LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. A SPILL ON THE ROI.D.-On Tuesday evening a porter in the employ of Mr Bunning was sent out with a borse and cart to deliver some goods. On his way he picked up three other persons, and they were jogging merrily along when, near Staffordshire-row, the driver managed to bring the wheels in contact with the root of a tree and upset the cart. All the party were thrown violently to the ground, but neither they nor the horse ??ero hurt The vehicle was very much injured. MTJCE ADO To GET HIS BI&HTS.—A few County Ceorta tortk, brought ty Mr Jacob Williams agiaaat Lodge No. 256?^ Ancfent Order of Odd Fellows, to recover £ '2 due to hvm as sick pay; and that the case was then, at His Honour's sug- gestion, withdrawn, as plaintiff had sued the secretary instead of the treasurer. The matter was decided on Thursday by arbitration, at the Crown Inn, Varteg, by Lodges 1872 (Abersychan); 2748 (Garndiffaith); 2328 (Varteg); and 2890 (Blaenafon); when an award was given in Mr Williams's favour, for the JE2 claimed, to- gether with costs.
GARNDIFFAITH. A.O.F.—COURT LOYAL BRITOX.—The annual dinner of this society was held at the Hanbury Arms Inn on Saturday last, when about 60 members sat down to a well-provided repast. After dinner. Br. C. Herbert presided, and P.C.R. B. Nicholas filled the vice chair. The usual loyal toasts were given, and a very pleasant and harmonious evening was spent. The usual half- yearly accounts were read by the secretary, Br. Thomas Davies, by which it appeared the court is in a flourish- ing condition, and if it continues to progress as it has latterly done, it will be equal to any society in the district.
BLAENAFON LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday. Present: Messrs T. Hemming (chairman), Wm. Anthony. Jno. Burgoyne. Wm. Burgoyne, Jno. Vincent, Chas. Smith, M. B. Parker, and Dr Steel. The minutes of the last meeting were read and con- firmed. The inspector of nuisances read his report. The collector reported having paid into the hands of the Treasurer, on the 22nd inst., thesumofj683 15s. 3d. on account of rates. The surveyor's accounts were examined and allowed, viz Wm. Roberts, labour 13 9 Geo. Porter, 2 18 9 Jno. Kemp, 2 18 9 Jno. Roberts, hammersticks 0 4 0 Evan Probert, printing 1 0 11 Wm. Roberts, scavenging. 6 4 0 Ditto, hauling. 4 11 0 The following cheques were signed :— Surveyer, for disbursements 12 0 0 Wm. Roberts, scavenging & hauling 9 15 0 An estimate of an intended General District rate of 4d. in the £ was submitted to the Board by the collec- tor, which received their sanction. The following plans were passed subject to the bye- laws :—Mr John Jenkins's of six cottages to be erected in I'hillips's-st Mr John Wheeler's of two dwelling houses and shops to be erected in High-st and Lion-st; Mr John Burgoyne's of two cottages to be erected in Wain-field. Moved by Mr Parker, seconded by Mr W. Burgoyne, and carried nem. con.; "That the clerk write to the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Co., calling their attention to the necessity of repairing thtir bridge crossing the Avon-Llwyd in Bridge-st Moved by Mr John Burgoyne. seconded by Mr Chas. Smith, and carried nem. con.; "That the clerk write to Supt. M'Intosh asking him if there exists a prescribed form which the Board must comply with before they can call upon the County Police to enforce the provi- sions of the Town Police Act (vide section 44, Local Government Act)." The surveyor read the following rcport Ge.ii.tlei)ien,-ITepo)-t the fixing a patent street guilty in Broad street by Mrs Re en's, and making an eject in Broad-d. Algo, repairing a portion of the fur- ther tuoxt. ii rt :f Lianover-road. I beg to call the atten- tion of the Board to the dangerous state of the bridge in Bridge st. I am, gentlemen, your obt. servant, JOSHUA EVANS. CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY. The anniversary of the English Baptist chapel was held on Sunday week. The sermons in the morning and afternoon were preached by the Rev D. Evans, of the Baptist church, Stow Hill, Newport. In the evening at 6 o'clock, Master J. Mere- dith, the I. hf)y,preachr." preached a most eloquent prea sermon, takvpg for his text the words, As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so shall the Son of Man be Gfed up." 'The chapel was well filled, and the sum #f, £ 17 .lSs.^Sd. was eotteeMrdt 0*-Monday afternoon a tea party was held in the open field, when nearly 300 persons partook of the social cup. After tea some inifocent games were indulged in, such as kiss in the ring," &c, unti) about 9 p.m. Ou Thursday even- ing, in the same-field, the Sabbath school children had their .annual treat. A rather novel wedding took plaoe here the beginning of this week, in a place known as the Bumble Hole." The event has given rise to a good deal of gossip, the united ages of the happy pair amounting to 110 years, Firing of cannon, and other rejoicings took place on the occasion. OLUB ANNIVERSARY.—Monday the members of the Loyal Order of Shepherds celebrated their anniversary. They walked in procession to the Horeb Baptist chapel, and from thence to the residence of J. Paton, Esq., the manager of the works, where they were plentifully re- gaied with good ale. The residences of several of the agents were afterwards visited, at each of which they were hospitably treated. The members then proceeded to their lodge house, where they partook of an excellent dinner, provided in a large tent, at the back of the Railway Inn, Having done ample justice to the good things of the season, a meeting was convened in the lodge room. From the report, read by Mr Geo. Taylor, the society appears to be in a very flourishing condition. There was no lack of songs, toasts, and speeches. A cordial vote of thanks was given to the host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Powell, for the capital dinner which they had provided, and for the excellent arrangements which had been made for the comfort of the members. The Blaenafon brass band, which was in attendance, also received a vote of thanks, to which they were most de- servedly entitled. THE ANNUAL CAMP MBBTINQ in connection with the Primitive Methodists, was held on Sunday last, in the Waun field, and was largely attended. The offici- ating ministers were the Rev H. Wheeler, late of St. Ives, Cornwall; Messrs James Whiting, Joseph White, and H. Collier, Blaenafon; Messrs S. Adams and J. Allsopp, Risca.
