En!!) 5- | At Glendower-street, Monmouth, July 26tb, the wife of Mr. James Shellard, tailor, &c., of a son. Deattri. At'Porthycarne House, TJsk, July 30, after a short illness, Mary Elizabeth, widow of the late Thomas Rceee, Esq., of Usk, aged 75 years. At the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Pritehard, baker. Church-street, Monmouth, July 28, Mr. John Willing, farrier, aged 57 years. At No. I Almshouse, Monmouth, July 29, Mr. Thomas Lawrence, formerly builder, of Monmouth, aged 84 years. At Dingestow, aear Monmouth, July 29, Mrs. Alice Matthews, aged 81 years.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. MOWMOUTHSHIBE ASSIZES.—The Commission for these assizes will be opened at the Shire-hall, Mon- mouth, on Saturday (this day)-the Judges on the circuit beine Sir H. T. Keating and Sir William Shee -Mid on Monday the Courts will proceed with the trials of prisoners and civil causes. There are at present (Thursday) 20 prisoners for trial; namely, 1 for manslaughter; 1 bigamy; 2 forgery; 1 unnatural crime; 1 killing a mare; 1 maliciously stabbing; 3 throwing stones at a railway engine; 1 indecent assault; 1 throwing nitric acid with intent to injure; 2 burglary; and 6 larceny. Amongst the causes set down for "trial in the Nisi Prius Court is, we under- stand, a new trial of the celebrated Pantygoitre case, which was decided some years ago, at these Assizes, after a protracted trial, in favour of the Rev. Iltyd JJicholl, of Usk (the defendant). It is now alleged that a very important link in the chain of evidence on the part of the plaintiff (a person of the name of Morgan), which was missing at the former trial, has lately turned up, in the discovery of a person who was not then to be found. As landed property in this county to a Tery large amount, pends the result, the case will be watched with considerable interest. STBAM CULTIVATION.—We direct the attention of our readers, especially those interested in agriculture, to an announcement in another column, in which will be found full particulars of a public trial," or exhibition, of several of those appliances by means of which that mighty power, steam, is made to play such an important part in modern agriculture. Gradually, though surely, those engaged in the cul- tivation of the soil in every part of the kingdom are opening their eyes to the fact that manual labour is too tedious and too expensive to enable them to prosecute their operations successfully amid the rivalry and com- petition of thepresent day; and in no district more than our own, probably, has this opinion been so generally shared. It is, therefore, with some hopefulness that we contemplate the event under notice as to its results, viz.: the placing of our neighbours on the same foot- ing as their compeers in more advanced localities. To this end very favorable terms are offered by the Company which is about te afford the farmers of this district an opportunity of witnessing what will certainly be a novelty to many of them. But while viewing it in the light of a novelty, we should strongly recommend them not to lose sight of the fact that it will be to their best interests to inquire diligently into the practicability or otherwise of adopting the scheme proposed by the Company, respecting which we are sure every information will be readily given by their obliging manager, Mr. Smith.
US £ USE FABMEBS' CLUB—A meeting of the members of this club took place at the Three Salmons Hotel on Friday, the 27th ult., when there were present:—Mr. William Cadle (in the chair), Messrs. Warren Evans, Edward Price, Peter Martell, John Hobbis, IsaacHobbis, and John Thomas. Mr. John Williams, Junr., Goytrev, and Mr. Lysond Williams, Jun., Usk, were duly proposed, seconded, and elected members. Mr. Edward Price informed the meeting that Mr. Logan bad consented to become an honorary member, and and would subscribe one guinea per annum. Mr. John Hobbis stated that be 1 intended offering, at the next annual meeting, prize of one guinea for the cTeahesi-v,io-« mci of wheat direct I from the threshing machine, and subjected to no second I process or any other operation—the prize to be open only to members of the club. Mr. Hobbis also stated that Messrs. James and Davies, mechinista, of Abergavenny, i would give a prize of one guinea for the cleanest sack of blown barley, on the same conditions. It was proposed by Mr. Warren Evans, and seconded by Mr. Marfeli that a sweepstake of 5s. each be entered into among the members for the best and cleanest general green crop of not less than five acres; the whole of the green crop on l the farm to be shewn, and the Secretary was instructed to draw up a form for signatures of persons intending to join, and place it in the bar at the Three Salmons Hotel; the list to be closed on the first Friday in September, and to be laid before the committee at their meeting on that evening. The following members entered their names: Messrs. Cadle, Evans, Price, Marfeli, Isaac Hobbis, and Mrs. Mary Evans. It was ordered that the next meeting be advertised in the Fsk Observer of the 1st of September. FIRE.—On Wednesday week some evil disposed person or persons set fire to a hedge on the chapel Farm, Monkshood, the property of Mr. Stinchcombe, and as it was of a dry and combustible nature, owing to the hot weather that has ieceutly prevailed, it burned for some time with rapidity, and threatened to do injury to a corn field situate in the vicinity. It appears that several garments, which had been hung out on hedges to dry, were stolen la.-t week in this district, which, taken 111 con- junction with the circumstance above narrated, proves that a number of vagabonds are allowed to prowl about the neighbour- hood for no good to the public, and after whom the police would do well to keep a sharp look out.
