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THE "PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS' IS SOLD BY THE FOLLOWING AGENTS: ABERSYCHAN. Mr BRAIN, Post Office. r Mrs I HOMAS, nr. Rail. Station ABERTILLERY Mr HIGGs, Stationer Mrs REES, Post Office BLAENAVON Mr PROBERT, Stationer Mr 1. MORGAN, News Agent CWMBRAN Mrs SAMUEL, Grocer, GARNDIFFAITII Mr CHAS. HERBERT GRIFFITHSTOWN Mr H. PEACH, Gen. Dealer PONTNEWYDD Mr FRANCIS, Bookseller. Mr Ptr A c HMNROT PONTNEWYNYDD [ Mrs JONES, Post Office ( MBS JENKINS. fHUGHES & SON, Booksellers I Messrs JONES & EDWARDS, PUNTYPOOL -i Booksellers I Mrs FARR, High-street I Mr H. JONES, Trosnant PONTYPOOL ROAD, MESSRS W. H. SMITH & SON TALYWAIN Mrs STONE, News Agent ===========5====—=====. DISPATCH OF MAILS TO AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. The dates given are those of the malls being made up in London. It is recommended to post letters in tha country a day or two before, and to write the route on he envelope distinct from the address. AMERICA-UNITED STATES. Letters Registered ioz. newspapers. Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. 2!d. ld. 4o?. 2 CANADA. Every Thursday 2id. ld. „ AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Sept. 11. New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania (via San Fran- ciseo) 6d Id 12 Queensland (via Brindisi) 8d 2d tJ Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania (via Brisbane <$• Brindisi) 8d 2d PONTYPOOL POST OFFICE. "V" DELIVERY OF LETTERS, &C. About 8.0 am., 10.15 a.m., and 4.15 p.m TIMES FOR POSTING IN PONTYPOOL. For London & all parts.11.0 a.m, 4.30 p.m, 7.0 p.m With additional stamp 11-10 4.40 „ 7.30 For Pontypool and neighbourhood, up to. 9.0 „ MONEY ORDER AKD SAVINGS BANK BUSINESS. From.9.0 a.m to 5.0 p.m TELEGRAMS. From 8.0 a.m to 8.0 p.m. Sundays, 8.0 a.m to 10 a.m SAILINGS OF THE WELSH PRINCE1 FROM NEWPORT Sept. 8 (to Bristol). 7.45 morning Sept. 10 tt 9.0 morning k Sept 12 1.15 afternoon FROM BRISTOL Sept. 6 (to Newport). 9.15 morning Sept. 8 (to Weston). 11.0 morning from Weston 6.30 afternoon Sept. 9 (to Newport). 10.30 morning Sept 11 „ 1.0 afternoon TRAINS. From Crane-street Station, M. R. & C. Co. i To Blaenavon, at— Sunday 9.45 | 12.45 3.45 f 6 35 [ 9.0 | 10.0 | 8.45 An extra train on Saturday only at 8.45 to Abersychan. To Newport, at | ^Sunday *.50 11.28 2.3 | 4.55 7.40 | 8.8 | 5.10 Ail extra train on Saturday only at 3.55. .Aa eit»: trsi" in Saturday onlv from NewnortiR t 1.50u ar- rive at Pontypool 2.20 and stop. From Pontypool Town Station, Trosnant. G.W.R. Co. „ To Crumlin, at— f Sunday 8'5* | 2.16 | 6.1 | 8.67 | 6.13 i A Poutvpool Road, at— I 10.16 | 1.44 5 43 I 11-8 | 9.14 From Pontypool Road. To Hereford at— I 7.40 10.30 | 1129 2.1013.4316.5 | 8.45 1 g.5 An extra train to Abergavenny at 11.23 a.m. To Monmoutli, at- 7.45 11.35 ) 2.15 I 6.10 An extra train to Usk at 8.40 a.m. To Newport, at- 8.35111.1-,112.2512.0 13.r)015.521 6.10|8.35|9.3 111.18 ) 9.26 The only DIRECT Line of Steamers to PHILADEL- PHIA is the AMERICAN LINE UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA EVERY WEDNESDAY, Calling ATQUEENSTOWN every THURSDAY First-class, full-powered Iron Steam- ships are appointed to Sail: ILLINOIS Sept. 10 *LORD CLIVE Sept. 17 ■PENNSYLVANIA Sep. 20 BRITISH EMPIRESep 24 INDIANA Sept. 27 *LORD GOUGH Oct. 1 Saloon Passage, 12 to 21 Guineas. lITà Intermediate Passengers carried on voyage marked thus* The only TRANS-ATLANTIC LINE sailing under ^UE UNITED STATES FLAG, and carrying the American Rafts for saving life, besides the usual complement