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J —— 23irti)g. At Pontnewynydd, September 18, the wife of Mr. George Farr, pig-jobber, of a daughter. At "White Cross, near Raglan, September 20, the wife of Mr. James Morgan, of a daughter. Carriages. At the Independent Chapel, Monmouth, September 17, (by license,) by the Rev. "W. Campbell, Mr. Elijah Phillips, black- smith, Lydart, to Susannah. daughter of Mr. John Stephens, farmer, of Undy, near Newport. Heaths. At Pontnewynydd, September 14, from the effects of a gun accident, Richard Meredith, game-keeper, aged 31 years. At Moreton's Lane, Pontypool, September 14, Isabella Mary, daughter of Mr. Andrew Hair, aged 7 years. At Upper Race, Panteague, September 19, Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Deverell, moulder, aged 2 years and on the 20th September, Benjamin, son of the said Benjamin Deverell, aged 5 years. At George Street, Pontypool, September 20, Edward Christo- pher, son of Mr. Thomas Jones, shoemaker, aged 9 months. At Pontnewynydd, September 20, of diptheria, the eldest daughter of Mr. George Farr, pig-jobber. At the residence of her mother, Mrs. Ann Giles, Abergavenny, September 17, Anne Ellis, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Wallace Ingram, of Swansea, aged 36 years after a lingering illness, borne with great patience, resting on Christ the hope of her salvation-in life respected, in death lamented. At Blaenavon, September 16, William, son of Mr. Wm. Lewis, haulier, aged 5 years. At Llansoy, September 16, Mr. William Bridgen, in the 87th year of his age. At Usk, September 21, Mr. John Williams, mason, aged 61 years. At Briery Hill, Ebbw Vale, September 14, suddenly, of scarlet fever, Lewis, second son of the late Mr. Isaac Harris, boot-maker, Abergavenny, aged 15 years. At Monnow Mills, Monmouth, September 19, Mr. Alderman Williams, aged 75 years. At Monk Street, Monmouth, September 20, Thomas Swift, Esq., a borough magistrate, aged 62 years.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. Monmouth Races. Stewards His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, the Earl of Uxbridge, the Hon. "Wyndam Quin, and John Hamilton, Esq.; Judge and Clerk of the Scales-Mr. T. Marshall; Starter-Mr. Starling, junr. These races commenced on Thursday, and, judging from the success which attended this day's sport, combined with the gradual though marked improvement that has characterised the meeting for the past two or three years, we may safely augur that it is about to resume its tormer position as a racing event of no mean importance, indeed, such cannot fail to be the case so long as the Duke of Beaufort continues to extend to it the support and in- fluence he has latterly done, and so long as the arrange- ments of the committee are entrusted to the able hands of Mr. Henry Dyke, as hon. sec. The ground was in capital order, and the weather proved exceedingly fine for the running—a natural result of the latter being that the course was crowded with spectators, including a large proportion of the elite of this and neigh- bouring counties; indeed, it must have been many years since so many stylish equipages have graced Chippenham mead, there being no less than some half-dozen four-in- hands" driven on to the ground, besides a proportionate number of less imposing equipages of all descriptions. Although, of course, it would be impossible to give anything approaching a complete list, we append the names of those of the most distinguished visitors we noticed:—His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, and party ^comprising: the Earl of Coventry, Colonel Poulett Somerset, M.P., Colonel Edward Somerset, Captain Little, Mr. George Payne, Mr. C. C. Martin, Captain Draper, and Captain Gratrex; Mr. John E. W. Rolls' party: Mr., Mrs., the Misses and Mr. C. Master, the Hon. Captain Neave, Mr. C. Stanhope, Colonel Scudamore, Mr. Octavius Morgan, M.P., Mr. and Mrs. Hume Nicholl, Mr. and Mrs. John Rolls, the Misses and Mr. J. A. Bolls; Mr. Reginald Herbert's party: Captain and Mrs. Smythe, Miss Scrope, Mr. Dalrymple Treherne, Mr. Thoro Id, Mr. R. Thorold, Mr. Walter de Soddington Blount, Mr. Reginald, and Mr. Alphonse; Herbert; Hon. F. Morgan's party Lord G. Bruce, Hon. H. Dighton, Hon. F. Morgan, and Hon. A. Morgan; Mr. A. Rolls' party: Mr. and Mrs. Curre, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Booker, Miss Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. A. Bolls, Mrs. and the Misses Segrave, Mr. and Miss Steward, Hon. Wynd- ham Quin, Hon. — Arundel and Major Wickham; Lord Raglan and party, Mr. Crawshay Bailey and party, Mr. T. Gratrex, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Mitchell, Major Herbert, Major M'Donnell, Mr. O. A. Wyatt, Mr. F. C. Hanbury Williams, &c., &c. The time fixed for the racing to commence was two o'clock, and shortly after that hour, the horses went to, the start for the THB COUNTY MEMBERS' PLATE. A handicap of £30 given by 0. Morgan, Esq., M.P., and Colonel Somerset, M.P., added to a sweepstakes of 5 sovs. each, 2 ft. to go to the tund, for 2 yrs. old and upwards; a winner of any race after the declaration of the weights (at 12 o'clock on the 14th of Sept.) to carry 51bs. extra. The winner to pay 5 sovs. to the fund. One mile. Mr. "W. Barnett's ch. m. Norma, 4 yrs., 8st 21bs (J.Holman) 1 Mr. Brayley's Endsleigh, 2 yrs., 6st 21bs ("Ward) 2 Mr. Adam's, b. g. Wortham, 6 yrs., 8st 51bs.