That is the Point We are not all the Bigrsrest, Best, and Cheapest, But you may judge for yourself The Magnitude of our Stock, The Quality of our Goods, and The Moderateness of our Prices, BY VISITING ME, II HIRE EMM, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. Catalogues Free. Free Delivery. JOHN H. HENNIE Member of the Auctioneers Institute by Exam- ination.) AGRICULTURAL AND GENERAL AUC- TIONEER, TENANT RIGHT & TIMBER VALUER, SURVEYOR, LAND AGENT, HOTEL AND INSURANCE BROKER. Newport. Usk, 9" Chepstow Districts. Sales of Fat and Store Stock in NEWPORT, USK, and CHEPSTOW CATTLE MAKKETS on Market Days. Horses in 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. Early date—Furniture and Outside Effects, at the Five Halls, Shirenewton. Dec. 5—Fat and Store Stock, in Usk Cattle Market. 7-First Xmas Fat Stock Sale, at Newport Cattle Market. 9—Household Furniture and Effects, at Salerooms, Newport. 13—Christmas Fat Stock Show and Sale, at Chepstow Cattle Market 14—Christmas Fat Stock Show and Sale, at Newport Cattle Market. 21-Fat and Store Stock, at Newport Cattle Market, Dec. —Valuable Leasehold Properties in New- port. Full particulars in future advertisements and Catalogues, to be obtained from the Auctioneer, as above. By Messrs. MARFELL & POOLE. The Hill Farm, Llangibby, Two Miles from Usk. MESSRS MARFELL & POOLE are favoured with instructions from MESSRS WATERS and POOLE, who are giving up the farm, to SELL BY AUCTION, on the premises, as above, on MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 1904 (Usk Market Day), the whole of their Live and Dead Fanning Stock, PRODUCE, & EFFECTS, COMPRISING— OA HEAD of WELL-BRED HEREFORD & 4i\J SHORTHORN CATTLE, viz.5 Cows to calve in good season, 5 in-calf Heifers, 1 two- years-old Bullock, yearling Bull, 7 yearling Steers and Heifers; < 18 RADNOR EWES, 1 RAM LAMB; 6 HORSES & COLTS, including Cart Mare in foal, ditto, Cart Mare, four-years-old, two- years-old Cart Colt, yearling ditto, yearling -Nag Colt; 11 STRONG PIGS, about 40 head of Fowls, Ducks, and Geese. IMPLEMENTS include n.w. cart, Hin. wheel wagon, market trap, mowing machine, chaff cutter and horse works, pulper, pigs' troughs, wheel plough, swing- dit'o, iron barrows, horse hoe, scuffler, cylinder roller, bouting plough, horse rake, cattle crib, wheelbarrow, tubs. long, short, and g.o. harness, trap harness, sundry tools, &c. PRODJJCE—10 sacks wheat, 15 sacks white oats, half-ton of potatoes, rick of hay, wheat and oat straw in boultings, swedes and mangolds, 400 gallons cider, 50 acres of grass keep until 2nd February. 1905. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & DAIRY UTENSILS, comprising wood and iron bedsteads, feather beds, linen, toilet glasses, chest of Orawer-, mattresses, dress tables, 8-day grandfather's clock in oak case, oak dreser, corner cupboard, barometer, oak and deal tables, Windsor and arm chairs, settle, oak chest, double gun, single ditto, milk pans, vats, cheese press, and numerous other lots. Sale at 1 o'clock prompt. Auctioneers' Offices-The Willows, Usk. I Printing of