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TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. ANTED, a well Educated Youth as an APPRENTICE (out-door) to the Bookselling and Stationery Trade.—Apply to WHITE & SONS, Stationers, Merthyr. [5463 LLOYD AND EVANS TJEGr to inform their Friends and the Public that they have taken out a LICENSE as AUCTIONEERS AND APPRAISERS, And trust to merit a share of the patronage of the publi of Dowlais and the surrounding neighbourhood. Money advanced on Goods for Sale. Omce 110, King's Head, High-street, Dowlais. [5529 GREAT SUCCESS OF THE TURKISH BATHS AT MERTHYR. TN consequence of the extensive patronage bestowed by the Public, on the above Baths, the Pro- prietors have determined for the future to REDUCE the price of the Turkish Bath from 2s. to Is. 6d., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Twelve tickets will be supplied at 15s. instead of^SOs. The most polite attention shown to all visitors. 5527] BY ORDER OF THE DIRECTORS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, T^HATthe Co-partnersbip carried on for some *-■ time past at Brecon-street, Dowlais, in the County of Glamorgan, by EDWARD GREGORY and THOMAS LLOYD, under the style or firm of Gregory & Lloyd," has been DISSOLVED, and that the business will for the future be carried on by the said Thomas Lloyd, on his own account, who will discharge and settle all debts due from, and receive all monies due to, the estate. Dated this 9th day of May, 1866. Witness,— JOHN PLEWS, THOMAS LLOYD. Solicitor, Merthyr Tydfil. THOMAS LLOYD 11 FSPEcrFULL Y announces that the above Partnership having been disolved by mutual consent, he begs to inform his Customers and the Public that the business henceforth will be under huM\^n control, and he would assure them- that their orders will fteeive his prompt and best attention. The Goods which h<ill .supply will be of the very best description, and being bought on the most advantageous terms, he will be enabled to offer them to his Customers on the lowest terms compatable with the best quality. The public patronage is respectfully solicited. [5526 JULY, 1866. STEAM COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CORK, MILFORD, CARDIFF, AND NEWPORT. rpHE CORK STEAM SHIP COM- PANT'S Screw Steamers "DODO." *jB^j^li^'CaptaiH Raynes, 1,0(0 Tons CORMOR- ANT," Captain Croft, 1,200 Tons; HALCYON," Captain Mowle, 800 Tons ait intended to ply as underneath, and aitord conveyance for Passengers, Goods, and Cattle, at very moderate rates. FROM CARDIFP OR NEWPORT TO CORK. From Cardiff, Saturday, 7,12 noon „ Newport, Saturday, .14, 6^ am. „ Cardiff, Saturday, 21,11^ a.m. „ Newport, Saturday, .28, 6i a.m FROM CORK FOR MILFORD, CARDIPP, OR NEWPORT. To Milford & Cardiff, Wednesday 4, 7 am. „ Milford & Newport, Wednesday.11, 1.J pm. „ Milford & Cardiff, Wed nesday .18, 7 a.m. „ Milford & Newport, Wednesday.25, 1 pm. FARES trom Cork to Carditi and Newportilest Cabin 17s. 6d.-lJeck,7s. No Steward's Fee. Return Tickets available tor one month, 27s. jgjjf Goods conveyed to and from Limerick at Through Rates via Cork. Horses, Carriages, Live Stock, and Goods for Shipment should be alongside FOUR HOURS before the advertised time of starting. For particular", apply to the Secretary, Cork Steam Ship Co., Cork Ford and Jackson, Milford James Maddocks, Cork Steam Ship Co.'s Wharf, Newport, or to E C. DOWN I AG, Bute Pocks, Cardiff. Lo524 JULY, 1866. BURNHAM TIDAL HARBOUR COMPANY. *1 j* rpHE Shortest and Cheapest Route to and X from the south-east, Sout/i, ami West England, South Wales, Liverpool, the "SlSlBllSgV Channel Islands, Paris, and all pai ts of the coiiiuteui, via Poole and Cherbourg. IMPROVED STEAM COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BURNHAM AND CARDIFF. Passengers, [Parcels, and Goods, can be booked Throughout between Cardiff and Poole, at.d all Stations on the Somerset and Dorset Railway, and Cherbourg, Caen, Paris, Bordeaux, dile., and London, POI tsmoutil, Gospurt, Southampton, Guernsey, Jersey, Lymin^ton, Weymouth, and all the principal Stations on the London and Soutn Western Railway. Third Class Tickets for Cardiff are issued from any Station between Poole and Highbridge, inclusive, by all TrainsatHwina; at Burnham immediately before the departure of the Steamer; and from Cardiff, available hy any Train leaving Burnham next after the arrival ot the Packet. Thenne, fast-sailing, Clyde-built Stpainerr'uliFlANCE," E. L. BARRON, Commander; "HEATHEK BELL," W. DENSHAM, pommander; or other suitable Steamers, are intended, (wind and weather permitting, with or without a Pilot, and with liberty to Tow,) during the month of Ju LY, 1866, to ply with Passengers and Merchandise as follows From Burnham. From Cardiff. 9 Monday 2 o p.m. 9 Monday 415p.m. 10 Tuesday. 1 30 p.m. 10 Tuesday. 5 0 p.m. 11 Wednesday 3 30 p.m. 11 Wednesday 6 30 p.m. 12 Thursday 3 30 p.m. 12 Thursday a.m. 13 Friday. 4 0 p.m. 13 Friday. 8 0 a.m. 14 Saturday. 530p.m 14 Saturday. 8 0 a.m. Car Saturday to Monday at Ilfracombe.—The Defiance will leave Cardiff at 12.30 p.m. and Burnham at 2.30 p.m. for Ilfracombe, on Saturdays. 7th and 21st July, returning from Ilfracombe and Cardiff at 9.30 a.m. on Mondoy the 9th, and at 9.0 a.m. all Monday, the 23rd of July. Arriving at Trains leave South- Ports- j ndon Burnham at Poole. Weymoth. amptoh. moj^th. a.m. p.m. p.m. ,'p.n.m. p.m. 8 5 12 5 1 18 1 2 0 2 0 10 30 2 5 4 0 3 JO. I i0 4 20 p.m. ( SiOlyV 6 40 1 0 4 5 8 10 t 7 *V 6 0 3 48 9 35 IQAQ\J21 10 40 Trains ea: Arriving at KE? £ & BMNW am. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. 6 0 6 25 8 10 12 25 7 5 7 55 8 50 8 35 10 15 2 18 11 40 11 40 p.m. p.m. p.m. p m. p.m. 12 45 12 20 1 20 5 30 3 50 4 15 4 50 4 50 5 25 9 30 Fares, Burnham and Cardiff-Saloon and After Cabin, 3s; Fore Cabin, 2s. Return Tickets, available on the day of issue only- Saloon, 4s 6d Fore Cabin, 3s. Those is- sued on Saturday will be available for the Return Journey on the following Monday. Return Tickets between Cardiff and all the Stations on the Somerset and Dorset Railway, Southampton, Ports- mouth, and the Stations on the London and South Western Railway, will be available for the Return Journey on the day of issue, or either of the two subsequent days. Return Tickets between Cardiff and Guernsey and Jersey via Southampton—1st Class, 48s 2nd Class, 37s. First Class Passengers allowed 112 lbs of Luggage; Second Class, 561bs. Burnham and Cardiff—Four-wheel Carriages, 20s; Two- wheel ditto, 10s Horses, 6s; Cattle, 5s; Calves, Dogs, and Pigs, Is Sheep, 8d each. Shipping and Landing Live Stock at the risk of their Owners. The Company will hot be accountable for any Goods without Shipping Notes. The splendid First-class Clyde-built Steam-ship ALBION is intended to sale from Poole for Cherbourg every Monday and Thursday, at 12 30 p m., and from Cherbourg to Poole on Wednesday and Saturday at 8 30 am, in connection with the Trains and Steamers bet weep. Burnham, Cardiff, and Swansea, and Passengers are booked throughout as follows: ■ —To CHERBOURG. 