(Deacon) 3 Betting: 6 to 4 on Endsleigh. The Race: Wortham started with the lead, but was soon collared by the favorite, who held the running half round, when the chesnut came up from the rear, and the lot kept well together for some time, Norma ultimately rushing to the front, which position she held, during an exciting struggle, to the post, being landed the winner by a head; third well up. THE BEAUFORT CUP. A handicap of 10 sovs. each, 5 ft. if declared on Tuesday, September the 13tb, with a piece of plate added, the gift of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort. Any number of torses the property of the same owner may run for this race; a winner of a stake of the value of 100 sovs. after the weights are out (Sept. 1, at 11 a.m.) to carry 51bs. extra. Entrance, 2 sovs. to go to the fund. One mile and a quarter. (20 subs., 7 declared.) Mr. John Day's Teneriffe, 3 yrs., 7st 21bs (Morris) 1 Mr. J. B. Morris's Balham, 6 yrs., 8st 7lbs (Fordham) 2 Mr. Stephenson's Turn of Luck, 5 yrs., 8st 41bs (Hayward) 3 Mr. Brayley's Golden Dust, 4 yrs., 8st (Cannon) 0 Mr. H. J. Smith's Avondale, 4 yrs., 7st 10lbs (J. Grimshaw) 0 Mr. Sly's na. Littlecote, 4 yrs., 7st olbs^ (Maidment) 0 Betting: 6 to 4 on Teneriffe; 5 to 1 against Balham; 7 to 1 against Golden Dust. The Race: There was some difficulty in getting Little- cote to the post, after which the horses got away well together, Avondale leading, closely followed by Balham; Littlecote, however, soon shewed in front with a good lead, the two first-named horses being at about equal distances second and third, and the others considerably in the rear; in this order they ran for some time, until on nearing the straight the ruck closed up, and in the course of a sharp struggle Teneriffe rushed to the front and Won cleverly by a length, being hard put to by Balham, and the third horse (Turn of Luck) being also well up. THE MONNOW STAKES, Of 3 sovs. each, and 25 sovs. added; the winner to be sold for £50, but if entered to be sold for 225, allowed 141bs.; two yrs. old, 6st. lOlbs., three 8st. 81bs., four 9st. 91ba., five, 9st. 131bs., six and aged, lOst.; mares and geldings atfowed 3ibs.; a winner of any race during the last twelve months of the value of-50 sovs. to carry 51bs. extra. Six furlongs. Mr. Meredyth's May, 2 yrs., (£25), 5st 121bs (J. Grimshaw) 1 Mr. Andrew's Lizzie, 6 yrs., 8st lllbs., (£25) .(Maidment) 2 Mr. G. Bruce's ca.Vera Cruz, 2 yrs., 5st 91bs, (£25) (C. Page) 3 Duke of Beaufort's Hoops, 2 yrs., 5st 71bs, ( £ 25).(Phillips) 0 Mr. G. Trotter's Forest Queen, aged, 8stl31bs, (£25) (Owner) 0 Mr. John Thomas's Wee Agie, 3 yrs, 7st 51bs, ( £ 25) (C. Gray) 0 Betting: 6 to 4 on May; 3 to 1 against Hoops; 5 to 1 against Vera Cruz. The Race: Alter eight or nine false starts, caused by the stubbornness of May—during one of which all the horses except May and Wee Agie went round the course before they found their mistake—the horses got away well together, Lizzie, who during the false starts had appeared eager for the race, jumping off with the lead; all the horses excepting the Forest Queen being well up. Lizzie held the running up to the distance post, when she was deprived of it by May, who, after a hard contest, beat her by a length. The winner was bought in for 60 guineas. THE TROY PLATE. Of 25 sovs. added to a handicap sweepstakes of 5 sovs each 2 ft. to go to the fund; a winner of any stake of the value of £50 after the declaration of the weights, (Sept. I, at 11 a.m.) to carry 51bs. extra; to be ridden by gen- tlemen qualified for the Anglesey stakes at Goodwood, Officers in the Militia, Volunteers, or Members of the Monmouthshire, Ruperra, or any regularly established Hunt Club; professionals 71bs, extra, One mile and a half. (8 subs.) Mr. Milward's ch. m. Miss Clifton, 6 yrs., 9st 131bs (James) Mr. Brayley's Ibex, h. b., 4 yrs., lOst 4ilbs (Mr. "Wood) 2 Mr. F. C. Morgan's Teddy, 6 yrs., list 41bs (Owner) 0 Mr. Bosley's ch. h. Sir Holme, aged, 9st 71bs (R. Sly) 0 Mr. Merrick's b. g. Tom Payne, 6 yrs, 9st 41ba (Mr. Williams) 0 Betting: 6 to 5 on Miss Clifton; 5 to 2 against Ibex; 4 to 1 against Sir Holme. The Race: Sir Holme started with the lead, with Miss Clifton second, and Teddy third; in this order they spread out, leaving the other two together in the rear. In pass- ing the stand Miss Clifton displaced Sir Holme, and Teddy closed up, but Ibex soon collared him and he was thrown out of the race, the running in the second round being made by Sir Holme, Miss Clifton, and Ibex, each alter- nately shewing in front; Miss Clifton stumbled on com. ing into the straight, but her rider picked her up very cleverly, and, after a close run with Ibex, landed her the winner by two lengths, the other horses being left far in the rear. The owner of Ibex entered an objection to Miss Clifton on the ground of her never having been properly described, and the matter, upon being referred to the stewards, was left by them to be decided by the New- market authorities. THE CHIPPENHAM STAKES. Of 10 sovs. each, 5ft. with £50 added. For 2 years old, 7st., 3 yrs. old, 8st. 71bs.; 4 years old, 9st. 21bs.; 5, 6, and aged, 9st. 61bs.; mares and geldings allowed 31bs.; a winner of £ 50 31bs., or £100 5lbs. extra. Horses having started twice without winning allowed 5lbs.; thrice 91bs. The winner to pay £10 to the fund. Six furlongs. (10 subs.) Duke of Beaufort's Crytheia, 3 yrs., 8st 91bs .(Fordham) 1 Mr. Brayley's Golden Dust, 4 yrs., 9st 4lbs (Cowley) 2 Mr. ReldifFs Cranbury, 3 yrs., 8st 121bs (Pearson) 3 Betting: 6 to4 on Cranbury. The Race: Crytheia started with the lead and was never once collared, Golden Dust being second, but the latter was shortly deposed by the favourite; he however regained his position on nearing home, and left Cranbury last by a head, Crytheia being declared the winner by four lengths, after a very fast race. THE KYMIN STAKES. Of 5 sovs. each, 2ft. to go to the fund, with dB50 added, for 2 yrs. old colts, 8st. lOlbs., and fillies 8st. 71bs.; a winner of 200 sovs. to carry 71 bs. extra; horses having run three times without winning allowed 51bs. Three horses to start or the public money will not be added. Five furlongs. (17 subs.) The Duke of Beaufort's Todleben, 9st 31bs (Fordham) 1 Mr. R. Wales' Wings of the Wind, 8st 71bs.(H. Grimshaw) 2 Marquis of Hastings' Roulette, 8st 71bs .(C. Page) 3 Betting: 5 to 2 on Todleben. The Race: Todleben started with the lead, and had the race in his own hands from the first. He won easily by four lengths; a bad third.
