdom, he felt pleasure in bearing Lis humble testimony to the excellency of the one he had that day witnessed. (Cheers.) There were many animals dt thAI show which would not have disgtaced any yard in Europe. (Hear, hear.) He was highly flattered at the manner in which Sir Charles Morgan had spoken of his services as the judge of tl.e exhibition and he trusted ihe awards given, in bestowing which he had been much assisted by his friend Mr. Powell, would afford general satisfaction. They had shown no favour nor partiality; if they had tried, it was, as Sir Charles Morgan had stated, from want of judgment, and not from inten- tion. (Cheers.) Before he quitted the room, he would take the opportunity of leaving his meed of praise behind for the zealous and liberal manner in which tha Tredegar Cattle Show was supported indeed, in this respect, it was quite a pattern to societies of greater pretensions than itself; he did not know any show at which a larger amount of money was given away than was given hete. (Chern.) There was one subject, however, upon which, it he made an observation of a somewhat different character, he trusted he should be excused. It was a matter of surprise to him that a monument had not yet been erected in this town to the memory of the lamented founder of this show, the late Sir Charles Morgan, a man whose fame as an agriculturist, had spread far and wide, and who was greatly and deservedly respected in this neighbourhood, and wherever he was known. (Hear, hear.) And was he not deserving of some lasting token of repaid ? Let them look at the gieat Coke, of Norfolk, to whom a statue had been erected and was not the late Sir Chas. Morgan equally entitled to a statue, to perpetuate the memory of his usefulness and benevolence"! (Cheers.) But, to turn from this subject, although he felt that he might speak more of the dead than of the living, yet he must take the liberty uf saying that the virtues of the late honouied baronet were well represented by his successor, now amongst them. (Cheers.) He was a gentleman who did nol lead 0 life of indolence and luxury but who made himself useful in the tleva'ed situation which he was called to occupy. lie exerted hims,1f for the improvement of agriculture, and to ameliorate the < ondition of his tenantry. If all landlords were like Sir Chas. Morgan, they would not behold, in passing through the country, the miserable patches of unim- proved laod, aod Ihe wretched scenes of olher descriptions, which they now frequently witnessed. (Loud cheering.) It was by the union and hearty co-operaiion of landlerd and tenant that great Ol1rl permanent improvements must be made, If made at all; and he was satisfied that if this union could be more ge- nerally brought about—if they became better acquainted (and he was happy to say that this was the kind of meeting for creating that better ucquaintance), great good would lesuit to the country at large. lie should like to see, is he had heard n genlleman once express it; the landlord alone wheel, the tenant at the other,and the labourer drivingthe horses. (Cheers, and laughter.) With this union of inteiests, each class would be greatly bene- j fil ed. He would not further occupy their attention, but merely return them his sincere thanks for the honour paid totiimby the chairman and the meeting. (Cheers.) Colonel Tynte then rose and said he had obtained permission of Sir Charles Mergan to propose a toast to the meeting. In a social assembly it was a painful task for any individual to invite the company to mingle a tear with the wine cup but such was the tttsk he had now 10 accomplish. This was the first meeting of Ihe kind at which he had been piesent since they had lost, by death, the venerable founder of this useful exhibition and how- ever harrowing it might be to their feelings, that he should rater to the late S;r Charles Morgan, he still felt, and he was sure all present felt, that it would he still more painful to allow the meeting to pass over without making allusion to that venerated and distinguished individu; (Hear, hear.) T.venly.seven years ago he had fust had the houour of dining there on an oc. ca8iOn like the present, wilh the late Sit Charles Morgan and any attention he (Colonel Tynte) had since paid toagricutturai pursuits might be fairly attributed to the feelings with which he had been inspired upon that occasion. (Cheers.) Two years ago was the lallt time he had had an opportunity of attending a meeting like the piesent, and well did he remember, and well must ttle meeting recollect, how abiy, and with how much ac- tivity and zeal the late Sir Charles Morgan discharged the dulies of his office upon that occasion. His services, liS the president of ihese meetings, and other labours for tl.e public welfare, had endeared him to all, and they could not say how deeply they felt his loss. Well might they say of an individual thus going to the grave full of yearf, and Kfter a life of such eminent useful- ness, Ihat the end of that man was peace. But he would now turn to a more pleasing subject; he would now allude to their presentchsirman. (Cheers.) Conscious