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LLEYN AND EIFIONYDD; AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. The First Annual Meeting of theLleynndEifionydd I Agricultural Society, under the auspices of the lmd- owneR and tenant farmers of that district, took place on 'Tuee^Uy last, at Pwllheli. It may be in the recollection of our readers, that last 'year, it was suggested through the medium of these co- lunma, that a branch Society might be advantageously formed in laeyn and Eifionydd to co-operate and assist in carrying out the improved mode of Agriculture, of which the Auglesey and Carnarvonshire Agricultural Society was the pioneer, whose operations, however > were greatly impeded, and necessarily confined to the north eastern portion of Carnarvonshire, owing to the limited means of transit in the other end of the county. The extent.And immense resources of those districts, were then clearly pointed out, and their capabilities to support and encourage an institution of that nature, being so palpably manifest, the subject was warmly taken up by R. Lloyd Edwards, Eiq,, Nanhoron, who by the cordial co-operittioti of other landowners, estab- lished, upon a permanent basis, a Society which is specially intended to promote the best interests of Welsh farmers. The presidency of the first meeting was, as it should be, accepted by R. Lloyd Edwards, Esq.,—the Eifionydd district being well represented by the Vice President, Captain Owen, of Ymwkli, High Sheriff of the County; the efficient services of B. T. Ellis, Esq., RhyUech, being secured as Hon. Secretary, in the dis- charge of the duties of which, he was ably assisted by Mr. It. B. Jones, PwllheK. It should be observed, that a similar Society to the above, existed in Lleyn some ten or fifteen years ago, and did an incalculable amount of good in arresting at- tention and fostering a spirit of enquiry and emulation among the natives as to the best and most approved plan of cultivation. But it became extiaet, not so much 'l.In any lack of .npport, we were told, received from landowners, but from sheer indifference and apathy on the part of those whom it intended to benefit—the tenant farmers themselves. To this, probably, may be added the formation of a Society for Anglesey and the whole of Carnarvonshire, which, as we have already stated, the geographical position of that county preclud- ed the possibility for many of the farmers towards and bevond Pwllheli to enter the arena of competition at either Bangor, Carnarvon, or Llangefni. Several of the most intelligent of tham saw and felt the disadvantages under which they laboured, and rendered with com- mendable alacrity every assistance in their power in the formation of the Lleyn and Eifionydd Society." We shall now append some few remarks upon the proceed- ings of the day, on which that Society WM inaugu- .?d* The weather on the occasion was delightfully fine, and the promoters were most fortunate in the selection of a field for the purposes of the exhibition. It was a fine enclosed piece of waste land, called Morfa Mawr, situate across the embankment, within a little more than a quarter of a mile's distance from the town. We visited the field at nine o'clock in the morning, and began to indulge in silent apprehensions that the meeting woald turn out a failure. With the exception of a small quantity of butter, we saw neither "live or deo4 Btock" on the ground, nor the approach of any. But we were told that the hour for admission (ten o'clock) had not arrived, and that if the entries were any criterion to the amount of stock likely to be exhibit- ed, it would, indeed, exceed our most sanguine expec- tations and a few minutes before that hour, the num- ber of bibods, and quadrupeds, wending their way along the embankment to the grounds, soon dispelled any doubts which previously existed in our minds, as to the success of the Show. In another hour or so, each animal intended for exhibition was quietly arranged in the va- rious departments to which it belonged; after which, the two Judges (Mr. John Atkinson, of Wig, and Nf r. Smith, Tynewydd) proceeded along the stalls, to examine the stock, and award such prizes as in their superior judgment the competitors were justly entitled to. It would be inviduous to draw comparisons; but wo can- net help observing, that however successful the Shows af the Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Agricultural So- ciety has hitherto proved in the two counties, they never were able to draw together such a large concourse