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Noted Welshwoman. DEATH OF ORANOGWEN. The death occurred on Tuesday morning at the residence of her niece at Wood- street, Ciifynydd, near Pontypridd of Miss Sarah Jane Rees, better known throughout Wales as Cranogwen, temper- -ee, wnorker. evangelist, and poetess. Perhaps 110 other Welsh woman enjoyed popularity in so many public spheres as Cranogwen did. In recent years she had confined her energies principally to the temperance platform and the pulpit, but in her younger days she wielded consider, able power as head of a successful nautical school. She was successful also as an eis- teddfod competitor, and for many years edited a Welsh magazine. Cranogwen was born at LJangranog eighty-one years ago. Her father by profession was master of a coasting ship, and a schoolmaster by inclination. Cranogwen received her first lessons in an outbuilding near her home from an old schoolmaster named Hugh Davies, one of the subjects taught being astronomy. Later she attended school at Cardigan and Xew Quay. For some time she was also a pupil at a navigation school in London. Returning to her native place, she took charge of Pontgarreg elementary school from 1859 to 1865, formerly conducted by the old schoolmaster mentioned. At that school many Cardiganshire mariners received their first lesson in navigation, and many of her pupils now occupy lucra- tive positions as master mariners and engineers. At the National Eisteddfod at Aber- ystwyth, in 1865, Cranogwen came into prominence as a bard. One of the most popular competitions for which the cream of Welsh bardism had entered was a song to "Y Fodrwy Briodasol" (the wedding ring). The prize was awarded to Cranog- wen to the disgust of Ceiriog, Islwyn, and Mynyddog. She also won a substantial prize at Chester National Eisteddfod; and, to add to her previous successes, she took the chair prize at Aberayron Eisteddfod in 1872 on "The Wreck of the North-fleet." She was present at the proclamation ceremony at Aberystwyth in 1914 and was gi.ven a welcome reception. From 1879 to 1889 she edited "Y Frythones," a magazine for women. She frequently adjudicated at local and national eistedd- fodau. She established the first Band of Hope in, Cardiganshire. Cranogwen consecrated her life to the improvement of the welfare of Welsh women, and a few years ago was presented with a national testimonial to which the Royal Bounty Fund contributed 250. j The tonic solfa movement found in her a warm supporter from the commence- ment. For many years she was an examiner for the Tonic Sol-fa College. After a course of study at Blackburne House, Liverpool, Cranogwen returned once more to Wales, and/was prevailed on to give her time entirely to the platform and pulpit. For many years she was a prominent figure at all the gatherings of the South Wales Women's Temperance Society, of which she was secretary, and was frequently invited to minister at anniversaries. The funeral takes place at two o'clock this (Friday) afternoon at LI'angranog.


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