MOHMuUTH. FARMERS' CiLUB.V-The annual meeting of this club was held at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, on Monday, when Mr. George Griffiu-Griffin presided, there being a Koo 1 attendance of farmers. Mr. T. R. Oakley, for the last several years, had most ably acted as h lilorary eecretary, tendered his resignation, much t the regret of the club, but Mr. Oakley said his pro- t ssional duties were such that he could no longer tfive the necessary time to the club.—The meeting, after Urging upon Mr. Oakley the continuance of his office, regretfully accepting his resignation.—The balance sheet of accounts was then read, and it was found that there was a balance in band of the club of ;E I I odd a report which was received with much applause. -M.r. Griffin said the time had come for him to give Place to another president, as it was agreed at the last meeting that the president should be elected annually. -Notwithstanding that the Chairman made every effort to relinquish the presidency —quoting the custom Of other clubs-he was overwhelmed by the meeting, and accepted the office "for one more year," a dis- cussion which was received with most enthusiastic applause.On the proposal of Mr. Richard Kastham, seconded by Mr. James Hiss, Mr. Bickerton H. Deakin Was appointed hon. sec.—Several new members were Proposed, and the meeting separated after votes of thanks had been passed to the worthy president, and to the young ex-hon. sec.—The next meeting will be held 011 Saturday next, for the purpose of appointing an sarly day for the annual show. j ■TOKTNIGHTLY STOCK MARKET, Monday.— this was not a, large market. Prises ruled as follows :-Fat cows from i:17 to zC24 per head, or about 8d to 8s d per Ib; fat calves, 94 to t:5 each, or about 8d to 8.$d per .2 lb cows apd calves per pair, E14 to £ 20 barreners, ^13 to X14 yearlings, ±16 to X9. Sheep: Fat, Wethers, 45s to 65s each, or about 9d to 9^d per lb jat ewes 42s to 55s or about 8gd to 8|d per lb; fat 'ambs, 23s to 40s, or about, lOd. Pigs: Nice weight Porkers, lOsper score sirong stores in small demand, and sold from 40s 60s each sows with farrows, £7 to £ 10 breeding sows, 50s and upwards quarter old Pigs, 24s to 40s each two mouths old diito, 14s to 15s Weaners, 14s to 15s. THE WEATHER.—During the nights of Saturday and Sunday, and on Monday morning severe thunder- Storms passed over this district. On Saturday a tree *as shivered by lightning at the Buckhoit: and on Sunday a regular gale was blowing. The hilly fields have suffered badly from the rain. SCHOOL BOARD.This board held its usual fort- pShtly meeting on Wednesday, when Mr. G. G, griffin presided. The proceedings were of short Oration. No business of public interest transpired.
