SATHRDAY Before Col. Byrde, C. J. Parkes, Esq., and E. J. Phillips, Esq.
DOG OFFENCES. William Holloway was charged with keeping a dug without a license. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Andrew Murdoch, excise officer, deposed that on the 13th of June lie visited the defendant's bouse and saw two dogs asked fur the license, and defendant said he thought he had one li- cense but he could not produce one. Defeudaut took out a license on the 18th of June, several days after the officer's visit. Fined 25a. Joshua Thomas, Garn Wen, was charged with a similar offunce. Defendant pleaded guilty, but said that he had lately been subjected to great loss, on ac- count of two horses having fallen into a quarry. One horse was killed, and tho other was not worth sixpenee. Fined 25s., with a recommendation to reduce the fine to 10s. Edwin Foster was charged with a like offence. Defendant pleaded guilty. Fined 25s. George Wright was charged with keeping a dog without a license. Defendant pleaded not guilty. P.c. 117 said that on the 14th day of June he visited defendant's houso and found a dog on the premises asked defendant to produce a license, and Mrs Wright said she had not a li- sense. Mrs Wright said she had taken out a license on the 7th of August, 1876, and she was under the impression the license would hold good till the 7th of August, 1877. Tho Bench said persons keeping dogs should take out licenses in January. Fined 25s. Thos. Lewis was charged with a like offence. Fined 25s. William Lacey was charged with a similar offence. Mrs Lacey said that the dog was a gift from her son, who is dead. She did not know whether her son had taken out a license, but she told P. Lewis she would go to Blaina and inquire. She did so, and found out ho had not and ou her return home she took out a license at Mr Brain's, Abersychan. Fined 25s., with a recommendation to reduoe it to 2tt 6d. William Reas was charged with keeping a dog without a license. Mrs Rees appeared, and stated that she sold the dog last February, but the animal still kept visiting her premises. Fined 25s. John Bethel was charged with a like offence. Defendant did not appear. Andrew Murdoch proved the service of the summons. P.c. Carey said that on the 14th of June he visited defendant's house asked Mrs Bethel if sue had a license for the dog which was in the house she said the dog did not belong to her husband it belonged to a lodger, who wanted to sell it she said the lodger had a license which had been taken out in Hereford. Fined 25s. Bcnjauiiu Davies, Pontypool, was- charged with keeping a dog without a license. Andrew Murdoch, excise officer, proved the charge. He visited the defendant's house on the 14th of June, and saw the dog there Mrs Davies admitted the ownership of the dog. Fined 25 s. BREACH OF THE MINES REGULATION ACT. William Baldwin was charged with smoking beyond a lamp station in one of the pits belong ing to the Ebbw Vale Co., at Panteg. Mr Bytheway prosecuted. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was fined 20s. NEGLECTING WORK. Edward Heynon was charged with neglecting his work at Panteg, whereby damage to the ex- tent of .£5 was done to the Company's property. Mr Bytheway prosecuted. George Edwards said he was npill manager at the Lower Forge, under the Ebbw Yale Co. defendant came to his work as a roller ou the Tuesday night previously, and employed a man, without witness's knowledge, to do his work this man was not qualified to do the work he put a piece of iron into the rolls which broke one of them witness estimated the value of the roll to be £5; in consequence, a great part af the forge was stopped for 18 hours. Fined 50s. WHOLESALE CLOTHES STEALING. Mary Jane Greening was charged, on remand, with stealing one black cloth jacket, one black Bilk velvet jacket, one light grey cloth jacket, one muslin dress, two skirts, one child's blue serge dress, one blaek silk cape, one petticoat, one child's jacket, and one woman's dress, value £6, the whole being the property of Philip Morgan, Mamhilad. Sarah Morgan, wife of Philip Morgan, said that prisoner had been in her service some five years ago, and used to come to her house occa- sionally she had been to witness's bouse for two days she left the house, and then Mrs Morgan missed the things; the articles produced were those she missed, and her property. P.s. Young proved to having arrested pri- soner bhe had some of the articles in her pos- j session others had been pawned. Supt. M'Intosh said that prisoner, who was only 16 years of age, had been taken into cus- tody last April for stealing flowers from the graves at Mamhilad. She was sentenced to 4 months' hard labour. ALLKGED WOOD STEALING. Geo. and James Morgan were charged with stealing a quantity of pitwood, the pro- perty of A. D. Berrington, Esq at Goytrey, on July 23rd. Mr Watkin8 defended. Matthew Williams was the first witness called. He said he was appointed to look after the woods for Mr Berrington they bad missed wood from the place. 1u aaswer to Mr Watkins The wood where the pitwood was taken from was let to men named Mayherry and Arthur; they purchased the underwood, and they have to clear away bothstnbbs and underwood Mayberry inform- ed witness about men taking the underwood away had not seen Arthur about it it occur- red on July 23rd, but witness did not receive any information about it until August 8th the husband of the next witness to be called lived close to the wood did not know of any bad feeling between Brown and her had not seen the wood alleged to have been stolen missed the wood on the 25th July. Ann Williams lived iu the parish of Goytrey she could not exactly remember the day she had seen priboners carrying sticks out of Mr Berrington's wood prisoners had each a piece of pitwood, which they were carrying to the waggon of John Bevan she saw the sticks on the waggon. By Mr Watkins It was between six and seven o'clock iu the evening when the prisoners took the sticks away she could not say which month it was, but she thought it was about a fortnight previously; it was on a Monday; she generally went to meeting on a Sunday, and she had beeu to meeting the day before Brown and witness had never fallen out he had never threatened to summon her, nor had he ever cau- tioned her about taking sticks from the wood she lived noarer than 50 yards foom the wood she dealt iu frait; so diJtrs Bevan it was Bevan's waggon that she saw the sticks on. Daniel Crompton was next called, and said he was standing at Abraham Williams's door when he saw Bevan's waggon, with some sticks upon it could not say whether the sticks were pit- wood or not they were about 6ft. long it was between six aud seven o'clock in the evening. In answer to,Ir Watkins: Should not have noticed the affair at all but for Mrs Wil- liams pointing it out to him she said, U You see they are putting iticks on the waggon, and if anything is missed we shall be blamed for it." Abraham Williams, labourer aim basket- maker, said he met prisoners one night; they were with Bevah's waggon there was some brewse on it saw two sticks on top of tho browse, but he would not swear what they were; it was about 6.30 in the evening when he met them. In answer to Mr Watkins Did not know of any ill-feeling existing between his wifo and Brown never heard that his wife was about to be summoned by Brown. The case was adjourned till next Saturday. Prisoners were bound over, in their own recog- nisancos,to appear. ALLEGED FOWL STEALING AT BLAENAVON. William Taylor was charged, on remand, with stealing a fowl, the property of Thos. Wathen, at Blaenavon, on the 4th August. The depositions of the various witnesses ex- amined on the Monday previous having been read over, George Wate was called for the defence. He ¡ said the blood that was on Taylor's trousers was that of an eel which they had killed in the canal there were no feathers on the coat; the policeman was iu the house when Mrs Taylor took the ashes out of the bucket; Taylor lodged in his (witness's) house; wasquite certain that Taylor was not out of the house after 11 o'clock on the Saturday night. Prisoner was acquitted. ASSAULTING THE POLICE. j Margaret Meara was charged with assaulting P.s. Lewis whilst in the execution of his duty. P.s. Lewis said that on Saturday, the 28th of Juty, he was in company with P.c. Price they were apprehending a man named Allen, who resisted for some time defendant was there j interfering, aud telling witness to let tho man go atones were thrown, and one of them struck him on the head could not say who threw the stone, but there was a constable present who saw defendant throw the stone. P.c. Price was present during the riot, and saw defendant throwing a stone out through the window he had seen her before that with a poker in her band. Defeudaut here exclaimed, in a tone of in- dignant surprise, Oh, you thief 1" and inserted her digits iu her hair, as if she was about to tear it all off her head. She was fined 20s., or 14 days' imprisonment. AFFILIATION. George Dare was charged with being the fa- ther of the illegitimate child of Ellen Williams, of Cwmbran. Defendant did not appear. Ordered to pay expenses, aud 3s 6d per week towards the support of the child. TRESPASS. Richard Power was charged with trespass on the property of Messrs Monk & Edwardd. Fined 10s., or 7 days. THREATS. George Reed was charged with using violent threats towards James Sullivan. Defendant threatened to knock complainant's head in when he was going home somebody struck him with a stone on the head. Bound over to keep the peace for six months, aud ordered to pay the costs, 11s. FIGHTING. Hy. Moses and Philip Phillips were charged with a breach of the peace by fightiug at Llau- ithel on the 4th inst. P.c. Taylor said he saw defendants fighting, at about 8.30, on Saturday eveuiug. Fined 10s each. DRUNKENNESS. Edtvard.Money was charged with being drunk and riotous at Griffithetown. Fined 20s., or 14 days. George Manfield, Noah Owen, and Philip Jenkins were charged with being drunk at the Union Foundry Inn, at Llauithel, on the 4th inst. P.c. Taylor visited the above house, and found defendants druuk there others in the house were drunk also, and there bad been a good deal of fighting going on during the even- ing. Fined 10s each. Frederick Jones, Aberbeeg, was charged with a similar offence. Fined 10". David Rasler was charged with a like offence. Fined 10s. NON-PAYMENT OF WAGES. John Piossor was charged with non-payment of J61 8s., wages due to Caleb Jones. Mrs Prosser appeared and said that her hus- band had gone to America. The Bench could not make an order for pay- ment on the wife.
