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Btrtfjs. At LI an soy, Sept. 13, the wife of the Rev. R. M. Evanson, vicar of that parish, of a daughter. At Cwrtybrechen, Llanvihangel Torymynydd, Sept. 13, the wife of Mr. Edmund J ones, of a daughter. At Raglan, recently, the wife of Mr. Edwards, carpenter, of a son. At Staunton, near Monmouth, Sept. 13, the wife of the Rev. -kaward Maehen, rector of that parish, of a daughter. iHarrtages. At Tirzah Chapel, Michaelstone-y-Vedw, September 8th, by T ?. TT" ^ames> assisted by the Rev. S. R. Young, Mr. ,°J™ Hopkm Morgan, draper, Abergavenny, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of W. Treharne Rees, Esq., Holly House, near Newport, Monmouthshire. At Llangwm Isha church, Sept. 13, by the Rev. William £ "°1e' enJamin Keene. of Llankeyo, Llanvaches, to Miss TJcha est ^^ter of Mr. Taylor, Typee farm, Llangwm. i!Jeatf}s. At Usk, Sept. 11, Martha Constable, wife of the Rev. W. H. Wrenford, B.A., master of Roger Edwards' Grammar School, Usk, aged 47 years. At Usk, Sept. 10, Mr. James Jones, joiner, &c., in the 76th year of his age. At Abersychan, Sept. 13, shortly after giving birth to a son, Martha, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Evans, aged 24 years. At .Burton s Court, Monmouth, Sept. 13, Matthew, son of the late Air. lhomas Smith, post messenger, aged 37 years.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. f
f Chepstow Horticultural Show. The second and last show of the year of the Chepstow and County of Monmouth Horticultural Society took place on Wednesday, within the walls of that noble ruin, Chepstow Castle. Notwithstanding that the appearance ot the weather from early morn strongly indicated a wet day, the excursion trains and steamer from Bristol brought vast numbers of visitors, indeed, so unexpectedly numerous were they from the direction of Bristol and the stations down the line, that an extra special train had to be put on from Portskewett junction to convey them. Just at the time that the bulk of the excursionists were arriving, the rain, which had been falling more or less all the morning, increased in severity, so that every vehicle in the town with a covering to it was quickly caught up for the con- veyance of parties to the Windcliff and Tintern Abbey; in fact, in the course of a short time, vehicles of all kinds, covered or uncovered, were at a high premium. Under these circumstances, those who were not fortunate enough to secure a seat," were left with the not very pleasant alternative of trudging through the rain and mud to the favorite places ot resort, above-named—which, by the bye seemed to be the chief attractions to the majority of the excursionists, for, comparatively, very few of them visited the castle-or of contenting themselves with the shelter and good cheer "mine host" afforded them at the various hostelries, and taking advanthge of the slight cessation of the rain at intervals, to view the town and its immediate vicinity, which latter would seem to have been the wiser course, for a journey under any circumstances in search of the picturesque, on such a day, was, to say the least of it, the pursuit of pleasure under difficulties. As regards the show itself, it might be said to have been a good average one, although limited in some departments; and of course the state of the weather had a most depressing effect upon the attendance of visitors, which deprived the meeting of the eclat that usually characterises it. In the floricultural department the entries were meagre, which in a great measure was attributable to the few nurserymen who put in an appearance "-a fact we have before had to deplore -yet, some beautiful specimens were exhibited in several of the classes; this remark especially applies to dahlias and asteis, of which there was really a magnificent display; roses, too, were in profusion, and, considering the season, were very good. Fruit of all kinds appeared in strong force and comprised some excellent specimens; indeed it may be said of this, as well as of vegetables, that the show was above an average, both as regards quantity and quality, For the cottagers' prizes, the entries were un- usually numerous, and the specimens were very commend- able. Among the devices, a model of a suspension bridge, a representation of a crown and canopy worked in beads, and a miniature fountain, the two former of which obtained prizes, attracted attention; but by far the most skilfully wrought specimen in this department was a model of a life boat, on a scale of two inches to a foot, representing a boat of 30 feet long, and 4 it. 6 in. beam. This article I was the production of a shoemaker of the town, named William Harris, who certainly deserves much credit for his ingenuity, for the model is fitted with several novel appliances, which are certainly worthy of attention, such as receptacles for stowing away provisions, and a con- trivance whereby the boat will rid itself of water, &c. The band of the Royal Glamorganshire Militia was present, and under the leadership of Mr. G. F. Davis, performed a well arranged programme of choice selections in capital style. The paid judges were Mr. Hunt, gardener to Earl Fitzhardinge, and Mr. Wallace Bushell, gardener to Mrs. Walker, Redland, Bristol, who were assisted in their duties by Mr. J. Seeley, junr., Bristol, and Mr. Brydges, Cheltenham. The following are the awards:— FOR AMATEURS. Plants.