ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. A LOVER OF ANTHEMS."—We are reluctantly com- pelled by extraordinary pressure on our space to hold over your letter on tlie singing of Anthems in Churches till next week. Mr C. LAWRENCE (POntymoilo). "-Your letter on Anthems is unavoidably held over for next week. (See above.)
CORRESPONDENCE. The Proprietor does not hold himself responsible for the opinions of his Correspondents. The columns of this paper are at all times open to the ex- pression of opinions on subjects of a public character. Correspondents are requested to write on one side of the paper only, and to avoid personalities; and must enclosc with the letter their OWN names and postal addresses, not necessarily for publication (unless intended by them), but for the satis- faction of the Editor.
JOURNALISTIC CONSISTENCY. To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,—I should be glad if you could afford space in your valuable paper for a few lines on a sub- ject of some importance to newspaper readers in this district. In all things changes seem to be the order of the day, This feature is observable not only in connection with the PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS, but with the appearance, under other auspices, of a much- prized journal once yclept The Critic. I am free to confess, Mr Editor, that I looked with a more favor- able eye upon the appearance of the Weekly Argus than upon that of its predecessor, which had achieved a somewhat unenviable reputation as a I", literary bantling." As a Liberal of the Old School, I repeat that I was more favourably impressed with the ap- pearance of The Argus than of The Critic. But, in its last issue, its lynx-eyed editor has for once over- stepped the mark. Having read the articles on Politics & the People," and Mr Cordes at New- port," I was considerably astonished, on reading th Tredegar intelligence, to find a paragraph strangely at variance with Liberal principles. The item in question referred to the visit of Mr G. E. Lomax, of Manchester, to Tredegar; and having stated that that gentleman had addressed two meetings in the Tem- peiance Hall, it said that on the Thursday evening he spoke upon Temperance, when-I give the remain- der in extenso, as it appeared-" the old platitudes were dished, up some in new garbs and on Monday last the subject of discourse was 'The Warlike policy of the Tory Government.' As a matter of course, the Tories were blamed for all the ills that have descended upon mortal man during the past six years. The lecturer had it all his own way, and he evidently knows how to suit his remarks to the audi- ence he is addressing." Now, Sir, I should be glad to be informed how the Editor of the paper in question accounts for the inser- tion of the above paragraph. How he makes his cor- respondent's expression of opinion to square with his own avowed Liberal principles, is beyond my power to tell; but to my mind it shows a lamentable lack of consistency. Yours truly, A LOVER OF CONSISTENCY. Pontypool, Oct. 7, 1879.
THE EARLY CLOSING MOVEMENT. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—I am told that several letters have appeared in your paper upon the above matter, but as yet with no effect. And may I be favoured with a small space to make an appeal to the tradesmen of the town to take the matter into consideration. The nominal hour for closing is 7, but this is not adhered to, and, sad to say. it is very often nearly 8 before the shut- ters are put up. I think that young men and women, who are stationed in a close atmosphere all day,ought to be allowed a little leisure in the evening to get fresh air and exercise whereas, when the shops are not closed before 8, we are seldom out before 9, and it is then time to return. In other towns where I have been engaged, I have found the tradesmen punctual in their closing; but the short period I have resided in this town, I have found them most irre- gular. I hope, sir, that this letter will not fail to in- duce some of the drapers to adhere to the rules. I say, if they name an hour they should stick" to it- Punctuality is the soul of business." Pardou me for thus trespassing on your valuable space. I am, yours faithfully, Pontypool, Oct. 9th. DRAPER'S ASSISTANT.
