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Utrtlts. At Dingestow, September 6, the wife of Mr. Thos. Roberts, grocer, of a daughter. At ilonnow-streefc, Monmouth, Sept. 13, the wife of Mr. A. Pitway, hair-dresser, of a daughter. $eatf)ss- At the residence of her father, Tregare, Sept. 5, of phthisis, Eliza, wife of Mr. Thomas Ward, of St. Arvans, near Chepstow, aged 18 years. At Bryagwyn, Sept. 10, of typhus, Ann, daughter of John Price, in her 9th year. Our obituary recently recorded the death of deceased's mother from the same malady. At Brecon New Road, Abergavenny, Sept. 12, Mr. William Worth, farrier, aged 52 years. At Madresfield Court, Sept. 8, the Earl Beauchamp, father of the Right Hon. Lady Raglan, aged 78 years.
&j)pomtiuenta. Monday .Caerlson Fair. Tredegar Fair. Longtown Fair. Gloucester Wool Fair. Tuesday .Caerleon Petty and Special Sessions (Receiving Jury Lists-Highway Purposes). Brynmawr Fair. Crickhowell Fair. Thursday.Waun Fair. Chepstow Special Sessions (Revising Jury Lists). Friday Abergavenny Fair. Usk Petty and Special Sessions (Appeals Against Poor R Ltes-Revising Jury Lists). Raglan Petty and Special Sessions (Revising Jury Lists.) Saturday .Pontypool Special Sessions (Revising Jury Lists). 8th Mon. Rifle Volunteers. Friday General Parade in Uniform at 6.45 p.m. For Drills, &c., see General Orders at Head-Quarters,
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psetlier. DINNER TO THE LORD LIEUTENANT.—One of those incidents of local interest, which it is always our plea- sing duty to record, occurred on Wednesday last, when Lieut.-Colonel Bird, and the Officers of the 2nd Adminis- trative Battalion of Rifle Volunteers, had the honour of entertaining at dinner Lord Llanover, the Lord-Lieutenant of the county. The sentiment which prompted the invitation appreciation of the unflagging interest evinced by his Lordship in everything appertaining to the volunteer force of the county—>was creditable alike to the Officers and to the noble Lord;—whilst the courteous acceptance of it, added one more to the many proofs of his Lordship's devotion to the glorious cause. We under- stand that. the creature comforts were of rare excel- lence and worthy of the occasion. THE MABBIAGE OF CRATVSHAY BAILEY, ESQ., JUN., only son of Crawshay Bailey, Esq., M.P., with the only daughter of the Count and Countess Metaxa, will, we understand, take place on Tuesday, the 29th inst., at Chel- tenham. The day will be observed as a general holiday, and great festivities will take place in honor of the the event, in the neighbourhoods of Nantyglo and Aberaman, the residences of the hon. member for our boroughs. HOMICIDE AT CAERLEON. In the report of Caerleon petty sessions in our last im- pression, it will be remembered, a case appeared in which five men, viz.: James O'Brien, James Powlson, Henry Barry, Michael O'Brien, and Jeremiah Madden, were charged with having committed an outrageous assault upon one Edmund Francis, and for which James O'Brien and Powlson were fined 50s., and Madden 20s.; Michael O'Brien and Barry being discharged. On the day follow- ing the hearing of the case (Wednesday), Francis,who had given evidence against his assailants on the previous day, grew much worse from the injuries he had sustained and the services of Mr. J. A. Morris, surgeon, were obtained for him. The symptoms gradually became more alarming, and on Thursday the patient was seized with lock-jaw. At this stage, the medical gentleman felt it to be his duty to give a certificate stating the unfortunate man's lire"was in danger, upon which authority the police pro- ceeded to again take the men into custody, Powlson, James O'Brien, and Barry being apprehended the same evening, and Madden, who upon hearing that the police were on the look-out for him endeavoured to conceal him. self at Cwmbran, was taken on Friday morning, at that place, by P.C. Bevan, the other man, Michael O'Brien, having, up to the presenttime, eluded detection. The four prisoners were, on Friday morning, taken to the bedside of the injured man, at Pontheer, in the presence of the Rev. William Powell, justice of the peace, when, after the oath had been delivered to him by the magis- trate, Francis identified the prisoners, and then deposed as follows: I was going home to Pontheer from Caerleon between 11 and 12 on the night of the 29th of August about a hundred yards from the turnpike gate, I saw Jas. O'Brien and James Powlson sitting on a gate; I said Good-night;" they said something, and James O'Brien struck me; we fought; O'Brien and Powlson both set at me; Powlson struck me in the eye with a stone in his hand; I was struck down three times; the last blow was given me by Powlson with a stone; the four prisoners were all there; I did not see either of them in the town that night. Having proceeded thus far, the magistrate returned to Caerleon, where the following additional evidence was taken:— James Ablart having been sworn, stated: I am a la- borer residing in the town of Caerleon on Saturday night, the 29th of August, about half past eleven o'clock, I heard quarrelling in the street; heard Edmund Francis say, there is not a man in Caerleon; they are all b- S--8 and b-- simples." The prisoner Powlson and Francis had words, after which the latter went away I beard the prisoners Powlson, James O'Brien, and Madden, with another man whom I don't know, agree to go after Francis and give him a threshing; they went up "Cross street, but Francis had gone up the town. Cross-examined by the prisoners: I did hear O'Brien threaten; I did hear Madden etgree with the others. Amos Duffield stated: I live at Caerleon; I recollect Se^u.