WHAT IS BEFORE US ? "Wisely has it been ordained that no man may know what the morrow will bring forth That ignorance is bliss is, its regards any r, other point, a most fallacious conclusion but as regards that which we are destined to ex- perience, the condition involving evil in other matters becomes to a considerable extent a oood It is well that many are spared a know- fed<>e of the reverses of fortune, the heai trend- ing" bereavements, the dreadful deaths, to- wards which they daily drift; or they would be deprived o.t all heart tor the battle ot lile and every moment would be embittered with agonising reflections. Ignorance of the future prevents despair, and leaves us the perhaps greatest boon, thrice-blessed hope. Heavy as our afflictions may be, we are sustained by a reliance on possibilities. Experience has taught us that the darkest hours come just before day- light, and that reflection somewhat reconciles us to our misfortunes. Hut though meiciiullv spared from foresight of evil to come, we arc all prone to desire that a corner of the ycil may be lifted and we may see what is before us in the shape of good. And though we do not pretend to wield a wand so potent as that of Prospero, and to be able to dispel at once the cloud of gloom which has gathered over Pontypool, we can exercise our faculties of observation, investigation, and deduction as to a matter on which just now all arc anxious, the future fortunes of the town. 1 he result is this. We congratulate our neighbours on there being good prospects of an early arrange- ment of the "dispute between the 'trustees of the Park Estate and the Ebhw Yale Company. The negotiations have a favourable tendency, and it is to be hoped that no hitch mav occur, There are further signs of the times' from which we prognosticate a return of prosperity An enterprising gentleman from iSw«nl 15 treaty for a lease ot lands near Pontypo;;l-road station, with the intention of erecting diereon a charcoal bath forge. As such a business must. if judiciously earned on conduce to the general benefit, all will hope that that which is planned may become a reality. The rail- way people, again, are about to extend and improve the accommodation at Pontypool-road station, and that certainly is an encouraging augury. The Great Western Company are also said to have determined on forthwith carrying out the works of the Pontypool, Caerleon, and Newport Railway, the necessary sanction loi which was obtained several years ago, and which must be of g.cat advantage to the local w rks. With these indications around us, .j >- there is really •niu> cotnihg'' *iot- T-i'tyiKoi. •!k> bulcheis '.lie example oi uis, who. we are told, has been selling gout; bevi at twopence a :.our/l!_ ^ous.y, we think that the town has seen its worst days, and that U LUUir \.j1..1t::t;11UJ.. 'lJl.J,J,.li UlUJ ,¡"u..JV.I..UAU¿., NM- couraged. The public should, however, not be misled by the rumours which are flying about. Matters have not been finally settled, and prudence will, for the present, withhold its sanction from too great confidence that we shall find all our wishes speedily realised.
WHO WAS ST. DAVID? The recent recurrence of this saint's day (March 1st) has led to inquiries about his saintship. We cannot answer them better than by giving the fol- loming from, Chambers' Book of Days" St. David, popularly teimed the titular saint of Wales, is said to have been the son of a prince of Cardiganshire of the ancient regal line of Cunedda Wleuig" some, also, state that lie was the son of Xanthus, son of Ceredig, lord of Ceredigion, and Non, daughter of Gynyr of Caergawh, Pembrokeshire. St David has been invested by his legendary biographers with cx- travagant decoration. But leaving the reis-A.. of fiction, there is no doubt that the valuable services of St David to the British church eu- title him to a very distinguished position in its earlv annals. He is numbered in the Triads with Teilo and Catwjg, as one of thp three canonized saints of Britain.' Giraldus terms him' a mirror and pattern to all, instiuctiug both by word and example, excellent in Lis preaching, but still more so in his works. He was a doctrine to all, a guide to the religi- ous, a life to the poor, a support to orphans, a protection to widows, a father to the fatherless, a rule to monks, and a model tb teachers be- coming all to all, that so he might gain all to G o, I.' To this, bis moral character, St David added a high character for theological learning. St David received his early educatior at Me- nevia, (derived from Main aw, 'a narrow water. frith, or strait), named afterwards Ty Ddewi, David's House,' answering to the present St David's, which was a seminary of learning and nursery of saints. At this place, some years after, he founded a convent in the Vnle of Rlios. The discipline which St David enjoined in this- monastic retreat is represented tS of the most rigorous nature. After the Synod at Brevv, in 519, Duhrieias., or Dyvrig, Archbishop^of Garf loon, and consequently Primate of Wales, signed his see to St David, who removed the archiepiscopal residence to Menevia. the present St Don id's, where he died about the year 544, after having attained a very advanced age. The saint was hu;ied in the cathedral, and a uno.ni- uietit rai-vd t" 1i" memory. It is nf sunple vo.isi.oil. the ovnameu's eons;*tin;• of otio row of four quati\ iKil epe.ui.js « p^- tomb.
