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THE "PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS' IS SOLP BY THE FOLLOWING AGENTS At)rnDvnu»TiT f Mr BRAIN, Post Office. BERSYCHAN. | Mrs Th0MAS)nr- RaiL station ^BERTILLERY Mr HIGGS, Stationer F Mrs REES, Post Office "LAENAVON .< Mr PROBERT, Stationer [Mr I. MORGAN, News Agent WMBRAN Mrs SAMUEL, Grocer, HRNDIFFAITH Mr CHAS. HERBERT jjftlFFITHSTOWN Mr H. PEACH, Gen. Dealer PONTNEWYDD Mr FRANCIS, Bookseller. PONTNEWYNYDD Mr CIIA- HERBERT | Mrs JONES, Post Office Mr H. HUGHES, Bookseller Messrs JONES & EDWARDS, ^NTYPOOL Booksellers Mrs FARR, High-street s, Mr H. JONES, Trosnant ALYWAIN Mrs STONE, News Agent BISPATCH OF MAILS TO AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. The dates given are those of the mails being made ln London. It is recommended to post letters in thø tyiotry a day or two before, and to write the route on e envelope distinct from the address. AMERICA-UNITED STATES. Letters Registered Joz. newspapers, vcryJTuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. 21 d. Id. 40. 2 j, CANADA. Thursday 2|d. Id. „ AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. dilly 24. Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tas- mania(i,ia Sot(th,,);?_pto?i) 6d. Id. „ „ Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand (via S.ampton 4- Melbourne) 6d. Id „ PONTYPOOL POST OFFICE. DELIVERY OF LETTERS, &C. A-liout 8.0 am., 10.15 a.m., and 4.15 p.m DAILY MAILS FROM TONTYPOOL. ?°r London & all parts.11.0 a.m, 4.30 p.m, 7.0 p.m •J^ith additional stamp.11-10 „ 4.40 „ 7.30 „ for Pontypool and neighbourhood 9.0 „ MONEY ORDER AND SAVINGS BANK BUSINESS. rob, 9.0 a.m to 5.0 p.m TELEGRAMS. Proin 8.0 a.m to 8.0 p.m. Sundays, 8.0 a.m to 10 a.m FILINGS OF THE WELSH PPLIIVC-rl ROM NEWPORT Julv 18 4.0 afternoon July 21 6.30 morning July 22 6.30 morning July 23 7.0 morning July 25 8.30 morning PROM BRISTOL July 19 5.15 afternoon July 21 (to Weston) 9.0 morning returning at 4.0 afternoon July 21 (to Newport) 6.30 afternoon July 22. 7.30 afternoon ly 24 9.15 morning T Pi, A I N S. I Orane-stifect Station, iw~.it. & o. Oo. I^.TO Blaenavon, at— | Sunday 12.45 3.45 G.35 | 9.0 | 10.0 8.45 An extra train on Saturday only at 8.45 to Abersychan. )>•„To Newport, at I Sunday 7 | 11.28 | 2.3 | 4.55 7.40 | 8.8 5.10 extra train on Saturday only at 3.55. HV N extrp *rain on Saturday only from Newport at 1.50, ar- e at Pontypool 2.20 and stop. tOln Pontypool Town Station, Trosnant. G.W.R. Co. Crumlin, at— I Sunday 5J | 2.1G | 6.1 | 8.57 I 6.13 lo i?° Pontypool Road, at— f '*6 1,44 | 5.43 | 11.8 I 9-14 tOln rontypool Road. Hereford at— 1 [ P 10.30 | 1120 | 2.10 13.43 (G.O I 8'15 | 6.5 11 extra train to Abergavenny at 11.23 a.m. Monmouth, at— 5 11.35 | 2.15 I 6.10 J TO Newport, at— ■ *35IU,17tl2.25l2.0 |?.50l5.52| 6.1018.35/9.3 | 11.18 I 9.26 only DIRECT Line of Steamers to PHILADEL PIITA is the AMERICAN LINE tTNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. t- T.TVF.R.POOT, rn PT-TTI,ADFT,PIIIA 1& EVERY WEDNESDAY, Calling atQuEENSTOWN every THURSDAY First-class, full-powered Iron Steam- 'to ships are appointed to bail: ltn GOTTGH July 19 [ *LORD CLIVE Aug. 6 YLVANIA.. July 23 ILLINOIS .Aug. 13 Iller. July 30 j INDIANA. Aug. 16 o *n,crmediatc Passengers carried on voyage marked thus* tL^e only TRANS-ATLANTIC LINE sailing under L.United STATES FLAG, and carrying the American Cjf for saving life, besides the usual complement of ats and an extra number of Life Preservers. The W^Wodation for all classes of passengers 19 equal to fyL0' the European Steamship Lines. Every Steamer a Surgeon and Stewardess. aAsengers and goods are landed at Philadelphia on Hi r^arf of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, lq Icb has the shortest and most direct route to all hes in the Western States. to aSsengers by this Line can pass direct into the Rail- d Cars without leaving the Landing Wharf, and V4* Ir the same roof, there are REFRESHMENT ROOM, ted States Letter Box, Telegraph Office, Exchange ace-, and Baggage Express Office. ARin PASSAGE, 12 to 18 Guineas. Return Tickets, rates. ine • RAGE PASSAGE as low as by any other FAST ^eluding an ample supply of Provisions. Steerage °«)tSeilgers are forwarded to New York or Boston with- J "Utional charge. TSumebiate PASSAGE, including Beds, Bedding, 411 necessary Utensils, and separate table, X8 8s. Pply in Philadelphia, to Peter Wright and Sons, » foral Agents, 307, Walnut-street; in Queenstown, & J. Cummins & Brothers and in Liverpool, to RICHARDSON, SPENCE, & CO., 17 and 19, Water-street. J. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontyjtool. THOS. BANKS. Blaenavon. THOS. H. THOMAS, High-st., Tenby. JNO. THOMAS, Church-st., Tredegar. A L LAN LINE SHORTEST OCEAN PASSAGE TO A ME RICA. V lfax, Canadian, and United States Mail. ta^FosED OF TWENTY FIRST-CLASS STEAMERS, {'Ov^S LIVERPOOL every THURSDAY, and H^ONDERRY every FRIDAY for HALIFAX, JiefjEC, PORTLAND, & BALTIMORE. Through T0 B0ST0N' NEW YORK, PHILADEL- and to all points in CANADA & the STATES. Fares and excellent Accommodation. "i^sengers who secure their Tickets before leaving C 6 fire met at the Railway Station by an appointed ■V °f the Company,who takes charge of ti>em untji f ?o on board the steamer. 14(): CANADIAN GOVERNMENT grants ASSISTED Pas. 1b1 by the ALLAN LINE. W Write for the Pamphlet LORD DUFFERI1* ^tMTOBA." '•"o ALLAN BROTHERS & Co., Liverpool or '^>Qderry, or to v J. R. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. s GLYCERINE JUJUBFS.-CAUTION !-These ,t¡e and agreeable confections are sold by most li! I.,y others, however, attempts are often made Nti s^tuuon. We therefore deem it necessary o thf public that they can only be obtainedi n 1t¡¡' 6d. and Is.; labelled JAMES Epps and Co., 1.Opathic Chemists, 48, Threadneedle Street, and Piccadilly, London. PIANOFORTES, By Co ARD & COLLARD, KIRKMAN, and other Best Makers, at 20 per Cent off their List Prices, FOR CASH. THE BEST and CHEAPEST PIANOFORTES and 1 HARMONIUMS IN THE WORLD can be obtained at W. H. HAS-"K- IN MUSIC WAREHOUSES, COMMERCIAL STREET AND CLUB BUILDINGS, PONTYPOOL. Price Lists free by post on application Send for List, and compare prices witli tlioco of otlxor T-Touses. 7-octave Pianoforte,in solid walnut! ,q guineas case J ° The Royal Pianoforte (7 octaves), 4ft. high by 4ft. 6in. wide, in fine t 25 guineas. Italian walnut,with ivory-fronted I ° keys, and warranted for 10 years Harmoniums from 24. W. H. HASKINS, AGENT FOR MESSRS J. BRINSMEAD & SONS' GOLD MEDAL PIANOS, And for MESSRS. NEUMEYER & Co.s DOUBLE OVERSTRUNG IRON UPRIGHT GRANDS; Also for MESSRS GEO. WOOD & Co.'s AMERICAN ORGANS. These justly-celebrated Instruments are always kept in stock, and may be obtained on very advan- tageous terms. Instruments tuned, regulated, and repaired by skilful London workmen. PIANOS LET ON HIRE, TAKEN IN EXCHANGE, AND SUPPLIED ON THE THREE YEARS' SYSTEM. Great Bargains in Second-hand Pianos-which have been let on hire and but little used-at very little more than Half-price. JOHN BERRIE, Dyer, French Cleaner, AND FINISHER, 14, OLDHAM STREET, MANCHESTER. AGENTS FOR PONTYPOOL-W. R. WILLIAMS & Co., Drapers, London House. ABERDARE-D. Williams, Draper, 5, Commercial Plaf»e Chepstow—jonn Keymsii, Clothier, &c. PONTYPRIDD-T. S. Jones, Draper, Albion House Every description of LADIES and GENTLEMEN'S DRESS, CURTAIN FABRICS of all materials, CHINTZ, CRETONNE, and DIMITY CURTAINS and COVERS Cleaned or Dyed, with the most complete and most recently-invented Machinery. SPECIAL ATTENTION Is called to the DRESSING of LACE CURTAINS, at ONE SHILLING PER PAIR, producing an INCOM- PARABLE FINISH whereby they hang much longer than by the usual method. The arost Extensive English Dyer WILLIAMS & CO., LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL. COEDCAE, PONTYPOOL. C. LAWRENCE, New and Old Iron Merchant, METAL & MACHINERY BROKER. Bars, Plates, Sheets, Brass and Lead, also Old Rails Tyres, Axles, and every description of Scrap. Also, for Sale, Portable Forges, Lifting Jacks, Punching and Shearing Machines, Smiths' Tools, Taps and Dies, Injectors, Colliery, Turntables, Lea- ther and Rubber Belts, &c. GRATE ORNAMENTS. ARE now being SOLD OFF at the prices quoted below, in consequence of the lateness of the season; 2s 6d for Is 3d Is 6d 9d Is „ 6d HUGHES & SON, PRINTER, STATIONER, &c., &c., PONTYPOOL The Oldest Wholesale and Retail Provision & Family Grocery Trade, CRANE-STREET, PONTYPOOL, (AND GRIFFITHSTOWN,) ESTABLISHED 1787. JOHN DANIEL, Late DANIEL § JONES. MONEY. NO LA W COST S.