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of,-It lutrlihpce. Lord and Lady Raglan are passing the sea- son at the Earl Beau-shamp's, M vlvesfield Court, W or- cestershire. The noble Lord and her Ladyship will not return until early in February. THE FANCY DRESS BALL AT TREDEGAR-PARK. —Among the fancy dresses worn at the ball given by Sir Charles and Lady Mo gan on Twelfth Night, which was referred to in our last, the following may be men- tioned. The list is noi a complete one, a number ofiatlies and gentlemen wearing dresses of a superb character, which scarcely admitted of description — LADIES' DRESSES. The Lady Cecilia Convugbam—Water Nymph. The Ladv Caroline Stirling—Marchioness of Rockingham. The Lady Francis Conynghain—Morning Star. Lady Walker -Twilight. The Hon. Mrs. Mundv Madame Mere. Lady M organ—Piincesse de Lambrelie. Mrs. Williamson Border. Miss Morgan—Naut h (Dancing Girl.) Miss Sterling —Dress after alteioe. Miss Mundy — Sp^ui^h Lady. Miss Emma Muuely-Sun. Miss Bradford—Venetian L;t Iv. Miss Julia Bradford—Her Snivante. The MisS's Jones, of Clytha—Dresses of tne 17th century. Miss Searle-Ditto. Miss Gwvnne Holford—Ditto. Miss Lewis, of Tydee TlJe .Maid of Lola. Miss Collins, of Duffryn— Walteine, Miss AViIliams, of Caerle<n—Greek Girl. The Misses Brewer Summer and Autumn. Lady Loduey, Mrs. Vilmau, the Misses Milman—Full dress I' GENTLEMEN'S DRESSES. The Marquis of CoQyngham—-Donegal Militia Uniform. Lord Francis Conyugham—Naval Uniform. Sir Charles Morgan, Bart.—Beaufort Hunt. Sir George Walker, Bart. -Highland Cui. f Mr. Williamson, of Lawers Highland Lairu. Captain Lindsay-Riíll) Biigado. Admiral Mundy—Chinese Mandarin. Colonel P. Mundy-Twopenny Postman. Hon. L'ovd Kenyon—-?hrop*hiie Yeomamy. Mr Arthur Morgan — Piince of Delhi. Mr. Lewis, of Tydec-Rus",ian Costume. Conway Lloyd, of Dinas—Z )nave Officer. Penry Lloyd, of Dinas-Il Trovatore. John Lloyd, of Dinas—Turk. Mr. Powell, ol The Gaer —Earl of Leicester. Mr. Morgan, of Rupevra—Buihi Lbizouk. Captain F. Morgan, of Tredegar Zouave. Mr. Cartwright—Cavalier of tie 16tli Century. Mr. George Homfrav,—Robin Hood. Capt. M-cdonnell, of Plascewydd—91st Highlander. Capt. Parry, of Callow House—Monmouthshire Hunt. Major Herbert -Monmouthshire Militia. Colonel Last and the officers of tlio Fusileers—Uniform. BANKRUPTCY OF MB. THOMAS NICHOLSON, OF LTDSEY.—We stated in a tormer number that this gentleman had successfully passed his finiil examination, and it was considered that his certificate would follow, as a matter of course—considering that the worst case, that could possibly have been made out against him, was made by himself, he not attempting for a moment to excuse the error he committed in carrying on large Collieries with insufficient means, but which error did not in the remotest degree bor ler on, or b3ar any complexion or similitude to commercial crimes It was incident to his finding funds, which his firm temporarily wanted, and his having r course to financial expedients for raising money so generally followed and S,) geuerallv known in the commercial world. Mr Nicholson, our readers know, was one of the official managers of the un- fortunate Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire Bank, and its shareholders, and, inleed, all in this district, should ever rememher that but for his talent, great humanity, and immense energy, without for a moment wishing to underrate the valuable services of his two ablt. colleagues, ruin would have overtaken many, in fact almost irreparable injury, nearly all connected with the fallen Bank. All this should be now felt and grate- fully remembered. Alas that a man who has done so much for others did so little for himsulf. But such is life-so many the uusife rounds of the ladder by which we would mount to fame and fortune- Thn ceitifLaie of Mr. Nicholson has been opposed- we are sorry for it --but it is onlv for a time. The non-opposition of the assignees, which Mr. Bagley would have attiiouted to the debts of the assignee being secured, arose, we think, as expressed by the learned Commissioner, fi cin the fac' of their opinion of the honesty and truthfulne-s of the bankrupt. The case camebefoie theCi urt.'n Bristol,for adjudicationonTuesday. Mr. Abbot, of the firm ot' Abbot, Lucas, and Leonard, on behalf of the assignees offered no oppositionto the granting of a certificate. They were convinced 'he bankrupt's endeavours had been. not or his