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THE "PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS' IS SOLD BY THE FOLLOWING AGENTS: APPPTTVPUAM fMr BRAIN, Post Office. ABERSYCHAN. ( Mrs Thomas, nr. RaiL station ABERTILLERY Mr J. ESAU, Stationer ABERCARNE Mrs ROACH {Mrs REES, Post Office Mr PROBERT, Stationer Mr I. MORGAN, News CWMBRAN Mr SAMUEL, Stationer CRUMLIN Mr LUCAS, News Agent GARNDIFFAITH Mr CHAS. HERBERT GRIFFITHSTOWN Mr H. PEACH, Gen. Dealer PONTNEWYDD Mr FRANCIS, Bookseller. Mr CHAS. HERBERT PONTNEWYNYDD Mrs JONES. Post Office MRS JENKINS. Messrs JONES & EDWARDS, HUGHES & SON, Booksellers PONTYPOOL • Booksellers Mrs FARR, High-street Mr H. JONES. Trosnant PONTYPOOL ROAD, MESSRS W. H. SMITH & SON TITVWUU F Mrs STONE, News Agent 1ALYWAIN |Mrs Edm1JNI)S> Post office DISPATCH OF MAILS TO AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. 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 distinot from the address. AMERICA—UNITED STATES. Letters Registered Joz. newspapers. Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. 21d. Id. 4oz. CANADA. Every Thursday 21d, Id. „ AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Dec 19. Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tas- mania (via Brindisi) 8d. 2d. „ Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand (via Brindisi and Melbourne 8d 2d. „ PONTYPOOL POST OFFICE. ,V"'w" 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 Dec. 12 ( Bristol) 3 0 p.m. 15 „ ,.5 30 „ 17 „ 7 30 „ 19 „ 8 30 a.m. FROM BRISTOL Dec. 13 (to Newport) 5 0 p.m. 16 „ 7 15 p.m. 18 „ .9 15 a.m. 20 „ 10 30 a.m. TRAINS. Frora Crane-street Station, M. R. & 0. Co. To Blaenavon (Old Line) 10 40 2.45 8.15 To Brynmawr (New Line) 7.40 1.0 4.45 On Sundays. 10.0 a.m. 8A5 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 On Sundays. 8.12 a.m. 5.12 p.m. From Pontypool Town Station, Trosnant. G.W.R. Co. To Crumlin, at- I Rs.an^ayfi,, 8.57 | 2.16 | 5.57 I 8-sr I 6,13 To Pontypool Road, at— | ^•16 | 1144 | 5.43 I 11'5 I 9.14 From Pontypool Road. To Hereford at— I 0 „ '•40 I 10.30 I 2.1313.41 16.5 | 8,45 | 6.5 An extra tram to Abergavenny at 11.29 a.m. To Monmouth, at- 7.45 I 11.35 12.201 6.10 An extra train to Usk at 8.40 a.m. To Newport, at— 1 |3.50|5.54| 6.10(9.3 J 11.15 | 9.26 An Extra Train on Saturday1 only at 8.35 p.m. The only DIRECT Line of Steamers to PHILADEL- PHIA is the AMERICAN LINE UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. r-r.— LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA jSW^KV EVERY WEDNESDAY, ^MY^C^HNGATQTJEENSTOWNEVERJRTKPRSDAY First-class, full-powered Iron Steam- ships are appointed to Sail I* ENNSYLVANIA Dec. 13 OHIO Dec 31 BSITISHEMPIBB Dec. 17 *BRTISH CROWN Jan 7 Loud GOUGH. Dec. 24 INDIANA Jan. 14 No Intermediate Passengers carried on voyage marked thus* The only TRANS-ATLANTIC LINE sailing under 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, "hicb 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 21 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, L8 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. (COMPOSED OF TWENTY FIRST-CLASS ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS.) SAILING DAYS From LIVERPOOL every THURS- DAY and every alternate TUESDAY. From LON- DONDERRY every FRIDAY, and from QUEENSTOWN every alternate WEDNESDAY. TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. b THROUGH TICKETS to all points at SPECIAL IZATES. PAMPHLETS on CANADA, MANITOBA, and THE WESTERN STATES (MINNESOTA, DAKOTA, &C.), **ee on application. ASSISTED PASSAGES to Canada for Farm Labour- ers and Female Domestic Servants. Passengers should secure tickets before leaving home. Full particulars on application to ALLAN BROTHERS & CO., James Street, LIVERPOOL. J. R. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. THOMAS PUGH, Panteg Station FREDERICK SMITH, Shipping Agent, Bridge Street, Blaenavon. PIANOFORTES, 7 By COLLARD & COLLARD, KIRRMAN, 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. HASKINS' MUSIC WAREHOUSES, COMMERCIAL STREET AND CLUB BUILDINGS, PONTYPOOL. Price Lists free by post on application tW Send for List, and compare prices with those of other Houses. 7-octave Pianoforte,in solid walnut"! case ] 19 The Royal Pianoforte (7 octaves), 4ft. high by 4ft. 6in. wide, in fine ( OK Italian walnut,with ivory-fronted j keys, and warranted for 10 years Harmoniums from 94. 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. lfd. 9 An Effectual Remedy for Gout, Rheumatic Gout, Sciatica, Lumbago, AND ALL KINDS OF RHEUMATISM. THIS Preparation has been highly esteemed for many 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. Are prepared with great care, on the most approved principles, of choice and well-proportioned 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.-Sold i)i, boxes at 71d., Is. 1-1d., 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. Christmas and New Year Cards. T|HE CHOICEST DESIGNS BY DE LA RUE, RAPHAEL TUCK, PRANG, c., c., c., Including HELEN'S BABIES" and Oult BOYS." Also, Exquisite Designs on White Satin. HUGHES & SON, STATIONERS, &c., PONTYPOOL. The Oldest Wholesale and Retail Provision & Family Grocery Tradep CRANE-STREET, PONTYPOOL, (AND GRIFFITHSTOWN,) ESTABLISHED 1787. JOHN DANIEL, Late DANIEL # JONES. APACT WORTH KNOWING. BEECHAM'S PILLS Are admitted by thousands to be worth above a Guinea a box for Bilious and Nervous Disorders, such as wind and pain at the stomach, sick headache, giddiness, fullness and swelling after meals disziness and drowsiness, cold chills, flushings of heat, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, costiveness, scurvy, blotches on the skin, disturbed sleep, frightful dreams, and all nervous and trembling sensations, &c., &e. The first dose will give relief in twenty minutes. This is no fiction, for they have done it in thousands of cases. The proprietor of these Pills having obtained (at great expense) a patent for them, he challenges the whole world to produce a medicine equal to them for removing the above complaints, and restoring the patient to sound and lasting health. Every sufferer is earnestly invited to try one box of these Pills, and they will bo acknowledged to be WORTH A GUINEA A BOX. For females of all ages these Fills are invaluable, as a few doses of them carry off all gross humours, open all obstructions, and bring about all'that is required. No female should be without them. There is no medicine to be found to equal Beecham's Pills for remcvin<r any obstruction or irregularity of the system. IF taken according to the directions given with each box they will soon restore females of all ages to robust health. For a weak stomach, impaired digestion, and all disorders of the liver, thev act like "MAGIC," and a few doses will be found to work wonders upon the most important organs in the human machine. They strengthen the whole muscular system. restore the lon^-lost complexion, bring back the keen edge of appetite, and arouse into action, with the ROSEBUD of health, the whole physical energy of the human frame.—These are FACTS" admitted by thousands embracing all classes of Society; -in.! one of the best guarantees to the Nenrou:; and Debilitated is, BKECHAMS'S TILLS have the largest sale of any Patent Medicine in the world. Caution.-The public are requested to notice that the words "BEECHAM'S PILLS, St. Helen's." are on the Government Stamp affixed to each box of the Pills; if not on, they are a forgery. Prepared only, and sold wholesale and retail, bv the Pro* frietor, T. BEECHAM, Chemist, St. Helen's, Lancashire in oxes at Is. IJd. and 2s. 9d. each. Sect post free from'the Proprietor for 15 or 3G stamps. Sold by every Druggist in every town in the Kingdom. N.B.