EAGLAH CASTLE. A GRAND REVIEW AND FETE of the Com- panies formihg the SECOND BATTALION of the 36th or MONMOUTHSHIRE VOLUNTEER RIFLE CORPS, will take place by the kind permission of His Grace the Duke of BEAUFORT, in the above magnificant Ruins and Grounds, on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1861. THE REVIEW will commence precisely at Two o'clock in the afternoon; the evening concluding with DANCING and RUSTIC SPORTS. Admission to the Castle and Grounds, One Shilling each. Volunteers and others in uniform admitted free. Refreshments may be obtained in the Castle at rea- sonable charges. TRAINS will run to and from the Review; for particulars as to time &c. apply at the various Stations on the West Midland line of Railway. Sept. 4, 1861. ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE RIVER USK. ALL Owners of Fisheries in the Counties of Mon- .H. mouth and Brecon, and others interested in the PRESERVATION of the BREED of SALMON in the River Usk, are particularly requested to attend a PUBLIC MEETING, to be held at the ANGEL HOTEL, ABERGAVENNY, on MONDAY, the 16th of SEPTEMBER instant, at 12 o'Clock, for the purpose of adopting such measures as will ensure the efficient working in the River Usk, of the new Salmon Fishe- ries Bill, which comes into operation on the 1st of October netx. Lord LLANOVER has been invited to Preside. W. R. STRETTON. JOHN LLOYD, Jun. September 5. 1861,
]Sirtto. At Abertilery, Aug 31, the wife of Mr. Lewis Rogers of t'sk, of a son. f&arrtages. AtSt.Mary's church, Monmouth, Sep. 3, by the Rev.E.F. Arney, Vicar, Mr. Stephen H. Davies, draper of Tenby, to Eliza Maria, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Thos. Evans, mercer of Monmoutb. At Blaenavon, Sept. 2, by the Rev. John Jones, incum- bent, Mr. David Thomas, to Miss Mary Edwards, of the Coed farm. Beatijs. At Llancnbby Castle. September 5, William Addams Williams, Esq., aged 75 years. At Ltantrissent, near Usk, Aug. 25, Tom, infant son of Mr. Attewell.
^Ippotntmcntsi for ttje ecucn. Monday, 9—Warden's Fete in Raglan Castle. Tuesday-Caerleon Petty Sessions. Wednesday-Board of Roads meeting at Town Hall, Pon- typool.-Abergavenny Petty Sessions, appeals against Poor rates. Friday-Adjourned Petty Sessions at Town Hall, Usk, for granting Alehouse licences and purposes of highways. Saturday-Pontypool Petty Sessious, alehouse licences transferred. 8th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteers. Tuesday, Sept. 10 Company and Light Infantry drill, in Uniform, without plumes. Thursday, 12.Manual and Platoon and Light Infantry drill, plain dress, caps, and knpe caps. Saturday, 6.Company and Light -Infantry drill, plain dress, caps. and knee caps. At Seven each evening. Recruit-drill each evening except Monday and Tuesday, at 7.30. p.m.
[;pt fhStthtt. THE USK OBSERVER TO THE PUBLIC. With the present number we have the pleasure of appearing before the public in a new form ins ead of four pages and twenty-four columns, as heretofore, we shall in future give EIGHT PAGES and FORTY COLUMNS for the same price-THREE HALF-PENCE— (with the exception mentioned in our last, of charging two-pence for copies delivered in the country). By this change-some of the motives for making which appeared in our impression of last week-we shall be enabled to give more lengthened reports of events taking place in our own district, and shall have more space to devote to advertisements whUat. our general news will also be of a more diversified and extended character. During our career, of upwards of six years, as Journalists, we have been generously seconded in our exertions by the public of the county, so that the OBSERVER has gradually extended its influence from the immediate neighbourhood of Usk to all the towns in the county, and it may now be confi- dently asserted to have attained the LARGEST CIR- CULATION, within the limits of the county, of any newspaper published and what we now ask-and reasonably so—is, that a continuance of that support be awarded to ue —more particularly in the Adver- tising department, which, as everyone knows, is the source where a newspaper proprietor must look for his returns—commensurate with the extra outlay occasioned by the extension of our columns; this vouchsafed to us, and we shall be ever ready, as we have hitherto been, to anticipate the wants of our numerous readers. We quote the following, with regard to the benefits of advertising, from some ably written Rules for Success in Business," contributed by Mr. PhineasT. Barnvm to a most useful work entitled How to lvIake JMbMcy :—" Advertise your Business. Do not hide your light under a busfiel.