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NEW SCALE OF CHARGES FOR PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. I ON K THREE: ¡I INSERTION INSERTIONS) 20 Words 6d. 1/3 28 Words 9d. 19 28 Words 9d. 19 j 136 Words 1/. 2/3 44 Words 1/3 2/9 52 Words 1/3 3/6 The above charges apply only to the following classes of small advertisements, and must be PREPAID, or former rates will be charged. SITUATIONS WANTED. SITUATIONS VACANT. APARTMENTS TO LET. APARTMENTS WANTED. HOUSES TU LET. EXCHANGES. ARTICLES FOR PRIVATE SAI.E. MACHINERY AND TOOLS FOR SALE. BUSINESSES FOR SALE. LOST OR FOUND. MISCELLANEOUS WANTS. TRADE SPECIALITIES. One Penny per Line charged for each insertion under this heading, PREPAID for not less than 13 weeks. STEEL PENS—Sample box, ljd., post free, 21d. 9 different sorts. Prices from 8d. per gross, ilucuES, Stationer, Pontypool. COPYING PRESSES—21s. all iron, japanned and marbled. HUGHES, Pontypool. CHEAP PRINTING, without delay.—Bill Heads- cream laid paper, 10,000 for 29s. Memo* forms. 5,000 for 21s. HUGHES, Pontypool 1TOII REALLY NICE CAKES, MINCE PIES, &C., GO TO The "Criterion," Crane Street, PONTYPOOL. Ornamental Wedding Cakes. Pound Christening and other Cakes. Genuine Wines, Cigars, &c. Tea Parties supplied. Hot Coffee and Chocolate. Tea, with Bread and Butter, for 6d. All our Bread marked with the initial" F." Proprietor: J. FURLOW, Baker & Grocer, George St., Pontypool. NOTICE, Pontypool Christmas Market WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24th. By Order of the Lessee. WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, BUTCHERS vT OF PONTYPOOL, desire to inform the Public, that the GREAT CHRISTMAS MEAT MARKET WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, the 20th of December next. R. LLOYD, THOMAS WILLIAMS, E. PULLIN, F. O. LAWRENCE, T. LEWIS, jun., F. JONES. (J HRISMAS HOLIDAYS. WE, the undersigned Drapers of Pontypool, will W CLOSE OUR ESTABLISHMENTS on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY following CHRISTMAS-DAY. E. FOWLER & SON, THOMAS EDWARDS, S. LITTLE, PER F. A. S. DAVNCEY, L. J. POTTER, EVAN JONES, W. THOMAS, W. R. WILLIAMS & Co. HOLLOWAY & SON, E. CROOM. J. WILLIAMS, M.R.C.V.S., L., VETERINARY SURGEON, OF USK, WILL ATTEJFD AT THE Globe Hotel, Pontypool, EVERY WEDNESDAY SATURDAY, About One o'clock. To be Let on Lease or Otherwise, AN OLD-ESTABLISHED IRON FOUNDRY IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, With excellent railway communication a good supply of water and every other convenience for turning out a large quantity of work. Would also be suitable for a Wire Mill, Tin-plate Works, or any other similar business. For particulars, apply to Messrs JEE and DANIEL, Mining and Civil Engineers, Pontypool. Grass Land near Trevethin Church TO BE LET, from 2nd February next, FOUR FIELDS suitable for Grazing, now in the occupa- tion of Mr Edwin Pullin.—Apply to Mr J. HUGHES, Holadile, Church Road, Forest Hill, London. 2ta2 NOTICE. "VOR SALE, a quantity of LARCH POLES, suitable for Fencing or for Building Purposes. Apply at the PARK ESTATE OFFICE, Pontypool. Dated, December 8th, 1879. COLLECTION ENVELOPES, 2S. 6d. PER 1000; numbered and packeted, 2s. per 1000 extra.— HUGHES & SON, Stationers, &c., Pontypool. 3tal ROSEWOOD WRITING DESK, 14 in.; brass JLL straps aud corners j secret drawer; slightly damaged 22s; for 17s 6d.—HUGHES & SON, Sta- tioners, Pontypool- 3ta2 FOR SALE, a good double-barrel GUN price, 25s. J' Apply to THOMAS PEARCE, 5, Railway Terrace, Coedygric, Griffithstown. 3mp2 • BOYS WANTED, of good character, 14 VU years of age.—For terms, &c., apply to WM. BBOWN WITCHELL; South Wales Boot Manufac- tory, Abersychan. APARTMENTS TO LET, in a pleasant part of the A town; terms moderate.—Apply at the Office of this Paper. 3cp2 rLET.-A COTTAGE in High Street, Ponty- pooL—Apply to E. OSBORNE, Confectioner. r LET.—ASSEMBLY ROOM, for Public Entertainments; use of Pianoforte and Harmonium.—For further particulars apply to A. TOVEY, Forge Hammer, Blaenavon. TO BE LET, GLANAVON HOUSE, Abersychan; a commodious and comfortable Residence, with Garden and Lawn, enclosed; three minutes walk from railway station.