own personal advantage, but for the benefit of the partnership to which be belonged. Mr Ba^l-^y barrister, of London, opposed the baukrupt s having a certificate now, on behalf of Mr. Bennett, creditor for £ 700; Mr. Xnuian f £ «0 and Mr. Squires, for £ 70. Mr Ka°dey entered into a long consideration of the balance- sheet, contending that it did not afford the requisite amount of information to enable the court "ow to adjudi- cate on the case. He moved that the meeting be adjourned for the purpose of having an investigation into the bank- rupt's transaction, in connection with his partners, and that the accounts be adjusted. Mr. E<;lin, who appeared for the bankrupt, contended that the balance-sheet was Buffi i .ntly correct, and thought the application was too late; it bli- uill have been made at the sitting for the last examination. Mr. Abbot for the assignees, said it was their duty, and not th it of individual creditors, to make such an investigation, which they intended to do. Mr. Baglay having replied, his Honour said it w .s obvious the investigation would clear up the matter, and render the duty of the court less onerous lie should recommend the genltemen engaged for the assignees and the bankiupt to assent to the adjournment. Mr. Abbot said the assignees hail no objection. His Honour then said it wouid be better for the gentlemen to retire, and come to an arrangement between themselves, which they did, the meeting being adjourned for three months. THE COMMERCIAL I.OOM.—The adjourned annual general meeting of the subscribers to this institu- tion was held on Friday evening last, Mr. James Brown occu: ving the chair Mr. Thomas Latch w s unanimously elected treasurer, the meeting expressing its warn: seas-of his useful services during the perio I he has held the office. Mr. Wells intimated a wish to resign his offi. ■ of hon. secretary, and Mr. R. G, Cullum was proposed in his stead, bnt upon being requested by the meeting, Mr. Well- .-anted to fill the post another yeir. The following 'i lemen weie appointed to act as the committee during lo/) Mr. 3 Vernon, Mr R. J. Cathcart, Mr. J. Brown. Mr S. C. Grimes, Mr. H Oakley, Mr. C Sim; son, Mr. N. Hewert- son, Mr. W. Graham, Mr. C. Lewis, Mr. A..1. Minphy, Mr. E. Buckingham, and Mr Toogojd. Reference iva- made to the abstraction of newspapers and magazines from the room, and a feeling of indignation was generally expressed tht per-ons should be base enough to steal," as Mr. W. Evans truly denominated the offence', the property of the subscribers. Several gentlemen said they hoped the offender would be discovered, and Mr. Wells announced that when this is the case a prosecution will certainly be instituted. A vigilant watch will be kept for the purpose of discovering the perpetr-.tor of the mean acts referred to. Mr. R.G. Cutlum called the attention of the meeting to the sum annually lai,1 Ollt i" paper and envelopes in(i stated that these wruing materials were almost entirely consumed by three or four persons, who made the room their office TLis remark was corroborated by several other gentlemen present, and on the motion of Mr. Cullum, it was resolved that for the future one halfpenny per sheet shall be charged for paper, the curator supplying all persons who require it. A conversation also took place on the question whether it would be advisable to c >ntinue having news from the telegraph company, but it was decided by a majority to leave the matter in th, ha i Is if the committee. Mr. W. Evans, in the course of tlle discussion, remarked that the morning news had been of a most uninteresting character, often consisting merely of abstracts of the Time" articles, and even those were sometimes not place 1 on the board till after the arrival of the leading journal. Mr. R. J. Cathcart ob- served that the price of spelter" was given pretty regularly, and other gentlemen added that the news was not of a wel1 selected or useful cha'acter. Other minor subjects came before the meeting, after which the sale of papers and magazines was proceeded with. We give the prices at which the stock was disposed of, the figures b tween parentheses denoting the original price of the magazines The Times", 3d two other copies 2^1. each ^Qln? Chronicle," l$d Morning 1'ost, lji ai y 2d. Standard," .