TIME TABLES AUGUST. We give the following for the accommodation of our readers, but as the time tables of the railway com- panies do not always reach us punctually, we do not hold ourselves responsible for any errors. Newport, Pontypool, and Blaenafon. VP-TRAINS WEEK DAYS. SUNDAYS 8TNRTING FROM ft. ra. p. m. p. m. p. m. a. in. p. m Cardiff 7 35|1247'2 40;5 50 8 15 3 5b Newport, Miilstreet ..9 15,1 45 5 0,8 0 9 30 3 0 ManUrtiasa 1 9 211 5l|5 6 8 6 9 36 8 6 Cwmbran 10 9 40 8 10 Pontnew,dù 2.9 29\1 5915148 14 944 814, Pontrhydyrun 3 9 33'2 3i5 18 8 18 9 48 8 18 PoXol • • .9 50 2 20 5 35 8 35 10 5 8 35 Pontnewynydd 9 54 2 24 5 39 8 39 10 9^8 39 AbSSn 9 59 2 29|5 44 8 44 1014 8 44 C™ Avon 10 7 2 37 5 52 8 52 1022 8 52 1015 2 45|6 0 9 0 1030 9 0 DOWN-TRAINS WEEK DAYS. SUNDAYS BXAIVIING FROM a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p. m Blaenafoa 7 30 1130 3 20 6 30 7 30,5 0 Cwm Avon .7 36 1138 3 28 6 38 7 38.5 8 AbSstcbSz* 7 44 1146 3 36 6 46 7 46 5 16 Pontnewynydd 7 48 1150 3 40j6 50 t 50 5 20 Pontypool, 7 55,12 0(3 50,7 0 8 0,5 30 Pontrhydyrun 8 2 12 7,3 57,7 7 8 7 5 37 Pontnewydd 8 8 1211 ] 4 1. 7 11 8 115 41 Cwmbran 8 10 1215:4 5 7 15 8 15 5 45| Illantarnam ,.8 16.1221 4 11;7 ?1,8 21 5 51j Newport, Miilst.ar.8 25 123o!4 20 7 80,8 0 Cardiff 8 55,1 25,5 559 5,10361 1 For hlLalpas. 2 ForCroes-y-ceilog and Llanfrechfa. 3 For Pantcg and New Inn. Omnibuses run to and from Mill-street Station to all parts of the town. Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford. UP. SUNDAYS. Newport 7.15 9. 0 10.2011. 5 2.10 5.40i7. 0 9.20,5.30' Pontnwyd 7-29 9.14 10.3411.18 6.54 9.32i5.42| POXTYP'L 1 ROAD.7.40 9.22^10.42 1,24 2.29 6. 7 7.19 9.46J5.57J Nantydery 7.52 10.59! |6.19 9.57|6. 8, Penpergm 7.59 11. 6j 6.26(7.3810. 5|6.1O Abergafny 8.10 11.18! 2.55 6.35 7.4410.15:6.26 Hereford 9.12 12.18J 3,30!7.35 8.30 11 15)7.30, DO-WN. 6UNDAYS. Hereford 7.40i £ 45,12.10, (3.85 7.25i 9.40 7.50, Abrga'ny 8.4510S»'ji2.48! 4.40j 8 18 10.45 8.53, Pnpergm 8.5ifl0.43' 4'48: 8.24 10.53,9. 1 Nantydry9. 010.50[ 4 56' 8.33 11. 0j9.10; PONTYP'L I ( ROAD.9.10 11. 31 1.10 2.30 5. 9,6. 5:8 43 11.18 9.28, Pontnwyd9.21 ll.ll! 5.256.14) 11.269.36, Newport 9.3511.25; 1.38'2.50;5.40;6.30;9. 5 11.40,9.50 Newport, Ebbw Vale, and Nantyglo. Frcm DocVstreet, Newport, for Nantygb and inter- mediate Stations, (Bassaleg Junction, Tydee, xlisca, Cross Keys, Chapel Bridge, Abercarn, Newbridge, Crumlin, Llanliilleth, Aberbeeg Junction, Abertulery, and Blcina,) at 7, 11 15, 3, 5 45,- 7 30 Sundays: 9, 15 & 5 15. FromNantyglo, 8 25, 11 15, 2 20, 4 45, 725 Sundays at 10 55 and 7 10. From Aberbeeg Junction for Ebbw Vale and interme- diate Stations, (Cwm and Victoria,) at 7 53, 12 13, 4 8, 6 43. Sundays at 10.13 and 6 13. From Ebbw Vale at 8 25, 11 15, 2 20, 4 45, 7 25. Sundays at 10 55, and 7 10. Pontypool, Ebbw Vale, and Nantyglo. •UP TRAINS I SUNDAYS. Pofitvoool Town 9 37 1 32 5 29 8 3 ^mli^d/p 7 41 12 0 3 51 6 30 10 0 6 0 SJ?«< a 1213 4 & 0 431013 613 EbbVvaie 8 is 12 35 4 30 7 a 10 35 c Abertlllery 7 59 12 19 4 14 6 4fl 10 19 6 19 Mains 8 8 12 27 4 22 6 57 10 2T C 27 ynTity^ift 8 XS 12 35 4 30 7 5 10 35 6 35 DOWN TRAINS I SUNDAYS Nantyglo 8 25 11 15 2 20 4 45 7 25 10 55 7 10 BlaSf 8 32 11 28 2 28 5 0 7 33 11 8 7 18 Abertillerv 8 41 U 31 2 36 5 10 7 41 11 11 7 26 Ebbw Vale 8 25 11 15 2 20 4 45 7 25 10 55 7 10 Aberbeeg junct. 8 47 11 37 2 42 5 20 7 47 11 17 7 32 Crumlin dep lo 15 2 0 5 39 9 4 Pontypool Town .10 30 220555922 Pontypool, Risca, &c., and Newport. UP TRAINS SUNDAYS. Pontypool Town 9 37 1 32 5 29 1 8 31 6 13 Crumlin dep sfeo 11 54 2 55 5 45 8 0 11 30 7 45 Aberc&rne 9 10 12 4 3 5 5 55 8 10 11 401 7 55 R^a I! e 23 12 20 a is 6 10 8 23 11 53 8 8 Newport 9 45 12 45 3 40 6 40 8 45 12 15| 8 30 DOWN TRAINS ) SUNDAYS, j Newport 7 0 11 15 3 0 5 45 7 30 9 15 5 15 Risca 7 19 11 3fi 3 25 0 6 7 57 9 3G 5 36| Abercarne 7 32 11 50 3 41 6 20 8 14 9 50 5 50, Crumlin dep 10 15 2 0 5 39 10 49 9 4 rontypool Town 10 30 2 20 5 55 II 8 9 22 Pontypool and Merthyr. UP-TRAIN3. ( SUNDAYS. Pbfitypool Road "9 30 1 25 |5 22 7 55 6 5; Pontypool Town 9 37 1 32 ;5 29 8 3 6 1 CrunJin 9 55 1 48 5 4b 8 21 0 31 Tredegar junction (Blackwood)lO 3,1 56 5 54 8 29 fi 39 Rhymnev Junction(Hengoed).10 9 2 2 ,6 J o'> 6 la Lloncaicii (Nelson) 10 17 2 10 6 8 8 44 6 54 Quaker's "iard Junction 10 30,2 28 16 22 8 53 7 3( Troedvrhiew 10 40-2 38 |6 33 — — 10 48,2 -6 •S. i DOWN TRAINS" |8UMI)AYS flertWr 9 20 1 10 4 45 — — Troedvrbiew 9 29 1 19 4 54 — Quaker's Yard junction 9 44 1 34 5 10 10 14 8 2^ Uancaich (Nelson) 9 51 1 41 5 17 10 22 8 37 JUrymney Junction 9 59 1 50 5 26 10 32 8 47 Kgar7Junction 10 5 1 55 5 31 10 398 54 Crumlin 10 15 2 0 5 39 10 49 9 4 Pontypool Town 10 30 2 2 0 5 55 11 8 9 2 2 Crumlin 10 15 2 05 39 10 49 9 4 Pontypool Town .10 30 2 20 5 55 11 89 2 2 Pontypool Road 10 35 2 25 6 6 11 13,9 27 Coleford, Monmouth, Usk, and Pontypool. WEEK DAYS. 6UNDAYS. a. m. a. m. a. m. p.m.] la.mjp.m. Pontypool Road „ 8 20 11 5 2 40 6 15 11 20 rontypooi xv g 20 2 55 6 3f li ss| Uand'ennv "Q »>9 5 11 28 3 3 6 45; |11 43: to n 32 3 710 501 .1147 Raglan Footpath., e 9 15 11 36 3 ll| 6 6.V 111 51 Dingestow 9 25 11 45 8 20; 7 #■ |12 0 Monmouth 9 35 ill 65 3 30 7 15 112 10 aim. a. m. ip. m. p. m» a. m.'p. m. Monmouth 8 15 12 15 4 0 *6 0 <• 5 0 Wn^Stow 8 23 12 23? 4 10 C 10 | 5 fi SOooipath 8 31 12 31 4 19 6 19 § = 5 6 R^lan Road 8 35 12 35l 4 23 f: g. 5 20 Llandenny 8 39 12 39 4 28 6 25 5 24 Usk 8 50 12 50 4 38 6 4a » 5 34 Font)*pooi Xload 9 5[ 1 6 4 55; 7 5 o Pontypool to Cardiff (Taff Vale). DOWN. SUNDAYS. Pontypool town 9 37. 1 57j 5 29i 8 2 auakcr's Yard 8 19 11 19 3 54 7 f 4 24 Cardiff 9 12 12 12 4 47 8 5'10 22 5 17 up gUFDAYS, Cardiff 8 20 11 30, 2 55j 6 45j 9 0 4 0 Quaker's Yard 9 15,12 26 3 50 7 44 9 56 4 56 rontypool 10 33j 2 10' 5 40, |H Bristol & South Wales Union Railway. CromBrist.6 15, 10 0, 12 15, 3 0, 5 0, 6 50, Sundays 8 10, 3 0, arriving atPortskewct Station before 8 2, 11 35, 12 27, 1 32, 14 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 to, 4 23. From Portskewet; Junction, 8 30,10 25, 2 20, 3 30, 5 6, 7 0, Sundays 9 30, 5, —— STEAM PACKET TABLES. THE NEWPORT OR AVON. From Bathnrst Basin* Bristol, «3allto« 8t the Hotwellw Stage half-an-hoor latcr<} AUGUST. 28 Saturday 0 15 morning 31 Tuesday .12 0 noon From Beaufort Wharf, Newport. 30 Monday. 9 0 morning LOCAL REGISTER. 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 acoount of the Chief Events that have transpired in the Town and Locality, and (incidentally) in Monmouth- shire, from the Invasion of Britain until July, 1868. America! America! PROTECTION, SPEED, AND ECONOMY TO EMIGRANTS. Passengers booked through to all parts of the United States and Canada, at Loicest Rates. Sailing- Ships.. (Including Provisions) £ 3 10 O Steamers ditto £ 6 6 O 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 I JAMES R. MORGAN, Emigation 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, X30 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. AI)poititedAgent forAberdaro,Al rG. II.EVANS, Auctioneer „ „ Cardiff-J OSEPH ELLIOT & SoS, Bute Docks II Brecon—Mr JOHN EVANS „ bersychan-Alit EDWIN WOOD. J} )( Mcrthyr—MR JOHN COPELAND. „ Tredegar—Ma EDWARD DAVIES. DUTY OFF TEAS AT W. PEGLER'S Tea and Grocery Establishments. B. d. Good Small Tea 1 4 per lb. Congou, recommended 2 0 ly 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 Pills. KAYE'S "WORSDELL'S PILLS have become so celebrated, because thev go at once to the root of disease, purify the vital fiuid, 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. ljd.28. 9J., and 4s. 6d. Wholesale Depot, 22, Bread-street, London. Tea Tea! For the Milliol Try JONES'S Tea. Good Congou Is 4d Fine do 2s Od Finest Rough do. 2s 6d ftT.B.—All Groceries supplied at Lowest Prici Note the Address: Thos. Jones, Grocer, BRIDGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. IMPORTANT. a IF you want to BORROW MONEY at a cheap rate, go to Mr W. WILLIAMS, 16, Dock-street, New- port, Mon,, aud Insure vour LifCj nnd, with approved personal security, you can have any sum up to £ 2,000, repayable by fixed instalments. Oflico hours, 10 to 5. 