J'r TIME TABLES MARCH. Ve erive the following for the accommodation of our readers, but as the time tables of the raUwav com- panies do not always reach us punctualh, we do told ourselves responsible for any errors. Kawpcrt, Pontypool, and Blaenafon. XJ r-THAINfe WF.EK DAYS: SrNDAYS ^RTING FROM" a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.'a.m. P-™ 6 40 1231) (6 33 8 15)3 5b ?Sport, Wiilstreet ..9 lfi-1 45|5 0 8 0,9 30 8 0 1 Vtirarnam 9 21 1 ol 5 68 6i9 8 r mfr n 9 2-5 1 6o\5 10 8 10 9 40 8 10 Cwmbran 1 5Q 5 u 8 14 9 8 14 Pontppwrdd- 9 33 2 3 5 18 8 IS 9 48 8 18 Pontrhydyrun 9 50 2 20 6 35 8 35 10 58 35 Pontyj'ooi 9 54 2 24 5 39 8 39 10 9 8 39 Pontnewyn}dd 9 59 2 29 5 44 8 44 1014 8 44 ^bers^I;n 10 7 2 37 5 52 8 52 1022 8 52 "IOIS2 456 09 010309 0; TIM*"1 WEEK DAYS. SUNDAYS FP'v a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p. m U30 3 40 6 30 7 30 5 0 Jlaena.on • n3s 3 6 38 7 33 5 8 7 -11 1146 3 <56 6 46 7 46 o 16 viivda '7 4S 1150 4 0 6 50 7 50 5 20 p £ t £ .A: 551204107 os ojso, T,„t:.f., (lYri.n 8 2 12 7 4 17 7 7 8 7 5 37 8 6 1211 4 21 7 11 8 11 5 41 ■ 8 10 1215 4 25 7 15 8 15 5 45 1 8 16 1221 4 31 7 91 8 21 5 51 -t- -ai; 2. 1230 4 40.7 30 8 3C 6 0 \V'? "l" 9 si 286 10«8 40 4 39 9 30 Card" 1 For Vialpas. 2 ForCroes-y-ceilog and Llanfrechfa. 3 For Panteg and New Inn. Omnibuses run to and from Mill-street Station to all parts of the town. Newport, Aberg-avenny, and Hereford. UP. SUNDAYS. Newoort ,7.15 9. 010 251.25 2.35 5.40 9 20 5.30 S,l 7.29;9.14:10.39 1 39 2.49 5.54 9.32 5.42 P°Eo»u1' 7.40-9.22 10.53 2.20 3. 0 6. 7 9.4; « Nantydery 7.52| 11. 4, ;3 Penpergm |7.59j 11.11 3.19 G.6 10. ^,6.18 Aberga'hv |8.10 11.19 2.45 3.28 6.35jl0.l6 6.2o Hereford |9.12j 12.25,3.25 4.30 7.35|ll lj, .30 DOWN. SUNDAYS. Hereford 7.45 9.45 12.30 3.35 7.45 9.40 7.50 Abrga'ny 8.52 10.44, 1.21, 4.40(8 4c 10.45 8.53 Pnpergtn 9. 110.511 4-4818.52 10.53 9. 1 Nantjdry9.1011. 0 Sek 1 11. 0 9.10 PONTY'P'L ROAD ..9.23 11.13 9.35 1.46'5.50 5.27 9 1? 11.18 9.28 Pontnwvd. 93 111.2 1 6. 0 5.33 9.21 11.26 9.36 Newport 9.45 11.35 9.541 2. 516.20 0.4/;9.3o 11.40 9.o0 Single Fares on Sundavs-Retum Tickets to-ill be issued on Sundays at all Stations on the West Midland Railway, and Rhymney Railways (except between Pontypool and Newport, Walnut Tree Bridge, and Cardijt; orer tdlich portion of the line the ordinary Return Fares will be charged,) at One Fare to and fro. OnMondays paosenpers will be booked from Hereford to Cu t LINYIAUUCI and back DoubleJourn*LB2nd JillOd Newport, Ebbw Vale, anci In autyglo. From DcIv-strot:tT ISewport, for Naiitygto alld jr;'er. iuediate Stations, (Bassaleg Junction, Tylfr, Hisca, Cross Keys, Chapd Bridge, Ahercarn, Newhridge, Crutiilin, Llanhilleth, Aberbeeg Junction, Abeitillerv, and Blaina,) at 7. 11 15, 3, 5-45, Sundays: 9, & 5 15. From Nantvglo, 8 40, 11 15, 2 20, 4 45, 7 25. Sundays at 10 40 and 7 10. From Aberbeeg Junction for Ebbw Yale 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 15, 2 20, 7 25. Sundays at 10 40, and 7 10. On Saiurdavs a Special Train leares Newport at i SO p. m. for ail stations us far as Crumlin only—Omnibus, s run to 4-from JJecn-sf. station (Newport) to allvat-ts if the town, -r- Pontypool, Ebbw Vale, and Nantyglo. UP TRAINS SUNDAYS. Pontrpool Town 9 37 1 57 5 2f 8 3 Crumlin dep 7 4;. 12 c 3 01 6 & J 45 6 0 Aberbeee tenet 7 .f> £ 12 13 4 6 4t. 9 ofc Ebbw Vale 8 21 12 3-i 4 S< 7 10 2t 6 35 Aber«ili«ry !2 19 4 1-i 6 4!. (0 4 12 4 2- 6 57 10 12 6 27 NtkDtviflo. 8 £ '> i2 35 4 3^ v 10 20 6 35 DOWN TRAINS SUNDAYS. >"aiit'Klo 8 41 11 15 2 2f: 4 41 7 2. 10 4( 7 10 Blaina 8 4t- 11 23 2 28 5 0 7 3J lO 4(- 7 18 Aoertiilery 8 56 11 31 2 3r- 5 10 7 4'. 10 5< 7 26 Ebbw Vale 8 40 11 15 2 20 7 25 10 4( 7 10 Aberbeeg junct 9 2 11 37 2 42 5 20 7 47 11 2 7 32 Crumlin clop 10 15 1 50 5 18 JO 4P 9 4 Pontypool Town 10 32 2 10 5 40 U fc 9 ll Pontypool. Risca, &c., and Newport. UP THAI N S SVNDAYS. y. Town 9 371 1 57 5 2P 8 S 6 13 9 If. i VII 2 Sf. 5 £ (. 8 (• 1 I?. 7 45 .v,H'rr; 8 v.- 2 4 3 t 5 :>b 8 U' 11 25 7 55 9 38 12 20 3 It 6 12 8 23 11 8 8 Newport 10 0 <2 451 3 40 6 40 8 45 12 0 8 30 DOWX TRAINS | SCMBATS. .» 7 CIU if 3 0 5 45 9 0 5 15 t' 7 21 U 3! 3 25 G 6 i. 21 5 3« ,.uri;t: 7 351115( 3 41 6 21 9 v 5 so 1'! 15 1 5f 5 18 10 4< 8 4 i'cct}x.»oi"'fowa 10 3^1 2 11 5 40 11 t 9 2J .s. Poatypool and Merthyr. DP-TRAINS. | SUNDAYS- Pontrpoo! Road 9 30 1 50 5 22 j5 6 j Pontypool Town 9 37 1 57 5 29 8 3 6 13 Crumlin 9 55 2 15 5 46 8 21 6 31 Tredegar Junction fBlackwood)10 2 2 23 5 54 8 29 6 39 Rhymney Junction (lIengocd) .10 8 2 31 6 1 8 356 45 Llancaicii (Nelson) 10 17.2 40 54 Guaker's Yard Junction 10 35 3 5 6 30 8^53 /3 Troedyrhiew W 46 3 16 Mevthvr 10 53 3 DOWN TRAINS. ^sundays Merthyr ..7..7^.7.7 9 20 1255:4 20 — — Troedfew 9 29 1 2 4 29 Quaker's Yard Junction 9 44 1 18 4 42 10 14 8 -9 Llancaich (Nelson) 9 51 1 24 4 50 10 J2 8 37 Rhvmnev Junction 9 59 1 o4 5 1 10 32 8411 Tredecar Junction 10 5 1 40 5 8 10 39 8 54 SUINHN 10 15 1 50 5 18 10 49 9 4 Pontypool Town 10 33 2 10 5 40 11 8 9 22 Pontypool Road .10 382 155 45 11 139 27 Coleford, Monmouth, Usk, and Pontypool. WEEK I>AYB. SUNDAYS. a. m. a. m. a. m. p.m.1 la ni'p.m. pontypool Road 8g 30 11 12 2 55 6 10 11 20 1111 47 Raglan Footpath.? !) 35 11 42 3 26 6 50 111 51 Dingestow 9 45 11 5033.570120 Monmouth 9 55 120 345 7 10 12 10 a in. a. m. p. m. p. m.'a. m. p. m. :M.onmout 8 35 l 3.5 4 20 "5 3Di 5 0 Dingestow 8 44 12 44 4 29 5 40; 5 8 Ratrlan Footpath 8 53 12 53 4 38 5 50 | ? 5 16 Pia^lan Road 8 57 12 58 4 43 5 55, <5" 2. 5 20 Llandenny 9 1 1 3 4 48 6 0; <2 5 24 tsk 9 10 1 13 4 58 6 30 V 5 34 Pontypool Road 9 25 130517650550 Pontypool to Cardiff (TaffVale). DOWN. SUNDAYS. Pontypool town 9 371 1 57 5 291 8 2 Quaker's Yard 8 29 11 19 3 14: 7 4 9 29 4 24 Cardiff 9 22!12 12 4 7\ 8 0 10 22 o 1/ up. SVNDAYS. Cardiff 8 25|11 39 3 20, 6 35J 9 0 4 0 Quaker's Yard 9 21112 26 4 16, 7 34 9 56 j4 06 Pontypool |10 33j 2 10 5 4G1 [11 8 I Bristol & South Wales Union Railway. FromBrist.6 15. 9 45, 12 40, 3 30, 6 15, Sundays 8 10.3 arriving at l'ortskewet Station before 8 2, 31 15.12 27, 2 2 50, 7 40 (and Sundays 9 35,4 49, ) trains to Newport- From Newport to 1'ortskewet. and up stations to London* 7 15, 10 15, 1 20, 5 10, 7 0; Sundays, 8 10, 4 28. PromPortskewet, by ferry, 8, 10 50, 2 10, ,6 0, 7 3J Sun- days 9 30, 5, Fine Teas! T THOST AGG; PONTYPOOL, The QUANTITY of 2s. and 2s. 6d. Teas T. A. is selling, is a tmaSANTEE OF ITS .oJ. .11 JL Xi.fí ,¡¡;: ClUALITY, WM, WILLIAMS, Wholesale and Retail Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, HIGH-STREET, PONTYPOOL, RETURNS his grateful acknowledgments to his numerous Friends and the Public in general for the extensive patronage conferred upon him during the last twelve years, and begs to inform them that he has GIVEN UP THE BUSINESS TO HIS SONS, on whose behalf he respectfully requests a continuance of the favours he has so long enjoyed. JAS. & WM.HY. WILLIAMS, BEG to intimate to the Clergy, Gentry, and Inhabit- ants generally of Pontypool and its vicinity, that in taking to the above Business, it is their intention to conduct it with the same punctuality and attention which have procured for their father so large a share of patronage and they trust, by sparing no effort to keep up the character which his BOOTS & SHOES have acquired for excellence of materials,superior work- manship. and moderate prices, that they may also merit and receive a share of public favour. America! America! PROTECTION, SPEED, AND ECONOMY TO EMIGRANTS. Passengers booked through to all parts of the United States and Canada, at Lowest Rates. Sailing Ships.. (Including Provisions) R3 10 0 Steamers. ditto £ 6 6 0 Passengers met at the Railway Stations in Liverpool, and provided with the best accommodation at the lowest possible rates. Free Storage for luggage. For every other information apply to JAMES R. MORGAN," Emigration Agent, Post Office, Pontypool, and Galton Street, Liverpool. DUTY OFF TEAS AT 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. PEGLrtR, PONTYPOOL AND BLAENAFON TMPERIAL AUSTRIAN GUARANTEED STATE J. LOANS. No LOTTKKIBS. Buna-fide chances to win for £1 the large premiums of » P,30,000, 925,000, P,20,000, &c. &c. Public drawings on the First of everv month, under the superintendence of the Austrian Government, and official public functionaries. OFFICIAL LISTS SENT GRATIS TO SUBSCRIBERS. Apply tor £ 1 chances, issued upon forms supplied by the Austrian Government and bear- ing the Imperial half a florin stamp, and for prospec- tuscs to VOELCKER & CO., Bankers, Vienna. 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 enaMe all the organs of the human system to perform their functions in a healthy and vigorous manner. Tiiey are carefully com- pounded on sound principles, and, being entirely free from mercurial, antimonial, and other mineral or dan- gerous substances, may he safely taken by persons of the most delicate constitution. Sold by all Chemists and other Dealers in Patent Medicines at Is. lfd., 2s. 9d., and 4s. Gd. Wholesale Depot, 22, Bread-street, Lotid(in. CHOCOLATE FMENIER'K FRENCH) FOR BREAKFAST- (Manufactory at Noisiel-sur-Mame, near Faris.) 