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THE MAJORITY OF ATHELSTAN J. SODEN-CORBET, ESQ., YNYSYMAENGWYN. [Last week we gave an abbreviated account of these rejoicings in part of our edition. We now publish a com- plete report.] Towyn and A berdovey were on Thursday the scene of long 18 be remembered rejoicings in honour of the attainment of the majority of Athelstan J. Soden-Corbet, Esq., of Ynysy- maengwyn. TheCorbetsareoneofthebestknown and oldest families of which the county of Merioneth can boast; their connection with Towvn, Aberdovey, and their neighbour- hood can be traced back for a good many generations, and, upon the whole of the extensive estate connected with the family property, the name of Corbet is never mentioned but with feelings of the greatest respect, for the Corbets have always been identified as liberal, go d-hearted land- lords, who are respected by their tenantry, and held in high esteem throughout the length and breadth of the county. Liberal sums were subscribed both in Towyn and Aberdovey, to celebrate the event in a manner be- fitting the occasion, and the hearty enthusiasm which was evoked cannot but have testified to the young heir the good wishes which his tenantry and numerous friends entertain for him. Towyn was quite en fete on Thursday; the demonstra- tions were of a varied and pleasurable character in honour of the young beir. The decorations wereof the gayest, and bunting was profusely displayed from the residences of the principal inhabitants. Handsome arches spanned the roads and bore flags, banners, and mottoes wishing health, long life, and happiness to Athelstan John Soden Corbet, Esq. The Dinas Mawddwy and the Abergynolwyn brass bauds added to the festivity of the occasion by performing, in a very creditable manner, selections of music. A spit- ndid marquee was erected on the field adjoin ng the Corbet Arms Hotel, and the interior decorations were exceedingly gay and taste ul. A glance round the town on Thursday morning must hi ve convinced the beh. ,lderthat the assiduous committee evidentlyadopted the motto "Labor ipse volup- tas." All appeared in a merry trim, and in harmony with the happy festive scene. The presentation Bible was one of Blackie's Imperial, elegantly bound in red morocco, with gilt clasps and shield, the latter bearing the following inscription — ANRHEG I ATHELSTAN J. S. CORBET, Yswain, Ynys-y-Maengwyn, Towyn, ar ei ddyfodiad i'w oed, Mehefin 29ain, 1871, gan ddeiliaid yr Ystad a'i ewyllyswyr da, yn brawf o'u parch a'u cywir ddymuniadau. The handsome book, which is in Welsh. is profusely il!ustrated. and was supplied by Mr D. Edwards, stationer, High-street. Approaching the town from the Cambrian Railway Station, the first t:iumphal arch passed under was erected by the new police-station, on which were fixed suitable mottoes, such as Success to the Young Heir," "Pro- sperity to the Corbet Family," and May no dark cloud overshadow his happiness." The next arch spanned the road by Mr Evan Xewall's residence, and was much ad- mired for i's artistic appearance, l'he third arch was erected by the church wall, spanning the road across to Mr D. Edwards's. printer. This arch was very gaily decorated, and bore the initials, in large decorative char- acters, A. J. S. C." The church itself looked almost handsome, having a flag on each of the four pinnacles of the steeple, and the bells rang out as many changes as their limited number would permit. The flags and ban- ners suspended by the tradesmen and other parish- ioners were both numerous and gorgeous. In Corbet- square a temporary platform was erected, on which to make the'presentation, and which came in for a fair share of adornm-nt. Triumphal arches spanned th" roads adjoin- ing the Corbet Arms and the Whitehall Vaults and were loaded with sentiments expressive of the best of wishes and painted on the front of the Whitehall Vaults was the sentence, in large sanserif and old English character, "Success to the heir of Ynys-y-Maengwyn." In other places, accompanying an abundance of evergreen and flag* were the mottoes, May each year of his life add to his happiness," Health and prosperity to the heir of Ynys- y-Maengwyn." At the Penrallt Arms a string of flags was suspended across the road, and on which a number of Chinese lanterns were hung. Smaller arches were placed in less conspicuous positions, all bearing evidence of the hearty good will everywhere shown towards the honoured young heir. The British School was decorated with flags and bannerets. The flags and banners were supplied by Mr Richard Andrews of Shrewsbury. The following were on the working committee :—Mr W. Parry (chairman). Mr Adam Hunt (secretary), Mr W. Williams Jones (treasurer), Mr W. Rees, Mr Evan Newall, Mr L. G. Prvce, Mr R. G. Pryce, Mr W. W. Parry, jun., Mr Hugh Pugh Jones, Dr Jones, Mr Owen Daniel, jun., Mr John Daniel, Mr 0. Hughes, Mr John Jones (post-office), Mr Benjamin Richards, Mr Evans (Cynfal), Mr Griffith Jones (Gwyddylyfynydd), Mr Robert Rober-s, Mr John Roberts (Perfeddnant), Mr Scott (sur- veyor), Mr Roberts (chemist), Mr Evan Push (iron- monger), Mr D. Edwards (printer), Mr W. W. Jones (Treusewer), Mr Edwin Jones, Mr D. E. Ll. Lloyd, &c. The sum collected by the committee amounted to about 2180. The committee presented a fine ox, supplied by Mr Evan Newall, and fed by J. E. Parrv, Esq., Glyn Hall, Talsarnau, and intended for exhibition at the London Agricultural Show. The estate presented a fine heifer, also supplied by Mr E. Newall, and obtained from Here- fordshire. THE REJOICINGS AT ABERDOVEY, Although, perhaps, on a less extensive and pretentious scale as those witnessed in the sister town of Towyn, were not a whit less hearty and genial in their character. The original proposal was that the two places should amalga- mate, but unfortunate differences arose Aberdovey dis- solved partnership, and celebrated her own rejoicings in her own fashion, and doubtless enjoyed herself quite as heartily as though the original agreement had stood good. The local committee, with Mr Robert Edwards at the head of affairs, Mr Thomas Jones as secretary, and Mr J. Hughes Jones as treasurer, succeeded in collecting a large amount, subscriptions pouring in liberally from all quarters. The little place marle a brave show of bunting and other signs of festive rejoicings, and appeared to he one mass of arches, evergreens, flags, and mottoes. At the Corbet Arms Hotel, which was made the head-quarters for the day, was displayed the Union Jack, and at each entrance there was erected a massive arch of evergreens, pieked out with flowers and mountain berries, and bearing the devices, Health and Prosperity to the Young Heir," and Welcome to the Heir of Ynys.' A little further on Mr J. Hughes Jones had erected a tastefully-constructed arch, from which depended the mottoes, worked in large letters on a scarlet ground. Long life and prosperity to the heir of Ynys-y-Maen- gwyn; may no 4ark cloud o'ershadow his happiness," the centre piece being a model of a full-rigged ship. MrDavies (Cambrian House) had a festoon of evergreens, bearing