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THE GRAND GENERAL SHOW.

Introductobt.

As was expected, the Show opened on Thursday, Nov. 7, was a grand one, but few conoeived that it would have taken such huge proportions as it did assume. The design

was an ambitious one, and the realization must have fully come up to the idea of the most sanguine. That the colony had resources far beyond the staples of wheat, copper, and wool upon which she has chiefly built her fame during the short years of her past history all were aware ; but of the extent of them few had a distinct idea. A grand national exposition of them was therefore necessary, not only to assure our royal visitor of the many degrees in advance of barbarism which we had attained, but also to inform the people of South Australia themselves what the capacities of the colony were. One of the happiest of all tho suggestions given birth to by the visit of His Royal Highness was therefore that of holding a Show

which might form a micrococosm of our products, and present a coup d'oeil which could be roadily compassed and retained.   To Mr. E. Ward, Secretary of the Central   Agricultural and Horticultural Society, un- doubtedly belongs the honour of originating the design, although the Hon. J. Baker, the President, had plainly been impressed with the same notion, and without knowledge of   the Secretary's scheme communicated his own to others a few daya afterwards. No time was lost in seeking to give effect to that which, in any case, it required the greatest dispatch to accomplish. Tho Committee of the Society entered into the project heartily, and after some discussion on the question of what form tho extra accommodation for exhibits should assume, the extension of the building and the'   grounds was decided on. A day or two after the plans had been prepared bv Mr.   R. G. Thomas, the Architect, tho Govern- ment, who throughout have displayed a genuine desire to facilitate the Society in every way, brought forward n motion in the Assembly for £2,000 to meet the necessary expense of the additions. It was carried after some little debate without opposition. The same day tho tender of Messrs. Brown and Thompson to complete the work in five weeks was accepted, aud the next day the alterations were pnt in hand. Within the contract time they were completed. The Exhibition Building itself has the distinction of enclosing a largor area of space under one roof than any other single hall in the Australian CoIonies. The ground upon which the building stands con- sists of about 12½ acres, and admission into it is gained by three entrances: two open- ing upon the Frome-road, and one for pedes- trians into the Botanic Garden. On the town sido of tho Frome-road were a number of booths which had received the privilege of dispensing to the public, although carefully excluded from the inner cleared circle. The arrangements did not allow of any vehicles entering the grounds, and those which approached them by the ordinary way were perforce required to make their return passage through the police paddock. From tho principal entrance to tho Society's enclosure a carriage-drive led to the southern front of the building, before which stood a small group of ancient gums, whose friendly shade had been taken advantage of by   favoured caterers. Immediately facing the doorway was a fountain in play. At the rear of the building an octagonal pavilion had been erected, presenting somewhat the appearance of a dwarf pagoda, the upper storey being intended to accommo- date the Galatea Band. Underneath     was a little withdrawing room for the Prince and his suite. Not far off was a small shed, embowered in evergreens, in- tended as a refreshment-room, and scattered   about in various directions in the vicinity were exhibits of stone, tents, and machinery at work. Skirting tho Botanic Garden fence were the improvised dog-kennels, and in the space enclosed between the northern fence and the creek, which after meandering through the Garden empties itself into thu Torrens, wore the blood stock. Just inside the grounds were a network of yards, pens, and pigsties filled with a host of animals worthy of Smithfield. In the prepara- tion of the yards the experience of Mr. E. M. Bagot had been called into requisition by the Committee, who are, however, entitled generally to all tho com- mendation attaching to the arrangement of the grounds. Along the Frome-road fence standing room was found for the horse stock of various classes, and in the vicinity a space was cleared for them to exercise at the pleasure of the Judges. Still further on was the carriage repository, aud near by the agricultural implements, arranged with admirable order by the Hon. T. Hogarth, to whom special compliment is due. On the northern side of the carriage-drive before alluded to were steam-engines and other ma- chinery, besides a display of pottery, casting, and other etceteras. The western verandah, which was duly ornamented with ever- greens, was occupied by long rows of sacks tilled with agricultural produce, and piles of bacon, hams, and other articles of consump- tion. The northern verandah was filled with a chattering throng of parrots, canaries, and birds of beautiful plumage and untiring volubility. Tho eastern verandah was de- voted to the poultry. The interior of the building had beon so much improved by recent alterations that it was able to trust to tho exhibits for its sufficient adornment without invoking to so large an extent as usual the aid of ever- greens to conceal columns and bare corners, and flags to hide dingy walls and ceilings. Several rows of the latter were suspended at the last moment, but they did not con- tribute much to tho display of products which in their native nakedness were superb. At the head of the room on entering from the two southern doors were the minerals, down the centre aisle were musical instruments, a fountain gurgling pleasantly and incessantly, a choice assortment of jewellery, and works in gold and silver. Along the lower wall were fixed photographs, paintings, and a miscellaneous array of colonial works of in dustry. Along the eastern wall were the like, but in different variety and of different kinds. Occupying a central position in this part of the hall was a sweet little flower garden arranged with all the elogance which taste, aided by unlimited material.

rendered possible. On one of the centre tables was an exquisite exhibition of flowers; on another confectionary, perfumes,   and a hundred knicknacks, each possessing its own claims; on another specimens of colonial manufacture from leather to biscuits, and more confectionery ; and alongside, or upon the western wall, paintings, patch- work quilts, jams and jellies, dairy produce, and a splendid show of harness. On one side or the other nearly everything that is beautiful or useful in nature or art had its representative. Not a vacant space was to be seen on any of the tables, and the quality corresponded with the extent of the exhibition. It is not at all surprising that in an exposition of colonial products so un- paralleled by anything which has taken place before in the colony, comprising in itself three or four of what have been re- garded as distinct Shows, besides special and novel features of its own, some of the arrange- ments should be incomplete. But on the whole tho management was wonderfully free from grounds of censure. The Committee men exerted themselves with a zeal entitling them to infinite credit, and the exertions of the Secretary were beyond praise. There were several occasional complaints of Judges being misplaced ; but as the objection was to the persons more than to their decisions, these in tho majority of instance, may bo imputed to the just indignation of disappointod com- petitors. In some of the sections there was considerable delay in publishing the awards ; but when consideration is given to the multi- plicity of the entries and the magnitude of the Show, the only wonder is that the adjudications oould have been so rapidly completed. Tne weather was not different from that with which South Australia has been favoured during tha stay of the Prince ; and while being amply warm enough, the sun gave little notion of what it is ablo to accomplish in the way of heat in an Australian climate. Of course the people came down in shoals ; Adelaide was emptied, and the population of many a town within a reasonable distance of the metropolis was thinned. The midday hour witnessed the assemblage of a multitude outside the gates, and the time for admitting members had to be forestalled somewhat. But the barrier once removed, it was impossible to keep the public out, and season ticket- holders had to submit to the annoyance of being jostled by 'the public, who ought to have waited decently and patiently without until the royal ceremony of inauguration had been completed and the Prince's party had made their preliminary round. A nominal list of those who entered tho enclosure would embrace nearly all the members of Parliament, merchants, citizens, and leading squatters and farmers. These with their families — who had evidentlv made

up their minds not to be outdone in the elegance of their dresses and the display of their charms by the productions of nature — were all that was required to transform tho scene into one to be borne in memory by South Australians for years to come. THE ROYAL BECEPTION AND OPENING OF THE SHOW. At half-past 12 o'clock the harbingers of His Royal Highness's approach, in the shape of a guard of honour, entered the grounds. It consisted of about 100 men belonging to No. 1 and No. 4 Companies, under Lieutenant Cunningham and Captain Blyth, with Major Clark in general command, and, preceded by the Regimental Band playing ' Paddle your own canoe,' took up a position near the western entrance, facing the Frome-road. Shortly afterwards the Band of the Galatea marched in. As this was practically its first appearance in public, it attracted conside- rable notice, and tho uniform was generally

almired. The instrumentalists took their   stand in the octagonal pavilion pre-   pared for their reception, and during   the rest of the day gave periodic proof   of their presence by playing, in an   excellent manner, a number of selected tunes. Shortly before 2 o'clock the actual approach of the Prince was announced, and   the people, on the tiptoe of expectation,   formed a long line between the gate at which   he was to enter and the Exhibition Building. Inside the members of the Committee were   marshalled into order, to give an imposing   reception to His Royal Highness. Presently   a loud cheer was given, which spread through   the entire concourse of spectators, and the   Prince drove up, attended by His Excel-   lency the Governor, his Equerries, Lord   Newry, various other members of his suite,   members of the Governor's family, and of   His Excellency's suite. Beneath the verandah   he was met by the Hon. John Baker (Presi-   dent of the Society), Mr. Ward (Secretary),   and members of the Committee, who advanced , with uncovered heads to receive him.   The President, addressing the Prince, said the Agricultural and Horticultural Society had been anxious to collect together as many of the varied products of the country as they could, in order to afford His Royal Highness some idea of the capabilities of the colony ; but the time which they had to do so had been very limited, and, in addition to the fact of the season being unsuitable for many articles, other difficulties had had to be con- tended with. He thought, on the whole, however, that His Royal Highness would be able to form some idea of the progress made from what he would see. He then called upon the Secretary to read the address of the Society. The Secretary then read as follows : — 'To His Royal Highness Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., &c, &c. ' May it please your Royal Highness— 'As the Society which represents the Agricul- tural. Pastoral, and Horticultural interests of South Australia, we tender our loyal welcome to   your Royal Highness, and our respectful con- gratulations upon your safe arrival in this distant portion of the wide dominion of our Most Gracious Queen. 'The Exhibition to which we invite your Royal Highess's attention has been organised under some difficulties of hurry and uncertainty, but we present it nevertheless under these circumstances and considering the season of the year, as a fair   exposition of the resources ef the Province. As an agricultural country South Australia has already achieved the distinction of producing the finest quality of wheat the world has seen. In London in 1852 again in 1882, and now recently at Paris, our wheats have obtained the highest prizes against all comers ; and it is an interesting fact that for some months past our export of grain has been regularly feeding the English market, and realising, after a three months' ocean passage, the highest prices there. But our present Exhibition embraces more than produce and stock. It includes works of industry and art, mechanical appliances, and a varied array of specimens of South Australian manufactures, which will amply illustrate the progress of the country and the enter- prise and energy of its people. And we cannot but rejoice that this, the first attempt to institute an Industrial Exhibition here, should be inaugurated by a son of him who was ever so earnest and untiring in his efforts to stimulate agricultural progress and the improvement of stock breeding, and who first conceived the noble project which resulted in the Exhibition of All Nations in 1851. The Exhibition of to-day, which we now ask your Royal Highness to open, is a reflex, though a feeble une, of that grand idea, and it will derive from your presence a special and undying interest. '' We beg your Royal Highness to accept, with our assurances of welcome to yourself, our pro fessions of loyalty and attachment to the person and famiiy of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen. ' Signed on behalf of the South Australian Agricultural ami Horticultural Society. 'John Baker, President. 'Ebenezer Ward, Secretary.' The President having received back the address, which was very handsomely engrossed and ornamented, presented it to His Royal Highness, who handed it to the Hon. E. Yorke, his Equerry in waiting, from whom he took the written reply, and read it in his usual distinct style of delivery as follows : — 'Gentlemen— I thank you for this address. I observe with satisfaction that the Exhibition which I declare to be this day opened is one which is calculated to give encouragement to and to foster pursuits of the sciences of agriculture and horticulture, and at the same time to promote a most useful emulation in manufactures and those other arts so essential to the progress and prosperity of a young, rising, and productive country like South Australia. ' Yon allude to the many exhibitions which have .followed upon that one inaugurated in 1851 under the presidency of my father, and I am proud to find that you have seen the advantage to your   selves of profiting by that example. 'I accept with pleasure your assurances of welcome to me, and your professions of loyal attachment to the Queen, which I will not fail to convey to Her Majesty.   ** Alfred ' To the Agricultural and Horticultural Society.' The President then handed to His Royal Highness a copy of the latest Agricultural and General Statistics, showing the progress and present position of the colony, as com- piled by Mr. Josiah Boothby, Government Statist. His Koyal Highness took the document, and bowed his acknowledgment. The Band then struck up the National Anthem, after which a round of cheers for Her Majesty the Queen was given, and the Prince, attended by the President, His Excellency the Governor, and his suite, passed into the room, courteously bowing to the ladies and gentlemen who had col- lected to witness his entry. No sooner had the doors been thrown open than crowds pressed in, and in a few seconds every avenue was blockaded. His Royal High- ness having given a brief glance at the exhibits on two sides of the room only went into the open air, and, escorted as before, except that His Excellency re- mained behind, made a tour of the whole of the grounds, inspecting the things exhibited with much interest, con- versing with the President in regard to the several classes which were brought under his notice. He also made a request to be furnished with a collection of various articles which he specified. After the examination, which lasted for over an hour and a half, he spent a few minutes within the pavilion at the rear of the building. Shortly before 4 he re-entered his carriage, and while the guard presented arms and the National Anthem was played he drove off amid general cheering. It will now be necessary to give a more particular account of the classes comprised in the alphabetically-indicated sections making up the Exhibition list. Section A. — Agricultural Produce. A country which has twice gained the medal for wheat against the world, and in which the pursuits of agriculture take first place among the industrial occupations of the inhabitants, has some ground for boasting of agrarian pre-eminence. But with a reputa tion so deservedly earned comes the respon- sibility of upholding it, and therefore peculiar interest was evinced by the Committee of the Society to give sufficient encouragement to ensure in this section a satisfactory show. Some of our farmers must almost have got tired of receiving pecuniary testimonies to the success of their operations in growing cereals, and it is not wonderful that the offer of gold medals should bring out a larger field of com petitors than usual. Among the exhibitors were many of those whose names have for years been familiar to the public in connec- tion with prize-lists, but who did not meet with their usual success. In the hills wheat, for instance, Mr. Frame showed three samples, and three of Mr. A. Bell's were sent in by   Messru. Hackett, but they were all doomed to the company of the unsuccessful. One of the latter lots indeed, which had borne off first honours on a previous occasion, had become affected by the weevil. The first prize half-dozen bushels had been grown by Mr. F. Carlin, and was forwarded by Mr. G. Cant. Its weight per imperial bushel was 67 lbs. 2 ozs. — a very low average, being nearly 2 lbs. less than some of tho prize wheat in February last. The decline in weight must be attributed to climatic influence. For the plains wheat Mr. R. Holland secured the medal, although 19 other lots had entered to compete with him. Mr. Phillis, who had stood third in the hills class, took second place in this. For the most part the prize varieties were purple straw, very well cleaned. In English barley a Kangaroo Island grower was the winner of the medal by means of a very fair lot of good colour, although having too much of the awn shown with it. Messrs. Crawford's sample was considerably dis- coloured, although a fine grain. The Cape barley was good, and the Reedbeds had the distinction of bearing off the palm. In white oats there was an admirable display, and interest was given to the contest by the fact that a Tasmanian lot was entered with the rest by Mr. R. Smith. Mr. Phillis, of Mount Pleasant, took the prize, although his oats were 4 lbs. less per bushel in weight than Mr. Smith's, the ground for the pre- ference being that the latter was sprinkled with black grains. The horse beans, rye, field peas, and grass seeds were very good of their kind, but the competition was not brisk. The turnips and mangold wurtzel were only pretty good. In guano there were two exhibitors— Messrs. Robin & LeMessurier, of Flinders Island, and Mr. H. H. Haussen, of Bird Island. The latter took the prize. In several classes no entries were made. With regard to cereals, an opinion was ex- pressed by some of the growers that there

should be separate classes for the farmers and dealers, as the fact that the latter have ihe pick of the country gives them an undue advantage. Section- B.— Dairy Produce. The exhibition of this important branch of colonial industry, it is gratifying to observe, on the whole surpassed anything which had preceded it, the only article not well repre- sented being cheese. There was a very fair sample of it shown byW. A. Wight & Co., of Hindley-street, for which was awarded the silver medal, the second prize being taken by Mr. S. Tapscott, of Mount Pleasant. Some idea of the extent of the show in hams and bacon may be obtained when we state that of the former there were 19 and of the latter 21 exhibitors. The silver medal prize was taken for hams by Messrs. W. A. Wight & Co. by a very fine sample, while Mr. W. R. Fordham, of the Eagle-on- the-Hill, took the second prize by an almost equally creditable production. The silver medal for bacon was also taken by the same tradesmen, by two prime flitches com- nendable for their sizes as well as quality. A large quantity of bacon was exhibited by various other growers, but the same fault as has been the drawback in former years — namely, want of care in the curing — was noticed and remarked by the Judges. There is no doubt that as they say there is abundance of good meat, and that might be grown to an unlimited extent. The great want seems to be experience, or perhaps greater care in the preparation of the carcase, and putting it in a proper state for the market. There were, however, sufficient excellent samples to convince the observer that there is no good reason why the colony should not become a large exporter instead of an importer of these two products. The butter, both salt and fresh, was the admiration of no end of housewives. The former may be in some respects the most important, inasmuch as it should be sent away from the colony in considerable quantities, and there is no doubt, if produced of the quality such as the keg shown by Mr. P. Gaylard, which took the first and second   prizes, this would be the case. There were no less than 20 other entries of salt butter beside that which took the prize, and 26 of fresh, of which, however, only 18 samples were exhibited, the others not having been sent in time. The prizes were taken by Miss M. A. Cook and Mr. R. McEwin, the lots being a

quarter of a cwt. each. The show of fowls' eggs of all kinds was really magnificent ; both in size and numbers they exceeded all previous shows to a large degree. The first prize for hens' eggs was awarded to a couple of dozen shown by Mr. H. B. White, and for ducks, to a similar number of Nation Brothers. Some eggs of the native pheasant, of a reddish brown colour and large size, were very conspicuous, and there was also a fine case of 14 varieties of eggs by different fowls, many of rare kinds shown by Mr. J. T. Gray. Among the exhibitors in this class, for which there were a great number of entries, might be noticed the names of the Hons. J. Baker, M.L.C., J. Hodgkiss, M.L.C,, and Mr. J.Carr, M.P. Section C— Fruits. The exhibition in this department, so far as regarded the fruits in season, was very satisfactory. The orange tribe was largely and creditably represented, and the appear- ance of that part of the table which it occupied was exceedingly handsome. The silver medal awarded for the finest collection was won by Mr. F. Beasley, who exhibited no less than 23 varieties, ranging from the size of a walnut to several pounds weight, and including the St. Michael, Malta, blood, and other of the choicest kinds. The   second best collection was shown by   Messrs. Giles & Pascoe, who also ob-   tained the gold medal for the best collec-   tion of fruits generally, Mr. McEwin   taking the silver medal for the same thing.   The prize collection included between 65 and   70 varieties of fruit, amongst which were some native peaches, native cherries, native currants, several palm fruits from Northern Australia, besides bananas, Osage orange, and many other fruits of imported trees. The show of loquats was exceedingly fine, the prize being taken by Messrs. Giles and Pascoe, though every exhibit was far above the average quality. Of the other articles worthy of note the most observable were several good specimens of apples and pears, which had been kept ever since last season, and a collection of five kinds of strawberries from the garden of Messrs. Giles & Pascoe. Gooseberries were represented by one small basketful from the same growers, and there   were also one or two small lots of alpine   strawberries.   Section D. — Dried and Preserved Fruits. In this class there was a tolerably good show, though hardly equal to what, from the adaptability of our soil and climate to the production of such articles, we could wish to see. The gold medal collection of fruits,   from the establishment of Mr. Holbrook, was   a very fair specimen of what may be done in   that direction, although apricots, peaches, and several other fruits usually exhibited were missing, as they were also in the silver medal collection of Mr. M. C. Davies. Some of the raisins were very fine, though hardly equal to what have been seen at former Shows. Of currants there was a very good   muster, and the first prize was taken by   Mr. C. Everett, that for raisins being awarded to Messrs. W. A. Wight & Co. The exhibition of dried figs was also inferior, none being considered by the Judges worthy of a prize. For the gold medal offered for the best collection of jams and jellies there was a considerable competition, the names of several well-known manufacturers being observable in the list. The successful one was Mr. W. Pengelly, to whose collection the medal was given on account of the completeness of the assortment and the flavour of the fruit being so well maintained. The silver medal was obtained by Messrs. A. Murray & Sons, of Craiglee, but the samples sent in by Mr. McEwin, of Houghton, were so little inferior that the Judges found some difficulty in deciding between the two. There was also a good collection of Wattle- ville jams, exhibited by the Hon. T. Reynolds (not for competition), which the Judges highly commended for the excellence both in the assortment and quality. Of bottled fruits there was not so fine a show as it might have been supposed there would be, there being only one assortment, from Moore Farm. Mrs. L. A. Chance trained a silver medal for the

