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most suitable to be employed in cultivation, but a high soil is increasing. (Cheers). But, gentlemen, although chemical knowledge of all the qualities of those restoratives much has undoubtedly been done, still much more remains which in their thousand forms replenish and revive the surface to be accomplished. The whole subject of the application of the ground; consequently, that the duties and functions of manure to the soil, the whole theory of what is termed which constitute the business of a farmer are such as to utilitizing those vast materials which are annually wasted, afford the amplest scope to the greatest efforts, whether and of making them available for the fertilizing of the soil, mental or physical, of the highest order of intelligence which has yet to be carried out to perfection. Many useful discan be brought to bear upon the subject ; and that, if it is coveries, I adinit, have been made, but many more remain pursued in the manner in which it ought to be pursued, in a to be made. It may possibly seem strange if I were to use manner worthy of itself, the man who pursue it as an occu- such an expression as that both agriculture and commerce pation must be a man of active mental as well as of active bodily were still in a state of infancy. Yet it is perfectly true that habits; and the more he exercises those gists of the mind and so much remains to be gradually and steadily accomthat power of thought with which Providence has endowed plished, that, although metaphorically speaking, you have him, the greater and more conspicuous will be his success in covered a good deal of ground, yet there is a great deal his calling. (Cheers.) Gentlemen, my hon, relative, Sir W. more to cover, and we have yet many more sources of Glynne, has congratulated you upon the favourable change wealth and many more means of producing wealth to open which the last few weeks have made upon the prospects of the out than at present exist, and I may also add that many harvest. We have had indeed very serious indications of the re- of those sources are, in my opinion, at the present moment appearance of the potato disease, but, so far as information has entirely unknown. Take, for instance, the case of the sewreached me, I am happy to say these apprehensions are local and age of our great towns, and, above all, take that of London. partial, and, upon the whole, I think we may consider that up to It would hardly be believeil, so extraordinary a thing is it, the present moment the potato crop is in a sounder and more that up to this present moment it is uncertain whether the healthy condition than it has usually appeared to be of late enormous amount of wealth which is undoubtedly conyears. I am afraid it would be a little premature to pronounce tained in that sewage can or can not be realized, and the definitely as yet upon the result of the general harvest, yet

most important qnestions of health connecied with it are it is withio my knowledge, and within the knowledge of some

at this moment unsolved. We are gradually, it is true, of my friends who are most competent to judge, from an ex

getting towards a solution. For a long time we were contensive agricultural experience, that the yield of all descrip. tent, in a manner so slovenly as to be unworthy of any tions of escalents for the present year will be far more con

amount of civilization, to allow that great mass of sewage siderable than it has been for several years past. We must all not only to escape from our land, but to poison the noblest feel very great thankfulness for the measure of favourable of our rivers upon which a great city was built; and it was weather with which the country has been blessed, and the only four years ago, when it pleased Providence to remind prespects wbich farmers bow enjoy. Indeed, the state of the us of our duties, by causing old Father Themes to give us corn market proves pretty conclusively that we enjoy a

notice of his displeasure, by sending up one of the most fair prospect of a sufficient supply of food for the abominable and protracted stenches that ever country at reasonable prices during the coming winter.

tered the nostrils of mankind, that we set about a work (Cheers.) If we look at agriculture as a trade, I must

of legislation which involved the expenditure of millions say that I think it impossible not to be struck with its of money, but the consequence of which will be that favourable circumstances. I don't mean to say that agri

in all future time no part of that immense mass of sewculture as a trade will ever be distinguished by the enormous

age will find its way into the river, but the Thames gains which other pursuits may occasionally produce; but

will become again what it was originally-a pure and beautithen, inasmuch as agriculture is by far the most healthy, by

ful river. That great work is now almost completed; and far the most agreeable, and, on the whole, by far the most

very shortly the mass of gewage to which I have alluded will satisfactory of all pursuits, it would be a very unequal distri

be available to be experimented upon, in order to see at what bution of the benefits of Providence it agriculture had coupled

cost the deleterious particles can be separated, and the

Without prewith all these advantages an overbearing share of the profits fertilizing properties applied to the soil. of industry (Hear, hear). Apart from the condition of agri

suming to pronounce any opinion upon the subject, I cannot culture as a trade, it is impossible not to consider its social help feeling sanguine as to the results of those experiments, condition, and those relations of class to class which are so

and that eventually the sewage of London, instead of being a intimately bound up with the whole of its functions and

means of poisoning the stream, will be a fertilizing agent of operations-an overpowering evidence that whatever changes

the greatest value. There are, however, numerous other in. take place in the country, the older she grows she does not

provements in agriculture with which you are extensively acgrow weaker (cheers)—that those ties which unite one class quainted; and while you have reduced the necessity for to another do not with the lapse of years become feebler than

