MONMOUTH. POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. A POSTMAN IN TROUBLE. Tom/Edgar Harold Farror, 21, rural postman of Monmouth, was charged on remand, with stealing letters, postal orders, and stamps, the property of -the Postmaster-General, oil or about January 11th and February 15th of this year. There were two separate charges, viz., stealing a postal order for 5s. and twelve penny stamps on January 11th, and stealing a letter and postal order for 2s. on February 15th. Mr. Smith, postmaster of Monmouth, said prisoner had been in the employ of the Postmaster- General from November, 1892, till the 27th inst., when he was arrested on the present charges. Elizabeth Williams, a domestic servant at The Cwm Farm, near Monmouth, said that prisoner called at the house daily to deliver and receive letters. On January 11th witness handed prisoner a letter containing the postal order produced for 5s. and twelve stamps. The letter was sealed and directed to Miss Cleeveley, The Quinsan Horton- road, Gloucester. Witness identified the order by the number, 772820, which she wrote on the paper produced before enclosing the order. Annie Maria Morgan, letter-sorter and telegraphist at the Monmouth Post Office, proved cashing the order for the prisoner on January 15th.. Frank Wint, a clerk from the G.P.O., said he investigated certain complaints coming from the prisoner's round. He saw the prisoner at the Monmouth Post Office, on June 27th, showed him the order prodaced. and asked if the signature was his handwriting. Prisoner said it was, and added that he bought the order at Monmouth Post Office, intending to send for some garden seed, but subsequently cashed it again. Witness then told the prisoner that the order was bought for Miss 0 Williams, The Cwm, and that it was enclosed in a letter addressed to Gloucester and handed to him by Miss Williams. Prisoner then admitted cashing the order, but said be did not steal it from the letter. Prisoner eventually admitted to witness that he stole the order, and when asked to turn out his pockets bolted out of the office. P.S. Tucker arrested the prisoner, who, when charged, replied" I admit it," adding, "betting has beeu the cause of it." Prisoner was theu formally committed to the Assizes. The next charge was that of stealing a post letter containing a postal order for 2s., handed to him by Miss Williams, The Cwm, on February 15th, and addressed to Miss Collius, 109, Ryecmss- street, Gloucester.—Miss Williams and Mr. Wint having given evidence, Sapper W. Jenkins. R.M.R.E. (Militia), proved cashing the order for the prisoner, and giving him the money, A number of stolen post letters found on the prisoner when arrested were prod(iced.- Prisu tier was then committed on this charge, bail being allowed.
I PONTYPOOL. I I POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. I Before E. FOWLER, E*q. (chairman), and B. I NICHOLAS, E-Q. I YOTING DEPREDATORS.—Charles Hacker, Simeon Robinson, Robert Watts, and William Woodhouse, boys, were summoned by J. Randle, for malicious damage to the extent of 8s. to growing fruit at Lower Mill, oa the 27th J uoe.-Defendants pleaded guilty.—Prosecutor said that he had a very ehoice lot of fruit in his orchard, and he was obliged to take these steps to protect himself as a large amount of depredation was going on. He thought £3 or £4 would not cover the injury done to his strawberries, &c.— William Meakim gave evidence.—A fine of 4s. 6d. costs each, and 6d. each damage was imposed. CLAIM OF IMPROVEMENTS.—The owner of 30, George-street, Pontypool, was summoned by Evan Jones, on behalf of the Pontypool District Council for private improvement expenses, amounting to £3 6s. 5d.—Mr. Cable, the occupier, was present, and said that Mrs. Leacher was the mortagee, but he had not heard anything of her for a considerable period.—Mr. Haden, cletk to the Pontypool D.C., said that notices were served upon the owners to provide certain sanitary improvements. As the work was nut done, the improvements were carried out by the Couucil. These proceedings were taken to recover the amount expended.—Mr. J. Powell, inspector of nuisances and surveyor to the Pontypool District Council, have evidence as to the notices served, and the carrying out of the work by himself.—Mr. Evan Jones said that he had made application for the money to Mr. Cable, as the reputed owner, but he disclaimed liability.— An order for the amount claimed and costs was made against the owner. THEFT OF Ilo-Ey.- Reginald Ingram. 13. was summoned for stealing half-a-crown, the property of Annie Augusta Cooper, Griffithstown, on the 27th Juue.—Mrs. Cooper said that she left her purse containing half-a-crown, sixpence, and a penny oii tab^ jg kfj house and she afterwards ilSafu itiat iier little child, age* 18 iuolitHs, nad picked it up. On going outside, she saw the defendant with her purse in his hand. She said that it was hers and took if from him, but on opening it found that half-a-crown and a penny were missing. The boy said that he had not opened it.