At LUndenny, recently, after a long and painful illness, Elizabeth, wife c'f Mr. Thomas Langley, farmer, aged 46 years. At Blaenavon, September 30, Mrs. Mary Bartell, widow, aged 60 years. At. Pontnewynydd, Trevethin, Sept. 29, Mr. Ieaac James, boiler maker, aged 00 years. At Snatchwood, Sept. 29, Mary Jane, daughter of Thomas Dando, collier, aged 2 years. AfCwmnantddu, Oct. 2, Timothy Desmond, laborer, aged 50 years. At Moreton street, Pontypool, Oct. 3, Georgina Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Andrew Hair; and also on the 4th, the son of the above Mr. Andrew Hair.
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS. Usk County Court and Usk Gas Company's Meeting un- avoidably crowded out. Additional Pontypool and Blaenavon Intelligence appears in a First Edition of to-day's issue which may be obtained at the usual places of sale in that locality.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. Abergavenny Agricultural Meeting. The fourteenth annual meeting in connection with the Abergavenny Agricultural Association was held in the New Cattle Market on Thursday. The weather was favorable for the event, but the quantity of stock exhibited was not nearly so large as last year; and asj results are brought about by causes, it would be well, perhaps, to briefly advert to what naturally appears to be the cause of the diminution of the number of animals exhibited on this occasion, as well as of the limited number of visitors. On looking at the facts, we can ascribe these results to no other cause than to that of the limited publicity given to the event. The committee, no doubt, in this respect, acted from motives of economy, but we cannot refrain from remarking that it is a piece of false economy not to announce, by observable placards and advertisements, a meeting of such importance as the one under notice. However, the quality of the stock exhibited was excellent, and were it not that the show came off on the eve of this week's publication, we should have had pleasure in en- larging upon the more noticeable features of the exhibi- tion; but, under the circumstances, we are compelled to content ourselves by appending the awards of the judges, who were: For Stock—Mr. T. Skinner Brads lock, Cobery Park, near Ross, and Mr. John Haynes, Llanrothal, Skenfrith; For Co-rn-Mr. James Phillips, Priory Mill; For Poultry-Mr. R H. Nicholas, Malpas; and for Green Crops-Mr. S. T. Hunter, Old Court, and Mr. Culverwell, Penrose Farm. Stewards of the Yard—Mr Peter Morgan, Ltanellen, Mr. Williams, Bryucarn, and Mr. William Watkins, Wernycwm. AWARDS OF PRIZES. LIVE STOCK. For the best bull, cow, and offspring, the bull and cow to have been the property of the exhibitor at hast 18 months, the offspring to be the produce of the bull and the cow, and under 12 months old, £2, (given by Col. Clifford, M.P.); second prize, zel, (given by the Asso- ciation. I-Mr T Edwards, Llanarth. 2-J Maund, Esq, Duffryn Mawr. For the best stock bull, not less than two years old, to have been the property of the exhibitor at least 6 months, 23. 1—Mr Warren Evans, Llandowlas. For the best yearling bull, to have been the property of the exhibitor at least 6 months, £3. I-Mr George Pritchard, White House, Llanvihangel. For the best bull caif, bred by the exhibitor, £2. I-Mr John Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer. Mr John Rogers, Alterynis —commended. A sweepstakes of 5s. each, for the best bull in the show of any age, with dB2 added by the Association, open to all subscribers of one guinea. 1—Mr Warren Evans, Llandowlas. John Maund, Esq, Duffryn Mawr—highly commended. Mr Edwards, Llanarth—com. For the best three cows in milk, or within three months of calving (for breeding purposes), the property of the exhibitor at least twelve months, £3. I-J Logan, Esq, Maindee; 7 years, 5 years, and 3 years old. For the best pair of two-year-old heifers, in calf, (grass fed) bred by the exhibitor, £3. I-Mr John Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer. Mr. Edwards, Llanarth- highly commended. For the best pair of yearling heifers, (grass fed,) bred by the exhibitor, £2. 1—Mr George Pritchard, Llanvihangel. Mr Warren Evans, Liandowlas--commended. For the best pair of two-years-old steers, bred by the ex- hibitor, 22. I-Mr Nicholas Price, Llancillo. For the best pair 01 yearling steers, bred by the exhibitor, d62 I-Mr Warren Evans, Llandowlas. For the best fat cow, not less than 5 years old, the property of the exhibitor at least 6 months, £2. 1—Mr J Rogers, Alterynis. Mr J Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer—com. For the best ram (long wool), not less than 2 years old, the property of the exhibitor, ze2. 1—Mr George Pritchard, Llanvihangel. For the best yearling ram (long wool), the property of the exhibitor, B2. I-Mr George PritcBard, Llanvihangel. For the best lamb ram (long wool), bred by the exhibitor, £2. I-John Logan, Esq, Goytrey Farm. John Maund, Esq-com. For the best Down ram, not less than than two years old, the property of the exhibitor, £2. I-Mr John Rogers, Alterynis. For the best Down yearling ram, the property of the exhibitor, £ 2. 