of people, as we saw congregated on To-day, at the Pwll- heli meeting. The number of visitors during the day in and around the ground was variously estimated from tblreeto four thousand, which shows the interest evinced in a society so purely agricultural in its objects. HORSES To improve the breed of horses has often been the aim and ambition of the noblest of our race, and was deemed not unworthy the attention of our legislators, m proved in a recent discussion which took place in the House of Commons. At Pwllheli, ample proofs were adduced, that even in the remote country district, of Wales, the reported degeneracy of this useful class of animals is without foundation. From the strong and stalwart stallion, suitable for agricultural purposes, dawn to the two-year old colt or filly, calculated for har- ness or saddle, evident traces of good-breeding and care- ful training were discernible. The first prize for the best stallion suitable for saddle ■ or harness (thorough-bred horsenotincluded) was award- to Tom Steel," the property of Mr. Wm. Jones, Mar- quis Tavern, Llangefni. "Tom Steel" has won other laurel, s at t different texhi- bitions, and was much admired for his symmetry and actioD. A. prize of the same amount (U2) was given to Lancashire Hero," which was considered the best gtaltion for agricultural purposes. He was the property of Mr. David Parry, Ruthin, stood 16 bauds 3 inches high. He was got by Champion," who was got by that celebrated horse Young Champion," who won the pcisea of the Oxford Agricultural Shows at Rumsay and stwbridge. "Lancashire Hero," at the termination «(the Show was put up for auction, and sold for X40 to Mr. Hugh Jones, Castle Inn, Pwllheli. We were sorry to find that there was no competition for the prize offered for the best Mountain Pony Stal- lies. There were several mares with foals exhibited, 'Dead, '11 from Lleyn; those shewn by Mr. GriBth n J::? Cefn-em, Mrs. Jones, 1'138 Neigwl, being among the best and most suitable for agricultural purposes. The prize was awarded to Mr. Griffith Jones. At the next Annual Meeting at Portmadoc, we ex. pect to meet with a larger number of competitors in < this department, from Eifionydd. CATTLB, SHEEP, &C. The number of entries for cattle and sheep was toler- tMr 11 Ia, and some of those exhibited did gmt c r.2-t to the breeders. We were given to under- (taad that even more would have put in -in appearance, 1 had itot the continued drought throughout Lleyn have 'interfered greatly with the pasturage. There were some "&M Welsh bulls on the ground, but we should think the Judges had little difficulty in adjudicating the first prize for the best bull from two to four years old, which "amateur judges before the official inspection took place, seemed generally to agree belonged to the oaa shewn by Mr. W. Griffith, of Gwynfryn. Those exhibited by Mr. G. Roberts, Bodfal, and Mr. Griffith JOUM, Hirdre, Tydweiliog, were also universally ad- mired—the second prize being awarded to the latter. The prize for yearling heifers was given to Mr. Parry, Penllwyn, Llanuor; that for the best two-year old being awarded to Mr. Griffith Roberts, llodfal. Mr. Evans, of Yokehouse, exhibited a fine cow under ■ ifligM years old, which the Judges very highly com- imended; but the one shown by Mr. John Parry, Llan. dre, had such superior qualities as entitled her to the FMSO. The prize for the best two-year-old oxen, was under- stood to be well contested for by Mr.. Roberta, Crug. ran, and Mr Jones, Lhvygwyn-the latter carried away the prize, as well as several others in other competitions. The rams on the ground were universally admired-Mr. Ellis Bvane, Tyddynmawr, receiving the first prize, and Mr. Thomas Hughes, druggist, Pwllheli, the second. The show of pigs was prouounced good, and we heard it gjid but we do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinion of others—that the piggeries of Sir Fon could not produce handsomer boars than those shewn by Mr. Thomas, Four Crosses, and Mr. Park, Efail newydd. That belonging to Mr. W. Davies, ironmonger, Pwllheli, received high commendations. BUTTER. Prizes were offered by the Committee for the best samples, of pot and fresh butter, wliioh were stored on stalls in temporary erection covered over by canvass. This place was a continued source of attraction to the lalied of Lleyn, who were naturally interested in the preuee of their own dairy. The quantity exhibited was not large;; but judging from appearance only its <wulitr OMUd h?nHy be MrpMsed by that of any dairy i the