ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. STROLLER ABOUT THE TOWN. Your letter on the early closing of drapers' shops is not accom- panied by the information respecting your own name which is required by our rules for corre- spondence. RATEPAYER."—Your letter on Unequal Rat- ing," as shown in the Jury List for the parish of Trevethin, is a subject of vital importance to ratepayers generally, and fair and temperate discussion of it would, no doubt, lead to some reformation of the anomalies of which you com- plain. But the terms in which your letter is couched are not adapted for publication—they would render you liable to an action or two, with, perhaps, heavy damages to pay in each case. We would readily insert a letter on the subject which did not contain the pertinent per- sonal implications of an offensive and libellous character that your present one does, and re- commend you to give the subject another trial. z,
CHURCH MUSIC. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,-I have often wondered how Church-going people can tolerate Anthems being sung in their places of worship, and have come to the conclusion that it must be because they really have no voice in the matter,—otherwise they surely would not stand up in a body to praise their Maker, and one and all keep their mouths shut. A resident officiating minis- ter recently set his congregation an example by sitting down while an Anthem was being sung, and I must say that I admired his pluck. He might also, I think, have advised the congregation to keep their seats for a short time while the choir and organist entertained them with their choicest selection. Mr Editor, I love harmony inside and outside the Church, but I must say that my candid opinion is that 99 out of 100 of any Church congregation would prefer Hymns to Anthems and their feelings are, I am sure, deserving of some consideration. I should like to hear a few arguments-if any could be found —in favour of Anthems being retained in the Church. I really know of none. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, Pontypool, Sept. 29, 1879, HARMONY. [Our correspondent has brought forward a subject upon which diverse opinions are held—the example is set by our cathedrals and many other large places of worship, while in Roman Catholic Churches, an- thems, and even masses which occupy perhaps an hour's time, are sung by the trained choir without the congregation being able to join in the music or words, which are for the most part Latin. Musicians must hold contrary opinions to those expressed by our correspondent, or they would not compose so many anthems as they do. That choirs enjoy the singing of anthems is well known, but what may be the feeling of the congregation is quite another matter, and this can only be elicited by discussion of the subject.—ED. P. F. P.] To the Editor of the free Press. Sir,—With your permission, I would present my compliments to Mr W. H. Harper, and would also express my sincere and high appreciation of his kind favour in dedicating to me his beautiful and soul-stir- ring Protestant Ballad, which appeared in your issue of last week. Mr Harper has been known by repute to me for several years, not only through his many interesting and valuable contributionsto your columns, but through the high testimony which I have heard borne by intimate acquaintances to his very superior abilities and moral worth. I am glad that he is led to make choice of great historic QVQnt", and even tbriuo vrhich illustrate the intolerant and persecuting spirit of the Papacy, as themes for his songs. Even a poet must be a brave man to do this in these days of spurious catholicity of spirit & of reckless and meaningless breadth of opinion. Mr Harper will remember that many of the most illus- trious poets of the past have depicted in burning and immortal strains the oppressions and cruelties of the Church of Rome. Let Mr Harper bear in mind the notable remark of the illustrious poet who said that he would rather be the maker of his country's songs than the maker of her laws and it will serve him as inspiration as well as encouragement. When the laws of the most famed legislator shall be unknown, ex- cept by the few of a learned profession, and shall exercise no conscious influence upon the people, ex- cept by way of punishing offenders, the inspired songs of the poet shall stir the heart of the whole nation, child and sire, ignorant and learned, peasant and peer. I hope we shall be favoured with many more songs of the same nature from the pen of Mr Harper. I am, Sir, yours, VERITAS. To the Editor of the Free Press.. Sir,—In the tenders for meat at the Pontypool Union last week,there were two respectable tradesmen in the town whose tenders were lower than the per- son's who got it. Could any of the officials give in- formation why this preference should be given, if they want to economise for the welfare of the rate- payers, as it is no encouragement for other butchers to compete. Pontypool, Oct. 1st. VERITAS. [We need hardly say that the writer of this letter is not the same person who wrote the one preceding it.- ED. F.P] To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,—In reading your report of last week, I noticed the price of meat tendered for at Pontypool Union. Was also pleased to see every person's ten- der published; bnt I think our worthy Guardians must have overlooked some of them, as I see Mr Pullin's tender was the same price as Mr Lewis's for beef, and a halfpenny per pound lower for mutton, yet Mr Lewis had the contract. Perhaps it is the well-known superior quality makes the difference; but if our worthy Guardians will take the trouble to cast an eye at cattle being driven to slaughter-houses, I will leave them to judge for themselves. For my own part, I should like to see the old rule, that is, beef tendered for without bone, as then it don't pay the butcher to slaughter old half-fat milking cows, for he would find that he had more bone than meat. I am, sir, yours truly, A RATEPAYER.
