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V ARTEG. THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN.—On Monday night, the Rev John Kirtlan delivered a lecture upon the above subject, at the Wesleyan Chapel, MrJ. H. Stephen occupying the chair. For two hours the lec- turer commanded the earnest attention of his audience, and with numerous coloured diagrams illustrated the history of our island from the earliest records until the invasions and departure of the Romans. The subject j itself is of great interest, and was treated in a taking and popular manner. The usual vote of thanks was given to the lecturer and chairman, coupled with a re- quest that Mr Kirtlan would again deliver a lecture or I series of lectures upon the fame subject. There was a very good attendance, and the proceeds will be applied to the new chapel fund. This building is being rapid- ly progressed with, and is now nearly ready for roofing in.
ABERSYCHAN. EGusn BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The restoration of this building, which has taken "Cathedral time" to accom- plish, is nearly completed, and the chapel will, we be. lieve, he opened before the end of June. The proceeds of the late concert in aid of the funds, realised the handsome sum of nearly £ 25. ACCIDY.N'T.- Cn Wednesday morning, a man named John Wi'ditman was injured by a fall at the lop Pvt. His back was badly hurt, and he was sent to ms home at Swan Row, Abersychan, with hopes that he would speedily recover.
FATAL ACCIDENT TO A CENTENARIAN…
FATAL ACCIDENT TO A CENTENARIAN AT BRISTOL. On Wednesday the coroner, Mr Wasbrough, held an inquest at the intirmarv, on the body of RUCK-D JOUCR., who had died at the institution from injuries procuced I by ber night-dress taking fi:e. The deceased, I,b, I 105 years of age, lived with a few of her relatives in a cottage on Horfield Common, and was in the habit of sleeping iu the kitchen. On Tuesday, the 18th inst., one of her great grandchildren, -bo live,- in the house, heard Lis sister exclaim that the old lady was in HlmAs. He ran iuto the kitchen, and found that her nigh .-are: was on fire. He at once threw a blanket arouiid her, and thus extinguished the fire, but the old lady was found to be rather seriously injured. She to I the Bristol Infirmaiy cu tile following Thu.da), I died on IBC "23rd inst. It- is supposed that HCV ciglit- dress ignited as she was passing by the kitchen fire, Verdict, Accidental death."
TIME TABLES MAY. We give thtl 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. Ull-TRAINS: WEEKDAYS. SUNDAYS T- STARTING FROM a. Tri. p.m. p.m. p.m. a. m p.m Cardiff 6 40,1231! 16 33 8 lo 3 5o Newport. Mill,t«et ..9 15,1 «•» •»'»» *1 Llaotamam 9 2M 6 8 6 j Cwmbran 9 25 1 oo|5 10 8 10 9 40 8 10 PontnewyddS .9 29 1 59>5 14 8 14 9 44 8 14 Pontrhydyrun 9 33 2 3 5 18 8 18 9 48 8 18 SnCol 9 50 2 20 5 35 8 35 10 5 8 35, Pontnewynydd 9 51 2 24 5 39 8 S9 10 9 b 39, Abersychan.9 592 29 5 448 44 10148 44' Cwm Avon 10 7 2 37 5 52 8- 52 4022'8 52 [- Blaenafon -1015 2 456 0 9 0 1030 9 0^ DOWN-TRAINS WEEKDAYS. SUNDAYS STARTING FROM a.m. a. m. p.m. p.m. a. m. p. mi Rlsenafon 7 30 1130 3 40 6 30 7 30 o 0; OwmAvon 7 36,1138 3 48 6 38 7 38 5 8: Abersychan 7 44:1146 3 56 6 467 46 5 16 Pontnewynydd 7 48 1150 4 0 6 50 7 oO o 20 Pontypool 7 55 12 0 4 10 7 0 8 0 5 30 Pontrhydyrun 8 2 12 7 4 17 7 7 7 5 o7: Pcntnewvdd 8 6 1211'4 217 118 115 41. Cwmbran 8 10,1215 4 25 7 15 8 155 45; Llantonani 8 16 1221 4 31;7 ?1 8 21 5 51; Newnort, Millst.ar.8 25 1230 4 407 30 8 30:6 0 Cardiff 9 8*1 28 6 1CI8 40 4 39 9 30 1 For Malpas. 2 ForCroes-y-ceilog and Llanfreehfa. 3 For Panteg and Nw Inn. Omnibuses run to and from Mill-street Station to all parts of the town. Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford. 1J. SUNDAYS. Newport 17.15 9. 0 10.25 1.26 2.35 5.40, 9 20 5.30 Poncnwyd 7.29,9.14 10.39 1 39 2.49,5.54; 9.32 5.42 PONTYI-'L | ROAD 7.40 9.22 ] 0.53 2.20 3. 06. 7 9.45 5.o7 Nantvdery 7.52 111. 4| 3.12 6.19] 9.57;6. 8 Penpercm 7.69 11.11 3.19 6.26;10. 56 18 Kga'ny 8.10 11.19!2.45 3.28 6.35 10.15 6.26 HoXd 9.12: 12.25 Z.'lb 4.30 7.35'l 1 15S7.30 DOWN. SUNDAYS. Hereford 7.45 9.45 |12.30 (3.357.45 9.407.50 Abrsa'ny 8.52 10.44! 1.21 (4.40 8 45 10.45 S.y3 Pnperm 9. 110.51! i j (4-48j8.52 10.53 9. 1 Nantydry9.1011. I* 56)9. 1 11. 09.10 P°Roau..L9.2311.13!9.35| 1.46;5.5o'5.27 9 13 11.18 9.23 Pontnwyd9.3l|ll.2i| 6. 0 5.33 9.21 11.26 9.36' Newport 9.4511.35 9.o4i 2. 