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Sheep Shearing Festival. A sheep skearing festival is to be held in Manchester next Thursday. The Enterprise saysThos. VanGieson, of Bridgewater, John English, of Manchester, and John Horning, of Norvell, were appointed an executive committee to make arrangements for ihe same. C. M. Fellows, Wm. Bowers and Frank Spafard were appointed to secure a proper and coinmodious building; Henry Calhoun, fleece binder, and Frank Spafard, weighmaster. The society awards three premiums - lst, 2d and 3d - for the best sheep in each class of sheep, according to the classification of the last county fair; also, three prizes for the best shearers-prizes being $3 for best, f2 for second best, and $1 for third best; time and workmanship considered. Those competing for premiums pay the sum of fifty cents into the treasury. S. M. Merithew, Frank BraCley and George Rhead, were appointed judges on shearing, and W. S. Craits, Junius Short, and J. 8. Wood, of Lodi, judges on thoroughbred Merino sheep and their grades; John English, S. W. Dorr and D. W. Palmer, judges on long wools, and L. D. Watkins, Wm. B. Osborn and W. W. Hess, judges on downs. Persons exhibiting sheep must pay 50 cents into the treasury.


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