ORIGIN OF THE WORD PONTYPOOL." To the Editor of the Free Press, Sir,—Some few days ago I was led to enquire into the origin of the word Pontypool." It is quite evi- dent that the word as spelt at the present day affords no meaning whatever, and I therefore concluded that it must be founded upon some tradition. After a little research I found that it is based upon the following, viz.:—" Many hundreds of years ago (definite time not stated) a gentleman lived in this neighbourhood by the name of Dafydd Ap Howel, who was the Priest of the Parish of Trefethin, and who for conveni- ence, and to enable the inhabitants living this side of Afon (River) Llwyd to attend Church on Sundays when the river was flooded, erected a bridge, which in time was called after his name. In time, also, the small village that lay adjacent to this bridge was called by the same name, viz., Pont Dafydd Ap Howel' (Bridge of David, the son of Howel)." This word, like many others, gradually got cor- rupted. It was once called Pont Ap Howel," and by degrees it came to be spelt as we spell it at the present time. It will be seen at a glance that the greatest harmony exists between the words "Pont Ap HowS and Pontypooland if the reader will but pronounce the former words rapidly he will find that he will produce nothing more than the word Ponty- pool."—I have submitted this, thinking it would not be uninteresting to some of your readers to know. I am, Sir, yours, &c., GAMMA.
THE four-shilling Local Board rate appears to meet with some disfavour, and a decided unwill- ingness to pay it without additional information is indicated by many ratepayers. That the ab. normally high rate has to cover expenditure of an unusual character, everyone is aware and it is a very happy circumstance that our Local Board does not often have to meet legal expenses: In the present case, the law-suit, MASTERS V. PONTY- POOL LOCAL BOARD, has excited a vast amount of interest in the neighbourhood. At the time when the rate was made, two meetings of rate- payers were held in the Town Hall, for the pur- pose of protesting against the rate; and although these meetings did not result in any decisive ac- tion beyond the waiting of a deputation upon the Local Board at their monthly meeting, enough has been said and done to show that much feeling exists. The ratepayers are now aware that it is not within the power of the Local Board to put off the evil day, but that the whole of the costs incurred in the law-suit must be discharged at once. There are some who blame the Board in toto for their action in the matter, and would make the members individually liable for the payment of the costs but we think this feeling is confined to a few, and that the majority of the ratepayers are thoroughly convinced of the bona fides of the Board. The two letters on the subject which have appeared in our columns, one a fortnight ago and the other in the present issue, do not appear in any way to express censure -upon the Board, b,ut rather make a request that the Board wo-dld furnish the general public with jnore precise information as to the way the money goes than is now possessed. "A Victim" aud "Victim, No. 2." ask for the publication in the FREE PRESS of a list of bills for expenses and loss of time sent in for payment by witnesses who went to Loudon. The idea that ratepayers should know what they are paying for seems fair enough, but it appears that the Local Board cannot advertise úch a statement because the Anditor would not pass the charge for doing so in the accounts. It is suggested that we should insert the list as news interesting to the general public. If the Local Board caused such a list to be pre- pared, and had it read at their meeting in the presence of our lieporter, the publication of it, if not obviously too long for the space at our com- mand, would then naturally take place as part of their ordinary transactions. At the same time, it should be clearly understood that the accounts of the Board are open to the inspection of ratepayers. We understand that some gentlemen who went to London as witnesses did not make any charge for their loss of time, only demauding repayment for the bare railway fares and hotel bills, and it seems to us only fair that the sa- crifices made by them in remaining away from business for a longtime without compensation, to save the ratepayers' pockets, should be generally known. The bills were all examined by the Taxing Master, and no doubt all the demands passed by him for payment were strictly legal.
PONTYPOOL PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY. (Before Colonel BYRDE, Chairman, and the Rev. J. C. LLEWELLIN. A MISCHIEVOUS YOUTH. David Williams, a lad, was summoned for trespassing upon the property of Mr William Walton, at BlaeDavon.-Complainant deposed that he saw a number of lads in his field, among whom was the defendant, and he was breaking down the fence. He (prosecutor) had suffered so much from the mischievous inclinations of a number of boys that he was compelled to insti- tute proceedings for the purpose of making an example.—Defendant admitted being in the field, and was fined 10s., or 7 days imprison- ment. AVOIDING A DISTRESS. George Cambridge and Thomas Jones were summoned by Mr G. Williams, Blaenavon, for unlawfully removing their goods in order to avoid a distress for arrears of rent. Jones dis- puted part of amount claimed,but complainant stated that he left the house nine weeks ago, and, as he had not given up possession of the key, he claimed rent for that period, as the house had not been tenanted since.—Cambridge plead- ed that he was not in a position to pay, as he had been ill and unable to work.—The case against Jones was adjourned for a week to see if an arrangement could not be arrived at; and Cambridge was ordered to pay the amount due by instalments of Is per week, with the ex- penses. DESERTING A WIFE. David Thomas, who did not appear, was sum- moned for leaving his wife and family charge- able to the common fund of the Pontypool Union.