THE LATE MR. GREENWAY, J.P.. PONTYPOOL. MEMORIAL SBRVrCE. | A deeply impressive service in memory of the I late Mf. R. G-reerrway. J.P., Pontypool, was held at the Wesleyan Chapel, High-street, on Sunday wreniag last. There was a crowded congregation ¡ present, included in which were representatives of the various interests with which the deceased gentleman had so long been identified and of all the churches in the town and district. The front of the pulpit was draped in black. The Rev. Richard Roberts, of London, one of Mr. Greenway's oldest and most intimate friends, conducted the solemn service, which commenced with the singing of the hymn, "Give me the wings of faith to rise." In his prayer, the rev. t gentleman referred to the loss the Wesleyan I Church in that place, and the circuit at large, A had been called upon to sustain by the death of •'•J their departed friend, and invoked the Divine [ blessing that the bereavement might be sancti- fy lied to the spiritual profit of all associated in [ Christian service in the circuit.—The hymn com- S mencing Brief life is here our portion," having '■ iieen sung, the reverend gentleman read as the lessen part of John xiv. Another hymn, What are these arrayed in white," was then sung, I after which The preacher said they were gathered together under a very dark cloud, as in the presence of death, and surrounded by the sad symbols of a great bereavement, Under those solemn circum- stances he felt he could not do better than direct their attention to the blessed condition of those who were at rest with Christ. Selecting as his text I. John iii. 3, We know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is," the reverend gentleman delivered an eloquent and exhaustive' discourse which was listened to with the closest attention. At the close of the sermon he read the follow- ing memoir :— „ death, and surrounded by the sad symbols of a great bereavement, Under those solemn circum- stances he felt he could not do better than direct their attention to the blessed condition of those who were at rest with Christ. Selecting M as his text I. John iii. 3, We know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is," the reverend gentleman delivered an eloquent and exhaustivê discourse M which was listened to with the closest attention. At the close of the sermon he read the follow- t ing mewoir I Our late brother and departed triend Richard Greenway, of Glantorvaen House, Pontvpool, was a native of Bristol, where he was 'born on the 6th day of April, 1820. When quite a lad he came over to P ont-ypool and entered the office of one of the solicitors Mien practising in the town. He was very steady ¥d industrious, and soon worked his way up to a more responsible position in the office. He was he subject of very early religious impressions, for which, under God's blessing, he was greatly udebted to his parents ancfespecially his mother. In the year 1837, when between 16 and 17 years old, he gave his heart to God and became, member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society, then worshipping in the old Crumlin-street Chapel. Among the principal s«p|K>^rs of the Wesleyan cause at that time were the lata Mr. • and Mrs. Thomas Legg, whose only daughter Mr. Greenway married, and who now survives to mourn the sad loss of her dearly beloved and affectionate husband. Mr. and Mrs. Greenway had but one child, a dear and promising boy, Whom God in his inscrutable but infinite wisdom saw best to take home to himself in his infancy. 84 "bereavement was felt very deeply by his sorrowing parents, who were passionately fond of children-indeed, Mr. Greenway, in allusion to this, has frequently been heard to say that for many years after his sou's death he felt |i si strong inclination to take up and kiss every If, "Child he met on the road, and on some occasions If, "Child he met on the road, and on some occasions did so. This affliction, however, it is Relieved, had a sanctifying effect in drawing Mr. jveenway's affections from earthly to heavenly By nature Mr. Greenway was possessed of a brilliant, humorous, and buoyant disposi- » *ttm, which undoubtedly has its dangers, especially "toine the period of youth and it has been thought that this early and sad bereavement may have savlod Mr. Greenway from spiritual ■declension, lioth Mr. and Mrs. Greenway at this early period took a warm interest in Sunday 'School work,an interest which our dear departed friend maintained to the last. During this early period Mr. Greenway was very much indebted in a religious point of view to the godly example and counsel of his father and-mother-in-law, with whom he then and for several years later resided, and especially to dear Mrs. Legg, whose attachment to theWesleyans was very great, and who was herself a thoroughly good and warm- hearted Christian as well as a strong-minded mother in Israel, and whose hospitality made her house for many years a weleome home for v both ministers and local preachers. In this re- spect it may well be said tha G St. Paul's blessing upon the house of Onesiphorus came upon Mr. and Mrs. Legg's house, for by this generous hospitality, Mr. Greenway was from his youth brought into close and loving relationship with very many earnest and godly ministers and otner Christian people, which had an undoubtedly salutory effect upon Mr. Greenway's subsequent character. In the year 1843, Mr. Greenway was articled in the legal profession, and in 1849 he was admitted in the Superior Courts as an ..attorney and. solicitor. During this period and for some years later, Mr. Greenway's mind be- -came verv much occupied in his professional business, in which he was very successful, still he maintained to a great extent his religious integrity, and became more and more interested in the prosperity of God's cause. In the year 1853, now 38 years ago, Mr. Greenway was elected to the office of circuit steward, which he held up to the time of his decease. It was about this time that he conceived the idea and necessity of erecting a sanctuary more commodious and more worthy of Methodism. The holy and beautiful house where we are now assembled is a testimony to his devotion and liberality. In this undertaking, Mr. Greenway was for a time almost single-handed, and it is marvellous what a vast amount of zeal and perseverance he threw into the project, and which resulted in the erec- tion of this chapel in 1854. The occasion of the opening of this chapel was to Mr. Greenway far more than to any one a time of great joy and tbanksgiving .Amongst the ministers who took part in the opening services, we may mention the names of the Rev. J. Farrar, the then presi- dent of the Conference, Dr. Dixon, the Rev. George Macdonald, and Jthe Rev. Richard, Roberts. These services were crowned with great suceess and gave a new impetus to the ,cause, which began to flourish and prosper—the chapel, including the galleries, being for many years, and ur.til the declension in the iron and coal trade, well filled with attentive hearers. But,whilstMrGreenwav took so deep an interest in the house of God, he had not as yet taken any active part in the conduct of the puolic services of the sanctuary, preferring to leave these sacred duties to', persons twhom he considered better fitted to undertake them. For a time Mr. Green- way's talents for usefulness in church work lay idle, and, according to his own testimony, subse- quently, he for a period lost some ground in his religious life, and had to deplore some wander- ings from God. until about some 25 years ago, ■when it pleased G-ocl to visit him with a very severe and serious illness, which began with ,e spasmodic sthma, and from which he never thoroughly recovered. This