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Monday, 'April 10th—Adjutant's Parade, undress uniform, waist belt, frog, and one pouch, 7.30 p.m. Thursday, April 13th—Recruits' Drill, plain clothes, 7.30 p.m. Every member should attend the parades whieb, are carried out in the Armoury as a preparation for outside work. Intending recruits are requested to attend at the Armoury ou the nights fixed for drill. By order, H. J.1 WILLCOX, Captain, Commanding G Company. For Printing of all Description try the County Observer Office. JOHN H. RENNIE Member of the Auotioneers Institute by Exam- ination.) AGRICULTURAL AND GENERAL AUC- TIONEER, TENANT RIGHT & TIMBER VALUER, SURVEYOR, LAND AGENT, HOTEL AND INSURANCE BROKER. Nezvport. Usk, 9" Chepstow Districts. Sales of Fat and Store Stock in NEWPORT, USK, and CHEPSTOW CATTLE MARKETS on Market Days. Horses n NEWPORT MARKET monthly. Furniture and Chattel Effects, SALEROOM, periodically. Chief Offices and Saleroom 6 and 12, SKINNER STREET, NEWPORT. Nat. Telephone, 0625. Telegrams, "Rennie Auction Fixtures. 1905. Apr. 12-Fat and Store Stock, in Newport Cattle Market. 12-Meadow Hay at Newport. 14—Large and Important Sale of House- hold Appointments, 2 Pianofortes, Motor Cycle, and other Effects, at Skinner Street, Newport. 17-Fat and Store Stock, at Usk Fair, at 10 a.m. 17—44 Shorthorn Cattle, 20 Cross-bred Couples, 11 young Cart and Nag Horses, Implements, &c., at Bradbury Farm, Crick, for Mr T. J. Protheroe (quitting), at 1.30. 18—Fat and Store Stock, at Chepstow Cattle Market. 19-Fat and Store Stock, at Newport Cattle Market. 19 -Ten Dwelling Houses, in Archibald Street, Maindee, and Upper Jeddo Street, Newport, at the King's Head Hotel, Newport. 25-Att.ractive and Unreserved Sale of Farming Stock, at the Bowdens, Penhow, for Mr John Jones (leaving) > 26-Fat and Store Stock, in Newport Cattle Market. 27-Important Sale of Live and :Dead Farming Stock, Poultry, Appliances, &c, at St Bride's Mill, near Magor, for Mr J. Carter (who is giving up the Mill). Errly Date.—The Valuable Live and Dead Farm- ing Stock, Produce, Grass Keep, &c., at Twyn Argoed, Raglan, for Mrs Price (leaving). Particulars and Catalogues from the Auc- TIONEER, as above. 1- By Messrs. MARFELL & POOLE. Llanusk Farm, Llanbadoc, 1 Mile from Usk. M R EDWARD WILLIAMS has fixed MONDAY. APRIL 17TH, 1905 (Usk Fair Day), for his Annual Auction of 100 Acres of Etch Meadow Land for Grazing. Full particulars in Catalogues, to be obtained 10 days prior to Sale from MABFELL & POOLE, Auctioneers, Usk. Usk Fair, Monday, April 17th, 1905. MESSRS MARFELL & POOLE will OFFER ff- BY AUCTION, in theCATTLE MARKET, at 11 o'clock, 3 Pedigree Hereford Yearling Bulls, Bred by, and the property of MR. R. H. MAEFELII, Llancayo. Full particulars and pedigree at time of Sale. — — -» A COMPASSIONATE STIPENDIARY.-An old man named Thomas Seaton was summoned at Leeds for keep- ing a dog without a license. He said he could not afford it, and would have parted with the animal only that his sick child was so fond of it. The stipendiary discharged him and paid the costs himself. UNFIT MEAT.—For exposing in Spalding Market meat unfit for human consumption, Richard Andrew, butcher, was sent to prison for a month without the option of a fine. Higher Grade School, Usk 1 (Formerly Usk Grammar School.) THE NEXT TERM will commence on JL TUESDAY, APRIL 25TH, 1905. Fees (15 weeks at 9d. per week), lla. 3d. Books and Stationery are found by the Managers. Subjects of Instruction. Boys' DEPARTMENT-Latin, French, Mathematics (including Algebra, Euclid, Mensuration, and Arithmetic), Geography, History. Scripture, Reading, Writing, Book Keeping, Vocal Music, Drawing. Grammar, and Science. The Classical and Commercial Subjects are optional. Besides the above. Mental Training, Physical Training, is given, and also Manual Training (Educational Carpentry). GIRLS' DEPARTMENT—Reading, Writing, Arith- metic, Geography, History, Grammar, Scripture, Composition, Needlework, Vocal