"IAN IIACLAItE.The Rev. Dr. Watson (" Ian Maclaren") on Wednesday preached the dedication sermon at the Roath Park Presbyterian Church, Cardiff. DOWLAIS Woiiics.-At a meeting of shareholders in the Patent Nut aud Bolt Company [Limited] held at Birmingham on Wednesday the proposal to purchase the works of Lord Wimborne at Dowlais, Cardiff, and Abercynon was agreed to o unanimously. WILLIAM HANCOCK AND Co. [LIMITBD].—At a meeting of the directors of William Hancock and Co. [Limited], held on Tuesday morning, Colonel Gaskell in the chair, all the directors being present, it was unanimously resolved, subject to audit, to recommend that a dividend for the half- year ending May 31st, 1900, be declared on the preferred ordinary shares at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum, and on the deferred ordinary shares at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum; that the sum of X2,320 5s. be carried to the reserve account, thus raising it to S105,000, and that £684 5s. be carried forward. This dividend make, with the interim distribution, 8 per cent. for the year on the deferred ordinary shares, as against 6!- per ceut. for the previous year. DEATH (IF LOUD Locti.-Lord Loeb, formerly Governor of Cape Colony, and High Commissioner for South Afrioa, died on Wednesday afternoon, at his London residence, at the age of seventy-three. The late Lord Loch [served in Doth the Army and the Navy, and afterwards was engaged on special diplomatic service in Turkey and China. A RECOllD PKICE.— On Wednesday afternoon, at Stevens's Auction-rooms in London, an unrecorded egg of the great auk from a French collection, the finest specimen known of this special marking, realised the record price of 305 guineas, and another eg, which was purchased in a box of fossils at an auction in Kent in 1891 for 36s. sold for 180 guineas. The purchaser of both eggs was Mr. Gardiner.
Church Notices USK, MONKSWOOD, GWEHELOG, & GLASCOED. Week commencing June 21th, 1900. Second Sunday after Trinity. USK „ Celebration of Holy Communion 8.30 a.m. Matins H a.m. Sunday School .2.30 p'rn Evensong 6.30 p.m. GLASCOED—Celebration of Holy Communion 10.30- Evensong 3 p.m. GWEHELOG- Evensong 30p.m. MONKSWOOD— Evensong 6 p.m FRIDAY. St. Peter, Ap. and M. Celebration of Holy Communion.8,30 a.m Sunday School Teachers' Meeting.7 p.m. Choir Practice 8 p.m. DAILY SERVICES. Matins •••jj a.m. Evensong .7.30 p.m. :,q PI ,'IÕ 4th Vol. Batt. South Wales Borderers-, G (Usk) Company. Orders for the Week commencing June 24th, 1900.. Monday, Company Drill, at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday, Recruits' Drill, at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, Class Firing, from 5 p.m. Friday, Recruits' Drill, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Battalion Drill at Pontypool, the Company to parade at the Armoury at 2.45 p.m. Dress-Drill Order with Water Bottles, 20 rounds of blank ammunition per man. There will be a Church Parade on Sunday 1st July, By Order, A. W. WHITE. Captain, Com. G Company. Cyclists, Light Up! Sun., June 24, 9 19 Thurs., June 28, 9 19 Mon., „ 25, 9 19 Fri., 29, 9 19 Tues., 26, 9 19 Sat., 30, 9 18 Wed. 27, 9 19 (One hr. aft. S'set.) Railway Time Table for June. DOWN TRAINS. A.M A.M A.M A.M. P.M P.M London .5 40 1037] — 3 15 Ross — dep. ,7 0 8 15! 1035 2 55 — ;7 10 Kerne Bridge —7 118 27I104G 3 6 — 7 21 Lydbrook —j7 16 8 32|1052 3 12 — 17 29 Symonds Yat — 7 21 8 37il0o9 3 19 — 7 35 Monmouth, May H. 7 33 8 50 1114.3 33 i7 46 Monmouth, Troy \l 38 9 35 1245 3 55 5 10 8 5* Dingestow — 7 46 9 4311254*4 3*5 17 8 12* Raglan —I? 54 9 4911 2'4 11|5 24 8 19* Llandenny —7 59:9 55 1 8 4 16i5 30 8 25 IfSK — 8 6 10 2 1 17 4 23;5 38 8 33 Little Mill Junct'n 8 17 1012 1 30 4 34 5 49 8 44 Pontypool Rd., arr 8 25i 1018 1 38 4 411.5 55 8 50 London — |l 15(4 35 6 30 11451114513 30 Thursdays only. UP TRAINS. A.M A.M A.M A.M. P.M P.M. P M. London — — — — 5 30 9 011 15 3 35 Pontypool Rd., dop 7 40 — 8 45 11 o|2 20|G 15 8 15 Little Mill Junct'n 7 44 |8 49 11 9 2 24 6 19'8 19 Little Mill Junct'n 7 44 8 49 11 9 2 246 19'8 19 USK — — 7 53 8 20 8 58 1118 2 33 6 29 8 28 Llandenny —1 — 8 27 9 5 112712 42 G 40 Raglau- — — 8 33 9 11 1133:2 48 6 46 — Dingestow —1 8 40 9 16 1140 2 55:6 54 Monmouth, Troy 7 35 8 50 9 30 1230,3 38|7 17 8 15 Monni'th, May Hill 7 39 ,9 34 1234 3 42w 20,8 20" Svmonds Yat —17 49 |9 46 1246,3 o2>7 .iG,8 33 Lydbrook 7 54 9 53 1253 3 58 7 42 8 40 Kerne Bridge 7 59 9 58 1258-4 3 7 50 8 45- TjOSa arr 8 7 10 8 1 8:4 l*2i$0 8 55 London — 2 20 J 2 20 5 40)8 30'll45:3 30 Wednesdays only. SEVERN AND WYE RAILWAY. DOWN TRAINS A.M. P M. P.M. P.M. Monmouth (Troy)..dep.. 9012404 56 0 Redbrook 9 61246,4 11:6 6 Bigsweir |9 14 1254 4 196 14 Tintern 9 22 1 2 4 28 6 24 Tidenham i9 301 104 366 32 Chepstow arr.. |9 371 174 43,6 39 Sovern Tunnel Junction.. |9 55 1 33 5 | Severn Tunnel June. dep.jlO 32 15 6 6 30 10 0 4 a UP TRAINS r .dep.. 12 0 5 30 10451 15, Bristol (Temple Meads) dep.. 6 0 9 45 1 425 15 Severn Tunnel Junction arr-* jj 28 6 0 Cardiff d6P-* 8 10 6jl 30.5 25- Newport ?7 102ojl 57|5 45 Severn Tunnel Junction o o9 1055 2 35j6 17 Chepstow 1 13 1111 2 52 6 35 Tidenham 7 19 1117 2 58 6 41 Tintern 7 29 112713 8 6 51 Bigsvreir 7 36 1134:3 15 6 58 Redbrook 7 43 1141 3 227 5 Monmouth (Troy arr.. 7 50,1148113 29 7 12 Printed and Published by THE COUNTY OBSPRVEFT," NEWSPAPER and PRINTING COMPANT, Limited, by JAMBS IbNRY CLARK, at their Offices, Bridge- Street, Usk, in the County of Monmouth, Saturday. June 23rd, 1900-
) Chinese Affairs. I The Secretary of tht) Admiralty has received the following telegram from Rear-Admiral Bruce at Taku, viA Chifu, dated June 20th June 18.—No News from Commander-in-Chief and advanced guard. Tientsin now cut off. Heavy fire heard there last night. Three thousand Russian troops under major- general here. My communications with allied authorities most harmortioua.-Ii'car- Admiral, Second-in-Command. SHANGHAI, Wednesday (10.5 a.m.). News has been received from Pekin that the foreign legations were all right on Sunday last. According to a Chinese report. Admiral Seymour's colamn has reached Pekin.—"Daily Telegraph Special Correspondent." SHANGHAI, Thursday. A letter from Peking, which has been received by a high Chinese official, statel that pandemonium is ruling there. Prince Tuan, father of the infant heir-apparent, is reported to have sacked and burned the palace. The Emperor is said to have been killed, and th.) Dowager-Empress is reported to be missing, and in some quarters is believed to have committed suicide. A desperate struggle is going on between the leaders of the different parties to obtain the vast treasures of the Dowager-Empress, and it is hoped that the Chinese and Manchus are so busy slaughter- ing each other that foreigners may have escaped the full attention of all sects.—Dalziel. The Admiralty on Thursday afternoon reported that the following telegram had been received from Rear-admiral Bruce: TAKU [via Chefoo], June 21st, There has been no communication from the commander-in-chief for several days, nor with Tientsin for five days The Allies hold Taku forts and Tongku securely and they will advance for the relief of Tientsin when in sufficient strength. Troops are expected from Hong Kong to. morrow, and 300 from We-Hai-Wei the day after to-morrow. It is believed that fighting is constantly going on round Tientsin. 