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Trostrey Hill Farm, Two miles from the town of Usk. MR. JAMES GRAHAM, Jun., has been favoured with instructions from Mrs. Catherine Knight, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, On Thursday, the 21st of September, 1865, The whole of her very superior FARMING STOCK, Implements of Husbandry, Hay, Clover, Corn, Roots, &c., &c. Particulars in future Advertisements. Dated, 17th August, 1365. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the GAME on His Grace the Duke of Beaufort's under- mentioned Properties is STRICTLY PRESERVED, namely, in the parishes of Raglan, Llandenny, Itton, Lansoy, Llanvihangel, and Woolvesnewton, in the Woods called Wentwood, Chepstow Park, Veddw, Cefn Garrow, Gethly, the Hale, Suckpant, Ravens- nest, and Purcas, also on the Lands in the parish of Newchurch, in the occupations of Messrs. Header, Roberts Williams, and .Nicholas, and on Lands in the occupation of Mrs. Dowle, in the parish of Chepstow. The Tenants and Woodwards are particularly re- quested to call upon all parties sporting on His Grace's Estates to produce their authority. The Cards are not transferable. OSMOND A. WYATT. Troy House, 16th August, 1865. GAME NOTICE. NOTIOE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the GAME Dt on land in the occupation of Mr. Edward Wil- liams, in the parish of Llantrissent, is STRICTLY PRESERVED, and all persons pursuing the same will be treated as trespassers. Signed, THOMAS BIGHAM. Treworgan, August 17th, 1865. GAME NOTICE. \TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the GAME iN on TREWORGAN FARM, in the parish of Llandenny, is STRICTLY PRESERVED, and all persons pursuing the same will be treated as tres- passers. Signed, THOMAS BIGHAM. Treworgan, August 17th, 1865. GAME NOTICE. NOTIOE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the GAME on NANTY-V-MARCH FARM, Llangwm, now in the occupation of Walter Harris, as tenant, is STRICTLY PRESERVED, and all persons pursu- ing the same will be treated as trespassers. ° GEORGE P. IRVING. Usx, 16th August, 1865. GAME NOTICE.—The RHADYR. FABM will in future be PRESERVED, and all persons tres- passing will be w_ B GETHIKG. ABERGAVENNY. S. & E. TROTTER, ARE now delivering, free by rail or road to a reasonable distance, their GENUINE MALT LIQUORS, In fine condition, at the following Prices:- BITTER BEER 50s. 25s. 12s. 6d. BURTON „ (STRONG) 50s. 25s. 12s. 6d. XXX MILD ALE 42s. 21s. 10s. 6d. ;YY 36s. 18s. 9s. Od. STOUT ^s. 2ls. 10s. 6d. THE BREWERY, ABERGAVENNY. February, 1865. It TROUBLESOME COUGHS CURED BY THOMAS'S EMULSION OF SYRUPS. THE efficacy of this Syrup in affording prompi relief to those suffering from Coughs, Colds, Asthma, &c has fully established the remedy in public estimation, and owing to its wonderful curative powers, the demand has'become universal, It has a pleasant taste, and is therefore well adapted for Children in cases of Hooping Cough Common Coughs arising from Colds, Teething, &c. Sold in bottles, at 7id., Is. ltd., and 2s. 9d. each, whole. sale by SUTTON, & Co., 10, Bow Churchyard, London; retail iby the Proprietor, T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool; WM. SPENCER, Chemist, Monmouth; J. H. CLARK, Bookseller, Usk; J. POPE, Chemist, Blaenavon; THOMAS J. JONES, Chemist, High Street, Newport; and most Medicinn Vendors. TMMEDIATE CASH ADVANCES.—Money lent 1 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. Fuii ueulars 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. MONEY TO LEND.-To TRADES- 1'-1 MEN, FARMERS, & OTHERS.-MONEY immediately advanced on good personal security, or Leasehold, Copyhold, and Freehold Property, from jE50 to £5000, at 5 per cent interest. Upwards of five hundred thousand pounds have already been advanced.—Apply to Mr. C. JOHNS, Licensed Appraiser and House Agent, 4, Prospect Place, Stow Hill, Ke-yrort, Mon., (near the New Presbyterian Chapel). N. B.—All applications by post to contain 4 stamps for reply. tILES' EATING HOUSF., ,p TEA, COFFEE, & REFRESHMENT ROOMS. 