best collection of sauces and pickles, amongst which was to be noticed the tomato sauce, which has now become generally an article of consumption in the colony at least. Another collection was exhibited by Mr. F. C. Davis, for which he gained the second prize. There was but one exhibit of olive oil, and that was also Mr. Davis's, and obtained the only prize offered. Section E.— Vegetables. The time of the year being unfavourable for this class, the show may be considered to have been quite as satisfactory as could be expected. It did not, of course, come up to what we hare seen at other and more advan- tageous seasons, but still there were some very creditable exhibits. A very fine general collection was shown by Mr. W. Pengelly, and gained a silver medal— the only one allotted in the class — the prize for the second best collection being taken by Mr. P. D. Prankerd, of Hackney. There were some very fine carrots and peas, and the cabbages shown by Mr. Pengelly were quite a marvel of horticulture, considering their enormous size and the quantity of heart in them they contained. There was also some remarkably fine asparagus shown by Mr. G. G. Ireland, and a magnificent specimen of rhubarb, for which an old hand, Mr. W. Vince, of Mount Lofty, once more won the honours. The collection of potatoes was very fine, both in kidney and the round kinds, the chief prizes being taken by Mr. P. D. Prankerd and Mr. L. Ey. Three or four pods of the Java radish (Rhaphanus candatus) were ex- hibited by Mr. W. Jones, seedsman, East - end market, but from some oversight were not noticed by the Judges. The plant from which they were taken was reared by Mr. T. Goode, of Goolwa, from seed obtained by Mr. Jones. The largest was over two feet long, and three inches in diameter in the thickest part, and apparently is not fully grown. The plant has now on it about 200 of these pods in various stages of growth. It is said to be capable of being turned to account in various ways for culinary pur- poses, and we are informed can be produced without difficulty in any part of the colony at any season of the year. Section F.— Floriculture. This formed the gayest of all the depart- ments of the Show, and, as might be sup- posed, one of the chief attractions of the visitors of the gentler sex. Before referring to the flowers proper and the many varieties exhibited, one or two special objects of interest and admiration deserve attention. The most conspicuous of these was the miniature garden, designed and formed by the Curator of the Botanic Garden. It waa of a semi-circular shape, with the eastern wall of the room, for its base

and divided by paths and grass-plots, the pass of which was all green and fresh, into four smaller circular flower-beds. In the two outer of these were a number of beautiful floricated-leafed plants, while the centre beds were prettily set off by a variety of calceolarias and gloxinias of different colours. The background was   formed by a collection of ferns and     shrubs, in the centre of which was placed   a bust of Her Majesty the Queen, the whole   being enclosed by a neat wire fencing, and the effect considerably heightened by the elegant furniture hangings of Mr. Debney suspended immediately over it. At the end of the flower table was another more miniature garden — being only a few feet square — containing a pretty assortment of flowers hedged with wild cherry foliage, and in the centre of which was an elegant little cottage, formed entirely of shells. This was the production of Mr. Staniford, Reedbeds, and its pretty appearance was en- hanced by the letters 'W. H. R. H.,' which were in the background, formed of the blossoms of white and pink haw- thorn, while behind all was to be noticed a model fancy cottage, composed chiefly of native woods, on the same prin- ciple as the rustic temple in the Botanic Garden. Passing on to the entries of flowers, the large and beautiful collection of roses at once attracted attention, reaching nearly half-way down the room, and including several quite new varieties from Mr. E. Smith's nursery. Immediately behind the roses were to be seen some representatives of the cactus tribe, most of them from the gardens of Messrs. Giles & Pascoe and J. T. Gray, and Sturt peas, both of the dark red and scarlet and white varieties. Next to them, in the centre of the table, were the ornamental shrubs and plants, of which there were two very fine collections shown by Messrs. E. Smith and Giles & Pascoe, the former of which ob- tained the gold medal. The silver medal for a new or rare plant not previously shown was taken by a Clematis fortunii, so called after Mr. Fortune, the traveller, by whom it was recently introduced into England. There were some remarkably handsome specimens of gladioli, and also some very fine double petunias, fancy geraniums, and one or two very nice calceolarias — a new variety of the former having been named after

the royal vessel Galatea. The collection of verbenas was very large and varied, and the cut flowers as a whole made a capital show. Amongst the pot plants the Bletia Tanker ville is one of a rare kind, well-deserving of notice. A somewhat prominent and interesting feature in this part of the exhibition was a number of indigenous flowers of several kinds improved by cultivation, including the beautiful grevillea or pink honeysuckle. There were some very fair specimens of rhododendrons and azaleas, and some very beautiful fuchsias added much to the scene. The principal prize-takers were the Hon. John Hodgkiss, M.L.C., and Messrs. Giles and Pascoe. We must not forget to mention some prettily-made bouquets of daisies and a wreath of flowers at the end of the table close by Messrs. Giles and Pascoe's goldfish. Section G. —Poultry, Birds, and Game.

The exhibits in this section were arranged, or at least placed, beneath the verandah on the north and east sides of the building. The Judges had a good deal of unnecessary trouble in awarding the prizes in consequence of the want of arrangement. The various classes were placed indiscriminately together, and as the poultry mustered by hundreds and the smaller birds by thousands, the difficulty of comparison of the exhibits in the same class was proportionately great. Amongst so many distinguished visitors, it would be difficult to single out any particular individuals without appearing invidious. As we do not wish to give offence, we shall   simply notice them generally in classes, and refer the reader to the list of awards for par- ticulars. The Cochin China, Dorking, and Brahmapootra assembled in large num- bers. Of the last named only there were over 60 competitors, some of which would have made ordinary geese look small by their side. It will be seen that a lady took both prizes in this class, and that several other prizes for poultry were awarded to her by the Judges. The Hamburg and Polish varieties were not well represented as it regarded numbers, but there were some fine birds in these classes. The white crested Polish fowls were particularly admired. Several coops of strutting little bantams also claimed their share of public attention, and obtained it. Those exhibited by Mr. E. Formby and Mr. J. T. Gray were beautiful creatures. The remaining poultry consisted of turkeys, ducks, and geese, all of which were in turn much admired. There were three or four pairs of Guinea fowl, and about double that number of peacocks and peahens exhibited ; also a lordly-looking fowl sent by Mr. Davenport (not for competition). It was a very fine specimen of a half-bred Dorking and Brahma, about the size of an ordinary turkey cock. As for pigeons almost every variety was represented. Con- noisseurs say that bird-fanciers can breed pigeons to a feather. On looking at the diver- sified forms and colours of the several classes one is disposed to say, with Cato, 'It must be so.' There they were — carriers, tumblers, pouters, fantails, nuns, jacobins, and barbs, with numerous sub-varieties, crested, baldheaded, mottled, speckled, feather- legged, and clean-footed, all dressed out in their holiday attire, some in pure white, others in grey, salmon coloured, azure, mauve and purple, and all looking clear and beautiful as so many fairies. The remaining birds in this class were divisible into those that have been imported and such as are indigenous to the country. The former included large numbers of canaries, bull finches, chaffinches, and a few skylarks, with a specimen of the Columbus Coronata, or large crested pigeon of the Moluccas, a beautiful creature very much admired — and a few others. The native birds were more numerous. The lordly eaglehawk looked out viciously from his cage upon the scores and hundreds of smaller birds of the cockatoo and parrot tribes. The laughing jackass sat upon his perch grave as a Judge, and silent as an owl at noon. The elegant little Jarvis sparrow from the North-East met the gorgeously-plumed rosella parrot from the Peninsula, and the beautiful mountain

ducks paid their respects to the native pheasant of the plains below. The imported birds are unquestionably the best musicians, but in regard to the beauty and elegance of their plumage our native birds are not easily to be surpassed. The contrasts in these respects were very striking to the visitors, placed as the two classes were in juxtaposi- tion. Considered as a whole, the exhibits in this section were worthy of the colony and a credit to the competitors. The chief prize-takers and exhibitors were Miss Whitington, Messrs. J. T. Gray, Nation Brothers, A. Loutit, G. V. Kese, A. J. Baker, C. B. Hardy, E. Formby, and Hon. J. Baker. SECTION H.— AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. The first noticeable point in this section was the orderly way in which the arrangements had been made by the Hon. T. Hogarth. Each class was grouped together, and thus the Judges were greatly facilitated in their labours, although some of the larger exhibitors would have much preferred keeping their own collections separate. The Hon. J. Baker's steam-plough stood at the head of this section in the catalogue ; but from some cause or other it was non est, and only the engine, with wheel tires wide enough to please the heart of even Mr. Everard, M.P., was up to time. That peculiarly South Australian implement Ridley's Reaper was represented by seven machines, the manufacture of six different persons. The prize article belonging to Mr. Mellor had received an extra polish, and to enable the workmanship to be seen no paint had been used. It was fitted with two of Godlee's patent lever combs and new sliding gear, by the use of which the driver, without quitting his seat, can relieve the pinion cogwheel and bearers from work at his pleasure. In addition to this steel beater bars are employed instead of iron. The wheels had been turned and bored for boxes in a large lathe, and the crown and fly-wheel had also been turned. The gold medal for the mowing-machine went to Mr. Mellor for a very pretty speci- men of colonial workmanship, combining many advantages in its working not possessed by the imported machine. The best wagon was that forwarded by Mr. R. Eglinton, which was preferred by the Judges to its competitors on the ground that it would lock or turn round when occasion required in a space no larger than itself. The German wagon which won the prize for Mr. Mellor was a rather more substantial-looking vehicle than the rough-and-tumble break-down of rollers and lattice -work which is usually understood as the special weakness of the Teutonic race in this colony, and was highly commended. The horse-carts had no visible feature of espe- cial excellence in them, and the one that the Judges ranked first looked uncommonly like

a manure cart of the olden pattern. Its tilt apparatus was, however, simple and effective, and no doubt this was taken into account in giving it precedence. The body, too, being hung well back, rights itself directly it is shot up. The prize spring-dray was another product of Mr. Mellor's yard, and had a lighter body and a broader tire than the pair entered against it. The horse-rakes exhibited no special improvement over previous Shows. The prize was taken by Messrs. Tuxford against three other colonial makers. In two classes of ploughs the prize went to Mr. James Brown. The superiority of his articles over some contributed by Messrs. Tuxford consisted more in appearance than in work- manship ; and in the case of zigzag harrows it was quite plain that a fresh coat of paint had turned the scale in favour of his exhibit, seeing that in other respects it was precisely similar to that of the firm in question. In scarifiers Messrs. Tuxford gained the prize. In rollers Messrs. Martin & Loutit well merited the award, as their article had a receptacle for ballast, and a simple apparatus for enabling the roller to clean itself as it revolved, which the others did not possess. There was an exten sive show of winnowing-machines. Messrs. J. S. Bagshaw & Sons are gradually acquiring a reputation in this particular branch of manufacture, and the machine which took the prize was a very complete affair. It was easy in driving, and had all the arrangements necessary for separating the clean wheat from all impurities. Messrs. Tuxford was successful in the chaffcutter, corncrusher, rootcutter, and corndrill class. Mr. Mellor carried off the medal for field-gates, and added to his previous long array of prizes those offered for wheel hurdles and iron palisading. Section I. — Machinery.

The mechanical genius of the colony, though not quite so celebrated as that of the Americans, keeps pace with our general progress. It already embraces a variety of articles varying from a steam-engine to a washing-machine. The former was not exhibited yesterday on a large scale, there being only two entries. There were, how- ever, far more than two engines on the ground, but most of them were connected with other exhibits, as stills, thrashing machines, &c. The only two engines entered as such were Messrs. Tuxford's and Messrs. Sims & Elliott's. The latter not being considered by the Judges to come under the designation of 'portable,' the prize was awarded to Messrs. Tuxford. The most interesting entries in this class were the stills, in which Mr. Nitschke found a new rival in his countryman Mr. Linde. Their united efforts have developed this manufacture to a degree of efficiency which is vainly emulated in the other colonies. Mr. Nitschke had on the ground no less than three stills, the largest and best of which was described in our columns a few months ago. He had in- tended to show it in operation, but an un- foreseen accident prevented him. The machine consists of a series of worms or copper cylinders communicating with each other. Into the first the raw material can be pumped from any distance by means of pipes. It is then passed through

a second into the still proper, where the operation begins by turning on steam. The vessels through which the raw material had been previously sent down to the still are now made to act as worms, through which the spirit ascends to another set of vessels on the other side. From the second worm it rises into the refrigerator, through which a current of water is continually passing. The stronger the spirit becomes the higher it rises until it reaches the rectifier, where it is purified by means of a layer of charcoal, and finally descends into the receiver. Out of ordinary wine Mr. Nitschke can by this process manufacture spirit 65 over-proof, but he prides himself most on its capability of utilizing the most worthless mate- rial, such as grape - skins or the refuse of breweries. Last year he manu- factured for Mr. Joseph Gilbert about £200 worth of brandy from the sweepings of his vineyard. Mr. Linde's machine, exhibited by Mr. Crompton, is wholly different in con struction from Nitschke's. Its worms are tubular in form, and their arrangement has the merit of being simple, though it has also the disadvantage of occupying a large amount of space. The raw material is raised by pumping or otherwise to a height of about 12 feet, from which it falls with sufficient force to carry it onward to the still. It first passes through a long horizontal tube, then into the distilling column — an upright tube con taining 20 different bottoms — into which the spirit rises successively as it strengthens. The third stage is the passage through the refrigerator, a special peculiarity of which is that it requires no water, the liquid being made to cool itself. The fourth and last stage is the rectification. Mr. Linde claims for his machine, besides the merits already mentioned, those of economy and speed. He has distilled with it as much as two gallons in 10 minutes ; but its average rate is from eight to ten gallons an hour. Though to a large extent original, the principle of it has been derived from a French model. In common with Mr. Nitschke's machine, it has a great superiority over those in ordinary use in producing a very high-proof spirit by one process. In connection with the stills reference should be made to a large show of sub- sidiary instruments that ought to be found in every vigneron's establishment. There was a great variety of crushing-mills for grapes, and the competition was good, there being four exhibitors. Wine-presses are not so easily made, and any competition there was in them lay between the well-known firms of Tuxford and Mellor. Bottle-corkers were another novelty that .attracted the attention of vignerons, there being three on the ground. Farmers' wives will have no reason to com- plain that the dairy is overlooked by our machinists. Five different churns and a curd-mill — all of wholesale proportions — figured in this section. That a due appre- ciation of mechancial science is not incon- sistent with servantgallism was also proved by the abundance of washing-machines, there being three exhibitors, and one of them a colonial maker. A greater novelty, though distined perhaps to be as useful, was the bark mill shown by Horwood & Ellis. It appeared to be a very strong compact piece of machinery. The show of pumps did not

suffer by being in the hands of only two exhibitors — H. L. Vosz and R. Dodgson. The centre figure in Vosz's extensive collection was a hydraulic ram by Douglas for raising water to any required distance or eleva- tion. It was in operation during the after- noon, tho water being forced through a pipe about 50 feet in length to a height of 30 feet. The other exhibits from the same establishment comprised single and double action pumps, Warner's force and lift pumps, engine pumps, brewers' hot liquor pumps, patent eurekas for very deep wells, side force pumps, garden and fire engines, &c. The last article in this section was the orna- mental fountains, which appeared in every variety of design and structure. Here the public, had an opportunity of comparing German with English workmanship, as Mr. Schomburgk exhibited two of the handsome fountain tableaux recently imported by him from Berlin. Those of English make were exhibited-by Mr. R. Dodgson and Mr. A. J. Baker. Section J.— Colonial Manufactures axd Works of Industry. As it is the first time a section like this has figured in the entry list of the Agricul- tural Society's Show, those who contributed to it deserve a special word of encourage- ment. Fortunately there is substantial ground for giving it, as the section, had all its contents been collected together, would have formed a creditable exhibition in itself. Next to the Committee who arranged the list of entries, we are indebted for this agreeable result to the Protection movement of six months ago. It was the attention directed to native industry through the efforts of the defunct Industrial League which indirectly led to the introduction of Section I. The idea was a very happy one, as in flattering the League an irresistible answer has been found to all its fallacies. The hundreds of exhibitors who came forward to prove that native industries can be made not only self-supporting, but fit to cope with general competition, struck at one blow the clay feet of the Pro= tection movement from under it. We were specially pleased to notice several of the leading Protectionists at the head of this great and legitimate triumph of native in- dustry. From iron castings to jewellery and from gig-harness to floss silk every class was well filled. Some of the exhibitors had gone to great expense and trouble in the arrangement of their cases. As for the trophies, they were hardly inferior to many which were con- sidered worthy of admission into the Inter- national Exhibition at London in 1862. For want of a better clue to the maze of exhibits we may take the heaviest first. Opposite the southern gate of the enclosure is an extensive show of iron castings from the principal foundries in town, There are

three exhibitors on the -list— Horwood and Ellis, George Wyatt, and Joseph Mellor. The first-named firm begin with the bark mill already alluded to. It is a mere pigmy, however, in comparison with some of the great masses of iron that surround it. One of these is a new pump for the Bremer Mine, with door-piece and everything com- plete, all of colonial manufacture. Along- side it is a section of the foundation stone of the Troubridge Shoal Lighthouse, surmounted for the time being by a new street lamp similar to those recently erected in the city. This one is intended for the South Australian Company's Wharf at Port Ade- laide. Mr. Wyatt's collection comprise two crusher rolls, a hydraulic cylinder for dump- ing wool, a tumbler for a dredge weighing over two tons, and a number of ornamental castings for panels, &c. Mr. Mellor's are to be judged by their quality and workman- ship rather than by their weight. They consist chiefly of small articles — cogwheels, ornamental castings, tools, &c. Some of them are of very intricate design, and the workman ship is correspondingly delicate. Through Mr. Mellor we ascend to a higher class of Tubalcainites — the tinsmiths and the brass founders. The local plumbers exhibited gal- vanized iron in the thousand forms and appli ances to which we have become accustomed of late years. Mr. Gray had in the centre of his group an enormous tank, appro- priately surrounded by baths of every shape, tubs, buckets, &c. Mr. Vosz had put forth all his strength on pumps, and the Talisker Mining Company made a considerable display in the same class. Though only two brass- founders entered the lists, there was no lack of variety between them. Mr. Dobbie, of Gawler-place, gained the silver medal by his very choice collection of castings. It in cluded a gyroscope, a very elegant level used by bis Royal Highness in laying the foundation-stone of the Victoria Tower, a pair of transit Y's made for Mr. Todd, the Superintendent of Telegraphs, lubricators for reaping-machines, and a large number of fancy castings. This case was flanked on each side by the medallion of the Queen and ef the lato Prince Consort, taken in brass. In Mr. Hutchinson's case the useful predominated over the ornamental. It opened with copper sheathing nails, and ended with some neat picture-frames in bronze. Akin to these gems of brassfound- ing were Mr. Nitschke's articles of 'virtue and bigotry,' equally wonderful for their ingenious workmanship and for the quaint materials employed. A cross, as solid look- ing as if from a founder's hands, had been hammered out of a single sheet of copper, without a touch of solder or a cut of the knife, A beautifully-shaped vase gave ano- ther proof of the same kind of skill, the bowl having been hammered in one piece— from the delicate swell of the sides to the turn over of the rim. For a third specimen of his ingenuity Mr. Nitschke had selected as his subject a pipe-head. The bowl was hammered in a piece and ornamentally carved at the bottom. A small shield was electroplated in front as if to receive an inscription. But more remarkable things than any of these were the nursery tea set hammered out of various coins so as to preserve the stamps. A silver dollar and

