NEW SCALE OF CHARGES FOR PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. ONE TIIREK INSERTION INSERTIONS 20 Words 6d. 1/3 II 28 Words 9d. 1/9 36 Words 1/. 2/3 44 Words. 1/3 2/9 52 Words 1/6 3/6 The above charges apply only to the following classes of small advertisements, and must be PREPAID, or former rates will be charged. SITUATIONS WANTED. SITUATIONS VACANT. APARTMENTS TO LET. APARTMENTS WANTED. HOUSES TO LET. EXCHANGES. ARTICLES FOR PRIVATE SALE. MACHINERY AND TOOLS FOR SALE. BUSINESSES FOR SALE. LOST OR FOUND. MISCELLANEOUS WANTS. TRADE SPECIALITIES. One Penny per Line charged for eaoh insertion under this heading, PREPAID for not less than 13 weeks. STEEL PENS—Sample box, Hd., post free, 2!d. 9 different sorts. Prices from 8(1. per gross, HCGHES, Stationer, Pontypool. COPYING PRESSES—21s. all iron, japanned I and marbled. HUGHES, Pontypool. CHEAP PRINTING, without delay.—Bill Heads- cream laid paper, lO ^O for 29* forms, 5.000 fur 21s. PONTYPOOL UNION. Appointment of Vaccination Officer. HTHE Guardians will at their next meeting, to be X held at the Union Workhouse on THURSDAY, the 4th day of DECEMBER next, proceed to the ap- pointment of a VACCINATION OFFICER for the Pontypool and Llangibby districts, comprising the following parishes:—Trevethin, Llanhilleth, Pan- teague, Llanvihangel Pontyruoile, Mamhilad, Llangibby, Llanvrechva Upper, Llanvrechva Lower, Llanthewy Vach, Llandegveth, and Glas- coed. The remuneration will be 8d. for each successful case entered. The person appointed must reside in the Dis- trict. Persons applying for the situation are to send written applications to me on or before WEDNES- DAY, the 3rd day of DECEMBER next. EDMUND B. EDWARDS, Clerk to the Guardians. Town Hall, Pontypool, Nov. 25th, 1879. LOST, near the Forgehammer Inn, Pontypool, a Ju SILVER SPUR.—Anyperson finding the same and taking it to Dr MASON, Pontypool, will be re. warded. lcp WANTED, a strong lad as MESSENGER to Glascoed hours occupied, 5 30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.—Apply at the Post Office, Pontypool. lep WANTED, FINISHERS on all classes of Nailed yV Work.—Apply to WM. BROWN WITCHELL, South Wales Boot Manufactory, Abersychan. TIT ANTED, a thoroughly-experienced SERVANT, fY over 20 years of age; able to do plain cooking. Address J.B. FREE PRESS Office. WALNUT WRITING DESK (14 in.); brass- fV bound; slightly damaged. 8s 6d reduced to 7s.—HUGHES & SON, Stationers, Pontypool. WANTED, a LOAN of J6300 to £400; good Mort- tV gage Security.—Apply to Mr W. DAVIES, 2, Park Terrace, Pontypool. 3cp3 APARTMENTS TO LET, in a pleasant part of the A town; terms moderate.—Apply at the Office of this Paper. 3cpl TO BE LET, GLANAVON HOUSE, Abersychan; a commodious and comfortable Residence, with Garden and Lawn, enclosed; three minutes walk from railway station.—Apply to Mrs JONES. Swan Hotel, Pontypool. TO LET, with immediate possession, a commodious COTTAGE, at New Inn, known as Rose Cot- tage," with Garden attached.—Apply to Mr R. ELEY, or to Mr MORGAN, on the premises. TO BE SOLD—A BARGAIN—A First-class PHOTOGRAPHIC BELLOWS CAMERA, AND LENS, to take Photos 10 in. by 8 in., with Tripod Stand, Bath, &c. Also, a very Good MAGIC LANTERN, complete, with slides. Apply to Mr CHARLES MINOR, Auctioneer, Valuer, &c., Pontypool. TO BE IIET, with immediate possession, a BEEB.HOUSE, well-situated.—For particulars apply to Messrs PHILPOT & WINGFIELD, Auc- tioneers and Appraisers, Market House Auction Room, Pontypool. ta TO BE LET, the BRYN FARM, Glascoed, near Usk, containing about 70 acres of Arable and Pasture Land, with good House and Farm Buildings. —Apply to A. W. MORGAN, Esq, Surveyor, &c., Clarence-street, Pontypool. 2tal TOWN HALL, PONTYPOOL. AN EISTEDDFOD Will be held in the Town Hall On Thursday, December 11, 1879. FIRST PRIZE, £3 Oe. Od. ADJUDICATORS MR T. B. SMITH and MR C. LAWRENCE. ACCOMPANIST MR T. H. MORGAN. Doors open at 6; Chair to be taken at 6.30 p.m., by JOHN PLACE, Esq., Cwmbran. Admission: Front Seat, Bad Seat, 6d. Programmes may be had of Mr S. WINSOR and of Messrs. HUGHES & SON, Printers Competitors to send in their names to Mr S. WINSOR, Crumlin Street, Pontypool, on or before Dec. 9th. NOTICE. No. 2, COMMERCIAL STREET, PONTYPOOL. MRS. E. UDELL BEGS to inform her friends and the public generally, that the above premises will be OPENED ON. SATURDAY NEXT, NOVEMBER 15TH, 1879. with an entirely NEW STOCK of USEFUL 8f FANOY ARTICLES, CONSISTING OF GLASS, ORNAMENTS, TOYS, PIPES, &c., and she trusts by strict attention to business, and MODERATE CHARGES, to merit a share of public patronage. 4tal Playing Cards. DE LA RUE'S, NEW JAPANESE LACQUER, INDIAN DESIGNS, &c. HUGHES & SON, BOOKSELLERS, &c., PONTYPOOL. MUSIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, and LATIN.—Mrs JlJL CLARKE (Diplomee), Railway Terrace^ Pont newynydd, RECEIVES PUPILS in the above. BIRMINGHAM GOODS, for Auctioneers, Shop- J) keepers, Hawkers, Tea Shops, &c. Agents Wanted. Wholesale Book, Post-free. Address, HENILY MAY, (285) Birmingham. Salts hy Junction. SALES BY MR. JAMES STRAKER. PARISHES OF Llanvair Kilgeddin, Trostrey, I Kemeys Commander, & Usk, (MON.) CAPITAL MANSION HOUSE, VALUABLE FREE- HOLD FARMS, DWELLING HOUSES, COTr TAGES, AND LAND, FOR SALE. ME, J AIES STRAKER WILL OFFER for SALE bv AUCTION, at the ff THREE SALMONS' HOTEL, USK, on MONDAY, the 15th day of DECEMBER, 1879, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon precisely, THE FOLLOWING Valuable Properties, viz.:— LOT 1.