-day, the 29th of August; between 11 and 12 that ni^h-o I was opposite Sergeant Povall's house in Caerleon; I heard the wife of Evan Jenkins and Francis have words; a11.; that I heard James O'Brien and Jas. Powlson agree to go after Francis, and give him a hiding; they called Madden and Barry to go with them they went all together up Cross street; I went up the road with some other boys; ,when we got near the turnpike, we heard a row, and upon going up, I saw Francis sitting on the ground bleeding; he rose up and fought with James O'Brien; all the pri- soners were there; I saw Francis down several times; I saw all the prisoners run away. Cross-examined by prisoners: I did hear you [O'Brien] say to go and meet him, and give it him. Henry Richards: I am a shoemaker living at Caerloon; I was going home when I heard a row on the common above the turnpike; I went as far as the gate when I saw a lot of men; I got into a field, and saw Francis and James O'Brien fighting, Francis struck O'Brien down, and Powlson picked him up; while I was there, I heard Michael O'Brien ask Francis to fight, and Francis said he would I then went away, and got on the road; all the prisoners ultimately ran away, and I saw Francis and Henry Harris lying on the road in a pool of blood. Edwin Harris, sworn: I was going home with Francis on the night in question; when we had passed the turn. pike gate, I saw James O'Brien and James Powlson sitting on a gate; Francis said "Good-night;" James O'Brien said, "You challenged the best man in Caerleon;" Francis replied, "Suppose I did, a poor fellow you be Jas.O'Brien thereupon sprang at Francis, and struck him down; I then received two blows in the face from Madden when Francis was down, all the prisoners were at him, and around him; I saw all the prisoners run away, and leave Francis lying on the ground; Francis was covered with blood. John Albert Morris: I am a surgeon residing in Caer- leon; I was called to attend Francis on Wednesday after- noofl; I found bin suffering from lock-jaw there was a scar under the eye, and a severe contusion of the face I think the lock-jaw was caused by the violence he received I now consider his life in great danger. On the application of Inspector Sheppard the prisoners were, at this stage, remanded until Friday, the 18th inst., bail being refused. The unfortunate man, Francis, lingered in great agony until Saturday night last, when death terminated his sufferings. By this time his head and body shewed fright- ful indications of the murderous treatment he had been subject to. An inquest upon view of the body was opened at tbe Pontheer House inn, on Monday last, before W.H.Brewer, Esq., coroner, and a very respectable jury, of which Mr. Thomas Powell, of Caerleon, was foreman. Mr. R. J. Cathcart, solicitor, Newport, appeared to watch the case on behalf of the prisoners. Edwin Harris, who was with deceased at the time of the assault, having identified the body, and reiterated his evidence as given above, the en. quiry was adjourned until Thursday, the 17th instant, to allow of a post-mortem examination being made. CABRLBON, TnuRsDA. Y. At the adjourned inquest held this day, after the above evidence had been recapitulated, and the deceased's depo- sition read over, John Albert Morris, being sworn, stated: I am a surgeon residing in Caerleon I was called on September 9th to attend Edmond Francis; I found his face very much swollen on the left side, and a great deal of congestion about the eyes; be was also suffering from lock-jaw; I saw him the following morning; the lock-jaw continued and had extended into the muscles of the neck; I attended him until he died, on the evening of Saturday the 12th; he died from lock-jaw, (tetanus) caused by the injuries be had received; on Monday the 14th, I made a post mortem examination of the body, I found all thE, internal organs in quite a healthy state, there was a small liquid in the heart, which also proved the kind of death deceased had died. The Coroner having briefly summed up the evidence to the jury, the latter, after a consultation of about three minutes, returned a verdict of Manslaughter against the five men, viz.: James Powlson, James O'Brien, Michael O'Brien, Henry Barry, and Jeremiah Madden. The Coroner's warrant committing them for trial on the charge, at the next assizes, was then issued accordingly. Mr Cathcart, who appeared on behalf of the prisoners, applied for them to be admitted to bail, but was refused. The prisoners will be taken before the magistrates to. morrow, (Friday). CHEPSTOW FLOWER SHOW. The second, and last, exhibition for this season, of the Chepstow and County of Monmouth Horticultural Society, was held on Tuesday last, in the courts of the time- honored Custle. We are glad to observe that the Society is, each suc- ceeding show, regaining more of its wonted popularity— especially is this noticeable with regard to amateur exhibitors-a pleasing fact, which, we think, may fairly be attributed, in a great degree, to the well-directed efforts of those in whose able bands the management is placed. No less pleasing is it to notice that the misunderstanding, which caused the majority of the nurserymen who had been in the habit of attending the show to withdraw their support on a recent occasion, has, by judicious mea- sures, been dispelled. The Cyfarthfa band was (by the kind permission of R. T. Crawshay, Esq., whose name has long been honourably known in connection with the Society,) in attendance, under the leadership of ivlr. Livesey, and discoursed a well-arranged programme of delightful music. The attendance of visitors Was about the average, and included members of some of the most distinguished families of the county. The successful competitors were, for the most part, exhibitors whose choice productions have enriched the tents at this Show on many former occasions, and upon the merits of which it will be needless to enlarge. The space at our command forbids our entering into an enumeration of the numerous interesting specimens exhibited, and we therefore content ourselves by giving the AWARD OF PRIZES. JUDGES.