kingdom. The &Ht prize for fresh butter was awarded to the Rev. 0. Ll. Williams, Bodvean; but we learnt afterwards that that gentleman was pronounced disqualified, aud that the prize was consequently given to Hr. Griffith Hughes, Shop Crugan, Pwllheli. The first prize for pot butter was awarded to Mr. Evau Jones, Felin bach, Pwllheli. That shewn by Mr. Wil- liAno6 Brynmoelyn, was highly commended. Perhaps next year the funds of the society will permit of another prize being offered for the best cheese, in the production of which the ladies of Lleyu and Eifionydd 08D equally jJiitApguiah themselves. lIXTR STOCK. In order to stimulate others to forward stock to the -how, as well as to indicate to the farmers of that dis- trict to what degree of perfection modern scientific ap- pliances conduce to the promotion of wealth and comfort, some of the gentry exhibited stock of their own, but not intended for competition. Among the exhibitors were K. Lloyd Edwards, Esq., Owen Evans, Esq., Tynycoed, Kev. John Owen, Lianieityn, &c. IMPLEMENTS. I The show of implements was small, and did not, witu one or two exceptions, represent the local ingenuity and industry which might have been most, advantageously exhibited on the occasion. A native manufacturer, who gained a prize at the late Carnarvon Eisteddfod for it useful agricultural implement—named Mr. Hugh Jones, of Llanystumdwy, exhibited two ploughs, chain har- rows, &c., all of his own make. Ntr. David Williams, coachmaker, Pwllheli, exhibited dog cart, wheels, and axles. Mr. John Hughes, Pwllheli,, showed it useful market cart, and a number of hay rakes. Also a hydraulic ram to work water into any elevation or distance, which he intended to put into operation, but was prevented doing so in consequence of the deficient supply of water. Mr. Charles Roberts, Pwllheli-a turnip slicer, by Samuelsou & Co., Banbury. _• Mr. Hugh Jones, Market-street, Pwllheli—a pig trough by Sims & Co.; Lancashire Patent Washing Machine; Patent Flexible Harrow; a Patent Mangle, &e. The expense and difficulty experienced in transmit- ting implements to such a distance will, of course, be a sufficient reason why no maufacturer from England or the borders thought it worth their while to "atonish the natives" with their productions. The whole aruugeUlents-thouh not altogether but what might be a little improved upon, such a,i the ad- mission of the public before the judges completed their iuspeetion-was very creditable to the Committee. Re- freshments were provided close to the field, and as a kind of relief to the visitors the l'wllheli Volunteer Baud played a selection of popular airs during the day. THI, DINNEII Took place at the Town Hall, at 5 o'clock, under the presidency of R. Lloyd Edwards, Eiq Xanhoron; the vice-president being Captain Owen, Ymwlch. It was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Griffith, of the Tower Inn, and it did them great credit-the waiting being unusually excellent. The PRESIDENT first proposed the loyal toasts as fol- iows Eiz2 Hardderchocaf Freiiikiixos ni." (Cheers.) The PRESIDENT then gave-" Tywysog Cymru, Ty- wysoges Cymru, a'r holl frenhinol deulu." (Cheers.) The PRESIDENT again rose and proposed the health of the Lord Lieutenant for the connty-Sir Richard Bulkeley"—a thorough Welshman. Nid ydyw ef yn estron, Ond un o hit y Brython." (Cheers.) Sir Richard had been quite the pioneer of im- proved system of agriculture in this country in our days, which he has carried out with energy and success, and may he long live to enjoy the comforts of his im- provements. (Cheers—three times three.) The PRESIDENT—I now propose to your notice the health of the hon. member for the county," whose ge- nerosity and liberality have been always most con- spicuous since he has resided in this county. (Cheers.) Colonel Pennant has put a complete new face upon everything in the neighbourhood of Penrhyn, and his operations have been as judicious as they have been uni- versally admired. (Loud cheers.) The PRESIDENT—" The member for the Boroughs." The Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese." Rev St. G. A. WILLIAMS rose to return thanks, and expressed a hope that the clergy would always continue to deserve the approbation of those by whom they were surrounded, and among whom they laboured. (Cheers.) The PRESIDENT-" The Army, Navy, the Militia, and Volunteers"—coupled with the names of Admiral Ogle, Captain Parry,, and Captain Hughes. Admiral OQLE returned thanks, and observed that it was no mere compliment that had been paid to the