13 tfiijo. At the Graig, near Monmouth, August 19, the wife of Joel Edmunds, of a son. 29eatfjs. At Raglan, August 14, Robert Harrison, late of H. M. 53rd Regiment of Foot, aged 82 years. At Gwehelog, August 2U, Edmund Williams, jun., aged 35 years. At the residence of Mr. J. F. Powell, Usk, August 21, sud- denly, Edmund, the sun of Mr. Frederick Ishemood, of Shackle- nell, London, aged 5 years.
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USK. SALE OF PROPERTY. —On Friday last, a most desirable little property called the "Elman," occupying a pleasant elevation, and commanding a very extensive, varied, and delightful view of the vale of the U sk, was offered for sale by auction at the Three Salmons Hotel, by Mr. James Graham. It comprises a small residence, with farm build- ings, and six fields of from four to five acres each. From the great scarcity of convenient sites for building in the vicinity of Usk, it was surmised by many that some of the, capitalists of the town would not let such on opportunity slip, but would purchase the property and offer each field separately for building purposes, which there is very little doubt would in a short time have been purchased bv some of the many persons who are so frequently inquiring for houses in the neighbourhood of Usk, and would thus have proved a profitable speculation to the purchaser of the estate as well as an acquisition to the neighbourhood. But no such enterprising person came forward, and the estate was knocked down to a gentleman from Windsor, of the name of Mason, for the sum of £ 2,100. For the last quarter of a century the neighbourbood of Usk has been at a stand-still with regard to building, and notwithstanding the great demand for villa residences no one appears to have spirit enough to speculate in the erec- tion of them. Whilst writing on this subject it occurs to us that the town lost a most useful inhabitant in this respect, whose place has never since been filled,—and one who would, had he been spared to us a few years longer, have no doubt supplied the want of which we now complain—by the demise of the late Thomas Reece, Esq., of Porthycarne House, who took great interest in the welfare and prosperity of Usk, and after erecting his own handsome residence turned his attention to permanently benefiting the town. He bought up several poor and dilapidated hovels, which encroached upon the highways and obstructed the thoroughfares, so that the only foot- path in a part of the principal street was a pitched gutter abounding with filth, and had them rebuilt so as to afford a great public convenience and improvement. The emolu- ment be derived from the borough tolls during several years of his filling the office of Portreeve he always devoted for the benefit ot the town, and the first lighting of the streets of Usk at night was through his instrumentality. His wife, too, whose death we recorded a week or two since, felt equally interested in the town, and the poor will miss her charity. She had lived from her earliest days to a very advanced age in the.town, and no lady could take a more lively interest in all that concerned the welfare of the inhabitants than she did. From her knowledge and expe- rience of the old inhabitants of the place, she never left unnoticed and unaided, in time of need, any deserving ptMOM. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, before G. R. GBEENHOW- RELPH, S. CHURCHILL and E. LISTER. Esq. ILLBGAL PCSSESSION OF A SPEAR. William Ralph, of Usk, was charged on the information of Thomas Bowyer, river-watcher, with being illegally in possession of a spear for the purpose of taking salmon. The informant said he saw defendant from the opposite side of the river with the spear in his band, and when he (defendant) observed him he put it into bis pocket. The defendant, who had no defence, was convicted in the sum of 18s., including l"uy*a\\ot W^nn a fortnight, to be com- zuitted for 14 davs hard lahm* ixiuiiWAYs. —An order was marie authorizing James Arthur, road-surveyor, to obtain materials from a field called Cae Nicboll, in the parish of Llangwm Ucha in the occupation of William Taylor, for the repair of the roads in the Chepstow and Abergavenny district of turn- pike roads. RATES. poor-rate was allowed for the parish of Trostrey at 9d. in the R. POLICE OFFICE, FRIDAY EVENING, before G. R. GREENHOW-RELPH, Esq. CHARGE OF STEALING FOWLS. of Edwin Lewis, cattle dealer, Llanbaddock, and Mary Actison, a servant in her employment, were brought up in custody charged with stealing three fowls, on the 14th of August, the property of Thomas Bowyer, river-watcher Llanbaddock. The case was remanded until Friday next, the accused being admitted to the bail of their husband and father, respectively. WEDNESDAY, before the same Magistrate. STEALING MEAT. Witts, timber haulier, Goytrey—a man said to be in a good way of business- was brought up in custody, charged with stealing 5lbs. of veal, the property of John Richardson, butcher, Usk. The accused was remanded to gaol, with the alternative of find. ing bail, to answer the charge on Friday next.
