THE "PONTYPOOL FREE PPTESS' IS SOLD BY THE FOLLOWING AGENTS: A TIFTI 5VPH A \r J" Mr BRAIN, Post Office. ABERSYCHAN. • | MRS TH0MAS, nr. Rail. Station ABERTILLERY Mr HIGGS, Stationer Airs REES, Post Office BLAENAVON Mr PROBERT, Stationer 1 Mr I. MORGAN, News Agent CWMBRAN Mr SAMUEL, Stationer CRUMLIN Mr LTJCAS, News Agent GARNDIFFAITH Mr CHAS. HERBERT GRIFFITHSTOWN Mr H. PEACH, Gen. Dealer PONTNEWYDD Mr FRANCIS, Bookseller. ( Mr CHAS. HERBERT PONTNEWYNYDD J Mrs JONES, Post Office ( MKS JENKINS. HuGHEs & SON, Booksellers Messrs JONES & EDWARDS, PUNTYPOOL ■ Booksellers Mrs FARR, High-street Mr H. JONES, Trosnant PONTYPOOL ROAD, MESSRS W. H. SMITH & SON M.. V,TR. TXT f Mrs STONE, News Agent 1ALYW AIN Mrs EDMUNDS, Post Office DISPATCH OF MAILS TO AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. .v" The dates given are those of the mails being made up in London. It is recommended to post letters in tha country a day or two before, and to write the route on he envelope distinct from the address. AMERICA-UNITED STATES. Letters Registered àoz. newspapers. Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. 2!d. Id. 40. 2 CANADA. Every Thursday 2 £ d. ld. „ 2 AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Nov. 13. Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tas- mania(via Soittlia)itptoii) 6d. Id. „ Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand (via S.ampton$Melbourne) 6d. Id „ PONTYPOOL POST OFFICE. "V' DELIVERY OF LETTERS, &C. About 8.0 am., 11.30 a.m., and 5.30 p.m TIMES FOR POSTING IN PONTYPOOL. For London & all parts.11.0 a.m, 4.30 p.m, 7.0 p.m With additional stamp 11.10 4.40 „ 7.30 For Pontypool and neighbourhood, up to. 9.0 „ MONEY ORDER AND SAVINGS BANK BUSINESS. From.9.0 a.m to 5.0 p.m TELEGRAMS. From 8.0 a.m to 8.0 p.m. Sundays, 8.0 a.m to 10 a.m SAILINGS OF THE WELSH PRINCE FROM NEWPORT November 7 (to Bristol). 8.45 morning November 10 „ 12.45 afternoon November 12 „ 2.30 afternoon November 14 „ 4 0 afternoon FROM BRISTOL November 8 (to Newport) ..11.45 morning November 11 „ 3. 0 afternoon November 13 „ 4.15 afternoon November 15 6.15 afternoon TRAINS. From Crane-street Station, M. R. & C. Co. To Blaenavon (Old Line) 1040 2.45 8.15 To Brynmawr (New Line) 7.40 1.0 4.45 On P .unlaws 10.0 mu. 8.45 p.m. An Extra Train on Saturdays only at 9.0 p.m., for Pont- newynydd and Abersychan only. To Newport. 7.47 9.27 11.47 2.57 4.57 6,52 Sundays 8.12 a.m. 5.12 p.m. From Pontypool Tofrn Station, Trosnant. G.W.R. Co. To Crumlin, at— I Sunday 8.57 | 2.16 6.1 I 8.57 | 6.13 To Pontypool Road, at- | 10.16 1.44 5.43 | 11.8 | 9.14 From Pontypool Road. To Hereford at— I 7.40 J 10.30 | 1129 J 2.10 13.43 16.5 [ 8.45 | 6.5 An extra train to Abergavenny at 11.23 a.m. To Monmouth, at- 7.45 I 11.35 ) 2.15 f 6.10 An extra train to Usk at 8.40 a.m. To Newport, at— .35|U.17|12.25|2.0 |3.50|5.52| 6.10|8.35|9.3 | jj.18 1 9-26 The only DIRECT Line of Steamers to PHILADEL- PHIA is the AMERICAN LINE UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. iw m LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA EVERY WEDNESDAY, Calling atQuEENSTowNevery THURSDAY First-class, full-powered Iron Steam- ships are appointed to Sail *BRITISHEMFIRE Nov. 5 OHIO Nov. 19 INDIANA Nov. 8 *BRTISH CROWN NOV. 26 *LORD GOUGH..NOV.. 12 ILLRNOIS Dec. 3 Saloon Passage, 12 to 21 Guineas. No Intermediate