5i6.20 5.47,9.35 11.40,9.50 Singlf* Fares on Sundays—Return Tickets will be issued on Sundays at all Stations on theWest Midland\ hallway, and Rhymney Railways (except between: lontypool arid Newport, Walnut Tree Budge, and j Cardiff, over which portion of the line the ordinary i Fares will be charged) at One Fare to andfro. OnMouclays pafrengers will be booked from Hereford toCRyn- LinVjAOVcraml back DoubleJourney, 1st class bs6d,/ntl4Mlid liewpoi■ EbbwVale, and Nantyglo. liewpoi■ EbbwVale, and Nantyglo. From Dock-street, Newport, for Nantyglo and inter-I mediate Stations, (Bassaleg Junction, Tydee, Risca, Cress Keys, Chapel Bridge, Abercarn, Newbridge, Crutiilin i.lanhilieth, Aberbeeg Junction, Abertillerv, and Blaine,) at 7, 11 15, <3, 5 45, Sundays: 9. & 5 15. rroID N antyglo, 8 40, 11 15, 2 20, 4 45, 7 25. Sundays at 10 40 and 7 10. FroID Aberbeeg Junction for Ebbw Vale and interme- diate Stations, (Cwm and Victoria.) at 7 58, 1'2 13, 4 8,6 43. Sundays at 9 58, and 6 13. From Ebbw Yale ut 8 4 0, 11 15, 2 20, 7 25. Sundays at 10 40, and 710.. On Saturday* a Special Train leaves Newport at t 30 p.m. for and 7 w. On Saturday* a Special Train leaves Newport at t 30 p.m. for all stations csjar as Crumlin only— Omnibus's run to fyfrom ?)-,c\-st. station (Nexeport) to all parts of the town. Pcntypcol, Ebbw Vale, and Nantyglo. UP TRAINS I SVNDAYS. Poutj-pool Town 9 37 1 S7 5 8j 3 Crumlin dep 7 4/ 12 P 3 51 6 3' .) 4a 6 Aberbeop jmiet. 7 /it- 12 13 4 8 6 4.. J 5i- Ebbw Yale 8 2C 12 3o 4 3( 7 t 10 2. 6 So j Xbevtillery 12 19 4 14 G 4t 10 4 7 Blaina 12 27 4 22 6 57 10 12 6 27 Naiityglo 8 2< 12 33 4 30 7 i 10 iiC 6 36 j DOWN TRAINS I SUKDAYS NantTRlo 8 4f 11 15 2 2C 4 45 7 2' 10 4C 7 JO: Blaina 8 4H U 23 2 28 5 0 7 3S 10 48 7 18, Abertillery 8 ft' <1 31 2 36 5 10 7 41 0 5 7 26 Ebbw Vaie 8 40 11 15 2 20 7 0 4f 10 A berbeefr J ufct. 9 11 3; 2 42 5 20 7 47 II j 7 u2 Cruiclin dep 10 It 1 5( 5 in JO 4. 9 4 Pontypool Town 10 83 2 H 5 4( 11 t g 22 Pontypool, Risca, &c., and Newport. UP TRAINS SI;NDA-YS.! Pontypool Town 9 37 1 57 5 2!) 1 8 3 6 13 Crumlin dep 9 1J 11 54 2 55 5 50 8 Oil 1 15 7 45: Abercavne 9 25 12 4 3 f 5 58 8 lOjll 25 7 55 K'-iCft 9 35 12 20 3 18 0 12 8 23111 38 8 8. Newport 10 i 12 45 3 41 G 40 8 45|l2 0 8 30j DOWN TRAINS |6t*DATS.j NewDort 7 0111 15 3 0 5 45| 9 C 5 15, Ki.c« 21 u s< 3 25 a e 9 21 5 sei Abercariii: 7 35 11 51 3 -11 6 20 9 3; 5 50 Ci umlin dep lo 15 1 5( 5 18 i0 4( 9 4 Pontypool Town 10 33[ 2 H 5 40 11 8 9 22 Pontypool and Merthyr. UP-TRAINS. 1 SUNDAYS. yontVT»ool Fofid 9 30 1 50 5 22 7 55 6 5 Porlvpool Town 9 37 157529836 131 rr.lin 9 55 2 15 5 46 8 21 6 31: 1 redep ar Jiirii tioii' i Bl'ickwood) 10 2 2 23 5 54 8 29 6 39, lihymner Juncticr. (Henprocd) .10 8 2 31 6 1 8 3D b 45 Llancaieh (Nelnou) 10 17 2 40 b 8 8 44 6 54; Quaker's Yard Junction 10 35 3 J b 30 8 53 oi Troci'jThicw 1° 46 3 16 6 41 Merthyr 10 53 3 23 6 48 DOW_'i |8U>DAYS Merthyr 20 1255 4 20 — — Tr&ciiYThiew U 20 I 2.4 29 — Quaker's Yard Junction 9 4 i 1 IB 4 42 10 14 8 291 Llar.caich (Nel.on) 9 51 1 24.4 50 10 22 8 37 j Khymney Junction 9 59 1 34 5 1 10 32 8 47, Tredrear-Jur.ction 10 5 1 40,5 8 10 39 8 54 Crumhn 10 15 1 50,5 18 10 49 9 4 Pontypool Town 10 33 2 10; 5 40 III 8 9 22 Pontypool Road lo 332 15 545 ill 139 27 Coleford, Monmouth, Usk, and Pontypool. WEEK J>AYB. SUNDAYS, a. m. a. m. a. m. p. m.' [a ni !p. m. Pontvpool Road „ 8 30 11 12 2 55 6 10 11 20 Usk g> 9 15 11 26 3 10 6 28 11 35 Llandenny ■§ ».9 25 11 34 3 18 6 40 11 43 Kaer'an Road a |9 30 11 38 3 22 6 45; 111 47 Bazlan Footpath.. « 9 35 11 42 3 26 6 50, 11 51 PuWstow 50 9 45 ill 50 3 35 7 0 12 0 Monraouth 9 55 112 0 15 7 10 12 10 a M. a. M., p. m. p. in. a, Ill. p. m. Monmouth 8 35 12 35 4 20 "5 3050 Dinpreflow 8 44 12 44 I 4 29 5 40 a2 5 8 KarfcB Footpath 8 53 12 53 4 88 5 50 § a 5 16 Routl 8 57 12 58 4 43 5 55 <5*2.1 5 20 l.landeniiy 9 11 4 48 6 0 5 21 »w 113 .4 58 e 30 »i 5 34 FontypooI Road 9 25, 1 30, j 5 17, 6 50 i 5 50 Pontypool to Cardiff (Taff Vale). vows. SUN DAYS* Pontvpool town 0 37, 1 57i 5 29i 8 '2 Quaker's Yard 8 19 11 19[ 3 5i\ 7 81 9 29 4 24; Cardiif 9 VS12 12 4 47) 8 £ «10 22 5 17 If. SUNDAYS. Cardiff fe 20,11 30 2 55, 6 45; 9 0 :4 0 Quaker's Yard !» 1/5| 1:2 26' 3 50 7 44 9 56 4 5Gj Pontypool 10 3Mj 2 10' 5 40' |ll 8 I Bristol & Soutli Wales Union Railway. FromErist.6 la. 9 45, i >40, 3 0, 6 0, Sundays.8 10, 3 0. arriving at Portt-kawpt Station before 8 2, 11 15, 12 27, 2 2, 1 55, 7 40 (and Sundayh 'J 35,4 49, )tri|ins to Newport. Fi'om Mcwpoit to Portskcwet, and up stations to Loudon, 7 U. ifs 15, 1 20, 5 10, 7 0; Sundays, 8 10, 4 28. FroraPwt'jken ct, by ferry, 8, 10 50, 2 20, ,6 0, 7 35 Sun- II:YS 9 3 K 5, j STEAM PACKET TABLES. THE NEWPORT OR AVON. 1 From Bathurst Basin, Bristol. (Calling at the Hotwells Stage half-an-hour later.) MAY-JUNE. 29 Saturday 8 0 morning 1 Tuesday io 0 morning 3Thursday 12 0 noon 5 Saturday 2 15 afternoon From Beaufort Wharf, Newport, 31 Monday 8 45 morning 2 Wednesday 9 30 morning 4Friday 12 0 noon Dymunir galw sylw y Cymry at yr isod. JOHN BEVAN'S (Late Charles Bennett,) GENERAL FURNISHING WAREHOUSE, Clarence-street, Pontypool. FOR every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNI- J' TURE, IRON BEDSTEADS, HARDWARE, &c., GO TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS. West Place, Pontypool. W WOODFORD, Builder, has for Sale, New and i Second-hand Building Materials, Roman Tile, Crests, Kilu Tiles, &c., &c. N.B —MRS. WOODFORD has RE-OPENED the CONFECTIONERY BUSINESS in all its branches, in the Shop lately occupied by Mr Churchill, George- street (opposite the Crown Hotel.) Superior British TVines. Also, all kinds of choice PAPER HANGINGS sup- plied on the shortest notice. Refreshment Rooms opened for Tea and Coffee also, a Register Office for Servants. 