—Charles Emmett, Oxford-street, GriSithstown, said that he saw the defendant in Oxford-street, where he gave witness 2d. and told him not to say anything. He afterwards picked up a purse from the gutter opposite Mrs. Cooper's house. He opened it and held up sixpence which was in it-P.C. Maxfield said that he went to the defendant's house and charged him with stealing the money. He at first denied it, but afterwards said that he would confess it, and pulled the money out of his pocket. When he denied it the mother toldim to tell the truth, and said that he had said nothing to her about it.—Defendant now said thaS be found the purse on the side of the field. -Defeiiclaiib was bound over to come up for judgment when UI)2!A, The parents were ordered to pay the costs, 8e. TRESPASS BY «OY$.RI?H0TH&8 Whitney (9), and David Morgan (It), Were summoned by E. J. Williams, for malicious damage to growing gralls and turf-, damage 6d. at Llauhilleth, on the 21st June.—Defendants were represented by their parents.—Mr. L. E. Webb prosecuted.—The defendants were fined 4s. 9J. each.—Mr. Morgan said that grown-up people were allowed to cross the field, and the children therefore took advantage of it. —————
RAGLAN. I PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY. I Before S. C. BOSAXQUBT, E*Q (chairman), Sir J. Bart. TRANSFER.—The license of the Crown Inn, Raglan, was transferred to Mr. Edward Jones, Old Shop. No LICENCE.—Edward Williams, labourer, Tregare, was summoned for unlawfully carrying a gun without a licence, and trespassing on Ortha Farm, Tregare, on June 15th.—Defendant admitted the offence.—Mr. Owen, supervisor, Monmouth, gave the facts.—Fined JE1, and costs 6s. 6d. CRUELTY CAS E.-Henry Seaborne, 12, of Clytha, was charged with cruelty to a donkey by working it in an unfit state.—Defendant's mother appeared.-P.C. Thomas (Llanartb), said that he was with P.O. Preece (Raglan) going along the highway at Penrose about 8.15 a.m. on May 31st, when he met the defendant driving a donkey and cart. A cheese press, weighing about four or five cwt. was in the cart. After passing them, he noticed something fall from the donkey to the road. He found it was the pocket-handkerchief (produced) covered with blood. He followed the boy, who owned that the handkerchief was his. He said he could not help it, it was healed up when he left home. Witness examined the donkey and found that the near shoulder was much swollen and there was a wound, raw to the bone, about the size of a florin. There was also an old sore under the saddle. He asked the boy who ordered him to bring the donkey out, and he said his mother.— P.C. Preece corroborated.—Mrs, Seaborne said that she knew the donkey was sore at times, but she did not know it was in an unfit state for work when it was sent out.—Ordered to pay costs (7s).-Thoinas Seaborne, labourer, Clytha. and father of the last defendant, was similarly charged.—Mrs. Seaborne pleaded for lenity. Her husband was about to be removed to the Infirmary, and she had four children to support.—Ordered to pay costs (6s). STRAY HOUSES CAMP FIRE.-Ruth Davies, licensed hawker, who did not appear, was charged with allowing three horses to stray on the highway. —P.S. Keylock, Raglan, said that at 2 p.m. on the 13th Jane, he saw defendant with three waggons drawn up on side of the highway in the parish of Dingestow. The horses had been taken out of the waggons and were straying some distance away. Fined 10s. and 7s. 6d. costs, or 14 daytt'The same defendant was then charged with lighting a fire on the highway at the same time and place.- P.S. Keylock said defendant was frying meat over a fire, and pleaded that it was too hot in the van. Fined 10s. and costs 6s., or 14 days'. ANOTHER.—Matthew Stephens, licensed hawker, who did not appear, was charged with allowing three horses to stray on the highway, at Dingestow, on June 13th.-P.S. Keylock gave the facts. Fined 10s. and 7s. costs, or 14 days'. D. AND D.—Michael O'Connell, journeyman saddler, late ot Raglan, was charged with being drunk and disorderly.—Defendant did not appear. -P.C. Preece said he found defendant in the Village on June 4th. about 10 p.m. He was drunk and making use of obscene language. After some persuasion, defendant went on. About twenty minutes later, however, witness found him creating a disturbance in Caatle-street He told defendant to go home or he would be locked up. Ultimately he did as requested.—Fined 5s. and costs 6s. 6d. or 14 days'. PIGS STRAYING -H. J. Mezen, farmer, Bryngwyn, was charged with allowing pigs to stray on the highway.—Defendant did not appear.-P.C. Thomas said on June 27th, he found IS pigs belonging to defendant on the highway near the Red Lion, Bryngwyn. He went to see defendant, who refused to believe him, but went at last and drove the animals home. Three previous similar charges were proved against defendant.—Fined 10s., and costs 4s. 6d., or 14 days'. i,oAcTi -,Tames Seaborne, labourer, Clytha, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game 0 on land belonging to Colonel I. Herbert, Llanarth.