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LOCAL GOSSIP. The death, is announced of Mr. Robert Davies, of Bodlondeb, Bangor, the eminent "Welsh philanthropist and munificent suppor- ter of religious movements, who has from tune to time contributed generously to several churcnes in this district. Deacii toon, place at four o clock on i riday morning, aiter a rew weeiss' llinesas. In the death of Mr. Robert Davies, Boalondeb, Wales has lost a remarkable personality. Though he never figured personally and prominently in the public lite oi his country, he influenced it in more than one direction. One of the few native-born millionaires of the Principality, he contributed quietly and unostentatiously to phlanthropie and religious purposes amounts approaching in tho aggregate half a million. The largest single donation he is known to have made was a gift of 1120,000 to the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Foreign Mission Fund, but when the stocks he handed over for that purpose came to be realised it was found that the rise in market value had added another £ 7,000 to the gift. As he had previously contributed £ 30,000 to the same fund, the Calvinistic jxethodist Foreign Mission benefited to the extent of nearly £ 160,000 by his generosity. Mr. Davies, who was born in 1816, was the son of the late Mr. Richard Davies, who first established the business at Menai Bridge under the title of Richard Davies and Sons in 1830. They did a large business in the timber trade, and as general merchants. Mr. Richard Davies was made high sheriff, and later lord-lieutenant, of Anglesey, which county he, too, represen- ted in the House of Commons. He was the first Welsh Caivinistic Methodist ever placed on the commission of the peace, ever elected to Parliament, ever appointed high sheriff, and ever made lord-lieutenant. Mr. Robert Davies succeeded him as high sheriff of An- glesey in 1862.

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