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.y- LAUGHARNE ECHOES. (BY ABERCORRAN). Laugharne, Monday. 0 MR. BROADWOOD'S RENT DINNER. Mr J. A. R. Broadwood's rent audit was held at the Globe Hotel on Friday last. In the evening the tenants on the Broadway estate, numbering over 35, sat down to an excellent spread, the caterers being Host and Hostess Benjamin, assisted by quite a staff of waitresses. It is but seldom that the tenants are honoured with Mr Broadwood's presence at the dinner; this year, therefore, has been a notable exception to the rule, and, consequently, the event passed off most agreeably and harmoniously. The Squire presided, and was supported by Mr Roscoe, Mr Carslake, and Mr Robert Pooles the vice chair being ably filled by Mr Benjamin Raymond, of Honeycorse. After the removal of the cloth, the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given from the chair and duly honoured. — The vice-Chairman then rose to propose the f toast of the evening, and in a few brief but appropriate words proposed the health of their worthy Landlord—Mr Broadwood." The toast was accordingly drunk in a bumper amidst enthusiastic applause, and accorded musical honours.—Mr Broadwood, on rising to respond, was warmly cheered. He thanked them for the kind manner in which they had drunk his health, and for the cordial reception he had met with. He wished them all success, and trusted that the same good feeling which existed between himself and his tenants-as manifested that day-would be still farther perpetuated and consolidated.— The vice-Chairman proposed the health ot Mr Roscoe," which was drunk with musical honours. —In responding to the toast, Mr Roscoe said that, considering that he had come to empty their pockets, he took it as a good sign when they drank his health in such a kind manner. He would say that they had ever made his duties easy instead of difficult, agreeable instead of distastefnl. He was very sorry to tell them that that was the last time he would be coming down on that expedition to Laugharne, and concluded by expressing a hope that they would receive his aucceaor-Mr Carslake-in the same\way in which they had received him.—At this stage, of the proceedings it was suggested by Mr Broad- wood that the introduction of a little harmony would add zest to the evening's enjoyment. The chairman therefore called upon Abercorran for a song. The latter responded to the call by singing the Slave Chase," and, subsequently, "The Bay of Biscay."—Mr John David, King- street, in proposing the health of Mr Carslake (who succeeds Mr Roscoe) referred to the efficient manner in which Mr Roscoe had discharged his dutiea. Mr Carslake, too, would, he had no doubt, discharge those duties most efficiently. The toast was then drunk, and Mr Carslake suitably responded. He hoped the same friendly feeling which had hitherto existed between the tenants and Mr Roscoe would be extended to him (the speaker), and that when he came down amongst them he trusted all their meetings would be as pleabant as that one (applause).-The vice- Chairman here rose to propose the health of II Mr Robert Pooles." This toast was warmly received, and accorded musical honours.—Mr Poolea expressed the pleasure it afforded him in being present that evening, and thanked them for the very cordial way in which they had drunk his health. This was, he said, the first time of his coming amongst them, but he hoped it would not be the last. I have been credibly informed that Mr Pooles will from now and for- ward represent Mr Broadwood, and that Mr Charles Sharman's duties as agent expire to-day (Friday). Mr Sharman resumes his former duties on the estate.—Mr John David proposed the health of "The Vice-Chairman (Mr Ray- mond). Mr Raymond, he said, was a. man thoroughly respected and beloved by all who knew him (applause). -The Vice-Chairman, in a felicitous manner,iresponded to the toast. He trusted the chairman would excuse him from making a speech. He had heard many good speeches in his day, and he thought it highly probable that, if he failed to report himself at home in time that night, he would be treated to another good speech in the morning (laughter and applause).—Mr John David next proposed the health of Mr Lewis, Hurst House," one of the principal tenants on the estate, strongly advising that gentleman to take to himself a better half."—Mr Lewis did not know why he —a young beginner—should have been singled out for this special honour. However, he was glad to be amongst them as one of Mr Broad- wood's tenants, and he hoped to continue such as long as he lived (applause).