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WELCOME HOME OF THE EARL AND COCNTESS OF LISBURNE. If the Right Hon. Ernest Augustus Mallet, fifth Earl of Lisburne, ever had occasion to doubt his popularity with the residents of the Trawscoed Valley, it must have been entirely dispelled on Tuesday evening, July 10th, when he saw them assembled in thousands to welcome him and his bride, the Countess of Lisburne, home to the ancient family seat at Crosswood. Sunshine was every- where lighting up the many-tinted summer foliage of mountain, wood, and vale, glittering on the water, sport- ing with the festoons, flowers, and banners of the decora- tions, extracting sweet perfume from blossom, herb, and new-cut grass, and brightening the already radiant faces of tenants, employes and friends, as though it said- I, too, am here To bid them welcome home. From the station to the mansion triumphal arches spanned the way, banners fluttered from a hundred poles, and on every hand were graceful indications of welcome. To begin with the station. There Mr. Arnold James, the Station Master, Mr. John Rattray, llr. James Rattray, and Mr. Richard Jenkins had made it beautiful with evergreens, Hags, and flowers. A large blue banner hung from one side of the railway to the other, and the rail- ings were decorated with laurels and artificial flowers in profusion. The word Trawscoed," which usually serves to inform passengers of the name of the station, was prettily decorated and utilized, in an ingenious manner by the addition of two Welsh words, so that when the Earl and Countes of Lisburne arrived, instead of seeing "Trawscoed" only, they saw "Croesaw i Trawscoed," which, when Anglicised, means Welcome to Cross- wood." Passing under an arch at the station gate, which was tastefully designed, and which bore the legend, Long life to you," the road was made gay with tlags and other kinds of decoration. Then came the bridge under the railway, the ornamentation of which fell to the lot of NJ r. David Lewis and Mr. William Jones, saw- miller. The entire surface of the masonry was covered with evergreens, flowers, and bannerets, and a scroll bearing the words, Long life to the Earl and Countess," was hung from side to side. The design was perfected by massive decoration at the top, consisting of many lines of evergreens, and flowers, and several large and handsome flags. At short intervals along the road lead- ing to Birch-grove, to the old bridge, and also to the new bridge, were flags of various sizes and colours. The new bridge had received the combined attentiou of Mr. David Jones, Rest, Mr. Richards, Dolfor, Mr. Jones, Aber- magwr, Mr. Lowe, schoolmaster, and others; and as the decorations united with the beauty of the scenery at that spot, the whole presented a picture worthy the attention of an artist. It was a design consisting of three triumphal arches of evergreens, flags, and flowers, the central one bearing the words, "Long life and happiness to the Earl and Countess of Lisburne," and above them the family arms, supported on the dexter side by a griffin, and on the sinister by a unicorn, with the motto" .Non revertar inultus." From the central upright pole to those on each side two festoons of heather in full bloom were suspended, and again from each side of the central arch to those at each end of the bridge were stretched festoons and garlands of flowers which had been tastefully and neatly put together. The decorations at the entrance gate to the grounds, and indeed all the designs on the grounds were of a different nature, for whereas those outside owed their beauty to massive design, those inside were light and airy. The arch at the entrance gate and the middle arch, were the work of Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Price, Tan'rallt, Mr. Morgans, Pwlly, Mr. Rattray, joiner, and Mr. James Morgan, gamekeeper, Mr. Evan Evans, bailiff, Mrs. Morgan, Dolgelynen, Mr. David Davies, joiner, while the decorations at the house were the result of the labours of Miss Webb, the young ladies, the house servants, the gardeners, and Air. Fraser. Around the pillars of the porch were twined evergreen wreaths, over the capitals were the words, worked in white on a red ground, "Long life and happiness to the Earl -and Countess," and at the bases was a mass of beautiful ferus, grasses and exotic