CBICKET.—A cricket match took place on the ground situated on the Brooks Farm, near this village, on Saturday 1 last, between the Usk and Raglan Clubs, when, after a spirited game, which was witnessed by numerous spectators, the Usk Club claimed the victory by 41 runs. In the evening the players adjourned to the Beaufort Anus Hotel, where thry partook o!' one of those excellent repasts 'or which that hotel was so noted in by-gone days, when it was the head-quarters of that institution of the past-the County Cricket Club. Here, atter refreshing the 11 inner man," the players spent an hour or two in social intercourse, which brought a very pleasant day to a close. Subjoined is the score — 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. II. Clark, e. Rolls, b. Davies 2 1. b. w., b. J. l)avies 2 H. Bailey, b. Jones 1 b. J. Davies 4 ™ ■^•„Ta,1*>c."Wy some, b.J. Davies 12 hitwkt., h. A. Bolls. 4 Jf* Avails,c.J. Davies, b. E.Jones 2G b. J. Davies 0 iraiikj^nnings, b. J. Davies 1 not out 2 Js. 1. Jennings, b. E. Jones 10 c. W. Davies, b. Rolls 17 G. Stephens, c.-Roiis, b. Davies 0 c.R.Jones, b.J. Davies 2i K. Roberts, b. J. Davies 2 runout. 16 C. Leverett () c_ JftneSj b> j_ uavj1.s 7 T- ^'f8' c" W ll,ters'b- Davies. 2 b. E. Jones 6 a,C7'-o 1 runout 2 Byes, 2 leg byes, 2 wide, 1 5 Byes, 6; wides, 2. 8 — 62 Total 70 Winnings. RAGLAN. 2nd Innings' A. Rolls, b. Roberts i Jennings 0 J. Davief", b. Roberts 14 c.T .Davies, b. Jennings 7 E. Jones, b. Roberts 0 run out o "W". Edwards, b. Roberts 5 b. H. Evans () — Hevwood,run out b. H. Evans 12 W. Davies, b. Roberts 0 run out j J. Walters, c. E. 1". Jennings, b. E.Evans ^al, y" 0 Vf. Jones, run out b. Bin ley o R. Jones, b. Roberts J111),01™" 5 Wrsome, c. Stephens, b. E.Evans b. 11. Evans 7 T. Knott, b. II. Evans 1 b. Bailey 0 Byes 10 Byes, fa; wide, 1. 7 Total. 41 Total 50
A visit to Pontypool Park is of itself a treat of no ordinary character, without auy adventitious aid, in the shape of pic-nics, volunteer reviews, &c.,—as the prnunds are benutituily arranged and laid out with consummate skill, whilst the scenery from there iSllIost varied, delightful, and picturesque. In fact these qualifications render it V"*„of most, charming scats in the county. By the "indness of Mrs. Jlanbury Leigh, who is ever ready to intei-t-st and %i,eti-t)t,itig of the inhabitants war 6 'e Committee of the Literary Association eto 1 as Per "wnounceinerit, to give a grand fete 1 11 'I- 26th ult. The shops and la wces? were closed earlier than usual on da-V< and the thutfloated from the Town-hall and from other edifices gave to the town quite a gay and holiday appearance, which was somewhat heightened by the numerous stalls that had been pitched near the gates of entrance by the vendors of fruit, ginger-beer, and such like commodities, who mustered in considerable force on the occasion. The numerous games and pastimes which formed the fete consisted of croquet, flat and hurdle racing, kiss in the ring,, wheelbarrow (blindfolded) racing, jumping in sacks, quoits, racing for a cheese down the hill, Aunt Sally, foot-ball, dancing, &c., &c. Prizes were offered for all the rustic sports properly so called, and many of them created much fun and merriment. In the racing for the cheese a "cute" lad placed himself in the middle of the hill, affecting to be asleep, and when the cheese came rolling towards him he jumped up, seized it, and bolted off with it but as he had not fairly won it he was pursued by several members of the committee-a most amusing chase —and being eventually caught by Mr. Waito he was obliged to give up the prize, which, after a good deal of competition, was finally borne away in triumph by Daniel E art, junr. In the game of Aunt Sally," a prize of 5s and a new hat was offered to the highest scorer during the day, which was won by E. Sumner, jun.. who seemed to be ''dead on the pipes." The foot-ball afforded a fund of laughter, as it was made to travel over the Park with great rapidity, and in all sorts of zig-zag directions. Now it appeared to be going straight a-bead of you, and if you happened to turn your back it would probably come down plump on your hat, or very unceremoniously try to scrape an acqaintance" with your wife or sweetheart, to the great dismay and discomfiture ot the latter. Dancing, as is always the case in festivities of this nature, attracted numerous votaries. The Committee had judi- ciously selected a nice spot for the erection of the orchestra -which was occupied by Mr. William Sewell and his company of some of the best performers of the surrounding district-amongst whom were also several of the best players in the band of the 2nd Mon. Volunteers, who, by the'kindness of their officers were allowed to attend, and the whole of whom ably executed a very lengthened and well selected programme of dance and other music. Refreshments, at a very moderate tariff fixed by the Committee, could be obtained of Messrs. Churchill, con- fectioners, and of Mr. Dodd, the host of the Winning Horse Inn, the latter of whom bad a splendid marquee on the ground, supplied by Mr. Williams, of Newport. The attendance was very numerous from the commence- ment, and it was computed from good data that upwards of 1000 people visited the Park on this occasion. Much praise is.due to the Committee of Management for their judgment in selecting appropriate sites tor the different games forming the programme of the day, and for their unwearied exertions in promoting the comfort and happiness of