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EDUCATION BILL CAM-1 PAIGN.

COUNCIL AND THE BILL.

ILATE ;;1; H. LUCAS HUGHES.

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I LATE ;;1; H. LUCAS HUGHES. Some interesting Biographical Details. i^Wnt-es —^attention has been <'i,;le,d <ri'rnKr'lSrilplr appeariupr in the issue 0ti, l"cerSrfln'" daUHl th* 5th hl x- r>r +i acta are given with regard to the life o.f tbe aJ;(J,e-named gentleman. As an the late Mr. Hughes, it may interefe ^nds to liuve a few further pur- ticulars wnh regard to his life. which I now give, an 'Croh may not be within their knowledge: and I would therefore ask you to lw,e tile fo!!oWillg" inserted in the next issnp of yottr va uable paper"Mr. Hughes was one of the so of Mr. and Mrs. George Ilnghes. of Port Eynon, and a member of a tamiiy highly, respeetcd in Gower. After complet- ing t'is ,f a?at'or'. hig pa-reaiH apprenticed him i» "-e 'onnmngery trade to the late Mr. Castle-street, Swansea, t.i.o Mr. Hcigues completed the full term of his apprenti<P. and silow.,(1 fineh abiutv dur. ing the e of hig apprenticeship, that at the en' i'8 term liis principal made him a h-it (I T)resentzitio,i,. Having always ex- hihited a .strong desirc> to travel a little en the colitillellt. his parents sent him to France for he purpose of gaining- experience and in' reasin^, his knowledge generally, aim after spemr'ng three or fonr months on tiie Continent- he, entered thc- emrloy of Messrs. Thomas Wraatord and Co.. of London. manufacturers (-If machinery and agricul- tural imP'emeTits. Messrs. Bradford and Co. had a )rane|) |)nsjne88 jn Dtibl'n. an;! being so P with the energy Mr. Hughes threw into neir btisiness. offered him the manageiuent ot their Dublin bran h wiiirli Mr. Hitgn«;s eceple(L after. Messrs. Bradford :t." Lo- offered to sell Mr. Hughes the S°(H tll€ business of the Dublin itc cli ivhiph r(, )nsin father pur- chasing the usinegs for him. tl may here mention tua «nen Mr. George Ha,■-•'•« ntir- ,-hased 'h1' ;'ns,I'^s for his son. he. Mr. R. L. Hughes .20 .vc.-rs 0f ago. Alt*- carrying "n ?iness for about a year, his younger j°'tied him. and the busi- ness was c< lied 0n uiuier ri, name of "Hughes t foerg. ^j)n|,jj business turning ou^ snccessfnUv. Mr. Hughes found he a wider field fo his we.l- known a ,T', ;lri(l energy, and fust pur- chased the. c „.Steam Laundry. Duh'.iu. and1 sonif 5 4 ,erWards. seeing there was plenty ot' s™pe ln Dublin, but1: another hinndry "s the Bioomtield Laundry, which la3t" 0,,ed hiundry was subse- quenth- tonned into u umiie(f Company, and is now known as "The Bloomfield Laundry Co.. Ltd." hAnao s ivzis tiso larg-ply in- terested in bOU3e lUopc-rty in Dublin, and when he active business there, he sold his Dn p'0rertie3. and directed his attention b" toSoutii Wales. Some years a-1 with several other Swan- sea gentleu" '"y-'et!ated for the purchase* of a field 0 which resulted in their taking the °''Ul now workt,d UT1der the name of ..7?hw Colliery Company Limited." ot 0°mpany Mr. Highes was a directcr an( •] large shareholder, from the forinatio" lue company up to the date of his death- a tuan, Mr. Hughes was of a kindly a"f ^llul nature, and endeared himself to a fce circle of his friends in Swansea ai'( > w'?ere. The history of his illness and t-te rtitur}e with which he bore his suft-el-*i"-z;' is so NN'e I Ikii,)wit that r need make no com 1 fh-ereon. but would close by saying tha teel ,urt j .U11 expressing the feelings all j{r jju„.]ies' friends in '.Swansea in sai ing that Mrs. Hughes and the iamilv have svmnathr in their sad ler.iv^1" j _&

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