MR. C. A. COURT, (late Court & Son,) Auc- JIL TIOHEBR, TIMBER SUBVEYOB, & GENERAL VALUER. Agent and Inspector for the Scottish Union Live Stock, Fire, and Life Insurance Company, &c. MONEY ADVANCED on any property consigned to him for sale, or the whole effects of a house purchased by private contract where persons wish to avoid a sale by auction. OHice No 1, Monnow-street Monmouth. MONMOUTH. Sale of Genteel and Modern Household FURNI- TURE, in Spanish Mahogany and Rosewood, fine- toned Piano-forte, Dessert Service, 30 Oil Paintings, Engravings, 150 Volumes of Books, Plated Articles, &c., which ME. C. A. COURT (late Court and Son) is favored with instructions to SELL by AUCTION, in the BOROUGH COURT (removed for convenience of sale), On Wednesday, August 29th, 1866. Sale to Commence at Two o'Clock. Particulars 1aPosters. ABERG-AVENNY, MONMOUTHSHIRE. To Builders and Others. MR. C. A. COURT (late Court a^d Son) is in- structed by the Assignees of Mr. C. Lawrence, jun., Builder (under a deed of assignment) to SELL by AUCTION, in the CATTLE MARKET, On Tuesday, August 28th, 1866, The following Valuable Effects, removed for conve- nience of sale, viz.: a very useful CART HORSE, Set of Cart Harness, Narrow-wheel Waggon, 2 Wheel-barrows, 12 capital Baltic Spars, 16 Scaffold Planks, 3 Long Ladders, Buckets, Shovels, Ropes, and other effects. Sale to commence at One o'clock. MONMOUTHSHIRE. FOR Peremptory SALE by PRIVATE CON- TRACT, a f REEHOLD ESTATE, consisting of a Barn, Shed, and several parcels of Arable, Pas- ture, and Wood LAND, called the "PRISCOED FABM," and qOED CHAMBRE," situate in the parish of Iilanbaddock, and containing upwards of 70 acres of LAND in a ring fence. This property is situate within three miles of Usk, and within half-a-mile of the Priscoed Lime Kilns, thus possessing unusually easy means of improving the land and cultivating it to advantage. The Estate being sold by the Mortgagees (who are willing to submit to a sacrifice), the price required will not exceed the very low -sum of J616 per eem, and in this will be included a considerable quantity of Growing Timber, valued at nearly £ 200. For further particulars, and to treat for the pur- chase, apply to Messrs. WADDINGTON and GUSTARD, Solicitors, Usk. Usk, 20th of August, 1866. Grand Volunteer Review AT MONMOUTH, On Monday, August the 21th, 1866. PRESENTATION OF PRIZES BY THE LORD LIEUTENANT. ,"Upward# of 1200 of the Volunteers of the County will be engaged in a SHAM FIGHT In Chippenham Meadow. Admission, by Ticket only, Sixpence. GAME. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the GAME 1'. on His GRACE THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT'S under- mentioned Properties is strictly Preserved :-Namely, in the Parishes of Raglan, Llandenny, Itton, and Trelleck's Grange in ttie Woods called Wentwood, Chepstow Park, Veddw, Cefngariow, Gethly, Suck- pant, Raveusnest and Puroas—also in the Upper Hale and Glyn Woods and Meadows adjoining, in the Parishes of Llandogo and Penalt, on the Bailey Pit Farm and Woods in the Parish of Monmouth, and Trecastle Farm in Llangoven. The Tenants and Woodwards are particularly re- quested to see that all parties Sporting on His Grace s Estates confine themselves to the Distriots stated ia the Cards, which must be of this year's date, as those previously issued are revoked, and Gentlemen holding Cards are invited to assist as far as possible in the enforcement of these regulations. „ OSMOND A. WYATT. TROY HOUSE, 14th August, 1866. GAME NOTICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the GAME on TREWORGAN FARM, in the parishes of Llandenny and Raglan, is STRICTLY PRE- SERVED, and all persons pursuing the same will be treated as trespassers. Signed, THOMAS BIGHAM. Treworgan, August 16th, 1866. GAME NOTICE. ,i NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the GAME i on laud in the occupation of Mr. Edward Wil- liams, in the parish of Llantrissent, is bIKlCILx PRESERVED, and all persons pursuing the same will be treated as trespassers. R>TR«TT A VT Signed, THOMAS BIGHAM. Treworgan, August 16th, 1866. GAME.