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ISfrtij*. At Hardwick Lodge, Chepstow, Oct. 8, the wife of A. B. Savery, Esq., of a daughter. At Carmarthen, Sept. 28, the wife of Mr. Alfred Cotterell, civil engineer (formerly of Monmouth), of a daughter. At Alton, Hants, Oct. 11, the wife of Mr. W. B. Bird, out- fitter, of a daughter. Dflarrutgeg. At Llanvetherine, Oct. 1, by the Rev. R. Johns, Mr. T. D. Thomas, draper, Liverpool, to Rachel, youngest daughter of the late Walter Lewis, Esq., Brynycwm, near Govilon. 33*at&s At Llanvellyan, Sept. 16, the Rev. Edward Williams, late Independent Minister at Usk. At Lianwern, near Newport, Oct- 8, Jane, widow of the Rev. George Rous, Rector of Laverton, Somerset, aged 68 years. At Stroat House, near Chepstow, Oct. 8, General William Lindsay Darling, Colonel of the 98th Regiment. At Cefn Garrow, Tregare, Oct. 13, Mary Rhoda, 3rd daughter of Mr. TJriah Lewis, aged 12 years. At Itingcoed, October '6, Sarah, relict of the late Charles Saunders, aged 84 years. At Raglan, recently, the infant son of George Edwards, car- penter. AtKingcoed, October 8, Hannah, daughter of George Robins, in her 6th year.
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS.
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS. ERRATUM.—We are requested to rectify an error which inad- Tertently crept into our report of the Aber.gavenny Agricultural Meeting last week. We stated that Mr. Logan exhibited a I- ciMsa-bred" short-horn bull for the sweepstakes for the best bull in the yard; whereas we have since been informed that this animal is of a very superior breed that 120 guineas were refused for him when four months old, and that his pedigree (which we append) can be traced back for something like a hundred years. His name is Golden Duke, roan, calved July 22, 1862, bred by and the property of Mr. Logan, got by Lord Mayor (14828) dam, Golden Duchess, by King Arthur (13110); g.d., Duchess of Northumberland, by Earl of Scarborough (9064); gr. g.d., Red Duchess, by 2nd Cleveland Lad (3408) gr, gr. g.d., Blanche 5th, by Duke of Northumberland (1940); gr. gr. gr. g.d., by Norfolk (2377) gr. gr. gr. gr. g.d., by Bel- vedere (1706); gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. g.d., by ditto; gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. g.d., by Lancaster (360); gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. g.d., by Petrarch (488) by Major; by Chapman's Son of Punch; by Dickson's Grandson of Punch by Cheek's bull; by R. Grim- son's bull; by Coates' bull. (The numbers refer to Coates' Herd Book). We have pleasure in correcting ourselves on this point, as in the compilation of reports of exhibitions of this kind we are necessarily dependent, to some extent, upon the opinions of more competent judges than ourselves as to the merits or de- merits of the animals brought into competition. We have been disappointed in receiving a report of the Mon- mouth Agricultural Meeting, the packet not having reached us at the time of going to press. Additional Raglan intelligence and an advertisement reached us too late. J. H. WHITE.—Your communication is inadmissible.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. USE. QUARTER SESSIONS. — The quarter sessions for this county will be opened in the Town Hall, on Monday next. The first day will be occupied by the financial business of the county, receiving the reports of the county officers, &c. The criminal business will commence on Tuesday morning, the number of prisoners for trial up to this day (Friday) being 30. ROGER EDWARDS' CuAEirY.—A meeting of the above Charity was held on Wednesday, the 30th ultimo, at the Town Hail. There were present Iltyd Nicholl, Esq. (in the chair), T. Falconer, Esq., J. Bromfield, Esq., Rev. S. C. 'Baker, Rev. o. Fielding, Rev. O.Walkey, Rev. W. Price Rev. S. W. Gardner, Charles Prothero, Esq., D. E. Partridge, Esq., W. H. NiciiolJ, Esq., and Mr.W. B, Proposed by Mr. Bromfield, and seconded by Mr. T. Falconer— „ 1st—" That after the end of the present year, Mr. Davis shall open a separate account with each holding under the Trust, in addition to the accounts now kept." 2nd—"That rent days shall be held on a certain day during the months of November and May in each year, commencing with November next, on which rent days, all rents shall be punctually paid, and that Mr. Davis forthwith inform the tenants of this regulation." « ■ 3rd-" That Mr. Bromfield, Mr. Partridge, and the Rev. Mr. Gardner, shall be appointed to audit the accounts previously to each annual meeting, and that they be requested to note and present to the Trustees at the annual meeting anything in the laid accounts which they consider irregular or improper, and that the Master of the Grammar School shall be permitted by them to see the accounts of the Usk branch -previously to the annual meeting." Proposed by Mr. Bromfield, and seconded by Mr. Par- tridg-e- That Mr. Davis be authorised to carefully survey thePandy Wood and mark and note the trees therein, previous to the next meeting, at a cost not exceeding jE20, and report thereon, in order that the Trustees may consider the propriety of a fall of timber there during nest year." Proposed by the Rev. Mr. Price, and seconded by the Rev. Mr. Gardner— That as the Rev. Mr. Price, one of the trustees, intends to establish a school for the labouring and industrial classes of Llangwm, Llangeview, and Gwernesney, the Trustees beg to recommend to the Charity Commissioners to allow the 15th part of