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CHRISTMAS FRUIT! PER LB. FINE SELECTED CURRANTS 3D. CHOICE SELECTED RAISINS 3D. 2 CIOLDEN SULTANAS 5D. to.. '} Sold, until Christmas, under Cost, and Guaranteed all New Sound Fruit of Superior Quality. PER LB. LEMON PEEL 4D. 2 ENGLISH REFINED LARD 5D. FIGS 6D., Is., AND 3s. BOX. PER LB. MUSCATELS (LAYERS) 10D. MUSCATELS (CLUSTERS) Is. Jordan Almonds, Metz Fruits, English Fruits in Syrup, American Fruits in Syrup, Imperial Plums, Grapes, Apples, &c. HUNTLEY & PALMER'S BISCUITS I. (IN FANCY TINS). Do. ORNAMENTED AND OTHER CAKES. ROGERS ALES AND STOUTS. To avoid the disappointment caused by their inability to keep pace with the Orders last year, DAVIS BROS. have SToRED SOME HUNDREDS OF CASKS in their Cellars, and Customers would oblige by having their Orders Booked as soon as possible. D AY IS BROS., AGENTS FOR W. & A. GTLBEY'S WINES & SPIRITS < 'f INMAN LINE Royal Mail Steamers to New York. INJIAN AND INTERNATIONAL STEAM 1 SHIP COMPAXY, LIMITED. From LIVERPOOL Every WEDNESDAY, ng at Queenstown every Thursday. Moderate Saloon and Second Cabin Fares- fiteerftge Fare as lew as by any other First-class 1åL Through Bookings to any part of the STATES ne CANADA, inoluding Manitoba and North and South-west Territory. Apply to RICHABDSOK, SPKNCE, & Co, 22, Watar- ■fcreet, Liverpool; or to John Morgan, Post-office, Pontypool. Joshua F. Evans, Stationmaster, Pontnewydd Robert Tilney, G.W. Railway Station, Cwmbran Henry Brain, Postmaster, Abersychan. 'Thos. Bevan, 6, Philip-street, Blaenavon. D. H. Pugh, Post-office, Crumlin. Thomas Yendall, Pioneer Stores, Eisca. Mr A. H. Thomas. News Agent, &c.. Blaina. ALLAN LINE ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS TO UNITED STATES & CANADA. tUnder contract with the Canadian Government for conveyance of the Canadian Mails.) FROM LIVZRPOGL. Humidian For Portlaad (Direct) Dec. 17 Circassian For Halifax and Baltimore Dec. 22 Parisian For Portland (Direct). Dec. 31 Mongolian For Halifax and Baltimore Jan. 5 gar^jnjan For Portland (dieect) Jan. 14 OCEAN RATES: saoozl,- lo to 18 Guineas; Second Cabin, 26 88.. STEERAGE AT LOWEST RATES. Through Tickets to all Stations at Special Rates fkaengers are landed oa the railroad wharf and trans fcared rrom ship to train without any inconvenience JEjfiipensv. The company's special conductor ac TrrT"^ Wagt-boaad paaaengera. or Note.-This Liae provides the cheapest and BO,* convenient route to all parts of Canaila Mam- HCk»n.<lthe North-WestProwincas, British Columbia, the Western Statea ofdfcierica. Tfc TOUBISxS, BP0ET8M £ X, and Others.— Round Trip Tickets combinin rsious to Niagara aunauthe wonderful scenery an^ Sporting Districts the Rocky Mountains and BHtiA Colombia and and other places of interest in United States and ()auada.. Programme of tours on application. British delegates new reports and all the latest maps Sgd pamphlets free. Direct service from Glasgow to New York and Boston emd philadelphia. all the year round. Coll particulars on application to ALLAN BROTHERS & CO., Ja.mps Street, LIVERPOOL. MR BRAIN, Post-office, Abersychan. Mu. A. R. THOMAS, News Agent, &c., Blaina. JAS. ROBERTS, Graig Post Office, Pontypridd. FREDK. ALLEN, 15, Flannel-st. Aber- gavenny. m: — B AMERICAN LINE. K TTKTTFD STATES MAIL STEAMERS. P J? UVBSPOOLtoPJlILADELPHlA