knowing them to have been stolen. Mr Baker pro- secuted, and Mr G. A. Jones defended. Mr Baker said that lately there had been a considerable amount of malt missed from malthouses in the town, especially from Mr Edward Phillips's malthouse, whence about 240 bushels had been missed, and upon it being found out that certain parties were offering malt for sale considerably below the market price, and without giving any account as to where they had obtained it from, the police were put on the alert, and the defend- ant was charged with receiving a quantity of such malt knowing the same to have been stolen but after hear- ing a little of the evidence he would ask the bench in order to further the ends of justice, to remand the prisoner in custody for a week. P.C. Price was then called, who said he had searched at prisoner's house, and found four sacks of malt there, but prisoner failed to give a satisfactory account as to who brought it there and said it had to be left till called f»r. The prisoner was remanded for a week. 4. USK. MARCH OUT.-The 8th Mon. Rifle Corps, headed by its band, and under the command of Capt. Hambly, marched out for the first time this season, on Friday evening last. The corps mustered at about 6.30 p.m., and although the weather, at that time, was the reverse of agreeable, a large number of the members were present, and proceeded to Llangibby, where they were halted opposite the premises of Sergt. T. Day, and the members were treated to refreshments by the captain. After a stay of half an hour, the order to return was given, and by that time the weather had cleared up, and the roads were in a very good state, so that the march home proved a very pleasant one. The band played through the town on its return. PRISONERS FOR TRIAL AT SESSIONS.—Up to the time of our going to press there were 26 prisoners entered for trial on the calendar, which is about the average number of cases at Easter sessions. THE WEATHER during the month has been very wild and bleak, with snow and sleet at intervals and from advices it appears that this has been general through- out the day. On Tuesday the snow commenced falling at about 9 o'clock in the morning and continued with- out intermission during the day. BUSINESS FOR SESSIONS.—The following are the min- utes of business to be transacted at the General Quarter Sessions, on Tuesday next :-To administer the oaths to magistrates and others qualifying for office. To read the minutes ot last sessions, and to consider matters arising thereout. To read any communion ion which may have been received from either of Her Majesty's Secretaries of State, or the Lord Lieutenant of the county. To receive any other communication which may have been forwarded to be submitted to the court. To receive report as to Llanfoist and Newbridge-on-Usk Bridges, To receive report as to the offices of Crier of the Court and Grand Jury Bailiff, and of Inspector of Weights and Measures and to consider as to appointing these officers To receive any communication from the committee of visitors of the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum. To receive the report of visiting justices of the County Goal, and the certificate of the governor. To receive any report from the Monmouth County Buildings' Committee. To execute mortgage of the Police Rates for £ 2100, bor- rowed from the Police Superannuation Fund (for purchase of site and erection of police station, &c., at Blaina). To receive the report of the Police Committee. To receive the report of the Chief Constable. To receive the Chief Inspector's report under Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act. To receive the report of the Finance Committee. To order County and Police rates. To appoint three members of the Board of Conservators for the Wye Fishery District. To receive the accounts for the year 1875, of the Usk and Ebbw Fishery District,—returned in accordance with the Salmon Fishery Act, 1875. To re- ceive the report of the County Surveyor. To receive the report of the acting Inspector of Weights and Measures. To receive report as to fines. The chairman to sign bills. -Notices of motions.—By Captain J. C. Hill. That Llanfoist Bridge, Abergavenny, be adopted as a county bridge. By John Jomes, Esq., That the Bridge at Newbridge-on-Usk be adopted as a county bridge. PANTYGOYTRE ESTATES.—We understand that the long pending litigation between Mrs Morgan (plaintiff ) and G. W. Nicholl and others (defendants), respecting the latter's rights to these estates, is now at an end. The defendants served a notice upon the plaintiff requiring her to try at the last assizes, but under a judge's order the proceedings were held over until the ensuing assizes the plaintiff undertaking to try at those assizes. She has now failed to give the notice for trial, and therefore Mr Nicholl's title becomes fully established. ELECTION OF GUARDIAN AND OvBMBERS.