he was Jhal no person could be better adapted than the present Sir Charles Morgan to succeed his respected father. No person could better fill hia place among them. (Hear, hear.) True it was, as stated bv Mr. Higgins, that he had not spent his life usele,sly-nor was he now doing so. In the midst of onerous and responsible duties as a legislator, he had also given great attention to agricultuie and was always most anxious to yieh) to the just claims and wishes of his tenants. (Applause.) Alight he long live; might he long enjoy the society of his amiable partner, Lady Morgan and have the pleasure of seeing his promising sons, and his ac: complished daughters growing up to maturity around him and enjoy all the blissful associations of domestic life to a good old age. He begged to give ;hem the health of Sir Charles Morgan, and trusted they would mark their sense of his character by the manner in which they would receive the toast.—(The toast was drank amidst the most enthusiastic buists of applause, accom- panied by musical honours, which weie continued for a long period.) Sir Charles Morgan, in acknowledging the toast, said he could not but feel deeply sensible of the compliment which the meeting had paid him in thus cordially receiving Ins health. He was certain that his fneod, Coionel Tyuie, had said more of him than heever did or evercouid desetve. (Cries of" No, no.") He felt himsslf but a very humble imitator uf the many virtues which distinguished the character of the late Si: Charles Morgan—for he thought he might take the liberty to say of him that very fcw men were more useful or more benevolent than he had been; perhaps, indeed, in these respects, there never was a ueHer man. (Loud cheers.) Whatever deficiencies he might have, however, as compared with, the l ite Sir Charles Morgan, hehoped they tuose lather from inability than flom any other cause. With regard towhathisfriend, Mr. Tynte, had sai l, of the 'ate Sir Charles Morgan, as the founder of the Cattle Show, he must say that the interest which that respected individual had feit in this society was one cf his (the Chairman"b) prin- cipal reasons for keeping up, to the utmost extent of his power, this annual exhibition, and the other meeting of a similar de. scription, in Glamorganshire. There was, however, great utility in such societies, to which allusion had just been made, in apotut to which he was by no means insensible-—he meant the bringing of landlord and tenant iuto a more friendly iuieicourse, and iuto a co-operation befitting their mutual inteiests. This was a purpose which he was very desirous to accomplish; aod he was surs thai great improvements would be the consequence of such an union. (Loud cheers.) He felt that on the piesent occasion he was much indebted to the tradesmen and towns- people,generally of Newport, for the interest they had taken in rendering the exhibition successful; and for their liberal con- lnbutions to the prize list and he could assure them that their conduct would always ensu:e from him every exertion he could make to promote the interests as well liS the ionocentamuse- ments of the inhabitants. (Loud cheers.) fIe would not detain them longer but would now propose the health of the exhibi- tors, and t.usted he should have the pleasure of seeing them on a future occasion like.he present. (Lo d I ) Ii 'f u BPi! au,e. Mr. Collins, of Duffryn, roSt. after a short pause, and said hu hoped some one more competent than himself wo'tld ha!e reo sponded to the toast just given by Ihe chairman. He had reat pleasure however, as noon, else had risen, ,u bavin* ,n opoo tunity of returning thanks for ihe exhibitors who°had shown stock that day He certain y thought he might congr.tull e the meeting upon tne improved character of tha stock8 which had been exhibited, indeed, he had no hesiiation in ven'urinT tha opinion that there nevei was, on the whole, a better exhibit In than they had just w'tJ««ed« C Loml cheers.) He thought they would all agree w. h hi.n th, nothing bad tended more to ii^ prove the breed of stocc ia this neighboured than this show had. Without occupying their attention further, he be^ed to letum thanks for htmseif and the oilier exhibitors. (ApnlauV^ Sir Charles Morgan then gave the health of the Lord Lieu- tenant, expressing his regret that he was not presen'. (Cheers Mr. Fothergill proposed the health of the judges of the tur- nips. (Cheers, accompanied by loud calls fOR Mr. Baker and MR. Williams, Pencoyd.) Mr. Baker said he and his coadjutor had taken gieat pains in looking over the turnips, and he hoped their awards had given satisfaction. He was much oullged for the honour conferred upon them. (Cheers.) The Rev. James Cole?, having obtained permission to pro- pose a toast, gave the health of Charles Morgan, Esq., 0f Trede- gar, which was drank amidst thunders ot applause and musical honours. Mr. Morgan, in returning thanks, saId, from the very flatter- ing manner in which his health hhd been received, he could not adequately express the sense he had of the honour and kindness then shown him. This was the first time he had had an oppor- tunity of being at a meeting like this in the capacity of a man three years ago he had attended the cattle show dinner as a boy but upon the present occasion, by permission of his father, ho had offered a prize, which his father had won. (Cheery.) He was ia hopes that one of the three-yef ^-olds, he had seen at the exhibition, would have taken his father's fancy, and that he would have taken him home to Tredegar that night.