Llantrissent, Monmouthshire. MESSRS. GRAHAM, & Co., have been favoured Jj'i. with instructions from Mr. Thomas Rogers, who is leaving the farm to submit to PUBLIC AUCTION, On Thursday, the 27th of October, 1864, The whole of his Live and Dead FARMING STOCK Implements of Husbandry, Dairy Utensils, portion of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and other valuable Effects, comprising 60 head of STOCK, as follow 23 excellent milch cows to calve in good season, 6 heifers in calf, rising 3 years old 4 steers, 1 martin heifer, 3 years old 5 fresh barrenicows, 9 heifers in calf, rising 2 years old; 12 weaned calves. 200 SHEEP, as follow:-50 first-class Radnor fat ewes, 20 very superior English fat ewes, 60 prime fat wethers, 20 store ewes, 52 ewe and wether lambs. Ten MOUSES, and HARNESS, as follow: 2 cart mares in foal, 5 and 6 years old 1 cart horse, 4 years old, ] cart horse, 8 years old, 2 four-year-old cart colts, 2 two-year-old cart colts, 2 yearling colts, 3 sets of short harness, 2 sets of long ditto, 3 sets of G.O. harness. PIGS 12 fat porkers. IMPLEMENTS, DAIRY and 'BREWING UTENSILS:— 2 gigs, 1 dray, I broad-wheel wagon, 1 narrow-wheel ditto, 2 broad-wheel carts, 3 iron ploughs, 2 iron harrows, 2 wooden ditto, 1 scuffier, 2 tedding ma- chines, 1 hay collector, 1 horse rake (by Howard), 2-knife chaff machine, 2 hand rakes, pikes, rakes, hay knives, ladders, grindstones, pump stone, cord chains, 2 sheep racks, malt mill, salting stones, shovels, hogs- heads, casks, harvest bottles, 1 double cheese press, 1 single ditto, cheese vats, cheese tubs, also a few brewing utensils. SUNDRIES :-Several sides of prime home-cured bacon, upwards of 100 gallons of cider, a few sacks of potatoes (part early seed), also a portion of the grass upon the farm to the 2nd of February, 1865- Refreshments on the table at ten o'clock in the morning, and the sale to commence precisely at 12 o'clock noon. N.B.-The Auctioneers respectfully solicit a very punctual attendance, as the lets are numerous and the whole will be disposed of in one day. The Auc- tioneers feel they need not make any comment upon the character of the sale, as the name of Mr. Rogers alone is a sufficient guarantee for the excellent char- acter and quality of the stock advertised to be sold. Dated the 6th October, 1864, MONMOUTH. MESSRS. COURT &SON are instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, at the WHITE SWAN HOTEL, On Saturday, October 22, 1864, At three o'clock in the Afternoon, (subject to condi- tions,) about Five Acres of Capital SWEDES, (which obtained the Prize at the Monmouth Agricultural Show), now growing in a field on the Rockfield road, adjoining Croft-y-Bulla lodge, near the town, the pro- perty of Messrs. Hill and Whitehead. GREYHOUND INN, MONMOUTH. MESSRS. COURT & SON wiii SELL BY AUC TION, on the premises, On Monday, October 31, 1864, The whole of the Neat and Useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, 3-motion Beer Engine, large Baga- telle Board, and other Effects of Mr. C. Davis, who is giving up business. Sale at 12 o'clock. MONNOW-STREET, MONMOUTH. Unreserved Sale of Genteel and UsefulHOUSEHOLD FURNITURE in Spanish Mahogany, prime Fea- ther Beds*, Mattresses* Bed Linen, Witney Blankets, Carpets, Hearth Rugs, Chimney and Toilet Glasses, Kitchen and Culinary Requisites, and other Effects, on the premises late in the occupation of Mr. John Hughes, which MESSRS. COURT & SON are instructed to SELL J)1 BY AUCTION, On Monday, the 24th day of October, 1864, Commencing in the morning at a t o'clock. Particu- lars in Catalogues, which may be had at the Auc- tioneers' Offices. MONMOUTH. Sale of Superior and nearly New HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, in Spanish Mahogany and Rose- wood, Noble Pier and Toilet Glasses, handsome Brussels and Kidderminster