From June 9th. to 21st (INCLUSIVE) WE MAKE A PRIVATE EXHIBIT OF THE RECEPTION ROOMS AND FURNISHINGS Executed by us for the use of T.R.H. the PRINCE and PRINCESS OF WALES. fi limited nujTLber of Cards to View will be forwarded. JPost Free on application, to those desiring to inspect this ZLTvique display. P. E. GANE, PurnlsJier to our Rulers andL tlieir Subjects, 161 and 162, "M'TT'TlCT'DOl? T And AT CARDIFF COMMERCIAL-ST., JLl JELi YY Ivili X and BRISTOL. Motors and Cycles. T. H. G. SAYEBT, Sole District Ageatfor SWIFTS, ROYAL ENFIELDS, RUDGE WHIT WORTHS, CENTAURS, &c. Price from £ IO I OS. with Free Wheel and Two Rim Brakes. Good Stock of Secondhand Lady's and Gent's Cycles from £:1 ftt)s. iiepairs promptly attended to. Sole District Agent for the celebrated WERNER MOTOR CYCLCTTE. Swifts. Swifts. Swifts The above fitted with Free Wheel and Two Rim Brakes from BO 14.s. A A 1. JOHN H. RENNIE, wivWv AGRICULTURAL and GENERAL AUCTIONEER, & VALUER, AND LAND AGENT, &c., Office and Salerooms e & 12, SKINNER-STREET, NEWPORT. Newport Cattle Market Every Wednesday, and Usk Cattle Market 1st and 3rd Monday in Each Month. Sale Fixtures. 1902. June 10—Loose Plant, Machinery, Coal Trams, Rails, &c., at Gelligroes Colliery, Pontllanfraith. ll-Fat and Store Stock, Newport Cattle Market. 12—Well-preserved Household Appoint- ments, at Eastbrook, near Cross Hands, Newport. 13 —English and; riental Carpets and Rugs, direct from the Manufacturers, at Saleroom, 12, Skinner-street. New- port. 16-Fat and Store Stock, Usk Cattle Market. 16-Live and Dead Farming Stock, at Redwern, near Usk, Llangwm Ucha. el 18—Fat and Store Stock, Newport Cattle Market. 18—Freehold Properties at Caerleon, Mou. —Household Furuituie, Saleroom, 12, Skinner-street, Newport. 5-Fat and Store Siock, Newport Cattle .I,] arket. —Valuable Household Appointments, at York Place, Newport, Mou. Sales by -luction. Redwern House, Llangwm U cha, 4 Miles from Usk and Shirenewton, and 9 Miles from Chepstow. JOHN H. RENNIE has been favoured with instructions from MR. VALENTINE CARTER (who is letting the property, in consequence of ill- health, and recent bereavement), to SELL BY AUCTION, on the premises, On MONDAY, JUNE 16TH, 1902, (Usk Market Day) his exceedingly useful and well-kept Live and Dead Farming Stock, also DAIRY UTENSILS, and a greater portion of the capital HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c. Sale at 2 p.m. Full particulars in posters and future advertise- ments, Auctioneer's Offices, Usk and Newport. nPOLET, with immediate possession, REDWERN HOUSE, LLANGWM UCHA, 4 miles from Usk Five Bedrooms, Hall, Parlour, good Kitchen, Dairy, Scullery with bake oven, &c.; Stabling for 2; Cow Shed (4),Cart House, two useful Wooden Sheds. Pig's Cots, Cider House, with Mill, &c., complete; good Garden; very Fruitful Orchard, and capital Pasture Land, the whole comprising an area of about 23 Acres. For further particulars apply to Ms. JAMES PITT, Cwm Farm, Llantrissent, near Usk; or JOHN H. RENNIE, Auctioneer, Newport. Cyclists, Light Up.! Saturday, June 7th 9 10 Sunday, 19 8th. 9.11 Monday, 9th 9.12 Tuesday, „ 10th. 9.13 Wednesday, Hth 9.14 Thursday, 12th 914. Friday, 13tb. 9.15 Saturday, „ 14th. 9.15 Being One hour after Sunset.
s Births, Ilarriages, & Deaths. Announcements of Births, Marriages, and Deaths are in aerted at a uniform charge of Is each, unless such words as "No cards,' 'No flowers :are added, when the charge will be 2s 6d. All announcements must be authenticated. Postage stampsmay besellt n payment. Lists of Weddiag Presents are inserted at the rate of Is. 6d. per inch in depth.