-Stove plants, 3, 1st, Rev. W. H. Bathurst, Lydney Park; 2nd, Mrs. Curre, Itton Court. Ferns (exotic) in growing state, 6 varieties, 1st, Mrs. Curre. Greenhouse plants, 6, 1st, Rev. W. H. Bathurst. Achimines, 6, 1st, Mrs. King. Scarlet geraniums, 6, 1st, J. P. Carruthers, Esq., The Grondra. Japan lilies, 6, 1st, Mrs. Curre; 2nd, Mrs. Sandford, Mounton. Roses, 12 varieties, (single blooms), 1st, Mr. H. Baker, Backwell Hill, near Bristol; 2nd, Mrs. Sandford; 3rd, Mr. H. Baker. Ditto, 9 varieties, 1st, The Dowager Countess Dun raven, Clearwell Court; 2nd, Mrs. Sandford. Dahlias, 12 blooms, different varieties, 1st, Mr. Edward Alder, Southam Villa, Cheltenham; 2nd, Mr. H. Baker; 3rd, Mr. Charles Price, Mead House, Tidenham. Ditto, 6 blooms, 1st and 2nd, Mr. E. Alder; 3rd, Mr. C. Price. Ditto, 3 blooms, fancy, 1st and 2nd, Mr. E. Alder; 3rd, Mr. H. Baker. German asters, 24 blooms, 12 varieties, 1st, air. J. Taylor, Alvington; 2nd, Colonel Noel, Clanna Falls. Ditto, 12 blooms, 9 varieties, 1st, Mr. J. Taylor 2nd, Col. Noel. French ditto, 12 blooms, 12 varieties, 1st, Col. Noel; 2nd, Mr. John Taylor; 3rd, Mr. P. Creese, Chepstow. Ditto, 9 blooms, 9 varieties, 1st, Col. Noel; 2nd, Mr. J. Taylor. Cockscombs, 6, in pots, 1st, J. Rennie, Esq., Maindee Mansion. Verbenas, cut flowers, 12 varieties, 4 stems, 1st, Mr. E. Alder 2nd, Mr. H. Baker; 3rd, The Dowager Countess Dunraven. Ditto, 18 varie- ties, 4 stems, 1st, The Dowager Countess Dunraven. Balsams, 6, in pots, 1st, J. Rennie, Esq.; 2nd, Rev. W. H. Bathurst. Fruits.-Pines, 1st and 2nd, Lord Tredegar, Tredegar Park. Grapes, black, 2 bunches, 1st and 2nd, ditto; 3rd, J. Rennie, Esq. Ditto, white, 2 bunches, 1st, Mrs. Curre; 2nd, Lord Tredegar; 3rd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Ditto, out-door, 2 bunches, 1st, Mr J. Taylor; 2nd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Melons, 1st, Rev. W. H. Bathurst; 2nd, Mrs. Curre; 3rd, Lord Tredegar. Peaches, plate of 6, 1st, Mrs. Curre; 2nd, Thomas King, Esq., M.R.C.S., Chepstow; 3rd, J. Rennie, Esq. Nec- tarines, plate of 6, 1st, Col. Noel; 2nd, Mr. F. Bromedge Chepstow; 3rd, Col. Noel. Ditto, white, plate of 6, 1st, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Figs, a dozen, 1st, Rev. Vaughan Hughes, Wyelands; 2nd, Rev. W. H. Bathurst. Plums, a dozen, 1st and 2nd, The Dowager Countess Dunraven; 3rd, Col. Noel. Pears, dessert, plate of 8, 1st, J. Franks, Esq., Mount Ballan; 2nd, Mr. G. S. Mereweather, Chepstow 3rd, Mrs. Curre. Ditto, winter, 1st and 2nd, J. Franks, Esq. Cherries, lib., 1st, Mrs. Chapman, Elm Villa, Chepstow 2nd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Mulberries, a dish, l-,t, Mr. Wm. Edward Lewis, Chepstow; 2nd, Mr George Waters, Chepstow. Apples, dessert, plate of iIrTS-1Slaj!ma°; 2nd> Mr. T. Perkins, Chepstow; 3rd and 4th, J Rennie, Esq. Ditto, culinary, 1st, J. Rennie, Esq.; 2nd, J. Blanks, Esq.; 3rd, Lord Tredegar; 4th, T. King, Esq Filberts, lib., 1st, J. Evans, Esq., TutshiU 2nd and 3rd, J Portske'wett^' Co1- Noel; 2nd, Mrs. King, sJ^™<toT~^°tat0eS^halfa peck' lst' Mrs- Curre; 2nd and 3rd, Mr. J Creese, Chepstow. Brocoli, 2 heads, lst, Mr. Robinson, Hewelsficld Court; 2nd, The Dowager Countess Dunraven. Celery, lst and 2nd, J. Rennie, Esq.; 3rd and 4th, Mr. J. Taylor. Carrots, 12, 1st, Mr. Charles Price; 2nd, T Evans, Esq.; 3rd, Rev. R. Vaughan Hughes 4th, Col. Noel. Onions, a trace, 1st, Col. Noel; 2nd, J. Rennie, Esq.; 3rd, Co1. Noel, 4th, J. P. Carruthers. Esq. Parsnips, 12, lst, Col. Noel • 2nd, Mrs. Curre; 3rd, Mr. Charles Price 4th, Mrs. King' Best basket of vegetables, 8 sorts, 1st, J. Rennie, Esq.; 2nd, T dishot' l2S<1iVt T'^Ir' J al?,eS FoSt £ T' Chepstow. Tomatoes, a beet fi uV 'm. ns' 2nd' Mr" Henry Baker. Red Vaughan HuJhe?.0WaSer Countess Du™n; 2nd, Rev. R. Extra Pmes.—Brace of shaddick, Thos. King, Esq. Device «Crown and Canopy," Mr. J. 'steel, Foundry^ ArSl flowers, J. P. Thomas, Esq., Marlborough Villa. Life boat Win. Harris, cordwainer, Chepstow. Ornamental plant' (Nermm splendent,}> Rev. W. H. Bathurst. 2 Coleas, Rey W H. Bathurst. Dish of grapes, Mr. John Pillinger. Melons, Mr. John pillinger. FOR NURSBRTMEN. -ftanfc.—Roses, 18 clusters, 1st, Messrs. Garaway and Co., Bristol. Ditto, 18 single blooms, 1st, Mr. C. E. Brydges, Chelten- ham. Dahlias, 18 blooms different varieties, 1st, Messrs. Ditto, 12 blooms, fancy, lst, ditto. German uten iS t,fl00mS'„12 varieties, 1st, Mr. }. PiUinger. French MM Vw 1 varieties 1st, Messrs. Garaway and Co.; 1st 'Mem™* ril ges* J Hollyhocks, 24 blooms, 12 varieties, in a bunph' ra^ay and Co. Verbenas, 18 varieties, 5 stems 1 u(ri0"' 1st. Mr. J. PiUinger. truitx.—_Gr»pes, black, 2 bunches, lst and 2nd, Mr. J. PUlmger, Chepstow. Melons, lst and 2nd, Mr. J. l'illinger. FOR COTTAGERS. Vegetables.—Potatoes, half a peck, lst, Robert Pa*man, Mathern 2nd, John Miles Caerwent; 3rd and 4th, George Sheppard, Portskewett. Parsnips, 6, 1st, George Shepnard; 2nd and 3rd, Robert Parkman. Carrots, 12, 1st, George Sheppard; 2nd, John Miles; 3rd, Robert Parkman. Turnips, 6 (garden), 1st, George Sheppard 2ud, William Edwards, Mathern; 3rd, William Brown, Tidenham. Kidney beans, 1st and 2nd, Robert Parkman; 3rd, William Edwards. Onions, a trace, lst, Geo. Sheppard; 2nd, Patrick Driscoll, Tidenham; 3rd, Robert Parkman. Savoy cabbages, 2 heads, 1st and 2nd, Robert Park- man; 3rd, John Miles. Best basket of vegetables, 6 sorts, 1st, Wm. Edwards; 2nd, George Sheppard; 3rd, Robert Parkman; 4th, James Stockham, Caldicot. Fruits.—Apples, a dish, 1st, Robert Parkman; 2nd, John Miles; 3rd, Elijah Sayce. Pears, dish of 6, lst and 2nd, Elijah Savce. Cut Flowers.— Best basket of cut flowers, 1st, Robert Park- man 2nd, George Price, Tidenham. Special Prizes for Cottagers.—For the most ornamental basket of fruit and vegetables, to be awarded subject to rule 12, jEl Is., given by Colonel Somerset, M.P. for Monmouthshire—Robert Parkman. For the best basket of fruit, grown by a cottager in Monmouthshire, 5s., given by Miss Bedford, Stoulgrove House- Robert Parkman. For cottagers in the parish of Caldicot only -The best basket of vegetables, 6 sorts, given by the inhabi- tants of Caldicot, per the Rev. Edmund Tuiberville Williams, lst, 7s. 6d., Robert Squibs; 2nd, 5s., James Stockham; 3rd, 2s. 6d., Robert Squibs. For cottagers in the parishes of Chep- stow, Mathern, and St. Arvans-The best basket of vegetables, six sorts, given by a Subscriber, lst, 10s., Robert Parkman, Mathern; 2nd, 6s., Wm. Edwards, Mathern; 3rd, 4s., Robert Parkman. For cottagers in the parish of Tidenham only-The best basket of vegetables, 6 sorts, given by the inhabitants of Tidenham, per the Rev. Percy Burd, Vicar of Tidenham, 1st, 7s. Gd., Wm. Brown; 2nd, 5s., Thomas Barber; 3rd, 2s. 6d., George Price. Extra Prizes.