Music, French, Drawing, Domestic Economy, and Physical Training. Pupils prepared for the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations. All Candidates for admission must pass an examination equivalent to Standard IV. of the Elementary Education Code or, if a scholar in a Public Elementary School have reached that Standard, an examination for admission will be held ou SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND, at 2 p.m. For further particulars apply to the HEADMASTER, Mr A. J. Smart; or to me, the undersigned. A. H. WATKINS, Clerk. Monmouthshire Education Committee. THE COMMITTEE invite APPLICATIONS JL from suitable young GIRLS, not less than IS years of age, for the post of SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHER in Gwehelog Non-Provided School. Salary, Y,30 per annum. There are also Vacancies for Supplementary Teachers i, other Schools in the County area. Further particulars and forms of application may be obtained from the undersigned. JOHN W. HALL. Director of Elementary Education. County Council Offices, Newport, Mon., April 6th, 1905. TEETH I I I MR TIBBERTON will attend every MARKET DAY at MRS ROWEN'S, Bridge Street, Usk, from 11.15 to 5.30. Sets of Artificial Teeth from One Guinea. Mr Tibbertou has just returned from abroad and is thoroughly trained in the latest methods of making and fitting Artificial Teeth. Extractions Extractions Painless, by new system..2s. 6d. Gas Extractions 5s. Fillings inserted from 3s. 6d. upwards. No Money taken unless perfect satisfaction given. Usk Borough and Usk Polling ?5 District Conservative Associations A MIIMHST WILL BE HELD AT THE THREE SALMON'S HOTEL, XT S 3EC, ON Wednesday, April 12th, 1905. LT.-COL. COURTENAY MORGAN AND E. E. MICHOLLS, ESQ., Will be present and give SHORT ADDRESSES. The Chair will be taken at 7.30 p.m., by R. ST. JOHN BEASLEY, ESQ. A good musical programme will be arranged. Admission Free. all cordially invited.
I AN ITALIAN BRIGAND'S HORSE. Among South Italian brigands even their horses are taught to resist the officers of the law. During an encounter at Rana Bucca, in which a noted brigand named Mirto was killed, the gendarmerie was amazed by the furious behaviour of his horse, which lashed out on all sides, and succeeded in injuring one of the officers. On inquiry afterwards among the prisoners taken it was ascertained that the horse had been trained to behave in this way by being repeatedly flogged until he kicked one of the brigands, dressed as a carabineer, approaching him. The horse at last became such an adept that he might be relied upon to kick and rear furiously .t the mere sight of a uniform.
SPONGE-FISHING. In collecting sponges, four methods are employed -harpooning, primitive diving, dredging, and diving with special outfit. With harpoons one of the chief difficulties is to see the bottom clearly through a troubled sea. To obviate this a wooden or zinc plate cone, like a water bucket, open at the top and with a glass bottom, is used. On looking < through this glass, which is partly submerged, the bottom of the sea may be clearly studied even at thirty fathoms, and the proper sponges picked out for harpooning. The primitive method of diving, with no other apparatus than a slab of stone as a sinker and a cord to communicate with the surface, is most popular in the Levant. On reaching the bottom, the diver hastily snatches up as many good sponges as possible, and, after remaining under water for from one to two minutes, tugs violently at the cord, and is drawn to the surface. The sponges are collected in a net which the diver carries around his neck. At greater depths, par- ticularly along the coasts of Asia Minor, dredging is employed, usually in winter when storms have torn up the seaweeds which cover the bottom. To these simpler operations was added some twenty- five years ago the "skafander," or diving apparatus, which enables the diver in his submarine dress to spend an hour under water at a depth of from ten to fifteen fathoms.
