QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT EMIGRATION OFFICES, 2, Old Broad Street, London, E.C. Emigration to Queensland. NEW LAND ACT, 1868. GRANTS OF LAND, 80 TO 160 ACRES. LAND by free selection, from 40 to 10,880 Acres, can now be purchased at 15s., 10s., and 5s. per Acre payable in ten annual instalments of Is. 6d., Is., and 6A. per Acre. Persons 21 years of age, paying their passage to the Colony, can select a homestead of 80 or 160 Acres at a quit-rent of 9d., and 6d. per Acre for five years, when they become entitled to the freehold. Land orders, JE30 per adult, available for taking up land under the Land Act, will still be granted to per- sons paying their passage to the colony. ASSISTED PASSAGES are now granted to shep- herds, ploughmen, agricultural labourers, quarrymen, professional gardeners, miners, carpenters, masons, bnck. layers, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, and other eligible persons; and FREE passages to female domestic ser- vants, and married farm labourers and shepherds, with not more than one child, and under 12 years. Assisted and free passengers will be eligible, after three years' continuous residence in the Colony, if 21 years of age, to select a homestead of 80 to 160 acres, under the Land Act. JAMES WHEELER. .dppointcd.d.qent f&rAberdare,MrG.R.EVANS,Auctioneer Cardiff—JOSEPH ELLIOT & SONS, Bute Docks Brecon—Mr JOHN EVANS Abersychan—MR EDWIN WOOD. Merthvr—MR JOHN COPELAND. „ Tredegar—MR EDWARD DAVIES. TIME TABLES FEBRUARY. We give the following for the accommodation of our readers, but as the time tables of the railway com- panies do not always reach us punctually, we do not hold ourselves responsible for any errors. Newport, Pontypool, and Blaenafon. UP-TRAINS: WEEKDAYS. I SUNDAYS STARTING FROM a. m.tp.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m Newport,, Millstreet ..9 15.1 45.5 0 8 0 9 30 8 0 Llantarnam 9 21 1 51 5 68 69 36 8 6 Cwmbran 9 25J1 55 5 10 8 10 9 408 10 ■Pontnewydd 3 9 29 1 595 148 14 9 44 8 14 Pontrhydyrun 9 33 2 3 5 188 189 488 18 Pontypool 9 50 2 205 358 35 10 58 35 Pontnewynydd 9 54 2 24 5 39,8 39 10 98 39 Abersychan 9 59 2 29 5 44;8 44 1014 8 44 Cwm Avon 10 7 2 37 5 52,8 52 1022 8 52 Blaenafon 1015 2 45 6 0j9 0 1030 9 0 DOWN-TRAINS WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS STARTING FROM a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m.'a.m. p. m Blaenafon 7 30 1130 3 40 6 30,7 30 5 0 Cwm Avon" .*7 36 1138 3 48 6 38|7 38 5 8 Abersychan 7 44 1146 3 56 6 46 7 46 5 16 Pontnewynydd 7 48 1150 4 0 6 50 7 50 5 20 Pontypool 7 55 12 0 4 10 7 08 0 5 30 Pontrhydyrun 8 2 12 7 4 17 7 7|8 7 5 37 Pontnewydd 8 6 1211 4 21 7 11 8 11 5 41 Cwmbran 8 10 1215 4 25 7 15 8 15 5 45 Llantarnam 8 16 1221 4 31 7 21.8 215 51 Newport, Millst.ar.8 25 1230 4 40 7 30 8 306 0 1 For Malpas. 2 ForCroes-y-ceilog and Llanfreckfa. 3 For Panteg and New Inn. Omnibuses run to and from Mill-street Station to all parts of the town. Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford. From PONTYPOOL ROAD for NEWPORT, 9 23, 11 13, 1 46, 5 25,5 50, 9 13. Sun 1118,9 28 From Newport for Pontypool Road, 7 15, 9, 10 25, 1 25,2 35, 5 40. Sundays: 9 20, 5 30 From PONTYPOOL ROAD for Up-Stations & HEREFORD, at 7 40, 10 53, 2 20, 3 0, 6 7. Sundays 9 45, 5 57. Single Fares on Sundays-Return Tickets will be issued on Sundays at all Stations on the West Midland Railway, and Rhymney Railways (except between Pontypool and Newport, Walnut Tree Bridge, and Cardiff, over which portion of the line the ordinary Return Fares will be charged,) at One Fare to andfro. OnMondays passengers will be booked from Hereford toCRUM- LINVIADUCT and back DoubleJourney,lstclass 6s6d, 2nd 4slOd Newport, Ebbw Vale, and Nantyglo. From Dock-street, Newport, for Nantyglo and inter- mediate Stations, (Bassaleg Junction, Tydee, Risca, Cross Keys, Chapel Bridge, Abercarn, Newbmige, Crumlin, Llanhilleth, Aberbeeg Junction, Abertillery, and Blaina,) at 7, 11 15, 3, 5 45, Sundays: 9, &6 15. From Nantyglo, 8 40, 11 15, 2 20, 4 45, 7 25. Sundays at 10 40 and 7 10. From Aberbeeg Junction for Ebbw Vale and interme- diate Stations, (Cwm and Victoria,) at 7 58, 12 13, 4 8, 6 43. Sundays at 9 58, and 6 13. From Ebbw Vale at 8 40, 11 16, 2 20, 7 25. Sundays at 10 40, and 7 10. On Saturdays a Special Train leaves Newport at 7 30 p.m. for all stations as far as Crumlin only—Omnibuses run to ffrom Dock-st. station (Newport) to all parts of the town, Pontypool and Merthyr. —CP-TRAINS. I SUNDAYS. Pontypool Road 9 30 1 50 7 55 6 5 Pontypool Town 9 37 1 57 .5 29( 8 3 6 Crumlin 9 55 2 lo 6 46j 8 2 Tredegar Junction (Blackwood) 10 2 2 23 ;5 54 8 29 6 69 Rhymney Junction (Hengoed). 