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THE SEPTEMBER MAGAZINES.

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CONNAN'S QlJAY. DEATH OF CAPTAIN BENNETT.—Sincere regret is felt locally at the death of Captain John Bennett, which took place at his residence, Connah's Quay, on Sunday, at the age of 75 years. Deceased had been in failing health for upwards of two years, but until recently he was able to get out. Latterly, however, he became much weaker, and for some months was entirely confined to the house. Captain Bennett had a fine, commanding physique, and rarely experienced any sickness during his life until the illness which took him away. He was very highly esteemed and respected, and was prominently connected with the shipping trade of the port. Since the days of his boy- hood he had followed a maritime occupation, and for many years he had commanded ships sailing out of the Dee, in which capacitv he was most fortunate and successful. During the latter years of his life he acquired some interest in shipping property, and at one time was sole owner and master of a fine coasting schooner. To some extent he was an active participator in the rapid rise and development of the trade of the port. In politics he was a moderate Con- servative. He was a strong supporter of the policy of protection, and considered it an in- justice to British shipowners that foreign ships could trade to any port in Great Britain while British ships were not allowed this liberty in foreign countries. He was afaitbful member of the Methodist New Connexion Church. The inter- ment took place on Wednesday in St. Mark's Cemetery, amid manifestations of deep regret. Prior to the funeral cortege leaving the residence, a short service was conducted by Capt. Samuel Vickers, one of the deceased's old shipmates. Flags on the shipping offices and ships in port were at half-mast. At St. Mark's Church the funeral service was conducted by the vicar (the Rev. Thomas Williams). The chief mourners were Capt. Humphrey Bennett (son), Mrs. Humphrey Bennett (daughter-in-law), Miss Martha Bennett, Miss Elizabeth Bennett, Mr. John Bennett, Mr. David Bennett, Mr. Clarence Bennett (grandchildren), Mrs. E. Dodd (sister- in-law), Mrs. M. Jones, Mrs. M. Latham, Mrs. J. Jones, Mrs. B. Vickers, Mrs. Annie Hewitt, Miss M. Bellis, Mrs. T. Griffiths (neices), Mr. E. Roberts, Mr. J. Hewitt, Captain H. Bennett (nephews), Mrs. Mary Bennett, Mr. S. Bennett, Captain J. Bennett, Captain T. Hughes, Captain J. Vickers, Captain S. Vickers, Mr. S. Roberts, Mrs. J. E. Foulkes, Mrs. Robert Bennett, Mr. T. Coppock, Mr. E. Williams, Captain C. Cop- pock, Captain S. Hardin, Captain S. Jones, Mr. J. Jones, Mr. W. Williams, &c. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths.