JLfc Dean Cottage, Raglan, September 13, Sir. 0-eo. Tippins, ■•formerly of Court Robert and Tyrmuniafa. farms, iu this county, at the advanced age of 91 years. At Llantillio Crosseanv Mill, September 9, of diptheria, Bessie Jane, daughter of George Harvey, aged 13 months. At Monnow-street, Monmouth, September 9, Mr. Peter Taylor, aged 66 years.
jflmrfett. DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. THE CATTLE PLAGUE IN MONMOUTHSHIRE. In pursuance of a resolution passed at a meeting reccntv ly held in the Board Room of tho Newport Union, as an- nounced in our columns the week before last, a public meeting of farmers, and others, was hold in tho Borough Court, at Newport, on Saturday, for the purpose of con- sidering means for establishing a mutual association for insurance against the cattle plague, for the district com- prised within the Newport Poor Law Union. There were present: Lord Tredegar (in the chair); T. Gratrex, Esq.; Rev. T. Prothero; F. J. Mitchell, Esq.; J. Log-an. Esq, E. J. Phillips, Esq., (Mayor of Newport); Mr. J. G. Pal- ling; Mr. C. Duckhum, Salisbury farm; Mr. J. Wilcox, Nash; Mr, Reece Keen<\ Pencreeg; Mr. Williams, Crin- tiau Mr. Herbert Williams, Southbrook; Mr. J. Sejs, the Q-raig; Mr. Mutthew Haii, Cold Harbour; Mr. Williams, Caeriicken; Mr. J. Pyhus, Ruperra Castle Mr. Waters, Croesheoiydd; Mr. Wring, Maindee; Mr. W. Jonea, Cefnllogell; Mr. B. Steadman, Pontnewydd and Messrs. D. Harrhy, J. S. Stone, S. T. Evans, H. Vennor, H. L. Williams, and H. Gregory, Newport, &c., &c. The noble Chairman informed the meeting that ho bad been in communication with Mr. Aclaad, of Exeter, and other gentlemen, and they, in common with himself, saw considerable difficulty to the accomplishment of the object they bad in view, as it was very questionable whether the committee that had been formed had power to form an as- sociation such as was proposed, or to legally enforce the necessary payments. Mr. E. J. Phillips argued that the association would not come under the head ot an assurance company, but would be based on a mutual arrangement, and therefore, he thought that the difficulty that was apprehended might be overcome by having tho association registered by Mr, Tidd Pratt, after the manner of benefit societies. A desultory conversation ensued, in which the Chair. man and Mr. Gratrex gave expression to their doubts whether the association could be established on a leo-al basis, after which a copy of rules, which had been re- ceived from Mr. Poole, of Bridgwater, was read, where- upon some discussion arose as to the details, aud it was ultimately resolved that the proposed rules should be forwarded to Mr. Tidd Pratt, together with an enquiry whether be could certify them or not, and the meeting was afterwards adjourned to Saturday (this day) to re- ceive the reply.
CHORAL FESTIVAL AT LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL. On Wednesday, the choirs forming the Llandaff Church Choral Association—organised with a view of improving the psalmody in the churches throughout this diocese, and which has achieved that result in an eminent degree,—held their annual festival at the cathedral of St. Peters, Llan- daff. There were between 30 and 40 choirs present, arid their aggregate numerical strength was nearly SOu. They were from the following churches:—Beaufort, Blairia, Bridgend, Bryngwyn and Llanarth, Caerleon, Caidicot, Canton, Cowbridge, Dowlais, Ebbw Yale, St. fagan's, Geliigaer, St. Hilary, Llandaff, Llandevaud, Llunnechva, Llanvaches, Maesteg, Magor, Maindee, Malpas, Margam, Marshfield, St. Mellons, Merthyr, Merthyr Mawr, Nanty- glo, St. Nicholas, Penmark, Rhymney, Taibach, Trinity Church (Newport), Whitchurch, and Whitson and Gold- cliff. The weather was most favourable, and hundreds of visitors were attracted to the ancient citie." At a quarter to twelve the surpliced clergy and choris- ters, who had assembled at the Chapter House, marched in proctssion to the Cathedral, preceded by banners, and chanting the "Processional Hymn" as they walked along the aisle. The following were among the clergy present:- The Right Rev. the Bishop of Llandaff, the Right Rev. the Bishop of St. David's, the Dean of Llandaff. Rev. Canon Bruce (St. Nicholas), Rev. Canon Morgan, Rev. Chancel- lor Morgan (Machen), Rev. T. Prothero (Malpas), Rev. 1. Thomas (St. Hilary), Eev. E. T. Williams, (Caidicot), Eev. W. J. C.iLindsay (Llanvaches), Eev. S. Fox (Trinity Church, Newport), Rev. T. L. Lister (St. Mark's, Newport), Rfv. H. P. Edwards (Caerleon), Rev. F. B. Leonard (Llau- devaud), Rev. T. Beynon (Whitson), Rev. W. Powell (Llanhennock), Rev. Vincent Saulez (Canton), Rev. T. H. Wood (Penmark), Rev. T. Edwards (Cowbridge), Rev. R, T. Tyler, Rev. J. Moore (Bombay Presidency), Eev. T. Williams (Cowbridge School), Ref. Mr. Steel (Uaerwent), Rev. J. Jones (Llanvrechva), Rev. C. Lewis, Rev. J. B. Gwyn (Merthyr Mawr), Rev. G. Wood, Rev. T. H.Jones, Rev. W. Hugbes (Ebbw Vale), Rev. H. J. Thomas (Pen- tyret), Rev. T. H. Edmonds, Rev. C. B, Hoskins, Rev. W. David (St. Fagans), Eev, J. T. Harding (Pentwyn), Eev. J. Morgan (Nantyglo), Eev. A. F. Hogan (Llanvihangel Crucorney), Rev. Mr. Thomas (Margam), Rev. Mr. Evans (Cardiff), Rev. M. Gueritz (Colyton, Devon), Rev. G. Grove (Llanwenarth Ultra), &c. The Cathedral was thronged, and many who failed of obtaining an entrance crowded the doorways. The terior of the edifice was gay with the decorated silk ban- ners of the respective choirs, and all of which bore the sign of the cross. The choral service was admirably executed, and evi- denced a marked