ABERGAVENNY. I PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY. I Before Dr. W. D. STBEL (in the chair), and Dr. S. 1 H. STHBI.. A NON-EFFICIENT VOLUNTEER.- James Morris was charged with failing to make himself efficient as a Volunteer, be being a member of the local corps.—Capt. Marsh stated the case and defendant pleaded, physical inability and other causes.—The bench ordered the 35s. to be paid within three months, and 9*. 6d. costs.-Capt. Marsh said that if defendant paid the costs at once he would hear no more about the 35s.
KEWPOKT. I POLICE COURT, MONDAY. COMMITTED FOR TBIAL.—Elizabeth Sirrett, a well- dressed young woman, employed as a cook at Win- dermere, Clytha Park, was charged, on remand from the previous Court, with unlawfully sending postal packages containing filth, which was calculated to injure other postal packages, on Tuesday, Wednes- day and Thursday in last wat;k.She waa com- mitted to the Assizes, bail being allowed.
PONTYPOOL. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY. Before E. J. PHILLIPS, Esq. (chairman), A. A. WILLIAMS, Esq., W. L. PRATT, Esq., Colonel HAIR, W. PEGLBR, Esq., and E. FOWLICR, Esq. RIOTOUS CONDUCT.—George Gullick, senr., charged with riotous behaviour in High-street, Pontypool, on the 24th June, was fined 5s.—P.C. Evans proved the case. No -LIGHTS.- William Watkins was charged with driving without lights at Pontnewydd, on the 24th June.-P.C. Jones proved the case and defendant was fined 5s. CRUELTY TO A HoitsE.- George Williams, groom, at the Viaduct Hotel, Crumlin, was charged with cruelty to a horse on the 18th June, at Crumlin.— P.C. Howell stated that at 12.20 a.m. on the date in question he heard an unusual noise in the stable at the Viaduct Hotel. He visited the stable and found defendant beating a horse on the hind quarters with a pike. He spoke to him about it, and he replied that the horse kicked at him when he was putting its bedding down.—Defendant admitted striking the horse with the pike, and he was fined 10s. TRBSPASS.—William Moses, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game on the property of J. C. Hanbury, Eaq on June 16;lh.-Malthew Windows, gamekeeper, stated that he saw defendant on the 16th June, near Llanvihangel Pontymoil Church, with a lurcher dog beating the bushes in a field, and the dog started a rabbit,— Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s.— Mr. T. Watkins, solicitor, Pcntypool, appeared for the prosecution. ASSAULT.—Harriet Watts, married woman, Llanhilletb, was charged with assaulting Tom Hodges, on the 26th June.-Hodges stated that he was speaking to defendant's husband, and defendant came and struck him in the face.—Mrs. Hodges corroborated.—The defendant denied the assault, and alleged that Hodges called her bad names. She called her husband as a witness.— The Magistrates bound Hodges and Mrs. Watts over to keep the peace, and to pay the costs between them. ROUGH oN THE LANDLORD.—James Gillmore, haulier, Pontypool, was charged with assaulting John James, on the 21st June.—Gillmore pleaded guilty.-John James stated that defeudant lodged with him on the date in question and came home that night drunk. He struck him (James) down and beat him when he was on the ground.— Defendant stated that he had been soldiering abroad, and if he took any drink he did not know what he was doing.—Fined 15s. BOUND OVER.—Reginald Manley was charged with using threats to Margaret James, at Cwm- ynyacoy, on the 24th June.—Mrs. James stated that defendant came to her house and told her that if she did not tell him where her son was he would shoot her, and she was afraid of him-Defendant was bound over to keep the peace for three months and pay costs. BAD LANGUAGE.—John Vaughan Davies, collier, Llanhilieth, was charged with using profane language, at Llanhilieth, on the 13th June.- P.C. Blunt proved the case, and defendant was fined 7s. 6d. D. AND D.-James Harris was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Pontnewynydd, on the 2(kh June.—Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s.—P.O. Wilcox gave the facts. ASSAULT AND DAMAGB.—William Smith, collier, Talywain, was charged with assaulting Richard Seybourne, landlord of the Royal Exchange Beer- house, Abersychan, on the 26th June. He was also charged with wilful damage to a lock, value 5s., at the same time. He pleaded guilty to both charges, and Mr. Seybourne asked to be allowed to withdraw them on defendant paying the costs. The magistrates allowed him to do so and defendant to pay costs, 13s.