A GRAND BAZAAR Arranged by the LADY LLANGATTOCK and a Committee of Ladies, WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ROLLS HALL, MONMOUTH, IN AID OF THE MONMOUTH HOSPITAL, ON NONDAY & TUESDAY, SEPT. 14TH & 15TH, 1903. The Bazaar will be opened each day at 2 p.m. In connection with the Bazaar, A GRAND CONCERT Will be held during the proceedings, in which the following Artistes will take part- MADAME ALBANI, MADAME BEATRICE LANGLEY MISS KATIE JONES MISS EVELYN TYSER MISS LUCY BINGHAM MR. ARTHUR NEWSTEAD MR. HUGH PATON MR. JOHN THOMAS, (PENCERDD GWALIA), HARPIST TO THE KING. ADMISStJN: First day, 5s; after 5 p.m., s. Od. Second day, s. Od.; after 5 p.m., it s. Cheap Tickets will be issued by the Great Western Railway Company by ordinary trains on the above dates in connection with the Bazaar. The 8.5 p.m. train from Troy will run on Tuesday, the 15th, as on Mondays and Thursdays iu each Week. For further particulars see the Company's bills. v A.I.A. JOHN H. RENNIE, BY EXAM. AGRICULTURAL and GENERAL AUCTIONEER, & VALUER, AND LAND AGENT, &c., Office and Saleroorns 6 & 12, SKINNER-STREET, NEWPORT. Fat and Store Stock Sales held in Newport, Usk, and Chepstow Markets, on Market Days. Auction Fixtures. 1903. Sept. 2-Fat and Store Stock, at Newport Cattle Market. Early date.—Household Furniture, Pianofortes, and Effects, at Salerooms, 12, Skinner- street, Newport. 7-Fat and Store Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs, at Usk Cattle Market. 8—Fat and Store Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs, at Chepstow Cattle Market. 9 -Fat and Store Stock, at Newport Cattle Market. Early date.—Prime Clover and Hay. at Coach and Horses, Caerweut. (Further entries respectfully solicited). Catalogues and Particulars obtainable from the Auctioneer, as above. Nat. Telephone, 0625. Sales by Auction. By Messrs NELMES, POOLE, & ATKINS. The Vicarage, Raglan. IMPORTANT SALE OF Household Furniture, CARRIAGES AND OUT-DOOR EFFECTS (by order of the Rev. C. M. PERKINS, who is leaving), on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 19 3, at 1 o'clock. 8" Full particulars in Posters. oS NELME3, POOLE, AND ATKINS, Monmouth, and at Newnham and Stroud. Educational. Usk Technical Instruction Classes. SESSION begins MONDAY, 7th SEPTEMBER. Evening Classes will be held in Workshop & Commercial Arithmetic, Shorthand, Elementary Drawing (for beginners), Art Drawing and Manual Training. Early application to join classes is invited. Fee, each subject, 2s 6d.—For further particulars see handbills, or apply ARTHUR F. LUCAS, Usk, 20th August, 1903. Secretary. THE WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION ACT. Usk Higher Grade School. rpHE above SCHOOL will be RE-OPENED on JL TUESDAY, the 8th Sept., for a Term of 15 Weeks. All Candidates seeking admission must pass an Examination, and will be required to attend at the School, at 3 o'clock in the Afternoon of MONDAY, the 7th Sept., for that purpose. All Fees must be paid to the Undersigned, who will attend to receive the same in the Afternoon of THURSDAY, the 10th Sept. A. H. WATKINS, 14th August, 1903. Clerk. ow.¡; "I THE WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION aCT. Usk Higher Grade School. THE SCHOLARSHIP MANAGERS announce JL that they are able to offer Bursaries to Children attending, or who wish to attend, the Usk Higher Grade School. These Bursaries will be money payments, granted at the discretion of the Scholarship Managers, and it is hoped will enable Parents, otherwise unable, to keep their Children at School for a longer period. They will be awarded on application to the Scholarship Managers, such application to be made on a form supplied by S. A. Hiley, Esq., on or before the 5th day of September. A. H. W ATKINS, Clerk to the Scholarship Managers. Ty Newydd, Usk, 4th August, 1903. Llanbaddoc School Board. \T7ANTED, immediately, for the Glascoed Ml School (Mixed), an ASSISTANT MIS- TRESS (Article 68). Salary, L25 per aunum.- Apply, with copies of testimonials, to E. WADDINGTON, Usk, Clerk to the Board. o Usk Flower Show. THE PRIZES in connection with the above Show will be paid at THE MISSION ROOM, on MONDAY NEXT, the 31st inst, at 8.30 p.m. I All those who have not sent in their claims are requested to do so at once, THOS. JONES, Secretary, To Let FROM: February 2nd, 1904, PENTWYN r FARM, Gwehelog, containing about 100 acres of Pasture and Arable.