improvement over previous years. The anthem, "0, Taste, and See," &c., was a magnificent per- formance, and remarkably illustrated how well tbe choirs had been trained to sing in concert. Scarcely less sue- cessful was the Te Deum, though, indeed, an occasional faltering was perceptible and it does not admit of such unqualified commendation as the anthem. Yet, the fes- tival, as a musical demonstration, was, on the whole, cer- tainly a success. Mr. L. S. Palmer, organising-masterof the diocese, con- ducted; and Mr. Wilkes, of Cardiff, accompanied on the organ. The prayers and the litany were intoned respectively by the Rev. G. Grove, and the Rev. W. J. C. Lindsay. The lessons were read by the Revs. D. Thomas and J. Moore. The communion service was read by the Bishop of the diocese, and the Rev. Chancellor Morgan, rector of Machnn. The sermon was preached by Dr. Tbirlwall, Bishop of St. David's, who selected for his text, Rev. v., 11: "And I beheld, and heard a voice of many angels round about the throne, and the beasts and the elders, and the num- ber of them was ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands." In the discourse, which was a most forcible one, and admirably suited to the occasion, his lordship dwelt in eloquent terms upon the beauty of the praise of God through the medium of music. The offertory sentences were then read by the Bishop of Llandaff, and a collection was made irr aid of the funds of the Association, after which the Bishop pronounced the benediction. Subsequently, the visitors and choirs partook of a good substantial luncheon in a commodious tent, the chair being taken by the Bishop of Llanduff. At the conclu- sion of the repast, the Eight Eev. Chairman, after re- marking that he feared a large number of those present would be unable to hear him, proposed the toast of Success to the Choral Association of the Diocese of LiandttS," observing, in the course of his remarks, that the present was the fourth time that they had assembled 0It- occasi°ns for similar purposes, to those which had brought them together that day; and he did not know that the present festival had fallen behind those which had preceded it. The number of persons attending, so far as he could judge, was pretty nearly the same, from which they might conclude that an equal in- terest was felt in the Association as there was felt three years ago; and, so far as his very imperfect acquaintance with music would enable him to express an opinion, he could not but think that the proceedings that day bad been highly interesting, and exceedingly satisfactory. His lordship coupled with the toast, thanks to the Secretaries of the- Association, to Mr. Palme^ the diocesan trainer to 'Mr. Wilkes, the organist, and to others who had assisted in promoting the interests of the Association; and also to the Bishop of St. David's, who, he (the speaker) much regretted, had been obliged—in consequence of a diocesan etttgagement on the morrow—to leave immediately after the service, and to whom they were extremely indebted tor having-amid such numerous engagements as must overwhelm him were he not more than an ordinary mac— found time to oome and preach a sermon on behalf of the Chcrsl Association. (Cheers). Being unfortunately placed at the extreme end of the Cathedral, the penalty he (the speaker) paid for his position was, that he hardly heard a word of the sermon; but he had been toid by one who had beard it that it was a grand serwon-(cheers),-and be was lure that, from the pen of the Bishop of St. David's, such must have bsen its character. Under these cir- cumstances it was quite right they should express thanks to the Bishop of St. David's for coming to assist them that day. (Loud cheers). He had very imperfectly ex- pressed the sentiments and feelings which had entered into his own mind; and he felt, in a large assembly cf that sort, it was really almost an absurdity to attempt to make himself heard, or to propose a toast; but having said thus much, he thanked them all, ladies and gentlemen, for their kindness, and concluded by proposing success to the Choral Association of Llandaff, and to all those who had kiadly interested themselves in promoting the ar- rangements of the day. (Loud cheers.) The assembly shortly afterwards dispersed, and the proceedings terminated with an amateur concert in the evening, at the new School-rooms. The arrangements were most completely carried out, under the superintendence of the secretaries: The Revs.' W. David, St. Fagans; W. J. C. Lindsay, Llanvaches; J. B. Gwyn, Merthyr Mawr; and J. T. Harding, Pen- twyn, Moumouth. THE SALMON RIVERs.-The season [for netting] closed on the 1st inst., and some idea may now be formed as to the effect of the increased protection afforded to the rivers. In theUsk the take of salmon was not so large as expected at the commencement of the season, but there is no doubt that the number of salmon in the river was considerably above last year, and it was only exceptional circumstances that rendered tho take less than expected. One of the chief exceptional causes was the long continuance of drv and hot weather, very few "freshes" having taken place during the season. The fish caught were about the average weight and quality. It is believed that the stringent su- pervision of the conservators will, by next year, have a marked effect on the river, and there is every probability that the salmon will be far more numerous than this year. Owing to the heavy falls of rain of late, successful angling is looked forward to for the remainder of the season. The Times.
