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THE "PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS' IS SOLD BY THE FOLLOWING AGENTS; ABERSYCHAN. {Tho'^s^S»to ABERTILLERY Mr HTGGS, Stationer {Mrs REES, Post Office Mr PRO BERT, Stationer Mr I. MORGAN, News AGRAFE CWMBRAN Mrs SAMUEL, Grocer, > GARNDIFFAITH Mr CHAS. HERBERT 1 GRIFFITHSTOWN Mr H. PEACH, Gen. Dealer PONTNEWYDD Mr FRANCIS, Bookseller. ( Mr CHAS. HERBBRT PONTNEWYNYDD ] Mrs JONES, Post Office ( MRS JENKINS. 'HUGHES & SON, Booksellers 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. The dates given are tTiose of tli1 mtflls oettg maJe up in London. It is recommended to post letters in tho 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. 21d. ld. 4010 CANADA. Every Thursday 2|d. Id. » AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Oct. 2 Queensland (via S hampton 6d Id „ „ Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania (via S hampton and Brisbane) 6d Id PONTYPOOL POST OFFICE. DELIVERY OF LETTERS, &C. About 8.0 am., 11.30 a.m., and 6.30 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 1ILINGS OF THE WELSH PRINOE ROM NEWPORT Sept. 26 (to Bristol). 1.30 afternoon Sept. 29 „ 5.0 morning PROM BRISTOL Sept. 29 (to Chepstow) 4.0 afternoon from Chepstow.. 7.0 afternoon Stpt 30 (to Newport) 5.45 afternoon TRAINS. I I )m Crane-street Station, M. R. & C. Co. ;01d Ll~.) 1040 0.45 S.15 rnnawr ^>ew Line; ? 40 j 0 ^45 faYI 10,0 am. 8.46 p.m. Traip on Saturdays nn)y at 9 0 p,m for p0nt- irfwyu v<5n and Ab« an M. 7.47 9.27 11.17 >1 AT 4.5r 6^2^ 8.22 a.m. as. ypool '-Towrn. Station. Trosuant. G, w.H. -Co. nlin, iN- y 2.16 v b.1 &.31 6.13 typool j^oa; i 1.44 >» T.s 9.14 ontypool StoacL jfordat— .7.. I • cs 3.30 | 11 291 2.10 18.43 | 6.5 | 8.43 I 6,5 train to Abergavenny at 11.23 a.m. imouth, at- 11.35 2.15 f 6.10 train to Uak at 8.40 a.m. wport, at— | 12.25(2.0 .j3.50}5.52| 6.10|8.35|9.S j jjjg | 9 26 DIRECT Line of Steamers to PHILADEL- PHIA is the AMERICAN LINE NITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA iBRv EVERY "WEDNESDAY, Calling ATQUEENSTO WN every THURSDAY First-class, full-powered Iron Steam- ships are appointed to Sail BRITISH EMPIRE.. Sep 24 INDIANA Sept. 27 *LORD GOUGH Oct. 1 OHIO Oct. 8 BRITISH CROWN Oct 15 ILLINOIS Oct. 22 Saloon Passage, 12 to 21 Guineas. It 0 Intermediate Passengers carried on voyage marked thus* 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 «■ ly of the European Steamship Lines. Every Steamer irries a Surgeon and Stewardess. Passengers and goods are landed at Philadelphia on Ole Wharf of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, which has the shortest and most direct route to all (laces in the Western States. Passengers by this Line can pass direct into the Rail- road Cars without leaving the Landing Wharf, and Snder 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, tt reduced rates. STEERAGE PASSAGE as low as by any other FAST lle, 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, JE8 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, Chvrch-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 oome 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. tjg" 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. R EVENING BEVERAGE—Epps's Cacaoine (Quint- \ce of Cacao) is equally liquid and refreshing affording moreover a sterling support to the Unsweetened. Each packet (6d.) is "JAMES Errs & Co., Homoeopathic Che- Ion." 17 PIANOFORTES, By COLLARD & COLLARD, KIBJCHAN, and other Best Makers, at 20 per Cent off their -J:Åt Prices, i FOR CAS H .,1 it THE BEST and CHEAPEST PIANOFORTES and JL HARMONIUMS IN THE WORLD can be j obtained at W. H. HASKINS' MUSIC WAREHOUSES, COMMERCIAL STREET AND CLUB BUILDINGS, PONTYPOOL. Price Lists free by post on application or Send for List, and compare prices with those of other Houses. 