JOHN H. RENNIE Member of the Auctioneers Institute by Exam ination.) AGRICULTURAL AND GENERAL AUC- TIONEER, TENANT RIGHT & TIMBER VALUER, SURVEYOR, LAND AGENT, HOTEL AND INSURANCE BROKER Newport. JJsk, 4- Chepstow Districts. Sales of Fat and Store Stock in NEWPORT, tTBK, and CHEPSTOW CATTLE MARKETS on Market Days. Horses in NEWPORT MARKET monthly. Furniture and Chattel Effects, SALEROOM periodically. Chief Offices and Saterooln:- 6 and 12, SKINNER STREET, NEWPORT. Nat. Telephone, 0625. Telegrams, Rennie Auction Fixtures. 1906 Aug. 20-Fat and Store Stock, at Usk Cattle Market. 21-Fat and Store Stock, at Chepstow Cattle Market. 22-Fat and Store St,-Ic. at Newport Cattle Market. 22-Cart and Nag 71 s, 4-Horse Brake, 2 Private Broui is, Landau, Harness, Lamps, &c., Newport Cattle Mar- ket, at 12 Me 11. 22-Hunter Brood Mare, "Baroness," 16.2, by Baron Furney," with colt foal. Winner at local shows, at Newport Cattle Market. 22-8 b.p. Portable Engine, complete, by Burrell, at Newport Cattle Market. 29-Fat and Store Stock, at Newport Cattle Market Sept. 19—Valuable Residential and other Proper- ties, Builder's Yard. and Workshops, in Newport, at the Queen's Hotel. 19-Leasebold Artizans Houses, No 1 and 2. Carlisle street, Newport, at the Queen's Hotel. Particulars and Catalogues to be obtained from the AUCTIONEER, 6 Skiuner Street Newport. Established 1849. NEWLAND, DAVIS, & HUNT, Auctioneers, Valuers, Surveyors, 9- Land Agents. Sales of Fat and Store Stock at NEWPORT Cattle Market every Wednesday; CHEPSTOW SEVERN TUNNEL, and LYDNEY, fortnightly: Offices: 19, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT, and WELSH STREET, CHEPSTOW. r rri 1^1 r^r IVOR MORDECAI, 11 Years with principal Firms, uarcoa and District, AUCTIONEER, VALUER, Local Markets Attended. 8, WINDSOR ROAD, GRIFFITHSTOWN. Abergavenny Horse Show and Agricultural Association. S T Anal EXHIBITION OF HORSES AND AGRICULTURAL STOCK. TOTAL, PRIZES, £4:00. Special Jumping and Trotting Prizes (£(0). SPECIAL TIMBERING PRIZES, 124- WILL ISB HELD IN Bailey Park, Abergavenny, ON Thursday, 6th September, 1906. IW SPECIAL ATTRACTION. -ft- The Tillery Colliery Prize Band (Abertillery), has been engaged for the day. Entries Close August 21st; Double Fees, September 1st. Secretaries:-Messrs JAMES STRAKER & SON, Auctioneers, Valuers, and Estate Agents, Abergavenny. :7 » County Courts in Circuit 24. COURTS will be held at the several Court-town on this Circuit, before His Honour JVDGB OWBN, the Judge thereof, on the days and at the timehereunder mentioned:— Time, a.m. Jane July Aug. Chepstow 10 18 20 Batry 10 5 10 7 Cardiff 10 6 11 8 10 7 12 9 10 8 13 10 t> 10 9 14 11 Abergavenny 10 11 — 13 Blaenavon. 10 16 Tredegar 9.30 12 17 14 Peatypool. 10 13 18 15 Newport 10.30 14 19 16 „ v 10.30 15 20 17 Monmouth. 10 19 24 21 Ross 9.30 2 4 Qriokhowell 11 20 3 ¥ak 11 1 — 2 u 7 Mating of all descriptions at the "Qonnty Observer" Office. Higher Grade School, Usk (Formerly Usk Grammar School). Bursaries. THERE are one or more vacant Bursaries of £5 i- per annum, applications for which must be made on a form which may be obtained of the undersigned on or before SEPTEMBER 8TH. NEXT TERM commences on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 1906. FEES (15 weeks at 9d. per week) lis. 3d. Books and Stationery are found by the Managers. A thoroughly sound and efficient secondary education is given. Individual attention to each pupil. Pupils prepared for OXFORD LOCAL, or any Examination desired. All candidates for admission must pass an ex- amination equivalent to Standard IV. of the Elementary Education Code. An examination for admission will be held same time as above. For further particulars apply to the HEAD