—The police were called to the defendant on the occasion of this assault, he was taken into custody and brought before the magistrates at Blaenavon Petty Sessions, on the 27th Juue, charged with being drunk and riotous and assaulting P.C. Prosser. He was fined 10s. on the first charge, and 20s. on the second. OVERCROWDING A BRAKE.—George Burland, brake proprietor, Pontnewynydd, was charged with carrying 13 persons in his brake at Pont- newynydd, on the 24th May, he being only licensed to carry six persons.-P.C. Wilcox stated that he saw defendant's brake passing through Pontnewynydd on the date in question containing six adults, and 7 children from 10 to 14 years of age. He spoke to the driver about it and he replied that they had got up and he could not get them down.—Mr. Bytbway, solicitor, Pontypool, appeared for the prosecution, and read the bye-law which stated that defendant was liable to a penalty of t5. He was fined 10s. WILFUL DAMAGE.—David Clark and Edwin Harrhy, two boys, aged 15, were charged with wilful damage to a coal truck at Varteg on the 19th June, the property of John Vipond and Co.. to the amount of 20:1.- Defendants pleaded guilty.—Mr. W. V. Bythway, solicitor, appeared for the prosecution, and stated that four trucks were left in a siding. The brakes were down and they were spragged. The defendants raised the brakes, took out the sprags and let the trucks go. The trucks ran into a blind siding or the con- sequences might have been serious.-Edwin Williams stated that he saw the boys running away from the siding as the trucks started.— Defendants were fined 10s. each. MAINTENANCE CASE.—Joseph Barry, Garndiffaith, was charged with disobeying an order to con- tribute 4's. a week to the maintenance of his wife. There being £ 1 12s. in arrear. He was committed for 14 days', the commitment to be suspended for 21 days I POLICE COURT, MONDAY. I Before J. DANIEL, Esq., aud E. FOWLER, Esq. I RBFUSBD TO LEAVE.—Arthur Harvey, a cripple, was charged with assaulting Mary Jane Moses, of the Crown Inn, Sebastopcl, on the let inst., and also with assaulting Frederick Augustus Mioses, landlord of the Crown Inn, at the same time-— Mrs. Moses stated that defendant was drinking in her house on Saturday night and she thought he had had enough and asked him to leave he refused to go and struck her on the side of the head with his crutch, knocking her down insensible for a few moments. When she recovered she sent for her husband, she had a cut over the eye which appeared to have been done with a knife.— Frederick A. Moses stated that be was sent for on Saturday night, about 10 p.m., and on going into the house he found that his wife had been injured, he asked the defendant to leave, he declined to do so and he ejected him, aud by so doing the defendant cut him on the wrist with a knife. He sent for the police and gave him into custody.— Defendant was sentenced to a month's hard labour on each charge, the sentences to IUII concurrently.
RAGLAN. f PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH. Before S. C. BOSANQUBT, Esq., and Sir JOHN I SEALE, Bart. I VACCINATION EXEMPTION .—George Davies, of I Raglan, was granted a vaccination exemption certificate, in respect of a child born in April last. DRUNK.—Henry Williams, cattle drover, Abergavenny, was charged by P.S. Keylock with being drunk at Raglan, on 22nd May, and was fined 7s. 6d. or 14: days'. EMPLOYBR AND WoRxmA-,i. -Herbert Cowles, of The Tun Farm, Raglan, was summoned by Thomas Davis, a labourer, under the Employer aud Workman's Act for I Is. wages.—Prosecutor said he had worked a fortnight for tis. per week and his board, and had only received Is.- For the defence it was shown that, prosecutor had also received a shirt value 3s. 6d.-The Bench ordered defendant to pay plaintiff 6s. 6d., and to pay the costa of the case 6s. I NO DOG LICENCES. I Charles Brooks, Cheery Tree Farm, Clytha Hill, was fined 5s. for keeping a dog without a licence. Aaron Watkins, Tycoch, Clytha Hill, pleaded guilty to a similar offence and was ordered to pay the costs. Charles Herbert, Llaudenny, was charged similarly, but the case was adjourned to enable him to obtain an exemption. I SCHOOL CASES. Mr. E. Ransome, school attendance officer, prosecuted in the following school cases. Christopher Crockett, Pen-y-clawdd, order made. William Etheridge, Llandenny, for two children, order made. Abraham Williams, Llandenny, for two children, order made.
