CRICKET. "TSacretaries of Cricket Clubs are requested to send reports of matches, Ac., to Kiitlm-sinst,' not lutcr than Monday's post in each week.]
ABERCARN v. CALDICOT. At Abercarn on Saturday. Games, Beacham, and Edmunds batted well for the homesters. Conway and Jarrett bowled remarkably well, the former being very destructive towards the close of the innings. The visitors, with the ex- ception of Mark Salvage, could do little with the grand bowling of Jones and Rosser, and men dismissed for 38, the last wicket putting on 1ft F)core t ABERCARN. T. Games, t F. Xeale, b Conway 16 J. N. Elias, b Conwuy 0 E. Beacham, c Robbins, b Conway 22 G. Rosser, b Jarrett 0 J. Jones, b Con wav 4 W. Edmunds, e Saunders, b Jarrett 25 T..iJ. Croas, b COIIwa; J. Games, b Conwi y 4 D. Bowen, b Conway 4 J. Treble, b Conway 1 J. Thomas, not out 4 Extras 14 Total 94 CALDICOT. Mark Salvage, hw, b Jones 12 T. Bobbins, thrown out 1 W. Nftle, b Jones 1 v H, Conway, b Rosser 0 B. Jarrett, not out 12 G. Bobbins, b Jones 0 RShute, b Jones.. 0 J. Nicholas, b Jones 0 W. Bartle, e Elias, b Rosser 0 W. H. Saunders, b Jones 0 Eo Jones, c James, b Rosser 3 Extras 9 Total 38
MAMHILAD v. ABERGAVENNY L.&N.W. On Saturday last these two teams met on the ground of the former. Thorne won the togs and elected to bat, Hill and Beckwith opposing the bowling of Williams and A. Howells. Runs at first came slowly, and six wickets were down for 26, but when Sykes joined Sadler a long. stand was made and it was not until the score had beeil carried to 75 that a separation was effected. Sykes gave one or two chances, but his 39 was thft result of good cricket, and included one six and two fours. The remaining wickets did not I give much trouble, and the innings closed for 85. Tha afternoon was very hot, and the home team were certainly under a disadvantage, going in against this total after a good bit of leather Tiunting. The only batsman who made any attempt at making a stand was Cook, but the others could do nothing against the bowling of Sykes (Llanfoist) and Hill (Town), and the innings very soon closed for 15. The second innings very soon closed for 15. The second attempt was very little better than the first, the last wicket falling just before the call of time. The match would have been more evenly con- tested if the visitors had played all L. & N.W. men. Appended is the full score ABERGAVENNY. HiH e S. Prosser b A. Howells 2 Beckwith c Bvrde b A. Howells 10 Thorne b A. Howells 3 Barrett b A. Howells. 3 Warner c and b A. Howells 5 t- Sadler b Williams. 11 Western st Davies b A. Howells 0 Sykes b Williams. 39 Cummi ngs b Williams 2 Jones b A. Howens. 8 Boseernotout 0 Extras. 2 4 Total 85 MAMHILAD. 1st Innings. G. Howells, e Thorne b Hill 0 J. Jenkins, lbw, b Sykes I C. T. Cook, c Warner, b Hill 7 W. Byrde, c Thorne, b Sy kes 1 19. Prosser, b Sykes 0 C. B. Rogers, b Hill 1 H. M. Williams, b Sykes. 2 A. Howells, b Hill 0 O. Howells, b Sykes 0 A. Davies, b Hill 0 C. Herbert, not out 2 .Extras. 1 Total 15 2nd Innings. b-Rin 5 c Saddler, b SykeB 2 b Hill 1 c Saddler, b Hill 0 b Hill 4 b Hill 0 b Sykes 2 b Sykes 0 not out I run out 2 b Hill 1 Extras 3 Total 21
NEWBRIDGE v. CWMBRAN COLLIERY- Jlewbridge men visited Cwmbran on Saturday, and succeeded in coming off victorious by a majority of 4. Woodward's bowling and batting W88 excellent, and for the home men Daniels scored 27. The score was as follows :— NEWBRIDGE. T.Morgan, c and b Wood 2 D. Roberta c Daniels, b Wood 0 B. Marsh, c Walker, b Wood 4 G. Woodward, c Wood, b Moms 13 E. Morgan, c Morris, b Wood 3 W. George, b Wood 5 W. Sheppard, b Morris 2 D. J. Parry, b Wood 7 J. Bees,run out.. •• •• •• 6 G. Mann, c Walker, b Wood 4 B. Taylor, net out 0 Extras 7 Total 53 CWMBRAN. G. Walker, b Woodward 0 E. Hutchins, lbw, b Woodward 10 J. Daniels, b Woodward 27 J. Morris, b Woodward 0 G. Berry, b Morgan I O. Thomas, b Woodward 4 G. Harris, b Woodward I C. Wood, b Woodward 2 J. Berry, run out 0 L. Williams, not out 0 H. Hyatt, c Sheppard, b Woodward 0 Extras 4 Total 49
PONTYPOOL v. USK. Played at Usk on Saturday, resulting in a win for the visitors by two runs. Rees (23), and Saxon (21), batted well for their respectivesides, and Saxon and F. Edmunds bowled finely. Scores:— PONTYPOOL. J Price hit wkt b C H Davies 0 Davies 0 JCronin b F Edmunds 4 4SAueklandb F Edmunds 0 A Moses b F Edmunds.. 1 P Clark b F Edmunds.. 0 X Hopkins b F Edmunds' 0 A Saxon b F Edmunds. 21 D Williams c R W Rick- ards b F Edmunds.. 0 X Bees c and b F Ed- munds 1 T Hopkins c T Rees b F Edmunds 12 13 Evans b W Horsfield.. 2 ,CPowellaotout 0 Extras 3 Totri 44 USK. R Richards b A Saxon.. 1 C H Davies b A Saxon.. 1 T Rees not out 23 G Edmunds b Saxon 0 H Powell b Saxon 0 W Bryan c M Hopkins b J Price 5 W Horsfield b A Saxon.. 5 F Edmunds b A Saxon.. 0 E Jones c C Powell b T Hopkins 4 S A Hiley st Cronin 2 H Humphreys lwb b Saxon 0 T Waters bowled Saxon 0 Extras l Total 42
PANTEG v. NEWPORT GLASS WORKS. Played at Panteg on Saturday. The home team secured an easy victory by 39 runs. Cock- ayne (23) and W heeler (14) were the top scorers, and Jarrett and Morgan secured six and four wickets, respectively, at a small cost. Scores :— NEWPORT GLASS WORKS. Wheater, b Jarrett I Needham, b Jarrett 0 Wiles, b Morgan 2 Taylor, b Morgan I Nicholls, b Jarrett 6 Hunten, t Jarrett 1 Field, b Morgan 5 Fox, not out 5 Bateson, c Perry, b Morgan 0 Snell, b Jarret 1 Steel, c Morgan, b Jarrett 0 Extras 2 Total 24 PANTEG. Niblett, b Field 2 Rrosser, b Field I Cockayne, c Wiles, b "Wheater — 23 Jarrett, 14Taylor -f 5 Perry, U- Fielif 3 Morgan, b Field 3 Edwards, c Wiles, b Field 0 Thomas, c Taylor, b Field. 7 Wheeler, lbw, b Wheater 14 Barrow, not out 1 Substitute, at Nichol: b Whenter 0 -totras 4 Total 63
