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To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,—I wish you had given in your last impres- sion a more detailed report of the proceedings at the last Board meeting of the Pontypool Guardians. The ratepayers of the Union are much indebted to the Vice- Chairman, David Llewellin, Esq., for the trouble be has taken in the matter of procuring a labour-test for the Union (which will be a great benefit in many ways, as I may hereafter point out), but the efforts of the gentle- man referred to have met with opposition in a quarter from which support ought to have come, namely, from an ex-officio well known at the extremity of our Union. However, at the last meeting, this opponent stood in his glory alone," as he failed to command a single vote to sustain him when a division took place. The Board and the public have grounds for complaint at the con.. stant delay occasioned by some mysterious power that postpones measures calculated to render the future ar- rangements more in harmony with comijion sense and fair play,—and also delays in other respects. The offensive way the Board is treated by one who ought, from his social position, to bo well up in the maxims of Lord Chesterfield, is very annoying to some, and ought in future to be more fully reported in your paper, as it would place the conduct of the gentleman referred to in a public light, and thereby tend to correct an evil that is very annoying at our Board. On a recent occasion the gentleman whose conduct I complain of abruptly left the Board when he found he could not have his own way, observing as he left, Gentlemen, I shall leave you to your very interesting discussion," and following the remark by slamming the door after him in a manner unbecoming a gentleman, at the same time ejaculating, "I am going to the Lunatic Asylum," a de- claration that was not in the opinion of some there thought in any way necessary. If these strange occur- rences were fully reported, more caution would be ob- served by those who now occasion them. I am, yours, &c., A GUARDIAN.
SATURDAY, AUGUST ^iST^^ THE events of the week have been less stirring than usual, and our local politics have been almost uninteresting. Two Local Boards have held their monthly meetings, but in neither case has anything arisen which has been productive of any degree of excitement. We must, however, say that in one case a word of censure is de- serving for what transpired at the meeting of the Abersychan Local Board. The Surveyor, who is a most indefatigable officer, in the dis- charge of his legitimate functions reported that a certain roadway was in a dangerous state, and needed immediate repair. He stated that three serious accidents had recently occurred owing to its defective condition, and feeling, naturally enough, that the Board would take prompt mea- sures for remedying the defect, he had prepared an estimate of the coat of placing a wall, which would obviate all chances of danger. That cost was but X45. A member of the Board exerted himself to the utmost in strenuously opposing the expenditure on the ground that cc he was deter- mined not to allow them to go into debt," and the majority of the Board actually decided to post- pone the subject. The Clerk wisely observed that the responsibility rested with the Board, and the Chairman asked what might be the consequences if one or two necks were broken. In such a case the Board would be as much liable for damages as a Railway Company in the case of injury arising through a collision. It may be all very well for those who wish to ingratiate themselves with the ratepayers to adopt such a course as this, but it will be found in the end a penny wise and pound foolish" mode of procedure. The hardness of the times, and the gloom which hangs over every kind of industry, calls upon us to exercise the strictest economy both in our household and public works, but what is such a sum as X4 5 compared with pos- sible and far from improbable loss of human life ? Such cheeseparing tactics are not to be com- mended. They conduce not to the public 2-ood. r- 5" but prove that an antidote may be worse than the poison. If ultra-economical members wish in this way to save the ratepayers for the moment, they are probably inflicting upon them a tenfold bur- den in the future. Instances are known in which local authorities have been put to serious trouble and expense in endeavouring to court favour with the people by opposing what is really legitimate expenditure. As the Abersychan Local Board have decided to allow what their Surveyor and several members described as a "dangerous place" to re- main without protection, we can only hope that in the event of another accident occurring, the in- jured party may seek his just redress in a court of law.
NEW SCALE OF CHARGES FOR PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. ONE THRKE INSKRTION IXSKRTIONS, I,; 20 Words 6d. 1/3 28 Words 9d. 1/9 33 Words 1/. 2/3 44 Words 1/3 2/9 52 Words 1/6 3/6 The above charges apply only to the following classes of small advertisements, and must be PREPAID, or former rates will be charged. TRADE SPECIALITIES. One Penny per Line charged for each insertion under this heading, PREPAID for not less than 13 weeks. r J. E. BUNSTON, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, George Street, Pontypool, (Next Door to the Full Moon), For 16 years with 3fr D. Evans, Commercial St., BEGS respectfully to inform the Clergy, Gentry, and Inhabitants generally of Pontypool and Neigh- bourhood, that he has just COMMENCED BUSINESS On the Premises lately occupied by Mr WM, JONES, Draper, and formerly by Mr GOLDING, Watchmaker, and trusts by careful attention and moderate charges to merit a share of public patromge. Rejtairs promptly executed on the Premises. M. WINTERHALDER, Watchmaker &Jeweller, (Opposite the Crown Hotel), GEORGE-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 LARGE STOCK OF Clocks of various kinds, Gold and Silver Watches Gold and Silver Chains and Alberts, Brooches' Lockets, Rings, Studs, Ear-rings, Scarf Pins: gs I 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 Sig-hts. Repairs neatly and expeditiously executed on the Premises.