—On Thurs- day a meeting was held at the vestry-room for the purpose of electing persons to fill the office of over- seers, and also a guardian for the ensuing year. There Were but few parishioners present. Mr J. 0. Nicholas, of the Crown, occupied the chair. Mr Henry Stockham, of the Six Bells, and Mr Thomas Morris, of the Eoyal Oak, were elected Overseers; and Mr Thomas Dunn was re-elected Guardian. MAD DOGS.—Several mad dogs have been shot in the neighbourhood during the last few days. ABEESYCHAIN. LOCAL BOARD.—The monthly meettng was held on iuesday. Present—Messrs C. J. Parkes (chairman), A. R. Verity, P. Hambleton, Thos. Lewis, W. L.Pratt, J. Daniel, R. Greenway, N. Herbert, T. Mitchell, E. Jones, J. Jones, and W. P. James. The minutes of the last meeting and the surveyor's report having been read, cheques were signed for payment of £119 14s 7d, wages, and Y,140 Os 1 Id, bills. Dr Mulligan, medical officer of health, reported as follows:—"The death- rate for the month of February was 22'4 per 1,000 per annum, about the average of former years, the ma- jority of deaths, as in the preceding mouth, being from chest affections. There were three deaths from scarlet fever and one from Typhoid, both fevers being, I am happy to say, on the decrease. The excess of births over deaths was 24 in the month." A letter was read from Mr Evan Jones, Freehold Land, complaining of the steps near his house, which were broken. As the thoroughfare is used by the public, the surveyor was ordered to examine the ;>lace, and also to look at the Acts relating to the highways, and report to the board, and also to write to Mr Jones.—Mr Edwards, who had complained of the water damaging his property at Vic- toria Village, came before the board, and was informed that they had instructed the surveyor to make some temporary arrangement for preventing further da- mage, but that they did not feel justified in laying an expensive drain at present.—With reference to Mr Hopkins s claim for compensation in the matter of the Golynos Culvert, the committee met Mr Hopkins on the 24th ult., and agreed to give him £10, to fill up a certain hole which had been left in an unsatisfactory state.—The forthcoming election of new members led to a long conversation. The eight retiring members are Messrs C. J. Parkes, J. Daniel, Thomas Lewis, W. Richards, T, Mitchell, T. Davies, N. Herbert, and W. P. James; and there will be a ninth vacancy in conse- quence of the sudden death of Mr Parker, who died at his breakfast table on the 17th inst. Mr Parkes ex- pressed his regret at this melancholy circumstance.— Mr Daniel complained that all ratepayers did not re- ceive voting papers, and that some of the collectors were in the habit of showing the papers to the public, and of filling them up. On his motion, seconded by Dr Verity, it was resolved that bags be ordered for the collectors for depositing the papers.—A bill sent in by Mr Gorrell for X9 odd was considered by Mr E. Jones to be excessive, and it was agreed that Mr Gorrell should be requested to attend and give explanations; all accounts in future to be sent in quarterly.—The clerk was directed to write to the Monmouthshire Hail. way Company, that the wall on the new road to Twyn- ffrwd is finished, and asking for payment of the balance of £ 100.—Mr A. A. Williams had sent in a form for the future summaries of receipts and disbursements. It was agreed that the new form should be adopted as far as practicable.—A memorial from ratepayers, Praying that a road should be made from Freehold Land to the Star Farm, leading to the church, was read, and the board regretted that at present it cannot entertain the memorial.—It transpired from the mi- nutes that the committee, at the last meeting, resolved to ask Mr Chapman, the surveyor, &c., to continue in office till the 24th of June, his year expiring on the 25th of March, and that Mr Chapman had expressed his willingness to comply with this arrangement. 4 LLANGIBBY. MAD DOGS.—Mr Thomas Day; of the Fox and Hounds inn, was obliged to shoot a valuable beadle dog on Friday last, owing to its showing unmistakeable symptoms of hydrophobia, and his having bitten several dogs in the neighbourhood, Persons owning dogs cannot be too careful in keeping them in, as we ave heard on more than one case in the district, I NEWPORT. SPELLING BEE.-One hundred competitors appeared on the platform of the Victoria Hall, at a spelling bee, on Monday evening last, including a number of ladies. The Rev T. L. Lister presided. Mr W. L. Cock, master of the Wesleyan Day School was the inter- rogator, and Messrs E. J. Smith and M. L. Daw acted as referees. A new feature was introduced-a special prize was giAen to the lady who remained longest in the contest, and this fell to the lot of Mrs Gorman. At the beginning, the ranks of the spellers were thinned but slowly, afterwards harder words were given, and the victims fell much faster. Some amusing mistakes were made during the competition. The following was the order in which the priaes were given :—1st, Mr E. G. Taylor 2nd, A. Gwylim 3rd, Mr Macfarlane 4th, Mr E. Taylor, 5th, Mr D. Lewis 6th, Mr J. K. Stephens 7th, Mr A. Townsend 9th, Mr W. Askin 10th, Ladies' Prize, Mrs Gorman, BOROUGH POLICE.