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THE "PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS' IS SOLD BY THE FO LLO WING AGENTS: f" Mr BRAIN, Post Officc. ABLRSYCHAN. • | Mrs Thomas> nr. Raii. Station ABERTILLERY Mr HIGGS, Stationer f Mrs REES, Post Office BLAENAVON Mr PROBERT, Stationer [ Mr I. MORGAN, News Agent CWMBRAN Mrs SAMUEL, Grocer, GARNDIFFAITH Mr CHAS. HERBERT GRIFFITHSTOWN Mr H. PEACH, Gen. Dealer PONTNEWYDD Mr FRANCIS, Bookseller. P U » C T-T nn IJ17DT PONTNEWYNYDD f Mrs JONES, Post Office ( MRS JENKINS. Messrs JONES & EDWARDS, "HUGHES & SON, Booksellers PUNTYPOOL • Booksellers Mrs FARR, High-street Mr H. JONES, Trosnant PONTYPOOL ROAD, MESSRS W. H. SMITH & SON TALYWAIN Mrs STONE, News Agent DISPATCH OF MAILS TO AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. .V"V" The dates given are those of the mails being made up in London. It is recommended to post letters in the country a day or two before, and to write the route on he envelope distinct from the address. AMERICA-UNITED STATES. Letters Registered Joz. newspapers. Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. 2ID. Id. 4osr. 2 CANADA. Every Thursday 21d. ld. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Sept 18. Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tas- rn ania(via Southamptoiz) 6d. 1d. „ Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand (via S.ampton 4' Melbourne) 6d. Id „ PONTYPOOL POST OFFICE. 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 AND 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 PRINGE FROM NEWPORT Sept. 12 (to Bristol) 1.15 afternoon Sept. 15 5.0 morning Sept. 17 „ 5.30 morning Sept. 18 „ 6.0 morning Sept. 19 6.30 morning FROM BRISTOL Sept. 15 (to Chepstow) 4.0 afternoon from Chepstow 7.0 afternoon Sept. 16 (to Newport) 5.15 afternoon Sept. 17 6.15 afternoon Sept. 18 „ 6.45 afternoon TRAINS. "A,Io.I"'I.V'V"V' < From Crane-street Station, M. R. & C. Co. # ^To^Blaenavon, at— -j Sunday An extra train on'^afurciay only at 8.45 to Abersychan. To Newport, at I Sunday 7.50 11.28 ) 2.3 1 4.55 1 7.40 1 8.8 ) 5.10 An extra train on Saturday only at 3.55. An extri train on Saturday only from Newport at 1.50, ar- rive at Pontypool 2.20 and stop. ^rom Pontypool Town Station, Trosnant. G.W.R. Co. „ R To Crumlin, at- I 0 KfcTun1ayP 8.57 | 2.16 I 6,1 I 8.57 | 6.13 To Pontypool Road, at— I 10.16 | 1.44 5.43 I n'8 I 9-14 From Pontypool Road. To Hereford at— I 7.40 10.30 | 1129 2.10 | 3.43 | 6.5 | 8.45 | 6.5 An extra train to Abergavenny at 11.23 a,m. To Monmouth, at- 7.45 I 11.35 1 2.15 I 6.10 An extra train to Usk at 8.40 a.m. To Newport, at— > 8.35|U.17|12.25J2.0 |3.50l5.52| 6.10/8.35)9.3 | n.18 | 9.26 The only DIRECT Line of Steamers to PHILADEL- P RIA is the AMERICAN LINE UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. I LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA EVERY WEDNESDAY, Calling ATQUEENSTO WN every THURSDAY First-class, full-powered Iron Steam- ships are appointed to Sail: LORD CLIVE Sept. 17 I PENNSYLVANIA Sep. 20 13RITISH EMPIRE.. Sep 24 I INDIANA Sept. 27 *LORD GOUGH Oct. 1 I ILLINOIS Oct. 8 Saloon Passage, 12 to 21 Guineas. No Intermediate Passengers carried on voyage marked thtts* The only TRANS-ATLANTIC LINE sailing under the 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 ot 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, Which 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. 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, and all necessary Utensils, and separate table, Y,8 8s. Apply in Philadelphia, to Peter Wright and Sons, General Agents, 307, Walnut-street; in Queenstown, to N. & J. Cummins & Brothers; and in Liverpool, to RICHARDSON, SPENCE, & 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. COMPOSED OF TWENTY FIRST-CLASS STEAMERS. leaving LIVERPOOL every THURSDAY, and LONDONDERRY every FRIDAY for HALIFAX, QUEBEC, PORTLAND, & BALTIMORE. Through Tickets to BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADEL- PHIA, and to all points in CANADA & the STATES. Low Fares and excellent Accommodation. Passengers who secure their Tickets before leaving home are met at the Railway Station by an appointed Agent of the Company, who takes charge of them until they go on board the steamer. THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT grants ASSISTED PAS- SAGES by the ALLAN LINE. Ø" Write for the Pamphlet" LORD DUFFERIN IN MANITOBA." Apply to ALLAN BROTHERS & Co., Liverpool or Londonderry, or to J. R. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. FREDERICK SMITH, Shipping Agent, Bridge Street, Blaenavon, 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 JL 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 Jt^* Send for List, and compare prices with those of other Houses. 7-octave Pianoforte,in solid walnut 19 guineas. case J ° The Royal Pianoforte (7 octaves), 4ft. high by 4ft. 6in. wide, in fine ( Q~ „u-neas Italian walnut,with ivory-fronted j ° keys, and warranted for 10 years Harmoniums from 24. W. H. HASKINS, AGENT FOR MESSRS J. BRINSMEAD & SONS' GOLD MEDAL PIANOS, And for MESSRS. NEUMEYER & Co.s DOUBLE OVERSTRUNG IRON UPRIGHT GRANDS Also for MESSRS GEO. WOOD & Co.'s AMERICAN ORGANS. These justly-celebrated Instruments are always kept in stock, and may be obtained on very advan- tageous terms. Instruments tuned, regulated, and repaired by skilful London workmen. PIANOS LET ON HIRE, TAKEN IN EXCHANGE, AND SUPPLIED ON THE THREE YEARS' SYSTEM. Great Bargains in Second-hand Pianos-which have been let on hire and but little used-at very little more than Half-price. RODERICK'S RHEUMATIC CORDIAL, Price ls. lid. An Effectual Remedy for Gout, Rheumatic Gout, Sciatica, Lumbago, AND ALL KINDS OF RHEUMATISM. THIS Preparation has been highly esteemed for many JL years, and its great demand is chiefly due to the personal recommendation of those who have been bene- fited by it. BAYLEY'S TONIC, APERIENT, AND PURIFYING, FAMILY PILLS, FOR THE LIVER AND STOMACH. Arecrerared with great care, on the orjst approved they are mild in their operation, and, from their pure j composition, arc 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 sygtem.-Sold in boxes, at 7\d., Is. lid., and 2s. 9d. each. ggr- Bayley's Family Pills do not contain ene particle of Mercury, Antimony, or any other mineral ingredient PREPARED ONLY BY T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool, And Sold by most Chemists and Medicine Vendors. PURSES! PURSES!! RUSSIA, MOROCCO, AND CALF LEATHERS, IN GREAT VARIETY. Special Value in 6d. and Is. Purses. HUGHES & SON, STATIONERS, &c., PONTYPOOL. COEDCAE, PONTYPOOL. C. LAWRENCE, New and Old Iron Merchant, METAL & MACHINERY BROKER, Bars, Plates, Sheets, Brass and Lead, also Old Rails Tyres, Axles, and every description of Scrap. Also, for Sale, Portable Forges, Lifting Jacks, Punching and Shearing Machines, Smiths' Tools, Taps and Dies, Injectors, Colliery, Turntables, Lea- ther and Rubber Belts, &c. The Oldest Wholesale and Retail Provision & Family Grocery Trade, CRANE-STREET, PONTYPOOL, (AND GRIFFITHSTOWN,) ESTABLISHED 1787. JOHN DANIEL, Late DANIEL It JONES. MONEY. NO LAW COST S.—Loans from £ 10 to £ 2000 granted daily to Farmers, Householders, Trades- men, Gentlemen, and others, on their Stock, Crops, Household Furniture, &c., repayable by easy instalments to suit Borrowers.—Apply by letter, or personally, to W. H. LLEWELLYN, Accountant, &c., ll, Flannel-st., Abergavenny. e CASH ADVANCED IN A FEW HOURS' NO- TICE !—The Monmouthshire Loan & Discount Co. advance money daily, from £ 2 to Y,2,000, to Trades- men, Farmers, Mechanics, and others, on their Stock- in-trade, Furniture, &c., without removal or incon- venience in any way; 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. MONEY ADVANCES, from £10 to jElOOO, can now HjL 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 ilu sufferers may benefit from this providential disco. very it is never known to fail, and wili 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 Epps & Co., Homceopathic Che- mists, London." THE Pontypool General Furnishing Warehouses, CLARENCE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. 