—Wild flowers, Hannah Ellaway, Tintern. Dahlias, Robert Parkman. SPECIAL PRIZES. For the best collection of 12 stove and greenhouse plants, not less than 6 in bloom, open to all England, 1st, 3 guineas, given by the inhabitants of Chepstow, Mrs. Curre. For the best stand of 24 bunches of roses, of different names, not more than 3 stems in a bunch, with their own foliage and buds, open to all Eng- land, 3 guineas, given by the Society, Messrs. Garraway and Co. For the best stand of 24 dahlias, open to all England, 2 guineas, given by the Society, Mr. E. Aider. For the best stand of 36 dahlias, open to all England, lst, 3 guineas, given by T. Brown, Esq., Messrs. Garaway and Co. 2nd, 1 guinea, given by ditto, Messrs. Seeley and Son, Bristol. For the best 8 fuschias, amateurs only, L2 2s., given by Mr. J. P. James, George Hotel, Chepstow, Mr. John Taylor. For the best 6 cockscombs in pots, amateurs only, f,2 2s., given by the Rev. F. Lewis, St. Pierre, J. Rennie, Esq. For the best collection of lycopodiums, 6 varieties in pots or pans, amateurs only, 10s. 6d. given by Mr. Pillinger, nurseryman, Chepstow, Mrs. Curre. For the best 3 bunches of grapes, any color, open to all England, Ll Is., given by Mrs. Morris, Chepstow and Bath, Lord Trede- gar. For the best dish of peaches and nectarines, not less than 12 of each sort, amateurs only, El Is., given by Captain Savery, J. Rennie, Esq. For the best 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, open to all England, f,2 2s., given by Mrs. Ward, Beaufort Hotel, Chepstow, Lord Tredegar. For the best scarlet rock melon, open to all England, £1 Is., given by R. T. Crawshay, Esq., Cyfarthfa Castle, T. Evans, Esq. For the best collection of gourds, amateurs only, 10s., given by W. C. Kerr, Esq,, M.D., TheHaie, nearNewnham, Rev. R. Vaughan Hughes. For the best collection of vegetables, 8 sorts, not less, amateurs only, 10s., given by W. C. Kerr, M.D., Mrs. Curre. For the best basket of 6 different fruits, same as enumerated above, amateurs only, £1 Is., given by F. Levick, Esq., Lord Tredegar. For the best 12 French Asters, different varieties, open to amateurs, jEl Is., given by J. Lawrence, Esq., Crick House, Col. Noel. For the best 12 dahlias, different varieties, open to amateurs, £1 Is., given by J. Franks, Esq., Mount Balan, Mr. E. Alder. For the best basket of scarlet geraniums, amateurs only, 10s., given by Mr. T. Griffiths, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. For the best device of any kind, open to all England, El Is., given by the Society, Mr. Foster, Chepstow, For the best floral device, (open) £ 1, given by 20 Subscribers of Is. each, collected by the clerk, Mr. Philip Creese, Chepstow. For the best collection of 12 British ferns, different varieties in pots, amateurs only, 10s. 6d., given by R. C. Jenkins, Esq., Mrs. Curre. For the best stand of 12 bunches of annuals, cut flowers, named, different varieties, amateurs only, 10s. 6d,, given by R. C. Jenkins, Esq., The Dowager Countess Dunraven. BISHTON RACES. STEWARDS—Messrs. C. Jordan and Elias James; CLERK OF THE COURSE—Mr. Wm. Price. This rural event" came off on the farm of Mr .William Price, on Tuesday. The weather was propitious, and a large number of spectators was present, but the ground, in consequence of the late rains, was very heavy. The following are the results:- The FARMERS' STAKES of 10s. each, with five guineas added. Second horse, 20s.; third, 10s. The property of farmers in the county of Monmouth. Heats, about It miles.—&iven started, and Mr. P. Jenkins's Kate won easily'. BISHTON HURDLE RACE of 10s. each, with a cup, value five guineas, added. Second horse, 20s. lOst. each. Over four flights of hurdles. Heats, It miles. Six started. Mr. 2 P. Jenkins's mare, Kate, came in first in both heats, but, in consequence of having missed a hurdle, she was dis- qualified. The BISHTON DERBY of 10s. each, with five guineas added. Heats, about one mile. Four started. Won by Mr. Tom Price, on Mr. William Price's filly, Bishton Lass. PONY RACE (not to exceed 13 hands) of 6s. each, with £ 2 10s. added. Second pony, 5s. Nine started. Won by Mr. J. Carter, junr.'s, Little Fan. In the course of the meeting a match was got up between the horses of two Newport gentlemen, but after getting away, one of them slipped and fell heavily, and on being raised, was found to have dislocated a shoulder, necessitat- ing its being shot. The rider was somewhat seriously in. jured. USK. CRICKBT.-On Saturday last, a well-contested game of cricket was played here between the Newport and Usk Clubs. The Newport men being somewhat late in arriv- ing, the game did not commence until half-past twelve, when the Usk men, having won the "toss," took pos- session of the wickets, their two first men (Messrs. F. Byrde and G. Morgan) making determined stands against the bowling of Messrs. Gould and Gething, the former of which was well on; however, upon this couple being separated, the wickets fell somewhat quickly until Mr. Wm. Blower came to the rescue, and by a steady defence, combined with hard hitting, ran up a score of 22, com- I prising 3 threes, 2 twos, and singles, when his career was stayed by too sharp a run. The other players batted steadily, and Mr. Braund, in a merry innings, caused the fielders more "leather-hunting" than was agreeable to them, the pursuit in this and other instances being occa- sionally extended to the watery element, caused by the too close proximity of the ground to the river; in this novel mode of fielding the fielders were considerably assisted by the aid of a landing net with handle of elongated dimen- sions. The wides in this innings were somewhat dispro- portionate, and the total score amounted to 92. The innings of the Newport did not open so auspiciously as that of the Usk had done, for at the commencement the wickets fell rather rapidly, but upon Messrs. Gould and Wallis assuming the bat, a change came o'er the scene," the former playing very steadily for a score