EYEHT WEDNESDAY. I TKrst-class. full-powered iron Steamships- A<v*vm modation for passengers, equal to any K^nean Line. Passengers and goods landed *tPhiSdelpbia on the Wharf of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Second C:¡,b[u passage, £ fi (Is. » rrru- SA the SHOSTEST and BEST ROUTE to the m Apply to RICHARDSON, SPENCE, arid -t" Ot»!fl9 ani 22, Water Street, Liverpool. Local AGENTS: J. MORGAN, Pontypool. H. BaAiN, Post-office, Abersychan. A. H. THOMAS, News Agent; &c., Blaina. THOS. BEVAN Blacnavou. 3. THOMAS,! .Commercial-road 'iveaegr^r. ,j AMERICA. CUNARD LINE ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS. The Steamers of this Line follow the specified Outward and Homeward Tracks adopted by the leading Liverpool and New York Steamship Companies, the Boston Steam- ers leaving the outward and rejoining the homeward route at defined points. I im- FROM LIVERPOOL VIA. QUEENSTOWN.fl '10 NiawkoRiK To BOSTON BOTHMA.sat Dec. 26 SAMARIA. Thnr., Dec. 24 UMBRIA gat jan,2 PALMYRA.Thur., Dec 31 GALLIA Ja* Jan 9 PAVONIA .Thnr, Jak 7 SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION at moderate fares ior F £ RST and SECOND Class P^sengers; also through to CHINA, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, and AUSTRALIA. STEERAGE PASSENGERS to all parts of America and Canada at Low Rates; those by Boston Steamers booked to NEW YORK without extra charge. THE CUNARD STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LIMITED, 8, Water Street, Liverpool; JOSEPH R. PontypooL BESPOKE TAILORING. DAVID DAVIES (Upwards of SO years with Messrs. Fowler)■ IS now shewing a splendid assortment of NEW WOOLLENS for OVERCOATS, WINTER SUITS, TROUSERINGS, &c., made to measure, at very reasonable prices. MOURNING at SHORT NOTICE. WATERPROOFS OF BEST MAKE. 19, Nicholas Street, P 0 N T Y P 0 0 L. 3 doors from Albion Road. THE pONTYPOOL JTREE pRESS IS THE BEST MEDIUM FOR ADVERTISERS, AND HAS A LARGER AND WIDER CIRCULATION Than any other Newspaper published within th Northern Division of Monmouthshire. OFFICE? :— j OSBORNE ROAD, PONTYPOOL. I THae Star of Soaps that out-shines all others is VENUS VENUS W It Saves QAAd Rubbing. OUAP Washes the Clothes In doable-quick time BY BOILING & RINSING ON.LY. OAl/FO T,ME MONEY OMvLO WEAR S TEAR. Can be used in the ordinary way for all Household Purposes T. FREDERICK, CABINET MAKER, UPHOLSTERER, AND CARPET FACTOR, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, NEWPORT, MON. THE LARGEST MANUFACTORY AND SHOW ROOM IN SOUTH WALES. Special Delivery of CARPETS and FLOOR CLOTHS! Special Delivery of Carpets and Floor Cloths, in the Latest Designs, for the Present Season. F U R N I T U R E 31 A D E TO ORDER. ( Every Article Warranted. Prices for good, substantial Furniture not t* be equalled. — All Goods Delivered Free of Charge, in Spring Vans, to Pontypool and District. — FURNITURE REMOVED. OPPOSITE ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, COMMERCIAL-STREET, NEWPORT, MON. "BE WISE IN TIME." FOR INFLUENZA, COUGHS, COLDS, &c., &c., USE ONLY WOOD'S "BALSAM OF LOBELIA." Avoid medicines offered for sale by inex perienced vendors, who do not understand the compounding of such remedies, a Chemist being the only person qualified to supply the public with a reliable article. The following are a selection from the many testimonials