THE MARDY MILK SUPPLY. REDUCTION IN PRICE. IN THANING the Public for past favours, I beg to announce that on and after April 23rd, 1905, Milk from The Mardy Farm will be supplied direct to consumers at the Reduced Price of 3d. PER QUART. G. SLDE, Ole The Mardy," Usk. YOU BUY FURNITURE THEN KINDLY CONSIDER- Immense Showrooms containing a very large selection of goods suited in style for every taste, in price for every purse TIZA T'S SELECTIOJY. A name which for nearly a century past has been found for the production of goods of high quality TIM A. T'S REEIARIE-ITY. All goods marked in PLAIN FIGURES for Cash Payment, and bearing a moderate margin of profit only- TMA. T9S S.4 V-I.VG. Those characteristics that are alone found in goods designed by men having the artistic sense, and made by competent workmen- TZEA I"S SATISFACTION. Our South Wales Branches at 161 and 162 Commercial Street, NEWPORT, and Queen Street, CARDIFF. Our FURNITURE FACTORY and HEAD SHOWROOMS at BRISTOL- TIIA T IS THE DRESS. CATALOGUES PREE. GANE, Mm Specialist, r NEWPORT. ::r: ¿ ¿ JOHN H. RENNIE Member of the Auctioneers Institute by Exam- ination.) AGRICULTURAL AND GENERAL AUC- TIONEER, TENANT RIGHT & TIMBER VALUER, SURVEYOR, LAND AGENT, HOTEL AND INSURANCE BROKER. Newport. Usk, 8f Chepstow Districts. Sales of Fat and Store Stock in NEWPORT, USK, and CHEPSTOW CATTLE MARKETS on Market Days. Horses n NEWPORT MARKET monthly. Furniture and Chattel Effects, SALEROOM, periodically. Chief Offices and Saleroom;- 6 and 12, SKINNER STREET, NEWPORT. Nat. Telephone, 0625. Telegrams, Rennie Auction Fixtures. 1905. April 17-Fat and Store Stock, at Uak Fair, at 10 a.m. 17—Valuable Live and Dead Farming Stock, at Bradbury Farm, Crick, for Mr T. J. Prothero (leaving). 18—Fat and Store Stock, at Chepstow Cattle Market. 19-Fat and Store Stock, at Newport Cattle Market. 19 -Ten Dwelling Houses, in Archibald Street, Maindee, and Upper Jeddo Street, Newport, at the King's Head Hotel, Newport. 26-Fat and Store Stock, in Newport'Cattle Market. 27—Important Sale of Live and Dead Farming Stock, Poultry, Appliances, &c, at St Bride's Mill, near Magor, for Mr J. Carter (who is giving up the Mill). v 6 6* 28—Household Appointments, Pianoforte, and Effects, removed from Caerleon, 'at Salerooms, Skinner Street, New- port. Early Date.—Live and Dead Farming Stock, at Twyn Argoed, Raglan, for Mrs Price (leaving). Particulars and Catalogues from the Auc- TIONEER, as above. .I .F- By Messrs. MARFELL & POOLE. Llanusk Farm, Llaiibadoc, 1 Mile from Usk. MR EDWARD "WILLIAMS has fixed MONDAY, APRIL 17TH, 1905 (Usk Fair Day), for his Annual Auction of 100 Acres of Rich Meadow Land for Grazing. Full particulars in Catalogues, to be obtained 10 days prior to Sale from MABFELL & POOLB, Auctioneers, Usk. Usk Fair, Monday, April 17th, 1905. MESSRS MARFELL & POOLE will OFFER 1. BY AUCTION, in the CATTLE MARKET, at 11 o'clock, 3 Pedigree Hereford Yearling Z5 Bulls, Bred by, and the property of Mu. R. H. MABFELL, Llancayo. Full particulars and pedigreelat time of Sale. Great House, Llangeview, One Mile from Uak. j IMPORTANT UNRESERVED SALE OF Household Furniture & Outdoor Effects, WHICH MESSRS MARFELL & POOLE have been favoured with instructions from MR C. J. FRANCIS, to SELL BY AUCTION, on the premises, as above, on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26TH, 1905, COMPRISING— Pianoforte by Benson, music stool, 2 cupboards with glass fronts, Davenport, 7ft. 9in. massive walnut sideboard, bracket and hanging lamps, arm chairs in leather, drawing room suite in red plush, marble timepiece, whatnot, chiffonier with glass front and marble top, large solid oak dining table, grandfather's clock, barometer, hall table, mahogany poles and rings, plated