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USK. Agent-Mrs. E. K Jones. Stationer I THE WBATHEB.—The range of atmospheric temperature locally has been extraordinary of late. on Thtirsda3 it was very cold all day, sittinsr-rooin fires having to be re-lit for comfort in many houses. USK BAND PA.RTY.-As will be seen by advertisement, a meeting of those interested in the local Band Fete will be held at the White Hart, on Wednesday evening. It is hoped there will be a good attendance. VOLUNTEER INSPECTION.—Saturday, the 6th of July, is appointed for the annual inspection of the 4th Batt. South Wales Borderers, and the function will take place on this occasion at Cwmlicky, near Pontypool. The men are to appear in field firing dress. On Saturday, the 22Dd June, there will be a Battalion rehearsal of the inspection at Cwmlicky. The Active Service Company just returned from South Africa will, under Captain Kemmie, take part in the inspection. DR. HARRIS ENTERTAINING CHILDREN.—To-day (Saturday) Dr and Mrs Rutherfoord Harris are giving a further instance of thfir interest in the welfare of the district by providing a munificeut entertainment in the grounds of Llangibby Castle, whereby 100<1 children and 500 adults from Newport will be able to enjoy a grand day's outing. We understand that dockers, their wives, and children are to be the guests on the occasion, and a full account of the proceedings will be given in our next issue. VOLUNTEER CHURCH PARADE.—On Sunday morning last II G" (Usk) Company of the 4th Vol. Batt. South Wales Borderers, attended Divine Service at St. Mary's Church, Usk. Captain Stanley Williams was in command, and there was a fair muster, nearly sixty rank and file parading. The Band (under Bandmaster Madley) accompanied the men from the Armoury, in Porthycarne-street, to the Church, and back again. The Rev. E. W. W. Pugh (curate) officiated in the Church, Mr. H. Humphreys, J.P., assisting by reading the Lessons. -is 11 TEA MHETING.-The annual tea meeting in connection with the Twyn Congregational Church was held in the Castle Grounds (by the kind permission of Mr Albert Addams-Williams) on Thursday afternoon. The weather, which, during the day was threatening, fortunately kept fine, though somewhat cold. The tea tables were presided over, or attended by Mrs J. Glyn Williams, Mrs W. Gibbon, Mrs Jeukins (Beech Hill Cottage), Mrs Jones (Beech Hill Farm), Mrs Jas. Thomas, Miss L. Thomas, Misa Eva Smith, Miss Mullett. Miss Blakemore, Miss Day, 3fre Gameson, Misses Davies (New Barn), Mrs Williams (Beech Hill). Mis Wm. Jones. Mrs Willetts, Mrs Mullett. Mrs Blakemore, Messrs. Davies (New Barn), E. Brown, and G. Selby. Mr Herbert, Twyn Shop, satisfactorily catered. There was a capital attendance, including a couple of breakloads from Newport, and a very enjoyable time was spent, various games being indulged in after the tea. FUNERAL OF MR. D. PR,TTLERO -The mortal remains of Mr. David Prothero, who, as reported in our last issue, died comparatively suddenly from blood poisoning last week, were interred in U r-k Churchyard on Sunday afternoon. The atteudauce was abnormally large, much sympathy being felt with the bereaved family in the town. Deceased, who WitS a warder in H.M. Prison, Usk, was in the 50th year of his age, and resided in Baron- street. His fellow-officers acted as bearers, and amongst those present to pay the last tribute of respect were Mr. F. W. Gibson (Governor of H.M. Prison, Usk), Dr. Boulton (Prison Surgeon). Mr. George Evans (Chief Warder), the Police, members of the local Court of Foresters (of which deceased wan a member), &c. At the Churchvard gate the cortege was net by the Rev. E. VV. W. Pugh, Mr. H Humphreys, J.P., and the surpliced choir. As the Church was entered the organist (Mr. W. R. Martin) played the Dead March in Saul. The choir chanted the special Psalm, and the hymn I commencing, Peace, perfect peace" was sung. Mr. Humphreys read the Lesson. At the graveside, at the conclusion of the Burial Service, the Funeral Address of the Foresters was read by Bro. T. Knight. The mournful event was most impressive, and was witnessed by a large number of people.

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