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CHEPSTOW. e VALB OF XEATH RAILWAY Co.-A special meeting of this company was held here last week, Lord Yiliiers, M.P., chairman, ■tne meeting was convened for the purpose of taking into conside- ration bills now before parliament for the construction of branch J-Ues up to the valleys in the immediate neighbourhood of Aber- aare, called the Dare and Amman Valleys. The Chairman having explained the objects for which the meeting was assembled, a reso- lution was carried, adopting the bill for the construction of these branches, as introduced into the House of Lords. The meeting then separated.. CfRior-s CIRCUMSTANCE.—A few days since, as Mr. Brooks, TL'.fV, CottaSc> near the Windcliff, was quietly loading his cart Witt gravel by the road side, he was suddenly startled by the leap fall of a horse from the field above, across his own horse, which so affrighted bv the extraordinary visitation, that he darted off with. railroad rapidity towards Chepstow, where a collision took Piacr, and not only was a shaft broken, but a boy ten years of age was knocked down. The little fellow was slightly bruised, and considerably frightened; but the pace of the horse was scarcely necked, for on he went with the remnants of the cart, dashed past ifle town wall, and along the back lane, only bringing up, puffing "■Ud snorting, and still looking about him amazed, as if he still bore ^extraordinary rider on his back, at the cheerful hostelry, the 'nite Hart. Fortunately, there was no great amount of damage °ne; but the wonder and amazement occasioned will be a theme °r conversation for some time to come. AYe understand that the hare8 ^eapet* *rom the 011 "heing startled by a dog pursuing a si ^>EJITI0XS—Petitions to the Lords and Commons have been ?ned in this town, praying for a discontinuance of the annual phonal grant to the College of Maynooth; and also a females' lnt Queen, praying her Majesty to cause strict inquiry dpl°- rules of Nunneries, so as to prevent females from being a-ned therein against their own free will, &c. METHODISM, —A tea party was held "at the Bank Buildings on eanesday, last week, bv the Reformed Methodists, which was very well attended. THE GREAT TUBE.—The attractive operation of raising the sreat tube for the railway bridge, has induced a considerable num- ber 04? d 1P- persons to visit the banks of the Wye daily, in view of the Dri ^fes^re sce the progress of the tube but as the tio '°1?le tes^Ea lente," is the proper mode in such an opera-j n> the work progresses so slowlv, yet so satisfactorily and sue- esstully, that striking effects do not meet the eyes of the sight- seers. The completion is now secured within a short given time- o0me of our London and provincial contemporaries have made a ew serious mistakes in this important matter; amongst others, assert that the cross girders of the bridge arc of cast" iron, i stead of the very best wrought iron.

EBBW VALF.

THER.PONTYPOOL.

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MONMOUTHSHIRE AND GLAMORGANSHIRE…

HuUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY.

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