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HAVERFORDWEST RIFLE VOLUNTEERS.>…
HAVERFORDWEST RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. DRILL INSTRUCTOR-SERGEANT-MAJOR REID. Drills for the week commencing May 28, 1866. I I I -3 "2 /5 2 3 « 3 S 3 M 3 te- X) g a 3 H ? H fri 00 ( P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P..M P.M. Squad Drill 7.30 8 Target Practice. 4I JudgingDistance. Position Drill 7.30 9 9 Aiming Drill Battalion Drill General Muster 8 7.30 Blank Firing Target Practice 5 5 Band Practice 8 8 Captain for the week. Captain Carrow. Orderly Non-commissioned Officers, Corporal Henry I Andrews, W James, and T. Mathias. i (Signed) X. PEEL, Lieut-Colonel, ( Commanding 1st Administrative Battalion, Pembrokeshire Rifle Volunteers. ( f
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. HAVERFORDWEST CRICKET CLUB —A Match is ar- ranged to be played on Portfield on Friday afternoon next, between eleven of the Married and the like num- ber of the Single members of the Haverfordwest Club. Wickets to be pitched at half past thiee o'clock. Mem- bers are invited to attend. We have much pleasure In announcing that the name of the Rev J. W. Gibbon appears as a successful candidate for Deacon's Orders at the Trinity Ordination in Saint Asiph's Cathedral, by the Lord Bishop of that Diocese. Tha rev gentleman was, on the same day, licensed to the Curacy of Kerry, Newtown, North Wales. BOROUGHS (ENGLAND AND WALES). —A Parliamentary return was published on the 23rd inst., giving the names of those boroughs in Enghnd and Wales having a population of less than 10.000 and more than 8,000: according to the census of 186'1. These boroughs are 17 in number, and are Reigate, Poole. Lewes, Frome, Wind,ior, Christchurch, Shaftesbury, Tavistock, Wilton, Helstone, Chipping Wycombe, Rye, Malton, Chichester, Stamford, Guildford, and Haverfordwest (district). HAVBRFORDWBST RIFLE CORPS.—The competition for the prize given by Col. Peel for attendance at drill during the month of May will take place on Monday, the ilth of June, at 200 and 600 yards, five rounds-at each dis- tance, Wimbledon targets and scoring. The date of the contest, according to the rul?8, would fall on Monday, the 4th of June, but in consequence of the targets being required on that day for the match for the Tasker Chal- lerigi Cup, the shooting has been postponed to the 11th of Jane. THE OYSTER FisHEMES.—We extract the following from the OwlThe lovers of oysters will be glad to hear that a bill to regulate the cultivation of this luscious mollusc is shortly to be introduced in the House of Commons by Mr Milner Gibson. The main object of th'.i measure will be to enable the Board of Trade to givi permission to oyster breeders to obtain grants of tha foreabores for the purposes of oyster cultivation. ROYAL PKM-BBOKESHIRB ARTILLERY MILITIA,—The trV:nit' £ of this regiment has, owing to the fine weather wh;ch has prevailed since its embodiment, been proceeded with wiih ut interruption. During last week a detach- ment fronj each ba tcry proceeded to Pembroke Dock for the purpoie of target praeMce at long ranges with the big grins of t le Dockyard Batteries: The practice was very good, and the guns were served with a rapidity and smartness which eacitfld much surprise, and afforded ample, nroof of the. excellence of the instruction imparted to ihern by the able gunnery instructor of the regiment, Sergeant Hicks. We understand that the inspection will take place on Thursday, the Slst inst. THE TRADE IN LIVF. POULTRY.—A correspondent of the limes writes;—'id-day, at the Midland Railway station as Gloucester, 1 saw three large wicker cages densely paefced with ducus and lowls, and a servant of station, seeing my attention directed to the suffering s'.ata of the birds, informed are the hamper had been all day coming up from Milford, and had lett Waterford the day previous. The heal of the weather was great, and there was no possibility of giving the birds food and water, and several or them in the centre of the cages were seen to be dead. I question if humane people would ad- mit poultrv to their tables which had been known to .mndergo such treatment. Tha hampers were addressed "'l1iâ VVaterioid aim Milford, Foster and Sons, Smithfield, Hum Ingham. From Daniel Gleeson, Limerick, WHITMONDAY.—This day was observed as a general holiday, the various places of business being closed The weather being very fine, numbers of persons made excursions to various places in the county many visited Tenby, while others went to Martletwy, where pony races took place, and good sport was afforded. There was also a large number of visitors at Little Haren, where some pedestrian contests were got up, and were participated in with a hearty gocd will by all classes. The battalion drill of the Volunteers also attracted numerous spectators to Portfield, where the vast con- course of people, decked out in their holiday attire, brought back to the recollection of many, the great sporting gatherings of former days. FREEHOLDERS AND VoTERS.