actual manual labour in the field, you have rendered necesthey were before, but, on the contrary, it is our belief that

sary the employment of a higher and more intelligent class the confideoce of class in class, each one class in every other,

than were formerly employed. You have, indeed, achieved is growing stronger and stronger from year to year, and that great progress both in the spplication of manure and the the whole social fabric, which depends on the union of all

mode of cultivating the ground. Great, however, as that classes, is gradually acquiring a broader, deeper, and firmer progress has been, I believe that still more remains to be foundation (cheers). Il it be true that the pursuit of the achieved. It was once thought that the cultivation of the farmer is not a pursuit which has been attended with the

land bad reached its limits, and no more could be obtained realization of sudden and enormous profits-if it be true that

from it. It is perfectly true that to some extent this will the wages of agricultural labourers are as a general rule always be a corn-producing country; but at the same time somewhat below those of the gains of the mechanics and

you will recollect that, while we grow a great quantity of operatives of this country--the farmers are not exposed to the

corn, the people are now go increased in numbers, that there reverses which we see at this moment, with the deepest feeling

is an enormous demand for all kinds of esculents which the of regret, spreading over the very heart of the manufacturing farmers fiud it profitable to grow, and consequently, to some district, and which have totally paralyzed the hand of manu

extent, we do throw ourselves on foreign nations for a supply facturing industry, and the peasant is not exposed to the total

of corn, and no doubt, more or less, we sball always do so. loss of his employment from causes not only beyond his own

At the same time, this is fraught with good, because, while control, but which it was perfectly impossible for any man to

other nations supply us with corn, our commerce is extended, foresee or to prevent (Hear). Gentlemen, it is a happy

and while, on the one hand, there is an immense saving of social conditiou in which you live, and besides being

a happy labour here, we strengthen those bouds of amity and corsocial condition it is a sound economical condition. If it be diality which should exist among all the nations of the

world. true that great and brilliant prospects do not commonly attend I believe you will, however, find that the present products of your business, it is equally true that the dangerous element of

the soil in this land have by no means reached their maximum. gambliog which enters of necessity into some descriptions of hu

At the same time, in no part of the kingdom have enterprise man enterprise is almost entirely absent from yours; and it is

and skill been rewarded with a more visible increase than in also true that, moderately and gradually

, but steadily, and with the Principality of Wales. (The right hon, gentleman reevery prospect of permanence, the wealth as well as the intelli- sumed his seat amid loud cheering.) gence of the classes connected with the cultiyation of the Several other toasts were given, and the meeting separated, AN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FOR HEREFORDSHIRE AND SOUTH WALES.

Ever since the refusal of the Council of the Royal Society think that the idea was worthy of being entertained (cheere). to fix the 1863 meeting at Hereford, efforts have been made la conclusion he again begged to thank them for the kind to get ur a second West of Evgland for the counties of compliment they had paid him (cheers). Hereford, Monmouth, Brecon, Glamorgan, &c.; but until The CHAIRMAN said there was only one toast left to pro Wednesday, Sept. 24, the question has only been mooted pri pose, but before proposing it be begged to offer a few observavately. On that day, however, at the Abergavenny Agricul- tions on the remarks that had fallen from his friend Mr. tural Society's dinner, it was publicly broached by R. Duck Duckham. He thought those observations were not ouly dehum, Esq., Lord Llanover, and others. His lordship presided serving of consideration, but that they ought to be taken up upon the occasion, and in the course of the evening gave seriously, with a view to their being carried out (cheers). the Health of the Judges of Stock.

Mr. Duckham held a position of importance in the county of Mr. T. DUCKHAM, editor of the Herd Book, rose to return Hereford, and in the city of Hereford very shortly a meeting thanks, and was received with very flattering marks of would be beld, at which a great number of persons connected applause. He said he rose to acknowledge the very kind with agriculture would be present. Possibly he might be at compliment passed upon him by his lordship as one of the that meeting, and he would suggest to Mr. Dackbam that he judges of stock, and in doing so he certainly could with should call the attention of the great agriculturists who would truth say, in the words of Captain Hill, that he was quite assemble there to the object that he had propounded that taken aback by his lordship's kindly expressions; indeed, he evening, when, no doubt, it would be taken up warmly by felt that his lordship had eulogised him more than he really them; and he could only say that, as an individual, he would deserved. But, having been asked to visit them as a judge give it all the assistance in his power, and do what he could in conjunction with other gentlemen, he at once availed to launch it with Mr. Duckham's aid, and the aid of the geshimself of coming to that part of the country, willing tlemen of the county (cheers). Mr. Duckbam knew as well and ready to render any assistance it was in his power as he did the cause of the Royal Society not going to Hereto give (cheers). He had long, felt how much im, tord. When they went to the Royal Agricultural Society for provement was to be effected in the breed of stock, and