10 8;2 31 j6 1 8 35jb 4a Llaneaich (Nelson) 10 17;2 40 |6 8 8 44,6 54 Quaker's Yard Junction 10 35 3 5 6 30 8 53j i 3 Troedyrhiew 10 46 3 16 |6 41 Merthyr 1" 53 3 23 6 48 — DOWN TRAINS. |SPNPAYS Merthyr 9 20 1255 4 20 Troedyrhiew 9 29 1 2 4 29 Quaker's Yard Junction 9 44 1 18 4 42 10 14 8 29 Llancaich (Nelson) 9 51 1 24 4 50 10 22 8 37 JChymney Junction 9 59 1 34 5 1 10 32 8 47 Tredegar Junction 10 51 40 5 8 JO 39 8 o4 Crumlin 10 1511 50 5 18 10 49 9 4 Pontypool Town 10 33 2 10 5 40 11 8 9 22 Pontypool Road 10 38 2 15 5 45 11 13 9 27 Coleford, Monmouth, Usk, and Pontypool. WEEK DATS. SUNDAYS. a. m. a. m. a. m. p. m.l la m p.m. Pontypool Road « 8 30 ill 12 2 55 6 10 li 20 Usk ? 9 15 ,11 26 3 10 6 28j 11 35 Llandennv" 25 11 34 3 18 6 40 ill 43 Kaplan Road §9 30 11 38 3 22| 6 45| .11 47, Raglan Footpath..5 9 35 11 42 3 2b| 6 50| 111 51i Dinge6tow 9 45 11 50 3 35: 7 0( |l2 0( Monmouth 9 55 112 0 3 4? 7 10 12 lOi am. a. ni. i p. m. p. m. a. m. p. in. Monmouth 8 35 12 35 4 20 *5 30 £ 5 0 Dingestow 8 44 12 44 4 29 5 40 .5. ,5 Raglan Footpath 8 53 12 53! 4 38 5 50 s a 5 16 Jiaglan Road 8 57 12 58! 4 43 5 65 <S"sL 5 20 Llandenny 9 113! 4 48 6 0 | a 24 XJ6k 9 10 1 13. 4 58 6 30 » 5 34 Pontypool Road 9 251 1 301 5 171 6 50 5 50 Bristol & South Wales Union Railway. fromBrist.6 15,9 45, 1240, 3 30, 6 15, Sundays 8 10 3 arriving at Portskewet Station before 8, 11 15, 12 27, 2 21 50, ,7 40 (and Sundays 9 35,4 49, ) trains to Newport- From Newport to Portskewet, and up stations to London' 7 15, 10 15, 1 20,5 10, 7 0; Sundays, 8 W, 4 28. JProm l'ortskewet, by ferry, 8,10 50, 2 10, ,6 0, 7 S5 Sun- days 9 30, 5, STEAM PACKET TABLES. FEBRUARY. THE NEWPORT. JVom Bristol. From Newport. From Bristol. from Newport I Mon. 3 0 aft 118 Thur. 10 0 morn. 8 Tues. 4 30 aft. 1 19 Fri. 8 45 morn. 10 Wed. 4 15 lift, 20 Sat. 11 morn. 11 Thur. 6 0 aft. 22 Mon. 12 15 aft. 12 Fri 5 15 aft | 23 Tues, 3 0 aft. 13 Sat. 7 45 morn. 24 Wed. 2 45 aft. 15 Mon. 7 0 morn. 25 Thur. 5 0 aft. 16 Tues. 8 45 morn. 126 Fri. 5 0 aft. 17 Wed. 8 0 morn j 27 Sat. 6 45 aft. TAFF. From Portisheci. From Nemport. 8 Mon 1 40 after 4 30 after 8 Tues 3 45 5 15 10 Wed 4 0" 5 30 11 Thur 7 0 morn, 6 45 after 5 30 12 Fri 6 0 after 7 30 morn 13 Sat 8 45 morn 7 30 morn, 5 30 after 15 Mon 8 45 7 30 after 16 Tues 8 45 II 10 Omorn 17 Wed 8 45 10 15 18 Thur 845 10 15 19 Fri 8 45 10 15 20 Sat 8 45 11 45 22 Monll 30" 2 15 after 23 Tues 1 25 after 3 0" 24 Wed 3 45 5 15 25 Thur 3 45 6 30 26 Fri 5 50 7 30 27 Sat 8 45 morn, 6 45 after 515 MARCH. 1 Mon 8 45 morn 7 30morn ART UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN. THE next Dyawing will take place on the 30th June, Ullcl Tickfeto may shortly be obtained at the Free Office, New Inn, Abersychan. A TEA PARTY AND Magic Lantern Exhibition WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE LARGE CLUB-ROOM AT THE ABOVE INN, On Monday, 8th February, 1869. Tea will be on the Table at Four o'clock; and the Exhibition of the Magic Lantern, which will be given by an able and experienced Gentleman of the Neigh- bourhood, will commence at Half-past Six. Tickets for Tea I s. each. Magic Lantern Exhibition, 6d. The Proceeds will be appropriated towards the ex- pense of laying Pipes for conveying Gas to the Catholic School Chapel at Abersychan. To the Inhabitants of PONTNEWYNYDD And surrounding Neighbourhood. WILLIAM THOMAS BEGS respectfully to inform the Public that he has taken to the CARPENTERS' SHOP at the back of the Railway Inn, Pontnewynydd (which was occupied by the late Mr Phillips, wheelwright,) where he intends carrying on the Wheelwright Trade, &c., And hopes, by strict attention to Business, to merit a share of public patronage and support. Pontnewynydd, Jan. 18th, 1869. DUTY OFF TEAS AT J W. PEGLER'S Tea and Grocery Establishments. s. d. Good Small Tea 1 4 per lb. Congou, recommended 2 0 „ Best do. 2 6 W. PEGLER, PONTYPOOL AND BLAENAFON Kaye's Worsdell's Pills. KAYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS have become so celebrated, because they go at once to the root of disease, purify the vital fluid, and enable all the organs of the human system to perform their functions in a healthy and vigorous manner. They are carefully com- pounded on sound principles, and, being entirely free from mercurial, antimonial, and other mineral or dan- gerous substances, may be safely taken by persons of the most delicate constitution. Sold by all Chemists and other Dealers in Patent Medicines at Is. ld., 2s. 9d., and 4s. 6d. Wholesale Depot, 22, Bread-street, London. CHOCOLATE (MENIER'S FRENCH) FOR BREAKFAST. (Manufactory at Noisiel-sur-Marne, near Paris.) PERFECTLY free from all adulteration, this Choco- late recommends itself to every one:— To those in health as an agreeable and highly nourish- ing Breakfast Beverage. To Invalids for its unequalled Restorative and Invigo- rating Properties. To all, even the most delicate, as containing nothing which is injurious. Also sold in a great variety of forms, for Eating at Dessert. Annual Consumption Exceeds 5,000,000 lbs. Sold everywhere. 23, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON. Thomas's Emulsion of Syrups, OR PECTORAL COUGH DROPS, For Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Asthma, Hooping vough, Difficulty of Breathing, Incipient Consumption, and other affections of the chest and lungs. No family should be without this popular health- restoring remedy, which has been in great demand for many years with unprecedented success. Sold in Bottles, at 7d, Is. 1-id, and 2s 9d each 2 It BAYLEY'S TONIC, APERIENT, AND PURIFYING FAMILY PILLS, For Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Giddiness, Wind in the Stomach, Sick Headache, Habitual or Temporary Costiveness, Nervousness, Pains in the chest and side, Ike. These pure vegetable pills strengthen the system and increase appetite, and are a mild and effective aperient; they purify the blood from all gross humours, and give speedy relief in all disorders of the liver and stomach. SOLD IN BOXES, AT 7-ID., 18. lD., & 2s. 9D. EACH. Prepared only by T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool. WHOLESALE AGENTS. London W. SUTTON & Co. Bristol PEARCE & Co. And Retail by most Chemists and Medicine Vendors. LOCAL AGENTS. Blaenafon: Evans,chemist Aberga'ny: Watkins „ Tredegar: Waites „ Newport Edmunds" Eleazar Davis" ,,Morga.n(Pillgwenlly)„ Cardiff: James „ Williams Cross „ Abertillery: J. Pontypridd Bassett, chemist Aberdare T.W.Evans Monmouth Cossens 11 Spencer Merthyr Thos.Stephens „ R. Thomas „ Dowlais Hancock „ Cbepstow Williams Usk Clark, bookseller Williams, bookseller Fine Teas! THOS. AGG, PONTYPOOL, The QUANTITY of28. and 2s. 6d. Teas T. A. is selling, is a GUARANTEE OF ITS QUALITY. Tea! Tea For the Million! Try JONES's Tea. Good Congou Is 4d Fine do 2s Od Finest Rough do. 2s 6d N.B.—All Groceries supplied at Lowest Price Note the Address: Thos. J ones, Grocer, BRIDGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. JOHN KNIPE, Grocer and Tea Dealer, SEED, CORN, AND PROVISION MERCHANT, BACON FACTOR, &c., BEGS to announce that he has Opened in the above branches at the Shop lately occupied by Mr Jordan, Boot and Shoemaker, CRANE-STREET, PONTYPOOL, Where, by always supplying the very best Articles at Moderate Prices, he trusts to merit the patronage of the inhabitants o& Pontypool and the surrounding neigh- bourhood. A great variety of Early Seed Potatoes. H. FOX, Hair Dresser, Perfumer, Wholesale and Retail Tobacconist, COMMERCIAL-STREET, PONTYPOOL. EVERY description of TOBACCO, CIGARS, SNUFFS, &C, WHOLESALE AT MANUFACTURERS' PRICES. A great Variety of Meerschaum, Briar, and other Pipes, and every Article connected with the Tobacconist's Trade. MEERSCHAUMS NEATLY REPAIRED. An Assortment of Toys, New Games, See. I- —— EPPS'S COCOA. Only in -1 lb., lb., and 1 lb. Packets—tin-lined and labelled. SOLD BY THE TRADE IN ALL PARTS. Prepared by JAS. Eprs & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London. LEATH & ROSS, CHEMISTS by appointment to the London Homoeo- pathic Hospital, secure each bottle by their Autograph label over the cork, and have appointed Agent for the sale of their HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES: PONTYPOOL: FORD, Chemist, George-street. Paint (Patent Metallic.) A SAYING OF MORE THAN 50 PER CENT. IN THE FIRST OUTLAY, besides being much more durable than any other Paint known. There is so much body in this Paint, that one coating of it is equal to two of ordinary Paint, thus reducing the cost to one-fourth. It is suitable for in-door and out-door Work of every kind, and can be had in any Colours, at 5s 6d per Imperial Gallon, ready for use. Not less than 4 gallons sold, and all orders must be prepaid. If 20 gallons are ordered, 10 per cent, can be deducted. Packages free. Can be applied by Unskilled Labour. Testimonials sent when requested. PATENT METALLIC PAINT COMPANY, Woodham Works, Vauxhall Station, London, S.E. Secretary, Mr F. JAY. N.B.—Sample Drums, 5s6d and 7s6d each. HORNIMAN's TEA is selected only from the spring gathering, and imported free from' facing' powder; tea. distinctively strong and delicious inflavour is thus obtained. Genuine packets are signed W^cr. LONDON. 'Prices, 2s. 8d.—3s.—3s.4d. & 3s. 8d. per lb- AnERYSTWITU..JOOlcs,Chemist PONTYPOOL Wood,Chemist. USK Edwards A iiERc, Watkins, Gosdcn CBICKHOWELL Christopher I MONMOUTH .Allen I MKRTHYR Stephens NEWPORT, Jones^-Co.,chemists, Phillips, 92, Commercial st RISCA Taylor, Chemist Paint! Paint! Paint! BEST ANTI-CORROSIVE, 3d per lb, or J 5s6d per gal. f -3 PATENT METALLIC, at 3d per lb, or 5s6d } 0 S Per gal- 1 PAINT.