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In order to substantiate our claim to be by far the largest Furnishers in this part of the country, we give below a brief list of our departments at 161 and 162, Commercial Street, Newport. Basement.—Inexpensive Bedroom and Kitchen Furnishings, Ironmongery and Hardware.1 Ground Floor (Main).—Uliddle and High-class Bedroom Furnishings. Ground Floor (Annexe). Inexpensive BEDROOM SUITES for Cottages and Small Houses. LINOLEUM DEPARTMENT (at rear). 1st Floor (Gallery). Office FURNITURE, Overmantels, Hall Furniture, Bamboo BEDSTEADS and BEDDING. 1st Floor (Right Annexe).-CarpetB, Rugs, Mats, etc. 1st Floor (Left Annexe).—Curtains and Soft Goods. 2nd Floor. Inexpensive and Middle Class Dining Room Furnishings, Antique Carved Oak, Upholstered Goods, etc. 3rd Floor.- Iiigh-(,,luss Dining-room Furniture, Drawing-room Suites, Cabinets, and Tables. 4th Floor.—Reserve Stocks. Department for Stored Furniture, etc. It will thus be seen that no less than six large Floors are devoted to the business of this branch alone, displaying a selection capable of satisfying every taste, and ranging in price from the most moderate to the most costly. Ft P f<imiP The Furniture Collosemn, MPHfnnTttn P. E. GlE,i6iT^;atJEffQ|}T. 161&162 CommorGial St,, JOHN H. RENNIE Member of the Auctioneers Institute by Exam- ination.) AGRICULTURAL AND GENERAL AUC- TIONEER, VALUER, SURVEYOR, LAND AGENT, HOTEL AND INSURANCE BROKER. Newport. Usk, 9" Chepstow Districts. Sales of Fat and Store Stock in NEWPORT, USE, and CHEPSTOW CATFLE MARKETS on Market Daj 8. Horses iu NEWPORT MARKET monthly. Furniture and Chattel Effects, SALEROOM, periodically. Chief Offices and Saleroom — 6 and 12, SKINNER STREET, NEWPORT. Nat. Telephone, 0625. Telegrams, Rennie Auction Fixtures. 1904. Sept' 5 -Fat. and Store Stock, in Usk Cattle Market. 7-Fat and Store Stock, in Newport Cattle Market. 7-Twenty Welsh Ponies and Colts, at Newport Cattle Market. 7—Attractive Unreserved Sale of House- hold Appointments and Effects, at 18, Charles-street, Newport, for Mrs M. A. Jones (leaving). 9—Household Appointments, at Sale- rooms, 12, Skinner Street, Newport. 13—Fat and Store Stock, in Chepstow Cattle Market, 14-Dwelling Houses in Ronald Road' and other Important Properties in Maindee and Newport. 14-Fat and Store Stock, in Newport Cattle Market. 22—Cart Colts and Horses, at Caerleon Fair. 27—Fat and Store Stock, in Chepstow Cattle Market. 27—Unreserved Sale of the Valuable Farm- ing Stock, Produce, and Effects, at Tymawr, Malpas, for Mr Edward Jenkins (leaving). 28- Fat and Store Stock, in Newport Cattle Market. 30-Highly Important and Extensive Sale of Valuable Live and Dead Farming Stock, at Llanpill Farm, Llansoy, for Mr -John Frost, senr., (who is giving up the farm). Oct. 3 -Fat and Store Stock, in Usk Cattle Market. 4-Large and Very Important Sale of Farming Stock, at the Pentre. Llan- tar-iam, for Mr E. C. Davies (retiring). õ-Fat and Store Stock, in Newport Cattle Market Oct. — Important Sale of Superior Farming Stock, at Nantybanno Farm, Llan- tris^ent, for Mr Edward Evans (leaving). Oct. -The whole of the Live and Dead Stock, at Celvnen F,rm, Llanthewy Vach, for Mr J. Rogers (letting the farm.) Oat. -Highly Important Sale of Clover and Meadow Hay, at the Coach and Horses. Caerwent. Oct. —Fat Stock, at Raglan. Full particulars in futnre advertisements, and from the Auctioneer, as above. By Messrs. NELMES, POOLE, & ATKINS. Thursday, next, Sept. SIll, 1904. MONMOUTH NINETEENTH Great Annual Sheep Sale. will be held in the CATTLE MARKET, as above, when MESSRS NELMES. POOLE. & ATKINS will SELL BY AUCTION, 3320 Ewes aild Tarcls 180 ilams (including