the JE530, stock belonging to the country branch of the Chanty, now in the three per cent, consols, to be sold out and paid over to him for the purpose of aiding towards the erection of the said school, and also that the income of the country branca for the current year be given towards the establishment of such school." Resolved—"That £ 10 be allowed for repairs at AHabilla, as now mentioned—the work to be approved by Mr, Gething.' Proposed by Mr. Bromfield, and seconded by Mr. iTaleoner<— That the allowance to the Almshouses be henceforward increased to 5s. a week, to commence on the 1st of October next." Resolved—" That the Rev. Mr. Price be requested to visit the Alms-persons, and see whether a small piece of the adjacent land .cannot be allotted to each inmate respectively, as potatoe and garden ground." Resolved—" That as to the suggestion of Mr. Boulton, the surgeon,-that a drain be made round the east end of the Alms- houses. ana- that board flooring be substituted for stone,—the Revs. Messrs. Price and Walkey be requested to see how far the same can be carried out, and to report as to the latter object at the next meeting." Mr. Falconer mentioned to the meeting that he believed there was an omission in not directing the payment of £ 2 at Michaelmas, under rule 41, to each alms-person, and he undertook the responsibility of directing the present payment of £1 to each person, COEDCWNSWH.—-The annual meeting of the Church Missionary Society was held in the Chapel of the Alms. houses, on Friday, the 2nd instant. There was a large attendance of persons, who seemed deeply interested in the addresses that were made to them. After the chap- lain had spoken on the general subject, and had given 'information as to what the society was doing in various parts of the world, Captain Waddington, who is returning to India, gave much interesting information respecting the country in which he has spent so long a period of his life, giving many particulars of the character of the Hin- doos, and of the work of evangelization among them. The meeting partook in part of a valedictory nature, and many and earnest were the wishes expressed at its termination for the health and happiness of the Captain, who has en- deared himself greatly to the poor of the neighbourhood especially, by his great kindness to them, and his untiring exertions for their temporal and spiritual welfare. The collection amounted to £6 13s., being a few shillings in advance of last year. LLAHLLOWBLL—A harvest thanksgiving service was held in the parish church oi lianllowell, on Thursday, the 2-ifch of Sept. The Rev. E. A. Williams preached an excellent sermon to a very large congregation. A collec- tion was made in behalf of the Llandaff Church Extension Society, amounting to £ 1. UNITED USK FISHISG ASSOCIATION.—A meeting of the Committee of this Association was held at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, on Tuesday last, Lord Llanover in the Chair. We are informed that the financial state of the Association is much improved this year, and there is every prospect that the river U sk in this neighbourhood will be kept open to ticket-holders at present, and ihat our town and trade will continue to reap the benefit arising thereby. HAETEST THANKSGIVING SBBVICE. — On Thursday evening, the 8th instant, a Harvest Thanksgiving Service was celebrated in the parish church, which, it is gratifying to state, passed off very satisfactorily, the different parts of the service being efficiently performed by the following gentlemen the Rev. Mr. Groves intoned the prayers in a most pleasing manner; the Rev. G. S. Llewellyn read the lessons, and the Rev. S. C. Baker (vicar) preached an appropriate sermon from 1 Chron xxix, 13th v. Much praise is due to the members of the choir, who, under the able direction and support, both vocal and instrumental, of the Misses Merrett, sung various pieces of music in such a manner as to justify the idea that no pains had been spared to perfect themseives in the portions of the service allotted to them. The thank-offerings, which amounted to 92, are, we understand, to be devoted to the laudable purpose of augmenting the funds of the Infant School. COURT LEET.—On Tuesday last, the ceremonies con. nected with the annual Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge, together with the Borough Court 01 the most noble Henry Charles, Duke of Beaufort, lord of the said borough," which is also the occasion for appointing the Portreeve for the ensuing year, was held at the Town Hall, before D. E. Partridge, Esq., the out-going Portreeve, there being also present: G. F.Waddington, Esq., deputy- recorder; and Messrs. William Bull, J. D. Falconer, Walter Falconer, James Jones, Richard Evans, John Edwards, and others, inhabitants of the town. The jury, which had been previously empanelled, and had, according to custom, perambulated the borough, pre- sented as follows:— 1—We present Mr. William Bull as having been this day elected and sworn into the office of Portreeve for the ensuing year. 2-We present the Treasurer's accounts as having this day. been audited and found correct, shewing a balance in the Treasurer's hands of £4 6s. 8d. 3—We present the Surveyors of Roads for allowing a heap of stones to remain for an un- reasonable time in Walker street. 4—We also present the Surveyors for allowing the bridge, near the Greyhound, to be in an unfit and dangerous state, and also the wall of the bridge at Pontsanrpit gate. 5—We also present the Surveyors for allowing a heap of rubbish to remain for an unreasonable time near Mr. Hurt's house, in Castle Parade. 