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ULANGOLLEN. SHFEP DOG TRIALS. Highly satisfactory and successful trials of sheep dogs were on Saturday held on Llandyn farm, near Llan- gollen. The trials, which were under the patronage of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M.P., who, as was announced at the dinner, would have been present but that he was d etained by a sprained ankle, took place in a field the incline of which forms part of the hill crowned hV Crow Castle. The field was well adapted for the puvpose, and the dogs were said by gentlemen qualified to speak on the subject, to be some of the best that had ever been got together. The trials were favoured with the most suitable weather, which must have contributed in a material degree to the collection of 700 or 800 spectators. Amongst the early arrivals on the field was the genial president, Captain Best, R.N. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr. New- bery, the honorary secretary, for the efforts which he has not spared in his desire to make the trials a success, and it is satisfactory to know that his expectations were realized in the result of Saturday's trials. The judges on Saturday were—Mr. John Roberts, Bacheirig, near Ruthin; Mr. Edward Roberts, Vronhyfryd; and Mr. Richard Roberts, Borras, Wrexham; the field stewards- Mr. William Jones and Mr. P. Parry; and the pen stewards—Mr. Richard Edwards and Mr. John Edwards. The local stakes commenced about half-past nine, and the performances of the dogs were throughout satisfactory. The course for the local stakes lay from the first pen up the incline through a string of trees, inclining afterwards to the left hand, and leading through* a gap in an awkward angle, which gave most of the dogs considerable trouble, on to and along the ridge of a small hill until they arrived opposite to a gap leading into the field from which they originally started, and concluded by bringing their sheep into a pen on the left of the same field. Mr. D. Roberts's "Jerry" brought his sheep down from the crest of the hill very well, but the stumbling block to him, as to most of the dogs, was the final penning. Mr. E wart's Blythe did his work in less time than any other dog in the stakes, having penned them in nine minutes. "Blythe" and "Toss," the winner of the stakes, and another of Mr. Ewart's dogs, were both re- markably obedient to their master. The winner of the third prize, Mr. Rutherford's Wait" did his work in a most pleasing manner. His time was very good, as he brought the sheep down to the final pen in a little over eight minutes and his movements gained the admira- tion of the spectators. The winner of the second prize, Mr. Rutherford's "Don," did his work throughout, with the exception of one or two obstructions, nicely and quietly, and penned his sheep in ten minutes. After going through a variety of evolutions on the crest of the hill, Toss brought his sheep down to the final pen in eight minutes. Once^or twice the dog passed between his master and the sheep, a mistake a dog ought to be taught to avoid. It completed its work in twelve and a half minutes. Mr. Armstrong's "Sam" did his work very well, Mr. John Jones' Boy commenced opera- tions very satisfactorily by getting his sheep on to the I crest of the hill in two minutes, and when there the r sheep perversely went below the flags. "Boy" com- pleted his work in fourteen minutes. In the Cambrian Stakes the work of the dogs was somewhat heavier. The starting point was in the centre of the field, and the dog's work was first to find his sheep, which were in another field to the left, bring them through a gap into the field from which lie started, take them through the gap on the left leading on to the little hill, along the crest of the hill in the reverse direction to that which the dogs in the previous stakes went, through another gap into the first field, and down the right side to the final pen. Some of the performances in these stakes were excellent, although the number of disqualiifcations were rather high. The winner