—Whatever your occupa- tion may be, if it needs support from the public, "advertise it thoroughly and efficiently, in some shape or other that will arrest public attention. I freely confess that what success I have had in life may fairly be attributed more to the public press "than to nearly all other causes combined. There may possibly be occupations that do not require co advertising, but I cannot well conceive what they <* are. Men in business will sometimes tell you that they have tried advertising, and that it did not "pay. Tbis is only when advertising is done sparingly and grudgingly. Homoeopathic doses of adverti- sing will not pay perhaps-it is like half a potion of physic-making the patient sick, but effecting nothing. Administer liberally, and the cure will II be sure and permanent. Some say they cannot afford to advertise they mistake-they cannot II afford not to advertise. In this country, where "ererybodyreads the newspapers, the man must "have a thick skull who does not see that these II are the cheapest and best medium through which II be can speak to the public, where he is to find his customers. Put on the appearance of business, and generally the reality will follow. The farmer plants his peed, and while he is sleeping, his torn, It and potatoes are growing. So with advertising. "While you are sleeping, or eating, or conversing with one set of customers, your advertisement is 44 being read by hundreds and thousands of persons who never saw you, nor heard of your business, and never would, had it not been for your adver- co tisement in the newspapers, The business men of this country do not, as a general thing, begin II to appreciate the advantages of advertising thoroughly. Occasionally the public are aroused at witnessing the success of a Swaim, a Brandreth, a Townsend, a Genin, or a Root, and express as- 44 tonishment at the rapidity "ith which these gen- "tlemen acquire fortunes, not reflecting the same M path is open to those who dare pursue it. But II it needs nerve and faith-the former to enable you to launch out thousands on the uncertain waters of the future; the Stttec to teach, you "that after many days it shall surely return, bring- I "ing a huadred or a thousand-fold to him who ap- preciates the advantages of Printer's Ink properly "applied." As an Advertising medium for the County of Mon- mouth the OBSERVER ranks second to none, compris- ing, as it does, amongst its subscribers the nobility, gentry, clergy, as well as a fair proportion of the commercial and agricultural population, and being published in the very heart of the county, it is circulated both in the MINERAL and AGRICULTURAL Districts, and besides being much read in the towns and villages where the other county newspapers are distributed, it is disseminated in a number of rural parishes where other newspapers are never or rarely seen. The Town Talk of our London Correspondent and the Outlines of the Week, which have hitherto been so interesting to our friends, will still find a place in each number, whilst the remainder of its columns will be devoted to Foreign and Domestic News— London and Provincial Markets-Farming and Gar- dening Memoranda—Literature and the Fine Arts- Topics of the Day-Latest Telegrams-Sports and Pastimes—Miscellaneous Articles—and a selection of District Intelligence. As but few of our readers will be able to form an adequate idea of the sacrifice we make in extending our columns, for their information we repeat that the advantage we shall gain by the remission of the Paper Duty, will be but as the price of ONE PAPER out of SIXTEEN.
