SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. .011 Sunday last sermons were preached in Victoria-road Congregational Chapel, in behalf of the Sunday School connected with that place of worship. In the morning and evening the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. F. Pollard, pastor of the church; and the Rev. Evan Thomas, minister of the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Charles-street, preached the afternoon sermon. A selection of hymns were sung by the scholars, who, by the manner they acquitted them- selves, reflected much credit upon their tutor. A col- lection was made at the close of each service-the con- tributions in the aggregate amounting to a liberal sum. ST, MARKS CHAPEL OF EASE, BANESWELL.— The week evening service at this place of worship, which some time since was discontinued, is, we are informed, to be resumed this (Friday) evening, and to be held regularly on future Friday evenings. UlFLE COMPETITION.—Some capital rifle shooting took place on Monday, by the members of the Third Monmouthshire Corps, belonging to the DJS Works, in a contest ft r three prizes, given by Lieutenant Curdes. The following is the result of the match :-The first priz", a silver watch, was won by Private Prosser, making 15 points, 8 at 200, and 7 at 400 yardV range; the second piize, zCl, won by Private Turner, at 12 points and the third prize, 15.i., by Private Steward, at 11 points. The Rev. J. M. Lance, of Neweastle-on-Tyne, having accepted the earnest aod unanimous invitation of the English Baptist Church, Commercial-street, New- port, will commence his labors on the first Sunday in November. SPECIAL SERVICES.—We auderstand thatarrange metits have been made for a series ot special sermons to be preached in St. Paul's Church, Newport, on alter- nate Wednesday evenings, by some of -the most talented and eloquent of the clergy of the Church of England. This movement is in connection with the H Church Home Mission," which has formed Cir- cuits" in many parts of the country, to be traversed fortnightly by clergymen distinguished in the ministry of the Church of England. The fi. st special sermon at St. Paul's Church will be preached next Wednesday evening, at seven o'clock, by the Rev. Samuel A. VValker, M.A., rector of Su Mary-le-Port., Bristol. 1 here will be no collection. We hear that an arrangement has beea entered into for annulling the bankruptcy in the case of Mr. William Con way James, of Pontnewydd. On Tuesday there was a sitting at the Bristol Bankruptcy Court, for the choice of assignees; but the proceedings was merely formal. SOUTH WALES MINERAL RAILWAY—The crdinary meeting was held on Monday, at the office, Victoria- street, Westminster, Lord li. G. Lennox in the chair. The report stated that the line had been opened for traffic as far as the western end cf the tunnel, a distance ofiive miles and a half, and that the remaining portion to Glyncoring was ready for the hying of the permanent way. It appears that the whole of the works will be finished by the time the collieries are prepared to-send in their produce. On the motion of the chairman, the report was adopted. A resolution was then agreed to authorising the directors to creale;and issue preferential shares to any amount they might think necessary, .not exceeding £ 80,000, and to attach .to such shares any preferential dividend not exceeding six per cent. per aniuni. GAIUSALDI'S CAMPAIGN.—Gomjjertz's panorama of Garibaldi's campaign in Italy has bean on exhibition at the Town Hall assembly-room, during the past week. M. Gomperiz has, by the magnitude and grandeur cf his various panorama?, secured a world-wide reputation. His present one is on a scale equally imposing with its predecessors, and is calculated to ensure a very large share of public patronage. But in addition to a weli-eseeuted representation of the thrilling incidents in the brillia: t campaign of the Italian Hero, the exhibition includes the late Mr. Albert Smith's magnificent panorama of the Rhine, which forms one of the most perfect specimens of panoramic painting ever witnessed. The gem of the enter- tainment is, however, the Czyljt of Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem, which is presented under thiee aspects. The closing scene-the appearance of the erypt, brilliantly illuminated, during the celebration of midnight mass—is peculiarly beautiful and impressive, the effect .being heightened, and rendered adtlitionally solemn, by the subdued music, instrumental and vocal, by which it is accompanied. The success which has attended the ex- hibition has induced the propoprielor to prolong his stay another week. Particulars will be found in an adver- tisement.
PONTYPOOL. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Monday, the 30th ult., Mrs. Walters, wi'e of Mr. William Walters, brewer, of Pontyyool, was suddenly taken ill with dessentery inflammation supervened, and Mrs. Walters expired about three o'clock on Wednesday morning, to the great grief of an affectionate husband and numerous family. Her death is attributed to the distress of mind, occasioned by the illness of her two sons, one of whom died only five weeks since. Mrs. Walters was much esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and died a sincere christian. ON THE DEATH OF C. H. LEIGH, ESQ., (LAIE LORD-LIEUTENANT OF THE COUNTY OF MON- MOUTH.) THE widow sheds sad, silent tears, In grief the poor man bows his head For mournful accents greet their ears, Their friend is dead. When sickness they could not withstand, And food, or labour was denied, He with a willing, open hand, Their wants supplied. In dark retreats of misery, That pride pass'd by in high disdain, The inmates mourn they ne'er shall see His like again. They mourn him in the gilded hall, Where long he will not be forgot, But miss'd will he be most of all In lowly cot. T'was there his bounty sweeten'd toil, This gives the lustre to his fame, And poor men long at Pontymoil Shall bless his name. noble, generous deeds, esteemed, TI wkich the practice was his rule was justly deem'd Of Pontypool. And at his melancholy end, What grief can Pontj pool's exceed ? For it hath lost its long-tried friend In sorest need. But, oh its loss shall prove his gain- For since life's fitful dream is o'er, In joy he'll rest where bliss doth reign For evermore. And now to God we humbly pray, And whilst we add Thy will be done," Vouschafe that this dear father may Live in his son. The widow bless with length of days- A father to his children be, Then coming ages yet shall praise The name of Leigh. 4b.
