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Preliminary Notice. MONMOUTHSHIRE. The SLTTVAD FARM, one mile and-a-half from the Pontypool Road Station on the Newport, Aber- gavenny and Hereford line of Railway. Important Sale of 34 head of Well-bred Cattle, 50 Fat Yearling Wethers, Pigs, Horses, Agricultural Implements, &c., &c. Also, a portion of the House- hold Furniture. WILLIAM J. HANDS having been favored with Instructions from GEO. W. WILLIAMS, Esq., will offer for SALE by PUBLIC COMPETITION, at the Sluvad Farm, On Tuesday, the 28th of October, 1862, The above valuable and well selected STOCK, in consequence of the Proprietor leaving the Farm. A full descriptive account will be given in next advertisement, and in Catalogues, which can be obtained of the Auctioneer seven days prior to the Sale. Sale to commence punctually at Twelve o'clock. Auctioneer's Office-Sydenham House, High-street; Residence—Westgate Buildings, Abergavenny. Monmouth Union. DISTRICT MEDICAL OFFICER. THE Office of District Medical Officer of the Ragland District," comprising the parishes of Langoven, Landenny, Penrose, Penyclawdd, Ragland, and Tiregare, has become vacant. The Salary is £25 per annum, which includes pay- ment for attendance, the supply of medicines and all eutgicat appliances. The payment in surgical and midwifery cases is regulated by the scale in the order of the Poor Law Commissioners, bearing date the 24th day of July, 1847. The Guardians hereby give notice, that on Satur- day, the 18th of October, they will proceed to elect a gentleman to fill the situation. Candidates must possess the qualifications specified in article 168 of the order above referred to, and con- form to the regulations of the Poor Law Commis- sioners-the particulars of which, (or any other in- formation required) may be had on application to the Clerk. Applications for the office accompanied with tes- timonials are requested to be sent to the Clerk at his office, on of before Friday, the 17th instant. Canvassing the Guardians by or on behalf of any candidate, is strictly prohibited, and will be held to to be a disqualification of any candidate pursuing that course. By order of the Board, E. RICHARDS, Clerk. Monmouth Union Office, 6th October, 1862. WANTED a Situation as Cook or General Ser- vant, about the 28th of this month. Recom- mendations good and respectable. For good reasons, the character from the last place must be excused. Address H. C., Observer Office, Usk.
appomtmenta. Tuesday.Magor Fair. Peterstone Fair. Trelleck Petty Sessions (Highway purposes- appeals against poors' rates-transfer of licenses). Wednesday..Hereford Fair. Newcastle Petty Sessions (Highway purposes -transfer of licenses). Saturday Pontypool Petty Sessions (Highway purposes). 8th Mon. Kifle Volunteers. Monday.Company Drill in uniform, at 7 30 p m. Tuesday Recruit Drill, at 7 30 p m. Thursday Ditto. Wednesday .Company Drill, at 7 30 p m. Friday Ditto.
Birttjs. At Lydart, near Monmouth, Sept. 23, the wife of T. W. Oakley, Esq., of a daughter. JSlarrtages. At the Baptist Chapel, Abergavenny, September 30, by the Rev. S. R. Young, Mr. Wm. Crockett to Miss Ann Simmonds. Be4tf)ø.. At St. Mary's College, Oscott, Oct. 3, after a few days' illness, in his llth year, Henry Montonnier, the only child of Henry Montonnier Hawkins, Esq, of Trediinnock, Monmouthshire, and of Moorfields, Herei ord. and of Lucy his wife. R.I.P.
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TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS "Observations on the Weather" crowded out. WANTS.—Advertisements for persons wanting Servants or Servants wanting Situations, are inserted at ONE SHIL- 1,1 KG each, if they do not exceed THIRTY WOBDS, and are PREPAID. If above that number, they are charged scale price.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. MONMOUTHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS.—These ses- sions will commence at Urk on Monday next. The business of the first day will be of the usual routine character. The calendar contains up to this day (Friday) the names of 23 prisoners for trial. Appeals none. FESTIVITIES AT CLYTHA. During last week, Clytha House and the sur- rounding neighbourhood was the scene of a succes- sion of festivities, celebrating the coming of age of William Reginald Herbert, Esq, the eldest son of William Herbert, Esq. Doubtless, many of our readers had anticipated finding a report of the pro- ceedings in our last week's issue, and as circumstances of an unpleasant nature arose out of the representa- tive of another journal presenting himself at the festivities uninvited, we think it due to Mr. Herbert to state that the absence of our representative was the result of an omission from the invitation list—an omission for which that gentleman has since expressed to us his regret. However, we have pleasure in (this week) furnishing our readers with a report of the festivities. On Monday evening, a grand invitation ball took place for which upwards of three hundred invitations had been issued, and which was attended by about 200 guests, whose names we suljoin:— Lady Tredegar; Hon. Miss Morgan; Hon. Lieut.