entries from Messrs Large, Stock, White, Edwards, Barling, and other noted breeders). Sale to commence at 9.80. Catalogues to be obtaiued from the AUCTIONEERS, Monmouth and Stroud. By Messrs. MARFELL & POOLE. CTsk Market, Monday next, SEPTEMBER '5nI, 1904. MESSRS MARFELL & POOLE are instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, in the CATTLE MARKET. at 11 o'clock, a very smart Pony ivitti Trap and Harness, in good order. Auctioneer, Offices-The Willows, Usk. Cyclists, Light Up! Saturday, 'Sept. 3rd. 7.41 Sunday, 4th. 7.39 Monday, 5th 7.37 Tuesday, 6th. 7.35 Wednesday, 7th. 7.32 Thursday, 8th. 7.30 Friday, „ 9th 7.27 Saturday, 10th. 7.25 Being One hour after Sunset, I Monmouth Boroughs' Ambulance i hallenge Cup. HE ANNUAL COMPETITION will take I place at the Tredegar Hall, Newport, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 1904. All entries to be sent to the Hon. Sec. on or before 13th October, from whom all information can be obtained. C. GREENING, 19, Daniel Street, Newport. <=: 5, MARYPORT STREET, USK. Ladies' School. PRINCIPAL MISS E. MERRETT. Boys under ten received. Next Term Day, I SEPTEMBER 6TH. II West Monmouthshire School, Pontypool. I HEAD MASTER J. H. PRIESTLEY, B.A. Lond. SCIENCE H. E. B. HUMPHRIES, B.Sc., A.R.C.S. MODERN LANGUAGES G. F. BUCK, B.A., Lond. FORM MASTERS.A. G. D. BARTLETT, Lond. Univ. R. HAIRE, Trin. Coll., Dublin. E. WADDINGTON, Durham Univ. Term begins WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH. For Prospectus apply to the HEAD MASTER. I J m'OISiTKEIVTS, &c., FOR WEEK Ending September 10th, 1904. Sept. Sat. 3-Pontypool Petty Sessions. Cricket-Usk v. Pouthir, at Usk. Sun. 4-Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. Mon. 5-Usk Market. Tues. 6-Abergavenny Market. Chepstow Petty Sessions. Wed. 7-Newport Cattle, Corn, and Cheese Markets A bergavellny Petty Sessions. Thurs. 8-Usk Petty Sessions. Sat. 10—Pontypool Petty Sessions. Hunting Appointments; MR. CLAY'S SUBSCRIPTION OTTER HOUNDS Will meet next week (water permitting) :— Wednesday, Sept. 7th Newbridge-on-Usk At 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10th Three Salmon's, Usk At 10 a.m. Zl- County Courts in Circuit 24. COURTR 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 ineiitioned: Time, a.m. July Aug. Oct. Chepstow 10 8 3 Barry 10 5 1 4 Cardiff 10 6 3 5 10 7 4 6 „ 10 8 5 7 10 9 6 8 Abergavenny 10 15 10 Blaenavon 10 11 Tredegar 9.30 12 9 11 Pontypool.. 10 13 10 12 Newport 10.30 14 II 13 11 10.30 15 12 14 Monmouth.. 10 19 16 15 Ross 9.30 13 1 Crickhowell.. 11 17 21 Usk 11 18 20 =====-======= ItSi Yoluisteer Ballalfon SopJh Wales Borderers. G COMPANY, USK. Monday, September 5th.—Company Drill; Dress —Drill Order, at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, September 8th. — Recruits' Drill, plain clothes, at 7.30 p.m. There will be a Church Parade on Sunday, the 11th inst. The Battalion Band will attend. There will be a presentation of the Volunteer Long Service Medal to Sergt. A. Jnnes, and clasps to Lance-Sergeant C. Thomas and Corporal D. H. Lewis, for service in South Africa. It is hoped every member available will attend. RECRUITS. Intending Recruits are requested to call at the Armoury on Monday next, at 7.3J p.m. for enrolment. By order, H. J. WILLCOX, Captain, Commanding G Company. Auctioneers' Institute. The membars of the Auctioneers' Institute of the United Kingdom opened thair annual conferenoe fit Cardiff on Thursday, under the presidency of Mr D. T. Alexander. It was inaugurated by a delightful tour through the Wye Valley and back through Monmouth and Raglan. In the evening a civic reception was given at the Town-hall by the mayor Alderman John Jenkins, J.P.
