I DISPATCH OF MAILS I up AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. The dates given are those of the mails being made apin London. It is recommended to post letters in the country a dav or two before, and to write the route on the envelope distinct from the address. AMERICA-UNITED STATES. Lettprs Registered Joa. newspapers. AUC. 9; 11. 2Jd. 1<? 4oz. CANADA. Every Thursday 21d. Id. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Aug. 9. Queensland (via S.atnptow) 6d Id. „ Victoria.NowSouthWales, and Tasmania (via Bris- bane and Southampton 6d Id. „ 17 Queensland, Victoria, New S. Wales, Tasmania. (via Brindisi and Brisbane) 8d. 2d. 23 Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tas- mayiia(v,ia Southampto.i) 6d. Id. „ „ Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand (via S.atnpton § Melbourne) 6d. id. „ „ New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, South Australia. <iaeen»l*Bd, Tasmania via San Fran- Cisco) 6d. DA&Y MAILS FROM PONTYPOOL. For London & all parts.. 11.0 a.m., 4.30 p.m., 7.0 p.m. With Additional Stamp. 11.10 a.m.. 4.40 p.m., 7.30 p.m. MONEY ORDERS, AND SAVINGS BANK BUSINESS. From 9.0 a.m to 5.0 p.m. TELEGRAMS. From 8.0 a.m. to 8J) p.m. Sundays, 8.0 a.m. to 10 a.m. ) TRAINS. i From Crane-street Station, M. R. & C. Co. To Blaenavon, at— I Sunday 9.45 | 12 45 3.45 | 6 85 | 9.0 | 10.0 8.45 An extra train on Saturday only at 8.15 to Abersycbafa. To Newport, at I Sunday 7,48 11.28 2.3 I 4.55 1 7.40 I 8.8 5.10 An extra train on Saturday only at 3 55. An extra train on Saturday only from Newport at 1.50, ar- rive at Pontypool 2.20 and stop. From Pontypool Town Station, Trosnant. G.W.R. Co. To Crumlin, at— I Sunday 9.2 | 2.7 5.38 | 8.3 6.13 To Pontypoel Road, at- I 10.26 ) 2.0 I 551 11.8 ) 9.22 From Pontypool Road. To JIereford at- I 7.35 1 10.50 1 2.20 I 3.40 I 6.5 9.45 I 6.5 An extra train to Abergavenny at 11.10 a m. To Monmouth, at— X 7,45 1 11.15 i 2 25 1 6.10 To Newport, at— i 8.45[ll.l5|l2.15|l.50|3.45|5.25|6.15|8.40|9.18 | 11.18 | 8.28 ■ STEAMER TO BRISTOL FROM NEWPORT. Aug. 3, 9.15 morn.; Auff. 8, 3,30 afnoon; Aug. 10, 3.15 afnoon r '10 NEWPORT FROM BRISTOL. £ August 7,4.0 afternoon August 9, 5.30 afternoon. I fty The 1'yblisher will not hold himself responsible for any I inaccuracies in these tables. t The onlv DIRECT Line of Steamers to PHILADEL- PHIA is the AMERICAN LINE UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. m LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA EVERY WEDNESDAY, I falling ATQUEENSTOWN every THUKSD AT First-class, full-powered Iron Steam- i ships are appointed to oau PENNSYLVANIA Aug. 8 OHIO Aug. 29 ILLINOIS Aug. 15 INDIANA Sept. 5 "LORDCLIYE Aug. 22 SICILY Sept 12 Ng Intermediate Passengers carried on voyage marked thus* The only TRANS-ATLANTIC LINE sailing under tb8 UNITBO STATIC FLJ.G, and carrying the American Rafts for saving life, besides the usual complement of j. Lifeboats and an extra number of Life Preservers. The csnmjudatmr for atT closes of passengers is equal to ANY of the European Steamship Lines. Every Steamer carries a Surgeon and Stewardess. Passengers and goods are landed at Philadelphia on the Wharf of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, which has the shortest and most direct route to all places in the Western States. Passengers by this Line can pass direct into the Rail- road Cars without leaving the Landing Wharf, and Under the same roof, there are REFRESHMENT ROOM, United States Letter Box, Telegraph Office, Exchange Officc, and Baggage Express Omce. CABIN PASSAGE, 12 to 18 Guineas. Return Tickets, Bt reduced rates. STEERAGE PASSAGE as low as by any other FAST line, including an ample supply of Provisions. Steerage Passengers are forwarded to New York or Boston with- out additional charge. INTERMEDIATE PASSAGE, including Beds, Bedding, and all necessary Utensils, and Separate_table, £ 8 8s ADDIV in Philadelphia, to Peter Wright and Sons, General Aeente 307^ Walnut-street; in Queenstown, to N & J Cummins & Brothers; and in Liverpool, to & ^ISHARDSON, SPENCE, & CO., 17 and 19, Water-street J. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. Tnos. H. THOMAS, Eigh-st., Tenby. JNO. THOMAS. Ghurch-st., Tredegar LLAN LITsTET SHORTEST OCEAN PASSAGE 10 ME R ICA. COMPOSED OF TWENTY FIRST-CLASS ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS. SAILING DAYS-from LIVERPOOL,everyTUES- DAY and THURSDAY to CANADA, and every AL- TERNATE TUESDAY to HALIFAX and BALTI- MORE, forwarding Passengers on easy terms to all parts of CANADA and the UNITED STATES. Surgeon and Stewardesses provided free for all classes Passengers who secure their Tickets before leaving home are met at the Railway Station in Liverpool by an appointed Agent of the Company, who takes charge of them until they go on board the steamer. THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT grants ASSISTED PAS- SAGES by the ALLAN LINE. For Rates of Freight or Passage, apply to ALLAN BROTHERS and Co., Alexandra Buildings, James-street, Liverpool; or to „ J. R. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. i Queensland Emigration. SAILING FROM GREAT BRITAIN. The next ship for Queensland will sail from Glas- gow on the 20th August, and from Queenstown on the 26th August. Female Domestic Servants free. Apply to local agent: J. R. MORGAN, Post Office, ^"TSE AGENT GENERAL FOR QUEENSLAND, London, S.W. FREE EMIGRATION TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA. THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA GRANT FREE PASSAGES To the following Artisans, viz.: Carpenters, Bricklayers, Masons, Plasterers, and bona fide Agricu'tural and Railway Labourers, not exceeding 40 years of age, Single, or Married with not more than three children, also to Single Female Domestic Servants. NO MINERS WANTED. All Persons who are considered eligible by the Emi Eation Agent, paying their own Full Passage, receive a md Order Warrant of the value of £ 20 for every Adult above 12, and £ 10 for Children between I and 12 years of age. No Money, or Fee of any kind, is to be paid by in- tending Emigrants to the Loeal Agents for their re- muneration. Full particulars and information, with Forms of Ap- plication, to be obtained at the Office of the Govern- ment of South Australia. 8, VICTORIA CHAMBERS, WESTMINSTER, LONDoN, S.W., Or cf Mi MORGAN, Post-office, Pontypool. Price 3s., And may be had at the FREE PRESS PRINTING OFFICE, or of the BOOKSELLERS, LOCAL REGISTER; OR, C|ht[mtol0t|g of fonftipool AND THE NEIGHSOUKHOOD. PANTEG & LLANFRECHFA PERMANENT BUILDING SOCIETY, GRIFFITHSTOWN, PONTYPOOL. TRUSTEES. (For the purposes authorized by the Act of Parliament, 17 and SB Vict., c. 42, s. 25 and 28.) Sampson Copestake, Esq, Kdward James Phillips, Esq. Wm. H. Osborne-Taylor. E«q. I John S. Cousins, Esq., M.D. William Collins, Esq. Alfred A. Williams, Esq. I DIRECTORS. I Dr Cousins Cwmbran House, Cnairroan or Directors. A "A Williams. Esq.. Maesderwvn, Vice-Chairman. Mr Jabez Jacob, Cwmbran Mr Frederick R. Phillips Mr W. Smith, Griffithstown Mr D. Davies, Stafford House Mr Isaac Butler, Punteg Mr H. Feather, Cocdygric Mr J. Goodenough, Panteg Mr C. Lawrence, Pontymoil Mr P. Chapman, Pontnewynvdd Mr W. H. Pratt, Littnvrechva Mr Thos. Edwards, Pontypool Mr J. R. Wright, Panteg Mr J. Brown, Griffithstown Mr W. J. Rees. Swansea Sampson Copestake, Esq Mr Geo. Gorrell, Pontypool Wm. H. Osborne-Taylor, E William Cotlins, Esq Mr W. H. Rosser, Pontymoile Mr W. Jacob, Griffith-stown I BANKERS. The West of England and South Wales District Banking Co, SOLICITORS. Messrs E. B. Edward* & Son, Solicitors, Pontypool. SURVEYORS. Mr Ernest Deacon, Pontypool. Mr Roberts, Swansea. SECRJSTARY. Mr B. H. Mad* Pantae Steel Works. JW. TREAJ8V««lt: Mr WilUantrTJollins, Pontypool. rpHIS Society is established to enable members to JL borrow money repayable by monthly instalments, to purchase or build houses, redeem mortgages, &c.; or to accumulate monthly subscriptions at compound inte- I est. Profits to be divided among advanced as well as un- advanced shareholders. Subscriptions on unadvanced shares, 8s per month. Half and'quarter shares may be taken. Paid-up shares, which are repayable at three months' notice, either from the members or the Society, are issued, bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum, receivable half- yearly. MONEY NOW READY TO ADVANCE. For further information, rules, &c., apply to the SECRETARY or the following Agents :— Mr W. P. THOMAS, Bridge Shop, Pontnewydd. Mr JAMES BROWN, 54, King-street, Blaenafon. BRIDGWATER SECOND EQUITABLE PERMANENT BUILDING SOCIETY. Established 1852. TRUSTEES. JoaN PRIOR, Esq., Banker, Bridgwater. JOSEPH RCSCOMBE POOLE, Esq., Solicitor, Bridgwater. Head Office THE MART, Bridgwater. Shares, Z50 each. Advances from £100 to L5000 made upon Property, either to purchase or to pay off existing Mortgage Loans, repayable by quarterly payments. The Shares in this Society attain maturity in about 13 years; but in most other Societies, with a higher scale of payment, 14 years are required to realize their shares. The rates of payment are particularly advan- tageous to Borrowing Members. For prospectus and all further information, apply to Mr E. H. DAVIES, Agent, Crane-street, Pontypool. A NEW MEDICAL WORK. By HENRY SMITH. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Jeua, and Doctor of Mcdicine of the Metropolitan Medical College, New York, by Examination, 1860. Just Published, Enlarged Edition, 144 pages, Crown 8vo„ Free by Post Two Stamps, in Envelope, TVebilitating and Nervous Diseases; their U CAUSE, CONSEQUENCE, SYMPTOMS, AND TREAT- MENT. m This work gives THE RESULT OF TWENTY-EIGHT years' special PRACTICE for the Cure of all Diseases of the Nervous System, Nervous Debility, Mental and Physical Depression, Palpi- tation of the Heart, Noises in the Head and Ears, Indecision, Impaired Sight and Memory, Indigestion, Loss of Energy, Pains in the Back, Constipation, Blu&hing, Hysteria, Timidity, Self-distrust, Dizziness, Love of Solitude, Groundless t'eais, Muscular Relaxation, &c. Itisa GUIDE TO HEALTH, STRENGTH,and VIGOROUS OLD AGE, invaluable to the Nervous, Sedentary, Dyspeptic, and ail those whose constitutions have become debilitated aud relaxed from Irregularities of Life, Ihtemperance, Climate, Age, or Disease, or rom Over-taxed or Abused Energies, whether of body or mind. Gives Instructions and Advice for the Treatment of Nervous and Physical Debility, Local and Constitutional Weakness, Premature Decay, and all Disorders resulting from loss of vital force.. Also by same Author, by post, seven stamps in envelope. ON DISEASES PECULIAR TO WOMAN; v Their Cause, Symptoms, and Cure. This Work is written for the Use of Females. It is a Guide to the Cure of a Class of Ailments to which the Vemale Constitution is peculiarly liable. NOTICE.—The above Medical Works will be sent direct from the Author, in an Envelope, on the receipt of the amount in IMPORTANT TO COUNTRY' INVALIDS. CONSULTATION BY CORRES1 OND^CK THE AUTHOK OF THE ABOVE WORKS lwill for the benefit of Country Invalids, on receiving a description of their case, send his opinion, free of chargp, with advice and directions lor restoration to Hea.th. A Confidential Form of Correspondence containing Ques. tiAns 4 c., to assist persons sn describing thetr case, will 11 sent poa t-fy ee on receiving a directed envelope. ADDRESS HENRY SMITH, 8, Barton-crescent, London, W. *TT!OR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE. JC Bee Deuteronomy, chap, xii., verse 23. [;1J WORLD FAMED IMIililiHimillilil Trade Mark,-u Blood Jffixture." THE CREAT BLOOD PURIFIER & RESTORER Klii DISEASES, Eruptions, Blotches, Ulcerated ij Sore Legs, Old Sores, Glandular Swellings, Can- cerous Ulcers, Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Boils, Carbuncles, Ringworms, Scald Heads, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itch, Scurfs, Discolorations of the Skin, Humours and Diseases of the Skin of whatever name or nature, are literally carried out of the system in a short time by the use of this world-famed Medicine. THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS FROM ALL PARTS. IMPORTANT ADVICE TO ALL.