iSff&'rrtage*. MA* Church, Sap. 4, Mr. Thomas Pippin, tailor, to -Hiss .Eiii»»oeta Morgan, both of Blaeuavoa. Beatjjs. „.A' — ^eraychaa, Sep. 2, George Davies, machine-man, aged Abersycnan, September 4, Jeremiah Ryan, labourer, a<*ed • T r-j. ° a\r' snant' Pontypool, Sep. 4, Mr, John Evans, blacksmith, t-irTOU. b"i yGHT8. At Usk. September 1, Oliver Mason, aged 27 years Bulged ^1y^r^rm' Cwmcarvan, August 27' Mr. Henry -Do; 70 A ^;fL^Tm4,Tr^,r^V^^7ihaTreI Torymynydd, (found dead in hid beu), Aug. 31, Mr. Edwin Morgan, farmer, aged 35 vears. °S0'>r'^T"1 u-rC °- an aceideut with a tn.aching machine, Mr. Uriah .Harris, farmer, aged 33 years. "a'loweU, September 7, after an illness of only two tors, 1 ° for many years iu the service of S. Churchill, EJq" asred 67 years, A t*e residence of his fother, Glen Court, Llanllowoll, near l 8, Uianiille l.errers, second son of Alexander Wad- ° ° \t\d thf"' £ Itor' psk' 34 years. The deceased gen- r 5.! ot -^aputy-Recorder .of the Boroueh of Ji" s very generally and. moat deservedly respected.
2ISTSICT INTELLIGENCE. CheDstow Elower Show. The Chepstow and County of Monmouth Horticultural Society experienced a revival of its f"rmer greatness at the second and last exhibition for the present season, which was held within the tune-honored vvallsof Chepstow Ca^tie on Wednesday lasr. It is quite refreshing a' ter toe many d.scuuraguig reports we have been called upon to give, from time to time, during the past two or three years, respecting this well-deserving society, to have once again to record that success has rewarded the untiring eborts of the cotau.iilee of management; and now that the tide of fortune has at length turned, we sincerely hope that our rJut) ot chronicling similar or even greatfr suc- cesses than the present-, will be still more persistent in tne future, than the reverse has been in the past. If the committee—with, their efficient and well-tried clerk, Mr. Thomas Gr;ffit.ilS. and the newly-appointed honorary secre. tary, Mr. E. P. King-, at their head-had not been of the must dauntless spirits, the society must have sllccumbed Ion2 since under the reverses they have met with; but nil desperajidum has been their motto, and may they long be sustained in their endeavors must be the wish ot all who desIre-and who does not ?-to witness the advancement of tue science of horticulture in the district. Not only were the entries at this show far more nume- rous than usual, as the lengthened prize list we append will sufficiently indicate, but the quality of the various Jots brought into competiton equalled it'not surpassed, in several ot the departments, what was to be seen here in the palmiest days of the society, whilst the attendance of visi- tors was greatly in excess of that on any recent occasion. Space will not permit of our giving anything apprcaehino- a complete detailed account of the numerous noteworthy objects in the exhibition, and we must therefore be content with referring our renders to the awards of the judges, who were: Messrs, Sealey, junior, John Bushiil, and Thomas Hobbs, all of Bristol. The band of the Gloucester Volun- teer Artillery and Engineers discoursed a choice progamtne of music, which much'enkanced the pleasure of the visitors, whose convenience and enjoyment were, as usual, assi- duously attended to in every respect. AWARDS OF PRIZES. AMATEURS. Plants and Flowers.—Orchidaceous plants (4)—Thomas Brown, Esq., Hardwick House, Chepstow. Stove plants (4*) ait to. Exotics, variegated and ornamental, (12)-18t ditto; 2nd ditto. Exotic fernr, in growing state, 6 varieties-1st, ditto; 2nd, ditto; 3rd. Capt. Read, Scar. let geraniums, 6-lst, J. P. Carruthers, Esq., The Grondra, near Chepstow; 2nd, James Evans, Esq., Chepstow. Roses, 12 varieties, single blooms—1st. J. P. Carruthers, Esq.; 2nd, Capt. Read, Maindee Park, Newport; 3rd, Air. Henry James, gardener to Colonel Berkeley. Ditto, 0, ditto—1st, Mr. Thomas Price: 2nd, John Franks, Esq. Mount Balan, Chepstow; 3rd. Mr. C. Price. Fushias, 6 -—.fames Evans, Esq. Dahlias, 12 blooms, different va- rieties 1st, Mr. T. Hobbs, Lower Easton, Bristol; 2nd, Mr. Charles Price, Meads House, Chepstow. Ditto, 6* ditto—1st, Mr. Charles Price; 2nd, Mr. Thomas Hobbs. German Asters, 24 blooms, 12 varieties-1st, Colonel N vel, Clanna Falls, Alvington 2nd, ditto. 