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NEW SCALE OF CHARGES FOR PftEPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. i OXS THREE niBERTIO!* INSKBTIOysl 20 Words. 6d. 1/3 28 Words 9d. J" gi 36 Words. 1/- 2/3 44 Words. 1/3 2/9 52 Words 1/6 al6 The above charges apply only to the following classes of small advertisements, and must be PREPAID, or former rates will be charged. SITUATIONS WANTED. SITUATIONS VACANT. APARTMENTS TO LET. APARTMENTS WANTED. HOUSES TO LET. EXCHANGES. ARTICLES FOR PRIVATE SALE. MACHINERY AND TOOLS FOR SALE. BUSINESSES FOR SALE. LOST OR FOUND. MISCELLANEOUS WANTS. TRADE SPECIALITIES. One Penny per Line charged for each insertion under this heading, PREPAID for not less than 13 weeks. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, P ONTYP 0 0 L. AN EISTEDDFOD will be held in the above Chapel on MONDAY, NOVEMBER I7tb, 1879. CHAIRMAN-MR D. JONES. ACCOMPANYlSMISS DAVIES & ht ASHMAN. AWUDICATOIL-Mit D. BOWEN (Alaw Ebbw). In the Evening, a CONCERT will be given by the MOUNT PLEASANT CHOIR, in which the successful Competitors in the Quartet, Trio, Duet, and Songs, will take part. Eisteddfod to commence at 1.30, Concert at 8 p.m. PRICES OF ADMISSION Eisteddfod, Is. all parts; Concert, B)dy of Chapel, Is; Gallery, 6d; Children under 12, half-price. FIRST PRIZE—Anthem—"Open ye the getee!" by Choir of not less than 25, L5, &the Conductor, £ 1. Secretary-Mr JAMES HILEY, Albion Road, PontypooJ. GRIFFITHSTOWN Congregational Sunday School. THE ANNUAL SERMONS of the above School will be preached at the MECHANICS' INSTITUTE, GMRFITHSTOWN, on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, "hen the Rev D. EVANS, Cwmbran, will preach at 11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., and the Rev T. LL. JONES at 6 p.m. On Monday Evening, at half-past 7, a MEETING for Recitations, Singing, &c., will be held at the same place, when the Rev. T. LL. JONES will preside. Collections at the close of each Service. CRANE ST. CHAPEL, PONTYPOOL. THE ANNIVERSARY SERVICES in connection JL with the above place of worship will take place on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, 1879, when three SERMONS will be preached that in the Morning at 11 o'clock, by the Rev T. WILLIAMS, of Rehoboth and that in the Afternoon at 2.30, and in the Evening at 6 o'clock, by the Rev J. WILLIAMS, the pastor. Collections will be made after each service in aid of the Chapel funds. Globe Hotel, Pontypooi. MR. G. NEWTH, of the Bruce Hotel, Aberdare, begs to inform his friends and the public gene- rally that he has REMOVE J to the above couunoaiou, premises, where he hope. by a strict attention to business to merit the patronage of his friends, whose admiration will be excited by the living curiosities. GRIST MILL TO LET. TO BE LET, with immediate possession, the CrBI^I 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, I EIGHTEEN NEWLY-BUILT FREEHOLD C0T- J TAGES, together with a really good CORNER SHOP, commanding a first-class trade, situate at Sebas- topol, near £ ontyP°f>,» wuh»n three minutes' walk of I'anteg and Pontrhydyruil Railway Stations The above are let.to good Tenants, and can be sold I f9 !uWb°le °.r ln smaU Lots to suit purchasers. for further particulars apply to Messrs WHATMORE and BROWN, Builders, &c., Sebastopol. 4mp3 House and Shop to Let. FIRST-CLASS POSITION near Club Building, Pontypooi. LARGE SHOP, 20 feet by 20 feet; double front, plate glass, with store room of same size beneath. HOUSE contains eight good rooms, china pantry, outhouses, and usual offices. Private entrance from new road.-Apply to Mr HASKINS, Music Ware- house, Pontypool. n_- I Building Land, Pontypool. ELIGIBLE SITES for BUILDING, situate near Jj 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, Pontypooi, admirably adapted for business.—Apply to Mr DAVID DAVIES, Civil and Mining Engineer, Park Terrace, Pontypool. BICYCLE.—52 inch 41 Special Challenge nearly JD new; complete with all extras; TO BE SOLD; great bar-ain.- Wm. Bunning & Co., Pontypool. 3p2 EOR SALE, 12-inch brass-mounted Walnut Wood Level, with folding sights, plumb level, and move- able scale, showing rise and fall. Useful for laying drain pipes, batters of walls, &c. Price 15s 6d.— HUGHES & SON, Pontypool. 3ta2 ADVERTISER (16) wishes a SITUATION as Irn- prover in Dressmaking. Been in first-class house in a fashionable town.—Address R. care of Mr JUTSVM, Wainfelin, Pontnewynydd. 3mp2 TO LET, GOOD STABLE, with Hay Loft; also, -L large Yard, with convenient sheds, in West Place, P.ntyp,ool. -Apply to Mr E. H. DAVIES, Ironmonger, Pontypool. 3cp2 TO LET, MOUNT PLEASANT INN, Crumlin- street, Pontypooi.—Apply to William Bunning, Trosnant Stores. ANTED.-20 Boys, of good character; I VV special terms to those of 13 or 14 years of age. Apply to William Brown Witchell, South Wales Boot Manufactory, Abersychan. WANTED, 100,000 dozen Wine and Spirit Bottles. tV WILLIAM PEGLER, Jan., Wine and Spirit Mer- ebant, Pontypool. 3ta3 STABLE TO LET, two stalls, harness room, large 8 loft; also, with the above or separately, a Large Room, 30 feet by 20 feet.—Apply to W. PEGLER, Jun., Pontypool. 3ta2 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. ta EOR SALE, a splendid double-barrel breechloading GUN, No. 12 bore, central fire, by celebrated maker, and in perfect condition cost £10, will take JE5 10s. Od.—Mr A. FARR, Cwmbran, near Newport, Mon. 3mp3 FOR SALE, Prime Thatching Straw, Buckle Stuff, Poles for Fencing, Stakes for Dahlias, or Roses.-Apply to HENRY KNIPE, Coedygric, near Pontypool. MUSIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, and LATIN.