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HOME-COMING OF MR. AND MRS. HEBERT LEWIS. + PRESENTATION AT CAERWYS. Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P. for the Flint Boroughs and his wife, have just arrived at their Flintshire residence, Penucha, Caerwys, from their honeymoon in Norway, and on Saturday evening, at a gathering held in the Town Hall, they were the recipients of some interesting presentations. The hall was crowded, and much enthusiasm prevailed. Mr. D. E. Hughes, Cottage, presided, supported on the platform by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Mr. Thomas Gee (Denbigh), the rector of Caerwys (the Rev. J. F. Rees), and several local Noncon- formist ministers. The CHAIRMAN said it gave him great pleasure to give a hearty welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis on behalf of the parishioners of Caerwys, and he then presented Mr. Lewis with a beautifully illuminated congratulatory address, bound in album form, in red morocco, with the recipient's monogram in raised gold letters on the front cover. The address contains vignette portraits of Penucha and of the wedding party at the house of the bride's father (Mr. W. S. Caine, ex-M.P. for Bradford). Mr. Lewis was also the recipient of a series of onglynion,' illuminated and framed, from Mr. Evans, the headmaster of the National Schools at Caerwys. The Rector said he rejoiced to think that the inhabitants of that ancient borough had risen in one body to welcome one whom they might class without flattery among her most distinguished and gifted sons. Mr. Gee dwelt at some length upon Mr. Lewis' services to his country in the House of Commons. Mr. LEWIS, in. returning thanks, said he valued this unanimous expression of the kindly feeling of his neighbours more than any words of his eould tell, and he rejoiced to think that amid all the strifes and contentions which sometimes divided them, after all there was a touch of nature which made them all kin, and which could bring them together with kindly feelings one towards another. (Hear, hear.) Referring to some Welsh glees which had been sung in the course of the evening, Mr. Lewis said whenever he heard the strains of his native land they always filled him with fresh inspiration and fresh hope for the future, for they had a country to work for apart from any questions of party. (Hear, hear.) They could all by their lives and conduct, by their devotion to Wales, raise their country and language, and that should be the aim and object of them all. They who had made the country their home, whether by birth and language or by residence and adoption, each had a duty to perform to his country, and it was a bright sign for the future that people of different parties could meet on the same ground and express the same hopes and aspirations. (Ap- plause.) With regard to his wife, she was now a Welshwoman, and he trusted and felt sure I that in the years to come she would feel her affection for Wales strengthened and deepened. I Subsequently Mrs. Lewis was presented by Mr. W. Moses Evans, Pandy Mill, with a skirt length, woven in wool and silk by himself, and, in returning thanks, Mrs. Lewis made a charming and graceful little speech. She said she did not know much Welsh yet, but she might be allowed to say a few words she did know, viz.: Diolch yn fawr i chwi." (Applause.)

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