affliction was greatly sanctified and blessed to Mr. Greenway, jvno was led more fully to" renounce the world, and to consecrate himself entirely to Gods service. He soon afterwards became a class leader, in which he was eminently successful, and from that time to the day of his death he hardly missed a single meeting (except while from home) during his leadership. For many years prior to this, Mr. Greenway had met in the class conducted by good Father Leonard, who is still .dive and in his 2Gth year, and it is only due to Mr. Greenway to say that it was with rery great reluctance that he permitted Mr. Leonard to retire in his favour. After the illness above referred to, Mr. Green- way also gave himself more fully to the work of the Sunday School, and began to occasionally undertake the sacred duty of a prayer-leader. For these duties, and especially as a leader in prayer, Mr. Greenway possessed a very high order of talents, both intellectually and spiritu- ally, which increased with his growth in the Divine life, until he seemed to live and dwell in the spirit of prayer and grace of supplication having both power with God and men and it has been well remarked that the public prayers of his later years will never be forgotten by those who were privileged to hear them. One of his best-loved means of grace was the Sunday morning prayer meeting, of which for many years he took the conduct both during winter and summer. Here Mr. Greenway often seemed to be consciously wrestling with the angel of the covenant, and gracious answers to his prayers richly descended on those, present. Among other bequests far the church, the school, and the world, Mr. Greenway of ten asked God to give them in the early Sunday moaning u a meal that would last all day," and this prayer was frequently both heard and answered. It is felt that it Is impos- sible within the compass of this sketch to even- touch upon a great deal of the useful and im- portant work and services which Mr. Greenway tendered to the cause of religion, as also to the progress and advancement of all that related to best interests of the town and neighbour- hood id which he lived. But it is right that we should refer to his unfailing love for, and in- terest in, the Foreign Wesleyan Methodist Mis- sionary Society. During the last 40 or 50 years he has given to this society by special contribu- aotis a. total sum of £ 1,100, m addition.to his ordinary gifts in public collections, and now he has given the missions a legacy of £ 500 under his will. He also contributed 100 guineas for himself and Mrs. Greenway to the Thanksgiving Vk i- ^ee<^ may truly be said that his uberaiity eTery good cause was proverbial; and 1Il this service as in other ways we devoutly thank God, who enabled him thus to shew his faith by his works. Another important feature in Mr. Greenway's character was his undeviating punc- tuality in his attendance at all the means of *rece. as well as in all his secular engagements. It will be within the recollection of most here present that in the year 1887 Mr Greenway attained his jubilee in connection with Wesleyan Methodism in this district. To commemorate this auspicious event Mr. Greenway most gene.r- ously extinguished the whole of the circuit debt then due to him, and which had accrued to a large sum during the depressed s :ate of trade and in recognition of this the whole circuit united in presenting Mr. Greenway with a mag- nificently illuminated address, most chastely finished, and enclosed in a beautiful frame of artistic design. After referring to the auspicious event of Mr. Greenway's jubilee, and thanking God for his goodness and Mr. Greenway for his generosity, the address proceeded as follows "As an earnest and exemplary member of the MethodistSociety; as a devoted class-leader; as a trustee in the management of all the trust pro- perty in the circur as a punctual and efficient Sunday School superintendent; as a circuit steward for over 33 years successively, joking this your jubilee year memorable by pay the large circuit debt as a and^careful chapel steward for manj- yeais., as the t^ and liberal supporter ot the Missionary Society as one of the lay representatives to the first mived Conference, held in Bradford in the yeai 1873, being the highest office and honour that Methodism can bestow on its laity a generous and liberal supporter of all nexional funds as well as every circuit scneme, we glorify the grace of God in you, by. J all these important relationshi]>s to iiis v_,nurcn you have been found faithful and ready to every good woris." Indeed, iot only was Mr. ,7 way honoured in the church, but m the various local governing bodies an public Boards he held a seat as a me?V ej. some instances the chairmanship, an positions his services ^re^eaftjPi^ the spring of last year Mr. Greenway was honoured by being appointed »on?, f Majesty's justices of the peace for the county of Monmouth, the duties of which he most ably discharged. As to his personal appearance I need say nothing. He was well known to you all and throughout the district of Pontypool He had a rm I noble physique, a commanding presence. A was in him a beautiful blending of digJiity wi benevolence, of authority w'th kindiin love for all that was beautiful in "^e, and especially for flowers and ferns, amounted to a passion, and was most refined ana XQ ■ did not exhibit his floral productions in public, or otherwise he might have carried off many a prize, but he grew them for the love ot them. A genuine love of flowers indicates an instinctive refinement of nature. During his last illness, which was very brief, he greatly enjoyed the visit and prayers of the Rev. Robinson Lang, one of his ministers, the superintendent minister being away from home. The Rev. Robinson Lang writes:—"I saw Mr. Greenway on the Saturday and on the Monday before he died. We had a conversation together upon certain matters affecting the circuit. On the Monday I was somewhat apprehensive of serious results, and I ventured to speak of this to him in the gentlest way I could. I was then satisfied that the thought was also present in his own mind, and had been for some time, that the end was not very far off, though neither of us thought it so near. The thought of death made him tender and gentle as a child. He was desirous to live for the sake of his dear wife but he was leaning upon the Divine Word, and seeking for the pre- paredness and resignation to God's will whichhe fc-it could only be given him by God. His tender solicitation for the comfort of those around him was very marked at this time. When we parted he shook hands very fervently with me, and was so pleased to have seen me once again. But what is of great satisfaction to me now in the memory of our last conversation is the deep interest and concern he shewed in the gracious work which has been going on for some time at Garndiffaith and one or two other places. How eagerly he listened to the information I gave him of sinners seeking Jesus and the great num- bers of young people who have been brought into church-fellowship with us during this revival. How fervently he thanked "God for it, prayed that it might go on, and that the whole circuit might be visited with the same blessing. Nothing that I could tell him seemed to be so enjoyable as the account of God's gracious out- pouring of His spirit upon our no doubt in my own mind that he was upheld by God in the days of his last sickness, and that the sweet comfort of the faith in which he bad lived for so many years wai a real consolation to him on his death-bed. IJesaid" Good-bye" that Monday, but I did not think it was for the last time. Thank God it is not for ever—we shall see our brother again. 