1M ON THE BOXJYJY THE PUBLIC ARE CAUTIONED AGAINST Victoria Hall, Newport. UNDER MOST DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE. THE DIRECTORS of tbeNEWPORT ATHENAEUM 1 AND MECHANICS' INSTITUTE respectfully announce that on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 1869, a GRAND EISTEDDFOD Will be held in the magnificent Assembly Room of the above Hall, when the following PRIZES will be offered for competition TWENTY GUINEAS For the best Choral Performance of "WORTHY IS THE LAMB" and AMEN," from the MESSIAH." TEN GUINEAS For the best Brass Band Performance of MARCH OF THE PRIESTS," from "ATHALIE." SEVEN GUINEAS For the best Choir Performance of "CANIG Y CLYCHAU." FIVE GUINEAS For the best Awdl (Ode) on "LLYS IFOR HAEL." Other valuable Prizes are also offered for Solo and Part Singing, Compositions in Music, Poetry, and Prose, Recitations, Drawing, Writing, &c. Programmes and further Particulars may be obtained on application to W. N. JOHNS, I tt c « A. STONEHOUSE, non- &0C3- Athenaeum, Newport, August 23, 1869. W. PARKHOUSE, Wholesale and Retail Boot Manufacturer, COMMERCIAL-STREET, PONTYPQOL. 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. a Heady-Closed UPPERS of every description Supplied to the Trade at the Lowest Prices. WOODFORD & SON BEG leave most respectfully to inform the inhabitants of Pontypool and its vicinity, that they have opened in the GROCERY BUSINESS. Good Congou Tea 2s. Very Fine ditto 2s. 8d. British Wines and Cigars. GROCERY and CONFECTIONERY in all their Branches. Opposite the Crown Hotel, George Street, Pontypool. Fine Teas! THOS. AGG, PONTYPOOL, The QUANTITY 0128. and 2s. 6d. Teas T. A. is selling, is a GUARANTEE OF ITS QUALITY. p « Johnson, Johnson § Cos E 4 4 I t PURE TEA, ► Free from all Artificial Colouring Matter, £ 2/- per Ib. < CHOICE QUALITIES 3 -"NEW SEASON'S," ► j 2/8- 3/-3/4-3/8-4/- ► 2 Supplied in Packets only, from 2 ozs. to I-lb. w and 3-lb. and 6-lb. Tin Canisters. J JBfe^SE"* Sold by Chemists, Confectioners, a(sr«"Hr &c., in every Town. 1 LOCAL AGENTS. t PONTYPooL-Edwards, stationer, George-street Abergav;nny-J ames, confectioner Beaufort-Jones, chemist I)illgweiill,y-Faulkiier, chemist, 81, Commercial-road N antyglo -Allen, Post-office, Garn Vach Merthyr— Stephens, chemist Aberdare—Thomas, chemist, 10, Commercial-place Hereford—Chave, 6, Broad-st; Jennings, 36, High town Tredegar-J enkins, chemist b" U sk-Clark. Post-office JOHNSON, JOHNSON & Co., Tea Merchants, 17, Blom- field-street, City, London. HORNIMAN's TEA is selected only from the spring gathering, and imported free from I facin-' powder; tea distinctively strong and delicious inflavour is thus obtained. Genuine packets are signed f^W £ mu}mwn,Z€(r. LONDON. "Prices, 2s. 8d.—3s.—8s.4d. & 3s. 8d. per lb AGENTS IN THIS DISTRICT. Am;RYSTWITH..Jonr",Chcmist MONMOUTH Allen PoNTYrooL JFOOD,Chemist. I MERTHYR Stephens USK Edwards NEWPORT, Edmunds, chemist. ABERGA'NY. TI'atkins, Go"drn I Phillips, 92, Commercial st CiuciiiiowsM, Christopher RISCA Taylor, Chemist BOOK AND JOB PRINTING, Exccutcdivith 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, Pontypool, and Cwmbran,) Is. per 100. County Court Notices, d. each; 5d. doz. 3s. per 100. ART UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN. Tickets for the above will shortly be issued, and may be obtained at the Office of this Paper. WRI'T gW MACNIVEN & CAMERON'S RENOWNED PENS ON A NEW PRINCIPLE. Waverley Pen! Pickwick Pen! Owl Pen! THESE Pens are rapidly superseding all others, being J- adapted for every style and variety of writing. Is per Box ls2d per Post. Sold at the office of the PONTYPOOL FJtEE PRESS. I 4 The OWL' for fine writing, and 'The WAVERLEY' for the rough and ready hand, are the Pens that nkust, par excellence, supersede all others.Furrcs Gazette. LocaWJovernment Act, 1858 PONTYPOOL DISTRICT. Mr EDMUND B. EDWARDS, Glanwern. Mr ALEXANDER EDWARDS, Hanbury road. Mr DAVID LAWRENCE, Wainwern. Mr ARNOLD BEVAN, George-street. Mr lUCHD. GREENWAY, Glantorfaen House. Mr WM. THOMAS, Commercial-street. MrEBENEZER ll. DAVIES, George-street. Mr WILLIAM PROSSER, Crane-street. I HEREBY CERTIFY that the above-named Persons have been duly elected Members of the Pontypool Local Government Board, this 23rd day of August, 1869. THOMAS RODERICK, Chairman. Wanted, A SITUATION as GENERAL SERVANT in a Small Family. Apply at the Free Press office. Wanted, AN EXPERIENCED CLICKER and FOREMAN. Apply at PoNTYrooL BOOT MART, Cross. August 26th, 1869. TO CARPENTERS and JOINERS. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, rpHREE MEN who kave been accustomed to Bench X Work aud Fixing. Liberal Wages. Appl} to C. LOYE, Builder, &c., High-street, Abersychan. AN APPRENTICE WANTED. For Sale, A QUANTITY OF WASTE BROWN TAPER, at Id. per lb. Apply at the Office of this Paper. — To be Let, A HOUSE in BRVNGW1N PI-ACE.-Apply to Mr G. J JEE, Glanwern Offices. -=- TROSNANT, PONTYPOOL. To be Let, With immediate Possession, A NINE-ROOMED HOUSE, with GARDEN. Apply to Mr Andrew Hair, Pontypool. ABERSYCHAN, Gellgwood, Twynjiffrivd^Garndiffaith, MONMOUTHSHIRE." Important Sale of Freehold and Copyhold Property. MR BRANNAN will SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the QUEEN'S HOTEL, Abersychan, on MONDAY, August 30th, 1S69, at 3 for 4 o'clock iii the Afternoon, THE UNDERMENTIONED PROPERTY, Subject to Conditions to be then and there pi oduced, and in the following or such other Lots as may then be determined upon: LOT 1.—All that Dwelling-House, Offices, and Out- buildings, situate at Abersychan, now in the occupation of Mr Henry Wintle, and known by the name of the "Queen's Hotel." There is ample room for the erection of Two Cottages upon a part of the land. LOT 2.-All that Dwelling-House and Offices, situate in Union-street, Abersycban, used as a Draper's Shop, and in the occupation of Mr George Oliver, at the Low Yearly Rent of -1-18. This Lot will be sold subject to a Lease of Ten Years, granted 27th April, 1865. LOT 3.—All that Dwelling-House and Olfices, situate and adjoining last-named, and known by the name of Three Horse Shoes," and in the occupation of Mr R. Harper, at the Annual Rental of about E20. LOT 4.—All that Dwelliug-IIouse and Offices, situate at Abersychan aforesaid, in which the business of an Ironmonger has been carried on for many years, and in the occupation of Mr Thomas Underwood. LOT 5.—All those Five substantially-erected Tene- mcnts, with the Offices, situate in Iligh-street, Aber- sychan, in the respective occupations of Messrs Thomas s Davies, John Screen, Albert Moore, George Purnell, and Luke Purnell, at the Gross Rental of £27. The Tenure of the foregoing Lots is Copyhold. LOT 6.—All those Three Freehold Dwelling-Houses and Offices, situate at Garndiffaith, in the occupation of Messrs Higgins, Carter, and Carter, at the Yearly Rent of about £ 13. LOT 7.—All those Six Freehold Dwelling-Houscs and Offices, situate at Garndiffaith aforesaid, together with the large Piece of Land adjoining, sufficient to erect Three additional Cottages which said Premises arc now void. LOT 8.—All those Two Copyhold Cottages, situate at Twynyffrwd, in the occupation of Mary Davis and Peter James. To view, apply to the respective Tenants; and for further particulars, to the AUCTIONEER, 10, 11a-itinct- street, Taunton; to MESSRS SMITH & BOYLE, Solicitors, Bridgcivatcr or to MR W. P. W ILLIAMS, Solicitor, New- port, Monmouthshire. A large proportion of the Purchase Money may, if required, remain on security of the Property. Apply to MR BHANNAN, 10, Hammct-st., Taunton. MAKES the water so soft and cleansing, that the Wash is finished in halt the usual time. HUDSON'S EXTRACT OF SOAP LA TIlERS freely. Cleans Paint, Scours Floors, JtJ Tables, &c. Beware of Imitations. Sold in Id. and £ d. packets, and lib. and gib. ditto. THOMAS ROGERS, Deceased. PURSUANT to the Statute 22 and 23 Vict., c. 35, JL "An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees," NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that all persons having any claim or demand upon the Estate of THOMAS ROGERS, late of Blaenavon, in the County of Monmouth, Contractor, who died on the ninth day of December, 1867, are hereby required to send particulars in writing of their claims or demands to Mr nEES ROGERS, of Maesteg, in the County of Glamorgan, the Administrator of the said deceased, or to us the undersigned, as his Solicitors, on or before the first day of October next, after which date the said Administrator will proceed to distribute the assets of tho said intestate, according to law, having regard to the claims or demands only of which he shall then have notice, and will not be liable for the distributed assets to any person of whose claim he shall not then have had notice. Dated the 2nd day of August, 1869. GREENWAY aud BYTHEWAY, Solicitors, Pontypool. 