USK. TnE BAPTIST CHAPJIL. —The church and congregation assembling in the above place of worship held their anni- versary on Sunday, September 3rd, when the Rev. G. Thomas. Independent minister, Usk, delivered two ad- mirable discourses; and on the evening of the following day Mr. David Morgan, of Pontypool College, was or- dained pastor of the church. Alter the service had been introduced by the Rev. J. Jones, of the Rev. C. Griniths, of Merthyr, preached on the nature and constitu- tion of the christian church, at the conclusion of which the preacher called upon the deacons to publicly ratify, by a show of hands, on behalf of the church, that Mr. Alorgan bad been unanimously invited to take the pastorate of the church; and, upon his aceeptance of the ca!l, the usual questions were put to the minister, and were very satisfac- torily answered. The Rev. C. Griffiths offered up the ordination prayer, and performed the ceremony of the lay- ing-on of hands, after which the Rev. T. Thomas, D.D., of Pontypool College, delivered-thecharge to the niiiiist,er, and the Rev. J. Lewis, of Tredegar, to the church, the ser- vice being closed with prayer by the Rev. G.Thomas, (In- dependent) Usk. The chapel was well filled during the service, among those present being: the Revs. D. Hargest, (Calvinistic Methodist), Goytre; W. Morgan, Glascoed; H. Phillips, Esq.. Newport; aud several of .the students tro ii Pontypool College. The whole proceedings passed off with great satis action to those present.— Communicated. USK GAS CO M P A N Y. At a meeting of the directors held at the Works, on 'JLUesday evening, the following reports were agreed to for presentation to the general annual meeting of the share- holders to be held on the 30th inst. The fourteenth annual report of the directors to the general annual meeting of the shareholders of the Usk Gas Company Limited to be held at the Gas Works, on the 30th day of September, 1865. The annexed statement contains an account of the receipts and expenditure for the past year. The consumption of gas for the present year has exceeded the amount of any tormer year by L27 10s. 10d., the tar and coke about the same as last year IN consequence of the amount realized by the creation of new shares not being sufficient to cover all the expenses of the exten- sion of the works, a sum of j6160 15s. 6d. has this year been paid out of revenue for that purpose, to avoid the necessitv of bor- rowing money, but, notwithstanding this outlay from "revenue the directors have much pleasure in recommending to theshare- holders a dividend at the rate ofjE5 per cent. D. E. PARTRIUGK, Secretary. THOMAS DUNN, Chairman. MANAGER'S REPORT. I feel much pleasnte in. reporting to the shareholders that the works are in a satisfactory condition, and will require little or no repairs next year, but it will be necessary to make a new tar tank immediately, as the present one is far too small. The ex- tension of the works undertaken in the past year is completed and ill working order, and will be a source of increased revenue! The amount of stock on hand consists of :[etor8, 2lightô, LIO ditto,.5 lights, jE2, fittings,, pipe, &c., £16; fire bricks, &c., Fl total £ 32. September, 186-3. JOHN CHERRY, Manager.
BRYNGWYN. CHURCH RATES. vestry meeting took place in the School-room, on the evening of the 8th instant, called for the purpose of making a church rate for the ensuing year. The Ven. Archdeacon Crawley presided, and commenced the proceedings by reading the notice calling the meeting, alfer which Mr. James Williams enquired if it was in- tended to apply for a compulsory rate, or to raise the amount required by voluntary subscriptions. The Chair- man, in reply, said it was intended to raise a rate accord- ing to law, which must be obeyed until; it is repealed. The Chairman then read the estimate, which contained £ 3 for clerk's salary, 8s. visitation fees, 10s. visitation ex- penses, 18s. due to the churchwardens from the last year's account, and some other items, amounting in the total to £ 5 14s. 4jd. Mr. James Williams then addressed the meeting, observing that dissenters built their own chapels, and kept them in repair, paid their ministers and all other religious liabilities; and he would ask what was the reason churchmen did not do the same? Was it because they were less honourable and just, or was it because they were too poor? He would appeal to those present, as reason- able men, whether it could be right that the dissenters should be called upon to pay churchmen's religious bills; be thought it would be just as reasonable to call upon them to pay their personal accounts. Mr. Jones (church- warden) said Mr. Williams was out of order in speaking with reference to the estimate before the rate was pro- posed. Mr. Williams: I have a common-law right to make remarks upon the estimate you have submitted, and the Chairman is bound to maintain order for me to do so. The Chairman: Proceed. Mr. Williams continued his re- marks, observing that there were 5000 parishes in England and Wales where no church rates were enforced, and in a vast number of those parishes the rates had