CLYTHA. CBlCKBT. the 13th instant, a match was played here between the Usk and Llanvair Clubs, when. after a pleasant game, the latter came off victorious-a victory for which they are indebted to the very skilful batting of Mr. James Davies, a gentleman from London, who, during his long innings for 73, not only completely puzzled the bowlers of the opposing side, but also kept the fielders fully employed by his hard hitting. At the conclusion of the game, the players dined together at the Swan Inn, where Mr. Adcock placed before them such a repast as cannot fail, we should think, in securing for him further patronage in that line. The post prandial proceedings partook of the customary interchange of friendlv feeling; and among the toasts proposed was the health of Major Stretton, with thanks for a handsome present of a couple of salmon which graced the table. Subjoined is the score of the game:- Tr^,r8t,In.ni?,8:s; USK- Second Innings. W. IL Clark, b. E. Jones 1 c. "Watkins, b. J. Davies 3 H. Evans, b. K. Jones .12 b. J. Davies 3 E. Evans, c. J.Davies, b.E. Jones 18 b. E. Jones 4 Frank Jennings, b. Watkins 2 run out 12 E. F. Jennings, b. E. Jones 7 b. J. Davies 0 R. Roberts, b. E. Jones 0 b. E. Jones [\\ 0 E. Davies, not out 4 not out 0 Stephens, c. and b. E. Jones a c.J.Morgac.b. E.Jones 4 Leverett, b. E. Jones 4 c. J. Morgan, b.E.Joues l T. il. Edwards, b. J. Davies 3 b. J. Davies 3 W.Davies, st.Watkins, b.E. Jones 0 b. J. Davies g Byes, 13; wides, 2 .15 Byes, 4; wides, 2. c Total 75 Total 42 First Innings. LLANVAIR. Second Innings. E. Jones, b. Roberts 3 c. F.Jennings, b. W. H. Clark 0 R. Davies, b.H.Evans ••• 6 Ev*ns 1 T. Watkins, c. E. F. Jennings, b. E. F. Jennings 2 b. Roberts 12 1. b. wkt., b. CI k .9 J. Davies, b. Roberts 73 1. b. wkt., b. Clark 9 T. Davies, run out 1 b. W. H. Clark 7 J. Wysome, run out 0 b. E. F. Jennings 1 G. Pritchard, c. E F Jennings, b. run out 0 Roberts 3 J. "Walters, c. E. F. Jennings, b. runout ••• 1 Roberts 2 J. Morgan,c.and b.W.H.Clark 7 not out ••• 4 G.Marfell,c.E.Evans,b.H.Evans 0 c.W. Davis, b. H. Evans 3 W. Price, not out 3 b. W. H. Clark 0 Byes, 6; wides, 4 10 Bye, 1; leg-bye, 1; Wide, I 3 Total .120 Tptal 31
NEWCASTLE PETTY SESSION'S, WEDNESDAY, before J. HAMILTON, Esq. .Case- Harper, of the Duffryn Farm, wa.8 charged by the Rev. J. Bushnell. of Party- nurnosA nf using a quantity of wires for the comDlainnnt "JS game. Mr, J. G. George appeared for The case was ad? ^berts, of Usk? for defendant. I'be case w as adjouTfted t° the next pettv scions. of the Three Salmons Inn, wi^n g E' Wllc,tf' said inn, and refusing to quit when go. Fined 5s. with costs 12s. he ordered him do HIGHWAY OFFENCE. hawker, was charged with allowing an entire horse to stray on the high- way in the parish of Llantilio Crossenny. Sergeant Griffiths proved the offence, and the defendant was mulcted in a fine and costs. LICENSEs. being the annual licensing day, the several innkeepers in the division had their licenses renewed, without comment, it being stated that the whole of the houses had been well conducted during the past year.