6-We present the Duke of Beaufort for allowing the bridge at the lower mill, near Pontsampit gate, to be in a dangerous and unfit state. 7-We present Mr. John Edwards for stopping up the water- course near the prison. 8-We present Mr. Alexander John Sbepard for allowing the tenants of his houses at the tan-yard, to throw rubbish and water, and make mixens, on the road-side there. S—We present the owners of the lane leading from the Royal Oak to the river Usk, for allowing the same to be in a dirty and filthy state. 10—We present Thomas Morgan, James Morgan, Richard Morgan, Charles Roberts, William Thomas, Isaac Williams, Lysoud Williams, Edmund Davies, Alfred George, Richard Lucas, Wm. Davies, Henry Nicholas, William Roberts, James Jones, John Merrett, Thos. Williams, Oliver Davies, and William 1'rioe, as having been summoned on the jury, and not attending, fining them 6s.8d. each." Oliver Davies, and William Price, as having been summoned on the jury, and not attending, fining them 6s.8d. each." [Tile ancient custom of presenting- persons at the Court Leet for irregularities, more especially as to obstructions and nuisances in the streets, may, at one time, have been useful, when other means were wanting; but more recent legislation has almost rendered the grand inquest, in this particular, obsolete, so that we find their presentments are but little attended to in the present day; this remark has been forced upon us from noticing a presentment against the Duke uf Beaufort amongst the foregoing, a similar one having appeared as far back as 1831, and continued almost annually ever since. We may, however, congratulate ourselves upon an improved state of. things in the appearance of our public thoroughfares to what existed some years ago, for we find that in 1828 (and by no means an isolated instance), when two Courts were held in the year, no less than twenty.eight presentments were entered at each Court against persons, many of them residing in the principal streets, for allowing ashes, rub- bish, and dung, to remain an unreasonable length of time in front of their premises.] After the usual formalities had been observed, Mr. Bull occupied the chair, just vacated by the ex-Portreeve, and tendered his thanks for the honor conferred upon him. The annual dinner was held at the King's Head inn, in the evening, at which Mr. Bull, the Portreeve-elect, presided, the vice-chair being fided by G. F. Waddington, Esq., deputy-recorder. The usual routine toasts were pro- posed and duly honoured, and were followed by several of a local and complimentary character, the proceedings throughout being most harmoniously sustained. Several of the leading inhabitants were present, but the atten- dance was not so numerous as might have been wished. The repast itself was of a first-class description, and called forth the well-merited approbation of the company, as given expression to in the toast, The Host and Hostess."
FUNEBAB OF Mas. BAKER-—The C remains of this lady -the wife of the Reverend Stephen Cattley Baker, vicar of Usk (whose demise, at an early age, leaving a family of young children, has evoked much sympathy amongst the inhabitants) were conveyed to their last resting place on Wednesday, accompanied by every mark of respect it is.possible to pay to the departed, and to which the lamented deceased's virtuous qualities eminently entitled her. Without presuming, in this brief notice, to do justice to the private worth of so inestimable a lady,we may observe that as a wife, mother, and friend, she fulfilled the social obligations of life in such a manner as to command the love and esteem of those by whom she was surrounded. On the other hand, although naturally of a retiring disposition, she brought unceasing energy and' perseverance to bear. upon the discharge of such public functions, as, from her position as a pastor's wife, she conceived to be her duty;-and long will the remembrance of her gentle manners and anxious solicitude for their spiritual, as well as their temporal welfare, be cherished in the breasts of that portion of our rising generation which had the good fortune to be placed under her fostering care in the educational establishments of the town; but it is amongst the parents of such, who can appreciate the beneficial influence exerted on the after lives of their offsprings by the good counsel im- parted at these institutions, that the loss of her guiding hand and salutary advice will be fully realised. The obsequies were attended by a large number of the clergy of the county, as well as by other friends of the town and neighbourhood. The pall-bearers were: S. R. Bosanquet, Esq., Iltyd Nicholl, Esq the Rev. Dr. James, Rev. G. Fielding, Rev. J. Price, James Bromfield, Esq., D. E. Partridge, Esq., and Rev. Jowes Cadwallader. The other persons present were the Revs. R. P. Edwards, F. C. Beddy, M. A. Y* imams, Arthur Williams, G. Hooper, W. H. Wrenford, G. S. Llewellyn, and Messrs. Boulton (sur- geon), Dunn, Bosworth, James Blower, W. Cartwell, Wood (Pontypool), R. Roberts and W. Price (church* wardens), &c. Before leaving the house, the Rev. Dr. James ottered up a prayer, which, for beauty of composi- tion and fervency, the hearers state they have seldom heard equalled. The burial service was performed by the Rev. F. C. Beddy the procession to the church- yard being headed by a numerous body of school children.
