POtfTYPJOL. FATAL. ACCIDENT.—An accident terminating fatally occurred on Wednesday morning to a haulier, n (mId Triomaa Jonea. It would seeUl that deceased J¡,d bitn engaged in preventing some trams from going t)O rapidly on a traraway between Pontnewynydd?.nd Ula ndare, wh. a. being thrown down the- trams passed over his body and produced his death. ESPCTHO-BIOLOOY.—On the evenings of Monday and Tuesday last numerous audiences experienced consider-, able wonder and amusement in the Town Hall, at the mesmeric operations-of Miss Montague, which proved to be of a novel and interesting nature. The lady seemed to have perfect control over individuals during their apparent unconscious or somnolent state, and made them execute her behests of whatever nature she determined the audience is thus kept in a state of mirth and excite- ment. No entertainment for some time has been. so successful in this town. A performance II ill be given on Monday next for the benefit of the Literary Institution. Aboui 500 people were unable to obtain admittance on Wednesday. WHO SHALL RAVE. IT ?-A letter bearing the some- what vague and indefinite superscription of Mary W s, Pon.typool," was recently received at oar post- office. As the little missive requested the owner to call at a certain bank in a neighbouring town for a consider- able sum of money, and this fact becoming gener illy known, the letter carrier has been besieged for a length of time by all the "Mary W s's" in the district, when each made it appear as clear as that twice two are four," that the letter was intended for her, and her only. It is hoped, however, tha.t the rightful owner has obtained the prize, and the incident is narrated simply to teach people to exercise a little more thought and care in directing their epistolary communications, whereby much, trouble and disappointment would be obviated. TOWN-HALL -SATURDAY. [Before CHARLES H. WILLIAMS and F. LEVTCK, Esqrs.j PROTECTION OF THE PROPERTY OF DESERTED MAR. RIED WOMEN.—Mr. Alexander Ed .yards m ide an appli- cation under 20 and 21 Vic., cap. 85, sec. 21, on behalf of Ann Knight, wife of James Knight, labourer, New- port.—From the statement made by Mr. Edwards, it seemed that the marriage took place in Ma>'cl>, 1S46 that the parties separated three times on account of Knight's ill usage and that Knight was sent to gaol twice, once for ill-using and again for deserting his wife. They had not lived together during the last nine years. For seven years she had been maintaining herself by making clothes in Pontypool for the market, and during that time she had never spoken to her husband, although she had met him once in Newport. She now keeps a shop as an outfitter, having acquired her stock and goods by her own perseverance and industry; and Mr. Edwards applied for tho necessary order of the magistrates to pro- tect her against her husband, his creditors, or any person claiming under him. The facts thus detailed having been spoken to by Mrs. Knight, the Bench said they considered it a case in which an order should be made, and it was granted accordingly. GOITRE.—John ltosser, publican, was charged with shooting without a certificate in Lady Chetwynd's wood. Defendant admitted the charge, stating that Mr. D ..vis told Mr. Phillips, of Red Barn, that he might either himself shoot or send him (the defendant). To pay 20- including costs.—Charles Lewis was charged on the tes- timony of P.C, Thomas Lewis, M.C,, with violating his license Oil Sunday. The oHLer said that on visiting the house he observed three men in the kitchen, five in the parlour, and one in the cellar when he endeavoured to enter the room he found the door fastened, and the daughter of defendant prevented his entrance. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant, and cross-oxamined the policeman, to show that the door was not fastened, saving so far only as, from its sticking, a difficulty which generally existed to open it: He also said that defendant was summoned as a beerhouse-keeper, whereas I he sold cider only, and had not a drop of beer upon the premises. He further desired if th. Beach were de* termined to proceed with the case, that as defendant was a highly respectable mm, and was unconscious of having violated the law, their worships would adj mm the case to enable him to procure additional testimmy. Case adjourned for a week. PO.VTYM )ILE.—Thomas Morgan, John Jenkia?, and I'llomas Evans, the former of whom did not appeac, w.-re charged with trespassing in pursuit of conies, upon the the property of Capel Hanbury Leigh, Eq., on the 4'h instant. Jenkins pleaded gllilty. P.S. Wright said that about three o'clock he sa w the defendants co-no acr >ss into the plantation, near the New Inn, and shortly after heard tho dogs in full cry on entering the plantation, he saw.Jenkins and Morgan hunting with the dogs; Eva is, who ras outside, on seeing witness, whistled, and pointed towards him Jenkins then ran away, but was brought back by two constables; he had a rabbit net and a ferret, Morgan earn,) into the road; he had a ferret.—Evans: Do you mean to say you heard me give a signal?—Wit- ness Yes.—Evan3 Then you're a liar. I wasn't off the path. More than that, I didn't want rabbits, for I was promised two by the keeper.— Mr. Williams Then that is the more reason that you should keep away.— Evans and Jenkins were then fi led £1 each, or ten days' imprisonment each. Morgan, being an old offender, 40s., or twenty days' imprisonment.—Matilda .Pniilips and Elizibeth Garland were charged, on the testimony of P.C. Humphreys, with trespassing, in picking coal on the grounds of the Pontypool Irion Company and Mary- Ann Jones was charged with stealing iron, belonging to the same company. Defendants were severely repri- manded by the Bench; and ordered to pay 6y. 61. ex. penses. GAKXDIFFAITII.— Henry H.rvey, charged by P.C. Burrows, with offending against his lieens", on Sunday last, was fined 20s., including costs.—Wm. E 1 wards was also charged with a similar offence, alleged to have been committed oa the same day. P.C. Burrows said he dis- covered eighteen men drinking beer out of tw j quart >'u's in the house. It appeared this beor was an a\lo.vane''=" as they had been working that day. Tho Bunch said there was a common notion that people were justified in: drawing beer under such circumstances, but it was a' most erroneous one. This defendant was also fined XI, including expens s. ABEHSYCK-.W.—Eilen Whitehouse YTAS charged with assaulting Susannah Collins. About two o'clock in the afternoon of thf previous Monday, the parties hai a little disturbance, Dtid complainant said that after defendant had called her foul names for about twenty minute", she struck her three times. In support of the charge, Eden Collins was called, but she, unfortunately for complain- ant, proved her to be the aggressor. Case therefore dis- missed, with 8s. 6d. expenses.—William Morgan and William Evans were charged with cutting wood and trespassing upon the property of Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq. Evans is a besom maker; the other formerly worked at 13laenavon. A woman deposed to seeing them cutting material for making besoms. Having been al- ready in prison three each, Evans was committed for a further period of twenty-one days, in default of paying f2, and Morgan seven days, being uimble to pp.y los. Po-N-TN-EWVNVDT).—Robert Joliffi was charged with rescuing a wagon from a bailiff of the County Court, on the 7th instant. Mr. Alexander El wards, who appeared to prosecute, called Richard Knight, the bailiff in ques- tion, who said that he went with a warrant to seize de- fendant's goods on the day mentioned. On finding the door locked, he seiz;d a wagon near the pre nises which belonged to defendant, anil conveyed it into a yarcl'be- longtng to a brewery. Witness subsequently discovered that defendant had removed the wagon to a barn in a field at a distance. He again took possession of it;, in ¡ doing so defendant seized the- shafts, held them down, and resisted witness in the discharge of his duty; said that he would" lose every drop of blood he had before the wagon should be taken away;" and threatened witness and his assistant. In answer to tlaa Bench, witness said that when ho first seized the wagon it was without the shafts, bat defendant having put them on to remove it the shafts were affixed the second time he seized the wagon. Witness added that lHlving:1 subsequently met defendant and hrs- brother in the s're the defendant challenged him and his friend to fight,. saying tbev could thrash any quantity of such men as they Were. By defendant I did not open your windo w stopped about the house half at; hour before 1 seized the wagon j. told the parties in the ynrd I had seized th wagon; they knew that it had been placed therefor safety. a,be individual who assisted the last witness gave ccrroboratiye testimony. Defendant said the wagon 'II was not his property, and it ought not to have been 3UZ"d. Mr. Alexander Edwards replied that even wt;rt that the o<ase defendant ought to have taken the proper means for restitution, and not tc have threatened and ob. structed the menin the discharge of their duty. He I (Mr. Edwards) was determined to protect the men in the- discharge of their duty, and on that oecount had pre- ferred the present charge. Tho L said they had nr;" doubt that. the levy had been properly made, an I eve:) if i it had not been S), defendant was not justified in the course he had taken. It was-necessary to pr)teet the I offieers-o, f the County Court in di&uhnrging tLeir duty as will as to vindicate the law, and defendant would be ftned £ 2, or in default of a return of a levy on his goods- for that amount, he would be imprisoned for one month..
