w CHEPSTOW. Avent.-Miss Ola,k No MATINS.—Owing to the indisoositiou of the Curate-in-Charge (Rev R. O. R. Thomas) matins in the Parish Church, Chepstow. had to be abandoned on Sunday. Rev P. L. Day, curate of Caldicot, took evening service. The new vicar (Rev J. Percy Treasure) is expected to arrive early in September. U.D.C.—Mr W. C. Thomas presided at Mon- day's meeting of the Council.—The L.G.B. wrote sanctioning the borrowing of £700 for new pavements.—Plans were passed for new sanitary arrangements at St. Maur College and for Dr Shoolbred, and new stables for Mr Skyrme, High- street. The Surveyor was graited an increase of £ 15 on his salary and was allowed 14 days' leave oa the occasion of his marriage.
I PONTYPOOL. I Agents—Mr Fieldhouse, and Mr G. II Churchill, The Market, I and Messrs, Edwards and Co. THE A.S.R.S.—A mass meeting or the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants was held on Sunday afternoon at the Town Hall, Pontypool, when Mr R. Bell, M.P.. the general secretary, addressed the meeting on the imperative need of organisation in their ranks. Mr James Winstone also spoke. HOCKEY CLUB.-The annual meeting of Ponty- pool Hockey Club was held on Monday evening, Mr J. Paton was re-elected president. The treasurer reported that there was a small balanoe in hand from the previous season. Mr W. Watkins was elected captain of the Saturday team, with Mr T. Parker as vice-captain Mr R. C. Bennett secre- tary, and Mr T. P. Holmes Watkins treasurer. Mr T. P. H. Watkins was elected captain of the Thurs- day team, Mr W. Peglar vice-captain, and Mr C. Harmaton secretary. It was decided to change the colours of the club to emerald green shirts with gold collars and cuffs, and white nickers. The secret' ry reported that the polo ground at Pontypool Road had been taken on a lease for three years, and that the work of improving it was progressing. He had arranged matches with the following teams:— Cardiff, Newport, Bassaleg, Maindee, Abergavenny, and Bristol. PROPERTY SALE.—On Monday afternoon, Mr J. G. Gwatkin offered a number of freehold and leasehold properties at the Crown Hotel. Coynant House, Osborne-road, a freehold, was sold to Mr F. W. Harding, New Inn, for £ 440, a leasehold dwelling-house in Campbell-street, Wainfelin, to P.S. Bladon, for £ 230; the Clarence Chambers (engineer's offices), to Mr T. B. Pearson, manager Pontypool Gas and Water Co., for ti-10; Hill View, New Inn, to the occupier, Miss Elizabeth Evans, for £ 360 r 1,000 square yards of freehold building land, with frontages to Merchant's Hill and Fowler-street, Wainfelin, to Messrs. Bailey Bros., contractors, Pontnewynydd, for £ 300 No. 3, Albion Place, Hanbury-road, Pontnewynydd, to Mrs H. Tomlin, Pontnewynydd. for £ 206; dwelling-house at Church View, Wainfelin, to P.S. Bladon, for £ 235; and dwelling-house, shop, warehouse and premises known as the District Supply Stores. High-street, Pontypool, to Mr J. G. Richards, grocer, Tranch, for £ 360. Two enclosures of freehold grass land at Mamhilad (about 12 acres) were withdrawn at J6175, and four houses in Waterloo-road, Abersychan, were withdrawn at £ 685.
I PONTYPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB.. The annual meeting was held at the Forge Hammer Hotel, on Saturday evening, Mr D. S. Davies, Abersychan, presiding. The accounts showed that the season commenced with a balance in hand of .£90 68 3d. The gate money taken during the season amounted to £ 821 9s lid, and this, together with £ 45 guarantees, and X39 6s fid subscriptions made a total income of X905 16s 5d, so that the total receipts amounted to £ 1,014* 9s. After paym ent of all expenses (the chief of which were travelling expenses JE126 178 7d, players' expenses C173 17s 3d, rent of ground £6n). there would be a balance in hand of £ 421 16s 7d. The Committee had voted a donation of X2 to the Pontypool Juniors. Upon the motion of Mr W. H. Hughes, seconded by Mr W. Llewellyn, the balance-sheet was adopted. Mr Hughes proposed the re-election of the president, Mr D. S, Davies, and this was unanimously carried. Mr D. "Ponty" Jones was re-elected captain, and Captain A. 1. R. Butler, and Mr C. Greening were re-slected treasurer and secretary respec- tively.
URBAN DISTRIC V COUNCIL MEETFNG. I This authority met on Wednesday, when the question of the pollution of the Avon Llwyd by sewage and other refuse same up for consideration. The streets and sanitary committee, after dis- cussing the report of the Monmouthshire County Council, recommended that the local council should inform the county authority that they had been anxiouslv considering this question for some time past. and seeking an efficient scheme to be carried out in conjunction with neighbouring councils, who had, however, since withdrawn from the proposals. It was further recommended that word should be sent that the council were now inquiring as to. the feasibility of a separate septic installation for their district. Mr W. H. Hughes. ex-chairmani stated that while they were prepared to deal with the matter upon its merits so far as Pontypool was conoerned, he thought the attention of the county council' ought to be drawn to, the fact that the pollution of the river did not originate. in Pontypool, buit at Blaenavon and down through Abersychan, Mr Harmston stated that whatever was done, he hoped they would not follow, on, the lines of the scheme of the Western valleys,, whera thousands of pounds had been spent without putting a sptdo in the ground. Personally,, he did not think it was advisable that they shouM' j-oin BWenavon, but that Pontypool, Panteg, and Abersychan should decide upon a joint scheme of their own. The abnormal infantile death-rate was due to improper feeding, and not to disease from the river. Mr Edgar Probyn was in favour of informing the Local Government Board that the local authorities at the top of the valley were taking steps to meet their wishes, and after the completion of their scheme the Pontypool Council would: be, prepared to undertake their part in the work. The recommendations of the committee were finally adopted, and, on the proposition of Mr Eckersley, it was decided to ask the Panteg and Abersychan Council if thsy were prepared to re- consider the question of a joint sewage disposal soheme. It was decided to have the circular prepared by Dr. Mason, the medical officer, as to the feeding of infants circulated in every home. Mr J. M. Cope's offer to take up the captaincy of the fire brigade was accepted.
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I RAGLAN. I Aoeat-Mrs. Hopper, Thz Village. PARISH COUNCIL MEETING.—A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Thursday week, at the Clerk's residence, the schools being under alterations and repairs. The following members of the Council were present:—Mr S. W. Jones (chairman), Messrs. J. Townsend, G. Davies, W. Townsend, J. Matthews, F. Perkins, A. J. Philpotts, N. Crump, and C. J. Saunders (clerk). The Clerk read an application from Mr Lewis Richards, New Shop, for a pasture allotment; two other applications had been previously reoeived from parishioners. A discussion followed, and several members expressed the opinion that it would be advisable to sub-divide the allotment land more, so as to satisfy as many applicants as possible. The Clerk mentioned that it was the Auditor's opinion that the land should be more divided up. Ultimately instructions were given to the Clerk to write to the several applicants, to the effect that the Council had the matter under consideration and would, as opportunity offered, grant their applications. The Clerk reported that all the allotment tenants except one had paid their rents. A bridge on one of the allotments was stated to be in a bad condition, and the Clerk was directed to draw the attention of the Crown Agent to the matter. Cheques were drawn to cover all outstanding accounts, and the meeting ter- minated.
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I USK. I POLICE COURT, MONDAY. I Before R. RICKARDS, Esq. DRUNK--WilliaM Price, farm labourer, of Cefn Ila Farm, Llanbadoc, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk on the previons evening. —P.S. Sheddick gave the facts. It appeared that defendant was ordered out of town, but would not go home, so he was taken into custody at Llanbadoc and given a night's lodging in the Police Station.—Fined 5s.
I ABERGAVENNY. I POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY. DRUNKENNESS.—Mrs Francesca Sharpies, of Hill Grove, Clytha, was charged with being drunk at the Greyhound Hotel, Abergavenny. She was fined 10ti and 4s 6d costs.
MONMOUTH BOYS- V. USK BOYS*. This match was played at Monmouth oa Saturday last, and after a very exciting game tho home boys won by ona run. The following were the ecores -isK BOYS. W. Price, e-and b, B-enfield 3 N. Ray nor, sand b Rea 6 A. Williams, b J. Ryall 13 W. Ball, b J. Ryall 2 T. Lucas, b J. Ryall 0 P. Stockham, b J. Ryall. 3 J. Pitt, b J. Ryall 0 D Parry, c J. Ryall, b Benfield 4 W. Rees, not out 0 R. Doubieday, c J. Ryall, b Benfield.. 0 C. Davies, c and b Benfield 0 Extras 5 Total. 36 MONMOUTH BOYS. J. Ryall, b D. Parry. 7 F. Parry, b N. Raynor 3 C. Benfield, not out 8 F. Ryall, b N. Raynor 1 W. Rea, b D. Parry 0 F. Burnett, b D. Parry. 2 W. Kidley, rum out. 0 E. Butler, c N. Raynor, b D. Parry.. 0 R. Cook, b N. Raynor. 1 E. Baynham, b D. Parry 3 S. Powles, b D, Parry. 0 Extras 12 Total. 37
CAERLEON. Agent— Mr Berry, Newsagent, Cross-street. A RUNAWAY.—On Monday, as a man named Charles Young was driving a horse and cart, belonging to Mr G. W. Stark, Forge Farm, through Caerleon, the horse took fright at some pigs and bolted. Young was thrown out, kicked by the horse, and one of the wheels of the cart went over him. He was very much bruised and injured internally. Mr E. Davies ran after the horse, and caught it near the river.