TEA IN RUSSIA. The Russians fight almost wholly upon tea: brandy is rarely used, except in the hospitals," writes the cor- respondent of, a contemporary. It is not always, how- ever, consumed in the way familiar to Western Europe. The Cossacks, like their brethren, the Calmucks, often carry it about in the shape of bricks, or rather tiles, which, before hardening, is soaked in blood, and boiled in milk, with the addition of flour, butter, and salt, so as, in fact, to constitute a kind of soup—not a very tempting concoction to think of, perhaps, but, no doubt, highly nourishing. The passion of the Musco- vite for this beverage is simply astonishing. In the depth of winter, after closing firmly all the windows— not to keep the cold out. but to keep the warmth in" —of a crowded tea-room, he will empty twenty cups in succession, at nearly boiling point, until be perspires at every pore, and then, in a state of intense excitement, rush out, roll in tho snow, get up, and go on to the next similar place of entertainment. So with the army. With every group or circle of tents travels the invariable Samovar, or tea-cauldron, suspended from a tripod; and it would be vain to think of computing how many times a soldier's pannikin is filled upon a halt. It is his first idea. Frequently he carries it cold. as a solace upon the march. It is his dram and if he takes, at distant intervals of time, a sip of that pernicious compound, of melancholy memory to all who have sojourned in the Black Forest, and called White Brandy," he is ac- counted as little better than a sot by his comrades. And yet the English, who are regarded as a peculiarly tea- drinking people—as they are, in fact, in comparison with the French and all other Continental nations- have never to this day appreciated the stimulating powers of the Chinese leaf when used in large quanti- ties. It revives the fainting trooper, suffices for the jaded recruit, staggering under the weight of his kit, and even stands as a substitute for "grog" to the sailors of the Black and Baltic Seas. Millions of pounds' weight, therefore, are carried with the army and with the navy, and in the latter it is said to be a great pre- ventative of scurvy. Whether it be a question of cli- mate or of natural constitution must be left for wiser men than those of Gotham to decide.
The following letter appeared in the Echo of the 31st July:— A WONDERFUL MUSHROOM! Sir,—Seeing in your issue of the 27th a paragraph, takeji from the Any Han Bally Times, which states that some asparagus plants forced up the flooring of the Lowestoft Skating Rink, I beg to remark that a. similar occurrence happened last week in the basement ol this department, a fine specimen of mushroom having torcett its way through some twelve inches of concrete, covered with a thick layer of aaphalte.—Yours respectfully, ALEXANDER General Poet Office, Savings Bank Depart- ment, July 30.
YOUNG TRAVELLERS.—A correspondent writes to the Times from East Coshum, Hants It may be inter-, esting to some of your readers to be in ormed that on a small piece of frame-work underneath a J^d-class smoking earriage on the London and Southwestern Railway, a water-wagtail has built her nest and reared a young and thriving family of four. The tram runs regularly from Cosham to Havaut five hmes. a day, ia ( all about forty miles, and the station-master informs me that during the absence of the train the male bird keeps close to the spot. waiting, with manifest interest and anxiety, the return of his family from their periodical tours." A CURE FOR SCARLET FEVER.—Mr H. Pigeon. M.R.C.S., saysThe marvellous success which has attended my treatment of scarlet fever by sulphur in- duces me to let my medical brethren know of my plan, that they may be able to apply the same remedy without delay. All the cases in which I used it were very well marked, and the epidermis on the arms in each case came away like the skin of a snake. The following was the exact treatment followed in each caae: Thoroughly anoint the patient twice daily with sulphur ointment; give five or ten grains of sulphur in a little jam three times a day. Sufficient sulphur was burnt twice daily (on coals on a shovel) to fill the room with the fumes, and, of course, was thoroughly inhaled by the patient. Under this mode of treatment each case improved immediately, and none were over eight days in making a complete recovery, and I firmly believe in each it was prevented from spreading by the treatment adopted. One case was in a large school. LorwoN PAVED WITH GOLD.—Who would have thought that the watchmakers and workers in gold in the district of Camberwell waste so much precious metal that the parochial dust" contains a most ap- preciable quantity, and that the water in which the workmen wash their hands becomes a kind of Pacto- lus ? But that such is actually the case we are in- formed by a contemporary devoted to metropolitan government aud kindred subjects and it appears that the burning of the sweepings of shops in order to ex- tract the gold has assumed such proportions that it is complained of as a public nuisance, and that the local authorities have called attention to the fact that the water in which the workmen wash their hands is re- tained too long to be pleasant. Here, then, is a new industry, and though nuisances cannot be tolerated in this age of "sweetness and light," it does seem a pity that this fresh enterprise is threatened in our home gold-fields. We hear a good deal about thrift" now-a days, and the" utilisation of waste and yet it would seem that gold is to be carted or washed away out of Clerkenwell on the mere ground of a nui- sance. But perhaps we shall hear more of this mat- ter. The friction of watch-chains and other jewellery in the London streets must be something consider- able. and so all" dust" and sloppings" must be more or less charged with atomic gold. But how is it to be got out without creating a nuisance, or perpetuating ^THROAT IRRITATION.—The throat and windpipe are especially liable to inflammation, causing soreness and dryness, tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use glycerine in the form of jujubes. Glycerine, m these agreeable confections, being in proximity to the gSnds at tke moment th^y are excited by the act of sucking becomes actively healing. 6d. and Is. boxes (by post for U stamps), « labelled JAMES EPFS & Co. Homeopathic Chemists, 48, Threadneedle-street, and 170, Piccadilly, Loudon."—Depot, in Cardiff: R.Drane, 9. Queen-*t,
THE PROPOSED NEW ROAD FROM I PONTYPOOL TO ABERSYCHAN. 1 To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,—Knowing your fairness in the treatment of public affairs, I ask your kind pur mission to make a few mad observations on (I matter of extreme importance to the ratepayers of the Abersychan Local Board District. Some two ur three members of the Local Board having taken it into their heads to carry a schetne which means some two or three thousand pounds to the already over- burdened ratepayers of this district. Prom your report of the proceedings of the last meeting of the Board it is clear that they are determined to make this new road if they can borrow the needjul cash, and ? member (Mr Dent) courageously opposed it and promised to prosecute the opposition he feel. bound to offer tO this inopportune and extravagant expenditure when the commissioner from London arrives here for the purpose of making his in- quiry. It is necessary that the co-operation of all those ratepayers in the district who disapprove the making of this new road be secured at once, so that a determined and effective answer shall be given when the time comes. I am. glatt to learn that a public meeting will shortly be held at the White Hart Hotel, Abersychan, to consider the matter, and with a view of concerting the necessary measures for the good fight. That Local Government Boards are not omnipotent has been proved of late at Pontypool, where a tradesman would not bow to the dictum of the local parliament in reference to an improvement scheme of theirs and the Local Government Board in London refused to sanction it, vetoed the proposals, and rendered nugatory all they had done. Abersychan Rate- payers, take courage from this fact I have no doubt that if this matter be butfairly represented to the London Local Government Board, they willlikewiscs in this case decline to sanction « scheme involving the outlay of several thousands of pounds in such a stupid manner that scarcely a tittle of benefit will accrue to the Abersychan rate payers jor the money expended thereon. Shortly