MASTER, MR. A. J. SMART or to me, the under- signed, A. H. W ATKINS, Ty Newydd. ^31 Mrs. Eliza Jane Jones, deceased. vr OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN (pursuant to the 11 Law of Property Amendment Act, 1859) that all Persons having any Claims or Demands upon or against the Estate of ELIZA JANE JONES, of Cefn- y-coed Bach, in the parish of Llandenny, in the County of Monmouth, deceased, the wife of Albert Arthur Jones of the same place, farmer (who died on the 28th day of September, 1905, and whose will was proved by Edwin Thomas, of Warren Farm, Pendoylan, in the County of Glamorgan, gamekeeper, and Elias Thomas, of Mountain Ash, in the same County, police- constable, the executors therein named on the 13th day of November, 1905, in the Principal Probate Registry), are required to send in the particulars of their Debts or Claims to the said executors, at the office of the undersigned, their solicitor, on or before the 28th day of Sepember, 1906. And NOTICE IS HEREBY ALSO GIVEN that after that day the said executors will proceed to dis- tribute the assets of the said Eliza Jane Jones, deceased, amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the Claims of which they shall then have had notice, and that they will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so dis- tributed to any person of whose Debt or Claim they shall not then have had notice. Dated the 14th day of August, 1906. EDWARD HORLEY, Solicitor for the said Executors, Andrews Buildings, 67, Queen Street, Cardiff. By Messrs STRAKER & SON Valuable Leasehold Residence For Sale. MESSRS. STRAKER & SON will SELL BY AUCTION, at the GREYHOUND HOTEL, ABERGAVBNNY, OW TUHSUIA-V, am. Qlcm OP AUGUST. 1906, at 2 for 3 o'clock in the Afternoon (subject to the Conditions of Sale to be then produced), ALL THAT VALUABLE LEASEHOLD Villa Residence. situate in the Parish of GOYTRBY, in the County of Monmouth, within five minutes walk of Nanty- derry Station, on the Great Western Railway. Post and Telegraph Office, and Church, and known as HEATHFIELD," now in the occupation of EDWIN RICHARDS, ESQ., and containing 3 Reception Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, Dressing Room, the usual Domestic Offices, and Pleasure and Kitchen Gardens. Good Water Supply. Possession may be had on the 2nd November next. Detailed particulars may be had of the AUCTIONEERS, at Abergavenny; or of MESSRS. GARDNERS & HEYWOOD, Solicitors, Abergavenny. LLANDENNY Fete and Athletic Sports, Under the Patronage of LORD RAGLAN and SIR ALFRED MOLONEY. On Wednesday, August 29th, 1906. usk Volunteer Band will be in atten- dance for Dancing. Races of all description will be indulged in. Admittance, Field & Tea, is. each. Full Particulars see Small Bills. FLANNELETTE. If purchasers of this useful material for underwear all the year round would buy the best English make, which can be obtained from all leading Drapers, they would avoid the risks they undoubtedly run with the inferior qualities of Flannelette. HORROCKSES' FLANNELETTES, made by the manufacturers of the celebrated Longcloths, Twills and Sheetings, are the best. „ MROCKSSS" JKs- 41 U [b J!I vedge every 5 yde Far Printing of alllhinds try the County Obeetver Office, HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. Mr Clay's Subscription Otter Hounds will meet next week (water permitting): Monday, August 20th. St Athan's Road At 9-30 a.m. Wednesday, August 22nd Llantrisant At 9'16 a.m. Saturday, August 25th Dinas Powis At 10 a.m. APPOINTMENTS, &c.. FOR WEEK Ending August 25th, 1906. Angust. Sat. 18—Pontypool Petty Sessions Cricket—Usk v. Newport, at Newport. Sun. 19-Tenth Sunday after Trinity. Mon 20—Usk Cattle Market. Blackcock shooting begins, Tues. 21-Abergavenny Market. Sale of a Valuable Leasehold Residence, by Messrs Straker and Son. at the Greyhound Hotel, Abergavenny. (See Advt.) Wed. 22—Newport Cattle, Corn, and Cheese Markets. Abergavenny Petty Sessions. Thurs 23-Usk Petty Sessions. Sat 25-Pontypool Petty Sessions. Cricket-Usk v. Abertillery, at Usk. 4th Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers. G COMPANY, USK. Orders for the Week ending 25th August, 1906. On Duty— Lce.