—All that valuable Freehold Farm, situate in the paiish of Llanvair Kilgeddin,called \HIGHMEAD,' consisting of a Dwelling House (comprising dining and I drawing-rooms, library, kitchen, larder, pantry, scullery, good cellarage, 7 bedrooms, dressing room, bath room, attics suitable for servant's bedrooms, and usual offices), Lawn, and Kitchen Garden, with modern and excep- tionally convenient Farm Buildings applicable for the use of machinery, 6 Cottages and Gardens (both house buildings and cottages being in good repair), and 147 acres, 3 roods, and 22 perches (more or less) of Orch- arding, Arable, and Pasture Land, with about half a mile of Salmon and Trout Fishing in the RiverUsk, on the side where it abuts on the farm. LOT 2.—All that Freehold Piece or Parcel of Meadow Land, called CAE JOSEPH,' situate in the parish of Llanvair-Kilgeddin, and numbered 161 on the tithe commutation map of the said parish, containing by ad- measurement 5 acres and 11 perches (more or less). LOT 3.—All thn.se 2 Freehold Cottages, Garden" Orchard, and p. 1 o the respective occupations of Messrs Edward Donovan and H. Hobbs, as yearly tenants, at an aggregate yearly rental of JE13. IJOT 4.—All that valuable Freehold Farm called 'LITTLE TROSTREY,' situate in the several parishes of Trostrey and Kemeys Commander, comprising a modern, substantially built, and roomy Farm House and convenient Farm Buildings (all in good re- pair), and 131 acres and 21 perches (more or less) of good Orcharding, Arable Meadow, Pasture, and Wood- land, a considerable portion of the pasture land abutting on the river Usk. The Lots before-mentioned are approached and skirted by good roads leading to the market towns of Pontypool, Abergavenny, and Usk about 2 miles from Nantyderry Railway Sta- tion on the Great Western Railway; well- watered and two packs of hounds meet in the immediate neighbourhood. LOT 5.-All that capital Freehold Mansion-house, called 4 THE PRIORY' (formerly the ancient Priory of St. Mary's), recently restored with good taste in accordance with the original character of the build- ings), Outbuildings, and several pieces of Meadow or Pasture Land, situate in the parish of Usk, and contain- ing by admeasurement 13 acres, 3 roods, and 5 perches (more or less). The House stands in its own grounds, and is approached through the original arched gate- way (with Porter's Lodge, which serves as gardener's or coachman's residence), and com- prises vestibule and entrance hall, morning room, dining room, drawing room, 8 bedrooms, w.c., kitchen, and usual domestic offices* The Outbuildings comprise 4-stalled stable, saddle room, coach-house, cowhouse, hay barn, piggeries, and other buildings. The Land includes lawn with conservatory, ex- cellent walled-in kitchen gardens, and valuable meadows. Salmon and trout fishing in the river Usk is within five minutes walk of this Lot, and two packs of hounds meet in the immediate vicinity. This Lot, if not sold, will afterwards be offered in such Lots as may be determined on at the time of sale. Mr R. W. WATKINS, of Highmead, will, on applica- tion, show Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4. Particulars, with plans and conditions of sale, may be obtaiued on application to the AUCTIONEER, Aber- gavenny; of Messrs CRTJTTWELL, DANIEL, & CRUTT- WELLS, Solicitors, Frome, Somerset; and (with all further necessary information relating to the Property) from MR T. WATKINS, Solicitor, Pontypool. 1 SALE BY MESSRS PHILPOT £ WINGFIELD The FARM, LLANGIBBY VILLAGE IMPORTANT AND ATTRACTIVE Sale of 30 Head of Hereford Cattle, 11 Horses and Colts, Implements, Crops, &c., &c. PHILPOT & WINCrFIELD TTAVE been favoured with instructions to SELL BY il AUCTION, upon the above Farm, on THURS- DAY, 11th DECEMBER, 1879, the whole of the VALUABLE AND Well-selected STOCK; IMPLEMENTS HAY; CLOVER; CORN; ROOTS, &c.; The property of Mrs LEWIS (who is relinquishing the Farm), comprising:— CATTLE.—4 cows, with calves; 3 ditto, in calf; 1 heifer, in calf; 2 barren cows; 1 cow, in full milk; 1 pedigree yearling bull, "Wombridge;" 1 very promising bull calf; 7 yearling steers; 3 yearling heifers; 6 steer calves; 2 heifer calves. SHEEP.—20 fat ewes; 3 lambs. HORSES.—1 powerful cart mare, Darby," rising 4 years; 1 horse, "Bowler," 2 off; cart mare, Bright;" 1 brood mare, with horse colt at foot; 1 cart colt, rising 3; 1 ditto filly; 2 cart fillies, rising 2; 1 cart filly, sucker; nag filly, rising 3. PIGS.—1 sow; 9 pigs. CROPS.—2 ricks well-harvested hay; 1 rick prime clover; bay wheat of 12 acres; bay barley of 7 acres; about 12 tons swedes; 7 do. mangolds. CIDER.—600 gallons prime new cider. 100 acres GRASS KEEP up to the 2nd February, 1880, in suitable lots. HARNESS.—3 sets long; 3 do. short; 2 sets G.O.; sundry harness; man's saddle; bridle. IMPLEMENTS.