23trtfjss. At-he Rectory, Sliirenewton, Aug. 19, the wife of the Rev. C. H. Parez, one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, of a son. At Pyrland Villas, Richmond, the wife of Francis Prothero, ■Es^, Barrister-at-Law-, of a son. imtatfJø. At Liar hllio Mill, Penrhos.August Z9, of Diptheria, Anne Maria, eldest daughter of George andAnne Harvey, aged 3 yrs. and;) monihs. JI At T7sk, Aug. 30, Hannah, third daughter of Jacob Morgan. aged 22 years. e T *U' ^"nnow. street, Monmouth, Ausust 27, suddenly, Mr. Joan iuas,. tiler and plasterer, aged 65 years.
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tr;Irc psetkc. DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. Volunteer Review at Newport. A Grand Review of the Monmouthshire Volunteers took place on the Marshes, Newport, on Monday, and it is gratifying to find, from the large numbers present, that the interest in the movement seems to be in no way diminish- ing in this county. Never have our citizen-soldiers mus- tered in stronger force; and this fact may, we apprehend, be taken as a further indication that the institution may be regarded as of a permanent character. The concourse of visitors, too, was unusually large, and throughout the day, the streets of Newport wore a very busy appearance, visitors from "The Hills" district being especially promi- nent, turn to what corner one might. Of course, only a moiety of those taken to Newport by excursion trains and ether meaesof conveyance found theirjway to the Marshes- and this circumstance, taken conjointly with another- namely, that upwards of 2000 paid for admission to the ground—will give some idea of the influx. Probably N ew- port it a good place for a volunteer gathering, so far as its accessibility is a recommendation, but for the purposes of a review, as compared withPiercefield and Pontypool parks, with their wooded undulations, the flat ground of the Marshes offers little attraction for spectators. The coips began to assemble about two o'clock, and be- fore the hour appointed for the review, 3 o'clock, they were drawn up in battalions—one of artillery and three ot' riflemen; and by this time, too, the large majority of spec- tators had assembled, and, in addition to those on the ground, the banks of the river were lined with a dense •rowd, not a few also having mounted the roofs of the.adja- .cent Louses. The following field-state will shew (he order in which the brigade was drawn up, as well as the numbers present: — fj »! S 13 <o FIELD STATE. g I 11 2 ° £ .| §j|> 1 |$% 5 Jjffl 25 S3 S-I >5 3 Artillery (Newport) 2 2 4 .(44 3 46 227 298 200 FIRST ADM. BATTALION. 1st Rifle Vol. (Chepstow) 1 1 1 5j 2 1C 38^ *>4 66 3rd >• (Newport) 3 4 61 1 19 90 123 134 10l" »> (Risca) 1 2 2 4! 16 49 74 80 SECOND AD. BATTALION. 5th .Rifle Vol.(Pontypool) 2 1 4. 9: 2 11 88j 118 106 <>th „ (Monmouth) 1 2 5' 2 18 47 75 59 'th » (Newport) 2 5 9, 2 12 74 104 107 >. (Usk) 1; 2 6 1 7 50 67 64 thh (Abergavenny) lj 1 3 15 70 90 66 CONSOLIDATED BATTAL. 2nd Rifle Vol (Pontypool) 1 4! 8 6J18 5: 58 282 383 389 Total 6 17 33 8!79 18 219 101o'l395 1271 The following is a comparative return of the numbers present on the Six Field days at which the whole body of thevolunteers of this county, have been assembled Whit-Monday. 1362 Newport. 1,350 September 8th. 1862 Abergavenny 954 Whit-Monday. 1863 Newport 1,287 August 31 1863 Piei cefield l'siO September 0 1864 Pontypool 1,269 August 28, 1865 Newport • 1,395 The reviewing-officer, Colonel Wright, Deputy-Inspector of Volunteers, with whom was the Lord Lieutenant, and his aide-de-camp, Major LYIJe, arrived on the ground shortly after four o'clock, and were received with a general salute, after which they inspected the ranks, and the usual movements were afterwards performed. At the conclusion of the manoeuvres, the brigade was drawn up in three sides of a. square, and the winners at the recent 'meeting of the County Ritte Association were called forth and handed the prizes they had won, by Lady Tredegar, who was located on a platform near the saluting point. Coionet Wright, in addressing the brigade, said he had the permission of the Lord Lieutenant to express to the vo- lunteers assembled the great gratification it had been to him to command them thut day. He knew how difficult it was for many of them to attend such gatherings; he knew that many who otherwise would be present were bv their avocations prevented attending; and, therefore, when he saw so large a muster as was before him he must say it was highly creditable to every volunteer present. He had farther to express his great satisfaction at the manner in wuich the various movements had been performed. He was aware of the difficulties administrative battalions had to contend with in having their companies scattered about, aud taking that into consideration the movements had been very creditably executed. They knew that Govern- ment required their attendance at drill only a certain number of times in the course of each year, but he thought their commanding officers would like to see a more fre- T quent attendance; and he was Satisfied the Monmouth- shire volunteers would readily give their attendance at the batealion drills whenever they possibly could. He should have very great pleasure in reporting favorably to the Secretary of State for War on the general appearance and efficiency of the Monmouthshire volunteer force, and he certainly must congratulate, the Lord Lieutenant of the county upon having such a body of men under his cow. mand. Lord Llanover then addressed the brigade as follows:— Volunteers of the county of Monmouth, you may naturally suppose, knowing the great interest I take in the welfare and prosperity of the volunteers of this county, how grati- fying have been all the remarks that have fallen from the gallant officer appointed to take the