the sentiments, "Croesau Calon," and Hir o'es i'r etifedd," while from the window of Mr Bell's shop hung a flag, on which was worked the original but em- Ehatic expression, Hip, hip, hurrah for Athelstan oden Corbet!" Opposite the shop of Mr Lewis, drug- gist, was erected an arch of evergreens, with a motto wishing "Welcome to the heir;" flags were displayed from the windows of the Raven Hotel; another arch, surmounted with small flags, spanned the road near the Dovey Hotel, and near the Britannia was displayed a festoon of flags supporting the desire, Long life to the heir of Ynys-y-Maengwyn." Mr John Owen had a neat little arch, which bore the Welsh motto, "N aW ddener a ddilwyno, yr etifedd," and the entrance-gate of the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel was concealed by a hand- some flagt The balcony of Dr Pughe's house was draped with white calico, upon which appeared the motto of the Ynys family, Deus pascit corros—God feeds the ravens- translated into Welsh, "Duw bescgo covrain." Mr T. Daniel had an arch bearing the motto, "Success to the heir," and there was scarcely a house or cottage in the little place which did not display some sign of rejoicing. The colours of the Ynys family, white, black, and yellow, were everywhere visible. The vessels in the harbour were draped in bunting, and flags of nearly every nation under the sun met the eye in every variety. At ten o'clock a procession stated from the Corbet Arms Hotel in the following order :— The Corns Brass Band Members of Clubs and Friendly Societies with flags Tenantry Barouche, drawn by four greys, with outriders, containing Mr A. Soden Corbet, Mr Arthur Soden, Mrs and Miss Blathwayt Barouche, drawn bv four bays, containing Mr C. F. Thruston, Miss Soden, Mr Blathwayt, Mr Spackman, and Mr Upton Members of the Committee The procession went through the town as far as Pen- helig, the young heir meeting with a mos" enthusiastic reception. Having returned to the Corbet Arms Hotel, Mr Soden Corbet was presented with a congratulatory address, the presentation being made on the lawn in front of the hotel in the presence of a large number of spec- tators. ,r Mr C. F. THRTJSTOIT, who made the presentation, said Mr Soden-Corbet, it has afforded me very great pleasure to be the medium of conveying to you the sentiments of good will and hearty congratulation which the occasion of your coming of age, and your entering into possession of this old, old pro- perty, have evokpd from all your friends, tenants, and well- wishers in Aberdovey and its neighbourhood. As we have all felt, the property has been too long without a resident pro- prietor, and we trust that the day is not far distant when we shall see you at Ynysmaengwyn, and taking the lead, as a good landlord should, in encouraging all that may. tend to the advantage and prosperity of your tenantry and the neigh- bourhood in which you live. The proceedings of this dav will demonstrate how hearty and sincere is the good-will which your friends and tenantry feel towards you: and I trust, sir, that those sentiments of kindly intercourse— —this hearty good feeling which exists between landlord and tenant-between the proprietor of the Ynys property and his numerous tenantry will never diminish, but that day by day they will be strengthened. (Loud cheprs.) The address, which I have the gratification of presenting to you is as follows:— (Family Crest). To Athelstan John Soden Corbet, Esquire, of Ynys-y-Maengwyn. We, the undersigned, on behalf of the inhabitants of Aber- dovey and neighbourhood, beg to offer you our sincere congra- tulations and good wishes on the attainment of your majority and entering into possession of the estate of your ancestors. The long absence of a resident proprietor at' Yny3-y.maen has had a very unfavourable influence upon the interests of this district, and it is most gratifying to us to believe that we shall not labour under this disadvantage in the future. The efforts that have been made during recent years for the improveiucnts of our district, and the promotion of our social welfare, have been attended with so much success that we all trust you may be induced to assist us to continue them. In conclusion, we earnestly hope that it may please God to grant you a long life with prosperity and happlnes", permitting I you to enjoy for many years the position that has been so worthily occupied by your.predecessors. Aberdovey, June 29ih, 1871. Charles Frederick Thruston John Pughe, J.P., F.R.C.S. I J. Williams, M.A. James. Webster John Hughes Jones Samuel Pemberton William Cuckson James Hughes Robert Edwards Thomas Jones Ed>vard Jones Thomas Roberts John Owen Thomas Rees (Rbys Meirion) William Hughes Thomas-Daniel Mrs Marmaduke, Cockin Ja.1) Davies, Penmaen-Dovey Frances Griffiths, Trefri John Wil'iams Thomas Jenkins David Lloyd William Jones Anne Pughe Mr SODEN CORBET, who was received with loud cheers, made the following reply-I thank you very much for the handsome and feeling address with which you have presented me. I can assure you I shall treasure it in remembrance of the good feeling of the inhabitants of Aberdovey, and as having been presented to me on the most eventful occasion of my life, namely, the entrance on the possession of the Ynys- y-Maengwyn estate. Although I cannot tell you that I shall immediately take up my residence amongst you, I IS still hope the day is not .far distant when I shall do so. I shall always have the prosperity of Aberdovey at heart, being fully aware of what importance snch a seaport must be to the estate. I am very glad to hear that the efforts made by my trustees for the improvement of the district have been so successful as to call forth your approbation, and I cannot conclude without again thanking you for your kind wishes. (Loud cheers.) The address was a perfect chef dVeuvre of Messrs Waterlow's many productions of this kind, and was en- closed in a massive gilt frame, surmounted with the armorial oearings of the Ynys family. After the presentation a recherche champagne breakfast was served in the drawing room of the hotel, the carte provided by Mr T. Jones being of a most elegant char- acter, fully in keeping with the high name which the Corbet Ins deservedly enjoyed during its present proprietor- s' ip. The waiting arrangements which were under the charge of Mr Prodger, of Towvn, were excellent. The chair was occupied by C. F. Thruston, Esq. (Talgarth Hall), who had the young heir on his right. The vice- chairs were filled by Mr Robert Edwards, chairman of the committee, and Mr J. Hughes Jones, and there were present-Mr W. R. M. Wynne (Peniarth), Mr Spackman, Mr Upton, Mr Spooner (Portmadoc), Dr Pughe (Aber- dovey), Mr E. Morgan (Machynlleth), Mr G. W. Griffiths (Machynlleth), Dr Pughe (Machynlleth), Mr C. A. Thruston, Mr W. n. Spaull (Oswestry), Rev. John Williams (rector of Aberdovey). Mr Richard Jones (Mach- ynlleth), W. Cuckson, Mr Hughes (Gogarth), Mr T. Jones, Mr Norris, Mr Thomas Rees, Mr E. Jones (draper), Mr W. Hughes (builder). Mr Jenkins, Mr Hugh Davies, Mr Richard Davies (draper), Mr Thomas Roberts, Mr