LOVE AT TWO SCORE. Ho! preLty page, wi'h dimpled chin. That never has known the barber's shear, All your aim is wo:na:i to win— That is the wav that b>ys begia- Wait till you've come to forty year. Curly gold locks cover foolish brains; Billing and co >ing is a'I your cheer, Sighing and sinking of milni>jht straias, Under Bonnytif'n'j window pane", Wait till > oil ve come to forty year. Forty times over let Christmas pass- Grizzling hair the brain doth clear: Then you know a boy is an ass Then you know the worth of a lass, Once you have come to forty year. Pledge me round I b'd you declare, All good fellows, whose beards are grey, Did not the fairest of the fair Common grow and wearisome era Even a mouth was passe 1 atlay. The reddest hps that ever have kis-ed, The brightest eyes that ever have s >one, May pray and whisper, and we not list, Or look away and never be missed, Ere yet even a month was gone. Gillian's dead, heaven rest her bier How I loved her twenty years syne Marian'* married, but I >it. hsre Ali\e and merry at forty year, Dipping my nose in t!le Gascon wine THACKERAY.
WITCH, WATCH, MOTHER! MOTHER WITCH the little feet Climbing o'er li e g*r Un will, B undin- through the busv street, Banging ce'lar, shed, and hall; Never count the moments lost, I ever mind the time it costs, Little feet will go astray. Guide thctp, mother, while you any. Mother! watch the little hand, Picking berries by the way, Making houses iii 'he sand. Tossing up 1 he fragrant hay; Never dare the questi on ask. Why to me this weary task These same lit, le hands may prove Me-sengers of light and love. Mother! watch the little tongue, Prattling, eloquent, and wild, What is said and wh it is sung Py thv happy, joyous child. Catch the word while yet unspoken, ('a,ch the %-ow bef,)re 'tis broken This same tongue may yet proclaim Blessings in a Saviour's name. Mother watch the infant heart Bealing soft and w ,rm for you: Wholesome lessons now impart; Kpep, () keep that young heart true, Extricating every weed, So ving good and precious seed; Harvest rich you then may see Ripening for eternity.
LINES ON THE DEArH OF THE LATE MRS TV HITTINGTON, OF TONNA, NEAR NEATH. UPON the grave ten thousand memories beam, Like glories from the Past, and stream along The bright emblazonment of a virtuous life Into the far eternal, where thy sphere E'er narrows round the throne divine. And lo, The poor and needy gather round the grave, And bitterly they weep their fairest hope ;— A lowly crowd, yet high and irreversible Their testimony in the court of heaven. They weep, for there is set the light of years, That, mild and pensive as the orb of night, Shone "here the world w-ts darkest, sh,wering hopes Like stars into the nuht of tribulation. Oh! husband, children, friends, and kindred dear, Why do ye weep ? If that the fragrant breath Hath left its mortal tenement, say, could The heavenly calm now resting on the brow Be e'er surpassed by life. and all the train Of agonies that lie in li e's rough road, With dauntless heart and high endurance given From God to meet the ills ? Would ye she liv'd? Did ye not hear, ye sorrowing dear ones, The musical sweet murmur of white wings, That fann'll. the glorious hea1, and lappet it in Elysium? Hath not God the white-rob 'd soul Now resting in his bosom? And far past The sta.rry mere, there rise the graduations of The H st, for one mora added to the choir Of Heaven Yea, even her much-loved na e Suggests humility, as doth a star Of lofty sphere when lowering its light Before the widening splendours of the day. Sweet be her rest and balmy her repose! Till God shall call her from the clouds, and send His ang Is in a heaven of lory down To meet her on the threshold of the tomb! Neath, Dec. 18 h, 1855.
A FEW THOUGHTS ON CHRISTMAS "Fled are the se. nes so fair to view, That summer's vivid pencil drew With variegating power Fled are the beauties of the vale, For winter comes with features pale, And strips the roseate bower." WINTER is approaching us with rapid strides his misty mornings and evenings, his shortened and dark days, and, at length, his frosts, both black and white, have appeared—forerunners, certainly, of his browner hor- rors." Yet there is a pleasurable sensation in the approach of Christmas, I soould imagine, to all classes; and, though the custom of singing carols about the streets is fast falling into oblivion—a custom that, at one period, was not, as now, considered— "More honoured in the breach than the observance •" yet, I confess, I am always pleased to hear under my window, however inelegant the rhymes, or hoarse- Toiced the singer, the celebrated stanza beginning- Cod bless yon, merry gentlemen, Let nothing you disway it does, indeed, make one remember Christmas Day the burden of the song; it carries back the memory to many a past year, to the recollection of friends and relatives with whom we have spent happy hours, now gone to that" bourne whence no traveller returns;" and to many other reminiscences, both of pleasure and pain. It also carries the mind forward in joyous hope to many a coming Christmas, and happy meetings with those now in existence, and ho are near and dear to us. There is another sound in the streets of an evening at this time, which is associated with the long-past recollec- tions of most of us—I mean the well-ground barrel- organ, followed and accompanied by the cry of "Gallantie Show." Full of delight, indeed, is this cry to the young folks, who arc generally at home about this period for their holidays school trammels are all forgotten; plea- hey are come home for, and pleasure they will have -at least, they contrive to extract it fr,)m almost eveiy- thing at their time (if life. And then the Christmas pantomimes, and all the slaps, and falls, and jumps, and miraculous changing of persons and things, by Harle- quin's magjn sword and then the last splendid temple scene—oh! who would not be young again, to enjoy it all as children enjoy it at Christmas. Then there are the anticipated plum-puddings, and oranges, and snap- dragons, and sweetmeats, and eatings and drinkings of all sorts; and the games at forfeits, and blind-man's-buff, and laugh-and-lie down these are some of the many joys that come to youth with the festival of Christmas an I if they come not with the same zest to the mature in they can at least look on and smile, and think how I t^oy kaveenjoyed the same things. f;" oW' are the poor holly-hedges stripped of their "■'cries, and borne off by wholesale to market, that they mav deck with brilliant red berries, being first properly blended with laurels, misletoe, and other evergreens, the houses, hotels, and churches: your waggish cook-maids are very fond of a good bush of misletoe, in their true and proper territory, the kitchen; and disappointed, indeed are they, if any contumelious swain should pre- sume to depart thence without first having had a good tussle for the Christmas kiss under it. It is rather a pleasant thing, amongst other pleasant things, to see in market the immense collection of evergreens brought together for these decorative and amu-ing purposes. Then comas the great, the eventful day to the poorer classes, called Boxing-day, which is now divested of much of that real kindness and neighbourly feeling which used to attend the gifts called Christmas-boxes they are now too often given merely to get rid of a troublesome beggar, for seldom are they given with any other feeling; and, on the other hand, it but too frequently happens that the money is spent, by those who receive it, in low extravagance