CHURCH DEFENCE AND THE TRUST DEED OF THE CALVINISTIC METHODISTS. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir, SacerdOB," in his first letter, quoted para- graph 8 of the Trust Deed as containing the Rev Canon West s quotation in support of his statement. I pointed out that the Rev Canon's quotation was a violent distortion of that paragraph. In my first letter the second clause of the Deed was quoted in full, and refuted the Rev Canon's assertion. Sacerdos," in your last issue, for the second time garbles that same clause by quoting certain words, and leaving out other important words and the qualifying sentence,44 according to the meaning now ascribed to the said Doctrinal Articles and the said catechism by Calvinists and Poedo-Baptists." What is essential to convey the meaning of the clause he leaves out, with the evi- dent purpose of misleading your readers. He states that it wa& not necessary to repeat the Articles either singly or en, bloc. I did not contend that it was necessary to repeat them, but in a legal docu- ment like the Trust Deed it is necessary to state them one way or the other. The Confession of Faith is fully stated, in a schedule to the Deed, and not the Articles, as I have already stated. Your correspondent has failed to produce any evidence from either the Trust Deed or his borrowed copy of
45titbs, liftaittaQES ano Deaths. DEATHS. May 25th, at Half-Way House, Little Mill, William Rosser, innkeeper, aged 55 years. Deeply regretted. Mrs. Rosser and Miss Rosser wish to return grateful thanks to the friends for their kind symPathy in their sad bereavement. bereavement. May 26, at 30. Woodlands, Talywain, aged 32 years, Mr Alfred Williams, coal miner. May 26, at theN-igâtion Inn, Crumlin, aged 70 years, Mr Thomas Dodd, retired innkeeper. May 27, near the Upper Brickyard, Blaenavon, aged 20 years, Charlotte, wife of Mr Walter Gaut, coal miner. May 29, at 14, James-street, Blaenavon, aged 31 years, Lydia Emily, wife of (Mr David Davies, grocer. May 29, at 9. Lower Waun-street, Blaenavon, aged 58 years, Mary Ann, widow of Mr John Jones, brickyard overman. May 29, at Glendower, Monmouth, Med 51 years, Elizabeth, wife of Mr ■ank James, grocer, High street, Pontypool. Deeply regretted. Pontypool. Deeply regretted. May 30, at 22, North-street, Blaenavon, aged 11 years, Joseph Robert, son of Mr Samuel Askew, coker. May 30, at 48, Meyrick-street, Pem- < broke Dock, Esther, wife of Henry May 30, at 48, Meyrick-street, Pem- broke Dock, Esther, wife of Henry White, brewer.—Friends will please accept this intimation. wi iiimw— ■■ -iTT" "i ii v wimriwwTOmTfmnrrnTrTnffi May 30, at High-street, Garndiffaith, aged 24 years, Mary, wife of Mr William James, coal miner. I
THE BLAENAVON DROWNING CASE. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—Please allow a small space in your paper for correcting the statement that appeared in the Io, t of the inquest on Caroline West. The letter mentioned was handed to the Coroner by Mr .1 ex)kins,and not by the father of the girl, as stated, the, said letter being sent to the deceased by a sister when living with Mr and Mrs Jenkins, Yours truly, CORRESPONDENT.
1 QNK THBEB INSERTION INSDTlONS I 20 Words- 6d. Is. 3d. m Words. 9d. Is. 9d. S6 Words ls. 28. 3d. 44 Words b. 3d. 2s. 9d. 62 "Words li. 6d.. 3s. 6d. J ,BS=W= —— 1 USSanuo. WANTED, a good General SERVANT, one accustomed to plain cooking and washing; good character-Apply Mrs WILLIAMS, Church Farm, Panteg. 62p CAEPENTERS. WANTED, Four Good C Hands must be steady.-Apply, DAVIES, Builder, Abersychan. 96mp WANTED, a good general SERVANT, for Iiondon, where boy is kept to clean knives, boots, &c.; wages, about £ 14 fare paid up good character indispensable. Apply, B, Free Press Office, Pontypool 62p WANTED, good General SERVANT, age about 18 must be well recommended from last place.—Apply Mrs PAREY, Grocer, High-street, Abersychan. rta WANTED, a cleai* GIRL, as general servant age 10.—Apply, SUNNY BANK, Pont ewydd. rp A-N TED. a good Gtneral SERVANT, one V about 30 years of age preferred.- Apply Steepfield House, Abersychan. 166mp WANTED, a steady GIRL, about 16 able to assist in washing.—Apply, Mrs WATKINS, Prince of Wales, Ponty moil, Ponty- pool. %m £ CLUB AGENTS Wanted, to form Clubs for Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver Plate, Opera Glasses, Musical Insts., &c. Members pay Is. per week. Terms, Catalogues, &c., KENDAL & DENT, 106, Cheapside, London. Splendid value. Great success. Mention Paper. Ladies' and Gents' Silver Levers 42s., worth 70s. ffot alt. A CHAFF MACHINE for Sale.—Apply, C. WILLIAMS, King's Arms Hotel, Bla^navoa. rtaim WAGONETTE (nearly new) to carry eight; removable head: fitted with shafts, cushions, lamps.—Apply Llansoar, Llandegveth, iy>ar Caerleon. 23o9 ARRIS.