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USK. Agent—Urt. E. K. Janet, Stationer CRICKET.—In consequence of the rain the match between Usk and Ponthir was abandonel on Saturday. j ANGLING.-The following salmon have been killed since our hut list:—Saturday, Mr R. W, Rickards, three, 111b, 121b, and 231b; ATr E. P. Bisshopp, one, 2llb. Monday-Mr R. W. Rickards, two, 101b and llilb. Thursday—Mr H. W. Pride, one. FUNRItAL.-The funeral of Mrs Parker, of the Laurels, Usk, took place on Saturday last, and was very largely attended by relatives and friends. The chief mourners were :—Mr M. A. Parker, the Misses Parker [son and daughters of the deceasedl. Mr Richard Parker, Mr Alex. Parker, Mr John Parker, Mr W. Hobbs, and Mr Herbert Lloyd. The Rev P. L. C. Nash [Vicar] officiated, and Mr W. R. Martin [organist], played the "Dead March" in Saul in the Church, and accompanied the singing of the hymns com- mencing "My God, my Father, while I stray" and A few more years shall roll." The wreaths were numerous. The coffin was of polished oak with brass furniture. Mr R. A. Rogers was the undertaker. BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The Sunday School anniver- sary services were held on Jane 8th. The services morning and evening were conducted by the Rev H. B. Robinson (pastor). Reference was made more particularly in the morning to Sunday School work," Mr Robinson choosing for his text Psalm xc., 17. In the evening a floral service was held, the Chapel being very prettily decorated for the occasion. The rev gentleman took for his subjact The fragrance of flowers," basing his remarks on Proverbs xxvii., 9. In the afternoon the choir and Sunday School scholars, under the leadership of Mr James Wheeler, rendered a floral service of sone, entitled "Summer Roses." Solos were given by Miss A. Thomas and Miss F. Jennings, a quartette by the Missses A. Thomas and Cooper and Messrs Edwards and T. Brown, and a children's quartette by the Misses Violet Morgan. A. Smith, M. Cooper, and N. Stockham (alto), and a short portion of the service was recited by Annie Brown, one of the younger scholars. The connec- tive readinga were given by Mr F. Jennings (superintendent), Miss A. Hiley presiding at the organ.—On Wednesday afternoon the annual treat was held in a field kindly lent by Mr J. James, Llancayo, Mr F. Jennings conveying the little ones to and fro.

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