ISirtfiB. At the Kingcoed, Llandenny, recently, the wife of Richard Edwards, laborer, of a son. I At Blaenavon, August 12, the wife of Mr. John Rees, post- master, of a son. At Monmoutb, August 14, the wife of John T. Williams, Esq., solicitor, of a daughter. At Llanaravon Mill, Llanvrechva Lower, August 12, the wife of Mr. John Marfell, of a son. Carnages. At the Parish Church of Chepstow, August 9, by the Rev. Samuel Francis Morgan, vicar, William Rowcliffe, Esq., of 20, Sussex-place, Regent's-park, and 1, Bedford-row, third son of Charles Rowcliffe, Esq., of Milverton, Somersetshire, to Matilda Frances, youngest daughter of Thomas Brown, Esq., of Hard- wick House, Chepstow. At Llangibby, August 14, by the Rev. William Thomas, Rector of Alverdiscott, Devonshire, the Rev. Edward Addams Williams, B.A., Rector of Llangibby, son of the late W. A. Williams, Esq., of Monmouth, to Caroline Frances, second daughter of the late W. A. Williams, Esq., of Llangibby Castle. Ðtatbø. At Baron-street, Usk, August 11, Mr. Evan Daniel Parry, aged 30 years.
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS. Ptntypool County Court, some Blaenavon news, and a couple of cricket scores, are held over through a pressure on our space.
DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. STEAM CULTIVATION IN MONMOUTHSHIRE. PUBLIC TRIAL OF ST. EAM IMPLEMENT S. On Thursday last an exhibition of farm implements worked by steam power, belonging to the Herefordshire Steam Cultivating and General Implement Company, took place on the farm of Mr. Thomas Watkins, Llanvair Kilgeddin, situated about mid-way between Usk and Abergavenny. The implements on the ground, all of which had steam power applied in their working, were a cultivator, worked on the direct system by two engines of twelve-horse power, each,—a threshing machine, by a twelve-horsepower engine, and a chaff cutter; a turnip pulper, and a circular saw, worked by a three-horse power engine. About 1200 persons, it was estimated visited the ground, and the work of the several imple- ments was closely watched by the spectators, the working of the cultivator, of course, attracting the greatest share of attention. The field appropriate for the trial of this implement was a clover-ley of about eight acres in extent. The steam engines were placed opposite each other, at the full breadth of the field, and twisted wire ropes were attached to the cultivator, by which it was drawn in each direction alternately by the steam engines. The irons which entered the soil were three in number, placed at about twelve inches apart, and they grubbed up the ground to a depth of from ten to twelve inches. After a portion of the field had undergone this operation, the engines, which move themselves, were steamed off to the other two sides of the field, and in their progress had to ascend a very steep part of the field. After the engines had reached their positions the cross grubbing commenced, at about the same depth and by these means the sub-soil was effectually disturbed. By the two processes the soil had now become completely worked through, -but none of the surface was turned under, which fact seemed to create some surprise among the spectators, who had evidently espeeted to see the surface turned under as with the ordinary plough;—but this implement works in a different fashion, and after it has passed thoroughly through the soil, at a con- siderable depth, it becomes the work of the drags to remove the surface, and the harrows to tear it to pieces, before the seed is sown. In executing the work the cultivator met with considerable impediment from the TOCKJ NAXURC R C C.U —j in its progress it removed a great number of ponderous stones some of which weighed from 2 to 3 cwt. each. At four o'clock about 70 persons sat down in a spacious marquee to a capital luncheon, provided by Mr. Philip Morgan, of the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny. William Herbert, Esq., of Clytha, presided, aud the company comprised most of the principal farmers of the district. At the conclusion of the repast the Chairman rose, and informed the meeting that they had met together that day to form a branch of the Hereford Steam Cultivation Association. The farmers were the parties more imme- diately concerned in the establishment of a branch of the kind in the county, but others, he hoped, would sub- scribe to the undertaking as an investment. The asso- ciation in Hereford had paid 15 per cent. interest during the past year, and he believed it would turn out as profit- able an investment in this county. They had seen the operations of the machine that day, and it had proved pretty successful. There had been some obstructions to to the work from the rocky nature of some parts of the ground, but the machine had succeeded in making a good soil of nine inches in depth. He had himself purchased a grass cutting machine from the same company, which had answered the purpose for which it was intended admirably. It had been taken to by Mr. Culverwell, who had let it out, and had, he believed, nearly realised half the cost. They wanted to raise about £1,000, to get a set of tackle for this district; and if any further infor- mation was required, Mr. Smith, the agent of the Here- ford Association, would be happy to give it to them. Mr. Phillips-Smith, on being called upon, stated that to him this was a perfect matter of business. He bad brought the engines of the company there to show what they could do. In the autumn of last year he was invited to come down by Mr. Herbert, but it was