-Col. F. C. Morgan; Hon, Arthur Morgan; Hon. Gr. Morgan; Mr. Octavius Morgan, M.P.; Sir George and Lady Walker; Sir J. and Lady Bailey and party; Crawshay Bailey, Esq.; Hon. J. F. and Mrs. Clifford Butler; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Berrington; Mr. R. and Lady Catherine Berkeley Captain H. Berkeley; Countess Faa Di Bruno; Captain Digby Boycott; Mrs. Clifford, and party; Mr. and Mrs. A. Crawshay; Mr. Thomas Falconer; Mr. J. D. Falconer; Lord Viscount Hereford; Major Edmund Herbert; Sir lhomasPhillips; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rolls, Misses Rolls, and Mr. J. A. Rolls, and party; Major A. and Mrs. Rolls, and party; Lady Wolseley; Miss and Mr. Arney, jun,; Capt. and Mrs. Amyel; Mr. and Mrs. F. Batt; Mr. and Mrs. Baldwyn; Mr. C. and Miss Blount; Mr. Jas. Bromage; Mr. W. H. Brewer; Mr. Edgar Brewer; Mr. and Mrs. Curre, and party; Rev. Archer and Mrs. Ciive; Miss De Win ton; Captain and Mrs. Davies; Mr. C. E. Davis; Mrs., Miss, and Mr. Eyre, jun.; Miss Elmslie; Mr. and the Misses Fowke; Mrs. and Miss Gray Mr. Richard Gabb; Mr., Mrs., and Mr. W. B. Graham; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Gwynne; Mr. Alfred Gambia; Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, (Hilston Court) Miss Winifred Hibbert; Mr. and Miss Gwynne Holford; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hill; Mr. T. Hotchkiss; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Homfray; Mrs. and Miss Hawkins; Mr. S. Hom- fray, and Miss Stable; Mr. J. M, Herbert, and nephew; Mr. F. J. Justice; Mr. James John, (Newport); Mr. Ed- ward Jones; Captain and Mrs. Kennard; Captain, Mrs., and the Misses Kane; Captain and Mrs. C. E. Lewis, (St. Pierre); Mr. F. Levick, jun.; Mr. James Murphy, (Chepstow); Mr. aud Mrs. W. Manning; Mr. Capel Miers Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Mitchell, and party Major M'Donnell; Mayor of Newport; Miss Middleton; Mr. MCall; Captain and Mrs. Phipps; Mr. Charles Powell; Mr., Mrs.. Miss, and Mr.Walter Powell; Mr. Thos. Powell, jun.; Miss Rawson; Mr. and Mrs. Russell; Miss Scrope; Mr. Simon T. Serope, jun.; Major and Mrs. Stretton; Miss Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. S. Steele; Mr. and Mrs. Elmes Steele; Mr. Charles Searle; Mr. Talbot Searle; Miss Vann; Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. Vaughan; Mr. and Mrs. Hanbury Williams; Mr. Wil. liam West; Mr. R. F. Woollett; Major and Mrs. Wickham; Mr. and Mrs. Waltord Mr. H. W. Wall. bridge Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Williams, (Pontypool). The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, we understand, were unable to attend, in consequence of their having pre- viously left Troy House, where they had been staying since Monmouth races. The ball-room was a temporary structure, furnished in the most exquisite style conceivable. The interior was divided by Corinthian columns of vein marble, and fitted with panels in imitation of moire silk, with crimson and gold GUILLOSCHE borders. The cornice was scrolled, and ornamented with trusses, &e. The ceiling was lined in gold on white, and finished with a coloured centre piece, from which was suspended a thirty-light glass and gilt chandelier; the four corners with twenty-light pedestals, glass and gilt, and the panels were lit with sixteen six- light chandeliers. The orchestra, which was occupied by the Royal Monmouthshire Militia Band, was recessed, with arcaded front; crimson interior. Columns draped in white, wreathed with crimson, and interspersed with gar- lands, festoons, and flowers. Between the columns was a statue of Flora," surrounded by flowers in vases. Other vases were artistically arranged in various parts of the room. The drapery and seats were crimson, and the floor of polished oak. The room was brilliantly illuminated and presented on the whole, a most magnificent spectacle, to which the gorgeous dresses of the ladies contributed not a little. The ball was opened by Lady Tredegar, and Mr Wm. Herbert. Danping was carried on with the utmost spirit until about five o'clock on Tuesday morning. The supper, which was of the most BECHEBCHE description, was laid in the dining room, the Clytha band playing du- ring the inteival. On Wednesday, the tenantry of the estate assembled at the invitation of their deservedly respected landlord to participate in the festivities. Dinner was served up in a large marquee, to which up- wards of a hundred persons sat down, comprising in addi- tion to the tenants, the whole of Mr. Herbert's family, and a number of ladies and gentlemen who were visiting at the mansion. The chair was taken by Wm. Herbert, Esq., whilst the vice-chair was occupied by W. Reginald Herbert, Esq., the gentleman to whom they had assem- bled to do honor. After the repast, a prodigious bowl of punch was brought in, and each glass having been filled out ot its contents, Mr. Herbert proposed the loyal toasts, which having been right loyally received, he gave the ''Army, Navy, and Volunteers," to which toast Major Stapleton, Captain Berkeley, and Captain Robert Berkeley severally res- ponded. Mr. George Pritchard, White House, proposed The Health of the young 'Squire," (as Mr. Reginald Herbert Herbert is termed), in doing which, he said he was proud of the honor of proposing the toast. The gen- tleman to whom he referred (the speaker continued) must be an object of the greatest interest to the tenantry; and we hope to find in him a renewal of those estimable quaib ties which distinguish the present head of that honoured family. I am sure we shall not be disappointed in our expectations; for from the training he has received from his noble-minded and amiable mother, and the precept and example of his respected father, will ensure a realization of all we can desire. We may rest assured that he will be a good landlord—a noble representative of his class-a liberal minded gentleman; and may his tenantry, our successors, have every just reason to respect him, as we have to respect the present head of the house ot Clytha. (Cheers). 