¡;trti)a. At Hall Parlr, London, September 27, tke wife of Mr. Charles Joseph Dedrnan, grocer, of a daughter. f+7, itrt-t' a g efs. At St. Matthias' Church, Richmond Hill, Surrey, Sept. 17, by the Rev. Robert Lloyd, (brother to the bridegroom,) George Arthur Lloyd, Esq., Captain in the Royal Monmouthshire Militia, to Mary, widow of Frederick Robinson, Esq., barrister- at-law. At Ticehurst Church, Sussex, by the Rev. J. Ryle, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Claude Bosanquet, Captain liosanquet, R.X., third son of Samuel R. Bosanquet, Esquire, of Dingestow Court, to Caroline Susan, daughter of the late Rev. "William Courthope. At Llansoy Church, August 26, Mary, only daughter of Mr. John Gilbert, Llanolway, to Mr. ITenry Morgan, of Kingcoed. At Bath, Sept. 22, by the Rev. J. IV. Sweeney, Charles, son of the late Henry Mostvn, Esq., of Usk, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Mr. M. Warren. Qratfjs. At Ightfield, Chepstow, Sept. 22, Frances Charlotte Eliza, wife of the Rev. Richard Williams, rector of Roggiett-eum-Ifton and Llanvihangel, Monmouthshire. At Bristol, Sept. 20, Mr. William Watkins, innkeeper, for- merly of the King's Head Inn, Chepstow. At Gloucester Place, Portman Square, London, lately, in the 63rd year of her age, Catherine Mai garette Irene, the beloved wife of Henry Joyce Newark, Esq., and aunt of Mr. Newark Jacombs, formerly of Usk. Also, a fortnight after, in the 42nd year of her age, Eliza, the beloved and second wife of Mr. George Newark, of Coventry, niece and cousin of the above. At Blaenavon, September 23, William, son of Mr. Thomas Morgan, brickmaker, aged 17 years. At Blaenavon, September 25, Mrs. Joan Protheroe, widow, aged 77 years. Deceased was greatly respected in the place. At Florence, Sept. 17, Walter Savage Landor, Esq., of Ipsley Court, Warwickshire, and Llanthony Abbey, Monmouthshire, in his 90 th year. At Pontnewynydd, Trevethin, Sept. 28, Thomas Jones, bailer, aged 28 years. At George street, Pontypool, Sept. 25, Mary Jane, daughter of George Clayfield, shoemaker, aged 6 years. At Pontnewynydd. Sept. 25, Jonathan Brough, haulier, aged 60 years. At Sowhill, Pontypool, Sept. 28, Valentine, son of Uriah Weeks, miner, aged 5 months. [We insert notices of Births; Marriages, and Deaths, FREE OF CHARGE (except marriages containing the words, "No Cards," which are charged 2s.6d. each), and should, there- fore, be glad if the friends of the persons concerned, who wish such announcements to appear in our columns, would forward them direct to the Office, with full address attached. By these means greater accuracy of detail can be ensured than is otherwise possible.]
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS. The Advertisement of the Chepstow Ploughing Hatch and Stock Show reached us at too late an hour for this issue. It will appear next week, and ice mail, in the meantime, state that the Ploughing Match will take place on the ISth October, and the Shotc on the 24th November.
WANTS.—Advertisements for persons wanting Servants or Servants wanting Situations, are inserted at ONE SHILLING each, if they do not exceed THIRTY WORDS, and are prepaid. If above that number they are charged scale price.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. THE PROPOSED RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER THE SEVERN AND ADDITIONAL RAILWAY CoM MUXICATTON.—" It is i stated that the coalowners, ironmasters, and others in South Wales, with a view to the increased supply of their productions to London, have again resolved to see if the communication between South Wales and London cannot be improved, and with that object they have instructed Mr. Fulton, the engineer, to lay out a line of railway from near Swindon to the South Wales near Chepstow, crossing the river Severn near the Old Aust Passage, where the bed of the channel is composed of rock, which would greatly facilitate the construction of a high-level bridge. bed of the channel is composed of rock, which would greatly facilitate the construction of a high-level bridge. The saving of distance by the proposed route is stated to be twenty-five miles, or nearly 18 per cent of the whole distance. Most of the branch lines to Swansea, Cardiff, Newport. &c., are made on the narrow guage, so that if the South Wales were supplied with narrow guage, and the same guage continued from Didcot to Chepstow by the Great Western and the new route, the facilities to the 1 coalowners and ironmasters would be greatly increased, and the general resources of the Great Western system j largely developed. The distance by railway between London and the South Wales coal and iron districts would be ninety-five miles shorter than between the Durham fields and London by the Great Northern. It will be time enough, however, for the Great Western to move in the matter when the coalowners. ironmasters, and others, begin of their own accord to do something for themselves." -Railway Times. The Bristol Daily Post thinks that next November will not pass without the necessary notices being given of intended application to Parliament in support of the scheme. WORCESTER, DEAN FOREST, AND MONMOUTH RAILWAY. The third ordinary general meeting of the Worcester, Dean Forest, and Monmouth Railway Compaoy, was held in the Guildhall, Worcester, on Tuesday last. Mr. A. Darby (chairman of the company) presided, and there were also present Mr. Thomas Robinson (deputy-chairman) Messrs. Aid. Lewis, J. D. Perrins, A. Buck, M. Abell, E. Wilson, R. Wood, Thomas Brown, and Mr. Adcock, (secre- tary). The notice calling the meeting