and debauchery. url n During the period of Christmas, the New Year arrives, and with it another time for gifts; but these are fallen into a greater degree of disuetude than even the Christ- mas-boxes. All these observances are in-the nature of charity:— Fairest and foremost of the train, that wait On men smo.t dignify and happiest state Who seeks to praise thee, and to make thee known To other hearts, must have thee in his own." The general inclemency of the season adds another incentive for affluence to seek out the residence of misery to hear- The short and simple annals of the poor when, aft-r relieving the want and wretchednessit finds, affluence returns to the well. covered table and the com- fortable fireside, with additional enjoyment. Amongst many other things that tell the approach of his genial season, the poulterers' and butchers' shops are A.. iwiiir—————naa—^—mm very conspicuous; and I presume it can be no common treat to an epicure, to take a stroll on Christmas Eve in the markets, there to feast his eyes on viands that he would be well pleased to feast on in another way; the fat beef and mutton reserved to astonish comfortable folks at this time of feasting; all the best pieces being ornamented with a holly-branch, or some such thing, stu-k in them; then there are the fine fat pampered tur- keys, the geese and ducks, both wild and tame, the capons, the real dairy-fed sausages, and a thousand other fine things to devour with the eyes, which are indicative of the time this is the gourmand's treat. The Waits, too, are another warning of the season's approach just before Christmas it is by no means unpleasant, if you happen to bo lying awake, to have the dreariness of midnight broken in upon by a distant strain of music, made more pleasant even by the very distance; something of Mozart's, perhaps, for really our street music is wonderfully improved of late; and I take it that the ancient waits could by no means have com- peted with th )se of the present day. S'till there are drawback- to these same musical parties—these winter's night serenaders, that are not amongst the pleasurable sensations; for instance, it is not very delightful to a light stupor, a lier-awake, or a feeble convalescent, to whom sleep is of the first consequence, just as they have coaxed themselves, as it were, after much turning and tumbling, into the arms of Somnus, to be torn back again by the tones of a French horn, &c., played just under their window other objections might be raised against the waits, but I will not conjure them up, as their pleasurable qualities are paramount in my mind. Last, but not least to o-ir juvenile friends, comes Twelfth Day, with its cakes and characters, its king and its queen, and its walk, with Mary the nurse-maid, to look at the pastry-cooks' shops, with the important constable and his long staff at the door, to keep rude boys and pennyless folks away. What a display! Our good Queen, at her coronation, felt not half the delight that Master Jacky and Miss Eliza feel during such a walk; first, there are the cakes, great and small, the largest, of course, exciting most wonderment; then the delicious frost-work of sugar over the top, and the fancied crumping of it between their teeth at night; then the figures on the cakes-stars and crowns, and soldiers and sailors, and flags and ships, and I know not what besides then there's the row of coloured illumina- tion lamps in the shop, lighted, if it is getting dusk, or the day is foggy; and tiie pastry-cook's wife and all the maids dressed out in their best bibs and tuckers, making, altogether, such a galaxy of beauty, that the impression thus made in early youth never afterwards leaves the mind; and at night, to wind up the holidays, there are ( wanton boys, with their hammers and nails, to fasten down any witless passenger, man, woman, or child, to the shop-front, who is tempted to take a passing look at the cakes and, 0I1 what a roar of laughter there is, when the coat or gown is torn in turning away. Thus ends Christmas; and yet people cannot quite give up its pleasures, and so they contrive to add a few days to it; somebody has g)t a turkey, a goose, or a head of game, lett of their country presents, or the mince pies are not yet all eaten and this forms an excuse for another and another little party; and the snug fire-side, the round game at cards, the glass of grog, and the song, finish the last remnant of the seas m. Then we begin to think of spring and her budding beauties, though yet at a distance and cockneys cannot help. in their rambles to the Regent's Park or to Nun- head Hill, looking for an early bud or flower, to assure them it is not very far off: and when we find one, we exclaim with the poet "Behold a peeping snow-drop there Has dared to face the piercing air, A presage sure of spring; This gentle unassuming flower Buds, in a rude unkindly hour, Beneath the season's sting. But thus its petals seem to say, Spring soon shall bless the smiling day, And clothe the world in bloom Another summer lingers near, And soon shall dry the wintry tear That falls for nature's doom."
MUCH has been written on the festivities and customs of Christmas, and we know nothing better worth writing about than this festival, when the dreariness of winter is dispelled by the cheerfulness of friendship and hospi- tality these customs are, however, rapidly sinking into disuetude in many parts of the country. In the town we know nothing of Christmas but by its roast turkey, mince pies, and plum puddings, except an occasional rubber of whist, or game at loo, at a friend's house but in some parts of the country, Christmas is really a festival for which there are weeks of preparation and, although the wassail-bowl, perhaps, no longer crowns the festive board, yet in one or two counties in England, the Christ- mas Carol is still heard. Christmas-day, like every other great festival, has prefixed to it, in the calendar, a vigil or fast; and in Catholic countries mass is celebrated at midnight after Christmas Eve when austerities cease, and rejoicings of all kinds succeed. Shadows of these customs were, till very lately, preserved in Protestant England. The day of Christmas Eve was passed in an ordinary manner; but at seven or eight o'clock in the evening, cakes were drawn hot from the oven cider or beer exhilarated the spirits in every house, and the singing of carols continued late into the night. On Christmas-day, these carols took the place of psalms in all the churches, especially at afternoon service, the whole congregation joining; and at tue end, it was usual for the parish clerk to declare, in a loud voice, his wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy new year to all the parishioners. None of the sports or gambols, so frequently practised on subsequent days, ever mixed themselves with the religious observances of Christmas-eve. Two of the sports most used in Cornwall were-the one, a metrical play, exhibiting the successful prowess of St. George exerted against a Mahometan adversary; the other, a less dignified representation of some transactions of a market or fair. In the first, St. George enters, accoutred with com- plete armour, and exclaims— Hare come I, Saint George, Toat valiant champion bold, And with my sword and spear I've won three crowns of gold. I slew the dragon, he And brought him to the slaughter, By which I gained fair Sabra, The King of Egypt's daughter. The Pagan enters :— Here come I, the Turkish knight, Come from the Turkish laud to fiJht, -bold, And if your blood is hot, I soon