1 need only add, that x nave to propose tne health of William Reginald Herbert, Esq., of Clytha; may he always be prosperous and happy as we wish him. (Enthusiastic cheers). W. R. Herbert, Esq., in responding, said.: Gentlemen, I feel unable fully to express my feelings at this moment; I can only stty that I am highly gratified by the hearty and enthusiastic reception you have given my name— (cheers)-and by the flattering terms made use of by my friend, Mr. Pritchard. There are a few things which hap- pen only once in a man's lifetime—(laughter and cheers) -coming of age is one of them. I was about to say you can only be married once-(Iaughter)-but that might, perhaps, be saying too much; and when I look at the head of the table, and see so many beauties—(renewed laughter)—I am tempted to think that one would wil- lingly be married half-a-dozen times. (Cheers and laughter). I am happy to see around me so many joyous faces, which I take to be the true index of glad hearts; and I trust on many future occasions to see the same smiling countenances. (Cheers). You will agree with me, that I can give no tairer promise as to my future career, than in saying that I shall, to the utmost of my power, follow in the footsteps of my worthy and biloved father. (Cheers.) Gentlemen, I thank you for the honour you have done me in proposing my health. (Loud applause.) The ladies then stood'up again to pledge prosperity to Mr. Reginald Herbert; Lady Tredegar, with happy humour and a little pleasant badinage, wishing Mr. Reginald happiness with his half-dozen wives. (Loud applause.) Mr. Morgan, Pye Corner, Nash, proposed the health of W. Herbert, Esq., of Clytha, (Cheers.) Might he live to bear the name of Herbert as long as he had that of Jones. (The toast was drunk with three times three, and musical honors.) W. Herbert, Esq., replied. He said: I am truly happy I to meet so many ot my tenantry on this festive occasion. Many of them have come a considerable distance, and I am much obliged for their attendance-it is flattering to one's feelings, and I hope we shall see them oftener in 1 future. (Cheers). Connected as I am with the fathers, and grandfathers, and, I was going to say, great grand- 1 fathers of many of my friends around me—(Cheers)—I t hope I have taken deep root in your affections, and I trust < the same mutual good feeling will continue to subsist be. ( tween the branches of the parent stock—(Applause)—that ( the offshoots will be indigenous to the soil. There have j been attempts to eradicate the old tree, but I think you J will all agree they have not been successful. [Loud ap- I plause,] Englishmen generally know what is right; and t public opinion will assuredly prevail at last—[Hear, hearj ] -will get the upper hand; and there is nothing therefore t like standing your ground firmly, when right and justice are on your side. [Loud applause.] I leel flattered that s you have come in such large numbers to support one of 1 the oldest oaks of Monmouthshire-whether known by the f name of ap James, ap Rogers, ap Jones, or ap Herbert, c [Applause and laughter.] Although the narr e may be i changed, the same race still exists; and notwithstanding ( the change of name, I trust there will be no change of t feeling between us. [Cheers.] I trust we may meet-I t was going to say, twenty years hence-but that is rather more than can be expected. We were, to-day, comparing N the ages of some pf the old tenants, and before another s quarter of a century has elapsed, they will probably be r gone the way of their forefathers. We may hope, how- f ever, that your descendants will, on similar auspicious oc- c casions, meet my successors, and that between them will s be perpetuated for generations, in the relation of landlord and tenants, that mutual good will and kindly feeling a which I am gratified to have cause to believe, subsists be- c tween you and myself. [Applause.] Gentlemen, I return t you my thanks, and beg to drink to the very good health r of you all. [Loud cheering]. I Several other toasts were pledged in the most hearty man- t ner, after which the company left their seats, andtheyounger 1 and more active portion joined in various games and pas. c times provided for them, in the grounds, in which the r family and the distinguished visitors cordially participated, s and spared no effort to contribute to the enjoyment of the c humbler guests. The wives and families of the tenants ( were regaled with a substantial and abundant tea in the J. tent, and in the evening the whole party repaired to the r ball room, where dancing was indulged in for some hours, I The labourers employed on the estate were treated to a t dinner at the White Swan inn. I On Thursday, Reginald Herbert, Esq., by way of finale a to the festivities ot the week, invited the members of the e Llanarth Cricket Club to join the gentlemen visiting at v Clytha House in a game of cricket, and accordingly, about 1 Clytha House in a game of cricket, and accordingly, about 1 noon they met in the picturesque park, in front of Clytha House, where, in the presence of the ladies, the game was carried on with great spirit and cordiality. Between the innings, the cricketers were hospitably regaled with the good things for which Clytha House is proverbial. On Tuesday, the 30th ultimo, Clytha School, belonging to W Herbert, Esq, was the scene of great rejoicing, for through the benevolence of that gentleman-who while he feasted the rich, he ne'er forgot the poor,upwards of sixty children belonging to the school sat down to an amply replenished board of tea, cake, and other adjuncts, so grateful to the juvenile palate. After tea, warm and substantial articles of clothing for the ensuing season were distributed by their benevolent pastor, the Rev S Fisher, to those who, by their regular attendance at school, were entitled to the gifts. The children then adjourned to their spacious playground, and indulged in various games and childish frolics, until the merry strains of the violin recalled them to the school room, where they dinced away right merrily until tired down with their exertions, about eight o'clock, they quietly dispersed, with a feeling of sincere gratitude to their kind benefactor, and a remem. brance of the Young 'Squire's coming of age that will never be effaced.