COUNTY COURT.— MONDAY. Before His Honour JUDGE HERBERT. The cause list contained, adjourned cases, 7 original, •^3 default, 5 commitment summonses, 4. PETER DICKSON, late of Coleford, now of Chepstow, drapei., v JOHN NELMES, collier, Milkwall.—Claim, 7s—To pay 2s a month. SAME ci THOS. ROGERS, collier, Milkwall.-Ciaim 9s 2d. --28 a month. SAME v RICHARD FOK, collier, Barnes Hill.-Claim, 4,1 Os 10d.-2s a month. G. H. MILLER, draper, Ross, v H. G. HOPKINS, la'ourer,—Claim 8s.—4s a month. JOHN HILL, grocar, Monmouth, v HUBERT WILLIAMP, "k'pkeeper, Coleford.—Claim £ 3 10s.—To pay in a SAME v GEORGE MASON, sawyer, Lydbrook. -Claim 4,1 19s 6d, balance.—5s a month. JAMKS BESSEX, farmer, Trelleck, v. JAS. HARRIS, oodmau, Trelleck.—Claim 8s 8d for meat.—To pay in a Week. .-AMELIA GEORGE, grocer, Monmouth, v THOMAS AXEMAN, mason, Monmouth.—Claim £ 4 4s 7d.—5s a ttionth. SAME V PHILIP SMITH, plasterer, Monmouth.—Claim 49 II 2d.-5sa mouth. p SAME WILLIAM NICHOLAS, labourer, Monmouth.— airn £ 4 10s Id.—4s a month. 7 SAME v SAMUEL PEARCE, baker, Monmouth.—Claim s Id—4S a month. S • P- TIPPINS, Monmouth, U THOS. TAYLOR, black- 2,lnh. Monmouth.—Claim t'5, for rent, due on June J? last.—To pay in a week. > J. EAST, late clothier, Monmouth, v HENRY °NES, Wyeside.—Claim 6s Sd.—3s a month- SAME UTHOS. IIOWELLS, Monmouth.—Claim £ 1 6s 4d. "2s a month. SAME v JOHN PASCOE, militia sergeant.—Claim 9s 8d.—4s a month. .^AME V TIIOMAB SMITH, Welsh Newton .—Claim 9s lOd.—is a month. SAME v WILLIAM PHILLIPS, tailor, Monmouth.— 14s 6d. — 3s a month. SAME v r. HOLLOWAY, Doward.—Claim 8s 3d.-Is a 111011 tho SAME V JAMES CUMBLEY, tailor, Monmouth.—C ai)n *■<5 8s 6d.—Defendant disputed an item of 5s, and set J' a plea of Set off of 5s 6d for work done.—To pay ,18s, by 4s a month. SAME 1) GEORGE SELWAY, tailor, Monmouth,—Claim Us lid.—Defendant had offered 8s to-day, and 10s a Jnonth afterwards.—Judgment was so given. p SAME V JOHN ADAMS, wheelwright, Monmouth.— "p111 a U10nth' WARD LEWIS, buicher, Monmouth, v HKNBY HATLEY, Whitebrook.—Ciaim £ 4 17s 3d.—To pay £ 1 a month. JOHN EDWARDS, wood dealer, Skenfrith, v JOHN KiDDY, farmer, Old Hall, Orcop.—Claim £ 3 5s for lurdles,—To pay in a week. p &VAN POWELL MEREDITH, draper, &c., Monmouth, v ^EOKGE JONES.—This was an action in which the P'aintiff sought to recover the sum of £ 7 for rent of ?■ cottage on the Old Hereford Road.—Plaintiff" said he had given the defendant notice to quit, and that his taking had not been a yearly one.—Plaintiff said he ad let the house at £ 7 per annum.—After hearing a lot of most uninteresting evidence, His Honour gave judgment for the whole amount claimed, but he did so reluctantly, as he thought half-a-year's rent ould have met the case.—The plaintiff' urged for the ^hole amount and left His Honour no alternative.— *° be paid by 10s a month. JAMES BESSEX, farmer, Trelleck, v JOHN KNIGHT, Publican and wood dealer, Trelleck.—Claim £ 9 7s 7d ,Hr timber, &c.—Judgment was given for £ 8 8s 6d., to e Paid in a week. "M. POPE, grocer, Monmouth, v JOHN BEACH, ^bourer, Buckholt.—Claim 15s 8d.—To pay 3s a ttionth. SAME v G. HAEDAVICKK, labourer, Buckholt.—Claim lo.—To pay 4s a month. BOROUGH POLICE.—SATURDAY MR. THOMAS OAKLEY, prior to the commencement °t the business, qualified as a borough magistrate, THREAT.—Henry Heok, woodman, was brought up a warrant charged with threatening to murder his wife Eleanor, on the 8th inst. The Clerk said the Parties in the case had arranged matters, aud the et)ch discharged the prisoner.