the visitors. The utmost good order pre- vailed on the occasion, and Mr. Superintendent Mc.Intosh had so arranged a few of his men on the ground that had any unruly lads attempted to stray in forbidden places they would have been prevented from carrying their designs into execution. On this point, it may here be stated that great credit is due to the visitors to the Park on these occasions, who always appear to conduct them- selves in a very orderly and becoming manner, as if con- scious of the obligation they are under for the opportunity afforded of enjoying the magnificent scenery. Viewed in a pecuniary light we are happy to find that the funds of the Literary Institution will, by this fete, be j placed in a more favourable condition, and we understand that it is the intention of the Committee to hold these gatherings annually-a determination which will doubt- less be hailed with delight by the public generally. The Committee of Management consisted of Messrs. Mc.Intosh. Arthur Edwards, T. Waite, Treherne, William Davies, Cross, E. Fowler, jun.. &c., and, as we have already hinted, they admirably executed their duty, and we have only to add that not only are their thanks due to Mrs. Hanbury Leigh, but those of the public generally are also, for this additional manifestation of her kindness, by which a very pleasant day was passed in one of the most beautiful retreats in this country. CRICKET.-On Monday last, a match between sides chosen by Mr. C. Lawrence (Pontymoile), and Mr. H. A. James (Pan teague), was played on the Pontymoile ground, when Mr. James's team was victorious with some 40 runs to spare. The score was as follows:- PANTF.AGUE (H. A. James's Eleven). First Innings. Second Innings. E. Byrde, b. Gurney -12 b. Gurney 0 J. Jenkins, b. Lawrence -2 c. Rosser, b.Williams 4 J. Gould, c. Dawson, b. Lawrence 9 c. and b. Gurney 13 H. A. James, c. Lloyd, b. (iurney l(i c. Rosser, b. Williams 22 G. W. Williams, b. Lawrence 2 c. and h. Williams 0 W. H. Sharp, b. Lawrence 0 not out 5 J. Wathi." b. Lawrence to.vruiitvois 2 A. O. James, c. Lawrence, b. Gurney -3 b. Williams 1 C.Kennedy,c.Rosser. b.Lawrence 0 c. Dawson, b. Gurney 1 W. Williams, b. Lawrence -6 b. Gurney 0 P. Hughes, not out 1 b. Gprney. 0 Byes, 9; leg bye, 1; wides, 4 14 Byee, 8; leg bye, 1; wides, 4 13 Total 65 Total 63 PONTYMOILE (C. Lawrence's Eleven). First Innings. Second Innings. T. O. Davies, b. H. James 9 b. Gould 2 D. Williams, b. Hughes 2 c.G.Williams, b. Gould 1 J. Gurney, c. and b. H. James 11 c. Byrde, b. H. James 16 F. Dawson, b. Gould 9 b. H. James- 10 C. Lawrence, run out 3 b. II. James- 2 W. H. Rosser, b. Gould 2 c. Gould, b. H. James- 0 T. Jones, c.Ilughes,b.H.James 6 b. II. James 0 A. Lloyd, b. H. James 0 b. H. James. 1 J. R. Essex, b. Gould 0 not out 0 T. Hailing, b. Gould 0 c. G.Williams, b.Gould 0 A. Goolden, not out 1 c. and b. Gould 0 Byes, 2 leg byes, 1; wides, 2 5 Byes, 6; wide, 1 7 Total 48 Total 3D
Esqr., and JOHN THOMPSON, Esqr. FOOLISH WORK HEN.—John Joshua and Isaac Jenkins were. charged with having left the employment of Messrs. Hill and Company, of Cwmbran Wire-works, without. having given the necessary month's notice.—Defendants pleaded that they had not left the work, but acknowledged that they bad neglected it, which seeded to amount to the same thing.—In stating the cage Mr. Hill said that some of the puddlers left work on Wednesday last, and refused to proceed with it, and otiiers subsequently followed their example, the result of which was thi.t the firm had been obliged to throw- up an order which it had received from London, and which had since been sent to Birmingham to be executed—a fact which showed that the men really stood in their own light, and acted iu opposition to their own interests. They (the complainants) had proceeded against defendants, as they appeared to have been the ringleaders. It would be utterly impossible for any firm to carry on work if men were to be allowed to leave their employment when they thought proper, (To Mr. Thompson): 950 w. uld not pay for the loss tiiafc has been sustained by the men neglecting their work, and as times are at present, no work can carry its own. Defendants said, in answer to the charge, that the iron took a deal of working, and they could not stand the heat. —Mr. Hill here observed that, if defendants were sorry for what they bad done be would not press the charge, but would give them another trial.—The Chairman said that if the case had been left to the Bench they would have sent defendants to prison. It was perfectly impossible to carry on work if men did as defendants had done, and they must abide by the rules and customs of the works. They ought to be under great obligations to their masters for the leniency extended towards them, and the decision of the Bench was that they forfeit £ 1 each of their wages. A ROVING THIEF.— Thomas Smith pleaded guilty to having stolen a shirt, the property of William Williams, and a box of dominoes, the property of Margaret Gould, at Llantarnam,—Rachel Williams deposed that she washed the shirt for prosecutor and l ung it on a hedge to dry. The next time she saw it it was on prisoner's back.—P.C. Burrows produced the shirt, which was identified as being the property of prosecutor, and the officer said he found it in prisoner's possession,—The latter said he came from Sussex.—The Chairman told him he had put this county to great expense in coming down here, and be Lad better go back as soon as he could. lie was committed for six week?, with hard labour, STEALING. POLES -John Rawlins was charged with ??v'nK stolen three poles, the property of John James, at ilamhilad.