3»)>otnt,turns. r 8th Mon. Eifle Volunteers. Monday Adjutants Parade, 7 30 p.m., Uniform Chakos to be worn; Recruits to attend. I Tuesday Recruit and Squad Drill, Usb. Thursday .Recruit Drill, 6 30 p.m., Llangibby. SSS? } Company Drill, 7 30 p.m.
Birttis. At Market-street, Pontypool, Oct. 2, the wife of Nlr. Joseph Saunders, fruiterer, seedsman, &c., of a son. At Berthcrettig Farm, Llangwm, October 7, the wife of Mr. Cornelius Evans, of a son. Carriages. At St. James' Church, Bristol, Oct. 10, 'by the Rev. N. Corn- ford, Mr. M. L. Baynham, of Mathern, near"Chepstow, to Selina Matilda, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Richardson, Trostrey. Oeatfis. At Penygarn, Pontypool, October 3, Martha, daughter of Mr. John Simmonds, gardener. At High Street, Pontypool, October 5, Edith Allen, daughter of Mr. Charles Trueman, saddler, aged 3 years. At Abersychan, October 6, Jeremiah Sullivan, laborer, aged 20 years. At Garndiffaith, Trevethin, October 4, Sarah, wife of Thomas Aston, collier, aged 18 years. At Upper Trosnant House, Pontypool, October 8, Mr. Charles Trask Pullin, lata pork butcher, ageil 82 years. At Trosnant, Pontypool, suddenly, October 8, William James eldest son of Mr. Richard Probert, blacksmith, 17 years. At Powell's Court, Monmouth, October 8, Ann, wife of Mr. Edmunds, glazier, aged 76 years. At Cinderhill-street, Over-Monnow, Monmouth, Oct. 10, Mr. Mark Durnold, aged 82 years.
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS. Pontypool Board of Roads Meeting, and Mission Services at Caer- leon, crowded out. Additional Pontypool, Panteague, and Abersychan intelligence will appear in a Second Edition of to-day's issue, which may be ob- tained at the usual places of sale in those localities.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. Monmouth Agricultural Meeting. The annual exhibition and ploughing match in connec- tion with the Monmouth Farmers' Club, were held on Wednesday. The show took place in a field adjoining the town., and was uttended by a goodly number of visitors, including many of the gentry of the neighbourhood; the weather being as favourable as could possibly be desired. It is gratifying to find that no diminution is manifest in the interest taken in the club by the noble patron, His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, the esteemed president, John E. Rolls, Esq., (who, though he visited the yard iu the afternoon, was, we regretted to learn, suffering from ill-health to such a degree, that prudence forbade his attending tbe dinner,) and other gentlemen, among whotn justice demands that special mention be made of Mr. Henry Dyke, whose inde- fatigable efforts in behalf of the society have often been the subject of remark; and so long as the club remains under its present auspices, there need be no hesitancy in predicting for it a career of increasing usefulness and prosperity. Of the show this year, however, we cannot speak in terms of such high commendation as we could have wished; but this arises not from any want of energy on the part of the hon. sec., or his coadjutors; rather it ia to be attri- buted to causes beyond human control, as, for instance, the results of the recent prolonged drought—which has, of course, had a deteriorating influence upon cattle-and further, in one or two instances, accidental causes. This was noticeable, for example, among the horses; in the yearling nag class, though there were three entries, two by Mr. White, of Lindors, and one by Mr. Brown, Weir End, not one animal came on the ground, being prevented by accident or temporary disease. It is possible similar, causes might have operated elsewhere; at any rate the gbow of horses was considerably smaller than last year, although among the number there were some very fair Animal. Mr. James White took the prize for the best two-years- )id colt, with his splendid animal by Verderer, which attracted so much attention when shewn as a year- ling last year. Mr. Roberts, of Raglan, for the third time took the prize with his cart stallion Young Hero, by Nelson; and Mr. Williams received a special prize for merit. Some excellent cattle were exhibited, and it will be seen Mr Warren Evans took the prize for the best stock bull, with his Monallghty, which carried off the prize at Abergavenny; and Mr Wigmore's Speculator,' a well- known prize animal, was highly commended. Mr. Logan thewed a very nice short-horn, but much younger than the winner. Mr. Jones took the prize for the best fat cow; and also for the best lot of beasts under three years old. Our space will not admit of our going into details through the whole of the classes; we must therefore refer our readers to the prize list appended. It would be un- just, however, to omit mention of the really magnificent short-horn beifer, in calf, the property of Mr. Logan, which wus awarded an extra prize. The sheep were re- markably fine; so much so, that it might almost be said they compensated for any lack apparent in other departments. Of pigs there was a moderate show, principally Berks, and they included some useful lots. The poultry, we have the authority of the judge for saying, was never equalled at Monmouth; and really some of the pens were, superb. The game birds, the geese, ducks, and turkeys, were among the best classes; and' it is noticeable that some of the baskets came from so great a distance as Oswestry. 