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THE MARRIAGE OF MISS MAUDE LEWES, OF LLANLEAR. Wednesday was eagerly looked forward to in the Vale of Aeron by high and low as the day fixed to join the hand of Miss Louisa Maude Lewes, the second daughter of Lieut. Col. Lewes, of Llanlear, to Captain Arthur Connop Newland, late 21 Hussars, now residing at Llanfair, Cardiganshire. The weather turned out at its best, and the day from early dawn was ushered in with a full forest chorus, ringing of bells, and other preliminaries to the day's rejoicings. Also from an early hour the well-wishers of the Llanlear family were busily engaged in putting up prepared and improvised bunting. The entrance gate to Llanlear was tastefully decorated, and bore mottoes expressing good wishes over it. Further on, the Penlone and Cwmrodyn villiagers turned out a creditable arch and suitable mottoes. Another very good arch had been.;erected by Mr Lloyd, of Talsarn, and Mr Evans, Gilbwn, which was profuse in bunting. Mr Davies, of Berthneuadd, greeted the young pair with his home-made emblems of Faith, Hope, and Charity, while the New Inn and Hendrelas failed not to show their feelings. At Glanwern gate an imposing arch had been erected with the motto "God bless the happy pair," which everyone that passed under it re-echoed. At the local Board School the master came out with an arch and May your sky be ever clear," was wished to the young pair,and "Amarodlawen iMaudeLewes" to the popular bride. The Felinfach villagers, on another good arch, wished them good luck" and a "welcome." The Lloyd jack party had a very neat little arch, with acceptable wishes inscribed thereon. Mr Jenkins, of Aeron Villa, on an elaborate and artistic arch, greeted the Captain and Mrs Newland with warm wishes of the good things of this world. The public-houses of Ystrad vied with each other to show respect in mottoes and bunting. The entrance to the churchyard and church were tastefully deco- rated. Besides these public tokens of respect and congratulations the evening witnessed not less that nine bonfires on the tops of the surrounding hills. That lighted on the top of Allfcygigfran by MrHughes, of Gellyaeron, Mr Davies, of Gilfachfran, Mr Jones, Bhiwonon, Mr Jenkins, Blaenplwyf, and others, was beautiful and imposing, and seen 12 miles round, the combustibles being oil, pitch, and dried gorse while that lighted on Penbryn was successfully kept up for hours. The wedding party began to arrive at the Llanfihangel Ystrad church soon after eleven o'clock. The bridegroom was accompanied by his best man, Mr Cressy Bingham Newland, brother of the bride- groom. The bride walked up the aisle of the church on the arm of her father, followed by her bridesmaids -Miss Lewes, Miss Gertrude Lewes, Miss Florence Lewes, sisters of the bride, Miss Griffith, Miss Mary Mott, and Miss Vaughan,_ of Brynog. The bride was dressed in rich cream satin, with train, and wreath of real orange blossoms and real Honiton lace veil. The bridesmaids were dressed in cream-sprigged muslin, Valenciennes lace and pale blue ribbons, cream bon- nets with blue aigrettes, and each carried a bouquet of forget-me-nots, the gift of the best man, and wore a gold bangle, the gift of the bridegroom. The guests were the following :-Sir Prysc Pryse and Lady Pryse, Gogerddan Mrs Lewis, Llanayron Capt and Mrs Newland, Nantgwilit; Major and Mrs Price Lewes, Tyglyn Ayron; Mrs Davies-Evans, Highmead the Rev Rhys Lloyd, Troedyraur Bec- tory Major and Mrs Howell, Noyadd Trefawr Mr Lewis, Boyal Artillery Capt Vaughan and Miss Vaughan, Brynog; Miss Emily Connop, Miss Ohailotta Harford, Miss Mott, Capt Jones-Parry, Capt Thomas