USK. I Agent-Mrs. E. K. Jones, Stationer I PARTRIDGE SHOOTING.—A good many guns were I out on the First, but the sport, we hear, was indifferent. ANGLI-;G.-Tlle river remains very low. We have heard of only one "kill," viz., that of Mr Johnson, an eleven-pounder, in. the Crows on Friday in last week. THE LATE MISS W]ILL-PTT.-Probqte of the will of Miss Georgiana Willett, of The I-lelmaoii, Llanbadoe, has been granted to her brother, the Rev Wilmer Wackett Willett, of The Helmaen, to whom she left everything she possessed. The will was made on a sheet of note paper and dated August 21st, 1900. The estate is valued at X17,702 9s 5d gross and S16,550 15s 4d net. ILLNESS OF DR. BOFLTON.-It is with much regret we have to record the fact that Dr Boulton is lying seriously ill at his residence in New Market-street. On Monday morning he had a stroke which affected his left side, and his condition since has been the cause of much anxiety. He has been attended by Dr Hackett (his partner), Dr Jenkins, and Dr Marsh (Newport). The last-named recommended bleeding on Thursday. This gave great relief, and since then he has been much more comfortable. We are glad to learn that he has had a fairly good night, and that up to the time of writing (oa Friday) the improvement is maintained.
ABERGAVENNY. -I Agents,—Messrs Davits 0 C I. Hi t FIRE. — A fire broke out in the back premises of Dr S. H. Steel, Penypound, Abergavenny, destroy- ing the domestic offices, store-room, and amateur ing the domestic offices, store-room, and amateur carpentsr's shop, but the prompt action of the fire brigade prevented the fire reaching the residential portion of the house. TOWN COUNCIL.-At the monthly meeting, on Monday, present—the Mayor (Councillor J. Straker), Aldermen W. Williams, J. G. Thomas, and E. Fo stpr, Councillors Z. Wheatley, T. Dslafield, S. Dernall, P. H. Price, T. A. Delafield, and J. C. Gwatkin, his Worship informed the Council that he intended to entertain all the school children of the borough, and also his Monmouthshire County Council division, to a tea and entertainment on Thursday, September 8th, It was decided to officially support the Mayor by the Council turning out in full regalia. It. was agreed to hold a wholesale fruit market every Friday, commencing at once, and to hold a general market on Saturdays. A com- mittee was appointed, with full powers to carry out the necessary arrangements.