a five-franc piece had been dexterously manipulated into a cup, on the rim of which was shown the original inscription of the French coin. There were milk-jugs in any quantity made out of threepenny-bits, silver groschens, and half-groschens. An English shilling had been converted into a diminutive teapot, the stamp appearing on the bottom as it had come from the Mint. Next in importance to copper is our tin- ware, in which Mr. Simpson and Mr. Nettelbeck reigned almost supreme. Their respective cases formed a trophy of domestic utensils, including canisters, coffee-pots, roasting- jacks, and dishes of high and low degree. Alongside stood the fireproof safe — the pioneer we hope of an extensive manu- facture. Further on were piles of colonial ovens from the rival shops of Simpson and Jacka. The Judges, for some reason or an other, have preferred the old-fashioned article to the new patent. To unprofessional eyes it was difficult to judge which reflected greater credit on the makers. In archaeology the stone age preceded tho iron age, an order which we shall here reverse. Having finished our review of the metal manufactures, we now revert to pri- mitive stone and brick. In the first class the largest exhibit was flagging, represented by two enormous blocks from different extre- mities of the colony. One was sent in by Mr. Thomson Priest from Mintaro, and the other by the Delabole Slate Company. The Company had the advantage as to size, their measurement being about 10 feet by 15 feet. Mr. Priest's was very little smaller, and both were beautifully cut. On the south side of the enclosure were a few well-polished slabs of colonial marble from Mrs. Kellet's yard. Their merit was not en- hanced by the lugubrious shape that had been given them — that of tombstones. The Hindmarsh bricks mustered strong enough to finish the Victoria Tower offhand. There were four exhibitors from this locality — Hocking, Cox, Smith, Shearing, and one from York, on the Port road — Headdy. The last - named had formed his into an ornamental cottage balustrade, and was well rewarded for his extra trouble by receiving the silver medaL The brick manufacture has so im- proved of late years, and so many ornamental appliances of it have been introduced, that it is no easy matter to take an inventory of a Hindmarsh yard. Here are all in one lot —   common bricks, splays, O.G.'s, hollow noses, bull noses, mullion heads, sills, arches, block glazes, string bricks, &c. To complete the catalogue would be to make it almost as long as a Yankee barman's list of drinks ; and even then there would be a good many etceteras of the ornamental kind, as garden bordering, in which greater ingenuity is being shown every year. Tiles, though not often heard of in common use, appear to be made in con siderable variety, and we hope the day is not far distant when we shall have them fit to supersede wooden flooring. An attempt at this is evidently being made, for among Mr. Cox's exhibits there are some floor-tiles of fair pre tensions, both as to shape and colouring. The artistic tendencies of the mudlarks have found more scope in pottery, the display of which would not have discredited any of the more remote regions of Staffordshire. There

were three exhibitors — Davis & Peasey, Shearing, and Trewenneck. Their collections included all the more familiar forms of domestic pottery, beginning with chimney pots in all manner of contorted forms for the cure of smoky chimneys, and ending with milk dishes. Caraffes were there in legion, some tastefully coloured, but most of them plain. There were elegant flower vases and very substantial butter-jars of all sizes. Filters for lobby-tables stood side by side with founts for poultry-yards. Drainage-pipes were spread in all directions, and, considering the energy thrown into that new manufacture, one cannot but hope that the demand will always keep ahead of the supply. At the rear of the Hmdmarsh bricks all the coopers in Adelaide were drawn up in line amid tubs and churns and casks, in the true style of an English country fair. The exhibitors were few in number — half a dozen — but their exhibits were legion. The highest achievement to which a colonial cooper can aspire is evi- dently a wine cask. There were some beauties in this line — 500 and 800 gallon men — as tight and comfortable as if descended from that prince of casks, the great tun of Heidel- berg. The climate is our best safeguard against bad cooperage, rendering it worse than useless. It causes no surprise, therefore, to see that these casks are made of the best material — Memel oak — firmly put together. The smaller articles compensate for homely design by sound workmanship. But there are one or two attempts at the orna- mental — oval tubs of various coloured woods, and tubs polished into wooden mirrors, with fancy holes drilled in their sides to show that the holding of water was quite a sub ordinate consideration in the artist's mind.   Mr. Moody exhibited an innovation on the venerable barrel churn of our great-grand mothers. It is square in form, but has a circular bottom inside and various other improvements. With the permission of the upholsterers we shall place them here next to the coopers. Their class was one of the weakest in the Exhibition, considering what might have been expected from them. There were only three exhibitors altogether, and the only exhibits we could discover were an easy chair in one corner of the hall and a small cabinet in another. The former belonged to Mr. L. Mühr and was a hand- some article, though very simple in design. The cushion was of red velvet, quilted with coloured cord, and the frame was bordered with black oak very delicately carved. The display of carving and gilding was much better than the upholstery. Here then were four exhibitors — Reinhardt, Culley, Debney, and Davis. The first two had the most varied collections, the others showing only window cornices and

such -like. Reinhardt's chef d'oeuvre was a     splendid swan, the wings, plumage, and all - the most delicate features of the body being carved by hand. It was sized and coloured after nature, and -with the exception of an apparent strain on the neck the imitation was very close. Above it hung a deer's head, with a splendid set of horns finished in the same style. Mr. Culley headed his collection with a cornice in gold, beneath which were two fine brackets representing caryatides, all skil- fully carved. The picture-frames were — as might have been expected, numerous and tasteful, some of them containing specimens of illuminated writing. The most valuable article in the collection was a Consol table carved by hand and finished for gilding. On it was laid a Bible, which has some historical interest, having been presented by the Queen to Mr. Culley s father, who was plumber at Windsor Castle, on the occasion of the baptism of the Prince of Wales, 25th January, 1842. In the official catalogue the carriages follow the cabinet-work, an arrangement which may also be adopted here. This class had a separate building for itself on the west side of the enclosure, and the exhibitors had done their best to deserve the honour. Although only half a dozen exhibitors com- peted, four of them represented the leading makers here and in Melbourne. Barlow headed his list with a new omnibus made for the Bay-road, and christened in honour of this auspicious occasion ' The Galatea.' The prevailing colour was yellow— a relic of the Rounsevell age. It was very comfort ably cushioned inside with chocolate-coloured leather, and the means of ventilation at the top appeared to be very complete. The next greatest speciality from the same workshop was the Eureka buggy, recently made for Dr. Whittell, with a very original contrivance called a jump-seat. Stevenson & Elliot showed a great variety of machines, though not much variety of design, everything having the super-genteel chocolate hue of the royal barouche. The first in the line was a Victorian wagonette ; the next was an Albert phaeton, exceedingly elegant ; and the third, a Melbourne buggy, which Adelaide makers had not much reason to be afraid of. Cottrell seemed to carry the day by quantity ; but there was nothing else very striking in his list, whieh was chiefly composed of buggies. The greatest novelty and elegance were combined in Duncan & Fraser's lot. It comprised wagonettes, gigs, buggies, and to finish with a dress barouche, which any people would not hesitate to prefer to that of His Royal Highness. Mr. W. Starnes and Mr. D. Haynes were also exhibitors in this class. The transition from carriages to saddlery would hardly strain the weakest imagina- tion. The saddlery itself, however, as sus- pended from the west wall of the Exhibition Building, would have dazzled a pretty strong imagination. This industry has been thoroughly naturalized, under the healthy stimulus of sharp competition at home as well as from abroad. The principal saddlers— Holden, Bickford, Coombs, Bur- nett, and Scarborough — all entered heartily into the contest. The separate collections were verv complete and extensive, and

some of them contained very interesting   specimens of ornamental saddlery. The   first prize offered was for cart harness, which   brought out four splendid sets ; most of them   in black leather with brass mountings, and all   of them well made and durable. The next   prize was for a carriage set, of which four   were exhibited. Mr. Holden showed two in   black leather with enamelled ornaments ;   Mr. Scarborough one in stained leather, very   light and elegant ; Mr. Coombs one in black   leather, with silver mountings. The gig sets were five in number, all from the above-   named makers, with the addition of Mr. Bur- nett. The prevailing style was highly polished black leather, with silver mountings. Of   spring-cart sets there were four, some in black leather, others in stained, and all of them with brass mountings. The saddle and bridle prize was keenly competed for, there being 11   entries. They took a very wide range of quality from the strong troop saddle and the coarse seat of the stockman to the elegant housings of the suburban swell. The side saddle and bridle class it was all elegance together, the three exhibitors vieing with each other in embroidery, velvet stirrup   linings, and fairy lightness of rein. Saddlery is one of the few native industries the raw material of which can be produced within the colony. The show made by the tanners and curriers was on a par with that of the saddlers, though its merit was of   a quieter kind. The variety of leather made in the colony may be inferred from the fact that it had to be divided into ten distinct classes. In each there was a host of ex- hibitors, headed by the veteran firm of Peacock & Son, and the competition was keen throughout. In the opening class a general show of leather was invited, and here the medal fell to Dench & Co. The next was devoted to sole leather, of which there were twelve exhibits, the second to cordovan, and the third to kip. After these came in succession calfskins, kangaroo, basils, and wallaby, then fancy leather, and finally a collection of harness leather. All the ex- hibits were more or less remarkable' for the high finish to which they had been brought, and for the combination they presented of pliability with substance.   On a table in the same corner of the building were some specimens of the colonial Crispins' handicraft. The show was not quite large enough to make the im- porters nervous, but it was good in quality. Mr. Howe exhibited a pair or two of elegant dress boots, and a pair of slippers so covered with embroidery as to be fit only for the feet of a Turk. Mr. Hammill went in more for plainness and sub- stantiality. But the retail trade as a whole looked very small beside Bean Brothers machine-made uppers. The catalogue of these buttoned and stitched and enamelled beauties would fill a quarter of a column. There were Prince Alfred Balmorals, Scotch brogues, patent goloshed boots, wallaby side-springs, wallaby Wellingtons, and a family of riding boots for all ages. The spirited manufacturers received more sub- stantial encouragement here than at the Hotel Europe, a silver medal having been awarded to them by the Judges. We have now disposed of the staple articles

of our colonial industry. The miscellaneous etceteras we can hardly do more than allude to in the order in which they appear in the catalogue. Printing, the first - established industry in the colony, has not been the least progressive. But its progress is not of a kind that can be measured by a case or two of specimens. It did not suqirise us to see only two exhibitors in this class— Mr. D. Gall and Mr. J. H. Lewis, who certainly showed well -filled cases. The next class— litho- graphy — was represented by Messrs. Penman and Galbraith in a neat case of ordinary work. Mr. Williams's collection of account-books would have taken Adelaide bookkeepers by surprise a year ago. After this they must admit that it is no longer necessary to send to London for the outfit of a counting-house, for here are London designs, forms, and bind- ings all imitated so as to defy distinction. In these boiling-down times the tallow chandler interest ought to be looking up. The soap and candle makers may have experi- enced some opposition from Mr. Beddome on sanitary grounds, but they have always been well supported by native consumers. Without protection or encouragement of any kind, our native soaps have almost driven the imported article out of the market. Under such circumstances a much better show might have been expected in this class. There were only four exhibitors, Mr. Tid- marsh leading off with his purest and firmest of soaps. Mr. Burford and Mr. T. M. Walker approached him very close, both as to colour and regularity of shape. In candles the same four exhibitors reap peared, including Mr. M. C. Davies, on behalf of a Melbourne firm. Here the lead was taken by Mr. Walker with a first-rate article. The same manufacturer exhibited a cask of tallow for export, the quality of which ought to secure for it an easy entrance into the English market. Mr. Van Hemert, of boil- ing down notoriety, sent from his new factory at Geelong the product of some sheep. It arrived too late for com- petition, but may be seen with in- terest nevertheless. As a foundation for a native trade in oilmen's stores we have a few exhibits of olive oil, wax, and honey. The olive oil was remarkable for its purity, and of the three ex- hibitors Mr. E. Smith secured the first place In the honey class there were eight com- petitors, the first prize being awarded to Mr. W. Pengelly, and the second to Mr. G. F. Ind. The show of perfumery must have taken by surprise the most devoted disciples of Rimmel. Mr. Tocchi, of Stepney, had a beautifully-arranged case, in which every thing, to the labels of the bottle, was finished with Parisian neatness. Its contents comprised eau de miel Angleterre, eau de roses, eau d'oranges, lait de roses, vinaigra de toilette, lavande de muse, extract of mignonette, extract of spring flowers, and a hundred other titles familiar only to initiated  

exquisites. Hood & Co., of Melbourne,     claimed special consideration for their per-   fumes on the patriotic ground of their being   all extracted from Australian flowers. Mr.   Buik's extensive assjrtmsnt of exhibits in-   cluded some superior perfumes— Rondoletta   Magnolia, Heydosmia, Bouquet d' Amour.   The gold modal offered for the best flour   brought out 15 competitors, including most   of the leading millers in town and country.     It was gained by Mr. J. Butterworth, of   Aldinga. The biscuit competition proved   two very satisfactory though not very   generally recognised facts— that biscuits are   now being made on a very large scale, and that the manufacture has been carried to a high degree of perfection. On this occasion there   were eight competitors, and the medallist,   Mr. Calder, had in his case 24 different kinds of bisuuits, the names of most of which   would sound strange to many of our readers.   The confectionary department was arranged   so as to produce the highest effect natural   to so tempting a commodity. There were   four exhibitors— Beach, Harford, Irwin,   and Smith — and each did his best to support   his professional reputation. The result was a display of barleysugar, raspberry drops, gold fish, orange quartettes, Galatea medals, crystallized fruits, lemon kali, and butter- flies, such as our juveniles have only seen hitherto in their dreams. To escape from the temptation of this too sugary subject we turn to several piles of tobacco-leaf exhibited by Dr. O. Weld and Mr. T. O'Halloran. Beside them are three cases of manufactured tobaccco, one of which, Mr. Benda's, shows the fragrant weed in all its stages— ready for the cutting-machine, cut, scented, and compressed into sticks. On another table there is a large assortment of cigars shown by Mr. M. C. Davies. This section is completed by a case of ornamental pipes bearing the name of Mr. Dagenhardt. The gold and silversmiths' work and the jewellery were to the generality of visitors the greatest feature in the Exhibition. The constant pressure of the crowd that surrounded them was so great that several policemen had great difficulty in pre- venting a general sweep of the three tables. The exhibitors were Muirhead, Wendt, Firnhaber, and Steiner, and the principal exhibits consisted of presentation articles, which have already been described in our columns. In Mr. Wendt's case were specimens of the prize medals awarded to the succesful competitors at the Show, the two gold trowels used by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in laying the founda- tion-stones of the Victoria Tower and the Prince Alfred College, the casket in which the address of the Civil Service was presented, and the trowel presented to Mrs. Waterhouse at the foundation of the Draper Memorial Church. In Mr. Firnhaber's case were the trowel pre- sented to Bishop Shiel at the founda- tion of the Roman Catholic Church, North Adelaide, and the silver vase pre- sented to His Honor Chief Justice Hanson on his elevation to the Bench in 1862. In Mr. Steiner's case was the silver cradle recently presented by some of tho Town Councillors to Mrs. Fuller to commemorate a certain domestic event in the current Mayoralty. His collection also included a    

large ornamented silver epergne inkstand, lower vases, emu-egg jewel case, flower stands, claret jugs (two of silver and one of gold), presentation cup, emu egg lady's companion, gold bracelets, malachite and diamond rings, scarf pins, and other articles, all manufactured at his own esta- blishnient. The show of general articles was very brilliant in all the cases, but especially so in Mr. Wendt's, which con- tained facsimiles of some of tho exhibits which took prizes at Melbourne and New Zealand. Though Mr. Buik does not claim kindred with the jewellers or the silver smiths he deserves praise for his extensive collection of superior cutlery and glassware. To illustrate the fine arts the three leading photographers of the city sent selections from their ateliers. That of Mr. Duryea, which gained the medal, was very extensive and varied. The most striking exhibits were his large photographs in oil and in water-colours. There were also some street views remarkable for correctness of perspective and distinctness of detail. Among the smaller photographs were two interesting sets of cartes — one containing all the members of the Wesleyan Con- ference, and the other the members of the Congregational Union. The Photographic Company exhibited some beautiful photo- graphs, among which no one had any diffi- culty in recognising the faces of Dr. Gesso and of the late Dr. Bayer. The collection of Mr. Goode, Hindley-street, contained a fine set of landscape photographs. Among the minor exhibits which must be classed together in a closing para- graph are the silks shown in various stages by Mr. Davenport and Mr. Francis. Among the samples contributed by the former were cocoons of the ailanthus silkworm, said to be the first raised in the colony. Hard by were the cocoons and beautifully white glossy silk of the Japanese worm, introduced to the colony last year. The dried sea- weed exhibited by Mr. C. P. Glover and Mrs. S. H. Chapman was tastefully arranged in wreaths round appropriate marine views, the whole being neatly framed. Several specimens of ornamental turnery by Mr. Hales were greatly admired, and John Chinaman may begin to look to his laurels in that line. There were five competitors in artificial flowers— all, with one exception, being ladies. The most beautiful in this aeries of beautiful groups was decided by the Judges to be Miss Cumming's. The show of arti- ficial fruit was considerable in quantity, but of no special merit. The medal in this class was won by Miss Gray. Four boats were exhibited, and the medal fell to the lot of F. E. Bucknall. Section K.— Wines, Beers, Spirits, and Aerated Waters. In the item wines alone there were 188 entries— a number which to those not versed in the extent of vine cultivation seems very large. When, however, it is considered that on slopes and plains in all directions, in different aspects, and varying soils, equally diverse sorts of vines have been planted, and that many of our vineyards are large establish- ments, employing many hands, and in some

instances superintended by experienced vig- nerons, the wonder grows less. Nearly all the large vignerons were exhibitors, and many small growers also competed in the various classes. The nomenclature of the produce of our vineyards is yet undecided, and the Secretary very properly did not affix positive names, but referred to the different kinds as of a Port, Burgundy, Claret, Madeira, Sherry, Hock, Sauterne, or Constantia character. A great error will be committed if European names are sought to be attached to our wines, and the plan adopted is pro- bably the clearest for present purposes. Some exhibitors, we understand, who sent in their wines without classifying or giving them names, have had them placed in one class, say claret, where they have not taken prizes, whereas if classed as burgundy they would have carried off the palm ; but this may or may not be correct, the largest number of entries were under the head of wines of a port character, and the next sauterne. We must refer for further information to the prize-list or Judges' report. For brandies there were 14 entries, whilst cordials, liqueurs, and aerated waters appeared in consider- able quantities. Colonial ale and porter in bulk and bottle the leading breweries furnished, there being, however, many more entries of ale than porter in both forms. There were also two lots of cider. In another portion of the building the liqueurs and cordials from Seppeltsfelt Distillery, near Greenock, were much admired on account of their marketable appearance and rich colouring ; and some unfermented wine was exhibited by Mr. J. Williams. Among the unenumerated articles scattered through the buildings some would properly be classed under this head, such as the methylated spirit, spirits of wine, and alcohol from Mr. Tocchi's Stepney Distillery, which were admirably got up and Mr. W. N. Crowder's productions. In this class Mr. D. Fisher, M.P., entered samples of gin and spirits of wine ; Mr. J. Crompton, spirit for fortifying wines ; bitters in case, of Bickford's brand, being also shown by the firm of that name. Section L.— Wool. The exhibits of wool were not numerous, and were confined to 13 of our largest and most enterprising sheepfarmers. Connoisseurs on all hands pronounced what was shown to be extremely good, and even the general public pressing past to inspect other parts of the colonial or imported articles displayed in rich profusion around them turned aside into the comparatively quiet part of the building where the products of the shepherd kings were shown, and admired the staple and fibre of the merino, longwools, or crossbreds. The Judges, as will be seen from their report, found considerable difficulty in deciding amidat so much that was excellent, and were especially puzzled to adjudicate between greasy and washed, and relieved themselves

