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CAERPHILLY. PLOUGHING MATCH.—The fifth annual ploughing and fencing matches took place on Tuesday, near Penrheol, Caerphilly. The ploughing, with wheel-ploughs, on the farm of Mr. Rowlands, Pontygwindy, with swing- ploughs on the farm of Mr. Robert Morgan, Graigwen, and the fencing upon the farm of Mr. William Lloyd, Furnace. The weather was all that could be desired, ami by 1e a. in. fifteen teams started to work, and at the same time ten started in the fencing department. The best team among the classes consisting of wheel ploughs be- longed to Mr. Davies, Gwernydomen, and among the swing ploughs Mr. Williams, of Graddfa. •> The number of spectators was numerous, and were mostly confined to the field containing wheel ploughs, the others being at a good distance apart. At 3 p.m. all had finished their work, and afterwards the ploughmen and fencers repaired to the Boar's Head Hotel, Caerphilly, to partake of an excellent dinner, provided at the expense of the com- mittee. Subsequently a public dinner took place, when about sixty sat down to tables supplied in a manner which did credit to Mr. Thomas. The chair was occu- pied by Mr. Thomas, Quarramawr. After the toast of c, Th Queen" had been given and heartily drank, the judges gave their decisions. Champion Class.—Only one competitor, Wm. Morgan, Gwernydomen and as his was so well done, being the best ploughman of the day, the committee presented him with 21 5s. The whole of the prize was not given because he was the only competitor. 1 st Class —Wheel Ploughs.—1st and 2nd prizes divided Evan Evans. Pontygwindy, and Evan Williams, Tophillj £ 2 each 3rd prize divided David Evans, Tyfry, and Thomas Price, Garth, 15s. 2nd Clctss.-SeiN-ing Ploughs.—1st prize. £ 2 10s., John Williams, Tophill; 2nd prize, £ 1 lOs.1 Thomas Evans," Graddfa; 3rd prize, 15s, Charles Williams, Ffymon- rhynill. 3rd Cfass.-Wheel Ploughs. (Under twenty years).— 1st prize, £ 1 15s., Morgan Lewis, Duffryn; 2nd prize, £ 1, -Ebenezcr Williams, Gwerndomen; 3rd prize, 10s., Thomas Rowlands, Bedwas. 4th Class. Sewing Ploughs. (Under twenty years).— 1st prize tl 15s., Samuel Williams, Llancaiach; 2nd prize, £ 1, YviLi-wn Jenkins, Ileolddu; 3rd prize, 10s., John Richards, Gwerna. The judges in the ploughing were Messrs. E. C. Edmunds, Craig; Jones, Penyfell; and W. Davies Gwernydomen, who said that the ploughing, on the whole! was good, especially those who ploughed with the sewing ploughs. Champion Claii.-Three competitors, 1st prize 21 is., MK Meyrick. Aber. District Class.—1st prize 18s., John Lloyd, Gwern- doman 2nd prize 14s., William Cross, Rudry 3rd prize 10s., Edmund Edmunds, Ystrad 4th prize 7s., William Lewis, Rudry. The judges were, Mr. Llewelyn, Caerphilly; Mr. Isaac Harding, Caerphilly Mr, Davies, Cwm, Bedwas. After the distribution of the prizes, the customary toasts were proposed and responded to. During the evening the company was favoured with songs by Mr. Leaman and Mr. John Rowlands, the secretary. PETTY SESSIONS -These sessions were held at the Castle Hotel, on Tuesday; before Messrs. J. Davies and D. Davies. There were a very few cases.—Edward Lewis, a, farmer, living at Rudry, was charged by P. S. Wright- son, with having in his possession, on January 31st, 1872, two hbeep infected with scab, and at the same time not giving notice thereof. Defendant pleaded ignorance of the law and the magistrates offered him to pay conts, amounting to 8s.—Mary A. Jonathan, of Nanfcgarw, charged Jane Parry, of the same place with assaulting her on January 30th, 1872. Complainant stated that a quarrel arose between her boy and the defendant's boy about some water, when defendant's broke her pan When defendant was told about it she threw stones at complainant, and struck her on her side. P.C. Rees heard defendant ask complainant to come out and fight. The magistrates, thinking the charge was proved, fined defendant Is., and costs, or seven days' imprisonment.— Samuel Gould, James Gould. and Ivor G«uld, of Upper Boat, were charged with being, on Sunday, the 18th inst., in pursuit of gams in a field between Nantgarw and Upper Boat. P. C. Reas proved the charge, when Samuel and James Gould were fined 10s. and costs, 21s. 3d. each, or fourteen days and Ivor Gould 5s. and costs, 16s, 3d., or seven days, amounting in all to £2 18s. 9d,

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