Passengers carried on voyage marked thus* The only TRANS-ATLANTIC LINE sailing under the UNITED STATES FLAG, and carrying the American Rafts for saving life, besides the usual complement of Lifeboats and an extra number of Life Preservers. The accommodation for all classes of passengers is equal to any ot the European Steamship Lines. Every Steamer carries a Surgeon and Stewardess. Passengers and goods are landed at Philadelphia on the Wharf of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, which has the shortest and most direct route to all places in the Western States. Passengers by this Line can pass direct into the Rail- road Cars without leaving the Landing Wharf, and under the same roof, there are REFRESHMENT ROOM, United States Letter Box, Telegraph Office, Exchange Office, and Baggage Express Office. CABIN PASSAGE, 12 to 18 Guineas. Return Tickets, at reduced rates. STEERAGE PASSAGE as low as by any other FAST line, including an ample supply of Provisions. Steerage .Passengers are forwarded to New York or Boston with- out additional charge. INTERMEDIATE PASSAGE, including Beds, Bedding, and all necessary Utensils, and separate table, X8 8s. Apply in Philadelphia, to Peter Wright and Sons, General Agents, 307, Walnut-street; in Queenstown, to N. & J. Cummins & Brothers; and in Liverpool, to RICHARDSON, SPENCE, & CO., 17 and 19, Water-street. J. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. W. H. BANKS, Blaenavon. THOS. H. THOMAS, High-st., Tenby. JNO. THOMAS, Church-st., Tredegar. LLAN LINE SHORTEST OCEAN PASSAGE TO AMERICA. Halifax, Canadian, and United States Mail. COMPOSED OF TWENTY FIRST-CLASS STEAMERS. Leaving LIVERPOOL every THURSDAY, and LONDONDERRY every FRIDAY for HALIFAX, QUEBEC, PORTLAND, & BALTIMORE. Through Tickets to BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADEL- PHIA, and to all points in CANADA & the STATES. Low Fares and excellent Accommodation. Passengers who secure their Tickets before leaving home are met at the Railway Station by an appointed Agent of the Company, who takes charge of them until they go onboard the steamer. THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT grants ASSISTED PAS- SAGES by the ALLAN LINE. a Write for the Pamphlet "LORD DUFFERIN IN MANITOBA." Apply to ALLAN BROTHERS & Co., Liverpool or Londonderry, or to J. R. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. THOMAS PUGH, Panteg Station FREDERICK SMITH, Shipping Agent, Bridge Street, Blaenavon. ♦ PIANOFORTES, By COLLARD & COLLARD, KIRKMAN, and other Best Makers, at 20 per Cent off their List Prices, FOR CASH. THE BEST and CHEAPEST PIANOFORTES and 1 HARMONIUMS IN THE WORLD can be obtained at W. H. H A S Ix.l S' MUSIC WAREHOUSES, COMMERCIAL STREET AND CLfteJ BUILDINGS, PONTYPOOL. Price Lists free by post on application 1W Send for List, and compare prices with those of other Houses. 