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The Royal Visit.

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THE LATE MS JOHN JONES (DRUGGIST), CARNARVON. A /BIOGRAPHICAL FRAGMENT. On Saturday morning the remains of the above worthy were laid to rest in Caeathro Cemetery, in the grave next to the resting place of hi. old friend Mr J. Davies (Gwyn- eddon). Among his papers. which included a host of photographs, cartoons, and Press refer- ences pertaining to his two great political heroes, Mr Gladstone and Mr Lloyd George, was found a. short autobiographical sketch, written in Welsh, in a beautiful hand. Of this we are enabled, through the courtesy of the executor, Mr R. Gwvneddon Davies", to give the following translation :— lie was born about the year 1830. in Rwt- tan Farm, in the parish of Bottwnog. Like the majority of the boys of those part.s he we.it to Bottwnog School, where Mr Tlios. Hugiias and the Rev John Hughes were masters. His proficiency in Latin and Greek was such that the Rev John Hughes wanted to scrul him to Oxford and bringing him up in the Established Church, but his parents were against that course. He was apprenticed cis chemist and drug- gist with Mr D. Williams, Pwllheli. After- vsards lie went to London, to fill a post as assistant in the N. W. district. There he joined the nearest C.M. church, the old Grafton street Chapel, before going to Nassau street,—afterwards known as Char- ing Cross. The Rev Dr Thomas was pastor there, and remained for about- ten years of Mr Jones's stay in London. Afterwards came the Revs J. Mills and D. Charles Davies. In 1869 he removed to Carnarvon. He joined the church at EJpgedi. He was for 14 years a Guardian for Llanbeblig parish, and was vice-chairman of the Rating Com- • mittee, and for 10 years chairman of the I Finance Committee. He was member and cha-rman of the School Attendance Com- mittee, and for a period he was a member of the School Board. J He was chosen deacon of Engedi in 1884. and represented the Monthly Meeting at the General Assembly and the Quarterly Association meetings. He was for 6 years chairman of the Carnarvon District Sunday School meeting, and for 15 vc-srs was co- secretary with Mr W. P. Williams of the Carnarvon Association meeting. II«x vas a Carnarvon Association meeting. II,\ ,-as a member of the Sunday School since 1839. Always a thorough liberal, Mr Jones was a zealous supporter of Mr Bulkeley Hughes, Mr Jones-Parry, Mr Watkin Wil- liams, Mr Rathbone, Mr Bryn Roberts, Mr Lloyd GeoTge. For 30 years he was' the proprietor of the shop on the corner of Bridge street, Castle square, retiring from business in 1899. There the sKetch ends, and there it may be said his career closed, as he was soon I prevented by weakness from following the I pursuits he took so great a delight in. He gave his life to Methodism and Liberalism, and though never playing a prominent part in public he could always be depended upon for unflinching devotion to the cause. He was a familiar figure in many circles, and will be greatly missed in Carnarvon. R.I. P.