90 Per Cent. OF HUMAN AILMENTS RESULT FROM A TORPID LIVER OB WEAK KIDNEYS. Waroer's "Safe" Cure Regulars the LITE Relieves and Removes the Inflammation from the KTONEYS by expelling the poisonous Kidney (Uric) ACID. Warner's Safe Cure Rests on its Reputation, N BEGIN TREATMENT TO-DAY. L g, À.un. mLa 1 ÍI.. DISEUSE DOES NOT STAND STILL. For A? by all Ohemisis and Dealers, Price 2/9 and 4/6 per Bottle. FBEEDOM OF EDI.BURGH.-The Prince of Wales received the freedom of Edinburgh on Thursday, MAZAWATTEE MAZAWATTEE TEA IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN OF FULL WEIGHT. THE MAZAWATTEE TEA CO., LTD., hereby guarantee that their packets contain the full weight of Tea stated on the labels, without any deductions whatever for the wrappers. The objectionable prac- tice, disadvantageous to the buyer, adopted in certain other proprietary Teas, of including the wrapper or bag in the weight of the Tea, is not, and never has been, followed by the Mazawattee Tea Co., Ltd. MAZAWATTEE MAZAWATTEE TEA & IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN OF FULL WEICHT.
Monmouthshire Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society. The quarterly meeting of the Monmouthshire Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society was held at the Town Hall, Newport, on Thursday. Present:- Mr. S. Courthope Bosanquet (chairman), Messrs. C. D. Philiips, Louis Roe, Dr. Garrod Thomas, the Rev. Gerald Griffiths, and the lion. sec. (Mr. Humph. Humphreys). From April 1st until June 30th the total dis- charges from H.M. Prison, Usk, were 181 men and 55 women. Of these 71 men and nine women came under the cognizance of the society. Of these five declined the assistance offered, and one was deemed unworthy of assistance, leaving 665 men and nine women to be assisted. Of these 42 men and 4 women are doing well, six men and one woman indifferently, two men have been convicted, and one women has been twice convicted. Fifteen men and two women have been lost sight of. Twenty-five men have gone back to their former employment ten men to fresh employment. Three have gone to sea, and six men and four womeu were sent to relatives. Forty-one men and four women were assisted with food six men and four women with clothing; thirteen men were assisted with lodgings three men and three women railway fare two with cash and four men and three women agency only. Thirty-seven gra- tuities accruing to discharged prisoners, amounting to S5 7s. 6d. received by the society, were administered for the benefit of the recipients.
Transvaal Prospects. A Reuter's telegram from Pretoria on Thurs- I day says :-The secret session of the Volkaraad commenced at ten o'clock this morning. Presi- dent Kruger, Mr. Fischer, and all the members of the Transvaal executive were present. Mr. Hofmeyr and Mr. Herholdt had an interview this morning with the Transvaal executive. A Renter's telegram from Pretoria on Thurs- day says :-It is understood that at the secret session of the Volksraad to-day the following proposals were adopted To confer the franchise after seven years' residence naturalisation to be optional and retrospective with regard to those who came to the Republic before 1898. CADBURY'S CCCOA is absolutely pure, being entirely free from kola, malt, hops, alkali, or any foreign admixture. Caution The public should insist on having CADBURY'S—sold only in Packets and Tins, as other Cocoas are often substituted for the sake of —extra profit.
