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EJf GLYNION 4r brioda% Mr. William Rowlands, Adeiladydd, j Rhymney, a Miss Isabella Churchill, Merthyr Tydfil. Gwraiir eirwir, i'w gwir craru,—i William Rowlands, sydd fawr allu: A da ddyn, i'w dyddanu, Yw gwr call, gyda gwraig gu. Rhydd William aur i dda3p—rhvwiog liedd Ei wraig hoff, mewn mwyndra: Oes heb ail Isabella, Sy glwm i ddysg William dda. Enill enwog i'n lloni,—mwy wrthym, Yw Merthyr a Rhymni: Dynnol yw daioni Y ddeu'n awr i'n boddio ni. Adeiladydd diledlaeth-yw Rowlands, Drwy alwad lied besfljusli: Ac ar enwog gywreinwaith, Ni all chwech un o'i well chwaith. Adeiladed aelwydydd—a deled I'w olwg bob cynnydd: A serch Isabella sydd Ddaionus i'w ddywenydd. N Pur o hyd y bo'n parhau-i William, A'i anwylyd, freintiau: A senged, o nos angau, Eafawr ddydd y nef i'r ddau. Gorplienaf 16,1860. ROBRN Dcu ER Y RI.
NEW INN PETTY SESSIONS.
NEW INN PETTY SESSIONS. PONTYPKIDD, THURSDAY, JULY 12.-(Bqfore W. Perkins, M. W. Harris, G. Fothergill, and J. L. Roberts, Esqrs.) BEBB-HOTTSE OFFENCE. — David Prothero, landlord of the Royal Oak, Ystradrfod wg, was summoned for having his house open during prohibited hours on Sunday afternoon, May 20.— Fined Is., and 12s. 9d. costs. BASTABDY.—John Jenkins was summoned by Mary Harris, of Gyfeillon, with being the father of her illegitimate child.-The evidence was not sufficiently corroborative to justify an order upon defendant, and the application was therefore dis- missed.—Mr, Thomas, solicitor, ofPontypridd ap- peared on behalf of defendant. ANOTHER BASTARDY CASE.—James Williams, collier, of Ystrad, was adjudged the father of an illegitimate child by Jane Fuge, of Hopkin's Town, Llanwonno, and was ordered to pay 2s. per week from the date of application for sum- mons, 10s. midwife, and 11s. 3d. costs. TBESPASS ON THE RAILWAY.—Jennet Davies was summoned for trespassing on the Taff Vale Railway, and wai fined 6d. and 6s. 3d. costs. ENDOBSBMENT op LICENSE. — The Dnffryn Arms, Mountain Ash, from Christmas Evans to Richard Morgan. ASSA.ULT.-Thomas Rosser, chain-maker, sum. moned Reuben Lewis for an assault.-Case dis- missed. DnuNKBNNESS.- William Davies, John Davies, and Morgan Rees, colliers at Mountain Ash, .were seterally fined 5s. and costs for the above offence. CONVICTION OF A BESPEOXABLE FARMER FOR STEALING TREES.— Mr. William Thomas, of Ynysfaeo farm, in the parish of Ystradyfodwg, was charged as follows :-P.C. Richard Wise, examined by Frank James, Esq., Merthyr, said I remember on Friday, July .6, going to Ynys- faeo; I saw there some large trees, and I also saw the defendant, and told him, I have re- ceived information of a quantity of large trees being cut and taken from the plantation of Mrp. Morgan, on Nantdyrris land; the timber en your premises answers the description of the timber that was lost." He said, I know nothing about it, I did not bring it here, it was two of the servant men brought it; I never brought it, nor gave any other persons orders to bring it." I had seen four large poles from 15 to 16 feet long newly stripped of their bark standing up against the barn and the stable wall, close to de- fendant's house. There is no other house there. I saw fourteen small trees from 5 to 6 feet. long along side the four large poles; they were all larch; he said that was all he had. I told him I should take possession of them, and that he would be charged on suspicion of stealing them. I then went inside the barn and discovered two large poles there, 15 or 16 feet long, and seven and a half inches in diameter; I also found eight or ten smaller onpaofthia,sort (produced); defendant. was present. He said, I know nothing about them." The sticks were quite fresh, stripped of the bark a week at least: I saw his two servant men in his presence; I asked them if they brought the large poj.es there, they both said they did not, nor did they see'anybody else defend- ant said nothing. I went^fterwards to the stable loft, and there found seven more trees and a quantity of bark newly stripped it was the bark of large trees; defendant said, "I know nothing about it, I have no use for it." After that I pro- ceeded to a plantation in the neighbourhood with George Gallaway. I went into the wood and observed some trees freshly cut; I should think within a fortnight, the leaves were quite green we grubbed up some of the stumps and fitted them with the trees I had found at defendant's house; I got this piece which I cut in the planta- tion, and it fits one of the poles which I found (both were produced and exhibited to the magis- trates) this pole is one of the fourteen I found against the stable wall; I found this piece near a stump in the wood (witness fits it to a pole which he said he bad found against the stable wall); they both appeared fresh as if cut about a week or nine days. I produce another piece which I cut in the wood, it fits one of the poles I found in the barn I cut this other piece from a stump, it fits anotner pole I found on the stable loft. Cross-exa ra,ae(i by,J. Cr. H. Owen, Esq.: This is an old farm house standing by itself; I had seen the poles the night before I went in the stable by myself; anybody else might have got there; there is a public house and cottages near there; the premises are completely open I went between eleven and twelve by the stable and opened the door; I looked in; it was not the first time for me to see the sticks; I saw them standing up in front of the house two or three days before. I saw them in the barn the night before. I spoke to defendant. I talked to defendant first. Ghariea Thomas was present when I went there. He heard whet passed between me and- defendant. Defendant said, I know nothing about them; two of my servants might have brought them, I did not bring them here." I know a man who hauls wood for Mr. Powell. He keeps a horse there. Some of the timber stood against the barn, and were visible to all on that side of the house. The road in front is only for the use of the house. I had not seen them there for more than a week. He said his two servant men, Thomas and Wil- liam, brought them there.