—Defendant pleaded not guilty." —Mr. H. Lyne, Newport, prosectited. -William Alsop Jones, farmer, Llewincelyn Farm, Penrose, said he was driving to Raglan, on June 9:h, between G and 7 p.m., when he picked up defendant by the Mill Brook, Bryngwyn. Later on defendant returned with him. and in the meantime he had imbibed enough in the village of Raglan to make him talkative and confidential. Defendant showed him a bird which he pulled out of his Docket. It was very much like a partridge. Defendant said he took it off a nest near a stile by the Argoed Farm, Llanarth. He said there were It eggs in the nest, and he broke one to see if it were good. He left the others in the nest.—In cross-examination witness said he would not swear, but in his opinion the bird was a partridge.-Defelldant here said it was not, and asked for the case to be adjourned to produce witnesses to support his contention.—The Bench, however, considered sufficient time had been given defendant to prepare his case.-Fraticis Marks, gamekeeper on the Llanarth Estate, stated that on hearing from the last witness he examined the place on the 14th June, and found a partridge's iiest. There were no eggs in it, but bits of shell were scattered about. The grass and bushes near had been trampled down. He saw defendant the same day, and asked him where the nest was he took the partridge from. Defendant I said he knew the nest by the stile and, if he had a partridge, that was where he got it from. He also said he saw the old birds there, but he did not believe he (defendant) killed either bird he was drunk on the 9th inst. He asked witness who had told him, and he refused to tell him, but defendant said It must be Jones, of Llewincelyu," and added that he would give it that In reply to Mr. Lyne, witness said it was getting a common occurrence for partridges and pheasants' nests to be interfered with.—Fined £1, costs 9s. 6d., or one month. NVIfICIi WBRE THE GEESB !'—Maria Jones, married woman, living on TheTwyn, Clytha Hill, appeared to answer a charge of threatening to kill and do bodily harm to a neighbour, Elizabeth Matthews, also a married woman.—Complainant said that on June 13th, at about 11 a.m., while cleaning boots in her house, she heard defendant's daughter call out Mother, Matthews' geese is out here." Complainant went out to see where the geese were, and found defendant slashing the geese with a whip. She had a basin in her hand also at the same time. She said to defendant Don't kill the gulls. I don't prevent you from keeping any." The geese were not on defendant's property bat on a piece of common land near. Defendant replied, I will kill you and the geese." Defendant pushed herself against complainant who thought she was about to strike her with the basin. She therefore held back as she had two little ones by her side. Complainant called out for a witness and defendant told her u to go to —— In reply to the Bench, complainant said she went in fear for herself aud children.-P Complainant denied that her gander had attacked defendant's children. Defendant strongly asserted it had, and said she would slay it the first opportunity, if it cost her X20. Then ensued a woray difare between the two ladies.—Jane Matthews, mother-in-law of complainant, cor- roborated complainant's story. Another battle royal began when defendant examined the witness, and again the Chairman had to stop the turmoil. The Bench decided that Mrs, Jones must keep the peace for six months, and she was bound over in the sum of XIO, after a good deal of persuasion from the Bench. SCHOOL CASES.—James Jenkins, labourer. Raglan, was fiued 5s. for disobeying an order of the Justices to send his son, Tom, regularly to school.- John Shepard, labourer, also of Raglan, was fined 2s. 6d. on account of the irregular attendance of his stepson, Arthur Moore. Defendant's wife said, in extenuation, that she understood the boy was at school.—W. E. Rausome, attendance officer, Monmouth Union, prosecuted in both cases. I
USK. i PETry SESSIONS, THURSDAY. I Beforo HAROLD ADDAM* WILLIAMS and HENRY A. ADDIS, Esqs. EXTENSION OF LICENSED HOUB^.—On the applica- tion of Mrs Gunter, John Guuter, of the Beaufort Arms, Monkswood, was granted an hour's extension on Thursday next, on the occasion of the annual parish party. VACCINATION- EXEMPTION-. —Arthur William John Probert, of the Lower Prescoed Farm, Llanbadoc, applied far a vaccination exemption certificate in respect of his first-born, Frederick William John, who, he said, would be three months old on July 22nd, and was afflicted. In answer to the Chair- man, applicant said he thought the child might be injuriously affected by vaccination. If an epidemic of small-pox broke out he would hava it done, and if the boy got stronger as he grew older. He had no objection to vaccination it-self.-The certificate was granted. POOR RATF. —A poor rate at Is. in the £ (6d. on agricultural land) for the parish of Llangwm isba was signed.