a busy time, when the engines could not be spared; he had since con- sulted the directors, and had induced them to send their engines. The two engines he bad brought down would cost about JE1,600, independently of the cultivator and other implements; but if they could be induced to join the Hereford Association, they would form part of a most successful company in full working order. The first half-year they had realised 22 J per cent. If they determined to take to a set of tackle of their own, it would cost JB2 000. Mr. Herbert had told them they bad had a bad field to contend with. He begged to differ with him; he never wished a better field. The accident that had happened to the poor boy was a casualty that had never occurred before, and was caused by his chaff- ing with those about him instead of minding his work; however, he was happy to say the injury he received was but slight-nothing further than spraining his ancle. Many regretted that he had not exhibited a steam plough, but he considered it a mere farce to bring a steam plough* When a steam plough was hooked to an engine, it would be for the purpose of doing something that could not be completed. If be had brought a steam plough there that day rt would have turned up a lot of sour earth, and he would soon have been told to stop. Major Herbert thought Mr. Smith had properly remarked on the work of the cultivator, and that of the steam plough. If they looked on the van in the field, they would see by the advertise. meut that it was not only a steam cultivator that the company had, but they also supplied a steam- threshing machine, a steam cider-making machine, a reaping machine, and a mowing machine,—so that far- mers who had not capital to invest in the purchase of these machines may be able to avail themselves of them through the company. Some ten or a dozen years ago bands of Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire men could be seen about the country looking for employment, but such was not now the case. and ruachinry was required to do the work; but until the landlords drained their land all machinery would be thrown away. He did not intend to allude to his relative, who had done a good deal in that way, but he would pass the list of subscribers down, jhteh would show them that it was not all preaching on his part, but a little practice as well, as they would see he had put his name down for ten shares; and he had, besides, employed the company's machines to do some ork on his farm. The list, which was passed round, showed the following names as subscribers for shares at 25 each :—W. Herbert. Esq. (^)>Herbert, Esq. (10), Major Herbert (10), Mr. W. Watkins (10), Mr.T. Watkins (10), Mr. Peter Marfell (5), Mr. Philip Morgan (5), Mr. John Morgan (5). Mr. Roger Morgan (5).Several further remarks upon the proceedings of the day and as to the prospect of success of the Company in the district, were made by Mr. W. Herbert, Mr. Smith, Mr. Culverwell, and others, and the company afterwards separated.
held at tne Town Hall, on the 6th inst., at which there were present: Messrs. Thomas Watkins (in the chair), W. Price, George Williams, Thomas James, Edward Price, John E. Williams, Walter Blower. James Powell. C. G. Watkins, William Gwatkin, and W. Gough. After the minutes of the last meeting bad been read and con- firmed, Mr. Watkins reported that the making of the seven chains of new road in Goytre bad been let to Mr. Abraham Williams for dB90 10s. It was resolved that the Chairman Vice-Chairman, and Messrs. C. G. Watkins, James Powell, J. A. Williams, and Thomas James, be a committee to carry out the intended improve- ment on the highway, and the diversion of brook at Llangwm Ucba and Llangwm Isha (three to be a quorum). The Surveyor also produced his estimate; shewing the cost of the work. A letter trom the Rev. Thomas Evans, Rector of Goytrey, was read, cotoplaiiiing that three gates had been placed upon a road in Goytrey leading from the upper part of the parish to Lianover and Pontypool, and the Clerk was directed to send a copy of the letter to Colonel Byrde, who, it was stated, bad put up the gates on the Penystan road. The usual order as to signing chequt-s was made, and the meeting then adjourned to the 3rd of September at four o'clock. PETTY SESSIONS, AUGUST 3, before G. R. GREEN- HOW-RELPH, S. CHURCHILL, W. R. STRETTON, and E. LISTER, Esqrs. INDECENCY. —John INDECENCY. Coney, jun., was charged with "in- terfering with tile comfort" ot certain lailway passengers, at Usk, on the 21st of July. It appeared that the" inter. ference in question consisted in defendant having come out of the water in a state of nudity, and exposed himself to the passengers in a train which was standing on the embankment near to the station. He pleaded guilty, and said he had been drinking. Fined 18s., including costs; to pay in a fortnight, or, in default, 14 days' hard labor. DRUNKENNESS, —Oliver DRUNKENNESS, Church, tarmer, Llangeview, was charged with being "ruuk at Usk, on the 28'h July. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was ordered to pay 6. including costs. THE ADJOURNED HIGHWAY CASES. —The justices who had undertaken to view certain encroachments at Liang. view (Mr. Greenhow-Relph and Mr. Churchill), now re- presented that the defendants (Edward Jenkins and Lewis Morgan), had promised to aiter the fences, as they (the justices) hat suggested, by which the encroachments would be removed. Both cases were adjourned to the 4th of January next, to enable defendants to carry out their promises, WAGES. case, in which John Williams was sum. moned by Edward Lewis, for wages, was allowed to be withdrawn, being, as the Bench said, a question for the County Cuurt. SETTLED. —In the case of Samuel Willmott, brick-burner, charged with leaving the employment 01 Thomas Day, the the parties did not appear, and it was stated that defen- dant had returned to his work. POOR-RATES. case* in which summons bad been taken out for the non-payment of poor-rates in the parish of Llangeview were said to have been settled. COUNTY COURT, AUGUST 4, before His Honor JUDGH HERBERT. At this court the cause list was unusually heavy, there being set down for hearing 6 adjourned cases, 1 judgment reserved, 3 not served from last court, 77 new plaints, and 1 bankruptcy adjourned last examination. AN ACTION TO RECOVER FOR GOODS SUPPLIED TO A WIFE. Margaret Edwards v. Joseph Lewis.—The plaintiff in her statement alleged that the defendant's wife had been in the habit of running up an account for goods, and which bad amounted to the sum claimed, 1;2 16s. 6d. She produced her books, and proved the validity of the claim. Defendant said he did not know anything at all of the matter; be had been in the habit of giving all his earnings to his wife, and concluded that she had made right use ot them; he was not aware that she bad obtained credit to anything like the amount claimed; he had a wife and four children-he was a common labourer, and his weekly earnings did not average more than 12s.; he had no pro. perty whatever. In answer to the plaintiff, defendant said he did not possess a rick of hay. His Honor made an order fur payment of the amount claimed by instalments of 6s. a month. -r/v-vr nttatrrt\to cit*« William Blower v. Ferdinand Capel Hanbury Williams and others.—The following summonses arose out of the same circumstances as a case heard at the last court, in which it will be remembered, the huntsman of the Monmouthshire Hounds was defendant. The first case heard to-day was against Mr. Bateman, jun., for tres- passing upon land in the occupation of the plaintiff. Plaintiff, on being sworn, said: I claw) 5i. for damages to fencing caused by riding over my land after the hounds; I cannot swear to seeing Mr. Bateman there myself, but I believe my man can swear to him; it was on the 27th of January—not the same time as the case of Mr. Fisher; I was in the field myself; I cannot say over how many fields they rode; they rode round forty acres of wood; I have some one here to speak to the damage of the wheat, clover, and fencing; I should have put it differently if I bad laid it myself. Cross-examined by Mr. R. Bateman (lather of the defendant): He asked me which way he should go when he was on my farm; I said, Go round the hedge, and don't go across the field, and then you will do me no damage;" he had been on the land before tha I did not complain, of his having been on it I told him to keep round the bedge; I allowed him to go over the field, although be had been trespassing on my clover. Jusoph Rogers deposed: I am in the service of Mr. Blower; I saw Mr. Frederick Bateman on the land, coming through the Park Wood; Park Wood is on Mr. Blower's land; defendant went from the wood through a wheat field, along and into the road; I did not see him in the road- I aid not see him in the clover field; defendant was riding a grey horse. Cross-examined by Mr. R. Bateman: I am quiie certain it was a grey horse. His Honor: It is not proved defendant was in the clover. Mr. John Herbert was then called to give evidence as to the amount of damage done, and said: I am well ac- quainted with the value of land; I went, in company with Mr. Pritchard, to value it; this was in the end of January; I went over the land after the second riding; I should ray the damage altogether was £ A. His Honor: But I must have the damage laid separately for each field. Witness continued: I cannot tell exactly the damage to e ch; there were three fields of wheat, and about eight bushels of wheat damagtd; there was as muob or more damage done in the one field as in the other two put to. gether; in the Caellan field the damage might be put at about 35s.; the next field 16. and the upper end Park field Ira.; the other might be about 6s., and the fencing 4s.; there were two or three fences; the one between the wheat field and the Caellan field, 2s; the Caellan field, Is.; between the clover and stubble, 6d., and 6d. for the upper end Park. Joseph Rogers recalled: I did not see defendant in the Upper End Park field. William George next gave evidence as to the damage done. and continued: I have been a farmer all my life; I went over this land in the latter end of January, after the 27th; I went in company with Mr. Williams, ot Green Court; I agree with Mr. Herbert that it is clay land, and wherever the horse put its foot it tears it up, and starves it; I remember the clover field, and I should value the damage at from 8 ewt. to half-a-ton, by what the horses trampled on; it was over the same clover field that I was taken over in December; it was very wet, and I went in a day or two after over the fresh grass; I value the damage to the fresh grass at £ 2; in the other field I should say there was a sack of wheat, which is worth about 30s.; in the other two fields there would be about two or three bushels; for tne fencing I should say about 8s; it would take a good two days to repair it. Mr. Bateman, jun., sworn: I remember being out in January, and being in the fields referred to; I did not ride over any wheat at all; 1 asked Mr. Blower which way I should go; I was then uoing through the gap; when I asked him be said, Keep up the side, and mind the hedges and wheat;" be made no objection to my going, and did not complain of my having been over the clover field before that; there were about 60 out altogether; all the 60 did not keep together; there were some in one field and some in another. Mr. Robert Bateman asked Mr. Blower where be saw his son, to which the plaintiff replied that he saw him in Upper End Park field, but it was useless complaining, as he (defendant) would not listen to him. This concluded Mr. Bateman's case, and the case against the Hon. J. F. Clifford-Butler was next taken. Plaintiff again sworn: I saw the defendant in the field, but he would not give his name; I have no other evidence to give in this case.