PONTYPOOL. POLICE COURT, FRIDAY. Before E. PROSSEE, Esq. REFRACTORY TItAMPS.-WilliaM Proctor, 34, and William Jackson, 30, tramps, were charged with refractory conduct at the Workhouse.—Mr T. Watkins, clerk to the Pontypool Board of Guardians, prosecuted, and said that the two men were admitted into the casual wards on Wednesday night. On Thursday morninor Jackson refused to do his task, stating that the vision of one of his eyes was defective. Proctor tore up his clothing, and had to be provided with new at the expense of the Guardians. The Guardians were determined to take these prosecutions, as the average number of tramps had increased 50 per cent. lately. Evidence having been given by the labour master, the prisoners were each sentenced to seven days' hard labour. POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. Before A. A. WILLIAMS, Esq. (in the chair), W. L. PRATT, Esq W. P. JAMES, Esq., and W, B. WITCHELL, Esq. OBJECTED TO BLACK MEN.—William Jones and Maria Jones, of Poutypool, were summoned for assaulting Thomas Smith, a coloured man, at Pontypool, on May 21st, and Mrs Jones charged Smith with assaulting her.—Thomas Smith, a Jamaican, but resident in England 18 years, said defendants had several times annoyed him. William Jones, on one occasion said to him, You are doing very well in this country?" He asked him why he said that. Defendant replied, "I see you have got a watch and chain. We ought not to allow you blacks to be in this country." On another occasion defendant hit him with a poker, and at another time the two defendants and their 6011 assaulted him. The man hit him on the jaw.- Thomas Polcher, another black, corroborated as to defendant striking Smith with a poker in the Bull Iun on Wbit Tuesday. -William Jones(defendant) went into the box and blamed Smith for all that had occurred.—Henry Macdonald, tinwoiker, and Arthur Walker, hawker, also said that Smith was to blame.—Maria Jones then gave evidence in support of the cross-summons. She said that Smith struck her and nearly knocked her into the fire.-In the result Jones was fined 5s, and the cases against Maria Jones and Smith were dismissed. MARITAL INFELICITY.- William Radford, of Garndiffaith, was charged with persistent cruelty to Harriet Radford, his wife, and also with assault- ing her at Garndiffaith, on May 22nd.— An effort, was made to settle the matter amicably, but it failed. Complainant stated that she had been married just over twelve months, and had one child. On one occasion defendant threw her on the fire. and on another prohibited her from entering the house. On May 22nd her husband struck her several times and abused her.-Crogs- examined She received from her husband and four brothers lodging with her about £ 4 10s per week, but she still said that defendant, had neglected to reasonably maintain her.—Defendant denied striking his wife.—The Bench said the case was a trivial one, and on the husband promising to give up the drink if his wife wont hack, the case was adjourned for a week to allow the parties to settle it. A BRUTAL ASSALILT.-William Thomas, collier, Caerphilly, was summoned for assaulting Joseph Rogers, at Pontnewydd, on March 17th.—Mr W. J. Everett prosecuted; defendant did not appear.—Prosecutor, who lives at 12, Grange- road, Pontypool, said that on March 17th, he went into the Cwmbran Gardens Hotel. Shortly afterwards Thomas went in and spoke to him. Later Thomas struck him on the jaw three times, breaking it. He had been in Newport Infirmary for nine weeks, and he was still in the doctor's handp.-Thomas Fry, labourer, of Pontnewydd, slated that he saw Thomas strike Rogers, on the jaw and back.—Mr Trehearne, of the Cwmbran Gardens Hotel, corroborated.—A fine of JE5 was imposed, 40, of which was o go to the prosecutor. In default of payment, Thomas will go to prison for a month; EMBBZZLBMENT.—Philip John Dendy. a Cardiff labourer, was brought up on remand, charged with embezzling the sum of 11 Os 8d, the property of Messrs R. T. Smith and Co., carriers to the Great Western Railway Company, at Pontypool, on Saturday, the 24th Mav.—Mr Reuben John Meadows, manager to the firm named, repeated the evidence given on the first occasion, to the effect that prisoner was engaged upon producing four years' good character from the Tyneside Engineer- ing Company, Cardiff, and commenced work on the following day (Saturday). He received the amount embezzled from Mrs Ellen Minor, whose husband keeps a grocery business in Trosnant- street, Pontyoool, for which he gave a receipt.— P C. Walter Jones, Pontnewydd, received prisoner into custody at the Central Police-station, Cardiff, on Tuesday.