LOUSE, PONTYPOOL. WINTER FASHIONS 1893-4. ¡ R. WILLIAMS s his return from the Markets with a Choice t Novelties of The Day," including MILLINERY, ( FURS, FLOWERS, FEATHERS, ORNAMBNTS, CE9 GLOVES, UMBRELLAS, CORSETS, &e. ION OF LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S G AT MOST REASONABLE PRICES. OF THE NEW SHOWROOM THIS WEEK. iiff to the pressure of Business W. R. W. has found it y to OPEN a NEW MANTLE SHOWROOM, which will d stocked with the best selection of AUTUMN and WINTER fLES, JACKETS, CAPES, MACKINTOSHES, SHAWLS, ITS, including a Nice Variety of MAIDS' and CHILDREN'S FERS, ULSTERS, and MACKINTOSHES at Popular aes. FURS! FURS!! FURS! jHOICE SELECTION OF FURS JUST ARRIVED. DRESS DEPARTMENT. This Department is well stocked witk New Goods, including the Latest NovS in CHEVIOTS, HOPSACKS, SERGES, MELTONS, WHIPCORDS, Ac. TRIMMING DEPARTMENT. New Delivery of BUTTONS, BRAIDS, JET TRIMMINGS, RUCHINGS, REA. VER TRIMMINGS, &0., at Lowest Prices. SHOW DAYS. OUR SHOWROOMS WILL BE OPENED ON SATURDAY NEXT, OCTOBER 14TH, AND DURING THE FOLLOWING WEEK. YOUR KIND PATRONAGE WILL BE GREATLY ESTEEMED. W. R. WILLIAMS, LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOH NO CIRCULARS.] I •pONTYPOOL MPSIC GTORES. HAVING no-vr an unusually Large Selection of NEW MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, by all the Leading Makers, HARMSTON and CO. confidently invite intending by all the Leading Makers, HARMSTON and CO. confidently invite intending Purchasers to view and test their NEW STOCK OF Pianofortes 1 Organs, which, in accordance with their usual system of competitive rates, they are now offering' AT BARGAIN PRICES!! Purchasers of these Instruments (whether for Cash, or upon H. & Co.'s well-known equitable Hire-Purchase System) will not only acquire a Genuine Musical Instru- ment, of an altogether superior and dis- tinct character to the musical machines supplied by the Furniture Trade and General Dealer, but will, moreover, SAVE 10 TO 30 PER CENT. in the buying-, in comparison with the prices charged by other firms; an assertion which has been repeatedly proved to be an incontestible fact. THREE PLAIN PACTS! WHICH NOBODY CAN DENY I" Or WE HOLD BY FAR THE LARGEST STOCKS! or GIVE THE LARGEST ICASH DIS- COUNTS I I AND qW ADOPT THE FAIREST HIRE SYSTEM IN THE DISTRICT III PIANOFORTES (By Collard, Broadwood, Kirkman. Kopkinson, Brissmeaa, -BONSH>B..pIANO 14QK8. Si ■ S tone and touch. Full trichord; com- M„mw .i plete bronzed iron MPlUtf frame covering; wrest PTAwr* plank; best check ac- lANo» tion; walnut and gold ease • powerful and i GrWB" brilliant fem«, Md sympathetic touch warranted 10 years, -====.=: )US OTHER MODELS at 17 Gns., II 22 Gna., 24 Gns., 27 Gna., & 80 Gus. 'RICAIV ORGANS d Hamlin, Karn, S'Jn k, Bell, and ■er Leading Afakers):— We have just received a °| the latest models ot i' these organs, combin- ing then- wen-known GANS. good tone with im- PF0V, Mechanism. Lists free, j^rtses from £ 810s. to 40 guiess. 20-Guinea Organs, 7 stops and 2 knee iNS. levers; in walnut and fold cases. We offer at 1 guineas—and others in like proportion. Many new and beauti- fully-designed organs, with mirrors, pipetops, &c., at astonishingly low prices. Call and see them t foN & Coo IE-STREET, AND AT VASS&DABE/* HOP BITTERS BREWERY AND MINERAL WATER WORKS, PONTYPOOL R. E. WHITE & CO. Desire to call attention to their make of MINERAL & AERATED WATERS. HIGHEST QUALITY ONLY. WINTER DRINKS GINGER ALE, GINGER BRANDY, HOT TOM, KOLA CHAMPAGNE, ORANGEADE, PEAR (Jargonelle), GINGERADE, LEMONADE, FRUIT SYRUPS, CORDIALS, &C. HOP BITTER ALE, NON-ALCOHOLIC. BREWED FROM THE FINEST ENGLISH HOPS. IN CASK OR BOTTLE. WRITE FOR PRICES AND TESTIMONIALS. FREE ON APPLICATION. FTBE MALT VINEGAR. ORDERS BY POST WILL HAVE PROMPT I ATTENTION. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC, Yielding to) pressing invitations from numerous friends J. WALKER HAS DECIDED TO DELIVER HIS EXCELLENT BREADS (TO ORDER) IN PONTYPOOL. ALL BREADS BAKED DAILY AND GUARANTEED TO BE MADE OF THE BEST MATERIALS. SOLE LICENSEE IN PONTYPOOL FOR MAKING MONTGOMERY'S PATENT MALT WHOLEMEAL BREAD. Depdt for the Sale of King.'Howmann, & Co.'s Patent English-made Yeast. Guaranteed to be made only;from Barley and Rye. ALL ORDERS TAKEN AT THE ALBERT RESTAURANT, No. aCCRANE STREET. notice OF AUDIT. To the Ratepayers and Owners of Property in the District qf Blaenavoii, in the County ofkilonmouth. TT7HEREAS GEORGE H. BRETT, ESQ., II the Auditor authorised by law to Audit the Accounts of the Receipts and Expenditure under the Public Health Act, 1875, of us, the Local Board for the above-named District, has appointed 9.30 o'clock in the Forenoon of MONDAY, the 6th Day of November, 1893, as