Elias Evans, Captain Allaway, Captain Daniel. Mr Edward Davies, Mr John Owen, &c. The loyal toasts having been drunk, Mr W. R. M. WYNNE proposed "The Army, Navy, Volunteers, and Reserve Forces," to which Capt. AL- LAWAY responded. Mr W. R. M. WYNNE-I rise again to propose a toast which I know will be received with every feeling of re- snect. It is that of "The Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese with the ministers of all religious denomina- tions." I think and believe that this is a toast which will be received as no empty compliment, but with an earnest appreciation of the zeal and energy with which these good men undertake and discharge the important duties which fall to their lot. This toast is always well received, where- ev-r or by whomsoever it is proposed, and I give it you wifh great, pleasure, and have much pleasure in connecting with it the name of the rector of Aberdovey, the Rev. J. Williams. (Cheers.) The Rev. J. WILLIAMS returned thanks to the company for their kindness in proposing the health of the Bishop and Clersry, and for having done him the honour of con- necting his name with the toast. He trusted that he had always been found to have been performing his duty as a minister and a Christian. As far as the ministers of other denominations worshipping in Aberdovey were concerned, he was glad to sav that in the main point-that of honouring their Divine Master and propagating His triitlis-th-y fully agreed with eanh other. (Hear, hear). Mr THOMAS BEES (Rhys Meirion) responded in Welsh. The CHAmM \N-I rise now for the purpose of asking you to join with me in drinking a toast which it affords me pecu'iar pleasure to propose. In asking you to drink it. I cannot Vu-lp wishing that, like my friend on the left, (Mr Wynne) I had been gifted with the gift of the gab," and that I possessed the eloquence which he displayed in proposing some of the previous toasts. I should have been only too glad to leave this toast in his hand, but the to >st is of that importance that it would be a want of etiquette on the part of the Chairman were he to delegate its proposal to nther hands. The tonst I now have the pleasure of asking you to join me in drinking is thatTof the young gentleman whose coming-of-age we have this day met to celebrate. (Cheers.) I am sure that we have long felt the urgent need. the great want, the pressing necessitv of a resident landlord at Ynysmaengwvn, that there should be some resident proprietor of this extensive, populous, and important estate. (Hear, hear.) We have found to our disadvantage that there has been no one to take the lead, and to direct the different move- ments and projects which have been set afoot for the benefit of this locality. The estatf has been in the hands of agents and trustees for a great manv many vears; they have done their duty remarkably well; none, I think, could have done better—(hear, hear)—but even they must agree with me that it must conduce to the advantage and benefit of anv property to have a landlord resident upon the property, and who can take a personal interest in that property and the tenants who live upon it. (Hear, hear.) I was exceedingly glad to hear Mr Corbet say that there was some chance of his coming to live at Ynysmaengwvn. (Hear, hear.) For my own part I shall be exceedingly glad to have an additional friend in this neighbourhood, and I have no doubt we shall all hail his advent with great enthusiasm, and that he will find the heartiest of all welcomes at the hands of his Merionethshire friends and tenantry. It is always a very disagreeable task both to speaker and hearer to have to speak of a man to his face, and so perhaps you will excuse my putting an end to the subject by proposing long life, health, happi- ness, and prosperity to Mr A. Soden Corbet, and may he live for many years to enjoy his property and a residence at Yny=maengwyn. (Loud cheers). Mr SODEN CORBET-Mr Thruston and gentlemen: I thank you most heartily for the kind manner in which you have drunk my health. I can assure you that it will he my earnest endeavour to do all that lies in my power to conduce to the welfare of Aberdovey, and of my tenants there. Perhaps I am but slightly known to many of you, but I trust that as years roll on we may be better ac- quainted than we are at present, and that the closer intimacy we have with each other, may ripen into warm esteem and regard. (Cheers). Dr PUGHE proposed the healths of the agents of the Ynvsmnengwyn estate; of whom a thirty years experience had led him to the conclusion that the property had always enjoyed the advantage of conscientious, high-minded, honest men as agents. He referred in high terms to the great. losses which the estate had recently sustained in the decease of Mr Soden, Mr Cotterell, and Mr Hugh Morgan, gentlemen whose memories would long be trea- sured in the hearts of all tenants of the Ynysmaengwyn property. With the toast he had the pleasure of coupling the name of Mr Spackman, the preseht agent, wishing him health and strength to carry out the work which had been so nobly begun by his late partner, than whom a better man never existed. (Hear, hear.) The company had heard so many eloquent speeches, more especially in proposal of the toasts which had been given by the late Tory member for Merionethshire, whom he hoped some day to see as the Libral representative for the county- (laughter)—that he should weary them by further re- marks, but conclude by proposing the toast. (Applause.) Mr SPACKMAN thanked the company for the kind man- ner in which the toast had been received, and thanked the proposer for the touching manner in which he had alluded to the late Mr Cotterell. He could assure them that it had been a great loss to him to lose his late part- ner, and that an almost irreparable loss had been sus- tained by the death of Mr Soden. From the other gen- tlemen connected with the estate he had always received the greatest assistance, but he fully agreed with Mr Thruston as to the necessity of there being a resident owner. He hoped that it would not be long before Mr Soden Corbet came to live amongst his tenantry. (Cheers.) In conclusion, he proposed the toast of the Town and Trade of Aberdovey, coupled with the name of Mr J. Hughes Jones. (Applause.) Mr J. HUGHES JONEs-I must say that I am rather a young tradesman to be called upon to respond to such a toast as that which has just been proposed, but I do so with much pleasure. It is a well-known fact that within the last ten or twelve years many and great changes and improvements have taken place in Aberdovey and its neighbourhood. There is, however, still room for im- provement, and I am glad to s°e that we have a chance of seeing those further improvements carried out by the presence of a resident landlord on the property. (Ap- plause. ) The fact of our having a resident landlord must be productive of great advantages and many benefits to this locality, and I, for one, am very glad to have the op- Portunity of bi lding him welcome to Aberdovey, and of showing him respect on such an important occasion as the present. There