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Monmouthshire Midsummer Sessions.



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ALTERATION IN THE LAWS OF CRICKET.—The alterationfo in the laws of cricket, as revised by the members of the Marylebone Club, came into operation on Monday. The tenth law (as amended) now stands thus:—The ball must be bowled, not thrown or jerked, and the hand must not be above the shoulder in delivery and whenever the bowler shall so closely infringe on this rule as to make it difficult for the umpire to judge whether the ball has been delivered within the true intent and meaning of this rule, the umpire shall call no ball." 'I'he twelfth law-If the bowlei shall toss the ball over the striker's head, or bowl it so wide as not fairly to be within reach of the batsman, the um- pire shall adjudge one run to the parly receiving the innings, and such ball shall not be reckoned as one of the tour balls but if the batsman can bring himself within reach of the ball, the run shall not be adjudged. GRAND REVIEW IN HYDE PARK.— The grand review, which was intended to have taken place on Satuiday last, but post- poned in consequence of the very unfavourable state of the wea- ther, took place on Monday morning in HIlJe Park, in the pre- sence of her Mnjesty, his Royal Highness Prince Albeit, and their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke of Wellington, and other illustrious and noble personages. Not- withstanding the early part of the morning wasvery unpropitiuus, a vast concourse of persons assembled in the patk. A few minutes before eleven o'clock the line was formed for the recep- tion of her illaiestv and her illustrious visitors. The 1st and 3d battalions occupied the right. and the 1st and 2d battalions of Scots Fusileer Guards the left front, the 1st and 2d Regiment of Life Guards the extreme right. The 4th Regiment of Light Dragoons, from Hounslow. with a detachment 01 the 2d baiaiion of Grenadier Guards from the Tower, kept the ground. General the Hon. E. Lygon commanded the cavalry, Colonel Drum. mond the infantry, and Viscount Combermere commanded in chief. Her Majesty, Prince Albert, the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke of Wellington, the Marquess of Anglesea, Lord Saltoun, and several other officers of distinction arrived on the ground at eleven o'clock. The royal party was received with militaiy honours, the bands playing the national anthem. After the line was inspected it broke into subdivisions, and marched pant in slow and quick time, afier which several evolutions were per. formed with the utmost precision, firing by platoons, sections, and small files. The regiments then wheeled into line and fired a volley, and a general salute was given. Her Majesty and the Queen of the Belgians arrived in an open landau, and appeared in excellent health and spiiils, and were hailed with every de- monstration of loyalty. THE LAW OF DEODANDS.—By the Bill now before the House of Commons (which has passed the House of Lords,) all deo- dands and forfeiture of chattels moving to or causing death, are to be abolished from and after the 1st September next. THE CONIF.T.-At Medina del Campos, on the 12th of June, at 9 hours 45 minutes P.M..observed a comet at about 10 degrees above horizon, and five degrees noi th of magnetic north nucleus of considerable magnitude, perhaps three times the apparent size of Jupiter, tail broad, and two or three degrees in length. Its brightness was sufficient to catch the eye with readiness. Tne night was clear, the moon shining brightly. Being only pro- vided with a small field-glass, and having no theodolite or similar instrument with us, we could not take any accurate observation of its position. &e. GREAT RUNNING MATCH FOR FIFTY POUNDS.-On Mon- day the foot race between Openshaw (of Bury) and Cook (the Greenwich cowboy), two well-known runners, came off at the Rosemary Branch grounds, at Peckham. The distance contested was ten miles, and the affair attracted a large assemblage of per. sons. In betting Openshaw was the favourite. The ground was measured and other preliminaries arranged, when the start was effected both men rattled away at a quick pace, and covered the first mile in five minutes, ten seconds. They continued at their match and performed the fourth mile in twenty-two minutes and ten seconds, Cook being at a lead of forty yards, and half the contesting distance was IItromplished by Cook in thirty minutes and fifteen seconds, and at 120 yards advance; at the seventh mile Cook appeared to relax his speed, and Openshaw made ground. Both men appeared distressed at the eighth mile, but exerteil every effort for the gaol, and at the turn of the ninth mile Cook was at a good lead, and obviously had winning cer- tain. His opponent struggled, but without avail, and Cook ran in an easy winner, amidst the cheers of his friends. The ten miles of ground was run over by the winner in 6S minutes, 35 seconds. Money was circulated freely, and a large amount was transferred on this occasion. On Monday hst the Queen held a Court and Privy Council at Buckingham Palace after which an investiture of the Older oftheBath took plare, at which Sir Robert Otway had the honour of being raised to the dignity of Knight Grand Cross of that Order; and Colonel Sir James Dennis, and Rear Admiral Strade, were created Knights Commanders of the Bath. Mr. Henry Lytton Bulwer, our minister at Madrid, and the hon. Bingham Baring, Paymaster of the Forces, were sworn as Privy Councillors. The Marquess of Westminster was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ihe county of Chester. At the grand dinner tbe chief guests were the King and Queen of the Belgians. On Monday Prince George of Cambridge was invested as a Grand Cioss Knight of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. The Earl of Traquair having offered rewards for the destruction of wasps, the extraordinary number of 18,876 wasps nests were destroyed in one parish in three weeks. The Lord Chancellor has appointed John William Jones, of Lydney, near Newoharo, in the county of Gloucester, Gent., to be a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery. RAILWAY SPE.ED.