3rd, ditto. Ditto 12 blooms, 9 varieties—1st, Charles Nicholson, E?q„ Llan- gibby; 2nd, Colonel Noel. French Asters, 12 blooms, 12 varieties Mr. Henry James; 2nd, Thomas Evans, Esq., Chepstow; 3rd, Colonel Noel. Ditto, 9 blooms, 9 varieties -lsr, Colonel Noel; 2nd, Mrs. Curre, Itton Court, Chep- stow. Verbenas, cut flowers, 12 varieties, 4 stems-1st, The Dowager Countess Dunraven, Clearwell Court; 2nd, Captain Read; 3rd, Mrs. King, Portskewitt. Ditto, 18 varieties, 4 stems—Dowager Countess Dunraven.—Bal- sams, 6, in pots—Captain Read. Ornamental Basket ot Cut fluwers-John Franks, Esq. Extra Prizes: Phlox --Dowager Countess Dunraven; Zonule Geraniums—Mr T. Brooke, Chepstow; Orchids-Thomaa Brown, Esq Dr- vices-Mr. Richard Hawkesford, and Mr. John B.'z-int, Chepstow; Stove plant-Henry Clay, Esq; Ditto (Fleas Elastica) Mr. Slater, Chepscow; Frencu Asters—J. P. Carruthers, Esq, and Colonel Noel. Fruits.—Pines—Lord Tredegar; !nd, ditto. Grapes, black, 2 bunches—1st, Lord Tredegar; 2nd, Col. Noel; 3rd, John Franks, Esq. Ditto, white, ditto—1st, Captain Read; 2nd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Ditto, outdoor, ditto ■ 1st, Colonel Noel,; 2nd, Mr. Sidney Roberts, Chepstow. :Melons-1st, Rev. W. H. Bathurst, Lydney Park; 2nd, Mr. Thomas Hobbs; 3rd, Mrs- Curre. Peaches, plate of 6 —lhos. Evans, Esq.; 2nd, ditto; 3rd, Mir. Thomas Ste- phens, Chepstow. Nectarines, plate of () -J obn Franks Esq 2nd, Rev. R- Vaughan H ughes, Wyelands; 3rd,' Lord Tredegar. Ditto, white, ditto—Lord Tredegar! Figs, a dozen—1st, Dowager Countess Dunraven; 2nd, ditto. |Plums, a duxen-Colonel Noel; 2nd, Dowager Countess Dunraven; 3rd, Mr. G. S. Mereweather, Chep- stow. Pears, dessert, plate of 8—1st, Charles Nicholson, Esq.; 2nd, Mr. Thomas Sargeant, Chepstow; 3rd, Mr. Henry James. Ditto, winter, ditto—1st, J. Franks, Esq.; 2nd, Captain Read. Cherries, lib.—1st, Captain Read; 2nd, J. P. Carruthers, Esq. Mulberries, a dish—Mr. Geo. Waters, Chepstow. Apples, dessert, plate of S—1st, Mr. Thomas Pei kins, Chepstow; 2nd, Captain Head; 3rd, J. Franks, Esq.; 4th, Captain Read. Ditto, culinary— 1st, 1 nomas Brown, Esq.; 2nd, Mr. Thomas Griffiths, Chepstow; 3rd, John Franks, Esq; 4th, Rev. R. Vaughan Hughes. Filberts,llb.-1st, Dowager Countess Dunra- ven; 2nd, ditto; 3rd, Henry Clay, Esq Piercefiold Park. JNufn, lib.—Rev. W. H. Bathurst; 2nd, Colonel Noel. Vegetables.—Potatoes,, Mr. Charles Price, Meads House, TideDhuffi; 2nd, Thoipas Evans, Esq, Tutshill Lodge, ChepftuW, 3rd, ditto. Brocoli, 2 heads- 1st, Captain Read, Maindee Park; 2nd, Thomas Brown, Esq., Hardwick House. Celery, 4 sticks—1st, Henry Clay. E,q.: 2nd, Lord Tredegar; 3rd, Captain Read; 4th Mr. Henry James. Carrots, 12—1st, James Evans, Esq.; 2nd Mr. Charles Price; 3rd John Franks, Esq.; 4[b Thomas Evans,Esq. Onions, a tress—1st Thomas Brown, 11 q-; 2nd Colonel Noel: 3rd Thomas Brown, Esq.; 4th Mrs. King. Parsnips, 12—1st Mrs. King; 2ud ditto; 3ru Jaoies Evans Esq.; 4th J. P. Carruthers Esq. Basket of VejretablPs, 8 sorts-1st Captain Read; 2nd Thomas King Esq, Chepstow 3;'d M rs. King Tomatoes, 12—1st Colonel Noel; i'nd Itenrj Clay E-q, Red href, 0 —1st Thomas Brown E>q, 2nd Juait's Evans Esq. Extra prize: Tomatoes—Captmu Read. K tlliSKRYMEX. FloverSRoses, 18 clusters—Messr?. Garaway & Co, Bristol. L>ahl)s, 18 blooms, different varieties—1st Messrs Sealey &Son, Bristol; 2nd Messrs. (Jaraway &Co. Gernian Aster3, 24 ot 12 varieties—,vlr John Pillinger, Chepstow. Hollyhocks, 24 of 12 varieties—Messrs. Gara- way & Co. Verbenas, 24 varieties, 5 stems in a bunch Mr John Pillinger. Ditto, 18 varieties, ditto-Ist Mr J. Pillinger; 2nd ditto. Fruits:—Black Grapes, 2 bunches—1st Mr Pillinger; 2nd ditto. Melons—1st ari,d 2nd Mr Piliingcr. ° COTTAGERS. Potatoes, half-a-peck—let Robert Parkman, Mathern 2nd Thomas Barber; 3rd ditto; 4th William Brown. Parsnips. 6-ht George Shepherd; 2nd John Price; 3rd ~Vi iiiiarn Brown. Carrots, 12—1st Thomas Barber; 2nd Johu Miles; 3rd John Price. Turnips, 6—1st George Shepherd; 2nd and 3rd Robert Parkman. Kidney beans -1st Robert Parkman; 2nd and 3rd Thomas Barber. Onions, a tress—1st George Shepherd; 2nd John Miles; 3rd William Brown; 4th John Price. Savoy Cabbages, 2 heads—1st and 2nd Robert Parkman; 3rd W. Edwards. Apples, 6—1st Thomas Edwards; 2nd John Miles; 3rd Elijah Sayce. Pears. C-ht J uhn Anthony; 2nd, Elijah Sayce; 3rd Robert Parkman. Basket of cut flowers—1st George Price; 2nd Robert Parkman; 3rd William Ed- wards. Basket of vegetables, 6 sorts—1st George Shep- herd 2nd Robert Parkman; 3rd William Edward?; 4th Bobert Purkmac. Robert Purkmac. Special Prizes