—Loans from £ 10 to £ 2000 granted daily to Farmers, Householders, Trades- men, Gentlemen, and others, on their Stock, Crops, Household Furniture, &c., repayable by easy instalments to suit Borrowers.—Apply by letter, or personally, to W. II. LLEWELLYN, Accountant, &c>, 1/ Flannel-st. Abergavenny. 2' FITS.-EPILEPTic FITS OR FALLING SICKNESS. A certain method of cure has been discovered for this dis- tressing complaint by a physician, who is desirous that Ilu sufferers may benefit from this providential disco. very it is never known to fail, and will cure the most hopeless case after all other means have been tried. Full particulars will be sent by post to any person free of charge.—Address Mr WILLIAMS, 10, Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, London. CASH ADVANCED IN A FEW HOURS' NO- TICE !— The Monmouthshire Loan & Discount Co. advance money daily, from £2 to zC2,000, to Trades- men, Farmers, Mechanics, and others, on their Stock- m-tvade, Furniture, &c., without removal or incon. vemehce in anyway; repayable by easy instalments; distance no object; all applications punctually attended stnetly private.—Apply personally, or by letter, to The Cross, Pontypool; or Abbey Row, Cwmbran. BIRMINGHAM GOODS, Jewellery, Watches' JL) Furniture. Agents Wanted. Wholesale Book and Auctioneers' Job Lot" Circular, post free—IIENRY DAY, 15irminghaiu. THE Pontypool General Furnishing Warehouses, CLARENCE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. JOHN BEYAN respectfully announces that Purchasers will find in his New and Spacious Warehouses a very large Stock of Dining, Drawing, and Bedroom Suites, Iron and Wood Bedsteads, Palliasses, Spring & Millpuff Mattresses, Feather & Millpuff Beds, & every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Pianofortes, Harmoniums, Carpets, Matting, Floor Cloth, Door Mats, Hearth Ru;s, Cutlery, Dinner Tea, and Toilet Sets, Cooking Utensils, &c., &c. A large proportion of Goods being Home-made, the quality may be relied upon No effort is spared to give entire satisfaction. Goods delivered per Cart or Covered Van) free of expense. MERRICK JENKINS, I MALTSTER & HOP FACTOR BEGS to inform the Trade and the Public generally -D that he has taken to the NEW HOUSE MALTHOUSE, NEAR PONTYPOOL ROAD, (Lately carried on by Mr JAMES JENKINS), and solicits a continuance of the patronage so liberaliy bestowed upon him and his predecessors. N.B.—Brewers and Private Families supplied with the best Malt and Hops. NEW HousE, November, 1878. F. I. WALL, Auctioneer and Valuer, MARKET ST., PONTYPOOL. CASH advanced prior to Sale upon all kinds of Pro U perty consigned for Absolute Disposal—All Sales settled for same or following day—Manager for the Commercial Loan and Discount Company 77 Com- mercial-road, Newport, and Market-street, Pontypool- Cash advanced from £ 5 upward, to Farmers Tradesmen HousehoMers and others, upon their Sto^k-inS Furmvre, and Effects, without publicity.-Address as above. Or All kinds of Household Furniture, Surplus Stock, or Job Lots, bought for cash, NOTICE. COTTAGE COMPOSITES MAY NOW BE HAD At 15 per cent. Reduction in Price, AT THE ONLY MANUFACTORY IN SOUTH WALES JOHN HAVARD, Rockfield House, Pontypool. GuaranteedFirst-class Illuminating Power. Fanteg & Llanvrechva Permanent Building Society. SHARES from 2s. a month upwards. Deposits received at 5 per cent, interest. Money ready to advance on mortgage. Shares may be taken, de- posits made, and further information obtained, at the regular subscription meetings, between the hours of 7.30 and 8.30 p.m., on the first Tuesday in the month, at the Town Hall, Pontypool, and Me- chanics' Institute, Griffithstown; or daily at the following addresses :—W. G. DOWDEN, Blaenavon Iron Works, Blaenavon; G. W. JONES, Agent, Cwmbran; and B. H. MADGE, Secretary, Panteg Steel Works, Panteg. Manchester Corporation Concen- trated Manure, COMPOSED of Urine and Solid Excrement, mixed with Blood and Bones and Dried Animal Matter, over 65 per cent. of which is soluble. Price, j63 per ton at any Railway Station.—Applications for Agencies to be made to Mr WHILEY, Town Hall, Manchester. 