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I CURRENT TOPICS. THE SICK AXD WOUNDED. The debate in the House of Commons on the hospital equipment in South Africa, will not remove the impression that there has been inadequate provision made for the sick and wound- ed. Up to quite recently, there was a general belief in this country that the medical arnuigments were ample, and as near perfect as they could be. The testimony of such authorities as toiir William MacCormac, and Mr. Treves, confirmed this belief. and whatever other shortcomings there were, everyone was pleased to think that the sick and wounded would want for nothing that care and foresight could provide for them. The revelations made by Mr. Burdett Coutts, upon his own personal knowledge, therefore came upon the public like a bombshell. Mr. Wyndham was unfortunately unable to refute the general truth of these tales of suffering, but contended that ample provision of medical men, nurses, and stores, had been made by the home authorities, and that what was amiss was caused by the rapid marches, and the difficulties of transport. There is, of course, every allowance to be made for these immense difficulties, but after they had been overcome to a great extent, Mr. Burdett Coutts contends that the same terrible conditions of hospital neglect existed for weeks and weeks afterwards. There is clearly a case for further inquiry, and for instant measures to ensure proper treatment in the future for the sick and wounded. AX AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. I Lord Brassey has rendered many services to Britain during the time that he has held the office of Governor of Victoria, aud not the least of them is to be found in the careful observations which he has made of the possibilities of Australia for pur- poses of Imperial defence. One of his ambitions is the creation of an Australian reserve for the Navy, and on this subject he remarks that there are 30,000 men admirably qualified for such service In the event of crews of the ltoyal Navy being summoned home, say for defence of the shores of Britain, these men would take their place. Lord Brassey advocates further the organization of an Australian Imperial Yeomanry, for which he has found splendid material among the riders of the Australian Bush. These men who are perfectly at home in the saddle and are first ra'e shots, are ó6 of the same up-bringing as the Australian horsemen who have been fighting in South Africa and proving themselves a valuable addition to the regular forces of the Empire. For an animal ex- petiditure of C100,000, Lord Brassey thinks it would be possible to retain a force of five thousand men, who would be prepared in gaso of need to serve in any part of the world, DOMINION DAY, I The first of July is Dominion Day, which is always kept as a public holiday in Canada. It is also celebrated in L mdon by a Canadiau dinner, to which more than usual interest attached this week, in view of the striking manner in which the Dominion has come forward in the common interests of the Empire. Canada is happily engaging in an unexampled period of progressive prospericy. When the Dominion was constituted in 181;7 it consisted of the four provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Bruns- wick. It was not until 1S80 that all British possessions in North America, other that New- foundland, were iucluded in the Dominion. In the same way we may hope that the new Australian Common wealth will eventually include all Australasia. During tbe laafc 30 years, the popu- lation of Canada has increased from some three- and-a-half to about five-and-a-half millions. There is however plenty of room for more, as may be judged from the fact that the Dominion is twenty seven times as large as the United Kingdom, aud not far short of the total area of Europe. IMPERIAL TRADE. I The unanimous passage, by the Congress of Chambers of Commerce, of a resolution on the subject of Imperial trade, is an event of some importance, seeing that it embodied a direct request to the Government for investigation of the subject by a Royal Commission. The intro- duction of the question elicited many speeches, one of the most notable of which was that of Mr. Ritchie, who favoured some modifica- tion of the doctrines and practice of the strict Manchester Free Trade school. The resolution which was finally adopted was the result of a com- promise and requested the Government to appoint a Royal Commission composed of representatives of Great Britain, her Colonies, and India, to con- sider the possibilities of increasing and strength- ening the trade relations between the different portions of the Empire. ASHANTI KEHELLION. The rebellion in Ashanti is one of those things which serve to impress upon us the responsibilities of empire and at the same time it affords confirm- ation of the view that. it is necessary to increase considerably the strength of ouc standing army. It should be remembered, however, that apart from the question of trade, Britain is rendering con- spicuous service to the cause of civilisation by bringing countries like Ashanti under the rule of the Queen. We shall be able to tame the fierce barbarians of the class which has given so much trouble at Coomassie, but a more important consideration is the freedom from tyranny and cruelty which we extend to many thousands of people who have been under the iron heel of men whose only standard of right ilt might. For a multitude of weak and defenceless people, Ashanti and the neighbouring country will become in