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The respect in which the late Mr E. Sandfoid was held by all classes of tho community was thoroughly exemplified by the very large attendance at his funeral, which took°placo yesterday afternoon at i the Linwood Public Cemetery. During . Saturday the family received a very large number of letters and telegrams of sympathy, including several from Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Arrowtown, Tapanui and Invercargill. The Premier and the Hons W. Hall-Jones, J. Carroll and T. Thompson, Ministers, the Hon J. E. Jenkinson, M.L.C., and Messrs J. Joyce, G. Hutchison, T. E. Taylor, J. Allen, Gr. Fisher, J. W. Kelly, A. W. Hogg, A. R. Guinness, T. Y. Duncan, W. W. Tanner and F. Lawry, members of the House of Representatives, also sent telegrams of condolence. A very . large number of handsome wreaths were sent by friends, as well as tributes from L the Minister of Public Works and the ' Ministry, the Lyttelton Times staff, • the East Belt Wesley Sunday School and i the members of the Christchurch Working ■ Men's Co-operative Sooiety. The coffin I was borne by two members of the Crown Masonic Lddge, and two members of the 1 Pioneer Lodge of Druids, the deceased > having belonged to both these bodies. 1 The pall-bearers were Messrs Schwartz and Kermode, of the Public Works Office, Messrs W. Cullen and J. Talbot, of the ' Trades and Labour Council, and Messrs ' F. C. Gerard and D. Lumsden, of the ' Typographical Union. The cortege, which ■ ; was composed of over three hundred per- ' ; sons, was headed by members of the Crown and other Masonic Lodges, District Grand Officers of the Druids and members 1 of the Pioneer and other Lodges ; , and amongst those following wore the teachers ! and elder scholars of the East Belt Wesley | Sunday School, in which Mr Sandford had taken an active interest ; representatives of the various Government offices (Mr J. E. March representing the Government), the Lyttelton Times and Press staffs, the Typographical Union, Trades and Labour ■ Council, the Railway Servants' Society, the Carpenters and Joiners', Tailors', v Engineers', Boilermakers and other Unions, i and the committee and staff of the Working Men's Co-operative Society, of which ; Mr Sandford had been one of tho directors since its inception. At the grave the burial service was read by the Rev J. Orchard, and the rituals of the Masonic and DruidsJ bodies were read by the , officers.

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THE LATE MR SANDFORD., Star, Issue 6056, 20 December 1897

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THE LATE MR SANDFORD. Star, Issue 6056, 20 December 1897