—Mrs CLARKE (Diplomee), Railway Terrace; Pont aewynydd, RECEIVES PUPILS in the above. Salrs Im Jtoxta. LLEWYN-Y-LLAN FARM, NR. TREVETHIN CHURCH, PoNTYrooL, 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 SON 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 STOCK, 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 Sf Edwards, horse roller, turnip scuffler (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, blankets, sheets, counterpanes, bolster and pillow covers, carved oak linen cliest, 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 (very good), brass roasting jack, tin smoke screen, knives and forks, toasting forks, water cans, saucepans, brass and other candlesticks, mats, empty bottles, &c., &c. DAIRY UTENSILS, &c.—Churn, cheese press, vats, milk buckets, tins, and pans, butter and cream pots, bread and other pans, butter scales and weights, markers, pails, seives, benches,brown and other ware. Also some very nice home cured hams and bacon. Luncheon, by Ticiet, at 10.30, Sale at 12. Auctioneers' Office, Clarence-st., Pontypooi, Aug. 21st, 1879. FREEHOLD HOUSES, GARDEN A BUILDING LiND SEBASTOPOL, PAN TEG, IVRAR PONTYPOOL. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, r.Y WAITE & SON n,! THURSDAY, 11th SEPTEMBER, 1879, at the CROWN INN, SEVASTOPOL, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon, THE FOLLOWING FREEHOLD HOUSES, GARDENS, & BUILDING LAND, Situate in Railway Terrace, near the Brickyards at Seba,topol LOT I.-Two Freehold Houses and Gardens, adjoin- ing together, situate in the said Railway Terrace, and in the respective occupations of James Meredith and James Cooper, as weekly tenants. LOT 2.—Two similar Freehold Houses and Gardens, adjoining Lot 1, and in the respective occupations of James Leopard and Benjamin Walters, as weekly tenants. LOT 3.—Two similar Freehold Houses and Gardens, separated from Lot 2 by a piece of garden land, and in the occupations of Samuel Virgin and Thomas Jones, as weekly tenants. LOT 4.—A Piece of Garden Land, suitable for build- ing two houses, situate between Lots 2 and 3. With this Lot will be sold the right to use the outside end walls of 2 and 3 as party walls. The Property adjoins the Railway from Ponty- pool to Newport, is free from ground rent, near the main road, the Panteg Steel Works, several other important manufactories, and Pontrhydyrun, Panteg, & Griffithstown Rail- way Stations. The Houses are well-built, and covered with slate; there is a good well of water, and also a pump upon Lot 1, and a right to the user thereof will be reserved to 0 the purchasers of the other Lots. To View, apply to the Tenants, and for further particulars to the AUCTIONEERS, Pontypool, or to Messrs. RAY & BUSH, Solicitors, No. 9, Bridge Street, Bristol. SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY ALBION TEEEAOE PONTYPOOLr MON. MESSRS. WAITE & SON HAVE been favoured with instructions to SELL H BY AUCTION, at the SWAN HOTEL, PONTY- POOL, on THURSDAY, the 18th day of SEPTEMBER, 1879, at 3 for 4 o'clock in the Afternoon (subject to conditions to be then produced and read), the following Dwelling Houses, COTTAGES, CARPENTER'S SHOP, PREMISES, AND GARDEN GROUND, (Which will be Sold in Lots as undei):- LOT I.-All those Two convenient and well-built Dwelling Houses, very pleasantly situated as above, each containing front parlour, sitting room, kitchen, pantry, larder, 4 good bedrooms, and w.c., in the re- spective occupations of Miss Davies (the owner) and Amos Harris; Two pretty four-roomed Cottages, ad- joining, on the same line of frontage, now in the re- spective occupations of Margaret Davies and Ann Pope; and Two Tenements, Carpenter's Shop, Premises, and Garden Ground, situate behind the aforementioned houses and cottages, in the occupation of Thomas Wil- son and others, as monthly tenants thereof. LOT 2.—All those Two capital four-roomed Cottages and Gardens, situate adjoining Lot 1, and bounded on the back by Chapel-lane, now in the respective occupa- tions of Hannah Davies and Margaret Rogers, as monthly tenants. 0 The above Property being Freehold, pleasantly and conveniently situated on the main road from Pontypool to Crumlin, always commands good tenants, therefore renders it valuable either for investment or occupation. To View, apply to the Tenants; and for further particulars to the AUCTIONEERS, or to ARTHUR MORGAN, Esq., Solicitor, Pontypool. Dated-A.uctioneers' Offices, Clarence St., Pontypool, 28th Aug., 1879. PONTYPOOL. Desirable Residence and Freehold Building Land. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Mr. J. H. WAINWRIGHT, At the CROWN HOTEL, PONTYPOOL, on TUESDAY, the 16th day of SEPTEMBER, 1879. at 3 for 4 o'clock in the Afternoon (subject to the conditions of sale to be then and there produced), the following VERY ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES LOT t.-All that commodious and pleasantly situ- ated Messuage or Dwelling House, known as No. 9, Park Terrace, in Pontypool aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Messrs W. H. Lloyd and David Davies together with the Garden and Land thereto belonging. LOT 2.—All that Plot of Freehold Building Land, situate at or near Coedygric, in the parish of Lian- vrechva Upper, in the county of Monmouth, and known as Plot No. 123 of lands formerly belonging to the Pontypool Road Benefit Building Society. LOT 3.