JEBBW tfALE. FUN ON TEE BRISTOL^—A report Of the above play which was performed by members of the Ebbw Vale Dramatic Society for the .benefit .of the Victoria Criaket Club will appear in our next week's issue. FATAL A oca CENT.—On Sunday evening about 9 o'clock an elderly man, supposed to Fire named Henry Dorset, fell over a wall between 50 and 00 feet high. It appears that the unate man was proceeding from the town to Newtown. To do ihis be would have to cross a bridge over which the Ebbw Vale Company's line runs, and whis is (thrown over the road flame 50 or 60 feet beneath. It is supposed that he slipped at the corner and where it is unprotected. Death occurred some few minutes after the accident. AMALGAMATED .SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS.—A new branch of theabove society was opened on Saturday Jast at the railway under the aus- pices of the Cardiff District committee, who were represented by Mr. Thomas Hopkins, president, and Mr'T. Watkins, secretary. Mr. Wm. Price, a meiaber ef the oommittee was also present. Three meeke ago a delate was sent up to Ebbw Vale forthe purpose ofbbtaining information as to the poaition and feeling of the work- men in the district. It was found that very low wages were paid, first class workmen not receiving more than 21s, per week and in m«et cases much leas. This the men con- sidered was due to the want of organisation and they urged upon the delegate to bring the matter before their Cardiff friends AS quickly as possible The names and abilities ofaibout 20 workmen in- cluding patternmakers, turners, fitters, and smiths, were afterwards submitted to the Cardiff, committee in the hope of inducing them to obtain permission to start A branch. The committee, knowing there were 4everal members working in the district, at onee took the matter in hand with the foregoing result. The meeting was most enthusiastic, the whole of the members in the district putting in an appear- ance. Several candidates were proposed and will be admitted as members at the next branch meeting. FIRF,on Tuesday night Police-constable Humphreys discovered a fire in the establishment of Messrs. Caselberg and Co., clothiers, Armoury- terrace, Ebbw Vale. Although the fire brigade and the police, under Sergeant Kendall, made strenuous exertions to cope with the flames, the entire stock, valued at several hundred pounds, was destroyed, and considerable damage was done to the building. The whole, however, was in- sured, I.
PdlfTNEWYXTDD. MINERS' MEETING.—A large and well-atteoded meeting of miners of the Blaensychan Bed Ash Colliery was held at the pits mouth on Monday week, when resolution was submitted in favour of the proposed weekly .holiday, and camied unanimously. ENTERTAINMENT.—-On Monday evening last, Messrs. Wathen & Son, -of Hereford, gave a megic lantern entertainment before the schelars of the Board Schools and their friends, consist- ing of Wcnderings at Heme and Abroad," fol- lowed by r, large number of highly-amcsing comic scenes. The entertainment proved to be most instinctive and interesting, and was the best of its. kind that haswisited the elementary -atihoote ofour district .for many ayear.
SOIæHWAllES MmmGr iNOOMES. Notwi&standm^ -the wiportance-of the;tbree jfanrniog questions which have occupied the «ttentioe of South WalAw Miners, and to which | we have«lluded; during th3 last few weeks, tfcere I .as still a question in which the Welshman is more r interested, namely, the T • :-SLIDING ACALE. | The ,;j«int committee have met and discussed | iihe matter pro and con„ but so far as can be "gathered, nothia? definite has teen settled j f urtherth an the. adjournment until the 11th of December. In ¡the meactime, no doubt, the leaders will caU a- general delegate .meeting so as to consuh the nren as to any action:to be taken in any further lease of :iheir pet, but dying -scheme. scheme. The Welsh miners will be wise:io note the ir-,port of the employers' meeting, or Saturday, which states that the Associated Owners were i pre pared to meet ihe workmen's representatives with a view to a revision, of the seals, and the .paymentrf or small» soal. It is this last statement we wish te draw the attentionof the miners te, and hope they will keep it well before them nthen it oomos on fer discussion.
A man named Riley is in custody at Rochdale, charged with causing the death of his wife. It is alleged that he knocked the woman down and kicked her,cau*iag injuries which resulted m death. < Primroses in full bloom and tprfgs of myrtle i* partial bloom were gathered the other day at Ventnor. v The Italian wine harvest is greatly above the iverage, having reached the figure of 88,000,000 cectolitres. Repeated shocks of earthquake have been felt it Patras, at Tripolis, and throughout the Pelo- fionnesus. f Intelligence received at Madrid from the Canaries states that those islands have been visited by severe storms..i Dr. Schliemann's collection of objects excavated at Ilium, and packed in fifty-eight large chests, has just arrived in Berlin. The Duchess of Albany will. on Dec. 9, open women's labour home which the Church Army 18 establishing in the Marylebone-road. It has just been discovered that four restaurants in Chicago have been serving horse flesh fer bee to their customers for some time past. The will of Dr. Carpenter, F.R.S., late of College, science master, deals with personal sworn at £ 5,835 4s., the gross raino being £ 10,578 los. *d.. A telegram from Calcutta nj* ^mftr^Coleroon that the missing Indian pilofc ete ™ « 39 having on board five European. » crew of 39 natives, was lost during the recent temble cyclone