7»eotave Pianoforte,in solid Mlbmty guinea, The Royal Pianoforte (7 octaves), 4ft. high by 4ft 6in. wide, in fine nR Italian walnut,with ivory-fronted guineas, keys, and warranted for 10 years 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.'s AMERICAN ORGANS. These justly-celebrated Instruments are always kept in stock, and may be obtained on very advan- tageous terms. Instruments timed, 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 Is. lid, 9 An Effectual Remedy for Gout, Rheumatic Gout, Sciatica, Lumbago, AND ALL KINDS OF RHEUMATISM. T1HIS 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. TONIC, APERIENT, AND PURIFYING, FAMILV JPILISS, FOE THE LIVER AND STOMACH. Arc prepared with great care, on the most tfjpr<»vted principles, of choice and well-proportioned Jogrfl^nts; they are mild in their their ptre_ composition, are uigested by stomach; they thoroughly eradicate those humours, which, when ne- glected, lead to serious and often fatal results, and by their direct action on the blood, renovate and invigorate the whole system.—Sold in boxes, at 7id., la. ljrf., and 2s. 9d. each. 2ar* 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 18. Purses. I 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 if JONES. I MONEY. NO LAW COSTS.—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., Ii, Flannel-st., Abergavenny. a CASH ADVANCED IN A FEW HOURS' NO- TICE !—The Monmouthshire Loan & Discount Co. advance money daily, from JE2 to J2,000, to Trades- men, Farmers, Mechanics, and others, on their Stock- in-trade, Furniture, &c., without removal or incon- venience 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. MONEY ADVANCES, from flo to zelooo, can now RL 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 LOANS Granted, on Personal Security, at 10 per JLj cent. per annum, by the Somerset Finance Co. (Limited).—Apply to O. H. STEED, Agent, Victoria Hall Chambers. Newport. 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 1111 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. MONMOUTHSHIRE RAILWAY & CANAL CO. IMPORTANT NOTICE. OPENING OF THE TALYWAIN BRANCH LINE And New Service of Trains over Eastern Valleys Railway. ON AND AFTER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 1879, The Branch Line from Pontypool to Talywain, in connection with the London and North Western Company's Line for Brynmawr, &c., will be Open for Passenger, Goods, and Mineral lralhc; and the following will be the Service of Passenger Trains over the New Line, and also over the present Line to Blaenavon :— WEEK DAYS. Sundays. Fares. jj LOCAL 12 3 4 5 6 7 1 «Xf, Sin9gle' i a TJP TRAINS. 123123123123123123123 1 2 31 2 3 1 2 3 I 2 3 Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. P-™- 3 d 8 d 8 d Newport, Mill Street dep. 7 10 10 10 12 30 2 15 4 15 7 45 8 30 o 9 Sft }o ••• 2f 'Llantarnam 7 17 10 17 12 37 2 22 4 22 7 52 8 37| 9 37 8 22 0 6 0 4 0 2J 4} 7 21 10 21 12 41, 2 26 4 26 7 56 8 41 « 9 41 8 26 0 9 0 6,0 4 5} *Pontnewydd „ 7 24 10 2412 44 2 29 4 29 7 59 8 44 g 9 41 8 29 1 0 0 8 0 5 2 6 *Pontrhydyrun 7 27 10 27 12 47 2 32 4 32 8 3 8 47 | 9 47 H o 8 Pontypool. 