-Harmonium, good tone Maho- gany Bookease, £ 2 15s Baby Carnage and Rug, 25s.—Before entering, note name, HAKBIS, The Market, Newport. 62p XX>R SALE, Portable ENGINE and J7 MORTAR MILL, 6 feet pan.—PONSFORJJ BROS., Clarence Wharf, Newport. X>ONTNEWYDD.—FOR SALE, Two Free- M hold HOCFSES, Avenue-place; Two Lease- bold HOUSES, Lowland-terrace.—For particu- lars, apply to Mr J. POULTON, Pontnewydd. 19cp FOR SALE, strong iron roof, 133 feet lone and 57 feet span; 800,000 second-hand Fire Bricks, excellent quality; large quantity of Dressed Building Stones, heavy and light.— Apply, T. P. JONES & Co., Newport, Mon. 118ta IF you want BOOTS or SHOES of the best quality, atlowest prices, for Summer Wear, go to J. G. NICHOLS, Jubilee Buildings, Crane- street, Pontypool. ta FOR SALE, an excellent Short-horn COW, with splendid Calf, three weeks old.— Apply WITCH ELL, Brynderwen, Abersychan. rta XJ*OR SALE, Prime Kidney BEAN STICKS J; and PEA STICKS.—Apply H. KNIPE, Coedygric Farm, Griffithatown, near Newport, ta FOR SALE, the useful Galvanized PRE- MISES, on the Osborne-road, recently used M a PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO.—For price and particulars, apply to E. W. DOUGHTY, Cla- rence-street Studio, Pontypool. 62p £ 7*01R SSLE, 3-year-old BILLY GOAT: Swiss breed excellent temper.—Apply WM. NEWMAN, Union-street, Abersychan. ta FOR SALE, Three COWS, with Calves at feet.—Apply, GEORGE CECIL, Tir Reynallt, Garnyrerw, Blaenavon. rtajt HARMONIUMS, full compass, organ-shaped cases, and warranted for ten years, from jE3 17s 6d only. BEVAN & Co., Limited, Furnishers and Music Warehousemen, Ponty- pool. SPUING CLEANING. —PAPERHANG- XNGS—Hundreds of new patterns from 21d. per piece. Our old stocks of lamps and paperhangings to be cleared at cost price. 'IGERY_ SO.NM(i. Boilers, Kettles, Saucepans, Frying-pans, etc., etc. The best that money can buy, at wholesale prices for cash. Household requisites of all kinds.—SMITH'S Little Gem," Abersychan (opposite Mr. Wm. Lewis, Grocer). Come Early. ta SEED, SEED, SEED POTATOES—Over- stocked 2s. 9d. per cwt. Best Eating, 3s. per cwt. Also good Flour, 5s. per bushel; second to none.—J. G. RICHARDS, Grocer, Tranch, Pontypool. 145mp SMALL GAS ENGINE, suitable for chaff or sausage machine. Will fix and guarantee.— JONES, Market Buildings, Newport. 69p FOR SALE, BICYCLE.—A cushion-tyred Safety first-class condition good maker; balls all ever; bargain, 16 lOs. Apply F. CHARLES, 26, High-street, Abergavenny. 62p SAFETY BICYCLE for Sale ball bearings to all parts; patent spring head £ 4.— Apply W. FURLOW, George-st., Pontypool. cp62 WEDDING RINGS—A solid Gold Keeper given away to every purchaser of a Wedding Ring at ALLMAKK S, 2. Crane-street, Pontypool. ta A GOOD SUPPLY of NEW MILK twice daily at 36, Nicholas-street. Pontypool. ta FOR SALE.—COAL—Best Clean House Coal, delivered to any part of Pontnew- ynydd, 10s. per ton Pontypool, lis.—D. BUCK, Ola Lion, Abersychan. ta SOLID SILVER GENEVA WATCHES, almost new 10s. 6d., 12s. 6d. each Old Watches taken in part exchange.-ALLMARK, 2, Crane-street, Pontypool. ta AN entirely new and choice selection of Silver and Gold BROOCHES, Watekes, Clocks, Spectacles, Silver Scarfpins, from 3d. each. Old Gold and Silver bought.-ALLMARK, Crane- street, Pontypool. ta GROUND MORTAR, from well-burnt boiler ashes, delivered in district.—For terms apply, A. J. BT;RGOYNE, Trosnant Mortar Mill, Pontypool. ta RICKARD BROS. & CO, Cycle and Nickel- plating Weeks (facing Athletic Grounds), Newport, axe now shewing their 1893 Machines. Call and inspect the 44 Referee" new patent cycles strength ooanbined with lightness. Order at onoe to ensure early delivery. Send for lists Referee, Whit worth, B and A, Wenh^m, Cen- taur, etr. Machines exchanged. Stove enamel- regsairs. Nickel-plating done on the premises. Cycle parts, harness work, spoons, torks, etc. Send for list and specimens. Every- thing guaranteed. Agents fer Premier Gas Engines (geld medal) most simple and economical in the market. Every engine warranted. Cash or deferred payments. go "t let. rpo be Let, 9 ROOMED HOUSE suitable for JL offices or private residence very centrally futoated. — Appfy, Mrs M. LEWIS, 21, Com- mercial-street, Pontyyool. WMBRAN.-HOU SE and SHOP to Let: -L C best position plate-glass front; suit grocer.—Apply, WILLIAMS, Draper, Pontypool. ta TO LET, Plough and Harrow Beerhouse, Brynmawr.—Apply, DELAFIELD'S Brewery; or to tenant. 96mp or to tenant. 96mp TO LET, by Tender, i^arge and Commodious PREMISES, of two floors, in West-street, Pontypool, suitable for Warehouse, Sale or Auction Room. — Applications to view and Tenders to be sent to E. JONES, Club Chambers, oatypoolr ta COMFORTABLE LODGINGS for one or C two young men, or Furnished Apartments. 