TRAPNELL AND Q-ANE, HOUSE FURNISHERS, 161 AND 162, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. I J HIGH-CLASS FURNITURE DEPARTMENT. MIDDLE-CLASS FURNITURE DEPARTMENT. COTTAGE FURNITURE DEPARTMENT. 1 s P E C I A L I T I E S — S P E C I A LIT I E S The "CHALLENGE" BEDSTEAD, full size, 1-inch pillows, 12s. lid. only I m, ^n.TTTnc!" mjAWTWP Tjnnvr OTTTTF Q nieces serine stuffed in Genoa Yelvet, on Inlaid The "VILLA" DINING ROOM SUITE, in best Leather Cloth, solid Oak Frames, spring stuffed, Castors The" CHALLENGE BEDROOM SUITE, Wardrobe with bevelled plate glass door. Dressing Chest The VERSAILLES DRAWING ROOM bUIIii, y pieces, sprmg stunea, m vxexiu* on small Chairs, 3 pieces, guaranteed. £ 11 lis. Od. Washstand, with Pedestal and Towel Rail, and Two Chairs, in Ash or Satin Walnut. £ 10 10s. Od. THL^COLCHESTEE-' "DINING ROOM S?UITE, 9 pieces, in Morocco, beautifully carved Walnut g ^B £ °6^GD'6JN 0ak' Walnut' or 3 bevelled silvered plates, 3 drawers, and The CHALLENGE » SUITE, 9 pieces, spring stuffed, in leather clot' JS 17s. Od. frames, ta. Od. SHOWROOMS 200 YARDS LONG. ESTABLISHED 70 YEABS. FREE DELIVERY. CATALOGUES FREE. SHOWROOMS L\R. T IN WALES CATALOGUES JbRJCiri. u FOR RELIABLE FURNITURE, TRAPNELL AND GANE, NEWPORT. WneY IS COMING NEY IS COMING! '4&NEY IS COMING I THE Bonder WORKER IN MEDICAL OTRICITY IS COMING 1 ^UNEY V IS COMING! ?4&ney IS COMING.] '4&NEY IS COMING! W THE *0NDER WORKER ■ IN MEDICAL ttECTRICITY W IS COMING 3 ?*&NEY IS COMING! ?*RNEY v IS COMING 1 a&ney V IS COMING! v IS COMING '^IlNEY IS COMING! *^RNEY IS COMENG Urney IS COMING! VARNEY IS OOMING J TOWN HALL, PONTYPOOL. For a few days only, commencing TUESDAY NEXT, DECEMBER 1ST, 1891. V A R N E Y, THE WONDER WORKER IN MEDICAL ELECTRICITY, Brother to the celebrated W. R. Varney, will Lecture m the above Hall, every evening at 8 o'clock. ADMISSION FREE. RESERVED SEATS, Bd. A letter of introduction from COL. MORGAN, Mayor of Brecon. Mr. Varney has been in Brecon for the past fortnight. His marvellous cures by Electricity have excited much astonishment and sorprise. I can cenfidently recommend him to thte sufferers of Cardiff. TOTTN TWORn-AX Mavor Brecon, July 30th, 1891. JOMIS MUK(JAJN, mayor. All sufferers from Sciatica, Stiff Joints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, &c., are requested to give their Names to VARNEY S MANAGER on the opening day, as these Complaints are permanently cared publicly by Electricity, FREE OF CHARGE. VARJsEY'S SILVER BAND WILL PLAY SELECTIONS AT EACH LECTURE. VARNEY will attend in an Ante-Room at the TOWN HALL daily to give advice upon Health to all sufferers Free of Charge.—Hours: 10 till 1, and 2 till 5. N.B.-LADY ATTENDANT FOR LADIES. TEETH EXTRACTED BY THE AID OF ELECTRICITY DAILY. RHEUMATISM CURED. REMARKABLE CASE. giK,—Out of justice to you and my fellow met sufferers, I wish t. make it known to all the marvellovmcure Yor, made with me. I wiH describe well as I can the state I was in. I had been laid up on board my steamer, s.s "Zadme," of London, in my bunk with Rheumatism, for three weeks, and was unable to move hamd or foot; my shipmates aaa to feed me. When I -got to Newport, Moru, I had to be put in a coal tub, ana get Jiirea ashore with a crane. I was carried on to your platform; you then tookme to your Triv,-lto room and operated upon me with electricity, the restdt being I am ,7 T r would recommend asay of my fellow sufferers to come to you. treatment met you, and thank yen for your kindness in taking me under J™*™ -Yours respectfully, PHIUP H_ SMITH, 26, Velindre Tea-race, Aberavon. PAINS IN THE HEAD AND DEAFNESS. The m thos. DKA» I had of my head, and deatoess, but siuoe I used your Electric believe <3aat it has been the means of curing me.—To. R. W. VAttNEY, ESQ MEDICAL TESTIMONY. 1 JAITES OOATES, PHJD., F.A.S., Medical and Hygienic Physician Crossbill, Glasgow, writes under date 15th August, 1890" I have carefully examined the Medical Batteries and Appliances supplied to the public by the Electric Life Invigorator Company, Weston- super-Mare. I must say I highly approve of them. They are neat, simple, and perfect so finish and arrangement The prices at which they are sold place them within the i each of all. The No. 3 Life Invigorator Battery is adequately powerful for the treatment of me most severe cases of Paralysis, Nervous and Muscular Debility, and Rheumatism. In every case where I have recommended these Batteries, I have had the most satisfactory reports from patients." ,=. WALKER 1S HERE AGAIN THIS TIME TO ENOUNCE THE OPENING OF HIS 1 £ INE BUILDINGS IN I CRANE STREET, ICH HAVE BEEN