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Cattle Show at Fishguard.…


Cattle Show at Fishguard. ANOTHER SPLENDID SUCCESS. fS Once again the annual show under the 4pices of the North Pembi okesb.ire Farmers' Club has proved successful from practically all standpoints. For sever-il years past steady upward progress las marked t!-e m interesting event, but the show of 1905 stards forth as the largest in that important a; J necessary feature-the entries list; with that inseperable feature—keen competition. The latter was never more in evidence than on Thursday last, whiie the quality of the numerous classes exceeded the most ardent expectations. For the last three years the show has been fortunate in receiving Old Sol's benignant smile. The early morning promised anything in the way ot a change,but, as it happened, the first showers served to moisten the somewhat dried turf of Maes- gwynne Field and make the ground nicely resilient for the exhibits of live stock. May be, however, the murky morning caused some from the outlying districts to stay at home rather than risk a wetting. At any rate, the gate was rather less than last year's, which was a record one, but at the same time higher than the average. Gener- ally, the August bank-holiday, bringing its hundreds of visitors to the town, has preceded the show. but on this occasion the popular holiday succeeded, and so this may account in some measure for the diminished takings. Be that as it may, the Club, and everyone concerned, have good reason to feel gratified, all things considered. It must not be over- looked, too, that the National Show at Aber- ystwyth was being held, for the second year. simultaneously with the Fishguard show, and that the entries exceeded all previous shows only serves to prove that the agriculturists of North Pembrokeshire still maintain their loyalty and support. In all such institutions the onerous part always devolves upin the secretary, whose personal influence and energy in the right channels are of paramount im- portance, and in this Mr W R Carver has fulfilled, in goodly measure, all that can be expected of such an official. In so wide an area, covered by the show, there is much more to be accomplished than even the forty page catalogue indicates, yet nothing testifies more forcibly to the excellent management than the actual results, which are extremely gratifying in every respect; aDd it needs no great stretch of imagination to picture what the show will develope into, under the same management, in a few years' time. All the leading and influential agriculturists were present, including that generous pillar of all beneficial movements, "Ilr J Worthington, the kindly squire of Giynymel, who, on this occasion, was president, and whose keen interest in stock is inqueuchable. Despite his eighty-five year?, the Squire managed to view practically every section of the show, his practised eye guaging the points of an animal with uneriing accuracy bis very presence, not to mention the very generous monetary help he accords every 3 ear, gives the event that stimulus which is the sine qui non" of prosperity and that he may live long to perpetuate the welfare of the place and its institutions everyone prays. At the luncheon the Squire's place was ably filled by another gentleman, who lends yeoman's service to the show and numerous other insti- tutions ic the town, Mr J C Yorke, the squire of Langton, another enthusiastic and beneficentagriculturistof whom everyone may rightly feel proud, and the Club is fortunate in being able to fall back upon the aid of such as Mr Yorke, living in the locality, when necessity arises. There were numerous others of affluence, not the least being Mr T E Thomas, Trebale; Mr J W ynford Philipps, M.P,, and Mr Owen Philipps, J.P., and Mr Geo Bowen, Llwyngwair. Sir Marteine, Lady Lloyd and family also graced the occa- sion, coming from Newport Castle, as did Col ;1 Newland, of Dclhaidd. Indeed, it would ba difficult to recall a similar gathering more thoroughly represented. In view of the support given by the leading influential people of the north, it is surprising that any section in the catalogue should be unrepresented. Hunters are everywhere losing ground, slightly owing to the invasion of th3 motor-car, and it is, therefore not sur-, prising that one section, for yearling c)lt or filly,, should drop out; but there is no excuse, except lack of interest, fur