-Sergt. Clift. Lee.-Corpl Waters. Bugler Johnston. Monday, August 20th—Company Training (for Casuals), plain clothes, waist-belt, at 7.311 p.m. Tuesday, August 21st.-Band Practice, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 22nd—Recruits' Training, belt and frog, at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, August 23rd. -Band Practice, at 8 p m Friday, August 24th—Recruits' Training, plain clothes, belt and frog, at 7 30 p.m. Saturday, August 25th.—Class Firing. Rifles from Armoury, 2 to 2.15 p.m. Members who have not yet completed drills, or Class Firing, are required to do so as soon as possible, or else they will have to be returned us non-efficient for present year. By order, H. J. WILLCOX, Coptain, Commanding G Company. Cyclists, Light Up! Saturday, Aug 18th 8.17 Sunday, 91 19th. 8.15 Monday, 20th 8.13 Tuesday, 21st 8.11 Wednesday, 22nd. 8. 9 Thursday, 23rd. 8. 7 ■Friday -24th.. 8. 5 Saturday, 25th. 8. 3 Being One hour after Sunset.
Births, Marriages, & Deaths. Announcementsunderthis heading are inserted at a uniform charge of 1/- each, unless such cords as "No Cards," No Flowers," ¡fc., are added, when the charge will he 2/6. AU Announcements must be authenticated. Postage Stamps may be sent in payment, Lists of Wedding Presents are inserted at the rate of 1/6 per inch in depth. MARRIAGE. MABSH—BOULTON.—On the 15th inst., at St. Cadoc's Church, Llanbadoc, by the Rev H. Cockson, Charles Ernest, younger son of John Hartnoll Marsh, of Bableigh Landkey, Devon- shire, to Edith Augusta, younger daughter of the late Dr Donald F. Boulton, of Usk, Monmouth- shire.
Cricket. USK V. NEWPORT SECONDS. I. The above matoh was played on the Usk Ground, on Saturday last, in nne weather, and before a fair number of spectators. The Visitors brought a. strong team, while Usk were also well represented. For the ninth time in succession the home skipper won the toss and elected to defend the sticks, but disaster befell them for five wickets were down for 30, the whole side being dismissed for 84. F. Hill and F. G. Edmunds being top scores with 16 and 15 respectivhly, while H. C. Davies played carefully for a not out 10. The visitors started better than their opponents and passed their total with only half their side oat, and, when stumps were drawn had scored 133 for six wiokets. Scores: l USKÎ A. G. Wallace, b G. Shrubsole 1 J. Jenkins, b M. Stratton. 6 F.Hill, run out 16 A. C. Hiley, c W. Stockham, b G. Shrubsole 3 H. E. N. Dew, c W. George, b M. Stratton 1 G. Edmunds, b Stratton 13 F. L. Hiley, b Shrubsole. 3 H. C. Davies, not out 10 A. J. Thomas, c A. Hollingdale, b Stratton. 5 W. F. Roberts, b Stratton. 10 F. J. Edmunds, c W. Watts, b G. Shrubsole 16 Extras. 1 Total. 84 JTEWPOBT SECONDS. M. Stratton, c A. C. Hiley, b F. J. Edmunds 33 H. G. Rowlands, b F. Edmunds 7 T. B. Williams, lbw, F. Edmunds. 8 G. Shrubsole, not out. 29 E. H. Francis, b F. Hill. 16 A. Hollingdale, b F. Hill. 11 F. W. Haggett, c J. Jenkins, b W. F. Roberts.. 28 W. George, not outM.••>••••«••• 0 Extras. 9 Total (for 6 wickets.. 139 W. H. Watts, F. W. Stookham, and W. at Jttaes did not bat.