MONMOUTHSHIRE CHALLENGE CUP. ABEBTILLERY v. ABERGAVENNY.—Played at Abertillery on Saturday last in beautiful weather and before a large crowd of spectators. The borne team went to the wickets first, but were able only to raise a total of 74. The visitors, by vigorous and determined hitting, very quickly passed this score, making 76 for the loss of only three wickets. Scores :-A be?-tillery D. Brown, b D. James, 8; P. C. Phillips, b D. James, 5; S. Winmill, c Jacob, b James, 12 M. Robins, at Powell, b James, 2 S. Robins, b Badham, 12; H. Morgan, b James. 0; T. B. Martindale, b James, 0: E. Leigh, b Badham, 0 E. Morgan, b Sadham, 3 D. N. Boswell, not out, 15 Withers, Jb Powell, 7; extras, 10 total, 74. Abergavenny; B. Carrie, run out, 18 J. Lleweliin, c P. C. Phillips, b F. Morgan, 1; J. Britton, b Withers, 6 R. W. Powell, not out, 31; R. Jacob, not out, 14; extras, 6 total for seven wickets, 76. FONTYMISTER V. CWMCARN.—Played at Cwm- earn on Saturday, and resulted in a win for the visitors by 44 runs. Scores :-Pontymistor- Charles Harris, b Probert, 17; T. M. Moses, b Jhroackes, 30 A. Hiley, b Probert, 0; J. Watkins, Probert, 0; S. Bristowe, b Probert, 1 G. vaThomas, c and b Probert, 5; D. Lewis, not out, 8 J. J. Broackes, run out, 5 A. Morris, b Broackes, 9; W J. Lewis, b Broackes, 5; G. Lewis, b Probert, 4 extras, 18; total, 93. Cmncarn— v Plant, b Hiley, 6; A. Moses, b Hiley, 4; D. Cráig, c and b Hiley, 2; W. James c Watkins, b Hiley, 20; Hammond, b Hiley, 2; W. HarruL Jbw, b Watkins, 0; E. Broackes, c Lewis, b Hilev, 1 D. Davies, b Harris, 16 C. Tovell, b 1 Watkins, 1; T. Probert, not out, 1; Lewis, b Watkins, 1; extra, 1 total, 55. YSTRAD MYNACH v. F. W. GRTFFITIIS'S TEAM (PONTLLANFRAITH).—Played at Ystrad on Saturday, and resulted in a win on the first innings for the visitors, the score reading:—P. W. Griffiths's xi, 53; Ystrad Mynach, 23. D. Williams, A. Evans, and F. W. Griffiths each contributed 13 runs for the winning side. B. M. Griffiths and A. Evans disposed of Ystrad Mynach in a very effective manner. The latter team went in a second time and made 47 runs. HOLY TRINITY v. CWMBRAN JUNIORS.— Played at Pontnewydd on Saturday, and ended in a win for the homesters by 13 runs. Scores Pontnewydd, 63 Cwmbran, 50.
QUOITS. TALYWAIN V. WAUNLLWYD.—Played on! Saturday last at Waunllwyd, the home team getting an easy victory. Scores TALYWAIN. A. Williams 4 W. Tuck well 10 W. Tuck well 10 T.Llewelyn 4 G. Cordy 4 T. Ashman 21 T. Simmonds (capt.) • -1 D. James • • -1 W. Lewis 14 Total •• 80 W. Lewis 14 Total. 80 WAUNLLWYD. D. Rogers (capt.) 21 A. Palmer.. 21 A. Warren ol W. Morgan 2l T. Strud 21 W. Cottle 5 C. Burrows 19 J. Llewelyn 21 Total 150 I After the match the visitors were entertained by the home team, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Several songs, recitations, &c., were capitally rendered, Simmonds, Cordy, and Doel taking part.
CRICKET CLUB FIXTURES. PONTYPOOL. DATE. PLAYED 1893. -IK AIL. AT. Thursday Matches. J Line 22-Tredegar Away July 6—Abergavenny Excelsior Home „ 13-Comic Match Home „ 20—Pillgwenlly Home 27—Abergavenny Home Aug. 3-Usk Home „ 10—Tredegar Home „ 17—Pillgwenlly Away „ 24—Cwmcarn Home Sept 7-Pillgwenlly Away „ 14-Comic Match o. Home Saturday 1st Team Mathes. June 17—Abercarn Away „ 24 -Abergavenny (L. & N. W.) Home July 1—Abtnillery (.Cup Tie) Home „ 8—Trevetnin Home „ 13-Beaufort (Cup Tie) —— „ 22—Caldicot Home „ g. 29-panteg Home Au 5-Blaenavon Home „ 12—Usk Home „ 19—Abergavenny (L. & N. W.). Away „ 26-Aber,arn Home Sept. 2-Beauforp —— „ 9—Trevethin Away „ 16—Newport 3rd Home Saturday 2nd Team Matches. June 17-Abertillery Home • „ 24—Mamhilad Away July 1—Scratch Match Home 15—Cwmbran Away „ 22—Blaenavon Home „ 29-Abersychan Away Aug. 12—Pillgwenlly Away „ 19—Scratch Match Home „ 26—Mamhilad Home PANTEG. June 17-Caldicot. Away 24-Cwmbran Home July 1—Trevethin Away „ 8—Blaenavon Away „ -15—Newport Glass Works Away „ 22—Abergavenny (L. & N. W.) Home „ 22—Abergavenny (L. & N. W.) Home |- -h 29—Fontypool.. Away Aug. 5—Abersychan Home „ 12-Matnhilad Away 19-Caldicot.. Home Blaenavon Heme ABERCARN 1st. June 17-Pontypool Away » 24—Blaina Away July I-St. Paul's, Cardiff Home » 8—Rev J. W. Plant's XI. Away » 13—PiilgwenVly Away „ 15—gfc Paul's, Cardiff Away „ 22—Beaufort (Cup Tie) Home „ 29—Cwmbran Home Aug. 5-Caldicot Away „ 12 Abergavenny (Cup Tie) Away „ 19—Abmiflery (Cup Tie) Home „ 26—Pontypool (Cup Tie) Home Sept. 2—Cwmbran Away „ 9-Beaufort.. Away j „ 16—Abertillery Away „ 23—Blaenavon Away f 4 KfWBBZDG^L^. June 17?— 7 >i „ 24— July 1—Nantyglo Away „ 8—Blaenavon Away „ 15-Mamhilad Away „ 22- „ 29—Blaina.»•/ Away Aug. 5—Mamhilad Home » 12- „ 19-Cwmearn Home 26-Blaenayon Home Sep. 2— Cwmcarq Away „ 9—Abercarn 2nd i. j. Away OWM BRAN. June 17—Cwmcarn; Home 24-Caldicot. Home July 1—Abergavenny Home „ 8-Castle Rome „ 15-Pontymister Away „ 22Chri.,tchurch y Home „ 29-Aberearn kay Aug. 5—Pillgwenlly Home 12—Newport 3rd Home „ 19—Abergavenny „ 26-Pontymister Home Sept. 2—Abercarn Home „ 9—Newport 3rd Away „ 16-chri bulch Away CWMBRAN COLXIEEf June 17-Newlkridge -r.-v. Away July 1—Pillgwenlly 2nd Away „ "lam Works Away „ 15-Dos Works Rome Aug. o—Pontypool 2nd Home „ 12—Dos Works Away „ 19—Glass Works Home „ 26—Pillgwenlly 2nd Home Sept. 2—Pontypool 2nd Away
Owing to the unsatisfactory co ndition of the de- nominational schools of Boston, it has been decided that a schools board is inevitable, the Education Department having pointed ou t the inadequacy of the present accommodation. Dr. Clinton Cavendish, an English physician, has just made an exhaustive tour of Mexico. He pene- trated into desolate regions but little kuown to civilisation, and to little villages of Indians among the mountains. He was unarmed, and was never molested. An interesting fact with regard to the popularity of football was mentioned incidently by the Arch- bishop of Canterbury in his plea for the Additional Curate's Fund. The annual expenditure upon the game amounted, his Grace said to 1,000,0001. The correspondent of the Berliner Tageblatt at Daimstadt, telegraphs that the probability of the forthcoming betrothal of the Czafewitch to Princess Alix, youngest sister of the reigning Grand Duke of Hesse, is much discussed in Court Circles in that capital. Though reports to the contrary are circulated, a Vienna correspondent most confidently asserts that the portrait painter Heinrich von Angeli has been in London nearly three weeks. He has now nearlv completed Princess May of Teck's full -length per. trait, and is expected back in Vienna shortly. At Clerkenwell Sessions, Sir Peter Edlin sen- tenced to three years' penal servitude each, Joseph Moon, a labourer, and Henry Stevens, described as a dealer, for having committed a brutal assault tn Police.constable Wills, while in the execution bf his duty. f Mr. Edward Bagnal Poulton, M.A., F.R.S., of Jesus College, Oxford, has been elected Professor of Zoology at the University, in succession to the late Professor Westwood. Mr. Poulton took a first class in Natural Science in 1876, and gained the Burdett-Coutts Scholarship ir 1878. A large number of villas and country seats have been taken at Ascot and Sunningdale for this year's meeting. It it understood that the Prince of Wales will travel to Windsor each day by rail and drive to the Heath. Prince and Princess Christian will entertain a large party at Cumberland Lodge, which is being prepared for the guests. The post of Lieutenant of the Toner of London becomes vacant on the 21st inst. by the retirement of General Sir G. Higginson, G.C.B. The appoint- ment is worth 20QL a year in addition to other pay, and can only be held by a general officer