—NOTICE is hereby given that the Game on all the Lands and Woods in nay occupation, in the parish of Llangeview and elsewhere, is PRE- SERVED, and any person found trespassing will be prosecuted. THOMAS JAMES. GAME NOTICE. rpHE GAME on the RHADYR FARM, also in the I WOODS "Graigvole," "Bristly," and "Wain-y- brorod, is STRICTLY PRESERVED, and all per- sons found trespassing will be prosecuted. W. B. GETHING, August 23, 1866. TEEE OHO"W3Sr HOTEL, EAGLAN. TO TOURISTS, EXCURSIONISTS, AND OTHERS. JOSEPH ELEY having succeeded Mrs. Holmes, at the above well-known Old.Established House, solicits <J the public for a continuance of the patronage which has been so liberally bestowed upon his predecessor -to merit which he will devote every effort. t Home-Brewed Ales, Allsopps and Bass's Ditto, and Dublin Stout on draught and in bottle. Foreign Wines and Spirits, &c. Pic-Nic and Excursion Parties supplied with Refreshments upon the most liberal terms, and at the shortest notice. Every accommodation for Tourists. Well Aired Beds. Good Stabling, &c. R- 0- CROWE, IMPORTER OF FOREIGN WINES, 187, EDGWARE-ROAD, LONDON, W., EESPECTFULLY begs to announce that he has appointed Mr. JAMES HALL, of RAGLAN, Agent for Ji the Sale of his Wines for the surrounding neighbourhood, and from whom a sample bottle of most of the leading descriptions may be obtained at wholesale rates. I also beg to state that all the leading descriptions of my Wines are shipped direct to my order, consequently I am enabled to guarantee purity, and also to offer at prices not to be competed with by Houses who are unable to purchase upon the same terms. I can offer some extraordinary fine, especially reserved, 1861 and 1863 vintage Pqrt, of Cyned (Campbell and Sandeman's shipping), at prices from six to eight shillings below usual quotations and I am so sure of the ultimate value of these wines, that I agree to allow anyone who may bottle them carefully five per cent. upon the outlay, for any period not exceeding five years from the date of bottling. I can also supply of Duff Gordon (Domecq and Vergara shipping), at from 18s. per dozen, and up- wards really fine Pale and Dry Dinner Sherry, 20s. to 24s.; fine old Gold, with exquisite bouquet and character, 30s. and 36s. extra fine old East India, 36s. to 48s.; &c., &c. Champagne, sparkling, 80s., and upwards Hock and Moselle, ditto, 36s. and upwards. | A full priced List, free, on application, either to Mr. JAMES HALL, RAGrAi or to 187, EDG- WARE-ROAD, LONDON, W. | fPHE HIGHWAY BOARD of the ABERGA- L VENNNY DISTRICT hereby give NOTICE that on the Fifteenth day of October next application will be made to Her Majesty's JusticelJ of the Peace assembled at Quarter Sessions in and for the County of Monmouth, at Usk, in the same County, for an order for entirely stopping up as unnecessary a certain useless Footway in the Parish of Aberga- venny, in the said County, leading from and com- mencing at the Brooks Lane, near the entrance gate of the Brooks Farm, along, across, and over a certain meadow of Mr. William Lewis, and two other mea- dows of James Charles Hill, Esquire, numbered res- pectively 261, 243, and 242, on the Tithe Apportion- ment Map of the said Parish of Abergavenny, and ter- minating at the Turnpike Road leading from Aberga- gavenny to Brecon, at a point opposite or near to the house and premises called The Knoll," in the occupation ot the said James Charles Hill, which said Footway is the length ct four hundred and sixty- eightyards, or thereabouts. And that the certificate of two Justices having viewed the same, &c., with the plan at the said Footway, will be lodged with the Clerk of the Peace for the said County, on the Fifteenth day of September next. By Order of the said Highway Board, this 