for Cottagers: -Ornamental basklt ot fruit and vegetables, dEl Is., given by Col. Somerset, M.P. -Robert Parkman. Basket of fruit, 5s., given by Miss Bedford Rooert Parkman. Basket of vegetables, 6 sorts (tor cottagers in the parish of Portskewitt only)—1st Geo. Shepherd; 2nd William Taylor. Ditto (for cottagers in 'r the parishes of Chepstow, Matherne, and St. Arvana only) -1st and 3rd Robert Parkman; 2nd William Edward's. Ditto (for cottagers in the parish of Tidenham only)-lst William Brown; 2nd George Price; 3rd Thomas Barber: extra—Thomas Morgan. SPECfAL PRIZES. Collection of 12 stove and greenhouse plants (open to al England)-given by the inhabitants of Chepstow—1st pnzj £ 3 3s. Mrs. Curre; 2nd 92 2s. Henry Clay Esq; 3rd Is 1 nomas Brown Esq. 24 bunches of Roses of dif- ferent names (open to all England)— £ 2 2s—Messrs Gara- vvay & Co. Stand of24 Dahlias (open to all England)- £ 2 2a Messrs Sealey & Son. Best 36 Dahlias—given by 1 nomas Brown Esq—1st £ 3 Messrs Sealey; 2nd £ 1 Mr. 1 nomas Hobba. Best 8 Fushias (amateurs only)— £ 1 Is, given by Mr J P James-Henry Clay Esq. Best 6 Cocks- combs in pots (amateurs only)—Mr John Bezant, Chep- stow. ivcopodiams, 6 varieties, in pots (amateurs only)- 103 Gd., ¡;íven by Mr ilillinger-Mrs Curre. Muscat, of Aiex.anurm Grapes (open)-jBl Is, given by Henry Clay Esq-Henry Clay, Esq. Peaches and Nectarines. 12 of each, amateurs only— £ l, given by X. Brown, Esq.—Capt. Kaad. 6 10s., given by Mr. T. Perkins-Mrs. v" I* frlSr,f °f^ dlfferent open- £ 2 2s., given by Mrs. TntS rin ltto' ama(*ure— £ 1 la., given by Fred, m t q;>rf'ord. lredegar. Ornamental basket of plants, amateurs—il is., glyen by Miss Lewis—Mrs. Kin" French Alters,12, amateurs—10s., Capt. Read. Dahlias, 12, amateurs £ 1 Is, given by J. J< ranks, Esq.—Mr. T. Hobbs. Scarlet (joraniums, basket ot, amateurs—10s„ given by Mr. T. Griffiths rrf;, tFr-U^rs, Iisq. Fioral device, open— £ 1, Mr. Thomas Hobbs. British Ferns in pots, 12, amateurs-lOs! Cu"r0 Hunches of annuals, 12, amateurs—10s„ Dowager Countess Curre-Mrs. Curre.
USK. PETTY SESSIONS, SKPTBUBSEI, before G. R, GREEN- HOW-RELPIT, S. CIJUKOHTLL, and ILTYD NICHOLI Esquires. IDBJTPIKE OFFENCE —George OFFENCE Price, machinist, Usk, was charged with working a steam eugine for driving a thrashing machine, within twent\-five yards of the high- way, contrary to the provisions of she statute, in the hamlet of Gwehelog, on the 25th of August. Defendant said the barn at which be was thrashing was situated so close to the road that he was obliged to place the engine within the prescribed distance, but he admitted that he was in fault in not screening the engine from view of the road. He was convicted in the penalty of 16s-, including costs. POORS' RATES. poors* rate for the parish of Bettws JNewydd, at 2d. in the £ was allowed. Licenses.—This being the annual licensing meet in o-, the keepers of the various irius and beer-houses within the division, applied to have their licenses renewed. The ap. plications were granted without exception, the police hav- mg reported that the whole of such houses had been well- conducted during the past year. There were no applica- tions tor new licenses.
LLAK VIHANG EL-NIGH- USK. FlRS. lK'& l t u Vv,'r>' belonging to Mr. William Morgan, of tin, Lower House iarrn, Llanover, and standing near the enurch in this parish, was discovered to be on fire; but by t .e prompt assistance ot the farm servants of Mr. George ntehard ot the White House, and other persons who happened to be near at, the time, aided by a good supply of water, too flames were speedily extinguished, which proved exceedingly fortunate, as a wheat rick stood in close proxi- muy. J.he damage which, owing to the prompt measures Th» I—1 f,1 « eXtent' is covt'red fcy insurance. oripu ut tlle fire was traced to some children amusing themselves near the rick, with lucifer matches, durine the absence of their mother gleaning. The practice of leaving young children at home unprotected, which is very com- mon in country districts, is to be strongly reprehended, and it hoboves parents, when necessity compels them to adopt such a course, at least, to see that they are secured HS far as possible from harm, and more especially that they are not allowed access to such dangerous things in the hands of children as Jueifer matches. The many in- stances that occur of serious results, arising from nefrti- gence in this respect, surely ought to put parents on their guard.