By MESSRS. MARFELL & POOLE. Bridge Street, Usk. ATTRACTIVE & UNRESERVED SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. MESSRS MARFELL & POOLE are instructed L" by the EXECUTORS of the late Mr EDWARD JONES, to SELL BY AUCTION, as above, On WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18th, 1902. the whole of the Household Furniture & OTHER EFFECTS, Comprising large dining table, sofas, dining. room and ea*y chairs oval, card, and occasional tables; handsome mahogany sideboard, eight-day clock in oak case, gilt overmantle, maple ditto, ca-e of stuffed birds, hall table, couch, ladies' chairs, mahogany bureau, harmonium, fenders and fire irons, carpets, linoleum, door mats, cornice poles, pictures; RlJIINGTON No 7 TYPE- WRITER, nearly new; CONTENTS OF FIVE BEDROOMS, including large mahogany wardrobe, mahogany and painted chests of diawers, toilet glasses, marble-top and painted wash stands and ware, towel rails, dress tables, iron and wood bedsteads, cane-seated chairs, feather beds, clothes baskets, stair carpet and brass rode, bed linen, blaukets, linen chest, ditto, ditto. The whole of the KITCHEN and CULINARY UTENSILS, glass, tea and dinner ware, deal dresser, mangle, washing machine, sundry tubs, buckets, large laundry table, clothes horse, kitchen chairs and table. OUT-DOOR EFFECTS comprise crank axle cart, lawn mower, stone roller, garden seat, new bell tent, &c. Also a few lots of SHOW-ROOM FIXTURES and GENERAL DRAPERY. Sale at 1 o'clock prompt. Auctioneers' Offices-The Willows, Usk. Timber and Coppice TO BE SOLD BY TENDER. LOT I.-The FALL AGE of the COPPICE in the Wood called CRAIG PEN RHEW CORBREN, near CWMAVON STATION, Great Western Railway, con- taining about Six Acres, more or less, in the occupation of Mr THOMAS TAYLOR, or his under- tenant, Mr HENRY PALSElt. Timber Trees aud Stores are excepted. LOT 2.—Ill Oak, 14 Larch, and I Sycamore Timber Trees, standing in the above-mentioned Wood. Certain Trees marked with a ring of white paint are reserved. Mr HENRY PALSER, of Cwmavon, will show the Coppice and Timber. For fu rther particulars apply to the undersigned, by whom Tenders for each Lot separately should be received on or before the 17th of JUNE. ¡ The highest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. J. MAITLAND WATKINS, Solicitor, Usk. 4th Vol. Balt. South Wales Borderers. G COMPANY, USK. Orders for the Week commencing June 8th, 1902, Suuday, Church Parade at Monkswood. Parade at 9.30 a.m. sharp. Monday, Adjutant's Drill, at 7.30 p.m. A good muster is requested. Wednesday, Class Firing, 4 p.m. Thursday, N.C. Officers' Class, 8 p.m. Friday, Squad Drill, 8 p.m. Saturday, Class Firing from 4 p.m. MEMO.—There will be a Church Parade 011 Sunday, 8th June, at Monkswood Church. The Company will parade at the Armoury, at 9.30 a.m. The Band will attend, and the Officer Commanding trusts that every man who possibly can will attend, as he particularly desires a good muster. He feels it hardly necessary to caution the men as to beiug clean shaven and cleanly equipped, as with very few exceptions this rule is well observed. He looks to the N.C.O's. to show the men an example in this. By Order, S. M. WILLIAMS, Captain Commanding.