will make it cold." They fight, the Turkish knight falls, and rising on one knee— ) Oh pardon me, Saint George, Oh! pardon me, I crave ° Oh give me but my life, And I will be 3 our slave." Saint George, however, again strikes him down; but immediately relenting, calls out— j Is there no doctor to be found, To cure a deep and deadly wound ?" A doctor enters, declaring that he has a small phial j filled with the juice of some particular plant, capable of < recalling any one to life; he tries, however, and fails; when Saint George kills him, enraged by his want of I success. Soon after this, the Turkish knight appears t perfectly well; and having been fully convinced of his errors by the strength of St. George's arm, he becomes a r Christian, and the scene closes. The Fair or Market, usuall}' followed, as a farce. Several persons arranged on benches were sometimes r supposed to sell corn and one applying to each seller in 8 his turn, inquired the price, using a set form of words, C to be answered in a corresponding manner. If any error were committed, a grave personage was introduced with much ceremony, grotesquely attired, and provided wkh 1 a large stick; who, after stipulating for some ludicrous reward, such as a gallon of moonlight, proceeded to shoe the untamed colt, by striking the person in error on the sole of the foot
THE DUNMOW FLITCH.—MELANCHOLY COINCIDENCE. -It may be in the recollection of many of our readers, that the wife of Dr. Blackwell, of Cranbrook, Kent, died in the present year, a few months after making a claim for one of the Dunmow Flitches that were presented in July last, by W. H. Ainsworth, Esq. There seems to be a fatality attending the claim, as the secretary to the committee has received a communication from a claimant, who is a most respectable individual, residing at Green- wich, Kent, and who, if life had been spared to his wife, and they had received the much wished-for flitch from Mr. Aiusworth, in 1856, had promised to supply a simi- lar prize himself to any other party who might be enti.. I tied on some future occasion. The communication is as follows:—"Greenwich, Deo 7, 1855.—Dear, Sir,-It is my painful duty to inform you of the decease of my beloved wife the claim will therefore be open to others. How true it is the fairest flowers are first culled! She was a beautiful creature in person, mind, and disposition, Had she been spared till next July, Dunmow would have had a visit from us. With best thanks for your prompt and courteom replies to my letters, I am, &c., P. RICE." —Thus, in the short space of one year, death has de- prived two loving husbands of their partners, and we fairly ask, what lady will now be bold enough to claim the Hitch, when Death stands read v to claim the claimant f ST. PAUL AND ST. BARNABAS.—Da. LUSHINGTON'S JTTDGMENT.—.A subscription, headed by Mr. A. J. Beres- ford Hope, has been opened for the purpose of appealing against Dr. Lushington's decision in reference to the crosses altars, and ornaments at the churches of St. Paul, Knightsbridge, and St. Barnabas, Pimlico.
TREDEGAR CATTLE SHOW. IT has often been our lot to endeavour to encourage the agricultural interest in times of depression, and to advise renewed effort when the strength necessary for exertion seemed to be well-nigh exhausted, and when, though we might look with unswerving confidence for their future prosperity, those whom we were addressing might well be excused for falling sometimes into a state of despondency. But, for some time, our references to this great national department of industry, have been of a pleasanter character; and now, at the approach of the greatest festival in the year, we joyfully congratulate all who are concerned in the cultivation of the soil, on the prosperity which has attended them, and on the prospects which are opening before them. With another year of high prices to mike up for previous times of depression, they have lived in harmony with their fellow-country- men, because, however much inconvenience the poor may have endured, every one knows that it has arisen from the operation of natural laws, partially aggravated by the war, which almost the whole nation has sup- ported. And the producers of food have the satisfaction, too, of knowing that one great cause why their produce, especially as regards meat, &c., has kept at a high rate, has been the general employment which sustains the natural power of consumption. With respect to the onward progress of agricultural science and practice, we are glad to believe, with a high authority, that never has therebeen so much unanimity and good feeling displayed at the gatherings, or so much liberality in the diffusion of useful knowledge, on all subjects conducted with, or relating to, agriculture. In the whole body of British agriculturists, increased efforts have, been made to render their system complete." And the scene at our great display at Newport, on Tuesday last, and the agricultural banquet at the close of the show, when nearly 200 gentlemen, who devote attention to this pursuit, which benefits the communityat large, celebrated the anniversary of the Tredegar Cattle Show. Theexhibitionof stock thisyearwasnumericallylessthan in some of the preceding years; but in regard to quality there was a very marked and generally observed im- provement, the attention of breeders appearing to have been directed to the production of fine symmetrical animals, instead of an endeavour, by pampering, to load them with a superabundance of fat, which renders the creatures not only uncomfortable to themselves, but un- wholesome for human food-likely, perhaps, to give a better return than heretofore, in this period of the cessa- tion of our tallow trade with Russia—to the chandler, but unprofitable to the farmer. Indeed, upon the whole, the show was entitled to unqualified praise, inasmuch as. it afforded abundance of evidence of the rapidly-growing importance of such institutions, not only to the farmer, but to the public generally-to the former as enlarging the sphere of observation whence the knowledge which should accelerate his progress in the class of improve- ment is to be derived; and to the latter as increasing and economising those food-producing resources on which they are making growing and continued demands. Nearly the whole of the stock was brought in on Friday and Saturday, and housed in the various depart- ments of the Tredegar Company's most commodious and appropriate Cattle-market, suited to each distinct class; and so excellent were the arrangements of Mr. R. K. Jones carried out, that there was not only ample room for the exhibition of the stock to the best advantage, but due attention was paid to the convenience of the visitor, and every facility given for scrutinizing the com- peting stock to the best advantage. On Monday, which, as usual, was a private day," the judges (John Booth, Esq., Kellerby, Yorkshire; George Hitchman, Esq., Long Ashton, near Bristol; J. E. Jones, Esq., Springfield, near Hereford), proceeded to view the stock, and performed their important task of awarding the prizes in the different departments. Mr. Roberts, Mr. C. Evans, and other parties experienced in the routine of preparation for the exhibition, rendered service. Of the horned stock, th<3 Hereford and short-horned were the best represented in point of numbers and quality but in the north Devon classes, for which Sir Charles Morgan offered prizes, there was little competi- tion: the prize for the best yearling bull was awarded t, Mr. Charles Duckham, there being only one other com petitor. For the best yearling bull.of the shott-horne. breed, there were four competitors, the prize for whir was obtained by a magnificent animal that was exhi- bited by Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq., of Pontypool Pari" Among the most successful competitors were to be four: as usual. Mr. Rees Keene, of Pencreeg, and Mr. Evans, j of Llandowlais. The former judicious stock ownev, i carrying away no less than five prizes, besides two others I for root crops, and the best cultivated farm; and r>v latter gentleman taking three prizes. The animals c-xt'j hibited by both these gentlemen were very much admired 1 for their faultless symmetry, and excellent condi"on.! Of Glamorganshire stock there was not so go J I show as has been seen in previous years, the > competitor for Colonel Lascelles' prize for the best '¡ morganshire fat cow, being Mr. William Powei' of Eglwys-y-mynydd, who exhibited a splendid animal, a model of beauty, which was universally admired, and d.