—Mr. Drummond (Bath), and Mr. Hodge (Chelten- ham), of Plants and Fruits—Mr. Sealey and Mr. Hobbs (Bristol), of Vegetables. FOR AMATEURS. FLOWERS.-3 Stove Plants—1st, Dr. C. W. Kerr, the Haie, near Newnham. 12 Exotics, variegated and ornamental-1st, Thomas Brown, Esq., Hardwick House; 2nd, Dr. Kerr; 3rd, W. -55. Esq. 6 varieties ITerns (erotica) in growing state -1st, Dr. Kerr; 2nd, Thos. Brown, Esq. 3rd,W. M. Seys, Esq. 6 Achimines—1st, Mrs. King, Portskewitt. 6 Scarlet Gera- niums—1st, Jas. Evans, Esq.; 2nd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. 6 Japan Lilies—1st and 2nd, Mrs. Sandford, Mounton. 12 varie- ties of Roses (single blooujs)—1st, B. M. Bradford, Esq.; 2nd, Hon. Mrs. Herbert, Llanarth; 3rd; Mrs. Sandford. 9 varieties ditto ditto — 1st, Mrs. Sandford 2nd, Mr. H. Baker. 6 Fuschias—1st, Mr. John Taylor, Courtend, Alvirgton 2nd, James Evans, Esq. 12 blooms of Dahlias (different varieties)- 1st, Mr. E. Alder, Cheltenham; Hon. Mrs. Herbert, Llanarth Court; 3rd, Mr. H. Baker, Backwell Hill, Bristol. 6 blooms ditto—1st, Mr. E. Alder; 2nd, Mr. C. Price, Mead, Tidenham; 3rd, none. 12 blooms ditto (fancy)-Istv Mr. E. Alder 2ud, Mr. H. Baker 3rd, none. 24 blooms German Asters, 12 varie- ties-1st, Mr. John Taylor, Courtend; 2nd, Major Noel, Clanria Falls 3rd, none. 12- blooms ditto, 9 varieties—1st, Major Noel; 2nd, ditto. 12 blooms French ditto, 12 varieties-1st Thomas Evans, Esq., Tutshill; 2nd,. Mr. John Taylor; 3rd, none. 9 blooms ditto ditto, 9 vadeties-bt, Thomas Evans, Esq. Mr. John Taylor. 6 Cockscombs, in pots-1st, Mr. John Beyzant; 2nd, James Rennie, Esq. 12 Hollyhocks-lst, Hon. MLS. Herbert; 2nd, B. M. Bradford, Esq. 12 varieties Ver- benas, cut flowers, 4 stems -1st, Dowager Countess Dunraven, Clearwell Court; 2nd, Mr.E. Alder; 3rd, Hon. Mrs. Herbert. 18 varieties ditto, ditto, ditto—1st, Mr. H. Baker; 2nd, Mr. E. Alder; 3rd, Hon. Mrs. Herbert. 6 Balsams, in pots—1st, J. Kennie, Esq., Maindee Park, Newport 2nd, none. Orna- mental Basket of Plants—1st, Mrs. King, Portskewitt; 2nd,TV. Æ. Seys, Esq.; 3rd ind 4th, none. Ornamental Basket of Cut Flowers—1st, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 2nd, Mrs. King; 3rd, W.Æ. Seys, Esq. Collection of 24 Wild Flowers, named-no competi- tion. Specimens of British Ferns-Mr. Jas Foster. FRUITS.—Pines—1st, 11. T. Crawshay, Esq., Cyfarthfa Castle. Black Grapes, not less than 2 bunches—1st, Lord Tredegar; 2nd, R. T. Crawshay, Esq.; 3rd, T. Brown, Esq. White ditto— 1st, R. T. Crawshay, Esq.; 2nd, Mr. John Robinson, Hewels- fieldCourt; 3rd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Ditto, out-door-lst, Mr. Sidney Roberts 2nd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Melons-1st, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 2nd, ditto; 3rd, Thomas Evans, Esq. Plate of 6 Peaches—1st, Rev. R. Vaughan Hughes,; 2nd, J. P. Carruthers. Esq.; 3rd, Dr. Kerr. Plate of 6 Nootarines-1st, J. Rennie, Esq.; 2nd, Rev. R. Vaughan Hughes,; 3rd, Mr. John Taylor. 12 Figs-lst, R. T. Crawshay, Esq.; 2nd, Lord Tre- degar 3rd, Mr. H. Baker. 12 Plums—1st, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 2nd, ditto; 3rd, Dowager Countess Dunraven. Dessert Pears, not less than 8—1st, Mr. H. Baker; 2nd, W. JE. Seys, Esq.; 3rd, J. Franks, Esq., MountBallan, Caerwent. Winter ditto, ditto- 1st, Mrs. King; 2nd, ditto. Cherries, not less then Ilb-Ist, W. Æ. Seys, Esq.; 2nd, Major Noel. Dish of Mulberries-1st, Mr. C. Price; 2nd, Mr. G. Waters, Chepstow. Dessert Apples, not less than 8-lst, J. Rennie, 2nd Mr. Perkins, Chepstow; 3rd, J. Rennie, Esq.; 4th, Mr. T. Perkins. Culinary ditto, ditto—1st, Mr. T. Griffiths 2nd, J. Franks, Esq. 3rd, Mr. T. Perkins 4th, Mr. P. Creese. Filberts, not less than lib—1st, Mr. John Taylor; 2nd, W. Æ Seys, Esq.3rd, Mrs. King. Nuts, not less than lib—1st, W. JE. Seys, Esq.; 2nd, Mrs. King. Gooseberries (extra prize)-Dowager Countess Dunraven. VEGETABLES. — Half-a-Peck of Potatoes—1st, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 2nd, ditto 3rd, J. Rennie, Esq. 2 Heads Brocoli- 1st, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 2nd, ditto. 4 Sticks Celery—1st, J. Rennie, Esq.; 2nd, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 3rd, ditto 4th, ditto. 12 Carrots—1st, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 2nd, ditto; 3rd, Mr. P. Creese, Chepstow; 4th, T. Evans, Esq., Tutshill Lodge. Tress of Onions-1st, Major Noel; 2nd, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 3rd, Mr. R. Hawkesford, Chepstow; 4th, ditto. 12 Parsnips—1st, Mrs. King; 2nd, Rev. R. Vaughan Hughes, Wyelands; 3rd, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 4th, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Basket of Vegeta- bles, 8 sorts—1st, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 2nd, Dr. Kerr'; 3rd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Dish of 12 Tomatoes—1st, Hon. Mrs. Herbert; 2nd, Lord Tredegar. 