—Full directions are given with each box. FITS.—EPILEPTIC FITS OR FALLING SICKNESS.—A certain method of cure has been discovered for this dis- tressing complaint by a physician, who is desiroug that nu 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. MUSIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, and LATIN.—Mrs 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. THE Pontypool General Furnishing Warehouses, < CLARENCE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. I'Io JOHN BEYAN respectfully announces that Purchasers will find in his New and Spacious Warehouses a very large. Stock of Dining, 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, Hearth Rugs, Cutlery, Dinner Tea, and Toilet Sets, Cooking Utensils, &a., &e. 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. IRONMONGERY. CLEARANCE SALE (PREVIOUS TO ALTERATIONS). WM. BUNNING & Co., General A Fornisbin;" Ironmongers, Pontypool, Being about to make IMPORTANT ALTERATIONS with the New Year, WILL, On and from Saturday, November stlt, until December 31st, SELL OFF THE WHOLE OF THEIR EXTENSIVE STOCK AT 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.-D.Liplex, 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. PONTYPOOL SAVINGS BANK. Annual Statement of Account for the Year ending 20 th Nov., 1879. DR. THE TRUSTEES. CR. I CIIAP.GF. X s d To Balance due on the 20th November, 1878, including interest, as per last return. 15676 14 3 To sums received from depositors within the year ending 20th Nov., 1879 2058 13 6 To interest on moneys invested with the Commissioners for the Reduc- tion of the National Debt, viz.:— Receipt B, dated 21stMay, 1879.. 230 8 6 Receipt B, dated 21stNov., 1879.. 221 3 3 To interest on sums drawn for by the Trustees upon the Commissioners, within the said year 13 11 10 Post Office ditto Nil. SaleofBooks 0 6 0 X-18200 17 4 DISCHARGE.. £ s d By sums actually paid to depcsitors in money, including interest, within the year ending 20th Novembe.yifW- 3946 0 10 By sums actually paid for management within the said year. 81 17 0 Transferred to Post Office Saving Bank Nil. Balance due on the Gene- ralAccount invested with the Commissioners for Reduction of the Na- tional Debt, including interest, on 20th Nov., 1879.13832 1 5 Ditto in the hands of the Bristol & West of Eng- land Bank, Pontypool.. 340 18 1 14172 19 6 X18200 17 4 The Rate of Annual Interest allowed to the Depositors is L2 188. 4d, per cent. The Balance due on the 20th November, 1879, brought down. 14172 19 6 No. of Depositors. 21 Whose respective balances on the 20th November, 1879 (including interest), did not exceed £ 1 each 7 10 8 66 Ditto were above 11, and not exceeding £ 5 159 2 1 42 Ditto were above Y,5, and not exceeding £10 302 19 10 25 Ditto were above £ 10, and not exceeding zC15 298 16 7 16 Ditto were above £ 15, and not exceeding £ 20 281 18 2 34 Ditto were above X20, and not exceeding zC30 872 18 5 28 Ditto were above £ 30, and not exceeding ;C40 944 4 1 14 Ditto were above JS40, and not exceeding £50 631 18 3 14 Ditto were above X50, and not exceeding £ 75 870 6 0 13 Ditto were above £ 75, and not exceeding 1100 .1128 9 5 14 Ditto were above £ 100, and not exceeding £ 125 .1728 14 6 3 Ditto were above £ 125, and not exceeding £ 150 402 13 6 15 Ditto wert above £ 150, and not exceeding £ 200 2846 18 8 305 Total number of Depositors 10476 10 8 6 Charitable Societies 394 16 7 29 Friendly Societies 3200 13 8 340 Total number of Accounts 14072 0 11 Surplus 100 18 7 Deduct the portion thereof reserved to meet current expenses as directed by Act 9, George IV., c. 92, sec. 23 100 18 7 We certify the above to be a true Account. Witness our hands, this 8th day of December, 1879. RICHD. GREENWAY, Chairman. ALFRED A. WILLIAMS. Witness, W. J. MOUNTJOY, Actuary. W. H. HASKINS. C. H. COPLEY, Auditor. 