*< lared by competent judges to be the very best of the kind which had ever been shown at the Tredegar exhibi- tion, being remarkable not only for fine proportions, but for the quantity of flesh which she carried, without being at all unwieldlv. One of the most successful competitors for the prizes given for the best heifers, was Mr. Henry Morgan, of Mamhilad, whö succeeded in winning two cups from some of the best animals of the kind that were exhibited. The most marvellously fat cow of the entire show, was an incomparably obese cow, the property of Mr. Stratton, of Broad Hinton, near Swindon; she was a curiosity of stall feeding, and we understand was exhi- bited at the Smithfield show, where she caused much sensation amongst the London Aldermen. If a few such leviathans had been got by some means, into Kars, Mou- riavieff might at once have raised the seige. We are in- formed that Mr. Channing, of Pillgwenlly, gave nearly fifty pounds for this elephantina, to treat his east-end friends to roast beef, at the approaching festive season. She contained 240 lbs. of loose fat. There were some superior first-class cart-horses, brood- mares, colts, entire horses, and galloways, among which were a cart mare and foal, exhibited by the Tredegar Company, which attracted much attention. The colt especially was much admired for the extraordinary size it had already attained. The sheep department presented some very superior stock, and of pure bred, which were greatly admired for their quality of fleece and excellent condit;on. ihe show of pigs this year was considered quite equal, < it not superior to that of any previous year, being gene- 1 rally commended by the judges. Those exhibited by Mr. J r. L. Brewer, and a sow and litter of eleven white pigs, shown by Mr. Llewellin, of Caerphilly, were especially worthy of observation, and, indeed, admiration. In the poultry department, there were displayed some very superior birds 'of the Cochin China, Hamburgh, Spanish, Dorking, Poland, and other breeds; the great- j est number of prizes being awarded to Mr. W. Conway James, of Pontnewydd, and to Mr. Hinton, of Blaina, whose specimens attracted crowds of admirers.—The I judges were T. L. Brewer, Esq., Coalbrookvale and Mr. < Evans, Newport. Of agricultural implements, there was an unusually good selection-the exhibitors being Mr. John Stone, of I Newport, and Messrs. Chard and Munro, and Mr. John Slade, of Bristol. Mr. Stone exhibited a very large number of useful and well-made implements, which were universally admired, and deservedly obtained the prize. ] On Tuesday, the weather was delightful, and a large j number of visitors from this and the adjoining counties 1 were present at the show. Sir Charles Morgan, and a numerous party from Tredegar, arrived about 12 o'clock. I and spent two or three hours in examining the different descriptions of stock. THE ANNUAL DINNER. The dinner was held at the capacious- new room of the King's Head Hotel, on Tuesday afternoon, and it is t perhaps needless to say that it was served in a manner t which did credit to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd's well-known abilities as caterers. The large banquetting-hall in I which it was held was decorated with the national flags of England, France, Sardinia, and Turkey, and the geneial arrangements made for the guests gave very general satisfaction. Some of the most celebrated feed- ( ers and breeders of stock in the kingdom were present, and the numerous array of brilliant prizes, cheered the expectant of bright honours. The chair was taken by Sir Charles Morgan, Bart.* at 1 the principal table, at about fifus" o'clock, supported by ] Octavius Morgan, Esq., M.P., John E. W. Rolls, Esq., Crawshay Bailey, Esq., M.P., Godfrey C. Morgan, Esq., Captain Frederick Morgan, Captain Lindsay; 77th ] regiment, J. Rolls, ju i., Esq., — Stirling, Esq., W. S. I Cartwright, Esq., — Cartwright, jun., Esq., — Wil- 1. liamson, Esq., and T. Powell, Esq. The vice-chair was occupied by H. J. Davies, Esq. Among those present we observed C. C. Williams, 1 Esq., G. S. Bancks, Esq., C. H. Williams, Esq., — Bassett, Esq., C.E., T. Powell,jun., Esq.. Henry Powell, Esq., M. Fothergill, Esq., J. Fothergill, Esq., R. Fother- gill, Esq., F. Justice, jun.. Esq., P. Manning, Esq., C. ( J. Manning, Esq., G. R. G. Relph, Esq., S. Homfray, 1 Esq., C. Homfray, Esq., R. J. Cathcart, Esq., Charles I H. Croft, Esq., J. James, Esq., J. O'Hea, Esq., A. Hom- fray, Esq, J. Rennie, Esq., John Logan, Esq., Rev. T. Powell, Gabriel Powell, Esq., J. Lawrence, Esq., D. Lawrence, Esq., E. Dowling. Esq., F. J. Hall, Esq., W. i Conway James Esq., Arther Murphy, Esq., — David, Esq., Rev. Richard Williams, Alfred Williams, Esq., < Wm. Ward, Esq., Cheltenham, G. W. Toogood, Esq., Cheltenham, Charles Hunter, Esq., and Messrs. T. Ren- dell, J. Keyse, Giles, R. Young, S. Canning, W. E. Rees, S. Polak, R. Jones, M. Williams, M. Ion, R. Ion, Price, H. Langley, J. M. Scott, W. Collins, J. Sayce, E. Stewart, W. Powell, Dowle, J. S. Taylor, R. Rees, J. Robinson, C. Cuthbertson, J. Strick, G. Fletcher, the eminent Cotswold sheep breeder, of Gloucester; R. D. Baker, W. Balsdon, J. Pride, W. Pride, R. Jones, J. J. Nicholas, Sallows, H. Evans. R!es Keene, Roger Keene, Edward Keene, H. Daw, H. Oakley, R. Webb, D. Young, Robert Young, jun., R. ,\I. Toogood, Corne- lius Evans, T. F. Lewis, M. T. S. Winter, It. P. Bolt, J. S. Stone, T. G. Harris, S. Darker, John G. Attwater, fancy poultry breeder, Hollingwood Farm B. Thomas, John Mayo, John Warren, T. Davies, Simeon Scard, B. Evans, W. T. Rees, &c., &e. On the removal of the cloth, The Chairman rose to propose The Queen," without comment, as her Majesty's exemphry character as a so- vereign, a wife, and a mother, was well known to all. (Cheers.) '•His Royal Highness Prince Albert" was the next toast, and was followed by that of The Prince of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family," which were vividly honoured, The Chairman said as he felt certain that many of the candidates for prizes would be anxious to know their fate, and being under the necessity of leaving early, he would proceed at once to the business of the meeting; previou ';y to which, however, he would observe that he was never more highly gratified than at the very excellent selection of stock which had been exhibited that day, as well as the numerous and respectable company which was then assembled. This was a sufficient stimulus and induce- ment to him to continue the meeting so long as he lived. (Prolonged cheers.) ENTRIES AND AWARDS. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan. -For the best yearling bull, North Devon breed.—Sir C. M. R. Morgan, Bart., Ruperra Castle, 1 year G months Mr. Charles Duckham Salisbury Farm, 1 year 9 months. Mr. Charles Duckham, Salisbury Farm. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best two-years-old heifer, North Devon breed.—Sir C. M. R. Morgan, Bart Ruperra Castle, 2 years 7 months. Sir C. M. It. Morgan, Bart., Ruperra Castle. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best yearling bull, short horned breed.-Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq., Pontypool Park, 1 year G months; John Logan, Esq., Maindee House, near Newport, 1 year 8 months; James Rennio, Esq., Maindee, near Newport, 1 year 8 months James Rennie, Esq., Maindee, near Newport, 1 year 8 months. CapellIanbury Leigh, Esq., Pontypool Park. John Logan, Esq Maindee House, commended. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best two-years-old heifer, short horned breed.—Mr. Richard Stratton, Broad Hinton, near Swindon, 2 years. Mr. Richard Stratton, Broad Hinton, near Swindon. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best yearling bull, Hereford breed.—Tredegar Iron Company Tredegar; Mr. Henry Morgan, Mamhilad, 1 year Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowlais, 1 year two months Mr. John Jones, Llwynygaer, 1 year two weeks Mr. George Pitt, Chadnor Court, Herefordshire, 1 year 1 month Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg, 1 vear 1 month. Mr. Henry Morgan, Mamhilad. Tredegar Iron Company, highly commended. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best two-year-old heifers, Hereford breed.— Mr. Henry Evana, Llandowlais, 2 yea's 10 months Mr. John Milner, Whit- son, 2 years, 9 months Mr. George Pitt, Chadnor Court, Herefordshio, 2 years 11 months. Mr. George Pitt, Chadnor Court, Herefordshire. Mr. H. Evans, Llandowlas, highly commended. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best fat ox, that has never wona prize.—Mr. William Williams, Red House, Ely, Glamorganshire, 4 years Mr. William Powell, Eglissennenon, 3 years 8 months Mr. John Jones, Llwyngaer, 4 years; Mr. Richard Keene, Llangstone, G years. Mr. Richard Keene, Langstone. Mr. Wm. Powell, Eglwys-y-mynydd, highly commended. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best boar- Rev. A. Morgan, Machen Rectory Capt. P M. Pell Glan Usk, near Brecon, 1 year 4 months John Lo-ran, Esq., Maindee House, near Newport, 10 months Mr. John Llewellyn, Caerphilly, near Newport, 3 months 1 week G. R. G. Relph, Esq., Beech Hill, near Usk; Tom Llewellyn Brewer, Esq., Coalbrookvale. John Logan, Esq., Maindee liouse. T. LI. Brewer, Esq Coalbrookvale, commended. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best fat pig.—Mr. Elias James, Blaina (3); Mr. William Price, Bishton, 1 year 1 month; .\11'. Charles Hayward, Wern- dee, 1 year 4 months. Mr. Charles Hayward, Werndee. Class generally commended. Silver cup given by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best "am lamb, long wool. Capt. P. M. Pell, Glan Usk, near -recon Mr. Thomas Beale Brown, Hampden, Andover.s- ord, 10 months Mr. John Richards, Spitty Farm, near V'i!3rgavenny Mr. George Fletcher, Shipton, Andovers- for 9 months. j Mr. G. Fletcher, Shipton, Andoversford. j Mr I. B. Browne, Hampden, Andoversford, highly com. i Siiv»f cup given.by Sir Charles Morgan.—For the best yearihig cart colt or filly.—Tredegar Iron Company, Tre- I dega: Mr. Edmund C. Dutfield, Penhow Castle, 1 year j 5tn> -hs; Mr. Thomas lies, Pulpin Farm, Christchurch, 1 y 1 5 months Mr. Thomas lies, Pulpin Farm, Christchurch. Silver cup given by C. H. Leigh, Esq.—For the best yearling heifer.—Sir C. M. R. Morgan, Bart., Tredegar Park, 1 year 10 months Mr. Richard Stratton, Broad Hinton, near Swindon, 1 year Mr. Henry Evans, Llan- do lais, 1 year 11 months John Logan, Esq,, Maindee House, near Newport (2) Mr. Richard Stratton, Broad Hinton, near Swindon. John Logan, Esq., Maindee House, commanded. Silver cup, value five guineas, given by W. M Wood Esq —For the second best yearling hoifer.—Mr 'Richard Stratton, Broad Hinton, near Swindon, 1 year; Mr. Henrv Evans, Llandowlais 1 year 8 months Mr. Charles Hale "Tatton, near Newport Mr. George Pitt, Chadnor Pr.nri Herefordshire, 1 year 10 months. Oourt, xi Mr Henry EvanS) Llandowlas. Mr Richard Stratton, Broad Hinton, commended. Silver cup given by Colonel Lascelles.—For the best Glamorganshire fat cow.-Mr. William Powell, Eglissen- nennon, 8^ povve|[> Eglwys-y-mynydd. Silver cup given by W. H. M. Style, Esq.-For the best fat cow.-Mr William Skyrm Rumney, 6 y Messrs. Francis, Whit on Mr. William Price, Bishton, 4 years; Mr. Charles Hale Tatton, near Newport, 5 years; Mr Thomas Perkins, Mathera, 5 years Mr. Rets Keene, Pencreeg, 6 years. • Mr. John Hewer, jun., near Hereford Mr. T. Perkins, Mathern, highly commended. A piece of plate, value tell guineas, given by Thomas Powell, Esq. -For the three best cows in milk, or within three months of calving Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowlas, three, four, and five years; Mrs. Waters, Goldcliff, near 1 Newport, four, four and five years. t Mr. Henry Evans, Llandcwlas. i A piece of plate, given by James Rennie, Esq.-For the best pair of two-year-old heifers, in milk, or within three months of calving, bred by the exhibitor, in the counties of Monmouth or Glamorgan :—Mr. Henry Morgan, Mam- hiltd, two yea's and five months; John Logan, Esq., Maindee House, near Newport. j Mr. Henry Morgan, Mamhilad. j John Logan, Esq Maindee House, commended. ( A piece of plate, value five guineas, given by T. W. 1 Booker Blakemore, Esq.-For the best pair of two-year- old heifers, in milk, or within three months of calving :— Mr. Richard Stratton, Bioad Hinton, near Swindon; Mr. Rees Morgan, Maescrochan, two years and nine months. < Mr. Rees Morgan, Maescrochan. ( A silver cup, given by Frederick Justice, Esq.—For the > best pair of yearling steers :—Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg, j; one year and ten months. Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg. A silver cup, given by Samuel Homfray, Esq.-For the best two-year-old heifer :—Sir C. M R. Morgan, Bart., c Tredegar Park, two years and nine months Mr. Richard r Stratton, Broad Hinton, near Swindon. Mr. Richard Stratton Broad Hinton. Sir C. Morgan highly commended. j? A piece of plate, value ten guineas, given by William a Phillips.. Esq- For the best bull, under two years o)d -— j Messrs. Francis, Whitson, one year and five months; Mr. Wm. Price, Bishton, one year and five months; Mr. Thos. rhompoon, Pill Farm, near Newport, one year and five months. Mr. William Price, Bishton. ( Messrs. Francis, Whitson, commended. I [An objec'ion was raised,by Mr. Francis to the awar which had been made in this case. The prize was offered for 'he best bull under two years old. in the possession of a c tenant tarmer who had resided for nine months on either of c tie Levels of VVeiulooge or Cahlicot, aud he contended that 3 V1r. Price was not en'itled to the prize as he did not reside 3 ttpon either of 'he Levels. Mr. Priced scribed the situa- tion of his farm, a portion of which he contended was on the Level of Caldicor. Sir Charles Morgan then remarked that it certainly was his impression that Mr. Price was en- c 'itled to the prize; but lie would write to Mr. Phillips, who «! gave the prize, and was well acquainted with the locality, 1 &iid he should decide the question accordingly.] A silver cap. given by the Right Hon. Sir B. Hall, Bart. For the best ram of any Welsh Mountain breed:—Mr. S Win. Williams, Great House, Llangattock Mr. Matthew Ion, Bedwellty, two years; Mr. Matthew Ion, three years. Mr. William Williams, Great House, Llangattock. 