THE events of the past week, so far as local matters are concerned, have been singularly de- void of public interest. The Local Boards in our district have little to comment upon, and matters generally pursue the even tenour of their way." It was anticipated that a warm discussion anent the four-shilling rate would take place when the members of the Pontypool Local Board met in solemn conclave. Nothing, however, was said in the presence of the public representatives. A few matters of ordinary rou- tine character were disposed of, and the Board resolved itself into committee," to the exclu- sion of Reporters. The ratepayers have a heavy burden to bear the increased rate will press severely upon them their resources will be taxed in very many cases to the uttermost, but it will be wise for them to put up with the in- evitable, and make the best of an unpleasant piece of business. The Taxing Master, who is ever cautious, had the accounts in question be- fore him and it may be safely affirmed that nothing would have been allowed by him which was not in every respect legitimate. At the same time, although it can hardly be expected that every individual item of claim by each person who went up to London as a witness in the action, MASTERS V. THE PONTYPOOL LOCAL BOARD, would be published for the information of the ratepayers, there can be no manner of doubt that very many among them would be much better satisfied, when contributing their quota, did they but know what really will be- come of the money after it is paid to the Collec- tor, and into whose hands it will eventually find its way. It is gratifying to learn from Dr. Mason, the Medical Officer of Hoalth, that the death-rate is extremely lotv, while the births are far in the ascendant. No zymotic disease exists in the neighbourhood4 and bad weather and laxity of trade aro the only causes of lament. THE immense cinder tips which, picturesquely or otherwise, so extensively diversify the landscapes of South Wales, as well as many other parts of the country, have hitherto only served as remem- brances of the vigour with which the iron manu- facture has been carried on for a long period. Although the various attempts which have been made at different times to utilise this waste mate- rial have occasionally been attended with a partial success, it has been delusive rather than assured, and it may be said that beyond its use as metalling for ordinary roads and ballasting for railroads, all endeavours to turn it to account in a practical way have been rendered futile by its extremely brittle and vitreous nature. The manufacture of iron has been, up to recent times, one of the chief industries of the country, and, in conjunction with the coal and tin trades, has been almost the sole support of the large populations in the manufac- turing districts of South Wales. In former years, now known as the good old times," the iron trade was a source of profit to all concerned in it, and master and man alike, if not in equal degree, reaped a rich reward for the enterprise and indus- try with which it was prosecuted. But of late years a change has come athwart the scene, and from a combination of circumstances, instead of being prosperous, the iron trade is now in a languishing and greatly depressed condition. One of the most potent causes-and, moreover, it is one over which neither employers nor employed could possibly have the slightest control-is undoubt- edly the immense impetus which has been given to the steel trade, from the greatly-diminished cost of its production by means of the comparatively simple and direct processes of manufacture in- vented by Bessemer and Siemens, which have now almost superseded the previous complicated and expensive methods. The cheapening of steel has had the inevitable effect of extending its use, and to such an extent have both cause and effect been carried, that steel has well-nigh pushed its primo- genitor, iron, out of the market, its price being now but little above thatiron, and fts useful- ness being found to extend almost to all purposes for which iron was formerly considered indis- pensable. Steel is now made into rails, boiler- plates, armour-plates, engine-shafts and cranks, boats, and even ships, and, besides these, is put LJ a variety of uses of which its most sanguine ad- mirers could scarcely have dreamed. When Bes- semer made known his invention, twenty years ago, no one conceived it possible that steel would supersede iron as it has since done, or if he did, that the supersession would take place in so short a time. But although steel has proved itself so furmidable a rival to iron, it may not be invulner- able, and the time may yet come when it, too, shall be laid aside in order that something more durable, or less costly, may take its place. Al- ready we seem to be on the verge of some such revolution; and from what is foreshadowed by recent discoveries and inventious, the time may not be far distant when steel, which has supplant- ed iron, may, in its turn, be displaced by glass. Among the papers read at the recent meeting of the Iron and Steel Institute, Liverpool, was 0 one by Mr C. Wood, in which the idea was promul- gated that by the system of Mr H. L. Buckuall, glass which has been moulded into any required form may be toughened by immersion, when highly heated, in cool oil or similar liquid, and that a pig or ingot of such toughened glass will not readily break. Mr Bucknall says his first baby-sleeper of glass was so heavy that he allowed it to fall upon the floor of the manufactory at Dresden, but to his surprise found his baby to be a sound sleeper. It also appeared that, when sub- jected to the test of a falling weight, a toughened glass pig did not break beneath a lighter weight than 900 lbs. falling from a height of 20 ft.! When we remember the fact of glass being so exceedingly hard that nothing but diamonds or the hardest crystals can eveu scratch it, we shall have some idea of the extreme importance of the invention. The principal reason why steel is used in preference to iron, is because, being so much harder, it will stand so much more wear and tear, and therefore requires replacing less frequently. But how immeasurably harder is glass than even steel The ratio of respective hardness between iron and steel is as nothing when compared with that between steel and glass. We may therefore conclude that, if toughened glass can be manufactured and moulded into a variety of forms, 011 a large scale for practical purposes, as successfully as on a small scale in the experiments alluded to, the era of iron and steel may be regarded as al- most doomed, and the inauguration of that of frlaKS Otllj « nl! .0 TKorf.lo yol OOO ther phase of this remarkable invention, and that is, the seeming adaptability of the vitreous refuse from our blast furnaces (commonly called "cinder" in this neighbourhood) to the manu- facture of toughened glass. If the huge masses, we might say mountains, of this refuse could be utilised in such a manner, they would bring for- tunes to the owners of what is now worth less than nothing, for it is in the way, and occupies good ground, which has to be paid for that it may serve as a place whereon the rubbish may rest. In this way would the ironmasters be re- couped for the losses they have sustained by the diminution and decay of their legitimate trade, in which they had sunk so much capital, through the rise and advance of the steel trade. Thus, by a species of retributive justice, iron would be avenged upon its rival, steel, by enabling glass to supersede it.