command this day. I took the liberty of pointing out to him the great disadvan- tage many of you labored under in being in distinct com- panies and not being able to partake of that battalion drill to which the volunteers of the great metropolis are con- stantly subject, and which volunteers come more especially under the observation of the gallant officer; I therefore hoped he would bear that in mind, and make allowance for anything that might occur consequent upon your not being able to have those advantages which other large corps possess. I also desired to call attention to the scattered nature of the force in this county and, having s. id thus much, it is indeed is gratifictition to me, in ad- dition to the enconiums which I have heard passed upon you by other eommanding offi.ets, to hear the observations Culonel Wright has nattdo, because no one is more compe- tent to offer such observations and no one has had more experience as to the array in general and the volunteers, lately, in particular. When I had the honor of addressing you this time twelvemonth*, when afsembled in the park at Pontypool, I expressed my sincere pleasure at the belief I entertained that ao far trofa the feeling of the volunteers diminishing in interest it was increasing and was felt more deeply than ever. I st;»fed then that, although Pontypool was not the most convenient pfttce to meet at we had almost u larger attendance than we had ever had before and I predicted tji*t, with the feeling then growing up we should have a greater upon the next occasion. Now I'atn happy to be able to inform you, from the field-state I hold in my hand, that we have with only seven wanting 1400 men on the ground. Now, when we corne to consider what a small county, comparatively speaking, this is-tilat we have less than 1700 men. to usd the phrase, on paper-and that we have assembled that large proportion of the aggregate strength on paper-it is a proof that you are not only ener- getic but also prepared to come forward, when desired to do so, to shew on your field-state the whole strength of tire county. It has been my duty, and my pleasure, to uphold, as tar M I possibly could, this great institution in this county; and there is one subject which I am sure I may advert to now with unmixed feelings of pleasure—that is that resolution you passed immediately after I was appoin- ted Lora-Lieutenant of this county, and which is now al. most entirely carried out, so that. instead of the parti-colored clothing you had when I had the pleasure of first meeting you, you appear as one regiment, and have now the uni- form of two of the finest regiments in Her Majesty's ser- vice—the Rifle Brigade and the 60th Rifles. Now, it is impossible for me to quit this subject without saying I fully admit there has been some feeling of difference-some feeling, perhaps, of dissatisfaction, in regard to the point on which I hate touched; but I trust all that has disap. peared. I trust the fact of your meeting here in such large numbers to-day will carry that conviction to my mind and I shall be pleased when any Lord Lieutenant comes to the county to call you forth, and I think he will say you are as good a regiment of volunteers as any in the country. And now, having addressed myself to the you, the rifle volunteers of the county, I desire to say a few words to the artilllery. I am sorry Colonel Lennox, who inspected you to-day, was obliged, in consequence of the lateness of the hour, to take his departure without addressing the branch of the force with which he is connected; but he requested that I would s]ly' "u S3'^ /°.r ''ie satisfaction of the artillery present, that he was satisfied with your evolutions, and that he should feel it his duty to send a favorable report to the ar Office. I cannot take leave without' tendering, toy grateful thanks-and I am giving utterance to them on your bebalf-to Lady Tredegar for her kindness in coming forward on this octtssion and presenting the prizes, as she has so kindly done. 1 hope, in many future years, when we meet, either here, or if we may have the honor of assembling in Tredegar Park, that we may have the plea. sure of meeting her ladyship, as well as my noble friend and family. There is a noble association connected with your body, respecting which f have a few words to say— that is, the Ride Association; and I cannot leave the that is, the Ride Association; and I cannot leave the ground without publicly expressing my thanks, and I de- sire to do so on behalf of the whol., force of the county, to Ca j >tai n-Lo n in and an t Webb, who has acted as secretary to tue association. We who are members of the committee know how we are relieved in our duties by the active atten- tion of the honorary secretary, and I therefore desire to thank Captain Webb, on my own behalf, as Lord Lieu- tenant of the county, on behalf of the committee, and also on behalf of the whole volunteer force of the county. And, now, before I dismiss you, we will not only go through the ( form, but we will, with fervour, love, and affection, give three cheers for the Queen we have the honor and the hap- piness to serve; and I thank you for your service to-day, and the promise of your service for the future. Three lusty dIee) I) were given fur the Queen, followed by others for Lady Tredegar, the reviewing-ufficer, Lord and Lady Llanover, fee., and afterwards the men paid a like ] compliment to the commanders of their respective corps. THE CATTLE DISEASE IN MONMOCTHSHIEB tneeling ot tanners, &e., was held at the board room of the Newport Union on Saturday alternoon (Lord Tre- degar in the chair), for the purpose of devising measures to protect the Monmouthshire district from the ravages of the plague. It was determined to form a society for mutual protection, and insurance against loss, according to the plan recommended