of 12, and the latter fairly putting the bowlers at their wits' end by the masterly manner in which he handled the willow, sending the ball in all directions, and once, by a clean hit, into the river; his score was composed of 2 fours, 5 twos, and singles; at length, however, these veteran bats were sent to the tent, and several of their confreres quickly followed, until the two last men (Messrs. Collier and Walter) appeared at the wicket, and they made a most determined stand, increasing the score by about 20, making a total of 96. When the score overtook that of the Usk side, the Newport men very vociferously announced the fact, in the belief that, owing to the late commencement and an arrangement that the stumps should be drawn at six o'clock, the game would be one against time, and would consequently be decided by the first innings; but the glorious uncertainty of cricket admits of no foregone conclusions, and, as will be seen, the reverse was the fact. There was nothing very noticeable in the second innings of the Usk side, except that the batting throughout was very steady, and that Messrs. Clark and Wade succeeded in defending their "timbers" for a considerable time against the straight "unders" of Mr. Gould and the round-arms of Mr. Warren. This innings brought 64, making a grand total of 156, leaving the Newport 61 to win. The Newport men went in for their second innings at ten minutes past five o'clock, full of confidence that what they may want in score old Father Time would supply for them; but the manner in which their wickets went down at the commencement-two falling by the hand of Mr. Byrde in the first six Iballs-and Mr. Wallis (the Hope of their family ") being summarily disposed of for a duck s egg," made things look blue for them and indeed the extraordinary rapidity with which the remainder of the eleven followed, would almost justify the assumption that they were panic-stricken—one only of the number, a youth (Bates), who was said to be much older in years than in size, making any stand at all, and he carried his bat out for 6, having gone in first. Sufficit to add that the whole of the wickets were down, for a score of twenty-one runs, by ten minutes to six o'clock, the operation of "levelling" them having only occupied about forty minutes! or on an average deducting lost time—a material point in the defensive galne-two mmutea. a wicket! Thus the Usk men ae. complished their Herculean task with ten minutes and 39 runs to spare. We should have stated elsewhere that the wicket-keeping of Mr. Wm. Blower was the subject of much commendation, and proved proportionately effec- tive. The duties of umpire were efficiently discharged by Mr. Cuthbertson, of LlaDgibby, and Mr. Cherry, of Usk. Upon leaving the ground the elevens proceeded to the King's Head Hotel, where they sat down to an excellent "spread," for which the exercise of the game bad fully prepared their appetites, and after the toasts of success to the respective clubs had been exchanged, the Newport gentlemen started on their homeward journey. We append the score:- TJSK. First Innings. Second Innings. G. Waddington, b Gould 1 c Bates, b Gould 3 W. H. Clark, b Gould 9 b Gould 13 W. Blower, run out. 22 c Wallis, b Gould 8 Wade, b Gould 1 c Gould, b Warren 12 H. A. James, b Gould y c Walter, b Warren. 1 F. Byrde, c Bates, b Gething. 12 b Gould 4 Geo. Morgan, b Gould 7 c Collier, b Gould 2 Geo. Edmunds, not out 0 b Warren 0 Parry, c Collier, b Warren 2 not out 0 Dixon, b Gould 2 b Warren 9 Braund, b Gould 13 b Gould 6 Byes, 3; leg byes, 3; wides, 8 14 byes, 3; wides, 3 6 92— 04— NEWPORT. J. Gould, c Waddington, b Clark 12 c Wade, b Clark 5 Blake, run out 3 b Byrde 1 Gething, 1. b. w., b Clark 7 b Byrde 0 Wallis, c Dixon, b Clark 27 c Morgan, b Clark 0 Pope, run out 1 c Byrde, b Clark 0 Bolitho, 1. b. w., b Dixon 2 1. b. w., b Clark 1 Bates, b Clark 5 not out 6 Vaughan, st. Blower, b Clark 3 st. Blower, b Clark 0 Collier, not out 20 run out 4 Warren, hit wkt., b Clark 5 c Waddington, b Clark 1 S.Walter, (substitute,) c James, b Clark 5 b Byrde 1 Byes, S; wides, 3 6 bye, 1; wide, 1 2 M— 21— RIFLE MATCH.—On Wednesday a match came off on the range near this town, between ten members of the Monmouth Rifle Corps and a like number of the Usk Corps, The contest commenced about two o'clock, and the weather held fair throughout, although a considerable quantity of rain fell during the morning. The shooting was very good on the whole, and the Usk men came off victorious by 8 points, as will be seen by the subjoined score MONMOUTH. USK. 200 500 f Seven rounds at t 200 500 yds. yds. ( each distance. J yds. yds. Sergt. Biddle. 19 16 Capt. Relph 18 3 — Hodges 16 9 Sergt. Davies. 16 16 — Griffiths 12 9 — Roberts 18 19 Corpl.Dowding. 16 16 Bugler Lewis 19 19 — Hodge. 14 13 Privt. Stockham 12 7 Privt. Logwood. 15 14 — Watkins 18 16 — Tyler 21 21 — Thomas 15 17 — Jones 18 19 — Jenkins 16 15 — Beach 14 7 — Honey. 18 12 — Cloud 16 7 — Morgan 18 8 161 131 168 132 After the shooting was over, the rivals adjourned to the Three Salmons Hotel, where they sat down to a most excel- lent dinnpr, to which the Monmouth men, as well as Adjutant Captain Phipps, Captain Relpb, and Assistant Surgeon Shepard, were liberally invited by the fortunate winners; the party was also joined by otberfriends, which swelled the number to about thirty. The repast was spoken of in the highest terms of praise, and the manner in which it was served up, drew forth the flattering enco- niums of those present. After the removal of the cloth, the company enjoyed a few hours conviviality, under the presidency of Sergeant Oliver Davies, and nothing could exceed the harmony and good fellowship which pervaded this, as well as the former part of the day's proceedings. A return match, to take place at Monmouth, is spoken of. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES were held in Usk Church on Thursday, when the Rev. Joshua Evans, vicar of Llanover, preached in the morning, and the Rev. S. C. Baker, vicar of Usk, in the evening, both being very suitable discourses for the occasion. Mr. King presided at the organ, and the Usk choir was assisted by members of the Llangwm, Gwernesney, and Llanvihangel Tory- mynydd choirs, so that the musical portion of the services, which comprised some choice selections, was rendered in a manner worthy of the occasion. A luncheon of a superior character was laid at the Three Salmons Hotel, of which upwards of thirty ladies and gentlemen partook after the morning service. The congregations at both ser- vices were numerous, and the thank offerings, we under- stand, realized a fair amount. PONTYPOOL. THE LATE ACCIDENT AT THE PONTYPOOL ROAD RAIL. WAY STATION.—An inquiry touching the circumstances of this accident, was opened before the Directors of the Great Western Railway Company, at Paddington Station, on Thursday last, which resulted in the discharge of the pilot engine-man (who it will be remembered accompanied the driver of the train to which the accident happened), and the signal-man at Pontypool Road, and the infliction of a fine of 10s. on the signalrman at Blaendare. GUN ACCIDENT.—A very distressing accident of this nature occurred in the vicinity of Cwmnantddu, near this town, on Monday last. It would seem that a person named Meredith, a game-keeper, employed by the Abersychan Iron Company, was shooting, in company with Mr. Arthur Edwards and other young men from Pontypool, when as they were proceeding down a craggy declivity, Mr. Edwards stumbled, and whilst endeavouring to recover himself, his gun, which was charged, accidentally went off, and as Meredith was only a short distance in advance, the main portion of the contents entered the back part of his body, from which he now (Wednesday) lies in a very pre- carious state. Much sympathy is expressed for the unfor- tunate sufferer. From later intelligence we learn that the unfortunate man died during Wednesday night. BOARD OF ROA.Ds.-The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Wednesday last. There were present: Messrs. John Hair (chairman), H. Lewis, James Bladon, and John Davies. Cheques were signed for R,38 Is. 7d. for bills, and for 930 Is. 9d. for wages. The Clerk having reported that no notice had been received from the Aber- sychan Local Government Board, that it was prepared to take the custody of the highways, it was proposed that the surveyor be directed to proceed with the repairs as usual. A long conversation ensued as to the desirability of bringing this Board to an end, seeing that its duties would ultimately be discharged by the Abersychan Local Government Board, when Mr. Bladon said, that as this Board had passed the existing rate no other could collect it, and the Board would have to exist pm forma until the rate was collected. It was proposed by Mr. H. Lewis, at the suggestion of the Chairman, that the balance on account of the Board of Roads, at the West of England aad South Wales Bank, Pontypool, (after paying the cheques drawn this day), be transferred to the Local Government Board of the Abersychan District, which would bring the duties of the Board of Roads to an end. This proposition was supported by the Chairman, but being opposed by Mr. Bladon and Mr. Davies, it was not adopted. A conversation next took place on the state of the road at or near Gellypistel, when it was resolved that directions be given to the surveyor to level the corner of the said road, as recommended by the committee. The meeting soon afterwards broke up. TOWN HALL, FRIDAY, before JOHN THOMPSON, Esq. STEALING APPLES.—David Morgan, a railway laborer, was charged by Mr. Mosely, Coed-y-Grick, with having stolen a quantity of apples belonging to him. Defendant pleaded guilty and was convicted in the penalty of 10s., or in default seven days' imprisonment, for a trespass. V AGRANCy.-George Davies was charged with an act of Vagrancy in sleeping in the Pentwyn foundry, and not giving a very satisfactory account of himself. It appeared that defendant, who seemed to be in a very dirty and weakly condition, had been ill, and the bench commiserat- ing his position, ordered the relieving officer, Mr. Wain- wright, to give him a little assistance, and discharged him, advising him to make the best of his way to his parish. We may add that Mr. W. H. Lloyd also gave him something to help him on his journey. CHARGE oF ALLEGED BEER STEALING.—AS this case has already been adjourned twice previously the facts will have become familiar to our readers, from which they will remember that Thomas Jones, Charles Richards, Henry Knight, John Roberts, John Vaux, John Williams, John Bird, Daniel Presteign, William Meredith, Geo. Burrows and Charles Reardon, who are employed at the Pontypool Iron Works, had been remanded on a charge of having stolen two kilderkins of beer from the Pontypool Road railway station, on the night of the 17th or early on the morning of the 18th of last month. The case had been adjourned for the production of additional evidence, at the suggestion of Mr. Bodenham, solicitor, Hereford, who at the last hearing of the case, appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Great Western Railway Company, whilst. Mr. Simons, of Merthyr, attended for the prisoners- The time appointed for the opening of the case this morna ing was half-past ten o'clock, but as Mr. Bodenham anu his witnesses did not appear at that hour, nor for tw- homrs afterwards, it became pretty evident that no addi tional evidence was forthcoming, and that complainants intended to abandon the case. In discharging the defen- dants, the magistrates remarked that he knew some of them to be respectably connected, and he was sorry to see them charged with this offence. There was a doubt, of which they would have the benefit, and he hoped this case would be a warning to them for the remainder of their lives. The announcement of the discharge of the defen- dants was received with cheers in court, which, it is scarcely necessary to add, were instantly suppressed. SATURDAY, before H.M.KENNARD and JOHN THOMPSON, Esquires. BEEE-HOUSB OFFENCE.