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 lhs. Sold everywhere. 23, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON. Tea! Tea For the jJlîlliol 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. Jones,Grocer, j BRIDGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. 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, Pon typnol. tra, IMPORTANT. 09 IF YOU want to BORROW MONEY at a cheap rate, JT() to Mr W. WiLLlAMS, 16. Dock-street, New- port Mon., and Insure your Life, and he will guarantee that' with approved persona) security, you can have and BUill, frolll £ 50 up to £ 2000, for 1, 2. 3, 4, or 5 years, repayable by iixed quarterly 01 halt-yearly instalmeuts. STEAM PACKET TABLES. MARCH. THE NEWPORT. From Bristol. From Newport 8 Mon I o aft. \) Tues. 3 30 aft. 10 Wed. 3 0 aft 11 Thai". 5 0 aft. 12 Fri 4 30 aft 13 Sat. 6 0 aft. 15 Mon 7 aft. G 0 morn. | 16 Tues. 7 30 aft. 6 30 morn. 17 Wed 7 0 aft | 18 Thur. 9 0 uiorn From Bristol, from iscwpori j 19 PI-I 8 0 morn. I 20 Sat. 10 morn. i 22 Mon 10 15 MOR I It 1 ucs 1 45 aft. I 24 Wed 1 43 aft. I 2.5 TLNIR. 4 0 aft. 2H Fri. 4 0 aft. 27 Silt. 5 30 aft! 29 Mon. 7 alt.. 6 0 morn. 30 TIIEE. 7 45 aft 6 30 morn. TAFF. Railway trains run from the Bristol & Exeter station, Tem- ple M"ad, as follows, calling at t Clifton Bridge station, Rown- bam, 10 minutes later. The steamer starts from Portishead Pier on the arrival of the train. Steamer starts from Rodney Wharf, Newport, ai-riving it Portishead ir. time to meet up trains to Bristol. 8 Mon 12 i,5 niorn 3 v alter 9 Tues 12 4-i 3 0 10 Wed 3 10 after ••• 5 15 11 Tbur 3 10 7 0 « 12 Fri 3 10 7 0 13 Sat 310 730 15 MEN 5 15 16 Tues 5 15 « 80 morn 17 Wed 5 15 ••• 1 30 18 Thur 6 10 morn ••• ••• 7 OO 19 Fri 10 730 20 S.t yj 3.5 »• 7 30 22 Mon 12 45 after ••• ..100" 23 Tues 12 45 10 •>*> 24 Wed 3 10" 12 0 noon 25 Thur 3 10 2 45 after 7 0 afer ili Fri '7 Sat 3 10 after 515 29 Mon 8 10 morn 5 15 30 Tues 8 III" 30 M Wid a JO" 730 JOHN KNIPE, Grocer and Tea Dealer, SEED, CORN, AND PROVISION MERCHANT, BACON FACTOR, &c., BEGS to announce that he has Opened in the above hranches at the Shop lately occupied by Mr Jordan, Boot and Shoelna ker, CRANE-STREET. PONTTPOOL, Where, by always supplying the very best Articles at Moderate Prices, he trusts to merit the patronage of the inhabitants of Pontypool and the surrounding neigh- bourhood. A great variety of Early Seed Potatoes. H. FOX, Hair Dresser, Perfumer, Wholesale and Retail Tobacconist, COMMERCIAL-STREET, PONTYPOQL. Jj^YERY description of TOBACCO, CIGARS, J 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 EATLY REPAIRED. An Assortment of Toys, New Games, c. Register Office for Families and Servants CONDUCTED bv MRS. SAUNDERS, 4, Market Street, Pontypool. 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. Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London. LEATII & 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 HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES: PONTYPOOL: FOltÐ, Chemist, George-street. r HORXLMANs TEA is selected oilily from the sp -wg gathering, and imported five from'facing' powder; tea distinctively strong and delicious in flavour is thus obtained. Genuine packets are signed J^7oU^orniriw.rb g,Crr: ^-LONDO^. Prices, 2s. & 3s. 8d. per lb Ai)KRvsT-wiTH.o'S.Chemist MONMOUTH Allen U'ooil. Chemist. M V.IITM Stephens USK Etlnardi NE\vt>oi!r,.A<»ff.>.< £ Co.,chemists, Phillips, 92, Commercial st CiuciuiowEi.L Christopher KISCA Taylor, Chemist SPANISH FLY is the acting ingredient in ALEX. ROSS'S CANTIIARIDES OIL, which speedily produces whiskers and thickens hair, 6d.; sent bvpost for 51 stamps.—ALEX. R()S. 248, High Hulborn, London. Sold by all Chenusts, and by Roderick, Pontypcol HAIR-CURLING FLUID. 248, Hi^h ILdhom, London.—ALEX. ROSS'S CURLING FLUID, curls Ladies' or Gentlemen's hair immediately it is ap- plied. Sold at 3s. 6i1. sent free fir 54 stamps. R'isa's Toilet. Mugnzi-ie, 1: ij.i., rr '.iO sunups. tiotd by all Chemist*, and by Roderick, Pontypool p REY HAIR.-248. Hi^h ilolborn. -n. A'.KX. IJ ROSA'S HAUL DYE'T,r..di:e<" p.-rs.-et •• u im- mediately it is It natural in effect. Price 3s. fid sent post for 54 stamps. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool HAIR DESTROYER.—248,High Holborn,London. ALEX. ROSS'S DEPILATORY removes, without effect to the skin, superfluous hair from the face, neck. and arms, 3s. Gd.; sent the same day as ordered by post for 51 stamps. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool PIMPLE REMOVER.—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 bv post for 40 stamps.—ALEX. HOSS. 248. High IIolborn, London. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool WONDERFUL DISCOVERY. — Corns cured in ff 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, Iligh Holborn, London. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool _u_- HAIR COLOUR WASII.- By washing the head .LL 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. HOSS, 248, High Holborn, London. Sold by all Chemists, and by Roderick, Pontypool BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. Executed with Neatness, ( orrectnesa, and Punctuality, BY 1). WALK IN SilAW, AT the Office of theFi-ee Press and Herald of the Hills, Corn Market House, Pontypool. Window Hills (" House to Let." &c.) from Id. Notices of Distraint. Id. each. Dividers (Abersyehan, Pontypool, and Cwmbran,) Is. per 100. County Court Notices. ill. each; od. doz.; 3s. per 100. The Art Union of Great Britain. [The Lucky Office" at which the fortunate ticket. No. 114,079, the u-inner of tli(? First Prize, was sidd. iras the office of the PONTYPOOL FKKIC PKKSS. Tickets for the next drawing, /rhich a'ill take place on Wednesday, June 30th, will he ready in II t'w do!!s. (melli/uN be h(l(l at this f!tJi('l'.] f,AAAAAA-AAAA fjttF BUY I Johnson, Johnsoni-Cos\ PURE TEA, 2/- per lb. [ < CHOICE QUALITIESE "NEW SEASON'S," 2/8 3 3/4 3 8 4/- E Supplied in Packets only, from 2 ozs. to i lb. ► < and vlh- and Tin Canisters. A 4 Sold bv Chemists, Confectioners, ~€s*c., in every Town. < LOCAL AGENTS. F PONTYPOOL—Edwards, stationer. George-street Abergavenny—James, c.»nfeetioner Beaulort,— Junes, chemist Pillgwenlly —Faulkner, cl-emi^f. SL Commercial-road Nantyglo—Allen, l>„sf-H!e«', Gani Vach ^^hyr—Stejthcns, chetiiist Abeidarc—T'u.mas, chemist, 10, Co: ■. erclaL-idacc Ilereford-Cliave, 6, Rroad-st; Jennings, 36, High town Tredegar—Jenkins, chemist Usk — Clark, Post-office JOHNSON, JOHNSON & Co, Tea inlerebantii, 17, Blom- field-street, City, London. Good-Friday is Coming. The Annual-Tea Meeting WILL TAKE PLAC?. AT CHAPKI.-KD, GOYTRE, On Good Friday, March 26,1869. TICKETS, IS. Tea on the Table at Three o'clock. BETHANY CHAPEL, PONTNEWYNYDD A Concert of Sacred and Secular Music WILL BE GIVEN IN THE ABOVE CHAPEL On Thursday Evening, April 8,1869. For Particulars, see Handbills. No. 5, Bryngwin Place. LADIES' Boarding and Day School, CONDUCTED BY MISS E. D AY I E S. Terms. on application. GLOBE INN, AND MARKET HOUSE, CRANE STREET, PONTYPOOL. WM. JAMES RESPECTFULLY announces to the inhabitants of C Pontypool and the neighbourhood, that he has taken to the above old-established Inn and Market House, where he hopes, by always supplying Wines and Spirits, home-hrewed Ale, Porter, &c., of the verv best quality, and by sparing no efforts for the accommodation of his customers, to merit and receive a share of public patronage. Good Stabling and Well-aired Beds. MRS R. PLAISTED BEGS to announce that she has t iken to one of the New Shops near the Railway Station, ABELLSYCHA*, "The Alexandra House," Which she intends'opening on SATURDAY, March 13, in the General Grocery and Fancy, Bus ness, And trusts by attentiou and punctuality, com )ineo. wl!h Moderate Prices (FOR CASH,) to merit the patronage of the Publ:c. LEIGH WHOLESALE IRONMONGER, BLAENAFON. Builders, Shoemakers, and Blacksmiths supplied at Birmingham Wholesale Prices. Iron Bedsteads, 4ft Gin. by ft. 6in., 13s. 6d. each; Mattresses for ditto, 10s. Smiths kept on the Premises. A libercl allowance to Architects for all Iron work. PONTYPOOL SEED ESTABLISHMENT, 4, MA RKKT STREET, O If .Ml, UK BOAR FIELD. JOSEPH SAPXDF.RS'S Catalogues are now ready, 11<1 may U ],U(1 j,r, application. .0ird Seeds, -lace 'n Split Peas, Linseed, Ing Notice to Brickmakers WANTLD, a I3rickmaker, the first week in April, to make 100,000 of Bricks. Price, 6s. 6d. per 1000, including delivery to kiln. Cottage allowed. APply at the office of this Paper. March lOtb. J869 To be Let, 4 HOUSE in BRYNGWIN PI,ACE.-Alply to Mr A G. J J EE, Glall wern Offices. To be Let, With Immediate Possession, A HOUSE & sH0}> at Caerphilly, suitable for a Grocer. A g0o(i Ready-money Bufiness has been done there. Apply to Mr Thomas Herbert, Grocer, Crane-street, pontypool. For Sale, » QUANTITY OF WASTE BROWN PAPER, at Id. per lb. Apply at the Office of this Paper. For Sale by Private Treaty, iN ONE OR JiVRE LOTS, 1^9 A SQuARE YARDS OF BUILDING 1 [ GROUND, situate near the BiMe Christian Chapel, Abersyehan, late the property of Mr Richard Walker, deceased. Apply to Messrs GREENWAY & BYTHEWAY, Solicitors. Pontypool. NOTICE. rnO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION1, on 1 SATI-KDAY, March 20th, 1869, in PONTYPOOL MAKKET, between the hours of TWI.LVE and ONE, a very Useful Pony, Cart, and Harness, The property of Mr Richurd Broom, Bridge-end, Blaenafon. Unicorn Inn, Cwmyniscoy. To Innkeepers, Publicans, and Others. rp o BE SOLD BY A U C T I 0 N, 1 By Mr JOHN PHTLPOT, On TUESDAY, the 16th March, 1869, at the U:SIČO.RN Inn, Cwmyniscoy, THE W II O L E OF THE Household FURNITURE, Consisting of Parlour, Ear, Tap-n»>m, Ciuh-room, Kit- phen, and Bfd-nioui Furniture China, Glass, and Ware; Beer Engine, Spirit J nrs, and Taps; Measures, Brewing Utensils. Casks. Beer Trams. Iron Boilers, i-c., of Mr James King (under a Deed of Assignment for the benefit of Creditors, and under a Distress for Rent.) The Sale to commence at 2 o'clock in the Afternoon. For further particulars see Post-hills. Corn Market, House Cham hers, Pontypool, March 10th. 1869. TY-COCH FARM, Panteg, near Pontypool. MR J. Pllll.Pi)' is f. 