4, Forest-terrace, Osborne-road, Pontypool. rep TO be LET, in June, a VILLA RESIDENCE, containing three sitting-rooms, four bed- rooms. dressing-room, kitchen, scullery, pantry, and offices within fire minutes walk of Nanty- derry station and the river Usk.—Apply to VICAR, Blaenavon, Mon. ta TACK for Horses or Cattle.—Apply, BURGESS, Sowhill. rep LACK HORSE INN, Talywain, TO LET. —Apply, DELAEI ELD'S Brewery, Aberga- venny. 265mp lost. LOST, Two PONIES, dark and light bay, cropped tails, three white points, D on side also, Yearling Horse, one white point, star on forehead.—Finder rewarded by communi- cating with LEVI ROGERS, Garndiffaith, Mon. rep LADY'S Silver Geneva WATCH LOST, on Sunday evening, between New Inn Chapel and Pontypool Road Station (across the fields). Whoever will restore the same to A. EVANS, 2, Lower Park-terrace, Pontypool, will be rewarded. rep lOST, from the Court Farm, one WELSH j EWE 44 G.M." on left side right ear slit and cropped left, notched.—G. MEREDITH. 96p Jfltttti). STRAYED, to Dany-Capel Farm, Cwmavon, S EWE and LAMB; if not claimed in 7 days will be sold to pay expenses. rep STRAYED, on Panteg Farm, a single LAMB (no mark); if 'not claimed within 3 days will be sold to clear expenses.—E. ROSSER. ta STRAYED, on Panteg Farm, Sebastopol, cross-bred LAMB. If not claimed within three days after this date will be sold.— E. ROSSER, Panteg. flfttsceUaiuous WJ. EAST'S First Show of NEW • GOODS. See windows this week. Special Show of Men's Trousers in all the newest patterns from 4s. lid. to 16s. 6d. Men's Suits, m great variety, from 13s. lld.-EAST'S, Mon- mouth House, Broad-street, Blaenavon. PRIVATE BATHS.—H. TANNER, Crown Hotel,Pontypool,begs to announce that gen tlemen can be accommodated with private baths at the above hotel, at Is. each. ta WHY throw away or waste any Secondhand GARMENTS, &c., when you can get a good price for same from LEWIS ORMAN, Dealer, &c., 127, High-street, Abersychan, who is always open to purchase for Cash any quantity of Second-hand Garments, &c., also all kinds of Furniture, and any articles of value. Best price given, and parties waited upon at their own residences. ^Distance no object. All letters and parcels receive special attention and business conducted quite privately. Postal Orders for all parcels sent same day as received. COLT BREAKING by WM. NEWMAN, Aber- sychan. Ladies and Gentlemen taught Riding and Driving. Horses bought and soldon Commission. Singeing and Clipping. ta \XTEDDING STATIONERY.— Wedding YV Cards in great variety: very latest patterns; printed in the highest Style or Art. Wedding Envelopes, Cake Boxes, from Is. 6d. per dozen. Visiting Cards—100 Ladies' Cards, printed from Plate, 5a. 100 Gentlemen's Cards and Plate, 3s. 6d.; square or round corners. Specimens on application.— HUGHES & SON, Printers and Stationers, Pontypool. £10 REWARD. WHEREAS, for some weeks past, ever since 'V the first appearance of a certain adver- tisement in the Free Press, there has been much Scandal freely circulated in the neighbourhood of Pontypool in reference to myself, This is to Give Warning that I shall take proceedings against any Person or Persons defaming my character. I will also pay the above Reward of Ten founds to any Person who will give such evidence as shall lead to the conviction of the Person who first started the scandal. (Signed) FREDERICK ERNEST FRENCH, Headmaster of the Sebastopol School. May 29th, 1893. ESTABLISHED 50 YEARS. DAVID FRANCIS, CURRIER & LEATHER SELLER (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL). BUTT Bends, Insole Bedsides, Kips, Cow- hide, at lowest Prices. Harness Hides, Strap Butts cut in lengths, or Straps made to order. A Large Stock of' Closed Uppers of every description always on hand. Grindery and Kit kept at lowest prices. Leather Aprons and Leggings. Griffins' Leather Preservative and Waterproof Compound, unequalled for Brown Leggings and Boots. ——— NOTE THE ADDRESS— 48, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT Ifoii.). HOME RULE FOR ABERSYCHAN. Anyone bringing or sending the Missing Word to W. EVANS, Abersychan, will be given in charge. No entrance fees. W. EVANS BEGS to Inform the Public of the surround- ing neighbourhood that he is still Carrying on Business as BUILDER, CONTRACTOR, CARPENTER AND JOINER, UNDERTAKER, &c. All kinds of Repairs promptly Attended to. All Work Executed in Workmanlike Manner Estimates Given. Please note the address:— Opposite the Old Police Station ABERSkCHAN SCHOLASTIC. JpONTYPOOL JJIGH ^CHOOL. EVENING INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS (Dating from Day of Entrance). At these Classes Ladies and Gentlemen are individually prepared for all qualifying Exam- inations for the Professions and for the Post Office. CIVIL SERVICE. Ladies may realise an income of from JE26 to £60 by passing an Examination for the General Post Office. Gentlemen may realise an income of from JE60 to 2150 by passing an Examination for the Customs, Excise, Men Clerkships, &c., &c. SHORTHAND LESSONS BY MR. MOSES. No Pupil prepared by me for the Civil Service, Public Schools, Universities, or any qualifying Examination, has ever yet failed. ROBERT FARQUHAB Mk KERROW, Principal. CLOSE OF HIRING SEASON, 1862-93. HARMSTON & CO.'S GREATI. ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE OF PIANOS, ORGANS, HARMONIUMS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF ALL KINDS. HAVING had a most successful Hiring jLl Season at both Pontypool and Aberdare,,we have now a very large selection of Instruments returned from short terms of hire, which with others taken in exchange, we are offering at Bargain Prices, to clear out and make room for new stock. All instruments are warranted to be as des- cribed, are delivered free, and exchanged if not approved. BARGAIN PIANOS. £ a. Burr Walnut Cottage Piano, good tone and appearance cost 30 gns 13 15 0 Mahogany Piano, by Gwyther (suit beginner) 3 3 0 Rosewood Cottage, by Taylor sweet tone, in good condition 9 0 0 Kirkman steel-framed Piano, in rose- wood and gold case very pure and melodious in tone (nearly new). 28 10 0 30-Guinea black and gold Boudoir Piano, check action, iron frame, tri- chord, full compass; perfect in touch, and rich mellow tone (scarcely used) 19 19 0 Iron-framed Cottage Piano (cost £ 25), brilliant tone, in walnut case, with marquetry panel; hired out short time onlv 14 0 0 Concert Piano (powerful and brilliant tone), bronzea iron frame covering wrest plank, best check action, full trichord, in strong walnut and gilt case been used for leading con- certs (worth double) 21 0 0 Hopkinson (J. & J.) 42-guinea Italian- walnut Pianoforte, complete iron frame, eheck action, ivory keys, full trichord, &c.; condition as new, warranted 10 years 26 5 0 55-Guinea "Brinsmead" Piano, in burr walnut, with marquetry centre, contains every improvement; a mag- nificent piano, quite new 36 15 0 BARGAIN ORGANS. Full compass, walnut case, with knee swell, sweet tone 4 5 0 Do., with sliding lid 5 5 0 Do., fuller tone, very mellow. 6 0 0 Do., solid walnut, with pipe top 6 10 0 Do., large cabinet case, 5 stops, knee swell 7 15 0 Do., in cabinet case, mirror back, with music desk, lamp stands,2 sets reeds, 7 stops (2 couplers) and 2 knee levers, solid walnut; maker's price, 16 guineas 9 12 6 20-Guinea genuine American Organ (by Story and Clark), 4 sets reeds, 11 stops and 2 knee levers, 2 mirrors, and cabinet case 11 10 0 20 Guinea "Bell" Organa, latest design 12 0 0 Smith gold medal Organ, 12 stops 6 sets reeds, and 2 knee levers; very powerful tone (suit chapel), list price 28 guineas 15 15 0 HARMONIUMS. A Large Selection at f2 10s., JE3, £4, J65, all makes. Many at one-third cost price. The above prices are strictly for cash, but arrangements may be made for any Instrumens to be paid for by instalment, if desired. Violins, Banjos, Melodeons, Concertinas, &c., at Bargain Prices to clear. COMPLETE LISTS SENT POST FREE H ARMSTON & 0°.'8 MUSIC STORES, 16, CRANE STREET, JpONTYPOOL AND y CARDIFF gTBEET, A BERDABE SPARKLING HERB BEER. FORD'S BOTANIC EXTRACT, Largely composed of HOREHOUND, DANDELION, HOPS, &c., &c., Is invaluable for the immediate production of HERB AND BOTANIC BEER. HE It B BEER, made from this Extract, is a really first-class table beverage, and quite equal in flavour and ia strengthening and stimulat- ing properties to Bui ton Ale, while it is cooling to the blood and non-intoxicating-. The Herb Ale or Botanic Beer is strengthening- and invigorating-, consequently well suited to those who have to work hard, or to those suffering from weakness, loss of appetite, or indigestion. TWO TABLE SPOONFULS MAKE TWO GALLONS. DDTOT? Is- Bottle few 10d., sufficient for 16 Gallons. rKlUJli M n „ 5d., „ „ 6 Gallons. Ford's Botanic Extract will be sold by the principal Chemists and Grocers in the Neighbourhood, or direct by the Proprietor- E. B. FORD, GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL. Try this once, you will then use no other. Ask your grocer for it. Why pay 2s. 6d. for a Bottle of Saline, when you can get a Bottle of FORD'S FOR ONE LEMON SALINE SHILLING ? J HIGHLY recommended for all kind9 of Fever, Measles, Chicken Pox, Affections of the Liver, Billiousness, Sick Headache, Sea Sickness, Error in Eating or Drinking. Heartburn, Acidity of the Stomach, Constipation, Skin Eruptions, Itching, Nettlerash, or any impurity of the Blood arising from an over-acid state of the stomach. NO HOUSEHOLD SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT. Half a tea-spoonful in half a tumbler of water, alleviates thirst and furnishes the system with those Saline properties which are so essential to health. Two tea-spoonfuls, first thing in the morn. ing, or otherwise, act as a mild aperient. For Biliousness, Headache, or Sickness, &c., take a teaspoonful, in half a tumbler ef tepid or cold water, before breakfast, and if not relieved, repeat every four hoars. Sold Also by the principal Chemists and Grocers. TRAPNELL & GANE, COMPLETE I House Furnishers, 161 &. 162, Commercial-st., NEWPORT. AND AT CARDIFF. AND AT BRISTOL. TRAPNELL & GANE FOB BEDROOM SUITES. THE "CHALLENGE," in solid satin walnut; comprising wardrobe, with plate-glass door and bottom drawer; dressing chest drawers, with bevelled toilet glass and jewel drawers; washstand, with marble top, tile back pedestal and towel rail, and two chairs. UNEQUALLED, 10 GUINEAS. TRAPNELL AND GANE FOR BEDROOM SUITES. THE "YORK" SUITE, in rich polished JL hazel wood; internal fittings of solid maho- gany wardrobe dressing chest of drawers, with elegant top nttings, and landscape-shaped mirror washstand, with marbled top, tiles, and mirror in back towel rail; pedestal; and two chairs. S.12 178. 6D. BEDROOM SUITES IN STOCK FROM 5 TO 50 GUINEAS. Ready for instant Delivery. TRAPNELL AND GANE FOR DINING-ROOM SUITES. THE "ARTISAN" SUITE, in solid oak; J- spring stuffed all through, and covered in hardwear leather cloth comprising six stuffed. back small chairs, two easy chairs and couch. 9 GUINEAS. THE uVILLA" SUITE, in walnut frames; upholstered in rich Utrecht -velvet, and spring stuffed six small chairs, two easy ditto, and couch. Wear Guaranteed. 12 GUINEAS. OTHER SUITES FROM 5 TO 30 GUINEAS. TRAPNELL & GANE FOR CARPETS. -n FST BRUSSELS CARPET, of _D splendid wear-resisting quality: in special and exclusive designs, and excellent colourings. 3S. llD. PER YARD. TRAPNELL & GANE G CARPETS. 04 44 TMPERIAL" PATENT BRUSSELS, A providing a eheap floor covering, with splendid wearing surface, in good colourings, at 28. llD. PER YARD. A full range of Wiltons, Axminsters, Turkey, and other Carpets and Ruga always on Show. TRAPNELL AND GANE FOR I- DRAWING-ROOM FURNITURE. THE "QUEEN" DRAWING-ROOM JL SUITE, consisting of settee, two settee chairs, and six small ditto; in solid walnut frames; covered in rich tapestry, with plush borders. Y,14 10s. OTHER SUITES IN STOCK FROM 7 TO 30 GUINEAS. 1 TRAPNELL & GANE .For all that is NEWEST and BEST in FURNI- TURE of Reliable Quality at LOWEST CASH PRICES.-FREE DELIVERY. Call or Write for Catalogues, Gratis & Post Free. 161 & 162, Commercial-Street, NEWPORT, Mon. E. FOWLER'S COT SPECIAL PURCHASE OF (AT A LARGE DISCOUNT OFF) FURS! FURS!! FURS! ISABELLA, LIGHT AND DARK BEAR, SABLE, BEAVER, MINK, SKUNK, OPPOSSUM, I &c. &c., IN THE NEWEST SHAPES. SUITABLE FOR SEASIDE AND EVENING WEAR. LION HOUSE, PONTYPOOL. BLAENAVON GAS AND WATER COMPANY, LIMITED. SHARES FOR SALE. TENDERS are invited for the following JL SHARES in the above Company:- Lot I.-Five f5 Shares, fully paid up. 2.-Five ditto ditto 3.-Five ditto ditto 4.-Five ditto ditto 5.-Five ditto ditto 6.-—Six ditto £ 3 per Share paid. "7.-Twa ditto 5s. paid. The Shares are offered subject to apportion- ment dividend to date of completion of purchase. Sealed Tenders to be sent to me the under- signed on or before the 3rd day of June, 1893, by whom further particulars will be furnished on application. HY. PARRY, Solicitor, Blaenavon. QRUMLIN Q.RAND MUSICAL E ISTEDDFO D. PRIZES AMOUNTING TO £ 150. POSTPONED TO MABON'S DAY, 4th SEPT., 1893. Proceeds to be devoted to establish a Cottage Hospital in the neighbourhood. WALTER JONES, Secretary. FREEHOLD BUILDING LAND FOR SALE. PONTNEWYNYDD, NR. PONTYPOOL. THE Site is well adapted for Building, has the advantage of a southern aspect, and there now remain about 100 plots of 17 feet front- age, situate within easy reach of Llanerch, Tirpen- twys, and other collieries, ironworks, &c., and with convenient railway communication. Apply to D. J. LOUGHER, Bank Chambers, Mining Engineer. Pontypool. TO CAPITALISTS, INVESTORS, AND OTHERS. ELIGIBLE BUILDING SITES TO LET At Llanithel, in the Western Valleys Treharris, Cwmffrwdoer, and Tredegar Junction. Apply, GEORGE H. DANIEL, Clarence Chambers, Pontypool. FREEHOLD BUILDING LAND To be SOLD, or LET On Lease; situated on the U ppr Road between Pontypool and Pontnewynydd. For terms, apply to Mr. G. J. JEE, Pontypool. — ————————————————————— I BUILDING LAND. EXCELLENT SITES, ON THE NEW ROAD, GRIFFITHSTOWN, ON LEASE. Apply H. J. PHILLIPS, Kemeys Vach. PRELIMINARY I I THE PONTYPOOL JJECREATION GROUNDS WILL BE OPENED ON Mabon's Day, July 3, J893, WHEN A VARIETY OF SPORTS, INCLUDING CYCLING, FOOTRACING, &c., Will take place; and, by the kind permission of LIEUT.