—CHARGES MODERATE. NOTICE. | ALL Persons found in search of or killing Grouse or any other Game upon the Blaendare Es- tate, will be Prosecuted as the law directs. (Signed) DAVID LLEWELLIN. Bryn Gomer, Pontypool, July, 1879. 4ta4 NOTICE, i A NY Person or Persons found Trespassing on the xa Greenway Farm and Lands connected there- j TV Prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law. /c.- i\ (Signed) DAVID LLEWELLIN. Bryn Gomer, Pontypool, July, 1879. 4ta4 GRIST 31ILL TO LET. j TO BE LET, with immediate possession, the GRIST MILL, worked by water power, situate on the Avon Llwyd between Pontypool and Pont- newynydd, opposite to the Osborne Forge. For further particulars, apply to the Pontypool Iron and Tinplate Company, Pontypool. TO CAPITALISTS & OTHERS. For Sale by Private Contract, EIGHTEEN NEWLY-BUILT FREEHOLD COT- TAGES, together with a really good CORNER SHOP, commanding a first-class trade, situate at Sebas- topol, near Pontypool, within three minutes' walk of Panteg and Pontrhydyrun Railway Stations. The above arc let to good Tenant?, and can be sold either as a whole or in small Lots to suit purchasers. For further particulars apply to Messrs WHATMORE and BROWX, Builders, &c., Sebastopo'. 4mpl House and Shop to Let. -piRST -CLASS POSITION near Club Building, JL Pontypool LARGE SB OP, 20 feet by 20 feet • double fron^ plate glass with store room of same size beneath. HOUSE contains eight good rooms, china frnn/n' ° °,)1SeS« 3 Usi*ai offices. Private entrance house, Pontypool to illr flASKINS> Music Ware" house, Pontypool. Building Land, Pontypool. ELIGIBLE SITES for BUILDING, situate near -i-4 the British School, to be Let on Lease for 99 years. —Apply to Mr W. H. ROSSER, Albion Road, or to Mr DAVID DAVIES, Civil and Mining Engineer, Park Ter- race. To Drapers and Others. TO LET, a commodious SHOP & PREMISES, situated in the Market Place, Pontypool, admirably adapted for business.—Apply to Mr DAVID DAVIES Civil and Mining Engineer, Park Terrace, Pontypool. LOST, on Sunday Night last, between Pontrhydyrun and Griffithstown, a GOLD FIX, set with torquoises. Whoever brings the same to F. ROLAND, Waterloo, Pontrhydyrun, will be Rewarded. WANTED.—20 Boys, of good character; special, terxus to those of 13 or 14 years of a^e. Apply to Witchell, South Wales Boot Manufactory," rsychan. WANT ED at once, a GENERAL SERVANT that has been used to cooking, ml is an early riser; none others need apply.—Mrs JOXES, Pontymoile Shop, Pontypool. lcp WANTED, 100,000 dozen Wine and Spirit Bottles. WILLIAM PEGLER, Jun., Wine and Spirit Mer- chant, Pontypool. 3tal STABLE TO LET, two stall, sharness room, large -U Ion also, with the above or separately, a Large Room, 30 feet by 20 feet.—Apply to W. PEGLER, Jun., Pontypool. 3tal TO LET, a first-class HOUSE and SHOP, at Griffithstown, with double plate-glass front; best situation; moderate rent.—Apply to B. and W., Free Press Office. Ita —— BRIDGEND BEERHOUSE, Pontnewynydd, to LET.—Apply on the Premises. 2mp2 rro BE LET, SHOP, DWELLING HOUSE, and _L PREMISES, in Crane-street, Pontypool, lately in the occupation of Mr T. I'ROSSER, Grocer.—For particulars and to view apply to Mr E. H. DAVIES, Ironmonger, Pontypool. TO BE LET, and entered upon immediately, the ± CROWN BEERHOUSE, near Pontnewynydd Iron Works.—Apply to J. H. WAIXWBIGHT. Club Cham- bers, Pontypool. 4 FOR SALE.—TWO pairs of Roller Skates, one pair for lady and one pair for gentleman small case of surgeon's Dissecting Instruments; japanned Sketching Case by Sowney, containing 24 moist water colours and spiended Case containing Stuffed Fox.—Apply to C.D., Pontypool Free Press Office. ta A FIRST-CLASS HOUSE AND BUTCHER'S SHOP to Let, at Griffithstown. Business alreadv established. Rent low.—For terms, &c., apply W. H. BROWY, Griffithstown. FOR SALE, a splendid double-barrel breechloading GtJN, No. 12 bore, central fire, by celebrated maker, and in perfect condition cost 110, will take' £5 10s. Od.—Mr A. FARR, Cwmbran, near Newport, Mon. 3mpl FOR SALE, Prime Thatching Straw, Buckle Stuff, Poles for Fencing, Stakes for Dahlias, or Roses.—Apply to HENRY KNIPE, Coedygric, near Pontypool. ° I USTC, FRENCH, GERMAN, and LATIN.—Mrs iU- CLARKE (Diplomee), Railway Terrace Pont newynydd, RECEIVES PUPILS in the above.' New Zealand & Australia. OPECIAL ADVANTAGES are offered to persons 0 booking passages to any New Zealand or Australian ports, through FREDK. SMITH, Bridgc-st., Blaenavon, Local Agent f,)r 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 otker information, apply to the Local Agent. EMIGRATION. TO prevent Disappointment, Delay, and Extra Expense, EMIGRANTS Are advised to Secure their Berths before leaving home. The only Authorised Agent in Pontypool For UNITED STATES & CANADA By all Lines from Liverpool, London, Glasgow, and Bristol, and for NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA By the Orient, Green's, and the New Zealand Shipping Co.'s Lines, is ORGAN. GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. = h GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. On Monday, August 35, EXC TJRSION TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO Shrewsbury, Llangollen, WREXHAM, CHESTER, RHYL, ABERGELE, BIRKENHEAD, LIVERPOOL, WARRINGTON AND MANCHESTER, FROM Swansea at 7.45, Neath 8.13, Bridgend 8.13, -L. Cardiff 9.30, Newport 9.55, Pontuewydd 10.12, Aberdare 9.11, Mountain Ash 9.20, Merthyr 9.0, Quaker's Yard 9.29, Dowlais 9.0, Pontypool Town 10.16, Pontypool Road 10.30, Abergavenny 10.57, and Ross 11.37 a.m. Passengers return any week day up to September lot.