—Prisoner said there was no one in the goods yard to give the money to, and a fellow- carman advised him to take what money he required to pay his own wage. Prisoner had been given a lot of drink by several publicans in the town upon delivering beer to them. He went to Cardiff, and because the matter preyed upoij his mind he surrendered to the police. It was the first time he had been in trouble.—The Magistrates' Clerk informed the Bench that the Chief Constable of Cardiff had five convictions against the prisoner, one being for embezzlement in 1897.-Prisoner i said he did not remember thie.—He was sentenced to one month, with hard labour. OB TRUCTING.-John McCarthy, tailor, Ponty- pool, was summoned for obstructing the footpath in Commercial-street, Pontypool, on the 22nd May.—Evidence was given that defendant and several other young men obstructed the footpath by standing thereon. It appeared that the defendant refused to leave when asked to, and told the constable to mind his own business.—Fined 10s, the Chairman saying that this practice must be put a stop to. REFUSING TO QUIT.-WilliaM Watkins was summoned for being drunk and refusing to quit the Castle Hotel.—Mr D. Reid stated that the defendant was drunk and quarrelling with the customers. He refused to leave, aud witness had to -end for the police.—Fined 20s. MAINTENANCE.—John Thomas Griffiths, res- taurant keeper, Ross, was summoned by Mary Ann Smith, widow, George-street, Pontypool, to show cause, e*,C.-Mr W. J. Everett, solicitor, Pontypool, prosecuted.—Defendant did not appear.—An order for 43 per week and 40s costs was made. NEGLECTING TO SPKAG.—Thomas Matthews, collier, was summoned for neglecting to sprag his working place at Blaeuserchan Colliery, on May 9th, and was fined 20s. THEFT.-For stealing coal, Mary Bryant, a widow, was bound over to come up for judgment when called upon. ASSAULT.—Mary Ann Evans wag Isummoned for assaulting Elizabeth Harvey, at Abersychan, on May 22nd.—There was a cross-summons.—A fine of 10s in each case was imposed.
RAGLAN. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY. j Before S. C. BOSANQUET, E*q. (chairman), and Sir JOHN H. SBALB, Bart. EXTENSION.—Mrs Williams, of the Red Lion Inn, Bryngwyn, applied for two hours' extension on the 26th June. She explained that after the parish Coronation celebration, the young people were anxious to have a dance.—After some consideration, the application was granted. VACCINATION.—John Morgan, mason, Bryngwyn, applied for a vaccination exemption certificate in respect of his boy, Hector, born on the 22nd March. In reply to the Magistrates' Clerk (Mr Vizard) applicant said his reason was that the last child he had vaccinated gave great trouble. It was fix months before the marks healed up. it was 18 months before the child got rid of them, and every Spring a rash broke out upon him. That child was healthy before, and so was the one now in respect of whom the present application was made. Dr Elmes Steel said thefirst-inentioned one was the healthiest child in the room when be w,-i,i taken to be vaccinated. His little ears almost dropped off afterwards, and anyone who saw him would agree that vaccination was injurious. He conscientiously believed that vaccination would be injurious to the health of this child.—The (*hairinaii You would run the risk of small-pox for your child and also the risk of other people catching it.-In reply to other questions, applicant said he had seven children. The last one was not vaccinated. Five had been vaccinated, and there was nothing the matter with them. A doctot living in Frogmore-street, Abergavenny—he forgot his name—told him that vaccination was responsible for the state of the child he had referred to.—In the result, the certificate was granted. THB DOG LIVKD.—George Thomas Williams, draper, Raglan, was summoned for keeping a dog without a licence.—In this and the following cases of a similar character, Supervisor E. Owen, Monmouth, represented the Excise authorities. and Excise Officer Painter Rave evidence.—In this case it appeared that defendant had two dogs, but only one licence. The excuse for not taking out a second licence was that the old dog was ill, and he expected it to die. The licence was four months overdue, however. He had not accepted the offer of the Excise Commissioners to compromise the matter by paying a fine of 5s.-Defendaut said that he was waiting for the Excise Officer to call for the money.—The Supervisor: You could not expect him to come eight miles for 5s, when you could easily send it by Postal Order.—Defendant further remarked that he was expecting the old dog to die; he was persuaded to destroy it.—The Chairman If you had done that you would have been all right.—Defendant said that now he had but one dog, having parted with the other at Whitsuntide.—Ordered to pay 12s 6d, including the licence, and 48 6d costs. SUCCESSFUL DEFBNca.Mary Morgan, widow, Raglan, was summoned for keeping a dog without a licence on the 14th April.