The Liverpool Mercury says that the reward off, fur information of the whereabouts of Mi.-ss F Edwards has been increased to £ 100. A pf upwards three weeks has 'elapsed since her ious disappearance and the gravest fearr entertained as to her fate. Lord Chesbam, who, with Captain r recently thrown from a gig at Chorle- mansworth, while driving to a flow Ebury's, has sufficiently recovered to his public duties, although he still wderable difficulty.
House and Shop to Let. FIRST-CLASS POSITION near Club Building, 1' Pontypool. LARGE SHOP, 20 feet by 20 feet; double front, plate glass, with store room of same size beneath. HOUSE contnins eight good rooms, china pantry, outhouses, and usual offices. Private entrance from new road.—Apply to Mr llASKIS, Music Ware- house, Pontypool. Building Land, Pontypool. ELIGIBLE SITES for BUILDIXG, situate near the British School, to be Let on Lease f<>r 99 years. —Apply to Mr W. II, ROSSFR, Albion Road. or to Mr DAVID DAVIES, Civil and Mining Engineer, Park Ter- race. To Drapers and Others. TO LET, a commodious SHOP & PREMISES, situated in the Market Place, Pontypool, admirably ada ptf;d for business.—Apply to Mr DAVID DAVIES, Civil and Mining Engineer, Park Terrace, Pontypool. FIVE SHILLINGS REWARD.—LOST, on the Mountain between Abersychan and Aberbeeg, a GOLD TWIST BROOCH, on Thursday, Sept. 25tb. Apply at the Police Station, Abersychan. lcp HOUSEMAID WANTED.-Mugt have filled a IB similar situation, and have a ifrst-class charac- ter.—MrsW. H. HASKINS, Pontypool. ANTED.-20 Boys, of good character; VV special terms to those of 13 or 14 years of age. Applv to William Brown Witchell, South Wales Boot Manufactory, Abersycban. DRESSMAKING.—Wanted, immediately, Appren- tices or Improvers, indoor or outdoor.—Apply to Mrs Guxx, George-street, Pontypool. TO LET, a SIX-ROOMED HOUSE & GARDEN, in High-street, Pontypool; about one minute's walk from Crane-street Station.—Apply to JOHN WIL- Li.vMf, grocer, I'ontnewynydd. TO BE LET, GLANAYON HOUSE, Abersychan a commodious and comfortable Residence, with Garden and Lawn, enclosed; three minutes walk from railway ,tation.ilpply to Mrs JONES, Swan Hotel, Pontypool. TO LET, a BREWERY, in good working order, situate in Crane-street, Pontypool, lately in the occupation of Mr W. R. Sumption.—For particulars apply to Mr F. PHOBYX, Pontypool. — — ——.—I —— .—. 1^0 BE LET, ROCK VILLA, Garndiffaith, a com- modious and comfortable Residence large garden, lawn, coach-house, and stables, with a few acres of land if required; rent moderate.—Apply to Mr J. H. STEPHEN, Talywain, near Pontypool. USIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, and LATIN.—Mrs CLARKE (Diplomee). Railway Terrace, Pont newynydd, RECEIVES PUPILS in the above. BIRMINGHAM GOODS, for Auctioneers, Shop- JL-) keepers, Hawkers, Tea Shops, &c. Agents Wanted. Wholesale Book, Post-free. Address, HENRY MAY, (285) Birmingham. NEW INN C HAP E L. A LECTURE WILL be delivered by the Rev. J. E. KILSBY JONES, on MONDAY, OCTOEER 6th, 1879. Subject-" Self-Built Men." Chair to be taken at 7 o'clock. BODY OF CHAPEL, Is GALLERY, 6D. ITsk Graminar School. THE Christmas Quarter will commence on MONDAY NEXT, the Oth inst. Pupils make rapid progress at this School; and the Reports of the last two Annual Examinations were of a very flattering character. House Scholarships of the value of C 15 per annum are offered to Boys passing a satisfactory Qualifying Examination on entrance. The highest Testimonials from Noblemen, Mem- bers of 1 arlIament, and others; and all further particulars may be obtained on application to ROBERT FARQUHAR McKERROW, 3tal (Head Master.) Anlnran and Winter Fashions. MRS. G T TN IN, ( 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. 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- roercial-road, Newport, and Market.street, Pontypool— Cash advanced from £ j upward, to Farmers, Tradesmen, Househo iers, and others, upon their Stock-in-Trade, Furnivi -e, and Effects, without publicity.—Address as above. All kinds of Household Furniture, Surplus Stock, or Job Lots, bought for cash. THOMAS CORNER, Auctioneer & Appraiser, 42, COMMERCIAL STREET. NEWPORT. RENTS COLLECTED. Experienced Bailiffs employed for the Recovery of Rents, Bills of Sale, &c. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS, 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 Busiuess, 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. Globe Hotel, Pontypool. MR. G. NEWTH, of the Bruce Hotel, Aberdare begs to inform his friends and the public gene- rally that he has REMOVED to the above commodiou, premises, where he hopes by 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. which are now COMPLETED. Bottled and Draught Ales WINES, SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, &e. I WELL-AIRED BEDS. Salts hr urlion. SALE BY MR. HUMPHREYS DAVIES. .J'"v'J'J-f'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, Ox 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. Rees 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 4a. Ir. 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. of Arable Meadow and Orchard Land, with suitable Homestead and Buildings, in the occupation of Mr John Harris. p 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. Avery 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 aro all held from year to year. To View, andfor 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, POYER, k HORDERN, 26, Essex St., Strand, London; Mr C. H. DAVIDS, Land Agent, Banbnry; Ir. A. A. WILLIAMS; the King's Head Hotel, Newport; and of the AUCTIONEER. SALES BY MESSRS. WAITE AND SON. 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 SALR 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. WAITE & SON HAVE been instructed by Mr EBENEZER PHELPS, -H Contractor (who is leaving the above Farm, and whose Contract at the Twynyffrwd 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 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 Sty ducks and fowls; and a well-trained sheep dog. Also, three ricks of prime well-ended hay, and about twenty-five tons 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, Src., 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, PONTYPOOL, on THURSDAY, the 23rd OCTOBER, 1879, at 3 o'clock in the Afternoon, THE Queen Adelaide Inn, ABERSYCHAN; Also, a Large Garden, with walled boundary, well stocked with Wall and other Fruit Trees Piggeries, Outhouses, &c., attached. Full particulars next issue. To view, apply on the Premises, and for further par- I ticulars to the Auctioneers, or to Messrs. GREENWAY & BYTHWAY, Solicitors, Pontypool. SALES BY MESSRS. WAITE AND SON. .r"Î' To Cabinet-Makers, Carpenters, Parties Furnishing, and Others. ALBION TERRACE, PONTYPOOL, MON. WAITE AND SON HAVE RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS TO SELL BY AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 27th JL day of OCTOBER, 1879, on the premises as above, at 12 o'clock noon, all the STOCK-IN-TRADE, TOOLS, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, Of the late Mr DAVID DAVIES, Cabinet-Maker, COMPRISING- STOCK-iN-TRADE. -A quantity of carpenters' and other tools, mahogany, birch and other planks and boards, mahogany and other veneers, oak planks, flooring boards and other timber, chairs, in make, quantity of patterns and templates, hair, millpuff and other stuffings, chest of tools, car- penter's bench, grindstone, wheelbarrows, laths, ladders, steps, plate glass, paint pots, sashes, stock and bits, turning tools, tool chest, locks, saws, glue pots, polishing utensils, block of mahogany, iron bars, iron cramp, firewood, old iron, &c. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS.— Mahogany couch in hair, chairs in ditto, centre, dining, oak and other tables, barometer, pier and other glasses, easy chair in leather, books, chimney ornaments, table covers, carpets, hearth rugs, cocoanut matting, mats, oil paintings, pictures and engravings, clock and timepieces, magic lantern, with slides, large telescope, vases, fender and fire irons, table lamps, mahogany half- tester and other bedsteads, feather beds, bolsters and pillows, millpuff ditto, straw palliasses, wash- stands and dressing tables, ware, wardrobe, linen chest, chest of drawers, cane-seated and other chairs, night commode, brass candlesticks, tea trays, clothes basket, steel fire-guard, Coalbrook- dale casting, flat-irons,, tea and dinner ware, crockery, china, glass, pots, tubs, pans, teakettle, saucepans, bottles, &c., &c. GOODS ON VIEW THE MORNING OF SALE. NO RESERVE. SALE BY MR. J. H. WAINWRIGHT. .r-r"r- Nos. 8 & 9, PARK TERRACE, PONTYPOOL. IMPORTANT AND UNRESERVED SALE OF SUPERIOR MODERN HOUSEHOLD & OFFICE FURNITURE, Oil Paintings; Engravings; PLATE, CHINA; CUT GLASS; AND LIBRARY of upwards of 1000 Vols. of Legal, Scientific, and Standard Works. MR. J. H. WAINWRIGHT Has been favoured with instructions to ELL BY AUCTION on the premises of W. H. O LLOYD, ESQ., Solicitor, as above, on MONDAY and TUESDAY, the 13th and 14th of OCTOBER, 1879, and following day if necessary, the whole of the