'JV'VV' Jo HN REV AN respectfully announces that Purchasers will find in his New and TV ARO"°"ISES.A VERY large Stock of Dining, Drawing, and Bedroom Suites, Iron and Wood EADSJ Palliasses, Spring & Millpuff Mattresses, Feather & Millpuff Beds, & every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, A large proportion of Goods being Home-made, the quality may be relied upon. No effort is spared to give entire satisfaction. Goods delivered per Cart or Covered Van, free of expense. SUMMER SEASON 1879 CLARETS FOR EVERY-DAY USE, PURE, WHOLESOME, BEVERAGE WINES OF FRANCE Shipped by W & A Gilbey direct from their Establishment in the Medoc to their Stores in London. and sold by their Agents throughout the United Kingdom Per Bottle Ter Dozen CclStiS A. CLARET These four Clarets were bought by W & A\ 1/ 1 2/ Gilbey on the estates of the Meuoc. Although Castle B CLARET V quoted at such moderate prices they are of j 4 ,n 1 p X» UL-AUIil 1 remarkable quality and value, and are as f 1/3 1&/ r* T X T-» i pure, and wholesome as the choicest Clarets > Castle C CLARET I produced. They are suitable either for use ( 1'6 18/ I at meals, diluted with water, or for general 1 Castle D CLARET S.tion'a'ldhavebcaiupwaTds°JnycarJ g/ 24/ Bottles charged 1/ per dozen, which is allowed when returned, W & A Gilbey have accumulated on their estate of Chateau Lcudenne, in addition to the produce of the estate, from 8,000 to 10,000 hogshead, of Claret, representing all the various growths of the Medoc district Chateau Loudenne offers the exceptional advantage of direct communication between the most favored wine-producing districts of France and this country, being situated in the neighbourhood of some of the finest vinevards of the Medoc. on the river Gironde, and between Bordeaux and the &ea, so that wines can be shipped almost direct from the various estates without having first to incur the expenses of transport up to Bordeaux, and the charges incidental to landing, storing and re-shipping from thence. Tie stores erected at Loudenne by W & A Gilbey, with the adjoining buildings, are anions the most striking objects on the Gironde, and are of a magnitude and completeness not hitherto attempted in any wine^nroclucing country while by the above arrangements W & A Gilbey have placed the English consumer in a better position than even the inhabitants of Pans, or any of the larger towns of trance, for procuring pure, genuine, and moderate-priced Clarets. -===-==:==-=-= SPARKLING "EEUT^AUMUH35^ CHAMPAGNE FROM FRANCE-FIRST QUALITY FIRST"3HIPMKFT~RECEIV £ D IN MARCH, 1879 It meets for invalids a. want that has long been felt by the medical profession, but which perhaps previously has not been within general grasp, viz., that of a light, pure, sparkling, and moderatelv stimulating beverage at a reasonable price. The man in perfect health may drink which he likes best without fear of the small quantity of sugar in the ordinary wine but if he prefers a drier wine, here it is. We will only add that the importers of this Sparkling Brut-Saumur are the same wine merchants who originally introduced the ordinary Sparkling Saumur Wines into England, viz.—Messrs. W & A Gilbey, of the Pantheon, Oxford Street."—Medical Times # Gazette, March 20.1879. BRAND ON CORK v CASTLE BRUT SAUMUR ^SA^UR^ Castle "BRUT-SAUIftTlZ "-A pure, light, and moderately ) stimulating Sparkling Wine, entirely free from added saccharine since the completion of fermentation, and especially suited for ( invalids from its peculiar dryness and tonic qualities. IN CASES Per Dozen Bottles s. 33/ Per Dozen Half-Bottles s. d. 18/6 SPARKLING SAUMUR CHAMPAGNES The introduction bv W & A Gilbey of these C A TTTV/TTTTJ I Champagnes from the vineyards of Saumur, long ] ,a l^asue on. U lVl U rt Silver Foil 1 known for producing genuine wme m abundance, f <c5/ l^/O < has, owing to the favorable opinion of the Medical Pastle S ATIMTTP r.