BLAENAVON. INFIDELITY AND CHRISTIANITY was the subject of a lecture delivered on-Alonday evening last at the Primitive Methodcst Chapel, by the Rev. Robert Key, of the Norwich district to an audience numbering upwards of 500 persons. The lecture was delivered in an easy, and at the same time, impressive and eloquent manner. The attention of the audience was excited by the earnestness of the speaker, who very vividly showed the worthleesness of Infidelity, and brought forward indubitable proofs to substantiate the firmness of Christianity. The "talented speaker was fre- quently warmly applauded by the audience, who seemed thoroughly to appreciate the views he took of the sub- ject. The Rev. Thomas Hobson officiated as Chairman during the evening, and at the close of the lecture pro- posed a vote of thanks to Mr. (Key, which was heartily acoarded, and-suitably acknowledged. John Harris, Esq., had been invited to attend the lecture, and take the chair for the evening, but other engagements preventing him, he tendered a written apology, and enclosed a donation of ten shillings. On Sunday last the Rev. Mr. Key preached three sermons to oveifiowing audiences, at the close of wbioh collections were made in aid of the chapel funds. ACCMENT.-OU Tuesday last a-smith named Benjamin Jones bad one of Lis arms broken with a blow of a sledge which aceidentally slipped off the handle while being swung found in the hands of the striker.
FRIDAY'S MARKETS. (By Electric Telegraph. ) LONDON CORN MARKET. FRIDAY. Giles, Son, and Barkers report.-All articles held at Monday's prices, but as yet scarcely anv business pasan°'. LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET—FRIDAY. ° Market fairly attended, wheat in moderate demand, prices gedemlly unchanged.
THE Government of VICTOR EMMANUEL cer- tainly display considerable forbearance in dealing with the political partisans that infest their dominions. This forbearance, however, is not being appreciated by the party towards whom it is exercised. From the Italian news of the last few day,2 it would appear that a vessel having on board 100 men, supposed to be adherents of MAZzna, who contemplated a descent upon the Papal territory, had been captured by the Customs guard at Portigliora, opposite the island of Elba. Then it is asserted, from another quarter, that these dis- turbers, now appropriately known as the party of action," have at Milan, depdts containing 30,000 of the best muskets, received from Belgium, France, and England they are also said to possess ample supplies of ammunition, and to be in a position to arm and equip 50,000 volunteers in Lombardy alone. It is but natural that the Government should watch the movements of these agitators with extreme anxiety; they are said to have arrested 20 leaders of the Mazzinian party in Milan And Brescia, and thus to have prevented an intended attempt to create a disturbance in Rome. These movements indicate an uneasiness and a feeling of dissatisfaction which must make the task of governing Italy anything but an b 0 easy one. Of course the French troops would repel with indignation any attack upon the Papal States by Mazzinian volunteers and VICTOR EMMANUEL could therefore show no favour to such a movement with- out placing himself in a hostile position 0 towards France. Although profoundly desirous of bringing about a solution of Italian compli- cations, the Court of Turin cannot well sanction its being effected by such means. A demon- stration of a rather insignificant character was made in Naples on Tuesday, the drift of which may be gleaned from the circumstance of the walls having been placarded with handbills bearing the words "VICTOR EMMANUIL with "GARIBALDI at Rome." This, however, cause! no disturbance, and was probably only intended as a means of manifesting popular feeling. Brigandage is, mean while, being crushed—the 'n leaders of the leactionists are being summarily disposed of-and the wretched FRANCIS THE SECOND is not likely to improve his position by identifying himself with such attempts as that of BoRGiiS. The deposed monarch has, indeed deprived himself of all pretence for the plea that he has no complicity with the brigand movement. and his course is no less rash and absurd, because it must inevitably prove un- successful. If the power to hold Naplesagainst political firebrands may be deemed to have established VICTOR EMMANUEL'S claim to Rome, he has certainly won himself a permanent home in the eternal city. It may, however, be doubted if France is yet prepared to hand over he Papal head-quarters to a Sovereign to whose forcible entry into Naples he had no objection. Past events scarcely yet foreshadow how Italian unity is to be achieved, however sanguinely we may regard the destinies of that distracted Country, THE recent arrivals from America fail to bring intelligence of any decisive movement on the part of the belligerents. The affair at Lexington, of which some information has been brought by the North Briton, has unquestion- ably been exaggerated by the Federalists. It is too much to suppose that 30,000 rebels were scat- tered by a. bayonet charge of the Irish bri- gade." It would seem, however, that the con- flict was not concluded at the date of the ad- vices, and the Federalists, who were greatly out- numbered by their opponents, were to be speedily re-inforced. Meanwhile General FREMONT, whose proclamation in Missouri appears to have created some uneasiness in the mind of the President, has bee a cautioned as to his course, and an official notific i tion, (given in our Supplement) has been published ordering its modification. President LINCOLN is clearly of opinion that the General's proclamation transcends the provisions contained in the Act of Congress of August 6 last, entitled An Act to confiscate property used for insurrectionary "purposes," and therefore calls upon him to render it conformable to that enactment. Mr LINCOLN is tremblingly alive to the privileges of the slaveholders, and insists upon extreme caution that they be not invaded. Such a deli- cate handling of the slave question may secure the sympathy of a political party, but it is not likely to commend the President's policy to the favour of enlightened nations. If there be no question involved in the American war beyond that of adjusting the boundaries of the Slave and the Free States respectively, and the maintenance of the authority of the North over the South, then whether the conflict result in re-union or separation is not very ma- terial to other countries, however interesting it may be to the Federal Government. It is quite possible that that Government may see the ex- pediency of tolerating slavery by the South, although they may not sanction it but if it must be continued, of what consequence is it toother nations that desire to see the plague-spot obliterated, whether it be maintained by re- united or separated States. A restoration of the normal condition of affairs would but leave slavery rampant, with the North pledged to certain guarantees for its protection within pre- scribed limits-while a severance of the Slave from the Free States would throw the abettors of slavery upon their own resources, and free the North from the imputation of complicity with their abominable traffic.
