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LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. THE COUNTY COURT OFFICES have been removed to the Town Hall. THE DERBY was run on Wednesday, with the fol- lowing result :-Silvio, 1; Glen Arthur, 2; Rob Roy, 3. The favourites were nowhere. Seventeen started. THE TIN TRADE.—We regret to state that owing to the great depression in the tin trade an arrangement bati been come to whereby the works will be stopped one week out of every three. This, we understand, will be general in all tin works. Early on Monday morning an explosion of gas oc- curred in the deep pit of the Nantyglo Colliery, and a fireman named Elias Davies was killed. In his pocket was found the gauze which should have surrounded the light, and it is supposed that the accident was caused by its removal from the lamp. TABERNACLE BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL-The teach- ers and scholars attending the above school held their annual tea meeting on Monday last. when about 200 partook of tea. The children afterwards marched through town, and from thcnce to a field at Penlasgarn, where several games were indulged in, and a very pleasant afternoon was spent. UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH:.—The teachers and scholars attending the Sunday School in connection with the above place of worship gave a very pleasing entertainment on Thursday week. The solos, recitations, dialogues, &c., were rendered with remarkably good taste. There was a very fair attendance on the occa- sion and at the close a collection was made in aid of the school funds. We understand that the Rev J. Swann Withington, of Harrogate, a most able and popular lecturer, will shortly be in this town lecturing in the Town Hall on a most interesting and appropriate subject, "Three Living Statesmen-Gladstone, Beaconsfield & Bright." This lecture was delivered some time ago at Stockton- on-Tees, the member for the borough (J. Dodds, Esq.) presiding. At the close of the lecture he said, It is the most able and eloquent lecture I ever heard." To all who are interested in these gentlemen and their work this lecture will doubtless prove a treat. Further notice wHI shortly be given. I NEWPORT LlCENSEViCTUA.LLERS-ASSOCIATION.- On Tuesday, a committee from the above asgochtion, composed of Captain Oliver, president; Mr J. A* Eelly, vice-president; Mr J. Dredge, past-president; Mr E. W. Grove, past-president; and Messrs James Witts aad Charles, met at the Bell Inn, Abercarne, for the purpose of opening a branch in the Western Valley in connec- tion with the bead association at Newport. Mr Oliver occupied the chair, and opened the meeting by explain- ing the advantages which accrue from the trade asso- ciating together for their protection. In connection with their association there was a Benevolent Fund, which already amounted to some hundreds of pounds, and it was the intention of the officers to found alms houses similar to those already in existence in the Asy- lum Road, London, and elsewhere, in order that indigent members may be cared for in their old age. A branch had been most successfully started at Pontypool and sur- rounding district, and from the large number of mem- bers of the trade joining he felt convinced that abranch in this valley (the Western) would be equally successful. After a few remarks from Mr E. W. Grove and other members ot the committee, a branch was commenced, having for its president Mr John Boulton, Albert Hotel, Risca Mr George, Bush Inn, Abercarne, vice-president; and Mr Matthews, Crown Hotel, Abercarne, kindly un- dertaking the onerous duties of honorary secretary. A good working committee was also formed.





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