14th day of August, 1866. JAMES H. FARQUHAR, Clerk to the said Board. SOVEREIGN LIFE OFFICE, 0 Established 20 Years, At 48, ST. JAMES'S-STREET, LONDON. Annual Income, £ 100,000. ACTIVE AGENTS WANTED IN THIS LOCALITY H. D. DAVENPORT, Secretary. IMPORTANT, IF yon want to BORROW MONEY at a cheap and easy rate, go to Mr. W. WILLIAMS, 16, Dock-street, Newport, Mon., and Insure your Life, and he will guarantee that, with approved personal security, you can have any sum from J650 to £ 1,000, for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years, repayable by fixed half- yearly or quarterlyinstalments. Thomas's Emulsion of Syrups, OR PECTORAL COUGH DROPS, "PORcoughs, colds, influenza, hoarseness, hoop- -L ing cough, difficulty of breathing, asthma, and affec- tions of the pulmonary organs generally. The great demand for this truly valuable Syrup is a sufficient proof of its efficacy, and renders it unnecessary for the proprietor to urge its numerous advantages; suffice it to say that it is composed af the active properties of herbs, roots, and balsams, in a concentrated form, and possesses great soothing and healing properties. From its agreeable taste it may be easily administered to children, and is not un- acceptable to adults who have an aversion to medicine. Sold in bottles at 7Jd., Is. lid., and 2s. 9d. each, by the K, 2 proprietor—T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool; and most ;h"noists and medicine vendors. Blaenavon-J. P.o^e, |N ew por t—Thorn as J. Jones, High-street; Usk— J'H.Clark; Monmouth-W. Spencer; Abergavenny—J. Watkins, &c. Bayley's Tonic, Aperient, & Purifying FAMILY PILLS. FOR bilious and liver complaints, indigestion, sick headache, loss of appetite, heartburn, nervousness, impurities of the blood, and other ailments arising from a disordered state of the stomach and bowels. These vege- table pills are particularly recommended for general use, and only require to be tried to prove their great efficacy. Being mild in their action they are invaluable to families, and may be taken at any time without interfering with ordinary engagements. Sold'in boxes at 7id., Is. l|d., and 2s. 9d. each; or free by post for 8,14, or 33 stamps. Prepared only by T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool; and sold by most medicine vendors, and agents for Thomas's Emulsion ot Syrups. PONTYPOOL AND ABERSYCHAN. GORKELL'S Saddlery& Harness Manufactories 4' ARE now Replete. *§3HSg3» il with every article in the Trade, of the best quality and workmanship, and at reduced prices. Leather Mill Bands for all kinds of Machinery on the shortest notice. Colliery Proprietors Contracted with for Saddlery. Horse Clothing and Rugs, London Whips, Bits, and Spurs. Satchels, Ladies' Bags, Portmanteaus, &c. Compe- tent Workmen sent to all parts of the country on the shortest notice. I TO BE SOLD by PRIV ATE CONTRACT, a L • capital five horse-power STEAM ENGINE, by Clayton § Shuttleworth, Lincoln, and THRASHING MACHINE by Humphries, Pershore. The whole has recently been put in thorough repair, and will be sold a bargain.-For price and to view the same apply to Mr. THOMAS FOSB, Shirenewton, near Chepstow, Mon. RAMS FOR SALE.—At tJsk Monthly Market, September 3rd, will be 'offered for SALE by AUCTION, 7 superior long-wpoled yearling RAMS, bred by Mr. Peter Marfell, C#n Farm. — ,f' TO BE SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, in consequence of the death|pf the owner, a iirst- class PONY, 13 hands high, #yeare old also HAR- NESS and DOG-CART in gppd condition.—'Apply to Mr. THOMAS MORGAN,ThreejjHorse Shoes Inn, Usk WANTED,-a Steady sis; .Horse- power Steam Threshing Machine. Good wages given.-Apply to Mr. WILLIAM LLOYD, Cefn Coch, Raglan, Mon. WANTED, APPRENTICES to the Dress and Mantle Making. The Sewing Machine taught. —Apply to Mrs. HOWELLS, r 6, Westgate Terrace, Abergavenny. FOR SALE, a Handsome SETTER BITCH, well trained.