CARDIFF. Mr Baron Channel is engaged in the investigation of tbe case of alleged abduction of a Jewess by a Baptist minister, at Cardiff. The plaintiff's case finished on Wednesday, and the defence was then opened. Esther Lyons, the young Jewess, was examined, and she de- clared that from her childhood her mother treated her most cruelly, and applied to her very offensive names. She stated that she left home of her own free will, and that she had not had any conversation with the deten- j dants previously to doing so. The witness fainted away during her examination, and had to be removed from the court. The case is not likely to finish before Friday.
r- TiME TABLES AUGUST. We give the following for the accommodation of our « readers, bttt as the time tables of the railway com- panies do not always reach us punctually, we do not bold ourselves responsible for any errors. Newport, Pontypool, and Blaenafon. pr-TEAINB WEEKDAYS. BUSPAYB AtaMing FROM a.m. p.m.p.m. p.m. a.m. P-™ „ .7 36 1247 2 40 6 60 8 15 8 50 iVa<ffnnrt Mtilatreet 9 161 ^6 6 0;8 0 9 30 8 0 SRR?"S5}2IS^.JS22» J Si 1|l ill iinil II; pflT.: :ilSIISifUlIIiSIfllr Pontnewynydd g 44 g 44 1Q14 g 44 Abersychan fi2 g 62 m2 8 62 Swr:lo°i52 45!8 0.9 010309 0 DOIVN-TRAINB: WEEKDAYS. SUNDAYS; STARTING FEOM rsi- 0 5^1 7 3611138 3 28 6 38 7 38 5 8 • • • 7 44 1146 3 36 6 46 7 46 6 16 ■pSSSUd 7 48 11503 406 607 50 5 20 pSSST -7 «fi!l2 Ojs 50|7 08 0 5 30 pSydFun 8 2:12 7,3 57,7 7 8 7|5 37 Pontnewvdd 8 811211 4 17 11 8 11 6 41 Sm 8 1012154 617 15 8 15 5 45 Llantarnam 8 16 1221 4 llj7 21,8 21,5 51 Sffitf!: Volh6 0 Cardiif .8 66;1 261655¡9 5.10361 1 For hlalpas. 2 ForOroes-y-ceilog and Lianfreclifa. 3 For Panteg and New Inn. Omnibuses run to and from Mill-street Station to all parts of the town. -I Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford. tTp. SUNDAYS. Newport 7.15 9. 010.20 1. 62.105.407. 0 9 20(5.30 Pontowyd 7.29 9.1410.341.18 6.54 9.32j5.42i P°SId'.7.409.22 10.42 1.242.2916. 77.19 Nantydery 7.52 10.59 |6.19 J: Hereford 9.12 12.18 3.30i7.35 8.30lll 15 7.30| DOWN. SUNDAYS, Hereford 7.40: 9.4512.10 3.35 7.25. 9.40 7.50, Abrga'ny 8.45 10.37 12.48 4.40 8 18 10.45 8.5^ Pnperinn 8.5110.43 4*48 8.24 10.53 9. 1| Nantydry9. 010.50 4 56 8.33 11.09.10 ^E^I-VlOll. 3 1.10:2.305. 96. J8 43 ll.lsjj.M, Pontnwvd9 2111.11 l6.25j6.14 Il.26j9.36j Newport 9.3511.25 1.38i2.50i5.40;6.30|9. 6 ll.40j9.50 Newport, Ebbw Vale, and Nantyglo. From Dock-street, Newport, tor Nantyglo and inter- mediate Stations, (Bassaleg Junction, Tydee, .Risca, Cross Keys, Chapel Bridge, Abercarn, Newbridge, Crumlin, Llanhilleth, Aberbeeg Junction, Abertillery, and Blaina,) at 7, 1116, 3, 5 45, 7 30 Sundays: 9, 16 & 6 15. FromNantyglo, 8 26, 11 15, 2 20, 4 45, 7 26. Sundays at 10 66 and 7 10. From Aberbeeg Junction for Ebbw Vtde^and interme- diate Stations, (Cwm and Victona,) at 753, 12 13, 48, 643. Sutyfcnaat 10.13 and 6 13. From Ebbw, Yale at 8 26, 1116, 2 20, 4 45, 725. Sundays at 110 65, and 7 10. Pontypool, Ebbw Vale, and Nantyglo. UP TRAINS I BVIFDAYS. Pmtrnool Town 9 87 1 32 5 29 8 S Ommlin dep 741 12 03 51 6 310 0 e 0 Pmtrnool Town 9 87 1 32 5 29 8 S 8SXa £ T?. 41 >2 »»««3010 0 e 0 AlwrWff iunct 7 53 12 18 4 8 6 43 10 18 b 13 Ebbw Vale 8 15 12 35 4 80 7 5 10 35 6 35 AbJtrSw* 7 W I2 10 4 14 6 49 10 19 6 19 Stiff.