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) £ 3 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. QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT EMIGRATION OFFICES, 2, Old Broad Street, London, E.C. Emigration to Queensland- NEW LAND ACT, 1868. 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. i and 6d. per Acre for five years, when they become entitled to the freehold. Land orders, jE30 per adult, are also granted to per- sons paying their passage to the colony. Assisted Passages are granted to shepherds, plough- men, agricultural labourers, quarrymen, gardeners, miners, carpenters, bricklayers, blacksmiths, wheel- wrights, and other eligible persons and Free Passages to female domestic servants, and married farm labour- ers, and shepherds with not more than one child and under 12 years of age. Assisted and free passengers, after three years' con- t-inuous residence in the Colony, can select a home- stead of 80 to 160 acres under the Land Act. JAMES WHEELER. AppointedAgcnt fo;-Aberdare,MrG.II.EVANS,Auctioneer „ Cardiff -J OSEPH ELLIOT & SONS, Bute Docks „ Brccon ilIr JOHN EVANS Abersychan—MR EDWIN WOOD. Mertiivr—MH JOHN COFELAND. Tredegar—MIT EDWARD DAVIES. 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. PEGLE-R, PONTYPOOL AND BLAENAFON Posters of the Largest Size Printed (45 inches ly 27 inches,) EXECUTED IN THE BEST STYLE AND ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE, AT THE FreePress Office, Pontypool., Kaye's Worsdell's Pills. j 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 perforin their functions in a healthy and vigorous manner. They are carefully com- pounded on sound principles, and, being entirely free from mercurial, antinionial, 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. 1-id., 2s. 9d., and 4s. 6d. Wholesale Depot, 22, Bread-street, Loudon. 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 JVote tlte Address: Thos. Jones,Grocer, BRIDGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. LY ON FETY YHE PUBLIC ARE CAUTiONED AGAINST PONTNEWYNYDD. THE ANNUAL TEA MEETING IN CONNEC- TION WITH BETHANY SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held in a Field adjoining Bristol House, on THURSDAY, June 10th, 1869. Tea at 4 o'clock p.m. TICKETS, Is. EACIr, May be had of Mr Morgan, Post-office, Pontypool; Mr D. Evans, Grocer, Abersychan and Mr W. Jones, Bristol House, Pontnewynydd. VELOCIPEDES, BICYCLE AND TRICYCLE, With all the latest Improvements, MAY be obtained, and Specimens seen, at H. FOX'S, Hairdresser, Perfumer, and Wholesale Tobacco- nist, Commercial-street, Pontypool, Sole Agent for THE CELEBRATED MAKE OF W. R. BINGHAM, IMPERIAL WORKS, BRISTOL. Instruction Books, 6d each Post-free, 7 stamps. !—————————————————————— Just Published, And may be had at the FREE PRESS Office, Price 6d., (Post-free on receipt of Eight Stamps,) 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. Manor ofWentsland & Bryngwin, In the County of Monmouth. NOTICE is hereby given, that a GENERAL COURT BARON, or GREAT COURT of the Lady and Lords of the said Manor, will be holden at the CROWN HOTEL, Pontvpool, within the said Manor, on WED- NESDAY, the 9th day of JUNE next, at ELEVEN o'clock in the Forenoon, when and where the Customary Tenants of the said Manor, and all Persons owing Suit and Ser- vice to the said Lady and Lords, are required to attend. CHARLES J. PARKES, Deputy Steward of the said Manor. Wentsland, near Pontypool, May 18th, 1869. Provincial Grand Lodge of Monmouthshire. The R.W. JOHN E. W. ROLLS, Esq., PGM. The \V. CHARLES LYNE, Esq., D.P.G.M. Opening of the Kennard Lodge at Pontypool. A PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE MEETING will be held at the CLARENCE HOTEL, Ponty- pool, on THURSDAY, the 3rd JUNE, 1869, at Twelve at Noon. Immediately afterwards the KENNARD LODGE, 1258. will be Opened, Dedicated, and Consecrated, according to ancient form, and BROTHER BAR- THOLOMEW THOMAS, P.M. 471 and P.G.D.C., installed as W.M., who will then appoint and invest his Officers for the ensuing year. The BANQUET will take place at the TOWN HALL, Pontypool, at 3.30 p.m. Tickets, 5s each. to be had of either of the following Brethren, viz., Bros. R. Woolley, H. Griffiths, E. Prosser, or J. Lloyd Treharne. A Train will leave Newport at 10.25 a.m., returning from Pontypool Town Station at 10 p.m. By Command. WM. WILLIAMS, Prov. G. Secretary. 