USK. COUNTY COURT.—TUESDAY. [Before JOHN MAURICE HERBERT, Esq., Judge.] James Edwards, Llandenny, labourer, v. Thomas Wil. liams, Gwehelog, labourer. Claim, 6s., for goods, work, and materials. Judgment for full amount by two instal. ments. James Edwards, Llandenny, labourer (by next friend), v. Thomas Williams, Gwehelog, labourer. Claim, lis., for money lent. Full amount by 4s. a month. William Horton and wife, Gwehelog, shopkeepers, v. John Jones, Monkswood, labourer. Claim, 14s. Id., for goods. Full amount by 4s. a month. Charles Coleman, Llanbaddock, miller, v. J as. Pritchard, Monkswood, labourer. Claim, 18s. 9d., for goods. Plaintiff nonsuited. James Morris, Llandenny, carpenter, v. Edward Rosser, Raglan, labourer. Claim, 13s. 2d., tor goods. Full amount in a week. Simeon Trotman, Usk, wheelwright, v. Thomas Jones, Kingcoed, farmer. Plaintiff conducted his own case, and Mr. Bytheway the defence. This was a claim.for £15 Is., for goods, work and labour. The defendant tendered a set off, which amounted to 214 8s. Id. Plaintif fadmitted owing part of the set off, and after a deal of swearing and cross-swearing, judgment was given for 96 2s. lid., by three instalments. Thomas Lewis, Raglan, labourer, v.John Cuxon, Raglan, gentleman. Claim, 92 2s., for goods. To pay in a week. James Morgan, Llanbaddock, farmer, v. Richard Pitt, Usk, haulier. Claim, £1, for goods. Full amount in a month. Mary Williams, Usk, widow, v. John Roderick, Goytrey, labourer. Claim, £ 2 5s., for rent. Full amount by instalments of 10s. a month. At a subsequent hour the Judge reduced it to 5s. a month. Thomas Andrews, Raglan, shopkeeper, v. Richard Stacey, Monmouth, labourer. Claim, 91 7s. 6d. Full amount by 4s. a month. George Fletcher, Llandenny, wheelwright, v. William Williams, Raglan, labourer. Claim, 4s. 6d., for goods. Full amount in a month. James Thomas, Devauden, farmer, v. William Day, Usk, haulier. Claim for 95 on an I O U. Full amount in a week. Jeremiah Wat-kins, Usk, carpenter, v. James Boulton, Usk, surgeon. Claim, jBl 16s., for work and labour. Defendant tendered a set off for £ 2 16s. J udgment was given for defendant on the plea of set off. Hannah Thomas. Usk, shopkeeper, v. James Fox, VEk, gardener. Claim, 93 2s. 3d. Full amount in a week. Richard Satchel], Usk, shopkeeper, v. Edmond Williams, Gwehelog, labourer. Claim, dB4 15s., for goods. Full amount by instalments of 8s. a month. James Williams, Usk, shopkeeper, v. William Jones, Usk, shoemaker. Claim, 92 3s. 3d., for goods. Full amount in a week. Thomas Williams, Clytha, labourer, v. Thomas Tippins, Bryngwyn, farmer. Claim, £ 1 9s., for work and labour. Defendant had paid into court jBI Is. Judgment for money paid into court. John Edwards, Usk, druggist, v. Charles Price, Llange- view, labourer. Claim, dBl 7s. 5d., for goods. Full amount by instalments of 6s. per month. Same v. John' Price. Danhaddock, labourer. Claim, 9s. lid. for goods. Full amount in a week. William Horton and wife. Gwehelog, shopkeepers, v. Edwin Groves, Usk, labourer. Claim, 8s. 4d for goods. Full amount by three instalments. Henry Charles Shepard, Raglan, surgeon, v. Hezekiah Hobbs, Raglan, labourer. Claim, 91 5s., for medical attendance. Full amount by 10s. a month. John Edwards, Usk, druggist, v. Constant Morgan, Usk, veterinary surgeon. Claim, for 98 lis. 10d., for goods. Full amount, by instalments of 92 on the 14th of October, 1862, and remainder by 10s. a month. ^Benjamin Nicholas Price, Bryngwyn, gentleman, v. TV illiam Howells, Clytha, farmer. Claim, £ 26 19s,, for wheat illegally taken. This was a jury case, the defendant having demanded that course. The plaintiff was examined by the Judge, after which His Honor decided there was no case to go to the jury, and nonsuited the plaintiff. Samuel Blaydon, of Raglan, in the County of Mon- mouth, brickmaker, a bankrupt, passed his last examina- tion without opposition, and an order of discharge was granted.