the purpose of submitting the claims of Hereford for the show he had been for some years a strenuous advocate of agri- for 1863, they were unfortunate in obtaining the proposition cultural societies (cheers). Now, with regard to the stock laid before the Council, who decided that Worcester should shown to-day, he could only say it was, as Mr. Edwards had

have the show next year; and in all human probability they observed, " a select lot," and, unfortunately, some of the would never see it at Hereford, because people in other parts classes for compe:ition did not fill, whilst in others there would say, “ Why should Hereford or Monmouth come forwas no competition; but those animals which showed a single ward P" They would say, "We can't give you the show in appearance were of such a character that the judges felt Hereford or Cardiff, as you had one so recently at Worcester, justified in awarding to them a prize (cheers). They had which was of great advantage to you.” Now Mr. Duckbam certainly seen animals in higher condition, but the class of and himself thought at the meeting that Hereford was fairly animals produced before them that day was of a superior entitled to the show, and Cardiff, from its locality, was also kind (cheers). There were very good specimens of dif- entitled to it; but if they waited till they got it from the ferent classes, which reflected great credit upon the gentle Royal Society, they would have to wait till doomsday (Hear, men to whom they belonged (cheers). Now, with regard to hear). Mr. Duckham had said that those meetings not only agricultural societies, there were many persons who that if promoted good feelings among men, but they also promoted local societies were done away with, and the whole amalga the progress of agriculture. He (Lord Llanover) agreed mated into one monster society, the cause of agriculture with him in that, and thought that, useful as this society would be much more benefited (Hear, hear). Well, he

was, it would be much better if carried out on a larger thought that such gatherings as the present stimulated scale, 10 as to take in all parts; thus doing good in men to greater exertions, and in their immediate dis.

their own immediate locality, and throughou the entire tricts did a great deal of good (eheers); at the same districts by which they were surrounded (cheers). It was time, however, he thought they were not of that cha. with this view he coincided with what had fallen from Mr. racter which was required in the present day to fully Duckham, and again he would repeat that he should be bappy bring out the improvements effected in agricultural machinery

to lend him all the assistance in his power to carry out the and implements. In touching upon this topic he would allude object he had in view, and which would be a greal benefit to to the Welsh and border counties, which, whilst possessing Herefordshire and to the whole of South Wales (cheers). an agricultural character, were completely shut out from Now if South Wales was considered too large for the Society, witnessing the vast improvements that had been and were being made (cheers). Now, the Royal Agricultural Society fined to Herefordshire, Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire, and

then let the Society, as suggested by Mr. Duckham, be coowas of that monstrous size, that they never could hope to get Breconsbire. That would be a large sphere for action, and, if it to come into any town in Wales ; in fact, the reason assigned it be found to answer, then its operations could be extended why Hereford bad not been selected for the Royal Society's

to other counties, which could come in and derive the advanShow in 1863, was because there was not sufficient room to accommodate them. ("Ob, oh.”). Seeing this state of things, in the first instance to limit themselves to those four counties,

tages the institution offered (cheers). He thought it advisable it was thought that if the Welsh and border counties with all combining agricultural districts, with one of them the Hereford, could form one good agricultural Society, they would be able to get up a most excelleut meeting, large enough to largest manufacturing and commercial district in the world.

If they did that, they would no doubt succeed in the proposiwarrant the large implement manufacturers of the kingdom to come down and penetrate those parts of the country the by giving the healths of the Secretaries (loud cheers).

tion propounded (cheers). The noble chairman concluded Royal Agricultural Society could not come to in consequence of its increased size (cheers). If they got such a society they

Mr. P. MORGAN returned thanks in a brief but appropriate would find it to be a great benefit. In the Welsh and border speech. counties there were many men who would not or could not go Col. CLIFFORD proposed the health of the noble Chairman. into the midland and distant counties to see the Royal The CHAIRMAN, in returning thanks, alluded to the kindSociety ; but if a similar society was brought, as it were, ness bimself and lady and his family had always received at within a few miles of their own doors, they would go to its the hands of the inhabitants of Abergavenny, and assured the meetings; and then what they saw would 800n cause them to meeting that Lady Llanover and himself would always consitbiok; and having once begun think, they would go on in- der it a pleasing duty to do all that lay in their power to proquiring and improving, for they all knew that thinking was mote the interests of the town and district. The noble Lord the foundation of progress (cheers). He threw out those hints then nominated the Hon. Col, Butler as president for the ento his lordship as a man of practical experience, and he did suing year.

STAFFORDSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.

MEETING AT NEWCASTLE.

Alkmonton.

maston.