0 0 Our garrison there should be about 3,000 men. The telegram concludes- The following proclamation was agreed to this morning, to be at once isstied:- The admiral and senior naval officers of the Allied Powers in China desire to make known to all viceroys and authorities of the coasts and rivers, cities, and provinces of China, that they intend to use armed force only against the 'Boxers' and peoples who oppose them on their march to Peking for the rescue of their fellow- countrymen." HONG KONG, Thursday. Her Majesty's sloop Rosario left suddenly at two o'clock, bound for the north. Her Majesty's o'clock, bound for the north. Her Majesty's cruiser, Bonaventura, and her Majesty's gunboat, Redpole, have steam up, and are ready to start at I an hour's notice. Hell Majesty's torpedo-boat destroyers, Hart and Handy, have been put into commission, and, having coaled, are ready for emergencies. The American gunboat, Don Juan de Austria, has sailed, it is supposed for Caiitoii.- Presi Association. The Times" correspondent says Li Hung Clifing's mission in the Chinese capital will be that of mediator between his Government and the Powers.
CHEPSTOW. I Agent.-Mr Clark J BOARD OF GUARDIANS' MEETING.—Mr. Bircham, Poor-law inspector, at the Chepstow Board of Guardians ou Saturday, gave some interesting statistics as to pauperism in the Chepstow Union, He said the pauperism of the union was 2.8 per cent. of the population, whilst the average in Monmouthshire was 2.3 per cent., and cost of paupers 3s. 3d. per head, the cost in the Chepstow Union being 3s. 10d. The percentage of 2 pauperism per head of the population of Wales and Monmouthshire was 3.1, with a cost of 4s. Md, average. He showed that the sum collected in the Union under the head of poor-rate in the year was about £ 13,800, which, with allowances for officers and grants under the Agricultural Rating Act, brought up the total receipts to J £ 16,0'i0. Out of that, however, only i'6,392 was spent on the poor, and that included in-door relief ( £ 1,879); out-door relief ( £ 2,510); lunatics ( £ 846); loans, salaries of officers, and other expenses whilst the remaining £ 10,tfl2 was for highway rates, school attendance, and other purposes.
LLANSOY. I A PROPERTY CASE. I At U.-Ir County Court on Wednesday, the case of William Henry Fowler v Mary Jeukins came before His Honour Judge Owen. This was an action brought for the recovery of possession of a freehold field of about 5 acres situate at Llansoy, near Usk. Mr. Poyper [instructed by Messrs. W. C. A. Williams, of Monmouth] was for the plaintiff, who resides at Sedgeley, near Wolverhampton, and Mr. John Sankey [instructed by Messrs. J. H. Jones and Co., of Cardiff] was for the defendant, who is the postmistress at Llansoy, and who pleaded the Statute of Limitations. Mr. Sankey stated that the action was originally started by Mr. Fowler against Mary and Charles Jenkius. Interrogatories were administered and there were instructions to counsel to settle the replies thereto. After the reply of Charles Jenkins wa delivered the action against him was discontinued, and he [the learned counsel] asked for costs for him. The application was granted. According to Mr. Poyser, defendant's husband was tenant of Mr. Henry Fowler, who died in 1885, leaving the property by will to his son, the plaintiff. On the 4th July, 1888, plaintiff stated that he received £ 4 10s. for rent in a registered letter, and a receipt was sent with a communication, which, as the posting thereof could not be formally proved, and the defendant denied the receipt, could not be put in as evidence frorri the plaintiff's letter book. Defendant, who said she transacted all her husband's business, denied all knowledge of the money being sent. 0 In answer to Mr. Sankey, plaintiff admitted that theJ64 10s. received was for rent due on the 2nd August, 1885, and that was the only amcunt he had received. His Honour remarked that plaintiff had put himself out of Couit by that statement. Mr. Poyser urged that a payment within the twelve years was sufficient, even if it were for rent for an earlier period, but His Honour held otherwise, stating that his recollection of all similar cases was against Mr. Poyser's contention. In reply to His Honour, Mr. Sankey said he did not know whether or not the late Mr. Charles Jenkins had bought