of Lifeboats and an extra number of Life Preservers. The Accommodation for all classes of passengers is equal to any of the European Steamship Lines. Every Steamer carries a Surgeon and Stewardess. Passengers and goods are landed at Philadelphia on the Wharf of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, "'hich has the shortest and most direct route to all Places in the Western States. Passengers by this Line can pass direct into the Rail- road Cars without leaving the Landing Wharf, and Under the same roof, there are REFRESHMENT ROOM, United States Letter Box, Telegraph Office, Exchange office, and Baggage Express Office. 0 CABIN PASSAGE, 12 to 18 Guineas. Return Tickets, at reduced rates. STEERAGE PASSAGE as low as by any other FAST line, including an ample supply of Provisions. Steerage •Passengers are forwarded to New York or Boston with- out additional charge. INTERMEDIATE PASSAGE, including Beds, Bedding, *0d all necessary Utensils, and separate table, £888. Apply in Philadelphia, to Peter Wright and Sons, General Agents, 307, Walnut-street; in Queenstown, to N. & J. Cummins & Brothers and in Liverpool, to t( RICHARDSON, S PENCE, & CO., 17 and 19, Water-street. J. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. W. H. BANKS., Blaenavon. THOS, H. THOMAS, High-st., Tenby. JNO. THOMAS, Church-st., Tredegar. ALLAN LINE SHORTEST OCEAN PASSAGE TO AMERICA. Halifax, Canadian, and United States Mail. CoMrosED OF TWENTY FIRST-CLASS STEAMERS. paving LIVERPOOL every THURSDAY, and LONDONDERRY every FRIDAY for HALIFAX, QUEBEC, PORTLAND, & BALTIMORE. Through Put6'8 t0 B0ST0N> YORK, PHILADEL- PHIA, and to all points in CANADA & the STATES. Low Fares and excellent Accommodation. Passengers who secure their Tickets before leaving *>°toe are met at the Railway Station by an appointed of the Company, who takes charge of them until go on board the steamer. THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT grants ASSISTED PAS- AGES by the ALLAN LINE. J. Write for the Pamphlet "LORD DUFFERIN IN MANITOBA." T Apply to ALLAN BROTHERS & Co., Liverpool or Londonderry, or to J. R. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. FREDERICK SMITH, Shipping Agent, Bridge Street, Blueuavon. PIANOFORTES, By COLLARD & COLLARD, KIRKMAN, and other Best Makers, at 20 per Cent off their List Prices, FOR CASH. THE BEST and CHEAPEST PIANOFORTES and -L HARMONIUMS IN THE WORLD can be obtained at W. H. HASKINS' MUSIC WAREHOUSES, COMMERCIAL STREET AND CLUB BUILDINGS, PONTYPOOL. Price Lists free by post on application •SIT Send for List, and compare prices with, those of other Souses. 7-octave Pianoforte,in solid walnut 1 in case j 19 guineas. The Royal Pianoforte (7 octaves), 4ft. high by 4ft. 6in. wide, in fine ( 0- Italian walnut,with ivory-fronted 1 guineas, keys, and warranted for 10 yes V Harmoniums from £ 4. 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. AMERICAN ORGrANS. 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. RODERICK'S RIIEOIATIC CORDIAL, Price 1st. lid. An Effectual Remedy for Gout, Rheumatic Gout, Sciatica, Lumbago, AND ALL KINDS OF RHEUMATISM. THIS Preparation has been highly esteemed for many J- years, and its. great demand is chiefly due to the personal recommendation of those who have been bene- ed by it. IBAYljETTS 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 an(i )often fatal results, and by their direct action on the blood, renovate and invigorate the whole system.-Sol(I 11l boxes, at 7td., 15. l!d., (md 28. 