DIVISIONAL PETTY SHS3ION3.— SATURDAY. [Baford GEORGE CAVE, s WAKEMAN, and GEORGE GKIFFIN TYLER, Esqrs ] Thomas Dayies, QaHcr to Mr. liowells, of farm, was charged with having assaulted James Rosser, •vho, as a pl.iiighboy, drove the horses to the defendant Divies. The lid said in his evidence that the defendant iccused him of having ie't a gate open, and for so doing beat him m )st unmercifully with the handle of a large whip.—Defendant admitted the offence," and the Bench commenting severely on his cjuduet, fined him 2i. 61 and 8,,61. costs. James Downes, a tramp, was brought up in the cus- tody of P.C..59 of the Monmouth C >unty Cotistabulary, stationed at aliglan, and charged with having on the previous day stolen a shirt and a pair of trousers from a garden hedg", the property of James Willis, who in his evidence stated that he had see prisoner taking his wearing apparel from the hedge, and there and then took him into custody, brought him to Riglan, and gave him into the charge of a policeman.—Piis mer, in his defence, said he had bought the c'othes of two other tramps—Fhe Bench, however, di 1 not believe this, and sentenced the prisoner, who preferred to be dealt with summarily, to six weeks' hard labour. COLLECT ,RS OF INCOME TAX—Mr, Arnett, surveyor of taxes, appeared before the Bench to complain that Mr McGowan, of the Hill farm, had been duly appointed collector of the Property and Income Tax, but had re- fused to serve, saying that he would rather pay the fine. lie had s ien him that morning, and had been told by him he would not collect the tax, but would rather pay the fine, which was £20. -Tho Bench sent Superintendent Wheeldon to loots for Mr. McGowan in the market, and ask him to attend, but \eIr. WheeHn could not find him. Tna magistrates said they would give a week to Mr. McGowan to consider the matter, and then if be refused to serve they must enforce the penalty,
RISCA. LECTURE ON ODD-FELLOWSHIP.—On Monday evenirrg last a lecture was delivered at the British School-room, by the Ri;v. Thomas Price, Aberd ire, on The origin, progress, present position, anil future prospects of Odd, fellowship." David Morris, Esq., Chemical Works; occupied the chair, and brtefty introduced the rev. lecturer to the meeting. The lv-v. Gentleman stated that the institution of Old-Fellowship was an honour to our land. It was only in this country and in the United States of America that such institutions flourished. In those countries the Governments bed everv confidence in the loydty of the people, and fearsd not suffering them to meet in their lodges, h-st they should be hatching treason. Oil the continent of E nope it was nat so, and there-was- scarcely one to be found there. As an illus- tration of the anxiety of the m m of \?ale9 to provide for themselves and families at a time of sickness or death, the rev. lecturer instanced that mod-el of parislies"- the one in which he li ved — Aberdare. That piris i con- tained 20,000 inhabitants. Out of that number 2,970 were members of the old benefit there were 34 lodges of there, with 2,033 members; 21 of Ivorites, with 1,500 members; 2,354 women also be- longed to benefit socie ies in that, parish, making a total, iucluding the Philanthropic and Alfred orlerer d 10,671 members; and the sum ot £ 3,120 had been paid in twelve m milts by those socielies to its sick members, and for burying the dead. With regird to th' icrpoitr.nce of benefit societies, these facta spoke for themselves; and that was not an isolated case. Similar circumstances existed in o'!wr places throughout the country, and in A nerica. With regard to the origin of Odd-Fellowship, as far as he was able to glean, it commenced at a very early period of the Christian era. Ia the army of Titus Vespasius, about the year 55, many soldiers kf ew each ot).cr by signs, as- well by night as by day. Was a breach to be made, a-fodorn hope to be formed, a service rendered, where stern iletermina'i >:i aud daring were es-ential, Titus selected-these 0 Id-Fellows f,r its accom- plishment. In tbs year 79, Titus presented the society with its first emMem; It consisted of a pLite cf gold, and engraved thereon were the arch of Titus, the ark of the covenant, and various otlier things, together with the -)f tt)it nObIL sun, representing ti:& nobility of tne noble gram3,, the moon to represent the vice-grand, and that he borrowed ■his lustre from the noble grind, the lamb representing tlie secretary; inside guardian represented by a lion; while over the chair of the past grand was suspended the artns of death, to remind tirtiufbia final change. As earl", as the year 08 Odd-Pe'io.vship was established in the Vale of Ci-vyd by Agriola, and in the isle of Mona, or Anglesey, about the same period. In the yar 54.0. it took root in Spain and Portugal, and was introduced from those countries in lloO1 into France and England. It fl mrished in London for a long period, but principally for convivial purposes;, as late as 1809, country- men on visit ng London were strongly recommended to visit Old-Fellows' lodges. In that year a marble mason from L >n<>ri settled in Ma ichester, and succeeded in establishing a lodge in that town .ano- ther wa-i established st Snitoid, at which latter lodge the principteof contributing towards the relief of its- siek memburs was first introduced. In 1810 it was resolved to meet any em••rgeneies, and the burial fund was-ulti- mately established. In a- sfiort time all the lodges paid contributions with this- view. The directorate at this time was in London. TheeouRtry lodges wished to have a iiand in tho management of their aff iirs tney peti- tioned the Board of Directors, but without success. la 1812 a secession tools p! ics, and the order, as fa? as they were concerned, and as-at present constituted, was estab- lished in Mancheater,under its present title. Tho-soeiety at this period had much to contend against. The entire I press was enlisted against them, from the Thunderer, down to the most petty paper in the land and the pulpit held them in the da-epest horror. But he was happy to say that now the pulpit and the press entertained a dif- ferent view of them. Ten years elapsed before they gained a footing in Landon they got on there badly in 1S33 they had eight lodges in London, and began getting into favour. From thia-pirio(i they progressed. rapidly in the metropolis, and numbered in the year 18-52, 174 lodges, with 12.065 members. The Board of Directors, comprising 20 members, selected from pnst o3Seers, was f irmed in the year 1S27. To show the extended ramifi- catsons of the order,, it was only necessary for him to mention that in seven years the Board of Directors dis- posed of £ 17,000 worth of In 1833. that glorious feature of the order,.the Widows and Oiphans''fund was established. In the same ye Ir the oath, which was justly objectionable, was abolished. In 3iS25 the first lecture book was published. In the year 1 £ 40 tile first ¡,)d"e in Australia, was establi shed, while in ttie year 1853 they had nine districts, and 51 lodges. Mr. Price, in his further remarks, wliica we are unable to give in an ex-eu led fcrm, presented statistics with which Odd- fellows generally are familiar, showing tha present pogi- tion of the order and also the claims cf CXtdfdiowship to public favcur and confidence. The prospects of the Institution were likewise d welt upon, and described as of a very encouraging character, Thf rev. lecturer >VHS fre- quently applauded during the delivery of his address, and cordially thanked at its close. An appropriate recognition of the chairman's services closed the proceedings.