This meeting, which was held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Mr. John Faulkner, Bretby Farm, Burton-on-Trent. ComThursday, Sept. 23, 24, 25, was a great success. The following mended : Mr. John Faulkner. is a list of the prizes :

Ox or steer.--First prize, £6, and second, £4, the Earl of CATTLE.

Shrewsbury and Talbot. Highly commended : Mr. Sneyd,

Keele Hall.
SHORTHORN 8.

SHEEP.
JUDGES. -Mr. B. Swaffield, Pilsbury, Ashbourne.
Mr. John Woods, Clepston Park, Mansfield.

LEICESTER OR OTHER LONG.WOOLLED BREED. Balls. First prize, £10, and the Society's Silver Medal,

JUDGES.--Mr. B. Swaffield, Pilsbury, Ashbourne. Mr. Joseph Bickford, Oxley, Wolverhampton. Second, £5,

Mr. John Woods, Clepston Park, Mansfield. Mr. Jobu Darling, Beaudesert Farm, Rugeley.

Rams.-First prize, £5, and the Society's Silver Medal, Yearling balls.--First prize, £10, and the Society's Silver Mr. W. Dester, Seckington. Sec £3, Mr. W. Dester. Medal, Mr. Edward H. Martin, jun., Bar Hill House, Made- Commended : Mr. E. Foster, Alkmonton ; and Mr. Sneyd, ley. Second, £5, Mr. John Lathbury, Wetmoor, Burton. Keele Hall. Highly commended : Mr. J. W. Philips, Heybridge. Com- Shearling rams.-First prize, £5, Mr. W. Dester, Seckingmended : Mr. Soegd, Keele Hall; and Mr. Francis Hopwood, ton. Second, £3, Mr. H. Chandos Pole, Barton Fields. Rowney, Market Drayton.

Highly commended : Mr. William Dester, Seckington. ComBull calves. First prize, £5, the Duke of Sutherland. mended : Mr. H. Chandos Pole ; and Mr. Edward Foster, Second, £2 10s., Mr. John Ironmonger, Measham, Atberstone. Highly commended: Mr. W. Bradburn, Hilton, Wol.

Ram lambs.-First prize, £3, Mr. William Dester. Severbampton.

cond, £2, Mr. Henry Harper, Hatherton Hall. Highly comCows.--First prize, £6, Mr. John W. Philips, Heybridge. mended : Mr. William Dester. Second, £4, the Duke of Sutherland. Commended : Mr.

Breeding ewes. First prize, £3, Mr. H. Chandos Pole. Sneyd, Keele Hall; and Messrs. T. C. and S. Smith, Ad. Second, £2, Mr. Edward Foster. Commended : Mr. Isaac

Aston, Meaford Farm. Two-year-old heifers pairs.-First prize, £6, Mr. John

Shearling ewes. First prize, £3, Mr. H. Chandos Pole. W. Philips, Heybridge. Second, £4, Mr. John Faulkner, Second, £2, Mr. James Young, Keele. Bretby Farm, Burton-on-Trent. Highly commended: Mr.

Ewe lambs.--First prize, £3, Mr. H. Chandos Pole. SeThomas Carrington, Eatou Doveridge, Derby ; and Mr. Sneyd, cond, Mr. Isaac Aston. Keele Hall, Yearling heifers in pairs.--First prize, £5, Mr. Sneyd, Keele

SHROPSHIRE AND BLACK OR GREY FACED. Hall. Second, £3, Mr. George Mitchel, Newton Solney, Judges. Mr. W. Cheatle, Wigginton Fields, Tamworth. Burton-on-Trent.

Mr. C. Clarke, Dumbletoo, Evesham. ANY BREED BEST ADAPTED FOR DAIRY

Mr. Geo. Cureton, the Beam House, Shrewsbury. PURPOSES.

Rams.-First prize, £5, and the Society's Silver Medal, Mr. JUDGES. -Mr. John Booth, Macclesfield.

W.0. Foster, M.P., Kinver Hill, Stourbridge. Second, £3, Mr. F. Smith, Tissington.

Mr. J. H. Bradburne, Pipe Place. Commended : Mr. R. H. Mr. Joseph Woolf, Hasliogden, Crewe. Masfen, Pendeford. Bulls.-First prize, £8, and the Society's Silver Medal, Mr.

Shearling ramy.–First prize, £5, Mr. W. O. Foster, M.P. John Brawn, Shelfield, Walsall. Second, £4, Mr. Wm. Mar: Second, £3, Mr. John H. Bradburne. son, Acton Trussell, Stafford. Commended : Mr. John

Ram lambs. First prize, £3, the Earl of Dartmouth. Joboston, Yew Tree, Keele.