—The magistrates' Clerk stated that he had received a letter from the defendant, in which he did not give the wife a very good character.—It appeared that defendant had tip to a recent period allowed his wife 6a a week, and the Bench now made an order upon him for the weekly payment of a similar sum. If he disobeyed the order, he would be brought there and committed. THE LICENSING ACT. Samuel Pitchford and Jane Pitch ford, his wife, were summoned for being on licensed pre- mises during illegal hours.—P.c. Saunders stated that on the previous Friday week he went to the Crown Inn, Garndiffaith, at 11.55 at night, and found the two defendants there. On the table were two pint jugs, but there was no beer in them.—The defence was that the female defendant had for the past twelve years assisted the landlady on a Friday in preparing for the Saturday's ordinary, and her husband had called to escort her home.—Both denied having had anything to drink. The Chairman said it was illegal for them to be on the premises at such a time. and they must pay a fine of 10s each. ,t)RUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES. <J jn-noo, Awn Wamer, Francis Fid, nnd JSlewitt, were summoned for being drunk Daf/nsed premises.—Sergt. Young stated that Alfren^ayi the 12th inst., his attention was called on jj/oe Bull Inn, George-street, and on entering QO-I6 house he found the defendants there in a state of intoxication. There was singing going on at the time.—In answer to the defendants, witness said they were not noisy, but simply drunk.—Defendant Warner: It is bad neigh- bours who have done it out of spite to the land- lord.—P.c. Williams having corroborated the Sergeant, the Bench inflicted a fine of 5s each. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS. John Williams pleaded guilty to being drunk and riotous, at Llanvrechva Upper, and was fined 10s.—P.c. Ford proved the case. Christopher Morgan, who did not appear, was mulcted in a like penalty for a similar offence, Sergt. Basham proving the case. A BAD BEGINNING. Mary Harper, a girl, was charged with ob- taining a currant loaf, value Is 8d, the property of William Provis, under false pretences.—Pro- secutor is a shopkeeper at Abersychan, and on the previous Saturday prisoner went to him and asked for a loaf in the name of Mrs Probert, with whom she had been a servant. He sup- plied her with one, but subsequently discovered that she bad no authority to ask for one in the name of Mrs Probert.—The latter was called, and said she never instructed the prisoner to fetch a currant loaf for her.—P.c. Saunders said the girl bore anything but a good character. Her parents could do nothing with her, and when they procured a situation for her she ran away.—The Chairman said it was a pity to see a girl so young giving herself up to such habits. The Magistrates felt that they would not be doing their duty unless they sent her to prison for 14 days hard labour. THE CHARGE OF STEALING SIXPENCE. William Palmer, nailuiaker, of Pontypool, was charged (on remand) with stealing six- pence, the property of Thomas Morgan, Coedy- gric.-Defetida,it went into an inn at Abersy- chan, and asked for change for sixpence. The landlord had not sufficient coppers, and prose- cutor, who was present, said he had, and gave defendant change. As soon as he had received it he ran away.—The landlord of the house stated that he subsequently returned and offered threepence, but he detained him until a con- stable came.—Defendant said a woman had given him sixpence to change, and he had to return her threepence. That was how the mis- take arose, and he had had something to drink, which confused him.—The Bench said they did not think there was any felonious intent, and would take a favourable view of the case. Hoping that it would act as a warning to him not to indulge in such foolish freaks again, he would be discharged. A COMMON NUISANCE. Charles Griffiths was charged with obstruct- ing the public footpaths on the previous Suuday afternoon, atgarndiff aith.-P.c, Saunders proved the case, and stated that ho had many com- plaints made to him respecting men assembling in numbers and insulting ladies as they passed on their way to church. Respectable people had to walk in the centro of the road to pass by them. Defendant was admonished, and fined 5s. THE EDUCATION ACT. Robert Davies, John Williams, Louisa Waite, Joseph Williams, William Thomas, and Charles Watkins, were summoned at the instance of the School Attendance Committee for the parish of Goytrey, for Dot sending their children to school in accordance with the requirements of the Education Act.—The usual orders for attend- ance were made, the Chairuiau remarking that people seemed to take a wrong view of the Act. It was intended to be a benefit to the people, and it undoubtedly was. The ratepayers had no pleasure in paying two millions a year to educate the people, and parents did not recog- nise the wrong they were doing their children by keeping them away from school.
HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.-Sure Relief. The weak and enervated, suffer severely from nervous affections when storms or electric disturbances agitate the atmosphere. Neuralgia, gouty pangs, and flying pains, yery distressing to a delicate system, may be readily removed by rubbing this Ointment upon the affected part after it has been fomented with warm water. The Pills, taken occasionally in the doses pre- scribed by the instructions, keep the digestion in order, excite a free flow of healthy bile, and regenerate the impoverished blood with richer materials resulting from thoroughly assimilated food-wanting which, the strongest must inevitably soon sink into feebleness, and the delicate find it'difficult to maintain existence. Hol- loway's Ointment and fillø are ujlaUible'regies.