—On Saturday a return was issued showing that the following are counties of cities and counties of towns which return members to Parliament, or did so before 1832 :-Berwick-upol1- Tweed, Bristol, Canterbury, Carmarthen, Chester, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Haverfordwest, Kington- upon-Hull, Lichfield, Lincoln, London, Newcastle-upon- Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Poole, Southampton, Wor- cester, York. The following are the counties of cities and counties of towns in which the freeholders vote or votea for the city or borough in respect of their freeholds situated in them, and the number of freeholders now upon the registerBristol, 1,920; Exeter, 1,013; Ha- verfordwest, 215; Lichfield, 211; Norwich, 1,272; Not- tingham, 1,027. The counties of the cities and towns included in the first list and not comprised in the second were (with the exception of Berwick-upon-Tweed) in- corporated with adjoining counties for the purpose of eleoting knights of the shire, by 2 William 4, o. 45, s. 17 The right of election for Berwick-upon-Tweed, prior to the Reform Act, appears to have been in the freemen resi- dent and non-resident. By the 5 and 6 Victoria, c. 110, the county of the city of Coventry is in all respects,' constituted part of the county of Warwick. WALES AND THE CATTLE PLAGUE.-In the House of Commons, on the 18th inst, Mr Read asked the Secre- tary of State for the Home Department whether it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to allow the general sale of cattle at markets, fairs, and public auction after the 1st of June, and whether, if any alterations in the present restrictions were contemplated, he would state those alterations to the House. In reply, Sir G. Grey said that the present opinion of Her Majesty's Government was, that it would be inexp dient to make any alterations in the Order of the Privy Council, which would expire on the 1st of June, imposing restrictions upon the open sales of cattle at fairs and markets, and therefore they proposed to renew that Order not for a specified time, but until any other Ordep should be made in reference to this subject. Representations had reached him from three counties in Wales, alleged to be entirely free from the cattle plague, praying for some relaxation of the restrictions now in force. It was alleged that it was difficult to get people to go up to the various farms to purchase cattle, and undar the circumstances their request had been complied with, power being reserved to the Privy Council to re-establish such restrictions at any time they thought fit. EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYED On Monday week,(Whit- Monday) the clerks in the employ of Messrs. Powell, Mathias, and Evans, solicitors, oi this town, were treated by their employers to a sumptuous repast prepared for them at the country seat of their senior employer, J. R. Powell, Esq, at Manorbier. The^weather being all that could be desired, they started from Haverfordwest at an early hour (accompanied by an able cornet player) in a new break, four-in-hand, ably driven by the well- known whip, Mr Caleb Francis; all bent on thoroughly enjoying themselves, a determination in which they were not in the least disappointed as the sequel of the day will show. Arriving at Manorbier after a most splendid drive of four hours, they were duly received by their employers, and shortly afterwards adjourned to the burrows hard by, where several hours were most pleasantly passed in various athletic sports after which dinner was announced, and the happy party soon were seated round a repast which would have gratified the most fastidious Epicurean. In fact the table abounded with good cheer, and it is needless to say that the edibles were discussed with great gusto by all present. After dinner the usual loyal and patriotic toasts having been proposed, the toast of the day was given by the senior clerk, and which was. drunk with all the honours capable of being given to so worthy a sub- ject. In fact, the liberality and kindness evinced by Messrs. Powell, Mathias, and Evans, throughout this and many similar occasions deserve the highest commenda- tion. Various glees and songs in character, were iiven with good effect. About 5.30 p.m. the party repaired once more to the burrows, where they enlivened them- selves by becoming votaries of Terpsichore, for the nonce, and kept the dancing