received Golynoa, Nr. Pontypool, July 11th, 1891 Mr. Wood. Dear Sir, I am very pleased to state that the Balsam of Lobelia," whioh you advised me to try for bronohitis has thoroughly cured me. Heartily thanking you for your kindness, I remain, Yours truly, WILLIAM PLAJSTM. Upper Pontnewydd, Nr. Newport, Mon., October 24th, 1891 Messrs. W. & G. C Wood. Gentlemen, HaTing suffered for some years from the effects of a weak ohest with a cough, tad bronchilts, Ac., I have. tried a host of things, but nothing GAVE BO much relief as your Balsam of Lobelia." Ifours sincerely, A SUFFERER. (T.S.) High Street, Pontypool. Messrs. W. & G. C. Wood. Dear Sirs, I have for many years been affected with a distressing oough, and difficullry of breathing, and was induced to try your Balsam of Lobelia," which I have found of the very greatest benefit, and can confidently recommend it to anyone suffering from any affection of tke chest. Tours faithfully, R. TYLER. Prepared frtm the Recipe of the late EDWIN WOOD, only by W. & G. C. WOOD, Chemists by Examination, STAMP OFFICE, PONTYPOOL. Seld in Bottles, Is. and Is. 9d. each. Sent by Post for Is. 3d. and 2s. -=-. D. BERESFORD, 28, CLARENCE STREET, PONTYPOOL. Every class of disease treated by HERBAL MEDICINE. Wonderful cures in Wrexham, Merthyr, Tre- degar, New Tredegar and Abefdare, of Rheu- matism, Bronchitis, Asthma, Gravel, Dropsy, Indigestion, Liver Complaint, Jaundice, Coughs of all kinds, Nervous Affections, Palpitation of the Heart, Abscesses, Ulcers, Bad Le^s of long standing, and in fact most forms of disease that flesh is heir to. All kinds of WORMS ERADICATED WITHOUT FAIL. Advice given free in all cases. IMPORTANT NOTICE! MR. W. MARSHALL, AUCTIONEER, VALUER, & GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT. OF 30, CASTLE STREET, TREDEGAR, BEGS TO ANNOUNCE THAT HE HAS .ESTABLISHED A BRANCH OF HIS BUSINESS, As above, at 3, JOHN STREET, and the SHIP HOTEL, PONTYPOOL. All Communications addressed as above will receive prompt attention. Terms strictly moderate, and prompt settlements guaranteed. PERSONAL ATTENDANCE EVERY SATURDAY, IMPORTANT NOTICE. THOMAS CARTER, Of the NEW INN, BEGS to thank the inhabitants of New Inn and the surrounding district for the kind support they have rendered him in procuring a WINE and SPIRIT LICENCE for his house at New Inn, and begs to assure them that nothing shall be left undone on his part to supply WINES and SPIRITS of the best brands at reasonable prices, trusting that by so doing he will secure a share of public patronage. WINES AND SPIRITS Of the best quality, in bottles from HALF PINTS upwards, will be supplied at the most moderate rates. GOOD STABLING ACCOMMODATION -=- Awarded First PRIZE MEDAL, Adelaide I Jubilee Exhibition, 1887, and Sydney Centenarj Exhibition, 1888. TO HCTtJRE FRAME MAKERS AND DECOBATOBS CHEAPEST HouBe in London for English and Foreign v pUture Franw and Room Mouldings; all th e Tiewoai desigrli. Two million feet always in stock. Veneered t t'ancv WoodMouldnigs, &c.; Picture Frames of every description, &0. Further reduction inprioea. Wholesale Carror and flilder. Every requisite for the trade and exportation. Spe8ial attention to Countrr Ord.8. Full particulars in New PatteniPook and Catalogues (84 pages 4to Demy, revised for 1891) ror three penny stamps.