^HARGES FOR PREPAID VERTISEMENTS. ONE THRKE INSERTION rSTSKRTtONSj vvords 6d. 1/3 28 Words. 9d. 1/9 1 36 Words 1/. 2/3 44 Words. 1/3 2/9 52 Words 1/6 3/6 The above charges apply only to the following classes of small advertisements, and must be PREPAID, or former rates will be charged. 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. STEEL PENS—Sample box, I ild., post free, 2id. 9 different sorts. Prices from 8*1. per gross, HUGHES, Stationer, Pontypool. COPYING PRESSES-21s. all iron, japanned and marbled. HUGHES, Pontypool. CHEAP PRINTING, without delay.—Bill Heads, cream laid paper, 10,000 for 29s. Memo- forms, 5,000 for 2]s. HUGHES, Pontypool* t! GRIST MILL TO LET. TO BE LET, with immediate possession, the GRIST MILL, worked by water power, situate on the Avon Llwyd between Pontypool and Pont- newyoydd. opposite to the Osborne Forge. For further particulars, apply to the Pontypool Iron and Tinplate Company, Pontypool. House and Shop to Let. EIRST-CLASS POSITION near Club Building, Pontypool. 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 HASKI:?S, Music Ware- house, Pontypool. 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 Eugineer, Park Ter- race. -q.i)ers and Others. ous SHOP & PREMISES, .r, Place, Pontypool, admirably iply to Mr DAVID DAVIES, Park Terrace, Pontypool. Cricket Club. ntypool Road 'f: was pro- nbers be hua, — f; six ket ♦P. <I i,ug order, p j->. —tely in the tioa. -I"or particulars pooJ. VILLA, Garndiffaith, a com- -Otjfortable Residence large garden, juse, and stables, with a few acres of land rent moderate.—Apply to Mr J. H. J, Talywain, near Pontypool. IIfUSJC, FRENCH, GERMAN, and LATIN.-Mrs 1U CLARKE (Diplomee), Railway Terrace, Pont newynydd, RECEIVES PUPILS in the above.' BIRMINGHAM GOODS, for Auctioneers, Shop- JtJ keepers, Hawkers, Tea Shops, &c. Agents Wanted. Wholesale Book, Post-free. Address, UXNBY MAY, (285) Birmingham. -J NEW INN CHAPEL. A LECTURE WILL be delivered by the Rev. J. R. KILSBY W JONES, on MONDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 1879. Subject-" Self-Built Men." < Chair to be taken at 7 o'clock. BODY OF CHAPBL, Is; GALLERY, 6D. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. 8 Hours at the Sea-side ON MONDAY, SEPT. 29TH, A DAY EXCURSION TRAIN FOR SWANSEA WILL leave Abergavenny at 7.5 a.m.; Penpergwm, 7.13; Nantyderry, 7.23; Pontypool Road, 7.45; Pontypool Town, 7 -53; Crumlin, 8.10; Tredegar Junction, 8.18; Rhymney Junction, 8.25; Llancaiach, 8.35 Quaker's Yard, 8.45; Mountain Ash. 8.55 Aberdare, 9.5; Hirwain, 9.20; and Glyn Neath, 9.45 a.m.—See special bills. J. GRIERSON, General Manager. FREDERICK GINNETT'S MONSTRE Hippodrome & Circus, WITH A SUPERB STUD OF 70 Horses, Ponies, t Mules, Zebras, Goats, Monkeys, and the Best Company ever organised, WILL visit PONTYPOOL. MONDAY. Sept. 29, W and CWMBRAN GARDENS, TUESDAY, Sept. 30 (first visits these 18 years). First performance at 2.30; second performance at 7.45. Engagement ex- traordinary of the greatest novelty in the world, the far-famed FARINI'S Thrilling Sensation, ZAZEL, the Human Caxuton Ball! (From the Royal Aquarium, London.) Amongst the Artistes who will appear at each per- formance in addition to the world-renowned Zazel, will be found the following, viz.:—CLAUDE GINNETT, FREDERICK GINNETT, MADEMOISELLE AMELIA, LIT- TLE NORA, the FERDINANDS, DARE DEVIL ZAOS, MADEMOISELLE HELENA, the BROTHERS LEANARDO, the A VOLO ATHLETES. Frederick Ginnett's Won- derful Educated Elephants, Poonah" and Delhi," "be cleverest little elephants in the world" (Vide m), will appear at every performance. Six Great ns, headed by WALLETT, the greatest of living •s of Admission Stalls (carpeted and luxuri- -ted), 3s; Boxes (carpeted), 2s; Pit, Is; Children and Schools, Half-price to all xcepted). New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. SPECIAL ADVANTAGES are offered to persons O booking passages to any New Zealand or Australian ports, through FREDK. SMITH, Bridge-st., Blaenavon, Local Agent for the following Lines- New Zealand Shipping Company (Limited), New Zealand Passengers' Line, Orient Steam Navigation Co., Green's Blackwall Line of Packets. AND OTHER LINES. For Fares, and other information, apply to the Local Agent.—To Canada, from S3 15s; to Australia, from 14 guineas; to New Zealand, from L16. EMIGRATION. TO prevent Disappointment, Delay, and Extra -L 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 MORGAN, GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. .7t/ I a JjRISTOL TO NEW YORK. GREAT WESTERN STEAMSHIP LINE. FIRST-CLASS STEAMERS, EXPERIENCED CAPTAINS, EXCELLENT ACCOMODATION, Low FARES. STEAMERS intended to SAIL as follows:— Tons From Cornwall 2,000. Saturday, Sept. 27.Bristol Somerset.2,000.Saturday, Oct. I ..Avonmouth Dock Lena 2,000. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Do. Goods only Bristol 2,000 Wednesday, Oct. U,Avonmouth Dock FARES ;-Saloon, 12 guineas Return Tickets, 20 guineas; Steerage, 6 guineas, from any Railway Station in England, including use of Mattresses, or with all Bedding, Crockery, and Cutlery provided, £ 6 13s 6d. Apply to MARK WHITWILL & SON, Grove, Bristol, Or to HARSE & BROWN, 6, Dock-st., Newport, Mon. NOTICE. IT is contemplated to hold a BAZAAR some time in the Autumn of 18S0, for the. purpose of defraying the Debt on St. Luke's Church, Pontnewynydd. The Rev. D. OWEN DAVIES, the Vicar, will be glad to receive the names of those who desire to contribute towards furnishing the Bazaar, and those who would like to take Stalls. 