we shall have to deal with the general drainage sckeme, in accord ance with recent legislation; this is unavoidable, and pt rhitps expkins the haste with which this new road has been pressed forward and nothing said by our local legis- lators about the more costly scheme, until the new road question was placed in a, position of safety; added to this there are hundreds of houses without closet accommo- dation and, strange to say, the bulk of the property so neglected and ill-provided is owned by prominmt members oj the Local Board of Health. It is proposed to make this road on the ground of safety, &c., viz., that the old road is rendered unsafe because the new railway (bridge) crosses it in one place only the new road is promised to be safer because (although 1 cannot see the force of the reason) it will pass by two ironworks on a level with the belehing fire from the numerous chimney-tops with which they abound. Anym.an not wilfully blind would have seen that tlt.ere would be inji,.ite[ý more danger inpassing along a road so situated than the existing one. To those persons in the parish whose hands and gaze become un- steady by Club-house potations the road will be of sub stantial service, but on purely public grounds it is not required. The plea that it will be of assistance to the EMu; Vale Co. is false, for the removal of that hilly ap- proach to Abersychan would still leave a worse one to be encountered at tlie bottom of that place, and one which cannot be removed. The Ebbw Vale Co. would do much better in starting the ironworks at Abersychan than waste their resources upon a new road which will be of no benefit to them. I do not hesitate to say that the road was propused by two or three members oj the Local Board —privately and the determination to carry it "by hook or by croo/c" is clear by the indecently-shuffling manner in which it has been dealt with at the so-called meetings of the Board. The slang and bullying dealt out by them had its weight. The more modest, and I might add, the more timid, members have been overawed into silence (if not acquiescence) in the scheme. There is a very strong feeling in this district, sir, against the conduct of the Board in reference to this matter, and we are looking about for a remedy; and upon public grounds, sir, I trust you will permit me to expose this job in the columns of your valuable paper. That Pontypool tradesmen laugh at the senseless supinetiess of the Abersychan ratepayers in making an exceedingly expensive new road for the benefit, and at the direction of one or two persons, isjusti- fied by the ridiculousness of the situation. The expendi- turel,8 uncalled-for and unnecessary in the highest de- gree, particularly in a time of commercial depression like the present; atul to yro/ect such a useless and costly scheme on the mere fanciful probabilities of improved times s, I hope, a species of political insanity the de velopment of which, luckily, seems to be confined to such wise-acres as the Abersychan Local Board. At the time of my writing, and for a past period of two years, two largctromvorks in the Abersychan distr ict have been idle involving a loss to the place oj a sum, in wages alone, of about year, to say nothing of the loss conse- quent upon the short time worked by the collieries. There is not to all appearance the remotest chance of the iron- works being re-started, and dire distress exists; all of which make it yet more difficult for the struggling trades- men to live. Can it be imagined that ehe selfishness of men can be so degenerate as to ask the ratepayers to sub- lItit like" dumb, driven cattle" to be further taxed for the benefit of one or two persons when at a time like the present the all-absorbing study M, how to live, or linger on, in hope of better times which do not appear likely to come Diffictilt as it may seem to realise the fact, yet fact it is, and I rely upon your kindness, Mr Editor, to ask my fellow-ratepayers to unite as one man against this outrage upon their common interests. My advice is, Unite, and the defeat of the scheme is certain; unite, and the work is done. Yours truly, THOS. WILLIAMS, Boot and Shoe Maker. Abersychan, Aug. 14,1877.
IRON AND COAL TRADES. IN THE MIDLAND AND NORTHERN DISTRICTS trade continues to be very dull, it being uliuost impossible to find buyers even at the very low prices asked. In a few places, however, prices remain fairly as they wero- partly consequent on the reduced makes. In several towus both iron and coal works are being stopped or rc- duced. In one district there are only 9 furnaces in blast out of 23. Jt is said steel rails, drilled, all complete, can be had for J66 10s per ton and under.
IN SCOTLAND prices are still very low, in spite of the number of blast furnaces damped out, and the make being so considerably reduced, although the immediate effect of this, of course, was a slight increase of price; but the business done has not perceptibly improved. There are large stocks of iron. One Glasgow firm is stated to have upwards of 150,000 tons of iron in stock, having increased its stock by 1,500 tons last week. Shipments are smaller than in the previous week, and prospeots are dull. Excellent coal in four seams has been found in Kilsyth, and the upper seam is so near the surface that it has been practicable to work it on the imine system.
SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE.—The iron trade is a trifle better than it has been. A good bar trade is being carried on at some works, and the tin- plate trade is also fairly good. Blaenavon is reported to have had a good order for rails. In this district generally the ironmasters have adopted the day-to-day system, under which they are enabled to discharge overplus men without notice. Swansea has imported 20 barrels of nails from Antwerp. The coal trade is quiet, and many collieries are on short time. Prices are unaltered. Patent fuel is brisk. On the whole, trade is in an unsatisfactory state, and, it is feared, is likely to continue so for some time. The colliers' have resolved to again establish the amalgamated association of miners, which has been languishing for a consider- able time, and to contribute 3d. each per week.
The Engineer contains the following: Tho iron trade of Wales is in a transitional state, and I have every reason to believe that, if a substantial business is to be carried on, it must be upon an entirely new footing. A gentleman intimately connected with the Welsh trade states that every time he visits London one of his ous- tomers repeats the query,' Where can I get some of the old P. I. Co.'s bars ?' This has reference to the bars formerly turned out at the Plymouth Ironworks when under the direction of the late Anthony Hill. From this he inferred that, if the Welsh ironmasters paid more attention to the make of merchant iron and less regard in getting large rail orders at rates which did not pay the working, there might still be a trade in Wales."
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LLANVRECHVA UPPER LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. "I"rv'v" The monthly, meeting was held on Monday. Present Messrs C. Conway (chairman), J. Jacob, E. Francis, and G. Williams. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Mr Francis signed the qualification bond. The surveyor reported that he had repaired the pathway near Cwmbran brook. The medical officer reported that he had ex- amined a house near the brickyard, and found it lit for habitation. Mr Jacob, speaking of the proposed new road to Llantarnam parish, asked what was the dif- ference in the estimates for the two routes. The chairman The route through Mr Robin- eon's land will cost £ 497, and that through Mr Graham's land £ 317. The chairman's attention was called to an ob- struction at Pontnewydd. The surveyor was instructed to see to the matter. A document, extracts from which are given below, was read by the chairriian:- Local Government Board, Whitehall, S.W., 6th August, 1877. Sir,-I am directed by the Local Government Board to bring under the notice of the Sanitary Authority the provisions of the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, 1876 (39 & 40 Vic., c. 75); and in so doing, to point out that after the 15th instant the proceedings authorised by the Act, in respect of offences arising from sewage, manufacturing, or mining pollutions, may be taken. The Sanitary Authority are doubtless aware that it has been competent for them to inforce the prohibition against putting solid matters into streams, from the date of the passing of the Act.
