ABERGAVENNY. I Agents,—Messrs D-vic., t CQ. Booksellers A REMAND.—OWIUGF to the fact that the Qaarter Sessions were being held at Usk on Wednesday, no -o-iaes were beard at Abergavenny Petty Sessions. One remand was, however, granted. William Abaolom, of Pwoodu, was brought up on a warrant before Dr W. D. Steel, charged with assaulting his -son. William Absolom, on the 2nd April, and was remanded on bail until the 12th. CONFIRMATION SFRVICE.-A, confirmation service took place at St Mary's Church, Abergavenny, on .Saturday", when there were over 90 candidates. The confirmation rita was solemnised by the Bishop ,of Swansea, Dr John Llovd. The candidates were presented by the Rev M. Gilbert, M.A., vioar of St Mary's, while the Rural Dean, the Rev J. R. Phillips, acted as the Bishop's Chaplain. FOUNDATION STONE LAYING.—Oa Thursday, the • foundation stone of a Free Library, to be erected through securing a handsome donation from Mr Andrew Carnegie, and by voluntary subscriptions, •was laid by the Mayor (Major Williams), opposite the Police Station, and adjoining Holy Trinity Church. Mr B. J. Francis, Abergavenny, is the architect, and Mr H. Smith, of Kidderminster, the builder, and the building will cost Dearly £ 2,003. "The library will be of the Gothic style of ,architecture, with a large entrance hall, in which provision is made for the accommodation of cycles. On the right hand side will be the reading room. On the left hand side the lending library in which provision will be made for about 6,500 volumes. The museum will be on the floor above. The (building will be heated by the low pressure hot 'water system. The principal entrance will be in 1. Victoria-street, with a side elevation to Baker- etreet. The work was commenced in January, and, according to the contract time, will be "completed on the 15th September.
CAERLEON. I Allent-Mr Berry, Newsagent, Cross-street. DI3TRICT COUNCIL ELECTION. Polling: took place at the Drill Hall, Caerleon, son Monday, there being seven candidates for four ■; saeats. ELECTED. .Jones, Rev D. B 162 Williams, WL'liara 152 Williams, Alfred. 125 Brewer, Henry Gould 104 Unsuccessful.—G. W. Harding, 92 R. Searle, 0(61: C. H. Burcham, 52. Mr T. R. P. Herbert, clerk to the Council, was ^he returning officer.
URBAN COUNCIL MEETING. 'r' Ore authority met on Tuesday night, Mr H. Art-hSS presidiug. There were also present:—Sir Messrr^ac's;wott'3' Bait., the Rev D. B.Jones, and C rf^>arry» Welsford, L. Foster Stedman, (clerk)' o cnase, with Messrs T. R, P. Herbert finedic'al 0«J' NFox ^urveyor). Dr De Gruehy 4 oSScer), an(J E# A- Green (conector). -===-
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A letter was read from Messrs Hornby and Baker Jones, ou behalf of Mr G. H. Hazell, relative to some proposed road-making, prepara- tory to building operations. Although wishful to encourage building, the Council, it is understood, were n >t prepared to take over a new road before thd houses were up. The M.O.H. rep rted that there had been one case of scarlet fever in Backhall Street, and he would see that the place was disinfected. He reported some 76 cases of measles, and at a meeting of the committee heiadwised that, as the epidemic was nearly over, it was unnecessary to close the school. The Collector reported that he had paid zCl2 10s. into the bauk. There was no balance outstanding. (Hear, hear.) The Surveyor stated that the accounts for gas and stone had to be paid. Mr Parry remarked that a grant of zCI5 was due from the County Council. The date of the annual meeting was fixed for Tuesday, May 2nd.