3 A silver cup, value five guineas, given by Lady Hall— c For the best pen of six breeding ewes, of any Welsh Mountain breed :—Mr. John Richards, Spitty Farm, near Abergavenny; Mr. Charles Hale, Tatton, near Newport. c Mr. John Richards, Spitty Farm, near Abergavenny. Silver cup given by General Milman.-For the best ram lamb, Southdown breed :—Mr. John Moore, Littlecot, Wiltshire. c Mr. John Moore, Littlecot, Wiltshire. Silver cup, value ten pounds, given by W. S. Cart- I Wright, Esq. -For the best five wether lambs, and five ewe lambs, of the Shropshire Down breed :—W. S. Cart- Ijj wright, Esq., Newport; Pontypool Iron Company, 9- months William Evans, Esq The Fields, near Newport, Pontypool Iron Company. William Evans, Esq., The Fields, highly commended. Silver cup, value five guineas, given by George Horn- „ fray,€sq—For the best pen of four Mountain wethers :— j Mr Matthew Ion, Bedwellty Mr. Matthew Fothergill, ( Cefnruchtyr. Mr. Matthew Fothergill, Cefnruchtyr. Mr. Ion, Bedwellty, highly commended. ( Silver cup given by Octavius Morgan, Esq.-For the i best boar and sow, of any breed, under a year old Mrs. ] Waters, Goldcliff, near Newport, 3 months; Mr. John S |Seys, The Graig, 11 months; Mr. John Lewis, Tydee, ] near Newport, 11 months Mr. Jenkin Jones, park, near Cardiff, 4 months Mr. John Llewellyn, Caerphilly, 3 months I week; Tom Llewellyn Brewer, Esq., Coalbrook- vale Tom Llewellyn Brewer, Esq. Coalbrookvale. A piece of plate given by W. C. Webb, Esq.—For the best sow and litter of pigs, of any breed, the litter not to exceed four months old Capt. P. M. Pell, Glan Usk, near Brecon Mrs. Waters, Goldcliff, near Newport; Mr. John Lewis, Tydee, near Newport, 2 years Mr. John Llewellyn, Caerphilly, 3 months 2 weeks Tom Llewellyn Brewer, Esq., Coalbrookvale. T. L. Brewer, Esq., Coalbrookvale. Mr. Llewellyn, Caerphilly, higly com. and class generally. Silver cup, value five guineas, given by John Logae, Esq.-For the best three-year-old cart gelding or filly Mr. Thomas Williams, Waterhall Farm, Glamorganshire, 2 years Mr. Thomas Perkins, Mathern, near Newport, 3 years 8 months. Two entries made. None exhibited. Silver cup given by Thomas Gratrex, Esq.-For the best two-years-old cart colt or filly :—Mr. Robert Sharp, Hewelsfield Court, 2 years Mr. D ivid Price, Llangattock Liugoed, 2 years Mr. George Pritchard, White House, 2 years Mr. Thomas Rosier, High Cross 2 years Mr. Thomas Williams, Waterhall Farm, near Cardiff. Mr. George Pritchard, White House. Mr. David Price, Llangattock, commended. Silver cup given by the ltev. A. Morgan.—For the best five years-old galloway Rev. A. Morgan, Machen Rec- tory, I) years Mr. William Williams, Penhow, 5 years Mr. William Price, Bishton, 5 years. Rev. A. Morgan, Machen Rectory. Silver cup given by Captain Rodney Mundy.—For the best cart mare and foal, to be in possession of the exhi- bitor twelve months prior to the show :—Tredegar Iron Company, Tredegar Mr. John Lewis, Coed-y-Brand, near Usk, 7 years Mr. Thomas Thomas, St. Hilary, 5 years 8 months William Evans, Esq.. The Fields, 6 years Mr. William Price, Bishton, near Newport, 6 years John Logan, Esq Maindee House, near Newport'; Mr. Henry Probert, Monmouth Mr. Lewis Williams, Spitty Farm, near Newport. Tredegar Iron Company, Tredegar. Silver cup given by Sir J. Bailey, Bart.—For the best cart stallion, that has covered in the county of Monmouth, in 1855 :-àIr. John Powell, Park, Llanviiiangel Crncorney, 3 years Mr. Robert Sharpe, Hewelsfield Court, 4 years Mr. John Rogers, Goitre Mr. Thomas Earle, St. Mary Hill, Glamorganshire, 4 years Mr. Thomas Evans, Llaniltern, Glamorganshire, 5 years; Mr. John Jones, Llwynygaer, 4 years Mr. Thomas Perkins, Mathern, 3 years Mr. John Rogers, Goitre, near Abergavenny, 4 years Mr. James Baker, Peterstone. Mr. Thomas Earle, Saint Mary Hill, Glamorganshire. Silver cup given by William Jones, Esq.—For the best brood mare, half-bre,l the foal to be shown with the mare, or satisfactory proof given that the mare is in foal :—Mr. William Lewis, jun., Llanmaes, Glamorganshire; Mr. John Williams, Splott, 7 years Captain H. G. Marsh, Rock Cottage Blackwood Mr. William Williams, Ely, Glamorganshire, 4 years; Mr. William Powell, Eglwy- seinon, 12 years Mr. Hugh Morgau, Newport, 8 years Mr. W illiam Speiry, Newport, 8 years Mr. James Maule, Christchurch, near Newport Air. David Samuel, Bouvil- ston, 10 years Mr. George Pritchard, White House, 8 years Mr John Jenkins, Bassalleg, 7 years Ilr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg, 13 years; Mr. Rees Morgan, Maes- crochan, 10 years Mr. Richard Keene, Llangstone, 12 years G. R. G. Relph, Esq. Beech Hill, near Usk; Mr. Rowland Fothergill, Hensol Castle Capt. Marsh, Black- wood Tom Llewellyn Brewer, Esq., Coalbrookvale. Captain H. G. Marsh, Rock Cottage, Blackwood. Silver cup given by John E. Rolls, Esq -For the best pony, under four years old, being in the possession of the exhibitor twelve months previous to the show :-Mr. William Lewis, jun., Llanmaes, Glamorganshire; Ponty- pool Iron Company, 3 years Mr. John Williams, Splott, 4 years Mr. Henry Yorath, Molton, Llancarvon, 2 years 6 months Mr. William Price, Bishton, 2 years Mr. C. O'Reilly, Newport, 2 years 9 months Mr. Matthew Ion Bedwellty, 2 years; Mr. Robert Duckham, Newport, 3 years; Mr. Thomas Jones, Peterstone, 2 years. Mr. Matthew Ion, Bedwelty. Silver cup given by Godfrey C. Morgan, Esq.—For the best three-years-old cart colt or filly, got by a thorough- bred horse :-Mr. Henry Evans. Llandowlas, 3 years 6 months; Mr. Frederick Phillips, Newport, 3 years 7 months Mr. Frederick Ed wards, Pontypool, 3 years Mr Walter Matthews, Croeshewly, 3 years 4 months G. R. G. Relph, Esq., Beech Hill, near Usk. G. R. G. Relph, Esq., Beech-hill, near Usk. Mr. H. Evans, Llandowlas, commended. Silver Cup, value not less than five guines, given by Charles Croft Williams, Esq. -To the exhibitorof the best and most useful implements in agriculture.—Mr. J. S. Stone, New- port Messrs. Chard aud Munro, Bristol; Mr. John Slade, Temple Backs, Bristol. Mr. J. S. Stone, Implement works, Newport. Silver cup, value ten guineas, given by C. Bailey, Esq., M.P.—To the tenant farmer in Monmouthshire, not pos- sessing landed property exceeding £3JO per annum, for the best root crops, consisting of mangola wurtzel and Swedish or common turnip, in all not less than fifteen acres.—Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg; Mr. John Dowle, Chtypi t; Mr. Thomas Edwards, Llanarth. Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg. Silver cup, value ten guineas, given by G. R. Greenhow Relph, Esq.-To the tenant farmer, of 100 acres or up- wards, in Monmouthshire, whose farm is under t!ie best general system and course of husbandry whose fences are in the best condition, and who has the best general stock. —Pontypool Iron Company Mr. ilees Keene, Pencreeg Mr. John Dowle, Clay pit. Mr. Ree:i Keene, Pencreeg. Silver cup, value five guineas, given by W. P. Herrick, Esq.-To the tenant farmer, of not more than 150 acres in Monmouthshire, whose farm is under the best general system and course of husbandry, fences in the best condi- tion, and ricks best made an,1 thatched.—-Mr. John Rich- ards, Abergavenny; Mr. Thomas V. Morgan, Aber- gavenny. Mr. John Richards, Abergavenny. Silver cup value five pounds, given by George Rol. lings, Esq.