7 40 10 40 1 0 2 45 4 45 8 15 9 0 I w 10 0 8 45 J_9^ J_0 0 8 12 y Talywain and Abersychan dep. 7 55 1 15 5 0 )o n ] g ?* }3f* V?rte* 2 I 1" 5 6 | 30 16:12 15iL:\Blaenavon •» 8 ••• 1 27 0 M t, <? fi 2 l l di 18|g Wnen Avon »> 8 15 1 35 5 20 H — | 20j 4 (Brynmawrf arr- 8 25 1 45 5 30 ••• ••• jg ••• ? lol *?°ntnewyDydd dCP' 10 49 a 54 8 24 9 10 I 10 9 8 54 2 3 1 3! 010 2%cwmsayvohnn iol? I 2 8la .° 2 14 «r. n 5 810 S40 i0 25| 9 JQ 3 0 16 12 "™——- xy-F.-pir DAYS. Sundays. -Fares. S LOCAL 1 t I TT« 1 Slngle o g DOWN TRAINS. 123123123128123 m 12 3 123 1 2 Class Clags Class Class Class Class Class Class Class ciass oiass STATIONS. almT aTmT pjaT P-m- P-m' "I- I Ts 8 d S d S d Blaenavon ^p. 7 20 1120 4 45 4 45 q. 2 *Cwm Avon » 7 28 11 28 7 5 1 1 0 0 8 0 3* Abersychan » H 36 4 46 8 5510 09 0 4* 4j'*Pontnewynydd 7 40 11 40 4 50 — — — pjfBrynmawr deP- ••• 8 40 2 10 ••• 5 — ••• 2 L Waen Avo» »> ••• 8 46 2 16 — „ 0j 4f^(Blaenavon ••• 8 56 t 26 6iS|Varteg » ••• 9 3 2 33 ••• ••• 8|l,4lTalywain and Abersychan 9 10 2 40 — •" 11L —— — Pontypool dep. 7 47 T?7 IT47 2 57 4 57 6 52 8 12 5 12 1 3 01^ 0 5* 8 >» 7 54 9 35 11 54 3 S 5 4 7 0 8 19 j 3 0 01 8} •Pontnewydd 7 57 9 38 11 57 3 8 5 7 7 3 8 22 5 22 2 0 1 J 0 9| „ 8 1 9 41 12 1 3 11 5 11 7 6 8 26 i* 3 j i 11| >, 8 7 9 47 12 7 3 1/ 5 1/ 7 12 8 32 J j6 j, 14 Newport, Mill Street arr. 8 15 9 55 12 15 3 25 5 25 7 20j 8 40 5 4(1 3 0 The above Service of Trains over the Eastern Valleys Section cancels that now shown on the Company's Time Tables. RETURN TICKETS Issued from Newport (Mill-st.) and Stations to Pontypool inclusive; to Talywain, Varteg, and Blaen- avon, L. & N. W. Ry.; or Abersychan, Cwmavon, and Blaenavon, M. R. & C. Co., and vice versa, will be available for return by either Company's Line to or from the corresponding Stations, as under:- BLAENAVON L.&N.W. I YAETEG L.&N.W. I Talywain & Abersychan L.&N.W. BLAENAVON M. R. & C. Co. | CWMAVON M. R. &C.Co. J ABERSYCHAN M. R. & C. Co. The Company do not undertake to deliver Parcels at their minor Stations, marked thus.* Superintendent's OiSce, AT,nPB Newport, September 8th, 1879. BY ORDHJR. THE Pontypool General Furnishing Warehouses, CLARENCE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. j t,' "ft"V' TO]PlN<BEVAN' respectfully ami ounces that Purchasers will fincl in his Kew and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, 'a -I "•#1 M A large proportion of Goods being Home-made, the quality may be relied upon. No effort ï., spared to give entire satisfaction. Goods delivered per Cart or Covered Van, free of expense. GREAT SALE OF £1,100 BANKRUPT STOCK. Re J. HARRIS, of Regent Street, Swindon, in Liquidation; and the Stock of Mr. CROMWELL, Commercial Street, Newport. E. FOWLER & SONT 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 13th, and mil continue until the whole is cleared. SUMMER f SEASON 1879 CLARETS FOR S EVERY-DAY USE, *< PURE, WHOLESOME, BEVERAGE WINES OF rB AwoF. Snipped by W & A Gilbey direct from their Establishment in the Medoc to their Stores In Londos, and sold by their Agents throughout the United Kingdom i f* 1.1 K n r M T-» Per Bottle Per Dozen l^SStle A. LLAKET /_These four Clarets were bought by \V & A\ 1/ 12/ f Gilbey on the estates of the Medoc. Although Castle S CLARET \quote^. *5 such moderate prices they are of i 1 ,n lei v. 1 remarkable quality and value, and are as» 1/3 10/ r* Pure an^ wholesome as the choicest Claret* s Castle O CLARET