—By Mr. James: Thomas and William are the same persons de- fendant alluded to, and who denied it in his presence. This yard is no part of the public house or cottages. I found altogether 36 pieces of larch.—Howel Francis examined: I am haul- ing wood with a horse from Mr. Powell, John Hunt employs me. I remember about three weeks ago being at Ynysfaeo. I saw there two large poles standing inside the barn. The defen dant was there. I said they were two good poles for the size of a car..He said, I have a good place to get them at Penrhys." Mr. Powell's men do not cut larches. David Trebarne said: I am agent to Mr. Llewellyn, of Baglan. He is owner of Ynysfaeo and Penrhys. They are four miles apart. I have charge of the wood at Pen- rhys. Defendant had never any authority from ity to go to Penrhys for poles.—Cro*s-examiaed He (the defendant) has been under Mr. Llewellyn 43 years. If he had asked I should have given him permission to cut some poles.—By Mr. Per. Mns Mr. Llew eilyn does not object to a couple of. poles for a car, but he might object to thirty. Thomas Bremmer said I am a policeman on the railway, stationed in sight of Ynysfaeo farm house. I remember seeing defendant chucking some poles into the loft above the stable. I was in my lodge. I saw him through the window, from two to half-past two o'clock in the after- noon of last Thursday, (July 5.)— By Mr. Harris Some of them were lung and somo of them short Mr. Huxham, agent of Mrs. Morgan, the ow ner of Nantdyrris farm. I accompanied P.C. vViac to Nantdyrris wood. We found six or seven stumps in the wood. Wise ordered us to grub them up. We took them to his station.—Mr. Hortensius Huxham said I am agent for Mrs. Morgan. The value of all j he wood produced is thirteen shillings. They are 34 altogether. Hie value of the seven sworn to is Is. 4d. They are the'property of Mrs. Ann Morgan, a widow at Clifton. She is the proprietress of this farm. This concluded the evidence for the prosecution, and Mr. Owen having addressed the magistrates on behalf of his client, called Charles Thomas, who said I live in a cottage on Tilla Forrest. I am defendant's son. I remember the police- man coming to him about some timber. I thinii it was last Friday. I was present all the time the policeman was there. He came to the door. We were at dinner. He asked to speak to my father. Father went out. I followed them to where the wood was leaning against the house. He asked father whether the wood belonged to him. He said they did not belong to him, that some one brought them there, that he did not know who. He then asked him if any of the servants had brought them. Father said, "I can't answer for anyone but myself, but I did not bring them." Father did not say to the con- stable that his servants had brought them. We went on to the wood. He did not say about any other timber. After he reckoned the wood out- side the policeman said," If you don't know of any more, I do." The policeman had asked him if he knew of any other wood. If. W lSC has stated that my father said Thomas and William brought them there it is not true,—Cross-examined by Mr. James: Father did not send for the servants at the time. He only said the timber came to his house, and that he did not know where they came from. I know the policeman asked Thomas Buttler some questions, but I can't tell the words. —William Thomas said: I am a contractor on Ynysfaeo pits. I know the defendant, and am lodging in his house. I know his stables, and I go there mid-day as well as the middle of the night, to take things out and put things iu. I don't rent the stable now. I use it when I please, without asking permission.-By Mr. F. J araes I put larch there many years ago, which I got from Cardiff. I never cut those produced.— Messrs. Walter Edwards, Griffith Davies, Evan David, William Davies, John Davies, and Richard Evans were called to speak to defendant's cha- racter, which they all said had been honest, good, and respectable, during the time they knew him, which extented over a period of many years.— This concluded the evidence, when the magis- trates retired, and returned in a short time and said, we agree that we cannot do otherwise than convict the defendant, and fine him £5 over and above the value of the timber, and Is. 41. the sworn value of the trees, together witht5 5s. 6d. costs, and in default of payment we sentence him to be imprisoned in Cardiff house of correc- tion for two calendar months' with hard labour. The fine was paid. BLAINA PETTY SESIONS. FBIDAY, JULY 13.-Be[m>e John Husscll, and II. M. Kennard, Esqrs. Bedwellty Union and the Overseers of Aber- ystruth.—The Board of Guardians of this Union passed a resolution at their meeting on the 28th of June last, to summon the Overseers of Aber- ystruth for arrears of calls due to the treasurer of the Union, on the representation of their clerk that the overseers of Bedwellty had paid up all the calls due from them, and that the-Overseers of Aberystruth only were in arrear. As soon as the Overseers of Aberystruth were served with the summonses they investigated A-he Uaio 1. ne- counts, when it was discovered that the Over- seers of Bedwellty were in arrear nearly to the same amount as the Overseers of Aberystruth, and that disproportionate and unnecessary calls had been made on Aberystruth eince the 2Ö111 of March last. The attention of the Board of Guardians was called to these facts at their meet- ing on the 12th inafc., when they passed another > e3 n non to withdraw the summonses, and the Boccti to-day, decided that the clerk, in come. qu n e of his giving wrong information to the Board, should pay the costs. The next case heard was one in which the familiar name of Reardon was implicated, a McCarthy being the complainant, but there was so much cross-swearing that the Bench were un- able to decide the dispute, and therefore ordered a dismissal, with the costs divided. Richard Spencer v. Jeremiah Capel.