the course of the next few years a paradise ill comparison with what it has beeu. CIIINESE Arl,,Alttq. I The situation in China has bt!en greatly relieved by the return of Admiral Seymour to Tientsin, and the now assured safety of that important place. The losses incurred by his force of about 2,000 men, are undoubtedly serious, amounting as they do to tt2 killed, and over 200 wounded. These losses however are not so severe as was at one time com- monly reported, and the detailed account of the Admiral's advance from Tientsin shows that his small force was constantly in dauger of being overwhelmed. The Chinese appear to have fought better than moot people would have given them credit for, and were, consequently, mowed down hy hundreds, but even this counts for little against overwhelm- ing odds. In the light of after events, Admiral I I Seymour's advance upon Pekin seems to have been more hasty and impulsive than wise, in view of the alarming state of affairs in the: district, but it was of course undertaken in face of the urgent necessity for affording help to the foreign Ministers aud Europeans iu Pekin. The result will no doubt be pointed out as a British failure, and, after the present flare up, the real struggle in China well consist of diplomatic rather than of military operations. THE COMPANIES lIILL. The Companies Bill, which has been referred to the Grand Committee on Trade, embodies some useful reforms, but it is to be feared that Mr. Butcher takes too paugtiine a view of the measure when he says that it will strangle dishonest com- panies in their inception. What the Bill will do if passed in its present form is to prevent persons from acting as Directors without taking shares in the Company, to compel the publishers of a prospectus to disclose the payment of "promotion money" and the consideration therefor, and to prohibit Directors from proceeding to allotment before three-fourths of the capital has been pro- vided in cash. These points are important, and would afford welcome protection to the public, but there are still many others with regard to which legislation would be useful. SCHIMSS FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE. I One of the results of the Boer war, as might have been expected, has been the preparation by individuals of several schemes for national defence. Major General Sir F. Maurice has published the details of his plan for a cycle defence of the coun- try, and hopes to experiment on a large scale next Bank Holiday with some operations between London and the South Coast, which will no doubt excite very considerable interest. Again Dr. Warre, the head master of Eton, h secured a large measure of public attention for a scheme which he lias prepared for enrolling voluntary cadet corps, iu connection with the secondary schools. Something has been done already in this direction, as, for example, at Dr. Warre's own School, but he thinks that the enrollment of cadet corps is capable of great extension, and that the thoroughness of the training might be increased to such an extent that the country would be able, in case of need, to draw from the educated youth of Britain a free supply of men qualified to hold com- missions as officei-A. Dr. Warre's lecture will no doubt have the effect of strengthening the hand of Lord Meath, and those who are acting with him in endeavouring to induce the War Office to modify their unsympathetic attitude towards cadet 1 corps.
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Sipldo Acquitted. I Brussels, Thursday.-The trial of Sipido and his alleged three accomplices in the attempt to shoot the Prince of Wales cam? to a sensatlOnli I I conclusion this evening. Counsel for the defence again eloquently pleaded for the youths, urging that they were the bre id-winners of their respective families despito their tender ye-irs. The Advocate- General having replied fur the prosecution, the jury found that Sipido and his fellow prisoners had com- mitted the act alleged, but thut they were too young to understand properly the gravity of their action. This WIlS, of course, tantamount to their acquittal, and the prisoners were thereupon ordered to be dis- charged from custody. The Public Prosecutor asked ii Sipido might be placed at the dispoial of the Government with a view of his being placed in a reformatory and kept there until he shall have attained the age of 21 years. The Court refused the application, and the prisoners then left the Court. Central News. FOOD AND DRUGS ACT.-At Tredegar Police- Court on Tuesday a number of prosecutions, at the instance of the Monmouthshire County Council, were conducted by Mr. Lyndon Moore, Newport. The first case was against John Davies, collier, Beaufort, who was charged with selling milk from which* 30 per cent. of fat had been abstracted. Mr. Thompson, county analyst, proved his certificate and said the lack of quality in the milk must have been due to abstrac. ion, as there were no indica- tions of water having been added.—The wife of the defendant swore that she had not tampered with the milk in any way. The Bench imposed a tine of 15, including costs. William Davies, land- lord of the Tredegar Anns Hotel, Rhymney, was fined £ i, including costs, for selling whiskey which was 35.GD degrees below proof. Joseph Price, grocer, Beaufort, was fiued £ 2, and £ 3 2s. costs, for selling a mixture purporting to be camphorated oil, but which was devoid of the necessary ingredients to make it comply with the provisions of the statute.—Mr. T. G. Po well appeared for the defendant.