-— John Evans, Garndiffaith, was charged on the information of P.C. Coombs with hav- ing had a room full of people" drinking in his house at 11.20 on the night of Saturday, the 27th ult. As this was said to be defendant's first offence, he was discharged on the payment of 7s. expenses. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.—Thomas Walby and William Williams, of Blaenavon, were charged with an offence of this nature. The former defendant keeps mules and ponies for carrying wood, stone, &c., and the latter drives them. Acting-Sergeant Griffiths deposed that he saw three mules, or two ponies and a donkey, on the 18th ult., belonging to the defendant Walby, which had large wounds on their backs, occasioned by the saddles working on them, from which they appeared to suffer great pain. Defendant had been cautioned on the 8th respecting the state of these animals, and on the 18th he promised that he would discontinue working them until they were in a better or more proper state. He (witness) saw that defendant was still working the animals on the 25th ult., when he was induced to give information against him. P.C. Lewis deposed that on the 25th ult., he saw William Williams, who is in the employment of Thomas Walby, fetching stone, with a number of mules, from JNantmellyn quarry, which was his second journey that day. He examined two of the animals, and found their backs to be in a very bad state. It was here explained that the wounds were as large as the top of a good sized tea cup, and one was said to be as large as a man's hand, which was bleeding. Mr. Greenway, though not professionally employed, watched the case on behalf of the defendant Walby, and suggested that as he knew him to be a kind and humane individual, who would not knowingly be guilty of any offence of this nature, he should promise the bench to get some one to look to the state of these animals, and not work them again until they had been completely cured, which he thought would meet the justice of the case. The bench considered this to be a very bad case, and convicted the defendant Walby in the penalty of 60s., including costs, with an intimation that if he was brought there again he would not have the option of paying a fine for a similar offence. Mr. Greenway reminded the bench that there had been no evidence offered but that of the policemen. Superintendent Macintosh observed that a very respectable gentleman had examined the animals and he would have given evidence, if required, to the like effect. OFFENCES AGAINST THE POOR LAw.-Ann Leary was charged with having left a child chargeable to the parish of Trevethin. It appeared that the infant (illegitimate) had been sent to its putative father when it was about a day old. Mr. Wainwright, the relieving officer, said that an expense of 94 3s. lOid. had been incurred by the parish in the maintenance of the child. Mr. Greenway, who watched the case on behalf of defendant, said that she was about to affiliate it. Defendant, who was said to be living in service at the Royal Exchange, Blaenavon, on promising to look after and maintain her offspring, was discharged. David Stephens, Cwmbran, appeared to a summons for having left his wife chargeable to the Pontypool union. It would seem that defendant had left his wife under similar circumstances previously, the chief cause of their disputes being the real or supposed ill-treatment, by complainant, of defendant's children by a former wife.—As complainant refused to live with defendant, the latter was ordered to allow her 4s. a week, and pay 9s. expenses. Richard Phillips, Pontnewynydd, was charged with having neglected to maintain his mother. Defendant said that he was earning from 18s. to 20s. a week, as a wheel- wright, and could not afford to allow anything. Mr. Wainwright suggested that defendant's position was better than might be supposed from his statement, as he was in business for himself. Defendant urged that his mother had the benefit of some property. Mr. Greenway, on hearing this, and having asked who the mother was, replied that she didn't receive a penny from any property. After some further remarks by the Bench and defendant, an jrder of 2s. 6d. a week was made on the latter, with expenses. AN ALLEGED NUISANCE.—The Surveyor of the Aber- carne Turnpike Trust appeared to support a charge against Mr. J. T. Wightman, for having created a nuisance on the road in question. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. This case had been adjourned, with a view of its being settled by a reference to D. Lawrence, Esq., one of the commissioners of the road in question, but as he declined to decide the matter, or to arbitrate between the parties it was brought again before the Bench to-day. Mr. Green- way wished to leave the matter for the inspection of the Bench, their clerk, or to any other man," and contended tha they had not created any nuisance. The Bench declined to take the matter out of the hands of the Sur- veyor. Mr. Greenway urged that what they had done had been done on their own property, and as there was a dispute of right, the case was out of thejurisdiction of the Bench. It was stated by defendant, that he bad covered a drain which had previously been an open one, and as the Bench ordered the nuisance to be removed, he said he would leave the drain as he found it, which would be to uncover it. EXPENSIVE SPORT.-George Powell, labourer, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game, in a wood situate in the parish of Panteg. A youth named John Masey, deposed that a fortnight ago, Mr. Williams, game- keeper informed him that he bad seen a rabbit in a trap in the wood in question, and he told him to go and watch it, and after be had been there some time, defendant came ancl took the rabbit. The trap had been set several yards from the public road, where there was no pathway. De- fendant said, in answer to the charge, that he had merely gone into the wood to look for a couple of nuts, and seeing the rabbit in the trap he took it out. In answer to the Bench, witness said that the trap was not one belonging to the gamekeeper. Defendant was convicted in the penalty of 20s., including costs, with an intimation that the nut story was not one of-the best that could have been imagined. A BRICKMAKKR IN TROUBLE.