USK. ROGER EDWARDS'S CHARITY. On Wednesday, the 28th ult., Offley Martin, Esq.. Inspector of Charities, paid his second visit to UsK, for the purpose of investigating the affairs of this Charity, and hearing suggestions from the Trustees and Inhabitants as to the proposed scheme prepared by the Charity Commissioners. The meeting was not very numerously attended, but those who assembled proceeded in a business-like manner to consider the subject. The following were present: -Judge Falconer, Rev. S. C. Baker, Rev. J. Blower, Rev. W. Price, Rev. Arthur Williams, W. H Nicholl, Esq., and D. E. Partridge, Esq., Trustees; G. R. Greenhow-Relph, Esq. (Chairman of the Committee), Rev. W. H. Wrenford, Rev. J. Cad- wallader, James Bromfield, Esq., Messrs. William Price, J. H. Clark, J. Edwards, C. Stockham, J. Cormick, J. Parker, H. Dowell, and T Williams. The Inspector first alluded to the objection which had been made to the term 44 National System," which, in the scheme, had been applied to the elementary school. It was, perhaps, an unfortu- nate expression to have used, but National seemed to he the only word that could be adopted to convey the kind of school intended to be established but it was not intended to be a 44 National School." His Honor Judge Falconer said he was content, provided the word 44 National was removed. The scheme sent down by the Charity Commis- sioners, as published a fortnight since, was then considered seriatim. It was unanimously agreed that the sum of JE245 of the Trust money should be applied to educational purposes in the following proportions :— To the Head Master, JE90 to the Under Master, £ 65. The capitation fee to be 10s. per quarter, two- thirds of which should go to the head master, and one third to the under master. The head master to be allowed to take a limited number of private pupils, and to be at liberty to hold the office of Chaplain to the Hospital, and a cure of souls; but no future master to do so without the consent of the Commis- sioners. Ten boys to be elected by merit to a free scholarship, and all boys who may think proper may compete for such free scholarship. The head master's salary to be increased to £ 100, and the under masters to JE70. so soon as the funds would admit of its being done. The education to be in accordance with the 23 Vict., c. 11. That a grant of not exceeding f40 be made from the Trust, in support of an Elementary School, the master of whichjshould be allowed to receive Id. per week from each scholar. That a grant of not exceeding jMO from the Trust should be made towards the support of a school in the parish of Llangwm and it was suggested that the most convenient site for such school would be near the mill at Llangwm. It was agreed that the funds ot the three separate Trusts of the Charity should be amalgamated. It was agreed that the number of Trustees should be increased to fourteen, to be elected from a circle of five miles of Usk. That the present Trustees shall continue, except those who may not have attended within two years, and those Trustees who have not attended for two years shall be deemed to have resignad. The Trustees to have liberty to continue the dis- tributions in Usk, Llangwm Ucha, and Gwernesney to such persons as are now receiving them. Such distributions to be discontinued as the recipients die off, and that the stipends to the inmates of the alms- houses at Llangèview be increased to 5s. per week. and to be further increased when the funds will admit of the same. There was some opposition to the foregoing decisions, made by the Rev. S. C. Baker, who wished the elementary school to be on the National system, and objected to so great an increase in the number of Trustees being made; and the Rev. Jas. Blower strongly opposed the amalgamation of the funds. Both these gentlemen,) however, ultimately fell in with the views of the majority present, and the meeting terminated most satisfactorily, the discus- sions having been conducted in a most friendly spirit. The Rev. S. C. Baker, before the meeting broke up, read the views he advocated for the management of the schools. Mr. Baker promised to Send a fair copy of the same to the Inspector. [By one of the above resolutions, it will be seen that it is proposed to increase the number of Trus- tees to 14, in which case seven new Trustees will have to be appointed. We respectfully suggest that the most desirable course to adopt, would be to appoint those additional Trustees forthwith. The whole body of Trustees would then have a fair oppor- tunity of assembling and making themselves thoroughly conversant with their duties, prior to the adoption of the new scheme, and it would, without doubt, tend much to bring about a satisfactory result. When the new scheme was required to be acted upon, they would then be qualified for taking it in hand, and carrying out its intention. E.U.O.] THE SECOND OF SEPTEMBER.—On Monday last (the first day of the partridge season) the sportsmen of our town and neighbourhood were on the QUI VIVE at early dawn, and, from what we hear, some good sport was obtained during the day. The Rev. Arthur Wil- liams (as usual), James Bromfield, Esq., and Mr. W. Morgan were the most succeasful in the bagging line that we have heard of. MONTHLY MARKET.—The market on Monday last was well supplied with stock of all descriptions but (probably in consequence of Bristol fair falling on the same day) the attendance of buyers was small, conse- quently business transactions were rather limited. Fat beasts realised 6d. to 6|d., and fat sheep 6d. to 6^d. per lb. Store pigs were numerous but very dear. Store cattle. were also in good force, but did not meet with much demand. TOWN HALL.—FRIDAY. gtefore (J. R. G. RELPH, and S. CHURCHILL, Esqrs.] r. Waddington, as agent to the late Colthurst Bate- BMc, Esq., applied for a summons against James Wil. liams, Surveyor of Llantrissent, for neglect of duty, in not filling up a quarry. Granted. Boy's SQUABBLES.