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LLANELLY. â CELEBRATION OF THE MAR- RIAGE OF THE PRINCE OF WALES. This auspicious event was celebrated at Llanelly with every demonstration of loyalty. The inhabitants, like all other towns throughout the United Kingdom, manifested a deep interest in the events of the day, and with a hearty good will united to honour the event. The weather was very favourable, though cold, a very piercing east wind blowing during the day, the dawn of which was ushered in by the firing of cannon and ringing of the church bells. The town in every part wore a holiday aspect; the shops were all closed, and many houses in Church-street, Hall-street, Water- street, and the town generally, were hung with flags and decorated in various ways the shipping also displayed their colours The Church steeple, the Town Hall, Athenaeum, and other buildings were also decorated with flags and banners. The tiekets to the poor were distributed at the Town Hall on Monday, value 2s. each, which entitled the recipient to food, clothing, &c., to that amount; 500 were thus treated. A substantial dinner was provided by C. W. Nevill, Esq., for the inmates of the Workhouse, who no doubt enjoyed themselves. At 11 o'clock the various bodies and societies assembled in the Park, and formed a procession. First came the Volunteers, who mustered in great force, under the command of Capt Nevill, headed by the brass band the members of the Local Board of Health and the officials the Harbour Commissioners Tradesmen, four abreast; the Odd Fellows, preceded by the Dafn brass band, and carrying their flags as follows Earl Cawdor Lodge, Britain's Glory Lodge, do. Mechanics, Victoria, Prince of Wales, Lily of the Valley-about 300; Ivorites, preceded by the drum band of the Volunteers; Eli Lodge (Ship), 120; Gomer do. (Union Inn), 100; Seren Letredl (Bull), 200; Carratag (Cwmfelin), 50; Three Crowns, 30; total, 500 Benefit Societies-Square and Compass and Mason's Arms. After perambulating the town the procession re- entered the Park, and dispersed at half-past 12 o'clock. A royal salute was fired in Thomas-street by the Volunteers at 12 o'clock. After the dispersion of this procession, about 100 ladies and gentlemen assembled at the Athenaeum, to partake of a dejeuner which had been prepared by Mr. and Mrs Llewellyn, Ship and Castle Hotel. The room was tastefully decorated with evergreens and artificial flowers, and the tables were also artistically arranged and interspered with plants and flowers, the whole producing a very harmonious effect. The bride cake and its decorations were much admired, and the whole preparations reflected the highest credit on Mrs. Llewellyn's taste. The principal families in the town were present, among whom we noticed-Mr. R. T. Howell and party Mr. C. W. Nevill and party Mr. W. H. Nevill and party Mr. R. Nevill and party; Mr. J. Buckley and party Mr. J. H. Rees Mr. B. Jones and party Capt. Ross Compte de Chap- pedelaine, French Consul Rev. D. Rees; Rev. Mr. Green, curate; Rev. D. M. Evans; Mr. F. L. Brown Rev. Mr. Rowlands, Welsh curate, &c., &c. R. T. Howell, Esq., presided; C. W. Nevill, Esq and B. Jones, Esq vice-chairmen. After the cloths had been removed, the Chairman rose and said,âThe first toast which I have the high honour and privilege to propose to you, is one which is invariably received not only with unanimity, but with rapturous applause, by every loyal and patriotic citizen (hear, hear). I am sure that there is not in this assembly one heart which does not beat in sympathy with that of our most gracious Soverign on this happy day, and though there is not room for a gloomy thought or a sorrowful reminiscence, it is impossible to overestimate the extent of the obligation of this great nation to our beloved Queen and her late lamented husband, Prince Albert, for the exemplary education of the Royal Family of England (applause). Who is there here that does not feel that our most gracious Sovereign has fulfilled most eminently the duties of a wife and a mother, and that the nation has been conducted to its present state of civilization and prosperity by the high character and constitutional authority of a wise and conscientious Sovereign (cheers). Whilst on all occasions the health of the Queen is the object of universal solicitude, and her name is a tower of strength in every mansion and cottage, in every town and village (cheers). On this happy day Her Majesty's happiness is but a transcript of the joy and happiness of all her subjects. "The Queen"â(Drank with all honours.) The next toast which I have the honour to propose, is one which I would I could defer for a short time, as it is the toast of the day, and after which all others will be comparatively vapid. On an ordinary occasion it would have been my pleasing duty to give you the toast of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family, but to-day throughout the whole of 'he British Empire, the heart of every loyal citizen, will rejoice at the union of Britannia's eldest son with the fair and lovely daughter of Denmark-a suitable and appropriate union, and which cannot fail to lead to the highest goal of human bliss. Time will not permit me to refer at any length to the early history of Eng- land, but I would, for a second, notice that King Canute made the conquest of England by the Danes some ten centuries ago. There is some parallelism in the history of to-day. The Royal Danish Princess has made con- quest not only of England and the heir apparent of the throne, but also of invincible Wales, and taken her beloved Prince captive. In no part of the Empire will there be more heartfelt rejoicing than in old Wales. All patriotic Welshmen