-See Special Bills. J. GRIERSON, General Manager. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. ON SA TURDA Y, A UG. 30th, AN EXCURSION TRAIN FOR Carmarthen & New Milford WILL leave Monmouth (May Hill) at 7.25 a.m., Troy 7.31, Raglan 7.47, Usk 8.7, Abergavenny 7.56, Pontypool Road 8.45, Pontypool Town 8.52, Crumlin 9 7. Tredegar Junction 9.12, Rhymney Junc- tion 9.21, Llancaiach 9.31, Quaker's Yard 9.40, Moun- tain Ash 9.o0, Merthyr 7.40, Abernant 7.51, Llwydcoed 7.56, Aberdare 8.0, Ilirwain 8.14, Glyn Neath 8.32, Resolven 8.42, and Aberdylais 8.52 a.m., returning any BUls X t0 inclusive.—See Special J. GRIERSON, General Manager. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. TINTERN ABBEY BY MOONLIGHT. ON THURSDAY, AUG. 2Stk, A SPECIAL TRAIN (At reduced Fares) will run to Raglan and Tintern (Returning same day) FROM Newport at 3.25 p.m., Caerleon 3.30, Pont- J. newydd 3.10, Abergavenny 3.30, Penpergwm 3.35, Nantyderrr 3.46, Pontypool Roafcf A'Yid to Tintern only from Usk at 4.10, Liandenny 4.20, and Monmouth (Troy) 4.55 p.m.-See Special Bills. J. GRIERSON, General Manager. Notice is Hereby Given, THAT a separate Building named Ebenezer," situate at Griffithstown, in the Parish of Llanvrechva Upper, in the County of Monmouth, in the District of Ponty- p, ? building certified according to law as a place of Religious Worship, was, on the Eleventh day W 1879, duly Registered for SOLEMNIZING MARRIAGES therein, pursuant to the Act of 6 and 7 William IV., c. 85. Witness my hand this Sixteenth day of August, 1879. EDMD. B. EDWARDS, Superintendent Registrar. NOTICE. COTTAGE COMPOSITES MAY JFOW 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. THOMAS CORNER, Auctioneer & Appraiser, 42, COMMERCIAL STREET. NEWPORT. BENTS COLLECTED. Experienced Bailiffs employed for the Reec-ery of Rents, Bills of Sale, &c. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS. RICHARD JONES, GROCER AND BAKER, Trosnant Street, Pontypool, DESIRES to return his thanks for the kind and 17 liberal patronage received by him during the many years he has been in Business; and begs 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 JONES 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 the execution of all orders with which they may be favored. 2ta2 LADIES' SCHOOL, PONTYPOOL. MISS HOME, (Educated at a Ladies' College in Paris,and certificated,) HAS now OPENED a SELECT DAY SCHOOL JJ- for a limited number of Young Ladies. 0 Music, French, Drawing, ^c., will be Taught on Moderate Terms Apply at Mrs. ROWBERRY'S, Lower Crane Street. The Florentine Electric Hair Brush ALL PURE BRISTLES (NOT WIRES), IS guaranteed to Cure Headache and Neuralgia in from 2 (o -5 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 AOEXT FOR PONTYPOOL & NEIGHBOURHOOD H. FOX, Hair Dresser, Perfumer, and Ornamental Hair Manufacturer. LADIES' COMBINGS made up in any Style. Sales Irg ^urtian. V'V'V'V'V"V'" PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. PONTYPOOL, MON. MESSRS. WAITE & SON HAVE been favourec1 with instructions to SELL -LL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at an early date, a VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY SITUATE AS ABOVE. Further particulars will appear. Auctioneers' Offices, Clarence-st., Pontypool, August 6, 1879. LLEWYN-Y-LLAN FARM, NR. TREVETHIN CHURCH, PONTYPOOL, MON. To Farmers, Contractors, Dealers, and Others. IMPORTANT SALE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK; Valuable milking cows, heifers, calves, draught horses, cart mares, colts, ponies, Radnor and Welsh ewes and lambs, store pigs, poultry, hay, clover, wheat, barley, oats, swedes, potatoes, farming implements, household furniture, dairy utensils, and effects. WAITE AND ON HAVE been favoured with instructions from Mrs. ELIZABETH MORGAN, (who is retiring from business,) to SELL BY AUCTION, on the premises as above, on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 1879, (and following day, if necessary,) at 12 o'clock at noon, the whole of her excellent and most valuable live and dead FARMING STOCa, Growing Crops, Implements, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, DAIRY UTENSILS, AND EFFECTS, COMPRISING- LIVE STOCK.—Seven valuable Hereford and short-horn milking cows, to calve in good time; 3 heifers, 4 calves, 2 young cart mares, rising 5 and 6, with colts by Llanvapley," brown mare, in foal, 8 years, capital brown horse, rising 5, suit- able for underground work, 2 capital Welsh ponies, rising 5 and 6, broken to saddle and harness, 60 ewes and lambs, 20 stores, sheep dogs, store pigs, about 50 black Spanish and other fowls. GROWING CRops.-Wheat, barley, oats, swedes and potatoes. Also, ricks of hay and clover well ended. IMPLEMENTS, &c.-Market trap, Scotch cart, with thripples complete, winnowing machine, rick cloth and poles, long, short, G.O., and 2 sets trap harness, ladies and gentlemen's saddles, two 2-knife chaff engines, by Davies § Edwards, horse roller, turnip iscuffier (nearly new), swing plough, pair of seed harrows, iron swingletrees, haul rake, cider hogsheads and casks, wheelbarrow, scythes, reaping hook, hay knife, seed lift and strap, iron bosh, pigs' trough, chaff bin, ladders, hurdles, 2 wagon ropes, nose bags, chaff baskets, spades, shovels, hoes, mattocks, axe, empty sacks, pikes,' rakes, hedging gloves, measures, threshing flails, calf straps, cow ties, box manger, timber, firewood, old iron, chains, grindstone and stays as fixed, &c. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS.—Maho- gany, centre, pembroke, occasional, kitchen, and other tables, damask table cloths, corner cupboard with glass front, mahogany, oak, cane-seated, arm, and other chairs, 8-day, case, and other clocks, and timepieces, barometer, coloured and other engravings and prints, antique fire screens, dinner and tea ware, glass, old china punch bowls, orna- ments, iron and wood bedsteads, palliasses, feather and millpuff beds, bolsters, and pillows, blanks sheets, counterpanes, bolster and pillow covers, carved oak linen chest, clothes horse, clothes bas- ket, night commodes, mahogany wash stand and dressing tables, toilet glass, toilet ware, mahogany circular-front chest with drawers, fenders and fire irons, tripods, tea trays, cruet stands and cruets, hot water and other jugs, single-barrel gun, pow- der and shot flasks and pouches, tea caddies, books, pestle and mortar, market and other baskets, fountains, kettles, metal tea pots, copper warming pan, large steel yards (vvry good), brass roas'iri"' jack, nfi f,»\)ji. imi-Liuu forks, water cans,' saucepans, brass and other candlesticks, mats, empty bottles, &c., &c. DAIRY UTENSILS, &e.-Cliurn, cheese press, vats, milk buckets, tins, and pans; butter and cream pots, bread and other pans, butter scales and weights, markers, pails, sieves, benches, brown, and other ware. Also some very nice home cured hams and bacon. Luncheon, by Tichet, at 10.30, Sale at 12. Auctioneers' Office, Clarence-st., Pontypool, Aug. 21st, 1879. Brynmawr House, Broad Street, BLAENAVON. To Drapers, Parties Furnishing, & others. Mr. J. H. WAINWBJGKHT HAS been favoured with instructions from the Trus- tee of the Estate of JOHN WILLUMs a Bankrupt, to SELL BY AUCTION, on the Premises, as above on MONDAY, AUGUST 25th, 1879, all the NEAT AND USEFUL Household Furniture, Trade Fixtures, AND OTHER EFFECTS, Comprising mahogany, dining, Pembroke, and centre tables, mahogany sofas and easy chairs, hair-seated, Windsor, rocking, and cane-seated chairs, mahoganv sideboard, book cases and corner cupboards, Fine-toned Pianoforte (in Walnut Case), By Brinimead and Son; birch half-tester bedsteads, iron, French, and half-tester bedsteads, straw palliasses, millpuff mattresses, feather and millpuff beds, bolsters and pillows, sheets, blankets, counterpanes, table cloths, towels, &c., carpets, drug- getting, oilcloth and mats, mahogany and painted chests of drawers, mahogany and painted washstands and dressing tables, chamber ware. pier glasses (gilt and rosewood frames), toilet glasses, toilet sets, lustres, vases, and other ornaments, cut glass decanters, water ju^s, wine glasses, tumblers, salts, cream jugs &'sugar basins) celery glasses, &c., china tea service, dinner service, electro-plated tea and coffee pots, breakfastand tea ware, dishes, plates, jugs, basins, stone jars, jam pots, &c., counters, with drawers, nests of large drawers, show tables, window stands and fittings, shelving, large mir- rors, &c., set of brass-mounted harness, saddle and bridle, a quantity of books, four-legged and round deal tables, dish covers, knives and forks, tea, dessert, and table spoons, cruet stands, bread tins, roasting jacks, meat tins, colanders, gridirons, fry pans, pots kettles, saucepans, fire irons, dust preventers, fenders, washing boards and tubs, pans, baskets, boxes, and other effects too numerous to mention. NO RESERVE. Sale to commence at 12 o'clock-. Club Chambers, Aug. 13, 1879. Market House Auction Rooms. Messrs PHILPOT & WINGFIELD WILL SELL BY AUCTION, at the above Auction ff Rooms, on SATURDAY NEXT, the 23rd August, A LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF Boots and Shoes, Comprising Women's Elastic Side, Men's do.; Girl's do.; "Water-tights, &c., &c,; together with a small portion of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. SALE TO COMMENCE AT SIX O'CLOCK, Auctioneers' Offices, Market House Chambers, Pontypool. BLABNAVONT TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Messrs. PHILPOT & WINGFIELD AT the BUTCUEUS' ARMS, BLAENAVON, on THUKS- DAY NEXT, the 28th of AUGUST, 1879, at Three o'clock precisely (subject to conditions to be then and there produced). ALL THAT Valuable Property, Known as The Bridge Inn," Blaenavon, and now in the occupation of Mr Richard Brankley, and let at the low sum of X40 per annum. Also, all those newly-erected SIX DWELLING HOUSES and SHOP, situate in Hill-street, Blaen- avon, and now in the occupation of Mr Edwd. Ellis and otherf, and commanding good rents. For further particulars apply to Tuos. WATKINS Esq., Solicitor, Pontypool, or to the AUCTIONEERS, Market House Chambers, Pontypool. Aug. 20, 1879. PONTYPOOL, MONMOUTHSHIRE. Desirable Beerhouse, Shop, and other Pro- perty for Sale. Mr. J. H. WAINWRIGHT WILL OFFER for SALE BY AUCTION, at the ff MONTAGUE HOTEL, PONTYPOOL, on THURSDAY, the 28th day of AUGUST, 1879, at 3 o'clock in the After- noon precisely (subject to the conditions of Sale to be then and there produced and read), THE FOLLOWING Messuages and Premises; LOT I.-All that Messuage, Shop, Warehouse, and Premises now used as a Beerhouse and Grocer's Shop, called or known by the name of the Wellington Inn," and situate at the Tranch, Pontypool, aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Sarah Harris. LOT 2.