ALBION HOUSE, PONTYPOOL. LATEST FASHIONS FOR AUTUMN & WINTER. MRS. POTTER Begs to announce her return from the London and Principal Markets, where she has exercised the greatest care in the selection of well-varied and extensive purchases, comprising the latest NOVELTIES FOR THE SEASON. A.nd can confidently recommend the various Departments as being well worthy your kind patronage and recommendation. The Show-Room will be Opened on Wednesday, October 15th, 1879. AN EARLY INSPECTION WILL BE MUCH ESTEEMED. .qent for J. Pultar & Son, Dyers, Pertli. i8niaking in all its branclie8. -4 itober, 1879. 'CALE OF CHARGES FOR PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. ONE THREE INSERTION INSERTIONS Words 6d. 1/3 J Words 9d. 1/9 Vords 1/. 2/3 Torda 1/3 2/9 .Vords 1/6 3/6 )ve charges apply only to the following small advertisements, and must be or former rates will be charged. House and Shop to Let. .LST CLASS POSITION near Club Building, Pontypool. LARGE SHOP, 20 feet by 20 feet; uouble 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 llASKIS, Music Ware- house, Pontypool. Building Land, Pontypool. LIGIBLE SITES for BUILDING, situate near the British School, to be Let on Lease for 99 years. E —Apply to Mr W. H. ROSSER, Albion Road, or to Mr DAVID DAVIES, Civil and Mining Engineer, Park Ter- racc. To Drapers and Others. TO LET, a commodious SHOP & PREMISES, situated in the Market Place, Pontypool, admirably adapted for business.—Apply to Mr DAVID DAVIES, Civil and Mining Engineer, Park Terrace, Pontypool. HOUSEMAID WANTED.—Must have filled a similar situation, and have a first-class charac- ter.—MrsW. H. HASKINS, Pontypool. ANTED.-20 Boys, of good character; 11 wf special terms to those of 13 or 14 years of age. Apply to William Brown Witchell, South Wales Boot Manufactory, Abersychan. DRESSMAKING.—Wanted, immediately, Appren- tices or Improvers, indoor or outdoor.—Apply to Mrs GUXN, George-street, Pontypool. 0 LET, a SIX-ROO-.NIED lioU,E & GARDEN ii Riah-st.-cet, Pontypool about one minute's T 11 walk from Crane-street Station.-Apply to JoH.N.WIL- LIAMS, grocer, Pontnewynydd. TO BE LET, GLANAVON HOUSE, Abersychan a commodious and comfortable Residence, with Garden and Lawn, enclosed; three minutes walk from "4!lw"7 station.-Apply to Mrs Ju.NF, Sw?in Hotel, Pontypool. 0 LET, at Abe?a7,-h, HOUSE and SHOP, T co-.itaining 10 rooras; suitable for grocery or similar situation close to railv?ay on. THom,&s.Tylsha, Mara- 'ti -Apply tc, hilad, near Pontypool. APARTMENTS TO LET, in a healthy and plea* sani. position. Terms moderate. II. G., Fred Press Otiiee, Pontypool. Scpl UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS, "bedroom and sitting room terms moderate. Apply—Mr Lewis, pork butcher, Commercial St., Pontypool. *3mpl TO LET, a BitEWER\, in good working order -L situate in Crane-street, Poutypool, lately in the occupation of Mr W. R. Sumption.—For particulars app:y to Mr F. PKOSYX. Pontypool. TO 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 JjJL CLARKE (Diplomee), Railway Terrace, Pont. newynydd, RECEIVES PUPILS in the above. BIRMINGHAM GOODS, for Auctioneers, Shop- keepers, Hawkers,Tea Shops, &c. Agents Wanted. Wholesale Book, Post-free. Address, HENRY MAY (285) Birmingham. PONTYPOOL UNION. APPOITMEXT OF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR THE PONTYPOOL DISTRICT. The Guardians of the Pontypool Union will, at their Meeting to be held on the 2nd day of November next, proceed to the appointment of a Medical Officer for the Pontypool District of their Union, which comprises the lower part of the parish of Trevetbin. The salary will be £ 45 per annum, and vaccination. The person appointed will be required to enter upon his duties upon appointment, and must reside within the district. The appointment will be made subject to the approval of the Local Government Board. Applications, accompanied with testimonials, to be sent to me on or before the '22nd day of October instant, to the Town Hall, Pontypool. EmniND B. EDWARDS, Clerk. Dated this 9th day of October, 1879, OSices—Town Hall, Pontypool. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, PONTYPOOL. THE REV G. M. MURPHY, LONDON; THE REV II. S. TOMS, LONDON; THE REV D. B. HOOKE, MOLD; AND MR HENRY FUTCHER, BRISTOL; WILL ADDRESS THE TEMPERANCE MEETING in the above chapel on MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER l-ltb. Chair to be taken at 7.15 p.m., by G. B. SOWERBY, ESQ., LONDON. ALL INVITED. ADMISSION FREE. COLLECTION. T Usk Grammar School. fPHE Christmas Quarter will commence on MONDAY JL NEXT, the Gth 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 X 15 per annum are offered to Boys passing a satisfactory Qualifying Examination on entrance. The highest Testimonials from Noblemen, Mem- bers of Parliament, and others; and all further particulars may be obtained on application to ROBERT FARQUHAR McKERROW, 3ta2 (Head Master.) NO T I C E. GEORGE WILLIAM RODWAY, of Little Mm, be"'s 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, Gibús, and Rod-way, LICENSED HOHSE 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. C'RT GREASE MANUFACTURER. 