8Ro. Crown, 350 pages. THE SILURIANA: OR, Contributions to the History of Gwent and Morganwg, By the Rev D. LLOYD ISAAC, Llangatben Vicarage. The whole issue has been sold to the subscribers, with the exception of 200 copies, which now shaJl be dis- posed of at cost price. A copy shall be sent, post free, on receipt of 2s. 3d. in stamps. An Antiquarian Hand-book of rare value-collee- tion of Traditions and Memoranda gleaned from Old Books and Documeots inaccessible to the many." —Archcealogia. Mr JOHN HUGHES, Stationer, Commercial-street, Newport. Offers or Exchanges Invited for the following Books: A System of Surgery. By Benjamin Bell. Illustrated with copperplates The Edinburgh .New Dispensatory. By Andrew Duncan, jun., M.D. History of Scotland. By an Impartial Hand, (Folio, 1749.) With illustrations. With illustrations. A Conserratcd Voern written to commemorate the Tricente- nary of William Shakespeare. By William Sharpe, M,A. A Lecture on Heads, bv Geo. Ales. 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Sold in Bottles, at 7,d, Is. lid, and 2s 9d each BAYLEY'S TONIC, APERIENT, AND PURIFYING FAMILY PILLS, For Indigestion, Loss of Giddiness, Wind in the Stomach, Sick Headache, Habitual or Temporary Costiveness, Nervousness, Pains in the chest and side, 'c. These pure vegetable pills strengthen the system and increase appetite, and arc a mild and effective aperient; they purify the blood from all gross humours, -rid give speedy relief in all disorders of the liver and stomach. SOLD IN BOXES, AT i D., is. qD., & 2s. 9D. EACH. Prepared only by T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool. WHOLESALE AGENTS. London W. SUTTON & Co. Bristol. PEAUCE & Co. And Pictail by most Chemists and Medicine Vendors. LOCAL AGENTS. 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LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. A dividend at the rate of S per cent. per annum has been declared by the Monmouthshire Wagon Company (Limited ) THE LOCAL ROARD.-It will be perceived by adver- tisement that six of the retiring members are re-instated and that Mr Ebenezer H. Davies, ironmonger, and Mr W. Prosser, Swan Inn, take the places of Mr W. Con- way and Mr David Jenkins. GRAND EISTEDDFOD AT NEWPORT.—We beg to draw attention to the advertisement of the forthcoming Eisteddfod at the Victoria Hall, Newport. A large number of prizes are offered, and the meeting will no doubt prove exceedingly interesting. Some surprise has been expressed at the Liberal mem- ber for the Monmouthshire Boroughs—Sir J. Ranisdcn -refusing to continue the contribution to the Mon- mouth 11 ace Fund, which has been expected of, and has been presented by, the representative of that constitu- ency for any number of years I)ast.B)-isto" Times and Mirror. VELOCIFEDESTRIANISM.—Two gentlemen left Aber- gavenny on Saturday last, at 6 a.m., upon a tricycle built on an original plan by one of the party, and ar- rived at Cheltenham, a distance of about 60 miles, at 1 p.m. After refreshing they retraced their steps as far as Monmouth, another 40 miles, which they reached about 7 in the evening, thus doing the 100 miles, in- cluding stoppages, iu 13 hours. Rifle SHOOTING.—At the ritle competition at Now- port on Wednesday, the 5th Mon., or Hanbury corps, was represented by Capt.-Commandant Hair and Licut. Williams, the former winning a prize of £ 1, and the latter one of X3. A NEW li INMAN" LINER.