USK. PETTY SESSIONS, before G. R. GREENHOW-RELPH, S. CHURCHILL, and F. M'DONNELL, Esqrs. ROBBING LODGINGS.—James Hall, a tailor, was charged with stealing 7s. 6d., the property of Mary Ann Thomas. It appeared that prisoner, who was employed by Messrs. Waters and Son, lodged at the house of prosecutrix's father, from whence he decamped on the 3rd August, and the money was missed from an unlocked drawer in the bed- room he occupied after his departure. He was appre- hended some time afterwards in the neighbourhood of I Chepstow, and was now remanded to the 23rd for the completion of the evidence. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. We briefly noticed last week, a Harvest Thanksgiving Festival held at Usk on the 15th inst. We are now enabled to give detailed particulars of that gathering, as well as of a similar one held at Monkswood on the 20th inst. At Usk, the proceedings commenced with divine wor- ship in the parish church, at half-past eleven, the service, which included special lessons for the occasion, being read by the Rev. S. C. Baker, vicar, with responses by the choir. The choral part of the service was admirably performed by the Usk choir, assisted materially by members of the 'Llangwm and Gwernesney choirs, and some friends, who, as members of the congregation, joined in the services. Alfred King, Esq., who is at present engaged in training the choirs of the diocese, presided at the organ. The special psalms were chanted; the anthem, Great is the Lord," was sung with great precision, and the beautiful Harvest hymn- Come ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of Harvest Home"- was rendered with great force and spirit. A very appro- priate sermon was preached by the Rev. Joshua Evans, vicar of Llanover, from Luke xii, v. 16 to 20, at the con- clusion of which the offertory was read, and thank-offerings to the amount of 1;3 10s., were collected. A very excel- lent luncheon was provided for the members of the choir and others, at the Three Salmons Hotel, after the morning service, when Mrs. Macfarlane had again an opportunity of shewing how excellent a provision she can make at the smallest possible cost. The visitors for the most part spent the rest of the day at the Priory, where tea was provided. Evening service took place at half-past six, when the psalms were again chanted, and the magnificent hymn, "The strain upraise of joy and praise;" also the Harvest hymn, ''Praise, 0 praise our God and King," were performed with considerable effect. The eermon preached by the vicar, from 4cts xiv, v. 17, was very suit- able to the occasion. A collection was made during the singing of the evening hymn, which produced the sum of £ 1 7s. Both the services were well attended. The thank-offerings are, we understand, after the payment of expenses, to be applied in promoting the training of the choir, which has already had the advantage of several practices under Mr. King, and any surplus there may be will be placed in the alms-box at the church door for local purposes. At the Monkswood gathering a large number assembled, the church being quite filled. The choral service was beautifully executed by some members of the Usk choir, and an impressive sermon was preached by the Rev. W. Phillips, of Risca. From half-past four until six o'clock tea was laid in the school-room, which had been tastefully defbrated by Mrs. Welsh, the schoolmistress, and some ladies from Usk, The repast, which was of excellent quality, was largely patronised, the room being filled three times, and nearly filled by a fourth party. Upon the tea tables being removed, addresses were given by the Rev. J. Price, the Rev. W. Phillips and the Rev. S. C. Baker, which proved amusing and interesting, as well as highly instructive, and suitable vocal music was provided for the entertainment of the assembly by the Misses Merrett, Mrs. Roberts, Miss Sweeney, Mr. Boxall, and other friends. The room was densely packed during the evening, and the proceedings throughout were, in spite of very unfavourable weather, of an exceedingly satisfactory character. The appliances for serving the tea were kindly furnished by Mrs. Crump, Estavarney; Miss Morgan, The Hill Mrs. Jenkins, Pantypudding; and Mrs. Howells, and the admirable manner in which the ladies present conducted the proceedings at the tables, greatly contributed towards the very genial and pleasant feeling which per- vaded the social party. The proceeds of the tea party are intended for the benefit of the village school.