all Descriptions the Office of this Paper. Hunting Appointments. THE LLANGIBBY HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Tuesday, December 6th. Windmill Wood At Eleven o'clock. Friday, December 9th The Greyhound, Llan- At Eleven o'clock. trissent MONMOUTHSHIRE HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday, December 5th. Pontrilas At 11.30 o'clock. Thursday, December 8th..Three Salmon's, Graig At Eleven o'clock. MR. CURRE'S HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday, December 5th Pwllmeyric Lodge At Eleven o'clock. Thursday, December Sth Gethley Wood At Eleven o'clock. 4th Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers. G COMPANY, USK. RECRUITS. Intending Recruits are requested to call at the Armoury on Tuesday next, at 7.30 p.m. for enrolment. By order, H. J. WILLCOX, Captain, Commanding G Company. County Courts in Circuit 24. COURTS will be held at the several Court-town J on this Circuit, before His Honour JUDGE OWEN, the Judge thereof, on the days and at the me hereunder mentioned a.m. Nov. Dec. Jan. Time, I Cbepstow 10 — 5 Barrv 10 1 6 10 Cardiff 10 2 7 11 10 3 8 12 „ 10 4 9 13 10 5 10 14 Abergavenny 10 12 Blaenavon 10 7 16 Tredegar 9.30 8 13 17 Pontypool. 10 9 14 18 Newport 10.30 10 15 19 10.30 11 16 20 Monmouth. 10 12 20 24 Ross 9,30 3 Crickhowell 11 2 Usk 11 1 -=- Cyclists, Light Up! Saturday, Dec, 3rd 4.51 Sundav, 4th 4.51 Monday, 5th 4.50 Tuesday, 6th. 4.50 Wednesday, 7th. 4.49 Thursday, „ 8th. 4.49 Friday, 9th. 4.49 Saturday, 10th. 4.59 Being One hour after Sunset. 1PPOITtftENTS &c., FOR WKBK Ending December 10th, 1904. Dec. Sali 3—Pontypool Petty Sessions. Football-Usk v. Chepstow, at Chep- stow. Sun. 4-Second Sunday in Advent. Mon. 5—Usk Market. Sale of Live and Dead Farming Stock, at the I-lill Farm, Llaugibby, by Messrs. Marfell and Poole. (See Advt.) Pontypool Rural District Council Meeting. Tues. ro-Abergavenny Market. Chepstow Petty Sessions. Wed. 7-Newport Cattle, Corn, and Cheese Markets. Abergavenny Petty Sessions. Miss Maud Day's Grand Evening Concert. (See Advt.) Thurs. 8—Cwmbran Petty Sessions. Sat. 10-Pontypool Petty Sessions. Football—Uskv. Abergavenny, at Usk. Grouse and Black Game Shooting ends. For Printing of all Descriptions ,t 7 Try the County Observer Office. 1VJ:1Ss MmiAc-L Day BEGS TO ANNOUNCE THAT HER SECOND GRAND ItT I-iT MfC CONST WILL TAKE PLACE AT The Town Hall, CJsk, Oil WKMKSOIY DECEMBER 7th, 1904, at 8 p.m. The Proceeds will be given to the Funds of the USK RIFLBS CLUB. The following Artistes have promised to assist: MISS LILY THOMAS, So- Afia H. G. POWELL, crano, of Bristol, Da E. M. HACKETT, MISS GWEN HILLIER, Con- MR A. GRONOW, and tralto, of Newport, MR W. NAISHE, of Miss AMY ELLIOTT. Newport. HEiiR KARL HOFFMANN, Violinist, of Birmingham. Concluding with a Laughable Absurdity, entitled "AUNT REBECCA," in which the following will take put :-MeBsrs H. G. Powell, F. Morgan, E. Hackett, D. H. Lewis, and E. B. Haynes. Doors Open at 7.30. Commence at 8 p.m. Tickets: Reserved, 2s, Second, Is, Gallery, 6d. Plau of Hall with Miss DAY, Glen Holme. USli