9d. each. gs- Bayley's Family Pifls 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. Caerau Park Collegiate School, NEWPORT, nJON. HEAD MASTER: Rev. T. MORTIMER GREEN. MASTER OF MODERN LANGUAGES: Mons. A. MOSER, B.A., Ecole Normale, Paris. Special Classes conducted by efficient Non-resident Masters. PUPILS are prepared for Commercial pursuits, the University Matriculation and Local Examinations, and the Medical and Law Preliminary Examinations. Excellent accommodation for boarders. Next Term commences WEDNESDAY, 10th SEPTEM- nER, 1879. For prospectuses, &c., apply to the Head Master. 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. rhe Oldest Wholesale and Retail Provision & Family Grocery Trade, CRANE-STREET, PONTYF^^l (AND GRIFFITHSTOWN,) ESTABLISHED 1787. JOHN DANIEL, Late DANIEL JONES. MONEY. NO LAW COSTS.—Loans from Y,10 to Y,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. H. LLEWELLYN, Accountant, &c., 1-1, Flannel-st., Abergavenny. HASH ADVANCED IN A FEW HOURS' N0- \J 1 ICE !—The Monmouthshire Loan & Discount Co. advance money daily, from JE2 to 42,000, to Trades- men, Farmers, Mechanics, and others, on their Stock- in-trade, Furniture, &c., without removal or incon. vnience in anyway; repayable by easy instalments; distance no object; all applications punctually attended to strictly private.-Apply personally, or by letter, to The Cross, Pontypool; or Abbey Row, Cwmbran. MONEYADVANCES, from Xio to xlooo, can now JIi- be obtained at a few hours' notice. No law costs; strictest secrecy. For particulars, apply to Mr. A BLOOM, Pawnbroker, Jeweller, &c., George-street Pontypool 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 au 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. AN EVENING BEVERAGE—Epps's Cacaoine (Quint- essence of Cacao) is equally liquid and refreshing as tea, affording moreover a sterling support to the system. Unsweetened. Each packet (6d.) is labelled "JAMES Errs & Co., Homoeopathic Che- mists, London." THE Pontypool General Furnishing Warehouses, CLARENCE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. 'VV..r.vvV'VV"VV\ a"nounces that Purchasers will find in his New and Bedsteads, Palliasses, SprinJ& M RraT\'r^nd Bedroom Suites'Iron and Wood P g Millpuff Mattresses, Feather & Millpuff Beds, & every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Pianofortes, Harnioniums, carpets, Matting, Floor Cloth, Door Mats, Reartb Eu £ s' Cntlery, Dinner Tea, and TOIlet Sets, Cooking Utensils, &c., &c.. A large proportion of Goods being Home-uiade, the quality may be relied upon. No effort is spared to give entire satisfaction. Goods delivered per Cart or Covered Van, free of expense. u_- -— SUMMER SEASON 1879 CLARETS FOR EVERY-DAY USE, PURE, WHOLESOME, BEVERAGE WINES OF FRANCE Shipped by W& A Gilbey jUrectfrom their Establishment in the r i0C t their Stores in London Ai ¡'1 "ug, t-, United K1:le. torn = Castle CLARET These four Clarets were bought by \V & A\ C 1/ "in? I Gllbey the estates of the Meuoc. Although Castle B CLARET m ^ch moderate r -w are of J N 1IR/ J remarkabl* quality and e «..• ••• 1/" 15/ i -r pure and wholesome as t) Castle C CLARET J produced. They are suitable eithei 10i- uel 1 'ft 10/ I at meals, diluted with water, or for general I lo/ Castle D CLARET UX^r0'1'andhaz'e bcai j Sottl*a ciar8ed V Per dozen, which ia allowed when returned, 8,oooto ro,ooo hotheads of Ck^^presenting6 aU the v^atCan o'f'th t0 the produce of the estate, from cx^ptional advantage of direct communication bet w, » ^nous g™wths of the Medoc district. Chateau Loudeuue offers the being situated in the neighbourhood of some of thp"fi^ "10" f:iyor^d districts of France and tliiscountry, Bordeaux and the sea, so that wines can be shinned vine>ar^5 tile. Rledoc, on the nver Gironde, and between expenses of transport up to Bordeaux, and the S fCt J1'1 r'OUs estates without having first to incur the stores erected at Loudenne by VV & A Gilhev ?es t stor'ng» and re-shipp»i^ from thcncc. 