OFFENCES AGAINST THB ACT. Offences against the Act are divided into four classes, according as they consist of the pollution or obstruction of streams:— (1.) By the solid refuse of any manufactory, manu- facturing process, or quarry, or any rubbish or cinders, or any other waste, or any putrid solid matter; (2.) By solid or liquid sewage matter; (3.) By any poisonous, noxious, or polluting liquid from any factory or manufacturing process; or (4. By the solid mattor,from any mine, in such quanti- ties as to prejudicially interfere with the due flow of the stream, or by any poisonous, noxious, or polluting solid or liquid matter from any mine, other than water in the same condition as drained or raised from the mine. The Board are desirous of specially drawing the attention of the Sanitary Authority to the provisions in relation to sewage pollutions, inasmuch as any infringe- ment of them will render the Authority liable to hostile proceedings under the Act, on the part either of other Sanitary Authorities, or of any person or body of persons aggrieved by the commission of the offence. As regards pollutions from factories or manufacturing processes, a distinction is drawn similar to that already referred to with respect to sewage pollutions, between the cases where the liquid finds its way into the stream along a channel used, constructed, or in process of con- struction at the date of the passing of the Act, or any new channel constructed in substitution thereof, and having its outfall at the same spot, and those in which it is conveyed into the stream along a channel not falling under either of the above descriptions. In the former oases an offence against the Act will not be deemed to have been committed, if it can be shown to the satisfaction of the Court having cognizance of the case that the person complained of is using the best practicable and reasonably available means to render the liquid harmless. With respect to pollutions from mines, an offence will not be deemed to have been committed if it can be shown to the satisfaction :of the Court that the person.com- plained of is using the best practicable and reasonably available means to,render the polluting matter harm- less and it must be observed that it is immaterial in this case whether the channel by which the discharge is effected was or was not constructed or in process of construction before the passing of the Act.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW. Subject to certain restrictions contained in tho Act, every Sanitary Authority will have power to inforce its provisions in rolation to any stream which is within, or which pagses through or by any part of their district and for this purpose they may institute proceedings in respect of any offence against the Act which causes within their district the pollution of any stream, or an interferance with its due flow. These proceedings may be taken either against any other Sanitary Authority or against any person or body of persons, and whether or not the offence is committed within the district of the prosecuting Authority. No proceedings can be taken in respect of offences arising from the discharge into streams of the liquid refuse from manufactories, or the solid or liquid refuse from mines, without the consent of the Board. In giving or withholding their consent the Board are tollhave regard to tho industrial interests involved in the case, and to the circumstances and requirements of the locality; and they are prohibited from giving their consent to proceedings by the Sanitary Authority of any district which is the seat of any manufacturing industry, unless they are satisfied, after due inquiry, that means for rendering harmless the liquid refuse from thft processos of such manufactures are reasonably prttoCTCivbit) and available under all the cirouinstancos of totf %Jury will hoinflioted by suc'i proceedings on the mtei V'utu vf uuvli tud»U j Every Sanitary or other Local Authority having sewers under their control, are required by the Act to give any facalitica enabling manufacturers within their district to carry the liquids proceeding from their fac- tories or manufacturing processes into such sowers. It is, however, expressly provided that this enactment shall not compel the Authority to admit into their sewers any liquid which would prejudicially affect the sewers, or the- disposal by sale, application to land, or otherwise, of the sewage matter conveyed along them, or which would, from its temperature or otherwise, be injurious in a ranitary point of view. Nor are the Authority to be required to give BUhh facilities where their sewers are only sufficient for the requirements of their district, nor where such facilities would interfere with any orderof any courtof competent jurisdiction res- pecting the sewage of the Authority. I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, JOHN LAMBERT, Secretary. The expenditure for the month was as fol- lows :—. For the week ending July 21st: Manual-labour £ 12 0 For tho weal ending July 28th Manual labour 0 15 0 For the week ending August 4th: Manuallaboar .— 1 8 0 Team labour 2 3 0 Materials 10 3 6 For the week ending August 11th: Manual labour 0 12 0 Sotal £ 16 4 0
I' PANTEG LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. The monthly meeting of this board was held on Tuesday. "Present: A. A. Williams (chair- man), D. Jones, E. Holdaworth, W. H. O. Taylor, J. Parker, and H. J. Parkhurst. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. j The flurveyorcts report was read, as follows :— Gentlemen,—I beg to report that I have seen the in- spector of permanent wav, to the Great Western Railway Company, and he stated that he had ordered the corru- gated sheet iron for the pathway under the railway bridge at Pontymoil, and the work will be done as soon as the materials are ready for use. I beg also to report that I have collected t-80 of the new highway rate and £40 of the general district rate, making a totiqo,f and paid the same to the credit of the board as pic bank bdok. I beg to state fhat plans of a new cottage, to be built by Mr Jacob Nelmss a Penyrheol, will be submitted to the board for their approval and sanction this evening. J. GOOD ENOUGH, Surveyor. The bills amaouted to S13 18s. 2d., and wages to tl8 2s. A document from the Local Government Board at WhitfJ&tkH respecting the Rivers Pol- lution Pro vel-I t waarea4- (See above). Mr D. JonencalIn attention to the state of the roada leading* Peilirrhool. A short discassiju susued, Mr Taylor remark- ing that the roads ought to be put in such a state of repair that the Government surveyors may be able to distinguish between watercourse roads. A few mityor matters having been disposed of, the proceedings were brought to a closo.
SHOOTING;0F A JUDGE AND GAOLER. NEW YOHK., luesday,—The New York papers pub- lish news from fialveston, stating that Mexican ma- rauders had brn into the gaol at Rio Grande city, shot the judge afli gaoler, and released two prisoners. They afterwards re-crossed the Rio Grande, escaping the pursuit of tbt Federal troops.
MER1HYR COUNTY COURT. TUESDAY BEFORE JUDGE HERBERT. Goodwin v. teredit)i.-Ill this case Mr A. J. Good- win, an Oxforditudent, formerly schoolmaster at the National School, Merthyr, sued Mr William Meredith, a local tradesnwh, for £ 3, value af a silver cup, which had been entrusted to him to get repaired four years ago, but had ndi- it was alleged, been returned. The cup was a prizetlp won in some athletic contest, and it had, accordin to plaintiff, been passed to defendant by Mrs Goodwin He observed that he brought the action on principle, and not for the money, which be said he would gi-e to the Turks. Mrs Goodwin also gave evidence. Defendant, with his assistant, rebutted these statements He did not recollect receiving the cup, and if it h4 been entrusted to him it must have been returned. The judge non-suited the plaintiff. ————————,——————————————————————.