Volunteer Shooting. Captain H. J. Willcox, commanding G (Usk) Company 4th V.B.S.W.B., begs to acknowledge the receipt of the following subscriptions towards the Company Prize Shooting Fund. and to return his t hanks and the thanks of the Company for the kind support thus afforded :— £ 8. d. Colonel H. Burton, V.D. 1 1 0 Colonel A. J. T. Goss, V.D. I 1 0 Mr Lewis Haslam I 1 0 Mr A. A. Williams, J.P. 110 Captain H. J. Willcox I 1 0 Marquis de la Pasture .100 Colonel the HonF. C. Morgan, M.P. 1 0 0 The Ri-bt, Hoii Lord Tredegar 1 0 0 Mr E E. Micholls 0 10 6 Captain S. M. Williams. 0 10 6 Colonel Courtenay Morgan 0 10 0 Mrs Nicholl. 0 10 0 M, R. Rickards, J.P. 0 10 0 Mr Pryce-Jenkins 0 10 0 Mr W: S. Gustard .0100 Mrs Lister 0 10 0 Dr E. 1.\i. Hackett 0 10 0 Lieut.-Colonel W. D. Steel. V.D. 0 5 0 Colonel Ivor Herbert 0 5 0 Deaconess E!eanor 0 5 0 Mr J. T. Davies, J.P.050 Mr A. E. Bowen 0 5 0 Mr H. Freeman 0 5 0 Major Trevor 0 5 0 MrS. A. Hiley 0 5 0 Mr John Jenkins 0 5 0 Mr Daniel Pryce 0 5 0 Mr C Russell Gray 0 5 0 Mr N. Owen. 0 5 0 Mr J. Parker .050 Mr W. Smith .050 Rev H. B. Robinson 0 o 0 Mr H. Humphreys, J.P. 0 5 0 Mr A. H. Watkins .050 Mr J. M. Watkins .040 Mr R. Morgan .040 Mr Flemming 0 3 0 Rev P. L. C. Nash .026 Mr H. S. Gustard 0 2 6 Mr V. Crichton .026 Mrs Crichton .026 Father Heneka 0 2 6 r E Waddington .026 Mr H. Ault 0 2 6 Mr Frank Jennings, J.P.026 Mr R. A. Rogers 0 2 6 Mr A. G. Wallace 0 2 6 Mr P. Williams 0 2 6 Mr Thos. Rees .026 Mrs A. Satchell ..026 Dr A. G. S. Logie 0 2 6 Rev Shelley Plant 0 2 6 Mr T. Cozens 0 2 6 Mr J. Chilton 0 2 6 Mr Wm. Thomas 0 2 6 Mr Wm. Btintiing 0 2 6 Mr J. Hennessey 0 2 6 Mr T. J. Smith 0 2 6 M r E. W. Waters 0 2 6 MissEvatis 0 2 6 MrJ Davies.. 0 2 6 Mr J. J. Edwards 0 2 6 M r C A. Mortimer 0 2 0 Mrs Oliver Davies 0 2 0 Mr W. B. Gething 0 2 0 Mr A. W. Trotmaa 0 2 0 Rev J. W. Osman .020 Miss S. Crawley .020 Mr W. Workman,senr. 0 2 0 Mr A. J. Smart 0 2 0 Mr F. W. Gibson 0" 2 0 Mr C. R. Davies .020 Mr Geo. Edmunds, senr. 0 2 0 Mr E. B. Haynes 0 2 0 Mr P. Ault 0 2 0 Mr and Mrs T. Jones 0 2 0 Mr T. Probert.020 M r V E. Jones 0 2 0 Mrs Cherry 0 2 0 Mr Thos. Rees .020 Mrs E. Mayberry 0 2 0 Mr L. S. Davies .020 Mr W. Marfell 0 2 0 Mr A. F. Lucas .010 Mr — Phillips.010 Mr W. Farley 0 1 0 Mr S. Sead. 0 1 0 Mr G.Evans. 0 1 0 A Friend 0 1 0 Mrs Workman .010 Mr R. Etheridge .010 Mr L. East .010 MrJ. Grady.010 Mr W. Arnold 0 1 0 M r T. Chambers .010 Mr H. Attwood .010 Rev J. G. Williams 0 1 0 Mr Ted Thomas .010 MrG. Smith.010 Mr H. Marfell .010 Mr E. Rowen .010 Mrs S. Joseph 0 1 0 Mr J. Fricker 0 1 0 Mr T. J. Parry .010 Mr G. French 0 0 6 Mr W. Workman, junr. 0 0 6 Miss Merrett 0 0 6 Mr W. Hobbs (value) 0 2 6 Mr A. Rivers Bottle of Wine. Bargains! Bargains!! Bargains Bazaar Surplus Stock & RUMMAGE SALE, LLANBADOC PARISH ROOM, Wednesday; December 14". 3 to 6 p.m. Iucluding a Choice Selection of Plain and Fancy Needlework. Admission ( A-dults) 3d. No reasonable offer refused Mr. W. G. Seaton IS open to receive Pupils for DRAWING and PAINTING. At own or pupii'd reaidenco, —Apply, Naw MARKET STREET, USK.