-COL. BRADNEY, the BAND OF THE 3rd V.B. SOUTH WALES BORDERERS, Uuder the leadership of Mr. S. T. RODERICK, will be in attendance, and will perform a Choice Selection of Dance and other Music. Entrance Forms may be had of Mr. HENRY PEACH, Greyhound Hotel. ADMISSION, 6D.; GRAND STAND, Is. 6D. PONTYPOOL RECREATION GROUNDS OPENING DAY, MABON'S MONDAY, JULY 3RD, 1893. .e TENDERS FOR REFRESHMENTS. TENDERS are invited for the Supply of JL Refreshments at the Refreshment Room In the Grand Stand at the above Grounds, on the occasion of the Opening as above. Tenders ]*> be sent to Mr HENRY PEACH, Secretary, greyhound Hotel, Pontypool, not later than Thursday, the 22nd June. N.B.—Entry Forms for the Sports are now ready, and may be obtained of Mr Peach. PARK ST. WESLEYAN CHAPEL, BLAENAVON. THE ANNIVERSARY Of the above place of worship will be held on SUNDAY & MONDAY, JUNE 4th & 5th. ON SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH, THE REV. R. S. COE (Of Bishop Auckland) Will Preach Three Sermons. Services to commence in the Morning at 11, Afternoon at 2.30, and Evening at 6 o'clock. On the foUowing MONDAY, June 5th, the Rev. R. S. yUfel will preach at 3 and 7.30 p.m.— Collections will be made at the close of each service in aid of the Trust Funds., BICYCLES! BICYCLES!! BICYCLES 11 A. ALLMARK & CO. Beg to announce the OPENING OF A CYCLE DEPOT, IN THE HANBURY ARCADE, OSBORNE ROAD, For the Sale of High-class CYCLES and accessories. Any make Machine supplied. Large Discounts for Cash. MACHINES SUPPLIED ON EASY PAY- MENT SYSTEM. Bicycles on Hire per Hour, Day, or Week. REPAIRS AT Low PRICES. OLD MACHINES EXCHANGED. NOTE THE ADDRESS:— HANBURY ARCADE, OSBORNE ROAD, PONTYPOOL. 20, NICHOLAS-STREET, PONTYPOOL. SALE OF FURNITURE, PIANO, SEWING MACHINE, &c. MR J. G. HEDGES has been favoured with instructions from Mrs Bevan (who is leaving) to SELL BY AUCTION, on the above- named premises, on THURSDAY NEXT, JUNE 8, 1893, her well-preserved HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE And other Eftcts, comprising walnut suite, in plush noblr overmantel, in ebony and gilt frame; walnut centre table handsome side- board easy chairs, in leather and velvet; tri- chord cottage piano, by eminent maker sewing machine, in perfect condition mahogany sofa, in horsehair couches in hair and velvet, &c.; iron bedstead do., with all-brass extended foot; palliasses; feather and millpuff beds; washstands and dressing tables night commode; cane chairs, &c.; kitchen tables and chairs pictures and ornaments; fenders; fireirons; dinner, tea, and toilet ware and trinkets smoking chairs arm chairs filter; kitchen and cooking requisites; and many other valuable and useful lots too numerous to particularise. Sale at 3 p.m. sharp. No reserve. On view morning of Sale. For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneer, Bank Chambers, PontypooL June 2nd, 1892. JJLACK JJORSE, T ALYWAIN. To INNKEEPERS, HOUSEHOLDERS, &C. MR. BARRETT, who is leaving the neigh- bourhood, has instructed MR. H. JACOBS to Sell by Public Auction, on MONDAY NEXT, June 5th, 1893, the whole of his well-preserved HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE And EFFECTS Also, the Publichouse Fittings, Trade Utensils, &c. Sale to commence at 3 o'clock prompt. Auctioneer's Offices: Abersychan & Pontypool. Carmarthen Butter. Dorset Butter. Danish Butter. From Prize Dairies. Fresh twice weekly.' PRIME HOME CURED BACON AND HAMS (Specially Selected). WILTSHIRE BACON (Green and Smoked). TO BE OBTAINED OF ARTHUR BOYTT, FAMILY GROCER, POST-OFFICE BUILDINGS, PONTYPOOL. Our Celebrated TEAS should be used by I everyone. —— VOLUNTEER ORDERS. 1ST MONMOUTHSHIRE VOLUNTEER I ARTILLERY, W.D.R.A. No. 3, Battery of Position.-Orders for the week ending 10th June :-Monday, carbine drill: Tuesday, band praetioe Wednesday, carbine drill; Thursday, band practice; Friday, carbine drill.—D. E. WILLIAMS, Captain commanding Drill Station. 3RD VOL. BATT. S.W.B.—'A' COMPANY. —COMPANY ORDERS for week ending 10th June, 1893:—Tuesday, Compa»y Drill at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday, Squad Drill at 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, Musket^ Instruction and Morris 'Tube Practice at 7.30 p.m.; Friday, Company Drill (in undress uniform) at 7.30p.m. Satur- day, Class Firing at 2 p.m.—Non-Commissioned Officers for duty :—Sergt. Geo. Vaughan, Corpl. Geo. Moxley, Bugler, T. I. James.—By erder, (Signed) JOHN PATON, Captain Commanding A^Company. 4TH VOL. BATT., S.W.B.: B Company.— Company ORDERS for the Week ending 10th June, 1893. Officer for duty, Lieut. Ford Sergeant do., Sergt. Griffiths Corporal do., Corpl. Sheen: Bugler do., Bugler Jones. —Monday, Class Firing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Squad drill for all recruits at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday, Squad drill for all recruits at 7.30 p.m. Wed- nesday, Squad drill for all recruits at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, Company drill at 7.30 p.m. (dress, drill order); Class Firing from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Class Firing from 2 p.m. to dusk.— P. B. FORD,Lieut. Commanding B Company, 4th V.B. S.W.B.