1- Single Tickets ReturnTickets PROM available for I available for FOUR DAYS. I ONE MONTH. Cardiff, Port Jalbot, or 1st C. .no 1 1st C I 2nd C. Swansea (on board & After Cabin & After Cabin the Steamer) 27s. 6d. 23s. 6<1 41s 6d 35s 5d Highbridge (S. &D.R.S.) 23 6 19 6 35s 6d 29s 4d Aft. C. iForeC. Aft C. Fore C Poole 15 0 (10 0 22s 6d 15»0d To CAEN. I Single Tickets, I ReturnTickets FROM available for a. ailable for FIVE DAYS. ONE MONTH. Cardiff, Port Talbot, or 1st C ) 2nd C ) 1st C I 2nd C Swansea (on board & After Cabin ] & After Cabin the Steamer) 36 9 30 7 60 0 |49 7 Highbridge (S.&D.R.S.) 32 7 26 6 | 53 fl 43 6 Poole 19 3 I 1 33 6 | 29 2 To PARIS. Single Tickets, I Return Tickets FROM available for available for FIVE DAYS. ONE MONTH. Cardiff, Port Talbot, or 1st C 2nd C IstC I 2nd C Swansea (on board & After Cabin & After Cabin the Steamer) 45 4 37 3 83 3 66 1 Highbridge (S.&D.R.S ) 43 0 35 9 81 0 63 0 Poole f 33 3 27 5 61J> J 49 10 .For Further Particulars see Poole, and Cherbourg Bills. Goods at Class Rates delivered free of hauling and Dock dues in Cardiff. Goods and Carriages on deck at Shipper's risk. Further information as to Freight, &c., may be obtained by applying to Mr. Briscoe, Chief Offices, Glastonbury at the Company's Offices, Stuart-street, Bute Docks, Cardiff or at Burnham; Mr. Pocket, Bristol Steam Packet W harf, South Dock, Swansea; Mr. John Davey, Lantern Hill, Ilfracombe Mr. E. K.Korke, Steam Packet Superintend- ent. Railway Station, Southampton; Mr. J. Smith, ship- chandler, York House, Bridgewater Mr. Barton, Somer- set and Dorset Railway Office, 16, High-Street, Bristol; or Mr. Williams, 53, King William Street, City, London. —Receiving Offices in London: 53, King William Street, City; Blossom's Inn. Laurence Lane, Cheapside; 90, High-street, Borough, and all the offices of the South Western Railway Company. By Order, ROBERT A. READ, Secretary and General Manager. Chief Offices Glastonbury [6525 PONTYPRIDD UNION. ALL Persons desiring to CONTRACT with the Board of Guardians for the Supply of the follow- ing PROVISIONS and other Articles here-under mentioned, or any of them, to be delivered free of cost at the Union Workhouse, and to the Out-door Paupers, in such quantities weeklv as may be required, for the Three Months ending 29th September, 1866, are requested to send to the Work- house Sealed Tenders for the same, endorsed Tender for Beer, &c or Potatoes," as tl.e case may be, on or before the 9th day of July, 1866, and which Tenders will be opened on the 10th day of July, 186 Potatoes per ton. Beer at per quart, per kildk^-kirf or pa- half-barrel. Porter „ „ fl Wine .11 at per pint. Brandy kt per pint. Gin iat per pint. Accounts for Goods supplied to Out-docjp Paupers to be sent in to the Relieving Officers weekly, it the prescribed form and for the Workhouse at the end <1 the quarter. Tenders will only be received in the forms prescribed by the Board, which may be had on application at my Office. E. C. SPICKETT, Clerk. Pontypridd, 28th June, 1866. [5474 THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. MORGAN CLAYToN, late of No. 7, Pont- 1: morlais, Merthyr Tydfil, in the County of Glamor- gan, Tailor and Clothier, but now of No. 6, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil, aforesaid, Tailor and Clothier, having been adjudged bankrupt under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy, filed in the County CTohxt of Glamorganshire, holden at Merthyr Tydfil, on th 2nd day of July, 1866, is hereby required to surrender H^mielfto JAMES WARD RUSSELL, ESQ., the Registrar of ^8es5|d Court, at the first meeting of creditors, to be lywjf before the said Regis- trar, on the 17th of July, 