USK COUNTY 0 0 U R T ,-OCT.…
USK COUNTY 0 0 U R T ,-OCT. 6. [Before J. M. HERBERT, Esq.] Adjourned cases, 3; not served last Court, 5; new plaints, 70. John Williams, carpenter, Gwehelog, v. John Powell, beer. house keeper, Angel inn, Newport. Claim, £6 17s. 6d., in replevin, distress for rent. This case was adjourned from last Court to enable defendant to attend. He now did so, supported by Mr. Partridge. Mr. Blount appeared for the plaintiff. As the issue lay upon defendant, he was called and examined as follows I am the owner of a cottage and garden, situate in Gwehelog; I let it to defendant at f,3 per year, with a condition that he was to keep it in repair; I let it about two years ago; my father and mother were the owners; the latter died in Jan., 1860; I was the eldest son defendant was my mother's tenant; he came to me something less than a twelvemonth after my mother's death, and said, "I believe you are my landlord 1 I wish you to bring some trees to plant there, to shew that you have right to possession." I took some plum and filbert trees and planted them he came to me again and told me my brother had pulled up the trees and shot them on the road; he agreed to pay me t3 a year from my mother's death, to repair the house, and to pay the rent quarterly; there was an agreement in dupli- cate, signed by both of us; I wrote out the first it was on plain paper, no stamp on it. Cross-examined by Mr. Blount: This document was signed about two years ago; he told me I might have possession of the house at any time; I went over there. Mr. Partridge wished to give evidence of this agreement, but Mr. Blount objected in consequence of their being no stamp on it. His Honor decided in plaintiff's favor, and said he could not allow evidence of the agreement without defendant paying the penalty. This, defendant said, he could not do. His Honor thei efure gave j udgment for plaintiff-l witness allowed. James Parker, shopkeeper, Usk, v. Thomas Lloyd, labourer, Gwehelog. Claim 91 5s.8d, for goods. Full amount by 5s. a month, James Paine, shoemaker, Usk, v. Richard Holloway, laborer, Llantrissent. Claim, 9s.9d. for goods. Judgment for 8s. lid., by 4s. a month. Chas. Jenkins, blacksmith, Llansoy, v. John Rosser, laborer, Llansoy. Claim, 9s.5d. for goods. In a month. William George, yeoman, Gwehelog, v. John Howells, farmer, Kingcoed, Llandenny. Claim, jES, balance due for a cart. J udg- ment for 30s., in a week. Thos. Jones, laborer, Llandenny, v. Thos. Richards, haulier, Gwehelog. Claim, jE9, for a rick of clover. 18s. was paid into Court. Judgment for full amount by £1 a month. George Rowlands, blacksmith, Gwehelog, v. Jas. Backhouse, wheelwright, Usk. Claim, £2 Os. 7d. Full amount in a month v-oae witness allowed. Same v. Hester Williams, farmer, Pentwyn farm, Penrose. Claim, £ 1 9s. 8d., for work and labor. "Defendant had paid £ 1 Is. 9d. into Court, and disputed the remainder. Judgment was eventually given for plaintiff, for full amount. Richard Satchell, shopkeeper, Usk, v. Edward Wilmot, brick- maker, King's Pony, Weobley. Claim, £ 115s.l0d. for goods. Full amount, 10s. a month. Wm. Price, painter, Usk, v. Thomas J-1mes, farmer, Berth- llanvettw, Llandenny. Claim, £9 5s., for goods, work and labor. Full amount by the 15th of October, 1863. Isaac Lindsay and John Morgan, laborers, Llantrissent, v. Chirles Bowler, innkeeper, Llanhennock. Claim, £2 10s., for reaping. Judgment for .£1 9s. 6d., forthwith. BANKRUPT. Re Richard Morgan, blacksmith and innkeeper, of Usk. This was bankrupt's last examination. He was supported by Mr. H. Shepard, and opposed by Mrs. Michael Price, of Tros- trey. Order allowing bankrupt's discharge was granted. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, before G. R. GBEBHHOW- RELPH, and S. CHURCHILL, Esqrs. HIGHWAY RATE.—A rate of this description of 4d. in in the £ wad granted for the parish of Trostrey. W AGEs.-William Morgan, lime-burner,was summoned by Henry Thomas for £1 16s., balance of wages. The amount claimed was the difference between 12s. and 15s. per week; the complainant distinctly swearing that the latter was the sum agreed upon, whilst the defendant as positively asserted that the first-named sum was the remuneration complainant was to receive. After a deal of conflicting evidence, the magistrates inclined to the defendant's view of the matter, and dismissed the case. DRUNKBNNESS. Joseph Williams, of Abergavenny, was charged at the instance of Supt. Llewellyn with being drunk and riotous, in Middle-street, on the 7th inst. P.O. Hill proved the case, and the prisoner was sentenced to three days imprisonment. FIBHING CABE.-Thomas Lewis and Thomas Morgan, both ot Pencarreg farm, Llanllowell, were charged at the instance of Wm. Actison, one of the conservators of the river Usk, the former with having a salmon spear in his posses- sion, in the parish of Llanllowell, on the 21st of August, and the latter with aiding and abetting the said William Lewis. Thomas Parry, a watcher, proved the case, and a portion of his evidence was corroborated by Thomas Bowyer, another watcher. The dafendants did not offer any defence, and they were convicted, Lewis in JB3, and Morgan in £1 and costs. APPEALS AGAINST POORS' RATES.—Mr. Edward Lister, of Llanbaddock, appealed against the poor rate assessment. It was stated that certain land in the occupation of Mr. Bromfield, and upon which the latter paid poors' rate, was included in the assessment of Mr. Lister, the owner of the property. It turned out that the over-charge arose from a clerical error, which was now rectified. There were about a dozen other appeals, from the hamlet of Gwehelog, whioh resulted chiefly in reductions being ordered. CAERLEON. THE EARTHQUAKE was felt in this town about 3.30 a.m. on the 6th. Several persons were awakened from sleep, by feeling their beds shaken, the furniture moving, and the crockery cracking. There was no great damage done but a few panes of glass1 were found broken in the morning, which were whole on the night previous. PRTMITIVE METHODISM.