valuable and modern HOUSEHOLD AND OFFICE FURNITURE; BOOKS; AND OTHER EFFECTS, COMPRISING- Mahogany bookcase, mahogany pedestal dining table, mahogany easy, arm, and dining-room chairs, hair- seated chairs, covered with morocco- mahogany couc]. not, with cer gilt fr& rosewood seated arm tables, hancu brackets and i oil paintings, 10. T. H. Thomas, Sit engravings, chroiu- 11 r!1 under glass shades, onaments, vases, lust decanters, claret jugs, champagne, hock, port, sherry, goul";t, custard, sugar, cream, and soda water grasses; cruet stands, dinner service, china breakfast, tea, and dessert services, cheese stands (jasper ware), sets of jugs, &c.; silver and plated articles, butler's trays, dressers, with cupboards and drawers, square, round, and other kitchen tables, Windsor and cane-seated chairs, 8-day and other clocks, japanned tea trays, steel and other fenders, fire irons, dish covers, meat safes, sarcophagus, Kidderminster, Brussels, and other carpets, hearth rugs, skin and other mats, hassocks, anti- macassars, hall lamp, (3-light,) gilt, telescope, pendant, and other gas fittings; a large variety of other useful articles, and the usual kitchen and culinary requisites. Wine racks and cases, stone ware, wine casks, with taps and cases, beer trams, brass taps, stone jars, bottles, &c. BEDROOMS.—Wardrobe, mahogany chests of drawers, marble top, mahogany and other wash- stands, mahogany and painted dressing tables, towel rails, handsome mahogany toilet glasses, half-tester and French brass and iron bedsteads, palliasses, wool and millpufi mattresses, feather beds, bolsters and pillows, sheets, blankets, counterpanes, &c., japanned toilet set, chamber ware, toilet sets, toilet covers, bedroom chairs, sponge and other baths, window curtains and wire blinds, hearth rugs, druggetting, mats and the usual APPOINTMENTS OF 5 BEDROOMS. OFFICES.—Mahogany and painted book cases' mahogany book stand, rosewood stationery cabinet, mahogany occasional writing desks, mahogany pigeon nests, on stand, large American birch and other very useful office tables, two rosewood cabinets with drawers, iron stands with japanned deed boxes, fire-proof safes with double and single doors, (by Hobbs, Hart & Co.,Whitfield, & others), large and small painted deed boxes, mahogany hair-seated easy chairs, six mahogany hair-seated chairs covered with morocco, Cane-seated and other chairs, folding steps and chair combined, mahogany whatnot, mahogany bookcase and se- cretaire, mahogany pedestal desks, single and double, with flaps, cupboards, drawers, &c.; letter press and stand, with drawers, mahogany centre table, calendars, inkstands, stationery and other cabinets, fender, fire irons, hearth rugs, Brussels carpet, oil cloth, mats, wire and Venetian window blinds, book shelves, fire screens, gas fittings, &c. LIBRARY.—Upwards of 1000 vols, of legal, scientific and standard works. THE SALE TO COMMENCE EACH DAY AT ELEVEN A.M. PRECISELY. Catalogues may be obtained from the Auctioneer Three Days prior to the Days of Sale. The whole of the furniture is in excellent con- dition, and the paintings, engravings, books and articles of value, have been selected with great care and taste at considerable cost. SALE BY MR. F. I. WALL. TOWN HALL, PONTYPOOL. To Watchmakers, 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 M.r. F. I. WALL, Who will CONTINUE to OFFER the same by AUCTION, at the above place, on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, October 3rd and 4th. Catalogues may be had of the AUCTIONEER, or sent post free upon application. Goods on view 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. AN EVENING BEVERAGE—Epps'sCacaoine (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., Homoeopathic Che- mists, Loudon." New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. SPECIAL ADVANTAGES are offered to persons 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 LocalAgent.-To Canada, from X3 15s; to Australia, from 14 guineas; to New Zealand, from X16. EMIGRATION. rro prevent Disappointment, Delay, and Extra J_ 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 ORGAN. GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. 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 Somerset.2,000.Saturday, Oct. 4,Avonniouth Dock Lena 2,000 To follow. Bristol 2,000. Arragon .1 500. Cornwall.2,000. Devon 2,000. 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, Y,6 13s 6d. 0 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. 2-2 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.
