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MACHYNLLETH. HOSPITAL NIGHT.-On Thursday evening next the local minstrel troupe will give a performance at the Town Hall, the proceeds from which will be devoted to the funds of the Cottage Hospital. COURSING.—On Wednesday Major Hugh Bonsall (Galltylan) held a coursing meeting at Penrhos- mawr. Among those present were Major Hugh Bonsall, Mr Henry, Dr A 0 Davies, J.P., Mr Rd Gillart, J.P., and those two enthusiastic sportsmen Mr Jones (White Horse) and Mr Richards (Eagles). In all there were five greyhounds, and during the coursing seven bares were raised and two of them killed. PROPOSED SMITHFIELD.-It is intended to improve the Wyrinstay Hotel by the erection of, among other things, a large banqueting hall, and Mr D C Davies will, at the same time, construct a Smith- field with boxes covered in which will give farmers a dry stand where they can show their stock on fair days. Auction sales of stock will also be held here occasionally. DEATH OF ivir DAVID LEWIS. The death took place on Monday of Mr David Lewis at the ripe age of 89. The deceased was the oldest inhabitant of the town and until the last five weeks always enjoyed good health. He was a staunch church- man and was the oldest voter on the lists, having recorded his vote at each election since the House- hold Franchise Actcameinto force. The funeral took place on Thursday at the Parish Church when Rev Canon Trevorand the Rev TD Hughes officiated, and the funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends, and the whole proceedings in accordance with the wish of the family was of the simplest character. Favourite hymns of the de- ceased were sung, and at the conclusion of the service Mr Robert Edwards played the Dead March on the organ. The chief mourners were Mr Rhys Lewis, Mr David Lewis, Mr John Lewis, Mrs Davies, and Mrs Jenkins, and the grandchildren. A beautiful wreath was received from Mrs Evans, Fronygog, the deceased being the oldest tenant on the estate. DEATH OF MR ALFRED HARRIS. We regret having to record the death of Mr Alfred Harris, of Glasfryn, which took place on Monday evening. The deceased, who was in his 44th year, had been all his life engaged in railway work, and after starting with the Midland Railway entered the services of the Cambrian Railways Company, in whose employ he has been for the last 27 years. For nearly eleven years he occupied the important post of stationmaster at this place, but owing to a nervous breakdown retired from active work some three years ago. Since that time he has suffered much. The deceased married a daughter of Mr Wm Cooke, of Newtown, and she, with four daughters and two sons, survive. One of the sons is at present serving his country at the front, and the other returned home from active service some twelve months ago, having gone out with the Montgomeryshire Volunteers. The funeral took place on Thursday and was largely attended. The Rev Canon Trevor ane the Rev D T Hughes officiated at the house and graveside. The old staff at the station acted as bearers, and Mr Pryce, stationmaster, of Welshpool, was also present. The service in the church was fully choral, Mr Howell presiding at the organ and playing the Dead March. Beautiful wreaths were placed on the coffin and the grave by the following —From the Family Traffic Department, Machyn- lleth; Mr and Mrs Coggan, Peterborough; Mr W and Mr F W Cooke, Newtown; Mr A S Cooke; "Little Dick," the only grand-child; Mrs John Morris and children Mrs Morgan, Station House Mr and Mrs Gribble, Plas Gardens and Mr and Mrs Sadelir, Glyndwr Hotel. The coffin, which was of polished oak with brass mountings, bore the following inscription Alfred Harris, born April 8, 1857; died January 6, 1902." Mr R Rees was the undertaker, and the coffin was made by Mr J Mrs Harris and family desire to thank all who have so readily showed their sympathy with them on this very sad nonasifvn.





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