'The dead in Christ are alive for everm»re." On tLe day before he died he asked his old partner and friend, Mr. Byth- way,'to engage in prayer with him. While kneel- ing at the Bedside, there came <|t>wn upon the sappliant the spirit of prayer in:a rich degree the room became a Bethel, while the hearty and earnest responses of our dear departed friend made it a time never to be forgotten. On the following day, the 2nd December instant, Mr. Greenway continued to progress to the satis- faction of his doctor late in the evening, when a sudden change -for the wot-se ftt in. Everything was done, that1,could be but it was found that life was rapidly ebbing out, and early in the following morning he peacefully and quietly breathed his last without the slightest struggle or expression of pain. Seldom has the announcement of any death startled and shocked a wider circle of admiring friends or awakened more general emotions of profound sorrow and regret. We feel quite sure that in this town and neighbourhood there are many families over which his death will throw a deep shadow, and who will feel his removal to be that of a dear personal friend. His kindly interest in the wel- fare of others, his unselfish and cheerful disposi- tion, his earnest sympathy with every good work, and his Christian urbanity and frankness of spirit secured for him the loving admiration of all who had the privilege of his acquaintance. Nothing has been more remarkable in his charac- ter than the warm and earnest practical interest he took in every good enterprise, whether in his own church or out of it, and though an ardent lover of Methodism and greatly honomred in the church of his choice, he nevertheless enter- tained feelings of tlie most cordial brotherhood t.o all other sections of the Church of Christ. Among the numerous letters of condolence and regret that have been received since his death we may give the following extract from a letter written by Mr. Richard Cosslett, of Clifton, to Mr. Thomas Williams :—"The late Mr. Green- way was an old friend of my father's, and for upwards of 28 years they sat on the same form together at class meeting;and when at Pontypool a short time ago in speaking to Mr. Greenway of old times, he remarked to me that he hoped I should leave behind me as good an influence as my father, who took a great interest in Sunday School work; and, as I think, the best way of doing good is to do it in a practical manner,I beg to enclose a cheque for Cli) for your Sunday the late Mr. Greenway was a friend or the Pontypool Sunday Schools, I thought that this was the best way of bringing the matter be- fore the congregation in the hope that it may in- duce others to follow my example, and to shew that the seeds sown upwards of 50 years by old faithful teachers have not been sown in vain." I have also been desired td give an extract from another letter from a very dear old friend who writes :—" We might with reason have expected that a life so gentle, so faultless, and so valuable would have been prolonged for a great number of years, and that our dear friend's removal from amongst us would have been so gradual as to have spared us the bittergrief which this sudden event cannot fail to awaken. Our only consola- tion is to reflect on his unsullied character, his enlarged usefulness, his devotion to everything that was good, and the blessed memory he has left behind. I have never known any man for iwhom I entertained a greater love, and I shall never cease to think of him save with feelings of the most affectionate respect. Much as we could have wished that our departed friend had been contipued to us, we rejoice to reflect that he has entered into the fruition of eternal joys in those blest realms where "eternity is the measure, felicity the state, angels are the company, and God is the portion of the blessed," or, to use the seraphic words of Charles Wesley, Far from a world of grief and sin With God eternally shut in." In addition to the numerous letters above referred to from private friends, letters of condolence have also been received' from the many public bodies with which Mr. Greenway was connected and amongst these we y mention the following:— The Pontypool Local Board, The Aoorsychan Local Board, The Chairman and Clerk to the Pontypool Union, The Chairman of Pontypool Magistrates, The Pontypool Gas and Water Company. The Hanbury Assembly Rooms Com- pany, The Trevethin School Board, The President of the Conference, and The Chairman of the Cardiff and SwaDsea distrtbt of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Dr. T. B. Stephen- son, the President of the Conference, writes to our dear departed friend's, widow "I have heard with much concern of the decease of your husband, so long and honourably connected with the activities of our church. Though I had not the pleasure of his personal acquaintance, I know so much of his character and work, that I am sure your feeling of desolation must be grievous indeed, and I am confident the loss to the church and community at lajgQ must be very great, I am touched also in remembering that one of the last public engagements he had made was to preside at a meeting on behalf of this work. I beg you therefore to receive my very sincere expression of sympathy. I pray that the grace of God may abound to yon in all consola- tion." In concluding, we cannot forbear reference to the following striking incident. On the night before he (tied Mr. Greenway suddenly rose in k bed as if iiv a dream or vision,«,nd gazing upward with a. fixed eye, and with a countenance brightened as if withthe radiant dawn of another world, his old and faithful attendant caught the words Oh, so bright, oh so bright." The visions and voices which fall on dying saints are often a reality. They are not always the dreams of a diseased imagination or a disordered fancy, but great and precious realities. Why should they not be? The dying one is just trembling on the. threshold of two worlds in his ascent the spirit has already left the valley, and pitchei his tent for a moment on Pisgali's heights, where the whole stretch of Immanuel's land may be seen, the veil is thinning, and no wonder if visions of the better land people his swimming eyes and celestial harmonies come sweeping down on the ear that is just being tuned to heavenly melodies. We believe there. j was a reality when,our brother exclaimed, "Oh, so bÓght r: He was.ready. It was not a readiness acquired on the deathbed. It was the fruit of many years of demotion, watching, praying, and faith in his Divine Saviour. Heaven will be to him the perpetuation only in a far higher degree of that communion with his Lord which he so much enjoyed on earth. Truly we may be per- mitted to give expression to those touching Words which fell from the lips of King David— Know ye hot that there is a prinee and a great muu fallen this day in Israel." May the Gdd of all consolation comfort the hearts of the sorrowing -Jwidow and relatives^. He (the preacher) referred in touching language and deep emotion to the occasion of his visit in August; last,and the impression that he then bad that it would be their l ist meeting on earth. As Mr. Greenway booked Mr. Robert's engagement for next year he looked up and said, My friend, who knows what will occur before then," and at the train on parting both of them gave vent to tears at the thought that it might be tfleir last parting. The concluding hymn was selected from the Wesleyan Sunday School Hymn Book, and was that commencing, There is a better world, oh so bright!" After Mr. Roberts had, offered prayer, the organist (Mr. W. H. V. Bythway) played the Dead March" in- Syul as the con- cluding Voluntary aa-ine congregation dispersed.