—Several songs were then sung, and the toast of Host and Hostess brought to a close a most pleasant and enjoyable evening. CHORAL FESTIVAL. The English Choral Festival in connection with the Church Choral Union of the Archdeaconry (Lower) of Carmarthen was held in Saint Martin's Church, Laugharne, on Tuesday last, and, as usual, proved a thorough success. Three surpliced choirs took part in the procession, viz., Laugharne, Lampeter-Velfrey, and Burry Port and Barnby's processional hymn, We march, we march to victory," was thoroughly well rendered by the choirs. The following choirs were represented (with their respective clergy) Laugharne, Lampeter-Velfrey, Mydrim, Llanfi- hangel-Abercowin, Burry Port, Llanybri, Llan- mmnnck. and Llandowror, making a grand total 0- of 300 voices :-The anthem, "0 give thanks unto the Lord (E. A. Sydenham) was remark- ably well sung by the choirs, and the happy result reflects the greatest credit on the conductor and choirs alike. The first lesson wai read by the Rev. W. H. Harrison, B.A., senior curate of Laugharne, and the second by the Rev. D. Pugh p Evans, rector of Lampeter-Velfrey. The service was intoned by the Rev. D. D. Jones, B.A., vicar of Kidwelly, and an excellent sermon preached by the Rev. J. Lloyd, M.A., vicar of St. Peters, Carmarthen. The conductor was Mr. Henry Ratcliffe (Conservatorium of music, Leipzig), Choirmaster to the Union and the hon. sees., Rev. E. Jones, the Vicarage, Golden Grove and Mr. J. Lester, Carmarthen. Mr. Chas. F. Wiiliams (organist of Christ Church, Eastbourne), presided at the organ with marked judgment and ability. During the service our old friend (" Colby ") sang Arm, arm ye Brave (Judas Maccabeus) in an admirable and thrilling style. The offering was in aid of the funds of the Union. Taken all in all, I consider I should not be giving honour where honour is due, if I did not place it on record that the Festival held on Tuesday, was, in every sense of the word, a decided and unqualified success. In the afternoon—through the customary hospitality of Mrs Norton-the choirs were entertained with tea in the beautiful grounds of Laugharne Castle. The weather- being all that could be desired—added consider- ably to make the day pleasant and enjoyable to the hundreds of visitors who were present. The Laugharne Drum and Fife Band paraded the town during the afternoon. MARRIAGE OF MISS KATE WILLIAMS. On Wednesday last, in St. Martin's Church, Laugharne, Miss Kate (Catherine) Williams, second daughter of Mr Frederick Williams, of Sunny Hill, was married to Mr John Edward Kennelly, of London. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. W. H Harrison, B.A., senior curate, and the marriage service was choral throughout. The bridesmaids were as follows Miss Fanny Williams, Miss Norah Williams fsisters of the bride), Miss P. Putts, and Miss lL 1. '1. Janssen. Mr W. H. Saer was DeBt man, and I the bride was given away by her father—Mr Frederick Williams. During the service the. following pieces were played as violin solos with organ accompaniment, viz "But the Lord is mindful" (St. Paul), and 0 rest in the Lord (Elijah). The violin solos were beautifully rendered by Mr Oliver Williams (brother of the bride), the accompaniments being exquisitely rendered by Mr C. F. Williams. The above proved a rich musical treat for all true lovers of beautiful music. It pleased and delighted me, and all who listened to it must have been equally charmed. At the conclusion of the marriage ceremony, and as the wedding party were leaving the Church, Mr C. F. Williams (organist of Christ Church, Eastbourne, and brother of the bride), played Mendelssohn's Wedding March in a brilliant and effective manner. The bells rang out a merry peal as the happy couple drove off from the Church gates en route for Ilfracombe and, the wedding party returned to breakfast at Sunny Hill. The following is a list of presents to the bridegroom — Oxenden's Family Prayer, 2 vols., Rev. R. N. Buck- master Milton's Poems, Rev and Mrs W. Reed mounted butter dish and knife, Rev G. Martin Clans, curate-in-charge of St. Michael's, Wandsworth, of which the bridegroom is organist and choir-master; plated teapot, Mrs Buck- master six silver teaspoons with monogram, Mr James Kennelly; plated sugar bowl, Mrs James Kennelly silver sugar tongs, Miss A. Kennelly six silver teaspoons, Mr J. Broad silver cream jug and preserve jar, Mr F. J. I Manning breakfast cruet, mounted, Mr Seaman; dinner service, Miss Potts carver, fork and steel, Miss P. Potts; tea service, Miss A. Lawrence; table cover, Miss Palmer; cut glass tumblers, Miss Howe crumb brush and tray, Miss Rooker; table lamp, Miss B. and S. Young; dinner cruet (six bottles), churchwardens, sidesmen, and choir of St. Michael's Church eight-day clock, in walnut, and pickle forks, clerks of Messrs Cheston and Sons; cheque, Messrs Cheston and Sons knife rests, Mrs and Miss Rogers; pair of vases, the Misses Sloper twelve plated table forks, Miss Greener plated pickle stand, Mr R. Matthews music folio, Mr Cresswell mahogany cabinet, Mrs Kennelly; gold pin set with rubies, Miss K. Williams* The bride's presents were also numerous (want of space precludes my giving them here), amongst them being a handsome brilliant brooch, set in silver, the gift of the bridegroom.







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