2-1 F. I. WALL, Auctioneer and Valuer, MARKET ST., PONTYPOOL. CASH advanced prior to Sale upon all kinds of Pro perty consigned for Absolute Disposal-All Sales settled for same or following day-Manager for the Commercial Loan and Discount Company, 77, Com- mercial-road, Newport, and Market-street, Pontypool- Cash advanced from £ 5 upward, to Farmers,Tradesmen, House'io'ders, and others, upon their Stock-in-Trade, FurniVre, and Effects, without publicity.—Address as above. All kinds of Household Furniture, Surplus Tob Lots, bought for cash. kS CORNER, & Appraiser, T, NEWPORT. .U for the Recovery of Sale, &c. JJPT SETTLEMENTS. J. H. WAINWRIGHT, AUCTIONEER, VALUER, 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. 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- mg 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. ENJOY YOUR MEALS WITH FURLOW'S New Arrowroot Cake FURLOW'S New Rice Cake FURLOW'S New Kinloc Cake FURLOW'S Rich Pastry FURLOW'S Savoury Pies FURLOW'S Pound Cake; and FURLOW'S Wholesome Bread CRITERION, CRANE ST., PONTYPOOL. JAMES ELLIS, OF WEST PLACE, PONTYPOOL, 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, CRANE 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 the shortest notice. Comfortable Rooms and well-aired Beds for respect- able persons recommended by friends. September 3rd, 1879. Salts Im Jwrta. SALE BY MR. HUMPHREYS DAVIES. 'V SALE OF FREEHOLD DETACHED LANDS, In the County of Monmouth. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Mr HUMPHREYS DAVIES, AT THE KING'S HEAD HOTEL, NEWPORT, ON WEDNESDAY, THE 29TH OF OCTOBER, At 3 o'clock. THE FOLLOWING PROPERTI ES: LOT 1. A Valuable Farm, in close proximity to the Parish Church of Mynyddysllwyn, in the County of Monmouth, known as Ton Ithon, containing 122a. 3r. 17p., in the occupation of Mr. Bees Nicholas, comprising a Farm House, with all necessary Premises, and the right of Pasturage on the Mountain for 200 sheep; the whole in good order. The Mines and Minerals under this Pro- perty, with the necessary powers in relation thereto, will be reserved to the vendors. LOT 2. Four valuable Closes of Pasture Land, in the Parish of Henllys, in the County of Monmouth, known as Bassalleg Lands, containing 6a. Or. Op., in the occupation of Mr Thomas Davies. LOT 3. A Close of Valuable Pasture Land in the Parish of Llanvihangel-Llantarnam, in the County of Monmouth, known as the Tranch, containing Ing 4a. lr. 21p., in the occupation of Mrs Jane Morgan. LOT 4. A Farm in the Parish of Llanwenarth Citra, in the County of Monmouth, known as Cwm Keggar, containing 94a. Or. lp. of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, in the occupation of Mr John Wall, together with a Homestead and suitable Buildings in substantial repair. LOT 5. A Farm in the Parishes of Llanthewy Rhydderch and Llanvapley, in the County of Monmouth, known as Cefn Gwyn, containing 82a. lr. 12p., in the occupation of Mr J. Davies, comprising a Farm House with all needful and necessary Buildings in good substantial repair, together with the Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, which is in excellent order and condition. LOT 6. A Farm in the Parish of Llanhennoc, in the County of Monmouth, known as Cwm Wewer Farm, containing 41a. lr. 35p. of excellent Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, together with a suit- able Homestead and Premises in substantial re- pair, in the occupation of Mr John Miles. LOT 7. A highly-productive Field of Meadow Land in the Parish of Llangibby, in the County of Mon- mouth, situate on west side of the River Usk, and known as Cae Sayes, containing 15a. 3r. 22p., in the occupation of Mr Lewis Lewis. LOT 8. A Valuable Farm, in the Parish of Llangibby, known as Cefn Carna, containing 26a. 2r. 15p. 0f Arable Meadow and Orchard Land, with suitable Homestead and Buildings, in the occupation of Mr John Harris. LOT 9. Three very Valuable Closes of Pasture Land, in the Parish of Llangibby, known as Caer Cwm, con- taining 12a. 2r. 19p., in the occupation of Mr Thomas Lewis. LOT 10. A very Valuable Farm, in the Parish of Llan- gibby, known as Coed-y-Pane Farm, containing 72a. 2r. 39p. of Excellent Arable Meadow and Pasture Land, in first-rate cultivation, and in the occupation of Mr William Williams. The Lands are all held from year to year. To View, and for full particulars, apply to ALFRED A. WILLIAMS, Esq., Estate Office, Pontypool Park, Monmouthshire. Plans and particulars, with conditions of Sale, are in course of preparation, and can be shortly had from Messrs. BOWLINGS, FOYER, & HOBJJERN, 26, Essex St., Strand, London; Mr C.H.DAVIDS, Land Agent, Banbury; Mr. A. A. WILLIAMS the King's Head Hotel, Newport; arid of the AUCTIONEER. SALES BY MESSRS. WAITE ANp SON. .V' To Contractors, Hauliers,Dealers, Butchers, Farmers, and Others. GARN VACH FARM, NEAR THE SIX BELLS INN, GARNDIFFAITH. (Within Ten Minutes' walk of the Varteg, Talywain Cwmavon, and Abersychan Railway Stations.) IMPORTANT SALE OF Powerful Draught Horses, Cart Mare and Colt, Entire Horse, Cob, Ponies, Valuable Milking Cows, Heifers (in calf), Prize Bull, Ewes and Lambs, Sow and Pigs, Fat Cows, Heifer Calf, Welsh Wethers, Porker Pigs, Waggon, Carts, Harness, Market Trap, Ricks of Prime Hay, Manure, Stationary Steam Engine, Household Furniture, and other Effects. WAITR & SON HAVE been instructed by Mr EBENEZER PHELPS, Contractor (who is leaving the above Farm, and whose Contract at the TwynyffrW(j Incline is at an end through the opening of the London and North-Western Branch Railway from Blaenavon to Pontypool), to SELL by AUCTION, on the above Premises as above, on THURSDAY, the 9th day of OCTOBER, 1879 (the day before Pontypool Fair), at 12 o'clock noon, the whole of his EXCELLENT AND MOST VALUABLE I Live and Dead Stock, IMPLEMENTS, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, & EFFECTS, COMPRISING LIVE AND DEAD STOCK.