CWMBRAN. POLICE COURT, THURSDAY. Before Sir A. MACKWOKTH, Bart, (in the chair), ALFRED WILLIAMS, Esq., E. L. LYNE, Esq., and W. F. RAFAREL, Esq. DISMISSED.—John Richards pleaded not guilty to being drunk and disorderly at Cwmbran.—The case was dismissed, defendant being cautioned in consideration of the fact that it was his first appearance. SQUIBS.—Bees Jones, a ]ad, wa summoned for discharging a squib in Abbey-road, Cwmbran.— Ordered io pay costs, 4s. 6d. MAINTENANCE.— Howell Jones was summoned fllr not contributing to the support of his son, Howell Jones, at an industrial school.—The Bench fixed the payments at 3s. 6d. weekly, and ordered the father to pay 7s. costs. CRUELTY TO A WIFE.—Mary Emma Godley, wife of Frederick Godley. labourer, 6, Arthur. etreet, Caerleon, applied for a separation order under the Married Women's (Summary Jurisdic- tion) Act, on the ground of her husband's persistent criteity. -After hearing evidence, the Bench made the separation order, fixing the con- tributions at 10s. per week, and giving the applicaut the custody of the children. Defeudint was also ordered to pay Xi 2s. costs. PATERNITY.—William Stokes, 20, was summoned by Rhoda Nott, single woman, Green Meadow Brickyard, to show cause, etc.—After a long heating the Bench adjudged defendant to be the father of the child, and ordered him to pay 3s. 6d. per week until she is 14 yeard of age, and the costs, amounting to E2 7s. 6d. UNSATISFACTORY EVIDENcE-George Smith, of Springhill, Cwmbran, denied threatening Amelia Purcell, at Cwmbran, on October 12th. The case had been adjourned from the last Court to enable defendant to produce witnesses.—The magistrates were not satisfied with the evidence, and directed that each party should pay their own costs. THREATS.—Ann Smith was summoned for threatening Amelia Purcell, the prosecutrix in the last case.— Mrs. Purcell i-aid that defendant said she would "put a knife into her."—Defendant was bound over to keep the peace for three mouths, and ordered to pay costs. BAD LANGUAGE.—Margaret Cave, an old woman, was summoned for using obscene language at Oakfield, Cwmbran.—The Bench dismissed the case, but ordered defendant to return to the Workhouse.
MONMOUTH. I PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY. COMMITTED TO THE ASSISES.—Fdward Davies (19), labourer, was committed to the next assizes fo; assaulting Mary Ann R)berts, wife of George Roberts, Old House, Penalt, on October ISth. BOROUGH POLICE, MONDAY. BEGGING.-J obn White, 48, a stranger, was sent to gaol for two months for begging at Grosmont on October 25th.-T>risouer went to the house of Mrs. Evaus about eight p.m., and asked for bread and cheese. On being refused and ordered to go away, he said lie muss have what he asked for. When a lodger named James ran to her assistance he saw the knite prod iced in prisoner's right hand. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. I Before the MAYOR (Mr Hamilton T. Baillie) [and Messrs KENSINGTON HALL and H. BAILEY. LICENSING OFFENCKS.— > hom-is Morgan, licensee of the Founders Arms, Red brook, was charged with selling beer dming prohibited hours on Sunday, October i3t'— Edgar I-Iow,, li, a baker, and W. Pearce, oilman, of Monmouth, were charged with being on licensed premies during illegal hours on this date.-M r Horace Lvne, of Newpovt, prose- cuted on behalf of the polici.-Both men pleaded guilty, but the landlady s til they cane there for tea and the table was laid —P.S. Pearce Jones, however, stated that he visited the house in com- pany with Inspector Griffin, of Cotet'ord, and P.C, 31iles at five o'clock, and found a qmrt jti,, aud two glaisses, which had contained beer, in iront of the men, but no signs of tea.—The men were each fined 5a and costs, and the landlady 10s and costs, the license not to be endorsed. I AFTER CLOSING Timg.Ilary Smedlev, licensee of the Viue Tree Inn, Monmouth, was charged with soiling intoxicating liquor at 10.45 on Sunday, October 13th.— Alfred Collins, insurance ageut, was summoned for being on the premises after closing time.—Mr Horace Lyne prosecuted on behalf of thepolion, and Mr Jeffrey Mawer (Bristol) defended.-P.C. Roberts deposed th<t he watched the premises through a back-kitchen window which was lighted up. He saw the two defendants kiss- ing each other. Afterwards the landlady asked Collins if he would have a drink. The latter said he didn't mind and intimated t preference for a drop of Scotch. The whiskey was brought to him and he drunk out of the glass and afterwards paid for it. The policeman then knocked at the door. Immediately the light went out. He shouted through the keyhole and the door was opened by the laud. lady. Collins had disappeared. lir- Smedley moved towards the table in the back kitchen and drank from the glass of whiskey —Witness asked her to produce Collins. She denied at first he was in the house, but afterwards went to the bottom of the stairs and called out to A I f." to come down. Collins, however, did not accede to the request and th" policeman and the landlady went upstairs. Witness tried the door of the room in which he thought Collins was concealed. Finding it im- possible to open the do!)r he went downstairs and ran over to tell Collins wife he WJiS there. When he returned to the public-house, Mrs Smedley said that Collins had gone. At his second appearance at the public-house, Serjeants Tucker and Jones were also at the door-Oross-examined by Mr Mawer, witness said the blind was not properly down, so he could see into the kitchen. Mrs Smedley did not tell him that Collins had left the house before closin;r time. He did not tell her he had heard them "slobbering and kissing." but he had seAn them. The Bench disms-el the case of selling liquor, but fined Collins 10s and costs, being of the opinion that he was on the premises.