—Wilful damage to a window, jBL 5s.-This originated in a quarrel about a jack of beer. Defendant triod to get it from complainant, and when he failed he and hia companions began to throw bricks at the windows.—Damages aud costs 253., or one month's hard labour. James Donaghue, charged with being drunk and incapable, was fined 5s. and costs, or six hours in the stocks. Order of removal of Mary James, an inmate of the Union, from the parish of Aberystruth.— The woman had been deserted by her husband For six weeks, and this order was obtained to find his settlement. The Bench disapproved of these proceedings, and said that in all these eases war- rants should first be issued against the husband, T. Williams, Newbridge, v. Eliza Williams, felony in stealing butter. Complainant said: I do not wish to press the charge, Eliza Williams,; came to wash for me. I missed some butter, and she admitted she had it.—Defendant said: I found the batter on the table and put it in my pocket, but did not take it oat of Lhe house.— Charge withdrawn. Sergeant Mackintosh v. Lewis and Richard Parry, for fightiug.—Bound over to keep the peace for six months. Wm. Bees, beer-house keeper, Ebbw Yale, was fined £ 1 and costs for keeping co-en his hcuee fit improper hours. Lewis Parry v. James Lewis, for an assault.— Defendant being iil. plead" guilty by his brother, Fined 5s. and coata, Thomas Hin, charged with' riding cn a without- re; at Biaina.—The imn had been cautioned many times, and the tradesmen com- 1 lained of him. Re is Piekford's man, and oftcu dlives furiously through the town. —Fined Finc,J£1 and costs, or six weeks' hard labour. Joseph Prothero, Bailer's Arms, Blaina, was changed "with having a very disorderly house, permitting fighting and drunkenness. — P.O. Hobkins saw several people fighting at half-past eleven. The landlord ordered him to turn the men out, but did nothing himself.—Defendant paid I have the palpitation, and can't turn them out myself. You customers watch me pretty closely, but you can't see anything,—Fined £ 1 and costs. John Carpenter v. Joseph Gcihf.rd, Cwmtillery. —Assault en a constable at r, C' C, was a fight, and I was called on to interfere and this man struck me three times, Two witnesses saw the blood following the blows.—Fined £ 2 and costs or six weeks. Tredegar Iron Company y. Edward Beech.— Felony in stealing a plank from the works on Friday morning.Prisoner remitted the charge. —Mr. Watson on behalf of the company consi- dering the man's family did not wish the man to be heavuy pinsished in fact did not 8sk for a committed enstrge. Withdrawn on payment of costs,, Caroline Dioole was charged with stealing h shawi from IS hza James, value 14s,, at Nantyglo. on the lOch. July,—Prisoner came into prosecu- tor's house twice that morning while away from home, and her hmbenrl suspecting something tola her to look at the things.—P. C, James Diilin;. dep-sed to having searched prisoner's house and found nothing. Having heard that prisoner ha, offered the shawl in pawn., followed up the clue. and found prisoner had sold the shawl to a woman in Brynmawr.—Mrs Chamberlain: Prisoner brought me this shawl saying she had no bread for her children and asked me to buy the shawl for 4s. 6d. I gave her 4\—Committed for trial. Richard Shea v; M A. Priehar-d Felony in I pieki.ig his pocket, (while drmkirur t<;<retheri. 0: I told of prisoner's hand when he felt it in his pocket, and while he loosed her hand to feel for his money, she was gone. Mrs. Jones, keeper of the Hector beerhouse, deposed to the fact the prisoner's hand was in Shea's pocket, and that she advised him to go to the police. P. C. Dilling said Prosecutor came to me and told me what had happened and we went in search of the woman at various houses in the neighbourhood. The next morning I went to the house where the people said she was, and I searched and found her in a bed upstairs, and told her the charge. She denied it. — THE ODDFELLOWS' EISTEDDFOD AT ABERDARE. ON Saturday last a section of the Oddfellows of this district held an Eisteddfod, aceording to announcement, in the Temperance Hall. The first meeting was opened at half-past two, by Mr. Howell Williams, Pantygerdinen, who presided in the unavoidable absence of Mr. H. A. Bruce, M.P. The clihirman commenced the meeting by expressing his regret at the absence of the honourable gentleman who had been announced to preside. He also read Englynion which he had written for the occasion, and called upon the bards to address the meeting in poetry. Mr. D.R.Lewis and others responded to the chairman's request, and the proceedings were afterwards enlivened by the singing of a choir. The following is a list of the successful com- petitors, and the prizes distributed:- For the choir (eight in number, and under 15 years of age) who shall sing, best any English glee, 15s. This prize was awarded to Mr. Silas Evans and friends. For the best recitation of Hir a thoddiad i'r fuwch," by girls under ten years of age, a prize of 5s. was given. Four competed, and the prize was divided between the three best. The next