1\T l\T T G HORSE HOTEL, VTTYPOOL. UB. Ji. his friends, ies, will estab- -.tb, to consist of _rs. Persons desir- osy method of obtaining a. (weighing not less than 9-lbs.): A pint bottle of the BEST PORT OR SHERRY WINE, and half a dozen GOOD CIGARS, (or any other liquor sold on the premises, in lieu of cigars,) may dc so by paying Is per week for 12 weeks, com- mencing on Saturday, Oct. 4, ending Dec. 20,1879. Persons desirous of withdraiving from the Club within 7 toceks after its commencement, can have t/teu money that has been paid in, returned to them. Any one wlt- utj to have any other kind of poultry instead or a goose, cat, do so by special arrangement 4 weeks ocjore the clotc. G.J. begs to call the attention of the Public to the superior quality of his Wines and Spirits; he is also agent for Allsopp's Pale Ale in kils., barrels, and hogsheads, from Is. per gallon upwards.
STOCK AND SHARE LIST. Supplied by Messrs. THACKERAY & &AYCE, Stock and Share Brokers, 1, Pearson-place, Cardiff RAILWAYS. Paid Prices Stock Great Western £ 100 ••• •. £ >, London and North Western 100 138J „ Monmouthshire 100 .149 lo0 Rhymney 100 -ifl oi^ „ TaffVale 100 .213 215 x.d PREFERENTIAL. Stock Monmouthshire 5 per cent. 100 .118 120 12 Do. New. convertible 6 lot UJ Stock Taff Yale No 1 100 •■■213 215 Do. 4V per cent 100 .HO 112 Do. 5 per cent 100 .120 121 GUARANTEED AND LEASED Stock Rhymney, 5 p. c. guaranteed 100 118 120 50 Aberdare, 10 per cent 50 120 121 20 Coleford Mon., & Usk, 5 p.c. 20 23 23 £ Stock Great Western 5 p. c. (guar) 100 .1^ 129 „ Hereford, Hay, & Brecon 100 93 94 Do. do. Pref. 100 94 9o DEBENTURE STOCKS. Stock Hereford, Hay, and Brecon 5 per cent 100 .lt.4 125 Great Western 5 per cent. 100 .128 130, Taff Vale 4 per cent 100 .102 104 BANKS. 20 BristolWestofEngland,Lim. 7^ 7f 100 Glamorganshire Banking Co. 100 .135 140 10 Glamorganshire 10 13t 14 10 London & Provincial, Lim. 5 10i lot 50 National Provincial 21 69 71 20 National Provincial 12 39 41 10 North and South Wales 10 27 2H 20 Swansea (Limited) 7 GAS. 10 Aberdare 10 10 11 Stock Bristol 100 .177 180 Cardiff A 10 per cent 100 .ISO 182 „ Do. B 8 per cent 100 .135 140 25 Do. Shares 7 per cent.. 25 30 32 10 Llynvi Valley 10 10 11 Stock Newport A 100 .172 177 11 Do. B 100 .128 132 20 Do. C 17 18 19 25 Swansea 7! per cent 25 31 33 GAS AND WATER. 10 Bridgend 10 9 10 Stock Do. Deb. Stock 100 .101 102 „ Pontypool (Max 10 p. c.) 100 .135 145 12 l>o. ( do. ) 12 16 18 10 Do. (Max. 7 p. c.) 10 9 11 10 Ystrad 10 20J 21J WATER WORKS. z 25 Bristol 25 63 64 Stock Cardiff 100 ..270 290 11 Do. I860 100 .165 175 10 New 6 13 14 Stock Neath 10 p. c. Guaranteed 100 .190 195 10 Do. 5 per ct. Preference 10 9 10 10 Newport 10 17 18 10 Do. New 7 12 13 Stock Pontypridd op. c. Preference 100 107 109 MISCELLANEOUS. Stock Alexandra Dock, 6 p. c. Pref. 100 110 120 Ditto 8 p.c. Pref. 100 ..120 130 10 Bristol and South Wales Wagon Co., Limited 4 6 If 61 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 21 31: 20 Patent Nut and Bolt, Lim. 11 18 19 50 Rhymney Iron, Limited 50 14 15 15 Do. New. 15 4j 5| 25 South Wales Colliery 24 2 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 Rhymney Railway Ordinary Stock, at 157 per cent. Do. do. Preference and Debenture Stocks Penarth Harbour, Dock, and Railway Shares Great Western Colliery A and B Shares Tredegar Iron Co. A and B Shares Rhymney Iron Co. Shares THACKERAY & SAYCE, CARDIFF, October 1, 1879.
BIRTH. Sept. 20, at Maidstone, the wife of Mr T. Clay- field (late of Pontypool), of a daughter. DEATHS. Recently, at Duke-street, Blaenavon, after a short illness, aged 45 years, Mr James Morgan. Sept. 22, at Talywain., aged 38 years, Mr Thos. Jones, haulier. Sept. 25, at Hafodyrynis,5 aged 56 years, Cathe- rine, widow of Mr John Herbert, innkeeper. Sept. 26, at the Court Farm, Llanvihangel-Pon- tymoil, aged 78 years, Mrs Mary Meredith. Sept. 27, at Abersychan, aged 65 years, Martha, wife of Mr James Ashman, engine fitter. Sept 28, at Abersychan, aged 42 years, Mr John Screen, labourer. Sept. 30, at New Inn, aged 80 years, Mr Watkin Herbert, maltster. Sept. 30, at Garndiffaith, aged 20 years, Mr Henry Powell, coal miner.