BOEOUGH FOUCE.-THURSDAY. Before His Worship the MAYOR, Alderman WATKINS, Mr. T. JAMES, Dr. WOOLLETT, and Mr. HYAM. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS.—John Richards, land" :0rd of the Mason's Arms Inn, was charged with serv- druuken persons with intoxicating drinks on the inst.—It appears that p.c. Cox saw a man named hillips, a shoemaker, and his paramour, Ann Deakin, Very drunk in Monuow-street, about five o'clock, and at six he saw the same people, and another shoemaker, gained William Evans, all very drunk with a quart of beer before, them. Cox told the landlady it was very Wrong to serve anyone drunk with beer, and she said le.r daughter had drawn the beer.—Supt.. Wheeldon 8a'd he had brought this case because the Bench had ^marked that the police should summon the inn- 5eePers in such cases as well as the men who were ^Urnrnoned for being drunk. The house was well con- ducted as a rule.—The Bench disagreed as to whether h-s vvas a case in which the defendant should be fined 5r n°t, but ultimately the defendant was lined as aud s costs, being the first offence. A DRUNKARD,—James Phillips, a shoemaker, was charged with being druuk and riotous, and assaulting Morgan on the 6th inst. Defendant did not aPpear in answer to his bail, and was fined 50s and s'2d costs, or two months.—The same defendant and p»n Deakin were now charged with being drunk on 'censed premises, viz., the Mason's Arms Inn, on 13ih ^Ufiust. The defendants did not appear.—Phillips was fined 20s. and costs, or 14 days aud Deakiu was hed 5s aud costs, or H days. A NOTHER.- William Evans shoemaker, was charged with being drunk at the Mr* n's Arms Inn, on August 13th.—Supt. Wheeldon said the defendant had been he ore the Bench twelve times, and iiad been let off a number of tlmes.-He was fined 5s and 6s costs, or 14 days. He was removed in custody. ABERGAVENNY. j LADY VISITORS TO WORKHOUSES.—At a meeting of this Board of Guardians held on Thursday, Mr. Watkins presiding, a complaint was made against the master that he had refused admission to the workhouse to Mrs. Lloyd, wife of the rector and daughter of Mr. Bosanquet, chairman to Mon- mouth Quarter Sessions; and also to the lady guardian. Mrs. Fielder. The Rev. W. Pinney, in making the complaiut, staled that Mrs. Lloyd had visited the house for the last six years, during which period no objection had been taken. The Master, in answer to the chairman, stated that, according to the rules of the house, he had the power of refusing admission to anyone not a licensed preacher or a friend of a pauper; and having refused to admit the lady guardian (Mrs. Fielder) he could not consistently admit Mrs. Lloyd After a warm discussion, during which the conduct of the master was upheld by the Chairman and the Rev. S. Young, it was resolved to leave the question of admitting visitors to the house to the discretion of the master. DEATH OF MR. G. A, JONUS, SOLICITOR.—On Sunday morning Mr. G. A. Jones, solicitor, of this place, died very suddenly. The deceased gentleman was 3S years of age, and was gaining an excellent private as well as public practice, and was very highly esteemed throughout the whole neighbourhood, he being a most circumspect man and an excellent lawyer. His sudden death has been spoken of with the deepest regret by everyone in the town. On Wednesday the remains of the deceased gentleman were interred in the parish churchyard at Llanwenarth Citra, a short distance from his residence. He being a Freemason, a large number of the brethren at Abergitvenny attended the funeral. The doctors think Mr. Jones died from febris petchialis-species merta. Messrs. Isaacs and Harris were the undertakers. DISCOVERY OF A SKULL ON THE U sK.-On Friday last a human skull was found on the banks of the Usk, at Llanellen, near Abergavenny, by a water bailiff named Cragg, the presumption being that it belonged to the poor fellow whose toot was found in the river at Llangunider some 12 months ago. QUOIT MATCH.—On Monday a quoit match was played at Abergavenny between the Newport and Little Skyrrid quoit clubs. The latter won by 102, the scores being Newport 210, and Little Skyrrid 312. The members, numbering about 50, subse- quently dined at the Great Western Hotel.