—Apply by letter to R. RICKARDS, The Priory, Usk. Cyclists, Light Up! Saturday, Aug 29th. 7.54 Sunday, tt 30th. 7.51 Monday, „ 31st. 7.49 Tuesday, Sept. 1st. 7.47 Wednesday, 2nd. 7.45 Thursday, 3rd. 7.43 Friday, 4th. 7.41 Saturday, 5th 7.39 Being One hour after Sunset. till Vol. Batt. South Wales Borderers. "G" (USK) COMPANY. Orders for the week ending September 5th, 1903. Monday, Company Parade, dress drill order, at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, Class Firing, 3 p.m. Thursday, Company Parade, dress drill order, at 7.30 p.m. Saturday, Class Firing, 3 p.m. It is notified for information that the Annual Rifle Meeting will be held on the Ranges, at Usk, on Thursday, 24th September, 1903. Rules and Conditions may be seen at the Armoury. There will be a Church Parade on Sunday, 6th September, when medals will be presented to Sergt. Inst. Johnston and Pte. J. Roberts. Rifles etc., will be issued from the Armoury at 2.45 p.m., on days of firing. By Order, STANLEY M. WILLIAMS, Commanding G Company. Hunting Appointments. Mr. Clay's Subscription Otter Hounds will meet next week (water permitting):— Tuesday, September let. Awre Station At 10.40 a.m. Friday, September 4th Caerleon Station At 10.15 a.m. County Courts in Circuit 24. COURTS will be held at the several Court-towns on this Circuit, before His Honour JUDGE OWEN, the Judge thereof, on the days and at the time hereunder mentioned:— Time, a.m. Oct. Nov. Dec. Chepstow 10 12 2 7 Barry 10 Sep.29 3 8 Cardiff 10 30 4 9 10 1 5 10 10 2 6 11 10 S 7 12 Aber-gavenny 10 5 14 Blaenavon 10 9 Tredegar 9.30 6 0 1 Pontypool 10 7 11 2 Newport 10.30 8 12 3 10.30 9 13 4 Monmouth.. 10 13 14 15 Ross 9.30 10 5 Crickhowell.. 11 14 16 Usk 11.30 15 17 APPOINTMENTS, &c., FOR WEEK Ending September 5th, 1903. Aug. Sat. 29-Pontypool Petty Sessions, "11 a.m. Raglan Petty Sessions. Sun. 30-Twelth Sunday after Trinity. Mon. 31- Sept. Tues. 1—Abergavenny Cattle Market. Wed. 2—Newport Cattle, Cheese, & Corn Mkts. Abergavenny Petty Sessions. Monmouthshire County Council Meet- ing at Newport. Thur. 3—Cwmbran Petty Sessions. Abergavenuy Horse and Agricultural Show, at Bailey Park, Abergavenny. (See advt.) Usk Urban District Council. Sale of Household Furniture, Raglan. by Messrs Nelmes, Poole, and Atkins. (See Advt.) Sat. 5-Pontypool Petty Sessions. Cricket-Usk Y. Pouthir, at Usk. Butchers' Attitude regarding Cattle. South Wales butchers have decided "to take steps to secure warranties from vendors of cattle, sheep. and pigs that animals are free from disease when sold. This action has been taken in consequence of the serious loss sustained by batchers who, after killing animals purchased, had found them to be tuberculous or otherwise diseased, and therefore, unfit for food. A Few Miles only stands between you and the LARGEST STOCK of FURNITURE fn this part of the country. But not only is a LARGE SELECTION at your disposal, « the added advantages of plain marking at CASH PRICES Will Save you Many Pounds in money, if you are purchasing to any extent. We shall be pleased to send you our ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE showing the cash price of every article. As to the quality you will need no further assurance when we say that all goods bear the name GrANE, which, for nearly a century, has borne an unblemished reputation for the manufacturer of ARTISTIC RELIABLE FURNITURE. Many firms have done us the honour to copy our trade terms, and, as far as possible, our methods of business. But No local houre, indeed, few in the kingdom, can equal the Sterling value we give, or show you Such a magnificent collection of FURNITURE aa that we hold at 161 & 162, COMMERCIAL ST., NEWPORT. and at CARDIFF and BRISTOL, and a visit of inspection (to which we cordially invite yeu) will prove this assertion. G-ANE, Furniture Colosseum, NEWPORT. FREE INSURANCE AGAINST ACCIDENTS. COUPON TICKET SPECIALLY GUARANTEED BY THE OCEAN ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE CORPORATION, LTD., 40, 42 & 44, MOORGATE STREET, LONDON, E.C. (to whom Notice of Claims, under the following conditions, must be sent within seven days to the above address). "I OO 1)6 Paid the above Corporation to the next-of-kin of anyone who is killed by an accident to the I BA.IXj~tVA.