will be justly proud of their Prince and Princess, and will cordially welcome them should they visit old Cambria, and I would here reiterate a wish which has been expressed that their Royal Highnesses should possess a residence within the Prin- cipality,âthe country whence they derive their titles for it has been well said, with all the eloquence of truth, that the Welsh are to this hour a peculiar people, iden- tified with their Saxon neighbours only by a participa- tion in those equal laws and free institutions by which they have been more than repaid for the loss of a turbulent and sanguinary independence and if we turn over the chequered pages of their history, we shall find that the Welsh, as a noble-hearted and generous nation, took the first Prince that bore the title to their hearts and loved him, though crownless, to the end of his days. I feel that I am the exponent of the sentiments of every one present here this day, and of the town altogether, when I state that it is my ardent hope that the day may be distant when the royal bride and bridegroom may be called by Providence to ascend to a higher sphere (cheers)âthat the day be far distant when the titles whijh they bear to-day (Prince and PrincesR) may merge in the higher, but not more renowned dignity of King and Queen. But we may well be convinced whensoever this event may occur, the same benignant rule will be extended over us for, doubtless, deeply planted in their breasts are the axioms that the end and good of a monarch cannot be separated from the good of the monarchy (applause). It is extremely satisfac- tory to know that the union which we this day celebrate is not promoted by policy or diplomacy, but is the result of pure affection, of congeniality of disposition, and accordance of heart, and though from the lofty sphere which the royal and happy pair may be at once called on to occupy, they may be surrounded by the pomp and pleasures of the world, they will have the example set before them by their illustrious mother of domestic and social virtue, and we may be well assured that happi- ness will have her seat and centre in their breasts"- that they will live together in the complete enjoyment of unalloyed bliss. The toast which I have the honour to propose isâ" The health, long life, and prosperity of the Prince and Princess of Wales. (Drank with all honours). I The Chairman then said,âI now call upon you to drink as a toast The Lord Bishop and Clergy of the the Diocese, and the Ministers of all Denominations." This is a toast which, I am sure, will be received by all with that unanimity which its importance deserves. I have al ways felt the highest respect and admiration for the literary and theological attainments of the Right Rev. Bishop of this Diocese. The desire which his Lordship has at all times evinced for the promotion of the best interests of our Church, and of the spread of religion and education, has won the love and regard not only of the clergy, but also of the laity of this extensive diocese (cheers). It has been well said that the noble spectacleâit may be for the world-of this free land with its illustrious Monarch and free Parliament should teach observant Europe that a highly educated Church may be trusted to fulfil its spiritual mission; and with respect to religious teaching in general I may observe that the history of men and states shows nothing more conspicuously than this,âthat in proportion as a pure and practical religion is acknowledged and pursued are individuals materially prosperous, and nations orderly and free. I give you The Bishop and Clergy." The Rev. Mc. Green, in responding for the Clergy, said, as the chairman had set the example of short speeches, he should adopt the same course and be brief. He had the honour of returning thanks for the Lord Bishop and Clergy. The chairman had so ably put and recounted the merits of his lordship, that there was nothing left for him to acknowledge but the great kind- ness -with which the name of his lordship and the deserved eulogy of the chairman had been received. (Hear, hear.) He believed the union which they had met to celebrate would be a happy one, and it was a great source of satisfaction, not only to them but to the whole nation. He begged to return his sincere thanks on behalf of the Bishop and Clergy. The Rev. D. Roes, in responding on behalf of the Dissenting Ministers, said: I am happy to find such loyalty displayed throughout the length and breadth of the land on the very interesting and important occasion of the marriage of the Prince of Wales, the future Sovereign of the British Empire. It evidently shows after all that there is something healthy about the Con- stitution of the country while thrones are tottering, sceptres are quivering, crowns are shaking, and those that wear them are trembling, our beloved Queen sits enthroned in the hearts of her subjects while differences exist amongst them, all unite to rally around her throne, and I am proud to have been called to acknowledge the compliment that you have paid to a numerous class which has always been eminent for its loyalty; and I rejoice that we have a Prince of Wales, though he has been pushed upon us originally by a stratagem, still we we are proud of him now, and if ever a period will come when Wales is absorbed in England, and its languuge disused, I suppose that no period will come when the eldest son of the reigning Sovereign shall not be called the Prince of Wales. I am also heartily glad that our Prince is by this time married, and married to the object of his choice. This will deliver him from hundreds of temptations which, in his high position, would beset him, of which we, in our respective spheres, can form