—Defendant said he did not steal three poles, but he would not say about two.—Mr, E. B, Edwards said they would take off one lur him.—Elizabeth Wells, Blaenavon, deposed that she bought a pole of the prisoner last ihuisday week, tor which she gave Harris, of the same place, snid that she bought a pole of defendant, lor which she gave him Is.-—The poles pro. duced outside the Court were identified as the fame the witnesses had purchased from be prisoner.—Ebenezer Evans, in the employment ot prosecutor, said he missed the poles on Thursday week. They hltd been placed at two gateways, to keep the horses out of a corn-field.— P.C. Williams .deposed that he traced the p'.les to Blaenafon, and had them at present out-ide the Ifall.-O n the Bench 1 inquiring as to what was known of the prisoner, Superin- tendent. M'Intosh said that he aud his father had been indicted for stealing a donkey.—The Chairman remarked that the poles were a class of property that was necessarily very much unprotected, and the Eench would, therefore, order the prisoner to be sent to the House of Correction for one month, and advised him not to come there again or he would be more severely dealt with. ANOTHER HEDGE EOBBKRY.—Thomas McCarthy was charged with having stolen a waistcoat, the property of Joseph Vaughan, at L!antarnam.—Mary Williams, wife of John Williams, deposed that the waistcoat had been washed by her,and put out to dry on a hedge, from which she missed it.—Mary Ann Williams said she saw prisoner in the neighbourhood about four o'clock on the evening of Thursday last—the day of the robbery.—P.C. Samuel Jones proved that he found the waistcoat on the back of the prisoner.-In answer to the Bench, Superintendent M'Intosh said that prisoner had been working at, the Nut and Bolt Works, at Cwmbran, for about 12 months.—The Chairman told prisoner that be was very sorry to see him in his present position; it appeared he had been working for some time, which circumstance slightly relieved his case. —He was committed for 14 days. STEALING- WINE.— George Burt, Henry Douglas, and John Eyland were charged with hoving stolen a quantity of wine, the property of William Dodd, Winning Horse Inn, Pontypool. Mr. Alexander Edwards appeared for defendants. It appeared that on the previous Thursday there was a fete in Pontypool Park, at which the pro- secutor had a tent, on a large scale, for the disposal of refreshments. He (prosecutor) said he corded a hamper late at night, containing wine, which was sent to his house and left in the taproom, and trom which it was discovered that, t'vo butties of port and six bottles ot sherry had been alien, froseeutor here compared, ivvo Dottles ot wine rom his stock with one that had been found it, the salld jox of a locomotive engine (where one of the defendants vas supposed to have placed it), and great similarity seemed to exist in their appearance. Eliza Steel, servant :o prosecutor, deposed that defendants and another man into the taproom at an eavlv hour on Thursday morning and ordered a quart of beer, with which she supplied them; the wine was safe when they came in, but the bottles mentioned were missed in the course of Friday morning; she didn't see them touch the wine; she at length went to bed, and left the men in the room by themselves; Mr. and Mrs. Dodd stayed up. By Mr. Thompson The hnmper was opened after they had come into the room. By the Chairman Don't know that the hamper was fastened down. Mr. Dodd I corded it down. By Mr. A. Edwards: The hamper was brought into the house about twelve o'clock; I bad seen it in the park; no one was in the room beside defendants but people belong- ing to the house for two hours; don't know what was in the hamper. Prosecutor (recalled): I know what was in it. By Mr. Thompson: Defendants came down from the railway station, and had a jug of beer in the park.- Henry Evans, foreman ot the locomotive department at Ponty- pool Road Station, next gave evidence of a very lengthened and precise nature, which Mr. E. B. Edwards said just amounted to this, viz., that, he had discovered some of the defendants drunk in the railway shed when he went there at G.80 a.m. on the previous day; that lie had found a bottle of wine in the sand box of a locomotive; and that he had picked up some broken bottles, which he produced; witness added that Douglas told him Bart had brought all the wine that was there. I\S. Basham deposed Yester- day, about 2.30 p.m., I was sent for to the Winning Horse Infl, the landlord of which told me that he had lost eight bottl?s of wine; from information I received I went to the Pontypool Railway Station, and inquired for the defendant Douglas; he was at home, and on being sent for and charged with the theft, he said lie knew nothing at all about it; subsequently he said, "ï wish to tell you all about it;" he then said that Burt and the shoemaker took him to a bouse with a long passage and got him on the "spree;" they went from there to the engiiu -ouse, and they gave him some wine a second time; they were all drunk, and stopped about the place until morning. Burt said he knew nothing about it. The case was at this stage adjourned until Monday. A SAVAGE ASSAULT.