6-3 P. FEILING, JUN., HAYING taken to the premises lately occupied by his Father, situate in George St., Pontypool, begs to announce that he has Opened them with a WELL-SELECTED STOCK OF NEW & SECOND-HAND CLOTHES, At the Lowest Prices. To the Gentry and Tradespeople of Pontypool and Neighbourhood. P. F. is prepared to Buy all kinds of Ladies and Gents' Left-Off Wearing Apparel. The same will be waited upon at their own Residence, if required. The Florentine Electric Hair Brush ALL PURE BRISTLES (NOT WIRES), IS guaranteed to Cure Headache and Neuralgia in from 2 to o minutes. Independent of its valuable properties, it is really a Cheap Hair Brush. No. 1, 2/; 2, 2/6; 3, 3/; 4, 3/6; 5, 4/; 6, 4/6. SOLE AGENT FOR PONTYPOOL & NEIGHBOUUHOOD H. FOX, Hair Dresser, Perfumer, and Ornamental Hair Manufacturer. LADIES' COMBINGS made up in any Style. THOMAS ^OENER, Auctioneer & Appraiser, 42, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. RENTS COLLECTED. Experienced Bailiffs employed for thereeolery of Rents, Bills of Sale, &c. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. IMPORTANT to the 3PTJJBLIO. MR. ALEXANDER, THE celebrated American Aurist, at the earnest re- quest of his many friends in Great Britain, has established a Depot for the sale of his far-famed 11 Virginia Elixir," A sure cure for Deafness and Singing in the Ears, no matter of how long standing. Thousands of Testimo- nials from all parts of the world prove the wonderful efficacy of this Elixir, which has never been known to fail in effecting a cure in a short time. A member of the Malvern Club (who had been as deaf as a post for 15 years) writes to say he was induced upon the advice of a friend to give Mr Alexander's Elixir a trial, which completely cured him in six weeks, after spending hun- dreds of pounds to no purpose in consulting all the cele- brated Aurists in Great Britain and on the Continent. A single bottle (which will prove its value) will be for- warded, free of post, upon receipt of 15 or 29 Stamps. In bottles of Is. lid. and 2s. 6d., to be had of all respect- able Chemists.—See that each bottle bears the Govern- ment Stamp.—Sole Wholesale Agents, II. BRADY and Co:%i i,y., 17, Crolvu Street, and 2, Little Woolton Street, I Liverpool. J. E. BUNSTON, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, George Street, PDntypool, (Next Door to the Ful Moon), For 16 years with Mr D. Evan:, Commercial St., BEGS respectfully to inform the Clergy, Gentry, and Inhabitants generally of Pcntypool and Neigh- bourhood, that he has just COMMENCED BUSINESS On the Premises lately occupied by Mr WM. JONES, Draper, and formerly by Mr GCIDING, Watchmaker, and trusts by careful attention and moderate charges to merit a share of public patronage Repairs promptly executed on the Premises. ,r M. WINTERHALDER, Watchmaker & Jeweller (Opposite the Crown Hotel), GEOIRGE-ST., PONTYPOOL, BEGS to return his sincere thanks to the Inhabi- tants of Pontypool and neighbourhood for the liberal patronage which he has received during so many years, and will use every possible effort to give complete satisfaction to all who favour him with their custom. A IAEGJ stock OP Clocks of various kinds, Gold and Silver Watches, Gold ai}d Silver Chains and Alberts, Brooches, Lockets, Rings, Studs Ear-rings, Scarf Pins, Sleeve Links, Solitaires, and numerous other articles of Jewellery suitable for Ladies and Gen- tlemen, at most reasonable prices. Spectacles & Eye Glasses to suit all Sights. Repairs neatly antiously executed on the Premises.—CHARGES MODERATE. LADIES' SCHOOL, PONTYPOOL. MISS HOME, (Educated at a Ladies' College in Baiis, and certificated,) INTENDS OPENING (D.V.), on 21st JULY, a SELECT DAY SCHOOL for a limited number of Young Ladies, Music, French, Drawing, frc., »^iZI be Taught on Moderate Tern??; Apply at Mrs. DoWer Crane Street. MUSIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, and LATIN.—Mrs CLARKE (Diplomee), Railway Terrace; Pont- newynydd, RECEIVES PUPILS in the above. COMMERCIAL ST., PONTYPOOL. ESTABLISHED 1825. (Formerly oooupied by Mr James Weare, and Mr Jas. Brown.) G. GORRELL, Saddler, Gig, Carriage, and Cart Harness Manufacturer, BEGS to solicit a continuance of the liberal support he has many years been favoured with, and to assure the Public generally that no effort shall be wanting on his part to maintain the High Reputationfor Hunting Saddles, fy all kinds of Horse Clothing for Summer § Winter Wear. PORTMANTEAUS & LADIES' BAGS.