I CHEPSTOW. I AVent.-Miss Clark I OBITUARY.—The death occurred at Hawker Hill Street, Chepstow. on Tuesday, of Mrs Wary Ann James, widow of the late Mr James James, builder, at the age of 72. THE LATE MR GEORGE DEWDNEY.—Mr Dewdney, of High Tiees, Chepstow. who died on February 6th, and whose will is proved by Harry Dewdney, of Wadham School, Liskeard, Cornwall, schoolmaster, Ernest Arthur Dewdney, of Audley Road, Colchester, architect, and Claude Felix Dewdney, B.A., of Chepstow, the sous, left property of the value of £ 2,625. DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.—Polling took place on Friday in last week to fill the vacancy on the Lydney Rural District Council and Chepstow Board of Guardians, caused by the death of Mr Godfrey Seys. J.P. The candidates were :—Mr R. Beaumont Thomas, Dennil Hill, Tidenham, and Mr Frederick Joyce, High Hall Farm, Tidenham. The contest was fought on party lines. Mr Joyce was returned with a majority of 62. U.D.C.—Mr Woodgate presided at Monday's meeting, when Messrs. D. R. Gorman and E. G. Walker were appointed overseers for the ensuing year. The Council decided to meet at 7.30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. Attention was called to an alleged encroachment in Moor-street, where at one of three houses erected by Mr Whalley steps were placed on the pavement instead of inside the lobby. The Surveyor was instructed to ask the owner to keep to the building line. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the retiring chairman for his able and courteous conduct during the past year. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At Saturday's meeting Mr Lauder reported that with regard to the proposed extension of the infirmary the committee had met the architect, Mr Roger, who, with a few alterations landing to efficiency and sanitation, had approved the scheme presented by the committee based upon his (Mr Lauder's) scheme, the approximate cost of which was X3,936, which would be a saving of nearly £ 2,000 upon the scheme previously formulated by the old com- mittee and approved by the Local Government Board, but rejected by the guardians on the ground of expense.—It was unanimously agreed that the revised scheme should be submitted to the I Local Government Board.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH. I A new south transept was dedicated in the Parish Church, Chepstow, on Wednesday, by the Yen Archdeacon Bruce. It is in Early English style, and is built upon the old foundations. One bay of the south aisle has also been built, and an organ chamber opening into the chancel and transept, the total restorations having been carried out at a cost of £ 8,000. Previous to the dedication service the Ven Archdeacon Bruce, a number of the clergy and ladies, and the churchwardens and prominent laymen of the town, were entertained to luncheon at the Beaufort Hotel by the Vicar, the Rev E. J. Heasley, who initiated the restorations. In a short speech, the Vicar said that one of the happiest memories he would have, when he left Chepstow, would be that he had been able to assist in the necessary work of beautifying the Church. The Archdeacon congratulated Mr Hensley upon the work already accomplished, and said that, although he had spoken very modestly about his own share in the work, the impetus he and Mrs Hensley had given to the work could not fail to lead to a successful completion. He wished Mr Hensley as happy and honoured a future as he had had hitherto. At the service subsequently held the Archdeacon delivered a short address, aud appropriate music was rendered.
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I LLANTILIO-CROSSENNY, I POWELL'S ENDOWED SCHOOLS. A meeting of the Governors was held at Brynderi, on Monday, there being present:—Sir Henry Mather Jackson, Bart, (chairman), Rev F. W. G. Whitfield, Mr W. H. S. Whitney, and Mr S. G. Johnson (clerk). With reference to the proposed interchange of Charity lands the Chairman said that Mr Johnson's scheme made the acreage the same but also involved a monetary payment from the Treadam Property of over £ 30 to the Charity, whilst the Llantilio Estate would be called upon to pay £ 6i). It was a very complicated affair to deal with settled estates. He (Sir Henry) had not yet found the necessary time to go into the question, but would do so later on and make his views known to them. The Clerk stated that Mr John Davies had expressed the hope that there would not be any school rate levied in that Parish, as he thought that the endowment would come to their aid in the matter. The Chairman said that of course was clearly so under the Provisions of the Act, where the schools were maintained by an endowment. The Clerk reported that there was a balance at the bank of £ 101 10s 8d, but cheques amounting to £ 35 9s 4d were signed so that at the close of the meeting the balance amounted to X66 Is 4d The next meeting would be held early in July. At the close of the meeting. Sir Henry Mather Jackson, Bart., Rev F. W. G. Whitfield, M.A., and Mr S. G. Johnson, trustees, distributed 10s each to 14 poor persone, residents of the parish, which became payable on 25th March, in accordance with the wills of the late Mr W. Williams and the Rev Richard Warings.