'ir'<1 « ith instructions to SELL BY AUCTION. At the above Farm, on TUESDAY, the 23rd March, 1869, the whole of the Y.M TABLE AND WELL-SELECTED FARMING STOCK, Implements oj Husbandry, and a -fiton of the IL>ns:-hoh! /rrnture, 11y tub directions v" A;. • 've'-berv. who is giving up the riirm. For full particulars si e fuime Advertisement. Market House Chambers, pontypool, 1 March 10, 1809. LAKGE SCHUUL KUUiU, ABERSYCHAN. A CONCERT, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF JOSIAH RICHARDS, ESQ., WILL BE GIVEN On JJIonday, March the 22nd, 1869, The proceeds being for the English Baptist Chapel Restoration Fund. Tickets: Front Seats, 2s., Second Seats, ls. For Particulars see Programmes. Tickets may be had of Messrs II. L. Pratt, T. Lewis, J. Daniel, and II. Brain, Abersyehan D. Davies, Garn. diffaith D. Jones, Freehold Land and J. H. Stephen, Yarteg Works. Just Published, And may be had at the FEEE PRESS Office, Price 6d., (Post-fret on receipt of Eight Stanipt.) THE LOCAL REGISTER; OR, CHRONOLOGY OF PONTYPOOL AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. Being a concise account of the Chief Events that have transpired in the Town and Locality, and (incidentally) in Monmouth- shire, from the Invasion of Britain until the present time and including a full report of the memorable catastrophe at the Glyn Pond on the 23rd of July, 1868. COUNTY OF MONMOUTH. T JOHN LAWRENCE, Esquire, nigh Sheriff for J.j the County of Monmouth, by virtue of divers writs of our Sovereign Lady the Queen, to me diree'ed, DO HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that the Commission of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, to be holden in and for the County of Monmouth, will he op med at the IllHE II ALL. iu the town of MONMOUTH, on WEDNESDAY, the 21th day of MARCH inst., and that on THURSDAY, the 25th day of MARCH inst., the Public Business will be commenced at the Shire Ilan, in the tuwn of Monmouth aforesaid; of which all Justices of the Peacp, (Joroners, Mayors, Jurors. Prosecutors, and Witnesses, n;1 others interested therein, are dpsired to take notice, and give their attendance accordingly And I do hereby further Give Notice that the Grand Jurors will be called over in the Crown Court on Thursday, the 25th day of March inst., at TEN o'clock iu the Fore- noon precisely, and that the Common Jurors will be called over in the Nisi Prius and Crown Courts respec- tively, at TEN o'clock in the Forenoon of the same day, to serve upon such Juries as the said Courts ahall direct. Bv the same Sheriff, EDMUND B. EDWARDS, Under Sheriff. Under Sheritf-6 Office, TowlI Hall, Pontypool, 2nd March, 1869. WM. THOMAS, Three Salmons, Market Place, BSGS to announce that lie has opened the premises formerly occupied br WELSH BACK, mNl iTOOL, AS A Wholesale & Retail Potatoe Store, and hopes, by aLvavs supplying thoroughly Good Articles, at Moderate Prices, to merit a share of public patronage. QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT EMIGRATION OFFICES, J 2, Old Broad Street, j.oiidon, K.C. Emigration to Queensland, j NEW LAND ACT, 186S. GRANTS OF LAND, 80 TO 160 ACRES. LAND bv free selection, from 40 to 10,880 Acres, can now be purchased at 15s., 10s., aiftl 5s. per Acre, payable in ten annual instalments of Is. 6d., Is., and 6d. per Acre. Persons 21 years cf 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 thev become entitled to the freehold. Land orders, X36 per adult, available for taking up land under the Land Act, will still be granted to per- sons paving their passage to the colony. ASSISTED PASSAGES are now granted to shep- herds. ploug hrnpn, agricultural laboun rs. quarrymen, professional g irdeners. miners, carpenters, masons, brick- layers. blat'Ksniilhs, wheelwrights, and ot her eligi ble persons and FltEE 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, unJer the Land Act. JAMES WHEELER. AppointedAgent forAherdare. t rG. H. EVANS.Auctioneer CaTdiff-JOSFPH ELLIOT & SO-IS, Bute Docks M Brecon—Mr JOHN EVANS „ Abersvcliiii-Nlit EDWIN WOOD. n Merthyr—MR JOHN COPFLAND. Tredegar—MR. EDWARD DAVIES. Thomas's Emulsion of Syrups, OR PECTORAL COUGH DHops. For