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I PONTYPOOL. Agents-Mr Fieldhoas' The Market, ail Messrs, Edwird s and Co. SNOW.—An inch of snow fell at Abersychan on Wednesday morning. NoaTH MONMOUTH LIBERAL ASSOCIATION-.—Mr Rees Stephens has been elected secretary and registration agent of the North Monmouthshire Liberal Association. OF LOCAL INTEREST.—Captain H. C. B. Phillips, D.S.O., the British resident Governor at Katagum, Northern Nigeria, who has sent a beautiful young giraffe of rare species to the London Zoo, is a son of the late Mr E. J. Phillips, J.P., of The Woodlands, Pontypool, and brother-in-law to Dr J. R. Essex. PROPERTY SALE.—At the Clarence Hotel, Puntypool, Mr W. H. Pitten offered a leasehold residence on the Green Lawn Estate at New Inn, near Pontypool, now in the occupation of Mr Christopher John Wynn. The property was bought by Mr W. George, Waunyclere, near Pontypool, for £ 160. LOCAL DIVORCE CAsE.In the Divorce Court, before the President, Sir Gorell Barnes, Mrs Ellen Webb, residing at Pontypool, sued for a divorce from her husband, John Webb, a butcher, on the grounds of cruelty and misconduct. The suit was undefended. It was stated that the marriage took place on the 18th July, 1887. at Ledbury. After- wards the parties lived at Pontypool. Petitioner said her husband bad been guilty of violence to her. He had formerly been in business as a butcher, but did not succeed, and in 1898 he took a situation. Evidence was given as to the mis- conduct, and a decree nisi was granted. PROPOSED NEW CEMETERY.—On Friday morning Mr M. K North, M.Inst.C.T., Inspector to the Local Government Board, held an inquiry at the Panteg Urban Council Offices, Pontymoile. con- cerning the application of the Council for permission to borrow X2,550 for the provision of a new cemetery near Coedycando Farm, near Pontypool Road Station. Among those present were:—Mr A. A. Williams, J.P., C.C. (chairman of the Council), Dr J. R. Essex, J.P. (medical officer), and Messrs. T. P. Holmes Watkins (clerk). D. J. Louphor (engineer), J. Wallace (surveyor). and W. H. Orlidge (inspector).—Mr Watkins stated the grounds on which the application had been made. The present population of the urban council area was 7.484. and the assessable value was slightly over £ 27,000. At present the general district rate was Is 7d in thp £ and the poor rate 3s 6d in the E. The £ 2,550 was to be re-paid within 40 years. At the proposed new cemetery there would be a capacity for 3,461 adult graves, making a total capacity in th* district for 4,021 graves. The owner of the site (Mr J. C. Hanbnry. J P., D.L.). had agreed to sell the requisite four acres of land for £ 200, and the Council had also pntpre-1 into a provisional agreement to pay B50 to the tenant of the land as recompense for the damage (hat would be done, and for his allowing the council to make the cemetery within 200 yards of his housp. The council proposed erecting a cemetery chipel and a caretaker's house.—Mr North said that. speaking generally he was satisfied with the plans of the diainage, buildings, &c., but required further information on minor points. He then viited the prnposed site. -'='

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