LLANTHONY MONASTERY. On Tuesday the annual festival of Our La*?y of Llanthony" was celebrated by Father Ignatius at the Monastery. There was a large attendance of visitors and pilgrims from all paits of Waies. Services were held in the morning, when the rev father officiated, and also in the afternoon. After the service the rev father, with the boy choristers and the priests, marched in procession, carrying incense, to the spot where the Holy Bush formerly stood, and where the Apparition of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared on August 30th, 1880. Here Father Ignatius laid a foliidatioii I stone upon which a marble statue of the Virgin is to be placed. After prayer the company joined in a well-known hymn, and returned to the Church. The usual hospitality was given to the I pilgrims and visitors. The weather was very unfavourable.
BLAENAVON. I SUDDEN D F.ATff.- Herbert Moseley, a fireman in the employ of the Tirpentwys Colliery Company, died suddenly at his residence at Waenfeliu on Sunday. After dinner he retired to bed to rest,
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prior to his going to work on Sunday evening, and on going upstairs shortly afterwards his son found him dead. The deceased was subject to epileptic fits.-Oti Monday, Mr M. Roberts-Jones, held an inquest on the body, when Dr S. Butler Mason, Pontypool, said he had attended the deceased for ab nit twelve months for fits, which were accom- panied by giddiness Witness was of opinion that death was either caused by heart failure or apoplexy, but the latter would b the more probable.—The jury returned a verdict that death was due to apoplexy. I
CHEPSTOW. I Aaent.-Mi$8 Clark J I CHARGRD BY A BULL.-At Chepstow Cattle Market, ou Tuesday, William Raimes, a shepherd in the employ of Mr Charles Langham. was charged by a bull belonging to Mr W. Dowdeswell, and pinned against one of the cattle pens. Raimes sustained some internal injuries, and was cut about the head by contact with the ironwork. The injured man was conveyed to Dr Lawrence's surgery alld examined bv Dr H. Gwynne Lawrence, who ascertained that Raimes was suffering from internal hemorihage. A
CWMBtiAN. I FLOWER Sitow.-The annual show of the Cwmbran and Llantarnam Society was held on Thursday week, in the Gelli Field, near Cwmbran Station, Mr F. F. Pilliner being president. The entries were very numerous and the weather was favourable. The judges were :-Mr W. J. Grant, and Mr Wootton, of Byford, Hereford. Mrs Prothero, of NTalpag Court, opened the show. In the cottagers' classes Mr L Daniel of Croesymwlch, won the ciiiot guerdon for the beat collection of vegetables, as well as for the be-t b >uquet made up of bio ims from his own garden, and for the best kept front flower garden.
West Monmouthshire. On Monday evening an adjourned meeting of the West Monmouthshire Liberal Five Hundred was held at the Temperance Hall, Tredegar, for the purpose of considering replies received from the gentlemen invited to address the gathering, viz,, Messrs. Thomas Richards, Beaufort, miners- general secretary; W. M. J. Williams, National Liberal Club (who offered his services); Lief Jones; Albert Spicer; and Llewelyn Williams, B.L., Loiidon. Alderman G. R. Harris, Nantyglo, president of the association, occupied the chair. Mr Thomas Hughes, secretary, read the replies from the gentlemen approached, four of whom declined the honour, Mr Albert Spicer giving as his reason that be had been the prospective candidate for Central Hackney for twelvemonths, and was not, therefore, open to entertain any other candidature. Mr Thomas Richards accepted the invitation and addressed the meeting. In reply to a question, he said he would support the Liberal programme- as far as he knew it, if returned. Mr D. John Vaughan (Tredegar) moved the adopti m of Mr T. Richards,—Mr Meyrick (Blaina) sec nided, Mr E. Powell (Tredegar) moved, and Mr T. Tipping (Tredegar) seconded, that the meeting be adjourned to enable Mr W. M. Williams, who was unable to ar,tend that meeting on account of pressure of business, to address the Five Hundred. The first motion was carried by 62 votesr to 51. Mr Richards was then called in and expressed his thanks. The Chairman asked the meeting to unanimously adopt Mr Richards, but Mr Richards's opponents declined to accept the resolution.