prize was one of 20s. given by the Members of the Temple of Love" lodge, for the best song to Mr. T. C. Botting. Awarded to Mr. D. R. Lewis. Recitation of verses addressed to Oddfellows, by boys under ten years of age. This prize was divided between Edward Evans and E. Lle- wellyn. For the best rendering of a trio Ho that hath pity." A prize of 10s. was awarded Miss Forey, Mrs. Kruger, and friend. A prize was awarded Mr. James Jones, for the best englyn on ink. To the best reader, boys under 12 years of age to compete. Prize awarded to John Jones. For the best recitation of Y Orange a'i fab," by girls under 14 years. Prize divided between Margaret Jones and Esther Gibbon. A prize of 20s. was awarded Mr. James Jones for the best song in praise of Griffith David, Esq., Ynyslwyd, with reference to his exertions in behalf of Oddfellowship. For the best recitation Y Fen Wichlyd," by girls under ten years. Prize divided between Maryann Jones, Mary Gibbon, and Eliza Jones. A prize of £ 3 for the best essay (in Welsh) on the "Manchester Unity," was divided between Messrs. James Jones, Aberdare, and Joseph Thomas, Cardiff. For the best recitation of Caniad y mis," by boys under 14 years of age. Prize divided be- tween David Phillips, John Jones, and Isaac Williams. For the best rendering of "Dywed im' Adein- iaw Wvnt," by a choir composed of members nnder 15 years of age. Prize awarded to a choir under the leadership of Mr. Silas Evans. This terminated the afternoon's proceedings. EVENING MEETING. The next meeting was opened at six o'clock, Mr. Griffith Jones and friends sung "around" to the grèat delight of the audience. For the best four singers of any tune arranged for four voices, Welsh words. A prize of 10a. was awarded Mr. Richard Hopkins and friends. A pri^c of 10.•. given by tlic numbers of Ty- wysog Ynyslwyd Lodge, for the best englynioa to Mr. D. Thomas, having reference to Oddfel- lowship, was awarded to James Jones. For the best recitation of the Oddfellow's Hope," by boys under 18 years of age. Prize awarded to John Jones. To the best reader (girls of any age), a prize of 5s. was offered. Awarded to Lydia Howells. For the best song in praise of the Rev. Thomas Price. A prize of 30s. was awarded to Mr. John Jones; (Gwalch.) For the best rendering of the Welsh tune, Serch Hudol," a prize of 5s. was offered. Ten competitors, the successful one being Mr. Silas Evans.. For the best recitation of the Railway," by boys under 10 years of age. Prize awarded to Edward Llewelyn. N A prize of 10d. was awarded to Gwerfyl. for the best four englynion on Oddfellowship, For the best recitation of The Owl," by girls .under 14 years of age. Prize divided between Margaret Jones and Esther Gibbon. A prize oflOs. was offered.forthe singers—two itides and a female—of "Beth sy'n Hardd." There were nine trios of competitors, and the prize was awarded to Mr. Silas Evans and friends. A prize for the best reader of boys under 18 years of age was divided between Thomas Rees, J ohn Jonc-e, and William Davies. The members of the Temple of Love lodge offered a. prize of 30s. for the best song in praise of the committee that established their-lodge. The prize was awarded to Mr. John Jones, (Gwalch). For the best recitation of "Tit for Tat," (by girls under IS), a prize of 7a 6d. was divided behveen Maryann and Margaret Jones. For the best rendering of the trio, Star of Bethlehem," a prize of 7s. 6d. was divided be- tween Messrs. Thomas Jones and Silas Evans and their friends. At the close of the afternoon meeting, a prize ">f 5s. was offered for the best three englynion to obe chairman, the sam6 to be produced by eight o'clock. Several were sent in at the appointed time, and Gwerfyl, Mr. Henry James, was the successful competitor. The next prize given was one of t5 offered by the workmen of Abernant, for the best praise to John Smith, Esq., of the Aberdare Iron Works. In the song reference was to be made to Mr. •Smithy general character as a mineral agent, and qJfeial mention of his discovery at the Upper Works was demanded by the donors of the prize. There were three competitors, the successful one icing "TwIn Cefnpenar," Mr. D. W. Jones, Vlerthyr For the best recitation" Cyfhfan y gwir," a orize was divided between Margaret Jones and vlary and Esther Gibbon. For the best essay on the Aberdare district of Oddfellows, from its commencement until the yrcflcnt. day, a prize of 20s. was awarded Mr. ■V-'fter Leyshon. For the best singing of any catch, a prize of /a. 6d, was awarded Mr. Thomas Jones and friend. For the best six englynion to Mr. Wm. Davies, a prize of 10s. was awarded Mr. Henry James. A prize was given the best reader of boys mder 11 years. Divided between two boys hose names we did not catch. For the six best englynion to Nai Shon Gof,* prize of 10s. was awarded Mr. John Jones vOwtdch.) A prize of 5s. was awarded Mrs. Kruger for ,cing the best singer of the Weisti tune Callin mrcbus," For the four best verses in praise of Mr. Thos. Vraughan, a prize of 20s. was awarded Mr. D. R. i;ewis. A prize of 20s, was divided between Mr. D. R. he wis and Dewi ab Iolo, for the two best essays il Welsh, ar Ddylanwad y Cymdeithasau Dyn- ■irol ar foesoldeb. For the best recitation in Welsh, of y Gwefre 'dd, by boys under 18 years of age, a prize was dvidedbetween seven. For the best recitation of verses on Oddfellow. lip, a prize w«>s divided among-eight boys under 14 years. Bryant,; and Jones* Awarded to Mr. Evan Btyant and friends. This brought the evening's proceedings to a close, and the Eisteddfod was thus terminated. Mr. T. Williams (Asaph Glyn Ebwy) adjudicated on the singing, and the Rev. R. Ellis (Cynddelw) was the Judge appointed to decide on the merits of