ERECTED AND FITTED UT AT GREAT COST, AND WILL BE J^ENED FOR BUSINESS I R ON T SATURDAY, Nov. 28TH, ■' L AS A Class Restaurant and Temperance Hotel. the Public and Commercial Gentlemen will VIND EVERY COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE, COMMERCIAL ROOM being 28 FEET LONG also, LADIES HAVE NOT BEEN lie FORGOTTEN, ) Win have a Room for their exclusive use. where they can enjoy a tJp OF WALKER'S SPECIAL TEA OR COFFEE. I -te, the Lovers of a Nice Charcoal j (GfilLLED CHOP OR STEAK Will find their delight. CLUBS AND SOCIETIES MAY 40LD THEIR ANNUAL TREATS. IN FACT, tltER has spared no Expense or Pains SUPPLY THE PEOPLE OF PONTY- POOL WITH THE BEST K ^IPERANCE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT In the County. DON'T FORGET TO QtvE WALKER A CALL ON NOV. 28TH, 1891. ^ONTYPOOL & DISTRICT 622nd BOWKETT BUILDING SOCIETY. A^TTAL MEETING and APPROPRIA- TlON NIGHT on WEDNESDAY, 2nd 1891, at Victoria Coffee Hotel, ree^> 8 p.m., when the principles of & £ &ety be explained, and sums of £ 100 mllotfced for, to be advanced free of > Jj 8t for 12| years. Meeting open to all. Atembers enrolled up to Monday, 30th of n who may participate in ballot. WM. WILLIAMS, lice Chambers, Secretary. Pontypool. atucationa-i. CAERLEON, LULWORTH HOUSE SCHOOL OF JU MUSIC AND BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. Pbincipa^—MRS. ALFRED MO,RRIS, LPt..A.M- This School is now being ,eaalarged and a Con- 1 cert-room and Gjmnasium 60-ft. by -22-ft. added. Tennis and Recreation Ground one acre. Accommodation will also be provided for additional Boarders. English and Foreign resident Governesses. Visiting Professors for Drawing, Painting, Geometry, Latin, Violin, &r,. Students' Conoerts frequently givea. Terms moderate and inclusive. Preparation for -all Examinations.-F-or Prospectus apply to the Principal. pONTYPOOL JJIGII SCROKOL, PARK TERRACE. EVENING- CliASSES FOR ABUIilH. p- McKERROW has much pleawe fh jyj announcing that he has secured the services of Mr. MOSES far lessons in SHORT- HAND. Pupils may join tfee Evening Classes at any time. Tuition fee for the course of twenty lessons—two weekly-One Guinea, dating from entranoe. Subjects English, Latin, Greek, French, German, Book-keeping, Arithmetic, amd 1 Mathematics. TALYWAIN HOUSE,TALXWAIST. MISS HATTIE SKYEME, receives pupils for SINGING. HARMONY. A PIANOFORTE "F"oIun«rc tDetS. X TOLUNTEER BRIGADE OF POSITION V ARTILLERY. W D.R.A. (i«T MON- MOUTHSHIRE) %,Gs 5 AND 6 BAT- TERIES.—ORDERS for the Week ending 5th December.—Monday, 8.1) nL Gun drill and cavalry foot drill. Tuesday, 7.30 Band prac- tice.—Memo.: Prizes will be competed for on Friday evening, December 18th, next, when Col. Wright will be present—On duty Capt. H. Watts, Sergt.-Major J. Davies, Sergeants G. J. Mordeeai (No. 5), W. Rees (No. 6), Corporals E. Jb'. Richards (No. 5), S.. Baieman (No. 6), Bombardiers C. Snipe (No, 5,) W. Mansfield (No. 6), Trumpeter E. Loveless.—D. E. WIL- LIAMS, Captain, Commanding Drill Station. "B" COMPANY, 4th V.B. S.W.B. COMPANY ORDERS. Pontypool, 26/11/93- MEMBERS WHO have NOT RETURNED M their BUFF BALL POUCHES to the Armoury for alteration, are requested to do so before the end of the month. R. W. WOOLLEY, Lieut., Commanding B" Co., 4th Y.B. S.W.B.
I RAINFALL. Record of rainfaJ.l taken daily at The Hawthorns Th« Hawthorns M8ht ° £ «<»- Date. im Thursday,Nov. 12. 0.95 Friday" 13 0.16 Saturday, „ 14. 0.68 Sunday, „ 15 0.01 Monday 16..— 0.03 Tuesday, „ 17 0.20 Wednesday, „ 18 0.23 Thursday 19. 0.00 Friday „ 20 0.00 Saturday 21 0.01 Sunday 22 0.00 Monday 23. 0.00 Tuesday 24 0.00 Wednesday 25 • 0.14
j6htbs, iilautnges. anti iBeatbs. DEATHS. I Died November 13, aged 1 year and 8 t months, Gwendoline Anne Williams.— t < Deeply regretted. M Nov. 19, at Union-street, Abersychan, aged 46 years, Mr. G. Richards, coal miner. Nov. 20, at High-street, Abersychan, aged 87 years, Barbara, widow of Mr. William Jones, tiler and plasterer. Nov. 21, at Butler1 s-buildines, Garndiffaith, aged 31 yt,ars, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. S. Furber, collier. Nov. 21, at George-street, Pontnewynydd, aged I 70 years, Susan, widow of Mr. James Thomas, ostler. I Nov. 21, at Union-street, Abersychan, I aged 80 years, Mr. Thomas Williams, I butcher.—Deeply regretted. | Nov. 22, at North-road, Pontypool, aged 10 weeks, Walter Ernest, son of Mr. Thomas Bach. Nov. 24, at 16, D-row, Blaenavon, aged 75 years, Ann, widow of Mr. John Martin, groom, Nov. 24, at Upper Glantorvan-terrace, aged 39 years, Margaretta, wife of Mr. W. E. Dumayne, draughtsman at steel and iron works. Nov. 25, at Caldicot, suddenly, aged 66 f?ars, Mr. John Morgan, formerly of The rove, Pontypool, chief engineer to the JOaldicot Tin pkte Company. — He "brought down my strength in my journey, and shortened my days."— Psalm cii, 23. Nov. 25, at Albion-road, Pontypool, aged 76 years, Margaret, widow of Mr. Thomas Davies, woodcutter. 4.. Nov. 25, at Varteg, aged54years, Mr. Cornelius Buckley, coker at colliery.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. "ANOTHER 'CO-OPERATOR (Blaenavon).. Too peracaial for publication.