BRECON. COMMITTALS TO BRECON* COUNTY GAOL.—3Y John Williams, Esq.: Thomas Williams, labourer, and John H.'litre,. printer, to fourteen days." hard labour each convicted of vagrancy in the borough of Brecon.—By G. II. Bevan and John Jayne, Esqrs William Davies, chain smith, to two calendar months' hnrd labiur,. s imiaarily convicted of having, in the parish of Llanelly, stolen a mohair coat, the property of -Tames. Fo vler John Wil iams, alien Werrett, miner, to fJur- teen days' hard labour, convicted of having left tha empl y of the Beaufort Iron Company, without having givutt the required previou3 notice of his iatentiou to do 50.- By William do Winton,Esq James Davies, mason, to fourteen days' imprisonment, in default of his entering .1 v,. into sureties of the peace, he having been convicted of committing a certain bseach of the peace, in the parish of Djfynuock.—By E. D. Thomta. and Taonaas Price U:i¿'I..K'qrs.; Evan Evans" 1 ibourer, to two calendar mouths' imprisonment, in default of a penalty cf 4-i and costs, inflicted for having. in the parish of Llangam- marcb, on the üJ1 inst., had unlawfully in hLa possession an unseasonable sal .-non, the same being during the fence d:tys, as filld by the justices of the county, for the pre- servation of salmon.—By John Williams and Joseph Joseph, E ors, J.,hn Davies, a boy under the age of fourteen years, to fourteen days' hard labour, and to be onct; priv itely whipped, convicted of having in the borough of Brecon stolen certain moneys, the property of Mr. David Thomas, Llanvair; George Jones, black- smith, for re-eximination, charged with having fraudu- lently possessed himself of a gun, the property oi Stephen Vaugium Jones, ia the borough of Brccon. PETTY SESSIONS.—MONDAY. [Before WALTER MATBEUV and JOSEPH JOSEPH, Esijrs.} George Jones, blicksmith, wa3 charged by the Kiver Usk Fishing Association, upon the evidence of Henry Evan3, their keeper, with killing salmon during the fence mouths.-The defcinJant, WM fined 4.5, or two months' imprisonment. Thelr Worships gave the defendant fourteen days to make Up t|ie money. Mr. David Evans was charged by P.C. Jones with allowing his dog to g° at htr^e, after duo notice had been Tiven. Mr. Evans admitted the charge, but proved that the do" was with lutn at the tim?. Their Worships therefore dismiss- tiie case.—Several other persons were summontd for th,u same offence, but the summonses were dismissed by thei, Worships on the same ground. J,uneS Matthews was charged by P.C. J ties with being drunn and disorderly.—Fined os. and coats. TUESDAY. [Before JOSEI-H JOSEPH, Esq.] George Jones was charged by Mr. Stephen Vaughan Jones, with a;>propriati >g to his own use a gun, the pro- perty of the prosecutor.—Mr, Stephen Vaughan Jones, the prosecutor, deposed that he was a farmer, and resided in the town of Brecon that he lent the prisoner a gun about four or five years ago, and had not seen it till last I evening that he bad sent for the gun several times, and by different persons, and had applied for it himself. The prisoner had mado several excuses, that be had lent the gun to a man VTUQ had gone to Aowficaa and told the
HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS. A meeting of this body tvas held on Wednesday, at the I Town-bar, when the following commissioners were pre- sent :-llr. T. Gratrex (in the eh :ir), Mr. Latch, Mr. Lyne, Mr. Jones, .Mr. Burton, Mr. U -^vtrtson, Mr. J. Davies, Mr. M. Morrison, Mr. IIa' Mr. P. Williams, Mr. llomfny, Mr. Jo ri Jam •?. Mr. Gethi.ng and Mr. "Wildey were also in attendance. Mr. Wiidey read the minutes of the preceding meeting, and also a paper from Mr. Abernetuy, C.E certifying that the contrast for the gridiron -.vas completed, and work dona to the value of £ 4,07<3 1,. 111., loss ten p,r cent. £ 07-5 remained to b, paid on the contract, and S300 was charged f. ,r "extra" work. Mr. Lyne moved, and Mr. Latch seconded, that the £ 673 be paid, and that Mr. A'o.rnethy be requested to furnish particulars respecting the charge fur extra work. Carried. On the motion of Mr. Homfray, it WHS decided that the day of meeting be altered from the first Wednesday to the first Thursday in every month. Mr. Cart Wright's riijtioi with reference t) the Ilarbiu" office and the Harb jur M ister wis deferred, in conse- quence of the indisposition of the mover. Mr. James renewed Cle notice, observing that the mo- ion was an exceedingly proper one, and he came there or the purpose of supporting it. It w--«s resolved that the Co nmissioners take to the gridiron imtnediateiy. The following propositions we--e m,de by the Harbour Master "1st. That the Ne vpor; Harbour Gridiron is now fully completed, but a" present it is much encumbered with mud, which mast be cleared away b.fore it can be used by shipping. The appointment of two or three men to do this constantly, as it will require cleaning e ver v tide. 2nd. That two mooring pOits are required on the Eastern bank of the river opposite the Ilisc.i Wharf. 3rd. That one ton of are required for the Commissioners' Ballast Wharf." A tookpla.e with reference to the cleansing of the gridiron. Mr. Wildey read a letter from the Water Company, stating the terms on •which they would supnly water. Mr. Lyne mentioned that Mr. Graham had proposed to turn a spring on to the gridir.tn which now empties itself into the river at Mr. Ronnie's wharf, and suggested that the whole subject should be li ft in the hands of a com- mittee, composed of Mr. Homfray, Mr. Jones, Mr. Burton, Mr. He we. son, Mr. Lyr.e, and Mr. C.irtwright. This course was agieed to. Mr. Jones proposed that the llaibour Mast >r should be empowered to employ sufficient men to keep the grid- iron clean during the present month. Carri J. Mr. James proposed that debtor and creditor accounts be kept of the gridiron, in order to s^e ho .v it worked. Mr. Litcli seconded the m Jlion, and it was agreed to. The mooring posts at Risca whtrf, and toe ballast plates required, Were ordered. Mr. Latch wished to call the attention of the Gridiron Committee to the scale of charges. Ii was considered too high, and when the geceral accommodation was re- member-, d, he hoped that the committee would reconsider the scale. Mr. Morrison suggested that the present scale should be tried first. Mr. Lyne said that the Commissioners hal three places before them, and they fixel the chargcs lower than at either of them. A variety of bills were ordered to be piid, and the meeting separated.