Second, £2, Mr. John Stubbs, Weston Hall. Commended : Cows in pairs.--First prize, offered by Mr. A. J. B. Beres

Mr. Wm. Collins, Aston ; and Mr. W.0. Foster, M.P. ford Hope, £10 10s., Mr. James Bakewell, Moor House,

Breeding ewes. First prize, £3, Mr. W. O. Foster, M.P. Uttoxeter. Second, offered by the Society, £7 78., Mr. Sa. Second, £2, Mr. John H. Bradburne. Highly commended : muel Peake, Lammascote, Scafford. Highly Commended :

Mr. Johu Coxon, Freeford. Commended : Mr. Chas. ReyMr. Taos. Carrington Smith, Birdsgrove Farm, Ashbourn.

nolds Keeling, Yew Tree Farm. Two-year-old heifers in pairs. -- First prize, £5, Mr. John Shearling ewes.-First prize, £3, Mr. W. O. Foster, M.P. Minor, Ternhill

, Market Drayton. Second, £3, Mr. Thomas Second, £, Colonel Dyott, Freeford. Highly commended Carrington, Eaton Doveridge, Derby.

and commended : Mr. Wm. Grindley, Weeping Cross. Yearling heifers in pairs.--First prize, £4, Mr. T. Carring

Ewe lambs. First prize, £3, Mr. W. 0. Foster, M.P. ton, Eaton Doveridge. Second, £2, Mr. Abrabam Barlow, Second, £2, Mr. G. A. May, Elford Park. Highly comChatcull, Ecclesball.

mended : Mr. Thomas Marsh, The Heamies. AYRSHIRE.

PIGS.
JUDGES.-Mr. John Bootb, Macclesfield.

JUDGES.-Mr. John Booth, Macclesfield.
Mr. F. Smith, Tissington.

Mr. F. Smith, Tiggiugton.
Mr. Joseph Woolf, Haslingden, Crewe.

Mr. Joseph Woolf, Hasliogden, Crewe.
Cows in pairs.-Prizes offered by Mr. C, M. Campbell.
First prize, £3 38., Mr. W. H. Ralston, Keele. Second, worth, Gorsty Fields, Barton Blount, Derby. Second, £2,

Boars of a large breed.--First prize, £4, Mr. James Hawk£2 2s., the Duke of Sutherland.

Mr. James M Masters, Silverdale.
FAT CATTLE.

Sows of a large breed.-Fırst prize, £4, Mr. Peter Wright, JUDGES.-Mr. W. Cheatle, Wigginton Fields, Tamworth.

Church Minshull. Second, £2, Mr. James M Masters, SilMr. C. Clarke, Dumbleton, Eveshan.

verdale. Highly commended : Mrs. Ethel Bourne, HilderMr. Geo. Cureton, the Beam House, Shrewsbury. stone Hall, Stone; and Mr. Peter Wright.

Boars of a small breed,-First prize, £4, Mr. R. T. AdderCow or heifer. „First prize, offered by Mr. Beresford Hope, ley, Barlaston Hall. Second, £2, Mr. Jobn Darling, Beau£6, Mr. Sneyd, Keele Hall. Second, also offered by Mr. desert Farm. Hope, £4, the Duke of Sutherland. Highly commended : Sows of a spall breed.–First prize, £4, Viscount Hill. Second, £2, Mr. John Darling. Highly commended : Mr. R. Yearling fillies.-First prize, £4, the Earl of Shrewsbury T. Adderley; and Mrs. Ethel Bourne, Hilderstone.

and Talbot. Second, £2, Stonetrough Colliery Company. Store pigs of any breed.-First prize, £4, Mr. Peter Wright, Church Minshuil (large breed). Second, £2, Mr.

HUNTING HORSES. Charles Keeling, White House, Newcastle (small breed).

JUDGES. Mr. E. Phillips, Bushbury, Wolverhampton. HORSES.

Mr. C. Randell, Chadbury, Evesham. HORSES FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES. Four-year-old gelding or filly.--A prize of £25, offered by JUDGE8.-Mr. James Belcher, Gnosall.

gentlemen of Mr. Meynell's Hunt, Mr. Charles Stubbs, Pres. Mr. Pakeman, Sutton-on-the-Hill, Derbyshire.

ton Hill, Least Speed. Highly commended : Mr. E. H. MarEntire horses. First prize, £10, and the Society's Silver Thomas

P. Moss, Winnington, Market Drayton.

tin, jun., Barr Hill House, Madeley Commended : Mr. Medal, Mr. Joseph Yeomans, Pennymore Hay, Shareshill

. Second, £6, Mr. John Manning, Orlingbury, Welliogborough. offered by gentlemen of the North Staffordshire Hunt, Mr.

Gelding or mare, exceeding five years old.- A prize of £20, Geldings or mares, in pairs. - First prize, £10, Mr. Wm. George Johnson, Talk-o'-th-Hill. Collins, Aston. Second, £6, Mr. John Sidney, Wobaston, Wolverhampton.