10 the course of the afternoon the Hon. Clifford-Butler raised an objection to the prize being given to a pen of cuck and two hens, because the females were in separate cages. Jt was explained by the judge, however, that the separa. tion had taken place alter the -award had been made, owing to the pugnacious dispositions of the birds. The ploughing took place on land belonging to the Monmouth Hotel Company, at Wyesbam. The following gentlemen officiated as judges:—Of Stock Mr. Winter, Hartridge, Newport; Mr.Duckham, Magor; Mr. Bennett, North Cervey, Cirencester. Horses: Mr. J). Baker, Chepstow. Farms and Roots: Mr. Leonard, Cross Ash; Mr. Price, Trewen, Mr. Williams, Pilstone. Poultry- Mr. R. H. Nicholas, Malpas, Newport. Sub- joined is a LIST OF AWARDS. HORSES. ,Class I-For the best entire cart horse, £ 5. 1—Mr Thomas Roberts, Raglan, 7 years. Mr Williams, Talycoed, highly commended, and J62 for merit, 7 years. Class 2-For the best cart mare and foal, £2. 1—Mr Henry Probert, Osbastoo. Class 3—For the best three-years-old cart colt or filly, £2. 1—Mr William Philipotts, Trelersdee, Class 4-For the best two-years-old cart colt or filly, iS2. I-lilt" William Phillpotts, Trelersdee. Class 6—For the best yearling cart colt or filly, £2. No entry. Class 6-For the best entire horse calculated to produce hunters and chargers, £5. No merit. Class 7—For the best brood nag mare, in foal, or with fMinttoot.dea. I-Mr Jas White, Lindors. Mi* John Jones, lilwvh-y-gaec, foal by Prancatelli-bighly commended. Class 8:—for the best ihrre-yeare-old nag colt or filly, £ 2. 1—Mr John Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer. Class 9—For the best t wo-yeart.old nag colt or filly, 92, 1—Mr James White, Lindors, 2 years 7 months. Class lO-For the best yearling nag colt or filly, £ 2. No merit. CATTLE. Class ll-For the best stock bull, two years old aDd upwards, £5. I-Mr Warren Evans, Llandowlas, 4 yrs. 2 mos. 1 wk. Mr John Wigmore, Weston, Speculator, 3 yrs. 2 wks.—h. coin. Class 12-Fur the best yearling bull, £5. I-Mr J Bradstock, Cobrey Park, I year 1 month. Class 13—For the best bull calf, under 12 mon ths old, 92, 1-Mr I Bradstock, 8 raoiitht,, Class 14—For the best bull, cow, and offspring, thp ealf to be under 12 months old, £ 5. 1—Mr John Vigmore, Weston. Class 15—For the best fat ox or steer of any age, 92. 1—Mr James Clarke, Manson. Class 16-For the best fat cow of any age, £ I-Mr. John Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer. Class 17—To the tenant farmer who shall exhibit the best lot of beasts, irrespective of sex, under three years old, in proportion to the quantity of land he occupies, 95. I-Mr John Jones, Llwyn»y»gaer, 8 beasts. Chiss 18-For the best pair of cows in milk, or within juut uiOHths of calving, 4'2. — — .J 1—Mr J Wigmore, Weston, 3 yrs. 5 mos., and 3 yrs. 6 mos. Mr James White, Lindors, 4 yrs. 7 mos., and 4 yrs, I mo- h. com. Mr R Harcourt, Capper, St. Weonards, 5 yrs. and 5 yrs.-commended. Class 19-For the best pair of cows for dairy purposes, in milk or within four months of calving, £2. I-Mr Isaac Theyer, Walford, 4 years and 6 years. Class 20-For the best pair of two-years-old heifers, £ 2. Second prize, £1. I-Mr John Logan, Maindee. Class 21-For the best pair of yearling heifers, j62. Second prize, £1. I-Mr J Logan, Maindee. 2-Mr J Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer. Class 22-For the best pair of two-years-old steers, j63. Second prize, 91. I-Not awarded. 2—Mr Wm Williams, Pilstone. Class 23-For the best pair of yearling steers, 1;2. Second prize, £1. 1—Mr Warren Evans, Llandowlas. 2-Mr John Robinson, Hewelsfield. SHEEP. (Short Wools, including Cross Breeds,) Class 24-For the best pen ot 4 yearling wethers, d63. Second prize, dSl. No entry. Class 25-For the best pen of 4 wether lambs, £2. I-Mr George Scndamore, Treworgan. Mr Henry Fisher, Michaelchurch-h. com. Mr J Morgan, Baynham-com; Class 26-For the best pen of 4 ewe lambs, £ 2. I-Mr George Scudamore. Mr Henry Fisher-commended. Class 27-For the best pen of 4 yearling ewes, 92. Second prize, £ 1. I-Mr Arthur Armytage, Dadnor. 2-Mr Wm Phillpotts, Trelersdee. Mr. Nicholas Price, Llancillo—commended. Class 28—For the best pen of 4 breeding ewes, jB2. Second prize, £1. I-Mr Arthur Armytaee. 2—Mr Frederick Price, Trewen. Mr. Nicholas Price. Llancillo-commended. (Long Wools, including Cross Breeds.) Class 29-For the best pen ot 4 yearling wethers, £2. Second prize, El. No entry. Class 30-For the best pen of 4 wether lambs, £2. 1—Mr James Hartland, Biddlestone. Mr T P Brown, Weir End-highly commended. Class 31-For the best pen of 4 ewe lambs, dB2. 1—Mr James Hartland. Mr John Wigmore—highly com. Mr T PBrown-commended. Class 32-For the best pen of 4 yearling ewes, £2. Second prize, £ 1. X—Mr John Wigmore. 2—Mr Wm Powell, White House. Ditto-highly com. Mr X P Brown-com. ¡ Class 33—For the best pen of 4 breeding ewes, d62. Second prize, dBl. I-Mr. Isaac Theyer. 2-Mr Charles Kearsey, Glewstone. Class 34-For the best ram ot any breed, £ 5. Second prize, 91. I-Mr J Bradstock. 2—Mr C Kearsey. Mr G Scudamore-com. Class 35-For the best ram lamb of any breed, a. Second prize, 21. I-Mr James Hartland. 2-Mr J. Bradstock. PIGS. Class 36-For the best boar pi; under two years old, d63. I-Mr John Haynes, Llanrothal. Class 37—For the best breeding sow and litter of pigs, the latter to be under three months old, £2. I-Mr James Clarke, Manson. Class 38—For the best breeding sow in farrow, £1, I-Messrs Hill and Whitehead. Class 39.-For the best pair of store pigs, £2. I-Mr Thomas Howe, Monnow Street. r. r; v Class 40—For the best fat pig, jB2. i I- -Mr John A Hall, Monmouth. Class 41—EXTBA STOCK. Mr John E W Rolls, two Herefords; 7s. 6d. Mr John Logan, heifer and calf, (shorthorn,) £ 1. Mr John Wigmore, four Hereford cows, £2; four Cotswold cows, £1. Mr James Hartland, ten latrths, £1. Class 42—COTTAGERS' PIGS. James Powell, servant to Mr Wm Philpotts, 30s. James Williams, servant to Mr James Hartland, 15s. POULTRY. Class 1—For the best Spanish cock and two hens, any age, 20s. Second prize, 10s. 1-1\[r E Shaw, Oswestry. 