faltmtew ^ijpintnwnts. FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCT. 12TH, 1861. SEVENTH MONMOUTHSHIRE RIFLES. Monday.—General parade in uniform, with arms, at 7 p.m. Wednesday- —Recruit and squad drill at 7 p.m. Friday.—Company drill at 7 p.m. Committee Meeting.—Monday, at 7 p.m. Rifle Practice.—Thursday and Saturday; start at 2.30 from Llanarth-street. Band Practice.—Brass, Monday and Friday at 8; drums and fifes, Wednesday at 7. Officers of Third Company for duty. Orderly Sergeant.—David Brown. By order of the CommandlDg Officer. CHARLES E. NAISH. Sergeant Major. THIRD MONMOUTHSHIRE RIFLES. Monday 7th.—A shirt drill parade at the A rmoury, at strong muster is desirable. iuesday 8th.-General parade at the Armoury, at 10 o clock a.m in full drew, to proceed to Pontypool for the purpose of attending the funeral of the late Lord- Lieutenant of the county. The band will attend this parade. Friday. Muster at the Armoury at 5.30 p.m., in plain clothes and waist belts. Preliminary drill at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. By Order, I W./VYABD, Sergeant.
RIVER NUISANCES.. [TO THB EDITOR OF THE MONMOUTHSHIRE MERLIN.] SIR,—In reading the report of the meeting of the Association for the Preservation of Fish in the River Usk," I was very much struck with the fact that while allusfons were made to the Avon Llwydd, Rhymney, and Clydach rivers as being tributaries which from the foul- ness of their water injuriously affected the fishery, no worcfescaped the lips of any of the gentlemen present respecting a tributary river, which is, perhaps, as im- portant, if not more so, than any other; I mean the Ebbw. This naturally beautiful stieam is peculiarly adapted by the nature of its course, its gravelly bed, and other fealure-,to the habits of both salmon and trout, and, I have been informed, was formerly celebrated for its abundance of both kinds of fish; but now is the veriest sink of pollution in the whole country. This beastly combination of all the nastiness that proprietors of iron and tin works can possibly get into it, every lover of angling knows to his cost, makes the lovely streams from Risca to Ebbw bridge almost tenantless save by a few relp, and this same mixture flows directly into the mouth of the river Usk. I will not trespass any further upon your columns to make any remarks with reference to the duties of the Association, but surely they wiil consider the cleanliness of the doorway as well as the interior of the house, otherwise none will enter therein. I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, PISCATOR.
NARROW ESCAPE. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE MONMOUTHSHIRE MERLIN.] Sitt,-Under the above heading I read a paragraph in last week's Star of Gwent, stating that Mr. Charles E. Naish had fallen from the landing stage of the Screw Packet Company into the rivtr Usk, in the dark, and re- commending that the Company should better protect their stage by a chain railing, and also that a light should be there placed at night. As this erroneous information, if not contradicted, is calculated to injure the Company, I beg to say that no such accident took place at the Screw Company's Whaif, -,ud that their landing stage is protected by chains, and is invariably lighted when vised at night. I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, WILLIAM KNOWLES, Managing D'rector.. Newport, October 1st, 1861.
TREDEGAR. PETTY SESSION S.-WrDNESDAY. [Before the Rev. EDMUND LEIGH.] Johanna Butler was charged with a breach of the peace by Mary Ann Edwards, in taking up a knife and threatening to kill her.—Prisoner denied this, but was ordered to fiud sureties. Hannah Neal was charged with assaulting Timothy Neal, a big burly Irishman.—He said prisoner spat in his face, threw stones at him, and finally struck him a severe blow with the tongs.-Prisontr charged him with abusing and striking her, so there was othingfor it hut hard swearing and the usual division of costs. William James charged William Phillips with an assault at Rhymney, on the 23rd ult.-Prisoiier pleaded sufficient provocation, as the prosecutor had thrown stones at his boy and called himself a turncoat. He thought it was better to give his sister's son a flip than go to law with him.—Case dismissed. William Beynon and Thomas Adams were charged with malicious damage to a window, by David Morgan. No appearance.— Case dismissed. There being only one magistrate present, summonses by the Rhymney, the Ebb-v Vale, and Nantyglo Com- panies had to stand over, besides transfers, constabulary, and other business.
EBBW VALE. An inquest was held on Monday last at the Bridgend Inn, over the bndy of J. Wilson, who died on the pre- vious day of injuries received in an exploion of No. 15 pit. Deceased, aged 28, had only been working there a few days, and the explosion occurred entirely through his recklessness in persisting to work after the foreman had put up the danger signal in his stall. His excuse was that he wanted to finish a tram of coal, though he could have gone to work in another heading. The jury returned a veraict of Accidental Death."
BLACKWOOD. POLICE COURT.-OCT. 1, 1861. Three men were convicted of leaving their work, in the pits of Messrs. Powell and Son, without giving the required notice.—Mr. Temple Stroud. pressed for a con- viction in this case, as the works were in a state which required strict vigilance and subordination. Two of the men were ordered to be imprisoned, and the other was let off with a fine.