from the dilemma by advising the issue of prizes to each class. What was wanting in quantity was undoubtedly made up in quality. It would, however, have been pleasing to feel it necessary to devote more space to this branch of our colonial products, as the agricultural and mineral classes were so abundantly represented in the prize-list and the Exhibition. The wools which have taken medals with those obtaining honour- able mention were very fine, and three bales of washed wool sent in, and said to be not for competition, deservedly received commen- dation from the Judges and the public. Section M.— Minerals. It might have been anticipated that in a National Show considerable prominence would be given to this department. Few were, however, prepared for so rich and varied a display as graced the tables. What struck sight-seers was not so much the number of exhibitors or the mines represented— for these, compared with the extent of mineral country from the Far North to Cape Jervis, and including the Peninsula, were few — but the care evidenced in so selecting as to givo a clear idea of the wealth of ores of which our province can boast. As will be seen from our remarks, the great ore-producing centres, the Peninsular, far North, and Cape Jervis mines, were exhibitors, tho Bremer furnishing a few specimens in private contributions. The massive blocks of copper, bismuth, cobalt, or iron ores contrasted strikingly with tho ingots, buttons, or dust of the precious metals, or again with precious stones or diamond dust found in some of the cases. Not only were what might properlv be termed mineral produc- tions included under this head, but an assortment of other products of interest to the lapidary or naturalist. This portion of   the Exhibition attracted considerable atten- tion, and crowds thronged the two tables on which wero placed the greater number of specimens of this staple product. For col- lections of minerals of a variety of kinds Mr. S. S. Vale, of Adelaide, obtained a gold medal for two largo cases, the result of many years of patient and persevering collecting. In these cases we noticed every known variety of copper, lead, and argentiferous ores, iron, cobalt, manganese, graphite, auriferous ores, conglomerate and native gold. Various minerals, such as epidote, actynolite, ryanite, hornblendes, chalcedony, opal; also a choice collection of precious stones, including garnets (very large), yellow topaz, beryl, tourmaline, amethyst, gem-sands, &c., superior pro- bably to any collection in tho colony, and a very interesting lot of minerals from the Great Australian Bight. A splendid variety, mainly of Burra ores, including malachites in the rough, as well aa a choice variety of polished specimens, were shown by Captain M. Bryant, and this collec- tion must be of considerable value. Numbers of the ladies remarked the singular appro- priateness for brooches and other trinkets of tho burnished oval malachites, so beauti- fully grained and marked. Mr. T. Graves sent in, not for competition, a splendid lump of blue malachite, from tho Burra. Miss Whitington exhibited a

very great number ot specimens, largely from the Northern Mines. These, how ever, suffered from their proximity to cases better classified and more pretentious in appearance. Specimens of plumbago, bis- muth, blacklead, and cupreous bismuth of varying richness were shown by Mr. J. Young, and some by Mr. F. W. Lindrum. Silver and silver-lead ore were well repre- sented by the Talisker Mining Company, who exhibited 47 distinct descriptions of their products, showing galena in every form or degree of richness in prills broken off from the quartz, said to contain 77 por cent, of lead, with over 50 ozs. of silver, and 4 dwts. 16 grn. of gold to the ton. It was also shown crushed, washed, jigged, &c, so that the uninitiated might see the result of each process. In small glass dishes the galena, taken from the surface, or near it, and at various depths, was exhibited crystallized, frosted with silver or mixed with mundic, quartz, ironstone, nnd fireclay. Regulus, with other varieties of what the Capo Jorvis region can produce, were not wanting, whilst an ingot of pure silver and a very tiny button of pure gold represented the ores when they reach a marketable form, and these were said to bo the first pure extracts in the colony from native produce. In addition to these, we may add that in- terest attached to two articles of colonial manufacture from native productions— a sheet of lead and the barrel of a pump— the first made in the province from colonial material. Before closing our description or rather glance- at the exhibits of tho Talisker,   we must refer in terms of unqualified praise to the excellent arrangement and classification of the specimens— a matter which simplifies the technicalities of the subject to the crowds who enjoy the sight placed before them. The Wheal Coglin, a sister mine to the Talisker in its class of products and situa- tion in the Cape Jervis District, was well represented in its massive blocks of silver, lead and buttons of the more precious metal. Blocks of lead ore from this mino wero outside to the left of the central door- way, and ranged with the others there wero carbonates, &c, in addition to smelted silver lead. Tho Catarpo Company displayed somo fine samples of cobalt— a metal which ono day, it is hoped, may be largely exported, now that the certainty of its being found in paying quantities in various directions has been established. A fine display of ores from the Wallaroo Mines, principally yellow and peacock, with cakes and ingots of pure copper, demand attention, although eclipsed in variety, number, and classification by tho magnificent show from tho younger, though vigorous and world-wide-known Moonta. These latter, taken from Taylor's, Smith's, Dominick's, and other shafts, consisted of grey, yellow, peacock, and black ores, calling them by their familiar names. But we must not fail to note a fine lot of mal- leable or native copper, so dear to specimen hunters, and now so sacredly guarded by ever-watchful captains. A few crystals were interspersed, and would havo made Cousin Jack's mouth water with delight. A prize was awarded to the English and Australian Copper Company for their varioty of cake,

bar, ingot, and sheet coppers smelted at their Port Adelaide Smelting Works, and very great pleasure was manifested in this part of the Exhibition. Lookers-on could scarcely trace the relationship between the dark masses of ore and the bright shining results of the refining process or the dull but rich-looking blocks shown by the Yudanamutana Company, as the produce of the Blinman in a metal state, brought by their works to within 4 per cent, of pure. The Paramatta Company, whose property is situated near Moonta, and bids fair to redeem the credit of the second class of mines, were also exhibitors of ores. A gold medal had been offered for copper sheathing, but none was exhibited. A gold medal was also offered for iron ore and pig-iron smelted, and from the abundance of the former throughout the entire colony in all the ranges a large number of entries might reasonably have been anticipated, but there were only two. If the baser metal came badly off the precious had justice done it, Mr. Neales, M.P., taking a medal of tho same metal for a splendid case containing dust, shot, or nugget gold from. Echunga, Hahndorf, Balhannah, tho Sixth Creek, and, in fact, every part of the colony, and of every date from the first discovery. Those who were sceptical as to the existence in the colony of that which produces yellow fever in the diggers felt their doubts remove and give place to certainty by a glance at this case and the list accompanying it, or the scarcely less interesting, though not so complete a display, made by Mr. Wendt, both of which were highly creditable. Section N.— Horses, Asses, and Mules. Live stock form a special show in them- selves ; but as a general rule tho number of entries down in the catalogue represented more than the actual number of animals exhibited. In the blood entire section, the progeny of South Australian was peculiarly suc- cessful ; but the old horse himself, who in now verging on 19 years, and who, after 15 years of colonial experience, is as mettlesome and lively as a youngster, had to succumb to his companion, Ace of Clubs, in the 'All the   World' class. Against this pair of Gerrard's were entered the Hon. Mr. Baker's Lucifer and Mr. Mullins's Collingrove, whioh had to take rank a degree below prize-takers. In the colonial entires General Lee, a South Australian, owned by Mr. Coglin, surpassed Mr. Holland's Quicksilver, by Flatcatcher, a horse exhibited by Mr. J. Price. Corsair, the Hon. J. Baker's property, carried away the gold medal for three-year-olds in a field of four. The victor among two-year-olds was Dr. Bathe's Abd-el -Kader colt Euphrates, and he also had three competitors. The one-   year-old prizetaker, entered by Messrs. Simms and Chapman, was a promising little colt   of the South Australian breed. The show of brood mares was excellent, the winner being Dr. Bathe's Conceit, the Hon. John   Baker securing second and third honours,

Mr. Gerrard's Regaiia, another South Aus-   tralian, was the Judges' fancy among the   three-year-old fillies; but Frieze, the Hon.   J. Baker's trainer, complains that Corsair's   Bride was left ont in the cold, and was not   subjected to examination. The same sire   brought Mr. Gerrard the prize in two-year-   old fillies at the expense of Messrs. P. and   J. Mullins, who were both competitors. The   foals at foot of the Hon. J. Baker were the   best. In roadster stock Old Norfolk   Hero preserved his prestige, his com-   petitor being Statesman, rather a heavy-   looking horse, belonging to the Hon.   J. Baker. The gold medal for colonial     entires in this department fell to Mr. J.   Gilbert's Young Norfolk Hero, and the second   to Mr. S. Hill's Young Norfolk Cob, a horse   shown by Mr. Dungey being the loser. There   was a capital array of brood stock here also,   collected from many districts. Mr. Fisher's   mare took the prize, and Mr. J. Mullins's   took place as No. 2. The three-year-old filly   class had no entries, but there were a lot of   pretty little pony entires and mares under 12 hands. Mr. J. H. Angas likewise showed   a handsome Galloway mare with the true   Arab stamp, although its action was con-   demned by the Judges. The draught stock   was so generally excellent that there is no   room for special comment ; but it is notice-   able that Mr. R. Smith's famous pair of entires were as successful as ever ; and some of the donkey and mule tribe— a novel feature in the Society's Shows— attracted a great deal of attention. Section O.— Cattle. In cattle the Durhams had it very much their own way, and they filled up the yards well. Some disputation arose from the rather ambiguous wording of some of the classes, such as bull over two years old, cow over three years old, and so on, for com- petitors who kept close to the lowest limit in point of age were placed at a disadvantage when contesting the prize with persons who entered animals of more mature years. Mr. D. Gollan took the cham- pion medal for the Durham bull. The other prizemen — Messrs. Everard and J. Gilbert — were successful in taking honours in other classes. Mr. J. H. Angas also carried off several of the awards, and single prizes fell to Mr. A. B. Murray, Mr. W. Duffield, M.P., and Hon. J. Hodgkiss. In Herefords Mr. R. Holland had almost a monopoly, his only competitor being Mr. E. M. Bagot. There were two Devon bulls shown— one by Mr. Holland, and one by Mr. J. Dicker — each taking a gold medal in a distinct class. In the Alderneys the Hon. J. Baker had an almost open tield, and won no less than two gold medals and five money prizes. Mr. H. E. Bright, after a considerable amount of protesting and effort, obtained as his reward the disqualification of a com- petitor in bulls over two years old class, and a substitute of his own name as gainer of the gold medal. He also took a second prize for Aldemey cows. In cattle of any breed exhibitors mustered stronger, and some keen competition took place ; but in the end only four owners took prizes, namely, Mr. W. Duffield, Mr. J. H. Angas, Messrs. Dean and Laughton, and Mr. J. Gilbert. Deserving of special mention, there were also shown three Hereford heifers by Mr. Chambers, and a team of stout oxen by Mr.   Auld. Section P.— Sheep and Goats. Drought and scab combined have had not the least effect upon the quality of our mutton, if any conclusion can be arrived at from the Show of Thursday. A more splendid display of carcase and wool has never before been presented to the people of Adelaide. The Messrs. Murray took far more than their proportionate share of the prizes ; but it was evident that they had exercised peculiar care in preparing them for the   Judges. Mr. J. Murray made a clear sweep of three gold medals in the Merino class, and the remaining three were allotted to Mr. A. B. Murray. With this variety of sheep their competition and consequently their successes terminated, and the prizes were more equally divided. To Mr. C. B. Fisher two money awards for long- woolled sheep— two and four tooth — fell the long woolled ram shown by Mr. J. H. Angas, being accorded first place in a lot of 17. For Down rams and ewes Mr. H. S. Price was the fortunate competitor, Mr. T. P. Jones bearing off all the honours for two-tooth Down ewes. Mr. McCulloch's 20 fat Merino ewes took the prize against lots belonging to Mr. E. M. Bagot, Mr. J. H. Angas, and Messrs. Dean & Laughton ; Mr. E. M. Bagot being awarded first prize for the same quantity and kind of wethers. The other sheep prizes went to Messrs. J. Rankine, C. B. Fisher, J. Gilbert, H. S. Price, and J. Burrowes. Reference should l-e made to the very fine collection of Merino rams contributed by Mr. J. Murray, equal to the best imported ones. In the long-woolled sheep there were a really capital display, but through some official oversight a good many of the un- enumerated escaped being adjudicated upon. On Friday morning a supplementary judg- ment took place, and an honourable distinction was conferred upon Mr. J. Rankine and others. Mr. D. Gollan showed three very superior rams of the Lincoln, Leicester, and cross-bred varieties. Among these was a young ram weighing fully 2 cwt. Mr. J. H. Angas also sent in some extra lots. We are requested to state that the Judges of wool were in error in reporting the three bales of washed wool sent in by the same gentleman as not being for competition, as they were duly entered. In fact the error has already been repaired, as on Friday they were adjudged worthy of a medal. Section Q. — Pigs. The principal feature in this branch of the Exhibition was a magnificent animal sent in by Mr. Lewis, of Macclesfield, weighing 27 st. 8 lb. Another enormous creature, with a frame almost as large as an ox, was sent in by Mr. H. Edwards, and was classed   among sows over one year old. Some of the other pigs, both for bacon and porkers, were excellent. Section R.— Dogs. The dog is said to be the only companion of man in all parts of the world from the torrid to the frigid zone. In this instance he (the dog) was his own companion. The kennels were arranged along the north end of the eastern boundary of the enclosure, and there in comparative solitude some 60 or 70 dogs were chained up for the inspection of any stray visitor passing that way. A con- siderable number of the prizes were not competed for in that section. The beagle, harrier, foxhound, bloodhound, Italian grey hound, dingo, and some others were all com spicuous by their absence. Kangaroo dogs mustered in considerable numbers ; there were two or three noble- looking Newfound- lands, some sly-looking bulldogs and bull terriers, sleek greyhounds, shaggy spaniels, frisky smooth English terriers, and dainty poodles. The prizes were so very equally distributed among exhibitors that we cannot give a list of those who were specially fortunate. The awards of the Judges will be consulted by the reader who is interested in this section. Section S.— Unenumerated. Under this head will be found an unlimited variety of articles, from a sheep to a washing machine, all late entries of whatever kind being entered in the class denominated 'un- enumerated,' and specially provided for goods which may bo exhibited either not for competition or for which no prize has been offered. To refer to every entry, or even to give all the entries merely, would occupy more space than could be afforded ; but in the prize-list will be found every article to which the Judges have either awarded a medal, prize, or honourable mention, or on which they have made any other remark. Amongst the principal objects of interest was a large block of freestone from Messrs. Brown & Thomp son's Glen Ewin Quarry, measuring 4 feet 3 inches by 4 feet 1 inch, and 2 feet 7 inches in depth, weighing over three tons, on the top of which were built quoins of various finish, allowing the different styles of work- manship, and surmounted by a carved key stone, representing a monster female head. This is the stone intended to be used in the eastern arch of the passage between the In solvent Court and the Police Station. A self -acting swing, invented by Mr. Chambers, appeared to answer its purpose exceedingly well, and was practically tested by the juveniles to a large extent during the day. Mr. W. N. Crowder showed in this class several articles, including seltzerwater, &c. Mr. W. C. Buik had a very fine display of imported glassware, including ground, cut, twisted, and stained, besides a fine collection of electroplated-ware, bird cages, and other articles, which the Judges remarked were very tastefully displayed. There was also a large pyramid of sauces and pickles of Mrs. Chance's, together with some fine jams and jellies. This class also included a number of ex- hibits of colonial manufacture, some of the most noteworthy of which were a variety of hats manufactured at Messrs. A. Macgeorge and Co.'s establishment; coops and feed-   ing-troughs for fowls on improved prin-

ciples, by Mr. A. J. Baker; wedding-   cakes and other ornamental confectionery,   by Mr. S. 'Goldsack; a canary-cage by   Jr. Nitschke» . composed of glass bars   running from the top of the cage to the base,   and a collection of metal vases, jugs, &c,   by the same exhibitor; elderberry wine by   S. Pearc; an apparatus for drying stoves   by F. Fender; regulating corn-screens,   to which the Victorian Prize Medal was   awarded, elevators, sack-tillers, garden seats,   by Mr. Mellor ; and various other articles of   minor importance. There were also several   entries in horse stock and cattle which   arrived too late to be placed with their   respective classes ; besides the gold trowels,   caskets, and other works of colonial art in   gold and silver, which have been presented to Prince Alfred, and were graciously ex- hibited by him. We must mention, too, the   printing-machine of Messrs. Sims & Elliott,   which was being worked by steam through-   out the day, printing copies3 of the Exhibition nlewspaper. Near a small collection of machinery at   work was stationed Mr. Platts's guillotine paper-cutter, Which, having undergone repair,     naecessitated by the wanton damage done it,   created much interest by the rapidity and   neatness with which it performed its allotted work. Mr. J. Mellor supplemented his collection for competition by a large col- lection of corn-screens, sack-elevators, and . minor pieces of mechanism. Messrs. Skelton, Carter, & Co. inside the building had a case of colonial-made Crimean shirts of brilliant pattern set out, entering a sort of silent   protest against the Protection agitation which   has been slumberiug so peacefully of late.   Mr. T. Macdonald had pitched three tents   of superior workmanship on the ground. They attracted the eye of the Judges of the   ' E. and O.' Department on Friday, and received an honourable award. Messrs. Carter &. Draysey furnished a set of colonial diaphynes, which were greatly admired for the exquisiteness of the colouring. Messrs.   G. & R. Wills also competed with Messrs.   Skelton in the colonial-made shirt line, and exhibited a large variety of well made-up   articles. SECOND DAY. The first point worthy of note in connec- tion with the second day of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society's General Show is an early visit paid to it by the Prince, with a view of securing a quiet and undisturbed inspection of the exhibits which the crush of the previous day had rendered altogether out of the question. About 10 o'clock, accompanied by Lord Newry and the Hon. Mr. Yorke, His Royal Highness drove into the enclosure, where he was received by the Hon. J. Baker (President), and conducted round all the tables in the room. His Royal Highness displayed great interest in many articles of South Australian produce and manufacture, and took espe- cial notice of the superb display of silversmith's work contributed by Mr. J. M. Wendt, together with the collection adjoining. He likewise inspected with peculiar interest the magnificent collections of minerals. He also took a second turn among the articles exhibited in the grounds. Shortly before 11 o'clock he was joined by His Excellency the Governor and suite, with whom he left about a quarter-past 11, his stay having extended over an hour and a half. The Committee had taken means to correct the mistakes in their original arrange- ments, and for the most part with suc- cess. In the first place, to compensate ticket holders for having been debarred on the preceding day from reaping any advantage over the general public in consequence of the arrival of the Prince having been delayed till nearly 2 o'clock, the Show was thrown open to them and their families exclusively between the hours of 11 and 1 o'clock. In   the next place, an improvement was effected in the arrangements for issuing tickets, so that the cause of dissatisfaction existing before was obviated. Furthermore, an effort was made to rectify errors which had crept into the list of awards, and to supply omissions which had been made by the Judges. The Distribution of Medals. As the time appointed for the distribution of medals (4 o'clock on Friday) approached, masses of people began to assemble around the often-mentioned octagonal pavilion, which internally had been handsomaly fitted up as a retiring-room for the Prince. The Regimental Band, which had been playing at intervals during the day, suspended operations, and stragglers could be seen coming from the direction of the cricket match (which we describe below) to see His Royal Highness in another fresh capacity. Provision had been made by roping off a space around the pavilion to prevent crushing, and ropes had also been run along one side of the way by which it was necessary for the Prince to arrive. On the other side, however, adjoining the Exhibition Building, no such precaution had been exercised, and the curious public gave an endless amount of trouble to the regular and special policemen. At length the aid of mounted troopers had to be summoned, and in addition water had to be employed to clear a gangway for the royal carriage. The gold and silver medals, enclosed in neat cases, were laid out on a table placed on the raised dais erected for the convenience of the Prince. They are plain neat articles, bearing on one side the inscrip tion ' Presented by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh,' and on the other the name of the Society, sufficient space being left on the rim for inscribing the name of the winner. The manufac turer was Mr. J. M. Wendt. As the full supply had not been completed, it was arranged that exhibitors entitled to more than one should rest content with a single one, the others to be handed over when ready. It may also be well to explain that those recommended for medals whose ex- hibits came in the Unenumerated Section did not receive them, as it is a preliminary to their being even ordered that the Committee should approve of the recommendations. That they will do so in all cases can hardly be doubted ; but still the form of sanctioning their preparation has to be gono through. The spectators, whose numbers were con- stantly being swelled and whose eagerness for a prominent position it was very difficult to restrain, waited with impatience for the arrival of the Prince, but it was not until 20 minutes past 4 that he reached the ground. A complete avenue of onlookers extended down to the entrance gate, and a cheer ran along the lines as His Royal High ness drove up, attended only by Lord Newry and the Hon. Eliot Yorke. He was re- ceived by the President of the Society, and conducted into the pavilion, where he remained while the arrangements were being completed. In the inner circle a number of ladies took their stand. In an adjoining enclosure the claimants for the gold medals were arrayed, and beyond were the surging crowd and the overtasked representatives of the civil arm. When all was ready His Royal Highness came out to perform his part in the ceremony. The President, addressing him, said : — May it please your Royal Highness, the Society has asked you to distribute the medals gained by competitors at this Exhi- bition ; and although the medals are not in themselves of any great value, they will be appreciated and treasured by those who may receive them on account of the honour that may be considered to attach to the delivery of them by your Royal Highness. If, therefore, you will consent to distribute the medals you will be doing an act which will be grateful to the receivers of them, and not only so, but to the colony at large. His Royal Highness simply bowed his con- sent, and then handed over gold medals to the following persons, the names being read over by Mr. E. M. Bagot, owing to the Secretary being afflicted with hoarseness : — Messrs. G. Cant, R. Holland, Giles and Pascoe, W. Pengilly, E. Smith, J. T. Gray, J. Mellor, H. L. Vosz, G. R. Debney, Duncan and Fraser, J. Gilbert, Biddles, J. Murray, A. B. Murray, J. Riddoch, G. Dunn, J. H. Angas, S. S. Vale, Hamilton, J. B. Neales, J. M. Wendt, W. Gerrard, P. B. Coglin, Hon. J. Baker, Dr. Bathe, J. Chambers, J. Gilbert, R. Smith, J. Dunkley, W. Ferguson, G. Dunn, D. Gollan, W. Duffield, Captain Smart, J. Gilbert, S. Davenport, R. Holland, Dicker, Hon. J. Baker, H. E. Bright, J. Murray, A. B. Murray, L. Muhr, J. T. Gray, R. D. Ross, P. Gaylards, Board of Directors Botanic Gardens, and Nil De- sperandum. His Royal Highness then withdrew into the pavilion, and after a considerable amount of difficulty those entitled to silver medals were arranged so as to be ready to take them in due order of priority. This having been accomplished as far as practicable, the Prince once more took his position, and the list was read over and the medals distributed as follows:— Messrs. J. Primrose, H. H. Hausscn, W. A. Wight & Co. (2), A. Murray & Son, Tux- ford, J. Schomburgk, W. C. Buik, Horwood and Ellis. D. Gall, Penman & Galbraith, W. Nitschke, J. Williams, C. Platts, Dench and

