TRAFFIC RETURNS. GREAT WESTERN. I Week ending January 14, 1881 £ 131,170 0 0 Corresponding week, lSSu £ 125,634 0 0 TAFF VALE, including PENARTH HARBOUR, DOCK, & RAILWAY. Week ending January 14, 1881 £ 11,988 0 0 Corresponding week, 1880 £ 12,678 0 0 RHYMNEY. Week ending January 14, 1881 £ 3,128 11 11 r, Corresponding week 1880 £ 2,692 4 4
NEWPORT (U.D.) SCHOOL BOARD. At the monthly meeting held on Friday, there were present Mr. D. Edwards (Chairman), Mr. E. Thomas (Vice-chairman), Revs. D. Cavalli, J. Douglas, and H Oliver Messrs. W. Vaughan and Moees Wheeler. MINUTES. The minutes of the last meeting were read and con- firmed. MIXED SCHOOLS AND THEIR DESIRABLENESS. The Clerk stated that he had writt, n, as requested at the last meeting, to the Clerks of several School Boards for information as to the working of mixed I schools, and whether they were sanctioned by the Education Department; he had received four replies. The first was from Bristol, where there were no mixed achools under the Board, though the Clerk said they were sanctioned by the Department. In Bradford mixed schools were found to work well and economi- cally," and ba,l the sanction of the Department. At CardIff the only mixed schools the Board had were temporary ones, and the Clerk wrote that these have got us into difficulty with the Department in the I matter of school premises." The reply from Birming- ham was that the School Board of that town could scarcely be said to have had any experience in mixed school, because their Dearest approach to the system was to mix the sexes being taught in the lower stan- dards at one school. But the Board were of opinion that the system might be greatly extended with ad. vantage, for it would not only allow an improved re- arrangement of the teaching staff, but do away with the necessity for more than one head teacher in each mixed school, and thus enable School Boards to em- ¡ ploy a greater number of adult assistant teachers. The Education Department had (the letter went on to say) a decided objection to mixed school?, but the Board thought that objection was founded on a mistake. The Chairman thought it was well the Board had made these enquiries no doubt the information which they had obtained would one day be useful to them. The communication from Birmingham was a most important one, aod be begged to propose a vote of thanks to the Clerk of the Birmingham School Board for his exhaustive reply to their letter of inquiry. The V ice-chairman seconded the proposition, and it was carried unanimously. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. This Committee reported that the Government Inspector bad examined Marsbes-road schools. H, found some improvement in the boys' school, and spoke very highly of the girls' department under Mrs Harrington. The Committee therefore congratulated Mrs Harrington on the state of her school. It was recommended that Miss Rees, who had completed her term of apprenticeship as a pupil teacher, be appointed assistant mistress at the Marshes-road school, and that the names of Mrs, Morgan, Maindee, and Miss Douglas, York place, be added to the Committee. The report was adopted. NEW PRECEPT. The Finance Committee met on the 6th inst., and in their report they recommended the Board to isslle a precept for 12,500, to be divided in a proper ratio between the borough of Newport and the extra- ;I municipal portion of the parish of St. Woollos, and payable in three instalments on the 1st April, the 1st July, and the 1st October. The Chairman moved the adoption of the report. He said the amount of the precept was the same as last year. The calculation as to the requirements of the Board for the current year had been made with every due care, and whilst the Committee believed £ 2,500 would be quite sufficient to meet the Board's expenditure they did not think it would do much more than that. The amount was equal to a rate of ltd in the pound, not more than that; and taking the three years of the Board's exis.ence terminating in 1882 the average did not exceed 4d in the pound, which was in accordance with their anticipations as set forth in the last triennial report. Mr. Vaughan remarked that the expenditure of the Board during the eleven years of its existence had not averaged more than 2d in the pound. The Chairman And lately we have been spending large sums of money. Rev. J. Douglas seconded the motion before the meeting, which was agreed to unanimously. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE. The Clerk read the report of this Committee. The following tenders for adding two wings to the Alexan- dra school were opened Mr, Jonah Francis, £ 4,376 Mr. J. Wbittaker, £ 4,300; Mr. J. Williams, X3,967 Mr. J. Jenkins, X3,943 Mr. George Thornas, X3,925 Messrs. W. Jones and Son, X3 887 Mr. W, Black- burn, £ 3,867 Mr. George Martin, 93,845 Mr. C. Miles, 13,772 Mr. J. Linton, X3,586 Mr. T. Orphan, 1:3,488. The lowest tender was recommended for acceptance, provided Mr. Orphan found the neces- sary sureties. The Board adopted the recommendation of the Committee. The Committee further reported that they had visited the district in which it was proposed to build a school in lieu of the Clarence-street schools, and in- spected four sites, only two of which appeared eligible, On applying to the Ti-edegar Wharf Company, to whom: the two sites belong, they objected to sell one, but agreed to put a price on the other if the Board were willing to say they would treat for its purchase. It was resolved to deal with this portion of the re- port, and with tenders sent in for the supply of school materials, in Committee. STOW HILL SCHOOLS. The Chairman said the Inspector had reported very favourably with regard to the efficiency of Stow-hill boys' school, and the Schools Management Committee thought they should compliment Mr. Smith, the master, on the fact. The report on the girls' school was not quite so satisfactory, and in that case it was considered desirable to write to the mistress and ask her to pay special attention to the contents of the report. With respect to the infants school, thit re- port was also very good, and they desired to congratu- late Miss Harries upon the very excellent report that she had. Th. Board agreed to the recommendations of the Committee. THE PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. It was unanimously resolved that when all the re- ports bad been received a prize list should be drawn out the Mayor requested to grant the use of the Town-hall for the distribution, aDd Mrs. Carbutt asked to give the prizes away. Tais was all the business If interest.