—Fourteen good and powerful draught horses, varying from 14 to 16 hands high; entire horse, good worker; mare, with colt, and in foal; very handsome grey cob, good in saddle or harness; very pretty cream- coloured pony, and one black pony, in foal; ten very valuable Hereford and short-horned milking cows and heifers, to calve in good time; prize bull, fat cows, heifer, and fat calf; twenty Welsh wethers, ewes and lambs, twenty yearlings, sow with eight pigs, seven store pigs, six porkers, about fifty ducks and fowls; and a well-trained sheep dog. Also, three ricks of prime well-ended hay, and about twenty-five ton&of good stable manure. IMPLEMENTS AND EFFECTS.—A very useful sta- tionary steam engine, three-horse power, suitable for chaff cutting, &c.; chaff engine, and gear at- tached, with stand and pulley wheels; chaff en- gine, with horse gear; narrow-wheel road waggon, four narrow-wheel carts (nearly new), market trap, large quantity of long, short, underground, trap, and other harness, ladies and gentlemen's saddles and bridles, neck straps and chains, mangers, two- knife chaff machine, three wooden sheds, wheel- barrows, hogsheads, casks, tubs, box mangle new window frames, timber, old iron, firewood, &c. Also, a quantity of useful and well-preserved household furniture, dairy utensils, and effects, too numerous to mention. The AUCTIONEERS beg to call particular attention to the above; Mr Phelps' ability in the selection of horses, c., being so well-known, is a sufficient guaran- tee that the quality of the respective lots will render this Sale well worthy of attention. Luncheon (by Ticket) on Table at 10.30. SALE TO COMMENCE AT TWELVE O'CLOCK. Dated—Auctioneers' Offices, Pontypool, Sept. 23, 1879. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. To Brewers, Publicans, Innkeepers & Others SALE OF VALUABLE PROPERTY. WAITE & SON HAVE been favoured with instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the CROWN HOTEL, PONTSTOQL, about the middle of the ensuing month k THE PONTYPOOL, about the middle of the ensuing month. THE Queen Adelaide Inn, ABERSYCHAN; Also, a Large Garden, with walled boundary, well stocked with Wall and other Fruit Trees; Piggeries, Outhouses, &c., attached. Further particulars next issue. Auctioneers' Offices,.Clarence St., Pontypool, Sept. 29, 1879. SALES BY MESSRS. WAITE & SON. w.o. ,r, SALE THIS DAY. GREAT CLEARANCE SALE OF OIL PAINTINGS, TO COVER ADVANCES. MESSRS. WA I T E & SON Are instructed by the City of London Artists Association, TO SELL BY AUCTION, at the CLARENCE SALE ROOMS, on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, at 7 o'clock in the evening, an extensive and varied collection of OIL PAINTINGS By the following well-known Artists, viz Stewart, McLaren, Clementson, G. Leslie, Knell, jun., Gray, Shepherd, Grant, Miss Fleming, Walker, Adams, Meadows, West, Gilbert, Rose Venerman, Van Burgh, Carangy, and others. Y THE PICTURES INCLUDE GRAND SEA VIEWS, By Stewart, Knell, jun., Harman, and Gilbert. LANDSCAPES, By Stanfield, Shepherd, McLaren, Grant, Franklin, Fleming, Adams, Wilson, &c. FINE EXAMPLES GF ANIMAL PAINTING, By Rosa Venerman, Van Burgh, H. Harman, Arnold, Vinskey, and others, MOUNTAIN AND LAKE SCENERY, By G. Leslie, McLaren, Marko, Murphy, Donald. FIGURES, FLOWERS, FRUIT, &c. By Chandinerie, Clare, Flemings, Seager, Caranzy, Warner, Barnes, Muller, Gray, and others. The Auctioneers Leg to call special attention to this genuine and varied assortment of Oil Paintings, richly framed in English Alhambra, which must be sold. For Catalogues and further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers, Clarence St., Pontypool. SHORT NOTICE OF SALE. Olarence Sale Rooms, PONTYPOOL. WAITE AND SON WILL SELL BY AUCTION, on MONDAY NEXT, SEPTEMBER 29th, 1879, A QUANTITY OF Household Furniture, TRADE, & OTHER EFFECTS, (REMOVED AND SENT IN FOR ABSOLUTE SALE,) Comprising Mahogany, oak, dining, kitchen, and other tables; couch, in leather; kitchen chairs, 8-day case and other clocks, pictures, mahogany chests of drawers, oak chest, iron and wood bedsteads, palliasses, feather and millpuff beds, mahogany and other washstands and dressing tables, chamber ware, towel rails, bed- ding, tea canisters, tobacco jar, chaff machine, 4-pull beer engine, seed cleaner, churn, bagatelle balls, cues, pockets, &c., set of steps, chair-back, trap seat, axle, saucepans, frying-pans, bird cage, quartering and other timber, cask, bottles, lantern, and various other articles too numerous to mention. Sale to commence at Two o'clock. NO RESERVE. SALES BY MR. F. I. WALL. .V' 2, Commercial