—Defendant said the dog was not hers.—Officer Painter stated that on the date named he saw an Irish terrier on defendant's premises. He asked her if she bad a licence for it, and she replied that she had not, and that the dog did not belong to her, but to a man named Pritchard, who lived in Hereford. Inquiries were made in Hereford by the Excise authorities, and Pritchard there denied all responsibility con- cerning the animal. As defendant was keeping the dog she wt-s liable for the licence. Witness asked her how long she had kept the dog, and she ssid since last Autumn. Mrs Morgan had, he believed, taken out a licence, since the date mentioned in the summons.—Defendant said David Pritchard wis a lodger—he had stopped at her house off and on. When he left last October he asked her to keep the dog until be returned, and promised to pay her for it. She found the dog licence (produced) in the house after Pritchard left. [The licence was granted to Pritchard at Raglan on the 15th March, 1901]. She had a little girl under her care who recently wrote to her father and got the money for a licence for the dog, as she did not like to part with it, and witness had been advised to destroy it.—The Chairman said that apparently there had been a misapprehension, and defendant was not at fault. Under the circumstances, therefore, the case would be dismissed. MUST PAY.—John Hall, labourer, Raglan, was similarly summoned, but did not appear, and P.S. Keylock proved the service of the summons.—Mr Painter said he saw a small terrier dog on defendant's premises on the 14th April, and he asked defendant if he had a licence for it. He replied that he had not, but that he would take one out later on. He said that the dog had been on the premises some time, and that Mr Williams, of Raglan, had taken out a licence for it in the previous year. Witness pointed out to him that he was responsible for it now as he had it on his premises. No licence had been taken out up to the present time.—P.S. Keylock remarked that defendant kept the dog for about a week after, and then let the grocer have it.-Fined 10. and costs, 4s 6d; 14 days' hard labour in default. KEPT A GREYHOUND.—William Hanner. labourer, Penyclawydd, did not appear to answer another similar charge, and P.S. Keylock proved service of summons and also gave the facts of the case. He saw defendant in the village on the 14th April with a greyhound, for which he admitted he had no licence, but promised to take one out the next week. Defendant had had the dog since the end of last year, and had previously been spoken to on the subject. A licence had since been taken out.- Fined 5s and 41 6d coats. CHARITY REQUIRED?—Sarah Powell, Raglan, was summoned for non-compliance with a school attendance order, dated 29th March, by which her son Sydney was ordered to attend Raglan school and further similarly with regard to her son Walter.—Defendant did not appear, and P.C. W. H, Snell proved service of summons.- Attendance Officer W. E. H. Ransome stated that defendant had been living in the Raglan district about twelve months, and the authorities could not get the boys to school at all. They had not attended once since the order was made.—P.S. Keylock stated that defendant appeared to be very badly off, and her excuse for not sending the children to school was that she had no boots for them.—Fined 5s in each case to be paid in two fortnightly instalments. FURIOUS RIDING.—John Jones, labourer, Clytha, was summoned for riding a horse furiously on the highway at Llanartb, on the 14th May.—He pleaded guilty.-P.C. Thomas said that at about 8 p.m. on the day named he saw defendant riding a mare, coming from the direction of Abergavenny. He was going at full gallop, and said to the animal, "Go on, old girl." It was Abergavenny Fair Day. and there were several people on the road. Witness called to him, and he pulled up. His excuse was that he could not stop the mare. Fined 2a 6d and lOa coats (including a witness in addition to the constable). FUKIOUS DRIVING.—James Pritchard, labourer, Bryngwyn, was summoned for driving a pony and trap furiously on the highway at Raglan, on the 2nd May.—He handed in a medical certificate shewing that Mr Harry Smith, vet., a witness, was unable to attend in consequence of having met with a serious bicycle accident.—P.S. Keylock stated that at 5.55 p.m. all the day named he saw the defendant driving a pony and trap in the village. The pony wanted to turn in under an archway opposite the Police Station, and defendant turned it right round, and gave it a cut with the whip. Smith, who was in the trap with defendant, told him to "let him have it." Defendant then cut the pony again, and they went thiough the village and up the Monmonth-road as far an Mr Somerset's as fast as the pony could gallop. They returned quietly.