is another matter connected with Aberdovey and its trade to which I ought, perhaps, to allude, and that is to its fine harbour, which has no equal between Holyhead and Milford Haven. I must say that it is a great thing for the young gentle- f?an who has inherited this splendid property that Providence has provided such a great natural advan- tage for this neighbourhood, and which must be of real value to the property. Many gentlemen have had to spend a great deal of m oney in making a harbour, but Mr Corbet may congratulate himself upon possessing one of the finest and safest natural harburs which can be found in the United Kingdom. (Hear, hear). Nor is Aberdovey famed alone for her splendid harbour. Is she not known throughout the ensth and breadth of the country by our old Welsh song: The Bells of Aberdovey." Go where u you will, you will ^ays hear that old song which is so dear to the hearts ot all Welshmen_ (Hear, hear.) Then we have the railway, at which a few of us are apt to grumble because it has done a little harm to our shipping, but we must remember that it has developed our country' and if our slates go away oy the rail instead of by ships, the rail brings «s strangers and tourists who come and spend their time and money amongst us. I thank you very much for your kindness in coupling my name with the toast and I will conclude by expressing, on behalf of Aberdovey and her tradesmen, our he rty c 'ngratulations to Mr Soden Corbet on his attaining his majority, and our earnest hope that he may long enjoy the splendid property to which he has succeeded. (Cheers). The health of the Local Committee, coupled with the name of Hr. Robert Edwards, having been proposed, The CHAIRMAN proposed the health of Mr. J. T. Jones, the proprietor of the Corbet Arms Hotel, thanking him for the admirable manner in which he had catered for his guests. He eulogised the hotel a3 one of the most com« | fortable and best conducted hotels which could be met with. (Hear, hear.) Mr. T. JONES having responded, Mr. SODEN CORBET proposed the health of Mr. Thrus- ton, and the toast having been acknowledged, the company rose, Mr. Soden Corbet and party driving to Towyn by road. On Friday the children of the parish were feted on the grounds of the Corbet Arms Hotel, upwards of 300 sitting down to a capital tea, which was provided by the bounty of Mr Soden Corbet. The ladies who looked after the comfort of the little ones were Mrs Williams, the Rectory; Mrs Cockin, Mrs Dr Pughe, Mrs Jones, Glandovey-ter- race; Miss Daniel, Miss Pemberton, Mrs Jones, Miss Flinders, Mrs Johnson, Miss Jones, Dolgelley: Mrs Thomas Daniel, Mrs Anwyl, Harlech; Mrs Robert Edwards, Miss A. Williams, Miss E. Williams, Miss Lizzie Pugh, Mrs Evans, Miss Evans, Mrs Roberts, Mrs John Williams, Miss Jones, Penhelig; and Mrs Thursby. The tea was served in the large room of the hotel, and in the evening the tea makers and other friends were enter- tained in the coffee-room; and the day's rejoicings were wound up by a concert given by Mr Dixon and a party of vocalists from Aberystwyth. The ox, presented by the I estate, was distributed amongt the poor of the town, who were also the recipients of other suitable gifts. The ox was supplied by Mr Rowland Evans, butcher. I REJOICINGS AT TOWYN. The procession, which was formed in the following order, started from Towyn, and proceeded along the Aberdovey- road, till meeting the two four-horse carriages from Aber- dovey, containing the heir and his friends:— Marshal, on horseback, with drawn sword Flag Abergynolwyn Brass Band, in scarlet uniform Flags and Banners Waggon containing a stuffed skin of Ox, presented by the Committee, dressed with bannerets, mottoes, and Knights of the Cleaver in costume, with mottoes and evergreens Flags and Banners Tenantry of the Ynys-y-Maengwyn Estate, three abreast, wearing rosettes Banner, emblazoned with the Corbet Arms Dinas Mawddwy Brass Band, in dark blue costume Flags and Banners Waggon, with stuffed skin of Heifer, presented by the Estate Flags and Banners Carriages containing friends and well-wishers Flags and Banners Waggon containing Sheep dressed, with mottoes, flags, &c. Knight of the Cleaver Waggon, with "Britannia and the Lion," with flags and banners Friends and well-wishers on foot Mr Lewis Price marshalled the procession in an efficient manner. The procession arrived at the rostrum in Corbet-square I at one o'clock, amidst much cheering, and the following gpntlemen were on the Platform :-A. J. S. Corbet, Esq.; Mr Arthur Soden, Mr Spackman, Mr Upton, the Rev. Mr Blathwayt, Mr Kirkby, and W. R. M. Wynne, Esq. The young heir was loudly cheered. Mr WILLIAM PARRY said, in handing up the address- On behalf of the working committee, I have the honour of presenting this address, which, perhaps, you, Mr Wynne, will kindly read. [The address at Towyn, was drawn up by Mr Adam Hunt, the hon. secretary to the committee, and beautifully executed on vellum by Mr W. W. Naunton, Shrewsbury, was in a gilt frame.] Mr W. R. M. WYNNE said—Mr Soden-Corbet, it is with very great pleasure I have the honour of presenting, in the name of the committee, and in the name of those present, this testimonial, and in tendering you the sincere good wishes and congratulations of y :mr tenants and of all those present here, on your attaining your majority. I will not n,,w make a Iona speech, but proceed at once to read the address. (Mr Wynne then read the address). In conclu- sion, lie said I present you this address, and sincerely wish you the words it expresses. The address was as follows :— (The Corbet Arms, and motto, "Deus Pascit Corvos.") ATHELSTAN JOHN SODEN CORBET, ESQ., On his attaining his Majority, ISit.h June, 1871. Wo, the tenantry of the Ynys-y-Maengwyn Estate, and parishioners of Towyn generally, with feelings of the highest res ect heft to offer you our sincere and hearty congratulations rc on the occasion of your attaining your majority. The friendly connections which o long existed between your la e and universally respected father and mother and this locality, gives as a deep interest in every event which may tend to vour future happiness and welfare. We feel also that we should neglect a duty did we omit to take this opportunity of tendering you our sincere sympathy and condolence for the irreparable loss you have so recently sustained. We also trust the day is not far distant when you will come to reside amongst us at the ancient family mansion of the Corbets, and enjoy a long and happy life of usefulness. We hope that the sentiments herein expressed by your tenantry and friends will meet with your acceptance, and that your life and health may long be spared, worthily to follow in the footsteps of your late parents. Wishing you every blessing that a beneficent Providence can bestow. We beg to subscribe ourselves on behalf of the Committee. Yours most sincerely and respectfully, William Parry, Chairman. Adam Hunt, Secretary. William Williams Jones, Treasurer. Towyn, 29th Jnne, 1871. M. J. SODEN CORBET said-I thank you sincerely for- your great kindness in presenting me with this