on the active list. A remarkabte discovery has been madeatCargog, near Laugollen. While a number of workmen were carting stones from the bed of the river Dee, they discovered the remains of an ancient church,twhich was washed down by a heavy flood 300 yeara ago. Large oak beams and interesting remains are now being uncovered, the river being very low. At the instance of the London County Council Messrs. Hall and Peto were summoned to the ouhwark Police Court, for usine defective irnn,-t. ™ instruction of ablock of tenements,they are bnildHig. Evidence having been given- by the I district surveyor,the defendants were ordered to pay a fine of five pounds, and three guineas costs. It has been reported that Mr. Barton M'Guekin has seceded from the Cnrl Rose Opera Company So far from this being the case it is definitely an- nonuced that Mr. M'Gucrin has just signed a con- tract with the Rosa Company for their ensuing season of 1893-4. During trie season he will "create" the tenor part in tbe first performance i* English of Leoncavelld's n ew opera Pairliaccl." FAiLltfq MtrecULAB POWER.—Quinine and Iron sustain* lncrepw*, devctapg strength. Pepvcr's Qniaio« aod Iron the bat' tz <
SOUTH WALES COAL TBADE. MR BRACE ON FAIR WAGES v. CHEAP COAL. Mr Brace, in his circular to the members of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Miners' Association for the month of June, writes thank- ing them for the very great honour they con- ferred upon him by electing him to represent them at the International Miners' Conference which was held at Brussels. On the wage ques- tion he writes :—" As you well know by ex- perience, for nearly two years we have been haTing continual reductions in wages, in fact, we have had so many reductions in our wages that the majority of miners in Wales and Monmouth- shire find it practically impossible te keep out of debt. This state of things ought not to be; there is no necessity for it. Here are the work- men getting no wages, and the employers prac- tically no dividends, and the only .people who are benefiting by our poverty are the parties who purchase the coal, gentlemen who never think whether the price they are forcing colliery owners to accept will allow them to pay the workmen fail wages or not. No all these people think about is cheap coal,' and all you as workmen should trouble about is fair wages.' And to give these people 'cheap coal' our employers have foolishly screwed 10s in the I out of our pockets, so that they may give it to others who could much better do with- out it than the w;- s and families of the work- men of Walp Monmouthshire therefore the time v for you to refuse any f arthp- 'our wages; and, I am cor- study of the position of .ie micfera of Wales and Mon- y form themselves into one Union lent any more reductions in their that before the year 1893 is out. I sure if the majority will join us we can .e an advance in wages but to do^this we .all have to do the same as has been done before, viz., break away from the Scale, and de- mand an advance outside the Scale entirely. And why should not this be done ? The Scale was signed last time without a private ballot of the men, the power was given the representa- tives of the Scale in a large number of cases by the votes of the works com- mittee, without, consulting the men at all that being so, I claim the men of Wales and Monmouthshire, would be within their right in repudiatiug-the agreement, and refusing to recog- nise it any longer. If this is done there is nothing to prevent them to not only refuse any more reductions, but will also be able to secure an advance. But to do this successfully the men must commence to organise at once. The facts that have led re to this conclusion are as fol- lowsFor some tiine past the coal m&rket has been hardening, and coin prices have had an upward tendency, so much so that this week cos^s are selling,^ Is pey ton higher, than they were two months ago? [AS most of you are aware, the chief contracts for coal in this coalfield are made either in September or October. That, being ao, if the miners' break aitejf from tb* Scale; and refuse any more reductions it will teach the employers one im- portant fact, and that is, that the miners of Wales and Monmouthshire do net intend to take their ^ed^ctiops^n future, by contract, and that when they are making their contracts this year they will understand that if they are foolish endagh to cut each other's throats by undersel- ling on purpose to steal each other's trade they do so upon their own responsibility; and we shall not Ifeparod t& fyke reductions ia odr wageB on purpose far them to recoup theihgelvfeg out of us for the silly and idiotic work they have -been-doiog--Wu. the Coal Exchange, that is, selling coals at. any m ortal price on purpose to g$| JBKSJTEAO^TIL^THEIEI^^YERSVI^ given to understand tlytLnse are going in for an advance in wages tfi^iwfll !fce able m September tb niake their contacts mffi^eatly high to allow them to. pay that advance; imd 4lso to allow themselves a fair margin of profit as well. I am quite pre p&redto t. t there is depressed trade in the Federation districts, but these districts are quite, as-much in three days as we do in five." L K) (J • yy?"\ 1,; ■ ;i
THE WILMSLOW TRAGEDY. Aa intautwaa held at WilmslQW, r. flw days since, on the body of the child found nhder a coal. heap at the house where Mrs. Worth committed suicide after having murdered her daughter. Inspector O'Kell gave evidence as to the finding of the body of the child by means of a bloodhound. The dog pawed at the otfaTs in the cellar, and the witness concluded the body must be there. It was, found buried about two feet deep beneath a flag- stone* The dog was of the same breed as that which assisted ii| the elucidation of the. Blackburn, murder 16 years ago. After Tearing the medical.1 evidence the jury returned a verdict to the effectf that Mrs. Worth wilfally murdered the child. 77==
DAMAGES AGAINST A RAILWAY COMPANY. Walter Hales, a gas-fitter, suld the Great West- ern Railway^Si 4he Queen's sBe&h for damage^ for; an injured finger, caused by a porter suddenly1 slamming a carriage door when he Will himself about to close it from the inside. It transpired that the plaintiff was travelling with a Great Eastern ticket in a Metropolitan train, and that the, povter waa-in. the- joint em ploy of the Great Western and the Metropolitan. His lordship held that there was no contract, and that there was no negligence on the part of any servant in the defendant's em- ploy. A verdict was entered for defendants, but it was agreed that if his lordship's ruling should be wrong on the point of law the damages should be assessed at 940.