PONTYPOOL. POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. I Before W. P. JAMES, Esq. (chairman), E. FOWLBR, Esq., and W. L. PRATT, Esq. DRUNKENNESS.—For this offence the following were fined, Amy Rogers, married woman, 5s. Robert Rassell, collier, los Edward Brittan, collier. 10s.; Thomas Creese, collier, 10s. Alfred Phillips, 1 Oil. William Evans, 10s.; William Solway, 10s. and W. Walsh, 10s. RIOTOUS BEHAVIOUR.—William Jones and William Henry Stone, were summoned for riotous behaviour, at Abersychau, on the 14th October.— Stone tippeared.-P.C. Maxfield stated that he saw the defendants fighting together. There was a crowd around them.—Stone was fined 7s. rid., and Jones ordered to appear. OBSCENE LANGUAGE.—For using profane and obscene language at Abersychau, on the 15th October, William Mahoney was fined 10s. TIPPING RUBBISH IN THE AVON LLYVYD.—Charles Taylor, coal merchant, was summoned for tipping earth and rubbish in the Avon Llwydd, at Pontnewynydd, on the 27th September, and the 14th October, thereby lessening the depth of the River Usk.—Mr. H. Lyne prosecuted on behalf of the Newport Harbour Commissioners.—George M. Taylor, water bailiff, stated that he was at Pontnewynydd, on the 27th September, his attention was called to some rubbish there, of which there was about 200 tons. He saw a man named Pollard (haulier for Taylor), about three o'clock bring a cart load of earth and stones there, and tip it into the river. After some time another load was brought there.—Henry Williams, watch- man, under the Commissioners, stated that he was at Pontnewynydd, on the 14th October, he saw a man who gave the name of Fred Pollard tip some rubbish into the river. He said that Taylor had iii-,teucted him to do so.-Taylor was liued 20s. for each offence. 40s. in all. A SIMILAR OFFENCE.—Edward Watkins, a haulier for Mr. Parkyn, Newport, was fined 5s. for a similar offence at Pontueivyaydd, on the 27th September.—Mr. G. Taylor proved the case. THEFT OF COAL.-Bridget Doyle was fined 5s. or 3 days' for stealing coal, value 4d., the property of Messrs Hoskins and Llewellyn, at the Golynos Colliery, Talywaiu, on the 17th October. WANTED A REST.—William Webber, tramp, was charged with stealing three waistcoats, value 4s. 6d., the property of Reuben Fine. Ponytpool, on the 24th October, and was committed to U sk for 14 days.—Prisoner, Thank you sir, I want a rest." WIFB DESERTION.—William Thomas Reynolds, draper, 2, Fair View-terrace, Wainfellin, Ponty- poo), was summoned by his wife, Lucy Reynolds, for desertion and failing to provide for the maintenance of his three children, aged 13 months, and 4 and 8 years.-Lticy Reynolds stated that she married defendant in 1890, and he deserted her about IS months ago.-D,fetidaut stated that he had only been liberated from prison a few days, and had now secured employment at the Ehbw Vale Steelworks.—The Bench granted a separation order, and made an order for 10s. weekly. POLICE COURT, MONDAY. Before T. WILLIAMS, Esq., aid W. P. JAMES, Esq. ALLEGED THEFT OF A SHAWL.—Louisa Lowman, Farm Incline Cottage, Llanhilleth, was charged with stealing a shawl, the property of Mrs. Leek, Court Morgan, Llanthewy Rhydderch, on Saturday last. It appeared that about six o'clock on Saturday evening information was laid at the Pontypool Police Station by Mrs. Leek, to the effect that a shawl belonging to her had been stolen from the Pontypool Market-hall, where informant had a stall. From further information given by the lady the message was at once telephoned to P.C. Blunt at the Llanhilleth Police Station, and that officer proceeded to Mr. Tnornas Lowman's cottage at Llanhilleth. There he saw Mrs. Louisa Lowman, and asked her if she had been to the Pontypool Market that day, to which she replied in the affirmative. In reply to further questions she stated that on leaving home she did not wear her sliawl.