Progress in Gardening. The increasing interest taken in Usk Flower Show year by year is apparent in a greater number of entries, in the im- proved quality of the exhibits, and in the arrangement of the various speci mens -this last feature being especially noticeable on Thursday, in the grouping of vegetables. A visit to the show is now eagerly looked forward to by the whole surrounding district, and its pleasant situation on the Cricket Field greatly enhances its attractions and affords an enjoyable outing for cyclists and others on the early closing days of neighbouring towns. One of the most delightful of modern writers has laid it down that he who loves Nature is always young," while another, of world-wide ex- perience, says 44 almost everything that the peasant does is lifted above vulgarity by ancient and often sacred associations." This applies especially to agriculture —MAN'S EARLIEST INDUSTRY- I in all its branches. The Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans were noted gardeners of antiquity, and to the last named we, in Britain, are indebted for its introduction into our own country. When the Roman Empire declined garden- ing fell into decay, and was only revived during the 12th and 13th centuries by the monks who freely made use of medicinal herbs. The first book on gardening, written in poetry by Jon Gardener in the 15th century, was called 41 The Feate of Garden- ing," and from that time flower gardeuing became more popular until what was known as the Elizabethan style, with its closely clipped yews, attained a high level. This it the period which Bacon desoribea with ,44 feofrfiog raw aa4 (ma-dials, And it continued in vogue until the time of' Queen Anne, when I LANDSCAPE GAKDENING took its place, and has been improved upon ever since. None can adequately speak of the physical and mental value of garden- ing, but how many of us can re-echo the words of Dr. Charles Mackay on the garden as a mental refuge:- Stand back, bewildered politics I've placed my fences round; Pass on with all your party tricks, Nor tread on holy ground Stand back-I'm weary of your talk, Your squabbles and yonr hate You cannot enter in this walk, I've closed my garden gate." Stand back, frivolity and show, It is a day of spring I want to see my roses blow, And bear the blackbird sing. I wish to prune my apple-trees, And nail my peaches straight; Keep to the causeway, if you please, I've shut my garden gate
1 Flower show, I STILL IMPROVING. The eighth annual exhibition of the Usk Horiicultural and Cottage Garden Society was held in the Cricket Field, on Thursday, in fine weather, but the dull weather of the morning and the fear of rain undoubtedly affected the I. gate," the receipts from which amounted to about 930, as compared with £ 32 last year. As stated ] 1 t week, the entries beat by 60 the record of 520 made last year. The exhibits were staged in two marquees of very much larger size than have hitherto been used, and the result was a marked improvement in the arrangement of the show, while at the same time visitors were enabled to view the magnificent products of the soil with greater ease of locomotion and personal comfort. Mr Coomber, who was one of the judges some few years ago, said he noticed a great improve- ment in the groups, and the show altogether was on the up grade. The vegetables were very strong in all sections, and especially onions and potatoes, but a cauliflower took the special prize for the best vegetable in the show. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and scarlet runners were also worth special mention. Considering the season, the fruit was very good, peaches leading. In plants, &c., to the forefront were coleus, cockscombs, gloxinias, zonal pelargoniums, and celosias; while of cut flowers, cactus dahlias and bego- nias were the pick. In the groups, Mrs Lawrence, Ty Brith (Mr F. C. Shergold, gardener) took the blue ribbon meritoriously, the Rev W. M. Willett, The Helmaen (Mr J. B. Greening), and Mr J. T. Davies, Castle House (Mr J. Devoy) came sec- ond and third respectively. Other winners in the open classes were Mr R. Rickards, J.P., The Priory (Mr A. J. Odam); Mr H. Freeman, Plas Newydd (Mr J. George); Mr H. S Gus- tard, Porthycarne House (Mr A. Symonds); Sir A. Moloney, K.C.M.G, Cefn Tilla Court (Mr Ducker) Mr Richard Herbert, The Garn (Mr Pugh); Rev C. T. Salusbury, Tredunnock Mr S. T. Griffin, J.P., C.C., Coedypaen Mr A. W. Trotman, The RUadyr and the Misses Roberts, Usk. Other prizewinners in different sections were Mrs George (who, amongst other things, showed a splendid musk), Mrs G. Watkins, Misses Maud Greening, G. Walters, Violet Probert, P. Devoy, F. Greening, M. Baynham, Col. Ferguson, Messrs G. Smith, W. J. Sweet, E. Bowyer, T. Jones, T. G. Knight, E. Knight, J. Lewis, J. Griffiths, F. Watkins, J. Powell, A. C, Smart, A. L. Greening, F. Hughes, H. Meredith, G. Evans, &c. As usual, Mr H. Pitt, F.R.H.S., of Aber- gavennv, again had a fine display of sweet peas (30 varieties), ferns, palms, and choice foliage plants a beautiful wreath of white flowers and a splendid collection of dessert apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and grapes. It is gratifying to note that not a few prize-winners grew their exhibits from seeds supplied by him, and a dish of Morella cherries, shown by Mr Freeman (not for competition), which it would be hard to beat, were from a tree which came from his nursery. By-the-bye, the Committee might consider the advisability of adding to their schedule a class for cherries. A striking feature of the show was the various collections of vegetables, which it would be hard to beat anywhere (Mr George taking Fidler's challenge medal), and, speaking generally, there were many exhibits which would claim the judge's eye in the best shows of the country. During the afternoon the Usk Volunteer Band (under Bandmaster E. B. Haynes) played a general selection of music, and in the evening provided a programme of dances. Their performances were complimentarily referred to. "Prince Omar Hassan gave entertainments consisting of experiments with liquid air and sleight of hand tricks. A game of bowls was also played on the ground by teams from Usk and Abergavenny, the former having the best of matters. Mrs Mayberry of the Royal," Uak, provided the refreshments. Mr Thomas Jones again performed the secretarial duties with that thoroughness which characterises him, and he was assisted by the following officials:—General committee — Messrs. J. H. Clark, S. T. Griffin, B. F. Stockham, A. F. Lucas, J. George, A. Symonds, F. 0. Shergold, J. Watkins, J. B. Greening, A. J. Odam, E. Bowyer, J. Powell, T. Knight, J. Edmunds; hon treasurer, Mr Joseph Davies. To these the thanks of all are due, as also to Messrs. E. and W. Rowen, and F. Morgan, who assisted at the gate, arranging the show &c. The judges were:—Mr T. Coomber, of The Hendre, Monmouth, and Mr T. Cooper, of Sedbury Park, near Chepstow. The following is the LIST OF AWARDS: I OPEN CLASSES.—POT PLANTS. Class I.-Group of foliage and flowering plants arranged in a space, 10ft by 8ft., quality and general effect to be the leading feature1, £ 3, Mrs E. Lawrence; 2, f,2, Rev W. M. Willett; 3, LI J. T. Davies. 2.-Four stove or greenhouse plants, in flower, distinct varieties: 1, 17s 6d, Rev W. M. Willett. 3.—Six zonal geraniums, distinct named: 1, 5a, Mrs Lawrence; 2, 3s, R. Herbert, Abereychan. 4.—Six decorative plants for dinner table, at least three distinct varieties, not exceeding 6in. pots: 1, 58, H. S. Gustard; 2, 3s, R. Herbert. 