—Thomas G. Williams, draper, Raglan, corroborated.—Fined 7a.—Defendant asked for time to pay as he had had a good bit of trouble lately and now had a bad hand which prevented his working. A STUAYING Cow.-Edward Griffiths, labourer, Treworgau, was summoned for allowing a cow to stray on the highway, at Raglan, on the 28th April.—P.S. Keylock stated that at 10.30 on the day in question he found defendant's cow straying on the road some distance from Treworgan Common, and was taking it home when he met Mrs Griffiths coming to look for it. Defendant had been several times cautioned since having been previously summ(ined.-Fiiied 5s inclusive. Nor PROVED. -Charles Burton, 65, a gipsy, was charged with maliciously damaging a bicycle at Llandenuy. on the 5th May.—George Williams, a young blacksmith, of the Little Warrage, Tregare, stated that he was the owner of a bicycle, and on the 5th May last he was riding home from Llangovan at ten o'clock at night when he saw a couple of horses loose by Treworgan Common. He passed them all right and then saw defendant, who, just as he was about to pass, wilfully put his foot through the front wheel of the bicycle, throwing him off and damaging the machine. Defendant used a lot of foul language, and said prosecutor had run into him.—By Superintendent Parker: I had a light; it was from the light of the lamp that I saw defendaut. I did not see him until I was opposite b i rn. -Prosecutor handed in an estimate of the damage done to the machine, viz. 15s, and said he bad also lost a day's work. Burtou said he had broken his leg and cut his boot. Witness went on to Raglan and met P.S. Keylock, and together they went down to see defendant the next day.—In cross-examination, prosecutor denied that defendant was holding the horsea and that he ran illto them and upset Burton. Witness had successfully passed the horses, and defendant deliberately put his foot into the machine. He had a light.-Deteildatit said if the Lord were to strike him dead prosecutor ran into the mares when he was going to fetter them and he was upset.—Iu reply to further question?, prosecutor said two women came down with a candle, and a woman picked the bicycle up. His light was extinguished when he was brought off the machine. He found it impossible to ride the machine after trying to do so, and had to walk into Raglan, where the Church clock struck eleven when be was telling P.S. Keylock about the matter.—The Chairman At what rate where you riding when on the Common ?—Prosecutor About eight miles an hour I should think.-Defendant was then sworn, and stated that it was nearly 11 o'clock, and when be was about to fetter his two young mares on the Common, prosecutor came up on his machine and ran into the rear of the animals. They bolted and upset him. He thought his leg was broken. Proseeuter had no light, and his bicycle was on the Common. A man of his (defendant's) age would not think of doing such a thing as putting his foot deliberately through a machine. The bicycle had cut one of the animals. Sena Burton, defendant's daughter, said that while she was gathering up the things by the light of a candle, previous to goiug to bed, she heard some one cry out, Oh, dear, my leg's broken." She went out and found her father rubbing his leg, while prosecutor, who was there said he had run into the horses. The bike" was -on the ground by the side of the Common. Her father told he: that the horses had run away. Prosecutor lit his lamp, got on the bicycle, and rode away.- P.S. Keylock stated that prosecutor complained to him about 11 o'clock the same night. Several spokes of the front wheel of the bicycle were broken as well as a pedal. He went with Williams to see Burton on the Common the next day, but Burton had then left. They 8ubieqtietitly met him on the Chepstow-road, and complained to him about the matter. Defendant got very excited aud called Williams a young liar. He said that Williams ran into his horses, but he did not then complain of any damage being done to them. When, however, defendant was served with the summons, he pointed out a mark about the size of a threepenny bit on the inside of the hind leg of one of the horses, which he said was done by the bicycle.—In the result the Chairman said the Bench were not quite satisfied that the charge was proved, and they must dismiss the case. DRUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES. Frederick Jones, labourer, Clytha, was summoned for beiu» drunk on the licensed premises of the Swan 1111°, Llanartb, on the 14th May.—Defendaut said he' was not very druuk.