essayists and poets. Nearly the whole of the proceedings were conducted in Welsh, and good order prevailed throughout the day. PUBLIC MEETING ON THE RIFLE MOVEMENT AT EBBW VALE. FOR some time past, without any sanction from the proprietors of these works, about thirty of the agents, tradesmen and workpeople, have been at volunteer drill here, and on Monday evening, arriving rather early for the meeting, we had an opportunity of seeing them at their exercise. Although without uniform, their steady marching and the correctness with which they executed the ordinary evolutions of the foot drill took us completely by surprise, and we cannot see that anything but equipment is neces- sary to put them on terms of immediate equality with the corps at Tredegar, whose performances at Caerphilly certainly did not realise the ex- pectations formed from their long practice. The arrival of Thomas Brown, Esq., having termi- nated this drill, the lower schoolroom was speedily filled, and on the motion of Mr. Adams, Mr. Brown took the chair and delivered the fol- lowing address:— I have much pleasure in taking part in these proceedings, which have for their sole object the protection of our hearths and homes. Hitherto, the responsible position I hold in these works has made me hesitate in giving my adhesion to a movement of which the result might be doubtful. You are all aware how the misunderstandings of governments and the unsettled state of public affairs have tended to paralyse commerce, and especially that branch of it on which many of you depend for bread. Even our personal secu- rity has been threatened by these unfortunate events, and out of this state of things the volun- teer movement, headed by its natural leaders, sprang into existence as the spontaneous expres- sion of a nation's sentiment. But as many in these works rather trust my convictions of what is right than their own. I felt all the responsi- bility of taking a step which would commit many others while the progress of this new movement might excite jealousy without affording us secu- rity. It is now an accomplished fact to which we may all look with joy and confidence, and seeing that my people have not been withheld from joining it by complete ignorance of my views, it is time for me to declare my hearty ap- proval of what has been done, and to assist the inhabitants of Ebbw Vale in carrrying out their views. I have now been among you many years and can remember the time when it would have been vain to address working men in such a manner; but with lapse of time has come reflec- tion, the result of a better education, and when I now speak of danger to the country and the necessity of arming, I am no longer in fear of being heard with a sullen indifference or of putting arms into the hands of working men. If ever we go to Newport again with hostile inten- tions, it will not be against our own countrymen that our arms will be directed. At first I feared this movement would be taken up lightly, but when I now see men of every condition of life pressing into the ranks and subjecting themselves to serious expense and inconvenience to guaran- tee their country against invasion, (no idle threat to an unarmed people), I feel it is time to declare my unqualified approval and conviotion that, but for the army of volunteers now in ex- istence not one man in these works would be in employment. I therefore exhort you to come forward to night as men do it manfully or not at all, for it is our duty to consider what would be the consequences of our enemy landing at Bristol or Newport. There is now a large amount of depression in trade, but an invasion, if successful for a moment, would be ruinous. I feel that this movement has already checked the downward tendency of trade, but enough has not yet been done, and I hope that the proceedings this evening will show our neighbours that the men of Ebbw Vale will not shirk the duties of patriotism. (Cheers.) I am here to listen. My nephew Capt. Roden will address you presently, and in the mean time I call upon Mr. Skinner, (cashier) to move the first resolution. Mr. Skinner then read a resolution seconded by Mr. Hughes,—" That this meeting approve of the formation of a Volunteer Rifle Corps in Ebbw Vale." Carried unanimously. This was followed by about fifty subscriptions to the list, headed by Mr. Adams, manager, and Mr. Lax- ton, surgeon. The chairman then said, you are about to be asked to join the„2nd Mfpnmouthshire of Ponty- pool, of which my son is Captain; and here I think it necessary, before any more names are received, that you should know something of the conditions of the volunteer's service, which Capt. Roden will explain, reading at the same time the rules 4 his corps. He will also, in reply to the question, why should we join the second when we are strong enough for an independent corps, have something to say on that point. Capt. Roden thus called upon, read as much of the general regulations and private rules of his corps as to inform volunteers of what they had to do and to expect; and after telling the meet- ing that the cost of equipment in the Pontypool corps was three guineas, said there were three advantages in joining the second corps over a separate enrolment. They would have seniority in the field over all but the Chepstow corps. Battalion drill, so necessary to combined move- ments, would be at their disposal, and last though not least, ho was happy to tell them that the Pontypool iunds were in so comfortable a state that the 12s. annual subscription would not be required at present. For the rest they would have their own officers and be in every respect a complete company, only subject to his command on extraordinary