—Patrick Mahoney appeared at the instance of Mwtthew Linahan for having assaulted him. Mr. Alex. Edwards appeared for defendant. There were cross-summonses in this case, by which Matthew Linahan, John Flynn, and John Dimn were charged witii having assaulted Patrick Mahoney. From the evidence it would seem that on the night of Saturday last the first- named complainant and defendant quarrelled as they were going up George-street respecting some altercation, as wns sa,id 1,3, oall.qJ:q"ina11t, tliat linci occurred between his father and defendant and ultimately complainant-, in striking at defendant, fell down, and the latter kicked;him twice and struck him with a large stone, from which he became for some time quite insensible. This statement was corroborated by Arthur Palmer, Sarah Iveece, and Joseph Stone, who appeared to be impartial witnesses. As compiainant lay like a dead man the defendants in the other case, Dunn and Flynn, went in pursuit of the defendant Mahoney, for the purpose of giving him in charge (as they said) of the police, because he bad ''killed a man." Having come up with him he sought relief from his tormentors by rushing into the shop of Mr. Thomas Fletcher, who said, in giving evidence, that defendants treated Mahoney in a very shocking manner, and that the statement of their being about to take him to the police station was a new idea, and altogether foreign to the case. Anne Llewellin, who was called by Mahoney, said that the defendant Flynn didn't, kick him, as she prevented him from doing so, and added that the men said they were going to take Mahoney to the lock-up. The Chairman here remarked that it did not seem to be a "new idea" (alluding to the lockup), and, in giving the decision of the Bench, he (1he Chairman) said that, the defendants Ftynn and Dunn had acted very properly in going to the assis- tance and taking the part of Linahan, but they were not justified in taking the law into their own hands. The Bench felt sorry to have to infl.ct a penalty upon them, but. it would only be in the amount 01 the cost- and in regard to Mahoney he appeared to have used a weapon of a deadly description, for which he might have been sent to the assizes to answer a charge of a more serious descrip- tion. Linahan, Dunn, and Flynn were convicted in the penalty of 7s. each costs; and Mahoney in that of 40s., including costf. CHEATING- THE EXCISE. — Edward Vaughan was charged with selling beer without a license. Mr. Alex. Edwards appeared to prosecute, avit-1 said that this custom prevailed to a considerable extent at and as the men got drunk more easily, anil neglected their employ- ment, at everv pay" and "draw under the Ebow Vale Co., the complainants were desirous that it should be put II stop to—not only on the ground mentioned but in justice to people who, paid licenses for selling beer, lie added that, as there was great difficulty in catching the offenders, the Bench was asked to inflict a heavy penalty when a case of this nature came before it. John Coles deposed that he went. to the house of defendant and ob. tained a quart of beer, for which he paid sixpence. In answer to the Bench, Constable Humphries said that there waiinotaiicensedhousewitbinba.ttamiie. The Chair- man said the Bench felt inclined to fall in with the obser- vations made: that, when a case like this came before them, they ought to inflict rather a heavy penalty. De- fendant, who was represented by his wife, was convicted in the penalty of 40s., including costs, or 14 days inj. prisonment. j ASSAULT AT BLAENAVON. — John Jones and James Edwurds were charged with having assaulted William Powell and Martha Pritehard, on the night of Saturday last, at Blaenavon. Powtll, who is I'ritcbard s grandson, said he was standing by their own when the defen- dant. (Jones) came up and struck him, and the other defewlant kicked him. Pritehard said the defendants not only abused her grandson, but, they pulled her down and tore her cloak; their object in vis-.ting the house wivs to get Powell's father out to figbt. Defendants endeavoured at first to make it. pppear that they were not at the house, but from what transpired there seemed to be no doubt they were there. William Lloyd was called to give evidence on behalf of defendants, but after he had made a state- ment, the Chairman tpui him it seemed that he didn't know anything about the matter. Defendants were con- victed in the penalty of'20s. on both charges. KEKIOUS CASE QF ASSAULT. — Isaac Davies appeared at tue instance of Michael Collins for having assaulted him. Mr, Alexander Edwards appeared for defendant. Complainant said that defendant Irrojte his leg in two places, three months AGO, V'ben they were drinjeing to- gether at' Abersychan; he got his l^g twisted within his (defendant's), and broke it twice. Samuel Edwards gave corroborative testimony; he said that defendant got hold of complainant, and tried to put him on the fire, and t.visted his leg round his and broke it, one (Saturday night, m Eleazar Jones' public-house. For the defence, witnesses were called to shew that complaiiuiul whilst in the house was very quarrelsome and mdsv, so much so that the landlord threatened to turn him out, and ultimately carried his threat into execution; that after he had been turned sut lie commenced fighting with somebodv, and that it was whilst so engaged that his leg was broken. The witness Edwards said that defendant- complained of his leg being broken before he went out of the house, and that be took him home; other witnesses said that, Morris Davies took him out of the house. P.C. Keighley informed the Bench that Morris Davies denied having taken defendant out of the house. The case was ultimately adjourned for a fortnight. BEERHOUSE OITENCES.