—Apply to Mrs JONES, Swan Hotel, Pontypool. t1m BE SOLD—A BARGAIN—A First-class JL PHOTOGRAPHIC BELLOWS CAMERA, AND LENS, to take Photos 10 in. by 8 in., with Tripod Stand, Bath, &c. Also, a very Good MAGIC LANTERN, complete, with slides. Apply to Mr CHARLES MINOR, Auctioneer, Valuer, &c., Pontypool. TO BE LET, with immediate possession, a BEERHOUSE, well-situated.—For particulars apply to Messrs PHILPOT & WINGFIELD, Auc- tioneers and Appraisers, Market House Auction Room, Pontypool. ta Salts bg Jlitrta. SALES BY MR. JAMES STRAKER. PARISHES OF Llanvair Kilgeddin, Trostrey, Kemeys Commander, & Usk, (MO.N.) CAPITAL MANSION HOUSE, VALUABLE FREE. HOLD FARMS, DWELLING HOUSES, COT. TAGES, AND LAND, FOR SALE. MR. JAMES STRAKER WILL OFFER for SALE by AUCTION, at the rf THREE SALMONS' HOTEL, Usx. on MONDAY, the loth day of DECEMBER, 1879, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon precisely, THE FOLLOWING Valuable Properties, viz.:— LOT 1.—All that valuable Freehold Farm. situate in the paiish of Llanvair Kilgeddin,called 'jtflGHMEAD,' consisting of a Dwelling House (comprising dining and drawing-rooms, library, kitchen, larder, pantry, scullery, good cellarage, 7 bedrooms, dressing room, bath room, attics suitable for servant's bedrooms, and usual offices), Lawn, and Kitchen Garden, with modern and excep- tionally convenient Farm Buildings applicable for the use of machinery, 6 Cottages and Gardens (both house buildings and cottages being in good repair), and 147 acres, 3 roods, and 22 perches (more or less) of Orch- arding, Arable, and Pasture Land, with about half a mile of Salmon and Trout Fishing in the RiverUsk, on the side where it abuts on the farm. LOT 2.—All that Freehold Piece or Parcel of Meadow Land, called CAE JOSEPH,' situate in the parish of Llanvair-Kilgeddin, and numbered 161 on the tithe commutation map of the said parish, containing by ad- measurement 5 acres and II perches (more or less). LOT 3.-All those 2 Freehold Cottages, Gardens, Orchard, and Premises, situate in the said parish of Llanvair-Kilgeddin, and numbered 46a, 47, 47a, 47b, and 47c on the said map, and containing by admeasure- ment 2 roods and 35 perches (more or less), and now in the respective occupations of Messrs Edward Donovan and H. Hohbs, as yearly tenants, at an aggregate yearly rental of j613. LOT 4.—All that valuable Freehold Farm called I LlTT LE TROSTREY,' situate in the several parishes of Trostrey and Kemeys Commander, comprising a modern, substantially built, and roomy Farm House and convenient Farm Buildings (all in good re- pair), and 131 acres and 21 perches (more or less) of good Orcharding, Arable Meadow, Pasture, and Wood- land, a considerable portion of the pasture land abutting on the river Usk. The Lots before-mentioned are approached and skirted by good roads leading to the market towns of Pontypool, Abergavenny, and Usk about 2 miles from Nantyderry Railw aySta- tion on the Great Western Railway; well- watered; and two packs of hounds meet in the immediate neighbourhood. LOT 5.—All that capital Freehold Mansion-house, called I THE PRIORY' (formerly tbe ancient Priory of St. Mary's), recently restored with good taste in accordance with the original character of the build- ings), Outbuildings, and several pieces of Meadow or Pasture Land, situate in the parish of Usk, and contain- ing by admeasurement 13 acres, 3 roods, and 5 perches (more or less). The House stands in its own grounds, and is approached through the original arched gate- way (with Porter's Lodge, which serves as gardener's or coachman's residence), and com- prises vestibule and entrance hall, morning room, dining room, drawing room, 8 bedrooms, w.c., kitchen, and usual domestic offices. The Outbuildings comprise 4-stalled stable, saddle room, coach-house, cowhouse, hay barn, piggeries, and other buildings. Tbe Land includes lawn with conservatory, ex- cellent walled-in kitchen gardens, and valuable meadows. Salmon and trout fishing in the river Usk is within five minutes waik of this Lot, and two packs of hounds meet in the immediate vicinity. This Lot, if not sold,will