* 8 8 12 27 4 22 6 57 L0 27 6 27 «u 12 35 4 so 7 5 w 35 e 35 DOWN TRAINS 1 Sundays tfantvirlo 8 25 11 15 2 20 4 45 7 25110 55 7 10 Blaina 8 32 11 23 2 28 5 0 7 33 11 3 7 18 Abertillery" 8 41 11 31 2 36 5 10 7 41 11 11 7 26 Ebbw Yale 8 25 11 15 2 20 4 45 7 25 10 56 10 Aberbeeg junct 8 47 11 37 2 42 5 20 7 4/ 11 7 32 Cruralin dep 10 15 2 0 5 39 9 4 Cruralin dep 10 15 2 0 5 39 9 4 Pontypool Town .10 30 2 20 5 55 9 22 Pontypool, Risca, &c., and Newport. UP TRAINS SUNDAYS. PontvpoolTown « 9 37 1 32 6 29 8 » « « Cmmlin dep 9 £ 0 11 54 2 55 5 45 8 0 1 30 7 45; Abercarne 9 10 12 4 3 5 5 j5 8 10 11 5 Ttiaca 9 23 ,12 20 3 18 6 10 8 23 11 53 8 8 9 45^2 45 3 40«40 8 451215 s 30 DOWN TRAINS SUNDAYS. Kewnort 7 0 11 15 3 0 5 45 7 30 9 15 5 15 Risci 7 18 11 36 3 25 6 <> 7 57 9 36 5 36 £ £ rcarae" 7 32 u so 3 41 c 814 9 50 5 50; Crumlin dep. 10 15 2 0 5 39 10 49 9 4 Pontypool Town 10 30 2 20 5 55 U 8 9 22 Fontypool and Merthyr. UP-TRAINS. i eoMDAYs.! Pontypool »°ad 9 30 1 25 ,5 22 7 55 6 Sj Pontypool Town • 37 1 32 j g Tredegar junction'(Blackwood) 10 3 ll 56 |5 54 8 29 6 39 CevJunction(Hengoed).10 9 2 2 6 1 8 35 6 45; Iiancnich (Nelson)' 10 17 2 10 ,6 8 8 44 6 oi Quaker's\ard Junction 10 30 2 28 :b 22 8 53 < 3| Troedyrhiew JO 4012 38 16 33 — Merthyr 10 4812 46 '6 40 — — DOWN TKAINS. BUWPAYB Merthyr ™ -"9 20 1 104 45 8m&n«K=: 2 8 »» agSS ffiSii. j • g Tredegar Junction 10 51 55,5 31 1039854: rSwwi ft™ »j» 11 ••" Coleford, Monmouth, USk1 and Pontypool. W £ XK DA.Y8. BUNDATE. a. m. a. m. a. m. p. m.| [a. m jp.m. Pontypool Road „ 8 20 11 5 2 40 6 15j 11 20| rjgk I" 8 55 11 20 2 55 6 35 jll 35: Llandiienny 5 11 28 3 3 6 45, '11 43 Rarlan Road 3 g9 10 11 32 3 71 6 501 111 47 Raglan Footpath., Q 9 15 11 36 3 ll| 6 55 111 51 Dingeetow 9 25 11 45, 3 20, 7 6| |12 0 Monmouth 9 35 ill 65, 3 30. 7 15. '12 10 a.m. a. m. ip. m. p. m.'a.m. p. m. Monmouth 8 15 12 15 4 0 *6 0 A 5 0 Dingeetow 8 23 12 23: | 4 10 6 lOj o « 5 8 Baglan Footpath 8 31 12 31 4 19 6 19, s 8 Boglan Road 8 35 12 35| 4 23 <? §. 5 20 UMidenny 8 39 12 39 4 28 6 25 | 5 24 XJBk 8 50;i2 50 4 38, 6 45 8 34 Pontypool Road i^4^55[^7^^j^50 Pontypool to Cardiff (Taff Vale). DOWN. SUNDAYS. Pontypool town 9 37. 1 67| 5 29i 8 2. Quaker's Yard 8 19 11 19 3 54 7 9 9 29 4 24 Cardiff 9 12 12 121 4 47| 8 5«10 22| 5 17 cp< SUNDAYS. Cardiff 8 20,11 30( 2 651 6 46: 9 0 4 0 Quaker's Yard 9 1512 26 3 50 7 44 9 56 4 56 Pontypool 110 33[ 2 10' 5 40| Bristol & South Wales Union Railway. PromBrist.6 15, 100, 12 15, 3 0, 5 0,6 50, Sunday. 8 10, 3 0, arriving atPortskewet Station before 8 2, 11 35,12 27, 1 "A 4 55, 6 20,8'20 (and Sundays 9 35,4 49, ) trains to Newport, From Newport to Portskewet, and up stations to London. 8 0, 10 0, 1 30, 3 5, 4 30, 6 16; Sundays, 8 40, 4 23. From Portakewet*.Juuetion, 8 80,10 25, 2 20, 3 30, 5 6, 7 0, Sundays 9 30, S, STEAM PACKET TABLES. THE NEWPORT OR AVON. From Bathurst Basin, Bristol. (Calling at the Hotwell- Stafre balf-an-hour later.) AUGUST. 3 Tuesday 1 30 afternoon 5 Thursday 3 45 afternoon 7 Saturday 5 30 afternoon From Beaufort Wharl, Newport. 2 Monday .10 30 morning 4 Wednesday I 30 afternoon
6 Friday 2 30 afternoon A.O.F. Lily of the Valley Court, No. 4827. THE ANNIVERSARY of the above Court will be held on MONDAY, the 9th day of August, at the SWAN HOTEL, Crane-street, Pontypool, when Host PROSSEK will be glad to see as many Members and Friends as can make it convenient to attend. The celebrated Harper, Mr Llewellin Williams, will be in attendance. Dinner on the Table at Three o'clock. ROBERT COUNSELL, OF Albion-road, Pontypool, in tbe county of Mon- mouth, Contractor and Miner, adjudged Bankrupt on the 28th day of April, 1869. An Order of Discharge waa granted by the Court of Bankruptcy for the Bristol District at Bristol, on the 23rd day of June, 1869. Just Published, And may be had at the FREE PRESS Office, Price 6d., (Post-free on reteipt of Eight StampsJ 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. America! America! PROTECTION, SPEED, AND ECONOMY TO EMIGRANTS. Passengers