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MiffllOU'MlSHIRE. UNOPPOSED BILLS.-The (Lords) committee on un- opposed bills-Lord Shaftesbury chairman—met on Thursday week, at two o'clock, and proceeded with the consideration of the Newport and Pontypoolrailway bill. The case being unopposed, the formal proofs were put in and the chairman said he would report to the house that the bill had passed through committee. STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF LOfms,-Friday July 1Sth.-THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY. —This bill was opposed on the ground that the plans and sections were not in accordance with the standing orders. The committee, after a long investigation, declared they would report specially to the house, that, notwithstanding the inaccuracies in the plans and sections, the parties shall be allowed to proceed with the bill. THE MON- MOUTH AND HEREFORD RAILWAY.—This bill, after a brief inquiry, was declared to have passed the standing orders. The chairman is to report specially on the case. BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED.—Thomas Waters, corn- dealer, Pillgwenlly, Monmouthshire. CHEPSTOW. — We are happy to state that a petition to the House of Lords has been most numerously signed this week, praying their Lordships to pass the South Wales Railway Bill this session of Parliament, with the omis- sion of the clauses of the original bill, which relates to that portion of the line lying between Standish and Chepstow. CHEPSTOW HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.—We have re- ceived a schedule of prizes to be given by the Chepstow United Horticultural Society in the Castle, on the 4th of September, and we are pleased to observe the liberal re- wardsin store for the successful competitors. The hon. secretary has already received intimation from several ce- lebrated amateurs and nurserymen of their intention to enter the lists 011 that occasion. Another marquee will be erected for the exhibition of vegetables. ABERGAVENNY.—EXTRAORDINARY SHOOTING.On Saturday the 12th inst., a match came off at the Spitty Farm, near Abergavenny. The crackshot of the county, Mr. John Massey Bellamy, undertook for a wager of one sovereign to kill three out of six pigeons, 45 yards rise, which he accomplished in good style. The following are the particulars The first bird flew towards Mr. B., and just has he fired the bird ducked and he was not touched the second was killed close to the trap; the third flew about five yards one side and was also killed the fourth went off at a slapping pace right a bead, and had gone 15 yards from the trap before Mr. B. fired, when lie i ought him down in fine style, the distance being mea- sured was found to be 62 yards; the last two birds were missed-thus winning a wager, A match was afterwards shot between Mr. Howells and Mr. Billing against Mr. Liles and Mr. Hanbury, the first three killing their birds, JHr. Hanbury missing. Mr. Liles and Mr. Hanbury then shot off, Mr. Liles winning. There being only one bird left, Mr. Bellamy made a wager that he would kill it standing as before, 45 yards from the trap there were several bets made. Mr. B. killed his bird cleverly. I here were a great many gentlemen present, and a simi- lar match was made to come off next week. NEWPORT MARKET, on Wednesday last, was well sup- plied with all sorts of cattle, sheep, &c., which sold readily at good prices. The quantity of stock increases weekly, and this may now be considered the best market in the county. The imports from the South of Ireland are very considerable, and we have no doubt the spirited pro- prietors are reaping a handsome per centage upon the outlay. We certainly are in want of a corn and cheese market, and if these were added to the present building the premises would be complete. I FATAL ACCIDENT.—A few days ago as Mr. Edwards a farmer living at Llanover, was getting over a hed"-e' with a loaded gun in his hand, a bramble became en- tangled with the trigger, and, unfortunately, the gun went off, and its contents were lodged in Mr. Edwards's body, causing instantaneous death. On the following day an inquest was held over the body of the deceased, and a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned, It has been with no small amount of pleasure that we observed of late the desire for the improvement of the town of Abergavenny manifested by the inhabitants. The part now undergoing the ordeal is'Pen-y-pouad, and the >pi;it manifested by H. Vennor, E-jq., is deserving of the higestpraise. O:i Sa'urd.iy night, or car'y on S'.riday morning, ten sneep were killed and two others s >ver;y bitten at Tuih-.y, n-ar Abergavenny, the property of Mrs. Morris, of P«n- Unlace; and on the same night, two sheep belon-zing to Mr. T. Davies, butcher, were killed. The dog or dogs which effected the mischief have not been traced. ° BLAENAVON,-—Tin; IRON TRADI?.