the time, and the OFFICE OF THE LOCAL BOARD, BLAENAVON, as the place, at which the Audit of the said Accounts for the year ended at Lady Day, 1893, will be made. We, therefore, the said Local Board, being the Urban Authority for the said District of Blaen- avon, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, in pursuance of the said Act, that the Audit of the said Accounts will be made at the time and place so appointed as aforesaid that any Ratepayer or Owner of property in the said District may be present at the Audit, and may make any objection to the said Accounts before the Audit; and that a copy of the said Accounts duly made up and balanced, together with all the rate books, account books, deeds, contracts, vouchers, and receipts men- tioned or referred to in such Accounts, will be deposited in our Office at Lion-street, Blaenpvon, Mon., on Thursday, the 26th day of October, 1893, and will be open thereat, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every day (Sunday excepted) until the said day of Audit, to the inspection of all persons interested, who will be at liberty to take copies of or extracts from the same without fee or reward. Dated this 10th Day of October, 1893. JOHN THOMAS, Clerk to the said Local Board. WESLEYAN CHAPEL, PONTNEWYNYDD. OPENING OF NEW SCHOOLROOM. THE SERVICES in connection with the above will b# as follows:— On SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, the BeT. W. CALLADINE (of Chepstow), Morning and Evening; Afternoon, the Rev. J. G. WATTS (of Pont- newynydd.) One Day Only, on MONDAY, the 23rd OCT., THE OPERETTA, Entitled, "RED RIDING HOOD'S RESCUE," Will be performed (in Character), AT THE TOWN HALL, PONTYPOOL, By the Wesleyan Choir, assisted by Mrs. T. SCREEN, Abersychan Miss A. PARKFTl Ponty- pool Mr. J. ROBERTS, Pontne^nyd<L Conductor-Mr. J. PROTHEROE. Accompanists—Piano, Miss Walters, R.A.M aP>,natrmol: Organ, Miss C. Bailey, Pontnewynydd; Violin Mr J. Bourton, Pontnewynydd. Doors open at 7.30, to commence at 8. Seat, 2s.; Sccond do., Is. Back, 6d. Children Half-price! Tickets may be obtained of any member of the Church or Choir. SUNDAY, OCT. 22, Rev, L. THOMAS Rev. A. R. HUMPHREYS, Morning and Evening. Afternoon Rev. H. B. ROBINSON, F.R.G.S. w)nw° THURSDAY, OCT. 26, Rev. G. PHILLIPS of Bethany. SUNDAY, OCT. 29, Rev. F. PARSONS, Morning and THURSDAY, NOV. 2, Rev. D. PHILLIPS, of Ebenezer. Services will commence—Sundays, atllam. 2.30, and 6 p.m. Week Evenings, 7.30 p.m. Collections in aid of the Building Fund. UPPER TROSNANT BAPTIST LJ I CHAPEL, PONTYPOOL. THE RECOGNITION MEETING In connection with the Settlement of the REV. DAVID RHYS JENKINS (Formerly of Eastleigh, Southampton) As Pastor of the Church, will be held on MONDAY, OCTOBER 16TH. Chair will be taken at 7.30 p.m. by the REV. J. WILLIAMS, Pastor of Crane-street Church. SPEAKERS: The Revs. W. EDWARDS, D.D., President of South Wales Baptist College M. EVANS, Mount Pleasant; H. B. ROBINSON, F.R.G.S.: DAVID RHYS JENKINS, Pastor Elect; and other Friends. A SOCIAL TEA Will be held in the SCHOOUtOOM al 5 p.D1. Admission, fid. each. Anthems and Solos will be snag during the Eveniug by the Choir and Friends. PONTYPOOL YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. THE INAUGURAL MEETING Of the Session 1893-4 will be held at CRANE STREET CHAPEL ON THURSDAY, 19TH OCTOBER, 1893, At 7.30 p.m. SPEAKERS: THE REV. I. WILLIAMSON, M.A. (Cardiff), and THE REV. J. WILLIAMS (Pontypool). Chairman, THE PRESIDENT. Admission Free. WILLIAM LEWIS OUTFITTER, GLANSYCHAN HOUSE, ABERSYCHAN, "ffrEGS to call Public attention to the New AUTUMN & WINTER TWEEDS & SUITINGS Of C. J. Kino, Merchant Tailor, London, for whom he holds the Local Agency. These Goods have a world- wide reputation, as buyers of them in made-up form can safely be credited with having secured FIT AND FASHION, combined with a study of Economy. ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY EXECUTED. TO CAPITALISTS, INVESTORS, AND OTHERS. ELIGIBLE BUILDING SITES TO LET At LIanithel, in the Western Valleys Treharris OwmfErwdoer, and Tredegar Junction. Apply, GEORGE H. DANIEL, Clarence Chambers, Pontypool. BUILDING LAND. Jl XCELLENT gITES, ON THE NEW ROAD, GRIFFITHSTOWN, ON LEASE. j ApplyiH. J. PHILLIPS, Kemeys Vach. JJANBURY ^SSEMBLY JJOOMS, PONTYPOOL. A GRAND CONCERT (Under distinguished patronage) ON MONDAY EVENING, OCT. 30TH, When Gaul's celebrated work, THE HOLY CITY," Will be performed by CRANE STREET CHOIR (Kindly assisted), Preceded by a short Miscellaneous Programme. IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENT OF MISS BESSIE EVANS (Winner of Contralto Solo at World's Fair, Chicago), MR. E. EVANS (Llew Buallt), And other Prize Winners. AN EFFICIENT BAND will assist, under the leadership of Mr. H. J. ENGLAND. I ull particulars next week. Proceeds towards Crane-street Church Fund. Tickets to be had of Officers of the Church 1 and Members of the Choir. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. W. S. LAMB, Begs to inform the Inhabitants of Pontypool and neighbourhood that he has taken the PONTYMOIL COAL YARD OF THE BRYNDU COAL COMPANY. ORDERS PUNCTUALLY ATTENDED TO. ORDERS TAKEN AT THE HOUSE— 11, JOHN STREET, PONTYPOOL. VOLUNTEER ORDERS. ST MONMOUTHSHIRE VOLUNTEER i ARTILLERY, W.D.R.A., No. 3 Battery of Position.—Orders for the week ending 21st October :—Monday, 7.30 p.m., Carbine Drill; Tuesday, 7.30 p.m., Band Practice Wednesday, 7 30 p.m., Carbine Drill Thursday, 7.30 pjn., Band Practice Friday, 7.30 p.m., Carbine Drill. —Memo Every member is requested to bring his belt and frog with him when attending drill. Carbine Competition on Saturday, 21st inst. Parade at Drill Hall 4 p.m.—On duty Lieut. G. E. Llewelyn, Sergt. S. Evans, Corpl. T. Jones, Bomb. J. Parry, Trumpeter H. Jefferis.—J. FOOT, sergeant, for officer commanding Drill Station.
ano ratbs. MARRIAGE. BURGOYNE—HARRIS.—On September 20th, at Panteg Church, by the Rev. W. N. G. Elliot, B.A., Alfred, youngest son of John Burgoyne, Pontypool, to Florence, only daughter of Joseph Harris, Oaafield House, Pontypool Road. DEATHS. October 6, at Upper George-street, Pontypool, aged 62 years, Mr. Charles Slade, painter. On the 6th inst., at Pontypool Union Infirmary, Thomas Morgan, aged 73 years, farm labourer, of the parish of Goytrey. On Octr. 7th, at Northumberland House, Fins- bury, London, in his 70th year, the Revd. J. E. Dovey, formerly of Lowestoft and Edinburgh. October 11, at Pontypool Uniot Infirmary, aged 78 years, Mr. John Jones, pedlar, recently of the parish of Trevethin, formerly of Balti- more, Maryland, and citizen of the United States.
DISTRESS AT SEBASfOPOL. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,-I should like to call the attention of the many readers of the Free Press to the distress in Sebastopol and Griffithstown through the steel works being idle. I think something ought to be done to relieve those suffering from want. I myself and many others are days with scarcely a bit to eat. I've been obliged to sell and pledge nearly every- thing I was possessed of. Now, I think it is time some of those who have plenty should try to relieve us a little. There is one very good thing done- there are dinners given to children at the Drill Hall; but there are many coming there who don't need it, as their fathers and brothers have been working all along. Yours truly, ONE IN DISTRESS.
WANTED, A FOOD INSPECTOR. To the Editor of the Free JPrcss. if an inspector under the Food ajid Drugs Act were to pay us an occa- sional visit in this county. Last week some sheep's liver, bought of a butcher, was brought to my house, m which, on examination, I discovered evidence of a disease known as Ihstenia Hvpat iexm, commonly called liver rot. This is a disease from which on certain landst large numbers of sheep die-generally in spring. Livers of sheep so affected are not, I should say, fit for human food. For the benefit of the uninitiated, I may explain t; liver rot "consists of the presence in the liver, burrowing through it, of a number of small gall-coloured, pale-green creatures of the shape ot a ieaf j aizeftom one half to threequarters of an inch W and about a quarter to halt an inch in breadth Yours, etc., HOUSEHOLDER.
ABERSYCHAN UNITED GOSPEL TOTAL ABSTIrsENCL SOCIETY. To the Editov of the Pree Press* Dear Sir,Judging by the meagre attendance at a meeting of the above, the Temperance folk of Abersychan are, with a few exceptions, all in the arms of Morpheus. Publicans have it nearly all their own way, and that even strikes any more than Acts of Parliament do not succeed to make men and women sober is quite evident from the scenes wit- nessed during the past week. People wet their whistles as well as ever. It is nothing unusual to meet on the streets men three sheets in the wind, and women, too, half-seas over, and little children, shoeless, ill-fed, and naked, translated into beer porters. Shall a word of appeal be addressed to the Temperance men and women and the religious com- munity of Abersychan for help to bear the Tem- perance standard? Let, us show our colours, sound the alarm, &nd raise the cry u Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise:' '• \Voe Ullto him that giveth his neighbour drink that puttest the bottle to him and makest him drunken •" also Woe unto them that rise up earlv in the 'morning that they may follow strong-drink • that continue until night, till wine inflame them.' Yours, REFORMER.