21 Flannel Street, Abergavenny, WANTED, a Stout LAD, about 17 years old, to w y groom a Horse, attend to a Garden and Car. riage, and to make himself generally useful. Wages Us. a week. Out of doors.-Apply to Mr TUCKER, Surgeon, Abersychan, near Pontypool. Clark's Series of Guide Books. MO. l.-CAERPHILL Y CASTLE. An historical account of this extensive Ruin, and also o- of CASTELL COCH, with descriptions of the REYMNEY VALLEY and CRUMLIN VIADUCTS, with Three steel plates. Price Sixpence. T^O. 2.—CARDIFF and ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD, with Historical Accounts of the Castle, Llandaff Cathedral, &c., with plate of Cardiff Castle, Price Sixpence. NO. 3.—TINTERN ABBEY and the WINDCLIFF. A full description of this splendid A. 'I Monastic Ruin, and the far-famed scenery between Chepstow and Monmouth, with two views. Price Sixpence No. 4.—CHEPSTOW and ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD, containing an account of the Objects of Interest to Strangers in the Town, and the Walks in its deligiittul vicinity, with views of the Railway Bridge and Castle. Price Sixpence. NO 5.—RAGLAN AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD, giving an account of the Ancient state of RAGLAN CASTLE-Life in Raglan in the Feudal Times—The Siege-and full description of the magnifi- cent Ruins, &e.—Cefntilla, &c.—Price with plates, One Shilling. Condensed edition, Sixpence. USK and ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD, containing a description of the Castle, Priory, Church Charities, Corporation, Walks in the Vicinity, the ancient city of Caerleon, Raglan Castle, &c., with view. Paper covers, One Shilling. Cloth, Gilt, One Shilling and Sixpence. THE HANDBOOK to MONMOUTHSHIRE and SOUTH WALES, a descriptive and historical Tour from GLOUCES 1\ER to MILFORD: including the Castles, Abbeys, Towns, and Interesting Objects within an easy distance of the South Wales and the Coleford, Monmouth and Usk Railways Prce, One Shilling, or with Six steel plates, One Shilling and Sixpence. The above may be had of the Booksellers in the several neighbourhoods at the Railway Book-stands, or post free, from the Publisher, J. H. CLARK, Usk, for Id. extra. The Champion Liver & Stomach PILLS. THESE PILLS are compounded from the recipe of one of the most eminent physicians of the present day (who, from purely philanthropic motives- knowing their excellent properties by experience-has been induced to give the benefit of them to the public at large). They are prepared by an able and experienced chemist, and are acknowledged, by the faculty, to be the most valuable medicine for all disorders of the stomach. and derangements of the liver, ever prepared. It is a well-known fact that most of the diseases incident to the human race, arise from a disordered stomach, and irregular state of the bowels, and for want of a suitable remedy, taken in time, thousands of (at first) simple mala- dies, become serious illnesses. To guard against this great evil, and to preserve the blessings of health, these pills are confidently and earnestly recommended. They act generally on the constitution, cleanse the blood of all impurities; regulate the secretions, and give tone to the stomach; correct the morbid condition of the liver, regulate the bowels, and, by removing all impediments, restore elasticity and vigour to the whole frame. TESTIMONIALS. Usk, January 28th, 1865. SIB,—! have been In the habit of taking the CHAMPION LIVER LND STOMACH PILLS for some years, and I can safely say they Lre the best medicine for Stomacli Complaints that I have ever aken; and previously to their becoming known to me I had ried a great number of different kindg. They never fail in 'iving me instant relief, and having received so much benefit rom their use, I think it but right that I should recommend hem. as I do whenever I have opportunity. MARY WHITEFIELD. Castle Farm, Gwehelog, near Usk, March 26th, 1864. SIR,—I am glad to be able to bear testimony to the great