Carpets, 1J earth Rugs, sets of Damask Window Curtains with Brass Poles, Rings, &c., excellent Goose Feather Beds, Wool Mattresses, Palliasses, Witney Blankets, Marseilles Quilts, choice Proof Engravings, Books, elegant Vases and Chimney Ornaments, sets of Tea China, Glass, Earthenware, and other Effects, which MESSRS. COURT & SON are favoured with in. Hi. structions to SELL BY AUCTION, in the BOROUGH COURT, (removed for convenience of Sale), Oa Thursday and Friday, October 27th and 28th, 1864, Commencing each morning at 12 o'clock. Particulars in Catalogues, which may be had six days prior to the sale, at the Auctioneers' Offices. MONMOUTHSHIRE. To be Let by Tender, ALL that capital FARM, called ALTABTLLA,' situate in the parishes of Llangwm Uciia, Llan geview, and Gwernesney, comprising a good Farm House, Barn, Cider Mill, Stables, and other suitable Outbuildings, together with 113a. lr. 31p. of Arable, Meadow, Pasture and Orchard Land, belonging to the Trustees of Roger Edwards' Charity. Possession of the land may be had on the 2nd of February next, and of the house and outbuildings, on the 1st of May following. The Farm is situate about 2 miles from the town of Usk, about 12 from Chepstow, 9 from Pontypool and 13 from Newport. The Tenders must be sent in to Mr. WM. DAVIS Land Agent, Usk, before Wednesday, the 26th day of October, 1864. The Trustees do not bind them- selves to accept of the highest Tender. Usk, 29th September, 1864. IMPOBTAIT, IF you want to Borrow Money at a Cheap afad Easy Rate, go to Mr. W.WILLIAMS, 16, Dock street, Newport, Mon., and Insure your Life, and lie will guarantee that with Approved Personal Security, you can have any Sum from £ 60 to £ 1,000 for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years, repayable by fixed half! yearly or quarterly Instalments. DK APE ROY- 1 DRA PE RY i I REDUCTION IN PBICES AT THE LONDON HOUSE, RAGLAN, ESTABLISHED 1835. J STEED (late C. FORWARD) begs to inform the Gentry and Inhabitants generally of Raglan and its vicinity, that he has just returned from the London and other Markets with a large and varied assortment of Autumn and Winter Goods, replete in the leading styles and best quality, of which he solicits an early inspection, trusting, by strict attention combined with the lowest possible prices, to merit that patronage so liberally bestowed upon his predecessor, Mr. C. Forward, for the last twenty- nine years. 15 per cent reduction in Calicoes. N.B.—A large stock of Winter Goods suitable for charitable purposes. October 15, 1864. THREE SALMONS HOTEL, JL USK. FAMILY PRICE LIST. WINES. s. d. Port (Draught) per Bottle 3 6 „ (Bottled) „ 5 0 „ it Extra Old 6 6 Sherry (Draught) 3 6 „ (Golden). 5 0 „ (Pale). 4 0 Champagne. •„ 5 0 „ (Moet's 1st brand) „ 7 0 Sparkling Moselle „ 7 6 Claret (3rd quality) „ 2 6 (2nd „ ). „ 4 6 ?> (1st ) tt 6 0 Rotisillon „ 3 9 Masdeu „ 4 0 Hock „ 5 0 ALE, PORTER, &c. Ale (best Burton) ..per Doz. pint bottles 5 6 Porter (London). „ „ (Dublin) „ Cider „ Perry „ SPIRITS. Brandy (Martell's 1st brand) ..per Bottle 5 6 111 (Pale) „ 5 0 Whiskey (Campbelton & Islay).. „ 4 0 „ (Irish). N Gin (2nd quality) „ 2 3 ,,(lst „ ) „ 2 6 Hollands. 6 0 Rum 3 6 LIQUEURS. Curacoa. „ Maraschino. „ Noyau „ J2RATED WATERS. Soda Water, (1st quality) per doz. bottles 5 0 Seltzer Water" „ 6 0 Lemonade" „ 6 0 Potass Water „ 6 0 Gioser&do «* „ CIGARS. Estrellas per Box" 24 0 Habanas. „ 34 0 Manilla Cheroota „ 30 0 Any quantity supplied at the same rate. Posting Arrangements on the most reasonable scale. T. EVANS, ~jk Boot, Shoe, and Gaiter Manufac- JbV turer, and Currier, 16 and 17, CROSS STREET, ABERGAVENNY, BEGS to call the attention of the Public to the LARGE STOCK ™ of BOOTS and SHOES of every HjjSI description he has constantly on ^HJ|K9 hand. RIFLE GAITERS made from the VMM primest Cowhide, on the most Reasonable Terms, Suitable for Shooting or Walking purposes. WANTED, a steady industrious young LABOR- ING MAN, who can read and write, and of obliging disposition, to attend to horses and the de- livery of goods with same, and fill up his time as porter; situation permanent. Satisfactory reference required.