—As generally used by Painters, 3d J £ per lb, or 5s6d per gal. 's Drums of 4 gals 22s, do. of 10 gals. 50s. Carriage paid to any Railivay Station in England, upon orders for one fwt. and upwards. Cheques and P.O.O. payable to F. Jay, Woodham Works, Yauxhall Station, London, S.E. N.B.-Sample Dtwns, 5s6d and 7s6d each. SPANISH FLY is the acting ingredient in ALEX. ROSS'S CANTHARIDES OIL, which speedily produces whiskers and thickens hair, 3s. 6d.; sent by post for 54 stamps.—ALEX. ROSS, 248, High Holborn, London. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool HAIR-CURLING FLUID, 248, High Holboru, London.—ALEX. ROSS'S CURLING FLUID, curls Ladies' or Gentlemen's hair immediately it is ap- plied. Sold at 3s. 6d.; sent free for 54 stamps. Ross's Toilet Magazine, Is. 6d., or 20 stamps. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool GREY HAIR.—248, High Holborn, London. ALEX. GREY HAIR.—248, High Holborn, London. ALEX. ROSS'S IIAIR DYE produces a perfect colour im- mediately it is M.SO'1. It is permanent, and perfectly natural in' effect..Trice 3s. 6ti., sent post For 54 stamps. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool HAIR DESTROYER.—248, High Holborn, London. rl ALEX. ROSS'S DEPILATORY removes, without effect to the skin, superfluous hair from the face, neck. and arm?, 3s. 6d.; sent the same day as ordered by post for 54 stamps. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool PIMPLE REMOYER.—All diseases of the skin are improved by one dose of ALEX. ROSS'S VEGE- TABLE SKIN PILL. They remove redness, sallow- ness, &c. 2s. 9d., or by post for 40 stamps.—ALEX. ROSS, 248, High Holborn, London. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool WONDERFUL DISCOYERY.- Corns cured in VV one day, by using ALEX. ROSS'S CHIROPO. This preparation gradually dissolves the Corn in a few hours, removing the very root. Price 4s; sent by post for 60 stamps. 248, High Holborn, London. Sold by all Cheiiiists, and by Roderick, Pontypool HAIR COLOUR WASH.—By washing the head with this beautifully-perfumed Wash, in seven or ten days the hair assumes its original colour, and re- mains so by an occasional using. 10s 6d, sent for stamps. ALEX. ROSS, 248, High Holborn, London. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool irl, IMPORTANT. a IF you want to BORROW MONEY at a cheap rate, go to Mr W. WILLIAMS, 16. Dock-street, New- port, Mon., and Insure your Life, and he will guarantee that, with approved personal security, you can have and sum, from J650 up to £ 2000, for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years, repayable by fixed quarterly or half-yearly instalments. Posters of the Largest Size Printed (45 inches by 27 inches,) EXECUTED IN THE BEST STYLE AND ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE, AT THE FreePress Office,Pontypool. United Methodist Free Churches. OPENING SERVICES of the TRANCH CHAPEL, Pontypool, will take place on Thursday, February 11th, 1869, when TWO SERMONS will be preached by the Rev. J. S. WITHINGTON (of Bristol;) that in the Afternoon, at 3 p.m., in the above Place; and at 7 p.m. in MOUNT PLEASANT INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. THE SAME DAY, A PUBLIC TEA MEETING "WILL BE HELD IN THE CRXTMLIN-STREET CHAPEL. Tea on the Table at 5 o'clock. TICKETS, IS. ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY, Feb. 14th, Sermons will be preached in the above Place, in the Morning at 11, and in the Evening at 6 o'clock, by Mr BEAVEN (of Newport;) and in the afternoon at 3, by the Rev J. CAUDWELL. And on SUNDAY, the 21st day of February, the Rev. R. ABERCROMBIE (of Newport) will preach Morning and Evening. Collections to be made at the close of each Service, in aid 0 of the Trust Funds. Pontypool British School. POPULAP, ITEADINGS. THE first of a series of Readings and Musical Enter- tainments will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1869. LARGE SCHOOL ROOM, ABERSYCHAX. AN AMATEUR CONCERT (Under the patronage of JOSIAE RICHARDS, Esq.,) WILL BE GTVE On Thursday, February 18, 1869, For the benefit of Daniel Lewis, who by an accident has lost hit bands. Tickets, Is. 6d., Is., and 6d., May be obtained from Messrs Thomas Lewis, W. L. Pratt. and John Daniel, Abersfchan Mr John Jones, Albert Inn, Talywain Mr Daniel Davies, Garndif- faith Mr Wrn. Jones, Bristol House, Pontnewynydd, and Mr J. H. Stephen, Yartcg. Boors open at 7.30, to commence at 8. GLOBE INN, AND MARKET HOUSE, CRANE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. WM. JAMES RESPECTFULLY announces to the inhabitants of H Pontypool and the neighbotrhood, that he has taken to the above old-established Inn and Market House, where he hopes, by always supplying Wines and Spirits, home-brewed Ale, Porter, &c., of the very best quality, and by sparing no efforts for the accommodation of his customers, to merit and receive a share of public patronage. 