occasions. The second resolution moved by Mr. Phincus James, and supported by Mr. J., Hughes was then read" That this corps do join the second ltfonmouthsire at Pontypool." Before putting the resolution to the meeting the chairman observed that there was a personal motive no doubt for his son-in-law's proposition that evening. By getting the command of this corps he would double his honors and influence; it would be for the meeting to consider whether the reasons he had given were of sufficient weight to make the bargain a good one on both sides. He (the captain) does not want to aggrandize himself at your expense, nor will you reject his experience when you can obtain it without sacri- fice. The resolution was then put and carried unani- mously. The chairman then said that few corps had enrolled so many at the first meeting, but he hoped to see the list much larger yet. They had done their duty and he would do his. He would provide an armoury and pay £190 into the fund. As some of the volunteers might not be in a position to pay the necessary cost of equipment at once, he would find the money and spread the repayments over a period of three years. Re- iterating the interest he felt in the success of the movement, Mr. Brown sat down in an uproar of applause, and after a vote of thanks to the chair- man, the meeting separated.
THE SCIENCE OF FIRING.-To hit a target'at 900 yards (writes Viscount Bury, in the new number of Fraser) means a. very good shot indeed. The mark presents an appearance, not to describe it by a fraction, one-half the width and one-third of the height of a postage-stamp. Divide a postage-stamp into six, take one part, and put a spot of ink three times the size of a pin's head upon it, and you have a fair represen- tation of a target, regulation size, 900 yards. If the wind is blowing from the side, you must aim 2, 5, 10, or even 15 feet to the right or left of it. The mean deviation of an Enfield rifle is over six feet—that is, if a rifle were screwed into a rest, < itud accurately pointed at 900 yards, all the shots
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MARKET INTELLIGENCE. J LONDON CATTLE-MARKET (Monday, July 16.) —There was a full average supply' of foreign stock on offer here to-day. Sales progressed slowly, and prices had a drooping tendency. The general show of beasts was on the increase, and we observed a slight improvement in the con- dition of the stock. Prime Scots, crosses, &c., were in fair request at full prices. Otherwise the beef trade ruled heavy at 2d. per 8lbs. less money. From Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridge. shire we received 2,000 Scots, crosses, &c.; from the North and other parts of England, 800 of various breeds; from Scotland, 11 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland, 33 oxen, &c. There was a considerable increase in the supply of sheep. Downs and half-breds were in moderate request at previous rates. All other breeds were dull, and quite 2d. per 8lbs. lower than on this day se'nnight. We have to report a slow inquiry for lambs at from 5s. 8d. to 6s. 8d. per 81bs., being lower rates. Calves were in moderate supply and fair request at full prices. There was very little business doing in pigs on former terms. LONDON PROVISION MARKET, (Monday, July 16.)—The arrivals. last week from Ireland were 2,615 firkins butter, and 1,619 bales bacon; and from foreign ports 18,798 casks butter and 1,093 bales bacon. In the Irish butter market the demand still continues of a limited character, the transactions being almost confined to small parcels for immediate consumption. Foreign sold well at late rates. The bacon market ruled flat, and the business transacted was at a decline of Is. to 2s. per cwt. both on Irish and Hamburgh. LONDON CORN-MARKET, (Monday, July 16).— With the exception of a good supply of foreign oats, last week's arrivals were moderate. The exports were 91 qrs. wheat, and 112 cwt. flour. Of English wheat there were 2,243 qrs., with 10,210 qrs. foreign, mostly from the Baltic. The show of samples from Essex and Kent this morn- ing was very deficient. The weather being still fine, though with some indications of change, there was but little doing; but the prices paid were fully equal to Monday last, some holding for more money. There was also more firmness in the foreign trade, with a better inquiry. Country flour amounted to 13,704 sacks, foreign to 1,156 sacks and 1,775 brIs. With the diminished supply of Norfolks, not made up by foreign, there was more tone in the trade, another Is. per sack being asked by holders generally. In foreign and town-made samples there was no change. Of British barley there were 116 qrs., of foreign 3,929 qrs. A steady demand for grinding parcels still obtained; prices of this description, as well as of secondary qualities, were rather against buyers. In malt business remained dull, but no change of price was noted. The supply of oats amounted to 32,818 qrs.; of these there were 528 qrs. English, only 5 qrs. Scotch, and 32 285 qrs. foreign. A great clearance being made of the late heavy arrivals, in consequence of the re- duction then submitted to, the opinion gaining ground that the lowest rates were passed, there was a reaction in the market, good corn and Russian descriptions being 6d. to Is. per qr. dearer. Of home-grown beans there were 778 qrs., of foreign 58 qrs. Business being only on a small scale, no improvement in prices could be noted, but holders were firm. LONDON Hop MARKET, (Monday, July 16).— The reports received from plantations this morn- ing are much worse. The vermin generally has increased, and the slack bine has gone back. The trade is very brisk, and prices have advanced to the following quotationsMid and East Kents, 90s., 112s., 147s.; Weald of Kents, 77s., 95s., 112s.; Sussex, 75s., 92s., 98s. STAFFORDSHIRE IRON TRADE. WOLVEBHAMPTON, JULY 14th, I860.