'WINES AND SPIRITS FOR EVERY-DAY USE Selected from W & A Gilbey's List of 220 varieties. s The purity of every article is guaranteed under Act 38 & 39 Vict;, Cap. 63. Consumers will recognise in this Act a means of verifying the guaranteeW & A Gilbey have always given of the purity and genuineness of all WINES and SPIRITS bearing their seals and labels. This SELECTED LIST of W & A GILBEY'S WINKS AND SPIRITS comprises two descriptions only of each class of Wines and Spirits, the first selected on account of its moderate price, and the second for its fine quality combined with greater age. AGENT- FREDERICK PHILLIPS. Grocer, Commercial Street PONTYPOOL PRICES THE SAME AS AT eEAD ESTABLISHMENTS WINES v* Bottle Dozen PORT Casttb A from Portugal An excellent 121 041 fruity Wine, well matured 5 years old f PORT Castle B from Portugal A fine full- ) no; flavored fruity Wine. 8 years old.. SPANISH PORT Castle 1 from Spain ) ,« > ■ A fruity Wine of good body 2 years old | SPANISH PORT Castle 4 from Spain The) .n 0ni finest old Red Wine produced. 10 years old j SHERRY Castle SPANISH from Spain XlIK) A pure Spanish Sherry. 2 years old ) SHERRY Castle C Pale from Spain An) 00; excellent type of nutty Sherry. 6 years old J MARSALA Castle VP Pale from Sicily \t ia. ic; A delicate dinner Wine. 3 years old f MARSALA Castle C Pale from Sicily The |1{s finest Marsala produced. 7 years old ..}' CLARET Castle A from France A pure) full-bodied Wine. 1 year in bottle ■ CLARET Castle C from France A fine-) .>>. «0/ flavored and well-matured Medoc Wine } 1 'SAUMUR Castle Silver Foil A) Bottles 2/1 25/ Sparkling dry Champagne f Half-Botts. 1/3 14/6 SAUMUR Castle Gold Foil The) Bottles 2/6 30/ choicest Wine of the District f Half-Botts. 1/5 171 CHAMPAGNE Castle 1 A pure t Bottles 212 261 Sparkling Wine for ordinary use f Half-Botts. 1/3 15/ CHAMPAGNE Castle 3 A high Bottles 3/6 42/ class delicate Champagne ..) Half-Botts. 1/11 23/- SPIRITS Z%vZ% GIN Castle U PHighly rectified atW&AGilbey's | 2/ 24/ own Distillery. 33 per cent, under proof ) GIN Castle PR O O F H ighly rectified at W & A ? jjmq 34/ Gilbey's own Distillery. Strength, proot j IRISH WHISKEY Castle UP {2/3 27/ Dublin Whiskey 33 per cent, under proot) IRISH WHISKEY Castle DO Very fine) 3^ 39/ Dublin Whiskey. Strength, proof •• J SCOTCH WHISKEY Castle UP PUK j 2/3 S7/ Malt Whiskey. 33 per cent, under proof I SCOTCH WHISKEY Castle SO A hi^h-class ) 3/3 3^ Scotch Whiskey. Strength, proof BRANDY Castle UP Possessing the whole-) 2/g 30/ some qualities of Cognac 33 under proof) BRANDY Castle PROOF Possessing the ? 3^ 42/ wholesome qualities of Cognac Proof ••> COGNAC Castle D An excellent Cognac) 3JQ 42/ Brandy of fine flavor. 33 under proot ) COGNAC Castle FO A very fine Cham- f gj £ 0/ pagne Brandy. Strength, proof •• JAMAICA RUM Castle UP A well-matured ) 27/ Jamaica Rum. 33 per cent, underproof., j JAMAICA RUM Castle JQ A very fine 3/3 39/ Jamaica Rum. Strength, proof HOLLANDS Castle 1 Distilled in Holland) 2/4 28/ from Rye 14 per cent, under proof •• > HOLLANDS (Silver Stream) The finest) n/Q; 32/ Geneva. Bottled abroad. 14 under proof) All Bottles (except for Sparkling Wiww) are charged Id. each, which is allowed when re SINGLE BOTTLES Single Bottles of any of W d: A Gilbey's 220 varieties of Wines and Spirits can be purchased as samples EXPORTATION, W & A Gilbey's Wines and Spirits can be obtained free of duty from their Excise Bonded Warthouses.