Co., J. H. Rowe, Bean Brothers, Tidmarsh and Co., Shearing, G. Wyatt, W. Dobbie, A. Simpson (2), Jacka, H. L. Vosz, J. Well-   bourne, J. Calder, Wells & Dicken, E.   Benda, M. C. Davies, A. Irwin, T. Whitaker, Francis, A. Tocchi, Strachan, T.   Duryea, Headdey, Hocking, Glover, J. Chambers, F. G. Hales, D. Lithgow, Priest,   R. D. Ross, Hon. J. Baker, R. Fothering- ham, D. Fisher (2), J. Gillard (3), J. Gilbert,   Seppelt, J. O. Ladd, W. N. Crowder (2),   Simms & Chapman, Syme & Sison, J. Burton,   J. Riddoch, J. H. Angas, A. Abrahams (Talisker Company), Proprietors of Moonta   Mines, Hon. J. Hodgkiss, Mrs. L. A. Chance, Mrs. Kellett, Miss Whitington,   Miss Gray, Miss Cumming.   This closed the list distributed. Three cheers were then given for His   Royal Highness, who shortly afterwards re-   entered his drag and drove off, while the people cheered loudly, and the Band played   ''God Save the Queen.'   During the day the attendance was very   large. The admission fee was reduced to 1s., but still the receipts made up the respectable   amount of £430, making a total for the two   days of £1,180, exclusive of members' tickets.           The wind-up of the events of the day was the playing of a hornpipe by the Band, to   which the sailors of the Galatea danced, and   the final performance of the National     Anthem.   THIRD DAY.   The resolution of the Committee to keep   open the Show during a third day was   arrived at too late to secure success, and the attendance during Saturday was rather   meagre. The whole of the live stock too had been removed, and although those in   charge did what they were able to retain   the rest of the articles it was impossible   for them to prevent the less pliable of the exhibitors from carrying off their contribu-   tions. The consequence was that the arrangement of things was considerably dis- ordered, and visitors could gain but a poor idea of the splendid display of the two   preceding days. On the subject of tallow we may mention   that Mr. T. M. Walker, a very old   colonist, has resumed the exportation of   that material— a matter to which he turned his attention some 20 years ago, but which since that time he has done nothing in. A   sample of the article was visible at the Exhi- bition.   During the afternoon of Saturday the   Adelaide Regimental Band were in atten- dance, and played very effectively notwith-   standing the small audience. In the evening a much larger company was collected, and a   dance on the green, or on the substitute for the green, was kept up with spirit till the   closing hour.   The Exhibition, we need scarcely repeat,   has been a credit to the colony. To this the many thousands— we might almost say tens   of thousands — of visitors are able to testify   and it is to be hoped, having once ascer- tained what our capabilities are, that we shall not in future Exhibitions fall below the standard. The total receipts have been £1,200 13s., omitting, as before, subscribers' tickets. Once more we must compliment the President, the Secretary, and the Com- mittee, on the general success attendant upon their arrangements. THE PRIZE-LIST. We subjoin the prize-list in as complete a form as it is possible for us to give it : — Section A.— Agricultural Produce. Judges-Messrs. C. H. T. Connor, John Dunn, and Robt. Paterson, Wheat (Hills), six bushels, first prize, gold medal, G. Cant, grown by F. Carlin, weight, 67lbs. 2ozs.; second prize, £3, H. Giles purple straw, grown by J. Thyer, jun.. Mount Pleasant, weight, 66 lbs. 15 ozs. ; third prize, £1 10s. W. Phillis, Mount Pleasant, weight, 66 lbs. 12 ozs. Eleven other entries. Wheat (plains), six bushels, first prize, gold medal, R. Holland, weight, 67lb-. 8 ozs.; second prize, £3, W. Phillis, weight, 67 lbs. 1oz.; third prize £1 10s. R. Holland, weight, 66 lbs. 15 ozs. Seventeen other entries. English barley, six bushels, first prize, gold medal, G. Cant, grown by Mrs. Bristow, Kangaroo Island; second prize £3, Crawford & Co. Hind- marsh. One other entry.   Cape barley, six bushels, first prize, £3, W. H. Gray, Reedbeds; second prize £2. G. Cant, growu by W. Blythman; third prize, £1, E. & W. Hackett, grown by C. Rake. Three other entries. Whitec oats, six bushels, first prize. £3, W.   Phillis, weight, 5 lbs 8ozs.; second prize, £2, K. Smith. O'Halloran Hill, weight 5¾ lbs.; third prize, £1, G. Cant. Three other entries.   Cape oats, six bushels, first prize, £3 J. Cham- bers; second prize, £2, G. Cant, grown by W.   Blythman; third prize, E. & W. Hackett, grown   by — Jones. One other entry. Horse beans, four bushels, prize, £1, G. Cant, grown hy G. Daniels. One ether entry.   Rye, four bushels, prize, £1. G. Cant. One other entry. Ryegrass-seed, three bushels, prize, £1, E & W. Hatchett, grown by Cresswell. Flaxseed. three bushels, prize, £1, E. & W. Hackett, growu by Kell. Malt. ci«!it bushels, jirize, silver medal, J. Piim roje. Three other entries. Field peas, eight bushels, first prize, £2, E. and W. Hackett, grown by Grant; second prize, £1, G. Cant, grown by J. ??mels   Mangold wurtzel (long), 20 roots, prize, £1. J. Frame. Only sample shown. Three other entries. Mangold wurtzel (globe), 20 roots, prize, £1, Rake & Parsons, Hampstead. Only sample shown.   Two other entries. Gums, collection of not less than five distinct genera of trees named, prize, silver medal No entry. No prize awarded. Guano, 1cwt., accompanied by analysis, prize, silver medal, H. H. Haussen. One other entry. Section B.— Dairy Produce. Judges-Hon. W. Morgan, Messrs. J. M. Link- later and T. Graves. Salt butter, keg, not less than 100 lbs., first prize, gold me dal, P. Gaylard; second prize, £2, S. Tapscott. Twenty other entries. Very credi- table exhibition. The Judges had difficulty in deciding which was second. Several were too new, and were rejected in consequence. Fresh buiter, 28 lbs., first prize, £2, Miss M. A. Cook ; second prize. £1, R. McEwin. Twenty-six other entries. Only 18 samples shown. ' All very good, not easy to put them in the order of merit.' Cheese- two, of not less than 12 lbs. each, first prize, silver medal, W. A. Wight & Co. ; second prize, £1. S. Tapscott, Mount Pleasant. Three other entries. Much disappointment expressed at such a limited number oi entries, also at the new- ness of the samples. Eggs (hens), two dozen, first prize, 10s., H. B. White ; second prize, A. J. Baker. Thirteen other entries. ' Very hard to decide which was best.' Eggs (ducks), two dozen, first prize. 10s., Nation Brothers. (' Very fine sample ;)'' secoud prize, 5s., J. Kentish. Fifteen other entries. Bacon, two flitches, first prize, silver medal, W. N. Crowder, Mitcham; second prize, £1, W. A. Wight & Co. Nineteen other estries. 'The great bulk of the samples badly cut, and not sufficient care taken in getting up; the more to be regretted as the meat was excellent.' Hams, first prize, silver medal. W. A. Wight and Co. ('Very fine'): second prize, £1, W. K. Fordham, Eagle-on-the-Hill. ('Good.') Seventeen other entries. 'Hon. J. Baker— a good sample. T. Lawes— well cut, not well cured. Several other samples not well cut, and prepared for market.'' Judge's remarks :— ' One case of hen-eggs, fifteen varieties, exhibited, not for competition, is very fine; also native pheasant, guinea, turkey, and other eggs.' Section C.-Fruits. Judges— Messrs. Wm. Haines, D. Johns, and W. Hines. Pineapple, prize, £1, J. Acraman. One other entry. Apples, collection, first prize, £1; Giles and Pascoe; second prize:, 10s., Giles & Pascoe. One other entry. Apples, dessert, 12, first prize, 10s., Giles and Pascoe; second prize, 5s., R. D. Ross. Two other entries. Apples, kitchen, 12, first prize, 10s., G. McEwin; second prize, 5s., Giles & Pascoe, Four other entries. Pears, dessert, 12, first prize, 10s., R. D. Ross; second prize, 5s., Giles & Pascoe. One other entry. Pears, kitchen, 12, first prize, 10s., R. D. Ross; second prize, 5s., Giles & Pascoe. Two other entries. Citrous tribe, collection, first prize, silver medal, F. BeasIey ; second prize, £1, Giles & Pascoe. Four other entries. Oranges, 12, first prize, 10s., T. Hardy; second prize, 5s., G. Young. Six other entries. Gooseberries, one gallon, first prize, 10s., Giles and Pascoe: second prize, 5s., J. Frame. Loquats, 5 lbs., first prize, 10s., Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 5s., C. Wills. Eleven other entries. Strawberries, 5 lbs., prize, 10s., R. C. Homer- sham. Strawberries, collection, first prize, £1, Giles and Pascoe. Fruits, collection, first prize, gold medal, Giles and Pascoe; second prize, silver medal, G. McEwin. 'The Judges of fruits have to report that taking into consideration the time of the year, there was a really good collection of fruits; and they have also to report that they feel glad to see   South Australia able to grow such oranges, in their opinion fit to compete with any part of the world. They wish to draw attention to the Committee in future to have the exhibits kept more distinct. Section D.— Dried and Preserved Fruits &c Judges— Hon. W. Morgan, Messrs. T. Graves, and J. M. Linklater. Soft-shell almonds, 14 lbs., first prize, 10s., W. D. Wigzell; second prize, 5s., J. D.Holbrook. One other entry. Walnuts, 5 lbs., first prize, 10s., Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 5s. Giles & Pascoe. One other entry. (In cases fit tor exportation.)   Raisins, 28 lbs., first prize, £1. W. A. Wight and Co. : second prize, 10s., W. Pengelly. F. Fenden very good sample, nearly equal to second prize. Six other entries. Currants, 23 lbs., first prize, £1, C Everett; second prize, 10s., F. Fenden. J. Green and J. Hardy very good; J. Lawes and Mrs. F. Clark well got up but small; Holbrook good fruit not suffi- ciently dried. Dried figs, 14 lbs., prize. One entry, J. D. Holbrook. . Dried fruits, collection, first prize, gold medal, J. D. Holbrook; second prize, silver medal. M. C. Davies-. Very good, well got up, and worthy of a prize. One other entry. Jams and jellies, collection, first prize, gold medal, W. Pengelly, Fullarton. good assortment, well got up, with the flavour of fruit; second prize, silver medal, 'A. Murray & Son. Coromandel Valley. Great difficulty in deciding between   G. McEwin, Houston, and these. Three other entries, Wattleville jams, excellent assortment and quality, not for exhibition.

.. ? tic . liiu.r, x. Unties, prize, *i, m. U. Davis. £ fair example. Sauces and pickles', collection, first prize, silver medal, Mrs. L. A. Chance; second prize, 10s, Mrs. F. C. Davis. One other entry. Olives, six bottles, prize. Only one sample, but     middling. Section E— Vegetables   Judges— Messrs. T. Playford, A. G. Wlgzell, and   J.F. Pascoe.       Carrots, one dozen, first prize, 10s.. J. Edwards;   second prize, 5s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. Six other   entries. Red beet one dozen, first prize, 10s., W. Fry;   second prize, 5s., Mrs. Glen. Four other entries. Cucumbers, brace, first prize, £1, L. Ey; second   prize, 10s., L. Ey. One other entry. Salad, first prize, 10s., W. Pengelly.   Peas, one peck, first prize, 10s., W. Fry; second prize, 7s. 6d.. W. Pengelly ; third prize, 5s., Mrs. J.   Edwards, six other entries. Rhubarb, 12 sticks, first prize, 10s., W. Vince; ' second prize, 5s., G. G. Ireland. One other entry. Parsnips, 12, first prize, 10s., P. D. Prankerd;   second prize, 5s., W. Vince. Two other entries. Turnips, white, one dozen, first prize, 10s., J.   Steer. Two other entries. Turnips, yellow, one dozen, first prize, 10s., J. Steer ; second prize, 5s Mrs Glen. Three other entries. Cabbages, one dozen, first prize, £1, W. Pengelly ; second prizj, 15s., C. Wills; third prize, 10s., J.   Steer. Cauliflowers, six. first prize, 10s., W. Pengelly. Three other entries. Asparagus, 60 heads (7 inches), first prize, 10s.,   G. G. Ireland; second prize. 7s. 6d., J. Rowell; third prize, 5s., Mrs. Glen. Three other entries. Onions, 28 lbs., first prize. £1. No entry, but those exhibited being very good recommended for a prize.   Potatoes, kidney, 28 lbs., first prize, £1, P. D.   Prankerd: second prize, 10s., J. Steer. Three other entries. Potatoes, round, 28 lbs., first prize, £1, L. Ey; second prize, 10s.. E. Boehn. .Nine other entries. Vegetables, collection, first prize, silver medal, W. Pengelly; second prize, £1, P. D. Prankerd. one other entry. 'The Judges are of opinion that the show of vegetables as a whole is good, when it is considered that it is late for the plains and too early for the hills, which has prevented our principal growers from competing. They would recommend for the future a separate prize be given to round white potatoes.' Section F.-Floriculture. Judges— Messrs. E. Lane and G. McEwin. Ornamental plant-, collection (in pots) first prize, gold medal, E Smith; second prize, £2, Giles and Pascoe. Two other entries. Variegated foliage, collection (in pots), first prize, £2, Giles & Pascoe; second prize, £1, Hon. J. Hodgkiss. One other entry. Plant, new or rare, not previously shown, silver medal, clematis. Four entries. Twelve plants, first prize, silver medal, Hon. J. Hodgkiss; second prize, 15s., Giles & Pascoe. Six plants, first prize, 15s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. Three other entries. Three plants, first prize, 10s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss; second prize, 7s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe. Two other entries. One plant, first prize, 7s. 6d . Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 5s., Giles & Pascoe. Two other entries. Six fuchsias, first prize, 15s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss; second prize, 10s., E. Smith. Three fuchsias, first prize, 10s., E. Smith; second prize. 7s. 6d., W. Pengelly. One fuchsia, first prize:, 7s. 6d., Mrs. J. Baker; second prize, 5s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. One other entry. Twelve geraniums or pelargoniums, first prize, silver medal, Hon. J. Hodgkiss; second prize. 15s.. Mrs. J. Baker. Three other entries. Six geraniums or pelargonniums, first prize, 15., Hon. J. Hodgkiss; second prize, 10s., J. T. Gray. Four other entries.   Three geraniums or pelargoniums, first prize, 10s., Giles & Pascoe. Three other entries. One geranium or pelargonium, prize, 5s., Hon.   J. Hodgkiss. Three other entries. Six pelargoniums (fancy), prize, 15s. , Giles and Pascoe. One other entry. Three pelargoniums (fancy), first prize, 10s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss; second prize, 7s. 6d., Giles & Fascue. Two other entries. Three geraniums (Zonale). first prize, 10s., Hon. J. Jlodgkiss; secund prize, 7s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe. Two other entries Four cacti, prize, £1, J. T. Gray. One other   entry. Two cacti, prize, 15s., Giles & Pascoe. One other entry. One cactus, first prize, 7s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 5s., J. T. Gray. One other entry. One gloxinia, prize, 5s., E. Smith. One other entry. One gloxinia, prize, 5s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. One other entry. Three calceolaria, first prize, 7s.6d., T. O'Hallo-   ran; second prize, 5s.. T. O'Halloran. One calceolaria, prize;, 5s., Giles & Pascoe. One other entry. Four cinerarias, first prize 7s. 6d., Mrs. J. Baker; second prize, 5s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. One other eniry. Two cinerarias, first prize. 5s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss; second prize, 3s. 6d., Mrs. J. Baker. One cineraria, prize, 3s. 61, Hon. J. Hodgkiss. One other entry. Six petunias first prize, 10s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss; second prize. 7s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe. Three petunias first prize, 7s. 6d.. Hon. J. Hodgkiss: second prize, 5s., W. Pengilly. Three other entries. One petunia, prize, 5s., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. Three     other entries. Three mimuli, first prze, 5s.. Mrs. J. Baker; second prize, 3s. 6d., Dr. Wylde. Three other entries. One amaryllis or crinum. prize, 7s. 6d., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. One other entry. Three climbers, prize, 10s. Giles & Pascoe.   One climber, prize 7s. 6d., Hon. J. Hodgkiss;   second prize, 5s., Giles & Pascoe. One other entry. Three camelias, prize, 15s.. Giles & Pascoe. One camelia, prize, 7s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe. One other entry. CUT FLOWERS. Forty-eight roses, first prize, gold medal. E. Smith; second prize, silver medal, Mrs. Glen Three other entries. Twenty-four roses, first prize, silver medal, J. Acraman ; second prize, £1. E. Smith; third prize, 15s., J. Skelton. Six other entries. Twelve roses, first prize, £1, K. Smith; second prize, 15s., E. Smith; third prize, 10s., Mrs. J. Baker. Eight other entries. Six roses, first prize, 10s., E. Smith ; second prize,   7s. 6d., W. Pengelly. Ten other entries. Three roses, first prize. 7s. 6d., E. Smith ; second   prize, 5s., E. Smith. .Nine other entries.   New rose, prize, 5s. Seven entries. Six rosebuds, first prize, 15s., E. Smith ; second prize, 10s. J. T. Gray; third, prize, 7s. 6d., Mrs. Glen. Nine other entries. Six antirrhinums, first prize, 7s. 6d, T. Graves; secoud prize, 5s., F. Duffield. nine other entries.   Six paeonies (tree), first prize, 10» ; second prize, 7s. 6d.. P. D. Prankerd. Three paeonies (tree), prize, 7s. 6d., E. D. Ross.   One other entry. One paeony (tree), prize, 5s., Mrs. Glen. Two other entries. Six paeonies (herbaceous), prize 10s., P. D. Prankerd. One other entry.   Three paeonies (herbaceous), prize, 7s. 6d, Giles and Pascoe. Two other entries. One paeony (herbaceous), prize, 3s. 6d, Giles and Pascoe.One other entry.     Twenty-four gladioli, prize, silver medal. W. Pengelly. Four other entries. Twelve gladioli, first prize. £1, W. Pengelly; second prize, 15s., F. S. C. Driffield. Four other entries. Six gladioli, first prize, 15s., F. S. C. Driffield; second prize, 10s., Mrs. Glen. Five other entries. Three gladioli, first prize, 10s., C. Sabine; second prize, 7s. 6d., T. O'Halloran. Six other entries. One gladiolus, prize, 7s. 6d., W. Pengelly. Ten entries. Only one shown. Three carnations, prize, 5s. Six entries. Only one shown. No prize awarded. Six picotees, prize, 5s., W. Pengelly. Three other entries. Three picotees, first priza, 3s. 6d., W. Pengelly; second prize. 2s. 6d., T. O'Halloran. Five other entries. Three pinks, first prize, 3s. 6d., E. Smith; second prize, 2s. 6d., W. Pengelly. Five other entries. Twelve geraniums or pelargoniums, first prize, 15s., Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 10s., Giles and Pascoe. Five other entries. Six geraniums or pelargoniums, first prize, 10s., Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 7s. 6d., Giles and Pascoe. Seven other entries. Three geraniums or pelargoniums, first prize, 7s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 5s., Giles and Pascoe. Six other entries. Seedling geranium or pelargonium, prize, 7s. 6d., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. Six other entries. Six phlox drummondii. first prize, 5s., Dr. Wylde     second prize, 3s. 6d., T. O'Halloran. Five other entries. Three phlox drummondii, first prize, 3s. 6d., F. S. C. Driffield ; second prize, 2s. 6d., T. O'Halloran.   Eight other entries. Eighteen verbenas, first prize, £1, F. S. C. Driffield; second prize, 15s, T. O'Halloran Five other entries. Twelve verbenas, first prize, 15s., F. S. C. Driffield; second prize, 10s., J. T. Gray. Six other entries. Six verbenas, first prize, 10s., T. O'Hallaran; second prize, 7s. 6d., Hon. J. Hodgkiss. Twelve other entries. Three verbenas, first prize. 5s.. Dr. Wylde; second prize, 3s. 6d., J. Steer: Eleven other entries. Three verbenas, new (seedlings), prize, 7s. 6d F. S. C. Driffield. Six other entries. One verbena, new (seedling), prize, 5s., F. S. C. Driffield. Seven other entries. Three camellias, prize, 10s. Two entries. No prize awarded. One camellia, prize, 5s. Two entries. No prize awarded. Twelve petunias, first prize 10s., F.. S. C. Driffield; second prize, 7s. 6d., Dr. Wylde. Three other entries. Six petunias, first prize, 7s. 6d. F. S. C. Driffield: second prize, 5s. , E. Smith. Six other entries. Six double petunias, first priz*, 103.. F. S. C. Driffield; second prizs, 7a. 64, Dr. Wylde. Two other entries. Three double petunias, first prize, 7s. 6d., F. S. C. Driffield; second prize; 5s., Dr. Wylde. Four other entries. Twelve pansies, first prize, 15s., F. S. C. Driffield;   Second prize, 10s., T. O. Halloran. Two other entries. Six pansies, prize, 10s, T. O'Halloran. Six other entries. Three pansies, first prize, 7s. 6d., T. O'Halloran; second prize, 5s., J. Steer. Three other entries. One pansy, first prize. 5s.. E. Smith; second prize, 3s. 6d., T. O'Halloran. Four other entries. Three spikes hollyhocks, prize, 5s. Two entries. No prize awarded. . One spike hollyhock, prize, 2s. 6d. Three entries.   No prize awarded.   Twelve annuals, prize, 10s., T. O'Halloran. Two other entries.     Six annuals, first prize, 7s. 6d., T. O'Halioran; second prize, 5s. F. S. C. Driffield. Six other entries. ; - Twenty-four flowers of any sort, grown out of   doors, first prize, silver medal. Giles & Pascoe; second prize, £1, Giles & Pascoe. Four other entries. Twelve flowers of any sort, grown out of doors, prize, £1. eight entries. No prize awarded. Six flowers of any sort, grown out of doors, first prize, 15s., Dr. Wylde; second prize, 10s., J. Steer. Five other entries. Twenty-four flowers of any sort, grown in or out   of doors, first prize, silver medal, Giles & Pascoe;   second prizs, £1, Giles & Pascoe. One other entry. Twelve flowers of any sort, grown in or out of   doors, first prize. £1, Giles & Pascoe ; second prize, 15s.. Giles & Pascoe. Four other entries. Six flowers of any sort, grown in or out of doors    