St., Pontypool. Mr. F. LWALL HAS been instructed by the LIVERPOOL TEA COMPANY (who are giving up their Pontypool Branch), to SELL BY AUCTION, on the above Premises, on SATURDAY NEXT, SEPT. 27th, 1879, the remaining portion of their Stock of Hardware, Fancy Goods, HOUSEHOLD FlIRSITCBE, AND EFFECTS. For particulars see Posters. Sales to commence at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. no EESERVPT. Auctioneer's Office, Market St., St. 22nd, 1879- < I i. ■ — \<*t •„* —- TOW HALL, PONTYPOOL. To atohmakers, Jewellers, Private Buyers, and Others. A PORTION OF THE STOCK OF A JEWELLER in Bankruptcy, HAS been consigned for absolute Sale (by the Trustee) to Mr. F. I. WALL, Who will OFFER the same by AUCTION, at the above place, on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st and 2nd (and following days, if ne- cessary). The Stock consists of 15 and 18-carat Fine Gold Jewellery, in suites; Dianioid and Gem Rings; Diamond Pins, Lockets, Pendants, &c.; Ladies and Gent.'s Gold and Silver Lever Watches, Gold Alberts, Carriage Clocks, Silver-plated Goods, &c., &c. Catalogues may be had of the AUCTIONEER, or sent post free upon application. Goods on view on Tuesday, Sept. 30th, 1879, and on mornings of Sale. Sales will commence each day at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dated—Auctioneer's Office, Market St., Sept. 22nd, 1879. Autumn and Winter Fashions. MRS, GUNN, Having returned from London, begs to announce that she has a large and well-selected Stock of New Drapery Materials & Trimmings, SUITABLE FOR THE APPROACHING SEASON. N.B.-All Orders in Dress and Mantle Making punctually attended to. Globe Hotel, Pontypool. MR. G. NEWTH, of the Bruce Hotel, Aberdare, begs to inform his friends and the public gene, rally that he has REMO"\O the above commodiou, premises, where he hop«^Tby>.a^ strict attention to business to merit the patronage of his friends, whose admiration will be excited. by the living. curiosities. KING'S HEAD HOTEL, CRANE-ST., PONTYPOOL. HENRY GALE BEGS to inform the Public that he has TAKEN the above HOTEL, the ALTERATIONS in which are now COMPLETED. Bottled and Draught Ales WINES, SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, &C. WELL-AIRED BEDS.
EXTRAORDINARY POISONING CASE. A'remarkable poisoning case has been the subject of a trial in the Vienna criminal court. The evidence showed that a poor seamstress named Leopoldine Haensel, who lived in Vienna, where she had no relations, formed the acquaintance of a married man. On the 27th July last she entertained a female friend, to whom she offered a glass of liqueur, remarking, He brought it to me." The liqueur was returned, z, whereupon the deceased drank it. Immediately after- wards she exclaimed, "What a bad taste1." fell on the floor, and was found to have expired. An analy- sis of the liqueur was subsequently made. It was found to contain 12 per cent. of prussic acid. Had the woman been alone nobody would have doubted that she had committed suicide; but her expression caused inquiries to be made for the "he" who gave her the stuff. These investigations resulted in the arrest of a man named Leopold Winkler, who was married, but childless. On being arrested he was asked if ) e knew Leopoldine Haensel. At this question he feinted, but afterwards pretended neither to know her nor to have bern intimate with her. The inquest threw but little light on the affair, but at the trial each day brought up some fresh and striking evidence of Winkler's guilt. By eight votes to four the court found the accused guilty. He was sentenced to be hanged, but he was recopunended to the ineicy of the Emperor. r
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 .137i 138j.x.d j „ Monmouthshire 100 .149 151 x.d „ Rhymney 100 .156 157 x.d „ Tatf Vale 100 .214 216 x.d PREFERENTIAL. Stock Monmouthshire 5 per cent. 100 .118 120 x.d 12 Do. New. convertible 6 10 £ ll; £ X.d Stock Taff Vale No 1 100 .214 216 x.d „ Do. 4! 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 .119 121 x.d 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 .128 130 „ Taff Vale 4 per cent 100 .102 104 BANKS. 20 Eris tolwest of England,Lim. 7-1. 7-1 71 4 100 Glamorganshire Banking Co. 100 .135 140 x.d 10 Glamorganshire. 10 13 14 x.d 10 London & Provincial, Lim. 5 10! 11 50 National Provincial 21 69 71 20 National Provincial 12 39 41 10 North and South Wales 10 27 27J 20 Swansea (Limited). 7 78 GAS. 10 Aberdare 10 10 11 x.d Stock Bristol 100 .175 177 „ Cardiff A 10 per cent 100 .175 180 x.d 19 Do. B 8 per cent 100 .135 140 x.d 25 Do. Shares 7 per cent.. 25 30 32 x.d 10 Llynvi Valley 10 10 11 Stock Newport A 100 .172 177 x.d „ Do. B 100 .128 132 x.d 20 Do. C. 17.. 18 19 x.d 25 Swansea 7 i per cent 25 32 34 GAS AND WATER. 10 Bridgend 10 9 10 Stock Do. Deb. Stock 100 .101 102 „ Pontypool (Max 10 p. c.) 100 .135 145 12 Do. ( do. ) 12 16 18 10 Do. (Max. 7 p. c.) 10 9 11 10 Ystrad 10 20 21 WATER WORKS. 25 Bristol 25 63 64 Stock Cardiff 100 270 290 11 Do. 1860. 100 .165 175 10 New 6 13 14 x.d 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 14 Stock Pontypridd 5p. o. Preference 100 107 109 x.d MISCELLANEOUS. Stock Alexandra Dock, 6 p. c. Pref. 100 .110 120 1, Ditto 8p.c. Pref. 100 ..120 130 10 Bristol and South Wales Wagon Co., Limited 4. 6t 61 x.d 4 z 23 Ebbw Vale 20. 3 5 100 Nantyglo and Blaina Iron Works, Preference 100 15 17 10 Newport Abercarn Colliery 10 4 5 5 Do. Tramways 5 2i 3jX.d 20 Patent Nut and Bolt, Lim. 14 18 19 50 Rhymney Iron, Limited 50 14 15 15 Do. New 15 4| 5 £ 25 South Wales Colliery 24 if 2j 50 Tredegar Iron &Coal, A Lim. 24 11 13 25 Do. do. B Lim. 25 16 18 Bank Rate 2 per cent. (since 10th April). BUYERS Great Western Colliery Shares Rhytnney Railway Ordinary Stock, 155J Do. do. Preferences and Debentures do. TaffVale Railway Stock Penarth Harbour, Dock, and Railway Shares Cardiff Water Co., ( £ 6 paid Shares) at 14, &c. THACKERAY & SAYCE, CARDIFF, September 24, 1879.
