BANKS PENINSULA A. AND P. ASSOCIATION.
SIXTH ANNUAL SHOW
The Banks Peninsula A. and P. Association held its sixth annual show on the Awa Iti Domain on Tuesday last. In starting the Peninsula A. and P. Association, the execu tive, in the first place, undertook to lay fcbe foundations of what is undoubtedly now one of the largest country associations in Canter' bury, and for the past six years they have carried out their annual show to a successful issue. The show was first held on the o.d racecourse, whero they utilised the Akavoa County Racing Club's buildings, and this proved a most suitable ground. When the Akaroa County Racing Club had to abandon this ground and obtain one, the tenure of which the Ruciuß Commission approved, it removed its buildings to the Motukarara Domain, and the Association in 1913 held its fifth annual show on the Awa Iti Domain This ground appears to.be eminently suitable fo> - tbe purposes of the Association, as Messrs H. Matson & Co.'s yards are placed at tho disposal cf the Association by the firm for 'ts cattle, sheep and pig classes, while tbe library and County Council Chambers are both on the Domain, and can be utilised by the Association. In changing its ground, the Association was put to a good deal of expense, and at ibs close of Us
finnncial y< ar, after last show, it win m>l , : h> meet it* ii.bil.ies, while it had becorn« thoroughly established with a good plant on its new show ground. Considering tne Keneroua scale up <n which rhn iinnml Rhuw is carried nut. it should Httraui the best exhibits from all nver UnMt.rr.u y, a..d ' csn fairly he paid thi* »*s aceomi.lishpcl on Tuesday. The piimal object of 'he etion id to get a first-class show in every department, and, considering the Association pays first and second prizs'monpy when there is no further compotiiion it o.ui be said lo run its show on the most liberal lines. Beaides this the special prizes, which amounted this year to some £'.'3O, supple' ment the pr z-money, and are an additional attraction. The question of paying out pnzoTGoney where there is no, competition has been debated by the Association on several occasion*, but the proposal to rtis< continue has each time been rejected, as by deleting this condition the Association would be robbed of a number rt valuable exhibits at its annuai show. In viewing the question in thi9 light, the Association ie fostering the usefulness ol A. and P. Associations as long as it is financially strong enough to do so. It is increasingly hard to «et entries each year at the Association's show, however, and this year showed a considerable decline in Beveral of the chief branches. The Association could, of course, considerably ourtail its expenses by giving special prize-money without the Asp6ciation pr ze in many cases. and this would relieve the iinanee if su:h an expodiency is necessary, and would leave a larger margin for carrying , out the snow, wh'e a ground fund could be :4- rtt-il. At presen; the Association has a vtry .-Ulall margin tor its work<n« expenses, and to assure a more soli t financial losicion some of the foregoing suggestiona could ba con. eidpred. The following table shows the number of entries under the various handings at the last four shows, post entries of which there were a very large number, particularly in the flower clsbsbs, not being included :— 1911 1912 1913 1914 Sheep .. ..107 91 64 88 Draught horses .. 69 30 88 32 Light horses .. 120 134 159 142 Cattle .. •■ 67 54 64 101 Pigs.. ..,. .. 12- 23 22 2 Dogs .. •• »" " 17 80 Doraastic produce .. 316 348 283 23;J 'Toials .. 722 704 CS'J 628 As will b9 seen, the chief falling off this year has been in draught hot>o , which were exceptionally good last year, a"d in pigs and domtetic produop, which have shown a large decline from 1912, when there were 348 entries It 13 to be hoped the big increase in tbeca'tie classesl will be maintained at future shows, as there was good competition for all classes suitable for the district. The Assoaiatio'i should not be too parochial, but in many cases district classes would considerably help local interest in the show. There was a large decrease in tne grain and set d-i section, and what should be the strongest classes at a Peninsula show, viz, cheese and cocksfoot, were only meagrely represented in fie case of cocksfoot, whi'e chuese was not rer resented by a single exhibit. Tre baoon classes were also hardly responsible for at' trading an exhibit. The attendance at the Show was almost on a par with previous years, b ing £65, a? com pared with £68 in 1913, £71 in 1912 and £fis in Kill. There was a representative Penin , sula attendance, while the Christchurch and Leestort trains were well patronised. Our member; Hon. U. Heaton Rhodes, was prei sent, also Mr J. C. Free, the Liberal oandidate,
The Little River band supplied the music for ibe Show, and by dint of practice ren dered a very pleasing programme during the day. Tbe arrangements for the public and committee luncheons was well provided for, there being also a publican's booth on the ground. A number of side shows were well natroni ed, the chief of which was a buck - jumping performance. The firm's exhibits were smaller than usual.
