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TREDEGAR. ERRATUM.—In the report of Mr. Higgins' death, which appeared last week, it should have been stated that that gentleman fell in a fit, and not into a pit. When found he Was alive. THE CONNECTING LINK. We have noticed during the v^eek Mr. Yockney and his assistants surveying the ground between Sirhowy and Nantybwch, and on enquiry we learn nat the line from one station to the other is to be com- pleted in twelve months. When the extension to Pant is made we shall have travelling facilities equal to any of our neighbours. RIFLE Dfirr.L. --T! second Monmouthshire, Ebbw Vale Sirhowy corps, headed by their excellent band had an ^JUtant's drill at Sirh< >wy on Monday evening last. The warriors evolutions were gone through with commendable precision, and by way of a finale the corps marched into Tredegar, keeping time to the enlivening strains of Mr. Davis's band of musicians. Several new members have been enrolled, and one who has had hard drilling in a Swansea corps was foremost amongst the ranks, and if all jiad marched with the same precision, there would have been little room for picking holes. As it was we were proud to see such a muster, and we anticipate that, ere •long, we shall be possessed of a corps second to none in the country. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—The children of the Sunday school belonging to the Independents, Penmaen, to the number of 87, held their anniversary at Ebenezer chapel, Sirhowy, on Monday last. Three meetings were held during the day, at ten, two. and six o'clock, and were presided over by the Rev. E. Hughes, of Penmaen. A special train conveyed the children to and from Blackwood. At the three meetings upwards of sixty pieces, consisting of recitations, songs, and choruses, were gone through, and the examination was highly satisfactory. The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by the young folk and their teachers, several friends doin^j the amiable in providing for them creature comforts such as tea, cake, and other substantial edibles. Miss Walters considerably enhanced the attrac- tions of the day by some of her sweet vocal efforts. Several ministers were present, and suitable addresses were aelivtred. The enjoyment was doubled by the trip on the railway, as we know by experience how the appetite is sharpened by a journey into the country to join a pic-nic party. Thus, in this instance, the ride. the meeting with young acquaintances, and the return journey, all combined to inspire a feeling of intense happiness, and the parting at oirhowy station was something we don't see every day in this locality. The cheers were such as young school boys alone can give, and the singing, and the numberless good- byes proved that the separation contained feelings both of regret and joy- INQUEST.-The adjourned inquest on the body of Lewis Hughes was held at the Greyhound, on Wednesday last, when the following evidence was given :—Henry Bowen, sworn, said I am a collier, and work in the Globe pit. On Friday, 22nd June, I was with the deceased when the bell" fell in upon him. He was in the ground drawing coal out. The stone struck me on the arm, and fell on his head. I called for my father, and carried deceased in my arms to the parting. He appeared to have no breath in him. He died on the following Wednesday. We have plenty of timber, but cannot use it there. The place we worked in is only four feet. I sounded the "bell" about ten minutes before, and thought all was safe enough. J. Griffiths sworn I was at work with the last witness, and mid gone round to another part to work through to meet •Henry, so as to have air. I sounded and thought all was safe. I heard Brown hallooing, and in reaching the place found deceased under the stone, and helped to get him out. The weight of wnat fell might be five or six cwts.—This being the evidence, the jury immediately returned a verdict of accidental death." ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH —A funeral sermon was preached in this chuch on Sunday last, by the respected minister, the Rev. E. Leigh. The text was taken from the 12th chapter of Ecclesiastes, 7th verse—"Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto tlio G<*1 who i* these \vfe&Ufi«a most eloquent discourse was delivered. In the course of his remarks the rev. preacher exhorted his hearers to con- sider their latter end, and prepare themeslves for eternity. Numbers of our fellow-creatures had been called off as it were suddenly, and such visitations were no doubt in- tended to warn us of the uncertainty of our end. Some words of condolence with the mourners were given in a solemn and affectionate tone, by which some of the friends of the late Mr. John Morgan were visibly moved. The mourners occupied four or five pews. An appropriate Psalm was sung by the choir, and the organist played the Dead March after the sermon. TREDEGAR PETTY SESSIONS. TFKLDAY, JUNE 29.( Before the Rev. E. Leiyh and Captain Williams.) Malicious Damage.v. Dyer.—Complainant sworn On Friday night last I cleared the house about U I heard a wheelbarrow being wheeled round the bouse on going out I found Dyer who had taken the gate oft and threw it down he took the gate off the hinges and was bringing it from the top of the garden to the front of the house; in throwing it down he brokw the bottom part.— By defendant: The property is mv father-in law's and I have to look after it—Defendant: Why you could'nt keep ■? c°t in your own name, its only a bit of spite because 1 asked for my own.—Mary Rees 1 went out by request k my masker, and sa'v defendant with the gate on his shoulder he said it was in his way, and he moved it out of ^tbe way.