—Apply to & SON, Druggists, Raglan. WI GGINION'S Dr. Moore's Celebrated Liver & Stomach Pills Sold in Boxes, 7|d. and is. l|d. each. THESE Pills can be sent Free to any part of the Kindom by sending 14 postage stamps to THOS. WIGGINTON, Chemist, Bridge-street, Usk. The Imperial 4rt Union. _i £ 5,000 FIRST PRIZE, AND UPWARDS OF 1,500 OTHERS IN PAINTINGS, VARYING IN VALUE FROM £1,000, DOWN TO JE5; BACH. THIS ART UNION allows All Prizes to be selected X by Prizeholders themselves, in any part of the Kingdom. Ticket holders or their representatives will be ad- mitted to the Drawing. Subscription: Half a Guinea Per Share. Remittances to be made to; the Secretary, or any of the Agents, who will alsolurnish every informa- tion. RICHARD KING, Secretary. Offices, 10, Castle-street, Holborn, London, E.C. N.B.-Agents Wantei on Liberal Terms. References requirelt LETTER PRESS PRINTING of every descrip- JU tion COPPER PLATE Cards, Letter Headings, and Bill Heads at the London Charges, at J. H. CLAEKV Offices, Bridge-street, Usk. MONEY TO LENH—T0 TRADES- MEN, FARMERS, & OTHERS.—MONEY immediately advanced on goof personal security, or Leasehold, Copyhold, and Fwehold Property, from £ 50 to £ 5000, at 5 per cent interest. Upwards of five hundred thousand pounds have already been advanced.—Apply to Mr. (D. JOHNS, Licensed Appraiser and House Agent,: Prospect Place, Stow Hill, Newport, Mon.,(opposi#theNew Presbyterian Chapel). Money also advanced on all kinds of pro- perty, furniture, and effects; intended for sale by auction. N.B.—All applications by post to contain 4 stamps for reply. A Great Quantity for Little Money. 120 Sheets of full-sized Note Paper 6d. 100 good Cream Laid Envelopes. 6d. Post 8vo. Pocket. Account Bopk with 140 ruled ) 9d pages, bound in parchment, with brass clasp ) Post 8vo. Pocket Account Bookwith 20U ruled i 01 pages, Half-bound strong. J Foolscap ,Sv0. oblong metallic Memorandum pencil 212 pageS' with clasP« Pocket» and | 9d* Foolscap 8vo.' Pocket Account' Book]' 174 ) ,fl ruled pages, half-bound J T3 *1° t> • ditto, ;with clasp. 5d. Pocket Book, with 144 ruled!pages, pocket, ) ri flap, and elastic band. J flap, and elastic band. J Church Services, with gilt edges and clasp, from 2s. 6d. each. Prayer Boo^s from 6d. each. Ax J. H. CLARK'S, BOOKSEM-EB, USK. THE OHAMPIOIST Liver and Stomach Pills. THESE PILLS are compounded from the ■L recipe of one of the most eminent physicians of the present day (who, from purely philanthropic motives— knowing their excellent properties by experience haa been induced to give the benefit of them to the public at arge). They are prepared by an able and experienced chemist, and are acknowledged, by the faculty, to be the most valuable medicine for all disorders of the stomach, and derangements of the liver, ever prepared. It is a well-known fact that most of the diseases incident to the human race, arise from a disordered stomach, and irregular state of the bowels, and for want of a suitable remedy, taken in time, thousands of (at first) simple mala- dies, become serious illnesses. To guard against this great evil, and to preserve the blessings of health, these pills are confidently and earnestly recommended. They act generally on the constitution, cleanse the blood of all impurities; regulate the secretions, and give tone to the stomaeh; correct the morbid condition of the liver, regulate the bowels, and, by removing all impediments, restore elasticity and vigour to the whole frame. Sold in Boxes (with directions for use) ls.lld. and 7 £ d, each. (A. Saving by taking the Large Size). Sold Wholesale by Messrs. BARCLAY & Sow, LOHDOJT and Retail by all Medicine Vendors. TESTIMONIALS:— Llanbaddock, near Usk, Feb. 9, 1863. SIR,—I am very glad to he able to recommend the CHAMPIOH PILLS. I have tried everything I could think of for the Liver Complaint, but never found any medicine do me snmuch good as these Dills. Mark of X MARY ANN MEBRIMAN 5, Settled Buildings, New