SHOCKING DEATHS ON THE RAILWAY. A Briarley Hill man named Stout was engaged a morning or two since tarring a bridge on the rail- way, near Cradley Station, when he was knocked down and killed by a fast passenger train. Two trains pasged the spot where deceased was nearly simultaneously, and in stepping out of the way of the 9.2 a.m. train from Birmingham he got in front of the South Wales express on the other line. He was knocked down and killed instantaneously, the poor fellow's remains being shockingly mangled. The body was conveyed to the Railway Hotel, near the station, to await the inquest.—On Saturday night two øeil named Johnson and Kime, residing at Welton, near Alford, were killed on the East Coast line, xnidway between Alford and Willoughby. Johnson was decapitated, the head being found ninety-four yards from the body, and Kime was completely cut to pieces.
TIIFORD MURDER. The magisterial investigation of the mysterious crime at Rochford was concluded a few days since, Frederick Wakeljng produced railway time-books showing the exact time at which the deceased was seen crossing the fields by Romeone in a passing train. Mrs. Sophia Thoroughgood said she dsvv j.Hazell at 6. 16 on the evening of the murdei*. He had blood upon him, and she remarked, What a funny thing if they take you up on suspicion of committing murder." Hazell, turning very white, [reeled against the wall, and replied, Good God | alive, they won't do that Thomas Alainprize repeated a conversation which he said he had with Hazel.1 shortly after the murder, when Hazell said 47 that if murder bad been committed he must have Been it. The case for the prosecution having closed, Mr. Searle, who appeared for the accused, expressed aurprise^that,. all.,jj^e witnesses present at the inquest bad not been called. Mr. Lamb replied that he saw no advantage to be gained by prolonging the case for the prosecution. Eventually Hazell was committed for trial.
ESCAPE OF EGYPTIAN CONVICTS. A desperate affray took place near Cairo a few days ago between a body of convicts and their guards. From the convict prison at Tourah, ,el-ganised attempts on the part of prisoners to escape have been frequent. Matters culminated towards sunset on Saturday in a fresh revolt, which enabled 11 of th6 prisoners to escape, and involved the death of no fewer than 39 others. A band 600 strong was returning from the quarries where they had been working, escorted by 36 guards, they were in batches of 50, and at a preconcerted signal a rush was made at the two rearmost guards, who were overpowered. The 50 convicts then made for the open. Eleven of the 36 guards started in pur- suit, while the remaining 25 fired volleys over the heads of the main body to intimidate them. This ruse succeeded, the 550 convicts being completely overawed. The fugitives, finding that they were being rapidly overtaken by the 11 mounted warders who had started in pursuit, opened 6re upon them with the rifles of the two guards whdm they had f disarmed in the outset. Two horses fell dead. The guards also opened fire, and shot dead 39 of the flying ocnvictim the^ remaining 11 getting clear A BRACING TONIC.—Pepper's Quinine and Iron
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ODDS ANi) ENDS. Members of the Abersychan Fire Brigade are kicking up high jinks in London this week. London looked quite lively last week. There werefupwards of a score of Pontypoolians in town. "Would-.the' member of the Jokers' Club who used the term blind-bolted" explain if it has any relation to blind-folded ? Mr J. G. Hanbsry has kindly granted the loan of the Park for the 6th of July for the local celebration of the Royal Wedding. Many people like id quiet game of cards, but it is somewhat unusual to hear of a party playing by candle light in the Hilly Fields after dusk. t While passing through Abersyehan the other day, I was accosted by two gentlemen who asked me if I knew that Mr T. P. Price had resigned, and also that there were two good men in the i j'• and H- T. Bar canvassing, I was told it was two to one on the latter. (t Some Pontypoolians say they'll go to London never no more," for though they can stand the racket of the Town Forge and the screech of the Race hooter and any number of other noises thrown in (at home), traffic in town prevented them getting their usual dose of sleep. According to a Pontypool hairdresser's assis- tant, Cwmbran must be a rare good place to live in. After acting as relief for a fellow tradesman for a few days, he returned bursting with eloquence upon the subject of rations, and in- formed his friends repeatedly that he had three poaciied eggs and a rasher of bacon for break- last." There's a lad on the Osborne-road who makes night and sometimes day hideous through his painful and persistent eilorts to play the bugle. As far as we are concerned, that bugler and his instrument can be given away, sold cheap, or leased, or loaned, or let out on the easy hire system. No questions will be asked if somebody will only take him awav. A local verdant green," noted for his Baron Munchausen ability, must have felt completely sold when, afíer waiting some considerable time at the appointed rendezvous, he discovered that an invitation to a drive, purporting to come from his fair antorata, was but a hoax-in fact he found that he had been the football" with which the Jokers' Club had been disporting themselves. f o The Blackwood Police-court was remarkable for three things, In the first placo there were only live cases on the charge-sheet. In the second place, four out oftive defendants failed to appear and in the third place, a Pontypool tinker got ''dropped on" to the extent of 50s. (including costs) or one month, for "being: drunk and refusing to quit "-a rather warm penalty, in our opinion. The cycle depdt in Osborne-road is booming right merrily, and the local youths are taking advantage of the chance to hire a machine at so much per hour. Messrs Allmark and Co. have also disposed of several new machines since they opened. Their stock includes a collection of this season's mounts, and a lot of second-hand machines at very moderate prices which I can recommend to the notice of beginners. It is said-but it isn't true-that a man from the T ranch went up to a policeman in the Strand one day last week, and asked him if he didn't think the number of the London populace had been largely augmented lately. The "bobby" replied that he hadn't noticed any difference. TIlen the 'i'ranch man is said to have said:" Dear me I I m surprised at that!! Why, there's more than a dozen of us up from the Sowhill III" Notes of a conversation u How old are you now, Mrs Smith V" Well, I'll be 90 come next Tuesday, if I do live so long." How do you know that?" My mother told me." How long have you been a widow ?" Forty years." "How long were you a wife?" "Twenty-six years." And at what age did you marry ?" •• Well, I was 24." There is not much doubt about her age, and yet she ltUl takes, in tttlhifig. HI were a cyclist, I should avoid running into anyone if possible, and I should be particularly cautious not to run into^a policeman. Last Sun- day, two constables Were walking down Trosnant from the direction of Rock-hill, wherna lad on a bicycle eame down the hill behind them—»t a greater pace probably than he bargained for- and knocked one of the constables down. The poor lad was awfully frightened, especially when the constable got up and spoke some bad French. A correspondent says: Messrs Allmark and Co. have added a new terror tojpedestrianism on the Osborne-road. To be smothered in dust day by day is bad enough, (for that, of course, they are not responsible), but to see the number of callow youths floundering about helplessly and hopelessly on what look like. a.