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Obituary. MR WALTER RICE EVANS. Popular County Gentleman's Demise. Mr Walter Rico Evans, a former High Sheriff Glamorgan, died at his residence, Eagles- Neath, shortly after 11 a.m. on Wed- ~esday. Deceased was 45 years of age, and leaves a widow and six children. He was taken whilst practising on the Neath cricket Rfoiind three weeks ago, and complained of Severe dizziness. He became gradually worse, his complaint was subsequently diagnosed Ptomaine poisoning, which, it is believed, ▼as brought on through eating of pork pie at «Waasea. Complications set in and it was ^a^er that he was suffering from an alp-ute attack of inflammation of the kidneys. j'uriug the last few days there had been little of his recovery, and Dr. J. W. Thomas, family physician, had been in constant The Late Mr W. RICE EVANS. (Photo, by Moseley, Neath.) ^he funeral has been fixed for Saturday at rj?011' the interment to take place at Llantwit of ^f('h- The arrangements are in the hands Messrs Ben. Evans and Co., Swansea. f he deceased gentleman had a long pedigree, a ln8 °f princely descent and tracing his n. as far back as Iestyn, son of Gwrgan, f Glam a Pa*2f t Prince of Glamorgan. For centuries members of the family have taken a pro- part in the administrative affairs of the The deceased followed in the paths haJ?1? ancestors. many of whom, like himself, "een sheriffs of Glamorgan. The first of j, family to occupy that position was David t)p aris' °f Neath, in i-he year 1562, who also re- of^ted the county in the first Parliament *4ueen Mary in the year 1553. Lj r Walter Rice Evans was the son of the te e Mr Edward Evans, the owner of the Rlesbush estate. Ho married Miss Sarah ^5? Morgan, a Bridgend lady, who together h several young children survive. Deceased hoU active participant in all local affairs, tiop many and varied offices. He was a jus- the peace for the county, High Sheriff in ■' member of the Neath Rural District and Board of Guardians, and he also at CV° 010 held a seat in the Glamorgan County v°Uucil. was an old Welsh International Rugby ^aUer and played against Scotland in 1890 w, 1891 and against England in 1891- In his Cpj ?S?er days he regularly assisted the local ■, and football teams. In fact, it was jTUst practising on the cricket field that the symptoms of his fatal illness appeared. He ,a prominent Churchman, and was the £ v_ -'n of Llantwit Church. He had not, how- pa Kientififjd himself with either political u' deceased was universally popular, and held in the highest esteem. Expression of Sympathy. Tira meeting of Neath Rural District Council ^Wednesday Mr W. Howell, J.P., chairman, j £ *>Ved That the members of this Council of e heard with profound regret of the death OQP esteemed colleague, Mr Walter Rice gratis, whose presence at our meetings will be missed, and whose loss will be deplored 'he whole community. The Council desires ^^xtend to Mrs Evans and family their heart- Uj Sympathy with them in their sad bereave- Ht." The Chairman said that Mr Evans was °f the most genial, warm-hearted, and J pe friends that ever breathed. Mr W. Jones, g/ •» seconded the motion, which, having been j»jPPprted by Mr E. Law and Alderman E. S. ^ps, was carried.

BRECON COUNTY CLERK.

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