WESTERN MAIL SATURDAY DECEMBER 4. 1926. No. 289.
RETIRED COLLIERY MANAGER-Sir William Smith Dies At Dinas Powis.
A member of one of the oldest South Wales mining families has died in the
person of Mr. William SMITH, J.P., of Wernlas, Dinas Powis.
Mr. SMITH, who was 83 years of age, was the son of Mr. Samuel SMITH, general
manager of the Ynyscedwin Iron Company near Swansea. He received his mining
training under Mr. John SMITH, manager of Messrs. FOTHERGILLS' Works, Aberdare,
and was afterwards appointed manager to Messrs. Hills Plymouth Collieries,
Merthyr, subsequently becoming manager at Maesteg. In 1879 he became manager to
the Bargoed section of the Rhumney Iron Company's Collieries, finally becoming
general manager of the company. He retired in 1911.
Mr. SMITH was a former chairman and member of the Monmouthshire and South
Wales Coalowners Association. He also served at Merthyr Board of Guardians and
as chairman of the Rhymney District Council. He was a J.P. for Monmouthshire
since 1893, and a commissioner for income-tax. Mr. SMITH was a churchman and was
vicar's warden at Rhymney Church from 1893-1911.
A bachelor, Mr. SMITH had only one surviving brother living in America, and
his only surviving near relative in this country is Mr. M. C. HARRISON, formerly
engineer to the Barry Railway Company, and now divisional engineer to the Great
Western Railway Company, Newport.
STRUGGLE IN A SCHOOL-Newport Girls' Attemt To Seize A Cane.
Two Newport girls were summoned at the local court on Friday for refusing to
depart from St. Woolos' Boys' School when requested to do so by the headmaster.
Capt. H. H. WILLIAMS prosecuted.
Mr. Joseph PRICE, the headmaster said a boy had been given a cut with the cane
for arriving more than half hour late. The two girls, although not sisters of
the boy, came into the schoolroom and attempted to take the cane from him. The
master after a struggle with the girls secured the cane.
They were each ordered to pay 5s.
FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday December 6. 1926.
LLEWELLYN.- In Loving Memory of our dear Father (late Councillor Dd. LLEWELLYN,
19, King-street, Taff's Well) who passed away December 6th, 1920; also our dear
Mother, who passed away September 23rd, 1919.
JONES.- In Loving Memory of Evan James JONES, beloved husband of Hannah JONES,
West Monkton, Wick. Sadly missed.
JONES.- In Loving Memory of our dear father, William JONES, died December 5th,
1925, at Blaengwawr, Ystalyfera.-From Children and Grandchildren.
EVANS.- In Loving Memory of my dear sister Gwladys, who died at Dan-y-Bryn,
Greenfield, New Tredegar, December 5th, 1924-From brother Tom, New York City,
EVANS.- In Loving Memory of my dear daughter Gwladys who died at Dan-y-Bryn,
Greenfield, New Tredegar. December 5th, 1924.- Fondly remembered by her Mother.
YOUNG.- Mrs. YOUNG and Family of Rugby House, Neath, wish to thank all kind
friends and relatives for beautiful floral tributes and letters of sympathy.
To be continued.