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Monmouthshire Quarter Sessions. The Easter Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County of Monmouth opened at the Sessions House, Usk, on Wednesday morning, before S. C. Bosan- quet, Esq (chairman), Sir Henry Mather.Jackson, Bart. (vice-chairman), and the following among other Justices of the Peace :-Lord Tredegar, The Hon J. M. Rolls, Dr Williams, Dr Davies, Messrs F. J. Mitchell, A. A. Williams, G. G. Griffin, T. Goldsworthy, M. Mordey, W. P. James, G. R. Edwards, J. R. Esses., Raglan T. H. Somerset, F. M. Homfray, J. T. Davies, E. Jones Williams, Charles White. THE GRAND JURY was sworn as follows Major C. H. Smith, New- port. foreman; Messrs E. M. Parry, Caldicot; C. O. Liddle, Shirenewton; A. C. Mitchell, H. J. Pillinger, J. Young, R. J. Nicholas, W. H. Barker, T. L. Burch, T. L. Handford, Alex Payne, J. Pritchard, W. B. Seymour, C. A. Willis, Newport; A. Jenkins. J. F. Briscoe, G. Davies, R. Jones, Abergavenny W. F. Bell, Caerwent; J. N. Sully, Chepstow F. Hobbs, F. A. Tulputt, Monmouth; and W. E. Parker, Trostrey. THE CHARGE. In his charge to the Grand Jury, the Chairman briefly referred to the cases of each of the ten pris- oners in the calendar, and said he thought none would present any difficulties to them. True billa were subsequently returned in all the cases. APPOINTMENTS. Mr A. G. Lawrence was appointed to receive the copies of the Statutes for the Chepstow Petty Ses- sional Division, in the place of the late Mr Godfrey Seys and Mr C. W. Whalley was appointed a J.P. upon the Committee to make orders under the Lunacy Act, 1890, in the same Division. LICENSING RULES. The Home Secretary wrote notifying his approval of the Rules under Section 6 (3) of the Licensing Act, 1904. APPEAL CASES RESPITED. Mr S. R. C. Bosanquet referred to the appeals of Green and Stead, appellants, and the Newport Assessment Committee, with a view to their being respited, and a day fixed for hearing. Eton College authorities were really the appellants, and for them would appear Mr Morton Brown and himself, and Mr Ryde and Mr Corner for the respondents. Then there were the appeals of the Tredegar Iron and Coal Company and the Bedwellty Assesgment Committee, in which Mr Ram, K.C., Mr Rowlatt, and himself appeared for the appellants, and Mr Ryde and Mr Corner for the respondents. He understood that Mr Corner would ask for that to be respited to the next Quarter Sessions if that were so he was instructed to oppose it. Mr Corner said that in the Tredegar case the Assessment Committee could not get access to the Company's books, and, unless they were granted an inspection, when the books were produced they would have to ask for an adjournment so as to have an opportunity of going through them. Under those circumstances he applied for the appeal to stand over till the next Sessions, and in the mean- time they would ask the Company for an inspec- tion of their books. After further discussion the Court fixed the 9th and 10th May for the hearing of the Tredegar appeals (which are against poor rates made in April and October last), and the 11th May for the Eton College appeals (in which the question raised is as to the deductions from the assessment in respect of sums levied by the Commissioners of Sewers for the maintenance of sea walls). NEW MAGISTRATE. Mr Edward Arnott. of The Garth, Monmouth, took the oaths and qualified as a Justice of the Peace for the County.