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Fatality at ttrytuitawr. SEQUEL IN THE POLICE COURT. William Evans, contractor, Ebbw Yale, was charged at Brynmawr Police Court on Monday with furious riding at Brynmawr on June 9th, when Benjamin James, Nantyglo, t»9 years of age, was knocked down, and died from concussion of the brain and shock on June 25th. The verdict at the coroner's inquiry was that deceased met his death by misadventure whilst watching a trotting display, and, whilst not imputing blame for the death of deceased to Evans, the jury severely condemned the practice of displaying trotting horses in a public thoroughfare. The evidence of three witnesses went to prove that defendant was riding at from 9 to 13 miles an hour. Mr. Daniel Evans. Brecon, who appeared for defendant, pointed out that if the Bench found his client guilty of furious riding on the occasion then, notwithstanding the verdict- of the Coroner's I' Court, he would have to be commuted for man- slaughter. On behalf of defendant he put in a large number of testimonials, said the charge was dismissed.
Unurcn Notices USK, MONKSWOOD, GWEHELOG, & GLASCOED. Week commencing July 8th, 1900. Fourth Sunday after Trinity. USK- Celehration of Holy Communion 8.30 a.m. Matins 11 a.m. Sunday Soliool 11-30 p.m Evensong 6.30 p.m. GLASCOED- Evnn«one .6 p.m' GWEHELOG- Evensong .6.30 p.m MONKSWOujj — Matins. 10.30 a.m Celebration of Holv Communion. FRIDAY. Sunday School Teachers' Meeting.7 p.m. Choir Practice 3 p.m. DAILY SERVICES. Matins 8 a.m. Evensong .7.30 p.m.
Cricket USK V. MR. E. H. T. A. RICKARDS' XL Pliyed at Usk on Saturday. Score USX. F. Hill, b Rickardg 6 Mayes, b Rickards 8 G. Edmunds, b Rowntree. 42 Rev. Bates, b Rowutree 12 T. Rees, b Rowntree. 0, J. Waters, b Rowntree 4 W. F. Roberts, c and b Watson 11 F. Edmunds, b Rowtree 17 Corpl. Thomas, l.b.w., b Watson 9 H. C. Davies, not out g W. Stockham, b Watsoil <3 Extras. 11 I Total 131, R. H. T. A. RICKAKDS* XI. H. Watson, c Bates, b Mayes. 1 Sergt. Rowntree, b Hill § F. Stockham, b Mayes 7 R. T. Rickards, l.b.w., b Mayes I C. S. Linton, b Hill,. S. Baiiies, iiot out n L. M. Miller, b Hill I C. Wightwick, b Mayeg I R. B. Woosman, b Mayes I H. Haggett, b imayes 0 E. Bowyer, b Alayes 0 Extras. 5, Total. 52
USK V. CHEPSTOW. .11. Played on the Usk ground on Wednesday. Score USK. Mayes, st Cole, b Edwards 15 Sorgt. Rowntree, run out 25 F. Hill, b Edwards. 20 G. Edmunds, b Tudor. 0 L. F. Stedman, b Edwards. Rev H. J. Bates, I.b.w., b Hutchinga 10 S. Baines, c and b Tudor 17 T. Reps, b Tudor I F. J. Edmunds, b Tudor 2 J. Waters, c Mullins, b Tudor 4 CorpI Thomas, not out 2 Extras. 13 Total. 108 CHEPSTOW. F. L. Cole, 0 Baines, b Stedn*a>n 35 A. E. Mullins, b Rowntree 0 V.Morgan, b Rowntree (). G. Hutchings, c F.Edmunds, bRowntree 7 J. Rust, b Mayes 2" .G. Williams, b Hill 5, Tudor, b Hill .3 R. Goss, not out 2V H. Edwards, b Hill. 0 C. Packer, st Thomas, b Rowntree H. J. S. Butt, c Bates, b Hill 1 Extras 14 Total S&
Markets. USK CATTLE, Monday.—There was a rather poor" supply at the usual monthly market to-dav. Stock sold well. Ewa mutton, lamb, and veal were cheaper, and pigs were selling dearer. Prie(-s Best beef G £ d„ to 7d. per lb.; second quality, 5^1. to fid.; wether mutton, 8d. to 8id.; own, ditt* 6,1 to 7d.; lamb, 8d. to 8M.: veal, 7^1. to 8d' cowa'atid calves, L12 to 416 each yearlings, £ 6 to ts two- year-old, Xio to £ 12; sows atd pig*, ;C- i to £10; strong stores, 3os. to 45s. each three months' old. 22s. to 25s.; wearers, 15s. to 18s.; porkers (heavy), 8s. to 8s. (id. a score ditto, light, 9s.; baconers, 8.s. a score. NEWPORT, CATTLE, Wednesday.—There was not a very plentiful supply, but the stook did very good trade. Quotations: Best beef, (jld. to 7d. per lb.; secondary ditto, 6d. to best, wether mutton,' 8d. to 8d.; veal, 7d. to 8d.; porker pigs, Los. to 2 Ios. 6d. per score. NEWPORT, CORN, Wednesday.-Wheat, after the rapid and big advance, has declined Is. per quarter, and is now firm at that. Maize is firm and dearer. Barley is firm. Beans very firm and (id. dearer. Oats unchanged. Fines, 219. (id.; offals firm and dearer. NEWPORT, CHEESE, WEDNESDAY.—Good snpply and attendance. Business brisk. Quotations Caerphillies 42s. to 48s. per owt.; fancy dairies, 50s. to 52s.; singles, 40s. to 42s.; doubles, 52s. to 5!s. truckles, 52s. to 58s.