the section, Best four-year-old cart hor&e or mare owned by a bona fide tenant farmer whose rent does not exceed X50 per annum," having no represen- tative. The breeding of draught Loisea has made rapid strides iu North Pembrokeshire of recent years, due to the splendid show, and when a substantial prize is within the reach of anyone of the class of farmer, whose interests are said to be neglected, it shows that the fault lies with himself iu failing to make use of his opportunities. It is the aim of the committee to make the list as repre- sentative as possible, and every section is added with that specific object, and the smaller tenant farmer ought, in his own interests, to embrace opportunities when offered, chances which, it utilised as they ought to bo, would enbanco his position in many respects.. The officials were as follows John Worthington, Esq. Vice-presidents: Clement Williams, lsq., J Worthington, Esq., Lord Kensington, J WTn- ford Philipps, Esq., M.P., Evan Jones, Esq., Capt F R Barham, Percy Arden, Esq., 11 Harries, Esq. Stewards:—Heavy horses: Messrs M Harries, Llanreithan D Reynolds, Trehowell, and J John, Llanychare. Light horses: Messrs H W Thomas, J C Bowen, W T S Tombs, H Harries, Tregwynt; H Rees, Carne. Black cattle Messrs B G Llewhelin, Maesgwynno T Griffiths, Ffynondruidion; J Rowlands. Coloured cattle, sheep and pigs: Messrs W R Thomas, W R Lewis, Treberfe D H Bowen, Tresissillt. Butter Messrs H Perkins, D P Lewis, and H Morris. Judges:—Black cattle Rees, Esq. (junr.), Glanyrafonddu,Llandilo. Shorthorned cattle, sheep, and pigs: D Burnett, Esq., Golden Grove, Llandilo. Cart horses: T Thomas, Esq. (junr.), Towin, Kidwelly. Hunters and driving classes, &c: Geo Bowen, Esq., Llwyn- gwair, Newport, Pem. Hackneys: Dr Francis, Brecon. Butter, cheese, and eggs: Davies, Esq., Waunbricks, St. Clears. A WARDS. ] Cattle.—Black Stock of the Welsh Breed. 1. Two-year-old bull-I J C Yorke, Langton, 2 M R Harries, Llanrheithan. Yearling bull-1 W T Harries, Trebover, 2 J M Evans, Bietherston, 3 E H Lewis, Heudre, v.h.c. "W H Evans, Trenewydd bawr. linll calf—1 T E Thomas, Trehale, 2 J Worthington, 3 JW Reynolds, -Barry Island, 4 W G James, Pantyphillip, h.e. J C 01 ke, Langton. Dairy Cow in calf or with mllk-I J Worthing- ton, 2 W H Evans, Treaewydd, 3 J ivi J-ivans, ^Three-year-old in-calf heifer-1, 2, a«d h.c. J Worthington, 3 W II Evans TrencwytlA. Two-year-old in-calf heifei 1, 'Worthington, v.h.c. W H Evans, Trenewydd. Yearling heifer—1 and 2 J Worthington, 3 G Griffiths, Pointscastle. p Heifer calf under 12 months old—1, •> J Worthington, v.h.c. M R Harries, Llannthan, h.c. G Griffiths, Pointscastle. Pair of yearling steers—1 W H Evans, -Lie- newydd, 2 M R Harries, Llallrithan, 3 D ilorkins, I Trevelyn. Best bull, exceeding 12 months old-J C Yorke, Lariufcon. Best black cow in milk, the property of a bona tide tenant farmer-l and 2 W 11 Evans, Tre- newydd Fnwr, 3 M H Harries, Llannthan. Two-year-old bull, bred by exhibitcr-l J C Yorke, Langton, 2 M II Harries, Llaniifchau. Silver cup for the best black animal iu the show of the Castlemurtin breed, of any age—T E Thouia?, Trehale. Any other Pure Breed. ALred buli— 1 G Morris, lto.«e Cottage. owhu, 2 Mrs George, Tregroes. Yearling bull—1 L) H Bowen, Tresissillt, 2 J Griffiths, Castleceulas, 3 T H Lewis, Llao^lolfaa. Dairy cow in calf or in iiiii Iz-i ,Lii(i h.c. Vincenl, Johns, Manorowen, 2 J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, J Marsden, Ffynonddofn. Two-year-old in-calf heifer—1 G Morris, Rose Cottage, 2 D II Bowen, Tresissillt. 3 Mrs George, Tregroes, h.c. J Marsden, Ffynonddofn. Yeailing heifer—1 J Worthington, 2 Vincent. Johns, Manorowen, 3 J Marsden, Ffynonddofn, h.c. D llllowen, Tresissillt. Heifer calf of any pure breed except black- 1 Vincent Johns, Manorowen, 2 J Marsden, Ffynonddofn, h.c. Vincent Johns. Pair of yearling steers, any other hreed or cross except pure black—1 and h.c. J Griffiths, Castle- cenlas. 