— —. Uppatntmcnts. Tuesday Caerleon Petty Sessions. "Wednesday.Bedwellty Fair. Thursday Tenders for Supplying Abergavenny Lunatic Asy- lum with Provisions to be sent in. Friday Caerphilly Fair. TTsk Petty Sessions. Sale of Farming Stock at the Court Farm, Llan- vetherine, by Mr. George Pye. Saturday Pontypool Fair. Mitcheldean Fair. Appointment of Medical Officer for the Raglan District of the Monmouth Union. 8th Mon. Rifle Volunteers. Monday .Company Drill in uniform, at 7.30. p.m.
i3írtbø. At Cross-street, Abergavenny, Sept. 26, the wife of Mr. Wm, Saunders, seedsman, &c., of a daughter. At Frogmore-street, Abergavenny, Sept. 9, the wife of Mr. C. Francis of a son. At Treherrinfarm, Dingestow, Sept. 24, the wife of Mr. John Jones of a son. At Raglan, Sept. 23, the wife of James Hopkins of a son. Carnages. At the Roman Catholic Church, Abergavenny, Sept. 17, by the Rev. Alfred Wilson, Richaxd Geary to Ann Martin, both of Abergavenny. At the Register Office, Abergavenny, Sept. 17, Alfred Eilis to Elizabeth Booth, both of Abergavenny. At the Roman Catholic Church, Abergavenny, Sept. 21, by the Rev. Alfred Wilson, Richard Whelan to Bridget Kennedy, both of Abergavenny. At the Register Office, Abergavenny, Sept. 25, George Morgan to Martha Evans, both of Blaenavon. At the Wesleyan Chapel, Abergavenny, Sept. 26, by the Rev. J. F. Masters, Charles Booth to Rosannah Nicholas, both of Abergavenny. iJeatbø. At Pontvpool, Sept. 24, Elizabeth relict of the late Mr. John B an ds, butcher, aged 78. At Chepstow, Sept. 23, the infant daughter of Mr. Thomas Griffiths, bookseller, &c.
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS. The Report of the Meeting of the Trustees of Roger Edwards Charity is unavoidably held over. ERRATUM.—In our announcement of the marriage of Crawshay Bailey, Esq., jun., in last week's impression, we were in error in stating the day fixed to be Wednesday, the 30th ult. This arose, our correspondent informs us, from its having been thus publicly announced in Cheltenham, for the purpose, he thinks, of averting too great a rush to the Church. It will be seen the ceremony took place on Tuesday, the 29th-the day named in our columns some weeks since.
MARRIAGE or CRAWSHAX BAILEY, ESQ., JUN. The Marriage of Captain Crawshay Bailey, only son of Crawshay Bailey, Esq., of Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, and Aberaman Park, Glamorganshire, the respected M.P. for the Monmouthshire Boroughs, with Miss Elizabeth Selina Metaxa, only daughter of the Count and Countess Baptiste Metssa, of Corinthian House, Bath Road, Chel- tenham, has for some time past been a general topic of conversation in that town, and the fashionable world generally, both from the wealth and the high social posi- tion of the contracting parties-the father of the bride' groom being, as is well known, the owner of several large and extensive iron works in the Monmouthshire and South Wales district, and a member of the banking firm of Bailey, Gratrex, and Co.; and the Count being a Greek noble, connected -with the British Embassy, who for many years past has resided at Cheltenham, having married the daughter of the late Captain Barrow, of that town. The auspicious event was duly solemnized on Tuesday last, the 29th inst., at St. Luke's Church, Cheltenham, creating, as nlightbe expected, no little.commotion in the town. About eleven o'clock, the friends of the bride and bridegroom began to arrive at the Church, which long before that hour was crowded to excess by fashionably dressed spectators, chiefly ladies, anxious to witness the ceremony, and sbew, by their presence, their respect for the fair young bride, whose amiable and engaging manners have won the esteem of all those who have had the plea- sure of her acquaintance. Hundreds were unable to gain admittance to the church, and were obliged to be content with such spots of vantage ground in the vicinity as afforded a view of the arrival and departure of the bridal cortege; there being not less than 1200 or 1400" persons inside the edifice, and nearly as many outside. Precisely at half-past eleven o'clock, the carriage con- taining the bride drove up to the doort, and immediately afterwards she entered, leaning on the arm of her father- the Count. She wore a superb dress of white moire antique, with berthe, trimmed with orange blossoms and jessamine; a rich Brussels lace veil (similar in design to that worn by the Princess of Wales) a handsome wreath of stephanotis and orange blossoms, and a splendid set of pearls. The bride was to have been attended by six bridesmaids, inclu- ding the Hon. Miss Bethell, daughter of Lord Westbury, but two of them were unavoidably absent; the bridesmaids present were Miss English, Miss Skelton, Miss Hawksley, and Miss Ada Brown (a.11 of Cheltenham), and they were attired in white tarlatan dresses, trimmed with blue silk and blue silk sashes, demi-wreaths of forget-me-nots and blush roses, and long tulle veils. The parties having taken their places round the altar, the ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Fraser Handcock, the incumbent of St. Luke's; the bride being given away by her father, and Capt. Lewis acting as the bridegroom's best man." Immediately the service was concluded, the chief actors in the ceremony adjourned to the vestry, when the usual signatures were taken, and other formalities observed, the fine toned organ pealing forth Mendelssohn's brilliant "Wedding March." The bridal party then returned to the Count's residence, where a sumptuous dejeuner was laid out, and served in Mr. Gunton's best style, the richly decorated and elegant bride-cake being placed in the centre of the table. The Health and happiness of the wedded