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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. BRECON RACES.—These races are fixed to take place on Monday and Tuesday, the 16th and 17th September. The programme for both days is a full one. ERRATUM.-It was erroneously stated last week that the Rev. Garnons Williams was the preacher at St. Mary's Church on Sunday. It was the Rev. W. Hughes, of Ebbw Vale, the Sheriff's chaplain, who preached the Assize sermon at that church in the morning, and also in the evening. Collections in aid of the Infirmary were made after both services, and amounted to about £ 12 or £ 13. EXCURSION.—Another party of excursionists visited this town on Saturday last. It consisted of about 600 persons, being the employes, with their wives and chil- dren, from the Melyn Tin Works, near Neath. The excursionists, who had their fares paid by their em- ployer, Mr. Flower, left Neath soon after seven o'clock, and arrived here at nine. The day was rather dull, and not so fine as we should have liked our visi- tors to have been favoured with. They, however, thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and left about a quarter after seven, arriving at Neath at nine o'clock, well satisfied with their day's pleasure. On the same day a large pic-nic party from the same neighbour- hood visited the town, coming and .returning by the ordinary trains. THE BRECKNOCKSHIRE ARCIIERS.-This club held their second meeting for this year on Wednesday, July 24th. The day was very fine, and the attendance larger than usual. 90 arrows were shot, at 60 yards, with the following results :— LADIES. Hits Ser. Hits Ser. Mrs. Logan Elmslie 66 306 Miss Fowke 54 '216 Mrs. W. R. Stretton .49 198 Miss Blanche Davies .42 1S2 Mrs. Edgar Batt 38 120 Miss Dumbleton 37 117 Miss Yann 31 120 Mrs. H. de Winton 26 94 Miss Baker 25 99 | Mrs. Bevan 23 93 GENTLEMEN. Mr. W. Wheeley ..80 342 Mr. E. Batt 59 237 Mr. Penry Lloyd 34 116 Mr. W. de Winton 24 70 Prizes were won by Mrs. W. R. Stretton (1st), Miss Fowko (2nd), Mrs. Logan Elmslie (best gold), Mr. W. Wheeley (1st), Mr. E. Batt (2nd). The third meeting is fixed for August 28th. THE BEACONS.—It has been customary, from time immemorial, we believe, amongst those living in the neighbourhood of the Beacons, for them to repair in large parties to these majestic hills, and to climb to their summits, once every year, on the first Sunday in August. In pursuance of this custom, on Sunday last, the "grand old hills" were visited by about 200 persons from Merthyr and Brecon. The weather, however, was not as bright as could have been desired, and the view was greatly limited.—On Monday also a numerous pic-nic party repaired thither in traps, but in consequence of the weather being very showery, they were obliged to keep in-doors the greater part of the day. One party remained at the Storey Arms, where they engaged the services of a strolling Ger- man band, which they met on the road, and another party did the best they could at the Crofty Farm. Several attempts were made to ascend the hill, but before any considerable height could be attained the party found themselves enveloped in mist, and were compelled to return, which they did with difficulty. SCHOOL TRE.&T.-On Wednesday last the children attending the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel had their annual outing, towards the expenses of which J. Prothero, Esq., Ex-Mayor, contributed liberally. The children, with their teachers, assembled at the chapel shortly before eleven o'clock, and then marched to the railway station. Arrangements had been made with the manager of the Brecon and Merthyr line, who, with his usual considerateness, conveyed the party to Dolygaer Lake at very low fares. Arrived here, boating was largely patronised, as well as other sports. The rain tended somewhat to mar the enjoy- ment, but the youngsters made the best of it. The apparatus for procuring tea had been taken with the party, and at the proper time the cheering cup, with unlimited supplies of cake and other good things, were partaken of, and done full justice to. For a short time longer the sports were engaged in, and the pleasurists then returned to Brecon, where they safely arrived in high spirits, having thoroughly enjoyed themselves, notwithstanding the unpropitious ele- ments. THE IRON TRADE IN SOUTH WALES.