Three-year-old gelding or filly. A prize of £10, offered by Mare and foal.— First prize, £8, Mr. John Nickisson, jun., the Society, Mr. John Minor, Tern Hill. High Omley Mapor, Newport.

Brood mare and foal.- A prize of £10, Mr. J. W. Philips,

Second, Mr. Richard T. Heybridge. Commended : Mr. Jobn Minor, Tern Hill.
Beckett, Oulton Farm, Tarporley.
Two-year-old geldings. First prize, £4, Mr. William

EXTRA STOCK.
Brewster, Whiston Hall, Penkridge. Second, .£2, Mr. Wm.
Chester, Acton.

CATTLE.--A Silver Medal was awarded to Mr. Sneyd, Two-year-old fillies. --First prize, £4, Mr. John Bagnall, Keele Hall

. Mr. Sneyd was also commended. Draycot. Second, £2, Mr. James Young, Keele.

Horses.-A Silver Medal was awarded to Mr. Henry Yearling geldings. First prize, £4, Mr. Joseph Warrilow,

Wardle. Leese House Farm, Draycot. Second, £2, Mr. John Bras- SHEEP.-Mr. Edward Foster, Alkmonton, received a Sil. sington, Barlaston.

ver Medal.

sum.

SALE OF THE NORTH FRITH HERD. Another high-and what is better still, a thoroughly bonest, and Kentish Gwynne very much so; and Waterloo 28th had -average has been added to Shorthorn history. It is an to sink 26 guineas of her call.price at Mr. Bolden's sale unwonted sight to see many of our crack Shortborn breeders in '60. flocking down to Kent in search of blood; but such was the The sale of Fourth Duke of Thorndale was the great fescase on Wednesday, Sept. 24, when North Prith was the tryst, ture of the afternoon. Two or three herd-owners were preand, as at Dave End in May," a bit of Bates” the watchword. pared to give 200 guineas for bim; but Captain Gunter

Mr. Hales's career as a Shorthorn breeder has been only of chopped them down at starting, by putting him in at that short duration, and dates back no farther than the spring of We believe that Mr. Savidge had a bid or two after '56. Like many others, he has found that to keep in the that, on behalf of the Saraden herd; but the real struggle was front rank required more attention and anxiety than he cared from end to end between the Captain and Lord Exeter's to bestow upon it; and this, combined with other reasons, agent, and ended in his lordship’s favour, at 410 guineaa. It made him determine upon making his dashing 400-guinea was said that the Burleigh commission was simply, “Buy purchase of Fourth Duke of Thorndale from the Americans, him ;” and we are glad to find that bis lordship has got such and "work up to a leaving." He had his reward, as the bull a good herd-favourite in lieu of the blood sire Nutwith, which not ouly earned him about £250, but he had eight of bis he has ao recently lost. Captain Gunter has his full-sister calves at the sale, full of good hair and quality, and fourteen and two of her daughters, and only intended to have pred cow, and heiters served by him.

him to four or five of his females. Second Duke of Kent, by The lots, three of which went to Germany, were not fat, Sonnambulist (17015), from Moss Rose, was rather plain, but in very fair condition; and only two or three bore traces

and his site was not liked ; but there were no such objections of the Poissy epidemic in the spring. The average for

to her other calf, Marmion, Mr. Davies and Mr. Jonas twenty-six cows and beifers was £56 16s., and for ten bulls Webb had a fine set-to for him ; but the day declared for the and bull-calves £91 58., making a general average of £66 78. Cheshire man. Faustus, from Fuchsia 5th, was a very grand 8d., and a total of £2,389 168. Adding-in one hundred calf; and so thought Mr. Surtees, who designs him to be one Southdown ewes and ten rams at £2 6., twenty-nine York of the heads of the Dane End herd No. 2. The following is sbire pigs at £3 48., and ten Berkshire pigs (all the sows

the list of prices : with litters of six or seven) at £7 38. 6d., and a cattle-van

COWS AND HEIFERS. (Mr. A. J. Robarts) at 31 guineas, we have a total of £2,839 Charmer, 5th, roan, calved December 31, 1853; got by 18s. 6d. The Southdowns, like the Berksbire pigs, were Garrick (11506), dam (Charmer 3rd) by Earl of Dublin from the Throckmorton stock, and the Yorksbire pigs of Earl (10178).-J. C. Adkins, Milcote, 42 gs. Duce's, Col. Towneley's, and Mr. Watson's strains.