armed forces of this kingdom. The present efficient state of the navy was duly chronicled in the public papers, from which they would see that they were still ahead of any other nation in the world. (Cheers.) He felt con- fident that whatever emergency might arise, the "blue jackets" would still be found animated by the same spirit which conquered in days gone by, and with the same desire to uphold the honour of their country, and satisfy the just expectations of their countrymen. (Applause.) The PRESIDENT next gave the Town and trade of Carnarvon," coupled with the name of the Lord Mayor of that town. (Laughter and cheers.) The MAYOR OF CARNARVON, in returning thanks, said that to those who devote a large portion of their time to the service of the public, next to the approbation of their own consciences, the most desired was that which proceeded from what he had witnessed that evening; viz., the approbation of those who had known them. He felt great pleasure in attending their first annual meeting, and trusted that it would not be the last which he should attend. He was that day but an exhibitor to a very limited extent—he merely exhibited a five-year- old Mare (laughter), which, however, he warranted to be perfectly sound in limb and body. (Cheers.) The ad- vantage to be derived from a meeting of that nature could not be over-rated; the spirit of emulation which it engendered, and the social influence of a gathering around the festive board, greatly tend to bring the va- rious classes of society together. It was a happy state of things to find, as Adam Smith in his -'Wealth of nations" remarks, thousands of people spending their capital in this country without leases, a fact which had not its parallel in any other country under the sun. He was glad to see men like Mr. Lloyd Edwards taking in- terest in meeting s of that kind, than which he was per- suaded there was nothing better calculated to preserve the right feelings which ought always to exist between landlord and tenants. His worship concluded an elo- quent speech by proposing "the town and trade of Pwll- heli." (Applause.) Mr. MICHAEL ROBERTS returned thanks, and wished the Carnarvon gentlemen would explain how the Pwll- heli railway had been put an end to ? They saw the few implements exhibited in the field that day. Would that have been the case if they had a railway? Nothing of the kind. (Hear, hear.) They had the finest beach in existence at Pwllheli, and they only wanted a rail- way to develope their resources, which would bring thousands of visitors to their town. (Cheers.) The PRESIDENT proposed the High-Sheriff of the county"—Captain Owen. (Cheers.) Captain OWEN said he came among them that day not as High-Sheriff, but as one of themselves—a mere spec- tator. The PRESIDENT proposed the health of two gentle- man to whom they were much indebted. He referred to his kind friend Mr. John Atkinson, and Mr. Smith, of Ty newydd. The moment he named their request to them they both answered immediately, and in a kind and liberal manner, offered to render any assistance in their power. (Cheers.) No men could go further than that. He then begged to thank them publicly for their efficient services on that day. Their decisions had given evident satisfaction and it would be gratifying to them to hear that one of the best farmers in the country (Mr. Ellis Jones, Llymgwyn) told him he never saw more just decisions. (Cheers.) Mr. SMITH, in returning thanks, said they came there to do their best, with a sincere desire to carry out their wishes. He was glad to see the society so successful on this its first annual meeting—taking it in all he thought it was quite equal to anything he saw at either Baugor or Llangefni. (Cheers.) But it was needless to say that there were many things which they could im- prove upon. He hoped they would go on and prosper, and bring their next meeting even to a still more suc- cessful issue. (Cheers.) Mr. ATKINSON returned thanks in Welsh, and said- Mae yu debyg fod perfifaith foddlonrwydd wedi cael ei roddi i bawb sydd wedi enill; ac nis gall neb deimlo yn fwy boddlawn i ddedfryd y barnwyr nag Ellis Jones, Llymgwyn, o achos y mae ef wedi enill mwy o wobr- wyon na neb. (Chwerthin mawr.) I'r neb sydd yn an- fuddugoliaethus heddyw cofied fod ail daflu i Gymro," a'r neb a gollodd heddyw, efallai mai efe a enilla y tro nesaf. Y cwbl sydd genym ni fel beiroiaid i ddyweyd ydyw ein bod wedi gwneyd ein goreu i weinyddu cyf- iawnder rhwng y naill ymgeisydd a'r llall, ac os darfu i ni fethu yn rhywle gwall gwybodaeth