16, Dock street, Newport, Mon., 12th May, 18G9. W. PARKHOUSE, Wholesale and Retail Boot Manufacturer, COMMERCIAL-STREET, PONTYPOOL. AGENT FOR THE "HOWE" SEWING MACHINES, the oldest established of any in the world and ac- knowledged to be superior to everv other manufactured, being adapted for all kinds of sewing, from the lightest gossamer to the heaviest harness and upholstery. Ready-Closed UPPERS of every description Supplied to the Trade at the Lowest Prices. Fine Teas! T OS. AGG, PONTYPOOL, The QUANTITY of 2s. and 2s. 6d. Teas T. A. is selling, is a GUARANTEE OF ITS QUALITY. EPPS'S COCOA. Only iu £ lb., § lb., and 1 lb. Packets—tin-lined and labelled. SOLD BY THE TRADE IX ALL PARTS. Prepared by JAS. Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London. 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 wmmt^Co: LOXDOK. Prices, 2s. 8d.—3s.—3s.4d. & 3s. 8cl. per lb AIIERYSTWITH.VOJIFS,Chemist MONMOUTH Allen }'O:-i'l'YPOOL. JVood,Chemit. MKKTHYR Stephens Us Edwards X]OWI'()nT,.rnnes4'C().,chcmists, ABEKGA'NY. lVatkins,Gosden Phillips, 92, Commercial st CLUCKHOWELL Christopher ItrscA Taylor, Chemist BOOK AND JOB PRINTING, Exccuüd with Neatness, Correctness, and Punctuality, BY D. WALKINSHAW, AT the Office of the Free Press and Herald of the Hills, Corn Market House, Pontypool. Window Bills ("House to Let," &c.) from Id. Notices of Distraint, Id. each. Dividers (Abersychan, l'ontypool, and Cwmbran,) Is per 100. County Court Notices, fd. each; od. doz.; 3s. per 100. Forgehammerlmi,Broad st, BLAENAFON WILLIAM JONES BEGS most respectfully to solicit from his Friends and the Public generally a share of their patronage and support, assuring them of his best endeavours to merit the same, by vending only first-class Ales and Stout, and Wines and Spirits of the best quality. IGGF COACH-HOUSE AND GOOD STABLING. W. J. has recentlv added to his Establishment a LARGE ASSEMBLY ROOM, with t\yo Entrances, and capable of sealing about 700 people. The Opening of the above Room will be celebrated on THURSDAY, June 10th. by a GRAND CONCERT, in which the services of Mr Llewellyn Williams, Harpist, of Blaiua, and other talented Artistes, are engaged. op E RIt im- MACNIVEN & CAMERON'S RENOWNED PENS ON A NEW PRINCIPLE. Waverley Pen! Pickwick Pen! Owl Pen! THESE Pens are rapidly superseding all others, being -L adapted for every style and variety of writing. Is per Box ls2d per Post. Sold at the office of the PONTVPOOL FILEE PRESS. The OWL' for fine writing, and The WAVERLEY' for the rough and ready hand, are the Pens that must, par excellence, supersede all others." Forres Gazette. MAKES the water so soft and cleansing, that the lli. Wash is finished in halt the usual time. HUDSON'S EXTRACT OF SOAP LATHERS freely. Cleaiii Paint, Scours Floors, Jj Tables, &e. Beware of Imitations. Sold in Id. and d. packets, and lib. and jIb. ditto. Wanted, BY the 23rd of June, a MARRIED MAN without JJ family, to hve in a cottage on the premises. Must be able to ride and drive, take care of carriage. one horse, small kitchen garden and greenhouse, and otherwise make himself generally useful.—Wages, 16s. per week, with liouse and coal. Apply to Dr. Williams, Pontypool. To be Let, HOUSE in BRYNGWIA PLACE.—Apply to Mr A. G. J JiiK, Gkuv-vern Oinces. To GI ocers. rrO BE LET, a GROCERY BUSINESS in the town JL of Blaenafon, Mon. Stock and Fixtures very mode- rate. The Premises large, well situated, and adapted for a good trade. Apply to Mary Morgan, 63, Broad-street, Blaena/on. To be Let, Willi Immediate Possession, A HOUSE AND CORNER SHOP, situate at the junction of Nicholas Street with the Albion Road, well adapted for a Grocer, Baker, or any other business. The Shop, which was lately occupied by a Grocer, has two large Plate Glass Windows, and is sub- stantially fitted up with Counters, Dcsks, Shelves, Drawers, Gas Fii tings, &c. The House contains a small Parlour, three Bedrooms, Kitchen with Copper and VERY LA RG E OVEN, and two good Cellars with level entrance from the road. Apply to Mr HUGHES, Bookseller, Pontypool. For Sale, A QUANTITY OF WASTE BROWN PAPER, at Id. per lb. Apply at the Office of this Paper. Weighing Machine for Sale. rplIE Trustees of the Pontypool Turnpike Trust, find- J_ ing it necessary to have a Machine of greater power, capable of weighing horse and cart, have the present Machine for disposal It f°r many years been in use tor weighing Cart and Wagon Loads of Hay, &c., and may be illspected by applying at the Machine House, near the Clarence Hotel, Pontypool. Purchasers must send Tenders of Price to Mr Alex- ander Edwards, Clerk to the Pontypool Turnpike Trust. Pontypool, 18th May, 1869. Secure your Tickets! ART UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN. rpHE next Drawing will take place on the 30th June, i_ and Tickets may now be obtained at the Free Press" Office. Thomas's Emulsion of Syrups, OR PECTOltAL COUGH DROPS. For Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Asthma, Hooping though, 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 yreat demand for many years with unprecedented success. Sold in