~y TBAIS, I TUA.ua: CAB, 03KNXBTJS, ICABBIJEK'S FA1, CART, CABStlA GJB, CABStlA GJB, Or WAGGOX (within the United Kingdom or Channel Islands), in which the deceased was travelling, or who shall have been fatally injured thereby (should death result within three calendar months after such accident). Should such accident not prove fatal, but produce, within the same period of three months, permanent total disable- ment, i.e., the loss of two limbs (both arms or both legs, or one of each, by actual separation above the wrist or ankle), the person injured shall be entitled to receive £50 or for the loss of one limb, under the aforesaid conditions, will be paid, £ 25 PROVIDED that the person so killed or injured had upon his or her person, OR HAD LEFT AT HOME THIS PAPER, IN ITS ENTIRETY, WITH HIS, OR HER, USUAL SIGNATURE, writ- ten, prior to the accident, on the space provided below, which is the essence of this contract. This Insurance holds good for the current week's issue only is limited to one Coupon for each holder, and carries the benefits of, and is subject to the conditions of, the "OCEAN ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE COMPANY, Limited, Act, 1890," Risks Nos. 2, 8, 5, and 6. The Corporation admit that the purchase of this Paper is the payment of a premium under Section 34 of the Act, Railway Servants on duty excepted. cp. Signature FOR A Full Report OF THE Quarterly Meeting OF THE a Miiisie County Conncil See Next Week's County Observer."
Births, Marriages, & Deaths. Announcements under this heading are inserted at a uniform, charge of 1/- each, unless such words as "No Cards," No Flowers<fc., are added, when the charge will be 2/6. All Announcements must be authenticated. Postage Stamps may be sent in payment. Lists of Wedding Presents are inserted at the rate of 1/6 per inch in depth.
Lord Salisbury. Not the British Empire alone, but the whole civilised world is the poorer by the passing into the great Hereafter of the Marquis of Salisbury. Undoubtedly, he has been one of the greatest factors for peace in the world's history, and who can say how often his sound judgment, fore- sight, and conciliatory tact, have been responsible for the maintenance of peace with honour for the Empire ? We associate his name with all that his good, true, and of sterling worth, and as we bow in grateful reverence over his open grave we recognise that "The brightest names that earth can boast Just glisten and are gone." His magnificent services to the Empire at large, his loyalty to his Sovereign, and devotion to the public cause, together with the comprehensiveness of his intellect, entitle him to a foremost place amongst statesmen. No Prime Minister, since the days of tho younger Pitt. has ruled so long, and the voice of no European Minister since the time of Bismarck has been so potent, no authority so commanding, as his, 'Gifted with an I INORDINATE CAPACITY FOR WORK, his genius did not receive full recognition until Lord Beaconsfield singled him out as his colleague on that memorable journey to Berlin, which brought to us Peace with Honour." Henceforth he ranked as a diplomatist, and from that time until 1900, whenever Conservatives were in power, ruled with conspicuous ability and distinction at the Foreign Office, when age compelled him to resign some of the responsibilities of State and prepare for his total retirement. He died on the fiftieth anniversary of his entry into the House of Commons, as member for Stamford, having been Prime Minister for fourteen years, Foreign Secretary for thirteen years, twenty-one years in the Cabinet, twenty-one years Leader of the House of Lords, and eighteen years Leader of the Conservative Party. Such is I THE NOBLE RECORD I Lord Salisbury has left, and with his death the last of the great Prime Ministers of the nineteenth century passes into history. 'No public man ever shunned publicity more than he, and in accordance with his natural reserve; and expressed wish, his funeral will be of a strictly private character, at Hatfield. The arrangements for the holding of a memorial service in Westminster Abbey, on Monday afternoon, are entrusted to the Conservative Central Office.