having been read, The Secretary read the following report- The directors have the pleasure to inform the shareholders that they were successful in obtaining powers, during the last t Session of Parliament, for the construction of a line from Newent to Gloucester. Too much importance caunot be at- tached to this extension, as it will in fact form a main line between Gloucester and Worcester. Conditional arrangements have been made with Sir Morton Peto for the construction of the main line, and the extension to Gloucester; but the rapidity with which the works can be car- ried out will depend upon the amount of subscriplions by those locally interested. The Crown authorities having required detail working plans and sections for that portion of the line running through the Forest, unavoidable delay in the prosecution of the works has taken place, but which is now in course of removal by our engineer and his assistants. The Chairman moved that the report be received and adopted, which having been seconded by Mr. Robinson, was carried. Several of the persons present expressed themselves in the most encouraging terms of the prospects of the line, and it was stated that all that was required to carry it to a most successful issue was increased local support. ABERSYCHAN. THE LATE ACCIDENT.—In regard to the accident to which we referred last week, we have to add that the poor man James Probert died from the injuries he received in falling down, as we previously stated, a number of stone steps a week ago, situate behind the Queen Adelaide beer- house. An inquiry into the cause of the deatli" of deceased was held before E. D. Batt, Esq., on the morning of Satur- day last, when Dr. Tucker deposed that he had become paralized from the effects of the fall. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." LOCAL GOVERNMENT BO.ARD.-The Seal of this Board, to which reference was made in the report of the last meeting of the members, held on Wednesday week, is now completed. It was very judiciously designed bv Mr. T. Mitchell. In the centre is presented a fac simile of the blast engine, the stack, and a portion ot the adjacent fur- Daces or works, surmounted by a plume of feathers, and surrounded by the inscription Abersychan Local Government Board." Independently of the appropriate- ness of the design, the engraving itself appears to be a neat and chaste piece of workmanship, which reflects much credit on Mr. W. G. Golding, who was entrusted with its execution. CHEPSTOW. THE REGATTA. This event, which has been for some time anticipated with considerable interest, came off on Monday last, and being the second annual meeting of the kind. the Regatta may now be looked upon as one of the institutions of the town, and one too, which bids fair, in future years, to occupy no mean position, from the increasing interest the gentry, tradespeople, and other inhabitants, have this year evinced in its operations. The weather, on Monday, was everything that could be desired for the sport, which was witnessed by a vast con- course of spectators who lined the river's banks, and amongst whom were numerous visitors from Newport, Bristol, Cardiff, and other distant places, which plainly indicated that the society has gained for itself something more than a local fame. A degree ot eclat, too, was given to the proceedings by the presence, in a boat which wus towed up and down the river, of the brass band of the Chepstow Rifle Corps, which numbered about twenty per- formers, and, under the leadership of Surgeant Pratten, discoursed somt excellent music, in a style that did infinite credit to the performers, considering that they are self- taught, and that the band has only been formed some two or three months. The course, which was about a mile and a half in length, extended from the starting point opposite the Castle, round a boat moored off Tailard's Marsh, and back, pass- ing under the turnpike-road and railway bridges-a cir- cumstance which dccidedly gave men acquainted with the water an advantage over strangers, and which, as will be seen below, led to an accident. Mr. Merewether performed the duties of starter, and Mr. Fryer, timber merchant, those of umpire, and the men having drawn lots for places, the signal for starting (the report of a pistol) was given shortly after twelve o'clock, for the first race:- No. 1.—For two-oared boats belonging to the port of Chepstow. First prize, £2; second, £1. Entrance fee, 3s. Wane—Geo. James and H. Thomas, cox. W. Thomas 1 Volunteer—A. Richards and J. James, cox. Geo. Green 2 Star— James Howe and S. Habbuck, cox. Henry Cumper 3 The Wave took a lead of about, two lengths at starting, the Star being about a like distance in the rear of the Volunteer, and the winning positions remained unaltered throughout the race, the Star being left hopelessly behind when half the distance had been completed. Time: 19 minutes. No. 2.