iSfrtljss. At Blaenavon, Oct. 23, the wife of Mr. Wm. Gant, con- tractor, of twins. At Monnow Street, Monmouth., Oct. 21, the wife of Mr. Ciiapman, portrait painter, of a son. At the Court farm, Treileck, Oct. 10, the wife of Mr. Richard Hewlett, of a daughter. At the Nine Wells farm, Trelleck, Oct. 15, the wife of Mr. Kilby, of a daughter. Carriages. At St. Alban's Catholic Church, Pontypool, Oct. 23, Mr. Robert Ridley, jun., fanner, late of Pontypool, to Annie Philo- mena, daughter of Mr. W. H. George, of Blaenavon. At the Register office, Pontypool, Oct. 24, Mr. Joseph Bawness, engineer, Abersychan, to Miss Jane Perry, of the Golynos. Qeatfjs. At Blaenavon, Oct. 24, Benjamin, son of Mr. Benjamin Palmer, fitter, aged 6 years and 7 months. At Raglan, Oct. 24, Elizabeth, relict of the late Mr. William Tedman, builder, of Llanarth, aged 88 years. !nm--
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MONMOUTH. ACCIDENT.—On Monday afternoon, as the children were leaving the infant school, a spring van, belonging to the carriers for the Great Western Railway Company, was passing down Mary Street, when one of the children a daughter of Mr. Thomas Gilbert, of the N apthaWorks, was knocked down by the horses, and one of the wheels passed over her. Mr. Hawker, who was in charge of the team, and to whom no blame is attached, instantly carried the child home, when, upon medical inspection, it was found that the little creature had most providentially es- caped further injury than a bruise across one of her legs.
PEN ALT. SUDDEN DEATH AND INQUEST.—An inquest was held at the Hoop Inn, Penalt, on Monday, before E. D. Batt, Esq., oh view of the body of a man named Walter Williams, aged 67 years, who was found dead in his own house about half-past five o'clock on the afternoon of the 20th instant. It appeared from the evidence of Ann Williams, wife of deceased, that her husband had been ailing during the day, and she went to Monmouth for modicine, and upon her return she found him lying on the floor of the house quite dead. The jury, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict of Died by the visitation of God."
PENROSE. THANKSGIVING SERVICE.—A service of thanksgiving for this year's plenteous harvest, was held in the parish church on Thursday, the 13th instant, when a great num- ber of fa drie rs and laborers assembled, with their wives and children, having undoubtedly in their minds a two- fold object—Brst, to offer up a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for His great mercies vouchsafed in the bountiful blessings of a rich and favour- able harvest, which all, without a single exception, have enjoyed throughout this neighbourhood and secondly, to hear the parting address of their old and beloved pastor, the Rev. A. M.Wyatt, vicar of .JPenrhos for sixteen years] and lately, preferred to the living of Raglan. The church is neat, comfortable, and well arranged after the modern pew system. It has one very valuable east window of stained glass, and a south window of the same, erected in memory of the late Bishop Copleston, of Llandaff. In addition to its general beauty, the church was tastefully decorated for the ocoasion with grain, flowers, fruit, and evergreens, and by the painstaking efforts of the Rev. L. U. Jones, the Misses Williams, Pentwyn, and others, the decorations were very neatly displayed in sundry festoons, garlands, and devices. The service was com- menced by the singing of the 145th hymn, from Hymns Ancient and Modern," by the choir, which was composed entirely of boys trained by the Rev. L. U. Jones, and who performed their parts throughout with creditable ease and great correctness-, exhibiting evident proof of good and careful training. The service was then read by the Rev. L. U. Jones, and the Rev. D. Williams read the lessons, the choir chanting the canticles aad psalms, and also hymns 224 and 225, from the selection before mentioned. The Rev. A. M. Wyatt delivered a very excellent anJ most touching sermon from the 4th chapter of Mark, verses 26 to 28, in which he spoke of the anxious aud interesting time of harvest, hoping that it would recall to the minds of his hearers the last great harvest at the end of the world, when all-husbandmen and servants- would be gathered into God's barn or be cast out into ever- lasting fire. As the earth must be first ploughed (the preacher continued) before the seed was sown in it, so must the heart be ploughed with godly sorrow for sin before it could receive the grace of God's Spirit. In con- clusion, the rev. gentleman pathetically reverted to many pleasant reminiscences of his' ministrations, the recapitu- lation of which seemed to affect both pastor and congrega tion. The choir, after the sermon, sang the 14th hymn, ,and a collection was made for the purpose of providing new books for the reading desfk and communion, in place of the old ones, which belonged to the late vicar.