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ON DIT. BY AN ABERSYCHAN CONTRIBUTOR. IT is positively refreshing in these bad times to see how our enterprising tradesmen offer their goods at ridiculously low prices for the benefit of the poor (and to secure custom). Some are good- hearted enough to deviate from the old rule of living on the profits, by advertising their goods at less price than you can buy them wholesale (I judge by the prices as quoted in the markets), and must therefore have solved the enigma of "living by the loss." By a small bill shown me a few days ago, I see one of our Garn tradesmen, with a commencement of Brag is a good dog, but Hold-fast is better "-which he does not ex- plain at all—claims a prescriptive right to sell goods upon Garndiffaith. If he looks at his Dic- tionary he will find that the prescriptive right he names is sadly at variance with the truth, as he has but very recently opened in business there- and the only Brag I can see is in the handbill itself. OUR friends at St. Luke's, Pontnewynydd, have determined to advertise their Bazaar (Autumn, 1880) in time, and I trust their old friends, and many new ones, will rally around them and help them liberally and cheerfully. This little church is not alone an ornament to the neighbourhood, but fills up a religious void that has long been felt in the district. May their Bazaar be Al, and bring in a handsome sum to the cause, for they have worked zealously and earnestly for the church. CONSIDERABLE sympathy is felt for the widow and orphans of John Screen, who was injured at the shoe factory last week, and who died on Sun- day last. The man was always cheerful, willing, and obliging and we trust some help will be given to those he has so suddenly left behind. WHY cannot Paterfamilias get goods at the rate 0 0 quoted to our Board of Guardians last week ? These prices would enable men with large fami- lies to live comfortably, and even enjoy fresh meat weekly. THE presentation to the Rev. Richd. Jones, at Pisgah, was seized upon by certain zealous poli- ticians to make what might be considered politi- cal addresses. The Chairman appears to have opened the ball with the remark that he did not see how a Christian minister could be a Con- servative." But, lo young blood appears on the platform, and after fulsomely lauding one who has gone before," as the old man eloquent," he plunges into politics; and his prose matter is about equalled by his poetry, which, as you did not publish, I herewith append- "Trust not for Freedom to the Tory, He is one who buys and sells; In Liberal ranks, in Liberal glory, The only hope of progress dwells." Will you, Mr. Editor, kindly give me an expla- nation of this rhyme. I have pored and studied over it, and must give it up. Does the speaker mean that all grocers, drapers, ironmongers, &c., who buy and sell," are Tories ? or does he mean that they sell those who purchase from them,&c. My careful conviction and belief is, after a peru- sal of the reports of the meeting in question, that the presentation was seized upon as a device for sundry speakers to air their political views.
BLAENAVON LOCAL BOARD. The ordinary meeting of this Board was held on Friday, September 26th. Present: T. Hemming, Esq. (chairman), Rev. W. Rees, Messrs H. C. Steel, W. Edwards, T. Hubball, J. M. Jones, J. Bur- goyne, A. Morgan, T. Edwards, W. Burgoyne; Dr Q uirk, and other officers. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Adverse balance < £ 155 12 10 Amount paid into the hands of the Treasurer 91 4 I} Outstanding district rates 1233 9 9i The Collector, on being asked, stated that the sum ot £ 532 7s Id, was owing on the current rate by the Blaenavon Co., who wanted about X250 to be deducted for the forge, as it had been lying idle for some time. It transpired however, that the forge was at work when the rate was made, although it had stopped since; and it was the opinion of the Board that no deduction could be allowed. Mr Steel: What is the amount due from other sources on the current rate ? Collector: There is about .£250 to be collected from the town,'after allowing about .£100 for void property. It was unanimously agreed that the outstanding rates from all sources should be collected as quickly as possible. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. H Blaenavon Surgery, September 26, 1879. Gentlemen,—Since my last report ten deaths were registered in the Blaenavon Urban Sanitary District "his is at the rate of eleven per thousand per aniiUL. of the estimated population. Of these one was eighty years of age, and seven were of children under two years. One case of scarlet fever occurred in James-street, Ellis-street, and Broad-street, respectively, and a case of simple continued fever occurred in Park-street. Proper precautions were taken in all the above cases, and there was no spread of the diseases. The scarlet fever of a very mild type." The district is now perfectly f"ee from zymotic diseases, and the f general health very satisfactory. I am, gentlemen, your obdt. servant, "MARTIN QUIRK, M.D." SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Dear Sirs,—I beg to report to you as follows Repairs of Boads.-Durin-, the month, Llanover road and the road near the Barracks have been repaired. Drain Work.-Thirty-eight y-.Lrds of drain work have been done in the district, namely:-13 yards in Waun Field, 12 in Upper Waun-street, 6 in Park-street, and 7 in Llanover-road. Ponies.-On September 8th, seven ponies were impounded. -1 Collector.-Since the last meeting, I have paid into the hands of the Collector the sum of -81 2s. Lighting the Streets.