pair" was proposed in a short and appropriate speech by the Count, and drank in bumpers by all present. "The Bridesmaids," and other toasts being duly honored. The newly married couple left Cheltenham early in the afternoon, preparatory to a tour through Scotland, and were accompanied by the good wishes of all by whom they are known. Among the guests present at the marriage ceremony and subsequent festivities, were-Sir Joseph R. Bailey, bart., and Lady Bailey; Countess Stenboch (Thirlestaine Hall, Cheltenham); Mr. Crawshay Bailey, M.P., and Mrs. Bailey; Captain Lewis, R.A.; Mr. and Mrs..Herbert Crawshay; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gratrex; W. W. S. Woodhouse, Esq.; Mr. and Mrs. James Greenfield (Leck- Lampton, near Cheltenham, and formerly of Brynderwen, near Usk); Captain and Mrs. Gwynne; Col. Seymour; Capt. St. Clair; Dr. and Mrs. Sutton; Capt. Mc.Gregor; Captain Newbury; Captain and Mrs. Brydges Captain and Mrs. A. T. Lefroy; Captain Robertson, R.A.; Mr. and Mrs. Forteath; Mr. and Mrs. N. Hartland; Mr. and Miss George Skelton; Mrs. D. W. Nash; Mr. and Mrs. Prole; Mr. Birch; Mr. Mc.Dooaid,&c.,&c. We understaudlhe Lord Chancellor Westbury, and M.Musurus (the Turkish Ambassador), were invited to be present, but the former was absent through indisposition, and the latter was prevented owing to an accident which his son has re- cently met with. The bells of St. Mary's rang out several merry peals during the day, in honor of the event, and in the evening the Count and Countess entertained a numerous and dis- tinguished party of guests at the Queen's Hotel, to a magnificent banquet, served by Mr. W. S. Davies (the proprietor), in a style seldom rivalled even in Cheltenham. We hear that the bridal presents were very numerous and oostly, comprising articles of vertû, ornaments for the drawing room, china, &c., and including valuable jjifts from the Lord Chancellor, Sir Joseph Bailey, and a hand- some carriage from the Count, in which the happy couple took their departure. As is natural to suppose, great festivities and rejoicings took place in honor of the interesting event, throughout the districts of this and the adjoining counties, where the works—the most extensive of the kind in the world—of out worthy parliamentary representative are situated, and which have, during a period of about half a century, under his, and his late brother's, proprietorship, contribu- ted so considerably to the prosperity of tlics; districts, by affording employment to many thousands of individuals- creating towns where formerly a few scattered cottages only, or no inhabitations at all existed and at the same time giving impetus to the trade of more distant towns. An idea of the prodigious magnitude of the works carried on by this Iron King," although probably an inadequate j one, may be formed when it is stated that the Nantyglo, one, may be formed when it is stated that the Nantyglo, and Beaufort works alone give employment to about 16,000 persons. It is but natural then to suppose, we say, that a people whose hearts should be overflowing with gratitude towards the man whose untiring industry and perseverance have been attended with such successful results, shpuld hasten to greet, with every demonstration of satisfaction, the union of the only son of such a father (who, in the ordinary course of nature, is destined to occupy the proud position his father has made for him) with a lady of sur- passing personal beauty, and whose character they have been led to believe is adorned by every womanly virtue. Without further comment, we will proceed briefly to note the principal features of the festivities in the different localities. At Nantyglo, about 120 ladies and gentlemen sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast, given by Mrs.Crawshay Bailey, I <id out in a spacious marquee in front of the Bush Hotel, and provided by the host of that hostelry (Mr. John Lloyd). The interior of the marquee was tastefully decorated with flowers, &c., and mottoes bearing on the event of the day, worked in blue on white flags. On the principal table was also exhibited an elaborately de- signed epergne, bearing a suitable inscription, subscribed for by the chief employees at the Works, at a cost of about £100, and intended as a present to the newly married couple. Toasts expressive of the object of the gathering were drank in sparkling champagne and other choice wines, which were served out AD LIBITUM. After the conclusion of the pleasures of the social board, dancing was commenced and continued with great spirit until an early hour on the following morning. The jounger branches of the community and the workpeople were not forgotten on the festive occasion, about four hundred of the former who attend the schools attached to the works being regaled with tea and cake, and about ten thousand of the latter were treated with a quart of beer each. At Nantyglo House, the domestic servants, relieved from their duties by the absence of the family, with their friends, celebrated the event with much rejoicing. On Thursday, the aged and infirm poor of the district were served by Mrs. Lloyd, of the Bush, with an.,ample supply of cake. At Brynmawr, rustic and out-door sports of various kinds were indulged in, the town being gaily decorated with flowers, evergreens, and flags, and in the evening a grand display of fireworks was exhibited. At Beaufort, the day was spent in similar enjoyment, but on a larger scale, the workpeople being given a partial holiday, and their pleasures liberally provided for. A public breakfast was also held, which was attended by the leading inhabitants; the outward demonstrations of joy were very profuse, consisting of