—James Kelly and Wm. Davis, were charged by Superintendent Llewellyn, with com- mitting a breach of the peace, by fighting, in the town of Usk, on the 28th of August. William Davies attended, and related the circumstances under which the fight arose, It appeared that he had been absent from Usk for several years, and bad recently returned. A gang of lads with whom he did not think proper to associate, were in the habit of following him about,and calling him an 'upstart,' and making frequent attacks upon him, and the fight arose in self-defence. The bench thought there must be some fault on Davies's part. Dismissed. RENEWAL OF LICENSES.—The licenses of the whole of the public houses in Usk, were renewed without comment, except the following:—Henry Dowell, who, being unable to attend, the renewal of his license was deferred until the next meeting. Thomas Morgan, of the Pelican, after being cautioned as to the future management of his house, had his license renewed. Thomas Morgan, of the Three Horse Shoes, made application for a general license. The requisite notices having been served upon a county police officer, instead of upon a parish constable, raised a doubt in the minds of the magistrates as to the legality of the notice. The bench said, whatever their private opinion may be in the matter, a memorial signed so numerously and respectably in favor of Mr. Morgan, before them, must influence them materially in their decision. Deferred until the adjourned licensing day. ASSAULTS.—John Walters and John Probert, were charged with having committed an assault on Richard i Lane, on the 24th of August. The parties had been in the Pelican, and on coming out, complainant said that Probert struck him, and that John Waters afterwards seized him (complainant) by the hair of the head, and punched him. Sergt. Morgan, M.C., deposed that they all came out of the Pelican with another smaller man, about 10 minutes to 12, on Saturday night. The shorter man wanted Probert to go over the bridge to fight, and the complainant in this case was also desirous of fighting Witness took complainant up on the bridge, but he after- wards returned and went to assist the short man, who was striking Probert. John Waters then said now one to one," and struck complainant. After a reprimand from the bench, defendants were ordered to pay the costs be- tween them, amounting to (1)1.(10. Aar-h. LEAVING SERVICE.-J ames Barrell, agricultural laborer* summoned for leaving the service of his master, William Blower, on the 8th of August. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. PUBLIC HOUSE OFFENCE.-Margaret Pitt was charged by Superintendent Llewellyn, with refusing to admit P.C. Hill, into her beerhouse, at 1.45. a.m. on Sunday, the 18th of August. The defendant said she heard the policeman at the door, but she could not think of letting him in, as she was half naked washing herself. P.C. Hill deposed, that he saw a man get over the back wall, and saw another man go round to the back of the house. Witness followed to the back of the house, looked through the window, and saw two men sitting in the house, with a jug before them. A dark blind was directly after put before the window by the defendant. A second charge was preferred against her for having her house open for the sale of beer, before half-past 12 on Sunday, the 18th instant. As this was connected with the other offence, it was not treated as a separate case. Fined Is. and 7s. costs, with a salutary caution from the bench. BASTARDY ARREARS.—A warrant was issued against Thomas Matthews,.of Monkswood, for non-payment of 12s., due for the support of his illegitimate child. A complaint was made against Thomas Dunn, Surveyor of the Highwavs, for not,complying with a justices order,* directing him to pay a balance due from the parish to James Jones the late Surveyor.-Postponed.
LLANGIBBY. CONSECRATION OF CHRIST CHURCH, COEDYPAENI -LLANGIBIBY -This Church, which has been for some time in the course of erection, was consecrated on Wednesday last, by the Bishop of Llandaff. The building is in the early English style of architecture, and consists of a nave, chancel, and tower. It forms a prominent and conspicuous object on the side of a hill, in a very retired spot, about four miles from Usk. As the bell, for the first time. summoned the worship- pers to the house of prayer, a large and miscellaneous congregation filled its walls. We observed the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, the Chancellor, the Rural Dean, the Revs. Thomas Davies, Trevethin; F. A. Williams, Graigwjth C. A. Jones, James Blower, W. Price, Llangwm James Cadwallader, S. C. Baker, D. Thomas, W. H. Wrenford, G. H. Fielding, F. Bedwell, Newport; John Jones, Llanthewy; H. P. Edwards, Caerleon; and E. A. Williams, whu is nominated, we understand, to the incumbency of the new church. Among the laity we noticed W. A. Williams, jun., Esq., and Mrs. Williams; Iltyd JTicholl, Esq., of Usk; G. W. Nicholl, Esq., and Mrs. Nicholl; W. H. Nicholl, Esq.; T. E. Cook, Esq., Newport; Misc. Cook A. Waddington, Esq.; Alfred Williams, Esq. lVrl..c Williams, Skenfrith Miss Williams, Bassaleg; Mrs. S. VC.. Mr. Williams Sluvad; Miss Williams, &c.