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SOLVA. A PAUPER DANDY.—Mr William Harries, a native of Solva, who this month celebrates his 84 birthday, has been in the Haverford- west Workhouse for over 30 years. lie pre- viously occupied a very respectable and responsible position in life, being Jor 20 years shopwalker in a large drapery establishment in London. Subsequently he removed to Manchester, where he was engaged in a similar capacity.Harries has never associated with the other inmates, whom lie rather dis- pises. In his case the ordinary rules are relaxed, and the old man is allowed his liberty daily. He used to be conspicuous in a frock coat and silk hat, but lie now dons the more comfortable if less fashionable light grey bowler. He is still the most polite of paupers, and his long stay at the workhouse has not in the least soured his disposition. He never passes a lady without filting his hat and making a gracious bow, and all gentle- men who take a walk along the .populai Parade near the workhouse lie salutes with elaborate condescension.^—1° it'ie olcl days when a mending tailoring department was established at the workhouse Harries was places in charge, and lie made a very con- scientious overseer. Such is the old man's artistic taste that until recently he was often sought by the Haverfordwest drapers and hosiers for the purpose of carrying out window decorations. DEATH.-It is with deep regret that we an- nounce the death of Mr John Harries, of Gwarcoed, which sad event took place on Saturday morning last after a somewhat brief illness, at the age of 76 years. He had been about the day previous. Deceased was a 6 1011- faithful deacon of Mount Zion Congregation- al church, Solva, and will be greatly missed.



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