RAGLAN. CnuRCH MISSIONARY MEETijfe. meeting of this kind took place in the National School-room on the even- ing of Monday last, and was very numerously attended. S. R. Bosanquet, Esq., presided, and opened the meeting by stating its object, and expressing his great happiness in being present, as on many former occasions of the kind. In the course of an able and rather lengthy address he reviewed the events of the past year, which he said greatly tended to the advancement and triumph of Christianity, especially the laying down of the Atlantic cable, and the continental war just past. By the Atlantic cable, he ob- served that in the short space of two or three hours there could be an interchange of communication and of ideas over a space of 3,000 miles, which being considered to- gether with the extensive railway communication of the present day-the grand and inevitable result would be that by the establishment of a communion of habits, thoughts, and ideas, the world would become united. Then, he asked, why may not Christianity become united also ? He believed such were the instruments placed by God in the hands of man to establish the Christian reli- gion; and the prophecy of Daniel was daily becoming ful- filled: "Many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase." Referring to the war, the speaker said that that great empire, Austria, had been humbled and crushed in ten days, and the like event had never before been known in the world's history—it was a great triumph of Protes- tantism over Catholicism. It was (he continued) a fact notorious that, whenever a Catholic and a Protestant people went to war, the Catholic had to succumb. The reason was that the Catholic people lived in dark- ness-voluntary darkness. Again, the war in Italy was another instance of this: the Catholic power had there failed-a reformation had taken place, and the Italians had now become a united people. In India, too, where the people were enslaved to the Brahmin and Mahommedan religions, extraordinary changes had taken place, which might be traced to the railway communication with that country. The mutiny had convinced the Indian that his religion could not stand, and he was now glad to have free communication with the European. Then there was Egypt, the Pasha of which country was the type of heathenism and darkness. It had been announced that be should have now but one wife, instead of, as formerly, a harem, or a great number of wives, whom he kept without having anything for them to do, except to gossip and quarrel with one another. By this one act (said the speaker), one half of the human race had been emancipated. The same had been done in Constantinople. Christianity was here triumphant, and it was the duty of the people of this country, who so fully enjoyed its blessings and privi- leges, to supply the means of invading the heathen terri. tory with missionaries, and to offer up their prayers for their success. The Rev. A. M. Wyatt, vicar, secretary to the Raglan Branch Society, followed, and read the report of the branch for the past year, shewing the receipts to amount to nearly zC29, which, he said, taking into consideration the collections made for the Christian Knowledge Society, was very satisfactory, though hardly so good as the pre- vious year. Mr. Wyatt then forcibly advocated the claims of the Church Missionary and the Christian Knowledge Societies to support, highly commending both their objects and operations. In alluding to the subscription, he said the poor of the parish had well done their duty, and he was sure that there was not a poor person in the parish but who was willing to give his or her mite. The rich, too, had done well, but he thought that some of them might do more. They gave their half-sovereign, sovereign, or more, as the case may be, but if they fully considered the great object of the Christian Mission, and compared their donation with the wealth they possessed, they would see it was small in proportion. No man ever yet did good to others without himself receiving a corresponding amount of good. The speaker concluded by passing a fitting eulogium upon the services of their respected Chairman, Mr.Eosanquet, whom he hoped would be the Chairman of their society as long as he lived. The Deputation, the Rev. Claude Bosanquet, who was then introduced, spoke for about an hour upon the progress of the society, its operations, and missionary topics generally. He also ad- ft?e'socie?y*fce representeH 'anci the Christian Knowledge Society, as well as with other Christian missions abroad. He then went on to shew how inconsistent it was for the English Government to be paying for the support of idolatry as they had done in various parts of the world. The difficulties which the Mission had to contend with were next treated of, as well as the vast tract of country which the Mission had not at all or but scarcely penetrated, and the great necessity for sending out missionaries, lay and clerical, to those parts, and of providing the means required. The address of the Deputation was replete with anecdote, and information illustrative of the results of the influence of the Christian principles upon the minds of people of different races, and he particularly dwelt upon individual instances of this among the African people, of whom it had been helel that they were inferior to the rest of the human family, but which theory he entirely dissented from. The rev. gentleman concluded amid the plaudits of the audience. The Chairman then, after endorsing what the Secretary and Deputation had said, gave out the Dox- ology, which having been sung, the Ven. Archdeacon Crawley offered a short prayer, and the proceedings termi- nated with a subscription of about £9 to the funds of the society.
CAERLEON. A STBANGE FISH. Tuesday last a specimen of the "star" or "jelly" fish was taken in Mr. Waters'fishery, at Caerleon. It weighed about four pounds, and was about ten inches in diameter. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before JOHN JAMES, F. J. MITCHELL, and JOHN LAWRENCE, Esqrs. DRUNK AND DISOBDEBLY. — Elizabeth DISOBDEBLY. Jenkins, a respectably-dressed middle-aged woman, from Llanvrechva Upper, was charged with the above-named offence. This being her third appearance on the same score, she was ordered to pay 13s. 6d., including costs, or seven days hard labour in default. CATTLE PLAGUE OFFENCE. —Alfred OFFENCE. Vaisey, a butcher, from Llanvrechva, was charged with removing a calf without being in possession of a license for the purpose. Defendant admitted not having the license with him, but said he had left it at home.—He was fined 10s., including costs. RIDING WITHOUT REINS. Davies was charged with riding on the shafts of a waggon drawn by three horses without reins. P.C. Jones (38) stated the case, and defendant having pleaded guitty, was fined los., including costs. A DOUBTFUL CASE. Madden was charged with stealing five dishes, and other articles, the property of Martin Mead. Catherine Mead stated that she bought the things of prisoner's mother, upon her going into the workhouse, and one day afterwards, while only her little girl was in the house, prisoner went there and took them away. The mother of prisoner was called, and stated that she did not sell the things, but only left them at the house until she wanted them. The Bench thought there was a doubt as to the understanding with regard to the good?, and, giving the accused the benefit of it, discharged her. LEAVING WORK. Simmonds was charged with leaving the work of James George without giving sufficient notice. Complainant stated that he engaged defendant as a servant, at 5s. per week, the understanding being that a month's notice should be given on either side; on the 26th of July defendant gave him a week's notice, and left at the end of that time. Defendant said that a week's notice was agreed upon, and that he had given.—He was °f th" '° kis wages, and the costs to paid out
PONTYPOOL. ELECTION FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. — On Tuesday last, an election of eight members of this Board took place, to supply the vacancies of the eight retiring ones (who were eligible for re-election), as well as one to supply the place of a member who had be. come disqualified, when the following gentlemen were returns, viz.: Messrs. E. B. Edwards (211 votes), Alex- ander Edwards (210), William Conway (188), Richard Greenway (176), David Lawrence (162), William Thomas (161), Arnold^Bevan (157), James Bladon (151),and David Jenkins (lt>7). lhe farst eight were the retiring members, and the next on the list, Mr. D. Jenkins, was elected in the place of the disqualified member. SHEPHERDS GLORY. —The friends a.nd members of the "Shepherds Glory" Lodge of the Ancient Order of Shepherds, held their anniversary at the Full Moon inn! on Monday last, on which occasion about forty eat down to one of those good substantial dinners for1- which the house is so celebrated. On the removal of the cloth, P. M. Smith was called"to the chair, and after the usual loyal and patriotic toasts had been ably proposed, and suitably responded to, those pertaining to the order were next given, the most prominent of which were: "The Ashton Unity of the Ancient Order of Shepherds," "The Newport District," "Shepherds' Glory Lodge." &c. Other toasts of a local and personal character also claimed attention, such as "The Trade of the District," The Host and Hostess," The Chairman and Vice- Chairman," &a. The musical portion of the programme had been judiciously confided to Mr. Jones, whose quad- rille band greatly promoted the harmony of the evening, during which numerous songs were also sung in capital style. The proceedings at the social board were con- cluded by the playing of the National Anthem, after which a large number of "wives and sweethearts" were admitted, and dancing became the favorite amusement, and was kept up for some hours. As this is a young and thriving lodge it is worthy the attention of the work- ing classes particularly so, as the contributions are mode- rate, whilst the sick pay and death allowance are very liberal. COUNTY COURT, AUGUST 14, before J. M. HERBERT, Esq.. Judge. WINDING-UP OF INDUSTRIAL STORES. —The winding- up of the Talywain and Sowhill (Pontypool) Industrial and Provident Societies Limited, was formally adjourned last Court for the appointment of an official liquidator and the adjustment of other matter*. Mr. Blakey, of New- port, now appeared, as before, for the petitioning credi- tors, Mr. Plews, of Merthyr, for the members of the Talywain Societv, and Mr. Greenway for those of the Sow. hill Society. Mr. James Graham was appointed official liquidator, and the returns were ordered to be made quar- terly. Mr. W. H. Lloyd, who appeared for some of the members and creditors, held possession of the books of the Talywain Society, which he promised to give up on the understanding that his costs (taxed) be paid him. A DISREPUTABLE AFFAIR Francis Blewett tI. Aaron Bright. This was a claim of 10s. for a grave-stone which had been placed over the remains of the wife of defendant in a sort of clandestine manner, in a graveyard near or at Abersychan. The case had been adjourned for the production of witnesses, as defendant said that he bad not paid for the stone, and did not know who bad placed it on the grave of his late wife. To-day William Penny was called, and said he was a mason, and a brother of de- fendant's late wife; that he lettered the stone but did not know who