The officials of the Show had the ground well laid out, following gear's scheme, and this proved very patisfactor.r. In the jumping events, however, the solid wall jomp urnved a stumbling block to most of the com , patitors, and nvgat have resulted in a serious accident.
Mr W. F. Parkinson the president of the Association, has been most energetic in bringing the Show to a successful issue, and hag been for a number of years vice president Hia connection with the Christchurch Show, of whioh he was president this year, has brought him in touch with maDy exhibitors, and it is mainly duo to his endeavours that such good . entries were received from the outside districts. Mr Parkinson has also judged at mfiny shows in the South Island this year, and as far afHd as Hawke's Bay, 80 that his wide experience in ;bow matters makes him admirably fitted for the position. Bis reaord this year as president of both the Cbriatchurch and Peninsula shows is almost unique in A. and P. history. Mr \V. H. Montgomery, aa founder of the Association, has given invaluable aid as in past years. The position of secretary wai well filled by.Mr A. S. Watson, and in the business portion of the Show Messrs T. Quealy (bon. treasurer), and Mfssra H. Blyth and H- Lewtbwaite Rave much assist ance. The juries, marshals, ar-d class stewards were as follows:-Sheep marshal, Mr A. V Hutcbin?on ; class stewrtrdf,' Messrs J. McQueen, P Hill, li. Russell, J Clarke; Judges— Mr W Anderson (English Leioes' ters, Border Leicesters, Lincoln? and Bom ney Marsh); Mr J, Taylor (Shropshire Downs. Soutbdowns, Ryelnnds and Cross , bred classes), Mr L C Gardiner (fat sheep), drausht horses, Mr H Chapman, marshal; class stewards, Messrs D Cant, J Allen and W Cossar; judge, Mr J Stevmson (light horses), marhal, Mr J Parkinson ; class stewards, Messrs D Anderson, Q Barclay. L Fahey, B Sheen, W.Bailey, T Stanbury, and | F Williams ; judge.' Mr C E Skewngton (cobs and ponies), marshal, Mr Jas Cbapman, class stewards, Messrs W A Gray. T, White, S Birdling and T Brankin ; judge, Mr G L Stead (harness horses), marshall Mr F Hubbard ; ola=s stewards', Messrs F Fahey A E Birdling W Birdling, M Barclay and C Gray ; judge, Mr E E Studholme. Cattle--Judges, Mr F Frampton (Shorthorn), Mr W J Jenkins (Jersey and Holstein), Mr J Par lane (dairy), Mr T S Jb'ord (fat cattle), Mr W Pat ton (working bullooks), marsball, Mr J 0 Coop; stewards, Messrs W Radford, J Rennie A E Harris and V Reed. Pigs—Marshal, Mr T E Wheeler, steward Mr J Wheeler, judge, Mr T D Boag. Domestic produce—Marshal, Mr George TidymaD; stewards, Messrs H French, X and S Reynieh, and V Joblin ; judges Mrs J Anderson (cookery), Mr J X flayward (jam and piokles), Mr F Clayton (bntter and cheese), Mr J Taylor (potatoes and roots), Mr W Scott (grain and eeeds). Dogs—Mr T Feather, marehall; Mr J Chapman, jr, steward; Mr S S Kyle, judge. Flowers—Marshall. Mr T Thompson ; etewards, Missee Jeff- , , Bell, Joblin and McKelvie, Messrs JFK Jamieson and F. Coop, judge. Mr A E Lowe. SHEEP. There was not much competition in most of the ebeep classes, except in crossbred, ha'if'bred classes, fat sheep and lambs. In the special breeds, Mesera J Andrews,-RH Rhodes, A.McLachlen, A R Jarman and T A Stephens were the chief exhibitors and prize-winnere. In the crossbred pens, there were good -entries, Mesare J and W F Parkinson and J Allen gainirjg honours. In the pet lamb class, Miss Agnes Brown won first prize, and in the two tooth cla s Mr T. Thompson.