plints. The arch which had been erected at the entrance to the grounds near the footbridge bore "Welcome home" in the centre, which was surmounted by the repre- sentation of a coronet, as well as several flags. Its design and execution were extremely creditable to the originators. The middle arch was very prettily composed of an open framework covered with box, laurel, and other leaves. Between the framework were placed large rings, in the centre of which were hung at the sides small knots of flowers, and at the top letters which formed the wish, May you be happy." As the small cord by which the flowers and letters were suspended was invisible from a distance, the appearance of the arch was extremely light and airy. The whole design was very tastefully con- ceived as was also that of the arch near the mansion, although the latter was larger and more elaborate in its proportions. It was richly decorated, and bore a large scroll with the words Welcome home" prettily worked in pink and white flowers. On each side was the family crest, and in the centre a coronet, which must have en- tailed an immense amount of labour on those who under- took to do it. Altogether, the decoratioas did great credit to the head and heart of Mr. Gardiner (the agent) and the Committee, and all others who took part in erecting them. They were, without exception, ingeniously de- vised, and executed as only those who had heart and soul in the work could have worked them out. A long time before his Lordship and Lady Lisburne were expected to arrive, people began to assemble at the station, and in a short period all the elevated points along the road leading to the house was thronged with sight seers. Mr. Gardiner was present, and as the tenants and others arrived arranged them so as to take their places in the procession. First of all werethe Good Templars'Band from Yspytty Ystwyth, conducted by Mr. William Evams (Alaw Afan); and also the Lisburne Mines Band, led by Mr. John Messer, of the Black Lion. After these came the Llanafan School children, under the care of Mr. Lowe and Mr. Dunn and after them the fobowing tenants, four abreastMr. Win Williams, Llwyncolfa, Captain Granville, Frongoch, Capt. Bennetts, Henfelin, Captain Simmons, Lisburne Mines Captain Kitto, Red Rock, Captain Couch, Captain Gar- land, Level Fawr, Captain John Owen, Lisburne Mine, Messrs. J. Morgan, M.R.C.S., Lisburne Mines, Edward Davies, Maenartlmr, Robert Guthrie, Dolgwybedin Abraham James, Tynrhos, John Evans, Llettysynod' Hugh Jones, Pencwmhir, Richard Rowlands, Maesnewydd: John Davies, Trefelin, William Roberts, Blaenghsffrwd. James Morgan, Pwlly, David Jones, Dyffryn Arth John Davies, Troedrhiw-fawr, Wm.Bebb, Cricklas, John Jones Rhiwgewardd, Henry Jones, Cwmliir, Joseph Jones' Porthpridd, David Roberts, Troedrhiw, John Jenkins' Cwmllechydd-ucha, Wm. Jones, Wernfelin, Wm. Jones' Bwlchyddwyallt, David Jones, Maesllyn, Evan' Jones' Bryneithinog, James Davies, Cwmperthydan William Roberts, Gwernhafodre, William Jones, Parkfach Wm. Williams, Berthgoed, John Davies, Cwmllechwedd, John Rowlands, Fronfoel, Llannon, Nathaniel James, Rhiw- cochydd, John Price, Tynpompreu, David Jones, Glyn bwlch, Robert Thomas, Pontrhydfendigaid, Joseph Jones, Strata Florida, David Morgan, Dolrechau, David Richards, Dolfre, Richard Jones, Cefngar, William Hughes, Morfa Mawr, David Edwards, Maenbanadlog, John Jones, Dolfawr, John Parry, Dreissa, William Jones, Gwargeiliog, John Evans, Arthillan, John Jones, Penrhiwfelin, William Morgan, Abergwinant, Lewis Powell, Penlone, Llanafan, John Owen, Fron- wenllwydd, Thomas Jones, Hafdre, David Morgan, Hafodnewydd, Evan Edwards, Llwynbrynteg, Price, Tanrallt, J. Hogan, Garregllwyd, J5nn Jones, Tynewydd, Daniel Thomas, Dalaucoriau, Morgan Richards, Llanafan, William Lowe, school- master, William Rattray, carpenter, William Lewis, Llanafan, David .Toneo, Dolbridiau, Isaac Steadman', Ijlaanddol, John Jones, Hafod Fawr, John Edwards' Llwynynwch, Thomas Griffiths, Lisburne Arms, Llanii- hangel y Croyddin, John Dudlyk, Berthllanhir, George Hughes, Wenallt, Thomas Hughes, Pontrhydfendigaid, David Jones, Penbont, Thomas Isaac, Llysnewydd, John Jones, Abermagisr, Williain Jones, Pantyallan, David Lewis, Llystybwch, Richard Dudlyk, t'endarw, John Morgan, Penpompren, Isaac Richards, Devil's Bridge, Stephen Evans, Rhydcochiad, Joseph