5.—Six stove or greenhouse ferns, distinct: 1, 6s 6d, Rev W. M. Willett. 6.—Six gloxinias, distinct I, 6s, H. Si Gustard; 2, 3s, H. Freeman. 7.—Six double tuberous-rooted begonias, distinct: 1, H. S. Gustard 2, 3s, H. Freeman. 8.—Six single taberous-rooted begonias, distinct: 1, ie. It 13, Gustard 2, Se, H. FreemaQt < O.-Four fuchsias, distinct: 1, 58, R. Herbert; 2, 3s, H. S. Gustard. 10.—Four coleus, distinct, not to exceed 6in. pots: 1, 4a, Mra Lawrence; 2, 2s, R. Rickards. I I.-Four cannas, distinct colours No exhibit. 12.—Six cockscombs: 1, 5a, H. Freeman; 2, 2s, R. Rickards. 13.-Six balsams 1, 5s, T. Jones; 2, 2s, B. F. Stockham. 14. Six celosias 1, 5s, R. Rickards; 2, 2s, H. Freeman. 15. Six pots marguerite carnations (given by Mr J. George): 2, 2s 6d, H. Freeman. VEGETABLES. 16.-Collection of nine varieties of vegetables 1, 21s (given by Mr S. T, Griffin, C.C.), R. Rickards; 2, 15s, H. S. Gustard; 3, 10s, B. F. Stockham; 4, 5s, Rev W. M. Willett. 17.-Diah of six tomatoes: 1, 5s, S. T. Griffin 2, 2s 6d, Sir Alfred Moloney. 18.—Brace of cucumbers: 1, 4s, H. S. Gustard; 2, 2s, R Herbert. 19.—Twelve spring onions: 1, 6s, B. F. Stockham; 2, 3s 6d, H. S. Gustard; 3, Is 6d, Mrs Lawrence. 20.-Six autumn-sown onions: 1, 5s (given by Mr H. Freeman), B. F. Stockham 2, 2s 6d, H. S. Gustard. 21.-Dish of 30 pods of peas: 1, 3s, H. Freeman; 2, 2s, R. Herbert. 22.-Thirty scarlet runners :-I, 3s, E. Bowyer 2, 2s, Rev W. M. Willett. 23.-Six varieties of potatoes, eight to a dish 1, 7s 6d, H. S. Gustard; 2, 5s, S. T. Griffin; 3, 3s, A. W. Trotman. 24.-Six leeks: 1, 3s, B. F. Stockham; 2, 2s, Rev W. M. Willett. 25.-Six sticks of red or white celery: 1, 3s, B. F. Stockham; 2, 2s, Rev C. T. Salusbury, Tredunnock. 26.-Three cauliflower (given by Mr F. Hill) 1, 3a, S, T. Griffin; 2, 2s, H. Freeman. FRUIT. 27.—Two bunches of black grapea: 1, 5s, Sir Alfred Moloney 2, 2s 6d, J. T. Davies. 28.-Two bunches of white grapes: 2, 2s 6d, Rev W. M. Willett. 29.—Melon (scarlet or green flesh): 1, 5s, Rev W. M. Willett; 2, 2s 6d Mrs Lawrence. 30.-Six peaches: 1, 5a, H. S. Gustard; 2,2s, Rev W. M. Willett. 31.—Six nectarines: 1, 5a, Rev W. M. Willett 2, 2s, H. Freeman. 32.-Six dessert pears: 1, 3s, H. S. Gustard; 2, 2s, Misses E. and M. Roberts. 33.—Six dessert apples: 1, 3s, W. J. Sweet; 2, 2s, Mrs Lawrence. 34.-Plate of red or white currants 1. 3s, B. F. St.ockham; 2, 2s, H. Freeman. 35.-Collection of six varieties of apples-2 dessert, 4 culinary-6 fruits to a dish (1st and 2nd prizes given by Mr J. Basham, Basqalleg), nurserymen and market gardeners excluded: 1, 10s, B. F. Stockham; 2, 5s, Rev W. M. Willett. CUT FLOWBRS. 36.-Twelve roses, not less than six varieties 1, 3s 6d, S. T. Griffin; 2, 28 6d, H. Freeman. 37.—Twelve cactus dahlias, ditto 1, 9S, S. T. Griffin 2, 2s 6d, Rev W. M. Willett. 38.—Twelve asters, ditto 1. 3s 6d, H. Freeman 2, 28 6d, S. T. Griffin. 39.—Twelve double zinnias, ditto: I, 3s, Mrs Lawrence 2, 2s, H. Freeman. 40.-Twelve double begonias: 1, 3s, H. S. Gustard; 2, 2a, H. Freeman. 41.-Six spikes gladioli: 1, 3s, R. Rickards; 2, 2s, B. F. Stockham. 42.—Two buttonholes: 1, 3s, J. T. Davies; 2, 2s, H. Freeman. 43.-One suray: 1. 2s 6d, B. F. Stockham; 2, Is 6d, Rev W. M. Willett. 44.—Collection of six vases of sweet peas, arranged with gypsopbiia, fern, or other foliage, not less than six varieties: 1, 5s («ive<i by Mr J. B. Greening), R, Rickards; 2, 3* (Mr A. J. Odam), H. Freeman 3, 2s, J. T. Davies. 45.-Six trusses of zonal geraniums, distinct: 1, 3s 6d, H. Freeman; 2, 2s 6d, Rev W. M. Willett. AMATEUR CLASSES. POT PLANTI. 46.—Four zonal geraniums in flower: I, 3s, Geo. Smith; 2. 2a, Mrs George. 47.