Results:— j Englieh Leiceeters : Earn, any age (2)— l Andrew J, 2 and special. Bam, under eighteen rnonlh3 (4)— I Andrew 1 and special, B H Rhodes 2 and 3. Wet ewes, any age (4)— l Andrew I and epeoiai, E H llhodee 2, 3 and 4. Two ewes, under eighteen months (2) I Andeew 1 aud special, 11 H Uhodns 2 iiomneys: Knm, any (2) A and 3 Anderson 1, A M'Lachlan 2. liam, under eighteen months (I)— A M'Lachlin 1. Wet ewe, any age (3)— A and J Anderson I, epeoiel and 2, A M'Lachlan 3. Two ewes undor eighteen montbo O)—k M'Lacblan 1 and special.
Shropshirea : Earn, any age (y) — I Andrew 1 and 2 Ram, undor eighteen months (2) — 1 Andrew 1 and 2. Wet ewe. any age (2) — I Andrew 1 and 2. Two ewes, under eighuui months (2)— I Andrew 1 and speoial. boatbdowns: Wet ewe, any age (I)—A 11 Jinnnn 1 and special.
Bjelands: Kam, any oge (I)—I Andrew i and Bpecisl. Kam, under lb montbß (3)—
i > in. w .. - iirni I' A .-lep is ■-.- •>. We- -v f , rtfi-, nga (iJI —1 A l'lrew I, '£ and s|i ci.-il. 'A A Sl'-phens 3 'I wo «c», under eiu'lit-cii months (2)~I Andruw 1 nnd sptcial. T A. •- tephena 2
Cr 'sbreds : Three ewe?, with lambs (2) -
Pa kinson 1 and speci-il, W F Pork neon 2. Three ewes, wMi kuibs, for farmers- o >n.Dg not more than 500 sheep (2)— J Allen 1 and spccinl. Three half bred ewes, witfi (5) -J F Buchanan 1, J Parkinson 2, S T Flarri.-; vh c. Three crossbred hegsrts, '*y Ejf,',li h Leicester ram* (5) — H LenthwaittI and special, Hon, W Muntgomeiy 2, A V Hutchiuson v h c. Five crossbred hoegpt.i ((>) -H Lewthwaite I and ppec : al, Hon W Munlgomorv 2, A V Hutchinson v h c Five lamb 3, any breed, not Down eros) (3) —X Barclay 1, J O Cocp 2. Five Down cross lambs (2)—S T Harris. Five sheep, any weigh , , or srb (6) --I Andrew 1 and special, J Parkinson 2, F G Stanbnry, v h c, J O Coop c. Pet lamb, (8)-Miss Agnes Brown 1.. Mrs F W Crockett 2, Miss Emms v ho, Jean Milligan 3. Two tooth pet (10) — T Thompson 1, Mise Nellie Pa 2, H T Chapman v h c, M Thomas c, DRAUGHT HORSES. The -shibitioncf draught horses was veiy poor compared with lasi year. Results: — Draughts—Entire (1). W 0 Rer.nie's Hallmark 1 and sppcisl. Two-vpar entire (8), X H RhorUs 1 and epecinl. D Mil'ar 2 Gelding (2), Wairewa County Council 1, A B Birdling 2. Tliree year gelding, McLachlan liros. 1. Two year gelding, R W Lochhead 1 and special. " Yearling, G Renn'o 1 and ppeeial. D Millar 2. l« Jenkins 3. Two horse team. Mol-aohlnn U-us. 1, Wairewa County Council 2, Three' horse team, Wairewa County Connoil I and special. Pair hillside horses, L VV Wilson 1 and special, J 0 Toop 2. Spring dray horse, 30c\vt and over, R W Lochhead 1 and spscial, McLachlan Bros. 2 , Wairewa County Counoil v h c, S T Harr iß c. Farmers' spring dray horse, up to J Carr 1 and Rpecial, J Carr 1 and special, j 0 Coop 2. S T Han is he. Pack horse, S g Barclay 1 and special, F Reed 2, A Murr« y v h c. LIGHT HORSES. The classes for light horses filled well throughout, but not quite up to the previous .year's* e'nndnrd. They Ht'P'ftred in r. od condition, and there was fpUndid cornpeiition throughout. Mr J H Selhy's Clarenca wp.a fir t in the 11 store c'nss, Mias Thelma JuckfOd's Corporal Dick first in the 13 stone and lady's hack, 'and Mr J F X Jamieson won in the _15 stone olbbs and for the bo3t mnnnered hack. The Hon. R HRhod's'p The Admiral won as the most u=efu! and active hack, and Mr W D Macphail's Colonel, as a troop horse, and also as most suitublfl for mounted rifle work.