-All those Two Cottages and Premises near Lot 1, and in tha several occupations of Mrs Morgan and Mr John Griffiths as monthly tenants thereof, at an aggregate yearly rental of £10 8s. per annum. The properties are of Copyhold tenure, holden of the Manor of Wentsland and Bryngwin, and are exceptionally well situated for business pur- poses. To view, apply to the respective tenants and for fur- ther particulars to the AUCTIONEER, Club Chambers, Pontypool; or to MR T. WATK1NS, Solicitor, Pontypool. Butter Market, Market Street, PONTYPOOL. SALE OF MODERN AND USEFUL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. Mr. F. IT WALL HAS been instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, at the above place (removed for corwenieuce of Sale), on TUESDAY NEXT, AUGUST 26th, l THE WHOLE OF THE Household Furniture AND EFFECTS, The Property of Mr J. Thomas, late of Blaenavon (who is leaving the Country); also of Mr G. Knapp, Pontnewynydd (taken under a Distressfor Rent.) The Furniture comprises mahogany sofa, in hair; hair-seated chairs to match; mahogany loo table; Windsor, cane-seated, and other chairs; arm and rock- ing chairs round and square deal tables mahogany poles and rings 8-day and 30-hour clocks; fenders and file irons j large cupboard; carpets, hearthrugs, &c.; brass, iron, and wood bedsteads straw palliasses fea- ther beds, bolsters, &c. washstands and dressing tables chest of drawers night commode pier and glasses; chamber ware oleographs and prints glass and china ornaments, vases, &c.; also the other kitchan requisites aad culinary utensils. The AUCTIONEER begs to call the attention of parties furnishing to the above, as the greater portion is in capital condition, being nearly new, and all will be sold WITHOUT RESERVE. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock. On View the Morning of Sale. Dated—Auctioneer's Offices, Market St., Pontypool, August 18, 1879. ENJOY lont MEALS WITH FURLOW'S New Arrowroot Cake FURLOW'S New Bice Cake FURLOW'S New Kinloc Cake FURLOWS Rich Pastry FURLOW'S Savoury Pies rCRLOWS Pound Cake; and FURLOW'S Wholesome Bread CRITERION, CRANE ST., PONTYPOOL. JOHN MOSELEY, Carriage Builder, Wheelwright, Shoeing & General Smith, "FAEKHOAD, O iSTPYP OOL, HAS in Stock a quantity of Prime Oak Gate Posts and Gates, also Oak -Planking and Scantling for Railway Wagons, at low prices. 4tal To Ooal Proprietors. THE PONTYPOOL GAS AND WATER COM X PANY are prepared to receive TENDERS for the supply of best LARGE GAS COAL, for their Gas Works, for One, Two, or Three Years, commencing on the First day of October next. The coal to be delivered free on the Mon. Railway Company's Siding at Crane- street, Pontypool, or the Great Western Railway Siding, Trosnant, Pontypool, in such quantities and at such times as may be required. Further particulars may be obtained on application to the Manager. Tenders to be addressed to the Chairman of the Company, endorsed, Tender for Gas Coal," and de- livered at the Company's Office, Mill-road, Trosnant, Pontypool, not later than the 31st instant. The Directors do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. (By Order), ANDREW HAIR, Secretary and Manager. Pontypool Gas and Water Offices, August 6th, 1879. WESLEYAN CHAPEL, PONTYPOOL. THE ANNIVERSARY OF the above place of Worship will be held on SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th, 1879, when the REV. PETER M'KENZIE, OF LEEDS, Will preach in the Morning at 11.0 a.m., and in the Evening at 6 o'clock. Collections will be made in aid of the Trust Fund. On the following Evening (August 25th), at the same place, the Rev. PETER M'KENZIE will deliver his POPULAR LECTURE On JOB, THE PATRIARCH OF UZ HIS TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS." Chair to be taken at Seven o'clock. Tickets, Is. Gallery, Od. THE OONSEdRATION OF ST. L UKES CapCH, P0 NTN WYNYD15* Will take place, and a SERMON will be Preached by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Llandaff, ON TUESDAY, AUG. 26TH, 1879, AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK AM. The Evening Service will commence at 6 o'clock, when a SERMON will be Preached by the Rev. O. T. H. PHILLIPS, B.D., Rector of Lawrenny, Pembroke- shire (the first Incumbent of the District Parish of St. Luke's). Luncheon will be provided \the Schoolroom at Two o'clock, at 2s. per head. SPECIAL SERVICES Will be held on THURSDAY EVENING, AUG. 28tb. at 6 o'clock Preacher-The Rev. CANON EVANS, Rural Dean, Rhymney. SUNDAY, AUG. 31st, in the Morning at 11 and Evening at 6; Preacher-The Rev. J. GRIFFITH, M.A., Rector of Merthyr. Collections will be made in aid of the Building Fund. Amount still required, £ 5-10. D. OWEN DAVIES, Vicar. J. H. WAINWRIGHT, AUCTIONEER, VALVEB, PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, ESTATE, HOUSE, COMMISSION, AND INSURANCE AGENT, RECEIVER & TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY. I OFFICES Club Chambers, Pontypool. J. H. WAINWRIGHT having commenced Business as above, trusts by exercising a strict, careful, and punctual attention to all matters with which he may be favoured, to merit a share of public support. RODERICK'S RHEUMATIC CORDIAL, Price Is. lid. An Effectual Remedy for Gout, Rheumatic Gout, Sciatica, Lumbago, AND ALL KINDS OF RHEUMATISM. THIS Preparation has been highly esteemed for many years, and its great demand is chiefly due to the personal recommendation of those who have been bene- fited by it. IE3.A -Y 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 blood, renovate and invigorate the whole system.—Sold %n boxes, at 7\d., Is. 1 \d., and 2s. 9d. each. 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. Globe Hotel, Pontypool. MR. G. NEWTH, of the Bruce Hotel, Aberdare, begs to inform his friends and the public gene- rally that he has REMOVED to the above commodiou, premises, where he hopes by a strict attention to business to merit the patronage of his friends, whose admiration will be excited by the living curiosities.
