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LOCAL OBITUARY NOTICES. EX-COUXCILLOR WHITE, CARDIFF. Regretfully \'e have to announce the death of Mr. Henry White, who for many years was a member of the Cardiff Corporation, and in that capacity did some useful work. Mr. White was born in Cheltenham, and was trained for the law. Some 30 years ago he entered into partnership with Mr. W. H. Cory, and the official name of the firm was Cory and White. Immediately upon his arrival in Cardiff Mr. White identified him- self with the Conservative party. In 1890 he fought Cathayg against Mr. Peter Price and Mr. Alfred Good, and was defeated by the former by 60 votes, Mr. Good being hopelessly left at the bottom of the poll. The following I year Mr. White was returned in the same ward with a majority of 58 over Mr. Merritt, Mr. Good again making a bad third. Three years later Mr. Joseph Henry Jones chal- lenged the scat and, as a previous councillor, his chances were favoured by the Radical party. Some very warm meet- THE LATE MR. HENRY WHITE. I lags were held. The poll was a heavy one, and Mr. White was again triumphantly returned with a majority of 227. In 1897 Mr. White was defeated by Mr. Lloyd Meyrick, aribther solicitor, who, during the time he was a member of the corporation, was one of its most brilliant orators. Mr. White was not discouraged by hie defeat, and last November made a very good fight against Mr. Charles Bird in the Roath Ward. It was shortly after this struggle for political supremacy in a ward which Alderman Rame- dale could only win by three votes that Mr. White was attacked by an insidious disease, similar to that which carried off in the prime of his life Sir Thomas Morel—internal oancer. Dr. Shepherd's well-kno\n medical efficiency oonld not compeite against the disease with success, and Mr. White died on Friday, to the regret of many old and fast friends. He was a trustee of the Young Men's Christian Aesjociation, and held other positions in way that won for him every confidence and respect. For three years he was a member of the school board. At about half-past eleven on Tueeday the remains of Mr. Henry White were interred at Cardiff Cemetery, the Rev. Connop Price, Rector of Caerphilly, and the Rev. E. J. Treharne, St. Andrew's, officiating. The mayor and most of the public men o? Cardiff were present, including Alder. men Jacobs. Carey, and Jones, Councillors Crossman, Bird, and Good. Messrs. T. Milner, A. Proaaer (secretary of the Park Conserva- tive Club). A. W. Hillen, J. H. Cory, J.P., W. T. Symonds, and J. W. Courtis (who repre- sented the Conservative Association), J. Stanfield, Arthur Lewis, and many others. Mrs. Henry White was not present. Mr. J. J. Jackson represented the school board, of which Mr. White was a member. Among the numerous wreaths that were sent were:—All the Conservative clubs of Cardiff and district, Cardiff Workmen's Club, Mr. W. E. Cory (London), Mr. J. Cory (Duff. ryn), a.nd Councillor Hughes. The coffin bore the inscription:—"Henry White, J.P., died September 23, 1904." MR. WILLIAM COSSLETT, CAERPHILLY. At Str.tion-terrace, Caerphilly, on Thursday evening the death took place of Mr. William Cossiett C Gwilym Elian "), in his seventy- third year. Mr. Cosslett, who was bedridden with a paralytic seizure three years ago, was well known in the South Wales coalfield, having occupied the managership of Hendre- denny, Civmyglo, Wernddu, and Dynea Col- lieries, in the immediate neighbourhood, and of Glyn Colliery, Tonyrefail, and Lanelay Colliery, Llantrisant. He was a prolific writer of Welsh poetry, and had won con- siderable fame in various eisteddfodau, in- cluding the National Eisteddfod. He pos- sessed two chairs and several medals which he won. MRS. W. H. EDWARDS, MORRISTON. Mrs. Edwards, wife of Mr. W. H. Edwards, Poplar, Morriston, the eldest daughter of the late Mr. William Williams, Maesygwernen Hall, died at the residence of her late father on Friday morning. Deceased had not enjoyed good health for some time, but only for the last few weeks had she been seriously indis- posed. Her death has cast quite a gloom over the district, as she was so highly respected and her philanthropic work was greatly appreciated. Her death came somewhat sud- denly, as it was not thought that the symp- toms were so serious. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Edwards and the two sons in their bereavement. MR. GEORGE REES, PORTHCAWL. Mr. George Rees, an ex-Customs officer, who waa in his 86th year. died at Porthcawl on Friday at the residence of his daughter, where he had resided for many years. Mr Been was a native of Pembroke Dock, and had been employed, under the Government, all his life. He retired some years ago on a pension. His son is at present engaged in the Customs. One of his daughters emigrated to South Africa last year, while his younger daughter keeps a private school at Porth- cawi, and is organist of the Congregational Church at that place. MR. E. C. STRANGE, PENARTH. The death is announced of Mr. Edward Charles Strange, of 12, Windsor- terrace, Penarth, after a brief illness. Mr. Strange, who was 68 years of age, was taken ill on Friday, and Dr. Stewart was called in, but the patient did not rally. Mr. Strange had been connected with the TafE Vale Rail- way for the past 40 years, as locomotive superintendent of the Penarth shops. In fact, he was the oldest official of the company at Penarth, and also one of the oldest inhabitants at Penarth. He was connected with the old Harbour Company prior to the construction of the Penarth Dock. REV. EDWARD ROWLAND, PONTYPRIDD. The Rev. Edward Rowland, superintendent of the Glamorgan Mission to the Deaf and Dumb, died at his residence, Hill House, Pontypridd. on Friday. The deceased gentle- man had only been ill a few days. He was 4fi years of age. MR. J. T. GWYNN, SWANSEA. Mr. J. T. Gwynn, an old and esteemed member of the Swansea Cricket and Foot- ball Club, who, after some years of experi- ence of telegraph work, joined the staff of a Swansea journal as sporting reporter, died on Sunday morning after a very painful ill- mess. Mr. Gwynn's criticisms of local sports were read with great interest at Swansea. THE RECTOR OF PENEGOBS. The death has occurred of the Rev. John Williams, rector of Penegoes, near Machyn- lleth. The deceased gentlema-n had reached the advanced age of 79, but had always enjoyed good health. He was formerly curate of Tredegar and St. Stephen's. Spitalfields. and also of Laleston, Glamorgan, whence he was promoted to Penegoes. Mr. Williams was the author of a useful volume, Notes and Narratives of Thirty Years' Missionary and Ministerial Labours in England and Wales," and also of a small volume on the early British Church. The living of Penegoes, though in the Diocese of Bangor, is in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff, and is of the gross vaJlIe of f-200 per annum and a house.

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