A Most Delicious Summer I Beverage. It is difficult sometimes to know what to drink during the spring and summer months. This long felt want has been met by the production of Eiffel Tower Lemonade. Eiffel Tower Lemonade is made from the finest lemons, and the great advantage is that it is partly manufactured in Italy in the midst of the lemon orchards. The lemons are taken direct from the trees to the factory to commence their transforma- tion into Eiffel Tower Lemonade. You can get thirty-two tumblers (or two gallons) for fourpence half-penny, but be sure that you get Eiffel Tower Lemonade when you aak for it, as its great success has brought out inferior imitations that only cause disappointment. If you cannot get it from your Grocer, send 4d. to the makers, G. Foster Clark & Co., 1,332, Eiffel Tower Factory, Maidstone, they will send you a bottle post free by return. 300 BOTTLES GIVEN AWAY WEEKLY. The firm have adopted the following novel miHi od to induce everybody to try their Lemonade. The first fifty letters opened every day not only have the Lemonade "eut by return post, but the stamps are also returned to the fortunate applicants. A second bottle will not be supplied by the firm, but must be obtained of Grocers, Chemists or StotMi
Badminton Hunt. At the Rent Audit held at Badminton, on Wednesday, July 5th, Mr. Cowper-Coles dis- tributed the prizes given by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, for the best puppies walked for the Badminton Hunt, in 1898. The following secured the prizes. 0 DOGS. 1st, Chirper, by Nelson, out of Custard, walked by Mr.J J. Ralph, Actou Turville; silver coffee pot. 2nd, Paladin, by Roderick, out of Pastime, walked by Mr. R. Benjamin, Acton Turville; silver claret jug. 3rd, Lascar, by Cruiser, out of Lavender, walked by Mr. Joseph Roberts, Bailey Pit Farm, Monmouth; silver sweet stand. BITCHHS. 1st, Rapture, by Councillor, out of Rarity, walked by Mr. Robinson, Oldbury on the Hill; silver coffee pot. 2nd, Lusty, by Nelson, out of Laura, walked by Mr. F. Driog, Littleton Drew; silver claret jug. 3rd, Capable, by Councillor, out of Lady, walked by Mr. W. Butler, Acton Turville silver sugar bowl. The tenants were very pleased when a telegram was received during dinner from His Grace, saying that the hounds had taken five first prizes and two cups at the Peterborough Houud Show, which His Grace was attending, and which prevented him from being present at the rent dinner.
Parliamentary. The Irish Agriculture and Education Bill was read a second time in the House of Commons on Wednesday. The Education of Children Bill was read a third time in the House of Lords on Thursday. The House of Commons on Thursday, by 246 to 177 votes, negatived an amendment to the Lords' rejection of the proposal to allow women to sit as councillors under the new London Government Bill.
Osgoldcross Election. RESULT OF THE POLL. The result of the polling was declared this afternoon as follows:— Sir John Austin (L) 5,818 Mr. C. H. Roberts (L) 2,873
Polling at Oldham. Polling took place at Oldham on Thursday, with the following result Emmott (L.,) 12,976 Runciman.(L.), 12,770 Chuchill .(U.), 11,477 Mawdsley (U.), 11,449 -o.
The Gleaner. FATALITY AT CLEVKDON.—The body of a woman, apparently about thirty, with the clothing marked H. W." was found on the rocks at Clevedon on Wednesday. CATTLE AND SHBIIP KILLED IN HBREFOEDSHIBE. —During the storm which passed over Hereford- shire on Friday night six valuable cows were killed by lightning in a field at Rudhail. Eight ewes and four lambs at Mulhampton, Upton Bishop, Ross, were also killed while sheltering under a tree. A thunderbolt fell on the roof of a house at Ross, and entered the bedroom, but, although considerable damage was dons, the inmates escaped. TJUPLE RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—A triple railway accident occurred at Winsford, near Crewe, about midnight on Saturday. A local goods train came into violent contact with a stop block, throwing the wagons on their sides on to the adjoining main line. An express goods train dashed into the wreck, completely toppling over everything, while before it could be intercepted an excursion train from Liverpool in its turn dashed into the accumulated wreckage. Fortunately, no lives were lost, but several persons were more or less severely injured. COCKETT TUNNBL.