A TALYWAIN GRIEVANCE. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—It is gratifying to see the scavenger's cart at alywain after a fortnight's absence. As you may know, there are 75 houses in Commercial-road without ashbins or any other depository whatever for house refuse; so the dozen heaps which deco- rated the main road of Talywain last Sunday had become rather obstructivej especially with the addition of a heap of rubbish (which is still left there) from the repairing of a house belonging to a member of the Abersychan Local Board. When the scavengers are here, it would be better for the dwellers if they (the scavengers) did not throw so much of the ashes over the cart, leaving the same, as they do, so near our doors and what they do not take away would be better left undis- turbed until their next visit. I believe, sir, it is usual in other places for the scavengers to sweep up and clear away the litter they themselves make, but not so at Talywain. Now, sir, provided there were proper depositories for refuse, once weekly, as is the general practice here, would certainly be sufficiently oiten to sca- venge this neighbourhood, but under present con. ditions it should be done daily. It is to be hoped that all the inconveniences we at present suffer in this. respect will be removed when the road from the church will beiwidened, and the footpath ex- tended to the station gate. I remain, ait, yours truly, HOME RULBB.
THE PROPOSED DEBATB. To the Editor of the Free Pretty Dear Sir,—I was sorry to find by reading your last issue (May 26th) that the proposed debate on the burning question of Disestablishment and Dis. endowment between Mr Howes and Mr Bishop has fallen through. I think it is hardly fair to our Church friends, or to Mr Howes, for the Liberal Association of Blaenavon to refuse to have the debate. Mr Clougher's proposal was very fair, and, I think, ought to have been complied with. It would be very instructive and interesting. Hoping that it will be re-considered, I remain yours, ONE IN FAVOUR OF DISESTABLISHMENT.
CHURCH PARADING OF VOLUNTEERS. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—I should remind Vincit Veritas" that my letter does not refer to Pontypool Volunteers. If the inhabitants of Pontypool only see a parade once a year, they have not much to complain about. It is not so in Abersychan. I repeat we have in Abersychan an unnecessary parading of Volun- teers on Sundays, and the evil is far from imaginary. If Vincit Veritas were a Sunday school teacher, he would agree with me, I have no doubt. Without casting any disrespect on pereons who accompany the Volunteers to Trevethin Church, I contend that after the services many find their way to public-houses, who would otherwise, in the ordinary course, be found in our services. ANNOYED.
THE W>NDON EDINBURGH, AND GLASGOW ASSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED. ^m^rr Editor or the Friz Press. Sir,—As a member of this Assurance, it grieves me to find that in this district complaints as to ita stability, promulgated, I have no doubt, by in- terested parties, who desire thereby to make capital, are being made for some time past. For my own part, as far as I have seen or read I find no earthly reason to doubt the solvency of the company. On the other hand, last year was the most lucrative of any of its predecessors for the past ten years. The little difficulties experienced threugh the resigna- tion of some of the directors in London have happily been overcome by the appointment of responsible gentlemen in their places. Accordingly, new life has been infused into the company, and I believe much good will result therefrom. Indeed, in spite of adverse criticism, the premium income of the society is progressively increasing, and I would warn the public not to place any reliance upon any unqualified statements they may happen to hear. The fact of the company having paicf up- wards of £600,000 in claims since its establishment in 1881, and the prompt payment of over £ 200 to the relatives of the poor men who lost their lives at the catastrophe at the Great Western Colliery, Pontypridd (vide South Wales Daily News, 18th April last) is ample evidence that the company and representation is sincere and honourable, and as such should not fail to recommend it to the mind • of any intelligent man. I would ask every indi- vidual who has any claim upon the funds of the society, to read mark, learn, and inwardly digest ere he jumps from the frying pan into the fire. Yours, &c., AN OLD MSMBBB.