booked through to all parts of the United States and Canada, at Lowest Rates. Railing Ships.. (Including Provisions) £ 3 10 O 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. and 6d. per Acre for five years, when they become entitled to the freehold. Land orders, JMO 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- tinuous residence in the Colony, can select a home- stead of 80 to 160 acres under the Land Act. JAMES WHEELER. AppointedAgent for Aberdare,M rG. H.EVANS, Auctioneer „ „ CardifI-J OSEPH ELLIOT & SONS, Bute Docks „ „ Brecon—Mr JOHN EVANS „ „ Abersychan—MR EDWIN WOOD. )f „ Merthvr—MR JOHN COPELAND. m (J Tredegar—MR 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. PEGLER, PONTYPOOL AND BLAENAFON 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. Kaye's Worsdell's Pillfi. KAYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS have become so celebrated, because they go at once to the root of disease, purify the vital fluici, 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. lid., 2s. 9J., and 4s. 6d. Wholesale Depot, 22, Bread-street, London. Tea! Tea For the Million Try JONES's Tea. Good Congou Is 4d Fine do 2s Od Finest Rough do. 2s 6d 11 N.B. -Aia-oceries supplied at Lowest Price Note the Address: Thos. Jones,Grocer, BRIDGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. E CTI 0 NFROM UBJYF UEHT ONLY ON THE BOXJYGY ^%JYSAFETY I THE PUBLIC ARE CAUTIONED AGAINST J i IMITATIONS English Baptist Chapel, ABERSYCHAN. A LECTURE WILL be delivered in the above chapel on FRIDAY? August 13th, 1869, by the Rev W. WALTERS, Newcastte-oa-Tyne ,;ubject: Pictuies of English Life in the Sixteenth Century, painted by Bishop Latimer." Doors open at 7, to Commence at half-past 7. Body of the Cbapel and Gallery, Front Seats, One Shilling; Back Seats, Sixpence. COUNTY OF MONMOUTH. I JOHN LAWRENCE, Esq., High Sheriff for the County of Monmouth, by virtue of divers Writs of our Sovereign Lady tbe Queen to me directed, DO HEREBY GIVE JfOTICE, that the Commission of Oyer and Terminer and GENERAL GAOL DELI- VERY to beholden in and for the county of Moamowth, will be opened at the SHIRE HALL, in the town of Monmouth, on WEDNESDAY, the 4th day of August next; and that on THURSDAY, the 5th day of August next, the Public Business will be commenced at the Shire Hall, in the town of Monmouth aforesaid, of which all Justices of the Peace, Coroners, Mayors, Jurors, Prosecutors and Witnesses, and others interested therein, are desired to take notice and give their attend- ance accordingly. AND I DO HEREBY FURTHER GIVE NOTICE, that the GRAND JURORS will be called over in the Crown Court on Thursday, the 6th day of August next, at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon precisely, and that the COMMON JURORS will be called over in the Nisi Prius and Common Courts re- spectively at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon of the same day, to serve upon such Juries as the said Courts shall direct. By the same Sheriff. EDMUND B. EDWARDS, Under-Sheriff. Under-Sheriff's Office, Town Hall, Pontypool, 21st July, 1869. NEWPORT, MON. To Ironmasters, Tin Plate Manu- facturers, Iron Merchants & Others MESSRS DENNING, SMITH, & CO. are instructed TO SELL BY AUCTION, On FRIDAY, July 30th, 1869, at the WESTGATE HOTEL, Newport, Mon., ABOUT 200 TONS OF Llynvi, Barrow Haematite, and Harrington Pig Iron, All of First-class Quality. The whole will be offered in one or more lots, as may be decided on at time of sale, and will be sold without reserve to close an account. Sale to commence at Three o'clock precisely. For all further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEERS, Shannon-court, Bristol, or