efficacy of the CHAMPION LIVER AND STOMACH PILLS. Pre- viously to my being recommended to try them, I suffered much from Asthma, but since I have been in the habit of taking these pills, when I find an attack coming on I have only to take one dose to obtain certain and speedy relief, and by repeating the dose two or three times I am restored to my usual health. I am sure that these pills have saved me a vast amount of suffering, and I therefore, with pleasure, give you permission to make what use you like of this testimonial, as, if it should be the means of inducing any persons afflicted as I have been to try the medicine, I shall feel that I have done them great service. To Mr. CLARK, Usk. THOMAS PRICE. Penarth, near Cardiff, 24th October, 1864. Mr. CLABK, Usk.—SIR,—I enclose 28 stamps, and shall be obliged if you will send me two boxes of the CHAMPION LIVER PILL$. You will think I am consuming a great quantity of them, from the number of boxes you have sent me; but the fact is, since I have been in this neighbourhood, I have recommended the pills to several persons here who suffer from biliousness, like myself, and they all agree that they never took anything that did them so much good. I think if the pills were sold in this neighbourhood, a great many more people would take to them, because they would be sure to recommend themselves. HENRY ELLIS. Gwehelog, near Usk, December, 1859. SIB,—After suffering for several years from acute pains in my side, back, chest, and stomach, and after calling in several medical men, and trying every remedy, I still suffered severely from the complaints. At length I was induced to try the CHAMPION LIVER AND STOMACH PILLS, sold by you The first box gave me great relief. I then purchased a second box, and it completely removed my complaint, and I am now in perfect health. Having received so much benefit from these pills myself, I think that I am only doing a service to the public in recommending them. JOHN ROBERTS. To Mr. CLARK. Bookseller. Usk. Pontypool, January 20th, 1860. SIR,-For some years I suffered very much from an affection of the Liver. The medical men to whom I applied gave me pills which removed the complaint for a short time, but it returned as bad as after ever a week or ten days. Hearing of the CHAMPION PILLS, I resolved to try them, and I am happy to say, that after taking a few doses, I felt much better, and it is now three months since I have experienced any return of my old complaint. If I have the headache, or pain in the side or shoulders, I take a couple of the CHAMPION PILLS at night, and I feel all right the next day. WM. MORGAN. 5, Setile's Buildings, New Swindon, Feb. 24,1863. SIR,—I am wishful to inform you of the great benefit I have found from taking the CHAMPION PILLS. From my childhood I have been much troubled with indigestion, which caused me great suffering, and I was IHwer many days without it, until a friend gave me a few of these pills, which is the only medicine that gives me relief. MARIA RIC HARDS. Manbaddoek, near Usk, Feb. 9, 1863. SIR,-I am very glad to oe able to recommend the CHAMPION PILLS. I have tried everything I could think of for the Liver Complaint, but never found any medicine do me so much good as these väIs. Mark of X MARY ANN MERRIMAN. 16 Christian Street, Stockport, 15th Oct., 1862. AIK please forward me another box of the CHAMPION PILLS, for which I enclose fourteen stamps. I find them such an excellent medicine, not only for myself, but also for the whoie of my family, that I never like to be without some in the house. I believe you when you say they are the <' most valuable medicine for the Stomach t.ud Liver ever prepared, for 1 have tried many different sorts of pills, but shal! never want to change again while 1 can get these. With best resiiects yours truly, Mr. CLABK, Usk, Mon. ALFCRLD EDWARDS. Sold in Boxes (with directions for use) ls.lfd, and 7|d, each. (A Saving by taking the Large Size). LOCAL AGENTS: Abergavenny Mr J S Meredith, Bookseller Abersychan Mr E Martin, Druggist Blaenavon. Mr J Pope, Druggist Chepstow .Mr "W E Clark, Bookseller Monmouth.Mr. W. Spencer, Druggist. Newport ..Mr T. J Jones, Chemist, High St. pontypool Mr T Roderick, Druggist. Usk Mr, J. II. Clark. Sold Wholesale by Messrs. BARCZAT & Son, LONDON, and Retail by all Medicine Vendors. N.B.