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A. AND P. SOCIETY.

The monthly meeting of the Committee of the Otago Ajrricultur&l and Pastoral Society, held this mornt&f?, was attended by the president (Mr James Shiels) and twenty-one members. Messrs Wright, Stephenson, and Co. wrote ottering fifteen guineas for competition at the forthcoming show, to be divided as follows :-£5 5s for Clydesdale entire colts, £5 os for Clydesdale tillies, and £5 5s for Clydesdale horses with three pf progeny.—The offer was accepted. The secretary was instructed to acknowledge the letter and thank the donors for their generosity. A letter was read from His Excellency the Uoyernor's private secretary regretting that, owing to the sitting of Parliament, His Excellency would be unable to be present at the show: Letters in similar terms were also received from the Premier and the Minister of Lands. The Secretary of the Department of Agriculture wrote forwarding copies of a pamphlet issued by the Agricultural Department of New South Wales with reference to the judging of stock by points. the pamphlets were referred to the sub-com-mittee appointed to deal With that matter. the judges for the Various classes at the forthcoming show were appointed as follow:—SheepMerino, Mr John Elliot; Leicester, Mr A. Murnu;r,L;? C 0!?' Mr D - M 'Laren ; Romney, Mr Kobt. Cobb ; Downs, Cheviots, and cross breds, Mr R. Parry. Cattle-Shorthorn, Mr John Sheenan ; Polled Angus Mr Thos. Blackley : Ayrshire, Mr W.Rankin; Alderney and dairy, Mr James Scott. Horses—Draughts (breeding), Messrs J. Austin and R. Davie idrauchts (working), Messrs G. Marshall and J. Donaldson ; carriage and hackney, Messrs J S. Rutherford and W. Griffiths Smith thoroughbreds, cobs and ponies, Mr John btronach; hunter and leaping, combined iudces. Fat stock-Mr F. W. Gunnel!. Pigs-Mr James Uughton. Hams, bacon, and dairy produce—Mr James Gray and Mr W. Sutton. The tender of S. Lean for the luncheon and refreshment privileges was accepted. The Hon. 1. Fergus brought up the question of the advisability of the societ> taking part in the celebration of the Jubilee of the province, and on his motion it was uuanimously resolved—"That this Committee co-operate with other bodies and committees in celebrating the Jubilee of Otago in a fitting and appropriate manner." Sixteen new members were proposed and dulv elected.

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A. AND P. SOCIETY., Evening Star, Issue 10464, 6 November 1897

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A. AND P. SOCIETY. Evening Star, Issue 10464, 6 November 1897

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