FuMwu. & PXIMIAIMV So- licitors, Bristol. Dated July 22, 1869. CRUMLIN. COLLIERY PLANT & EFFECTS. MR PHILPOT will, by direction of the proprietor, SELL BY AUCTION, At CRUMLIN, on THURSDAY, the 5th of August, 1869, at 3o' clock in the Afternoon, the undermentioned COLLIERY PLANT, Removed for Convenience of Sale, Comprising about 35 tons cast iron Tramplates, a quantity of Sleepers, 26 Coal Trams, 9 Rmall carting ditto, 1 Incline Sheive, 340 Stone Blocks, 4 left, 2 right, and 1 straight Partings, Incline Chain, contain ing 120 yards, nearly new Blacksmith's Bellows, Anvil, Vice, Tools, &c., &c. Pontypool, 22nd July, 1869. VELOCIPEDES. HFOX, Hairdresser, Perfumer, and Wholesale « Tobacconist, Commercial-street, pontypool. Agent for R. W. BINGHAM'S CELEBRATED BICYCLES and TRICYCLES, which have all the latest Improve- ments. Instruction Books, 6d each Post-free, 7 stamps. 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 every 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 THOS. AGG, PONTYPOOL, The QUANTITY of 2s. and 2s. 6d. Teas T. A. is selling, is a GUARANTEE OF ITS QUALITY. HORNIMAN's TEA is selected only from the spring gathering, and imported free from I facing' powder; tea distinctively strong and delicious in flavour is thus obtained. Genuine packets are signed f^Mcnumom Wcr. LONDON". "Prices, 2s. Sd.—3s.—3s.4d. & 3s. 8d. per lb- AGENTS IN THIS DISTRICT. ABFRTISTWITH..Jo,tes,Chemist MONMOUTH Allen PONTYPOOL WI)od,Chemi.t. | MERTIIYR .Stephens usx Edwardi I NEWPORT, Edmunds, chemist. ABEIlO.l'NY. WatkiJls,Gosden I Phillips, 92, Commercial st CRICKHOWKI.L Christopher RISCA Taylor, Cbemist IIâ. IXFORTANT. JO IF vou want to BORROW MONEY at a cheap rate, go to Mr W. WiLLIAMS, 16. Dock-street., New- port, Mon and Insure your Life, and, with approved personal security, you can have any sum up to £ 2,000, repayable by fixed instalments. Office hours, 10 to 5. MAKES the water so soft and cleanMn?, that the Wash is finished in haii the- HUDSON'S EXTKACT Of LATHERS freely. — Cleans Paint, Scours Floors, Tables, &c. Beware of Imitations. Sold in Id. and jd. packets, and lib. and ilb. ditto Bailey Glaes Inn, Mamhilad, MKS. SUMM&tFIlID'S. THE ANNUAL PIC NVU will be held on THURS- i DAY, AUGUST 12TH, LSCS. Tea on Table from 3 to 6 o'clock. Music in attendance. TICKETS, IS fr MACNIVEN & CAMERON'S RENOWNED PENS ON A NEW PRINCIPLE. WaverleyPen! Pickwick Pen! Owl Pen! THESE Pens are rapidly superseding all others, being adapted for every style and variety of writing. Is per Box l*2d per Post. Sold at the office of the PONTYPOOL FIIBE PRESS. 4 The OWL' for fine writing, and The WAVERLEY' for the rough and ready band, are the Pens that must, par excellence, supersede all othem"-F-r- Gazette. Found, A PURSE, containing a small sum of Money, near the Pontypool Station. Ibe loser may obtain the j same by specifying the amoant and the time of losing, and by paying for this advertisement. 91 Apply to Mr Williams, 9, Albion-road, or Mrs Pro- theroe, Coedcae terrace, High-street. Corn Market House, Pontypool. For Sale, A FIVE FOOT SIX INCH BOX MANGLE, complete. Apply to Ma PHILPOT, Auctioneer. Millinery & Straw Bonnet Making. AN old-established and productite Business in Market street, Pontypool, XC BE SOLD. In-coming moderate. Stock, Fixtures, &c., stay be taken at a ralufttion. Address, P. lewis, Po«typool. —; — To be Let, A HOUSE is BRYNGWTN PLACE.