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COWBRIDGE FARMERS' CLUB. — -0 SATISFACTORY REPORT. THE NEEDS OF AGRICULTURISTS. The annual meeting of the Cowbridge and County Farmers' Club was held on Tuesday, at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge. Mr. W. L. Jenkins presided over a good attendance. Mr. W. D. Alexander (secretary) read the annual report, which congratulated the mem- bers on the financial position of the club, wbich was better than in any previous year. The total income, including the credit bal- ance at the end of 190.3, was £208 5s. 3d., the subscriptions showing an increase amounting to L,56 18s. 6d. There was a credit balance on the year's working of JE29 Is. 7d., and since the accounts were made out £ 17 14s. had been received in respect of special prizes. On the proposition of Mr. W. L. Jenkins, seconded by Mr. David Spencer, the report was adopted, and the statement of accounts on the proposition of Mr. D. Spencer, secon- ded by The Mackintosh of Mackintosh. The Chairman said there was a general feeling among the members that Colonel W. H. Wyndham-Quin, C.& D.S.O., should be re-elected as president of the club, the Colonel having taken great interest in the welfare of the club during the past year. Through his instrumentality gentlemen of much agricultural knowledge had been got to address the society. It was due to his in- fluence that Sir Edward Strachey, M.P., of the Board of Agriculture, was coming down to Cowbridge on the 6th February to address the agriculturists of the Vale of Glamorgan. Alderman Edward John seconded, and said that Colonel Wyndham-Quin was the right man in the right place. The motion was carried unanimously. The Mayor of Cowbridse (Councillor C. M. Davies) and Mr. D. Sepncer were elected vice-presidents of the club. Mr. W. Thomas. Sully, asked why the rule that exhibitors at the fat stock show. on making an entry, should deposit 10s. which should be forfeited if the animal was not shown, was not strictly enforced. Some ex- hibitors entered in every class and then went round the show and showed their animals only in the clashes in which they thought there was a good chance. (Laughter.) If these exhibitors were made to deposit the 10s. for every class they entered, the show would benefit to the extent of some pounds if the animals were not shown. Alderman Edward John The rule isn't the law of the Medes and Persians. (Laugh- ter.) Mr. D. Spencer: I think we should give notice to abolish the rule.. The Chairman thought it was quite right that if a rule was made it should be carried out, and he invited the secretary to give his views on the matter. Mr. W. D. Alexander (secretary) said that for a number of years the rule had been ig- nored by all the members of the club, and -the Jast show was the first occasion on which Mr. Thomas himself paid any deposit. (Laugh- ter.) Mr. W. Thomas: Two blacks don't make a white. There are often nine or ten entries in a class and only two animals shown. This does no good to the show. The Chairman suggested that the rule could be altered when the prize list was made out. Mr. Thomas: But I want to have the rule enforced. Mr. Daniel Jenkins: Suppose it was im- possible to show the cattle after all, would the deposit be returned? Mr. Tho mas: If it could be proved that the cattle could not reasonably be brought to the show. I Mr. Daff Spencer suggested that another way out of the difficulty was to insist that no animal should be entered for more than one class, except for special prizes. Mr. W. Thomas thought that the ages of the animals should be entered, as this would niean the finding out of those who did what he complained of. It was resolved that the committee be re- commended to enforce the rule. Alderman Edward John referred with plea- sure to the presence of The Mackintosh of Mackintosh and his son, Mr. Angus Mackin- tosh, and wished, on behalf of the company, to congratulate them both on the coming of age of the latter gentleman. He wished long life and a brilliant career to Mr. Angus Mackintosh. (Applause.) The Mackintosh responded on behalf of his son a.nd himself, and thanked Alderman John and those present for their kind senti- ments. The Mackintosh then urged upon the farmers present that they should impress their wants on Sir Edward Strachey during his forthcoming visit. He had attended a meeting of a. Scotch Chamber of Agriculture, at which Sir Edward's chief, the Earl of Car- rington, was present, and had seen how diffi- cult it was to get anything out of the Board of Agriculture. There was apparently a shrinkage of money somewhere in the Trea- sury. He only hoped that a little more could be spent on agriculture and a little less on some other matters. He was sorry he could not be present at the meeting which Sir Edward was to address, as he had to go to Scotland to see the Militia. The Chairman said that Sir Edward Strachey would attend at the Town-hall. Cowbridge, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., to re- ceive deputations or to "talk over agricul- tural matters with anyone who wished to speak to him. The Mackintosh Has anything been de- cided as to what the farmers want? The Chairman suggested that the farmers of the district should meet together some time between then and the meeting to for- mulate requisitions to lay before Sir Edward, and it was resolved that a meeting for this purpose be held on Tuesday next. Messrs. E. Thomas (Snlott), D. Jenkins fFlemingstone), T. Jones (Newton Farm), T. W. David. C.C. (Pendovlan), and Illtyd Wil- liams, J.P. (Castleton) were elected to vacan- cies on the committee. Mr. W. D. Alexander was re-elected secre- tary. and Mr. C. W. Stewart, National Pro- vincial Bank, treasurer.



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