DISESTABLISHMENT. Ttp the Editor (of the Free Press. Dear Sir.—In a remarkable essay on "The rights and responsibilities of Labour," written expressly for Lloyd s ^eeily by^the Right Hon. W. E. Glad- stone, and published May 4th. 1890, I find these ™rd^lea?ed from ancient Philosophy corruption ot the best thing is the very worst a fur us^ji°U8 Commoner continues. The deepest among aH the dyes of human guilt are those to be found within the Christian pale. Though the Gospel at its threshold teaches humility ^on'.yetl> under an infallible law, Christianity, by bringing the mind and life out of anarchy into order, begets power, power begets en- joyment, enjojment begets temptation in its thou- sand tor ms, by temptation yielded to the spirit is again enslaved the seven devils find entrance, and the last state of the man is worse than the first." These words are sad. but true in all ages of the world, with all sorts and conditions of men, en- dorsed by the Great Teacher, who is the Master, for x? sufficient reason that He never yielded to these manifold temptations. As with men, so with institutions and the last state of an institution such as a State Church, according .L.- .L.1. _.c_L"- 110 F, u miamoie law mentioned above, is worse than the first. There was a great fire in Newfoundland some time ago thousands were burnt out of house and home. but the bishop stood amongst the ruins, and coolly asked for £ 10,000 to build up a cathedral. It is a common thing among the cleigy to ask for money; not a little will satisfy them, not thousands even, but hundreds of thousands for a Church house or a cathedral. Look at the Birmingham Congress, in the midst of all the destitution and poverty of the working classes, while thousands of men. women, and little children, who have less connection with the great strike than the bishops themselves, are suffering the greatest privation, in bare1 shelters may- be, but wanting food, want* ing fire, and poorly clad. The starva- tion of the poor is an everyday occurrence now it is always familiar when brought about by strikes, or a lock out, or what may be thousrht the play of the natural forces and the fluctuations of trade. What did the bishops do in the Midlands Conference ? They asked for £ 100.000 to endow a Bishop, that he may become like one of themselves, accustomed to luxury and selfishness, to be clothed in soft raiment, faring sumptuously everv day, while Lazarus is outside his gate apart from his view of life, and away from his sympathies. While Lazarus may call for redress or reform of any long- standing abuse, these rich bishops obstruct and oppose and so it will be until the people carry the theory of our Government into practice. Thus the corruption of the best thing has become the worst thing the bishops and clergy have yielded to the manifold temptations arising from the abuse of power. Enslaved by wealth, engrossed with the influences of the world which they obtained under false pretences, forgetting the injunction of the Eastern sage to purchase the next world with this one. they reversed the order, and sacrificed that for this, pretending all the while to give them Heaven whom they have robbed of!earth or to continue, in the words of Churchill (a clergyman too) :— The times have been when priests have dared to tread, Proud and insulting on their monarch's head. When, whilst they made religion a pretence. Out of the world they banished common sense. Yes. sir, those Churchmen who presumed to ask for £ 100,000 at the Birmingham Church Congress, were devoid of common humanity, to say nothing of common sense. Proof positive was afforded us that they love pelf and power far more than they care for the people. ó, We seek not yours but you," said the apostle, but these Churchmen practically alter the text. With foreheads of triple brass they say boldly, We seek yours, not you." The entrance of seven devils is hardly enough to account for it all, but we know the number seven has a mystical signification. To the average reader it means quite enough. We do not wish people to become too familiar with these evil spirits. One of the very first to enter is a love of power, a desire to rule over others, to "lord it over God's heritage"; closely following him comes another devil in the covetous desire to become possessors of all things in heaven and earth. The Church in her historical aspect became possessed by these, the other little crowd soon followed, and finding the house swept and garnished." they seemed to have made a home in the Church, to have settled down comfortably— that is so far as evil spirits can be quiet and com- fortable. If we trace the history of the Church from Constantine to the Birmingham Congress. what do we find 1 Tne spirit of unity lost, love of the brethren waning. Hilary says, about 350 A.D., We cannot be ignorant that since the Council of Nice we have done nothing but make creeds there is hardly anyone that adheres to Jesus Christ." In the fifth century monks appeared in the Church with various forms of self-righteousness, self- torture, and self-merit; so many imitations of .Paganism that Lunahius said of them, There is a race called monks, men indeed in form, but hogs in life, and the city of Alexandria dreaded these mad enthusiasts more than an orderly enemy." Soon after, the worship of the Virgin and images followed, Mahometanism and Popery sprang out of corruptions not far apart in point of time, and at the end of the sixth century Augustine came to our country, and trusted more to political methods in his mission than instructions in the truth. A favourite device of his was to get the people on the banks of the Thames, then give them the choice of being drowned or baptised. They chose the lesser evil, and so became Christians. From that day to this, the Church has leaned far too much on policy, unwilling to trust the truth as it is in Jesus. But the mask is to come off; the profound policy is of no avail; she must stand forth a spectacle for men and angels. She elects to be tried by law, not by love; by dignities, rather than use. She will be judged by him who once was the carpenter of Nazareth. Moses and David, shepherds Elisha, the ploughman; Gideon, the thresher Peter, James, and John, the tentmaker, will testify against her. Yours, &c., MOIUS.