Lewes, Mr Cressy B. Newland, Miss Fletcher, Professor CuUey, Lampetar; Mr John Griffith, Miss Cater, and Miss Grace Lewes. The wedding party beiog in the chancel, the door was thrown open to the throng who had come to the chuichyard to elJjoy and admire the procession. To say that the spacious church was soon over-crowded would he less than the fact, for scores failed to squeeze themselves into it. The ceremony was per- formed by the Rev Rbys Lloyd, of Troedyraur, and the bride was given away by her father. Before the ceremony the choir, under the leadership of Mr D. Evans, sang Jerusalem the Golden," and at the conclusion, "The voice that breathed o'er Eden," with very good effect. The Vale of Aeron brass baud did excellent service during the day. The wed- ding party returned to Llanllear for b.-eakfast and left early in the evening on their honeymoon trip. The wedding presents were numerous and costly, among which are the following .-—Mrs Askwith, china jar Mr and Mrs Baird, stag horn scent bottle Mr Booker, clock M^s Booker, tea service Miss Booker, flower vase Mr and Mrs W. O. Brigstocke, cheque Colonel and Mrs Bridge, sugar and cream crnefc stand Mr and Mrs Brenchley, white china fruit dishes brothers and sisters of bride, desseit service; Mr Connop (Fife-head Neville), cheque Mrs W. Eustace Cox, flower vase Miss Cater, hand-painted satin d'oyleys Col. and Mrs Calcott, silver salt cellars Mr Newall Connop, junior, silver match box Mr and Mrs Collingwood, oak salad bowl; Mrs T. V. Colby, plush frame the Misses Connop, bracelet, brooch, writing table, sofa and arm chairs Miss Connop (Colleton), pair of brass sconces Miss Connop, painted table Miss Connop, Reading, cheque Mrs Newall Connop, silver fish carvers Miss Cope, fan Mr H. Connop, side sad- dle, briale, gold pin Mrs Saunders Davies, gold necklace Mrs Daviss Evans, two pictures Mr and Mrs Davies, Cilerwish, bronze statuette Mrs Davies, Tyglyn, -riding whip Messrs Davies and Jones, Lampeter, preserve dish Miss Evans, bread plate Mr Eyre, oak and silver biscuit box Mis3 Edwards, Lampeter, vases Mr Evans, Lampeter, vases Mr and Mrs Fitzwilliams, dinner service Miss Jennie Eitzwilliams, salt cellar The Masters ^ej'- Bertie, and Frankie Fitzwilliams, sardine dish Mrs and the Misses Fitzwilliams, flower bowl; Factory at Cwmroddyn, swarm of bees Miss Fletcher, flower vase; Mrs Gwynnp, brass scissors Miss Gwynne, porte- monnaie Miss E. Gwynne, brass flower pot the Misses Griffith, book slide Mr C. M. Griffith, Q C., and Mrs Griffith, silver taa kettle Bev and Mrs Griffiths and Misa Bevan, flower vase Mr John Griffith, dessert service housekeeper and butler at Frimley, brass bell Mr and Mrs Hope Hall, orchid brackets Mrs Harford, ring Miss Harford, Indian brass bowl The Misses Harford, brass kettle Mr F. D. Harford, umbrella Colonel and Mrs Holmes, paper knife and mirror Mr Kichard Hunter, silver tankard household servants at Llanllcar, tea ser- vice Major and Mrs Howell, silver breakfast dish the Misses Howell, flower bowls Mr and Mrs Headley, lamp; Mrs Holford, brass kettle on stand Mrs Jones, Hendrelas, table mats Miss Jones, Talsarn, china candlestick and tray Mr and Mrs Jenkins, Ayron Villa, silver fish carvers Mr and Mrs Jenkins, Glanwern, olive wood clock Miss S. Jones, vase and mirror Mr and Mrs Jones, Pen- Ian, painted mirror the Misses Lowes and Master Lewes, Tyglyn Ayron, Worcester vases and basket Mrs T loyd, Talsarn, china vases Mrs Lloyd, Tre- filau Court, flower vase Colonel Lewes, Tantalus spirit case; Mrs Lewes, gold watch; Colonel and Mrs Lewes, Llysnewydd, gold bracelet; Capt T. P. Lewes, gong; Miss Bhys Lloyd, blue silk bangles; Major and Mrs Price Lewes, claret