—Cleanse the .L vitiated blood whenever you find its impurities bursting through the skin in pimples, eruptions, or sores cleanse it when you find it obstructed and sluggish in the veins; cleanse it when it is foul. and your feelings will tell you when. Keep the blood pure, and the health of the system will follow. As this mixture is pleasant to the taste, and warranted free from anything injurious to the most delicate constitution of either sex, the Pro- prietor solicits sufferers to give it a trial to test its value. CLARKE'S WORLD-FAMED BLOOD MIXTURE \J is sold in Bottles, 2s 6d each, and in cases, contain- ing six times the quantity, lis each-sufficient to effect a permanent cure in the great majority of long-standing cases,—BY ALL CHEMISTS and PATENT MEDI- CINE VENDORS throughout the United Kingdom and the world, or sent to any address on receipt of 30 or 132 stamps by the Proprietor. c. F. J. CLARKE, Chemist, Apothecaries'Hall,Lincoln. Wholesale All Patent Medicine Houses. LONDON DEPOT: 150 OXFORD STREET. Pontypool: E. Stephens (late Haddock.) B. Ford (late Conway.) COUGHS! COUGHS COUGHS and COLDS alse Consumption, Bronchitis and other affections of the THROAT and LUNGS are quickly RELIEVED and permanently CURED by Brown's Herbal Remedies." All who suffer are requested to test the efficacy of these Medicines. Sample bottles are supplied free of charge by all Country Agents, or can be had by post from the Proprietor. Address :-0. P. BROWN, 2, King-street, Covent Garden, London. Prof. Brown's "Treatise on Consumption," 44 pp., free by post. Prof. Brown's Complete Herbalist," post free 5s.-The above can be had of the Agent for Pontypool, E. B. FORD, Chemist, George-street. ^DR. | F/lR fHTS UNRIVALLED REMEDY FOR _L INDIGESTION, and all Stomach Disorders ha stood the test of time, and is more than ever in public favours rpE&TIMONIAL—" 2, Rosslyn-terrace, Ilampstead, Loudon, 20th September. 1876. My Dear Sir,—It affords me the greatest pleasure to bear Medical Testimony to the excellence of your preparation of Lime Juice and Pepsine in cases of Indigestion and other distressing affections of the Stomach. I have used it with the utmost success in the most obstinate cases of i) N spepsia. I do not hesitate to recommend it as a most efficient and valuuble Restorative. 4 Believe ine, yours faithfully, CHARI.ES J. F. KF.NTON, Surgeon, Secretary to the Koyal Infirmary, and formerly of II.M. Ship Dreadnought." In bottles Is lid, 2s 9d, 4s 6d, and 11s each, and of all Chemists, or of Royie & Co., 67, Barbican, London, E C. Sent free to any pait ofGieat, Britain on receipt of 33 or 54 atumps. ,ÐoQ"'¡'" AU.lJl.l':)..ti..taJ ItSOU. THE PONTYPOOL General Furnishing &Bedding WAREHOUSE, Clarence-street, Pontypool, AND (BRANCH) 95, BROAD-STREET, BLAENAFON. JOHN BEVAN, Dealer in every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNITUliE, PIANO- FORTES, HARMONIUMS, HARDWARE, &c., &c. Agent for the Singer" and Challenge 11 Sewing Machines. SINGER TREADLE MACHINES FOR f4 10s. -GOODS DEI.IVERED PER CART FREE. AGENTS REQUIRED In every Town and Village throughout the United Kingdom, to represent THE GOVERNMENT SECURITY FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, Limited. A Liberal Commission will be allowed, whereby energetic Agents may be enabled to secure a good addition to their income. Applications to be addressed to the Secretary, JOHN J. BLAKE. 164, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.G. PONTYPOOL Horticultural Society ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW. PONTYPOOL PARK, TIIURSDA Y, August 161h, 1877 BAND—GRENADIER GUARDS, Under Mr DAN GODFREY. MARTIN EDWARDS, i „ Q ERNEST DEACON, uon' aeC8' For particulars see bills and schedules. NOTICE. ALL Persons found in search of, or KILLING any GROUSE or other GAME upon the BLAEN- DARE ESTATE, will be PROSECUTED as the Law directs. DAVID LLEWELLIN. Bryn Gomer, Pontypool, July, 1877. To Let, 1 pr ACRES of good MEADOW LATTERMATH, JLt/ two miles from Pontypool.—Tender by letter to S, Post-office, Pontypool. For Sale, 1/^rk SACKS OF BLACK OATS, at 15s per Sack. -LtJvy Terms Cash only.Apply to JOHN KNIPE and Sox, Crane-street, Pontypool. and Sox, Crane-street, Pontypool. Lattermath. 1^0 LET, about SEVEN ACRES of splendid LATTEIIMATH, close to the town, until the 1st February next.—Apply to WILLIAM. F. DAVIKS, Grocer, Pontypool. ANOTHER GREAT REDUCTION IN SEWING MACHINES! THE SINGER". TREADLE MACHINE may naw be obtained for £ 4 10s, or on the weekly hiring system, at Bevan's General Furnishing Warehouses, Clarence-street, Pontypool, Or Broad-street, Blaenafon. USK GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Head Master-ROB T. FARQUHAR MCKERRO W. THE HEAD MASTER has VACANCIES for a few BOARDERS.