0 1 Goo Stabling and Well-aired Beds. -i_ Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! JOSEPH~SAUNDERS BEGS to call the attention of bis numerous Friends and Public generally to his NEW STOCK OF KITCHEN GARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS, which are good in quality, and moderate in Price. Linseed, Split Peas, Seedling Potatoes, &c. Catalogues free, and wholesale Prices on application. 4, Market Place, Pontypool. Wheelwright,Carpenter, Smith, &c. PONTNEWYNYDD RICIffAIRD PHILLIPS, Successor to ltis FatllCr, who carried on the above Business for upwards of Thirty Years, BEGS most respectfully to thank bis numerous Cus- tomers for the kind patronage bestowed upon him- selt during the last ten years, and trusts, by strict attention to Business and moderate charges, to merit a continuance of the same. R. P. calls particular attention to the UNDER- TAKING DEPARTMENT, which, for Cheapness, Workmanship, and Appearance, cannot be surpassed. N.B.—Manufactory near Rolling Mill Inn. Apprentice Wanted—Out-doors. APPLY to WILLIAM BUNNING & CO., Whole- sale and Retail Ironmongers, Pontypool. To be Let, A HOUSE in BRYNGWIN PLACE.—Apply to Mr G. J JEE, Glanwern Offices. TID be Let, With Immediate Possession, THE HOUSE & SHOP, opposite the Crown Hotel, George-street, Pontypool now in the occupation of J. B. Churchill. Apply on the Premises. Boots, Shoes, and Paper Hangings for Sale, AT A GREAT REDUCTION. To be Let, From the 2nd February next, ALL those conveniently situated Premises, situate nearHhe Cross, Pontypool, lately in the occupation of Mr George Waters, Watchmaker. For Particulars, apply at the Pontypool Park Estate Office. Dated January 20th, 1869. For Sale, A QUANTITY OF WASTE BROWN PAPER, at Id. per lb. Apply at the Office of this Paper. For Sale by Private Treaty, IN ONE OR MORE LOTS, 1TQA SQUARE YARDS OF BUILDING 1 I GROUND, situate near the Bible Christian Chapel, Abersychan, late the property of Mr Richard Walker, deceased. A-pply to Messrs GREENWAY & BYTHEWAY, Solicitors, Pontypool. GEORGE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. Household Furniture, Shop Fixtures and Effects. MR. J. PHILPOT has received instructions to Sell bv Auction, on MONDAY, Feb. 8th, on the premises of M r J. B. Churchill, Confectioner, George-st., Pontypool, (who is leaving the neighbourhood,) the following Household Furniture, SHOP FIXTURES,CONFECTIONER's STANDING And other EFFECTS • Mahogany and painted cheffioneers; 6 mahogany hair- seated chairs; 2 ditto arm-chairs; child's ditto; square pianoforte, in mahogany case mahogany wardrobe; handsome mahogany case of birds; mahogany dining and Pembroke tables; deal kitchen ditto 6 engravings, prints and frames, 8-dav clock and case, 2 chimney glasses, work basket, china, glass, and earthenware mahogany 4-post and tent bedsteads, half tester and French ditto, feather bed, bolster, and pillows; pallasses, painted washstands and dressing tables, mght commode, chamber ware, bedroom chairs, tea trays, castors and bottles, metal teapot, benches, mash vat, tubs, and a variety of kitchen requisites. Also, a counter, 2 glass show cases, confectioner's standing, trestles, balance scales, pair of steppers, mutton-pie warmer, and a lawn fountain. Sale to commence at 2 o'elotk in thl Afternoon, SIGNOR PODESTA BEGS to inform the Clergy and Gentry of Pontypool that he will open his-large and extensive collection of Wax and Alabaster Models At the Large Rooms opposite the Market, Crane-street, On Saturday, 6th February, 1869, FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY. Wax Figures as large as life, consisting of a number of the latest and most famous characters and the most notorious Criminals of the present and past ages. Open from 10 in the Morning till 10 in tbe Evening. B U Y | X Johnson^Johnson^Cost I PURE TEA, ► j 2/- per lb. CHOICE QUALITIES: "NEW SEASON'S," ► J 2/8 3/- 3/4 3/8 4/- Supplied in Packets only, from 2 ozs. to I lb. ► and 3-lb. and 6-lb. Tin Canisters. Sold by Chemists, Confectioners, &*c., in every Town, < LOCAL AGENTS, p PONTYPOOL-Ed wards stationer, George-street Abergavenny—James, confectioner Beaufort—Jones, chemist PilIgwenlly-Faulkner, chemist, 81, Commercial-road Nantyo, o-Alleii, Post-office, Garn Yach Mertbvr-Stepbens, chemist Aherdåre-Thomas, chemist, 10, Commercial-place Hereford—Chave, 6, Broad-st; Jennings, 36, High town Tredegar—Jenkins, chemist Usk-Clark, Post-office JOHNSON, JOHNSON & Co Tea Merchants, 17, Blom- field-street, City, London.