—MONDAY. Before Mr W. EVANS and Mr R. G. CULLUM. John Murphy, an old man, was charged with vagrancy in High-street, on Saturday evening. P.C. Williams proved the case and stated that the prisoner was in the habit of going into a shop and asking for relief and refusing to quit until he obtained something. The bench sent him to Usk Gaol for 14 days.— Eliza Davies, an unfortunate, who said she came from Swansea, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Com- mercial-street. P.C. Rawlings proved the case It appeared that the defendant had been previously con- victed, and she was sent to gaol for one month, with hard labour. A number of other drunken and dis- orderly cases were disposed of. COUNTY COURT.- MONDAY. Before His Honor Judge HERBERT. Herbert v. Midland Railway Company.—Mr Dixon appeared for the plaintiff, and and Mr Young of Bir mingham, defended. Mr Young objected to proceed with the case on the ground that the plaintiff had de- clined to give full particulars of the articles claimed for. Mr Dixon replied that particulars had been given which were sufficiently full. His honor ordered full particuars to be given, and adjourned the case till the 25th of April. Jones v. Hunt.-Plaintiff is the owner of the steam tug Reserve, on board of which an explosion occurred in August, 1874. After the explosion he sold the boiler and other iron, together with tubing, to the defendant for X4 per ton, stipulating that the articles were to be weighed at the Corporation machine. This was not done for some reason or other, and the plaintiff had never been able to obtain the correct weight. On the part of defendant evidence was given that the weight was about 10 tons. Part of the amount due had been paid, and his honor gave judgment for X8 14s 3d, and costs. Hayward v. Gregory.—Mr R. P. Williams appeared for plaintiff, and Mr W. J. Lloyd defended. This action was brought to recover £20, the price of a bull, which the plaintiff had sold to the defendant in April, 1874, and which had died on the road whilst being driven to the defendant's farm. The defence was that the bull was to be delivered by the plaintiff. After hearing all the facts of the case his honor reserved judgment. + NEWBRIDGE (MON.). THE MYNYDDYSLWYN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—A numerously attended meeting of the ratepayers of Mynyddyslwyn was held at the Newbridge inn, on Thursday evening, to endeavour to avoid, if possible, a contested election for filling up the vacant seats on the school board. Mr W. Griffiths, of Gwrhayfach, presided. It was unanimously resolved That in the opinion of the meeting, it was desirable to have two candidates professing Nonconformist principles." A vote of thanks was passed to Mr J. Jeremiah for retiring, and a deputation was appointed to i wait upon Mr Pond, of Abercarne, and ask him to retire. After the meeting was over, an influential gathering of Non- conformists from different parts of the parish resolved to promote the return of Mr Edwards and Mr Jones as members of the school board. MONMOUTH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual bi-weekly meeting was held on Saturday last, when Mr S. R. Bosanquet presided Major Davies was in the vice- chair, and there was a good attendance. The master reported that the number of inmates had increased during the week, but the number of vagrants relieved during the week showed a decrease. The following tenders were accepted :—Bread and flour, Mr Farror meat and suet, Mr Aston printing, Mr R. Waugh. There was no further business of public interest. THE MILITIA.-The recruits, headed by the band marched to the field for the first time on Saturday. A SPELLING BEE, promoted by the members of the Wesleyan Chapel, was held at the Borough Court on Monday evening. The Mayor presided. The Rev Mr Bestall, minister of the Wesleyan Chapel was inter- rogator Mr Hodson, Mr Sandbrook, and Mr Stephens referees. A recitation was given by Mr liees, and a song by Mr Thomas. The prizes were—first jgl second, 10s third, 5s and were awarded as follows first, Miss Constance, Old Dixton Gate second, Master Cole, a Grammar School lad third, Mr Revnish, said to be a timekeeper on the Wye Valley Railway. SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting was held on Wednesday, when the following members were present:-Major Tyler (in the chair), the Mayor (Mr T. R Hyam), the Rev C. M. Roberts, Messrs J. E, Hale, T. James, and T. J. A. Williams. The clerk reported that he had completed the purchase of Mr Wightman's premises, and had delivered