7'i.c Gironde, and are of a ioagniti.de and comDietonl-l Ul<l f''j°ininS ,b.ul,lI'n";S. are among the most striking objects on the above arrangements \V & A Gilbey have placed >h L° i"'her attemP,ed 'n any wine-producing country while by the or „ »t ,h. jznszzss&xr *• o< SPARKLING "BRUT-SAUMUR" CHAMPAGNE FROM FRANCE-FIRST 0 UALITY -_+- FIRST SHIPMÈNTiECEIVED IN MARCH. 1879 been wkhTnSnemfgrisf viz^ha'^of ajfrf?8 been feIt,^ the Pro,fc^°^ but which perhaps previously has „« The man in perfecthealth mav drinku-h^^K' P^esparkl'Hg, and moderately stimulating bevernge at a reasonable price, but iH e prefe s a drier ^ne here k ^kes best witjout fear of .the small „ity of sugar in the ordinary same wine merchants Uo oriSv YC wli' on'y rd<J "'c' lhf 'mP°«ers of this Sparkling Brut-Saumur are the W & A Gilbey. of the Pantheon, Oxford Street'V,Z-Messr^ BRAND ON CORK LA>CN BRA:-ID ON CORK IN CASES CASTLE Per Dozen Per Dozen BRUT CastIe "BRUT-SAUMTJR"—A pure, light, and moderately ) B°"'es Ha?;Bo^'« SAUMUR stimulating Sparkling Wine, entirely free from added saccharine ( 33/ 18iQ w J fnce the completion of fermentation, and especially suited for j 'nvalids from its peculiar dryness and tonic qualities. • SPARKLING SAUMUR CHAMPAGNES The introduction by W & A Gilbev of these PactlA Q A TTlUITTr* I Champagnes from the'vineyards of San'mur long 1 uastle oAU MUR SUv^Foa known for producing genuine, wine in "bu,a„ce° f S5/ 14/6 has, owing to the favorable opinion of the Medical > Castle SAUMUR GoU FM I L'r, es,on as to their excellent quality, and W & A i 30/ 17/ I Gilbevs arrangements for offering them at very T low prices, led to an almost unprecedented demand. Sample Bottles or &ny quantity bearing W A Gilbey'* Seals and Labels can be obtained from their AGENT- FREDERICK PHILLIPS, Grocer, Commercial Street, PONTYPOOL SELLING OFF I SELLING OFF I CLEARING OUT THE REMAINING PART OF SUMMER STOCK -A_t a Grreat Sacrifice.. =~4—- "1 MRS. POTTER, ALBION HOUSE, GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL, RESPECTFULLY INFORMS HER CUSTOMERS THAT HER Half-Yearly Sale, previous to Stock-Taking, COMMENCED SATURDAY, AXJGhTJST 10. tit Do not forget that this is a SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY given to the Public TWICE A YEAR, when Mrs. POTTER would recommend all to come and see for themselves. WRINGTON ARMS, (LATE RAILWAY INN,) PONTYPOOL. Close to the Monmouthshire 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. Panteg & Llanvrechva Permanent Building Society. r T.'Or< J 1 2s. a month upwards. Deposits ki receiveu at u __L st Money read" 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, Ao-ent Cwmbran; and B. H. MADGE, Secretary, Pante»- Steel Works, Panteg. ° PROMENADE CONCERTS, ITALIAN GARDENS, PONTYPOOL PARK. BY THE KIND PERMISSION OF J. C. HANBURY, ESQ. THE Pontypool Amateur Musical SOCIETY "pESPECTFULLY inform the Clergy, Gentrv XI Professional Gentlemen, and Tradesmen of the neighbourhood that THE PONTYPOOL AMATEUR EEED BAND will perform in the above Gardens EVERY THURSDAY EVENING until the end of OCTOBER, at 6.30. To these performances, the So- ciety s Complimentary Ticket will admit the wholl of a family, FREE OF CHARGE. Complimentary Tickets may be obtained on application to Mr F. PHILLIPS, Grocer, Pontypool; or Mr W. SEWELL Clarence Hotel, Trosnant. JOHN MOSELEY, Carriage Builder, Wheelwright, Shoeing & General Smith, PARK ROAD, PONTYPOOL, HAS in Stock a quantity of Prime Oak Gate Posts JU. and Gates; also Oak Planking and Scantling for Railway Wagons, at low prices. 