—P.C. Henry Thomas, stationed at Llanarth, stated that at about 8 p.m., on the day in question he visited the Swan, and saw defendant sitting in a settle in the kitchen, very drunk, leaning on the table, and with his head resting on his left hand. Witness told him he was drunk, and that he should report him. He replied, It's all right." Mr Walters, the landlord, afterwards came in and ordered Jones out. Jones got up and staggered to the front door. He said to witness You won't prosecute this time will you? It's Fair Day to-day." Defendant staggered across the road, and pro- ceeded some distance towards Clytha. Then he fell into the hedge and remained there a little time. He afterwards got up and staggered back to the Swan again. The landlord stopped him going in and ordered him away. He went off, and witness did not see him after. When he saw defendant in the Swan there was a pint cup con- taining beer near Jones, but it was claimed by a man named Powell. The landlord said he had ordered Jones away several times that day.- Fined 4s 6d. THE SEQUEL.—John Walters, the landlord of the Swan Inn, was summoned for permitting drunken. ness.-P.C. Thomas gave evidence similar to that in the previous case, with additions. He stated that on entering the Swan Mrs Walters was standing in the bar. and he told her that Jones was drunk, and asked her if she had supplied him with any beer. She replied It is not for what he has bad here to-day. I refused him at 11 o'clock this morning. I have ordered him away several times since." The landlord then came to the front door, and witness told him that there was a drunken man in his house. He asked who he was, and witness told him and asked him to "o in and see for himself. Walters then said the "same as his wife-that it was not for what Jones had had there, that he had been refused drink at 11 o'clock that morning, and that he had ordered him away several times since. Witness told him that he saw Jones on the premiees between 5 and 6 p.m that day, that he was then (at 8 p.m.) drunk, and that he should report it. Walters replied that he could not stop a man going into the house.—Defend-int admitted the correctness of the evidence, but said Jones was away three or four hours during the day, and then came back. He put him out and told him he would not supply him. He put him out half-a-dozen times, and told him to got off home. but he would return. When P.C. Thomas visited the house, he (defendant) bad been away five or six minutes, and Jones had just returned again. He was busy. as. being Abergavenny Fair Day, there wero a lot of callers on the road.—Evidence was called for the defence to shew that the landlord had, earlier In the day, refused to supply Jones.—Superintendent Parker said the landlord should have called in the constable, and have got rid of .Tones.-The Chairman said they must convict. The landlord may have turned Jones out from time to time, but he did not take all the steps he may have done to get rid of hitu.-Fined 10.. and 4:1 6d costs.
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USK. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. Before R. RICKAEDS, Eiq (in the chair), H. HTJMPH- RBYS, Esq, HAROLD A. WILLIAMS, Esq. and H. A. ADDIS, Esq. A JouBNALisr TIUPPING.— Edward Williams, journalist, Newport, was summoned for riding a bicycle without a liifht, at Gwehelog, at 10.10 p.m, on the 25th May.—Defendant wrote stating that he had been to a service at Gloucester Cathedral, and had been delayed in the Forest of Dean. He obtained a lamp from Mr Savery as soon as he got to Usk.—P.C. Pettitt gave the facts.—Ordered to pay 4 s 6d costs. DRUNK IN CHARGE.—Maurice S. Jones, watch- maker, Usk, pleaded guilty to being drunk while in charge of a pony and trap. at Usk, on the 27th May. P.S. Sheddick stated that defendant was swaying to and fro in the trap, in which were two others.— Arrived at his house witness advised him to get in. Defendant fell on his back in the conveyance and had to be assisted into the house.—Fined 20s. inclusive. No LIGHT.—Cornelius O'Connor, farmer, Llan- wilka, Raglan, admitted driving a horsa and trap without a light, at Gwehelog, at 10.20 p.m, on the 28th May. He told P.C. Pettitt tint he was delayed returning home, and that he had tried to borrow a lamp in Usk, but Ltiled.-Ordered to pay 4s. 6d. costs.
The Explorations at Cacrwcni. Lord Tredegar presided at a recent meeting of the (jaerleon Exploration Committee on the site of the work at Caerwent. It was decided that the tesselated pavement, measuring about 15ft. by 10ft., found in house No. 7, the property of Messrs. Lysaght, the owners, should be presented to the Newport Museum, and his Lordship iutimated that the whole of the finds in the three acres would also be housed in the same way. Archdeacon Bruce and Mr A. Swash, of Newport, were added to the committee.