-For Prices see Special Export List PAYMENTS In order to give every possible. advantage to consumers cash payments arc absolutely necessary, as all prices are arranged upon that principle COMPLETE LIST A Complete List of W <fc A Gilbey's Wines and Spirits, Containing /%}& particulars of 220 varieties, sent free on application The 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., Is., Is. 2d., and Is. 4d. per gallon. U1 » 1 sc* T) A light, tonic, bitter, of pleasant JTa 16 I O. • flavour. Is.per gallon; firkins, 9s kilderkins, 18s. Crystal Pale Ale: IOs. 6d.; kilderkins, 21s, Golden Mild Ale: 10s. Gd.; kilderkins, 2] s. Export Mild Ale: 12s.; kilderkins, 24s. Watkins's Hereford Stout (X.S.): Nutritious. The favourite brand; firkins. (9 gallons) 12s; kilderkins,(18 gallons) 24s. Delivered Carriage Free, in the West of England, in 9, 18, 36, and 54 gallon casks, direct from the Brewery, or through the District Agents. Each Cask bears the Brewery Label Trade Mark-An EAGLE, and name," WATKINS, HEREFORD.' WM. PEGLER, JUN., PONTYPOOL, Appointed SOLE AGENT in Pontypool for these cele- brated Ales and Stout. Brewery prices, with liberal cash discount. The Pale and Mild Ales, at Is per gallon, are generally acknowledged to be the best in the Market.—Full Price List on application. DUBLIN EXTRA STOUT, 3s per dozen. Abersychan Schools. AN EVENING CONCERT, To be held at the above Schools (kindly lent by the Managers), ON THURSDAY, DEC. 18th, 1879, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF E.' Jones, Esq., Snatcliwood J. W. Mulligan, M.D., House, A. R. Verity, M.D., J. Richards, Esq.. Wainwern C. Herbert, Esq., Rock Villa, D. Williams, Esq., Hill Grove, W. P. James, Esq., Tyffynon H. Lewis, Esq., Sunny Bank, House. T. Davies, Esq., Glenside, W. L. Pratt, Esq, Riioswen VOCALISTS— MISS M. J. GRIFFITHS, OF CARDIFF; MISS HATTIE DAVIES, U.C.W., (Pencerddes Morganwg) MR. LUCAS WILLIAMS, R.A.M., LONDON; MR. W. ALLSOPP, ABERSYCHAN; MR. J. JONES (EOS LLWYD), BLAENAVON; AND THE ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHOIR. INSTUMENTALISTS- PIANO MISS E. LEWIS, R.A.M., MR. C. DANIEL. Doors open at 7.30 to commence at 8 o'clock. Reserved Seats, 2s. 6d.; Second, Is. 6d.; Back, Is. Tickets to be had of Mr, J. DANIEL, Abersychan; Mr. W. MALIPHANT, Talywain; and Messrs. HUGHES and SON, Printers, Pontypool. CARRIAGES MAY BE ORDERED AT 10.30 P.M. Ragged School Mission Hall, PONTYMOILE. ¡ A CHRISTMAS TREE AND SALE of USEFUL & FANCY ARTICLES, on FKIDAY, DECEMBER 26th, 1879,—A PUBLIC TEA MEETING at Three o'clock. Admission to Tea and Sale, Is.-Proceedg towards the Funds of the Mission. Friends who have promised to contribute Articles for the Sale, are respectfully asked to send them to the Secretary with as little delay as possible. 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- tinuauce 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 Jas. 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, and to assure the Public generally that no effort shall be wanting on his part to maintain the High Reputation for Hunting Saddles, 8f all kinds of Horse Clothing for Summer$Winter Wear. PORTMANTEAUS & LADIES' BAGS.—LONDON WHIPS, BITS, & SPURS. L-EA THEP, MILLBANDS FOR ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY, on the Shortest Notice. Experienced Workmen sent to any part of the Country. All Harness made on the Premises, and at Reduced Prices. 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., lî, Flannel-st., Abergavenny. CASH ADVANCED IN A FEW HOURS' NO- TICE 1—The Monmouthshire Loan & Discount Co. advance money dfily, from £2 to X2,000, to Trades- men, Farmers, Mechanics, and others, on their Stock- in-trade, Furniture, &c., without removal or incon. venience in anyway; repayable by easy instalments; distance no object; all applications punctually attended to strictly private.