—By defendant: I asked you for your name, and you would not give it. Defendant deposed: I was in Mr. Blower's field on thii- 1 occasion; there were only one or two others in the field a the time; it was ater the hounds had gone by; I cann out of the wood and rode by a man breaking up sticks; I said to him, "let me go by you;" I was then going quite slowly; he repli-d, "no, 1 won't let any man go," but added, if xou give me your nalDs I will let you go;" ] gave him my name as Butler; I had ridden round his land, but I don't know that I had been on any of his t clover.—Cross-examined by plaintiff: A man was with me when I gave my name; after I said "Butler," the man behind me added, "the Hon. Clifford-Butler;" I make a. point of never riding on wheat; I remember the stubble field; I am quite certain I did not go across any wheat field. The next case heard was that against Mr. Capel Hati- bury Williams, which had been adjourned from last Court. It was a double action—for an assault, and for damages in riding over the land. His Honor explained the nature of the assault, observ- ing that the law would not permit plaintiff to arrest a man, nor stop a person simply to make him give his name. If the defendant was trespassing on any particular part the plaintiff had a perfect right to stop his going in that direction; but it was clearly proved that the plaintiff only took hold of the reins to ascertain his name, and not to stop him from going in any particular direction. Mr. Blower intimated that he would withdraw the ac- tion for the assault. His Honor: You may please yourself: your can either withdraw it, or I will give you a nonsu;,& e Mr. Blower. A nonsuit sir? I don't understand it. Would you pleasfi to tell ire what it is ? (Laughter). His Honor: Well, if I nonsuit you it will, give you power to try your cause again. Mr. Blower ultimately decided to withdraw his action for the assault, and the case for damage was then pro. ceeded with. Plaintiff sworn: I saw Mr. Williams on my land on the 27th of January; he was on the young clover and-wheat, and rode to and fro over the wheat—the Caellan wheat nctd.—By defendant: I did not see you before; I cannot tell you where you went; I was by myself; Major Stretton has had the land valued, and it was valued at 30s.; Is. 6 I. 1 has been paid into Court, but I clllim 2s.; there were 25 in the field altogether. Defendant sworn said: I was on the pathway; I was not on the clover field at all; plaintiff was standing there; Mr. Blower was standing about 30 Jarrls off the wood they came up to; if he had asked us we would not have gone over, because we might have gone over the brushwood; there were about 14 or 15 in the clover field I went. right round the clover, not over it at all: it was then Mr. took hold of the reim and held me; there it was he got mv name; I went into the «heat field along the hedge; there was a gap there, and I shot past, the gap, and had to turn back along the hedge side; I could not have done any damage to his wheat the way I went; Mr. Little was with me; the gap was broken down before. Mr. William Hunter Little sworn: I came up to the last witness in the field, and saw a man holding the horse by the bridle; it was in the clover field; we had not been over the wheat but came through the Common; I bad not been with Mr. Williams bef"re we met there; Mr. Blower let his horse go, but we found we could not get through, so we turned back and came to the gap; I did not notice what was in the field. An action against Mr. Alpbonse Herbert was here stated to have been settled out 01 Court. The case against Col. Roden was next called on, and Joseph Rogers deposed to seeing him on his master's land on the occasion in question he was after the bounds, and the witness saw him in the clover field. The action against Mr. Lister was next brought forward, and was adjourned to the next Court, by consent. In the case of Mr. Charles Boulton, Is. had been paid into Court, but this did not satisfy plaintiff, who was then sworn, and said: 1 saw defendant in the clover field, but not in the way I had pointed out to him-along the hedge; instead of which he went in the clover, and before I came up to him he was in the wheat; he could have got round the wheat field as well as going across it, because he had a park of 40 acres before him; I did not s. e him in the clover field. Defendant sworn: I was on the road-way, not in the field; I went through the Park Wood to go to the place; plaintiff was not on the mad-way at all. This case was ultimately settled by the plaintiff aceent- UL Cl. next called, and the plaintiff said he saw him in the young clover. and in the wheat field.