-All that Plot of Freehold Building Land, adjoining the lastly-described Lot, and known as Plot No. 129 of the aforesaid society's lands. The Premises comprised in Lot 1 are held for the residue unexpired of about 41 years, of terms granted and covenanted to be granted therein subject to the low ground rent of j61 5s per annum. The House is exceptionally well situated so as to command a most beautiful and extensive view of Pontypool Park Estate. Lots 2 and 3 are very eligible for building pur- poses, being within a short distance of the Panteg Steel and Engineering Works. Further particulars may be obtained upon applica- tion to W. H. LLOYD, Esq Solicitor, Pontypooi; to the AUCTIONEER, Club Chambers, Pontypool; or to Messrs. GREENWAY & BYTHWAY, Solicitors, Pontypool. ABERSYCHAN. GLANAVON HOUSE, (Within 2 minutes walk of the Railway Station); To HOUSEKEEPERS, PARTIES FURNISHING, AND OTHERS. Important Unreserved Sale of WeU-Manufactured, Neat, and Modern HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, AND OTHER EFFECTS, Including splendid Spanish mahogany wardrobes, mahogany bookcases, dining, centre, square, loo, Pembroke, side, and occasional tables, mahogany sofas, easy, dining, drawing, hall, and bedroom chairs LIBRARY OF BOOKS, 300 VOLUMES, by celebrated authors; pier, chimney, ard toilet glasses, in gilt and maho. gany frames, window curtains and blinds, Brussels and other carpets, hearthrugs, oilcloth, door mats, fenders and fire irons, cut glass, china, engravings, timepieces, butlers' trays, mahogany, halt-tester, tent, and iron bedsteads, with full sets of Damask and dimity furniture, straw palliasses, millpuff mattresses, prime feather beds, bedding, mahogany chest of drawers, oak and painted cupboards, wash- stands, dressing and toilet tables, chamber and toilet sets, night commodes, towel rails, oak hnen chests, sitz bath, and the 'usual kitchen and culinary requisites. MAHOGANY PIANOFORTE, (Broadwood Son); walnut work, side, and occasional tables, inlaid, rustic seats, circular flower stand (Coalbrookdale casting), wire flower stands, flower pots and plants. MR. J. II. "v AINWRIGHT Has been favoured with instructions from the Rev RICHARD JONES, (Pisgah,) who is about to leave for New Zealand, TO SELL BY AUCTION, on the premises as above, on THURSDAY, the 18th day of SEPTEMBER inst., commencing at Eleven o'clock sharp. The Furniture is exceptionally good and well-preserved, and may be viewed on the morning of sale. TO INVESTORS AND CAPITALISTS. SEBASTOFOL, NR. PONTYPOOL, MONMOUTHSHIRE. Sale of Valuable §■ Desirable Freehold Property MESSES. WILLIAMS AND YOUNG Beg to announce that they have received instructions to offer for SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the HANBVRY AKMS HOTEL, Griffiths Town, near Pontypooi, on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER THE 18TH, 1879, at 3 for 4 o'clock in the AfternooD, (subject to conditions of sale to be then produced, and in the following or such other Lots as may be determined upon at the time of Sale,) the undermentioned VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY AND PREMISES, COMPRISING LOT I.-All that well-built and most commodious Freehold Dwelling House, with large and productive Garden, Carpenter's Shop, and Out-buildings. The House is detached, and contains 2 sitting rooms, kitchen, and 4 bed rooms, w.c., &c. ThIs lot is in the occu- pation of the proprietor, Mr Joseph Davis, and will command the yearly rent of £ 35. The Garden contains a first-class Well, has a considerable frontage to the Main Road leading to Panteg Railway Station, and is a splendid Building Site, affording a good opportunity to Capitalists to satisfy the increasing demand for Dwelling Houses in the Neighbourhood. LOT 2.—All that Freehold Messuage, contiguous to Lot 1, in the occupation of Mr Edwin Perry, at the weekly rental of 5s. LOT 3.-All that other Freehold Messuage, adjoining Lot 2, in the occupation of Mr Pritchard, at the weekly oer rental of 4s. 6d. LOT 4.—All that Freehold Shop and Dwelling- House, with good Cellarage, adjoining Lot 3, and now in the occupation of Mrs Onion, at the weekly rental of 7s. The attention of Capitalists and Investors is drawn to this really good opportunity of acquiring a valu- able and desirable Freehold Property, standing in the midst of a populous and increasing district. The premises are pleasantly situated, face Main Roads, and are within 4 minutes' walk of the Panteg, and proposed Coedygric Railway Stations. Purchasers will have the option of buying the Pro- perty either subject to, or discharge from a Mortgage to the Provident Permanent Building Society, Exeter. Mr Joseph Davis, the Proprietor, will show the respective Lots, and for further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEERS, 5, Commercial Street, Newport, Mon.; or to Mr F. S. DAUNCEY, Solicitor, Albion Chambers, Newport, Mon. MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE LET BY TENDER, OR A YEARLY TENANCY, OR FOR A TERM, WITH POSSESSION AT MICHAELMAS, 1879. THAT desirable Farm, known as "GOYTREY HAL L," situate in the Parish of Goytrey, about 4 miles distant from Abergavenny, and 5 from Ponty- pool, and comprising 128 a. 2r. 31 p. of excellent Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Land, (chiefly Meadow and Pasture,) the whole of which has been drained. The House, which is commodious and comfortable, is suitable for a large family outbuildings in excellent order. The Proprietor does not bind himself to accept the highest, or any offer. Sealed tenders, marked Tender for Goytrey Hall," to be sent, not later than 22nd September, to Mr JAMES STRAKER, Auctioneer, Abergavenny. ABERGAVENNY HORSE SHOW AND AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF HUNTERS, HORSES, PONIES, HARNESS, AND SHOW OF STOCK, LIVE AND DRESSED POULTRY, BUTTER, a H E ESE, c., WILL BE HELD AS USUAL ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 1879, WHEN PRIZES, Amounting to HO be °ffere<^ upwards of for Competition. For Copy of Rules and Schedule of Prizes, apply to the Secretary, JAMES STRAKER, Auctioneer, Abergavenny. PROMENADE CONCERTS, ITALIAN GARDENS. As the PONTYPOOL AMATEUR nEED BAND have been engaged to play at the Abergavenny Flower Show on THURSDAY NEXT, they will NOT play in the Italian Gardens that evening. T. MORGAN, Hon. Sec.