—Apply to N. WATKINS, grocer, Mon- mouth. WANTED, a YOUNG MAN, out of livery, as in- door Servant, who thoroughly understands the cleaning of plate, and waiting at table, and who (ran have a first-class character from previous situations,. -Apply by letter, T, at the Printer'a,j stating age, and all other particulars. IMMEDIATE CASH ADVANCES.—Money lent JL in sums of not less than £100, on Personal Security, at a fair rate of interest. Also a large amount ready to be advanced on Freehold Securities, for a term of years, at from 4 to 5 per cent. interest; charges moderate, and the strictest confidence ob- served. Full particulars forwarded per post, on receipt of six postage stamps. Office hours from ten to three.—Apply to Mr. SYDNEY T. EVANS, Land and Estate Agent, Old Masonic Hall, Newport, Mon. MLES' EATING HOUSE, TEA, COFFEE, & REFRESHMENT BOOMS. 21 Falnnel Street. Aberoavenny, MONEY TO LEN D.-To TRADES- -ilJL MEN, FARMERS, & OTHERS.—MONEY immediately advanced on good personal security, or Leasehold, Copyhold, and Freehold Property, from X50 to jEoOOO, at 5 per cent interest. Upwards of three hundred thousand pounds have already been advanced—Apply to Mr. C. JOHNS, Licensed Appraiser and House Agent, 4, Prospect Place, Stow Hill, Newport, Mon. N. B.—All applications by post to contain 4 stamps for reply. "The SoutlTWales Coal Company HAVING appointed Mr. WILLIAM JAMES their Agent for USK, LLANDENNY, RAG- LAN and MONMOUTH, respectfully solicit a con- tinuance of that support of which, up to the present time, they have received so large a share, and which they take this opportunity of thankfully acknow- ledging. Orders for COAL, COKE, LIME, &c. given to the Salesmen at the above mentioned stations, will receive prompt attention, or to Mr. James personally, or at his address, St. Mary's street, Monmouth. Fire Bricks, Tiles, Pipes, Slates, and other Building Materials supplied to order. USK FARMERS' CLUB. PBESIDKNT :—Hia Honor JUDGE FALCONER. THE ANNUAL MEETING is fixed to take place at LLANDO\VLAS FARM, near USK, On MONDAY, October 24tll, 1864, when the following prizes will be offered for competi- tion :— PLOUGHING. For Ploughing Half-an-Acre of Land in the best and most workmanlike manner, within four hours, with a pair of horses, without driver:- CLASS I.—CHAMPION PRIZES.—Open to all England, to be competed for by Ploughmen who have gained the first prize in any year, in the two following classes: First prize, E6; Second prize, £3. CLASS II,—To the Farmer (being a member) or his Son: First prize, Z3; Second prize, £2. CLASS III. To the Ploughman or servant of a mem- ber: First prize, JE3; Second prize, L2; Third prize, fl 10s.; Fourth prize, Li Fifth prize, 10s. CLASS IV.—To the Son or Servant of a member, under 20 years of age: First prize, £ 110s.; Second prize, j61. Teams to be in the field at 8.30, when lots will be drawn, and the signal for starting will be given at Nine o'clock. If not more than two compete, the second prize will be with-held. Flays to be used, and the ploughing to be six inches deep. FARMS. CLASS V.—A Prize of £3 3s. offered by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, to the Tenant Farmer who shews tha Neatest Farm, and the best kept Fences and Roadways, and displays the greatest economy in the management of his homestead, especially in the husbanding and preparation of manure. Entrance fee, 2s. 6d. THATCHING. CLASS VI.—For the best Set and Thatched Ricks, done by a Son or Servant of a member of this club, regard being had, to the number of ricks: first prize, Jgl, Second prize, 10s. HEDGING. CLASS VII.