j produced. They are suitable either for use I 1 'ft 18/ I at meals, diluted with water, or for general 1 • •1 Castle D CLARET 24J V Bottle" char«ed 11 P#r doz«». Which Is allowed when returned, 8 iwyJtn TO Vf aSc"mulated on the!r esta,e of Chateau Loudenne, in addition to the nroduce of the estate, from e^pdon^^vantazelQf dirertrn' rePre.sen.ting, a11 the vi>rio«s growths of the Medoc district. Chateau Loudenne offers the beine situated in the c?m"Jun'catlon between the most favored wine-producing districts of France and this country, Bordeaux and the tea some of the tmcst vineyards of the Medoc, on the river Gironde, and between exuenses of transnort'nn tjW1jCS °an shipped almost direct from the various estates without having first to incur the ■tores erected at LnnrJ^nr. k and t^ie charges incidental to landing, storing and re-shipping fr°m thence. The Gironde,'and are of a magntuX id G"b?V W"h "'I ing bllildin«s ^e anfong^ the^striking objects on the above arrangements W & A Gilhev hlCOnJpletf "lSS T ,h,'hcrto attempted in any wine-producing country while by the O, of a. fcusc, ,ow»s J £ f SPARKLING "BRUT-SAUMUR"^ CHAMPAGNE FROM FRANCE —FIRST QUALITY FIRST SHIPMENT RECEIVED IN MARCH, 1879 fceenwhWncenerJ^in5 l?g becn felt hV the medical Professi"n. but which perhaps previously has not Jin In nrrf^fK, i»S' j i i? J.Sll P"re' sparkling, and moderately stimulating beverage at a reasonable pnee. o J d"nk ^h.lch he hkes 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 Soarklme Brut-Saumur are the wm| A Gilbelr°?fthe Panth0ngmn? ,he ordinary Sparkling Saumur Winef into Ingland, viz.—Metsri. W & A Gilbey, of the Pantheon, Oxford Street.Medual Times 4 Gazette, March 20,1870 BRAND ON CORK IN CASES CASTLE BRUT Castle BRUT-SATJMUR"—A pure, light, and moderately B "• SAUMUR stimulating Sparkling Wine, entirely free from added saccharine 33/ 18/8 «>jt J since the completion of fermentation, and especially suited for invalids from its peculiar dryness and tonic qualities. SPARKLING SAUMUR CHAMPAGNES f introduction bv W & A Gilbey of these Castte SADMORs^^ )| 85/ 14'8 | "as, owing to the favorable opinion of the Medical > Castle SAUMUR tot* Foit I Srp,fes«on as to their excellent quality, and W & A ( 30/ 17/ I Gilbey s arrangements for offering them at very j low prices, led to an almost unprecedented demand. Sample gotwor any qMmttty beartna W 4 A Gilbey. BwOa ftsd Label* eaa be obUlned tram the!# AGENT— FREDERICK PHILLIPS, Grocer, Commercial Street, PONTYPOOL The IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD ALES PALE ALES, AM 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. Pol a Alo fC T> A light, tonic, bitter, of pleasant A<uc 1 flavour, Is.per gallon; firkins, 9s kilderkins, 18s. Crcatnl Pn1<» A1<»« ls- 2d- per Kallon: fi^ins, vaystui X"d,ie ilie 10s. Gd.; kilderkins, 21s, Golden Mild Ale: 10s. Cd^; kilderkins, 21s. Export Mild Ale: 12s.; kilderkins, 24s. Watkins's Hereford Stout (X.S.) Nutritious. The favourite brand firkins. (9 gallons) 12s; kilderkins,(18 gallons) 24s. Delivered Carriage Free, in the West of England, in 9, 18, 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 name, 11 WATKINS, HEREFORD.' WM. PEGLER, JUN., PONTYPOOL, Appointed SOLE 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. DUBLIN EXTRA STOUT, 38 per dozen. Panteg & Llanvrechva Permanent Building Society. RES from 2s. a month upwards. Deposits received at 5 per cent. interest. Money ready to advance on mortgage. Shares