decorations, cannon firing, music, &c., and fireworks at night. At Aberaman, in Glamorganshire, where Mr. Crawshay Bailey has works and a mansion, the latter of which, it is said, will form the residence of the young couple, a general holiday was observed, the workpeople being abundantly supplied with creature comforts," and their enjoyment promoted by out-door sports. Firing and decorations were also very general in this neighbourhood. At Abergavenny, arrangements bad been made by a committee of tradesmen, tor celebrating the event, in a manner commensurate with the esteem in which the family of the bridegroom has always been held in that town, and accordingly at an early hour cannon firing and bell ringing commenced, and was continued through- out the day, whilst many of the houses in the principal streets, and the tower of St. Mary's church, were decorated with flags. In the evening, a public dinner was held at the Angel, to which about 60 of the principal gentry, trades- men, farmers, and other inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, sat down. Mr. Philip Morgan placed before them a repast, which, both for the quality of the viands and the admirable manner in which it was served up, was well worthy of the occasion. Toasts and speeches connected with the event of the day, and eulogistic of the Bailey family, were introduced to the company, and enthusiastically received; and when at length, the hour for separation arrived, each departed homeward impressed with the conviction that in spending a few hours sociably together, they had been doing honor to one to whom honor was due. At Newport, the demonstrations were anything but what might have been expected from a town of its size, when it is considered how long and closely connected Mr. Bailey, sen., has been with its trade, to say nothing of its being one of the Boroughs for which Mr. Bailey sits in Parliament. Some of the vessels in the dock hoisted their bunting, and some of the shipping offices, and the Town Hall exhibited flags, the engines and carriages on the M. R. & C. Co's. lines of Railway were decorated, and these,with the exception of the explosion of some fog signals on the railways, and an occasional peal from the bells of St. Woollos, were the only outward manifestations of joy. A dinner was, we understand, held at thedCrown inn in the evening: In addition to those places we have named, demonstra- tions on a minor scale were observed at several other places in the miperal districts; in fact, the valleys throughout the length and breadth of that region resounded with the voice of merry-making, as they probably never have before.
MONMOUTH RACES. Stewards—The Earl of Annesley; Sir George Walker, bart., and ReginaldHerbert, Esq. Judge and CI,.rk of the Scales—Mr.'T. Marshall. Starter-Mr. Starling; JUDo
SECOND DAY—FRIDAY. The course was again honored with the presence of a large number of our county nobility and gentry with their friends, the attendance generally, being, as usual, larger than on the first day. The sport commenced about two o'clock, with The LADIES' PLATE, a handicap for all ages, of 50 sovs., given by the Ladies of Monmouthshire and neighbour- hood; the winner of a handicap after the declaration of the weights to carry 5lbs. extra. Any number of horses the property of the same owner allowed to run. Entrance 2 sovs. each, to go to the fund. One mile, one furlong. Mr. Adams' Wortham, 5 yrs., 8et.. 21bs (Langston) 1 Mr. W. Barnett's Ziugari, 6 yrs., 8st, 21bs. (Holman) 2 Marquis of Hastings'Odine, 8st. lib. (Judd) 3 Betting: 4 to 1 on Odine. Zingari led, with Odine alongside, and Wortham in the rear, until they arrived near the Grand Stand, a push was here made, Wortham rushed to the front, and Zingari left Odine behind. Won by half a length, same distance between second and third. The MONMOUTHSHIRE STAKES of 10 sovs. each, 5 ft., and only 3 if declared, with 50 sovs added. The winner to pay 10 sovs. to the fund. One mile, seven furlongs. (15 subscribers, 6 of whom paid 3 sovs. each.) Mr. F. Rowlands' Doncaster, 8st.21b.(Edwards) 1 Mr. Adams' Wortham, 7st. lib (Langston) 2 Betting: 7 to 4 on Doncaster. Wortham led twice round, both holding in as they passed the Grand Stand on arriving at the distance post, Doncaster passed his rival and won by three lengths. The WYE STAKES of 5 sovs. each, with £25 added. Six furlongs. Mr. Night's Nathalie, 2 years, walked over. The SOMERSET PLATE of 5 sovs. each, 2 ft. to go to the fund, with 1;50 added. Five furlongs; 21 subscribers. Mr. F. Jacob's Lufra, 3 years (Madement) 1 Captain Christie's Miss Julia, aged (Edwards) 2 Mr. J. Powney's Lady Williams (Deacon) 3 Betting: even on Miss Julia, 6 to 4 against Lufra, and 2 to 1 against Lady Williams (offered). Miss Julia led, with Lufra and Lady Williams side by side. Upon coming to the distance post, Lufra pushed and neared Miss Julia, and on arriving home she gave a stride which made her the winner by a head; the same distance existing between Miss Julia and Lady Williams. The BOBOUGH MEMBERS' PLATE, a handicap stakes of 3 sovs. each, 1 ft. to go to the fund, with 20 sovs. added by C. Bailey, Esq., M.P., for horses of all denominations. One mile, one furlong. Gentlemen riders; professionals 7ibs. extra. Mr. Powell's Barmaid, 3 yrs., 9st. 71b (Payne) 1 Mr. Brayley's Tonio, 5 yrs., XOst (Edwards) 2 Hon. P. Morgan's Fast Runner,5yrs., list. 71bs.(Owner) 3 Mr. E. Herbert's Whitehall, 3 yrs., 10st.(Mr. A.Williamsi 0 Mr. Brayley's Pearl Diver, 3 years, 9st. 71bs.