Loughs, Colds, Injluenz", Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Asthma, Hooping Gough, I)iffi(-ittty of Breathing, Incipient, Consumption, and other affections of the chest and lungs. No family should he without this popular health- restorin" remedy, which has been in great demand for many years with unprecedented success. Sold in Bottles, at 7 d, 1 s. Hd, and 2s 9d each BAYLEY'S TONIC, APERIENT, AND PURIFYING FAMILY FILLS, For Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Giddiness. Hind in the Stomach, Sick Headache, Habitual or Temporary Costirencst), Nervousness, Fains in the chist and side, §e These pure vegetable pills strengthen the system and increase appetite, and are a mild and effective aperient; they purifv the blood from all gross humours, and give speedy relief in all disorders of the liver and stomach. SOLD IN BOXES, AT 7 D.. Is. I lD., & 2s. 9D. EACH. Prepared only bv T. Chemist, Pontypool, WHOLESALE AGENTS. London W. SUTTON & Co. Bristol I'FARCE & Co. And Retail by most Chemists and Medicine Yendors. LOCAL AGENTS. Blaenafon: Evans.ehemist Aberga'ny Wurkins Tredegar Waites Newport Edmunds EleazarDavis „Morgan(PillgweuUy)„ Cardiff: James (i Williams OR. s Pontvpridd Bassett, chemist Aberdare T.W.Evans \ioumouth C'esseus Spencer „ Merthyr Tbos.Stephens R. Thomas" Dowlais Hancock" Williams e'oA. ><>k.-eiler Aberiiilery J. WiLiams. ART UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN. rrUIE nest Drawing will take place on the 30th June, J_ and Tickets may shortly be obtained at the Free Press" Office. YUTY PUOL New Amateur Minstrels. IlHE Gentry and Public im general are respectfully informed that a GRAND CONCERT With an Entire New Programme (Selected from the most favourite of ST. JAMES'S HALL, LONDON.) Will be given at the TOWN HALL, FONTYPOOL, On Thursday Evening, March 25th, 1869, The PROCEEDS of which will be given to the DORCAS SOCIETY. The following comprise the Troupe Bones. Mr E. PUGH Flute, principal..Mr J. ED- First Violins.. )Iegsrs SEW- WARDS ELL & WINTERHHALDER First Cornet.. Mr T. KING Second. Mr A. HAIR Second, MrJ. WINGFIELD Tenor .Mr T. FLETCHER Tampani, Trianjrlp, Speak- Violoncello..MrW. SQUIRES er. &c.Mr B. P. HADDOCK Contra Basso..Mr T. WAITE Banjos.. Messrs BUNDY & Tambo. MrJ. LLOYDI LEWIS Principal Comedian and Comic Singer Mr HARRY DAVIS. Conductor, Mi-\V.SEWELL.-Pianist,M:-C.DAD>TCEY PROGRAMME. Part 1st. Overture. Lodoiska" (Ki,euitzei-) Band Comic Song-, "Good-bye, Sally deir"Ili-E.Pii-li Song & Chorus.She sleeps with the angels" Mr J. Lloyd Comic Song-, 'The very learned Nigger"Mr W. Sewell SOD-&Cliorus. "Tel I me, little twinkling star" Mr J. Bnndy Chant & Chorus (Comic). The Feast of Don- keys"Mr W. Sewell Song & Chorus. Kiss me, mother, ere I die" Mr W. Squires Comic Song "The worn-out Nigger"MrE.Pngh Sung aud Chorus. Come to me. Angel of Sicep"Afr J. Lloyd Comic Song MrT. Waite Song and Cliortis. Wilo \ill care for mother Dow J. Edwards ComicSong,-lT!ie f tinny litfleNigger" Mr J.Lloyd Song&Cliorus,"Just before the baftie"MrA.Hair Grand Selection. Scotch Airs" (Seweli). Band All Interval of Ten Minutes. Part 2nd. Ballad. Meet me in the lane"Mr J. Lloyd Comic Sung Mr Harry DI-is Speech (Burlesque) Mr J. Lloyd j Duet (Violin & Pianoforte).ThemesfrouiTan- j credi (Rossini).Messrs Sewell & Damvey Stammering Niggers.Messrs Waite, Lloyd and Hair BURLESQUE, The German Photograpic Studio, Proprietor of Studio Mr T. Waite. Customer Mr Harry Davis. Saucy Boy Mr J. Lloyd. The evening's Entertainment to conclude with a cele- "bi-ated "Walk Round." called The Niggers' Skedaddle! In which the whole Company will appear. Admission: Front Seats 2s., Second Seats Is. .1 p Carriages may be ordered for half-past Ten. Sanger's Great Hippodrome and Circus, From the Agricultural Hall, Ton don, The Largest Establishment in the World, L vi-if Pi fNTYPOOL on MONDAY..Match 15. YY "OH! erect tin ir MAMMOTH EQUESTRIAN PAVlLlwX ill a Field. Nicbola<-sireet. near Railway S.i:1)¡;-T"(\ (;I, REPRESENTATIONS:— Afternoon, a' a Quarter-past. Two o'clock; Evening, at Half-past c clock. THE GRAND PROCESSION, acknowledged the Greatest Sight ever seen, will start from the Circus at One o'clock. J. TWIGG, Agent. Late Lieut. 71st Rcgt.
