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The tillers of the soil turned out in good force to witness the contests for supremacy in the art of ploughing on Wednesday last. The took place in Mr Thos. Fraser’s paddock, near the iron bridge beyond Wallace!own. The judges had some troiitale in picking the winners in the various classes, and the ploughing all round was very good. The day was fine after the recent frosts. The jumping brought out a number of horses, and competition was fairly keen. A word of praise is due to the worthy secretary, Mr J. A. Mitchell, who proved a host in himself, and kept things going merrily. Besides that, he made a special' effort, and was instrumental in securing a large number of special prizes. Following is the prize-list :

CLASS A.—CHAMPION DOUBLE FURROW. First prize £7 10s and double furrow plougli, presented toy Messrs .Reid and Gray, to be won. twicel not necessarily in succession, and gold med. al (presented by the president, Mr Geo. Young) ; 2nd, £6 ; 3rd, £5 ; 4th, £4 ; sth, £3 ; 6th, framed picture, gift of Mr M. Chiaroni. Ploughman, Maker.. 1 — D. Hardic Reid and Gray 2C. Lindsay do 3 John Turnbull do 4T. Hall do 5 James Turnbull do 6W. A. Gray do Best Break, 100 forest trees, gift of Messrs J. Lonnie and Sons. —John Turnbull. Best'finish, 10s, gift of Messrs Mac-g-regor, Nisbet and Co. —James Turnbull. Straightest ploughing, box of tea, gift of Messrs Todd and Co. —D. Hardie. Best outs and ins, tin of biscuits, gift of Messrs Kingsland and Co. —W. A. Gray. CLASS B. Double furrow, for ploughmen who have never g'ained a first prize in the senior class. —Ist, £5 and gold medal, gift of Mr John McCrostie : 2nd, £4 : 3rd, £3 ; 4th, £2 ; sth, £1 ; 6th, case of oranges, gift of Messrs -McKay Bros. ; 7th; set milk dishes, gift of Mr R. G. Spiers. Ploughman Maker. 1— John B. Lindsay Reid and Gray 2 Georg./ Gray do 3 Andrew Blakio do 4 Lindsay do 5 John Brown, jnr. do 6 William Gray, jnr. do 7 John Smith do Best break, round corned beef, valued 10s Gd. gift of Glasgow Butchery Co. —A. Blakie.; Best finish, round beef, value 10s, gift of D. R. Jones and Co.—John Smith. Straightest Ploughing—J. B. Lindsay. Best outs and ins.—John Smith. CLASS C.—Single Furrow, with or without wheels—lst prize £4 and sot of two horse swinglotrees (gift of Mr Gardner, Waikiwl) ; 2nd. £3 ; 3rd, £2 ; 4th. £1 10s ; sth, round corn beef, gift of Messrs McKenzie and Harper. Ploughman Maker 1— E. S. King Stevenson &: Sons 2J. Smith Reid and Gray 3 R. Patterson do 4 11. Hubber do o—Chas. Donald Ponton Best break —E. S. King. Best finish—-John Smith. Straightest ploughing—C. Donald. Best outs and ins—C. Donald.

GENERAL SPECIALS. Champ on lot in any class —D. Handle. Best break in anv class—Jno’ Turnbull. Best three-horse team on ground—• John McFarlane. Best three horse team, must be over nine years old—Andrew Blakie. Best groomed three-horse team—J. B. Lindsay. Best matched three-horse team.— J. McFarlane. Best two-horse team. —H. Rubber. Best groomed two-horse team — H. Rubber. Best set of three-horse harness— James Turnbull.

Best set two-horse harness — John Smith. Ploughman from greatest distance —T. Hall. Ploughman with largest family—H. Huh'ber and D. Hardie. Oldest ploughman on the field— R. Patterson. Youngest ploughman on the field— G. Gr a/nt. Last married ploughman—Charles Donald. Quietest worked team on the field— John Smith. Tidiest turn-out on the field in any class —Jas. Turnbull. JUMPING-. Hunters’ Jump—A.. Gerrard’s Snapshot (last year’s winner) Ist ; R. Patterson’s Skookum 2nd, M. Fahey’s Mona 3. High Jump—M. Fahey’s Mona Ist, R. Patterson’s Skookum 2.

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SOUTHLAND CHAMPION Ploughing Match., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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SOUTHLAND CHAMPION Ploughing Match. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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