6 Red Beet—1st, Rev. R. V. Hughes 2nd, Hon. Mr. Herbert. Savoy Cabbage (extra prize) -T. Evans, Esq. FOR NURSERYMEN. FLOWERS.—18 CIUSteisofRoses-Ist, Messrs. Garraway and Co. —2nd, Mr. C. Brydges, Cheltenham. 18 single blooms ditto—1st, Mr.C.Brydges. 18 Dahlias, different var.-lst, Messrs.Garraway and Co.-2nd, Mr. J. Sealey, Bristol. 12 ditto, fancy varieties— 1st, Messrs. Garraway and Co. 21 German Asters, 12 varieties- 1st, Mr.J.Pillinger, Chepstow-2od, ditto-3rd, ditto. 18 French ditto, ditto—1st, Mr. C. Brydges. 24 varieties Verbenas, 6 stems in a bunch—1st, Mr. J. Pillinger—2nd, ditto. Stand of Dahlias-Mr. John Sealey highly commended. FRUITs.-Black Grapes—1st, Mr. J. Pillinger-2nd, ditto. Melons—1st, Mr. Pillinger—2nd, ditto. Apples (extra prize)— Mr. Pillinger. FOR COTTAGERS. Half-a-peck Potatoes—1st, 5s., Robert Parkman, Matherne- 2nd, 3s. 6d., 2s. 6d., J. Miles, Caerwent. 6 Parsnips— 1st, 5s., William Brown, Woodcroft—2nd, 2s. 6d., R. Parkman. 12 Carrots—1st, 5s., W. Brown-2nd, 2s. 6d., J. Miles. 6 Gar- den Turnips—1st, 3s. 6d., J. Stockham, Caldicot-2nd, 2s. 6d., R. Parkman. Kidney Beans—1st, 3s. 6d., Patrick Driscoll, Woodcroft-2nd, 2s. 6d., R. Parkman. Tress of Onions—1st, 5s., G. Shepherd, Portskewitt—2nd, 3s. 6d., R. Parkman—3rd, 2s. 6d., J. Appleby, Woolastone. 2 Heads Savoy Cabbage—1st, 3s. 6d., G. Shepherd-2nd, 2s. 6d., J. Miles. Dish of 6 Apples —1st, 3s. 6d., J. Miles—2nd, 2s. 6d., Elijah Sayce, Tidenham. Dish of 6 Pears—1st, 3s. 6d., Elijah Sayee-2nd, 2s, 6d., ditto. Basket Cut Flowers—1st, 5s., George Price-2nd, 3s. 6d., R. Parkman—3rd, 2s. 6d., P. Driscoll. Basket Vegetables, 6 sorts —1st, 5s., R. Parkman-2nd, 3s. 6d., W. Edwards, Matherne- 3rd, 28. 6d., J. Cooksley, Crossway Green. SPECIAL ruizes FOR COTTAGERS. Ifost Ornamental Basket of Fruit and Vegetables. Awarded subject to Rule 12. £1 Is., given by Colonel Somerset, M.P. for MonmoutAshire-J. Miles. Basket of Fruit, grown by a cottager in Monmouthshire. Subject to Rule 12. 5s., given by Miss Bedford, Stoulgrove House. — R. Parkman. Basket of Vegetables, 6 sorts, not more. Given by the Inhabl-. tants of Caldicot, for Cottagers in that parish. 1st, 7s. ad., R. Squibbs — 2n4* 5s., J. Stockham — 3rd, 2s. 6d., R. Squibbs. Basket of Vegetables, 6 sorts, not more. Given by the Rev. T, Hollier, Curate of Mathern, for Cottagers in that parish. 1st lOs" R. Parkman—2nd, 6s., W. Edwards-3rd, 4s., Hannah Watkins. Basket of Vegetables, 6 sorts, not more. Given by the Inhabitants of Tidenham, for Cottagers in that parish. 1st, 7s. 6d., W. Brown-2nd, 5s., G. Price-3rd, 2s. 6d., ditto. EXTRA PRIZES.—Wild Flowers—H. Ellaway. Asters-G. Godsall. Vegetables-G. Godsall. Device (Swiss Scene)-C. E. Janes. Device (ditto)-W. Harris. SPECIAL PRIZES. Collection of 12 Stove and Greenhouse Plants, given by the Inhabitants of Chepstow, open to All England—1st, X3 St., Dr. Kerr-2nd, zC2 2s., T. Brown, Esq.—3rd, jEl Is., W. Æ. Seys, Esq. (Calceolarias, Fuschias, Orchids, and Pelargoniums were excluded from this eollection.) Stand of 24 Bunches of Roses, of different names, not more than three stems in a bunch, with their own foliage and buds. Given by the Wye Steam Packet Company. Open to all England. £3 3s.—Garraway and Co. Stand of 24 Dahlias. L2 2s., given by the Wye Steam Packet Company. Open to All England—Mr. J. Sealey. Stand of 36 Dahlias. Open to All England. 1st, E3 3s., given by T. Brown, Esq., Messrs.Garraway and Co.-2nd, £11s., given by the Society, Mr. T. Hobbs, Easton, Bristol. 8 Fuschias. ze2 2s., given by Mr. J. P. James, George Hotel, Chepstow. Amateurs only -Dr. Kerr.. 6 Cockscombs, in pots. £ 2 2s., given by the Rev. F. Lewis, St. Pierre. Amateurs only—Mr. J. Bezant. Collec- tion of Lycopodiums, six varieties, in pots or pans. 10s. 6d., given by Mr. Pillinger, nurseryman, Chepstow. Amateurs only-Dr. Kerr. Dish of Peaches and Nectarines, not less than twelve of either sort. Amateurs only. given by Capt. Savery—Major Noel-J. Rennie, Esq., commended. Basket of 6 different Fruits, viz. :—1 bunch of black grapes, 1 ditto of white ditto, 6 peaches, 6 nectarines, 1 melon, and 6 pears. £2 2s., given by Mrs. Ward, Beaufort Arms Hotel, Chepstow. Open to All England—R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Collection of Gourds. 10s., given by Dr. Kerr. Amateurs only-Hon. Mrs. Herbert. Collection of Vegetables, not less than eight sorts. 1°" given by Dr. Kerr. Amateurs only-Hon. Mrs. Herbert. Stand of Cut Gladioli, 9 spikes, different varieties. El,given-by the Rev. Edward Freke Lewis, Portskewitt. Amateurs only— Hon. Mrs. Herbert. Basket of 6 Different Fruits, Amateurs only. 91 Is., given by F. Levick, Esq-J. Rennie, Esq. 12 French Asters., different varieties. Open to amateurs. £1 Is., given by J. Lawrence, Esq., Crick House-Mr. J. Taylor. 12 Dahlias, different varieties. Open to amateurs. £1 Is., given by John Franks, Esq., Mount Ballan—Mr. T. Hobbs—Mr. E. Alder highly commended. 12 Hollyhocks, different varieties. Open to amateurs. 10s., given by the Innkeepers of Tinterll- Hon, Mrs. Herbert. Basket of Scarlet Geraniums. Amateurs only. 10s., given by Mr. T. Griftiths-J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Device of any kind. Open to All England. jEl Is., given by the Society-Afr. J. Bezant. Floral Device. Open to All England. El, given by 20 Subscribers of Is. each, collected by the Clerk-Hon. Mrs. Herbert. Collection of 12 British Ferns, different varieties, in pots. Amateurs only. 10s. 6<1., given by R. C. Jenkins, Esq., Beachiey Lodge-Mr. J. Foster. Stand of 12 bunches of Annuals, cut flowers, named, different varieties. Amateurs only. 10s. 6d., given by R. C. Jenkins, Esq.-Dowa- ger Countess Dunraven. Stand of 12 Cut Specimens of Wild Ferns, named. Open to All England. 5s.-Mr. J. Foster. 6 Begonias. Amateurs only. £1 Is., given by Mrs. Curre, Itton Court—Dr Kerr. Certificate of Merit for Device of Fruit- T. O. J. Brooke.
