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NEWPORT. Agents-Messrs greenlisad and Co., Newsagent*. DEATH OF ALBERT PALMER.—Albert Palmer, the well-known international cross-country runner, and captain of the Newport Harriers, was fatally crushed by a wagon at St. Julian's Brickworks, Caerleon, on Thursday. COUNTY COUNCIL APPOINTMENT.—At a meeting of the main roads and bridges committee of the Monmouthshire County Council, at Newport, on Wednesday, Mr Edgar J. Jenkins, of Newport, was appointed clerk to the County Surveyor, at a salary beginning at £ 120, rising to X150 per annum. LOCAL WILL—Mr John Francis, of Victoria Avenue, Maindee, Newport, who died on January Ist, and probate of whose will has been granted to Mrs Anno Blackmore Francis, of 81, Victoria Avenue, the widow, and William James Lloyd, of Newport, solicitor, left property of the value of JB2 731 Os 2d gross, and X2,397 2a 8d net. CONGRATULATION.- 0 a Thursday, Lord Tredegar reached his 74th milestone, but if he were only as old as he looks he might well be on the sunnyside of 7). His lordship is a striking illustration of the efficacy of happy thoughts happily expressed, good deeds, and plenty of out-door exercise as a tiealth preservative. May he long be with us in he enjoyment of good health. ART WORK FOR ROYALTY.—At Tuesday evening's meeting of the Newport Technical Instruction Committee, Mr Bush reported that the art work had been forwarded to the Board of Education for inspection. He had also sent some .embroidered work, which Lady Llangattock had presented to Princess Alexandra of Teck, on her marriage, and which had been designed by Miss Williams, teacher of art needlework. SUNDAY TRADING.—The attempts to suppress Sun. day trading at Newport, which have been suspended for some weeks owing to the Bench being equally divided, are being renewed, and this week 36 sum- mouses have been issued, so that, with the 23 sum- monses which were adjourned, some 60 cases are .,down for hearing. The Shopkeepers' Association threaten reprisals, and application is to be made for summonses against prominent Newport firms, as well as the Corporation, for doing work other than -work of necessity or charity on the Lord's Day. CENTENARY OF THB BIBLE SOCIETY. Lord Tredegar presided at the Temperance Hall, Newport, on Tuesday evening, at a public meeting in connection with the centenary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and regretted there vag not a larger attendance. If they kept no ,oth,er centenary, he thought they should keep the .centenary of the Bible Society. He was afraid a great many of the inhabitants of Newport were ignorant of the work of the society, which knew JJO creed.—Archdeacon Bruce, in the course of an eloquent and appealing address, said he was glad that the leaders of the Church of England bad ,struck so generous a note of admiration for the .Bible Society. LOCAL WEDDING.—On Wednesday, at St. Mark's Church. Newport, the marriage took place of Mr C. D. Phillips. jun., son of Mr C. D. Phillips, J.P., of The Gaer, Newport, and Miss Emma Swalwell, youngest daughter of Mr J. Swalwell. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin trimmed with Limerick lace. The (bridesmaids, Misses Marion and Rose Phillips, wore dresses of pale blue voile, with crepe do chine .and Maltese lace trimmings, whilst Miss Olive Sainsbury wore a white muslin costume. The Rev T. LI. Lister, vicar, assisted by the Rev D. J. Sproule, officiated. The bride's going-away dress was of blue cloth, with hat to match, and ostrich iltole. The honeymoon is being spent in JLondon. A

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