(Mr. Wood) 0 Betting: 6 to 4 on Whitehall; 5 to 2 against Barmaid 3 to 1 against Fast Ronner; 5 to 1 against Tonio; 5 to 1 against Pearl Diver. Won easily. The HENDRE HURDLE PLATE of 5 sovs. each, 2 forfeit to the fund, with 926 added. Heats, one mile and five furlongs; (10 subscribers.) Mr. J. Davies' Bowman, 10st .1 w.o. Mr. Jones' Arlescott, 9st ,.2 D Mr. Adams' Wortham, list. 71b 3 D First Heat: Arlescott led round, but was headed half. way by Bowman. The horses again changed places at the second hurdle, but before the last was charged Bow- man took the first place and won easily. For the second heat Bowman walked over. Wortham was only started to complete the race. A MATCH for £200. Half a mile, over three flights of hurdles. Mr. W. R. B.Powell's Prince, list. 101b (Owner) 1 Mr. R. Herbert's Sir Cresswell, list. 101bs.(Mr, Rowlands) 2 The Prince led throughout and won well. Thus ended the Monmouth race meeting of 1863, and, whether we regard the high patronage accorded to it, or the capital arrangements of the managing committee, and the excellent manner in which they were carried out, the meeting must be pronounced to have been a complete suc- cess. In all probability a great acquisition will next year be attained by the addition of a desirable portion of ground, the purchase of which is under the consideration of the town council. The Stewardship for the year 1864 embraces the fol- lowing high and distinguished names: His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, Viscount Hereford, Lord Uxbridge, and the Hon. Wyndham Quin.
USK. TEA MEETING AT THE BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The annual tea meeting in connexion with the above place of worship, in aid of the fund for the liquidation of the debt thereon, was held on Monday last, the 28th ult. Tea was laid out in the chapel and vestry, which were decorated in a tasteful manner with evergreens and flowers, appropriate mottoes being displayed on the walls. The social repast com- menced at half-past four, and continued until nearly seven o'clock, about 250 persons partaking thereof. After full justice had been done to the tea and cake, which were of a first-class description, and appeared to give satisfaction to everyone, a public meeting was held in the chapel, which was opened by prayer by the Rev. Mr. Davies, of Llan- gibby. It was then proposed by the Rev. G. Cosens (the pastor), and seconded by the Rev. G. Thomas (Indepen- dent minister, Usk), that Mr. J. Williams, of the Steps Farm, Gwernesney, take the chair, which proposition was unanimously carried. Mr.Williams, after expressing him- self to the effect that they might have called upon a more efficient person than he was to fulfil the office of chairman, called upon the Rev. W. Morgan, of Glascoed, to address the audience, who, after dwelling upon the disposition of the human race to seek after pleasure and happiness, directed the attention of his hearers to the bible as the source of all true happiness. He was followed by Mr. Davies, of Llangibby, who amused his audience with a rather facetious address, towards the end of which he cen- sured what he was sorry to say he had seen too much of in Usk- viz.: flocks changing their pastors too frequently. Mr. G. Thomas followed Mr. Davies, stating that he had not come there to make a speech, but as he was there, he supposed he must say something. He took up the subject which Mr. Davies bad briefly alluded to, as above stated, enlarging it, and spoke of the duty of the members of a church towards their minister. Mr. Cosens then spoke of the desirability of a closer union between chris- tians of different denominations in the town. He did not so much look at the forms of religion as the reality — the changing of the heart' through grace; and he saw no reason why they should not merge any little difference in form, and unite in the grand object — the spreading of Christianity. A vote of thanks to the chairman, for his able conduct in the chair, was proposed by Mr. Cosens, seconded by Mr. Thomas, and carried unanimously. Votes of thanks were proposed by Mr. Cosens, and seconded by Mr. Davies, to those who had given their services in dres- sing the chapel and in preparing the tea, as well as to those who had sold tickets for their energy in disposing of them, both of which propositions were passed with perfect accord. The meeting was numerously attended, there being about 300 present. The proceedings were enlivened by singing between the addresses. The meeting termi- nated about nine o'clock, apparently to the satisfaction of everyone concerned. NOMINATION OF PORTREEVB.-At a meeting of burgesses held at the ves'ry, on Tuesday last, for the purpose, Mr. William Bull was proposed by Mr. John Stockham, and seconded by Mr. James Price, as a candidate for the office of Portreeve of the Borough for the year ensuing. Mr. Thomas Dunn was also proposed by Mr. Matthew Howell, and seconded by Mr. Lysond Williams but after some conversation, it was arranged that Mr. Dunn's name should be withdrawn, so that a poll was rendered unneees- sary. USK GAS COMPANY.—The general annual meeting of the above company was held at the Works, on Wednesday last. There were present: Messrs. Thomas Dunn (in the chair), John Edwards, A. J. Shepard, Herbert Williams, J. H. Clark, William Price, and J.' Richardson, directors; and Messrs. Charles Stockhand and Henry Lewis, share- holders. • The following reports were submitted to the meeting.— meeting.- "DIRECTORS' REPORT.—The annexed statement of receipts and expenditure for the past year is submitted for the considera- tion of the shareholders. The consumption for the present year has a very little exceeded that of last year, which is accounted for by the reduction of the rents from the turnpike trust and the borough fund; but the receipts for fittings have heen about £43 more than in 1862. The balance in the treasurer's hands is not quite so large as last year,which is accounted for by the heavy outlay incurred in laying down the new mains, and in erecting the new retorts. The directors congratulate the shareholders on the continued prosperity of the works, and recommend that a dividend of zC8 per cent. be declared upon the amount of shares. —-THOMAS DUNN, Chairman." MANAGER'S REPORT.—I have to report to the shareholders that the new main pipes have been laid down to my satisfaction, at a cost of £153 18s. lid. That the buildings are in good re- pair, as are also the working part, with the exception of the retort bed. That it will be necessary to put in two new retorts, at a cost of about £20, next spring. The gas-holder room is far too small to hold sufficient gas to ensure a continued supply during sessions, or at any other time when there is a great call for gas. I shall, however, be better able to speak on this point after the winter, and after experiencing the supply afforded by the new pipes, which will cause a greater consumption of gas.- JOHS CHERRY, Manager." The above reports having been adopted, and the state- ment of accounts passed, it was further resolved that the treasurer (Mr. D. E. Partridge) be authorised to pay the dividend recommended within fourteen -days from this date. Messrs. J. Richardson, Herbert Williams, J. H. Clark, D. E. Partridge, Michael Davis, W. H. Nicholl, John Edwards, and William Price were elected directors for the ensuing year, Messrs. A. J. Shepard, T. Dunn, and A. Waddington, who retired by rotation, were re-elected, and Mr. S. Churchill was elected in the place of the late Mr. James Williams. Mr. H. C. Griffin was elected the company's auditor for the ensuing year. PETTY SESSIONS, FEIDAT, before G. R. GEEENHOW- RELPH, and S. CHURCHILL, Esqrs. AFFILIATION.—Mary Waters, of Llangwm Ucha, sum- moned James Arnold, OfTrostrey Common, for the support of her illegitimate child. A long string of evidence was given, and Mr. Partridge appeared for defendant. Or- dered to pay 2s. per week, from 14th of August last, with costs. BREACH OF THE FISHEBY ACT.—Thomas Lewis and Thomas Morgan were charged with having in their posses. sion a spear for taking salmon. Adjourned to the 9th of October.
MONMOUTH. FATAL ACCIDENT.-On the night of Friday, the 25th ult., a man of the name of George Wilkes met with his death under the following circumstances. It seems that he retired to bed about 1fjj o'clock, at the Cross Keys public house, in a state of intoxication, and about 1, in attempting to descend the stairs, he slipped and fell to the bottom, thereby dislocating his spine. From this time he lingered until Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, when death terminated his sufferings. An inquest on the body was held on Tuesday, and a verdict ot "Accidental Death" returned. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—The scaffolding erected at the rear of Castle House gave way on Tuesday evening last, precipitating three men employed at the works to the ground, one of whom, named James Adams, had his back seriously injured, and his head was fractured by some pieces of timber falling upon him. He was carried to his home, Over-Monnow, where he now lies in a dangerous state. The other two men were able to continue their work.
TRELLECK. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, before JAMES DAVIES and S. C. BOBANQUET, Esqrs. EXCISE"OFFENCE.—Phoebe Reynolds, beer-house keeper, Cleddon, Trelleck, was summoned by Thomas Carter, supervisor for the Monmouth district, for selling beer without a license, at Penyvan fair, on the 8th of June. Defendant admitted the offence, and hoped the magistrates would deal as leniently as possible with her, as she had been accustomed to attend the fair in question, and was quite ignorant of the law respecting occasional licenses. Defen- dant was fined zC5, to be paid by Saturday. A GROUNDLESS CnARGE.-The defendant in the pre- ceding case was then charged at the instance of Ann Watkins for assaulting her, at the parish of Mitchel Troy, on the 4th of July last. This case had been adjourned from the last meeting. Complainant stated that she was returning from Monmouth with defendant on the day named, when the latter commenced using bad language, and pushed her fist into her (complainant's) face. William Swaine, witness for complainant, stated that he heard the parties using bad language, but did not see the defendant strike complainant. Mary Phillips was next called for the complainant, and corroborated her evidence as far as re- ferred to the bad language, but she saw no blows. Fanny Williams also appeared on behalf of complainant, and said she came from Monmouth with the parties. She heard bad language, but saw no blows struck. Case dis- missed, complainant to pay costs. ANOTHER CASE.—John Virgo was summoned by the complainant in the last case for assaulting her, in the parish of Mitchel Troy, on the 23rd of May last. These parties were allowed to settle matters between themselves, upon paying the costs, £1. DISPUTED RIGHT.-Martha Bessix, Llandogo, sum- moned Henry Muckford, Whiteloigh, Trelleck, for assaulting her, on the 20th of August; and also Harriet Muckford, wife of the first-named defendant, for mali- ciously breaking a pitcher, value Is.. Complainant's and defendants' land adjoin, and the dispute appeared to have arisen respectinga real or imaginary right of complainant's to water on defendant's land. They were allowed to settle out of court on paying costs. SETTLED.—James Lake, James Haydon, George Cam- bary, and Richard Williams, boys varying from 12 to 14 years of age, were charged with assaulting Esther Rest- ward, of Trelleck, on the 20th of Sept. Settled out of court.