LOCAL NEWS. LORD TREDEGAR'S AGRICULTURAL SHOWS.- We understand that Lord Tredegar has fixed the date of his annual cattle and poultry shows for November 21st and 22nd next. FAIR.—The October Fair was held on Tuesday, sheep being penned in a field near St. James's Church as a result of the new market building operations. The stock on offer was greatly in excess of the demand, and trade was anything but brisk. A LOCAL MINISTER AT LYDBROOK. The anniversary of the Baptist Charch at Lydbrook, Gloucester, was held last Sunday, when two appropriate sermons were preached by the Rev. T. L. Thomas, Pontypool. In the afternoon, a cantata, David, the Shepherd Boy," was ably performed by the Sunday scholars and teachers. The congregations were large, and the collections liberal. SUCCESS OF MR. JOHN M. CHURCHILL.—We are very pleased to hear that Mr. John M. Churchill has been awarded one of the seven scholarships offered by the Monmouthshire County Council to students of Technical Instruc- tion Classes in Monmouthire. Mr. Churchill is nowentitled-,to three years free attendance at the loctures and in the laboratories of the scientific, and technical -dspairtmeau oi Cardiff University College, with JE40 per annum. He commenced studies there on Monday. ( MISHAP ON THE RAILWAY. — A breakdown occurred on the Great Western Railway near Trosnant Junction on Saturday afternoon last, which delayed the working of traffic for a con- siderable time. At about 4.15, a passenger train having not long before passed up, a train was being made up at the junction, when the two last trucks (one loaded with coal) got off the rails, completely blocking both lines. As soon as possible the breakdown gang was despatched to the scene, and after a delay of about an hour and a-half traffic was resumed. LICENSING SESSIONS AT USK.—At Usk, on Monday, the Licensing Committee sat for the purpose of confirming licenses, &c. There were present Mr. S. C. Bosanquet (chairman) Messrs. J. G. James, F. J. Mitchell, and E. J. Phillips. —Mr. W. H, V. Bythway applied for the con- firmation of an order of removal of the sweet licence held by JohnFurlow, of Pontypool, from Crane-street to 20, George-street, Pontypool. Granted.—Mr. T. G. Powell applied for a con- firmation of an order for a seven days' licence in lieu of a six days' in connection with the Rhydy- blew Inn, near Ebbw Vale. The seven days' licence was some years ago allowed to lapse, and a new order was now necessary. The applica- tion was granted, on condition that one of the doors of the inn was closed. BAPTIST MISSIONS.—The service at Crane- street Chapel on Sunday last had special reference to the work of the Baptist Missionary Society. In the morning the pastor (the Rev. J. Williams) preached an appropriate sermon the pulpit in the evening being occupied by the Rev. J. Martin, missonary from India, who delivered an interesting address on the origin and progress of the Telugu Mission, and made an eloquent appeal for increased financial support. — On Tuesday evening the annual public meeting was held in Crane-street Chapel, Dr. Edwards pre- siding. The Rev. G. Hughes, of India, was the deputation, the other speakers being the Rev. J. Williams, Dr. Edwards, and the Rev. D. R. Jenkins, Upper Trosnant. There was a small attendance, the weather being extremely unfavourable. RESIGNATION OF THE CHIEF CONSTABLE.— Major Edmund Herbert, chief constable of the county of Monmouth, has tendered his resigna- tion, which will probably come into effect at the end of the year. The causes assigned for this step are advanced age and somewhat uncertain health. Major Herbert has held the position of chief constable of the county for 36 years, having been appointed to the post in 1857, when the constabulary were formed. It may be within the recollection of many of our readers that Major Herbert wished to resign about five years ago, but that he was induced to retain the posi- tion on its being represented that inconvenience might be caused by a change at that time, inas- much as the new police authority was then coming into power under the Act of 1888. Major Herbert s present decision is, we believe, analterable. TABERNACLE CHAPEL.—The harvest thanks- giving services were held on Sunday last, and attracted very large congregations. The chapel was, as usual, very tastefully decorated (Mrs. and the Misses Robinson taking a prominent part), a large quantity of fruit, Sowers, and vegetables having been kindly forwarded by the members of the church and congregation. The Rev. H. B. Robinson, the pastor, officiated at each service, and preached seriftonB suitable to the season. The afternoon service was of a more varied character, and selos by Miss Parker and Miss Hopkins, a duet by Miss Edith Yem and Miss Edith Davios, and recitations by several scholars. All were tastefully rendered. A special feature of the proceedings was the taking farewell of Miss Edwards, the teacher of the young women's Bible class Miss Lilian Edwards, one of junior teachers: Miss Mam" Edwards, and Master Austin Edwards (of the College, who, are leaving the town for Cardiff), to each ot whom was presentea a beautifully-bound Bible, bearing an appropriate inscription. Tho presentation was made by the Rev. H. B. Robinson. Dr. Edwards, in acknow- ledging the gifts, expressed the pleasure the recipients had felt for years past in their associa- tion with the Tabernacle Church and Sunday School. He rejoiced in the success of both church and school, and wished them very pros- perity for the future.—On Monday evening a brief service was held, at the close of which the fruits, &c., were disposed of in the Schoolroom for the benefit of the poor of the church.