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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

26 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

. Aberystwyth.

Newcastle Emlyn.


----_-Pon trhydygroes.



From the Banks of the Dovey.






Aberdovey. The morning mail-train on Saturday last, came whistling along in a crowing" style which signified that something unusual had taken place. The inhabitants within hearing were quickly roused from their slumber to learn that the great wish of the nation had at last been accomplished. No sooner had the welcome news been verbally received at the station than it spread in a marvelously short time right through the place. Guns were immediately fired, the bells of the Board and National Schools were rung and also those of St. Peter's Church, the hooter of the steamer Telephone" sent forth its powerful blast and loud hurrahs were heard from all directions. The shipping in the harbour quickly responded to the enthusiasm ashore by hoisting their flags which looked very pretty indeed. The Institute flags were also promptly hoisted and householders generally, high and low, were not long in gaily decorating their respective premises with banners and bunting. Streamers of banners crossed the road at Bodfor- terrace, and from the steamship warehouse. As on the occasion of the relief of Ladysmith, Lewis Owen the popular driver of the station has had his vehicle decorated with Union Jacks and a large portrait of Baden-Powell in the centre. Captain Edwards who was in charge of the Institute Battery, with the assistance of Coxwain D. Jones and several young men kept firing three of the large cannon at intervals, throughout the day. At noon the town- crier announced that all of the shops would be closed at 8. p.m. and that a procession would start parading the streets at 8.30. At dusk, nearly every house on the front extending from Bodfor-terrace to Penhelig was illuminated, barrels of pitch all ablaze were placed on a raft and anchored in mid-river, and fireworks of every description were exhibited from various positions. The railings and entrance to Craig-y^on were prettily decorated with ornaments, Chinese lanterns, and fairy lights. The conspicu- ous shelter on Penybryn was also beautifully lighted with lanterns, which, owing to its elevated position, presented a pleasing spectacle. Other 8 cl decorations too numerous to be singled out were a source of great attraction. Precisely at the time appointed for procession to start, a large triumphant vehicle, around which was a canvas bear- ing the word Mafekmg in big letters, was drawn into the road by hundreds of young people. On the vehicle rode five persons dressed in costumes representing Britannia, Africa, Australia, Canada, and India; the army and navy being represented by two well-known characters on foot. The pro- cession first made its way as far as Aberdovey Hall tben.ce wending its way to Penhelig, via., Chapel Square, and afterwards back to Glandovey-terrace, and Copper Hill-street, and finishing off at Sea View-terrace. An amusing feature in the proces- sion was R. Williams, Madeira House, who repre- sented Britannia, and who had in his possession words suitable for the occasion, specially composed by a local bard, sang When Baden-Powell came marching home again, Hurrah! "the whole crowd joining in the chorus, and then three hearty cheers were lustily given for the hero of the day and other distinguished officers. The rejoicings which were kept up until a late hour terminated with three shots from the battery. The behaviour of every- body was above reproach, and both young and old appeared to enjoy themselves to their hearts content. Praise is due to the following persons for the active part taken by them in making the affair a success:—Capt. Edwards, Messrs R. Williams, T. M. Rhys, R. Griffith, D. Jones, W. D. Griffith, J. E. Morris, Richard Williams, G. Williams, J. W. Morgan, J. D. Williams, J. Lumley, F. Williams, G. Jones, D. Roberts, R. Davies, R. Edwards, George Davies, D. LI. Hughes, David Jones, J. D. Hughes, J. M. Jones, and others.




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