—LONDON WHIPS, BITS, & SPURS. LEATHER lJlILLlJANDS FOR ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY, on the Shortest Notice. Experienced Workmen sent to any part of the Country. Harness made on the premises, and at Reduced Prices. J. H. WAINWRIGHT, AUCTIONEER, VALUEB, PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, ESTATE, HOUSE, COMMISSION, AND INSURANCE AGENT, RECEIVER & TRUSTEE IN Bankruptcy. OFFICES :— Club Chambers, Pontypool. J- H. WAINWRIGHT having commenced Business as above, trusts by è) exercising a strict, careful, and punctual attention to all Matters with which he mny be favoured, to Eierit a share of public support. Fine Art Embroidery. MATERIALS FOR CREWEL EMBROIDERY IN NEW DESIGNS, COMPRISING — The New Venetian Antimacassars, Brackets (Japanese Figures), "Five o'clock" Tea Cloths, Sf c. Doyleys from 3d each, in damask, linen & oatmeal cloth. Crewels, Is 9d a doz. Embroidery Silks, 28 a doz. Superior Ice Wool for Crochet, &c., 71d per ball. 2 Swiss Knitting Cotton in Bails. HUGHES & SON, Stationers, <fcc., PoNTYPOOIj. PONTYAIOILF, iaOTJSE, NEAR PONTYPOOL. TO BE LET, that very desirable residence known as PONTYMOILE HOUSE," containing Dining, Drawing, and Breakfast Rooms, large Kitchen, Dairy, China Pantry, 4 best Bedrooms and Dressing Room, Servants' Bedrooms, and the usual Offices, together with a large Garden and Greenhouse, and (at option), 2 very excellent Paddock of about 8 acres. For particulars apply to H. J. PARKHURST, Ebbw Vale Co.'s House Agent, Pontypool Works. KING'S HEAD HOTEL, CRANE-ST., PONTYPOOL. HENRY GALE BEGS to inform the Public that he has TAKEN the above HOTEL, the ALTERATIONS in which are now COMPLETED. Bottled and Draught Ales WINES, SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, &c. WELL-AIRED BEDS. THE FOLLOWING CHEAP REMAINDER BOOKS Now on Sale BY HUG-HES & SON, STATIONERS, PONTYPOOL Published Offered Scrivenor's History of the Iron at* for Trade, from the earliest records 10s 6d 2s Od Green's Treatise on Diseases of the Air Passages, including Bron- chitis, Chronic Laryngitis, Clergyman's Sore Throat, &c.. 14s Od 2s 6d Lor/govity The means ofProlong- ing Life after Middle Age. By John Gardner, M.D 4s Od 2s 3d Orthodox London; or Phases of Religious Life in the Church of England. By the Rev C. M. Davies, D.D 14s Od 3s 9d Unorthodox London or Phases of Religious Life in the Metropolis. By the Rev C. M. Davies, D.D. 14s Od 3s 9d Everybody's Pudding Book; or Puddings, Tarts, &c., in their proper Season, for all the Year Round. 2s 6d Is 6d A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious Systems of Professed Christians contrasted with Real Christianity. By W. Wilherforce Is Gd Os 9d The Yarnisher's Guide. A Practi- cal Treatise on the Making and Applying of Varnishes, &c. By P. F. Tingrav 2s Od Os 9d The Complete Biscuit and Ginger- bread Baker's Assistant. Prac- tical Directions for making all kinds of plain & fancy biscuits, buns, cakes, drops, muffins, crumpets, gingerbread, spice nuts, &c. By George Read 2s 6d Is 0d The Songs of Wales. A Complete Collection of the Vocal Melodies of the Principality, with the addition of other Welsh airs and part-songs. Also an account of the bards, bardic institutions, and minstrelsy of Wales. The music by John Thomas, harpist to the Queen 10s 6d.. 8s Od Common Objects of the Country. By the Rev J. G. Wood. With numerous coloured illustrations 3s 6d 2s Od Common Objects of the Sea Shore, including hints for an Aquarium. By the Rev J. G. Wood. With numerous coloured illustrations. 3s 6d 2s Od The River Jordan: Pictorial and Descriptive. Several beautiful engravings, with border printed ingold. 2s 6d.. Is 6d Evangeline A poem. By Long- fellow. With 31 engravings by John Gilbert; finely printed.. 7s 6d 3s 6d Choice Poems and Lyrics. Quota- tations from about 140 authors 3s 6d 2s 6d Selections from the Works of Lord Byron. By Swinburne. With engraving of a bust of Byron.. 5s Od 3s Od The Churchman's Family Maga- zine, containing contributions by the clergy and distinguished literary men. Vols. 11 and 12. Strongly bound,in cloth, gilt edges. W. Macintosh. Each 5s Od Is 6d Practical Hydropathy, including plans of baths, and remarks on clothing and habits of life.With about 160 illustrations. By John Smedley. 10th edition. 50th thousand. 2s 6d.. Is 04 Sacred Poelbry. By Jas. Edmeston vi Ud Is 6d TJidinnla T?oidiviTa A Book of Nursery Rhymes. By J. E. Rogers. Numerous illustrations in colours. 