bv the insurance societies, and a committee was appointed to carry out the details. RAGLAN. A Tny..kT. Wednesday, a party of gentlemen, workmen and others, liumDering between 300 and 400 'persons, visited the castle, in celebratiou of the attaining of his majority of Mr. Spittle, juu., of the Cambrian Foundry, Newport. The party entered the village in procession, bearing banners, models of shij s, &c., and headed by oue of the Newport rifle hands. Hav- lug reached the castle the assemblage indulged in the various amusements provided fo r them, in the midst of which they were most sumptuously ^entertained, through the liberality of Mr. opittie, which will no doubt be long remembered by those upon whom it was so unsparingly bestowed. HAR>EST FESTIVAL Thursday a gathering of this kind on a large scale, was held in this villi^e, and which was also made the occasion tor assembling the choirs from thesurround- ing pansaes for a rehearsal, preparatory to the annual meeting of the various choirs in the diocese, to take place atLlandafif in the course of the present month. The members of choirs as- sembled at the church shortly before ten o'clock, to the number of 200, and having rehearsed several pieces, under the organis- illg master of the diocese, they afterwards took a prominent part in the service -which followed, commencing at eleven o'clock The sermon was preached by the Rev. — Harding, and among the other clergymen, of whom there were a large number pre- sent, were the Venerable Archdeacon Crawley, the Rev. A. M:, Wyatt, the Rev. J. Horrox, &c. At the conclusion of the ser- vice, the musical portions of which were admirably rendered, the members of the choirs formed, in procession, with banners', and headed by the Ciytha bry.Es band, marched to the Castle, where a good dinner had been, provided for them, in the Archery Club tent, after partaking-of which they enjoyed themselves within the ruins until they were summoned to attend the after- noon service, which passed off in a similarly satisfactory man- ner to the one in the morning. 0 I rKTl x SESSIONS, AUGUST 25, before S. R. BOSANQUET J. A. HERBERT, and T. P. P. MARSH, Esqrs. RAILWAY CASE. — Hilham RAILWAY CASE. Morris and Morgan Prii~ chard, plate-layers Oil the Monmouth and Usk branch railway, were charged by their employers, the Great Wes- tern Railway Compauy, with unlawfully and wilfully obstructing the railway, near Bingestow station, on the8t'i of August lust. John Carter, sruard on the line,said that as he was proceeding with the, 12.55 down train on the day in question, from Dingestow, and when about 600 yards dis- tant from the station, he saw a "lorry" about 200 yards on the line, he immediately applied his brake, and the train was pulled up; the men who were with the lorry" immediately threw it off the line on observing the approach of the train, and the latter proceeded; the occurrence did not occasion more than two minutes delay; Pritchard and another man were with the "lorry;" the train was going at a speed of four to five miles an hour; no inconvenience or danger was caused, beyond a mere momentary delay had the train come in contact with the lorry it could not in the least have endangered the life or limb of any person in the train, at the slow speed at which it was going; the train never travelled at a greater speed than four to five miies an hour upon leaving the station; witness did not leave the stution until ordered by the master. John Hart, an inspector of the permanent way on the line, said he had instructed the defendant Morris, who was the ganger on that part of the line, that whenever out with the "lorry" to carry a red flag; printed, and oral instructions had been given to him (Morris), on the 16th of June last.- [A copv of the in- stt-uctious in question was read to the .Bench.] In reply to the chairman, witrit-Msniri that Morris was alone res- ponsible for the instructions being duly carried out, and that he was expected to be with the "lorry when it \vas on the line, though it sometimes happened that his other duties compelled him to be elsewhere, and to send out the "iorry" in charge of another person, which he had autho- rity to do; the red flag should be carried as a signal by a man, haii-a-nsile disiant from the "lorrv." In answer to the Bench, the guard said he saw no signal at the time of the occurrence. The defendant Morris, stated that at 10 a.w.jm the day in question, he 8i»nt four men with the lorry from Dingestow station to Iiaglan Road to fetch rails, but quite forgot to send the flag; being himself en. gaged with other duties, he sent Pritchard in charge of the "Jorrv," because he wap the oldest hand on the work; « he (Morris) ordered the men to take the lorry off the line twenty minutes before the train was due, and had I also sent another man, named Shipway, who had a watch, to keep the time; how it was that he" forgot to send the flag he could not tell, Mr. Owens, an officer in the ern. ploy of the company, said be was iustrucLed by the chief engineer of the company to press the charge. The chair- man said the company was quite right in prosecuting in thia case, it was not done. he knew, out of any unkindness to the defendants, but because neglect of this kind occa- sioned great danger both to the lives of the men themselves and to the public. Tue caoe against Pritchard was ulti- mately dismissed, and Morris was convicted in the penalty oLin; with 8j.Gd. costs, the chairman remarking that the penalty was as light as could be inflicted, and he hoped it would be a cautioD to the defendants, as well as to others, to be careful in future in such matters. It is but fair to add that the defendant Morris, who had filled his situation for many years, had shewn himself very careful and assi- duous in his duties, which be had hitheito performed in every respect to the