2 D II Bowen, Tresissillt, 3 D Perkins, Trevelyn. Best short-horned bull in the yard—1 G Morris, Cottage. Yearling bull of any pure breed, bred by exhibiwr-l J C Yorke, Langton, 2 J M Evans, Bietherston. Best Hereford bull, pny :ige—1 D 11 Lewis, Llangloffan, 2 D 11 Perkins, Penysgwarne. Best cow in the yard of any pure breed—John Worthington. Best heifer in the yard of any pure breed—T E Thomas, Trehale. Cart Horses. Cart mare, for agricultural purposes, with foal at foot—1 J Wynford Philipps, 2 J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, 3 J C Yorke, Langton. Cart foal—1 J Wynford Philipps, 2 J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, 3 and h.c. \V E Evans, Robeston Hall. I hree-year-old gelding or filly for agricultural purposes—1 J Wynford Philipps, 2 G Griffiths, Pointscastle, 3 M R Harries, Llanrithan. Two-year-old gelding or filly for agricultural purposes—1 and 3 J C Yorke, JLlangton, 2 T E Thomas, Trehale, h.e. D Davies, Plasymeibion. Yearling colt orhlly for agricultural purposes— 1 J Worthington, 2 J Wynford Philipps, 3 J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, h.c. J C Yorke, Langton. Best cart team, driven in harness—1 J Worthing- ton, 2 J C Yorke, Langton, 3 W H Evans, Trenewydd. Best cart mare and gelding, i years old and upwards—1 and 3 J C Yorke, Langton, 2 J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, h.c. W H Evans, Tre- newydd. Silver cup, value £ 10 10s, for the best shire in the yard-J Wynford Philipps 1st and reserve. Light Horses. Hackney mare with foal at foot (not under 15 hands)—1 W E Evans, Iiudbaxton, 2 J Marsden, Ffynonddofn. Hackney foal—1 G Griffiths, Pointscastle, 2 W E Evans,liobleston, 3 J Marsden, Ffynonddofn. Best. yearling hackney—1 A Thomas, Llan- garthginning, 2 J Marsden, Ffynonddofn, 3 Henry Uphill, Crow's Nest. Hackney, two years old—1 W E Evans, liobleston, 2 J Harries, Hays-castle, 3 J Worthing- ton, 4 T II Lewis, Llangloffan, 5 H M Harries, Tregwynt. Hackney mare under 15 hands, in foal or with foal at foot—1 J Marsden, Ffynonddofn, 2 D Davies, lJlaenpisty 11, 3 T Vaughan, Pentre farm. Hacks, riding horses, mare or gelding (not under 3 years old), to be shown under saddle—1 Mrs W F Roach, Plasybridell, 2 W J Smith, Churchland, 3 H Rees, Springfield, h.c. W J Monis, Letterston, h.c. J M Phillips, Treriffith. Best actioned horse or mare, to be shown under saddle—1 H Rees, Springfield, 2 E Jones, Treligin 3 Fred Thomas, Narberth, h.c. G Williams, Itud- baxton. For the best Welsh cob, 13.2 hands, and not exceeding 14.2 hands, the property of a tenant farmer whose chief source of livelihood is his farm-1 G Williams, Rudbaxton, 2 W J Smith, Churcblands, 3 H Rees, Springfield, h.c. T Lamb, Tredrissi. Welsh Cob, not exceeding 14.2 hands, 3 years old and upwards, to be shown under saddle-l W J Smith, Churchlands, 2 A H Thomas, Haver- fordwest, 3 H Rees, Springfield. Welsh pony, not exceeding 13.2 hands, 3 years old and upwards, to be shown under saddle—1 J Harries, Hayscastle, 2 Fred Thomas, Narberth, 3 E Jones, Treligin. Pony not exceeding 13.2 hands, under 3 years old—1 D Davies, Blaenpistyll, 2 P Hancock, liobleston. Pony not exceeding 13.2 hands -1 Fred Thomas, Narberth, 2 E Jones, Treligin, 3 W D Beynon, Penlan. Two-year-old colt or filly' calculated to make a hunter—1 J W Morris, Brimaston, 2 G Bowen, Llwyngwair, 3 W Griffiths, Walton East. Brood mare, calculated to produce hunters, with foal at foot—1 W G James, Pantyphillip, 2 J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, h.c. W Griffiths, Walton East. Foal by a thoroughbred horse—1 C E Vaughan, Iiudbaxton, 2 W Griffiths, Walton East, h.c. W G James, Pantyphillip. Three-year-old colt or filly, bred in the County of Pembroke, calculated to make a hunter—lAi J Jones. Hill farm, 2J W Morris,Brimaston. Four-year.old colt or filly, got by a thorough- bred horse, calculated to make a hunter, to be jumped over hurdles-i W Francis, Southwood, 2 J Roes, New urn, h.c. H M Harries, Tregwynt. Best hunters must be jumped over hurdles and gate to the satisfaction ot the judges—1 W Francis, Southwood, 2 I E Thomas, Trehale, h.c. W J Smith, Churchlands, h c. Mrs W F Roach, Plasy- bridell. Best jumper over a variety of jumps—1 D H li Thomas, Parke, 2 Mrs W F Roach, Plasybridell. Best jumper over stone wall aud gate-I W J Smith, Churchlands, 2 Vincent Johns, Monor- owen. Best hackney, to be driven in harness by a lady -1 A H Thomas, Haverfordwest, 2 G Williams, Iiudbaxton, 3 T Lamb, Tredrissi, h.c. H Rees, Springfield. Best carriage horse, 14.2 hands and above, to be driven in harness—1 D Davies, Blaenpistyll, 2 Fred Thomps, Narberth, 3 J C Yorke, Langton, h.c, W H Lewis, Rudbaxton. Best carriage horse, under 14.2 halld, to be driven m han,c«s-l G Williams, Kudbaxlou, 2 E Jones, Ireligiu, h.c. T Lamb, Tredrissi. Shropshire Sheep. Short-woo led ram (aged)-! J Griffiths, Ca.tle" cenlas, -;SLl