Bottles, pt id, Is. ld, and 2s 9d each 2 2 BAYLEY'S TONIC, APFIIIENT, AND PULLIFYING FAMILY PILLS, For Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Giddiness, Wind in the Stomach, Sick Hcadache, Habitual or Temporary Costiveness, Nervousness, Pains in the chest and side, 4-c. These pure vegetable pills strengthen the system and increase appetite, and are a mild and effecti ve aperisnt; they purify the blood from all gross humours, and give speedy relief in all disorders of the liver and stomach. SOLD IN BOXES, AT nD., is. qD., & 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 Wait-es Newport Edmunds Eleazar Ua "is" 'Tor7 I „Morgan(Pillgwenlly)„ Cardiff: James Williams Cross Pontypridd Bassett, chemist Aberdare T.W.Evans „ Monmouth Cossens 11 „ Spencer „ Merthyr Thos.Stephens H. Thomas" Dowlais Hancock 11 Chepstow Williams I Usk Clark, bookseller Abertillerv J. Williams, bookseller 6. IMPORTANT. TF you want to BORROW MONEY at a cheap rate, 1 go to Mr W. WLLT.IAMS, 16. Dock-street, New- port, Mon., and Insure your Lite, and, with approved personal security, you can have any sum up to £ 2,000, repayable by fixed instalments. Office hours, 10 to 5. MONMOUTHSHIRE. Parish of Trevethin, near the Cwmavon Station of the Monmouthshire Railway. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, 1 By Mr JOHN PHILPOT, At the Cuowx HOTEL, Pontvpool, on SATURDAY, the 29th day of May, 1S69, at 2 o'clock precisely, subject to such Conditions of Sale as will be then and there produced, ALL THAT Farm House, Barn, Buildings, and Land, Called" Glytiafoji" otherwise "Cwmavon" Farm, Situate at Cwmavon, in the above parish, containing 17 acres I rood and 32 perches of Arable, Meadow, Pasture and Wood Land; and, also ALL THOSE THREE COTTAGES standing there- on, and now or late in the occupation of Evan Evans, Enoch Morgan, and Holder. The whole of the above premises are now let to Mr William Jones, for a term of seven years, from the 2ud day of August, 1868, at the low annual rent of X20. To view the property apply to the Tenant, and for further particulars to Messrs WALFORD and GARB, Solicitors, Abergavenny. FT^O BE SOLD, pursuant to three several Orders of the Iligh Court of Chancery, made in the matter of the Estate of JOHN GWYNNE HERBERT OWEN, late of Car- diff, in the county of Glamorgan, Solicitor, deceased, and in certain causes of Davies v. Hair, Berkeley v. Hair, and Coutini v. Owen, with the approbation of the Judge to whose Court the said matter and causes are attached; by Mr JOHN PHILPOT, the person appointed to sell the same in 14 Lots, that is to say: as regards Lots 1 to 6, both inclusive, at the ZD Beaufort Arms Hotel, in the town of Mon- mouth, on FRIDAY, the 18th day of June, 1869, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. As re- gards Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, and 14, at the Crown Hotel, Pontypool, on SATURDAY, the 19th day of June, 1869, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and as regards Lots 11 and 12, at at the Horse and Groom Hotel, Llantrissant, on MONDAY, the 21st day of June, 1869, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, certain FREE HOLD, COPYHOLD, & LEASEHOLD PROPERTY. Comprising several Freehold and Leasehold Cottages, Gardens, and Orchards, Pieces or Parcels of Arable, Wood, and Plantation Land, &c., situate on Great Doward Hill, in the parish of Whitchurch, in the county of Here- ford. Also, a Piece of Freehold Land called the Withy Bed, situute in the River Wye, near Wye Bridge, in the Town of Monmouth, containing about one Acre. Also, several Freehold Pieces or Parcels of Orchard or Garden Ground, situate in the parishes of Llandogo and Penalt, in the County of Mon- mouth. Also, several Leasehold Messuages and Cottages, Gardens, Pieces or Parcels of Land, situate respectively in the parish of Goytre, in the county of Mnmnouth, and in the parishes of Llangorso and Tdgart h, in the county of Brecon. Also, a Freehold and Lease- hold Messuage or Tenement and Premises, situate respectively in the town of Llanlris- sant and parish of Llanwonno, in the county of Glamorgan. And a Leasehold Messuage or Tenement and Garden, situate in George-street, Pontypool, in the county of Monmouth. Also, Two Annuities of £ 12 each, contingent on a life now aged 33 years or thereabouts. Parti- culars and Conditions of SOLE may be had gratis in London, of Messrs Cunliffe and Beau mont, Solicitors, 43, Chancery-lane; Messrs Doyle and Edwards, Solicitors, 2, Verulam Buildings, Gray's-inn Mr Hair, Pontypool; Mr John Philpot, Auctioneer, Pontypool; John Bird, Esq., Solicitor, Cardiff; aud of John Morris, Esq., Cardiff, the Plaintiff's Solicitor, and at the places of Sale. Dated this 28th day of April, 1869. HENRY LEMAN, Chief Clerk. CUNLIFFE and BEAUMONT, 43, Chancery-lane, Middlesex, Agents for JOHN MORRIS, Cardiff, Glamor- ganshire, Plaintiff's Solicitor. The Art Union of Great Britain.