STOCK AND SHARE LIST. Supplied by Messrs. THACKERAY & SAYCE, Stock and Share Brokers, 1, Pearson-place. Cardiff RAILWAYS. Paid Prices Stock Great Western £ 100 9o 96 „ London and North Western 100 .140 141 „ Monmouthshire 100,151 152 „ Rhymney .100 .154 156 „ Taff Vale 100 .216 218 PREFERENTIAL. Stock Monmouthshire 5 per cent. 100 .120 122 12 Do. New. convertible 6 Ili III Stock Taff Vale No 1 100 .216 218 Do. 4! per cent 100 110 Il2 » Do. 5 per cent 100 120 121 GUARANTEED AND LEASED Stock Rhymney, 5 p. c. guaranteed 100 .121 123 50 Aberdare, 10 per cent 50 118 120 20 Coleford Mon., & Usk, 5 p.c. 20 23 23 Stock Great Western 5 p. c. (guar) 100 .128 129" „ Hereford, Hay, & Brecon 100 93 94 » Do. do. Pref. 100 94 95 DEBENTURE STOCKS. Stock Hereford, Hay, and Brecon 5 per cent 100 .123 124 » Great Western 5 per cent. 100 .127 129 » Taff Vale 4 per cent 100 .102 104 „ BANKS. 20 BristolWestofEngland,Lim. 7 £ 7! 7% 100 Glamorganshire Banking (Jo. 100 .140 145 10 Glamorganshire 10 13 14 xion?on Provincial, Lim. 5 10J 11 50 National Provincial 21 67 69 20 National Provincial 12 ..39 41 10 North and South Wales 10 27 27i 20 Swansea (Limited). 7 7i 7i GAS. 10 Aberdare 10. 10 11 Stock Bristol 100 ;"173 174 „ Cardiff A 10 per cent 100 .178 182 Do. B 8 per cent 100 .140 145 25 Do. Shares 7 per cent.. 25 30 33 10 Llynvi Valley 10 10 11 Stock Newport A 100 .175 180 11 Do. B 100 .130 135 20 Do. C. 17 19 20 25 Swansea 10 per cent 25 25 Swansea 7! per cent 25 GAS AND WATER. 10 Bridgend 10 9 10 Stock Do. Deb. Stock 100 .101 102 „ Pontypool (Max 10 p. c.) 100 .135 145 12 Do. ( do. ). io 15 17 10 Do. (Max. 7 p.c.) 10. 9 11 10 Ystrad 10 20 21 WATER WORKS. 25 Bristol 25 63 64 Stock Cardiff 100 290 300 11 Do. 1860. 100 .180 190 10 New 6. 13 15 Stock Neath 10 p. c. Guaranteed 100 .190 195 10 Do. 5 per ct. Preference 10. 9 10 10 Newport 10 18 20 10 Do. Now 7 13 16 Stock Pontypridd 5p. c. Preference 100 ..107 112 MISCELLANEOUS. > Stock Alexandra Dock,6p.c. Pref. 100 .110 120 Ditto 8 p.c. Pref. 100 ..120 130 10 Bristol and South Wales Wagon Co., Limited 4. 61 6V 23 Ebbw Valo 20. 3 5" 100 Nantyglo and Blaina Iron Works, Preference 100 14 16 10 Newport Abercarn Colliery 10 4 5 5 Do. Tramways 5. 2f 3 £ 20 Patent Nut and Bolt, Lim. 14 18 19 50 Rhymney Iron, Limited 50. 17 19 15 Do. New 15 5 6 25 South Wales Colliery. 24. 2 2! 50 Tredegar Iron&Coal, A Lim. 24 11 13" 25 Do. do. B Lim. 25 16 18 Bank Rate 2 per cent. (since 10th Am-il). BUYERS:— -r- Rhymney Railway Preferences Rhymney Iron Shares Taff Vale Stocks London and Provincial Banks Severn and Wye Preference Shares Cardiff and Swansea Colliery Shares THACKERAY & SAYCE, CARDIFF, August 20, 1879.
PONTYPOOL LOCAL BOARD. To the Editor of the Free Press, Dear Sir,—Permit me, in reply to the letter of Querist," which appeared in your issue of last week, to say that he had better seek any information he re- quires in the ordinary way, by application to the Clerk of the Board. Truly yours, E. H. DAVIES. Blenheim House, Pontypool, Aug. 20, 1879.
To the Bditor of the Free Press. Sir,—Permit me, through the columns of your valua- ble paper, to call the attention of the Pontypool Local Board to the fact that Chapel Lane is greatly neglected by them, both in want of light and scavenging. The lamp-post that is there has been for the last nine months all ornament and no use, and seems as if it was going to be the same for the next nine months. The ratepayers in that district pay their lighting rates the same as be- fore, andjyet they are not supplied with light. Trusting this will be the means of making the Local Board more active in that district, of which your cor- respondent is a RESIDENT. Pontypool, 19th August, 1879.
To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—I really am grieved to find that complaint has arisen unfavourable towards our church choir. I refer to that signed by a member af the congregation, and published in your last week's edition. The letter refers to "some few" choristers, so that it must clearly bean attack on almost the whole of them, for they are not very many in number; and such a letter as the one in question is well-nigh sufficient to reduce them still fur- ther. I am not going to uphold late attendance at any place of worship, because I really consider that a dis- grace to the present century but let one and all" members of every congregation—especially St. James's —set their choristers a good example of early and re- gular attendance, and I can venture to say that the sub- ject may then be safely left in the hands of the choir master at the above-named church, i e., so far as the choir there is concerned. What I am particularly anxious to promote is harmony between choir and con- gregation at our little church, because it has come to my knowledge that our talented organist considers many of the latter require a deal of whipping-in to keep them in tune, and he has an objection to one or more favour- ite tunes in consequence. The congregation may, or possibly do suffer for this, but I hope not.—I am, &c., ANOTHER.