—Far Hedging Three Perches (twenty- one yards) within six hours: First prize, jBl Second prize, 10s. The Hedging to commence at Eight o'clock on the morning of the Ploughing Match. The prizes will be with-held unless there are three competitors. STOCK. CLASS VIII.—A Prize of JM offered by Reginald Herbert, Esq., for the best four-year-old Nag, by a thorough-bred horse. There must be at least five competitors, and the horses must have been bred in the County of Monmouth. CLASS IX—A Prize of 91 Is. offered by Messrs. Ogden and Co., Halifax, Yorkshire, for the best Pen of Six Wether Tegs. CLASS X.-A Prize of 91 Is. offered by Mr. Macfar- lane, for the best Pen of Five Breeding Ewes. CLASS XI.—A Prize ofjBl Is. for the best Fat Pig, fed by a Cottager, and having been in his possession for three months. 1. GREEN CROPS. CLASS XII.—A Prize of jM offered by Mr. Farlong, of Bristol, to the Tenant Farmer, occupying more than 100 acres of Arable Land, who shall grow the best Ten Acres of Swedes. CLASS XIII.—A Prize of JE3 offered by Mr. Farlong, of Bristol, to the Tenant Farmer, occupying less than 11)0 acres of Arable Land, who shall grow the best Five Acres of Swedes. The competitors to use at least four cwt. of Far- long's Artificial Manure to the acre. CLASS XIV.—A Prize of £5 offered by Mr. Roger Morgan, of Llaneilen, to the Tenant Farmer who shews the best Four Acres of Swedish Turnips, grown by artificial manure. CLASS XV.—A Prize of Y,2 offered by the Western Counties' Manure Company, to the Tenant Farmer for the best crop of Swedes and Turnips, not less than Five Acres, grown with the Western Coun- ties' Manure Company's Manure. PRODUCE. CLAsa XVI.—A Prize ofdBl Is. to the Farmer's Wife or Daughter who shall exhibit, at Two o'clock on the day of the Ploughing Match, at, the Three Salmons Hotel, the best sample of Butter, (not less than 61bs ). The exhibitor must have been in the habit of supplying the inhabitants of Usk with this article, either by attending the market, or dispos- ing of her goods at private houses. CLASS XVII.—A prize ot JEl Is. to the Farmer's .1. Wife or Daughter, who shall, at the same time and place as above, exhibit the best half cwt. of cheese, of her own making. CLASS XVIIL—A Prize of 10s. to the Farmer's Wife or Daughter, who shall exhibit the best eouple of Fowls for the table. To be bred and fed by the exhibitor. Notice of Competition for the Neatest Farm, Ricks, and Green Crops, must be sent in to the Secretary, on or before the 14th of October, and the names of the Ploughmen who intend to compete at the Plough- ing, must be given, and all entry Fees and Subscrip- tions paid to the Secretary, on or before Friday, 21st of October. The Committee reserves to itself the power of with-holding any Prize where the Judges consider there is not sufficient merit. The Members and their friends will dine together at the Three. Salmons Hoetl, punctually at Four o'clock. Dinner and Dessert, 3s. 6d. Tickets to be had at the Bar. J". H. CLARK, HON. SEC. To Anglers Visiting Usk. HERBERT WILLIAMS, Chemist, Bridge Street, LIL Usk, invites attention to his large assortment of FISHING TACKLE of every description, of first-class make. H. W.'s practical knowledge of the Gentle Art," enables him to supply such SALMON and TROUT FLIES as are peculiar to the stream, and which will ensure Buccess to the angler. AUTUMN SEASON, 1864. JONES AND POWELL BEG most respectfully to inform the Public that theiy Stock of Goods for the present season will be ready for inspection On Monday, the 17th instant, comprising a choice selection of all NOVELTIES in DRESSES, MANTLES, JACKETS, SHAWLS, FANCY SKIRTS, RIBBONS, BONNETS, GLOVES, HOSIERY, &c., and a large stock of CLOTHS, DOESKINS, CHEVIOTS, WITNEYS, &c. GENTLEMEN'S