TRIALS OF PRISONERS. FIRST COURT.—Before the CHAIRMAN and other Magistrates. ° OFFENCE IN BANKRUPTCY. Thomas Joynson, 33, on bail, described as a wheelwright, of Nantyglo, pleaded guilty to offences under the Bankruptcy Act, as follows:— On various dates between 1st January, 1901, and the 1st May, 1904, at the Parish of Aberystruth (then being an undischarged bankrupt, who had been adjudged bankrupt under the Bankruptcy Act, 1883, on the 20th November. 189ô), unlawfully obtaining credit to the extent of X35 Is from Herbert Denty, of Bristol, timber merchant; and to the extent of £24 18s 6d from Frederick Sidney Webb, of Wells, Somerset, timber merchant; and to the extent of L-82 15s 4d from Godwin, Warren, and Fry, of Bristol, timber merchants and to the extent of ,£32 12s 6d from John Steer, of Morchard Bishop, North Devon, timber merchant, without informing such persons, or either of them, that he, the said Thomas Joynson, was such an undischarged bankrupt. Mr J. R. Marchant, who appeared for the Public Prosecutor, said that prisoner had been twice bank- rupt. On the first occasion the liabilities amounted to £ 222, and the assets to E51 and on the second, Y,438 and L13 respectively. So far as the prosecu- tion knew, the defendant was a hard-working man, and they did not allege that there was any dishonest intention, but the offence was a Statutory one, and it waS right, in the interests of commercial morality, that he should be prosecuted and punished. Mr Corner, for the defendant, said he wished to cali several witnesses as to character. If there was a hard. working straightforward man id the County of Monmouth, he was sure that, according to all accounts, it was the defendant. He had carried on business at Nantyglo for many years, but although he had struggled hard, fortune had not favoured him, and now he found himself in the position of having committed a technical offence against the Bankruptcy Laws. The Rev George Griffiths, vicar of Nantyglo, said he had known the defendant for 10 years. Both he and his wife were respectable hard-working people indeed they were as hard-working people as could be found in the district, and had both striven as hard as they could to make both ends meet. They had. however, been unfortunate, and, he believed, had lost considerably under contracts. He believed there was no dishonest intent on the part of the defendant. He bad been an abstainer and a non-smoker far many years. There wero two children, aged 9 and 4 respectively. P.S. Jones, Blaina, also gave defendant a good character. Defendant appeared to feel his position acutely, and cried in the dock. The Chairman said the offence was one which, if carried on to any extent, would upset commercial credit, and would be injurious to trade and society. The Court did not wish to be hardpr upon defen- dant than necessary, but they could not pass the matter over very lightly. He would be sentenced to three months' imprisonment in the Second Division. But for his good character the sentence would have been more severe. A SERIOTTS CHARGE. I David Jones, 45, brickmaker, was charged with assaulting with intent, &c., Frances Williams, at Llanvihangel Llantarnam, on April 1st. Mr J. Corner prosecuted. Prosecutrix, a widow, residing at 3, Malpas- street, Cwmbran, said defendant had been lodging with her for three weeks. About nine o'clock on Saturday evening last she was sitting down reading and defendant was opposite her smoking. Sud- denly he got up and pulled her by the feet on to the floor, where he attempted to assault her. She strug- gled and screamed, and managed to get hold of the poker, with which she dealt defendant several blows on the head. In the midst of the struggling two other lodgers returned to the house, and one pulled Jones up and the other assisted her. As soon as she came to herself she sent for the police and gave defendant into custodv. 1u cross examination, witness, who was much affected and was accommodated with a seat. denied that she had been drinking beer with defendant that night, that she pulled the chair from under him, and that he fell over her. William W. Phillips, employed at Baldwin's Steel works, who lodged with Mrs Williams, said he heard her screaming as he was returning home, and, hurrying into the house, saw defendant and prosecutrix struggling on the floor. Mrs Williams was in a very excited condition. George Charmbery, another lodger, gave similar evidence. P.O. Osborne said he had to get assistance to arrest defendant, who was the worse for drink, and who subsequently said that the attempt would have been a success if the other lodgers had not returned. and then nothing more would have been heard of it. Prisoner gave evidence on his own behalf, stating that Mrs Williams and he were drinking together that evening. His chair happened to creak a bit, and Mrs Williams then hit him three times on the head with a poker telling him to get out of her late husband's chair. He fell off the chair, and she over him, and then the other lodgers came in. The jury found prisoner guilty of indecent assault. In reply to the Bench, P.S. Norris said defendant was a man of drunken habits, and he had previously lived with another man's wife. The Chairman said the jury had taken an