USK. FUNERAL op ME. JAMKS WILLIAMS.—On Tuesday last, the mortal remains of our late respected and much lamented townsman, Mr. James Williams, were borne to their resting place in Usk Churchyard, attended by a number of the principal tradesmen and others of the town and neighbourhood. The procession moved from the house shortly after twelve o'clock in the following order:- Undertaker-Mr. H. Nicholas. Rev. S. C. Baker (vicar). Rev. George Thomas. Surgeon-A. J. Shepard, Esq. Mr. W. Bull. Mr. James Parker. — Herbert Williams. — W. Stephens. FALL BKARERS. PALL BKAKKRS. Mr. W. Thomas. t-i Mr. W. H. Bosworth. — W. H. Clark. PH — J. Keats. — J. Etlwards. g — T. Dunn. — W. Price. 53 — J. Merrett. MOURNERS. Mr. J. Me.Gowan. Mrs. Williams. J. F. Powell. Mr. J.Benjamin. — F. C. Baker. — J. Jones. — Charles Williams. — Gould. Master W. Jones. — J. H. Prosser. Messrs. Richardson, W. Powell, and King. Miss Norris. Miss Burrington. Domestics, and other employees. Other inhabitants of the town and neighbourhoo d. The route to the Churchyard bore testimony of the universal sorrow of the inhabitants at the loss of one who had dwelt so many years amongst them, and found such a prominent place in their esteem;—every shop being closed, every blind drawn, and the streets strewn, for thj greater part of the distance, with flowers and evergreens. The burial service was performed by the Vicar, a large number of persons being present in the Church, and at the side of the vault.
ABERGAVENNY. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Hon. W. P. RODNEY, the Rev, JAMES FARQUHAR, and W. W. MANNING, P. C. H. WILLIAMS, T.DAVIES, and J. C. HILL, Esquires. CHARGB OF ASSAULT.-Mary Gane was charged with having assaulted Lydia Brewer. Complainant stated that defendant and her sister came into her house on Satur- day night last, and called her over," when she (complai- nant) ordered them out, upon which defendant struck her in the face. Upon being interrogated, complainant acknowledged having pushed defendant before the latter struck her. Defendant, in defence, said, she was not inside the house, but was standing atthe door, when complainant pushed her twice, after which, she (defendant) gave her a slap in the face. The Chairman remarked, after hearing a witness in corroboration of defendant's statement, that they were both to blame, and must pay the costs, 10s., between them. CHARGES AGAINST A TIMBER HAULIEB.—Richard Pitt was charged on the information of Ferdinand Capel Haabury Williams, Esq., with refusing to discover his true christian name, he then being the driver of a certain tim- ber carriage, the name of the owner not being painted thereon, as required by law. He was also charged with obstructing the turnpike road. Wm. Roberts, a servant in the employ of Mr. Williams, deposed that he was riding in a dog cart driven by his master, on the 2nd inst., on the Monmouth road, when they overtook defendant with a timber-carriage the carriage being on the "off" side, and the horses across the road; witness jumped down and tried to draw the horses off, but defendant drew the "leader" across, so that the dog-cart was grazed by the timber car- riage in passing. Defendant refused to take his horses out of the way, and called Mr. Williams by very bad names; he also refused to give his name when asked by Mr. Wil- liams. Mr. WiLliams corroborated the statement of his servant, and added that there appeared to have been a name on the timber carriage, but it was not legible. De- fendant, in defence, sai i he was not aware that he met Mr. Williams; he had driven through five counties during 36 years, and had never insulted any gentleman on the road before, and he did not know what possessed him to dol it now. The Chairman explained to defendant that there were three charges against him, viz.: for refusing to give his name, for not having the owner's name on the carriaige, and for obstructing the road. Defendant had no other defence than that stated, but added that he could not have been drunk, as he had only had two pints of beer that day. The Chairman, in addressing the defendant, said, in all his experience on the bench, he had not had a more aggravated case before him the only mitigating circum- stance was the defendant now expressing his sorrow for his conduct, and this had great weight on the minds of the bench in decreasing the amount of the fines, heavy as they would be. Defendant was convicted in 10s. and costs io each case,—amounting in the whole 10 £3 3s., to be levied by distress, if necessary, or, in default, 21 days hard labor on each charge. ROBBING A MASTER,-Elizabeth Lever, a respectable looking girl, was charged with robbing her employer, Wm. Morgan, farmer, Bottom farm, Llanover Lower, of money, and various other articles. The prosecutor deposed that the prisoner was in his employment as servant. On the 13th of August last, be lost the key of a writing desk, having had it open on the previous day when there was B16 10s. in gold, a half-crown, and a threepenny piece in it. The prisoner