7-octave Pianoforte, in solid walnut 1 case j 19 Smneas' The Royal Pianoforte (7 octaves), 4ft. high by 4ft. 6in. wide, in fine r Italian walnut,with ivory-fronted i guineas, keys, and warranted for 10years/ Harmoniums from £ 4. W. H. HASKINS, AGENT FOR MESSRS J. BRINSMEAD & SONS' GOLD MEDAL PIANOS, And for MESSRS. NEUMEYER & Co.s DOUBLE OVERSTRUNG IRON UPRIGHT GRANDS; Also for MESSRS GEO. WOOD & Co.'s AMERICAN ORGANS. These justly-celebrated Instruments are always kept in stock, and may be obtained on very advan- tageous terms. Instruments tuned, regulated, and repaired by skilful London workmen. PIANOS LET ON HIRE, TAKEN IN EXCHANGE, AND SUPPLIED ON THE THREE YEARS' SYSTEM. Great Bargains in Second-hand Pianos-which have been let on hire and but little used-at very little more than Half-price. RODERICK'S RHEUMATIC CORDIAL, Price Is. ld. An Effectual Remedy for Gout, Rheumatic Gout, Sciatica, Lumbago, AND ALL KINDS OF RHEUMATISM. THIS Preparation has been highly esteemed for many JL years, and its great demand is chiefly due to the personal recommendation of those who have been bene- fited by it. BAYLEY'S TONIC, APERIENT, AND PURIFYING, FAMILY PILLS, FOR THE LIVER AND STOMACH. I Arc prepjared with great carc, the most approved principles, of choice and well-propcrtioned ingredients; they are mild in their operation, and, from their pure composition, are easily digested by the stomach; they thoroughly eradicate those humours, which, when ne- glected, lead to serious and often fatal results, and by their direct action on the blood, renovate and invigorate the whole system.-Solti in boxes, at l\d., Is. Ik/ and 2s. 9d. each. Bayley's Family Pills do not contain one particle of Mercury, Antimony, or any other mineral ingredient —— PREPARED ONLY BY T. RODERICK, Chemist, Pontypool, And Sold by most Chemists and Medicine Vendors. PURSES! PURSES!! RUSSIA, MOROCCO, AND CALF LEATHERS, IN GREAT VARIETY. Spccial Value in 6d. and Is. Purses. HUGHES-SON, STATIONERS, &c., PONTYPOOL. COEDCAE, PONTYPOOL. C. LAWRENCE, New and Old Iron Merchant, METAL & MACHINERY BROKER. Bars, Plates, Sheets, Brass and Lead, also Old Rails Tyres, Axles, and every description of Scrap. Also, for Sale, Portable Forges, Lifting Jacks, Punching and Shearing Machines, Smiths' Tools, Taps and Dies, Injectors, Colliery, Turntables, Lea- ther and Rubber Belts, &c. The Oldest Wholesale and Retail Provision & Family Grocery Trade, CRANE-STREET, PONTYPOOL, (AND GRIFFITHSTOWN,) STABLISHED 1787. JOHN DANIEL, Late DANIEL 4- JONES. MONEY. NO LAW COSTS.—Loans from £ 10 to £ 2000 granted daily to Farmers, Householders, Trades- men, Gentlemen, and others, on their Stock, Crops, Household Furniture, &c., repayable by easy instalments to suit Borrowers.—Apply by letter, or personally, to W. H. LLEWELLYN, Accountant, &c., 1, Flannel-st., Abergavenny. CASH ADVANCED IN A FEW HOURS' NO- TICE !—The Monmouthshire Loan & Discount Co. advance money daily, from L2 to Y,2,000, to Trades- men, Farmers, Mechanics, and others, on their Stock- in-trade, Furniture, &c., without removal or incon- venieuce in anyway; repayable by easy instalments; distance no object; all applications punctually attended to strictly private.—Apply personally, or by letter, to The Cross, Pontypool; or Abbey Row, Cwmbran. MONEY ADVANCES, from £ 10 to £ 1000, can now be obtained at a few hours' notice. No law costs; strictest secrecy. For particulars, apply to Mr. A BLOOM, Pawnbroker, Jeweller, &c., George-street Pontypool LOANS Granted, on Personal Security, at 10 per Jj cent. per annum, by the Somerset Finance Co. (Limited).—Apply to O. H. STEED, Agent, Victoria Hall Chambers. Newport. FITS.—EPILEPTIC FITS OR FALLING SICKNESS.