1866, Ay Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon precisely, at the Coinfty Cctrt office, No. 71, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. ¥ Mr. THOMAS WILLIAMS, of Merthyr ydfil, is the Solici- tor acting in the bankruptcy. • At the meeting the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an Assignee or Assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects. All persons having in their possession any of the effects of the said bankrupt, must deliver them to the Registrar, and all debts due to the bankrupt must be paid to the Registrar. JOHN DANIEL THOMAS, High Bailiff. 5538 CELEBRATED FRENCH SCOURING & CLEANSING POWDER, The quickest and easiest ever yet discovered for its cleansing qualities without Soap or Labour. THIS celebrated Powder is a recent discovery, — being a chemical preparation by which every descrip- tion of cleansing and scouring can be effected in a very short time. Boarded floors, however black and greasy, will, when once cleaned look equal to new; brick and stone floors, however long, neglected, will, by one applica- tion, be restored to their original color; walls, wainscotting, deal tables, counters, weights and scales; furniture of every description; fire-irons, fenders, pewter pots, brasses, &c., beautifully polished bedsteads and old walls cleaned. Wherever this Powder is used no vermin can exist, and the foulest places made clean, wholesome, and healthy. No Housekeeper once using French Powder will ever be without it, and one trial will show its value. House and Yacht Painters are now using this Powder for cleansing doors, paint work, walls, &c., and find it to be the quickest and easiest scouring article in the market. Important to Yachts, H.M. Navy, and Merchant Ships. -Nothing that has yet been introduced will cleanse t'1e decks and flooring of shipping, paint work, &c., so quickly and easily as this Powder, and with comparatively little labour make the decks and floors as white as new, without the least injury to the planks and caulking (hence avoiding holystoning), and the ship cleaned in half the time. The French Powder is now used in all noblemen's man- sions, government offices, railway stations, hospitals, I hotels, barracks, unions, public institutions, shops, and thousands of private houses. One trial will be sufficient to prove its value, and the demand there must eventually be for so useful an article. PRICE TO PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS ON APPLICATION. Sold by all respectable Grocers, in every town in England, at 3d. per lb. lib. equal to 31bs. of soap. Bugs and Fleas instantly destroyed by using the French Powdes for bed rooms, &c. gS" Messrs. GRAN1' <& CO. caution the Public against any spurious article. ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL. Wholesale agent for South Wales and Shropshire J. TILLY; Stores at Messrs. James and Price's yard, Cardiff. Agent for HALE & Co.'s Hops and Artificial Manure. [5531 t SN-BaL GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. TOURIST TICKETS, available for One — Calendar Month, are now issued at the PRINCIPAL STATIONS on this ■ Railway to the principal Watering Places on the Dorsetshire, Somersetshire, Devonshire, Cornwall, and Yorkshire Coasts, to the Isle of Man, Malvern, Buxton, Matlock, Windermere, Penrith, and I the Lake District to the principal places on the Eastern | and Southern Coasts; North and South Wales, to Scot- land and Ireland, Ac. RETURN TIC™0 U1^at about a Singe Fare for the Double Journey, are lued during the Summer Months to Pic-nic or Pleasure Parties. For full particulars see