—It should be added that throughout the services the choir, conducted by Mr. o. Fisher, discharged their duties with their qocnatoxnod eflicieuoy. THE PONTYPOOL AND DISTRICT HOMING SOCIETY, judging from entrance fees paid. will be successful. Special meeting at Horse Shoe Hotel. Poutnewynydd. October 14th. at 7 p.m. Members, and intending members, respectfully invited. Important.—B. Vaughan, secretary. Osborne-road, Pontypool. THE BIRTH OF MR. HANEURY'S HEIR.—The following letter has been received by the Presi- dent of the Pontypool Chamber of Trade 3, Great Stanhope-street. Oct. 9th, 1893.—Dear Mr. Moseley, Pray convey to the Pontypool Chamber of Trade my warmest thanks for the telegram to congratulate us on the birth of a son. I am pleased to be able to give the best account of both mother and child.—Yours truly, JOHN HAXBrRY." YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. From an advertisement in another coiumn it will be seen that the above Association will hold a meeting at Crane-street Chapel next Thurs- day evening, when the Rev. J. Williamson, of Charles-street, Cardiff, and the Rev. J. Williams, of Crane-street, will deliver addresses. In the afternoon, from 5 to 7, the president will be pleased to meet a large number of young men to sit down to a free tesT which will be served at the Waverley Tc-ra rance Hotel. All young men are cordially invited. INQUEST.—An inquest was held at the Town Hall on Thursday last by Mr. ill. Roberf-s-Jones, coroner, concerning the death of Charles Henry Cottrell, son of James Cottrell, living at No. 60, George-street. Pontypool, who died suddenly on Wednesday, the 11th inst.—Mr. Naish was the foreman of the jury.—Elizabeth Cottrell, mother of the deceased, said the child was six months old. They did not expect it to live on the day it was born. On Wednesday morning, when be got up, about 3 o'clock, the child was very ill wurse than usual. She did not do anything then as she thought it would revive. She gave it the breast, and it took it for about five minutes. When she pulled it away the child was dead. It died from convulsions. It had been ill before, and the doctor then ordered her to put it in a Nth of mustard and water.-Cross-exam;lned by the coroner, witness said she had had two inquests in the family. The verdict brought in then was that of death from convulsions. She had herself been subjeet to fits.-Ellen Price, midwife, said she attended the last witness during her confinement. Neither of her children was strong, and the deceased was very much smaller and weaker than the other. She thought death was due to convulsions and constitutional causes. She had no fault to find with anyone.- The Coroner, addressing the jury, pointed out that from the evidence given they could come to no other conclusion than death from natural causes.—The jury agreed, and a verdict was returned accordingly. The Coroner then addressed the mother, warning her to be very careful in future, and not to let so long a time elapse before they sent for a doctor the next time a child was ill. TREVETHIN HARVEST FESTIVAL.—The Har- vest Thanksgiving was held at TrevethinChurch on Thursday week. Holy Communion was ad- ministered at 8.30 a.m., and evening service was held at 7.30 p.m. The church was simply but tastefully decorated. There was a large congre- gation, the sacred edifice being full. The Rev. G. G. Williams intoned the prayers, the first lesson was read by the Rev. W. D. I. Macintosh, and the second by the Rev. J. P. Davies. The service was fully choral, the music being Maunder's in C, the psalms-the 65th and 145th —being taken to chants by Battishill and Forster The anthem was Sing praises to God," by Her- bert C. Wareing, the solo in which was sung with great taste and expression by Mr. Godfrey C. Wood. The hymns selected were Come, ye thankful peeple, come Holy is the seed-time and Holy Offerings rich and rare." The sermon was preached by the Rev. J. T. Harding, M.A., vicar of Rockfield. At the conclusion of the service Stewart's Te Deum in G was sung as an act of thanksgiving. The members of the choir, under the choir- master and organist, Mr, W. H. Haskins, mustered in strong force, and the entire service was bright and hearty.
ABERCARN. MINERS' BALLOT.—The ballot to test the feel- ing of the Celyneu workmen as to rejoining the Miners' Federation of Great Britain was taken on Thursday week. The counting was proceeded with at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, and the result was made known about 8.15 p.m., as follows :— For the Federation, 688 against, 584 majority, 102. There were nine spoilt votes. PERSONAL.—We are pleased to learn that Messrs. James Davies and A. D. Thomas, of Abercara. Schools, have both won scholarships for entering college. Mr. Davies. -intends going to Carmarthen College at the end of the year. They have been trained by Mr. Hughes, bead master, to whom great credit is due. Both young gentlemen are to be congratulated upon their success. POLICE COURT.—On Monday-before Mr. John Green, J.P.-Edwin Reed, Abercarn, was charged with being drunk on Sunday night. Prisoner, who is an old offender, was fined 15s and costs or seven days.—Samuel Cambridge, tramping labourer, a native of Fishponds, near Bristol,was charged with the theft of a shovel, a pick, and three mason's hammers, the property of Mr. Cox, Cross Keys, on the 6th inst. Prisoner was remanded in custody till Friday's Petty Sessions. GOOD TEMPLARY.—On Tuesday last the Good Samaritan Lodge of the I.O.G.T. accepted an invitation to visit the Excelsior Lodge, iNew- bridge. Mr. W. E. Beacham. C.T., Abercarn, presided. Songs were rendered by Miss E. Davies, Evangelists Evansiand John, and recitations were given by S. Price, Miss M. R. Price, Mr. W. Davies, and the Chairman. After the entertain- ment, tea was partaken of in the vestry of the chapel. Votes of thanks to the Abercarn Lodge for the programme, and to Newbridge Lodge for the invitation terminated the proceedings.