1 CONTENTS.. Page, General advertisements 1 Town Topics 2 News Notes 2 Peace signed 2 How the settlement was won-the Terms- The Army's return 3 Local Psace Celebrations 5 Public men on public matters.. 2 The Eton War Memorial-The boundaries of Barotseland—Operation on a wolf-Cheap diamonds—A new Rand—The Cape and the Constitution—King's Coronotion procession —The revenue—Mania in trombones—Battle- ships' armour—Novel education question in Scotland—An opium cure-A valuable oil painting neglected—Boers and the Baronet.. 2 Current Sport. 3 Proceedings in Parliament. 3 Bewildered Burmese—Doctor's love story—Se- quel to Alabdism-The Duke of Connaught.. 3 Sales by Auotion, &c.-Light-up time table- Appointments, &c 4 Leading Article, "A satisfactory ending 4 Locomotives and Monmouthshire bridges. 4 District News— Usk—The Llangibby Hunt- U Mk RifleClub —The new Curate—Coronation Commit- tee meeting—Cricket Club Fete—Death of Mrs Parker-Utik Urban District Council—Lord of the Manor—A ngling- Cookery class -Obituary- Cricket 4 Abergavenny-A permanent memorial of the Coronation—Champion Horse Shoer 5 Caerleon—Child drowned in the Avon Llwyd—U.D.C. meeting 5 Chepstow—Death and funeral of Vicar of Woolastop- Urban District Council- Board of Guardians- Electric Lighting Vitiit from Exeter-The Clergy and the Education Bill 5 Ltantarnam- Opposition to a Bill. 5 Llitntrigsent-Corunittion Celebration õ Llanvair Kil,?,ed(liu-Ttie Coronation 5 Monmouth-Town Council meeting—In- quest on a Militiaman— Newport-Fire, &c 5 Ponthir-Alleged false pretences 5 P,ontypool-Fall from a scaff old-Teachers' Association meeting- -Serious accidents Death of Mrs Dunn-rrevethin School Board—Sudden death 5 Raglau-F,aglan man's delusions-Corona. tion celebration 5 Tredunnock-The Coronation 5 Annual report of Incorporated Church Building Society. 5 Conservatism in West Monmouthshire. 5 Poem—Coronation 5 Field and Farm. 6 Gardening Gossip 6 Short Story 6 Epitome of News 6 Nine-tenths of the L:1w-A king overthrown- Noise-roakers wanted-Four mighty cruisers Remarkable burials—A notable Bible-An interesting cenaus. 6 Serial Story, The voice of the Charmer 7 Crack Cricketers—Wilfrid Rhodes. 7 Witches of Martinique—Three murders and suicides—Beaten by America—Murders, by mutineers—Unearthing Ancient Egypt—The King's birthday-Poultry allotments-, "rex tiles of Kiul,,s "-Ueusus of the County of York 7 Police Courts at Ahorgavenoy, Chepstow, Pontypool, Raglan, Usk, &c. 8 Markets 8 Latest Central News Telegrams. 8
I APPOINTMENTS, &c., FOR WEEK I Ending June 14th, 1902. J une. Sat.. Politypool Petty Sessioug, Cricket-Csk v. Ponthir, at Usk, Sun. 8-2nd Sunday after Trinity. Mou. 9—Monmouth Market. Tues. 10—Abergavenny Market. Usk Coronation Committee Meeting, Town Hall, Usk, at 8.15 p.m. Wed. ll-Newoort Cattle, Cheese, & Corn Mkts. Abergavenny Petty Sessions. Cookery Demonstration, Town Hall, Usk, at 3 p.m St Barnabas, A. & M. Opening of New County Council Offices, Newport. Thurs 12-Cwmbraii Petty Sessions. I Out-door Poultry Lecture, Llangibby Castle, at 7.30 p.m fl Sat. 14-Potitypool Petty Sessions, 11 a.m. Cricket-Usk v. Newport Garrison, at Usk.