j LLAlTARTlI. CRICKET. Saturday last a match was played here between the Usk and Llanarth Ciubs. The came was conducted in a most friendly spirit, which, combined with tfi" beautiful location of the ground, in the park uf Llanarth Court, rendered the game a really enjoyable one, both to the players and the spectators. The scoring on either side was small, which is to be attributed in a great measure to the very lively state of the ground between wickets and the length of the grass outside; these, however, are obstacles that may be easily remedied, and with a little pains, this might be made one of the finest cricket grounds in this part of the country. Judging from the play on Saturday, we should say that, the Llanarth players do not attend sulhctently to their practice, but with a little more energy in this respect, and with the advantage they pos- sess in having such excellent ground at their disposal, we predict tor the Llanarth Club no mean position amongst the cricket clubs of the county. At the conclusion of the game, tue players, together with some of the neighbour- iria farmers and other friends, adjourned to the Gardener's Arms Inn, where they sat down to a good substantial din- ner set before them by Mrs. Heslope. Upon the removal ot the cloth, several complimentary toasts were given and amongst them that of the health ot John Arthur Herbert, E^cj., coupled with thanks to that gentleman for his kind- ness in placing 1.is park at, the disposal of the cricketers. The Usk side came off victorious by 54 runs, as will be i seen by the score, which we subjoin USK. I W. H. Clark, run out » b. Dennis Neil 4 Wade, l.b.w.. b. D. Neil 0 b. D. Neil 0 II. lhomas, c.Wysome, b Neil 4 c. Edwards, b.Wvesome 11 John Roberta, b. Watkins 2 b. Dennis Neil 3 Reece, st. w 5 c. Tedman, b. Wyesome.. 1 Cuthbertsou, c, Wyesorae 11 l.b.w., b. Wyesome. 5 Jas. V\ ilhains, run out 4 c. Wyesome, b. Watldns.. 0 i'l-anfc Jennings, c. Edwards, b. Watkins 0 b. Watkins 5 G. Stephens, c.Tedman, b Neil 6 c. Watkins, b. Wyesome". 5 bubstitute, not o!it 6 Leverctt, b. "W<itkius 7 run out Q Byes, 2; Leg Byes, 1; Wides, Byes, 2; Wides,3 No 2; No Balls, 1 6 Balla, 1 6 56 44 I.TANAETH. W. Hunt, b. dark. 0 c. Roberts, b. Jennings 0 J. iedman, run out o b. Clark o T. Edwards, c. Clark, b Frank Jennings 6 run out 0 ^yesoine, run out 4 c. Roberts, b\ Clark 14 1. n atkms, b. Clark o run out a J. Walters, b. Clark o not out .]] 3 -i-'0.rsan, not out 3 breaking rules 2 tj. lhitciiard, c. substitute, b. Jenninsjs 0 b. Jennings 0 Demos Neil, c. and b. Clark.. 0 b. Jennings 2 b-.p'ark 0 c. Stephens, b. Jennings.. 1 J. Mailed, c. Roberts, b. Jen- 0 1 nings 1 c. Thomas, b. Clark 0 Wides. 3 "Wides 7 TT 17 29 U,nj ir.;s—Messrs. Cheri'y and J. Goodwin, juu.
MAMHILAD. TEA PAHTT. very numerous party of this descrip- tion. assembled at the house of Mrs. Rachel Surnmerfield, I on the evening of Monday last. As there was an abun- dant supply of tea, plum cake, &c., of the first quality, everybody seemed to enjoy themselves to their heart's con- tent. At the termination of the social repast, Mr. Jones, the celebrated harpist from Pontypool, struck up a lively measure on his favourite instrument, and dancing at once commenced, and was continued until an early Luurinthe morning. A PUBLIC NUISAIFCE. —The inhabitants of Mamhilad, Giascoed, Liannhangel Pontymoiio, and the surrounding district, complain, and we think with great justice, that a person Jiving- at the Little Mill, should bo allowed to con- vey dead horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, &c., to his premises, no matter from what disease they may have died,, for the purpose of boiling them up for cats-meat for the London and other markets. As the atmosphere must necessarily become impregnated with poisonous, infectious, and dele- terious vapours from the processes connected with this business, it follows that it must be calculated to spread any contagious disease with which the slaughtered ani- mals may bo infected. Apart, however, from all this, as ue tuing appears on the face of it to be an intolerable nuisance, why don't the authorities look to its removal.
CLYTHA. A CAimcm. informers will be likely to reap a rich harvest by following some would-be sportsmen, who mistake pheasants for the legitimate game now in season. We have heard of five being bagged by one party recently, a proceeding which made their ttttadaatinYehettea any- tbing but Merry. J
PONTYPOOE. THE QUARTERLY MEETINGS of the Societies for I Promoting Christian Knowledge, the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign parts, and the Monmouthshire- Edu- cational Board, were held on the morning Thursday last at the Town Hall, and were attendeddjy-anumerous I body of the Clergy of the Diocese. The business transac- ted was entirely of a routinal character, and it was stated as a matter of regret that some of the societies were in a languishing state. HOUSEHOLD EXTENSION. —It is confidently asserted that owing to the want of dwelling-house accommodation for the employees on the Great Western Railway at Pontypool-road station, that the company purpaaes erecting a number of good substantiat dwellings in the vicinity of the station mentioned at an early period. "THE OLD FAMILIAR FACES" keep dropping off I one by one, aruund us, reminding the survilvors that though length of days may be vouchsafed to them yet they must "surely die." Our obituary o? this week contains the announcement of the death of Mr. John Evans, smith, at the advanced age of 84 years. Deceased I who was one of the very oldest inhabitants of the town, was much respected through life as an upright, honest, and industrious man, which made him a good neighbour, and steadfast friend. CAKT ACCIDESIT. —On the evening of Friday last a pony to which was attached a cart laden with coal, be- longing to Mr. Agg, grocer, &IJ., of this town, came scampering down George-street, by which several children were knocked down and some of them very seriously in- jured. It is said that the driver, a lad, had been racing the pony with another animal, of which a similar careless carter to himself had charge', and when it arrived at the bridge at the top of George-street,, it took fright, at a passing train on the line underneath, and set off at full speed, to the alarm of the inhabitants. UPPEA TROSNANT CHAPEL. —Three sermons were preached at this chapel for the benefit of the Sunday School by the Rev. William Roberts, of Blaina, on Sunday last. The sermon in the momincr was in the Welsh, and the others in the English language. The congregations were very numerous, particularly in the afternoon