[We do not necessarily endorse all our correspondent writes.-ED. <J.O."] ANGLING. The River is now in capital condition for angling, aud duriug the past week anglers have had some good sport. The heavy rain on Monday brought down a rise of about 4ft. There is an abundance of fish in the river. We have heard of the following kills Saturday-Mr J. Pitt, one, 51bs Mr Cartwright, two Mr R. Rickards, two Mr H. Humphreys, one, 5tlbs. Monday—Mr R. St. John Beasley, one, 14lbs Captain Johnson, one, 5 £ lbs Mr J. Pitt, one, 2 141 bs. Wednesday-Captain Johnson, two, lllbs and 5lbs Mr Johnson, one, 13lbs Mr R. St. John Beasley, one, lllbs. Thursday-Mr J. Pitt, one, 71bs Captain Johnson, six, lOà, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 15-libs, and a sewin. THE MONMOUTH BOROUGHS. I understand that the Newport Trades' Council is considering the question of running a Labour Candidate for the Monmouth Boroughs at the next Parliamentary election, and that as a number of gentlemen are williog to be nominated the matter is to be decided at a special meeting of the Council to-day (Friday). A three-cornered fight in the Boroughs will be an interesting development. THE RIVAL YACHTS. The successive defeats of Sir Thomas Lipton have awakened very considerable disappointment in this country, and one wonders whether the combined judgment of yachting experts, backed up by a well-filled purse, is not better than the will of one directing person, however enterpris- ing. Sir Thomas orders according to his own whim, chooses his own designer, retains his own captain and crew-and loses. Mr Iselin acts in consultation with others of large knowledge—and wins. Result Mortification for those who want the America Cup to come over this side of the herring-pond. THE HUMBERTS. The Editor of M.A.P." gives this wee hisk impression of the personal appearance of the two chief actors in this remarkable case, as seen in the French Palace of J ustice. The description is not exactly complimentary but it is forcible. Referring to Mme. Humbert's lack of expression, he says—" The best idea I can give of Madatne's face is that it has a curious and fantastic resemblance to the face one sees carved out of <;ocoanuts on an Epsom course and to think of Monsieur suggests small squares, like the squares on a chess-board—the high cheek-bones which separate the upper and lower part of the face from each other appearing as if two squares of the chess-board were put one on top of the other." HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH UN-MARRIED. Un-marrying appears to have reached the I cotuic stage ia Switzerland if the following | account, given by a contemporary, is to be credited After a Swiss judge had pronounced a decree of divorce, the couple showed their gratitude by embracing in court, after which the ex-husband entertained his ex-wife and a few friends to a separation J dinner at a restaurant." TINNED FROGS AND SNAILS. Gardeners who are despondent at the havoc caused by snails during this uusummerlike summer may find the following suggestion useful as an incentive to catching them and as a POSSIBLE additional source of income Among the food delicacies now on sale in Leeds are tinned frogs and tinned and live snails. The demand for them is not great. Preserved snails at 3s 9d per tin hang fire." BRUTALITY MINIMISED BY BRAVERY. It is somewhat difficult for the ordinary man to trace any connection between brutality" and bravery beyond the initial letters, but we know that many a lawyer lives by his wit, and the Daniel in the following police court case deserves to live well. His client was charged, at Windsor, on Tuesday, with attempting to enter a theatre in a drunken state, with knocking down the door-keeper en route, tripping up Sergeant Barham who interfered, knocking out five of his teeth and inflicting severe injuries to his face. The lawyer pleaded for mercy on the ground that his client had saved twenty persons from drowning, and was so far successful in his plea that defendant was given the option of a fitie-25-in lieu of imprisonment. A BURGLAR'S PRINCIPLES. Barney Fay, who attempted to burgle the houses of the Duke of Norfolk, Lord Derby, and the Bishop of London in one night, has his own code of honour, which he tried to explain to the Clerkeuwell magistrates. Asked whether he had anything to say, he remarked :—- "Well, sir, I should like to pass a remark about the same subject as that gentleman with the wig was talking about—robbing poor people. I believe I took some of the servants' things at first but then, I thought, it's a shame to take them away, and I put them back. I forgot, however, two brooches, and it was certainly an oversight on my part. I didn't mean to steal them." His principles did not save him and he goes to prison for two years' hard to perfect his theory.