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NEWPORT HARBOUR COMMISSION1. The Harbour Commissioners' monthly meeting was held on Friday, when the new offices, situated oppo- site the Custom-house, in Dock-street, were used for the first time. There were present Messrs. S. Horn- fray (chairman), C. Lyne (vice-chairman). T. Beynon (Mayor of Newport), H. Beynoo, T. J. Baynon, T. Colborne, H J. Davis, O. Goss, S. Goss, H. Jayne, I G. 1. Jones, T. Latch, J. Lawrence, J. Murphy, D. Pryce, T. Pugsley, J. F. Rowbotham, and J. E. Ward. DESCRIPTION OF THB NEW OFFICES. The building is in the Italian style of architecture, the front portion being built of Forest of Dean stone and fire brick. On the east and west sides are band- some entrances, one leading to the Harbour Com- missiontrs' rooms, the other to the pilotage premises. The rooms for pilotage business are on tbe gronnd floor, whilst the Commissioners are located on the first floor. Immediately opposite, on the west side of the: build- ing, are swing doors which lead into a hall, where there is a waiting-room Adjoining is a large public office for collector's clerks, with muniment-room^ a j large private office for collector, <&c. At the end of the hall is a large reading-room for pilots, with private j yard. This room has a lantern light to the roof, and is well adapted for the purposes for which it is intendad; On the ground floor are rooms lor caretakers, and these communicate with cellars on the basements The whole of the rooms oc- the grosrnd floor are well lighted, and have 13ft. head room. Oti the east side are large doorit and hall, leading by easy stone stairs to the Commissioners' offices. At the top of the stairs is a well-lighted waiting-room. Beyond this room are the Harbour Master and clerk s private offices, and at the end of the landing is a large and handsome board- room, 40ft. by 20it., with 14ft. head-room. The con- tract was given to Mr. John Williams, Newport, for XI, 380, and the work has been done in a highly credit- able manner. The design and plans were by Mr. E. A. Lansdowne, architect, Newport, and. the work has been executed under his supervision. The offices have been very handsomely famished by Messrs. B. Evans and Co., of the London House, Newport, from designs specially prepared by the architect. I REVENUE RITURN FOR DLSEMEER. Harboor (lues, £ 282 18s. 7d. correspooding mooth of 1880, £ 294 9s. 4d. decrease, £11 13s. 9d. Gridiron dae3, £ 7 Gs. lid. corresponding month, £ 15 18s. Id. decrease, £ 8 lis. 2d. Ballast dues, £ 40 16d. ~r cor- resjionding month, £ 46 2s. 61. increase £ 3 12s. Voluntary contributions by tie shipping for the Infir- mary, £ 34 3s. corresponding month, 135 9J. (ri. in- crease 13s. 6J. Balance in the bank to the credit of the Commissioners, £ 2,090' 17s. 31. ASSISTANT HARBOCS MASTERS REPORT. Mr. Keppel Foote reported tbat on the 23rd ult4 he visited the lighthouse at low water spring ticia,, in order to ascertain whether there was any of mud at the spot where tbo Dock Compauv's dredgers ¡ were emptied. He found no ajccumnlation, and the mud was evidently carried away fey the sea or the ebb title. The only recommendation ie had to make was- that the dredgers should always be emptied as near high watur as possible. The west buoy beisg nearly broken up, the Trinity House had promised to replace it by a new one. The Pilots5 Pill was not mush used, although She pilots had received notice to moor their craft there. 0:1 thy 5th inst. there were nine cutters lying in the river opposite the ballast stages. On the ¡ 6th inst. he went to Poutypoo!, .witi a view of finding out whether refuse from the Works there was deposited in the Awn Liwydd. He saw nothing suspicious at the Works belonging to the Ebbw Vale Coal aod Iroo Company, but there were indications of stuff being tipped into the stream from Messrs. Richards and Williams's tinworks. The Clerk said, in answer to a question, that if pilots obstructed the navigation of the river with their cutters, they could be proceeded against. The Pilot- age Commissioners had full power over them, and could suspend any pilot if they thought proper. The Vice-Chairman thought they ought to inform I the Pilotage Commissioners tba.t many of the pilots neglected to use the Pill made for the accommodation I of their boats. Mr. Davis moved that the Pilotage Commissioners be requested to insist on the pilots using the Pill. Air. Ward seconded the proposition, and it was agreed to. Toe Vice-Chairman promised to bring the matter under the notice of the Pilotage Commissioners. A letter was ordered to be written cautioning Messrs Richards and Williams, who, Mr. Dilvis said, had already been lined more than once for tipping clec'ri* < into the Avou Liwydd. THE ALEXANDRA DOCK BILL. The Clerk presented his report on the Bill promoted by the Alexandra D,)ck Company for the construction of a new dock alongside the existing one. Mr. Colborne proposed that a committee, consisting of the Vice Chairman, Admiral Foote, the Mayor, and Messrs. Latch, Moses, and Colborne, be appointed to take su jh steps as might be considered necessary to protect the rights of the Harbour Commissioners. Tae speaker explained that it was not intended in any way to oppose the construction of the dock, but simply to secure the insertion of clauses for the protection of those interests watched over by the Commissioners. (Hear, bear.) He might point out the rights which were reserved by th» original AlexandVa Dock Com- were reserved by the original AlexandVa Dock Com- pauy in 1865 were not included in the present Bill, I but he had no doubt when the measure went before Parliament, that those clauses which were fair and reasonable, as between the Company and tbe Com- missioners, would be inserted. There was another question, as to the diversion of the river Usk, on which he thought the Commissioners should obtain assistance from the Admiralty or the Board of Trade. i He