COUNTY COURT.-FmDAY. Before His Honour JUDGE HERBERT. IMPORTANT TO JUWULLEES,—Frost v. Last.—The action was to recover 42s., the value of a gold brooch, which plaintiff's daughter entrusted to defendant, a jeweller, of Abergavenny, to repair, and which he denied ever having seen. His honour had reserved judgment for t .is couet.-He said he was disposed to believe Miss Frost, corroborated, as she was, by her father, rather than the evidence of Mr. Last, who kept no record of the articles brought to his shop for repairs. This particular article might have slipped his memory. Judgment for pla utiff, with costs. MARSH V. THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. -This was a claim for L50 for drainage and com- pensation. The case was adjourned from last court, and after some discussion was settled by mutual consent. The particulars did not trauspire. POLICE COURT.—WEDNESDAY. Before Captain HILL (chairman), and Mr. FARQUHAR. VAGRANCY.—John McCarthy, a tramp, was charged wirh begging at a farm house, at LlanvihanKel Cnworney, on the 14th inst.— tJ.C. Dare said lie saw the prisoner come out with a piece of bread and cheese. Witness went to the farm house and asUed if the pri- soner had been begging. They said lie had. He apprehended him, and brought him to Abergavenny. —Capt. Hill said he was determined to put a stop to the tramps being relieved in Monmouthshire, as it was getting serious, and prisoner was committed to Usk for 14 days' hard labour. ASSAULT AT THE NEW INN.-—Thomas Roberts, of Blanyoy Farm, near Abergavenny, charged William Prosser and George Watkins, both farmers, with assaulting him on the 6th inst.—Complainant said that about 6 p.m. the defendants and he met at the New Inn, on the Hereford-road. Defendant Prosser came up to him in a trap, got out, and without any provoca- tion (as witness had never spoken to him), struck him and kicked him for yards, rendering his leg quite stiff and sore. He then threw him down and kicked him on the head, and bumped his head against the curb stone, and knocked two of his teeth out, and the other defendant struck complainant's wife in the ditch, and then struck complainant. Witness further said that defendant tore his poeket and took out his watch, and otherwise abused him shamefully. — Defendants protested that complainant first wanted to figlit.-Mus. Clark, a witness, said both parties were drunk.—Thos. Williams said he saw Mr. and Mrs, Roberts co ne up from Abergavenny to the New Inn. He wa not sober. Roberts got out of the trap and took off his coat to fight the landlord. He went to the bar door and asked Lewis, the landlord, to come out. Mrs. Lewis would not let him come out. Watkins turned round and gave Roberts a push. Watkins began to knock Roberts about the head. They then went on the road to fight, and Roberts was the best man.- Cross-examined: tie saw Roberts kick Watkins twice. Captain Hill said he would not decide this case until the next was heard. ASSAULT.—Martha Roberts charged Wm. Watkins, one of the defendants in the last case, with assaulting her at the same time and place as last case.—This case arose cut of the evidence given in last case.—The Bench said they would adjourn the cases for a week, but recommended them to settle their differences out of court in the meantime. USING OBSCENE AND PROFANE LANGUAGE.—Emma Morgan, Hachel Allsopp, and Elizabeth Lewis, three residents of Ireland-street, were federally charged at the instance of P.C. Petheram with the above offence, on the night of the 3rd inst.—Mr. S. W. Gardner appeared for the three defendants.—P.C. Petheram stated that about 9.15 p.m. on the above night he heard a row in Ireland-street, and upon going up heard language made use of wholly unfit for publication. Two of the girls were quarrelling with themselves, and Elizabeth Lewis made use of the language written on this paper (produced) and the other two used what was also written down.- Captain Hill Cannot we hear what indecent language it was.-Mr. Freeman It is not necessary, as it is unfit to be heard.—Mr. Gardner did not object to the subject being withheld, but asked which of the three made use of certain sentences. He further contended that his client, Emma Morgan, was charged with using profane language, and as indecent language could not be profane, as it was not swearing. He would submit to their lordships that there really was no case against Morgan.—The Bench dismissed the case against her. —Mr. Gardner further urged that as the other two were quarrelling between themselves on their own doorsteps he did not think it a case for the police to interfere.—The Bench, however, thought different, and fined Lewis 10s and costs, or 14 days, and Allsopp 5s and costs, or 7 days' hard labour. ANOTHER DANGEltoUS TRAMP. — On Wednesday evening, after the magistrates' sitting, it was rumoured in the town that a tramp was ai large, inasmuch as he had been threatening tradesmen on his being refused teod. His description was given to the police, and the prisoner was shortly afterwards apprehended by P.C. Price opposite the Angel on coming out of Mr. Witcheh's shoe shop.—Prisoner who gave his name as Jeremiah Biichir become very violent, but he was cuffed by the constable, whom he kicked severely. He was placed in a passing cart and conveyed to the station, and immediately brought before a magistrate aud committed tor one mouth hard labour. Itenmil anb District 30 ne. ■