„,j v„;r I Profession as to their excellent quality, and W & A 301 17/ 3AU 1VI U K Gold Foil I G;lbey.s arrangements for offering them at very 1 1 low prices, led to an almost unprecedented demand. Sample Bottles or any quantity bearing W ft A Gilbey's Seals and Labels can be obtained from their AGENT- FREDERICK PHILLIPS, Grocer, Commercial Street, PONTYPOOL ,¡- .-s;;T .llll!L. SELLING OFF I SELLING OFF I CLEARING OUT THE REMAINING PART OF sxijvr jvr K R S/TOCK -A-T A Great Sacrifice. 7 MRS. P OTTEPT,, ALBION HOUSE, GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL, RESPECTFULLY INFORMS HER CUSTOMERS THAT HER Half-Yearly Sale, previous to Stock-Taking, COMMENCED SATURDAY, AUGUST 16. iW 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. GREAT SALE OF 919100 BANKRUPT STOCK. Re J. HARRIS, of Regent Street, Swindon, in Liquidation; and the Stock of Mr. CROMWELL, Commercial Street, Newport. E. FOWLER & SON, PONTYPOOL, Having purchased the above at a Discount of 491 per cent. off cost, will offer the same at EXTRAORDINARY PRICES, TO ENSURE AN EARLY CLEARANCE. THE STOCK CONSISTS OF A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF DRAPERY, READY-MADE CLOTHES, HATS, CAPS, &c. Sale to commence on SATURDAY\ September \Wi, and will continue until the whole is cleared. PROMENADE CONCERTS, ITALIAN GARDENS, PONTYPOOL PARK. BY THE KIND PERMISSION OF J. C. HANBURY, ESQ. THE Pontypool Amateur Musical SOCIETY EESPECTFULLY inform the Clergy, Gentry, Professional Gentlemen, and Tradesmen of the neighbourhood that THE PONTYPOOL AMATEUR REED 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 whole 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. Fine Art Embroidery. MATERIALS FOR CREWEL EMBROIDERY IN NEW DESIGNS, COMPRISING- The New Venetian Antimacassars, Brackets (Japanese ligures), Five o'clock" Tea Cloths, §c. Doyleys from 3d each, in damask, linen & oatmeal cloth. Crewels, Is 9d a doz.; Embroidery Silks, 28 a doz. Swiss Knitting Cotton in Balls. HUGHES & SON, Stationers, &c., PONTYPOOL, COMMERCIAL ST., PONTYPOOL. ESTABLISHED 1825. (Formerly occupied by Mr James Weare, and Mr Jas. Brown.) G. GORRELL, Saddler, Gig, Carriage, and Cart Harness Manufacturer, BEGS to solicit a continuance of the liberal support he has many years been favoured with, and to assure the Public generilly that no effort shall be wanting on his part to maintain the Iligli Reputation for Saddles, 8f all hinds of Horse Clothing for Summer 4" Winter Wear. PORTMANTEAUS & LiDIES' BAGS.—LONDON WHIPS, Blis, & SPURS. LEATHER MILLBAJSDSI0R ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY, 01 tM Shortest Notice. Experienced Workmen sem to any part of the Country. All Harness made on he Premises, and at Reduced Prices. 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 Drautht Ales WINES, SPIRITS, LUCBUBS, &e. WELL-AIRED BEDS. BIRMINGHAM GOODS, foi Auctioneers, Shop- 13 keepers, Hawkers, Tea Shops &c. Agents Wanted. Wholesale Book, Post-free. Aldress, HENRY MAY, (285) Birmingham. New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. QPECIAL ADVANTAGES are offered to persons 0 booking passages to any New Zealand or Australian ports, through FREDK. SMITH, Bridge-st., Blaenavon, 11 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 Local Agent.—To Canada, from X4 to Australia, from 14 guineas; to New Zealand, from 116. EMIG-EATION. 