— Defendant: I never broke the gate; 1 only lifted it out of iny way, and I was called back just as I reached the top of the garden.—Complainant: The gate was hanging on the hinges safe enough at 11 o'clock.—Or- dered to pay 2s damages and costs. Assault —Mary Williams v. Michael Green.— Complainant said Green had assaulted wid beaten her.—Defendant did Hot appear and was adjudged to pay 2s 6d or 21 days. Shillelahs and 1dtigs un the green. b Úih all over.— Con- nor v. lteggan.—Defendant said complainant called my wife a w .—Mary Ann Rees 1 was standing on the door and saw complainant coming along with a jar, when defendant ran at him with an iron bar and struck complain- ant on the arm, till his arm dropped down, then he ran into a house —Complainant: My arm was rendered quite useless ^od I have had to loose two turns in consequence. — Keggan i When I saw complainant strike the woman 1 did go on and hit him with a bit of a stick.—Fined Is and costs, or 14 days. Conjugal felicity.—AnneWatkins v. Edward Watkins. The wife applied for leave to settle the dispute and was al- lowed to do so.—The case was called ea'ly in the day and the husband not appearing, it was left till he should arrive, -and we presume a meeting had taken place and matters had keen adjusted. Assault.—Mary Gould i\ Eliza Bishop.—Complainant said: I was in the garden picking up a bit of coal when defendant put her hand over the wall and pulled me nearly across the wall saying she would tear me limb from limb.— A witness corroborated the evidence of complainant.—Mary ^'illisiiiis said I was on Mary Goulds' door when I saw ililiza Bishop put her hand and drag Mary Williams across the wall.—Sarah Ann George said Defendant was sitting Ul her own house I was with her when some one came in and said Mary Gould had been saying she (Eliza Bishop) ^as the only drunken woman in the place defendant then Went out and asked complainant why she said such a scan- dal, but did not strike. Anne Gullacher 1 heard a quar- rel between Mrs. Gould and Mrs. Bishop's mother when It was said Mrs. Bishop was a drunken woman the row Would never have occurred only we found fault with the beer which Mrs. Gould sells she keeps a cwrw bach. "— Mr. Leigh Mrs. Bishop you no doubt went in an angry 1nood to Mrs. Gould's premises, and although you did not Catch hold of her, you tried, and no doubt, if you had suc- ceeded you would have pulled her hair or have given ber a good scratching. You are fined 6d and costs, or .\Ieven days. Woman's quarrel and Assault.—Mahoney v. Davis.— Voitiplainant and defendant both swore they were ill-used by each other.—Mr. Mahoney said the cause of quarrel ^°8e through the children, and if Mrs. Davis would only °rrect her children the confusion would not occur. In this it also oozed out that'Mrs. Davis kept a cwrw bach." P?.r- Mahoney stated he had paid for beer two months ago. ■"lned Is and costs. rv-nk and Riotous-Superintendent Fowler v.— Barrtt. r. Leigh remarked it was very unusual to find only one of drunkenness at Tredegar Sessions.—Fined 6d and >sts. Tredegar has had a very bad name for drinking abatf8 ^'S years' 'jUt we are tofind the propensity is WaP0flu dealing at Abertillery. — Elizabeth Harding star red with this offence.—P.C. Hayson sworn 1 »m 1 ,ned at Abertillery I saw prisoner taking the coal; ajiea^ on duty at Penybont, and saw prisoner on the incline a basket in which she was putting the coal the .^e^ongs to the Tillery Company limited; the com- es'red me to press the charge as they had cautioned 6ttil>ner* before for picking coal.—Prisoner said I am vt>0ai being on the incline but not of carrying away the ?t I h«d in the basket I picked off the tip.—Mr. oh: In as much as the company does not appear to press "ivti thf.arre we are inclined to deal lenitntly with you and order you to be kept in prison one day. Uttlej dh i Stealing.—The Khymney Co. charged three J^'rls named Barry, Carroll, and Shean, with stealing the pris 1 received information and followed c°al "ners > when they saw me they threw down the pff; I overtook Carroll; had 30 lbs. each of "r'" 1^4 said I have given caution many times to tbe laa't has been caught stealing coal 30 times during a"fcnep )DQ,ont,bs. Some -of the mothers appeared and tbem R ie constable to prove the coal was 30 lbs. One 1°*^ ami coulPany ought to hfive fined them as W bave brought up these Jitfcle girls. —Mr. w ish to send these children to goal and Y('I1t' to pay 3seach and costs.—Mrs. Barry { Well, ~aie He j-0 we have been out of coal 9 w eeks, and what • We are bound to have coal somewhere. No money was forthcoming and the children were sent to Usk. A W asherwoman in trouble.—Rachel Jones was charged with illegaly pav ning a petticoat the property of Llewellyn Williams —The prisoner said I have washed these twelve months and always returned every thing I have had to wash till now, and having no victuals in the bouse and my husbaud ill, 1 took this to pawn. Fined 3s and costs]; a week to pay. —P.S Boulton produced the property which was given up to complainnnt. Caution to people who ka ■> 'Ions. — The Dog Nuisance. — Mr Superintendent Fowler produced the Order in Councilfor preventing the spread of cattle disease through the bite of dogs. — P.C. 134 said the custom in Rhymney was to keep all stray dogs 24 hours, nnd if not claimed they were destroyed.—The Bench issued an order dated 29th June, that all stray dogs be destroyed by the police if not claimed after due notice has been given of their detention, the extent of time to be 24 hours.

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