Results: — Light horses—Hackney entire, any app, ./ E Dawson's Hillsborough 1, X Smith's Mftsterman Ready 2 Yearling colt, J W »Payne 1 and special, G Colombus 2. Yearling filly t geldinsr, T E Manbnrv ] nnr] special, A H Clarke 2. Two year old, Mnuld Bros. 1 and special, Mrs H Lucas 2. Miss D Priest vh c. Mare, in foal or with foal, P Fahey I and special. Ele , en stone hack, J H Selby 1 and special, G E Scott 2 VV Thompson vb c. Thirteen stone hack, Miss Thelma Jackson 1 and special, R H Rhodes 2, R J Fleming vh c. Fifteen prone hack, JFK Jamießon 1 and special, F G Stanbury 2, Lady's hack. Miss Thelma Jackson 1 and special, G E Scott 2, R H Rhodes vh c. Miss G Johnson ho. Troop horse, W D McPhail J, R Wright 2. Best mannered hack, JFK Jamipson 1 and special, W D Maephail 2. Most useful and active hack, R H Rhodes I, Miss Thelma I jßck=nn 2. Horse, hest suited for mounted rifle work, W D Macphail 1, R Wright 2. COBS AND PONIES, There was a splendid rntry in th" cobs end ponies. Mr W Griffiths Smith won the cob up to* 15 hands, Mr A E Smith's Tot. child's pony under 12 hands, and Mr W b Watson's Queenie over 13 2 hards out "f a field of fourteen entriG3. L Mntson's Pennot won the rony not over 14 2 hands, with nin* onmpetitori.
Besults: - Cob up to 15 hands, W G Smith 1 and special, F Fahey 2, Miss Tris Montgomery vh o. Child's pony, not over 12 hande, \ E Sraiiti 1 and special, A Wright 2 and vhr. Child's pony, not over 13 2 hnnds, \V F Watson 1 and special, R Sloss 2. AB Smith vb C Mrs J F Buchanan ho Pony entire, not over 14.2 hands. G Cooper's. Merry K ; ng 1 and special, A F Mo6*re 2. Pony, not nvrr 142 hands, L Matson I and special, F W Greave 2, J Chapman v h c. . HARNESS HORSES. The harness dassee provided gaod competition. The winners were—Dog cart, W Hayward & Co.; eingle busuy and gis. S Grahams, jr.; daisy cart. W Griffiths Smith ; trotting horse, D A McHatfcie ; and milk cart horse. J Topp. Results—Dogoart horse, Hayward & Co. 1, X Jamieson 2, F G Stanbury 3. Buggy or gig horse, under 15 2 hands, S Graham, jr., 1, JO Coop 2, TE Stanbury v ho. Daisy cart horsp, under 14.?> hands, W G Smith 1 and special, S Gi'mour 2, J Chapman h c, Mi=s Coop c. TroUinß horse. D H McHattie 1 ond special, W Hay ward & Co. 2, S • Graham, jr.. vho, T G Harppr c. Milk cart horse. A R Jarman 1, J Topp 2 and spec'al, S S Barclay v h c. CATTLE. The cattle c'asses provided the most interesting exhibition ever seen efc the show. The chief prizewinners were A Chamberlain (Shorthorns), HE B Watson (Jerseys), Hon. W Montgomery, T H Over tdn and J 0 Coop (Holsteins), A E and F Birdlinp, F Tavender and A Chamberlain (fat cattle). Mr A E Bkdling's two and three year old builocks were the pick of a fine lot, for which he is a famous breeder in Addington market, while his pen of "three bullocks were fine beaßts. Mr F BirdliDg's fat bullock has a live weight of 21cwt.