THROAT ArfccTidus AND HOARSENESS.—All iant-i fering from inatation of the throat and hoarseness will be agret-ftbiy surprised at the almost immediate relief affordedjy the use of II Brown's Bronchial Tree hen." Tlise famous lozenges are now sold by most ryayctable chemists in this country at Is lid per b People troubled with a hacking couKii," a slip,t cold," or bronchial affections, can- ¡ not try them t:J soon, as similar troubles, if allo wed to progress, reslil, in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatio affections. Se> that the "words Brown's Bronchial Troches" areou the Government Stamp around OAT.H box.—Miiufactuxed by JOHH I. BBOWN & SONS, Bu^ioxi, Uuit^ States. Depot, 493 Oxioxd-&tseet« LCiUdon. J I IA
LOCAL AND DISTinCT NEWS. AN EXCURSION of the members of the Philanthropic lodges of the district took place on Saturday last. About 500 persons proceeded to Bristol. THE CHARLES DICKENS" which sailed from Ham- burg on April 5th, and the "City of Agra" which sailed from Londoa on May 3rd, have arrived safely in Queens- land. MOUNT PLEASANT SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The annual treat to those attending this school was given on Thursday last. After tea, the teachers and scholars formed into procession, and paraded the principal streets of the town. On Monday a great demonstration of Good Tem- plars was held at Briton Ferry. A number of strangers arrived in the morning, and at ten o'clock a public meeting was held in Rehoboth chapel. The chair was taken by the Rev L. Llewelyn. AN INQUEST was held on Friday, at the Town Hall, by E. D. Batt, Esq., coroner, touching the death of Wm. Jenkins, who was found dead in bed on the morn- ing of Thursday, the 9th inst. A verdict of "Found dead" was returned the cause, heart disease. A POLICR INSPECTION was held at the Town Hall yesterday (Thursday), when the men, to the num- ber of 24—comprising 4 sergeants and 20 constables —were examined by tbe Government inspector. Everything, so far as we can learn, passed off satis- factorily. THE SOUTH WALES COLLIERS' STRIKB. The Nantyglo and Blaina colliers, who are on strike for an advance of 15 per cent., have been offered an ad- vance of 10 per cent. The majority of the men are in favour of accepting it, but no definite reply has yet been given. SECOND MONMOUTHSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS (No. 1 COMPANY.)—The fifth monthly competition for the prize given by J. C. Hanbury, Esq., took place at the Cwmlickey Range, on Friday last, with the following result:—Private Jas. Green, 31 points; Corporal A. Cook, 31 points; and Private Thomas Saunders, 36 points. The previous winners this year have been Corporal Cook, Corporal Fletcher, Lieut. Green, and Private J. Howells. GLOUCESTER ASSIZES (Aug. 9th.) — Griffiths and wife v. M. R & O. Co.—This was a claim for £1,000 as com- pensation for injuries sustained in the accident at Aber- sychan railway station on the 24th of August, 1874. Damages, £280 with costs. It will be remembered that a young sister to Griffiths (who is the constable at Aber- sychan Ironworks), recovered the sum of £400 compen- sation from this Company in 1875 for the loss of her arm through the same accident. AN AMUSING ADVENTURE.—One Sunday night, a newly-married couple were returning by train to Ponty- pool after enjoying an evening's pleasure af Cwmbran Gardens, when some parties in the train began to indulge in a familiar chat with the bride. The distracted hus- band chewed the cud of discontent during the short journey, but on alighting from the train he exclaimed to his young wife, Good bye!" and then walked away. The terrified bride followed him along the Albion-road to the Lower Race, where he jumped into a kind of marsh, and got up to his waist in mud and water, de- stroying a good suit of broadcloth. He was extricated from this curious predicament by some friends, who sent him home a sadder and a wiser man." Truly green-eyed Jealousy is a monster when it makes a man jump into mud CARDIFF FLOWER SHOW.—The 15th annnal Show was held on Wednesday, in a field near the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The Band of the Grenadier Guards, under Mr Dan Godfrey, and the Cyfartha Band, under Mr G. F. Livsey, were present, and delighted the throngs of bystanders. They played several pieces together in magnificent style. Among the prize- winners were Mrs Rous, of Courtyrala, who took 1st for Verbenas in Class 3 (amateurs), 12 bunches, dis- tinct sorts, 3 trusses of each; 1st for plums, Class 4 (open), dish of 12 and 2nd for Aprieots, Class 4, dish of 12. Our townsman, Mr E. Fowler, jun., took 2nd prize for Hardy Ferns, class 1 (open), 8 distinct sorts, 3rd for Roses, Class 3 (amateurs), tea-scented, 6 distinct varieties, and 1st for British Ferns, Class 3 (amateurs), 6 distinct sorts. ST. JAMES'S CHURCH PIC-NIC.—The second annual pic-nic of the choir took place on Thursday last, in the far-famed ruins of Raglan Castle, being selected as the most suitable spot for enjoying the day's outing. The weather seemed very unpropitious at the time of starting, but fortunately cleared up, and with the exception of a slight shower, the day proved much finer than could have been expected. In addi- tion to the choir and Mr W. H. Haskins (organist), several visitors had been invited, among whom may be mentioned Mr Roderick and Mr Bunning (church- wardens), Mrs Roderick, Mrs Bunning, Miss S. Wil- liams, Miss M. G. Hughes, Rev I. D. Lewis, Rev J. Jones, Capt. D. M. Llewellin, &c., &c., the paTty numbering in all about forty persons. After dinner, toasts were proposed by Mr W. H. Haskins and the Rev I. D. Lewis, which were duly responded to by IYICS513 ItuduU/tt) 1"1, aud LKttUIUI* Detweu dinner and tea the choir ascended the keep and sang a couple of glees, under the leadership of Mr W. H. Haskins, in very good style, the effect of which was exceedingly pleasing. Dancing, swinging, and various games were also heartily entered into and thoroughly enjoyed. The thanks of all, both choir and visitors, are due to Mrs Roderick, Mrs Bunning, and other kind friends, for their very excellent management of the cuisine, the viands provided being in great abun- dance and of the choicest quality. When we consider the untiring energy which has been shewn, and the great success which has attended the labors of or- ganist and choir, we see every reason why a similar acknowledgment of their efforts should be repeated annually. It need hardly be mentioned that all thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and will doubtless retain pleasant recollections for some time of the St. James's Choir Pic-nic of 1877.
BLAENAVON. 8CIENCB AND ART.—The following were succoasful students at the examinations, in May last, in connection with the Science & Art Department, South Kensington Joseph Gaut, a certificate of proficiency in Geometry Francia Bennett, second class in elementary stage Phy- sical Geography; Samuel Baker, first class in advanced stage Animal Physiology second class in advanced stage Magnetism and Eleotricity, he has also received a cer- tificate of competency to teach the second grade Draw- ing Exercises. The two last students were self-taught.
NEWPORT. A GUARD named George Perkins was killed on the Great Western Railway, near Newport, on Saturday. The deceased had got out of bis van, and was knocked down by a passing train, sustaining injuries which fe- sulted in death in less than an hour. The deceased had been in the service of the company for upwards of 20 years. SUDDEN DEATH.—John Jones, a very old workman at the Dos Works, and generally respected, died very suddenly on Monday night. He is supposed to have partaken freely of cold water whilst at his work, the ill effects of which are believed to have produced fatal re- sults. He leaves a widow and large family. WOMAN STADBED.—A sailor named Hellier has been apprehended at Cardiff for causing the death of a woman named Haley, at Newport, on Saturday night. It is stated that the accused and the woman were in a butcher's shop, and that he stabbed her with a knife twice in the abdomen and absconded. She died on Mon- day from the injuries inflicted. When taken into cus. tody the prisoner said the wound was accidentally caused while they were larking. On Wednesday, Mr W. H. Brewer, coroner, opened an inquest at the Tre- degar Arms Inn, Pilgwenlly, on the body of the de- ceased, a young woman, about 25 years of age. A post-mortem examination revealed the fact that a wound, five inches in depth, had been inflicted with a knife. Hellier is a native of Ramsgate.
