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FOUNDER OF GORSEINON'S PROSPERITY.

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FOUNDER OF GORSEINON'S PROS- PERITY. Mr. William Lewis, of Gorseinon, whose death at the age of 79 was announced on Friday was practically the founder of what lis now a flourishing centre. About 50 years ago, when he established himself in business there, the population was very few. Over 20 years ago he began the construction of the Gorseinon Tinworks, and from that time the development of the place proceeded by leaps and bounds. He gave the site of Holy Trinity Church, built a schoolroom, and took a great interest in all Church work. He encouraged thrift by his support of Friendly Societies, and for several years showed his interest in public affairs by sitting on the Swansea Board of Governors. THE FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Mr. William Lewis, of Melyn IBonach, took place on Monday, and was of a private character. The cortege left the late residence of the deceased at noon, and proceeded to Penllergaer Church burial ground, where the remains were laid to thffr final rest. The Rev. Henry Morgan and the Rev. W. Headley officiated at the church, where the choirs of Holy Trinity Church and St. Catherine's Mission Room, who had as- sembled, sang appropriate hymns, the ser- vice throughout being very impressive. At the graveside the Rev. W. C. Morgan, Vicar, Pontardulais, officiated, and amongst those present were Sir John and Miss Gladys Llew- elyn, Mr. G. H. White, Pontlliw, and many others. There was a large number of wreaths and crosses sent. The carriages contained: First. Dr. T. M. Jones (Loughor), Rev. W. C. Morgan, Vivar, Pontardulais), "Rev. W. Head- ley, Rev. Llewellyn Edwards (Pontardulais); second, Mr. D. C .Jones (Swansea), Mr. Gwyn and hearers, Then followed the funeral carriage, containing the coffin, which was of polished oak, with solid brass mountings. The breastplate was a crown of silver, and bore the following inscription: "William Lewis. Born April 26, 1822. Died April 10, 1902." The bearers consisted of ten of the oldest workmen and heads of departments. The mourning coaches were as follow: First coach, Major D. Lewis (Sunny Bank, Mum- bles, Mr. Thomas Lewis (Bryngwyn Hall), Mr. W. R. Lewis (sons), Dr. Trafford Mitchell (Argyle House) (son-in-law); second coach, Mr. Rees Lewis, Mr. Daniel Lewis (brothers), Mr. J. Roberts. Mr. T.. Ackland (grandson); third coach, Mr. T. Glasbrook, Mr. J. J. Johns, Llwynydomen), Mr. W. G. Johns, Dr. John Davies; fourth coach, Mr. T. Glasbrook (solicitor)., Mr. D. Richards (Swansea), Mr. I. W. F. Richards, J. P., Mr. J. R. Richards (solicitor); fifth coaeh, Mr. J. Harrop Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Works), Mr. Wm. Llewellyn (estate surveyor), Mr. D. H. Picton, Mr. Hardy; private carriages: Mr. D. M. Glasbrook, J.P., Dr. Howell Thomsa, J.P., Mr. Philip Richard (The Hill). Mr. Edw. Daniel (High Sheriff elect), Mr. R. Jenkins (solicitor) and others. Amongst those who sent floral tributes were: Major and Mrs. D. LQwis, Mr. and Mrs. T. Lewis, Mr. W. R. Lewis (grandchildren) (Gorswaddon), Kitty ap4 Gertrude, Glasbrook, Maggie and Gwen- doline Mitchell, Sir John, Lady and Miss Llewelyn, Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Gwilym Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Llewellyn, Mary Lucas, and Ethel James, Mr. and Mrs. LI. Evan§, Mr. Wm. Rees, Mrs. Walters, Mr. John Davies (Post Office), Mr. Wm. G. Johns (Llwynydomen). Miss Morris, Holy Trinity Church Sunday School, office staff Gqrsejnon Tinworks, tradespeople of Gorseinon, Bryngwyn Steel Works, the estate WLorkipen. and the Rev. and Mrs. W. Headley. The masical arrangements were in the hands of; Mr. G^rilym Davies and Mr. D. O. Wil- liams. The funeral arrangements were effi- cently carried out by Mr. D. C. Jones, Castle- square, Swansea.

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DEATH OF DR. DE WITT TALMAGE.

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- LORD WOLSELEY AS A COLONIAL…

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- TALKS ABOUT A TRIP. -

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THE LATE DR. RICHARD HUGHES.

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