-P.C. Blunt then apprehended her, and in reply to the charge of having stolen the shawl, which the constable found in the kitchen at defendant's house, the woman first stated that she found it on the mountain as she was coming home, and then said, I picked it up in market, but did not intend to steal it." — Defendant was remanded until Saturday iie.t, bail being allowed. STEALING FROM A TENT.—John Edmunds, collier, and Thomas Bateman, haulier, both of Abersychan, were charged with breaking into and stealing from a tent at Trevethin, near Pontypool. on a date in July last, an air-gun, one pair of shoes, two cricket balls, and two cups aud saucers, the property of Mr. James Harmston, Crane-atreet, poll ty p(,ol.-P. S. Groves deposed that, in company with P.C. Maxfield, he apprehended Edmunds on Sunday evening, having found the missing cups and saucers in prisoner's house, aud apprehended Bateman that f Monday) morning. When charged with the theft, both prisoners pleaded guilty. Prisoners stated that the air-gun was hidden in a woJd near Trevethin, and that they could not find it.—Edmunds, against whom there was a very bad record, was committed to gaol for 14 days without the option of a fine, and Bateman was ordered to pay a iiu3 of 20s., or to go to prison for 14 days also.
RAGLAN. I PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY. Before S. C. BOSANQUET, Esq., and Sir JOHN I SKALR. Bart. i DRUNK AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE.-WilliaM Griffiths, farmer, Raglan, was summoned for being drunk while in charge of a horse and trap, on Saturday, September 2Htli, at Itiglail.-Defetidant admitted the offence, and was fined 5. and 4s. 6d. costs.-Defeild,itit was f irther charged with assaulting P.S. Keylock whilst in the execution of his dury on the same date. The charge was ttdmitted.P.S. Keylock said that on the date mentioned, he was endeavouring to take defendant home, when he got out of the trap and struck him on the head with the butt end of his whip-stock. He then locked defendant up.-Fiiied 10s. and cost (5%). SCHOOL CA;E. -Frederick Parsons, The West, Tregare, was summoned for the irregular attendance of his son, Ernest, aged 12.-The wife appeared.—Mr. G. C. Farmer, clerk to tho Dingestow and Tregare School Board, prosecuted. The lad had made 146 out of a possible 211 attendances.-Order made. "NOT PROVEN."—Abraham Williams, Raglan, was summoned for trespassing in. pursuit of game on land in Raglan, over which Lord Raglan has the shooting right, on October 2nd.—John White, gamekeeper to Lord Raglan, prosecuted, aud Mr. Iltyd Gardner defended.—Defendant pleaded not sruilty.-After hearing evidence, the Bench dismissed the case as not proven. A stAuLT. -William Vedmore and Ernest Reid, both of Raglan, were summoned for assaulting Arthur Rogers, also of Raglan, on October 14th.- Mr. H. Williams appeared for Rogers, and Mr. I. Gardner for defendants.—Reid did not appear, having left to go to a situation that week, so Mr. Gardner informed the Court.—According to complainant's evidence, he had been cowardly assaulted by both defendants on the night in question near his own house.—Mrs. Rogers gave corroborative evidence.-Ved more's version was that he was fighting with a man named Heath, when Rogers also a'tacked him, and then Reid came to his (Vedmore's) assistance.—Henry Llovd, Raglan, was called for the defence, but nothing could be got out of him.—The Bench considered the ca..a proved, and fined each 5s., and costs (9s. 6d.) SECOND CHARGE.—Vedmore was further charged with assaulting Elizabeth Rogers, wife of last complainant, on the same night and at the same time.—Complainant stated that she went to her husband's assistance when he was being assaulted by the defendants in the last case, and Vedmore struck her in the month, knocking one of her teeth out.—Vedmore, in defence, said he never intended to strike Mrs. Rogers, if he did. It was done in the general setiffle.-Fiiied 5s., 9s. 6d. costs, and bound over to keep the peace for six months in the sum of £10. STBALING APPLES.-I,lary Prichard, Bryngwyn, was charged with stealing apples, the property of William Stride, also of Bryngwyn, on September 30th.-Defendaut pleaded guilty.—Fined LI, and 4s. costs. DRuiiic.-Selina Drinkwater, Raglan, was charged with being drunk on the highway at Raglan, on October 5ch.-Tlie offence was admitted.—Ordered to pay costs (4a. 6d) or 7 days'. Allowed a week to pay. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.-Oliver Anstey, farmer, Llansoy, was charged with being drunk and riotous on October 14th last.-Deteudant did not aopear.—P.S. Keylock proved the case.—Fined 10s. and 4a. 6d. costs, or 14 days'. DITTO.-William Dolby, labourer, Raglan, was charged with a similar offence, on October 15th, on the highway at Raglan.—Defendant pleaded guilty.—Ordered to pay costs (4s. 6d.) or 7 days'. Allowed a week to pay. STRAYING PIG.,i.-Richard Price, farmer, Bryn- gwyn, was charged with allowing pigs to stray on the highway in the parish of Bryngwyn, on October 17th.-Offence admitted.—Fined 2s. 6J. and costs (3s.) Poou. RATHS.-Henry J. Smith, Raglan, was summoned for non-payment of poor rates, £ 1 8s. 8d., by the Overseers of Raglan.—Mr. C. J. Saunders;, assistant overseer, proved the case.— Distress warrant to issue if not paid within a week. DITTO —Robert Knight, Raglan, was similarly summoned, the amount due being 8s.—Mrs. Knight appeat-ed.Ifr. Saunders said defendant seemed to be under the impression that as he left the premises upon which the rates were due before September 29th, he was not liable for any part of the amount.—Distress warrant to issue. LICENSING MATTERS.—Mr. A. J. Philpotts, Ship Hotel, was granted an extension of two hours on the occasion of a supper, on November 28th next.— The license of the Victoria Inn, Llandenny, was transferred from Andrew Mackenzie to Alfred Lloyd.
Railway Time Table for November. DOWN TRAINS. J A.M A.M A.M P.M. P.M P.M. P.M. London — f — 5 40 1030 — 3 15 Ross — dep. 17 0 8 15 1035 2 55 — 7 10 Kerne Bridge —17 1118 27 1046 3 O — 7 2'l Lydbrook —17 16|8 32 1052 3 12 — 7 30 Symonds Yat —:7 21:8 37 1059 3 19 — 7 36 Monmouth, MayH. 7 33;8 50 1114 3 33 7 40 Monmouth, Troy (7 38 9 35 1240 3 55 5 10:7 50 Dingestow — [7 469 42 1247 4 4 5 17i Raglan — 7 54:9 49 1254 4 12 5 24! Llandenny — 7 59 9 55 1 0 4 18 5 30! USK — —!g 6 10 2 1 7 4 27 5 38 8 33 Little -Nlill Jullet'iiIS 17110121 17 4 40 5 49 8 44 Pontypool Rd., arr 8 25; 1018 1 25 4 48 5 55 8 50 Newport — 9 4 1052 2 33 5 51 6 25 9 3» London -11 15 4 306 40 1145,1145 3 30 UP TRAINS. A.M A.M A.M A.M. P.M P.M. P.M. P.M London — Mid — [Mid 5 30,7 25 1 10 3 35 Newport — 7 5 — 8 0 10 301 31:5 38 7 25 Pontypool Rd., dep 7 45 — 8 45 11 5 2 20:6 20 8 15 Little Mill Juuct'n'7 49 — S 49 11 9 2 24!6 24 8 19 USK — —:7 58 8 2O!8 58 11 18 2 33 6 34 8 28 Llandenny -8 2719 5 11 27 2 42;6 45 Raglan- —j 8 33i9 11 11 33j2 4»;6 51 Dingestow —j 8 4019 16 11 402 5,5 6 591 Monmouth, Troy |7 35 8 50 9 30 12 30 3 38 7 17 8 15 Monm'th, May Hillj7 39 9 34 12 34 3 4217 20 8 20 Symonds Yat —17 49j 9 46 12 46 3 52 7 37 8 33 Lydbrook — i7 5-1 9 53 12 55 3 58 7 43 8 40 Kerne Bridge —j7 59 9 58 1 0 4 3 7 50 8 45 Ross — arri8 7 10 8 1 10 4 12 8 0 8 55 London —2 20' 2 20 5 40is 30 3 30 3 30 *Wednesdays only.