-In conclusion, I beg to remind you that the time has now arrived for re- lighting the streets with gas, and that the sum assigned for that purpose in my estimate for 1879 is JB177. I remain, gentlemen, your obdt. servant, "JOHN PRITCHARD." The report of the Inspector of Nuisances was read. Mr Steel: I should like to mention one thing in the Surveyor's report, and that is the repairs of the roads. I alluded to it last week, but I think it as well to bring it under the notice of the Board again. When the Guardians were up here, it was stated that stones were not required, as we had plenty. Since then I find that stones of a very inferior quality have been placed on the Llanover Road to be broken by our men. Now, as we pay higher wages for getting stones broken than the Guardians do by the relief work, I certainly think the Board ought to look into the matter. We have arranged to buy stones, and our offer has been accepted by the Guardians at, I think, a shilling a load for good stones, and I understand we could get the inferior stones that we are laying down ready broken for the same sum. Mr J. Burgoyne The haulage has to be consi- dered. There is plenty of stone close to where it is required to be laid down. Surveyor: I thought to put these stones on Broad-street, from the Lion upwards, which wants repairing very badly, as there is a lot of traffic going over it, and use the inferior stones on roads where the traffic is not so great. Mr Steel: I do not see any gain in using infe- rior stone at all. I am sure anyone would say that the stone put on Llanover Road is nothing but soft sandstone. Rev W. Rees: If both qualities of stone were at equal distance from the places where they were required, I should say use the good stone, but when there is a lot of haulage it adds very much to the expense. Surveyor: 1 intend making use of the stones we have purchased dluring the next month. The matter dropped. A letter was read from the Guardians accepting the offer of the Board of one shilling per yard for the stone broken at Mr Lewis's farm. CULVERT AT TON MAWR. The Clerk stated the advance of .£50 had been made to Mr Burgoyne, who had given a written guarantee for the safety of the culvert for three years in accordance with the decision of the Board. Rev W. Rees: The Board has gone to a consi- derable outlay in putting up this culvert, and we have spent a considerable sum in putting up ours, but should the Board's culvert give way it will in- terfere with ours. I would suggest that after every flood the Surveyor should examine the arches, and report upon them. Mr Ilubball I second that. This was agreed to, and the Surveyor was in- structed accordingly. Mr Morgan: Mrs Jones, of Talywain, wrote to the Board, and has requested me twice to ask the Board to put a gutter before her premises in Wil- liam-street. She has put a pavement down, in accordance with the instructions of the Board. I would suggest that the surveyor put a three-stone gutter before her premises. Rev W. Rees: I quite agree that a gutter should be placed there; but there are several owners of property in Blaenavon who are in the,same strait as Mrs Jones, and if we give instructions to put a gutter before one property,why not do it for all ? Mr Morgan: Mrs Jones's premises have been built nearly fourteen years, and were the first in the street, and nothing has been done with res- pect to a gutter by the Board. Rev W. Rees: If instructions are given in this instance to put a gutter down, I should insist that they shall be put down before all properties. Mr Steel I think this a most inopportune time in which to incur any additional expense. The matter dropped. A letter was read from Mr George Burford, com- plaining very strongly of the state of Alma-street, and stating that something should be done at once to remedy it. The Surveyor The expense would not be much. Mr J. Burgoyne: The Board has repaired it a long time. Mr Steel: Is it a public street ? Chairman: Oh, yes; I have been through it several times. Mr Steel: But that does not necessarily convert it into a public street (laughter). The matter dropped. A letter was handed in from the Captain of the Fire Brigade, making certain suggestions, and im- pressing strongly upon the Board the necessity of purchasing some hydrants at once, so as to be safe in case of fire. The Board did not think it wise to incur ex- pense just now in purchasing hydrants, and the matter wa therefore postponed to a more conve- nient season. Mr Steel: I beg to propose that the hydrants damaged by the late fire be repaired at once. Rev W. Rees I second that. This was put to the meeting and carried. LIGHTING THE STREETS. Mr Steel: There is no doubt about the need of having the streets lighted, but at the same time there is facing us a very heavy adverse balance. However, in spite of that, I certainly think that lighting, to some extent, ought to be done in the town, more especially on Sunday evenings, as there are more people in town then than at other times, and a serious inconvenience is felt. Rev W. Rees What would it cost if we resolved on lighting until 11 o'clock, with the exception of Saturday nights, and then until 12 ? I suggest this as a matter of economy, and also to meet the public convenience to some extent. Mr J. Burgoyne: I propose that we get an es- timate from the Gas Company for lighting a limi- ted number of hours, and also for lighting all night, say for the next three months, and we shall then see what the difference will be. This was seconded by the Rev. W. Rees; but most of the members being shareholders in the z3 Gas Company, there ware not sufficient to vote. It was at length arranged that the meeting should be adjourned for a week to thoroughly consider the matter. This concluded the business.