regretted that the agent for the Crown did not attend those meetings but he certainly thought the Commissi niers should not act independently in such an important matter as that affecting the navigation 9 of the river. This was a point which he proposed specially to bring before the Committee. The Vice-Chairman seconded the motion, and said. whilst it was the wish of every Commissioner to give the Alexandra Dock Company assistance in enlarging their property, the duty of protecting those interests. for which they were appointed must not be overlooked. Mr. Divis read a letter from Mr. Markby, co-s .lici- tor, with him, Q'f, to the Company, in which the writer stated his conviction that the promoters of the Bill would n.eet the Commissioners in regard to the inser- ion of onj clause they might think necessary for the protection of their interests. (Hear, hear.) The motion appointing the Committee was then agreed to. HARBOGR WORKS COMMITTEE. This Committee had had under consideration a pro- pfisal by Mr. Parfitt for placing two lights at the entrance of the Hiver Ebbw, and they approved of the same. Tais will have to be carried out by the Trinity Board. An application by Messrs. Pyman and Wat- son for the use of the Board-room in which to hold a public meeting of shij owners to consider the Alexandra Do k Bid, was refused, as the Committee thought it might be a precedent which the Commissioners woul 1 not l\ke to follow. The Committee reeommended £ 5 to be given to the men employe.! by the builder of the new offices. Directions were given to the Clerk to prosecute a French captain for throwing rubbish into the river, if he thought the evidence warranted it. The report was adopted. J? I N' A N C E COMMITTEE. The Committee recommended that James Moxley and his wife be appointed caretakers of the offices at 18s. a w-ek, house, gas, and coal; to give their entire services, and tubject to a month's notice. A number of bills, amounting to £ 1,509 8s. Id., had been ex- amined, aud were recommended for payment. The re 0;nmenda ions of the Committee were ap- proved and given effect to. GRACEFUL COMPLIMENT TO THE CHAIRMAN. The Mayor congratulated the Commissioners on the handsome building in which they were then met it was a credit to themselves, the architect, and the town generally. It had been suggested that the vacant spaces above the tire-places should be tilled with mirrors, but in his opinion that sort of thing was not suitable tor a Board-room, and he thought the portrait of their Chairman would adorn the space at the back of his seat in a much more effective manner. (Hear, hear.) The Commissioners were aware that several years a, o it was the custom to make the Mayor of the borough their chairmau during his term of office, but the plan did not prove altogether convenient, and about 12 years a.:o Mr. Samuel Homfray was elected to preside over them. He had tilled the position of I chairman ever since, and be (the speaker) begged to pro- pose, as a token of the high esteem and respect in which Mr. Homfray was held by the Commissioners and the inhabitants of the town at large, that that gentleman be asked to sit for his portrait to an artist of acknowledged ability, and that it be hung in the Board-room. (Applause.) It was, he supposed, a unique circumstance, and one not paralleled in the annals of any similar body in the kingdom, if in the world, that they should be presided over by a gentleman who bad attained his 87th year. Mr. Davis said he had great pleasure in seconding the resolution, which was carried unanimously. The Chairman briefly expressed the gratification it would give him to comply with the request. Mr. Lansdowne acknowledged the compliment paid him by the Mayor, and the proceedings terminated.
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NEW P O ii T POLICE INTELLIGENCE. COUNTY POLICE.—SATTBUAV. [Magistrates T. GBATREX, F. J. If ALL, T. CORDES, and R. W. HAMILTON, Esqra.] A NEGLiGENT CARTER.—David Fear, haulier in the service of John Hunter, a Bassalleg farmer, was summoned for riding on a cart and not having his bosses under proper con trfa,. P.C. James deposed that on the 8th inst. he saw defendaut with a cart drawn by two horses. The horses were without reins, and defendant was irr the cart.—Fear admitted the offence, pleading that he left home in a hurry and forget the reins.-Ordel ed to-Vay the costs. No NAME ON CART.—John Hunter, farmer, master of the hsst-named defendant, was sumnioued for cot having his name on his c-krt.-P.C. Jutnes proved the cliarge.-Defendatit oiid not appear, but ou his behalf Fear stated that there was a name on- the cart although the letters had become- almost Illegible.-The Bench fined defendant 10.-1 including costs. ASSAULT ON A PUBLICAN. -John Thomas Callan was summoned for assaulting John Thomas, landlord of the Ruperra Arms, B^salleg.—Complainaut de. posed that defendant visited his house on Saturday eveniug, the 5th inst., and had half-a-pint of beer. When that was consumed defendant wanted a further supply, and becatrss it was refused he STRUCK witness. The servant girl of complainant corroborated her mister's e,i(l(,. nee. -Callan denied the assault alto- gether, but said HE might have been noisy. He called Dennis Callan, bis sou, who swore that defendant only threatened to strike the landb>NL if he came., outside the door.- -Tlie Beech believed the assault proved,and iaflicted a penalty of 10s. WIFE BEATING. —Frederick FFiilJips, collier, Risca, was placed in the doek charged with assaulting-Mar- garet Phillips, his wife —Prosecutrix deposed that oa the Tuesday prior her husband csme home under the influence of driuk, AUD beat hsr. The assault was committed on accot'.AT oi her husbirwl's jealousy. SHE was married six > ears ago, and had two children but' for three years previous TO Fel:truary"t881, witness did not live with the prisoner. — Phillipaiadmitted having struck his wife, and saidi be did so because she ueed aggravating language. — Superintendent Gurney in- formed the Bench that prramer was an army pecsionar. When in India he sutfemi from an- attack of sun- stroke, and was thuueasuy affected by intoxicants.