been abolished by the church people themselves—without the interference of dissenters,-their sense of juslicehaving induced them to do so. As honest men, they had acknowledged the prine ciple of church rates to be morally and religiously wrong, and had given it up, thinking, probably, that they had used for their purposes the obnoxious impost long enough. In theneighbouring towns of Newport, Pontypool, and Usk, (the speaker said) the compulsory system had been done away with, and the churches in those places were as well repaired and sustained now as when the compulsory svs- tem was in practice. After an appeal to the meeting to adopt the voluntary principle, in preference to that which caused so much bitterness and animosity in the parish, Mr. Williams concluded by proposing, "That the item for bread and wine be expunged from the estimate," which was seconded by Mr. William Evans. The Chairman re- pudiated the suggestion that churchmen were not as just and honl st as dissenters, observing that if the latter opposed church rates on principle, the former also upheld them on principle. There was (the speaker continued) a very for- midable society established some years ago, called the "Liberation Society," which had for its object the destruc- tion of the church. Some of its leaders, upon being examined before the House of Commons, some time ago, admitted candidly what their object was, from which it seemed that it was not so much the church rates that they sought to do away with, as to destroy the church itself; and since that evidence was heard before the House, the oppo- sition to church rates had diminished considerably. Yes, what the Liberation Society wanted was to confiscate the glebe lands, and all other church property, and reduce the establishment to a sect. In Newport and Pcntypool (the Chairman said) the population had out-grown the church accommodation, and church rates had been abolished in consequence of dissenters increasing so rapidly, which they had done by affording greater accommodation to the public in the building of chapels. Mr. Williams again rose, and said that he had been a reader of the publications connected with the Liberation Society for some years, and he charac- terised what the Chairman had said respecting it as gross misrepresentation. The Society (the speaker said) had for its object the abolition of church rates and the separation of the church from the State, but not the confiscation of any of the property which had been bequeathed to her. The Society fully bore out its title, and its policy bad always been consistent with its title. That it was a formidable society," as the Chairman had observed, he would admit, and also that it was doing its work steadily and surely, The Chairman refused to put Mr.Williams's motion, where- upon the lsttor demanded that it should be put. and pro- tested against further proceedings in the meeting until it waa put. The Chairman still persisting in his refusal, Mr. .Yilliams requested that the motion, the Chairman's refusal to submit it, and his own protest, be entered in the minute book, which was done accordingly. Mr. Jones, the church- warden, then proposed a rate of Id. in the pound, which, being seconded by Mr. Richards, was carried, the anti-rate party not voting.
RAGLAN. ZION INDEPENDENT CHAFEI,. —Oa Monday evening a tea party and public meeting took place in connection with the above place of worship. The tea tables were laid out in a pleasant pasturage adjoining the chapel, and a very respectable parly, numbering nearly 200 persons, en- joyed the creature comforts provided, which were excellent in quality and very liberally supplied; in fact, the whole undertaking reflected much credit upon those who had its management. The public meeting commenced at half- past six, in the chapel, which soon became much crowded. The Rev. David Lewis, who occupied the chair, commenced the proceedings with a good address, in which he dwelt more particularly upon the good tendency of meetings of this kind, and of social enjoyments generally, when of a moral and religious character. The Revs. George Thomas, of Usk, and W. Campbell, of Monmouth, entertained the audience with speeches of marked power and eloquence, suitable to the occasion, and which embraced several topics connected with social, moral, and religious progress. The Rev. B. Johnson afterwards offered a few brief remarks complimentary of the proceedings and recommending religious devotion. Praise and prayer terminated the pro- ceedings, which were throughout of an interesting and instructive character.
PONTNEWYNYDD. CIIAPSL ANNIVEBSARY. —The anniversary services of the Calnuistic Methodist denomination were held at the Wainfelin Scnool-room, on*Sunday and Monday last on which occasions excellent sermons were preached by the Eevs. John Evans (Tredegar), and D. Charles, B.A. (Aber- carne). The congregations were numerous, and the dis- courses were listened to with marked attention. Col- lections were made at the close of each service, and were very liberally responded to. A desire having been felt imongst the.congregation to improve the singino- at this alace of worship, a subscription list was set on foot some :ime since, to purchase an harmonium, which was opened m this occasion, and at which Miss Richardson presided, ind played very effectively. The proceedings passed off nost successfully