of the first prize, Mr. Itice's "Bob," although he failed to pen his sheep at first, did its work in a very quiet manner, cantering cooly round the course and encountering only one or two slight difficulties. The following were the entries :— THE LOCAL STAKES, for dogs whose owners reside in the district of the Llangollen Agricultural Society. Entrance, 5s. First prize £ 7, second ditto £ 3, third ditto £ 1. Toss—Mr. James Ewart, Eglwyseg, black and tan, 4 years 0 Don—Mr. Rutherford, Maes Maelor, black and white, 5 years 2 Wait—Mr. Rutherford, Maes Maelor, black and white, 18 months 8 Boy—Mr. John Jones, Penlan, Llangollen, black and tan, 6 years h c Jerry—Mr. D. Roberts, Maesgwyn, Bryneglwys, black, tan, and white, 21 months o Blythe-llr. James Ewart, Eglwyseg, black and tan dog, j: 4 years 0 Tweed—Mr. David Hughes, Ty-newydd, iryueghvys, black and tan, 18 months o Ely—Mr. Meredith Jones, Eglwyseg, mottled bitch, 10 months g Fan—Mr. M. Jones, Eglwyseg, black and white, 6 years. 0 Sam—Mr. "VV. O. Armstrong, Eglwyseg, black and tan, 3 years 0 THE CAMBRIAN STAEEH (open to the world). Entrance, 10s. First prize zE12, second ditto e5, third ditto i2. Bob—Mr. Itice, Dolelfe, Rhayader. black and tan dog 1 Don Mr. Rutherford, Maes Maelor, black and white dog, 5 years g Ilandy-llr. Robert Roberts, Harod-y-gareg, Pentrevoelas, black and tan bitch, 9 years 3 Boy—Mr. JoLu Jones, Pmlan, Llangollen, black and tan, years h c Carlo—Mr. William Evans, BIae:i-y-cocd, Yspvtt-y, Llano rwst, black dog, 3 £ years Q Rough—Mr. Vaac Jones, T.v-glas, Llangynog, brown dog, 7 years; on sale £ 5 Q Handy-Ir. Robert Jones, Elwynllwydyn, Llanuwclillyn, black and tan, 2 years and 4 months. 0 Sam—Mr. Robson, H ifod, Minera, black and white dog, 3 years Q Jenny—Mr. David Rowlands, Hendre Mawr, Llanuwcli- llyn, black and tan bitch, 11 months 0 Jolly Mr. "W. H. Brodiaen, Garthie, Llandrillo, black and tan dog, 3 years Q Handy—Mr. John Jones, Caegwyn, Pentrevoelas, black and white bitch, it years. 0 Sweep—Mr. George Thompson, Cilcen, Mold, black dcg. 0 Tweed—Mr. James Thompson, near Bala, black and tan dog, 4 years 0 Toss—Mr. William Dunn, Rhydtalog, Mold, black and tan bitch, years 0 Rover—Mr. Hugh Jones, Llanfairfechan, black and tan, 5 years; on sale, £7 r 0 Toss—Mr. Ewart, Eglwyseg, black and tan, 4 years 1 Shank—Mr. W. N. Brodie, Garlhiacn, Llandrillo, red and white, 7 years Q Handy—Mr. John Jones, Gydros, Cerrigydruidion, black and tan, 2A years 0 Fan—Mr. M. Jones, Eglwyseg, black and white, 6 years. 0 Sam—Mr. W. O. Armstrong, Eglwyseg, black and tan, 3 years 0 After the sports an excellent dinner was provided at the Royal Hotel, Llangollen, by Mr. and iNIrs. New- bery, over which Captain Best presided. There were also present Mr. G. Osborne Morgan, Q.C., M.P., Mr. S. G. Fell, Dr. Edwards, Cerrigydruidion, Mr. Stanhope Bull, Captain T. R. Parry, Messrs. LI. Kenrick, Wynn Hall, J. W. Tanqueray, Hughes Orog Hall, Jones, Erwen, P. H. Minshall, Hughes, Glan- dwr, E. Griffith, Chirk, David Roberts, Coed Pal, J. E. Jones, G. Rowlands, Henry Hughes, William Hughes, Foundry, T. Davies, R. Edmunds, Llandyn, Clough, solicitor, Corwen, Kirkham and Parker, Chirk, Edwards, Sun Inn, Trevor, R. T. Jones, surveyor, Hughes, Victoria Brewery, Fardoe, Vivod. J. A. Jones, Corwen, White, Vivod, Roberts, Borras, Wrbxham, Roberts, Bacheirig, Ruthin, Edward Evans, chemist, Llangollen, E. Roberts, Fronhyfryd, Chambers, Llan- gollen, ). Llangollen, J. Brummeth, Rhfig, Edward Jones, Corwen, T. H. Jones, Corwen, J. Mapp, Bridgnorth, J. Roberts, wool merchant, Hall, Kirk, James, Freeine, Flint, &c. The CHAIRMAN afterward* proposed the toast of the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family. Dr. EDWARDS, Cerrigydruidion, said he had attended every dog show that had taken place in North Wales for seven or eight years-since sheep dog trials had been instituted-and of all, he thought that those they had had day were undoubtedly the best. The committee had given the dogs rather an unnatural course, but at the same time he did not think he had ever seen a