Parry, Cwmnewyddion, William Lawrie, Tynbwlch, Evan Jones, Royal Oak. Morgan Jones, Llanafan, M. H. Davies. Trefrhiw, Thomas Rowland, Tancnwch, Ystrad Meurig, John Morgan, Hafodrhyd, Stephen George, Tyncoed, Thomas James, Llwynbodau, John Lloyd, Penlan, Daniel James, Alltddu, Morgan Williams, Tygwyn, David Jones, Old Abbsy, the Rev. Jacob Lloyd, William Owens, Swydd, .Allhn Lawrie, Pentre, &c. -ifter the tenants was to come the carriage, and then the general public. There were present on the platform, awaiting the arrival of the train, the Rev. John Jones, Head Master of the Ystrad Meurig Grammar School, and chaplain to the Earl of Lisburne as High Sheriff for the county, Mr. Jones, the Rev. Jacob Lloyd, incumbent of Llanafan, Mrs. Roberts, the Rev. Benjamin Edwards, Llanfihangel y Croyddin, the Rev. Lewis T. Rowland, Llanddewi-brefi, Mr. R. Gardiner, Birch Grove, agent to the Crosswood Estate, Mrs. Gardiner, Mr. Rowland Rowland, M.R.C.S., Pontrhydfendigaid, Mr. Morris Jones, M.R.C.S., Aberystwyth, and Mrs. Jones, Mr. Haliburton, Boston, 2,lrs. Gardiner's brother, Mr. Gwynne-Vaughan, Wenallt, Mr. J. W. Szlumper, C.E., Aberystwyth, Mr. E. Hamer, manager of the Manchester and Milford Railway, Mr. John Lloyd, superintendent of police, Miss Edwards, Broxton Grange, Shifnal, and others. Presently the whistle of the engine, and the loud ex- plosion of several fog signals announced the arrival of the train, and all present were anxious to obtain the first sight of her ladyship. Smiling with good humour, and evidently pleased with her recep- tion, she gracefully alighted, and was soon seated with his lordship in the family carriage. Three lusty cheers were given, and then the procession commenced its journey towards the mansion, the bands at its head playing ")It, t "Home, sweet home." Having arrived at the entrance to the park, the two horses were unharnessed and several stalwart fellows sub- stituted. In the meantime the Rev. Jacob Lloyd com- menced to read an address, but as the substituted steeds were impatient to be off, the position was a trying one. However, the rev. gentleman acquitted himself of his task as well as could be expected uuder the circumstances, and at the conclusion her ladyship, who evidently realized the situation, with many smiles expressed the pleasure she felt in receiving the address. She could do no more than thank them from the bottom of her heart for their kind reception and good wishes. The address was as follows To the Right Honourable. the Earl and Countess of Liabttrne. We the inhabitants of the neighbourhood beg to otfer your lordship and ladyship, on the present auspicious occasion, our most hearty congratulations and good wishes, and hail with the an greatest joy your ladyship's arrival at your future bome. Deeply attached to your lordship's noble house, which has for ages showered its benefits on all around, and having in your lordship one who well sustains its ancient traditions, we have the great pleasure of knowing that in her ladyship we are welcoming one well worthy to share with your lordship the honours and duties of your high position, and whose noble hand will in the future assist in guiding that stream of liberality and munificence which flows from your hospitable mansion, and gladdCns the hearts of the poor and needy. That your lordship and ladyship may long be preserved to us in health, wealth, and happiness, is the hum- ble and earnest prayer of us all. Miss Janie Gardiner, daughter of the agent, having presented the Countess with a large bouquet of choice and beautiful exotic flowers, the signal for starting was given, and the carriage was drawn at a gallop up to the house, where Lord Vaughan with gracefulness and with affection led her Ladyship into her future home, while the bands and the procesion assembled on the lawn. The members of the Committee afterwards met in the hall, and r«any of them were personally introduced to her Ladyship, who was accompanied by the Earl of Lisburne, Lord Vaughan, Lady Constance Vaughan, Lady Lucy Vaughan, and Miss Webb. The introductions over, the Rev. John Jones stepped forward, and read the following a(ldi-esi To the Right Honourable Ernest Avgit-ittts Mallet, Fifth Earl of Lisburne, My Lord,—We, your undersigned tenantry and others con- nected with your lordship's estate, beg most respectfully to