—The Glasgow Herald reports the launch from the shipbuilding yard of Messrs Tod and M'Gregor, at Partick, of a magnificent screw- steamer for tho Inman Atlantic mail service. The City of Brussels, as the vessel is designated, is 106 feet in length over all, 40 feet in beam, 2S feet 6 inches in depth, and her tonnage is 3000. We beg to call the attention of our readers to an advertisement in another column respecting a work by that talented author, the RevD.Lloyd Isaac, Llangathen Vicarage, entitled Silurians or, Contribution to the History of Gwent and Morganwg, and would advise all who may be desirous of possessing a hand-book of such rare value, to make an early application, the number being limited and the price so reasonable. PROPOSED NEW CATTLE MARKET AT MONMOUTH. —The Council have taken into consideration the ques- tion of providing a cattle market for the town. At the present time the markets arc held in the public streets. The opposition to the measure is a strong one, but the general opinion prevailing is that the great want will be soon supplied. When are we to have if proper cat- tle market in Pontypool ? RIDING SHEEI\—At the Llandaff Petty Sessions, on Monday, four lads were charged with injuring a num- ber of sheep, the property of Mr 11. Bennett, Splott- lands. The prosecutor said that on the 17th inst. he saw the defendants riding on the backs of his sheep at Splottlands. It was a very frequent occurrence, and two of the sheep were now very ill and not expected to recover. The young urchins were each fined 2s Gd, and were threatened with severe punishment if caught prac- tising the same thing again. THE SHEPHERDS.—On Monday last the Lodge Flower of the Forest, No. 1,345, of the Ancient Order of Shepherds, meeting at the Globe Inn, celebrated its first anniversary. A first-class dinner was placed on the table by Mr and Mrs James, and was heartily en- joyed by the members. The chair was taken by Mr Thomas Jones, of Llanithel, honorary member, and the vice-chair by Mr William James, of Abercarn, hono- rary member. A number of toasts and songs was given, and a very agreeable evening was spent. CAERniiLLY FAIR was held on Wednesday, and was well supplied with live stock. There were several thou- sand sheep offered for sale, which were greatly in de- mand, and sold well. There was also a good show of cattle, and a fair business was done in that trade. The show of horses was good, and some of them fetched good prices. Cart horses were much in demand, and were sold from £17 to £ 20 each. l'igs were u iu.uially dear, but there was a good number sold, the average price being 1-Os. Gd. per score. The price of cheese ranged from zC2 Us. Ga. to f2 17s. per cwt. JUMPING INTO A BOILER. —On Monday night, a rather singular accident happened to William Jones, son of Thomas Jones, brewer, of Trosnant. He was helping in the brcwhouse at Mr Fisher's, The Horse- shoe, PontnewynyJd, aud jumped into a boiler contain- ing some scalding small beer. He was severely scald- ed, and had to be carried home. Mr Haddock applied some suitable oils, and the patient is getting on nicely. When Jones took the leap he was under the impression that the beer had been withdrawn, and that the boiler was cool enough to allow him to remove the hops. ODD-FELLOWSHIP AT CROES-Y-CFILIOG.—On Sa- turday last the Rose of Sharon Lodge of the 1.0.0 F., Pontypool District, M.U., held their 23th anniversary at the Upper Cock Inn, Croes-y-Cciliog. At three p.m., about 70 of the members sat down to an excellent repast, provided by the host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Williams. On the removal of the cloth, P.G. John Jen- kius was called to the chair, and P.G. Lloyd to the vice- chair. The accounts were read over by the secretary, showing that the lodge is in a most flourishing condi- tion, and that there was an increase of .£G3 in the last year, the Lodge numbering 123 members. The usual loyal toasts were drunk with musical honours, and many songs were sung by host Williams, Mr J. Watkins, and others, accompanied by Mr E. Williams, conductor of the l'onthrydyrull baud, on the violin, Mr Protheroe, of Pontypool, on the pianoforte, and Mr Charles Brown on the cornet. The room was closed until eight o'clock p.m., when the brethren withdrew for dancing until about eleven. The company separated highly de- lighted with the evening's proceedings.