—Apply to Mr G. J JEE, Glanwern Offices. To Grocers and Others. To be Let, With, Immediate Possession, THE HOUSE, SHOP, and FIXTURES, eligibly situated in George-street Pontypool, lately occupied by Mr T. Williams. Apply to J. Prcbyn, Pontypool. NOTICE. I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that I will not be re- sponsible for any Debts contracted by my wife, SARAH JENKINS, after this date, she having left me without any reason WILLIAM JENKINS, Wheelwright, Blaenafon. Dated this 24th July, 1869. Thomas's Emulsion of Syrups, OR PECTORAL COUGH DROPS, For Coughs, Colds, Influenia, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Asthma, Hooping though, Difficulty of Breathing, Incipient Consumption, ani other affections of the chest and lungs. No family should be wittout this popular health- restoring remedy, which has been in great demand for many years with unprecedented success. Sold in Bottles, at 7 ;d, Is. lid, and 2s 9d each BAYLHY'S TONIC, APERIENT, AND PURIFYING FAMILY PILLS, For Indigestion, Loss of AppGiddiness, Wind in the Stomach, Sick Headaeh't Habitual or Temporary Costiveness, Nervousness Pans in the chest and side, lc, These pure vegetable pills (trengthen the system and increase appetite, and are a nild and effective aperient; they purify the blood from al gross humours, and give speedy relief in all disorders the liver and stomach. SOLD IN BOXES, AT 711)., 18. JID., & 2s. 9D. EACH. Prepared only by T. RODEBICK., Chemist, Pontypool. WHOLESALE AGENTS. London "VV. SUTTON & Co. Bristol PBABCB & Co. And Retail by most Chemists and Medicine Vendors. LOCAL AGENTS. Blaenafon: Evans,chemist Aber¡!I\'ny: Watkins „ Tred> ^ar: Waites Newport: Edmunds EleazarDavis „ „Morgan (Pillg wenlly) „ Cardiff: James „ „ Williams „ "Cross •» Abe,tillery Pontypridd Bassett, chemist Aberdare T.W.Evans „ Monmouth Cossens 99 „ Spencer Merthyr Thos.Stephens „ R. Thomas Dowlais Hancock Chepstow Williams" Usk Clark, bookseller Williams, bookseller
THE CAMP MEETING ACCIDENT. To the Editor of the Free Pi-ess. Dear sir,l regret to have to refer a second time to this unfortunate case, but in consequence of a letter which appeared in the Free Press last week 1 feel injustice to myself bound to do so. It appears I have incurred the surprise and indigna- tion of One who knoios" by the manner in which I reported the late camp meeting accident at Blaenafon. He complains of its being incorrect. 1 do not know who placed the waggon upon the ground, but, whoever he may be, 1 should be very sorry if any misrepresentation of mine should bring him undeservedly into blame. I have no doubt but that the carriage was, in his opinion, securely fastened but the fact of its being after- wards removed by a lot of small children seems to indicate the contrary. One who lenows" states that the wheels were fastened with strong chains, and that the ground does not slope towards the river, as stated in the report. Now in the first place I beg to say that the strength of the chains had nothing whatever to do with the security of the waggon, but the manner in which the chains were fastened. They should certainly have been locked and this not being done, I still maintain that the carriage was not properly secured. Se- condly, in regard to the ground not sloping to the river. 1 hereby challenge Ohe who knows" to prove that. The distance from the place where the waggon stood to the bank of the, river is about 25 yards, and has a descent of at least, six inches to the yard. As he stated in his letter, the ground does slope to the. smith. which is (looen High-street. It also has a slope to the south-east, which is to- wards the river, as aforesaid I still believe the original report to be correct but if One who knows" has acquired any more knowledge upon the subject I shall be happy to hear from him again. Yours truly, CORRESPONDENT.