I USK. I Agent-Mrs. E. K. Jones, Stationer MARRIAGE.-Oll the 23rd inst., the marriage of Miss M. Blandford, of Oxford-street, Lmdon, and Mr A. R. Gaster, eldest son of Mr A. Gaster, late of Usk, took place at St. Luke's, Shepherds' Bush, London, W. The bride was given away by Mr J. Prothero, of Usk, and Mr H. Palmer, of London, acted as best man. The bride and bridegroom afterwards left for the Isle of Wight, where they are spending their honeymoon. LLANBADOC CHOIR AND SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.— Postponed from August 15th on account of bad weather, this event took place on Saturday, 22nd insc., when a large party of juveniles journeyed to Raglan by the 11.18 train. The weather was all that could be desired and nothing occurred to mar the fullest enjoyment of the outing. After an excellent repast at the Coffee Tavern, athletic snorts took place in a large field kindly lent by Mr Townsend, and the journey home was safely accomplished, the day's proceedings winding up with cheers for the Vicar and Mrs Cockson.
LLANDAFF DIOCESAN CHURCH CHORAL ASSOCIATION. On Thursday afternoon a Choral Festival was held at St. Mary's Church, Usk, in which 640 voices took part, members of the following choirs:-Usk, Monkswood, Ma'nhilad, Llaofrechfa, Bryngwyn, Llandenny, Griffithstown, Llanhilleth, Aberbeeg, Dixton, St. James's, Pontypool, Goytre, Llanarth, Rockfield, Llanishen, Monmouth. Machen Upper and Lower, Penalt and Malpas. A larite number of the surrounding clergy were present, many of them bringing their choirs, and the Rehearsal at 11.30 a.m. was well attended. Mr Chas. Williams, of Nanty- derry, was the organist, and Mr Theodore Seaton, Diocesan Choir Master and organist of St. Mary's Usk, conducted. The sacred edifice was crowded in every part, chairs being placed in the aisles to increase the sitting accommodation, and at three o'clock the Festival opened with the Processional Hymn "Saviour, Blessed Saviour." The Rev P. L. C. Nash, rector of Usk, intoned the service in the key of G, the prayers being read by the Rev A. A. Matthews, vicar of Blaenavon, and assistant secretary to the Association the 1st lesson (Isaiah 12th), by the Rev J. W. Osman, vioar of Llanarth, and the 2nd (Ephesians 5th), by Canon Bedwell, vicar of Caerleoc. Portions of the 119th Psalm were sung, and the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to settings in E flat, by C. H. Lloyd, M.A., Mue. Doc. In the Anthem "From all that Dwell" (T. A. Waltnisley, M.A., Mus. Doc.) the parts were well taken up and rendered with exactitude in time, tune and expression, showing especially—a feature that was very noticeabla throughout the Festival muic-tbe- very great pains and ability that Mr Seaton has taken in the training of the choirs. It is most creditable that so mauy voices in the diocese have been brought to this state of efficiency. The organist's accompani- ments were exceptionally sympathetic. He also gave two voluntaries. The other hymns were God of mercy, God of grace (A. and M. 218), Lord of Glory, who hast bought us (A. and M. 367), and "To Jehovah, God of might" (Recessional). After the sermon the Te Deum (John C. West) was sung. The special preacher was the Rev F. R. Hodgson. late Archdeacon of Zanzibar, and taking for his text the words Let all the people praise Thee, 0 God," he made an earnest appeal for funds on behalf of the Diocesan Choral Association and the Universities Mission in Central Africa, between which bodies the offertories were to be divided. The Association had long been in debt to its late secretary, he said, and it was hoped that the collections that day would enable the balance to be cleared off. The Rev W. Crawley Feetham, of Penrhos generously subscribed £ 10, so that the funds of the Llandaff Choral Association should not suffer by a portion going to the Central African fund. Unfortunately, the weather on Thursday afternoon and evening was most unpropitious, a heavy and continuous downpour greatly interfering with the outdoor arrangements-many gentlemen of the town having kindly agreed to open their gardens and grounds for the amusement of visitors. The collections amounted to X17 19a 6d. +