Programmes, which can be obtained at any of the Company's stations. J. GRIERSON, General Manager. Paddington, June, 1866. [5520 GHEAT WESTERN AND VALE OF NEATH RAILWAYS. CHEAP EXCURSIONS. SATURDAY, JUL! 7th, and every Saturday up to and including September 29th, a Train will leave MERTHYR at 5.30 p.nl., ABERNANT, 5.42; LLWYDCOED, 5.50; Hirwain, 6.0, and GLY-NEATH at 6.20 p.m. for SWANSEA. Fares there and back in Covered Carriages, 3s. 6d. for Llanelly, Pembrey, Ferryside, Carmarthen Junction or Carmarthen Town, fares 4s. for St. Clears, Witland, Narbeth Road, Clarbeston Road, Haverfordwest, Johnston, and New Milford fares 5s. 6d., returning the following Monday from New Milford at 3.0 p.m. also from NEATH at 645 p.m., and SWANSEA at 6.45 p.m., for the same stations returning as above. TICKETS may be obtained at the above named VALE OF NEATH STATIONS and at ABEEDARE, on or after the Monday proceeding the running of each train. For particulars see hand Bills. Paddington, June 22nd, 1866. [5521 BLENHEIM HOUSE ACADEMY, LEA, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Distant from Gloucester, Ten Miles Ross, five. CONDUCTED BY Mr. IRVING, F.S.A., Licentiate of the Royal College of Preceptors, London. Terms :—JJnder 12 years of age, 22, and above, 25 Guineas per annum No increase in the charge is made when Pupils are placed under 12, and continue after that age. AT this Establishment, delightfully situate in '-— its own ground of several acres, Young Gentlemen are prepared for the Learned Professions, Military, Naval, and Civil Services, the Oxford and Cambridge Middle Class Examinations, and Commercial pursuits. The course of instruction embraces the Greek and Latin Classics, French (which is taught generally, and without any charge, by a Resident Master, a native of France), German, Spanish, Mathematics, Music, Writing, Practical Land Surveying, Merchant's Accounts, &c. The system of Tuition is calculated to ensure the pupil's rapid progress in his studies. The prominence is given to Religion, which its importance demands. Reports of con- duct and progress are issued quarterly, and rewards peri- odically distributed by which, and other means, a spirit of emulation is excited, and the full powers of the youthful mind are drawn into action, without any recourse to cor- poral punishment. The premises being only half a mile distant from the Mitcheldean Station of the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester Railway, are of easy access to pupils travelling by the South Wales line, or by-way of Abergavenny and Hereford. A prospectus and view of the bouse, with Inclusive Terms, if required, which are extremely moderate, will be forwarded on application to the PrincipaL The studies will be resumed on the 18th July, 1866. Numerous references. Established 1838. Ø" The domestic arrangements of thin Establishment will, in future, be under the immediate superintendance of Mrs. Irving. [5466 THE SCHOOL, BRIDGEND. HEAD MASTER:-MR. W. AUSTIN, of the London Uni- versity, formerly of University College, and the Poly- technic, Hanover. rpHIS School is beautifully situated in one of the most healthy districts of South Wales, a short distance from the sea. The school house and dormitories are new, and have been built with every attention to health and comfort. Great facilities for acquiring the modern languages. The School will Re-open on WEDNESDAY the 18th July. Terms, &c., on application to the Head Master. [5473 THOMAS'S EMULSION OF SYRUPS, OR PECTORAL COUGH DROPS, FOR coughs, colds, influenza, hoarseness, hooping cough, difficulty of