-pair of drunken wheels, while the unwary spectator runs the chance of being run over, is much too much of a joke." A Pontypoolian who visited the Empire at Newport last week got into trouble. The sun had been very warm that day, and it occurred to him that it would be very pleasant to sit on one of the lounge chairs in the stalls, and put his feet on another. This he accordingly did, but very soon an attendant got on his track, and ordered him to move his feet. He refused to do so, and persisting in refusing to obey the attendant, at length got "chucked out for his pains. Is there such a disease as tennis-mania ? There is tennis-elbow, andi tennis-knee. Why not tennis-mania? It is a frightful disease when fully developed. Horse-racing mania and bicycle-mania are feeble things to it. When tennis-mania comes to be written about, it will run something like this Chiefly confined to the male sex. It may be known by startling developments in dress, and the persistent neglect of business in order to pursue the game, which is carried on Iona after dark, the victims being attacked rarely before 2 p.m." Is there a new fashion started with respect to gentlemen's continuations ? Nine out of every ten men I meet with have their trousers turned up, and now and then one sports one leg turned up and the other down. Is it to denote that they belong to different tennis clubs ? To say the least, it is a slovenly habit, and, if persisted ili., pay lead to the coat sleeve being likewise turned back on either wrist, and the collar turned up. Lord Chesterfield, in his Advice to his Son," said, among other things, Men of sense care- fully avoid any particular character in their dress. They are accurately clean for their own sake, but all the rest is for the sake of other People." Pontypool gentlemen, verb. sap. A couple of Pontypool gentlemen had a Peculiar experience the other evening. Having a desire for a trip across the briny, they decided to drive to Newport, put the horse and trap up, and return late in the evening. On the way home the animal appeared to travel very slowly, and the owner couldn't understand why that was f°i because it moved well in the morning, and had had a day's rest. When they got to Ponty- POol, the owner discovered that it wasn't his horse at all, but someone else's. The best part of the joke, however, was to come. At about two o'clock in the morning, the owner was knocked up by someone from Newport complain ing that he had got his horse. All right, was the response, where's mine ? In Newport," was the reply. It seems it never occurred to the Newport gentleman to bring the other horse with him. Law is an expensive, luxury, and those-who propose to indulge in its joys (and sorrows) should make some effort beforehand to coun: the cost. The great Cardiff Will Case which was terminated on Saturday seems likely to result in benefit to none but the legal fraternity concerned, the parties to the suit being decidedly in the reverse, if rumour be correct. At the conclusion of its report, the South Wales Daily News says —" It is stated that the estate dealt with by the will under dispute is under £1,400 value and seeing that the judgment orders that costs of both sides are to come out of the estate, this will all be swallowed up, as the costs amount to close upon £ 2,000. In parbdy of a well-known song it might be said- And this is law, I will maintain ^ntil:my dying- day, sir. Whichever side the case shall gain, The lawyers get their pay, sir. 1 ——
It has been decided to entertain Mr. H. Camp- bell, ex-M.P., to a banquet in London befo,-e leaves to take up his duties as Town Clerk qf' Dublin. M. Rubinstein has now left Germany fdlkhis summer quarters ifi Russia. He, however^ finds Dresden so well agree with him that he wiU j^tuAi therefor the winter. <-frofco'VftA The Earl of Bradford has presented borough of Bolton two plots of 1 and in the HS#)g}h" section of the town, to be devotsd to reere&tivW pui-. poses. J Orders have been received at Chatha% for immediate commencement of m new «ruiserJ ;to be named the Minerva. Thk^SM^^Hll cosV'x)Mat. £ 400000. va^i>s.i el j •?!-st i;Uc •<} Hog j vr:z.i i I
PONTYPOOL COUNTY COURT. I WEDNESDAY. Before His Honour Judge W, S. OWEN. JUDGMENT SUMMONSES. Frank Blakemore v. Frederick Banks.—Judg- ment was obtained for S2 2s 4d at Abergavenny County Court, to be paid by 4s a month. Defend- ant had paid nothing. His wife said he bad lost a great deal of work.—The order was reduced to 2s a month. E. Hext v. Thomas Scammell.—Judgment was obtained for 19s 2d at Is a month. In a year- and-a-half defendant had only paid 7a 9d.—Com- mitted for 10 days suspended for 14. G. McKinlay v. Philip Davies.—Adjourned for proof, of defendant's means. W. F. Taylor v. James Price.—Defendant said he could pay nothing. He had been in gaol twice ,an fpr debt, and the last summons was issued when., he was in iprisoni Yesterday he walked 16 miles for 6d. He was a -Barber, chimney sweep, andi umbrella repairer, and sometimes earned 6s or 7a a week.—The Judge declined to make an order. Ditto v. James Scammell.—In this case there was an instalment of Is in arrear.—Defendant's wife He's pretty sharp in summoning me for Is.—His Honour I think so too.. I make a new order for payment of Is in 28 days/and I refuse to allow the costs of the summons. ¥. ,,1.. A COMPLICATED AFFAIR. Aaron Nathan Orman v. W. G. Redwood. Plaintiff claimed 12, and defendant counter- claimed for 14,3s 6d.-Defendant admitted owing the £ 2, but said plaintiff bad had a suit of clothes from him which witness had bought off his,-brother. Witness had paid L2 Is. 6d. in respect of the clothes.-Plain tiff denied having had the clothes, and rewis Orman denied having seld them.—His Honour gave judgment for t2, allowing the counter-claim to be withdrawn, with liberty to bring a fresh action-in respect to i,t.-Nathan Orman Will you allow me my day? —TheJudg^; I'm not going to allow you any costs. CURIOUS ACTION. Pattie Knowles v. William Williams.-Plaintile claimed JE30 for furniture, &c., under singular cir- eumstances.MrT. M.Phillips,barrister (instruc- ted by Mr H. Parry) was for the plaintiff, and Mr L. E. Webb for the defendant.