—A certain method of cure has been discovered for this dis- tressing complaint by a physician, who is desirous that 11-a sufferers may benefit from this providential disco. very; it is never known to fail, and will cure the most hopeless case after all other means have been tried. Full particulars will be sent by post to any person free of charge.—Address: Mr WILLIAMS 10, Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, London. Ir T-T -pl Pontypool General Furnishing Warehouses, CLARENCE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. "'V' Jo HN BEVAN respectfully announces that Purchasers will find in his New and Spacious Warehouses a very large Stock of Dinin-, Drawing, and Bedroom Suites, Iron and Wood Bedsteads, Palliasses, Spring & Millpuff Mattresses, Feather & Millpuff Beds, & every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Pianofortes, Harmoniums, Carpets, Matting, Floor Cloth, Door Mats, Heartih Rugs, Cntlery, Dinner Tea, and Toilet Sets, Cooking Utensils, &c., &C. A large proportion of Goods being Home-made, the quality may be relied upon. No effort is spared to give entire satisfaction. Goods delivered per Cart or Covered Van, free of expense, IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. .v'v"v,v,/VV'A.vFV" LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL. "I'AF'V'A.fV'r-JV'v The New Show Room will be Opened this Day, Saturday, Oct. 25th. "A"V"v"f' MESSRS."WXLJJAMS & CO. Beg respectfully to announce their return from the London and other Markets, and will make a GRAND SHOW of the LEADING NOVELTIES for the Season. They would draw special attention to A MANUFACTURER'S STOCK OF LADIES' ULSTERS, Which will he offered at EXTRAORDINARY PRICES. Large Stock of Ladies' Paletots, lower than has ever been offered; large assortment of Gloves, Corsets, bmbrellas, and Lace Goods. GREAT BARGAINS will be offered in all Departments FOR CASH. Dress and Mantle Making done on the Premises by experienced hands.—All Orders promptly executed -8' IRONMONGERY. CLEARANCE SALE (PREVIOUS TO ALTERATIONS). WM. BUNNING & Co., General & Furnishing Ironmongers, Pontypool, LE4 Being about to make. IMPORTANT ALTERATIONS with the New Year, WILL, On and from Saturday, November 8thf until December 31st, SELL OFF THE WHOLE Olt THEIR EXTENSIVE STvCK Al1 GREAT REDUCTIONS FOR CASH. Iron Bedsteads, Palliasses, Fenders, Fire Irons, Coal Vases, Baths, Trays, Brushes, Mats, Matting.-Ivory and other Table and Pocket Cutlery, Electro-plated Spoons and Forks, Cruets, Teapots, &c., &c. Duplex, Silber, and other Petroleum Lamps.-Scales and Weights, Spring Balances, Steelyards, Leamington Kitcheners, Register and other Stoves and Chimney Pieces, &c., &c.-Fire-resisting Safes, &c., &c. SUMMER SEASON 1879 CLARETS FOR EVERY-DAY USE, PURE, WHOLESOME, BEVERAGE WINES OP FRANCE Shipped by W & A Gilbey direct from their Establishment in the Medoc to their Stores in London, and sold by their Agents throughout the United Kingdom; < m N Per Bottle Per Dozen Castle A CLARET These four Clarets were bought by W & A\ 1/ 13/ ( GILBEY ON THE ESTATES OF THE MEDOC. ALTHOUGH CASTLE B CLARET 1/3 16/ Castle 0 CLARET J produced. They are ^Vtable^fher fo^use [ 1'Q 18/ F AT MEALS, DILUTED WITH WATER OR FOR GENERAL 1 Castle D CLARET 2/ 24/ Bottles charged 1/ per dozen, which il allowed when returned, FI JL* accumulated on their estate of Chateau Loudenne in addition to the produce of the estate, from 8,000 to 10,000 ho sheads of Claret, representing