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The County Observer Forty-sixth Year of Publication. o -1 Scale for Advertisements. PER INSERTION. OffifStalAnnouncementsSingle Column. Parliamentary Addresses.. I Legal Notices j 6d. per line. Prospectuses of Companies ) Election Addresses ') :operty and Stock Sales Auction Sales "Municipal and other bodies ) Ordinary Notices j 38. per inch in depth. TBalatice Sheets.. ■Statements of Accounts. Houses Wanted Houses to Let Entertainments 1 Agricultural Shows. ) Subscription Liats. y [So 6d. per inch. Wed4ing Presents J ■Mil. "-J— !l SMALL PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. Servants Wanted. 12 words 18 words 24 words Situations Vacant. Apartments Wanted Apartments to Let f 6d. 9d. 19. Money t9 Lend. Articles Lost. Articles Found.. Articles for Sale J Three weeks for double above charges. Must be paid for when the order is given, or double the above scale charges will be made. Remittances received in Postage Stamps. T—^— JPrinfing of every/ Description ATTCTIONEEES' Particulars, Posters, & Catalogues. .'So:m:zCTORS' Prospectuses, Lithographic Maps, & Plan.. TEADESMEN'B Cards, Bill Heads, & Note Headings. All communications to J. H. CLARK, C/OCHKTY OBSERVE, Office, USK, Monmouthshire. = I WANTED, good GENERAL SERVANT.— W Apply, with reference, Mrs. PERCY AULT, TJek. ANTED, FOUR WOOI)CUTTERS.-Apply, Vv J. H. KNIGHT, Wood turnery Works, Uak, Mon. REQUIRED, 20th December, frood PLAIN COOK. Wages £ 18.—Apply, with reference, COOK. Wages £ 18.—Apply, with reference, at MAESDEEWEN, Pontypool. CHRISTMAS CARDS for FOREIGN POST. C AGE; ALL NEW.—E. K. JONES, Stationer, Tfek. FOR SALE, HEALTHY YOUNG FER- RETS.—Apply, MADDOCKS, Llanllowel], TJ&k. Elver lTsk: about a Mile of Fishing (both sides part of the distance), THREE WELL-KNOWN SALMON CATCHES TO LET, BY TENDER, TROSTREY LODGE," CLYTHA, Monmouthshire, with Stables, Coach-house, Outbuildings, about 36 Acred of Land (none arable), and about a Mile of Excellent Salmon and Trout Fishery in the River Usk. The House stands high, about 200 yards from the 'Fishery, and contains Twenty-three Rooms, besides large .arched Cellaries, Pantries, etc. For further particulars, apply to GARDNERS, Solicitors, Abergavenny, to whom Tenders should be Bent before NOVEMBER 30th, 1900. -» Comity Courts in Circuit 24. COURTS will be held at the several Court-towns on this Circuit, before Hia Honour JUDGE OWEN, the Judge thereof, on the days and at the time hereunder mentioned:— Time, a.m. Nov. Dec. Jan. Chepstow IQ 5 3 7 Barry 10 6 4 8 Cardiff 10 7 5 9 10 8 6 10 „ 10 9 7 11 „ 10 10 H 12 AbergaTenny 10 10 Blaenavon 10 12 14 Tredegar 9.30 13 11 15 Pontypool 10 14 12 16 Newport 10.30 16 13 17 11 16 14 18 "Monmouth 10 20 18 22 Iloss 9.30 — 1 — Crickhowell.. 11 15 Usk 11.30 11 — ESTABLISHED T85f. n ou v n BIRKBECK BANK n n Southampton Bldngs., Chancery Lane, London, W.O. CURRENT ACCOUNTS A° on the minimum monthly balances, fy Oi /0 when not drawn below £ 100. 2 DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS 2 /o ondemand* 2 /o STOCKS AND SHARES Stocks and Shares purchased and sold for cnstomWB. Tli* BIRKBBOK ALMANAOK, with full putfonlK* P FRANCIS RLVExacRoIT, m,=,sgtr JeUphone Ko. 5 Holborn. Telegraphic Aidreu: "BIRKBBCK, LONDON." OURE FOR ISMItMEY CHIMJVMlTS Get a hatchet, chop up all the ricketty furniture you have had from inexperienced House Furnishers, who know about as much of the business as the business knows of them, pile the broken rubbish in the grate, and set the same on fire. This will rid you of the sight and annoyance of worthless goods, and coax the most obstinate chimney into a proper performance of its duty. Should the process set the chimney on fire, it will re- move the accumulation of soot, leave the chimney quite clean, and show you conclusively that it shoii,d have been swept. You will then re-furnish with goods supplied by B E VA N AL%T I-) COMPANY (LIMITED), And known throughout Wales as THE CARDIFF FURNISHERS Whose experience of half-a-century and whose position as the Largest Furnishers in the Principality are sufficient guarantees that none but thoroughly reliable goods will be supplied. HAVE YOU SEEN In their windows the following wonderfully cheap lot? 1 Leather Cloth Suite, consisting of couch, two easy chairs, and six small chairs. 