afterwards be offered in such Lots as may be determined on at the time of sale. Mr R. W. WATKINS, of Highmead, will, on applica- tion, show Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4. Particulars, with plans and conditions of sale, may be obtained on application to the AUCTIONEER, Aber- gavenny of Messrs CRUTTWELL, DANIEL, & CRUTI- WELLS, Solicitors, Frome, Somerset; and (with all further necessary information relating to the Property) from MR T. WATKINS, Solicitor, Pontypool. I CHARLES HERBERT, of Garndiffaith, in the ) parish of Trevethin, in the county of Monmouth, Provision Merchant, Do Hereby Give Notice that I intend to apply to Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace I in Petty Sessions assembled, at the Town Hall, Ponty- pool (being the Local Authority for the District), on I' SATURDAY, the 3rd day of JANUARY next, at Eleven I o'clock in the Forenoon, for a LICENSE for a FAC. TORY FOR EXPLOSIVES at Gelly Roel Farm, Garndiffaith, in the said parish of Trevethin. And I further Give Notice that the Draft License and plan will be deposited one month from this day at the Offices of Messrs. E. B. EDWARDS and SON, at the Town Hall, Pontypool, for Inspection between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dated this 5th day of DECEMBER, 1879, CHAKLES HERBERT. I Christmas CAKE EARLY ORDERS THANKFULLY RECEIVED BY JONES BROTHERS, Trosnant Street, Pontypool. THOMAS CORNER, Auctioneer & Appraiser, 42, COMMERCIAL STREET. NEWPORT. RENTS COLLECTED. Experienced Bailiffs employed for the RecCery of Rents, Bills of Sale, &c. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. CIGARS! AT MANUFACTURERS' PRtCE, AT H. FOX'S, Commercial St., Pontypool. Try HENRY Fox's "CLUB CIGARS." Samples 2d. 3d. and 4d. each. H FOX'S NUTRITIVE & SEDATIVE CREAM t is warranted to allay itching, irritation of the skin, remove scruff, and materially add to the growth of tbe hair. Sold in 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. GuaranteedFirst-class Illuminating Power KING'S HEAD HOTEL, CRANE-ST., PONTYPOOL. HENRY GALE BEGS to inform the Public that he has TAKEN D the above HOTEL, the ALTERATIONS in vhich are now COMPLETED. Bottled and Draught Ala WINES. SPIRITS, LIUUBURS, &c. WELL-AIRED BEDS. TOWN HALL, PONTYPOOL. THE Pontypool Dramatic Club Will give their Inaugural Performances ONTHURSDAY,FRIDAY, & SATURDAY, December 18th, 19th, and 20th, 1879, UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE. The following Ladies have been specially engaged:— MISS SUSAN RIGNOLD (Sardanapalus Company); MISS EBOURNE (Diplomacy Company). A SELEOT BAND (Under the Leadership of Mr. W. SEWELL), Will be in attendance and play Overtures and Selec- tions from the following Operas Taucredi," "La Dame Blanche," 44II Barbiere," 44 Caliph of Bagdad," "Fra Diavolo." "Zaropa," "Crown Diamonds," I: Italiana," 44 Semhramide," 44 Figaro," 44 Zanetta," "Cheval de Bronze," 44 La Figlia del Reggimento," Guy Mannering." ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 7.15 Overture by the Band 7.30..PROLOGUE (written for the occasion by Mr A. LANE, late Theatre Royal, Cardiff), spoken by MR. E. GRANGE. To be followed immediately by Mr. H. J. CRAVEN'S DRAMA, in Three Acts, entitled— MIRIAM'S CRIME. Huffin (a Lawyer) Mr N. HUGGINS Bernard Reynolds Mr F. WALL Biles (a Lawyer's Clerk Mr ALFRED LANE (late Theatre Royal, Cardiff) Scumley Mr A. H. COLLINS Daniel (a Servant) Mr E. J. WALL Miriam West Miss SUSAN RIGNOLD Mrs. Raby Miss EBOURNE CONCLUDING WITH A LAUGHABLE FARCE. ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19TH, MIRIAMS CRIME; To conclude with the LAUGHABLE FARCE, entitled— RAISING THE WIND Mr Plainway Mr J. W. GREEN Mr Fainwould Mr E. GRANOB Jeremy Diddler Mr A. LANE (late Theatre Royal, Cardiff) Sain Mr E. J. WALL Waiter Mr A. H. COLLINS Richard. Mr H. GRIFFITHS John Mr R. T. STEEBMAN Miss Laurelia Durable Miss EBOURNE Peggy Miss SUSAN RIGNOLD On SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20th. the Perform- ance will commence at 7.15, with MIRIAM'S CRIME, AFTER WHICH Several Sos will be Sung by Members of the Company; THE WHOLE TO CONCLUDE WITH A HUMOUROUS FARCE. Doors open each evening at 7; Performance to commence at 7.15. CARRIAGES MAT BE ORDERED FOR 10.15. PRICES OF ADMISSION.