—-H. MORELL, '|J and '8. Oust t. Andrew Street, Bloemsbury, Lon(on.- Stock lists and Friges of Glass monthly, free on application. QU Pleaw note the Address* 17 and 18, HENRY PEACH, (LAT. PEGLER), Importer & Wholesale Dealer in Wines and Spirits COMMERCIAL STRE ET, PONTYPOOL. WINES sold from the wood, genuine as imported, at following prices, for Cash only, vw.:— WINES (by Imperial Meaanre.J per Gal. per Dos. per Bottk PORT—Good 88 188 Is 6d » Good Fruity Wine lOs 22s Jø IOd « Fine Old Wine 148 308 2s 6d » Superior Old Dry Wine., 19s 9d as Sa 6d SHBBBY 8a 188 Is 6d » Good Dinner Wine 14s 808 29 6d Superior Old 19s fid 42s Ss 6d SPANISH PORT in Bottle Is 6d CLARET ditto Ii. Is Is 6d., Is 9d., 2s., 2s 3d., 2s 6d., &e. BOOSIGLON ditto Is &d BURGUNDY ditto 2s., 2s 6d., & 8s. CaAmpAoxx. Quarts and Pints. Moet's Giesler's, Heidaieck's, Ac.. SPIRITS (by Imperial Measure.) per Get. per Dex. per Bottk. BRANDT—Imperial. 168.. 38s 2s lOd Good French (Pale or Brown) 20o 428 Sa 6d Finest Selected Old. 26s frig 4e 6d MarteWs, Henneesy's, and other cased Brandies, per case or bottle, at lowest prices. WHISKY-Good Irish 168.. m Is 10d Dublin Old 188.. Me S. Od Old Malt, 10 years old 22s 48a 4a 0d Highland scotch 2Os.. 42s 8s 6d Gm-Fine London 138.278 2s 4d Very Best (Nicholson's) 148.. 80s 2s 6d Hollands (Original Cases). 308 2s 6d Rux-Fine Strong 14.8.. 80s 2s 6d Finest Jamaica (Old). 168.. 888 2s 9d AGKNT for Messrs Ba T A Coo's Burton Ales and Stout, on draught, in easks and bottles; Watkics 4 Son's (Hereford) Famous Household Ales, Golden Sunlight. &a. Gninness's Stout on draught, in cask, or in bottle. Bottles and jars charged; full price allowed on return. Prices Quoted for Wines and Spirits by Cask, in bond, upon application. HENRY PEACH (late PKGLEK), NOTED OLD WINE & SPIRIT HOUSE, COMMERCIAL-STREET PONTYPOOL. GENERAL SUPPLY STORES, PONTNEWYNYDD & CWMFFRWDOER. FOB GOOD CAKE 8T WAIL'S CURRANT, SEED, OR SULTANA, UNEQUALLED AT THE PRICE. TO COMMITTEES & SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS- GIVE WALL'S CAKE ONE TRIAL. Sure to please and give every satisfaction, and save your funds. NOTE ADDRESS W. G. WALL'S SUPPLY STORES PONTNEWYNYDD. ALL ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT AND PUNCTUAL ATTENTION. j ZEBRA IG P61 h rate-, is No Hard Work ",u rio CROWN HOTEL, PONTYPOOL. B. TANNER, PROPRIETOR. WHOLESALE AND BOTTLE DEPARTMENT. SPIRITS: SCOTCH WHISKY— GAL. DOZ. BTLE. Good 16/- 32/- 2/9 Old 18/- 36/- 3/2 Very Choice and Old 24/- 48/- 4/2 IRISH WHISKY- GAL. DOZ. BTLE Good (Half-proof) 10/6 21/- 1/9 Extra Quality (Strong) 15L 30/- 2/8 Very Fine 20/- 40/- 3/6 Fine Old Dublin (Choice) 22/- 44/- 3/10 LONDON GIN- GAL. DOZ. BTLE. Half-proof 9/- 18/- 1/6 Fine London 1216 26/- 2/3 Nicholson's Superior 14). 28/- 2/6 BRANDIES— GAL. DOZ. BTLE. Good Sound 16/- 33/- 2/9 French 19/- 38/- 3/2 Very Fine Old 27/- 54/- 4/6 Martell's and Hennessey's 0 00 000 at Store Prices. RUM— GAL. DOZ. BTLE. Half-proof 10/6 21/- 1/9 Good 15/- 30/- 2/6 Fine Old Jamaica 16i- 32/- 2/9 PORTS— GAL. DOZ. BTLE. Nice Fruity Wine 10/s 21/- 1/10 Good Invalid (Sandeman's) IGI- 33/- 2/10 Fine Old Crusted Ports, in Great Variety, from 36[- per Dozen. SHERRIES- Carefully Selected Pale and Gold from 1/2 per Bottle to 5/. CLARETS-, From I/- .,per Bottle to 6/ Pints, 2/- per Double Dozen Extra. 