1 nrotnptly attended to. New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. PECIAL ADVANTAGES are offered to persons booking passages to any New Zealand or Australian S 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 S3 15s; to Australia, from 14 guineas; to New Zealand, from 116. ————————————————————————————. EMIGRATION. TO prevent Disappointment, Delay, and Extra Expense, EMIGRANTS Are advised to Secure their Berths before leaving home. The only Authorised Agent in Pontypool For UNITED STATES & CANADA By all Lines from Liverpool, London, Glasgow, and Bristol, and for NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA By the Orient, Green's, and the New Zealand Shipping Co.'s Lines, is MORGAN, GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. — m JjRISTOL TO NEW YORK. GREAT WESTERN STEAMSHIP LINE, r FIRST-CLASS STEAMERS, EXPERIENCED CAPTAINS, EXCELLENT ACCOMODATION, Low FARES. STEAMERS intended to SAIL as follows:— Tons From Bristol 2,000.Oct. IS.from Avonmouth Dock Lena 2,000.Oct. 23. „ Goods only Arragon .i 500.NoT. l.from Bristol Cornwall.2,000.To follow Somerset.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, £ 6 13s 6d. Apply to MARK WHITWILL & SON, Grove, Bristol, Or to HARSE & BROWN, 6, Dock-st., Newport, Mon. Mr J. MORGAN, Post-office, Pontypool. J. H. WAINW RIGHT, AUCTIONEER, VALUES, PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, ESTATE, HOUSE, COMMISSION, AND INSURANCE AGENT, RECEIVER & TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY. OFFICES Club Chambers, Pontypool. J. H. WAIN WRIGHT 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. I To Builders and Others. REEFIOLD BUILDliNG LAND FOR SALE, or on lease for 99 years, on moderate terms, situate in F one of the best and most thriving situations in Mon- mouthshire or South Wales, being close to the Patent Nut and Bolt Company's Works and Collieries at Cwm- bran. There is a never-failing supply of good spring water on the property, and stcne and brick are to be obtained at a low price. Persons purchasing may leave part of the purchase money on mortgage for a short term ofyears.—Apply to Mr HENBY KNIPE, Coedygric Farm, near Pontypool; to Messrs. COLBORNE and WARD, So- licitors, Newport; or to Mr DAVID DAVIES, Civil En- gineer, Pontypool. V. Lam R. The only travelling Zoological Exhibition at present in either England or Wales is BOSTOCK AND WOMB WELL'S ROYAL NATIONAL MENAGERIE. HIS Old-established World-famed Zoological T Collection, at present the most complete and varied travelling the British Empire,is now on its Annual Tour, and will be exhibited at USK—FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th PONTYPOOL—SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th; CWMBRAN—MONDAY, OCTOBER 13th. The Manager directs the attention of the Nobility, Gentry, and Public generally, to this Colossal Estab- lishment, the Cortege of which comprises Eighteen Huge and Spacious Carriages, Six Hundred Beasts and Birds, Forty Powerful Draught Horses. FINEST BRASS BAND TRAVELLING. By Public and Press it is justly acknowledged to be thz par excellence of Travelling Exhibitions, one that relies solely on its merits and just statements for public support, and does not resort to gagging advertisements, humbug processions, and a tawdry gew-gaw outside appearance, at present so much indulged in by caterers for public amusement. Amongst the Hundreds of Specimens may be found the FINEST GROUP OF LIONS IN EUROPE, headed by the Giant Lion Prince," the beautiful Lioness City of Edinburgh," and her litter of Cubs, only a few weeks old, bred in the Menagerie. The following are the rareties whose equals are not to be found in any other Menagerie (stationary or travel- ling) in Great Britain The Horned Horse or Brindled Gnu, The Mysterious Yaxtruss, The Great Hamadriad, The Arctic Nennock, The Magnificent Black-bocs, The Black Dromedary, The Prong-horned Nylghau, and The Beautiful Alpaca Llama And last, though not least, the Great ATA OR TAPIR, From South Africa. These peculiar animals are much prized by the Zulus on account of the skin, with which they cover their shields, &c. Everyone should see it. The Manager feels great pride in stating that he has sccured the services of CARDONO, THE AMERICAN LION TAMER, Who will display his Deeds of Daring with groups of LIONS, TIGERS, LEOPARDS, BEARS, WOLVES, AND HYENAS. The transatlantic reputation of this great artisteis a suf- ficient guarantee of his excellence in this peculiar art. All should see him, and the Hundreds of Foreign Beasts and Birds collected from all parts OF THE KNOWN WORLD. Where the Menagerie remains but One Day, open at 4 o'clock. Descriptive Lectures and Performances of CARDONO, with his trained Animals, at5, 7, and 9. On the second and following days in a town, open at 12 at Noon; Lectures, &c., at 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. General Feeding Time, 9.30 p.m. Sixpence extra. Admission-One Shilling. Children under ten years of age, Sixpence. Sole Proprietress, Mrs E. BOSTOCK, Niece of the late Mr George Wombwell, Britain's Famed Menagerist. Superintendent of Interior Mr. E. H. BOSTOCK Agent and Manager „ J. W. BOSTOCK Leader of Celebrated Band „ J. SANDERS. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. CONGREGATIONAL Union Meetings at Cardiff, Oct. 13 to 16. ON THE ABOVE DATES, RETURN TICKETS, (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Class), At a Single Fare and a Quarter, and available on day of issue only, will be issued To OARDIFF certain Trains from Swansea and all Stations B yto Llantrissant, inclusive; Aber,-avenny and all Stations to Newport, inclusive; and from Glou- cester and all Stations to Llanwern, inclusive. For the convenience of persons attending the Evening Meetings to be held at Newport, Return Tickets at a Single Fare and a Quarter -will be issued from Cardiff to Newport by the 5.0 and 6.40 p.m. Trains, available to return by a Special Train at 11.0 p.m.—See Special Bills. J. GRIERSON, General Manager. Sale* bg urliDn. SALE BY MR. J. H. WAINWRIGHT. 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 SELL BY AUCTION on the premises of W. H. LLOYD, ESQ., Solieitor, 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 FUR NIT U R E; BOOKS; AND OTHER EFFECTS, COMPRISING- Mahogany bookcase, mahogany pedestal dining table, mahogany easy, arm, and dining-room chairs, hair seated and covered with morocco, mahogany couch, hair-seated, polished oak what- not, with cellarette, large pier glass, in elegant gilt frame, HANDSOME WALNUT PIANOFORTE, FULL COMPASS, (By TV. E. Eavestaff, of London,) walnut drawing-room suite, lady's rosewood chair, covered in damask, lady's cane-seated arm chair, mahogany occasional and other tables, handsome brass cornice pole, with scroll brackets and rings, brass picture rods and fittings, oil paintings, in massive gilt frames, by Norman, T. H. Thomas, Shaw, and others; steel and other engravings, chromo-lithographs, Parian figures, under glass shades, bronze figures tnc onaments, vases, lustres, epergnes, cut glass decanters, claret jugs, water jugs and bottles, champagne, hock, port, sherry, goblets, tumblers, custard, sugar, cream, and soda water glasses; 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, h'jnrtli rugs, skin and other mats, hassocks, anti- macassars, hall lamp, 3-light gilt telescope pendants 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), lar-e and small painted dee(I boxes, mahogany ha P-seated easy cliairs, six Ilaahogany h,ir-seated Ir 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, diawe'r's, &-c. letter press and stand, with drawers, mallogany centre table, calendars, inkstands, stationery and other cabinets, fenders, fire irons, hearth ru,j?, Brussels carpet, oil cloth, luats, wire and vene tian 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 vertu, have been selected with great care and taste at considerable cost. SALES BY MESSRS PHlLPOT & WINGFIELD. BLAENAVON. Capital Shop and Pre2iiiges for Sale. MESSRS. PHILPOT & WINGFIELD HAVE RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS TO SELL BY AUCTION at the LION HOTEL, Blaen- avon, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, at 3 o'clock in the Afternoon, all that SHOP AND PREMISES, being No. 24, Broad Street, Blaenavon, and now in the occupation of Mr J. E. Williams. The above premises are held under an Indenture of Lease for the remainder of a term of 800 years, subject to the annual ground rent of 16s. 8d. For further particulars apply to Mr J. E. Williams, on the premises, or to the AUCTIONEERS, Market House Chambers, Pontypool. HOSPITALITY, ALBION ROAD, PONTYPOOL. Household Furniture, Brewing Utensils, Sr Effects. MESSRS. PHILPOT & WINGFIELD Have received instructions to ELL BY AUCTIO?N, On ',NIO?-;Dky NEXT, OC-r- OBIER 13tb, 1879, the Household S FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, (0 f Mr Morris Stephens, under a distress for rent,) COMPRISING— Iron and wood bedsteads, feather and millpuff beds and bolsaers, mattresses, palliasses, mahogany chest of drawers, washstands and dressing tables, dressing glasses, chamber ware, &c.; mahogany, Pembroke, tap room, kitchen, and other tables, chairs, benches, 8-day clock, fenders and fire irons, quart and pint jugs and cups, glasses, earthenware, brewing utensils, saucepans, kettles, together with a useful lot of kitchen requisites. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock in the Afternoon. Auctioneers' Offices, Market House Chambers, Pontypool. SALES BY MESSRS. WAITE AND SON. "I"V''r.V'V', "A"o"A"f"r. To Cabinet-Makers, Carpenters, Parlies Furnishing, and Others. ALBION TERRACE, PONTYPOOL, MON. WAITE AND SON HAVE RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS 0 SELL BY AUCTION, On MONDAY, the 27th T 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. 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, subject to the con- ditions to be then produced, THE Queen Adelaide Inn, ABERSYCHAN; Also, a Large Garden, with walled boundary, well stocked with Wall and other Fruit Trees Piggeries, Outhouses, &c., attached, which will be sold in lots as mentioned hereunder. LOT 1.