RAGLAN. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, SEPT. 28th, before S. R. BOSANQUET, and J. A. HERBERT, Esqrs. PUBLIC HOUSE OFFENCE.—John Wysome, landlord of the Cross Buchan inn, Bryngwyn, was charged with hav. ing his house open for the sale of beer, between three and five p.m., on Sunday, the 30th ult. Fined 6s. and costs. ASSAULT.-William Watkins and William Powell, of Twyn-y-Sheriff, near Raglan, laborers, were summoned by William Lademan, laborer, of Llandenny, for committing an assault upon him, on the 13th inst. Settled out of court. TEESPASS.—James Shore, innkeeper, Abergavenny, was summoned for a trespass, in pursuit of game, on the estate of William Herbert, Esquire, in the hamlet of Clytha. The charge was withdrawn on defendant paying costs.
ABERGAVENNY. SEEIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Saturday last, an old inbabi. tant of the town, named Wm. Williams, residing in Mill. street, was walking along near his own house, by the aid of a crutch, when, treading on a pebble, he fell down, thereby breaking his leg. From his advanced age (between 70 and 80 years) and declining health, it is feared the unfortunate sufferer will not recover from the effects of the accident. ANOTHER ACCIDENT.—On Sunday last, a lad aged eight years, son of Mr. John Morgan, mason, Groffield, fell from a tree in h field near the Brecon gate, and broke his arm. Under skilful medical treatment we hear the sufferer is doing well. Considering the height he fell, it seems mira- culous that he was not more severely injured. THE FAIR, on Friday, the 25th ult., was very fully sup- plied with stock, especially horses and sheep, nearly 5000 of the latter being penned. Business operations were principally confined to transactions in breeding ewes. Store cattle too were pretty plentiful, and met with a fair demand; but in other departments business was said to be somewhat slow this remark more particularly applies to pigs, a large number of which was brought in. On the whole the fair was a very full one, and, for the first time, we believe, the accommodation afforded by the new cattle market was found inadequate. In the evening, a deal of drunkenness prevailed, as our police report will shew, POLICE COURT, SATURDAY, before W. W. MANNING, Esquire. THE DAY AFTER THE FAIE.—John Watkins, Llantillio Pertholey. John Harding, Llanelly, Edward Hogg, and William Lewis, Llanvair Kilgeddyn, were charged with being drunk and creating disturbances at the fair on the previous day, and were ordered to pay costs; Hogg and Lewis being ordered to pay fines of 2s. 6J. and 5s. res- pectively, in addition. VAGRANCY.—Lydia Williams, a prostitute, charged with committing an act of vagrancy, by sleeping in the open air, on the night after the fair, was committed for one month hard labor. INDECENCY.—Joseph Bowen, charged with being drunk and behaving himself indecently, on the morning after the fair, was committed for fourteen days. MONDAY, before J. C. HILL, Esquire. DRUNKENN KSB.—WM. Gardener and Daniel Maloney, charged with drunkenness, were remanded until the petty sessions. VAGEANCY.—Edward Cowley, musician, Merthyr, was charged with sleeping in an out-house, on the night of the 27th. He was ordered out of the town, and the money found upon him was forfeited towards the expenses. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Hon. W. P. RODNEY, the Rev. JAMES FARQUHAR, J. C. HILL, Esq., and THOMAS DAVIES, Esq., and the Hon. J. F. CLIFFORD BUTLER. JURY LISTs.-The Overseers of the different parishes attended, and attested on oath the lists of persons liable to serve on juries in their several parishes. CHARGE OF DESERTING SERVICE.-Thomas Hybert was charged with deserting the service of his master, John Farr, at Oldcastle. Mr. Baker appeared for the defen- dant. This case was before the court a fortnight since, when, upon the defendant agreeing to return to his service and complainant to take hitn back, the case was dismissed.' Defendant did return, and on the following Saturday he gave notice to leave on that day week, and then left, which constituted the present charge. Complainant stated that he engaged the defendant on the 30th of May last until the 14th of May, 1864, at 5s., per week, and he, therefore, refused the notice. Mr. Baker urged that it could not bo termed wilful desertion, inas- much as defendant clearly believed he was doing what was required of him in giving a week's notice. There was nothing to support the yearly engagement but Mr. Farr's statement, and it was denied by defendant that any time was named at the time of hiring. After some consultation, it was agreed with the consent of both parties that the ex- penses of the two hearings (15s. 6d.) and 10s. should be abated from defendant's wages, nothing on account of which had been previously paid, and the contract to be cancelled. A DISORDERLY CHARACTER.-Daniel Maloney was charged on the information of Supt. Freeman with being drunk and creating a disturbance. P.C. Cooke deposed that he heard a row in Market-house lane, on Saturday night, and on going to the spot, he found prisoner and his wife in hold of one another, and both covered with blood; but he did not see any blows pass. It was also elicited that prisoner was under the peace. Mrs. Smith, of the Market-house Tavern, and prisoner's wife came forward to prove that the wife struck prisoner first, and that he did not return the blow. The wife seemed anxious to take all the blame of the disturbance upon herself, and said the prisoner had behaved well since his discharge from gaol, never having attempted to strike her. It transpired that prisoner was in gaol for about a week, in July last, in de- fault of finding sureties, but was ultimately bailed out by Josiah Morgan and Paul Lewis. Prisoner, who said he had been locked up since Saturday, was strongly cau- tioned as to the consequence of his appearing at the court again, and dismissed upon promising to pay the costs. ANOTHER CASE.