1 Bevelled-plate Overmantel, in walnut frame. 1 five-pillar Walnut Inlaid Loo Table. 1 handsome Bordered Tapestry Carpet. 1 ditto Hearth Rug to match. 3 Brass Rod Fender; 1 Set Fire Brasses, and 1 pair Lace Curtains. THE WELOLJU LOT ONLY W 0" 17 6 BE VAN I COMPANY !;I IMMENSE SELECTION! MARVELLOUS PRICES! FREE DELIVERY! Clarence Street and Hanbury-Road, PONTYPOOL. ALSO AT SWANSEA, NEWPORT, & CARDIFF. CLOTHING A BIG STOCK OF NEW GOODS FOR THE SEASON AT SIMPSON'S, I PONTYPOOL. Inspection Invited. m — T WW m' ,I'HOLLO A Y'S JRAL PILLS ARE A SURE CURE FOR INDIGESTION and its attendant ailments, such as BILIOUSNESS, SICK HEADACHE, dlllPlfV<*a, IraL Pains in the Chest and Side, BAD APPETITE, NAUSEA, GIDDINESS, &e. AND WILL BE FOUND WITHOUT EQUAL for the USE of FEMALES. ■» NEVER BE WITHOUT THEM, AND \lM 1 DO HOT BE PERSUADED TO TAKE SUBSTITUTES. 1 Manufactured only at 78, New Oxford Street, London; sold by all Chemists and MedicineVendocs. I———— ■ ■ ——I i — f g- FRUIT FRUIT FRUIT -X- 0 0 CURRANTS—Quality offered is excellent and prices moderate. RAISINS—Fine to very finest procurable in Stoclc. SULTANAS-Prices are high for really Good Fruit. PROVISIONS. PROVISIONS. PROVISIONS. BACON AND HAMS A SPECIALITY. YOUR ATTENTION INVITED. ALEB, I7%RI:JSR%3S9 ..A..N"D SPIRITS. WORTHING 10$b ALE in Bottle at Is. 9d. per dozen; Half-pints in fine condition. SPIRITS Gallons and half-gallons supplied to the trade prices low. _h, Executors or the Late SSOLwabrd Jones, CENTRAL SUPPLY STORES, USK. -¡,¡.i..2.Jõ1:J. Administrative County of Monmouth. Diseases of Animals Acts, 1891 and 1306 OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Local Authority of the County of Monmouth that the Board of Agriculture did, on the 13th day of November instant, by virtue and in exercise of the powers in them vested under the Diseases of Animals Acts, 1894 and 1896, and of every other power enabling them in that behalf, order as follows That the date on which the Order of the Board of the 17th day of November, 1899, prohibiting the holding of a market or fair of cattle, sheep, or swine in any highway or thoroughfare within the Urban District of Usk, in the County of Monmouth, Bhall come into operation, be FURTHER ALTERED TO THE 1ST DAY OF MARCH, 1901. Dated at Newport, Mon., this 17th day of November, 1900. H. STAFFORD GUSTARD, Clerk to the Local Authority. WASTE PAPER FOR SALE, good and clean TT 8s. per cwt. — Apply at the COUNTY OBSBETBK Office, Usk. NEW DOUBLE-BREECH LOADER GUNS li FOR SALE, central fire, 12 bore, rebounding locks, top lever, left choke, pistol grip, spring fore-end, 3is.; With dolls head extension rib, 378. 6d.—BUNKING, Usk. County Intermediate School for I Girls, Abergavenny. IN accordance with the WELSH INTER- MEDIATE EDUCATION SCHEME for the County of Monmouth (Schedule V.), I am directed to GIVE NOTICE rpquiring the MANAGERS of each SCHOOL BOARD within the Abergavenny District to send to me on or before the 30TH DAY OF NOVEMBER INST, the NAMES of TWO CANDI- DATES, and the Managers of each Public Elementary School not provided by a School Board to send to me on or before the same date, the NAME ot ONE CANDIDATE for ELECTION as MEMBERS of the GOVERNING BODY of the above School. A Candidate need not be a member of the Electing Body and any Governor is eligible for re-election. The address and occupation of each Candidate must be given, and the nomination must be accom- panied by the written consent of the Candidate to serve on the Governing Body, if elected. The nomination jnd consent munt be received by me by the day named, or the nomination will be void. On receipt of the nominations, a voting pliper will be sent to each body entitled to vote in the Election. FRED BAKER-GABB. Clerk to the Managers. PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Executed at the "COUNTY ORSER VER" OFFICE. 1- le "Comty Observer" Newspaper an Priitii Company, Ltd. PUBLISHING OFFICES BRIDGE STREET, USK ¡f ! 