IN RE SOMERSET (AN INFANT). In reference to this case, reports of the proceedingS in which have appeared from time to time, The Obseroe" is enabled to s-ate til" I, follo-z is the text of the order given by the Master of 11 Rolls on Monday, the 8th July. ltf/8 mis Court uoth order that the said imant plaintiff, Henry Charles Somers Augustus Somerset do remain in the custody and charge of his mother, the said Right Honourable Isabella Caroline Somerset, until he be the age of sixteen years, with liberty of access at reasonable times by the paternal grandfather and grandmother and it is ordered that the said infant be permitted to make in each year two visits to the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, of not less than a month each, at reasonable intervals of time, suvih visits to take place on the invitation of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, and any party is to be at liberty to apply for revision when the infant shall have attained the age of seven years, and the parties are at aberty to apply as they may be advised." It may, perhaps, be as well to add that the proceedings in question were taken by Lord Henry Somerset against Lady Henry Somerset to obtain the custody of his son, and that by the decision of the court, custody was awarded to Lady Henry for the longest time allowed by the law. MR. ROEBUCK A PRIVY COUNCILLOR. The Press Association is officially informed that the Queen has been graciously pleased to direct that Mr. John Arthur Roebuck, M.P., be sworn a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. ACCIDENTALLY POISONED AT CARBIFF.—The death of Mr. Hamblin, of Troy House, Pembroke-terrace, Cardiff, occurred on Sunday, under very distressing circumstances. The deceased, who was over 80 years of age, has been residing with Mrs. Wall, of Troy House, Pembroke-terrace, some time. He was subject to a swelling of the leg for which an embrocation of a poisonous nature had been prescribed. He also suffered considerable pain, and as he was unable to sleep at nights, he was supplied with a sleeping draught, to which he resorted when the pain prevented him from taking his natural rest. On Saturday he was worse than usual, and passed a very restless night. Both bottles remained by his bedside, and on Sunday morning being anxious to procure sleep, he poured, as he imagined, a small quantity of the sleeping draught into some water and drank it. He almost immediately afterwards discovered that he had taken by mistake the contents of the bottle containing the embrocation mixture. He called the landlady, Mrs. Wall, whom he informed what he had done. Dr. Taylor was sent for, but the patient being very advanced in years, the poison operated rapidly, and death ensued in a short time. Deceased was well-known in the town. He was formerly a commercial traveller, but had retired from the profession several years. He formerly, for several years, lived in Edward-terrace, but some time since gave up housekeeping and went to reside at Troy House. A NEWSPAPER TRAIN ON FIflE.-On Saturday morning all the newsvendors in the towns of South Wales suffered more or less in consequence of a fire which broke out in the newspaper train at Goring, between Reading and Swindon, and consumed many of the newspaper parcels entirely, and considerably damaged others. The Daily Telegraph and Reynold's Newspaper appear to have been the publications which most readily lent themselves as fuel to the flames, the less excitable journals, such as the Times, Standard, Daily News, Saturday Review, Spectator, Athencmm, Pall Mall, and Budget escaping. As Saturday is the day on which a large section of the British public lay in its stock of newspapers, the annoyance caused was no joke, especially as the enterprising tradesmen who ordered fresh parcels to arrive by the evening train, their customers not having expected such luck, in some cases would find themselves left with a large supply on their hands. ILLEGAL FISHING INTHGUSK.—At the Brecon county police-court on Saturday, Joseph Williams and Evan Williams, Bailyglaes David Samuels, Evan Samuels, Thomas Samuels, and Henry Morris, of Mill Green, Rees Morgan, Blackboy; George Lewis, Thomas Martin, Thomai Smiles, Thomas Waters, and Samuel Lewis, of Llanvaes, were severally charged with aiding and abetting Howeli Williams in using a gaff for the purpose of taking salmon in the river Usk on the 7<h instant. The principal offender, Howell Williams, has not yet been served with the summons.—Mr William Lewis, Crickhowell, prosecuted on behalf of the Usk and Ebbw Board of Conservators, the defendants being represented by Mr. Wm. James and Mr. Edgar Thomas.—The Bench fined Henry Morris L5 and costs, in default two months' imprisonment; George Lewis and Thomas Martin, L2 10s and costs each, in default, two months' imprisonment each and Joseph Williams, Evan Williams, and Thomas Samuel, Is each and 10s costs each. The other defendants were discharged, EXTRAORDINARY CONFESSION OF MURDER.—An in- mate of the Andover Workhouse, named Goodall has just confessed that he participated in a murder com- mitted on the Salisbury-road 40 years ago. Goodail is 80 years of age, He stated that he and his brother (since dead) committed the crime, and if he were led to a certain spot and the ground dug, bones would be found. Accordingly he was taken to a garden named by him, and, on the ground being dug, bones were found. The affair has caused a great sensation in the neighbourhood. Goodall has been fa on btfjre the magistrates and remanded. He saiu the murder preyed on his mind, and lie could keep the secret no longer. REMARKABLE CARHHU OP A WI LSHMAN.