CHEPSTOW. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, before W. IE. SEYS and C. E. LEWIS, Esqrs. TURNPIKE OPPENCE.—John Blake, laborer, Chepstow, was charged with leaving a cart upon the turnpike road without a proper person in charge thereof. He was con- victed in the penalty of Is., with 7s. 6d. costs. BEEB-HOUSE OFFENCES. Richard Williams, beer- house keeper, Shirenewton, was charged with having had his house open for business purposes on Sunday, the 14th of August. Defendant admitted the offence, and was fined 10s., with 8s. 2d. costs. George Jones, Albion Tavern, Caldicot, pleaded guilty to a similar offence, and was mulct in a like amount. DRUNKENNESS.—Edward Jones, laborer, of Caldicot, was charged with being drunk and riotous in a public thoroughfare, on the 5th September. He was convicted in 5s., with 8a. 2d. costs. STEALING APPLES,—Edward Slidder, of Shirenewton, was charged with stealing a quantity of apples, value Is. 6d., the property of William Slidder. It appeared prosecutor had a quantity of apples lying on the ground in his orchard, which he watched on the previous night, and about eleven o'clock he saw prisoner come and fill a bag with the fruit. Prisoner had offered prosecutor 2s. 6d. to settle the matter, but the latter refused. Sen- tenced to fourteen days' hard labor. A WEAK ClIARGE.-George Adams, of Caldicot, was charged with stealing a cask, the property of his brother, Edward Adams, a butcher residing near Abergavenny. The evidence proved quite inadequate to support the charge, and the case was consequently dismissed.
RAGLAN. THB WARDEN'S FETE AND HARVEST HOME GATHER- ING.—According to announcement, the above came of on Monday last, the party being highly respectable, and num- bering about 120 persons, but it would doubtless have been far more numerously attended had it not been for the precarious state of the weather. A brass band and some string instruments were engaged for the occasion, to which dancing, in the capacious tent of the archery club, was kept up until a late hour. Unfortunately, on nearly every occasion of a Warden's Fete, the weather has proved most unfavourable, which has been the means of preventing the attendance of those numbers which might otherwise have been fairly anticipated. It is to be hoped that next season the Warden's Fetes will prove more fortunate.
PONTYPOOL. ALLEGED DEATH FROM BEING BUN OVER.—An inquiry touching the death of one of the oldest inhabitants of the district—an old man named J ohn Poulson, aged 91 years— was held before E. D. Batt, Esq., coroner, and a respect- able jury, at the house of Mrs. Jacob, the Hanbury Arms Inn, Pontymoile, on the morning of Friday, the 16th instant. It appeared that on Monday, the 8th ult., deceased was walking on his proper side of the road near the Clarence Hotel, Pontypool, when he was run against by a cart belonging to Mr. Taffner, of Abersychan, which was carelessly driven by a young man named Lewis Richards, who was said to have been intoxicated at the time. The old man being considerably injured, he was removed to the Union Workhouse, and the driver of the cart was charged at the Police Court on the following Saturday, with furiously driving whilst in a state of in- toxication, for which he was convicted in the penalty of 40s., including costs, which his employer paid for him. At the present inquiry, Joseph Jones said that he saw a man driving a cart near the Clarence Hotel, on the 8th of August last; he appeared the worse for drink, and was driving at the rate of about six miles an hour; there was a crowd or throng in the road which was occasioned by a club procession; there was also another cart on the road, in trying to pass which, the driver of the first men- tioned cart took too wide a range and thereby knocked the old man down; he (witness) picked him up, but he could not stand; the driver (Richards) having been ap- prehended, was brought back, and seemed to be very sorry for what had occurred. Joseph Slade deposed: I am son- in-law of deceased; he was taken to the house of his son after the accident, and then removed to the union, where he remained until the 12th ult., when, at his own request, he was removed to my house; Dr. Cousins attended him regularly until he died on the morning of Tuesday last; his leg seemed to have been broken; he was very old and infirm. In addressing the jury, the coroner remarked that assuming that the death of deceased had been accelerated by the accident, yet it was an accident, and the man bad no intention whatever of knocking deceased down. He had already been convicted by the magistrates, and he (the coroner) thought the jury could return no other verdict than one of accidental death, but he entirely left it to their decision. After a brief consultation, the jury returned a verdict accordingly. THE LATE FATAL GUN ACCIDENT-INQUEST ON THE BODY. In regard to this melancholy event, some particulars of which have already appeared in the Observer, and from which it will be remembered that an individual named Richard Meredith was accidentally shot, we have further to state that an inquest was held on view of the body on Friday, the 16th instant, before E. D. Batt, Esq., and a very intelligent jury, at the house of Mr. Fisher, the Horse Shoe Inn, Pontnewynydd, when the following evi- dence was adduced:- Wm. Harrison Cuthbertson: I am a surgeon practising at Pontypool; about five o'clock on the evening of the 12th instant, I met Edwin Davies, who told me that an accident had occurred, by which a man named Meredith had been shot, and requested me to go and attend him; I hastened to the place, as directed, and found deceased sitting in a chair in a public house; having had him removed up stairs to bed, I found a wound in his back, which appeared to have been caused by a gun shot; in taking off his clothes, he remarked cut them off, I shall not want them again;" the discharge must have been very close to him, as his coat was much burnt where the shot entered; he told me the accident had occurred from Mr. Arthur Edwards's gun going off as they were descending a bill, when he (deceased) was only four or five yards in advance of him. There was complete para- lysis of the lower extremities, and I told the landlord, or some