MONMOUTH. I Agetit.-Afr. Cxirrey. Bootsetter, Monmouth. I MUSICAL SUCCESSES.—Amongst the local successes in the examinations held by the Associated Board of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music. Miss Mary G. C. Caffrey obtained a pass in grade three for violin, at the Weston-super-Mare centre, and the following pupils at the Monmouth Girls' High School also obtained passes-piano, higher division, Bessie Symonds, Joan Vincent, and Martha Bowen; and violin, higher division, Dora Moore; piano, lower division. Hilda J. Bates, Winifred Bowen, and Nora E. Williams. MILITIA INSPECTION.—The R.M.R.E. (Militia) Regiment, under the command of Colonel Lord Raglan, was inspected on Thursday in last week by Colonel Barker, R.E. The field company, under Lieutenant-Colonel Courtenay Morgan, paraded at 11 o'clock, when Colonel Barker examined the men. horses, wagons, etc. The company then marched past, and afterwards the mounted portion went by at a trot. The rest of the regiment paraded about noon, and were reviewed- The afternoon was devoted to field works at Pwlholm, when the railway company practised rapid plate laying, etc. The bridging companies were employed on a military bridge, and others on encampments, block-houses. field kitchens, etc. The men will be dismissed to their homes to-day (Saturday).
NEWPORT. I Avents-Nessrs Qreenlani and Co., Newsaotnts. ) CRINDAU CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB. I The third annual outing and sports in connection with this Club were held on Monday, when the members journeyed in brakes to Abergavenuy viil Usk, a halt being made at the latter place for lunch, which was partaken of at the Golden Lion, Bridge-street. The dinner was held at the Swan Hotel, Aberga- venny, Mr W. H. Ley (chairman of the Outing Committee) presiding, supported by Messrs J. T. Hughes (Conservative agent), G. Bush, G. Capel, J. Littlejones, F. Atwell, and M. W. Madge; Mr W. J. Voyle (secretary of the Club) occupied the vice-chair. After dinner the usual loyal toasts were proposed by the Chairman, and duly honoured. The health of Mr E. E. Micholls was submitted by the Vice-Chairman, and was drunk most enthu- siastically and with musical honours. Mr J. T. Hughes, whose name was coupled with the toast, responded. He thanked the members, on Mr Micholls' behalf, for the very enthusiastic manner in which the toast had been proposed and received. He mentioned that Mr Micholls would have been present with them that day but that he had previously promised to preside at the dinner of the Tredegar Constitutional Club, the members of which were also having an outing that day-to Barry. Mr Micholls had asked him to explain this, and to express his regret at being, conse- quently, unable to be with them there. SPORTS. At three o'clock the following sports took place in Bailey Park:— Fifty yards sack race (Club prizes): 1, E. Basham; 2, C. Fowler; 3, G. Thomas. Point-to-point race (Messrs W. J. Voyle and T. Bishop's prizes):-I, G. Bush 2, T. Morris 3, F. Atwell Tug-of-war between W. J. Voyle's team and M. W. Madge's team :—This resulted in a draw after three attempts, the rope breaking on each occasion, and the prize was divided between the members of each team. Eighty yards Club championship (Councillors Moxon and Duckham's prizes) :-1, W. Voyle, jr.; 2, T. Morris 3, C. Fowler. Cricket match (Mr H. Flanders' prize) between C. James and W. James's teams :-Won by the former, Quoit pitching between G. Bush's team and W. James's team Won by the former by four points to two.. 0 T Visitors' race:—1, J. Capel; 2, G. Burch; o. J. Capel, junr. Messrs J. T. Hughes and W. J. Vowle acted as judges, Mr G. H. Capel as starter, and Mr G. Bush as handicapper. The return journey was commenced at 6.45, Newport being reached at lif.30, all the members having spent a very pleasant day.