—The South Wales Daily News says:—We have received the following communication: .Mr. David David, whose diath from an accident near Llanwit Major was mentioned on Friday, was a man whose history is worth being recorded. He started life when only 12 years of age as a siable-boy, at Dunlamls, under the Rev. Robert Carne, of that, place. At the age of 16, he joined the Itoyal Navy, and for many years distinguished himself in several severe battles with pirates, more particularly with the Dyaks of Borneo He was once pinned by a cutlass to the mast, and left in that state whilst the vessel was taken and retaken, and at length being liberated, after a long and serious illness, recovered, and returned to his native soil. Had he been a good scholar, he would have obtained the rank of lieutenant in the Royal Navy, but all that could be done for him was done by the Admiralty Board of that time. The Rajah of Sarawak had a great partiality for him, and constantly wrote to him. Mr. David spent some time in Mr. Talbot's former yacht, after he had left the Royal Navy. Large sums of prize money were paid to Mr. David, and he was one of the first persons in the Llanwit district who introduced steam thrashing machines, drills, and other useful and improved agricultural implements. Thus, went the principal portion of his prize money, and latterly he having been unfortunate in his speculations, was reduced to the trade of a carrier between the towns of Bridgend and Llanwit, and it was on the road between these two places, that he met with the accident which caused his death. The particulars, no doubt, will be given at the inquest. The writer of these lines is only anxious to bear testimony to the worth of a good and honest man, and who the writer, having known since his boy hood, waspioudt have cal ed his friend. May he rest in peace. A MAN FLOGGED BY WOMEN IN DEAN FOREST.—An amusing incident has just occurred at a little village on the banks of the Wye, near the borders of Dean Forest. A miller was recently summoned before the Coleford magistrates charged with neglecting to send his child to school. On leturniug home it is alleged that lie thrashed his wife and threatened to put the child to death. The pol ce were sent for, but meau- while a crowd of about. 40 women hastily assembled and waited upon the enraged wife beater, who, to evade them, fled upstairs. Discovered here, his assailants removed a portion of his garments, and summary vengeance followed. The humiliated man was then conducted to a mill-pond for the purpose of duck ng, but falling upon his knees he implored forgiveness, and escaped with a few buckets of water, which the less merciful ladies of the crowd threw over him. The repentant miller again fell upon his knees, and made solemn vows never more to thrash his better half or threaten his children. He was then allowed to depart a wetter and wiser man. THE SEASON'S FRUIT CROPS.—The accounts of the fruit crops, i not quite so unfavourable as those of the two proceeding seasons, are by no means encouraaing, judging from the following reports in the Gardener's Chronicle :—Apricots Generally under average. Plums Under an average generally, about sixty of tne returns report an average," while an over averago" crop is reported from sever; 1 places. Cherries: Under au average generally. "An average" is reported by about eighty correspondents, and "over average by seventeen. Peaches aud nectarines An average is reported by less than 50, and over average by seven only. Apples: Very much under the average. Pears Very much under an average, but slightly better than apples, though an over average is in no instance recorded. Small fruit have been abundant and good in quality, with the single exception of gooseberries, which have been an almost universal failure. Strawberries: A very good average, rather aver than u:ider, and the quantity has been generally good. Nuts Much under au average. THE ALLEGED CASE OF STARVATION AT NEATH.— The adjourned inquest on the body of Alice Vincent, who, it was alleged, had been starved to death through the neglect of her mother, was resumed at the Town- hall on Monday. No new facts were, however, elicited, but considerable sensation was created by the admission made by David Morris that he had cohabited with the child's mother during the twelve months the child was being so cruelly treated and also while she was receiving money from her husband and from the parish at the same time. The i-quest was again adjourned to Tuesday evening. Public excitement increased as the witnesses continued their revelations. On Tuesday, two of Mrs. Vincent's children were brought from the union to give evidence. They were under medical treatment and presented a singular appearance through having had their heads shaven. Their evidence was not considered r liable, and the coroner therefore closed the inquiry. After some deliberation the jury returned a verdict of man- slaughter against the mother, and the coroner there- upon made out the usual order of committal. A HINT TO THOSE WHO NEED IT.-When trade grew slack and bills fall due, the draper's face grew long and blue his dreams were troubled through the night, with sheriff's bailiffs all in sight at last his wife unto him said, Rise up at once, get out of bed; and get your paper, ink, and pen, and say these words unto all men My goods I wish to sell to you, and to your wife and daughters too my prices are so very low, that all will buy before they go." He did as his good wife advised, and in the paper adveitised. Crowds came and bought up all he had, his bills were paid-his dreams 'vere glad and he will tell you to this day, how well did printer's ink repay he told us with a knowing wink how he was saved by printer's ink.