offer our most hearty and sincere congratulations on your arrival among us to-day. We always, and on all occasions, feel deeply interested in everything that concerns the welfare and pros- s perity of the noble house of Crosswood and never has that feeling been more truly gratified that at this moment, when we have the privilege and pleasure of welcoming to Crosswood, not only your Lordship, but also the amiable and accomplished lady, now Countess of Lisburne. The heir and representative of one of the oldest and most illustrious Welsh families, your Lordship, we can add, has for your own part already given us proof enough of an ardent de- sire not to fall behind your distinguished ancestors, and it is a matter of no small satisfaction to us to know that you are i)i,- troducing us now to one who is verily worthy of the position she is henceforth to occupy, and fully competent to carry on and extend those good and high traditions which have been from time immemorial associated in this country with the name and title of Lady Lisburne. .\ly Lord, on an occasion of this kind, so conducive to your own comfort anti so important to the interests of your tenants an4 othsrs, we felt ourselves bound to offer you some tangible and substantial token of our esteem and good wishes. We therefore respectfully request your lordship to accept this silver dessert service-sincerely trustipg that you may Ion? live to enjoy the high and honourable position in which providence has been pleased to place you, and that this small token of our esteem may be handed down from generation to generation as one of the heirlooms of your noble house. That your union may be the means of unalloyed happiness to yourselves, as well as the means of bringing great blessings to this part of the country, and that a long, useful, and honourable life may be vouchsafed to you by the Giver of all good is the eager wish and prayer of us all. (Applause). The presents consisted of a handsome silver candelabra, in the form of an oak tree with three stags resting at its base. The side pieces were epergnes, designed so as to match the candelabra. On the bases of the side pieces were engraved the family crest and motto, and on the candelabra the following inscription Presented, with Side Pieces, to the Right Honourable ERNEST Augustus MALLET, Fifth Earl of Lisburne, on his marriage, May 15th, 1S73, By the Tenantry and Others connected with The Crosswood Estate. Lord LISBURNE, acknowledging the presentation, said- Mr. Jones and Gentlemen.-I beg to thank you very sincerely, on behalf of the Countess of Lisburne and my- self, for your kind address, and for the very flattering reception which you have given us. I must also thank you, gentlemen, for this magnificent present which you have been so good as to make. I can assure you there is nothing which has given me hitherto greater pleasure than to consult the welfare and interests of my tenants and others residing in these neighbourhoods. (Applause.) I feel sure you will believe me when I say that the Countess of Lisburne and myself will always retain a grateful recollection of the kindness and respect shown us to-day. (Cheers.) Addressing himself more directly to his tenants, his Lordship remarked that he had one thing more to say to them, and that was that his wife, the Countess of Lisburne, would visit them at their homes and do all she could to further their welfare and comfort. (Applause.) Lady LISBURNE added that she should be very glad to meet them at their homes. She was greatly obliged to them all for their kind reception that day and for the magnificent present they had made. (Applause.) She assured them that it gave her great pleasure to receive it. His LORDSHIP rejoined that he should feel proud to be able to show the present to his friends, and tell them how he got it and where. (Cheers.) Mr. R. GARDINER, the agent, followed by reading this address :— To the Right Honourable the Countess of Linburne. We, the undersigned tradesmen and labourers employed at Crosswood, desire to approach your ladyship with the most sincere and heartfelt wishes on the occasion of your marriage to the representative of the noble house of Crosswood, and beg your ladyship kindly to accept this timepiece as a small ex- pression of the feelings which .