ABERGAVENNY. The following paragraph, printed upon paper slips, is in circulation in this town THE TUBF.—AN EXCITING EVENT.-The spirited town of Abergavenhy has long possessed many ardent lovers of the turf, and they are increasing under the genial sway and influence of Mr. Parchment, Mr. Angel, and others, who not unfrequently match their steeds, to the amuse- ment of the sporting fraternity. Their example, how- ever, like the example of others, carries with it gravity and strength. Hence equine locomotion is not unfre- quently tested, and on Wednesday last a very exciting event of this kind took place. Mr. Youmustgo then backed his Spirit of Bristol," a fine looking horse, and a good gigster, to trot in twenty-one minutes from a hostelrie in the town to a reputable" public" in a small town not far distant. The event having been announced at the Cranes, the Castle, and elsewhere, it spread at a Greyhound rate to other quarters. Consequently, a large number of people assembled together in the afternoon at the starting post, not far from the Butcher's favourite tap. Here betting was carried on with much zest, Mr. You- mustgo markedly exhibiting his confidence in the animal by putting it on her" the whole hog." A few minutes having been thus spent, the arrival at the door of the re- nowned animal was announced by the ostler. It had not, however, to wait long, for the celebrated owner soon took his seat to pilot his steed, which went away in capital style, the lookers on commenting upon the skill the Smart trainer from Bath had displayed in bringing the animal in such perfection to the starting post. It is to be re gretted, however, that the animal's distinguished owner, whose skill in hazardous experiments is no where doubted, was unfortunate, he being unable to "pull off" his bet, which was a heavy one. Still, he has found consolation and sympathy with his friends, a great number of whom very readily accepted his invitation to dine with him at The Alley on the following day. INQUEST.—On Wednesday an inquest was held at the Asylum on view of the body of Richard Taylor, aged 76 years, who was found dead in his bed on the previous morning. A post mortem examination of the body was held, and it went to shew that the deceased died from disease of the heart. Verdict—"Death from natural causes." AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH.—On Wednesday, about one o'clock, Mr. David Williams, of the Fountain Inn, died very suddenly while working in his garden. A few hours prior to his death he complained of illness, and in consequence partook of some brandy, after which he rallied. He then went to his garden, situate not far dis- tant from his house. While there he was seen lying down by John Probert, who picked him up, and while being supported he died. Verdict-" Died by the visitation of God." THE BRECKNOCK AND ABERGAVENNY CANAL COM P.ANY.-A. meeting of the shareholders of this company was held at the Town Hall, on Thursday. There was a good attendance, and Crawshay Bailey, Esq., M.P., pre- sided. 'A dividend of 10s. per share was declared, and a letter was read from Mr. Cox Davies, offering to purchase the canal at ze20 per share. The letter was discussed at some length, but the further consideration of it was ad- journed to the 3rd of November, when it was decided to hold a meeting at the principal inn in Crickhowell. Mr. Crawshay Bailey opposed the sale of the canal, on the ground that it would be giving away the property to sell it at i;20 per share. He added, he thought the canal had hopes of renewed prosperity, and instanced the expecta- tion that several manufactories would be established on its banks. In addition to which, Midhurst Tin Works and Clydach Iron Works were incpeasing in prosperity, the latter being engaged in the erection of new puddling furnaces. He also stated that there was a prospect of the smelting furnaces, or some of them, being shortly put into blast at the last mentioned works. THE VOLUNTEERS.—Circulars have been issued by order of Captain Hill, requesting all volunteers to attend ener- getically to their drill and class-firing, in order that- the lunds of the corps may not suffer the loss of the capitation grant, which is awarded by Government to effectives pro- perly performing their discipline up to the 30th of Nov. POLICE COURT, THURSDAY, before Captain HILL and Captain WHBELEY. POACHING.—John Williams, laborer, charged with poaching on laud, the property of W. Herbert, Esq., Clytha, was sentenced to two months' hard labor. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Hon. W. P. RODNEY. OBSTRUCTING THE THOROUGHFARE.—Jeremiah Flynn, of Abersychan, was charged with oDstructing the highway by leaviuj a cart and horse thereon. Defendant said he had been detained in a shop, and that was the cause of the occurrence. He was ordered to pay the costs. DISORDERLY.— Mary Ann Garland, an unfortunate, charged with being disorderly in the public street, was ordered to pay the expenses. INDECENT EXPOSURE.—Alfred Tudor was charged with this offence. Sergeant Edghill proved the charge, but it was denied by the defendant, who was, however, ordered to pay the expenses. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.