THE MARKET TICKET QUESTION. The Monmouthshire RaiJway Company hara declined to accede to the request of the Ponty- pool Local Board that market tickets may be issued at Blaenafon for Pontypool at a single faro for the double journey. The announce- ment has revived milch dissafisfactiou hero, and has renewed all that personal feeling which it is to he regretted should ever have arisen. The Company, we understand, uase their refu- sal on the assumption that people who wish to combine busiuess and economy will not waste an extra threepence, and an extra hour in tra- velling, in going to Newport when they can got, to Pontypool for a shilling and in a very short time. This is something to the purport of our remarks in a recent article on the subject, and has the advantage that it presumes the residents in Blaenafon to be actuated by common sense, There is but one objection to it. It does n <t grasp all the bearings of the question, and lea\ unanswered the complaint that the Blaeoaf n people are refused a privilege which is enjoyed by the people of Cwmbran. If the people Blaenafon find it to their advantage, and seems that they do, to atteud PoutypOol ket, the diminution in the firice of the tick r would in all probabilty ensure an amnie cor pensation in inducing a greater uumbe- to tr vel. We dispassionately recommend this -z) the further consideration of the Company, and may add that they may further find it to their advantage to dispel by this concession the anta- gonism which has been excited and which is leading the folks in thiJ neighbourhood to pledge themselves to support to the utmost the opposition line through Caerleon. t,
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. PnoTiiKHor.'s. talented troup of Christy Minstrels- gave an entertainment in the Town Hall on 'fhui>u:iy iiijrht. A fuller notice will he given in our nest. Trf. TOLLS of the Poi!tvpo(.l :1111 Penyrheolir p.Ves wt re let hy aaciion. at the Hall, on Tlmr-day oioniittir. 'here WHS a good attendance The talis were eventuallv knocked cown to Mr Beekinsale, at £ 544. List year they realised €620. A HERSYCII AN. ACCIDENT TO A GIHL.—About noon on Wednesday, a voung girl, tiaaied Margaret Davies. aHouf 17 years old, was crossing the line near the engine house, going home to dinner and carrying tools. She saw u train coming and endeavoured to get out of its way; and in doing n. placed herself in jeopardy from the Blaen- dare engine, which caught her right foot add smashed it. She was conveved to her home at Talywain; and amputation was performed hy Dr Davies. THE Ahersychan Troup of Amateur Minstrels were to give a concert on ihursday right. The programme was a long one, and included some of the most popular songs given at such entertaiments. YARTEG. AccinF.KTS.—Wtn. Hale, working at Messrs Part- ridge and Jones's colliety, had his thigh broken on Tuesday, in a mine level, by a f.dt of the mine ground, which also cut his skull in a frightful manner. On the same dav, a haulier named Win, Perry was severely in- inrec1 by some trams running over him on the glan in the pita of the Yarieg Hill colliery. Another person was injured at the aa.me time, but was able to walk home. NEWPORT. At the Police Court on Wednesday, EHzabeth Wal- lace, matried woman, was charged with stealing £ 3 10s. in gold and l?.s. in silver from the person of Mary Shell am. Prosecutrix went into the Wexford and j Kitisale Arms. Commercial-street, to call f.'r a male relative. A number of persons were it, the bar. amrng them the prisoner, who was noticed by a young man, named Thomas Davies. a tailor, to be in suspiciously close proximity to the prosecutrix, and then suddenly to leave the house. He asked, Hits anyone lost any mor.cv r" when prosecutrix put her. hand in her pocket and found her purse and contents missing. She at once went to the T"wn Hall to uive information, and mean- while Davies followed the prisoner, and had her in de- tention when a policeman and Mrs Shellam came up to them in the street. On prisoner was found the money misled hy prosecutrix, and among the silver was a six- pence which prosecutrix had had in her possession for manv years, and which she at once identified hy some marks. The prisoner, who was said to be the wife of a steady and industrious employe of the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company, but herself of dissolute habits, was committed for trial at the session. MONMOUTH. I Gentlemen FIGHTING IN A CiiunciT.-On S,iiidcy evening last, before the commencement of divine service in St. Mary's Church, in this town, two gentlemen, holding very important positions in the neighbourhood, came to an open rupture under the following circum- stances. Roth claim a pew in the church, to which it appears neither has a The one claimed a sit- ting as belonging to au ironworks of which he has the management; the other by virtue of Lis having been losiall.-d bv one of the churchwaiuens. The former anned at the church first on Sunday night, and with a t-.iend seated himself «« usual. Soon after the ether j.rjnt arrived with of his family, and or- ,,up..rent to quit. Ih, on his part, Stoutly r, i a fight en-urd. in which one of thecomha- ::&1. hi; nasal orirnn damaged, and the other did c-cane without personal injury The sexton pr* cured help, ami the end was that the gentleman wba had first obtained possession of the seat was allowed tc ) retain it throughout the service.