the property. They had no documents whatever respecting it. In the result, His Honour gave judgment for the defendant upon the facts and also under the Statute. The whole circumstances of the case were very curious, he said. It was curious for plaintiff to have received one payment of rent in 1888, when there were three or four years due, and for him not to take the slightest notice of it from that time. Mrs. Jenkins had sworn that she wrote all her husband's letters, and that no money had ever been sent, or, if sent, it must have been sent by some public benefactor, which he [His Honour] could not understand. She also denied the receipt of any letter, and had stated that no application for rent had been made by the plaintiff. The Statute of Limitations was legal, but as to the honesty of it he would not speak. He should exercise the discretionary power he possessed, and not grant any costs, but those already given. Mr. Saukey having spoken in reply, His Honour tersely remarked, "Law is one thing, and honesty another." -+- 1
RAGLAN. I A gent—Mr. Jro Parker, Photographer. I COUNTY COUNCIL DAIRY SCHOOL. I At the classes held in Raglan, 17 students made 170 attendances out of a possible 170, taking a keen interest in the instruction, 15 out of 17 giving written essays on dairy work and dairy manage- ment. Ihe examination, which took place on Tuesday, aroused a good deal ot interest. The highest marks were gained by Miss Ethel Jones, The Dell, Raglan, who obtained ninety-eight and a half marks out of a possible hundred. The beat written essay was that of Miss Perkins, Raglan Vicarage, who was closely followed by Miss B. E. Jones and Miss Polsue, both of Raglan. Miss Madge Kellett did the practical teaching, the lectures being given by Mr. W. J. Grant, organising secretary under the technical education scheme for Monmouthshire. Dr. George Gibbons, J.P., of Tinley, Bath, was the examiner, and he spoke in high terms of the excellent work done at the school, saying that it would more than favourably compare with any of the many classes he had examined in this and other counties. He reminded the students that they must put into practice what they had been so well and carefully taught in their own homes. The making of both butter and cheese, he added, was one of the oldest industries. The awards in the competitive examination were as follows — Class A.-I, Miss Edith Herbert, Llandenny, 9G marks 2, Miss J. Polsua, 95 3, Miss Perkins, 94 r. and v.h.c.. Miss Newman, 92 h.c.. Miss Clara Powell, 91 c., Miss Gertrude Watkins, 89; Miss F. Jones, 87 Mrs. Trumper, 8Gi. Class B.-I, Miss Ethel Jones, The Dell, Raglan, 98; 2, Miss Lucy Jeffreys. Chapel Farm, Raglan, 97; 3. Miss Blanche Jones, Raglan, 94-1 r. and v.b.c., Miss Edith Jones, 94; h.c., 2 Miss Emily Jones, 92; Miss Sarah Griffiths, 91!; Miss Lizzie Jones, 91 Miss Lucy Jones, 9i'i; c., Miss Z. Griffiths, 84. The prizes for the essays were awarded as follows :— Class A.-I, Miss Perkins; 2, Miss Polsue; 3, Miss F. Jones; r. and v.h.c., Miss C. Powell; h.c., Miss E. Herbert c., Miss Newman. Class B.-I. Miss B. E. Jones; 2, Miss L. Jeffreys; 3, Miss Emily Jones; r. and v.h.c., Miss Edith Jones; v.h.c., Miss E. M. Jones, the Misses T. Griffiths, L. A. Jones, and S. A. Griffiths. All the students in both classes were awarded the county certificate. Mrs. Beach Perkins, of the Vicarage, Roglan, distributed the prizes, and a large number of visitors were present. Mr. Jones kindly lent the room for the presentations.
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Sin GEORGE WHITE.—Sir George White was presented on Saturday with a thoroughbred Irish charger subscribed for by the working classes of Belfast. A magnificent diamond bracelet was also given to Lady White. Subscribers to the number of 20.000 were present on the Belfast show ground where the presentation was made, and the day was observed as a holiday.