satisfaction of his employers; and in this instance, notwithstanding the unfortunate omission in his not sending the flag, as he should have done, nothing could have happened if his instructions had been attended to. viz.: to take the lorry off the line twenty minutes before the train was due. foACHING. Arthur Morgan, labourer, was brought up under a warrant, charged with being found illegally in the pursuit of game, at Dingestow, in October last. Mr. Henry Roberts, of Usk, who appeared for the defendant, applied for a copy of the information. Mr. JE vans, clerk to the magistrates, said he was unable to pro- duce it, whereupon Mr. Roberts addressed the Bench, say- in- that he applied for the information as its production was necessary to enable him to defend the case, and he further argued that its non-production entitled the defen- •i-t to be discharged. The chairman, observing that Mr. 3 Koberts was quite right in making the application, dis- i missed the case, with a caution to the defendant agaihst ii laying himself open to a similar charge for the future. t AFFILIATION CASE. —Isaac CASE. Williams, of Raglan, wa jd summoned by Margaret Morgan, to shew cause why he s sjQuld aot contribute towards the support of her illcgiti- n mate child. Mr. Alexander Edwards, of Pontypool, ap- peared for the complainant, and Mr. Greenway, of the same town, for the defendant. The witnesses were ordered out of coiirfc. Complainant stated I am a single woman living at White Cross, near Raglan; I was delivered of a male child on the 10th of June last, of which Isaac Wil- liams is the father; I have known him for more than twelve months, having first become acquainted with' him in I April, 1864; on one evening in that month, he had been to send a friend of his, named John Jeffries, who resides near my home, and I met him upon his return, in the fields, as I was going home; he turned back and accompa;iod me for some distance, when the intimacy took place. By Mr. Greenway: did not take a note of the occurrence, hut am positive it was in April, because my mother was con- fined about that time; I know John Jeffries, but only as a neighbour; have seen him often passing my father's house was not otherwise acquainted with him; will swear that I never had any improper intercourse with John Jeffries, otany one else. except Isaac Williams; defendant had told me on the night in question that my company (allud- ing toJeffries) had gone on; I told him in reply that Jeffries was no companion of mine; I met with the defen- dant on three subsequent occasions; he never promised to marry me. By Mr. Edwards: never had improper ac- quaintance with Jeffries, his brothers, nor any other per- son, except Williams. Elizabeth Morgan said I am the mother ot Margaret Morgan, and wife of Frederick Mor-. gan, mason, and live at the White Cross; had heard from the neighbours that my daughter was in the family-way; did not believe it until about three weeks before her con- finement, when having accused her, she admitted it, and said that Isaac W illiains was t).o fatuer; my daughter was 14!- years old when she first tne with Williams in conse- quence of what she rola we I went to see Isaac Williams, and was accompanied by Mrs. Harris, a neighbour, when he (defendant) acknowledged that ho was the father of the child; subsequently, defendant sent os. 6d. by Mrs. Harris for my daughter. I am the mother of ten children, of whom eight are living; I have been put to much expense for my daughter during her confinement, in buying wine &c., and am afraid she will not be fit to go to service for somo time. [The chairman here observed that he was afraid the witness had failed in her duty towards her daugh- ter, in not giving her good instructions, and in permitting her to be absent from her home at unseasonable hours, as he (the chairman) had been informed was the case, and he further remarked strongly upon the prevalency of illicit in- tercourse in this part, as compared with other parts of the country]. The witness in answer said that she had, accord- ing to her means, always done the best for J.r "hjlcl" she had a large family, and the complainant beino' her eldest daughter, she was obliged to keep her at home to assist in the domestic duties, she had to go to shop and upon other errands, aud sometimes, from necessity, after night, but to her (wituess's) knowledge, she never had any followers. Cross-examined by Mr. Greenway- I have three daughters, complainant being the eldest; she at first denied being in the family-way; had heard of it several times from the neighbours, but did not believe it could be so; my daughter was confined about six weeks last Sunday upon my oath, my daugiter was never out all nit-lit, Bv Mr. E.I wards: My daughter wont out to work and alwavi came home at from 7 to 8 o'clock; sometimes had from nec^sity to send her upon errands at'e r she came home. Vr WilSrTiV I,aake arrangement with Mr. W Ihams, but he to!d me that he was the father of the child, and thit he would do anything rather than there sbould bo any disturbance about it. Margaret uarris stated: I have leen a married woman for twenty years- remember goinf with last witness to Mr. Williams on the matter now in juestion saw him at the back door of the Crown lilli, ani heard the conversation that passed. Wit- ness corroboraed the statement of the last witness, and continuecl Tie defendant called upon meou the following day, and askel me if I would take 63. to the White Cross, and give it to the girl's mother for him, adding that he would pay Is od. per week, and would occasionally eive something m>re I thought it at- the time very hoitourable on the part >f defendant; this was about three weeks before the brth; never knew any harm of the complai- nant knew she was kept at home to nurse, and she had sometimes vorked tor me. By Mr. Greenway: Was not particularljintimate with either Mr. Williams or Mrs. Moigan o,ly as neighbours; always went to bed at 9 ir WTB "T nl f ne-7r «-V comPlrtit>ant with any man as I ent for Mr. Williams to meet complainant's mother, swing that a gentWm" wanted hiiii; I was the getiternan did not g,, for ¡he purpose of trap- ping thedefendanl, but out of good-will to complainant's mother; o not recollect hearing detendant say he was not, the tatheiof the child; defendant had called me into his },ouse snv"' -I/M n >t there deny that ever I had said that I brtrd him (defendant) admit the parentage of the cuild. -i.i'. Greenway eloquently addressed the bench on behalf oftoe defendant, saying that although, as the case stood, tb magistrates might be disposed to grant an order he hope he should be able to clear away any doubts which they mtf have upon I heir minds. Ia the first place, the a tha complanant was wrong as to the date of her confinement, and btiig wrong on such an important point in the case asthat, he argued that she was likely to be wrong in her otbr statements. He then called the defendant. Isaac VVilha»s, who said I am a saddler, residing at Ragian first kew Margaret Morgan in July, 1864, and met with her m.he following month; never courted her; never had any iiproper intercourse with her since the month of Augu. last year; am quite positive I never have since thatme; have never seen the complainant with other meo;[never admitted to anyone being the father of her child: I can swear that I am not the father of the child saw Sargaret Morgan's mother at the Crown; did not say t,her then that I was the father of her daughter's child.but denied it; only said that I would do anything rathe than have any unpleasantry at home about the mattr; J sent the os. 6d. to the mother of complainant and"tade the promise of Is. fid. a week only on conditions and h' the sole purpose, of hushing up the matter, to avoid distubance at home. By Mr. Edwards: I never asked Join Jeffries to go and make certain enquiries of the youq woman on my behalf, nor never told him to tell her thatif she attempted to put the child upon me, that I woul run away, or that I wouid employ a lawyer; had beerparticular friends with Jeffries, and had had many convrsaiions with him upon this subject. By the chair- man I sent 5s. 6J. to the girl's mother by Mrs. Harris, and)romised to pay Is. 6d. per week, but it was only for the ake of keeping the matter quiet at home. Mr. Green- wayJaid he should decline caitiag the witnesses Jeffries', (brchers) whom he had subpoenaed. Mr. Edwards: I am urprised at that; if you had not subpoenaed them I ahold; you only did so to prevent my doing it. Mr. Grenway: Oh! it is not likely that I am going to call thei after they have been closeted with you this morning. Thichairman said-that as an attempt had been made to indicate Jeffries, Mr. Edwards could call him, so that he mi/it be in a position to exonerate himself. Jolm Jeffries 'upo being called said I know both Isaac Williams and Mcgaret Morgan; saw them together about June last; abat Christmas last Williams desired me to try to ascertain if te girl Morgan was in the family-way. I learned she wa so, and aecordingty informed Williams of the fact; she to, me that Isaac Williams was the father of the child, an also told me other particulars; I will swear positively the I never had improper intercourse with complainant; I live been on very friendly terms with Williams, but am no now, in consequence of his having stated that I had bea criminally acquainted wish the complainant; never 8a« Williams and Margaret Morgan together, hut Williams haiadmitted to me having had criminal acquaintance with her The bench made an order upon the defendant for 2Sio ler week, lying-in expenses, and the court fees. PONTYPOOL. (LET A.cCIDE.NT the morning of Saturday last, as Mr. Lewis wife of James Lewis, of the Glascoed, was preeeding to Pontypool market, the safety-pin of the cart in ihich she was riding accidentally came out, in conse- quace of which the unfortunate woman was violently pitoed head-foremost on to the road, and thereby sus- taied concussion of the brain. She was removed to the Hose and Jockey Inn, and was promptly attended by Mi Thomas, surgeon, who administered such aid that the suerer was able to be removed to her home on the night oftlie Satile day, and "hopes are now [entertained of her seedy recovery. ZIOJT CHAPEL. —Two sermons were delivered, on the rorning and evening of Sunday last, in the Zion Chapel, Trosnant, by Mr. Perkins, frora Mr. Spurgeon's College, london- The congregations were very numerous, which lay be accounted for in a great measure by the celebrity f the institution from whence the preacher came and the innouncement in the bills—" No Collection." THE W OOL TRADE. —According to an annual custom, Mr. William Richards, of Llanover, agent for Mr. Kensal, if Rochdale, met the farmers and other people residing n the district, of whom he.had purchased woot from time o time for his employer, at the Craves Inn, on Wednes- lay last, for the purpose of weighing and paving for the ame. From 50 to 60 sheets were weighed, and the prices uay be quoted at from 17s. to 18s. per stone of 13lbs. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. On Friday last a meeting of^this body was held in tb Committee Room of the Towri Hall, at which were present: Messrs. E. B. Edwards (chairman), W. G. Golding, James Bladon, William Haskins, James Essex, Thomas Roderick, Henry Hollowuy, William Thomas, William Conway, Arnold Bevan, Thomas Agg, and William Wood. The Finance Committee having examined the Collector's monthly report, and the same having been found correct, cheques were signed for 982 10s. 7d. for bills, and for 99 7s. 3d. for wages. The item for bills included a pay- ment of dBlO on account of the fire-plugs, which have been recently erected in the principal streets and thoroughfares of the town, Attantion was directed to the recent election of ten mem- bers, in the places of eight who had retired by rotation and of two who had become incapacitated from sitting at the Board, from which it appeared that six of the old mem- bers had been re-elected, and that the four new onps were, Messrs. William Wood, Thomas Edwards (draper), Thos. Agg, and Thomas Fletcher. Agg, and Thomas Fletcher. On proceeding to the election of a chairman, it was pro- posed by Mr. Golding, seconded by Mr. Bevan, and unani- mously carried, that Mr. E. B. Edwards be re-elected. The appointment of the committees waa next entered into, when Messrs. Bladon, Wood, Thomas, and Agg, were selected as the Finance Committee, and Messrs. Haakins Roderick, Bevan, Greenway, J. F. Williams, Wm. Davies, Golding, Bladon, W. Thomas, and Thomas Fletcher, as the ROlld, Lighting, and Nuisance Committee. Mr. Thomas Palmer called the attention of the Board to the desirability of removing a lamp at the top of Trosnant, to a more convenient position, whence it would throw light down a dark place called Mill-street, as well as illuminate the vicinity in which it is at present situated. Mr. Bevan and other members said a great improve. ment would be effected by the contemplated change. It was ordered that the matter should receive the atten- tion of the Board, with a view to the alteration being made.. At a former meeting of the Board, attention was called to the large number of fowls that were allowed to roam through the streets, in which they commilted nuisances by scratching amongst the ashes that were placed in utecsils to be taken up by the scavenging cart. In respect to this matter, the Surveyor reported that he had served the owners with notices to abilte the nuisances, but such notices appeared to have been disregarded. It was ordered that one or two of the parties be summoned. In consequence of the great inconvenience experienced by the public by the recent arrival of Manders' Menagerie, about the middle of the market-day, it was ordered that none such should be admitted to the town on fair and mar. ket days, after eight o'clock in the morning. This ap- peared to be an amended resolution on one passed at the last meeting. The request that had been made to the police authorities to warn the one-armed and uiftl-formed vagrants that they would not be allowed to exhibit their deformities in the public street, was reported to have been carried out, and to have had the desired effect, as none of such characters were now to be seen. A conversation having arisen repeating the "pitching" which had been re-laid near the Town Hall, and which one of the members designated as the worst job he had ever seen, it was ordered that the attention of the proper party be called to the same. r r r j Mr. Essex thought it very desirable that a crossing td>ould be made from the Town Hall to the opposite side of the road, siujiUr to that which had been formed by the Turnpike lrust, leading to the Clarence Railway Station. Jb urther consideration ot the matter was postponed to a future meeting of the Board. Mr. Golding having referred to an item of t- 6 which the Water Works Company had charged the Board, for water for watering the streets, a conversation arose respecting the matter, in which it was argued that the Board should" be supplied with water without, any charge, in considera- tion of the damage the Water Company did to the streets in altering or repairing pipes, or, if it persisted in making the claim on the Board for water, the latter should charge the company for the damage done to the streets. No reso- lution was come to on the subject. At the suggestion of Mr. Thomas, it was ordered that the items of the bills or accounts brought against the Board, should be publicly lead over at its future meetings. In respect to a nuisance arising from an open drain, or cess-pool, situated at the back of Mi. Hiouell's brewery, and which had been reported by the Inspector of Nuisan- 000, it who rco«l»ed that the same could not be remedied without making an open drain, and that the Committee should examine the same, and report on it at the next meeting of the Board. The nuisance previously reported on property belonging to Mr. John Morgan, had not been removed, but it was stated that he was willing to pay his share ot making or cleansing a drain, if other owners of property, quire' as much interested as himself, would also adopt the same course. course. The Inspector further reported that the following notices which he had given had been attended to, viz.: for the removal of several tubs containing wash, belonging to William Jenkins, in West Place the prevention of urine running from the Forge Hammer Inn; the discontinua- tion of a dung heap in Rosemary-lane; the cleansing of a foul closet used by the inhabitants of four houses, belong- ing to Mr. Morgan John; and a drain which was in a bad state, situate in Gibson's Square, on property of Charles Morgan, was in course of reparation. A notice had been served on John Brinkworth, baker, High-street, for the removal of a number of tubs containing wash, and as he had Dot attended to the same, he was ordered to be sum- moned. The Iuspector having reported that nuisances arose from the want of a urinal in the vicinity of the To >n Hall, it was ultimately resolved that one be erected near St. James' Church. In reference to the recent seizure of unwholesome meat, the Chairman stated that the same had been burned, and the offender convicted in the penalty of £10, by the magistrates before whom he appeared. TOWN HALL, SATURDAY, before H. M. KENNAED, and JOHN THOMPSON, Esqrs. VIOLENT ATSAULT UPOX TUE PULICB. collier, appeared on remand, charged with having assaulted and obstructed Supt. Me.Intosh and P C Evuns