-The service L- form adopted in this diocese for use on such occasions, and includ d the reading of the legal documents con- veying the church and burial ground to the parish. It is, no doubt, known to many of our readers, that the late Miss Morgan, of Pantygoitre, left the church unfinished at the time of her death. The present proprietor of the estate (the Rev. Iltyd Nicholl) with pious consideration of the wishes and intentions of the deceased lady, has completed the structure and endowed it with a sum of £ 1000. The nave is fitted with open oak botches, and will accommodate about 120 persons. The pulpit, desk, and communion rails are in very good taste, and are excellent specimens of oak carving. The prayers on the occasion were read by the Rev. E. A. Williams, in a very impressive manner and the sermon was preached by the Bishop from the parable of the talents. The right reverend prelate's discourse was of an eminently practical character, and was listened to with the utmost atten- tion. A large attendance remained to communion; the alms at the offertory being entirely devoted to charitable purposes, the benevolent founder having provided for all expenses connected with the building and consecration of the church.—We must not omit to mention that the Llangibby choir performed the musical part of the of the service with that exquisite taste and skill for which it is so well known.— The sermon in the evening was preached by the Rev. Dr. James, of Panteg, and the congregation was even I larger than that in the morning. The rev. gentleman selected for his discourse Genesis, 28 c., part of the 17 v.—" This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven,"—and it is scarcely necessary to mention that he made a very eloquent and impressive sermon.—We would here observe, that at the conclusion, cf the morning part of the pro- ceedings the clergymen and other visitors partook of luncheon, which was served up in a liberal and sump- tuous style in the school-room.—The only drawback to these interesting proceedings was the absence of the Rev. Iltyd Nicholl and the 'Squire of Llangibby," both of whom were seriously ill. The prayers of the congregation were offered up for Mr. Williams, at his own request. DEATH OF WIM-IAM ADDAMS WILLIAMS, ESQ., OF LLANGIBBY CASTLE.—Many of our readers will learn with unfeigned regret of the demise of the above worthy and respected gentleman, which took place on Thursday morning last. His virtues and nobleness of character were well known to the county at large, but it was only among those friends with whom he was more immediately associated that his kind man- ner, christian virtues, and benevolent disposition could be fully appreciated. Although for some years past his delicate state of health obliged him to withdraw from public duties, still, up to the time of his death, he took a lively interest in all that related to his native county, and more particularly in the welfare of the inhabitants 'of Usk and of the village in which he resided. Of late years he has been much afflicted, but; his cheerful disposition and truly christian life has enabled him to bear his illness with the greatest fortitude and resignation. Mr. Williams was the eldest son of Wm. AddamsWillianas, Esq., of Llangibby Castle, and descendant by the female line of the great Sir Trevor Williams, who was created a baronet in 1642, took part with Charles the First against Oliver Cromwell, and had his house at Llan- gibby well stored with r.rms and strongly fortified in the Royal cause. William Addams Williams, Esq., the subject of our present memoir, was born on the 10th of August, 1787, and consequently died in the 75th year of his age. He married on the 17th August, 1818, Anna Louisa, eldest daughter of the Rev. Iltyd Nicholl, D.D., of the Ham, Glamorganshire, and sister of Iltyd Nicholl, Esq., of Usk. She died on the 1st of August last. Mr. Williams has had issue one son and three daughters. William Addams, his son and heir, is a magistrate for this county, and married on the 8th July, 1850, Katherine, eldest daughter of Thomas Cook, Esq. His eldest daughter, Louisa Caroline, married the late Rev. William Evans, Vicar of Usk. Caroline Frances, his second daughter, is unmarried, and his youngest daughter, Augusta Maria Marsh, died October 1, 1843. Mr. Williams succeeded his father in 1823, was a magistrate and deputy lieutenant for the county, and served the office of high sheriff in 1827. He was elected member of parliament for the county, in the liberal interest, in the year 1831. He represented the county until the year 1840, when a serious illness, brought on by close application to parliamentary duties obliged him to resign his seat. For some years afterwards his health continued so delicate that he was compelled to confine himself to his room, but at length he was a- gain enabled to take an active part in the affairs of the county. On the enactment of the Reform Bill, Mr. Williams was presented by his Constituents with a handsome candelebra, on which was engraved the following inscription:— To WILLIAM ADDAMS WILLIAMS, ESQ. M. P. for the County of Monmouth, in the Parliament which passed the great measure of Reform, and in the first Parliament elected under the provisions of the Reform Bill, his grate- ful Constituents to their unpledged Representative, tender this memorial of a connexion equally honorable to both, in Testimony of their unnbated confidence in that sound- ness of judgment and that integrity of heart, to which they first accorded their voluntary suffrages, and thereby res- tored the independence of the county. Presented Octo. ber, 1833." Since his resignation, Mr. Williams has lived at the family mansion at Llangibby, and taken a most lively interest in his tenantry and the welfare of the neigh- bourhood. Until the last few years he presided at most of the public meetings of the neighbourhood, and was President of the Usk Bible Society. He was Treasurer to the Christian Knowledge, the Church Extension, and many other kindred societies. By his demise his tenants have lost a most considerate and liberal landlord; the poor a kind-hearted and generous benefactor; the servants a most indulgent master; and the whole neighbourhood has experienced a loss that will not easily be replaced. He was a consistent and staunch supporter of the Protestant Church, was respected for his integrity, and never swerved from the precept conveyed in the family motto En suivant la verite."