WINTER CLOTHING, Fancy Wool Shirts, Bats, Caps, and Umbrellas. MILLINERY IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. EVERY ARTICLE IN FAMILY MOURNING, Bridge Street, Usk, Oct. 11, 1864. Societies for Promoting Christian Knowledge and the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign parts. THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Monmouthshire District Committees of the above Societies will be held at Monmouth, on THURSDAY, the 27th of October instant. Divine Service in the Parish Church will com- mence at 11 a.m., the Sermon will be preached by the Rev. W. J. C. LINDSAY, B.A., Rector of Llan- vaches. The Meeting will be held in the Borough .Court, at half-past One o'clock. W. J. C. LINDSAY,1 e j • THOS. WILLIAMS, j Secretanes- October, 1864. Collections will be made at the Church and the Meeting. The French Language. A TEACHER of the above, (a Parisian) is desirous of forming a class in Usk. Terms and other particulars may be known on application at the I Post Office.
USK. COURT LBET.—The annual Court Leet for the borough and election of Portreeve, took place on Monday last, when the usual formalities were observed, and Henry Roberts, Esq., who had qualified as a burgess in the early part of the day, was elected Portreeve for the ensuing year, without opposition. The court made the annual perambulation of the borough, and several presentments were made, which we are compelled, for want of space, to hold over until next week. Tue dinner was held at the King's Head Iou, in the evening, at which the Portreeve eject presided. The company was numerous, and the catering of Mrs. Jones gave the utmost satisfaction to the guests.
CHEPSTOW. THE PLOUGHING MATCH. The annual ploughing match in connection with the Chepstow Farmers' Club took place on Mr. Valentine Parsous' farm, at Caerwent, on Tuesday last. There were tiftjr-lour teams on the field, and the ploughing was generally very good. The dinner took place in the evening at the George Hotel, Chepstow, and was well attended. The following are the awards of the judges To the son of a member residing with his parents, not ex- ceeding 21 years of age, who' shall plough half-an-aore of ground, in four hours, in the best and most workmanlike man- lier, with a pair of horses without a driver, a cup, value £5 5s., r Thomas Prewett, Sedbury. The same as above, not exceeding 18 years, plate, value .£3 3s., Edward John, servant to Mrs. Dowle, Claypitts. The same as above, to the ploughman in the employ of a member, 1st prize, £2 2s., Thomas Morgan, servant to Mr. T. T. Davis, Langston Court; 2nd, £ 1 10s., Edward John, servant to Mrs. Dowle, Claypitts; 3rd, jBl, Richard Griffiths, servant to Mr. Pi osser, Penhein; 4th, 15s., William Green, servant to Mr. Woodall, Dinham 5th, 10s., Thomas Richards, servant to Mr. Baker, St. Brides. The same, for boys under 18 years of age, 1st prize, Ll 10s., James Thomas, servant to Mr. Price, Bishion; 2nd, £1, James Rees, servant to Mr. E. M. Curre, Itton Court; 3rd, 10s., Thos. Prothero, servant to Mr. Blackwali, Shirenewton; 4th, 5s., John Magle, servant to ditto. The Champion Prize, open to all England, 1st prize, £2 2s., Peter Lewis, servant to Mrs. Dowle, Claypitts 2nd, £1 10s., Charles Jeremy, servant to ditto; 3rd, JS1, Albert Baker, servant to, Mr. Baker, St. Brides; Thomas Smith, servant to Mrs. Wise, nineteen niiuutes over time. The iron swing plough prize, open to all England, 1st prize, £2 2s., Samuel Sheppard, servant to Mr. Price, Uildy; 2nd; El Is., George Edwards, servant to Mr. Henry Bath, Port- skewitt; 3rd, 10s., V. Stidder, servant to Mr. B. Leonard, Abernaut; 4th, 5s., James Pritchard, servant to Mr. John Dowle, Chapel Farm. The same, for the servants of manufacturers of ploughs, £ 2 2s., 1'rederick Purser, servant to Messrs..Howard, Bedford.
