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THE LATE MR. WILLIAM CRAWSHAY.

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THE LATE MR. WILLIAM CRAWSHAY. FUNERAL CEREMONY AT CYFARTHFA. While the funeral of Mr. Crawshay was taking place in the neighbourhood of London, in one of those quiet and little known cemeteries that seem by their isola- tion to be peculiarly fitted for the dead, a little less mournful, and far more imposing ceremony took place in the scene of his earnest and successful labours. On Friday morning the great establishments above and below ground ceased; the mines and pits turned out their thousands, and the mills and forges were deserted. Between ten and eleven o'clock the flag at Cyfarthfa Castle was lowered half mast, and the vast building looked sombre in the extreme, with every blind drawn and this indication of death floating about. At the same time all the shops were closed at Merihyr and in the district, and the residents in private houses indicated their respect for the dead by closing their blinds. A little before 11 the gathering of mourners took place a Cyfarthfa Office, where the procession was formed in the following manner :— The Rev. J. Howell, Dr. Thomas, Mr. C. T. Wills, And other medical gentlemen connectod with Cyfarthfa, The Clerks, Managers, Gaffers, and other officials of Cyfarthfa, Firemen and Engineers, Colliers and Miners, The female employees. In this order they marched to Cyfarthfa, and after the bervice returned in the same manner through JfantygwenUU-street to the office, occupying a long extent, for the numbers were considerable, and as all were well-dressed the procession looked peculiarly imposing. To a stranger who may have thought Mr. Crawshay a hard taskmaster, and the men and women of an inferior grade, the procession, while dispelling a common error, must have looked most striking, for not a man or a woman but was dressed respectably, and all looked as if the condition of things at Cyfarthfa was most flourishing. We know, unfortunately, that the condition of the iron trade has not been so satis- factory, and hence all the more honour to our working men and working women who, out of respect to their own master, came out in so creditable a manner. We are informed that by the terms of the will Mr. Robert Crawshay receives all the property in South Wales, including Cyfarthfa Castle, while the works in the Forest of Dean are willed to Mr. Henry Crawshay. The other sons have annuities. Mrs. William Crawshay retains Caversbam, and an annuity for life. At her death the estate goes to Miss Baby Crawshay, and at her death to Mr. Williim Crawshay, jun. The property in South Wales is estimated at near two millions sterling. By the provisions of the will, interment was to take place four clear days after death, in a common earth grave and the men on the estate, 90 in number, were to attend and receive a pint of good ale, eatables, and gloves and hatbands.

LLANGYNIDER.

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TOWN COUNCIL MEETING.

BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

THE GRAND ARCHERY MEETING.

GILWERN.

ABERGAVENNY.

MERTHYR.

HAY.

CRICKHOWELL.

BUILTH.

DEFYNOCK.

RHYMNEY.