goods, mats, hearthrugs, pictures, violin, a quantity of linoleum and floor cloth, brass picture rods, case of birds, 2 oil stoves, treadle sewing machine, round mahogany table, couch, stair rods, work table, perambulator, meat safe, settle, kitchen tables, dresser, kitchen clock, fenders and fire irons, culinary utensils, sundry ware. BEDROOM APPOINTMENTS include brase and mahogany bedsteads, mattresses, feather beds, mahogany and painted bedroom suites, Duchess dress tables, marble-top washstands, chests of drawers, toilet glasses, towel rails, ware, cane- seated chairs, oak linen chests, overmantle child's chair, swing cot, &c. DAIRY UTENSILS-Cbeese press, new end- over-end churn, by Wade, small table churn, milk tins, cheese vats, butter worker, curd crusher, scales and weights. &c. OUTDOOR EFFECTS-Cow and calf, pony trap, garden seat, large galvanized iron tank, water butts, empty casks, corn mill, chaff machine, corn bin, bees and appliances, garden frame, rhubarb pots, floor tiles, ladies' and gent's cycles, and sundry other lots. 600 gallons prime cider, 2 sides home-cured bacon. Sale at 1 o'clock prompt, Auctioneers' Offices-The Willows, Usk. PONTYPOOL 1H & STOCK nt SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd, Alteration in Dates. I THE USK APRIL and OCTOBER FAIRS are now held on the THIRD MONDAY in those months. Good Friday and Easter Day Sermons. rpHE REVD. A. SPENCER, M.A., formerly i. Vicar of St Mary the Virgin's, Primrose Hill, London, will (D.V.) preach at the Three Hours' Service at Llanbadoc, 12.0 to 3.0 p.m., Good Friday; at Evensong, at Llanllowell, 3.0 p.m.; and Llanbadoo, 6.30 p.m., on Easter Day. Higher Grade School, Usk (Formerly Usk Grammar School.) THE NEXT TERM will commence on TUESDAY, APRIL 25TH, 1905, Fees (15 weeks at 9d. per week), lis. 3d. Books and Stationery are found by the Managers. Subjects of Instruction. Boys' DEPARTMENT—Latin, French, Mathematics (including Algebra, Euclid, Mensuration, and Arithmetic), Geography, History, Scripture, Reading, Writing, Book Keeping, Vocal Music, Drawing, Grammar, and Science. The Classical and Commercial Subjects are optional. Besides the above, Mental Training, Physical Training, is given, and also Manual Training (Educational Carpentry). GIRLS' DEPARTMENT—Reading, Writing, Arith- metic, Geography, History, Grammar, Scripture, Composition, Needlework, Vocal Music, French, Drawing, Domestic Economy, and Physical Training. Pupils prepared for the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations. All Candidates for admission must pass an examination equivalent to Standard IV. of the Elementary Education Code or, if a scholar in a Public Elementary School have reached that Standard, an examination for admission will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND, at 2 p.m. For further particulars apply to the HEADMASTER, Mr A. J. Smart; or to me, the undersigned. A. H. WATKINS, Clerk. Pontypool Union. Seed Potatoes. THE GUARDIANS of the above Union have three tons of FINDLAY'S UP-TO-DATE SEED POTATOES (second year) FOR SALE at 5s. per cwt. at tfheir Workhouse. Applications must be made to the MASTEB, Workhouse. Griffithstown. Pontypool Rural District Council. PERSONS desirous of Contracting for the Supply and Hauling of Limestone for the Parishes of Glascoed, Goytre, Gwehelog, Gwer- nesney, Kemeys Commander, Llanbaddock, Llan- degveth, Llanfrechfa Lower, Llangeview, LIan- gibby, Llanllowell, Llanthewy Vach, Llantripsent, Mamhilad, Monkswood, and Trostrey (if for supply only, delivered free at the nearest railway station); also for Hauling Limestone from Caerleon, Little Mill, Nantyderry, Pontnewydd. Pontypool Road, and Usk Stations; and for Raising and Hauling Stone from Mr Griffin's (Llangibby), Llwyncelyn, Trip and