ABERGAVENNY. CEICKET. Monday last, a cricket match, which had been anticipated with some degree of interest by the towns-people, was played on the ground situated in the Castle Meadows, the contending sides being composed of eleven players representing the Abergavenny club on the one side, and fourteen representing too Early Closing ^club, which has been recently established in the town, on the other. The Eleven were the first to go to the wickets but although their butting was very cautious, they were only enabled to put together a score of 33—a rpsult mainly brought about by the steady bowling of Messrs. Goodwin and T. Evans, and the advantage the outside party possessed in having a larger number of men in the field than usQal- albeit, the fielding was very good during this innings. The srnallness of the score of their opponents sent the""Early Closers" to the wickets with confidence, one of their first men, Mr. Goodwin, suon making himseif "at home" in front of the stumps, and by his "all round" hitting envinw the field unwelcome proof of his intentions. Two or three wickets, however, went down rather quickly until one of the players-Mr. Clark-succeecle(I in makino- a stand, and by dint of "sharp running," combined with the "slogging" of Mr. Goodwin, which now commenced in earnest, the score began to more rapidly, for in the space of a quarter of an hour or so, more than half of the total score of the innings was run up. At length Mr. Clark paid the penalty of sharp running, and his colleague followed immediately after for a score of 48, being loudly cheered as he returned to the tent. The remaining eight wickets fell in rapid succession, before the slows ""of Mr. Thornton, adding only about ten to the score, and the total was announced as 89. The Eleven, put upon their mettle by the odds against them, went in for their second innings with a will, as was evidenced by the deter- mined stands made by Messrs. G. Peake and J. Pierce who, during their innings of 45 and 24, respectively not only kept the field well employed, but defied, for a length of time, the various devices resorted to by their opponents to remove' them. Mr. Peake, during this innings, made several very fine hits, one especially-ft "drive" for four -which called forth the admiration of all on the ground. Upon the two players named being disposed of, however, and also Mr. Thornton (who was regarded as a "dan. gerous bat "), the hopes of the "youngsters" again be. came in the ascendant, and the confidence they thus acquired enabled them to make short work of the re- mainder of the Eleven, the score on the fall of the last wicket being 99 leaving the other side 44 to win, which the Fourteen accomplished with eight wickets to spare, and amongst them that of their champion bat—Mr. Good- win. The-players, to the number of eighteen, dined to- gether, at the conclusion of the game, at the Swan Hotel, where a capital spread was served up in Host Good- win's usual good style. We append the score:— THE ABEKUAVEJJNY CLUB. First innings. Second innings. G. Peake, c. Kichards, b. Goodwin 9 c.Clark, b.Turberville 45 G. A. Jones, b. Goodwin 2 b. Evans 4 J. Price, b. Goodwin 3 b. Goodwin., 0 J. Pierce, b. Evans 2 b. Evans 24 D. Pierce, b. Evans 0 c. Chester, b. Goodwin 3 E. Davies, b. Evans 0 b. Evans T. Jones, b. Goodwin 1 c. Marsh 2 C. Roberts, c. Marsh, b. Goodwin 2 b. Goodwin 0 R. C. Thornton, b. Evans 6 c. Marsh, b. Goodwin 7 W. irl. Emra, not out 1 b. Goodwin. 4 L. Baker, b. Goodwin 0 not out 0 Byes, &c. 7 Byes,&o. 8 33 99 THE BARIT CLOSING CLUB. First innings. second innings. J. Goodwin, b. Thornton 48 not out 9 H. Bigglestone, b. Peake 0 b. Peake 4 T. Evans, c. Pierce, b. Peake. 2 b. Peake 10 T. Turberville, b. Peake 1 c. and b. Peake. 0 W. H. Clark, run out 7 c. Roberts, b. Peake 0 J. Mouseley, b. Thornton 0 J. Marsh, b. Thornton 1 J. Harrhy, b. Peake 1 H. Chester, b. Thornton 0 Richards, c. Roberts, b. Thornton 2 W. Jolly, c. Lewis, b. Peake 2 J. Conway, c. and b. Thornton 0 W. Morgan, c. and b. Thornton 0 f P. Jones, not out 0 runout 1\ Byes, &c, 25 Byes, 16 89.4 I RIFLE MATCH. —On Wednesday a rifle match came off
ABERCARNE. PRESENTATION. —On the night of Saturday last, an in- teresting meeting was held at the Commercial Hotel, at j this piace, with the object of presenting Mr. Tho;nas Prosser with a gold watch, on the occasion of his leaving the Works to resume an engagement at Ebbw Vale, where be previously resided. The watch, and its appendages, are he previously resided. The watch, and its appendages, are ot the most valuable description, and were supplied by Mr. W. G. Goldirig, silversmith, &c., Pontypool- The former bears the following inscription Presented to Mr. Thomas Prosser, by the agents, workmen, and inhabitants of Aber- carne, as a token of their esteem. September 9th, 1865." The utmost esteem and good fellowship were reciprocated at the meeting.