—To the tenant farmer, of not more than 6) a?reJj which shall be the best cultivated, in the parishes of Rumney St. Mellon,, Mar.shfield, Peterstone, St. Bride s, or Coedkernew, whose ditches and grips are pro- perly cast, their fences neatly laid, and than- crops clean and well put in.—Mr. Rees Morgan, Maescrochan Mr. R. K. Jones, Coedkernew; Mr. Thomas Jones, Peter- stone. Mr. Wm. Morgan, Maescrochan, ohjected to by Mr. Thos. Jones, Peterstone. Subscribers' prize value ten guineas.—For the best bull, cow, and offspring, the offspring being under two years old, the cow being in milk, or within three months of calving. • Mr. Thomas Edwards, Llanarth Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg. Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg. Mr. Thomas Edwards, Llanarth, commended. [Mr. Thomas El wards objected to Air. Keene receiving the prize, as the bu 1 exhibited by him was not qua ified to be entered, in consequence, as he alleged, of its being over the age specified. The matter was referred to the committee for decision ] Subscribers' prize, value ten guineas-For the best fat cow, fed by the exhibitorMr Rees Keene, Pencreeg, six years. Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg. Subscribers' prize, value ten guineas- For the two best fat cows, fed in the county of Monmouth :—Mr. H. Evans, Llandowlas, five years and six years; Mrs. Wm. Keene, Goldcliff; Mr. Thomas Porkin-, Mathern, four years and five years Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg, five years. Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg. Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowiais, commended. Subscribers' prize, value five guineas—For the two best fat cows, fed by the exhibitor, on the Levels of Caldicot or Wentloog :—Mr. John Milner, Whitson, near New- port, six years;. Mr. Wm. Price, Bishton, four years; Mrs. Wm. Keene, Goldcliff. Mrs. William Keene, Goldcliff. Mr. John Milner, Whitson, commended. Subscribers' prize, value ten guineas For the best pair of two-year-old steers :—Mr. H. Evans, Llandowlas, two years and ten months Mr. Lewis Lewis, Llangibby, two years and ten mouths; Mr. Thos. Thomas, Tydraw, two years and eight months; Mr. Robert Sharpe, Hewelsfield Court, two years; Mr. Reea Keene, Pencreeg, two years and nine months; Mr Morgan Williams, Llandevaud, two years and eight months. Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg. Mr. R. Sharpe, highly commended. Mr. T. Thomas, Tydraw, commended. Subscribers' prize, value five guineas-For the best pair of yearling steers :—Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowlas, one year and nine months. Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowlas. Subscribers' prize value ten guineas-For the best pair of yearling stock heifers -Mr. Henry Morgan. Mamhilad, one year and six months Mr. Henry Hale, 'Irosuant, one year and nine mouths; Mr. Rees Keene, Pencreeg, one year and nine months. Mr. Henry Morgan, Mamhilad. Mr Rees Keene, Pencreeg, highly commended. Subscribers' prize, value hve guineas—For the best pen, consisting of four yearling wethers (long wool) :-Mr. John Jones, Llwynygaer; Mrs. Sarah Pride, Llanvihangel Roggiet. ° r■ John Dowle, Claypit. Subscribers' Pnz-, value five guineas-For the best pen, consisting of four yearling stock ewes (long wool).—Mr Thomas liosser, Hi^h Cross, near Newport, one year and three months; Mr. Jenkin Jones, Park, near Cardiff, one year and seven months; Mr. Rees Morgan, Maescrochan, one year and nine months. Mr. Jenkin Jones, Park, near Cardiff. Subscribers prize, value five guineas—For the best pen, consisting of four breeding ewes, under three years old, long wool-Mr. George Pritchard White House, 2 years W. C. Webb, Esq., Vaindra-hall, St. Mellons. Mr. George Pritchard, White House. Subscribers' prize, value five guineas—For the best pen, consisting of four breeding ewes, above three years old, long wool Mr. Thomas Thomas, Tydraw, 4 years and 10 months; Mr Jenkin Jones, Park, near Cardiff; Mrs. 10 months; Mr Jenkin Jones, Park, near Cardiff; Mrs. Sarah Pride, Llanvihangel Roggiet; Mr. Rees Morgan, Maescrochan, 4 years. Mr. Thomas Thomas, Tydraw. Mrs. Pride, highly commended. Subscribers' prize, value ten guineas.-For the best piece (not being less than ten acres), of Swedish turnips, growing within the county of Monmouth—Mr. George Dowle, Caerwent; Mr Rees Keene, Pencreeg Mr. Henry Collins, Duffryn. Mr. George Dowle, Caerwent. Subscribers prize, value five guineas.-For the best piece (not less than five acres), of Swedish turnips, growing within the county of Monmouth-Mr. Matthew Ion. Rhoeswen Mr. John Richards, Abergavenny; Mr Chas. Seys, Tregwillim Mr. William Pride, Penlan Mr. John Brewer, Machen. Mr. Charles Seys, Tregwillim. ■pm "-< i III 7. mm in i nis—< Subscribers' premiums for farm servants—For longest servitude, X2 12s. 6d. £1 11s. 6d. and £1 Is.-Philip Pritchard, servant to Mr. George Pritchard, White House, near Abergavenny, 20 years 7 months; James Jones, servant to Mr. John Jones, Llwynygaer, 33 years 6 months; Paul Pearce, servant to Mr Thomas Perkins, Mathern, 14 years Wm. Jones, servant to Mr. Rees Keene, Pencieeg, years John Harry, servant to Mr. Henry Collins, Duffryn, 34 years 6 months; Joseph James, servant to Mr H. Collins, Duffryn, 32 years 10 months John Evans, servant to Mr. Matthew Fothergill, Cefn- ruchtyr, 34 years; Edward Morgan, servant°to W. S Cartwright, Esq., years. John Harry, servant to Mr. Henry Collins, Duffryn. John Evans, servant to Mr. Mat. Fothergill, Cefnruchtyr. James Jones, servant to Mr. John Jones, Llwynyaer POULTRY. Class 1. Dorking.-Cock and two hens, of any age- Prize £ 1.—Mr. 1', illiam Sharpe, Hewelsfield Court, 3 years William Evans, Esq., The Fields, 1 year 7 months; W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. Mr. William Sharpe Hewelsfield Court. Class 2 k and two hens, of any age.—Prize £ 1 —Mr. T. F. Lewis, Newport, a^e unknown Mr. T. S. Williams, Drybridge, near Monmouth, 1 year 4 months 4 daYfl; Mr. J. B. Robcrts.illgwenlly, 2 years Mr. C. H. Oliver, Newport, cock,8 months, hens, 1 year 8 months; W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. Class 3. Game.-Cock and two hens, of any age.- Prize £ 1.—Mr. John Morgan, Caerleon (2); Mr. Charles Waters, Newport, 2 years Mr. Edward Tucker, Maindee, 2 years W. S. Cartwright, Esq., Newport J. L. Bald- win, Esq., Chepstow. J. L. Baldwin, Esq., Chepstow. Class 4. Silver Hamburghs.-Cock and two hens, of any age.—Prize £ 1.—Charles Brew, Esq., Pontrhydyrun Mr. C. H. Oliver, Newport, cock, 11 months, hens, 1 veat 5 months; W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. Class 5. Ducks. (Aylesbury).—Drake and two ducks. -Prize £ 1.—W. Evans, Esq. The Fields, age unknown. Mr. T. F. Lewis, Newport Mr. W. C. Webb, Vaindra Hall, St. Mellons Mr. Thomas Barnes, Pillgwenlly W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. Class 6. Ducks. (Rouen).—Drake and two ducks.— Prize £ 1.—Mr. John Brewer, Machen; Mr. Knowles W. Jones, Coedkernew, 1 year 6 months. Mr Knowles W. Jones, Coedkernew. Class 7. Turkeys.—Turkey cock and hen.—Prize— £ 1. Mr. Knowles W. Jones, Coedkernew, 1 year 7 months. Mr' Knowles W. Jones, Coedkernew. Class 8. Dorking.- Cockerell and two pullets, chicken of 1855.—Prize, 15s.—William Evans, Esq., The Fields 7 months Mr. John Lewis, Tydee, 7 mouths W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. Class 9. Spanish.—Cockerell and two pullets, chicken of 1855.—Prize, 15s.—Mr. C H. Oliver, Newport, 8 months 4 days Mr. Thomas Barnes, Pillgwenlly W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. Mr. C. H. Oliver, Newport. Class 10. Cochin China.