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 MORGHAJNT, GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. ENJOY YOUR MEALS WITH rURLOWS New Arrowroot Cake FURLOW'S New Rice Cake FURLOW'S New Kinloc Cake FURLOWS Rich Pastry FURXOWS Savoury Pies FURLOW'S Pound Cake; and FURLOW'S Wholesome Bread CRITERION, CRANE ST., PONTYPOOL. JAM ESE L LIS, OF WEST PLACE, PONTYPOOL, MOST respectfully begs leave to inform his friends and the public generally, that he has TAKEN THE SHOP LATELY OCCUPIED BY Mr T. PROSSER, next door to Messrs. Davies & Sandbrook, CHAN; STREET, for the purpose of Selling GOOD AND GENUINE BREAD, AT THE SMALLEST LIVE-AND-LET-LIVE PROFITS; ALSO, CONFECTIONERY AND GROCERY IN LIKE MANNER; and he will feel thankful for any patronage with which he may be favoured. Tea, Coffee, and other Refreshments provided at Comfortable Rooms and well-aired Beds for respect- able persons recommended by friends. September 3rd, 1879. NOTICE. GEORGE WILLIAM RODWAY, of Little Mill, 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 1st day of September, 1879. CHARLES COURT, Successor to Panniers, Kent, Gibbs, and Rodway, LICENSED HORSE SLAUGHTERER, TILBACH FARM, MAMHILAD, NR 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. 3STOTXOE. (JOTTAGE (JOIIPOSITES MAY NOW BE HAD At 15 per cent. Reduction in Price, AT THE ONLY MANUFACTORY IN SOUTH WALES JOHN RA V ARD, Rockfield House," Pontypool. GuaranteedFirst-class Illuminating Power. THOMAS CORNER, Auctioneer & Appraiser, 42, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. RENTS COLLECTED. Experienced Bailiffs employed for the Recovery of Rents, Bills of Sale, &c. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. J. H. WAINWRIGHT, AUCTIONEER, VALUEIT, 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, careful, 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 to 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 AGEXT FOR PONTYPOOL & NEIGHBOURHOOD H. FOX, Hair Dresser, Perfumer, and Ornamental Hair Manufacturer. LADIES' COMBINGS made up in any Style. J. E. BUNSTON, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, George Street, Pontypool, (Next Door to the Full Moon), For 16 years with Mr 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 WJIf. JOKES, Draper, and formerly by Mr GOLDING, Watchmaker, and trusts by careful attention and moderate charges to merit a share of public patronage. Repairs promptly executed on the Premises. Re M. WINTERHALDER, Watchmaker & Jeweller (Opposite the Crown Hotel), GEORGE-ST,, PONTYPOOL, BEGS to return his sincere thanks to the Inhabi- -i3 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 .-C]gA-UGES MODERATE. 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: 10d., Is., Is. 2d., and Is. 4d. per gallon. J Pfilp Alo /"Q U A light, tonic, bitter, of pleasant c flavour, Is.per gallon; firkins, 9s; kilderkins, 18s. Crvstfll PnlA A1a» 1s- 2d- Per Sallon; firkins, WY&UU. JT <tie ilie ]0s. 0d.; kilderkins, 21s, Golden Mild Ale: Export Mild Ale: "i"; Watkins's Hereford Stout (X.S.) Nutritious. The favourite brand firkins. (9 gallons) 12s; kilderkins, (18 gallons) 24s. Delivered Carriage Free, in tke West of England, in 9, 18,36, and 54 gallon casks, dircct from the Brewery, or through the District Agents. Each Cask bears the Brewery Label Trade Mark—An EAGLE, and name," WATKINS, HEBEFORD.1, WM. PEGLER, JTJN., PONTYPOOL, Appointed SOLE AGENT in Pontypool for these cele- brated Ales and Stout. Brewery prices, with liberal cafh discount. The Pale and Mild Ales, at Is per gadon, are generally acknowledged to be the best in the Market.-Full Price List on application. 7 F. I. WALL, IMTONEER AND Valuer,, r MARKET ST., PONTYPOOL. ASH 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 X5 upward, to Farmers, Tradesmen Hous°ho'ders, and others, upon their Stock-in-Trade' FurniVi-e, and Effects, without publicity.