—Daniel Daley, charged on the information of P.C. Dunn, with being drunk and riotous, was ordered to pay the expenses. ILLEGAL FISiliNG-Joseph Vawjhan was charged with using a gaff tor the purpose of taking salmon. John Merry deposed I am a keeper to Mr. Herbert, of Clytha on the 11th inst., I saw defendant in a field near the river Usk, in the parish of. Llangattock; I asked him what he was doing, and he said he had been to Mr. Williams's barn; I charged him with fishing, having observed some slime and scales of fish on his trousers; I picked the scales, which were those of salmon, off his trousers, and showed them to him; he then went away, and in searching about; I found the coat now produced, concealed on the bank of the river close by; Vaughan was in his shirt sleeves; I also found the gaff now produced, which was wet, and was covered with fish scales and blood; I then saw Matthew Pritchard, who was with me all the time, find a. salmon close by the coat: it had been recently put there, and was fresh killed; it bore the mark of a gaff; the time was about half-past eleven in the morning. By Mr. Farqu- bar, who appeared for defendant: When I first saw de- fendant he was approaching the spot where the salmon was found; the salmon was not found in the field where the defendant was, but in Mr. Baker's field; the coat was not found in the field where I saw defendant; I never saw the coat or gaff-hook before. Matthew Pritchard gave corroborative evidence, and added, in cross-examination, that defendant was about 80 yards from the salmon when it was found. Mr. Farquhar, in addressing the bench, contended that the charge had not been proved, the wit- nesses not having shewn that the defendant had used the gaff-hook. The-bench thought there was no doubt in the case, and fiued defendant C5 and costs. STEALING POTATOES.—EUen Sullivan was charged with this offence. She was discharged, upon consideration of her having been incarcerated during the past two weeks on remand, which the bench considered to be adequate punishment. STEALING A SOVEREIGN.-Richard Kent, Llanover, was charged with stealing a sovereign, the property of Edward Jones. Defendant admitted the offence, saying that he had stolen the money for the purpose of enabling, him to go to the funeral of his father, at Cheltenham. Superin- tendent Freeman said defendant was apprehended at his father's funeral. Prisoner was also charged with stealing a, pair of trowsers and a shirt, the property* of George Jones, a fellow-servant. The case was adjourned, in con- sequence of there being only one magistrate in attendance. REMANDED.—James Williams, a tramp, charged with stealing three coombs, the property of Mr. Baker, was remanded for a week. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM HENUY CLARK, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Ush, in the Oomty ot Monmouth, October 29, 1864.—First Edition. ..i
Usk Farmers' Club. The twenty-first anniversary of this institution took place under the most favorable auspices on Monday last. The ground fixed upon for the ploughing match was on Llan. dowlas Farm, and consisted of a clover ley and corn stubble. The rain that bad fallen for several days previously made the ground in capital working order, and the day was very favorable for the match. At nine o'clock lots were drawn for places, and forty teams were set in motion, amongst which were those of Messrs. Howard, implement makers, of Bedford, and Messrs. Ransome and Sims, of'Ipswich. Whilst the ploughing was in progress, the numerous visitors to the field adjourned to the residencs of Mr. Warren Evans, and partook of a nice luncheon, liberally prepared for the occasion. The stock exhibited was not extensive, but the pens of sheep were of a very choice description. The judges of green crops, stock, &c., were: Messrs. James Pritchard, of the Pergoed farm, and John Haveox, of Graigolway, who were assisted by Mr. G W. Williams, of Caerlicken, in judging the ploughing* THE DINNER was held, as usual, at the Three Salmons Hotel, the viands placed on the table being bountiful in quantity and excel- lent in quality, whilst the manner in which they were served up was well-calculated to sustain the high repute of Mr. Macfarlane as a public caterer. The wines, also, we should not omit to state, were pronounced choice. The company, which numbered upwards of sixty, com- prised:—His Honor Judge Falconer, president of the society (in the chair); supported on the right bvW. Herbert, Esq., of Clytha, the Rev. S. W. Gardner, E. Lister, Esq., Major Herbert, and Major M'Donnel!; and on the left by Major Stretton and Captain Greenhow-Relph; Reginald Herbert, Esq., vice-president, (in the vice-chair) J. D. Falconer, Esq.; H. Greatwood, Esq.: Messrs. George Pritchard, Llanvihangel; Warren Evans, Llandowlas; John Jones, Llwyu-y-gaer; James Phillips, jun., Tres- tevan Cuthbertson, Llangibby W. B. Fisher, Trostrey W. B. Grething, Rhadyr; Nethersole; J. Pritchard, Per- goed; John Haycox, Graigolway; G. W. Williams, Caerlicken; James Pritchard, Llangeview; Derrett, Mardy; George Marfell, Clytha; Michael Jones, Red House; Price, Catsash; Sutton. Bedford; T. Bishop, Ipswich; Davies, Cefndrinog; W. Evans, Tredunnock; W. Evans, Llancayo; James Williams, Llanbaddoek; R. Eley, Panteague; G. W. Will iams, jun., Caerlicken; Lewis Lewis, Llangibby; John Evans, Pontypool; E. Price, Kemeys; G. Knight, Kemeys; Frost, Handenny; Frost, jun., Llandenny; E. Matthews, Raglan; Brown, Newport; W. Williams, The Garn; W. Cadle, jun., Llancayo; and Messrs. James Jones, (grocer), G. Wad- dington, W. H. Bosworth, J. H. Clark, C. Davis, James Jones, (innkeeper), John Thomas, and William Thomas, of Usk, &c. The cloths having been removed, the President propoaed, in most loyal terms, the toast of The Queen," remarking upon the security the Government of this kingdom afforded, which, he said, was not equalled by that of any other country. The toast was received with loud cheers. The next toast from the chair was The Prince and Princess of Wales," in proposing which, the President hoped that they might return in safety from their visit to the father of the Princess, whose dominions had so recently been devastated by one of the most calamitous wars that any country had ever suffered, and which circumstance, (the speaker added) occurring so shortly after her marriage, entitled the illustrious lady to the heartfelt sympathy of this country generally. (Cheers.) The President next gave "The Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese, and ministers of all denominations," remarking that religious instruction was a great source of peace and security, as was instanced by one locality he visited, at Pontypridd, where, amidst a population of 31,UOO, there was no other agency for maintaining good order and obedi- ence amongst the people than religious teaching. The toast was coupled with the name of the Rev. S. W. Gard- ner, and was received with applause. The Rev. S. W. Gardner, in acknowledging the