left on the 1st of September; and on Wednesday last (the 9th inst.,) the writing desk was broken open, when only B9 in gold was left. There were several other things also missed after prisoner had left; amongst them being a snuff box, in which the key of the writing desk had been kept for the last seven years, and also a scent bottle, a pair of bracelets and a silver mounted pipe. Sarah Morgan, sister to prosecutor, stated that about a week before prisoner gave warning, she wanted witness to advance some money for her to buy a dress; at the time she left, there was only 3s. 6d. coming to her on ac- count of wages, which was paid on Friday, the 4th of Sept. Witness identified a scent bottle produced, as one of the articles missed from prosecutor's home. Witness also pro- duced a brooch, which she had seen fastened in prisoner's petticoat, under her frock, one morning, whilst milking, and which the latter, after being accused of stealing it, re- turned. Edward Price, draper, Abergavenny, deposed that prisoner purchased goods to the amount of £ 3 5s.6d. at his shop, on the 1st of September. John Clement, a youth serving in the shop of Mr. Conway, grocer, deposed; that prisoner purchased at his master's shop, on the 1st Sept., a side and a half of bacon, of the value of 19sef or 18s.6d., for which she paid with a sovereign. P.G< Thomas deposed that he searched the house of prisoner's father; at Nintyglo, on the 10th inst., when he found the scfent bottle produced. The prisoner pleaded not guilty; and Was committed for trial at the next quarter sessions. ROBBING AN ORCHAILD-WM. Jones, 16, and Peter Prosser, 8,were charged with stealing pears from an orchard belonging to Elizabeth Watkins, farmer, Govilon. P.C. James proved to catching the prisoners in the act of taking the pears, some of which were found on their persons. After being reprimanded (especially the elder prisoner, for treating the matter so lightly), the prisoners were allowed to go, upon promising not to repeat the offence. ROBBERY IN A BROTHEL.—Ellen Dempsey and Chas. Jones were charged with robbing Nicholas Tate. It ap- peared prosecutor arrived in Abergavenny, from Sirhowy, by the last train yesterday evening, and in the course of his rambles about the town, met with the female prisoner, whom, alter visiting a public house with her and her husband," he accompanied to her house for the ostensible purpose of having supper; shortly after reaching there, the female began unlacing his boots for him to go to bed; but he said he would not stop; whereupon she thrust her hand into his waistcoat pocket, and eased him of 92 5s. and some coppers, amongst which was a farthing. The male prisoner then carne in with another man, and turned him (prosecutor) out into the street. P.C. Dunn proved to finding the prosecutor lying in Ireland street, about 12 o'clock last night. After hearing prosecutor's statement, witness took several girls before him, and he picked out the female prisoner, as the one who had robbed him. P.C, Kennedy, on searching the house occupied by the prisoners, found dSl 12s.7id. in gold, silver, and copper, amongst it being a farthing, concealed under the roof. The prisoners pleaded guilty, aud were sentenced to 4 months hard labor each. AN UNGRATEFUL SON.-Henry Maddocks was charged with committing damage to the extent of not exceeding ¡f;;5 to a door, belonging to his mother, Mary Maddocks, with whom he resides. It appeared defendant came home on the night of Monday week, rather the worse for drink, and insisted upon sleeping in the front room, which room he was not in the habit of sleeping in, and upon his mother turning the key in the door to prevent his going in there, he burst the door open, the damage to which had been valued at 5s. He had frequently uttered threats towards his mither,who said she had supported him for a long time, and that she had been afraid to stop in her own house with him, having been obliged to sleep elsewhere for the last nine nights. Ann Hurd, who lodged with complainant, corroborated the statement of the latter, and added that she had not seen defendant sober for six weeks. In his defence, defendant said his mother had forged his name for zC300, and that she was in the habit of locking strange men in the bed-rooms, which was the cause of the quarrel. Upon the questions being put to complainant and her witness as to the truth of defendant's statements, they said they were without the slightest foundation; and the complainant added that defendant would have been taken to the Asylum, but she prevented it, although he was" fit enough to go there." The Chairman, in disposing of the case, told defendant he might, when sober, be a harmless man, but he rtas addicted to drink, and had threatened his mother, from which she was placed in bodily fear, the decision, therefore, was that he enter into his own recog- nizances of dElOO, and find two sureties of £50 to keep the peace for 3 months.
BLAENAVON. CAMPANOLGY.—An entertainment was given at the Town Hall, on Thursday evening last, by a "band of brothers" [_?] skilled in the above art. The programme comprised a capital selection of music, which was per. formed in a very creditable and satisfactory manner, and drew forth rounds of applause from the audience. The only sacred piece in the selection was Hanover "-the 104th Psalm, which was played remarkably well. The dif- ferent chords were struck with peculiar accuracy, although the notes necessarily sounded as if staccatoed. The atten- dance was very good.