—Four tuberous-rooted begonias in flower: 1, 3, B. F. Stockham 2, 2s, G. Smith. 48.-One fuchsia, single or double: 1, 3s, G. Smith 2, 2s, T. Jones. 49.-Three petunias in flower: 1, 3a, G. Smith 2, 2s, T. Jones. 50.—Three coleus: 1, 3s, T. Jones: ?, 2s, B. F. Stockham. 51.—Three greenhouse ferns; 1, 3s, B. F. Stook- ham 2, 2s, T. Jones. 52.—One lilium (given by Mr B. F. Stockham) 1, 3s, B. F. Stockham. 53.-0nq pot of musk (given by Mr J. Edmunds): I, 3s, Mrs George; 2, 2s, B, F. Stockham. FBUIT. 54.-Six culinary apples: 1, 3s, B. F. Stockham; 2, 2s, J. Lewis. Hawthorns. 55.—Six dessert apples: 1, 3s, W. J. Sweet; 2, 2s, Colonel Ferguson. 55.—Six dessert pears: 1, 3s. Colonel Ferguson: 2. 2s, Misses E. and M. Roberts. 57.-Six plums: 1, 3s, John Lewis 2, 2s, Miss G. Walters. CUT FLOWERS. SS.-Six rose@, not less than three varieties: 1, 39, W. J. Sweet; 2, 2s. G. Smith. 59.—Three trusses of zonal geraniums, distinct: 1, 3s, Mrs George; 2, 2a, G. Smith, 60.—Six cactus dahlias, not less thau three varieties: 1, 3s, G. Smith; 2. 2s, B. F. Stockham; 61.-Six Asters: 1, 3s, G. Smith; 2, 2s, W. J. Sweet. 62.-Six zinnias: 1, 3s, A. W. Trotman; 2, 2s, B. F. Stookham. 63.—Three spikes of gladioli: 2, 2s. B. F. Stook- ham 64.—Six pansies, not leas than three varieties: 1. 3a, B. F. Stookham; 2, 2s, G. Smith. 65.-Six German stocks: 1, 3s, T. Jones; 2, 2s, G. Smith. 66.—One spray; 1, 3s, B. F. Stookham; 2, 2s, T. Jones. 67.-Col1ection of sweet peas, six vases: 1, 3a, B. F. Stookham; 2, 2s, T. Jones. 68.—Collection of wild flowers. gathered and ar. ranged by children, resident in the district, under 16 years of age (given by Mrs Freeman): 1, 5s, Violet Probert; 2, 3s, Flossie Greening; 3, 2s, Mary Baynham. 69.—Wreath of wild flowers, ferns, grasses, &c.: 1, 3s, Phoebe Devoy; 2, 2s, Maud Greening. 70.-Decorated mail cart, with wild or other flowers, by children under 14 years of age (given by Master J. Gustard): No exhibit. VEGETABLES. 71.—Collection of six varieties of vegetables (given J by Mrs Lawrence): 1, 10s 6d. B. F. Stockham; 2, 7s 6d, T. Jones; 3, 5s. G. Smith. 72.-Six tomatoes; 1, 5s, B. F. Stookham; 2, 2s 6d, T. Jones. 73.-Two cucumbers: 1, 3s, B. F. Stockham; 2, 28, E. Bowyer. 74.—Six heaviest spring onions: 1, 4s, B. F. Stockham 2, 3s, T. Jones; 3. 2s, G. Smith, 75.—Dish of twelve "kidney potatoes: 1, 3s, B. F. Stockham 2, 2s, A. W. Trotman. 76.-Dish of twelve round potatoes: 1, 3s, T, Jones 2, 2s, A. W. Trotman. 77.—Three stioks of celery: 1, 3s, E. Bowyer 2, 2s, B. F. Stockham. 78.—Twelve scarlet runners: I, 3s, T. Jones: 2, 29, E. Bowyer. COTTAGERS' CLASSES. roT PLANT8, 79.-Three distinct plants in flower: 1, 3s, T. G. Knight; 2, 2s, J. Lewis. 80.—One fuchsia in flower: 1, 2s, J. Lewis; 2, Is, J. Griffiths. 81. -One window-grown plant: 1.2s, J. Lewis; 2, Is, F. Watkins. 82.-Two geraniums in flower: 1, 3s, J. Powell; 2, 28, J. Lewis. 83.—One petunia In flower: 1, 2s, A. 0. Smart; 2, Is, F. Watkins. „ 84.—One pot musk: 1« 2s, F. Watkins; 2, Is, J. Lewis. gs.-IAlism aardum (given by Mrs J. Powell): it an$ J. L*Wixo 86.—Best and moat effectively arranged set of window grown plants to be ahf/wn in the window where grown, persons with a greenhou-e excluded (given by Mrs Lawrence) 1, 7s 6d, Jere. Jenkins; 2, 5s, Frank Hughes; 3, 2s 6d, J. M. Baynham. CUT FLOWERS. 87.-Three show dahlias: 1, 3a, J. Powell; 2, 2s, J.Lewis. 88.-Three cactus dahlias: 1. 3s, J. Lewis; 2, 2s, A. C. Smart. 89.-Six asters: 1, 3s, J. Powell, 2, 2s, A. L. Greening. 90.—Six German stocks: 1, 3s, J. Powell; 2, 2s, J. Lewis. 91.-Three spikes of phlox: 1, 3s, F. Watkins; 2, 2s, A. C. Smart. 92.—Six oansies, not less than three varieties: 1, 3s, F. Watkins 2, 2s, J. Powell. .93.-Collection of sweet peas (givea by Mrs Thomas. Castle-street) 1, 3s, A. L. Greening; 2, 2s, F. Watkins. 