.». f-rze, las ; scuuuu prize, um. J-me entries, No prize awarded     Three achimenes, prize, 7s. One entry. No   prize awarded.   One achimene, prize, 5a. One entry. No prize     .warded. Twelve bulbous or tuberous, grown out of doors, first prize. 15s., Giles & Pascoe ; second prize, 10s., P D. Prankerd. Six bulbous or tuberous, grown out of doors, first prize, 10s, Giles & Pascoe; second prize. 7s. 6d., Dr. Wylde. Two other e tries.   Three bulbous or tuberous, grown out of doors, prize, 7s. 6d. Five entries. No prize awarded. Twelve climbers, first prize, 15s., Giles & Pascoe ; second prize, 10s., T. Graves. Two other entries. Six climbers, first prize, 10s., T. Graves; second prize, 7s. 6d., Dr. Wylde. Five other entries. Three climbers, prizs, 7s. 6d-, i'. Graves. Seven -ther entries, Six delphiniums, first prize, 10s., J. Steer; second prize. 7s. 6d, T. Graves, seven other entries. Three delphiniums, first prize, 7s. 6d., J. Steer; second prize, 5s. T. Graves. Eight other entries. Twelve shrubs, first prize, 15s., T. Graves; second prize, 10s. R. D. Ross. Three other entries. Six shrubs, first prize, 7s. 6d., T. Graves; second prize, 5s. F. S. C. Driflield. Five other entries. Twelve indigenous Australian flowers, prize, 15s. Giles & Pascoe. Two other entries. Six indigenous Australian flowers, prize, 7s. 6d, T. Acraman. Three other entries. One new or rare, not previously shown, prize, 5s. Four entries. .No prize awarded. Three azaleas or rhododendrons, prize, 10s., W. Jones. Three other entries. One azalea or rhododendron, prize, 10s., W. Jones. Two other entries. Twelve fuchsias, prize. 10s., Giles & Pascoe. Six fuchsias, first prize, 7s. 6d,. Hon. J. Hodgkiss ; second prize, 5s., Giles & Pascoe. Two other entries. Three fuchsias, first prize, 5s, E. Smith; second prize, 3s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe. Two other entries. Twelve primulas, prize, 10s. 6& Two entries. No prize awarded. Six primulas, prize, 7s. 6d Three entries. No prize awarded. Three amaryllidae, prize, 10s. 6d., P. D. Prankerd. One other entry. One amaryllis, prize, 7s. 6d., Dr. Wylde. Three otber entries. Six tulips, prize, 7s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe. Three tulips, prize, 5s, Three entries. No prize awarded. Six hyacinths, prize, 10s. One entry. No prize awarded. Three hyacinths, prize, 7s. 6d. Two entries. No prize awarded. Ulianthus dampierii, collection, first prize, 15s., E. Smith; second prize, 10s., G. Brandis, Enfield. One other entry. One clianthus dampierii, prize, 5s., G. Brandis. [E. Smith recommended a second prize) Six other entries. Six ranunculi, prize, 7s. 6d One entry. No prize awarded. Three ranunculi, prize, 5s. One entry. No prize awarded. Six anemones, prize. 7s. 6d.. One entry. No prize awarded. Three anemones, prize, 5s. Two entries. No prize awarded. Twelve ixias, prize. 7s 6d- Two entries. No prize awarded. Six ixias, prize, 5s. Two entries. No prize awarded. Floral design, first prize, £1, R. D. Ross; second prize, 15s., Mrs. Penfold. Two other entries. Round bouquet for centre table, first prize, 15s., Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 10s., Giles & Pascoe. two other entries. Flat bouquet for side-tab!e, first prize, 15s., J. Skelton ; second prize;, 10s., Giles & Pascoe. Tnree other entries. .Bouquet for the hand, not to exceed six inches in diameter, first prize, 10s., Giles & Pascoe; second prize, 7s. 6d., Giles & Pascoe. Ten other entries. 'In awarding the prize for collection of orna mental plants we had great difficulty, there being only two collections, both comprising beautiful specimens and rare varieties, the plant taking the prize for new and rare being a new species receutly introduced by Mr. Fortune. The pelargoniums were, as a whole, good, but those the first prizes were awarded to require especial notice as being remarkably well grown. The Judges feel they will be only performing their duty in calling special attention to the beautiful design employed by the Director of the Botanic Garden in having shown such exquisite taste in the arrangement of the plants which comprise choice, rare, and well krown varieties, and would recommend a gold medal be awarded to him, the introduction of these miniature gardens being an entirely new and interesting feature.' Section G. -Poultry, Birds, asd Game. Judges— Messrs. G. W. D. Beresford, W. H.   Selway, and J. C. Hawker. Coop of fowls of not less than three distinct varieties, consisting of cock and two hens in each pen, first prize, gold medal J. T. Gray; second prize, silver medal. Miss Whitington. Six other entries. Cochin China cock and two hens, first prize, £1, J. T. Gray ; second prize, 10s., Miss Whitington. Five other entries. Dorking cock and two hens, first prize, £1, A. Loutit; second prize, 10s., Nation Brothers. Twelve other entries. Brahmapootra cock and two hens, first prize, £1, Miss Whitington; second prize, 10s., Miss Whi- tington. Nineteen other entries. Spanish cock and two hens, first prize, £1, Miss Whitington; second prize, 10s., J. T. Gray. Six other entries Gold spangled Hamburg cock and two hens, prize, £1, J. T. Gray. Silver-spangled Hamburg cock and two hens, first prize, £1, A. Loutit; second prize, 10s., J. T. Gray. Two other entries. Silver-pencilled Hamburg cock and two hens, first prize, £1, A. J. Baker; second prize, 10s., J. T. Gr.iy. _ One other entry. White-crested Polish cock and two hens, first prize), £1, J. T. Gray; second prize. 10s., Miss Whitington. Polish fowls, any variety, cock and two hens,   first prize, £1, J. T. Gray; second prize, 10s., Miss Whitington. Five other entries. Game cock and two hens, first prize, £1. G. Bennett ; second prize, 10s., J. T. Gray. Six other entries. Friezed fowls, cock and two hens, first prize, £1, H. Ward: second prize, 10s., J. T. Gray. Three other entries. Dumpy cock and two hens, first prize. £1, Nation Brothers; second prize, 10s., J. T. Gray. One other entry. Any other breed, cock and two hens, first prize, £1, Nation Brothers; second prize, 10s., J. T. Gray. Three other entries. Bantams, cock and two hens, Sebrights, first priz;, £1, J.T. Gray; second prize, 10s., J. Tomlin. Four ether entries. Bantams, cock and two hens, game, first prize,   £1, J. T. Gray : second prize, 10s., A. J. Baker. Bantams, cock smd two hens, Silky-China, priz-j, £1, J. T. Gray. One other entry. Bantam, cock and two hens, any other variety,   first prize, £1. E. Formby; second prize, 10s., G. V. Kese. Five other eutries. Guinea-Fowl, cock and two hens, first prize, £1. J. T. Gray ; second prize, 10s., Nation Brothers. One other entry. Peaceck and hen, prize, £1, J. T. Gray. Peacock and hen (white), prize, £1. J. Schirmer. One other entry. TURKEY8. Turkeycock and hen, white, prize, £1, Nation Brothers. Three other entries.   Turkeycock and hen, black or grey, prize, £1, Nation Brothers. One other entry. GEESE. Gander and two geese, common, first prize, £1, H. H. Haussen. Two other entries. Gander and two geese, any other variety, first prize, £1. J. T. Gray; second prize, 10s., J. Cook. Two other entries. DUCKS. Drake and pair ducks. Aylesbury, first prize £1, J. N. Smith; second prize, 10s., Nation Brothers. Seven other entries. Drake and pair ducks, Rouen, first prize, £1, Nation Brothers; second prize, 10s., Miss Whiting- ton. Three other entries. Drake and pair ducks, common, prize, £1, W. S. Steer. Three other entries. Drake and pair ducks, Muscovy, first prize, £1, G. Bennett; second prize, 10s., Miss Whitington. Five other entries. RABBITS. Lop-eared buck and doe, first prize, 10s.. Mrs. S. E. Edwards; second prize, 5s., H. B. White. One other entry. French buck and doe, first prize, 10s., W. D. WigzelL Common buck and doe, first prize, 10s., A.K. Power; second prize, 5s., H. Chambers. Three other entries. PIGEONS. Almond tumblers, cock and hen, first prize, 10c, G. V. Kese; second prize, 5s., J. T. Gray. Three other entries. Carriers, cock and hen, first prizs, 10s., J. T. Gray; second prize, 5s., J. T. Gray. Six other entries. Pouters, cock and hen, first prize, 10s., J. T. Gray; second prize, 5s., J.T. Gray. Two other entries. Fantails, cock and hen, first prize, 10s.. Mrs. S. E. Edwards; second prize, 5s., J. T. Gray. Six other entries. Nuns, cock and hen. first prize, 10s., J. T.Gray; second prize, 5s.. G. V. Kese. One other entry. Jacobines. cock and hen, first prize, 10s., C. B. Hardy; second prize, 5s., J. T. Gray.. One other entry. Feather-leg tumblers, cock and hen, first prize, 10s., G. V. Kese. Mottled tumblers, cock and hen, first prize. 10s., J. T. Gray; second prize, 5s., E. Formby. Three other entries. Bold heads, cock and hen, first prize, 10s., J. T Gray; second prize, 5s., G. V. Kese. One other entry. Barbs, cock and hen, first prize, 10s., G. V. Kese; second prize, 5s., J. T. Gray. Fancy pigeons, a pair of each, not less than five distinct varieties', first prize, silver medal, J. T. Gray; second prize £1, C. B. Hardy. Two other entries. Pair of fancy pigeons, first prize, 10s., C. B. Hardy ; second prize, 5s., G. V. Kese. Two other entries. BIRDS. Fancy birds, collection, prize, silver medal, J. T. Gray. Four other entries. Imported singing birds, collection, first prize, £1. J. T. Gray; second prize, 10s, G. V. Kese. Two other entries. Canaries, coEection. prize, £U G. V. Kese. Parrots, collection, first prize, £1, J. T. Gray; second prize. 10s., G. V. Kese. Native birds, collection, first prze, £1, J. T. Gray; second prize, 10s., G. V. Kese. Native pheasant, first prize, £1 J. Chambers; second prize, 10s., Dr. Weld. Section H.— Agricultural Implements Steam-plough, prize, gold medal, one entry, Hon. J. Baker. (Not on the ground.) Ridley's reaper, prize, gold medal, J. Mellor ('Very fair machine'). Six other entries. Mowing-machine, prize, gold medal J. Mellor ('Far the best implement on the ground'). One other entry. Wagon, prize, £2, B. Eglinton ('None of the other wagons would lock') Three other entries. German wagon, prize, £2. J. Mellor ('Most useful vehicle; well worthy of the prize'). Spring-van, prize, £2, J. Reid. Horse-cart, prize, £2, J. Mellor. Six other entries. Snring-dray, priz?, £2. Horse-rake, prize, £2, Messrs. Tuxford. Eight other entries. Double or multiple plough, prize, £2, J. Brown. Five other entries. Single plough, prize, £1, J. Brown. Keren other entries. Subsoil or trenching plough, prize. £2, Messrs. Tuxford. Two other entries. Harrows, prize, £J, J. Brown. Nine other entries. PcTrificr, riize, £1, Messrs. TaxforiL Four otter