had placed it in the churchyard, and that no one had paid him for doing his work. By plaintiff: Did not say that I was cutting the stone for Aaron Bright. The Judge said it was a disgraceful transaction Mr. Edmunds next deposed that the stone was cut in his yard, but he didn't know who took it to the churchyard. By plaintiff: Was not near the spot; did not say that your charge was too much; that it ought to be 5s. instead of 10s. The Judge: The freehold in the churchyard is in the right of the incumbent, and he can make what charge he likes for the grave-stones; this is a gross fraud, and I don't believe the witnesses. To plaintiff: I must nonsuit you. To defendant: I advise you, if you are a respectable man, to pay this claim; you have been triumphant, and got over the parson, but let it not be said that you refused to pay for putting a stone over the grave of one who you had sworn to love and cherish. I believe this to be a con- spiracy between the three of you. Judgment was given for a nonsuit. THE TRUCK QUESTION. Herbert v. Moore.-Tbis action was brought by plain- tiff, a general shopkeeper at Garndiffaitb, for the recovery of 911 Os. 2td. for goods sold and delivered to defendant, 2 a miner in the employment of Messrs. Partridge and Jones, who are extensive coal proprietors in the same neighbourhood. Mr. E. B. Edwards appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Roberts, of Manchester, for defendant. This case appeared to excite considerable interest amongst the working men, the hall being densely crowded by them in every part, dur- ing a somewhat lengthened hearing. Mr. E. B. Edwards, in opening the case, briefly stated that the action was brought for the recovery of the amount mentioned for goods sold and delivered, and he then called David Nicholas, manager of Mr. Herbert's shop at Garndiffaitb, who proved the delivery to defendant of goods to the amount sought to be recovered. By Mr. Roberts: The sum of £ 2 Is. 9d. had been paid at the office, and had since been repaid-_A- What do vou mean bv,.b«inDr icptuur a.: Mr.Herbert went to the casnier or Messrs. Partridge and Jones and received 92 Is. 9d. on account of this claim. Q.: Then that amount was not paid by the man ?—Mr. Edwards explained that, finding the money ought not to have been paid to Mr. Herbert, Messrs. Partridge and Jones had paid it into court. After a re- mark by the Judge, Mr. Roberts said: I contend that the dE3 is. 9d. being truck vitiates the whole transaction. The cross-examination having proceeded for some time, in which nothing of importance was elicited, the witness con- tinued: I have no book to show our dealings with Messrs. Partridge and Jones; do not know what was coming to the defendant Moore; he was a collier and worked for Messrs. Partridge and Jones; we have three shops, one at the Varteg, one at the Golynos, and one at Garndiffaitb; all the shops are carried on in the same way; at the time this debt was contracted defendant was working for Messrs. Partridge and Jones; I produce our shop book; we don't charge Is. for it; we charge 4d. forit. The Judge: Do you charge for a pass-book? Witness: We do, your Honor. The Judge: I was never charged for a pass-book. By Mr. Roberts: The shop is about a mile from the works, and about 15 yards from the cash-ad vance office; from the Pine-end it would not be more than about four yards; a great number of the colliers deal with us; from the shop we frequently run into the cash.advance office; we go through a back door; if I see a man there that owes us money I ask him to pay it; he can pay it outside if he likes without going into the shop; we don't arrange to stop it; Mr. Herbert,stopped the other money at the cash-advance office; he must haveapplied for the money; having obtained this man's wages, we entered it; the man had traded at the shop four years we trusted him to zcll because he was an industrious man, and, until lately, paid us regularly; Mr. Herbert went for the summons; I do not think it was one transaction, taking the money and getting the sum- mons; the £ 2 Is. 9d. was paid back, and then paid into Court; Messrs. Partridge and Jones did not know that the money had been stopped until defendant summoned them for it; can't say that he received 10s. which he did not bring to me; I may have asked him if he had any money; we expect to receive all he can pay.—Mr. Roberts: Defendant tells me that for a length of time he never received a farthing, with the exception of his rent, without taking it to your shop; I am told that a man never receives money without taking it to your shop. Witness: Many people do. Mr. Roberts: ISTame them. Witness: I can't without a list; the £ 2 Is. 9d. was not entered; neither I nor Mr. Herbert have authority to stop the men's wages; Henry Wainwright is the servant of Messrs. Partridge and Jones who makeM these cash advances; do not know what time he goes in the morning, or when he goes home at night; up money nor wages have been stopped from the workmen unless authorised by him that they should be so; I furnished some of the goods myself, By the Judge i There are eight or nine assistants in the shop, and goods are supplied and entered by first one and then another, Re-examined: The defendant has not always taken the money from the office to the shop, or he would not have owed us so much. By the Judge: Messrs. Partridge and Jones have no interest in the shop. Mr. Roberts, upon the conclusion of the evidence, made an eloquent speech against the truck system, which he vehemently denounced as being the greatest curse that ever fell upon the working classes in the iron and coal districts, where it more partioularly existed, He adverted in strong terms to what he deemed the jugglery and sophistry that had been