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DEATH OF SUPERINTENDENT H. D. WILLIAMS. Regret of a sincere and wide-spread character will be felt at the decease, which took place on Monday afternoon, January 13th, of Superintend- ent Hugh David Will iams, who was for many years in police charge of the important Carnar- vonshire Petty-Sessional Divisions which include Conway, Llandudno, Penmaenmawr. Bettws-y- Coed, and Trefriw. The deceased had a paralitic seizure during the sitting of the magisterial court at Conway, on Monday week. Dr R. Arthur- 1 Prichard was in almost constant attendance, but j he never rallied, and died at half-past two on Monday afternoon. He leaves a widow and five children (three sons and two daughters). Born (sixty-three years ag-o) near Aberystwyth, at a place (in Cardiganshire) called Eglwysfach, *1 where his father was a farmer and a maker of the old-style beaver hats, he joined in March, 1857, the Merionethshire Constabulary, and in 1862 transferred himse f to Carnarvonshire, where he was made a Sergeant while stationed at Bettws-^k y-Coed. From an Inspectorship in the Pwllhel^ Division, he was in 1881 transferred to the charge^H of the Conway Petty-Sessional Division, in suc^^l cession to Superintendent Evans, who then retired Ci on superannuation. Few police-officers enjoyed ■» greater respect and popularity. By the Justices acting on the Petty-Sessional Division he was held in the highest esteem, he enjoyed the con- fidence of his superior, he was well liked bv the men under his charge, he had a sound knowledge of the criminal law, and many important cases. j Such was his liking for his calling, that for over twenty years he had not availed himself of the fortnight's holiday to which he was annually j entitled. As an Eisteddfodwr he was well-known, he having been the Secretary to the Welsh National Eisteddfod held at Pwlllieli in 1S75, a year which is memorable as marking the return of his friend I the late John Roberts (" leuan Gwyllt ") to active I support of the National Eisteddfad after a j thirteen or fourteen years estrangement, that restoration of amicable relations being due to the good offices of the Eisteddfod's tactful Secretary, who was also a member of the Gorsedd. For many years, the deceased was prominently con- nected with the Penmachno Eisteddfod. In > religious belief, he was a life-long Calvinistic Methodist, and for a number of years he has been < the leading deacon (primus inter pares) at the Carmel Chapel, Conway. where his position (in the "set fawr," in the Sunday School, etc.) as a resourceful counsellor and as a man of command- ing presence, will indeed be hard to fill. A man of much capacity, with a special fitness for the special duties that lay to his hand. he did excel- lent work for his own denomination while main- taining the friendliest relations with others. A strong man in lea ving us leaves a marked vacancy behind him, and dike 011 the personal, the denominational, and the business side of his life, • —-he will long be missed. I THE FUNERAL. All that was mortal of Superintendent H. D. Williams was yesterday (Thursday) conveyed to Bettws-y-Coed for iiiterinent iii the faiiiily t ?rave. The family of the late Superintendent are desirous of expressing (through our columns) their gratitude to all the many friends who have in various ways evinced sympathy since Super- intendent H. D. Williams was first taken ill.

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COLWYN BAY.