—Terms, from £ 45 per annum in- clusive. Special Preparation for the Universities, Public Schools, Commercial Life, and all the branches of the Civil Service. Mr MCKERROW has had eighteen years' successful experience in these branches of education. MISS J. F. BALL BEGS to announce that it is her intention to CARRY ON THE SCHOOL at VARTEG TERRACE, which has been so successfully couducted by her lamented aunt, Miss BALL, for upwards of 30 years; and in soliciting a continuance of the kind patronage hitherto accorded, she begs to assure her numerous friends that she will continue to conduct it on the same principles which her late aunt has here- tofore adopted. The School will Re-open on Monday next, July 30th. CWMBRAN PLEASURE GARDENS & HOTEL, Close to the Pontnewydd Station on the Monmouthshire and Great Western Railways. THIS charming place of Summer Resort is aow OPEN FOR THE SEASON. THE ONLY PLACE TO SPEND A HAPPY DAY. Croquet. Cricket, Quoits, Football, and other Amusements. Workmen's Outings, Schools, and Excursion Parties arranged for on Liberal Terms. A Al agnificent Display of Summer Bedding, and other t'lants. BOQUETS AND CUT FLOWERS IN ANY QUANTITY. A first-class Pianist every evening, and the usual Quadrille Band every Thursday. Late Trains on the Great Weetern leave Pontnewydd for JNfewport at 8.60 p.m., and for Pontypool Road at 10.23 p.m. ADMISSION—SIXPENCE. RICHARD CLARK, PROPRIETOR. West of England Loan Office. Established 1856. MONEY. NO sureties required. Cash advanced in sums of £ 10 and upwards to Farmers, Contractors, House- holders, Innkeepers, Tradesmen and others, on their own security, repayable by easy instalments. Distance no object. AGENTS FOE PONTYPOOL: MESSRS. PHILPOT & WINGFIELD, Auctioneers, Market House Chambers. MONEY immediately advanced to any amount from £ 50 and upwards, upon any description of security, comprising real and personal estate, farming stock, re- versions, annuities, furniture (without removal), life policies, and other tangible personal security. No charges made, or commission taken, and the strictest secresy will in all cases be observed. Interest, as follows, viz. :-On freehold or leaseholds from 3 per cent. per annum, per- sonal secuiity from 4 per cent. per annum, other securi- ties at equally reasonable rates. Applicants are requested to apply in the first instance by letter, containing full particulars, in order to save unnecessary trouble, to FREDERICK IIAWKINS, Esq., 9, Great Russell-street, Bloomsburv, London, W.C. Cricketing Goods, Fishing Tackle, ARCHERY, CROQUET, BADMINTON, and aii out-door games may be obtained at II. Fox's, Hair-dresser and Wholesale and Retail Tobacconist, Commercial. street, Pontypool. Tickets for Fishing in the Usk. I The Singer Manufacturing I Co.'s Lock-Stitch SEWING MACHINES. CAUTION. B EW ARE of Persons, who, having no good trade j repute of their own, use our name, "SINGER," II to palm off Counterfeit Machines of Inferior Con- ^™^KON and Manufacture. Every SINGER MA- CHINE has the Company's Name printed upon the Arm and impressed upon the brass Trade-mark Plate. CRXTR?™? (^ECEPTion, buy only at the Offices of the ,SINGER MANUFACTURING COMPANY (for-, merly I. M. SINGBR & Co.) merly I. M. SINGER & Co.) Buy no Machine without the Co.'s Trade- Mark-Plate upon the Arm. DEPOT FOR PONTYPOOL AND NEIGHBOURHOOD THE MARKET, Opposite Messrs DAVIES & SANDBROOK. Letters to be addressed to H. PLANCHE, The Cross Pontypool. THE Snatchwood School-room WILL BB Re- Opened for Divine Service On SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th, 1877, WHEN SERMONS will be preached in the Morning at 11, and Evening at half-past 6, by the Rev. W. R. THOMAS, M.A., Vicar of Abersychan. A Collection will be made after each Service towards the cost of Repairs and Improvements. D. OWEN DAVIES, Vicar. D. OWEN DAVIES, Vicar. N~o¥rcE OF REMO VAL. E. EVANS & SON, Coach Builders & Wheelwrights, BEG to inform the Nobility, Gently, and Public in general that they have Removed from Llanover, uear Abergavenny, to more Commodious Premises at Penperllenny, Goytrey, vnear Pontvpool, whe>*a they ¡. 11.út.v them, together with good wcrljjatMtBPrp and "t mate- rials, to merit a share of the public patronage. E. E. & Son also return their thanks for all past favours, and remain, your obedient servants, E. EVANS & SON, Coach Builders, Wheelwrights, &c., Penperllenny, Goytrey, near Pontypool, Mon -———————————————————-———————.—— To Iron and Coal Masters, Agriculturists, Owners of Horses, and Others. ALFRED KENT, Licensed Horse Slaughterer and Manufacturer of Artificial Manures, HAMNG taken to the premises, Tilbach Farm, JLL Mamhilad, Pontypool, late in the occupation of i William Puuniers, deceased, will give the full value for worn-out and dead Horses, Cows, &c., &c., and will fetch them away within a radius of 12 miles. ORDERS & TELEGRAMS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. The only Licensed Horse Slaughterer in Monmouthshire and South Wales. ADDRESS—A. KENT, near Pontypool. Star Boot Warehouse, COMMERCIAL-STREET, PONTYPOOL. WM. EVANS, BOOT MANUFACTURER, begs to inform tf the inhabitants of Pontypool and its surrounding districts that he will COMMENCE BUSINESS at the above address on SATURDAY (TO-MORROW), and hopes by strict attention, combined with moderate charges, to merit a portion of their patronage. The Stock consists of a very large and choice selection of Home-Made and other Makes, which, for quality and style, cannot be surpassed. Men's Elastic Side Boots, riveted and sewed; Bal- morals ditto ditto Shooting Boots, Working Boots high and low Watertights light and strong Nailed i Boots; Carpet, Leather, and Buckskin Slippers, &c., &c. Ladies Elastic Side and Balmoral Boots, riveted and sewn, in high and low leg, Calf Elastic Side, light, leather, laced, and nailed Boots; Slippers, &c, &c. Youths Elastic Side Balmorals Light, Nailed, Working Boots; Slippers, &c., &c.