2—Mr J Pearce, Wyesham. Class 2-For the best Dorking cock and two hens, any age, (coloured,) 20s. Second prize, 10s. 1—Mr J Skinner, Maindee. 2-Ditto. Miss A Jones, Priory -commended. Mr E Shaw, Oswestry—highly commended. Class 3—For the best Cochin China cock and two hens, any age, (any variety.) 20s. Second prize, 10s. 1—Mrs E Everett, Gibraltar Cottage. 2—Mr E Jones, Cardiff Road, Newport. Mrs Everett-commended. Class 4-For the best gold or silver spangled Hamburgh cock and two hens, any age, 20s. Second prize, 10s. I-Mr T Davis, Newport. 2—Mr J Skinner. Ditto-com. Class 5—For the best gold or silver pencilled Hamburgh cock and two bens, RDY age, 20s. Second prize, 10s. 1—Mr J. Skinner. 2-Hon. Clifford Butler. Class 6-FQr' t be best Poland cock and two hens, any age, (any variety,) 20s. Second prise, JQs, I-Mr J Skinner. 2—Ditto.. Class 7-For ,the best game cock and two hens, any age, 20s. Second prize, 10s. 1—Mr T Davis. 2-Mt G Pritohard, Llanvihangel. Ditto and Mr John Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer—highly coin. Class 8-For the best cock and two hens of any other variety, any age, 20s. Second prize, 10s. 1—MrTDavies. 2-Ditto. Class 9—For the best Bantam cock and two hens, any age, (any variety,) 20s. Second prize, 10s. Third prize, 5s. < I-Mr T Davis. 2—Miss G Everett, Gibraltar Cottage. 3— Mrs Ellis Everett. Mr T Davis-highly coin. Mr G Aldridge-commended. Class 10—For the best Turkey cock and hen, any age, 20 Second prize, 10s. I-Mr E Bullock. 2-Mr W James, Lydart. Mr W Wil- liams, Filstone-highly corn. Mrs Everett—com. Class 11—For the best gander and goose, any age, 20s. Second prize, Ips. I-Mr R Rees, Abergavenny. 2—Miss A Jones. Ditto aud j Mr R Roes—highly com. Class 12-For the best Aylesbury drake and two ducks, any-age, 20s. Second prize, 10s. 1—MjCR. Rees. 2—Mr J Skinner. Mr E Shaw—highly corn. Class 13—For the best Rouen drake and two ducks, any age, 20s Second prize, 10s. f I-Mr J Skinner. 2—Mr J Tbeyer. Mr J White, St. Weonards-highly coin. Mrs Ellis, Tretire^-com. Class 14-For the best Guinea cock and two hens, 10s. Second prize, 5s. I-Mr W Phillpotts, Trelersdee. FARMS AND ROOTS. Class 1—To the tenant, farmer, frir the best cultivated farm of not less than 100 acres, ,£5. This prize was equally divided between Mr Richard Leveridge, Callow, Walford, and Mr Wm Powell, White House. Class 2—To the tenant farmer, for the best cultivated farm under 100 acres, and not less than 25 acres, £ 3. 1—Mr Henry Probert, Osbaston. Class 3-For the best and cleanest crop of Swede turnips, not less than six acres, to be shown by parties qualified to compete in class 1, £ 3, I-Mr John Haynes, Llanrothal. Mr T P Brown, Weir End, Mr John Morgan, Baynhams, and Mr William Phillpotts, Trothlands—highly com. Class 4-For the best and cleanest crop of Swede turnips, not less than three aeres, to be shown by parties quali- fied to compete in class 2, £2. 1—Messrs Hill and Whitehead, Monmouth.. Class 5-For the best and cleanest crop of mangold wur- zel, not less than one acre, 22. I Messrs Hill and Whitehead, Monmouth. Class 6-For the best and cleanest crop of carrots, not less than one acre, £1. 1—Mr John Gunter, Penalt. PLOUGHING, &C. Class ]-To the ploughman, being the servant or laborer of a member, for ploughing half an acre of land, within four hours, in the best and most workmanlike manner, with two horses abreast, and a flay to be used-1st prize, E2, John. ClatWorthy; 2nd, El, John Thomas; 3rd, 10s., Herbert Thomas. Class 2—To the ploughman, being the son, servant, or laborer of a member, under eighteen years of age-1st prize, jB2. John James; 2nd, JB1. Charles Cooke. Class 3-To the ploughman, being the servant, or laborer of a member, who thall plough half an acre, with single horses, in the best and most workmanlike manner-1st prize, L2, William Bindon Charles Watkins. To the best ploughman ill the field, Ll, Jonathan Clatworthy, servant to the Mohmouth Hotel Company. Class 4-To the man who shall hoe not less than four acres of roots in the best and most workmanlike manner-1st prize, £1, James Evans, servant to Mr James Hartland; 2nd, 10s., Geo Morgan, servant to Mr Jobn Morgan, Baynhams. Class 5-To the servants or laborers of a member who shall make and thatch all the ricks on the farm in the best and most workmanlike manner—1st prize, jEl, James Cotti ell, servant to Mr John Powell; 2nd 10s., Thomas Jones, servant to Mr R H Cooper. Class 6-To the agricultural laborer of a member not occupy- ing more than one quarter of an acre at land, for the cleanest eottage and best cultivated garden—1st prize, jE2, C Watkins, servant to the Monmouth Hotel Company; 2nd, £ 1, Joseph Jones, servant to Mr James Hartland. THE DINNER was held in the evening at the King's Head Hotel, and was very well served up by the host, Mr. Bowen. The company was less numerous than usual, not more than fifty gentlemen beiogpresent. The president of the spciety, Mr. John E W Rolls, was amongst tbe absentees, through indisposition, and the attendance of the county I gentry was extremely limited. Among those pwsept J were: Captain Tyler, (in the- chair.) supported by Mr1 Alexander Sells, Mr J A Bolls, Captain Davis, Mt H S ..j'.