a dim arall ydoedd hyny. (Uchel gymeradwyaeth.) Rev. J. WILLIAMS ELLIS felt great pleasure in rising to propose the health of a gentleman to whom they were indebted for that meeting-he meant their worthy Pre- sident. (Loud cheers). They ought by every means in their power to assist him to conduct and carry on this Society successfully and beneficially to the country. He begged to propose the "health of Mr. LLOYD ED- WARDS,Iong life and happiness to him. (Great cheer- ing). The PRESIDENT thanked them for the liberal support accorded to him on that occasion. He really did not de- serve the merit of being the originator of that Society. It was Mr. Douglas, of the North WaltS Chronicle, that first suggested and threw out the hint about its forma- tion. Thinking it a most reasonable suggestion, he (the President) took it up and by the support of the gentlemen present, they succeeded in bringing it to its present state, which he really believed was most satis- factory. (Cheers). He most cordially drank their health, and sincerely wished the Society would go on and prosper, and that the High Sheriff would beat them all clean next year at Portmadoc. (Applause). Mr. ELLIS, the Hon. Secretary, read a list of theprizes awarded at the meeting, which will appear in our next paper. Ho also said that since he came to that room, a protest had been entered against the prize awarded for one of the stallions, which would be enquired into. The PBB8JD18I proposed the "successful candidates, coupled with the name of the Rev. O. Ll. Williams, Boiliean. Rev. O. Ll. Williams briefly' returned"thanks. Song-" Afonig Fechan ar ei thaith," by Mr. Evan Jones. The PRESIDENT next proposed the health of the gentlemen who acted as secretaries (Messrs Ellis and Jones)," and thanked them for their strict attention to that day's proceedings. (Cheers j. Mr. B- r. ELLIS appreciated the compliment paid to them as secretaries, but said he could n ppropriate but little merit for what he had done; if any merit was due, the under-secretary alone was entitled to it. (Ap. plause.) Rev. ST. G, A. WILLIAMS proposed the health of a gentleman present, who he was glad to see taking consid- erable interest in that day's proceedings. lie meant Captain Jones Parry," whom he wished to see oftener among them. (Cheers). Captain JONES PARHY said it was a source of extreme gratification to him to see the Society making such a good beginning, and hoped it would soon grow as big as the tower which he saw before him [meaning Mr. Grif- fith, of the Tower [nn]. He need not dilate to them upon the advantages ot agriculture, because that they appreciated more than he did. He confessed he was not a practical agriculturist. He admired and esteemed j it in theory but had little experience of it. They had been placed by Providence in a country where the soil might, by proper management, be made very productive. (Hear, hear). And it was the object of this Society, he presumed to get all to put their shoulders to the wheel; and if they had not as large a shoulder as their worthy President, let all the little shoulders be put together, and by and bye they would succeed in getting it round. (Cheers and laughter). The PRESIDENT proposed the health of Captain Hughes, and the Pwllheli Volunteers," with many thanks to him for his exertions in the formation of the corps. Captain HUGHES returned thanks in a neat speech. liev. D. PUGH begged to propose the health of the landowners of that district," who had come forward to encourage the formation of that Society, which he hoped would continue to prosper. He could not see why it should not prosper. As far as that day went, the Show was pronounced to be quite equal to those held at the other end of the county. But a great many came there without exhibiting at all. He hoped that next year, those gentlemen would contribute their quota to the Show at Portmadoc. (Applause). Captain JONES PARRY again rose to return thanks for the landowners of that district, who always came for- ward,he thought, to promote the welfare of the country generally. No thanks to them; it was simply their interest and duty to do so. But it was not often they found people who would do that which was most con- ducive to their own interests. (Hear, hear). He hoped they would do everything they could in that direction, and he was persuaded they could not do so with better effect than by encouraging agriculture. (Cheers). It was not merely the money value of the prizes offered by this Society that did them good; but it was by stirring them up