STOCK AND SHARE LIST. Supplied by Messrs. THACKERAY & SAYCE, Stock and Share Brokers, 1, Pearson-place, Cardiff RAILWAYS. Paid Prices Stock Great Western £ 100 96 97 x.d „ London and North Western 100 .137 138 x.d „ Monmouthshire. 100 .147 149 x.d „ Rhymney 100 .149 151 x.d Taff Vale 100 .212 214 x.d PREFERENTIAL. Stock Monmouthshire 5 per cent. 100 .118 120 xd 12 Do. New. convertible 6 10| 114, X.d Stock Taff Vale No 1 100 .212 214 x.d „ Do. 4i per cent 100 .110 112 Do. 5 per cent 100 .120 121 GUARANTEED AND LEASED Stock Rhymney, 5 p. c. guaranteed 100 .118 120 x.d 50 Aberdare, 10 per cent 50 .118 120 20 Coleford Mon., & Usk, 5 p.c. 20 23 23% x.d 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 .122 124 Great Western 5 per cent. 100 .liS 130 „ Taff Vale 4 per cent 100 .102 104 BANKS. 20 Bristol West of EngiandjLim. 7. 7i n 4 4 100 Glamorganshire Banking Co. 100 .135 140 x.d 10 Glauiorgan-bire 10 13j 14 x.d 10 London & Provincial, T im. 5 10J III 50 National Provincial 21 69 71 20 National Provincial 12 39 41 10 North and South Wales, 10 27 2n 20 Swansea (Limited) 7 7-1 8 GAS. 10 Aberdare ""0 10 11 Stock Bristol. „ Cardiff A 10 per cent „ Do. B 8 per 25 Do. Sharer 10 Llyrivi Val' Stock Neiv'pnrt A „ Do. 20 Do. 25 Swanst 25 Swansc 10 Bridgend Stock Do. „ Pontypoolt 12 Do. ( 10 Do. (Max. 7 p. i, OJ J. 10 Ystrad 10 20 21 WATER WORKS. 25 Bristol 25 63 64 Stock Cardiff 100 290 300 11 Do. 1860 100 .170 180 10 New 6 12 14 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. New 7 13 15 Stock Pon typridd 5 p. c. Preference 100 107 112 MISCELLANEOUS. Stock Alexandra Dock, 6 p. c. Pref. 100 .110 120 11 Ditto 8 p.c. Pref. 100 ..120 130 10 Bristol and South Wales Wagon Co., Limited I. 6t 6Jx.d 23 Ebbw Vale 20 3 § 100 Nantyglo and Blaina Iron Works, Preference 100 14 16 10 Newport Abercarn Colliery 10 4 5 5 Do. Tramways 5. 21 3! 20 Patent Nut and Bolt, Lim. 14. 18 19 50 Rhymney Iron, Limited 50 16 18 15 Do. New 15. 5 50\. 25 South Wales Colliery 24. 2 50 Tredegar Iron&Coal, ALim. 24 11 13 25 Do. do. B Lim. 25 16 18 Bank Rate 2 per cent. (since 10th April). SELLERS Taff Vale Stock Cambrian Railway Preferences Great Western Railway Ordinary Stock Pontypool Gas and Water "B Shares London and Provincial Bank Shares Bristol and West of England Bank Shares Glamorganshire Canal Shares Mercantile Marine Outfitting Co.; Shares at 21 THACKERAY & SAYCE, CARDIFF, September 3, 1879.
PRESBYTERIANISM IN PONTYPOOL AND GRIFFITHSTOWN." To the Editor of the Free Prets. Sir,—In the last issue of your paper my attention was called to a paragraph under the above heading, which at the preset is somewhaf misleading |o the public. In accordance with your request as to the present state of affairs in connection with the Presbyterian Church in Griffithstown, I beg to state that some strangers paid a visit here four or five months ago, when the Church through some causes had fallen off. I undertook to re- side in Griffithstown in the commencement of June last, when the Church was quite without a shepherd. The nnmber that came together the first Sabbath was small, 11 t but not so low as the number (7) in Morien's" state. ment. The increase from that Sabbath until just the present has been upwards of 60, that is at the rale of 7 in the congregation per week, and in the Sabbath School at an average of 5 per week. We have, moreover, with the aid of friends in the neighbourhood, established a Band of Hope which works well, and now numbers 200 members. This brief statement it is hoped will be some guide to the present state of things here. The anniver- sary services were held last Sabbath at the Drill Hall (kindly lent for the occasion by Captain Wright), when the public put in a favourable appearance, and the col- lections were good during the day.-Yourig, &c., W. S. WILLIAMS.