Queen of Summer, roan, calved June 21, 1854; got by The company was rather select than large; but still there Cardinal (11246), dam (Queen Bees) by Third Duke of was quite a Shorthorn parliament, composed, however, chiefly Oxford (9047).—Sir G, Philips, Weston, Shipston-onof members from the Bates side of the house, and" below the Stour, 30 gs. gang way.”, Mr. Adkins opened the sale by buying back the Janetta 6th, roan, calved in June, 1854; got by Cardinal nine-year-old Charmer 5th, at 18 guineas less than her Mil- (11246), dam (Janeita 2nd) by Belleville (6778).-J. B. cote quotation in 1860; and Imogene also brought 45 gs. less Denton, Stevenage, 24 gs. than her original purchase-money at Mr. Crawley's. Mr. Florimel, roan, calved May 31, 1855 ; got by Duke of CamAtherton had a bid or two for Moss Rose ; and then the bridge (12742), dam (Cyrilla) by Grey Friar (9172).-J. agents of Mr. Robarts and Mr. Ladd Betts fought it out, Hull, Kirkham, Lancashire, 60 gs. the latter just lasting the longest, and giving the last wink Fringe, white, calved November 10, 1856; got by London. to Mr. Strafford for 245 guineas. This grand-daughter of derry (13169), dam (Young Frill) by Broughton Hero Marmaduke and Cambridge Rose Sixth is now rather more (6811) -A. Ward, Farley, 20 gs. than four years old, and has bad two calves; and it will be Imogené, roan, calved April 25, 1866; got by Neptune seen that she made within 15 guineas of her Cobham price (11847), dam (Heroine 2nd) by Albert (8816);-R, Sharp, in '59, and does not leave Kent. Crinoline was rather lame,

35 gs.

41 gs.

Bonny Lass, rich roan, calved November 5, 1856; got by Duke 3rd (15763), dam (Bonny Lass) by Prince Duke

Prince Duke (13507), dam (Bibby) by Fourth Duke of (13507).-J. Hall, 70 gs.
York (40167).-Lemme, for Germany, 50 gs.

Second Kentish Gwynne, white, calved February 15, 1862; Purity, white, calved November 18, 1857; got by Norman got by 4th Duke of Thorndale (17750), dam (Patty

(13394), dam (Janetta 6th) by Cardinal (11246).-R. Gwynne) by Young Benedict (15642).-Bland, Hendon,

Sharp, 60 gs. Fuchsia 5th, red and white, calved December 20, 1857; got Heiress, rich roan, ealved June 4, 1862 ; got by Fourth

by Bates (12452), dam (Fuchsia) by Second Cleveland Duke of Thorndale (17750), dam (Imogene) by Neptune Lad (3408).-Turner, 35 gs.

(11847).-Davis, 64 gs. Chorus, roan, calved March 6, 1858; got by Schamyl Bey Perfection, rich roan, calved July 19, 1862; got by Fourth

(15246), dam (Camilla) by Corporal Trim (11311).- Duke of Thorndale (17750). dam (Purity) by Norman Baron Hertefeld, Prussia, 30 gs.

(13394).-F. Sartoris, Rushden, 35 gs. Alicia, red, calved September 3, 1858; got by Old Buck Concord, red and white, calved September 20, 1862; got by

(15017), dam (Alice) by Monk (11824).-Baron Herte- 4th Duke, dam (Charmer 5th).-F. Sartoris, 16 gs. feld, 36 gs.

BULLS. Moss Rose, roun, calved July 2, 1858; got by Marmaduke

(14897), dam (Cambridge Rose 6th) by 3rd Duke of York Fourth Duke of Thorndale (17750), roan, calved February (10166).-E. S. Betts, Preston Hall, Maidstone, 245

10, 1859; got by Duke of Glo'ster (11382), dam (Duchess guineas,

66th) by 4th Duke of York (10167).—Marquis of Exeter, Kentish Gwyone, white, calved May 3, 1859; got by Duke Burghley, 410 gs.

of Cambridge (12747), dam (Patty Gwynne) by Young Duke of Kent, roan, calved January 25, 1861; got by Benedict (15641).—Downs, 22 gs.

Soonamuunist (17015), dam (Blush Rose) by Marmaduke Crinoline, red, calved May 9, 1859; got by General Havelock (16110), dam (Chrysalis) by Earl of Dublin (10178). Second Duke of Kent, red and white, calved January 26,

(14897).-Lord Braybrook, 32 gs. -J. Robinson, Clifton, Olney, 40 gs. Floretta, rich roan, calved Dec. 8, 1859; got by Carolus

186 1; got by Sonnambulist (17017), dam (Moss Rose) (14246), dam (Florimel) by Duke of Cambridge (12742).

by Marmaduke (14897).-J. Hull, 40 gs. -Sir G. Philips, 70 g8.

