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USK. Agent-Mrs. E. K Jones, Stationer VOLUNTEER BAND PAtLTY.-TI)e op,n-air ball and tea in aid of the Band funds of the Usk Volunteers takes place in Usk Castle, on Thursday next. It is hoped that there will be a. largs party present. MR. SPICER'S BILL.—Mr. Spicer's Monmout shire Sunday Closing Bill failed to get a hearing in the House of Commons on Wednesday. When the speaker ran through the list of orders for that day, that had not been reached, Mr. Spicer rose and formally said next Wednesday "when the Bill was alluded to. AClilDENT.-Oll Friday week, Mr. Harrhy, of the Bell Inn, Llanbadoc, while engaged hauling bark on the Abergavenny-road, was precipitated from the top of a load to the ground by the sudden jolting of the waggon, and had to be conveyed home, the injury sustained being at the back of the neck. SESSIONS AND ASSIZEs.-There are at present eight prisoners for trial at the Summer Assizes to be held at the Shire Hall, Monmouth, next week, before Mr. Justice Day. For Quarter Sessions at the Sessions House, Usk, there are also eight prisoners on the calendar, and as the Assizes arc to be held oil the regular Quarter Sessions day the date of the Sessions has been fixed for Friday. STAGE COACI-I.-Dr. F. Rutherfoord Harris's stage coach, "The Rocket" will commence running on Tuesday next. The coach will leave the King's Head Hotel, Newport, at 10 a.m. The first week it will run to Raglan Castle, and the second to Tintern Abbey, and so on alternately till September 29th, the dayi4 for Raglan being Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and for Tintern Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. ANGLING.—The recent rain improved the river for the salmon angler, and kills" have been more numerous than has been the case for a very Ion"- time. Record :—Friday—General Sir Charles L. Barnard. K.C.B., two. Saturday—Mr. R. Rickards, one, 91b.: General Miguon, one, 121bs. Tuesday—Mr. E. King, six, nIb, 131b., 141b., 151b. (2), and 161b.; Mr. H. W. Pride, one: Mr. Cartwright, one, 101b.; Mrs. Lister, one Mr. W. Russell, one, ll)|!b. Wednesday—Mr. R. W. Rickards, one. WESLEYAN PARTY.—The annual tea in connec- tion with the Usk Wesleyan Chapel was held in the Town Hall, on Thursday, and was very well attended, a number of friends, as usual, coming from Newport. The tea was presided over by the followingMrs. T. J. Smith, Mrs. E. Powell, Miss Price, Mrs George, Mrs. Coggan, Mrs. Summerfield (Newport), Mrs. Williams (Cwm- bran). and the Misses Smith. A public meeting followed the tea, the Revs. L. Railton, G. Minedew, and others giving addresses. "THE MONMOUTH BOROUGHS."—At the New- port Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, it was decided to send to the borough member a copy of the correspondence which has taken place between that body and the Postmaster-General and the general manager of the Great Western Railway Company respecting all-night telegraphic facilities. The hon. member wrote regarding the change of designation from member for the Monmouth Boroughs to member for Newport." He pointed out that there were only two ways of making the change—by special Act of Parliament or by bringing forward the matter when the next Redistribution Bill is before the Legislature. It I was agreed to wiiit until a redistribution Bill was introduced.

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