—There is no want of orders in this district, but they are not satis- factorily accompanied as to cash credits-for the doubts that have operated to the retardation of the progress of our own home trade during the past six months, and have brought about the sluggishness of which we all complain, in most branches of the iron trade, is now extending itself to foreign houses and foreign adventures. Russian railway progress is much retarded by this feeling, and advance in the United States materially checked. The state railways of Belgium will not improbably prove more satisfac- tory customers, if the orders for 100,000 tons they are said to require, should come into the Welsh district. At Merthyr Tydvil we hear of improvements and good business. At Pontypool, what with the proposed stoppage of the Blaina Works and the possible change in the Aberaman ownership, they are not in a hope- ful condition. Generally, pigs are tolerably firm; bars as much as can be called steady; rails in fair de- mand, at something under X5 15s. to X6-accorcling to specification; angle iron at (for contracts), £7 17s. 6d. to £ 8, and £ 8 os., and common bars £ 5 12s. 6d. to £ 6 5s. and £ 6 10s. Up to these prices makers are not over-stiff.—Rylands' Circular. A WILD WOMAN IN W ALEs.-Strangers and foreign- ers have a confirmed notion that Wales is a country rather barbarous than otherwise, so they -will not be surprised to learn that a wild woman has been career- ing the mountains of Carnarvonshire and Merioneth- shire for the last few years. Twice this awful creature has been captured, and once, at least, she has in re- turn captured a stray child on the hills. At last she has been finally run down, and a contemporary gives a graphic description of the chase. The wild woman was seen near Llanfairfechan on Thursday, and a large courageous party banded themselves together to chase her or rather, they promised to do so, but when the hour of meeting came, only Police-constable A 1 came up to the scratch, and he went in pursuit alone. After an unsuccessful search over places, the very names of which would break the jaw of an English- man to pronounce, the uncivilised lady was discovered asleep on a mountain path leading to Rhiwiau from Caehaidd. The valiant officer captured her, and at two o'clock on Friday morning lodged her in the lock- up. She turns out to be an Irishwoman, who thinks she has been excommunicated by the Pope, and ordered to lead a solitary mountain life for ten years. The next month of that life will be spent in Carnarvon gaol.—Oswestry Advertiser, BRECON AND MEKTIIYR RAILWAY.-68 miles open. Traffic for week ending August 4, 1867:— Passengers, parcels, &c £ 479 18 9 Goods and live stock £ 952 10 11 Total £ 1432 9 8 E21 Is. 4d. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year, 68 miles open :— Passengers, parcels, &e £ 587 14 6 Goods and live stock £ 909 19 8 Total £ 1497 14 2 £ 22 Os. 6d. per mile per week. Decrease £ 65 4 C Aggregate from 1st July, 1867 £ 7132 2 10^ Ditto ditto 1866 £ 6962 3 lo| Increase fl69 19 04) r THE INFIRMARY.- W e understand that Mrs. Sybil Evans, of Bronllys Court, has presented to the Brecon Infirmary the sum of X 10, being the amount left her by the late Mr. Thomas Evans, of Trecastle, only sur- viving brother of John Evans, Esq., senior partner in the old-established firm of Messrs. Wilkins & Co., bankers, of this town, Carmarthen, and other places. Mrs. Evans's brother (the late Dr. Powell, of Lon- don), was for many years a. subscriber to this ex- cellent and well-managed institution, and towards its permanent support he bequeathed a liberal legacy. HENNETT V. THE TEWKESBURY AND MALVERN RAIL- WAY COMPANY.—In the Vice-Chancellor's Court, before Sir J. Stuart, Mr. Roxburgh (with him Mr. Dunn) moved that within ten days after the service of the order the defendants, the directors of the company, do pay over to the receiver appointed in the cause the sums of X350 and X,,500, which had been received by the directors in January and March last, 1867, re- spectively. The order for the appointment of the receiver was made in November, 1866, but was not drawn up until April 1867. Mr. Greene, Q.C., and Mr. Dryden, for the directors, contended that the monies received by the directors were actually earned by this company before the appointment of a receiver, and that he was appointed to receive only future rents and tolls of the compaay. Mr. Eddis appeared for a gentleman appointed director in March, and Mr. Speed for other parties. The Vice-Chancellor said the then directors who had thought proper to receive these monies, and to apply them without any sanction of the court, and in defiance of its order, displacing the person appointed as receiver, must pay the amounts into court ten days after the service of the order. The order would be made against the secretary, as well as against the three directors named in the summons, and they must all pay the cost of the application. Mr. Eddis's client must pay his own costs.