<t, Milman, and 3j.r Harding;; Mr H Dyke, (in the vice- chair); Mr 0 A Wyatt, Mr 0 N Seagrave, Rev J Harding, Mr C Steward, Messrs A Armitage, Dadnor; D W Lloyd, Whitchurch; T S Bradstock, Cobrey Park; J Jones, Llwyn-y-gaer; J Wigmore, Weston; A Dowle, Bernithan; W Powell, Llanvihangel; D Baker. Chep- stow; Henry Fisher, Michaelcliureh: Thomas Watkins, Monmouth Fiewett, JJ-ereford W C A Williams, Mon- mouth; E Biomage, Mournouth; J Clarke, Manson; E Price, Trewen; Leonard, Cross Ash; Champney Powell. Monmouth; Hartland. Biddlestone; Hartland, jun.; D Jones, Llwynderri; J Powell, The Cefn; Billings, Llan- vowder; C A Court, J A Coates, E Baker, Card, Hill, J A Hill, and Beckinghara, Monmouth; G Scudamore, Treworgan T Scudamore, Trewen, &c., &c. Upon the removal of the cloth, the Chairman proposed, in fitting terms, the customary loval toasts, followed by that of the Army, Navy, Militia, Yeomanry, and Volun- teers, in proposing which the Chairman said he need not speak of the Army and Navy; were he to do so. he should be speaking of matters with which they were equally as well acquainted as he was. Every one knew huw well they had fought, how bravely they had sustained the credit and character and glory of England for many years, and he doubted not as they had done, so would they con- tinue to do when they were wanted. (Applause.) Un- fortunately, they had not a real live sailor or soldier present -(a laugh)-the next in order was the militia, of whien the least said by him, he thought, the better, though thev had an esteemed officer present, Captain Davies; then they had an excellent representative of the Yeomanry in Mr. J. Allan Rolls, who belonged to the Gloucestershire Huzzars, and who, he was sure, like all other Englishmen, would come to the front and do what was wanted right valourously; the remaining force, which had come to light of late years, and done such great service and credit to the country—the Volunteer force—was represented by Mr. Clarke, of Manson, (The toast was drank with cheers.) Captain Davies, Lieutenant Rolls, and Mr. Clarke, severally responded to the toast. The Chairman gave The Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese," observing, that generally they had at their dinners a good attendance of clergymen, but on the present occasion, he regretted, they were not present in any fore?, however, there was a good reason for their absence, be- cause there was this week, at Bristol, a church congrcss- a sort of clerical iiold-day-tu which they had been at- tracted. They had, however, in the company, one clergy- man. at least, whose name he would couple with the toast; the gentleman he referred to was Mr. Harding, Pentwyn, liockfield. (Applause). The Rev. Mr. Harding returned thanks, observing that he was only sorry that the duty had not fallen into the hands of a clergyman connected with the diocese, which he was not. The rev. gentleman also spoke at some length on the desirability ot clergymen, in agricultural districts, interesting themselves in institutions such as the one they were then celebrating the anniversary of. The Chairman gave "The health of the Lord Lieutenant of the County," remarking upon the energy Lord Llanover had always evinced in the discharge of his duties, especially since his appointment to his present high office, in the furtherance of the volunteer movement. The toast was drunk with cheers, and was followed by the toast of "The Members for the County and Boroughs," in pro- posing which, the Chairman regretted that none of those gentlemen were present; he waspurticularly sorry for the absence of Mr. Octavius Morgan, caused by iudinposition, as it was well known that that gentleman took great interest in their society, and generally attended their jqoeetings. The toast was received with three cheers. The Chairman next gave the Health of the patron of the club, His Grace the Duke-of Beautort," who, the speaker said, not, only took great interest in their club, but also in everything connected with the town of Mon- mouth, and it was only to be regretted that he did not live in the county, which arose from his having a better house in Gloucestershire than he had in Monmouthshire— and which was a trump card for the former county and bad luck for the latter. The toast was enthusiasti- cally received. The nest toast from tlie chair was The health of the president of the club, Mr. Rolls," in proposing which Captain Tyler, whilst: feelingly regretting the cause of that gentleman's absence, warmly eulogised his general charac- ter, as well as the zealous and substantial sapport he had accorded to the Monmouth Farmers' Club from the com- mencement, materially contributing towards the eucceas it attained. Toe toast having been received with loud applause, Afr. John Allan Rulls returned thanks on behalf of his father. Mr. Alexander Rolls proposed The health of the chair- man, Captain Tyler," (applause,) with whom the company were well acquainted in several capacities—as a good far- mer, a good soldier, an active magistrate, a good neighbour, an excellent husband, a firm friend, and they knew that evening from experience that lie was an admirable chair- man. (Loud applause.) The Chairman briefly returned thanks, regretting that he had been obliged to take the chair through Mr. Rolls' inability to attend yet, under the circumstances, he had accepted the post with a determination to do his best. (Applause). The Chairman next proposed "The Mayor and Corporation jif Monmouth," expressing the pleasure he felt at seeing the Mayor present—(Efis Worship having just previously entered the room). The speaker, in the course of his remarks, adverted to a proposal of the Corporation to establish a corn