VA ITTEG. PIT ACCIDENT—A fall took place in Jones's Slope on Tuesday, and a collier named David Hawkins was se- verely injured about the back. He was supported to his home in Abersychan between two other men, and is progressing favourably.
ELAENAFON. SUNDAY SCHOOl, ANNIVERSARY.—The anniversary of the Sunday School connected with the Wcsleyan chapel, was held on Sunday last. The sermons for the occasion were preached by the Rev J. Goodacre, of Ebbw Yale, in the morning at 11, in the afternoon at 3, and in the evening at G o'clock. Some very inter- esting and appropriate pieces were receited by the chil- dren at each service. The choir was ablv conducted by Mr Goo. Deakin, chemist, and Miss M. Witchcll pre- sided at the Harmonium. There was a numerous at- tendance, and the collections amounted to tS lis. A SERIOUS ACCIDENT happened to a man named Ed- ward Keys, who while at work at one of the Company's patches on Tuesday morning last, was struck down and partially covered by a fall of earth. He was immedi- ately extricated, but his injuries were very severe. One arm was broken, and his head fearfully cut and bruised. It was feared at the time that the poor fellow could not long survive the accident, but we arc glad to say that, under the skilful treatment of Dr Steel, hopes are now entertained of his recovery.
NEWPORT. T HE T H i RD MON MOUT i IS H i RE Ri FLE C H A i. LEN G E C v Y —The quarterly challenge cup of this corps was shot fur at the Court y-belia range on Saturday. There were five competitors, and the shooting throughout was exceedingly good. Private Bryan won the cup from Colour-Sergeant Sanders. The regulations were four shots each at 200 yards, 300 yards, 400 yards, 500 yards, aud 600 yards. The scoring was as follows:—Private S. Bryan, winner, o3 points. Colour-Sergeant Sanders, 4 8; Licut. Thompson, 4o Corporal Trc w, 13 and Private Billingham, 43 points. The goblet is a really magnificent one and most appropriate. SINGULAR TERMINA TION TO A MARINE Tiii,On Monday the Newport steamer Avon took a very numer- ous excursion party to Avonmouth. She had so many e on board that the Joseph llazcl went across to relieve the Avon of a portion of her freight. The Joseph Ilazel was so late in returning that she had to lie with her passengers in the river Usk all night, it being found impracticable to land them iu boats owing to the mud on the river's bank. IMPORTANT TO EXCURSIONISTS.—Baker v. Gillman.— This was an action tried at the Newport County Court, Plaintiff said he made an excursion from Newport to Avonmouth in the Sea King on the 18th of July. The steamer was announced to leave Avonmouth at 10 p.m., but she left at 9.25 p.m., and although he endeavoured to get on board the captain of the steamer prevented him. He incurred Gs expenses in returning to Newport next day, and this sum he sought to recover from de- feudant, who is bandmaster of the 3rd Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, the band of which bad arranged the excursion. Defendant pleaded that the owners of the steamer were liable, but his Hoimur gave judgment for plaintiff, and intimated that defendant might sue the owners.