4ta2 X)IRMINGHAM GOODS, for Auctioi^ers^W. JJ keepers, Hawkers, Tea Shops, &c. Agents Wanted. Wholesale Book, Post-free. Address, HENRY MAY (285) Birmingham. PURSES! PURSES!! RUSSIA, MOROCCO, AND CALF LEATHEKS, IN GREAT VARIETY. Special Value in 6d. and le. Purses. HUGHES- & SON, STATIONERS, &c., PONTYPOOL. COMMERCIAL ST., PONTYPOOL. ESTABLISHED 1825. (Formerly occupied by Mr JaJnes Weare, and Mr Jaa. Brown.) Go COP..IIELL, Saddler, Gig, Carriage, and Cart Harness Manufacturer, BEGS to solicit a continuance of the liberal support J-) lie 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 Reputation for Hunting Saddles, 4- all kinds of Horse Clothing for Summer Winter Wear. PORTMANTEAUS & LAlJIES' BAGS.—LONDON WHIPS, BITS, & SPURS. LEATHER .J11LLBAiY1J8 FOR ALL KINDS OP JIACIliyjsjiY, 011 the Shortest Notice. Experienced Workmen sent to any part of the Country. All Harness made on the Premises, and at Reduced Prices. Fine Art Embroidery. MATERIALS FOR CREWEL EMBROIDERY IN NEW DESIGNS, COMPRISING— The New Venetian Antimacassars, Brackets (Japanese Figures), Five o'clock" Tea Cloths, 8fc. Doyleys from 3d each, in damask, linen & oatmeal cloth. Crewels, Is 9d a doz.; Embroidery Silks, 2s a doz. Superior Ice Wool for Crochet, &c., 7d per ball. Swiss Knitting Cotton in Balls. HUGHES & SON, Stationers, &c. PONTYPOOL. 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. New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. CfPECIAL ADVANTAGES are offered to persons U 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. AND OTHER LINES. For Fares, and other information, apply to the Loca[Agent.-To Canada, from X4 to Australia, from 14 guineas to New Zealand, from £ 16. EMIG-RATION. TO prevent Disappointment, Delay, and Extra Expense, EMIGRANTS Are advised to Secure their Berths before leavinrr 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 MORGAN. GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. ENJOY TOUR MEALS WITH FURLOW'S New Arrowroot Cake FURLOW'S New Rice Cake FURLOW'S New Kinloc Cake FURLOWS Rich Pastry FURLOW'S Savoury Pies FURLOW'S Pound Cake; and FURLOW'S Wholesome Bread CRITERION, CRANE ST.. PONTYPOOL. JAMES ELLIS, OF WEST PLACE, PONTYPOOL, A TOST respectfully begs leave to inform his friends 1 and the public generally, that he has TAKEN THE SHOP LATELY OCCUPIED BY Alr T. PROSSER, next door to Messrs. Davies & Saudbrook, OkANE STREET, for the purpose of Selling GOOD AND GENUINE BREAD, AT THE SMALLEST LIVE-AND-LET-LIYE PROFITS; ALSO, CONFECTIONERY AND GROCERY IN LIKE MANNER; and he will feel thankful for any patronage with which be may be favoured. 6 Tea, Coffee, and other Refreshments provided at the shortest notice. Cpmfortable Roo-ns and well-aired Beds for respect- able persons recommended by friends. September 3rd, 1879. N 0 T C E. GEORGE WILLIAM RODWAY, of Little Mill, T begs to thank his friends for the support that he has received, and to inform them and the public generally, that he has discontinued the Horse Slaugter- ing Business, and that he has disposed of the whole of his Stock-in-Trade to Mr CHARLES COURT, of Tilbach Farm Horse Slaughtering Establishment, Mam- hilad, to whom he trusts they will give their future orders. Dated this lit day of September, 1879. CHARLES COURT, Successor to Panniers, Kent, Gibbs, and Rodway I'K;EN«ED HORSE SLAUGHTERER, TILBACH FARM, MAMHILAD, Nit PONTYPOOL. The utmost value given for Live and Dead Horses, Cattle, &c., and fetched away, within a distance of 20 miles, on the shortest notice. CART GREASE MANUFACTURER. Telegrams and Orders promptly attended to. 