—Alice Morgan was charged with having bad her house open for the sale of beer during a prohibited hour on Sunday last. Mr. Alexander Edwards, who appeared for defendant, applied for an adjournment of the case for the production of evidence, which applica- tion was acceded to. Hester Jeremiah, of the Miner's Arms, was charged, on the informal ion of P.S. Basham, with a similar offence, to which she pleaded guilty, and was convicted in the penalty of 20s.. including costs. Edward, Edwards, Chapel Newydd, Lianover Upper, was 8imilarly charged.. Defendant keeps a eider house, and P.S. Coombs deposed that from 15 to 20 men were found tippling" in a barn near the house, before half-past 12 on Sunday last. The Bench designated this "a very flagrant case," and convicted defendant in the penalty of 20s., including costs. CRUELTY TO A PONY.—Richard Adams appeared to a summons charging him with cruelty to a pony. P.C. Goswell deposed that he saw defendant working a pony with four wounds in its neck, at Blaenavon. Supt. M'lntosh said that he had seen the wounds, which appeared to be deep running ones. Defendant, who is a huck- ster at Abergavenny, and who attends Blaenavon market, said that the wounds had been made by the animal wear- ing a collar that was too large for it. The Chairman told defendant, he hoped that the remorse of his own conscience would bo a sufficient punishment, without anything else, and that ho ought to be ashamed of himself. He was convicted in the penalty of 40s. including costs, or 21 days' imprisonment in default of payment. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.—Joseph 'Dugmore and John James were charged with having been drunk and riotous at, Pontypool. P.C. Price deposed that James was drunk, and wanted to fight, in Trosnant. Tue latter said that a mm of the name of Phillips struck and wished to fight him. He was fined 5s. Dugmore, who did not appear, was fined 10s. including costs. AFRAID OF EACH OTHER.-Mary Morgan summoned Cicely Pain to show cause why she should not enter into sureties of the peace towards her. The parties reside at Cwmbran. Complainant said she lived in bodily fear of defendant. The latter said, I'm more afraid ofhnr than she is of me." The Bench tiound them both over to keep the peace, and ordered them to pay 6s. 6 L each expenses. MISTAKEN IDENTITY.—James Morris appear: d at the instance of James Fiizgerald for having assaulted him. Complainant said that he went into a public-house, at Blaenavon, a week since, when, without saying a word, defendant struck him. In answer to the charge, defen- dant said that lie had struck the wrong man. He was enjoined to be more careful for the future, and fined 20s. including costs. VIOLATING CATTLE PLAGUE ORDSRS.—John Herbert pleaded guiltv to having driven two cows without a license on the turnpike-road, on the 23rd ult. P.C. O'Donnell deposed that he met defendant driving the cows to Job Herbert's, at Celn-y-Crib, without a license. It appeared the cows had got out of their pasture, and had wandered about three-quarters of a mile from home. Defendant was convicted in the penalty of 20s. including costs. A MADDENING BUSINESS.—John Xoonhan was charged with having assaulted Michael Madden, on the Sowhill, Pontypool. From the evidence it seemed that about eleven o'clock on the night of Monday last, Michael was sent by his "better-half" to purchaie some caudles, and on his way he met the defendant, to whom he said Good night," upon which the latter used some very vulgat. lan- guage, and ultimately assaulted him. John England gave some corroborative testimony, after which defendant wag, convicted in the penalty of 20s. including costs. MONDAY, before JOHN THOMPSON, Esq. DIBORDEELY.— William Turner charged with hav- ing been drunk and disorderly, at Blaenavon, on the night of Saturday Jost-a charge which was supported on the information of P.C. Goswell. Defendant said he had been "swindled" out of his pay," which caused him to create a row. He was fined 7s. 6d. or seven days in default. POOR THING !-A poor demented female, who gave the name of Ann Davies, was charged ou the information of P.C. Young with having been drunk and exposing herself, in Crane-street, on the night of Saturday last. It appeared that this, poor creature had been conducting herself very imnronerly in the town for Some time past, and had been previously brought before the Bench on a similar cbarce, when she was diocl-cv.-„, a ï." n' I .uifu. She was now sent to prison for 21 days with hard labour. THE WINE CASE.—This case, which had been adjourned from Saturday, more particularly for the apprehension of a young man of the name of Phillips, who was this morn- ing placed in the box with the other prisoners, viz., Burt, Douglas, and Ryland, and charged with having stolen eight bottles of wine, the property of William Dodd, of the Winning Horse Inn. Mr. Alexander Edwards again appeared for prisoners, and after the evider.eH had been read over, and some fresh testimony given, he submitted to the Bench that there was no case against, his clients, inasmuch as there were no seals to the bottles of wine, and that they had not directly been tr aced to their possession. In the course of some general observations his Worship said that, although the case was very suspicious against defendants, yet as the charge could not be clearly brought home to them they would be discharged.