ex. tremely merciful view of the case in not convicting him of the major offence. He would be sentenced to nine calendar months' hard labour. VALUE OF GOOD CHARACTER. I Henry Morgan, 29, labourer, pleaded guilty to (1) burglariously breaking and entering the dwel- ling-house of Alfred Sampson, at Penhow, on February 16th, and stealing therefrom a pair of pants, a pair of gloves, a pair of stockings, and 3s. 6d.; (2) to burglary at the house of James Holder, Shirenewton, on February 19th, and stealing butter, eggs, &c.; and (3) to burglary at the house of John Coleman, in the same parish and on the same date, and stealing bottles of whiskey, brandy, &a. Mr Micklethwaite, who prosecuted, said the police had been unable to find out anything against him previously. The Chairman said the Vicar of defendant's parish gave him a good character. In passing a sentence of three months' hard labour for each offence, to run concurrently, the Chairman said that he did not know what had led him into this trouble. But for the good character given him he would have had a very much heavier sentence. SECOND COURT.—Before the VICE-CHAIRMAN J and other Magistrates. I ABERSYCHAN BURGLARY. I William Walker, 17, sailor, and John Edmunds, 21, collier, were indicted for breaking and entering the warehouse of Arthur C. Tratt, grocer, Aber- sychan, and stealing therefrom a tin of pineapples and other articles, value 38 8d, at Abersychau, on February 5th. Walker pleaded guilty, and Edmunds not guilty. Me A. S. Poyser prosecuted. Prosecutor said he had a warehouse at the rear of the New Inn, Abersychan, from which he had missed a considerable quantity of goods at various times. On the evening of February 4th he locked P C. Mitchell in the warehouse. He identified the goods produced as similar to those which he kept in his stores. P.O. Mitchell, Abersychan, said that on the evening of February 4th, he was locked in the prosecutor's storehouse. At 4.35 a.m. the next morning witness heard voices outside the ware- house, and someone tampering with the wall of the building. Then the prisoner Walker entered the warehouse through a hole in the wall. He struck a match, lit a candle, and then placed the goods (named in the charge) ready for removal. Someone outside called to Walker, "Look sharp there's someone coming Walker then walked towards the hole in the wall, but witness prevented him leaving the warehouse, and afterwards arrested him. Walker told witness that the man outside the warehouse was the prisoner j Edmunds, P.C. Jones, Abersychan, said that at 4.30 a.m. on February 5th, he was on duty near the prosecutor's warehouse, when he heard stoneR falling. Witness proceeded in the direction of the sound, and there saw the prisoner Edmunds, who recognised witness, and immediately ran away. When witness saw Edmunds be was standing close to the hole in the warehouse wall. P.S. Jones, Abersychan, said that at 6 a.m. on February 5th be arrested Edmunds. When charged he denied the offence. Walker was sent to prison for one calendar month, and Edmunds for six months, with hard labour. I NO FELONIOUS INTENT. I Henry McDonough, 22, labourer, and John McDonough, 24, tinman, Pontypool, were charged with breaking and entering the Blaendare Colliery offices Poutypool, with intent to commit a folnny. Both men plea led that they were under the infiucic > of drink at the time, and could not remttmb r mivtbing about it. Mr Bosanquet prosecuted, and Mr Corner defended J b,, McDonough. Hugh M. Bythway, cashier, deposed to locking np the offices about 11.30 on the evening of Feb 28th. Next morning he was called by the police, and found that the door had been broken open. P.O. Crump said that he visited the offices about 1.30 on the morning in question. He saw a light in the office, as if someone was striking a match. On going to the door, it was shut in his face, and a voice said, "There's a bobby outside." On gaining admittance he saw John McDonough, who said they were looking for a doss. When be told them he should arrest them they both rushed at him, and he had to knock one down. John McDonough said he bad been drinking heavily that day, and had no recollection of goiug to the colliery office. Philip McDonough, collier, High-street, Pontypool. said that both defendants called at his house about 11.45 on the evening named, but they were so drunk that he refused to have them there. They had a bottle of whisky with them. Mr Corner argued that there was no evidence on which the jury could convict John. He described the whole affair as a drunken freak. The jury thought there was a doubt as to felonious intent, and returned a verdict of not guilty. In discharging the prisoners, the Chairman cautioned them as to the trouble drink might bring, and said the conduct of P.C. Crump was deserving of notice. HIS OWN MONEY. I Frederick Arthur Leat, 26, baker, was charged with stealing X15, the monies of Thomas Jones, Ebbm Vale, on or about March 5th. Leat pleaded not guilty. Mr Bosanquet prosecuted, and Mr L. B. Dunn defended. Prosecutor said that he aud prisoner lodged together at Ebbw Vale. occupying the same rooms. Witness had saved £15. On February 26th he locked the money in his box. On March 5th, prisoner left Ebbw Vale, and on the