(Laughter.) Next year, however, by the kindness of his father, he hoped to be an exhibitor himself. (Cheers) He was very glad to see such a good collection as they had that day beheld; and he thought if his lamented grandfather had been permitted to see it, he would have pronounced it the best they had ever had. (Hear, hear.) He was much obliged for the honour they had conferred upon him, and he trusted he should continue such a "jolly good fellow," as in the musical honours accorded to his health, they had represented. (Loud applause.) Sir Charles Morgan then said he would propose the health of a gentleman piesent; he certainly had proposed his (the chair- man's) health; but as he was every way entitled to their notice, he would not desist on that account from proposing his health. He had acknowledged that at a meeting like the present his love fur agriculture had been engendered and they would now know that he ai luded to his friend, Colonel Ty n te. (Loud cheers.) He was a resident in Glamorganshire, and perhaps it was a good thing i-he hoped he would show the Glamorganshire farmers among his tenants and others a good example-for they certainly wanted some improvement in that county and he trusted he should see in future seme good stock brought to the show from Glamorganshire. (Loud and continued cheering.) Colonel l'ynte rose and said He had to thank his hon. friend for the kindness he had shown in bringing his name before the assembly and he ought also to thank the meeting for the manner in which they had received it. He had been at his present resi- dence about a year and a half, during which time he had given his attention to ognculture-but that, as they well knew, was but a short time to produce any great result from agricultural ojieiations. (Hear, he^r.) By the next cattle show, however, he hoped to be in a position to bring some stock for exhibition and he should certainly contend, and hoped to win. (Cheers and laughter.) He hoped that he should not be considered disres- pectfu) to fat pigs and sheep when he remarked that, however important it might be to improve the breeds 0' cattle, he did not consider these by any means the most important objects of such exhibitions; bethought the most useful thing connected with such meetings was that mentioned by a preceding speaker-the bringing of landlord and tenant together in harmonious inter- course. (Loud cheers.) The subject of tenant right, as it was called, was now exciting considerable interest thioughout the country—and without giving the present meeting at all a political character, he thought he might fairly allude to the subject. It was to him one of the most pleasing characteristics of the present meeting that politics were excluded here no party differences divided them however they might record their votes at the hustings or elsewhere, here they could meet on common ground, and discuss, without party spirit, matters in which they were all more or less interested. (Loud cheers.) Withregardtothe rights of tenants, much might be done between landlord and tenants in the way of mutual accommodation for his own part, he was always willing to yield to the reasonable claims of his tenants-and wished to create among them a feeling of satisfac- lion and contentment; many other landlords sought to accom- plish the same object; but all did not do so; and it was only last week that he had heard Mr. Drummond give notice, in the House of Commons, of his intention tobriog forward a measure bearing upon the question. He was not yet aware of the details or design of :he bill; but if, upon enquiry, he found that it would be likely to prove beneficial to the farming interest gene- rally, he should certainly give it his support. (Hear, hear.) Between some landlords and tenants there exis'ed a very good understanding, and there was no great cause of complaint on either side things went on agreeably between them this had been the cose for many years with his father, and with many others he had known; but it was not always so; and under these circumstances, he certainly thought the telation between landlord and tenant was capable of legislative improvement. (Cheers.) Not, however, to go further into this subject at pre- sent than to make this passing allusion to the importance of these annual exhibitions, in this point of view, he would merely again thank them for the honour they had done him in drinking his health, and expressed his hope that he should have frequent opportunities of being present amongst them, and as a competitor at the next show, he hoped to carry off a prize. (Lcud cheers.) Mr. Jones, of London, was then called upon for a song, and tang