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COUNTY COURT, TUESDAY, before Judge HERBERT. The only case ot public interest was the following VIOLENT ASSAULT CASH. Wm. Parkhouse v. Wm. Williams, and wife. Plaintiff sought to recover £50, as damages for injuries sustained by an assault. I Mr. Simons, of Merthyr, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Cathcart, Newport, for defendant. We have not space for the evidence in the case, which was of a very lengthy nature, but the facts will be gathered from the addresses of the attorneys, given below. In opening the case, Mr. Simons said—I am in this case for the plaintiff, who is a shoemaker living in this town. The defendant is also a shoemaker, and I believe the truth to be, that the violent assault of which I complain, had arisen in consequence of some rivalry in trade between these parties. Now, the circumstances of the assault are shortly these: The plaintiff, on the night of Friday, tho 21st of August last, had to take some work to a man's house-a shoemaker's—to be done for himself. The man keeps a kind of beer-house, and the defendant happened to be there at the time. Both plaintiff and defendant stayed there some time, the defendant leaving first. After the defendant had left time enough to reach his house, the plaintiff left. On his way home, near to a place called the Mason's Arms, he found the defendant waiting for him. The defendant met him on the road, and immediately addressed some exceedingly provoking words to him. The plaintiff desired to be left alone, upon which the defendant seized him by the collar, and hit him. Plaintiff endea- voured to secure the defendant, to wrestle with him, and get out of his grasp, but the defendant struck him to the ground and beat him. This was near the defendant's house, and he called out to a son of his to come to his assistance, upon which the son and the mother—the defendant's wife-rushed out of the house, the mother having a boot in her hand, and they and another son immediately made an attack upon the plaintiff, who, by this time, had been raised from the ground by a witness who came up. His Honor—The wife acted under her husband's insti- gation, and would, therefore, not be liable, and her name should be struck out. Mr. Simons—J think she is liable under the Act. How" ever, it does not matter much. His Honor—The wife acted in the presence of her hus- band, and at his command. Mr. Simoos-She did not act only by his instigation. His Honor—There's no difference about that. Mr. Simons—No. However, the man had been raised from the ground. The defendant, his two sons, and wife immediately attacked him, got him on the ground, and again injured him. From the interference of people, the plaintiff was got from their grasp and I think that if he had not been, it is probable they would have done him such injury as would have rendered them liable to a very serious criminal charge. Plaintiff was got up and re- moved into a house, and he was covered with blood, which was flowing copiously from his nose, mouth, and finger, the latter of which had been severely bitten and he was so injured that he was incompetent to follow his occupation for several days. Well, your Honor, we ask in this case for the full measure of damages which the County Court has jurisdiction to assess, and we think we are entitled to them—especially when defendant's previous conduct to- wards plaintiff is taken into consideration—conduct which shews the object and guide of the defendant in committing this assault. Of course, evidence of a previous assault is not, in this action, evidence at all, but it will shew the motive-that which moves the man-that led to the com- mission of the outrage of which we complain. We will shew that on a previous occasion he assaulted the plaintiff, who left him untouched and took no proceedings; and he then (shewing the bitterness that moved him) used malignant observations to the plaintiff. Now, I may mention that upon the occasion of the assault—on the occasion of the 21st of August-the defendant did that which appears to me an exceedingly base and outrageous thing to have done towards the plaintiff—considering the position of plaintiff in this town. He referred to a circumstance in the plaintiffs history-a painful one—and one which should not have been adverted to indiscriminately. He referred to the fact, which I will not with-hold from this Court, that some years ago plaintiff was charged and convicted of an offence, and on the night in question the defendant began his out- rage upon the plaintiff by adverting to that circumstance in his history. But, although convicted of the offence, and punished for it, I may say that he has since been sup- ported by gentlemen of position in this neighbourhood,who evidently consider him to be so little culpable, although he was, perhaps, legally culpable, that they have unhesita- tingly taken their work to him. Plaintiff is really a respectable tradesman, and is respected in the town, and there had not ever been an imputation made against him before the period referred to. Adverting to that cir- cumstance shewed the ill mind of the defendant, and the bad spirit that influenced him, and shows that he, being influenced by that spirit, was under no disposition to control his vituperation by either words or actions. If I prove these facts, I have no doubt but you will deciae in my favor. Looking at the circumstances, I think the full measure of damages should be awarded;—for unless such violence be restrained by the infliction of heavy dama- ges, the consequence will be that people will be in- duced to take the law into their own hands, and there is no knowing what the result would be since aggressions of this kind would become more numerous. Mr. Simons then called the following witnesses in sup- port of his statements, viz.: the plaintiff, Ebenezer Sumner, Frederick Probyn, Thomas Smith, Edward Croom, and Mr. Cuthbertson. After the evidence of these witnesses had been taken, Mr. Cathcart said: There is a great conflict of testimony in this case. CHis Honor Very strange if there was not J. Yes. It is true, I believe, that these parties are living in the same tdwn, and are in the same trade, and it is also true, as suggested by my learned friend, that there is some rivalry in trade between them; but I am told, and Mr. Williams is here to speak for himself, that the state of his trade is not such as to cause him to be uneasy about Mr. Parkhouse, who, he believed, could do him no Injury, not- withstanding he occasionally works for two officers of a rifle corps, in which he is a member It seems very strange that my learned friend should have brought up a cir- cumstance that occurred at so remote a period as 16 months ago, for the purpose of influencing your Honor's mind in the matter of damages, and I think it very strange for him to blazon to the world plaintiff's unfortunate de- linquency. I did not intend to speak of it. However, I think that had there been any animus on the part of the defendant, he would have had many opportunities to display it since the affair 18 months ago. I think there was no harm for the defendant to say to plaintiff, If you get,my men away from me, I will see which is the best man of the two that being sufficient cause. Now, these parties meet at the public house, where nothing occurs to create any animus on the part of my client. I ask, therefore, why