ABERGAVENNY. I POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY. I BOROUGH BUSINESS. I Before LIEUT.-COL. W. H. WHEELEY (in the chair) I J. O. MABSH, Esq., and DIt. S. H. STEEL. j THE VACCINATION QUESTION. I David Edwards, Llanover, applied for an order of exemption from vaccination, for his female child, aged 16 weeks, on the (ground that other children of his had suffered very much after having been vaccinated. They had suffered from prostration and deterioration for about IS months. Dr. Steel Do you say that was due to vaccina- tion ? Applicant: Well, it came after vaccination. Chairman Are the other children well now ? Applicant: Yes, but I don't think that small- pox ia all prevalent now as it once was. Chairman Thanks to vaccination, and thank God for vaccination. Applicant: I think the effect of vaccination gets out of the constitution of a child in a few years. Dr. Steel: Well, then it should be re-vaccinated. Applicant; But they are not, as a matter of fact. Dr. Steel We cannot argue that point. There are & great many fanatics who found objections to vaccination on very slight premises. Applicant: I am not a fanatic. Dr. Steel: There are always a certain number of cranks to be found on that and other questions but the concensus of opinion of not only England, or Europe, but of the whole world, is in favor of vaccination. A man could not he admitted into the German Army without being vaccinated. Applicant: Then the majority of our legislators are fanatics. One half of the House of Parliament are fanatics on that head. Dr. Steel: The majority of men of educated opinion hold strongly to a certain view that is generally to be accepted as of value. Applicant Still, I don't see wby my child should be put to all that suffering. Dr. Steel: But your child becomes a public danger. Your objection is not a sufficiently valid one. Applicant: What do you consider a valid objection. The Clerk (Mr. F. Baker-Gabb, acting for Mr. J. B. Walford): It is not for the Bench to explain the law to you. Applicant: I thought it was sufficient to be con- scientious. Dr. Steel: You know it is important for the Bench to be very cautious in giving these assump- tions because your child may cause the death of a dozen others. Applicant: I should be sorry to think so. Dr. Steel: Yes, but it might eisily become a fact, all the same for your being" sorry to think so." Chairman During the great scourge of small- pox at Gloucester, parents were hurrying to get their children vaccinated, and those who had had oonscientious objections were the first to run for help, to the vaccinators. If snch a thing happened to Abergavenny, I quite believe you would be one of the first to fly to vaccination for aid. Dr. Steel I hope you will carefully consider this. Applicant: I feel sure that an injection of lymph would prove injurious to the constitution of any child. Chairman Well, you can have the exemption, but I hope that as your child grows older and stronger you will remember thw. Applicant: Well, I'm not an ignorant man. Chairman Of courae not. We grant that with reluctance, because we think you are making a great mistake, and your child may be the cauie of the spread of this dire disease. MILK AND WATER. Herbert Gooch, Yspitty Farm, milk vendor, pleaded guilty to selling milk containing 8 per cent. of water.—Mr. Stafford Gustard pointed out that this was not the first time defendant had been before the Court on such a charge.—Inspector Sargent proved the case, and defendant was fined £10 and costs 4s. 6d., and 10s. 6d. Analyst's fee, or one month. The money was paid. Henry Burcher, for selling milk similarly treated, was fined 20s. including costs. Elizabeth Sevenoaks, for selling milk which she called skim milk, but which the Analysis showed wis made up of 38 parts milk, 5 parts separated milk, and 12 parts water, was fined 10s. and costs, I and catUioued.—Mr. Utyd Gardner defended this case.
CHEPSTOW. I COUNTY ÇOVRT, MQNDAY, I Before itis Honour Judge GWEK, J THE COMPENSATION AcT.-The case of Tom Haddock, of the Cross Inn; Aylbitrton, '6ár Lydney, against Messrs. Fishei1 atl<i oons, of Newry, again came on. On a former occasion his Honour upheld the contention of the defendants that he had no jurisdiction, as they were practically foreigners, with only an Irish address, but the Court of Appeal decided that he mast try the case. Tha plaintiff was injured whilst assisting to discharge iron bars from the Frontier Town at Lydney, the vessel belonging to the defendants. He had helped to discharge the same vessel before. The facts were admitted, and the question was one of law. Mr. Kilburn, for the defendants, argued that the plaintiff had not been employed 14 days as required by the Act, but Mr. Parsons contended that as that objection had not been filed before it was not admissible now. Mr. Kilburn further contended that a ship discharging was not a factory within the meaning of the Act. His Honour considered it an extraordinary form of unloading to use partly a winch on the ship and partly a hand winch on shore, and said no case had been decided where both methods had been used. After some lengthy arguments he said he would reserve judgment. In answer to Mr. Kilburn, his Honour said that if his point as to the 14 days was not precluded by the technical objection raised by Mr. Parsons, he was in Mr. Ivilburn's favour. The costs of the appeal, as well as the other costs, will depend upon his Honour's judgment.