CAERLEON PETTY SESSIONS.—TUESDAY. [Before the Rev. W. POWELL, and C. NICHOLSON and J. JAMES, Esquires.] ROBBING AN ORCHARD- John Davies, a tramp, was charged with stealing apples from an orchard on the road side, the property of William Morgan, Clomendy farm, Hanheunock. on the 6th inst. Committed for 14 days. STEALING COAL—James Wait was charged with stealing 1251bs of coal, the property of Mr Watkins of Llantarnam. Adjourned for the attendance of prosecutor. WIFE DESERTION—Daniel Brown was charged with leaving his wife and child chargeable to the parish of Caerleon. The reason assigned by defendant for leaving his wife was, because he had discovered that she had a former husband living, but not being able to prove this assertion, be was committed for one month.
PONTYPOOL. THE MABEET.—As the weather proved extremely fine, there was a numerous attendance at our Market on Saturday last. The prices were as follow: Potatoes, from 8s. to 9s.; turnips, 2s.6d. to 3s.; apples, 8s. to 10s. and pears, 10s. to 12s. per sack. Cabbages, 16 for Is. Cucumbers, ls.6d. per dozen. Kidney beans, 2 £ d.; plums, 8d.; damsons, Is. to 14d.; onions, 5d., and pickling ditto, 6d. per quarter. Walnuts, 6d. per 100. Geese, Sid to 9d. per lb. Ducks, 4s.6d. to 5s.; and fowls, 3s. per couple. Butter, 14d. to 15d. per lb. Eggs, 14 and 16 for Is. Coun- try cheese, 6d. to 6Jd. per lb. Butchers' meat, from 6d. to 8!d. per lb. Wheat, per bushel of r'Olbs., 7s. 6d. to 8s. 2 Barley, 18s. to 20s. (malting, 20s. to 22s.); and oats, 13s. to 14s. per sack. Hay from dB2 to £ 2 10s. per ton. SUPPER.-On the night of Monday last, a housewarming supper was held at the Unicorn Inn, Cwmynyscoy, the house of Mr. James King, at which about sixty of the friends of the worthy host and hostess sat down to test the catering capabilities of the latter, which they pronounced unimpeachable. On the removal of the cloth, Mr. Jones, Caerleon, was called to the chair, and Mr. Eley occupied the vice-chair. After the disposal of the loyal and patriotic toasts, Success to the Unicorn and its Host and Hostess was next given, in which the chairman enlarged on the virtues of the worthy couple, and trusted they would be successful in their new undertaking. Mr. King having responded in appropriate terms, a number of other toasts followed, interspersed with some excellent songs by the company, who having spent a very comfortable evening, separated at an early hour, FATAL COAL PIT ACCIDENT.-Not having bad to report any accidents of this nature for some time, we began to cherish the hope that the workmen in this immediate dis. trict had become less reckless of danger, and were shewing more regard for the preservation of their lives, than they had previously exhibited, but our hope does not appear to have bten well founded, for although the accidents have not been quiet so numerous; yet as the report of this case will prove there is still the same degree of careless- ness shewn, by which human life appears to be wantonly sacrificed. The accident to which we refer, was one that occurred to a man named John Heywood, in the New Pits, Cwmynyscoy, by which he lost his life, on Monday last. An enquiry touching the event was held on the following morning, before Mr. Asbwin, deputy coroner, and a res. pectable jury, at the Hanbury Arms inn, Pontymoile, when the following evidence was adduced Thomas Williams, miner, said Yesterday morning I was looking for work; about 11 o'clock, I was in the place where deceased was I employed, being the first time that I had been there. He worked in a stall," and I was about a dozen yards from him. Whilst he was engaged in removing some loose 1 stuff, a large stone, which, I suppose, would weigh from 8 cwt. to 9 (1wt" fell upon him. Deceased had pulled down a S naller stone that was on one side of the large one just before that fell. He was not killed instantly. He Spoke a few words after the stone fell; it fell on his shoulder, and he was doubled up. I did not see the fall. Deceased called to me, and told me to get the stone off him. I went for a couple of men to assist me, and when we bad re- moved the stone, we found him quite dead. It was a place that might have been well propped or secured, and there were plenty of sticks for that purpose. Deceased might have propped the stone, or drawn it down safely. I had nothing to do with the working of the place. He alone was responsible for that, and no one else was to blame for the accident but deceased. If he had drawn the other stone first, it would have been safe. We generally draw that down first which appears most unsafe or dangerous. The stone had to be brc ken before they could remove it off the body of deceased. Charles Tilling said: I am a miner, living in the parish of Pan teg. I work in the New Pits, and at the time this accident occurred, I was working in the second stall" from deceased. On the morning in question, I was called by last witness to him, and found that a stone had fallen on him. I saw him move his head three times. I told deceased, on the Friday night, that he had better get some timber and put under the stone; when he replied, "Oh! It won't hurt." When I went there, we were obliged to break the stone before we could ex- tricate deceased. I think that if he had put some timber under the stone it would have been safe. The accident was entirely attributable to his own fault, as I told him there was plenty of timber in the road for him. This being all the evidence, the coroner told the jury that they would not have much difficulty in arriving at a correct verdict. This case appeared, he said, unfortunately, to be one of those, which, nine cases out of ten, the fault was to be at. tributed to the deceased himself. The jury, after a short consultation, brought in a verdict of Accidental Death."