Birttis, Marriages, Deaths. Announcements under this heading are inserted at a uniform, charge of 1/- each, unless such words as "No Cards," "No Flowers," qc., 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. DEATH. SpicNcicit.-Novembpr 25tb, at the Rosary, Usk, Fred Henry, iufaat son of Rees W. and Lily Maria Spencer.
The Unionist Record. Mr Balfour's speech on Unionism at the annual banquet of the Knights Imperial of the Primrose League, at the Hotel Cecil, on Monday night, when the twenty-first anniversary of the League was celebrated, appears in another column, and affords encouraging reading. In looking back over those chequered but victorious years, the Premier could say that the U ionist party had nothing to be ashamed or. It had passed more great measures for the benefit of the com- munity than any Government of which history had record. A Land Act has enabled tenant farmers in Ireland to become the owners of the soil they till the Navy and Army have both been strengthened and equipped with the most efficient weapons EDUCATION HAS BEEN CO- ORDINATED throughout the kingdom and placed under the control of the local authorities and the licensing question has been settled in a manner that will lead to the gradual diminution of licences without injustice to the publican. Surely with this record, and many more beneficent measures that have been put upon the Statute Book, we have no reason to adopt an apologetic tone. With regard to the future," Mr Balfour said, I entertain no more doubt of our success than I do of the great and immutable laws of nature. Depend upon it, it is to the Unionist party that the future belongs, because it! is we, and we alone, who realise the problems before the country and before the Empire." But there is another party —a party that has been talking so much for several years that it has not yet had time to construct a policy. It has found time to hamper us in moments of great stress, and has never MADE A SUGGESTION calculated to cement the Empire or to do anything material in social reform. If, by a turn of fortune's wheel, this party with no policy of its own, and no plat- form on which to stand, were to be returned to power at the next General Election it could only retain office by following in the footsteps of the present Government.
USK. ) Agent-,Vrs. Em K. Jones, Stationer I CONCIEliT. -A good programme has been prepared for Miss Day's ooncert, on Wednesday next, in aid of the Rifla Club, which is much in naed of funds. It is hoped the event will be well patronized. THE WEATHER.—On Saturday, Sunday, and Mon- day there was skating on a baok-wash in the river, opposite the Red Shed, on the Llanbadoo-road. On Monday and Tuesday morning the roads were dangerous for travelling on account of a frost succeeding a fall of rain and a thaw. The snow disappeared on Wednesday, and we are now ex- periencing mild, muggy weather.
I BLAENAVON. I LOCAL WILL.-Probate of the will of Mr Joshua Thomas, of 17 Park-street, Blaenavon, who died on the 3rd October lait, and whose wife, Mrs Sarah Thomas, died in his lifetime, has been granted to his sou, Mr James Thomas, and his daughter, Margaret Gwillim, who have valued the estate at J764 13., lOd.
I MONMOUTH. I A:/ent.~Mr.Cafreij. Bookseller. Mon nouth. CAKRIAGB ACCIDENT. -As Major C. M. Crompton Roberts and his shooting party were returning from Trelleck Grange, on Friday, and were descending the Lydart road between Lydart House and the Elms, the carriage skidded, overturned, and threw the occupana out. The horses bolted to Monmouth, where they were stopped by a young man named Scott. Happily, none of the party were injured beyond a severe shaking. The carriage was badly smashed, and the wheels left behind on the road. One of the horses was badly hurt. LADY LLANGATTOCK IN SOUTH I LONDON. I On Saturday, Lady Llangattock opened a World's fair" at East Dulwich, for the purpose of raiding funds on behalf of the Church, and urged the necessity nf kaepiag the machinery of the Church continually going. Several speakers referred to the large and generous interest taken by both Lord and Lady Llaugattock in the welfare of the people of South London, and in the progress of the Church in the diocese of Rochester. In responding, her ladyship expressed the hope that arrangements in connection with the new diocese of South London would soon be completed, so that the bishop might be appointed.