toast, regretted that there were none of his reverend brethren present, which, however, he attributed to circumstances such as had operated in his own case on form; r occasions in preventing his attendance. He felt greatly interested in agriculiure, and he was sure all clergymen did—pro- bably more so than any other class of men, for most of them derived their incomes from it. As for himself, he had never been fortunate enough to taste of those good things called tithes; yet he derived his income, such as it was, from agriculture, and the prosperity of the country generally depended, in a great measure, upon the same source. In conclusion, the reverend gentleman sinperely thanked the company, and expressed the pleasure he felt at seeing around him so many old familiar faces that he had known from his earliest youth. The President gave the health of The Members for the County and Boroughs," observing that he had the honor, the other day, of meeting the hon. member for the borough of Usk—as he supposed Usk would here, at least, be con- sidered the most important of the boroughs—in the train, when the hon. gentleman said that although he was suffer- ing from indisposition, he would attend their meeting if they would only have a steam plough at work. The president next gave the toast of "The Lord Lieu- tenant of the County," observing that it was very remark- able how little knowledge most people possessed as to the manner in which the county they lived in was governed. The person holding the highest rank and authority was the sheriff. Her Majesty had, once a year, handed to her in the most solemn manner, by the judges of assize, and other gentlemen, under oath, the names of three persons most worthy of the office of Sheriff. Upon One of thuss persons being selected, there was a letter forwarded to him, committing to him the charge of the county for his term of office, during which, he, being the representative of civil government, took precedence of all others. That office for this county was now held by their respected neighbour Colonel Byrde. Next came the office of the Lord Lieutenant, who was intrusted with the military government of the county. It was originated at the con- elusion of the civil war, so that the command of the mili- tary should be given to the person whose loyalty could be best relied upon by the government. The Lord Lieutenant i also held another office called Custos Rotulorum, and had the nomination of magistrates. Although the Sheriff undoubtedly held the highest rank in the county, yet the Lord Lieutenant had the greatest power, and whatever opinions may be held of him in regard to politics or other- wise, they were obliged to recognise his authority. In this county there was every reason to be satisfied with the manner in which the duties of the office, as regarded the nomination of magistrates, had been exercised, as shewn by the excellent way in which the business of the county was managed as compared with some other counties. He would give them the health of the Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant. The Rev. S. W. Gardner, the Sheriff's chaplain, ac- knowledged the toast. The President gave "The Army, Navy, Militia, and Volunteers," coupled with the names of Major M'Donnell, Major Herbert, Major Stretton, Captain Relph, and Lieutenant Herbert. Major M'Donnell, acknowledged the toast on behalf of the Militia, remarking upon the present satisfactory toot- ing of the defences of the country, comprising as they did some 500,000 men, at home and abroad, which number he believed could be doubled. The gallant speaker briefly adverted to the introduction of breech,loaders into the regular and militia regiments, the latter of which would in future undergo one week's more drill in the year than hitherto, and concluded by dwelling on the advantages of drill, urging those present to use their endeavours in in. ducing young men to join the militia or volunteers. Captain Reiph, in answer to a call, also responded, say- ing there was no prouder time with him than when it be- came his duty to return thanks for the Volunteers, and be felt more than ordinary, pleasure in doing so On the pre- sent occasion, because he was surrounded by his neigh- bours, who knew what volunteers were; he might say indeed, that every father who had a son worth anything, had a son in a volunteer corpSreither theSth Monmouth- shire or some other. He always thought it the greatest honour that could be paid to the volunteer force to be coupled with the army and navy. He sincerely hoped that the necessity would never arise for their being called upon to do active service, but he felt that if they should be, they would shew themselves to be of the same sinew and muscle as the army and navy, and to be worthy of the compliments paid them on this and other similar occasions. As to the benefits of drill, which had been referred to, it was -whether military drill or not-one of the best things in the world, as it fitted them for the discipline of life, which all must undergo it taught them submission to orders, and rendered them useful and intelligent, not ornamental merely. On these grounds he strongly recommended all young men te join the volunteers. It did them good both physically and morally, and fathers should therefore advise their sons-to join, for when they were taken from home they were attended and taken care of by their officers, as though they were their own sons, and were returned to their homes as harmless as they left them. To those who were already in the ranks, he would say that they should not, when they were hit rather hardly by their instructors, or when they saw their officers not following the red book exactly, go away grumbling and criticising, for efficiency could only be acquired by long experience and practice. Nor should they, when anything went wrong, go writing atnd scribbling in the newspapers. He advocated, as much as anyone, the liberty of the press-the palladium of Eng- lish liberty, but he did not think it right that they should go grumbling and writing, making people think that they were a lot