—JaMM Bollinger, a brickmaker, working at Pontrhydyrun, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly. It appeared that Sergeant Powell observed him in the public streets of Pontypool in the state described, attempting to take charge of a horse and cart, with which he and another man had brought a load of bricks to town. Defendant WAS convicted in the penalty of 10s., including costs, or in default, fourteen days' imprisonment. DISEASED MEAT.-Daniel Morgan was summoned by direction of the Local Government Board, for having had meat of this description in his possession, which he in- tended for sale. Sergeant Powell, the Inspector of Nuis- ances, deposed that he .found two sheep belonging to defendant, which were unsound, and not fit for human food, slaughtered for sale, on the 12th ult. He had them seized, and the defendant had three more of the same des- cription ready to slaughter. Witness had submitted them to the inspection of the Bench at a former sitting. The Chairman intimated that the Bench had seen the carcases of the sheep, and they were very bad. Sergeant Powell said that as the season was at hand when more of such like sheep were expected to be killed for sale, he hoped the Bench would make an example of defendant. The latter was cautioned, and convicted in the penalty of 20s. including costs. A NYMPH FROM OXFORD.—An elderly female named Mary Williams, from Cwmnantddu, asked the advice of the Bench, on Friday last, under the following circum- stances. She said that her son, who was married but separated from his wife, had brought a bad girl" to her house, and she wanted them turned out, as the girl, who was one of those common girls from Oxford," abused hsr. In answer to the Bench, applicant said that the girl had assaulted her by pushing her out of the house. The Bench having granted a summons, a female, who seemed to glory in her shame," of the name of Amy Corderay, alias Tibbs, appeared in answer to the same, and the principal tacts already stated having been proved, the Bench told defendant that she was a very bold woman to come to complainant's house under the circumstances she had dose; she was convicted in the penalty of 30s., with the alterna- tive of a month's imprisonment, and told she must get out of the house as soon as possible. A DRUNKEN LARK.—John Lewis was barged with having stolen a coat, the property of John Williams, smith, Garndiffaith. This case had been adjourned from yesterday. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. It I seemed that prosecutor had no desire to press the charge, as the offence, if such it could be called, was committed j lrl ? drunken frolic, which will appear from the evidence of Henry Crawcour, pawnbroker, Abersychan, who said, on Tuesday last, the prisoner brought him the coat pro- duced to pledge. He said it was not his own, but belonged I to his butty." He (witness) let him have eighteen-pence | upon it, and would have let him have more if he had asked for it. He concluded it was dune in a drunken frolic. The coat was pledged by John Lewis, for John Williams. It appeared that prisoner had been locked up since Wednes- day. Mr. J. T. Wightman, who was present, gave him a good character, and he was cautioned to be more careful, and discharged. SPIRIT LICENSE.—A license of this description, for which Mr. Alexander Edwards had previously made an application, was granted to Mrs. Amy Rosser, Goytrey. MONDAY, before JOHN THOMPSON, Esq. PUTTING HIS HEAD IN THE LION'S MOUTH.—Wm.Shep~ herdson, woodcutter, Monkswood, was charged with a like offence. It appeared that a prostitute formerly lived in a cottage at the top of Trosnant, which is at present occupied by P.O. No. 75, and that defendant, in company with other men, went to the house on the night of Saturday last, after kicking up a row at the Wain-y-Clare Inn, and demanded admission on the ground of "auldlang syne." As defendant appeared to have been the worst of the lot, he was^ apprehended, and was now convicted in the penalty of 7s. 6d., including costs, or seven days'imprisonment. RINGING THE CHANGES.—Matthew Gainey was charged on remand with having passed one, and attempting to pass another, counterfeit half-sovereign, at the Full Moon Inn, on Monday week. Mr. Evans appeared for the prisoner. From the evidence previously given, it would seem that a female, named Margaret Thomas, had given the prisoner change for half-a-sovereign, and a Counterfeit coin of that description having been found in the till in the bar of the house, it was supposed that the prisoner had passed it, from the fact that he was caught by Mrs. Huggins, who was waiting on the company in the same house, in the act of passing another. Sergeant Powell found three half- crowns and a two shilling piece concealed in prisoner's stocking when he was taken to the police-station drunk on the night in question, and on becoming sober, he/ said to the officer that he supposed he was in custody for those two half-sovereigns." On the case being gone into to-day, Henry Smith, of the Gold Digger's Return beer- house, deposed that a person gave him a sovereign for some beer on the previous Saturday night, when in hand- ing the change, in which was a half-sovereign, that coia accidentally fell, and the prisoner stooped, under the pretence ot picking it up, and laid down a counterfeit coin, but finding this was objected to he immediately let the good half-sovereign fall from his hand, and when be (witness) asked him what he meant, he was about to strike him, and was thereupon ordered out of the house. Wit- ness detained the counterfeit coin which he gave to Sergt. Powell. Having been accustomed to examine gold he detected the attempted imposition in a moment. David Jarrett said that having heard the witness Mrs. Huggins, say that some counterfeit coins had been taken in his brother's house, he inquired if they knew the man who had passed them, when she said she did, and it having been found that the prisoner had left the house, he went after him and brought him back, and he was ultimately given in charge of the police. Having cross-examined the wit- nesses, Mr. Evans submitted that, as it had not been shewn that prisoner attempted to pass the counterfeit at the Gold Digger's Return," he could not be affected by that part of the evidence. Prisoner was again remanded until Friday. [Additional Pontypool Police Intelligence in Pontypool Edition.] KINGCOED. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEA MEETM&.—A tea meeting in connection with the United Sunday Schools of Raglan and Kingeoed, took place at the Baptist Chapel, Kingcoed, on Monday evening last, which proved of an interesting and animated character. The Rev. Benjamin Johnson having been called to the chair, the proceedings commenced with praise and prayer, and was followed by a selection of dialogues and recitations given by the scholars, at the con- clusion of which the chairman complimented the jouthful performers on their success, and the teachers upon the results of their labours, expressing his great satisfaction at the success of this meeting, of which he had, when it was first proposed, serious doubts. The Rev. John Jones, of Llangwm, briefly addressed the audience in terms eulo- gistic of the proceedings generally, and especially of the perseverance of the teachers, urging them to continue in their praiseworthy labours. About 100 children, and 150 other persons were present upon the occasion. Those of the children who recited were mostly quite young, and the very correct and effective manner in which they severally performed their parts, drew from those present many high enconiums, whilst there was'a feeling of reproach mani- fested towards certain persons who, it was said, had used their influence to discourage the undertaking. RAGLAN. HARVEST HOME DANCE AT THE CASTLE.-We strongly recommend the youthful portion of our readers to attend on Monday next, the 19th instant, this uice friendly gathering, which will be the last at their favorite place of resort. Mr. Cuxson has engaged the splendid band of the Royal Monmouthshire Militia. The waterproof tent (in which six hundred people can assemble) of the Archery Club, by the kind permission of Major Stretton, is granted for this festive occasion. There are no special trains, but omnibusses will run from adjacent towns conse- quently visitors will not this time be hurried away, but can stay and enjoy themselves until ten in the evening, when the silver beams of a glorious harvest moon will light them homewards. If we mistake not, it is more than probable many heads of families objecting to races will be only too glad to make a compromise with their sons and daughters by allowing them to have a dance at Raglan Castle. CHEPSTOW. POLICE COURT, before A. B. SAVERY, Esq. USING THREATS—William Spencer, of Shirenewton, was charged with using threatening language towards Charles Jones, shoemaker, of the same place. Complainant deposed that on Wednesday last, the prisoner came to his gate, offered to fight him, and, on his refusing, threatened to dash his brains out with a stone. This statement was corroborated by James Cooksley, complainant's apprentice, and Sarah Barber, a neighbour. Defendant was ordered to find two sureties of 95 each, to keep the peace for six months, ABERGAVENNY. COUNTY COURT, before J. M. HERBERT, Esq., Judge. SHEEP STRAYING ON THE RAILWAY.—Edward James v. Great Western Railway Company.—Mr. Walford ap- peared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Bodenham, of Hereford, for the defendants. The plaintiff is a farmer, residing at Cwmyoy, and on the 28th of June last, 28 of his sheep were killed and four injured on the Great Western Com- pany's line. The damages were laid at d645, by consent, and therefore the only questions at issue were, upon whom rested the liability of repairing the fence over which the sheep had strayed, and whether the fence was or was not in repair. After the plaintiff had gone into his case, a compromise was effected by the attorneys on both sides, the terms of the compromise being the payment, by the Company, of d610, as an expression of their sorrow for the straying of the sheep on to the line. His Honour conse- quently granted a non-suit. John Kelly v. Isaac Davies.-The plaintiff is a grocer, residing at Blaenafon, where the defendant carries on the business of a butcher. The claim was dB6 3s. 8d. the alleged value of 92 square yards and 12 square feet of building stones. The facts of the case appeared to be these Plaintiff asked defendant if he would purchase some stones which plaintiff had to spare after the comple- tion of a building. Defendant said he would if his builder approved of them, and plaintiff thereupon put upon the ground of the defendant the above-mentioned quantity of stones. The defendant said that the stones were not worth more than 15d. per yard, and he had therefore not used them. He, however, did not complain of the quality of the stones until the delivery of the bill, but allowed them to remain upon his ground. Judgment for plaintiff for £4, the costs of three witnesses being allowed. A SSAULT.—Morgan and Others v. William Morgan.- The plaintiffs, three in number, are sons of Mr. John Morgan, a mason, residing in Abergavenny, and the defendant is a farmer, residing at Lianvihangei Crucorney. Mr. Baker appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Price for defendant. It appears that on the 13th of August, the plaintiffs were bathing in the Castle meadow, which is rented by the defendant, who flogged them while they were naked. The defendant had paid the several sums of Sl, 15s., and 10s. into court, and His Honour gave judg- ment for £ 3, dB3, and £1. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILUAM HENBY CLARK, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County 411 Monmouth, September 17, 1864.