brought to light in this investiga- tion, as practiced by Messrs. Partridge and Jones on the one side, and Mr. Herbert and somebody else on the other, He read several clauses of the Truck Act, which bore more particularly on this case, and was frequently cheered by his admirers amongst the workmen present—conduct which was deprecated by the Judge, who threatened to have the Court cleared if the cheering was repeated, as he said he would not have it made into a bear-garden. The Judge, during Mr. Roberts' addreso, reminded him that his great dif^culfy jyaji that he could not fix Messrs. Partridge and Jones with deriving any interest from the shop. He (the Judge) could c,ot see any difference at present between Mr. Herbert's shop and sBy shop in the town. If Mr. Roberts could show him that the man was compelled to trade at the shop he would have a case, as the Truck Act had only reference to transactions between the employer and the rolin. Thp defendant was called, and said he was a miner, working for Messrs, Partridge and Jones; had taken the money he h^d received jfco Mr. Herbert's shop; he did not give any authority for the £ 2 Is. 9d. to be stopped; had complained of it to Mr. Herbert, who said he was very sorry for having done it. Mr. E. B. Edwards cross-examined defendant, and, in respect to tho 92 Is. 9,1., said he would abandon it, although he thought it likely that he could obtain it. The Judge said, in the course of some general observa- tions, that he could not see the slightest illegality in this contract, and Mr. Roberts had not furnished him with a single proof that it was illegal. He agreed with him that the £ 2 Is. 9d. was an illegal payment, as far as he could see at present, but as it was abandoned there was no farther difficulty respectiug it. His Honour added that Mr. Roberts came there to fight another case-that of Messrs. Partridge and Jones,—but he seemed to have had his "flank turned." Judgment was given for zC8 18s. 5d., payable by 10s. a month. Attorney and one witness allowed. TOWN HALL, SATURDAY, before JOHN THOMPSON, E-quire. TRESPASS BY LA.DS. Morgan was charged with having committed a trespass in a field on the farm of Mr. George Fothergill, at Pontnewynydd, on Menday, the 13th instant. Mr. Alexander Edwards appeared for complainant, the latter of whom stated that he was much annoyed, and his property much injured, by a number of lads resorting to it to play. He had summoned the defendant more for the purpose of putting a stop to the practice than for any desire that he should be punished. John Jones, employed by complainant, deposed that he saw six or seven lads in his master's field on Monday last; they had turned some colts and the cows out of the field, and were engaged in playing; he saw defendant amongst them; he had a stake in his hand which had been taken out of one of the hedges in the field, and he could point to the place whence it had been ttken, for he put it there himself, and by taking it out a gap would be mad" By the Bench: Was sure defendant was the lad spoken of. For the defence, a lad named Charles Hobbs was called, and said that it was little Charley Absalom" who got the stake out of the hedge, and he lent it to defendant to play at foot-and-a-half." The Bench reprimanded the youngsters, and convicted defen- dant in the penalty of 129., including costs. INDECENT EXPOSURE. —James EXPOSURE. Allen, Blaenavon, was charged with an offence of this nature. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. From the statement of com- plainant, and the evidence of a witness named Richard Prosser, it would seem that at about 8-30 p.m. on Satur- day, the 4th instant, defendant and another man were outside the Royal Britannia, when complainant came by and having said something to defendant by way of remon- strance for exposing himself, he said don't talk to me," called her a foul name, followed her into the public house, got hold of her, and threw her out. Mr. Greenwav cross- examined complainant and her witnesses to shew that de- fendant was drunk, and perhaps would not have con- ducted himself in the manner he had done if he had not been first spoken to by complainant. John Griffiths, for whom defendant bad been working, gave him a good character, after which he was committed to 14 days' hard labor, with an intimation that he might think it a very light punishment. STEALING WATER. — Henry Harvey appeared at the instance of the Water Works Company, for having taken water belonging to them. Mr. Alexander Edwards ap- peared for complainant. It seemed from the deposition of a witness that at 5 30 on the morning of the 5th instant (Sunday), he saw defendant take a tea canister full of water from Stephen Hopkins's tap, and he afterwards returned and took another; he spoke to him about it, and they had some angry words on the subject. Witness to defendant: My eyes are bad; I have lost one; could not see through a tile, but some tiles had been removed so that I could see you. It was here stated that defendant lived at the Castle beerhouse, Abersychan, which was in the name of his daughter. Mr. Hair, secretary to the com- pany, said defendant did not rent the water, and there was no tap in the house; witness added that he had ex- amined the cot, and as several tiles had been removed Stephen Hopkins's tap could be easily seen. Defendant wished to have the case adjourned, but his worship said he could not see that such a step would do him any good. He was fined 10s., with an alternative of seven days' im- prisonment. CURIOUS CHARGE OF STEALING A CHILD. — Emily Sarah Whitmore pleaded guilty to a charge of having stolen a female child, 15 months old, the daughter of Wm. George. Jane George, wife of prosecutor, who appeared with the child in her