better one than that course might be converted into. He thought the show they had that day had been one of the best he had ever seen, as far as the class of dogs went. He concluded by proposing "Success to the Show," to which Mr. EDWARD ROBERTS responded. The CHAIRMAN said that that was not a political meeting in any sense of the word he hoped, but they had among them that day one of the members for the county—he- sincerely regretted that they had not both of them present. Sir Watkin meant to have been pre- sent, but was prevented by his ancle being very bad, and he was confined to a sofa, but he had written to the ohairman, asking him to apologise for him. Still they had Mr. Osborne Morgan, and although they did not allow him to speak on political mattern-though he should not like to hear him speak on political matters— (laughter)—he told them candidly that he did not think Mr. Osborne Morgan was at all a good speaker on political niatters-(Iaughter)-still.. he (the chairman) thought that he was-a very good speaker on things of the day—dog shows, agricultural shows, &e. (Laughter). The toast was received with mmical hmours. Mr. G. OSBORNE' MORGAN, M.P., in responding, said he did so with feelings of the deepest modesty and self abasement after what the Chaimian had said. (Laughter). He could only tell them that he thaaked them not only on behalf of himself, but of his colleague, and he was glad to say that Sir Watkin was getting better. To speak: for himself lie was sure it was the greatest possible pleasure to him.,to,comeamongst.them, to see their excellent sheep dog trials which had been the very best he had seen in fie country. Though he was not at liberiy to touch on political subjects,. he was told that he might speak as much as he liked on sheep dbg trials, &c. He might tell them that the first speech ne ever made irv the House of, Commons was on sheep dogs, and that was in favour of removing tha- duty off sheep dogs. It might have been a very good speech, but whether id was the fault of his speech or not, the present Government raised the tax. He hoped that they would support him as much as they coald in trying to take off the tax on sheep dogs.—[SeveraJ gentlemen said there was no tax on, sheep dogs.]—Mr. Mosgan continued Then, he thought, that that raaast have been the result of his speech. (Laughter). He thanked them all, but he would not put his foot 1:) it again, and he hoped that when the opportunity casae, they would all remember that he did his best to Sake the tax off sheep dog3. (Cheers). Mr. OSBORNE MORGAN, M.P., in proposing Chairman, said he was going to ask Shem to drink to tiie health of their excellent Chairman. He (Mr. Morgan) was one of those who liked the best of everything. They had had a very good sheep dog trial and a good dinner, but the Best was the Chairman. (Laughter.) The toast was received with musical honours. The CHAIRMAN, in responding, thanked Mr. Morgan for the manner in which he had proposed his health, and them for the manner in which they had received it. He did not think, of course, that he deserved all Mr. Morgan had said, but it was the usual thing on those occasions. At th-e same time he would thank them for coming there in such strong numbers. He thought the sheep dog trial?; had been well started. On Saturday night there wa.s a toast on board ship, that was always proposed thfjy never ommitted o,n Saturday evenings to drink th« toast of "Sweethearts and Wives," He would propose "Sweethearts and Wives," God bless them. Mr. HALL proposed the health of Mr. Newbery, which was received with musical honours. Mr. NEWBERY, in returning thanks, said that they bad worked the trials up that year in a thoroughly good manner. Bala had formerly had some of the best of sheep dog trials, and he then wanted Llangollen to take its place. He wanted also to see a club formed that should hold annual trials. Mr. GRIFFITH, Chirk, proposed "The Town and Trade of Llangollen," coupling with it the name of Mr. EDWARD ROBERTS, who responded. Other toasts were given before the company separated.