APPEAL THE BENEVOLENT. To the Editor of the Free Pjem. Dear Sir -Will you kindly give a space for these few iiw-s on behalf of one who is well known to many of the residents of Pontypool and its neigh- bourhood ? I refer to our late surveyor to the Local Board, Mr. E. T. Stephens. I have just received a pitiful letter from Mm, in which iie Bays he has not been able to #et anything to do since he left Ponty- pool, except hop or fruit picking and that he is now most destitute. He has the offer of a situation, in a druggist's shop, but is in such a poor state that he cannot take it, having no decent clothes or tflae means of providing them. I shall$>e glad to receive any contributions, and will forward the same to Mm. I am, Sir, yowrs faithfully, HENRY PE-ACS. Pontypool, Jfov. 21st, 1891.
ILETTER OF 'THANKS. To the Editor of the Pree Press. Sir 'May I be allowed, through the medium of your valuable paper, to express my siacere tlsanks to the promoters of tfee concert given at the Town Hall on Monday evaing last for my ^awifit. I feel specially grateful to Messrs. 'G. C. Halk Ship Hotel, and W. Mosdley, hairdresser, so ably managed the undertakiiig; also tihe ■ committee wJa« no efficiently co-operated with these gentlemen, and the talented artistes who so generously gave such able services, j I also very much esteem the kindness of the public, Tu le. who so liberally patronised the concert. I trust that I shaili soon he i able to follow some useful employment, and .again he in a position,to «app0rt my wife and childsen. In the meantime, I wish to heartily thank all who ,have in any way(evinced their kindtnegg to me since my accident. I am, sir, yours obediently, X.ov. 25,3891. FDWM. ET-ML-R.
PEIMITJFE MOEffHOBIST CHAPEL, PONT- NEW¥S>D. TlI the Editor oftluJ Free res*. POIIT Dear Sir,—My surmise as to A Visitor's" identity .y ie-eorreot. His relay'to my -communication is very evasive. Sophistry may bealI very well in its place but I incline to thebehef tlhatto a disect letter tihere should be given a Similar rsply, one met couched in the words of a sophist. He terms my previous letter tralatitious. Is it so? I think not. Boos he fancy my ao&usation,that -he sinoked.in thePrimitiveMothodist Btiildings, metaphorical? M y meaning could I think be easily discerned. Any one who was innocent of the charge referred to wouid have given anu-Rqual- ified denial, Amd tl m a <cua3aboiit fashion that if-he,had not dane eo, ike was not aware -of it. To «tate that others were -smoking ae welLdoes not, in -any way ■condoneiiis offence. Two wrongs do- not make a right. Seme persons at times appear bereft of,their senses. I can-only asazme that "A Visitor is one of those unfortunate individuals. Had. the Rev. Jesse Wilson intended that your reply would not be a publicone, lihave no doubt but that he would have sent hie letter to the Editor with a request that he should forward it to you. Being in- serted in the Press, a reply should have been sent through the -&rgan. Wihere does "A Visitor" go:, his views, /vapologies from? The very word apoLogy either belies has statement in zeference do letters of apology or stamps him as the rankest of hypocrk.es. To be^frank with the gentleman (!) I<do not know whereever lieth his coneistency. Yoiirs, COKKSTENCT Dated Nov. JBSth. 1891.
TjQCAL NEWS. N ON-C OM M IS&iONE D OFFICERS' Ba?JLL.TiatO annual ball organised by the oion-commissioned officers of the Hanbary Corps, 4th VJB. S.W"B. was held At the Town Hall on Wednes- day. Tiie report is unavoidably heldiover Until next week. 'FOOTR.LL..l'æJllthusia&t" writesI.am glad tebe able to inform my football friends that Mr. George Rosser, Newport) has kindty cou- seated tÐ act as referee in the match between Pontnewynydd Black Watch aid Poutymoil White Stars on Saturday next. I hcgae the teams .will make a start say at .3 -o'clock, as Mr. Rosser will probaibly be up by the 2.10 train to Clansnce-atreet. SUBDEN DEATH ,TW A CHILE.—At the Town Hall, on Thursday afternoon, Mr-E; H. Dasjes, deputy-cororier, and a jury of which Air- W. Willuuaas was foreman, held an inquest as to the William, aged 5 weeks, the child of Eli Shergrold, tin roller, 10, MaU'i'oad.J^ffi_ cording to the evidence -.of the mother, the child had beeea in fairly good health from its birth, but died ssuddenJy on Monday before jsaedicaj aid; could be ootaineii.-The jury returned a verdict of Death from natural causes." HEREFORDSHIRE AGMCPLTURAt SOCIETY;— As will be seen an advertisement, a meeting is to be held at the Town Hall this riday evening to consider the ofEesrof the above society to hold their animal Show at Pcmtypool w June next We learn that Mr. J. C. an has kindly promised the use of t8ae Park and. if for no other reasoa than the impetus whic,1 the hold- ing of the Show will give to tit3 traù of the town, we hope that the project will be warmly received and the aaaowBt of thegisarantee readily subscribed. V ARNEY IS COMING."—It will be seen by referring to our advertising columns that Mr. a Varney (brother to the celebrated W, R. Varney) I the wonder worker in medical electricity, i; paying a short visit to Pontypool, commencing on Tuesday next, at the Town Hall, and wi]| lecture every evening on "Electricity." We have no doubt he will advance many arguments to convince his audiences of the superiority of electricity as a curative agent, and that Hundreds will take advantage of his visit to secure his advice or appliances. Mr. Varney, who is a good speaker, is said to be well versed in diagnose disease. ° YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN UNIOX.THE usual fortnightly meeting of the above was held on Thursday evening the 19th inst. at Crane Street Schoolroom, Mr. D. Reid being in the chair. An excellent paper was read by Mr ni Jenkins on "Gambling." The Programme also a o consisted of:—Pianoforte Solo, Miss McKinlev- Song Scenes that are brightest. Miss Charles' Pianaforte solo, Home, sweet Home," Miss M' Jones, (encored); Song Mr. Pocock; Reading Taking the starch out, Mr. V\ llliams, Tynoth- Duet, Misses A. Sumner andL.