To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,—I find a statement in your last issue upon the state of several of the churches in Griffiths- town, which, if unanswered, might mislead the public. Ist. The Presbyterian cause is not as stated, but stronger, the average attendance being 14. 2nd. The Wesleyans are not weak, but strong, both in numbers and finances, as the chapel is clear of debt and gene- rally filled, there being about 200 children in school during last month; and I may say that if the chapel had been enlarged, this cause would have been very much stronger, as there is no place for the people to worship in, the Drill Hall and Mechanics' Institute having to he borrowed for the purpose of holding special services. 3rd. The Baptist Chapel does not average 400 attendants, as I have been there on seve- ral special occasions, and have not found that number present. I do think, Mr Editor, that if anything is said in reference to the churches, it should be a truth- ful statement. Hoping you will pardon my trespassing so much on your valuable space,—I beg to remain, A VISITOR. [Our correspondents will bear in mind that the para- graph of which they complain was taken from the Western Mail, and w- at the time.-E D. F. P.1,
To the Editor of the Sir,—I wish to correct your repu, Board meeting in reference to Malthouse-ii, reporter makes me say that the wall was damagea hauling to the mortar.mill during the making of the new road, and that I thought the Board was in honour bound to repair it. It should have been road, and not wall. As rights of way are important to the public generally, I wish to explain the matter more fully in case the road should be stopped. From George-street to my warehouse is repaired by the Board, and from my place to Mr Havard's is the piece of road in question. That piece of road was in good repair when they com- menced hauling to the mortar mill. What I say is, If they refuse to accept it for the use of the public, they are in honour bound to leave it in as good repair as they found it. The road has become a very important communication between Pontnewynydd and the upper part of George-street, and there is a lot of tratfic, es- pecially coal, going over it. Kiioiving that in time it would want repairing, and it would become a question who was to do it, I spoke to Mr Havard, and we agreed to forego all our private rights, and offer it to the Board for the use of the public. If our offer is refused we cannot be expected to keep the road in repair, and we must close it against all traffic but foot-passengers. Query If foot-passengers have a right, does it not be- long to the public ? & ought not the public to repair it ? Yours, P. ECKERSLEY.
To tI" Editor of the Fret Preis. He that steals my purse steals trash, but he that filches from me that which is indeed my all, robs me that he may en- rich himself and beggar me (very much Shakespeare). Sir,—In reply to the letter of An Englishwoman" in your issue of Saturday last, I beg to give a direct contradiction to the assertion that M. H. Cobb is the author of the song in question, the words being origi- nally mine (four verses, as stated, but without the re- petition of the last line in the verse), written by me while employed at Messrs. Smith & Co.'s, St. Augus- tine's Parade, Bristol, in the year 1874, and sold to Mr Alfred Henry Capron, the celebrated comedian, mimic, &c., then performing at the Foresters' Hall in that town. Mr John Grimes, wholesale confectioner, Old Market Street, Bristol, being also presented with a manuscript copy, as doubtless he will state, if writ- ten to on the subject. A copy was also forwarded to Mr R. H. Probert, Hamilton St., Newbury, Cleveland, Ohio (formerly of Pontypool). The reason of three verses only appearing in your publication was because I use the song in an entertainment a lady and myself are giving, viz., The world we live in-Past and Present" (bill enclosed), four verses taking up too much time to sing in any entertainment where various characters are represented and in this curtailed man- ner I sent it to you for publication. I may state that this is not the only case in which I have been charged with appending my name to other people's produc- tions, two instances of which I illustrate, viz.: The Lay of a Comedian" (Mr George Belmore), words originally written by me while Stage Manager at Gor- don's Varieties, Southampton, in the year 1877, and which, I believe, appeared in your paper in that year, has within the last six months been published by Messrs Francis Bros. & Day, words by E. C. Dunbar and Vincent Davies. I had previously sold a copy to the former gentleman. The Kind Loving Faces at Home, words originally supplied by me, music by Mr William Sewell, Clarence Hotel, Pontypool (published in the Musical Budget in the year 1876, to the best of my memory), sung by the St. James's Hall Minstrels for three months nightly in the early part of the fol- lowing year, and for which I received an acknowledge- ment from Mr Burgess. In February last I received a copy from a friend of mine of the same song, words by B. O. Nicholls, music by I. Goldsmidt, published by Mr J. Frazer, of Leeds. Later still (May last ) the song was claimed as being written by Mr Creech, music by Mr Stringes, both members of Sam Hague's Minstrels, and sung by the former gentlemen for the first time in Cardiff during their visit there. In both cases the words and music were identical with the one published in 1876. I should thank "An Englishwoman to inform me, through you, where I may obtain a copy of the song, QLs I may perhaps identify the music as that sung by:Mr Capron, who was in Brisbane, Australia, in the year 1875; but I could not presume to say his correct name was Cobb. I enclose a list of a few songs which, perhaps, An Englishwoman may find some illegitimate authors for,-originally written by Yours respectfully, THOMAS JAMES JENKINS, Professionally known as Bob C. Harrison," Author, Comedian, and Character Actor." Theatre Royal, Windsor, Sept. 1. We all must pav thp foil —'Tis sad to bid the last +h.. brooklet in the „ me performance j., 1879, and in this we vU liarrison and Miss Cd-rry Newton are cuvi,excised to perform an eccentric and mirthful Melange, entitled "The world we live in, past and present."—ED. T.Pj ck"
THE events of the week have been few which call for our comment, and locally speaking, there has been little which merits notice at our hands. Re- ligious services seem to be the prevailing feature, and it is also a healthy sign when we have again to record, for the second week in succession, that scarcely any magisterial business has engaged the attention of those entrusted with the administra- tion of justice. Probably one exercises a favour- able influence upon the other, and the effects of the first may be the cause of the immunity from exer- tion which has been experienced in the latter. Whether a more thoughtful spirit has come over the minds of the people, from which they have a higher regard for, and pay a nobler tribute to, the promptings of the better feelings of human na- ture, is more than we should venture to affirm but we are glad to give the fact its most charitable construction. It may possibly be that the hard times which all classes are now experiencing, and which have so greatly stayed the circulation of money, have prevented an expenditure among the working classes which before had often led them into trouble, occasionally with the effect of their having to appear before a judicial authority. Truth is great, and will surely prevail, and subse- quent time must determine the problem. Mean- while we congratulate the neighbourhood upon its peaceful aspect and the marked absence of crime which is so evident within it.