PRESElNliJPION TO THE REV T. Wirit)N DATIES, B.A. On Tuesday evening week, the friends of the Per. T. Witton Davies, B.A., Classical Tutor of the Haverfordwest College, held an interesting meeting for the purpose of presenting the rev. gentleman with several tokens of their respect and esteem, on his leaving Haverfordwest for Nottingham College. The presents included :— From friends of the Baptist denomination and others, a handsome 14-day marble clock, striking hours and half-hours on gong, with massive bronze ornaments to match from past and pre- sent students of)tlxe College, to Mr. Davies an illuminated address. and to Mrs. Davies, an electro-plated "tea kettle and large hall gong from the connhittee and friends, an illuminated address and a beautifully-engraved gold keyless watch. The Rev. R. 0. Johns also presented Mr. Davies with a Swan fountain pen and a copy of the Programme of Christianity," given by the members of the Bethesda Band of Hope, which owes its existence to the efforts of Mr. Davies. An old lady living in Slade-lane, Haverfordwest, and who has been bedridden for many years, wished to recognise the many acts of kindness experienced by her at the hands of Mr. Davies, and sent a pair of stockings knitted by her own hands while in bed, together with her best wishes for the future prosperity of Mr. and Mrs. Davies. There was a large attendance at the meeting. —Thie chair was occupied by the Rev, T. Davies, D.D., who, in opening the proceedings, said that for a period of 11 years the Rev. Witton Davies had devoted his best powers to promote the great purposes for which the College was established, and now, as they were called upon to' part with him, they sorrowed, but not as the elders of Ephesus did in bidding farewell to Paul- sorrowing most of all that they should see his face no more." They hoped, at least many of them hoped, to see Mr. Davies again and often. (Applause.) Both addresses and the other gifts were then presented to the Rev. Witton Dimes. The ad- dress from the students was as follows PKESEXTED to the Rev. T. WITTOX DAVIES, B.A., by his former students on the occasion of his re- signing the Classical and-Hebrew Tutorship of the Haverfordwest Baptist College, in order to become Principal and Professor of Biblical languages at the Midland Baptist College, Nottingham. DEAR IR.IDA VIES.- W e cannot allow you to leave Haverfordwest without expressing our sincere regret at your departure from Wales, and our high appre- ciation of the services you have rendered to us. to the institution for which you have laboured so faithfully and so successfully during the period of eleven years, and likewise to the Baptist denomin- ation. We are especially sorry that you should leave us at this juncture when important changes in our Welsh Baptist colleges are imminent, and your ex- perience and judgment are much needed. At the same rime we cannot refrain from congratulating you upon the honour done to you in invitimr you to the principalship of the Midland Baptist College. Nottingham. In your advancement Wales is honoured, and we. your former pupils; rejoice un- feignedly. As the president of the institution at Nottingham since the amalgamation of the general and particular Baptists, you will have ample scope for your energies and for your varied gifts. We congratulate the committee of the Midland College also upon their choice of you. In this address it is impossible to do more than name some of the qualities which have secured for you our highest esteem and love. During our col- lege course and after, we have learnt to admire you first and foremost on account of your sterling Chris- tian character, your devotedness to your work, your unostentatiousness, and your transparent sincerity. We acknowledge with gratitude your untiring efforts to promote our welfare during the time We were at college and afterwards. By your industry and enthusiasm, by your knowledge and general ability.you have contributed liiateraliy to our use- fulness in after life. We wish particularly to men- tion the successful efforts made by you to awaken in your students an interest in Biblical studies, and your endeavours to enconrage those studies, by prizes and otherwise. In your succsss as student, as tutor, and as preacher,we greatly rejoice, The eleven years of your connection 11 with the Haverfordwest College must always be reckoned as one ot the most prosperous periods of its history. hIn your many- sided character, your abiding &ttachmea.t to us is a most pleasent feature. In our JOJ s and sorrows we have turned to vou as a trusted trisnti. and we have found vou ever ready to help. In clo,ing we feel compelled to acknowledge the unvaryin, courtesy and kindness which we haAJe ITeceive(i frolll Mrs. Davies. who is so eminently qiialinea to be your. partner in life. We sincerely wish you and your family <3od's richest/ blessing.- His guidance and aid in the great worK wmch you are undertaking at Nottingham. YY e beg t° remain, Your attached pupils ano friends. .(Then follow the naihes m -i2 students.) The Rev. Witton Davies,, who was deeply moved, said he never found any partmg so hard as this one. He thanked the officers and com- mittee for the constant kindness he nad received during the eleven-years he had been at Haver- fordwest. After naming some of the changes which had taken place in those years, he said that the thought of leaving Wales went to his heart. It was at Pontypool College, at the hands of the Welsh Baptists, that his education practical- ly began. He could neverforgetmsoebt to Wales, and he held in the most sacred memory the names of W. Mortimer Lewis, M.A., aud Dr. Thomas, who were very patient with anavery helpful to him. Then they might ask rt Wales had such claims upon him, why did he leave to labour in England? It was because ne was convinced he could do better work at Nottingham, where there was a splended University College, and his teaching would therefore be wholly Biblical and theological. Had they m South Wales established one good college in a, University College town, he might have re- mained, if invited to labour, among his own people. (Applause)- He respected the opinions of dear friends who differed from him, but, he was more than ever convinced, notwithstanding the example of Bal&i that theological colleges ought to be alongside- Of DIll versi ties or of U ri- versity Colleges/He thanked them for their val- uable presents, welcome because wholly spontan- eous. There had been no canvassing,at his own special request, and yet more presents had been given than were expected because the moneycame in. He desired to thank them on behalf of Mrs. Davies, who was far more helpful to him than any of theuft knew., Besides being a magnificent home manager, she had been his amanuensis, his kindly critic, and his sympathiser in all good work. (Applause). Other gentlemen also addressed the meet- ing.
