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ABERGAVENNY. THE SEPTEMBER FAIR, on Thursday, the 25th ult., was well supplied with stock, and numerously attended by business and pleasure-seeking folk. Beasts sold briskly, at 5td. to 6d. per lb., and sheep realized 6td. to 7d. (sink the offal). A great number of horses were shewn, but transactions in this department were exceedingly slow. First-quarter cheese sold at 56s. to 58s. per cwt., other descriptions, 40s. to 56s. Ample provision was made for the entertainment of the light-hearted lads and lasses, who thronged the square adjacent to the New Police Station, where amusements of all kinds, such as are common to such occasions, were indulged in to a considerable extent, until a late hour. CRICKET.-On Friday, the 26th ult., a match was played on the Widemarsh, Hereford, between the Abergavenny and Hampton Bishop clubs, in which the former club added another to its long list of victories for the season. We have not space for the score, but subjoin the total of each innings Abergavenny, first innings, 102 (to which Mr. Geo. Peake contributed 61, and Mr. J. Bigglestone, 14); Hampton Bishop, 1st innings, 34; 2nd innings, 49. It will thus be seen that the Abergavenny men won the game by 19 runs in one innings. PETTY. SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Hon. W. P. RODNEY, and the Rev. JAS. FARQUHAR. AN IRELAND STREET ROW.—Hannah Maria Lewis was charged by Mary Ann Farr, with assaulting her. The' parties, it appeared, were denizens of that notorious bad quarter of the town, Ireland street. Either party brought witnesses to support their case, from the contradictory statements of whom, thebench had some difficulty in ar- riving at a conclusion as to which was the most to blame. J/ However, it was thought that an assault had been conf mitted, and the defendant was therefore ordered to pay 10s. expenses. A BAD BEGINNnm.-J ames Worth, 15, was charged with having stolen a box of fusees, of the value of 3d., from the shop counter of Thomas Farren Humble, druggist, of Abergavenny. Prosecutor missed the box shortly after prisoner had been in the shop, no other person having been in in the interim, and followed him to where he worked with his father. When first accused of the theft, the prisoner denied it; but upon P.C. Cook making his ap- pearance, he produced the box from his pocket, and sought Mr. Humble's pardon on his knees. Prosecutor said he was continually losing goods off his counter, and had no- ticed on two or three occasions, that prisoner had been in the shop shortly before the things were missed. Pri- soner was known to have previously appeared at this court on a criminal charge. His father, who was in court, was called forward, but could give no explanation as to why his son resorted to these thieving propensities. The lad pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to I month hard labor, the Chairman cautioning him against the con. sequences of these, his first steps in crime. A NARROW ESCAPE.-Thomas Powell, who described himself as a groom, was charged with stealing a cap, the property of John Preece, a carpenter. Proseoutor left his cap on the settle, at the Coach and Horses inn, where he lodged, at dinner time, on Monday last, and upon looking for it on the following morning, it was not to be found; he next saw it;during the afternoon of Tuesday, on prisoner's head, in the yard of the Angel Hotel, where the latter was employed, and prosecutor was also engaged doing some work in the house. As prisoner refused to give up the cap, when requested on two separate occasions to do so, prosecutor gave him into custody, when he said he had bought the cap. His tale now was that he had found it in the yard, where prosecutor had been shaking carpets on the Monday morning, but he could assign no reason for saying he bad bought it. The case for the prosecution being weak, the Chairman told prisoner that a doubt existed in the minds of the bench, and he would- have the benefit of it, and be discharged, but he had had a narrow escape.


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