up until late in the evening, concluding one of the pleasantest days the clerks have ever enjoyed, and one which will long be remembered by them for the great Jhospitality shown them by their respected entertainers. These annual reunions are, we think, worthy of imitation, as they tend greatly to dh- hance good feeling between employers and employed. PEMBROKESHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. An adjourned Quarter Sessions for the County of Pem- broke was held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before John Harvey, Esq, A. B. Starbuck, Esq, J. P. Jones, Esq, J. D. Roberts, Esq, and the Rev. P. Phelps. IMPORTATION OF CATTLE FROM IRELAND. The following communication was read in reply to an application made to the Privy Council at a former ses* iions Privy Council Office, 25th May, 1866. 'SIR,-I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter )f the 22nd inst, requesting that the importation of cattle from Ireland into Pembrokeshire may be prohibited; and [ have to state that the subject of the safe-guards to be imposed on the importation of Irish cattle is under the lonsideration of the Privy Council. I am, Sir, Your obedient Bervant, H. D. HARNESS. FAIRS AND MARKETS. The following letter was also read:— Privy Council Office, 19th May, 1866 SIR,-The attention of this office having been directed to advertisements for certain markets and exhibitions of cattle to be held after the 1st Jane, J have to inform yon that the Lords of the Privy Council propose to extend for a further period the operation of the 28th regulation in each of the orders of the 24th of March and I I th of Apt! 1866, and that an Order of Council making such sxtension will be Issued. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, H. D. HARNESS. HOSPITAL SHIP FOR MILFORD HAVEN. The following repiy of the Home Office to the appli- cation ot the Court for a Hospital Ship for the Port of Milford was read: • Whitehall, 23rd May, 1866. 'SIR,—I am directed by Secretary Sir George Grey to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 19th instant, conveying a request from the local authorities in Pem- brokeshire for a Hospital Ship to be appropriated for service in the Port of Milford Haven, and I am to inform you that the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty regret that they have no vessel which can be given for this service. I am. Sir, Your obedient servant, H. WADDINGTON. ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before J. D. Roberts, Esq, J. P. Jones, Esq, A. B. Staff- buck, Esq, and Rev P. Phelps. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY. Mr R. G. Bonniwell, contractor, was charged with obstructing the highway at Milford. The case was adjourned. MOVING CATTLE BETWEEN SUNSET AND SUNRHE. Thomas Morris, of Solva, was charged with moving cattle between sunset and sunrise on the 22nd of May. P.C. Charles MathiaB deposed that he saw the defendant driving ten cowa and a bull about halt past twelve o'clock at night. Mr Williams, the defendant's master, said that the oaWo left the foot at fy ir o'elock, »qd be fully expected they would have reached their destination before sunset; but one failed at Newgale and another at New Building, and they were unable to finish the journey by the time he expected. The case was withdrawn on payment of costs. Titus Howells, in the same employ, was charged with a similar offence, committed on the same oocasion. The case was also withdrawn on payment of costs. ASSAULT. Mary Cousins, of Freystrop, was charged with assault- ing Catherine Allen. The defendant denied strikiifg the first blow. The complainant, (one of whose eyes was very much discoloured) deposed that she had had three children by defendant's husband, the last one having been born on the 2nd of May. She went in search of defendant's hus- band, to ask him if he would give her anything to supporr the child, and meeting the defendant, she enquired where her husband was, when the defendant asked her what she wanted with him, making use of expressions which she could not repeat in Court. The defendant "aid she would give her pay for her child, and struck her on the face a good many times, knocking her and her baby down. In cross-examination, the complainant denied that she said that defendant's husband was as much hers as de- fendant's. She did not call her a —— w-, nor spit in her face. She did not say she would separate her and her husband, nor challenge defendant to fight. The defendant said that complainant struok her with a stone, and challenged her to fight three months ago. She was married eight months ago, and the complainant had threatened to separate her and her husband. The Bench fined the defendant 2s 6d and costs.