—On Saturday a connecting link between the Great Western and London and North Western Railway systems at Gowerton was opened, and the circuitous route between Swansea, Llanelly, and the West since the collapse of the Cockett Tunnel has thus been considerably shortened. The tunnel has been so far repaired as to allow of goods trains passing through on Monday at a slow rate, the time taken being ten minutes as against about two minutes occupied before the accident. It is expected that passenger trains will be able to .pass through in about a week. WARNING TO FBMALE EMIGRANTS. The Emigrants' Information Office has issued the following Female emigrants are strongly warned to use the utmost caution in regard to advertisements offering them situations at high wages, as domestic servants, barmaids, &c., at Johannesburg, in the Transvaal. In Cape Colony there is an occasional demand for a few skilled mechanics only recruiting for the Cape Mounted Riflemen has ceased both in the Colony and in this country. Persons are also warned against going to Beira (Portuguese East Africa) in search of work." Epps's COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.—" By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected COCOA, Mr. Epps has provided for our breakfast and supper a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frstme.Civil Service Gazette, -Ilade simply with boiling water or milk.-Sold only in packets and pound tins, by Grocers, labelled- "JAMES"EPPS & Co., Ltd., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." MR. WHITBLEY'S RETIREMENT.—Mr. Whiteley, M.P., has agreed to retain his seat till the end of the present Parliament as an independent member. POISON BY POST.Alrs. Ansell, the mother of Mary Ann Ansell, sentenced to death for murdering her sister by means of a poisoned cake, in the course of au interview, said the prisoner completely broke down when confronted by Mr. Ansell and herself. During the visit the crime was as little referred to as possible. The prisoner did not make any confession. Sha said: "I am prepared to meet my Maker, but I hope a petition will be got up for me." She seemed to realise her awful position more keenly than she has done since her arrest. PUNISHMENT FOR ATTEMPTED TRAIN WRECKING. -At Folkestone Police-court on Wednesday, Charles Stone, thirteen, and Richard Nash, nine, were ordered to be birched for placing on the South Eastern Railway track, between the Folkestone Central and Junction Stations, two pieces of rock and a large block of wood, A BARRY SCAFFOLD COLLAPSES. A scaffold erected on the building of the new ice cold storage at Barry, near the No. 2 Dock, collapsed on Tues- day, and three men were precipitated a distance of 20ft. to the ground. One was removed to the hospital. COLLIERY DEVELOPMENT. Negotiations have just been concluded between Lord Tredegar and a strong local company for the purchase of upwards of 2,500 acres of land situated on the east side of the Rhymney Yallev, near the Trehir Quarries, and opposite the Caidiff Steam Coal Company's pits at Llaubradach. QUEEN'S HOTEL, CARDIFF.—The licence of this Hotel in St. Mary-street, has been transferred to Mr. Samuel Dean, of the Westgate Hotel, Newport. t
The" Connty Otero" Newspaper and Pitii Cow, Lt. PUBLISHING OFFICES BRIDGE ISTEEET, USE. 4;t$ I? 'bfUfV has been established.44 years, aud from thu advantageous position of the Publishing Officos- IN THE CENTRE OF THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH —and its Circulation in the Rural and Agricultural Districts it standsj PRE-EMINENT AS AN ADVERTISING MEDIUM For the Sale by Auction of Farming Stock, Produce, Furniture, and Landed Property; for Wants of all kinds, &c., within a radius of many miles. It is read by all classes of the community, being essentially A IFA N Mt-'Y l APE R combining Reports of Local Events (many not dealt with at all by other journals or very shortly noticed), Local Courts; County, District and Parish Councils, and other Public Bodies; with Interesting Notes on Local and General Current Topics, Sports, &c.; Historic Sketches; Field, Farm, and Garden Operations Housekeepers' Recipes; Ladies' Fashions; Art and Literature; Markets; A Serial Story; And a variety of other interesting reading matter. Special Reports are given of the Meetings of the Monmouthshire County- Council, the Monmouthshire Chamber of Agriculture, g-o., With which no other Paper in the County attempts to vie. SPECIAL REPORTS OF DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS.