exchange, which, he said, had fallen to the ground, and the toast was drunk with applause. The Mayor (Dr. Willis) responded to the toast, stating that they had established a corn exchange, and all they wanted was to get the farmers to.attend it. The speaker dwelt at some length, iu a humorous strain, 011 agricultural topics, and urged the desirability of some farmer in the neighbourhood availiug himself of the sewerage of the town. The Chairman gave The health of Lord Tredegar and suc- cess to the Tredegar Cattle Show," which was received with loud cheering. The prize list, as given above, was then read by Mr. Becking- ham, who observed that the judge of poultry fiad slated tirat the ham, who observed that the judge of poultry fiad slated tirat the show in that department had never been equalled at Monmouth. The Chairman proposed "The health of the Judges," saying that the prosperity of a. meeting of the kind very much de- pended on the decisions. of gentlemen who undertook those duties, and he had never known more complete satisfaction given then had been the case that day. ° Mr. Daniel Biker responded to the toast in a practical speech of some length, in which he recommended farmers to devote more attention to the breeding of stock, and especially of good horses, by exercising care in the selection of the animals they bred from. Other toasts of a complimentary nature followed, the speeches being interspersed with some capital singing, and the evening was spent most pleasantly. THB QUARTER SESSIONS for this County will commence, at the Town Hall, Usk, on Monday next. In addition to the usual routine business, the court will be occupied on the first day with the consideration of the provisional orders made at the last sessions, for forming certain high. way districts throughout the county. The trials of pri- soners will commence on Tuesday morning. There are, up to this day, (Friday), 34 entered for trial.
USK. COTTEX LEEl.—The annual Court Leet and election of Portreeve for the borough, will take place on Monday next, instead of on the 25th instant, as stated in a former publication. We understand the only person nominated for tbe office of Portreeve, is Mr. William Bull, the ex- Portreeve. The Leet dinner will be held at the King's Head. PROPOSED UsK RACKS.—A movement is on foot for establishing races in the vicinity of this town. We under- stand that E. M. Curre, Esq., of Itton, and Reginald Herbert, Esq., of Clytba, have consented to act as stewards, and with such names as these, together with those of other gentlemen of influence in local sporting circles who have promised their support, there can be little doubt but the undertaking will be attended with success. We shall doubtless be able to furnish further particulars in the course of a week or two, but in the meantime, those who feel interested in the matter will do well to apply at the Three Salmons Hotel, where a subscription book lies open. POLICE COURT, MONDAY, before, G. R. GEEBNHOW-RKLPH, Esquire. STEALING TUKNIPS.—Edward Lewit, of Usk, was charged with stealing, on the previous morning, at Llanbaddock, a quantity of turnips, the property of Edward Lister, Esq., of Cefn Ila. He admitted having taken four turnips, but dis- claimed any knowledge of a large bundle of roots which were found near him wheu he was apprehended. Ordered to pay 14s. 6d. value,'fine, and costs, which was forthwith paid. COUNTY COURT, OCT. 4, before JOHN MAOBICE HEKSKKT, Esq., Judge. Robert Irving, Brynmawr, draper, v. Isaac Lindsay, Usk, laborer. Claim £ 1 2s. 6d. for goods. To pay 20s. and full costs, by instalments of 3s. a month. Dominic Mama, Monmouth, jeweller, v. Philip Powell, Gwehelog, farme". Claim t2 lis. for a clock. Nonsuited. James Keats, Usk, v. William Jenkins and Henry Jenkins, Llahsoy, farmers. Claim dB6 Od. 6d., money due on promissory note. To pay forthwith. Attorney and one witness allowed. Mr. Partridge appeared for plaintiff. Henry Matthews, Goytrey, shopkeeper, v. John Lewis, Goytrey, laborer. Claim 10s. lid, for goods. Debt ad- !jJ. "1 'j. mitted, and order made for payment by two instalments. Margaret Edwards, Trostrey, shopkeeper, 1). Joseph Lnvis, Trostrey, laborer. Claim d63 Is. Id. for goods. Debt admitted. To pay 5s. a month. Margaret Edwards, Trostrey, shopkeeper, v. W. Day, Abergavenny. Claim 93 for goods. To pay 10s. a month. William Embry, Monmouth, plasterer, v. Rev. William Price, Llangwm. Claim 10s. 4tl. for goods, work, and labor. Mr. George, of Monmouth, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Partridge for defendant. Judgment for de- fendant. Elizabeth Howells, Newbridge, innkeeper, v, James Vinson, Brockweir. Claim dBl 19s. lid. for goods. To pay 10s. a month. Tho nas James, Llanishen, carpenter, v. John Jones, Wolvesnewton, innkeeper. Claim £1 14s. for goods, work, and materials. Judgment for 3s., to be paid forth- with. Thomas Walters, Trelleck, farmer, v. William Hayman, Newchurch West, laborer. Claim 1;4 16s. 4J. for rent. Judgment for jB2 12s. 5(1., to be paid in a month. Herbert Priciiard v. William Williams. Claim 4s. 6d. for work and labour. 