to compete one with another, that they gra- dually adopted an improved mode of tillage, till they approached that perfection, from which he was afraid they were a little behind the age. They had a railway in prospect through that part of the county-though he was afraid it was somewhat distant from them. How- ever, he hoped it would come in his life-time, by which they would make a great step in advance, and might be able to compete upon equal terms, with those who reside in the railway districts. (Cheers) As a landowner, he had not experimented much himself. He had done a great deal in draining and manuring, and farm buidings, which were very essential for the tenant farmers, because it was impossible for the farmer to do justice to what he held, unless his buildings were put in proper state of repair. As soon as he got rid of that which he had now in hand, he thought of devoting his attention to practical agriculture. (Applause). IHOS. H. ROBERTS, Fsq., proposed the "Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Agricultural Society," of which, he supposed, theirs was abraiich. Captain HAYWARD said, as frequent allusions had been made during the evening to the railway, he might state, as one of the directors of the Carnarvonshire Rail- way, that he bad reason to believe that there would be no further delay in the construction of that line. (Loud cheering.) The PRESIDENT said that nothing in the world could be more satisfactory to the inhabitants of that part of the country than the statement of Captain Hayward; be- cause he certainly thought they had been somewhat illused with respect to that railway. (Hear, hear) He had no doubt Captain Hayward had good grounds for making the statement he had ma(le.f here was a very old friend of his, whose intention had been to be present that day. He was a man much attached to agriculture during a long life; and nothing would have given him (the President) greater pleasure than to see his friend, Mr. Mathew, of Wern, among them. (Cheers.) They owed to Englishmen a great debt of gratitude for set- tling among them, and devoting their time, energies, and capital in the development of the resources of this country. Were it not for Saxon gold their mountains would not have yielded the treasures which now were a great source of wealth and comfort to the people. Mr. Mathew was among the oldest who had devoted his capital in that direction. He had, therefore, great plea- sure in proposing the health of "Mr. Mathew, and the English residents in Wales." Rev. T. JOJlES begged to propose the health of a young gentleman who had recently returned from his travels in the east. He was glad to see him present that evening, and begged to propose the health of Mr. Francis Lloyd Edwards." (Applause.) Mr. F. LLOYD EDWARDS returned thanks in a mat speech. Mr. R. J. DAVIDS gave the "Unsuccessful Candidates." He also offered a prize of five pounds to the tenant far- mer who shall in the most efficient manner save the mtn- ure on his farm for agricultural purposes. [This will be advertised in the usual way with the other prizes.] The PRESIDENT after an allusion to the assistance ren- dered to him on the occasion by Mr. Ellis Jones and IIr. Parkes, Efailnewydd, proposed the closing toast, Our next merry meeting." Among the gentlemen present at the dinner or on the ground, we noticed :-R. Lloyd Edwards, Esq., President; Capt. Owen, Vice President; Major Nanney, Gwynfrjn T. L. D. Jones Parry, Esq., Madryn S. O. Priestly, Eiq., Tryfan; Admiral Ogle; F. W. Lloyd Edwards, Esq-; Ll. Turner, Esq., Mayor of CarnarvonRev. St. G. Arm- strong Williams; Rev. J. WilIbms Ellis, Glssfryn; J. G. Jones, Esq., Bronheulog; Captain Hayward, E. An- wyl Owen, Esq. T. G. Picton Jones, Esq.; Owen Evans, Esq, Tynycoed Rev John Evans, Llanllechid; Rev J Owen, Llaniestyn; CPearson, Esq, Brynseiont; Rev T Jones, Llpnengan Rev T Richards, Llangian Rev D Pugh, Abererch Rev 0 LI Williams, Bodfean Rev R E Priestley B T Ellis, Esq, Rhyllech 0 Griffith, Esq G Jones, Esq, Pwllheli; Rev W 0 Williams, ditto; Capt Hunter Hughes Capt Carreg Ll P Jones, Esq, Bryn- llaeth Rev R Hughes, Uwchlaw'rffynon J Atkinson, Esq, Wig J Smith, Esq, Tynewydd; Messrs John Ed- wards, E Humphreys, Carnarvon R Jones, ditto R J Davids, ditto A Searrell; M Roberts, Pwllheli; John Evans, ditto Watkins, Muriau E Williams, Bryn- moelyn; J Williams, Esq, Talarvor Lieutenant Knee- shaw Hugh Jones, M R C V S; Ellis Jones, Llymgwyn Mr Lloyd, Neston; J Willliams; R B Jones, &e.

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