Wernddu (Llantrissent); and Oak (Gwehelog) Quarries, may obtain particulars and Forms of Tender of me. s- Sealed Tenders to be sent to me not later than FRIDAY, the 28TH APRIL, endorsed "Tenders for Supply, Hauling aud Raising," as the case may be. The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender, and they reserve the power to accept any part of a Tender. (Signed) ROBERT DERRETT, District Surveyor, Usk. Dated 8th April, 1905. TEETH MR TIBBERTON will attend every MARKET DAY at MRS RQWBN'S, Bridge Street, Usk, from 11.15 to 5.30. Sets of Artificial Teeth from One Guinea. Mr Tibbertou has just returned rom abroad and is thoroughly trained in the latest methods of making and fitting Artificial Teeth. Extractions is. Extractions Painless, by new system.. 2s. 6d. Gas Extractions 6s. Fillings inserted from 3s. 6d. upwards. No Money taken unless perfect satisfaction given. ——-= To Let by Tender. ABOUT 20 Acres of LAND including ORCHARD, known as "BIRCH GROVE LAND," in the Parish of Gwehelog, in the County of Monmouth. The highest or any tender sent in not necessarily accepted. GUSTARD & WADDINGTON, Solicitors, Usk. 4th Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers. G COMPANY, USK. Officer on Duty- Sergeant: Lce.-Sergt. Madley Corporal: Corpl. Lewis. Bugler: Bugler Madley. Orders for the week ending 22nd April, 1905. Monday, April 18th—Adjutant's Parade, undress uniform, waist belt, frog, and one pouch, 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19th.-Class Firing, plain clothes, 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20th-Recruits' Drill, plain clothes, 7.30 p.m. Every member should attend the parades which, are carried out in the Armoury as a preparation for outside work. Intending recruits are requested to attend at the Armoury on the nights fixed for drill. By order, H. J., WILLCOX, Captain, Commanding G Company. 1; For Printing of all Descriptions try the County Observer Office. NOTICE To Advertisers, Correspondents, and Readers. The County Observer WILL BE PUBLISHED On Thursday next week, On account of Good Friday. APPOINTMENTS, &c.. FOR WEEK Ending April 22nd, 1905. Apr. Sat. 15-Pontypool Petty Sessions. Sun. 16-Palm Sunday. Mon 17—Usk Market. Annual Auction of 100 Acres of Rich Meadow Land for Grazing, at Llan- usk Farm, Llanbadoc, by Messrs Marfell and Poole. (See Advt.) Sale ot 3 Pedigree Hereford Yearling Bulls, at Usk Fair, by Messrs Marfell and Poole. (See Advt.) Tues. 18-Abergavenny Market. Chepstow Petty Sessions. Wed. 19—Newport Cattle, Corn, and Cheese Uarkets. Abergavenny Petty Sessions. Cookery Demonstration at Town Hall, Usk. Hilary Law Sittings end. Thurs. 20-Usk Petty Sessions. Fri. 21-Good Friday. Sat 22-Pontypool Petty Sessions. Pontypool Horse and Stock Fair. (See Arlvt.) ■ — Cyclists, Light Up! Saturday, Apr. 15th. 7.54 Sunday, 16th. 755 Monday, 17th. 7.57 Tuesday, 18th 7.59 Wednesday, 19th. 8. 1 Thursday, 92 20th. 8.2 Friday, Is 21st. 8. 4 Saturday, J) 22nd. 8, 6 Being One hour after Sunset. County Courts in Circuit 24. COURTS will be held at the several Court-town on this Circuit, before His Honour JUDGE OWEN, the Judge thereof, on the days and at the me hereunder mentioned :— Time, a.m. Feb. Mar. Apr.— Chepstow 10 6 10 Barry 10 7 28 11 Cardiff 10 8 1 12 10 9 2 13 10 10 3 14 „ 10 11 4 15 Abergavenny 10 13 17 Blaenavon 10 6 Tredegar 9.30 14 7 18 Pontypool 10 15 8 19 Newport 10.30 16 9 6 „ 10.30 17 10 7 Monmouth 10 21 14 8 Ross. 9.30 4 1 Crickhowell 11 3 25 Usk 11 2 20 Hunting Appointments. MR. CURRE'S HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday, April 17th Blackcliff At 7 a.m. Friday, April 21st Itton School At 11 a.m. To Finish. CHILDREN FED ON VIROL have firm flesh, good colour, strong bones and teeth. For infants give Virol with milk in the feeding- bottle. 4/6 JARS for 2/11. ==-