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.W"" MRS TJRUTI COWLES & FAMILY wish 'H to THANK most sincerely all kind friends who so willingly helped and sympathised with them in their sad and sudden bereavement. 4th April. Dingestow, Monmouth, MR and MRS. A. PATEY (" Prince of Wales," L Abertillery), wish to THANK their numer- ous friends for their kindness in their recent sad bereavement. II
Wasting Time. It adds nothing to the dignity of Parlia- mentary life, and reflects no credit upon hon members themselves, when thirst for office leads them to adopt such unseemly language towards the Prime Minister as has characterised recent sittings in the House of Commons, simply because he has persistently declined to be drawn into their carefully laid traps. Legitimate Opposition criticism is valuable in maintaining a healthy condition in legislative matters, but I when the heterogeneous Liberal party, with Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman nominally as its head, is united on one point only, and that the heckling of the Prime Minister, the House of Commons is discredited. A fortnight ago, the Opposition clamoured for time in which to discuss the Army Es- timates this was granted, and during the period that has since elapsed there has been such a curious commingling of Army matters and Billingsgate epithets that amply justify Mr Balfour's remark, "the tactics of the Liberal party are calculated to bring the House of Commons into ridicule." Wednesday's sitting was an OBJECT LESSON. From a variety stage the sallies of Messrs Lloyd-George, McKenna, Bryce and Co., and the inconsequent query of Capt. Donelan "Does the irrime Minister live up in a balloon ? might be appreciated, but as emanations from members who hope some day to be on the Government side of the House they are not calculated to inspire the country with confidence. It would be wiser if these gentlemen devoted their energies to formulating some connected and constructive policy for future use, and brought an intelligent criticism, instead of frivolous obstruction, to bear upon the questions now under discussion. They stump the country asking the electors to entrust them with the responsibility of office, when out of their own mouths they stand condemned by their intemperate language and conduct in Opposition. The words of Sir E. J. Reed. a Lord of the Treasury in the Radical Ministry of 1886, are as true now as when they were uttered in April, 1904, "According to the Liberal Party of to-day, we must not now regulate the trade of our Empire; we must not establish closer trade relations with our Colonies; we must not work the gold mines of the Transvaal by the only plain and palpable means presented to us; we must not adopt the only means open to us of counteracting Russian influence in Tibet- in short, WE MUST DO NOTHING, or next to nothing, to the advantage of this countrg and Empire." It would be use- less to minimise the effect of the Brighton election upon the Government although Mr Vill iers'success may be due to cross-currents of local sentiment rather than to Imperial issues. It is undoubtedly a heavy blow to the Conservative Party, and, unfortu- nately, there is reason to believe that it was in some measure brought about by the laxity which so often characterises the party when electioneering until they are face to face with a crisis at the eleventh hour.
USK. I Agent-Mi-s. E. K. Jones. Stationer THE CUCKOO.—Early this (Friday) morning the cuckoo was beard in the locality of the Hill Farm, Trostrey, by one of the rural postmen. LLANLLOWELL PARISH MEETING.—The annual parieh meeting was held at Great House Farm, on Friday evening, March 31st. The Rector was re- elected chairman for the ensuing year, Messrs. F. Evans and Benjamin Williams, jnnr., being elected overseers of the poor of the parish. Y.W.C. A. -We understand from the Hon. Sec. that, although no formal collection was intended to be made at the drawing room meeting held at Mrs A. E. Bowen's last week, some friends, desirous of helpmg the foreign work of the Association, subscribed El 9s lOd during the afternoon. BOROUGH MEMBER.—On Thursday evening, 30th March, Sir Joseph Lawrence, M.P., entertained at dinner, at the House of Commons, Dr Nansen, the Arctic explorer also the Lord Advocate, the Solicitor. General for Ireland, Mr Evelyn Cecil, M.P., Sir W. Holland, M.P., Mr 0. Eric Hambro, M.P., Mr D. J. Morgan, M.P., Sir R. Ropner, M.P., Sir A. Thoaias M.P., Mr W. S. B. McLaren, and Mr Herman E. Dick (Mr T. A. Edison's partner).
WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF FOXES. On Saturday, the 1st April last, two foxes were found dead at Llancayo, and, from their appearance, there is but little doubt that they were poisoned. On Monday, the 3rd April, at Gwehelog (within a mile of the sume place), a whole litter of cubs were found dead from starvation, just outside the earth that they were bred in, and, doubtless, the vixen mother has met with the same end as the two others. This is not the first time that poison has been laid in the same locality, as about a twelvemonth a(ro two cats, a valuable sheep dotf, and also one of Mr Curre's best hounds, as well as. doubtless, many foxes, were destroyed in this cruel and inhuman manner.—Communicated. l
ANGLING. Salmon fishing is improving. The reason why more trout are not being caught is probably that the green-tail fly has been out thick. Mr Prido bad a fine fight of over two hours for his thirty- pounder on Thursday. The river is in capital order. SALMON KILLS. Tuesday—Mr H. W. Pride, a salmon, lolbil., is the Whibbs. Wednesday-Mr H. W. Pride, one, 201bs., in the Lower Pandy; Major Trevor, one, 221bs., in the Weir Pool. Thursday—Mr H. W. Pride, one, 30lb8„ in the Road Pool; Mrs Lister, one, 221bs., in the- Bindings. TROUT CATCHES. Monday—Mr F. Watkins, 2 brace. Tuesday—Mr G Edmunds, senr., 6 brace. Wednesday- Mr J. H. Curtis, 3 brace. Thursday—Mr F. M. Davies, 2 brace.
USK CRICKET CLUB. The annual meeting of the Usk Cricket Club was* held at the White Hart (Mr George Edmunds'), on Wednesday evening, when Mr H. Humphreys, J.P., presided, and there were present:—Messrs A. E. Bowen (hon. treasurer), A. G. Wallace (hon. secre- tary), S. A. Hiley, F. Hill, W. Frost Roberts, IL Marfell, J. Billingham, W. Billingham, F. Morgan, G. Edmunds, junr., F, J. Edmunds, L, S. Davies, and H. C. Davies. FINANCIAL POSITION. The balance sheet was presented, and shewed an expenditure of £79 19s. 4d., and receipts Z74 13s. 8d., leaving an adverse balance of 25 5s. 8d. The following guarantors paid lOg- each towards wiping this off :-Messrs Humphreys, Bowen, Edmunds (2), W. S. Gustard, Hiley, Hill, and L F. Stedman. The remaining balance over- drawn is 91 5s. 8d. The following was the REPORT OF COMMITTEE. The Committee reported that they had pleasure in testifying that the interest in cricket was fully maintained during the past season. They had to again heartily thunk their supporters for their assistance during the past year, especially those who subscribed to the funds of the Club without gettinsr much return. They also wished to express their thanks to Mr W. H, Creese (of Johannesburg) who kindly presented bats for the best batting and bowling averages for last season, and which were won by Messrs. G. Edmunds, junr., and W. P. Roberts, respectively. Mr H. G. Powell had kindly promised to organise a concert in aid of the- funds of tha club in September next. The olub played 24 matches last year. 12 being won, 5 drawn, and 7 lost. An excellent fixture list had been ar- ranged for the forthcoming season. The number of members is now lOt. The ground will be opened on the 24th April. The accounts and report were adopted. The Chairman expressed the hope that Mr Powell's concert for the Club would be well patronized. APPOINTMENTS. The following appointments were made:— President—Mr H. Humphreys. Vice-Presidents—Mr E. E. Micholls, Mr Lewist Haslam, and Lieut.