43tttf)s, i^larrtages, anb iBeatbs. DEATHS. Aug. 7, at Garndiffaith, aged 64 years, Mary, widow of Mr William Williams, coal miner. Aug. 8, at Talywain, aged 17 years, Jane, widow of Mr Jacob Blackman, railway labourer. Aug. 9, at Crumlin-street, Pontypool, aged 28 years, Mr William Jenkins. Aug. 11, at Abersychan, aged 66 years, Martha, widow of Mr Alexander Langley, iron miner. Aug. 11, behind Club-row, Abersychan, aged 18 years, Matilda, daughter of Mr George Price, filer at works. Aug. 15, at Garndiffaith, aged 16 years, Tom, son of Mr Joseph Mitchell, platelayer. 7
PONTYPOOL FLOWER SHOW. THURSDAY, AUGUST 16TH. Our fifth annual Flower Show started upon its existence under very much more favourable auspices than its two immediate predecessors. They, poor things, were compelled to put up with the scanty and uncongenial accommoda- tion of a small field in one case, and of a market-place in the other and that they did not thrive under such conditions is not to be- wondered at. In fact, in the race against ex- penses, as our horse-racing friends would say, although undoubtedly they ran their level best, and their clever jockeys did all they knew, they could not help landing their backers with a hat- full to pay, heavily handicapped as they were. However, this year's Show promises to make amends for all shortcomings of its elder brothers. It is held in the Park, sufficiently enticing in itself, with its grand old trees, spreading their protecting branches far and wide, and seeming, in almost a benevolent manner, to invite the wearied and sun-scorched visitor beneath their cool and grateful shade. Thou forest, bread and sweeping, My own, my sheltering home." Then again, the sweetly-undulating contour of the ground--the grassy slopes and valleys clothed with their mantle of nature's loveliest green—the cool refreshing lakes, with the sur- rounding foliage mirrored in their calm and silent depths, unruffled save by the darting fish or the soft summer breeze sighing its gentle way, unwilling to leave a spot so charming, and in which its stay has been so transient--the timid, startled deer, trooping with light and graceful bound away from the busy scene of gaiety and pleasure to more retired haunts, whence they cautiously takejshy peeps at the un accustomed throng, wondering to see their quiet and peaceful domain invaded by such un- wonted numbers, and ready, almost if looked at, to speed swiftly over the springy turf onee more to distant safety--while for those adventurous spirits who have wandered up the hill far from the crowd below, the moss-lined grotto well repays for what is but a pleasant stroll—the noble mansion by which we take our way from the town and the splendid iron gates through which pass visitors from the country- all combine to render the scene especially ap- propriate for such an occasion. And that no- thing shall be left for the most fastidious to desire, there is the magnificent Band of the Grenadier Guards, led by their celebrated con- ductor, Mr Dan Godfrey, entrancing us with sweetest music, played as only they can play it, and by charming our ears, completing the en- thralment of our senses already captivated by the lovely flowers and splendid fruits spread out for our inspection in such lavish profusion. Nor have our more material creature comforts been forgotten, for the refreshment tents, pre- sided over by Mr Walters, Crown Hotel; Mrs Everson (tea), and Mr Stephens (cigars), enable us to recruit exhausted nature in any way we may desire without leaving a spot which is rendered so attractive by the beauty of face and form, and the brilliant costumes which meet our gaze on every side, and making our Flower I Show a very Picture Gallery of loveliness and fashion. I LIST OF THE COMMITTEE. Bevan, A., Esq., Pontypool Bunning, Mr. W., Pontypool Butler, Isaao, Esq.. Pontypool Bytheway, II., Esq., Pontypoo) Copley, C. H., Esq., Pontypool Collins, W., Esq.,fl'ontypool Deacon, Mr. E., Pontypool Edwards, Mr. M., Pontypool Edmonds, J, T., Esq., Garn- diffaith Essex, R., Esq., Pontypool Ford, Mr. E. B., Pontypool Fowler, Mr. E., Senr., Ponty- pool Fowler, Mr. E., Junr., Ponty- pool Fox, Mr. H., Pontypool Greenway, R., Esq., Pontypool Griffiths, J., Esq., Pontypool Haskins, Mr. W. H., Pontypool Jee, G. J,, Esq., Pontypool Jones, Edward, Esq., Varteg Joshua, Mr. John. Pontypool Llewellin, Rev. J. C., Ponty- pool Llewellin, Mr. D., Ponthry- dyrun Lewis, Rev. I. D., Pontypool M'Intosh, Mr. Wm., Pontypool Parkes, C. J., Esq.. Pontypool Patterson, Mr, Pontypool Parkhurst, Mr, Pontypool Richards, J., Esq., Pontypool Roderick, Mr. T., Pontypool Smith, W., Esq., Panteg Taylor, N. II. Oc, Esq., Panteg Thomas, O.D., Esq., Pontypool Williams, D., Esq., Hill Grove Williams, A. A., Esq Maes- derwen Williams, Dr, Pontypool Wright, J. R., Esq., Panteg MARTIN EDWAKDS, 1 H G ERNEST DEACON, J The following is the SCHEDULE OF PRIZES. CLASS NO. 1 (OPEN).— PLANTS. 1st 2nd 3rd I.-Eight Stove and Greenhouse Plants, £ £ £ named, in flower preferred (first prize col- lected by a lady in Pontypool) 12 8 4 2.—Six Fine Foliaged and Variegated Plants, distinct sorts, named 3 2 0 3.-Exotic Ferns, six distinct sorts, named 2 l 0 4.-British Ferns, six distinct sorts, named 1 10s. 0 5—Enr tho beat sin»1a srweimen, Stove or Greenhouse Plant i <> o 6.—Liliums, 2 sorts I 10s. 6A.-Geraniums (Zonale), 4 pots, distinct sorts, named 1 10s. CLASS 2 (OPEN).—CUT FLOWERS. 7.—Roses, 18 named varieties £2 £1 0 8.-Dahlias, 12 blooms 15s. 5s. 9.—Cut Flowers, arranged in vase, for draw- ing-room £ 1 10s. CLASS 3 (AMATEURS).—SECTION L PLANTS & FLOWERS. 10.—Stove or Greenhouse } "f >3 Plants, in bloom, A dis- I J? j? a tinct sorts, named £ 2 10s a £ 110s 0 11.—Fine .foliaged and varie- > » £ W gated Plants, four distinct 3 ™ 2 tinct sorts, named £ 2 10s a £ 110s s:I It 11.—Fine .foliaged and varie- > » £ W gated Plants, four distinct 3 ™ 2 kinds, named 921(is :iI £1 IOsJ S 1st 2nd 3rd 12.-Exotte Ferns, six distinct sorts, named £2 £1 o 13.-Fuohsias, 3 distinct kinds named £ 1 10s. 14.-Geraniums (Zonale), 4 pots, distinct kinds named £1 lOs. 15.-Geraniums (Variegated), 3 pots, dis- tinct kinds named 103,5s. 16.—Roses, 12 blooms, distinct named va- rieties. 15s. 10a. 5B. 17-Balsams, 4 distinct sorts 10s. 5s. 18 Dahlias, 12 blooms, distinct kinds 10s. 5s. 19^ Asters (French or German), 12 blooms, not less than 6 sorts 10s. 5s. 2s6d 20 Hollyhocks, 6 blooms, named varieties 5s. 2s6d 21 Verbenas, 6 sorts, 3 trusses of each .5s. 2s6d 22.-Best single specimen of Stove or Green- house Plant in bloom 20a. 10s. 23 Best single specimen Foliage Plant 15a. 5s. SECTION 2. For Gentlemen not having regular Gardeners. 1st 2nd 24.-Puchsias, 3 distinct kinds, named .10s. 5s. 25.-Any Fern, single specimens. 5s. 2s. 6d. 26.—Geraniums, Zonale, 3 pots, distinct sorts, named 5s. 2s. 6d. 27.