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MONMOUTHSHIRE. NEWPoRT.-On Wednesday last, the Brethren of the several Lodges of Odd Fellows, in Newport, celebrated their anniversary. They walked in procession to Saint Woollos Church, where an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. E. Hawkins; and the Brethren afterwards returned to their respective Lodge-rooms, and dined together. IT is currently reported, and we believe with truth, that the Monmouth, Abergavenny, and Hereford Railway Company have become the purchasers of all the shares in the Monmouthshire Canal Company, and that nothing, but the sanction of Parliament is required to complete the bargain. HAY-MAKING, near Newport, is now nearly completed. A great quantity of hay was carried in the early part of this week. Lieut.-Col. Tynte, P.G.M. of Monmouthshire, has accepted an invitation to dine with the Silurian Lodge of Freemasons at the Westgate Hotel, Newport, on Monday, the 28th inst. We will give a report of the proceedings, which are expected to come off with much eclut. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED.—J. Davies, W. Davies, Senr., T. Stephens, G. Waters, Junr., J. Mon is, J. Baker, J. Russell, J. J. Nicholas, J. Nattriss, H. C. Quinton, J. Gardiner, J. C. and T. W. Smith, J. Tayler, R. Phillpotts and W. Davies, Junr., Chepstow, Mon- mouthshire, wine merchants; as far as regards J. Gardi- ner, J. Bakerand J. Morris. NEWPORT TOWN-HALL Thursday, July 10th, 1845. -Before the Mayor and J. S. Allfrey, Esq.— William Curran was charged with assaulting Patrick Carroll, who said I met the prisoner on Monday, the 7th instant. He asked me to give him a share of a quart of beer: I said I would, and with that we went to Mr. Spritt's, and had a quart of beer. We came from there to the Cherry Tree, and had another quart. I had occasion to go out, and the prisoner followed me. There was a rabbit be- longing to the house in the garden, and the prisoner said he would have it. I said he should not touch it. I then went into the house, and the prisoner came in after me -struck me in the stomach, and dragged me out of the house. It was between four and five o'clock when this happened." Fined 40s. and costs, or in default of pay- ment to suffer two months' imprisonment.- Thomas Thomas was charged with having been drunk and disor- derly. Fined 10s. and costs.Monday, July 14th.— (Before the Mayor.)—John Watts, Edtcard Batten, and Samuel Allen, were charged with having been disorderly in the public streets. Watts was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, or one month's imprisonment; Batten, 2s. 6d. and costs or 14 days' imprisonment. Allen was diecharged.- William Davies was charged with throwing ballast into the river. Mr. Hugh Griffiths stated I am harbour- master. On Wednesday, the 2nd inst., I went to Beau- fort wharf, in consequence of some private information I had received that about two tons of rubbish was to be thrown into the river. I went about dusk; and as I was standing on Cinder-hill wharf, I saw the prisoner, with a shovel, throwing the ballast into the river. I walked up to the prisoner, and told him to de&ist immediately. I asked him who told him to do it: he said it was Mr. Shorthouse, the agent. I immediately sent for Mr. S., and asked him if it was possible that he had allowed his men to do so, as the boy told me he had. I then asked the boy, before Mr. Shorthouse, if he had told him; but he said it was not Mr. S. told him to throw the rubbish into the river." Fined 5s. and costs, or one month's impri- son men t. Thomas Burke was charged with a similar offence. Mr. HughGriffiths I am harbour-master. On the 4th day of July, I again visited the Beaufort wharf, about four o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of seeing what was become of the remaining stuff that was on the stage. It was all gone to within a hundred weight. I asked what had become of the stuff. I saw Burke and another man, with two brooms, sweeping a quantity into the river. I went to the Ship, and enquired the name of the other young man, but I received the wrong name." Fined 58. and costs, or one month's imprisonment. BRISTOL AND SOUTH WALES JUNCTION RAILWAY.— (EXTENSION LINE TO MONMOUTH).—-The manner in which the Parliamentary proceedings under the South Wales Railway Bill have been lately reported is calcu- lated to create an erroneous impression of that Company's plans, It is stated they have obtained a preamble for a Bill to make a railway to Chepstow, with a branch to Monmouth," instead of which it should have been with a branch from Newport to Monmouth," that being the branch which the South Wales Company take power to construct. The line from Bristol to the South Wales line near the passage, and the extension from thence to Monmouth, are both left to the Bristol and South Wales Junction Railway Companies and the branch which the South Wales Company make from Newport to Mon- mouth will be upwards of twelve miles distant, in quite a different direction. MONMOUTH.—Two children, of the respective ages of seven and three years, a boy and girl named Dobbs, wandered, it is supposed, for the purpose of picking wild strawberries, from their parent's house near the Buckholt, all Thursday, about half-past twelve o'clock, and were not heard of until yesterday (Friday), when nearly 100 persons were scouring the woods in all directions in search of the missing children, and were successful at a late hour in the afternoon, having found them in the Buckholt wood nearly famished. The state of mind of the mother during the absence of the children was of the most poignant description.—Monmouth Beacon. BLAENAVON.—CAPTURE OF HOUSEBREAKER-S.-In the course of last week our active policeman received infor- mation of the near vicinage of a couple of ipenw^ohad broken into a house near Bath. Ascertaining their [ localitv, and taking precautionary measures, he proceeded immediately and succeeded in capturing one, named J. Seige, who yielded without the least show of resistance. The other, George Bridges, being a most desperate character, required a still greater degree of caution. He, therefore, after securing Seige, disguised himself as a person seeking work, and taking a circuitous route came full upon his man, who no sooipr perceived him than he recognised his office and errand. He was, safely conveyed to his destination but, as a proof of the cietermined tone of his character, the following is an in- stance :-t:pon the left hand side of the road from fmice to Pontypool lies the canal. lIe had fallen into conver- sation while walking down with an itinerant quill vender, and upon arriving at a part where the canal was unpro- tected, asked him if he could swim, the quill vender answered "X o!" "D-- thee eyes', thee s'la'st try then" he exclaimed, and suitine; the action to the word sprang from the custody of the policeman, and, although handcuffed, pushed him in. The man, from the light nature of the quills, was kept afloat and drawn out. This brutal and unprovoked outrage has of course formed the ground for a second indictment.



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