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DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. -

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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

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