Lewis, leuybank, h.c. (J Mathias, Ithysgwilit. Short-wooled yearling ram-l and h c J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, 2 Driscoll, Pantyollen peu of three short-wooled aged 'Ewes—1 Driscoll, Pantygollea, 2 J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, 3 J C Yorke, Langton. Pen of three short-woolled yearling ewes—1 Driscoll, Pantyglollen, 2J Cnhrcha, Caatlecenlas, 3 C Yorke, Langton. Pen of three short-woolled ewe huubs-l and 3 J Griffiths, Castlecenlas, 2 Driscoll Pantygollen Short-wooled ram lamb—1 and t Dnscoif, Pantygollen, 3,alltl 1kCt\. (jillfltnfc' Castlecenlas. ■"> Pigs. Best boar, any age-1 J K James, ^wrach, 2 J C Yorke, Langton. Best sow) any age—1 R I^s, Cefaydre, 2 J C Yorke, Langton. Butter, Cheesg, and Egs. Best 20lbs of mild.,cured butter-! Mrs Lawrence, Caersegan, 2 Miss C Lewis, jlanton, h.c, W liartlet, Hitverfordwest. Best cask of keeping butter, not less than 2Ulbs -1 Mrs Lawrence, Carsegan, 2 I James, Caerlem, h.c. W T Harries, Trebover. Best 21bs of fresh butter, slightly salted iiiade up in pounds, equal firsts to be nwuùed of each 3 ellual seconds of ,£1 each and J equal thirds of 10s each-1 Miss C Lewis, Hanton, 1 YV Bartlett, Haverfordwest, 1 D George, Cam rose farm, 2 J 11 John, Llanychaer, 2 W T Harries, Trebover, 2 T H Lewis, Llangloffan, 3 D H Perkins, Penysgwarne, 3 D H Bowen, Tresissillt, 3 Llewellyn, Newton. Best 3tbs of fresh butter (not salted)—1 Miss C Lewis, Hanton, 2 W Bartlett, Haverfordwest, lie. D George, Camrose farm. Far the best sample of butter iu show yald- Mrs Lawrence. Best cheese, not under 14lbs—1 T H Lewis, Llangloffan, 2 J Perkins, Trevuyog. Best dish of thirteen new laid hen's cggs, brown—1 W Bartlett, Haverfordwest, 2 D H Bowen, Tresissillt, 3 W Griffiths, Walton East. Beet dish of thirteen new laid hen's eggs, white—1 W Bartlett, Haverfordwest, 2 D II Bowen, Tresissillt, 3 Miss C Lewis, Hanton. THE LUNCUILON. Under a large marquee the Misses Rees,of the Commercial, prepared a capital luncheon splendially served, and which reilected credit I on the Commercial capabilities. The tables were neatly laid and the best one could wish for was set out in pleasing: array. In the unavoidable absence of Mr Worthington, Mr .1 C Yorke presided with inborn tact and urbanity. Oil rising to submit the toast list Mc Yorke expressed regret that their Presi- dent was absent, and he had asked him to apologize for not being able to attend the luncheon. Mr Worthington had worked hard of late amending other shows and had somewhat overtexed his strength, and much as he would have likee to be present he was obliged to find a substitute.—He submitted The King," which was loyally received. Iu proposing Success to the show and the health of the judges," he remarked they had previously agreed that speeches should be as short as possible and the luncheon not too long. Speaking on what he had seen that day he thought they might congratulate themselves on the fact that the show was equal if not better than any preceding exhibition. So long as they could shew improvement year by year they could not do better than continue on the same lines (applause). The toast was duly honoured, and in reply Mr Rees (junr.), Glanyraffonddu, Llandiio, thanked them remarking that the black cattle would compare favourably with any, the females, especially were excellent. He had I enjoyed himself very much, (applause). Mr D Burnett, Golden Grove, Llandiio, acknowleged the toast and said there were some very good shorthorns and some middling as regards sheep he never saw a better lot (applause). Mr T Thomas, (junr.), Kidwelly, said he was always under the impression that Pem- brokeshire was noted for blood horses and hackneys, but he felt now that the same term applied in regard to Shire horses. The latter shewn that day would do credit t') any county. He bad found it difficult to decide but he had done his best and was not afraid of anything he had given his decision on that day. Mr E .Perkins:- You have done very well my boy, and cheers. As judge of hunters and driving classes, Mr Geo Bowen said the quality of the hackneys was equal to any, but it was evident that hunter breeding was not so popular as it used to be. It paid to breed hunters. Carriage and blood horses had given way to cart horses. The latter paid well, but lio doubted if it was wise t* go in too much for breeders to go Z, in for hackney blood. He had noticed that in the