may be taken, de- posits made, and further information obtained, at the regular subscription meetings, between the hours of 7.30 and 8.30 p.m., on the first Tuesday in the month, at the Town Hall, Pontypool, and Me- chanics' Institute, Griffithstown; or daily at the following addresses :—W. G. DOWDEN, Blaenavon Iron Works, Blaenavon; G. W. JONES, Agent, Cwmbran; and B. H. MADGE, Secretary, Panteg Steel Works, Panteg. Fine Art Embroidery. MATERIALS FOR CREWEL EMBROIDERY IN NEW DESIGNS, COMPRISING- The New Venetian Antimacassars, Brackets (Japanese ligures), "Five o'clock" Tea Cloths, fyc. Doyleys from 3d each, in damask, linen & oatmeal cloth. Crewels, Is 9d a doz.; Embroidery Silks, 2s a doz. Swiss Knitting Cotton in Balls. HUGHES & SON, Stationers, &c., PONTYPOOL. ABERGAYENNV HORSE SHOW AND AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION, THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF HUNTERS. HORSES, PONIES, HARNESS, AND r-SR1> W OF STOCK, LIVE AND DRESSED POULTRY, BUTTER, CHEESE, c., WILL l'E HELJo AS USLAL ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 1879, WHEN PRIZES, I Amounting to fi' will be offered upwards nf ctOOUj for Competition. For Copy of Rules and Schedule of Prizes, apply to the Secretary, JAMES STRAKER, Auctioneer, Abergavenny. WRLNCTTON 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, PALF,, AND OTHER ALES. LONDON AND IRISH STOUT, In Bottles and on Draught. COMMERCIAL ST., PONTYPOOL. ESTABLISHED 1825. (Formerly occupied by Mr James Weare, and Mr Jan. 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, ana to assure the Public generally that no effort shall be wanting on his part to maintain the High Reputation for Hunting Saddls, all kinds of Horse Clothing for Summer fy Winter Wear. PORTMANTEAUS & LADIES' BAGS.—LONDON WHIPS, BITS, & SPURS. LEATHER MILLBANDS FOR ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY, on the Shortest Notice. Experienced Workmen sent to any part of the Country. All Harness made on the Premises, and at Reduced Prices. NOTICE. COTTAGE COMPOSITES MAY NOW BE HAD At 15 per cent. Reduction in Price, AT THE ONLY MANUFACTORY IN SOUTH WALES JOHN HAVARD, Rockfield House,' Pontypool. GuaranteedFirst-class Illuminating Power. The Florentine Electric Hair Brush ALL PURE BRISTLES (NOT WIRES), IS guaranteed to Cure Headache and Neuralgia in from 2 to 6 minutes. Independent of its valuable properties, it is really a Cheap Hair Brush. No. 1, 2/; 2, 2/6 3, 3/; 4, 3/6 5, 4/; 6,4/6. SOLE AGENT FOR PONTYPOOL & NEIGHBOURHOOD H. FOX, Hair Dresser, Perfumer, and Ornamental Hair Manufacturer. LADIES' COMBINGS made tp in any Style. THE FOLLOWING CHEAP REMAINDER BOOKS Now on Sale BY HUGHES & SON, STATIONERS, PONTYPOOL Published Offered at for Technical Drawing and Design for Students of Architecture and Building. Part 1 contains out- line drawings, describing of scrolls, roofs, arches, groins, &c. Pt. 2 contains ornamental draw- ings, and examples of architec- tural design in various styles.. 3s Od 2s 3d Scrivenor's History of the Iron Trade, from the earliest records 10s 6d 2s Od Green's Treatise on Diseases of the Air Passages, including Bron- chitis, Chronic Laryngitis, Clergyman's Sore Throat, &c.. 14s Od 2s 6d Longevity: The means of Prolong ing Life after Middle Age. By John Gardner, M.D. 4s Od 2s 3d Orthodox London or Phases of Religious Life in the Church of England. By the Rev ..C. M. 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