The Transfer of Donlais Works. Lord and Lady Wimborne attended on, Saturday night a gathering of the Dowlais- workmen on the lawn of Dowlais House. His- Lordship said he felt bound to contradict the rumour that they were going to leave Dowlaia. In the new company which would be formed by the amalgamation with the Patent Nut and Bolt" Company, he had arranged to keep a large quantity of preference and debenture shares, and he would still have a word in the management at Dowlais.
-=-=-=-=-====-==- Cyclists, Light Up! Sun., July fI, 9 1.1, Thurs. July 12,. 9 12- Mon., 9, 9 14 Fri., 13, 9 11 Tues., 10, 9 14 Sat., 14, 9 10 Wed., „ H, 9 13 (One hr. aft. S set.) 9 4th V 01. Batt. South Wales Borderers. G (Usk) Company. Orders for the Week commencing July 8th, 1900„ Monday, Company Drill, at 7.30 p.m, Tuesday, Fitting Equipment at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, Class Firing, at-5 P.M. Friday, Fitting Equipment, at 7.30 p.m. Saturday.—The Company will parade at 12:30 p.m., and proceed to camp at Salisbury. Sptoial-, train. By Order, A. W. WHITE. Captain, Com. G Company. l.. Printed and Published by c- TERE COUNTY OBSERVER," NKWSPAPEB and PKINTINO COMPANY; Limited, by JAMES HENKY CLARK, at their, Offices, Bridge Street. Usk, in the County of Monmouth, Saturdays Ju)y 7th, 1900-
CAERLEO. SPECIAL SESSIONS, MONDAY. Before A. M. PILLI-NER. Ecq. (in the chair), the Rev. D. B. JoxES. A. WILLIAMS, Esq., and G. B. T. N ICHOLL, Esq. ALLEGED ASSAULT BY THE POLICE. The adjourned hearing was resumed of the case in which P.S. George Lewis and P.O. John Rowlands were charged with assaulting Samuel Morgan Jennings, a mason, at Caerleon, on the 29th May. Mrs. Bessie Houghton, of the Bull Inn, Caerleon, stated that about 5.30 p.m. on the date in question, Jennings came into the bar, followed a few minutes later by his housekeeper, a woman named Ada Harris. P.S. Lewis came in shortly after and said Yon should not have served this woman she is drunk now." Lewis told Jennings to take the woman home, and they left together. Jennings was aiot drunk, but both might have had some drink. William James Houghton, landlord of the Bull, stated that Jennings and Harris left the house quietly and Lewis made no complaint. In a few minutes he saw the sergeant pass on his bicycle. Shortly afterwards he returned, caught hold of Jennings by the back of his coat, and threw him down. He put his right knee on Jennings's chest, and crossed his arms. Then he caught hold of him by the collar, pulled him up, twisted him round, and then let him drop again. Lewis fell with him, and still kept his knee on his chest. Jennings was helpless, and did not struggle. A milkcart was passing, and Lewis pulled Jennings into it. The 11 75 cart went off at a trot. One of Jennings' feet was dangling upon the ground and Lewis was kneeling in the cart. Witness saw no reason for the rough treatment Jennings received. Jennings was shout- ing and throwing his arms about when Lewis accosted him. He appeared to be excited. Mrs. Mary Mackenzie, High Street. Caerleon, corroborated, adding that Lewis bumped Jennings's head upon the ground. Plaintiff did not resist. The violence used was quite unnecessary. Mrs. Ricketts, a. neighbour, remembered P.C. Rowlands bringing Jennings home on the 30th. His face was very badly swollen and bruised. This was the case for the prosecution. Dr. C. W. De Gruchy stated that he examined Jennings on the 30th May. He was in a weak state, and complained of pains in the stomach. He noticed a slight bruise below the left collar bone. He was dazed, and did not complain of bruises on the back. Both eyes were discoloured, and the forehead and the nose seemed bruised. Edward Arnold Green said he heard Lewis say to Jennings, You go home, Sam, or else I shall have to lock you up." Jennings replied, "I shall go when I like." Ada Harris told Jennings not to take any notice of that thing. Where ignorance is bliss 'tis folly to be wise.' He thought Jennings was drunk. He was very noisy. Witness con- sidered that plaintiff resisted the sergeant, but did not see him attempt to strike him. William Henry Dean thought if Jennings was not drunk he must have been mad. lYilliam Marsh did not think more violence wa used than