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. Guai anteedFirst-class Illuminating Power. THOMAS CORNER J -.rNrt, Auctioneer & Appraiser, 42, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. RENTS COLLECTED. Experienced Bailiffs employed for the Recc"'ery of Rents, Bills of Sale, &c. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. J. H. WAINWRIGHT, AUCTIONEER, VALUEE, 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 exercising a strict, cai'etul, and punctual attention to all matters with which he may be favoured, to merit a share of public support. The Florentine Electric Hair Brush ALL PURE BRISTLES (NOT WIRES), IS guaranteed to Cure Headache and Neuralgia in from 2 fo 5 minutes. Independent of its valuable properties, it is really a Cheap Hair Brush. No. 1, 21 2, 2/6; 3, 3/; 4, 3/6; 5, 4/; 6, 4/6. SOLE AGENT FOR POXTYPOOL & NEIGHBORHOOD H. FOX, Hair Dresser, Perfumer, and Ornamental Hair Manufacturer. LADIES COMBINGS lIIade up in any Style, J. E. BUNSTON, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, George Street, Pontypool, (Next Door to the Full Moon), Por 16 years with Mr D. Evans, Commercial St., BEGS respectfully to inform the Clergy, Gentrr, and JD Inhabitants generally of Pontypool and Neigh- bourhood, that he has just 0 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 patronage. a Repairs 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, 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 and expeditiously executed on the Premises.-CHARGES MODERATE. Early Closing in Blaenavon. THE DRAPERS of this Town have consented to -L CLOSE their Establishments at Eight o'clock on Mondays, and Seven o'clock Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; Thursdays at Two p.m., as usual. Com- mencing from September 1st, continuing until March 1st, and to remain as a permanent custom annually. The Public are requested to keep this notice in view, as it will prove a great boon to the Assistants employed, both for health and recreation. The IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD ALES PALE ALES, AND STOUT. IMPERIAL HEREFORD BREWERY. These well-known HOUSEHOLD ALES are unrivalled for purity, delicacy of flavour, and excellence of quality and value combined. Mild Ales: IOd., Is, Is. 2d., and Is. 4d. per gallon. PqIa A I/, SO U A light, tonic, bitter, of pleasant *<•*«» I 0<J)i J • flavour. Is.per gallon; firkins, Us kilderkins, 18s. Crystal Pale Ale: "IAJTK|SSK»,«J £ R- Golden Mild Ale: Export Mild Ale: Watkins's Hereford Stout (X.S.): Nutritious. The favouiite brand llrkins. (!) gallons) ]2s; kilderkins, i 18 gallons1 2ts. Delivered Carriage Free, in the West of England, in 9, IK 36, and 54 gallon casks. direct from the Brewery, or through the District Agents. Each Cask bears the brewery Label Trade Mark—An EAGLE, and naine, "IVA TKINS, HERBFORD." WII. PEGLER, JUN., PONTYPOOL, Appointed SOLic AGENT in Pontypool for these cele- brated Ales and Stout. Brewery prices, with liberal cash discount. The Pale and Mild Ales, at Is per gallon, are generally acknowledged to be the best in the Market.-Full Price List on application. F. I. WALL, Auctioneer and Vainer, MARKET ST., PONTYPOOL. CASH advanced prior to Sale upon all kinds of Pro \J 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, Housebo'-lers, and others, upon their Stock-in-Trade' Furni'-i -e, and Effects, without publicity.