CAERLEON. Agent-Miss M. A. Evans, Newsafleat, Cross-street. CWMBRAN AND LLANTARNAM FLOWBR SHOW.- On Thursday this show was held on the Gelli Farm fields in heavy and continuous rain. The entries were 25 per cent, higher than last year, and the general arrangements were exceedingly creditable. Mr E. H. Crawshay, of Oakttelds, was president, and Messrs. A. J. Perrett and S. I. Darby, joint secretaries. In addition to poultry, dairy produce, vegetables, flowers, and honey exhibits. Mr L. Stafford, oi Caerleon, displayed some cases containing about 60 varieties of butterflies and about 60U moths. The development of these creatures in the larva and chrysalis stages was also shown. The judges of fruit aud horticulture were Mr Wootton (Byford, Hereford) and Mr W. J. Grant (Newport), Mra F, F. Pilliaer opened the show.
CHEPSTOW. Agent.-Miss Clark BOARD or GUARDIANS.—Mr Soys presided at the fortnightly meeting on Saturday.—A letter was received from the Local Government Board with reference to the Board's letter of the 23rd ult., transmitting plans, &c relating to the proposed alterations and additions at the Chepstow Union Workhouse, and stating that the plans are approved of. The board, however, considered that it would have been preferable if a smaller building (for hospital purposes) were erected ou am additional piece of land to be acquired, and the present building improved and used for the aged, infirm, and imbecile inmates of the workhouse. 4.
LLANGIBBY. Agent-M,-s Nash. Lla..qibbl Vill,tge. THE MONOTONY OF PLAIN VEGETABLES. I HOW TO VARY IT. Plain vegetables have a sameness about them that is apt to become very monotonous. The only way of overcoming this is to serve them with sauces, made with a good thickening of Brown & Poison's Patent Corn Flour. In this way a wonderful variety can be obtained. For instance, you can have Cauliflower au Gratiu Tomato Sauce, Gratin Sauce, Dutch Sauce, Mushroam Sauce, Butter Sauce, Browu Sauce, and mauy other additions to vegetables, each of which will be found to be a great improvement. Plain and practical instructions for making these various sauces are given in Brown and Poison's new booklet, "Simple Fish and Vegetable Sauces." Send Id. stamp to Brown & Poison, Paisley, and the booklet will be forwarded. It has been prepared by Mr. Oh. Herman Seuu, the well- known authority on cookery, and contains milch. useful information.
I MONMOUTH. I Agent.—Mr. Cafrey, Bookseller, ifmrnouth. FORTHCOMING BAZAAB.—As announced in another column, a Grand Bazaar takes place in the Rolls. Hall, Monmouth, on Monday and Tuesday, September 14th and 15th. The attractions con- nected theiewith, including a concert in which Madame Albani takes part, are such that it will. no- doubt, draw large crowds, especially as the G. W.E. is offering rail facilities to those living at a distance from the county town. Ross AND MONMOUTH RAILWAY CompAN-Y.-The half-yearly general meeting of the shareholders and proprietors of the Ross and Monmouth Railway Company was held at the company's offije, St., Mary-street, Ross, on Tuesday afternoon. The report for the past half-year showed that thei, balanoe to the credit of the company is unaltered. The value of the traffic carried upon the railway for the half-year ending June 30 last as compared with the corresponding period of 1902 shows an increase of 166 148 Id. The balance brought over from the last half-year was £ 3(1 lis 101. The director* recommend a dividend of 12s per share on 4,000 £ 20 preference shares, less income-tax, and a dividend of 3s 6d per share on 4,OOJ £ 20 ordinary shares, frea of income-tax, leaving a bilance of £35 4s to b& carried forward to the credit of the current half- year.—The report, which was considered very satisfactory, was unanimously adopted. ROYAL MONMOUTHSHIRE MILITIA.-Tiie annual inspection of this regiment, which numbers about; 1,000, uuder the command of Colonel Lord Raglan, took place on Monday and Tuesday. The inspecting officers. were Geueial Sir William* Butler, commanding the Western District, and Colonel Goldie, R.E., commanding the RoyaL Engineers, South Wales. This regiment is now divided into companies for railway construction, and working, bridging, &c., and a fully-equipped. field company has been added this year. Ou. Mouday, after the inspection of the camp, tha hospital, &c., the boolii were examined. Tile. engineering grounds at Pwllholm were next, visited, and the work of the railway company and. the bridging company inspected. There was no- review or ceremonial parade. Tuesday WitS principally devoted to the examination of youngs officers as to their military knowledge. The men. will be dismissed to their homes on Saturday morniug, after fifteen weeks of preliminary drill and training.