of fools and a squabbling lot, instead of a happy family as they should be. He had been grieved at seeing letters in the mewspapers reflecting on their Chief; but the Lord Lieutenant was very capable of taking care of him- self; and it was not necessary on that account to mix him up with the High Sheriff, as if endeavouring to put off a bad coin by placing it between two good ones, or as if putting sugar upon a piece of bread and butter to make it more palatable. He (the speaker) had been present at about eighteen of the meetings of this society out of the twenty-one that had been held-and amongst the plea- santest reflectibns of his life would be his connection with th* Usk Farmers' Club and the 8th Monmouthshire Volun- teers-and he had always heard the health of the Lord Lieutenant received as all other toasts were that came trom the chair. It shewed bad judgment to attack the Lord Lieutenant on matters connected with the volun- teers. even if he had done wrong; it did an injury to the force, and they must bear in mind that they were volun- teers still, although they might not have their uniforms on. What, he should like to know, would be the result if men in the regular army wrote against their commanders as the volunteers were doing? He hoped such scarrilous the volunteers were doing? He hoped such scarrilous writing would cease, for it would not alter the state of things in the least; it was no use crying over spilt milk, nor puling and crying, and kicking at a dead horse, for it made no impression. Such proceedings reminded him of what they were told in the song of- A magnanimous squaw, Who pulled by the beard a three-tailed Bashaw," —(laughter)—and who, no doubt, thought it very clever. So it was with the squaws of the volunteers, as he may call them, who no doubt thought it very clever to bait a Lord Lieutenant, and he only hoped they might get any- thing by it. However, he was pleased to think that the force could not be much injured by such scribbling squaws. The gallant speaker concluded by returning thanks tor the manner in which the toast had been drunk. Mr. J. H. Clark, the honorary, secretary, at the request of the President, read the AWARDS OF PRIZES. PLOUGHING. For ploughing half-an-acre of land in the best and most work- manlike manner, within four hours, with a pair of horses, without driver Class 1.—CHAMPION PRIZES.—Open to all England, to be competed for by plough.men who b.ave gained th.e first prize in. any year, in the two following classes, first prize, £ 5 second prize, £3. 'George Baker, son of Mr. Win. Baker, St. Brides, first prize; Thomas Morgan, servant to Mr. Davies, Langstone, second; Albert Baker, son of APt-. Wm. Baker, St. Brides, com- mended; Richard Reece, Wernhere; Philip Leonard, son of! Mr. John Leonard, Llangibby, disqualified; Abraham Powell, servant to Messrs. Ransoine and Sims, Ipswich; William Hig- gins, servant to Mr. Cuthbertson, Llangibby; George Brown, servantto Messrs. Howard, Bedford, disqualified; Leonard Lewis, servant to Mr. Morgan, Mamhilad, disqualified. Class 2.—To the farmer, (being a member) or his son, first prize, £ 3 second, £ 2. Wm. Price, son of Mr. Edward Price, Kemeys Commander, first; William Marfell, son of Mr. Peter Marfell, Cwm farm, second; Henry Waters, son of Mr. Waters', Llangibby, commended; Tom Crump, son of Mr. W. Crump, Estavarney; Isaac Lawrence, son of Mr. Lawrence, Kemeys Inferior. Class 3.—To the ploughman or servant of a member, first prize, Z3; second, C2; third, £1 fourth, Ll fifth, 10s. John Fawkwell, servant to Mr. W. Cadle, Llancayo, first; Edward Lewis, servant to Mr. W. Evans, Llandowlas, second; Alex. Edgar, servant to Mr. Dix, Mamhilad, third; Joseph Watkins, servant to Mr. Derrett, Llangeview, fourth; Charleu Waters, servant to Mr. Tippens, Mamhilad, fifth; William Watiiins, servant to Mr. W.B.Gething,The B-hadyr,commended; Charles Merriman, servant to Mr. Jas. Williams, Llanbaddoek; Wm. Williams, servant to Mr. T. Rogers, Llantrissent; Wm. Walters, servant to Mr. E. Evans, Whitehall; John Parsons, servant to Mr. John A. Williams, Llangibby Luke Walters, [ servant to Mr. T. Rogers, Llantrissent; Charles Lewis, servant to Mr. Walter Evans, Llancayo; James Winters, servant to Mr. G. Knight, Kemeys; James Davies, servant to Afr. James Pritchard, Llangeview; Wm. Bartrum, servant to Mr. W. Evans, Llandowlas; Edmund Laman, servant to Mr. James Pritchard, Llangeview; John itees, servant to W. R. Stretton, Esq., Brynderwen. Class 4.—To the son or servant of a member, under 20 years of age, first prize, £1 10s.; second, £1. George Watkins, ser- vant to Mr. George Knight, first; Edward Price, son of Mr. Edward Price, second; James Leonard, son of Mr. John Leonard, commended; John Phillips, servant to Mr. Peter Marfell; James Cook, servant to Mrs. Lewis, Park; Richard Boyce, servant to Mr. Reece, Wernhere James Tyler, servant to Mr.Wm. Rowlands, Pentwyn James Thomas, servant to Mr. Price, Bishton William Lewis, servant to Mr. Warren Evans. FARMS. Class 5.-A prize of £3 3s., offered by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, to the tenant farmer who shews the neatest farm, and tie best kept fences and roadways, and displays the greatest economy in the management ot his homestead, especially in the husbanding and preparation of manure—Mr. W. Evans, Llan- dowlas; Mr. W. Cadle, Llancayo, highly commended. THATCHING. Class 6.-For the best set and thatched ricks, done by a son or servant of a member of this club, regard being had 10 the number of ricks, first prize, .£1; second, 10s. Eimund Sands- man, servant to Mr. James Pritchard, Llangeview; James Edwards, servant to Mr. Cuthbertson, Llangibby; William Williams, servant to E. Lister, Esq., Cefn IIa. :Reservi-,d for further consideration. HEDGING. Class 7 .-Forhedging three perches (twenty-one yards) within six hours, first prize, £1; second, 10s. Levi Beaven, servant to Mr. Nicuoll, first; James Edwards, servant to Mr. Cuth- bertson, second; Rees Price; Henry Williams. STOCK. Class 8.