was justifiable, Geurge W iUiam Stai'k, a dairyman, said he was passing through Caerleon in his cart, and saw rgeant Lewis struggling with Jennings. Plaintiff .said, If you will let me get up I'll go quietly." Lewis allowed him to do so, but when he was released Jennings tried to strike Lewis, but was prevented. Jennings was put into the cart, and Lewis held him down by the collar, and with one knee across Jennings's knee. Upon arriving at the police station, Lewis handed Jennings over to Rowlands. The sergeant did not enter the police station, but returned to the Bull to fetch his bicycle. An insurance agent, named Oakley, gave similar evidence. P.C. John Rowlands stated that Lewis handed Jennings over to him. Witness searched plaintiff, I and found a purse containing llM. upon him. He did not notice any marks on JetitiJtlps'a face that night. He saw them there in the morning, but did not know the cause. He had a struggle to get Jennings into the cell, and when he bad locked him up Jennings commenced to kick against the door. Jennings struck his forehead against the door when entering, but witness did not know how be received his black eyes. The following morning Jennings was discharged. Lewis did not go IfitO the cell until the morning, Jennings was -I kicking up a Ydw n for the first three or four hours, and the constable was forced to take his boots off. This concluded the evidence, and Mr. Herbert contended that the sergeant had done nothing more Than his duty, Mr. Powell contended that a sergeant or a con- stable were as much amenable to the law as an Ordinary person. The Bench decided that the prosecution had failed. They had found Lewis not guilty, and he would leave the Court without a stain upon his character. Jennings would pay the costs, amounting to £1 13s. 6d. The charge against Rowlands was then taken. Jennings stated that Rowlands struck him once in the face and bumped his head against the floor. He was unconscious nearly all the night.—The case was dismissed. Jennings was then charged with being drunk and disorderly on May 29th.P.S. Lewis gave evidence as to finding defendant drunk and very disorderly in Cross-street, his being locked up, &o.—The defen- dant was discharged, the Bench taking into con- sideration the fact that be had been locked up for one night. The proceedings lasted five hours and a half. 11 JJHUTAL ASSAULT. Richard Jones, farmer, was summoned for an aggravated assault on his wife, Jane Joneq.-Com. plaicant stated on Thursday her husband struck her on the head, aud she retaliated by slapping his face. He then struck her with all his strength above the heart, taking away her breath. He lay upon her for an hour and almost suffocated her. When he got up he again slapped her face.-Dr. C. W. De Grucby, as the result of an examination, stated that he found bruises on the left arm and elbow, the left knee, side of the forehead, the back of the head, behind the year, and in the pit of the Ptomtch.- Defendant denied striking his wife, and alleged that she luust have bruised herself. Defendant was fined 40s. or a month.—Mr. T. R. P. Herbert, on behalf of the wife, applied for a separation and main- tenance order. The couple, he said, were married at Caerleon in 1874. There were no children.-ilfrs. Jo cs stated that her husband's cruelty had driven her away from him on three previous occasions.— The separation order was granted. Defendant was ordered to pay 10s. weekly, also the Court, the doctor, and the solicitor's costs.—Jones: I'll not pay a farthing."
MAGAZINE EXPLOSION.—A dreadful fatality occurred-at Brean Down Fort, a gunner being killed by the explosion of the magazine. BREDIN BEATS CULLUM.—A foot race between Bredin and Cullum for £.50 took place on Monday evening at Treforest. The match was witnessed by_abont 60J persons. The distance, 1.001) yards, was twice round the course and half-way down. Cullum appeared to be in good form, btit Bredin looked a trifle seedy, owing to the overnight journey from Paris, where he won several prizes on Sunday. Cullum at once took the lead, his opponent being two or three yards behind during the two laps. About 100 yards from home, however, Bredin put in a fine sprint and won just by a foot. Time, 2min. 36see. 2