THE LATE CONFESSION OF FOISONINO. At the Borough Police Court on Monday, Charles Gritt was anain "brought up and charged on remand with having administered poison to Miss Emily Amelia Collier, who, it is believed, has 'died from its effects. Mr Cathcart, solicitor, who appeared for the prosecution, a<;ain applied that prisoner might be remanded for a week, and by that time he hoped to be prepared to go into the charge. Remanded till Monday next. j
[BY ATLANIlC CABLE.] RIOT BETWEEN WHITES AND NEGROES. NEW YORK, Arr.csr 24. A riot occurred yesterday at Mocon, Ten. nessee, between the whites and negroes. Two persons were killed and a large number wounded, among whom were several officers of the sheriff. The negroes threatened to destroy the town. President Grant is visiting in New Hamp- shire. NEW YORK, AUGUST 25. The Massachusetts Democratic State Con- vention has nominated Mr John Quinccy Adams as governor. They have also adopted resolutions denouncing the present system of taxation and high tariff, aud favouring an 1 0 early return to specie payments, the euforce- ment of the Monroe doctrine, and the complete protection of the rights of the naturalised citi- zens abroad. No mention was made of the national debt. Numerous American journals express surprise and regret at a. report that Prince Arthur will not visit the United States. The New York Herald says that the recep- tion of the Prince of Wales here, and the ge- neral regard for the Queen throughout tiic, country, were guarantees that the Prince would be cordially welcomed. HALIFAX, AUGUST 25. Prince Arthur was yesterday the gut-it of the Bishop of Halifax.
MINISTERIAL CRISIS IN SPAIN MADinn, AUGUST 2I. It is said that a ministerial crisis is shortly expected, and that the Government intend to take measures against the Bishops, who havj refused to obey its orders in reference to the Carlist movement. Six thousand men tvv about to leave for Cuba.
COLLIERY EXPLOSION IX FRANCE PA ins, AUGUST 25. An explosion by fire-damp has occurred iu. the Orison coal pits at Monterad, near Fir- ming. Fourteen persons were killed.
WIIAT OUGHT TO BE DONE FOR THE MINERS. The Conference of Lancashire Miners in Manchester, on Wednesday, discussed the ques tion of explosions in collieries, and passed re- solutions pledging the meeting not to rest sa- tisfied till a bill protecting the lives of miners is granted, and thanking the jurors in the Haydock case for their verdict.
ACTION FOR SLANDER AGAINST A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. LIVERPOOL, WEDNESDAY. At the assizes held in this town to-day an action was brought by Mr Isaiah Booth, a col- liery manager, of Oldham, against Mr John Platt, the Liberal Member of Parliament for that borough, for a slander uttered by him in the course of a speech delivered at the. election in October last. A verdict was givun for the plaintiff with one farthing damages. Mr Mundella, M.P., gave an account ot liic" stewardship to his constituents at Sheffield on Tuesday evening. One statement lie made will be particularly gratifying to English tax- payers. He stated that Government docs not iutend that the work of economy shall rest ia its present position, and expressed his lu lief that three years hence our navy will cost a million a year less than it does now. He said the committee appointed to inquire into our election procedure had nearly resolved upon the course they would recommend, and he felt confident that before he asked for the suffrages of his constituents again, the ballot would be the law of the land there would then be no more oppression of tenants by landlords, of workmen by masters, nor of workmen by work- men but every man would be free to give his vote without violating his conscience. A series of experiments which have rerontiy been made by Mr Thomas Stevenson, of Edin- burgh, lead us to hope that before many months elapse, tho dangerous points around our coasts will be so effectively illuminated as to greatly reduce the number of shipping disasters which are now annually recorded. Mr Stephenson has proved that it is possible to maintain elec- tric lights at sea on buoys and in beacons, at a considerable distance from the shore, by means of properly insulated submarine conductors, and a battery on tho land. The light, we learn, may be raised to any altitude ou the summit of a rod, which neither the wind nor the water would be likely to overthrow. Some men have very sanguine temperaments, and we think Captain Tyler, of the Board of Trado, must be one of thcui. He anticipfites that a day will dawn when travellers will be able to pass, dry shod, from London to Bombay. Captain Tyler would convey the happy traveller through a submarine tunnel from Dover to Calaia, through Europe by railway, over tho Bospliorus by a bridge, and forward by railway down the Euphrates valley, aud round the Per- sian Gulf to Bombay. Surely when this is accomplished the railway milleuium will have arrived. At the Trades Union Congress on Wednesday, a paper on the necessity of trade unions gave rise to an interesting discussion. The writer claimed protection for the funds of trade union- ists (which has already been accorded by Par- liament) aud the complete abrogation of the combination laws. Picketing" was defended, and right claimed to persuade men to join in strikes. If riot or assault followed, it was con- tended that the present law was sufficient to deal with these olfelices. The policy-holders in the Albert Insurance Office arc determined that an investigation sJlall bo made into the mal-administration of the affairs of that office, and on Tuesday an appli- cation was mado to Vice-Chancellor James for the appointment of a representative of their body to attend the meetings at various places in the country and on the Continent. The Yice- Chancellor temporarily adjourned the consider- ation of the question, in order that the whole of the facts may be brought borward on affi- davit, but there is little doubt that so reasonable a request will be granted. A writer in the Daily News calls attention to the fact that a few weeks ago, when in the North of England, he saw a huge placard issued by the company, with the announcement that the assets of the office amounted to £ -1.500.000 Tho writer suggests that at the meeting, Thursday, someone should inquire who is responsible for the gra; S falsehood contained in this assertion.