ABERTILLERY. We are happy to announce that the six weeks' strike of the Cwm lillery colliers terminated last Saturday by the submission of the men to the terms of Messrs. Price and Sons. This result may probably be owing to the defeat of the insurgent movement at Abercarn. It is not true that the pits No. 1 and 6, at the last named village were to be discontinued. The plates which have been taken up were merely those leading to completed workings, and there is no doubt that long before the trial of the rioters, they will be again in full activity. No. 6 pit is said to have proved a very successful specu- lation. CARDIFF. 4TH GLAMORGANSHIRE ARTILLERY.—Charles Harrison Page, Esq., to be Captain. The Bettws Big Vein, near Bridgend, lately won by Mr. Cadman, has just been sold by that gentleman to a Cardiff coal merchant. The produce will be carried by the new Llynvi Valley and the South Wales to the East Bute Docks, Cardiff, as well as to the Briton Ferry new Docks.— Cardiff Guardian. FASHIONABLE WEDDIN#.—The marriage of the se- cond daughter of the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Llandaff to the Rev. W. Welby took place on Tuesday, at Llandaff Cathedral. The citizens erected arches of evergreens in various parts, which were very tastefully decorated with flowers and mottoes, such as May sun- shine gild your path," Farewell," H Happiness," &c., &c. The bride, Miss Fanny Ollivant, is much respected and beloved amongst all her: acquaintances, and espe- cially by the inhabitants of Llandaff, the poor, and the children of the national school, in whose welfare she has taken a deep and lively interest, and her liss will be much felt. The bridegroom, the Rev. W. Welby, is a son of Sir G. E. Welhy, Bart., of Lincolnshire and brother of Mrs. Homfray, of Penlline Castle. He is the vicar of a parish in Gloucestershire, where his services are highly appreciated and he is much beloved. The ceremony took place shortly after ten o'clock. Upon the processioll entering the sacred edifice, the organ pealed forth in beautiful strains the" Mtrimonial Hymn." Mr. Wilkes, the organist, presided. The service was performed by the Very Rev. the Dean, assisted by the Venerable William Crawley, Archdeacon of Monmouth. The bride was given away by her venerable father. There were six bridesmaids. The bride wore a dress of rich white glac6 silk, wreath of orange blossom?, &c., and Honiton lace veil. The bridesmaids were all similarly attired, in white dresses of a light material relieved wjth green scarfs or sashes across the shoulders, wreaths ot white and green, and tnlle veils. The ceremony having teiminated, the wedding party returned in their carriages to the bishop's residence, where several families of the county met them at breakfast. The happy pair, we understand, left in the afternoon, and proceeded on their wedding tour. ATTEMPTED MURDER.—About ten o'clock on Wednes- day morning, a militiaman, named David Williams, stabbed a girl, named Elizabeth Thomas, in the breast with his bayonet, whereby her life is seriously en- dangered. It appears that the man is billeted at the Neptuna beer-house, Caroline-street, where the injured woman is a servant. He had a quanel with her during the evening, when the worse for drink. After using violent threats to her, the dastard ran up stairs for his bayonet, and stabbed the poor creature in the breast, the weapon entering several inches. The fellow was at once arrested and handed over to the police, atter receiv- ing a tremendous thrashing from a man who witnessed the cowardly act. The prisoner on being tiken into custody expressed regret that he had not done for her." He was brought before the magistrates and remanded. The wound, although a frightful one, is, it is hoped, not fatal. ———— TOWN-HALL,-FRIDA Y. [Before the Ex-MA YOR, G. BUlD, W. D BUSHELL, Esqs., and Dr. EDWARDS.] DESPERATE AFFRAY.—David Watkins was charged with robbery, and with assaultiug a police constable. Flom the evidence of P.C. Selby, it appeared the prisoner and another man were stopped by the constable, on suspicion of having s'olen a bundle of clothes which they had in their possession. The companion of the prisoner gave the constable a push, and both took to their heels and ran away. The constable gave chase to the prisoner, and after pursuing him through a number of streets, the prisoner stopped to lift a large stone, and then a dreadfvl struggle ensued. The constable was knocked down, and the prisoner again ran off, followed by the constable. After an exciting chase, both parties had another encounter, when the constable used his staff most unmercifully upon the prisoner's head. He was ultimately overpowered and taken to the police station.—Committed for trial. ROBDERY.—Louisa Cole, a respectable looking young woman, was charged with stealing a gold ring, a white lace shawl, a black satin dress, a white silk ditto, a barege ditto, a Garibaldi ditto, and a number of other articles. Inspector Lynn said a few days ago he received information that a gold ring, a lace shawl, and other articles were missing from the Cardiff Arms. That morning he went to the Servants' Home, where a ring and a black satin dress and apron were given him by Mrs. Wilks, in prisoner's presence, and identified as a portion of the s'olen property. The rest of the property, consisting of the whole of the articles men- tioned in the charge, he found in the prisoner's bed.- Remanded to Monday. Hannah Daw, prostitute, was remanded on a charge of stabbing a sailor. Harriett Maitland, and her son Tom Frank, remanded on a charge of stealing a china dog, the property of Mr. Barnett, pawnbroker, were again brought up. The woman was committed to prison for one month, and the boy for three days. James Madden, apprentice to Messrs. Hill, ship- wrights, remanded on a charge of leaving his work L without permission, was sent to prison fot three days. ADJOTJBNTJD LICBNSES.—Cardiff Arms. This license was granted to Mr. George Aldey, brewer, Gloucester.— Bute Arms was transferred to Mr. William Llewellyn. —Hope and Anchor was transferred to Mr. Rucknell.- Red Lion renewed to William Lewis, the magistrates having cautioned him. Three Cranes renewed to Samuel Ho wells.—Royal George renewed to John Evans. In both these cases the magistrates said that if there were any further complaints the licenses would be withdrawn. Horse and Groom renewed to Ann Jenkins, the proprietor of the house.—The Locomotive: renewal granted to Richard Francis.—Pilot Inn trans- ferredfrom Mrs. Bickerton to William Gwynne. MONDAY. (Before W. ALEXANDER and W. D. BUSHELL, Esqrs.) Thomas Hopkins was charged by Mr. Robert Lewis, assistant overseer, with neglecting to maintain his wife and four children, who had become chargeable to the parish of St. Mary. The officer ^aid the prisoner was a porter, ar.d he earned quite enough to support his family if he only did bis duty. The case was adjourned in order to enable the overseer to make an arrangement with the prisoner to support his family, and refund the parish the expenses incurred.