PONTYPOOL. RE-OPENING OF LION STREET CHAPEL.—The Baptist Chapel in Lion Street, in this town, has recently been put in thorough repair, and undergone a course of painting. It was re-opened on Sunday last, on which occasion the Rev. Evan Thomas, of Newport, preached three eloquent sermons, to very numerous congregations, who liberally responded to the collec- tions that were made after each service. CHURCH BAPTISM.—A very interesting ceremony was performed at the Parish Church, Trevethin, on the afternoon of Saturday last, which consisted of the baptism, by immersion, of two female members. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. T. Davies, M.A., and the Rev Dr. James, of Panteg, the latter of whom performed the baptismal duty. There was a select number of ladies and gentlemen present. TOWN HALL.—SATURDAY. [Before C. H. WILLIAMS, Esq., and Lieut.-Colonel BiBM.] WAGES-Ellen v. Evans. Complainant claimed the sum of 1:1 10s.8d., for wages, which defendant was ordere d to pay with 7s. costs. AFFILIATION.—Lewis Evans was charged with being the father of Hannah Reed's illegitimate child.; Mr. H. Lloyd appeared for complainant, and Mr. Alex. Edwards for defendant. This case was adjourned last week, to give complainant an opportunity of procuring witnesses. An order of 2s. a week was made on defendant, with 20s. costs. RELATIONS SQUABBLES.—John Hopkins was charged with having assaulted Catherine Steward, on the 23rd inst. Complainant said that as she was returning from the shop she observed defendant, who is her nephew, and his mother standing against a wall. He asked her to pay the A;4 that her husband owed him, and began to abuse her, saving amongst other things, that he would knock a h"J" riurht thrnmrh her. The bench intimated that the affair was alike discreditanic to both particsj and dismissed the case. TOWN HALL.—WEDNESDAY. [Before C. H. WILLIAMS, Esquire.] STEALING APPLES.—Edward Cole and John Jeffries were charged with having stolen a quantity of apples, on the 1st inst., the property of J. J. Cordes, Esq., Malpas. P.C. Powell, No.12, proved the case against the prisoners, and Mr. Alexander Edwards appeared on their behall, but the evidence appeared too clear against them. They were committed to prison for one month each, with hard labor.
BLAENA VON. NEW BENEFIT CLUB AT BLAENAFON.—On Satur- day, the 24th instant, a club of this description was opened at the Crown Inn. It seems to have had a very good start, as 57 members were initiated, 40 of whom paid their entrance fees, &c. The lodge meet- ings will be held monthly. The amount of contribu- tion is Is. 6d. per month, and the amount of sick pay will be governed by the state of the funds. The lodge is called the Prince Llewellyn."