1—Mr John Rogers, Alterynis. For the best mountain ram, the property of the exhibitor, ;t¡2. l-Iohn Fothergill, Esq, Uldale Hall. For the best six ewes (long wool), for breeding purposes, bred by the exhibitor, 92. 1—Mr William Powell, White House, Llantillio. Mr. J Jones, Tymunich, near Raglan-highly corn. Mr. J Jones, Llwyn- y-gaer-commended. For the best six yearling ewes (long wool), for breeding purposes, bred by the exhibitor, gC2. I-Mr William Powell, White House, Llantillio. For the best six Down ewes, for breeding purposes, bred by the exhibitor, £2. 1—Mr J Rogers, Alterynis. Mr N Price, Llancillo-highly com. For the best six ewe lambs, bred by the exhibitor, £2. 1—Colonel Clifford, M.P., Llantillio. Mr. J Jones, Llwyn-y- gaer-commended. For the best six unshorn Wether lambs, £2, given by Messrs. Clarke and Haste, Bradford. I-Colonel Clifford, M.P. Mr John Jones, Tymunich-com. For the best ten breeding mountain ewes, £2; second prize, 91 Is., given by Mr. Gorrold, of Hereford. I-Richard Rees, Esq, Abergavenny. For the best breeding sow, £1. 1—Mrs Gwynne Holford, Buckland. J Logan, Esq, Maindee- commended. For the best stock boar, not exceeding 12 months old, £1. l-C 8 Wheeley, Esq., Coldbrook Farm. „ For the best pig, the property of a cottager, to have been in the exhibitor's possession not less than 3 months, first prize, a dress value 15s., given by Mr. J. Hopkin Morgan; second prize, a pair of boots value 13s., given by Mr T. Evans; third prize, 5s., given by the Asso- ciation. I-James Trime, servant to MrW Watkins, Wernycwm. Chas Milliner, servant to Mr George Pritchard--com. For the best cart stallion that has attended Abergavenny and neighbourhood during the season of 1864, £ 3. I-Mr Williams, Tal-y-coed. For the best brood mare (not less than 15 hands) with foal, best calculated for producing a roadster or hunter, the property of the exhibitor, who must be a tenant farmer, over whose land the Monmouthshire Hounds hunt, 95 5s., given by W. R. Stretton, Esq. I-Mr John Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer. For the best three-years-old nag, gelding, or filly, bred in the county, and to be the property of the exhibitor at least six months previous to showing, d65, given by Lord Llanover. I-Richard Rees, Esq, Abergavenny. For the best two-years-old nag, colt, or filly, bred by the exhibitor, dB2. J I-Mr William Morgan, Lodge Farm, Raglan. For the beat yearling nag, colt, or filly, bred by the exhibitor, ES. 1—Mr George Pritchard, Llanvihangel. For the best cart gelding, rising five years old, bred by the exhibitor, £3, given by the Association and Mr. John Pye, Spitty. 1—John Logan, Esq, Goytrey Farm. For the best two-years-old cart gelding or filly, bred by the exhibitor, £2. I-Mr George Pritchard, Llanvihangel. For the best yearling cart gelding or filly, bred by the exhibitor, £2. I-Mr William Morgan, Lodge Farm, Raglan. | For the best cart mare and foal, the property of the ex- j bibitor at least six months, £2. 1—Mr John Watkins, Duffryn Farm. GRAIN AND IMPLEMENTS. For the best sack of seed wheat, not less than 621bs. the Imperial bushel, grown this year by a member of this Society, £lls., given by Mr. W. J. Hands. 1—The Blaenavon Iron Co. Mr T Watkins, Llanvair-com. For the best sack of seed barley, not less than 641bs. the Imperial bushel, grown this year by a member of this Society, £11s., given by Mr. W. J. Hands. I-The Blaenavon Iron Co. Mr T Watkins, Llanvair-com. For the best sack of new oats, not less than 401bs. the Imperial bushel, grown by a member of this Society, £11s., given by Robert Smythe, Esq., M.D. 1—Mr John Rosser, Triley Farm. POULTRY. For the best Spanish cock and two hens, lOa.; second prize, 5s. 1—Mrs Charlotte A Jonss, Glyn Pedr, Llanbeder. 2-Ditto. For the best Dorking cock and two hens (coloured), 10s.; second prize, 5s. 1—Mr John Williams, Goytrey. 2—Mr John Skinner, Maindee, Newport. Richard Rees, Esq, Abergavenny-highly com. For the best golden or silver spangled Hamburgh cock and two hens, 10s.; second prize, 5s. 1—Thos Davies, Esq, Newport. 2—Mr John Skinner, Maindee. T Davis, Esq, Newport—highly COlil. Mr. J Skinner-com. For the best golden or silver pencilled Hamburgh cock and two hens, 10s.; second prize, 5s. I-Mr J Skinner, Maindee. 2-Holl Clifford-Butler, Llantillio. Mr John l'ye, Spitty Farm-commended. For the best Poland cock and two hens (any variety) 10s.; second prize, 5s. I-Mr John Skinner, Maindee. 2-Ditto. For the best game cock and two hens, 10s.; second prize, 5s. 1-T Davis, Esq, Newport. 2-Mr G Pritchard, Llanvihangel. C S Wheeley, Esq, Coldbrook Farm-highly com. Mr G Pritchard, Llanvihangel-com. For the best cock and two hens of any other variety, 10s.; second prize, 5s. I-Thomas Davis, Esq, Newport. For the best Bantam cock and two hens, 10a.; second prize, 5s. 1—Thomas Davis, Esq, Newport. 2-Ditto. For the best Turkey cuck and two hens, 10s.; second prize, 5s. 1—Mrs Gwynne Holford, Buckland. 2-Ditto. For the best gander and goose, 10s.; second prize, 5s. l-R Rees, Esq, Abergavenny. 2-Ditto. Mr G Pritchard, Llanvihangel—highly com. Mr J Skinner, .Maindee--com. For the best Aylesbury drake and two ducks, 10s.; second prize, 5s. 1-Mr J Pye, Spitty Farm. 2—Mr J Skinner, Maindee. Mr J Pye-highly com. R Rees, Esq, Abergavenny-com. For the best Rouen drake and two ducks, 10s.; second prize, 5s. 1—Mr John Williams, Goytrey. 