—Mowing machine (by Samuel, son); winnowing machine; blower; Banbury (by Stone, Newport); 1-wheel plough (by Hornsbury, R. C.) 2 swing ploughs; 2 pairs iron harrows; 1 iron cylinder roller; wood do.; turnip scuffler; pair-horse do.; 1 broad-wheel waggon harvest do.; 2 broad- wheel carts light do.; beam scales and weights; sack truck 2 haul rakes; 6 steel pikes; 6 rakes 5 'I 'I rt 1 1. n! ( < '1 I. v..I!t ». „ Purchasers and the Public generally to this genuine Sale, beg to state that the Cattle are well-bred and of a very useful class,. the Horses are powerful, first-class work- ers, and in good condition the Implements are in good preservation, and by first-class makers; the Hay, Clover, and Corn are well-harvested, and the whole icell worthy of special attention andrequest that all parties will be punctual to the time appointed, in consequence of the shortness of the days and the Lots being very nume- rous. Luncheon (by Ticket) at 11 a.m.; Sale to commence at 12 o'clock sharp. Auctioneers' Offices-Market House Chambers, Pontypool, Nov. 29th, 1879. NOTICE. GEORGE WILLIAM RODWAY, of Little Mill, \J' begs to thank his friends for the support that he has received, and to inform them and the public generally, that he has discontinued the Horse Slaugter- ing Business, aod that he has disposed of the whole of his Stock.in.Trade to Mr CHARLES COURT, of Tilbach Farm Horse Slaughtering Establishment, Mam- hilad, to whom he trusts they will give their future orders. Dated this 1st day of September, 1879. CHARLES COURT, Successor to Panniers, Kent, Gibbs, and Rodway LICENSED HORSE SLAUGHTERER, TILBACH FARM, MAMHILAD, NR PONTYPOOL, The utmost value given for Live and Dead Horses, Cattle, &c., and fetched away, within a distance of 20 miles, on the shortest notice. CART GREASE MANUFACTURER. Telegrams and Orders promptly attended to. SALES BY MESSRS. WAITE AND SON. "ro.V'f'V'O/'V'O/'V'V''V' CLARENCE SALE ROOMS, Clarence Street, Pontypool. SALE OF EXCELLENT AND WELL- PRESERVED HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, COMPRISING A first-class full-compass cottage PIANOFORTE, in walnut, registered key-board, by a good maker; walunt drawing room suite, chimney ornaments, oil paintings, pier glass, lady's work table, gilt timepiece under glass shade, gilt window cornice, books, card and occasional tables, bronze candel- abra and card stands, mahogany couch in leather, mahogany dining table, 2 insertions; billiard table, balls, cues, rests, & marking board; dining-room clock in black marble, mahogany cornice poles and rings, Brussels carpets, hearth rugs, pictures, stuffed peacock, in case; mahogany, cane-seated, arm, and other chairs, wheel of life, magic lantern and slides, "Statham's" medical chest, minature dispensing case in Morocco; first-class camera and lens with tripod stand, excellent flat chest, large telescope, surveyor's tapes, ivory-handle carver and fork, tea and dinner services, sets of trays, syphon bottles, bottled claret, aquarium, iron umbrella stand, 8-day case clock, iron safe by Price, capital tent with pole complete, fenders, fire irons, spark guards, brass stair rods, filter by Kay, iron and wood bedsteads, palliasses, wool mattresses, feather beds, bolsters, and pillows, patent spiral spring mattrass by Rowcliffe, mahogany and painted chests of drawers, washstands, tables, and towel rails, mahogany toilet glasses, chamber war iron skeleton washstand with bowl, painted oak toilet set, water bottles and glasses, foot bath, wine and other glasses, crockery, roasting screen, buckets, coal scuttles, oval boilers, saucepans, tea kettles, salting and other pans, washing tubs, fry- pans, candlesticks, waiters, paste boards, jars, spittoons, greenhouse pots and lower pots, watering pots, gas pendants, 23 round ladder, timber, quartering, ames, bottles, a 2-knife chaff machine, &c., &c. Messrs. WAITE & SON HAVE been favoured with instructions to SELL JjL the above by AUCTION, on the premises as above, (where they have been removed for con- venience of sale) on THURSDAY, the 4th day of DECEMBER, and following day if necessary, at One o'clock in the afternoon. The furniture and effects are the property of a gentleman leaving the neighbourhood, and will be sold without the slightest reserve. Auctioneers' Offices, Clarence-st., Pontypool, Nov. 27th, 1879. SALES BY MR. F. I WALL. The Pontypool Auction Rooms, OPPOSITE THE MON. RAILWAY STATION, HIGH STREET. Sale of Modern & Superior Household Fur- niture, Electro-plate, Cut Glass, &c. MR. F. I. WALL WILL SELL BY AUCTION, at the above tV Rooms, on MONDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 1879, at 2 o'clock p.m., A QUANTITY OF SUPERIOR Household Furniture AND EFFECTS, (The property of a Gentleman having no farther use for same, and removedfor convenience of Sale,) Comprising drawing-room suite; superior dining- room suite (upholstered in real morocco) maho- gany sofa, in hair; mahogany easy and other chairs, in ditto sofa and couch,in leather; walnut drawing-room table (inlaid) mahogany loo table mahogany chairs, in leather; HARMONIUM; SEW- ING MACHINE a quantity of cut-glass ornaments, cruet stands, &c.; mahogany window pole and rings; tapestry carpet and rug; large hat and umbrella stand; iron bedsteads; wood ditto; feather and millpuff beds; palliasses; chest of drawers; toilet glasses; towel rails washstand and dressing tables; toilet ware; kitchen tables and chairs; arm and rocking chairs; clock; trays; dinner service; also a quantity of kitchen re- quisites, &c., &c. The AUCTIONEER would especially recommend the above, it being thoroughly good, add con- signed for absolute disposal. Goods on View day previous and morning of Sale. Dated—Auctioneer's Office, High St., 25th November, 1879. THE PONTYPOOL AUCTION ROOMS, Opposite the Monmouthshire Railway Station, HIGH STREET. MR. F. I. WALL WILL SELL BY AUCTION on SATURDAY yV and MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29th and DECEMBER 1st, at the above rooms, a quantity of MEN and WOMEN'S WEARING APPAREL, &c.; also, on MONDAY, several Lots of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, BACON, &c., (taken under distress for rent) and removed to the above rooms for convenience of Sale. The whole will be Sold without Reserve. Sale to Commence each Evening at 6 p.m. SAL £ BY MR C. MINOR. BUTTER MARKET, P ON T Y P 0 0 L. To Housekeepers, Parties Furnishing, and Others. MR. C. MINOR WILL SELL BY AUCTION on MONDAY, ff DECEMBER 8th, 1879, on the premises as above, the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, Of Mr W. DAVIES, Greengrocer, &c., (removed for convenience of Sale,) COMPRISING— M and couches, in hair and leather; kitchen i other tables; 8-day and other clocks and aepieces; two watches; cane-seated, arm, and ier chairs; iron and wood bedsteads; palliasses; ttresses; feather and millpuff beds, bolsters, and pillows commodes; washstands and dressing tables; toilet glasses; chamber ware; counters; scales and weights; tea canisters; several boxes of cigars; fenders and fireirons; mahogany and painted chests of drawers; clothes boxes; books; pictures; oval boilers; saucepans; tea kettles pans, crockery, and various other articles too numerous to mention. Sale to commence at 12 o'clock. No Reserve. Coppice Wood for Sale. FOR SALE BY TENDER, THE COPPICE growing in the Lower Wernhir I Wood," in the parish of Llanbaddock. The Wood contains 15 acres tmore or less) of excellent Ash and other Coppice. The following Timber Trees, Stores, and Saplings are reserved 2 Oak Timber Trees; 129 Oak Stores, double and treble; 27 Sapling Oaks; 8 Ash Stores, double and treble; 30 Sapling Ash. All Stores are marked with a cross, and all Saplings with a ring of white paint. The purchaser to cut the cord and other wood by March 1st, 1880, and to remove the same by March 1st, 1881, and to pay the tenant for all damage done to the land and the crops by cutting and removing the wood. The purchaser to pay for the preparation of the con- tract. The seller does not bind himself to accept the lowest or any Tender. Sealed Tenders, marked 41 Tender for Wernhir Wood," to be sent in to me, the undersigned, before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the 2nd Dec. next. To view the Wood, apply to the Tenant, Mr W. CHILTON and for further particulars apply to A. W..MORGAN, Clarence Strset, Pontypool. CRANE STREET CHAPEL, PONTYPOOL. i ON TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2ND, 1879, the REV. J. W. LANCE WILL DELIVER HIS POPULAR LECTURE, SUBJECT: "LORD MACAULAY." SYLLABUS.—Ancestry and Birth-Scotch Oatmeal, and I Bristol Qukerism-Prococious Childhood—Historian Con- troversialist and Poet, at eight years old-School days-1irac- ulous Memory—Cambridge—Hatred of MathematIcs-First. appearance in print-Called to the Bar, and finds it not his calling—Ilis first Public Speech—Parliamentary and Political LIfe-Great Speech on the Reform Bill of Lord John Russell- Life and Work in India-Literary labours and results- Speeches, Essays—Success of his Ilistory of England-Poems — Home Life-Sisters-Never Married-Bachelors and Spin- sters—Fondness for Children—The "Judicious Poet"—Wit and Humor—Love of Street Ballads—Lays of Ancient Rome, in back slums of London-Benevoience and Modesty-Loves praise—Hates puffing-Dies at 59—Conclusion. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Chair to be taken at 8 by W. Conway, Esq. Tickets, Is. each, may be obtained of the Students of Pontypool College, and of Hughes & Son, Printers. SELLING OFF! FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY, AT MISS PULLIN'S REPOSITORY, GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL, A QUANTITY of Childrens' Woollen and Print Frocks, Aprons, Pinafores, Knitted Socks and Cuffs, Wool Antimacassars, Mats, Scarves, &c.; a few Toys, Pictures, and various other Articles, TO BE SOLD CHEAP, COMMENCING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND. (JHRISMAS HOLIDAYS. WE, the undersigned Drapers of Pontypool, will YV CLOSE OUR ESTABLISHMENTS on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY following CHRISTMAS-DAY. E. FOWLER & SON, THOMAS EDWARDS, S. LITTLE, PER F. A. S. DAUNCEY, L. J. POTTER, EVAN JONES, WM. THOMAS, W. R. WILLIAMS & Co, HOLLOWAY & SON, E. CROOM. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. AN EVENING CONCERT AT THE Abersychan Schools. ARTISTES FROM LONDON, CARDIFF, &c. J. WILLIAMS, M.R.C.V.S., L., VETERINARY SURGEON, OF USK WILL ATTEND AT THE Globe Hotel, Pontypool, EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY, About One o'clock. riML E PONTYPOOL -*• AUCTION ROOMS, (OPPOSITE THE MONMOUTHSHIRE RAILWAY STATION) HIGH STREET, (Late Freemasons' Hall), MR. F. f. WALL BEGS to inform the Phblic that he has taken -D the above Premises, and the ALTERATIONS BEING NOW COMPLETED, he intends OPENING THEM AS A PUBLIC SALE ROOM. Any PERSONS wishing to DISPOSE of SURPLUS STOCK, FURNITURE, c., by AUCTION, can do so by sending same to the above Rooms. ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE, PIANOS, &c., WAREHOUSED AT A VERY MODERATE CHARGE. CASH ADVANCES MADE ON GOODS SENT FOR ABSOLUTE SALE. Consignments respectfully solicited. Dated—High St., Nov. 27th, 1879. REDUCTION IN PRICE. THE PRICE OF THE PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS IS NOW REDUCED TO Id. IN order to meet the requirements of Local Adverti- sers, a Great Reduction has been made in the rates charged for ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted for periods of 13, 26, or 52 weeks; and TRADESMEN and others who desire to Increase their Business Cheaply and effectually, would do well to avail them- selves of the present opportunity, and make their Announcements in the PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS, Which is by far the Best Advertising Medium in the District, As it is also the Largest Penny Weekly Newspaper Printed in the County. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS, Of the kinds detailed at the head of the Small Adver- tisements on our Second Page, are now charged at very low rates, commencing at 20 Words for 6d. Particular attention is requested to the fact that this Scale may be used for the Exchange of Articles or Property of any kind of which the Owners may wish to Dispose, in the manner so successfully initiated in the Exchange and Mart. At the same time, the Publisher wishes it to be understood that he cannot undertake the charge of any Property for Exchange. « TRADE SPECIALITIES." iJAnnouncements may be made under this heading at the nominal charge of One Penny per Line per Week, But they should be confined to the class indicated, and must be Prepaid for not less than 13 weeks. It is be- lieved these will in time become very popular, and Advertisers are assured that their Announcements will appear in the order in which they come in, it being considered that an alphabetical arrangement might be used by some Advertisers in a way that would be de- trimental to others. NOTE—THE Pontypool Free Press IS PUBLISHED EARLY ON FRIDAY MORNING, And Advertisements intended for the current week should be received at the Office NOT LATER than THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
STOCK AND SHARE LIST. Supplied by Messrs. THACKERAY & SAYCE, Stock and Share Brokers, 1, Pearson-place, Cardiff RAILWAYS. Paid Prices Stock Great Western £ 100 .112 113 „ London and North Western 100 .145 146 „ Monmouthshire 100 16.5 166 „ Rhymney .100 .170 172 Taff Vale 100 .209 211 PREFERENTIAL. Stock Monmouthshire 5 per cent. 100 .122 123 12 Do. New. convertible 6 111 12 Stock Taff Vale No 1 100 .209 211 „ Do. 4! par cent 100 .110 112 Do. 5 per cent 100 .121 123 GUARANTEED AND LEASED Stock Rhymney, 5 p. c. guaranteed 100 .119 121 50 Aberdare, 10 per cent 50 .120 121 20 Coleford Mon., & Usk, 5 p.c. 20 23 231 Stock Great Western 5 p. c. (guar) 100 .128 129 „ Hereford, Hay, & Brecon 100 94 96 „ Do. do. Pref. 100 95 97 DEBENTURE STOCKS. Stock Hereford, Hay, and Brecon 5 per cent 100 .124 125 „ Great Western 5 per cen t. 100 .128 130 „ Taff Vale 4 per cent 100 .102 104 BANKS. 20 BristolWest of England,Lim. 71. 8 8t 100 Glamorganshire Banking Co. 100 .145 150 10 Glamorganshire 10 14i 15 10 London & Provincial, Lim. 5 11J llf 4 50 National Provincial 21 76 77 20 National Provincial 12 44! 451, 10 North and South Wales 10 27 27§ 20 Swansea (Limited) 7. 8.1 8i. 4 z GAS. 10 Aberdare 10 11 Hi Stock Bristol. 100 .175 176 Cardiff A 10 per cent 100 .180 182 Do. B 8 per cent 100 .135 140 25 Do. Shares 7 per cent.. 25 30 32 10 Llynvi Valley 10 10 11 Stock Newport A 100 .172 177 Do. B 100 .128 132 20 Do. C. 17 18 19 25 Swansea 7! per cent 25 32 33 GAS AND WATER. 10 Bridgend 10. 8! 9i Stock Do. Deb. Stock 100 .101 102 „ Pontypool (Max 10 p. c.) 100 .135 145 12 Do. ( do. ). 12 16 18 10 Do. (Max. 7 p. c.) 10. 9 11 10 Ystrad 10 21 21i WATER WORKS. 25 Bristol. 25 63 65 Stock Cardiff 100 ..275 285 11 Do. 1860 100 .200 220 10 New 6. 12 14 Stock Neath 10 p. c. Guaranteed 100 .190 195 10 Do. 5 per ct. Preference 10 9 91 10 Newport. 10 17 19 10 Do. New 7. 14 16 Stock Pontypridd 5 p. c. Preference 100 107 109 MISCELLANEOUS. Stock Alexandra Dock, 6 p. c. Pref. 100 .110 120 „ Ditto 10 Bristol and South Wales Wagon Co., Limited 4 6 6! 23 Ebbw Vale 20 71 8t 100 Nantyglo and Blaina Iron Works, Preference 100 23 24 10 Newport Abercarn Colliery 10 61 7 5 Do. Tramways 5. 21 31 20 Patent Nut and Bolt, Lim. 14 21 211 50 Rhymney Iron, Limited 50 22i 23jr 15 Do. New 15. 7 71 25 South Wales Colliery 24. 4J 4 £ 50 Tredegar Iron&Coal, A Lim. 26 16! 17! 25 Do. do. B Lim. 25 191 20i Bank Rate 2 per cent. (since 10th April). BUYERS Cardiff and Swansea. Colliery Shares South Wales Colliery Shares London and Provincial Bank Shares Taff Vale Railway Stock Monmouthshire Ordinary Stock Ditto X12 Shares, &c, THACKERAY & SAYCE, CARDIFF, November 26, 1879.
45tvtl)S, JJftaruageg, aild IBeatijs. DEATHS. Nov. 13, suddenly, at Cowfold (Sussex), aged 64 years, Mr Thomas Stacey, mason (formerly of Pontypool). Nov. 18, at Lime Tree Cottage, Stow Hill, New- port, aged 5 years, Olive Louise, youngest daugh- ter of Mr Alfred Jacob. Nov. 22, at Talywain, aged 17 years, Joseph, son of Mr Edwin Symmonds, striker for smith. Nov. 22, at Pontnewynydd, aged 64 years, Mary, widow of Mr John Roberts, haulier. Nov. 24, at Talochre Farm, Cwmnantddu, aged 33 years, Mr David Davies, coal miner. Nov. 25, at Cwmyniscoy, aged 50 years, Ann, widow of Mr Wm. Jones, furnace manager. Nov. 25, at Abersychan, aged 25 years, Mr David James, coal miner. Nov. 25, at Albion-road, Pontypool, aged 32 years, Mr Wm. Beynon, signalman. Nov. 26, at Blaenavon, aged 65 years, Mary, wife of Mr Wm. Lewis, late of the Miners' Arms.