NANTYGLO AND BLAINA LOCAL BOARD. An adjourned meeting of this Board was held on Monday evening week, when there were pre- sent Mr. John Dakers (chairman), Councillors G. R. Harris and W. Parry, Messrs. f>. Griffiths, J. Allen, W. Parry (contractor), E. Harris, Rosses* Rawr, J. A. Shepard (clerk ), G. Stevens (surveyor), J. Powell (inspector), and R. Wil- liams (collector).. d- The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. SURVEYOR 3 EE PORT. The Surveyor reported as follows :— <jrentlememT—I respectfully beg to report to you $ follows,vi,z. :-Durin- the 30 days ending- the HOTH. ult. the consumption of water for domestic purposes and leakages was 4.675,000 gallons and for trade purposes 31 o,000, gallons. I have commenced an examination of the water mains in order to dis- cover the whereabouts of leakages. Since your last meeting'seven interments have been made in your cemetery. Applications for the purchase of burial ri-rhts in perpetuity have been made by Mrs. Janet Edwarns, 3, Bumbelow, Blaina; Mr. Henry Coburn. 43, Hope-street, Blaina; and by Mrs. Christiana Durbin, 3."}. High-street. Blaina. The Pontygwellch improvements will be com- pleted in the course of. a week. The laying- of a new sewer at Office-row, Nanty- glo, is in progress. The stone4 sent for metalling the highways by the Clyd; ch and Aberg-avenny time and Stone Co. is not well adapted for the purpose, being very soft and possessing little durability. I have asked them to supply a better stone. I have asked the Pyle and Blaina Iron Works Co. to remove refuse which has been carried from their tip to the side of the road by storms. I sub- mit their reply. I beg to submit a plan shewing an improved gradient which can be made at the steep pitch near the Kiny William Inn, Queen-street. Nantyglo. On the 29tli ult. at two o'clock a.m. I received in- the Kiny William Inn, Queen-street. Nantyglo. On the 29tli ult. at two o'clock a.m. I received in- forniation of an outbreak of a fire at the Cinder Pit Colliery. Accompanied by the lieutenant and another member of the Fire Brigade we pro- ceeded with hose and reel to the scene of fire and remV"'™ good sevice. Thu. J is an improvement in the Bcavenging of No. 1 district, but there is still a large accumulation of refuse at Twm Deryn. I submit applications from lamplighters for in- crease of wages. Your obedient servant, G. STEVENS. GREAT WASTE OF WATER. Upon the account of the water consumption of last month being read, Councillor Harris said that the figures shewed a worse increase than ever. Mr. Griffiths Mr. Harris, the Tin Works, doesn't use any now. The Chairman What can you say on this matter. Evidently there are serious leakages somewhere. The Surveyor Nothing has come to sight. There has been one leakage near the Board Schools. We have been out two nights trying to find any leakages but failed. Councillor Harris Does it not strike us that now the Tin Works are stopped we should have the pressure of the water reduced ? The Chairman You cannot possibly reduce the pressure. Coun. Harris said there was no system of inspection of the water works. He believed that much good would be done if a person was instructed to periodically examine the taps, &c. throughout the district. Grown up people and children turned on the water taps and left the water running. The Chairman I don't think that accounts for the great leakage. Coun. Harris I honestly believe'We are losing a great deal of water this way, and it is time we j had periodical inspections. The Chairman Persons would for their com- fort see to the leakages of their taps instead of j having the water running abont the house. Mr. R. Williams (collector), upon being ques- tioned by Coun. Harris said that there was not one-fourth of the water wasted now that there was when he first came into the district. Mr. James Allen I consider myself an authority as to the wasting of water from taps, having to visit many houses of my own, and for the rates. The only waste this way is simply a drop. < Mr. W. Parry I think there is a resolution already giving orders for inspection periodically. The Surveyor We made an inspection about three months ago and there were not a dozen bad taps found. After further discussion, the Board agreed on having inspections from time to time, and upon < the proposition of Mr. Jas. Allen, seconded by Mr. W. Parry, the surveyor was instructed to procure a waste water meter in order to find out leakages as quickly as possible. INSPECTOR'S' REPORT. Mr. John Powell (inspector of nuisances) reported that three owners had neglected to comply with notices for the provision of closet accommodation and two for drainage, and recommended that the law be carried out. As instructed at the last meeting, he had served 8 notices for the provision of closet accommoda- tion, 19 for the abatement of nuisances arising from defective chains and closets, and 25 for nuisances arising from swine kept within the prohibited distance from dwelling-houses. Several general nuisances had also had his atten- tion during the month. A case of typhoid had been reported at No. 31, High-street, Blaina. The inspector had visited the premises and found the drains defective, which he had no doubt was the cause of the outbreak. There had also been several cases of scarlet fever reported during the month, and the houses had since been fumigated, cleared, and disinfected. The dairies and cowsheds in the district had been inspected, and were in a fairly clean con- dition. The cubic space in many of them was less than prescribed in the Board's bye-laws. He had received the following applications for registration —- Mr. James Arnold, No. 112, High-street. Blaina Mr. John Hughes, Nanty- glo Farm, Nantyglo Mrs. Powell, No. 1, Chapel- road, Nantyglo. The work attended to during the month at West Blaina, Blaina, a«i Nantyglo was also tabulated. The recommendations of the inspector respect- ing the non-compliance with notices were adopted, and the work ordered to be carried out by the Board. The Chairman, speaking of the space in certain sowsheds, said the law should be enforced in such cases. Coun. Harris said that there was an old widow on the Gam, and hoped the law would not be unduly pressed in that case. The Chairman did not look at it in that light, but was of opinion that the law should be carried out. Coun. Harris poinied out that in that particular case the shed was on a tip, and was full of holes, which gave ventilation. The Chairman pointed out that the only way the matter could be dealt with was by rescinding the bye-law now in force, and reducing the cubic space. Coun, Harris., if the.BQard would allow him, would give notice that tne bye-law be rescinded. The Chairman did not think it was a proper proceeding to rescind from time to time laws passed by the Board to suit particular cases which cropped up, and The, Clerk intimated that this bye-law was thoroughly threshed out when passed. Six hundred feet were then proposed, but the Local Government Board would not agree to that, and after considerable correspondence tRey virtually confirmed the space in cowsheds to be* 800 cubic feet. It was then agreed that the widow in question should,comply with the bye-Jaw, but that she have time to carry out the work. The Inspector was ordered to report as to the condition of the sheds belonging to the applicants for registration, as milk sellers,, to next Board. Mr. J. Alien congratulated the Inspector on the way he was conducted his inspection,. and said that if he continued in the way he began the district should be all right soon. MEDJCAIJ OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr. H. C. Bevan reported as follows Gentlemen.