and evening, which may be traced in a great measure to the popularity of the preacher. Appropriate pieces \ero sung and recited by the children and it is satisfactory to add that the amount of the collections was considerably in advance of that of last year. CHAPEL ANNIVEESAEY. —On Sunday last the anni- versary sermons connected with the United Free Metho- dist denomination were preached in its place of worship, situate on Crumlin-road, by the Rev. Emanuel Pearson late of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The congregations which were large, appeared to be much engrossed with the dis. courses of the preacher, which were of an eloquent and practical character. On the evening of the following day the annual tea meeting was held, and a very numerous party sat down to partake of the good things set before them. In opening the more intellectual part of the pro- ceedings the Rev. J. G. Hartley wag called to the chair, and having made a neat and appropriate speech, the Rev. J. Armstrong, Messrs. T. B. Smith, Lloyd, Hussey, and other friends, also addressed the meeting, which profed to be one of a successful character. TOWN HALL, SATUIWAT, before JOHN THOMPSON, ESQ. A ROADSIDE THEFT. —John Williams was charged with having stolen a coat, the property of Edward Clarke, far- mer, H-ititarnanj. Prosecutor said that he placed the coat produced, on a table in what is called the Haj| >• t)r house between seven and eight o'clock on the niorninV<,V ,the 27th of February last,, and it was shortly afterwards missed, the servant having been called suddenly away in the meantime, and had lelt the front door open wirness didn't see prisoner near the premises. P.S. Edghill, of Abergavenny, said, on the 28th of February the prisoner was iu custody on another charge 01 felony, and on his searching his father's house, where he had lodged on the previous night, witness found a bundle in the coal hole, which prisoner owned was his property, and which con- tained the coat produced. In answer to the charge pri- soner said that as he was going from Newport to Aberga- venny he picked the coat up, and on his passing two tramps they nodded their heads to each other by which he judged they had stolen the coat. He had bean previously con- victed, he said, but it was on a false charge. On the conclusion of this very lame story, prisoner was committed to take his trial at the forthcoming quarter sessions, to be held at Usk; TUE BEGGAH NUISANCE.—A woman who gave the name uf Ann Thomas was charued w ith having committed an act of vagrancy by begging in Pontypool, <m Satu^Uy last. It appears to have been a practice for some time for one-armed, mal-formed, and other kind of beggars to "plant" themselves immediately on the entrance to the town for the purpose of begging alms, particularly on Market-days. The nuisance having at length become intolerable, the attention uf tbe police was directed towards it by the Local Government Board, and after several of the offenders had been cautioned, some who had disre- garded the caution were apprehended. The defendant in this case bad taken up a position in the part of the town alluded to, with a piece of pasteboard, on which was prin- ted in a rough manner, Pity a poor woman in distress." From the answers given by the defendant to the bench, she appeared to be obtaining a livelihood by begging from town to town, and on her promising to make the Dest way to her parish she was discharged. A .DituTAL JLLUSBAND.—A JWTYKXS Jsiiclictel was charged with having maliciously wounded his wife, Sarah Michael. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. Defendant, who resides in the neighbourhood of Llanhilleth, had been re- manded to prison from time to time, amounting to a period of twenty-nine days in all, and more recently^when the complainant had been pronounced out of danger, he had been further remanded 011 bail. To-day.the wife appeared, and, in ret rpnee to the charge, said defendant came home at ten o'clock on the night when thc offence was said to have been committed, and having asked for his supper she told him it had been waiting fui- him two hours. On his com- mencing to eat it he found fault because the bacon which bad been prepared for him had been tried instead of boiled and ultimately he jumped up. put one arm behind her head, and struck her with his other hand until the blood "flew out of her; she became quite insensible, and cried "murder" twice before anyone came to her assistance. By Mr. Greenway: My husband and I have lived together tor twenty-six years; I should not like to live with him again; there was a round table in the room which was upset. I don't think it was by the table falling on me or my falling on the table that I received the wounds. Elizabeth Parfit deposed that she went to the house on the night in question, and found complainant on her knees but it was not light enough for her to see whether dpi fendant was in the room or not; She didn't see him there- Thought he was in the house because she saw him go in', and didn't see him go out again. She picked the old woman (eornplainant) up, and went to fetch her daughter. E. Thomas Hale, Surgeon, Abertillery, said that he was called to see complainant on the 16th of August, which would be a week after the assault bad been committed; he found her suffering from a lacerated wound on the head and a contused wound on the leg; it was scarcely possible for the wound on the head to have been inflicted by a fist. By Mr. Greenway; a round table falling on her might have done it. Re-examined I have not attended com- plainant regularly; I have been called in to see jher to give certificates as to the state of her health, touch ng her removal. Mr. Greenway suggested thatasthe parties had lived together for twenty-six years, it was desirable that they should continue to do so, and argued that the wounds of which the woman complained might have been caused by the upsetting of the table. Defendant was ultimately again remanded, on bail, until this day week. ALL ABOUT WAXES CHESSES. —Joseph CHESSES. Berry appeared to answer a chargo of having committed a trespass on the property of the Ebbw Vale Iron Company, at Abersychan. Mr. Evans appeared for complainants. Elizabeth Evans, who said she resided at Cwmnantddu and looked after a bed of water-cre-ses belonging to the complainants, stated that having found defendant on the bed, on Saturday, she ordered him off, telling him he had be tter go and take what he had got with him, whereupon he struck bf-r in the stomach, and she fell down he had been there previously. Thomas Howells smd: On Saturday last, he