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THE LATE EISTEDDFOD AT MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL. To the Bditor of the Free Prets. Sir,-WiR you allow me to correct the report contained in your valuable paper of last week with reference to the above. The adjudicator (Mr D. Bowen) in giving his adjudication on the anthem, Open ye the gates," linked Nos 1, 4, and 5 choirs as being wanting in harmony;-these were the Blaenavon, Tabernacle (Baptist), and Primitive Methodist, Pontypool. He (Mr B.) said that Nos. 2 and 3 choirs, which were the Abersychan choir and Pontypool Glee Party, harmonised all through- out. Yours truly, Pontypool. T. H. MORGAN. To the Editor of the Free Press, Sir,—Your issue for the 22nd inst. just to hand; and with your permission I will say a few words in reply to Mr C. White's letter and the extract from the Galveston News. If emigrants stop in Galveston two days, it is purely out of choice. The tickets issued them are through tickets, and the trains run at regu- lar intervals. The charge of 25 cents upon each package is the regular wharf charge, and is no more than it is at Liverpool. The emigrants on reaching their destination are NOT put into cots, and rent charged; they are placed in large, well-built Emigrant Homes, some of them containing as many as 50 rooms. They are found everything free, except provi- sions, and no rent is charged. Here the emigrant places his family until he finds a home for them. As to the mosquitoes, doubtless the rich blood of the new-comer is relished by them, but they only bite at night,and the Texan has a ban" to his bed that effectually keeps them out; besides, the man who leaves a country, or is driven from it by a mosquito, must have very little grit" in him indeed. Now as to the price of provisions: the market report of the Galveston News for Nov. 5th, and which I send you with this, quotes flour, triple extra, at 6 dols. 75 cents per barrel of 200 IBs., or considerably under 2d. per lb.; potatoes at 2 dols. 25 cents. per barrel of 3 bushels; butter is quoted at from 20 to 27 cents.; sugar, 9 to 11 cents.; apples, 3 dols. 50 cents, to 4 dols. per barrel of 3 bushels, equalling about l £ d per lb. As to meat being dear, why there is a company now being formed to bring fresh meat from Texas to sell here. The San Antonio Express quotes beef at 3d. per lb.; mutton, 4d.; pork, 4d. I will send a printed price list of all these things, and many more, to any one applying for it. Texas is not a Garden of Eden, neither is it flowing with milk and honey. If a man goes there he must expect to work and fare hard for the first year or two, until he can get his farm in order; but after that he is his own landlord, butcher, baker, and greengrocer; he grows his own fruit, shoots his own game, catches his own fish. Cabbages may be 15 cents. each,—so much the better for him. Land may be bought, within five miles of Galveston, at Xi per acre. An acre of cabbage planted 2 feet apart each way, and sold at 15 cents each, will net .£344 10s. Hd. Here's a chance for some industrious man, IF HE CAN GET 15 CENTS. EACH FOR THEM. I will not trouble you now with a reply to the extract from the Galveston News, but will send you the true account, from an abler pen than mine, in the course of a few days. Yours truly, London, Nov. 26, 1879. W. G. KINGSBURY. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—In common with many of your working class readers, I felt very pleased in perusing the Abersychan Local Board report of last week. I there find that the employers of labour in this dis- trict did not have it all their own way, and on behalf of myself and several small ratepayers I beg to tender Mr Wm. Lewis our sincere thanks for the manly and sensible way he took the bull by the horns" on the occasion referred to. It is my lot to mix largely with the underground men of this locality, and all of them I have spoken to upon the subject of street lighting agree in say- ing that the works' proprietors have not so much regard for the public convenience as their own in this matter. Working men say the lights are only in a very small portion of the Board district. There are no lamps on Varteg, Garndinaitn, British, Talywain, or Cwmffrwdoer, in which places hundreds of colliers live; if, then, the coalmasters are so solicitous about the comforts of a few miners in Abersychan, why do they not evince the same regard for their fellow-workmen in the places named? The tradesmen of the locality are anxious to extend the lighting area, but to this proposition the works owners say If Nay," and indeed it has been made very clear that they are also unwilling to pay anything to- wards the existing lighting service, although they have increased its cost on the New Road to the extent of about .£40 the year. Under the circum- stances, the tradespeople cannot be blamed for curtailing the public expenses, and my working- class friends assure me that any remonstrances should be addressed to the employers of labour, and no one else, for refusing to contribute towards, and declining to extend the benefits of street lighting. The ratepayers of the inner dis- trict are certainly over-taxed, and from what I have recently understood I find an assessment of .£200 in the inner is equal to one of £400 in the outer district. Mr Lewis's object has been to get a fairer distribution of the rating levies, and no blame to him either; for the chances are that if public burdens were lighter, our tradesmen could sell at cheaper prices, and cottage landlords could afford to reduce their rents considerably. I am, sir, yours truly, ONE WHO SEES A HOLE IN A LADDER. Talywain.