The Art Union of Great Britain.
[The LitcA-!l Office" at which the fortunate ticket, No. 114,079, the icinner of the First Prize, was sold, was the office of the PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS. Tickets for the next drawing, which will talee place on Wednesday, June 30th, are now ready, and may be had at this officei
-====-=-==-===-=--=CC==- HOW A YOUNG GENTLEMAN LOSTJE430 The Manchester Guardian reports that a young gentleman from Bury, named Ingham, had been spending a few days in London, and at the Alhambra Music-hall he fell in with two men of gentlemanly appearance, with whom he seems to have formed a very friendly ac- quaintance. They went to different places of amusement together, and on Mr Ingham's re- turn to Manchester they accompanied him, the three arriving there on Monday night. The acquaintance was still kept up, and between one and two o'clock on Tuesday they went into the Thatched-house hotel, in Manchester. They proceeded to the smoking room, where Mr Ingham treated his friends to some Champagne. While enjoying the wine, the conversation turned on the Derby. A large bet was made, and Mr Ingham produced £ 430, and laid the sum in notes upon the table. One of the sbaupers produced notes, whether good or bad, to the amount of X64, which lie laid against the larger sum. The conversation went on, and one of the men, under pretence of holding the stakes, got possession of the whole, and then, inventing some excuse for a momentary absence, he went out. The other shortly after- wards made an excuse to go out, and Mr Ingham, alter waiting some minutes for their return, began to feel a disagreeable suspicion that he was sold." This turned out to be the fact, and lie found, when too late, that tho entertaining companions of his travels were a couple of sharpers, who had succeeded in possessing themselves of his £ 430.
The practice of cropping the cars of terriers, in order to improve their appearance, was the subject of a prosecution, on Tuesday, by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- mals. Evidence was adduced to show that the operation was an act of cruelty, and must ne- cessarily cause extreme pain. The attorney for the defence referred to a painting of Sir Edwin Landseer, in which her Majesty's dogs were represented wiih cropped cars, but Sir Edwin, who was present, stated that the Queen protested against the practice, and that while in his picture he merely represented a prevalent custom,personally he was strongly opposed to it. The magistrate held the practice to constitute cruelty within the meaning of the Act, and in- flicted a small fine in each case.
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LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. On Friday, May 21st, an inquest was held at the prison at Usk, before E. B. Edwards, Esq., deputy coroner and jury. ou the body of David Evans, a pri- soner, who died in the gaol. After hearing the evidence and the direction of the coroner, the jury returned a verdict of" Died from natural causes." # A RELIGIONS SELL.—Owing to the report which had been industriously circulated to the effect that Tom King." the pugilist champion who fought with Heenan, would deliver a sermon in the open air, about a couple of thousand people were led by curiosity to assemble in Market-street, on Monday night. A dark haired man made his appearance, and duly went through the process of preaching and afterwards selling tracts. But the hearers were disappointed. He was not the real arti- cle. He announced himself as George King, and stated that he, too, had been a pugilist, but what the betlerhe can IK; for that must be left to taste. He preached at Pontnewynydd on the following night. QUEENSLAND E:moRATION. The Ship j, STAIt QUEEN," 1-500 tons burden, belonging to Messrs James Baines, Taylor & Co., sailed on the 18th inst., from Greenock for Queensland, LLEWKYLLKN EVANS. Com- mander, Surgeon-Superintendent, Dr CROUCH, assisted hv Miss WATT, Matron. The" STAR QCEEN" is the. 91st vessel that has sailed on the Land Order System d Emigration, under the immediate direction of the Queensland Government Emigration Office, 2 Old Broad Street, London. She contains 295 souls, divided into paving, assisted, and free passengers, and consisting of 143 members of families, 95 single men, 57 single females. INQUEST.—An inquest was held on Friday at the Town Hall, before Mr E. B. Edwards, deputy coroner, touching the death of Mr Edward Bowyer, who died suddenly on the previous day, as reported in our last.