the title deeds to the treasurer for safe custody, and had taken his acknowledgments for the;same, The costs of Mes rs Bernes and Barnard for preparing the mortgage for jEt,200 was X8 18s 8d. The contractor, Mr D. Roberts, had signed the agree- ment for the purchase of the old materials, and had paid the sum of £70, which had been handed to the treasurer. He has also signed the building contract. The Education Department have recommended the Public Works Loan Commissioners to lend the board the amount they require. Cheques to the amount of t:82 9s ltd were signed for the ordinary quarterly ex- penses to Lady Day, which includes the legal expenses of conveyance, mortgage, &c. The board was ad- journed till April 26th. BOROUGH POL CE.—THURSDAY. Before the MAYOR, Alderman WATKINS, and Mr. T. JAMES INCAPABLE.—Michael Sullivan, hawker, Dry bridge- street, was charged with being drunk and incapable in the New Market, on Saturday, the 18th inst. Supt. Wheeldon proved having found the defendant in a most helpless condition; and Sullivan having been repeatedly before the Bench for similar offences, he received a caution, and was ordered to pay a fine of 2s 6d, and 4s coc,ts. THROWING STONES.—James Knight, a little boy living with his father at May Hill, was summoned for assaulting James Jenkins, another boy, who is errand boy to Mr Noah Watkins, on the 20th inst. It ap- peared that the boys got throwing stones at one an- other, and Knight hit Jenkins on the face with one of the missiles. As both boys seemed equally to blame, the Bench allowed the complainant to withdraw the case, on the defendant's father paying costs. TREDEG AR. POLICE COURT. TUESDAY. Before Mr. HARRHY. DRUNK.—Henry Webber was charged with being drunk at Georgetown on Monday night. De"endant admitted the charge, saying, I went to a funeral, and by coming back I did get very drunk, sir." Fined 2s 6d and costs. DRUNK AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—James Smith pleaded guilty to being dmnk and assaulting Police- sergeant Wilkins, at Tredegar, on Monday night, and preferred to have the case dealt with at once by the presiding justice. The case was not pressed severely, and a fine of 10s and costs was imposed. DAMAGING TKEES.—Henry Lovell, a travelling tinker, pleaded guilty to damaging some trees, on land be- longing- to Lord Tredegar, and was fined 5s dam ige and expenses. STEALING IRI)N.-Catherine Cotter, 13, was charged, under the Criminal Justices Act, with this offence at Tredegar. As the case required two magistrates, a remand was erdered. CHEPSTOW, ASSAULTING A PARAMOUR.—At the police-court, on Saturday, before Mr W. JE. Seys, James Hobbs, a labourer, residing in Thomas-street, was charged with committing a most brutal assault upon a woman with whom he is cohabiting. The poor woman either could not or would not appear, and the case was re- manded for her appearance. Hobbs had a month's imprisonment a short time ago for a similar assault.
THE LLANGIBBY AND CHEPSTOW HOUNDS. The successes of this well-known pack have been the subject of many hunting chronicles, and their appear- ance in Herefordshire on Thursday, the 2nd of March, was hailed with satisfaction by all true lovers of sport. The hounds are of a fine make, and well adapted for the stiff work and the hills of their own country, which call for a good amount of strength and staying power. The pack shows proof of good kennel discipline, and unqualified praise is due to the able way in which the huntsman, Evan, hunts these hounds. The meet was at Rotherwas Park, and the field was a very large one. Several masters of foxhounds past and present were there, including Mr F. Platt (North Herefordshire), Capt. Freke Lewis (South Herefordshire), Capt. Han- bury Williams (Monmouthshire foxhounds), Mr Mur- rell (Worcestershire), Mr J. Arkwright, and others. Several ladies were out, and among them we remarked one or two wholle good riding is proverbial. The hounds made their appearance punctual to the hour of meeting; they were looking eager and in prime con- dition. One of the keepers had previously given inti- mation that a fox had been recently seen in a covert near the railway, and the hounds accordingly moved to the place indicated, and there the river skirts the wood. In a very few minutes there was a slight burst of music from the pack, and the hounds divided for a short space, and it was presently apparent that a brace of foxes were on foot. One of them endeavoured to break to windward, but was headed back, and the whole pack, now getting on the line of this fox, gave him a rattling ring round the covert. He pointed his head to the camp, but was again unsuccessful in his at- tempt, and doueled back. Reynard found himself hard pressed at home by his pursuers; so he tried the south side of the covert, and being a gallant fox, he at last broke straight against the wind, between the Cross at