WESLEY AX METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. On Sunday last, semens were prraebed in the Wesley an Chapel, Commerua'-street, in aid of the building fund of the scho I-rooins recently erected in con- nection with that plaee of >vor>hip. The preacher was Mr. David Ingram, who, some years since, was assoriated with the school in the capacities both of scholar and teacher for a considerable ti:ne, and who recently left the town, amid the rcgre's and with the best wishes of all whose acquaintance he had gained, fur the purpose of Studying for the Wesley in Ministry. Ilis discourses were listened to by numerous congregations, and rc- ceived with marked attention. The collections made after the aerw ns amounted to ICII 7s. 7d. A tea En", ting with the same object took place in the assembly-ruom of the Town Hall, the flowing eve ing. The attendance was large, and received a numerous ad- dition after the repast, when a public meeting was held, presided over by Mr W. Christophers. The proceedings commenced with the customary devotional exercises, the chapel choir being accompanied by the organ standing in the room for the use of the Rev. F. Pollard's congrega- tion, and kindly Jent for the evening. The Chairman then addressed the meeting, referring to the circumstances which ha 1 induced the effort fur the erection of the school-rooms. The committee organised for the purpose of carrying out that object had been libe- ral 1 v supported, and their work had been brought to a eatisfaetorv termination. Ho vo.xt spoke of the general objects of Sunday scho >ls and in drawing a distinction between the ter.i.s comfoit. end wisdom, impressed upon teachers that their ;rovince was not to teach the children j to seek mere comfort in any f >im—not to interest tnem- selves in the physical or simply in the intellectual part of man. but to attempt to develooe the spiritual facul- ties: It a teacher b >re in mind that he was placed in his position for the purpose of teaebing the child the highest wisdom, and leading him to a life of pure spirituality,—if be gave up all else in order to teach that 3pir 11 1 which was calculated to educe religi us Espiratians, then in his (the Chairm m's) op:nion, such teacher had ell- tered ur.cn his work with the right purpose. Mr. Robert Gething, jun., having been called upon by the chairman to make a s'a'.ement from the committee respecting the school, observed shat during the occupation of the old schoolroom, much inconvenience was leit, and the want of more accommodation painfully apparent. About eighteen m nths ago, the committee starttd a proposition for raisins; a new room. The builder's estimate was £ 1*24, and vhen the building had been raised, it was found that exra work had become necssnry, amounting to £ 4 13s. 41. The whole c .st, to refore, was £ 123 13s. 41. To provide these funds, the e ddren were furnished ivith colltc'ioij cards, and up to e 16th of April, 13,38, £6 7s. 51. was collected by them. Depu- tations were subsequently formed, who collected C S 18s. A tea meeting in S-ptember, 13.58 realised f IS 7d.. and the result of the collections at the chafpl afiei Mr. Ingram's sermons was £ 11 7*. i d. This made a to,ai of £ 103 3-. 7d. This sum, with a deduction of £ 7 103 from the builder's contract1, left a balance to he raised by the proceeds of the present mee'ing of £ 17 19s. 91., whic-, he was happy to say, would be fully covered. (Applause.) The teachers felt grateful to all who had assisted them, and the addition Iliads to their comfort anu facilities for teaching would incite them to renewed exertions. Mr. Ingram next addressed the meeting. lie acknow- ledged the benefiihe had d> ri vld during his connection with the schools, both from of the visitors and the instructions of the teachers. He referred to the violent efforts now being made in some, aua'ters against Chi is i- anity and contended that if they desirtd to retain toe open bible, the rights of conscience, and all the other bless- c,) n,ei (,.lice, an ings of true religion, they must exert themselves in every possible way to uphold Christianity a jiir.st its assailants. A contest was going on between error and truth. One or the other must prevail. It was the belief and determina- tion of every Christian that truth should conquer but in cider to that, it behoved them to use the surest meaus. Upon those who had grown old in the service, a great deal still depended. But all should not be left to them. Tne rising generation must be regarded; and if they would prepare fit and proper meu to do battle in the cause, due attention must be paid to the Sabb-ith schools, and efforts be made to firmly settle the true principles of Christianity in the youth now springing up. He called ur>or the teachers of Newport to try to convince the rising ones committed to their care ci me iruin ot tjjfi S word, and of the truth and importance of Ch, ist.auity to get them to believe it witli their whole hearts, and to store it in their minds. Tney i'^i1 -re8i '"ori^ in the consciousness of having fulfilled eir u y, » Of Laving assisted in properly traio.ng those who shall hereafter come up to the help of the -u 'r<^ P of the Lord against the mighty. The Rev. R. Davidson, M.A., the Rev. J. Cheeseman, the Rev. S. P. Harvard, Mr. Parkinson, Mr. Harse, and Mr. Prewett successively addressed the meeting in support of resolutions thanking the contrib itors to the buifiing fund, the ladies for their kind and liberal pro- vision of tea, and the Mayor for the use of the hall. The resolutions were unanimously affirmed. Tie usual compliment .was paid to the chairman, and the dcxology was sung previous to the meeting separating.
HEAVY FOGS AT BKISTOL. — OI the night of New Year's-dav, on Sun'ay morning and evening, and again on Monday, Bristol was overspread by very dense fogs, which for the time put a stop to the navigation of the river, and rendered the greatest caution necessary in travelling by lar.d. TESTIMONIAL 10 SIR PAKINGTON".—Tne lakmgt>n testimonial has, we believe, at length been decided on. The sum already subscribed by toe magistrates and gen- try of the county and city of Worcester, a3 a mark of their appreciation of the public and private character and estimable qualities of the Right lion- Sir John S. Pakington, Bart, the First Lord of the Admiralty, and the ex-Chairman of the county sessions, amounts now to jC600 or £ 700. The committee appointed to decide upon the form of a testimonial, have agreed on, as being icost appropriate, a superb and costly shield, of the d amettr of about 40 inch< s, on which will be repre- sented, symbolically, the chief feat ires connected with the respected baronet's career from his boyhood to the attainment of his present proud position. The execu- tion cf this work of arthasbeen entrusted to a local firm of celebrity. When completed it will be presented to Sir John at a dinner of the subscribers to be holden at Worcester, about the middle or end of spring.—Birming- Allin Journal.
TOWN-HALL NEWPORT.—FRIDAY. BOROUGH POLICE. [Magistrates: H. SHKPPAUD, Esq., Mayor, and E. J. PHILLIPS, Esq. ] L-azirus Roberts, summoned by Patrick Keogh for £ 1 lis. 8d. wages, was ordered to pay the amount claimed with costs. Ambrose Wilde was summoned for allowing a nuisance to exist on certain premises in Llanarth-street. Case to stand over fur a week to allow of the removal of the complaint. MORE SMASHERS. Elizabeth Morton and Sarah Hughes, two married women, and two boys, William Hughes and Patrick Rilev, were charged with putting off a counterfeit shilling to Charles J rdan and other parties. Morton's husband, it was stated in the course of the inquiry, is employed at the gas works. The husband of Hughes is now under- going six months' imprisonment in Hereford gaol for having seven bad sixpences in his possession. Mary Griffiths, lodging-housJ keeper, of Mill-street, dcposjd —Morton has lolged with me about seven weeks, Sarah and Wiiliam Hughes six weeks, and Riley three we.ks. They were strangers to me when they came. Sarah Hughes, William Hughes, and Riley have been boarding togetiier but the whole four slept in one room. Tney paid me regularly for their lodging in good money. Morton's husbaud lodged with her. Elizabeth Morgan, landlady of the White Lion, Mill- street On Wednesday, December 29, William Hughes and Riley, came to my house. Hughes first wanted some tobacco, but I had none. He then had a glass of beer. lie gave me a shilling, receiving 10}1. change. The shilling I afterwards found to be bad. I gave it to P.S. Bath. Cross-ex imined by W. Hughes I believe it was you who gave me the bad shilling. Riley No, it was me who gave you the bad shilling. George Burge, servant to Mr. Fennell, fishmonger, itated On Monday evening the 3rd of January, Riley gave me a bad shilling, being about to purchase some- thing I said it was bad, 'Ind returned it to him he said he received it from a gentleman for carrying a box. Thomas Corner, stationer, Commercial-street: On Tuesday afternoon, December 28tb, William Hughes came to the shop, and bought a Penny Weekly Novelist." He gave me a shilling, and received lid. change. After- wards I found it to be bad. I cut it into pieces, and threw them away, I know Hughes well. He used frequently to come for papers-always by himself. Several bad shillings ha/ been found in our till. George William Corner, brother of the last witness About the 23th of December, Riley came to the shop, and bought a "Penny Weekly Novelist." I gave him a paper and lid. in exchange for a shilling. I put it into my waistcoat. Afterwards I discovered it to be bad. Oa Monday, Januaty 3rd, Riley again came and bought a Novelist." He gave me a shilling which was bad, and I took a shears and cut it into five pieces before his eyes. He ran away. Charles Jordan, jun. My father keeps the R)yal Oak public-house. (h Tuesday, the 4th of January, about eight o'clock in the moruing, Elizabeth Morton c mie in and had a noggin of rum. She gave m ■ a shilling, and I returned her sixpence change. I placed the shilling in the till with two other shillings, one of which was bad, and I had taken that morning. Charles Jordan, sen. About nine o'clock, Morton came and asked for another noggin of rum. She ten- dered a shilling, which I marked in her presence. After- wards I gav<i it to P.S. B^tb, and that he produces is the satre. P.S. Bath deposed that on Tuesday morning, the 4th of January, between ten and eleven o'clock, in conse- quence of information received frarn Charles Jordan, jun., he went with him to Gnffiths's lodging-home. As witness was going towards the house, he saw Morton at the door. She turned round, and went into the next door. I opened Griffiths's door, and saw Sarah Hughes and the two boys at the bar. The woman was sitting at the fire; the youths were in the room. I went into the next room, found Morton, aid apprehended her. I asked her in the prescmce of the three other prisoners where she had obtained the two shillings passed by her with Mr. Jordan. She slid she knew nothing about them,—that she did not know they were bad. I asked her to toll me whence she had them. She made no answer. I took her to the police station. She then said she had the shillings from Sarah Hughes. P.S. Pratten and myself subsequently apprehended the other three prisoners on t!)e Chepstow road, about tbrt:e mi.'es from the town. We had them all four in the police office. Morton again s*»i-1 she had the two shillings from Sarah Hughes. Hughes renlied—" Morton knrw *s much about them a3 I." In a drawer at their lodgings, I found a packet of plaster of Paris, and an iron spoon about three parts full of white metal. P.S. Pratteu stated when he apprehended Hughes and Riley, they said-" Morton has got us into this." Wit- ness produced seven bad shillings, paased at different places in Newport, but which he had been unable to trace to the utterers. Alfred Gardener, foreman to Mrs. Jeffries, proved that Sarah Hughes had been constantly in the habit ot buying of him Bntish metal teaspoons, and that the spuiious coins produced appeared to be made of that metal. coins produced appeared to be made of that metal. The whole of the prisoners were remanded until Monday. COUNTY POLICE.—SATURDAY. [Before the Rev. T. POPE, G. HOMFKAY, Esq., and Rev. R. WILLIAMS.] RIDING WITH A WRONG TICKKT.—James Smith was brought up under the 3rd bye law of theSouth Wales Rail way Comp iny with riding in a first-class carriage from Cardiff to Newport with a second-class ticket. William Ettery, inspector at the Newport station, said that on the arrival of the up mail on Friday night, two gentlemen called his attention to the conluut of the defendant, vvhihad bien spitting in the carriage. On examining his ticket, witness found it was a second-class one. Defendant said that he did not kno vn the difference between a first and second-elas3 carriage. He described himself as second mate of a vessel. The Bench believed that Smith acted through a mistake, aud dismissed him on payment of9J., the difference between the fare, and costs. Evan Jones was charged with cutting down a troe, the property of Sir Charles Morgan, But., in the parish of Bettws, on the previous Saturday. Defendant pie ,d, d guilty, and the woodman proved seeing him cut the tree with a hatchet. Ordered to pay Is. the value of the tree, and t fine of 2-t. 6 J. and cos's. M AC.'IEX.—George Walker summoned Catherine Blake, and Catherine Blake 3un:moned the wife of George Walk .r fur an assault. Mrs. Blake was fined Oi.; the other case was dismissed. A letter was read from Walker's employer, bearing str <ng testimony in his behalf, and speaking in evidentiy exaggerated terms against Bl ike—calling her foul mouthed" and so forth. This si-cm d the more unjustifi ible as the policemen of the neighbourhood declared that the wife of Walker was a most quarrelsome and ill tempered woman, and plainly intimated that she was the cause of the quarrel. How- ever Blake hud no means to prove the unfairness of the charges in the letter, and she consequently had to pw the fine. PENHOW. — John Smith and Joseph Phillips were charged with committing an assault on Jacob Bernard. The complainant said that on Sunday night last he came home to Penhow from his mill, between twelve and one o'clock. He found his back door opeu, ar.d passed in, nnd while zctting his shoes off he heard some one out- side. He went cut to see what was the matta, and while out some one hchd the door behind him. lie threatened to break in the windows, when Joseph Pmllips opened the door. Complainant a=kel turn wh «t he wanted, when Phillips retorted by asking Bernard what he wa ted ? Smith was there tJO, and refused to go out. Phillips threw compl dnant down, kicked him, and otherwise ill-treated him. In the evening he fouud the same m^n in the house they were putting on their disabills"—so the comolainant phrased it. P..iilips struck him in the face and gave him a black eye.—- t'hillips, in defence, sud he was asked to protect the wife cf Bernard whom he was beating, or threatening to beat. This was proved by the man who asked Phillips to go to the assistance of the woman. As ior Smith, there was no evidence whatever against him.—The Rev. T. Pope told complainant that he did not believe the defendants assaulted him, but only went in to the protection of his wife. CHKISTCHURCH.—Joseph Phillips, the same defendant in the former case, was charged with neglecting his horse, whereby a gig was overturnel belonging to Mr. M^pson Thomas Williams, farmer, Maesg'.aes.