—All that capital business House and Premises known as the Queen Adelaide Inn, situated as above, containing bar, bar parlour, smoking room, tap room, club room, bed rooms, larder, large cellars, brew house, &c., &c. LOT 2.—All that large garden, containing 818 square yards (more or less), with a frontage of 60 yards to the main road, extensive out houses, piggeries and yard- all well fenced by a high wall. The above property is well situated on the main road, Pontypool to Blaenavon, is in a thorough state of repair, and an old established business, now in the occupation of the owner, and this is for occupation or investment, a chance rarely met with. To view, apply to the Owner on the Premises, and for further particulars to the Auctioneers, or to Messrs. GREENWAY & BYTHWAY, Solicitors, Pontypool. SALE BY MR. HUMPHREYS DAVIES. "J.v,r,V"V'" SALE OF FREEHOLD DETACHED LANDS, In the County of Monmouth. 0 BE SOLD BYAUCTION T 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 Ithou, 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. 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. Ir. 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. 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 Mi- 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, & HORDERN, 26, Essex St., Strand, London; Mr C. H. DAVIDS, Land Agent, Banbury; Mr. A. A. WILLIAMS; the King's Head Hotel, Newport; and of the AUCTIONEER. AN EVENING BEVERAGE—Epps's Cacaoine (Quint- essence of Cacao) is equally liquid and refreshing as tea, affording moreover a sterling support to the system. Unsweetened. Each packet (6d.) is labelled "JAMES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Che- mists, London." JTJST PURCHASED WINTER STOCK OF BE R LIN WOOLS, FINGERINGS, &c. REDUCTION IN PRICES. PEACOCK FINGERING, in Black and White and Fancy Mixtures. A SUPERIOR FINGERING, for Ladies and Gentlemen's Stockings. EIDER AND ANDALUSIAN WOOLS, for Fine Knitting and Crochet. JAPANESE KNITTING SILK. SUPER SCOTCH YARN, 2s. 8d. a lb. SUPERIOR FLEECY, for Shawls, Children's Skirts, &c., from 4s. a lb. BEST QUALITY BERLIN WOOLS, Single o Double. EXTRA QUALITY ICE WOOL, Black and White, 5d. a Ball. HUGHES & SON, Stationers, efce., PONTYPOOL. 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. CIGARS! AT MANUFACTURERS' PRICES, AT H. FOX'S, Commercial St., Pontypool. Try HENRY Fox's "CLUB CIGARS." Samples 2d. 3d. and 4d. each. FOX'S NUTRITIVE & SEDATIVE CREAM I ie is warranted to allay itching, irritation of the skin, remove scruff, and materially add to the growth of the hair. Sold in bottles, at Is. and Is. 6d. each, by the Maker, Commercial Street, Pontypool.
STOCK AND SI-IARE LIST. Supplied by Alessrs. THACKERAY & SAYCE, Stock and Share Brokers, 1, Pearson-place, Cardiff Paid -Prices RAILWKYS. I Stock Great Western £ 100 .100 101 „ London and North Western 100 .140 141 „ Monmouthshire 100 .150 151 „ Rhymney .100 .161 163 Taff Vale 100 .213 £ 2141 z PREFERENTIAL. Stock Monmouthshire 5 per cent. 100 .118 120 12 Do. New. convertible 6 10J 11| Stock Taff Vale No 1 100 .213 £ 214 £ Do. per cent 100 .110 112 Do. 5"per cent 100 .120 121 GUARANTEED AND LEASED Stock Rhymney, 5 p. c. guaranteed 100 .119 121 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 .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 .124 125 „ Great Western 5 per cent. 100 .128 130 Taff Vale 4 per cent 100 .102 104 BANKS. 20 BristolWestofErigland,Lim. 7,? 716 71 4 100 Glamorganshire Banking Co. 100 .135 140 10 Glamorganshire 10 13i 14 10 London & Provincial, Lim. 5 ll)| 11 50 National Provincial 21 67 69 20 National Provincial 12 38 39 10 North and South Wales 10 27 2H 20 Swansea (Limited) 7 8 8i GAS. 10 Aberdare 10 10 11 Stock Bristol 100 .177 180 Cardiff A 10 per cent 100 .180 182 „ Do. B 8 per cent 100 .135 110 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 IS 19 25 Swansea 7i per cent 25 32 33 GAS AND WATER. 10 Bridgend I. 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 20i 2It WATER WORKS. 25 Bristol 25 63 64 Stock Cardiff 100 270 290 Do. 1860 100 .165 175 10 New 6 14 15 Stock Neath 10 p. c. Guaranteed 100 .190 195 10 Do. 5 per ct. Preference 10. 9 10 10 Newport 10 17 19 10 Do. New 7. 14 16 Stock Pontypridd5p.c.Preference 100 107 109 MISCELLANEOUS. Stock Alexandra Dock, 6 p.c. Pref. 100 .110 120 )f Ditto 8p.c. Pref. 100 ..120 130 10 Bristol and South Wales Wagon Co., Limited 4 6J 6 £ 23 Ebbw Vale 20 5 7 100 Nantyglo and Blaina Iron Works, Preference 100 15 17 10 Newport Abercarn Colliery 10 4 5 5 Do. Tramways 5 2f 3! 20 Patent Nut and Bolt, Lim. 14 18 19 50 Rhymney Iron, Limited 50 18 20 15 Do. New 15 661 z 25 South Wales Colliery 24. 2 2 £ 2 50 Tredegar Iron&Coal, A Lim. 24 12 14 25 Do. do. B Lim. 25 16 17 Bank Rate 2 per cent. (since 10th April). BUYERS Rhymney Railway Ordinary Stock Tredegar Iron Co. A and B Shares Rhymney Iron Co. large Shares at 19 Rhymney Iron New Shares at 6 THACKERAY & SAYCE, CARDIFF, October 8, 1879.