saw the parties at the water-cresses and heard Meredith tell Berry to go away, and he further saw the latter push the former down, but he didn't see a stick in the hands of Meredith. Defendant alleged that Meredith struck him with a stick, but the evidence lie called did not bear out the statement. He was convicted in the penalty of 20s, including costs. DISORDERLIES. —MordecaiEvans, DISORDERLIES. Garndiffaith, charged on the information of P. C. Halten with having been drunk, 011 the night of Saturday, th; 19th. iust,, was fined 5s. Jeremiah Hayes, charged on the information of the same officer with a lite offent-e, committed on Mon- day the 22nd, uit., was convicted in the penalty of 10s. including costs. ASSAULTING A BOY.William. Bishop was charged with having assaulted Edward Farr, junior, at Ponty- pool, on Monday last. It seemed that complainant had called defendant a liar, and had otherwise conducted him- self impudently towards him. The Bench told defendant that if he bad done as stated, he was not justified in striking him. Complainant's father said if defendant had ) complained to him he would have corrected his son. Defendant, was ordered to pay 8s. costs. MISCHIEVOUS LADS. —Two lads named Joseph Thomas and John Harris, were charged by the Pontnewynydd Iron Company, on the information of Richard Fisher, with having committed a trespass on the works, by collecting a quantity of lead which, it was supposed, they would have carried away. Fisher said the complainants had no desire to press the charge against defendants; but merely wished to teach them and other mischievous lads that they mu-t keep away from the works in question. The elder lad was very fortunate that he didn't get seven days imprisonment for his impertinence towards the bench.— Cautioned and fioed 8s. each. LOOKING FOR WOKK. —Samuel WOKK. Williams appeared at the instance of William Lewis, the latter of whom seemed rather daft," for having assaulted him last Thursday week. It would seem that complainant was looking for work at Abersychan, and having applied to defendant, he told him to come next morning and he should have work. Ongoing next morning, however, and there being no work for him, he said to defendant, "you're a nice man to make such a fool of me," whereupon the latter struck him three times.—Mr. Thompson; He does not appear to have hurt you much. It turned out that it was not defendant who promised complainant work, but another person in his company of the name of Gully, who seems to take delight in "gulling" the more unso- phisticated of his fellow working men.—The case was dismissed, the comolainant having to pay 7s. expenses. NEIGHBOURS QUAREELS. —Johannak QUAREELS. Macarthy was summoned by Ann Pearce to show cause why she should not enter into sureties of the peace. As defendant did not appear, P.C. Keily proved the service of the summons. Complainant said that as defendant was corning from the Court last Saturday, where she had been concerned in qn assault case, she passed through the "bailey" where she (complainant) lived, and said she would "draw her wind-pipe out as easily as she wouldtdraw the wind-pipe out of a chicken."—The case was adjourned for a week. THE OLD OFFENCE. —Margaret OFFENCE. Quin, was charged with having stolen 401bs. weight of coal, the property of the Ebbw Vale Iron Company, at Pontymoile. Constable Humphries deposed that at about 7 o'clock on the evening of Tuesday last, he saw defendant, go to the Cinder," or Bull Dog Kiln, at the Lower Mill, and take up a quan- tity of coal, put it in a handkerchief, and walk off with it. Upon being questioned abo said she had got it from Mrs. Jones, and on her being taken to Mrs. Jones' the latter said she gave defendant the coal, but she wouldn't swear it. Sarah Jones, on being called, stated that she gave defendant two pieces of coal, on the evening in question, which the latter carried away in a bundle-handkerchief.— Mary Ann Jones, daughter of last witness, gave corrobo- rative evidence.—As there appeared to be a doubt in the case defendant had the benefit of it, and was discharged. WORKMEN'S QUAE R E L — Th top hi las QUAE R E L Jones appeared at the instance of Jerry Macarthy for having assaulted him. The parties it seemed were employed at the Abersychan Iron Works, and having had some angry words respecting their work, complainant drew his arm back in such a manner as induced defendant to think he was going to strike him, whereupon he at once struck complainant,-The bench deemed the charge of a trivial character, and ordered defendant to pay 11s. 6d. costs. MONDAY. —Before the same Magistrate. DISORDERLY. —George Ashcroft, charged on the infor- mation of P.C. Price with having been drunk and fighting in the market, on Saturday night, was convicted in the penalty ol 5s. including costs.
ABEEGAVEENY. I TH'E WEATHER DURING AUGUST. —The weather was very unsetueil, uin<>s, unusuallv stormy, during this month, especially irom thelOth to the 13th," when There were some heavy thunderstorms, accompanied by intensely vivid lightning, and followed by much rain. The total rainfall lor the month amounted to no less than 3.79 inches. The temperature was rather low for the season, and many days were quite chilly highest reading in the shade, 73°; minimum marked by self-registering thermometer, 324°, giring a monthly range of 30|-°; greatest range in twenty- tour hours, 29°; maximum in sun, 117°. The barometer fluctuated very much during August, its readings b-'inn- generally low. It reached its highest point (30.396 in.) on the 26th; lowest reading, 29.600 in.; monthly range, .796 in.; greatest range in twenty-four hours, .440 in. The direction of the wind was. as follows;—W. on 4 days- N.W., 7; N., 2; N.E., 1; E.,1; S.E.,3; S.W., 4; S., 5; uncertain, 4.