CHURCH DEFENCE. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,-I am afraid I cannot allow Mr. Eckersley to retreat rrom his position under cover of the vague statement that "Historians differ about the early dates, when they agree as to the things done Historians do not differ as to the date:of the Couxtaii at which tithe wae practically enforced. There ia some question as to whether Ethelbert was murdered in 794 or 793-the best opinion gives preference to the later date. What is certain is that the council preceded the murder, and therefore Mr Eckeialey's reference to the thing done," if by the thing done he means enforcement of tithe by way of reparation for a murder, is misleading and untrue. Your correspondent must not forget his own words "Then the bishops and cardinals improved the event by working on his fears, threatening him with eternal punishment unless he passed the law they had so long clamoured for, to make tithes com- pulsory." The bishops (there were no cardinals in England in those days, as Mr Eckersley ought to know) could not improve an event which had not happened: they could not work upon fears i which had not been called into existence there could be no threats and there had been no clamouring for a compulsory law. The whole passage I have quoted from Mr Eckersley's letter shows that he has allowed the foolish notions" of the present to alter the circumstances of the past, but the attempt has not proved a brilliant success. Your readers would do well to always verify any references te history made by correspondents, then the truth would be manifested and error put down. Yours truly, ELMay 28,1898. A. T. FBYEB.
DISENDOWNENT AND ACCUMULATIONS.* To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—Why will not our opponents fight fair r Suffer me briefly to tell your anonymous corres- pondent "Momus" that (1) "christening fees"— which he charges us with exacting—are illegal; (2> that we have no more to do (officially) with marriage settlementa than we have with the man in the moon; (3) that except under certain specified cases plurality," i.e., the holding of more than one living is illegal (4) that I never saw "begging boxes rattled in the face of worshippers save for the cause of the poor, for missionary work, and for the services of the church. Of course collections are unknown to Nonconformity. Allow me also to add that my last living produced £50 on an average per annum, while from my present one I may net £ 120 per annum out of a nominal income of £ 277, which certainly affords ample scope for accumulation." Will44 Momus give the names of his six clergy j who in 1888 left behind them £ 51)8,000. and prove 1 that it all came from the Church 1 In common f that it all came from the Church 1 In common fairness he should do so. I do so wish that some of our Liberationist friends could hold for a year one of the so-called large livings and see how much they had to live upon after running through the gamut of the reasonable and unreasonable charges made upon us. In October. 1892. in one number of the Star newspaper the population and value of 10 livings were given to prove our wealth and laziness. In every single instance the figures were quite incorrect and in excess. Again I say why will not" our friends the enemy fight fair ? I see no reason to be like Momus (anonymous) and remain, Your obedient servant, J. G. CHESHIBB. Witcham Vicarage, Isle of Ely, May 30,1893.
THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC AND MR. D. F.F. DAFIS. K To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—Mr D. Ff. Dafis has again favoured y°V^ readers with another of his choice which he pours out the vials of P devoted heads of those who are engag ™e above legalised traffic. He P' t £ *<aphic language the evil effect oi J1 welfare of citizens, men and women, and advises that a law should be m force to arrest and im- prison drunkards. But why does he wish to im- prison the effect. Why not rather punish the cause ? No legislator who ever sat within thewalbl of St. Stephen s has done more to spread the cause of intemperance than the present Premier. The bssrng of his famous or infamous Grocers' Licensing Bill has. wasted more homes, and caused more drunkenness among women, than all the public- houses put together. Why dnes not Mr D. Ff. Dafis advise his arrest and imprisonment as being the cause of all the sin. But there are other sins besides drunkenness which Mr Dafis would do well to remember, sins not so easily found out by the world, being done under the garb of religion, and covered with a sanctimonious smirk. There are those summed up in the N inth. Commandment, and Mr Dafis would do well to ponder over it. T should like to remind him that we are still waiting for his, proof of the base charges made by himself in the Hereford limes some weeks ago against those who gathered namtffj against the Suspensory Bill, and also against masters who employed Dissenters as servants. The bearers of the petitions are charged with obtaining names by false representation, the masters, by intimidation, forcing their servants to sign petitions, and Mr Dafis tells us he knows of < cases. The question he is asked to settle is the truth of his statement. This, if he has spoken the truth, he can easily do. Let him, then, give his truths in next week's Free Press. If, however, he has circulated that vvhieh can not be proven, how oan he have the audacity to appear continuallv in print, showing "P sins of others, when he himself is guilty oi that which is far worse 1 Trusting he will, as a preacher of the gospel, clear himself, I remain, yours, &c., S. M. S.