—Apply personally, or by letter, to The Cross, Pontypool; or Abbey Row, Cwmbran. MONEY ADVANCES, from £10 to £1000 can now Ri- 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 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, PRIMERS AND MANUFACTURING STATIONERS, PONTYPOOL. "V'V"V" A large and varied Stock of Cpkm's ks, Amongst which are The Boy's Own Annual. Cloth, 6s. Little Wide Awake. Picture cover, 3s.; or in Cloth, 5s. The Birds and Insects' Post Office. Thirty. five Illustrations, 6s. Chatterbox Volume. Picture cover, 3s.; or in Cloth, 5s. Funny little Songs for funny little Singers, Words and Music, 2s. 6d. Routledge's Every Boy's Annual, 6s. Little Folks Volume. Picture cover, 3s. 6d.; or in Cloth, 5s. The Family Friend. Picture cover, Is. 6d.; Cloth, 2s. Cloth, gilt, 2s. 6d. The Children's Friend. Picture cover, Is 6d; Cloth, 2s.; Cloth, gilt, 2s. 6d. The Prize. Picture cover, Is. 6d.; Cloth, 2s.; Cloth, gilt, 2s. 6d. The Infant's Magazine. Picture cov., Is 6d Cloth, 2s.; Cloth, gilt, 2s. 6d. The Child's Companion. Picture cov., Is 6d; Cloth, 2s.; Cloth, gilt, 2s. 6d. The Child's Own Magazine. Picture cover, Is. Birdie's Books, with Twenty Illustrations, Twelve different sorts, 3d. each. THE FOLLOWING NEW BOOKS, Most of which have been RECENTLY PUBLISHED, Ar, NOW ON SALE By HUGHES & SON, STATIONERS, PONTYPOOL. Lees Discount for Cash. Church Decorations: A Manual of Appropriate s d Ornamentation. Edited by a Practical Il- luminator. With Illustrations. 1 0 Shepherd Calls. Useful as Family Readings, &c. By the Rev R. Balgarnie 1 6 The North Pole, and How Charlie Wilson dis- covered it. By the Author of the Realms of the Ice King, &c. 3 6 George Moore, Merchant and Philantropbist. By S. Smith. With a Portrait 6 0 The Book of Snobs, and Sketches and Travels in London. By W. M. Thackeray 3 6 The Elocutionist: A Collection of Pieces in Prose and Verse preceded by an Introduction on the principles of Elocution. By the Rev G. S. Knowles 3 6 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 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, &c. 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 1 4 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 Miss Havergal 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 10 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, D.D. 4 0 Mrs Brown on Co-operative Stores. By Arthur Sketchley 1 0 Ancient and Modern Magic, with Explanations of some of the best known Tricks performed by Maskelyne and Cooke. By Aprey Vere 1 0 The Fathers for English Readers The Vener- able Bede. By the Rev G. F. Browne. M.A. 2 0 Fine Art Portfolios Four Varieties. SPRING in Picture, Song, and Story. 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TERMS-CASH ON OR BEFORE DELIVERY- WILLIAMS & CO., The Noted Cash Drapers and Outfitters, London House, Pontypool. JOHN BERRIE, Dyer, French Cleaner, AND FINISHER, 14, OLDHAM STREET, MANCHESTER. AGENTS FOR PONTYPOOL-W. R. WILLIAMS & Co., Drapers, London House. ADERDARu-D. Williams, Draper, 5, Commercial Place. CHEPSTOW-J ohn Beynish, Clothier, &c. PONTYPRIDD-T. S. Jones, Draper, Albion House Every description of LADIES and GENTLEMEN'S DRESS, CURTAIN FABRICS of all materials, CHINTZ, CRETONNE, and DIMITY CURTAINS and COVERS Cleaned or Dyed, with the most complete and most recently-invented Machinery. SPECIAL ATTENTION Is called to the DRESSING of LACE CURTAINS, at ONE SHILLING PER PAIR, producing an INCOM. PARABLE FINISH whereby they hang much longer than by the usual method. The Most Extensive English Dyer WILLIAMS & CO., LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL. M. 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