—Boys and Girls' Nailed Boots, not to be surpassed in price and quality. Babies' Elastic Side and laced Boots; strap Slippers, fancy and plain, in great variety. Ilgig* Bespoke Orders and Repairs attended to on the Shortest Notice. NOTE THE ADDRESS— W. EVANS, Star Boot Warehouse, Commercial Street, PONTYPOOL. July 5, 1877. The Oldest Wholesale and Retail Provision & Family Grocery Trade, CRANE-STREET, PONTYPOOL, I (AND GRIFFITHSTOWN,) ESTABLISHED 1787. DANIEL & JONES flate HerbertJ RETURN their sincere thanks to the Clergy, Gentry, and Public generally for the very liberal support they have received since taking the business, and whilst they respectfully solicit a continuance of the same, they are determined that nothing shall be wanting on their part to give entire satisfaction. Every effort will be made to ensure good quality, moderate prices, and punctual attention to all orders. Good Strong Congou at Is 8d per lb. Fine ° do. 2s Od „ Superior do. 2s 6d „ The Best Mocha Coffees, Sparkling Lump, Crystals, and Demarara Sugars, P, ime Home-cured Bacota, Cliedda)-, English, and American Cheese Salt and Fresh Butters; English, American, and French Flour; Beans, Oats, Bran, Barley Meal, Maize, Sharps, Malt, Peas, Oatmeal; Preset ved Fish, Salmon, Lobster. Sardines Australian Beef and Mutton, in lib., 4lb., and 6lb. Tins, at Lowest Prices. Agents for liuntley & Palmer's Biscuits; Spratt's Patent DogBiscuits, 22s. per cwt.; Worcestershire Fine Salt, Munuretto. N.B D. & J. strongly recommend their 2s and 2s 6d Teas, as being of superior quality. To those who suffer from Irritation :of the Scalp from Scurf, Dandriff, or loss of Hair H. .K,OXIS NUTRITIVE AND SEDATIVE CREAM is a certain remedy.—Sold by Messrs Roderick & Wood, ,and by the Maker, H. Fox, Commercial-st., Pontypool. HLJhrn BtWARE OF WORTHLESS rililUliU IMITATIONS OF RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE The Genuine is used by the Laundresses of I THE PRINCESS OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF EDINBURGH. ) 1 f 4 I I J I SALE OF BANKRUPT STOCK OF | DRAPERY, READY-MADE CLOTHES, &c. E. FOWLER & SON LION HOUSE, PONTYPOOL, HAVING purchased of the Trustees of T. EVANS, Draper, Pentre, near Pontypridd, bis STOCK (amounting at Cost Price to £ 548 15s.), are enabled to offer the same at LESS THAN WHOLE. SALE COST, to effect an early Clearance; and at the same time will oifer the remains of Summer Stock at a Great Reduction, ANI) SPECIAL^ARGAINS IN SILKS, 1 DRESS GOODS, J PRINTS, J HOSIERY, j CALICOES, SHEETING, | BLANKETS, J READY-MADE CLOTHES, j HATS and CAPS &c., &c. TERMS CASH. I Sale to commence on Saturday, July the 28th. I THE SALE BY AUCTIONl OF THE 1 STOCK-IN-TRADE, ) CONSISTING of Handsome Tea Services, Dinner Ware, and a large and useful assortment of China and Glass, late the property ef Mr Shufflebothom, will: be CONTINUED at the MARKET PLACE, Pontypool, until' the whole is cleared out. Sale to commence each Evening at 6. MARKET HOUSE, PONTYPOOL. IMPORTANT SALE OF Electro-Silver Plate and Cutlery, Saws, Edge Tools, Joiners' Tools, S-e-, Embracing nearly everything sold by the Trade. Messrs. WAITE & SON BEG to announce that they have received instruc- tions from a Sheffield Manufacturer, who is' Reducing his Stock in consequence of the great depression in the Hardware Trade, to SELL BY AUCTION, As above, on Thursday & Friday, August 2nd & 3rd, 1877, THE WHOLE OF Which for elegance of design and workmanship can- not be surpassed, and consists of tea & coffee services, I tea kettles, urns, water pots, spirit and pickle stands, flower stands, egg frames, trays, waiters, biscuit cad- dies, claret jugs, cruet frames, butter and marmalade dishes, sandwich boxes, spirit flasks, fruit, dessert, and fish-eater cases, fish carvers, table and dessert spoons and forks, soup ladles, sauce ladles, gravy spooas, egg, mustard, and salt spoons, tea spoons, nut-cracks, &c., &c. i CUTLERY Consists of table and dessert knives, with blades firmly secured to the handles; carvers of every des-, cription, fluted and other steels, Pen, pocket, and sportsmen's knives; also a quantity of hand saws, back saws, joiner's tools, &c. An inspection respectfully solicited. The Sale will take place Que o'clock-in inc fternoon • I ur j.u inisi llME IK. j .;7 FLEUR-DE-LIS COTTAGE, Near Maesycwmmwr. To Parties Furnishing and Others. I Messrs. WAITE & SON HAVE been instructed by Mr JOSEPH HILL to SELL BY AUCTION, on the premises, as above, on TUESDAY, the 7th day of August, 1877, the whole of his! NEAT AND USEFUL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, Comprising feather and millpuff beds, pillows, and bolsters iron bedsteads, palliasses, mahogany chest of drawers, dressing tables, wash stands, toilet glasses, night commodes, ware, mahogany-case clock, sofa^ couch loo, pembroke, and other tables hair-seated' polished, and other chairs; easy chair, book standi dresser, dinner service, china, glass, ornaments, fenders and fireirons, and other effects. J Sale to commence at One o'clock. Auctioneers' Offices, Clarence-st., Pontypool, July 31st, 1877. IN LIQ TJIDA TION. BE THE ESTATE OF CHARLES MINOR. Furniture Warehouse, Trosnant St., PONTYPOOL. Mr. JAMES GRAHAM BEGS to announce that he will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION (without reserve), on MONDAY, August 13th, 1877, a quantity of NEW AND SECOND-HAND Household Furniture, IRONMONGERY, AND EFFECTS, COMPRISING — Book cases, chimney glasses in gilt and wood frames, walnut oval table, mahogany sofas and couches in hair and American cloth, mahogany easy chairs in ditto, single chairs in ditto, cane-seated Windsor and folding chairs, vases of artificial flowers under glass shades,' mahogany cheffioneers, mahogany pembroke tables, deal tables, perambulators, music stools, cocoa-nut matting, floor cloth, prints and engravings in maple frames, time- pieces, barometers, water filters, dinner services, window poles, cupboards, rocking chairs, timepiece under glass shade, coffee tables, French