Locomotives in Monmouthshire. THE COUNTY COUNCIL BYE LAWS OPPOSED. Mr F. H. Tulloch, one of the Local Government Board Inspectors, sat at the Petty Sessional Court House, Newport, on Tuesday, to hold an inquiry into objections which had been taken to the bye-laws prepared by the County Council of Monmouthshire under the Locomotives Act, (898. Mr A. G. Hubbard appeared for the Great Western Railway Company; Mr Summers appeared for the Traction Engine Owners and Users' Association and Mr Llanwarne for the Dore Rural District Council. The Clerk to the County Council (Mr H. Stafford Gustard) said the County Council had prepared the bye-laws under the Act of Parliament, and had made every effort to find out what bridges and highways ought to be exempt from carrying the locomotive traffic. The County Surveyor (Mr William Tanner) first spoke as to Arch Farm Bridge, on the road from Usk to Portskewett, He said the bridge was not strong enough to carry a weight above twelve tons. He was not aware that the road or the bridge was used to any extent; but, if it was much needed, he believed the County Council would consent to strengthen the bridge. A good deal of controversy arose as to Pandy Bridge, where traction engines had been prohibited since 1879 by Quarter Sessions. Mr Tanner said that the bridge had no founda- tion at all, and the arch had turned on the marl. He placed bags of cement in to strengthen it, but would not like to say what strength it would bear because it was so fractured. Mr Llanwarne, who appeared for the Dore Council, said the bridge, which was of great importance, had been used continuously, and the people "residing in the district bad petitioned against discontinuance. It was of so xauch importance that they thought in preference to stopping the traffic a new bridge should be built. It was decided that there should be a con- ference between the county authorities and those who wished to use the various bridges with a view to an agreement. The Inspector will report to the Local Govern- ment Board.
I A Satisfactory Ending. The glad tidings of peace, so long in coming, have been received with rejoicing throughout the Empire. Like the war itself, the discussions between Lord Milner, Lord Kitchener, and the Boer leaders, were long and tedious, extending over several weeks, but on Sunday the Government were able to announce their successful con- clusion, and on Monday statements were made in both Houses of Parliament as regards the terms upon which the Boers have agreed to surrender. The war, which has lasted two years and eight months, and has involved immense sacrifices on both sides. is thus at an end, and its conclusion will remove a load of anxiety in thousands of homes in this country, in South Africa, and in the Colonies. The peril which has been hanging over the absent father or brother is at last at an end, nor shall we forget the heroic dead, the many thousands who have laid down their lives in this pro- tracted struggle. There was never any doubt but that our armies would bring the war to a successful conclusion, even in the dark days of Magersfontein, Stormberg, Colenso, and Spion Kop. I THE BRILLIANT ACHIEVEMENTS of Lord Roberts. culminating in the occupa- tion of Pretoria made that clear. But two year; have passed since then, during which Lord Kitchener and the forces under his command have been engaged in the trying and wearis ne ordeal of wearing down the Boer comm itidoes. To the Army we owe a debt of gratitude, shared with admiration of the infinite patience, courage, and humanity, which the Commauder-iu-Chief and the troops have displayed in the fulfilment of their task. None, too, will withhold that respect which the Boers have won, by the steadfast and heroic devotion to their cause. It was little supposed that the two small Republics would be able to hold out for nearly three years against the combined forces of the Empire, and that they have done so is proof that they possess the qualities of ,'courage and endurance in the highest degree. The universal desire that they should be generously dealt with is fully reflected in THE TERMS OF SETTLEMENT, I which. whilst securing that for which we have fought, are generous to the Burghers. Broadly speaking they are the Middleburg terms of last year, but the financial aid to be given to the Boers is to be increased to a gift of £ 3,000,000, and, in addition, loans are to be granted free of interest, for re- stocking farms. There is to be a general surrender both of men and arms, and recognition of British Sovereignty. Prisoners will be brought back on taking the oath of allegiance, and there are to be no vindictive punishments. The Dutch language will be taught in the Schools, and allowed in the Courts but English will be the official language, and arms will only be allowed for personal protection under licence. The banishment proclamation is to be allowed to lapse, and the Cape rebels are to be dealt with under Colonial law. The rank and file will be disfranchised for life, whilst the leaders will be liable to stand their trial for high treason, but in no case will the death penalty be inflicted. These conditions are not only satisfactory in themselves, but the fact that they have been formally agreed to by the recognised leaders of the ex-Republics, constitutes a Regular Peace" which is likely to be much MORE ENDURING AND SATISFACTORY I than a conclusion arrived at simply by the process of attrition. Some may be sullen and irreconciliablo, but the formal con- clusion of Peace precludes the possibility of some popular leaders declaring that the Boer forces were never beaten, or surren- dered their right to resume the struggle. The settlement, or agreement, or whatever it may be called, is a clear, final, and definite record that never again is there to be such a struggle as has devastated South Africa for the past two or three years. That is the chief point for which the coun- try will look for security on the terms of settlement, and this being assured, there will be nothing but goodwill, and an earnest desire that the bitterness of the past will give way to better feelings, and that both British and Dutch will join in promoting concord aud the future prosperity of South Africa.