—Address as above. Or All kinds of Household Furniture, Surplus Stock, or Job Lots, bought for cash. REDUCTION IN PRICE. THE PRICE OF THE PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS is NOW REDUCED TO Id. IN order to meet the requirements of Local Adverti- J. 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 Printed in the County. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS, Of the kinds detailed at the head of the Small Adver- tisements on 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 Property of any kind of which the 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. a U 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. WEAK SIGHT. HENRY LAURANCE'S IMPROVED SPECTACLES. fR. E. B. FORD CHEMIST OPTICIAN GEORGE ST., BEGS to inform those troubled with defective vision -D that be 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 reading and walking. The clearness of your glasses, as com- pared with others, is really surprising. I shall at all times re- commend them." The Ven. Archdeacon PALMER, 17, Victoria-square, Clifton, writes:—"Henry Laurance's Spectacles are better than any I have had, especially for reading at night." C. B. Rajoczxpr, Ecq., M.D., 25, Cavendish-square, London, "-i Consulting Physician to the Westminster Hospital, writes "Your Spectacles are highly appreciated by me, and are a great mpro vement on my old ones, and suit my sight better." Air UE.Nity LAT, RANcE's pamphlet, "Spectacles: their iUse and Abuse," with a lengthened list of testimonials, can be had GRATIS on application to the AROYE AGENT, from whom these Spectacles can only be obtained. All Spectacles stamped" H.L." KINO'S First Visit to Pontypool WILLIAMS I CO. LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL, ARE THE SOLE AGEXTS FOB KINO & CO., LONDON, Court, Naval, & Military Tailors, and Habit Makers. A large Quantity of Garments, MADE BY THIS FIHM, Have already been supplied to the Clergy, Gentry, and Nobility of this Neighbourhood through Messrs W. R. WILLIAMS & CO. W-IR-WILLIA-,NIS &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 of these Goods. ORDERS ARE R-LCPECTFULLY SOLICITED I-OR Kino's 12s 6d Trousers] 1 Kino's 45s Suits \i Kino's 2ls Overcoats J J Gentlemen waited upon at their Residences. TERMS: Casli on Delivery. WILLIAMS & CO., London House. Pontypool. JOHN BERRIE, Dyer, French Cleaner, AND FINISHER. 14, OLDHAM S T B E jjj T, MANCHESTER. AGENTS FOR PON-TYPOOL-W. R. WILLIAMS & Co., Drapers, London House. ABERDLUE-D. Williams, Draper, 5, Commercial Place. CHEPSTOW—John Reynisli, Clothier, &c. PONTYPBIDD 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. I ARABLE FiKiSH whereby they hang much longer than by the usual method. ° The Most Extensive English Dyer WILLIAMS & CO., LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL. BIBLES for SCIIOOL REWARDS, &c. IN PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BINDINGS. Teachers' Bibles, different sizes and bindings, from 3/0. Hymn Books—Church Sci'vices—Prayer Books— Birthday and other Text Books. NOTE PAPER 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. (Tlte Dies cost from 1, 6 to 3-, and last for an indefinite time,) Good Cream laid Note Paper 5 qrs. 1 g 10 qrs. 2/9 Super „ „ 5 qrs. 1/10 10 qrs. 3/6 Brunswick (Rough) 5 qrs. I/{j 10 qrs. 2, 9 Envelopes to match at corresponding Rates. Samples, post free, on application HUGHES & SON, Printers and Manufacturing Stationers, PONTYPOOL.