2—Mr J Skinner, Maindee. Mr S T Hunter, Old Court-highly commended. EXTRA STOCK.—Pen of pea fowls, a second prize of 5s. awarded to Mr. John Rosser, Triley Farm. Pen of game Bantams, second prize, 5s., Wi.liam Hall, Pandy. Six bacon pigs, Mr. William Denner, confectioner. COTTAGERS' PRIZES. For the best couple ot chickens, accompanied by 12 leeks, given by Lady Llanover. 1—Hannah Powell, servant to Mr John Pye, Spitty Farm. For the cleanest and neatest cottage and garden, provided the cottage is whitewashed inside and out, with the out- side of the chimney also, 10s., given by Lady Llanover. 1—Thomas Holmes, servant to Mrs Browning, Cefn Cottage. No merit. For the four neatest and cleanest cottages and gardens within six miles of Abergavenny, 120 yards of calico, given by Mr. W. Williams, Hereford Road, Aberga- venny, to be distributed as follows:—First prize, 45, yards; second prize, 35 yards; third prize, 25 yards; fourth prize, 15 yards. I-John Price, servant to Mr T Watkins, Llanvair. 2-Charles Milliner, servant to Mr G Pritchard, Llanvihangel. -3-Geo Watkins, servant to ditto. 4-Richard Watts, servant to Mrs Browning, Cefn Cottage. John Griffiths, servant to Mr Thomas Watkins, Llanvair—great merit. For the best rickmaker and thatcher, who has thatched'the ricks in the quickest and most workmanlike manner, for men who have never won a first or second prize at this Association, £1, given by the Association. 1—Richard Watts, servant to Mrs Browning, Cefn Cottage. For the neatest and best hoer of roots, not less than five acres, £1; second prize, 10s.. given by the Association. 1—Charles Phillips, servant to Mr W Watkins, Wernycwm. To the shepherd, being in the employ of a member of this Association, who shall have reared the greatest number of lambs from the smallest number of ewes (not less than 50), the number of ewes put to the ram to be accounted I tor, £1, given by Mr. Bowles. I-Richard Watts, servant to Mrs Browning Cefn Cottage. 51 ewes, produce 61 lambs; 53 ewes put to the ram, 2 being barren. To the agricultural labourer who has resided in the same parish not less than seven years, and has brought up the largest family without parochial relief, (the winner of the first prize last year not allowed to compete,) dBl, given by Mr. George Pritchard, Llanvihangel. 1—Joseph Flook, 4 children, 18 years in the service of Mr Geo Pritchard, Llanvihangel. GREEN CROPS AND FARMS. For the best and cleanest piece of swedes, not less than five acres, -So, given by the Earl of Abergavenny; second prize, B2, given by the Association. 1—J Logan, Esq, Goytrey Farm. 2—Mr WEvans, Llandowlas. For the best piece of common turnips, not less than five acres, 1;3; second prize, dBl. 1—Mr Warren Evans, Llandowlas. For the best green crop, consisting of mangold wurzel or carrots, due regard being had to the proportion which the laud under such crops bear to the whole of the arable land on the farm; the prize not to be awarded unless there are three competitors who grow not less than five acres of swedes, and at least one acre more of the above mentioned crops, 1;2 10s.. given by J. A. Herbert, Esq. I-Air J Jones, Panty Goytrey. Mr George Pritchard.com. To the tenant farmer, being a member of this Association, and the occupier of a farm, the rental of which is not less than £100 per annum, whose farm is under the neatest and best general state of cultivation, and whose fences, roadways, and ditches are in the best condition, d65 5s., given by Colonel Clifford, M.P.; second prize, £2 given by J. A-. Herbert, Esq. 1—Mr W Evans, Llandowlas. 2-Mr Wm Powell, Llantillio. For the best piece of swedes, not less than seven acres, 95 5s., given by Messrs. Norrington and Co. For crops grown with Messrs. Norriugton's superphosphate only. Watkins, Llanvair. For the best piece of common turnips, not less than three acres, grown as a second crop, alter vetches, ryegrass, or other green crop, or on stubble of the present vear, B3 3s., given by Messrs. Norrington and Co.; second prize, 92 2s., given by Mr. Watkins, Llanvair. To be grown by Messrs. Norrington's superphosphate only. I-Mr Thomas Watkins, Llanvair. For the best piece of swedes, not less than four acres, 95, given by Mr. Roger Morgan, Llanellen. To be grown with artificial manure only. 1-Mr Rees Williams, Pencelly Castle. The Right lIon. Lord 'I Llanover-comrnended. For the best piece of mangold wurzel, not less than one acre, E2 10s., given by Mr. Roger Morgan, Llanellen. To be grown with artificial manure only. I-John Logan, Esq, Goytrey Farm. For the best piece of swedes, not less than four acres, manured with not less than 4 cwt. of Lawes' turnip manure to the acre, d67 7s., given by Messrs. Tucker Brothers. 1—Mrs Gwynne Holford, Buckland. Mr William Watkins, Wernycwm—commended. For the best piece of common turnips, not less than three acres, manured with not less than 3 cwt. of Lawes' superphosphate to the acre, zC3 3s., given by Messrs. Tucker, Brothers. I-Mrs Gwynne, Holford, Buckland. PLOUGHING. For ploughing half-an-acre ot land within four hours, in the best and most workmanlike manner, with a flay. For a member of the Association or his son, with a pair of horses without a driver. 