I Railway Tim a Table tor July. DOWN TRAINS. A.Af A.M A.M A Nl. P. M P.lkl P.,V London f f7 5 40 1037 — 12 0315 Rosa —" dep. 7 0 8 15:1035 2 55 — — 4 55 718 Kerne Bridge — 7 11:8 27 1046 3 6 — — 5 7:721 Lydbrook — 7 16 8 32 1052 3 12 3 40 — 5 13|729 Symonds Yat 7 21j8 37 1059 3 19 3 46 — 5 20 735 Monmouth, MayH. 7 33 8 50 1114:3 33 — — i5 33 746 Monmouth, Troy 7 38j9 35 1245|3 55 — 5 10 5 35 8*0 Dingestow — 7 46 9 42 1254 4 2 — 5 17 8*7 Raglan —7 54 9 49 1 24 9 — 5 24 8*14 llandenny — 7 59 9 55 1 8 4 15 — 5 30 8*20 USK — — 8 6 10 2 1 17 4 23 — 6 38 8*28 Little Mill Junct'n 8 17 1012 1 30 4 34 — 5 49 8V39 Pontypool Rd., arr 8 25 1018 1 38 4 40 — 5 55! 8*45 London — 1 15|4 30 6 30 1140 — 1140; 3*30 On Mondays and Thursdays. UP TRAINS. A.M A.M A.M A.M. P.M P.M. PM. London — — — |12 0 5 309 0 — 1 15,335 Pontypool Rd., dep7 40 — 8 45 11 5 2 15 — 6 15 810 Little Mill Junct'n 7 44 — 8 49 11 9 2 19 — 6 19 814 USK 17 53 8 20 8 58 1118 2 28 6 29 823 Llandenny — — 8 27 9 5 1127 2 37 — 6 40 — Raglan— — — 8 33'9 11 1133 2 43 — 6 46 — Dingestow — 8 40 9 16 1140 2 50 — 6 54 — Monmouth, Troy 17 35 8 50 9 30 1230 3 38 6 5 7 17 815 Monm'th, May Hill 7 39 9 34 1234 3 42 6 9 7 20 820 Symonds Yat —j 7 49 9 46 1246 3 52 6 21 7 36 833 Lydbrook -|7 54 !9 53 1253',S 58 6 28 7 42 840 Kerne Bridge —17 59 '9 58 1258 4 3 6 33!7 50|845 Ross— arr 8 7 110 8 1 8;4 126 43 8 0 855 London —12 20 2 20 5 3018 30 1140 3 30 330 Wednesdays only.
SEVERN AND WYE RAILWAY. I DOWN TRAINS A.M. P M. P.M P.M. P.M Monmouth (Troy), .dep.. 9 0 1*240 4 5,6 0 — Redbrook 9 6 1246;4 11-6 6'j — Bigs weir 9 14 12o4 4 19,6 14' — Tintem 9 1 2 4 28|6 241750 Tidenham 9 30,1 10 4 36,6 3?|758 Chepstow arr.9 37:1 17 4 43j6 39|8 5 Sovern Tunnel Junction.. 9 55! 1 33 5 0 6 55,823 Newport 1046|2 48 5 34 7 15 9 1 Cardiff 11 7:3 10 6 0 7 40,930 Severn Tunnel June. dep. 10 3 2 15 6 5|7 7|849 Bristol (Temple Meads) arr 105013 2 6 56i7 48937 London arr.. 2 47|6 3010 0lll40|4 0 UP TRAINS London .dep.. (12 0 5 30 1045 1 20;3 7 Bristol (Temple Meads) dep.. j6 0 9 451 42 5 15|610 Severn Tunnel Junction arr.. j6 43 1026 2 28 6 0j750 Cardiff dep.. 6 10 10 5 1 30 5 25 618 Newport 6 31 10251 575 45|644 Severn Tunnel Junctioa 6 59 1055 2 35 6 17|7I0 Chepstow 7 131111 2 52 6 35626 Tidenham 7 19 1117 2 58 6 411732 Tintern 7 29 1127 3 8 6 5l'740 Bigsweir 7 36 1134 3 15 6 58 Redbrook 7 43 1141 3 22 7 5! — Monmouth (Troy arr.. ,7 50 1148 3 29 7 12 —
A PAUPEB'S BOLD REQUEST.—A singular request was considered by the Guardians of the Amersham Union, Bucks, at this week's meeting. It was con- tained in a letter from an inmate of the workhouse named William Burrall, who wrote :—" Gentleman, —It is now 18 months since I went for my holidays. Will you have the kindness tc grant me three days' leave. I shall take it as a very great favour. Sorry to say that my finances are at a very low ebb. (Laughter.) Will I be presumptive by asking If you will have the kindness to tender me a little assiatauce to enable me to enjoy myself. Hoping that you will not think this too presumptive, and thanking you for past favours, yours faithful." The Board, amused at the man's boldness, and hearing that he was very useful in doing a little whitewashing occasionally, granted the request, and at the initiative of Mr. Garney, subscribed 18s. 6d. among themselves in order that the holiday might be made more enjoyable. FATALITIES IN SOUTH MONMOUTHSHIRE.—The Coroner's returns show that the past quarter has been remarkable for the number of suicides and railway accidents. There were two cases of suicide by poisoning, two by hanging, one by drowning, and one by means of a razor. Four persons were accidentally drowned. It is satisfactory to find that only one fatal accident oocurred in the numerous collieries of the district.