Swindon, Feb. 24,1863. SIB,—I am wishful to infoi'm you of the great benefit I have found from taking tie CHAMI'ION PILLS From my childhood I have been much t ouhled with indigestion, which caused me great suffering, and I was never many nays without it, until a f lend save me a few of these pills, which is the only med cine that gives me relief. MARIA RICHARDS. Chvehelog, near Usk, December, 1859. SM-After suffering f"r several yeara from acute pains in my aide, Dick, ch^st, and stomach, and after calling in several meoical men, and trying every remedy, I still suffered severely .r..m the complaints. At length I was induced to try the OHAMI-IOU LIVER AND STOMACH PILLS, sold by you The first box gave me great relief. I then purchased a second box, and h completely removed my complaint, and I am now in peneot health. Having received so much benefit from these plls myself, I think that I am only doing a service to the public in recommending them. JOHN ROBERTS. To Mr. CLARK. Bookseller. Usk. 18, Christian Street, Stockport, 15th Oct, 1862 SIR.—Please forward me another box of the CHAH^IOS PlLLS. for wtush T enclose fourteen atampa, I tiad tlitan ffch an excellent medicine, not only for my-elf, but also torthe whole ot my family, that I never like to be without some in the house. 1 .believe you when you say they are the most valuable medicin ,'or the Stomach und Liver ever prepared," for I have tried many iiff. rent soits of pills, but shall never want to change agair while I can get these. With beat respects, yours truly, Mr. CLASS, Usk, Mon. ALFRED ED WARDS. Pontypool, January 20th, 1860. Sm,—For some year* I suffered very much from an affection jf the Liver. The medical men to wtioiu 1 applied gave me pilU which removed the complaint for a short time,, but it retained as bad as after ever a w.ek or ten days. Hearing of the CHAMPION PILLS I resolved to try them, and I am happy to say, that after iaking a few doses, I felt much better, and it is now three months since I have experienced any return of my old cQmplaiut. If I have the headache, or pain in the side or shoulders, I take a couple of the CHAMPION PILLS at night, and I feel all right the next day. WM. MORGAN Fenarth, near Cardiff, 24th October. 1864- CLARK, enclose stamps, aud shall be if you will send me two boxes the LivER TmmTZ XttfSa'ui'Su neighbourhood, r-t mmy more would take to them, because they would Uiemselvei. Castle Farm, Gwehelog, near Usk, March 26th, 1864. SIR,—I am glad to be able to bear testimony to the great efficacy of the CHAMPION LIVER AND STOMACH PILLS. Pre- viously to my being recommended to try them, I suffered much from Asthma, but since I have been in the habit of taking these pills, when I find an attack coming on I have only to take on dose to obtain certain and speedy relief, and by repeating th, dose two or three times I am restored to my usuat health. I am sure that thpse pills have saved me a vast amount of suffering, and I tht refure, with p easure, give you permission to make wha use you like of this testimonial, as, if it should be the means oi inducing any persons afilicied as I have been to try the medicine. I (shall I eel that I have done them great service. To Mr. CLAKK. Usk. THOMAS PRICE. LOCAL AGENTS: Abergavenny Mr J S Meredith, Bookseller „ Mr John Watkins, Druggist Abersychan .Mr E Martin, Druggist Blaenavon Mr J Pope, Druggist Chepstow Mr W E Clark, Bookseller Monmouth Mr. W. Spencer, Druggi#t. Newport. Mr T J Jones, Chemist, High St. Pontypool Mr T Roderick, Druggist. Usk Mr, J. H. Clark. jf.B. To meet the convenience of persons at a distance, J. H. CLARK, Usk, will forward a box, Free by Post, for fourteen postage stamps. STATIONERY of all kinds Account Books rnled and made to any pattern; and Periodical Enhlica- tiona supplied by J. H. CLARK. Usk. Just published, price 3d., or post free for four stamps. LOCAL ANAESTHESIA or, the Total Extinction of Pain in Extractions and other Dental Opera- tions. By A. ESKELL, Surgeon Dentist, 8, Grosvenor- street, W., author of "Dental Surgery, a Practical Treatise," "Pure Dentistry," &c. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., and all Booksellers. qpHE FOLLOWING PERSONS L are AGENTS for the USK OBSERVER," through whom Papers may be obtained, or Advertise- ments forwarded. Abergavenny Mr Meredith Llansoy Mr Griffiths „ „ E. Morgan Llangicm.Mrs Evans „ Davies Llandenny.Mr Wintle „ Mr Richards, Market Llanarth.Mr W. Hunt, grocer Abersychan.Mr Martin, drug. Llangibby.Mrs Llewellyn Bethcs Mr Williams London.Messrs Mitchell & Co. Blaenavon. 'Ur Rees, bookseller Red Lion Court, Fleet St. Caei-leoil Mrs Thomas, books. „ Mr R Jaques, 5, Chatham Cardiff..Mr Dunmore, books. Place, Blackfriars Chepstow..Mr Clark, bookseller Monmouth..Mr Rees, painter Mr Taylor, Newport,Mrs R,ead, High SI. Mr Griffiths „ Mr Johns, Commercial St. Croesvceilog Mrs Jenkins JV>imfstfe.Mr Weare CrnmUii..Mi' Willis, grocer -Pontypool.Mr Hughes, books. Dingestow Mr Smith „ Edwards, Mr Morgan „ Mr Richards, Market Goytrey Mr Pape Pontnewydd Mr Knapp Orusmont Mr Price l,afjlan Air Jones, grocer Kingcoed Mr T Jones 'Zh i?-enetcton.Ur Chas. Jones Llan. Tcrymynydd.Mrs Lewis Tintern. Abbey.Mr W Jones Llanteth&rine Mr Watkius !TreU!ci..Mts Jones, grocer Clark's Series of Guide Books. No. 1. ABERGAVENNY and its NEIGHBOURHOOD, *"• containing a description of the Town, Castle, Mountains, and Scenery Llanthony Abbey, Llanover Court, and other placesof in- terest in the district, with a view of the Town, Price Sixpence. No. 2, MONMOUTH and its NEIGHBOURHOOD, con- taining an account of the Town, Castle, and Scenery, the Castles of Grosmont, Skenfrith, and Whitecastle, and other places of interest in the district, together with a Tour down theWye from Ross to Chepstow, with plate. Sixpence. No. 3. TINTERN ABBEY and the WINDCLIFF, T A full account of the splendid monastic Ruins and its Founders, and the far-famed scenery of Windcliff. With plates. Sixpence. No. 4. CHEPSTOW and its NEIGHBOURHOOD, con- taining an account of the Town and Cas- tle, with Walks in the vicinity, and all objects of interest to Strangers. With plate. Sixpence. No. 5. RAGLAN and its NEIGHBOURHOOD, containing an account of the ancient and modern state, and siege ot its magnificent Castle, and other places of interest in the district. With views. One Shilling. No. 6. RAG LAN CASTLE, ancient and modern description of. With view. Sixpence. No. 7. USK and its NEIGHBOURHOOD, containing a description of the Castle, Priory, Church, Charities, Corporation, and Fishery Walks in the Vicinity, Caldicot and the Castles of Went- wood, the ancient cities of Caerleon and Caer- went, &c. Cloth, gilt edges, Two Shillings. No. 8. mWELVE TINTED VIEWS on the WYE, T including Goodrich Castle and Conrt Tin- tern Abbey, the Windcliff, and Chepstow Castle, with descriptive letter press. One Shilling. Sold by J H. CLARK, Bookseller Usk, and by all Booksellers in the County.
A2SMPV0B&9. • THE COAL AND IRON TRADES are not so briak as they have been, and in the latter considerable flatness prevails. Orders for manufactured iron are scarce, and the pig iron market is exceedingly depressed. The tin plate trade, however, is steady, and prices firm. For steam coal and coke there is a good demand, but vessels are scarce at port. House coal is very dull, inland and coast- wise. ANCIENT ORDER OF FOBESTEBS.—GABNDIFFAITH.