—(Cinnamon or Buff.) -Cock and two hens, of any age.—Prize, 15s.—Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina, cock, 8 months, pullets, 61 months Mr. J. B. Roberts Pillgwenlly, 1 year 8 months Mr. J. B. Chap- man, Commercial-road, 1 year 8 months. Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina. Class 11. Cochin China.—(Cinnamon or Euff.)-Cock- erell and two pullets, chicken of 1855.-Prize, J5s.— Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina, 7 mouths 15 days; Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina, cock, 8 months, pullets 6 months Mr. Murley, Newport, 6 months 2 days; Rev. W. F. Cressweil St. Arvans. Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina. Class 12. Cochin China -(White, partridge, black, or gronse.)—Cock and two hens, of any age.—Prize, 15s,— Mr. Willi mi Sharpe, Hewelsfield Court" 2 years W.'c. James, Esq. Pontnewydd Works. 7 Mr. William Sharp, Hewelsfield Court. Class 13. Cochin China.—(White, partridge, black, or grouse.)—Cockerell and two pullets, chicken of 1855.— Prize, 15s No entry. Class 14. Game.-Cockerell and two pullets, chicken of 1855.—Prize 15s.—Mr. Thomas Perkins, Chepstow, 5 months Mr. John Morgan, Caerleon, 5 months Mr. Charles Waters, Newport, 7 months; Mr. Edward Tucker, Maindee, 10 months Mr. John Down, Pillgwenlly, 10 months; J. L. Baldwin, Esq., C .epstow. J. L. Baldwin, Esq" Chepstow. Class 15. Golden Ham burghs.—Cock and two hens, of any age. Prize, 15s.—Mr. C. H. Oliver, Newport, 7 months W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. Class 16. Golden Hamburghs.—Cockerell and two pullets, chicken of 1855.—Prize 15s.—Charles Brew, Esq., Pontrhydyrun, 9 months. Charles Brew, Esq., Pontrhydyrun. Class 17. Silver Hamburghs.—Cockerell ,'nd two pul- lets. chicken of 1855.—Prize 15s.—Mr. William Stanley, Cardiff, 8 months Mr. Walter Powell, Gaer, near New- port, 9 months Mr C. H. Gratrex, King's Hill, Newport, 9 months W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. W. C. James, Esq., Pontnewydd Works. Class 18. White Crested Black Polands.—Cock and two hens, of any age.— Prize los.—Mr. William H'illyard, Newport, 1 year 6 months. Mr. W. Hillyard, Dumfries-place, Newport. Class 19. White Crested Black Pulands.-Cockerell and two pullets, chicken of 1855.—Prize 15s.—Mr. Wm. Hillyard, Newport, 5 months. Mr. W. Hillyard, Dumfries-place, Newport. Class 20.—Gold or Silver Polands.—Cock an.) two hens, of any age.—Prize 15s.-Mr. J. Boberts, Pillgwenlly, 3 years. Mr. J. B. Roberts, Pillgwenlly. Class 21. Gold or Silver Pulands.-CockereIl and two pullets, chicken of 1855.-Prize 153.—Mr. George Hazell, Cattle Market, 7 months. Mr. George Hazell, Cattle Market, Newport. Class 22. Any other distinct breed.—Cock and two hens of any age.-Prize 15s.—Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina, Bramah Pootra, cock, 8 months, hens, 1 year 6 months Mr. Walter Powell, Gaer, near Newport, Gold-laced Ban- tams, age unknown Mr. J. Moore, Newport, Minorcas, 1 year 6 months W. C. James, Esq., Poutnewydcl Works, Minorcas. Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina. flags 23. Any other distinct breed.—Cockerell and two pullets, chicken of 1855.-P.ize 15s.—Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina, Bramah Pootra, 7 months; Mr. Walter Powell Gaer, near Newort. Gold-laced bantams, 9\months. Mr. J. Hinton, Blaina. Class 24. Geese.—Gander and -Prize 15s.—Mrs. Catherine Rees, Llanuiartin Mr. Jenkin Jones, Park, near Cardiff; Mr. Knowle3 W. Jones, Coedkernew, 1 year and eight months T' í Mrs. Catherine Rees, Llanmartin. t Sir Charles, in the course of distributing the prizes, accompanied each presentation with some appropriate 00" servation to the recipient, stimulating the successful can- didate to future efforts in the course of competition. Sir Charles Morgan, on more than one occasion, commended Mr. Rees Keene, who had won a considerable number of prize cups, and Mr. Stone, whose exhibition of varied and generally useful agricultural implements, he declared to be the best he had ever seen. The distribution of prizes having been closed, the Chairman proposed the health of the Judges, who had satisfactorily and with great care performed the difficult duties required of them. They had not only awarded the prizes with discrimination, hut took occasion to commend all they thought meiit >rious. If they bad in any one instance made a mistake, it must have been from an error in judgment; but it was his opinion they had shown great discrimination in the awards made. (Hear, hear.) The toast was received with much cheering. The Chairman stated that he was informed the judges had been obliged to leave by an early train. He would now give "The successful candidates." This toast was received with enthusiasm, and loud calls upon Mr. Relph and Mr. Keene to respond to it. Mr. Relph said he never felt prouder in his life than as being the winner of the prize which had that day been awarded to him. When he found the prize was to be given by one of our Crimean heroes, his blood tingled in his veins in the desire to get it; and they may judge of his present feelings, when he found be bad been suc- cessful. (Cheers.) He would prize it, not so much be- cause given to him as a successful competitor, but for its historical character, and would have engraved upon it the name of the illustrious bero who bad given it, and who had shown as great an example of obedience to leaders as had ever been shown by man. (Loud cheers.) Mr. Rees. Keen also returned thanks for the flattering manner in which they had been pleased to receive the last toast. The Chairman then proposed The health of the un- successful candidates," and hoped they would not, be- cause they were not among the prize men on the present occasion, decline to send cattle another year. (Hear.) Mr. Cartwright, on being called upon, remarked that, although an unsuccesful competitor on the present occa- sion, he would not say he would not try again. He was quite sure that he was not himself as deserving of the prize as the competitor who had gained it, although the animals he had shown were, on the ram's side, of the very best blood. The Chairman then gave The health of Capel Han- bury Leigh, Esq., the Lord-Lieutenant of the County," who had sent to the exhibition one of the finest bulls he had ever seen. (Cheers.) The next toast proposed was that of The Members for the County Sir Charles remarking that one of those gentlemen had attended to his duty throughout the ses- sion, and the other had been doing iiis duty in the Crimea, to the satisfaction of his commanding officer; he bad threat pleasure, therefore, in proposing the health of Col. Somerset and Mr. Octavius Morgan. (Cheering.) The company rose and pledged the toast with bumpers, and three times three. Octavius Morgan, Esq., M.P., begged to return thanks on behalf of himself and his colleague, who, when he left, about two years ago, in the cause of his country, hoped to be able to see them before this time, but unforseen cir- cumstances had prevented him. (Cheers). All who took an interest in agriculture, must have been pleased to see the manner in which the Tredegar Cattle Show continued to flourish. The improvement in stock, as shown in the animals exhibited that day, although not so great in num- ber as on former occasions, were admirable as to quality, and proved the advantage of such institutions. (Hear, hear.) Sqch gatherings gave farmers an opportunity communiQating with one another, and seeing the prodac