PONTYPOOL. STINKING FISH. —Sergeant Brooke, inspector of nui- sances, seized a barrel of what were called "Fresh her- rings," in our market, on the night of Saturday last, as being unfit for human food. LECTURES. —On the evenings of Monday and Tuesday last, Mr. Joseph Barker, the well-known preacher and lecturer from Sheffield, gave two discourses, on "Self Cul- ture," and "Co-operation," at the Town Hall, to nu- merous audiences, who seemed much pleased with the sound practical teachings of the lecturer. WELCOME HOME. —On the evening of Thursday week the No. 1 (Pontymoile) Company of the 2nd Mon.'Volun- teers, headed by its excellent band, proceeded, under com- mand of Lieutenant Jacob, to Wentsland House, the resi- dence of Charles James Parkes, Esq., captain of the company, for the purpose of welcoming him home after an absence of some time. The bandsmen discoursed some excellent music during the evening, and, together with their comrades, were amply and substantially refreshed. The Captain suitably acknowledged the compliment paid him, after which the company marched to the armoury, and was dismissed. PEDESTRIANIBM. font race which was to have come off at the Freehotd Land last week, between Joe Bowler and Hit! Dash, took place at Croes-y-ceilog, on the Newport Road, on the morning of Saturday last. Incon- sequence of the disappointment experienced last week, by the police prohibiting the race from taking at the spot first mentioned, some degree of secrecy appeared to have been observed respecting the matter, as comparatively few people were present, there not being more than about 201) on the ground, whilst last week as many thousands presented themselves as witnesses of the sport. As previously stated both parties are favourably known to fame by their former achievements, but Bowler appeared to be the favourite by "long chalks," which was proved beyond dispute by the betting being entirely in his favour. It was whispered in some quarters that the last mentioned hero was not to be entirely depended on, and such a thing might be expected of him as playing into the hands of the opponents of his backers. This story, however, was shewn by his perform- ance to'be unworthy of credit. The distance was 120 yards, and the stakes dBlO a side. The men came up to the scratch apparently in good condition, and both seemed confident of success. Bowler appeared to possess some ad- vantage in the litheness of his limbs, which seemed to give him greater faciiity and freedom in his movements than were possessed by his opponent. At starting, Dash seemed to obtain some advantage over his antagonist by getting off before him, but this "move" availed him no- thing, as the latter soon gave him the go-by, and won easily. At the conclusion of the race the winner, referee, and party, repaired to the Full Moon Inn, Pontypool, when, having partaken of refreshments, the former left for his home amid the cheers of his friends. TOWN HALL, SATURDAY, before H. M; KENNARD, Esq., and JOHN THOMPSON, Esq. ^PROHIBITED HOURS. —Mary HOURS. Aferedith, Panteague, was charged, on the information of P. C. 62, with having had her house open for business purposes about half-past nine o'clock on the morning of Sunday, the 3rd inst., at which time the officer found two men in the house drinking. It appeared that defendant herself was recruiting her health at the sea-side at the time of the occurrence, and it was urged that her domestic servant, who served the beer, was ignorant of the rules and regulations of the trade. Defen- dant was convicted in the penalty of 10s. including costs. A VAGABOND. —Patrick VAGABOND. Callahan was charged with having committed an act of vagrancy, by sleeping in the streets at Abersychan. P.C. Mitchell deposed that on the night of Thursday last, about half-past twelve o'clock, he found defendant sleeping in the public streets, and he knew him to have no means of subsistence. He (defen- dant) could not get employment at the iron works because he made mischief between the children working there, and i no one would find him lodgings as he was in Such a filthy < and unclean condition; and, moreover, he had made a practice of disturbing people at unseasonable hours at night. The Bench said it would be a charity to send de- leadant to Usk for a week, aod they hoped the authorities d f there would teach him how to work during that time. He was committed for seven days;, A CAUTION. —George Shaw: a larl of about eleven years of age, and who scarcely stood as high as the dock in wbic') be was placed, was charged with having exposedhJB person, and conducted himself in an anneving manner be- fore Mrs. John Walters, of Pontnewynydd. Mr. Bytheway appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Alexander Ed- wards for defendant. It would seem that for some time foot-racing has been practiced to a considerable extent on a public road near the Freehold Landj and defendant ap- peared to have been engaged in such exercise at the time the offence was said to have been committed. Mr. By the- way regretted that the complainant in this case was ill. and could not attend the Court, and, therefore, the only witness he had was a young boy, who would speak to the principal facts of the case. His (Mr. B's.) only object was that the Bench should reprimand the defendant for in- sulting complainant and treading on her dress, Philip Morgan, a voung lad, said: I recollect Tuesday week; I then saw Mrs. Walters and George Shaw (the defendant): the latter put his leg out. and touched Mrs. Walter^' dress; his trousers slipped down at the same time, and I said, "That do lick me." [It appeared that this witness bad said more before he came into Court than he was wil- ling to swear to]. In answer to Mr. A. Edwards, Mr. John Walters said that he did not start two boys on a race that morning, or any other time, and added, that he did not wish to press this charge, but merely to protect his Wife, who was prevented attending the Court through ill- ness, from being annoyed and insulted. The Chairman said: I think what the Bench gathers from you is, that Mrs. Walters will not come bere;-(to defendant): you. must take this as a caution; you have had a very narrow escape, as you appear to have acted in a very insulting manner to the lady by stepping on her dress. Go your way now. ASSAULTING A LAD. —George LAD. Powell was charged by a lad, named Henry Purfitt, witu having assaulted him. Wm. Jones and John Watkins deposed to seeino- defendant running aiter complainant up a tip," at Abersychan, and seizing hiorl by the collar, he pitched him down headlong. Irom the injury he received complainant was laid up for four days. The reason assigned for defendant assaulting complainant was that the latter had been running after his lads. Defendant said the case had been brought for- ward from spite on the part of one of the witnesses, who wanted to put his sister in his (defendant's) house. The Bench