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Porth. Escorted by the Cymmer Military Band in: full dress uniform, and with full mili- tary honours, the remains of the late Mr. George Davies, of Birchgrove. Porth, were conveyed on Wednesday afternoon to their last resting place. Deceased, who was 64 vears of age, had seen service in the 24th Welsh Regiment, and to the day of his decease was an enthusiastic military man. He was exceptionally popular at Porth and highly respected, and the lengthy cortege was eloquent testimony of the high regard and esteem in which he was held by the general public. The coffin was mounted on a gun carriage, and was draped in the Union Jack and the colours of his late regiment, whilst two lines of Territorials, carrying rifles slung back- wards through their arms, formed a sort of guard and special escort, and as they marched with solemn tread to the sad strains of the "Dead March" in Saul, many eyes were bedimmed with tears of the thousands who lined the route. The interment was at Llethrddu Cemetery, where the Rev. T. W. Hart, Porth, per- formed the burial obsequies, after which volleys were fired over the grave. On Sunday afternoon, the Buffs. paraded the principal streets of Porth, escorted by the Cvmmer Military Band. En route, collections were made with a view to obtaining funds to purchase an invalid chair for St. Paul's Church. We regret to record the death of Mr. Daniel Thomas, of America Fach, Porth, which took place on Friday last, after a long and painful illness. Deceased was 64 years of age, and had resided at Porth the greater part of his life, and was ex- ceptionally well known and highly re- spected by all who knew him. The funeral took place on Wednesday for Bedwas, near Caerphilly, where the interment took place.