ON DITy. BY AN ABERSYCHAN CONTBIBtrTOR. I HEAR it rumoured that the much-talked-of new line is likely to be opened on the 16th of the month, and hope it may be true, but we have heard the cry of wolf" so often that a little doubt seems natural. I suppose if not then, it will happen some time, so we had better wait, as patiently as may be, for that happy period when our poor feet will be spared much weary tramp- ing, which they now take because trains are like angels' visits, few and far between." The big coal companies, also, will save many a penny when the old inclines are superseded, and the trucks are carried along more directly and speedily than in days of yore. IT appears to be the intention of Government that the working of a coal pit on economic prin- ciples should be increasingly difficult. By a re- cent regulation, the employment of boys under fourteen years of age is prohibited, and even when their age admits of it they must not go down below until they have passed the oth stand- ard. Where is cheap labour for what has hitherto been considered boys' work to come from ? Not out of the present price of coal, I fancy. IT seems that our gallant volunteers will pay a visit to Usk on Saturday. I remember on a former occasion of their going to that quiet little town, it turned out to be an exceedingly wet day, in more respects than one. It is to be hoped that the special train which is to bring them from there in the evening will have the politeness to wait until officers and men are all comfortably seated on board for their homeward-bound voy- age, to prevent the possibility of any combative captain complaining cantankerously of the cool character of the company's conduct in not con- triving that the carriages could continue to be kept at the station for more than an hour. Such a catastrophe might cause the station master to look errayer +' "qual, if it did not make him ¿. jc — wall and church to relieve Uo Consecration and services in connection therewith are all said to have been very successful. I am pleased to find that the Rector of Merthyr is as popular as ever in these parts, as his congrega- tions on Sunday showed. That was a crush in the evening, people standing on all available spots where chairs were not, and even swarming into the chancel, and clustering round the Com- munion table, inside the rails. I hear that some rather High Church folks do not particularly care for the Rector's plainness of speaking; but never mind, he can attract large congregations, even if there are Dissenters among them, and his preach- ing "sticks" and gets remembered far longer than the usual High Church style. Apropos of the Rector's pathetic allusion to the sorrowful partings of emigrants from their friends, which called forth some tears, there is another side to the picture, of which he may possibly not be aware. A husband may leave the railway station in the first train, to be fol- lowed by his loving spouse in the next, the un- furling of the yellow flag of jealousy having been the cause of the brief-but not judicial or judicious—separation of once round the clpck, and the once-again happy pair, thus dis-united for a few short hours, may together leave the shores of perfidious Albion" to live a re- united life in the United States. These may be followed in a few days by another re.united couple, between whom may once have rolled the heaving billows of the broad Atlantic,which re- quired three times crossing before the United State was reached at last. I AM glad to learn that the fund for the testi- monial to our old and esteemed friend, the Rev. Richard Jones, is getting on so favourably, both within his congregation and outside of it. May it prove worthy of him.
PONTYPOOL PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY. (Before Colonel BYRDE, Chairman E, J. PHILLIPS, Esq., and C. J. PARKES, Esq. A GAKG OF TRESPASSERS-PAINFUl. SCENE. Evan Jones, William Jones, Levi George, Joseph Gould, Edward Turberfield, and John James, young men and boys, from Cwmyniscoy, were summoned by Mr D. Llewellin for stealing a quantity of growing apples from his orchard, situate in the parish of Llan- frechva Upper, on the 2ith of August last.—Mr Wat- kins appeared for the defendants, and gleaded guilty in the cases of Gould and Turberfield.-Mr Llewellin said it was coming to this—whether a landowner in the country could say his property was his own. The defendants trespassed upon his property, stole his goods, and defied his bailiff by pelting him with stones. They also used the most violent language they could utter, and now he (Mr Llewellin) claimed proper protection from such people.-Arthur Hicks deposed to seeing the defendants on Mr Llewellin's property, and in cross-examination said he saw seve. ral of them throw stones at the bailiff and his dog.— William Williams, who gave his evidence in a most unsatisfactory manner, stated that he was in com- plainant's employ as bailiff. On the previous Sunday he was at the Greenway Farm, and saw two lads in the orchard. There were others on the premises who threw stones at him, but he could not recognise any of them.—Cross-examined The boys were a quarter of a mile from him when they threw the'stones (laugh- ter),—Mr Llewellin: He doesn't know what he is saying; he told me a very different tale before.—P.c Gardner stated that he had made inquiries into the affair, and several of the defendants admitted being on the premises of Mr Llewellin, but said they did not steal apples.—Mr Watkins contended that the charge against the other four defendants, separating the two for whom he pleaded guilty, was not estab- lished. He therefore submitted that the Bench could only convict the two. They were not here to answer a charge of trespass, and that could not be proceeded with. He claimed the discharge of the other four.- The Bench said the evidence against these four was not legal proof, and dismissed them. Gould and Turberfield would be fiued 10s each or 7 days.—The "no of the defendants, who was unable to court, and had to be carried sobbed bitterly -.1- vr au assault, and there -as.-—Mr Gardner appeared for .iiuu., case painfully illustrated the quotation, Oh, how sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." The magistrates asked the parties to retire with their solicitor and try and arrange matters, so that domestic grief might not be exposed in a court of law.—Mr Gardner said his client had done all in his power, and had sought the inter- vention of friends to bring about a reconciliation. He was indeed willing to make a sacrifice in order to ef- fect this, for the reason that his wife, the son's mother, was in a dying state, and if she heard of this unnatural quarrel it might have a very serious effect. Mr Phillips told the son that if he had any of those feelings which a child should have for his parent he would not proceed further in such a case, especially when he found that his mother was probably on her death-bed. Let bye-gones be bye.gones.-Mr Minor said he asked his son home to dinner with him for the reason that he wished him to see his mother and prevent any suspicion in her mind of things being as they ought not to be, but he only went and broke open a box and took some things away.—The Bench strongly advised the son to arrange matters without going into evidence, and the parties retired.