sweetly and with great eclat, an air, which, from its appro- priate character, we transfer to our columns:— SONG. Our sheep-shearing over, surround the gay board, With hearts full of pleasure and glee; And whilst we partake of its plentiful store, Who's so blithe and so happy as we. From the staple, the wool, our comforts all spring The woolsack is next to the throne. It freedom secures, both to peasant and king, Which in no other country is known For it guards us awake, and preserves us asleep Nightand day, then, thauk Heaven, who gave us the sheep. When bleak piercing winter comes on like a frown, Frost and snow clogging hedge, ditch, and stile, Annoying alike both the squire and .the clown- Wrapt in wool we look round us and smile. Did we sing in its praises from evening till morn, 'Twould our gratitude only increase For the dying old man, and the infant new bOlD, Are both kept alive by its fleece. Then, how, with the truth, a fair pace can we keep, Whilst, in warmest expressions, we speak of the sheep. No words are sufficient, whate'er can be said, « To speak out its uses aloud; It never forsakes us—no, after we're dead, It furnishes even our shroud. Nay, mOlc-whilst the sheep as it ianges the fields, For our wants all those comforts supplics- Faithtul, still, to the last to the butcher it yields, And for our daily nourishment, dies. Thus, living or dead, we its benefits reap So, sheepshearers. sing your true friend", the poor sheep. Sir Charles Morgan then gave the health of those gentlemen who had presented cups for the show. (This was followed by cheers, and loud calls for the Rev. Augustus Morgan.) The Rev. Augustus Morgan then rose, and addressing Sir Chsrles Morgan, said If there were any inducement wanted to elicit his sense of the honour shown him, in thus making him the representative of those who had givefr^the prizes on that occa- sion—it would be in the compliment that he (the chairman) had paid him when he was teceiving the first cup. He had then alluc'ed to him as one who not only endeavoured to promote agriculture, but who consistently and faithfully discharged his duties as a clergyman. (Cbeerp.) It was not much that he, as an individual, could do for the promotion of Agriculture; one could do but very little, yet all could do something and if they all endeavoured to show a good example of farming to those aiound them, by neatness and economy (without which, indeed, there could be no good farming,) they might be abun- dantly useful. He would not further occupy their attention, but would again say he was very much obliged for the kindness shewn him upon the present occasion. (Cheers.) The rev. gentleman then intimated that there was another gentleman present, as well as Mr. Jones, who, he had no doubt, would favour the company with a soog. A gentleman, whose name we did not catch, then gave a pleasing ditty, with great taste and feeling. After a pause, during which there were loud calls for another song from Air. Jones, accompanied by unmistakeable intimations that II Sally in our Alley" was a favourite, Sir Charles Morgan said he and the company were much obliged to the last singer, but he thought the prevailing opinion wasibatihe premium should be awarded to Mr. Jones. Before, I Owtver, they finally decided upon that point, they wiehed to hear another song from Mr. Jones, which, perhaps, would be a fa r specimen of his ability. (Loud arid long-continued cheers.) Mr. Jones then sang, in compliance with the almost unanimous request of the company, "Sally in our Alley," and was enthu- siasncaHy applauded. Sir Charles Morgan then said, as there was no prize left which he could have the pleasure of awarding to Mr. Jones, he would propose to the company, that they should drink his health with musical honours. (Hursts of applause, with uprorious thouis of He's a jolly good fellow," &c.) Mr. Jones said he could assure the meeting he little expected when he left Usk that morning, that he should have been so honoured by the distinguished president and by the present meet- ing, as he had been. The compliment, however, was not lost upon him, especially as it had come fro'm a gentleman occupying so elevated a position among them as did Sir Charles Morgan. (Cheers.) Although now known as MR. Jones, of London, he was A native of this county, and was much attached to it he had been a member of the Chepstow Farmers' Club for many years, and hoped to be so for many more. (Applause.) When he thought of the gift of singing with which he had been endowed by the great Architect of the Uoiveise, (and he certainly coosi- dered it a gi>'t,) he believed that, among other purposes for which it M ght have bsen given, it was bestowed that he M'ght use it for the entertainment of his friends. (Cheera.) With this view, he vias happy in ministering to their gratification in his humble way. He begged to thank them for their kindness. (Cheers.) Mr. Matthew Fothergill then proposed the health of those gentlemen who bad sEnt stock to the show from the neighbouring counties OF Brecon end Radnor; and as they had been so suc- cessful on the piefent occasion, he