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RAILWAY COLLISION" NEAR MENAI…

-ABERDOVEY. -I

AMLWCH.

BETIIESDA.i

CARNARVON. -- I

DOLGELLEY.

FESTINIOG. I

HOLYHEAD.I

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HOLYHEAD. I PENY READINGS.—Last Satu,day brought to a close the last of these meetings in the present series. This gathering was more numerous than any previous one, a?d the music was decidoUy superior to the excellent "I' l l-"Ireet li 'I'Ll kind we had had from the New Park-street Chapel Choir, under the able leadership of Mr. l'arry, professor of music, and Mr. W. Jones. AVe belien-e the recitations and readings were almost as acceptable, and it must be a source of pleasure to the promoters that this meeting was so eminently successful, thus encouraging a renewal of the series in the ensuing winter season. We, who have derived such great pleasure as mere spectators and hearers, must be blind iudeed, and even ungrateful, in not acknowledging publicly the services of the life and soul of these useful aud entertaing meetings—J. Lewis, Esq., Froudeg. It was this gentleman who first started the idea of" Penny Readings" at Holyhead; and not satisfied with verbal assistance merely, he has brought to bear all the undaunted energy and activity so charac- teristic of his support to this, as well as to many other good causes at Holyhead. Mr. Gladstone, of the CIIS- tom House, has also displayed seal and perseverance, which we are unwilling to pass by without a passing word of acknowledgment, which we are sure is joined in by those who have derived much pleasureand recreation in the Holyhead Peuny Reading meetings. We trust the promoteis will again resume these pleasant re-unions with the advent of winter. EMBARCATION OF H.R.R. TIIE PRINCE OF WALES — On Monday last the Admiralty Pier was crowded with well-dressed persons, assembled to see the Prince leave for Ireland. His Royal Highness travelled by the Limited Mail leaving London at 7 2-3 a m. ;tti(i reached Holyhead about 2 10, the train having been detained at Menai Bridge by a heated axle, for a few minutes. On reaching the ticket platform a gaily decorated tank- engine was attached to the Post-othce end iloyal car- riages, and drew them -down to the pier. On one side was berthed the magnificent steamer "Victoria and Al,bert"-tlie Royal Yacht, an epitome of everything that is good and splei«lid in shipbuilding, manned by a crew of 120 picked men, and in every respect ready for the voyage, the Captain, (Prince Lainiugen), and his officers all 011 deck in fu]! uniform, and a handsomely covered gang-way leading on board. On the other side of the pier lay the Mail steamer, "Leinster," Captain Slaughter. Under the directions of Captain Priest, R.X., Admiralty Harbour Master, most excellent ar- rangements had been made on the pier to avoid crowd- ing and danger, and yet to permit the attendance of a large number of loyal subject, The whole pier, and all vessels in harbour, as well as the public offices, were gaily decorated with flags. The train Irew up at the gangway, and the Prince of Wales immediately stepped out, accompanied by the Duke cf Cambridge, and fol- lowed by the gentlemen of their respective suits. Amid and in a very few hearty cheers ke walked on bo&rd, and in a very few minutes all his retinue and voluminousbaggage had been carried down, and the gang-board hauled on the pier. The Prince seat up to intimate to Captain Priest his appreciation of the preparations made for him, and then took his place with the Duke of Cambridge on the bridge. The Captain mounted the paddlebox, and with beautiful man of war promtitude, the fine yacht moved away from'tke pier—the crowd cheering vigorously and the Priuec gracefully acknowledging their welcome. The yacht left at 2 24 precisely; in the meantime the mails and general passengers by the train had been taken on board the Leinster," which started soon after the royal yacht had rounded the break-water, and at a rate of speed which would have enabled her—-did not eti- quette forbid—soon to overtake the Victoria and Albert." The weather was magnificent. Another correspondent sends us the following on his raval highness's passing through :-Last Monday the inhabitants of Holyhead were on the qui rive from early morning, all busy in their various schemes to give a right roya- welcome to England's future king; everybody vied with everybody to shew how loyal they were, some in the display of flags, others in the hanging out of bright coloured shawls, and one old friend hung a coun- terpane—all, of course, true Welshmen and loyal sub- jects. It was in the direct line from the Railway Sta- tion to the Admiralty Pier that gave the most eloquent effect to 'its loyalty in flags-liardly a dwelling formed an exception—and it was truly pleasant to witness the diversity in that line. The Railway Station, under the s«Aperintendence of our active and much esteemed sta- tion-master, Mr. C. Massingberd, had been most neatly decorated, and Mr. R. Pritchard, superintendent of the locomotive department, had the pier-head engine ac- tually converted into a garden of evergreens and varie- gated flowers. At 2.5 p.m. the royal train made its ap- pearance at the Holyhead town station, and it was there covered by living specimens of loyalty in the form of local officials. Some were on the engine, the guard's van was crowded, and a vast number on the tops of the carriages—all but the royal « £ .loon were literally covered by blue coats and dazzling buttons. It was a grand sight to witness this interesting load drawn by a flower- garden engine, amidst the hurrahs, and again hurrahs, from the Old Station, along Tanylan to the Old Pier, and thence to the Admiralty jetty. The arrangements here were perfect, and every facility had been studied to give the spectators of every grade their wiebe(I-for sight. The red, white, and blue tickets were most li- berally dispensed by the officials, and yet there was no crushing Everything passed off in the pier arrange- ments with mathematical precision, This was owing to the careful pre-arrangements of Capt. Priest, K.N., Queen's harbour-master, Holyhead, who was, as we are informed, introduced as a token of esteem for his praise- worthy exertions by his Serene Highness Prince Leinin- gen, to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. The Prince, ac- companied by the Duke of Cambridge and Earl Spencer, stepped from the royal saloon and appeared in excellent spirits. He is his royal father in every inch of him. He has that eloquence and softne-ss in his smile and eyes, and his manner in every movement betrays grace becoming of England's greatness. In less than ten minutes the royal yacht Victoria and Albert steamed off amidst the deafening cheers of Mona's noble sons, and the waving of cambrics by hundreds of fair maidens and matrons. On our return from the pier we were bound to witness the City of Dublin Co.'s display of flags by the direction of Capt. Tully, UN.; of the Railway Engineer's works by Capt. Risk, R.N.of the beautiful pleasure giounda of Capt. Priest, R.N., still more beau'¡ ti6ed by a string of colours; and of Capt. R. R. Jones, who, judging from the tasty display of colours in front of his residence, was uuwilliug to allow any one at Holy- head to out-vie him in tokens of loyalty. Capt. Rigby, of the Holyhead harbour works, displayed several flags on Us grounds and on the breakwater. Suspended above one of the railway gatemen's watch-house was the following William Saville, gate-opener to H. R. H. Prince of Wales." Of course this was the last method employed by Holyhead to display sincere loyalty to the Queen's eldest and England's noblest son.

LLANERCHYMEDD.

-LLANGEFNI. I

CAPEL GARMON.

I CORWEN.

MACHYNLLETH.

PORTMADOC.

PWLLHELI.