THE embargo laid upon the books in the old Reading Room at Abersychan, by the Venerable Archdeacon Crawley, is an unfortunate circum- stance, and as it occurs while the Literary Insti- tute is still in its early infancy, it seems likely to prove a bar to immediate, but we trust not ul- timate, success. The question of actual ownership of these volumes is, of course, important, and it is perhaps better while any modicum of doubt existed that it should be definitely decided. Al- though the books were deposited in the school connected with the Abersychan Iron Works, it is most probable that they were placed there for convenience only, because a room in that build- ing was used as a reading room by those of the Abersychan public who were members of the In- stitute at that time. We hear nothing of any restriction having been placed by the proprietors of the works upon tha use of the books by inha- bitants of the town unconnected with the works, and as far as can now be surmised all members of the Institute were on the, same footing, whe- ther employed at the works or not. If the books were definitely given to the men of Abersychan Works by the generous donor, it appears to us that the Company who employed the men pos- sessed no power to make them over to anyone- and that the books still belong to the workmen for their use and benefit. Even if the Company could legally dispose of the books, as well as the building accidentally containing them, the ques- tion still remains whether the school buildings were handed over by them to the Church" as a body, or were simply given to the school ma- nagers of that time, who might happen to be churchmen. In any case, there can be no doubt that the boons were never intended by the origi- nal donor for the use of children, but were for adults—the books themselves supply the evidence necessary to prove this, and morally, if not le- gally, we should always strive to act according to the spirit of a bequest rather than the strict letter. IT is somewhat hard for Englishmen to believe that they are more roguish than other folk, but figures tell us, in unmistakable language, the un- welcome truth that as regards food adulteration we are eleven times more dishonest than the Germans. During the year 1878, the number of samples of food submitted for analysis in this country was 15,107, and in Germany 231,478. In Germany, the analysts condemned one sample in every sixty-six in England, one in every six These figures are startling, inasmuch as they force upon our notice an amount of commercial immo- rality which is well-nigh incredible. Comparison with former periods also reveals the still more depressing fact that in this class of offence we are, as a nation, honest by Act of Parliament only, and not by conscience—that, in fact, the policeman exercises far greater influence than the preacher. The adulteration of textile fabrics has attained to such a wonderful degree of perfec- tion, that there are a host of spurious and adul- terated imitations of almost every article honestly made, and these are produced so speedily after the issue of the genuine manufacture, as almost to be contemporaneous with it, forcing upon us the belief that there must be persons constantly on the watch for opportunities of producing cheap and comparatively worthless imitations of more expensively-because more honestly—made goods. Drugs are also largely adulterated for the purpose of cheapening production. But it is the mixing of deleterious substances with our daily food and drink which is the most important phase of these dishonest practices, and 5s thehealth, and some- times the lives, of the public are placed in jeopardy by those who commit these acts-and they do so knowingly—every effort should be made to miti- gate the evil. The man who added dirty water from a foul ditch to the milk which he was about to sell cannot pretend to say that he did it in ig- norance-he was being paid for milk, and knew that what he sold contained, besides milk, that which was not likely to do his customers any good, even if he did not know it would do them harm. We read of butter—sold as such—which did not contain a particle of that which it was supposed (by the buyer, not the manufacturer) to be. The man-or men, for the thing must be done wholesale-who sells a compound contain- ing ninety-nine parts out of a hundred of animal fats, the remaining part being Composed of a few poisonous substances, and calls it butter, must be not only a rogue, but a liar, and richly deserves the punishment of being compelled to eat nothing but his own execrable^ stuff until his conscience returned to him, that is, if he ever had one. In their attempts to put a stop to adulteration, the authorities do not seemingly get to the root of the matter; in nine cases out of ten it is not the re- toil tradesman who adulterates, but the wholesale dealer or manufacturer. As constituted at pre- sent, the terrors of the law appear to be directed against the persons who sell adulterated articles, and in the administration of this it is, of course, much easier for the police to catch the retailer than the wholesale merchant or manufacturer. If the law does not permit occasional raids on the part of inspecting officers into wholesale ware- houses and manufactories, it is time that it did. These people sell as a retailer does, only it is on a much larger scale. THERE can be no person so senseless as to dispute the wisdom of our legislators in enacting that all children should be educated, and it is very plea- sant to think that the efforts now being made towards the attainment of this object will, in a few years, have resulted in greatly increased in. telligence amongst all-or very nearly all-the children in our country. But while universal education is in every respect a grand scheme, and one which will confer advantages upon the nation and individuals which it is impossible to over- estimate, it seems not only possible, but extremely probable, that the Education Department, in its zeal, may even yet be found at some future date to have committed a very grave error, not in per- mitting ignorance, but in making compulsory a system of over-education. In making this asser- tion, we do so with due respect for the liberty of every man in the kingdom to have his children educated to the utmost extent in his power; this is his birthright as an Englishman, and it cannot be wrested from him. But we all know that there are, unfortunately, great numbers of per- sons who cannot afford to pay large sums of money for this purpose, and it is in aid of these that for a very long time past voluntary schools were conducted in all parts of the country, for the most part under the auspices of the National Church (all honour to her for the noble work !), and of late years the Imperial Government has has taken national education under its control. The funds necessary for the support of such schools are found almost entirely by the upper and middle classes of society, the poorer classes, whose children receive the education, contribut- ing but a merely nominal proportion. We con- sider that it is nothing else than a national dis- grace there should be, in a rich and prosperous country like England, a single person who is unable to read and write, and are of opinion that Government, representing the country at large, can scarcely show too much energy in promoting the work. It seems, however, that the Committee of Council on Education have determined upon having the children of working men educated to a much higher degree than that indicated by us, if we are to form an opinion from the questions put to children in the schools by Her Majesty's Inspectors. In Standard II., children of eight or nine years of age are asked such questions as J these .