—The quarterly meeting of the Staffordshire iron masters, to which the hopes and expectations of so many were directe 1, has taken place, and the result has proved diametrically op- posite to what was anticipated. It was supposed that, iVoni private motives for the general good uf the trade, the influential* had kept iron down but it now shows how unfounded and- fallacious such a supposition was. The present price is 70s. pig and 153s. bars, the bars having taken the place that the pigs some m.uiths asro occnpicd. There is no present prospect of amendment, neither i, there a future one that may be relied on held on!, as the make basso far outstripped the dem vad consequently, the markets beco no so overloaded, that in the event of the railway bills passing, the workmen wiil be little or nothing benefited. INQUEST.—On Wednesday week an inquest was held at the Clown I in, before T. Hughes, Esq,, coroner, Oil the body of a tine little boy, aged 9 years, the sou of Thos. White, carpenter, who was found dead in bed. Verdict—Died by the visitation of God. ———Oit-—— NEWPORT POLICE. —MONDAY, JLT.Y 21. [Before the Mayor &T. Hughes, Esq., a- the Town-hall.] FRIGHTENED TO DF. VTIF.—Anuis Evans complained that she and her iamtiy had been frightened out of their lives" by seeing a man asleep on the wali of their arardea. The poor woman seemed not to have fully recovered from the snock. She sobbingly stated she had given him into the custody of the policeman on duty, who, on being called, proved tiie finding of the man in the garden. The prisoner seemed astonished at the complaint, and could not con- ceive how he, being "dead drunk," could frighten away life; and wondered more when he was fined 2s. Gd. and costs. William Edmonds, on the charge of having lead in his possession, being suspected with having stolen the same, was dismissed. The police were ordered to return the property. GIVING AND TAKING THE SACK,—SUSANNA EDMUNDS, aged 14, (and another person), were seen by Policeman Bath, at an unseasonable hour, having with them a sack each. One gave him the sack," b) running away, but with the prisoner he had the pleasure of taking the sack, both ofwitich he now produced.—Case remanded. BURKE versus KING,— Tne complainant, who made a sad tale of an assault, wore a face which might really have borne some resemblance to that of her namesake, tne deaf pugilist while the defendant seemed anything but the daughter or wife of a King. When the Bench attempted to hear the charge, a regular row took place, the comphunant vociferating that she had been grossly \iliiied. The magistiates ordered them to pay 4s. each, costs, and dismissed them. THROWN INTO THE DITCH.—A boy named Jones complained that two others, White and Evans, had tin-own him into a ditch and broken his arm. Settled out. of Court. "THE SONG OF THE SHIRT."—Daniel Kin, stood charged to the tune of stealing a shirt; bat as the com- plainant did not appear, the song was unsung for the present. The prisoner, however, seemed rather disap- pointed at not hearing the music of complainant's sweet voice, and went away growling in rather a bass voice. John Scjne, having a black eye, and otherwis? of a wild and bad-looking character, was charged by Mrs. Harris, the person with whom he lodged, with assaulting her. The young man is a shipwright, in the employ of Messrs. Wilmot and Hall, and has been repeatedly before the magistrates, lie now seemed to feel the disgraceful position in which he stood, and, on the promise of abstaining from drunkenness in future, was dismisse 1. The overseers of the borough of Newport settled the complaint against them by paying to the Guardians the £ 6-to due, with the expenses. A DIRTY QUARREL.—This was a dispute between two scavengers, as to the right to certain dirt which Williams alleged to have gathered together, and Venn was accused of taking away. Witness attempted to saw this here man take away the dirt col!ectcd Ir). tll18 here gen- tleman; but then the two scavengers commenced dis- puting together, and ultimately the magistrates were obliged to dismiss the matter.


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