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ABERSYCHAN. ABERSYCHAN IRON WOKXS SCHOOLS.—On Tuesday, July 20th, the Committee of Management of the above schools presented Mr Meredith Hamer, late senior pupil teacher, on his leaving their schools, with a handsome compensation-balance watch, to mark their entire ap- probation of his conduct during his pupil teachership. The Rev F. Bluett particularly noticed his regularity in the Sunday school, where he was ever ready to give his assistance, as well as at the organ in the church, when required. Mr M. Ilamer was a great favourite with the boys, and takes with him the best wishes of all who have known him for yeajs, and v. ho heartily wish him every success. He has been trained by his brother, the present excellent master of the schools, and the com- mittee sincerely hope that his bright example may in- fluence others in the performance of their duties. It will be seen by an advertisement in another column, that the friends of the Baptist chapel at Abersychan are about to have an intellectual treat, in a lecture by the Rev W. Walters, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. This gentleman is highly spoken of as an able and eloquent speaker. He is one uf the leading ministers of thp Baptist Denomination. This, we understand, is his first visit to this neighbourhood.
YARTEG. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday last the anniversary services of the Wesleyan Sunday school were held. The Rev J. Haskings, of Risca, delivered thtee excellent sermons in aid of the school funds, and the chapel was well filled during the day. The children sang some very pleasing hymns at each service. On Monday a tea party was given to the children at Bailey Glas, the residence of Mrs Vipond.
SCARCITY OF WATER AT BLAENAFON. To the Editor of the Pontypool Free Prtu. Sir,-There is nothing that affects the comfort and well-being of the working classes, especially at this season of the year, so much as a plentiful supply of good water. On it depends the princi- pal cause of aU our domestic happiness and com- fort, and without it, it is worse than folly to ex- peci a comfortable home because, if a tcoman be so i. not attend to lIlJr houn- hote JMttiha&tfl Imtr 'ker tUM- x* occupied vt hunting up a scanty supply, to meet her most pressing requirement for cooking, dc., &c.; and (hi# ota great sacrifice of time and labour, when her time would be much more usefully em- ployed with her family duties. Any person that requires ocular proof of this, let them visit the place here in Blaenafon, well known by the name of "Brute's Well," any time from 6 a.m. until 11.30 p.m. He will there see women of all ages, and children of all sizes, from 20 to 30 in number, very often waiting for their turn to have their vessel filled from a small dribbling stream. And very often you can see a number of the poor girls and boys who have been working all day in the coke yard, under a hot, burning sun, instead of being in a comfortable home after their day's la- bour and toil, they are lying on the grass in groups of two or three together, sleeping, as late as 11 or 12 o'clock at night. This is only a few of the evils caused by an insufficient supply of water. We know that we cannot alter the seasons, which have been remarkably dry for the last two sum- mers, but we can use what Providence has pro- vided for us with economy, and not let it run to tcaste. Of the supply from this spring, there is at least one quarter of it running waste, that is, all the supply from midnight until the morning, when parties commence carrying it off again. If some means could be adopted to prevent this night supphj from running waste, it would be a great boon to the neighbourhood. I would suggest that a cistern be built of brick, strongly cased with iron, with a covering, to protect the water from filth, and sufficiently large to hold 400 gallons. This would contain all the night supply, and there would be sufficient of clean water to supply 100 families to comnience the day, and very likely the supply, at the present slow rate of running, would be sufficient to supply the demand, and prevent all this loss of time in waiting for hours for a few gallons. What can be done with one spring of water can be done with any other spring in any part of the town. There have been many affairs brought before the Local Board, but none that would affect the well-being of the working classes more than a water supply; but should it be found difficult for the Local Board to take the affair in hand, I have not the least doubt but sufficient money could be collected to complete the affair by canvassing the town, because I beheve all parties toould contribute towards anything that would, be such a public benefit. It is very likely that before these few remarks will be read by the public, we may have an alteration in the weather, and, con- sequently, a good supply of water, and my pro- position may be considered as useless; but we must bear this in mind, that we have other dry summers before us, and the population is increas- ing very fast; consequently, a larger supply of water will be wanted every succeeding year but with foresight and economy ice may meet the demand. Yours obediently, A WORKMAN.