thought the Monmouthshire farmers had better beware, lest at another exhibition, the largest propo.tion of the prizes should be taken out of this county. (Laughter and cheers.) Mr. Rees Williams, of Brecon, acknowledged the toast, and said ) e could not but feel highly gratified al the compliment paid to him and others £.0 n A distance,by the meeiing. He was very glad that the remaiks made by Mr. Fothergill, with reference to the success of Hjdnorshire and Breconshire, were fully war- tanUd he believed, indeed, that there had not been anything urought írom Radnorshire tlut had not won a prize. lie was not aware that anything had been exhibited from Hrecon; he, however, had woo prizes AT former shows, ond he hoped he might still have opportunities of winning. He was much obliged for ihe honour done him. Sir Charles Morgan There was one gentleman whose health he wished to propose. He was, perhaps, one of the most sue. I cessful L rceders who had ever attended their shows —he meant Mr. William Powell, of Boveiton, who HAD as isted Mr.Higgios in awarding the prizes, He was only sorry that Mr. Powell had gone out of Glarnorganshiie, AND gone so far away to live. He was formerly a competitor at their exhibition, and was uniformly successful. He would give Mr. Powell's health. (Cheeis.) Mr. Powell saiii he was extremely obliged for the honour the meeting had confeired upon him; and he felt additiooally ho- noured by the manner in which Sir Charles Morgan had brought his name before them. He was sure he need not say that he deemed it a high compliment to have his name proposed to such a meeting at all. He had feit very happy in assisting his friend, Mr. HigginP, in the appropriation of the prizes, when that gentleman needed assistance. (Cheers.) That, however, was very seldom, as his judgment with reference to cattle, sheep, &c., was, he thocgh, filst rOle., (Hear, hear.) Sir Charles Morgan had alluded to his leavog Glamorganshiie. He had left it to go back to his native county but he must say that whilst he lived in Glamorganshire, there had been great improve- ments made in the breeds of cattle, and in general agricultural operations, and he had no doubt that this show would be the means of still greater improvements. (Applause.) He was much obliged, and begged to drink all their healths. Mr. George Lawrence, at the urgent request of the company, sang a hunting song, which was warmiyapptauded. Colonel Tynte then rose and said he had the permission of Sir Charles Morgan to propose a toast. They had drink the health of a good many gentlemen in the course of the evening he would now propose the health of a lady—A lady who was an ornament to the sphere in which she moved, nnd exemplified such eminent 5"cial virtues as endeared her to all by whom she was surrounded—he meant Lady Morgan. (Tremendous cheering.) Lady Morgan was, as they were aware, a kind friend to those in humbler stations than her own, and frequently and freely dis- pensed those charities which were so much needed by the pool and afflicted about her. (Cheers.) He begged to give them the health of Lady Morgan. (Renewed applause; Ihe entire com- pany, standing, sang Here's a health to all good lasses," and concluded with repented bursts of cheering.) Sir Charles Morgan said he begged to thank Colonel Tynte, for the compliment he had paid Lady ftlorgan. He certainly did feel proud in having a wife who, in her station, was not above attending, with kind and affectionate regard, to the necessities of the poor and indigent by whom she was surrounded. He was sure she would feel much pleased when he communicated to her the fact of their having so cordially received her narr.e; and on her behalf he begged to return them his sincere thanks for their I kindness. (Cheers.) Sir Charles Morgan, after a short pause, rose to propose prosperity to the town and tiade of Newport. He felt much obliged to those persons who had subscribed towaids the prize list for the present show; and be begged to assure them that they might rely upon his doing everything in his power to promote their interests. ( Loud cheers, accompanied by mingled calls for Mr. Latch and Mr. Dowling.) After some delay, Mr. Latch rose and 3aid he felt much indebted to Sir Charles Morgan lor the handsome manner in which he had spoken of those individuals who had subscribed for the purchase of cups, AND other prizes for the cattle show. He had been from the first a subscriber to this excellent so- ciety, and no subscription that ever went from his pocket was given with greater satisfaction than the one for the Tredegar Cattle Show. (Cheers) When the revered father of their pre- sent chairman was alive, he took a warm interest in this useful association, as well as in everything which concerned the well being of Newport and its neighbourhood, especially in a com- mercial point of VIew; and it was a source of unfeigned satis. faction to him (MR. Latch) to find the present head of the Tredegar family giving utterance to such sentiments with re, ference to the tradesmen and merchants of Newport, as had that night fallen from his lip?. (Renewed