ABERSYCHAN. WEDDING.—At the Congregational chapel, Mr. Herbert Williams and Miss Selina Penhale, both of High Street, Abersychan, were united in holy wedlock. The nuptial tie was made in the presence of the registrar by the Rev. J. L. Jones, pastor. The happy couple left the chapel amidst showers of rice, expressive of the good wishes of their friends. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES were held at the English Congregational Church on Sunday week, when two sermons bearing on the on were preached by the pastor, in the morning on They joy before Thee according to the joy in harvest," Isaiah i*. 3i. ?mif Thev saw God, and cud eat and drink, Exod. xxiv 11 —The anniversary services were held on Sunday last, when three able sermons were greached b* the Rev. -J. A. Jenkins, B.A., lardiff. Collections were made during the day for the building funds, and, following so closely upon the strike, were quite satisfactory. UNITED GOSPEL TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.—A meeting of this Society was held on Thursday evening, the 5th inst., at the English Congrega- tional Schoolroom—Mr. W. Mages in the chair- when it was unanimously decided to resume the the Sunday-night United Temperance Meetings for the ensuing winter season. The first meet- ing will be held next Sunday night, at 8 o'clock, in the Wesleyan Schoolroom. Among other matters transacted at this meeting was the election of officers, viz., President, Mr. J.Small; vice-presidents, Messrs. Richard Browru Ellis, Gay, and Richard Winsor, Baptist Mission; secretary, Rev. J. L. Jones (re-elected) assis- tant-secretary, Mr. P. S. Jenkins; treasurer, Mr. W. Maggs. ANNIVERSARY. The Primitive Methodists held their chapel anniversary on Sunday, when the circuit minister, the Rev. J. Wilsm, preached in the morning and evening, and the Rev. J. G. Watts, of Pontnewynydd, in the afternoon. The sermons were delivered with ability and power, and were listened to with much interest by the congregations. On Monday evening, the Rev. J. Wilson delivered his lecture, entitled ""The Genesis of Nonconformity," treating his subject in a masterly manner. Mr. W. Lewis, of Glan- sychan House, presided, and, in introducing the lecturer,gave a pertinent and instructive address. The attendance was good, and the collections *•1 11 1 i 1 iL i were iiDerai. i ne lecturer was nearuiy manKea for his services. A vote of thanks to the chair- man for presiding and for his liberal donation brought a very successful anniversary to a close. We understand the oollections were in aid of the fund for the new chapel, the erection of which will be commenced at once. SUDDEN DEATH OF A CHILD.—On Friday afternoon, Mr. M. Roberts Jones, coroner, held an inquest at the Police Station, as to the death of Albert, aged 2 years and 3 months, the child of Albert Williams, a collier, of -1, Elizabeth Row, British, who died on the previous Wednes- day.—The father deposed that he took the child for a walk on Monday morning, when it seemed in its usual health. It partook of drink, and afterwards went to sleep with its mother, who was unwell. Deceased passed a bad night, and at 5 a.m. the mother noticed a red marc on its groin, and sent witness for medical aid. The child became convulsed, and died on the follow- ing day. TAitnfss could not account f( mark at all, aud did not know that the chi. h id a faii.-Dr. A. A. Peil. assistant t Mulligan, said be was called in on Ti morning, and found the child suffering as Ibed. v itness noticed the mark 0:1 the which in his opinion was t he result of an and brought about convulsions which dea.th. itness could not get anj" icfori respecting the child having had a fall. father, recalled, said the mother knew n of trcechild having injured itself in any The jury returned a verdict of "Death natural causes." UNDENOMINATIONAL ADULT BIBLE Cl On Sunday, the above class held their m< meeting, under the presidency of Mr. Wirchell, when tire programme givtn belc rendered ky members of the class, to thee and profit of a. jargt; audience. At the many expressed their desire to become me and bad their names enrolled. The spea Messrs. E. Jones, T. Jones, F. Orlar, 2 amith acquitted themselves nicely, aitho some cases it was their first attempt. They iargel,\ on the benefits they had derived tl attending the class, and urged all present come members. Those named below rei tneir soios, &c., very creditably, and the monthly Stuiday is anticipated with inc pleasure. The progmmme was as folic JSolo, 1 have a Saviour,>He is pleadinir in £ Miss E. Green hv e minutes' address. 3Xr. J Jones solo, "Aimost persuaded," Mr W. B five minutes' adur-:js, Mr. F. Orlar: sol rise and shine." Miss L. Bridle; five mi address, Mr. T. Jones duet, The n ship," Messrs. Lloyd and Rogers recitatio R. Trump solo, The model church," Mr. Beard; five minutes' address, Mr. F. S quartette, God is a spirit" Messrs. Weavt party solo, Mr. Leyshon Davies solo, "0 of words the sweetest," Mrs. E. Davies Have courage, my boy, te aay no," iir.W. R Conductor, Ivlr. W. Weaver; accompanist A. Davies.