address, containing so many expressions of hearty good-will for my welfare. The feeling manner, also, in which you have spoken of my late father and mother, and the loss I have sustained bv their deaths, cannot fail to impress me with the respect "in which they were held by you all. To many of you I am almost personally unknown, but I trust that ere long we shall become better acquainted (loud cheers); and I hope that the cordial relationship which has so long existed between you and my family may continue for many years to come. (Loud cheers). Referring to your wish of seeing me residing at Ynys-y-Maengwyn, I sincerely hope that I shall be able to do so at no distant period. (Cheers).. The Rev. GRIFFITH EVANS then stepped forward with the presentation Bible, and said: The honoured heir of Yyns-y- Maengwyn,—I have the honour to be appointed by the com- mittee of the rejoicings to present you with a superb copy of the Welsh Bible, on behalf of your tenants and well-wishers. The committee seem to have overlooked that in appointing a tenant farmer on the estate who is. a humble Methodist preacher, they have run the risk of presenting you with a sennon as well. (Laughter.) Whether it be an oversight on their part or not, I should think mvaelf very much wanting in Merionethshire manliness were I to strike my colours or be found ashamed of my calling. I trust, therefore, that in giving expression to a few honest convictions, I shall neither offend you nor disappoint them. My discourse will not be a long one. At this juncture of the day's proceedings it would be unwise. I have often heard a lady, who is now no more, relate an incident of which she was a witness when a girl. A rev. gentleman announced to his congregation that he would break his discourse in the middle because he was going to dine that day with the squire. It will not be necessary for me to act on the same plan, although I am going to dine to- day with the squire, for I can be very brief. (Applause). I have been requested to inform you-and it may interest many in this vast assemblage who have met here to-day to do you honour-why we present you with a Bible, and why a Welsh one. Answering the last question first, I should deem mvself much at fault did I fail to remember that you, on your late lamented mother's side, are descended from a long and noble line of ancestors who have spoken the same lan- guage and have been animated with the same love of country as ourselves; and we thus express a hope that, in your inter- course with us, our feelings as Welshmen' may be respected; and we further gladly indulge a hope that when you come to reside amongst us at no very distant day, you will not think it beneath you to endeavour to understand those of us who cannot make themselves understood through the medium of the English tongue—ours being acknowledged to be the oldest spoken language in the world. With regard to the other point, we reply that during the present century the Welsh have acquired the character of being a Bible-loving nation. Merioneth, in particular, boasts of being the birth- place of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and I believe now contributes more towards the support of that noble insti- tution in proportion to the number of its inhabitants than any other portion of her Majesty's dominions. (Cheers). We, therefore, deem a Bible on this occasion an appropriate gift from a body of Merionethshire men. As for the substance of it, you will find in it the soundest advice, the wisest counsel, the sweetest consolation, and the most abiding com- fort. (Applause). Welshmen are often taunted with their faults; but others have their faults as well. It is net the fault of the Bible that we have them, but our own, for want of making a better use of it; and as we learn to- make a better use of it, not only will our faults be less, but we shall be more considerate of each other's frailties and more for- giving of each other's faults; and when "the good time coming" arrives,-for which we work and strive and hope and pray-when the light of this Holy Word permeates thoroughly through all the shades and grades of society—when all are won over by the Truth to emulate one another in works of holiness and works of love-always striving to attain a higher degree of conformity to its sacred precepts-when that time comes, not only will it be a better time for the tenantry of this country, but it will be a better time for our landlords as well. (Applause). Offering you our sincere sympathies in remembrance of your late sorrows, our best and heartiest wishes for your happiness here and hereafter, we ask you to receive this precious volume from your tenants and well- wishers. (Loud applause.) Mr A. J. SODEN CORBET said, in accepting the handsome present I am very much obliged to you for this hand- some present, and I hope I shall soon be able to read it myself. (Applause.) The procession then broke up. The bands continued playing at intervals, and the following verses were sung by the school children in Corbet-square :— DYFODIAD I OED ATHELSTAN JOHN SODEN CORBET, YSW., YNYS-Y-MAENGWYN, MEHEFIN, 29AIN, 1871. Alaw-" God bhss the Prince of Wales." PA beth yw'r mawr orfoledd Yn mro Dvsvni sydd Mae anian yn dadebru, Ar fyr ceir hinon ddydd Aeth gwgus auaf drosodd, I ni yr oera"rioed, Ond gwenodd arnom wanwvn Pan CORBET ddaeth i'w oed. Ar aer yr Ynys deued Bendithion Duw o hyd, A'r nef a'i gwnelo hefyd Yn fendith yn y bvd. Llawenydd heddyw'n unig Deyrnasa drwy y fro, Mae helbul wedi 'madael, A thristweh sydd ar ffo: l\Iap'r tlawd, v gwreng, o'r bonedd 'N mawrvgu Aer Maergwyn Gan ddiolch i Ragluniaetli, A'u dcisv f ydvw hvn. Ar aer yr Ynys deued, &c. Mae'r graig yn gallti siarad, A'r mynydd waedd yn hy* Fod bendith nef ar Dywyn—' Daw'r Ynys mal y bu; Bydd mawredd yno'n trigo, Rhydd noddiant i bob gwr A phwy na chan y gyd-gan Tra byth j rhed y dwr. Ar aer yr Ynys deued, &c. Morgilfach Ceredigion Sy'n chwareu nwyfus gan, I ddatgan clod ein CORBET Ar danau'r tvwod man Mae anian wedi gwisgo Ei phlant mewn gwisgoedd gwyrdd Ac uno maent a'r gyd-gan, I'r gwr deilynga'r urdd. Araeryr Ynys deued, &c. Towvn. WM. WMS. JONES, THE BANQUET, or complimentary dinner, given by the Ynys estate, to the friends and tenantry, took place in a large tent erected on the grounds adjoining the Corbet Arms, Towyn. The tent, with the decorations, was supplied by Mr Andrews, of Shrewsbury, and was embellished in a most tasteful manner. The sides were of scarlet, relieved with white and the supports were entwined with pink, Diue, ana white draperies, and suspended from them were festoons of coloured flowers. Each support bore a banneret and armorial bearings of the county families, the principal being the shield of the Corbet family with motto Deus Pascit Corvos," the banneret being that of Col. S. wing- C, field. On the second support was the arms of Lord Hill, and the banneret of the Earl of Derby the third bore the arms of the Earl of Powis, and the banneret of Lord Forester; the fourth had the armorial device of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot, with the banneret of 