-In the course of a recent examination of Mr. Brunei, before a parliamentary committee, that gentleman staled that, notwithstanding the increased speed of the new fast trains, the maximum rate of sped on the Great Western line is not yet attained it will be much greater." And Mr. Gooch, of the locomotive department, stated that last Saturday week, in a train of 63 tons, he went at a speed of 65 miles an hour. The Mayor of Leeds has instituted strong proceedings against the unfortunate canine race of that town. No fewer than lo(j dogs were destroyed by hi, ordeis last week. Seventy were killed in one afternoon by prussic acid. AIR. VRNCENT.—Under the auspices of the Scottish Tempe rance League, Mr. Henry Vincent is about to prosecute a lour through the principal localties in Scotland. His first lecture is to be delivered in Glasgow early this month. The dinner 10 Mr. O'Connell in Galway, has been fixed for the 28th instan'. The Wexford repeal demonstration will take place about the same time. EXETEH ELLCioN.-On Monday it was announced that Ge- neral Brigg would be brought forward by the free-traders. Mi. Moore ainved on Sunday. The General came from Bath on Mooday. He was accompanied by Mr. Edward Davy, of Ford- ham, and was met at the station by Mr. Maunder, Mr. Besley, and Mr. Moore, and on arriving at his committee-rooms he was warmly greeted by the Liberals, and shortly afterwards the lion, and gallant General commenced his canvas. Tbe Tories huve not yet fixed on their candidate. On Monday moming, afoot-race of 140yards, between Franks and Ward (two amateur pedestrians), lor EIO., came off over a measured distance of the wood pavement in Oxford-street. At the start Franks took the lead, which be maintained, and won the race by two yards. At the conclusion of the race the specta- tors assembled were very nu.nerous. A person, named Dobbs, has commenced qui tarn actions against several English and Scotch newspapers lor publishing ad- vertisements of foreign lotteries. The Globe is sued for penal- ties amounling to £ 3,0C0. FOUL FATAL FIGHT.-On Monday Mr. Payne helrl a length- ened inquest at Guy's Hospital, on the body of James Boxall, aged 35, a sawyer. It appeared in evidence that early on the morning of that day week deceased, with a fellow workman, was drinking at the bar of the Rose public-house, Westminster road, and whilst so enga^el a cabman, named William Wallace, came in with some women, one of whom struck him wilh a key. He was going to retaliate, when deceased said, You are no man to strike a woman." Wallace, turning upon deceased, enquired "Cm you fight 1" and the latter answered Yee, enough for you." Wallace then stiuck him on the head, and ihey closed and fell. They had two more rounds, in each of which Wallace both butted and struck deceased with his fist in the lower part of the abdomen and left groin, knocking him down each time. After the last fill deceased complained of great pain all over him, and beini unable to walk, the landlord of the house, after giving him some cordial, caused him lo be carried home. The fight took place whilst the landlord was asleep in the parlour, and after he had removed twice previously the parties from his house. De- ceafed was brought to the above hospital on Tuesday week, and died in it on Saturday, from rupture of the bladder, the result, Nir. Cotton, house surgeon, said, of great external violence Verdict, Manslaughter against William Wallace," and the coroner went through the usual forms preparatory to his appre- hension aud trial. PROIECTIB RAILWAYS BEFORE PARLIA'IENT.-A very cutious reluin has just been laid before the house, in relation to pro- jected railways now before Parliament. It thence appears that the railways of which plans and sections have been deposited with the Railway Department of the Board of Trade amount in length, for Great Britain and Ireland, to no less than 8,980 miles, being thus nearly 24 times the length of England itself! The following are the proportions of the lines proposed to be made in the different countries of the United Kingdom Eng- land has as her share of these projected railways, 6,685 miles and a fraction; Scotlaud has about 1-IOlh the quantity-the proposed lines in that country only extending to 595 miles Ire- land, however, is far a-head of Caledonia ia this respect; and the Sister Isle has no fewer than 1,401 miles of railway projected to be laid down therein. These statements have regard only to the projected lines which are this session before Parliament for consi. deration. They do not include any portion of the numerous lines that have since, and are weekly, or rather daily, beiug brought forward, but merely give the length of the railways, plans for which were deposited with the Board of Trade towards the close of last year, in accoidance with the directions issued by the Rail- way Department of that board.—Globe. To LADIES. Avec de mauvais dents jamais femme n'etoit belle Avec de jolis dents jamais femme n'éloit laide.T. J- ROUSSFAU.—Value and importance of Artificial Teetn.-The teeth influence the form and expression ot the countenance much more than is generally imagined, and the finest face is disfigured i any of the teeth are lost, and a disagreeable impression is pr duced. Where the teeth are good, there is, when sPeak,in"'her smilingespecially, a fascination present, which prevents tu" examination of "the countenance.— Ihe Incorrodible .treet iroduced by Mr. Thomas. Surgeon-Dentist, 64, 13erners- street, Oxford-street, London, are fixed without extracting any teeth, or giving any pain whatever. They yfM W much mort economical than any others.