whilst in discharge of their duty. PCE<ans deposed that having been called into the Bull Inn, George street, kept by Mr. Dash, to quell a disturbance on the night of Saturday the 19th instant, he found two or three men there creating a disturbance, and having requested them to be quiet and desist, they all did so but defendant, who struck him in the house, and after he had got him to the door, he repeated the blow. Mr. Me.Intosh came to hisj(witness') assistance when defendant, who had his shirt sleeves rolled up, tried to throw him down, and it was with great difficulty they got him locked up. Supt. Mc.Intosh said that upon his going to the assistance of last witness, the defendant tried to throw him (witness) after the Lancashire fasiiion, and having in the attempt got down on the floor himself, he kicked his feet about most violently, breaking the glass of witness' watch, as well as two of his teeth, and knock- ing another out. Mr. Greenway, who appeared for defen- dant, cross-examined the officers with a view of shewing that the blow which P C Evans received had not b^ec struck by defendant but by some other person, and as there was a regular row within and about the house at the time, it rendered it very diffical t for the policeman to speak positively as to who was the person who had struck him. In addressing the bench, Mr Greenway further said that another mitigating feature in the case was, that defendant being drunk and having received a blow, became exaspe- rated and conducted hivnself with more violence than he otherwise would have done. On being recalled, P 0 Evans deposed that he was quite sure it was defendant who struck him. Mr. Greenway then called witnesses in support of his statement but they succeeded in proving but little in in defendant's favor. The bench in disposing of the case, told defendant that he had acted in a very ferocious man- ner, and they should always protect the police, in the dis- charge of their duty. Defendant was convicted in the pe- nalty of £10, including costs, with an alternative of six weeks' imprisonment. THOSE WOMEN! —Julia WOMEN! Broion and Mary Carey ap- peared at the instance of Johannah Maearthy for hav- ing assaulted her at Abersychan, a village which is ob- taining unenviable notoriety for Irish rows and of which this seems to have been a favorable sample, for instead of pokers the weapons employed were quart jugs and rolling pins. After listening to a mass of Hibernian jargon, the chairman remarked that it appeared to him that tne parties were in such a disgraceful state at the tune that they scarcely knew what they were doing. The defendant Brown was convicted in the penalty of 15s 6d including costs; the other defendant was discharged. A Ro\y AT A RAILWAY STATION. —John STATION. Noonhan was chaiged with having been drunk and conducting him- self improperly in the refreshment room at the Pont): pool Road railway station. It appeared from the testi- niony of several witnesses that, at about 6 o'clock on the evening of Sunday last, defendant, who was drunk in the waiting room, was making use of very filthy and disgusting language to some females present, and having refused to leave the room at the request of Geo. Harris, the station inspector, he was summarily ejected by that officer after which he (defendant) ran across the rails, which at the time was a very dangerous freak, and commenced throwing stones at two or tiiree men who pursued him. It was stated by a porter named (.-ooksey, that two lada each with twig's off a tree whipped defendant on hi# nether parts after the fashion known to schooi-boya, fof his disorderly conduct. Defendant who had nothing to plead in justification of his conduct except that some- one had rolled hitn in cow,dung, was convicted in the penalty of iC2 including costs or one month's imprison- ment. LEAVING ] W ORK. Jones, bailer, was charged with having neglected the employment of the Ebbw Vale Iron Company, at Pontymoile, on the night of the 14th instant. Mr. Evans appeared for complainants and Mr Greenway for defendant. From the evidence ,of, John Lewis, shingler, who said he locked over the bailers and puddlers during the night-turn, and that of John Harris mill-manager, it would seem that owing to the breakage of a spindle on the night in question a stoppage took place in defendant's work. Having waited a length of time, he asked the first-named witness how long he thought it would be before the spindle was repaired, to which he replied not long, and told defendant he must not go away. However, he did go away, and did not return until he went to resume his night-turn. According to the evidence of the witness Harris, about 20" hands" were dependent on defendant's work, and the loss to them in consequence of his absence would be after the late but he could not. tell how much complainants wnuld lojie. A deal of cross-firing took place between the legal gentle- men engaged in the cuse, Mr. Greenway urging that it was not a case for punishment, and Mr Evans pressing for the forfeiture of C3 8s. wages due to defendant, who was at length ordered to pay £2.. and leave the work; complainants to pav expenses. A NUISANCE Brinkworth, baker, Pontypool, appeared to a summons charging him with non-remova! of a nuisance after having been served with a notice to do so from Sergeant Brooke, inspector of nuisances. The case having been proved, defendant was ordered to pay 7s« costs. CAUGHT AT LAST. —John CAUGHT AT LAST. Powell, Blaenavon, pleaded guij;v to a charge of drunkenness and riotous conduct, on the 20th of June last. Other persons who had been con- cerned in the disturbance had already been convicted, and defendant had screened himself so far by absenting him- self from the district until he thought the matter had bio vn over." He was convicted in the penalty of 103. including costs or 7 davs. I ANOTHER CASH —Matthew CASH Bouse, Abersychan, was charged with a similar offence tor which he was convicted in a like penalty. POVERTY AND THEFT. lad named James lucicer, was charged on the information of constable Humphries with having stolen a quantity rot coal, the property of the Ebbw Vale Iron Company, at Pontymoile. It ap- peared the lad's parents were in deplorable ciicumstances, his father having been in bed three years. Mr Greenway, who was in court, said this was a distressing case, and he had frequently relieved the family. The bench remarked that the plea of poverty was not a justification tor theft, yet under the circumstances defendant would this time be discharged.. WAGES — Thomas Harris appeared at the instance ot John Henry Harris for non-payment of wages for coal outtintr.