one else present, that it was a hopeless case. Deceased lingered until the evening of Wednesday, the 14th. I did not attend him afterwards, as he was one of Mr. Tucker's patients. George Steward, Pontnewydd: I was out shooting at Cwmfrwdwr, with the deceased and Mr. Arthur Edwards, on the 12th instant. As we were going down a hill I heard a gun go off, and then heard deceased say Oh! Steward, I'm a dead man." I was a little distance behind them. On going up to deceased I found him on the ground. I saw that he had been shot in the back. I asked how his gun had gone off. He said it wasn't his gun, but Mr. Edwards's, that had gone off. He said it was purely an accident. Mr. Edwards appeared to be so much affected at the circumstance that he could give no account of it at the time. The hill was a very steep one, and difficult to get down without stumbling. I saw deceased the next day, when he again told me that the discharge of the gun was purely accidental. Edwin Davies: I was out rabbit shooting at Cwm- frwdwr with last witness, deceased, and Mr. Edwards, on the 12th instant. On descending the hill I heard a gun go off, and saw Meredith on the ground. Mr. Edwards was about five or six yards behind Meredith. Mr. Edwards appeared to be deeply affected, and we were all much distressed. I saw his gun on the ground imme- diately after the accident. One of the hammers was on the nipple, and the other was set at half-cock." Deceased said it was entirely an accident. We got him up into a sitting posture and I went for medical aid. The hill was very steep and difficult to descend. Arthur Edwards was next called, but owing to the dis- tressed state of his mind he gave his evidence with some difficulty. He said he was rabbit shooting with deceased and others on the 12th instant, and as they were decend- ing the hill in question one barrel of his gun accidentally went off, and he saw Meredith fall, when he (witness) became so much distressed that he knew not what he was doing. He could only account for the accident from his stumbling in descending the hill. [Witness here became completely overpowered by his feelings and was subse- quently removed home quite prostrate.} The coroner having briefly addressed the jury, the latter immediately returned a verdict of "Accidental death." A subscription for the benefit of the widow and five children of deceased was started in the room, to which the jury contributed their fees, and the coroner, Mr. E. B. Edwards, and other gentlemen likewise subscribed. The poor woman, it is stated, is about to give birth to another child, and it is to be hoped that, as the subscription has become general in the district, all who can afford to do so, will come nobly forward to aid the widow and the fatherless in their distressing emergency. I TOWN HALL, FRIDAY, before JOHN THOMPSON, Esq. 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, Pontypool, on Monday, the 5th instant.' The par- ticulars of the case have already appeared. Defendant pleaded guilty to having passed two counterfeit coins at the Full Moon, but denied having tried to exchange one at the Gold Digger's Return, as had been alleged against him. He was committed for trial, the Mint authorities having undertaken to prosecute. SATURDAY, before the same Magistrate. His LODGING WAS ON THE COLD GROUND.John Preece was charged with having committed an act of vagrancy by sleeping on the public road. P.C. Mitchell deposed that he accompanied defendant to three or four places at Abersychan, at which he said be lodged, 'and finding that he had deceived him he locked him up. Fined 5s., or seven days' imprisonment in default. DRUNK AND INCAPABLE.-Patrick Welsh was charged with an offence of this nature. As defendant did not appear, P.S. Brooks proved the service of the summons, and P.C. Watkins the offence. Fined 5s., or seven days' imprisonment in default. Edward Worthy, who did not appear, was charged, on the information of P.C. Howard, with a similar offence. Defendant was fined 10s., or seven days' imprisonment. AN IMPOSTER.—John Hill was charged under the fol- lowing circumstances. Sergeant Powell deposed that prisoner applied, with four other individuals, at the police station for tickets for lodgings for the night. In answer to the usual questions put to vagrants, detendaut said that he had no money whatever nor anything else. On being searched, the sum of 5td. was discovered concealed in his clothing, and he had as much bread as would serve him two days. He was committed to prison for one months' hard labor. AN ILLEGAL PLEDGE.—John Butcher, tailor, was charged with having pledged a piece of cloth, of the value of 10s., the property of John Hussey, milk-man, Sowhill, Pontypool. Prisoner was apprehended by Sergt. Brooks at Garndiffaith, He was-convicted in the penalty of 20s' for the offence, and was ordered to pay 10s., the value of the cloth, in default of which he was committed to prison for one month with hard labor.