—The iron- masters' quarterly meetings have been held at Wolverhampton and Birmingham during the week. The meeting at Birmingham on Thursday was large- Shropshire, North Staffordshire, Scuth Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Forest of Dean were well represented by the principals of most of the leading firms. There was a falling off in the attendance of ironmasters from the Hills" and the Middlesbro' district, but what vas most remarkable was the absence of the London and Liverpool merchants from the Bir- mingham meeting at the present quarter-day. An enquiry was on foot for 4000 tons of rails, which, no doubt, would be taken by one of the two great Welsh rail houses, the whole of whose principals attended the meeting. The tone of the market for manufactured iron of all the Eng- lish districts were fully maintained, and late rates were paid for the various kinds which changed hands; and in as far as malleable iron,is concerned, although only a fair business has been done, we must report the market steady, the prices unal- tered, the accounts settled with punctuality and exactitude, and the quarter days tolerably satis- factory to the manufacturing brancnes of the trade. With regard to future prospects, much depends on political events in Southern Italy, which at present are in rather an ambiguous position; how- ever, in the event of the establishment of a strong and really Italian Government at Naples, with the good King of Italy and Count Cavour at its head, (a solution of the Italian question which we hope soon to witness) we think the question of the south would be settled, and afford well grounded hopes for a great revival in the demand for iron for the ports of Genoa, Leghorn, Naples, and Civita Vecchia. We know that it is the intention of the Italian Government gradually to abolish the duties on iron and steel; and we have it on the very highest authority that the deputies from Modena,Parma, Tuscany, and:tlw Homagna, are all strong supporters of the great Count Cavour in his free trade policy; and what is still better, England is represented at Turin by Sir James Hudson, who has done as much service and honour to his country in watching the inter. ests of the iron trade, which he thoroughly understands, as his transcendent abilities have rendered to the whole world in the sound advice tendered to the Court of Turin, and the honourable and patriotic way in which England has been represented there throughout all the Italian difficulties. The demand for the United States during the last three months has been very limited indeed, and as this is one of our best markets. The least revival there will operate favourably here, the effects of the arrangement of the East India and Melbourne markets, canned by excessive consign- ments, will now be passing away. Our advices from Melbourne of this week already report the demand for B B H iron there good. Having the tibove facts before us, there is reason to hope that the demand for manufactured iron will continue steady and remunerative during the present quarter. The official list of prices of Staffordshire finished iron'is as follows: Common Staffordshire bars, zC7 10s., at the works; best bars, 9,8 10s. sheets, £ 9; doubles, £ 10103,; nail sheets, £ 8 10s latten, £12; boiler plates, £ 9; best and best best in proportion; common rods, k7 10s.; hoops, £ 8 10s.; gas strip, £ 8; Canada plates, £12, and all other sorts in proportion. Welch bars, £5 10s. to 95 129. Rails, C5 5s.— Extracted from Samuel Griffiths's Iron Trade Circular.
THE MILITIA ENLISTING.—A minute has been issued by Government, from which we make the following important extract :—Stringent orders have been issued prohibiting any line, or other recruiting parties, from attempting in future in any way to induce militiamen to leave their res- pective regiments, in order to enlist in Her Majesty's regular forces or marines militiamen have no more right to do so than men of one line regiment have to enlist in another without the consent of their commanding officer. Such a pro- ceeding on their part amounts to desertion, and will expose them to the penalties attached to that offence-a liability which every opportunity should be taken to make known. Volunteers. therefore, who may be anxious to enlist in the regular army, should apply for permission to their commanding officers, who'vt-iil ^xerei&e their dis- cretion as to grpntiyv, ti-teir reqtiestBj bearing in mind the policy of granting conditional releases
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NEWPORT, ABERGA VENN Y & HEREFORD lND TAFF VALE EXTENSION. WEBK DAYS. I SPYPATG FROM 1)2,31,2,31,3,31,2,31,2,3 a.m. p.m. PIIN. a.m. a.m. Meithyr dep. 10 10 1 45 5 40 9 15 4 46 Trocdyrhiw 10 19 1 63 9 23 4 55 Quaker's Yard 10 2 15 5 55 9 33 5 5 Llancaiacli (Nelson) 47 2 25 G 6 9 42 5 14 Rhymney Junction 30 07 2 35 6 15 9 52 5 24 Tredegar Junc.(Blackwood.. 11 2 2 4.0 6 20 9 57 5 29 Crumlin 11 12 2 50 6 3010 7 5 38 Pontypool 11 25 3 5 6 4210 20 5 60 Pontypool Road dep. 11 32 3 12. 6 4910 25 5 65 Newport arr. 10 0 4 38| 7 3010 50 7_30 dep. 11 10 3 0 6 30jl0 0 5 30 Llanvair N 523 3110 40 69 Penpergwm 12 0 3 47 7 HJL0 48 6 17 Abergavenny 12 10 3 58 7 22:11 0 6 28 Llannhangel 12 20 4 8 (11 11 6 9B 12 27 4 15 7 37Tll 18 6 45 Pontnlas 38 4 28 7 49.11 32 6 50 St. Devereux 48 4 37 # # N 42 ? G Tram^nn 54 4 45 (11 50 7 10 HEREFORD 1 5L 4 55 8 1012 01 7 30 WEEK DAYS. | SUNDATB. FROM 1,2,311,2,31,2,3d,2,3 1,2,3 a.m. a.m. p.m. J p.m. p.m. Hereford 8 0 9 30 6 55! 9 0 5 30 Tram Inn 8 11 9 50 7 6! 