NEWPORT. Alents-,Wessrs t I tid Ci.. THE SHOP HOURS ACT.-At a mass meeting of shop assistants held at Newport, on Wednesday night, it was unanimously agreed to call on the Town Council to take steps to put the Shop Hours Act in force. COLONEL GOSS ABOUT TO RSTIP B.- -Colonel A. J. T. Goss, commanding the 4th Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers, which has its headquarters at Newport, has announced his forthcoming retirement. He has served in the battalion for over 30 years, and has commanded it during the last five years. TEACHER'S SAD DBATH.-On Friday night, Miss Grace Ethel West, daughter of Mr Charles West, builder, Caerleon-road, a member of Newport Board of Guardians, died under tragic circum- stances. Miss West, who was engaged to be married to Mr C. H. Biggins, a collector in the employ of the Newport Gas Company, visited her sweetheart's house on Friday evening and stayed to sapper. At about 9.45 she was making ready to return home when she was seized with an apoplectic fit, and but for the presence of Mr Biggins would have fallen to the ground. Drs Lloyd Davies and Jones were called in, but in soite of their attention the young lady died at 2.45 on Saturday morning. Deceased, who was 27 years of age and a teacher at the Shafteshury-street Sehoolf, was to have been married at Christmas. It is thought that recently she has been overworked' and that she was somewhat affected by the death of a teacher at the same school a few weeks ago. Another daughter of Mr West, a Mrs Jenkins' died very suddenly about two years s.o.
IiS'awpwBiiiiMia^ "j! fHYARCHER&0??i f'l WDM RETURMSi J pg REGISTERED 1 facsimile of One-Ounce Packet, Archer's Golden Returns I The Perfection of Pipe Tobacco. L COOL, SWIET, AND FRAGRANT.
POTYPOOL. Fiellhouit, The U irket, « i It ,rdg and Cc. LOCAL WILT, frA Slijsabath I ,11 ia of th., Hailb-ir v Arms, P who did fill 'h 20tb August last. I. ft estate valued at £2,"7:3 3. and probate "f he' will has been grant d ro Herbert. Joshua, If Victoria road, Pontypool, brewet. and. Mr Alfred John J shua, of [lanbury Villa, New Inn, near Pontvpool, engineer, s if th. deceased. SUPPOSED FATAL INJURY.—Mr M. F. Carter (Forest of Dean Coroner), on Satin day, iuqulrecl into the death of James G iffitha (4-i). of Bradley- hill, collier, who weat to South Wale* «boui three years ago, and was employed in the Ti> pentwys Colliery, near Pou! vpool. Oil the I ii February, 1904, deceased met with aa acoi lent, au i was ia Pontypo 1 Infirmary about three months. He was brought booie, but did not recover The inquest was adjourned until 2211d December for medical evidence to be called, and th-s inspector of mines to attend. MR CARNEGIE AND A FREE LIBRARY. Some two years ago the Ponfyoool U.D.O. instructed their Clerk (VIr H. H. H*d*<i) to apply to Nli, Ati-irevv Carnegie for a d"> iafi 'U of 63, JOO to erect, a Free Library. Several c lm nunications passed between Mr Carnegie and the C,) iticit, and owing to the smallness of the amount produced by a penny rate, Mr Carnegie refused to give such a- large sum. vTr (laden, however, pointed out that a lib ary at Pontypool would alo serve a larga number of the inhabitants of other districts, as Pontypool was the chief industrial centre in the Eastern Valleys, On Midday, Mr Haden received the following- from Mr Carnegie's orivate secretary Responding to your communication on behalf of Pontypool, Mr Carnegie will be glad to give £ 2,0f)0 sterling to erect a Free Public Library building for Pontypool, if the Free Libraries Act be adopted "nd the maximum assessment under it levied, so a ro produce ES-5 per year, as stated by you. The site must also be given for the building,, the cost not to be a burden upon the penny rate, and as the revenue from the rate is so small, Mr Carnegie makes it a condition also, as suggested by you, that the £ 25 available annually for the purpose be uoeri to supplement the rate for the maintenance of the library."