) USK RIFLE CLUB. The 12th spoon shoot took place on the evening of the 30th inst., when Messrs. F. J. Edmunds and J. tj. Birrell tied for first place. The spoon was again given by the Chairman—Mr H. Freeman. It is somewhat singular that no member, so far, has won the spoon twice. Details :— won the spoon twice. Details :— Messrs. Pts. Hep. Ttl. f F. J. Edmunds 3.. 38 G 44 » (J. S. Hirrell 37 7 44 j A.F.Lucas. 33 4 42 J. Billingham 35 6 41 F. Hobbs 32 9 41 F. H. Waters 38 1 39 H. Marfell 30 9 39 Q-. Smith 34 3 37 E. B. Haynes 36 36 P. T. Clift 35 35 Ernest Morgan 32 3 35 D. Rees 31 4 35 G. Edmunds, junr. 29 5 34 H. Altirshall 30 2 32 C.J.Francts. 31 31 H. Freeman 29 1 30 T. Rees, Prioress. 20 10 30 W. Sweet 24 4 28 J. C. Lowe 19 9 28 L.Myers. 18 3 21 The tie was shot off on Thursday evening, Mr F. Edmunds running out the winner. The 13th spoon shoot took place on Thursday night, when Mr D. Rees won. This is the first time a spoon has been won twice by the same member. Mr J. S. Birrell gave the spoon for a seoocd time. Details: Messrs Pts Hep Ttl D. Rees 43 4 47 E. Waters. 45 1 46 C. J. Francis 44 44 E. Bartlett 3G g 44 A. F. Lucas 39 4 43 G. Edmunds 36 6 42 E. Morgan 38 3 41 L.Myers. 37 4 41 P. T. Ohft 40 — 40 G. M. Smith 37 3 40 R. Morgan 36 4 40 H. Freeman 3(; 2 38 J. S. Birrell 35 3 38 H. Marfell 28 9 37 I J. Billingham 30 6 36 F. J. Edmunds 31 3 34 A. Ilobbs 25 9 34 I W. Billingham 26 7 33 W. Sweet 28 4 32 H. Best 23 9 32 II. Marshall 29 2 31 I R. W. Spencer 18 10 28
CORONATION CELEBRATION COMMITTEE. The seventh meeting of the Usk Committee for organising the local festivities at the King's Coronation was held at the Town Hall, Usk. on Tuesday evening, when there were present:- Mr H. A. Addis, J.P. (chairman), Revs. P. L. C. Nash, H. B. Robinson, J. G. Williams, 1. Heneka, Deaconess Eleanor, Mrs Bowen, Messrs. C. J. Fraucis, A. J. Green, W. Workman, J. Billingham, R. Morgan, G. Mundy, J. Haggett, T. J. Smith, T. Rees, jr., H. Ault, A. W. Trotman. and A. F. Lucas (hon. sec.) The Usk Water Works Company (Limited), have been thanked for giving the Committee permission to tap their water supply for free use on the Island on Coronation Day, Mr Joseph Lawrence, M.P., having been written to for a subscription, a promise to comply and a request for a list of subsciibers had been received from his Secretary. Mr Lucas reported that he had sent the list. Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan, M.P., wrote regretting that he could not comply with the request as be had no property in or near Usk, and it was quite as much as he could do to help the parishes immediately around him. The Chairman, as hon treasurer, reported that he had up to date received X86 13s lOd. The probable number of children who would be entertained at tea was the question next gone into, and it was thought that there would be about 650. At the Diamond Jubilee celebration, besides those given tea there were about 300 who paid for it, and 1,200 were provided for altogether. As to dinners, 200 was the number estimated to be provided for. Mrs Mayberry had offered to provide for 30, and Mr Russell for 50. Now it was stated that fifty would go to "The Castle," and Mr Green, "Three Salmon's," would take any number from 80 to 150. It was decided to order 900 free tea tickets, 300 visitors' tea tickets at 6d each, and dinner tickets according to the numbers mentioned for three of the houses, and 120 for the Three Salmon'?, so as to have enough. The dinner will be at noon, the children's free tea at four o'clock, and the visitors at five o'clock. The mugs will be distributed on the Island at 6 p.m., a march past" to be organized for the purpoee, and the tickets to be then given up. The Chairman said Miss Nixon, mistress of the Usk Girls' School, had kindly offered to get up a, Maypole dance, and he had accepted the offer on behalf of the Committee.