1st prize, .£2, Philip Leonard; 2nd prize, 41, Richard tRees, Jun., Glascoed Farm, near Usk. The Champion Prize, (open LO all comers,) with a pair of horses, without a driver. 22 10s, Leonard Lewis, servant to Mr John Morgan, Mamhilad. Jas Edmonds, servant to Mr Connop, Walterstone-com. Servants of members who have never won a first prize at this Association, with a pair ot horses, without a driver. 1st prize, L2 10s, William Bevan, servant to Mr Philip Morgan, Little Hardwick; 2nd prize, 91 10s, Alexander Edgar, ser- vant to C Dix, Esq, Mamhilad. To the ploughman (being the son or servant of a member) under 18 years ot age, with a pair of horses, without a driver, 1st prize, jEl 10s, Charles Walters, servant to Mr John Tippins, Mamhilad; 2nd prize, .£1, Thomas Jones, sou of Mr William Jones, Llanellen. Class commended. THE DINNER took place at the Angel Hotel, and was, as usual, well served by Mr. Philip Morgan. Among the company present we noticed: Mr. F. Capel Hanbury Williams, (president), Mr. Reginald Herbert, (vice-president), Lord Llanover; Capt Greenhow-Relph; Capt Davies, '1 be Garth; Captain Hill; Captain Wheeley;' Major Herbert; Mr Mann; Dr. Smythe; Captain Amiel; Mr Wheeley; Mr C S Wheeley; Messrs Meredith (grocer), Browning, M Ashwin, D Watkins, Howard, Gwynne, jun, J W Price, Bowles, W Saunders, T Tucker, Facey, Heory Harris, C Powell, Creswell, W Havard, E Price, Meredith (stationer), and R Rees, Abergavenny; Thomas Watkins, Llanvair; W Watkins, Wern-y-cwm; Culverwell, Penrose; Jones, Llwynderry Fothergill, Cefnruchty John Rogers, Alterynis; Nicholas Price, Llancillio; Connop, Walter- stone; Bradstock, Cobrey Park; Jas Haynes, Llanrothal; George Pritchard, Llanvihangel; Warren Evans, Llandow- las; John Morgan, Triley; T Dew, Llanvetherine; Price, Llanfoist; James Phillips, Priory Mill; Paxton, Llandilo; Peter Morgan, Llanellen; Roger Morgan, Llanellen; T Edwards, Llanarth; Strachan, Gellyllwydd Parry, Hard- wick; D Meredith, Cwmyoy; Mattey, Hereford; J Jones, Llwynygaer; Williams, Bryncaen; Watkins, Liwynfrank; Wm Powell, Llandilo; John Powell, The Park; Harris, Tenby; W Morgan, The Lodge; Williams, Baiiea; Rosser, Triley, &c., &c. Upon the removal of the cloth the Chairman gave in succession the toasts of "The Queen," "The Prince and Princess of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family," The Army and Navy, Militia and Volunteers," coupling with the latter the names of Captain Relph, Captain Davies, Captain Amiel, and Captain Hill. Each of the named gentlemen replied, the latter remark- ing that he hoped if ever the shores of old England should be attacked that the Abergavenny bull-dogs" would be Abergavenny bull-dogs still. The chairman the gave then health of the Lord Lieute. nant. The Lord Lieutenant, in replying, said he was glad to see that short speeches were the order of the day. He would therefore follow the salutary example of those that had preceded him. But he could not sit down without express- ing the great pleasure and satisfaction he felt at being among them, and doing all that lay in his power-how- ever little that may be, or however great-towards im- proving the association with which they were so intimately connected. He confessed he was sorry to see the show that day. He expected to see a better one, and he hoped that next year they would not only have a better show in the yard, but have a greater attendance in that room after the SiiOW, and that they thus would not only have a better exhibition of stock, but a better exhibition of feeling on the part of the gentlemen of the county, and the farmers, towards the interests of the association. Having said thus much he would merely thank them for the honor they had done him in drinking his health, nut only as Lord Lieu- tenant, but as a neighbour, and he hoped that both in his private and public capacity he might be able to retain their respect and ensure their regard. (Applause.) The Chairman then gave The Members for the Boroughs and County," remarking that he thought that it was possi- ble they were not present in consequence of being unaware ot the meeting, which had not been made sufficiently pub- lic. The chairman next gave Success to the Abergavenny Agricultural Society," remarking that, as there was some difficulty in procuring machinery in Monmouthshire, he thought that if a company were established, having for its object the loan of all the latest inventions in steam ma- chinery, it would be a useful undertaking. The vice-chairman gave the health of Mr. Capel Han- bury Williams, who replied, und then gave the health of the Judges—Mr Bradstock and Mr. Haynes. Mr. Bradstock replied to the toast. After some intro- ductory observations, he proceeded to say that at the Ledbury Agricultural Meeting last week, in acknowledg- ing a similar toast, he repudiated the idea some persons seemed to entertain, that corn and cake might be used with advantage, on an emergency, by the farmer, as a substitute for roots and hay; but he was sure he needed not to say here, in the presence of so many experienced farmers, that the absurdity of that idea has long