WHAT IS TO BECOME OF OUR MARKET? It will be seen in our report of the Local Government Board that some of the gentlemen who attended the last meeting hold rather gloomy views as to the future of our market. They find it dwindling and lessening, week after week, and, now that the stoppage of the works has left nothing to depend on but the markets, fear that the last thing on which the town has to depend is about to be swept away and that there is nothing before us but sheer ruin and utter desolation. Circumstances are certainly bad enough. It is far from pleasant to see neighbours who have held a good posi- tion, some in the bankruptcy list or else seek- ing in other towns the livelihood denied them here it is far from pleasant to find a long list of void property and to watch buildings visi- bly succumbing to decay. And it is but natu- ral, though nevertheless laudable, that those whom we have sent to the Local Board to re- present us and protect our interests, should en- deavour to trace the decline of the market to the primary causes and to put forth their hands to stead and preserve the seemingly-tottering ark in which is wrapped up our last depend- ence for commercial prosperity. They define those causes as two; and that these are the non-issue of market tickets to Pontypool by the Monmouthshire Railway Company and a demand for double toll by the lessee of the market tolls. The matter is a serious one, and is worth investigation. But still we do not think that the position of affairs is quite so alarming as some of our local guardians suppose, nor that the railway people deserved all the blame that was cast upon them for their supposed spite against us. Let us look a lit- tle more closely into these things. It is not to be expected that, with three large works at a stand-still, there can be the same demand for commodities as there was six or seven years ago, and that people will bring an excess of goods when the number of buyers has largely diminished. But it is undeniable that we are just now in that period of the year at which trade has always shown a tendency to stagnate, and that the return of spring has invariably brought with it a brisker market and a better time for the shopkeeper. Let the grass begin to thicken and the cowslips to hang their bells, and we trustfully look forward to see smiles on the faces of our tradesmen as well as on the face of Nature. With reference to the railway company, the Board laboured under a miscon- ception of facts. There does not in reality ap- pear to be any desire to treat our town un- fairly. On the contrary, the result of our in- quiries goes to show that she enjoys to a considerable extent the advantages of the sys- tem hitherto adopted as to market tickets. Market tickets are issued at Newport for Pontypool at Is., the same price that is charged from this place to Newport. Market tickets are issued at Cwmbran for Pontypool at 6d. each, the ordinary single fare being 4d. The market ticket from Blaenafon to Newport costs Is. 3d.; that from Abersychan costs Is. If economy is the motive of a journey, thinking people will not pay more to travel to a dis- tant town than they are charged for the short distance to this town, whei e most things, it is generally admitted, can be bought cheaper than at Newport. All that is left to complain about is that market tickets are not issued at Blaenafon for this place; and it must be con- fessed that Blaenafon is placed in a singular position in being denied a privilege which is freely granted to Cwmbran. There is no rea- son why the boon should be withheld from Blaenafon and we hope that the Monmouth- shire Railway Company will generously extend it at an early date. The lessee of the market tolls must be left to give his own explanation of the practice alleged against him, and, it seems, to prove in a legal court the extent of his powers. However prejudicial the statement which was made at the Board meeting may be for a time, it must do good in opening the eyes of the people of Pontypool to the importance of having a market house of their own. We do not join in deprecating the present building as unsuitable but any town that depends on pri- vate property for such accommodation is in a false position, and the sooner it gets out of it the better. We want not only a market house that shall belong to and be under the control of the local authorities: we also want a proper cattle market. We need go no further than Abergavenny to see what should be done and how it can be done. We hope that the Board will eziei-geticilly follow this matter up. No doubt there will be some croaking about the outlay but to advocate a continuance or the sent system will be to support a policy which is penny wise and pound foolish."
For lasting strength, perfect wholesomeness, and real cheapness, llorniman s Pure Tea greatly surpasses the usual colored sorts this arises from importing only the strongest growths, without the mineral facing powder generally used by the Chinese to disguise inferior wintry leaves. Local Agents for llorniman s Tea (in packets,) are advertised in our columns. HANNAH JENKINS AGAIN.—This old woman, whose last appearance at the Police Court for drunkenness was recorded in last week's paper, was unable to keep her vows. Ere a week had past, old Hannah was once more drunk as David's sow." About half-past three on Sunday morning, she was taken to the police station, having been found just before lying insensible and half dead in the Albion-road. Half-an-hour's further ex- posure to the wild weather of that night must have killed her outright P.s. Young sent the poor old crea- ture home at once, in charge of P.c. George, who had picked her up. Margaret, her blind fellow lodger, took Hannah to task for going to the public house; and Hannah, by turns asking what had become of her tea and sugar and entreating Margaret to kiss her and ised make it up, once more promised not to get drunk no more." RE GEORGE KNIGHT, Kemeys Commander, near Usk, Farmer.—An adjourned last examination and discharge sitting was held at the Bristol Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday. Mr Beckingham appeared for the assignees, who did not oppose; and Mr Edlin (instructed by Messrs Henderson and Salmon) for opposing creditors Mr Edlin submitted that the order of the court made on the bankrupt at the last sitting had not been com- plied with. Those accounts were accounts with a Mr Masters and two other favoured creditors, who held bills of sale. The accounts were to be filed 21 days be- fore the adjourned meeting, and seven days' notice of any objections to them were to be given. Now, the bankrupt had failed to comply with the order of the court as regarded one of the most important accounts, viz., that relating to his transactions with Mr Masters. His excuse for not having done so was, that Mr Masters declined to furnish the particulars; and he had no books in his own possession which would enable him to do so. Now, if this were so, it was for the bankrupt to bring Mr Masters to the court, and not seek to cast the cost upon the opposing creditors. Notice of the objections to the accounts had been sent in within the time speci- fied, and he (the learned counsel) now objected to the bankrupt passing his last examination, on the ground that he bad not complied with the order of the court. Mr Edlin said that there were no assets. Mr Becking- ham replied to the objections which had been urged to the accounts. His Honour said be did not like the look of the case. As regarded the auctioneer's account, per- haps what the bankrupt had done might be taken to be sufficient; but with regard to the account with Mr Masters, it appeared that the one forwarded had been lost either by the bankrupt or his accountants, and under these circumstances the bankrupt must get it again and, if necessary, he could have a summons for the attendance of Mr Masters. The case was then ad- journed till the 9th of March.
ABERSYCHAN. A lecture in favour of Total Abstinence was deli- vered in the Bible Christian Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 28th, by Mr N. Smith, agent for the West of England and South Wales Temperance League. The lecture was entitled, The war we wage, the weapons we use, the victory we shall win." He described the war as being against animalism, ignorance, and prejudice the weapons as being personal abstinence, moral power, le- gislative influence, the Press, Bands of Hope," and prayer; and the victory as being over custom, habit, and self. He said The war we wage is a hard one, but a bloodless one; the weapons are in our own hands; the victory is certain, but we must fight for it." The lecturer was a little too sanguine. The teetotallers have not quite got the Press into their own hands, and are not yet able to wield Parliamentary influence just as they please, and, however good their intention, they will be some time before they succeed in compe'ling every one else to adopt their views.