Sudden Death of the Superinten- dent of IJUle 111! Reformatory. We regret to have to record the sudden death of Mr Edwin Bileliffe, the superintendent and hon. sec. of Little M ill Reformatory for Boys. which took place on Wednesday afternoon. Deceased leaves a winnw. and a son and daughter, to whom the sympathies of the whole district goe oat itt their very pad bereavement. Df'Cfaaed hud been connected with reformatory w ork all his life, as had his father and «randfather bef ore him, His popularity amongst, the bovs was nnquestionable, and his influence for good upon them most marked. We understand that the mortal remains will bar taken to Horley, Surrey, for interment. THE INQUEST was held at the Reformatory this (Friday) morning, before Mr J. B. Walford, district oroner. and a jury, of whom Mr Donald Reid was foreman. Mrs Mary Grace Bileliffe, stated that the de- ceas-ed was her husband they had been married 24: years lust March. He had be"" Superintendent of the Reformatory 16 years within a few days. He had alwHvs enjoyed good health. The late Dr. Bonlton, of UiJk, had occasionally given him h little medicine for a cold, but he never had anything serious the matter with him. He died on Wednes- dav afternoon, just before four o'clock. She last saw him alive at dinner-time, about one o'clock. when he was, as usual, apparently in good health and spirits, and had an ordinary meal. He was always cheerful never depressed. He took the boys up to the football field for a trame of football that afternoon. He was 47 years of age last birth- day. He had never complained of shortness of breath or anything. At one time when he was living near Bromyard, Herefordshire, he suffered from rheumatic gout, tnd the doctor then said his heart was a little weak, but he had never had any symptoms of heart affection. Everybody at the institution felt too kindly towards him for her to have a shsdow of a suspicion as to the cause of his death. His father died suddenly two years ago from heart disease, but he had suffered much, and her husband never had. William George Weale, one of the inmates of the house, stated that he and the other lads* played football with the deceased after dinner ort Wednesday till 2.30. Mr Bileliffe being in goal half the time and playing out the other half. He perspired with the play, in which he always took & great interest, but he did not get out of breath. Subsequently deceased superintended them when they were at work digging, but he did not work himself. Witness saw him fall down in the field his knees gave way and he fell on hit face. No one was very near him witness was about six yards away, and at once ran up to him and opened his collar. Deceased was then breathing heavily. Witness called to Mr Meyrick, the schoolmaster, and he came up and had Mr Bileliffe removed. Witness bad been at the Reformatory two years; be had never seen deceased ill before. All the boys liked him he was popular with them. Charlos Meyrick, the schoolmaster, said he had been at the institution a week short of 31 years. Her knew the deceased well. and had never known him laid 1ip ill. It was about twenty minutes to four on Wednesday when the hoys called to him, and when he went up to them Weale was supporting the deoeased by the shoulders. He then showed na signs of life. His oollar was open his face was of a purple colour. Dr Ernest Leon Maunsell Hackett, of UsTr* stated thit deceased appeared to be a perfectly healthy man, and he was very much surprised to hear of his death. He saw him at about fivo o'clock: on Wednesday, and then, apparently, he had been dead ahont an hour. He examined the body superficially, and f, tind the forehead and bridge of the nose grazed, which would be consistent with his having fallen to the ground. Having heard that evidence and examined the body he came to thak conclusion that death was due to cerebral hemorrbag-e-aopoplexy. He thought that if his heart had been affected sufficiently to have caused death he would have complained of puins before. Deceased was an active man with active pursuits. The Coroner, in summing up, said be considered. it wise to hold more than A formal inquiry into the caiiin of the death, bearing in mind the fact that to that institution were sent lads who had committed some criminal fault, but, after hearing the evidence, he thought they could accept, without reservation, the statement of Weale as to deceased's popularity among the boys, and believe that it would be their last thought to harm him in any way. Mr Bileliffe apparently encouraged them as much in their games as he did in their work, and to him (the Coroner) it seemed that be must have over exerted himself while playing with them, and thlP, later on, internal bleeding in the head was brought on. The jury returned a verdict of II Death from natural causes." Mr Reid, on behalf of the jury, expressed th& deepest sympithy with Mrs Bileliffe and the family. It was sad, he said, at all times to lose a near and dear one, but, it was still mora sad for the blow to fall so suddenly as in this case. The Coroner added his condolences. He said he knew mos- of the County officials, but he had never met Mr Billcliff^. From what he had heard, how- ever, he felt that Mr Bilcliffa's family had lost a head whom they were entitled most deeply to monro. and, at the same time, the County had lost a "aluable official. (Hear, hear.) As a number of the j urora had come from Ponty- pool, the Coroner allowed doable fees.