—On re- turning, after a considerable absence, Mr Gardner said his client had done all that he possibly could, but without effect. If the son would say that he was sorry for what had taken place and return the goods which he had improperly removed, he was willing to forgive and forget the past, and also furnish him with his clothes.—The son, on being appealed to from the Bench, said he had nothing to be sorry for, and stubbornly refused to say anything which would tend to bring matters to an amicable settlement.-The Bench said it was a pity that a young fellow should permit his obstinacy to over-ride his duty, especially in a case where it was a son against a father. The case would be adjourned for a week, and the magis- trates hoped to hear no more of it. DRUNKENNESS. Thomas Hill was charged by Sergt. James with being drunk and disorderly at Blaenavon on the 19th inst., and was fined 10s or 7 days. Julia Bradley, who had an infant in her arms, was charged with a similar offence at Abersychan, which was proved by P.c. Davies.—A similar penalty was inflicted. John Hone was charged with being drunk at Pont- newynydd.—P.c. Tratt stated that between one and two o'clock in the morning he turned his wife and family out of doors. The constable tried to reconcile matters, but defendant behaved in an offensive man- ner.—Fined 10s or 7 days. STEALING MRAN S. Edward Johnson and John Roberts were summoned for stealing a quantity of growing beans, the property of John E. Williams.—Complainant saw the lads picking the beans out of a ield belonging to him on the previous Sunday. He had suffered considerably from such depredations.—Roberts was fined 10s or 7 days, and Johnson, who did not appear, was fined 20a or 11 days. STRAV CATTLE. Daniel Watkins was summoned for allowing two cows to stray on the highway at Cwmffrwdoer.—P.c. Herbert proved the charge, which was admitted by the defendant, who, however, complained that there was no fence to the field in which the beasts were de- pastured.—Fined 5s. ANOTHER DRUNK. Sydney Cook was fined 10s, with the alternative of seven days, for being drunk at Blaenavon on the 18th of August. ABSENCE A PROOF. Joseph White, of Blaenavon, was summoned by John Day Andrews for committing wilful damage to his property.—Defendant occupied a house belonging to complainant, and the latter, hearing that he was going to make his exit, went to him and asked him for X2 16s which was due for rent. Defendant was then carrying away the furniture.—In answer to Mr Edwards, complainant said he did not see the win- dows smashed, of which he complained, and had no witnesses who did.—The Bench said they must have proof, and dismissed the case. Defendant, however, would have to pay the rent.—Complainant: How can I get it ?—Mr Edwards Distrain upon the furni- ture if you know where it is.
BREWSTER SESSIONS. The general annual licensing meeting for the district of Pontypool was held at the Petty Ses- sions at the Town Hall on Saturday last, the magistrates present being Colonel Byrde (chair- man), E. J. Phillips, Esq., and C. J. Parkes, Esq. A consultation took place in private with regard to the publicans who had been convicted of an in- fringement of their license, and on the Chairman taking his seat he stated that the magistrates had carefully considered every case, and in that of Samuel Morgan, of the Royal Oak Tavern, Goy- trey, they had unanimously determined not to the license, as he had been twice convicted 1 —— "fe endorsed. 1;- li- .iJ. uiose instances in which public- uad been convicted, the magistrates were in- clined to take a serious view, and their licenses would be withheld for a fortnight, during which the Bench would reserve their decision. The fol- lowing applications for new licenses were then made :— Mr Thomas Jones, Masons' Arms, Pontnew- ynydd, applied for a full license.—Mr C. Davies, solicitor, of Tredegar, supported the application, and produced a letter from the coroner for the district stating that he invariably held inquests at the house, and thought that a full license was necessary.—Mr Macintosh, the deputy chief con- stable, stated that he was instructed to oppose the application, as there were two full-licensed hou- ses within 100 yards of Mr Jones's house. There was nothing whatever against Mr Jones, who kept a well-conducted house, and his premises, so far as accommodation went, were well adapted for a full-licensed house.-The Chairman said the Bench would retire after hearing all the applica- tions and consider their decision. Mr Watkins applied on behalf of Mr James R. Morgan, grocer, of Griffithstown, holder of a beer-house license to sell off the premises, to sell on the premises. He stated that the application had been made on the licensing day last year, and he understood that it was refused simply be- cause there was no evidence of character. There was now no question upon that point, as he had sufficient testimony present to satisfy the Bench. The principals of the Panteg Steel Works had written to the effect that they saw no reason why the license should be refused, as it was thought it would be an extra accommodation.—The magis- trates said it was unnecessary to call evidence of character, as that was admitted by all; and Supt. Macintosh said he had nothing to say in the matter. Mrs Wyatt, of Griffithstown, applied for a li- cense to sell off the premises.—Mr Davies sup- ported the claim, and satisfied the Bench as to value of premises, &c. Mr John Furlow, baker and confectioner, of Pontypool, applied for a sweet license for his new premises in Crane-street.—Supt. Macintosh said he should not oppose the license, and testified to the character of the applicant. Mrs S. A. Stewart, holder of a beer-house li- cense at Griffithstown, applied for a license to sell off the premises.—Mr Gardner appeared in support of the application.—Supt. Macintosh said the place was not adapted for a license to con- sume beer on the premises. The accommodation was not sufficient, and he was instructed to op- pose the application.—Mr Gardner told the Bench that the premises were about to be enlarged. These were the whole of the applications, and the magistrates retired to consider their decisions. After a brief absence they returned, and the Chairman said they had decided to grant licenses to Mr Furlow, Mrs Wyatt, and Mr J. R. Morgan, but in the cases of Mrs Stewart and Mr Jones they felt that they could not justly grant the li- censes asked for. 4L The report of the Superintendent of Police wtts as follows:—" To the magistrates of the P6nty- pool district. GentlemeI have to lay before you my annual return of licensed houses. The population of the licensing district of Pontypool according to the last census is 35,880. The num- ber of places licensed to sell drink is 253, being one licensed house to about 142 of the popula- tion." From a statistical return presented by Supt. Macintosh, it appears that there are 111 ale houses, or fully licensed houses, and during the year, six of the publicans had been summoned, five convicted, and one ordered to pay costs. Two of the licenses were endorsed. Of beer-houses there are 135, and 18 of the holders had been summoned, 13 convicted, 3 ordered to pay costs, and 2 dismissed, one of the licenses being en- dorsed. There were only three beer-house li- censes to sell off the premises, one cider-house license, one refreshment license, and three gro- cers' sweet licenses.