I CHEPSTOW. I I POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. I I Before W. C. THOMAS, Esq. I A REFRACTORY TRAMP.-Thomas Smith, tramp, was charged with refusing to perform his task of stone-breaking at Chepstow Workhouse the same morning. The master (Mr Baker) said the man was admitted the previous evening, and the following morning he was put to the usual task of atone-breaking, but refused to do it, and also declined to pick 31bs of oakum. Prisoner, aaked if he had anything to say, said the task was too much for anyone.—He was sent to prison for 14 days'. I POLICE COURT, TUESDAY. I DRUNK AND R-TOTOUS. -Andrew Callaghan, rag and bone gatherer, of Newport, and Robert Griffin, tramping hawker, were charged with being drunk and riotous, and also with assaulting Robert Vincent.-For the assault Callaghan was fined L5, or one month's hard labour, and Griffin JE1 and 4s 6d costs for being drunk and disorderly, or 14 days. ^,m
I MONMOUrH. I I POLICE COURT, FRIDAY I SACRILEGE.—Albert Watkins, 16, and Hubert Ward, 11, were charged with breaking into the Wesleyan Chapel on August 13th, forcibly opening the poor box, and stealing the contents.— Watkins. who had previously been in gaol, was sent there again for 14 days, and Ward was sentenced to six strokes with the birch. I POLICE COURT, MONDAY. I A TROUBLESOME TRAMP. James Henry Pritchard, 30, a powerful looking tramping labourer, was charged with being drunk and riotous the previous night.—The evidence of P.C. Rowland and P.O. Tilley showed that prisoner behaved in a most violent manner.—An inclusive fine of lis was imposed. POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY. I Aw ALLEGED DISORDERLY HousE.-Louisa Ballinger was charged with keeping a house of ill- fame at No. 2, Bell Lane, Monmouth, between July let and July 20th. Evidence was given that Militiamen and others had been seen going to the house; and a police officer stated that he saw immorality going on there. -Defeudint denied the charge.—Mr G. P. Cossens, J.P., who was on the Bench, but did not adjudicate, was the owner of the premises. He said that the tenant of the house between the dates mentioned was Corporal Morgan, of the Royal Monmouth Militia.—The Mayor said there was no doubt from what they had heard that disgraceful conduct had taken place, but a point of law had arisen with regard to the tenancy. The case would be dismissed, but Mr Cossens had undertaken to clear the house of all objectionable characters.—Ballinger was fined 5s for keeping a lodging-house without a licence. CHILD NEGLECT.—Elizabeth Hughes, widow, Cliff ord's-court, was charged with cruelly neglecting her child, aged ten months.—Inspector Sparkes. of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, said that defendant had been in prison for cruelty tu another of her children, and while in prison the child now in Question was born. The defendant after being released from prison returned to her drinking habits, and had frequently left the child alone without food and in a dirty condition for hours together.—She was now sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour, and the Bench made an order that the five young children should be sent to the Workhouse. made an order that the five young children should be sent to the Workhouse.
I NEWPORT", I I POLICE COURT, SATU RD AY I THE TRAMP NUISANCB.-Frsncis Pensham, a tramping baker, from Plymouth, was charged with setting fire to a rick of hav, valued at X128, at St. Mellon's, the property of Mr J. J. Gerrish, butcher, The charge of incendiarism failed, but the man was sent to prison for three months with hard labour for vagrancy, I POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY. I DESERTION.—A. J. Goss for deserting his wife was ordered to pay her 7s 6d per week alimony. A dreadful story was revealed, the woman's life being described as a perfect martyrdom." He was also ordered to pay three guineas as solicitor's fee, and the costs. A HEARTLESS FOOTIBALLIER.-David John Prosser, of 43, Day-street, Hull, was charged on a warrant with neglecting to pay £ 4 15s 6d due to his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Prosser, of Alillman- street, Newport. The couple were married on February 2nd, 1904, and only lived together 14 days. Defendant then went away to Hull, and promised to pay his wife something until he could provide a home. He never did this, and during 12 months he only sent odd sums amounting altogether to about X2. Defendant was now a professional footballer, and got JE1 a week regularly, and X2 when a match was won. Previous to marriage he was a steel worker at Pontymister, but as he played football very well he found an opening at Hull.—Mrs Prosser, a good-looking young woman, said that there was one child of the marriage. Since defendant went away to Hull she had been supported by her parents.—Defendant said he had no goods, and no means of paying the money.— An order to pay the amount due, with costs, or a month's imprisonment, was made.