—On Sunday week, the chapel in Caerleon village, which had been allowed to go to decay, was re-opened for Divine service by the Primitive Metho- dists of Caerleon. An eloquent sermon waa preached by Mrs. Firbapk, of Newport, in the afternoon, and a collec- tion took place at the close, towards paying the expense of repairs, &c. Service was also held on the following Wed- nesday evening. SPECIAL SESSIONS, FRIDAY, OCT. 2, before the Rev. WM. POWELL, and JOHN JAMES, and C. NICHOLSON, Esquires. UNFOUNDED CHARGB OF ATTEMPTED ROBBERY.— David Harris, a young farmer residing at Berth- landeg farm, Llangibby, was charged with assaulting, with intent to rob, William Fudge. Prosecutor stated- I am a bird catcher. I was walking from Newport to Usk on Monday, the 28th day of Sept. I went into a beer- house in Caerleon, and had three pints of beer and some bread and cheese. The prisoner came into the house while I was there, a little after 8 p.m. I left the house, and left prisoner in it. I went on the turnpike road for Usk. After I had passed the two-mile stone prisoner overtook me. It was about three-quarters of an hour after I left him in the public at Caerleon. Prisoner asked me where I was going. I told him. to XJsk. He said-" I am going to U sk too." We walked on together. When we were on a little way, prisoner said-" I want threepence of you for a night's lodging." I told him I had got but twopence-halfpenny in the worldt and would give him that, and two bird cages and a bird. He walked on with me, and kept asking me for money, and I kept telling him I had but twopence- halfpenny. When we came up to a wood, he caught hold of me by the collar of my coat, and said-" Give me all the money you have got, or there's your grave in a corner of that wood." I said-" My friend, I have got but two- pence-halfpenny in the world." He said-" You have got more about you, and unless you give it me I'll rip your guts out," and I saw a knir'e glitter in his hand. I got loose from him, and ran about a hundred yards towards Caerleon. He ran after me, caught me, and threw me on a bank. He caught hold of me by the collar and pulled me towards the wood again. I begged of him to spare my life, as I had a wife and seven children. When he had brought me back to the wood again, he said—"I know you have money, and unless you give it me I'll cut your throat." He then searched my waistcoat pocket, and found nothing. After that he said-" You won't say any- thing about this." I said—"No, my friend, I won't, I I had the twopence-halfpenny in my hand, and offered it to him, but he would not have that, When he left me, I went on to Usk, and he went towards Caerleon. Cross- examined by prisoner-I am sure you are the man. Christopher Thomas deposed that he walked with Harris from Pontsafcurn bridge to Pontsoar. He parted with him at his house, and Harris went along the Uek road towards home. When he (witness) got in the house, it was a quarter to 9 p.m. Mark Williams being sworn, stated: Prosecutor came to my house about 7 o'clock, p.m., on Monday and bad some beer, and bread aud cheese; Harris came ia about 8 p.m.; soou after Harris came in, prose- cutor left the house; Harris left about quarter past 8. and I went with him as far as Pont Saturn bridge, when he left me, and went on the road home with Christopher Thomas; on the following morning, Fudge came to my house, and told me that a person had attempted to rob him going home the previous night, and that he was dressed in cord breeches and leggings, and with a dark hat; he asked me who was the young man that was in my house at the same time as he was on the night before, and I told him Harris was dressed on the Monday night in a light coloured suit of clothes, and the hat he wore was a light one. George Jenkins, a servant living in prisoner's house, deposed that he was taking horses to the field, and heard someone whistle, near Clomendy. He sat on the gate, and David Harris came up. They went home together, and when they got into the house it was- twenty minutes past nine. William Harris deposed that David Harris slept with him about ten o'clock. The magistrates after consulting for a short time, came to the unanimous decision to dismiss the case. CHEPSTOW. REGATTA.-This event, which has been looked forward to with such great anxiety in Chepstow and the neigh- bourhood for some miles round, took place on Wednesday, the 7th inst. The weather was pretty fine until about four o'clock in the afternoon, when it commenced raining in torrents, and continued during the remainder of the day. The rowing, generally speaking, was good. The race for scullers in outriggers being very exciting, although there were only two competitors—one from Cardiff, the other a Chepstow man, who was victorious by nearly 150 yards. The cup race was also very exciting; it was won by the "Victoria" (a Monmouth boat). The fol. lowing is a programme of the races, stating how the boats came in:— FoR OUTRIGGERS. 2 started. 1st prize, £ 4—Mr. G. Hubbuck's "Nonpariel;" 2nd prize, £ 1—Mr. North's Mist." FOR TWO-OARS. 4 started. 1st, £ 2—Mr. Stidder's "Star;" 2nd, £ 1—Mr. H. Gillam's Jenny Lind." 11OR FOUR-OARS. 4 started. 1st, £ 4—Mr. H. Lewis's "Rover;" 2nd, £ 1—Mr. 0. Bradley's 11 Alexandra"; 3rd, 10s.—Mr. W. James's Mary." FOR FISHING BOATS (sculling race). 4 started. 1st, £ 1 10s,— "Ann;" 2nd, 10s.—" Thomas;" 3rd, 5s.—" Arethusa." FOR TWO-OARS. 4 started. 1st, £ 2—Mr. J. Stidder's "Star;" 2nd, £ 1—Mr. W. James's "Volunteer." FOR FOUR-OABS. 3 started. A cup value jBlO. Mrs. Fuller's (Monmouth) Victoria." FOR FOUR-OARS (youths under 18 years of age). 4 started. 1st— £ 2—Mr. J. F. Lamport's "Annie;" 2nd, 15s.—Mr. J. Stidder's "Star;" 3rd, 5s.—Mr. W. James's "Volunteer." FOR FOUR-OARS. 4 started. Ist--Mr. J. Stidder's "Star;" 2nd—Mr. J. Mills's "Blue-belli" Srd-Mr. n. Gillam's Jenny Lind." FOR TWO-OARS (youths under 18 years of age). 2 started. 