Birtlis, Marriages, & Deaths. Announcements under this heading are inserted at a uniform, charge of 1/- each, unless such words as "No Cards "I "No Flowersijc., are added, when the charge will be 2/6. All Announcements must be authenticated. Postage Stamps may be sent in payment, Lists of Wedding Presents are inserted at the rate of 1/6 per inch in depth.
Organise and Instruct. Under this heading the current number of the "Church Courier" in reviewing the recent Brighton Bye-Election says:—"It cannot be doubted that the misrepresenta- tion which it is so easy to found upon the Education Act played a large and determin- ing part in the election. But, we ask, how comes it that such ignorance of the actual provisions of the Act existed among the electorate at Brighton that the false state- ments so freely circulated respecting it and Church Schools were believed? We fear I THE TRUE EXPLANATION to be that Churchmen at Brighton, both clerical and lay, in common with so many others all over the country, either fail to realise the organised strength of their op- ponents and their utter recklessness of statement, or are too wrapped up in their own affairs—in other words too apathetic to take the requisite measures to spread truth and counteract falsehood. For in- stance, we doubt whether any united meeting has been held by Churchmen in Brighton to explain their view of the edu- n p cation question, and demonstrate, as only such meetings can, their determination to stand up for their Church schools, and not let judgment go by default. We have reason to believe that organisations like the Church Defence Committee have more than once pressed upon the local leaders of the Church the necessity of taking both I CENTRAL AND LOCAL ACTION in this great town, but so far without success." A c. Conservative Working Man writing from the Unionist Club, Waltham- stow, to the "Daily Telegraph," says:— I would put it to all thinking Conserva- tives and Unionists that it is not so much the central associations we should find fault with as local organisations and our rank and file. All political fighters must agree that the majority of elections are fought and won by volunteer local effort. You may have the finest candidate in the country, your central association may be absolutely perfect in its working, but unless your local sub-agents and organisations have the support of energetic volunteer labour it is impossible for our party to win."
I USK. I Agent-Mrl. E. K. Jones. Sta'icmr CRICKET CLUB.—Mrs Lister has very kindly sent a cheque to the Secretary to wipe off the deficit of JE1 5s. 8d. on last year's accounts. I
I ANGLING. In consequence of the recent rains there have been constant freshes in the river during the week, and to-day (Friday) the water is quite thick, and registers two feet on the board. Anglers of both salmon and trout, therefore, have not been very I- fortunate. r I SALMON KILLS. Friday-Major Trevor, one, lOlbs, in the Stone Wall. Wednesday—Mr H. W. Pride, two, 141bs and lllbs, in the Bindings. Thursday-Mr J. T. Davies, one, 171bs, in the Bindings. TROUT CATCHES. Saturday-Major Trevor, 5 brace.
USK RIFLE CLUB. I The second shoot for Mr R. Morgan's spoon was held on Wednesday evening, Mr A. G. Wallace being the winner with the excellent shoot of 66 out of a possible 70. Scores :— 1st 2nd Messrs. wk. wk. TI. A. G. Wallace 34 32 66 E. B. Haynes. 33 32 65 G. Edmunds, jun 32 31 63 J. T. Davies 34 29 63 A. F. Lucas 31 31 62 C.J.Francis. 29 32 61 W. Billingham 31 27 58 P. T. Clift 28 30 58 R. Morgan 30 28 58 G, Smith 25 33 58 A. II. Marfell 30 27 57 O. B. Francis. 28 28 56 H. W. Marfell 28 23 56 Also shotMessrs. Freeman, E. Morgan, and F. Waters.