PONTYPOOL. t I POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. I I ALLEGED INTIMIDATION. j Several miners were charged with intimidating fellow-workmen at the Plasycoed Red Ash Coal Level, Pontnewynydd, where a dispute has been proceeding for some time with regard to the price I list. The charges were preferred by Charles Hewitt and Joseph Griffiths, two of the workmen employed on the 1st and 3rd of August, against six men. W. H. Haines, a boy, and Henry Hook, were charged by the manager, Mr James Earland, with malicious damage to a tram of clay, valued at 92; two men had additional charges against- them of maliciously damaging two trams, to the value of E4, on the 3rd inst: and two more were charged with damaging a cabin, window, and coat, valued at 15s. Mr Lyndon Moore, Newport, appeared to prosecute on behalf of the colliery proprietors, Messrs. William Morris (Ltd.), Newport, while Mr Ivor Bowen appeared for the defendants. In opening the case, Mr Moore said that at the time the damage was done there was a crowd of between 300 and 400 people gathered around the coal level armed with sticks and stones. During the two and a half hoars they waited, the defendants, he was instructed, proceeded to certain trams, the property of Mr Morris, which were pushed down the level and considerably damaged them. The element of malice was evident in the case. Several witnesses were called to give evidence in support of the charge. Mr Ivor Bowen, for the defence, said that (whatever these persons had been guilty of they certainly were not guilty of wilful damage. There was a very large crowd of men, women, aud children around the level, and there was consider- able feeling. A crowd of mischief-makers had taken advantage of the dispute which was going on, and the defendants could not be held responsible for any damage done by these people. The only material evidence they bad of damage was against Haines and Hook, the two boys. Hook and Haines were fined £ 1 and 4s 6d costs I each, the other cases being dismissed. I AN EXTRAORDINARY MANIA. Mary Hannah Bryant, 14, an inmate of the Pontypool Workhouse, was summoned for doing malicious damage to a window, the property of the Pontypool Guardians, to the extent of 13s on two occasions. Mr T. Watkins. Pontypool, appeared to pro- secute on behalf of the Board, and asked the Bench to send the girl to a reformatory. She was one of a family of three children who were left orphans in 1895. For a time they were boarded out, with their grandparents, but at the end of 1895 they were taken into the Workhouse, In 1902 the girl was boarded out at Pontypool, but was soon returned as being unmanageable. She was then boarded out at Llantrissent, but was returned for the same reason. During her stay at Llantrissent she developed an extraordinary habit of chewing pins and needles, and since she had been returned to the workhouse a large number of them had been taken from her mouth. After a time she was sent to service with a clergyman at Abergavenny, and whilst there she took to chewing candles. On account of this habit she was again brought back to the House, and during the time she had been there had shown a very bad temper, and on two occasions smashed windows at the Cottage Homes. On being remonstrated with she absconded from the Workhouse, but was brought back by the police. Dr O'Keefe, Griffithstown, said the girl was mentally sound, but of a morose disposition. She was sent to a reformatory for three years. AN UNFORTUNATE CBIiBBRATrON. I William Henry Coles, licensee of the Buck Inn, Abersychan, was summoned for being found drunk on his licensed premises, on August 19th. Mr Digby Powell, Newport, appeared for defendant and pleaded guilty. P.C. Jones said that on the date named be saw the defendant sitting down in a chair in his house in a drunken condition. Mr Powell said that on this day the defendant visited Mambilad, and there met some friends, who induced him to christen the triplets, which were presented to him a short time previously. When he got home he intended going straight to bed, but his wife asked him for some change, and, after giving it to her, he went to sleep in a chair.— Fined 10s including costs. DESERTION AND NEGLECT.—Arthur Mayers, collier, Trancb, was summoned by his wife, Martha Mayers, for desertion and neglect.— Complainant said she was married to the defendant on May 31st, 1904, and there was oue child of the marriage. On August 13th, her husband told her she did not know how to look after the child properly, and he then went away and left her. On one occasion defendant had threatened to kill her with a knife.—This case was adjourned to enable the complainant to get a certificate of her husband's wages. A REFRACTORY PAUPBR.-Sarah Jones, alias Esmonds, was summoned for refractory conduct while an inmate of the Pontypool Workhou-se.- Mr T. Watkins, solicitor, Pontypool, prosecuted.— Eleanor Mary Richards, matron at the Workhouse, said that on August 16th she asked the deferaant to assist in bathing a feeble old woman, but she declined. She also refused to do so when requested bg the master of the house.—Defendant, who said the reason she refused to do the task was because she was ill, was sent to prison for 7 days. WAGES' CLAIM.—George Ball, tin worker, Pontrhydyrun, summoned the Edlogan Tinplate Company, Pontrhydyrun, for £ 4 10s, money which he claimed in lieu of a month's notice.—Ball said he was dismissed at a moment's notice owing to his refusing to work overtime. When witness was engaged by the company, it was agreed that the appointment could only be terminated by giving 28 days' notice.—Mr W. J. Everett, solicitor, Pontypool, who appeared for the company, called men, who gave evidence to the effect that Ball declined to do certain work whoa- requested to do so.