—There were registered in the district for the four weeks ending with Saturday, the 19th instant, 4:0 births (1;) males and 25 females), and 25 deaths (15 males and 10 females), the- death rate being 25 8. and the birth rate 418 per 1000 per annum. The deaths include 2 from scarlatina and 1 from influenza. Two of the deaths were due to acci- dents. There is still a sruall number of cases of scar- latina ttnder treatment. The number of cases of influenza is considerably less than-last month. The typhoid fever at 31, High-street has not spread beyond the case mentioned in last month's report. REFUSE ON ROADWAY. A reply was read from Mr. Polaine, of the Pyle Works Company, stating that they were not responsible for the refuse falling over on to the side of the road near their works, and sug- gesting to the Board that a wall be erected by tne Board similar to that done in the case of the tip on Messrs. J. W. Stone's collierv. After some discussion it was proposed by Coun. Harris that the chairman and surveyor inspect th« spot, and, be empowered to carry out any work they should decide to be done. LAMPLIGHTERS WARES. The three lamplighters employed by the Board made joint application for increase of wages, on the ground that the lamps were to be left lit until 11.30 p.m. and additional lamps erected. The Board favourably considered the applica- tion, and thought the men were justified in ask- ing for an increase of wages. Upon the motion of Coun* Harris, it '¡ agreed that each lamplighter should receve 2s. 8d. per day. GAS LIGHTING OF THE DISTRICT. Complaints were made as to lamps not being! reguiariy lit also, as to the difficulty in get- ting the Gas Company to lay mains for addi- tional lamps. Coun. Harris suggested the possibility of light- ing the district with electric light, whereupon the Chairman uxviertook to furnish the Board at the next meeting ,/ith an estimate, with particu- j lars of the cost of lighting the district with the electric ligL t.. I ANOTIIKR WATER QUESTION. The Clerk informed the Board of the Bryn- mawr and Abertillery Gas and Water Bill for constructing additional waterworks, notice of which had been given for next session of Parlia- ment. He had ivad the Bill, which included the whole parish of Aberystruth. This district of Nantyglo and Blaina should not be included, being already supplied with water. The Bill, he considered, should only include the Abertillery Local Board district. The Clerk was instructed to write Mr. Lyne, Newport, solicitor to the company,, drawing his attention to the fact, and suggesting that Aber- ystruth parish be expunged, and Abertillery Local Board district substituted otherwise the Board would be obliged to oppose the Bill on this point, in order to protect themselves. NEW ROAD AT NANTYGLO. The seal of the Board was affixed to the provi- sional agreement with the Nantyglo and Blaina Ironworks Company, Limited, for sale of land for the proposed new road from Ty Tafydd to the Welsh Wesleyan Chapei, Nantyglo. A question arose as to what arrangements would be made to .meet the cost of making the new road. It was thought that making the next dis- trict rate Is. in the £ in March next would nearly cover this outlay with the ordinary expenses of the Board. The Surveyor said it would not be wise to start .the new road until next April. After some further remarks, The Clerk was requested to draw up an ap- proximate estimate of expenditure, including this and other proposed works, as a guide when it became necessary to make a district rate, as the Board were desirous, if possible, to do with- out borrowing money. the Board were desirous, if possible, to do with- out borrowing money. THE KEEPING OF PIGS. Mr. W. Parry, contractor, in accordance with notice of motion, moved that the Board's bye- law in reference to persons keeping pigs, at the distance now specified—viz., 100-ft. from any dwelling-house — be altered, and that in lieu thereof the bye-law be altered to 70-ft. from any dwelling-house. Coun. Harris seconded, and there being no amendment, the motion was carried, the same being subject to the approval of the Local Go- vernment Board. THE LATE ALDERMAN MORGAN. Coun. Harris said there was one matter he was desirous to refer to, and that was the recent demise of Alderman Edmund Morgan. He wished to move a vote of condolence and sym- pathy with the son of the deceased and member of that Board (Mr. Thomas Morgan) in the trial and loss he had sustained, and that a letter be written by the clerk to express their sympathy with him and the family. The Chairman seconded the proposition. He had known the late Mr. Morgan since he had been in the district, and always found him a most courteous and genial gentleman. Mr. James Allen said he was very pleased to support the proposition, and had known the late Mr. Morgan more intimately than any member present, during a period of 50 years. Every liberal-minded man in the district was greatly indebted to Mr. Morgan, who fought the battle of Liberalism when others fled away; and al- though quiet in his manners, he was always to the front in doing good. The proposition was carried unanimously. SPECIAL REPORT. The Surveyor presented a summary of the additional work carried out during the present year, viz.: Highway*r.—New roads at Cross-street, Queen- street, and hop-row, total length 7U5 yards new bridge, improving gradient of road, erecting re- taining walls, fencing, &c., at Pontygwellch im- proving gradient of road near Tyler's Arms Inn, Blaina; widening road nearCemetery constructing 30 storm-water inlets, and connecting same with sewers. Footpaths.—Making new footpaths and laying kerbing and channelling to same from near Bristol House, Nantyglo. to near Forge Hammer Inn, at Cross-street, and Abertillery-road, total length 11)40 yards; new footpath against Cemetery, length 140 yards. Pavintf. —Jjaying new paving in High-street, Hope-street, and 'Cross-street total area 80 square yards. ASete,eraqe.-Constructing new sewers at Shop-row, Globe-lane, Cross-street, Parrot-row, Office-row, High-street. Abertillery-road. Railway-terrace, and near Cerilltery, total length 8,54yards. Lighting.—Laying gas mains at Club-row, Shrub- beryrow, Twyn Deryn, and Coedcae. total length 790 yards erecting 13 new public lamps. Waterworks.—New houses supplied with water, six. MLwdlaneous. Public urinal in High-street, Blaina. The Chairman congratulated the surveyor on the excellent summary of the year's work, and expressed the hope that as much improvement might be made during the year on which they were about to enter.
LLANFRECHFA UPPER LOCAL BOARD. The ordinary meeting of the above Board was held on Monday evening at Pontnewydd. there being present Messrs. F. W. Rafarel (in the chair), J. Jacobs, E. Francis, D. Thomas, J. Jenkins, W. Edmunds, W. Knipe, Isaac Jones (clerk), and T. Dagger (surveyor). The minutes of the last meeting were read and signed. ALLEGED VIOLATION OF BYE-LAWS. The Clerk stated that he had received no repIN- from Mr. E. Berrow, grocer, Pontnewydd, to the letter gent to him with regard to his erecting an addition to the butcher's shop occupied by Mr. Z. Lloyd without first of all submitting a plan to the Board, as required by the bye-laws. He (the clerk) pointed out that the offence was a serious one, rendering him liable to heavy penalties, and requesting an explanation of the irregularity;. The Chairman He has taken no notice ? The Clerk Not the slightest. The Chairman If we are to be of any use,, we ought not to be ignored in this way. Mr. Jacobs: I think we ought to proceed against him. Mr. Francis Suppose you write him another letter ? Mr. Knipe Yes, during Christmastime it may have slipped his memory. Mr. Jenkins: It was long before Christmas, Mr. Edmunds Would it not be better to ap- point a deputation to wait upon him ? The Chairman He ought to have answered the letter. I beg to move that the elerk write another letter, giving him definite and final notice that if he does not give an explanation by the next Board meeting,, immediate proceed- ings will be taken. Mr. Jacobs seconded, and the proposition was carried. THE STATE OF THE RESERVOIR. The Chairman (to the surveyor) How is the reservoir after all the rough weather we have had ? The Surveyor I have not seen it, on account of my illness. I gave it up to Martin, who has been coming to me with his reports. He doesn't see anything the matter with it. The Chairman If it stands the weather we have had lately, it will stand anything. As to the lowering of the weir we ought to look into that. Mr. Thomas advocated the lowering of the weir, and believed the sooner they did it the better. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman We were to have a plan from Mr. Lougher, were we not ? The Clerk I believe it was to be left in abey- ance. Mr. Jacobs: I move he be asked to prepare a plan. The Surveyor It is included with the abut- ments. Mr. Jacobs You can't do it this weather. The Chairman r«o, but we can get the parti- culars. Mr. Thomas seconded the proposition, which was agreed to. A QUESTION OF DEFINING A WATER DISTRICT. The Clerk read a letter from Messrs. Le Bras- seur and Bowen stating that Mr. Mullock did not agree to the 100 yards radius from the Cross Roads as the definition of theCroesyml wch water district. The Chairman We are in this position, we have done the work. Mr. Jacob proposed, Mr. Knipe seconded, and it was resolved that the Board adhere to their original decision.
