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WELSH WESLEYAN DISTRICT MEETING.

----------ABERYSTWYTH.

LLANBADARN FAWR.

TREGARON.

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TREGARON. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.—A correspondent writes :-A few days ago an old lady, named Mary Owen, died at Glanyrafon, near Tregaron, aged 98. Her name had been in the books of the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel at Tregaron as a member for 76 years. She was born within two miles of Tregaron, and lived within the same distance all her life-time, and only changed her residence two or three times. She was a woman of very strong mind and body. She married early in life, and her husband died many years ago. It is related of her that soon after marriage a quarrel arose between her husband and a neighbouring farmer and the method of settling dispute in those days was to fight it out by personal combat, at a certain fair day in a public place. No one thought then of consulting solicitors, and the style of fighting was with long ash sticks with clubs at the ends, and the person who could stand the greatest number of blows on his head was considered the best fighter, and as a rule carried the day. A battle was agreed upon between these parties; and it was Ogreed to meet at Tregaron, and that no quarter should be given. Thomas Owen and his wife started early for Tregaron the day of the fight, and went to a friend's house. This friend spoke to Mary Owen, and advised her to persuade her husband not to fight, as he was afraid he should be defeated but Mary Owen said that Tom, her husband, must fight till he had shed the last drop of his blood, and when the time was up they went out to look for his opponent. After waiting for some time he did not appear, being afraid more of the wife than Thomas Owen. The old lady's living was very plain and abstemious. Mary Owen left a son after her, who is now about 70 years old. He lately walked all the way to Aberystwyth aud back in one day. He said he had no faith in railways, and they were expensive.

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