5s Od 3s 6d Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks: A Collection of Receipts for making wines, alcohol, liqueurs and syrups, ale and beer, serated waters, uncb, &c 2s Od Is 6d What to do with Cold Mutton: containing nearly 400 receipts 2s 6d Is 6d Centenary Edition oftheWaverley Novels: Rob Roy, Guy Man- nering, & The Antiquary. Each 3s 6d 2s 4d Diary of Mrs Kitty Trevelyn. A Story of the Times of Whitfield and the Wesleys. By the Author of "The Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family," &c. 6s 6d 3s Od The Sixpenny Magazine, contain- ing a number of ably-written Articles and Tales; strongly bound if, cloth, gilt edges. Vol 3 5s Od Is 6d The Religion of Geology and its Connective Sciences, together with Religious Truth illustrated from Science, with Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena in the Four Seasons. By E. Hitch- cock, D.D., LL.D. t. 3s 6d 2s 6d St Paul's Epistles to the Galatians. The Text Revised, & illustrated by a Commentary; for the Use of ministers, students, &c. By H. T. J. Bagge 9s Od 3s Od The Communicant's Companion Instructions and Helps for the right Receiving 0f the Lord's Supper. By Matthew Henry Is 6d 0s 9d Haydn's Dictionary of Popular Medicine & Hygiene, compris- ing all possible Self-Aids in Accidents and Disease. iSs Od 9s Od Character Sketches and Deveiop- ment Drawings of Wit and Humour. By Brough 21s Od 7s Od Figaro's Natural History, & other Humorous Papers By Smiff Is 6d Is Od A Memoirof Michael Wm. Balfe. By Charles Lamb Kenny 15s Od 3s Od Gleanings on the Overland Route. By W. H. Bartlett 6s Od 3s Od Over the Borders of Christendom and Eslamiab, By J. Greab. 2 vols. Being an Account of Travels through Turkey, &c. 25s Od 8s Od Tales and Stories, By Miss Mitford 3s 6d 2s Od Wonders of the Yellow Stone Re- gion in the Rocky Mountains. By Jas. Richardson. Illustrated 4s 6d 2s 6d The Works of the Rev Thomas Goodwin. 5 odd vols. each 4s Od Is 6d The Works of the Rev D. Clarkson (1 odd vol.) 4s Od Is 6d Guy's School Geography 3s Od Is 3d The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in Welsh; large type; whole bound. 12s Od 6s Od BIBLES for SCHOOL REWARDS, &c., IN PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BINDINGS. Teachers' Bibles, different sizes and bindings, from 3/6. Hymn Books-Church Services—Prayer Books- Birthday and other Text Books. NOTE PA-PJSR AND ENVELOPES, STAMPED IN COLOURS, With Monagram or Address, from the New India-rubber Dies, at fully 50 per cent. less cost than by the ordinary dies. The following are prices of few qualities of NOTE PAPER, Including the Cost of Stamping. (The Dies cost from 1/6 to 3/ and last for an indefinite time,) Good Cream laid Note Paper 5 qrs. 1/6 10 qrs. 2/9 Super „ „ 5 qrs. 1/10 10 qrs. 3/6 Brunswick (Roul-I 5 qrs. 1/6 10 qrs. 2/9 Envelopes to match at corresponding Rates. Samples, post free, on application. HUGHES & SON, Printers and Manufacturing Stationers, PONTYPOOL. RODERICK'S RHEUMATIC CORDIAL, Price Is. lid. An Effectual Remedy for Gout, Rheumatic Gout, Sciatica, Lumbago, AND ALL KIXDS OF RHEUMATISM. THIS Preparation has been highly esteemed for many -L years, and its great demand is chiefly due to the personal recommendation of those who have been bene- fited by it. BAYLEY'S TONIC, APERIENT, AND PURIFYING, FAMILY PILLS, FOR THE LIVER AND STOMACH. Are prepared with great care, on the most approved principles, of choice and well-proportioned ingredients they are mild in their operation, and, from their pure composition, are easily digested by the stomach they thoroughly eradicate those humours, which, when ne- glected, lead to serious and often fatal results, and by their direct action on the hlood, nmuvate and invigorate the whole system.