THE battle of the pavement was gallantly fought on Monday in Pontypool Police Court. Eight summonses had been served, at the instigation of the Surveyor to the Board, upon as many trades- people of the town, and the cases were on that day heard before two local magistrates. The point at issue appears to be the right to the pos- session of the pavements of the town: that is, whether the public are entitled to the sole use and benefit of the convenient, but by no means exten- sive, footways which form the margins of our somewhat tortuous streets; or whether the occu- piers of the various shops may not claim some measure of right to use a portion of the space for more effective display of their merchandise than can be attained within the precincts of their shops or premises. The object sought by each in- dividual tradesman is evidently two-fold,—to at- tract custom to his own establishment by with- drawing it from rival places of business, and to strive to sell more than his customers, in the or- dinary way, come into his shop to ask for. In other words, he endeavours to create wants which would not otherwise be felt, by setting his goods before the public in such ways as seem to him most likely to secure attention. When the passer- by has his hat struck off and his hair twisted up on end by a swinging sweeping-brush, or finds himself ignominiously enveloped for minute or so among the folds of a suspended blanket or coun- terpane, we may feel sure he has become enlight- ened as to where those articles may be obtained. As long as the exhibition of goods is confined to the interior of the shop window or the doorway, no harm can possibly be done to anybody, and competition is fair and legitimate, limited only by the extent of plate-glass and the taste displayed. It is when the shop is extended into the street by goods being placed outside of the window or door that the effort after increased custom is likely to overstep the bounds of strict justice, for then the question is not altogether which can make his window look the most attractive, but which can add most to the dimensions of his shop, without increase of rent, by utilising the pavement. In a contest of this kind the thoughtful and consider- ate man will soon find himself outstripped by a rival who may be careless of the comfort or con- venience of others; hence the effect is that all more or less gradually encroach, however small their beginnings. The inevitable tendency of this rivalry, if not checked, would be to render the pavements, after a time, almost impassable, and foot passengers would be driven into the road, to their great danger and discomfort. Like many other towns, Pontypool has not enjoyed immunity from this kind of exhibition, but, happily, the Local Authority is alive to the danger which thus menaces the public footways, and the subject has received frequent consideration at their assem- blies. But although so much light has been thrown on the subject by the deliberations of the members of this Board, no action has resulted until the present week. The threats had been so often uttered that they failed to frighten, and the delinquents acted in defiance of them. One mem- ber of the Board, however, entered upon a crusade against the practice, and perseveringly brought the matter forward again and again, until his praiseworthy zeal was rewarded by success. At the meeting of Oct. 22nd, it was announced by tha Surveyor that he intended that day to apply for summonses against ten tradesmen. Mr ECKERS- LEY proposed that proceedings should not be im- mediately taken, as the publication in the FREE PRESS of that week, of what was then passing, would no doubt act as a warning and show that "the Board meant business." This was ulti- mately carried, the following Saturday being fixed upon as the last day of grace, and the Surveyor being instructed to summon all who transgressed after that day. Previous threats proved inopera- tive because they were nullified by indecision, and it may have been assumed that those now uttered partook of the negative character of their prede- cessors. But those persevering tradesmen who thus permitted themselves to be lulled into a feel. ing of security, found to their cost that they had presumed too far—that the Board which they had fondly imagined to be fast asleep was in reality wide awake, and astir in downright earnest. The cry of Wolf" had been so often falsely raised that they heeded it not, but the enemy came upon them when they least expected him, and they re- ceived the dread summons to appear before the magistrates and answer to the charge made against them. When tho cases were heard, severe strictures were passed by the Bench upon the practice of placing articles outside shops, be- cause of the great temptation to dishonesty thereby set before the poor and needy. This is a very important phase of the question, and should not be overlooked. The well-to-do can scarcely appreciate the force of the temptation. Many an anxious mother, struggling hard so to eke out her husband's scanty earnings that they may suffice for the support of the family, and feeling keenly the needs 'of the little ones at home. must find herself powerfully moved to ap- propriate one of the many articles of clothing of which she sees such profusion apparently placed in her way. It seems so easy to take the shoes, or the stockings, or the nice warm scarf, and no one will miss them. It does not seem like theft when the articles are so much wanted by the children, and every sixpence has to do duty for a shilling. During the hearing of the case, it was stated that some members of the Board had also infringed the bye-law, and the assertion was not disputed; in fact, open confession to the same effect had been made at the Board by the transgressing members themselves. One of the defendants closely cross-examined the Surveyor in Q.C. style. It appeared.that the names of some members of the Board had been included by the Surveyor in a list of persons to be prosecuted, but that this list was not acted upon, and another one was made, on which none of the members appeared. The Sur- veyor explained that he had not used his first list because of the days of grace before alluded to, and said the members who were then to be sum- moned had not since obstructed the streets. It was thereupon said by a defendant that at the very minute a member of the Board had goods ex- posed in a worse condition than his were. The tradesmen were fined Is each, and so far the Board scored a victory, but Dame Fortune was in rather a capricious mood, for although the Board won, it was with a difference, as the fines did not carry costs, and therefore all the expenses will have to be borne by the Board. In law, as in war, victory may be scarcely less disastrous than defeat.
ILLNESS OF VICE-CHANCELLOR BACON. Shortly after Vice Chancellor Bacontfiad taken his seat yesterday (Thursday), in the High Court of Justice, his lordship was suddenly taken ill and had to leave the Court, which then closed for the remainder of the day.
The Parsons Town Correspondent of the Central News, telegraphs that within the next fortnight the Government propose commencing the Shannon Drainage; 500 men will be daily employed. The probable total expenditure is ..£20,006.
THE SITUATION AT CABUL. The Tunes correspondont in Cabul telegraphs 011 the 23rd instant:—" On Thursday General Roberto received the first convoy from Peshawur by the nem route of the Lataband Pass. The crest of this pasi is 8,000ft. above the sea; but the roadway, thougt steep, ia fairly good, and its superiority to the Tazir and Khurd Cabul route is generally allowed. Shirpui Cantonment is at present the scene of immense activity. The troops will occupy their new quartern in a few days, and be prepared for the rigours o: winter, which is now fast approaohing. Though thl days are warm and sunny, there is already very severe frost at night. Provisions for man and beasi are plentiful, and the Bala Hissar, now being rapidly dismantled, affords an enormous supply of wood foi building and firing. There is absolutely nothing it prospect to excite disquiet. Yakoob is still a clos< prisoner in General Robert's tamp at Shirpur. Thf enquiry into his conduct has been completed, and th< decision as to his fate is now in the hands of the Viceroy. Yakoob's weakness and utter incapacity for rule are placed beyond all doubt, but the sus- picion that he was the author of the attack on thE Residency has by no means been removed. The con- duct of his Ministry is equally open to doubt, and they must stand or fall with the Ameer. ForDaoud Shah alone is any sympathy expressed. Practically, General Roberts is Ameer of the country—a situation in which Prince and peasant seem alike to acquiesce. Except Ayoub Khan, whose position at Herat is be. lieved to be precarious, and Mir Afzul and Shcre Ali, who, under General Stewart's orders, are acting as governors of Furrath and Candahar respectively, every Sirdar of note is with General Roberts. It is still the impression that the idea of an united Afghanistan must be abandoned, and that the break- ing up of the country into several principalities, all governed in direct subordination to British direction, anords the best and only guarantee of a peaceful future." The Candahar correspondent of the samo journal says:—"Official intimation of the Ameer's abdication and the assumption of supreme authority by the British has been sent to Ayoub Khan and Mir Afzul. The former, it is believed, will submit, but the latter, a bitter old fanatic, will, it is thought, cross into Persia."