—The Bench decided to give Ball 30s. and ordered defendants to pay the costs. POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY. I ALLEGED BURGLAR COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. I William Peel, a ship's fireman, of no fixed I abode, was brought up in custody at Pontypool, on Wednesday, charged on remand, with burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-houses of Mr A. J. Stock, milk-vendor, Dr O'Keefe, and Mr Henry Foster, electrical engineer, at Griffithstown, on the night of the 15th inst., and stealing money and articles to the value of £16. Is 2d. Henry Foster said that on being aroused by his wife he went downstairs and found th& rooms dis- arranged. The chest of drawers in the drawing room had been burst open and the contents thrown about. The breakfast room window was open, and on going towards it witness saw the prisoner coming from behind a hawthorn bush. He shouted to him to stop, but Peel replied I have not been in your house." Peel then made a rush to get out of the gate, and in doing so dropped a parcel containing a number of cigars. Prisoner then made for some fields, and witness followed him. As they were passing through the third field witness saw a man named Green, and shouted to him "Stop the thief." Green attempted to stop Peel, who drew a revolver, and Green then shouted "Look out, he's armed." Peel then tried to double across the fields, but witness and Green followed him. Peel asked What are you following me for." Witness replied, "To hand you over to the police." Prisoner thereupon rushed at Green and struck him in the face with the butt end of the revolver. Witness then raised the stick he had in his hand and struck Peel on the back of the neck. A scuffle ensued, and witness got Peel down and pressed his thumbs into his throat, while Green snatched the revolver from the prisoner. Witness and Green sat on Peel while they recovered from the struggle, and then witness covered the man with the revolver and ordered him to walk back in the direction of the police station. When they were walking along the fields Peel asked permission to scrape his trousers, but, on his pulling out a knife, witness pointed the revolver at him and told him to put the knife into his pocket. As he was going through a field Peel dropped a small parcel, which Green opened and found to contain eight revolver cartridges and an electric lamp. Witness had since discovered that two L5 notes had been stolen from his study. Peel denied having pointed the revolver at Mr Foster. William Green, haulage engine driver at the Albion Colliery, Pontypool, gave corroborative evidence. P.S. Watkins spoke to receiving the prisoner into custody on the morning of the 16th inst. He searched the prisoner, upon whom he found 22s in money. The prisoner admitted breaking into the house, but denied that he found money at Foster's house-only an empty purse. Prisoner had obtained an entrance by forcing back the catch of the window. There were marks on the window which showed that it had been opened by a knife similar to the one produced, which was found in his possession. Albert J. Stock stated that when he got up at 5.15 a.m. on August 16th he foand that his furnitnre and the contents of the drawers were strewn about. There were the remains of a leg of pork on the table which was left in the pantry the previous night. There were candle grease marks all over the house, and a number of matches were thrown about. Witness found that the dining- room window was open and entrance to the house bad evidently been effected by that means. Witness identified the desk as his property. The desk was found at about 60 yards from the house, and Mrs Stock identified some serviettes found on the prisoner. P.S. Watkins said that when be took the prisoner into custody he told him to empty his pockets, and among the articles he pulled oat was the watch chain produced, which was Mr Stock's property. One of the serviettes was wrapped around some food, and the other serviette was found in his pocket. In reply to the charge Peel said. I could not have stolen the box, because I left it on the premises." Dr O'Keefe and Mrs O'Keefe gave evidence as to their house being entered and a box of cigMw stolen. Entrance had been obtained to the premises by means of the hall window, the glass of which had been cut below the catch to enable the catch to be pushed back. P.S. Watkins said that when he charged the prisoner he replied, That's right." Witness found the glass-cutter produced in prisoner's possession. Prisoner, who had nothing to say, was com- mitted for trial to the Monmouthshire Assizes. It appears that the prisoner has already served a term of penal servitude for burglary, having been convicted at Swansea, Shrewsbury, Cardiff, Worcester, and in Ireland. He is now wanted by the Breconshire police on a charge of burglary, RE-ARRESTED.-Evan Jenkins, a collier, of Pontnewynydd, was charged with stealing a silver watch and chain and coat, value f5, the property of William Phillips, a mason, residing at Tarvaen- terrace, Pontnewynydd. Prisoner took lodgings at the prosecutor's house, and on the 5th inst. h& decamped, taking with him the coat and watch which were hanging behind the door. Prisoner was re-arrested by Sergeant Sheddick, at Usk, on Tuesday upon his liberation after a imprisonment for riotous conduct and assault at Monmouth. He admitted the offence, and was sent to prison for a month's hard labour. The watch and chain, which were found in prisoner's possession at Monmouth, were ordered to be handed over to the prosecutor. MUCH SUMMONED.—Six charges were brought against James Jones, collier, Cwmyniscoy, who appeared on a warrant, for being riotous- at Cwmyniscoy, on August 5th, and for assaultiug- William Jackson, Annie M. Jackson, and Bertha. Watkins at the same time and place: also for using threats towards Nash Baker, at Cwmyniscoy, on August 8th, and for doing wilful damage to Baker's windows to the extent of 6s, at the same time and place.—When asked why he did not surrender to his summons on Saturday, Jonea replied, I was ashamed to have to answer to six summonses at one Court."—For the defence, Mary Ann Groves and Elizabeth Smith gave evidence to the effect that Jackson was the aggressor, but the Bench decided to fine Jones 10s on each charge- (30s in all).—Nash Baker, landlord of the Wheatsheaf Inn, Cwmyniscoy, said Jone& threatened to punch him, and then smashed in the windows of his boase.-Thomas Phillipe corrobo,rated.-Detend ant was bound over too keep the peace and ordered to pay the oosts. £1 6s 6d.