-Sold 111 boxes, at 71d., Is. licl., and 2s. 9d. each. 73" Bayley's Family Pills do not contain one particle of Mercury, Antimony, or any other mineral ingredient —— PREPARED ONLY BY T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool, And Sold by most Chemists and Medicine Vendors. S. VINER, DRESS AND MANTLE MAKER, 4, Park Terrace, Pontypool, BEGS to inform the Ladies of Pontypool and itg vicinity that she has just COMMENCED BUSI- NESS as above, and hopes by strict attention and punctuality, combined with MODERATE CHARGES, to merit a share of their support. REDUCTION IN PRICE. THE PRICE OF THE PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS IS NOW REDUCED TO Id. IN order to meet the requirements of Local Adverti- sers, a Great Reduction has been made in the rates charged for ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted for periods of 13, 26, or 52 weeks and TRADESMEN and others who desire to Increase their Business Cheaply and effectually, would do well to avail them- selves of the present opportunity, and make their Announcements in the PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS, Which is by far the Best Advertising Medium in the District, As it is also the Largest Penny Weekly Newspaper Pub- lished in the County. ¿. LID ADVERTISEMENTS, Of the kinds detailed at the head of the Small Adver- tisements un our Second Page, are now charged at very low rates, commencing at 20 Words for 6d. Particular attention is requested to the fact that this Scale may be used for the Exchange of Articles or Propel ty of any kind of which tbe Owners may wish to Dispose, in the manner so successfully initiated in the Exchange and Mart. At the same time, the Publisher wishes it to be understood that he cannot undertake the charge of any Property for Exchange. "TRADE SPECIALITIES." Announcements may be made under this heading at the nominal charge of One Penny per Line per Week, But they should be confined to the class indicated, and must be Prepaid for not less than 13 weeks. It is be. lieved these will in time become very popular, and Advertisers are assured that their Announcements will appear in the order in which they come in, it being considered that an alphabetical arrangement might be used by some Advertisers in a way that would be de- trimental to others. NOTE—THE Pontypool Free Press IS PUBLISHED EARLY ON FRIDAY MORNING, And Advertisements intended for the current week should be received at the Office NOT LATER than THURSDAY AFTERNOON. PARTNERSHIP. HI. HTJGHES, PRINTER, BOOKSELLER, STATIONER, &c., Commercial-St., Pontypool, DESIRES to return his warm thanks for the ID kind patronage received by him during the many years (upwards of 36) he has been in busi ness in Pontypool; and begs to announce that he has this day taken into Partnership his youngest Son, DAVID WILLIAM HUGHES, who has for many years taken an active part in the Business, which will in future be carried on under the name of HUGHES & SON. July 1st, 1879. HUGHES & SON Respectfully solicit a continuation of the support so long bestowed, and assure their Customers that every effort will be made to secure punctuality, despatch, and attention in the execution of orders for Printing, Stationery, &c., with which they may be favored. WR I X ii 1 O X ARMS, (LATE RAILWAY INN,) PONTYPOOL. Close to the Momnoutltsltire Railway Station. E. BEACHAM, IN thanking his numerous frends and supporters for their liberal patronage in the past, solicits a con- tinuance of their future support in his NEW ESTABLISHMENT. BURTON, PALE, AND OTHER ALES. LONDON AND IRISH STOUT, In Bottles and on Draught. New Zealand & Australia. SPECIAL ADVANTAGES are offered to persons booking passages to any New Zealand or Australian ports, through FREDK. SMITH, Bridge-st., Blaenavon, Local Agent for the following Lines- New Zealand Shipping Company (Limited), New Zealand Passengers' Line, Orient Steam Navigation Co., Green's Blackwall Line of Packets. For Fares, and other information, apply to the Local Agent. WEAK SIGHT. HNRY LAURANCE'S IMPROVED SPECTACLES. MR. E. B. FORD C HEM 1 S T Sf OP TIC IAN GEORGE ST., BEGS to inform those troubled with defective vision JD that he has been appointed Sole Agent for Ponty- pool for HENRY LAURANCE'S IMPROVED SPECTACLES. These Spectacles are clear and cool, never tire the eye, and, whilst subduing all inflammatory symptoms, assist, strengthen, and preserve the sight. Hundreds of testimonials have been received testifying to the efficacy of these Spectacles, which have proved, in many cases, beneficial when all others have failed. Sir JULIUS BENEDICT, 2, Manchester Square, London, W., writes:—"I have tried the principal opticians in London with- out success, but your spectacles suit me admirably, both for lending ana walKing. Tne clearness of your glasses, as