Church Notices USK, MONKSWOOD, GWEHELOG, fc GLASCOED- Week commencing Juty 9th, 1899. Sixth Sunday after Trinity. USK. Celebration of Holy Communion ..8.30 a.m.: Matins, 11 a.m Sunday School 2-30 pm. Bible Class 3 45 pm. Evensong 6.30 p.m. GLASCOED— Evensong 6 p.m. GWEHELOG— Eveusong 6.30 p..m MONKSWOOD—Celebration of Holy Communion. 10 Evensong 3 p. m DAILY SERVICES. Matins.8 a.m Evensong 7.30 p.m TUESDAY. Archdeacon's Visitation-Monkswood 3p m, Usk 4p.m. THURSDAY. Service in Mission Room W-H.S 8 p.m Male Sunday School Teachers' Meeting.9 p.m FRIDAY. Female Sunday School Teachers' Meeting 7 p.m Choir Practice 8 p.m Cyclists, Light Up! SUll., July 9, at 9.14 Thurs., July 13, 9.10 Mon., 11 10, 9.13 Friday, 14, 9.10 Tues, „ 11, 9.12 Sat., 15, 9. 9 Wed. 12, 9. j 1 (One hr. aft. S'set.) Temperature, Wind, & Rainfall AT USK TRMPKKATDKB. — DATE. r MAX. MIN. MEAN WIND. RAIN. Friday June 30 66 54 60.0 076 Saturday July 1 67 52 59.5 0.06 Sunday 2 61 55 58.0 0.00 Monday 3 64 50 67.0 0.00 Tuesday 4 70 46 58.0 O.Ofr Wed. 5 68 54 71.0 0.16 Thurs., 6 76 64 65-0 0.00 Total, 0.98, Readings taken at 10 a.m. and recorded for previous, day. Twyn House, Usk 4th Vol. Batt. South Wales Borderers G. (Usk) Company. Orders for Week commencing July 8th, 1899. 0 Saturday 8th, The Company will patade in Drill Order at 3 p.m. sharp for Inspection by Col. E. 8. Browne, V.O., Commanding 24th Regimental District. Every member must be present at the inspection or be non efficient. Monday, Class Firing on New Range from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Parade in Complete Marohing Order the same as for Camp at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, Class Firing, from 6 p.m Saturday. Parade in complete Marching Order for OtLi! TI I" 3 p.m. ALL i- must be at the Station by I p.m. on Saturday 15th properly labelled thus "G" Company 4th V.B.S.W. Borderers South Wales Volunteer Infantry Brigade, Porthcawl. By Order, A. W. WHITE. Captain, Com. G Company "r- I WATCH & OHAIN FOR ONE Di\]"GI:¡t. c. ( .) I 'J» Bojrs GirLs„ra'! Set a X1CKKL- A PLA-WD WATCH, also a CHAIN «n.l J JL CHARM tor «el)ing 1} du2en.WK-kaiMs .>r JSf BMJIK* at Firoptnee each, bend your -Jf? fUU addrMS including name of County, by return we will forward the Blulue, port paM, tar« premium list No money w mM.. J? (Department Cll •*»». ffMt Norwood, London. S.E. — JT Printed and Published for "THE COUNTY OBSBUVHR" NRWSFAPKR and PRINTING COMPANY, Limited, by JAMES HSNRT CLARK, at their Offices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County of Monmouth, Saturday, July 8th, 1899.