Midlands and Lancashire motor-cars were taking the place of carriage horses, but cars would never replace a first class hunter and he hoped Pembrokeshire breeders would give more attention to that class of horse (cheers). Dr Francis, Brecon, felt he was not entitled to reply to the toast because he had not done his duty owing to arriving late, all owing to a motor-car (laughter), but he was sure they would forgive when lie told them that it was not his fault. He thanked those gentlemen who had taken his duty he looked forward to seeing some very good hackneys that after- noon. His experience told him that so long as they could get hunters tliey need not have motor-cars be would never trust to a motor- car again (cheers). Mr I Jones thought the motor-car was all right for a long journey, but the hackuey was the safest, though it could not go so far nor so fast. The quality of the hackneys that day were exceptionally good and he hoped to see I some of them at the Three Counties Show. Mr Davies, Waunbricks, considered there was a vast improvement in the butter classes this year (applause) and he had experienced difficulty in deciding, all were so good. Mr Yorke said it was an established custom and one never omitted to drink to the health of one gentleman whom they all. valued; that was the Squire of Giynymel, iair Worthington. Though in his 8;)th year he was as active, mentally, as ever. The Squire, may he live for many year was the toast and the three hearty cheers which were given testified to the sincerity with which the toast was drunk. Mr J Wynford Philipps in proposing the health of the secretary, and other officials, coupling the name of Mr Yorke, said there was one matter he would like to mention, one which had been alluded to in the CountyCouncil by Mr Lort Philipps, and that was the plague among horses in the Ireland; horses which had been brought over from South Africa. They did not realise the gravity of the plague in this country they might take 'care not to buy a sick horse, but they could not perhaps detect one suffering from the plague now raging in Ireland and which was brought over by the Government from Africa. It took eleven months to incubate and it then made its appearance in a bad form. The County Council ought to be very active and by means of leaflets make known the symptoms "and the course of the desease. And he thought that they were entitled to call upon the Govern- ment, as being responsible for the first out- break, to compensate the owners for the loss of an animal that had to be slaughtered. The County Council might also call the attentior of railway and shipping Compauys to disinfect their tricks, vans and cattle carrying vessels thoroughly especially in view of the fact that Milford Haven was an open port for the land- ing of cattle from Ireland. (A voice. Fish- guard also "). Mr Philipps said that Fish- guard harbour was not yet completed; but would be at no distant date. Continuing, he said it was not only what they would lose in having sick horses on their hands, but the loss incurred by not being able to move animals from an infected area for months together, supposing an outbreak occurred. In the way of suggestions he would recommend them to disinfect their own stables and they might ask the County Council to instruct their inspectors and veterinary surgeons to see that the disinfection of all buildings is carried out regularly until the plague is ovor. Where there were public drinking troughs he would break them. In London, glanders wore always prevalent amoug horses owing to the number of drinking troughs, erected by benevolent people. One horse, suffering from glanders, drank at the trough and every other animal following contracted the disease. He did not know how many such troughs there were in Pembrokeshire, but everyone was a public danger. Instead of such troughs, stand-pipes should be used and no water be allowed to stand nor should any bo left in the same bucket for another horse to drink. lie urged upon them to take every means possible to prevent the plague gaining a hold in the county. Mr Yorke acknowledged the compliment, it r, p had given him pleasure to preside. Mr Carver thanked them for the compli- ment they had a lot of work to do and he would not prolong the gathering. The motor- car gentlemen had much work to do (laugh- ter). I:=> The meeting was of the cordial character, and apparently enjoyed by everyone. REMARKS. Again