—This action was con- firmed and 10a allowed him for expenses- ribbon, &c. Messrs John Haggett, G. Edmunds, R. A. Rogers, J. Billingham, and T. Rees. jr., were appointed a Sports Committee, with power to add to their number, and with a grant of £ 5. Messrs. T. J. Smith, H. Ault, 1. Heneka, S. A. Hiley, J. G. Williams, and A. J. Green were similarly constituted to see to the erection of the 20 tea tables, &c., Mrs Bowen to assist advigorily. Each member of the Committee was requested to nominate at the next meeting a lady to preside at the tea tables, each of whom would provide two assistants. Tenders for groceries, &c., were then opened from Mrs Roberts, Messrs. Hobbs, Herbert, Rowen, Price, and Stibbs, in addition to Messrs. Jones, Cozens, and Doubleday, who sent in tenders the previous week. On the proposition of the Rev. H. B. Robinson, seconded by Mr Francis, it was resolved that the tenders be dealt with by the Chairman, Mrs Bowen, Messrs. Haggett, Smith, and Rees, after the Hon Secretary had prepared a draft order, based, as to the quantities, on the amounts required on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration* The meeting then adjourned for a week.
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. 1 The monthly meeting was held at the Town Hall, Usk, on Thursday evening, when there were present:—Messrs. H. A. Addis, J.P. (chairman), J. Hennessey, F. Jennings, T. J. Smith, Reubea Morgan, J. Haggett, W. Workman, E. W. Waters, H. Ault, A. F. Lucas (clerk), and T. Rges, jr. (surveyor, &c.) J SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported that the bar of the weighing machine in the Cattle Market was broken in two at the Trinity Monday Fair.- Messrs. Coggan and Son required Id per cubic yard more for limestone this year than la-t year. Last year's price was 3s 3d, delivered in the Prison. He had had wire placed along the railings of the Town Hall steps, as requested at the last meeting.—He required a supply of weed killer for use in the Cattle Market and on the streets. It was stated that the weighbridge was broken by a man turning an animal into the weighing pen. 0 ° The Surveyor, was instructed to get an estimate of the cost of the repair of the bar, the question of the liability of the man using the pen to be considered at the next meeting. It was decided to pay Messrs. Coggan the extra penny per yard for stone. The Surveyor was instructed to obtain a drum of weed-killer-in the town if possible. THE RATE REDUCED. The Finance Committee, who considered the year's estimates at a special meeting on the 27th ult., recommended that a rate of Is lOd in the £ be levied for the ensuing year-a reduction. of 2d. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said he thought it was a very satisfactory one. (Hear, hear.) The Committee had gone carefully into the figures, allowed an ample margin of receipts over expenditure, and calculated that, unles3 something unforeseen and uiitisual- happened, at the end of the year they would have rather more in hand than they had at the end of last year. The motion, which included instructions to the Collector and Clerk to carry out the necessary preliminaries to the signing of the rate at the next meeting, was seconded by Mr Jennings, and agreed to. The rate includes Jd in the £ for technical instruction. I CURRENT FINANCE. The following bill?, &c., were ordered to h»» pa,d = Coltector l,»lf.Tear's ,„l„" £ |0 Purveyor, ditto, £3 158; ditto, incidentals, 58 9d; 0 Jenkins, poor rates on Town Hall. sewage field and Cattle Market, £ 1 lfis IOd; L. R. Lucas repairs at the market, 7s Governor, H.M. Prison* 20 yards of gravel, j64 G Mundy, one year's rent of tipping ground, ;Cl Surveyor, on account of manual and team labour, X12 15s. The following payments to Treasurer were reported:—Collector on accouut of tolls &c. £ 3 lis 2d. £ 2 5s 3d, £ 6 17s 6d, aud £ 2 10s Id"; • T. Russell, lure of Twyu, 2s 6d; J. Studt, ditto, A u from Twyn-square* £ 4 15s 6d; Walford Family, hire of Hull, £ 1 Is. OVERLOADING OF VEHICLES. A communication was read from the Clerk to the Monmouthshire County Council relative to the overloading of vehicles, and the advisability of enforcing registration. J The Chairman said he thought this was a