breathing, asthma, incipient consumption, and affections of the pulmonary organs generally. Sold in bottles at nd., Is. lid., and 2s. 9d. each. BAYLEY'S TONIC, itfKEKIKNT, & PURIFY. ING FAMKiY-PlLLS, FOR bilious and liver cony^lamts, indigestion, sick headache, loss of appetirap^usartburn, nervous- ness, impurities kof the blood, and other ailments arising from a disordered state of the stomach Mid Dowels. Sold in boxes at 7.jd., Is. l!d., and 2s. 9d. each. The above are prepared only by the proprietor, T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool; wholesale by SUTTON and Co., London, and PEARCE and Co., 7, Bridge-st.. Bristol; and retail -.—Merthyr: THOMAS STEPHENS and R. THOMAS. Doiclais: JOHN T. HANCOCK. Aberdare: THOMAS W. EVANS. Pontypridd: C. BASSETT. Cardiff: W. CROSS and JAMES & WILLIAMS; also by chemists everywhere. [5533 TO DRAPERS' -^SSISSANTS. L^YAN JONES, Draper, Merthyr, has a Vacancy for a Young yady as SALESWOMAN. Must speak both languages. One accustomed to Trimming and Mantle Making will be prefetred. [5537 MERTHYR TYDFIL. TO PUBLICANS AND OTHERS. TPO LET, with immediate Possession, that Old-Established and Double-Licensed Public-house called THE ROYAL OAK, George-street, George-town, now in the occupation of Mr. William Jones, who is about to remove to Aberdare. The above is an excellent business premises, having ample room for a Brewery, and there is always a good and profitable trade carried on there. In the hands of a suitable person a large and remunerative business could be secured —In-coming moderate.—Apply on the Premises. [5536 Fourth Division of Profits December 31st, 1866. Mutual Assurance without Mutual Liability. Profits may be applied so as to make Policies payable in Lifetime. Second Class Lives Assured on an improved System. BRITISH EOUMLLE ASSURANCE COMPANY, 47 & 48, KING WILLIAM STREET, E.C. (CAPITAL FUND :^Cfcuarter of a Million. Accumulated Fund excels One Hundred and Ten Thousand Pounds. The Accumulated Fund is equal to about 50 per cent, of the eitire Premiums received on Policies in force on Decembel 31st, last. Business re- ported. in 1866,—Policies, 2,i73 Amount, £ 353,700; 9,306 Policies in force. £ 1,569,791. Agents :—Mr. W. L. DANIEL, 64, High Street, Merthyr Mr. D. C. GUNN, 39, High Street, Merthyr; Mr. J. THOMAS, 2, Albert Street, Merthyr; Rev. B. D. THOMAS, Surrey Terrace, Llandilo. [5534 MR. DANIEL DAVIES'S NOTICES. N 0 T I 0 E. 4 LL persons indebted for Shop Goods, &c., to the late Mr. ROBERT FREDERICK, of Dow- lais, Grocer, &c.. are hereby requested to pay their respec- tive Debts to Mr. DANIEL DAVIES, Auctioneer, &c., No. 19, Ivor-street, Dowlais. H. FREDERICK, Executrix of the late Mr. Robert Frederick. Dowlais, June 18th, 1866. [5454 PANTYSGALLOG, DOWLAIS. DESIRABLE INVESTMENT. MR. DANIEL DAVIES WILL SELL BY AUCTION, At PANTYSGALLOG INN, near Dowlais, on THURSDAY, the 12th day of July, 1866, at Seven for Eight o'clock in the Evening (subject to the condit»na of sale then produced), A LL that HOUSE, GAtHliTY & PREMISES, being No. 5, Pant Road, Pantysgallog, near Dow- lais, the property of the late Mnl Joslph Mosley, and held under a grant for lease frorpjlhe executors of th&,late Mrs. Davies, Pantsgallog, for 99 year«, 78 of which are unexpired, subject to a ground rent bt £ 1 10s.lj8d. per annum. The annual rentals of the House and tpe small Cottage adjoining are £ 11 14s. Od. I Further particulars may be obtainedlof Mr. JOHN EVANS, High-street, Dowlais, or of the AUCTIONEER. 19, Ivor-street, Dowlais, June 20th, 1866. [5455

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