Dinsdor and the Green Crise: crossing the brook and the road, and then turning to the left by Ridgehill, he went at a tremendous pace by the Raven and Twyford. The hounds were hunting him to the tune of a fine crack of music, in a splendid fashion, keeping closely to the line, which they never left for a minute. From Twyford the fox went through William's Covert to Aconbury Wood, and here he tried every dodge he knew to throw off the hounds, but unava.ilingly. The field had got somewhat scattered coming down over the hill, but the doubling and dodging of the fox at this point let in a good many hitherto in the rear. Everyone thought that the end was at hand; but sud- denly a fresh fox jumped up, and the pack settling to him raced him over the hill to the Callow gate; then turning to the left, he crossed the wide pastures in Bryngwyn Bottom to Mrs Rankyn's coverts, and straight as a line on to Mynde Park, and from thence across the lane to Skidmore Hill; there the scent be- came very cold, and they finally lost him. It was a capital run, and the hounds merited a kill, for they went well all through, and there was no lack of work for either horses or riders. The meet of the Llangibby and Chepstow Hounds on Tuesday, the 7th of March, at Penrose, was very large. We heard a few weeks back that a brace of foxes had been seen in the wood, and all knew that a find" there would give us a splendid gallop. In high spirits we partook of Penrose hospitality, and the ordi- nary chaff took place, when one of the fair sex asked a veteran whether he thought we should find immedi- ately." A ghastly smile stole over the face of the ex- perienced one as he said "he feared not; for," added he, "there is something so poisonous about the third milestone on this road, that no fox can live near the place." "Dear me!" exclaimed the fair; "how dread- ful! Don't you think the trustees would remove the stone if we were to send a petition to them?" "Madam," said the veteran, "a removal has already been talked of, which we trust will have the desired effect." I should like to see this wonderful stone," said the lady. It is the nearest milestone to Llwyn Celyn, the residence of Mr Nicholson," volunteered several. "Ah, then, ] know the place pretty well; we have had many a good spin from a wood opposite in olden times.' Can you tell me," continued the lady, "what formation this pernicious stone comes from P" I cannot." answered the veteran; I know the foot- print of a fox, but not of the ichthyosaurus." The question was being discussed, when the master said, "Time is up; throw them in, Evan." We drew Pen- rose Wood blank, and others blank, blank, blank! "Let us get away from the influence of this detestable stone," was the cry universal. The master yielded, and we trotted away from the pestilence. It was late when a fox stole away as we drew the Forest. He made for the Prescoed, and then for the Duke's Wood, where a brace of foxes getting up divided the pack. We chose the eight couple, who rattled their fox well through Kilfigin Park and across Wernheer to Garcoed, thence back through the Bunga to Pentrewaine, and then crossed over the hill and ran through Prescoed Great Wood to the Forest, where we were happily joined by the rest of the pack We had very pretty hunting now from the top of the Forest over Llandegveth Hill to Green Court, and. passing Court Perrott, we turned across the dingle for Penyglogue. We passed by Graig- with and Pen-y-Park down to the Old Castle, through Cae Nap and over Tynycaia, back to the Prescoed, where this gallant fox saved his brush by pushing up a fresh brother. Our new fox seemed only to put fresh courage into the hounds. They hunted him well over a most tiring country, and on getting back to the Old Castle in Llangibby Park they were drawn off, after five hours of hard work. It was a cold, gusty day, and the scent indifferent; but the hounds worked well throughout, and we saw several empty saddles, not ex- cepting that of the gallant inaster.-Field. .¡¡. MONMOUTHSHIRE HOUNDS. We were sorry to hear that the master of these hounds had felt it necessary to request the hon. sec., Mr Edgar Brewer, to call a general meeting of the Hunt Club for Wednesday, the 8th, for the purpose of tendering his resignation of the mastership of the hounds. Mr Herbert, of LIanarth, chairman, read the master's letter, in which he stated that his reasons for resigning were chiefly his inability to keep the hounds on the present subscription, and to replace those which were unfortunately killed on the line, and by poison during the last two seasons, and from these causes, being short of good working hounds, he was unable to show that sport which had always been his aim. The chairman then read a letter from the Duke of Beaufort in which, after expressing regret at the master's resignation, and hoping that he might be induced to remain in office, concluded