I Markets. CHEPSTOW, CATTLE, Tuesday.—There was a good attendance at to-day's market, with afull supply of sheep and lambs, which sold at fair prices, lambs making as much as S2 each, or from 8d to 8td per lb, wether mutton about 81 per lb, and ewe 6d to 7d per lb. Best quality beef made from 6id to 6|d per lb, cows 5d to 6d, and bulls 2 4 about 5d per lb. Calves sold at improved prices, making about 8d per lb. Store cattle showed a. downward tendency. Porkers of small weight fetched about 9s per score, whilst heavier animals and bacon pigs went at from 7s 6d to 8s per score. NEWPORT, CORN, Wednesday.—There was a very poor attendance at this market to-day, and business was rat,her slow. Qllotations: vVheat was steady at last week's prices; maiz,3 unchanged, and barley 3d dearer on the week, while fines flour was at 24s 6d per sack. NEWPORT, CATTLE, Wednesday.—The trade to day was good all round. The supply of cattle was average, the supply of sheep and lambs larger than last week, and a plentiful supply of calves. Quotations: -Best beef, 6d per lb; seconds, 6i to 6jd cows. 5d to 5d best shorn wethers, 91 4 2 ewes, 7d to Sd lamb, 9d to lOd and veal, 7d to 8d; while porker pigs realised 9s to 9s 6d per 2 score. NEWPORT, CHEESE, Wednesday.—There was a moderate attendance at the cheese market here to- day. Business was quiet, and the supply 10 tons. Quotations :—Caerphillies, 34s to 40s per cwt; fancy dairies, 428 to 43s; truckles, 54s to 62s; singles, 40s: doubles, 40s to 42s; Cheddars, 56* to 60s and Derbies, 50s to 56s.
Sobriety in the Anaiy. It is a subject of frequent remark, among those who have lived long in a garrison town. thar, there is very much lesi drunkenness among soldiers thaa there was, say thirty years ago. The fact is very evident, so much so that it is worth a little enquiry in order to asoertain the causes of the improvement. In the first place those who are the most fully qualified to express an opinion, say we are getting a better class of men in the army. The conditions of service have improved in nearly every resaect. Well-conducted men can readily obtain leave for the week ends; the food is. incomparably superior, and altogether life in barracks is more comfortable, with every facility men can require for spending their leisure in » rational way. Further, there has been recently, thanks to Mr Brodrick, an increase of fivepence a day in the pay of men who have served five years, and eight pence in the case of those who have eight years' good service to their credit. It is a condition of this increment that the man mast be fully qualified in the duties cf a soldier, and must be recommended by the commanding officer of his unit. This improvement in the pay of non- commissioned officers and men operates as AN INCENTIVE TO GOOD CONDUCT both in order that the extra pay may be obtained, and that when granted it may not be reduced by any subsequent adverse record. There is reason, too, to believe that the work of those who conduct the temperance movement among soldiers has no& been without success. Not only has there been a decrease of drunkenness, but of other crimes, and it is now a frequent thing for the number of arrests in the town to be as low as two a week. the offenders being usually young soldiers, who have taken too much to drink on pay night. This isr certainly a most satisfactory record for a garrison town, with perhaps 7,000 or 8,000 soldiers, and shews a very remarkable improvement upon the old days when disgraceful scenes which required the attention of the picket were of nightly occurrence. More especially is the contrast noticeable when drafts ara leaving for India, although one cun scarcely claim the progress which has been made as altogether a result of the improved conduct of the private soldier. When men were wanted for India, the commanding" officer formerly had the option of sending whom he pleased, and he not unnaturally selected all the worst characters, including sometimfs the prisoners- in the cells. THAT SYSTEM HAS BEEN ALTERED, very much to the advantage of India, and to the greater comfort of the military police. There ilf.