CAERLEON. A PALTRY CHARGE.—Ann Withers and Henry Horton were brought up in custody on Friday, the 14th instant, before the Rev. W. Powell, the former charged with stealing and the latter with receiving a piece of Mkim cheese, weighing under four ounces, and valued at three farthings, the property of their master, Alfred Getting,, of Penrose tarm. from the evidence it appeared that prosecutor missed a piece off a cheese in the pantry about nve o'clock on Thursday evening; he immediately sent for P.S. Povall, who, upon his arrival, searched Horton and found a piece of cheese in his pocket. Horton said to the police officer, It is no use saying anything about that piece of cheese because Ann gaveu ine for my dinner." P.S. Povall then questioned Anii Withers and she acknowledged at once giving the cheese to Horton when he was eating his dinner. Prosecu- tor then gave both of them in charge and they were locked up in the ponce station tor the night. The magistrate sentenced Withers to twelve hours' and Horton to twenty-four hours' confinement in the police station at Caeileon. I«QUisT.—On Friday, the 14th inst., a man named Frederick Nicholas, whilst working on the river near Caeileon, observed something lying on the mud, which, upon approaching it, he found to be the body of a female. Upon the IIIody being re- moved to the Bell Inn, it was recognised as that of Mary Davies, who mysteriously disappeared from Newbridge on the 22nd of September last, under circumstances already detailed in our columns. An inquest was held on view of the body on the following day, when a verdict of "Found drowned" was returned.
RAGLAN. INCENDIAEIBSI.-— On the night of the 13th instant, at Twyn-y-argoed, near this village, a small cottage, the pro- perty ot a person uamed Tnoinas Rees, residing at the Kingcoed, and lately occupied by an old man and his wile of the name of Saunders, now deceased, was maliciously set on (ire, and burnt to the ground. On the following day, P.C. Mc.Ovoy apprehended a youth named Richard Ford, residing in the neighbourhood, on whom suspicion rested of being the perpetrator of the uct, and upon his being taken before S. R. Bosanquet, Esq., at Diugestow Court, be was remanded to Monmouth Petty Sessions, on Saturday. RUNAWAYS.—On Tuesday sennight, two boys named William Crompton and Thomas Pitt, were apprehended at a lodging house in this village for having absconded from the Hereford union workhouse, when a suit of clothes and other articles belonging to the house, were tound in their possession. The prisoners were kept in the police-station until the arrival of a police-officer from Hereford, who conveyed them back to answer lor their misconduct. THB AUTUMN FAIR took place on Monday last, when a good many dealers were in attendance, who seemed anxious for business. The supply of fresh steers was, on the average, quite equal to that of former years, and they changed hands freely, fully maintaining the highest rates; trade was, however, rather dull in other kinds of horned stock. Some good pens of fat sheep were offered and d fetched good prices. Horses were scarce, and those of a useful stamp readily found purchasers. Pigs of the larger size sold well, but small ones were not much in request.
