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ENGAGEMENT OF MR. DAVID DAVIES, M.P. The announcement is made of the engagement of Mr David Davies, M.P., of Plas Dinam, Mont- gomeryshire, to Miss Amy Penman, of Broadwood Park, Lanchester, Durham. Mr David Davies, who is 29 years of age, is M.P. for Montgomery- shire, being returned without opposition in 1906 in the Liberal interest. Miss Amy Penman is a daughter of Alderman Launcelot Tulip Penman, of Broadwood Park, Lanchester, and Gateshead, one of the best known public men in the latter borough. Aiderman Penman is a native of Gates- head. and has occupied a seat on the Town Council for 33 years. He has been Mayor of the borough several times, aed chairman of the Finance Com- mittee for a long period. He is regarded as one of the ablest of local public men in matters of finance. Mr Penman is a very large owner of property. He is a justice of the peace, represents the Corporation on the Tyne Port Sanitary Autho rity, and has been closely identified with the in- dustrial progress of the. neighbourhood for forty years. Alderman Penman was formerly a Liberal, but upon the introduction of ths Home Rule Bill in 1885 he became a Unionist. He is a Wesleyan, and a generous supporter of that denomination. Mr Penman is a life-long abstainer, and has always worked enthusiastically for the furtherance of the temperance movement. There is no family more respected in Gateshead than that of the Penmans, and the Lady whom Mr Davies is about to make his wife is deservedly popular with everybody. Mr Davies is a large landowner in Mid-Wales, but is intimately associated with South Wales indus- tries. In 1898 he succeeded his father, Mr Ed- ward Davies. His grandfather, Mr David Davies, was one of the leaders in the establishment of the Barry Docks, and a founder of the Ocean Coal Company. Mr Davies has followed his grand- father and father in business connections. He is a director of the Barry Railway Company, chair- man of the Cambrian Railways Company, a director of the Ocean Coal Company, Limited, and has large holdings also in other local com- panies. Like the founder of the family's for- tunes—his grandfather-and his father, Mr Davies is a Calvinistic Methodist, and it,is not alone in that denomination that his gifts have been gene- rous, while his benefactions to the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, where he was a student before proceeding to Cambridge, have been princely. ————— Mr Davies, it will be remembered, was until recently the owner of certain portions of the Tenby Burrows, which he disposed of locally.