-To meet the convenience of persons at a distance, J. H. CLARK, Usk, will forward a box, Free by Post, for fourteen postage stamps. AL T. EVANS, Boot, Shoe, and Gaiter Manufac- turer, and Currier, 16 and 17, CROSS STREET, ABERGAVENNY, QEGS to call the attention of the 13 Public to the LARGE STOCK BEGS to call the attention of the of BOOTS and SHOES of every description he has constantly on hand. RIFLE GAITERS made from the primest Cowhide, on the most Reasonable Terms, Suitable for Shooting or Walking purposes. ACCIDENTS OCCUR DAILY. R [TTILLIAM B. GRANT, PRINTER, W (for 28 years connected with the "Beacon" Office,) Commission and Insurance Agent, Accountant, &c., WHITECROSS STREET, MONMOUTH. nsurances effected in the Railway and General Acci- dents Company, and other important offices. ACCOUNTS COLLECTS^ COMMISSIONS UTMOST FIDELITY AND DESPATCH. Correspondence and Confidential Business conducted with the greatest secrecy. idvertisem'ents inserted in all the London and Provincial Newspapers. A. Great Quantity for Little Money. 120 Sheets of full-sized Note Paper 6d. 100 good Cream Laid Envelopes. Od. Post 8vo. Pocket. Account Book with 140 ruled ( pages, bound in parchment, with brass clasp J Post 8vo. Pocket Account Book with 200 ruled i pages, Half-bound strong Foolscap 8vo. oblong metallic Memorandum j Book, 212 pages, with clasp, pocket, and j 9d. pencil ) Foolscap 8vo. Pocket Account Book, 174) 5d. ruled pages, Half-bound j Ditto ditto, with clasp. 5d. Pocket Book, with 144 ruled pages, pocket, ) flap, and elastic band ) Church Services, with gilt edges and clasp, from 2s. 6d. each. Prayer Books from 6d. each. AT J. H. CLARK'S, BOOKSELLER, USK. TO EVERY ONE possessing a GARDEN.-The COTTAGERS' K.-JCHEN, FRUIT, AND FLOWER GARDEN, Price only One Stilling; or post free for 14 stamps. Sold by J. H. CLARK, Bookseller, Usk. TO PARISH OFFICERS.—Surveyors' and Over- seers' Rate and Check Books, in accordance with the Act, may be had of J. H. CLARK, Bookseller. Usk. PATENT MEDICINES of all kinds, of genuine quality, constantly on Sale at J. H. CLARK'S, Bridge- street, Usk. THE ROYAL FARMERS' Fire, Life, and Hail Insurance Institution, an old-established and safe Office, in which Lives, Houses. Furniture, Stock, Crops, and Farm Produce tf every kind, may be Insured at as low a rate as in any of the First Class Offices. J. H. CLARK. Agent for Usk. EiAlCeii, tRUE uncoloured TEA. This Tea is imported with the leaf not Coloured, is highly recommended by medical and scientific men, and combines purity with fine flavour and lasting strength. Sold by Chemists, Stationers, and Confectioners in all parts of the kingdom. Usk-Robinson, Bridge St. I Hereford Hattor :,Church Newport—Napper & Co., grocers. Street.^ Pillqwenlly-Morgan, post-office Ditto-Mills, Broad Street. Ditto-Stephens, High Town. Barrow's Autibilious & Liver Pills. A SAFE AND NEVER FAILING REMEDY in all diseases of the Head, Chest, Bowels Liver, Weak Digestion, Dizziness, &c. In boxes, at 7fd. and Is. l|d. each, or post free for 8 or 14 stamps, from S. ROBINSON, Chemist, Bridge Street, Usk. I Barrow's Pectoral Balsam OF BLACK CURRANT AND ANISEED, FOR the Cure of Hoarseness, Coughs, Cold, Short- ness of Breath, &c\, and a most speedy relief for that troublesome complaint Asthma. Full directions accompany each bottle. Sold in bottles, 7fd. and Is. ltd. each. To be had of most patent medicine vendors, and of S. ROBINSON, Chemist, Bridge Street, Usk. HARVEST TOOLS. A GOOD ASSORTMENT of SCYTHES, at A 2s. 6d., 3s., and 3s. 6d. HOOKS, Is. 6d., Is. 9d., and 2s., by the best makers Draining Tools, Spades, &c. Also, a quantity of HOLLOW WARE to be SOLD OFF at greatly reduced prices. At E. JONES', Ironmonger, Usk. THE COTTAGE LIBRARY, CLOTH