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SECOND PAGE.—Several letters on local subjects, will be found in the second page. The funeral of Mrs. Davis, wife of Henry John Davis, Esq., Mayor of Newport, and sister to the late Mrs. Justice, took place on Thursday, at St. Woollos. Evidences of regret and sympathy appeared very general on the solemn occasion. Mrs. Jones, ofClytha, family, and suite, passed through Newport on Wednesday, en route from London to Clytha; William Jones, Esq., is expected to join the family in a few UNFOUNDED RUMOTTRS.-On Monday last, considerable excitement was caused in this town by a report, arising from a private letter from Plymouth, received in town, that fresh disasters had befallen our army in Caffraria, resulting in a severe loss of life, including that of General Somerset and several officers and that in consequence of such casualties, the 48th Regiment, just arrived at Newport barracks, had received the route for Africa. Fortunately,the rumour proved destitute of foundation. MANURE.—The attention of our agricultural readers is invited to an advertisement in our columns, by which it will be seen that Mr. Keyse, corn merchant, &c., has been appointed agent in this district for a new species of manure. — RAILWAY LOANS.—Among the railway companies desirau of obtaining loans on debentures or mortgage, is the South Wales, for loans on mortgage, bearing interest at 4 percent. per annum, for periods not less than three, and not exceeding seven years. THE MARY ANN PETERS.—The friends of the passengers by this vessel will be glad to hear of her safe arrival at New York. on the Gth inst., having accomplished the voyage in less than a month. BIBLE CHRISTIANS.-Services in support of the missions of this society have been held during the past few days, at the commodious chapel of the community, Commercial-road. OPEN-AIR PREACHING—An itinerant expounder of scrip- ture, apparently neglectful of personal cleanliness, clothed in tattered apparel, held forth in the midst of the rain, to a small congregation of curiosity-people, last Wednesday, evening, near the Salutation ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.-It is stated that workmen are now engaged in laying down the electric telegraph wires upon the South Wales line, the work having already been accomplished from Gloucester to the Chepstow side of Newnhani. After the completion of the bridge at Chepstow, therefore, the telegraph will, of course, be laid on to the extent of the line, placing Swansea in communication with London by this wondrous process. DIVISION ON THE MILITIA BILL.-(Second Reading, Monday.)-In support of government, for the second reading: Mr. Crawshay Bailey, Mr. Octavius Morgan, Mr. Joseph Bailey, Mr. T. W. Booker, J. H. Vivian, the Marquess of Worcester, &c.—Sir Benjamin Hall voted against the bill. COUNTY FRANCHISE.—On Tuesday evening, in theIiou.se of Commons, on the division upon the Motion made, and Question put, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to rnakc the Franchise and the Procedure at Elections in the Counties in England and Wales the same as in the Boroughs, by giving the right of voting to all occupiers of tenements of the annual value of ten pounds by limiting the time of taking the poll to one day; and by limiting the time of pro- ceeding to election to eight days," Mr. Crawshay Bailey voted for the motion, in the minority of 149, with Sir Benj. Hall and others. In the majority of 202, were Mr. Octavius Morgan, Mr. Jos. Bailey, Mr. Booker, Mr. J. E. Vivian, &c. THE RECENT ELECTION FOR MONMOUTH.—The petition which has been presented by Air. Lindsay, against the return of Mr. Crawshay Bailey for these boroughs, will come on before the committee in a few days, and as the new law of evidence will in future permit both the candidates to be sub- mitted to an examination, the proceedings will possess an unusual amount of interest. The counsel retained for the petitioner are Mr. Edwin Smith, Mr. Sergeant Kinglake, and another learned gentleman.-Sun, Wednesday. OVER CAUTIOUS.—A Welsh dame and her husband came into Newport, and slept a few nights since, at a lodging-house on the Canal-side. The old lady had a sovereign with her, she being purse-bearer; and this, for security's sake, she placed in her mouth when she retired for the night; for, it appeared, she had a suspicion that as the landlady slept in the room, it would not do to put temptation in her way. The good wife, however, on waking next moraine, found her sovereign gone and in her indignant surprise, she supposed that as she always slept with her mouth open, the landlady had no doubt peeped in, after Somnus had sealed her eyes, and, perceiving the golden booty. filched it from its cunningly- devised hiding-place. The landlady denied the accusation. Thereupon the old lady ran to the officers of justice, and complained loudly, demanding that the hostess shoul 1 be apprehended. She was persuaded by the officers, however, that it was possible she herself had swallowed the coin, while asleep and snoring: The bare possibility of this being the case. was admitted by the old lady. DEATH BY DROWNING.—A little girl named Elizabeth Giles, aged live years, the daughter of a boatman, residing at Llantarnam, fell into the canal, near that place, on Monday morning, and drowned. NARROW ESCAPE.-On Tuesday, several children were at play in King-street, Carditr-road, in the evening, when a little child, two years of age, fell head foremost into an open eject, about two feet deep, from the top of which the grating had been removed by the other children. Had not a woman observed the child at once, it would unquestionably have been suffocated or drowned in thfi water in which its head was immersed. It would be well that the gratings should be so fastened, that they could not be easily removed. THE POPULAR EDUCATOR.—Mr. John Cassell, one of the most enterprising publishers of the day, has just issued another of his numerous cheap and instructive works, entitled the Popular Educator. It well deserves the title. Among others, we find lessons in ancient history, English grammar, arithmetic, mathematics, and geology, French, Latin, music, physiology, and botany, and all these subjects arc illustrated with engravings, and put in such a way as to render education a pleasure.— Mr. Cassell's Illustrated Exhi- bitor and Magazine, part 4, is decidedly an improvement on its predecessor, and is well worthy extensive patronage.

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