applause.) Although he was now personally interested in the commercial affairs of this town, there was a time when he was a farmer in a small way but he had not found the pursuit sufficiently remunera- tive to induce him to continue it. (Laughter.) Notwithstanding this, however, he still felt that the agricultural and coir.mer- raercial interests ought not to be sepatated; they must go hand in hand they must flourish or decline together; they were mutually dependent; and upon these considerations, he truited he should always feel pleasure in contributing towards the promotion of the objects of this useful association. (Loud applause.) What had been the cause of the great ptospe/ily of this now important town, but this union of agricultural and commercial pursuits? What but this had developed the native genius of the neighbourhood, and raised Monmouthshire to its present proud position in a commercial point of view ? (Hear, hear.) He was sure he should echo the sentiments of those^whom he had been called upon to represent, in express- ing the greatest pleasure at hearing Sir Chsrles Morgan avow the interest he felt in the commercial prosperity of the town. (Cheers.) And portentous as the signs of the times were with regard to commercial depression, he trusted that the same spirit of enterprise which had led them forward to their pre- sent successful position, would still manifest itself, and that not only the present Sir Charles Morgan, but his excellent and promising son-, whose company they had that evening the pleasure of enjoying, as well as the future heirs to the house of Tredegar, would evince an unwavering interest in the prosperity of this important town. He was much obliged for the honour done to him and the other subscribers, and trusted that still greater success would attend the Tredegar Cattle Show. (Loud applause.) ° At the close of Mr. Latch's speech, air. Dowling was loudly called for, and io the course of his observations said, that he had not the honour of then engaging the attention of the meeting in consequence of any feeling upon his part, that the gentleman who proceeded him had not creditably spokea to the toast but he arose in pursuance of what lie should ever feel proud to answer, the call of his fellow-townsmen. (Cheers.) He had heard that evening sentiments uttered by gentlemen that afforded him unmixed satisfaction he had heard opinions from parties of influence and intelligence, all converging to one important point —the prosperity of the great agricultural interest of the country. (Cheering.) The admirable doctrine of the mutual interests of the landlord and the tenant, had been upheld amongst them, and the enunciation of such wholesome truths was indeed truly gra- tifying. (Hear, hear.) The figurative position mentioned by the honourable gentleman who acted as judge, WAS one which it would be well more frequently to carry out iN priuciplc, namely, that the landlord should take one side of the plough—the tenant the other. Mr. Higgins--I said I had heard a gentleman say he wished to see the landlord at one wheel, the tenant at the other, and the labourer driving the horses. Well, he (Mr. D.) had not caught the gentleman's words accurately but he did not see any material distinciion between the statements; either version illustrated the mutual and har- monious efforts of landlord and tenant in speeding the plough. (Cheers.) He wished to see a unity of purpose, and a harmony of action, between the parties, and that neither should forget the poor fellow that worked between them. (Loud cheering and some interruption.) It was a geod omen to find those who had the power also evincing the will to foster the exertions of industrious agriculturists, and practically pro. moting the advancement of a pursuit so conducive to the prosperityofthepeopte. (Cheers.) Conduct like thaI evinced by the promoters of the Tredegar Cattle Show, was the best way to obviate any temporary results, of an untoward nature, which might possibly ensue from ihe change in the laws affecting the j agricultural interest, and tend to render this great country happy and flourishing. (Cheers.) In common with all present, he hailed the announcement made by the Honorable Baronet 'that he was resolved to pursue the course of his revered father in generous encouragement of the Tredegar Agricultural compe. titions. The conductor of a public Journal had a difficult course frequently to steer in order to prevent collision with persons, on political differences, for whom he otherwise entertained sincere personal respect; in commenting, however, 00 the philanthropic conduct of such benefactors as the late lamented Sir Charles Morgan, and the present worthy baronet, THE duty was a safe and an agreeable one, (cheers); and he (Mr. D.) should feel happy at all times in rendering the local press an auxiliary, however humble, in ?o good a cause, (cheer?). At the conclusion of Mr. Dowling's address, Mr. Jones fa- voured the company with a sweet melody-" My mother dear," which he sang with great pathos and sweetness. The song WAS loudly applauded. Mr. Latch then