arms, deposed that she and her hus- band were staying at Jones's lodging1.house, Trosnant, whorl An fWo "a"A'7 10 øud 11 o"clock. she missed her baby; prisoner, who had slept in the house was present just before, and witness missed the chiid in about ten miuutes after she had left. Defendant: I asked her to allow me to take the child out with me. Witness: She asked me to take it out, and I forbade her to do so; the child was brought to me by my husband at 12 o'clock last night. P.S. Smart deposed: Last night, about nine o'clock, from information I received," I went' in company with prosecutor, the father of the child to Jones's lodging-house at Raglan, where I saw prisoner and the child; I charged her with having stolen the latter; she said, "I did take it; I'm particularly fond of chil- dren, and could die for them; I asked its mother to allow me to take it to the doctor's, and she would not, and told me that she could get jBl a week with the child (by beg- ging) at Monmouth;" I gave the child to the father. His worship said this was a very serious charge, and al- though the prisoner might be fond of children, yet parents must be more so, and she had no doubt caused them in this case much trouble and anxiety. Prisoner was com- mitted to take her trial at the next quarter sessions to be holden at Usk. AN ORCHARD TRESPASS. —Three lads named Henry Biggerton, William EhillipSfX and John Rayley, were charged with having committed a trespass on property belonging to a person named Jones, at Cwmbran, being at the time in search of apples. P.C. 69 deposed' that he watched the defendants go to the neighbourhood of James Parry's premises, but the dog disturbed them, and they turned into complainant's orchard, with a view, as he'im. agined, of "making free" with his fruit. Defendants were convicted in the penalty of 10s. each. A PATTERN OF A SON. Oliver Evans was charged with having used threats towards his mother, Margaret Evans. It seemed that complainant kept a beerhouse of a questionable character, called the Parrot, situate on the outskirts of the town of Pontypool, and she said that be- cause she could not, or would not, continually supply defendant with money, he threatened her, and she lived in bodily fear of him. His Worship said it was a most dis- graceful scene to see a son attempt to strike his father or mother. Defendant intimated that he was not to blame so much as somebody else; he could say a good deal, but he didn't wish to expose his mother. He was ultimately bound over to keep the peace towards his mother and all her Majesty's lieges, himself in the sum of £10 and one surety in £ 20, and ordered to pay costs. A MODEL OF A DAUGHTER. — Margaret DAUGHTER. Owen, jun., Garndiffaitb, was charged by her mother, Margaret Owen* sen., with a like offence to the preceding qne, Complainant said that defendant was abusing her all along," and threatened her so violently, and continually, that she was afraid of her. P.C. Badden, on being called, said that when he delivered the summons defendant and her brother were fighting. The defendant, who appeared to be what is termed "a girl of sperit," said, in answer to the Bench, that she ff pilod" at the forge; she didn't think she bad better leave the house, as she ha<) h'dpet} to got it furnished as it was; and it was a man that came there, or lodged there, that caused all the disturbances. Complainant said the man bad left, to which defendant replied that his leav. ing was only" a blind "-he and her mother intended to get married; and she had as much right to the goods as com. plainant had, The Magistrates' Clerk told her she had not, His Worship called on defendant to enter into her own recognisances to keep the peace for six months, and to pay 7s. 6d, costs, and told her never to lift her band against a parent, TABSTEB v. TAP, — William Tap was charged at the instance of Mary Evans, occupier of the Parrot beerhouse, with having been drunk and breaking and damaging her windows to the value of 12s, The case had been adjourned for the attendance of P.O. Boulton, It would appear that on the night of Saturday, the 4th inst., a disturbance took place in the house in question, in which the defendant Tap received more "taps" than he bargained for, and as be refused to go out of the house, he was pushed out, with the loss of some of his wearing apparel. He afterwards reo turned, and, as complainant said, broke one of her windows, and the frame-work thereof. Jonathan Jones deposed Phat he went upstairs with some girls, and saw defendant breaking tfte window. Richard Pugb, on being called by'defendant, said he was tjiere all the time, and was sure that the latter did not break the vpindoiy. His Worship said that he had no doubt in bis own ipind that defendant was in a great passion at the thought of losing his clothes, and revenged himself on the window. He was convicted in the penalty of 29s., including damage and expenses. DISORDERLY. Lewis, who did not appear, was charged with having been disorderly in the house of Mr. Alsopp, Garndiffnitb, whose wife had to send for P.C. Badden to turn him out. He was fined 10s. with an alternative of seven days' imprisonment. "POOR MRS. JONES. cosy comfortable-looking dame, named Ann Jones, who said she was 65 years of age, was charged with a similar offence. P.C. Keighlv deposed that as he was passing through Pontnewynydd he found defendant endeavouring to get into the Columbia beerhouse whilst in a state of inebriation, at a late hour one night last week. Defendant said that she wasn't intoxicated, but acknowledged to having been a little riotous "owing to trouble." She was fined 5s., including Msts. THREATS. —Martha THREATS. Cooper appeared at the instance of Elizabeth Reece, for having used threats