'J <0 ■«! itor ll§ 9 o ",1<1'" nintlc u F.h;n I i v of '-he disease of Fits, Epilepsy, or Fail/ » and wher. Í say CU RE, I do not meaivmereiy to ? ';J1¡¡,'n i ir a time and then have them return again, I mean a 'jia.lic U Cure. I have known my remedy to cure the worst f.a:.es. oilier, have failed to care you is no reason why y<n> i coniinue to suffer. Send at once for my l inn a FREE BOTTLE of medicine. It costs you nothing for a tr'al, and IT WILL CURE I Dr. H. G. BOOT, I "8. Budeleigli OardeaA, fiuscoa Ed., London, H.W. CHAFF GUTTERS FOR COACH-HOUSE AND COLLIERY. Prices, &c., from J. S. S T O N E, Clarence Place Works, NEWPORT, MON. PONTYPOOL PERMANENT BUILDING SOCIETY, PONTYPOOL. PROSPECTUS. TRUSTEES. (For the purposes authorised by the Act of Parliament. 37 an d 38 Vict.; c. 42, s. 2$&'tS. Mr. William Collins, Mr. Edward Jones, J.P.. Mr. Edward James Phillips, J.P., Mr. Alfred A. Williams, J.P. DIRECTORS. Mr. A. A. Williams, J.P., MaesderwenJ Chairman of Directors. Mr. E. Fowler,UPontvpool, Vice-Chairman«of Directors. Lieut.-CoL J. B. Wright, J.p. Gowerton. Mr Isaac BntlerJJ.P.,Panteg Mr. W. CoUins, PontypooL Mr. W. H. Davies, Abersy- sychan. Mr. C. Davis, Pontypool. Mr. H. Feather, Griffiths- town. Mr. E. B. Ford, PontypooL Mr. J. Goodenough, Panteg. Mr. W. H. Haskins, Ponty- •pool. Mr. J. Morgan, Pontnew- ynydd. Mr. H. A. Saonders, Panteg. Mr. D. E. Williams, Panteg Mr. J. W. Upstone Ponty- moil. [pooL Mr. W. R. Williams Ponty- BANKERS. The Bristol and West of England Bank, Limited, PontypooL SOLICITORS. Mes-irs. I Ed wards^Le Brasseur, & Bowen, Pontypool. SECRETARY. Mr. John Walters,Xirimthstown. TREASURER. Mr. William CollinB, PontypooL ARBITRATORS. Ooionel Byrde uoytrey. Mr. LI. Llewelm Abersychan Mr. D. M. Llewelhn, Pontypool. Mr. W. L. Pratt, J.PM Pontnewynydd. Mr. David WilliamsPontnewynydfl OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY: To offer a means of investing large or small sums by monthly subscriptions, or otherwise, at a good rate of interest, and To lend the moaies so accumulated for the purpose of purchasing or building houses redeeming mortgages, &c. MONEY NOW READY TO ADVANCE. For further information, reports, &c., apply to the SECRETARY or the MANAGER, Bristol and West of England Bank, Pontypool A WONDERFUL MEDILJLNE. BEECHAM'S PILLS A RE universally admitted to be worth a Guinea a bo* foi Bilious and Nervous Disorders, such as wind and pain in the stomach, sick headache, giddiness, fulness and swelling a.fter meals, dimness and drowsiness, cold chills, flushing* o heat, loss ol appetite, shormess of breath, costiveness, scurvy blotches on the skin, disturbed sleep, frighful dreams, and all nervous and trembling sensations, ic., &a. The first dose will give relief in twenty minutes. Every sufferer is earnestly invited to try one box ox these Pills, and they will b« acknowledged to be WORTH A GUINEA A BOX. I For females of all these Pills are invaluable, as a few doses of the carry off all humours, and bring about all that is required. No female should be without them. There is no medicine to b6 found to equal Beecham's Pills for remov- ing any obstruction or irregularity of the system. If taket according to the directions given with each box, they will soon restore females of all ages to sound and robust health. For a weai stomach, impaired digestion, and all disorders ol the liver, they