—Cross-examined by the defendant: I saw you come over the gap; I swear vou did not come by the clover up to the gap; you did not ask me where to go, nor speak to me; I did not tell you th..t you were doing no damage; I did not tell you that you might go where you liked, and go to h- Defendant said I ha 1 leave from Mr. Blower before I came on the ground; I a4ced him if I should be trespass- ing, and be said, you can go where you like, and go to h I kept along the course pointed out to me; I did not go across the wheat field, but went about 10 yards along the side of one wheat field to get into the turnpike- road. Plaintiff re-examined by his Honor: I never gave him any leave; I never saw him till I saw him in my field. Mr. Charles Coleman's action was next heard, in which plaintiff deposed to having seen the defendant in his clover field, on the 11th of December, 1865,-thil was not at the same time as the otii ers.-Cross-e ami tied by defendant: You were in the clover fie;d; there is no road-way through the Park Wood; there is no road over my field into the Park Wood.—Judgment was given in this case for the plaintiff for Is. damage. The next case, that of Mr. W. B. Gething, was adjourned. His Honor then questioned several of the defendants, but neither Mr. Knight nor Mr. Boutton could tell how many were out in the hunt. His Honor, in giving judgment in the cases he had not already adjuuicatd upon, said, in the case of Mr. Cl-fford- Butler there could be no compensation, as, from the evi. dence, he had gone in a irection sanctioned by the plaintiff. Still, he thought it would have been better had the plaintiff been aware of the course they had taken. He believed also that tlie plaintiff had given Mr. Knight and Mr. Boulton permission, and sanctioned their goiug over his land. In i tios, cases where he had give" permission he (the Judge) should give no damages, but would non- suit the plaintiff. I" the case of Mr. Bateman, his Honor, after re-consideration, gave a verdict for the plaintiff. The money paid into Court by Mr. Williams he thought was sufficient; he would also give judgment against Col. Roden for the a 'me amount, with the expenses of two witnesses. Mr. Blower, on hearing the decision of the Court, said Weil, then, I suppose the wheat must go to the wall. HIs Honor: if you repeat that statement, Mr., Blower, I will commit you for contempt of Court. You will pit-aie to withdraw it. Mr. Blo*er then withdrew his remark. Since the Court-day the Judge has re-considered some of the judgments given, and by his direction they have been entered as follows:—. Blower w. Hon. J. F. Chfford.Butler; claim, 5s. Judg. meat for plaintiff.—-Same v, F. C. Williams. Judgment for money paid into Court i 2s, 6d.—Same v. Colonel Roden. Judgment for Is. 6d.—^iaine v. Charles Boulton. Judg- ment for money paid into C iurt, 2s.—Same w Frederick Bateman. Judgment for plaintiff.—Same v. G 'o. Knight. Judgment for defendant.—Same 11. Charles Coieman; claim, 6s. Judgment, for Is.—Same w. Lister and Gethirig; adjourned by consent.—'Same v. Major Stretton, Richards, fi. Pritchard, jun., and Alphonse Herbert; settled. It will be in the recollection of our readers that at the last Court, Mr. Bluwer summoned the huntsman, Richards, for damages, 95, for an assault, and also for riding over his ground after the hounds. His Honor, after hearing the evidence on both sides, reserved his judgment; and he now gave judgment for the defendant. AN ACTION FOR THE RECOVERY OF SALARY. Joseph Rennie v. Morgan Jones.—Mr. Gustard (of the firm ot Waddtugtou all,A Gusiard), appeared for plaintiff; and Mr. Blount for tHe defendant. The plaintiff is a superintendent of works and contractor, and from his statement—a very lengthy one—it appeared that in June of last year he saw defendant about the erection of the Naptha Works at Usk; they had h d, several meetings, and at one, at Pontypool, on the 2nd ot September, he agreed to erect the building at 2s. 3d. the perch tor the building, and 2s. for the boundary wall; his salary for the superintendence of it was to be two guineas a week; twelve men were brought from Pontypool and the work was proceeded with; on the first pay-day Mr. Morgan Jones" subbed" the men; 'la a fortnight afterwards de- fendant was poorly and could not attend to pay the men, so he gave plaiutiff a cheque, which was cashed at Mon- mouth, and with which he paid the men; the whole of the money (£205s. 7d.) he paId to the men; plaintiff told defendant that his lastsituation was worth two guineas a week, and that he could not undertake the work for le-s money; he never paid the men but that once; he did r.ot include his own salary in that; he had expended £ £ 12s. 8 ind claimed £ 12 19-?. for working labour, oui of wnieh he nad only received £ 4, leaving n balance of £ 13 lis. 8 I.; it wis in his (plaintiff's) house the agreement was made; le did not recollect defendant's son makin.r a note of any. thing that was said; he recollect ed the cheque, on the 31st if October, for A;20 5s. 7d; he knew Mr. Jones'hand- I writing, ctuld not be positive whether the signature pro- duced was Mr. Jones'; the agreement for the work was nothing to do with his «ages. [Here detendaut proiiuced • le ter written to him by the plaintiff, tending to show t->at the laiter had agreed to do the work for a stated sum; and it was consequent on a conservation he had with dp- fendant that he replied to this leiter, in which he begged or a little longer time, and said, I am certain I shall He able to make it pal., if you will only encourage me."] — Plaintiff said he finished the work.