been apparent—too long to form more than a very limited portion of the farm- ing practice of practical men. An average quantity of breeding cattle kept well on grass, roots, hay, and straw, without artificial food at all, should pay on the average about iC7 per head a year, but as the hay crop this year was a deficient one, and roots almost a failure, there was little more than straw for winter keep, on which it was ridiculous to suppose that stock could be kept in an im. proving state. Therefore it would be found necessary to make an outlay ot 12s. per head a month, to purchase corn to mix with straw, tor winter keep. The chairman gave the health of the judges of poultry, to which Mr. Culverwell briefly replied. The chairman then gave Tlie successful competitors," to which Mr. George Pritchard replied. The chairman gave the Town Improvement Commis- sioners." Responded to by Mr. Meredith. The chairman then gave the health of the vice-chairman, who replied, offering to give dS60 or JH100 towards procur- ing a good stallion to be the property of a company, to travel the county, in which (he said) there were but few good nags. Other complimentary toasts followed, and the company separated. A GOOD EXAMPLE.—We understand that Mr. Iltyd Nicholl, ot Usk, was so impressed with the observations made by the Lord-Lieutenant at the volunteer review at Pontypool Park, on the 5th Sept., that he immediately after gave a donation of £10, and an annual subscription of dEo, towards the general funds of the association. If other gentlemen of the county would follow this good example, many of whom, we are informed, have never subscribed a sixpence, there would be no cause of com. plaint as to the paucity ot our county rifle prizes.—Star of Gwent.
NEWBRIDGE. MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF A CHILD.—Much consternation has been caused in this neighbourhood by the sudden and unaccountable disappearance, a short time since, of a child aged 13 years, named Mary Davies daughter of Edward Davies, of Pengam, near Blackwood, who had latterly resided with her grandmother, Mary I Davies, at Tredunnock, near this village. From all that is yet known of the mysterious affair, it appears that th ehild was sent, on the 22nd September, to a well, situated on an eminence on the opposite, or Newbridge, side of the river Usk, for water, since which time she has not been heard of. Immediate search was made in the well and in the river, but no trace could be found of the child nor of the tub she had taken with her, until, some days after- wards, the latter was found floating in the river near Caerieon, which circumstance has led to the supposition- the only reasonable one that could be arrived at-that the tub rolled down a steep declivity which extends uninter- ruptedly from the well to the river-bank, and that the child, in endeavouring to arrest its course, was taken with it into the water and drowned. To account for the non- recovery of the body it has been thought that it must have become hitched in one of the many stubs" that exist in this part of the river. In the hope that it may perhaps lead to some light being thrown on the matter, we append a description of the child :-Tal1 for her age (13) and thin, light complexion, and light brown hair. At the time of her disappearance she was dressed in a brown stuff frock with a black piece round the bottom, cotton summer bon- net, and lace-up boots.
CAERLEON. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, before Rev. W. POWELL and Joni JAMES and F. J. MITCHELL, Esqs. SINGULAB TRESPASS.—Edwin Edwards was charged with having committed a trespass, by posting a placard on the front door of the residence of George Cherry, sur- geon, Caerieon. Defendant admitted the act, and ex- pressed his contrition. The complainant thereupon with- drew the charge upon defendant paying the costs, amount- ing to 3s. CHARGE OF STEALING A SMOCK.—James Price was charged with stealing a smock, the property of David Powell. Prosecutor stated: I lost a smock on the 6th of August last, from the rick-fold of Penypark farm, Llan. tarnam; I went alter work hours to look for it but I could not find it; I found a waistcoat which I thought belonged to James Price, who had been working with me that day, but had gone away; I gave the waistcoat to the farm bailiff to take care of until some one claimed it; the smock now produced is mine. P.C. Burroughs stated: I found the smock I now produce in the possession of Jas. Price; he was wearing it, without any attempt at concealment; I asked him how he came by it; he said Jack Ball gave it to me" I went with him to see Ball, and in the pre- sence of the prisoner Ball several times repeated that he knew nothing about it." The prisoner applied tor an adjournment of the case to be enabled to get legal advice, which the bench granted until the next Petty Sessions, and admitted the prisoner to bail. AFFILIATION.—John Williams, who did not appear, was summoned at the instance of Sarah Williams for the support of her illegitimate child. The complainant having given her evidence, which was corroborated by another witness, the bench adjudged defendant to pay 2s. 6d. a week, and £1 9s. 6d. costs.