- J,-hii Flyn was charged with similar neglect., whereby the same parish had to maintain his wife and child. The hearing of this case was adjourned, in ordtr to afford him a similar opportu- nity øf airanging the matter with the parochial officer. The officer shortly returned and informed the Bench that this prisoner was incortigible. He would make no ar- rangement for the future support of his family. He was therefore sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. Thos. Hopkins WAS also charged by the overseer with a similar offence. He had left his wife and three children for the last month. Remanded. Joba Driscofl was charged with being drunk and dis- orderly in Bute-street, on Saturday night. P.C. Webb proved that he was very noisy and excited. John O'Hogan called for the defence, deposed to having been in the prisoner's company on the night in question, and did not see him commit any impropriety. The Bench disbelieved 0' Hog*ri*s version of the matter, and fined the prisoner 5s. and cssts. Mrs. Phillips was charged with throwing scalding water over her viext door neighbour, Mrs. Stefano. This cise was adjourned from last week. It appeared- from the evidence that on Saturday week, the com- plainant, who keeps a refreshment-hoise in Bute-street, was standing at her own .door, when the defendant, with whom she was on very bad terms, threw a jug of hot water over her, by which she stated she had been se- verely scalded. Extenuating circumstances were stated, and the Bench considered that a small fine would meet the case. Defendant was fined 5s. and 12s. 6d. costs. The parties were-cautioned as to their future conduct. John James, as apprentice in the employ of Messrs. Hill, shipbuilders, was chsrged with infringing the terms of his indenture, by getting drunk and neglecting his work on Saturday last. He was discharged witn a caution, as the case was not pressed against him. George Oakey was charged by P.C. Ellis with having sold two loaves of bread otherwise than by weighing. The officer was ordered by the Superintendent of Police to purchase bread at the shop of the defendant, who (airied on business as a baker, in the Buie-road. He bought a 6d. and a 31. loftf, asked the defendant to weigh them, but he refused to do so unless he were paid an extra half-penny. He afterwards had the loaves weighed, and found that they were deficient. The loaf that ought to be 61b8. was Gozs. deficient, and the 41b. loaf 3 0Z3. Mr. Stockdale, superintendent of police, proved visiting the shop some days previously. The defendant refused to weigh the bread without receiving extra payment of one half-penny. Mr. Wilcocks ap- peared in support of the information, and Mr. Bird for the defence. Defendant was fined 53. and 7s. 6d. costs. David Richards was brought up on remand, charged with assaulting P.C. Rees. It appeared that he was noisy about two o'clock in the morning. The officer took him into custody. He suddenly tripped up the policeman, and kicked him. Fined 40s. and costs, or 21 days' imprisonment. Eliza Jenkins applied for an order of affiliation against John Thomas Jones, chemist, of Bute-street.—The case was dismissed. John Tobin, landlord of the East Dock beerhouse, was charged, on the information of P.C. Williams, with keeping his house open for the sale of beer at ten minutes to seven o'clock on Sunday morning, the 22nd ultimo.—Fined fh. and 7s. 6d. costs. STEALING WEARING APPAELEL. -Louisa Cole, a re- spectable looking young woman, was charged with steal- ing one white silk dress, one black satin dress, one barge dress, a gold ring, and other articles from the Cardiff Arms Ho-,el.-Inspector Lynn proved searching the pri- soner's bedroom at the Servant's Home, and finding the articles named beneath the bed.—Louisa Griffiths, a 1 servant at the Cardiff Arms, proved that the prisoner I was also recently engaged there. She slept in a room adjoining that of Miss Isabella Wilks, the daughter of the landlord. Saw the articles produced in Miss Wilks's wardrobe some week's since. Miss Wilks was at present from home.—Julia Hancock, another servant at the Cardiff Arms, proved visiting the prisoner in jail. She stated that she bought some of the articles from Mary Lewis, another servant in the hotel. She expressed a hope that Miss Wilks would forgive her.-—The pri- soner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, with bard labour. TUESDAY. [Before W; D. BUSHELL and W. ALEXANDER, Esqrs.] BRUTAL ATTACK UPON A WIPE. James Allen a ruffianly fellow was placed at the bar charged with com- mitting a brutal assault on his wife —P.C. Samuel proved that about eleven o'clock on the preceding night, he heard a woman hallo and scream at some distance from Bute-street, along the canal bank. He hastened to the spot whence the sound emanated, and distinctly saw the prisoner kick a woman, who was lying upon the ground on her side, with great violence. The woman succeeded in getting up after receiving these frightful kicks, and whlked towards a house, which she was about entering when the prisoner, who proved to be her husband, again assaulted her. He knocked her down by inflicting a heavy blow on her head, and then kicked her again upon the floor. He had heavy boots on at the time. Witness rushed to the rescue of the unhappy wife, and obtained assistance from P.C. Glass, another constable, who came up. The prisoner seized hold of a poker, threatening to strike the officers, and serve them in the same manner. —George Gough, a mason, who resided opposite the canal, spoke to further details of this atrocious assault. Hearing the screams of a woman about eleven o'clock, he went to his front door and saw the prisoner kit k the woman while on the ground several times. Two men went to her assistance and lifted her up, but the prisoner knocked her down again and kicked her, to use his o.vn words, "as if he were kicking at a great stone." He continued to kick her until the police came up as before described. He kept kicking her continuously until the arrival of the police.—Mary Thomas was called for the defence. This witness said that the prisoner and his wife lodged at her house. They were out on the night in question. She heard a disturbance outside the door, but she assured the Bench that she did not see any kicks or ill-treatment.-Ann Groves was also called for the defence, and swore to having seen nothing. She ad- mitted hearing a disturbance.—The magistrates remanded the prisoner in order to allow the police an opportunity of investigating further into the case, and to give a medical man the opportunity of examining the woman. John Lewi? was charged with stealing about a dozen buns and some cakes, from the basket of a confectioner, named William Smith.—Sentenced to two months' im- prisonment with hard labour. WEDNESDAY. [Before the MAYOR and GEORGE BIRD, Eaq ] EMBEZZLEMENT.—Arthur Garrett, recently a clerk in the employ of Mr. Webber, late collector of the Local Board of Health, was charged with embezzling X280, 1 the property of his master. From the prosecutor's evidence it appeared that, on the 9th of August an entry of the money appears, with the prisoner's initals to it, which signified that the amount had been received by him. This item was not, however, entered in the cash book. The prisoner was remanded.
REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. -William Fenton Flet- cher Boughey, Esq., barrister-at-Iaw will attend at Monmouth, on Saturday (this day), the 5th of October, for the purpose of revising the list of voters, in the eleetion of a member for the county of Monmouth. A NEW CLOCK FOR THE GREAT EXHIBITION, -The Commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1862 have given directions to Mr. Benson, of Ludgate Hill, for the con- struction of a clock, to be fixed in the building now in progress of erection at South Kensington. The clock in question will be second in size only to the great Westmin- ster clock. The dial is to be from 15 to 20 feet in diameter, and will be placed immediately over the centre arch of the grand entrance in Cromwell-road. The movement will measure at the base 12 feet by 8, or nearly 100 square feet, and will be about 25 feet in height. It will chime the quarters on four bells, and strike on a fifth, weighing about 45 cwt. The whole will be inclosed in a glass case, and as no cost or pains will be spared in its construction, it will, when completed as at present designed, form a very attractive object, in every respect worthy of the building in which it which it will be located, and of the reputation its manufacturer has earned for himself. The London American" says that the Federal Government is constantly besieged with applications from European military gentlemeu for commissions under the Federal flag. Some of the applications have been enter- tained, and in seyeral caees responsible positions have been assigned to the applicants. But we know that a number of European officers of merit have returned from the United States disappointed in their endeavours to obtain appointments in the Union army. MELANCHOLY DEATH.—Information has just reached us (Dundee Argus) from different sources, intimating that a young man, scarcely twenty years of age, bad lost his life on the Cahnwall Mount, betwixt the Spittal of Glen- shee and the Castletown of Braemar. The circumstances are said to be these:—On Friday, the young man in ques- tion went from the Spittal to the Castletown with 'he mail car,as the usual driver had been unwell that night, and unable for the duties of the day. The deceased, it appears, was not well acquainted with the wild dangers of this perilous route, yet he went safely, and was return- ing late on Friday night or early on Sa'urday morning. When on the north of that ominously-named triangle on the road known as the Deil's elbow," one of those wild and sudden onsets of storms peculiar to these regions, came on with fearful violence, and it is supposed dimmed the vision of the traveller, who, being but a stranger, got confused and lost his way in the thickening storm of dritt, ing snow. At all events, he was found on Saturday lying at the foot of a precipitous bank at the side of the road, quite dead and apparently the car had gone too close on the edge of. this dangerous spot, and down had went the whole in wild confusion. A NEW LIFE-BOAT AT BRISTOL.—On Saturday the Bristol public were thrown into a considerable state of excitement in consequence of a large life boat, mounted on her transporting carriage, being drawn by four power- ful horses through the principal streets in the city. The procession was preceded by a band of music Some hun- dreds, if not thousands, of people accompanied it. A large number of sailors also bore an active part of the proceed- ings. The life-boat fwas on her way cn board a steamer to Aberystwyth, where the National Life boat Institu- tion has founded a station. The exhibition lit Bristol eli- cited the liveliest interest, as most of the inhabitants had never previously seen a life-boat. It is hoped that: he public exhibition will induce the people of Bris'ol to con- tribute liberally towards so philanthropic a cause. The life-boat is the munificent gift of a lady named Mrs B-, and the boat is named after a nephew of hers who had distinguished himself as a naval officer in the Crimea, in the Naval Brigade of the late Captain Sir William Peel, K.C.B. MESSAGE FROM THE SEA.—Last week a battle was picked up on the shore neai Bridport, Dorsetshire, con- taining some human hair wrapped in a piece of paper and a tradesman's card, on the back of which weie the following words C. Percy, Sidmouth. Ship Drake, waterlogged. Took boat 1st of September, 1861, 4-50." There was some other writing on the card, which could not be clearly deciphered, but it was to the effect that if the bottle and its contents were taken to a Mrs. Percy, of Sidmouth., the finder was to be rewarded. The rector, the Rev. W. C. Templar, has taken the necessary steps to find out whether such a person as Mrs. Percy is living at Sidmouth. THE FRANKLIN STATUTE.—The colossal statute of Sir John Frankiin which is to be erected on a granite ptdestal in front of the Town Hall, at SpilsDy, in Lincolnshire (his birthplace), is the result of a public subscription set on foot by the inhabitants of that place who wished to do honour to their illustrious townsman. The statue has been executed by Mr. C. Bacon from a sketch made by him entirely under the direction of Lady Franklin and the relatives and most personal friends of the Arctic explorer. It is said to bs a most faithful likeness. DEATH FROM A WAsp.-A singular accMtnt occurred recently at Villers les-Fots, near Auxonne. (Yonne). A workman, named Valanchot, in eating some plums after dinner, put into Lis mouth one, in the centre of whiiha wasp had introduced itself through a slit, and on the plum being pressed the insect issued from its place of concealment and stung the man severely in the palate. Swelling ensued, and in spite of all that couid be done for him, he expired in two hours and a half of suffocation.
