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„ w NEWPORT. •1HE WATCH COMMITTEE met at the Town Clerk's Office, 011 Tuesday morning last. Present, the Mayor, Messrs. Latch, Edward Thomas, Davies, Dowling, and Turner. The conduct of several persons who keep spirit and beer- shops was strongly commented upon by the commissioners, on account of the late hours and disorderly houses which those persons keep. In one house it was reported that the degraded drunkards were allowed to indulge in their infatu- ated folly throughout the night, to the great annoyance of the residents in the adjoining houses. And this is of fre- quent occurrence. The manner in which this house is con- ducted will surely be remembered on the next licencing day. Would that the public were prepared in this country, as they are in America, for the cry of no licence A COMMISSIONERS' MEETING was held at the Town Hall, Newport, on Monday evening, July 13th, 1848. There' were present Mr. Dowling In the chair, the mayor (W. Jenkins, Esq.), Mr. Hughes, magistrate, Messrs. Turner," Wuollett (town clerk), Edward Thomas Townsend, Abraham Jones, Lewis Edwards, Richard Mullock, and James Hewitt. Considerable discussion took place in reference to Fothergill- street, as to the payment of the expense incurred in cleansing it; some of the Commissioners contending that a moiety of the expense should be paid by the parish of St. W oollos. A committee was ultimately named to call on Mr. Hodgkinson (for the p.msh of St. Woollos) for a settlement. Sundry matters wore., brought under the consideration of the Com- niissionors.; amongst others the supply of water for the tire-engine from the New Water Works Company. The supply for this purpose is to be free of charge, provided the Commissioners will also take a supply for watering the stress at 3s. 4d. for each square yard of the streets that may be watered. Bills due from the Commissioners to the itmount of £ 269 were presented for payment. One of these bills for the sum of £ 3o, a claim from the Town Clerk on account of the prosecution of Mr. Hall for the tanyard nuisance, elicited strong remarks from Mr. Townsend, *wlio asserted that the nuisance is not removed, and, therefore, that ".value received" is not obtained for the solicitor's bill. On the suggestion of Mr. Thomas the bill was submitted to the Finance Committee. The payment of another bill of £92 for one quarter's gas was deferred until more funds were in hand. After a sitting of four hours the meeting was j • -j O adjourned. POLICE COURT, MONDAY, JULY 17.-(Before Wm. Jen- kins, and T. ilughcs, Lsqrs.) John Griffiths, charged with stealing brass, the property of Messrs. IVi orris, of Abercarne tin works; also with stealing brass, from Crumlyn, the property of J. Winstcme. Committed to the Assizes- Eliza Broicn, a disorderly prostitute, was discharged with a caution.——Joseph Snailham was charged with beino- drunk and incapable of taking care of himself; fined 5s. Ann a disorderly prostitute; committed to hard labour for fourteen days.- William Lewis, charged with assaulting his wife in the street. Complainant not appearing the prisoner was discharged. Mary Ann Markhum, was eiiarged with stealing a quantity of wearing apparel from Pontypool, the property of Mr. J. Morgan sent to Ponty- pool, and there committed to the Assizes.——James Geary, vagrant, found sleeping on a lime kiln, was discharged with a caution. Martha Morgan, found drunk and incapable tiued 5s.; Mary Sullavan, found drunk and disorderly on Sunday night; discharged by paying Is. for food. A TEMPERANCE MEETING was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening, July 17, 1848. Previous to the arrival of the agent who was announced to speak, Mr. Z" Edward Thomas interested the meeting by exhibiting Cruikshank's plates of the Bottle and Sequel and bv read- itig. Dr. Mackay's poems illustrative of those ingenious works f art. The attendance was numerous and respectable both in the body of the hall and in the orchestra. Mr. Thomas was listened to with great attention, and the poems appeared to produce a deep impression on the more intelligent part of the audience; while the sentiments contained in them seemed to be too refined and classical for the less educated. After Mr. Tweedie's arrival, he spoke for half-an-hour with much effect, in favour of the principle of total abstinence. At the eioae of the meeting thirteen persons signed the pledge