Five calves (7): I Breitmeyer 1 end special J Johnson 2, G. Columbus vhc J Reynieh c Yearling Shorthorn bull (2): A Chamber lain 1 and special, T Thompson 2. Two-year Shorthorn bull (1); A Chamberlain 1 nnd sDecial- Shorthorn bull, over two years (1) W B Chamberlain 1 and speoial. Yearling Shorthorn heifer (8); A Chamberlain 1, vhc and special, T White jun 2. Two year Short born heifer (2): A Chamberlain I and spc. cia', v * B Cunninpham 2. Three-year Short horn heifer (1): A. Chamberlain 1 and special Shorthorn cow in milk (1): A Chambprlnin 1 andEpecial Bed polled bull (2): J F Buchanan 1. Yearling Jersey bull (3;: H E B Watson 1, J H Prosser 2, 8 S Barolay vhc Two.year Jersey bull (2); HE B Watson 1, D Millar 2. Two year Jersey bull (1) E. A. Patten 1. Yearling Jersey heifer (6). H E B Watson 1, 2, and special, E A Patten vhc J H Prrsser h c. Two-year Jersey heifer (2) HEB Watson 1 and 2. Jersey cow (3): H E B Wafceon 1 and 2. E A Patton vhc. Yearling Holstien bull. (I) Hon. W Montgomery I. Two year Holetien bull (1). T HOvertonl. Holstien hull over two years (2). J 0 Coop 1, T H Overton 2. Holstien cow in milk (1) H T Chapman 1. Three yealing steers (3); P. Fahey 1. Yaerling heifers (4). A Chamberlain 1 and special, J Beynish2. Dairy cow (4). E, A. Patten 1. Mrs Clough 2. Crossbred dairy cow (2) T G Harper 1, J Londrigon sen. 2 Two or three year c oes bread heifer (7). F. W Crockett 1 and special. G. Columbus 2. J 0 Coop vhc. Three crossbred three>ycar Btoro steers (2), J F Buchanan 1, J. 0 Coop 2. Three crossbred two-year store eteers, (3). J 0 Cnop 1, V Fahey 2. Bullock team W F Parkinson 1 and special, J Chapman 2 and special, E J FlemiDg 3. Bullock driving competition, R J Fleming, F Jenkins, driver 1. J Chapman 2 and special, W F Parkinson vhc. Fat Cattle-Two year bullock, A E Birdline 1, J 0 Coop 2. Tbreeyear bullo'k, A X Hireling I and 2, J 0 Coop vhc. Fat bullock, F G Birrliing 1 and 2, V Cr.iw v h c. Two.yenr heifer, A Chamberlain I, JO Coop 2, Three year heifer, F Tav nder 1, J O Coop 2. Beifer any age, F TavencUr 1.
Cow, A Chamberlain 1, Three bullocks aver
age weigbg not exceeding 8001b, A X 1, J Rennie 2J O Crop vh c Thr™ heifere avtrpge not exceeding 7001b, F Tavender PIGS. Toikshire boar, under 12 months, S T Hnrrpc. Throe porkers, H Eeed 1.