Markets. I USK, CATTLE, Monday.—There was rather a poor supply at the usual market to-day, probably in consequence of this being the third successive Monday upon which a market has been held. A brisk trade, however, was done in mutton and lamb. The following were the quotations Best beef 7d to 7d per lb, second quality 6d to 7d wether mutton S-}d, ewe 7kd, lamb 9d to 10cl veal Sd to 8d: cows and calves £ 12 to £15, 2 yearlings £ 6 to Z9. two-year-olds ZIO to X13; sows and pigs X7 to £ 10, strong stores 350 to 45s each, three-months-old 20s to 23s, weaners 16s to 20s each, heavy-weight porkers 9s to 9s 6d a score, light ditto 10s 6d a score. NBWPOHT, CHEESE, Wednesday.—There was a good pitch of cheese to-day, and a fairly brisk demand. Quotations:—Caerphilly makes, 36s to 4:2s per cwt; fancy dairies, 44s to 46s; Derbies, 60s to 61s; doubles, 56s to 57s Cheddars, 60s to R511. NEWPORT, COHN, Wednesday.—There was practically no market to-day, and nothing was quotable. NEWPORT, CATTLE, Wednesday.—A large supply of sheep and lambs, but a short supply of cattle. Trade was brisk. Qiiotat,ioiid :-Best beef 7?Jd to 2 7jd, seconds 7d to 7Jd, cows 6d to "d wether :f 2 mutton, 81-d, shorn wethers 8d to 8td lamb, 9d to 2 4 9-ld veal, 7d to 8d per lb porker pigs, 10s 6d to 2 10s 9d per score.
THE death of Mr Richard Seaton. of The Cottage, Margaui, occurred on Sunday evening, after 0 a protracted illness. He was a native of Oxford, was 61 years of age, and had resided at Margam for upwards of 35 years, during which period he had been organist of Margam Abbey, and also conductor of the Llandaff Diocesan Church Choir Association. He leaves a widow and seven grown-up children to mourn his loss. AT Caerphilly, on Tuesday, the Rhymney and Aber Yalley Gas and Water Company were fined I 20s and costs on two charges of supplying gas of deficient illuminating power in Caerpbiliy.
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Pretoria and Peace. Pretoria, Thursday. A great thanksgiving service t3 will be held here on Sunday morning. 0
Mr. and Mrs. Steyn. Pretoria, Thursday. Mrs Steyn has been suffering from enteric fever, but is now con- valescent. Mr and Mrs Steyn will. take up their residence at Krugers- dorp.
Congratulations to Kitchener. The text of the congratulatory zn telegram from the Government to, Lord Kitchener/and his lordship's reply are issued by the War Office to-day.
c King Leaves for Epsom. The King left London for Epsom this afternoon in a down-- pour of rain.
India and Bounty-fed Siagar. c Simla, Friday. The Bill imposing duty on Bounty-fed sugar was passed to- day.
A Soldier's Suicide. Captain Swinburn, who was invalided home from South Africa wounded, committed suicide at Exmouth this morning. He had announced his intention of goino-; to the War Offic-, to-day. °
The Steamship Combination. Sir Robert Giffen, giving- eD, evidence before the Steamship, Subsidies Committee to-day, said, he believed that America would treat the White Star vessels as American ships, and American citizens would be prepared to defend their rights and property.
Cricket. Rain prevents cricket every-- where.
LORD TKEDEGAE has gone to 39, Portman-square, for the season. Six fresh cases of small-pox have occurred at Swansea within five days. MR. ISSAC BUTLER, J,P., and his son, Capt. A. I. R. Butler, Panteg House, Griffithstown, are now oa tour in America. SEBIOXXS FIRE.-Damage to the extent of X400 was caused by a fire at the Gethin Farm, St. Mellon's, on Sunday night. A barn, wagons, and implements, the property of Mr Joseph Roberts, were destroyed. A DISASTER occurred on Tuesday at the Windsor Colliery, Aber Valley. Eight men engaged in. walling the shaft fell to the bottom, their platform having given way. Six of them were drowned at the foot of the shaft.