proposed, in very complimentary language, the health of the Rev. Augustus Morgan, of Machen Rectory. The rev. gentleman's health was drank amidst tremendous cheering, and with musical honours. The Rev. Augustus Morgan returned thanks, and said he could only repeat what he had said, perhaps for the last twenty years, and what he hoped he might say for twenty years more, that he would do all he could for the promotion of the in. teiests of the county of Monmouth in general, and of this locality in particular. (Loud snd continued cheering.) He would not detain them by further observations, but would at once propose the health of those gentlemen by whose kindness their present proceedings would be made known to the public. (Cheers and loud calls for Mr. Dowling and Mr. White.) Mr. Dowling, on arising, said he did not expect so soon again to have the pleasure of addressing the meeting. The kindness with which he was received shewed, indeed, the truth of an honourable gentleman's remaik, who had recently spoken—that they were assembled on that occasion without political distinction, and left party spirit outside the doors. (Cheers.) This fact was one amongst the advantages with which such societies as the present teemed. Men, who met in antagonistic positions on the political field, here met in friendly rivalry for the success of a pursuit which, like medicine, was useful to all, and to cheer the prize.crowned efforts of their neighbours. (Cheers.) It might be regarded as a peculiar and pleasing sign of the present times, that (he newspapers and periodicals of the day devoted an extent of spice to the proceedings of agricultural meetings, and in many cases, an ability and attention in editorial comments and disquisitions on the subject, hitherto unknown. In fact there had arisen a taste in the intellectual circles for the science of farming, and in consequence, an agricultural literature.1 (Loud cheers.) Strictly speaking, all the great interests of the country were mutually dependent, and no one should be raised at the expense of another; but argue ingeniously or logically, as we might, the agricultural was doubtless the one of paramouot importance. (Cheers.) The press was widening the possession of this feeling, and it was now going hand in hand with the farmers and the public in promoting the improvements which skill and practical science were daily making over the land—(cheers)—and when the press had 10 record the warm promises of support to tenants, in their exertions, by a gentleman of the acquirements, and en. joying the high rank of Sir Charles Morgan, Baronet, it might well forshade happier days for the agriculturist. (Loud cheers.) Writers would differ in modes of political faith, but truth, of course, was the proper pursuit of all,—people would adopt different routes in endeavouring to reach the same goal; AS an Editor, he might take a wrong view of a particular interest, but he would say that his views were, at all events, honest and con- scientious, (cheers.) When he had the honor of having his name coupled with the toast of the press, he thought he might be allowed to make those observations. He had always endeavoured, so far as in him lay, to make the press serve the interests of the farmer, but not, perhaps, precisely in the way that others thought it right to do, and the honor conferred on him that night was not likely to cause a less hearty interest in the subject. (Cheers.) Mr. John While then rose and said lie had not so much vanity as to suppose that the loud and kind calls made upon his name were intended as a compliment to him as an individual, for lie could not but be sensible that he had been called upon as one of the representatives of the press, and a portion ot it which had most especially devoted itself to the dissemination of in- formation on agricultural subjects, and to the upholding of the agricultural interest—he alluded to the Hereford limes. lie considered it was a proud, and it would be allowed to be a just, boast for the press of this district to make, that it had rendered most essential service to that interest. (Hear, hear ) He would assure the company that in making that remark, he would offer no invidious distinction between any particular portions of it; for he felt certain that every newspaper in this and the adjoining county, according to its. opportunity, was equally de- sirous to diffuse agricultural knowledge. (Hear, hear.) He hoped they would give him credit for sincerity, when he said that it had afforded him great pleasure to LISTEN to the observa- tions which had fallen from the lips of Mr. Dowling that even- ing. (Applause.) Hehad known that gentleman many years, and entertained the sincerest regard for him, as an individual, and the highest respect and admiration, in HIS public capacity. (Renewed applause.) He (Mr. White) had had the privilege of attending the principal agricultural meetings which had taken place in the West of England this year, out he must say that he had attended no show with feelings of such deep and un- affected interest as that of Sir Chas. —(GR^;A.T cheering ) —the more