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CAERLEON. FORESTERS' FETE AND PIC-NIC.-Among the many pic- nics that have been held this year (and their number has been legion) there has not been one more deserving of help and success than the one held in this town on Thurs- day last, the 8th inst., its object being the aid of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund of the Ancient Order of Foresters, court Caerleon Castle." This court has been open about two years, and consists of nearly forty mem- bers. Some of the members, some time since, brought forward an idea, that as the anniversary dinner, with its usual accessory of drinking, led to no good result, but was merely a means of spending money uselessly, and that if- an open air pic-nic or fete were held instead, the members would receive more real enjoyment, and if successful, the court would reap a substantial benefit. The whole of the members soon agreed to this proposal, and it was decided to hold a pic-nic on the anniversary day of the court. Great interest in the matter was manifested by the mem- bers generally, and all exerted themselves to the utmost in selling tickets and making arrangements for the success of the gathering. The weather-that great friend or foe to all out-door amusementsâduring the preceding part of the week having been gloomy and wet, on the morning of the day shewed signs of clearing up, and many were the taps received by the Caerleon barometers on that morning, and do you think it will hold up?" was the unanimous enquiry of all who were in any. way interested in the fete. The proceedings commenced at two o'clock with a procession of the members, beaded by the band of the 7th Monmouthshire Rifles (Newport), and consisting of Foresters in full costume on horseback, children dressed as miniature Foresters, brothers of various degrees bearing dispensation, banners, and other regalia, closing with a waggon gaily decorated with evergreens, and bearing a tableau of a widow and orphans weeping at the grave of a departed Forester, and shewing the benefits held out by the society, in the form of a hurley Forester standing by and tendering a purse with money to the widow. The procession having paraded the town, proceeded to the spot chosen for holding the pie-ric-u field, kindly lent by T. M. Llewellin, Esq., of Caerleon, situated n"sr the Gold-croft Common. A very large marquee was erected, in which was laid out, awaiting the arrival of the Foresters, tea, with the usual accompani- ment of plum cake. Several ladies of the town superin- tended the tea trays, and they richly deserved the thanks they received for their kind attention to the wants of the party. After having partaken of tea, the majority of those present joined in the out-door amusements provided, such as cricket, archery, quoits, Aunt Sally, &c. About six o'clock the rain began to fall, and quickly drove all to the shelter of the marquee, which was soon cleared of tables and other articles that had done their duty while tea was on, and dancing began in right good earnest, and continued without intermission until eleven o'clock, the hour fixed for closing. The music for dancing was well executed by the above-mentioned band, under the direction of Mr. Gabb, of Newport. During the evening, a display of fire- works was made on the ground, under the superintendence of Mr. Coles, of Newport. There were about six hundred persons present, and all appeared to enjoy themselves. We are informed that the fete exceeded the most sanguine expectations, there being a handsome profit to go to the funds of the court. PETTY SESSIONS, before the Rev. W. POWBLL and F. J. MITCHBLL, Esqs. WHOLESALE ROBBEBT.âJane Parker, servant, was charged with stealing from Samuel Homfray, Esq., of Glen Usk, the following articles, viz:âFive bottles of wine, four bottles of brandy, one drinking horn, one plum cake, three tins of pepper, one tin, three parcels and three cases of tea, two bottles of anchovies, two bottles of essence of anchovies, two bottles of Chilli vinegar, three bottles of olive oil, four pots of jam, one bottle of tapioca, one glass butter stand, three packets of black lead, one packet of patent grits, two packets of gelatine, one packet of baking powder, one packet of Epsom salts, one piece of cheese, two preserve glasses, one finger glass, one tumbler, one parcel of currants, one parcel of white sugar, one box of candles, two bars of soap, two basins of dripping, two best china plates, four white china plates, one disb, two candle- sticks, ope corkscrew, one pap saucepan, twelve cloths, one tin with eggs, and one brush. P.S. Thomas Povall, deposed: I was called to Glen Usk, the residence of Samuel Homfray, Esq., on Monday, the 12th inst. Mr. Homfray directed me to search the luggage of the prisoner, who appeared on the point of leaving; I searched two hampers, two boxes and a carpet bag they were all packed and directed to Mrs. Parker, passenger to Newcastle-upon- Tyne; I found all the articles I now produce. [The articles found were laid out on two large tables, and gave the magistrates' room the appearance of a general shop, rather than that of a court of justice.] Annie Davies, deposed: I am lady's maid at Glen Usk; prisoner was cook there, and was to leave the day the officer was sent for. I have examined the articles produced, and the four cloths that are marked, the two best china plates, the four white china plates, the two candlesticks, the sugar basin and stand, are Mr. Homfray's property; the writing upon the pots of jam is Miss Stabie's. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and said, I did take the things." The Bench committed her for six months' imprisonment at Usk, with hard labour.

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