-Col. Courtenay Morgan. Committee—Messrs Humphreys, Rees, Gustard, Bowen, Hiley, Edmunds (2), Stedman, Freeman, A. H, Watkins, R. St. John Beasley, Hill, Roberts, and H. C. Davies. Captain—Mr F. Hill. Vice-Captain—Mr F. J. Edmunds. Hon. Treasurer-Mr A. E. Bowen, Hon. Secretary—Mr A. G. Wallace, Bank House. FIXTURES, The Secretary reported the arrangement of the following excellent fixture list, all the matches being at home unless otherwise stated May 6th, Newport II. 13th, Pauteg (awav); 20th, Abergavenny; 27th, Monmouth (away). June 3rd, Ponthir (away); 10th, Wood Street Cardiff 12th (Whit Monday), Y. M.C.A., Cardiff; 17th, Monmouth; 2'2nd, Pauteg Thursday C.O. 24th, Harborne C.C., Birmingham; 28th. Mon- mouth Grammar School 29th, Newport Caledonians 0.0. July 1st, St. Dryfrig's Cardiff; 8th, Caerleon 12th, Charing Cross e.0." London; 15th, Abergavenny ^awayl; 22nd" Alpha C.C., Cardiff; 27th, Newnort Caledonians CC.; 29th, Y.M.C.A., Cardiff. August 5thr Panteg; 7th (Bank Holiday), St,. Dryfrig's, Cardiff; 9th. Clandown C.C., Somerset; 10th,. Wood Street, Cardiff; 12th, Newport II. (away); 19th, St. Mary's C.C,, Cardiff; 23rd, Bellevue C O., London; 26th, Mr A. McOabe's, London XI. I 31st, Blaenavon, Thursday C.C. September 2nd.. Ponthir; 9th, Penavth. ITEMS. In view of the financial condition of the Club, it was decided to charge an admission fee of 3d. to witness matches (ladies free), and to emphasize the fact that ground members' tickets were obtain- able at 2s. 6d. each; these particulars to be painted on a notice board to be placed near the entrance gate. It was resolved to purchase a new tennis net. Some discussion took place with regard to the letting of the Cricket Field for the Flower Show, and it was ultimately decided that the Club could: not let it under 22. Mr Roberts said it was reported that the Welsh Rugby Union intended giving 100 guineas to necessitous Cricket Clubs. If that were so he hoped Usk would not be forgotten. Votes of thanks were passed to the Hon. Secre- tary for his services last season, and to the Chair- man for presiding at that meeting, he having come a very long distance for the express purpose of showing his continued interest in the Club. 4
Usk. and Llangihby Hilatiteeple- chases and Hurdle Raees. These races (under N. H. Rules) were run over the Mardy Course on Monday, under somewhat depressing atmospheric conditions, which affected the attendance. With capital encrie. only a fine day was wanting to make the meeting a grtat success. Unfortunately, a continuous fall of rain during the morning kept many away. Those who attended were not only favoured with good sport, but had it dry overhead during the afternoon. Kilgrogan's win was most popular locally. Patrons:—Lord Raglan, Col the Hon F. C. Mor- gan, M.P., Col R. H. Mansel, Col Ivor Herbert, Lieut.-Ool Courtenay Morgan, E E. Micholls, Esq, R. P. Jenkins, Esq. C. H. Firhank. Esq, W. Pegler, Esq, R. St John Beusley, Esq, L. R. Beasley, Esq, F. Beasley, Esq, Dr E. Hackett, J. H. Gilbert Harris, Esq. Stewards:—Lord Tredegar, M.F.H., Lord LIBn- gattock. Col Ourre, MF.H.. W. H. P. Jenkine, Esq.. C. E. Lewis. TEsq, F. R. Bateman, Esq. Officials :-Judge- H. Partridge, Esq.. Bryn- gower, Pontrhvdyrun, Monmouthshire starter— R. St John Beasley, Esq, The Lawns, Usk clerk of the scales—Mr F. G. Page clerk of th& course—T. Rees, junr stakeholder—Mr A.- Rivers. Usk: auctioneers—Messrs W. Marfell and W. S. Poole hon sees—Messrs A. Riverss- and T. Rees, junr; veterinary surgeon—Mr Sidney Smith. o 2.0.-The OLWAY HURDLE RACE of 30 sovs., for four year olds and upwards; winners extra. Twop miles. Mr A. W. Wood's Most Excellent, a, 12.2 Owner Mr J. Lucy's Yellow Cord, 6, 12.0 Mr O. Anthony 2f Mr F. Bradly's St Marco, 4, 10.13 E Brady £ Mr F. Burroughs' Chronos, 4, 10.13.F. Pratt O Mr J. Davies' inliss Eleanor, 4, 10.4..F. Parker 0* Winner trained privately. Betting-Evens on Most Excellent, 2 to 1 agst St Marco, 4 to L agst Chronos, 8 to 1 agst Yellow Cord, and 1) to 1 agst Miss Eleanor. Won by eight lengths; six lengths between thet. second and third.