TENBY. THE MAYOR OF TENET, at the request of many of the inhabitants, convened a public meeting for the purpose of considering tire advisability of engaging a band during the summer months. We hope to be able to give our readers an account of the meeting (which takes place this evening) in our next week's paper. In our account of the book presented by the Mayor of Tenby to, and most graciously accepted by Her Majesty, we omitted to mention what, after all, might justly be considered as the main thing, namely, the printing ot the book. We have scarcely ever seen a piece of clearer or neater printing turned out of hand, and of which Mr Mason's printers, Messrs. Gray, Leech, and Morris 14a) rightly be proud. One of the most charming coast walks of Tenby from the Castle Hill to Giltar Head has, for a length of time, been rendered unavailable by the water drainage of the Vale of Saint Florence, which, flowing through the cul- vert made by the Tenby and Pembroke railway, spreads itself in a broad though shallow stream along the South Sands, till it meets the sea, thereby dividing the walk mentioned in half. Men are now being employed in reducing the width of the channel down which the waters run, and in making a substantial way over it. We hope shortly to be able to say that the whole has been completed. THE TENBY LIFE BOAT was taken out to exercise this week under the command of Lieut Onslow, R.N. The boat behaves remarkably well. Talking of life-boats brines to mind a story we have heard of a life-boat which was being taken out to exercise. A stranger, who bad been superintending the launching of the boat and affected to take great interest in the matter, was by the kindness and bonhomme of the commanding officer, in- vited to take a seat in the boat. The strange gentleman, who was as willing to receive any information respecting the working and principle of life-boats as a first lord of the admiralty, was well supplied with the knowledge he sought. The officer's hospitality was extended to him, and after a prolonged cruise the boat once more touched tho shore, the erew got out, and the strange gentleman once more lingered about, narrowly scrutinizing the operation of putting everything by. What could he be? A Statist? An Inspecting Commander in muftie? A Gentleman waiting? Yes this last, and familiarly known as a 'gentleman's gentleman.' Ob, ye gods and little tishes, what a mistake! WHIT-MONDAY was observed as a general holiday at Tenby; the weather being delightfully fine numerous excursion trips took place: carriages and the railway were put into requisition to bring holiday pleasure- 'seekers to their several destinations. Many went to a tea meeting held at Manorheer Castle, which took place in aid of the Penniwell chapel. Addresses were delivered after tea, which were listened to with attention. Equal in interest was the tea meeting held in the well preserved ruins of Carew Castle, on behalf of the Independent Chapel at that place, At Stepaside also a tea meeting and fair was held. Very .many persons assembled there froip the neighbouring villages. The weather, though pleasant for land excursionists, was not at all suitable for sea trips, consequently no boats went over 'to Caldy Island, where from almost time immemorial, parties have on Whit-Monday flocked ovprto shoot rabbits and puffins. Surely a special Providence seemed to be over the holiday-makers at such times, for with boats loaded almost to the water's edge, and the sailors with 'three sheets and nine-tenths in the wind,' we never recollect any accident happening to any of them, nor have we heard of such an occurrence taking place. What could have been the origin of these water pilgrimages to the island, we leave to the antiquary to determine. Could it have been in obedience to the wish expressed on the engraved stone at Caldy that the passers-by might pray for the soul of Clituocon us? SAUNDERSFOOT PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on the 22nd inst, before Dr Dyster, H Sanders, Esq, and the Rev. T. Dunn. Anne Edwards summoned James Reynolds as the putative father of her bastard child. Her evidence was corroborated, and the defendant was ordered to pay Is 6d a week from the date of application, and 14s costs. Mr H. O. Martin, the magistrates' clerk, Was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for using a cart without having his name painted thereon. A rather humorous circumstance connected with this case was, that the iron plate had been prepared for the cart, and the name properly painted and givpn to the carter, but by some stroke of genius or smock frock inspiration, the man fixed the plate on the plough instead of the cart, and for a whole day the very unusual sight may have been seen of a plough being worked with a cart plate. Hodge's versatility beats by long chalks that of the woman who, when directed to put a blister on her chest affixed it to a trunk.——David Griffiths was, fined Is, and 5s 6d- costs, for riding on bis oart, drawn by two horses, without reins or guide.— Sarah Llewellyn summoned Joseph Llewellyn for assault. The parties settled the case, the. defendant paying costs. Margaret Thomas was charged with allowing her four donkeys to stray on the highway. She bad been sum- moned before, and repeatedly cautioned by the police. Fined 2s 61, and 611 6d costs, or seven daya* imprisonment. Richard Brace was summoned for the same offence. It was his first offence, and the sammona was withdrawn on his paying Is 6d costs.
"CTCT R RESPOND ENCE.