previous day he had been seen to have a considerable quantity of gold in his possession. On March 5th, witness misled the f,15 from his box, and gave information to the police. Elizabeth Nicholas, at whose house the man had lodged, and William Harding, a fellow lodger, gave evidence to the effect that on March 4th prisoner showed them E8 or £ 9, and jokingly said look at that! James Leat, prisoner's brother, also said that on March 4th his brother showed him £ 6 or X7. Inspector Price, Ebbw Vale, said that on March 14th he received prisoner into custody from the Bristol Police, and charged him with stealing the E15. In reply to the charge prisoner said, I don't know anything about it." In one of prisoner's old coats a key was found which fitted the padlock on the prosecutor's box. Prisoner, in defence, said that the lock which prosecutor had on his box was one which he (prisoner) had given him. He (witness) had a similar padlock on his own box, and either's key would open both boxes. The money which was found in his possession, was money which he had saved since Christmas. The jury found Leat not guilty, and he was discharged. ONE CONVICTED ONE DISCHARGED. E'ilgar Thomas Price, 18, labourer, was charged with attempting to commit an unnatural offence at the Hill Farm, Clytha, on March 7th. Paul Brou- stet, Alfred W. Thomas, and P.S. Jones (Raglan) gave evidence, and defendant's father pleadedL that his son was mentally deficient.-The jury found him guilty, but recommended him to mercy on account of the state of his mind.—The Vice-Chair- man, in passing sentence of six months' hard labour, said there was no doubt prisoner was affected mentally, but there was nothing to show he was not responsible for his actions. Albert Williams, 16, was simUarlv charged, the alleged offence occurring ac the Ton Farm, Raglan, on tho 30th March. After hearing the evidence, the jury found him not guilty, and he was dis- charged. In both these cases Mr Bosanquet prosecuted, and Mr Micklethwaite (under the Poor Prisoners' De- fence Act) defended.
The Diocese of Llandaff. I At Llandaff Cathedral on Monday, the Dean and Chapter elected the Rev J. P. Hughes, vicar of Llantrisant, as bishop of the diocese. The conge d'elire and recommendatory. two quaint documents, having been read and the King's selection confirmed, the following notice was affixed to the bishop's throne in the cathedral, and copies ordered to be sent to the King, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Rev Joshua Pritchard Hughes:— To all and singular Christian people whom it may concern, William Harrison Davey, clerk, M.A., Dean of the Cathedral Church of Llandaff aud the Chapter of the said church, greeting. We do make it known to you by these presentss that the See of Llandaff being vacant by the death of the Right Rev. Father in God, Richard Lewis, D.D, late bishop and pastor thereof, we, the Dean and Chapter aforesaid, by virtue and authority of the King's license granted to us for electing another bishop and pastor of the said see, being assembled together in our Chapter House on this third day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five, and making a chapter there and observing the laws and statutes of the kingdom and the ancient customs of the said Cathedral Church in this behalf to be observed, did unanimously elect .the Rev. Joshua Pritchard Hughes, Clerk, Master of Arts, to be Bishop and Pastor of the said Cathedral Church of Llaudaff. W. H. DAVEY, Dean.
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I MONMOU t H. I AgeML-Afr-Calrrev. Bookseller. If j,twain. TERB LATE MR T. C. POWBLL.-M,r Thomas, Charles Powell, of 2, North Parade Terrace, Monmouth, timber merchant, who died on that, 13th January last, left estate valued at £ 2,211 gross. BOAT RACE.—On Saturday, the annual boat race between M nmouth Grammar School and. Hereford Cathedral School came off at Monmouth. It reoulted in a win for Hereford by three lengths. During the last twelve years, Moumouth have won. five and Hereford seven races. TOWN COU-NCIL.-The Mayor (Councillor G. Edwards) presided at Monday's meeting. Mr B. H. Deakin was elected to represent the Council as a manager of Wiliam Jones's Higher" Elementary School. Alderman Vizard, clerk to. the Governors of William Jones's Charity, said th& scholarship, etc.. provided in the scheme for the new school would not interfere with the scholar-, ships now open to the lower elementary schools in. the town. The Sanitary Committee reported on sheep scab in the neighbourhood of Monroouthr and Mr F. Tucker, veterinary surgeon, said tho sheep in question had been destroyed with the owner's consent, the owner having accepted a in compensation.—The Clerk reported that Mi G. Croker Fox, Penarth, an inspector of the Board of Agriculture, was coming to Monmouth to itivestiga,e the question of the recent alteration in the scheduled area for sheep scab in the vicinity of the town.—Mr Tucker, Mr Perkins, and Mr A. E. Jones were asked to meet the inspector. Mr Albert James acquired the use of Little Chippenham for letting to shows during the May Fair, on payment of £ 40.—Dr Prosser was re- elected medical officer of health, and Mr G. F. Grimwood sanitary inspector, for one year, at the present salaries.