com- pared with others, is really surprising. I shall at all times re- commend them." The Ven. Archdeacon PACKER, 17, Victoria-square, Clifton, writes:—"Henry Laurance's Spectacles are better than any I have had, especially for reading at night." C. B. KADCLIFF, Esq., M.D., 25, Cavendish-square, London: AV., Consulting Physician to the Westminster Hospital, writes "Your Spectacles are highly appreciated by me, and are a great m provement on my old ones, and suit my sight better." Mr HENRY LAURANCE'S pamphlet, "Spectacles: their Use and Abuse," with a lengthened list of testimonials, can be had GRATIS on application to the ABOVE AGENT, from whom these Spectacles can only be obtained. All Spectacles stamped" H.L." IT KINO'S First Visit to Pontypool z ti WILLIAMS ? CO. LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL, ARE THE SOLE AGENTS FOR KINO & CO., LONDON, Court, Naval, & Military Tailors, and Habit Makers. A large Quantity of Garments, MADE BY THIS FIRM, Have already been supplied to the Clergy, Gentry, and Nobitity of this Neighbourhood through Megm. W. Et-, WILLIAMS & CO. 0 W. R. WILLIAMS &Co. Have this week received ANOTHER DELIVERY Of New Patterns of West of England, Cheviot, Scotch, and Chipping Norton Tweeds, Homespuns, &c., at Prices that must command further Increase in the Sale sf these Goods. ORDERS ARE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED FOR Kino's 12s 6d Trousers Kino's 45s Suits if Kino's 21s Overcoats j| Gentlemen waited upon at their Residences. TERMS Cash on delivery. WILLIAMS & CO., London House. Pontypool. USK GRAMMAR SCHOOL. DEAD MASTER: R. HRPBAB iUERBOW, I Preparation for the Universitie, Public Schools, and the Civil Service. IN his report upon the School after the Examination recently conducted by him, the Rev. DAVID JONES DAVIES, M.A. (Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cam- bridge), says :—" The majority of your scholars passed a creditable examination in all the subjects they took up. The amount of work prepared in French was more than is usually expected from boys of their age. The translation from French to English was very good. The arithmetic was satisfactory." Mr. F. G. Bampfylde, M.A., Classical Assistant to the Head Master of Merchant Taylor's School, also reported favourably last year. The Instruction embraces the following subjects :— English, French, German, Latin, Greek, Divinity, Mathematics, Drawing. Terms for Boarders: JB48 per annum. No EXTRAS except Music, Stationery, and Books: HOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS Of the value of £ 15 a year are offered to boys passing on entrance, a satisfactory Examination in English Arithmetic, Euclid, and either Latin, Greek, French,' or German. SCHOOL DUTIES will be RESUMED on THURS- DAY, the 31st of JULY. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS. RICHARD JONES, GROOER BAKER, -.L -,p Trosnant St., Pontypool, DESIRES to return his thanks for the kind and liberal patronage received by him durino, the many years he has been in Business; and bes to announce that, having failed, through ill-health, to attend to Business for a long time past, he has this day Transferred his Business to his Sons, JOSEPH and JOHN JONES, who will in future carry on the same under the name of J ONES BROTHERS. July 5th, 1879. JONES BROTHERS Respectfully solicit a continuance of the support so liberally bestowed upon their Father, and beg to assure their Customers that every effort will be made on their part in order to give full satisfac- tion touching the quality of their Goods, and in tlie execution of all orders with which they may be favored. 4ta2 A WORD TO THE NEEDY.—MONEY LENT to all classes without sureties, on their Household Furniture or otherwise, from jE2 to X500 Re-payments to suit Borrowers.—Apply personally or by letter to M. S. JOHNSON, Agent, Montague Terrace, near Railway Station, Pontypool; or Albert Street, Blaenavon. Epps's COCOA.- -GRATEFI, L AND COMFORTINO.— By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well- selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately 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 ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame. '—Civil Scrvtec Gazette.— Sold only in packets labelled "J ames Epps & Co,, Homoeopathic Chemists, London."