— THE magistrates i-ouad prisoner over to keep the peace for six months, and the Chairman adyiaed him to re- frain from alcoholic stimulants. Ftip.ous DRIVING,—John Troach, baker, wassum. moued on the information of P.C. Pettit for driving at a dangerous pace in the parish of Christchurch, on the 8th -Finel 103 inclusive. ON A.1NT- AN Ct1. WIllia.m Willianss, Goldcliff, was summoned by the Guardians of the Newport Union for neglecting to ouSribute towards the sup- port of Da MID Williams, nis father.—Defendant's offer to alio sv the old man LS-per week was accepted, and the summons, dismissed on his paying costs. BOROUGH POLICE. -MONDAY. [Magistrates: T. P. WANSB-ROUUH, andJ. S. STONE, F,sq t-s. I STREET OBSTRUCTION. William Morgaa, grocer, was summooeii for causing au obstruction in Temple street with his cart on Friday night. P.C. Williams proved the- olwtructiou. —Defendant was ordered to pay 5s 6 J costs. DOUBLS OFFENCE.—John Morgan, cab proprietor, I was summoned for carrying .three persoas in-a liansom cab, his property, and for not having the cab lamps iit.—P.C. D Thomas deposed that shortly before mid- night on Friday be saw defendant driving a. Hansom along Watch house-parade, and the vehicle was with- out lights. Two men and a woman were in the cab, which was only licensed to carry two passengers.— Morgan admitted the first offence, and with regard to the second said the candles in the lamps had burnt out, having been lit early in the evening.—The magis- trates inflicbed a fine of 10& to include costs. UNRULY CONDUCT AT THE REFUGE. —Joseph Ed- wards, who described himself as a clerk, belonging to < Boston, America, was charged with being riotous in the tramp ward at the House of Refuge on, Monday morning.—The prisoner, on being called to do his stone breaking task, became abusive, and threatenei to burn down or blow up the place. He also collared Inspector Curtis wben he was sent for, and pinned him against the wall.-Prisoner told the Bench that he was unSt to labour, and that he had only recently come out of the Shoreditch Infirmary, where he-had had rheomatic fever.- The magistrates sentenced prisoner to seven days' hard labur, aod Edwards was removed, threatening that he would write to the Home Secretary complaining of the sen- tence being unlawful. DARING ROBBERY BY. JUVEMILES. FIVE boys, named John O'Bryan, Patrick Ryan, John Roach, William Henry Wilthew, AND Charles O'Bryau, were charged with breaking a window in the shop of Mar- garet Jones, and stealing a quantity of nuts, oranges, apples, and cocoa creauas. -T lie prosecutrix is a widow, and carries on business as a grocer and confectioner in High-street, Pill, and about five o'clock øn Sunday morning P.C. Griffith Davies, on duty near the tho- roughfare, beard a noise as of a. window being broken. He raa to the spot, and saw by the light of his lamp that the prisoners bad broken the window of the shop, which was merely closed and Dot secured by shutters, and bad taken a number of articles. He pursued them, but lost them after a ebase. He ratnrued, and, found oranges, apples, and chocolate scattered about the street. Afterwards he apprehended the prisoners in a shed belonging to the mother oi the Bryans, behind King's-parade, where they had a tire, and ap- peared to be makiag a night of ij. They were all either partaking of the stolen property or had some in their possession. After being apprehended, Roach. said that Charles O'Bryan cut out the putty of the pane of glass with his knife, and they took the things. —The prosecutrix said that some boys robbed her in a similar manner on Tuesday morning. On Sunday thry made a clean sweep of her week's supply.-john O'Bryan, who is 17 years of age, appeared to have been the ringleader, and to have told the other boys, who are all under 1:3- years of age, to go and break the window whilst he remained behind. -The Beneh gave John O'Bryan the benetit of a doubt, and discharged him. Wilthew,. who had escaped from Caerleon Industrial School, was sentenced to21 days' imprison- ment and tive years at a reformatory Chas. O'Bryan seven days' imprisonment and 12-strokes with a birch rod; Patrick Ryan, 12 strokes; and HDach, six strokes. DESERTION FROM THE ARm-ii.-John Sullivan was charged on his own confession with being a deserter from the 18th Hussars.—Prisoner surrendsred at the Barracks on Saturday night. He stated, that he en- listed at Cardiff in 1866, and deserted after serving two years.—He was remanded to Usk. to await an escort. INCORRIGIBLE.—Henry Cummins, A young man, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Cross-street, on Friday night. H& did not appear. This was the twentieth oifeuce recorded against Cum- mings, who last year spent tive months out of twelve in gaol. He was now sentenced to-28 days' imprison. ment with bard labour. STEALING A PURSE. George. Hawkes, a boy of 12, was charged with stealing a purse containing XI 2s 10d, belonging to Joseph Thomas.—The prose- cutor is a hobbler, residing in New-street, at the house of prisoner's grandmother, and on Sunday morning ha put his purse in his pocket, in the presence of prisoner, before he went to bed. When he got up he missed the purse. Only lis of the money had been recovered. —Mr. Steveos, School Board officer, said he bad been instructe I to send the boy to the industrial school, but be had evaded him.—The Bench sentenced prisoner to receive 12 strokes with a rod, and intimated that application would be again made by the School Board to send him to an industrial school. STEALING MONEY.—Margaret Hopgood was charged with stealing 15s 6d from the person of Frederick Williams.