all the various growths of the Medoc district. Chateau Loudenne offers the exceptional advantage of direct communication between the most favored wine-producing districts of France and this country, being situated in the neighbourhood of some of the finest vineyards nf the Medoc, on the river Gironde, and between ^n. the 6e*> so that wines can be shipped almost direct from the various estates without having first to incur the expenses of transpoit up to Bordeaux, and the charges incidental to lanriine storm" and re-shipping from thence. 1 he .tores erected at Loudenne by W&A Gilbey, with the adjoining 71^ ?hemosPt striking objects on the Gironde, and are of a magnitude and completeness not hitherto attempted in any wine-producing country while by the above arrangements W&A Gilbey have placed the English consumer m a better position than even the inliabitants of Pans, or any of the larger towns of France, for procuring pure, gen^ne, and moderate-priced Clarets. SPARKLING "BRUT-SAUMUR^ CHAMPAGNE FROM FRANCE-FIRST QUALITY FIRST SHIPMENT RECEIVED IN MARCH, 1879 It meets for invalids a want that has long been felt by the medical profession, but whioK rhaps previously has not been within general grasp, viz., that of a light, pure, sparkling, and moderately stimulating b ge at a reasonable price. The man in perfect health may drink which he likes best, without fear of the small quantity < Tar in the ordinary wine but if he prefers a drier wine, here it is. We will only add that the importers of this S ig Brut-Saumur are the same wine merchants who originally introduced the ordinary Sparkling Saumur Wine England, viz.-Messrj. W&A Gilbey, of the Pantheon, Oxford Street."—Medical Times A Gazette, March 20, BRAND ON CORK f^ACTI F Dozen Per Dozen r* ,1 -n — Dttles Half-Bottle* •BRUT Castle BRUl*SA™™ -A pure, light, and moderatf J. s. a. SAUMUR stimulating Sparkling Wine, entirely free from added saccha" 3/ 18/Q V Slnce lhe completion of fermentation, and especially suited invalids from its peculiar dryness and tonic qualities. SPARKLING SAUMUR CHAI qEs The introduction bv W & A Gilbey of Castle SAUMUR «*»•«,« 5/ 14/6 has, owing to the favorable opinion of the M Csistie SAUMUR cm Foil as to tlieir excellent quality, and iQI 171 Gilbey s arrangements for offering them at low prices, led to an almost unprecedented del Sample BottIea-or any quantity bearing W A GilDey* seals and Labels can om tbeif AGENT- FREDERICK PHILLIPS, Grocer, Commercial PONTYPOOL MMI THOMAS CORNER, Auctioneer & Appraiser, 42, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. RENTS COLLECTED. Experienced Bailiffs employed for the Recovery of Rents, Bills of Sale, &c. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS, KING'S HEAD HOTEL, CRANE-ST., PONTYPOOL. HENRY GALE BEGS to inform the Public that he has TAKEN the above HOTEL, the ALTERATIONS in which are now COMPLETED. Bottled and Draught Ales WINES, SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, &C. WELL-AIRED BEDS. CIGARS! AT MANUFACTURE!!S', PRICES, AT H. FOX'S, Commercial St., Pontypool. Try HENRY Fox,s it CLUB CIGARS." Samples 2d. 3d. and 4d. each. H FOX'S NUTRITIVE & SEDATIVE CREAM is warranted to allay itching, irritation of the skin, remove scruff, and materially add to the growth °l ?air* bottles, at Is. and Is. 6d. each, by the Maker, Commercial