'f3!in$3! has been established 45 years, and from the advantageous position of the Publishing Offices- IN THE CENTRE OF THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH —and its Circulation in the Rural and Agricultural Districts it stands PRE-EMINENT AS AN ADVERTISING MEDIUM For the Sale by Auction of Farming Stock, Produce, Furniture, and Landed Property for Wants of all kinds, &c within a radius of many miles It is read by all classes of the community, being essentially A FAillilLY PAPEIS combining Reports of Local Events (many not dealt with at all by other journals or very shortly noticed), Local Courts; County, District and Parish Councils, and other Public Bodies; with Interesting Notes on Local and General Current Topics, Sports, &c.; Historic Sketches; Field, Farm, and Garden Operations Housekeepers' Recipes; 'Ladies' Fashions; Art and Literature; Markets; A Serial Story; And a variety of other interesting reading matter. V Special Reports are given of the Meetings of the Monmouthshire County Council, the Monmouthshire Chamber of Agriculture7 fyc.9 With which no other Paper in the County attempts to vie. MONMOUTHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. Technical Instruction. Working Dairy School. rHE ANNUAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINA- TION for the County Medals, Scholarships for Cheese School, with Prizes for Batter, Cheese, Cider, Poultry, and Estss. with a Demonstration upon the Preparation of Poultry tor Market and the Table, will take place at the TOWN HALL, USK, On Thursday and Friday. the 13th and 14th December, 1000. LADY LLANGATTOCK has kindly promised to present the Medals, Scholarships. Certificates, and Prizes to the Successful Competitors at the TOWN HALL, UsK, on FRIDAY, the 14th DECEMBER, at 3 p.m. Entry Forms and full particulars mar be obtained from Mr. W. J. GRANT, Organising Agent in Agriculture, County Council Offices, Pentonville, Newport, Mon. (Signed) S. N. JONES, Chairman T.I. Committea; W. J. GRANT, Organising Agent. Notice is Hereby Given that AT THE GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the PEACE, held at Usk, in and for the County of Monmouth, ON THB 17TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 1900, The following Justices were appointed to exercise within the County, until the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions, 1901, the powers conferred by the Lunacy Act, 1890, upon the Judicial Authority, vizt^— Colonel Mausel, Lieut.-Col. W. H. Wheeley, J. Bishop, Frederick Humfrey, R. W. Kennard, J. O. Marsh, Frederick Erskine Paton, S. H. Steel, W. D. Steel, Esquires—Abergavenny tty Sessional Division. Lieut.-Col. W H. Powell, G. A. Brown, Rees T. E. Davies, J. D. James, George Joues, S. N. Jones, E. Phillips, James Phillips, Titus Phillips, W. E. Williams Esquires—Bedwellty Petty Sessional Division. D. W. Jenkins, John Lawrence, F. J. Mitchell, Charles Nicholson, T. Parry, A. M. Pilliner, Esquires-Caerleou Petty Sessional Division. Colonel W. E. Q. Curre. H. Clay, H. H. Clay, George Dewdney. James Evans, H. L. P. Lowe, G. Seys, Esquires-Chepstow Petty Sessional Division. Colonel Davies, Colonel Walwyn, Captain H. F. Powell, Captain H. E. Walters, R.N.: C. H. Crompton-Roberts, G. G. Griffin, R. H. Oakley, Esquires; Rev. L. A. Rees Monmouth and Trelleck Petty Sessional Divisions. Colonel Lyne, Colonel Wallis, T. Goldsworthy, J. T. Green, E. Grove, R. Lay bourne, Ebenezer Lewis, M. Mordey, Thomas Parry, R. T. Roberts, E. Steer, D. A. Vaughan, G. W. Wilkinson) Esquires—Newport Petty Sessional Division. I. Butler, John Daniel, Thomas H. Deakin, E. Jones, LI. Llewelyn, J. W. Mulligan, B. Nicholas" W. L. Pra:t, A. A. Williams, Eqnires-Ponty pool Petty Sessional Division. S. Courtbope Bosanquet, Esq.; Sir Henry Mather- Jackson, Bart.; Sir J. H. Seale, Bart.; Colonel Ivor Herbert, Major Edmund Herbert, R. T. H. Somerset, Esq.-Raglan Petty Sessional Division. Sir Henry Mather.Jackson, Bart.; The Hon. J. M. Rolls, Colonel J. A. Bradney, R. N. Jackson, J. T. Price, Esquires-Skeiifritli Petty Sessional Division. The Rt. Hon. Lord Raglan, H. Humphreys. R. JUckarda, R. W. Rickarda. H, A. Williams Ffitfcy Sessionfe! Di^oni|i|P p 81,. H. STAFFORD GUSTA Clerk of the Peace. Newport, Mon., 19th November, 1900. iT WE GIVE FOR A GUIN 1Pair SuperfineWitney Blankets, each Blanket bouflSbink WhiteSheets, 2 £ ydJby^&. Kn?^rea?y f?r„u,!e; l?air White Pillow Cases, fullsize, buttoned ends, 1 White Counterpane, 3yds. loneby2i yds. wide, woven pattern, good design; 1 Duohesse ToaeiSet. ALl sent Carriage Paid ON receipt of P.O.O. BROOKPIELDS, Market Sq., STAFFORD, ESTABLISHED OVER, 100 YEARS.