matter the Council ought to attend to, as they frequently saw cases of overloading, which involved cruelty to animals, passing through the town. As it was a niatter which required some consideration, he moved that it be referred to the Street Committee. Other members concurred with the Chairman's remarks, and his suggestion was adopted with a view to the framing of a bye-law to put a stop to the practice. PERMISSION GIVEN WITH: THANKS. The Chairmau, on behalf of the Coronation Celebration Committee, asked that permission be given to the Gas Compauy to fix a star on the Town Hall. Formal permission was -accorded-with thanks. one in am bar added. The Gas Company are carrying out the illumination free of cost. THE RAILWAY STATION APPROACH. The Chairman brought up the suggestion which had been made by Mr Green that the Great Western Railway Company should be asked to build steps at the railway station approach in order to cut off a bend in the road. Some discussion followed, Messrs. Smith, Ault. Waters and others, pointing out that the present approach was awkward and dangerous, a couple of accidents having occurred there, and ultimately The Chairman proposed, Mr Waters seconded, and it was unanimously resolved that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Secretary of the Great- Western Railway Company, pointing out that the sharp bend at the bottom of the steep road was a danger to passengers, and asking for the favour of an interview with the Company's engineer with a view to its being remedied, or steps being erected for the use of foot passengers nearer the town. LEGAL LIGHT. The Clerk reported that the Auditor at the last audit wishing to refer to a legal point had the use of the Council's legal text book, which he found so old us not to contain the information he required, and he (the auditor) suggested that another should be obtained. It was resolved that the latest work on the subject be obtained, and a cheque for £2 19s 5d was drawn for its purchase, the Chairman observing that it might save the Council a lawyer's fee, aud would certainly be found very useful.
f Cricket. USK V MONMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. The only fixture arranged for the season between these teams was played on Saturday, on the School ground. Usk were not fully represented. The homesters won the toss and went to the wickets. Oiicket was very slow, and it took 2| hours for the bcno'>l to compile their 81 runs, Griffiths, the captain, being top scorer with 38. He gave a couple of chances. Usk took the bat with not quite an hour and a half left to the call of time, and wickets were lost for 57 runs, the game thus ending in an even draw. H. C. Davies was top scorer with 15 not out, and G. Morgan also enttjrdd double figures, and was smartly caught and bowled by Mr Rowan, the ball being taken very low down. F. J. Edmunds was similarly
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USK. Agent—Mrs. E. K. Jones, Stationer J SALMON ANGLING.-We have this week beard of two kills only, viz., Saturday, Mr W. Russell, one, 121bs, and, Thursday, Mr Johnson, one, 51bs. THE HEARTS OF OAK BENEFIT SOCIETY, at their recent delegate meeting, decided to pay out of working expenses the cost of posting all benefit remittances to members instead of deducting the amount of the postage from the benefit. OBITUAR Y.- The death of Miss Harriet Morgan occurred on Sunday morning, at her residence, Twyn-square. Deceased, who was 64 years of ae, was a recluse. and bad led an eccentric life. The funeral took place on Thursday, in Usk Churchyard the Vicar (Rev P. L. C. Nash) officiating. CRICKET CLUB FETE.—-Mr H. Humphreys, J.P., presided over a meeting of the committee organising the fete for the second Coronation Day. Samples of cake, &c., were tested, and orders resolved to be given as follows: Mr J. J. Edwards, sugar and tea Messrs Hobbs and Morgan, milk; Mr Jones Central Supply Stores, cake Mr R. Herbert, bread Mr T. Cozens, butter.—The programme was pre- sented and adopted, and large posters ordered to be printed. THE MANOR OF USK.