ABERGAVENNY. POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY. HOROUGH BUSINESS. Before the MAYOB, Dr WILLIAMS, Col. SANDFORD, and Alderman WILLIAMS. POACHERS OX THE RIVER.—William Hoskms and "William Llord appeared on remand charged with the unlawful possession of salmon pink, possession of illegiil instruments for takins trout, and also with fishing for trout with a net without a licence.—They both pleaded guilty to unlawful possesion, but not guilty as to fishing with the net.—Mr Horace Lyne prosecuted on behalf of the Usk and Ebbw Board of Conservators. -P.S, Bullock said be was on duty, in company with P.O. York, in Byfield Lane, on the 21st clt, when they saw oria of the defendants moving slowly up the river Usk in a stooping position. They could only see his head and shoulders. He was presently followed by the other defendant, whose head only was visible above the tank. Witness and bis companion concealed them- selves, and, when defendants entered the lane, stepped out. Hoskins turned to run away. Witness told him it was no use, he had better stop. Hoskins threw the bag (produced) over the hedge into a garden. Buth men were wet from the knees down. Lloyd was carrying the bundle of poles produced. and said they were his fishing rod, and that be had a licence at home. The bag, on beinic recovered from the garden, was found to contain 28 trout, the four salmon pink (produced in a bottle of spirits), and the net produced, which was seven-eighths of an inch in the mesh, whereas one inch is the minimum allowed. The fish were all alive until some time after their arrival at the station, and the net was dripping with water. The trout wighed 10ilbs. —Superintendent water-bailiff (for Monmouthshire) Matthew Williams said the fish in question were shown to him by the police on the 21st ult, also the poles which the defendant Lloyd had called a fishing rod. The net produced was a trammel perk net, and one of the poles wai u-ed for working it. The meah was less than the legal size, and neither of the men had a licence to use a net for trout.—Super- intendent water-bailiff (for Brecknockshire) Gabriel Vauahan Powell said he had known the defendant William Lloyd for 40 years, and produced a long list of convictions against him for offences similar to those with which he was now charged. He had, however, left Brecknockshire and was trying Mon- mouthshire.—After a short retirement, the Bench decided to fiue the defendants X2 each or one month on each of the first two charges, and £ 6 or six weeks on the third charge-LIO each or three months and two weeks. LARCENY OF A COAT.-Alfred Martin, a stranger, who said he came from Belfast, and had walked all the way, same as anybody else," was committed for one month with bald labour for stealing a coat, value 15s, the property of Mr Reginald Price.
CHEPSTOW. PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY. Before GODFBEY SETS, Esq., and J. T. HOKNIELOWI Esq. ALLEGED HOTJSEBHEAKIXO.—Thos. Pusmore was charged with breaking into the house of Thomas Weeks, Fox and Hounds Farm, Itton, and stealing therefrom silver spoons, jewellery, and other articles, the property of Mr Weeks and his housekeeper. Miss Keepings. On Tuesday, May 27th, Mr Weeks and till housekeeper locked up the house and went to Chepstow Market, and on t.heir return found that the back door had been forced, the bedroom doors and the boxes prized open, and a heavy crowbar on one of the beds. Articles of jewellery, &c., were missin, and information was given to the police. P.C. Birnie said that he met prisoner riding into Monmouth on a brewer's dray and arrested him on suspicion. On searching him he found all the missiDg property except two silver spoons and the trousers, which were found in a field a little distance from the Fox and Hounds.—Prisoner was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.
The Array Thanked by Lords and Commons. The House of Lords on Thursday passed votes of thanks to the officers and men of the Navy, Army, Royal Marines, Militia, Imperial Yeomanry, and Volunteers, for their services in the war, and to the Indian and Colonial forces for their co-operation. Speeches eulogising the work of the troops, from the commander-in- chief downwards, were delivered by the Marquess of Salisbury and Earl Spencer, and were received with enthusiasm. In the House of Commons on Thursday even- ing a resolution was passed voting X50,000 to Lord Kitchener. The resolution was opposed by the Irish, and a good deal of disorder took place. The Army were also thanked for their services in the war.
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Town Burned Down. New York. The town of Hammondtownr New Jersey, was practically destroyed, yesterday, by fire, caused by a spark from a locomotive.
Mr. Lynch, M.P. (?) The Central News learns that no alterations have been made in Scotland Yard's instructions con- cerning Mr Lynch, elected M P. for Galway, who, it is said, intends to come to Westminster. He will be arrested directly his presence in Britain is known.
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