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SAD SUICIDE AT ABERDARE

THE WAR IN THE EAST. .

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THE COMMAND OF THE jARMY.…

THE DEAjycZAR.' '

WEST AFRICAN TROUBLES. ---+---

JABEZ BALFOUR.

ARREST OF A FRENCH OFFICIAL.

FIGHTING IN THE PUN-JAUB.I

CHISWICK WAREHOUSE DESTROYED.

WELSH LAND COMMISSION. i —,—.———/

SHIPPING NEWS.

FALL DOWN A HFT.

DROWNED AT MEKTHYR.'I

DEATH IN CHURCH.

SUDDEN DEATH AT PORTH.

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SUDDEN DEATH AT PORTH. COUNTY COUNCILLOR SEIZED WITH A FATAL FIT. On Sunday evening Mr. Idris Williams, of Bryn Glas, Porth, Rhondda. Valley, died with alarming suddenness. It appears that he was at the Welsh Congregational Chapel, Porth, MKl, fxs was fre- quently the case, had opened the service by reading and prayer. Immediately after ho finished this he went into his pew, and was taken ill as the sermon was being commenced by the pastor. The feervice was abruptly brought to a close, and Mr. Williams was re- moved 1:.410 his house in a brougham. He was attended by Dr. Eva.n Davies, of I'enygraig, and by one of Dr. Naunton Davies's assistants. :Mr. Williams regained consciousness for a very short time, and then lapsed into a state of ¡ coma, dying between nine and ten o'clock. The deceased gentleman was about 59 years of age, and leaves a widow and five children- He was one of the best known men in the Rhondda VaHey, and WH8 one of the owners of the Porth Estate. He acted as assistant-overseer to the parish of Ystradyfodwg and had been a publio man for many years, taking part in all local movements. He had been announced to give a lecture at the Cymmer Workmen's Institute next Wednesday night. Mr. Williams was also well known as a Liberal speaker on the poli- tical platform. His death has crcated a pro- found sensation in the district, and great sym- pathy is felt, with the family. Morien" writes .âBy the death of Coun- cillor ldris Williams, Porth, the Rhonddr. Valley has lost one of its best-known inhabitants. He witnessed the development of the di^uict from containing scattered farmhouses and cottages, few and far between, to several populous towns. TLn) assessment Wfcs: always based on his valua- tion, and his intimate acquaintance with the upper reaches of the Rhonilda and with every property in them made him extremely valuable to the authorities of Ystradyfodwg, and his sudden disappearance has caused a void in the public life of the district which it will be ex- tremely difficult to fill up. He was a charac- teristic Cvrnro. He was ardent in what he deemed right, an enthusiastic Nonconformist, and thorough in all things. He occasionally preached from the pulpits of the Welifi Congregationalists, and in the ranks of that e-tiimvble denomination he was greatly respected. Indeed, L who have known Jaim all my life, never he-rd any othor sentiment than one of regard expressed respecting him. In accordance with the old Welsh style of associating a mftl £ 3tith his abode, from which practico the fciirname? of Glyn. Mosiyn, &c., have come into existence, the deceased gentleman was better known among tho old natives by the name Idris o'r Porth than ab Mr. Idris Williams, Brynghls. The former wa.s regarded as the home appellation, the latter as tho Anglican official one. He was partownerofthe Porth Landed Estate,upon which the entire town of that name is situate. Mrs. John Uriftiths, Porth House, was his sister. It is with deep sorrow wo reilect we shall see him no more iu this life. All who knew kim will tender their deepest sympathy with the widow and childrenâall grown up-in their terrible bereavement, more difficult to bear I owmg to its suddenness. iJIUI8

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SOUTH WALES CIRCUIT.

CHILD MURDER NEAH RHYL.

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