ABERTILLYRY. SERIOUS EPIDEMICS. Abertillery Board's medical officer has reported that s< cases of enteric fever had appeared at Pa pudden, one of which had proved fatal. attributed the outbreak to the drinking of in. pure surface water. Measles in that district had caused more deaths than any other disease during AGi.ana- Tbe disease h^J almost vanished in Abertillery, but had broken out with great violence in Owmtillery, where it appeared to be of a malignant character. The death-rate for the quarter was 38 per 1,000, which was due to the prevalence of measles, scarlet fever, whooping cough, diarrhoea, enteric fever, erysipelas and puerperal fever, by which ailments 47 persons had been carried off. He strongly advocated greater stringency in enforcing the sanitary laws. CHAMBER OF TRADE.—Mr. S. Tilney presided at the monthly meeting of this Chamber, and there were also present Messrs. "lq. Jones, C.C., W. R. Haylings, Hobkirk, Samuels, Griffiths, A. P. Williams, Phillips, Dagger, S. Mills, Cattee, T. W. Allen, and C. W. Carpenter (sec.)-A- letter was read from the Blaenavon Chamber respecting telephonic communication, and the secretary was entrusted with the duty of acquainting the Blaenavoa Claamber, with the steps already taken in the matter.—Serious com- plaints having been made with regard to smoky fuels at Six Bells, the Chamber decided to urge the local authorities to enforce the law in this respect, so that the nuisance might be abated.— The communications with landowners regarding a site for the proposed recreation ground and public park were proceeding in a satisfactory manner.—The Artizans' Dwelling Act is to be discussed at the next meeting of the Chamber. EVENING CLASSES. — The Technical Instruc- tion Committee have again arranged a splendid series of classes for the ensuing winter. These comprise classes in art (freehand, perspective, and model), in science, geometry, magnetism and electricity, botany, mathematics, agricul- ture, mining, hygiene, geology, steam, machine drawing, and applied mechanics. In addition to the above, a course of lectures on ambulance will be given by Dr. Williams, and another on sick nursing and ambulance by Miss Stocker. Miss Batten, of the South Kensington School of Cookery, will also deliver a course of cookery demonstration lectures during October and No- vember, and Professor Small and Mr. Shegog will discourse on ''Air and water" during the months of February and March. The evening continuation classes have again been arranged. Mr. W. B. Hairison was elected chairman of the committee Mr. Titus Phillips, treasurer; the Rev. T. Griffiths, secretary and Messrs. A. Tilney and J. Gunter, auditors. Mr. Stewart and Mr. Mark Ashley were added to the com- mittee.
BLAENAVON. FAILURE OF A COFFEE-HOTTSE YLEFPER.A. meeting; t* £ th* creditors of John Howe, coffee- house keeper and insurance agent, IvJ>r &tr»et, Blaenavon, was held on Friday at the offices of the Official Receiver at Merthyr. The state- ments of affairs showed gross liabilities amount- ing to £249 Is. 10d., of which fl59 14s. Id. was set down as being expected to rank for dividend. The netlassets available for distribution were returnedjat £ 33 14s., thus leaving a deficiency of 1:126 Os. ld. The debtor attributed his- failure to bad trade and sickness in his family.
EBBW VALE. DISPUTE AT THE COLLIERIES.—For some time a considerable amount of friction has. been, shewn by the colliers against the few Federation men working at the different pits. On Friday it culminated m a meeting being held, at which it was resolved that books be provided at the top. of each pit, to be signed by each man for or against the Sliding Scale." This will,, it is hoped.. terminate all dispute, as it is obviously unfair for part of the men to refrain from paying to- wards a system under which they all benefit. The hauliers' dispute has also been amicably settled, and everything is going on with its accus- tomed regularity. MARItIAGF,On Monday last, the marriage of the Rev. J. Vaughan, son of Mr. Da Vaughau, carpenter and builder, Tredegar, and Miss Mary Emily Turner, head mistress of Briery-hill Girls School, was celebrated at the English Wesleyan Chapel, James-street, before a large number of friends, the sacred edifice being crowded. During the time Misw Turner has had charge of the above sclwoi8 she has made & host of friends by her tmfailing: courtesy to everybody. She w» .• very enthusiastic teacher, and never failed to win the children's sympathy. She will be very much missed, and will sail for America, her future home, with many substan- tial tokens of the goodwill of both the children under her charge and the inhabitants of the town generally. HARVEST THANKSGIVING. 6n Wednesday last, harvest thanksgiving services were held in Christ Church. The church had been very taste- fully decorated by the ladies of the congrega- tion, including Mrs. J. W. Davies (Hillsida House), Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Davies. and Misa Davies (Eureka-place), Miss Jones (Nook), Mrs. Gibbon, the Misses Gibbon, Mas. Tamplin, Miss Pether, Mrs. A. Parry, &c., &e. At the after- noon service, the Rev. T. Theophilua, vicar of Tredegar, preached an excellent seiaaon to large congregation. At the evening service, the Rev. T. R. Sees and the Rev. T. Thomas, curate of Tredegar,, read the lessons, and tihe sermon was-preachea by the Rev. James 3Sbi«an, vicar- of Penmark. Special chants and a»thems had. been prepared by Mr. J. Lewis, chwøaster, and wøe excellently rendered by the r.
GOYTJtE. HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—A harvest thanks- giving service was held a* Sacon ChapeL on Wednesday evening. The chapel was very mceiy aecoratea with cero* irmt, ana nowers. There was a crowded congregation present. The preacher was the Bev. HL B. Robinson, of Pontypool, who delivered an elequent aad appropriate sermon.
Poi*Tina WY NYDD. WESLEYAN CHAPEL.-For particulars of the, special services in connection with the opening of the new schoolroom oar readers are referred to the advertisement. ANNIVERSARY.—The first anniversary of the I Band of Hope ia connection with the Richmond- road Baptist Charch was held oo feunday^when two sermons were preached by Rev. D. M. Davies, B.A. Griffithstown, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. In the afternoon a service of song entitled Mother's last words was given by the Band of Hope, conducted by Mr. T. Powell. Accom- panist, Mr. G. Cantle reader, Rev. D. M. Davies. The whole of the services were well attended, and the collections were fairly good. Great credit is due to Mr. T. Powell for the excellent manner in which the service of song was rendered.
UPPER CWMBRAN. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS. Mr. W. E. Richards has succeeded in obtaining a Queen s scholarship. He proceeds with good wishes from the neigh- bourhood to Aberystwith University, with every prospect of a prosperous career. (Di&rtct New continue on page 8.)