—Ordered to pay 7s 6d wages with 5s. costs. TURNPIKE OFFENCE Wright pleaded guilty to a charge ot having left his horse and cart on the public road without any-one in charge of them, on the 21st inst., at Pontnewynydd, and was convicted in the penalty of 10s. including costs. THE WOMEN AGAIN — Elizabeth Norman applied for sureties of the peace against Mary Osborne. The parties reside at Pontnewynydd. On Thursday last defendant tucked up her sleeves and challenged complainant to mortal conbut," which the latter said placed her in bod- ily fear. The bench dismissed the case, ordering the women to pay 3s. bd each costs. LICENSES. —This being the annual licensing day a large number of innkeepers appeared to have their licenses renewed, in which they were successful, as Supt. Me.Intosh had reported very favorably of the manner in which the puoile'nouses generally d»oi>icti L-d btca conducted. Mr. Thompson was glad to find that the su- perintendent's report was so satisfactory, but regretted so much bad beer was sold, as it seemed to have a very deleteri- ous effect on those people who drank it. There were 14 ap- plications for new spirit licenses, all of which were sup- ported by Mr Alexander Edwards, and 7 of which were granted to the following individuals, viz.: John Evans, White Hart, Garndiffaith; Morgan Harris, British Con- stitution, Talvwain Mary Prodger, Cross Keys, near Llanover; William Parry, Rifleman's Arms, Blaenavon Evan Johns, Rolling Mill, Blaenavon; Mary Ann ,Gant, Rising Sun, Blaenavon; and Thotaas James, White Hart, Biaenavon. MONDAy-Before JOHN THOMPSON, Esq. A "CADGER." —An old mau named Thomas Davies, on a charge of vagrancy in beirging alms, was let off on pro- mising to leave the town and paying tor his keep while in custody, out of 5s. 6|-d. which was found in his possession. STEALING BOOTS. —John BOOTS. Adams was charged with bav- ing stolen a pair of boots from the shop of Joseph Lewis, Blaenavon. The evidence being insufficient to support the charge, the accused was discharged. AN OBSTREPEROUS PASSENGER a platelayer, was charged with having misconducted himself whilst travelling on the Great Western Raftway, by, in the first instance, insulting some females who were tra- velling with him, and afterwards, on being removed to a carriage by himself, with leaving the train whilst in motion, between Tredegar Junction and Crumlin stations. Upon his leaving the train he was followed across a meadow by the guard and engine-driver, and upon being overtaken, and on the way to Puntypool Road he assaulted the guard. Defendant accounted for his conduct by saying that he had partaken of some rum and beer which, in consequence of a hurt on the head he had received when a soldier, took great effect upon him. He was sent for one month's imprisonment in default of paving a fine including costs of 50s. s MONMOUTH. RULE COMPETITION.-Sir John Hardinge having offered a valuable cup to be shot for by the members of the Monmouth Rifle Corps, the competition came off on Wednesday last. There were twenty-eight competitors, at 200, 500, and 600 yards, five rounds each, and the paloa was carried off by Corporal Howse, together with X3, which had been added, with a score of 39. Other pri.- were also added by subscription and fell to the following competitors, whose scores and the amounts are also ap. pended :—Corporal Beach, 35, JB3; Serge mt Cloud, 33, £ 2 10s.; Private Rees, 31, £ 2 10s.; Sergeant Griffiths, 30, £ 2; Sergeant Knowle, 29, £ 1 15s.; Private Gardener, 29, £ 1 15s.; Private C Fuller, 26, £ 1 10s-; Private Pressor, 26, £ 1; Corporal Hodge. 24, £ 1; Sergeant Hodges, 24, 15s.; Private Knott, 24,15a.; Corporal Do wding, 24,10s.; Private W. Giles, 23, 10s.
PONTYPOOL UNION. CONTRACTS FOR PROVISIONS, &c. ALL Persons desirous of Contracting with the GUARDIANS of this Union, for the next THREB MONTHS, for BREAD, FLOUR, MEAT, GROCERY, CHEESE, BUTTER, MILK, RICE, CLOTHING, SHOES, COAL, SOAP, CANDLES, SPLIT PEAS, OAT- MEAL, and other Articlesof Consumption, forthe Work- house of the said Union; and also for supplying the several Parishes in the said Union with BREAD and FLOUR are requested to deliver Sealed Tenders at my OFFICE" on or before the 13th day of September next, and send Samples to the Union Workhouse on Thursday Morning, the 14th day of September next, by Ten o'clock. The BOARD will receive Tenders for supplying the :?■ Pontypool, Abersychan, and Usk Districts, with BREAD and FLOUR, separately. It is competent for any Person to Tender for any of the Articles Separately, and the BOARD will not under- take to accept the Lowest Tender. FORMS OF TENDHBS MAY BE HAD AT MY OFFICE. Security under a Penalty of TEN POUNDS, will be required for the perforniance, of the Contract, that the Goods supplied are of the Quality Contracted for. EDMUND B. EDWARDS, Clerk of the Board of Gllardlana. Town Hall, Pontypool, 31st August, 1835. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM JFIKNR* JLARK, at his Offices, Bridge Utk, in the Cuuntp of Monmouth, September 2, 1865.