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DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE.

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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.

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