Cricket. USK F. ST. MARY'S C.C. (CARDIFF). On Saturday last, Usk entertained St. Mary'w C.C. (Cardiff), for the first time. The visitors wer& poorly represented, several substitutes having to be found. The Uskites won the toss, and Jenkins and Wallace went in to face the attack ot Wellington and Moon. Both batsmen played carefully to start but after a while hit out merrily, Jenkins scoring very fast. The balf-ceutury was signalled in half as many minutes. Several 11 y changes in the bowling proved of little effect; Jenkins bit twelve off Carter in three balls. Th &. century was signalled, and five runs later Wallace came down to a catch by Wellington. With the exception of Reea and Bevan all the batsmen entered double figures, and the innings was declared for the splendid total of 207. The visitors failed to do much with the bowling of Edmunds and Wallace, and were all dismissed: for 67. Wellington and Seaborne being the only batsmen to en ter double figures. Wallace took five wickets for 30 runs, and Edmunds five for 35;. Scores:— USK. A. G. Wallace, c Wellington, b HesJop 38 J. Jenkins, b Heslop 71 T. Rees, lbw, b Carter. 8 G. Edmunds, c Seaborne, b Carter. 10 F. J. Edmunds, b Wellington 14 W. F. Roberts, c and b Carter 17 Xu Bevan, b Carter 0 W. Phillips, not out 18 E. S. Saunders, not out 20 Extras. 11 Total (7 wickets) 207 T. Mayes and J. H. Marfell did not bat. ST. MAaY'Si T. Moon, b A. G. Wallace. 4 F. Carter, b F. J. Edmunds 3 J. Harris, c W. Phillips, b Wallace.. 4 Rev W. 0. Wellington, b Wallace .» 16 G. Heslop, c T. Rees, b Edmunds. 3 F. Seaborne, b Edmunds 13 H. Hill, b Wallace 1 F. W. Stockham, b Wallace. 0 B. E. Mundy, c E. Saunders, b F. Edmunds 8 A. Weare, not ouc 9 W. Butcher, b Edmunds- ft Extras. 1 Total 67
MONMOUTHSHIRE RECORDS. To the Editor. of The County Observer. Siu,-Will you kindly permit me to maice Knawii through your columns, that I shall be much obliged for information as to the whereabouts and nature of manuscript documents dated before 1820, relating to auy place in the county of. Monmouth. I do not refer to records in public. offices such as the Probate Registers, nor to Parish Registersbut I would include Church wardens* Accounts, Vestry Minutes, Terriers. Manor Oourfc Rolls, Pedigrees, and any family muniments or ancient MSS. in private hands. Particulars of such documents are desired on behalf of the County and Borough Councils of Monmouthstiire, who are making a preliminary investigation of their records but I am able to give an undertakitsg that nothing shall be made public without the owner's express. consent. i » ir. I beg leave also to thank, those ladies and gentlemen who have already a.ttawed me access to their valuable ancient muniments. Communications should, be addressed to me either at 70, Corullill, Xjondoa, E.C., or at Mon- mouth. I am, sir, YOurs. faithfully, JOHN HOBSON MATTHEWS, Mouraouthsbire 19th August, 1905.
labour and the disinfectants were, therefore, absolutely useless. However, he had disinfected the school to the best of his ability. Two or three fresh cases had been recently reported, but he had every reason to believe that the epidemic had passed its height. The Medical Officer recom. aended that a certificate as to water supply should be granted to Miss Llewellyn for a house, recently built at Croesynypant, Mamhilad. Mr Croot, of Goytre School, had written stating that there were several children there affected by measles or whooping cough, but he (the Inspector) failed to see that he could interfere in the absence of any official notification. He had received a letter from Mrs Dawson, of Pontrhydyrun, with regard to the condemned well at Pump Row, which he begged to lay before the Council. Mr Cuthbert bad occupied his house at Sunnybank, Llanfrechfa Lower, without having obtained a water supply certificate, and after receiving due notice from the Clerk on the subject. He produced a bottle of water from the well at Ponthir, and was still of the opinion that the sucker of the pump was too near the bottom of the well so that it brought up a sediment. In the highway report, the Surveyor stated that he had had the coping stones replaced on the bridge leading from Alonkswood to Glascoed, and had also had the notices posted up by Mr R. A. Rogers, Usk, offering a reward for the detection of persons guilty of wanton damage to the Council's property, but he found that even these tad been deliberately taken from posts, &c., and torn up. With regard to the Llangeview footpaths question, Mr Brooke had recommended that he flhould submit to the Council an estimate of the cost of remedying the matter complained of. He thought the cost would be about 30s. His attention had been called to the fact that a piece of land had been enclosed at the White Hart Inn, Llangibby, and he thought it his duty to xeport it. SPREADING INFECTION. I The Chairman asked what was the use of the Council and their officers taking trouble and -spending money if the parents of children affected with measles did not keep them away from public gatherings and other children. Could they not itake some steps in the case before them ? The Clerk: You can prosecute in the case of a person exposing another who is suffering from an infectious disease. The Chairman It is a serious thing. The Clerk: The Inspector may try and get sufficient evidence to ensure a successful prosecu- tion. It was resolved that the Inspector should report the result of further inquiries on the subject to the Clerk, who was instructed to prosecute if the evidence warranted it. A CONDEMNED