BOARDS, OlvS SHILLING EACH. TALES. Anna Lee Arabian Nights Basket of Flowers Cabin Boy's Story Christmas Eve & other Tales Evenings at Home Fashion and Famine Lamplighter Lena Rivers Mabel Vaughan Planter's Daughter Queeehy Rose Clark Robinson Crusoe Sandford and Merton Swiss Family Robinson Tales ot Rich and Poor Tales of Married Life Temperance Tales True Riches Uncle Tom's Cabin Wide Wide World NOVELS. Children of the Abbey Cooper's Spy Farmer of Inglewood Fores Fatherless Fanny Hungarian Brothers Mysteries of Udolpho Nick of the Woods Old English Baron Pamela Rob of the Bowl Rumance of the Forest Scottish Chiefs St. Clair of the Isles POETRY. Byron's Choice Works Cowper's Poetical Works Longfellow's poetical works Milton's Poetical Works Milton's Poetical Works Moore's Melodies BIOGRAPHY. Life of Wellington Life of Washington Life of Napoleon Bonaparte RELIGIOUS WORKS. Bogatzky'sGoldenTreasury Brown's Concordance Bunyan'sPilgrim'sProgress Bunyan's Choice Works Christian's every day Book Daily Comforter Sacred Garland Smith's daily remembrancer Sunday School Reciter MISCELLANEOUS. Æsop's Fables Buys' Own Conjuring Book Buchan's domesticmedicines Buffon's Natural History Clater's Every Man his owa Farrier Claler's Every Man his own Cow Doctor Cottage, Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden Culpeper's Herbal Domestic Cookerv Book SONG BOOKS. Comic Album and Minstrel Crochet Dip rose's National Soag Book Popular Song Book Sold by J. II. CLARK Bookseller, Usk. BOOKBINDING. PERIODICALS BOUND at the following Charges p at J. H. CLARK'S, Bookseller, Usk. 1,. UJoin, or\-bound Roan, in Calf plain, Lettered, Lettered' Lettered, per vol. per vol.' 6. d. s. d. s. d. Demy 18 mo. Child's Companion ) Juvenile Missionary Magazine > 0 10 10 12 Gospel Missionary Magazine ) Demy 12me. •, Baptist Messenger The Church j Churchman's Magazine Christian' Penny Magazine I Notes on Scripture Lesson <1 0 13 18 Penny Post Tract Magazine Bible Class Magazine j Bible Class Magazine. Railway Library Demy 8vo. • Boy's Own Magazine ") Boy's Monthly ditto >1 6 19 2 3 Blackwood's Magazine J Royal 8vo. All the Year Round Chambers' Journal Englishwoman's Domestic do., Good Words 1 Cornhill Magazine yl 10 2 2 0 St. James' Magazine Temple Bar Magazine J Evangelical Magazine Macmillan's Magazine J Evangelical Magazine Macmillan's Magazine J Imperial 8vo. Once a Week ) The Quiver >2 0 3 0 4 3 Leisure Hour ) Demy 4to. Cassell's Family Paper Cassell'sNatural History English Girls' Journal \2 6 3 9 5 0 Family Herald j Ladies' Treasury 1 Sunday at Home j Royal 4to. London Journal ) Reynold's Miscellany >3 0 4 3 6 6 Cassell's Paper, enlarged. ) Illustrated London News c) r, 7 6 9 6 Music 0 0- 5 0 7 O Calf and Morocco Bindings at proportionate charges. A BALL will take place at the BRIDGE INN, LLAN- GAVM, on Wednesday, the 30th of August. Dancing to commence at Eight o'clock. Tea and Music, Is. 6d. WANTED, an APPRENTICE to a BLACK- SMITH.—Apply at the Office of this Paper_ WANTED, a SITUATION asHouse and Parlour Maid, in a private family.—Good recommen- dations can be given.-Apply, E.W., Observer Office, Usk.
GARNDIFFAITH. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary services in connexion with the Welsh Calvinistic Chapel, were held on Saturday and Sunday last, when able and excellent discourses were delivered to good congregrations, by the Revs. David James (St. Mellons), and John Jones. Col- lections were made in aid of the chapel fund, and we beliove with satisfactory results.
TALYWAIN. THE CONVERSION OF THE JEWS.—On Sunday, the Rev. J. Drury, M.A., secretary to the Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews, preached some eloquent sermons in Talywuin church, and collections were made in aid of the society. On Monday evening, at the large school-room, the rev. gentleman delivered a pleasing and practical lecture, descriptive of missionary labour among the children of Israel; numerous illustrations were exhibi- ted, and the interesting nature of the work claimed the earnest attention of right-thinking minds. We regret to state that the attendance at the lecture was very small and quite unworthy the place and the subject.