I USK. I POLICE COURT, MONDAY. Before H. HUMPHREYS, Esq., and H. A. ADDIS, Esq. D. AND D.—James Rosser, and his wife, Mary Rosser, Llanbadoc, were charged with being drunk and disorderly in Bridge-street, Usk, on Saturday night.—P.S. Sheddick and P.C. Bullock stated the facts of the caee, and the male prisoner was fined 5s. including costs, whilst his wife, who was by far the worse offender, was sent to prison for 14 days' without the option of a fine. I PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. I Before R. RICKARDS, Esq. (in the chair), R. W. RICXARDS, Esq., and H. A. ADDIS. Esq. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY.—Henry Lewis, tim* ber merchant, Llanbaddock, was summoned for obstructing the highway, at Trostrey, on the 29th ult.—P.S. Sheddick stated that on the day in ques- tion he saw defendant's timber carriage, laden with timber, so obstructing the load at Trostrey that cyclists were compelled to dismount to pass.— Defendant applied for an adjournment, so that he might bring witnesses to prove that the timber carriage was there but a very few minutes. He also contended that there was room for a carriage and pair to pass.—The adjournment was granted. No LiczNcE.- William Davies, labourer, Bettwa Newydd, pleaded guilty to keeping a dog without a licence.—Defendant's wife stated that a lady gave ber the dog two years ago, at the same time saying she would take out a licence for it. Consequently she had not troubled about getting one.—The Bench ordered the licence to be taken out at once. TRESPASSING IN RARCH op GAME.—Henry Poul- sora and Frederick Wickson pleaded not guilty to the charge of trespassing on the Castle Farm, in the occupation of William U. Mundy, :n the day time, in search of conies, on the 16th ult.—George Mundy, senr., the complainant, said that on the day in question he was in the Station meadows when he saw defendants and a lurcher dog. They ran away immediately they saw him, but he subsequently saw them at the Railway Station. Both defendants had expressed their sorrow for what they bad done, and he did not desire to press the charge. He sim- ply wanted to put a stop to the trespassing and hedge-breaking that was going on.—Fined 5s. each, including costs, or in default 7 days'. A WOMAN'S ASSA.ULT.-Mary Nicholls, Usk, appeared in answer to a summons charging her with assaulting Mary Ann Evans, on the night of the 27th ult. Defendant practically pleaded not guilty.—Complainant, who bore the traces of black eyes, having been sworn, stated that on the event- ful night, whilst she was sitting down to supper with her front door open, she heard defendant, who was in company with a man, saying some nasty things about her. She bore it as long as she could and then went out and spoke to them. Complain- ant further stated that defendant said to the man Give her two or three, Bill," and on his refusal to do so said H If you don't I will," at the same time accompanying the threat with several blows in the face.—Minnie Eastman was called as a wit- ness for complainant, but she swore that she saw no blows struck.—John Evans, son of complainant, gave evidence on behalf of his mother, stating that he saw defendant attack his mother and strike her several times.—Defendant, who elected to go into the witness box on her own behalf, stated that she struck complainant in self-defence as she thought she was going to strike her. She also objected to being called 11 Fairy Queen by the complainant. William Brown, as witness for defendant, said he saw the blows struck, but did not think the marks on complainant's face were the effects of such blows, He did not see Mrs, Evans strike defen- dant, neither did he hear her threaten.—The benoh considered the cit-io proved and imposed a fine of 5s. and costs, or in default 7 days. A CONSCIENSCIOTTS OBJECTOR.—Thomas Fordham, baker, Usk, applied to the Bench for a certificate of exemption from vaccination for his daughter, on the basis that he considered vaccination would be injurious to his daughter's health.—The application was granted, the Chairman remarking that the Bench were compelled by law to grant exemption I to a bona fide objector, which he thought was a mistake. m I