— Thomas Stephens, a lad employed at the garden nt Pontypool Park, deposed that he was coming from the garden with some vegetables, when he met Mr Bowyer coming from the house. When Mr Bowypr got to the arch, he staggered and fdl down on bis hands and knees. Witness went to the house, and returned with George Edwards and Mr Bowyer only breathed once before he died.—George Edwards gave corroborative evidence, and said that about half an hour before, Mr Bowyer remarked that he had never felt so bad in his life.—Verdict, death from natural causes. The funeral, which was of a public character, took place on Tues- day, and was attended by a large number of friends. The interment took place in Trevethiu churchyard, and the burial service was read by the Rev. J C. Llewellin. BILLIARDS.—A match came off at the Railway Hotel, Newport, on Friday evening, May 14th, between Mr | Edward Howe, of the Cardiff Arms Hotel, Cardiff, the best player in South Wales, and Mr Win. Thomas. late of the Crown Hotel, Pontypool. The game was 500 up, Thomas winning by 21 points. The game was as fol- lows: Thomas. 500; Howe. 479. The match was well contested. Mr Howe went off with a strong had at starting, making the fiist hundred while Thomas scored about fifty. The luck changed a little, and Mr Thomas came up to him and past him. and scored the second hundred first, and also the third, fourth, and fifth hun- dred. The highest breaks were Thomas, 62, 4.5, and several 30 and 20 Ilowe 47, 40. The time taken to play the match was 1 hour and 37 minutes. The room was crowded, and amongst the company was a gentle- man from Pontypool, who backed Thomas all through. After the first match, there was another made up, 200 up. Thomas went a head and won as he liked, winning by 41 points. Thomas, 200 Howe, 159; I believe there's another match made between the two parties for £ 40— £ 20 a side.—Correspondent. COL. HARRY H. DAVIS, of the staff of Gen. Logan, G. A. R., visited our office last evening. He has re- ceived all the necessarv documents and passport for his position as Consul at Cardiff, Wales, and intends sailing about the first of June. He is now engaged in visiting his friends in this State previous to his departure, and everywhere has been greeted with cordiality and con- g-rfitulations -among none more heartily than the; Welsh, of whom he claims kin and nativity. In this city he has hosts of friends, who sincerely rejoice at the honour conferred on him, while the Washington Chronicle, of yesterday, pays the following tribute to his genius and worth and the esteem in which he is held at the Capital of the nation Colonel Harry H Davis, recently appointed United States Consul to Car- diff, South Wales, left the city yesterday to spend a tew days with his friends in Pennsylvania previous to taking his departure for his new sphere of duty. Mr Davis is a Welshman by nativity, and we believe is the first who has ever been sent by our Government as a Consul to Wales. lie is a young man of very superior talent and sterling integrity, and his hosts of friends wish him bon voyage and success in his new office. Harrisburg Paper, May 13. ATHLETIC SPORTS AT ST l\fARY'. LLANVAIR, NEAR ABERGAVENNY.—The annual athletic sports of the above school were held on Thursday, May 20th. on the boys' cricket ground. The sports commenced at 3 p.m. j and continued throughout the afternoon and evening. The spectators were much interested, and evinced great surprise at the high jumping and swift running of T. W. J. Rees, a lad of 12 years of age. Amongst the visitors were the Revs E. Daniel and S. W. Gardner; Thos. Watkins, Esq.. S. W. Gardner, Esq.. Iltyd W. H. Gardner, Esq. Mrs O-itlev. Mrs Wetherby, Mrs Watkins, the Misses Oatley, Miss Fearn, Miss Gardner, Miss Moselev, Miss Watkins, &c. One hundred yards, —T. W. J. Rees 1 E. F. Gardner 2 T. Prosser 3; T. S. Edwards 4. Long jump.—T. W. J. Rijes 1 (12 feet); T. S. Edwards 2 E. Gardner 3 W. D. Lewis 4. One hundred yards, under 10.—J. W. James 1 T. F. James 2; J. R. Leigh 3 W. Griffiths 4. Pole jump.—T. W. J. Rees 1 (oft. 6in.) LI. D. Llewellyn 2 A. G. Bevan 3. Throwing a cricket baIL-T. W. J. Rees 1; W. D. Lewis 2; J. E. H. N. Leig-h 3; T. S. Edwards 4. High jump.—T. W. J. Rees 1 (3ft. lOin) E. F. Gardner 2; W. D. Lewis 3. Egg race, 100 yards.— T. W. J. Rees 1 T. Prosser 2 W. D. Lewis 3. Con- solation race, 200 yards.—W. n Oatley 1 H. Turner 2. The prizes consisted of a silver cup, silver pencil case, caps, belts, and cricket balls; the presentations being made by the llev E. Daniel, principal of St John's College, Battersea.