tttJJsJ Jtflantages, anI) Beatijs. DEATHS. Oct. 2, at Penywain, near Pontypool, aged GO years, Mr Robert Watkins, refiner at iron works. Oct. 2, at Blaenavon, aged 72 years, Mary, widow of Mr David Davies, labourer. Oct. 4, at Abersychan, aged 70 years, Mary, widow of Mr Thomas Rees, coal miner. Oct. 5, at Trosnant, aged 59 years, Susannah, wife of Mr William Harris, annealer at tin works. Oct. 7, at Garndiffaith, aged 35 years, Catherine, wife of Mr David Hughes, fireman.
DR. OGLE'S report on the sanitary condition of this district has recently been circulated amongst members of the Local Boards interested therein. Its introductory or general portion (except a few trifling omissions), as well as the doctor's valu- able recommendations as to the action which he thinks should be taken by the Local Boards, will be found upon our fourth page. The remainder, which consists of a separate report to the Aber- sychan, Pontypool, and Panteg Local Boards respectively, will appear in due course. The result of Dr. Ogle's inspection will be best shown in his own words, as contained in the epitome of what he recommends for combined action on the part of the various sanitary authorities of the Afon Llwyd valley, which may be considered to form the most important points set forth among his remedial measures. He says, Such for instance is the provision of hospitals and disinfecting apparatus; such also the adoption of which measures of supervision may ensure the efficient filtration and purity of the public water supply and such especially the disposal of the sewage in such way, whether by purification or diversion, as may put an end to the present wholesale pollution of the river." The establishment of a hospital for this district, in which accidents are, unfortunately, of such fre- quent occurrence, is a positive necessity, and should be one of our first efforts. The elaborate sewerage scheme suggested by Dr Ogle is, in our opinion, not of the same immediate importance, and existing arrangements might be continued for a time. To carry out an effective system for this valley would cost an enormous sum, which the already much-suffering ratepayers would have to find. Protests against the infliction of any addi- tional burden upon them need not excite surprise.
ON DIT. BY AN ABERSYCHAN CONTRIBUTOR. OUR Local Board had a meeting on Tuesday with reference to the boundary of the Lighting District. What course they adopted is of course unknown as yet, but I trust they have sanctioned a lamp at the Black Horse, Talywain, and one near the Rose and Crown Inn, GarndiiButh, as both places are notoriously unsafe on dtfrk nights—and at both these situations, the Gas Company's pipes are, I believe, laid. NEGLECT of duty to parents seems largely to prevail in this locality. Those cases which we hear of are very sad, but there are numberless cases of a similar character which never come before the public. Now-a-days, youths of 15 to 20 very frequently ignore all authority on the part of parents who have, perhaps, laboured hard and deprived themselves of many comforts so that their boys may have education, and be respectably dressed, &c. To persons of this class I should recommend a weeks' hard labor and a smart beating at the hands of the prison officials. A writer to a contemporary, who signs himself Justice," and hails from Abersychan, has made a sad complaint of hawkers interfering with the legitimate tradesmen of the place-more especially in the sale of lamp oil and fish-winding up with one of the richest ideas I have read for some years, viz—" that our Local Board should impose a tariff upon goods so imported." Our Local Board, certainly, have many and onerous duties to perform, and are supposed by some of our representative ratepayers to have almost parlia- mentary powers in their own right; but, I question very much if they have such a power as Justice refers to. If, as this writer says, the lamp oil these hawkers vend is bad and nearly poisonous, and the fish doubtfully fresh, a remedy would soon offer itself without the intervenion of any Local Board, thus-People once buying a bad article are naturally doubt- ful of the seller in future; but, if they purchase goods more than once, and they are equally inferior, you may depend they will not again patronize those sellers. We certainly should be very short of fresh fish if it was not for the hawkers. ONE of your correspondents appears to object to anthem singing in Church, and invites public opinion upon the matter. Perhaps, as I am not a churchman, I ought to keep my "Cacoethes scribendi" to myself, but, as I frequently go to Church, and am passionately fond of music, I may be allowed humbly to say that I think anthems in Churches, if well sung, constitute an important and very pleasant portion of the service if not well sung, the good taste of the organist or choir-master should lead to their suppression. The singing by a full congregation of any tune or service not strictly plain or simple, is to me a perfect Babel of sound, and as in few, if any, cases, would church-frequenters attend rehearsals to learn anthems, by all means let the choirs have them to themselves, and render them with taste, harmony, and expression.