by stating that he would increase his subscription to £ 180 per annum, provided that Mr Hanbury Williams would retain the master- ship. The Duke's most generous offer and the fact of other members present promising to double their subscriptions, had, we are happy to say, the desired effect and it was agreed that Mr Rolls, of the Hendre, and Mr Hanbury Williams should act as joint masters, the former kindly consenting to build kennels near the Hendre, and to guarantee three days a week provided that the subscriptions were sufficiently in- creased. This arrangement appeared to give universal satisfaction, and the meeting was adjourned to Tues- day the 14th, on which day a letter was read from Lord Tredegar, written in nearly similar terms to that of the Duke of Beaufort's and concluding by most kindly promising to raise his subscription to the same sum, viz., £ 100 per annum. A circular was then drawn up, and the secretary was requested to com- municate with those members of the hunt who were not present. The business terminated with a. vote of thanks to the chairman and secretary. We have no doubt that the present arrangement will greatly con- duce to sport in the country, as it will cause the woodlands to be more frequently land more effectually hunted.-Field.
LAMPLOUGH'S PYRETIC SALINE.—Have it in your houses, and use no other this alone is the true antidote in Fevers, Eruptive Affections, Sea or Bilious Sickness, having peculiar and exclusive merits. For the protection of the public agail,st unauthorised imitations, I have again appealed to the law and obtained a perpetual injunction, with costs, against the defendant a Chemist ri M: a- chester. Observe the genuine has my name and trade mark on a buff-coloured wrapper. 113, HOLBQIU-HILL, LONDON.
SNOWSTORM IN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL. TERRIBLE SHIPPING DISASTERS. Saturday night's gale in the Bristol Channel proved more disasterous to shipping than any previous gale for three or four years past. The wind having changed on Friday to the N.W which gradualiy veered round to the north by Saturday, a very large number of windbound vessels got underweigh in Penarth Roads to proceed to their various destinations they had barely got to the westward of Nash Point by Satur- day evening, when they were caught in a terrific snowstorm. The sea, which had not gone down from the recent heavy weather, ran sufficiently high to bury at times small vessels in pitching and tossing about several crafts had their spars taken out, and their sails blown to ribbons. This, however, was not the worst, for in the thickness of the snowstorm several vessels came into collision with each other, doing extensive damage. It is feared that sad accounts have yet to be revealed of the results of this night's disasters. The following have been reported The Hortense Sidonie, French schooner, from Car- diff for Nantes, when between the Foreland and Ilfra combe, on the port tack, was run into by an English schooner, name unknown. The Hortense Sidonie sustained considerable damage, to her quarter and lost her bulwarks, stanchions, and sprang a serious leak With difficulty she reached Penarth Roads, where the crew of another French vessel, the St Jeane, assisted at the pumps to keep her afloat. The master does not know what became of the English schooner. The French brigantine Celine, outward bound from Newport for Rochefort, was in collision with the screw steamer Dilston Castle, of London, losing her bow- sprit, jibboom, cutwater, and head gear. She has been brought into the West Bute Dock for repairs, and the steamer has entered the Roath Basin apparently uninjured. The schooners Argo, of Dublin, and Pearl of Ply- mouth, collided in the channel, and have put in to make good repairs. The Star of Brunswick, schooner, Hussell, master, of and for Ilfracombe from Cardiff, with 90 tons coal, foundered off the Hangman. The crew were saved. The Elizabeth, brigantine, of Bideford, from Cardiff for Cadiz, 230 tons coal, after reaching Lundy Island wa obliged to bear up after losing her foreyard, sails, and sustaining other damage. Her master (Lemon) reports the sea as too terrible to describe. He passed several vessels labouring heavily, and as darkness came on signals of distress in the shape of tar barrels and blue lights were distinctly seen, making it evident that other vessels have foundered, of which tidings have not yet come to hand. The three-masted schooner Harry Russell of Lan- caster, Hughes, master, from Cardiff to Dublin, ex- perienced a heavy north-west gale, and was compelled to run back. When at anchor in the roads she was run into by the Lucindo Jane, of and for Wexford from Newport, carrying away her jibboom and jibguy, The Enterprise, from Cardiff to Plymouuth, has also put back with loss of jibboom, &c. The brigantine Dauntless, of Whitehaven, Hollo- way, master, from Cardiff for