BLAENAFON. CONCERT.—A most successful concert came off at the While Horse Assembly Room on Monday evening last. The large room was filled to overflowing. The whole of the entertainment was under the management of Mr T. Grieve, who contributed largely to the harmony of the evening by his excellent performance on the violin. Mr Grieve, in order to ensure success, had secured the services of the celebrated Misses Foote, of Bath, as vocalists, Miss Pritchard, of Newport, as pianist, and Mr Frost, of Cardiff, as harpist, all of whom were re- ceived with great applause; the fact of their having been on a former occasion being sufficient to attract a large audience. Miss Pritchard's piano solo (selection of Welsh airs) was rendered in her usual excellent style; Mr Frost's solo, Merch Megan," was brilliantly exe- cuted and that magnificent song, Bird and Maiden," was beautifully sung by Miss Foote. The whole of the singing was universally admired.
CWMBRAN. The siding in connexion with the promised new forge at Pontnewydd was commenced on Monday. On Saturday last, a porter named Carter, employed at the Pontnewydd station, had the toes of one of his feet cut off by the wheels of a truck. The Pontypool New Amateur Minstrels gave an en- tertainmeut on Thursday night in the large room be- longing to the Patent Nut and Bolt Company. The programme was identical with the one which was re- cently given at Pontypool, but owing to the indisposi- tion of Mr C. Dauncey, there was some alteration in the allotment of parts. Mr W. H. Haskins good- naturedly came forward as pianist, and the audience consequently enjoyed a treat. Mr John Wingfield took the parts of Mr Smith in the burlesque and of Miss Snowflake in the concluding break-down," and dis- charged both characters with great drollery. Messrs Haskins and Sewell performed Weber's Last Waltz as a duet on the pianoforte and violin, and Mr Haskins gave a solo. La Harpe Eolienne. It is almost unne- cessary to say that these pieces were admirably played. The rest of the programme was capitally rendered.
GOYTRE. DROWNED IN THE CANAL.—On Sunday, two men, named William James and Lewis Bevan, while walking I z, by the side of the canal between Mrs Summerfield's public house and Mamhilad, found the body of a man lying in the canal. The deceased turned out to be a basket maker, named William Bevan, about 80 years of age, who had lived at Goytre. His hat still remained on his head, and in his pocket were £ 1 in gold, £ 1 in silver, and .5d. His wallet, containing groceries, was fonnd about 20 yards off. The presumption is that in the darkness on Saturday night, he walked into tho canal, and was accidentally drowned.
LLANOVER. The floods in the river Usk reached a higher point on Sunday than has been reached for years. It is com- puted that in this neighbourhood the water was at least ten feet above the ordinary level, and the lands were submeiged to a very wide extent. The boathouse at Llanover was entiiely surrounded and all communi- cation with the inmates cut off. At Llanellv the roads were qnite impassable, and persons who wished to tra- vel towards Llanover or Pontypool were obliged tc go round by Treforest. We have heard of no loss of stock or buildings. LLANGIBBY.—The River Usk has again overflown its banks, for the third time this winter. The present is one of tlieshighost floods known, and has lasted such a long time, having begun on Saturday evening and only reaching its highest about midnight on Sunday. It is still covering a great deal of the beautiful valley of the Usk. It is greatly feared that some damage will be done to the live stock that has unluckily been left down in the bottoms, and now cannot be recovered till the water has gone down. Mr Williams, of Clowdy- park, has a flock of some eighty sheep out, and they have only about four perches of ground to stand on. I t is generally supposed they will be saved. Pencareg. a farm situated near the river, and in a very low situation, is partly under water, it having reached the grate in the kitchen on the ground floor, so the family aje obliged to reside upstairs. It is feared hy some that, through the constant supply of rain, it will again rise with the tide. If so, it is to be feared a great deal of damage will be done.
FRIGHTFUL TRAGEI)Y^\T BIIISTOL. An inquest was held on Monday at Bristol, on the body of a woman named Harriet Nurse, whose lifeless corpse was found on Sunday morning in a meadow adjoining Cuckoo-lane, Two Mile-hill. From the appearance of the body, it was evident that she had been subjected to much ill-treatment; her wearing apparel had been torn almost to pieces, she was much bruised and scratched, and there appeared every reason to suspect that she had been grossly out- raged. Mr H. Grace, in his evidence, however, expressed an opinion that the woman had not been violated he said lie thought that the marks on the corpse were self-inflicted, and that the death resulted from exposure to the cold and wet. Since the holding of the inquiry, which was very properly and judiciously adjourned for a short time, to allow the police to make in- quiries, certain circumstances have come to light that leave not the slightest doubt that a most shocking murder has been committed. The deceased was unfortunately in the habit of getting drunk, and on Saturday night, after visiting one or two public-houses in the neigh- bourhood, she left the Air Balloon inn, St. George's, at twenty minutes past ten o'clock, very much inebriated. She was so drunk that she had to be assisted off the premises by the landlady's son, who, having taken her a littla way up the lane leading to her home, bade her good night, and left her. Although she had twice fallen down while the lad was with her, she was, after his departure, able to walk off pretty well. The deceased was never seen alive afterwards by her friends. At balf-past one o'clock on Sunday morning a man named Kenny saw something" crouched down against the bank of the hedge in Cuckoo-lane, through which he was passing. He could not tell whether the "something" was a man or a woman, and, be- coming frightened, he ran off and called a per- son named Hopes. Hopes procured a lantern, lighted it, and went forth with Kenny to ascer- tain what it was that had put the latter in such a state of consternation. The lantern was ex- tinguished,but hewent up to within a short dis- tance of the something," and said to his friend Here they be, then." Hopes, however, had bolted, and Kenny followed his companion's example, being so afraid that he didn't know how he got out of the lane." Shortly after seven o'clock, Wm. Golding, one of the men employed at the Bristol Gas Works, was going