-For Four-oared Boats belonging to the Port of Chep- stow. First prize, E4; Second prize, £1. Entrance fee, 5s. Rover—E. Walsall, T. Walsall, G. Walters, and A. Richards 1 Mary—.T. Trelierne, C.'Cumper, D. Cumper, and G. Quinton 2 Alexctlldra-G. James, H. Thomas, J. Bayman, and H. James 3 The boats started as placed, with about a length between each. The winner, however, soon improved her position, and made all the running," winning easily. The pulling of the Alexandra crew was much admired, but they had not a chance in the race. Time: 17 minutes. No.3. -Open Race. For Scullers in Outriggers. First prize, £5; Second prize, 41. Entrance fee, 5s. Nonpareil (Hubbuck) + Dart (Robert Montgomery) + The Dart got away with a lead of half a length, but on nearing the bridge, Montgomery, who comes from Bristol, and is generally considered a skilful boatman, by some mismanagement, fearing, probably, that he could not get through the arch he was trying for, got his boat round broadside to his rival, who ran into him, capsizing his craft and immersing him in the water he, however, kept himself afloat until a boat. from the shore came to his as- sistance, whilst the Nonpareil, after "righting" herself, went over the course at her leisure. The partizans of the Nonpareil cheered lustily on witnes. ing the mishap, whilst those of the Dart raised. a cry of foul." Upon the objec- tion being put to the umpire, he suggested that the race should be run again, but Hubbuck refused, a'idthe matter was ultimately left to be decided by a race on the following day. No. 4.-For Sculling Fishing boats. First prize, 41 5s. Second prize, 10s. Entrance fee, 2s. No. i.-George Waters 1 Ann-George Highett 2 Dreadnought.—William Waters 3 The race laid between the two first-named boats, and was well contested, causing much amusement. No. 5.-For Two-oared Boats belonging to the Port of Chep- stow. First prize, 92; Second, £1. Entrance fee, 3s. The winner of the first race in same class to be excluded. Star 1 Volunteer 2 Jenny Lind 3 This race was well contested by the first and second boats, the Jenny Lind being thrown out of the race by one of her oars breaking. ) No. 6.-°I,Jen Race. For Four-oared Boats rowed by youths under eighteen years of age. First Second, 15s. Entrance fee, 3s. Star 1 Volunteer 2 IVa -e 3 The Star had it, all her own way. only being once chal- lenged by the Volunteer. The Wave nowhere. No. 7.—The Chepstow Regatta Cup, value £10. Open to all Comers. For Four-oared Gigs (not outriggers). Entrance, 7s. 6d. Pilgrim-Robert Pavey, John Leonard, William Mattock, Robert Montgomery; cox. James Notley (Bristol) 1 Fawn-Cardiff men 2 UnitedUniversity-J. Wood,C. Wood, Dr. Lawrence, Poyntz; cox. John James 3 Arrow—Chepstow men 4 An objection was made to the Fawn, on the ground of her being outrigged, but she was allowed to compete sub- ject to a reference to Bell's Life. The winner, upon which the betting was 2 to 1, 66 made the running" turoughout, distancing her competitors considerably towards the finish, and completing the task in 15 minutes. The crew were loudly applauded upon their landing. No. 8.-For Two-oared Boats rowed by youths under 18 years of age. First prize, £1 5s.; Second, 10s. Entrance fee, 2s. Volunteer 1 Wai'e 2 Star 8 This was a tight race, the winner not making good her position until just at the finish. No. 9.-For Four-oared Gigs, not exceeding 28 feet in length. First prize, E4; Second, £1. Entrance fee, 5s. The winner of the Cup to be excluded. Arrow 1 Sumter 2 The prbceedings terminated shortly after six o'clock, all present having every reason to be pleased with a capital day's sport. PETTY SESSIONS, SEPT. 22, before W. 2E. SEYS and A. B. SAVERY, Esqrs. LABCENY. Charles Stidder, of Shirenewton, was charged with having, on the 16th July last, stolen a pair of boots, of the value of 6s., the property of Thomas Crossman Boulton, of Shirenewton, farmer. Prosecutor deposed: The prisoner was in my service, in the house, and left me at a week's notice, on the 16th July last; about a week after, I missed a pair of my strong boots; the pair of boots now produced are those I lost; I know them by their general appearance; Charles Jones, of Shirenewton, made them for me about nine months since; they were worth about 6s. when I lost them. Charles Jones proved having made the boots in question for prosecutor. James Spencer, shoemaker, Shireuewton, deposed: About five week ago one of the boots produced was brought to me to repair; after it had been with me about a fortnight, the prisoner came to me and asked me if I would mend the two boots it he sent the other up; be afterwards sent the other boot up, and came on the fol- lowing Saturday night and asked me if his boots were done, but I refused to let him have them until he paid for repairing them. P.C. Morgan proved apprehending the prisoner, when the latter denied the charge. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to twenty-one days' imprisonment, with hard labor, at Usk. POLICE COURT, SEPT. 23, before A. B. SAVEBY, Esq. ANOTHER ROBBERY AT SHIBENEWTON. Richard Glanville was charged with stealing a sack, the property of T. C. Boulton, of Shirenewton. The prisoner was remanded, on the application of P.C. Morgan, who Had charge of the case, until the next Petty Sessions. WEDNESDAY, before W. iE. SEYS, Esq. I VAGBANCY.—John Potter was charged with committing- an act of vagrancy by begging on the 27th inst. P.C. Hardy proved to seeing prisoner on the previous evening about quarter to eight o'clock, go into Mrs. Watkins's shop, High Street, and beg alms from three persons there, he afterwards went to Mr. Clark's and Mr. Robinson's begging. Prisoner was drunk and very abusive, and witness took him into custody. Prisoner was sentenced to twenty-one days' hard labor in the HouseofConection. ABERGAVENNY. ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUICIDE.—It is alleged that on Friday a young girl named Julia Phillips attempted to commit suicide by drowning herself. It appears that on the morning of the day in question, be- tween five and six o'clock, a man who was walking along the bank of the river Usk, near Mr. Batt's house, saw Julia Phillips plunging in the water. She was almost in a state of nudity, and appeared to be drowning. He recovered her from the water and removed her to the Bridge End public house. Medical assistance was sent for, and in a short space of time Dr. Hansby arrived, and by his skilful treatment she was soon relieved of the effects arising from exhaustion. She is now in the Work- house, having been ordered there by the magistrates, who considered that she was not of sound mind. She had been a servant at the Albion Inn, Tudor Street, and the cause of her attempt to destroy herself is ascribed to a feeling of remorse for wrong-doing, she having absented herself from her master's house during the whole of the night previous to the occurrence. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Hon. W. P. RODNEY. LABCENY.—John Berryman, of Brecon, was charged as follows:—James Pritchard said that two years ago, Berry- man having brought him a glass of beer into the marktt, he took 2s. out of his (prosecutor's) pocket and decamped, and he had not seen him since. He, however, gave infor- mation of the robbery at the time to Sergeant Edghill, who apprehended prisoner a few days ago. Sergt. Edghill, in reply to the bench, said he had not seen the prisoner since the robbery until a few days ago. In answer to the ben«h, prosecutor said he could not swear that prisoner was the man who took t.he money out of his pocket. The bench (to prisoner): It is very probable you committed this larceny, still, the period that has elapsed since is so long, namely two years, and as the prosecutor himself in open court says he cannot swear to you, there is a doubt about your being the person; you are entitled to the benefit of that doubt, and you can go about your business. ALLEGED OFFENCE AGAINST A LICENSE. Mary Ann Goodwin, of the Castb Stores public house, was charged as tollows:- P.C.Dunn deposed: On Monday, the 5th instant, at twenty minutes past eleven o'clock at night, I was on duty in Mill Street, when I heard shouting and screaming in the Castle Stores public house, kept by the defendant; I looked in and saw three or four men there whose names I do not know; the defendant's bar-maid, and two prosti- tutes named Mary Ann Jennings and Agnes Smith were also there; they were all shouting and laughing; I saw one of the men sitting down by the side of Mary Ann Jennings; I saw him kiss her; Agnes Smith was resting on the counter drinking; in the course of about quarter of an hour afterwards Mary Ann Williams, another prostitute, also went iii and one of the men present went up to her and put his arms around her; I believe he kissed her; at ten minutes to twelve the women all left; I saw all I have described through the window, from which I was standing about fifteen yards distant; I saw William James go into the house; Smith and Jennings have been convicted I did not see them go into the house; they were there before I went there; I was there about half-an-hour; I did not go into the house, because I had cautioned defendant twice before. By Mr. Greenway (who appeared for defendant): I am a second-class con- stable, and have been in the force about three years; I have known the defendant about two years; to the best of my knowledge there has been nothing against, her; I cautioned her on July 26th; Miss Goodwin has not cautioned me about bad conduct; she never came out of her bed-room, after she had retired to rest, and found me in her house playing nt cards; I know Watkins the policeman; I never met him at. Miss Goodwin's, because lie was there before me, but I was there with him; George Goodwin was not there with me when I was there with P.C. Watkins; I am not good friends with Miss Goodwin; on Sunday week I did not insult Miss Goodwin; I did tell her on that occasion to go into the house; I don't know what the laughing I refer to was about; the three men I referred to are now in the court; I won't swear that either of the prostitutes mentioned have ever been con- victed for prostitution; Miss Goodwin did give Agnes Smith into my custody a short time ago; I was standing on the bank at the back of the house when I saw what I have described; all the men must have seen Jennings kissed by a man who is not here now; I don't know that Miss Goodwin has previously been charged with such an offence as this; the landlord has never complained to me about this house; I have not called upon any of the neighbours ot Miss Goodwin to inquire about the general conduct of the house; it was in the bar where I saw the people referred to; never saw anything improper in any other part of the house. William James, letter-carrier, deposed: On the night in question, I heard some screaming while in Mill Street; I went to the Castle Stores, where I thought there was fighting going on; I saw a man there who had taken, as he humourously said, to act as landlord; I saw the people enumerated by the last witness in the house; I know Agnes Smith has been convict) d. By Mr. Greenway: I often go to Miss Goodwin's house, and never saw anything wrong there; I heard one of the men say, "I am the landlord," upon which the other inmates screamed out; it was not laughing; I saw nothing improper take place; both of the girls were on their feet. Daniel Winstone deposed: I live next door to the Castle Stores: I heard a bit of a row" on the night in question, but I did not think anything of it until P.C. Dunn came to me; I never made any complaint to the police about the conduct of the house; on the night after Wednesday week Dunn asked me if I heard any row in the house, and I said I heard some laughing, and- that it awoke me out of my sleep. By Mr. Greenway: My bed- room is on a level