towards her. It seemed that complainant lodged with Mrs. Carpenter, mother to defendant, and having taken some females of questionable repute to the house, defendant went and ordered her off, and assisted her in her journey by putting her box outside the door. Some angry words ensued at the time, and complainant said that defendant threatened her with a shoemaker's knife that she happened to have in her hand. Defendant had witnesses to prove that she did not threaten complainant with the knife. After Louisa Williams had given some evidence, his Worship remarked that he had no doubt but that Mrs. Cooper, the defendant was a very respectable woman, and perhaps didn't mean to do anything wrong, but when she had occasion to speak angrily to another, for the future, it would be better to put the knife away. The case was dismissed on defendant paying 7s. costs. MONDA Y.-Before the same magistrate. "THE YOUNG MAN FROM THE PARROT —JonathanPARROT Jones, who gave evidence in the window-breaking case at the Parrot, reported above, appeared at the instance of James George, haulier, and occupier of the Crown beer. house, Wainfellin, for having assaulted him, and created a disturbance in his house on the night of Saturday last. It seems that.as defendant was abusing several people present, complainant requested him to be quiet or go out of the house, and as he refused to do either he put him out, and whilst doing so defendant kicked him very severely. Defendant said he was put out of the house because he wished to go into a room in which were some "easy- going" females. The magistrates' clerk said complainant did quite right in putting him out if he wouldn't behave himself. Complainant alleged that it was not the first time defendant had created disturbances in his house Defendant was fined 20s., including costs, or seven day a imprisonment. PHCEBUS, WHAT A NAME female of ill-repute, who was said to have come from Newport, and who gave the name of Angelina Cornwall, was charged with carrying on her avocation in the public streets of Pontypool, and with having stolen a sovereign in a box from the person of George Mahoney. P.S. Brooke deposed that lie watched the prisoner between eleven and twelve o'clock last night: saw her go with a man down Park-road, and afterwards return and go up George-street; the man came to him, and said he had been robbed. The prisoner said he had given her the money to take care of. No one appeared to claim the sovereign and the box. Prisoner was therefore committed on the other charge to one month with hard labour. STEALING APPLES. —Two lads, named Thomas Pascoe and Morris Evans, were charged with an offence of this nature. George Riley deposed to seeing defendants get apples from a tree growing at the top of a field in the occupation of Mr. Moseley, farmer, Coed-y-Grick and having apprehended them he put them in the back kitchen, from whence one got out through the window, and ran away but having once more secured his prize he was bringing it back in triumph, when some naughty fellows interfered and rescued the boy. Defendants were con- victed in the penalty of 20s. each, or 14 days' imprison- ment.
ABERGAVENNY. THE RIFLE CORPs. Sunday last, about forty of the members of this Corps attended Divine Service at St. Mary's Church. CBICKET.— A return match at cricket was played here on Thursday, the 9th instant, between the Aber- gavenny (Commercial) and the Hereford (Clarence) Clubs, when time not being sufficient to finish the game, the Abergavenny men were declared tho victors by the first innings,-a result mainly due to the ex- cellent batting of Messrs. James Davies, T. Evans, and G. Ellie, the first of whom carried his bat out for a score of 43. Had time permitted of the game being concluded, there is little room to doubt but the result would have been the same-as may be gathered from the score, which we eubjoin :— ABERGAVENNY (COMMERCIAL). First Innings. Second Innings. J Goodwin ,c.Carpenter,b.Sindon 3 c. Vaughan, b. Sindon 12 H Bigglestone, l.bw.,b.Lawrence 0 not out 11 D. Goodwin, b. Lawrence 2 b. Lawrence 5 J.Davies, not out 43 run out 3(5 E. Davies, b. Sindon 2 c. Johnson, b. Leach 6 T.L.Evans,c.Sindon,b.Lawrence 18 c.Carpenter,b,Lawrence 0 G. Ellis, b. Lawrence 12 T. Davies, 1. b. wkt., b. Newton 0 b. Sindon o T. M. Davies, b. Davies 2 J. Conway, c. and b. Davies 0 not out 9 B. Phipps, b. Newton 4 b. Sindon 0 Byes, 2; leg-bye, 1; wides, 3; Byes, 4; leg-byes, ij AO ball, 1 7 Wides, 6; no ball, 1 13 Total 93 Total 92 HEREFORD (CLARENCE). First Innings. Sindon, caught and bowled Goodwin 30 Newton, caught Ellis, bowled Davies 1 E. Davies, run out 6 Lawrence, bowled Evans. 0 Jones, bowled Evans 2 Itoberts, run out 9 Carpenter, bowled Evans 5 Leach, stumped E. Davies 1 Johnson, bowled Evans 3 Nicholas, bowled Evans 0 Vaughan, not out o Byes, 2; leg-bye, 1; wides, 2 5 Total 62 POLICE COURT, MONDA.Y, before CEAWSHAY BAILEY junior, Esq. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. —Ijfaomi Stevena, a female of ill-repute, chirged with this offence, was sentenced to 7 days' hard labour. DRUNK AirD RESISTING THE POr.,ICE. Addit, an old offender, and John Edwards, carpenter, were charged with being drunk and resisting the police. The former was bound over to keep the peace for 1 month, and the latter was fined 10s. and costs. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS. —Edward RIOTOUS. Spencer, laborer, was charged with this offence, and fined 2s. 6d. and costs, or in default of payment 7 days' hard labor. He was also further charged with committing wilful damage to a cell at the police-station, for which he was fined 3s. and costs or in default 7 days', He was committed in default in both cases. WEDNESDAY, before the Rev. J. FABQUHAR (chairman).