MONMOUTHSHIRE. o E G S M O N T WOOD FARM. in the Parish of Grosmont, within Three Miles of the Pan-Ay Station, on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford Line of Railway. Unreserved Sale of 22 Head of Hereford Cattle, 9 Horses and Colts, 13 Pigs, 3 Ricks of prime Hay, Agricultural Implements, and Dairy and Brewing IJt«33ilS. 1JTILLIAM J. HANDS begs to announce that he VV will SELL by AUCTION, On THURSDAY, NOVEMBER Gih, 1862, On the Premises at Grosmont Wood Farm, the following z, STOCK, The Property of Mr. JOHN GRIFFITHS, who is leaving the Neighbourhood. Consisting of 6 excellent cows in calf, 3 two-year* old heifers in calf, 4 yearling heifers, 2 yearling steers, 1 iwo-year-old bull, 5 weaned heifers and bull calves. HORSES.—1 brown cart horse, Verdure, 6 years old 1- brown ditto, Surly, 4 years old 1 brown ditto, Surly, 3 years old 1 black ditto, Boxer, 3 years old 1 brown ditto, Lively, 7 years old I brown ditto, Leicester, 7 years old and 1 nag horse, nearly thorough bred, a very clever hunter. PIGS.—3 strong bacon pig", and 10 store ditto. IMPLEMENTS.—1 broad wheel waggon, 1 broad wheel cart, I half-ton cart, 3 iron ploughs, pair of iron harrows, 1 horse rake (nearly new) 1 chaff machine, 1 double action Banbury turnip cutter, 1 t urnip drill, roller and scuffier, and 4 sets of long and short- harness. A general assortment of dairy and brewing utensils. Three ricks of prime Hay (one rick to go off the premises, and two to be consumed on the farm). The whole of the Grass to be Let until the 2nd of February, 1883. N.B.-Two months credit will be given on all sums above j625, on approved security. A Luncheon will be provided at 11 o'clock, and the Sale will commence punctually at 12. Auctioneer's Offices-Sydenham House, High-street, Abergavenny. GRAIGWITH, LLANGIBBY, MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY ITS. WILLIAM DAVIS, at the above Place, at ill Twelve o'clock at noon, On THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 18G2, The following Superior Live and Bead Stock, The Property of the Rev. F. A. WILLIAMS. The Live Stock comprises 7 Hereford cows, to calve in good season; 4 yearling steers, 2 ditto heilers, 4 steer calves, 2 ditto heifers, 28 Leicester ewes, 1 ditto ram, 23 lambs, 1 superior cart mare (6 years old), I ditto (5 years old), 1 good yearling cart colt, 2 ditto hacks. The Dead Stock consists of 1 strong narrow-wheeled wagon, I ditto narrow-wheeled, 2 broad-wheeled carts. 1 iron plough, 3 pairs of harrows, roller, chaff machine, harness, dairy utensils, and various other articles. Refreshments on the Table at Eleven o'clock. MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by ME. WM. DAVIS, On Friday, the 14th day of November, 1862, At the THREE SALMONS HOTEL, USK, at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon, subject to conditions of Sale to be then produced, the following very superior COPPICE WOODS. Lot l.-The CALLAGE of a COPPICE, called the CAMP PLANTATION, together with the CAMP BRAKE, containing 7 acres, be the same more or less, situate in the Hamlet of CLYTHA. Lot 2.—The FALLAGE of the ASH WOOD, growing in the Parishes of GWEHELOG and TROS- TREY, containing about 10 acres, be the same more or less. THOMAS WILLIAMS, the Woodward, will shew the above Woods, and any further particulars may be obtained of Mr. WM. DAVIS, Land Agent, Usk. JANE JONES, DECEASED. Pursuant to the Statute 22nd and 23rd Victoria, cap. 35, intituled "An Act to further amend the Law of Property, and to Relieva Trustees." NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that all Creditors of, and other Persons having any Claims or De- mands upon, or against, the Estate of Mrs. JANE JONES, late of the NEW HOUSE, in the parish of LLANGEVIEW, in the County of Monmouth, (widow of John Jones, formerly of the same place, Farmer, deceased), which said Jane Jones, died on the 19th day of July, 1860, (and administration of whose per- sonal estate and effects with her will annexed, was granted by Her Majesty's Court of Probate, in the Principal Registry, on the 15th day of September, 1860, to Jane Jones, then of the New House afore- said, and afterwards of (Jsk, in the County of Mon- mouth, spinster, since deceased), are hereby required to send in the particulars of their Claims or Demands against the said Estate, to JOHN LEWIS, of the Parish of LLANSOY, in the County of Monmouth, Farmer, the Executor of the Will of the said Jane Jones, spinster, at the Office of us, the undersigned, his Solicitors, on or before the 24th day of DECEMBER next, 1862; after which day, the said John Lewis will proceed to distribute the Assets of the said Jane Jones, widow, deceased, amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of n which he, the