-Plaintiff said- she was the wife of James Knowles, and had carried on a school at Blaenavon. She was the owner of the property in the house, and brought the action in her own name. Early in Jan., 1892, she and her husband left Blaenavon on account of his having met with an accident, and went down, to Tenby, so that he might recover from his illness. Before going away she arranged to sub-let the house to the defendant, that being done with the concurrence of the landlord. De- fendant was not a householder at that time, and »e agreed to pay her Is. a week for the use oilier goods. She aacreed with Mr Griffiths, a stationmaster at Varteg, to collect the rent from defendant and pay it overdo the lafict- lord, another Mr Williams. She was taken ill at Tenby, and returned to Blaenavon in March of this year. She applied to the defendant for her furniture. He abused her fearfully, and insulted her grossly. She consulted the police, and after- wards went to Mr Parry, the solicitor. Mr Parry had also failed to secure the return of the furniture. Payment of the shilling a week was made for the first three months, but after that nothing was paid, and she claimed 92 16s for the detention of the furniture. She had been put to great inconvenience and expense in coming up to Blaenavon. She had not written to him, as Mr Griffiths had promised to look after him. The things in the house were worth £3000 her; they were a living for, her.—The Judge asked witness how she arrived at the value ? How many rooms were there.—Witness said there were six rooms, all being plainly furnished. She got 2s a week from her lodgers, who were quiet, respectable men. She used to keep a school.—The Judge That doesn't improve furniture. (Laughter.)-, Mr Phillips: And she kept lodgers.—■ The Judge; That doesn't improve furniture. (Laughter.)—Mr Phillips It's also true that you ean't keep lodgers without fprnitur^,—His Honour: I m not so sure about that.—Mrs Davies, a neighbour, gave corroborative1 evi- dence. Arthur Griffiths, stationmaster at Varteg, said he was asked to collect the rent and the shilling a week. The first three months he was paid all right, but in the fourth month there was a dispute about one of the tables in the hqw and as. things did not work veryplea- santly, and his wife was very ill at the time, he did not go again, especially as he thought thte payment of a shilling a week could easily be arranged when Mrs Knowles returved.-Dofen- dant and his wife gave evidence to the effect that they were only to pay a shilling a weekjfcr three months. Plaintiff had been asked by letter to- remove the furniture" and defertdajat had since counterclaimed for housing the furni- ture.—Mr J. G. Hedges said he had^examined the furniture set out in the inventory, and assessed its value at £ 416s 5d.—Mr Webb said his client was willing to give up possession of the furniture.—His Honour said the figst question he had to determine was as to the agreement said to have been entered into. He did not think Mrs Davies was present at the interview. He found that the agreement had not been made out, and he must disallow-the claim for £ 216s. He should assess the value of the goods at £ 8, and would allow the plaintiff fl for de- fendant's use of them. He should therefore give judgment for £9,.to be reduced to Y.1 in the event of the goods being handed to the plaintiff within a week. A BOUNDARY DISPUTE AT NEW INN.—A "TWO- PENNY-HALFPENNY CASE." Jones v. Phillips.—This was an action brought by Mr Charles Jones, saddler, Pontypool, who claimed an injunction against Mr F. Phillips to restrain him interfering with the wall which is at present erected upon his land at New Inn. He also claimed f25 damages for a wall having been pulled down. Defendant counter-claimed an injunction against Mr Jones restraining him from using a gateway which he has recently opened on the north-western boundary of his land, opening out on the defendant's occupation road, in respect of which he also claimed damages laid at £1. Mr C. M. Bailhache, bar- rister, instructed by Mr J. C. Llewellin, New- port, was for the plaintiff, and Mr J. Corner, barrister, instructed by Mr Frank Lewis, New- port. for the defendant. Mr Bailhache, in opening the case, said it was very much to be deprecated that two gentlemen —one of whom was now or would shortly be a solicitor-should have acted as defendants had acted in this case. T4e Judge A solicitor a party to itf I see. That accounts for it. (Laughter.) Mr Bailhache I understand from Mr Corner that Mr Phillips is already a solicitor- His Honour It will be a little practice for hlMr Bailhache: I ask your honour what you would do supposing a wall you had built on your property should be pulled down ? The J udge I shonldn t like it but I don't think I should go and consult a solicitor. (Laughter.) Plaintiff was then called, and said he bought the land in question about six years ago. At that time there was an old house upon it, and a couple of years ago he intended putting a couple of villas upon it. It was not the case that he intended to put them in a different position from that which they now occupied. That was the builders' mistake. He did not intend that at all. The builders began building in a different position from that, in which he wanted them, beginning with the* wall called on the plan the old wall. When they had pro-1 ceeded with the wall to some extent, he stopped them, and he had the buildings put where they now were. The boundary wall was about three feet further in than the pigsty which stood there. There were a hedge and a ditch on the outer side (defendant's side). The builders tried to thwart him in every, way, but he exercised his mastership over them to the extent of stopping them proceeding to build the wall where they liked, and at last got them to put it where he wanted it. The fence ran down his land from 5-ft. 6-in. to 2-ft. 6-in. to the ditch, and then came down 18-in. and 5 ft. 6-in. in his ground from the ditch. The old hedge was not per- fectly regular but the wall which was built was an ordinary wall, and was built regularly in a straight line, so that at places it would be more within his ground and at others less within his ground. It was within bis ground 18-in. in one place, and 2-ft. 11-in. in another. With refer- ence to the outer wall of the old pigsty, the new wall was 2-ft. nearer his land than the outer wall of the old pigdty- That would be a considerable distance within the outer edge (defendant's edge of the ditch), The rettutiiis of the ditch were still to be seen- The hedge "Was tajcen down and the ditch levelled. Thfiibuflders did it behind his eve. 1Fh9 Judge How far is this place xrom here ? r is this ]p 06 f 'jr Bfr JBailhache About two miles^ Examination resumed The lferigth of the wall near which be began the stables was 14 ft. or 15 ft., and it .as,2 ft. 9%. or ft- togh. That was pulled down. Coming to the turnpike road end, they had knocked down a piece of wall—about 2 ffcssthere. The place-where thety was was ^11 to be seen, and the of- th^ old ditch were still to be seen. h ?. His Honour: What s the value of this piece of Mr Bailhache 5 < > i His Honour Js tuit worth 6s 6d then ? (Laughter.) 1 fi*»r>cr; £ «vcoafee.&CU&K j tr'l.¡i3>' 1te. !fJIH.,U i, t Mr Corner: 6s 8d would be nearer. (Laughter.) His Honour: You must forget your old bad habits, Mr er. (Laughter.) I must say it's a wretched thing to see two men pulling them- selves to pieces in this fashion for a trumpery bit of land. Cross-examgied Witness bought the land six or seven years ago. He could not say exactly what the quantity of the land was. It would be more t-a quarter of an acre—his surveyor could say—but he knew the boundary. In 1888 he arranged to build a new house, and for that purpose employed Messrs Morgan & Evans, builders, Pdntnewynydd—tidy men, they were, too. Mr Bailhache Just answer the question, please., You don't help the case. Cross-examination continued He did not in- tend to build the houses in a different position from that which they now occupied. The foundations were not got out for the houses in what Was called the ordinal position before Witness altered his mind. 