RAGLAN. WARDEN'S FETE.- We again take the opportunity of reminding our readers that this event will come off on Monday next, when, from what has come to our ears from the different towns in the county, we anti- cipate the gathering will be very large. Through the courtesy of Mr. Percy Morris (traffic manager of the West Midland railway) the arrangements for the con- veyance of visitors are excellent, allowing them ample time to witness the pyrotechnic display, which doubt- less will be very imposing. We strongly recommend all who would enjoy an afternoon's recreation to seize this opportunity, as it will probably be the last that will be offered in tke castle this season.—See advt. j
MONMOUTH. SEPTEMBER FAIIJ.—There was a very good show o stock at this fair. Fat beasts, of which there was a fair sample, changed hands at 6d. to 6|d. per lb. (sinking the offal). Sheep sold at 7d. to 7|d per lb., the offal also sunk. Cows with calves realised, on the average, £13 and upwards, but were, on the whole, a dull sale. Pigs remained firm, at rather an increase. Altogether, a good supply of stock, but buyers scarce. There were a number of useful cart, saddle, and other horses exhibited, which realised good prices. MONMOVTH FARMERS' CLUB CATTLE AND POULTRY SHows.-This show of stock and poultry will take place early in October, and, from what we learn, we have every reason to believe that it will be the most successful of any held in Monmouth, thanks to an energetic working committee, and an indefatigable secretary. His Grace the Duke of Beaufort and a numerously filled list of influential gentlemen of the county, among whom the Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, O. 8. Morgan, Esq., M.P., Lord 1 redegar, Col. Clifford, M.P., S. R. Bosanquet, Esq., Colonel Somerset, M.P., Crawshay Bailey, Esq., M.P., are patrons of this excellent club. The President is John E. W. Rolls, Esq.; Hon. Treasurer, O. A. Wyatt, Esq.; and Hon. Sec., H. Dyke, Esq. We feel pleasure in stating that the prize list has been drawn up by the committee with great care, and as one which is best suited for promoting the objects and welfare of the society. The ploughing match, as usual, will take place at the same time, and near to the place of exhibition of stock and implements. At the customary annual dinner, it is expected the chair will be occupied by the- worthy president of the society, John E. W. Rolls, Esq. LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL.—We understand that on Tuesday, the 17th September, the 10. 30. train from Newport, will proceed to the Ely Station, instead of stopping as usual at Cardiff, in order to enable pas- sengers to reach the Cathedral at Llandaff, in timd for the service at 11 30.
DINGESTOW. DINGESTOw-THE CORN HARVEST in this neigh- bourhood is nearly completed, and the second crop of clover has been carted in capital order. The root crops are in a promising condition, but the apple crop will be scarce. PARTRIDGE SHOOTING this week has been hotly pursued in every direction, and report says that some good bags have been obtained by the sporting gentle men. A MARRIAGE we understand is arranged to take place between the Rev. Mr. Lloyd. Rector of Llan- vapley, and Miss A. Bosanquet, eldest daughter of S. R. Bosanquet, Esq., of Dingestow Court, alid, Chairman of Quarter Sessions, for this county.
ABERGAVENNY. MELANCHOLY SUlCIDE.-Some consternation pre' vailed in this town, on the morning of Monday last, consequent on a report that Edward Davies, Esqf Coroner for the county of Brecon, and Agent to H^. Grace the Duke of Beaufort, had committed suicíM by blowing his brains out. The report proved but too true, the melancholy event having taken place on the preceding day, (Sunday). An inquest was held on Tuesday, before Cox Davies, Esq., deputy coroner, when from the facts brought forward in eVJ- dence, a verdict of 'temporary insanity" was rt.- corded. Various rumours are afloat as to the caùee of the committal of the rash act, but as we are iD" formed the unhappy gentleman had been in a 10" state for some time. it is difficult to assign any par- ticular motive. Many of the rumours are no doubt given rise to from the office of trust deceased held under the Duke. SERIOUS FALL.