-Fly Qn. son £ r' Dream of Home at Sea," Mr. T. B. SmithT a?i 8 of which were very well rendered. Mrs. W. J. Davies accompanied on the piano. There was a ,r good attendance. Next week, Students' Night." SUCCESS OF ME. F. C. LLOYD. Cardiff's deputy town clerk (Mr. F. C. Lloyd) has passed his final examination and is now qualified for admission as a solicitor of the Supreme Court. The announcement was placed outside the Law Institution m Chancery-lane on Thurs- day week. Mr. Lloyd, who was a Pontypool boy, has, since leaving Pontypool, devoted himself principally to the study of municipal and local government law and criminal law, and was the first deputy clerk of the peace appointed for the boro«gh !of Catrdiif. Iu connection with his examinationisaccesses, it i-s interesting to note that he has passed both the qualifying examina- tions for solicitors within 12 months, the shortest period allowed by the law so that his record in this particular cannot be broken. PONTYPOOL LITERARY INSTITUTE.-—A lecture will be given in connection with this institution on Monday next, November 30th, at 8 p.m., by the Yen. W. Conybeftre Bruce, Archdeacon of Monn-kocth. The subject of the lecture will be Our next-door neighbour, the Moon," and will embrace the results-of Archdeacon Bruce's own personal observations of the craters of trie mooa, a study to which for many years he devoted much time and <care. The lecturer will be assisted by Mr. Townsend, of Newport, who, by means of a powerful lantern, will display a number of splendid photographs of the moon's cratyers, etc. We hope that Archdeacon Bruce will receive a cordial welcome to the town, and that the institute will be accorded the support which it deserves. The chair will be taken by the Vicar of ffeevethin. Fall particulars will be found in the advertisement. SAD FATA I.IIT Y AT AB'FRSycilAw.-An inquest was held at the Town Hall, on Thursday after- noon, by H. Davies, and a jury«of which Mr. m Williams, High-street, was foreman, as to the death of Thomas Edwards, aged 49 years, a millwright, of .,31, Trosnant-sfcreet, who sustained tEatal injuries throrgh the fall of a derrick used in connection with the dismantling of the Old British Works, Abersychan, on-Mon- day last. Mr. A. III. Watkins represented the relatives <of the deceased. Several witnesses were -called, inchtdistg Mr. Emanuel Rees, the contractor engaged jn dismantling the works, and Me. George Edswards, formerly of thelower Mill Works, Poatypool, brt now ;an agent for Messrs. Clark & 1C'.e., of Birmingham, wfeo had purchased the roof, both of whtm denied all responsilbility fer the accident, which was caused by the-«napping a ropt, which led to the de- ceased being precipitated to the -ground, a dis- tance;ct- about 22 feet.—&n the result, the jury returned a verdict of Accidental deafeh," but add.ed.a rider thai both tJie witnesses named had beon-mlilty Of V.,reat negligence-in not^-oviding a prqper rope.—-Jl detailed repccrt will appear in our-next issue. J>I?«.TH OF AK -OLD to urecord the death of Mr. John Morgan, mechanic, of Coedeae, Pontypool (formerly of TheCwrove), v-hich occurred at Caldioot at 8;15 on Wednesday evening. The deceased gentle- man, who was 66 years of age, sucivombed to inflammation. He was attending to his dcties until halfrpaet ,10 en Wednesday morning. iDuuing his residence of many years in the dis- trict he had held seveeil important appointments, and'on relinquishing his position at the .Aber- sychan Iron Works he was made the,recipient of an illuminated address and a gold watch and guard. in. rfflftognition-of Iiis,wal)y -good, quaaities. Since that time he has beenengaged prino;pally at iPontypoel, under the Fin-plate Company, butabout .119 months ago MCElpted the ipo-sition 9f. chief machanic at>the Caldico t Tin works. He was highly. ofteemed-by all who knf w him, and his death will be deeply dqpiored. Jle lerves a widow and eight sons and-(laughters .(two of the latter beiqg engaged at tthe Poutypodl Board Schools), for whom the utmost syn^pathy will be feltdn the inpeparabfe loss they have sustained. I ThedT.is to be brought home an Saturday, iforiburiaLatiibeneaer <jra>YeyardAGa Monday, at 3,prompt.
GOSPEL TEMPERANCE MEETINGS.—The Rev. J. W. Jenkins, pastor of Beulah, New bridge, .ttddrewed,a .very large .audience at .the Public Hall, on Sunday evennig, after which recitations en tenweranoo were given.by several local mem- bers of the independent -.Order of Good Tem- plars. The cbair was taken by Mr. Ralph Booth. ENTFAITAI-,XMF, .NT. Literary and humorous recitals were given by Jojr. Harland Lemon, geld madallist London, on Wednesday week, in connection with the Library and ITistitute, when a >very good programme was gone through. At the commencement, a ,duet was given by the Misses A. P-owen and J. Bo wen, after which Mr, Lemon .fiomineneed his recitals, .the one entitled 'How Bill Adams won the battle of W aterloo being the mastgpo.pular item. Messrs. J. Matthews and E. Beecham rendered two solos in grand style. (Treat credit is due to JMr. J. Sykes, librarian an^ manager, forthe.admirable manc.er in Avhich he arranged the scenery.