—Mr. R. T Cathcart appeared for complainant. — Complainant said that between eight and nine in the evening of the 20th n-cember he and his wife and child were in a gig on t' e Chenstow-ro '.d. Mr. Ev ,ns and Mr. Rees Keene were in another gig. As they were going a.ong, a horse came against the wheel of Mr Evans s gi* and then ran against complainant's gig, breaking ofl the s.iafts, and throwing Mr. Williams, his wife, and ennd in.o the road. No one was with the horse at that time, ou. Phillips and another man came up afterwards. Com- phinant asked Phillips whether it was his horse, and he said "No." Heaflerwards seized hold of it, and wantcct to go off with it.—Mr. Frost was sworn, and stated that the defendant was in his employ on the 20lh of D member last, and took a mare, which was poorly, for exercise. lie came b ck and said there had been a row on the road, and Mr. Rees Keene. had seized the horse. Mr. Frost then went and fetched it.—Mr. Cathcart said the case was an aggravated one, the defendant being very uncivil when he was spoken to about the acci- dent. The Magis rates thought the Act of Parliament did not give them jurisdiction, and the defendant was dismissed. BOROUGH POLICE.—MONDAY. [Before the MAYOR (II. SHEPPARD, Esq.), and Aldermen EVANS and HOMFKAY.] William Hughes and Patrick Riley were committed to take their trial at the sesaiona on a charge of uttering counterfeit coin. Herbert Davies was charged with stealing about 6 cwt. of coal, the property of the Ebbw Yale Iron Company. Defendant is a gitekeeper under the Monmouthshire Railway Company, and he was seen, by P.O. D ivies, to take a large lump of coil away from a truck. His place was searched, and 5 cwt. 10 lb. of large c >al was found there. Defendant is a pensioner, having served some years in the army. He alleged that when he first went to the lodge, he found some coal there, and W'9 in the habit of picking up pieces which lay about. The agent of the Ebbw Va'e Company stated that about 15 cwt. had been stolen from the trucks, which were left there by accident, and it was not usual to send coal that way, so that prisoner could not have been in the habit of picking up stray pieces. The agent said that the Ebbw Vale Company, in consideration of the prisoner having a young family, and that the Monmouthshire Railway Company would immediately dismiss him, did not wish to press the charge. The magistrates accordingly dis- missed the prisoner. Thomas Fletcher, butcher, was charged with having a sheep in a slaughter-house not fit for human food. In- spector Williams said that, on Saturday, he visited No. 7 Slaughter-house, in GrifHu-street, in which he found a sheep whiJh hiHI evidently not been killed properly. Tile fleshfull of stagnant blood, and in a putrid state. Fletcher said the sheep was sent to him by Mr. Hobbs, butcher, of Pillgwenlly, to have the fat cut off, in order that he might sell it. The sheep had shifted in a cart. Mr. Buist, surgeon, had stated that the meat was not fit for human food. The defendant now declared that Mr. Hobbs had sent the sheep to him. The case was remanded till Wednesday. Sat-all Iforgan was charged with stealing £ 12, the pro- perty of Alfred Morgan. Tnis man now st ;ted that he never gave the girl into custody, that he was quite sure she did not rob him, and that he knew nothing about it. The girl was discharged, WEDNESDAY. [Magistrates: HEXKY SHUPFARD, Esq., Mayor, GEORGE GETHING, Esq and Alderman HOMFRAY.] William Wright, a private in the 21st, taken into custody for drunkenness, was banded over to an escort. George Grant was charged with assaulting his wife J ne. The woman spoke to a series of ill-treatment, and stated that the man had been drinking for thirteen weeks, lie was bound over to keep the peace for six months. Thomas Fletcher again appeared to-a charge of having in his slaughter-house a sh.-ep unfit for human food, Mr. Hobbs attended as a witness on behalf of the defen- dant. Ho said the animal was stifled. He was about to leave New; ort, and on going away he told Fletcher to cut off the fat for the purpose of selling it to the chandler, and that he might do as !ie thought proper with the remainder. Ifc was in consequence of that,- that Fletcher took the meat from his (Mr. Hobbs's) slaughter house to that in which it was found. He had !11:> knowledgu whatever how Fletcher would dispose of it,, neither had he given any instructions concerning it.—Superintendent Iluxtable said there could be no doubt that? Fletcher's intention was to take the meat into the market imma- diitely the gas was li\ Fletcher had before been fined, and he ('he Superintendent) had frequently spoken to him about the bad quality of his meat.—Inspector Williams had no doubt that Fletcher's intention'was as mentioned by the Superintendent.— The Mayor remarked that for such an ofFimoe the defendant was liabla to a penalty Of* 110. He would be fined je2, or to be impri- soned for two months. The money was paid. Dominick, Bord^ssa was summoned for not pcying Daniel Jones, No. 9, licensed pilot, £ 1 5s., dues for pi. loting the vessel A;nphitHi%, ft-om Newport. Defendant p iid the inward pilot tge, and had always acted as agent so far as complainant had seen. Defendant, however' now denied all liability as agent, and contended also that the agents were not liable for the extra pilotage but it seemed that the captain of the Amphilrite refused to let com lamant go on reaching his limits, and compelled him to take the vessel almost to Min-ehead. The pilot was paid to the extent of his district by the captain, before the other transaction was entered into. The Bench expressed an opinion that the matter was one of considerable importance to pilots, and,adjourned it for a. week. Cha?;os Pring, Charles,.his son, and a !ad, named Wm,. Pritehard, were charged with assaulting, a hobbler named Momey.. The defend nits were bonnd over to keep the peace, the elder Pring being also fined 10s. peace, the elder Pring being also fined 10s. T hotaas Ilamberatono,. seaman, was charged with de- serting. the ship Magict of Bidet'ord. He signed aiticles on the- 1-1 th of December, at Londsn,. obtained 10s. advance,, comracnced the-voyage, and deserted the next day while ballast was b' ing taken in. Sentenced to be imprisoned for one month^o hard labour.. A cheap John," named Partridge, in his absence, was ordered to pay 10s. and sosts for creatin-g an obstruction. John Jofit-s was ch irged with stealing-coal, the pro- perty of Thomas Thomas. The previous night liarbotir i Policeman Davey observed the prisoner in the act of taking, coal from a truck on the BlaendMe Wharf. On seeing he was watched, he ran away, and being appre- hended,.begged the policeman to say notUing about it. The prisoner pleaded guilty but on account of liis sick family, and being recommended to mercy by the owner of the coal, he was cautioned, and scntaaoed to be impri- soned for one day. PAJXFUL CASE.—A-in Porter and two little girls, her daughters, were charged with obtaining goods by false pretences from William Jones. The woman received a very bad character from Superintendent Huxtable, who stated that she pledged everything for drink, and her home was in a deplorable condition. The prosecutor deposed that one of the girls came to his shop, Mellons- bank, f"r bread, tea,.and other articles,,stating they were for Miss Ann Jenkins, one of his customers. Upon the last occasion, on Tuesday evening,, prosecutor said he would send the fl>ur asked for by his boy; the girl sa.'d she was able to c irry it, and Miss Jenkins told her to do so the girl then left,, and her elder sister came in, wear- ing the other's bonnet and shawl, and asked for the flour in the meantime the boy returned, stating that Miss J -n- kins had not sent for the things; he told the girl that she was attempting to obtain goods under false pretenees the woman then appeared at the door, and attempted, to rescue the child, but she was detained until the arrival, of the policeman, and the mother afterwards said that the child was not hers on reaching the police station, the children said they had besn sent to the shop by the mother; sho denied it, and called them ill names.—Ann Jenkins stated that she never sent the children nor any one elie to Mr. Jones's shop..—P.C. Jenkins said that 011 going to the woman, she denied having any children but one, who was out at serviceAor having sent any one for flour; he then went to Mr. Jones's shop, and in reply to him, the child said the flour bag was her mother's after- wards he ap, rehended the mother and the other sister the children said their mother had sent them for the go. ids on searching hor house, no less than 37 pawn tickets weie found.—-Tne three prisoners were commit- ted for trial. Sydney Tutton, summoned by George Dredge, for lis. wages, did not appear. An order to pay was made and a similar decision was given in the case of Samuel Tutton, the amount of whose claim was los. 9J. Parmenias Hockey, of the Happy Family, was sum- moned for keeping his house open for the sale of beer before one o'clock on Sunday. Fined 10s. and costs.