WELL. I Mrs Dawson's letter complained of the incon- -venience caused by water from the well at Pump Bow being condemned for domestic use, and its being closed. It appeared'that the Pontypool Water Company -was willing to supply the place with water, but Uanfrechfa Upper U.D.C.'s water area would be invaded, and while they had not sufficient to supply the water themselves they asked a pro- hibitive figure of the Pontypool Company for the concessions required. The matter was adjourned for further inquiries. MB CUTHBERT'S CASE. I A letter was read from Mr A, E. Cuthbert, who denied occupying his new house at Llanfrechfa Lower, stating that fires for airing the house only had been lit there, and that he had not yet had the keys from the builders or architect. He com- plained that the Inspector had talked about the matter to a labourer outside, whom it did not concern. The Inspector said the remarks made with regard to himself were quite uncalled for, and the bouse had certainly been occupied. The Medical Officer (Dr G. Harrison Jenkins) 'bad recommended that the well should be bricked up,, and covered over. The Council took no notice of the personal question brought forward, but decided that after the Inspector had conferred with the M.O.H., he tshould write to Mr Cuthbert informing him what he was required to do to the well; further, that he should obtain more information as to the alleged occupation, and that the Olerk should grant the water certificate as soon as the work there was .satisfactorily done. THE COMPLAINED-OF PUMP. I As to the pump at Ponthir which brought up •sandy matter, The Chairman remarked that it was only recently they spent considerable money on it, and if the rflucker required raising it would necessitate the breaking up of the concrete. The Surveyor was requested to further consider the matter. A LLANGEVIEW QUESTION. I The Surveyor was instructed to repair the foot- bridges at Llangeview at a cost not exceed- ing 30s. ing BOs. A LLANGIBBY MATTER. I As to the alleged enclosure of land at Llangibby no action was taken, it being stated that an improvement had been effected. mprovement had been effected. LORD TREDEGAR'S TRIBUTE. I The Chairman announced the receipt of the following amounts, bringing up the total to £ •28 8s received from the district towards the Lord Tredegar Tribute FundMr W. E. Parker, Trostrey, 18s; Mr Richard Thomas, Llangibby, ■ £ 7 2s 6d; Mr O. Jenkins, £ 1 5s; and the Rev H. Cockson, 10s. PONTHIR AND THE WAIN WATER SUPPLY. I The Clerk reported that Mr D. J. Lougher, the I ,engineer, had found the gauging of the water at the trial shaft by the contractor to have been orrect and maintained, and the Pontypool Park Estate had offered to grant a 42 years' lease of the property at S3 3s per annum, so that everything was now ready for an application to be made to the Local Government Board for sanction to carry out the scheme and to raise by loan the money necessary. There was some discussion as to the term of the lease, and ultimately the Clerk was requested to see if Mr J. C. Hanbury would not grant a longer lease; he was also instructed to take the necessary steps to obtain the sanction of the L.G.B. to the carrying out of the scheme. As to the supplemental supply higher up the parish of Llanfrechfa Lower, negotiations were still being carried on. THE AVON LLWYD. The Sanitary Review of the County, with its recommendations, was brought to the notice of the Council by the Clerk to the County Council. The Chairman referred to what had taken place at the last County Council meeting, when the pollution of the Avon Llwyd came up for discussion, and it was thought the Eastern Valleys District Councils should do something to remedy the existing state of affairs. He did not think the pontypool R.D.C. could take any special steps in the matter. The Clerk pointed out that the Council were doing their best to deal with the water question -in the Llanfrechfa district, which was the only one for them. A GLASCOED BO AD. A communication from the assistant overseer stated that at a parish meeting at Glascoed a reso- lution was passed, by eight votes to four, against the Council repairing a road to some houses there. Mr Edmunds said the people from the lower part of the parish were in the majority at the meeting ,those in favour of the repair of the road were not -there. The Chairman thought that, in face of the resolu- tion, the Council could now do nothing further in the matter. Mr Bevan expressed hie concurrence with the resolution. After further remarks, Mr Edmunds intimated that he should endeavour to prove that the road was one which the Council was compelled to repair. The Clerk said the evidence taken on a former occasion tended to show that the road was in exis- tence before 1835, iu which case the Council were liable. PONTNEWYDD ROAD. A formal resolution was passed paving the way for the carrying out of the work of widening this toad. [ MAMHILAD BIGHT OF WAY. Mr Whitney referred to this matter, and The Clerk again advised that the Council had no jurisdiction, as it was simply a question between the Pontypool Park Estate and others. It might be easily and amicably settled. A LICENCE. The Council renewed Mr Court's horse-slaughter- ing licence (.Mamhilad). ing licence t Mamhilll.d).. THE GIPSY NUISANCE. Mr Edmunds complained of the gipsy nuisance on the Common. The Chairman said the matter had only reeently been threshed out, and it appeared that they could not interfere unless the gipsies broke the law, and then they must follow the usual course.