3s. 6d. to be paid in a week. William Cocker, Goytrey, miller, v. Herbert Edwards, Goytrey, shoemaker. Claim 5s. 3d. for goods. To be paid in a week and one witness allowed. Henry Jones, Trostrey, laborer, v. Richard Jones, Tros- trey, carpenter. Claim 17s. for work. Judgment for 3s. 9d.. to be paid in a week. Thomas Jones, Trostrey, common laborer, v. Richard Jones, Trostrey, carpenter. Claim 10s. 3d. for work. 8s. to be paid in a week. Thomas Edwards, Gwehelog, blacksmith, v. Edward Griffiths, Llandenny, laborer. Claim 4s. 2d. for goods and work. Debt admitted. To be paid in a month. Ellen Jenkins, Usk, shopkeeper, v. James Arnold, Usk, laborer. Claim 6s. 9d. for goods. To be paid in a month. Ellen Jenkins, Usk, shopkeeper, v. Thomas Harris, Usk, laborer. Claim X2 10s. 9d. for goods. To pay 10s. a month. Richard Satchell, Usk, shopkeeper, v. Charles Arnold, Ponty pool. Claim 91 14s. 3d. fur goods. To pay 5s. a month. William Davies, junr., Usk. mason, v. Philip Morgan, Usk, carpenter. Claim £ 3 12s., money lent. To be paid in a month. James Jones, Usk, innkeeper, v. W. Harrison, Cardiff, attorney's clerk. Claim 12s. for goods. To be paid in a month. G. B. Jones, Llanbaddock, v. Edward Griffiths, Llan- denny, laborer. Claim 13s. 6d. for goods. Payment to be made in a week. Jones and Davies, Monmouth, coal merchants, v. Thos. Wigginton, Usk, chemist. Claim 3s. To be paid in a week. Same v. John Price, Llanbaddock, laborer. Claim 5s. 6d. for goods. To be paid by two instalments. USK GAS COMPANY. The general annual meeting of the shareholders of the above company was held at the Gas Works, on Friday, the 30th ult. There were present: Mr. Thomas Dunn, (in the chair,) Messrs. D E. Partridge, J. H. Clark, J. Richardson, W. H. Bosworth, W. Price, James Jones, Charles Stockham, S. Churchill, J. Cassidy, John Edwards, Henry Lewis, and A. J. Shepard. The statement of accounts and the following reports were tbken as read .— The thirteenth annual report of the Directors to the general annual meeting of the Shareholders of the Usk Gat Company Limited. The annexed statement of receipts aud expenditure for. the past year is submitted for the consideration of the shareholders. The consumption of gas for the present year has exceeded that of last year by £30, there having been a few extra large consumers, and the receipts for coke have been about £7 more. It has been found necessary, in consequence of the new works, to raise the capital of the company by new shares up to the £2,000 provided for by the deed of settlement, and all such new shares have been taken up except three, and these three the directors have disposed of by tender. The directors congratulate the shareholders on the continued prosperity of the works, and recommend that a dividend of E6 per cent. be declared, and that should any deficiency in the money necessary to pay the amounts of the contracts of the new works, as they become due, occur, the same shall be raised, if necessary, by creating new shares. G. F. WADDINOTON, Secretary. T. DUNN, Chairman. MANAGER'S REPORT. I feel much pleasure in reporting to the shareholders that the works and buildings are in good repair. As I stated in my last report that two new retorts would be required, the same have been put up, and have been in work all through the summer; and as the retorts are from a new maker and cheaper, and less carriage to be paid, there will be a saving to the company, as the retorts appear to be very good and sound. As I stated in my last report that the gas-holder room was too small, and that after the experience of the supply through the winter, I advised the directors to have a larger gas-holder put up, I have to say that the tank is finished, and ready for the contractor for the iron work and gas-holder, who has pro- mised that it shall have his utmostattentiou. The amount from gas, coke, tar, and lime exceeds that of any previous year, and I believe my next report will give a still larger increase, which must be very satisfactory to the share- holders, looking to the increase of capital for enlarging the works. The amount of stock on hand consists-of-meters, jElO 9s. 6d.; fittings, £ 7; fire bricks, &c., £2 5s.; total, jEI9 14s. 6d. JOHN CHKBBT, Manager. It was unanimously resolved that the annual statement of thp directors' account of receipts and expenditure for the past year, ending 26th June last, as audited and found correct, be accepted and passed. It was also resolved that the report of the directors for the past year be received and adopted, with the exception of that portion which refers to the creation of new shares, and that the manager's report be also adopted. It was resolved that the directors should be empowered to borrow a sufficient sum to liquidate the debt incurred I by the company in the erection of the new gas-holder and tank, on the most advantageous terms, if tbe funds in hand should not be sufficient to meet the same. An amendment was proposed by Mr. John Edwards that the revenue of the company should not be applied towards payment for the new works, but not being seconded, was not put to the meeting. The directors having recommended that a dividend of 96 per cent. should be declared, it was resolved unani- mously that the treasurer be authorized to pay, within fourteen days from this day, a dividend of f6 per cent. amongst the shareholders, subject to the conditions of clause No. 58 in the deed of settlement. The following gentlemen were unanimously elected directors for the ensuing year, namely, Messrs. Partridge, Edwards, Price, Shepard, Dunn, Clark, Richardson, Bosworth, Cassidy, James Jones, Herbert Williams, and Stockham. Mr. H. C. Griffin was re-elected the directors' auditor for the ensuing year, and Mr. Charles Stockkam was re-elected the shareholders' auditor, It was stated to the meeting that Mr. Herbert Thomas, the builder, had completed his portion of the addition to the works, and that it gave entire satisfaction the payment of the second instalment of the cost was therelore ordered. A vote ot thanks to the chairman closed the meeting.