PONTYPOOL. VOLUNTEER PRIZE MEETING. On Monday last, the annual prize meeting of the 5th Mon., or, Hanbury Volunteers took place at the range at Cwmlickey mountain. The weather proved anything but favourable, a& it rained frequently, and blew half a gale" of wind. At one time, two telescopes fixed on heavy tripod stands, with spiked legs, were fairly blown away, yet, the firing was continued without intermission, although the squads at times had Some difficulty in keeping on their legs. Captain Steel superintended all the arrangements, and Lieutenant Steel acted as referee. From the Tesults which we publish it will be seen that Lieutenants Hair and Williams, and Sergeant Hutchison, added to their former laurels, and some excellent scores were made, not- withstanding the disadvantages already mentioned. The following are the results:- FIUST SERIES, 200 yards, 5 rounds.—1st prize, £ 1 10s., Sergt. Hutchison, 14 marks; 2nd, E-1, Col.-Sergt. Fowler, 14 marks 3rd, 10s., Lieut. Williams, 13 marks; 4th, 10s., Lieut. Hair, 13 marks; 5th, 10s., Private Hutton, 13 marks. SECOND SERIES, 500 yards, 5 rounds.—1st prize, Bl 10s., Lieutenant Hair, 14; 2nd, JE1, Sergt. Hutchison, 11; 3rd, 10s., Private H. Davis, 10; 4th, 10s., Corp. Probyn, 9 5th, 10s., Lieut. Williams, 8. THIRD SERIES, aggregate of first and second series.—1st prize, £1 10s., Lieut. Hair, 27 marks; 2nd, jEl, Sergt. Hutchison, 25 3rd, 10s., Private Davies, 21; 4th, 10s., Lieut. Williams, 21; 5th, 10s., Colour-Sergt. Fowler, 21. FOURTH SERIES: THE COMPANY BADGE.—A small silver shield to be worn on cross belt, shot for at 200 and 500 yards, 5 rounds, by prize winners at this meeting, and marksmen of this year. Other prizes also contended for in this series-- Company badge and a handsome silver pencil case, (given by Mr. Beacham, of the Montague Hotel,) won by—1st, Lieut. Williams, 26 marks; 2nd, Corp. Probyn, 26 3rd, Private F. Jones, 24; 4th, Private H. Davies, 23; 5th, Col.-Sergt. Fowler, 21; 6th, Lieut. Hair, 21; 7th, Sergt. Hutchison, 19; 8th, Private J. Jones, 18 9th, Private Hutton, 11. Corp. Probyn to have first choice, and Private F. Jones to have second choice of two extra prizes, viz., a military cape, given by Mr. Fowler, draper, &c., and a piece of furniture given by Mr. Morgan, upholsterer, George Street, Pontypool. In the 3rd series, (aggregate) Private J. Jones to have first and Private F. Jones to have second choice between a pair of shooting boots given by Mr. Williams, shoemaker, and a pair of gaiters given by Mr. Reece, shoemaker. A portion of the subscription was reserved, and will be divided amongst all the competitors, each receiving a share according to the number of marks made in the aggregate of first and second series. A MATCH was made between Sergt. Hutchison and Sergt. Sumner, each picking six a side; 5 rounds each at 200 and 400 yards. Sergt. Hutchison's side-Sergt. Hutchison, 13 marks; Sergt. Hambleton, 13 Private Jones, 23 Corp. Probyn, 18 Private H. Davies, 18; Private Tovey, 16; Total, 101. Sergt. Sumner's side-Sergt. Instructor Bessent, 28 marks; Private H. Davies, 23 Private J. Williams, 21; Private E. Williams, 20; Sergt. Sumner, 19; Private Sumner, 13; Total, 124. The shooting closed with a sweepstake, open to all volun- teers—1st prize, Corp. Wallace, (2nd Mon.); 2nd, Private Head 3rd, Private John Williams.