ABERSYCHAN. GENEROUS CONDUCT OF THE LADY OF THE MANOR.— On Thursday week Miss Webb, the lessee of one moiety of the extensive and flourishing Iron Works of this plaee, and Lady of the important Manors of Wentsland and Bryngwyn, visited the Abersychan property, accompanied by one of her co-proprietors, Mons. Chas. Dendon, of Paris. This gentleman descended the Cwmsychan mine pit, and viewed the workings upon iron, stone, and coal, apparently with much interest. After partaking of some refresh- ment, very courteously offered by Josiah Richards, Esq., the able manager of the works, the party proceeded to view by night the blast furnaces, forges, mills, &c., and the distinguished strangers appeared to be no less gratified with the beauty, than astonished at the novelty, of the scene around them. Previous to leaving the works, Miss Webb, with that kind and considerate feeling towards the workmen which has invariably distinguished her visits amongst them, placed the handsome sum of dB20 in the hands of Mr. Richards, to be by him apportioned amongst the various departments, with a view to afford the men a drop of" cwrw dda," to cheer them in their arduous em- ployment. She also most generously promised to give a cup, of the value of £5, annually, as a prize to be con- tended for by the Abersychan company of the 2nd Mon. Volunteers, and further gave a donation of 95 towards the workmen's institute at Abersychan, the establishment of which affords irrefragible proof that Mr. Darby and his partners take great interest in the moral and intellectual welfare of their workpeople. M. Dendon also presented the like sum of f5 to the institute. The Abersychan company of volunteers feel proud of the honor which is about to be conferred upon thtlm by Miss Webb, and if other ladies who affect to have such a regard for the movement would be less prolific in words, and more so in deeds, they would give better proof of their earnestness, and it would also tend to the improvement of the Volun- teer cause. SAD ACCIDENT.-On the night of Tuesday last a coal haulier, of the name of James Probert, accidentally fell down a short flight of stone steps, behind the Queen Adelaide beer house, near this place, from which he received injuries which are expected to prove fatal. He was removed to his own house, which is only a short dis- tance from where the accident happened, on the following morning, and he still lies in a very precarious state. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. A meeting of this body was held in the Reading Room of the British Schools, on Wednesday last, at which were present: Messrs. C. J. Parkes (chairman), J. Richards, Mitchell, A. A. Williams, G. Fothergill, Hambleton, Rev. S. Price, H. Lewis, J. Jones, W. Walters, J. T. Edmonds, W. Richards, T. Lewis and J. Hair. Mn Beckingsale, who rents the Abersychan market, attended to call the attention of the Board to the number of people who sell goods outside the market in the public streets, which, independently of any private considerations he might entertain, he submitted was dangerous from having the thoroughfares too much crowded with people. The Chairman thought the application was one of which the Board should take notice. The convenience of the public would be consulted if people would confine them- selves to the market, but he thought the question could be more properly entertained when the Board framed its bye-laws, and he suggested that it stand over until that time. Mr. J. Richards spoke of the danger arising from driv- ing through the streets when in a crowded state on market days, and the Surveyor also said that complaints had been made to him of the inconvenience resulting from the matter in question. After a few remarks from Messrs. Price, Williams, and other members, the question was ordered to stand over until the formation of the bye-laws. The minutes of the last meeting having been read over, the Clerk reported that Mr. Mitchell had prepared a design for a seal for the Board, which was in the hands of the engraver, and would soon be completed. The Clerk also said that, by the direction of the Board, he had given notice to the Clerk of the Board of Roads to deliver the money and a safe to this Board. He had given notice both in writing and verbally. One letter had been sent by post and another by a private source, and he had also spoken to the Clerk on the subject. The Chairman remarked that he was very sorry to hear that no reply had been received to the applications, as it was in such very bad taste, for many members of the Board of Roads also belonged to this Board. Mr. Hambleton said that it was necessary for a formal notice to be given by this Board to the Board of Roads, signifying that it was prepared to take charge of the roads. The Clerk having been appealed to, said that no such notice as that to which the last speaker referred was necessary, and read a clause in the Act of Parliament con- firmatory of his statement. Mr. H. Lewis remarked that at the last meeting of the Board of Roads they did not object to give up possession of the money or safe if proper notice had been received. The Clerk again repeated that no such notice as that referred to by Mr. Hambleton was necessary. They had done all that was required, which was to ask for them, and on the very day their Act was gazetted they were entitled to their possession. Mr. Hair said that a proposition had been made at the last meeting of the Board of Roads for it to give up the money and the safe, and bring its existence to a close, which, as he was chairman, and could give a casting vote, was legally carried, but it appeared not to have been adopted. It was here explained that there was a counter proposi- tion, and as the numbers .were divided, there being two for one motion and two for another, they both fell to the ground. Several members seemed to think that Mr. Hair was entitled to the casting vote, which would have carried the motion, and the matter would have terminated. Mr. Price thought it desirable to send another notice or request to the Board of Roads to give up the money and the safe, and after some discussion on the matter, The Chairman suggested that the Clerk should be ordered to write a registered letter to the Clerk of the Board of Roads, calling his attention to the fact that as that body had now been superseded by the Abersychan Local Government