Street, Pontypool. NOTICE. COTTAGE COMPOSITES MAY NOW BE HAD At 15 per cent. Reduction in Price, AT THE ONLY MANUFACTORY IN SOUTH WALES JOHN HAVARD, Rockfield House, Pontypool. GuaranteedPirst-class Illuminating Power. ENJOY YOUR MEALS WITH FURLOW'S New Arrowroot Cake FURLOW'S New Rice Cake FURLOW'S New Kinloc Cake FURLOW'S Rich Pastry FURLOW'S Savoury Pies FURLOW'S Pound Cake; and FURLOW'S Wholesome Bread CRITERION, CRANE ST., PONTYPOOL. JAMES ELLIS, OF WEST PLACE, PONTYPOOL, MOST respectfully begs leave to inform his friends lU- and the public generallv, that he has TAKEN THE SHOP LATELY OCCUPIED BY Mr T. PROSSER, next door to Messrs. Davies & Sandbrook, CHANE STREET, for the purpose of Selling GOOD AND GENUINE BREAD, AT THE SMALLEST LIVE-AND-LET-LIYE PROFITS; ALSO, CONFECTIONERY AND GROCERY IN LIKE MANNER; and he will feel thankful for any patronage with which he may be favoured. Tea, Coffee, and other Refreshments provided at the shortest notice. Comfortable Rooms and well-aired Beds for respect- able persons recommended by friends. September 3rd, 1879. IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD ALES PALE ALES, AND STOUT. IMPERIAL HEREFORD BREWERY. These well-known HOUSEHOLD ALES are unrivalled for purity, delicacy of flavour, and excellence of quality and value combined. Mild Ales: 10d., 1., 15. 2d., and 15. 4d. per gallon. TJ «I SO TJ • A light, tonic, bitter, of pleasant rale flavour, LS.per gallon; firkins, 9s; kilderkins, 18s. Crystal Pale Ale: 10s.6d.; kilderkins, 2!s, Golden Mild Ale: 10s. 6d.; kilderkins, 21s. Export Mild Ale: 12s.; kilderkins, 24s. Watkins's Hereford Stout (X.S.): Nutritious. The favourite brand; flrkins. (9 gallons) 12s; kilderlins, (is gallons) 24s. Delivered Carriage Free, in the West of England, in 9, 18, 3G, and 54 gallon casks, direct from the Brewery, or through the District Agents. Each Cask bears the Brewery Label Trade Mark—An EAGLE, and name, WATKINS, HEREFORD.' WM. PEGLER, JUN., PONTYPOOL, Appointed SOLE AGENT in Pontypool for these cele- brated Ales and Stout. Brewery prices, with liberal cash discount. The Pale and Mild Ales, at Is per gallon, are generally acknowledged to be the best in the Market.-Full Price List on application. DUBLIN EXTEA STOUT, 3s per dozen. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, PONTYPOOL. AN EISTEDDFOD WILL BE HELD IN THE ABOVE CHAPEL ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, 1879. PRESIDENT— MR. D. JONES, PONTYMOILE, ADJUDICATORS- Music—MR. D. BOWEN, (ALAW EBBW). RECITATIONS-MR. T. B. SMITH. ACCOMPANISTS— MISS DAVIES AND MR. ASHMAN. The Choirs (numbering about 350 voices) that have 11 entered for the First Prize have agreed to sing unitedly before the Adjudication is given, under the leadership of Alaw Ebbw. In the Evening, a CONCERT will be given by the MOUNT PLEASANT CHOIR, in which the success- ful Competitors in the Quartet, Trio, Duet, and Songs, will take part. Eisteddfod to commence at 1.30 p.m., Concert at 8. PRICES OF ADMISSION Eisteddfod, Is. to all parts, Children under 12, Half- price Concert, Body of Chapel, Is.; Gallery, 6d.; Children, under 12, Half-price to Is. Seats only. Panteg & Llanvrechva Permanent Building Society. SHARES from 2s. a month upwards. Deposits received at 5 per cent, interest. Money ready to advance on mortgage. Shares may be taken, de- posits made, and