PONTYPOOL. POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. I Before W. L. PRATT, Esq. (chairman), MR. E. FO<VLEB. and Mr. W. PEGLEB. I MISCELLANEOUS.—Thomas Morgan, W. Davies, Jaa Matthews, Geo. Buck, Henry Lane, and Henry Morgan, were each fined 19s. for being drunk and disorderly ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT.—Thos. Brown, grocer, Pontypool, summoned Thos. Michael, working at Tirpentwya Colliery, for embezzling £ 2 Os. 6d. Mr. Browne, said that on May 28th, defendant took a load of corn for him to Mr. Llewellyn, Loverny Farm, Hafodyrynyns. He bad not paid witness anything for the corn, the money for which would have amounted to Z2 Os. 6d. Michael gave Mr. Llewellyn a receipt which witness produced. It was in the handwriting of the defendant. The case was adjourned for a week in order that Mr. Llewellyn might appear and give evidence. Defendant was liberated on bail. No EVIDENCE OF THEFT.—Rachael Lloyd was summoned by Emma Davis, for stealing a chicken fit Blaenycwm. Mr. Webb defended. The case was dismissed. STEALING COAL.-—John A. Llewellyn was summoned for stealing coal from the Glyn Pits oa 31st May. He was bound over to come up for judgment whon called upon. UNLICENSED DOGs.- Richard Edwards was summoned for keeping a dog without a license at Abersychan. Fined as. cost's and 7s. 6d. for a license.—Henry Williams was summoned for a similar offence at Abersychan, and was similarly dealt with. STONE THItOWING.-Thos. Whitington was summoned for throwing stones at Pontypool. Fined 2s. 6d. REFUSING TO QUIT.-Richard Rees was summoned by Mr. J. B. Yendall, for being drunk and refusing to quit the Llanbilleth Hotel, on June 6th.-Mr. Webb prDeecuted-Fine(I 20s. No GUN LICENCE.—Samuel Jones was summoned tor carryiog a gun without a licence, at Abersychan, on 19th May.—Fined 5s. costs, and 10s. for a licence. RIOTOUS BEHAVIOUR.—Frederick Williams, John Evans, and Llewellyn Whiteman, were summoned for riotous behaviour, at Abersychan.—Williams was fined 10s., Evans 7s. Sd., and Whiteman 7s. 6d. A DISORDERLY PAIR.—George Watkins, and George Simmonds were summoned for riotous behaviour at Abersychan, on 5th June. Fined Is. 6d., and 10s. respectively. ASSAULT BY A Ft'RNtFit,-Al organ Protberop, farmer, Cwmavoii, was summoned by Albert Gulliford, for an assault on 5th June. Albert Gulliford said that he was passing Protheroe's farm, and defendant came out and said that he should not go that way. He then struck him on the chest, and caught hold of his arm, and said that if he put a foot on an inch of his ground, he would cut his throat. After hearing considerable evidence defendant was fined 20s. 0 ASSAULT ON A WOMAN.—Robert Charles was summoned for an assault on Mary Ann Pearce.- Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 40s. I INDECENCY.—Moses Moreton, summoned for indecency at Sebastopol, was fined 10s.
USK. I PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. I Before R. RICKABDS, Esq., and H. A. ADDIS, Esq. I POOR LAW CASE3. I Trevor Cording was summoned for jEl 15s. Gd., arrears due under a maintenance order.—The summons had been served by affidavit at N ewbridge j defendant did not appear.—From the evidence of Relieving Officer L. S. Davies (Usk district, Ponty- pool Union) it appeared that the original order was made on August 19th, 1897, ior Is. per week. Defendant was a single man. There were two other brothers, married men, who found the amount demanded from them. A letter from defendant, promising to pay, bad been received, and an order to pay the amount due within fourteen days was made. Mr. Davies applied for a distress warrant against Tom Redman, of Newb'.idge, he being JE1 IG,¡. in airear under an order similar to that in the last case.-Grtinted. OCCASIONAL LICENCE. Mr. A. J. Green, of the Three Salmon's Hotel, Usk, was granted an occasional licence for the cricket field on Saturday next, on the occasion of the match Usk v. Penarth.