iron bedsteads, straw palli- asses, wool and millpuff mattresses, feather and millpuff beds, painted wardrobe, mahogany and painted chests with drawers, washstands, dressing tables, toilet glasses, towel rails, night commodes, linen baskets, hand bas- kets, children's chairs, alothes brushes, concertinas, hay pikes, clothes boxes, trunks, galvanized baths and buckets, fenders, sets fire-irons, iron tea kettles, tin j ditto, iron saucepans, oval boilers, frying pans, cocoa-1 nut mats, scrubbing brushes, bass brooms, mops, tin! I candlesticks, tin tea and coffee pots, wire meat covAs,! spittoons, &c., &c.; spring wagon, spring trap, and' numerous other effects. Sah punctually at Eleven o'clock. I Dated, 67. High-street, Newport, July 27, 1877. ¡ — — —- II To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llantarnam, the Superintendent of Police for the District of Caerleon, and to all whom it: may concern. FRANCIS SERVICE, now residing at Cwmbran,! I FRANCIS SERVICE, now residing at Cwmbran,! j in the Parish of Llantarnam, in the County of! Monmouth, Fitter, and for Six Months last past having) resided at Cwmbran, in the said Parish of Liantarnani, Do hereby give Notice that it is my intention to apply; at the General Annual Licensing Meeting to be holdenj at the Police Station, Caerleon, on the 6th day of Sep- tember next ensuing, for a License to Sell Beer by Retail, not to be drunk or consumed in the House or Premises thereunto belonging, situate at Cwmbran. under my hand this 30th day of July, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-seven. FRANCIS SERVICE. To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llantarnam., the Superintendent of Police for the District of Caerleon, and to all whom it I may concern. I FRANCIS SERVICE, now residing at Cwmbran,! 9 iu the Parish of Llantarnam, in the County ofi Monmouth, Fitter, and for Six Mouths last past having! resided at Cwmbran, in the said Parish of Llantarnam, Do hereby give notice, that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting to be holdeii at the Police Station, Caerleon, on the 6th day of September next ensuing, for a License to Sell Beer by Retail to be drunk or consumed in the House or Pre mises thereunto belonging, situate at Cwmbran, and which I intend to keep as inn, Alehouse, or Victualling i House. Given under my hand this 30th Jay of July, in the' Year of our Lord One Thousand Light Hundred and Stfvmty-seven. FRANCIS SERVICE, ( To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Trevethin, the Superintendent of Police for the District of Pontypool, and to all whom it may concern. I ROBERT SAWTELL, now residing at Llantarnam, j in the Parish of Llantarnam, in the County of Monmouth, Beerhouse-keeper, and for Six Months last past having resided at Llantarnam, in the said Parish of Llantarnam, Do Hereby Give Notice that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Li- censing Meeting, to be holden at the Town Hall, Pontypool, on the 25th day of August next ensuing, for a License to Sell Beer by Retail, to be drunk or consumed off the House or Premises thereunto be- longing, situate at Pentrepeod, and which I intend to keep as a Beerhouse. Given under my hand this 30th day of July, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-seven. ROBERT SAWTELL. To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llanover Upper, the Superintendent of Police for the District of Pontypool, and to all whom it may concern. I LEWIS RICHARDS, now residing at Blaenavorr in the Parish of Llanover Upper, in the County of Monmouth, Grocer, and for Six Months last past having resided at Blaenavon, in the said Parish of Llanover Upper, Do Hereby Give Notice that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting, to be holden at the Town Hall, Pontypool, on the 25th day of August next ensuing, for a License to Sell Beer by Retail, to be drunk or consumed in the House or Premises thereunto belonging, situate at Blaenavon, and which I intend to keep as a House and Premises to sell Beer to be consumed off the Premises. Given under my hand this 25th day of July, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-seven. LEWIS RICHARDS. To the Qferseers of the Poor of the Parish of Panteg, the Superintendent of Police for tht: District &f*Paatypooi, and to iit&tchem iLjnaq WATKI^St no- residing at Cvrcnvnyscoy. j j in the Parish, of Panteg, in the County of Mon> mouth, Beerhouse-keeper, and for Six Months last past having resided at Cwmynyscoy, in the said Parish of Panteg, Do Hereby Give Notice that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting, to be holden at the Town Hall, Pontypool, on the 25th day of August next ensuing, for a License to Sell exciseable Liauors by Petail, to be drunk or consumed in the House or Premises thereunto belong- ing, situate at Cwmynyscoy, and kept by me as a Beerhouse and called The Prince of Wales, and which I intend to keep as Inn, Alehouse, or Victualling House. Given under my hand this 10th day of July, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-seven. JOHN WATKINS. To the Overseer8 of the Poor of the Parish of Llanvrechva Upper, the Superintendent of Police for the District of Pontypool, and to all whom it may concern. WE, the Undersigned, RICHARD WELLING- TON, of No. 7, High-street, Griffiths Town, in the Parish of Llanvrechva Upper, in the County of Monmouth, and JOHN WILLIAMS, of Sowhill, in Pontypool, in the said County of Monmouth, Do Herebv Give Notice that it is our intention to apply to the Magistrates assembled in General Annual Li- censing Sessions, convened for that purpose at the Town Hall, Pontypool, aforesaid, on Saturday, the 25th day of August next, for a Six Days License to Sell Beer, Porter, Cider, and other Malt