BLAENATON. ODD-FELLOWS' FESTIVAL.—On Monday last, the mem. bers of the Victoria and Prince Albert" lodge of Inde- pendent Odd-Fellows, number 2492, Manchester Unity, celebrated their anniversary at the Kings' Arms inn. They assembled at four o'clock in the afternoon, and par- took of a very substantial repast, provided and served up in Host Eley's usual good style. When the cloth was removed. T W Plum, Esq, the much respected manager of the Works, was proposed to the chair, supported by P G Israel Morgan, and Mr T Thomas, engineer. The vice-chair was taken by Mr John Harris, supported by Brother John Jenkins, and Mr J Lewis, furnace-manager. A party of glee singers, conducted by Mr John Parry, was in attendance. After the usual loval toasts had been disposed of, the Chairman proposed I The Army, Navy, and Volunteers," which was responded to by Ensign Thomas. Glee—" March of the Men of Harlech." The next toast was, The Manchester Unity," which was responded to by P P G M Joseph Kay, who entered into a number of statistics, relating to the order, and descanted upon the many advantages derivable from the unity, especially those arising from the use of travelling cards. He concluded by saving that odd-fellowship was disremin- ated over the whole globe, and added, as an instance, that a lodge was about to be opened in Constantinople. [Loud applause]. Song-" Land of My Fathers." The"Blaen- avon District" was then proposed by the Vice-Chairman, who called upon Prov. C S Townsend to respond. Mr Townsend said the Blaenavon district consisted of three lodges, comprising an aggregate total of about 350 mem- bers. The Victoria and Prince Albert" lodge, was the strongest in the district, both numerically and financially. The Friend in Need lodge, at Garndiffaith, was the oldest; whilst the "Saint Vincent" lodge, although the youngest of the three, had progressed in an astonishing m mner; it was in a very good position, both with regard to funds, and the number of members; and it bade fair to remain as it now is, one of the best lodges in the county. Glee-" The Village Choristers." Toast-" The Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge;" this was replied to by the Secretary, Mr Thomas Jordan, who stated that the lodge was in a flourishing condition, and getting on exceedingly well. The lodge was worth about £ 1138, having increased nearly £ 60 during the past year [ApplauseJ. Glee- The Friend in Need." The Vice-Chairman then pro. posed, "The Officers of the Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge," to which P G Thomas Powell responded. He said the present favorable position in which the lodge stood, was due, in a great measure, to its having had good officers to conduct the business. Song-" Tom Bowling," Bro. John Thomas: glee—"The Gipsies' Festival." The Chairman proposed, t'he Widows' and Orphans' Fund." It was a fund inati+utnil In t Ko ilUtrn. of tlie widow, and protect the orphans from want. It required all the sympathy they could give it; and he hoped the officers of the lodge would call upon him for his contribution on that occasion. [Loud cheers.] PPGM Edward Russell res- ponded to the toast, in doing which, he spoke of the bene- ficient operations of this branch of the order. Song— friendship, Love, and Truth," Mr Wm Parry song— "There's Music iu the Rifle," Mr A Townsend. Mr Israel Morgan, after stating his gratification at the happy nature of the proceedings, read a letter from F C Finch, Esq, one of the directors of the Works, in reply to an invitation sent h:m, in which that gentlemen stated that he had been an odd-fellow upwards of20 years; circumstances necessitated his declining the invitation to dinner, but he enclosed a sovereign to be applied to the lodge funds. [Cheers], "Mr Morgan then proposed "Health and Prosperity to the Blaenavon Directors, and the Agents of the Works." The Chairman responded, and said he had no doubt the Directors would be glad to hear of the good wishes ex- pressed towards them. Appropriate responses were also made by Mr Lewis, and Mr Thomas, engineer. Mr Lewis proposed The Health ofMr and MrsPlum, and Family," which was vociferously received with musical honors, and three times three. Mr Plum thanked them tor the com. pliment, and retired from the chair amidst much cheering. Song—" My Cottage Home." The healths of the Trea- surer, Mr I Morgan, P P G M Richard Steel, P P G M Joseph Kav, were proposed by P P G M Edward Russell, and responded to by Mr Morgan. Under the presidency ofthe last named gentlemau, convivialities were prolonged for a considerable time. The toasts," The Vice-Chairman and Family," "The Host and Hostess," "The Choir," being given in turn, and suitably responded, to. Some capital songs and glees also followed, and the happy meeting was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem by the Choir.