War Telegrams. BLOEMFONTEIN, Wednesday. Lord Kitchener narrowly escaped being captmed by the Boers on the 14th. He was sleeping in a railway carriage at Kopjes Siding, when at three in the morning the enemy, under De Wet, suddenly opened rifle and gun fire on it. Lord Kitchener at once saddled his horse and galloped to Rhenoster River, two miles away, where Colonel Spens was encamped with 1,300 men and 6 guns. The enemy, who were 900 strong, and had three guns, were very active. They bnrned a culvert, which had just been rebuilt, and derailed a train.- Reutei-'s Special Service. DURBAN, Wednesday, June 20. Accession Day is being celebrated here very loyally. Royal salutes were fired at noon by the gunboats in tho harbour, and all the ships are covered with bunting. Natal's loyal subjects of her Majesty fervently hope for long life to the Queen.—" Daily Telegraph Special Correspondent." On Wednesday the War Office published the subjoined despatch From Lord Roberts to Secretary of State for War. PRETORIA, June 20 [12.20 p.m.]. Juue 20.—Hunter's advanced column occupied Krugersdrop without opposition on the 18th. Methuen, who was escorting large convoy to Heilbron yesterday, routed force under Christian de Wet, who endeavoured to prevent his entering the little town. Methuen had only three casualties. Baden-Powell left this to-day on return journey to Rustenburg. Country is quieting down in that direction-a satisfactory state of affairs, which will be materially assisted by the capture between this and Rustenburg, on the 19th inst., of two guns by Hutton's mounted infantry, from a body of the enemy, under Commandant Du Plessis. Railway and telegraph communication with Cape Town is now completely j restored. All quiet here, and Johannesburg shops are open, and the market is daily becoming more t crowded and businesslike. I
MONMOUTH. I Agent.-Afr. Cairt,ey. Bookseller. Monmouth. I BESTOWAL OF BRONZE MEDALS.-The Royal Humane Society has awarded a bronze medal to Sapper E. Ryan, Monmouthshire Engineer Militia, for his gallant conduct in rescuing a comrade who had fallen from the military bridge crossing the Monnow at Monmouth on May 14th and a bronze medal to Sapper Richard Evans, of the same regiment, for gallantly rescuing Sapper Barrett from the same place on May 21st. SHOCKING CKUELTY TO A HORSE.-A t the Shire- hall, Monmouth, on Thursday (before the mayor and other magistrates) George Roberts, 32, farm labourer, was charged in custody with unlawfully and maliciously maiming a horse belonging to Charles Howells, butcher, on June 18tb. Prisonu was hauling manure for his employer, when he attacked the animal with a dung fork.—Mr. Stewart, veterinary surgeon, said the mare had ten punctured wounds on its head and body, besides weals and abrasions.—Prisoner told Poliee-sergeant Tucker that the mare would not pull. He used the fork to prick her up a bit, but did not intend to injure her.—Prisoner who told the Bench he had been drinking, admitted the offence, and was oommitted for trial at the next assizes.
PONTYPOOL. Agentt—Mr. J. Harding, Market Bookstall, and iiestrt Jonei and Edwards TREVETHIN SCHOOL BOARD.-A special meeting of this body was held, when Messrs. J. Daniel, J.P. [chairman], T. H. Deakin, J.P., W. C. Watkins, A. James, J. Evans, G. Jeukins, and the Revs. H. B, Robinson, and P. A. Degon attended. The question of the proposal fvr new school buildings in the district was considered, and the Board resolved to visit the locality affected and report at the next meeting. It was resolved that tenders be invited for the work, and also for the painting required at the Varteg Hill Board Schools, and the Master's house at Pontnewynydd. With regard to the alterations to the Garndiffaith School it was decided to re-advertiso for tenders. GRIFFITKSTOWN SCHOOL BOAltD.-At the usual meeting at the Board Schools, Griffithstown, there were present:—Messrs. W. James [in the chair], J. Brown, J. Williams, and the Rev. J. H. Rees.— On the proposition of Mr. Rees, it was resolved that the Clerk apply to the Board of Education for a copy of their model form of bye-laws. It was decided on the proposition of Mr. J. Williams that the summer holidays should be during the same period as that agreed on by the Trevethin School Board.—The Clerk reported that the next labour certificate examination would take place at the George-street Board School at 9.30 a.m. on the 14th July. It was agreed that the Headmaster should examine the pupil teachers in teaching and domestic economy, and that Miss Hall should examine them in needlework once each quarter as desired by the Trevethin School Board.