said John Lewis, then shall have had notice; and the said John Lewis will not be liable for the assets, or any part thereof so distributed, or otherwise dealt with, to any person of whose debt or claim, he shall not have had notice at the time of such distribution. Dated this 23rd day of October, 1862. BLOUNT and DAVIS, of USK, in the County of Monmouth, SOLICITORS for the said JonN LEWIS, JANE JONES, Spinster, DECEASED. Pursuant to the Statute, 22nd and 23rd Victoria, cap. 35, entituled An Act to further amend the Law of Property, and to Relieve Trustees.fl.' NOTICE IS HEltEBY GIVEN, that all Creditors of, and other persons having any Claims or Demands upon or against the Estate of JANE JONES, spinster, formerly of NEW HOUSE, in the parish ofLLAN- GEVIEW, in the County of Monmouth, and late of UsK, in the said County, who died on the 4th of Oct., 1861, and whose Will was proved in the Principal Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate, on the 14th of April, 18G2, by JOHN LEWIS, of the parish of LLANSOY, in the County of Monmouth, Farmer, the Executor therein named, are hereby required to send in the particulars of their Claims or Demands, against the said Estate, to the said JOHN LEWIS, at the Office of us, the undersigned, his Solicitors, on or before the 24th day of DECEMBER next, 1862; after which day, the said John Lewis, will proceed to Distribute the Assets of the said Jane Jones amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the Claims of which he, the said John Lewis, then shall have had notice; and tne said John Lewis will not be liable for the Assets, or any part thereof, so distributed, or otherwise dealt with, to any person of whose debt or claim he shall not have had notice at the time of such distribution. Dated this 23rd October, 1862.. j BLOUNT and DAVIS, of USK, in the County of .Monsjputh, SOLICITORS for the said EXECUTOR.
Appointments. Tuesday .Caerleon Petty Sessions. Wednesday..Abergavenny Special Sessions (highway purposes). Opening Services at the Twyn Congrega- tional Church, Usk. Thursday ..Newport Fair. Abergavenny County Court. Sale of Farming Slock, at Grosmont Wood Farm, by Mr. W. J. Hands. Friday. Usk Petty and Special Sessions (highway purposes—transferring licenses—appeals against poors' rates). Chepstow County Court. Saturday. Pontypool Petty Sessions (appeals against poors' rates). 8th Mon. Rifle Volunteers. Monday .Company Drill, and Manual and Platoon Wednesday., General Parade, in uniform and plumes. Friday Company Drill. Tuesday and Thursday..Recruit Drill. At 7.30 each evening.
ABERGAVENNY. DOINGS" OF THE CRICKET CLUB.—The past season was an eminently successful one with this club, even when compared with last year (seven matches out or nine then being won) whilst this year, no less than eight games out of nine were gained; namely one from Llantillio one from Tredegar; two from Usk; one from Crickhowell; one from Newport, and two from Hampton Bishop. In these nine matches, 1314 runs were scored, or an average of 146 per match, though the average of each innings played out, was about 93. In the bowl- ing, G. Peake took 54 wickets G. Levick 22, and H. Beavis, 9. Besides the above, there were many town matches played by the Club, the runs of which are not included in the table of averages. The following is an analysis of the batting of the principal players of the club, during the season of 1862 si- *• 4 ° a & £ jj g .• « D Q .2 +2 P -5 ■= 2 I 'I J a 2 S = 325jc"'3^g° a o s p g-s 2^ «.s » s g 2 a, & 0 to n n so a m r-Q # a? O A; A> A> A AS S U £ *4 SI SBSES 2 I I f jls C5 O izj h *4 -a) H & G. J. A Peake.. 4,5 1 1 1 67 81 12 299 24 37 1 8 H. A. James. 6 3 0 2 1 38. 47 12 128 10 18 0 2 R. Baker Gabb.. 4 4 0 0 0 22 22 8 68 8 11 1 5 J. L. Rosher. 3 3 0 0 1 26 26 7 51 7 10 0 6 H. Beavis 3 1 0 1 0 20 21 5 36 7 12 0 1 F. Levick 3 0 0 0 0 11 11 3 21 7 10 0 8 Major Wickham 2 2 0 1 0 15 16 5 34 6 11 0 0 G. Levick 3 1 0 0 2 11 11 6 31 5 7 0 6 J. Biggiestone ..31041 16 18 9 47 5 702 S.Williams 4 2 0 2 0 15 23 8 36 4 7 0 3 T. Levick 3 10 1 0 13 18 5 23 4511 J. Goodwin 4 6 0 0 2 14 14 12 51 4 736 J. Wiriningfon.. 7 1 0 2 0 13 14 10 41 4 5 3 1 Fractions omitted in the averages. INQuEsT.- An enquiry of this nature was held at the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum, on Friday, the 24th ult., before C. M. Ashwin, Esq., deputy-coroner, and a respectable jury, touching the death of Ann Thomas, formerly of Longtown, who had been found dead in her bed, on the previous morning. Sarah Gwillam, night nurse, deposed that she visited the dormitory, in which deceased slept, during the night, and as late as half past five o'clock, but did not ob- serve anything unusual. Mary Cookley, the day nurse, said she went on duty at ten minutes past six o'clock, and called deceased, but as the latter did not answer, witness thought she was asleep, and allowed her to remain; about an hour afterwards, another patient called witness' attention to deceased, as she thought she was in a fit. Upon witness going to her, she found she was dead. Dr. Mc.Cullough proved that he was called to deceased, and upon examining her, he found she had been dead only a short time his opinion was, that she had become suffocated whilst in an epileptic fit, to which she was subject. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts. 'i'PKSDAY's MARKET was unusually large, the quan- tity of stock, vegetables, fruit, &c., brought in being very abundant. A fair amount of business was tran- sacted, although it can scarcely be said that the de- mand was equal to the supply. The prices ran as follows :-fat beasts, 5-Ld. to 6d.; and sheep 6-id. to 7d. per lb. (sink the offal), A great number of pigs were shewn, which created a decrease in value, but nevertheless little business was effected. Geese, 7d. and fresh butter, Is Id. to Is 3d. per lb. Ducks, 4s 6d. to 5s-, and fows, 2s 8d. to 3s 9d. per couple. Po- tatoes, 8s. to 10s., and apples and pears, 7s. to 12s. Flour, 8s. per bushel of 661bs., 41b. loaf, 5±d. Butcher's meat at former quotations. A SPILL."—PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE.-On Monday night last, a party of three persons from Blaenavon, was leaving this town, in a light trap belonging to, and driven by Mr. David Eley, when in passing down Tudor-street at a furious pace, the vehicle was brought into contract with a cart coming in the opposite direction. As a matter of course the lighter vehicle was overturned, and with the most singular results the trap itself was shattered to pieces, whilst the occu- pants lay scattered about on the road in a helpless state, two of them being eonconced in the remains of the vehicle. A number of persons were soon at. tracted to the spot, and rendered every assistance in assertaining the extent of the injuries sustained by the men (which turned out to be very slight) and in con- veying them to public-houses at hand, kindnesses which the latter repaid, at least in one instance, by coarse abuse for stealing his hat, as soon as he sufficiently recovered his senses to find he had not got it on his head. It does certainly seem most miraculous that none of the party received further hurt than a few bruises, whilst the horse, by the force of the concussion broke away from the shafts and came to a stand a few yards farther on. The occu- ,8, r pants of the cart experienced no more inconvenience than was occasioned by the shock. As soon as the Blaenavon party had somewhat recovered themselves, they obtained another trap and started a second time in the same reckless manner as before. Where the police were, to allow a repetition of such proceedings ? is a question that may justly be asked by persons whose lives were endangered thereby. Such conduct as that of the driver cannot be too much deprecated, and it is to be hoped that this hair-breadth escape may have a salutary effect in cautioning him and others who are addicted to such practices. DOING" A BfM-BAlLiFF.—One day last week, one of those limbs of the law commonly designated" bum- bailiffs'' or "catch-poles," proceeded, drest in a little brief authority/' to exercise hisdguardianship over certain goods and chattels which were in the course of removal; a waggon was at the door piled with household Gods, yet sufficient remained inside to satisfy Catch-pole'ademand, (4s. and expenses !) so in he steps with the usual—"not another stick shall go out o' this' house,"—holding in his hand a piece of paper by way of authority, although, being "no scho- lard," he was unable to satisfy the inmates as to the effect of it, or whether, in fact, it was any authority at all; therefore, the aid of a third party was called in to read the paper word for word this individual having complied with the request, was about to return the document to Catch-pole, when Mother-in-law, (mother-in-laws are some- ti,nes useful, though not always agreeable in a house) who had been watching her opportunity, un- der the pretence of attentively listening to the read- ing of the document, snatched it from the hand of the reader, and having dispossessed herself of it, authoritatively desired Catch-pole to leave thepremises. This the latter refused to do. Mother-in-law sought lawyer's advice, and on her return, naively told Catch- pole the matter had been settled, and his presence was therefore quite unnecessary—the bait took-he must see the landlord who lived only next door, about it. Good-day" was passed, and Catch-pole once outside, the door was locked, and the unpleasant reflection thrust upon him that lie had been thoroughly out- witted, whilst Mother-in-law treated as nought his threats of vengeance, and grinned defiantly through the window, PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Rev. J. and THOMAS DAVIES, Esq. ROBBING A. FATHER.