-Å contemporary say, It will be remembered that at the sale of the Duke of Beaufort's property at Newport the manor of Usk was purchased by Mr Digby Powell. It has since been acquired by Lord Raglan, who thus adds it to the mauor of Raglan, purchased at the same sale. It may be added that the manor of Striguil (Chepstow) was purchased by Mr R. n. Parnall for Colonel Curre, Itton Court; but Mr Percy Laybourne and Mr Percy Powell retain the manors of Dingestow and Trelleck respectively. COOKERY CLASS.—There was a very good attend- ance at this class, at the Town Hall, on Wednesday, greater interest being shown in the efforts of the teacher to make the class popular. Miss Richards endeavoured to meet the keen desire of her audiences —previously shown—to purchase the results of her skill, by extending the number of her subjects. Last week these were :—Lemon sponge, pork piog, cocoanut gingerbread, and dough nuts. Miss Richards presented each lady of her audience with a handsome and useful little book on plain cooking, most of the recipes having been demonstrated by Mips Richards herself. Next Wednesday will be the last of the series, and a large attendance is looked for. DEATH OF MRS PARICEEt.-It is with regret we have to announce the death of Mrs Parker. widow of Mr Adolphus E. Parker, of The Laurels, Priory- street, Usk. Mrs Parker complained of being unwell on Monday evening, and Miss Parker sent for Dr Boulton, who at once visited and medically attended to her mother, but nothing serious was anticipated. At 4.30 on Tuesday morning, the deceased lady was given a stimulant by her daughter, and settled down for a sleep. A few minutes before five Miss Parker noticed a change in her mother's appearance, and saw her quietly pass away. Much sympathy is felt for Mr M. Parker and his two sisters in their sad and sudden bereave- ment. The deceased lady was in the 67th year of her age, and had survived her husband 14 years. The funeral takes place at Usk, on Saturday after- noon, at 3.30. THE LLANGIRBY HUNT.—A meeting of the subscribers to the Llangibby Hunt was held at the King's Head, Newport, on Saturday afternoon last, for the purpose of making such arrange- ments as may be found necessary for the future carrying on of the Hunt Mr Hopton Williams, M.F.H., piesided over a gratifying attendance, and was unanimously asked to continue the mastership, which he consented to do. A general desire was expressed to carry on the Hunt as nearly as possible upon the old lines, and promises of increased financial support were offered, which augured well for its futare prosperity. Rules were drawn up and adopted, Mr Evelyn Waddiugton was re-elected hon sec., and Mr W. B. Gething field sec. Appropriate references were made to the late Master (Mr John Lawrence), and the late Huntsman (Evan Williams). THE REY JOHN HARRIS, B.A., who entered upon his duties as Curate of Usk and Monkswood on Sunday last, was last week honoured by those amongst whom he has for many years worked. The meeting was held at Caerphilly, and was presided over by Mr E. W. M. Corbett, who, after tea, ex- pressed pleasure at seeing such a large gathering, and referred to Mr Harris's labours in the parish during the last fourteen years. He also alluded to the petition got up in so short a time, bearing 2,011 signatures. He believed that such au expression of the people's esteem was bound to result in Mr Harris being appreciated by the Church authorities. A musical programme was rendered, and Dr M'Kenzie (hon. secretary) then stated that E100 bad been subscribed as a present for Mr Harris, and this was presented to him by Mis* Anthony, in addition to a silver inkstand, value LIG.-MR Coxon eulogised the conduct of Mr Harris, and "aid he left Caerphilly through stress of circumstances, and not from his own choice.—Mr Goodfellow (treasurer) spoke of the sorrow with which the public parted with Mr Harris, and wished him God-speed.—Mr W. T. Hicks also regretted his going away.—The Rev J. Harris suitably acknowledged the presents and kind words.