with Miss Goodwin's bar; the distance between my bed-room and it is about 6 feet, and it is divided by steps. Mr. Greenway then addressed the bench for the defence as follows; I don't know, your Worship, whether you wish me to make one single observation upon this case, for during my long experience of twenty years, I never bad so paltry a case to defend. When the Superintendent of police and the police unite together to lay an in. formation against a respectable party, we generally expect something very serious will come out of it. There is an old saying, "The course of true love never runs smooth;" and the secret I must out is. that the very informant in this case, the superintendent himself, happened to be dis- appointed in love, and his lover happened to be the defendant herself. And, in addition, if I am rightly in- structed, there has been no good feeling between them from the time Miss Goodwin pushed Mr. Freeman on one side. If informed correctly, I shall carry my case further- and there is no doubt but that I have been correctly in- formed. Now, on the 24th of June Miss Goodwin went to Usk. She returned home and went to rest. While in bed she heard a noise in her house. She went to see what it was, and, to her great astonishment, there was the witness Dunn, Watkins, and a young man in the house, playing at cards. She expressed her indignation to the police constable for allowing, and being a party to com. mitting a breach of the law. If this is so, I think you have another clue to why the case was brought on. Dunn himself admits, though at first he denied it, that on the 26th July, or it might have been the 24th, he was in the house with P.C. Watkins. Now, I would only ask you to consider the way in which Dunn gave his evidence. When I asked him the question he hesitated to give a reply, and to one question he could not give any. It was to this question, "What night was he there with Watkins so early as five o'clock in the morning." Well, I should like to know how he got in there if he had not been let in by some one. He said'he did not see Miss Goodwin there, but he did, and she said what I said she did. I think it is of those cases that you must have seen through before you granted the summonses against Miss Goodwin. Now I would ask who were the neighbours that were dis- turbed, and if there were any, why have they not been pro- duced? I was prepared to have every householder in the street here, and to have examined them upon the point. If rightly informed, and I have no reason to doubt it, I defy any one of them to sav any different to that the house has been well conducted. I don't know that it is a breach of the law to permit a girl, a prostitute, to come in and take a glass of something and go out again. I don't think it a breach of the law, though I would encourage no inn- keeper, much less a female, to permit such people in the house; and the fact that Miss Goodwin did not approve of it was patent from the fact that she herself, not I many weeks since, caused one of those very girls to be sent to Usk for a month. That does not look like an approval. But if the policeman's statement be correct, why were not the girls brought here to-day, so that I might have had the benefit of examining them. Then, why not call the neighbours P The policeman calls one, but his evidence only serves my case. And recollect, that the evi. dence is that the whole of these persons were in the bar. Now, I went this morning to look at the premises, so that I might understand the position in which they stand. The bar is a small room, not hnlf the size of the place in which you are encircled. In front of the counter there is only room for, I should think, seven or eight persons to stand, and when a person gets to the door they can see all the persons in front of the bar and hear all that transpires. Now Dunn's witness says that between that bar and his window there was not a space of more than 6 feet, and he only heard laughing for about five minutes. Since the summons has been issued, Dunn has been raking up all the evidence he could, but the only witness he brings—a highly respectable man-is a witness for the defence. I could not have a better witness put in the box than that gentleman himself, who lives so near to Miss Goodwin, and who says he only heard laughing there for about five minutes. Now, here is the postman. What does he say ? He says he heard screams, but it was merely laughing; and that laughing, I must now tell you, was caused by a landlord having been presented to the company. (Laughter.) A man says" I am the new landlord," and a laugh ensues. And I would ask if that is anything against the tenor of a license; and I shall be very happy, if you think it necessary, to call every person, so far as I can ascertain, who was in the bar on the night in question, and they will tell you that nothing transpired above this: that there was something said about a landlord, a man said he was going to be landlord, and that caused a little laughing. We can easily understand ladies being tickled to a hearty laugh at such an occurrence, but that does not say that the house was disorderly in consequence. And the post-man says: "I have been going to the house for the last twelve months with letters, but I never saw any disorderly conduct in the house." Further, I ventured to ask the policeman himself if any information had before been laid against Miss Goodwin; Such has not been the case, and, if I am rightly instructed, the house has been conducted like others, and, I trust, with equal manage- ment and, in future, I