Board, the said Board of Roads would not be justified in incurring any more debts, or further liabilities, and asking him to hand over to this Board the safe and money in its hands. An order was ultimately made, embodying the sugges- tion of the Chairman. A lengthened conversation next ensued respecting the rate of four-pence in the £ which had been proposed for defraying the expenses of carrying out, or adopting the new Act, when the Clerk and Surveyor explained that the proposed rate would produce something like £ 247, which 'I.. would leave a balance in hand, after the expenses had been paid, of from £40 to £ 50. In answer to Mr. A. A. Williams, the Clerk said that proper notices had been given both on the doors of places of worship and by advertisement. During the discussion of this question, it was inciden- tally mentioned that the Board ought to feel itself under considerable obligation to some gentleman at Pontypool for devoting his time and extraordinary abilities (?) in looking after the interests of the Board by pointing out its failings and short-comings, in which he had inadver- tently displayed his own ignorance, through the medium of the press. The Chairman suggested that the rate, being a district one, should be deposited in some place in the district for inspection, for as there appeared to be a disposition to watch the movements of this Board, it was desirable to conduct them as regularly and correctly as possible. The rate having been ordered to be made, the Clerk observed that the most convenient place to deposit it for inspection would be at Mr. Martin's, the druggist, when it was ordered to be left there for that purpose during the time given by the Act for appealing against it. The Surveyor reported that he had written to the Pontypool Iron Company in respect to the reparation of some part of their property, which they promised to attend to. A letter was received from Mr. D. Morgan, gas pro- prietor, offering to supply the Board with a number of lamps for the public streets, on the same terois as those at Pontypool. The Chairman observed that it would be time enough to take the application into consideration when the Board had come to the determination of supplying the streets with gas. Mr. Williams: It does not form part of the estimate for this year. 'A. notice having been given to Mrs, Edwards, respecting the want of proper drainageof her cottage property, situate on the river side, she appeared before. the Board to-day, and promised to have the necessary work done, subject to the approbation of the Board. F She su'bject of the bye-laws having been introduced, it was ordered at the suggestion of Mr. J. Richards, that two members from the Finance Committee, and two from the Road Committee, should be appointed with the chair- man as a committee to arrange as to the formation of the laws in question. The clerk informed the meeting that be had written to several towns for copies of their bye-laws, so as to form some guide in making their own It was at length ordered that Messrs. H. Lewis, Mitchell, Walters, J. Hair, and the chairman, be appointed as a committee for the purpose mentioned. Some conversation next ensued as to the place at which the committee should meet, when the Town Hall was men- tioned as being the most likely. I A member having ob- jected to the Town Hall, in consequence of his desire of avoiding 'any collision with disappointed members of another Board, the chairman reminded him that the Town Hall was not given to Pontypool alone, but to the parish of Trevethin, and one part of the parish had as much right to it as another. It was at length agreed that the com- mittee should meet in the Town Hall. The Surveyor next repqrted the existence of several nuisances, respecting which orders were given that notices should be issued for their removal, and that parties neg- lecting to comply with the same, should be. summoned before the magistrates. In one case, that of Mr. Croft, time was afforded for his return from his continental wed- ding tour. This being all the business brought beforej the Board, the members separated.
ABERGAVENNY. CRICKET.—A match was played on Saturday last, at Llangattock Park, near Crickhowell, between the Aber- gavenny and Crickhowell clubs, the latter commencing the innings. In consequence of the deadness of the ground, it was extremely difficult to obtain runs, and hence the smallness of the scores. Crickhowell having made 43 runs, the Abergavenny men went to the wickets, and though the game was interrupted by frequent storms of rain and hail, they managed to head their opponents with the loss of five wickets, when a tremendous thunder- storm put an end to further play, the score standing as follows:— CRICKHOWELL. E. Parry, bowled Rosher 3 Prosser, bowled Rosher 0 Williams, caught Fitzherbert, b. Rosher 3 Theophilus, run out. 10 W. J. Price, bowled Rosher 11 E. Price, hit wicket, bowled Peake. 1 H. Beavis, caught Goodwin, b. Peake 3 Daniels, caught Gibbs, b. Rosher 1 Lacy, bowled Rosher 3 Davies, not out 0 T. Levick, absent. 0 Bye, 1; leg bye, 1; wides, 6. 8 -43 ABERGAVENNY. H. James, bowled Price 11 T. Richards, bowled Price 0 G. Peake, bowled Price 7 J. Goodwin, run out 2 E. Fitzherbert, not out 5 G. Lerick, not out 12 Bye, 1; wides, 6 7 — 44 WEATHER AT ABERGAVENNY DURING AUGUST.- With the exception of a few days, this month was remark- ably fine, and, until about the middle, extremely hot; after that time, though generally dry, the temperature con- tinued for several days many degrees lower than before. No less than twenty-four days were registered as being entirely without rain, and that which did fall was com- paratively but very slight. The rainfall for the whole month only amounted to 1.41 inches. 