1. Slaney Eyton, Esq., of Eyton the fifth that of Sir VV. W. Wynn, Bart., M.P., with the banneret of Lord Ber- wick and the last Ithe arms of Charles Cecil Cotes, Fsq., with an emblematic device of Britannia. Flags, banners, and devices were liberally displayed about the interior of the tent; and the addresses presented from Towyn and Aberdovey were also on view. The following carte was provided by Mr Parry, the waiting arrange- ments being under the charge of the Messrs Bolland, Chester, and Mr Prodger, railway refreshment rooms. The chair was occupied by Mr W. R. M. Wynne, Peniarth, who had on his right Mr Atheltan Soden, Corbet, Mr W. W. E. Wynne, Mr H. J. Reveley, Brynv n; Miss Soden, Mr and Mrs Blathwayt, Mr gwv and Mrs'R. J. Ll. Price, Rhiwlas; Mr Arthur Soden Mr Dobson. Ynvsmaengwyn, Mr Owen Slaney Wynne, Garth- vn-gharad, and "Mr M. T. Pugh, Cefncamberth. The vice- chairs were occupied by Mr Spackman and Mr Upton. The general company included Captain H. H. Lloyd Clough, Rev. Evan Lewis, Dolgellev; Rev. Titus Lewis, B.D., Towyn; Rev. G. Arthur Jones, B.A., Llanegryn; Messrs J. Hughes Jones, Aberdovev; E. Morgan, Machynlleth; Lr. J. fecott, Peniarth-uchaf; Rev. John Williams, Aberdovey; C. t. Thruston, Talgarth Hall; W. H. Spaull, Oswestry; D. ft. Kirkbyand Miss Kirkby, Llanfendigaid; Dr Pughe, Aberdovey; R.Gillart, G.W. Griffiths, Richard Jones, Machynlleth John Jones, Tymawr; Hughes, Gogarth; Henry Morgan, New- town; R. Green, Aberdovey; Richard Powell, Glanfeinion; Dr J. Foulkes Jones, John Jones, Neptune tlall; J. i-,orris, L. Jones, Aberdovey; J. Morgan, London; Worrall, Dinas Mawddwy; Pryce Hughes, Glanvdon; W. Scott, W. Parry, Rev. Griffith Evans, Jones, Gwvddelfv-nydd; John Daniel, Caethle; Supt. Hughes; Roberts, Tynynddu; E. Davies, Gwyndv; J. Jones, grocer; Henry .Tones, D. Jones, Brvn- crug; Roberts^erfeddnant; J ones. The Academy E. Newall, Escuan Hall, Owen Daniel, Watkins, Penllyn; W. W. Jones, William Rees, Roberts, junior, Perfeddnant; J. Jones, Post-office; Roberts, chemist; Evan Pug-he, Towvn; Thos. Jones, Cornet Arms W. Cuckson, R. Davies, Aberdovey; J. Scott, Morfa H Thomas, Abergynolwyn Slate Com- pany Griffith Pughe, Bryncrug; D. Lewis, Bryncrug D. Davies, Towyn D. Edwards, printer W. R. Davies, Lewis William", auctioneer J. B. Mee, Owen Owens, Dolgelley; W. Jones, Lion House; Evan Rowland, Peniarth; B. Richards, Towyn; Edward Davies, John Owen, Aberdovev Evan Humphreys, Bank, Towyn W. Scott, Arthog Hall; Newton Apperlev, Morben Lewis Pryce R. G. Pryce; Adam Hunt, J. Hill, Towyn W. E. Spooner, J. Winton Spooner, Tremadoc Percy Sprwner, Portmadoc; Andrews, Shrewsbury Mr Wngley, Peniarth and the whole of the tenantry upon the estate, the company numbering about three hundred. BILL OF FARE. Soup.—Mock turtle, ox tail, green pea.—bherry. Fish.-Salmon and lobster sauce, turbot, filleted soles. Entrees.—Yeal Cutlets, sweetbread, patties, steak and oyster pie, stewed pigeons, curried rabbit. Champagne. Removes.-Haunch of venison, roast beef, boiled beef, roast mutton, boiled mutton, lamb, veal and ham, veal and pigeon pies, chicken and tongue, ducklings and green ^Entremets, &c. —Sir Watkin's pudding, plum pudding, strawberry, currant, and raspberry tarts, cheese cakes, jellies, blancmange, tipsy cake. Cheese and salad. Dessert.—Pine apples, grapes, strawberries, dried fruit. Claret, sherry, port. The cuisine was under the management of Mrs tvans, confectioner, Dolgelley.. Grace having been said by the Rev. Titus Lewis, J3.D., vicar of Towyn, The CHAIRMAN said-The first toast I have the honour of proposing, and one which takes precedence in proceed- ings of this kind throughout the whole of the empire is that of "The health of Her Majesty the Queen." (Cheers.) The CHAIRMAN then said-The next toast I have to pro- pose to you is The health of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family," and I hope that some day we may have the Prince and the Princess of Wales paying us a visit in the Principality. (Loiid ChThe'^CHAIRMAN next said—The toast I have now to propose to you is "The health of the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese, and the Ministers of religion of alTDenn mi nations." I think this is a toast, as I have once said at Aberdovey, which we ought to include in such a festival as this, as a compliment and as showing how sincerely we appreciate the efforts of each of those gentlemen—however much we may differ from them in their views- in the good cause and the good work they are undertaking. (Applause.) Therefore, without further words, I propose this toast, certain that it will receive a hearty reception at your hands. I beg to couple with the toast the health of the Rev. Titus Lewis, the worthy vicar of the parish. (Cheers). The Rev. Mr LEWIS, in responding, said—Mr Chair- man, Ladies and Gentlemen,—Allow me to tender you sincere, hearty thanks for the very kind manner in which you proposed the health of our very worthy Bishop, and the health of the clergy of the diocese, and for the hearti- ness with which you received the toast. As you are all aware the times in which we live are strange, stirring, critical times—times in which the actions and words and I may almost say, the'movement of those holding offices, whether in Church or State are taken up and criticized, and that, not unfrequently, in a fault-finding spirit. That being the case, it becomes a difficult matter indeed for a man to hold any office and give entire satisfaction to all. (Hear, hear.) Our worthy Bishop does not claim to him- self infallibility, but I think I may safely say that he is as faultless as any Bishop on the Bench. (Hear, hear.) To like him you have only to see him, and you have only to know him to love him. (Applause.) His fairness, his gentleness, his deep Christian humility, his holiness, inspire all who know him with confidence in him. With this confidence in our Bishop, and I trust, love of our work, we, the clergy, labour in our several parishes, though often in the face of great difficulties yet cheerfully and withlighthearts-(applause) —and I trust that when the young gentleman who is the object of this day's rejoicings comes to live at Ynys-y- Maengwyn, he will always find me ready as the priest of the parish to give him ghostly counsel and advice. (Applause.) As I see around me several ministers of other denominations ready to respond, I will say no more, but again thank you heartily. (Loud cheers.) The Rev. G. EVANS (Cynfal) ably and briefly responded on behalf of the Nonconformists. Mr H. J. REVELEY proposed the next toast. He said I feel myself unable to do justice to the toast I am about to propose, because I myself have never belonged to any one of the services, but at the same time we are all cer- tainly interested in the Army, the Navy, the Militia, the Yeomanry, and the Volunteers, especially in these stirring times—times of danger, and we must look to them for our defences. We are always happy to see those belonging to either branches of the service present amongst us. in con- vivial assemblies such as this, where we are met together to do honour