—Cornelius Reilly, alias Curley" who had been convicted in costs on Tuesday the 22ud, on a charge of creating a disturbance, and whose case was then adjourned until to-day for payment, was committed seven days to gaol in default AFFILIATION.—Noah Winstone appeared to answer to a summons charging him with being the father of the ille- gitimate child of Rebecca Eustance. Complainant not having her witnesses present, the case was adjourned for her to summon them to the next meeting. TBANSEEE.—A certificate for the transfer of the license of the Bell Inn from Henry Bath to William Williams was granted. A DOG STEALER.-After the conclusion of the sitting, Thomas Thomas, a navvy, was brought up before the Hon. J. F. Clifford-Butler, charged with stealing two dogs, the property of Henry Libbey and Alfred Williams, having just been apprehended, near Pontrilas, by P.C. Paske, and was remanded to the next petty sessions.
BLAENAVON. LECTURE.—On Monday evening last, the Rev. John Lewis delivered a lecture at the Wesleyan chapel, the subject of which was, Sierra Leone, or the White Man s Grave." The lecturer, after graphically describing the physical features of the country, entered with much pathos into the moral condition of its inhabitants, The chapel was crowded, and the lecturer appeared to give general satisfaction. The duties of chairman were ably performed by R. J. P. Steele, Esq. ADJOURNED INQUEST.—The inquest on the bodies of John Jayne and Wm. Vale, two miners, who were killed in the Coity pits, the former on the 17th ult., and the latter on the 23rd ult., was resumed on Monday last, at u the Railway inn. Lionel B ough, Esq., the Government Inspector of mines,Was in attendance. After the evidence had been duly deliberated upon, a verdict of Accidental Death was given, Mr. Brough complimented the minera agents upon the manner in which they gave their evidence, and exonerated them from all blame, as there appeared to be no neglect on their parts.
PONTYPOOL. RBMABEABH! DISCOVERY.-On Monday last, at the burial of an aged inhabitant of this town (Mrs. Hands, whose death is recorded in our obituary), at the church- yard of Trevethin, a most remarkable discovery was made. In the grave deceased was about to be interred, had previously been laid the remains of her son, and also those of her late husband; the .former in the year 1838. and the latter a year later, On the grave-digger comiug to the first coffin, it and its contents crumbled away, leav- ing exposed the coffin of the son; and on removing the lid of the latter, the fastenings of which had mouldered away, he was not a little disconcerted at seeing the form of the youth, to use his own words, as perfect as on the day of his death," the eyes being open, and the whole expression of countenance resembling that of a person dead but a few hours. The grave-digger, communicated his discovery to some bystanders, several of whom saw what they otherwise would not have believed and moreover, it was observed that a slip of rosemary,which had been placed on the breast of the deceased (a prevalent custom in these parts) ap- peared "as fresh as when it was plucked." We should have stated that the grave and coffin were of the ordinary kind, no extra measures for the prevention of decay having been adopted in either case. LOCAL GOVEENMBNT BoAED.At a meeting of this Board, held at the Town Hall, on the 25th ult., the report of the Committee appointed to arrange with the Board of Roads was read, and approved by the meeting. The ar- rangements were that one-fourth of the assets and liabili- ties of the parish be taken by the Local Board up to Sept.; and that Mr. Chapman's services be continued and paid for PRO RATA up to March. A general district rate of 8d. in the ze, to include a lighting rate for six months, was ordered, this rate to cover all calls to the 29th of March. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, before C.H.WILLIAMS, Esq., and Lieut.-Col. BIRD. STEALING TURNIPs.-Sarah Jones, charged with steal- ing some turnips, value 3d., the property of John G. Williams, Blaenavon, was discharged with a caution, upon promising not to commit such a depredation again. STEALING COAL.-Elizabeth Thomas, a girl aged twelve years, charged with stealing coal, the property of Messrs. Darby and others, Abersychan, was fined 10s. INDECENCY.—Wm. Bond, who, it seems, has previously been complained of for similar offences, was charged with exposing his person with intent to insult a female named Mary Ann Williams. Complainant, who lives on the Old Road, leading to Penyrhewl, said that one day this week she was going home across the field leading from the Cwm, when she saw defendant sitting against a stile. He re- mained there until she got up to him, and then he moved on one side. After she had got over the stile, defendant (exposing his person) followed her about fifty yards, and when within a few yards of her he threw him- self upon the bank, his person still being exposed. By Mr. Edwards: He was behind me all the time. Mr. Edwards contended that defendant had been necessitated to disarrange his apparel, and that had the complainant not looked around, she would not have seen him. The bench considered the charge had been proved, there being no reason to doubt the evidence given by complai- nant, who had spoken in a very straightforward manner. They should therefore convict him of the offence, and sen- tence him to the house of correction for 7 days hard labor, it being absolutely necessary to protect women and the public generally from such offences. DRUNKENNESS, &c.