}d. "Morning Hera.d, lfd. Sun, 2d. "Globe," |d. "Bell's Life,' Id "Punch," M "Household Words," 11,1. "Mark Lane Express, ljd; "Spectator," 3d.; "Economist, 2}d.; Athec»u.n,„ ^ld.; "MonmouthshireBeacon, 'Id "Cardiff Giiauliau, fd. "Millland Counties Herald," id. "BiistolMercury, Id Mining Jouriitl," I.J,i "fllustrateJ News." oil. Liverpool Advertiser," \d. "Hereford Times, 1^1. "Railway Journal," Id. Birmingham Gazette," jd. Railway Times," l.^d. Tait's Magazine, (Is ) 7ad.; I Sporting Magaz ne," (2s. 6J.) Is. 3d. 11 New Quarterly Review," (2s. 6d.) h.; Edinburgh Review," (6s.) 33. 6d.; Quarterly Review," (63.) 3s. GJ. Fraser's Magazine," (2s. 6d.) l3.61.i- Blackwood's Magazine," (2s 61.)Is. 8d.; Dublin University Magazine," (2s 6d.) Is. 9d. Satur- day Review," (6d.) 3Ad. ( ork Reporter," 2d.; Gates- head Observer," Id Navy List, b. Id. Bradahaw's Guide "il J Army List," 3d "Postal Guide," We understand that two or three new periodicals will be recommended to the committee, among others Notes and Queries" Before the meeting separated the following resolutiou was unanimously carried That all subscrip- tions jhonld be paid on o before the 1st of March in each year, and that notice to that tfiect be posted up in a con- spieaous place in the room, stating also that unless paid by that period the names of defaulters vill be published." The proceedings terminated with a vote of thunks to the chairman. PROPOSED NEW STREET.-At the last meet- ing of the Local Board of Health, a carefully prepared plan was submittel by the Town Surveyor, of a proposed new ioad from High-street to Marshes road, which, if car- ried out, would not only be a great boon to the public, but also an improvement to the private property in the neigh- bourhood. This new road will average more than 30 feet in width, and have favourable gradients, and will relieve to a considerable extent the present heavy traffic that passes through Thomas-street. The principal item in the cost of this proposed work, will be compensation to land- owners but we hope that those gentlemen will see the advantages connected with such a work, aDd deal with the Board in a liberal manner. BURTAL BOARD.—A meeting of the rate- payers of the borough of Newport and parishof St. AVoo!os, was held in the vestry-room of the parish church on Mon- day, for the purpose of filling up the vacancies caused by day. for the purpose of filling up the vacancies caused by the retirement of the members going out of office by rota- tatiou. The retiring members for the borough were Messrs. W. S. Cartwright, Edward Dowling, and William Graham. The two first-named gentlemen not desiring re- election, Mr. Graham only was re-elected, having been nominated by Mr. Jack, and seconded by Mr. Spritt. Upon the proposition of Mr. R. Graham, seconded by Mr. Hunt, Mr. Thomas Woollett was chosen in the room of Mr. Dowling and upon the motion of Mr. R. Graham, seconded by Mr Morrison, Mr. W. M. Jack was ap- pointed in Mr Cartwright's place. The retiring members for the parish, Alderman Latch, Mr. M. Moriison, and Mr. James Brown, were again elected, a resolution to that effect having been proposed and seconded respectively by Mr. R. Graham and Mr. Handy. This was the whole of the business, which was terminated by a vote of thanks to Mr. \Y. Murray Cllpp, who was called upon to preside in the ahesnce of the vicar at the opening of the meeting. The attendance was small, comprising the Chairman, the Rev. Edward Hawkins. M.A., Vicar Alderman Latch .Messis. M. Morrison W. M. Jack, Hunt, R. Graham, Spritt, Handy, and Powell and Mr. J. F. Mullock, Clerk to the Board. CHRISTCIIURCH LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. The fortnightly meeting was held on Wednesday even- ing. Mr. Evans presided, and Messrs. Williams and Moody, with the clerk, Mr Kessicli, were also in attend- ance —Mr. Isaac Hayger, of Merriot-place, was intro- duce!, and complained of the drainage of the premises, the property of Mr. Da we.—The Inspector of Nuisances, P.S. Beswick. said there was an open cesspool, and a con- nection with the old drain existed, which, however, would not act..He bad spoken to Mr. Dawe, who had promised to remedy it.—The Board resolved that notice should be given to Mr. Dawe to make the necessary con- nection with the ne.v sewer. -Mr. Hayger then spoke of the bad state of the footpath, and wished to know whether the IJoard could not direct something to be done. He was informed that as it had not been made a public high- way, they had no power t,) interfere. Air. Hayger re- marked that two houses were empty, doubtless from the inconvenient and dirty approach. For 5s. or 6s. it might be made passable, and ho thought it very short-sighted policy on the part of the landlord.