Gr.n O O.Å report of the dinner of the SweeA Ho nee Lodge, G.C.Q.O., will appear in ■aur nert issue. KING ST. BAPTIST CLVA-P.EL-On Sunday baptismal service was held at this chapel when Dye parsons were inirnersed-oze being a coloured may, who had fQi* years beena member of tbeYrimiLive Methodist Connection in ihe town. The Rev. O. Tidman conducted .the cecamony. CIKAMBE» OF TIRADE.—A meeting was held on Wednesday week, at the iGstatute, William Street, for the purpose of establishing a Cham- ber of Trade in the to,w,u. Mr. A. jDavies pre- sided, ^iid about 4(»±radesmen attended. It was unanimously decided to form suchan association. A woriing coenmittee wat formed aaid a deputa- tion selected to wait a^pon 31r. Wortau and invite him to become president. Mr. H. Parry., solicitor., secretary pro tem. Narrow ESCAPE.—AE accident which might hs-ve assumed serious cana^quences befel Mr. William Watts, Hill-street, on Tuesday week. Whilst engaged in repairing the roof of his resi- dexfcee, the ladder slipped from its footing, and he fell a distance of 42-ft. Owing to his agility and adroitness, he managed to grasp a rung of the ladder in its gradual descent., and so managed to partially break the force of the fall. From latest particulars, it appears that Mr. Watts Jias suffered but little from the effects of the ac&i- dent, and will be able to resume his usual avoea- tion shoftly- MINERS' MEETING—A ineetingof miners was held at too White Horse Hotel on Monday evening, Mr. F. Filer in the chair. There was a fair attendance. On the proposition of Mr. T. Griffiths, seconded by Mr. George Bartlett (hon. sec.), and supported in an able speech by Mr. A. Onioas, the following resolution was unani- mously passed :—u That we, as colliery workmen here assembled, do heartily rejoice in the pro- gress and increase of the South Wales and Hon mouthshire Colliery Workmen's Federation, and do hereby pledge ourselves to use every legiti- mate means to further the interest of the same among our fellow workmen, and also urge upon all those who are not federated £ he necessity of becoming members and we also s trongly protest against the system of employing unskilled labour in our mines, as it increases accidents and proves detrimental to our interest as miners by unduly increasing our numbers, and consequently the output. uc BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MEETINGS AT KING- STREET.—The quarterly meetings of the Mon- mouthshire Welsh Baptist Association, held on Wednesday and Thursday, were well attended. The reception of the ministers and delegated laymen by the King-street Baptist Church (pastor, the Rev. 0. Tidman) was most satis- factory. We shall further speak of it in our report next week. One or two important resolu- tions were passed, concerning the forthcoming county councils and parliamentary elections, and the statement recently made in the Free Press that 43 ex-Baptists had joined the Church of England. DINNER,—A splendid dinner was provided at the King's Arms Hotel on Monday evening, and was patronised by some 270 visitors. The cater- ing was of the highest order, the host and hostess having spared no trouble or expense to make the event a success. After the removal of the cloth, Mr. Isaac Davies was voted to the chair, and Mr. James Davies to the vice-chair, when the following programme was gone through:—Song. Mr. T. Fisher; song, Mr. W. Davies song (comic), Mr. White song, Mr. Miles Evans song, Mr. W. Davies; song, Mr. J. Davies; address, Mr. J. Jones song, Mr. T. Fisher: song, Mr. J. Davies song, Mr. E. Steel; song, Mr. F. Lawfceace. Votes of thanks to the, Chairman and host and hostess terminated the proceedings. CELTIC ORDER CF ODDFELLOWS.—On Mon- day week Messrs. D. Myrddin Davies. A. J. Markall, R. W. Williams, Jno. Morgau Aaron Britton, and-John Hughes (Nantyglo). directors of the Celtic Order of Oddfellows,nma.wr Unity, met at the Clubroom of the, Rifleman's Arms Inn, and opened a new lodge under very favourable circumstances. This lodge, which they named The Rosef Avon," is the firstof several to he established in this division, some others beififg in contemplation, and will be opeaooat an early date. After the lodge had beea inaugurated and number of memfoers enreiled, some excellent addresses were given by the directors and the newly-initiated members. MATIOVAL SICK ikvp BURIAL ASSOCIATION.— The anniversary supper of this society was held 011. Monday evening at, the Jelly Colliers' Inn. A large number of ;members -and frieads sat -down te the repast, which was excellently pre- pared under the supervision ef Hostess Cooke. Among the nuaaber present we noticed Messrs. W. Barrett (chairman of the Atersychan brancfc), W. Smith <secretary.^ and 9, Stuart. After -the removal of the cloth a meeting was held, Dr. A, B. Avarne (the medical officer) being voted to the chair, and Mr. L. Richards (provision merchant) to the vice-chair. The following toasts were enthusiastically drunk z- "The Rational Sick and Burial Algociation," "Tewnand Trade," and "Kindred Societies." During the;procewdings songs were rendered tjy Messrs. J. Stuart, E. Prioe, J..O'Connor, æ. Baldwin, and C.Zountee. The Association has a capital o& over £ 300,006, the net ;gam during the past .year .being LUi)321 14s. gid. The Blaenavon contingent 16 making steady and satisfactory progress, andaauch credit is due to Mr. T. De Laoy, the indefatigable csecretary-, for .the excellent way in which he transacts the business of tociety. FORG £ "-SII>E "CHAPEL.—A memorial seiwice .00. behalf of i the friendswho have recently lost their children by death -was held on Sunday morning, at the Baptist Gks\pel, Forge-side, when a most impropriate sermpa wae jpreached W the pastor, the .Rev. J. Tucker, from 2nd Kjsgs, Jiv., lattter -clause of ve £ se 26. A large numoor were .present, who evinced their sympathy with •the bereaved-and their appreciation of the dis- ourse. 'Anessay, entitled 'A lIwnily on B.t-.me,' will be given in the chapel, onSWlday afternoon .next. by the .pastor, the (Rev. J. Tucker. Ail are cordially invited to attend." Such was the announcement I heard .at the Baptist Chapel, Forge-aide, on Sunday, .the 15th inst. I accord- ingly accepted the invitation, and was pleased to find the chapel nearly full. I quite concur with the opinion, so freely expressed, that it was a .good and useful paper, well calculated to fee of practical value. It is evident by the shrewd cri- ticisms which followed that the young men of Forge-side, are being benefited by the experience gained through attending this class, of which Mr. E. Jones is the respected president. Long-may it continue to attract and mstructthe young men of this locality.—On the following day, a stxjial tea was held in the schoolroom (which is prettily decorated with beautiful pictures, &c.), and was well patronised by a .pleasant, hapgy throng, who .not only enjoyed the good things provided, but in many cases handed their contributions .towards the liquidation of the chapel deht. I Am glad. to -fm(i pastor and people working so harmoniously together here. The result is that substantial .progress is being made, .,as is evident from the fact .that during the last two years the .membership has nearly trebled, while upwards of £ 200 has been paid towards the impifOvemeat of .the place and reducing the debt.—O'er.