Liquors, by Retail, to be consumed off the Premises, under the Wines and Beerhouse Act, 1869. And we Hereby Further Give Notice, that the Premises in respect to which such License is intended to be applied for are in our own occupation, and situate in High-street, Griffiths Town, aforesaid. Dated this 28th day of July, 1877. RICHARD WELLINGTON. JOHN WILLIAMS. To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llanvrechva Upper and the Superintendent of Police of the Division of Pontypool, and to all whom it may concern. I CHARLES EVANS, now residing at No. 11, High- 5 street, Griffithstown, in the Parish of Llanvrechva Upper, in the County of Monmouth, Labourer, and for Six Months last past having resided at No 11, High-street, Griffithstown, in the said Parish of Llan- vrechva Upper, Do Hereby Give Notice that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting, to be holden at the Town Hall, Pontypool, on the 25th day of August next ensuing, for a Certi- ficate or Certificates authorising the grant to me of a License or Licenses to Sell Ale, Beer, Porter, and Cider by retail, to be drunk or consumed off the Pre- mises, situate and being No. 11, High-street, Grif- fithstown aforesaid, in my own occupation. Given under my hand, this 26th day of July, 1877. CHARLES EVANS. To the Overseers of .the Poor of the Parish of Llanvrechva Upper, the Superintendent of Police for the District of Pontypool, and to all whom it may concern. I GEORGE WILLIAMS, now residing at Pont- f newydd, in the Parish of Llanvrechva Upper in the County of Monmouth, General Dealer, and for Six Months last past having resided at Pontnewydd, in the said Parish of Llanvrechva Upper, Do Hereby Give Notice that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting, to be holden at the TQwn Hall, Pontypool, on the 25th day of August next ensuing, for a License to Sell Wine, Spirits, and Beer by retail, not to be drunk or consumed in the House or Premises thereunto belonging, situate at Pontnewydd. Given under my hand this 1st day of August, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-seven. GEORGE^VILLIAMS. 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I "GOOD INTENT" LODGE, INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS. I The annual feast of the above society was held on Monday, at the Pontnewydd Inn, when an excellent spread, which did great credit to the catering of Host I Wm. Jones, was laid on the table, and ample justice was done to it by the company assembled. When the cloth was removed P.G. Wm. JoneE was I voted to the chair, and, after a short address, proposed The Health of the Queen." The speaker extolled the I character of our gracious sovereign, Queen Victoria, and said that it was owing to the safe monarchical insti- tution of which she is the representative that English- men enjoy so much liberty and so many constitutioual privileges. Solo—" God Save the Queen"—Mr Pearce, harpist, Rhondda Valley. The next toast was The Prince and PrintM of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Fassily," which WM eqnally well received. Solo—"God Bless the Prince of Walea" -V,r P-. Song—"Give me the man of honest heirt"—Mr Pearce. Mr John Parfitt proposed The Army and Navy and Volunteer Forces." The political state of Europe, he said was every day assuming a more critical position, and the day might yet arrive when the army and avry would be requM-ed to protect the honoar and intMWtsdf England. He had no doubt bat that, if things eame tm the worst, our army and navy would do again as they had done in the past. This toast was coupled with the name of Bro. Sum- ner, Rock of Blaendare" Lodge. Mr Pearee here sang a song, the ehoras efwhioh WM as follows:- You great Russian Bear, You would like to tear The Turkey all to pieces, And take away your share But the Lion said, I Beware Mr Bruin, have a care! You want Constantinople— But touch it if you dare!' This song evoked much enthusiasm. Bro. Sumner responded. He said the task of re- sponding to this toast generally fell to hira but the Army and Volunteers need never be forgotten whilst ho could respond, He believed Mr Pearce, who had sung the last song, had spoken the very sentaaents he would have given utterance to. If England. to take a side at all in the great struggle now pending, he thought it should be on the side of Turkey he believed the rebellion against the Mahomeddan Power had been worked up by Russian agents. Turkey had been bad, but there was a worse power on the other side of the Danube. Russia inscribes the name of Christianitv on her banner, and dips that banner in the blood of the Turk. She says in effect to the Bulgarians, 44 Murder them one by one." Was it not time that England should speak out ? He would say it was. Could they not see that the influence of England was waning, day by day and if she did not quickly assert her rights, she would sink to the level of a third class power. Russia had so extended her power in the East that only a nar- row strip of land separated her dominions from those of England in India. The speaker, referring to the past history of Russia, asserted that her assumption of the title of44 Holy Russia" was all the more base and hype- critical because she had written her name on the baMS of the women and children of Poland. In conclnsion, he hoped the Army and Navy would ever do their duty ae Englishmen (applause). The next toast was The Bishop, the Clergy, and Ministers of all Denominations." Mr Williams did not think there could be a more oppropriate toast to come after The Army and Navy" than that of "The Bishop and Clergy and Ministers of all Denominations," be- cause what would the army have done—what could they do-without Divine aid ? This toast was coupled with the name of the vice-chairman, Mr Jno. Thomas. Mr Thomas responded. It gave him great pleasure to see that the important question of religion WM not forgotten and he considered that England and Wales would not be now in the position that they were but for the observance of the precepts of religion. Mr Thomas delivered a lengthy and excellent address in responding to this toast, and was listened t« with the greatest at- '« tention. In the course of his able address, he elaboratedf the theory, from Biblical prophecy, of the cous. v The next toast was proposed by Mr Heary Parfitt. It waa •' Tk. —j t—Tj-aJtic » |jr Parfitt wa* crvr~ they had met that evening uBcfer Eutu ueyrusaing cir- cumstances with reference to the coal and iron ttadfe*. He would have preferred to speak upon fte coal and iron trades three years ago. when it was said tSSt no- thing would do for the working man but champagnfl (laughter). He was sorry to say those days had gone I oy; but he hoped and trusted the day would come when they should see those good times. He did not thank there ever was a time in his history which could recall such 'a corresponding depression in the coal and iron tradft as at the present time. He did not think that the masters had ever sold their manufactured goods at the same price as they did at this time and this it was that many, making a con parison, put the masters of the present day at a disadvantage with those of the past. Some persom tell us that the coal and iron trades have passed out of \his country but be did not think so. When-better times would aeain arrive—which he be- lieved would be the case-he hoped both masters and men would have better sense than they had had three years ago. Both TIasters and men were to be blamed three or four years ago; the latter received high wages and the former good profits, and this made them inde- pendent of one anoiher; and a great deal of the trade had left the countrj through the misunderstanding be- tween men and masiers. Mr Parfitt continued that the coal and iron trades, though they bad as it were left the country, would, he hoped, return again. After compli- menting the men who had rescued the miners at Ty- newydd, the speaker referred to the great struggle in the East, and with due deference to the opinions of the gentlemen who bad spoken on the subject, he would say that England ought to allow Russia and Turkey to settle their quarrels between them, and hold aloof from the struggle altogether. He hoped and trusted that good times would soon come again for the working classes (applause). The toast was oouplad with the name of Bro. W. Jones. The toast was very ably responded to by Bro. Jones. Song—Mr Hiw Roberts. The next toast was The Manchester Unity of Odd- fellows," proposed by Bro. T. Thomas. This Society, he said, bad been originally formed by a few working men, but at the present time they had 500,000 mem- bers, and were in possession of £ 3,000,000. This toast was coupled with the name of Mr Henry Parfitt. Mr Parfitt responded. He spoke for some time upoo the Manchester Unity, and referring to the A.M.C. at Newport some time previously, recalled to their minds the handsome compliment which Sir Stafford Northcote paid to the Oddfellows' Society. It had been said that working men could not legislate, bat he had sat in the gallery of the House of Commons, and he could say that he had heard better speeches at the A.M.C. at Newport than were delivered in the House during the time he was there (hear, hear). Song—Mr Morgan. The next toast was "The District Lodge of Odd- fellows," proposed by Bro. Isaacs, and coupled with the name of Bro. Wm. Williams. Song—Bro. Pearce. Mr Watkins proposed h The Good Intent' Lodce" coupled with the name of Bro. Thomas Thomas, who responded. Solo—Mr Pearce. Mr A. James proposed The Past and Present Offi- cers of the Goad Intent Lodge," coupled with the name of the vioe-ehairman, Bro. J. Thomas, who responded. Song—Mr Bees. Bro. W. WjJl^ms proposed "The Trustees of the Funds ef the ILoage," coupled with tbe names of Bros. Parfitt, Thomas, and Jones. Bro. Thomas responded, on behalf of the Trustees. The next toast was The Treasurer" coupled with the name of Bro. A. James, who responded. The Host" and The Press" followed in quick suc- cession and tha proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem.
ANOTHER EXCITING SCENE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. Tiyj South Africa Confederacy Bill was pass- ed through Committee at 2.10 in the Afternoon of Wednesday, the House having been engaged upon it from the evening of Tuesday, at a sit- ting of 26 hours, of which 21 hours were devoted to this measure. This is the longest sitting j ever known. The obstructive tactics of Messrs. Parnell, O'Donnell, Biggar, &c., were defeated by members leaving the House to snatch a few hours sleep, and returning to relieve those who had remained. The obstructives, being only 7 in number, could not stand this, and were consequently compelled to give in from sheer exhaustion.
On Saturday the distribution by the Lord Mayor of the Tynewydd awards from the Mansion House Fund will take place, and Lord Aberdare will present the Albert Medals. THROAT AFFECTIOHS AND HOABSEKEBS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be acrrefably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous "lozenges "are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is lid per box. People troubled with a hacking conr-h,' a slight cold," or bronchial affections, can- not try them ton soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatio affections. See that the words" Brown's Bronchial Troches" are on the Government Stamp around each box.—Manufactured by JonN 1. BUOWN & SONS, Boston, United Si*Leo. Depot, 193 Oxford-streol6 Loudon.