—P. S. Williams deposed to apprehending prisoner on Sunday morning at Thom's-court, Canal- parade. Charged her with stealing the money, where- upon she said Have all the money I got," and handed him a purse containing 3s 2d. Brought her to the Town-hall, and on being searched by Mrs. Widcombe about 10s was found in her possession. She said "My bloke gave me that."—Ellen Wid- combe stated that she found the money spoken of in prisoner's stocking.—Frederick Williams, a hobbler, said he was in the Albion Inn on Saturday night. He had the money tied up in an handkerchief which was round his neck. Prisoner was there. He subsequently gave her a glass of beer in the Royal Ann Inn. She asked him to go to her house, and he went. She asked him to send for a quart of beer, and he gave her sixpence to go for it. While prisoner was absent prosecutor fell asleep, and on her return caught her cutting his handkerchief with a scissors. -Jl'risoner pleaded guilty to the charge, saying she would not have done it only that she was drunk.—The Bench sentenced her to three months' imprisonment. TUESDAY. [Magistrates: T. P. WANSBROUGH and J. S. STONE, Esqrs.] DEFRAUDINO TBB REVENUE. William Reinoke, steward of the Cardiff steamship Rhiwabon, now-lying in tbe Alexandra Dock, was charged with unlawfully concealing 6i lbs. of tobacco and It lbs, of cjgar- He bad to pay the double value aDd duty, £ J Qd, I »od 3s 6d carta* WEDNESDAY. [Magistrates: R. F. WOOLLETT and E. J. GRICE, Esquires.] CUSTOMS PROSECUTION.—David Rees was summoned I for illegally landing 1 lb. 4 oz. of cigars, and 10 oz. of tobacco from the s.s. Phiuabon, on board of which he is second engineer. —After hearing defendant's expla- nation that he bad erred through ignoranse, the Bench fined him 10s. UNWELCOME GErESTS.-E;ght meo and lads belong- ing to Cork, were brought up charged with being stowaways on board the steamer Minna, trading be- tween Cork, Newport, and Cardiff.The evidence of the captain of the steamboat revealed an extraordinary state of things. He said the Minna never left Ireland without having a lot of Cork "come? men" stowed way thoy were found in the coal bunkers, in casks, and empty egg boxes, and among the cattle. Theae men would come over to Newport or Cardiff, have a look round, and then stow away again for the return trip. Decent labouring men out of work were fre- quently granted a free passage, but the men before the Court were roughs, who thought it a "lark" to hide on board the steamer. The nuisance had become so great that he at iast determiaed to prosecute stow- aways, and finding the prisoners on board without tiakets he gave them into custody on reaching New- pert.-The prisoners begged hard* to be forgiven, and on promising not to stow themselves away again the captain forgave them.—They were then discharged with- a caution. A FREQUENT OJ'S'ENDER.—James. Moriarty made his fourteenth appearance charged with being drunk and disorderly in Cross-street, on Tuesday. P:C. Longville proved the charge.—Prisoner was fined 10s. 6d., or 14 days. DRUIHC IN HIGH-STPSET.—Martha Brock, a respect- ably dressed woman of middle age, was- charged with being dflltllk.-It appeared from the evidence of In- spector Wilcox and P. S, Evans, that the prisoner was outside the King's Head Hot«l on Tuesday night when the guests-invited to the Mayor's ball were arriving. She was under the influence of drink, and when Evans put her on one side to save her being run over, the prisoner used obscene language. He therefore took her into custody.—The magistrates inflicted a fine of 5s. CHARGE AGAINST A YANK.BE SEAMA.IT; James Sharp, an American seaman, was charged by P.S. William3 with being drunk and disorderly in Dock- street on Monday night.—Prisoner said he was drunk, no doubt, but not disorderly, -Fimed 10s. 6d.. ASSAULT CASE. Amelia Pbwell was charged by Matilda Edwardis with an assault.—Mr. Parker de- fended. -Prosecutriic stated that oa Sunday night she was standing outside her house in Market-street, when prisoner struck her, because she commented on the immoral behaviour of a young girl in prisoner's sister's huuse.- I-a cross-examination, prosecutrix said she did not pull prisoner's hair, or hit her with a candlestick.—The defence set up was, that the women were one as bad as the other, except that prosecutrix started the squabble, which led to her getting a-black eye. NON MAINTENANCE.— Wm. Jones was charged with allowing his wife and two children to become charge- able to the common fund of the Newport Union. The family had received relief, amounting to 21s.— Prisoner was apprehended at WhllingSord, where he had obtained work, after being idle- for nine weeks, and on tramp.—He said that he sent his wife morjey when, able to do so, and was witling to repay tho Sls. if allowed to return to his work.This offer was. ac- cepted, and the caae dismissed. ROBBERv FROM PERSO.,T. -Elizabeth Clark and Henry Bendon, on remand, were charged with assault- ing Joaeph Macarihy, and stealing from his person 12:i. —Mr. Be loner prosecuted.-Prosecutor de- posed tbat be lived-in Mellon-street. At 11 o'clock on Saturday night he left the Eagle public-house, Deok-atreet, to go bonie, and as he walked down the street the female prisoner came out of a door way. She caught bold of. him round the waist and said How late you are, there is some one waiting for you." He enquired "Where,' and Clark replied "Down here." She still kept hold of him, and witness began to think that the woman wanted to rob him. He at once searched bis pocket, and finding that he had been relieved of 12s, 9 £ d. witness- asked Clark for hia money; but she declared that she had not goiit. Witness then said Clark must accompany him to She the police station, and she immediately shouted out Oli, George." The man Bendon then came up, and attempted to rescue Clark. He struck Macartby several times, and prosecutor retaliated with such good efftect that Bendon ran. away. Prosecutor managed to keep hold of the woman, and compelled her to walk with him until they fell in with a police constable. -Essex James, a lad,, stated that he saw the woman Clark, pass something to BendLma, as they were both struggling with prosecutor.