he should have committed this assault. He leaves the house first; there is nothing proved to have taken place between them, no communication with the workman which was in Williams' employ, and nothing occurred to exeite my client; and yet he is said to be the man who committed the assault. Now, I will prove that plaintiff committed it, and led to all subsequent circumstances of which I bave to complain. Mr. Cathcart then went on to argue that the observation attributed to defendant, was not the commencement of the quarrel, but was in reply to a very insulting observation made by the plaintiff towards defendant, and which was accompanied by the shaking of money by the plaintiff as he was passing the defendant, and that after much abusive language on both sides, plaintiff made the first assault by shoving defendant with his elbow; the fight then ensued, in which it was evident his client had not the advantage as the plaintiff wished to make believe, from the fact of his calling for assistance, which brought his wife, who received a violent blow from the defendant, resulting in her having a black eye the next day. In referring to the matter of the finger, the speaker remarked: I am told by my client that it is a practice, but one, I hope, that is more honored in the breach than the observance, when a person is fighting, and gets savage, he tries to get a finger in his antagonist's mouth. [His Honor-I hope that's not after the manner of Gwentj, Well, I am told that that was the practice attempted tin the present occasion, that plaintiff got his finger in the defendant's mouth, to tear it from the inside. This caused considerable pain, and Mr. Williams says he did his best to get rid of the finger, and consequently bit it. With. regard to motive, Mr. Cathcart submitted that there was no malignity on the part of his client, but that the part he had taken in the affair arose on the spur of the moment. Witnesses were then called on defendant's behalf, and His Honor, in summing up, said—I sball say only a few words on this painful case. It is one of a common class, and in most of such cases I experience a difficulty to determine who commences the assault, but in the present case, I am disposed to think that it was defendant; the plaintiff states that he was taunted with his conviction at Usk. Now, I don't it is at all probable that he should have concocted that, since it would bring his delinquency to the public eye I believe that that was the commenllement of the quarrel. There is no doubt that the defendant had a bad feeling towards the plaintiff, by his saying that if he interfered with his men and trade he would punish him, and he does not deny that; nor does he deny that on one occasion he offered plaintiff a sovereign to strike him. I put the question to him, and he said that he did not remember saying anything of the kind. Now, if a man had not said so, he would give his denial in very strong language. After a recapitulation of defendant's state- ment, His Honor proceeded Looking at all the circum- stances of the case, I come to the conclusion, though I do so with some doubt, and am very sorry that I have not a jury to share the responsibility, and to assist me in assessing the damages, that the plaintiff is entitled to be recompensed for the actual injury sustained, and the expense he has been put to for a medical man; for the loss he has sustained by not being enabled to follow his trade, and be paid something for the suffering he has experienced, and for the ignominy he has sustained by the attack upon him. Taking all these circumstances into consideration, I think the justice of the case will be met by defendant paying 95 as damages. I shall also allow witnesses and attorney.
PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY,…
PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, before C.H.WILLIAMS, Esq., and Lieut.-Col. BIRD. AN ALLEGATION OF UNJUST ASSESSMENT.-Upon the Magistrates' Clerk calling out Edward Jenkins, Mam- hilad, for non-payment of poor rate," Mrs. Jenkins, who seemed somewhat irate, ascended the witness box, and said her husband had not been summoned, and that she had merely come there to listen to a particular case. The Magistrates' Clerk (to Mrs. Jenkins)—The rate has been made, and you must pay. Mrs. Jenkins-Let me look at the book, and see what the rate is wanted for. Mr. Morgan—Her objection is that she is valued too high,which is not. the case. Mrs. Jenkins—It's 45 acres, and you. have 49 down; I'll have it tried at the Quarter. The bench-You had better settle it now. Mrs. Jenkins still passionately contended that the rate was an unjust one, and, by some acrimonious observations impugned the integrity of the Overseer, but, subsequently, her vehe- mence and wrath decreased, and she reluctantly paid the amount alleged to be due-XI 3s. 4Jd. 2 AssAULT.—Wm. Weeks (a sailor on board the Hector," which had recently arrived at Newport), was charged with assaulting Edmund Richards, of Sebastopol. Mr. Alex. Edwards appeared for the defence. It seems that defen- dant and his wife lodge with complainant, and that the former, upon coming home from sea found the complainant talking too familiarly with his (defendant's) wife. A pas- sionate conversation ensued, and defendant subsequently struck complainant. The bench felt disposed to deal lightly with the defendant, and discharged him upon pay- ment of 6d., complainant being ordered to pay the ex- penses incurred. AFFILIATION.—Margaret Lewis, Garndiffaith,v. Arthur Morgan, Glascoed. Mr. Alex. Edwards for defendant. The charge was dismissed, complainant having no corro- borative evidence. She said her witnesses had been bribed, but that she would endeavour to produce some testimony in a week or two, when she would summon defendant again.
CHEPSTOW. PETTY SESSIONS, before the Rev. R. WILLIAMS, and Captain SAVERY. RIOTOUSNBss.-Charles Jones (laborer, Chapel Hill), Edward Reece (laborer, of Penterry), Henry Martin (laborer, of Newchurch East), and John Bevan (laborer, of Newchurch East), were separately charged by P-C- Griffiths with being drunk and riotous, in a public thoroughfare in St. Arvans, on the 1st of September inst, Jones and Reece were fined 5s., with 6s.6d. costs Martin 5s., and lls.3d. costs; and a distress warrant was issued against Bevan, on account of his failing to pay his fine and costs. POACHING.—George Stephens (laborer, of Newchurob East) was charged by John James, Itton, with unlawfully using two wires and a gin, for the purpose of taking game. Fined dSl, with 16s. costs. WILFUL DAMA.GE.-Eiiza Jones (wife of Thomas Joaetb laborer, Shirenewton) was charged by Wm. Powell, farmer, Shirenewton, with breaking a part of a fence, the damage done being of the amount of Is. Fined Is., injury Is., and costs 13s.6d. RAILWAY OFFENCE.—Luke Adams (farmer, Redwick) was charged by George Fraser, inspector of the Great Western Railway Police, with travelling in a carriage of the Great Western Railway Company, without having paid his fare, with intent to avoid the payment thereof, on the 27th of August, 1863. Adjourned to October 1st, 1863. Defendant said he could bring witnesses to prove that he had paid his fare, but had forgotten to take up his ticket at Portskewett. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM HEME* CT.AKK, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Usk. in the County Of Monmouth, September 19, 18G3,-SECOND ECIUOK,