-un'mate us. Wishing your ladyship long life and every happiness, We have the honour to be, My Lady, your Ladyship's most humble and obedient servants, David Jones, Thomas Jones, Morris Jones, David Jones, junr., John Jones, John Thomas, John Jones, David Williams, car- penters, William But>l>, plumber, A. James, station master, M. H. Davis, ironmonger, George Davis, ironmonger, George Green, founder, Thomas Griffiths, merchant, Edward Edwards, butcher, Thomas Hughes, butcher, William Evans, saddler, Alban Lewis, Birch-grove, William Davies, Birch-grove, Daniel Jones, Hannah Jenkins, Ann James, Evan Evans, bailiff, Griffith Jones, shepherd, John Evans, carman, Nathaniel James, David Jones, Joseph Parry, Stephen Evans and John James, ploughmen, Morgan Richards, labourer, Ann Williams, Dairy- maid, Evan Evans, Thomas Parry, David Jones, and Evan Daniel, labourers, Ann James, Mary Daniel, Elizabeth Daniel, Thomas Daniel, John Davies, Lewis Evans, Elizabeth Dudlyk, Mary Richards, Mary James, Thomas Evans, Elizabeth Rowlands, Ann Manuel, Sarah A Jones, Elizabeth Davies, Mary Ann Parry, Richard Griffiths Ann Evans, Daniel Davies, David Jones, forester, John Mor- gan, wood merchant, David Jones, Thomas Isaac, Evan Jones Thomas Davies, George Evans, Daniel Hughes, Thomas Jones' Isaac Hopkins, John Richards, William Jones, wood- cutters, Thomas Jones, Jacob Lewis,' Rees Jones, Isaac Jones, William Edwards, John Morgans, William Wat- kins, Evans, Davies, William .Tones, William Davies, Evan Jacob, Evan Hopkins, Jane Jones, Helen Davies, Ann Jones, Sarah Parry, Elizabeth Morgans, Mary Jones, Ann Jones, Mary Hopkins, Sarah Jones, Mary Jones, Richard Evans, Win. Rattray, carpenter, Edward Jen- kins, smith, David Davies, joiner, John Rattray, joiner, Wm. Jones, saw miller, Ann Jones, Richard Dudlyk, ssaw miller, John Morgan and John Daniel, masons, David Lewis, John' Jones, Joseph Richards, Jonn Jones, Nathaniel Jones, David Parry, and John Davies, quarrymen, Edward -Tones and Richard Edwards, drainers, Wm. Evans, Richard Morris, and Isaac ltees, labourers. The address was engraved on vellum, and beautifully illuminated by Messrs. Riddle and Couchman, London. The timepiece was of excellent material and exquisite workmanship, and its embellishment included a large hgure in an incumbent position. On it was written :—° PRESENTED TO THK Riciii, HON. THE COUNTESS OF LISBtJRXt. OX HER MARRIAGE, MAY 15TH J' S7.< BY THE WORKMEOPLK OF CROSSW oeD. Her Ladyship having suitably acknowledged the gift, his lordship was heard to observe, in the course of conversation with his tenants. I'll be a better boy now." The re- mark caused a burst of merriment, and it was immedi- ately followed by three cheers for the Earl of Lisburne," and "three cheers more for the Countess," which were given with the greatest heartiness. Then followed the presentation to Lady Lisburne of a massive gold locket, ornamented by the representation of a bird of Paradise, worked in diamonds, and accompanied by an address, prettily illuminated, by Miss Webb, composed of the following words PRF.SF.NTKN TO THE COUNTESS OF LISBURNE, E, UPON HER HOfF. COMING TO CROSSWOOD, By Clara Webb, Mrs Fraser, EUen .Roxburgh, Sarah Atcherlev, Mary Ann Lambert, Elizabeth Richards, Ruth Morris, W. Cotterell, N. Fraser. George W llson, Joseph Atkinson, David Parry, Jack Jones, Kvans, David Jones, Rest, David Richards, Thos. Richards, David Richards, David Edwards, and William Evans. The next thing was a presentation to his Lordship by the gamekeepers, of an enormous cormorant, which was shot near the caves on the sea beach between Aberystwyth and Llanrhystyd, by Mr. James- Hutchings, King-street, Aberystwyth, and stuffed and mounted by him, and after that the presentation oy Mr. James Morgan of two pointer puppies, field trial blood. In the evening, after dark, the valley was illuminated by large bonfires, whiou were ignited oil elevated positions at different places. The proceedings from the commencement to their ter- mination were highly successful. The reception reflects 1 great credit upon the managing powers of Mr. Gardiner, ) the members of the Committee, nUll all concerned in its organization. The home coming of the Earl and Countess 1 of Lisburne will be long remembered in the Trawscoed 1 Valley, and remembered with a considerable amount of pleasure.



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