43irtbs, Alartit-iges. anb Beatfts. -V' BIRTH. Sept. 9, at St. James's Road, Surbiton, the wife of WiltoB P. Rix, of a daughter. DEATHS. On the 22nd inst., ac Avon Llwyd House, Pontnewynydd John Hair, aged 86 years.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. ERRATUM.—In our police report last week we stated that a Wm. Jones, of the Colliers' Friend, had been fined 10s. for having his house open for the sale of drink during illegal hours. It should have read that Wm. Jones wak fined for being on the premises of the Colliers' Friend. There is only one eeper of the name of Wm Jones at Garndif- faith, and he is the landlord of the 7- house ^hich enjoys the highest chaiVhite j^
CORRESPONDENCE. v L' PANTEG CHORAL SOCIETY." J To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—Will you allow me to state, for the benefit of honorary members, that the following number of the Messiah" will be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 7:— Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 17. 19. 20, 23, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 42, 43, 44, 45. obedient servant, Sept. 25, 1879. C. LAWRENCE, Conductor.
THE FOUR SHILLING RATE. To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,—I quite agree with a recent letter in your paper on the above subject, requesting the said costs to be in some way defined. I have heard that to do so would be impossible, that the numerous items would fill the FREE PRESS, and that the Local Board have no power to pay cost of the said adver- tisement. I have thought that perhaps the Editor of the FREE PRESS might not object to insert, free of expense, such items as would be of interest to the public, if the ratepayers requested it. Should such prove correct, it ought to satisfy the Board, and cer- tainly to some considerable extent it would. Yours respectfully, VICTIM No. 2.
STATE OF TRA-- On Monday, the secretary of the Wear SljJ builders' Association sent notices to various classes of workmen employed in shipyards, inti- mating the iiiasters' iiiteiition to reduce the wages of time men from 2s to 5s per week, and prices from 7 to 15 per cent., to take effect from October 23rd. The mills of Messrs. Crewdson, Crosses, and Co. (Limited), Bolton and Moses Gate, were on Monday morning thrown open at the reduction of 10 per cent. The whole of the weavers, winders, aud warpers resumed their employ- ment. The strike had lasted since the 27th of August. Until trade improves the mills will only be run about three days per week. The miners at the Monte Bretton Collieries, near Barnsley, who are now under notice of a heavy reduction, held a meeting on Monday, and unanimously resolved not to entertain tho terms of the employers. It was also resolved to ask the masters to hold over the notice a fort- night, so that the men might further discuss the reduction question. The Dundee millworkers, who came out on strike a week ago for higher pay, resumed work on Tuesday at their former wages. The prompt action of the Glasgow authorities in closing the relief works on Monday, because the unemployed would not work till five o'clock for an additional sixpence instead of a shilling, has brought them to reason. The unemployed met on the Green on Tuesday, and sent a depu- tation to the magistrates imploring them to re- open the works, as the men and their families are starving. The general community are in- dignant at the folly of the men. Owing to the disagreements among manufac- turers in the tin-plate trade, a meeting of the Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire manufac- turers was held on Monday to consider the de- sirability, or otherwise, of breaking up the masters' association. It was decided to continue the working of the association as usual. The trade shows signB of improvement. The rollers, shearers, and shinglers of the North of England have generally struck against Dale's arbitration award reducing their wages. This action throws out of work a large number of other ironworkers. The colliers' strike in the Silverdale district has now concluded in a partial victory for the men. A mass meeting was held on Monday morning, at which Mr Brown, the miners' agent for North Staffordshire, reported that Messrs. Stanier would open the pits at the men's terms, for about 800 workmen, but the remaining pits would not start till orders were more plentiful. He advised the men to accept this offer, and to maintain out of their wages the men held in idleness. This resolution was adopted, and the whole of the men decided to present themselves for work on Tuesday. The whole of the men employed at the rolling- mills at the Bowesfield Malleable and Dowlais Ironwork, Stockton-on-Tees, are out on strike