Lisbon, when off Lundy on Saturday night, lost her jibboom, canvas head- gear, &c. Several other vessels whose names have not yet been ascertained have also put back, bearing equal evi- dences of the severity of the gaL, having lost spars, sails, &c. The schoener Alarm of Rochester, Thomas Rogers master, bound from Barrow to Newport with iron ore, put into Milford Haven, on Monday with the loss of two boats, bulwarks, water cask, mainsail spilt, and standing jib lost. She experienced very stormy weather on the 18th inst. and was struck with a heasy sea about four miles off the Skerries. Several other ships have put into Milford with minor damages. Gn Monday night the Solent ran into another steamer, the Corsair, off Morte Point, in the Bristol hannel, and out her right down, so she sank in from eight to ten minutes. Four of the Corsair's crew were drowned, and several others had narrow escapes. The Austrain barque Elodie, Captain Socolich, which left Penarth Roads on Monday morning last, having on board a cargo of 419 tons of coal, bound for Barcelona, fell in with heavy weather to the west of Lundy Island, when the ship, labouring severely, sprung a serious leak, and subsequently foundered on Tuesday night, off Padstow. The crew fortunately saved themselves in the ship's boats, and landed at Padstew. Several other collisions besides those already reported have been traced to have occurred in the destructive storm of Saturday night last. Some of the damaged vessels have neither arrived at their destinations nor returned to the Bristol Channel ports. Grave fears are entertained for the safety of some of them, whose names are held over until something difenite is known as to their fate, if indeed, anything further can be gleaned respecting them.
eaR RES paN DEN C E. To the Editor of the COUNTY OBSERVER. SIR.- Will you kindly allow me to make known through your columns that the Parepa Rosa Scholarship of the Royal Academy of Music, Tenterden-street, Hanover Square, London, will be vacant in April. Can- didates must have sopraao voices, and they must be between 18 and 24 years of age. The successful com- petitor will receive two years free musical education. The competition will take place on the 15th April. Candidates should apply at the Royal Academy. Students already in the Academy are not eligible. I am, sir, yours faithfully, MUSICUS.
GENERAL NEWS. THE EXTORTION BY GIPSIES NEAR BRIDGEND.- Charlotte Stokes, a woman who was apprehended on Saturday, charged with professing to tell fortunes, with a view of obtaining money, was brought up before Colonel Morse and Mr B. Price, on Monday. Ellen Donovan gave evidence to the effect that the prisoner came to her mistress's house (Swiss Cottage) on Satur- day morning, and although she refused to have her fortune told, the prisoner asked for 3s 6d. The witness would not give her any money, however, and then a man came to the house and threatened if she did not give the woman some money, to shoot the girl. He fired a pistol over her head, and proceeded loading it again. The girl was frightened, and gave the prisoner a sovereign, but she received 16s 6d change. They then demanded some bread and cheese and beer, but were refused, and shortly afterwards left.—The case was then adjourned that prisoner might bring witnesses to prove an alibi.-She was again brought up on Tues- day, but the witnesses being unable to say where she was at the time it was alleged she was at the house in question, the Bench found her guilty and committed her to gaol for one month. The man who threatened the girl Donovan has not bt en apprehended. DARING HIGHWAY ROBBERY AT MERTHYR.—Late on Saturday night, as John Lewis, basket maker, of Pont- moilais, was nearing Merthyr from Rhymney, and when olose to Penydarran Works, he noticed a stout-built man standing by the wall, apparently concealing himself. As he passed the man did not move, but Lewis had only gone a few yards when he was suddenly struck violently on the head, and turning around he saw the man whom he had previously noticed, and who closed at once with him, giving him a severe knock again on the side of the head, which partially stunned him. The fellow at the same moment thrust his hand into Lewis's pocket, and, tearing out the pocket and money, decamped. Fortunately the highway- man dipped into the wrong pocket, and thus only carried off a few shillings in copper. The spot where the attack took place is between Penydarran and Merthyr, and since the closing of the works is an awkward place at night. Lewis thinks he should be able to indentify the man, but so far he has escaped apprehension. ON MONDAY at Treherbert petty sessions, Mary Bratt alias Pluck, and Arthur Blake alias Pluck, Bull's Row, Tynewydd, were charged with unlawfully selling by retail intoxicating liquor, to wit, beer, which they were not licensed to sell." The female defendant is the same woman who brought a charge of criminal assault against Lemuel I woman, with beer before them, and the room bore the appearance of a taproom on Saturday night and smelt like it. In the pantry he found a cask containing beer. The male defendant said he had nothing to do with the affair, and the female defendant said she had nothing to say. In answer to witness she said her name was Bratt and that she was not married to the male befendant. If she is married to him," continued witness," she has two husbands," and he here handed her marriage certificate proving that on the llth May, 1875, Mary Ann Bratt was married to Arthur Pluck, at Roatn Parish Church, by W. Watson, curate. 