NEWPORT. Aqcnts-Hessrs Greenland nii CJ.. N'wsutun't. THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE. At the monthly meeting, on Tuesday, Mr W. H. Brown presided, and brought up the report of the teachers' salaries and grading sub-committee, which had drifted a scale of salaries for assistant teachers. In moving its adoption, he stated that the old system of grading had been done away with, and in future the committee would be guided largely by the reports of the inspectors and the bead teacher. There would be increased payments under the scheme of about £1,400 a year, but about LI,000 of that would have become necessary under the grading scheme of the old school board.—The report of the sub-committee was adopted. The socoudary suVcommitfea reported in favour of forming a local exhibition or scholarship of L25 in connection with students of the technical institute to take a student to the Royal College of Science. London, the Boari of Education con- tributing a similar sum. This was deferred. It was proposed to hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 13th, for the appointment of headmaster of the intermediate school.
JUNIOR CONSERVATIVES. The Newport Junior Conservatives opened their new premises in Dock-street, with a smoking concert over which Mr Herbert Flanders presided, and at which Mr E. E. Micbolls and Mr J. Moxon were the principal speakers. Reviewing the work of the Government, Mr Moxon said the Licensing Act was very good so far as it went. The Education Act was w rking well in Newport, but they had a peculiar sight a week ago, when a host of Newport gentlemen, afflicted with political consciences, appeared at the Police Court. They all had a strong feeling for the Nonconformist conscience, but tb-ey had an abhorrence of the political conscience. For thirty years these penflenaen had paid their taxes for the support of Church or denominational schools, but suddenly they refused to go on paying, saying it was a violation of their consciences. It was remarkable that Liberals did not object to aliens coming into this country, although they objected to the importation of Chinese into South Africa. Mr Micholls said he looked upon the Junior Conservatives as the scoute of the party, as the intelligence department, and as the vanguard of the Conservative army. (Hear, hear). He considered the Workmen's Compensa- tion Act one of the greatest benefits which had been conferred on working men during the last- fifty years, and they had to thank Mr Cbamberlaia for it. (Ap lause). He regretted that eo many works were idle in Newport, and be was afraid that the conditions would become worse unless they had a change in the fiscal policy. He was thoroughly in acccsrd with the policy propounded by Mr Balfour, ani at the next election would ask them for a mandate to support a policy of Retaliation. There was a large attendance, and a gooi musical programme was rendered.
PONTNEWYDD. THE LATE Ma W. WILLI r William Williams, of Woodland Place, Pontnewydd, retired beerbouse-keeper, formerly of the Royal Oak, Pontnewydd, who died on the 24th December, left estate of the gross value of including personalty of the net value of E538.
The Public Tribute to Lord Tredegar. At the Temperance Hall, Blackwood, a meeting- was held to consider the proposed tribute to Lord Tredegar. Mr C. Pond presided, and said he would be pleased to contribute 210 shillings towards the fund. Mr J. V. Lewis, chairman of the Chamber of Trade, who had been appointed secre- tary of the fund by the Bedwellty Urban Distriot Council, explained the nature of the proposed tribute, and an influential committee was formed. ———— Mr T. M. Williams, J.P., treasurer of the Tredegar committee, has received a cheque for 100 guineas from the directors of the Tredegar Iron atd Coal Company. A meeting of the Rhymney Committee was held on Thursday. Mr John Edwards, C.C. (vice- chairman), presiding. The town was divided into several districts, and collectors appointed to soiicit subscriptions. The Chairman of the St. Mellon's Parish Council has called a public meeting for Saturday eveuing, to consider the best means of furthering the movement. All parishionerli are invited.