FIRE AT A GLASGOW THEATRE. At eight o'clock on Sunday morning,fire hroke out in the Theatre Royal. Glasgow. The Fire Brigade, with every available steamer, turned out and extinguished the flames, which had broken out in the at the bar upper gallery. It is believed that some had dropped a match amongst some sawdust, which had smouldered after the audience had left. believed that some one had dropped a match amongst some sawdust, which had smouldered after the audience had left.
THE CONTRACTOR AND TIE LLANTARNAM. ROAD. The Chairman said his attention had been called to the state of the road in the Llantarijam called to the state of the road in the Llantarijam parish, which was verv bad, consequent upon not having been properly re-placed by the con- tractor, Mr. Jepson, after laying the water mains. In some places it was most dangerous. Mr. Knipe said they must take into considera- tion the weather lately experienced, and, besides, there was a very thin crust upon the road. He hoped the Llantarnam surveyor would not be too hard. The Chairman said he noticed the matter to which Mr. Knipe had referred. I Ti (Hr P e~ 0r We have waike<i the track ■■ with Mr. Jepson, and marked all those hnperfec- sions, which he'll have to attend to before we pay him. WAITING ROOM ACCOMMODATION AT PONTJiEWYDD. 4 WAITING ROOM ACCOMMODATION AT PONTJiEWYDD. A letter was received from Mr, H. Lambert general tnanagcr of the Great Western Railway Co., stating that he would take an early oppor- tunity of bringing the Board s appLcation with regard to improved waiting room accommodation on the down platform at Upper Pontnewydd Station before his directors. AM to the proposed widening of the- bridge at Upper Pontnewvdd Station, he did not see that they, as a Company, were concerned in the matter, ae- it, appeared to be a public improvement, the cwt of wi.4cii should be borne by the local authorxLj. At the same time, the Company would be vtry pleased I. to render every possible assistance in carrying out any impiorement that nugilt fee agreed upon but before full consideration could be- given to the subject, it would be necessary for I them to be furnished with a. proper piui shew- ing exactly Wuitt was suggested. After a little discussion the matter was allowed to remain in abeyance for the present A BURNING QUESTION. A letter wa. read from Jotin Williams, ^'e secretary ot trie Gas Company, in regard to the Board's inquiry as to the cost oi laying down gas mains to P,, i i t i-ii yliyrun ai xd.Upi,er Cwmbnan, asking for informatioo as to the aiixeient points at which the Board desired the mams laid, aad also as to the number of lamps required. Tile Chairman thought tHe secretary should be asked to meet the surveyor,, who could give, him all mfosruaiion. ^niPe suSgeste& that a small, deputation^ should be appointed as well. It would be im-- portant to have the lamps fixed in proper posi- tions, wnen one in three might saved. At Panteg several lamps were simply liuried under trees, their ligat being completely lost. Mr. Edmunds did not think tne lamps, would be of much u"e at Poutrhydyrun unless they nad ooe in every 10 yards. ^LaugncerO The surveyor was directed to give the informa- tion asked for. FHK URINAL NUISANCE AT PONTNEWYDD. 1 he Clerk lead a letter from Mr. (J. A. Wyatt, Monmouth, addressed to the Surveyor, inquiring it tiie nuisance caused by the urinal on nis pro- perty at New-street, Pontnewydd, was still in existence. The Surveyor I replied to that, and last week I saw Mr. VYyatt personally, when he told me that he had seen Mr. Williams, and had pointed out a place in the back to wiiich. the urinal co-ild be removed. Mr. Francis: 1 saw Mr. Williams on Thurs- day, when he said he was going to do it. Alr. Knipe: I won't believe him any longer. Now, he knows he is compelled to do it. The Chairman Tnat is satisfactory. (To the Surveyor) You will keep the matter before you, so as to report upon it later on. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REIIORT. Dr. Murphy reported as follows :— Gentlemen,—Two deaths and ten births were registered in your district during November, giving a rate of <S')7 and 42'8 respectively per 1000. Influenza, followed by pneumonia, caused one death. There have been numerous case-of influenza in the district, and the amount of general sickness is very great, owing to atmospheric inliuonces, dis- eases or chest and lungs predominating. One case of scarlatina has come under my notice in Hillstone-place, but I have not heard of it spreading, precautions being taken to isolate it as much as possible. fours obediently, W.' E. C. MURPHY. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor's report was as follows Gentlemen,—I beg to report that during the past month we have been repairing the mountain roads near the Mountain Air publichouse. We have commenced the metalling on Pontrhydyrun Pitch but on account of the illness of the men, a great deal of work has not been done. We have supplied four houses with water. The number of houses supplied up to date is 1002. I have to inform you that I have received appli- cation from Mr. John Hutchins, solicitor, Newport, to lay the water on to his two cottages on the Cross Roads at Cwmbran. There is a little dispute about the riyht of way. I have received a letter from him ordering me to go on with the work, and. stat- ing that he will defend us in any action that may be taken. I beg to hand you the letter. I have received a letter from Mr. Wyatt referring to the urinal nuisance in New-street, I have received a plan of a house to be built at Pontnewydd for Mr. Edward Francis. Yours obediently, Pontnewydd. Dec. 28,1891. THOMAS DAGOES. PROBABLE LITIGATION. A letter was read from Mr. J. Hutchins, soli- citor, Newport, asking the Board to lay the water on to his two cottages at Cross Roads, stating that hv would defend the Board in any action which might be taken and indemnify them against any loss or damage resulting, there- from. The Surveyor I asked Mr. Pilliner to give me leave to cross the land, and he refused. I then had an interview with Mr. Hutchins, and told him where I stood. This letter is in answer to my inquiries and if it is satisfactory, perhaps you will give me leave to proceed with the work. A little discussion took place, several members expressing the opinion that the piece of land in question did not belong to Mr. Pilliner. On the suggestion of the Chairman, it was re- solved that the clerk write to Mr. Hutchins ask- ing him to forward by the next Board a proper agreement indemnifying the Board, upon which tnev would be prepared to act. REGISTRATION FACILITIES AT POXTXEWYDD. Mr. D. Thomas, in accordance with notice, brought forward the matter of improved regis- tration facilities at Pontnewydd. He said that since he had been a member of that Board he had heard several complaints from people as to the distance they had to travel in order to register births and deaths. From some parts of that district people had to walk quite three miles to the registrar's house and to delicate women who had to carry children it was a serious, matter to go that distance in all weathers. The population of that district was something like 3,500, and he thought they were entitled to better arrangements. He was given te; under- stand that the registrar from Hassalleg visitad Cwmbran periodically, and that Mr. Maddy, the registrar in that district, visited Panteg. He did not think it was anything but just that Mr. Maddy should be asked to visit Pontnewydd, and proposed that Mr. T. Watkins, the superin- tendent-registrar, be written to on the subject.. Mr. Knipe seconded,, and the proposition was carried. Bills, amounting to 92L 6s. 4d. were ordersd. to be paid, and the Board adjourned..