—Susannah Miyberry, 19, and Mary Anne Mayberry, 13, were charged with stealing a quantity of wearing appqreil-aiid one sovereign, the pro- perly of their father, William Mayberrv. The latter de- posed that he was a laborer, and a widower, residing at Llangattoek-nigh-Usk. On Thursday last, be went out to his work, as usual, and left the younger prisoner with. other children at home. About 3 o'clock, a message was sent him, that the two prisoners had robbed the house of everything they could carry, and had gone away. He went to the house immediately, and missed a number of things. He then proceeded to Abergavenny, and gave in- formation to the police, and subsequently, in company with Sergeant Edghill, found the articles produced, which he identified as his property, comprising 6 shawls, a variety of earthenware, sheets, towels, and a quantity of other articles, at Latch's lodging-house. The father added that the eldest girl had been put out to service, but she would not stay anywhere; he had not seen her until after the robbery, since the 25th of. September. The youngest had managed his house for him, ever since the death of his mother, and had always been a good girl until led into this, by her elde sister. Sergeant Edghill proved to finding the articles produced, in the lodging-house, as spoken to by prosecutor, and the prisoners acknowledged that a portion of the goods belonged to their father, when brought to the station-house on Friday morning. Witness believed the elder prisoner had been previously convicted. Mary Latch deposed that the prisoners came to her house, about 4 o'clock on Thursday last, and took lodgings; they brought two boxes with them, which were fetched the same night by the police. Shortly after the prisoners came there, their brother called and told witness to tell Susannah that his father was after thern. The prisoners then left immediately, and did not return. P.C. Jaraes said he apprehended the prisoners at Govilon, on the morning following the robbery, and found 12s.6-id. and the two dresses yKTduced on the elder prisoner; and ts. on the younger one. The elder prisoner said, He (meaning her father) will us to prison; I wish I had not taken the sovereign." In disposing or the case, me rev. Cliair.man remarked that this was the most painful case that had been brought before the bench for some time. The conduct of the elder prisoner had been infa- mous, she had not only been guilty of robbing her father herself, but had also led her younger sister into crime; besides, she had been previously convicted, and the bench had no hesitation in sending her for trial at the Quarter Sessions. As to the younger one, she appeared to have been a good and attentive girl, until she had been led astray by her sister, and the bench would therefore deal leniently with her, and allow her to return home, in the hope that she had seen the error of her ways; and would, for the future, exercise her own judgment as to right and wrong, and not listen to the evil counsel of any one. The Chairman further expressed a hope that the father would see to her religious instruction. A WELL KNOWN CHARACTER.—Margaret Hodges was charged at the instance of Jane Hardman, with stealing a sheet, and a blanket, the property of the latter. Prosecutrix said she missed the articles named, last Satur. day, and she had last seen them about the time of the September fair. She could identify the sheets by the marks, and the blanket was also her property to the best of her belief. Mary Gorman, lodging-house keeper, said, on the day after the September fair, prisoner came and offered a blanket for sale, which witness ultimately bought for ls.6d. On the next day, she also bought of her a sheet, which was as "black as the ace of spades" at the time. Prisoner said she had got the articles from the parish, and not to say anything about it, or she would not be able to get any more. P.C. Cook proved to receiving the blanket and sheet, now produced, from the last witness. The officer added that the prisoner had been previously convicted for stealing a brass candlestick, and had been brought up innumerable times for drunkenness. The Chairman said the absence of prisoner from the Court for a considerable time, had induced the hope in the minds of the bench, that she hitd forsaken her previous drunken habits, but it now appeared she had only given up one species of crime, to take up with another. She was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.