NEWPORT POST-OFFICE REGULATIONS. I a 2 1 I I p j I •A 81 -SG a -A o<2 a<2 MAILS. AJ §3*'— = « -el g; §§ S O ] £ Ph 8 a.m. a.m. p.m. p m. p.m. p.m. L)ndon 340 7 0 8 0 8 55 7 0 7 15 North 8 40 9 30 4 15 4 55 3 45 0 P M. p.m. a.m. I ;t Cardifi 5 10 5 30 3 0 9 0 9 15 a.m. Abergavenny. 9 0 7 0 30 9 0 9 15 Tredegar 907030 — 0 9 1 2nd Cardiff 9 15 7 0 8 0 8 15 9 0 9 15 PERIODS AT WHJCH PILLAR BOXES ARE CLEARED p.m p.m. p.m Town Hall 4 10 7 25 9 25 Stow Hill 4 0 7 30 Banes Well 4 0 7 30 Dock Road 3 55 7 10 Commercial Road 2 60 7 6 9 5
gptie dtltrtitUttntø. EDUCATION. THE REV. W. AITCHISON is prepared JL to receive PUPILS, at his residence, 6, CAMBRIA PLACE, in CLASSICS and MATHEMATICS, and in the usual branches of an English Commercial Education. N.B.—Mr. A. will be happy to read in Classics and Mathematics with any gentleman who is preparing for the Universities fir professions. Hebrew if required. 6, Cambria Place, Newport, Mon., October 4, 1861. [2444 FIRST MONMOUTHSHIRE ARTILLERY VOLUNTEER CORPS. rpAKEN FROM THE ARMOURY,— CARBINE No. 16. If in the possession of a mem- bet of the Corps be is requested to deliver it in to the Armoury, immediately, or he will subject himself to the penalties attaching to a breach of discipline, and, if in the possession of any one not a member of the Corps, a Reward of TEN SHILLINGS will be given to any person giving_such information as shall lead to its restora- tion. By Order. 3rd October, 1861. [2448 A COAL WAGGONS FOR SALE, OR HIRE. Couple of SIX-TON WAGGONS, substantially built.—Applv to G. W. CORNER, Printer, Newport, Mon. [2443 NOAH'S ARK INN, SKINNER-STREET, NEW. PORT. ESSRS CORNELIUS EVANS & SON II will SELL BY AUCTION, at the NOAH'S ARK INN, as above, on THURSDAY, the 10th of OCTOBER, a quantity of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and other EFFECTS, among which are a capital 5-motion beer engine, with pipes and taps complete a very superior bagatelle table, with balls and ten cues 8-day clock, lot of arm r.il other chaiis, beds, bedsteads, an I a variety of other articles. The Sale will commence at Four o'clock in the After- noon. N.B.—The HOUSE will be to LET at the same time Newport, October 3rd, 1861. [2442- CIDER, CIDER, CIDER. CATTLE MARKET, NEWPORT, ItION. \| R. HENRY VENNOR is instructed to •L»J- SELL BY AUCTION, at the above place, on WEDNESDAY, the 16TH day of OCTOBER, 1861, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, about 700 GALLONS OF PRIME SOMERSETSHIRE CIDER, in Casks, from 18 gallons upwards. Also, a quantity of Household Fur- niture, Large Booth, nearly new, paint pots, buckets, free- stone chimney pieces, ditto pillars, bidders, planking, and various other effects, the property of the late Mr. Dare. Auctioneer's Offices, 4, Llanarth-street, Newport,f Mon., October 4, 1861. [2447 LIGHT LIGHTER LIGHTEST PARAFFIN, 3s. 2d. per Gallon. PETROLINE, 4s. per Gallon PIIOTOGENE, 4s. per Gallon. BELMONTINE, 5s. per Gal!on. TO Insure getting these OILS perfectly pure and non-explosive, go to HENRY L. WILLIAMS, CHEMIST & DRUGGIST, (Member, by Examinatiort of the Pharmaceutical Society) 3, COMM EIRCIAL- STREET, NEWPORT, (Opposite the Wesfgate Motel.) Where also may be obtained OILS of all descriptions at the lowest possible prices. ]2466
CURRENT RATE OF FREIGHTS FOR WEEK s. d. s. d. s; d. Alexandretta 22 0 Lisbon 14 0 Alexandria Madras 22 6 (Egypt) 17 0 Maranham 27 0 Alicante 21 0 Montevideo. 35 0 Algiers 19 0 Martinique Athens Marseilles 18 0 Ancona 18 6 Malaga 17 0 Ascension Mauritius 25 0 Aden Malta 17 6 Baliia 26 0 Messina 18 6 Bona Madeira. 14 0 Buenos Ayres. 35 0 Mataro. Beyrout 18 6 New York Bremhaven. New Orleans. Bombay 22 0 Nanies Bermuda 16 0 Odessa 16 0 Barcelona 22 0 Paletuio 18 0 Callao 30 0 Pernambuco. 26 0 Caldera 30 0 Panama 40 0 Coquimbo 30 0 Quebec 6 0 Cadiz. 16 0 Rio Janeiro 27 0 Constantinople 18 6 Rngusa Cape de Verde 16 0 Rhodes 19 6 Cape of Good Riga Hope. 22 0 River Plate 35 0 Calcutta 23 0 Roueu Cagliari. Rio Grande 40 0 Cronstadt 14 0 St. Thomas 17 6 Ceylon San Francisco. 45 0 Corfu. 17 0 Smyrna. 17 0 Copenhagen. Syra 18 0 Dieppe 12 francs. Salonica 18 0 Elsinore St. PauldeLo- Fernando Po.. 25 0 ando 27 6 Gibraltar 17 0 Sierra Leone 20 0 Genoa 19 0 Suez Grenada 16 0 Singapore Halifax II 0 St. Petersburg Havana 14 0 Seville 17 0 Havre 12J francs Sydney. Hong Kong 37 6 Toulon Helsingfors Tarragona. 21 0 Jamaica. 17 6 Trieste 18 6 Kertch Teneriffe Konigsberg Vigo King George's Venice 21 0 Sound Wilmington. IRON. s. d. s.. s.. Alexandria Malaga Alicante 22 6 Messina Barcelona 26 0 New York Constantinople New Orleans.. Cronstadt 18 0 Palermo 21 0 Genoa 22 6 Syra 23 0 Havre Salonica 23 0 Lisbon 16 0 Smyrna Marseilles Trieste 25 0
BIRTHS. On the 27th ult., at Blaenavon, the wife of Mr. Tsui- Edwards, of a daughter. C On the 28th ult, at Abergavenny, the wife of Mr Thomas Richards, of a daughter. On the 23rd ult, at Llanthewy Rytherch Mill, the wife of Mr Leek, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. ^On the 1st inst., at the Cathedral, Llandaff, by the Very Rev. the Dean, assisted by the Ven. Archdeacon Crawley, the Rev. Walter Hugh Erie Welby, third son of Sir Glyn Erie Welby Gregoiy, Bart., of Deaton Hall, in the county of Lincoln, to Francis Ollivant, jouugest daughter of the Lord Bishop of LlandafF. On the 28th ult., at Llansaintfraed church, Brecon- shire, by the Rev. T. Watkins, M A., rector, John I.ewis, Esq., of Merthyr Tydfil, to Eliza Mary, third daugh'er Harry Homfray, Esq., and niece of William Crawshay Bailev, Esq of Caversbara Park. Berkshire. On the 30th ult., at Knighton church, Radnorshire, by the