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IN MONTHLY PARTS, 3D. EACH. PART 6 IS NOW READY. "THE USK GLEANER," AND 'ht*rr strord, A County Magazine, CONTENTS OF PART 1. TALES A Lesson for Lovers-Light at Eventide- Annette's Plot—Rosa's Revelations—POETRY: Pa, take us to the Mumbles—For a Friend's Birthday—What's thy Watchword—The Old Mill—Legend ofTiutern— HISTORICAL Rodolpho the Black—Men who could rise superior to Money-Llangwm Church-Duel between a Duke and an Earl—Tintern Abbey—Trip from Mon- mouth to the Murnbles-M, oilnioutli Borough Sessions- Bristol Riots—The Earl of Mar—Scotch Cattle in 1832- BIOGRAPHY Crawshay Bailey-Arthur Wyatt of Troy —VARIETIES Uses of Cat's Whiskers- Words to the Wise-f i-ust Her—Courtesy conductive to Domestic Happiness,—Surnames—Epitaphs—Barber's Poles—In- crease of Longevity—Migration of Birds-A Peaceful Home-Presence of Mind-Planting the Flower Garden Roses- A hearty Old Dame at Usk-A curious Robbery at Trostrey-Wit and Humour, &c., CONTENTS OF PART 2. TALES A Lesson for Lovers, concluded—The Idols of North American Indians—The Young Stepmother- Municipal Corporations, Usk Borough—St. Swithin 1875—Disastrous Floods, Fatal Catastrophe at Cwmcarn -Terrific Storms in Glamorganshire—Monmouth and Glamorgan Bank-Borough and County Elections, 1837 —A Swarm of Bees—Appointment of Chief Constable for Monmouthshire-30 Sheep Killed and Worried by Dogs—BIOGRAPHY Sir Thos. Phillips, Major Stretton, Mr. Churchill—POETRY A Recollection-The Haw- thorn—An Old Man's Memories—Monmouth Curiosities -The MothHunting King—Kitty's Husband—Remark- able Instancesof Abstinence—Gardening—Odd N ames- Who are Esquires—The Pantygoitre Estate—Fatal Rail- way Accidents in Monmouthshire—Pontvpool Poor Law Union Reformatory Schools—County Prison- V ABlE- ITES—Wit and Humour, &c. CONTENTS OF PART 3 TALES Patty's Two Lovers-A scene in a Justice Room at Monmouth—The Cold and Cruel WorId-Fair Weather Friends—The Camp at Portskewitt—Fatal Ac- cident on Usk Bridge-Mr. Crawshay Bailey and Mr. Lindsay,-Robbery at the Glyn Ponds—Death of a Caer- leon Doctor—Travels in Many Lands-Mr. Hall and Mr. Bailey,-A Dreadful Hailstorm at Caerleon—Dr. Sidney's Courtship—The Lantarnam Estates' Dispute— Old Friends met together—Burglary at Shirenewton— Failure of the Monmouth and Glamorgan Bank-Ben Jonson on the Tramp—The Old Bridge at Usk—Broken Friendships can't be mended—The Cabinet of all the Talents-Poor and Proud-Agricultural Returns for Monmouthshire—HowElephants crossBridges-A group of Scotch Curiosities—Two noted characters transported from Usk-Wit and liumour-POETRY Gladys the Witch, a Legend of Pontypool-Are other Eyes—Truth— BIOGRAPHY James Davies, of Devauden—Bishop Cop- plestone—Gen. Sir Robert Brownrigg—VARIETIES, &c. CONTENTS OF PART 4. TALES, &c Dr. Sidney's Courtship, continued-The Stepmother's Rule-Murder of Jenny Macrea—The Missing Ring—Literary Extracts-The Garden—The Llantarnam Abbey Estate Dispute—The Bravery of Women-The Camp at Portskewit, concluded,—The Burdens of Life-Wit and Humour—Modern Nurses- Chepstow Gas Companies—Restoration of Grosmont Church—Curious Epitaph in Usk Churchyard-Hints for the Household—The march of Captain Sartorious—Sales by Auction—BIOGRAPHY Capt. Fleming—Caspar Kar- linski—Thomas Carlyle—POETRY Gloom and Sunshine -The Hunt at Portskewet-One Little Year Ago Now Women, Look Out—Now, Schoolmaster, Look Sharp, Wrecked-Drop that Goose, &c. CONTENTS OF PART 5. TALES Christmas at Allerton Hall—A Village Sen- sation—Jemmy a tale of Two Villages—Indian J ug- glers—Travels in many lands—A Tiger in his dea— Mark Supple in the House of Commons Monmouth County Election, 1868—Marriage of Miss Lawrence, of Crick- Mary Queen of Scots—Singular circumstance at Usk— Caught at last—Rejoicings at the Hendre-Confessions of a Drunkard—Newport in 1780—Lafayette and Marie Antoinette-Frederick and Dr. Franklm—The massacre of Glencoe I he Lifeboat. Movement-A Tragedy in Westminster Abbey-A Singular Sight—Wit aud Wis- dom 1 he Garden-BIOGRAPHY; Viscount Amberley, Lord Llanover-POETRY True Love—A Legend of the fluckstone-The Reconcilement—Pennyworth of Nails— Romance of Real Life-Contrast and Compensation— Christmas—Out in the Culd-A Blessing for Bady,&c.