BREAKFAST.—A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT.— The Civil Service Gazette has the following in- teresting remarks There are very few sim- ple articles of food which can boast so many valuable and important dietary properties as cocoa. While acting on the nerves as a gentle stimulant, it provides the body with some of the purest elements of nutrition, and at the same time corrects and invigorates the action of the digestive organs. These beneficial effects depend in a great measure upon the manner of its preparation, but of late years such close at- tention has been given to the growth and treat- ment of cocoa, that there is no difficulty in se- curing it with every useful quality fully deve- loped. The singular success which Mr Epps attained by his homceopatbic preparation of cocoa has never been surpassed by any experi- mentalist. Far and wide the .reputation of Epps's Cocoa has spread by tho simple f°irce of its own extraordinary merits. Medical men of all shades of opinion have agreed in recom- mending it as the safest and most betiehcial article of diet for persons of weak constitutions. This superiority of a particular mode of prepa- ration over all others is a remarkable proof of the great results to be obtained from little causes. By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a deli- cately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping our- selves well fortified with pure blood and a pro- peply nourished frame."
c. PROJECTED GREAT STRIKE CC). MINERS. "L MANtjIT ESTLR, TdESMr' At the sitting of the Coal Miiuns'C 'n£er'L1c't. to-day, it was agreed tiiet the IllJLerS -if Ltn.-a- shire. North and South Wales, flnJ Stt-ifordaiur should agitate for an advance wager, trj i r iittie for demanding 'the increase to be ix :-i a'month hence. It was also agreed^ a.¡i(Ot the whole country thoroughly for the purpose of collecting subscriptions in aid of the object.
A POPULAR DELUSION. Mr Kinglake, in his history of the Crimean war, insists that the Emperor Nicholas would never have gone into that war if he had not believed that the three Quakers who went to him at St Petersburg, and Mr Bright and Mr Cobden who were talking peace at home, re- presented the feeling of the British people, and that Great Britain would not interfere. This charge has been, and is, often repeated. But we venture to affirm that a charge more utterlv void of foundation has never been circulated against any body of men. Mr Kinglake him- self does not pretend to produce the smallest particle of proof of any sort in its support. So far as the mission of the "three Quakers" is con- cerned, the leaBt attention to dates is of itself a sufficient refutation. Which war did the visit of the deputation to St Petersburg help to bring about? Was it that between Russia and Tur- key ? Why, the war between Russia and Tur- key had broken out many weeks before the mission was undertaken. The deputation from the Friends saw the Emperor on the 10th of February, 1854. But Mr Kinglake says in his history of the war, that on the 23,.d of October, 1853, the Sultan was placed in a state of war with the Emperor of Russia." Even the naval action at Sinope, which destroyed tho Turkish fleet, had been fought on the 30th of November, 1853. And Mr Kinglake, reverting to the charge against Russia, of having on that occasion at- tacked the Turks prematurely, says—though his feeling against Russia is strong enough—that the charge was unjust, because the Turks bad themselves begun the war some time before. The Government of St Petersburg," are his words, had received intelligence, not only that active warfare was going on in the valley of the Lower Danube, but that the Turks had seized the Russian fort of St Nicholas on the eastern coast of the Euxine, and were attacking Russia on her Armenian frontier." How then could the interview of the Friends with tho Emperor of Russia, which took place on the 10th of February, 1854, have produced, or in any way helped in producing, a which was al- ready ragiug at differed points iu October o1 November, 1853 ? But perhaps it will be said, thatff t-us visit of the Friends did not produce war between Russia and Turkey, it induced n emboldened the Emperor to go to war with England. But this fonn of the charge is again ludicroarty at, variaaae with the f. The Empeto: of Rus- eea didf not go to war with England. He did everything in his power to avoid doing so. It was England who went to war with the Emperor of Russia. The British declaration of war was issued un the 28th of March, and the Russian declaration of war not until the 11th of April There never was a grosser injustice than the at- tempt to father the responsibility of the Crinieatt war upon the friends of Peace in this country. There is no sort of mystery about the origin of that war, so far, at least, as England's share in it is concerned. England went into that war simply and solely because tho English people, inflamed by the violence of the press, clamoured so passionately for it that no Government would have been strong enough to resist the clamour. The Peace party strenuously, by every means in their power, amid unbounded obloquy nnd reproach, opposed that war to the very last.
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DEATHS. July 21, at Mamhilad, aged 39 years, Mr William Davies, tailor. July 22, at High-street, Pontypool, agod 19 years, Louisa, daughter of the late Mr John fotbury, car- penter. Julv 23, at Garndiffaith, aged 20 years, William, tioa of Mr'Morgau Edwards, haulier. July 25, at Malthouse lane, Pontypool, aged 69 years, Mr Anthony Gardiner, nailer. July 27, at Abersychan, aged 1 week, Richard, son of Mr Richard Elmes, labourer at the furnaces.
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