Proposed Public Tribute to Lord Tredegar. 15 That there never was a more popular movement than the presentation to Lord Tredegar of some public tribute in recog- nition of his invaluable services and the 0, great regard and affection felt for him, was fully demonstrated at the meeting held at Newport on Tuesday. The present time- the fiftieth anniversary of the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, in which his lordship took part-affords a suitable op- portunity for this, and, judging by the sentiments expressed at the Newport meeting, the difficulty does not lie in the direction of raising subscriptions but in restraining adjoining counties from par- ticipating in the Monmouthshire scheme, or in making suitable arrangements whereby Monmouthshire, Glamorganshire, and Brecknockshire may co-operate in fittingly perpetuating the NOBLE AND PHILANTHROPIC DEEDS I of one whom all man delight to honour. An analysis of the composition of the New- port meeting, which was summoned by the High Sheriff of Monmouthshire and the Mayors of Newport, Monmouth, and Aber- gavenny, shows that the supporters of the movement embrace men of all creeds, all shades of politics, and various commercial vocations—a fitting illustration of his lordship's breadth of views in his dealings with his fellow-men. Naturally, Mon- mouthshire lays the greatest claim to him. He is its Lord Lieutenant, his home is here, and it was in Monmouthshire that the idea of a memorial originated. At the same time, the various views expressed at Newport show that it was by no means the unanimous wish of those present, or of the absentees who wrote on the subiect, that Monmouthshire should stand selfishly alone. Of course, no member of the appointed Committee would sanction the erection of a STATUE AT CARDIFF, I say, with the money raised in Monmouth- shire, but possibly a scheme may be evolved whereby each of the three counties may, while combining generally, preserve its own special memorial distinct. Such an arrangement would certainly be more con- sonant with the generally expressed views in Monmouthshire. Possibly, if his lordship's personal wishes in the matter were con- sulted, as Mr C. D. Phillips suggested, the difficulties arising from this friendly jealousy would disappear, and all parties retire well content with his lordship's ruling.
I A BERGkVmNY. I I Aoentfi — Messrs DfJ"ie It Ca. Booksellers* j I TOWN COUNCIL MEETING. I The monthly meeting was held on Monday evening when the Mayor (Major Williams) presided, and there were also present:- Aldermen W. H. Gwatkin and J. G. Thomas, Councillors J. Straker, Z. Wheatley, T. Delafield, S. Dpverall, P. H. Price, J. G. Bishop, W. D. Woodward, B. J. Craucis, T. A. Delafield, and J, C. Gwatkin. A vote of condolence with the family of the late ex-Couocillor T. W. Beveridge was passed. The Mayor, in accordance with notice of motion, proposed that the Corporation subscribe E20 per annum towards a fund for providing a visiting nurse. He explained that this was in connection with a scheme emanating from some of the cottage hospital authorities in consequence of their having been offered by the Adeliue Steele Charity L20 per annum for three years. towards a sum of about £ 70 per annum required f'f a nurse, who would, for economy's sake, reside at the cottage hospital. It was resolved to subscribe f20 per annum for three years. Committees were appointed for providing the deserving poor of the town with a dinner on Christmas Day, and for soup kitchens, should they become necessary during the coming winter. Dr Steel, the M.O.H., reported eight further cases of scarlet fevar in various parts of the borough. Most of the patients were removed to the hospital. The reports were all adopted.
I CHEPSTOW. I Aden'— Miss Clark I PRESENTATION.—On Monday evening, the Rev I C. R Thomas, curate of St. Mary's, Chepstow, was presented with a framed address and a purse containing thirty guineas in appreciation of his services during the past, five years. U.D.O.—This authority met on Monday under the presidency of Mr W oodgate. It was decided to approve the holding of fortnightly cattle markets, the first to take place on the second Tuesday in January, and it was further decided to advertise the horse fair "11 the first market day in August, The COil nci l suggested Thursday, December 22nd, a the date of the Christmas meat market.— The Medicil Officer and Surveyor were re-elected.—The Chairman was appointed to attend the meeting to be held at Cardiff for the purpose of considering the tribute to Lord Tredegar.