1st, £ 1—Mr. J. F. Lamport's "Annie," 2nd, 10s.—Mr. J. Stid- 'der's "Star." f RIVLE FETE.—On Wednesday, the 7th inst., after the conclusion of the Regatta, a fete was held within the noble ruins of the Castle, for the benefit of the funds of the rifle band. Owing to the unpropitious state of the weather, the company was obliged to leave the Castle;—but dancing was resumed in the large room at the Horn inn, and kept up with much spirit for some hours. RAGLAN. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—The anniversary of the United Baptist Sunday Schools of Raglan and King- coed, was celebrated on Sunday last, upon which occasion three excellent sermons were delivered by the pastor, the Rev. Benjamin Johnson that in the morning from Genesis, 17th c., 18th v.; in the afternoon, from 2nd of Samuel, 12th c., 18th v.; and in the evening from Mark, 9th c" 17th Y.—each discourse was marked by the preacher's wonted fervour and earnestness, and were of a sound, practical character, the attention of the audiences being rivetted by their impressive nature. The children sang, at each service, some select and very appro- priate pieces, under the direction of Mr. Jones (Kingcoed) and other teachers, a performance which was both credit- able to themselves and to those who have the charge of their tuition. Collections were made, and a goodly sum obtained for the future support of the schools. On the succeeding day—Monday, the children, about one hundred in number, were regaled with good tea and cake to their entire satisfaction, after which, the teachers and their friends sat down together, and partook of the social cup, and then parted, wishing success to the Sunday School cause throughout the world, and more particularly in this neighbourhood. INQUEST.—At the Kingcoed, near this village, on the forenoon of Saturday last, E. D. Batt, Esq., the county coroner, and a respectable jury, sat on view of the body of Hannah Robins, a child of about 6 years old, and daughter of George Robins (a small farmer of that place); who died suddenly on the morning of the previous Thursday. The child, it appeared, was apparently in good health at 9 a.m. on that day; and was repeating some pieces which she was preparing for the Baptist Sunday School anniver- sary, mentioned above. Shortly afterwards, she went out of doors in company with a younger sister, and upon re- turning home, partook of some breakfast, and then became very ill, complained of sickness, pains in the bowels and throat, and exhibiting symptoms of spasms. In the course of an hour afterwards, she died in the arms of a woman whose assistance had been procured. Verdict," Died from natural causes." It might be useful to state, that, in reply to an enquiry put by one of the jurymen, the Coroner re- commended-upon a similar occurrence, and when the services of a medical man could not be promptly obtained -that castor oil should be administered to the patient, the use of the warm bath, and a mustard plaster applied to the parts affected. ABERGAVENNY. ENTERTAINMBNTs.-There have been several enter- tainments in the town during the week. Mr. Pousty, of Hereford, has exhibited a capital diorama; the Welsh Nightingale," assisted by some professional artistes, has given a concert; and the "Cremona Musical Union" have visited the town. None of these undertakings, how- ever, have been very extensively patronised. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Rev JAMES FARQUHAR, and W. W. MANNING, Esq. VIOLENT ASSAULT.'—Timothy Conolly was charged with assaulting William Vaughan. Complainant deposed that while going home by train the defendant struck him. He bad never had any previous quarrel with him, and at the time of the assault the defendant was sober enough to know what he was about. The bench (to the defendant) Have you any questions to ask the complainant. De- fendant—Yes; didn't you (complainant) call me a liar? Complainant-N o. Didn't you? No. Didn't you tell me to hit away? No. Didn't you? Yes I did, when you got up, and squared at me but I did not strike you. Didn't we hit together? No. Didn't you hit me first, when I got up ? No. Didn't you call me a stuttering b- ? No. Yes you did, and that was worse than all. Thomas Parry said he was in the train at the time; he heard defendant accuse the complainant of having taken another man's place; he heard Vaughan say in the tunnel, Don't slap me about the face;" he also saw defendant take off his jacket; they both got up and had a scuffle; the defendant struck the complainant down upon the platform when the train stopped; he thought the defendant commenced the disturbance. Supt. Freeman, in answer to the bench, said he did not remember any complaints ever having been made against the defendant, upon which Sergt. Edghill remarked that about three years ago he pas before the bench for fighting. The bench (to defendant) —You must be convicted of this assault; as far as we can understand the case, you have been guilty of unprovokingly assaulting the complainant, and the fact that the assault was committed in a railway carriage aggravates the nature of it, for you must have annoyed other passengers travelling in the same carriage. We don't know whether the Railway Company is going to take proceedings against you for the offence, but we must fine you on the present charge in a penalty of 5s. and costs, amounting altogether to £1 Is. 6d., or, in default of payment, 14 days imprisonment. Defendant- I have not got the money now; will you give me time to Dav it P The bench—No; we cannot do that, for it is too serious an offence. The money Was paid. CAUTION TO PUBLICANS.