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LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. OXFORT> INTELLIGENCE. On Thursday, the 20th inst., Ileibert Armitage James, Esq., of Panteg Rectory, was elected Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. CLUB DINNER.—On Whit Monday, the members of the Hanbury benefit society celebrated their anniversary, by dining together at the Market Tavern. An excel- lent dinner was provided by Mrs Powell, and was heartily enjoyed by all present. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—On Whit Monday, there was a Sunday school gathering on a large scale at Mount Pleasant chapel. The young folks paraded the streets singing hymns and with banners flying. A capital tea having refreshed them, they were suitably addressed by several gentlemen. CLUB DINNER.—On Whit-Mondav the Sons of the Globe Friendly Society celebrated their anniversary by dining together at the Globe Inn. Mr Wm. James, the landlord, placed on the table a dinner which the oldest members declared they had never seen equalled for ex- cellence. WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL, PONTNEWYNYDD.—On Sunday, the anniversary sermons were preached by Mr Wm. Ellis, of Swindon. In the morning and afternoon the congregations were large, and in the evening the chapel and school-room were both crowded to excess. The collections exceeded S8. SUDDEN DEATH OF MR BOWYER, AT THE PARK.— Shortly before noon on Thursday, the townsfulks were shocked to hear that Mr Bowyer, for many years mechanic at Pontypool Park, had died suddeuiy. He had been engaged in fixing some hangings in one of the bedrooms at the Pa:k-house, and a woman who assisted him then saw nothing unusual in his appearance. He was afterwards seen by a lad to fall near the archway leading to his workshop, and he seems to have died in- stantaneously. Mr Essex, surgeon, was called in. and attributed death to disease of the heart. Deceased had complained that morning of a pain in the region of his stomach, and had said that he felt far from well. He was highly respected throughout the town; and the news of the awful visitation of Providence excited gene- ral regret.

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