—P.C. Crane deposed that he locked Clark up, and also assisted Sergt. Williams i.u looking for Bendon, whom they fouud in Georges- buililings at 2.15 on Sunday mornings Williams con- ducted him to the Town-hall, and prisoner there pro- duced silver money to the amount of 17s. Some of the coins were stained with iron, ore and when they were shown to prosecutor he said the money he had m his pocket at the time of meeting Clark was marked in a similar way.—The Beuch coLaoutipd the prisoners for trial at the next Assizes. SSRIOUS CHARGE, AGAINST A SAILOR. Joseph Bushell, seaman, was charged by a girl 16 years of age, named Eliza Lewis, with indecently assaulting hor.—Mr. Belcher detended the prisoner.-The pro- secutrix stated that she had been esgaged as servant at an eating-house in Commercial-road, kept by a Mrs. Williams. The prisoner had been lodging there, and I on Thursday last acted indecently towards her. On Sunday evening he also assaulted her by throwing,her down, "nd otherwise misbehaving himself. This was. in one of the bedrooms.—It was elicited in cross- I examination that the prosecutrix had been in the- 1 habit of larking*' with the prisoner and other lodgers. -A fellow-servant, named Sims, was called by the; prosecutrix, but she failed to corroborate any portion I of Lewis's evidence. Tne witness said prosecutrix told her she should have 7s 61 if she came forward and swore that sho heard screams on Sunday. On being asked whether she did bear any screams that day, the witness replitd in the negative, adding that she heard Le is laughing loudly with the men upstairs.—The magistrates then iutiuiated that they did 1..011 wish, the detence gone into, and dismissed the case. COAL STEALING.—Johanna Evans, a married woman, was charged with stealing coal belougiug to Msssrs. Latch and Co.—It was proved that on Tuesday night the prisoner got Oil one of tbe trucks, and threw down a quantity of coal. When apprehended by P.C. John Smith she admitted the ofleuee.—lb was staled that prisoner, although not before the Court during the last twoyear8, had been frequently convicted before for similar offences, and on one occasion was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude. Sue now promised not io ofteud again, and was committed to gaol for tjree months. °
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FATAL EXPLOSION AT THIS NORTH » „ COLLIERY. The North Risca Colliery, belonging to the London and South Wales Colliery Company, where about IS months ago 120 men and lads were hurried into eter- uity by an explosion of gas, has been the scene of another catastrophe, whieh is, happily, of a less serious nature than that which occurred in 1880. We have, however, again to record the loss of life, and much destruction of property. The oxplosion under notice occurred about sixyclock on Sunday morning, the persons killed being Charles Ihxon, overman Francis Evans and John Gittingg, hremen and Evan Morgan alias Beagle, labourer. Six hundred hands find employment in the pit, and the safety of the men has always been the first care of the managers. After the disastrous accident of 18 months since the best safety lamp which modern scientists have been able to construct-the one known chosen for use underground, and as. the ventilatios of the mine is unsurpassed for thorough- ness, it was hoped that for the future the fire fiend would be kept at bay. So-anxious were the responsi- ble officials to prevent mishaps arising from the igniting of gaa, that not only were the workings visited night and day by overmen and firemen, but once a month a committee, chosen by the colliers themselves, examined the colliery thoroughly. These inspections rarely led to the discovery of gas-during the whole of last year the men lost but fow turns except during the naual holidays—and the last time the committee went rannd they reported that the pit was in a most satisfactory condition; On Saturday night after the men ecgaged in cutting coal finished tbeir labours, 140 repaireps descended the shaft. As it was desired to do some biksting in the main airway, 500 yards from the downcast abaft, DixoA and Richard, Alsop, his brother overman,, made a careful search for gas they did, not find any, and decided that a shot might be fired with safety. It being the rale that all except those engaged in the operation shall leave the pit before a shot is tired, Alsop and the repairers came t'o bank at 5 a.m. on Sunday, leaving below Dixon, Evans, Gittings, aad Morgan. Whether a shot was fired by them is a matter for conjecture, and the question may never be satisfact- tonly answered; but tb& fact remains that at a few Buinutea to six o'clock George Drew, the man tending the engine which drives the ventilating: fan, felt the shock of an explosion, followed by a deep rumblinl noise, which was heard a long distance from the col-I liery, and immediately the staging at the pit's mouth 1 was blown away, the briskwork arch over the fan wrecked, several blades of the fan broken, and the adjoining colliery offices partially unroofed. Drew was not injured, escaping by the skin of his teeth," as it. were, just aa he did when the fired gas made its I way to the surface in 1880, aad no time waa- lost by him in summonmg help. Mr. G. W. Wilkinson, the general manager,, was soon on the spot, together with hundreds of colliers, who, having heard the hooter, caeie in haste from all parts of the valley, Vcianteers by the score offered to enter She pit, but Mr. Wilkin- son decided that the smoke in the shaft rendered des- cent impracticable. He therefore directed his atten- tion to the temporary repair of tbe fan, and in a few hoars it was revolving agaiD;, In the meantime Mr. R. Donald Bain Assistant Inspector of Mines for the distiictr r. G. Wilklnson, and Mr F. Widdo-wfield (Newport), Mr. Foster Brown (Cardiff), Mr. Green (Abercarn), andMr. W.P.James (Abersychan), arrived to advise with and assist Mr. Wilkinson, and after a consultation it was arranged that the manager and an exploring party should' make an attempt to penetrate the workings, though there was no hope of saving. Rfe. The party reached the bottom of the shaft in. safety and pushed onwards along the main airway. But they had not walked more than 33 yards before an immense fal4 put an end to farther progress and, besides, there, were not wauting indications that beycud the fall there was no air passing. The melan- choly conclusion therefore forced itself upon the minds of the explorers that Dixon and bis comrades and the 59 horses in the pit had perished. The next step taken was the getting together of relays of men in order to cut through the obstruction, a task which willing hands accomplished by ten o'clock on Monday morning, only to come across a second fall further on. This. was found to be so extensive that the mannger and his adviaer&hit upon the plan oi going some six or eight yards- lower into the pit and so obtained ingress to, the main, roadway through a stone heading beyond the second fall. Several hours were consumed in clearing this passage of watsr, and it was five o'clock on Tues- day morning before the corpsesof the men killed could be approached. The body of Evans lay in the lamp room about one hu<adred yards front the botton oi the shaft,, and those of the othey three men were found near, tbe lamp house in the roadway. Evans must have been killed by afterdamp, as be had covered his mouth with his calico food bag, and it was found in that position when the body was reached. The others were lying in the roadway. Evans and Morgan were not burned at all ;.the others worl- scorched to some extent, but not much disfigured. After making some neadfal repairs the exploreri wers able to briag.the bodies out of the pit by teu o'clock, when after identi. fication they were taken to their late homes. When fouu>d each mac^ lamp was- lying by bis side unin- jured. Dixon leaves a widow, ten sous and one daughter. He lived near the old colliery offices, Risca, and was the leading spirit among tho Primitive Methodists thsre. Evans lived at Cross Keys, and Gittings at Pontymister, and both were married men with families. The former, like Dixon, belonged to the Primitive Methodist body, and was to have preached at Cross Keys on Sunday. Morgan came from Llanidloes in Montgomeryshire, and was not mar- ried be lodged at North Ri3ca. The four were con.. tributors to the Miners' Permanent Relief Fund (as. are 625 of the employe sub-.North Risca Colliery, no less than 110 haviag joined a fortnight since,) and Dixon, Gittings, and Evans were, members of one or more frieudly societies. Now that the bodies of the poor fellows have been recovered, it only remains to send to the surface the dead, horses-a sickening and greu- some opemtioti-and, repair the damage done to the fabric of the mine. Fourteen carcases of horses were sent up on Wednesday and buried, and it is hoped that the whole number will be accounted for by to mor- row. Mr. Wilkinson expects that the pit will be got into working order in a comparatively short space of time, tlJa explosion having proved less destructive than at tirsi supposed., Mr. Coroner Brewer opened the inquest touching the death of Charles Dixon, 44, at the Albert Hotel, Ric on Wednesday. The jury having viewed the bod/ the inquiry waa adjourned until the 8th proximo.
r HUN TI N-G- appointments. ♦ — LORD TREDEGAR'S HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday, Jan. 23rd Tredegar Park. At Eleven. I THE MONMOUTHSHIRE FOX HOUNDS WILL MEET ON r Monday, Jan. 23ril Raglan. I Tue3 lay, Jan. 2trh Kennels. Thursday, Jan.jiGth 1 hree Salmons, Graig. Friday, Jan. 27th Killough. Each day at Eleven. LLANGIBBY AND CHEPSTOW HOUNDS WTLL, MEET ON Tuesday. Jan. 2-lth Pontypool Road Station Friday, Jan. 27th St. Pierre Wood. Each day at Half-past Ten.
it.tltltd¡i't\ :gc,t mHt eatù,. [Announcements of lin'ths, Marriages, and Deaths, not exceeding 25 words, are %nserted for a prepay- ment of ONE SHILijl N(* cach. If more than 25 words, E1G lll'EEiN PENCE should be 1 emitted. When orders for insertion are given without prepayment, the charge is SIXPENCE FOK IIACH 10 WORDS, or proportion thereuf.] MARRIAGES. PRICE—ROWLATT—On the 17th inst., at the Cathedral, Exeter, l>y the Dean of Lxeter, assisted by the Kev. William Frice, vicar oi lilaugwm, Monmouthshire, and the Kev. Nigel iwadan, rector of West Nallam, Derby- shire, Thomas Phillips Price, of Triley Court, Mon- shire, Thomas Phillips Price, of Triley Court, Mon- mouthshire, to Fare's Ann, third daughter of the Rev. J- C. Rowiatt, Minor Canon of Exeter. HARRIS—HARRIS.—On the 1 th inst., by license, at baron Congregational Chapel, Tredegar, by the Rev, T. Rees, D.D., Swansea, the Rev. D. C. Harrii (Caer- onwy), Llatuleilofawr to Winnie, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Harris, Rhymney, Mon. DEATHS. GIARBNKR.—On the 14th inst., at his residence, The Bourn, Burrington, after n short illness, Captain James Anthony Gardner. aged 74, for forty years Governor of Her Majesty's Prison iu Bristol. MERRETT.—On the 10th inst, at 29, Mellon-street, Newport, Mary Alerrett, aged 31 years. LEWIS.—On the 14th inst., at Machen, Mr. Thomas Lewis, aged 70 years. KING.-On the 15th inst., at Upper Alma-street, New- port, Henry Durston King, aged 18 years. MORGAN.—On the 18th inst,, at Machen. Mrs. Ann Morgan, aged 65 years. P.A.INE.-On the 18th inst., at Commercial-street, New- port, Arthur Herbert, infant son of Mr. Paine, druggist. JEFFREYS.—On THE 9th inst., at Blewitt-street, Newport, 'l Mr. Henry Jeffireys, aged 57 years. BAILEY.-On tha 14th iust., at akinner-street, Newport, Mr, George Bailey, aged 56 years. I '—On the 18th inst., at Windsor-terrace, 'Stafodee,, Louis PecQ/ Blackborow, aged 11 years.