hope, it will be conducted with greater strictness, if possible. I will conclude with this observation i if you wish me to call those gentlemen who are said to have been in the house on the night in ques- tion, I will do so, for they will state on their oaths that nothing occurred in that house that night but what I have described, namely, that the laughing was caused by one of the party saying that he would beeome landlord, and further, they will say that no liberties were taken in the house, and that though they have been in the habit of going there from time to time they never saw anything wrong-morally or otherwise. Now, if you give your attention to the evidence, you will say that I have made out a very fair answer to the information laid before you; and I now wait your answer, as to whether I shall call these witnesses or not. I will, however, call your atten- tion to the wording of the summons. The defendant is charged with unlawfully and knowingly permitting and suffering Agnes Smith, Mary Ann Garland, and Mary Ann Williams, being three respective persons of noto- riously bad characters, to assemble in her house." Now I take it that the meaning of that is that she allowed her house for prostitutes. Now, is it likely that Miss Good- win, having read her license, would have permitted any- thing to take place in a bar which is so public. Would they not have gone into an inner room which she has? The Hon. W. P. Rodney: I don't think it will be necessary for you to call your witnesses. With regard to the charge of creating a noise in the house, that must fall to the ground, but there is some doubt whether the evi- dence is not sufficient in 'the other, that of allowing prosti- tutes to assemble in the house. Mr. Greenway I can explain that, I intended to say that the ladies adverted to merely came in for refreshments- The Hon. W. P. Rodney: There comes the question, was not half-an-hour too long for them to take refresh- ments? Mr. Greenway: A person watching outside might imagine that. My witnesses will state that there were no two girls there together at the same time, and that no actual conversation took place between the girls and the men. The Hon. W. P. Rodney: Well, it is not my intention to convict, and, therefore, under the circumstances, there will be no occasion for you to call your witnesses. At the same time, it's my duty to caution the complainant for the future. Mr. Greenway: And I hope the Superintendent will caution Dunn not to interfere any more with Miss Good- win, who will bear in mind the caution from the bench. FONTYPOOL. POOR OLD Ross.-On the night of Tuesday last, a horse belonging to Stephen Farrington, haulier, acciden- tally fell into a quarry, situate in a field into which the animal had been put to graze, at the top of George Street, by which it received such injuries that it had to be killed, and taken to the kennel. To WHOM IT MAY CONCEBJT.—A correspondent calls attention to the fact that an Act of Parliament which was passed last Session, has recently come into operation, by which any person or persons placing poison in any wood, field, plantation, &c., for the destruction of dogs, or from the eating of which it shall be proved they have died, such person or persons shall, upon conviction for every such offence, pay a penalty of £10, or any smaller sum that the mag-istratea may determine, with the alternative of impri- sonment. "PADDY'S DIVARSIONs.On Wednesday last, four individuals were observed to be riding up and down the streets of this town, in a trap drawn by one horse, and the party challenged attention from the zig-zag nature of the movements of the vehicle, which gave rise to the supposi- tion that they were what is commonly termed on the spree," or, as they called it themselves, taking a little hinnocent divarsion." In passing down Commercial Street for the last time, a person remarked that the party were likely to be upset, or by some similar means to come to grief," and in less than half an hour afterwards, the "jarvey of the company managed to steer direct into a carriage which formed one of four or five, belonging to Lord Llanover, which were conveying bis lordship, and a numerous party of friends, to Abercarne. His lordship's cortege was instantly brought to a stand, and was detained for a considerable length of time. The casualities were the breaking ot the pole, and other damage to the carriage, and the breaking of the shafts of the trap first alluded to, and the horse drawing the latter was also slightly injured. A communication having been made to the police authorities, Sergt. Brooke and other officers at once proceeded to the scene of the accident when, from inquiries then instituted, it appeared that the four "gents," who had been enjoying the "hin- nocent divarsion," were Irish cloth hawkers, who gave their names and the numbers of their licences on being solicited to do so. The name of the driver is Michael O'Randon, the supposed owner of the horse and trap, and against whom Lord Llanover intends, we hear, to proceed for damages in the county court. On the road being measured, it was proved that the shoddy party had had apportioned to them 15ft. out of 22ft., the latter of which is the width of the road, and how the driver came to steer so wide of his mark can be accounted for on no other supposition than that, having got a wee drap in his ee," he couldn't see clearly. CRICKBT.