ABERSYCHAN. A GOOD SIGN.-The notice for a general reduction of wages that was issued here a month ago, and was to have j coim* into operation on Monday, has beeu withdrawn, and the men are working upon the old price. Tliesame policy has been followed, we leurn, at Blaenavon and Pontypool. Apart from the inference to be drawn, this measure has pr 'vented a "strike," as the men here were, we learn, prepared to ''come out, rather than work at a reduced priep. LECTURE.—A Mr. Short lectured at the school-room, lust week, upon physiology, phrenology, &c. Dr. Lupton presided. The matter was good and well delivered, but t-e attendance was small. VAKTEG HILL. The anniversary st rvices ofthe W cslevan Sunday School were held on Sunday last, when appropriate sermons were delivered by the liev. J. B. Blanch aud Mr. Aston. A collection, made at each service, was liberally responded to. On Monday the children walked in pro- cession to Bailey Glas, the residence of Mrs. Vipond, where they were liberally regaled with ati abundant, supply of tea and cake. In the evening the children, teachers, and friends met in the chapel, when various addresses were dehvercd and appropriate pieces and hymns sung and recited by the scholars.
CHEPSTOW. THE BURIAL BOAED.—At a vestry meeting held on Thursday last, to elect members of the Burial Board and auditors of the accounts of the same Board, Mr. Samuel Luff was elected in the room of Mr. George Mereweather, and Messrs. John P. James and Thomas Perkins were re-elected. Messrs. Thomas Griffiths and William Cooper were also elected auditors. POI.ICE COURT, JULY 26, before W. W. MANNING, Esquire. DRUNICBNNESS.—Margaret Walters, of Chepstow, was charged with being drunk on the evening of the 25th inst. She was fined 5s. and 8s. Gd. costs, or in default seven da^s' imprisonment. JULY 27, before H. CLAY, Jurir., Esqr. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.—Henry Riley, a travelling grinder, and Ellm Riley, his wife, were brought up on a charge of being drunk and riotous at the King's Arms'inn, Chepstow, on the 26th inst., and also with refusing to leave the house when ordered by the landlady so to do.— They were fined 4;1, with 9s, 3d. costs each, and in default were committed for one calcnlfar month.
CAERLEON. THE BAPTIST CHAPEL.—We understand that the Rev. D. B. Jones, late of Canton, Cardiff, has accepted the unanimous call of the congregation to the pastorate of this Church. The rev. gentleman has been for the last two months engaged here, and during that time he has obtained the esteem and respect of the whole of the members. THE ENDOWKD SCHOOLS.—The annual meetings of the Trus- tees of these schools took place on Saturday last, Several boys and girls left the schools, and others were admitted. The chil- dren were esratnmed by the ltcy. A. titammeis, who reported favourably of their attainments. The children were afterwards treated to a repast of tea and cake by the Trustees, POLICE COCHT.—On Saturday Anne Mndtkn was charged before the Rev. W. t'owell, at the police-station, with stealing several pieces of earthenware, the property of Martin M-eaa, a Caeileon, 'Jdje prisoner was remanded on bail until tioe petty Session.On Wednesday, John Jiilwards was c • before the liev, "W. l'owell, and C. Nicholson, tisq-, in? "William Dowle, aud John BicKetts, a eon^ wag i.iisoner, who was also charged with beuit, a11 r committed to Usk gaol lor 21 days with hai
BLAENAVON. MONSTER SCHOOL TBEAT. — On Monday last, the children and teachers of all the schools in this place were regaled with tea and cake in the Company's Park. This bountiful treat was given by F. C. Finch, Esq., High Sheriff' for theCDunty, who, with several members of his family, is at present staying at Blaenavon House. About 3 p.m. the scholars belonging to the different denominations formed into a procession, numbering nearly 3,000, and entered the park, where every preparation had been made to conduce to their comfort and amusement. Among those present were: F. C. Finch, Esq., and family; Capt, Rivers, R.N. j Captain F. Finch, London Rifle Brigade; J. Tnompson, Esq., and party, Woodlands; J. Paton, Esq. (manager of the works), and family, &c. After tea a variety of rustic sports were introduced, such as swinging, jumping, dancing, racing, and climbing the greasy pole, the leg of mutton off which, after sundry ineffectual at. tempts, was eventually wou and triumphantly carried off by a young miner. Two brass bands were in attendance, and they continued to discourse sweet music at intervals throughout the evening. The day was also one of general rejoicing in this district in consequence of the gratifying annouucement being made that the expected end much- dreaded reduction in wages would not take place, the knowledge of which, together with the merry peals of the church bells and the booming of cannon throughout the day, produced a feeling of gladness in the hearts of All the inhabitants. The Misses Finch and their friends" ero indefatigable in their exertions to promote the happiness of the juveniles, !or whom they bad provided an immense quantity of toys, &c. The entertainment concluded with a grand display of fireworks, under the superintendence of a gentleman from the eminent house of Mr. W. Darby, London. The rocke's, shells, sancissons, revolving wheel?, &c., in various colours and devices, were truly magnificent, and the display was witnessed by upwards of 6,000 per- sons, who gave laud and frequent tokens of their admi- ration of these wonders of tLe pyrotechnic art. At the conclusion the bands played tbe National Anthem, and I' the assembly gave three tremendous cheers for F. C. Pinch, Esq., and his family, which terminated one of the grandest and most liberal treats that have ever been given in Blaenavon.