PONTYPOOL. BHUTAX, OUTRAGE.-—On the night of Monday week, or early on the following morning, some wicked and evil- early on the following morning, some wicked and evil- disposed person staked a cow on the Tranch, from the direction of her hind quarters, in such a cruel and brutal manner that she had to be killed to be put out of her misery. The animal, which was of the value of about £10, was the property of John Williams, shoemaker, and it is supposed that the cowardly ruffian who perpetrated the outrage did so from malicious motives. We hope he may get into the hands of the police. SUDDEN DEATH INQUEST ON THE BODy.-An inquiry touching the death of Enoch Simpcock, was held at the house of Mr. Charles Hopton, the Ship Inn, CraneStreet, in this town, on the morning of Wednesday last, before E. D. Batt, Esq. It appeared that deceased, who was a dealer in earthenware, had been staying for a few nights at the inn above-named, during which time he had been suffering from the effects of having partaken too freely of drink before his arrival in the town. On Sunday he be. came worse, and died at an early hour on Monday morn- ing, before medical aid could be obtained. Mr. Cuthbert- son, surgeon, who had been called to the sufferer, saw him between three and four o'clock in the morning, a few minutes after he died, and from the general symptoms be gave it as his opinion that deceased had died from an affection of the heart, accelerated by excessive drinking. The jury gave a verdict accordingly. RIFLE SHOOTING.-On Monday last, the annual prize firing of the No. 1 (Pontymoile) Company of the 2nd Monmouthshire Volunteers, took plaoe at the Cwiulickey range, when prizes to the amount of upwards of 915 were competed for. The winners of prizes were -.—200 yards, Private John George, 14 points; 400 yards, Private John George, 13 points; 500 yards, Private G. J. Jacobs, 12 points; 600 yards, Private J. Davies, 12 points; aggregate —Private J. George, 32 points. THE FAIE.—The "Cheese Fair" was held bere on Monday last, and in the matter of cheese itself, there was only a few dairies pitched for the best qualities, the quota- tions ranging from 65s. to 80s. per cwt. A somewhat j large number of sheep were penned, which may be quoted v '• #' at from 20s. to 35s. each. Quarter-old pigs fetched from 20s, to 22s. each; but as regards horses, and store stock generally, little or nothing can be said as to the quantity or quality. The fair was well attended.
ABERSYCHAN. THE VOLUNTEERS.—The valnable silver cup, to which we recently adverted as having been promised to be given by Miss Webb, the lady of the manor, to the Abersychan section of the 2nd Mon. Volunteers, has already been manufactured, and may be seen in the shop window of Mr. W. G. Golding, jeweller, Pontypool. The cup, wbiÓ is one of a superior description, being inlaid with gold and very chastely and beautifully engraved, bears the following inscription:—Presented by Miss Webb, Lady of the Manor, for competition by the Abersychan, or 3rd Com- pany of the 2nd Mon. Rifle Volunteers, 1864." FATAL ACCIDENT.—An inquest was held, on view of the body of Thomas Mills, miner, aged 54 years, before E. D. Batt, K;q" coroner, at the Union Inn, on Wednes- day last. From the evidence, it appeared that deceased was working in the big pit," belonging to the Ebbw Vale Iron Company, when be became so seriously injured by a fall of rubbish that he expired on the following day. As there appeared to have been plenty of timber on the spot, blame could not be attached to any of the agents, and the jury therefore returned a verdict of accidental death.'
BLAENAVON. ACCIDENT.—On Friday, a haulier boy, employed at the works, got, jammed between two trams, which resulted in a broken leg and other injuries. ANOTHER BROKEN LEG.-On Sunday, a man named John Baker, in the employ of Mr. J. G. Williams, brewer, whilst in the act of separating two men who were fighting, unfortunately fell underneath one of them and broke his leg. RIFLE SHOOTING.—The prize meeting of theBlaenavon Company of the 5th Monmouthshire Rifles took place on Monday last. Mrp. Howard Kennard, (wifo of one of the directors of the works), had kindly presented 95 to be shot for, in the shape of "university pewter" tankards, silver-plated, and Captain Steel and Captain Finch (Lon- don brigade), added subscriptions, so as to make. up the number of tankards to ten. A novel feature, too, was in- troduced into the competition, which gave great satisfac- tion to the competitors, who were chiefly workmen. About dBo, subscribed by a few of the inhabitants and agents, was to be divided among all who fired, each man receiving a share according to the numbers of marks made in shoot- ing tor the tankards; so far differing from Pool" shoo'- ing, that the competitors paid no entrance fees,and marks, not bull's-eyes, took shares. Lieutenant Williams, of the Pontypool company of the corps, acted as referee, but for- tunately his office was a sinecure; be, however, rendered good service in relieving markers, keeping,score, Ac. Un- fortunately the day was very cold, and a strong wind blew from the quarter least favourable to good shooting. Con- ditions: Five rounds at each distance, 200 and 400 yards; Wimbledon scoring; no sighting shots. The following were the winners of the tankards:—1 Sergeant Morris, 29 marks; 2 Lieutenant Steel, 26 marks; 3 Private Miller, 26 marks; 4 Private Palmer, 25 marks; 5 Capt. Steel, 25 marks; 6 Private W. Steel, 23 marks; 7 Bugler Williams, 22 marks; 8 Private T. Coles, 30 marks; 9 Pri- vate Adams, 20 marks; 10 Corporal Coles, 18 marks. Private H. Morgan tied for 10th place, but lost it. Ser- geant Morris, in addition to the tankard, r' ceived a small silver shield with inscription, to be worn on his cross-belt. All the competitors received sums varying from 6s to Is. We understand that the money won by the Messrs Steei, will be shot for on a future day by a few men who could not attend the competition.