94.—Best arranged basket of outdoor flowers and grasses: 1, 3s, H. Meredith; 2, 2s, Maud Greening. 95.-Hand bonquet of outdoor Sowers and grasses: 1, 3a, Maud Greening 2, 2s, Mrs G. Watkins. VEGETABLES. 96.—Collection of vegetables, six varieties (given by Mrs Lawrencp) 1, 10s 6d, John Lewis; 2, 7s 6d, T. G. Knight; 3, 5s, J. Powell. 97.-Twelve shalots: 1, 2s, F. Hughes; 2, lB, A. C. Smart. 98.-Twe,lve scarlet runners 1, 2s, J. Griffiths 2, Is, J. Lewis. 99. -Nine kidney potatoes: 1, 3s 6 i, J Lewis; 2, 2s 6d, J. Griffithg; 3, lA, F. Watkins. 100.-Dish of nine ronnd nofatnes 1. Is 6d, J. Powell; 2. 2s 6d, J. Lewis; 3, Is, J. Griffiths. 101.—Six spring ouions (given by Mr T. Knight): 1, 3s, F. Watkins; 2, 2s, A. C. Smart. 102.-Dish of peas (Lyiven by Mr W. Price): 1* 2s, J. Lewis; 2, Is, F. Watkins. 103.-Six winter onions (given by Mr G. Cale) t 1, 3s, A. C. SmArt; 2 21, F. Watkins. 10t.-Fonr varieties of poiatoe*, six to' a dish (given by Mr J. Devoy); 1, 3s, J. Lewi*; 2, 2s, Er Knight. 105.—Four distinct dishes of vegetables (given by Messrs. A. and J. Davies) 1, 3s, J. Lewis 2, 2s, J. Powell. 106.—Brace of marrows: 1, 3s, H. Meredith; 2, 2s. T. G. Kuight. 107.—Two red cabbages: 1, 3s, J. Lewis; 2, 2s, T. G. Knight. 108.—Brace of cucumbers 1, 3s, T. G. Knight; 2, 2s, J. P-»w-ll. 109.—Three beet root (given by Nlr E. Alorgan) 1, 2s, H. Meredith; 2, Is, F. Hughes. FBUIT T 110.-Six cooking apples: I, 3s, G. Evans 2, 2s, F. Hnghas. 111.—Six table apples: 1, 3s, G. Evans; 2, 2-s, E. Knight. 112.-Plate of red or white enrrants (given by Mr T. Pardoe) I, 2s, F. Watkins; 2, Is, J. Lewis. SPECIAL PRIZES. OPBN. 113.-Collection of vegetables, six distinct; varieties (given by and the seed of Messrs. Sutton and Sons, R,,adi -g) 1, £1, H. S. Gustard; 2, 10s, Rev W. VI. Willett; 3, is, R Rickards. 114.—C Election of vegetables, six varieties (given by and the seed of Mr H. Pitt, Abergavauny): 1, 10s, B. F. Stockham; 2, 7B 6d, H. Freeman. 115.-Collection of vegetables, six varieties (given by and the seed of Messrs. J. 0. Wheeler and Son, Gloucester): 1, 7s 61, Rev W. M. Willett; 2, 5s, Rev C. T. Salusbary; 3, 3s 6d, B. F, Stockham. 116.—Collection of vegetables four varieties (given by and the seed of Messrs. Fiddler and Sons): 1, 78 6d and silver challenge shield, H. Freeman; 2, 5. and bronze challenge shield, B. F. Stockham 3, 3s, and diploma of merit, Rev W. M. Willett. 117.—Collection of vegetables, six varieties (given, by and the seed of Messrs. W. Olibran and Son): 1. 10s 6d, Rev W. M. Willett; 2, 7s 6d, B. F. Stockham. IIS.-Beat single vegetable from any exhibit Tgiven by Mr A. H. Symonds): 5s, S. T. Griffin (cauliflower in Class 26). 119.—Open to amateurs and cottagers, six asters, grown from plants purchased of Mr E. Bowyer: 1, 5a, J. Powell; 2, 2s 6d, G. Smith. HONBT. 120.-Six lib sections of honey: 1, 5s, Miss S. Jones; 2. 2e 6d, A. G. Lee (Croesyceilog). 121.—31b bottles of run honey: 1, 5s, A. G. Lee; 2, 2s 6d, H. Butcher. DRBSBED POULTRY. 122.—Couple of ducks: 1,5s, A. W. Trotman; 2, 28 6d, Miss Probert. 123.-Couple of fowls: 1, 5s, H. Butcher. sees. 124.-Twelve brown eggs: 1, 2s 6d, Mra Heath, Gwernithig, Llandenny 2, Is, Miss G. Walters. 125.-Twelve white eggs: 1, 2s 6d, Mrs Heath 2, Is, Miss Probert. DECORATED TABLE. 126.-Best arranged and decorated table laid for four persons for dessert, without fruit; 1, 10s 6d (given by Messrs. Raiuforth and Son, jewellers, Newport), Mrs Greening; 2, 5s, Mrs E. K. Jones. MESSRS. CARTilkS PRIZES. Messrs. James Carter and Co., of London, also offered to duplicate any prizes (up to the amount of purchases from them) won by competitors showing produoe from their seeds.