-Michael Reece, charged with being drunk and riotous, in Pontypool, was fined 78^ including expenses, the informant being Supt. M'Intosh. CUTTING AND W OUNDING.-Thos. Pearce was charged with cutting and wounding John Desmond, Abersychan. Complainant deposed: I am a laborer; on Monday night, about half-past eight, I had some words with the defen- dant, who called me a liar; in reply, I said he was a liar; he then walked into his pantry, and brought out a knife; he sat down, and we commenced to quarrel again; seeing the knife in his hand, I went to him, saying he should not inflict any injury upon me with that instrument; I then endeavoured to take it away from him, upon which his brother struck me, defendant stabbing me in the cheek with the knife; I then made my exit through the door. Defendant (to complainant) Did I strike you first ? Complainant: Yes you did. Defendant: Didn't you choke me? Complainant: No; how can that be when you are alive now (laughter). Defendant (to the bench) Complainant is a very dangerous man he has threatened my life before; he is jealous of me. The bench (to defen- dant) Have you any witnesses? Defendant: I have. Complainant: Yes, you have,—they are all volunteers none of them have been summoned. The bench: That doesn't matter. George Pearce (brother to defendant) was then called. His evidence went to shew that Des- mond was the aggressor, and that no knife had been used. Supt. M'lntosh There is also a summons against Des- mond for assaulting Pearce. The bench (to defendant): Had it been clearly shewn that you had used the knife, you would have been severely punished, but we are not satisfied of that. We, however, think you have both acted violently and with intemperance, and call upon you both to pay your own expenses (7s.6d.) LAECENY.—A girl named Cooper, aged about 18, whose physiognomy indicated that she was not over brilliant in her intellectual powers,was charged with stealing 5s.lljd,, 2 and a broach, the monies and property of Caleb Edmonds, Blaenavon, in whose employment she was as a servant. Mr. Greenway, who appeared for the prisoner, said that she much regretted she had got into such a scrape. She was the daughter of a contractor, and the family bore an excellent character. She had,, in this instance, unfor- tunately, given way, perhaps under a misapprehension of the .law, and I have advised her to plead guilty, and throw herself on the mercy of the Court. He thought, when he brought witnesses as to her character, the bench would feel disposed to deal with her in a lenient manner, es- pecially as this was her first offence, and as she was not altogether COMPOS MENTIS. The prosecutor is here, (Mr. Greenway continued), and he says he does not wish to press the charge. Several persons having spoken to the previous general good conduct of the prisoner, the bench said they regretted that under the circumstances the girl having previously borne a good character, she should be placed before them on such a charge; but they could see no reason for drawing any distinction between this case and the ordinary ones, and should therefore sentence her to 14 days imprisonment. AFFILIATION.—Margaret Price v. Jeremiah Gauntlett, Abersychan. This case was dismissed about six weeks ago, complainant being unable to produce sufficient corrobora- tive testimony. Mr. Alex. Edwards appeared for com- plainant, and Mr. Greenway for defendant. Several witnesses were called on behalf of complainant, one of whom saw an illicit intercourse occur between the parties, who had been keeping company with each other for about twelve months, during which period they had been seen together many times by the different witnesses, defendant bragging to his associates that he could have criminal intercourse with complainant at his will. On behalf of defendant, two witnesses were called, one of whom said he had had criminal intercourse with com- plainant, to whom he had given money. The other witness deposed to having seen complainant with other men. Defendant was put into the witness-box, and he denied ever having had intercourse with complainant. Indeed, he flatly denied everything that tended to inculpate him. The bench, however, considered that the case had been proved, and ordered the defendant to pay ls.6d. per wsek with expenses. MONDAY, before C. H. WILLIAMS, Esq. LARCENY—Benjamin Woodford, aged 16, of Albion road, Pontypool, was charged with stealing £ 4 3s,, the monies of John Havard, grocer. The prosecutor did not appear and the accused was discharged with a reprimand. INDECENT ASSAULT.—John Morgan, son of Mr. Mor- gan, grocer and post-master, Pontypool, was charged with unlawfully assaulting, with intent, a girl named Grace Richards, aged 12 years. The case was adjourned until Saturday, the defendant being liberated on bail.
CHEPSTOW. EXCURSION TO POETISHEAD-—On Monday last, the steam packet Wye made a trip to Portishead, conveying about 100 persons from Chepstow and neighbourhood. Had the excursion been a month earlier, doubtless many more would have embraced the opportunity to make this very pleasant trip. The weather proved delightfully fine for the time of year, and all on board seemed to enjoy themselves exceedingly. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM HENRY CLARK; at his Offices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County of Monmouth, October 3, 1863.