—Mr. Blount then called the defendant, who said he went round the site of the works with plaintiff to see what was to be done; he sked plaintiff what would be the price for doing the Work, and the latter said 2s. 3d. all round; detendaut agreed to give him 2s. 3d. tor the building and 2s. for the boundary wall; he agreed to tbis, and the contract was made on those terms; he (defendant) asked his son to make a note ol it, and he did so at the time; did not say anything about being paid for his services as superintendent; he said he was going to work it himself; he did not say he should be a loser, but witness told him he would; he said he would take it by the perch.—Henry Andrews, who was present at the tim ■ the agreement was made, said that the plaintiff undertook to do the work at a fixed price.—Benjamin La irence, architect and surveyor, New- port, deposed to having measured the work done, of which ha gave particulars.-His Honor, in giving ju igment, ,aid the plaintiff had apparently mistaken the law, in sup- posing that he could recover; but according to the evi- dence the coutract included all expenses, and he must, therefore, give judgment for defendant; one witness and tiia attorney's claims allowed, AN ACTION FOR MAINTENANCE OF A CHILD. Robert Jones v. Robert Barton.—In this case both parties reSide at Ragla The detendaut had h id a chihi Committed to his care, and which he wanted to place out somewhere; knowing tne plaiutltf lie took the child there, and after a conversation with him and his wife agreed to leave it in their care, to be treated as one of their own the child was very delicate, and. from plainiiff's statement, they did not have an hour's r. s any night while it was there;" defendant paid £1 at the time, which plaintiff said was only for one week! Detendaut said he paid Xil ana at the same time >a.ld that would do tor a month, at 5s. per week. The cblld, died in a fortnight, and toen ca ue funeral expenses, which the plaintiff bore, and he now sought to recover these items of expenditure, amount- ing to 1:4 12s., together with a proportionate sum as com- pensation for personal anxiety. His Honor, alter bearing defendant, gave judgment for £1 7s. 6d.; one witness allowed. ACTION JOB WAGES. James v, Pritchard.—In this case the plaintiff was a lad ot about 13 or 14 years of age, and he had agreed to work tor the deienoant for Is. a week, with his board. He stayed in the employment of defendant for six months, when he left, because he did not like his situation. Ten shillings had been paid into Court, but the plaintiff claimed 15s. more. For the defence it was proved that plaintiff was not in the employment of defendant but in that of his father. His Honor nonsuited the plaintiff. MINOR CAUSES. John Pitt, laborer, Usk, v. William Gwyer Lovett, Newport Claim, A;12 Ih., for work aud tabor. Adjourned. William, Conway, chemist, Pontypool, v. Joseph Evans, Usk. Ciaim, 14- tor gooda. To pay in a week. Richard Satchill, Usk, v. James Cording, Llangwm Dcun. Ciaim, 5s 8d., for goods. To pay in a week. Charles Tedman, tailor, Raglan, v. Edward Rosser, laborer, Raglan. Claim, £1 12s., for goods. To pay by three instalments. William Cocker, miller, Goytrey, v. William Phillips, laborer, Goytrey. Claim, 91 Is. 3d., for goods. To pay by 3s. a month. Jones and Powell, Usk, v. Joseph Evans, Usk. Claim, 93 6J. 3d., for goods. To pay iu a week. Same, v. Richard II or ton, Llanbaddock. Claim, £ 4 Os. 81., for gooos. TopayjBlinatnonth. James Parker, grocer, Usk, v. Walter Jones, Llandenny. Claim, 5s. 2 i., lor goods, To pay i<> a month. Enoch James, tailor, Raglan, v. William Ford, laborer, iuumuioukli. UIUIUJ, lis,, Tut guuua UUU wum. iu yay forth" ith. Lewis Morgan, blacksmith, Llanvair Discoed, v. Joseph Lewis, IVustivy, laborer. Ciaim, 4s. 2d., tor goods aud worK. Judgment for 3s. 2,1. in a mouth, James Paine, shoemaker, Usk, v. Frederick Morqan, Raglan. Clai:<, £ 1 19s, 6d., for goods and work. To pay oJ as. a month. Same v. Wm. Meredith, Llanbaddock. Claim 13s. 6d. for goods anil work. John Lewis, laborer, Kemeys, v. Isaac Wilks, smith, Goytrey. Claim, 96 6s. lid. Judgment for £ 3 13s. Id.— admitted by defe. d ,ut-1011, forthwith, aud the balance by 5s. u month. Same v. Elizabeth Lewis, Goytrey. Ciaim, JB3 15s. lid., for goods. To pay i-y 5Js. u month. Same v. John Jenkins, Mamhilad. Claim, 18s lid. To pay 4-. in a week, and the balance by two instalments. Richard Satchell, giocer, Usk, v. Elizabeth Timewell, Uxk. (JiUiin, £ 5s. 7d., for goods. To pay by 10s. a month. BANKRUPTCY. RE George Roberts.—This bankrupt, who came up for his last examination, was opposed by Mr. Alexander Edwards, on hena t uf the trading assignee, Mr. Thomas. The opposition was based upon the sale of a horse, winch a st p-son of the bankrupt hud bought, and it was not clearly elicited where he obtained the money to make the purchase. The examination was consequently adjourned to the next Court for the attendance of the step-son.
DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT. — The remains of Mr. vJnarles T. Edwards, solicitor, whost- death took place on Sunday week, were borne to their last resting-place at Trevethin Church, "n the Thursday following, atnid the deep regret o' his relatives as well as of numerous friends '"ho attended the funeral. The deceased, who was ahout 68 years of age, was clerk to the Pontypool Turnpike Trust and also to the Local Government Board, and as an old inhabitant was much and deservedly respected. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. — An adjourned meeting ot this body" as neld on Friday, the 10th iust., at which were present: E. B. Edwards, Esq, (chairman), and M ssrs. William Conway, W. G. Golding, — Edward* (draper), R. Greenway, Thomas Roderick, W. Hisktns, J. Bi idon, W. Davies, Alexander Edwards, James Essex, J. Willia ns, M.D., William Thomas, A. Beva i, H. Hollo- way, and William Herbert, It was resolved that the re- port ot the Swimming Bitb Committee be adjourned until this day fortnight, then to be further considered. It was proposed by Mr. Greenway, seconded by Mr. A. Bevan, and unanimously carried that Mr. G. Golding be appointed chairman to conduct the election of eight members, who will be required to take the places of those who will have shortly to retire. Mr. W. Conway proposed that Mr. W. R. Luce, the surveyor, be appointed clerk to the Board, at a salary of £10 a year, in the place of Mr. C. T. Edwards, deceased. The proposition having been seconded, it was carried unanimously. Tue Clerk was directed to call the attention of the Pontypool Turnpike Trust to the condition of the gutter in Trosnant. A request was directed to be made to the Water Works Company to allow the Board water for the flushing of the drains when required. At a meeting of the Drainage Com- mittee, held on the same day, comprising Messrs. John Bladon (chairman),Golding, Hoskins, Bevan, Roderick, and Thomas, tenders were received for the construction of the drain at the back of George-street from the following persons, viz.: William Reece, mason, at 5s. 3d. per yard; Thomas Stone, 5s. 2d.; Abraham Lane,carpenter, 4s. 2d.; and Thomas Morgan," archer," 4s. 6d. per yard. The last- named tender was accepted by the Committee and ratified by the Board. In respect to the election previously ad. verted to, we may state that the Board consists ot twenty- four members, eight of whom retire annually, but are eligible for re-election; and as there are now eight fresh ones nominated, together with tbo eight old ones, it is not unlikely that we shall see a stirring etection on Tuesday, 21st inst, the day appointed for it to take place. TOWN HALL, SATURDAY, before H. M. KENNARD and JOHN THOMPSON, Esqrs. AFFILIATION. — Thomas Williams, Garndiffaitb, was summoned by Leah Lewis for the support of her illegiti- mate chil i, of which she said he was the father. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. From comp^lainan st itement it appeared that she was a married worn' > her husband had left her four years since june' hat she had been delivered of a child on i r 1 '65, of which defendant was tbe father, a given I n -t given her anything towards its ^amination her something to destroy the'cbud. | complainant said that she had two children by her hus- band; she dian i go to see her husband when he was in he neighbourhood abou1 two vears « £ o, but 'lid give in- fo motion as t > his whereabout* to tie authorities. As c nno aiinuit's statement was ensir ly uncorroborated 111 every pa ticular, the ease wa* adjourned for a fortnight for the production o luriher evid. nee. PUBLIC-HOUSE OFFENCE —Alice Morgan, Ptnt.,aZue, appeared to » summons charging her, on the information ot P.S. Basharn, with selling beer curing a prohibited hour on Sunday, t >e 22nd ult.. Mr. Alexander Edwards ap- peared for defendant. The officer said that he had seen two men with a pint vessel containing beer before them in the back kitchen of defendant's premises at a prohibited hour at night. The defence was that one of the men was was a traveller, and that the beer had been given to the paries, and not, charged for, by a person who had won a pair of boots in a riffle that had taken place in the house. Mr. Mc.Iritosh deposed that the house was badly con- ducted. The Chair --an said it was a suspicious case, but as the Bench could hardly convict on this occasion they must dismiss it. [There was no police business transacted this day week, owing to the assizes being held at Monmouth.]
ABERGAVENNY. THE HIGHWAY BOARD. extraordinary meet- ing of this B i ird was held in the Board-room, at the Union Workhouse, on Friday, the 10th inst., pre- sent Mr. Thomas Watkins (in the chair), Crawshay Baiiev, jun., Esq., and James Charles Hill, Esq., ex-offielo, and seven elected waywardens. The Clerk explained the object of the meeting and pro- duced an order from the Chairman of a vestry meet- ing at Abergavenny, directing the Board to apply to two justices to vtew a footway, and containing the minutes of a meeting, at which it was resolved to stop up the said footway. The Clerk stated, that as vestry clerk of the town, he had attended the meeting, and it was determined to leave the interests of the parish in the hands of the Board, and for the Board to make their own terms with Mr. Hill. After some discus- sion the following arrangement was made between Mr. Hill and the Board-that Mr. Hill should pay all expenses connected with stopping up the foot- way in question, and give his land to make a road to lead from and to the same points as the footway, of the width and breadth of 22 feet throughout, and that the Clerk of the Board procure the attendance of two justices to view the road, and issue the neces- sary notices and advertisements, and apply to the Court of Quarter Sessions on behalf of the Board. The Clerk produced a contract and bond, duly exe- cuted, for widening the Church road at Llantillio Pertholey, and the same having been approved of, the meeting separated. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Rev. J: FARQUHAR, and CRAWSHAY BAILEY, Esq., junr. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS. Williams was charged with having been guilty of this offence in Frogmore-street, on the 4th instant. Sergeant Edghill proved the case, and defendant was fined 54. with costs. OBSTRUCTING THE TURNPIKE ROAD. Evans, of Llauvihangel Crucorney, was charged with allowing stones, which he had used to bis waggon when going up the White-bouse pitch, to remain on the ruad. lie was fined la. and costs. Aoojrr.i, -Willinm, Hale was charged with having as- reaimng'in'o?«»uw'10 ia a carpenter houses in tlie Boar's Head Yard, where defendant lived; hearing that defendant was about to remove his goods he went to the house, and requested him to pay the sum of 13s. 61. for rent defendant refused to pay, and called complainant foul names; be (complainant) was then about to strike defendant, but was prevented trom doing so by his mother, who came in at the time defendant then struck him several limes on the head with a flat iron. In answer to Mr. G. Jones, who appeared for defendant, com- plainant denied striking defendant first. The case was ultimately dismissed. A Caoss SUMMONS Watkins was charged with having assaulted William Hall, the defendant in the preceding case. Complainant deposed that upon defendant demanding of him t .e sum of 13s. 6d. for rent, he (com. plainant) denied that he owed that- amount, whereupon dffendartt struck him three or four times in the face. This case was also dismissed. HIGHWAY OJFEKCE. —John OJFEKCE. Morgan, of Llanvapley, was summoned by the roat surveyor tor permitting two pigs to stray en the highway. P.C. Hopkins deposed to seeing two pigs belonging to defendant on the road, and also stited that he had previously cautioned him several times. Fined Is. and costs. COUNTY COURT, AUGust, 9, before J. M. HERBERT, Esq., Judge. The following were the only cases possessing public in. terest heard at this Court: Charles Hart v. Philip Alexander.—.This was a claim of 10s. 601" but 4s. having been p lid into Court, the amount in dispute was 6s, 6d,, for dyeing two damasks. Mr. J. H, E arquhar tor plaintiff, and Mr. G. Jones for defendant. Mr. Farq ihar opened the case, and etated the circum. s ances under which the claim arose; from which it ap. peared that about two months since Mrs. Alexander sent a servant to plaintiff, who gave a message from her mistress to plaintiff, in the presence of his wife, that he Was to dye the damasks crimson if he could, but if not, then such other color a-4 he thought best. The damasks had previously been brown and green; and plaintiff, in his wite's presence, replied that he could not dye them crimson, as he could not discharge the color; to which the girl replied, I. Never mind, it does not matter which color." He (Mr, Farquhar) could also produce another witness, Emily Clarke, who was in defendant's service at the time, aud heard Mrs. Alexander give her fellow servant the message. His client had been 40 years in the trade, and was, therefore, not likely to have made a mis. take. He bad dyed both the articles brown and made them match. Mr Hart, his wife, and Emily Clarke, were then called, and proved the facts as stated. Mr. Jones, in addressing the Court for the defence, said his client was a gentleman of tortune-[ His Honor (inter- rupting): That will have no weight with me],—and would not have come to the Court if he had not a good efence to the action. Mr. Jones then called Mrs. Alexander, who stated: I saw plaintiff's wife in May, and told her I would send my servant with the damasks to be dyed crimson and white; I afterwards sent them. Cross-examined by Mr. Farquhar: I did not tell plain, tiff that if he could not dye them crimson and "bite to dye them the color he thought best; he m"de both brown. Martha Harris, cook in the service ot ef°n- dant, said: I took the message to plaintin, 81 believe I can dye them crimson and whi e.^ s-ex- amined by Mr. Farquhar: I believe I sai y can- not dye them that color, do them some other color that will look well." His » qjnt. --defended Mr. Farquhar defended, and said the particulars were not sufficient but be would pu^V3 he wanted the case tried on its merits. Plaintiff (cross- examined by Mr. Farquhar): I have sued King «s well for this debt; he is a bankrupt, and has disappeared; I do not know that defendant was only servant to King; he told me, If King can t paylwill." Mr. Farquhar having addressed the Court, called the defendant, who proved that he was only a servant to King, and Vth2 orders w Kings name, but never promised to see the debt paid. His Honor: You need not call further evi dence; the defendant denies the promise, but if he made it it would not be binding, not beincr in T J ment for defendant, and two witnessed allowed! Printed and Published. Tor th„ r»,.„ „ CLARK, at his Offices, LJt SCPT' b" Ja,MF" H"NAT Monmouth, August 18, 1866. m e Ceunty
ABERSYCHAN. CLUB ANNIVERSARIES. —On Saturday last the members of the ancient order of Ivorites held their annual "feast" at the White Hart Inn, when about 100 members sat down to a well spread dinner, and did justice to the suc- cessful catering of Host and Hostess Richards. The lodge- room was nicely decora ed with flowers and evergreens, whilst the Welsh harp" occupied a conspicuous place in the room. After dinner the chair was taken by Brother James James, and the vice-chair by Brother Jonn Rees. The usual loyal and patriotic t.asts were given, and a pleasant evening was spent.—On Monday the Fernale Benefit Society, in connexion with the Foresters' Lodge, had their annual dinner at the Rose and Crown Inn, Garndiffaith, when the day was passed after the usual manner of such gatherings.