no idea this will furnish him with home attractions,âa lovely and loving wife can do more to render home;homely and sweet than anything else, and this will tend to cultivate the family virtues, which have so beautifully sprung up already in the royal palace, and perpetuate the happi- ness accruing therefrom, during the reign of the Prince and Princess of Wales when they shall be called upon (far be the period) to ascend the throne. I have drunk their healths most heartily m pure water, and this is appro- priate for a wise man said, "It is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes strong drink." The Chairman-I will not engage your time by reference to the long roll of deeds of nobleness and of bravery by which the Army and Navy of Great Britain have been distinguished, but I can- not refrain from referring to the importance of the Volunteer movement, which has survived the sneers of its detractors and the misgivings of its well-wishers, and aided by judicious encouragement, and pushed forward by its own innate vitality, it has assumed the importance of a great national move- ment. There is no conceivable motive of ambition, or vainglory, which can ever again lead England into a war of aggression, and as the operation of the Rifle Corps are confined to our own shores, it can be regarded only as a Peace Society, or establishment for the defence of our hearths and homes. I fear that this town and country at large are not fully aware of the sacrifice of time and money which a due attention to the duties of the corps involve on the part of those who take an active part in it. But it is clear that they are well worthy of high honour and esteem. I give you The Army, iNavy, and Volunteers." (Cheers.) Capt. Ross briefly responded for the Navy. Capt. W. H. Nevill, in responding for the Volunteers, said that he regretted his gallant friend, Col. Stepney, was not present to respoud for the army. It was now about three years since the volunteer l corps had been established in the town, and he was happy to say that it had lived down the feeling which then existed against it. (Cheers). It was predicted that the men would be drawn away into drinking and other dis- reputable habits. He did not participate in the views then expressed. That feeling which predicted such dire results from the formation of the Llanelly Corps of Volunteers had altogether been disappointed. (Ap- plause.) This was entirely owing to the orderly bear- ing of the men themselves, and the admirable manner In b which they had on all occasions conducted them- selves. (Great cheering.) The men were smarter, and in every way better for the drill, and he believed it to a great moral lever by which the men were raised in the social scale, and for bringing into action the exer- cise of great moral and social qualities. (Applause.) He also believed that it was a great peace establish- ment, and that it had helped forward the cause of peace throughout the world. He had great pleasure in acknowledging the toast of the volunteers. The band played Rule Britania Capt. Nevill then proposed the health of the lord- lieutenant, Earl Cawdor, and after paying a well merited compliment to the noble Earl, as his superior, alluded to the interest his lordship took in the prosperity of the county, and Llanelly in particular, as was shown by the gift of the noble Earl to the Mechanics' Institution, of a valuable collection of geological and mineralogical specimens for the Museum, for which he hoped a separate room would soon be provided (Applause.) He had great pleasure in giving the health of the nonble lord- lieutenant, Earl Cawdor. (Cheers.) Mr. C. W. Nevill proposed our foreign relations. (Applause ) It might appear at first sight that the cele- bration of the day was a festival of relations to welcome a young foreign lady, but that was not so, it was really to express the love and gratitude of the nation to the Queen. (Applause ) This was a voice of encourage- ment to them if they imitated the virtues of the Queen and late Prince Consort, and one of warning to them if they failed to do so. For foreign nations he felt it would have a certain and great significance. He might advert to the prosperity of the nation which foreign countries often attributed to our possession of coal, iron, and other minerals, together with the geographical and commercial facilities naturally afforded by the country. Though this was true to some extent, yet, he believed it was due in a much larger degree to our constitutional monarchy, and the government of the country, which gave us greater freedom and liberty and consequently greater happiness than any other country in the world. And he believed that the example of our good govern- ment was producing its effects on other nations. It might be traced in Sweden and Denmark the difference between them and us was but small, they were a kin- dred people. In Russia it was very different, and he clearly saw that Russia must meet the wishes of the people in order to be happy and prosperous. Italy was making progress, and following in our steps by giving constitutional freedom to the Italians. Franco had made wonderful progress under its Emperor in the same direction, and he believed that the Emperor desired to promote the good and advancement of his own people as far as his means permitted. (Applause.) This day might be held to be, and he hoped it would be the inaugeration of a still brighter future, and that it would help forward the cause of freedom, and constitutional liberty, and result in its extension throughout the world. He had great pleasure in mov- ing our foreign relations." (Great cheering). Compte de Chappedelaine, French Consul, In a very appropriate