TREVETHIN SCHOOL BOARD. The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Town Hall, Pontypool, on Wednesday last. A. A. Williams, Esq, presided, and there were also present-Messrs. M. Edwards, J. Daniel, and W. P. James. THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR ON GARNDIFFAITH SCHOOL. The Clerk (Mr Bythway) read a report from the Education Department respecting the GamMaith School, as follows:— Mr Mostyn Price, the Government Inspector, reported with regard to the Trevethin and Garndiffaith Board Schools that, taking the results as a whole, they were very creditable this year, and less elementary than in former examinations. The tone and discipline were also good. In the infants' schools, the ventilation was not very good, and some patent ventilating pipes might be used with advantage. The work in this department is highly creditable, and he considered it to be one of the best infants' schools in the district. The infant singing was extremely creditable, and the order and the discipline excellent. The amount of grant was stated to be < £ 358 6s Sd, and the per centage of passes in examination was 92.1. The Board complimented Mr D. S. Thomas, the schoolmaster, upon the satisfactory nature of the report. ACCOMMODATION IN GARNDIFFAITH SCHOOLS. Mr Thomas stated that he had received applica- tions for admission to the school for 100 more than he could accommodate. The Clerk was instructed to communicate with the Education Department,and forward the plans, of which the Board approved, for the accommoda- tion of 450 children. The special committee were also asked to report upon the ventilation of the schools. THE SITE FOR CWMFFRWDOER SCHOOLS. The Clerk read a letter received from the Edu- cation Department respecting the site for the Cwmffrwdoer Schools, and it was unanimously re- solved that the Board select that near the Ebe- nezer Chapel for a new school for 300 children, and are prepared to build another school in the Board's district, if necessary." The Board wished to defer the building of a new school until the one at Cwmffrwdoer was built, so as to see what accommodation it would afford to the children in the Board's district and the Clerk was instructed to communicate this to the Educa- tion Department. ROUTINE. The clerk produced a precept from the commit- tee of managers of the Crumlin Board School for X6 Is 4d, and from Pontypool Board School re- quiring .£94 4s lOd, and these payments were ordered to be made. This was all the business.
CORPORAL LYONS IN PONTYPOOL. The uncertainty which prevailed with, respect to the arrival of Corporal John Lyogs in his uative town prevented the public reception which it had been intended to accord him. It will be remembered that Corporal Lyons was one of the heroes who distinguished themselves so much in the battle at Rorke's Drift by their bravery and intrepidity, and Lyons was especially marked out for his services in protecting the wounded against ce 0 the assegai of the Zulu. Captain Williams meant to have publicly met him with the band and members of the Hanbury Rifle Volunteers (to which corps he formerly belonged) on his arrival in Pontypool, but the only intimation which he received was indirectly conveyed, and announced that he would arrive by the 6.35 train on Monday night. No time was allowed in which to get the band together, but Captain Williams courteously went to the station himself to meet the hero of Rorke's Drift, and welcome him in the name of the corps. But by that train Lyons did not come, and it was not until the morrow that he quietly returned to his native place, after his stirring adventures and experiences at the Cape. He describes the weather in South Africa as hot by day and cool in the night. A vivid sketch might be drawn of the battle field, and its gory appear- ance after battle, but that has already been done. Corporal Lyons carries with him the marks, in his neck, of the wounds which he received, and also still suffers from the injuries to his right arm, but in other respects he is in tolerable health. He expressed his gratitude that he was enabled at all to return to his native country, for there were many times when he thought, to use his own words, that it was "all up." He is at present on furlough, but it is expected arrange- ments will be made for his retirement from the service in consequence of the wounds from which he suffers.
THE SALVATION ARMY PROSECUTED. At Pentre Police Court, Rhondda Valley, on Monday, several members of the Salvation Army, including Misses Mary and Louisa Lock (one of whom is only 14 or 15 years of age), were summoned by the Superintendent of Police for obstructing the highway on Sunday, the 24th ult. Mr Williams (Hollier and Williams) prosecuted, and Mr Walter "^?an defended. Evidence of the obstruction was Sergt. Noot, of Pentre, who said that on Sunday week a large crowd had assembled by the Bridgend Inn, near Ystrad Station. Defendants were in the centre of the crowd, praying and sing- ing. He told them to move on," and tapped Miss Louisa Lock on the shoulder. The Salva- tionists" were on the spot altogether about a quarter of an hour. A procession was formed after he spoke, and they moved away, Witness was cross-examined by Mr Walter Morgan as to who had caused the summonses to be issued and had instructed the prosecuting counsel-also why he had allowed the crowd to collect, and as to the size of the square in which the people stood (which seems to be quite a large space of ground). Mr Morgan addressed the Bench on behalf of defen- dants, and argued that by the Act under which the summonses were taken out there must be wilful ob- struction by negligence or misbehaviour. He held C. in his hand a memorial signed by the most influen- tial persons in the neighbourhood, including col- liery proprietors and tradesmen (but not one publican) testifying to the good done by the Sal- vation Army. The Stipendiary said in his opinion it was undoubtedly defendants who were the cause of the obstruction, and they had also held meetings after being summoned, and before the case had been decided. He would fine defendants 5s. each and costs. Miss Louisa Lock asked what would be the imprisonment if the fine was not paid, and on being told three days, she said she would not pay. In this determination all the defendants joined, but ultimately the money was paid for Miss Mary Lock, whose sister told her to carry on the work. A day was allowed them to settle the matter, and on their way to the railway station they were ac- companied by a large crowd of persons, and they prayed and sang on the way, handkerchiefs being waved from windows, and great excitement mani- fested. It is rumoured that the fines have been paid for defendants, n :1"
In the Belgian Coalpits, large numbers of women and young girls are employed. REDUCTION OF WAGES IN THE STEEL TRADE.— The men employed at Messrs. Bolckow, Vaughan, and Co.'s Steel Works, Eston, near Middlesboro', have been compelled to submit to a reduction of from five to ten per cent. in their wages.