GOLYNOS. UNITED FEMALE FRIENDS SOCIETY.-The women of this country appear not to be much behind the men in providing for the contingencies of a rainy day," and, indeed, it may safely be affirmed that the weaker vessel" can sail as well as stronger crait" in troublesome and tempestuous waters. The friends and members of the above named society held their anniversary at the house of Mr. Jones, the Albert Inn, on the evening of Monday last, when about forty of the tair sisterhood partook of a dinner that was, as the phrase went, fit to set before a king." On the removal of the cloth, Mr. Charles Harper, the actuary, was called to the chair, whilst Mrs. Williams occupied the vice-chair. The loyal and patriotic toasts having been given, Success to the Order was pro- posed, and warmly responded to by Mrs. Williams, whose oratorical powers would not have disgraced a member of the other sex. From the statement of the society, it appeared that its finances were of a satisfactory character, and that it presented a safe and easy mode of investing small savings. The harmony of the evening was greatly promoted by Mr. Griffiths, the harper, whose vocal and instrumental contributions elicited great praise, and a very agreeable anniversary was concluded by dancing.
ABERGAVENNY. FORESTERS' ANNIVBBSABY.—On Monday evening last, the members of a benefit society, holding its meetings at the Forester's Arms, celebrated their anniversary at that house. About 40 of the brethren attended, and having partdken of a substantial and excellently prepared supper, they turned their attention to the pleasures of the social board, and spent a most pleasant evening to. gether. THE MARKET on Tuesday last was very full, especially as regarded fruit and vegetables. Sheep also were in great force, even more so than at the late fair, and business in this department was rather brisk. The bene- ficial effect of the opening of the new line was apparent, from the number of persons coming down from the hills, by the different trains, some of which were crowded to excess. Fat beasts, 5id to 6d; sheep, 6id to 7d per lb. Pigs experienced a reduction. Potatoes, 6s 6d to 9s. Ap- pies and pears, 10s to 12s; and turnips, 3s, per sack. Geese 7d per lb. Butter, 14d to 15d per lb. Ducks, 4s 6d; and fowls, 28 to 2s 9d per couple Eggs, 7 for 6d. Soles, Is 3d to 2s per pair; crabs, Is 6d each; salmon, Is 4d to 2s; and trout, 8d per lb. Damsons, Is 6d to 2s; and plums, 8d to Is4l per quarter. Beef, 7dj mutton, 7 £ d; lamb, 7ad; veal, 7d and pork, 8d per lb. Flour, 8s per bushel of 56lbs; 41b.loaf, 6d. Quotation of wheat, 54s; barley, 38s 7d. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Bon. W. P. RODNEY, Rev. J. FARQUHAR, and W. W. MAN- NING, and T. DAVIES. Esqrs. PUBLIC HOUSE OFFENCES.—William Watkins, of the Victoria inn, was charged on the information of Superin- tendent Freeman, with having had his house open for the sale of spirituous liquors during prohibited hours, on Sun- sale of spirituous liquors during prohibited hours, on Sun- day, the 21st ult. P.C. Pullin, deposed that he visited the house at half-past three o'clock on the day named, and found five young men of the town sitting down therein, with 4 glasses, containing gin and water before them. The female, who was keeping bouse, said the drink had been drawn before 3 o'clock. Defendant admitted the offence, and in extenuation said, he was not at home at the time it occurred, but had been given to understand the drink was drawn before 3 o'clock This being his first offence, and the house being reported as generally well conducted, defendant was let off on paying 5s. and costs. Caroline Thomas was similarly charged. P.C. Pullin proved that on the same day, a few minutes before four o'clock, he visited the New Inn, kept by defendant,' and found several men in a back room, partaking of rum and beer. Defendant told him the men were travellers. Wit- ness did not know them, nor did he make any enquiries as to their names, nor where they came from. The Chair- man here interposed, and said as there was nothing in the evidence to disprove defendant's statement that the men were travellers, tbe case would be dismissed. CHARGE OF ASSAULT.—A decrepid old woman, named Mary Ann Phillips, charged John Edwards with assaulting her. Complainant said she lived under defendant," by which she mehnt she occupied part of his house, which is situated at Llanthewy Rytberch, and that on the occasion complained of, defendant struck her five or six times with a stick, for asking him for a few shillings, for picking stones off the land. Defendant denied the allegation en- tirely, and called his servant-maid, who was present the whole time, and saw no blows; but she heard complainant use very bad language towards defendant; and she also threatened witness to cut her throat off." Complai- nant having no witness present to corroborate her state- ment, although she said she had one at home, tLe case was dismissed. BREACH OP THE FACTORY ACT.-Samuel F. Harris, of Glyngwenffrwd factory, was charged by John Fred. Buller, sub-inspector of factories, with violating the pro- visions of the Act 13 and 14 Vic., cap. 54, sec. 8, which provides that" No children, females, or young person, shall be worked in any factory after 6 o'clock in the even- ing, unless for making up lost time nor after two o'clock on Saturday for any purpose whatever." The sub-inspector said, he visited defendant's factory during the afternoon of Saturday, the 4th of October, and found four young persons working there, at a quarter to 4 o'clock. Defen- dant was not at home, but witness called the attention of the foreman to the infringement and having taken the names of the children, he left. Witness put in a copy of a summary of the Act, such as was supplied to all factory owners; and also a copy of a circular issued in August, 1862, calling especial attention to the clause relating to females and young persons. Witness had been given to understand that defendant had not received a copy of that circular, and therefore, if he would make a declaration to that effect in open court, and pay the expenses, the case, should be withdrawn. Defendant assented to these terms, and added that he was not at all aware of the infraction, as both he and his wife were from home that day; nor was it any profit to him, as the tfhildren worked by piece. The costs amounted to Xl 14s. DISORDERLy.-Richard Withers, a countryman, was charged with being drunk and fighting in the streets, last night. Defendant was bound over in dBlO to keep the pt-ace for 1 month. A BBUTE.—James Howells, was charged with assault- ing his wife. The latter appeared with her face plastered and said, in tears, she did not wish to press the charge, and very reluctantly answered the questions put to her. Sergeant Edghill said he heard a row in the Boar's Read yard, Cross street, at a late hour, and upon going there, he found the "voman bleeding profusely from a wound on her forehead, which appeared to have been inflicted with a sharp instrument; she had also received a severe blow on the cheek. Witness took the prisoner into custody, and in his pocket found a knife besmeared with blood, This prisoner said, had arisen from his having used the knife in his trade, as a skinner. It was stated that prisoner had been in the habit of ill-using his wife, and that be was apprehended, on a warrant, a few months ago for it, but on that occasion, she refused to appear against him. The.-Chairman, commenting on the brutality of the of" fence, sentenced the prisoner to 3 months hard labour, and ordered that at the o^iraticra -pf should Hod sureties for txis good behaviour lor a further period of 3 months.