Boiler, prize, jtl, Messrs. Martin 4c Loutit. Two Lner entries. ? ? WinnowinK-machine, any sort, prize, £2. Messrs. . a Bagshaw& Sons rWdl worthy a prize'). Imn other entries. ' Chaffcutter, prize. £1, Messrs. Tuxford ('Pe-- :ct of its kind'). Three other entries. Corncrusher, prize. £1. Messrs. Tuxford ('A lost complete imp! aenf). Two other entries Kootcutter, prize, £1, Messrs. Tujfjrd. One ther entry. Comdrii), prize. £2. Furzecutter, prize, £1. Two entries. None on lie ground. Field-gates, collection, silver medal, J. Mellor. Ine other entry. NVheelhurdies, priz;, £1, J. Mellor ('If their tility was belter understood these articles would e more extensively patronizjd''). lmn fencing or pilUading, silver medal. J. Icllnr ('Combining the ornamental with the iseful'). Section I.— Macbtsebt. Judges— Messrs. J. Martin, M.P., D. Shannon, n'i J. G. Coulls. Steam-engine, portable (at work), prize, s:lv«.r uedaL or if made in the colonies, to d medal, rt essr.i. Tuxford. One other entry ; not considered . portable engine. Still, prizi, £5, J. Croaipton. Three other intries. Curd-mill, priz», 10?., J. Mond}-, sen. Churn, prize, £1, T. Moody, jun. Five other Entries. Crushing-mill, for grape*, prize, £2, Messrs. CuxfonL Three other entries. Wine-press, prize, silver medal Messrs. Tux- ford. One other entry. Bottle-corker, prize, 10s. Three entries. Water-raising machine, at work, prize, gold medal. H. L. Vosz. Three other entries.       Fountain, ornamental, in play, prize, silver medal. Four entries. Washing-machine, prize, silver medal, W. C. Buik. Two other entries. Bark mill, colonial, prize, silver medal, Horwood and Ellis. Section J.— Colonial MAnufactures and Works of Industry. Judges- Hons. J. Baker and T. Elder and Mr. W. Everard. M.P., assisted by Mr. J. H Clark. Judges for sub-sections of this class:— Leather,   boots, and shoes— .Messrc Holden and Johnson, flqur— Messrs. Oalder and Mahnke.   Printing, collection of specimens, prize, silver medal, D. Gall. One other entry. Printing, lithographic and copperplate, prize, silver medal, Penman & Galbraith Furniture, carving and gilding, prize gold medal, G. R. Debney; D. Culley, honourable mention. Four other entries. Cabinetwork and upholstery, prize, gold medal. Two entries. No prize awarded. Carriage, prize, gold medal. Duncan & Frazer. seventeen other entries. Collection of works in copper, prize, silver medal, W. Nitschke. Collection of account books, prize, silver medal, T. Williams. Collection of bookbinding, prize, silver medal, C Platts. Collection of leather, prize, silver medal, J. Dench & Co. This lot was not so large as some of the other lots shown, but was superior both in quality of skins and workmanship, and would have been uo disgrace to any Show in the wo- ld. The whole of the leather, of which a very large quantity was shown, was very creditable. Three other entries. Sole leather, side, prize, £1, Peacock & Son. Eleven other entries. Cordovan, prize, £1, Peacock & Son. Kip, two sides, prize, £1, Peacock & Son. One other entry ; very good. Calf, three skins, prize, 10s., R. Hayley. One other entry; very good. Kangaroo, six skins, prize. 10s., R. Hayley. One other entry; very good. Basils, six skins, puze, 10s. Three exhibits. No assortment, aud the Judges could not recommend a prize as better were tshown in the collection. Wallaby, six skins, prize, 10s., Peacock & Sons. One other exhibit; very good. Fancy leather, collection, prize, 10s., R. Hayley. Worthy of a prize. Harness leather, collection, prize, £1. Peacock and Son. K. Hayley very good, but both lots not equal to that in the collection. Saddlery, cart set, prize. £1, J. Kean. Three other entries. Saddlery, carriage set, £2, W. O. Coombes. Three other entries. Saddlery, gig set, prize, £1, — Bonnett. Four other entries. Saddlery, spring cart set, prize, £1, W. G. Coombes. Two other entries. Saddle and bridle, prize:, £1, J. A. Holden. Ten other entries. Sidesaddle and bridle, prize, £1, J. Burnett, Two other entries. Boots and shoes, collection, prize, silver medal, J. H. Howe. Very superior, and well worthy of a prize. Boot-uppers, prize, silver medal. Bean Brothers.   A first-class lot ot goods, and well worthy of a prize. Soap, one cwt., prize, silver medal, J. Tidmarsh and Co. Seven other entries. Candles, 60 lbs., tallow, prize, silver medal, T. S. Walker. Four other entries. Baskets, collection made from colonial-grown cane or oziers, first piize, £2, Whiting & Son. Good. Pottery, best collection, first prize, £1 and silver medal, G. and W. Shearing; second prize, £2, — Trewenick, One other entry.   Castings, iron, collection, prize. silver medal, G. Wyatt. Two other entries. Castings, brass, collection, prize, silver medal, A. W. Dobbie. One other entry. Fireproof safe, prize, silver medal, A. Simpson and Son. Oven, prize, silver medal, S. Jacka. One other entry. Tinware, collection, prize, silver medal, A. Simpson & Son. Plumbers' work. including pumps, &c, col- lection, silver medal, H. L. Vosz. Two other entries. Cooperagte, collection, silver medal. J. P. Wel- bourne. Five other entries.   Olive Oil, in glass, one gallon, first prize £1, E. Smith ; second prize, J. D. Holbrook. One other entry. Wax, 4 11)3., frst prize 10s., second prize, 5s., Nation Brothers. Four other entries. Honey, 14 lbs., in glass, first prize, £1, W. Pen- gelly; second prize, 10s. G. F. Ind. Six other entries. Biscuits, collection, first prize, silver medal J. Calder; second prize, £1, F. D. Beach. six other entries. Flour, best bag, gold medal, B. Butterworth. Fourteen other entries. Tobacco-leaf, 10 lbs., silver medal, D. O. Weld. One other entry. Tobacco, manufactured, silver medal, E. Bends. Two other entries. Cigars, box of 100, silver medal, M. C. Davis. Confectionery, one cwt., assorted first prize silver medal, A. Irwin, second prize, £1, H. Harford. Cutlery, collection, prize, silver medal, T. Whitaker. One other entry. Jewellery, collection, best in workmanship, prize, gold medal. Two entries. Gold and silversmiths' work, collection, prize, gold medal. J. M. Wendt. Three other entries. Silk, collection, prize, silver medal. G. W. Francis. One other entry. P'erfumery, collection, prize, silver medal, A. Tocchi. Three other entries. Skins of native animals, collection, prize, silver medal, Bean Brothers.   Birds, native (stuffed), collection, prize, silver medal, G. Strochan. Photography, collection, prize, silver medal, T. Duryea. Two other entries Bricks, collection, prize, silver medaL J. T. Headdy. Four other entries. Tiles, roof and floor, prize, silver medal, J. O. Hockin (for floor tile-). Two other entries. Marble, colonial, collection, prizes, silver medal   Mrs. L. Kellett. Boat, prize, silver medal, F. E. Bucknall. Two other entries. Seaweed, dried, collection, prize, 10s., C. P. Glover. One other entry. Woods, native, collection (end and face polished), prize, silver medal, J. Chambers. One other entry. Tobacco pipes, collection, prize, 10s., C. Dagenhardt. Turnery in wood, prize, silver medal F. G. Hales. Glue, 56 lbs., silver medal, M. C. Davies. One other entry. Bark. Mimosa, or other, two bundles, prize, 5s. One entry. Bone manure, 1 cwt., prizr, silver medal, E. D. Lithgow. Seven other entries Blacking, case fit for export, prize, 10s., W. A. Wight & Co. One other entry. Flax, dressed, 1½ lbs., prize, silver medal. One entry. Flagging, prize, silver medal, J. Priest. One other entry. Fruits, collection of artificiial, prize, silver medal,   Miss Gray. Two other entries. Flowers, collection of artificial, prize silver medal, Miss Cumming. Four other entries. Hemp.16 lbs., prize. £1. Oue entry.     Horsehair, 1½ lbs., prize, 10s. Two entries. Ink. one dozsn in case, prize, 10s., T. G. Collings   'We have examined the 14 bags of flour sub- mitted to our inspection and find No. 9 to be the best both in strength and colour. ' D. Mahncke,,         'J. Calder. Judges Section K.— Wines. Beers, Spirits, and Aerated Waters. Judges— Messrs. John Brown, A. Stow, Rupert Ingleby, and H. Noltenius. For the best sample of wine shown, six bottles prize, gold medal, J. Gilbert. A large number of other entries. Of Port character, six bottles, first prize, silver medal, R. D. Ross, Highercombe: second prize, £1 A. Greig, Gumeracha; J. Gillard, honourable mention. Over 43 other entries.   Of Burgundy character, six bottles first prize silver medaL Hon. J. Baker; R. D. Ross, honour able mention. About 20 other entries. Of Claret character, six bottles, first prize, silver medal, K. Fotheringham, Gawler; second prize, £1, P. Auld. Several other entries. A sample without any number or mark, very good wine. Of Madeira character, six bottles, first prize silver medal, D. Fisher, M P., Norwood. Three other entries. None worthy of a prize. Of Sherry character, six bottles, first prize silver medal, J. Gillard. Norwood ; second prize £1, G. Smith & Son. J. Gillard strongly recom- mended. A number of other entries. Of Hock character, six bottles first prize. silver medal J. Gilbert, Pewsey Vale; second prize, £1, J. Gilbert. E. J. Peake worthy of a prize, and K J. Peake, E. Schroeder. and R. D. Ross honour- able mention. Several other entries. Of Sauterne character, six bottles, first prize silver medal J. Gillard; second prize, £1 E. J Peake. Clarendon; Hon. J. Baker end J. Gillard honourable mention. Over 20 other entries. Of Constantia character,- six bottles, first prize, silver medal. J. Gillard; Second prize, £l, E. Smith; E. J. Peake, honourable mention. A number of other entries. Samples of Port character— Hon. J. Baker a good wine: D. Fisher, M.P., a very nice wine deserving honourable mention; J. Gilbert an     exceedingly nice wine, deserving honourable mention; G. White, Fullarton. a good wine, E. D. Ross, a fair wine; P. Auld (10, 11. and 12), good wines; G. McEwin. Houghton, a good wine; K. J. Peake (31 and 32), Clarendon, fair wine; K J Peake, a good wine; J. Skelton, Woodforde a nice wine; F. Bundy, Campbelltown (42, 43. and 44), nice wines; D. Fisher. M.P.. a good wine; T. Lawes, Wandilla, not a bad wine; J. Gilbert, a fair wine; R. B. Lucas. Sunny Hill a good wine: R. Dawson, a fair wine ; C. B. Young, a good wine ;   J. Pitt, Payneham, a promising wine: G. P.   Manning (132 and 133), good saleable wines: E.   Smith, a eood wine: J. H. Grutzmacher, Unley: a fair wine: F.R. Uun% a very good promising     wine; W. Green, a very promising wine, but too young; J. Smith & Son, agood wine, perhaps too

much fortified; G. F. Ind, Paradise, a good wine; 164 and 165, good fair wines ; 153, a fair wine ; W.   Jacob an excellent wine. Brandy, 12 bottles, in case, first prize, gold medal,   F. E. Hunt; second prize, silver medal D. Fisher MP. Twelve other entries. Liqueur, 18 bottles, in case, prize, silver medal,   -Seppelt Three other entries.     Cordial, 12 bottles, in case, prize, silver medal, J. Ladd. One other entry.     Sodawater, four dozen, prize, silver medal, W. N. Crowder. Two other entries.   Lemonade, four dozen, pr'.ze, silver medal, motto,   'Nil desperandum.' Two other entries. Gingerbeer, four dozen, prize, silver medal, motto,   Nil desperandum.' Three other entries.   Tonicwater, four dozen, prize, silver medal, W. S.Crowder. One other entry.   Ale, barrel, prize, silver medal, Simms & Chap-     man. Eight other entries   Ale, bottled, four dozen, prize, gold medal, -   Biddles. Nine other entries. c Porter, barrel, prize, silver medal. Syme & Sison.   three other entries.   Porter, bottled, four dozen. prize. silver medal, F. G. Burton. Two other entries.   Cider, bottled, four dozen, prize, silver medal   Two entries. -No prize awarded.   The following is the Judges' report upon the wines: ' The Judges, while adhering from necessity to   the classification decided on by tha Committee of the Agricultural Society, feel it their duty to state     that, in their opinion, such a classification is quite unsuitable for South Australian wines, which from tbe peculiarities of our soil and climate   require an entirely distinct classification of their     own. To have adhered rigidly to the published   classification would have excluded the greater part     of the wines to which prizes have been awarded   In nearly every case the Judges have been obliged to do violence to their own judgment in assigning the wines to the particular classes named by the   Committee, the resemblances being rather fanciful   than real. The only justification in many cases was that the wine was less unlike the class to which it was assigned than to any of the others.   'The white wines are most creditable to the   colony, and should be considered in a high degree , satisfactory and encouraging to the growers. Almost all the exhibits of light white wines are in   sound condition and of cood quality. 'As much cannot however, be said of the red wines, amongst which samples of a high character are far rarer, and in the production of which so far as quality is concerned progress is not so obvious. Indeed, a very large proportion are coarse aud unpromising.   'Considering the unusually large number of exhibits, the Judges feel that in order as far as possible to do justice to the wines they should   have been allowed much more time for tasting. To be allowed to taste wine from five to seven   hours in the day is unfair both to the wines and to   the Judges.' Section L— Wool. Judges-Hon. L. Glyde, Messrs. T. Giles, and J. T. Sagar. Merino, combing, three fleeces, greasy, prize, gold medal, J. Murray; A. McFarlane, honourable mention ; washed. J. Riddoch, M.P. Eight other entries. Merino, clothing, three fleeces, grcasy, prize, gold medal. A. B. Murray; washed, J. Riddoch, M.P. Four other entries. Longwools, three fleeces, greasy, prize, gold medal, G. Dunn; washed, gold medal, J. M. Angas, also houourable mention. Three other entries. Crossbreds, three fleeces, greasy, prize, silver medal, G. Dunn; washed, J. H. Angas. Five other entries. Judges remarks:— 'We have examined the various samples of wool as exhibited this day; but finding that it is impossible fairly to adjudge the prizes as between washed and greasy wools com peting for the same prizes, recommend that prizes should be given to both descriptions as above. Three bales of washed wool exhibited in Section S. not for competition, are deserving of honourable mention.' Section M.— Minerals. Judges -Hon. G. S. Kingston and Mr. A. llallelt. Minerals, collection, prize, gold medal, S. S. Vale. Six other entries Gold, native, collection, pr!ze gold medal, J. B Neales, M.P. Two other entries.   silver and silver-lead ores, collection, prize, silver medal Talisker Mining Company. One other entry. Copper ores, collection, prize, silver medal, Pro   prietors of Moonta Mine. Two other entriues.   Copper, smelted, ingot, cake, or tile, prize, silver medal, English and Australian Copper Company. Iron, ore and pig, 1 cwt., smelted, prize, gold medal. Two entiries. Not to be found.   Judges' Report . 'Collection Minerals-First prize, the case con- taining granite, marbles, and other rocks; one   case, containing a fine collection of minerals, ores, gold, copper, bismuth, lead, cobalt, iron, &c. 'Tbe Judges recommend a silver medal to be given to M. Bryant, it being evident that it should have appeared as a collection of copper ores. The exhibit consists of three cases of cabinet speci- mens, containing a very fine and beautiful collec- tion of copper and other ores. ' The Judges also call particular attention to two cases of bismuth ores and metallic bismuth and copper, and recommend them to the conside- ration of the Committee, there bring no prize awarded to this metal, especially as it is a new pro- duction of the colony. 'The gold medal was awarded to Mr. J. B.   Neales, his being the largest and best collection, showing a great number of sources from whence obtained. 'The silver medal awarded to the Talisker Mining Company is a complete collection. showing metallic silver and ores in the raw state; also in the various conditions in process of manufacture. ' The silver medal awarded to proprietors of Moonta Mines. The ores exhibited under this class are strictly speaking exhibits of particular   mines rather than collections of copper ores. 'The Judges recommend the gold instead of the   silver medal be given for copper, as the prize exhibit is very complete, showing cake, tile, bar. ingot, japan, and specimens of beaten copper, and   it represents one of the leading productions of the colony.' Section N.-Horses, Asses, and Mules. Judges— Messrs. J. Formby aud J. Harvey. BLOOD STOCK. Entire (open to all the world), first prize, £5 and gold medal, W. Gerrard; second prize, £7, W. Gerrard. Two other entries. Entire, bred in the colonies, first prize, gold medal, P. B. Coglin, M.P. Two other entries.     Entire, three years old, first prize, gold medal, Hon. J. Baker; second prize £3 J. Rayson. Two other entries. Two-year-old entire, first prize £4, Dr. T. Bathe; second prize, £i, Nation Brothers. Two other   entries. One-year-old entire, first prize, £3 Simms and Chapman ; second prize £1 10s., Hon. J. Baker. One other entry. Brood mare, first prize, £3 and gold medal Dr. J. Bathe; second prize, £4, Hon. J. Baker; third prize, £2, Hon. J. Baker. Seventeen other entries. Three-year-old filly, first prize gold medal, W Gerrard ; second prize, £3, J. Mullins. Four other   entries. Two-rear-old filly, first prize. £1, W. Gerrard; second prize, £2, J. Mullins. Two other entries.   One year-old filly, first prize £3, J. Mullins; second prize, £1 10s., Dr. Bathe. Four other entries.   Foal at foot (July 1st), first prize, £2, Hon. J. Baker; second prize, £1, Hon. J. Baker. Five other entries. ROADSTER STOCK. Entire, open to all the world, first prize. £3 and gold medal, J. Chambers ; secoud prize, £4, Hon.   J. Baker. Entire, bred in the colonies, first prize, gold medal, J. Gilbert; second prize, £3, S. Hill One other entry. Brood mare, first prize. £6 J. Fisher; second prize, £3, J. Mullins. Nine other entries. Pony entire, under 12 hands. first prize, £3, A. Ferguson ; second prize, £1 10s., C. Hattie. Two other entries. Pony mare, under 12hands. first prize, £3 G. Brandis; second priz;, £1 10., J. McLeod. Five other entries. DRAUGHT STOCK. Judges-Messrs. T. Dodd, R. Holland, and W. Bowman. Entire, open to all tbe world, firat prize, £5 and gold medal. R. Smith's Victor; second prize, £7, R. Smith's Robert Burns; third prize, £1. J. N. Smith. Three other entries. Entire bred in the colonies first prize, gold   medal, J. Dunkley's Clyde; second prize, £3, R.   Smith's Reformer. Four other entries.   Entire. three years old second prize, W. Eglinton's Burnhard Boy. One other entry. Brood mare, first prize. £8 and gold medal, W.   Ferguson; second prize, £5, W. Ferguson; third prize. £3, D. Beyer. Seven other entries. Two-year old entire, first prize, £4, W. Cross- man's Aggravation ; second prize, £2, W. Cross- man. Three other entries One-vear-old entire colt, first prize, £2. J.Beyer; second prize, £1, — Badman. Two other entries. Three-year-old filly, first prize, gold medal, G.   Dunn; second prize, £3. W. Ferguson. Two other entries. Two-year-old filly, first prize, £4, W. Crossman; second prize, £2 H. Tilley. Four other eutries. One-year-old filly, first prize, £3 R. Smith. One   other entry. Foal at foot (July 1st), first prize, £2, W. Fer guson. Donkey, entire, first prize, £4, Hon. T. Elder; second prize. £2, H. S. Price.   Donkey, mare, first prize, £4, H S. Price. Mule, first prize, £3, C. B. Fisher; second prize,   £2, H. S Price. Section O.- Cattle. Judges— Messrs. H. T. Morris, G. Bennett, and W. Crossman. DURHAMS. Bull, three rears old or over, first prize, gold medal, D. Gollan; second prize, £3, C. J. & W. Everard; third prize, J. Gilbert. Four other entries. Judges regret that the bulk were not of a better character. Bull, two years old, first prize, gold medal, Captain Smart; second prize, £1, J. H. Angas. Bull, one year old, first prize, £3, J. H. Angas; second prize, £1 10s., J. Gilbert. Five other entries. Cow, first prize, gold medal, W. Duffield, M.P.; second prize, £3, Hon. J. Hodgkiss. Eight other entries. Five cows. for breeding purposes, first prize, gold meda], J. Gilbert; second prize, £1 J. H. Angas, Five other entries; ' Very Good.' Five heifers, over two years, first prize, gold medal, S. Davenport :-second prze, £3, J. Gilbert Five other entries; 'Very superior.' Five heifers, under two yearn, first prize, £3 C. J. & W. Everard. One other entry. Five heifers, under one year old, first prize, £3 C. J. & W. Everard; second prize, £1, J. H Ansas. HEREFORDS Bull, three years old or over, first prize. gold medal, R. Holland ; secmid prize, £3, E. M. Bagot. Bull, one year old, prize, £1. R Holland. Cow, first prize, gold medal, R. Holland; second   prize, £3, R. Holland. DEVONS. Bull, three years old or over, prize, gold medal R. Holland           Bull, over two years old, prize, gold medal, J. Dicker.   ALDERNEYS Bull, three years old or over, first prize, gold medal, Hon. J. Baker.   Bull over two years old, first prize, gold medal, R. E. Bright, M P. Hon. J. Baker's disqualified on account of age       Bull, over one year old. first prize £3, Hon. J Baker.                   Cow first prize, gold medal Hon. J. Baker; second prize, £3, H. E, Bright. M. P. Five cows for breeding purposes, first prize, gold medal, Hon. J. Baker. - Five heifers, over two years, first prize, gold medal, Hon. J. Baker.  