to a young gentleman who, I trust, will soon come to reside amongst his own people. (Applause.) We all hope to see our forces placed upon the most efficient footing possible. It is as well, I think, to refer to the Franco-Prussian War, in order to show the expediency of putting our forces upon thq most efficient footing possible, seeing that France, but recently the most military power in Europe, succumbed in three months in a contest with Prussia. Owing to modern science the carnage in the late war, during its three months' duration, was greater in the time, I thir.k, than it would take years to bring about in such a conflict as that of the Peninsular War. I propose that we' drink in a bumper The health of the Army, the Navy, the Militia, the Yeomanry, and the Volunteers." (Applause). Mr, LL. CLOUGH, the Chief Constable of Merioneth- shire, who was called upon to respond for the army, did so briefly. His service in the army was of very short dura- tion, and therefore he could speak but little from expe- rience. The army bad always done its duty, and he believed it always would. Our army had always been considered second to none in the world it was a small, but a good army and if it only "stuck" to its reputa- tion, there need not be the slightest hesitation as to its effectiveness but he hoped it would be a long day before the army would be called upon to face a foe. (Hear, hear). The CHAIRMAN then proposed the health of the Lord- Lieutenant, Lord Mostyn. If it had been in Lord Mos- tyn's power to attend this gathering no one would have been more sincere in his congratulations to his (the Chair- man's) young friend on his right. (Cheers). The CHAIRMAN next proposed "The health of the mem- ber for the county, Mr Holland." (Loud cheers.) Mr Holland had, to him (the Chairman) expressed great regret at being unable to be present, owing to his Parliamentary duties.. The CHAIRMAN—Ladies and gentleman,It is with very great pleasure now that I rise as Mr Corbet's guest, to propose to you the next toast; and I am sure that it will require but few words from me to ensure the toast I have to propose a hearty reception. We have already heard, and I myself have had the pleasure and the privilege of reading one address in Towyn, and I hardly think I can do better here than echo the senti- ments 'expressed in that address, and I am sure, ladies and gentlemen, you will permit me to offer on your part earnest congratulations to Mr Corbet, on his having attained his majority, and I am sure you will permit me to offer him the hand of friendship, and friendly greeting upon the event. (Cheers.) It has been to all of us who reside in this neighbourhood a source of great regret that the owners of the Ynysymaengwyn estate have not resided amongst us. (Hear, hear.) They have not within my recollection resided there. I think no absentee landlord can do himself justice, or do his friends the justice which his duties and his position require at all times of him, unless he resides upon his estate- (hear, hear, and cheers)—unless, ladies and gentlemen, he is perpetually among those who are in so many ways dependent upon him, and who so frequently require his care, his advice, and his assistance. (Hear, hear.) It has. therefore, been with feelings of the greatest satis- faction that I have heard Mr Corbet twice already to- day express his hope that he may be able shortly to come and live amongst us at Ynys-y-maengwyn for a great length of time. (Applause.) I hope sincerely the day will not be distant when he would do so. (Hear, hear.) I m sure Mr Corbet will forgive me when I mention that with his accession he has acquired heavy duties and serious responsibilities; but from what I know of Mr Corbet I feel certain that he will do his utmost to meet those responsibilities and duties, and that when he comes amongst us we may all find that the good wishes and expectancies we have enter- tained of and towards him this day will be fulfilled. and that his tenants will find him a just and liberal landlord, the poor around him a kind and beneficent friend, and all in. this locality find him a kind-hearted neighbour. (Hear, hear, and applause.) Therefore I trust this toast with all confidence in your hands, feeling that your approbation will be better evidence to Mr. Corbet of your esteem towards him than any words of mine, and I ask you to drink the toast in a bumper. (Cheers.) I ask you to wish him every success through the varied scenes of life on which he now starts, and to hope him as he starts upon his career a hearty and cordial God-speed. I give you the health of Mr. A. J. Soden-Corbet. (Loud and prolonged elleering.)-The toast was drunk with three cheers, and one cheer more for his sweetheart! (Laughter.) Mr SODEN CORBET, in responding, said-Mr President. ladies, and gentlemen,—I am sure that you will make every excuse for me if I fail to convey to you how truly sensible I am of the kind way in which my health has been proposed and received by you. I am indeed gratified to find myself surrounded by so many friends from differ- ent parts of the county, and with whom I trust ere long to become better acquainted. I shall always have the welfare of my tenantry at heart, and it will give me the greatest pleasure to know that those around me are pros- perous and happy. (Applause.) Nothing can conduce more to this than a landlord and his tenants working pleasantly together, and meeting each other constantly, and I trust this may be our good fortune for many years to come. (Loud cheers.) Mr W. W. E. WYNNE—I have pleasure in proposing a toast which I know will meet with an enthusiastic re- ception here. It is concerning a nobleman_ residing not very far from here, whose official capacity with regard to the Ynysymaengwyn estate has ceased to exist. (Hear, hear.) We all know by name if not personally, Earl Vane. (Cheers.) Though by birth a stranger to this county, he is no stranger as a resident, and he has completely identi- fied himself with the interests of the county. (Applause.) He resides as much at Plas Machynlleth as his great estate in the North will enable him and no doubt he is as happv, if not mnre so, at Plas Machynlleth, as he is when away in the North. His wife, the Countess Vane, is a Welsh lady, and I believe she is never so happy as when at Machynlleth. I know Earl Vane well, and no one en- deavours more to cany out the duties of his high position than he does. (Cheers.) I propose to you the health of Earl Vane, and hope we shall never again have to see trustees to this estate. May he long live to enjoy his great property, and the opportunity of doing good, as we know he does in the neighbourhood of Macbvnlleth. (Hear.) With the toast I couple the name of Mr Upton, the worthy solicitor of the Ynysymaengwyn estate. (Cheers.) Mr UPTON responded. With regard to Earl Vane, he (the speaker) was able to say on his behalf that, he had conscientiously and most anxiously discharged all duties that fell to his lot as trustee of this estate. (Hear, hear, and applause.) He hoped Mr Corbet would soon take up his residence upon the estate, and