CTCT R RESPOND ENCE. We do not consider our selves responsible for the opixio" and sentiments of our Correspondents TBBEATHNED PEW RENTING OF pA-RISIl CHURCHES. SIR,—I should be obliged by your inserting the eD- closed paragraph in your next publication, and per, mitting me to request communication from any of your readers who feel interested in the subject. May 1 take this opportunity of inviting general sup* port to the great national movement for the gradual abolition of the pew system in parish churches ? Yours faithfully, EDWARD HERFORD, Gen. See. National Association for Freedom of Worship, Ridgefield, Manchester, May 21st, 1866. CHURCH-RATE COMPROMISE BILL. Pew Rents in parish Churches. The subjoined Petition has been prepared for ture by persons desiring to express views in accordan with those contained in it. Signatures should be written on paper foolaoap and should either be forwarded to the General Secre of the National Association, Offices, 14, Manchester, or 14, George-street, Mansion House, &• Or should be prefixed with the words of the Pet1 and addressed by. book post to some Member of a ment for the purpose of, presentation. tion' Immediate attention is necessary, and any will be gladly received by the Geheral Secretary 0 National Association Manchester. PROHIBITION OF PEW RENTS. j m of To the Honourable the Commons of the United Great Britain and Ireland in Iarliameni assemo The humble Petition of the Parishionsrs of [*he p of] in the diocese of SHEWETH,— CHURCB That by the parochial system every partsn" t What- free to all parishioners alike, and any paymen soever for seats is positively forbidden by da*r• oborch- That this law is now dktensively violated y s0nt( wardens appropriating all or most of tbe sea gj I,J
PEMBROKE PETTY SESSIONS —These sessions were held at the Town Hall, Pembroke, on Wednesday, before Dr Mansel, and the Rev R. J. H. Thomas. William Edwards, of Freestone Cross, in the parish of Carew, quarryman, was brought up io custody, charged by Superintendent Gea. I Evans, with having on the evening of the 21st inst, assaulted P.C. James Rees whilst in the execution of bis duty, and also with damaging his uniform (frock coat) by tearing the same. P.C. James Rees sworn: I am one of the Pembrokeshire Constabulary, stationed at Carew. On Monday night, the 21st inst, about eight p.m, 1 was called into the Castle Inn, Carew, by Mrs Edwards, the landlady, to turn prisoner out, as he was very noisy there -singing and dancing. I put him out of the room, when he took hold of the door frame and refused to go further; he kicked me on the leg, and made several attempts to bite me, and seized hold of my coat and tore the skirt quite off, on one side. He was under the influence of drink, but not very drunk. Jane Edwards: l am land- lady of the Castle Inn, Carew Village. I called the police officer into my house on the evening in question to turn prisoner out as he was dancing and singing and disturbed the company in the house: he went out quietly from the room with the policeman. I saw nothing of what happened at the door. Prisoner had no defence to make, and was find 103, and 6s#6d costs for the assault, or fourteen days hard labour, and fined 2s 6d. and 2s 6d damage, and 6s Gd oosts for damaging the uniform eoat, or seven days hard lubour. Defendant was committed in default.
PEMBEOKE^OCK! Taws CLOCK FUND —Mr James Brabam, church- warden, has received ten shillings from Messrs Day and Martin, the well-known blacking manufacturers, of Lon. don, in aid of the above fund.
1NAVAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE.
NAVAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. ADMIRALTY, May 24. APPOINTMENTS. -Lieut- Francis W. Lowther to the Formidable, as flag-lieutenant to Sir Baldwin W. Walker, Bart., K.C.B. Master—George A. Stabb (additional) to the Frederick William. Paymaster — Richard Sainthill (additional) to the Topaze. MAY 25. Lieutenants-Wm. J. Boteler, to the Britannia James S. Trotter, to the Dauntless; Tbomas M. M. Wynyard, to the Pembroke, for service in the Coastguard; J. B- Palmer, of the Bescawen, to the Ganges, for service in the Liberty tender (commissioned). Master Edward Hinvest, to the Trafalgar, for service in the Coastguard. Master's Assistant—W. R. Martin, to the Hydra. Assistant Paymasters—George Lawless, to the For- midable John Carlisle, to the Fisgard; William H. E. Mitchell, to the Asia; Henry C. W. E. Batchebr, to the Donegal. Frst Class Assistant Engineers-Joseph W. Smart, to the Black Prince Peter Colquhoun, to the Cumberland, for the Endymion.