COMPETITION. 'Ihe competitions provided much interest, and Bhould have been got off earlier, while the judgiDg was going on. The jumping was f air, tbe hunting horses giving » good exhbi
ion . walk :g kiQk (6): W. B 1 ai d special. Juup n> poDy (5): VV F Watfon 1 and t-prcia', L. F. Har m!l 2. Ju nper fair hunting f< ncea ri> ere up io 15-t ('2); Mi3s L Rutherforl 1 an I special, W. 0 Berryman 2. Hunter.-ovfr f>iir htiui-ing fences, uj- to 13st 7): F G bowdpn 1 aid ►pe-.ial, J. H f-elby 2. Rot useful nnd act. i\e hack. Hon. R H Rhcde? "The Aimira " I, Miss Th lma Jackson 2. Horse mi'able fT moni tei rifle wo k, Miia B Isberwood'e 'Tommy Atkins" 1, U Wright's "Single Sti ka" 2, W D Macphail's 3. Beet boy rider W F Wa'son 1, B Blake 2. Best girl rider, Mis* May Smith 1, Miss Emmy Smith 2. FLOWER-!. ' In the flower section of the Show there was a fairly good exhibit, the roses and pan. eies being especially good. Mra W H Montr goraery and Mr F Armstrong were the chief exhibitors and prize winners. The flowers were not as good as last year.
Table decorationa, Miss D Field I, Miss V. Burrel 2. Bybnd perpetual rose*, Mrs Montgomf ry 1, F. Armstrong 2. Hybrid tpa roses, Mrs Montgomery 1, Mi.=s Coop 2 Premier rose bloom, F. Armstrong I , Bloom of Marie Van Houten rose, lire Montgomery I, F. Armstrong 2. Rene bhom, F. Arm--ti Dg I, Ms Montgomery 2. Rosea in bowl, Mf3 W F Parkimonl, Mr= Montgomery 2: Tweve roses non previous ptizß.wiiuier-> Mrs Sba der 1. Collection sweet peas, Mru Crcekett 1 an 12, Mi=B Coop vh c. Collection sweat peas in bowl, Mrs Crokett I and 2. Pansies, G Moorland 1, J Craw 2. Twelve pansies in bowl, J Craw 1, J Moorhead 2. Largest pansies, J Moorhead 1, Mies Hilda Jones 2. liowl assorted flowers, Mrs Bar' clay 1, Mrs Crokstc 2, Mrs A Murray h c. Stocks in bow), Mrs J Pirkineon 1. Foliage plant in pot, Mrs Fataey 1, Master B MoManns 2, Gfcraniura in pot, Miss W Paton 1, Misa Elsie Keed 2. Most tastefully ar ranged bowl of sweet peas, Miss Budch 1, Mra Crokett 2. Most tastefully arranged bowl of roses, Mrs F Armstrong I, Mra W F Parkinson 2. Six varieties roses. F Armstrong 1 and 2, Mrs t-'chrader h c. bloom. Mrs A Murray 1, F Armstrong 2. Collection sweet pca ~, Mrs Crokect 1 and 2. Sis pansips, J Moorht-ad 1, J Craw 2, Bowl nsso ted flowers, Mre Crokett 1, Mrs Barclay 2. Collection geranium blooms, Mastar B MoMnnus 1, W Paton 2 Collection native (lowers, Miss Iris Montgomery 1, Miss Ida Blyth 2. Buttonhole, boy or girl under 12 years, Miss Thelma Blyth 1, Mi-s Doris
• lyth 2. Lady's spray, boy or girl uri.ior 15 years, Miss Clara Lewthwaite 1. MibS Doris Blyth 2. Collection flowers, children, G Lewthwaite, D MeManus and R Fnhey 1, Miss Thelma Blyth 2. DOMESTIC PEODUCE, The falling off in domestic produce waa a rather disappointing feature o( the Show when it is remembere-l that in 1912 there wpre 348 entrie3, and this year they w r e only 233 The cookery olneses filled wpjl, but vegetables, grain anl seeds and dairy classes were very pocrly represented.
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BANKS PENINSULA A. AND P. ASSOCIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3456, 27 November 1914
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