ABERSYCHAN. TEADESMKH'S SUPPER.-On Wednesday fortnight, the annual tradesmen's supper took place at the British Lion Hotel, at which there was a good attendance. The room had been very tastefully decorated for the occasion, by the Misses Davies and Gwatkin. About nine o'clock the guests took their seats at the table, which was laid with every delicacy of the season, in addition to more substan- tial viands, the preparation of the whole of which re- dounded greatly to the credit of Mr. and Mrs. Davies. Ample justice having been done to the good things, the cloth was removed, and dessert placed up^the table, when the chair was taken by Mr. William LeaPratt, sup- ported on the right by Mr. David Williams, and on the left by Mr. Samuel Wyatt; the vice-chair being ably filled by Lieutenant T. Mitchell, supported by Mr. Tom Winston, and Mr. Llewellin Williams, (Blaina). The usual loyal toasts- having been suitably honoured, the chairman gave "The Army, Navy, and Volunteers," coupling with it the name of Lieutenant T. Mitchell. (Applause, and air on th6 harp, "Rule Britannia"). Lieutenant Mitchell res- ponded to the toast, saying that the Volunteers were, as yet, untried men, but he felt fully convinced that; if ever called upon, they would nobly discharge their duty. (Hear, hear.) "Success to the Coal and Iron Trades" was the next toast given, to which Mr. Charles Herbert briefly replied. The chairman then called upon the com- pany to drink the health of Josiah Richards, Esq., Mana- ger of the Abersychan Works, a gentleman they all greatly respected. (Loud applause.) In the absence of Mr. Richards, Mr. D. Williams, junior, thanked the com- pany for the honour they had done that gentleman. SOPIr by Mr. John Jones, Let us have faith in one another." The vice-president, in a complimentary manner, proposed the health of the president, who briefly replied. Song by Mr. E. Martin, Bay of Biscay." Mr. J. B. Edmundg proposed the health of Mr. Llewellyn Williams, which having been received with acclamation, Mr. Williams, in reply, thanked the company very cordially, and said he owed a great eeal of his success to such gentlemen as Lieutenant Mitchell, and others, who took interest in musical matters. Mercb Meggan," on the harp, by Mr. Williams. The president then gave the health of the vice- president, which was very warmly received, and Mr. Mitchell returned thanks in a neat speech. Song by Mr. J. B. Lloyd, The Mariners of England." The vice pre- sident, in giving the toast of "the host and hostess," highly complimented them on the very excellent spread that had been set upon the table, and hoped that success may attend their efforts. Mr. Davies, in reply, thanked the company tor the kind feeling evinced towards himself and Mrs. Davies, and hoped that they would always be able to give the same satisfaction as they had that even- ing. Song by Mr. Bragg, In the days when we went Gipsying." Numerous other toasts followed,* and also songs by Messrs. J. Evans, D. Hughes, and others, the proceedings throughout being of a very happy nature. We should not omit to state that the wines were of ex- cellent qualitv.
MONMOUTH. THE ATHES-SUM.—The first of the series of readings for the season took place in the Borough Court, on Thurs- day evening, and was numerously attended. The readers were J. E. Lee, Esq.: A lecture on The hike dwellings of Switzerland;" John E. W. Rolls, Esq.: Extracts from the Rev. Sidney Smith's 'Wit and Wisdom;" and Rev. W. H. Hill: A railway journey." The musical arrange- ments were under the direction nf Mr. Wall, the choruses being most excellently rendered by the members of the Monmouth vocal-association. The annual meeting ot the societies for the promotion of Christian Knowledge, and tor the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts, are announced to be held on Thursday next, in this town. The Lord Bishop of Llan- daff will p.reside on the occasion.—See advertisement.
LLANTHEWY EHYTHEECH. MONMOUTHSHIRE ANTI-CHURCH-RATE LEAGUE.—A com- mittee meeting of this league was held here oil the 13th inst., and was well attended. Mr. Williams, of Wernymellin, occupied the chair. Subscriptions were handed in in aid of the funds of the' league, AND liberal promises ot continued support were also received from some influential quaiters. The follow- ing turns were paid as compensation to persons in the locality who had been deprived of their property by church-rata seizures Mr. Edmunds, Little Tyrmynich'Furm, Bryngwyn, £5 3s. 9d. for loss of heifer, &E.; Mr. Williams, Wernymeliin, 7s. 6d. for loss of dog Mr. Williams, Little Cross, Bryngwvn, lis. 7d. for loss of bacon; Mr. Davis, Brvngwyn, 8s. AD. "for ditto; Mr. William Evans, Trcgare, lis. 7d. for ditto Mr. Parry, Llanvapley, £ L 8s. 3d. for ditto; Mr. M«rgan, IJlanvap- ley, £1 17s. for ditto. It was resolved—"That a tirst-olass solicitor be engaged by the league, mid that ail persons con- neetwi with the league who may be summoned as defaulters FAT" resisting the iniquitous impost of Church-rates, he defended at the expense of the league." IT was also resolved That public meetings be held monthly in the various places connected with the league for the purpose of advocating the abolition of Church- rates, and of disseminating the principles of the league iu general." (Other District Intelligence on 8th page).