N ARBERTH. NARBKRTH RIFLE VOLUNTEERS.—On Whit-Monday a contest took place at the Government Range for a Guitar, presented by Mr Owen Jenkins, value thirty shillings, and ten money prizes. The ranges were 20s) and 300 yards, five shots at each distance, Hythe targets. The day was very windy, and the scoring rather low in con- sequpnee. "Tha first prize was won by Colour-Sergeant T. Smythe, with the excellent score of thirty-two. winneri) of the other prizes were-Private Wm. Wilkins, Lance Corporal J. Rees, Private John Morris, Private John Duckfield, Private John Llewellyn, Private John Bowen, Private R. Duckfield. Private William Griffiths, Private W. D. Nicholas After the shooting the company, under the command of Colour Sergeant Smythe, took the train for Haverfordwest, for the purpose of attending Battalion Drill on Portfield. PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held at the new County Court House, on May the 17th, before J. L. G. P. Lewis, J. James, and G. R. G. Rees, Esqrs.—P.S. Edward Irving v. Sarah Eynon, for allowing horses to stray on the highway. Complainant called a witness named Cole, who, on being examined, could not state the date which he had seen the horses. Case dismissed.— P.S. Edward Irving v. William Richards, for allowing pigs to stray on the highway. Fined 6d, and 3s 6d costs. -P.S. Edward Irving v. John Jones, for pigs straying on the highway. Defendant pleaded not guilty, stating that be was driving the pigs at the time that he was met by PC Carroll. P C. Carroll stated that. when he mat the defendant he was driving the pigs, but believed he only commenced to do so when he saw him. Their Worships dismissed the case, and cautioned Carroll not to bring on such cases before them again.—Elizabeth James v. Benjamin Gunnick, for bastardy. Adjourned. -Morgan Mn&s v. Thomas Richards, for cruelty to a horse. The parties did not appear.- William Lewis, (agent for Elizabeth Child) II Edward Mathias, S. Jones, T. Smythe, and John Thomas, for trespass over a mountain on the tenth. of March, while following the harriers. Complainant did not appear, and consequently the cases were dismissed. The defendants applied for costs, but their Worships would make no order.
CTETDTGXNT~ BONCATH DISTRICT HIGHWAY BOARD. — A special meeting of the board was held at the Boncath Inn, oil Wednesday last. Benjamin Evans, Esq., the vice chair- man, presided. The meeting was called for the purpose of making an order for contributions from the Parish of Saint Dogmells. Since issuing the order at the last general meeting, it was discovered that the overseers for the said parish for the ensuing year had not been ap- pointed, and therefore it became necessary to cure the iefect. CARDIGAN RIFLE CORPS. With the return of fine weather the Cardigan volunteers have commenced tar- get firing, and on Wednesday the 23rd inst, the first prize shooting came off on Pentood marsh. The prinoipal prize, a gold signet ring, given by Mr John T. Mathiae, wetchmaker, was competed for by a large number' Distance, 500 and 600 yards; five shots at each. Col- Serjeant D. 0. Jones scored 25 marks, and proved the winner. Two other prizes, offered by Mr Mathias, were won by Mr J. Thomas and Mr W. M. Evans. Two valuable pipes, in cases, presented by Mr D. Davies, chemist, were also shot for. Lance-corporal W. Jonefl took the first, and for the second Mr J. T. Mathias Mr Edward Hoblin were ties, the former being the ulti- mate winner. JOHN BARLEYCORN AT CILGERRAN.—On Thursday last, a farmer residing in the vicinity of Cilgerran, when under the influence of John Barleycorn, was the prin- cipal actor in a scene which occasioned much laughter among the inhabitants of that village. His wife waB engaged in the manufacture of butter, and leaving the room to obtain salt to mix with it, the farmer in her ab- sence removed the tub containing the butter, and brought it to a 'merchant in the village. While carrying his burden, he was seen by a trumpeter, who blew a blast on his instrument, and in a few minutes assembled nearly the whole village population. With difficulty b's brought the butter to the stores, but the merchant tieeming the quality of the butter not to have been iat' proved by the usage it had been subjected to, declined to purchase. While the farmer and merchant were dis- cussing the merits of the butter, the farmer's wife was making enquiries respecting the whereabouts of her lord, and ultimately found her way to the stores. She loudly upbraided the farmer for his conduct, and eX- pressed her disapprobation of the proceedings of the merchant, and to .the great amusement of the crowdt out the discussion short by bringing home the butter, which she said she would salt in spite of the fresh opinions of her husband.