FASHIONS FOR JANUARY. There is a large selection of new and pretty materials just now for composing smart out-of- door costumes. Rough tweeds, cloth, and home- spuns are woven in neutral tints, flecked with touches of colour some are in diagonal stripes of two shades, while others have a small or large chequered pattern harmoniously arranged in a dull colouring, relieved with the. slightest sus- picion of bright hue& Habit cloths are in a heavy make for winter use, as /frell as foule and other fancy woollen materials these are both plain, figured, and striped Wavy lines being used instead of straight ones as a greater novelty.— Visiting gowns, and others which are coaafcosed of thinner fabrics, are more frequently made with short bodices thag with long ones; ornamental yokes are added to fitting as well as loose corsa.ges the basque is cut in a point back and front, being sloped at the sides nearly as high as the waist this is bound with a band of ribbon or passementerie, and completed with a butterfly bow at the back. There is quite a rage again for tea gowns this season. The backs and side portions of these garments are tight fitting, the fronts alone being straight and loose many are cut in one from the neck to the edge of the skirt, others have A yoke to the upper part of the bodice, from, which the rest of the gown is hung in straight lines, with the front part left open over an un- derdress of some soft fabric, such as silk or gauze. Velveteen is one of the prettiest materials for making winter tea gowns it may be in a aarJl colour, or some delicate art tint fancy de- laines and cashmere are suitable for ordinary use, and make up very nicely with the addition of a good pongee silk for the underdress. Long ulsters (also in various kinds of nweed) are semi-fitting andTdouble-breasted, with three- quarter capes and fioods attached: ;others have the cape attached to a pointed yoke, which gives the garment more the appearance OJS. a mantle than a coat. Dainty muffs are made to correspond witJk costumes of cloth, trimmed with velvet, fuc, or both combined these are in a sacque shape, with a little pocket arranged to hold a lace handkerchief. French dressmakers add some sachet powder between the cloth and silk lining of mum, which gives them a delicate scent. Besides these, round muffs of fur or feathers are used, corresponding in every instance with the triniiiiiiig of either the costume or jacket. Bonnets are still very small and profusely trimmed the moat chick are in an irregular shape, with the garniture grouped together and arranged to stand quite high at the back of the crown, together with 'narrow ribbon strings to ■ tie under the chin. In every instance velvet and I feathers of every description, including birds and wings, form the trimmings for all styles of mil- linery.—Mrs. Leach\ Practical Family Dress- ntaker for January,
WALKER'S \YHOLEMEAL JgREAD IMPORTANT TESTIMONIAL 4. SPANISH PLACE, MANCHESTER SQUARE, LONDON, W., October 2nd, 189L THIS IS TO CERTIFY that I hme Received a Loaf of lem Bnad from MR, J. -WALKER,lr CRANE STREET, PONTYPOOL.1 I find it of Good, Quality, Made from PtTRE WHOLE3SEAL ONLY, FREE J'OOI CHEMICALS, and up tø my STANDARD EY EXCELLENCE. Jf the English people- only knew the Immense Value of Wholemeal Bread as a Preserver of Health, they would make it a regular article of diet, and never eat any other. It is the Best Cum,for Constipation, with its atten- dant evils of Piles, Varicose Veins, Indigestion, &c. Everything that is required to, Make a Perfect Food is foand in the entire Wheaten Grain. Wholemeal Bread is a Necessity for Young and Old,-for.N,lalc- and Female. No home is complete uudLess it con- tains a Whole-meal Loaf^. such as you Supply.. T IL. ALLINSON, L.R.C.P. (Author of a M System of Hygienic Medteine" dec.) The Uaker with, this Testimonial promises tØ1 keep his Bread up -to its. Original Standard. or e}$e' forfeit LS- to the frads,of the Hygiefiie Hot pitaL IMPORTANT 011CE. TO MINERAL, W a tr: Manu&c turers- AND OTHEM, S. G. C., HI LL, MINEEiL WATER MANlfF. ACTURER, PONTYH )OL, TDEGS to Annowa* ze that he has 't Purchased thti. Whole of the Minora! Water Mk mfacturing Plant Z, recently ereated by Mrs. M. JONES, USK, together I the Whole of her Mineral Watar Bottles and Cases, amlioAle and Porte* Bottles and Cases, and that all suaii Cases and Bottles outstanding AR.. HIS PROPERTY, and should BE BEIW:* JJEP to him at once. Any Person £ und using or detaining same afier ibis notice will be pro- ceeded against, without apology or further ^wanaa' g. G.C.H. gs to thank the Usk and outlying Da strict Customers for their support s Je he has acquired the new Business" and hopes by Supplying Articles c f the BEST QUALITY only, at MODE JL5< .TE CHARGES to secure their faiure. P atronage and Recommendation. AL'L ORDERS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED G. C. HALL, MINERAL WATER MANUFACTURER, PONTYPOOL.