SEVERN & WYE V-ALLEY RAILWAY. DOWN TRAINS A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P M. Monmouth (Troy), .dep.. ]9 0 123o 4 0i6 0 Redbrook 9 6 1243 4 6 6 Bigsweir 9 14 1251 4 1 i! 6 14 Tin tern 9 22 1 0 4 23! 6 24 Tidenham 9 30 I 8 4 31|6 3? Chepstow arr.. 9 37 L 16 4 39:6 39 Severn Tunnel Junction.. 9 5o 1 33 4 57jti 55 Bristol (Temple Meads) arrj 11 2 2 40 7 *>|7 53 London arr..40 6 7 1010 4 0 UP TRAINS A.M. A.M. A:M. P.M. P.M London dep.. Mid i5 30,1030]! 10 Bristol (Temple Meads) dep.. 5 55:9 45 1 42'5 20 Severn Tunnel Junction. 6 59|1057 2 356 17 Chepstow 7 1311115 2 526 35 Tidenham 7 1911212 58'6 41 Tintern 7 29 1133 3 8 6 ol Bigsweir 7 361140 3 lo|(5 58 Redbrook 7 43 1147 3 22:7 o Monmouth(Troy arr.. 7 50 115o|3 29 7 12
A Prophetic Dream. I An extraordinary instance of a dream being fulfilled and being the means of saving the life of two girls is reported from Creeton, on the shores of the Solway, near Dumfries Two children, daughters of Mr W. Dodds, blacksmith, disappeared at nightfall, and search parties scoured the whole neighbourhood, but without success. The night was cold, and rain setting in, the worst fears were entertained for the girls' safety. One of the searchers was Mr W. Scott, Cassencary, and when he went to bed well into the morning he dreamt that he saw the lost children in a hole at a certain part of Larg Wood. lie. along with others, had passed by the spot in their search with- out finding the little wanderers, but such was the irnpressiou which the dream left, he got up and proceeded to the place. He found it covered with brushwood, and on pushing it to one side. he, to his joy, found the children sound asleep.
——. — A LADY PRINCIPAL Hf)NOURRD.-Miss Dorothea Beale, principal of the Cheltenham Luiies' College, was on Monday presented with the freedom of the borough, in recognition of the great work she hes done for the education of women in England.
Markets. I MONMOUTH, CATTLB, Monday.—Beef in short supply and slow demad, except for best qualities. Veal scarce, with a good demand. Sheep supply moderate, trade dragging. Pigfl in better demand all round; fair supply of pork and bacolI was practically cleared by mid-day. Trade in Itore cattle was mostly done privately, and was fairly brisk. Cows and calves made from Ell to JE14 108 and some better animals reached £ 17 10s. Quotat.ions :-Best beef, 6d to öid, secondary 2 4 qualities 5d to 5d; veal, 7d to 8d, wether mutton 7^1 to Sid, ewe ditto 7d to 7(). lamb about 8id :1 per lb pork 9s to 10* 3d, bacon 8s 6d to 9s 6d per score. Auction prices :—The following prices were realised under the hammers of Messrs. Nelmes, Poole, and Atkins (Monmruth, Nownhatn, and Stroud) :—Heifers 910 to £ 15, bullock JE13 to X18 Ills, calves 19s to 40-1, wethers 37s to 42a 6d, ewes 26a 6d to 40.:1 6d, lambs 21s to 30s 6d. USK OCTOBBR FAIR.—This fair was held in the new cattle market, U ek, on Tuesday. There was a large attendance, and a good supply all rouna, with the exception of pigs. The demand for cattle was large, and nearly all were cleared. Best beef sold at 6d to 61d per lb, and second quality 51d to 6d per Ib cows and calves, L12 to JEIO yearling bullocks, j66 to jElO; two-year-old bullocks, JEtl to L 14 and three-year-old blllkcktt, £ 18 to £ 21. Sows and pigs feiched JE7 to -til), strong stores 358 to 45s each, three m 0ilt. IASI old £1 to 21 3s. wfeaners 16s to 20s, and porkers—heavy weight 9 6d per score, light weight 10s to 10s 6d per acore. There was a numerous lot of horses on offer, which changed hands at varying prices, really good cart horses fetching as much as £ 40. CHEPSTOW, CATTIIE, Tuesday.—Trade at to-day's market was slow, aud, although there was a fair supply, the quality was below the average. Best beef averaged 6td per lb, with 6d per lb for second quality, and 7d per Ib for veal. Wether mutton made from 7-kd to 8d per lb, ewe 6d per lb, and lamb 8d per lb. Porkers fetched from 1011 6d to 11s per score, and baconers from 9s per score. NEWPORT, CORN, Weduesclay.-At Wednesday's market wheat was unchanged maize was firm and 6d dearer; barley was firm and rather dearer oats and beans firm and unchanged offals are dearer and flour was quoted at 22s per sack for fines. NEWPORT, CATTLE, Wednesday.—There was a fair supply of stock to-day. Prices showed a drooping tendency, except in porkers, but there was a brisk trade at the following quotations:— Best beef, 6id per lb seconds, 5|d to fid; cows, 4 4 5d to 5d best wether mutton, 7d; ewes, 51d to 2 6d lamb, 7:td to 71d; veal, 6d to 7d porker pigs, lis 6d to 12s per score; bacon pigs, 9s to 9s Gd per score, NEWPORT, CHEBSE, Wednesday.—There was a pitch of ten to twelve tons of cheese at to-day's market, and, with a good demand, everything was cleared by the early afternoon. Quotations:- Caerphilly makes, 5Us to 60s per cwt; fancy dairies, 62s to 6Hs Cheddars, 60s to 65s truckles, 60s to 68a; Derbies, 593 to 62s; doubles, 48* to 50s.