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Births, Marriages, & Deaths. Announcements under this heading are inserted at a uniform charge of 1/- each, unless such voi,ds as "No Cards," "No Flower's." cJc., are added, when the charge will be 2/6. All Announcements rmlst 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. BIRTH. EDWARDS.—On August 30th, at the Uplands, Maindee, Newport, to Mr and Mrs Thomas Edwards, a daughter.
Looking Aftead. Lord Onslow did well to tell the fishermen at Grimsby, on Monday, the reason why the Fisheries Bill, which he introduced last Session, for the benefit of that industry, had not passed into law. The obstructive tactics of the Opposition rendered its passage through the House impossible, and it had to share the fate of many other useful BiUs. This forms a good object lesson for Grimsbv and other fishing towns to lay to heart before a General Election takes place. Lord Londonderry also threw out an important suggestion a few days ago. He urged that Unionist candidates every- where should be asked to give A DISTINCT PLEDGE I to support the union between Great Britain and Ireland. Mr Redmond is confident that when a General Election does occur the Radical party will return to power, and he may be right, but its majority will be so narrow that it will be dependent on Irish Nationalist support for its maintenance in office. What Unionists have to realise, therefore, is that in the next Parliament the Union will be in great danger unless the solidarity of Unionists is made fully ap- parent. One of two great evils has to be faced. Either Unionist dissension will give Radicals such a majority as will render them independent of Nationalists, or they will have, as in 1892, to buy a majority from Nationalists by bartering the integrity of the Empire for votes. An absolutely unani- mous Unionist party can defeat their policy of disintegration.
LLANARTH. I PRESENTATION.—The Rev Father Hook, who left Llanarth a few years ago to take up a Mission at Neath, has been m'lde the recipient of some handsome presents at Neath, on the occasion of his leaving thereto take up the duties of principal of the Romau Catholic Oollega at Holywell.
MONMOUTH. I \(1u¡,t.MI'. Galfre,1. V,&,aouc, I LOCAL SuccEss-Mias M. G. C. Caffrey, daughter of Mr J. P. Caffrey, Monnow-street, has rec,n,ly passed in the first division of the Seiri >r Gxford Locil Examinations. She is being educated at. the Convent, of the Retreat of the Saored Heart, Burnham, an 1 is only fifteen years of age. BOARD OF GUAUDIANS.—Mr S. C. Bosauquet presided at Friday's meeting, when a motion was carried unanimously that any member who absented himself from tiie Board for six con- secutive mo,.)Ihs be reported by the Clerk with a view to having another member elected.—Dr W. Percival Miles was elected public vaccinator for the Trelleck District.—The Surveyor to the Monmouth Corporation wrote alleging that the drainage from the Workhouse emptied into the River Monnow. The matter was referred to the House Committee, Ross AND MONMOUTH RAILWAY.—The half-yearly general meeting of, the shareholders in the ROBS and Monmouth Railway Company was held at Ross on Friday afternoon in last week. The report as presented showed that the balance to the credit of the capital account is unaltered for the past half-year, and the traffic carried upon the railway for the half-year which ended June 30th, showed an increase of JE163 9s 4d. compared with the corresponding period of 1903. The gross traffic (including rents) from the Great Western Railway Company was £ 4.596 8s 4d. The directors recommended a dividend of 128 per share, on 4,000 ;620 preference shares, less income-tax, and a dividend of 3s 6d per share on 4,000 X20 ordinary shares (free of income-tax), leaving a balance of £ lti 3s 2d to be carried forward to the credit of the current half-year, The report, which was considered satisfactory, was unanimously adopted.