especially as he had found that the VV hite-faced ones" were,even in this remote part ot Monmouthshire, still in the ascendant. (Laughter.) It would not be becoming in him to make any observations upon those matters which pecu- liarly related to practical agricnlture,and might in some measure be matters of dispute; yet, he was sure, be might say, without in the least rendering himself obnoxious to a charge of favour- itism, that Herefordshire was pre-eminent as an agricultural district; and, consequently, those engaged 111 agricultural pur- suits in that pastoral district, must necessarily feel a deep interest in a show ranking so high as the'1 redegar show; in- deed, he might say, ranking second to hut one in Great Britain. (Great applause.) It was that which had led him into this neighbourhood that day and he should have no small pleasure in offering to the numerous readers of the Hereford Times, a full report of the proceedings of that day. After the appro- priate observations which had fallen from Mr. Dowhng, it was unnecessary for bim to occupy their time he would therefore thank them for the honour they had done the press. (Cheers.) Sir Charles Morgan then proposed the health of the lenant- Farmers of the county of Monmouth, which havmg been ap- propriately responded to the Chairman intimated his intention of retiring; but previously to his withdrawal, Mr. Williams, of Cardiff, made some observations rela- tive to the remaiks made by Mr. FHGGMSJ V1^F 1 REspect to a monument being erected to the me Y E, late lamented Sir Chas. Morgan. HE said he thought Mr. IIigRLNS must be unaware of the fact that active steps were being taken for the erection of a shitue of the reverend baronet; that the work was in the hands of the SETI1PT°AI!D the committee would speedily fix upon a site for its erection. Ihese statements were received with enthusiastic cheers. FTWNTP Mr. Higgins then explained that he was not aware of these circumstances until after be had 1 «'6 commencement ot the meeting; AN(* R^3 THE company withdrew. At the conclusion of the more public proceedings at the dinner reported above, several gentlemen sat down together to participate ia social CONVIVIALITY, and in more practical ANIONS to the main features of the exhibition, and to general agricul- tural improvements. Henry Collins, Esq., Duffryn, was called to the chair and Matthew Fothergill, Esq., acted as vice. The health of Henry Higgins, Esq., the judge, was drank with great honours in acknowledging which Mr. Higgins made a very excellent speech, dwelling much on tenant-right; and the very reasonable remarks made by that gentleman proved him to be a complete practical agriculturist, as well as a supe- rior judge in live stock. The health of Mr. Collins being drank in bumpers, that gen- tleman, in his usual pleasing manner, and with great satis- faction to the company, proved, beyond all doubt, the good effect such meetings as the present produced upon the relation subsisting he tween the landlord and tenant. The health of Mr. Boughton, of Spiott, was also drank and Mr. Boughton, in a very masterly manner, replied, remark- ing that he thought it was diffidence in him that his ox was not in Smithfield, and that if he could cope with the Monmouth- shire farmers, there was not the least fear of his appearing in any part of the kingdom. The Chairman having proposed the HEALTH of Mr. Matthew Fothergill, it was drank with marked honours; and Mr. Fothergill, in his accustomed straight-forward and business- like manner, made some exceedingly useful remarks on subjects of great importance to agriculturists, and on the breeding of BT<THE health of Mr. Sargeant, Machen, was then proposed by the Chairman, who observed that Mr. Sargeant was near being the successful competitor for theturmps, although he had only made use of artificial manure. Mr. Sargeant replied in a neat and appropriate speech. I The Chairman then said that there was a gentleman then present to whom the county was much indebted for his great norseverance and energy in promoting that important public undertaking the Newport Cattle Market,and the establishment of a weeldy market at Newport; and although it had not been completed by a draw upon his own purse, it was projected and carried out by his indefatigable exertions and practical know- ledge this market, as they were well aware, had been of the greatest benefit to Newport and the country at large; and, therefore, he begged leave to propose the health of the gentle- man to whom he had alluded—Mr. James Howard which was drank amidst loud cheers. Mr. Howard, in reply, stated that it was a great gratification to him to see in existence an establishment of so much public utility as that to which Mr. Collins had alluded; and that nothing should be wanting on his part, yet to make fhe same establishment answer other purposes and trusted that shortly he should he able to carry out his object. t After several other toasts were drank, and many excellent songs sang, by Messrs. Jones, Toouood, Thillpotts, Boughton, &c.,the company separated, much pleased with the proceedings of the day.