through Cuckoo-lane on his way home, when he noticed that the gate leading into one of the meadows bordering the lane was open and standing across the path. He looked into Lhe field, and seeing an object lying between a hay rick and the hedge, he went up to it, and found that it was the body of the deceased. He gave an alarm, and assistance was rendered. On ex- amining the ground, footmarks produced by boots similar to those worn by the deceased were traced from the gateway round the fence sepa- rating the mow from the rest of the fiold to a place were the hedge was weakest. There were other footsteps, but they were filled with water. The deceased was lying on her back, with her legs slightly drawn up and crossed, her clothing rolled up round her waist, exposing her person the front of her dress had been broken away from her neck and bosom, and a portion of her under clothing was found on the fence. There were scratches on her face and shoulders, and bruises on her wrists, knees, and legs, and there were other injuries of a shocking character. Near the place where Kenny had seen the something," were found her bonnet and shawl, the former trodden in the dirt, and the latter lying on the opposite hedge. The bank of the hedge bore marks like those which would be occasioned by a person's elbow. The corpse was removed to the Hose and Crown, where a post mortem examination was made, and as above stated, Mr Grace, the medical gentleman who made the examination, attributed the death to natural causes, and propounded a theory to the effect that the woman had sustained the in- juries, and had lost portions of her dress and underclothing in attempting to get over the gate, which was fenced with thorns, and in climb- ing over the hedge round the mow. He did not think, lie said, she had suffered any violence. The confession—for it is nothing less-of a collier named John Milsom, entirely upsets the ingenious hypothesis put forward by Mr Grace,. and proves that one of the most shocking and brutal murders ever perpetrated has been com- mitted. The details of the foul deed are revolt- ing and disgusting in the extreme. Milsom's statement is something to this effect: He and Charles Wiltshire left the Rose and Crown, Two- Mile-hill, at midnight on Saturday, and pro- ceeded on their way home. In passing along Cuckoo-lane, about half-past twelve o'clock, they saw Nurse sitting down under the hedge. Wiltshire's evil desires were at once aroused, and with a filthy expression he announced his intention of violating the poor woman. He seized hold of her, but she repulsed him, and recognising him, called him by name, and told him not to touch her. Milsom also begged him to desist. Wiltshire would not listen to him, and again seized Nurse, aud then a terrible struggle began, and in it the dress of the de- ceased was broken, and terrible injuries inflicted upon her. She fought hard to prevent her as- sailant from accomplishing his purpose, and Milsom, moved to pity by her struggles, twice dragged his companion off, and hurled him some distance away but Wiltshire, maddened by drink aud his brutal passions inflamed, again returned to his wretched victim. Fearing that her cries might alarm persons in the neighbour- hood, he placed his hand over her mouth, but finding that that method of stifling her cries proved ineffectual, ho gathered a handful oi mud, and filled her month and nostrils with it. Whether he effected his purpose vr not, Milsom is unable to say, but the pair left the deceased in the hedge—not before, however, Wiltshire had rifled her pockets—and went to the house of Wiltshire's brother (Abraham Wiltshire) at Potter's-wood, near the Kingswood Reforma- tory. After remaining there for a short time, they proceeded to the habitation of Stephen Hayden, another of Wiltshire's relations. Wilt- shire was observed to be uneasy, and occasionally went out of the house. It is said, we know not how far it is true, that when at one of the houses he-as if he had not enough already to answer for-went out and rifled a hen roost. Between two and three o'clock lie left the house, intimating his intention of going back to the deceased. What he did is of course unknown, but it is conjectured that lie proceeded to Cuckoo lane and carried the body of the deceased from the place where he left her into tho field, and flung it over the fence round the mow. Milsom did not go away from Hayden's until daylight, being afraid to go before, and lie was too con- science-stricken to pass through Cuckoo-lane, and went home by a roundabout and longer way, rather than take that path. Conscience could not be quieted, he could not rest, and he told, his hideous story to some of his neighbours, who advised him to communicate with p.s. Bird. This advicc lie followed, and after the inquest on Monday evening, lie disclosed everything to that officer. P.s. Bird speedily took steps to arrest Wiltshire, and on Tuesday morning, about seven o'clock, he apprehended him in bed in his house at Air Balloon-hill, on the charge of having wilfully murdered Harriet Nurse, On being charged in the usual way, he admit- ted that lie had seen the deceased on the night in question, but denied that he had injured her, and said that his companion had pushed him on top of the woman. P.s. Bird, in the course of the morning- brought his prisoner before Mr J. W. Palmer, J. P.. at that gt-hili-man's resilience, Hanhaui, and having dt'|u>st.i t" taking him into custody, Wiltshire was remanded for further examination. Rumours of Milsom's confession had been flying about the neighbourhood, and the excite- ment of the inhabitants of the locality was greatly heightened. The news of Wiltshire's apprehension spread like wildfire, and it was with great difficulty that the police could protect him from the violence of the mob. Wiltshire is about 26 years of age, is married, and has a family. He was formerly a collier, but latterly he has been supporting himself by hawking. He bears an exceedingly bad cha- racter, and has been in "trouble" more than once. There are no traces of the dirt in deceased's mouth, though Mr Grace examined it particu- larly. Probably, however, the soil was washed off by the heavy rain which fell during Sunday morning; but there is a likelihood of finding some particles of earth in the windpipe. Ti e face of the poor woman was covered with dirt, and her eyes were, when she was found, staring wide open, and their aspect was very much like that produced by strangulation. On Wednesday morning Charles Wiltsliiie and John Milsom were brought up and charged with the murder. Evidence sufficient to justify a remand was taken, and the accused were re- manded until Wednesday next.