GROSMONT. Some months ago, we alluded to a circumstance connected with the intended nuptials of a couple, whose united ages amounted to 144 years, to which number the bridegroom contributed 87 years. We now revert to the subject, merely to state that the interesting ceremony was celebrated last week, amidst bell-ringing and other demonstrations of rejoicing. The happy pair rode to church, and upon their arrival there the bridegroom was supported to the altar by two" best men." As may be imagined, the event ex- cited considerable hilarity in the district.
Btrttja. At Llanvapley Rectory, October 28th, the wife of the Rev. J. Lloyd, M.A., of a daughter. IfciarrtaQeg. At the Independent Chapel, Chepstow, October 15, Mr. Leonard Morgan, of Clydach farm,Wolvesnewton, to Miss Rachel Morgan, of the Tump farm, Trelleck Grange. At Caerwent Church, October 15, by the Rev. E. T. Williams, Rector of Caldicot, Mr. Wm. Thomas, of Beth. gwyn, Llanvihangel Tbrymynydd, to Miss Elizabeth Poke, cook to the Rev. E. T. Williams, Mount Ballan. At the Superintendent Registrar's Office, Pontypool, October 27, Mr. W. Brangham to.Miss Charlotte Barrett, both of Pontymoile. At Llanvrechfa Church, October 28, Mr. Chas. Copley, clerk in the West of England Bank, Bristol, to Maria, eldest daughter of David Jenkins, Esq., Sunny Bank, Pontypool. Ueatijs. At Chepstow Park House, Oct. 17, Mrs. M. A. Geeves, aged 75 years. At Pontypool, October 25, after a lingrering illness, Mr. Joseph Porter, confectioner, &c., aged 43 years. Deceased was much respected by a numerous body of friends.
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND READERS Our friends and correspondents will much oblige us, as well as avert the chances of disappointment themselves, by forwarding their advertisements, and news copy, as EARLY IN THE WEHK AS POSSIBLE. Interesting reports are often curtailed, or omitted altogether, in consequence of inattention to this rule. Communications to insure insertion, should reach the Office, NOT LATER THAN THURSDAYS. An advertisement and some other matters reached us too late. We are requested to state that the Opening Services of the Usk Congregational Church, have been wrongly an- nounced for Thursday, the 6th. The day appointed is Wednesday next, the 5th inst.
ABERSYCHAN. THE SECOND RIFLE VOLUNTEERS.-We understand that Sergeant Rowlands, who has been connected some time with the Abersychan division of this Corps, as drill instructor, has just completed a long course of instruction at the school of musketry, at Hvthe, and has returned to resume his engagement in this place. His officers and "comrades in arms'* will be pleased to learn that during his absence, he acquitted himself highly satisfactorily, having had the meritorious sym- bol of cross muskets marked on, what is termed in military phrase, the slash part of the left arm, which is a badge of great merit, and only acquired by Hmen of mark and likelihood."
PONTYPOOL. CHESS CLUB.—In connection with the Literary Association, a society of this character has been formed; a president; vice-president, and committee have been appointed, and Mr. Bytheway acts as secretary. A considerable number of members have been enrolled; at a meeting of whom, the rules were submitted, on the evening of Monday last, and passed unanimously. WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE.—The third of the series of ,I Readings and Musical Entertainments," given in connexion with the Working Men's In- stitute," came off under the presidency of Dr. James, in the Pontymoil school-room on the evening of Wednesday last. The popularity of these varied in- tellectual entertainments appeal's to be on the in- crease, as by the exertions of the Committee, the in- terest they have awakened is not only kept alive, but is considerably extended, so that they attract, as on the present occasion, very large and respectable audiences. On the night in question, the read- ings" unfortunately proved too long, particularly the first, entitled A cup of Coffee," which may be said to have been a dissertation on the Arabian Berry," and, as roasted beans, corn, and chicory were in- cidentally adverted to, the subject must have possessed a lively interest for grocers, several of whom were present. Bardell v Pickwick," although possessing the cc coffee" infirmity of being too long, was, nevertheless, so characteristically given that the audience did not appear to discern how swiftly the time was passing, and it is but justice to 'add that Mr. Roden performed his part in a highly creditable and satisfactory manner. As the night was far ad- vanced, Mr. C. H. Williams withheld his "reading" marked on the programme until some future oppor- tunity, but more particularly so in order that the musical entertainment might be concluded, in res- pect to the whole of which, both vocal and in- strumental, it is scarcely necessary to observe that it proved of a very superior character, and appeared to give unbounded satisfaction. Towards the close of the proceedings, the