— On Saturday last the members of the "Loyal Briton" lodge, No. 2557, of this Society, held their annual feast at the Hanbury Arms Inn. Atter the lodge meeting the members formed into the following procession, viz: — 23 members and juveniles, mounted and habited in full "Robin Hood" Forestry dresses—Blaenavon Brass Band. -140 members and juvenile members on foot, in pairs, in full regalia—coach and pair, containing widow and orphans in appropriate dresses, with a sheep, lamb, and sheep-dog,—shepherds on foot, in costume. The capital display of regalia, and, in fact, the general turn-out" attracted great attention, and the novelty of introducing widows and orphans, &c., into the procession produced quite a sensation. The procession moved in good order through Garndiffaith, Talywain, and Abersychan, returning to a well-spread and sumptuous dinner—exceedingly well catered for by the host and hostess, Air. and Mrs. Bees Jones, for which they received the hearty thanks of the brethren. After doing justice to the viands, P.C.R. John Williams took the chair, and P.C.R. J. Dagger the vice. chair. The usual loyal toasts were given, and, with some good songs, and the excellent music of the band, a pleasant Jones, for which they received the hearty thanks of the brethren. Alter doing justice to the viands, P.CJt. John Williams took the chair, and P.C.R. J. Dagger the vice- chair. The usual loyal toasts were given, and, with some good songs, and the excellent music of the band, a pleasant evening was spent. This Society numbers 184 members, and is financially strong. DBAINAGE OPERATION a. —The Local Board of Health are now proceeding vigorously with the drainage of this place, and their surveyor, Mr. P. Chapman, deserves the gratitude of the ratepayers for his indefatigable exertions. With the removal of a few pig-sties, and the enforcement of sanitary regulations amongst our Irish residents, this place will be wonderfully changed for the better.
BLAENAVON. SCHOOL ANNIVEBSABY. — The anniversary of the Ebenezer Baptist Sunday School was held on Sunday, the 12th instant, when the Rev. W. Harris (Aberdare), preached in the morning at half-past ten, and in the even- ing at six o'clock, in Welsh; and the Kev. John Bees (Blaenavon), preached in the afternoon, in English. The attendance was good, and the collections liberal. A meet. ing was also held on Monday evening, which was presided over by the Rev. John Hughes, when appropriate pieces were recited by the children and teachers, and addresses were delivered by several of the members of the chapel. THE LOCAL BOARD. adjourned meeting of this Board was held in the Boys' Schoolroom, on Tuesday, the 14th instant, present: Rev. J. Jones (chairman), Messrs. Israel Morgan, Thomas Hemming, John Pritchard, Wm. Anthony, William Burgoyne, David Lewis, and John Pope. The object of the meeting, as set torth in the notice, was: General business, and to consider the desir- ableness of arching the brook trom Mr. David .Lewis s shop to the river." In reference to the last subject, it was agreed that the Board should meet at the Church Pillars to inspect the brook, on the following Thursday at half- past three o'clock, p.m. It was resolved: That the Board meet every week lor the next month, on the same day of the week, at the usual hour. FOBESTBT. —On Monday evening E. Kennard, Esq., was made a member of Court Jacob's Wish," A.O.F., at the Market-house Tavern. About eight o'clock Mr. Kennard, accompanied by his brother, H. M. Kennard. Esq. (Crumlin Hall), and — Mew, Esq. (Isle of Wight); entered the court-room, which was gaily decorated for the occasion; and the initiation ceremony was immediately proceeded with; alter which several interesting addresses were delivered. A band of music was in attendance and continued to play at intervals throughout the evening. B n Y J K00L —The scholars of tbe English .baptist bunday-sehoul were treated with a substantial tea, &e., aacl furnished with the necessary adjuncts of cake, w'i°n Thursdaj week, in a field belonging to Mr. J. G. W llhams. Alter the recast the usual out-door amusements were freely indulged in. CBICKEX. well-contested game was played at Pant-y- Bailey (Ctydach) on Thursday, between the Beaufort and Blaenavon Clubs, which resulted in favour of the latter,— the following being the totals of the scores:- Blaenavon, 1st innings .62 Beaufort, 1st innings 38 2nd .33 2nd 36 ila it