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The Newbridge Hotel. PHILLIPS V. HOWELL. In the Chancery Division of the Hijih Court Mr. Justice Byrne gave judgment upon the question of the costs in the action brought by Mr. Phillips, of the firm of Phillips and Co., brewers, Newport, agaiust Miss Howell, for the specific performance of a contract to sell the Newbridge Hotel, Tredunnoc, to the firm for a sum of £ 1,300, and a valuation, in which action the plaintiff obtained the order for the specific performance with costs against the defendant, and on the second day of the present term the question was argued whether the plaintiff was entitled to withhold a fourth part of the purchase money (after discharging the existing mortgage) on accuunt of the costs payable by the defendant, in spite of the fact that the defendant had, after action, purported to charge her one-fourth interest in the estate of her aunt, of which the hotel formed the main item. > His Lordtihip thought that nothing could be done to determine the amount of the defendant's beneficial interest in the estate of the testatrix without some form of administration order. He was of opinion that the plaintiff's motion was misconceived, and must be dismised with costs, which might be set off against the costs already, ordered to be paid by the defendant. The plaiutiff's motion, therefore, failed.
Monmouthshire County Governing Body. m A meeting of this body was held at Newport on Monday afternoon. Mr. S. C. Bosanquet presided, and there were also present :—Aldermen George Jones and P. W. Raffan. the Revs. E. J. Hensley and T. A. Thomas, Messrs. M. Wheeler, W. Thomas, G. H. Nurse. T. DutEeld, S. N. Jones, D. Aggex, J. Daniel, J. D. James, D. Joues, W. B. Gething, K. Hall, and J. D. Thomas. THE BILREWSBUIIY CONFERENCE. Mr. C. Dauncey gave a report of the recent Welsh Central Board Conference at Shrews- bury. Mr. W. Thomas said it seemed to him that the Shrewsbury Conference was called to dispense with the science grant that they were about to earn. Mr. Daniel said it appeared to him rather selfish that because one school was already rich and powerful that that school) should get the best grant. Mr. S N. Jones said that in a science school they must have a head teacher who was recognised as a science teacher by the Department. Mr. J. D. Thomas remarked that the practice in the county varied. Some schools would take the Central Board examination, while others would go in for the direct examination fiom the Science and Art Department. He thought the better plan would he to leave action to each individual authority in the county. Mr. Badger, M.A., organising secretary to the County Technical Education Committee, explained the schemes under which the extra grant could be earned. A vote of thanks was accorded the delegates for their reports. NO ALTERATION] I The Clerk read a letter from Alderman Grove (the chairman), who was unable to be present, in which he said that he hoped the County Governing Body wo!tld be slow to sanction any alteration of the scheme. He was not in favour of the pensiou scheme. A resolution was pBf'd to the effect that the County Governing Body were opposed to the scheme. COUNTY EXHIBITIONS. I The Chairman brought up the report of the sub- committee, who reported that four county exhibitions had been awarded, as follows :—Norah Tamlyn, Tredegar County School; Ethel Mary Mellor, Pontypool County School; Gertrude Rees and Moses Rosambaum, Tredegar. Three had 0 chosen Aberystwyth Univer-ity and one Cardiff. The sub-committee had spent £ 10 more upon the scholarships than the sum allotted to them. SURPLUS FUNDS. I Mr. Dauncey had upon the agenda a notice to the effect that as the Tredegar managers had a sum of jMOO for wnich there was no call the County Governing Bo ly should request the Board of Education to modify Clause 105 so as to enable the Tredegar managers to appropriate such accumulations in providing a workshop and laundry, or either of them. It was decided, however, to make application to the Board of Educatiou to allow surplus balances to be transferred from one school to another for these purposes. I CHEPSTOW SCHOLARSHIPS. I Upon the application of the Rev. E. J. Hensley, the period of scholarships in the Chepstow scholarship district was extended from three to four years.