-A prize of £5 offered by Reginald Herbert, Esq., for the best four-years-old nag, by a thorough-bred horse, bred in the county of Monmouth-Mr. W. Evans; Mr. G. Pritchard, commended; Mr. Frost; Ditto; Mr. P. Marfell. Not awarded. Class 9.-A prize of £1 la., offered by Messrs. Ogden and Co., Halifax, Yorkshire, for the best pen of six wether tegs-Mr. W. Cadle; Mr. Peter Marfell, commended; Mr. G. Pritchard. Class 10.-A prize of £1 Is., offered by Mr. Macfarlane, for the best pen of five breeding ewes-Mr. G. Pritchard; W. R. Stretton, Esq., commended; Mr. P. Marfell; Mr. G. Knight; Mr. Walter Evans. Whole class good. Class 11.—A prize of 91 b. for the best fat pig, fed by a cot- tager, and having been in his possession for three months-G. James, Llangibby W. James, Llangibby, commended. GREEN CROPS. Class 12.-A prize of f,5 offer,ed 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-Mr. W. Cadle. Class 13.-A prize of £3, offered by Mr. Farlong, of Bristol, to the tenant farmer, occupying less than 100 acres of arable land, who shall grow the best five acres of swedes the com- petitors in tbis and the preceding class to use at least 4 cwt. of Farlong's artificial manure to the acre-Air. George Knight. Class 14.—A prize of E5, offered by Mr. Roger Morgan, of Llanellen, to the tenant farmer who shews the best four acres of Swedish turnips, grown by artificial manure-Mr. Williams, Caerlicken Mr. P. Marfell, commended; Mr. W. Cadle, ditto; Mr. Knight, ditto; Mr. G. Pritchard; Mr. W. Crump; Mr. W. Evans; Mrs. Evans. Class 15.-A prize of £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 Counties' Manure Company's manure-Mr. W. Cadle. PRODUCE. Class 16.-A prize of £1 Is. to the farmer's wife or daughter who shall exhibit the best, sample of butter, (not less than 61bs.); the exhibitor to have been in the habit of supplying the inhabitants of Usk with this article, either by attending the market, or disposing of her goods at private houses-Mrs. Frost; Mrs. Lewis, commended for being best made; Mrs. Haycox; Mrs. Walters, Liandenny. Class 17.-A. prize of 91 Is. to the farmer's wife or daughter who'shall exhibit the best half-cwt. of cheese, of her own making. No competition* Class 18.—A prize of 10s. to the farmer's wife or daughter, who shall exhibit the best couple of fowls for the table, to be bred and fed by the exhibitor—Mrs. Frost, two pairs; Mrs. Lewis. Mr. Sutton, the representative of Messrs. Howard, of Bedford, took objection to their ploughman, George Brown, being disqualified on the ground of his being over the time allowed, on account of the unequal apportion- ment of the land, which, he said, in the piece allotted to Brown measured 419 square yards, whilst in other cases the pieces measured only 2'90 and 300 square yards. The speaker thought that the judges were prepared to say that Brown's ploughing was the best. Mr. George Marfell said he had measured out the land, and in consequence of som6 pieces being a little over the half-acre, the men were allowed twenty minutes over the time named-four hours-and were given to understand before starting, that all who did not finish within the extended time would be disqualified. The speaker added that Brown exceeded the time by eight minutes, and there were two behind him. The President having requested the judges to give their opinion on the point, Mr. Haycox said that he and his colleagues thought that ample time had been allowed; in fact he thought the Usk Club had been too lenient as to time, for whilst at many other places the time allowed for half an acre was three hours and a half, they allowed four hours and four and a half hours, and now they went beyond that; if the present case was not ground for disqualification, he did not know where they would stop. The President said they must abide by the judges' deci- sion. The President proposed" Success to the U sk Farmers' Club," observing that this was its 21st anniversary, and they had had forty ploughs in the field. Last year the question was discussed, as to whether it was desirable to have open competition in the ploughing. As far as he was concerned he now thought it was, although lie had thought differently, for it was undoubtedly beneficial for local ploughmen to see the best ploughing that could' be produced. In commenting upon a meeting of this kind, held in Glamorganshire, a short time since, the public press had strongly censured the proceedings, arguing that no good resulted therefrom; that the principal people present" buttered" one another a good deal; that for the use it was the club might as well have not existed at all, and that the members might as well have toasted one another as "jolly good fellows," and gone home. This, he was happy to say, could not be said of their club, for they invited criticism and a free expression of opinion, and if they did criticise persons in authority, as they sometimes did, it was well they should do so; but when the time came for the exercise of that authority, it was also well that they should be ready to assist in maintaining properly legalized power. He should there- fore be glad to hear members expressing their opinions so that the meeting may be made an occasion for in- struction. After adverting to the beneficial tendency of such meetings in bringing landlords and tenants toge- ther, as well as others who were interested in the prizes awarded, the speaker remarked, in reference to manure, that in his farming experience, the best for roots he had found was bone dust mixed with the liquid from the farm yard, and allowed to stand until it arrived at a state of fermentation. That might, however, now be superseded there was one kind mentioned in the prize list, concern- ing which, perhaps, Mr. Cadle would furnish some par- ticulars. In reviewing agricultural prospects generally, the speaker said the question for farmers at present was how to force the supply of meat ? An authority on that point, who kept very accurate accounts, had stated that beef and mutton were his most profitable productions. From his own observation, he (the president) was satis. fied much larger stocks of cattle might be kept on farms he had seen than many farmers would think of. In times, such as