—Geraniums, tricolour, 3 pots, named .5s. 2s. 6d. 27A.-Lilium, one pot, any sort 5s. 2a. 6d. CLASS 4 (OPEN).—FRUIT. 28.-Three Bunches of Grapes, any variety20s. 10s. 29.—Pine, any variety .103. 6s. 30.—Melon, any variety 10s. 5s. 31.-Peaches, one dish los. 5s. 32.-Plums, any sort, one dish 5s. 2s. od. 33.—Apricots, one dish °s. ^s. oq. 34.—Gooseberries, one dish ^8* ™ 35.—Apples, 12 dessert 2s. bd. 36.—Apples, 12 culinary ^8* 2s. 6d. 37.—Pears, 12 any sort 03. 2s. bd. CLASS 5 (OPEN).—VEGETABLES. 38.—Cucumber, brace 5s. 2s. 6d. 39.—Vegetable Marrow 5s. 2s. 6d. 40.-Carrot- six 5s. 2a. 6d. •41.—Caulilfower, six 5s. 2s. 6d. 42.,Celery, six 5s. 2s. 6d. 43.—Scarlet Runners, 50 pods 5s. 2s. 6d. 44.—Lettuce, six heads 5a. 2s. 6d. 45.—Potatoes, Kidney, one dish 5s. 2s. 6d. 46.—Potatoes, Round, one dish 5s. 2s. 6d. 47.-0nions. Spring sown, 12 bulbs 5s. 2s. 6d. 48.—Onions, Autumn sown, 12 bulbs 6s. 2a.6d. 49-Peas, 50 pods 59. 2s. 6d. CLASS 6. Prizlafor Cottagers (Working Gardeners excluded j. 1st 2nd 3rd 50.-One collection 'of six sorts of Vegetables 10s. 5s. 2s. 6d. 51.-Potatoes, Round 5s. 2s. 6d. 52.-Potatoes, Kidney. 59. 2s. 6d. 53.-Wild Flowers 5s. 2s. 6d. SPECIAL PRIZES. Messrs Fowler's Prize (see Nos. 10 & 11) X5 0 0 Mr Martin Edwards's Prize (see Nos. 10 & 11) 3 0 0 Mr Henry Griffiths' Prize (open)—For the best arranged Basket of Flowers 110 Mr W. F, Davies' Prize fopon)—For the best collection of Vegetables, six distinct sorts 110 a 1st 2nd. Mr John Knipe's Prize (open)—For the best Bouquet. 158. 5s. Mr W. H. Lloyd's Prizes (No. 6a.). •• • £1 10s. Mr Ernest Deacon's Prizes (amateurs)—For the best Bouquet 53• SPECIAL PRIZES FOR COTTAGERS. 1st 2nd. Mr Ford's Prize-Best Basket of Vegetables grown from Seed purchased of Mr E, B. Ford 15s. 5s. Mr Roderick's Prizes: Best early & lateCarrot 5s. 2s6d. Best Dish of Spring-sown Onions 5s. 2s6d. Best Dish of Early Kidney Potatoes 5s. 2s6d. Best Dish of Peas 5s. 2s6d. The judges were-Mr Cousens, of Gloucester Mr Brown, gardener to A. Darby, Esq., of Llan- gorse; and Mr Watty, gardener to Thomas Cordes, Esq., Newport. The judges went round at 12.30 p.m., and the following is the list of the prises awarded CLASS I.-PLANTS. I.-1st, Mr Pilgrim, Cheltenham 2nd, Heath and Son, Cheltenham Mr J. Barnes, Gloucester. 2.—1st, Mr Pilgrim; 2nd, Heath & Son. 3. -1st, Mr Pilgrim; 2nd, Mr Fowler, senior, Pon- typool. 4.—1st, Mr Fowler, junior, Pontypool; 2nd, Mr Pilgrim. Mr E. Maurice (Risca) and Mr Fowler highly commended. 6.—1st, Mr Pilgrim. 6.—1st, Mr E. Fowler, senior. 6A. & 14.—Equally divided between Mr E. Fowler and Mr W. S. Bennett, Barton Terrace, Gloucester. CLASS II. 7.—1st, Mr Wm. Earle, Newport; 2nd, Davison and Co, Hereford. g.-lst, Mr Wm. Shaw, Kidderminster; 2nd, J. T Francis, Cardiff. 9.—1st, Heath & Son; 2nd, Mr George Heard, Cardiff. CLASS III. 10.—1st, Mr Pilgrim. 11.—1st. Mr Pilgrim; 2nd, J. C. Hanbury, Esq., Pontypool Park. 12.—1st, J. C. Hanbury, Esq. 13 —1st, Mr D. Maurice, Risca; 2nd, Mr E. Fowler, senior. 16.-< 1st, Mr Crossling, St. Fagan's, Cardiff; 2nd, Mr E. Fowler, junior extra prize, Mr J. T. Francis. 17,-lst, no prize given; 2nd, Dr Williams, Ponty- pool; 3rd, Mr E. Fowler, junior. 18.—1st, Mr W. Shaw, Kidderminster; 2nd, Mr W. S. Bennett. 19.-1st, Mr J. T. Francis; 2nd, Mr W. Shaw. 20.—1st, Mr J. T. Francis; 2nd, Mr W. Shaw. Mr W. S. Bennett highly commended. 22.-lst, Mr Pilgrim; 2nd, Mr W. S. Bennett. 23.—1st, Mr E. Pilgrim 2nd, J. C. Hanbury, Esq. CLASS III. 24.—1st, Mr Fowler, junior. 25.-Ist, Mr W. S. Bennett; 2nd, Mr Deacon, Pontypool. 27.-Ist, no prize given 2nd, Dr Williams. 27 A.-1st, Mr Fowler, junior. IV. 28.—1st, Mr E. Phillips, Bassallcg 2nd, Mr Cross- ling, 29.— 1st, J. C. Hanbury, Esq. 30.-lst, Colonel Page, Cardiff; 2nd, Mr John Comley, Aberdare. 31.—1st, Major Phillips, Crumlin Hall; 2nd, J. C. Hanbury, Esq., Kentchurch. 32.—1st, Mr W. Shaw; 2nd, Colonel Page. 33.—1st, Mr J. Barnes, Gloucester; 2nd, J. C. Hanbury, Esq., Kentchurch. 34.—1st, Mr D. Maurice 2nd, Mr Parkhurst, Pontymoil. 35.—1st, Col. Page. 36.—1st, Mr J. Barnes; 2nd, Col. Page. 37.—1st, Mr Barnes; 2nd, Col. Page. CLASS V. 38.-2nd, D. Maurice. No first prize given. 39.—1st, Dr. Williams; 2nd, Mr Phillips, Bassaleg. 40.—1st, J. C. Hanbury, Kentchurch; 2nd, Col. Page. 41.—1st, Mr Treseder, Cardiff; 2nd, Mr D. Maurice. 42.—1st, Col. Page; 2nd, Mr Treeeder. 43.— 1st, Mr Treseder; 2nd, Mr Bennett. 44.—1st, Mr Wright, Panteg; 2nd, J. C. Hanbury, Esq., Pontypool. 45.—1st,. Mr J. Walters, Abergavenny; 2nd, Mr Phil- lips. 46.—1st, Mr Treseder; 2nd, J. C. Hanbury, Esq. 47.-lat, Mr E. Phillips; 2nd, Mr J. T. Francis. 48.-lst, Mr Treseder; 2nd, Col. Page. 49.—1st, No prize given; 2nd, J. C. Hanbury, Esq., Kentchurch. CLASS VI. 50.—1st, Mr T. Branch, Abersychan; 2nd, Mr Phil- lip, Mamhilad 3rd, Mr A Payne, Goytre. 51.-Ist, Mr Phillip; 2nd, Mr Rogers, Pontypool. 52.-Ist, Mrs Crumb, Raglan; 2nd, Mrs Davies, Bedwas. 53.—Mr Phillips, Mamhilad; 2nd, Mrs Crumb. SPECIAL PRIZES. Mr H. Griffiths's Prize.—Major Phillips, Crumlin Hall. Mr W. F. Davies's Prize.—1st, Col. Page; 2nd, Mr 8. Kedley, Newport. Mr Knipe's Prize.—Major Phillips. Mr Deacon's Prize.-Ist, Major Phillips; 2nd, Mr Heard. Mr Ford's Prize.—Mr Wright, Panteg. Mr Roderick's Prizes,-Ist, Mr J. Phillips; 2nd, Mr T. Branch. 1st, Mr Payne, Goytre 2nd, Mr Phillips. 1st, Mr Payne 2ud, Mr Phillips. Best Dish of Peas.—1st, Mr Branch 2nd, Mr Phil- lips. The arrangements for the Exhibition of Flowers, Plauts, Fruit, &c., were exceedingly good, and have been well carried out by the committee and the indefatigable secretary, Mr E. Deacon, the co-socretary, Mr Martin Edwards, being from home. The three tents in which the Exhibition takes place were erected by Mr John Smart, Adam-street, Cardiff, and are spa- cious and lofty, two of them being 109ft. by 30ft. each, and the third is 50ft. by 40ft. This last is. a particularly fine-looking and orna- mental one, the canvas being quite new, and stretched from a centre pole in fact, it is the largest marquee we have seen made in this way, and has a capital effect, situated, as it is, at the top of the piece of ground on which the Show takes place, and forming a picturesque back- ground to the aspect from the Entrance. The secretary's tent is .20ft. by 20ft. the tea tent, 30ft. by 20ft. the cigar tent, 22ft. by 22ft.; and last, but certainly not least, the refresh- ment tent (60ft. by 22ft.) of Mr Walters, were also all erected by Mr Smart, and do him great credit. The band platform was erected by Mr Williams, of Newport, and presents a very gay appCOlBUW, LLv awning 4- #.IIA COOtrO Pam being stretched out to a circle of poles which surrounded the platform., and are covered with variegated patterns in different colours. All the tents, as well as the band platform, are or- namented with variously-coloured flags stream- ing from the tops of the poles, &c. The wood- work in all the tents, and the seats outside, were put np by Mr Stephen Harris, of Pontypool. The following programme was performed by the celebrated band of the Grenadier Guards (under tho leadership of Mr Dan Godfrey), and proved one or the chief attractions of the Show: PART I. Quick March Gerold Overture Tancredi." Rossitii Selection (3rd Act) Lohengrin." Wagner Valse "Novellen." Gung'l Marche Romaine & Marche Militaire Gounod fantasia "La Petite Marie." Lecoto Overture "Zampa." HeroM Valse Sweethearts." If Albert F part II. Fantasia On English National Melodies." Solos for Cornet, Clarinet, Petite Clarinette, Horn, Piccolo, Trombone, and Euphonium. Messrs Knight, Spencer, Mann, Manners, Wilcooke, Edwards, and Siddons. T f The Royal Welsh," on 1 >3 Lanoers | «Woi/h Melodies." 