—William Cowles, of the Trafalgar Armej Vvaa charged with allowing persons to play at cards iu his house for ale. Defendant's wife appeared and handed to the magistrates a letter from her husband, stating his inability to attend, and praying for leniency on the ground that he was not aware that the offence had been committed. From the evidence of Sergt. Edghill, it seemed that upon visiting the house of the defendant, he saw four men playing at cards; he went away, and shortly afterwards returned, when he found the gume was still going on. Defendant's wife-They did not play for any- thing. In answer to the bench, Supt. Freeman remarked that there had been a previous charge against defendant for keeping his house open during prohibited hours, be- sides which be had had many complaints from the con- stables respecting the house, in which bad characters were in the habit of congregating. The bench (to defendant's Yfife)—This is a very serious offence with which you are charged. It appears aceording to Act of Parliament that the magistrates have the power to fine you 40g.; but we have also the power to mitigate that penalty. As your husband promises that he will not repeat the offence, and as you say you will not harbour bad characters- L de- fendant's wife (crying) I was not aware that they were bad characters; but I will promise that they shall not come into my house again]—we will this time mitigate the penalty, fining you 6s. and costs, which will amount alto- gether to 14s., or, in default of payment, 7 days impri- sonment. ASSAULT.—Daniel Mahoney was charged by Mary Ann Jones, alias Poll Boxer," one of the frail sisterhood, with assaulting her. He did not appear, but the service of a summons having been proved by a police officer, who in- formed the bench that defendant was somewhat saucy," complainant deposed-On Thursday night, about a quarter to eight, I met the defendant, who, without any provo- sation, smacked me in the face; he then tore my ear-ring out of my ear, which he painfully hurted; while looking for my ear-ring, which fell upon the ground, he asked me if I wanted any more; I said I did not, and he said, "If you don't go on, I'll kick you on." I said nothing to him at all; no one saw the assault; I did not strike him I have since seen him, but he did not say anything to me. The Bench—The defendant ought to have been here to answer this charge. A brutal assault appears to have been committed upon the complainant, and therefore we fine the defendant 10s., or, in default, 1 month's impri- sonment. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY.—Thomas Morgan, of Coleford, who did not appear, was charged with obstruct- ing the turnpike road, by leaving his waggon upon it. A police officer said that on the 8th of October, he was on duty on the Monmouth road, when he saw the waggon belonging to the defendant obstructing the highway. Fined 2s.6d. and costs, or, in default, 7 days imprisonment. LLANHENNOCK HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—On Wednesday sennight, Divine service was held in this parish church, for the pur. Eose of returning thanks to God for the late bountiful arvest. The church was nicely decorated for tha occasion with Wreaths, festoons, &c., of corn, fruits, and flowers. The flowers were given by Miss Stables, of Glen Usk (who also assisted in making the decorations), and other persons of the parish. The corn used was presented by Mr. Keene, of Pencreeg. The incumbent of the parish, the Rev. W. Powell, read the prayers, the Rev. J. Jones the lessons of the day, and an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. T. Prothero, of Malpas, from the Sth chap. of Genesis, v. 22. After the sermon, a collection took place in aid of the funds of the Llandaff Church Extension Society. The congregation was very numerous. MONMOUTH. BRISTOL BANKRUPTCY COURT, OCT. 13.-[Before the Hon. T. M.Wilde, registrar.]—Re E. Perry, Llangattock- vibon-avel, clerk in holy orders. The last examination and order of discharge of this bankrupt were adjourned to this day; but he did not appear, and a memorandum of his non-attendance was placed on the file by Mr. H. Brittan, Crown solicitor. PONTYPOOL. THE ANNUAL SHEEP FAIR was held on Saturday last. There was a great number of farmers and dealers present, but not so many as on former occasions, which, in a great; measure, may be ascribed to the very unfavorable state of the weather. The number of sheep penned was not so great as last year; the majority were of the Radnorshire breed, the average price being from 30s. to 40s. There were some small Welsh sheep in the fair, and they aver- aged 20s. a head. Steers averaged (best quality) from £ 12 to zC14 very few, however, changed bands. There were but very few pigs in the fair, a remark also applicable to horses, but the latter were, for the most part, animals of a useful character, and several changed hands, serviceable nags being chiefly in request. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, before Lieut.-Col. BIRD, and — DAVIS, Esq. PUBLIC-HOUSE OFFBNCBs.-David Lewis, Cwmavon, was charged on the information of P.C. Coombs with keeping his house open at prohibited hours. Mr. Evans appeared for the defendant. From the evidence of the police officer it seemed that the house was open at four o'clock in the morning, there being men inside; but he did not see them drinking. There had been a supper held at the house during the preceding night. In answer to the bench, Supt. M'lntosh remarked that there had been two previous convictions against the defendant. Mr. Evans contended that no beer had been drawn after eleven o'clock, upon which the bench remarked that the house being open rendered the defendant liable under the mean- ing of the Act, and ordered him to pay 10s., including expenses. Matthew Donovan, of Abersychan, who was similarly charged, and who has been twice previously convicted, was fined 20s., his wife remarking, as an excuse for the house being open, that a man had come back to drink some beer he had left, and which he had paid for before eleven o'clock. Catherine Harris, Cwmfrwdwr, was also charged with keeping her house open during prohibited hours. She pleaded not guilty, upon which P.C. John Adams deposed: On the 6th inst., while passing the house of the defendant, I saw a man inside sitting with his back towards the win- dow; I went into the house, and found he had a pint containing beer before him it was twenty-five minutes past four. Defendant appeared and said that it was five o'clock when the officer visited her house, and that the man referred to was a visitor. P.C. Adams: The man said he had come from the Varteg. Supt. Mc.Intosh re- marked that the complainant had not been previously fined, but she had before been charged with a like offence. Fined 10s. John Matthews, Cwmfrwdwr, was similarly charged by the same officer, and also fined 10s. THE WAGGON WAITING."