jug Colonel W. Lewes, apostles spoons; Mrs Lewis, Llanayron, gold buckle Major Lloyd, silver fish knives and forks Mrs Lloyd, silver dessert knives and forks Mr and Mrs Longcroft, plush frame Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Waunifor, writing- case; Miss G. Lewis Lloyd, silver egg boiler; Miss G. Lloyd, etiri case the Rev and Mrs Rhys Lloyd, dessert spoons .the Misses Lloyd, Pontllwni, glass flower vase Mr and Mrs Pryse, butter dish Miss Pryse, Swiss work case and pincushion Miss L. Pryse, flower vase Mr Richard Pryse, hunting whip Mr H. C. Penfold, flower glass vases Mrs Pritchard, lace handkerchief; Mr T. V. Carbery Pryse, silver egg stand Mrs Rees, table cloth Mrs Rudiman, Kaffir tray Mr Rogers, Revised Edition of the Bible Miss Rogers, work-basket; Mr and Mrs Raikes, silver salt cellars; Mrs Raikes, horse shoe brooch Miss Boch, gold brooch; Mrs Richards, alarum clock; the Misses Richards, Tymawr, cruet stand Mr Stringer and Miss Touffe, folding screen and silver match box Mrs Rowen Summers, pearl crescent brooch; the Misses Saunders, flower bowls; the Misses Stewart, gold brooch; Capt and Mrs Stewart, salt cellars servants at Nantgwillt, egg stand Colonel and Mrs J Turbervill, salad bowl, fittings for writing-table; Mrs Tyler, Mount Guernos, writing case; an address from j the tenants on the Llanllear estate with Crown Derby breakfast service; Miss Underhill, ivory prayer book; Capt and Mrs Vaughan, glass salad bowl; Mrs Berkely Wodehouse, painted plaque, including many presents of poultry and eggs from several friends. The address mentioned above in list of presents as having \)een presented by the Llanllear tenants, along with a set of rich old Derby China breakfast service, was as follows:- To MISS LOUISA MAUDE LEWES, Llanllear. Madam,—On the auspicious occasion of your ap- proaching marriage, we, the tenants of the Llanllear estate, beg leave to approach you with a heartfelt expression of the high esteem in which you personally, not less than your respected father, are by us held. Your many virtuous qualities have long been mani- fest to all of us, and we shall greatly miss your ever kind attentions to our welfare but we are solaced by the bright prospects of your being equally endeared and endearing in an equally exalted position and in a yet more useful sphere of life. We ask your gracious acceptance of this the accompanying token of our humble but hearty congratulations and sincere good wishes for your future happiness.—We are, madam, yours respectfully, JOHN JENKINS, and 26 other tenants. In response to the above address, Miss Maude sent the following kind and gracious acknowledgment:— Gentlemen,—I thank you most heartily for yonr very kind wishes and feelings expressed in the ad- dress with which you have presented me. The beauti- ful present of a Derby breakfast service is a most welcome and thoughtful gift, and is one that will daily remind me of all my neighbours and friends in the vale of Ayron. I feel quite unable to find words to express how much I appreciate your kind gift, of itself a most costly and valuable present, but the value is to me much enhanced by your added expres- sion of good will and kindness. I regret "extremely I am unable to thank you individually, and believe me, gentlemen, yours sincerely, LOUISA MAUDE LEWES. To Mr John Jenkins, and all my other friends who contributed in this kind gift. At two o'clock the tenants and their wives, to the number of 40, sat down to a substantial dinner at the Red Lion, Talsarn, where a number of interesting toasts and addresses were made, of which a full report will appear next week.

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