further information obtained, at the regular subscription meetings, between the hours of 7.30 and 8.30 p.m., on the first Tuesday in the month, at the Town Hall, Pontypool, and Me- chanics' Institute, Griffithstown; or daily at the following addresses :—W. G. DOWDEN, Blaenavon Iron Works, Blaenavon; G. W. JONES, Agent, Cwmbran; and B. H. MADGE, Secretary, Panteg Steel Works, Panteg. WRINGTON ARMS, (LATE RAILWAY INN,) PONTYPOOL. Close to the Monmouthshire Railway Station. E. BEACHAM, IN thanking his numerous frends and supporters for their liberal patronage in the past, solicits a con- tinuance of their future support in his NEW ESTABLISHMENT. BURTON, PALE, AND OTHER ALES. LONDON AND IRISH STOUT, In Bottles and on Draught. COMMERCIAL ST., PONTYPOOL. ESTABLISHED 1825. (Formerly occupied by Mr James Weare, and Mr las. Brown.) G. GORRELL, Saddler, Gig, Carriage, and Cart Harness Manufacturer, BEGS to solicit a continuance of the liberal support he has many years been favoured with, ana to assure the Public generally that no effort shall be wanting on his part to maintain the High Reputation for Hunting Saddles, 9" all kinds of Horse Clothing for Summer § Winter Wear. PORTMANTEAUS & LADIES' BAGS.—LONDON WHIPS, BITS, & SPURS. LEATHER MILLBANDS FOR ALL KINIJS OF MACHINERY, Oil tile Slwrtest Notice. Experienced Workmen sent to any part of the Country. All Harness made on the Premises, and at Reduced Prices. THE NEW Tinted Note Paper, Sky-Blue Shade, Silurian Shade, Nut-Brown Shade, Favorite Neutral Tint. Price Is. a packet of 5 quires. Square Court-shaped ENVELOPES to match, 3d a packet. Samples sent free by post, on receipt of Id. stamp. HUGHES & SON, PRINTERS AND WATCFACIIiRIM STATIONERS, PONTYPOOL. THE FOLLOWING NEW BOOKS, Most of which have been RECENTLY PUBLISHED, Are NOW ON SALE By HUGHES & SON, STATIONERS, PONTYPOOL. Less Discount for Cash. The Elocutionist: A Collection of Pieces in Prose s d and Yerse preceded by an Introduction on the principles of Elocution. By the Rev G. S. Kno w les 3 6 The Flowers and Fruits of Sacred Song, and Evangelistic Hymns. Edited by V. G. Charlesworth and J. M. Smith. Prefatorv Note by C. H. Spurgeon 2 0 Family Readings on the Gospel according to St. John, consisting of short consecutive por- tions, comprising the whole Gospel, with a simple Exposition. By the Rev F. Bour- dillon, M.A. 4 0 The Orations of J. B. Gough. Revised by Him- SELF R I 6 Sir Rowland Hill, K.C.B. A Biographical and Historical Sketch. By E. Edwards 1 0 Short and Simple Prayers, with Hymns, for the use of Children. By the author of Scrip- ture Histories for Children," &c. 1 0 Locomotive Engine Driving: A Practical Manual for Engineers in Charge of Locomotive En- gines. By Michael Reynolds 4 6 The Model Locomotive Engineer, Fireman, and Engine-boy. Comprising a Historical Notice of the Pioneer Locomotive Engines & their inventors, &e. BY MICHAEL REYNOLDS 4 6 The Churchman's Daily Remembrancer, with Poetical Selections for all the Lessons of the Christian Year, Kalendar, Table of Lessons, &c. Bound in morocco leather. 4 3 The New Handbook of Elocution, with Rules for Audible and Correct Pronunciation in Reading and Spelling. By W. Baynham.. 