BLAEXAEOX. The Blaenafon corps bns attained so good a posi- tion for efficiency, returning only four non-efficients with a muster roll of eig!Uy-t\vo men, that it nir.y well be understood that the resignation of Capt. Steel, who has been in command of them since 1860, must be viewed with regret. So good an officer can, however, scarcely fail to leave behind him one who is well train- ed to fill his place when he retires." — Mjrning Star, Thursday. We regret to announce the of Mr John Lloyd, i acrocl 59, "which took place on I'iida_ 21st 1I. ceased was an old inhabitant of this place, and held for manv years a respectable position under the Blaeaafon Company. Ho was un inoffensive AND well d. ■ man, and universally respected in this pal. l: mains were followed to the gi-ave-o-,i Monday 1 hundreds of peoDle. WAIN-FIELD Clt MEMK rs belonging to the English Independent Chapel, field, held a tea meeting on Monday even.. wi the ladies belonging to tho trays did their duty ri-.i. well by attending to tbe wants of 500 prrsons who 5:Jt down to tea. After the repast there were no spiiech-'S. as there were so many meetings IK Id in the town at the same time. The profits were Applied to the chapel funds. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary ot. Primitive Methodist Sunday School was celebrated on Sunday last. The children, teachers, and friends met in the chapel at nine a.m., and walked in procession down Broad-st. There they were caught by a heavy shower, which did not agree very well with "starched frocks and new bonnets, arid thi- caused a hasty retreat back to the chapel. Air H. Ccllicr during 'the day preached three veiy able sermons, fend the scholara ra- oited their pieces ID a most praiseworthy manner. Great credit is due to the trainer. Mr W. B. Lawrence. The chapel, at the afternoon and evening services, was crammed to excess. On Monday afternoon the scholars again met. They then paraded the principal streets, calling at the lesidences of J. Paten, Esq., and Mr J. Kay, mineral agent, where they met with cordial re- ceptions. In the evening they were regaled with cake and tea. Afterwards, upwards of 200 persons, inclu- ding teachers and friends, took tea. At half-past seven another service was held, and Mr Coliier preached. The choir and children did their part well on the oc- casion The whole affair was quite a success. The proceeds amount to £ 21.—Two other anniversaries took place in the town on Sunday, those of Ebenezer (Bap- tist) and Bethlehem (Welsh Independent), and both, we hear, did very well. LOCAL -GOVERNMENT BOARD. Tho monthly meeting was held on Tuesday. Present. Messrs T. Hemming (chairman), D. Lewis, Jno. Gill, Wm. Burgoyne, Fras. Prosser, Jas. Kay, Chas. Smith, Jno. Harris, Jno. Burgoyne, and M. B. Parker. The minutes of the last meeting were read and con- firmed. The C!erk reported that THE balance now in the bands of the Treasurer amounted to £ 60 5s. ljd. The Surveyor's accounts were examined and allowed, viv Wm. Roberts, labour £ 2 1 10 Jno. Kemp, 3 0 i Thos. Teague" 0 3 0 Richd. Jones, 0 1,5 0 Wm. Roberts, hauling 4 4 6 Ditto, scavenging 5 4 0 The following cheques were signed West of England Buuk £1) 4 2 Wm. Roberts 9 8 6 Surveyor on account of disbursements. &-c. 10 0 Clerk, gratuity 1 C 9 The Inspector of Nuisances read his report. Mr Wm. Gnugh's plan of 3 cottages was passad sub- ject to the bye-laws. Moved by Mr Wm. Burgoyne, SECONDED by MR C. Smith, and carried NEM. CON That the street, leading from Phillips-street, to Ettick-strect, be nanud Aknu- street. Moved by Mr Gill, seconded by MR Lewis, and car- ried nem. con.; That tho Surveyor be instructed to advertise for tenders to construct three SFO"E g': tc:S 18in. wide in Biker-R/reet and Wilhnni-street, and that he submit such tenders to the building committed for their approval. The Surveyor read the following i-oporl, Gentlemen,—I report laying a htonc gutter and fixing a grate by Mr John Phillips's property in King- street, nnd coating a portion of the road. Also a grate aiid in Baker-street; one in Wiiliam-strect and two in Broad-street. There have been laid in Ivor and Cross-streets some stone gutters. I wsh to r- ivc attention of the Bo.ird to the desirability of laying GUI> ters in Baker and William-streets. I am, gentlemen,, your obedient servant, JOSHUA EVANS." c-
HORRIBLE CHILD MURDER AT NEWPORT.
HORRIBLE CHILD MURDER AT NEWPORT. On Tuesday night Mr W. H. Brewer, coroner, resumed his inquiry at the King's Arms. New- port, touching the death of the illegitimate child of Ann Tanner, wlio was found with ITER head nearly severed from her body on fhu 18tli inst ant. Elizabeth Millard, wife of William Millard, living in Castle-street, Pill, said SHE acted AS midwife, an 1 on the 18th instant she was sent for to go to the house of Willi&m Lehay, who keeps the British Flag, in Ca;tk--htre-t; .3 went to the house, and in a bedroom, sitting on a chair, she sa\ a girl named Ann Tanner. She said to her, My girl, what is the matter?" The girl did not answer, but Mrs Lehay said, Oil, dear she has been confined, and has done something with her child." Witness told the girl to show her where the baby was, or she would gpt a policeman. There was a lit tlo clo- set on the top of the stairs, and the girl went along with her to it, and picked up tho bahy by one arm and gave it to her. She said, What have you done to this child ? You have cut its throat." She did not make any answer, AND witness then said. If you don't tell me I will send for a doctor." She then said, I did not cut it with a knife but I did it with my lin- ger nails." She told tIle girl she would ETIIUL for a doctor before she touched the child. The baby was then dead. She looked nt tho cut, and told the girl it must have been done with a knife or razor and she said that she did not touch it with a knife or razor. There was not much blood on the child when she saw it, and it was quite warm, therefore she could not have been confined long when she first SAW the child. She knew of no clcthing having been provided for the child, and she was not engaged by her as midwife. Hannah Morgan, a young girl in service with Ann Tanner at the British Flag. said that, about eleven o'clock on Tuesday last Ann Tanner complained of having a pain in her stomach, and said that if she had hot water to bathe her feet in it would do her good. Site came down stairs and took up a bucket of hot water, which the witness saw in the afternoon, having the appearance of blood having been put in it. Margaret Lehay, the girl's mistress, was ex- amined, and owing to the manner in which she gave her evidence was threatened by the ccro- ner to be locked up for the night, as it was cvi- dent she was not telling all she knew 5 Although she was the uiothor of several cml- dren, she saw nothing in the. girl's appearanco to excite her suspicion n..i1 she saw her a.1 the water tap washing her hands. Mr David Lewis, surgeon, said he had MADO a post-mortem examination of the body C f THE child, and found a gash right across its THREAT, which completely severed the wind-pipe, and caused the death of the child. lie bud NOT tiie slightest hesitation in saying the child WÙN born alive. Supt. Huxtablc said there was a knife FCN.N-' in the chimney, but Dr Lewis said it was not sharp enough to make such A wound RS that OR* the child's throat. The jury, after a long deliberation, returned a verdict of wilful inunbr against Ann Tanner.