chairman observed that the next entertainment would be given on the evening of the 12th November the entire proceeds of which would be devoted to the Lancashire Relief Fund that in order to raise as large a sum of money as possible the penny charge for admission would be increased, and members of the Institute would not on that night, as heretofore, be admitted free; that if the price of sixpence at present charged. for ad- mission to the reserved seats was not increased then he would be willing to commence a subscription amongst those ladies and gentlemen who generally occupy them, and he had no doubt that many of them would second his efforts. In conclusion, he trusted something of a like nature would be adopted at the Institution, at Pontypool. (Loud cheers). We subjoin the programme Overture.—"La Calife de Bagdad," (Boieldieu)—String Band, Mr. W. Sewell, leader. Beading. A Cup of Coffee," (Anon)-Captain Hawkins. Glee.—" 0, who v\1!l t/êr the Downs," (PearseU)-Miss Lewis, and Messrs. Waite, Holdsworth, and Lloyd. Reading.—" Bardell v. Pickwick," (Dickens)—Co!> RodeUi Solo and Quartette.—" The Last Rose of Summer"—Miss Lewis, and Messrs. Waite, Holdsworth, and LloJd. Readings.—" Ginavra," (Rogers), and The Isles of Greece," (Byron)-C. H. Williams, Esq. Overture.—" La Dame Blanche," (Buieldieu)-String Band, Mr. W. Sewell, leader. God Save the Queen. IMPROVEMENT IN MAKING TIN.—In reference to this subject, we have received the following commu- nication, which we publish verbatim, ad literatim :— "Sum fellows did call at Pontymoile last week, an offered to do greet wunders in making tin half-a-crun a box cheaper then it were made befur, by sum new proces thay called PLUMB UN CUM, or sum such hod name; an after a good deale of bother, thay got leeve to tri there ands at it, so thay went to it, an after thay had ben all niet fidling abowt, the man that looks after gas, watcht urn thro a littel chink in the door, an he thout they wer doin more arm then goode, so he did tel them to nock of abowt 3 clock in the mornin; an so nex mornin, thay nockt of altogether, for thay runed away, an the onley himprovment thees chaps made in making tin, was to get twelv shillins from sum poor oornan, an leeve uther dets unpaid, afour thay went; an thay did greetly disapoint Bily Philips, who wus goin to tak out paten for PLUMBUNCUM." THE TIME O'DAY.—On the night of Saturday last, as the wife of a member of the constabulary was marketing, she had the misfortune to lose a watch out of her bosom, worth from zC3 to j64, which she was carrying home from being repaired. The bosoms of females would appear to be quite as unsafe for de- positing watches, as it is said they are for keeping the secrets of their neighbours. D BAPTIST MISSIONS.—Sermons, in furtherance of these objects, were Dreachprl awreec .Bap- tist Uhapel, Pontypool, and at Abersychan, on Sunday last, by the Rev. R. Williams, late mission- ary at Agra, East India, to somewhat numerous congregations. Public meetings were held in the same places on the two following evenings of Monday and Tuesday, at which Mr. Williams gave some lengthened, and very interesting particulars of his missionary labours; and eloquent addresses were also delivered by the Rev. F. Trestrail, secretary of the society Dr. Thomas, of Pontypool, and other friends. SALE AT THE SLUVAD FARM.-A sale (previously announced by advertisements) took place on Tuesday last, at the well known Sluvad farm, the residence of Mr. G. W. Williams, situate about three miles from this town. As there was a large number of well-bred Hereford cattle, prime fat wether sheep, pigs, horses, agricultural implements, &c., to be disposed of, a very numerous body of buyers attended from the sur- rounding district, who became somewhat captivated by the persuasive oratorical powers of Mr. W. J. Hands, the auctioneer. From this cause, together with the superior nature of the stock offered, good prices were realised, the larger sheep fetching 7d. per lb., the carcases of some of which will grace the standings of several of our butchers, on Saturday next. In accordance with the well-known hospitality of the proprietor, a most sumptuous luncheon was prepared for the visitors, to which it is, perhaps, unnecessary to add they did amplejustice. The graver proceed- ings in the yard, were wound up by a little farce, in which a young man, from Usk, and his nag, were put up for sale by mock auction, and it must have taken the conceit out of the hero, to find that only ten shillings were bid for the lot, with an intim- ation, from several bystanders, that the bargain would be likely to prove a dear one. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On the afternoon of Wed- nesday last, a most serious accident occurred, by which the life of Mrs. Howells, Trostrey Common, near Usk, has been very much endangered. It ap- pears she was proceeding on her return home from che market to the Clarence railway station, and whilst crossing the turnpike road, in a hurried man-' ner, to catch the 2.13 p m. train, then in sight, she was knocked down by a trap or light vehicle, drawn by one horse, and the animal treading upon her body, or the vehicle passing over it, so severelv crushed her, that some blood vessels must have been broken, as the loss of blood was very great. Messrs. Lawrence and Williams, surgeons, were quickly in attendance upon the sufferer, who now (Thursday morning) lies in a very hopeless and precarious state, at the Clarence Hotel, to which establishment she was instantly conveyed. The vehicle belonged to the Rev. T. Evans, of Goytrey, and, at the time, con- tained a female domestic, and a lad who was driving. ODD FEIXOWS"SUPPEB.—Some time ago, ad angry feeling was displayed by a few membersof the Hospi- tality Lodge of Oddfellows, against some of the others, arising from the circumstance of the removal of the lodge from the King's Head inn, to the Montague Hotel. Having shaken hands, and become friends, as brethren always ought be, the members sat down to a first rate supper, comprising all the necessaries and many of the delicacies of the season, and which, in fact, was more worthy the title of a sumptuous dinner, than a supper. The tables having been cleared, a chairman and vice-chairman were appointed and the company having proved themselves loyal and patriotic subjects, by heartily receiving the toast of The Queen," and those that usually fol- low, they next proceeded to prove themselves true Odd-fellows, by enthusiastically drinking the toasts pertaining to the Order. Excellent and appropriate addresses were delivered by several members present; numerous and popular songs were given in capital style, and the proceedings throughout were of a very agreeable character. EARLY CLOSING.—The drapers and outfitters of this town have agreed to close their establishments punctually at 7 o'clock, during the winter months, commencing on the fourth of November next. In these days of Penny Readings," and other cheap intellectual entertainments, now given at Pontymoile, and Pontypool, this arrangement is likely to prove a great boon to the assistants, on whose behalf the public are respectfully solicited to co-operate with the employers, in carrying out the good design, by making their purchases as early as possible. THE LITERARY ASSOCIATION.—The first of a series of lectures and entertainments, the like of which proved so attractive last season, was given in the Town Hall, in connection with this Society, on the evening of Wednesday week. From the address of the Chair- man, C. H. Williams, Esq., it appears that the Com- mittee have made, and are still making strenuous and renewed efforts, not only to render these entertain- ments as intellectually attractive as possible, but also to improve the general means of the Institution for imparting instruction, and affording innocent and re- creative amusement to the members, by adding new books, periodicals, and newspapers, to the library and reading room, and taking other steps in forwarding the objects mentioned. The lecture given on the above named evening, was entitled, Pickings from Pickwick," by the celebrated Geo. Crossmith, Esq., being illustrations from Dickens's earliest, and justly popular work, which were received with general applause and satisfaction, by an audience whose num- bers and respectability would appear to give assurance that the Committee are selecting the right men for the right places," and that their exertions are be- coming more properly appreciated by the public. The season ticket system, by which a holder, on the pay- ment of 5s. is admitted to the whole course of lectures, with a slight modification, has been again adopted, and bids fair to prove still more successful than it did last season. MEETING OF TURNPIKE TRUSTEES.-As the term of the local Act of Parliament, connected with the Pontypool District of Turnpike Roads, has been limi- ted to the 1st of November, 1863, by the Turnpike Continuance Act," of the past Session, a special meeting of the above named body, was hold at the Town Hall, on Wednesday week, at which it was re- solved that the Clerk of the Trust be instructed to prepare forthwith, an application to Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State, for a provisional order to reduce the rate of interest on the mortgage debts on the tolls and revenues, from the 21st of October, to four per cent. It was further resolved, that the Clerk be directed to apply to the Clerks of the Aber- carne, Newport, and Usk districts, to ascertain the expenses per mile on the roads respectively. The Mortgagees are, representatives of the late C. II. Leigh, Esq for 91100, and the Misses Jones, for jESOO, who have severally signified, in writing, their sanction of the first named application. At a previous meeting of the Trustees, it was also resolved that the Clerk be instructed to transmit to the Home Secretary, a state- ment expressing an opinion that, should the trade of the district improve, which the Trustees have every reason to expect, the tolls would also improve, and I that the items thus saved, with continued economy in the management of the roads, would enable the Trust from time to time to lay by and accumulate a fund, to be hereafter appropriated in the liquidation of the debt. THE MARKET.