GRIFFITHSTOWN. SHOCKING FATALITY.On Wednesday last a litile girl, 7 years of age, the daughter of Mr William Evans, of Park-street, met with her death under painful circumstances. It appears that the child had gone downstairs before her parents in the morning, and was standing in front of the fireplace, when her nightdress caught fire, and she was so terribly burnt that death resulted a few hours subsequently. An inquest will be held.
MAMHILAD. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Thursday week the second of a series of concerts was given at the Schoolroom, which presented quite a gay appear- ance, having been neatly decorated for the occasion. The committee were successful in obtaining especially good talent, which much enhanced the character of the entertainment. This may be inferred from the fact that Mr. Edmonde (Alaw Gwent) and Mr. J. Wilso:; (Abergavenny) took part, their rendering of songs being most heartily encored. The ladies also acquitted themselves very creditably, among them being Misse/a Mends, Miss Edmunds, Miss Webb, and Misfi Blanderfield. Mr. Floyd's banjo accompaniments were well received. Through the exertions of Mr. Rogers a model from Madame Tussaud's" was secured for the event. Much amusement was occasioned by its life-like movejiients and vocal powers. The chair was taken by the Rev. C. rook. The following was tba programme — Pianoforte duet, Fairy Queen.' Misses Mends song, The little hero,' Alaw Gwent, (encore) Man the lifeboat'; song, Do they miss me at home ?' Miss Blanderfield cotnic, The frenchman,' Mr. Floyd; song, The children's home,' Miss Webb song, The tar's farewell.' Mr. Wilson; comic, The awful little scrub,' Mr. S. Davis song, 'The song that reached my heart,' Mr. Duncan song,4 Will o' the wisp," Alaw Gwent; song, 'When other lips,' Miss Bkndcrfield song, To-morrow will be Friday," Mr. Wilson, (encore) 'The Forrester'; song, Needles and pins,^ Miss Mends song, 'The boy's best friend is his mother,'Mr. Floyd; song, The lost love letter,' Miss Webb; song, 'The 'Old Brigade,' Mr. Wilson; soner, 'Old Tinffcertoes,' Mr. Bancks comic song—' A model from MadameT ussaud's'—Mr Rogers; God sav e the 4$ueen.'
PONTNEWYDD. CONCERT.- The forthcoming concert, to be held on Monday evening next, at the Board School, Upper Cwmbran, will be of an excep- tionally good and interesting character. In addi- tion to local talent, represented by MissPoulton, the Misses Bumford, Messrs. J. Edmonde (Alaw Gwent), F. Bumford, Sutton, and Ricketts, strong hdfcp is expected from other directions. This includes Miss Pollie Rowlands, R.A.M., Miss Locie Howeil (University College, Cardiff), Messrs. Alfred Parkman and H. J. Tremellen, who will render their famous Excel- sior duet Mr. Vedrane, banjo AL ir. Fred Smith, Newport Amateur Minstrels Mr. B. V. Davies, Tredegar with Mr. A. Mitchell, piano, are expected. A large sale of tickets has already taken place, and early purchase by those intend- ing to be present is advised.
TEN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE in connection with the Monmouthshire .Miners' Association, held its usual meeting at the Rail- way Hotel, vGrumlitt, on the 12th, when questions of vital importance were discussed. Mr. Brace, agent, gave,a lengthy report-cf the various dis- putes that exid at the various collieries. t)ut of the five disputes eleven have been amicably settled, while -the others are pending. The District Secretary also read a report on -the numerical and financial strength of the Asso- ciation, calling particular attention to theiques- tion of organisation. Both reports were adapted as satisfactory.
FTTOTK OF CONDOLENCE. The following resolution was unanimoutly adopted :—" That a vote of condolence be passed to the bereaved relatives of our esteemed aisd departed brother Mr. Henry Gadd, of Machea, and that the General Secretary convey the same to the friends."