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Cricket. USK v. CARDIFF. This match was played at Usk, on Saturday last. and resulted in a win for the homesters, as the following scores will show:- USK. Mayes b R. Cjlley 5 S. A. Hiley b R. Colley 0 Major Wynyard c and b R. Colley 9 F. Hill b li. Colley 1 T. Rees b C. Colley 1 < G. Edmumds c Auckland b R. Colley 35 Rev, H. J, Bates b Baker 27 J. Waters b R. Colley 23 H.C.Daviesnotout. 9 F. J. Edmunds c Haines b C. Colley 12 G. Pauling b R. Colley 3 Extras. 12 Total 137 CARDIFF. Hames c Wynyard 4 C. Colley c Bates b Hill 2 P. F. Bush b Pauling 15 it. Colley b Alayes I G. Cording run out 30 Esleton b Pauling 0 W. D. Baker run out 0 J. P. Cadogan not out 21 Lewis b Mayes I R. Auckland b Mayes 3 Jv. Hiley (sub.) b Mayes. 1 Extras. 12 Total 90
LLYNGIBBY CASTLE v. MR. H. LONGSTAFF'S XI. Played at Llangibby Castle on Thursday week. The scratch team were strong in bowling, and Dr. Rutherfoord Harris's men were not able to do much against the trundling of Davies, Osborne, and Lewis, iun. Scores: LOXOSTAFF s XI. H. Longstaff, st Pauling, b Davies 11 b Davies 0 J. 03borne, b Davies 3 b Dwies 9 W. Jones c Petty b Davies 3 c Palk b Williams 3 T. Osborne, I.b w. b Davies 1 absent 0 G. L. Scott, b Davies 4 c Cook, b Davies. 0 J. P. Lewis, jun. b Pauling 1 not out 1 J. O. Hughes, c West b Davies 0 b Davies 3 F.W.Burpitt, b Davies 4 run out 6 W. B. Cleaver, o Wickson st Pauling, b b Davies, Davies 2 G. H. Llewllyn b Price 4 b Davies 1 J. P. Lewis, not out 4 st Pauling, b Wickson 5 Extras 13 Extra 1 Total. 51 Total.. 31 LLANGIBBY. F. Pryce, run out 1 1. b. w. b Osborne 0 T. Williams, run out 2 b Osborne. 0 2 G. Paulina, b Lewis 1 b Osborne 0 H*. Palk, b Lewis 0 b Osborne 3 W. Davies, b Lewis 14 c sub., b Osborne 7 W. West, b Osborne, 2 b Osborne 0 J. Wilkson, c Hughes, b Lewis 1 b Lewis, itin. 1 W. Kennett, b Lewis 0 b Lewis, jun. 1 C. Cook, nut out 2 b Lewis, jun. t) F. Petty, st Jones, b Longstaff 0 not out 2 tiff D. Fossatt, c Scott, b st Cleaver, b Longstaff 0 Lewis 2 Extras 6 Extras 5 Total. 29 Total 23
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SUDDEN DEATH.—Joseph Price, a collier, residing I at Princess-street, Treherbert, died suddenly on SUDDEN DEATH.—Joseph Price, a collier, residing at Princess-street, Treherbert, died suddenly on the Treherbert Railway Station platform. Price, with others, was awaiting the 8.3 a.m. train for Swansea, and inteuded going to a funeral at Gorscinon. He wa3 seen to suddenly fall, and Swansea, and intended going to a funeral at ID Gorscinon. He was seen to suddenly fall, and upon examination life was pronounced extinct. I ACCIDENT AT A NEWSPAPER OFFICE.—Owing to the" fall of some huge rolls of paper in the printing department of the "Daily Express" office on Sunday night some stone paving gave way, and' three of the employees were injured so seriously as to necessitate their removal to a hospital, where they are said to be doing well.
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