-The last match of the season was played on the Pontypool ground, on 22nd ult., between the Newport and Pontypool Clubs. The former team went first to the wickets to the bowling of Messrs. E. G. Edwards and F. Byrde, which proved so destructive that all the wickets tell for 26 runs. The Pontypool men having changed positions with their competitors, quickly ran up 49 "notches;" and the Newport players also obtained 49 in their second innings, leaving Pontypool 27 to win, which they easily obtained, with the loss of only two wickets. The day proved very favourable for the sport, and during the evening there was a large attendance of spectators on the ground. We subjoin the score:- NEWPORT. 1 st Innings, 2nd Innings, Warren, run out 0 run out 1 Michael, b. Byrde 3 run out 9 Wallis, l.b.w., b. Byrde 12 run out 0 Gould, b. Byrde. 3 c. Byrde, b. Edwards. 3 E. Davi«s, run out 0 b. E. G. Edwards 5 Mingay, run out 0 b. E. G. Edwards 19 S. Davies, not out 0 not out l Blower ) c. Byrde, b. Edwards. 0 Collier > not in.. run out 1 Blake J run out 0 Byes. 8 Byes, &c. 10 26- 49- PONTYPOOL. E. G. Edwards, c. Michael b. Davies 16 run out 1 H. James, b. Davies 5 not out 13 F. Byrde, Ii. Gould 1 not out 10 E. Fowler, b. Davies 1 J. Jenkins, 1. b. w., b. Gould 1 J. Lucas, b. Gould 0 J. Dawson, not out. 11 b. Warren 0 F. Probyn, st. Blower, b. Davies 5 S. O. Davies, 0 Byes, &c. 9 Byes, &c. 3 49— 27— TOWN HALL, SATURDAY, before H. M. KENNABD and JOHN THOMPSON, Esquires. A BAD MEMORY.—Thomas Manton was charged under the following circumstances:—It seems that the prisoner, with twelve other individuals, presented themselves last night at the Pontypool Police Station, for tickets for the night's lodging. In answer to the question as to whether they had any money in their possession or not, the prisoner said" No," and having been searched, Sergeant Powell found nine-pence wrapped in a piece of paper in one of his stockings. In answer to the charge, prisoner said that he had no recollection of having the money about him, and didn't know how it got into his stocking. He also said that he came from Staffordshire to look for work. From the appearance of his hands it was inferred that prisoner had not performed any manual labour for a length of time, but had been living by begging. He was committed to prison for fourteen clays, with hard labor. ASSAULT IN A BBICK-YABD.—A young fellow named James Thome was charged with having assaulted Fanny Jones. The parties work in a brick-yard at Llantarnam. Complainant, a young girl, said that on the 21st instant defendant having heated an iron with which they puddle the fire in the kiln, he put it up her clothes. She did not think that he intended to injure her, and it did not appear that she'had been injured, at least to any serious extent. Complainant's mother said that the injury was very slight and she believed that defendant bad not done it purposely. The chairman remarked that the bench could not believe that defendant had done what he did maliciously,, stiil at the same time they must protect the girl. lie was ordered to pay 20s., including costs. TRESPASS IN PURSUIT OF GAME.—Henry Knight, Sebastopol, was charged at the instance of Messrs. A. Darby and others, with having committed an offence of this description, in the parish of Llanvrechfa. Mr. Evans appeared for complainants, and Mr. Greenway for defen- dant. John Masey, a lad who gave his evidence in a very straight-forward manner, deposed that on the morning of Tuesday, the 13th instant, he was Watching in a Wood in the parish mentioned, when he saw four pheasants flying towards him. He heard a gun fired about fourteen yards distant from where he was, and saw two pheasants killed. He continued watching for an hour or more, and at length he saw the defendant, Henry Knight, come down the wood pretending to pick nuts, and when he had got up to the spot where the birds laid, he picked one of them up. He (witness) was quite sure that defendant was the man. By Mr. Greenway: It was about eight o'clock in the morning when the gun was fired; knew the time from the train being at Pontrhydyrun station; the pheasants fell outside the wood in a field on Taplin's farm; thought.. defendant was pretending to pick nuts, because he kept looking up into the trees. Defendant could not have seen the birds fall through the trees, but he knew whereabouts they fell; the bird he took had fallen in a furrow; I halloed to him, and he dropped the bird and ran away; I was about fourteen or fifteen yards from him. Anne Knight, mother of defendant, said that he was working all night on Monday night; he came home before half- past seven o'clock on Tuesday morning, and never went out until between nine and ten o'clock, and was only out then about an hour. Mr. Evans cross-examined witness as to what clothes defendant wore on the morning in question. She said he bad on the black coat which be was wearing at present. The witness Masey had said it was a long fustian coat, and Mr. Evans said he had other witnesses who would prove the same, and added that the other part of the evidence of defendant's mother was cor- roborative of that given for the complainants, for they said that the bird was picked up between the hours of nino and ten o'clock. The gun was fired about eight o'clock, and the witness (Masey) watched more than an hour before he saw defendant pick up the bird. James Taplin, farmer, said that he occupied the land on which the bird had been picked up; he was a tenant of the Executors of C. H. Leigh, Esq., and not of the Pontypool Iron Com- pany he had given the defendant permission to pick nuts and mushrooms on the land; had never seen him there with a gun; had seen him with a gun sometimes about the roads in winter; eomplainants had a right