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The Late Captain Powell.


The Late Captain Powell. A high eulogium has been passed in the Volunteer orders by Colonel A. Goss (Newport) Commanding Officer of the 4tll VoL Batt. South Wales Borderers, on the late Captain Champney Powell, of Monmouth- Colonel Goss states that the deceased was a zealous officer, and that his removal will be a loss to the battalion. In addition to having served many years in the South Wales Borderers, Captain Powell had been ten years in the 1st Surrey Rifles. THE FUNERAL. The mortal rsmaius of Captain Charles Champney Powell were on Monday afternoon interred in the family vault in St. Mary's Church- yard. It was the largest and most impressive- funeral seen in the County Town for a very long time, the cortege itself being a quarter of a mile in length. The cortege was timed to start from The Elms, Dixton, the residence of deceased's mother, at 3.45 p.m., and very shortly after this hour the procession was formed. The firing party of the 4th V.B.S.W.B. filed up in front of the house, and presented arms as the body was brought out and laid on the haud bier, where it was covered by the Union Jack, which was surmounted with the deceased's helmet, belt, and sword. Then, with arms reversed, the party moved to the head of the column, under the command of Lieutenant J. L. Entwistle. The Regimental Band (under Bandmaster Gabb) followed, and immediately preceding the coffin were the following officers of the regiment :— Colonel Burton (hon. colonel), Colonel A. J T. Goss (in command), Lieut.-Colonel Steele, Major Gillman (adjutant), Captain Fawckner, Surgeon- Captain Jones, Captain Ford, Lieutenant Addie, Lieutenant and Quarter-Master Harrhy, and Surgeon-Lieutenant R. M. Stokes. Following the coffin were the chief mourners, and then in order came a number of sergeants of the Battalion (bearing the very large number of floral tributes sent by relatives and friends), the Mayor arieT Corporation, the Fire Brigade, the brethren of the" Loyal Monmouth" Lodge of Freemasons, a large number of the members of "Henry V." Lodge of the R.A.O.B. and Buffs" from other Lodges; members of the Licensed Victuallers' Association, and the general public. The Baud played the "Dead March" in Saul from "The Willows" to the Church gate, which was reached at 4.15, and where the procession wag met by the Vicar (the Rev. C. F. Reeks, who conducted the service throughout), the Rev. H. T. P. Briggs, the Rev. J. W. Rickards, the Rev. F. Hall, and a full surpliced choir. The special Psalm was chanted and the hymn commencing, Christ will gather in His own," was sung in the Church. The Rev. H. E. Lury played Chopin's Funeral March on the procession entering the Church, and the Dead March as it left. The Churchyard was crowded with people. At the termination of the service, the hymn beginning Peace, perfect peace was sung, and the firing party fired the customary three volleys over the grave, the Battalion buglers souuding the general salute between each volley. The Freemasons each threw in his sprig of acacia and the "Buffaloes" each his ivy leaf, and the procession broke up. The coffin was of polished oak with massive brass furniture, the breastplate beating the following inscription Charles Champney Powell, Died 5th June, 1901, Aged 41 years."

The Imperial Yeomanry.


South African Finances

The Stratford Election.