act like MAQic," 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 long-lost complexion, bring back the keen tidge of appetite, and arouse into action with the ROSEBUD of health the whole physical energy of the human frame. These are "TACTS" testified continually by members of all classes 01 Society; and one of the best guarantees to the Nervous and Debilitated is. BEECHAM S PrLLB have the Largest Sale of any Patent Medicine tn he worid. BEECHAM'S MAGIC COUGH PILLS. As a remedy for Coughs in general, Asthma, Bronchia Aflectioxs, Hoarseness, Shortness of Bi«afe, Tightness and Oppression of Chest, ViTieezxng, &c., these Pills stand unrivalled They are the best ever offered to the pubuc, and will speedily remove that sense of oppression and difficulty of breathing Which nightly deprive the patient of rest, j^et any venon rive BEECliM COUGH PILI.8 a trial, and the Cough will in a short time be removed. vMMc* Prepared onlv, and sold wholesale and retail, by the Pro- Si,. ™ Medicine D"n pVQCf wbere.. ,u-" HA—^Fill dinctionI axe given with each box. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. W. SIMPSON begs to inform his customers and the public generaS that his Establishment will be KEPT OPEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE till 10.30 p.m., and will be CLOSED December 25th, 26th and 28th, and RE-OPEN TUESDAY, Dec. 29th. USEFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS! A Choice Stock of Silk Mufflers, Silk Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Neckties, SJMriIJ. and Hosiery, suitable for Christmas and New Year Presents. A LARGE STOCK OF MEN'S, YOUTHS', AND BOYS' OVERCOATS—NONE BETTER, NEWEST STYLES AND SPLENDID VALUE IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. N J PLEASE NOTE ADDRESS D. W. SIMPSON, CRANE STREET, PONTYPOOL. HOME, SWEET HOME If you want to make home happy, you cannot do better than go to BEVAN & COMPANY, LIMITED, REGISTERED AS THE CARDIFF FURNISHERS," FOR EITHER A GOOD HARMONIUM, -WT ■ I I8F: AMERICAN ORGAN. 1 w Or one of their Splendid Brass Wrest Plank, Iron- framed, Full-compass THIRTY- GUINEA PIANOFORTES. These Instruments are Warranted for Ten Years, have handsome Walnut and Gold Cases, and are fully Equal to those generally Sold by Music Warehousemen de- pendent upon the Sale of Musical Instruments alone, for their large profits, at from Forty-five to Fifty Guineas each. See it before purchasing elsewhere, and you will then admit, as hundreds of Customers have already admitted, that they are # 4 MARVELLOUS INSTRUMENTS FOR THE MONEYS In fact they have repeatedly been VALUED AT SIXTY GUINEAS EACH. COMMON PIANOS il2 10s., £ 17 10s., & f.21 EACH. A Thoroughly Reliable Iron-framed Pianoforte (Ten Years Warranty) £26 5s. Harmoniums, with Organ-shaped Tops, f3 17s 6<L AMERICAN ORGANS FROM 4 TO 35 GUINEAS. BEVAN & COMPANY, LTD., PONTYPOOL AND CARDIFF. The Largest, Best, and Cheapest Furnishers in Monnioufe- shire and South Wales. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES AND DELIVERY OF ALL GOODS FREE OF CHARGE. —-—- —— E ARTH E NWAKE, CHINA, AXD GLASS R WAREHOUSE. NOTED FO*I SUPERIOR QUALITY VK AND LOWEST PRICES. 1.1 Is^now Showing the LATEST DESIGNS in DINNER, TEA, & BREAKFAST SETS, AND ALL KINDS OF TABLE AND FANCY GLASS. DINNER SETS (56 PIECES) FROM 16TEA SETS (40 PIECES CCHHII-"VVAA) St