Five heifers, under two years first prize, £3 Hon. J. Baker.   Five heifers, under one year old, first prize £3 Hon. J. Baker.   OF ANY BREED. Three milch cows, first prize, £5, W. Duffield. M.P.; second prize, £2, J. H. Angas. Six other entries. Stallfed bullock, first prize. £5, J. H. Angas Seven other entries. All very superior. Stall-fed cow, first prize £5, Dean & Laughton One other entry. Both very superior animals. Five fat bullocks, first prize, £5 Dean and Laughton. Six other entries.   Five fat heifers, first prize, £5, G. Gilbert Three other entries. The Judges wish to mnke honourable mention of three very superior Hereford heifers belonging to Mr. Chambers, and also of a team of bullocks   belonging to Mr. Auld, of Auldana. The Judges have also much pleasure in stating that the show of cattle was a complete success, but wish to express their disapprobation at fat cows being shown for heifers Section P.-SHEEP AND GOATS Judges-Hon. J. Crozier, Messrs. G. Melrose, W. Duffield. M. P., W. Scott, H. Hughes, C. Pearce. and J. Edwards. Merino ram, prize, gold medal, J. Murray, thirteen other entries. Five Merino rams, four-tooth or over, first prize, gold medal, J. Murray; second prize, £3, J Murrav. Six other entries. Five Merino rams, two tooth, first prize gold medal. A. B. Murray; second prize. £3, J. Murray ; third prize, £1, J. Murray. Six other entries. Merino ewe, prize, gold medal, A. B. Murray.   Twelve other entries.   Fivo Merino ewes, four-tooth or over, first prize, gold medal, A B. Murray; second prize £3, A.   B. Murray Eight other entries. Five Merino ewes, two-tooth, first prize gold medal, J Murray; second prize £3, A. B. Murray     third prize, £1. A. B. Murray. Five other entries. Long-woolled ram (not Merino), first prize, £4, J. H. Angas; second prize, £2, E. M. Bagot. fifteen other entries. Three long-woolled ewes (not Merino), four tooth or over, first prize, £4, C. B. Fisher; second prize £2 A. Ferguson. Three other entries Three long-woolled ewes (not Merinos), two-tooth first prize. £4, C. B. Fisher; second prize, £2, J. H. Angas. Three other entries. Down ram, first prize, £3, H.S. Price; second prize, £1. J. Chambers. Four other entries. Three Down ewes, four tooth or over, first. prize. £3, H. S. Price; second prize, £1, D. Randall. One   other entry. Three Down ewes. two-tooth, first prize, £3, T.   P. Jones; second prize, £1 T. P. Jones. One other entry. Twenty fat Merino wethers, prize £3, E. M. Bagot. Five other entries. Ten fat long-woolled wethers (not Merino), prize, £2 J. Rankine. Nine other entries   Twenty fat Merino ewes, prize £3 A. McCulloch Ten fat long-woolled ewes (not Merino), prize, £2. C. B. Fisher. Ten fat Merino lambs, prize £2, J. Gilbert. Two other entries.   Ten fat lambs (not Merino). prize, £2, H. S. Price. Seven other entries Best pen of sheep not above enumerated, prize, £2, J. Burrowes. One other entry.   Remarks.— ' In Merino ewes the Judges would have awarded a prize to. No. 2, E. M. Bagot; but being shorn thought they were not eligible. Angora ram, prize, £2, Hon. T. Elder Angora ewe, prize, £2, Hon. T. Elder. One other entry. Alpaca, male, prize, £2, Hon. T. Elder. Milch goat, first prize, £1. G. Bennett. Two other entries. SECTION Q.— PIGS. Judges -Messrs. H. E. Bright, M.P. J. Smith, and T. Aubert. FOR BACON. Boar, over one year, first prize, £4. E. Mathieson ' A very fine and splendid pig, and is highly com-   mended'; second do., £2, C. Pearce. Two other entries. Boar, under one year, first prize, £4, G. White; second do., £2, W. Crossman. One other entry. Sow. over one year, first prize, £4. C. Pearce; second do. £2, H. Hughes. Three other entries.   Sow, under one year, first prize, £4, W. Cross- man ('Highly commended'); second do., £2, W. Crossman. One other entry. Sow and litter, first prize £5, T. P. Jones. Two other entries.   PORKERS. Boar, over one year, first prize £4, C. Smith ; second prize, £2, J. Edwards.   Boar, under one-year, first prize, £4, C Pearce (A very nice pig); second prize £2, C. Pearce Sow, over one year, first prize, £4, C. Pearce;   second prize, £2, E.. M. Bagot. Three other entries Sow, under one year, first prize, £4, Mr. Everard 'A remarkably fine sow, and highly cummend-   able'); second prize, £2, W. Crossman. Three other entries.   Sow and litter, second prize, £3, No. 4, Only one exhibited. Fat pig. first prize, £4, R. H. Allen; second prize, £2, Mr. Badman. ' We recommend a special prize, as we consider it the best pig for its age in the Show. No. 1 is a fine pig. We recommend that pigs of the description of No. 3 and N0. 4 should have a separate class.'' Three other entries. Judged Remarks.—' We consider the show of pigs very good indeed, but recommend in future that in respect of fat pigs there should be a class distinct for baon pigs in contradistinction to porkers. Section R. — DOGS. Judges-Lieutenant-Cololonel Hamley and Cap- tain Fyler. Mastiff, prize, £1, E. G. Blackmore; also honour abte mention. Three other entries. Bulldog, prize, £1, J. Ducken. Bull terrier, prize, £1, C. B. Fisher. St Peters, honourable mention. Twenty- three other entries. Skye terrier, prize, £1, Mr. Orman, Two other entries. . Scotch terrier, rough, prize, £1. J. Edwards; W. A. Whyte, honourable mention. Three other entries English terrrier. smooth, prize, £1, Mr. Osman. Three other entries. English terriur, rough, prize, £1, W. Crossman. One other entry. Dalmation, prize, £1, J. Burnett. Two other entries. Pointer, prize, £1, J. Christopher. Two other entries Retriever, prize, £1, H. Foote. Two other entries. Water-spaniel, prize, £1, J. Chambers Five other entries. French Poodle, prize. £1, T. H. Grutzmacher One other entry. Newfoundland, prize, £1. H. H. Haussen. Four other entries . Coolie, prize., £1, No. 2, Nation Brothers.   Cattle-dog, prize, £1, M. S. Clark. Three other entries. Smithfield dog, prize, £1, T. Dodd. One other entry. Greyhound, prize, £1, C. Cosmith; H. Cham- bers, honourable mention. Two other entries. Scotch Greyhound, prize, £1. F. Sison. Ono other entry. Kangaroo dog, prize, £1, E. Bickford. Nine other entries. SECTION S — UNENUMERATED ARTICLES Embracing articles not intended for competition, or not included in any of the classes named above. Judges-Messrs S. Davenport, F. J. Botting, C. E. Stevenson, E. W. Andrews. and F. E Bucknall.   T. O'Halloran, dried specimens of Australian plants, flowers, etc. 'Excellent and useful col- lection; deficient in not having numbers and   index. ' Silver medal. F. Hasluck, three sewing-machines, honourable mention. Brown & Thompson, freestone. 'Appeared to the Judges of excellent quality and well carved' Silver medal. Robin & LeMessurier, mantelpieces, silver medal; steam-made mouldings, honourable men- tion. D. Gall, collection of stereotypes, honourable mention. F. D. Beach, wedding cakes, &c, honourable mention. W. C. Buik, one sewing machine at work, one mangle, one boiler and furnace (for farm use), one American stove, one kitchen range, ono register stove, fender and fireirons, one breech-loading pocket pistol, ono water-carrier (garden use), electroplated ware, spoons, glass ware, bird-cages, honourable mention. J. Frame, maize, collection of baker's bread, honourable mention. Z. Moody, sen., farmers' corn shovels and malting do., honourable mention. A. Tocchi. gin, alcohol, spirits of wine, methy- lated spirit, French polish, and spirit varnish, honourable mention. Mrs. Bickford, one set express harness, and one English side-saddle and bridle, honourable men   tion. A. Macgeorgc & Co., hats, £1. J. A. Holden, assorted collars, honourable       mention ; whips and thongs, silver medal.   J. T. Gray, collection of eggs, honourable mention. W. F. Gray, galvanized iron and zinc work, gold medal. W. Disney, horseshoes. £1. J. Dunn & Co., barrel flour. ' A first-class sample and package equally so.' Honourable mention. J. Strawbridge, collection of brushware, silver medal. Duncan & Fraser, one coat of arms, honourable mention. P. S. Crabbe. malachite. Mr. D. Gall, wood engravings and blocks for ornamental printing labels, honourable mention. Mr. Wolff, one chamber organ, well deserving a gold medal. J. Mellor, one parlour stove, six boot-jacks, six back chains, one model reaper, one puzzle chair, oue wood-boring machine, one tree ladder, one screw jack, two swingletrees, six skid screws   three garden seats, honourable mention, Six sets gate hinges, £1. Skelton, Carter. & Co., shirts, silver medal, P. B. Fox, aerated bread, &c. honourable men- tion. W. Nitschke, oue steam boiler, honourable men tion. Mrs. W. H. Benham, collection paintings, &c. ' Of much merit; recommended for a silver medal. G. Shield, two pairs carriage wheels, £1. ' Very good.' E. Brooks, stained glass silver medal. W. Nitschke, one copuer vase, one copper cross one copper pipe, one silver cup, two teapots, one milk jug. one coffeepot, silver medal. R. D. Ross. ketchup, tgrt5, 1 s. 'Very excellent.' Hood & Co. chemicals, silver medal. J. Kean. one cart collar, honourable mention. Dr. O. Weld, sample of Algerian wheat, in ear. 7 feet high. ' An interesting specimen.' Carter & Draysey, Colonial diaphynes, honour able mention. W. Nitschke one long copper boiler, honour able mention. J. Coulls horseshoes honourable mention. J. Kunertb, one piece furniture, a secretaire,   silver medal. George Smith, one pair wheels, honourable men- tion— "very good' one lifting jack— 'wants ex- planation.'' J. Darwent, one pony mare, recommended for a special prize. C. Giles, two patchwork quilts, £1. 'Displays much artistic taste and perseverance.' J. Kean, one buggy collar, honourable mention. C. Platts, one guillotine cutting machine honour able mention. . J. Perry, buggy shafts ditto poles, dogcart shafts, pick handles axe handles, hammer handles, buggy spokes, colonial carriage, and beat timber, honourable mention. Felton, Grimwade, & Co., fluid magnesia well got up and worthy of honourable mention. G. Kiddle, one bag bran, very good. W. G. Coombs one side-saddle and bridle,   honourable mention. ' The rest of the saddlery in this class not worthy of further notice,' one set buggy harness, honourable mention   C. E. Tidemann, one pianoforte, German manu facture, honourable mention.

Mrs. H. Chapman, patchwork, well-executed, de serving of merit, 10s. 'The Jurors of Section S nave voted only on those exhibits they considered worthy of a dis tinctive remark. Extra Recommendations. The Hon. J. Baker (President), Messrs. E. W. Andrews, E. M. Bagot, and W. Hackett (Vice Presidents), and Mr. F. J. Botting, one of the Judges, having been appointed, on the second day, Judges to rectify errors and supply omissions,   agreed to the following report, recommending for Section D. Dried figs, J. D. Holbrook, first prize, £1. Section F. A bronze vase, J. Schomburgk, honourable mention. Section J. State chair, L. Muhr, gold medal. Carving. G. Reinhardt, honourahle mention. Two fountains, J. Schomburgk, silver medal. Collection of jewellery, J. M. Wendt. gold   medal.     Collection of silversmiths' work, H. Steiner and C. E. Firnhaber, honourable mention. Two casks, Simms & Chapman. Excellent   quality, and recommended for a prize. Block of soap, J. Tidmarsh & Co.. honourable mention.   Section S. Bale hoggetts wool-long wool washed, J. H.   Angas, honourable mention. Marquee and two tents, T. Macdonald, silver medal Twenty long-wool ram lambs, J . H. Angas, silver medal. F'our long-wool ewes, J. H. Angas. Very good. Twenty long-wool rams, J. H. Angas. Very good. Statuary, J. Schomburgk, silver medal Collection of branches of acclimatized forest trees and shrubs, R. D. Ross, silver medal. Collection of arms, honourable mention. W. N. Crowder, fluid magnesia, honourable mention. Felton, Grimwade, & Co., fluid magnesia,   honourable mention. Robin & Le Messurier, steam-made mouldings,   silver medal. Pen 20 cross-bred rams, long-woolled, J. Rankine, M. P., silver medal. Three ram lambs, D. Randall Over age. Three Shropshire Down lambs. Over age One Galloway mare . J. H. Angas. Bad action.   Colonial hats, A. Macgeorge & Co., silver medal. THE CRICKET MATCH. A cricket match is generally an event ; looked forward to whenever a man of war arrives at the Port, anil it was not to be sup posed that the Galatea would be allowed to oomu and go without an attempt being made to improve the opportunity by a friendly watch at the good old English pastime, -which for so many years has been the delight ' uf the great bulk of English gentlemen. Though it may not be earned on with the same ardour or spirit in South Australia, still there are many besides the players themselves who can enjoy heartily a scene such as was presented on Friday, November 8th. Throwing aside all refer ence to any difference which may have arisen in the preliminary arrangements, it might be left to those who were pre oent to judge how far the exertions of | the South Australian Cricket Club were j successful in producing an entertainment \ ?worthy of the distinguished patronage pro- i mised and extended to them. They certainly . h;id good reason for congratulation. The ground, though taken possession of by the Club a year or more ago, had never been the scene of a public match of importance, ; ami the appearance on entering the cateway was both pleasing to visitors, ' and creditable to the Committee who ? ki'l the management of the affair, j Ia4 year the ground was newly planted with couch grass, but unfortunately all signs of that having disappeared, it was necessary to make the best ot the natural product of tilt1 soil. A space for the play was enclosed by poles with a rope running round, to keep spec tators from getting too close. The whole area wiu enclosed with a substantial paling fence, except a small portion on the north-eastern side, which wan open to the public right up t-- the rope, while for admission to the ground a charge was made for the double purpose of defraying the expense which had been in turred and keeping outside those who were not Kona fide interested in the proceedings. Then on the right of the entrance— which , was from the north by way of the road It4 ween the City Bridge and Montetiore | i iil! -was an inner enclosure, in which was I eroded the ('? rand Stand, capable of accom modating something like 500 person?, ami a ?licit distance from it a smaller stand for ths especial use of His Koyal Highness. There was also a large marquee, comprised -pf the quarter-deck awning of H.M..S. 1 '.alatoa, and other canvas from the vessel, put up according to the plan of the Royal Captain himself, who had kindly lent the tii.'.teriaLi, as well as several of the Jack tars to place them into position. Smaller tentt tVL-re provided for the use of the cricketers, a gay appearance being given to tho sceue by k dig-- displayed on the canvas erections, as well a3 from the poles surrounding the cricket ground. His Royal Highness, ac companied by Dr. Young and Scuior Lieutenant Fane, arrived in his drag, himself driving the four greys, shortly after 12 o'clock, and was received by the Presi dent of the Club, Mr. Justice Gwynne. He remained for several hours, during which he went over the ground, and manifested a warm interest in the game. Amongst th'3« pr- sent at the luncheon or on the ground were most of the members of the Ministry, Lon Is Xewry and Phipps, the Hon. Mr. Yorke, Mr. Brierly, F.R.G.S., and a great number of the officers of the Galatea. Although HI o'clock was the time fixed for the wickets to be pitched, it was not till p;wt 1 1 that a commencement was made. The Grand Stand was then pretty well tilled, ami contained a large number ef the rlltr of Uk- city. The naval team, who were under the captaincy of Captain Tayler, won the t.--w and chose tir.it innings. Mr. Thomson a-.'tvd as umpire for them, and Mr. Young for tha South Australians, whose captain was Mr. J. 'W. Peryman. The Galatea men succeeded in making only -tl runs. Between 12 o'clock and half-past, His Uoyal Highness and suite arrived on the {jn.uin.l, and were received with hearty - httring. The Duke having ascertained the ('pation of the game, after a brief interval tin.1 play was resumed. As soon as the Smith Australian team had made 29 runs, the cricketers adjourned for luncheon to tLe spacious marquee, where they were joined by His Royal I!ighne33 and .1 number of ladies and gentlemen. A capital spp/ead had been prepared by Mr. nines. After some time hail been spent in dis easing the good things provided, Mr. Jti;tice G wynne, who presided, having on h:.- right Ili3 Royal highness with 5lrs. :wvnne and the Lord Bishop, and on his I-;t Sir James Hurtle Fisher, proposed the ii'.uiths of the Queen and the Prince and lYiuc-ss of Wales, which were received with u.aai enthusiasm by tho large company who hvl assembled and musical honours by the i'-.iii,l. His Honor then said the pleasant ?!iuy had fallen upon him, as President of the S in th Australian Cricket Club, of proposing 'he health of their illustrious visitor H.R.H. ho Duke of Edinburgh. He had by his fiwn statement been received with, a hearti .ieS3 and an enthusiasm in this colony that had g*iven him extreme satisfaction. (Cheers.) A heartiness and enthusiasm not only of individuals who held high appoint ments, by persons of landed possessions and wealth— they had not monopolized the hearti ness and enthusiasm with which he had been received — but it had been shared in by the aliouring classes. (Cheers.) The only thing that could be attributed to them was per :iaps that their hearty feeling had led them sometimes a little beyond the rules of etiquette. (No, no.) However that might tie, he was sure His Royal Highness would nalie eve ry excuse, and he had already said !'C was pleased with his reception. He had ;i- doubt the cricketers of South Australia voiii'd receive the toast with equal en aiiaiasm to what had been shown by other li-ies. His Koyal Highness had added iuch to the convenience and pleasantness ol Lit day's proceedings. He condescended tc v.j them the plan on which the tent k Inch they were assembled should be erected, 1 ;ent th em that convenience for the occa n. Then over and above that, he lent .?';.. the m st charming amusement — as he y .o jure the ladies would say — the Band ol ? vSalatca. (Cheers.) There -were manj it topics Le might address himself to. .could lik to point out the manly effeei . cli cricke had upon the character oi i ; ashmen intpreparingthemformoreserioui i.vs. He w ouldnot, however, detain then :her, but si mply propose the health of His ?val Ilighne s. The toast was enthusiast! U drunk, the Band playing 'Rul- tanuia.' His Royal Highness, who oi ?iig was gre eted with great cheering, said ' Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you foi 'and manner in which you have drunl ?? '.ealth, and assure you it gives me grea ?t-ure to find there are so many sup ; ters in South Australia of the noble gann cicket.' Subsequently the toast of thi :--ident was proposed by the Hon. J Barrow, M.L.C., and raitabl' ??.r.--wledged. At a little before i .ijk Hia Royal Highneas, after havinj : at nearly three hours on the ground jnfced his conveyance, and drove ..oi ; ,i A the cieera of the apectatora. W ? uld also state that Lady Daly, accom fad by Mrs. Souttar, was on the groun- ? her carriage during^the afternoon.

Play being resumed, the remaining South Australians were put out for a score of 111. it 4 o'clock the .Galatea men again took their stand at the wickets, but only made 40 runs in alL The South Australians were therefore victors in one innings by 32 runs. hi the close they were cheered as die ivinners by their opponents, and heartily returned the cheer. Before separating the iilver cup, value £12, kindly presented by Mr. John Davis, Rundle-street, wa3 pro iuced, when Captain Tayler, R.M., drunk :hampagn3 from it, and handed it over to Mr. J. W. Peryman, as Captain of the South Australian Eleven, who, in return, drunk the health of the Galatea Eleven. The cup, ,ve are informed, belongs to the Club, and lot to the highest scorer. The following j ire the scores and bowling analysis. The , icorcra were Mr. James for the Galatea j earn, and Mr. J. J. \Vat30n for the South Vustraliana :— Galatea Elevek.— First Innings. ilr. Rmnilly, b. Samson ? 0 )r. Powell, b. Peryman ? 1 '- Japt-tio Tayler, b. Peryman ? 3 j Vlr. H:u'j.\ l.b.w., Peryman ? 0 Hr. De Crespigny, runout ? 0- Mr. Itamsay. c. and b. Samson ? 0 Hr. Heneage, b. Peryman ? 0 ' Hr.Ureenslaile. b. Peryman ? 0 Mr. Key. not oun ? 18 Mr. KinKscote, b. Aldridge ? 6 Mr. Po re. b. Aldridge ? 0 Bye*, 9; leg byes, 2; wides, 2 ? 13 i Total ? ? -1 | South Australian Elf-ven. I Sir. O. Aldridye, b. Captain Taylor ? 2 Mr. J. W. Peryman, b. DeCrerpigny ? £0 Mr. \V. L-. Fisher, c. Captiin Taylor, b. De Crespigny ? 9 Mr. J. O. Daly, b. Poore ? l\ Mr. W. S. Samson, run out ? U Mr. U. D. U'HalloraD, c. lleneage, b. DeCres- ?? pigny ? 1 Mr. U. Walters, not out ? 19 Mr. AMwell, l.b.w., Captain Tayler ? 4 Mr. W. J. Fullarton, a Kingscote, b. Powell ... 1 Mr. J. Moriihett, runout ? 0 Sir. Warburtun. c. and b. Poors ? 3 lijti, 13; lea liyes, 2; wides, 3 ? 18 Total ? Ill Galatea Eleven'.— Second Iuniugs. ? Mr. Haiir, I), .??amson .. ? 5 i Mr. I'e Crespigny, b. Peryman ? i ' Mr. Key, run out ? 9 Uapt. 1'jtyler, c. and h. Aldridge ? 9 hr. Powell, UAldriilge ? 3 Mr. Kins^cote b. Aldridge ? 3 Mr. Komiliy, b. AWwlII ? 0 Jlr. lleneap.-, b. Aldwell ? 0 Mr. Greenslade, b. Aldwell ? 0 Mr. Kamsay, not out ? 2 Mr. Poore. b. Aldwell ? 0 lijes, 2; leg byes, 1; wides, 2 ? 5 i Total ? To \ IjOwling Analysis. GALATEA. First Inuings. Bowlers' J c . £ .Name:!. o ^ S. S » Ji '3 — .x u c y Perymm, J. AV. ... 1 m 8 9 5 fciimson. W ? 0 «) 4 19 2 Al.lridjie, G ? 0 2 0 0 2 AldweU, W ? 15 0 0 0 Second Innings. Peiyman. J. \V. ... 0 ?M 2 8 1 Samson. W ? 2 5'J 3 16 1 Aldivell, \V. ? 0 10 1 1 4 AldriilKe U ? 0 2a II 1 3 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN' CBICKET CLUB. First {linings-. De Crespiuny ? 1 1W- 6 30 3 T aylcr, Captain ? 2 95 8 37 2 Poore ? 0 30 1 £2 2 Powell, Dr ? 0 25 2 4 1 Then; wa3 a very large attendance on the ground during the day, and almost every one congratulated the Club on the success of the affair. In the afternoon a cask of ale was sent down on to the ground by Mr. Crawford, brewer, as a sample of colonial manufacture, and judging from appearances \ seemed to be highly appreciated. The ' pleasantness of the day's proceedings was considerably heightened by the efficient \ musical performance ©f the Band of the Galatea, which the Prince had graciously allowed to be present.

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