—There was a numerous attendanco at our market, on Saturday last, as the early trains brought more than an ordinary number of people from Crumlin, Blackwood, and places in that direc- tion, although the weather was unfavorable for visi- ting purposes. There were large quantities of vegetables and fruit exhibited, and the supplies of butter, eggs, fowls, butcher's meat, &c., were on an extensive scale, and, generally speaking, of excellent quality, with little variation e- (?"^jal*unns vu n>s., and turnips, 2s.6d. to 3s. per sack; carrots, 3s. 6d, parsnips, 4s., and onions, 5s. per cwt; apples, 8s. to 10s., and pears, 10s. to 12s. per sack; cucumbers, Is. per dozen; cabbages, 16 for Is. walnuts, 9d. per 100 geese, 9d. per pound fowls, 3s. to 3s.6d., and ducks, 4s.6d. to 5s. a couple butter, 14d. and 15d. per lb. eggs, 12 and 14 for Is. butcher's meat, from 6d. to 8d. per lb.; wheat, 8s. per bushel of 80 Iba. hay, from 92 to zC3 per ton. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, before CHARLES H. WILLIAMS, Esq., H. M. KENHAED, Esq., and Lieut.- Colonel BIRD. WHAT, ME ?"'—Matilda Phillips summoned Ann Morgan, Albion Road, Pontypool, who did not appear, for having assaulted her. From complainant's state- ment, it appeared that some angry words ensued between her and defendant, when the latter said she should not give her "cheek," and struck her. Oa the Chairman saying: We fine the defendant 20s. including costs, the complainaut exclaimed, with apparent surprise, What, me ?" UNNEIGHBOURLY NEIGHBOURS,—Catherine Herbert was charged by Mary Davies, with having used threats towards her. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. These parties reside near to each other, at Havodyrynys, and it appeared there had been a grievance existing be- tween the parties for some time, arising, perhaps, prin- cipally, from the circumstance of defendant's boy having had his arm cut off by a machine whilst playing with other children, about two years ago, in complainant's granary. The Chairman asked the parties if they could not arrange their grievance, when Mr. Greenway observed that the defendant had no other desire, and, in fact, had intended to come into .this court to call on complainant to find sureties to keep the peace towards her. The Chairman then remarked that the better plan would be for the parties to make mutual promises to act with kindness and forbearance towards each other for the future. Defendant's husband was here called up, and, together with his wife, promised not to annoy complainant again, and after some time, the latter promised to act similarly towards them, but she exhibited extreme re- luctance to pay 3s., being her half of the expenses, which the bench had ordered to be paid between the litigants. A KNOWING DAME.—Edmund Jenkins, Mamhilad, was summoned for the non-payment of 3s.6d., church rates. Defendant was represented by his wife, an elderly female, whose voice and manner indicated that she was accustomed to have much of her own way. Bile objected to pay because the money bad not been expended on the Church; it was ready when Mr. Morgan let her have a just account, and she would not pay him, but would pay the Court. On handing 3s.6d. to Sergeant Powell, she was told that she would also have to pay 2s. costs, when she snatched the money out of the officer's hand, with great force, severely squeezing one of his fingers. Defendant had not seen the rate book, and on Mr. Morgan opening it, and being about to shew it to her, the insurmountable difficulty presented itself, of her being no scholard." On renewing her former objection that the money had not been expended on the Church, the Chairman said that it would be thus expended when they bad obtained the neces- sary funds. Defendant: Funds! I've no money in the funds, (laughter); I'll pay the 3s. 6d. The Bench You must pay the costs likewise. Defendant: I shan't pay. Has Mr. Morgan a right to reduce his own rate ? # Mr. Mor- gan: I haven't reduced my own rate a farthing. In answer to the bench, Mr. Morgan said that the rate had been passed at a vestry meeting, at which defendant was present; and on applying afterwards to him for the amount of his rate, he said I must go to his wife; and I would rather go to Halifax than go to her. On being told again that she must pay the money, defendant said I shan't, I'll leave it until it gets a sovereign, and then left the Court. A warrant was issued for the apprehension of a person for stealing coal; and a vast number of publicans appeared to affirm before the bench, that they had entered all the malt they had brewed, according to the provisions of 25 Vic., c. 22, s. 4. Printed and publishedby the Proprietor William Henry Clark, at his Offices, Bridge Street, U sk, in the County of Monmouth, November 1, 1862.