'Q NEWPORT BOAliO OF GUARDIANS. -<> The weekly meeting of the Board on Saturday was attended by Mr. P. Woodruff (cliairitiari) Mr E. Thomas (vice chairman) Rers J. C. S. Darby E* Jenkins, J. Jones, F. B. Leonard, D. RoWtfr, and E P. Williams; Messrs. J. W. Bebell, E. Edwards W. Evans, J. H. Hilher, J. G. Huxtable, P. James, W. Jones (Cefnllogell), W. Jones (Michaelstonek S. B-. Jones, H. Parfitt, R. Richards, aod S. Scard. STATISTICS. Newport Union Workhouse.—Nranber of iomate. for the week ending the 14th inst., 297 including 69 sick; niraiber in the corresponding week last year 274. Died during the week, Morris Frazer, St' Woollos, §8 years; Joseph Gould, Caerleon, 71 years Edward Morris, Mai pas, 70 years Thomas Hyde' Llantarnaitt, 19 years Out door relief was given to 1869 adults and 694 children, at a cost of X 177 43. 3d. Caerleon Industrial Schools.-Oti the 14th inst. there were 165 children (98 boys and 67 girls) in these schools, one child having been admitte I and one dis- charged during the week. Number of inmates in the corresponding period of J881, 146. Keceiving in- dustrial training, 83 boys and all the girls. COUNTY BATE BASIS. The Clerk reported that the Clerk of the Peace for Monmouthshire had written on behalf of the County Rata Basis Committee, requesting him to produce at a meeting, of which' due notice would be given, the Valuation List of the Newport Union. APPOINTMENT. Mary Ann wards, a resident at Caerleon, and 50 years of age, was appointed laundress at the schools, on the- rnotio" of Mr. Huxtable, seconded by Mr. S. B. Jonss. The wages are £ 17 a year. There was one other candiiate, na nely, Klizibeth Sergeaut, aged 19. MORE EXPEXDJTüRE jn (TAXKLEOtf. ° Rev. J: C. S. Darby called attention to the fact that the large arch under the hospital at the Caerleon Schools could be couveirted into a spacious storeroom at a cost of 19-7 10s., if the necessary work was ex- ecuted before the contractor removed his plant. By spending the sum named they would utilise space which must otherwise be wasted. Mr. Scard proposed that the storeroom be. con- structed. Mr. S. B. Jones seconded the motion, and it was carried. REORGANISATION OF THE SCHOOtS' STAFF. Rev. J. C. S,. Darby next referred to the probable necessity for reorganising, the staff of the Caerleon In- dustrial Schools. Mr. Huxtable hoped that when the Committee went into the question, they would not forget the interests of the ratepayers. Rev. J. C. S. Darby mentioned that Mr. Biroham would confer with the Sohools Ccmaaittee OB the subject next Wednesday. He added that the Com- nittee would no doubt eadeavour to-procure informa- tion from other Unions where there were Industrial Sehools. Mr. Parfitt 3aid that according to his experience the less Guardians had to do with Governiiient,la- spectors the better. Mr, Bircham, for instance, was very expeusivein his ideas, and the Committee would gain nothing by, consulting, him. His advice was that too Committee ahould depend on their own judgment. Rev. J. C. S. Darby We shall endeavour to ascer- tain what is done in other places, and base our recom- mendations on the information given to us without re- ference to Mr. Bircham. Mi. Parfitt: My past experience of Mr. Bircham is, that he is a very expensive man. His recommenda- tions in the past were suell, that the ratepayers had cause to complain. Rev. J. C. S. Darby Yioa must bear in mind that Mr. Bircham has-power to visit the* workhouse or the schools every day if he lika3. Mr. Partitt I know it. Nothing more was said on the subject. REPRESENTATION OF'MANTARI;AMI PARISH. Mr. Parfitt gave notice of his intention to propose at the next meeting, that the Local Government Beard be- requested by that Board to sanction, the election of a second Guardian for the-parish of Llantarnam. He thought the parish ought ta- have two Guardians, see- ing, that the population was increasing rapidly, and that the rateable value amounted to £ 14,486.. HOSPITAL ACCOMMODATION FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES. The Chairman introduced the question of what was to be done with sick paupers suffering from infectious diseases, such as smallpox. They (the sick) must have some suitable place to go to, and it might be necessary to baild a hospital for infectious cases. The Clerk stated that/ ho had bad some oorrespon* dence with the Deputy Town Clerk relative to small pox cases. The Port S&Ditary Authority declined to place the whole of their hospital at the disposal of the Guardians, as it might be wanted for non-paaper pa- tients but in.tbe eve-ot of an emergency, they were willing to let the Board have the use of one of the three cottages forming, the hospital. Eodesfca's lodg. ing-house, it was staied, had been cleansed and dia- infected since it was discovered that there had been a case of small pox there. Tbe Clerk went oa to say that in his opinion tba Urban Sanitary Authority olight to provide hospital acoommodation, while the Guardi- ans relieved, the personal wants of snftasers. The Urban and Rural Sanitary Authorities might combine to buill a hospital for infectious diseases. After a good deal of conversation, Mr. Huxtable gave notice that he wouilid bring the subject forward at the next meeting. There was no other business.
NEWPORT INFIRMARY AND DISPENSARY. WEEK ENDING JANUARY 14th, 1881. Patieats attended at the Dispensary 231. Patiects attended at their homes. 62 Pati&ats in the Infirmary during the week. l Surgeoa for the week DR. BRIWBB. R. H. DOWSE, M.B., House Surgeon. SOUTH DISTRICT. Nit. of Patients during the week 3d No. of Visits paid to Patients during the week. 79 R. COOKE, M.R.C.S Eng., L.S.A. Lond„ Visiting Surgeon. R. COOKE, M.R.C.S Eng., L.S.A. LonG., Visiting Surgeon.
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