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NEWPORT. THE STATION of the Pontypool Railway is rapidly progress- ing, it is situated to the east of Great Dock-street, opposite the new market house, in this town; but we are informed that the line is stopped, and likely to be sold to another Company. It is rumoured that the South Wales Company will probably buy it, and construct it on the broad gauge. NEWPORT CATTLE MARKET, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH.-The market this week was very well supplied with fat stock. We no. ticed some prime oxen belonging to Thos. Prothero, Esq., of MaI- pas Court; Keen, of Whiston Milner, &c. There was also a good supply of sheep; there were some excellent pens exhibited by Mr.Pridi, ofLlanvihangel; Williams, of Penyboyde Castle Philps, of Carlichiw, &c. There was a fair supply of pork. Some arrivals from Ireland. Cows and calves were scarce. Upon the whole, the market was a little brisker than last week's, and prices a little higher. BIGAMY.-At the Worcestershire Assizes, held at Worcester, on the 10th inst., before Mr. Justice Coltman, Henri/ Stanton Pike, aged 46, attorney-at-lasv, and formerly a resident at Newport, who pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy, was brought up for judg- ment. The judge said that he had carefully considered the prison- er's case, but could find no circumstances of a mitigating character. He was a man of education and talent, and could not plead igno- rance as his excuse for error. He was then sentenced to be trans- ported for seven years. QUARTERLY TEA MEETING OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. —OH Monday evening last, nearly 200 teachers took tea together in the vestry-room of the Tabernacle chapel. When tea was over, the Rev. T. Gilman was called to the chair. He called upon the secretary, Mr. Inglis, to read the report for the last quarter, by which it appeared that 1,502 scholars belonged to the various Dis- senting Sunday schools of Newport, not including the Ebenezer, Baptist, Temple, and Trinity chapel Sunday schools, and 177 teachers. The subject of discussion for the evening was, What influence upon society at large has the moral and religious in- structions conveyed in the Sabbath School P" Several able ad. dresses were delivered pro and con, and the meeting passed off well. At the close, it was moved, that a committee be nominated to consider what course had better be taken in reference to the case of the Rev. J. Shore, who had been committed to prison by the Bishop of Exeter, virtually for seceding from the Established Church. It was ultimately agreed, that instead of drawing up a petition to Parliament, a vote of thanks be presented to the Bishop of Exeter for his excellent conduct in promoting religious liberty

NANTYGLO.

PONTYPOOL.

" ~ABERAYON.

C0WBREDGE~

NEATH.

FISHGUARD,

PEMBROKESHIRE ASSIZES.

SATURDAY.

HORSE-STEALING.

MEIITHYR.