NEWPORT. Aaents-Messrs Greenlanå and, 0,. TECHNICAL INSTBUCTION.—On Tuesday night the committee re-affirmed, in the face of an adverse vote by the town council, the neoessity for proceed- ing with the erection of a technical institute for the town, the site of which has been purchased and. plans approved. NEW MAGISTRATES.—The names of the following gentlemen have been added to the commission of the peace for the county borough of Newport:—Mr William Moxon Fuller, Mr Charles Willium Eirle Marah, Mr Thomas Parry, Alderman Thomas Pugsley, Colonel C. T. Wallis, and M-r Robert Wilkinson. ELECTRIC CAR AND HAULIER'S CART COLLIDE.- When one of Mr Leadbeter's hauliers, named Hancock, was driving a cart in Chepstow-road, near the Cross Hands Inn, on Tuesday night, he turned aaide to get clear of an ehctric car, but the car colliding with the tail of the cart threw tlancock out, and he sustained a very severe gash on one of his arms. THREE BODIES AWAITIVG INQUESTS.—Asecond body floated up the River Usk on Wednesday, and was recovered nearly opposite Newport Old Dock. It is supposed to be that of one of the crew or passengers of the swampel coal hulk Rhondda. It was taken to the mortuary at Pill and placed with the first, body, which was recovered on Tuesday, to await an. inquest. A third corpse was on Thursday evening picked up in the River Usk not far from the Eastern Dry Dock. It is thought to ba that of another member of the crew of the coal hulk Rbondda. GUEST, KEEN, AND NETTLEPALDS (L X rj&D).-Th,, third annual maetn g f the shareholder in Guest, Keen, and Nettleiunis (Limit ;d) was held at the New Midland Hotel, Birmingham, on Tuesday after- noon. Mr Arthur Keen presided, and there was a, large attendance of shareholders. The directors" report and balance-sheet showed a net profit on th.
I GROSMONT. Nsw POSTMASTER.—Mr W. H. Black, has been appointed the new postmaster, in the place of Mr J. J. Cole, resigned, who has held the appointment for more than 45-years. THE CASTLE.—Colonel and Mrs Lucas Scud am ore, Monmouth Cap House, who have recently purchased the ruins of Grosmont Castle, front Colonel Bradney, are having some very desirable improvements carried out which will be greatly appreciated by tourists and others. During the present week some substantial railings have been erected at the top of one of the walls from which a glorious view of the Monnow Valley is obtained.
LLANFRECHFA LOWER. PARISH COUNCIL MEETING.—Mr G. W. Williams presided at Friday's meeting. A letter was read from the District Council with regard to the water supply, and afrer discussion it was decided tOo adjourn the matter for three weeks.—The Clerk also produced a petition, signed by about 40 inhabitants of Ponthir, pressing the Council ta take immediate steps to secure a pure water supply, as the people were suffering- great inconvenience.- The agreement submitted by Mr A. A. Williams, agent to the Poutypool estate, with regard to the wall at the Wain, was signed.—The Great Westera Railway Co., wrote that they did not see what traffic there would be to justify their making a public siding at Ponthir, and asked if the Council could furnish them with anything further. The Chairman said the absence of a siding was the obstacle to the development of the district. • «