'Witness was living at Pontypool at the time—two miles away. He was sometimes at the property frequently. He did not remember Mr Morgan telling him that tT-thehtm--f;es were to be altered there would not be sufficient room to build them in the position wished without taking them some i • t £ y beyond the hedge—nothing of the j xu not tell Morgan he could go be- yond the hedge dividing his land from defen- dant s land. or that he had been to see Mr Parkes, who told him he thought he could not go more than 9 inches of the hedge. He had not spoken to Mr Parkes. Mr Morgan did not tell him, to save any dispute in the matter, to consult the defendant, who was the adjoining landowner. He did not say thattll1,t wal(tpobably the right thing to do, and tell Morgan to ask defen- dant to mnet him. Morgan might have gpne to defendant, but. not on witness's behalf. He saw Mr Phillips, the solicitor, on the ground, but did not know that he had come to meet witness. Witness's legs took him there. He went to see how the building was going on. Those present included Mr Eley, Mr Phillips, the solicitor, Mr Morgan, John Phillips, the mason, and he thought Mr Phillips, sen. He knew Mr Phillips, sen., was there, because he spoke to him, aad it seemed as if other people had made them bad friends. The suggestion that witness told Morgan to go to young Mr Phillips, who was acting for his father, to try and settle the boundaries, was incorrect. He remembered Morgan putting in a peg at the top': corner, but he did not, in witness's presence, put in a couple of pegs. He did not then and there discuss the question of the boun- dary with defendant's son in the presence ef Morgan, Eley, and other persons. He did not know that the pegs were put in by Morgan to mark a suitable boundary between them. He never authorised Morgan to put a peg into his ground at all. He did not agree with Mr Phillips to the suggestion as to the pegs marking tne boundary. He did not remember Morgan ask- ing, in reference to the position of the pegs, if that would do as to defining the boundary. Wit- having made a second gateway, Purpose of going on foot s down the field to the to which he had a right of way. The Judge What do you judge is the valne j of this little bit of land in dispute ?—To me it's j worth a good bit. f What's the size of it ?—I should think it's 45 square yards. What's the value of a square yard of land two miles away from Pontypool ?-I don't know. Is it worth Is a square yard ?—Yes, and more. Is it worth 2s a square yard 1-1 should like to buy some at that, and more money, now. Is it worth 3s?—Yes, and 5s. The Judge: 45 yards at 5s, something over £ 10. It's a miserable dispute, which ought to be settled. Here you have counsel and solicitors 1 F and witnesses in this action, and two neighbours are fitting Pyer a twopenny -halfpenny bit ef Mr Corner There was an arrangement made, a definite arrangement, and we are acting in 'pursuance of that. The Judge: But it was not in writing. It is not often I try to suppress cases, but I don't think it's a right thing that this action should go on. Mr Bailha che Will you allow me a couple og minutes to speak to my client ? J His Honour: Yes. j After consulting with the plaintiff, Mr Bail- hache intimated that he could not effect a settle- ment. For the plaintiff, Mr W. J. Davies, engineer, gave details of a survey he had made, and John Jenkins evidence as to the ancient boundary. For the defence, Mr Charles Phillips. solicitor, gave evidence as to what transpired at the inter view, affirming that defendant agreed to the new boundary suggested by Mr Morgan, the builder, witness assenting on his father's behalf. The other witness for the defence comprise& Messrs J. R. Morgan, D. Richards, J. c. Eley, Mr Watling, architect, Newport, and the defe ant. His Honour, who declined to accede to a suggestion made by Mr Comer that the solicitors on either side should accompany him, as the weather was very hot, and the dispute had engendered a great deal of heat already, said he should see the place for himself and give judg- i ment at the next court* J f
THE GSAYS MURDER. A basket belonging to the supposed murderer has been discovered. short distance from the barn where peapickers were sleeping. The man left the basket in the barn the same day as the de- ceased was last seen alive, and the next morning he called at the barn and took it away. The in- teresting article has been handed to the p olice.
THE DROUGHT IN LINCOLNSHIRE. In several parts of Lincolnshire the water supply is diminishing to an alarming extent in conSe- quence of the excessive dry weather and a water famine is threatened. The outlook has be serious in some villages that boring operation* contemplated. It is stated that at DeepiaK Nicholas the supply is so meagre that the people are using for drinking purposes the water out Of the drains and dykes.
A.GITATION IN NORTH **PALN' M Considerable diseouteric esietf 01 unna, owing JP to the proposed military reform's, an as a mark of protest a number of the shops are cloBed, and the balconies of the. houses are draped in black. A defence:B been formed, and a fund has been raised by seveial commercial associations which has already reached 40,000 pesetas, one lady contributing 10,000 pesetas. Pamphlets have been Clandestinely distributed advocating a British protectorate over the provinces. The authorities have ordered the concentration of civic guards and troops to be in readiness to suppress any open infraction of the law.
THE DUKE OF PORTLAND'S WINNINGS. It is genelally believed that the money which the Duke of Portland winB at racing is given to charity, according to the direction of the duchess and the duke, not content with this, seems deter, mined to hand down to posterity a tribute to her wholesome influence. In the centre gable of the fine-new almshouses lately erected on his Welbeok estate for the widows of those employed on it, there is a stone with an engraved inscription, sett- ing forth that the buildings were erected by the sixth Duke of Portland, by the wish of his wife." Thereafter follow the names of the successful race. fcerfeea and their victories.
THE RAID IN CHANCERY-LANE. > Heavy penalties were meted out by Mr. Lushington at the Bow-street Police-court, a day or two ago, on certain of the men who were taken in the recent raid on the Junior Salisbury Club, in Cursitor. street, Chancery-lan.Q, and were brought before the magistrate on charge s of reflating to the premise# for the purpose of bettings Watson was considered by Mr. Lushington to be t, e least to blame, aud was flried £ 50 Spiegel,a Snnpson were fined 9100 <»acb and costs. 1# Watson would go to prison for two months, and^tlie other defendants for three monies. The 22 persons found on the i pre,mises, ag,,sinst whom no specific charges of betting were msde, were discharged.