CONFESSION OF MURDER AT TREDEGAR. A woman named Sarah Brewer, aged 63, an inmate of Bedwellty Workhouse, has made a statement to the effect that about 45 years ago, when living at Kington, Herefordshire, she had an illegitimate child, whose life she destroyed when it was a week old by administering a large dose of Godfrey's cordial; that the body was buried by the clergyman at Kington. That subsequently, in about six years after that, she got married to a waggoner, named Philpots, at Stoke Edith. That her second and third children were sent out of the world in the same way when only a few weeks old. That a doctor had seen one of the children, and pronounced it to have died from inflammation of the lungs, and that the bodies were buried at Stoke Edith Church. That she had two children alter that, and that one of them was living somewhere in Rhymney. That she was unable to rest until she had made this confession, and she hoped God would forgive her. A copy of her statement was taken down by Sergeant Wilkins on Tuesday morning, and the woman will be detained pending further inquiry.
THE RlSCA MYSTERY. At Risca, on Tuesday, the coroner's inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Isaac Britton, whose body was found in a disused pit, was resumed on Tuesday. Some further important and startling evidence was taken, and a scene occurred between the coroner and one of the medical witnesses respecting the testimony as to the dislocation of the neck of the deceased. The inquest was again adjourned.
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USK LOCAL BOARD. RECEIPTS and DISBURSEMENTS of the USK LOCAL BOARD, on account of the Public Health J[\' Act, 1875, for the year ending 25th March, 1878. GENERAL EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT. Dr. cl, EXPENDITURE. RECEIPTS. 1877. By £ 8. d. March 25. General District Rate made 6th June, To s* d. 1877 353 9 Balance brought from last year's By Balance 72 2 ii account 46 10 1878. March 25. First.-In respect or Public Works, viz.: £ s. d. Sewerage 35 19 7 Repairs of Highways 113 12 11 i 2 Scavenging 15 14 91 Lighting 74 8 5 Public Works Loan Board,interest on loan 19 12 0 Ditto, third instalment of principal 20 0 0 279 7 9 Second.-In respect of Private Works Nil. Third,-In respect of General Expendi- ture: Elections 7 4 0 Salaries of Officers 50 15 0 Establishment Charges 19 3 0 Auditing Accounts. 5 5 0 ———— 82 7 0 Irrecoverable of Rate 17 6 4 £ 425 11 6i £ 425 11 6± DRAINAGE ACCOUNT. To EXPENDITURE, viz, £ s. d. By RECEIPTS, vis.: £ s. d. Balance brought from last year's 1877. account 46;) 4: 9 Nov. 21. Works of Sewage and Materials. 13 3 0 Third instalment of Principal repaid 2u 0 0 Engineer's Services 9 19 6 Old Materials 1 6 6 Balance 467 0 9 £488 7 3 ^488 7 8 BALANCE SHKET, LADY-DAY, 1878* Dr. Ot, Tu £ 6. d. By £ B. d Oliver Jenkins, collector, arrears of Treasurer, on General Account 93 12 4 rate 11 7 10 Publio Works Loan Commissioners 510 0 0 Ditto, Cash in hand 6 13 > Treasurer, Drainage account 76 7 8 General Expenditure Account 72 2 4;} Drainage Expenditure Account 467 0 9 j6633 12 4 £633 12 4 I have examined the several accounts, of which the foregoing is the Balance Sheet, and I have com- a i.v ,„i to the Treasurer with the vouchers, and 1 Do Hereby Certify ana Report that the eutILieS app(-ar to be (.orrectand lefral, and that the balances of the Treasurer's accounts. Report th„t the oou.es ap^ar to I.e^orre,^ f £ ;(J 8J M, bluAj Igree° with the balances, which, by his own books, appear to have been shewn at the time of closing such accounts. Dated this 26th day of July, 1878. ALFRED W. EOBBBTS, AVWIOB. I