the present, when the turnip crops failed he had found a very good substitute in the white stone turnip, which filled up the deficiences, and was far more profitable than allowing the fields to remain barren and unproductive. The speaker next strongly urged the preservation of home-made manure, which, he said, was the best that could be had, by storing it away under cover until the gases had evaporated, and he thought it would be worthy the attention of landlords to provide receptacles for it. In conclusion, the president wished continued success to the society, and invited discussion upon any matter that may arise in connection with the proceedings. Mr. W. Cadle, junior, remarked that there was not much credit due to his father for the prize lie had taken, as it was only open to such as used Farlong's manure, and there was no other competitor; but for the prize won by Mr. Williams, (Caerlicken), there was no restric- tion as to the artificial manure to be used. Mr. W. Herbert proposed the health of the President, in doing which he hoped that he may live to preside over them at future meetings. Air. Falconer had, with great modesty, disclaimed much knowledge of agriculture, but he (the speaker) thought he was very capable of instruct- ing most of those present. Although he haG not been in the habit of attending their meetings for 20 years, he was as capable of instructing them as those who had, or perhaps more so. The toast was enthusiastically received. The President acknowledged the compliment, and re- quested Mi-. Lister to accept the presidency for the next year. Mr. Lister assented, saying he would do his best to further the interests of the society. The President proposed the health of the judges-Mr. J. Haycox, Mr. J. Pritchard, and Mr. J. G. Williams. Mr. J. G. Williams returned thanks, as also did Mr. Haycox, who spoke of the desirability of farmers growing beef and mutton, but that, he said, they could not do unless they had dry land, and he regretted that in this respect the landlords did not help them. After remarking upon the difficulties of farmingrwet land, the speaker said tenant farmers should avail themselves of meetings of this kind for urging upon their landlords to give them good drainage, and they (the tenants) would then give them plenty of beef undmutton in return. (Hear hear.) Mr. W. Herbert said they had heard a tenant farmer give his side of the question with much force, but there was also another side to ie-the landlord's side. He had drained a greit deal of land, and he had found that although the farmers were most thankful for it, and were willing to pay an increased rent, they did npt do their part, after the land was drained, in keeping it in a proper state for cultivation. It was true they were told to "Rest, and be thankful," but that did not do now-a-days with farming, they must all be astir and move their stumps sharply, or else both landlord and tenant would go to the wall. The speaker urged tenants to pay more attention to their duty as a means of inducing their landlords to meet their wishes, and was much applauded during his remarks. The President proposed" The unsuccessful competitors," coupled with the name of Major Strettoi:. Major Stretton acknowledged the toast and in the course of a facetious speech, which created much merriment, pledged him- self to get up a ball in the tent of the Archery Club, at Raglan Castle, next year, for the wives and families of the farmers, in lieu of paying them what was called chicken relief." Mr. Reginald Herbert nave the Successful competitors," coupled with the name of Mr. Warren Evans, remarking that he was obliged to withhold his prize for the best nag, inconse- quence of the conditions not having ueeu complied with. Tha conditions were that there should be five competitors, whereas there were only four that they should be by a thorough-bned horse, which two were not; and that they should be four-year- olds, which one was not. He would, however, increase his prize for next year to L7, under the same conditions, except that there must be six competitors. Captain Relph proposed the thanks of the meeting to Mr. Warren Evans and his sisters for the entertainment and wel- come they had given to those who had visited the ploughing that day, which was carried with acclamation. Mr., Warren Evans acknowledged the compliment. Mr. W. Herbert suggested that the club should another year offer prizes for steam ploughs, towards which object he would give £ .i. Mr. Haycox spoke in terms of approval of the suggestion. The President proposed the health of Mr. Herbert, of Clytha. Mr. Herbert, responded, and it, doing so threw out a sugges- tion that a limited liability company should be formed in the county for purchasing some of the most improved implements. Captain Relpli thought that a Thorough-bred Horse Com- pany, such as he proposed at Abergavenny two years since, would, answer better than a steam plough company, and, in answer to a suggestion from Mr. W. Herbert fur combining the. two, the speaker said a thorough-bred horse would not work with a steam plough. Major M'DonÍ1eU proposed the health of Mr. Reginald Herbert, which was received with musical honors. Mr. Reginald Herbert, in responding, spoke in favor of a Thorough-bred Horse Company, towards which he was willing to subscribe £50 or, £100; and added that he knew of an excel. lent animal for the purpose which might be purchased for E250 The speaker also alluded to a proposal for establishing steeple chases at Usk, and which he proposed should take place shortly before or after the Abergavenny or Chepstow meetings, as about that time farmers and others would have their horses in condition, Mr. Curre, of Itton, and himself had consented to act as stewards, and he should be happy to receive names of persons present who would subscribe. The healths of Major Herbert, Mr. J. H. Clark, Mr. George Pritchard, and other toasts of a complimentary character fol- lowed, and the proceedings, which were enlivened by several good songs, were brought to a most satisfactory termination, after a very successful meeting.