—THURSDAY, Reserved and Numbered Seats, 3s; Front Seats, 2s; Second Seats; Is. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, Front Seats, 2s; Second Seats, Is; Third Seats, 6d. Children under 12, Half-price to Front Seats only. A Plan of the Room may be seen, and Tickets secured, at Messrs. Hughes 4* Son's, Commercial Street, Pontypool; also from Member, of the Club. TREASURER MR. R. T. STEEDMAN MANAGER MR. H. G. DAVIES rpHE PONTYPOOL AUCTION ROOMS, (OPPOSITE THE MOXMOUTHSHIRE RAILWAY STATION) HIGH STREET, (Late Freemasons' Hall). MR. F. I. WALL BEGS to inform the Public that he has taken JJ the above Premises, and the ALTERATIONS BEING NOW COMPLETED, he intends OPENING THEM AS A PUBLIC SALE ROOM. Any PERSONS wishing to DISPOSE of SURPLUS STOCK, FURNITURE, c., by A UCTION, can do so by sending same to the above Rooms. ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE, PIANOS, &c, WAREHOUSED AT A VERY MODERATE CHARGE. CASH ADVANCES MADE ON GOODS SENT FOR ABSOLUTE SALE. Consignments respectfully solicited. PRESENTS FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR! HUGHES & SON, Booksellers, c., Pontypool, BEG to announce that they have selected, in London, a VERY CHOICE COLLECTION OF FANCY GOODS, SUITABLE FOR Christmas, New Year, Wedding, and Birthday Presenta1-which will be ready for inspection ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 1879. Bronze Figures Antique Ewers, Candlesticks, &c. Majolica and Lava. Ware in Vases-Card Stands, &c. Carved Wood Shelves, suitable for holding Old China, &c.—A large stock to select from. Carved Wood Brackets, 1, 2, and 3 Shelves. Corner Brackets, 1, 2, and 3 Shelves. Stags' Head Brackets, &c. China Ornaments in the Newest and Antique designs. Glass Ornaments-Globe Flower Holders for Table Decoration, &c. Iridescent Flower Glasses in latest designs. Japanese Curiosities Cabinets Glove and Hand- kerchief Boxes-Tea. Trays, Card Boxes, &c., &c. I Japanese China; Gold Ornaments, superior; also Cups and Saucers. Inkstands, in Olive and Carved Wood-Pearl- Papier Mache Bronze Crystal—Electro, &c. Parian Marble Busts. Portrait Albums, with and without Look-a very large stock. Portrait Frames, best gilt Ivory Nickel Silver Carved Wood Lipnite, &c. Flower Bowls, in China-Lava-and Wedgwood Ware. Letter Racks for Wall, in Carved Wood. Flower Stands Swiss-carved, &c. Glove and Handkerchief Boxes, in Leather, Fancy Woods, Jajpanese Manufacture. lewel Cases, in Carved Wood, Antique-Pcarl- Leather. Dxydised Caskets, with and without Crystal Tops. rhermometers- Pearl-Crystal, &c. Hand Bags for Ladies, in Russia Morocco, &c. Reticules, Velvet Leather, &c. Ladies' Companions. Work Boxcs- Velvet, Leather, Papier Mache, and Fancy Woods. Work Baskets, Satin lined. Watch Stands-Gilt- Fancy Wood. Grilt Ring Stands Cigar Boxes. Sard Cases, Ladies & Gentlemen's—Pearl——Ivory Leather. Cabinet Goods in Walnut and Olive. Pencil Cases, Gold—Silver—Ivory—Aluminium. Purses—Russia-——Fearl Ivory ■- Velvet Morocco Calf, &c. Sentlemen's Pocket Books Russia Morocco, &c. Gentlemen's Dressing Cases, fitted. Writing Desks—Walnut, Rosewood, & Mahogany. Spectacle Cases Velvet, Leather, Papier Mache. Dolor Boxes. Draught Ifcards and Men Chessmen Bone Counters-Playing Cards-Cribbage Boards. Elegantly-bound Bibles——Prayer Books Church Servies—and other Gift Books. Children's and other Books. Crewels and Silks Antimacassars Cushions I and Borders, on Serge, Crash, and other new j Materials for Crewel Embroidery. CHRISTMAS 8f NEW YEAR CARDS. very extensive assortment carefully selected from the best English and other makers. SIXPENNY ASSORTED PACKETS ——— SPECIALLY GOOD VALVB. PONTYPOOL UNION. Contracts for Provisions, 6fe. ALL persons desirous of Contracting with the iY Guardians of this Union, for the next three months, for Bread, Flour, Meat, Grocery, Cheese, Butter, Milk, Rice, Shoes, Coal, Soap, Candles, Split Peas, Oatmeal, and other Articles of Con- sumption, for the Workhouse of the said Union; and also for supplying the