to the game in the wood but not to that in the field adjoining; he had received compensation in lime from complainants for injury his land had sustained from the game, but not this year. Mr. Greenway contended that as complainants had no right to the game they could not prosecute, and the case was about to be adjourned to prove whether they had such right or not, when Mr. Greenway waived the point and urged on behalf of defendant that, assuming he was on the ground, he bad a right to be there from having had permission, and even if he had picked up the pheasant he could not be charged with being there in pursuit of game, as he had no gun, nor had it been proved that he had been seen with a gun at all. The chairman remarked that as defendant had permission from the tenant to go on the land, the bench judged that he was there in pursuit of game, and they should therefore convict him in the penalty of 20s., including costs-a mitigated penalty in consideration of his youth. AFFILIATION CASES.—John Evans, mason, Blaenavon, was summoned by Mary Ann Pritchard, dress-maker, of the same place, for the support of her illegitimate child. Defendant, who admitted his paternity, was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. a week, wit,h expenses of midwife, and costs. Ann O'Leary, Blaenavon, preferred a similar charge against William Thomas, in which case a like order was made on defendant, who also acknowledged his liability. BBEAKINGA WINDOW.—Fanny Kennedy appeared at the instance of Edmund Leigh for trespassing on his property. It appeared that on defendant going to com- plainant's house on the morning of Sunday, the 12th instant, his wife turned her out. when she broke a pane in the window aud broke the door with a stone. Defen- dant said that the window had been repaired at her expense, and that she broke it because complainant had beaten her little boy, and told him to tell his mother to come there and be would give it to her also. The chairman told defendant it would not do for her to take the law into her own hands. She was fined 12s. 6d., including costs. UNPROVOKED ASSAULT.-Georgt Farr, pig dealer, was charged with having assaulted Caleb Cabel, in the market at Pontypool, on the 27th instant. Mr. W. H. Lloyd appeared for complainant, who said that he was an iron- monger and also a parish constable, residing at Abersychan; on the 27th ult., he was in the market for the purpose of buying a pig, and asked a person, which proved to be defendant's father, the price of one, when the latter asked 31s. 6d. for it. He (complainant) said he had had as good a one offered him for 25s., when defendant used some bad language, intimating that witness was telling a false- hood. Having met afterwards, defendant told him to stand out of the way, which he did, and he knocked him over a pig pen; he also struck him down again, and was about to beat him with a stick, when he was prevented. Defendant, who did not appear, was convicted in the penalty of including costs. PROHIBITED HOURs.-Robert Watkins, Star Inn, Cefn-y-Crib, was charged with having offended against his license. P.C. Howard deposed that he visited defen- dant's house at 11.50 p.m. on the 11th instant, and as he passed the window he saw three or four pint vessels on the table, but as he was detained at the door four minutes, they had been removed when he entered the house, he, however, observed the table and floor wet as it drinking had been going on, and he saw one man drunk. Defen- dant wasconvicted in the penalty of 10s., including costs. DISORDERLIES.—James Dugmore was charged on the intormnttun of P.C. Vaughan with having been drunk and riotous in the public streets of Pontypool about two a.m. on the 19th instant. Defendant denied that he was drunk, as he had been working until a late hour. Fined 7s. 6d., including costs. F. flopton was charged with having been drunk and obstructing P.C. Vaughan in the execution of his duty. It appeared the officer had apprehended a man named William Davies in Pontypool, when defendant wished to take him out of his custody. Defendant said that he merely wished to take the man home. Fined 7s. 6d. for being dru ik. Uriah Govan was charged with fighting on the 19th instant, at. the Sowhill, Pontypool. Fined 7s. 6d. John Ear net, Abersychan, was charged on the informa- tion of P.C. Kdey with a similar offence, committed on the night of Saturday last. Defendant had been con- victed for a similar offence about six weeks previously. In answer to the bench, he said that he didn't earn too much money, which induced the question how he came to spend it so foolishly. Fined 7s. 6d. INCREASE OP DBUNKENNESS.—Drunkenness was reported to be vastly on the increase, which could only be accounted for by the prevalence of bad beer, and by there being an increase in the demand for labour. • Several cases appeared to have been settled, and otb ra were adjourned. MONDAY, before JOHN THOMPSON, Esq. AN OBSTBEPEROUS TAILOB.—John Cawsou, a tailor, was charged under the following circumstances:—It ap- peared that he was drinking last night at the Pontypoul Arms beer-house, Crane Street, Pontypool, in company with several" shop-mates," when, having become drunk, about eight o'clock he asked far a bed, aud being refused he broke the face of the clock with a crutch which he used, damaging it to the amount of 5s. The landlady did not desire to press the charge, she only wished to be paid for the damage defendant had done. He was ordered to pay 12s., including costs, or fourteen days' imprisonment.
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