instanced the difficulties that had arisen, and the cost of litigation, with regard to the Tichborne estate, because the heir to that estate had not remained at home. (Hear, hear.) Now, if Mr Corbet would stay here everyone would know him but if he would not, perhaps, in the course of time someone else might come forward as Mr Corbet and claim the property. As an inducement for Mr Corbet to remain here he mu-t get a wife—(hear, hear, and laughter)—and the wife he shall have must be a lady frnm the Principality. (Hear, hear.) In conclusion, Mr Upton observed 'hat the estate had been handed over in a considerably improved con- dition. The CHAIRMAN next gave the health of the Vice- Presidents, associating with the toast the name of one whom they all knew and appreciated—that of Mr Spack- man. (Applause.) As a business man he (the chairman) had always found Mr Spackman straightforward, and in every way most desirous of forwarding the interest of those by whom he had been employed. (Cheers.) Looking at the way in which the Ynysymaengwyn estate had been managed under Mr Spackman's care, they could see that he had done his duty both to the tenant and to the land- lord. (Hear.) Mr SPACKMAN, in responding, said that during his management of the estate, his only wish had been Pros- perity to the estate." He thanked them for their kind wishes, and said he would be only too glad to continue his services and to do his best for the estate. Mr R. J. LL. PRICE proposed The health of the President, Mr W. R. M. Wynne." (Cheers.) It was an old saying, and no less a true one, that it was a good thing for neighbours to live in unity, and the houses of Ynysymaensfwyn and Peniarth were in perfect unity. That they might long continue so was his (Mr Price's) earnest hope. (Cheers.) The PRESIDENT—I thank you for the kind way in which you received the last toast, proposed by one of my oldest friends and schoolfellows, Mr Frice, of Rhiwlas. A little more than ten years ago you congratulated me upon my coming of age, and I am happy to say that since then no unkind word has passed between me and any soul in this county upon any occasion whatever. (Applause.) Twice since then I have been engaged in the arena of political warfare, and these struggles have left behind them no acrimonious or bitter feelings. (Cheers.) I am here to-day as Mr Corbet's guest, with as many of my opponents" as friends—(a laugh)—and I offer you my sincere thanks for the kindness I have always received at vour hands. Mr Price has expressed a wish that between the House of Peniatth and the qouse of Ynysymaengwyn there may exist unity and most sincere friendship. That wish. I am sure, is most sincerely reciprocated. (Applause.) I hope that Mr Corbet and myself will always be good neighbours, and that there may be nothing to diminish the good feeling that exists between us at present. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) Allow me to offer to you my most sincere and cordial thanks for the kindness I have received, not only in this neighbourhood but through- out the whole of the county of Merioneth. (Applause.) Mr SODEN CORBET—I most cordially give you "The Tenantry of the Ynysymaengwyn Estate." Long may they live, and may prosperity attend their efforts. (Loud cheers.) Mr ROBERTS, Perfeddnant, one of the oldest tenants, responded in Welsh. Mr D. E. KIRKBY gave "The Local Committee," coupling with the toast the name of Mr Adam Hunt, the hon. secretary. Mr HUNT, in responding, said—Mr President and gentlemen,—I feel extremely honoured by the compliment you have paid me in associating my name with the toast of the Committee of Management, and on my own and on their behalf most cordially thank you. As secretary of that committee I can bear my testimony to the hearty manner in which everyone entered into the arduous duties they had undertaken, all being equallv anxious to testify their highest respect for the House of Ynysymaengwyn and the honoured representative of the Corbet family who has this day attained his majority. (Cheers.) The kind way in which those services have been acknowledged by you more than repays us for the services we have so willingly rendered. I again beg to thank you, and wish long life and happiness to Athelstan John Soden Corbet, Esq. (Applause.) n- Mr R. DOBSON gave "The ladies," calling upon Mr Edward Morgan, of Machynlleth, to respond. Mr 0. S. WYNNE gave The health of Mr W. Parry," chairman of the committee, whoresponded. "The Press" was given from the chair, and shortly after- the company separated. « The Cambrian Railways Company again afforded m special facilities from and to Dolgelley and Machynlleth. A grand pyrotechnic display under the charge of Mr Rowland Price took place during the evening, and the town was prettily illuminated with candles, Chinese lanterns, &c. On Friday, the 30th of June, the poor of this part of the parish and Brynerug, and the cottage tenants belonging to the Ynys estate, assembled at the Market Hall in Towyn, Vt twelve o'clock to receive a supply of beef and mutton. A. J. S. Corbet, Esq., gave one bullock among the small tenants on the estate, and the Committee of Rejoicings gave their bullock and sheep between the poor of the neigh- bourhood who were not tenants. The recipients flocked in droves to the town at the appointed time, and very soon the beef was shared under the superintendence of Messrs R. G. Pryce, G. Jones, .Gwyddelfynydd G. Evans, Cynfal; R. Roberts, Perfeddnant; and Esau Jones, Brvnglas. The sharing of beef being over the school children and others were ordered to assemble in Corbet- square. Very soon the little ones filled the square in answer to the summons, all dressed in their Sunday clothes. They were quickly arranged by the different schoolmasters in marching order ready for the procession, which, after the children sang the verses composed by Mr W. W. Jones, sfarted, headed by the Dinas Band, and marched along the same route as the procession went on the previous day. By the time they came back to Corbet-square, tea was ready in the spacious tent which h^d been erected for the banquet. Grace being said by the Rev. A. 1 rewman, about 375 children sat down, and did lustice to the splendid tea, buns, barabrith and other kinds of cakes laid before them. They all seemed highly pleased with their repast. Tea being over the children sang several nieces and were afterwards addressed by the followin gentlemen :—The Rev. W- Bla^h\vaite, Rev. A. Trew- man. Mr Evans, of Cynfal, Mr H. P. Jones, and Mr W. W. Jones. Tremendous cheers were given by the child- ren, for Mr Corbet, Mr Spackman, and the ladies. Great praise is due to Mr Newell, who got up the tea, for the good quality of the viands he placed before the children. They were then let out to the field to amuse themselves with games, and were treated with sweets balls, and various kinds of toys by the ladies and gentlemen. At six o'clock the same evening the Rejoicing Working Committee sat down to a sumptuous dinner prepared by Messrs W. Parry and Son, at the Corbet Arms Hotel.

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