Literature. Many new designs for costumes blouses, and millinery are given in the April number of The Lady's World" and the tullinst ructions given would enable any home dressmaker to provide herself with a good stock of spring clothing at a very moderate price. Amongst the photographs given are Queen Alexandra, Princess Margaret of Conuaugh?., Priuce Oscar of Sweden, the Duke and Duchess of Fifa and their children, the Czarina and the Grand Duchess Sergius. Drama is represented by Miss Lena Ashwell. Miss Mabel Adair, Madame Le Bargy, Mrs Brown Potter, Miss Marjorie Tempest, and Mr Basil Gill. There are some pretty table decorations suitable for Easter, and many suggestions for underwear, fancy, work, and cookery,
2.30.—The MARDY SELLING HURDLE RACE Of 40 sovs., for four year olds and upwards; maidens allowed 41b.; winner to be sold for 50 80V8. Two miles. 'Mr Jackson's Wolf Gang, 6,11.7..G. F. Wilson 1 Mr J. Lucy's Winning Week, 4, 10.7 Mr 0. Anthony 2 Mr D. Ebsworth's Tiara, 6, 11.7 T. Rees 3 Mr H. Hunt's Mindoro, 6, 11.3 .W. Morgan 0 Mr Harries' Ingratitude, 5,10.13, Mr I Anthony 0 Winner trained by G. F. Wilson. Betting—R to 4 on Wolf Gang, 3 to 1 agat Winning Week, 5 to 1 each agst Tiara and Mindoro, and 10 to 1 agst Ingratitude. Won by two lengths; a length between the -second and third. The winner was bought in for 77gs. :a.o.-The LLANGIBBY SELLING STEEPLECHASE of 40 sovs., for f ur year olds and upwards winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. Mr W. Hobbs' Kilgrogan, a, 11.10 ,Mr Billyeald 1 Mr J. Morrison's Poeta ter, a, 11.3.. W. Dwyer 2 Mrs B. Mundy's Caviare, a. 11.10 Mr I Anthony 3 Mr Cliff's Forenza, 5,10.8 Owner 0 Winner trained by H. W. Attwood, Usk. Betting—7 to 4 on Caviare, 4 to 1 each agst Kilgrogan and Poetaster, and 8 to 1 agst Forenza. Won by thirty lengths; a neck between the second and third. There was no bid for the winner. 3.30.- The USK MAIDEN STEEPLECHASE of 30 sovs., for four year olds and upwards winners extra. Two miles. Mr F. C. Burroughs' Dick Donovan, E. 12.0 F. J. Pratt 1 Wr A. W. Wood's Vipoma, 4, 10.7. Owner 2 Mr T. C. Nott's Highland Fling III., 4. 10.7 G. Harden 3 Capt W. S. Anthony's Miss Hackler, 6. 11.10 Mr Ivor Anthony 0 Winner trained by J. Burroughs, Cheltenham. Bettin-5 to 4 on Dick Donovan, 5 to 4 agst Miss Hackler, 8fol agsf. Vigorna, and 10 to 1 agst IHierhland Fling III. Won by a length and a half a bad third. 4-0. —The LLANDENNY STEEPLECHASE of 30 BOVS.; 12st each winners extra. Three miles. Capt. H. C. Elwes' Killerby, 6,11.4 W. Morgan 1 Mr J. C. H. Lucy's Hungarian, 6. 11.4 Mr Owen Anthony 2 iSir C. Nngent's Merope, 5, 10 6.W. Dwyer 3 Mr A. W. Wood's Ganymede, 6, 10.8..Owner 0 Winner trained privately. Betting—2 to 1 each agst Killerby and Merope, 5 to 2 ayst Hungarian, and 6 to 1 agst Ganymede. Won by half a length; a bad third. 4.30.—The CEFN TILLA MAIDEN HURDLE RACE of 30 sovs., for four year olds and upwards; winners extra. Two miles. Mr A. W. Wood's Purslet. 4, 10.0. Owner 1 SLord Gerald Grosveuor's Oyama, 5, 10.7 A. W. Pratt 2 Mr N. Thomas' Bashi Bazouk, a, 10.8 A. Wilkins 3 JMr W. Hobbs' Away West, 6, 10.12 Mr Billyeald 0 Mr R. Shutt's Lord Worman, 5, 10,7 F. J. Pratt 0 Mr Cliff's Abbingdon, 4.10.0. F. Parker 0 iLord Coventry's Ruddy River, 4, 10.0 Mr Ivor Anthony 0 Mr Gibson Dyson's Black Belle, 4, 10.0 G. Harden 0 Mr T. James' Pelisse, 4, 10.0. Mr Pumfrey 0 Mr H. L. Lutwyche's Bel Or, 4, 10.0 G. Peake 0 Mr Stanley's Burnt Child, 4, 10.0.L. Bates 0 Winner trained privately Betting-3 to 1 agst Purslet and Ruddy River, .4 to 1 each against A way West, Oyama, and Lord Worman, and 10 to I agst any other. Won by a short head ten lengths between the a ssecoad and third.