observed that, no matter what provocation defen- dant might have received, he had no right to take the Jaw into his own hands; lie might, in this instance, have broken the lad's neck. Convicted in the penalty of 20ci., including costs. A TALE OF A TUB." —Richard Lloyd TUB." appeared at the instance ot James Jones, for having; committed a trespass by upsetting a wash-tub near his dwelling house at Cwm- ynvscoy. Defendant said he upset the tub because com- plainant wouldn't pay for a jug which he had broken be- Jonging- to him. The Bench: What's the value of the tub? Defendant: Threepence; it was a powder cask, and had only one hoop just at the bottom of it and if a fiy had gone against it it would have fallen to pieces. De- fendant was ordered to pay 13s., including costs, and damage, or 10 days' imprisonment in default. No JURISDICTION. —James JURISDICTION. Crane appeared at the in- stance of the Ebbw # Vale Iron Company Limited, for having neglected his employment in the parish of Pan- teague. Mr, Evans appeared for complainants, and Mr. Alexander Edwards for defendant. George Tovey said: I am a miner working for the Ebbw Vale Company; de- fendant worked itS a "butty" miner with me; we did not think of working on the Monday after the "pay," and defendant omd he would cotlleta. work on Wednesday morning, but he didn t come, and had not been to work fine.; we had taken so many yards of work at so much a y yard; we did well with it at first, but not so well after- wards. which, I think, was the reason why defendant did not wish to continue the work. By Mr. A. Edwards: We both agreed to do the work; it was contract work; I could not have turned him off; he could employ as many men as he liked; J am not obliged to work myself. The Bench thou a lit it was contract work, and therefore dismissed the case for want of jurisdiction. ONE AS BAD AS THE OTHER.- Downey and Maru Doixmey (mother and daughter) were charged with having used threats towards Mary Lee, at Abersychan. Com' plainant said defendants had threatened her for the last two years, and a week since on Monday, the elder defen- dant asked her to come out into the road, and she would "rub her out in five minutes;" arid the younger defendant also threatened her ^ith a stick. It was shewn in evi- dence that the parties had quarrelled because complainant had been wringing a blanket too near defendant's bouse, and when remonstrated with conducted herself in a very indecent manner. The Bench said there was no doubt but some very foul language had been used on both sides, and as there was little difference between the parties, they were ordered to pay the expenses between them, 5s. each. DESBRTING EMPLOYMENT. —Patrick EMPLOYMENT. Murphy and John hgan, who did not appear, were charged with having de- serted their employment under the Ebbw Vale Iron Com* pany, at Abersychan. The case having been proved Mr. Evans, who appeared for complainants, said the characters of defendants were so bad, that he did not ask for a. warrant to fetch them back. They were ordered to forfeit their wages, which were said to amount to about 13s. 9d. each. THE GSEEN-EYED MONSTER. —Jane MONSTER. Smith was charged by Elisabeth James with having assaulted her, at Garn- diffaith, on Wednesday last. Mr. Bytheway appeared for complainant. It would seem that complainant was somewhat apprehensive that too great an intimacy existed between her husband and the landlady of the Queen public-house (defendant) and on the day in ques- tion she went to the house named, and threw stones at her husband, and subsequently abused the defendant, wher, upon the latter, as ;t was alleged, knocked her down, by which she was rendered insensible, and then commenced hammenng" her with her two hands. Defendant urged that complainant had fallen down, which accounted tor her clothes being disarranged, and that she had brought the trouble upon herselt by going to her house, injuring her property, and calling her foul names. A number of wit- nesses having been examined on both sides, the Bench said it looked upon the assault as rather a serious one, and al- though complainant was not justified in calling defendant the names she had done, yet the latter ought not to have taken the law into her own hands. Defendant was con. victed in the penalty of 2o*. including costs. THE WOMEN AGAIN.-Elizabetlt Evans, Abersychan, pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting Maria Jenkins* aud was fined 8s. expenses. Ann Prothero, on a charge of using threats toward& Ann Evans, was ordered to enter into her own recogni- zances to keep the peace, and to pay 7s. 6d. costs. A WEAK CHARGE. Garland, Masons' Arm*. Trevethin, was charged with having had his house open between the hours of three and five o'clock on the after- noon of Sunday last. The defence was, that a pint of beer was filled for two men, who said they came from Llanhiileth, and whom defendant took to be travellers from their conversation and appearance. Superintendent M-In tosh said that if he had understood the case in that light, he would not have summoned defendant. Summons discharged. DISOKDEKLIES. Jenkins, sen" Oliver JMUNSF> JUH., Thomas Jenkins, and Edward Jenkins, were charged on the information of P.C. 62, with committing a breach of the peace by fighting, at Pontypool, on the night of Sunday last. Mrs. Jenkins appeared, and asked for the case to be adjourned, which was not granted. Defendants were fined 10s. each.— William Davies and Dennis Hayes were charged, on the information of P.C. Keiley, with ha. ing been drunk and disorderly, on Sunday, the 3rd inst., at Abersychan, and were fined 10s. each.-Henry Maiden was called upon to answer a similar charge. It seemed that he was in the company of Hayes (one of the defendants in the last case), but as he did not happen to have been quite so bad he was fined 7s. 6d. including costs.- William Davies, mason, Abertillery, was charged, by P.S. Basham, with having been drunk, and creating a disturbance at the West Midland Arms, Pontypool, on the night of Monday last. He was convicted in the penalty of 8s. including costs.. BEERHOUSE OFFENCE. —Wm. Harvey was charged, on the information of P.C. Batten, 63, with having bad bit beerbouse open during a prohibited hour on the 3rd inst. He was fined 20s. including costa. RETURNED TO OULD IRELAND. —Johannah IRELAND. Macarthy was summoned to shew cause why she should not enter into sureties of the peace towards Ann Pearce. This sase had been adjourned from last week, as complainant said she believed that defendant had gone to Ireland, and as she confirmed that statement to-day it disposed of the :ase, as it was considered that defendant had gone quite iar enough out of the way to render any further alarm sn the part of complainant needless. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM HE.VB? ^LARK, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Us&, in the County W Monmouth, September 16, 1865.