Finland has just been colebralfng the two hun- cU-ed-and-frftieth anniversary of printing in that country. InJris it is required that every vehicle traversing the streets at night, if only ft wheel- barrow, shall carry a lantern. The oldest artesian well is found at Ljl. lers, France. From its mouth water has flowed uninterruptedly for 746 years. Prince Christian has consented to become first president of the South Midland district of the National Fire Brigades' Union. Lord Stalbridge has accepted a contract for building a new mansion at Moteombe, Dorset, at cost of 50,0001. A sum of 5001 has been voted by the City of London Corporation towards the fond for the pre- eervation of Mitcham Common. Mr. J. Campbell White, of Overtoun, Dumbarton- shire, who was created a peer this week, boachobe-0 the title of Baron Overtoun of Overtonn. All the members of the English Royal family have a great fancy for designing jewellery and at » rule, design all the presents they give each other. The Queen of Italy has founded a society for th« reforming of ragged beggar children, who are to taken from the streets and taught some nse> vade. .1. • rcmno*! .X&C2 tI¡": c;"
LLANFRECHFA UPPER LOCAL 1 BOARD. The ordinary monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, Pontnewydd, on Monday. Mr F. W. Rafarel, J.P., presided, and the other members present; were Messrs J.Jacob, H. Parfitt, T. Thomas, E. Francis, W. Lewis, W. Jenkins, W. Edmunds, W. C. Knipe, W. Laramy, J. Jones (clerk and collector), and Thos. Dagger (surveyor). The minutes of the last meeting having been read, Mr Parfitt called attention to a resolution at the last meeting omitted from the minutes. This resolution had reference to arrears of rate. The Clerk replied that he had no record of a resolution passed, only a statement made. The Chairman said he was of the same opinion as Mr Parfitt-that a resolution was passed. However, he would now move that it be an instruction to the clerk to lay a list before the Board at the next meeting of all those in arrear. Mr Parfitt seconded, and the proposition was carried unanimously. A DEFECTIVE BRIDGE. A letter was read from the occupier of the Queen's Hotel, asking the Board to have the kerbing at the bridge attended to, as it was in a dangerous condition for traffic. On the proposition of Mr Parfitt, seconded by Mr Jacob, the surveyor was instructed to do the work. AN ANONYMOUS CORRESPONDENT. The Clerk read a letter, signed "An Old Inhabitant," calling the Board's attention to the condition of the road leading from the bottom of the incline to the square. Mr Jacob thought they should not entertain a I letter, if the correspondent could not put his name. It was remarked that the road referred to was a private road, and no action was taken in the Ii matter. PONTNEWYDD RIVER BRIDGE. A letter was read from the Caerleon Highway Board, stating that the Llantarnam Board had agreed to pay their share of the cost of improving the above bridge. In reply to a question, the Clerk said thp estimated cost of the improvement was r which sum would be borne by the three P Their Board had already passed a res"" pay a third of the cost. PARCELS FOR PONTNEW A letter was read from 1\ .t Western Railway Compan-- aiven instructions to the statlOnn. "newydd and Upper Pontnewydd stat .they must advise consignees of the arriva J. all parcels at their stations. On the motion of the Chairman, the clerk was instructed to thank Mr Adye for his attention in the matter. REGISTERING OF BIRTHS. The Clerk reported that some time ago the auditor objected to the charge of 2d for each birth registered in the district, and threatened a surcharge in future. He (the clerk) then wrote to-the Local Government Board, and they re- plied that the Board might make an arrangement with the registrar to pay, a reasonable sum for the registering of births, but they Considered that 2d for each birth was a large amount to pay. Subsequently he wrote. to Mr Maddy, the regis- trar, and that gentleman replied ering to m4ke an arrangement at Id for each birth. On the motion of Mr Parfitt, seconded by Mr Jacob, the Board decided to accept Mr Maddy's offer. THE SEWAGE QUESTION. A letter was read from Mr Pilliner, Llan- tarnam Grange, confirming the arrangement with the surveyor to take an additional quantity of sewage on to his land, upon the Board under- taking in writing to dispose of it in some other way, should he find it necessary to call upon' them to do so. Mr Parfitt thought they ought to be very care- ful in what they did in the master. He was one of the committee appointed by the County Council to consider the question of main .drain- age, and in following the coil of --the- Avon Lfwyd, he found that right from Pontypoil to ¡ BIaéIiavbh, sewage ran intib the rivei"^ TAA i f nfholq of the Abersychan sewage emptied into the brook or the river, and it .appeared to him that it would not be more crimiw for them, to empty their sewer into the Avon LlWyd," than for their aeighbours. It was impossible to make the river of any use as a fishery, and h# did not see why th*y could not run their main sewer driin and empty into .oit,.aYid so reUevQ_t^na-, selves from any fresh obligation to Mr Punner or anyone else. Mr Jacob said that two wrongs did not make one right. It would be better to feed the land than the fish, and as it would not cost them any- thing extra, and as Mr Pilliner was willing to take the sewage, he thought they had better confirm the arrangement. I- Mr Thosaas said he did not like the condition attached to Mr Pilliner's offer. The Chairman suggested tbev should have twelve months' notice on either lide. It was decided to confirm the arrangement of Mr Pilliner, subject to twelve months' notice. CWMBRAN FIRE BRIDAB1. A letter was, read from the Captain of the Cwmbran Fire Brigade, Dr W. E. C. Murphy, askipg the Board to allow them the use of water fronp one hydrant for five minutes,, on the occa- sion of the opening of the new Fire Brigade Station at Cwmbran. On the motion of the Chairman, permission was granted. A further letter was read from the Llantarnam Local Board asking the Board upon what terms they would allow the Cwmbran Fire Qrigade to use water at stated periods and for certain times, for the purposes of drill. Mr Thomas was afraid they could not enter- tain the matter at present, as their water supply was so very low. The Chairman suggested they could grant permission only on such occasions when in the opinion of their Surveyor there was an ample supply of water. After further discussion, the question of terms was tdeferred to the next meeting. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer's report was as follows .Cwmbran, June 10,1893. Gentlemen,—Only 1 death occurred in your dis- < trict during the month of May, giving a rate of 4"02 per"1000; 14 births were registered during- the same period, the rate being 56'3 per 1000. I haVe not heard of any cases of zymotic disease,' and the generalTiealth of the district is very good. Yours obediently, W. E. C. MURPHY. The Chairman remarked that the report was very satisfactory. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported as follows Pontnewydd, June 12,1893. Gentlemen,—I beg to report that during the past month we have repaired the road below the canal bridge, by Mr Bevan's farm, and are now repairing the mountain roads. I have to report that the springs at the reservoir are getting very low. I 4ave had a little repair' done to the dam, which has improved the "HoW of ter, but I am sorry to say that the supply is not equal to the demand. The committee appointed to defel with the question of the sewage^dram at Cromwell-place, havfcmet. Tenders were opened, and the work has since been completed by the contractor. Plans and Specifications are before you of the proposed drains for Mount Pleasant andMaindy- place. r Sanitary matters are receiving my attention. Notices have been served on the following persons:' —Mr R. Williams, to clean out a repf ir drain Miss Conway, to put a drain to take off slop water; and Mr .William Glark.; The latter has not been attended to. Your obedient servant THOMAS DAGGER. THE WATER SUPPLY. The Chairman isaid there was one very im- portant qnestiotf in the^ffurreyor's report whteh- affected them very seriously and that was the likelihood of the water supply being short for some time to come. Of course they did not know how long they would be without rain-the glass was then very high—and therefore he begged to move that the clerk be instructed to get printed notices, and distribute them throughout the district, calling upon the inhabitants gene- rally to assist the Board all in their pewer by having as little waste of water as possible. It was a matter affecting not only the Board but the comfort and convenience of every resident in the district. He believed himself, speaking with a knowledge of the district extending ever a number of years, that the action of the Board m making the waterworks and supplying the two important districts of Llantarnam ana Llanfrechfa, they had added very oonsider ably to the restriction of the death rate to the narrow limits shewn in their medical officers report. report. Mr Thomas seconded. Some discussion followed upon the present condition of the reservoir and its capacity. Mr Parfitt moved that they lower the bye- wash, as in the case of heavy rain they would not th$n have too much of a strain upon the embankment. There could be no doubt that the thing had not been looked after in the first place as it ought to have been. (Hear, bear.) -> Mr Thomas seconded, and the proposition was carried. DRAINAGE. Plans were submitted from Mr D. J. Lougher, for the drainage of Mount Pleasant and Maundy Terrace. I I Mr Parfitt expressed the urgent necessity of iooving in the matter, and proposed that the a J- ■■ £ plans be accepted, and the Beard advertise for II tenders. Mr Jacob seconded, and the proposition was agreed to. C FINANCE. The financial statement was as follows Credit balance after payment of cheques, £ 161 15s. Id. This was all the business.