Third Kent Oxford, roan, calved March 28, 1861; got by Waterloo 28th, white, calved April 11, 1860; got by Grand

Fourth Duke of Oxford (11387), dam (Patty Gwynne) Duke 3rd (16182), dam (Waterloo 13th) by 3rd Duke of by Young Benedict (15641).-C. Sturgeon, 50 gs. Oxford (9047).-Stiles Rich, Didmarton, Chippenham, Second Kent Oxford, red and white, calved March 26,

1861; got by 4th Duke of Oxford (11387), dam (ImoDuke's Queen, roan, calved February 18, 1860; got by May gene) by Neptune (11847). —Moss, 50 gs.

Duke (13320), dam (Queen of Summer) by Cardinal Athelwald, red, calved May 12, 1862 ; got by Fourth Duke (11246).-A. J. Robarts, Lillingstone, 62 gs.

of Thorndale (17750), dam (Alicia) by Old Buck (16017). Baby, white, calved December 11, 1860; got by Noble -Lemme, 26 gs.

Arthur (16621), dam (Bonny Lass) by Prince Duke Marmion, red and white, caled July 17, 1862; got by (13507).-R. Sharp, 60 gs.

Fourth Duke of Thorndale (17750), dam (Moss Rose) by Surmise 3rd, red and white, calved January 31, 1861; got Marmaduke (14897).-Davies, 155 gs.

by May Duke (13320), dam (Surmise) by Duke of Glos'- The Friar, red and white, calved July 15, 1862; got by ter (11382).-Davies, 64 gs.

Fourth Duke of Thorndale (17750), dam (Florimel) by Purity's Queen 2nd, rich roan, calved March 8, 1861; got by Duke of Cambridge (12742).-N. Barton, Straffan, by Sonnambulist (17015), dam (Parity) by Norman

Ireland, 26 gs. (13394).-R. Sharp, 75 gs.

Faustus, rich roan, calved July 23, 1862; got by Fourth Queen of Kent, red and white, calved April 14, 1861 ; got Duke of Thorndale (17750), dam (Fuchsia 5th) by Bates by Fourth Duke of Oxford (11387), dam (Queen of

(12452).-H. E. Surtees, Dane End, Ware, 50 gs. Summer) by Cardinal (11246).--Lemme, for Germany, Clifford, roan, calved August 16, 1862; got by Fourth Duke

of Thorndale (17760), dam (Chorus) by Schamyl Bey Kent Cherry, roan, calved January 17, 1862 ; got by Cherry (15246).-R. Gelding, 30 gs.

44 gs.

71 gs.

LUDLOW AGRICULTURAL MEETING.

The walls of the almost-unrivalled Ludlow Castle, through | Mr. Hande, the president of the day, dividing the honours the kindness of its poble proprietor, Earl Powis, again en- with Mr. Nightingale. closed some fine clean specimens of the far-famed white-faced The horses were hardly equal to former years, and the pigs Hereford cattle. Although, from the unfortunate prevalence were of a secondary class. of disease, the numbers fell very short of those of bygone Pouring rain during the day tended to depress everything' years, yet there were many choice specimens.

until we arrived at the bountitul provision of mine host of the

Bull," where a large party did good justice to the spread, Mr. Davis's bull stood alone for that interesting premium, under the presidency of Mr. Hands, a tenant farmer, as is the the Grand Sweepstakes, and so his half-brother, Sir Thomas, custom of this Society, supported by Sir C. R. Boughton on with four offspring to three beautiful descendants of Sir Ben- the right, Lord Newport, Sir Baldwyn Leighton, M.P., Mr. jamin (1387), was very justly awarded the first bonours without Botfield, M.P., Hon. Col. Clive, M.P., on the left. Amongst competition. The class of bull calves was not only the strong- the vsual routine of toasts, that of the county members was est of the meeting, but displayed some choice specimens. Mr. proposed by Sir C. R. Boughton, who, in complimenting them Venn's Battersea was reinstated in that position from which for their valuable services, commeoced adverting to the Gamehe bad appeared to have fallen at Leominster, whilst bis victor Law Act of the past session, which caused many oymptoms there and his second supporter at the Royal had to give place of disapprobation; but it was reserved to the drinking of the to Mr. Tudge's Adforton, the third winner at the Royal, and healtbs for the display of that truly characteristic feeling Mr. Roberts's calf, an unnoticed animal at that meeting, stood which is alike the admiration of friend and the dread of the third, thus placing Mr. Turner's Percy with no other distinction foe of a true born Englishman, when out of a company of than a simple commendation. In the other cattle classes, al- nearly a hundred, ouly three voices called out the name “Sir though general excellence prevailed, yet nothing very remark. Baldwyn,” whilst all united in drinking health to his coadjuable appeared, excepting Mr. Turner's beautitul fat cow of tor Lord Newport, thus showing the feeling of the farmers in Leeds, Poissy, and Leominster celebrity.

this district respecting that un-English act of our misrepreThere were several pens of superior Shropshire Down sheep, sentation.

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