MITGHEL TROY. THE PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION. "Loyal Cwmcarvan" lodge of the above institution celebrated its anniversary on Monday evening last, at the Monmouth- shire House. A very respectable party sat down to dinner, which was excellent and bountiful, and the evening was happily spent in convivial enjoyments, Mr. George Gid- dings performing the honours of the chair, and Mr. Richard Jenkins those of the vice-chair. Amongst the toasts and sentiments given were some of a complimentary nature to the officers of the U.sk and Raglan district. With "The Cwmcarvan Lodge" were coupled the names of Secretary G. Giddings, P.M. J. Moses, and P.M. F. Smallman. The cthercustnmarv toasts were also duly honoured. Bros. Blaydon, Moses, and others, agreeably diversified the en- tertainment by singing several good songs in capital style. Harmony and good fellowship prevailed throughout the proceedings, which terminated at a seasonable hour. This lo ige has been but recently established, and, considering the locality it is intended to serve, and the very excellent and safe principles upon which the Philanthropic Order is carried on, there can be no doubt but that success will be sure and increasing, us a knowledge of the Order extends.
PENROSE. FATAL ACCIDENT. —On the 31sr, of August a small far- mer, named Uriah Harris, aged 32 years, residing in this rmrish, was attending a steam thrashing machine at the Walks Farm, occupied by Mr. Jones, when, lor some pur- pose he had occasion to get upon the top part of the machine, and his foot-slipping, it was caught by the"drurn," and his leg was instantiy drawn into the machinery and frightfully lacerated. Mr. A. Shepard, of Usk, and Mr. H. Shepard, of Raglan, (•surgeons) were sent for. and were promptly in attendance, but all their efforts proved Ul!. availing to stay the hemorrhage, consequently the poor fellow oied between 12 and 1 o'clock in the night, having lived only about lour or five itours after the sad occurrence. A coroner's inquest, was held on the body, on Saturday, the 2nd itisf., when evidence in accordance with the above facts having been taken, a verdict, of Accidental Death was returned. The deceased was much respected in the neighbourhood, being a sober and well-conducted man, and an excellent workman.
PANTEAGUE. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Tuesclav last, there being present-Messrs, A. A.Williams, R. Eley, E. Holdsworth, H. J. Parkhurst, A. Neale, Parker, J. Rosser, John Williams, Steadman, and Thomas Williams. The minutes of the last tweeting having been read over, they were confirmed; after which a number of bills were examined, and cheques signed for £3 10s. for wages, and fortll 19s. for bills. Communications were read by the Chairman, which he had received from Lord Tredegar's Agent, respecting the gift of a piece of land for the purpose of widening the road at- the Cwrn, and to which his lordship wouid consent, providing the Board would undertake to erect, a wall at the place six feet high, instead of the present one of four-and- a-half teet. In a conversation that ensued on the matter, the Chair- man reminded the meetiug I hat if it determined to widen the road it must determine to erect the wall as required.. Mr. Parkhurst thought that the only expense the erec- tion of the wall would entail, would be for labour and lirue. The Surveyor thougbr. that the cost of buildit), the wall would be from £ 14 to £ lo. Mr. lioidsworth suggested that the Agent should be again communicated with, in order that the height of the fence might, if possible, remain as it is. It was ultimately ordered, that if the Agent, on being again seen on the matter, press 3d for the wall to be six' feet in height, that one should be erected accordingly. Ihe Surveyor reported thttt the various notices required in connection w:ith the granting of a general district rate had been properly posted, and the rate book duly prepared. lie further stated that in consequence of the Great Wes. tern Co,nnauv being about to erect a number of cottages in the neighbourhood, lie bad requested the en- gineer to lay the plan of the erection and drainage of the same before the Board. He had to call the attention of the Board to the existence of a nuisance, arising from the continuous dropping of dirty water under the railway bridge. I In respect to this matter, it was ordered that the atten- tion of the Railway Company be called to the nuisance, with a view to its removal. The Surveyor said that a number of people who had received notices for the removal of nuisances on their pro- perty, had attended to the same; and he wished the Board would give directions for the erection of the tool house during the fine weather. A deputation, consisting of Mr. Griffiths, and Mr. Ashby, C.E., waited upon the Board for the purpose of submftting plans of the new houses already referred to, which the Great Western Railway Company are about to erect in the vicinity of Pontymoiic. After some discussion on the matter, it was at length re- solved that a committee, consisting of the Chairman, and Messrs. Parkhurst, Holdsworth, and Thomas Williams, should meet the deputation with a view to the inspection of more extended plans, &c., at ten o'clock on the morning of Friday next After the transaction of some routine business, the meeting separated.