ABERGAVENNY. REVIEW OF THE WEATHER FOR THE YEAR 1S58.—The year has pioved unusually fine, though we have expe- rienced the extremes of both beat and cold, the tempe- rature in June being extraordinarily high, and in November j.roportionably cold. The two great objects this year—the eclipse and the comet—were both seen to advantage, especially the latter, which was a bright and gloriou3 object in the western and northern heavens for more than a month. 2-10 Jays, or about two-thirds of the whole year, are found to have been fine. The highest reading of the thermometer in the sun was on the 9ill August, namely 135 degrees and the greatest amount of heat registered in tho shade was 90.5", on the loth of June. The greatest cold marked was 13°, on the 24th November. The, mean range of the whole year was, therefore, 77 8° in the shade, and 1220 in the sun. June, July, August, and December were the months distinguished by having thunderstorms. If we exclude March, we were visited by no fall of snow worthy of mention. The (Jsk partly oveiflowed its banks on se- veral occasions, and kept unusually high for some time. There were some very dense fogs in November, in which month the ice was strong enough even to bear the lovers of seating and sliding. December was a particularly mild and showery month. During June and August, the temperature was remarkably high. The following thermometrical readings will show the greatest heat in aim finr] sharlA for 1&.5S — Sun. Shade. January (not noticed ) February 25 89 — March U 115 — Ani-it 22 Ill 70 May 31 121 — Jiuie 22 130 90.5 (on 15tli) July 21. 119 81 August 9 135 81 September 13 131 85 October 5 m 72 November 2 log 59 December 5 96 67 January, 1839. GORANNIENSIS. TUESDAY'S MARKET.—We had this day a very good supply of store stock, but fat beasts and pigs were rather scarce, the former averaging from 5d. to 6d. per lb., and the latter 7s. per score; and sheep 6id. to 7!d. per lb.; potatoes, 7s. per sack; beef, mutton, and pork, 6jd. to 7jd. per lb. The quotation of wheat this 2 2 week is 39s. 7d., and barley, 32s. 21; imperial quarter. SPORT NEAR ABERGAVENNY. The Field commissioner continues his articles on sport in South Wales. The second paper will disappoint many readers in this part of the county, the writer treating with unnecessary and unmerited flippancy the topics on which he touches. Here is a part of his article :— There are two or three goodbrooka nearAbergarew17, besides the river Monnow. Tha.Monnow contains an abundant supply of fine trout, which run from near Jib. to lib. and over, and it is a very pretty stream to fish, the fij.h taking either fly or minnow freely. There is a little difficulty in obtaining leave to fi?h it. A small portion of it belongs to C. LI >yd, Esq., to whom also belongs a good stretch of a very pretty little brook, the Hondau, which runs into tho Mounow. Mr. L'oyd is most liberal towards strangers. But the Hondhu wants rain to do much good in it, and the fish are n')t large. A good long range of the river Monnow belongs to a farmer, near the Pandy station, whose name has escaped my memory, but who is a capital f-llo v, and seldom refuses permission to a gentleman. This very nice little trout river can also be fished at Monmouth, one of the hotels there having a portion cf it. I wont to it two days, a id did but little, unfortunate in the weather, some three or four brace of fish, under and about |!b each, being my basket, though I subsequently saw some very nice baskets of fish of from b. to lib., ten or twelve brace of fish, without counting smaller ones. The min- now is a favouriie bait in the Monnow but when a fresh is just coming on (not a.fta one, when the fish are gorged) they take the worm very freely. When the water is low a good fly-fisher may do something. Besides these there is the Griua, a pretty little brook some six miles from Abergavenny, which contains abundance of small fish. One day, the weather being too bright for fhhiog, I took a scramble to the top of Sugar Loaf "fountain, ao imposing-looking peak of a hill at a distance, and above 2,000 feet high, but it was not very difficult to climb, save that immediate part which one mi^ht suppose to represent the loaf itself; and this really in its desola- tion, its ragged and savage cone, surrounded at its base by huge rocks (lumps of sugar, I suppose), reft by storms and time from its crnggy peak, actually gave it an un- posing air, very akin to grandeur. The view from the top is very extensive, I believe. The ships may be seen sailing in the Bristol Channel, I understand and, in- deed, you may see a very fine view-at least so I was told. Howbeit, odd as it may sound, positively I did not see it. The day was fine-enough, but I don't remem- ber loo-king at the view, and if I did, it certainly did not attract my attention. I was- rather engaged in looking at mosses- and lichens, and cricking stont's, besides look- ing about on all sides for the King's Chair, a few rude stones which have, either by purpose or accident, taken that form, and finding some half-d^am refts and cran- nies, any of which might possibly claim as near a-n ap- proach to a dÝeJ d'eeuvre from G-vtlow's as tlu-so sort of I remains usually do, and not being able to decide which I. was the original chair, I sat in every thing which pre- dented that appearance, not to bj di appointed. Fumid some of them dam-p, some uncomfortable, and one TO craggy and ragged as to rend my That disgusted me,, so I came down the hill with a very small opinion of it, and then found that I had not sat in the right seat after all. I felt very much like Sir Charles Coldstream in regard- to these mountains, Seen heaps of 'em— nothing in'em." Tho scenery is aii pretty, but little; looks as if it bad been turned out of a bandbox and made to be walked over by tourists at so much a week, as folks-used to go to ]?.