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I MR. GLADSTONE'S HEALTH.j

I LOCAL AND OTHER NEWS.

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I FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR.…

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I FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. J. H. HARRIES, OF TREGWYNT. On Friday last the mortal remains of this deeply lamented gentleman (whose death we announced in our last impression), were interred in the grave- yard of Granstou, where for centuries past the ashes of the ancestors of the Harries family lie beneath tombs, the inscriptions on which are almost obliterated by the ravages of time. The sacred edifice has only lately been restored, in which work the deceased gentleman took an especial interest, and contributed very liberally towards the restoration fund. Great taste has been displayed in the internal arrange- ments, which are of a substantial description, pro. ducing an impression of such permanency as to re- quire very little expenditure for a long time to come. God's acre is in perfect harmony with the I building, being trim and neatly kept. The site occupies a romantic eminence, commanding an ex- tensive view of the surrounding country, and so near the iron bound coast of the Irish Channel that the monotonous and ceaseless moan of the rest- less sea can be distinctly heard. The little church is within an easy walk of the old manor house, which, with the estate, has been in the possession of the Harries family for centuries. It passed into other hands for a short time, but was repurchased by the late occupant a few years since, and, together with the Heathfield Estate, comprises a very valuable and extensive property. The mournful cortege' left the anoestral home at 2 o'clock. Amongst those present were Mr Barrett and Mr George Harries only surviving brothers, and Mr Powell M.P., uncle of the deceased, Capt. John Higgon, Col. Willan, Mr Morris Owen, Mr Summers, Heathfield, Mr T. Ince Webb-Bowen, Capt. J. Edwardes, Mr E. Eaton Evans, Mr John James, Haverfordwest, Mr Worthington, Mr 8ay, Mr Evans, Trevaccoon, Mr Harding Harries, Mr Penn, and many others, including several of the leading tradesman of Haverfordwest, and numerous farmers from the surrounding district. The assem- blage was of a large and heterogeneous description. The coffin, of polished oak with brass mountings, was covered with wreaths and crosses of beautiful flowers. Out of respect for the opinion of the departed, all the habiliments and emblems of woe were dispensed with, reforming a system both useless and expensive, and in many instances indulged in by parties who could ill afford the cost. It is to be hoped that the sensible change will become more general. No velvet pall covered the coffin, with attendant bearers draped in silk, but the remains were carried by the hands of silk, tenantry, attended by a pleasing incident shewing the desire many felt of assisting at the last offices of one whose excellent qualities make the recol- lection of hit character a pleasant though saddened retrospect. As a magistrate he was impartial, and dispensed justice even-handed his habits of active industry were subjects of remark, his knowledge of agriculture placing him in the front rank as a farmer, and he combined also with these qualities the essential re- quisites of a keen sportsman. In his own domestio relations the true character of the man is best known and appreciated. The widow who has been left with a large family to mourn the sudden loss hap been bereft of a kind and affectionate husband, and the little ones of a loving and indulgent father. May He who ordiins all things, fmpport them in their bitter afflictions. The servants have lost a considerate L master—one who has served thb family for thrre generations, said wu n tears in his eyes, that they had not only lost a good master but a kind friend. The poor were not forgotten and the sick did not want for necessaries and delicacies, and those who crossed his threshold were always treated with great hospitality. It may be added that he discharged the obligations of a country gentleman with credit to himself and satia. faction to all with whom he came in contact. The funeral ceremony was performed by 1 he Rev. Mr Morgan, who manifested deep emotion, aud who was assisted by the- Rev. Mr Davies, Llanychaer. When the large crowd of both sexes was gathered round the open grave, and the solemn and beautiful burial service of the English Church was concluded, many eyes were dimmed with tea-Pembrokeshire, Herald.