ABERGAVENNY. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before CAPEL HAN- BURY WILLIAMS, Esq., Captain WHEKLEY, and CEAWSHAY BAILEY, Esq., junior. DRUNK AND RtoTOCS.— William Brown, labourer, charged with this offence, was let off on payment of the expenses. TRESPASSING IN PURSUIT OP GAME.—James Shore, of the Wheat Sheaf Inn, was charge with trespassing as above, oh land the property of Michael Phillips. Mr. Lawrence Baker conducted the case for the defence. Wm. Morris deposed: This day fortnight I saw the defendant on Mr. Baker's farm; he had two dogs with him-—a spaniel and a setter; he went from there to Park Lettiee, and from thence to Mr. Phillips' farm, over which Mr. Herbert, of Clytha, has the shooting; I saw defendant walk one field over, and his dogs beat it; he had a man with him, but I don't know who the man was; I did not see him find any game there; afterwards he went into a turnip field, in the occupation of Mr. Phillips, and of which Mr. Herbert, of Clyths; is the owner; defendant kept on the footpath, but the man with him and the dogs beat over the field; upon approaching the top of the field, the other man threw a stone into an adjoining field, his object being to drive some birds that were there towards the defendant; I heard defendant aay, it's no good to try any more, for the dogs are too tired to work;" they both then went away towards Abergavenny. Mr. Baker, in addressing the Bench, argued that, even supposing the case to be made out, no wilful trespass had been shown. It was a mere act of inadvertence, and not an aggravated case at all. Besides, Morris was too far away to say exactly upon what field the defendant was, and the truth was, that the defendant was merely on his way to Pentre- gwyddol, where he had -permirsion to shoot. After some further observations, Mr. Baker called George Mahoney, who deposed: I was in the company of Shore on the day in question; we went on Mr. Powell's farm; Shore did not go on to Michael Phillips' farm, but I did, my object being to pick some nuts; the dogs did not go on to Michael Phillips' land; we afterwards went into a lane, and having walked along it some way, we came to a turnip field; I had not a stick in my hand; Shore did not say anything to me about the dogs getting tired; he did not work the dogs at all in the turnip field; they were on the path as near as we could keep them. By the magistrates' clerk: I did not throw any stones or clots at a fence; when we got to the top of the turnip field we saw Morris, who blackguarded Shore, saying that he had been beating the brake; it was Mr. Powell's brake Morris referred to; I am brother-iu-iaw to Shore. Defendant was ultimately convicted in the penalty of 40s. AFFILIATION.—Frank Edwards, of Llangattock-nigb- Usk, was summoned for the support of the illegitimate child of Elizabeth Prosser. He was order to pay 2s. per week. DRUNKENNESS.—Margaret O'Bryan, charged with this offence, was dischargedupon payment of 2s. 6d. and the expenses.
LLANHENNOCK. HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—On Thursday, the 6th inst., a harvest thanksgiving service was held in this parish church, the,interior of which vo as very neatly decorated with corn, fruit, flowers, ferns, and evergreens. The ser. vice commennccd at three o'clock, the congregation being a very large one. The incumbent ot the parish, the Rev. W. Powell, read the evening prayers, and the Rev. H. C. Edwards, of Caerleon, the lessons. The sermon was preached by the Rev. E. A. Williams, of Llangibby, from Thessalonians I, v, 18—In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God concerning you." At the close of the service a very liberal collection was made on behalf of the Church Building Society.
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To the Editor of the USK OBSERVER. SIR,— Had I consulted my own wishes I should have preferred to let the paltry charge against me in the l'olice Court die a natural death the Superintendent of Police wills it otherwise, and informs the public that I have not had the pleasure ('?) of speaking to him for three years! strange voluntary statement but is the Superintendent aware that no assertion has been made to the contrary! Mr. freeman in his letter says, One of the constables who was drinking in the public house, on the morning referred to, left the force before the hearing of the case, and the other was removed from the district," in other words, that Dunne was not one of the two policemen in my house; now I must again assure you he was, and to corroborate my asser- tion I refer to the report of the case, you will there see that Dunue himself distinctly admits he was there. Doubtless urgent domestic reasons induced Mr. Freeman to insert his letter in your paper, but I trust that mine will induce him to end a correspon- dence distasteful to me, otherwise I may have, at my own in- convenience, to advert to matters not quite in concord with his present occupation. I am your obedient servant, M. A. GOODWIN. Castle Stores, Abergavenny, Oct. 12, 1864. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, "WILLIAM RENfty CLARK, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County ot Monmouth, October 15, 1864.—First Edttion.