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Llangibby Hounds will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1st, at Rock and Fountain. Friday, Dec. 4th, Cefn lia Lodge at half-past 10.
j PROM CITY CORRESPQNDEXTg AUTOMATIC delivery is not always a financial success; but the Sweetmeat Antomatic Delivery- Company have issued a report showing npt p1 fits for the year of 12 per cent., although the dividend, paid is but 10 per cent. The company s receipts from sales were £ 47,241 14B. 7d. for the year, but the accounts do not state how much was lost Ly the substitution of base and foreign coin for true British pennies. Nor do they state the number of pennies lodged in machines which refused to dis- gorge the desired sweetmeats. These be perquisites. 1 THE climate of India, as Lord lTacauby hae pointed out in his account of his experiences there, is responsible for many curious effects; but it has not hither to been suspected of producing a mania for kissing. It wae charged, however, the other day with having been the cause of a mania for kissing women by a gentleman of military appear- ance when he had to offer an excuse for what m humorous writer calls an osculant assault. In this case the kiss had been given to a perfect stranger, and much to the annoyance of the lady thus made the object of this unexpected mark of affection. The offender was dispose 1 to treat the matter lightly, but a fine, with the hiternative of imprisonment, made him regaxd the matter raiher 'seriously. I LEARN that prizes of the total value of £ 6,000* will be offered at the Eisteddfod to be held in con- nection with the Columbian Exhibition in 1893. and that among those who have made up their minds to cross the Atlantic and take part in the competitions are the famous Dowlais Harmonic Choir. The Dowlais Choir are going chiefly for honour, as although the best choir at the Eistedd- fod will receive a prize of £1,000, and the second. best choir a sum of £ 800, yet to take a chorus of 200 voices to America will, it is estimated, coat about £ 5,000, a portion, if not all, of which sum the party hope to raise by a series of concerts given in various parts of the United States. The Eisteddfod will last five days, and will be held ia the concert hall of the Exhibition. UNDER the plan called "The Million LTore Scheme the Band of Hope is endeavouring to grain recruits and increase the list of its juvenEs branch. The first operation is the personal visita- tion of 1,000,000 homes, and the success which attends this method of procedure has been so grata that the canvassers are directly encouraged to con- tinue the work. Thousands of them have realised for the first time how immensely their work cast be helped forward by personal contact with the parents, not only of their members, but of those outside their ranke, upon whom they are anxiors to make an early impression. According to the returns obtained, they have secured in Derbyshire and Essex 4,180 and 3,452 new adherents, while in other parts of England their efforts have beea amply rewarded. SOME two years ago was printed an account of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, aad mentioned that there was going to be a swimming bath for the students. The board of visitors has now reported that the swimming-bath is finished, but that it is useless because it will not hold water. iReally, if the Works Department in Pall-mall can- not see to the construction of a water-holding bath at Woolwich, what is the use of confiding to it the millions to be spent on new barracks 1 Near the top of the ridge of the Curragh there stands another monument of the incapacity of our AIDa., engineers. It is a reservoir for holding a supply pf potabic water for the soldiers but, as an Irish officer said of it a year ago, The reservoir is the only part of the camp that's always dry." Some of our military folks are indeed proficients in Jja# art of how not to do it." THAT modern innovator the railway appears te have reached the Hermit Kingdom." We learm from Japan that the Corean Minister at Tokio re- ceived instauctions to obtain particulars as to the bost of constructing a liue from the capital, Seoul, to Jenchoen, and that he had been supplied by the Railway Bureau with a number of details. The spectacle of modernised Japan lending a helping hand to a more backward neighbour in such a matter is interesting enough. Probably, however^ the blighting influence of Chinese suzerainty will nip the enterprise in the bud. All t.ravelle.ra are agreed that Corea is extremely rich in mineral deposits, and the country between the coast and the capital does not seem to offer many difficulties to the railway engineer. But it is not long since that the Celestials effectually suppressed aa attempt to establish independent Corean relations abroad, and we may take it for granted that if they can help it the Hermit Kingdom" will not emerge for a long time to come. To Milkmen and Othen- BewarA of the hand camera." If London roguery were systematically organized, some such notice as this might be looked for as a result of the disclosures made by Mr. Hepworth, the president of the Holbom Camera Club, at his interesting magic lantern demonstration. Among the London Street Scenes," which formed a large proportion of the slides, was one entitled Caught in the Act." It projected on the white background a figure of » man standing 011 a water-cart pouring water into a large milk-can, while hard by was a cow stand- ing at ease. The little scene was so full of expres- sion, as the art oritics say. that Mr. Hepworth tells us it had been supposed that he had arranged the composition, or, as photographers put it, "posed the subject." This however, he assured Ais audience was not the case. He had simply -,come upon it accidentally v-ben he was in quest of Street scenes with no hand camera, with which he -Secured an instantaneous record of this milkmanis method of doing business. IT is evident that the most famous fasting à; in Europe have had their feats excelled in India,' and without exciting as much wonder as in this part of the world. The British of Dental Science, which doubtless views with peculiar atten- tion instances of long disuse of the teeih, tells ns in the current issue that fasts of thirty to fortyri and even sixty, days are quite common among the Jains, and they do this. so far as c..Ln be discovered, without powders or elixirs of any kind. They only drink warm water! The other day two Jains of Bombay exceeded, however, the f r- inary spell of abstinence, for a sixty days fast is, we gather, very rare, the average Jain seldom getting beyond forty days. One of these men abstained from all nourishment for forty-eight «i; vs and the other for sixty-one days. BOch these featfr excited great enthusiasm among the J.uus at Bombay, and as a humble tribute to frttch powers of abstention 5.000 Jains, male and fenmi«, fasted all day." As a result of this self-denial, it seems, a sum was available which, added to other money subscribed, formed a fund that was ue.oted to the release of cows and other animals frum the slaughter-houses at Bandora." But what is to be done with these animals we are nut told.
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