ABERGAVENNY. PIIOGMORE-STEEET. — A correspondent desires, through our columns, to call the special attention" of the Town Commissioners to the row of thatched cottages in Frogmore-street, inhabited by several Irish families. He says "Unfortunately the saying respecting the dirty state of the lower classes of Irish is fully borne out and anyone passing to and from the town, cannot help being struck by the miserable and filthy condition of these cottages, which are a positive disgrace to the town. The authorities are busy at work with the sewerage, but so long as such fever dens are tolerated, the good of the one is neu- tralized by the evil of the other. It is to be hoped the Board have sufficient power (and if so, let them use it) to make a clean sweep of the lot, for if owners have no compassion for their tenants (and the greater the rnisiortune tenants can always be had for such places), it is no reason why the community at large should suffer for the sake of putting a few pounds in the pockets of any landlords." On Thursday last about 200 persons consisting chiefly of tradesmen, from Tredegar, and their families, arrived in this town for the purpose of having a day's enjoyment, in a field situated at the foot of the Little Skyrrid, wherein Mr. W. Denner in whose occupation the field is, had caused two spacious marquees to be erected, in which tea and other refreshments were abundantly provided. After I gaining the selected spot all proceeded to enjoy themselves according to the bent of their inclination -some with ascending the hill; others—excited by the skilful performances of a brass band-with trip- ping it on the light fantastic toe whilst others again joined in quoits, Aunt Sally," and other games; but the amusement which received the greatest amount of patronage was Kiss in the Ring." In the evening several of the "natives" visited the field and joined in the sports. The fete terminated about 8.30, when the excursionists were compelled to resign their amusement and retrace their steps to the railway station, from whence they returned homewards, all apparently "11 —a ..low .1. outing." PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Rev. J FAJIQUHAK, C. BAILET, JUD., and T. DAVIES, Esqrs. ASSAULT.—David Jones, miller, Cwmyoy, appeared to answer a summons at the histance of Ann Gunter for having assaulted her. It appeared that complainant, who lives uot far from Mr. Jones's, was in the habit of cross- ing a wheat-field, belonging to the latter; for this pur- pose she was obliged to get over a stile, which was mada of wattling, and on the top of which some sprays had been placed by the defendant for the purpose of preventing the fowls entering the wheat-fields. These sprays being a hindrance to complainant she displaced them; and the defendant, seeing this, came up and, after replacing some of the sprays, struck complainant several times. In replr to Mr. Baker, who appeared for defendant, complainant admitted pulling the sprays off, and also acknowledged that there was another way in which she might have gone. Phcebe Griffiihs contradicted the evidence given by com. plainant, adding that she (complainant) gave the first cause of offence, and also that she was in the liabit of annoying Mr. Junes. Jane Jones, daughter of defendant, corroborated the latter evidence; but she admitted that her father struck the complainant. Defendant was, fined o-i. and costs. DOG SHOOTING.—Mark Barnes, gamekeeper in the employment of Archdeacon Davies, of L'anwenarth Citra, was summoned by James Harris for wounding two sheep dogtf. James Hees, servant to complainant, deposed that oil Tuesday, the 23rd of July, he was about to take some cattle and sheep to a field belonging to hia master, having with him two dogs and also an axe for the purpose of mending the fence; the sheep, however, got into. another field and the dogs followed them; shortly after- wards he heard the report of a gun, and saw one of the. dogs coming up to bim, lame and bleeding; he also found the other dog in a similar state. Mr. Harris, upon bein"- sworn, stated that he was from home at the time tho dogs were wounded, but hearing of it, he returned, and upon going into a neighbour's house he saw defendant, aud asked him if he could inform him who had shot his dogs; defendant, replied that he had shot them, and that he (complainant) could go and pull the shots out; when he went home he examined the dogs and extracted about 25 shots. Caroline Harris, daughter of complainant, deposed that she followed her father and beard Barnes acknowledge to having shot the dogs. The defendant was fined 20s. and costs. A CROSS-SUMMONS.—James Rees and Thomas Harris were charged by Mark Barnes (the defendant in the former case), with sporting without a license. Complainant, after stating his case, said, in answer to Mr. Sayce, who appeared for defendants, that he saw defendants on the Archdeacon Davies' ground, having with them a gun and two dogs; he saw them starting a bare but didn't hear them shoot, This statement was contradicted by Thomas Harris, and the Bench, hearing that complainant's sum- mons was obtained after that of Mr. Harris in the former case, dismissed the present summons. REFUSING TO PAT RATEs,-Tlunnas Price vras charged with this offence. From the evidence given by Mr. Browning, rate collector, it appeared that defendant re- fused to pay the sum ot 15s, 3d., for rates, stating that he had paid Mr. Ellis, and could produce the receipt. This he did in Court, but on its being examined by the Commisioner's Clerk, the receipt he referred to was found to be one for a payment previous to the amount now claimed becoming due, consequently defendant was or- dered to pay the amount sought to be recovered, with costs. ASSAULT.—Ann Lew<,s was summoned by Margaret Farrell for assaulting her on the 2drd of July. Com- piainant deposed that on Wednesday last, while she was walking along Victoria Street defendant came by and pushed her off the path violently, and also used profane language. Fdisabeth Grey corroborated this statement but Mr. Farquhar who appeared for defendant comra dieted ,t, and produced Jane Ingram and Mrs. Gardner C01itradicti- The case was wi^X^me^oni^ £ k!Wlth this oII'encP> Printed and Published /<»• th* CLARK, at his Offices ttrJa? Proprietor, by JAMES HENUT Monmouth, August 4, 18G6. ™ Uy