—The minutes of the last two meetings were then read. — in answer to the Chairman, Mr. Moo ly said the surface drainage was com- pleted, and the Clerk stated the purpoit of the letter sert by him to Messrs. Helps and Whitcombe in reply to their communication —namely, that the work taken by George Lockier was proceeded with by parties appointed by the Board, some of it being in a dangerous condition, and that a return of the quantities would be made.—Mr. Wring's report was read. He stated that he had collected upon the general rate JE23 ii. 6d., and upon the special rate JE19 3s making a total of £ 42 30}. 6d. From the bank books, it appeared that at the end of December a balance in favour of t',e Board remained of £()6 odd upon the drainage account, and that upon the gene- ral the btlituce for the Board amounted to 13s lOd.—A letter was read from Mr. George Sturley, announcing his intention to build a house in Vic- toria-avenue, on lot 116, bounded by Turner and Fradsham. A plan of the proposed building was enclosed. The requisite permission was given, subject to certain alterations in the plan.-A notice to build seven houses, with the requisite plans, was received from Mr. John Jones—the houses to front Maindee-parade. The plan was approved.—Mr. Garde attended, and said he was about to lay down paving opposite his house in Albert- street but there was a difficulty in so doing, owing to the manner in which the adjoining pavement had been pi ced by Mr. Hoskins. The members present agreed to form themselves into a committee to examine the place, and report upon the matter to the next meeting—Seve- ral bii;s were ordered to be paid.—The other business calls for no meution. REVISION OF SCHOOL CERTIFICA.TE. The certificate of the National School, Newport, has been raised two decrees, and the inspector's report speaks in high terms of the manner in which the pupils are taught by Mr. Thomas, the master, and his assistants. FAREWELL SUPPEB.—Mr. Charles Sainsbury being about to leave this country for Australia, a party of friends supped with him on Thursday evening, at the house of his uncle, the Castle Inn, Commercial-road. Ti e supper provided was in idl respects unexceptionable. With Mr. Jidin llober s as president, and Air. Henry C. Folk filling the vice-chair, a most comfortable and social eveniug was spent, the wishes entertained and expressed by the company for the prosperity, success, and ultimate safe return of their friend being as oft repeated as they were sincere. Among other t"asts, of course, the The health of Mr. Charles Sainsbury" was the principal, and it was drunk with a hearty unanimity. The compliment was appropriately acknowledged, but the pang ot' separa- tion was evidently keenly felt. For a considerable time the party continued to enjoy themselves, nor did they tliiuk of breaking up until the wee sma' hours" The experiments in Electro-Biology were resumed on Thursday evening at the Town Hall by Mr. and Miss Montague. The room was densely crowded in all parts, anA numbers of persons were unable to obtain admittance Mr. Montague defenlted the science pf which he is a professor, in a forcible manner, and subsequently .succeeded in performing some curious experiments. He drew several persons from the audience by his "passes," and produced a variety of other results, which the audience acknowledged by warm applause. He took a good deal of pains to impress the sceptical persons in the room, and in many cases seemed to be successful. Miss Montague afterwards performed experiments of a more laughaMe character, and the audience were kept in a state of the utmost hi Parity. The entertainment was for the benefit of the Dispensary. Mr. Walter Rowton gave his entertainment under the alliterative title, Merry Thoughts of Merry Men," on Tuesday evening, at the Town Hall. The room was well filled. The opening of the lectuie was much too elaborate and discursive, while the connecting remarks were not a) A ays of the most happy description. Mr. Rowton travels away from his subject pretty frequently, and his observations on literary wen and the position in which they are placed, were mistaken and ill-considered. Literary men of he present day are not suffering under the evils which Mr. Rowton pathetically