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YSTRAD. THE NEW FAIR.-Whenever a new project ,is started there are generally diver's views about its success, so it was with respect to the fair held here on Wednesday, the 13th inst. Many were of opinion it would prove an utter failure from lack of buyers, whilst others prophesied collapse from another direction, viz., that the farmers would not bring their stock to the fair. But, now that the fair has passed, one is able to form an opinion as to the Correctness of the predictions indulged in, and also whether it is likely to continue a permanent institution, or we have heard the last of it. In the first pace, let us ask what constitutes a successful fair. Is it not plenty of dealers to buy and a good supply of cattle to sell ? Well, if that is a criterion (and what else is), then it can be unhesitatingly affirmed that Ystrad's first fair was a decided success in both these respects. The chief cattle dealers that frequent our fairs were present, viz Mr Cule, Pentre, Rhondda Valley Mr Garside and Mr Walker, from Yorkshire Mr Harrison, Norwich Mr Tom Watkins and Mr Evan Jones, Montgomeryshire, as well as a host of local dealers. So that on the score of buyers nothing better could be desired. And, Again, as to the spirit evinced by the farmers of the im- mediate and surrounding district. It is pleasing to record that they heartily endorsed their sym- pathy and co-operation by bringing their stock to the fair. Another fact, too, worth recording is that almost every animal brought in was sold, and at very good prices. The promoters, it is reported, are so elated with the success of this fair that they are determined to have two fairs at Ystrad, one in winter and the other in summer, that is to say on the 13th January and the 18th June in each year. There is not the least doubt than that two grand fairs can be established on the dates named. Ystrad can boast of many advantages, it is very favourably situated geographically, being in the middle of a fine agricultural district, and within easy distance of the railway station, is approached by exceptionally good and wide roads, and have a good lodging accommodation for dealers, thus making it altogether a most desirable place for the holding of fairs. To ensure success, there is nothing wanted except a little energy and faith on the part of the promoters in publishing and adver- tising. They have made a good beginning, let us hope they will not turn their hands from the plough, but work on in hope, and in a few years hence Ystrad's winter and midsummer fairs will have become recognized institutions of the principality.

NEW QUAY.

LLAWHADEN.

LLANGELER.

FERRYSIDE.

LLANBADARN-FAWR.

LAM PETER.

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