CONFIRMATION. I A confirmation service was held at St Mary's Church, Usk, on Tuesday, when 76 candidates (42 males and 34 females) were presented, as follows:— M. F. Usk 9 7 Wolvesnewton 2 1 Monkswood 1 Llangibby 8 6 St Mark's, Newport 1 3 Llanbaddoc 2 1 Raglan 3 Basgaleg 4 0 Bettws Newydd 3 2 Llantrissent 1 4 Llangwm 7 1 Llanvihangel Torymynydd. 5 5 42 34 The confirmation rite was solemnised by Dr John Lloyd, Bishop of Swansea, who gave a most instructive and interesting address. The Rev H. Addams-Williams, B.A.,R.D., acted as Bishop's Chaplain, Amongst the other clergy present, surpliced and unsurpliced, were:-The Revs P. L. C. Nash, G. M. Williams, Usk; H. Cockson, Llan- badoc; Carne Williams, Wolvesnewton; W. W. Jones, Llantrissent; Jones Lloyd, Bettws; T. Lister, St Mark's, Newport; Shelley Plant, Raglan; and G. Stubbs, Bassaleg. The choir attended and sang appropriate hymns, Mr H. Rouse I presiding at the organ.
PONTYPOOL RUR\L DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Pontypool Rural District Council was held at the Sessions Honse, Usk, on Friday afternoon in last week, Mr S. T. J.P., C.C. (chairman), presiding. There were also present:—The Rev W. W. Jones, Messrs. W.. Charles (vice-chairman), Richard Williams, Thomas Whitley, T. Watkins (clerk), and R. Derrett (surveyor, &c.). I FINANCE. A balance in favour of the Council of £ 53 138 Set, was reported. The Clerk said that, in accordance with instructions at the last meeting, he had prepared an amended estimate for the ensuing year. I THE AVON TERRACE WATER SUPPLY. A number of letters were read by the Clerk with regard to the Avon Terrace water supply. It was decided recently to write to a Mrs Lewis and the Vicar of St. Arvan's to see if a supply could be found on their property. The former stated that she could not let the Council have the water on any terms, as in the dry weather there was only enough to supply her farm. The Vicar of St. Arvan's stated that he would like a few days- to consider the matter before giving a reply. He could not specify any terms until he made some enquiries. The Clerk said they were now limited to any supply they could get from the Vicar of St. Arvan's property. It seemed watery land. Mr Richard Williams said there was plenty of water on that land anywhere. The Clerk: There is this difficulty with the Vinar of St. Arvan's-he cannot grant us any term longer than his life, because it is glebe land. The Council cannot get fixity of tenure. Mr Griffin: Supposing we have to sink in that field how are you going to syphon the water out ? Mr Charles: First of all we must have con- sent. Mr Griffin said he could not see how they were going to get the water away from there if they sank 20 or 24 feet down. Could not the well be sunk close to the houses ? The Clerk: That would be too close to the river. The Chairman said they would get plenty of water in 15 feet; it meant employing Mr Lougher or someone. The Clerk: We are bound to seek competent- advice. Mr Griffin remarked that Mrs Lewis had written that in dry weather there was only enough water for the farm, but he knew better than that. Mr Charles suggested that the Chairman and Clerk should meet on the spot, the Clerk in the meantime to write to the Vicar of St. Arvan's and get some idea of his charges. The Council adopted Mr Charles' suggestion. I THB MONKSWOOD WATER SUPPLY. Letters were read from the Marquis of Bute's agent with regard to the water supply at Monks- wood. The Chairman said he had been over there that afternoon, and found there was much more water coming out of the pipes than for years past. Still, they would like to have more. He thought it was going on satisfactorily, however. The pipes were at one time nearly filled with the roots of Trees. I PBNTOPIN ROAD, PONTHIB. After a discussion with regard to the repairing of this road, the Clerk was requested to write ro. the Magor Rural District Council, asking them too defray half the cost. THE COUNTY COUNCIL. A letter was read from the Llanfrechfa Lower Parish Council asking the Council to approach the County Council with a view to obtaining a grant of £ 30 towards the maintenance