Reception of Captain Forestier- Walker. I The return from South Africa of Captain Rowland Forestier-Walker, nephew of Lord Tredegar, was the occasion of great rejoicing on Saturday afternoon in Marshfield and the district. Arriving by the 4.10 train from London, Captain Forestier-Walker was received by his brothers, Sir George Foretier. vValker, Mr. Leolin, and Mr. Charles Forestier-Walker, and in reply to a speech of warm welcome from the Rev. H. G. Stanley, on behalf of the reception committee and local inhabitants, he expressed his pleasure at being once again among his neighbours and friends, and his gratitude to them for the heartiness of their reception. Headed by the Rhiwderin Brass Band, and with the children of the Marshfield Sunday School in procession, a start was made for Weutlloog Castle, Captain Rowland, with his brothers and the Rev. H. G. Stanley, occupying the only carriage. The route was decorated profusely with bunting of all descriptions, and on arriving at Wentlloog Castle, Captain Walker again thanked his friends. In the evening he was entertained at dinner at the O'ach and Horses, Marshfield. Mr. J. W. Beynon presided over a large company, including Lord Tredegar, Sir George Fores ier-Walker, Messrs. L. and C. Ft-,re,tier. Walker (brothers), the Revs. H. G. Stanley (Vicar of Marshfield), Theo. Rees (Vicar of St. Mellon's), and W. Davies (Vicar of Coedkernew). Colonel Justice, etc. In responding for the Houses of Parliament, Lord Tredegar stated that his brother, Colonel Morgan, was unable to be present, owing to an attack of rheumatism. Sir G. Forestier-Walker, in proposing "The Bishop and Clergy," had congratulated the gathering on the presence of the ministers in such numbers for himself, he congratulated them most heartily on the ab-ence of members of Parliament— (loud laughter) -and also that the House of Commons was not sitting. The House of Lords was calm and dignified and thoroughly patriotic. "Our Guest" was proposed by the Chairman, and Captain Forestier-Walker, who was received with euthusiasm, said it was exactly twenty mouths sillce he took over his command. When they first went out they accompanied Lord Roberts to Pretoria. Then they turned their attention to the railways, and in this work had experience in the Orange River Colony, the Transvaal, and along to Komati Poort. Considering the lack of rolling stock, the Army supply was splendid. He was pleased he had done service iu South Africa, and was only sorry that he could not stay until the end. When he said the end—they could not say what the end would be. They were not now at war. They could not call it. war. He had found the practical training which he received as an engineer in this country of great value to him whilst in South Africa. The Boers had paid the sappers extraordinary attention, but he had had the good luck neither to be shot nor ill. The bugbear of their time out there was disease. Of the 25 men he took out—all picked men—only one escaped going into hospital, and he lost three of the number. The Monmouthshire Militia had now sent out another company to re-place that com- manded by Colonel Lindsay, and Lord Raglan had told him .(Captain Walker) that they could send two more companies if necessary. (Applause). As a result of the woik which the Militia Engineers had done in South Africa they were to be put on the same footing ae the Royal Engineers, and would receive the same rates of pay. The officers and men out there were doing their best to bring the war to an end, but many of them were sick of it. Some of the speeches which had been made at home in criticism of the war, and in favour of the Boers, had very nearly broken the hearts of some of the officers there. It was no use making war with kid gloves on. He had not met an officer in South Africa who ws not in favour of sterner methods being used against the B iers.
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END OF THE BLAENAYON STUIKE.—The strike at the collieries of the Blaenavon Company has terminated, both sides making concessions. On Saturday a billot of the men showed 300 in favour of going to work and only 68 against. The strike has lasted about 12 months, and during that time 800 men have left the district. A SOLICITOR FINED.—Mr. Henry Edwin Parry, a well-known Birmingham solicitor, was on Monday fined £10 and costs for sending an offensive post. card to a local auctioneer. IT is expected that Lord Tredegar will distribute the prizes in connection with the Newport Technical Instruction Classes. The distribution will probably be in November.
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Markets and Fairs. I STOCK MARKETS. Usk- tstano 3rd Monday in month. Monmouth-2nd and 4th Monday in month. Chepstow—2nd and last Tuesday in month. Newport-Every Wednesday. Berkeley (Glos.)-tat Wednesday in month. Chippen Campden—Last Wednesday in month. Honeybourne (Glcs.)-lst Wednesday in month Reath (Glam.)-Last Wednesday in month.