—GOBANNIENSIS. AJUBIJ.EE —On Thursday sennight a series of servieeg were held to celebrate the jubilee of the erection of the the Baptist chapel, Lion-street. Under the superintendence of Mr. Hailstone, the chapel was tastefully decorated with festoons of evergreens, interspersed with some dahlias, while the front gallery supported the appropriate motto —" Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." In the murning a sermon was preached by the Rev. N. Hayeroft, of Bristol, and in the afternoon about 500 persons sat down to tea. In the evening Mr. Haycroft delivered to a large audience a lecture on What is a gentleman." Mr. Daniel presided and introduced the lecturer, who much amused his audience PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Rev. J. FARQUHAR and J. A. HERBERT, Esq. LARCENY BY A RAILWAY SERVANT. Morgan, porter at Penpergwm railway station, was charged with stealing a pen-holder, an India-rubber bag, and ten pos- tage stamps the property of the Right Rev. Bishop Brown, of Hereford. Prisoner was further charged with sheafing a shirt, the property of William Parry Crawley. It seems that, while staying at Llansaintfraed, the prosecutor in tho first case left his luggage in the care of the prisoner, and upon its being returned to him (prosecutor) he missed the articles above mentioned he gave information to the police and P C Hopkins found the articles upon the prisoner. With regard to the latter case, it appeared that Mr. Crawley had also left his luggage at Penpergwrn station, and upon his sending for it he missed a shirt, wliieli was afterwards found concealed at the station. Prisoner pleaded guilty to both charges, and was sentenced to six months' hard labour. j IHEEATS. —Sarah IHEEATS. Dibbles was summoned by Sarah Kin. sey, to sliew cause why she should not enter into sureties to keep the peace. Mr. L.'Baker for defendant. Complai- nant said that on the 29ih ult., while sitting in her house defendant came up and, clapping her hands, exclaimed I will have your liver out if you do not leave my daughter alone," she was afraid defendant would do her some bodily harm defendant called her a disreputable woman. Mr. Baker said that defendant lived three miles from complai- nant and that she (defendant) had gone over to Llanfoist on the day in question, when finding an altercation oc- curring between her daughter and complainant, she said she vtished complainant would live on better terms with her [(defendant's) daughter, and that was all.-In answer to the bench, defendant (who was ordered to pay the ex- penses), promised not to molest complainant for the future, and the case was thus disposed of. DRUNKENNESS. —Thomas Bendall, labourer, Llanfoist, was charged, on the information of P.C. 49, with being drunk, and was ordered to pay the expenses. CAUTION TO PUBLICA.Ns Williams, Anglers' Arms, was charged with permitting drunkenness in her house.—P.S. Edghill gave evidence in support of the charge, and the defendant, who has been previously con- victed, was fined 20s. and costs. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS. —Joseph RIOTOUS. Prosser and Thomas Bingham, of Llanwenarth Ultra, were charged with this offence.—Mr. J. H. Farquhar appeared for the defendants. P.C. 49 said that on Sunday he saw the two defendants drunk, and creating a disturbance, and witness added that Biugharn was drunk everj Sunday.- Mr. Farquhar brought two witnesses to show that the defendants were not drunk, and with regard to riotous conduct he argued that Bingham had been assaulted.—Upon the application of Superintendent Freeman, the case was adjourned for further evidence. A TRUMPERY CASE. —Jane CASE. Grieves, (13) was charged with assaulting a little girl named Malcolm.—Complainant deposed: On Wednesday last defendant placed a brush between my legs, and threw me down it was dona pur- posely,-Corroborative evidence was given, but defendant said that complainant had stumbled over her brush ac. cidentally. A witness having spoken to seeing complainant fall over the brush, the bench ordered defendant to pay the expenses, remarking that there was evidently an ill- feeling existing between the parents of the obildren, or such a paltry case would not have been brought before them. STEALING A SHIRT. —John SHIRT. Berryman, labourer. was charged with stealing a shirt, the property of Thomas Roberts, Dmgestow. Margaret Liewellin deposed I am- servant- with the prosecutor to whom the shirt produced belongs on the 29th ult., about 2 o'clock, I missed the sllirt, which I had placed out to dry; I had previously seen the prisoner pass by my master's house.—A witness spoke to having seen the prisoner in the neighbourhood on the day in question, and Sergeant Edghill deposed to having apprehended the prisoner in Abergavenny with the shirt on his back; he told witness that he had bought the shirt in Petticoat Lane, London, from whence he had come on the previous day.—Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 2 months hard labour, the bench re- marking that he did not bear the best of characters. DRUNKENNESS. — Margaret Hodges, an incorrigable offender, was charged with being drunk.—She was bound over to keep the peace for 2 months.
ABERSYCHAN. A DISAPPOINTMENT. —On Monday last the long talked- of race, between Bowler, a noted local pedestrian, and Dash, of Bristol, was to have t-iken place on ground be- tween here and Porttnewynydd. A large multitude of people, estimated at from 5000 to 7000, assembled many of whom came from Bristol, Cardiff, and Newport. About half-past three the rivals came to the scratch, on the ground appointed, but the police interfered, and would not allow them to run. Another place was quickly found, but here Dash refused to rhn, and after some discussion, he quickly "dashed" away to Pontypool, followed by Bowler, who announced his determination to claim the stakes, but with what success we know not. Dash assuredly will have to forfeit the £10, and has, in addition, lost his name in thJt place, as many people declare it a "made-up job," and that he was afraid of being "bowled over," the betting being largely against him. The spectators were naturally indig- nant at being so baseiy sold; and had not a strong body ot police been on the ground, party feeling would undoub- tedly have found vent in numberless pugilistic encounter*. CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY. Sunday last the Rev. J. Davenport preached three excellent sermons in connexion with tbe anniversary services of the Wesleyan Chapel, at Garndiffaith. The chapel was crowded, and we believe good sums were realised by the collections. ATTEMPTED BURGI,ARY. Sunday night some would-be thieves made an attack upon the store-room of the Co-operative Society, at Taly wain. They managed to break several panes of glass and to take away a quantity of tobacco, but the furious barking of a powerful dog, wisely kept on the premises, frustrated their ends and they decamped without further booty. Our energetic police, as usual, were not at hand when wanted. CLUB FEAST. Monday the members of the IJoyal Victoria Lodge of Sisters Friendly Society, held their inr nual dinner at the Albert Inn, Taiywaia, when 40 of the fair sisters sat down to a capital spread, provided by host and hostess Jones. A pleasant evening was spent, enli- vened by the excellent harp playing of Mr. Griffiths, of Llanover. The funds of the sisterhood are said to be in » highly satisfactory condition.