REPORTED INTENTION TO OCCUPY HERAT. The Berlin correspondent of the Daily News has received a private letter from St. Petersburg, the writer of which, who is in a position to be well informed, says :—Intelligence has reached official circles in St. Petersburg that it is the intention of tho English Government next spring to occupy Herat, in alliance with Persia. I do not know what authority there is for this intelligence. I can only answer for it having been received and credited here, and for the flutter of hostility it has at once caused. Until the arrival of the Emperor no steps are being taken, but it is expected that preparations will be at once set on foot to repel by force of arms such an attempt to circumscribe Russian policy in Central Asia, striking as it would a serious blow at the well- known views according to which Persia is regarded as the inheritance of Russia. It is, however, diffi- cult to realise on what grounds, or by what means, Russia can effectually prevent the prosecution and carrying out of such a plan, if it be really purposed. To talk of sending an army of a hundred thousand men from the Caucasus ia an idle threat when we see the difficulties and disasters which have attended an expedition one-fifth of that strength; whilst the more practicable road from the north, from Samar- can and Chardjin, ia so far from the base of supplies that it must require many months to organise an ex- pedition sufficient to prevent the occupation of Herat. The maintenance of lines of communication would bo almost impossible. Nevertheless, if the intelli- Sfence as to the concerted action of England and ,ersia be confirmed, there will no doubt be such a manifestation of hostility as cannot but endanger the relations between the two countries."
THE NAGA HILLS EXPEDITION. The Calcutta correspondent of the limes writes on the 23rd inst. "The 44th Native Infantry occupied and burnt the Nag i village of Piphima on the 9th. The enemy had deserted the place and gone to Konomo General Nation arrived at Piphima on the 10th. On the 16th, 100 men, under Major Evans and Lieutenant Maxwell, attacked and burnt Ccphama. The Nagaa showed fight there, firing from an ambush, Maxwell being slightly wounded, and three or four Sepoys killed and wounded. The enemy's loss was ten killed. The same day the 44th took Sechama, losing two men. Lieutenants Macgregor and Raban have arrived at Samaguting, having marched 90 miles in throe days. They made a reconnaissance towards Onoma, where they found the Nagas fortifying- the village and preparing its defence. AJforce collected at Or. near Piphima, on the 19th, and consisting of the 44th Native Infantry, detachments from the 42nd and 43rd Frontier Police, and two mounted guns, under Lieut. Hansel, expected to attack Konoma about the 20th. All the fighting men from the neighbouring villages are collecie I at Konoma, numbering, it is said, from 3,000 to 5,000, but it is doubtful whether they will face tho artillery. Some sections of the Naga tribe remain friendly, as also the Kukies, who are reported to have killed 200 hostile Anaami Nagas at Jiishwema."
TRANSPORT BUNGLING. The Standard's special correspondent in a dispatch condemns the transport arrangements of the army in the following terms :-The great mass of transport all tried to start at once, and, as might be expected, the confusion was bewildering. At last they were all got off in something like single file, which, how- ever, was only adhered to as far as the first pause. After that each muleteer, elephant, camel, and bul- lock-driver did what was right in his own eyes, pressing forward or halting, twenty abreast when the ground was level, a straggling mass in the narrow gorges, The quality of the animals now became manifest. They had been overworked, underfed, and ill- roated. The loads had in the majority of eases been badly put on, and the halts for readjustment and picking up the fallen eases and bundles were innu- merable. Ihc road was wretched, and the attempts to improve it had altogether failed in their object, and the boulder-strewn bed of a stream is in a state of nature bad travelling for loaded beasts. As the march went on, the line of baggage animals became more straggling and scattered. Gaps of half a mile in length occurred in what was facetiously termed one column; and as we made our way through enormously strong positions overhung by towering hills, or through tracts where the road was bordered on each side by thick jungle, we constantly said to each other, If the tribes come upon us to-day they will make a clean sweep of our baggage." When the long strag- gling train dropped by ones and twos into Karaterga, a halting-place, it was discovered that no forage whatever was to be had for the exhausted animals. No one had apparently given the matter a thought, and tho consequence was that although, had it been known that there was no food to be obtained at the end of the march, each animal could at starting have carried a day's forage in addition to his load, no one know of it, no one thought of it, and there was nothing for the more weakly animals, who did not feel equal to another tremendous day's march without food, to do but to die. This they at once began to do with alacrity, and it may truly be said that those who succumbed that first night were the enviable ones of the party. Late in the afternoon an outbreak of musketry in the distance told that the rearguard was engaged, and the oth Punjaub Infantry, who were at the fort, went back and drew the enemy off. It was fortunate, indeed, that the tribes did not come upon the scene until the rearguard was coming along, for had they come down on the line of baggage the con- sequences would have been fx-ightful; as it was a good deal of the baggage which was lost on that day was never heard of again.
fHE BALA HISSAR EXPLOSIONS. The special correspondent of the Pioneer of AUa- aabad, says, in regard to the explosions in the Bala Hissar, that they were not due to any accident, but were intentionally brought about by some of the enemy who had trusted to our occupying the place in force. Captain Shafto, who was exam- ining the war marterial stored in the go-downs which have been destroyed, was careful to a fault in nil his Work; and it ia argued that so great an explosion could not have occurred unless preparations had been made for it beforehand. Further, it is believed that the powder which did the mischief was lodged in vaults below the open ground within the walls; and of the existence of these vaults were quite in ignorance. — —
NATIVE CONTINGENTS NOT REQUIRED. The Indian Government has decided now that Cabul has been occupied that the services of con- tingents from the Punjaub native states are not now required, but the native Princes are requested to maintain their forces as efficient as possible.
LORD CHELMSFORD'S REWARD Lord Chelmsford is to be recommended by the Colonial Secretary to Her Majesty for investiture with the Order of St. Michael and St. George, in recognition of his African services. The regi- ments ordered to remain in South Africa at the conclusion of hostilities are the 2nd, 21st, 58th, 3rd, 60th, 91st, and 94th.
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