—" What are the various motions of the earth ?" How can you prove to me the rotun- dity of the earth ?" What is a watershed ?" Many more than these might be adduced, but these examples will serve to show how very much more than the teaching of the three R's" is ex- pected from the teacher of the present day. It should also be remembered that the reputation of the master and the amount of Grant earned by the school depend upon the replies to such ques- tions, which appear positively absurd when we find that children so young are expected to be able to answer them. It may be all very well for the children-if their poor little heads are able to stand the cramming—that they should learn all they possibly can, but it is hardly fair to the ratepayers at whose expense the edu- cation issupplied. WE have reproduced the following editorial from the pages of this month's issue of Unity, a monthly journal for Foresters, Oddfellows, and kindred societies. Those of our readers who are members of such societies will, we are assured, be pleased to find that our humble effort to set forth some of the advantages of membership in their Orders has met with appreciation in an unexpected and influential quarter:— UWe extract the following excellent observa- Î tions from the Pontypool Free Press, a newspaper j that thoroughly identifies itself with the interests of friendly societies in the Monmouthshire Dis- trict:—'The present period shows more forcibly i than anything else could do the necessity for working men to make provision for the support of themselves and their families in times of illness or distress. None can guard against sickness and i disease, but it is in the power of all in the times of | their prosperity to associate themselves with bene- J fit societies, and by the payment of a mere nomi- nal sum compared with their receipts, to ensure a maintenance in the event of illness, and likewise a support for their families. The thoughtful and the provident man fails not to do this; but human nature is far from perfect, and many neglect be. cause they are not reminded or because they are ignorant of the benefits of such societies. If know- ing, and still unmindful, their conduct is sadly to blame. Publicity has done much to extend the scope ot friendly institutions, and we hope that in drawing attention to the subject our endeavours will not be without avail.' Earnest and thought- ful words like these cannot fail to help on the cause of friendly societies; and we congratulate the brethren in this important Anglo-Welsh county on the possession of a newspaper whose editor is so thoroughly in sympathy with the ob- jects which oir great previefoftt ssoeieti«e-}M*To in view."
ON DIT. BY AN ABERSTCHAN CONTRIBUTOR. V WHEN about to part with a friend and neigh- bour, it is very gratifying to know that the separating carries with it the expression of the hearty good wishes of those who remain behind and it was with no small amount of pleasure that I read in your last issue of the kindly regards expressed on behalf of the Rev R. Jones, of Fisgah,who is about leaving this country-let us hope-for a better, and where he may, under the invigorating influences and genial surroundings of his future home, secure for his wife, family, and himself the priceless blessings of health and prosperity; and in contributing my mite to the volume of hearty good wishes, I trust he will permit me to say to him, May your happiness be deep as the sea, and your heart as light as the foam." IT is to be deeply regretted that when the Literary Institute" of Abersychan was about re-opening into full bloom, a misunderstanding should have arisen respecting the rightful owner- ship of the books presented to the Literary and Scientific Institute" some years ago, which cir- cumstance is calculated to inspire a feeling the reverse of friendly towards the Very Rev Arch- deacon Crawley. It certainly has been the pre- vailing opinion in this district that the books be- longed to the members of the late Institute, and as one who has been looking forward with a fond desire" to again turning over the pages of some of the volumes, I heartily hope no reason- able efforts will be spared to convince the Arch- deacon-whose highest duty is to labour for the enlightenment and advancement of humanity- of the right of those persons who constituted the former Literary and Scientific Institute" to dis- pose of their books as they may deem most con- ducive to the general good.
FRIGHTFUL CARNAGE IN A LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. During the last revolution in Hayti a fracas took place in the Legislative Assembly of that Republic which, for extravagance of tragi-comicality, probably surpassed any incident of the kind ever hitherto re- corded in Parliamentary [annals. A Deputy named Petit Canal, one of the President's brothers, feeling himself aggrieved by an observation which fell from thp lips of De Lorm, another Member of the House, in the heat of ueuate, produced a revolver from his breast pocket, and shot his fellow-legislator dead. Tne occ- upants of the Opposition benches sprang to their feet with more than lightning promptitude, exhibited their six-shooters, and opened a brisk fire upon "the myrmidons of the Ministry," which was heartily re- turned by these latter. The practice made must have been pretty good-for within a few minutes forty Members of the House found themselves physically incapacitated from either speaking or voting upon the question actually under discussion. The public in the galleries soon yielded to the natural excitement gener- ated by the contemplation of this uncommonly animated debate, and commenced firing with genial impartiality upon both parties engaged. The police, summoned by the officers of the House to restore order, wired into' Deputies and spectators alike with sabres and revolvers The fighting now became general, and lasted until the floor of the House was plentifully bestrewn with corpses and wounded men. At length regular troops were brought up, infantry and artillery. The latter opened from the door of the Chamber with a mitrailleuse, and finding that weapon ineffectual to terminate the disagreement agitating the Assembly, discharged a few shells into the crowd of combatants, one of which permanently terminated the political career and Parliamentary functions of no less a person- age than the President of the Senate. This illustrious gentleman's fall seems to have been the signal for a suspension of hostilities. The dead were buried; the wounded conveyed to hospital or their private dwellings; and tranquillity once more reigned in the Parliamen- tary circles of Port-au-Prince. The number of new elections resulting from this cheerful little episode was, sa we arc informed very considerable. -Doily Telegraph.
'ittb$J Jilavvtagcs, aiib Ueatljs. DEATHS. Aug. 16, at the Rifleman's Arms Inn, Blaenavon, aged 30 years, Mr Llewellyn Lloyd.
PETER M'KENZIE'S advice is good: "If you have a greedy disposition, and the devil comes to you when you are in the act of giving, and tells you, 'You can't afford it,' say to him, If you don't keep quiet I'll double it," and he'll soon give it up. Christian Age.