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September ^ERGAVENNY.








MONMOUTH. WILFUL BURNING OF A STABLE AND RACE HORSES.— Wm. Bryan, one of the jockeys, who rode at the last races, was last Saturday morning brought before T. T. Watkins, Esq. and J. Probyn, Esq., charged with having wilfully set fire to the stables of the Angel Hotel, in which there were race horses. From the evidence it would appear that prisoner was in the employ of Mr. Louthbury, a breeder of race hoises, in Berkshire. Prisoner bad come to Monmouth races with some of Mr. Louthbury's horses, which were under his care at the Angel stables. In these stables also, but in separate boxes, were horses belonging to Mr. James Evans, Glas- tonbury, Somersetshire. There were also in other boxes horses belonging to Mr. Dawson, Berkshire, all race horses, very valuable, and the horses of each owner in separate boxes, and under the care of separate grooms. The prisoner, Bryan, on Friday, the last day of the races, rode a mare of the prosecutors' Mr. Evans, of Glaston- bury, called Blue Bell, for the Chippenham stakes. I risoner rode the mare against one of the posts placed for guidance of the course, and this lost the race which he had every chance of winning. On the evening of that day, Friday, after the race, he met prosecutor in the town and asked him what he was going to give him for riding Blue Bell. Mr. Evans answered "Nothing." Prisoner said What?" Mr. Evans repeated.-I will give you notlhing-you have done me great injury and loss by your neglect-and have ridden plenty for me to- day." Prisoner said O! well I'll do something for you," and he went away, so that prosecutor saw him no more till he found him in custody. The next morning (Saturday) all the race horses, as it was customary, were to return home. But about 5 o'clock that morning the horsekeeper at the Angel Hotel, went to the stable where the race horses were, and found the stable full of smoke, and the stall in which two of the prosecutor's horses were, in a blaze, the noble animals Blue Bell and Van EyclJ jumping about terr ifically, owing to the flames from c 11 the straw under them, which was on fire, and which burnt them, especially Van Eyck very severely. An alarm was instantly given and the horses got out, but not before they were much injured. The fire which had been ignited by means of the straw under the horses, and had not commenced more than some ten minutes before it was discovered, was soon put out. Now at the very time when the horsekeeper went to the stables, prisoner and another lad, in the employ of Mr. Dawson, Berkshire, a breeder of race horses, whose name was George Walby, were at the time in the stable, but in separate boxes, putting their horses ready to start home, and were just in the act of turning out of the stables, and although prisoner must have seen the fire and smoke and heard the horses struggling, and although Wally in evidence said he saw the fire, yet neither of them said a word about it, but hastened to turn the horses under their care out, while they saw prosecutors' horses burning. The lad, George Wally, although charged with the arson, was placed in the witness box and examined, but little could be elicited from him. Circumstantial evidence was very strong against Bryan, who on the charge of having committed this dinbolieal act, was fully committed to take his trial at the next Monmouth assizes. THE NEW MONMOUTH POLICE,—Last Monday the Monmouth watch committee assembled, and took into consideration the various applications they had received from candidates for situations in the borough police, but nothing definite was settled except fixing upon a person of the name of Edmund Wheedon, as serjeant of police. At the town council, which followed, it was agreed that a requisition should be made to the mayor to call a public meeting, with a view to obtain subscriptions towards alleviating the disasters of the Indian sufferers. I THE INDIAN MUTINY.—We have great pleasure in stating that a requisition is in course of signature for the purpose of convening a meeting in order to raise a fund for the relief of our unfortunate fellow-countrymen in India. We heartily wish it God speed. THE HOPE FAMILY.—On Tuesday evening last, Mrs. Frederick Hope gave an entertainmept at the Borough Court, consisting of readings, illustrations, and sketches, or Pictures in Little." The selections from iiamlet were well rendered, so also were the Seven Ages of Woman," and The Spanish Champion," together with the amusing song of Captain Wattle and Miss Roe, were excellently well got through by the juvenile ar- << JI28" The entertainment concluded with the farce of satisfaction1" tbe Holiday3 i" the wbole SivinS 8eneral R,N^N°R^M°L7N MARKET, SEPT. 26th.—The market in Lining nearlj^the^amo^a Tf n's" T? I 0 as previous weeks quotations. Fowls, 3s. and 3s.■ 6d Per c°uple ducks, 4s. 6d. ditto; geese, lOd. per lb fW 8s. 8d. per bushel; wheat, 9s. per bushel of 80 Ibs.; potatoes, 12s. per sack. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL, GLENDOWER-STRBET —A tea- party was held in the Borough Court on Monday, the •?»th ult., the profits accruing from which will go towards defraying the debt incurred in altering and improving the chapel. The room was tastefully decorated foe the occa- Sj°?'-and iQ tlie course of the evening the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Messrs. W. Campbell and S. Parker (Baptist minister), and also-, by the Rev. Mr. Penny, of Colefoidj and the Key.. Mt..EoUandj, Newport.



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