several Parishes in the said Union with Bread and Flour, are requested to deliver Sealed Tenders at my Office on or before the 17th day of December, and send Samples to the Union Workhouse on THURSDAY MORNING, the 18th of DECEMBER instant, by Ten o'clock. The Board will receive Tenders for supplying the Pontypool, Abersychan, and Usk Districts with Bread and Flour separately. It is competent for any person to Tender for any of the Articles separately, and the Board will not undertake to accept the lowest Tender. FORMS OF TENDERS MAY BE HAD AT MY OFFICE. Security, under a penalty of Ten Pounds, will be required for the performance of the Contract, that the Goods supplied are of the quality con- tracted for. EDMUND B. EDWARDS, Clerk of the Board of Guardians. Town Hall, Pontypool, Dec. 10th, 1879, CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS E. WILLIAMS, Wholesale and Retail Confectioner, Commercial Street, BEGS to remind his friends and customers, at this festive season of the year, that, as usual, he supplies FIRST-CLASS GOODS, IN Almond, iced, wedding, Savoy, pound, and other cakes, chocolate and other creams, jellies, blanc- mange, mince-meat, cosaques, bon-bons, &c., SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS PARTIES. E. W. has recently erected a Bakery, and can supply A REALLY NICE LOAF OF BREAD. SUPERIOR WINES AND CIGARS. Tea Parties supplied at wholesale prices. BILLIARDS! BILLIARDS!! BILLIARDS! MR. WILLIAM FARR, Professor of Billiards, RESPECTFULLY informs the gentry and It tradesmen of Pontypool that he has taken the Clarence Hotel Billiard Table, and hopes to merit and receive a share of their patronage and support. Mr F. is open to receive pupils; and guarantees to keep the table, cues, &c., &c., in first-rate condition. 100 up, 6d. 50 up, 3d. 2ND MON. RIFLE VOL. CORPS. THE PRESENTATION OFPRIZES TO THE WINNERS Of No. I, or Pontypool Company, will take place this (Friday) Evening, at the Town Hall, Ponty- pool, at 7 o'clock punctually. The Subscribers to the Prize Fund, and their Friends, are respectfully invited to attend. JAMES 0. CARNEGY,' Major and Adjutant. REDUCTION IN PRICE. THE PRICE OF THE PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS IS NOW REDUCED TO Id. IN order to meet the requirements of Local Adverti- sers, a Great Reduction has been made in the rates charged for ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted for periods of 13, 26. or 52 weeks; and TRADESMEN and others who desire to Increase their Business Cheaply and effectually, would do well to avail them- selves of the present opportunity, and make their Announcements in the PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS, Which is by far the Best Advertising Medium in the District, As it is also the Largest Penny "Weekly Newspaper Printed in the County. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS, Of the kinds detailed at the head of the Small Adver- tisements on our Second Page, are now charged at very low rates, commencing at 20 Words for 6d. Particular attention is requested to the fact that this Scale may be used for the Exchange of Articles or Property of any kind of which the Owners may wish to Dispose, in the manner so successfully initiated in the Exchange and Mart. At the same time, the Publisher wishes it to be understood that he cannot undertake the charge of any Property for Exchange. TRADE SPECIALITIES." MAnnouneements may be made under this heading at the nominal charge of One Penny per Line per Week, But they should be confined to the class indicated, and must be Prepaid for not less than 13 weeks. It is be- lieved these will in time become very popular, and Advertisers are assured that their Announcements will appear in the order in which they come in, it being considered that an alphabetical arrangement might be used by some Advertisers in a way that would be de- trimental to others. NOTE-THE Pontypool Free Press IS PUBLISHED EARLY ON FRIDAY MORNING, And Advertisements intended for the current week should be received at the Office NOT LATER than THURSDAY AFTERNOON. I

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