—Philip Morgan, of Mam- hilad, was charged with leaving a waggon unattended on a public highway. Fined 7s.6d. DRUNKENNESS.—Mary James, Garndiffaitb, charged on the information of P.C. Coombs, with being drunk on I Sunday last, was fined 7s.6d., or, in default, 7 days impri- sonment, hard labor. TRESPASSING AND DAMAGING A HEDGE.—Sarah Rowlands, Eliza Rowlands, and David Rowlands, Glas- coed, were charged with the above offence, the prosecutor being David Morgan, of Monkswood, who said he did not wish to press the charge, and the bench allowed it to be withdrawn upon the defendants paying the expenses (5s.) between them. A QUARREL BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS. — Catherine Jones, of Garndiffaith, charged Elizabeth Lewis, of the same place, with assaulting her by strikingber in the face. The complainant having made an ambiguous statement, she called her daughter, who gave corroborative testimony, upon which defendant, who alleged that the complainant was the aggressor, called her husband to substantiate her assertion. A voice: Lewis was not there; he did not see anything of it. The bench said it was difficult to determine who struck first, and they should therefore order the liti- gants to pay the expenses (9s.) between them. A MISDEMEANOR.—Margaret Hudson, of Blaenafon, charged with having pawned a shawl that had been en- trusted to her keeping,was fyied 208., or, in default, 7 days imprisonment. ASSAULT.—Wm. Taylor, of Blaenavon,who, a short time ago, was brought up on a similar charge, was fined 6s. and costs, for assaulting Caleb Edmonds of the Brewery Tap. NEGLECTING A FATHER.—John Edwards, of Goytrey, charged with neglecting to support his father, was ordered to pay Is. per week towards his maintainance. ASSAULT.—Catherine Dee, Ccfn-y crib, charged with striking her servant, Wm. Edgar Thomas, was fined Is., the complainant being ordered to pay the expenses (8s.) NEGLECTING TO SUPPORT A FAMILY.—Thomas Lewis, of Goytrey, charged with neglecting to support his family, was ordered to contribute towards their maintenance. CHARGE OF LARCENY.—Rachael Owen, a tramp, charged with stealing wearing apparel, the property of Ann Bates, Blaenavon, was discharged, the evidence against her being insufficient, BLAENAVON. J I:' u, HOUBEWARMING SUPPER.-A. supper of this kind was held on Thursday sennight, to celebrate the induction of Mr. James Grant into the;hostelry known by the name of the Rising Sun. A good company was in attendance, and all present seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves in dis- posing of the numerous edibles, &c., provided for them. A very pleasant convivial meeting followed the removal of the cloth. WELSH INDEPENDENT CHAPEL,—The Sunday School childfen connected with this place of worship were treated on Monday last to a liberal supply of tea and cake. A public meeting was afterwards held, over which the Rev. Mr. Griffiths presided.
CORRESPONDENCE. [Under this head our columns are open to all who do not violate the rules of propriety, and wlio send us their names, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. It must be distinctly understood that we do not hold ourselves responsible for opinions expressed by correspondents under this head.-ED. U. 0.] To the Editor of the "Usu OBSERVER." SIR,—I was surprised to see a paragraph in your paper of Saturday, the 3rd inst., in which my name was mentioned shewing me as a candidate for the office of Poitreeve. Whatever use was made of my name at the vestry that morning was entirely without my knowledge, nor had Mr. M. Howell or Mr. L. "Williams (said to be my proposer and seconder) men- tioned a word to me on the subject. I had been called upon and requested to accept the office, which I respectfully declined. By inserting this in your next impression you will much oblige, Sir, Your obedient Servant, Usk, Oct. 8, 1863. THOMAS DUNN. [The above reached us too late for insertion last week.— ED.U.O.]
ATOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the SALE .1 of S T 0 C K advertised to take place at TIVREE FARM, in the parish of LLANGWM, on the 28th instant, is for the present POSTPONED. Oct. 14, 1863. Dutch Flower Roots. WILLIAM SAUNDERS begs to announce that his new descriptive PRICED LIST of im- ported Bulbous Roots, is now ready, (Post Free on application) comprising the best varieties of Hya- cinths, Tulips, Crocus, Narcissus, Gladiolus, Anemone, Ranunculus, &c.,&o. Nursery Grounds, Abergavenny, October, 1863. STATIONERY of all kinds Account Books ruled s and made to any pattern and Periodical Publica- tions supplied-by J. H. CLARK, Usk. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM IISNR-/ CLARK, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County of Monmouth October 17, 1863.
g- gtyp ointment*. Monday .Saglan Fair. -Newnham Fair. Waun Fair. Monmouthshire Quarter Sessions at Usk, (and following clays). Tuesday .'Caerleon Petty and Special Sessions (Transferring Aleb. >useL censes—Highway Purposes). Wednesday. Heretord Fair. Thursday .Annual Meeting of the Monmouthshire Committees of the 8.P.X.K. and the S.F.G., at Abergavenny. Friday Chepstow Fair. Usk Petty Sessions. Sale of Coppice Wood, at the Three Salmons Hotel, Usk, by Mr. William Davis. Saturday Pontypool Petty Sessions (Transferring Licenses.)
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