!. THE JONES-HERBERT QUESTION.
THE JONES-HERBERT QUESTION. The following letter, from Mr. W. Herbert, has appeared in the Times, on this much vexed question. "TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES. SIR,-You having published, on Saturday last, the following letter from the Lord Chancellor to Lord Llanover 'THE LORD CHANCELLOB TO LOBD LLANOVBB. '34, Belgrave-square, Aug. 16. •My Lord,—I am directed by the Lord Chancellor to state to your Lordship that the Lord Chancellor has not recognized Mr. Jones, of Clytha, as entitled to be called Herbert, or. as having right to assume that surname. When Mr. Jones has obtained the Royal license to assume and bear the name and arms of Herbert, the Lord Chan- cellor will direct the necessary alteration to be made in the commission. I I have the honor to be Your Lordship's obedient servant, 'SLINGSBY BETHELL, Principal Secretary.' I would now ask you to permit me through the same medium, to correct an error, and make public a few facts connected with this subject. His Lordship's remark as to my assuming the 'arms' of Hprbert arises from his not being in possession of all the facts, for the Herbert family and my own have always borne what are the Herbert arms. "•I am the son of Mr. John Jones, of Llanarth-court, in the county of Monmouth, and have inherited the Clytha estates by will from a paternal uncle. My eldest brother, the late John Jones, of Llanarth, married the Lady Harriet Plunkett, and his eldest son (my nephew) is the present proprietor of the Llanarth estates. My nephew, Mr. Jones, married Miss Hall, daughter of Sir B. Hall, Bart. (now Lord Llanover), and shortly afterwards, in 1848, assumed, by Royal license, the name of Herbert. It follows therefore, that, being of the same family, the reasons embodied in the petition pre- sented to Her Majesty, by my nephew, Mr. Jones, of Llanarth, are those which nave actuated lIIe in adopting the Course I have taken. For the course I have adopted there are numerous precedents, and it is sustained by tL.e judicial decision of the following eminent judges:- Lords Eldon, Ellenborough, Tenderden, Cranworth, and Wensleydale, Sir J. Romilly, Chief Justices Tindal and Erie, Judges Bayley, S. Le Blanc, Holrovd, Coleridge, Alderson. These, and several other judges have held that no license or Act of Parliament is needed on a change of surname. "The surname of Wesley was changed to Wellesley, by the Duke of Wellington, when he was in India, without a Royal license; so also the family of the Duke of Somerset changed their historic name of Seymour to St. Maur. "The Herald's College has never possessed the power to grant names, but it is enabled to grant arms. Name' taken by Royal license or by Act of Parliament appear tO have been thus taken originally in order to sati-fy the con- ditional limitations of estates. When the subject of taking names was judicially under discussion in tbe House of Lords in 1735, it would seem that Royal licenses were unknown. I had believed that those only were punishable who did illegal acts, and not those who conformed to the law as interpreted by the judges of the land, but in this in* stance the Lord Chancellor has, without hearing me, or having all the facts before him, sent forth through the newspapers an expression of his opinion upon a strictly legal act, which, in effect, prevents me from qualifying and acting in the commission of the peace. Seeing that I already legally bear the arms of Herbert, and have done what the law requires on assuming the name of Herbert, I feel confident he will not refuse the necessary alteration being made in the commission oil the issuing of a DEDIMUS PBOTESTATEM to, enable me to qualify as a magistrate, if a DEPIMUS PEOTESTATBII is applied for. Believe me, Sir, to be your obedient servant, WILLIAM HERBERT "Clytba, Monmojithehire,Sept. 9th." Printed and publishedby the Proprietor William HenrJ Clark, at his Offices, Bridge Street, U sk, in the Moamowthj October II, 1862.-SECOll:D EDWOH»