TOWN HALL, SATURDAY, before JosN THOMPSON, Esquire. DRUlut AND RIOTOUS.—George Roberts was charged with an offence of this nature. P.C. Vaughan having stated the nature of the offence, defendant was convicted in the penalty of 7s. 6d., including costs, with an intima- tion that he would only have had to pay 5s., if he had not interfered with the policeman. A TBOCBLESOME LODGER.—Benjamin Judson and Rosa Judson, a married couple residing at Sebastopol, summoned Cornelius Banks, to shew cause why he should not enter into sureties to keep the peace towards them. Mr. Greenway appeared for complainants. The male complainant deposed that he was an engine-driver, resid- ing at the place above mentioned; that detendant, who was a lodger of his, came home very drunk on Sunday last, threatening to knock his head off it he came near him; that he struck his wife twice, and that they lived in bodily fear of him. Rosa Judson having corroborated her husband's evidence, defendant cross-examined both of them, with a view of shewing that the husband had threatened him with a poker, and that the missus had unnecessarily visited his bed-room, besides having coombed his hair in a very rude manner. Defendant was ordered to enter into sureties of the peace, and pay 14s. expenses. CAUTION TO SHOP-KEEPEBS.— Julia Llewellin was charged with having stolen an umbrella, the property of James Phillips, draper, Abersychan. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. Mary Ann Phillips, (wife of prosecutor) deposed that she missed the silk umbrella now produced, from the shop on HVIonday defendant came to the shop by the half-past two o'clock train on the day in question and remained there for upwards of an hour, pur- chasingdrapery; witness saw the umbrella at a quarter-past one o'clock. By Mr. Greenway: A mark on the umbrella had been erased; cannot tell whether the erasure had been made before or since it was missed; we had only the two (produced) of that description; people are induced to come to our shop from Cwmbran (where defendant lives) and the neighbouring district, because we sell cheap drapery; I did not see an umbrella with defendant, but she might have had one. Rosette Whinstone said she saw defendant, about quarter to three o'clock, on Monday, standing by the door ot prosecutor's shop, with an umbrella like the one produced in her hand; she bought some goods in the shop, but witness did not see her take the umbrella away. By Mr. Greenway: I don't remember whether there was a cover on it or not; I went to Cwm- bran after the umbrella; defendant might have had another umbrella besides the one produced. John Rod. way said: About quarter-past six o'clock on Tuesday morning he and his "mate" were coming from work along the bank of the Canal, near Cwmbran, when he saw the umbrella produced and said "All my own and none of my neighbbour's;" he picked the article up and paid his partner 4s. for his share. Mr. Greenway cross-examined the last witness at considerable length, and made such a powerful address for the defence that the wife of prosecu- tor told defendant to come to the shop on the following Monday and she would pay all her expenses. Defendant was discharged on her husband being bound for her ap- pearance when called upon.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. A meeting of this body was held on Friday last, therer being present-Messrs. E. B. Edwards, (chairman), Alexande Edwards, W. Conway, — Havard, R. Greenway, T. Roderick, E. Edwards, W. G. Golding, Owen James, J. Williams, M.D., J. F. Williams, Haskins, W. H. Lloyd, Wm. Herbert, W. Davies, S. Fletcher, Hollo way, Wm. Thomas, Walter Edwards, and Bladon. Cheques were signed for jE57 18s. 3d. for bills, and for jE56 3s. 8d. for wages. A conversation ensued as to who should be considered to have been elected in the place of Mr. Llewellin, when several mem- bers were of opinion that it was not of much consequence, and thought that the member who was lowest on the original list, should go out on the third year. Mr. Conway called attention to a desire manifested by a con- siderable number of tradespeople, and other residents in the town, to have a North Mail, and they thought that the Local Government Board was the most proper body to memorialise the Post-office authorities, respecting it. Several members having spoken in favour of the matter, it was at length resolved that an application be made by the Board, to the Post-master General, for an earlier mail, as much inconvenience was ex- perienced from the want of one. The Rev. Mr. Harris having made an application respecting an alleged encroachment at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, it was resolved that Messrs. Bladon, Greenway, J. F. Williams, and the Chairman, be appointed a committee to meet Mr. Harris, respecting the matter. According to arrangement, the members next proceeded to the election of a Surveyor, tor which there were nine applications, and Mr. W. R. Luce having sixteen votes, was declared to be elected, at a salary of JB25 a year, for such portion of his time as the duties of the office will require. A conversation ensued respecting the want of a stable, when it was resolved that Messrs. Fletcher, Conway, and the Chair- man, be empowered to rent a stable and coach-house, situated at the top of George Street. In reference to a culvert in Park Street, it was resolved to adjourn the meeting until this day fortnight, at 10 o'clock in the morning, for the purpose of receiving tenders for the same. Mr. J. F. Williams remarked on the inconvenience arising from not having a Building Committee, and said that, suppos- ing any person wished to build any house, shop, &c., it would be rather a serious thing for them to wait a fortnight, or it may be longer. The Chairman said In case of any urgent matter a special meeting of the Board could be called. Mr. Conway thought that a person could build at any time, if he adhered to the rules. The Chairman If he wished his plan to be submitted to the board, he would leave it with the Sur- veyor. Mr. Fletcher called attention to-Hhe want of a name for a street in which he has some property situated, and which had been promised to be put up some time ago. After a few obser- vations made by Mr. Walter Edwards, who was instructed to procure the name in question, it was understood that the work would soon be completed. Mr. Fletcher then referred to the practice, which he considered objectionable, of lads being allowed to wheel coals on the pavement in George Street, and to the water shoots being irregularly fixed there. Mr. Conway said, in regard to all these matters, as well as to parties throw- ing slops in the streets, they should be left to the Surveyor, and the Road Committee. The Surveyor ought to give notice to the owner of every house to make a drain and an eject, and if they failed to do so, the Board should make them, and charge the owners. Mr. Fletcher thought Mr. Conway's observations too wide of the mark. There had been an order given to the Sur- veyor on the matter already. After further remarks by several members, it was considered desirable that Mr. Chapman, the late Surveyor, should point out to the newly appointed Sur- veyor where the old drains were, and he was accordingly re- quested to do so. Mr. Wm. Thomas drew the attention of the Board to the sale of the ashes, when, after a few remarks by Messrs. Conway, Golding, and other members, it was resolved that the Surveyor should procure a book, in which such sales should be entered. A discussion next ensued, in respect to the likeliest places for additional urinals, when it was resolved to erect one in the vicinity of the Forge Hammer Inn. The Surveyor of Nuisances reported the existence of one or two nuisances, which were ordered to be removed.