BLAENAVON. ODD-FELLOWSHIP.—The members of the loyal "St. Vinci- it" lodge of Odd Fellows, held their anniversary on Monday last, on which occasion they marched in proces- sion, headed by the Abertiiievy band, through the town, calling on their route at the residence of Mr. Paton, the manager of the works, and at those of 1Yless"s. Ray and Hemmings, at all of which they were regaled with some excellent home-brewed beer. They then repaired to the English Baptist Chapel, where the minister, Mr. John Rees, delivered to them an eloquent and appropriate dis- course, after which they marched to their club-room at the house of Mr. John Vincent, the Prince of Wales Inn, and sat down to a most sumptuous dinner, the preparation of which was a theme of much praise. On the removal of the cloths, G.M. Thomas Powell was called to the chair, and P.G. Samuel Coleman to the vice-chair. The Blaen- avon choir, with an excellent harmonium, was in atten- dance, under the direction of Mr. Thomas Parry, and rendered good service towards promoting the harmony of the evening, by some well-executed airs, glees, &c., which were much applauded. The usual routine toasts were given and heartily received, as well as others of a compli- mentary kind, and the proceedings throughout were of a most happy character. WELSH IVORtTES.-About 60 of the members of this society partook of their annual dinner at the Queen Inn, on the evening of Saturday last. The cloth having been removed, a public meeting was opened, and presided over by Brother Daniel Bliss. After the usual loyal and patriotic toasts had been duly honoured, "The health of the directors and manager of the Blaenavon Works was proposed and drunk with cheers. Mr. Isaac Thomas, harpist, of Sirhowy, was in attendance, and his excellent performance on the harp greatly enhanced the pleasures of the meeting. Several of the brethren delivered addresses, and numerous appropriate songs were sung. A vote of thanks was awarded to the host and hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of which they were well deserving as the dinner they had provided for the occasion was of a most substan- tial kind and excellently well served. The singing of the National Anthem brought a very pleasant evening to a close. THE PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION.—On Monday last the members of the "Vine-tree" lodge of this institution held their anniversary at the Sun Inn. After forming into procession they, in compliment to the manager of the works, J. Paton, Esq., paid him a visit at his residence, where each man was treated to a glass of good ale. After returning thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Paton for their kind- ness, they proceeded to the house of the mineral agent, Mr. J. Kay, where they were also most hospitably re- ceived. From theuce they betook themselves to the Horeb Baptist chapel, where interesting discourses in English and Welsh were delivered by Messrs. T. Jones, and J. Thomas, students from Pontypool College. Upon returning to their lodge-room, the brethren enjoyed an excellent dinner provided for them by the hostess, Mrs. Gant. Upon the removal of the cloth. P.G. William:Bowdr was voted to the chair, and P.G.John Waters to the vice-chair. The usual loyal Mid patriotic ioasts, together with those con- nected with the order, were all duly honoured, and ably responded to by Brothers William Cann, James Nash, Stephen Davies, and others. Several appropriate songs were sung during the evening, which was pleasantly spent. The fands of the lodge were stated to be in a flourishing condition, the total amount of funds being £420, and the number of members 90. After a vote of thanks to the chairman and to the hostess, the meeting terminated. ADBFAULTER,-We observe that £100 reward is offered for the apprehension (on a charge of felony) of James Booth .junior, described as "of Forge-house, Egham, and 124, Mount-street, Berkeley-square, late Secretary to the Blaenavon Iron Company (Limited), Cannon-street, E.C. (London).