81° was the highest reading noticed in the shade, and the minimum marked by the self-registering thermometer being 34°, a monthly range of 47Q is given. Greatest range in the twenty-four hours, 40°; maximum in sun, 127°; 1269 was also reached on the 15th. The barometer was unusually high all throughout August, the variations being extraordinarily gradual. Highest reading, 30.578 in.; lowest, 29-872 in. Monthly range, .706 in.; greatest daily range, .251 in. The wind was very variable, direction as follows:—S. on 4 days; S.W., 3; W., 3; N.W., 9; N., 1; N.E., 6; E., 2; S.E., 1; uncertain, 2.-GOBANNIENBIB. JERUSALEM."—On Monday, a lecture under this title was delivered at the Volunteers' Hall, by Mr. Avelin, of London. The number of people present was estimated at about 400. The lecturer, who was frequently applauded throughout the delivery of his lecture, dealt with his sub- ject in a marked efficient manner, his descriptions of the various immortalized" physical aspects of the divine city," being vivid and impressive. CARRIAGE ACCIDENT.-We regret to state that a few days ago a painful accident befel Mrs. Bellamy, of Aber- gavenny Castle, who, as many of our readers will be aware, is a sister to the Hon. Mrs. Yelverton. It seems that while on the Brecon road, her horse, which was affixed to a vehicle in which the unfortunate lady was sitting, bolted towards home, when upon turning the corner of Neville Street, she was thrown out of the carriage with such violence as to leave her senseless on the ground until as- sistance arrived. Besides being much affrighted, the un- fortunate lady was considerably bruised, but we are glad to state that, under the skilful medical treatment of Dr. Sam Steel and other surgeons, she has now recovered the effects of an accident which might have resulted far more seriously. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Hon. W. P. RODNEY, and C. BAILEY, junr., Esq. CHARGE OF DRUNKENNESS.—Mary Newman, charged, on the information of P.S. Edghill, with being drunk was discharged, the Bench presuming that she was merely in a passion at seeing her husband ill-used, which she urged in her defence. DISORDERLY CONDUCT.-Agnes Smith, a female of questionable character, who has been previously convicted of a similar offence, was charged with using obscene lan- guage in the streets. She did not appear, but the charge having been proved, she was sentenced to one month's im- prisonment. LARCENY.—Mary Redman, was charged with stealing three fowls. Elizabeth Jones deposed: I live at Newport, and on Tuesday last I attended the market at Aber- gavenny; I there bought nineteen fowls; I placed them in a basket on a stall, and put my shawl over them; I subsequently missed three of them; I then went round the market, when I found two of the missing fowls in a basket belonging to the prisoner; I told prisoner they belonged to me, and she said "No;" I then took one of the fowls to the woman of whom I bought them, and she recognised it as one of the fowls I had bought of her; prisoner afterwards admitted that she bad taken two fowls from my basket. Sergeant Edghill gave corrobora- tive evidence, adding that prisoner had said to him, I took the two fowls out of spite, but I never, did such a thing before." In answer to the Bench, prisoner said: I only did it for mischief, and intended to give them back before I got to Newport." The Bench remarked that the case was a bad one; but under the circumstances prisoner would be sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment, only. POACHING,—John Sweeney, who did not appear, was charged with this offence. Jonathan Jones deposed: I am a labourer, living in St. John Street, Abergavenny; on Saturday last I was on the Little Hard wick Farm, picking mushrooms; I there saw a labouring man, to whom I could not swear, coming down the footpath; he passed by me, and turned to the fence; I asked him what he had there, adding Is it a lamb ?" he did not answer me; I then went towards him, when I found be had a hare in a wire; I told him to leave it there, and then went away; I did not see him take the hare; I don't know whether there is a footpath in the field. Wm. Morris, gamekeeper, deposed: On the day in question, witness came to me, narrating the circumstance above-mentioned; I asked him what sort of a man it was he had seen, and he said he was a tall Irishman; there is a man of that description working upon the farm; his name is John Sweeney; I then went to let the hare out of the snare, but I found it was gone; I found three or four wires in the same fence; I then went after Sweeney, whom I found two fields away; he had an iron bar with bim; I asked him what he had done with the hare, and he said he had got it; he then came with me, and shewed me the place in a ditch where he had hidden it; it was covered over with grass; I asked him what he was going to do with it, and he said he was going to take it home; I said I should have him taken up, and he said "I know nothing about the snare, but I took the hare out of it;" there is no path along the fence in ques- tion; there has been a good deal of trapping and snaring on the farm above-mentioned. The Bench: The system of wiring is carried on to a great extent around this town, and we find that lenient punishment has no effect, and as subscriptions are said to be got up to pay fines in such cases, we have determined upon sentencing prisoner to two months' imprisonment. I Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM HENRY CLARK, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County of Monmouth, September 24, 1864.