L USK. THE COURT LEST.—The following is a list of the pre- sentments made by the Grand jlnquest at the Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge for the Borough of Usk, held on the 17th inst. We present Henry Roberts, Esquire, as having been this day elected and sworn a burges.i of this borough. We present Henry Roberts, Esquire, as having been this day elected and sworn into the office of Portreeve for the ensuing year. We present the Duke of Beaufort and the magistrates of the county of Monmouth, for allowing the bridge at the Lower Mill, near Portsampit gate, and also the watercourse there, to be in a dangerous, filthy, and unfit state. We present Mr. John Edwards for allowing the, drains by his gateways, belonging to his field near the prison, to be in an unfit and unhealthy state. We present Mr. A. J. Shepard for having erected a privy ad- joining the road near his premises, called the Tan Yard, which is a nuisance. We present the Commissioners of Roads and the Survevors for allowing the bridge over the brook near the Greyhound to be in an unfit and very dangerous state. We present the Duke of Beaufort for allowing the brook near the Greyhound to remain in a nasty and unwholesome state. We present Mr. Mills for keeping two sheds, on property of Mrs. M'Donijell, near Mr. Stephens' house, for the purpose of a tan yard, which are nuisances and injurious to health. We present Morgan Reynolds for attending on the Jury while intoxicated, and recommend the Portreeve to fine him five shillings, and that he be not summoned on the Jury for the future. We present Thomas Williams, William Roberts, Thomas Morgan, John Merrett, Thomas Williams, Edward Stockham, William Morgan, William Thomas, James Morgan, Charles Roberts, Lysond Williams, John Williams, Matthew Howell, Richard Morgan, William Paske, John Lucas, Daniel Salter, Charles Stockham, and William Davies, as having been sum- moned on the Jury, and not attending fine them 6s. 8d. each. The Jury and Court requested the Deputy-Recorder to give an intimation to the Directors of the Gas Company that they should only pay them £10 a year for the use of the gas lights for the future. The Jury requested the Deputy-Recorder to apply to the tenants of the borough land for payment of the arrears of rent.
PONTYPOOL. TOWN HALL, SATUEDAY, before H. M. KENNARD and JOHN THOMPSON, Esquires. SERIOUS CHAB&E AGAINST A SUB-BAILIFF OF THE COUNTY COURT. —Richard Knight, late sub-bailiff of the Pontypool County Court, appeared at the instance of Mary George for an assault of a very serious nature. Mr. Greenway appeared to prosecute, and Mr. Evans for de- fendant. Mary George, the complainant, stated I am the wife of Thomas George, and reside at' Abersychan; the defendant Knight had been in the habit of coming to our house with papers from the County Court; on Tues- day, the 5th of October he was at our house levying an execution; I was in the back kitchen, so that defendant would have to go through a passage to get to where I was; between the front door and the room there was another door, which he shut after him, and we were then alone in the room; he asked me when he came in where my husband was; I told him that he had gone from his dinner to his work; he then told me that he had got an execution again, and asked me if I would go up stairs to see what goods were there; I would not go with him as I had a reason for it; I told him to go himself if he liked; I was afraid to go with him, and told him so, because lie tried to drag me to the bed before; he did not go up stairs, but put the things down on paper, and then came to me and caught me round my waist, and wanted to have a kiss with me"; I told him he ought to be ashamed, and to let me alone. [Complainant proceeded to state that defendant caught hold of her in an indecent manner, and described the particulars of the attempt she alleged defendant had made upon her, which are unfit for publi- cation.] I was much afraid of defendant, and the dog he had with him; he said he had a great fancy to me; he left without taking the things; I never gave him any encouragement at all. By Mr. Evans: Our house is opposite to the police station, near to Mr. Wyatt's; I did not tell Mrs. Wyatt about this; I told Mrs. Griffiths; defendant was alone; I did not see a man waiting outside; I heard some one call Knight" when the scuffle was going on; the middle door was shut; defendant was in the house more than ten minutes; I think he was there about half an hour; we had some goods up stairs-two beds and some boxes; defendant did not say that he would not go up stairs because there was nothing to take; I came to get a summons on Saturday, five days a!'ter he assaulted me; I did not come before because we had not the money to pay.for it; I did not pay for the summons; I came here to-day of my own accord; defendant did not wish me to come; I did not speak to him; I received a sovereign for the trouble I and my husband had in coming to Pontvpool; did not receive it for compromising this case. Gwenllian Griffiths deposed that complainant told her what had happened relative to this offence soon after it occurred. Mr. Alexander Edwards said: I am the Registrar of the County Court at Pontypool; the defen- dant, Richard Knight, was the under.builiff; he was in- structed about the 5th of October to make a levy on George's goods; I heard the statement of George and his wife, and told them that any officer of that court would be discharged immediately for such conduct, and that I should bring the matter before the judge and the bailiff; I also told them that they would hear what would be done on Tuesday and could apply for a summons afterwards; I said if defendant was my bailiff I would discharge him at once; I gave them a sovereign for the trouble and incon- venience they had been put to. By Mr. Evans: I have nothing to say against defendant's general character; I am sorry to see him in this difficulty. For the defence, Mr. Evans urged his former application, and after ad- dressing the bench, called John Stone, who said: I was assistant, bailiff to the defendant Knight; I went with him to the house of George on the 5th instant; it was between twelve and one o'clock at noon; the house ad- joins Mr. Wyatt's, and is from twenty to thirty yards from the police station; I did not go into George's house; the defendant was in the house from eight to ten minutes, not more; I stood on the door way, with my back against the corner of the door; the next door in the passage was open; I did not hear any scuffle nor screaming; the pas- sage is from twelve to fourteen feet in length I must have heard the least scuffling if any had occurred, I heard them both talking in an ordinary tone; I asked defendant if he wanted me to come in, and lie said <-No"; I said "I shall go to the fish shop," and he overtook me when I had gone 100 yards or less. Defendant was convicted in dB5, includmg costs.