ABERGAVENNY. WEATHER DURING SEPTEMBER.—During the first three weeks of this month the weather was extremely unsettled, and much rain fell, no less than 2.95 inches being registered, the effects of which, after the long continued drought, were remarkably perceptible. On one or two occasions there were some very heavy storms, especially on the 17th, when the flashes of lightning were very vivid and frequent, fol- lowed by crashing peals of thunder, and also accompanied by a most severe hailstorm. Thunder was also heard on the 3rd. The temperature might be called low for the season, but a few unusually warm days were experienced at the end of the month, the thermometer reaching 72Q in the shade. Minimum marked by self-registering ther- mometer, 37Q, giving a monthly range of 35°; greatest range in the twentj-four hours, 33°; maximum in sun, 123P. Sixteen days were registered as fine (without rain). The barometer was generally rather iow, except at the con- clusion of the month, when its highest reading was 30.416 in.; lowest, 29.550 in.; monthly range, .866 in.; greatest daily range, .275 in. Not much wind was experienced. Direction as follows;- W. on 10 days; S.W., 6; N.W. 5; N., 1; S., 2; S.E.,4; uncertain, 2.—GOBANNIENSIS. RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.—A meeting in behalf of the above societv was held at the Free Grammar School- room, on Monday evening, the chair being taken by the Rev. Bury Capel, (vicar) when somn very interesting de- tails of the operations of the society, were given by the deputation, the Rev. E. Crisp, and the meeting was also addressed by the Rev. H. Peake, and the Rev. H. Bunn. There was a very good attendance, and an average collec- tion at the doors. ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUlCIDE.-It is cur- rently reported that a few days ago, Mrs. Peake, wife of a fishing-tackle manufacturer, of that name, attempted t8 commit suicide by cutting her throat. She is said to have inflicted a painful wound, and the cause of the act is ascribed to family discord. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Hon. W. P. RODNEY, Captain WHEELEY, and Thos. DAVIES, Esquire. DRUNK AND RIOTous.-BenJarnin WatMns, carpenter, was charged with being drunk and riotous in Mill Street, and was fined 5s. and costs. NON-PAYMENT OP POORS' RATES.—James Pritchard, mason, was charged with non-payment of pourii4 rates, amounting to 5s. 5d. Defendant pleaded that he had been unfairly rated, upon which the Bench remarked that if such was the case, he had his remedy by going before the assessment committee, and by appealing in the proper course; but being summoned here, the Bench could only order payment of the amount. Defendant: You might just as well order him (the overseer) to put his hand into my pocket. The amount was paid. DESTRUCTION OF CLOTHES IN THB WOBKHOUSE.— John Sullivan, tramp, was charged with destroying his clothes while in the Union Workhouse. The charge was proved, and the defendant said he had destroyed the clothes because they were uufit to wear. The Bench said it was a common practice for people to go into the Work- house, get a night's lodging, and theri, with a view to procure a new suit of clothes, destroy their old ones. The prisoner would therefore be committed to prison for one calendar month's hard labour. LABCENY.—John Rosser and Ellen Rosser, (man and wife), were charged with stealing a quantity of goods from the Govilon Railway Station. John Farralay deposed: I am Station-master at Govilon Station; on the 28th of Sept., the wrapper now produced was received at the station it was directed to G. Sharp, Govilon;" it con- tained goods, and was left in the porch of the station on the night of the day in question; on the following morn- ing, about half-past seven o'clock, I found the bundle had been cut open and a portion of the goods taken from it, and I sent for Mr. Edwards, who is in Mr. Sharp's service; prisoners live opposite the station; Mr. Edwards had the invoice of the goods, by means of which we ascertained what was missing. Benjamin Edwards gave corrobora- tive testimony, and added that the following goods were missed:—93 yards of calico, 4ll yards of black cord, and some scouring flannel, the value being altogether £6 3s 7d; the articles now produced correspond with those named in the invoice, and with those taken from the truss; the goods were sent from S. and J. Watts and Co., Manchester; there is a ticket onthe black cord, and a number on the calico; the ticket and number correspond with the invoice; I know the prisoners personally; the man works at the forge. Sarah James deposed: Last Friday morning, the female prisoner came to my house between ten and eleven o'clock, and after having had some beer, she took some calico from under her clothes, and offered it for sale; she said there were 61 yards of it, and that she had bought it at Morgan's, Abergavenny; she said she would sell it for 5d. a yard, but I refused to have anything to do with it; the calico now produced is some- thing like that offered by the iemale prisoner; the male prisoner was not present when the calico was offered. P.C. James deposed: I went, in company with Sergeant Edghill, to the prisoner's house, which we searched; I there found, in the room where the prisoners were, the Russell cloth now produced; it was concealed in the chimney; I pulled it down, an l asked the female prisoner whether she knew anything about it; she said she did not; I then said, "one or other of you must know she then said, "indeed to God Rosser don't know anything about it; don't take him, but take me;" I then made further s.,arch, and found the scouring flannel now produce in a boiler in the back kitchen; it was covered over with a lot of lumber; the female then said I should not find any- thing more, tor that was all; I then took both prisoners into custody. Sergeant Edghill deposed: On Friday last, the 30th September, I found the calico now produced in the house of the prisoner; it was covered over with some straw I took the prisoners into custody, and charged them, but neither of them answered the charge on the following day, two other pieces of calico were brought to the Govilou Station by the prisoners son; these pieces correspond with the piece I found in the prisoners' house; the lewaleprisoner has, I am informed, been previously convicted of burglary, and the male prisoner has been tried on a charge of burglary, though not convicted. Both prisoners pleaded not guilty, the temale saying that on Friday, at two o'clock, she found the goods on her ashes. Prisoners were committed to take their trial, at the ensuing Quarter Sessions.