of the Black Road. Mr Griffin remarked that Mr A. A. William*, C.C., was thanked for bringing the matter before the County Council, but nothing had been heard of the matter since. The Clerk said he saw a newspaper report stating that they were going to give them a grant, but he had heard nothing officially. The Chairman sta!;ed that he hoped to have the privilege shortly of bringing this and other matters to the notice of the County Council. I IXSUBANCS PREMIUMS. The Clerk reported that the premiums under the Law Accident Insurance Society, Ltd., expired on the 14th inst. He was instructed to ranew the same. COMPENSATION FOR ALTERATION OF BOUNDARY. BOUNDARY. A circular letter was read from the Christchurch Rural District Council asking for support in petitioning Parliament with a view to obtaining compensation for loss of rateable value where alteration of boundaries took place. Om the proposition of the Chairman, it was I decided to support the movement. I NATIONAL MUSEUM. A letter was read from Mr J. L. Wheatley, town, clerk of Cardiff, thanking the Council for support- ing the claims of Cardiff as the proposed site for the Welsh National Museum and Library. LORD TREDEGAR'S TRIBUTE. Mr Watkins said he had forwarded collecting books for Lord Tredegar's tribute to all the parishes in the district. It seemed to be the general opinion that it would be better for the Councillors to subscribe in their different parishes, than to subscribe as body. THE REPORTS. Mr R. Derrett, in his highway report, stated that, as requested at the last meeting, he had re- modelled his estimate. It now amounted to a trifle less than last year's. On the 13lh and 14th March, he had the drain put in at Whitehall, Llantrissent, and he believed it would be satisfactory. After four or five days' rain, he ordered the steam roller for the 14th March, but Mr Chapman wrote stating that he could not possibly get it that or the following week. However, after two disappointments, he sent it on the 27th for three days only. During that time stone was rolled on the following roads:- Llanfrechfa Lower, Ponfcrhydyrun Black Road, and Ponthir road, Llanthewy main and White- house roads, Llandegveth, Llansoar road, Llangibby, Llwyncelyn, and end of road near- Llangibby School, Llantrissent, and the road from Newbridge to the end of Pwll Back road. The weather being favourable, the roller had the desired effect upon the loose stone. A complaint had been made with recrard to the dangerous state of the foot bridges near the Upper Mardy Farm, Llangeview, through the want of a second rail, but he was of opinion that this was a landlord's question, as he bad never repaired them. He received a copy of a letter from Mrs Mary 37. Baker, Parkhouse, Michaelatone-y-Vedw, near Cardiff, dated March 7th, complaining of a piece of fence being destroyed when the well was repaired at Ponthir. He inspected the place, and found the piece in question to be 18 feet long. He was informed by Mrs Margaret Walters, the tenant, that it was formerly a good holly hedge, and the tradesmen, to do the well, had cut it off* and had hedged it up with dead wood. He had obtained the necessary material for repairing the Ponthir road, but, having to attend to the steam roller, he had been unable to do the work. He hoped to do it in the course of a few days. The time bad arrived for advertising for tenders for the raising, supplying, and hauling of materials for the ensuing year. In bis sanitary report, Mr Derrett stated that Mr Henry Jones had written asking that he (the Inspector) and Dr Jenkins should visit the two new houses recently built near Ponthir Station, and grant the water supply certificates, as he had let the houses and the tenants were coming in on the following Tuesday. He (the Inspector) wroto per return stating that the houses must not be occupied without first obtaining the necessary certificates which could not in any case be granted a. itil the next Council meeting. He gave the htter and reply to the Clerk at once. The M.O.H, and he visited the premises on the 21st M-a;c), and found that the one house was occupied and had been since the 16th. Th