the black stock, so popular with the farmers iu the district, was of an '.jxcep- tioiially high standard of merit and the awards shewing very accurately the respective merits of each, in fact the judges gave complete satisfaction all round. They were men of expeiience and the interest in their arduous task ot discrimination was keen and judge- ment sound. The shorthorns also, as in re- cent years, ran the blacks very close. Mr WorthiLigton again scored heavily in the black cattle sections, as did Mr J C Yorke, while Mr T E s, Trehale, carried off the silver cup for the best black animal in the show of Castleinaniu breed with u. tsupoib specimen. As will be seen iu the list 01 awards, chief honour's in the stock of any other pure breed sections, were more widely disbursed, Mr Worthington's exhibits except- ed, and there were some animals that would do credit to very much larger exhibitions. The heavy horse classes contained some j grand shires nota'nlv those shown by the County Member, Mr J W Philipps, who carried off the Society's silver cup and several firsts. Tl e cart teams were of exceptional merit. Coming to the light horses, these classes superseded in all points any yet shewn, the prizes too being distributed among a goodly number of exhibitors which was very gratifying. IJnusally meritorious was the jumping the driving competitions were exceedingly smart The beautiful cob be- I lorigitig tk) Mr D Davies, Blaenpistyll, had the misfortune to come to grief by overturn- ing its vehicle but took first prize notwith standing. It was surprising that not one of the occupants were injured. In the Shrop- shire sheep class there were gratifying features bo: h in numbers and quality, and honours worn disbursed more widely owing to more than the usual number ot competitors. But- ter leceived the judges' eulogy while the entries exceeded all former years. The value of dairy classes for the teaching of modern methods was clearly demonstrated by the delicate flavour of most samples and the fiee texture throughout. That North Pembroke Z5 shire is remarkably well adapted for dairy produce of the finest quality, the judges were not slow to testify. Cheese was good, but it la evident that more attention might profit- ably be directed to poultry farming than is at present given. Local farmers and poultry keepers ought not to allow the chief prizes to slip from them as was the c-ise last Thurs- day when Mr Bartlett, ILaverfoidwest, proved t he winner in both instances. That poultry- keeping on a large scale is remunerative is prove i in many parts of the country. It need only be said for the exhibits as a whole that the jnJge, had difficulty of discriminat- ing, so good were the exhibit.. Light, Horses Comments by the judge (Mr G. B. Bowen, Llwyngwrair). faection 53. Three exhibits; the first a nice quality mare but rather lacking in substance, i'he second was objected to because she had no foal at foot. Section 54. The first was a very line foal of a fashionable character. Section 55. The first and second in this section were useful colts, the first being a good example. Section oli. The first prize-taker was a good deal in front of the other two competitors and is a valuable horse. Section 57. A very gratifying exhibition of huuters and above the average at this show. The winner of this prize sh >u!d be heard of again. Section 5S. Thfre was the best exhibition of jumping at this show that has been seen for some years and superior to that in many better known shows. The prizes were won by a narrow majority of points. Section 59 The jumping in this class was good, the winner making no mistake. Section GO. The winner was a fine all round goer the second was slightly deficient in hind action, going too wide, otherwise a good exhibit. The as a whole was worthy of Section 61. The winner was the best actioned uorse iu the show and wyn very easily. Section 02. on the whole; the second was a remarkably well trained pony. The following comment on the show, by a reliable authority, has been specially written for the "Echo" :—"The'jchief feature of the show this year was the large number of entries and the excellent quality of the Welsh black cattle. The cows were exceptionally numer- ous and of first-class quality. The ring was not nearly large enough for them to be ade- quately judged, and, as a matter of fact, the big cow which ultimately came second was nearly being turned