complains of, nor do they stand in need of that compassionate treat- ment which he takes unnecessary pains to solicit on their behalf. Moreover, this is not a subject a mixed audience cave to hear much about, nor is a lecturer at Mechanics' Institutions the most competent man to deal with it. The "illustrations"—or more properly extracts—given fiom the writings of Dickins, Barham, Blanchard, and Hood were excellent, and Mr. Rowton acted the various parts with skill and success. The Tupman love scene from Pickwick was effectively produced, and the composition of the valentine to Mary by Sam Well-r and his father, was eqnaliy meritorious. Why should the text of the latter passage have been doctored, even in the slightest degree, by Mr. Rowton ? His audience were too seusib'e to have been shocked, even had he given We ler his original expressions. On the whole, the lecture will be interesting enough whl.n the pruning knife basbeen unsparingly used iu its present state it is too long, if not too prosy. POLICE BUSINESS.—It is satisfactory to be aide to state that our police returns show that this town shares with the whole kingdom, the decrease of crime so plainly observable. Notwithstanding the pressure upon all classes for some time past, it is a fact beyond dispute, that the business t police cour:s and quarter sessions has been less than during the same season for many years past. t more than one place maillen sessions have been held. It may here be remarked, that the trade of this port is slightly improved since onr last publication. We sincerely hope thatapeiiod of prosperity is" looming in the future;" and that working classes especially may be recompensed fur the trials and privations they have undergone, and so patiently borne. THE MILITARY BANDS.—On Sunday last the town was cnli venell by the performances of a brass and a drum and fife band, attacbei to the 21st Regiment, now in the barracks. The commanding officer has couiteously expressed himself willing to give these bands permission to play at any time, but at present they are daily prac- tising, having been only recently formed. However, on Sunday t' ey performed various tunes very well, and they will doubtless soon reach a higher state of proficiency. It is much to the credit of the bandmaster that they have improved so much in so short a space of time. We understand that Messrs. Bailey and Co., bankers at Newport, Abergavenny, and Monmouth, have admitted into partnership with them Mr. Charles Nieholsoii, late manager of the Bank of England at Swansea. LOCAL AND DISTRICT F AIHS.Ionmouthshire —January 17, Magor. Brecoiishire- January 17, Trecastle -27, Hay. Herefordshire—January 25, Ledbury—26, Kington. Montgomeryshire—January 13, Lianfyllin-17, W elshpool- 22, Llanidloes—24, Newtown. Radnorshire —January 21, Knigh'on. THE CATTLE MARKET, on Wednesday, was upon the moderate average of the last few weeks. Beef ruled from 6Ad., and mutton from 6,11 to <M. per lb. BRISTOL BANKRUPTCY COURT.-Re Rictvird Chase, Bristol, ch esefactor.—The bankrupt came up on his adjourned last examination, supported by Mr. Edlin (in- structed by Mr. Henderson). Mr. W. Beva.n opposed on behalf of the assignees. From an examination of the bankrupt, it appeared that three debts of large amounts, owing bv him to Mr. F. Adams, of Bristol Messrs. Emer son, of Batheaston, and Messrs. Fernn of Temple Cloud, had been released by a receipt in full of all demands, given in consideration of the payment of one shilling to each of the creditors It also appeared that on the dissolution ot tho partnership of Chase, Ruscoe, and Cundy, a sum of upwards of £4,000 was found to be due from the bankrupt by Messrs Barnard, Thomas, and Co., the accountants employed to wind up the estate. The bankrupt, how- ever, disputed his liability, and filed a bill in Chancery for the purpose of having the partnership account taken, the result of which was that tho officer of the court, before whom the account was taken, found that the bankrupt was indebted to the estate in rather more than £ 2,9 )0. He however, disputed the account, and had moved for an adjournment, to re-iew the matter. These facts had not boen fullv set forth in the balance-sheet, and. on the bank- rupt undertaking to amend the account in this respect, he passed his last examination, all opposition being reserved for the certificate meeting.





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