9 12 5 43 St. Devereux FT 1810 5 7 13 9 19 561 Pontrilas 1 28 10 25 7 23I 9 29 6, 2 Pandy 8 4010 45 7 35 9 42 6 15 T.lanfihangel 8 47 10 55 742 9 49 6 21 Abergavenny 9 0 11 15 7 55 10 3 6 36 Penpergwm 9 811 25 8 3il0 11 6 44 Llanvair 9 1511 37 8 1010 19 6 51 Newport arr. 10 0 12 40 8 40;10 50 ~7~80 dep. 9 011 10 6 30-10 0 5 30 Pontypool Road arr. 9 3012 10 8 2510 32 7~6 Pontypool 9 4012 15 8 30*10 40 7 20 Crumlm 9 55 12 30 8 45;10 55 7 35 Tredegar June. (Blackwood) 10 512 40 8 53'11 5 7 45 Rhymney Junction 10 1012 50 8 5811 12 7 50 Llaneaiach (Nelson) 10 20 1 0 9 811 22 8 0 Quaker's Yard Junction 10 30 1 10 9 1811 35 8 10 Troedyrhiw 43 4 2 9 3111 48 8 28 Merthyr 10 50 4 10 9 4011 56 8 35 RHYMNEY RAILWAY. DOWN.-WEEK DAYS. I SUWDATS. a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. PROM 1,2,311,8,31,8,51.3,31,2,5 Rhymney 9 30 1 55 4 15 9 10 3 56 Bargoed 9 51 2 16 4 36 9 34 4 19 Hengoed .arr. 10 5 230 4 50 9 50 „ Ystrad 10 17 2 45 5 510 6 4 49 Caerphilly arr. 10 30 3 0 5 20 10 22 4 58 Cardiff (Adam-street Station) 11 0 3 30' 5 50 10 55 5 30 UP.—WEEK DAYS. ) SUNDAYa. FROM 1,2,31,2,31,2,31,2,31,2,3 a.m. p.m. p.m. a.M. p.m. Cardiff (Adam-street Station) 10 0 1 40 5 20 8 45 4 26 Caerphilly 10 30 2 10 5 50 9 19 4 58 Ystrad 10 45 2 25 6 5 9 37 5 14 HenffoedfN A &H J J "^RR* • *0 2 30 6 10 9 44 5 20 ncngoeac«.A.,«n.J. JDEP N 0 2 40 6 20 10 0 5 30 Bargoed 11 14 2 54 6 34 10 16 5 46 Rhymney 11 35 3 15 6 55 10 40 6 10 VALE OF NEATH RAILWAY. DOWN TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. J SUNDAYS. "17^31,2,31,2,31,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,31,2,3 STRT. FR. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. Merthyr 8 55 1 5o 6 0 7 45 5 50 Abernant ..9 7 2 2 6 12 7 57 6 2 Llwydcoed. 9 12 27 6 17 826 7 Hirwainar. 9 18 2 13 6 23 8 8 6 13 Abrdr. dp. 9 0 1 55 3 20, 6 5 8 10 7 50 5 55 9*50 Hinvn. ar. 9 13 2 8 3 35 6 18 8 23 8 3 6 8 9 5 Hirwain 9 21 2 15 6 25 8 10 6 15 Glyn Neath 9 41 2 34 6 44 8 29 6 34 Resolven ..9 51 2 43 6 53 8 38 6 43 Aberdylais. lo 5 2 55 7 5 8 50 6 55 Neath .lolo 3 0 7 101 8 55 7 0[ UP TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS. 11,2,31,2,31,2,3172,31,2,91,2,31,2,31,2,3 I, I i STRT. FR. p.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. Neath 8 3o 2 52 7 45 9 2ol 8 30 Aberdylais 8 35 2 57 7 5o 9 25j 8 35 Resolven 8 47 3 9 8 o 9 35! 8 45 Glyn Neath 8 57 3 19 8 8 9 43! 8 53 Hirwain ar. 9 17 3 39 8 23 lo 3^ 9 13 Hirwn.c?j9. 9 23 2 20 3 45 6 3o 8 35 lo lo| 6 2o 9 20 Abrdr. arr. 9 35 2 30 3 57 6 45 8 45 lo 2o 6 35 9 30 Hirwain dp. 9 2o 3 42 8 31 lo 6 9 16 Llwydcoea. 9 27 3 49 8 38 lo 13 9 23 Abernant.. 9 37 3 59 8 48 lo 23 9 33 Merthyr 9 5o 4 12 9 o lo 35 9 45 TAFF VALE RAILWAY. DOWN TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS. STARTING FROM 1'2,311,2, 3J, 2,31, 2,311,2,3 a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Merthyr 8 15 2 0 6 40 9 10! 4 10 Troedyrhiw 8 23 2 8 6 49 9 18! 4 18 Quaker's Yard Junction for N. A. and H. Railway 8 34 2 19 7 1 9 291 4 29 Aberdare Junction 8 47 2 32 7 15 9 42 4 42 Newbridge 8 57 2 42 7 26 9 52 4 52 Treforeat 9 2 2 47 7 31 9 57 4 57 Tail's Well 9 13 2 58 7 42 #0 8 5 8 Pentyrch 9 18; 3 3, 7 47 lo 13 5 13 Llandaff 9 2G 3 11 7 56 lo 21 5 21 Cardiff 9 35 3 20 8 5 lo 30 5 30 Cardiff Docks. 94o 3 25 10 35 ABEltDARE BRANCH. ——————-———- — Aberdare 8 20 2 5 6 48 9 15 4 15 Treaman 8 24 2 9 6 52 9 19 4 19 Mountain Ash 8 32 2 17 7 0 9 27 9 27 Aberdare Junction 8 42 -2 27 7 10 9 ,^1 4 37 UP TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. [ SCGJROAYJ?. STARTING FROM 1,2,31,2,3 1,2,31,2,3 1,2^3 a.M. p.m. p.m. a.B. p.m. Cardiff Docks 9 20 3 o ..8 45 3 40 Cardiff 9 3O 3 10 6 3o 9 o 4 5 Llandaff 9 39 3 19 6 40 9 9 4 9 Pentyrch. 947 327 648 9 17 417 Tail's Well 9 52 3 32 6 53 9 22 4 22 Treforest lo 3 3 43 7 5 9 33F 4 33 Newbridge lo 8 3 48 7 11 9 38 4 38 Aberdare Junction lo 19 3 59 7 23 9 49 4 49 Quaker's Yard Junction for N. A. and H. Railway lo 32 4 12 7 36 lo 25 2 Troedyrhiw lo 43l 4 23 7 48 lo 131 5 13 Merthyr lo 5o 4 30 7 55 10 201 5 2o ABERDARE JUNCTION. —-—————. Aberdare Branch 10 20 4 0 7 25 9 50! 4 50 Mountain Ash J0 30 4 10 7 35 lo 0 5 0 Treaman 38 4 18 7 43 lo 8 5 8 Aberdare lo 42 4 22 7 47 lo 12J 5 12 WESTERN VALLEYS RAILWAY. DOWN I SUNDA YB. STARTING FROM 2. 3 l, 2, ^1,2, 3 1,2, 3 ci m- P-m. p.m. a.m. p.m: h'b'ow Yale 8 451 2 15 7 2o 11 2o 7 5 Victoria 8 5o! 2 2o 7 2511 25 7 lo !'wm 8 571 2 27 11 33 7 17 Abeigeeg Junction 9 8| 2 38 7 42 11 44 7 28 Nantyglo § 45| 2 10 7 2o 11 2o 7~~ Blama 8 5l| 2 21 7 2611 26 7 U Abertillery g 58j 2 28 7 3311 34 7 j0 Aberbeeg Junction 9 8i 2 38 7 42,11 44 7 Llanmileth 9 14i 2 44 11 51 7 3^ VTrui1' 9 2o' 2 51 7 51 11 58 7 4§ Newjnuge 9 25, 2 56 7 50 12 3 7 4, Aoercarne g 3 2 8 2 12 9 7 51 Cross Keys 9 4o 3 13 8 11 12 2o 8 £ r"ls1i;;i 9 47i 3 2o 8 18 12 28: 8 Ik i.ydee 9 56j 3 3o 8 21 12 38: 8 2? Rhymney J unction lo 3 3 37 8 35 12 45j 8 35 Newport lo 15: 3 50 8 48l 1 o| 8 4" UP TRAINS.—WEKK DAYS. | SUNDAYS^ STARTING FROM 1,3I1 ,2,31,2,3IL,^M,-2.3 a.m. noon, p.m.}a.m. P»m. Newport 7 o 12 o 5 3of 9 o \l5 Rhymnev Junction 7 22112 13 5 9 13! 5 128 Tydee 7 1712 18 5 48 9 18! 5 33 Risca 7 26[12 27 5 571 9 27 5 42 Cross Keys 7 32 12 34 6 4! 9 34 5 48 Abercarue 7 42 12 44 6 14 9 45 5 58 Newbridge 7 48 12 5o 6 2o 9 52 6 4 Crumlm 7 53 12 55 6 25J 9 57 6 9 Llarthilleth ] 2 6 32)lo 5 6 10 Aberbeeg Junction 8 6 1 lo C 4oflo 13 6 23 ¡! bertillery 8 14 1 18 018110 21 6 3) BJama 8 24 1 29 « 59 lo 62 642 JNantygio 832 137710 lo 650 Aberbeeg Junction 8 9 1 13 6 44to 16 6 25 Cvvtn 8 19 1 24 6 54 1027626 Victoria 8 26 131 7 lllo 34 6 44 Ebbw Yale 8 32 1 37 7 7jlo 4oj 6 5o Printed and Published by PETER WILLIAMS, at the TELMCIBASH Office, High Street, in the Town and Franchise of Merthyr Tydfil, in the Ommfv nt