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HIGHWAY DISTRICTS. To the Editor of the "USK OBSKRYSR." SXR,-I trust that the inhabitants of every parish in the Usk Division will petition agalllst the present proposal of forming Llanhilleth, and several parishes in the neighbourhood of Ponty- pool, with the parishes now constituting the Usk Division, into a Highway District. The effect of tacking on to the Usk Dis- trict a large parish, up in the hills," can be easily imagined. The ratepayers of the parish in which I reside, intend, to peti- tion the next Quarter Sessions to form the present Division of Usk into a Highway District, and I hope others w'U do the same; but there is now no time to be lost, as it will be too late to complain of the arrangement after the approaohing Quarter Sessions, In my opinion, it would be far more convenient, and much less expensive, to work two Districts than one unwieldy one, extending from Llansoy to Aberbeeg, or rather from Llanishen to Bedwetlty: Many of us have cause to regret that we were included in the Pontypool Union, for want of a little exertion at the proper time. Your obedient Servant, A FARMER. 5th October, 1864. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM HENRY CLARK, at his OJices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County of Monmouth, October 8, 1864.—Second Edition,
USK. THE CRICKET Ci.UB.-On Monday the closing match of the season of the above club, was played between sides chosen by Mr. W. Falconer and Mr. W. H. Clark from amongst the Usk and Llangibby players, when after a very friendly and well-contested game, the scores appeared as follows:— 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. Total. Mr. Clark's Side. 60 38 98 Mr. Falconer's Side 56 28 84 INCOME TAX APPEALS.—We understand that Friday, the 21st instant, at eleven o'clock, at the Town Hall, is the time and place appointed for hearing appeals against the income tax, schedules A. and B. It will be well, perhaps, to acquaint those persons who pay cot rents, and who are not otherwise liable, that it is desirable they should give correct statements of the amounts of their ground rents, to the Assessors, or to the Clerk to the Commis- sioners, before the day of appeal. PETTY SESSIONS, SEPT. 30, before S. CHURCHILL and F. M'DONNELL, Esqrs. POORS' RATEs.-Several summonses were entered for non-payment of poors' rates, some of which had been settled, and two were adjourned to next Petty Sessions. AFFILIATION ABBEABS.—Solomon Evans, of Raglan, was summoned for arrears of this description due to Elizll Davies, of Trevethin. Defendant agreed to pay 1;4 68., arrears ftp to this date, with costs. W AGEs.-Isaac Hobbis, farmer, Kemeys Commander, was summoned by George Chapman for £1 12s. lid., wages alleged to be due to him. Defendant admitted owing complainant £1 6s. 9d., but considered that he had a set-off for a gun which the latter had lost, the magis- trates, however, decided that the value of the gun was not admissible as a set-off, and ordered the defendant to pay m 6s. 9d. DBUNKENNESS—Thomas Morgan, carpenter, who did not appear, was charged on the information of Superinten- dent Llewellin, with being drunk at Usk, on the 20th August. The case having been fully proved, defendant was ordered to pay the usual fine of 5s., including costs. JUBY LISTS.—The jury lists for the several parishes in the division were revised, with the exception of those of Llangwm Ucha, Llantrissent, and Llansoy, and the special Sessions were anjourned until the 7th inst., for the pro- duction of the lists that had not been sent in. SUPERINTENDENT'S OPPICE, October 3, before the same Magistrates. DOG STEALING.—James Prosser, of Coedewnnwr, was charged with stealing a lurcher dog, at Usk, on the 24th Septr., belonging to James Blakemore. Prisoner pleaded guilty and acknowledged having sold the dog for Is. 6d. He was sentenced to 14 days' hard labor. Another dog was found in the possession ot prisoner, which was supposed to have been stolen from Newport, and which was said to be valued at £5.
To the Editor of the USK OBSERVER. SIR,—My attention has been called to the report in your journal headed Alleged Offence against a License." By., the practice of our police court no opportunity was afforded me at the hearing of the case, of explaining the observations made by the attorney for the defence, or I would have then stated, that I had not spoken to Miss Goodwin for more than three years, that one of the constables who was drinking in the public house on the morning referred to, had left the force, and that the other had been. removed from this district. The insertion of these few lines will oblige Your obedient Servant, W. C. FREEMAN, Abergavenny, Oct. 4, 1864. Supt., Mon. Constabulary,