against the proposed reduction of 121 per cent. io their wages, under the award of Mr Dale, the arbitrator in the finished iron trade dispute. A number of lodges connected with the South Yorkshire Miners's Union have held meetings to consider the question of restriction of output. Several of them have agreed to a resolution in favour of making a demand for the ten per cent. advance in their wages or restricting the output. The men who have been for the last few weeks on strike at the New Heanor Colliery, belonging to Mr West, of Marlpool, have now resurne3 work, the notices which they had received of decrease of 3d per ton having been withdrawr Tuesday afternoon miners' delegates, repre- senting the Staffordshire and Worcestershire districts, waited upon Mr Smith, Lord Dudley s chief agent, and urged him to increase the price of coal so that wages could be advanced. The request, it was promised, would be considered. At a meeting of operative spinners of WhgaO, held on Tuesday evening ;t was antiouncepi that the masters had dtfeAi^d to adopt shor/. tiin0' and insisted on a. reduction in w^ges. J roooivct.nX.i », £ «i»B:i.iiA reduction, but Qytrore en- 1 tering upon a strike the operatives to taka j the opinion of the Central Association in Man- i Chester as to the advisableness of s'ich a step. I. ,v
SHOCKING DEATlI AT TALYWAIN. The Deputy Coroner, E. B,Edw-rds, Esq., held an inquiry at the Hotel, Talywain, on Wednesday afternoon, into the circumstances at- tending the death of Thomas Jones, a haulier em- ployed at the Cwmsychan Pit of the Ebbw Vale Company's works at Talywain.-Mr R. D. Bain, Assistant Inspector of Mines, was present at the inquest; and Mr W. P. James, manager of the works, represented the Comp-.tny.-Robert Furber deposed that he was a collier, and was working with the deceased in the same pit on Monday. A tram was going down an incline, and deceased at- tempted to sprag one of the wheels, as it was going at a furious rate. He ought to have spragged it before commencing, but the tram ran wild, and in his efforts to check it deceased was thrown down and run over. Witness at once went to him, but found that he was already dead, the head being shockingly crushed and the body mutilated.—By Mr Bain :.It was the dutylof the deceased & no one else to sprag the tram. It should have been done before the tram was put in motion.—Jos. Harper gave similar testimony, remarking that when they picked deceased up he was dead.—Mr Bain ob- served that he had been down the pit that morn- ing, and visited the scene of the accident. From what he saw and the enquiries he made, he was satisfied that no one was to blame in the matter, except the unfortunate man himself.—The jury thereupon returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guar- dians was held at the Workhouse on Thursday last, Henry Lewis, Esq., in the chair, There were also present—Messrs. D. Llewellin, R. Greenway, W. P. James, E. Jones, J. Morgan, E. Holds. worth, J. F. Powell, and H. Parfitt. TENDERS. Meat.-The following tenders were opened for the supply of beef and mutton to the Workhouse for the next three months Mr Lawrence, beef, 5jd. per lb.; mutton, in the House, 61d. Mr T. Lewis, to supply all round, beef, 5|d.; mutton, 7d; Mr F. Jones, beef, 6d; mutton, 6|d.; Mr Cham- pion, 6d. all round; Mr Pullin, beef, 5|d.; mut- ton, 6td.-As it appeared that beef was far the largest article of consumption, the tender of Mr T. Lewis was accepted. Bread.-For Usk, Mr Parker at 51d per 41b. loaf. Pontypool, Messrs Jones and Williams at 4id. .illiseellaneous.-Groceiies, Messrs Jones and Wil- liams shoes, Mr W. Parkhouse; shaving, Mr T. Taylor; coal, the Ebbw Vale Company; milk, Mr H. Knipe; bread and groceries for Abersychan, Mr T. Lewis. INMATES. The Master reported that the number of in- mates was 173, being a decrease of 5 on the corre- sponding week of last year. This was all the business.
FOOTBALL. SOUTH WALES CHALLENGE CUP. A meeting of the committee of the South Wales Football Union was held on Tuesday, at the Queen's Hotel, Cardiff, under the presidency of Mr Mullock (Newport), for the purpose of drawing ties for the South Wales Challenge Cup, at present held by Newport. The ties were drawn as follows: —First Round (on or before Dec. 6) Merthyr v. Lampeter; Llanv. Llandilo; Swansea v. New- port; Aberdare v. Pontypool; Cardiff v: Llan- dovery; Neath v Llanelly." Second Round (by Jan. 17, 1880) A, Swansea or Neath v. Newport or Llanelly. B, Merthyr or Lampeter v. Aberdare or Pontypool. C, Cardiff or Llandovery v. Llandaff or Llandilo. Third Round (by Februaiy 14,1880) Winner of B v. winner of C. 'Winner of A, bye. final (by 17th March) Winner of B or C v. A. The Pontypool Glub, which commenced their practices on the 18th inst., will continue to prac- tice every Thursday and Saturday, at 3 p,m,
LIGHTS ON ENGINES.—On Friday, a case of some importance to the drivers of steam engines came before the Wakefield magistrates, when a driver was fined .£1 for not having two lights in front of an engine, as required by Act of Parliament. He pleaded that he was not aware the lights were re- quired, and handed to the Bench a copy of the Act which he had consulted, and in which there was no mention of li^ht. The Bench told him the older Act was still m force, and he was required to have lights. ¡;J