->sherville. Well,, there is only one co!.ration—th t of b ung a trifle before the tourist- tide; would one could anyhow get beyond it altogether, for they oertainly do spoil all the nice placcs. How- ever, I suppose Coekaeydem, which is not by any means confined to London, must have vent, an lone wouldn't be inclined to utter a civil growl at the hardly-worked young man from Howell and James's or Stagg and ManteTs ".nvesting in a stout pair of shoes and a knap- sack, if lie would leave his ijondon manners ar.d customs to keep company with his patent leathers for a season, and not over fee waiters and guides. The Breeon Canal, which runs by Abergavenny, contains an abundance of very fine trout indeed, but they are difficult to move in the dead water, though occasionally a urace or two may be taken with a minnow, and they will mostly run from-^ b. to l^'b., and some of them will even go over that. I was pulling my minnow out of the water one evening after fishing it,, when a huge yellow monster of at le tst 5ib. weight rushed at the minnow, and threw himself almost entirely out; of the water after it as it rose into the air however, as he had a good view of us, L cou) t not tempt him to-try the flivour of my Allies' a second time. With regard to the shouting at Abergavenny, there is some very good.cock ground in the neighbourhood, and occasionally the sport is pretty good with them. There are also a few proprietors roundahout who are beginning to preserve, and.no doubt, in a few years, their efforts will repay them.ls there are, even now, a good spr:nklin<» of pheasants and a few hares, &c,, and the country is decidedly favourable. I cannot, however, but think that there is a good deal of do..m ight, open, unreatraiued poaching going on. I saw a scene one night which at least would warrant one in supposing so. I was soming down the large oastle meadow one evening by the river side, and as 1 walked along I heard a partridge calling away beyond the further extremity of it. Presently I came upon four fellows, armed with guns, and standing in a "line along the river's bank, sWut thirty or forty yards apart. There was a pair of birds with a neat thereabouts. One of the birds had been seen to cross the river here, and these four vagabonds were waiting to massacre it on its return—nice lads! I think and tlÏlst tbe bird was too wide-oh for them." The writer adds a passage referring to R iglan Castle :— Whilst at Abergavenny, of course one day must be given to Raglan Castle. Ttie drive to Riglan is-delight. .n ful, and the castle itself f.ir surpasses anything of the kind I ever 81\ I have seen many ruins, both savage and picturesque, in my wanderings, and were it possibte to make oae out of the half-dozen I-have aeen, it would come far short of Raglan. I had brought with me a sketch book, but the superabundant wealth of subjects rn Ide it appear an absurdity, so I contented myself with baying a beak. of views." He then has a ciib" out of (he guide books, and a iilly grumble at the pic-nic and pleasure parties being suffered to enjoy themselves in the ruins., We are sur- ptised to find a sportsman indu'ging in. such exploded sentimentality.
TREDEGAR. A deputation of the tradesmen of the town of Tredegar waited upon Mr. R. P. Davis, manager, at Bedwelty. house, for the purpose of having an interview with him and his principal agents, relative to the long pay- They were most courteously received by all parties, and nothing could exceed the- straightforward conduct cf the-agents, who explained to the deputation, that as- every workman received his money in cash weekly, it was- to their advantage to have long settlements of six. and seven weeks. The workmen thus lost onlv about four days in the quarter,, whereas with four and fh-e weeks' settlements, they lost seven days. This made a difference of nearly 7.1 per cent, in their wages, which must be as injurious to the tradesmen of the town as to the woikmcn themselves. In deference to the opinion of tire deputation, who appeared to disagree with the views thus expressed by the agents, Mr. Davis. coa- sented, after the expiration of the present quarter, to give weekly draws in cash, as heretofore, and to make settlements every five weeks.
BLAENAVON. During the past week three deaths have occurred in this neighbourhood, in consequence of fever. Ephraim Butt, a young man vespecte 1 by all who knew, him, has fallen a victim t) thedisease, and was interred on Monday last. A CHILD LOST ox. THE Morvr.vi.v.—On Monday evening a little girl, nine years of a,'e, having been sent on an errand from Pwlldu to this place missed her way, and walked to the mountain, where she wandered all night, and was not discovered until between eight and nine o'clock on the following morning. When it is remembered that the night was very cold, her years somewhat tender, and that the district was a. dangerous one, it will appear not a little remarkable that she escaped unhurt. ————
MONMOUTH. MONMOUTH MARKET, SATURDAY.THIS day's market was very thinly attended in almost every department, with a most decided scarcity of purchasers. Among the butchers' trade it was extremely flat, many carcases being taken horn" unsold. In ths vegetables there was a small attendance, and the stock exhibited very limited. Beef, mutton, and pork realised the average pjice of 6d. to 8d, per lb. A tolerably good show of poultry, fowls fetching 3s. 6d. per couple; due*?, 4s Gd, ditto; geese, about Sd. per lb buttei, Is. oi ditto. Potatoes, good, 7s. and 8s. per sacij. neat, os. od. per bushel of SOtbs.; barley, 21s. to 22s. per sack; oats, 16s. ditto flour, 2Ss. per sack. MONTHLY MISSIONARY MEETINGS.—The first of a series of meetings of this description was held in. Glen- dower-utrect Chapel, on Monday hst. This being the commencement of a course of addresses, the subject on the occasion assumed the form of an Introductory Address." The Rev. W. Campbell agreeably amused an attentive auditory by his happy style. ATIIEN-T:UM AND LITERARY INSTITUTE.—The Rev. Walt'-r Hill, on Tuesday evening last, delivered the first of two lectures, the subject being The Superstition of the Ancients." It is very gratifying t,) see gent'emen step forward voluntarily to deliver leotures for the A'be- nffium, an institution, which all must admit, bestows in- calculable benefits upon its members and the community generally. It is almost needless to state that the lecture was numerously and respectably attends, and the maa'er'y meaner in which the Rev. Lecturer handled his subject excited the interest and ri vetted the attention of his audience. At the conclusion a vote of thanks was ntoved to the lecturer by the Rev. R. Jacuson, which was seconded by the Rev. Mr. Davis, and received with ac- clamation. LECTURESHIP OF JONES S ALMSHOUSES.—We hear that the Rev. J. D. Watherstor, head master of Jones's Gram-nar School, has b ten appointed by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, to fill the vacant post of lecturer to the above institution. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY.—[Before T. Prosser and Thorn is Watkius, Eaqrs.] — B mjamin Taylor, of Ashton under-Lyne, Lancashire, was brought up in the custody of Superintendent Wheledon, suspected of boing a de-sorter from her Majesty's 43th Regiment of Foot!' He was branded on tho side with the letter D. But bis statement is that he had enlisted in 1310, and had deserted from Devizes in lS-lfj, but had srico then re- joined the regiment, and had been tried by a Court Martial; and 0 after serving in the Crimean war, had re- ceived his discharge at the reduction of the army. As he could not produce his discharge, he was ordered to be re- manded till communication be had with the War Office,