3 6 Things Touching the King. A Scriptural Quo- tation for every day in the year t. 1 4 Life in Lodgings. By Tom Hood. With up- wards of 100 drawings by Fred Barnard 1 0 Manners & Tone of Good Society or, Solecisms to be Avoided. By a Member of the Aristo- cracy 2 6 Society Small Talk or, What to Say & When to Say It. By the author of Manners and Tone of Good SOCIETY." 2 6 Under the Surface. By Miss Frances Ridley HAVERGAL 5 0 Ditto (small edition) 1 6 Morning Bells; or, Waking Thoughts for Little Ones. By MissHavergal. 0 9 Morning Star; or, Names of Christ for His Little Ones. By Miss Havergal 0 9 The Ministry of Song. By Miss Havergal 1 6 Red Letter Days A Register of Anniversaries and Birthdays. By Miss Havergal 3 0 The Four Happy Days. By Miss Havergal 1 0 Kept for the Master's Use. By Miss Havergal 1 0 Masterman Ready; or, the Wreck of the Pacific. By Captain Marryat 1 0 Female Christian Names and their Teachings: A Gift Book for Girls. By M. E. Bromfield 1 0 The Epistle of Paul to Philemon Exposition for English Readers. By the Rev A. H. Drysdale, M.A. 2 6 Pictures from Bible Lands, drawn with pen and pencil. Edited by S. G. Green, D.D. The Illustrations by Eminent Artists; princi- pally from Photographs 8 0 The Earnest Churchman: An Exposition of Church Principles, &c. By the Rt Rev A. Oxenden, D.D 2 6 Worthies of Science: A Collection of Biogra- phies of Scientific Men. By J. Stoughton, ,R £ -D 4 0 MRS BROWN ON CO-OPERATIVE STORES. BY ARTHUR SKETCH LEY 1 0 Ancient and Modern Magic, with Explanations of some of the best known Tricks performed by Maskelyne and Cooke. By Aprey Yere 1 0 The Fathers for English Readers The Vener- able Bede. By the Rev G. F. Browne, M.A. 2 0 "V'o.V''I. Fine Art PortfoIios- Four Varieties. SPRING in Picture., Song, and Story. Three s d splendid engravings, 11 in. x 15 in., and chromo-lithograph, 15 in. x 22 in. 1 0 SUMMER in Picture, Song, and Story. Three splendid engravings, 11 in. x 15 in., ,,r and chromo-lithograph, 15 in. x 22 in. 1 0 AUTUMN in Picture, Song, and Story. Two splendid engravings, 11 in. x 11 in., and chromo-lithograph, 15 in. x 22 in. 1 0 WINTER in Picture, Song, and Story. Two splendid engravings, 11 in. x 15 in and chromo-lithograph, 15 in. x 22 in. 1 0 ""I"I' BIBLES for SCHOOL REWARDS, &c. IN PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BINDINGS. Teachers' Bibles, different sizes and bindings, from 3/6. Hymn Books-Church Services—Prayer Books— Birthday and other Text Books. NOTE PAPER AND ENVELOPES, STAMPED IN COLOURS, With Monagram or Address, from the New India-rubber Dies, at fully 50 per cent. less cost than by the ordinary dies. The following are prices of few qualities of NOTE PAPER, Including the Cost of Stamping. (The Dies cost from 1/6 to 3/ and lastfor an indefinite timed Good Cream laid Note Paper 5 qrs. 1/6 10 qrs. 2/9 Super „ 5 qrs. 1/10 10 qrs. 3/6 Brunswick (Itou gh) 5 qrs. 1/6 10 qrs. 2/9 Envelopes to match at corresponding Rates. Samples, post free, on application HUGHES & SON, Printers and Manufacturing Stationers, PONTYPOOL. WEAK SIGHT. HENRY LAURANCE'S IMPROVED SPECTACLES. ME, El B. FORD OHEMiST OPTIOIAlv GEORGE ST., BEGS to inform those troubled with defective vision that he has been appointed Sole Agent for Ponty- pool for HENRY LAURANCE'S IMPROVED SPECTACLES. These Spectacles are clear and cool, never tire the eye, and, whilst subduing all inflammatory symptoms. assist, strengthen, and preserve the sight. 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