out. Her head was not perfect, and her other excellent points were hardly to be appreciated in the crowded space. The onlookers generally agreed with the judg- ing, but the young judge had a very difficult task. The first-prize cow has been a frequent winner for years. The first-prize two-year-old bull, which had a reserve" for champion at Carmarthen, was again successful in taking champion at Fishguard this year, but was not eligible for tlíe cup, which cannot be won twice in succession by the same animal. Mr Thomas' (Trehale) heifer calf was considered by many good judges to be one of the most perfect specimens of the breed ever seen here. Two-year-old heifers were a very fine lot. It was commonly remarked that the outline and quality of the black cattle exhibited showed great improvmement within the past ten or twelve years, not only in individual animals, but also generally—a result, no doubt, due to a course of more rigid selection throughout that period. In shire and cart horses the classes were less numerous, though by no means weak in numbers. Here again, horses which would, have easily won some years ago would have no chance now.' Many of the young animals shown clearly prove that this part of Pembrokeshire will grow shire horses with both bonp and size. This particular adaptability is not attached to all soils or all climatcs, and where it holds good, breeders may fairly enter upon the business of rearing well-bred shire horses. It may be fairly claimed that the average two or three-year- old coit will fetch 25 per cent. more in the market, if a pedigree animal, than if half-bred. Mr Wynford Phillips sent some superior shires, but some of those locally bred were not far behind in quality. In sheep the exhibitors were few, but the quality left little to be desired. Here again, it becomes increasingly evident that animals intended for competition must be carefully prepared for show, and that sheep in ordinary farm condition can hardly hope to come out top. As usual, the hackneys and harness horses mustered in greadforce, and proved one of the main attractions to the general public. Many of the classes numbered from a dozen to sixteen entries, so that the judges had their work cut out. We saw one or two strangers present, evidently buyers of anything good that might come into the ring and very possibly sales were afterwards ellected, though we have not heard of such hero. At Aberystwyth, wo hear, two heifer e lives, both bred in this part of South Wales, were sold after the show there to go to the Argentine, and fetched good prices. This seems to show that the amalgamation of North and South Wales black cattle in the herd-book has already borne good fruit." THE CONCERT. In the evening, as is the usual custom, a capital concert was given in the Temperance llall before a large and appreciative assembly. A capital arrangement, entirely new to Fish- guard, was introduced with pleasing effect, and was the very meritorious work of Mrs Carver, entitled Flora's Holiday," with quartettes and solos. In the second part the miserere scene from the tuneful opera, 11 Travatore," was given exceptionally well, receiving due appreciation. Mr F G Palmer, A.R.C.O., accompanied in skilful fashion, and the various items throughout were capitally rendered. Those taking part in the choruses were Mrs Carver, Mrs Lewis Williams, Miss Evelyn Bennett, Miss Bessie Narbett, Miss Mabel Berry, Miss Nelly Symmons, and Miss Thomas, Parke, all of whom, together with the soloists, deserve praise.—The programme was as follows :—Part I.-Pianoforte solo, Mr F G Palmer duett, Maying,' Mrs Carver and Mr Bielsky (Cardiff) song, '• II Bacio," Miss Jennie Ellis (Cardiff) quartette and solos, "Flora's Holiday," Miss Davies, Mrs Carver, Mr Shellabear and Mr Bielsky; song, The Ould Plaid Shawl,' Mr C Bielsky comic song, Mr Campbcll Thomas (Swansea). Part II.—Pianoforte solo, Mr F G Palmer song, Nirvana,' Mr F Shellabear (Cardiff) song, Tell me my Heart,' Miss Dora Davies (Cardiff; Miserere Scene from 'II Trovatore,' Miss Jennie Ellis song, Border Ballads,' Mr C Bielsky duett, 'A Night in Venice,' Miss Dora Davies and Mr F Shellabear; song, Love is meant to make us glad,' Miss Jennie Ellis; comic song, Mr Campbell Thomas; finale, God Save the King."


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Cymanfa Ganu at Fishguard.

The National Eisteddfod.

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