CAERLEON. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Rer. W. rOWELL and JOHN JAMES, Esq. NEGLECTING WORK. —John WORK. Cwmmings was charged by iY,p<1 ut Cwmbran, with the above offence. Defen- dant pleaded that he could not do the work given him- James Joyce, watchman, stated that defendant was en- gaged at the furnaces as box-filler; he came to work on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, and at half-past four he could not be found, having gone away; the work wa. the same as he had been engaged on previously; they were obliged to stop the furnace, and to get another man to do defendant's work. The bench, in disposing of the case, said that a stop must be put to this kind of neglect, and sentenced the defendant to one month, with hard labour, a* Usk. ASSAULT. —Samuel Moreman ASSAULT. was charged with having assaulted Frederick Hursley. Defendant pleaded guilty. Hursley was then charged with having assaulted Samuel Moreman, jun., and he also pleaded guilty. It appeared that from some cause not given, Hursley beat young Mere- maa, whereupon the father of the latter served Hursley in a similar manner. Neither appeared to have suffered any great deal, so the bench ordered each to pay their own costs, 12s. DRUSKENNESS. —Laurence DRUSKENNESS. Francis, charged by P;S. Povall, with being drunk and disorderly, at Croes-y-ceilofl was fined 153. 6.1., including costs. VIOLENT ASSAULT. —Tohn ASSAULT. Harris, John George, and Herbert Carpenter, who did not appear, were charged with srnt,e!TiU'i'>"i' t T'lansibby. Complainant stated 1 was in my lodgings on the night of the 31st of August, when Harris came in to speak to the landlord, and some cross words passed between my brother and Harris, about the price of some work; Harris wanted to fight my brother, and I said, don't fight an old man; the landlady asked me to put Harris out, which I <1 id, and then locked the door; sonm-one then commenced kicking the door, and nearly kicked it in; the landlady opened the door, and I went out the three men then caught hold of me, pulled me down, and began to kick me; they all kicked me about the head and in the ribs; Harris kicked me on the head, and George kicked me worse than either; I feel the effects of the bruises now; when I was pulled down, Harris said, "let's murder him." John Watkios proved to hearing the kicks, and to seeing the three mell on Hobbs, who was on the ground. Upon being asked bf the magistrates why he did not go to the aid of the man, witness said he wag afraid, as he thought they would serv» him the same. The brother of Hobbs proved that when he went out to his brother, he was on the ground with a man on him; Hobbs was carried into the*house 'ami l"id on a chair, bleeding from wotuids in the head and body. The bencil thought the assault a most brutal andcowardlv act, and hn. d the def-ndiuits £ 5 each, or two months hard labour in d-fault. LICENSES. license of the White Hart Inn, Llan- gibby, was transferred from Margaret Llewellin to Eliza lhomas, and spirit, licenses were,granted to George Ste- ward, King's Head Gardens, Pontnewydd, and to Thomas James, Mountain Hare Inn, Llanvrechva Upper.
CORRESPONDENCE. Under this head oyr columns are open to all who do not violaU the rules of propriety, and who send us theii- naites, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith, It must be dis- tinctly understood, that we do not hold ourselves responsible opinions expressed by correspondents under this head.—Ed U. O.J
THE LATE CRICKET MATCH: AT USK. To the Editor of the UBK OBSERVER." writf iu yi?T last impression, under the signatureo? (( A ember of the Magor Cricket Club," tells you that your account of a cncicet match played at Usk, on the 22nd ul* was of an "uu.usuaidMracter." In what respect it was" un- usual" he does not vouchsafe to you but, on the contrary he goes on, to confirm the correctness of your report. From this we must assume that what your correspondent wants to coia- plain of is not your account," but the manner in which he and the other players who came to Usk in the name ot the Mafcor Ciub, were treated, and I maintain very properly so treated.—' however, the public shall judge,—and I am obliged to your Magor correspondent for the opportunity of laying the facts before the public. 0 In the correspondence which Took place in arranging the match, certain conditions were laid down, one of such conditions imposed upon the Magor Club, being in these words It must te™»T» r? n'\0U I10'Select your players.from neighbouring t™ns. It will be needless to trouole your readers with th* considerations which led to such a condition being made; it will be sufficient to know that the Secretary of the Magor Club, in not objecting, but allowing the arrangements to proceed, ao~ cepted the condition. What is the excuse made for not adher- ing to it ? viz. That it was not observed! But how can we reconcile that with the fact that part of the very sam. sentence in which the condition was written-in words as plait as it possibly could be written-was noticed in a subseousnt letter written by the Secretary of the Magor Club I now Isfc. your readers if this does not seem as if the condition was nur- posely disregarded with the view of taking the Usk Club at ii disadvantage. What was the result 1 Wny that nmone-sr the Magor Eleven were four players from the towns of Chepstow and ^r^n° 81 of their total score oT 103. but also did the chief part of the bowling and fielding and but or these tour players, the score will shew what a sorry figure the Magor side would have cut. e These were the circumstances which led to a protest being laid, before the commencement of the game, and the Secretary of the Magor Club was further given to understand that it wa- only to stve his men the disappointment of returning feotu? without play.ng, that the Usk side entered the field at all. It is no answer to say that the players in question were mem- bers or the club, for the term in the condition was players, and besides, we have only the mere assertion for it that they were members. Your Magor correspondent refers to certain explanations which he says were made in the field and at the dinner"—and which u an all affect the real question. But he does not tell you that he—for I cannot but think that the writer of the letter and the Secretary of the club is one and the same person-was so far satisfied of the justice of the protest, at the dinner, that he pledged himself, that, if on his return home (and he had the letters there) he found the condition alluded to, he would write a letter of apologlif--a pledge which he now seeks to relieve him- self from, by saving that he cannot find the letters with refe- rence to the match How ominous does this seem! 41 A Member of the Magor Cricket Club" having made state- ments with regard to the Usk Club which are untrue I must contradict them, by saying that the only player on the Usk side who was not a bona fide member of the club, was a gentleman who kindly joined (in the place of an absentee) when asked on the ground, foi the first time, immediately before the game coin" menced, and who then stated that he had not played cricket for about 20 years! r J I feel called upon to add that until I receive from the mem- bers of the Magor Club the letter of apology, which they are bound by tne word of their Secretary to send me. I shall take u", notice of any further communication, either public or private, that they may choose to write in refereuce'to this matter. J-I U thanks to yourself, Sir, and again to A Member of tne Magor Cricket Club," for affording me the opportunity of exposing what every true cricketer will, I feel sure, deem a most un-oricket-like proceeding, I remain, Your Obedient Servant, 16 THE CAPTAIN OF THE USK TEAM. Usk, September 6, .1865. -—— ———— -—1 Printed and Published by the Proprietor, WILLIAM H:BHR* CLARK, at his Offices, Bridge Street, Vtk, in the Comity W MomnQvih, September 9, 18(15,