MONMOUTH. ESCHEAT TO THE CROWN.—An inquisition was held at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, on Saturday last, before Her Majesty's Commissioners, Mr. Dowdeswfll, Mr. Cripps, and Mr. Harrington, relative to the title to the Red Lion Inn and land, situate at Rockfield, near Monmoutb. A jury was empannelled, of which Mr. Biss was foreman. It appeared from the evidence that Mrs. Ann Parry was formerly owner of the property, subject to a mortgage— that she was illegitimate, and died without issue, and that on her death her husband continued in possession until his death, in 1863. It became necessary to hold this inquiry in consequence of the illegitimacy of the owner, and the jury, after bearing the evidence and the law on the case, which was lucidly laid down by Mr. Dowdeswell, found a verdict-" That Ann Parry was illegitimate and died without issue, and that on her death the property escheated to Her Majesty." Mr. Dowdeswell explained that in these cases the crown did not retain the property, but divi- ded the proceeds amongst such of the relatives of the deceased as appeared to be best entitled thereto. SIXTH MON. RIFLEs.-The six members selected to represent this corps at the prize-shooting of the Monmouth- shire Rifle Association, at Newport, are: Captain Bosan- quet (prize winner at Wimbledon, 1865), Sergt. Hodges, Sergt. Griffiths, Corporal Beach (winner of 95 prize and silver badge, at Wimbledon, 1865), Private Howse, and Private Rees. On Wednesday sennight the members of this corps mustered in strong force, and proceeded to Wonastow Court, the seat of their captain. Having per- formed various evolutions in a creditable manner, in the park, the members sat down to a good dinner, laid out in two spacious marquees, and after they had enjoyed the good things of this life in the shape of eatables, an ample supply of wine and cigars was placed before them. The usual loyal toasts having been disposed of, Captain Bosan- quet proposed the health of Major Kiug, to whom he con- sidered the corps was indebted for its origin and welfare. Major King, in responding, thanked the company for the good feeling they had shewn towards him, and gave the health of Captain and Mrs. Bosanquet, which toast was duly honoured. Sir J. Harding then proposed the health of Corporal Beach, the champion shot of the corps, coupled with the name of Sergeant-Major Fitzgerald, the drill instructor. Among the guests were Sir J. Harding and brly, S. Bosauquet, Esq. and Mrs. Bosanquet, Mrs. and the Misses Bannermao, &c. The party did not break up until after 10 o'clock, when the members of the corps marched back to town with grateful feelings towards their captain for his liberality. CONFESSION OF THE CONVICT GIOR&EXTI.—The un- happy man, Samuele Giorgetti, who was tried at the late Assizes, for the murder of Tho&as Kelly, at Newport, but of whose case the jury took so lenient a view as to return a verdict of manslaughter whereon he was sentenced to 10 years penal servitude, confessed his crime in a written document, on Friday last.
PONTNEWYNYDD. DESIRED IMPEOVKMSNT.—A memorial, we understand. signed by the principal ratepayers and inhabitants gene- rally of Pontnewynydd, Cwmfrwdwr, Cefn-y-crib, and | surrounding district, is about to be presented to the Abcr- sychan Local Government Board, with the purpose of in- ducing it to make anew road, beginning near the Wesleyan Chapel, at this place, and passing through Nightingale Village, and terminating at the confluence of theCwmfrw- dwr and Cwmnantddu brooks. CLUB ANNIVERSARY.—The members of the of the Valley" lodge ot Odd-Fellows, heid their anniversary, on Monday week, at the house of Mr. Richard Fisher, the Horse Shoe Inn, when, having partaken of a good sub- stantial dinner, they proceeded to enjoy themselves alter the manner of such gatherings. Other District Intelligence on 8th Page