NEWPORT. I AqtM—Messrs Greenlzni aii Ci.. I ASSAULT.-Thomas Cux, pilot, summoned his brother, Elijah Cox, for assault. Defendant was fined E5. THE COUNTY HOSPITAL FUNDS.-Throligh the kindness of Lord Tredegar the funds of the Newport and County Hospital have benefited to the extent of £ 31, being the consideration paid by Mr John Studt for the use (granted by his lordship) of a piece of ground adjoining Meadelgief-road for Mr Studt to bold his show upon, and Mr Studt had also given one evening's takings at the show, amounting to JE9 3s 4d, to the funds of the hospital, making a total of el £ 10 3s 4d. MARRIAGE.—At St. Woolos Church, Newport, on Saturday, the marriage took place of Miss Mildred Kate Dean, third daughter of Mr Samuel Dean, of the Wesfcgate Hotel, Newport, and Mr Arthur Cecil Parry, onlv son of Councillor Thomas P.-trry, of Caerleon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Canon Bed well, vicar of Caerleon, assisted by the Rev L. E. Richardson, curate of St. Woolos. The bride who wore white crepe de chine over glaoe silk, tri-nraed with chiffon embroidered, and a wreath of orange blossoms, was given away by her father. Mr Lyndon Cloper acted as best man. After the ceremony there was a reception at the Westga^e. 'and subsequently Mr and Mrs Parry left for Folkestone, en route for Brussels and Ostend, where the honeymoon will be spent.
KILLED BY LIGHTNING. I At about seven o'clock on Tuesday morning, a Eevere ihunderstorm broke over Newport. There appears to have been but one flash of lightning but that was of intense vividness, and unfortunately it caused the death of James Casey, ship's engineer, who was struck whilst. gathering blackberries in a field adjoining Mendalsief-road. At about 7.30 two men were mtigliroornitit4 when they saw a dark form lying near a hedge. 011 going nearer they discovered that it was the body of a man, and that flames were issuing from his clothing. With the assistance of another man they extinguished the flames, but found that Casey was quite dead. The police were informed, and on arriviug found that the body was still quite warm and steaming. Death was evidently due to the man having been struck by lightning. INQUEST. The inquest was opened at the Town Hall, Newport, "on Tuesday afternoon, and adjourned until that day week. Sunt. Brooks produced testimonials found in the pocket of deceased, all of which spoke in high terras of his sobriety, steadiness, and good qualifications.
PONTYPOOL. I Agmls—Mr Fieldhouse, The Market, and Messrs, Edwards I and Co. TREVRTHIN SCUOOL BOAPT.).-AI(lerman J. Daniel presided at the monthly meeting on Tuesday. Tenders were received for the erection of a new infauts' school at Garndiffaith, that of Messrs. Bailey Brothers, Poutnewynydd, being accepted at £ 3,693. OXFORD EXAMINATION RESULTS.-At the recent examinations, 25 students passed out of 28 at the West Monmouthshire School. Three seniors sent in passed. One (G. W. Priestley) 28th in first class honours, one third class honours, and one pass; 14 juniors went in, 12 passed, one in third class honours 11 preliminary, 10 passed, two in third class honours. INQUEST.—An inquest was held by Mr M. Roberts-Jones, at Pontnewynydd, on Monday, on the body of George Dando, a young haulier, who was taken seriously ill while at work at Tirpentwys I colliery, on Wednesday in last week, with violent I internal pain, and died on the following morning. -Dr Mulligan deposed to making a post-mortem examination. He found that an ulcer in the stomach had burst, and allowed the contents of the stomach to escape into the abdominal cavity, thus causing death. The jury found a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence. AN AGED MAN'S MISFORTUNE. A seiious accident befel Samuel Parr, aged 70, at Blaenavon, as the result of the falling of a paraffin lamp. Parr had a paralytic stroke some years ago which affected his hand, making it very weak, and this, it is presumed, was the primary cause of the accident. The old man lived alone at Cambrian- row, and after locking his front door took up the paraffin lamp to go to bed. He must have beea carrying tn, lamp with his weak hand, and it fellr igniting I'.irr's clothes and the stairs. Some neighbours called two fire brigade man and they gained admission through the window. Parr was found lying on the stairs unconscious, but revived with stimulants. Dr A. H. James was summoned and found Parr severely burned about the legs and arms, and suffering from shock.