Mr. John Lawrence. 2 p.m. We deeply regret to hear that Mr. John Lawrence, of Caerleon House, Caerleon, is weaker this morning.
Bubonic Plague at Glasgow. Z5 It is officially announced that the four cases of illness at the Cale- donian hail way Hotel, Glasgow,. are bubonic plague. The Hotel is closed to-day. Later. The plague cases at Glasgow ZD were three servant-maids and a pantry boy. The plague is believed to have; been conveyed by rats, which have" lately infested the Hotel.
The flu lie and Duchess of Cornwall and York. Reception at Portsmouth the weather is bright at Ports-, 0 mouth this morning, though there is a shar'p easterly breeze. The Ophir will enter Portsmouth Harbour at two o'clock, instead of three, as arranged. The town is crowded with sight- seers. Later. The King left Portsmouth at ten o'clock this morning to meet the Ophir, which is on its way to, Portsmouth. All warships fired salutes and manned ship as the King left.
Explosives in the Street. Three boys were injured at Chat- ham to-day by the explosion of some substance they found in the street and endeavoured to ignite.
ABERGAVENNY. I POLICE COURT, WED.N,ESDIY. I Before the MAYOB, Dr 8. H. STBHL, Dr F. E. PATON, and Captain R. P. RBBS. POLICB AND PUBLIC.—Fred W. Shepherd, painter, was summoned for being diunk and disorderly on Odoher 5th, und assaulting the police, whilst Shepherd cross-summoned the police for assault.— Mr H. Lyne. Newport, appeared on behalf of the police, and Mr Iltyd Gardner def ended. I)ttring the hearing of the case it transpired that the public had cried 11 sh-,tine on the officers for their treat- ment of the man, and encourage him to repist.- A ftHI" nearlv a three hours' hearing the Bench dismissed all the cases.
CHEPSTOW. POLICE COURT, FRIDAY. I A DESTRUCTIVE TRAMP.—A tramp named Michael Giles, was committed to Usk for 14 days' lor misconduct at the workhouse. The man objected to the quality of the clothes served out to him. and tore them into pieces. He also ripped up his boots. PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY. I Before G. SBTS. Esq., G. DBWDNKY, Esq,, and Sir W. H. MAKLING. THREATS.—Elizabeth Kendal. Thomas-street, was charged with using threatening language to Mrs. Clayson, a neighbour, on Saturday last.- Defendant was ordered to pay the costs, 13a., and bound over to keep the peace. "Six OF ONE." &c.-Mr. Higgins, a shoemaker, summoned Mr. Werger, a stoker at the gaswork- Lr assault on October 16th.— Mr. H. W. Berthon represented Werger.—According to Higgins he went to remonstrate with Mr. Werger about the conduct of his children, and allegations having been bandied about, Higgins alleged that Werger atruck him and afterwards assaulted his wife. According to other evidence a fifirht afterwards took place between Higgins and Werger, and the whole neighbourhood was upset.— The magistrates thought the justice of the case would be met by funding over each party, and ordering each to pay bis own costs. TKESPASS. -Samuel Bryant, Shirenewton, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game in a wood at Lower Hardwick Farm, on October 10th. According to the evidence of Charles Williams, lion of the tenant, and a gamekeeper named James Quintoo, defendant was discovered in the wood shortly after five o'clock in the morning. Mr. Williams having found traps in the wood the previous evening, was watching the next morning with Quinton. They saw defendant kick against the wires and stoop down. Williams told Bryant they had caught him at last. He denied he had anything, but made off when they wanted to search him.—Defendant said he was in the habit of going that wav to his work at Wentwood Water Works, and had never been stopped before. He denied setting any traps. His brother said he met Williams in the same place that morning and was allowed to pass.— Mr. Wade, who represented defendant, argued that there was no evidence to show there was any trespass as there was an implied permission for defendant and the other members of his family to cross the land, neither had it been proved that defendant had get any traps. ASSAULT.— Bryant was also charged with I assaulting Charles Williams, on October loth, on the road to Shirenewton.—Complainant, who was in the company of his sister, said he met Bryant, who was with his brother. Defendant said "Now search me," and complainant told him not to go across those fields again. He next found himself in the hedge and his mouth bleeding, having been struck by defendant. Bryant alleged that j "Williams placed his stick above his head in a threatening manner and he simply pushed in self defence. The magistrates considered both cases proved, and fined defendant 10s. and costs in each instance, L4 altogether.
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