Rev. J. R. Brown, John F. Fi-hwick, Esq banker, of Rhyl, Flintshire, to Margaret Vaughan. only daughter of W. W. Archibald, Esq., banker, Knighton. On the 28th ult., at St. Paul's Church, Newport, by licence, Captain George Evans, master of the Emma Jane, of Newport, to Miss A11n SmaDdpn. second daughter of Mr. William Sinalluon, of Pill^weully' Newport. DEATHS On the 28th ult., itt Penarth, near Cardiff, Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq., Lord Lieutenant of the county of Monmouth, in the 85th year of his age. On the 29th ult., at her residence, Belmont House, Christcburch, aged 86 years, Mrs. Sarah Hail, relict of the late George Hall, Esq., one of her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county of Monmouth. On the 1st instant, the beloved wife of Mr. Williena Walters, of the Pontypool brewery, aged 53 years. On the 2Cth ult., at Thomas-street, Chepstow, aged 43, Ad^' yatt' Pinmber and glaz:er. On the 27th ult., at the Back, Chepstow, in her 80th year, Mary, wife of Mr. W. Jenkins, blacksmith. On the 27th ult., at Upper Church-street, Chepstow, aged oo, Hannah, wife of Mr, R. Parry, shipwright. On the 30th ult., at Thomas-street, Newport, to the inexpressible grief of his parents, Alfred William Jones only son of Edward Jones, driver of the Abei-avenny and Newport Mail, aged 11 years. ^uenDavenny On the 30th ult" at BJaenavon, Mr. D. C. Harry, aged 27 years. On the 5th ult., at Broughood House, in the 79th year of her age, to the inexpressible grief of her two surviving children, Anne, relict of the late Thomas Prosser, Esq., Brecon, a person greatly esteemed, and whose death is deeply felt. She was a woman of strongest sense, which remained to the last hour. The poor have lost a friend, but their loss is her gain. On the 2Sth ult, at Abercarn, George, son of Mr Crane, aged 7 years. On the 29th ult, at Caerleon, Miss Emma H&rdwick aged 26 vears. ,9? &e,?°th ult' at PillSwenlly, Lucy, infant daughter of Mr Wilham ° On the 1st inst, at Caerleon, Mr Henry Harris, aged -73 years. ° ^ewPortf I?ances, infant daughter of Mr Wood. On the 26th ult, at Skerry Cottage, near Abergavenny, suddenly, William Henry, eldest son of William Watkins, Esq., foimerly of Abergavenny.
tain privileged infanta who are said to have been born with silver spoons in their mouths but we have had to wait for the advent of Mr. MORRISON to become acquainted with an individual born a Liberal." Such, however, is one of the claims put forth by this gentle- man, to the confidence of the electors of Plymouth. As the elements which go to make up his political creed may be presumed to have been as innate as its general form and substance, we may conclude from other portions of the address, that he was also born with an antipathy for church-rates and a decided pre- ference for vote by ballot in parliamentary elec- tions. Free trade, of course, follows in the wake of so much natural precocity and if the ether dogmas formerly embraced in a Radical creed were omitted by the candidate, it was probably not because they were not born with him, but because the realization of some and the abandonment of others have demonstrated the uselessness of talking about them. In the midst of all this in-born adaptation for political distinction, we are not favoured with a ray of light upon the subject of Mr. MORRISON'S pecu- liar fitness to represent the borough of Ply- mouth, a fact which may possibly be explained upon the principle of the aphorism that a man who has nothing to say had better say nothing. He has, however, exhibited marked zeal and precipitancy in the attempt to obtain a Par- liamentary seat- Scarcely had the Earl of EDGEGUMBE, the father of Lord VALLETORT, the late member, passed from among the living, be- /;) 0' fore Mr. MORRISON was on his way from the Reform Club to the distant western borough, charged, as it would appear, with a cut-and-dried aJdress to the constituency, He may perchance have indulged the hope of taking the electors by a coup de main, or of obtaining by bejnJ early in the field a measure of support to which no other qualifi- cation entitled him. But Mr. MoREiso-T is not to be permitted to walk over the course." Another candidate is before the electors-a gentleman of the right stamp—oue whose position and character clearly commend him to the confidence of the constituency. The Hon. W. W. ADDINGTOX, eldest sen of Lord SIDMOUTH, is Mr. MORRISON'S opponent; and the hon. erentlemm nrofesses a 110111]1:111 cre.d as decidedly opposed to the wild and immature sentiments of the other candidate, as his special adaptation to be the representative of a maritime borough contrasts with the utter unfitness of Mr. MORRISON. Mr. ADDINGTON is in no sense an extreme politician. In favour of free trade, he opposes the ballot-advocates a reasonable and equitable adjustment of the church-rate question and, approving the manly and patriotic course adopted by the present government in its relation with foreign Powers, more especially as regards the Italian "question," he would offer no "factious opposi- tion to their measures with the mere object of placing another party in office." Moreover, Mr. ADDINGTOX has been many years in the Navy, and is a resident in Devonshire and therefore possesses special qualifications for the office he seeks. He has gone to Plymouth in compliance with an invitation from the leading men of the borough and, whatever may be the result of the contest, should a -contest arise, is pre-eminently fitted to represent the con- stituency as against agentleman not only untried, but unknown amongst them. C5