1 GodSre* Piccolo Solo Pas de Marins," Jullien Mr Wilcocke. Fantasia On Irish National Melodies." Polka. The Two Postillions." Wieland Cornets, Messrs Knight and Pickup. Fantasia On Scottish Melodies." The Sleigh Polka (by desire) Jullien No. 1.—The Rendezvous. 2.—The Ride. 3.—The Race. "God Save the Queen." The entries this year are very encouraging, and include every number iu the schedule in many of these there are several entries. The weather, an all-important element in Flower Shows, was not very favorable--tike morning set in gloomily—frequent slight showers damped the ground, and had a very similar effect on the minds of the committee and others whe hoped for better fortune but after two very heavy storms, which fell about 2 o'clock, the sky gradually cleared, and a par- ticularly fine and bright afternoon followed, during which the number of visitors was con- siderably augmented. Amongst the visitors to the Show wore Lord and Lady Raglan, Mrs Hanbury Leigh, and Miss Hanbury.
PONTYPOOL UNION. At a meeting of the Guardians of this town, held yesterday (Thursday), at the Union Board-room, Coedygric, Dr Verity was elected medical officer for the district of Abersychan. Mr J. H. Wainwright ",as also elected to fill the post of collector of taxes in the room of Mr T. Waite, who has resigned aftjjjf, many years' service.
THE COST OF ARMY CLOTHING. The English Army has long enjoyed the re- putation of being the most expensively-dressed army in Europe aud an examination of the amount paid annually for the clothing of each man in the servic tends to confirm this notion. The imost qostly uniform is that of a Staff Ser- geant in the Foot Guards, to clothe whom en- tails upon the country a sum of E13 4s. 2d. per man per annum. Clothing for the Sergeants of this branch of the service amounts to £ 7 8s. 9d. each, and for the privates to 44 8s. 2d. The Life Guards cost £8 15s. a year for each non- commissioned officer and trooper the Royal Artillery vary from £8 4s. Id. for a Staff Ser- geant to £3 168. lid. for a gunner. Each Dra- goon, Lancer, or Hussar costs £ 4 6s. Id., and the staff sergeants of the Cavalry are set down at Y,9 14s. Id. each. A private soldier of the infantry of the Line figures for the moderate sum of E3 Os. 5d.; but the cheapest man to equip is the negro private of the West India Regiments; whose picturesque Zouave uniform is provided for Y,2 8s. per annum. The total amount voted for clothing for the Army is £ 1,150,587 for the current year. This includes all expenses of the Army Clothing Factory, and is liable to a deduction of £ 345,000 for clothing and necessaries supplied to the Indian Govern- ment, the Volunteers, the Custom House, the Foreign Office, and the Admiralty, which are paid for by those Departments but, even with these deductions, the bill amounts to £ 805,587 —not a small sum tto pay for the pomp and circumstance of glorious war." Printed and Published by HENRY HUGHES, Junr., at his GENERAL PRINTING OFIICES, Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth.—Saturday, Aug. 18, 1877.
TRADE OF THE SOUTH WALES PORTS.—During last month the shipments of coal and iron have been well kept up, and generally compare well with those of the corresponding period of last year. Last month Car- diff cleared: Foreign, 338,095 tons of coal, against 334,666 in the same month of last year; Newport, 57,244, against 50,107 tons; Swansea, 63,289, against 55.127 tons; and Llanelly, 5,094, against 7,317 tons. Coastwise shipments were: Cardiff, 90,484. against 71,797 tons; Newport, 80,284, against 71,004 tons; Swansea, 20,634, against 21,998 tons; and Llanelly 14,635, against 12,632 tons. With regard to patent fuel shipments, it has been very noticeable of late that, while Cardiff increases its clearances month by month, Swansea shows a falling-off. The figures are Cardiff 12,064, compared with 3,142 tons; and Swansea 14,916, compared with 19,628 tons. Iron shipments were: Cardiff 4,702, against 6,032 tons; Newport 13,215, compared with 11,942 tons and Swansea 98, compared with 404 tons. The following principal clearances, made last month, will show the direction of the trade :—Callao, 540 Christiana, 1,380 Go- thenburg, 2,776; Seville, 1,062; Cadiz, 871; Genoa, 2,000; Libau, 1,000; Piraeus, 700; Warberg, 1,558 and Wallaro, 1,000 tons rail.
EBBW VALE. For some weeks, things at the works have presented a gloomy aspect, the men in the puddling department having worked only seven days in seven weeks. But Monday morning opened with more hopeful prospects. A deputation of old puddlers and bailers waited on Mr Rowbotham, manager of the works, when the true con- dition of things, as at present existing, was discussed. It was eventually suggested by Mr Rowbotham that if the workmen chose to submit to a reduction ranging from 15 to 5 per cent, according to the gettings of the men, there would be some hopes of re-starting the works. He did not appear to press the suggestion, but left it to the option of the men to do as they thought best. He as. sured them that the works must remain idle if they de- cided not to act upon his suggestion. The deputation thanked Mr Rowbotham for his candour and courtesy, and withdrew and convened a publio meeting on the parade ground," when all agreed to accept the terms offered rather than remain idle and in a half-starved condition, as at present. It is reported that a very con- siderable part of the puddlers started, and it is fully anticipated that in due course things will again be in full activity" all along the lino."
GREAT FIRE NEAR GLASGOW—Early en Wednes- day morning a messenger on horseback arrived in Glas- gow, reporting that the large calico print works of Messrs Crum and Co., Thornliebank, were on fir. The works cover several acres. When the firemen arrived the flames were in possession of the steaming room, the warehouse, and the canroom. The fire was confined to theae rooms. The damagei a estimated at £30,000.