ST. ALBAN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE FESTIVAL OF ST. FRANCIS. October the fourth, being the feast of St. Francis, of Assisi, the patron and founder of the Franciscan order, was celebrated with great re- joicing by the Catholics of Pontypool and the neighbourhood, as well as by many strangers, who assembled to bear a part in the religious festivities of the occasion. The services at St. Alban's Church opened on Friday evening with solemn vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The Right Rev. Dr. Hedley, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, who had spent the whole of the day in examining the Catholic school children of Pontypool and Abersychan in religious knowledge, did not consider himself too weary to address a few touching words to the crowded congregation, consisting for the most part, of the poorest of the poor, who came to show their devotion to the Saint of Holy Poverty. The text was taken from the words, so dear to all earth's children,- but more^espe- cially to the sufferer and the poor, Our Father who art in Heaven." His Lordship, standing in front of the Com- munion table, briefly addressed the congregation, remarking that he hoped the ideas springing from the service would bear fruit in the morning, and that his hearers would be better prepared to cele- brate the festival of thair holy father, Saint Francis, who was jealous of everything which tended to take the hearts of men away from their Heavenly Father. Let them not place their thoughts, or affections, wishes, or dependence upon any human being or any human institution. Wherever they found consolation or health, they should remember that they came from our Father who was in Heaven. They should not be drawn away by an attachment to the things which were on earth below. Poverty was nothing to aim at, to love, or to care for. It was no use in itself to be poor, any more than it was to suffer. There were some men and women who were very poor, but were not in poverty. They shrank from it, and tried to escape from it. There was no lesson which a Saint could give them which was more true and healthful than the lesson of humility. This was the lesson which Saint Francis practised in his life, which he (the Bishop) had not time to dwell upon. They would remember that when Saint Francis was quite a youth, his father complained of his extravagance, and said that he had lost his substance in recklessly giving his money away among the poor. His spirit was beginning to be intoxicated with the wine of the Holy Spirit. The very clothes he had he threw down at his father's feet, for he said, I wish to give up everything in order that I may more truly say Our Father who art in Heaven. Let them put a test to themselves, and ask themselves if they thought more about their Heavenly Father than those things which might be clinging round their hearts hero below ? A great deal of the Christian life ought to be passed in prayer. Did they not cut their prayers short ? They should pray in the morning and in the evening, and at such times as they could. Let them not think that the mere opening of the book and the utterance of the lips constituted prayer. They must open their hearts to Him above. But did not their hearts hanker after the thinga of this world. The least thing seemed to be capable of entering into and corrupt- ing their hearts. He that clung to the things of the world could not belong to their Father who was in Heaven. If their Heavenly Father seemed to for- get them, they should remember that he did not really forget them, althought it might appear so. He knew them better than they knew themselves. If they once trusted themselves to Almighty God, they would know him better than they did now. It was no use having half-and-half measures with Him. Let them make a firm prayer that night never to allow their hearts to forget their God. Whether for human respect, or the love of others, or affection, or anything that can apply to person or place, never should they permit their hearts to be detached from God. Saint Francis was a pa- tron of those who wished to detach their hearts from the things which were worldly and surrender them to God. The gifts of God had the power of obtaining for them a detachment of heart. Let them all that night with a true and earnest fervour repeat those words, "Our Father, who art in Heaven," and honour that holy feast of Saint Francis, and numberless blessings would rain down upon their hearts. The festival of a Saint was the time of Christ. Let them remember their Christian duties and approach this festival in a true Christian spirit, and a detestation of sin, and show forth by their lives those Christian vir- tues which the holy patron showed forth in his life. On Saturday morning, from the early hour of six o'clock, the Holy Mass was offered up every half hour, and successive numbers of communi- cants gathered before the altar to receive the Bread of Life. Kneeling in groups about the door and in the aisle the little poverty-stricken children from Abersychan and Talywain, who had walked down from the hills with bare feet, congregated to take their part in honouring St. Francis, and adoring the loving Father who once said Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." To mortal eyes these children were scantily clothed in coarse and tat- tered garments, but by the teachings of the Saint they assembled to worship they were, in the eyes of the holy angels, clothed in white and glistening robes, with | shining wings. At eleven o'clock, Solemn High Mass, Coram Episcopo, was sung by the Very Rev J. B. baunders, O.S.B., D.D., of Merthyr, assisted by the Rev F. Butler, as deacon, and the Rev F. Croft, of Usk. The Rev F. Bailey, of Newport, of- ficiated in the capacity of Master of the Ceremonies. In attendance upon the Bishop were the Very Rev F. Pacificus, Provincial, and the Very Rev F. Cavalli, O.C., of Newport; and around the Sanctuary were the Fathers of St. Alban's Monastery, the Rev F. Marioe. mius, of Coedangrael, and other priests. After the Gospel, t1, Right Rev Dr Hedley preached an eloquent sermou. His Lordship selected for his text the eleventh chap- ter of St. Matthew, and the 25th verse: At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, 0 Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, arid hast revealed them unto babes." They knew that these words were taken from the Gospel which had just been sung, the Gospel of the holy patriarch, St. Francis. The Church, with her usual knewledge and prudence, had chosen these words because there were no other words wh ich expressed his character so thoronghly and completely. Unless they bec.im# as little children, the Kingdom of Heaven was not for them. "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for their's is the Kingdom of Heaven." The pt or in spirit meant the humble in mind. If they looked at the life of the great patriarch, St. Francis, they would see at once the spirit of holy poverty and a detachment from the things of the world. Humility and lowliness of spirit did not mean depression of mind or discouragement. Humility meant a going down and a rising up. It meant a going down to the depths of their own nature, and rising up again to the truth of Almighty God. They commenced by being deeply conscious that there was nothing which they could call their own. Whatever they seemed to have or possess, whatever riches, or friends, or opportunities, or posi- tion they might have or occupy, did not belong to them. They might possess a thing for a moment, but it might ebb away from them, like the water which floated a vessel on its bosom and left it stranded upon the shore. That fiery, immortal spirit of theirs, which had such a lofty destiny, and such a career of grandeur before it, was preserved from falling away to its original nothing. The more they looked down upon themselves, they would see that they were nothing of themselves, ex- cepting in one respect; they could not call it a quality j they could not call it a possession it was a defect, a want, a darkness, a shadow, and that was sin, which was of their own making. That was nothing to bo proud of, but it was the truth. This was not humility. They had to rise again. It was said in an ancient fable that they who would arrive at the regions of Elysian bliss was obliged to go through many trials." God, who made them, gave them the power to act. He threw his whole care upon Him, knowing that He would take care of him always. God was his strength and his power. They would see from this that humility was really, if he might so call it, one side of the love of God above all things. They were made to love God above all things. To that great and fundamental virtue there were three sides; first, love secondly, detachment; and thirdly, humility. Love, because it meant what it was; detachment, because it meant that they separated themselves from the things of the world and surren- dered themselves unto God humility, because it meant in the third place nothing of ourselves, and therefore humility was one side of the love of God above all things. By lowliness of mind this humility was pre- served. He had not time to dwellupen the life of St. Francis, but they knew enough of him that from his earliest years he was imbued with the thought that he was nothing of himself, and could do nathing, without the aid of his Heavenly Father. The world seemed to hold possession of their hearts, and those who appeared to know so much knew nothing. One of the revelations quoted in the text displayed the principles of the Gos- pel of Jesus Christ and His holy life, and of these there were several, such as obedience, humility, lowliness, poverty, and solitude. Of such principles St. Francis was an example. Even from a worldly or material point of view his life was a success. His work did not cease with his death. In every age in which man had lived since St. Francis, they had profited by his works, and been brought to a knowledge of the truth and to salva- tion. Their Lord went on to say, Come unto me all ye who labour and are heavily burdened, and I will reo fresh you." There was no joy so great as that which came from the lowly and humble of heart. Joy was of many kinds. There was the joy of the beginner, who had cast off the shackles of sin and found himself under the grace and favour of his Saviour. There was a deeper joy than this—the joy of suffering for God. A man might suffer and be happy, while another, al. though in good worldly circumstances, would be un- happy. Let them enter themselves first into the nature of little children, by trying thoroughly to sur- render their hearts to God, and by so doing they might hope he would give them the revelation of His holy kingdom. On this holy festival he would conclude these few words by wishing that God might bless all His children throughout the world who wore his holy habit. The principles of St. Francis were in obedience to Almighty God. Those present had welcomed the habit of St. Francis among them, and it had been among them for many years to the advantage of their souls. Among the names he could mention there was that of Father Torregianni, who had been raised to the Epis- copate, and was at that moment on his way to a dis- tant continent. Their hearts and their prayers had gone with him. He (the Bishop) was glad to be able to say that there was a probability of this mission and the house of the Fathers of St. Francis being lavely increased. For those who were being trained to take their part in the religious order, there was a great deal to be done. For years the students had to be trained for the holy life which they were destined to enter upon. They had to study for many years in order that they might be able to preach the Word of God in future years. He was glad to say—and it was a good omen—that the Monastery was full and overflowing, so that it was necessary to institute another house of study, and it might be that it would be instituted here. The means were not now in their hands, but they trusted to God, as their forefathers had done in every age. He hoped that the monastery for theological stu. dents would be established in Pontypool. He hoped that God would bless their labours here now and in the future. The choir sung with excellent taste and good effect Bordcsc's Mass in B flat. After the service, the Bishop, Priests, and other strangers were most hospitably en- tertained by the Fathers in the refectory of the monastery.