—A man named John ThomaS, aged about 60 years, employed on the Great Blut)- goed farm, occupied by Mrs. Esther Jenkins, had the misfortune to fall from the top of a wheat rick, a height of some 25 feet, on Monday last. At the time the accident occurred, the unfortunate man WO- engaged in "topping" the rick, as it is caIleu, previous to leaving it for the night. Most fortunately by some means in his descent, he averted coming down on his head, otherwise the injuries would hare been JYuch more serious, if not fatal. As it is, ho#' ever, the injuries are by no means slight, for in addi- tion to one of the joints of the right leg being dislO" cated, there are several severe bruises on differed parts of the body. Immediately after the occurred the sufferer was carried into the hause, and everf attention has since been paid to him, which, wi^ skilful medical aid, will do doubt soon bring bJIØ round. CRICKET.—HAMPTON BISHOP V. ABERGAVENNY. The return match between the above clubs vrafr played on the Abergavenny ground, on Monday last, The former commenced the innings, scored 78, of which, Craggs made 18, and 12, in good style, the latter also adding 18, not out, in his second innings. Abergavenny then went III and obtained 94. W. Price, E. Davies, and G. Peake, were the principal scorers, G. Levick also made 9, not out. In their second innings, HalOp" ton Bishop put together 67, with the loss of eig^J wickets, when time was called, and the game in favor of Abergavenny, by the first innings. Th0 fielding on both sides was very good, and so1111 capital catches were made. The bowling of pellê cock, and Craggs proved destructive, whilst that Of G. Levick, and Smith, was very iteady, especially in the second innings. The day was happily FIDSO and a pleasant game was enjoyed. The elevello dined as usual at the Angel Hotel. The following is the score :— HAMPTON BISHOP. First Innings. Second Innings. 1 Peacock, bowled Smith 0 hit wicket 1 Farmer, bowled Price 0 Craggs,c.Davies, b.G.Levick 18 runout t Merrick, c. Davies, b. Sifiith 5 1. b. wkt.r b. Smith Slack, b. Davies 12 not out *5 Shore, b. G. Levick 5 c. F. Levick, b.Smttk T. Aston, c. Davies, b. G. Levick 8 not out « James, c. Smith, b. G. Levick 4 c.Toogood, b. Smith Shards, b. Rosher O c. Davies, b. Smith Fudge, run „ut 6 b. G. Leiick ? Jones notout i run out H Byes 15, Wides 4 19 Bye« 5, Wides 5,7 jl No Ball 1, ) — —■" Total 78 6? ABERGAVENNY.—First Innings. I J Rosher, b. Peacock 1 W. Price, b. Peacock 15 A. Towguod, b. Peacock 3 G. Peake, b. Peacock 13 F. Levick, b. Craggs 8 R. Gabb, b. Peacock, 4 J. Smith, c. Slack, b. Craggs 6 W. Baker, b. Peacock 6 G. Levick, not out 9 E. Davies, c.Jamea.b. Craggs 15 J. Biggdestone, b. Craggs 0 Byes 12, Leg bye 1, No ball 114 Total 94 PETTY SESSIONS.—WEDNESDAY. [Before the Honorable W. P. RODNEY.J BOXER AGAIN."—Charlotte Jones, alias "Boxer," young lady notorious in the annals of the Aberga Police Court, was brought up in custody, charged W1 having assaulted William Jones, an engineer, on the August. It appeared from the evidence of complaiulo" that, upon going into his house on the evening of the daY named, he found defendant pitching into Ann Ridg" a woman with whom he cohabited, and on his interfere she had a whet at him, whitst Ridge jumped tbroufJr the window and called the police. Ann Ridge gave ev" dence corroborative of complainant's, The evidence of Hannah Lewis, who was said to be a pal of defe% dant's, went to shew that complainant and his" woman were the aggressors. The magistrate—probably think«»fj there was a great incongruity in defendant's beating complainant and his woman," especially seeing that latter was a powerful looking woman, standing about B' teet high, whilst defendant is much under the usual beig dismissed the case, ordering complainant to pay 18s. In answer to the magistrate, Sergt. Edghill said defend01' had only been liberated from gaoi about a fortnight since" Complainant said he did not consider it fair justice" all that he should have to pay all that money, and to think that his being a "full" sergeant inj'the GlaU^ ganshire militia entitled him to be let off scot free. J ABUSB AND THREATS.—Elizabeth Powell was charg*" with having abused and threatened Ann Price, by the latter was placed in bodily fear. As the offence c°0' sisted only in defendant calling complainant bad nao10^ and accusing her of keeping a bad house, the did not think it necessary to bind the defendant over keep the peace, and therefore let her off on her paying costs.
CHEPSTOW. MAGOR.—FATAL ACCIDENT.—Last week, a named James Jones, a packer on the South Railway, working on the line near Magor station, dinner incautiously lay down on the line and asleep. A goods train shortly afterwards along the line awoke the unfortunate man, but he unable to get out of its way, and the engine and tW whole of the waggons passed over his body, cutting,f into fragments, and his heart, which was thrown t0 some distance, lay quivering on the road. Printed and published by the Proprietor William Clark, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Usk in the COUO' of Monmouth, September 7,1861,