—Address as above. Qr All kinds of Household Furniture, Surplus Stock, or Job Lots, bought for cash, Panteg & Llanvrechva Permanent 1 Building Society. SHARES from 2s. a month upwards. Deposits received at 5 per cent, interest. Money ready to advance on mortgage. Shares may be taken, de- posits made, and further information obtained, at the regular subscription meetings, between the hours of 7.30 and 8.30 p.m., on the first Tuesday in the month, at the Town Hall, Pontypool, and Me- chanics' Institute, Griffithstown; or daily at the following addresses :—W. G. DOWDEN, Blaenavon Iron Works, Blaenavon; G. W. JONES, Agent, Cwmbran and B. H. MADGE, Secretary, Panted Steel Works, Panteg. ° __J2 — REDUCTION IN PRICE. THE PRICE OF THE PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS IS NOW REDUCED TO Id. IN order to meet the requirements of Local Adverti- sers, a Great Reduction has been made in the rates charged for ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted for periods of 13, 26, or 52 weeks; and TRADESMEN and others who desire to Increase their Business Cheaply and effectually, would do well to avail them- selves of the present opportunity, and make their Announcements in the PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS, Which is by far the Best Advertising Medium in the District, As it is also the Largest Penny Weekly Newspaper 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, "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 Pontyipool 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. ME, E. B. FORD CHEMIST OPTICIAN GEORGE ST., BEGS to inform those troubled with defective vision -D that he has been appointed Sole Agent for Ponty- pool for HENRY LAURAXCE'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, Ii, Victoria-square, Clifton, writes:—"Henry Laurance's Spectacles are better than any I have had, especially for reading at night." C. B. RADCLIFF, Esq., M.D., 25, Cavendish-square, London, W., Consulting Physician to the AVestminster Hospital, writes "Your Spectacles are highly appreciated by me, and are a great mpro vement on my old ones, and suit my sight better." Mr HENRYLATTRANCE'S pamphlet, "Spectacles their iUse and Abuse," with a lengthened list of testimonials, can be had GRATIS on application to the ABOVE AGENT, from whom these Spectacles can only be obtained. All Spectacles stamped H.L." KINO'S First Visit to Pontypool WILLIAMS CO. LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL, ARE THE SOLE AGENTS FOB KINO & CO., LONDON, Court, Naval, & Military Tailors, and Habit Makers. A large Quantity of Garments, MADE BY THIS FIRM, Have already been supplied to the Clergy, Gentry, and Nobility of this Neighbourhood through Messrs. W. R. WILLIAMS & CO. W.R. WILLIAAIS &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 RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED FOR I Kino's 12s 6d Trousers Kino's 45s Suits$ Kino's 21s Overcoats j Made tomeasure Gentlemen waited upon at their Residences. TERMS Cash, on Delivery. WILLIAMS & CO., London House. Pontypool. JOHN BERRIE, Dyer, French Cleaner, AND FINISHER, 14, OLD HA f STREET, MANCHESTER. AGENTS FOR PONMPOOL-W. R. WILLIAMS & Co., Drapers, London House. ABERDARE—D. Williams, Draper, 5, Commercial Place. CHEPSTOW-JOhn Reynish, Clothier, &c. PONTYPRIDD-T. S. Jones, Draper, Albion House Every description of LADIES and GENTLEMEN'S DRESS, CURTAIN FABRICS of all materials, CHINTZ, CRETONNE, and DIMITY CURTAINS and COVERS Cleaned or Dyed, with the most complete and most recently-invented Machinery. SPECIAL ATTENTION Is called to the DRESSING of LACE CURTAINS, at ONE SHILLING PER PAIR, producing an INCOM- PARABLE FINISH whereby they hang much longer than by the usual method. ° The Most Extensive English. Dyer WILLIAMS & CO., LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL. BIBLES for SCHOOL REWARDS, &e. IN PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BINDINGS. Teachers' Bibles, different sizes and bindings, from 3/6. & Hymn Books—Church Services-Prayer Books- Birthday and other Text Books. NOTE 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. (The Dies cost from 1/6,to 3/ and last for an indefinite timej Good Cream laid Note Paper 5 qrs. 1/6 10 qrs. 2/9 Super „ 5 qrs. 1/10 10 qrs. 3/6 Brunswick (Ro-Li,h) 5 qrs. 1/6 10 qrs. 2/9 Envelopes to match at corresponding Rates. Samples, post free, on application HUGHES & SON, Printers and Manufacturing Stationers, PONTYPOOL.