speech, acknowledged the toast. Mr. B. Jones proposed "The Trade of Llanelly" Amid all the sentiments which had been expressed there was nothing more interesting to them than the pro- sperity of the trade of Llanelly and he would beg to give them one hint in order to promote their trade, they must have extended dock accommodation. (Hear, hear.) Its trade depended upon its port, and like many other towns in England and Wales where they had extended their dock accommodation, it would improve and increase its trade. Mr. Jones then spoke at some length on the historical associations of the Danes with this country, and alluded to our own Alfred who first gave Christianity to the Danes. Denmark was more of a Protestant country than England, for out of two and-a half millions of people two millions were Pro- testants. The court of our Queen was the purest court in the world. (Applause.) It had been said that the Danes conquered England that was not the case, but it might be said now that a Dane had conquered them all. (Cheers.) Mr. Buckley said-It falls to me, I find, to respond to the toast given by Mr. Jonesâ"The Trade of Llanelly"âbut as I only received this paper on my way here, I have but little to add to what has been already said, and it is well for you, I think, that I have not much to say, for at this advanced stage of the meeting, brevity will be the most acceptable quality of my speech. We need not fear, however, as to the trade of Llanelly if we do our duty, having, as alluded to by Mr. Nevill, the black diamonds beneath our feet; but we must provide increased shipping accommodation, otherwise we cannot do the trade. I would now revert for a minute to the great toast of tho day, and en- deavour to add a word to do honour to the happy pair, to their royal mother our Most Gracious Queen, and to the memory of that great, good, wise, and talented man, the late Prince Consort. If the character of the heir apparent to the British Throne is of importance to the nation we are deeply indebted to his father for the assiduous and unremitting attention he, paid to his education and training. Suppose for a moment that after his marriage with our Queen he had turned out just the opposite character to that he sustained, what im, ght have been the consequenceâthink of the pro- fligate Court of Charles II. and the not much better one of George IV., remembered by some of us. Let us hope and pray that the celebration of these nuptials may be the dawn of a brighter day to her Majesty; that these unions of her children with the Royal Families of Europe may be the means of cementing peace and good will throughout Europe and the world; that the mourning, and sorrow, and gloom that has enveloped her Majesty and her family for the last year may be dissipated on this glad day, and that she may be able to adopt the words of the poet-words put by Shakspeare into Royal lips (but not so worthy as those by whom we would have them uttered)â" And all the clouds that loured about our house are in the deep bosom of the ocean buried." (Applause.) The Chairman proposed The Harbour Commis- sioners, and paid a well-merited tribute of praise to Mr. Rees, Kilmaenllwyd, the chairman, who responded for the Harbour Commissioners. Mr. C. W. Nevill proposed the health of the chairman, to whom the success of the day was very much owing his labours to render the arrangements complete were incessant, and the least they could do was to thank him. (Great cheers. Drank with honours.) The Chairman responded, and was loudly cheered. Mr. J. H. Rees proposed "The Ladies of England." (Applause.) The company then adjourned to the Park, where the Sunday Schools were rapidly concentrating. The company separated soon after 3 o'clock, and joined their respective Sunday Schools that now betran to assemble in the following order :-Llanelly Church school; Dafn tin works St. Paul's and Felin Foel; Wesleyan, (English) Ditto, (Welsh); Ditto, Dock Capel Newydd and Furnace, Methodists; Capel Zion, Baptists; Capel Als, Independents; Park-street, ditto, (English) Trinity, Sea Side, Methodists Siloah, Inde- pendents; Bethel, Baptists. All these schools numbered about 5,000. After perambulating the town they re- paired to the park, where God bless the Prince of Wales," and the national anthem, were sung. At the request of several parties present, Mr. Meachin con- ducted. The Church schools, the Wesleyan, and Capel Newydd then left the park. The church schools took tea in the Market-place, and the other schools in their respective schoolrooms and chapels. Capel Als, Zion, and the Sea Side schools were con- gregated on the cricket ground, and also sung the na- tional anthem in Welsh, under the leadership of the Rev D. Rees, and Mr. Williams, master of the Llanelly Copper Works school. Time and space renders it impossible to give further details of the decorations and proceedings at the different tea drinkings of the school, but we believe all were well supplied, and, as far as the extensive preparations re- quired admitted, went off with satisfaction to all. In the evening the public buildings and several of the principal tradesmen's houses were illuminated. The Athenroum, Town Hal!, Thomas's Arms, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Thomas, printer, Ship and Castle, Mr. Thomas, painter, Mr. Jones, druggist, South Wales Pottery, and Mr. D. Morris, draper, &c. An immense bonfire was lighted on the Bigin with very fine effect. The fireworks ordered for the occasion did not arrive in time, and created much disappointment. Everything passed off very quietly, even the rural sports in the park, to which we can only thus give a passing notice,

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