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Rhestrau Manwl, Canlyniadau a Chanllawiau

.a. BALA. MAJORITY OF THOS. LLOYD ANWYL, ESQ. Thomas Lloyd Anwyl, Esq., of Fronddenv, B tl.i, and Heugas, Dolgelley, attained hi* majority 011 Friday, the 27th ult. Being the descendant of an ancient and re- ipected family, the event was joyously celebrated by the inhabitants of Bala, where he resides. His lineage M traced to Owain Gwyne.U, Prince of North Wales, whose descendants were Wynnes of Ystymcegid, Wynnea of Gwydir, Sir John Wynn, Wyunstay, Bart., WvnneB of Maesuiochnant, Bodscallen, Bodfeddan, Conwy, &o.( James of Brynkir, Lloyds of HafodUvyfug, Anwyls of Parke, Uanfrotheii, and Hughes of Chwaen. The following appears on a tombstone ll1 Dolgelley churchyard ?H?heth the body of Ri^ard Anwyi, of Parke, Esq., who was buried the 28th day of May, 1(385, aged 68. Mark th" perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Psalm xxxvii. 37. Lloyds of Lhvvdiarth, Anglesey, are of the same family as the Fr.roddeiiiv family. In a hook entitled "Eminent Welshmen," we iind honourable mention made of Evan Lloyd, E-v, of Frenddci w, Bala, a ta- lented lEuglish |>oet, who gained a degree ot SI. A., at Jesus College, Oxford, in 17,55. He was a con'euipoM- ry of Churchill, Garrick, Wilkes, Column, and other eminent men. He seems especially to have enjoyed the friendship of the great tragedian, from whom he received many proofs of it. H" was presented by him with a beautiful carve ) head of Shakespeare, in the form of a drinking cup, moulded in iiitver, and engraved with his crest. The cup was made of the celebrated mulber- ry tree, grown in the garden of the immortal hard, and is at present in the possession of Jrs. Gill.ertson, at Eryl Aran, Bala. He died in 1776, and was buried in the family vault at Llanycil Church, where there is a monument with the poet's wreath sculptured in white marble, erected to his memory, with the subjoined in- scription by his friend Wilkes — Oh pleasing poet, friend for ever dear, Thy mem'ry claims the tribute of a tear, In thee were joined what e'er mankind admire, Keen wit, strong sense, the poet's, the patriot's fire. Temper'd with gentleness, such gifts were thine, Such gifts with heartfelt anquish we resign." Thos. Pryse Anwyl, Esq., of Hengae, died in Sep. tember, 1852, leaving two sons, viz., the present Thos. Lloyd Anwyl Ei(I and Win. Henry Anwyl, Esq., hav- ing his brother, the late lamented Rice Hugh Anwyl, Esq., MP., his trustee, and his brother-in-law. the late J. (Jilbertson, Esq., guardian. His wife, Anna Maria Anwyl, died some four years ago. Dr. Anwyl died in November, 1857, and Mr. Gil. bertson died in March last' leaving Mrs. Gilbertson, the present Mr. Thos. Lloyd Amvyl's only aunt now sur- viving, with wliom he lives at Eryl Aran, a magnificent mansion, on the banks of the far-famed Bala lake His great-grandfather was the Hev David Anwyl, Rector of Llanycil. and his great, uncle was Col. Lloyd, who dis- tinguished himself at Gibraltar, Badajoz, Salamanca, Yittoria, Waterloo, and other renowned battlefields re- corded in hitory from 17S2 to 1815. The Estates of Frondderw and ongae, comprise extensive properties in the parish of Llanycil, Tr.nvstyuydd, Talyllyu, Llan- dderfel, Diuas, and Maliivyd. With the above interesting facts connected with the name of Thomas Lloyd Anwyl, ) sq., it was only natural for the good people of Bala to shew forth their feelillgs in a warm and hearty mauner on the occasion of his coming-of-age. Towards the end of July, steps were adopted to prepare for holding festivities in honour of the event. Subscribtions were raised to the amount of £150, which were most judiciously disbursed, as will hereafter be seen, under the snperintendance of a com- mittee formed of the following gentlemen, appointed at a public meeting :-Itev. D. M. Thomas; J. Jones, Esq., Fachddeiliog 0. Rowlands, Esq., surgeon; J. Jones, Esq., N. P. Bank J. Williams, Esq., surgeon A. Brittlebank, Esq. Mr Simon Jones; Mr. Rowlands, excise-officer; Mr. Tugh, Red Lion; Mr. Hughes, King's Head, Mr. Evan Jones, Mr. Win. Ellis, and Mr. R. Saunderson, secretaries. The town was neatly decorated with evergreens, and a profusion of flags and banners, bearing the words Long life and prosperity to Thos. Lloyd, Anwyl, Esq. and other complimentary sentences. At 9 a.m., 208 blankets and a large quantity of flan- nel, supplied to the Committee by Mr. Simon Jone- Mr. Richard Jones Mr. Jacob Jones, and Messrs, R. C. and M. Hughes, were distributed at the house of Mr. Wru. Ellis, to such of the poor of the parish as had been previously selected as being the most needy and destitute. It was a pleasing sight to witness how grate- ful the recipients carried home their useful and accepta- ble presents. Shortly after ten o'clock, a procession, consisting of the committee and other leading gentry and tradesmen of the town, started from the Red Lion, and proceeded through Plasey-street, down Mount-street, and up High Street, thence to Eryl Aran, where they were warmly received by Thos. Lloyd Anwyl, Esq., who was cordial- ly greeted amidst loud and continued cheering. We should say the procession was preceded by the Royal Merionethshire Militia liand, in a waggon drawn by six powerful horses, led by drivers dressed in Garibaldi cos- tume, followed by another waggon, containing a hand- somely-built boat (intended to be presented to the heir of Frondderw) manned by four men and a coxswain stylishly clothed in jack-tar apparel. A plentiful supply of wrw dot was given to the crowd of well-wishers that stood in front of Errl Aran. Each individual having had his full quantum, the band struck up a lively tune, which was followed by the singing of some Welsh verses (composed for the occasion) by Dewi Hafhesp and R. Roberts, Llandderfel. We insert two of the verses:— Daeth y diwrnod, eiliwn gan I'n Lloyd Anwyl enwog; Caned meibiou Cymry lan Iddo yn odidog; Hanu mae o blitli, heb len, Yr Anwrliull barehus- Caned beirddion Gwalia wen Iddo'ii aurhydeddus. Aer y Fron, fab tiri"u teg, Haeddai gaol ei barchu Aer y Fron heb unrhyw freg Gaitf ei anrhydeddu. Er colli lies a gwmau lion Yr Anwyliaid parchus, Llanw'r bwlch wna Aer y Fron, 1 gyd yn aurhydeddus. Teulu tirion, mwynion mad, Wrth dlodion ac amddifaid; Llawn o loes yw Penllyn wlad Am eu hoff Anwyliaid; Ond er eolli gwenau lion Yr Anwyliaid parchus, Ceir y dyn yn Aer y Fron Yn un mor anrhydeddus. Mr. Cilbei-ton o'i le Symudwyd i'r un pentwr! C'r fath golled ga'dd ein tre' Am ei gwir foneddwr! Ond ei briod bawddgar-hon Leinw'r bwlch yn drefuus, Gyda thirion Aer y Fron I fyny'n anrhydeddus. Tra bo tref y Bala'n bod, Yr Anwyliaid gofir, Tra bo gwlith, a son am glod, Y teulu anrhydeddir; Deil ei huchel glod yn glir, Deil eu hanwyl enwau Tra bo nerth a gwerth mewn gwir, A Berwyn ar ei wadnau. DFwx HAvEsp. Mr Anwyl, who we were sorry to find was Buffering from weakness iu the limbs, unable to walk, rose from his seat in the Hall of Eyrl Aran, and addressed the assemblage in the Welsh language, expressing his thanks for the honour shewn him by th, inhabitants of Bala. The procession subsequently re-forn. I and escorted Mr. Anwyl (who was conveyed in a Seda, chair) towards Bala Lake, were thousands of people had assembled to witness the PRKSEHTATION OF THE BOAT, GUN, AND FISHING-ROD TO MR. ANWYL. The boat was built in Liverpool, measuring 20ft. long, colored with green paint, a gilt Beam, an eagle at the bow, and Mr. Anwyl's crest on the stern,—four oars, brass rowlocks, brass yoke for rudder, mast and lug sail. The gun and fishing-rod were of the best description, the following inscription being on both of them:- Presented to Thos. Lloyd Anwyl, Esq.. August 26, 1864." The boat, gun, and fishing-rod cost £ 45. The boat was laid on a well-constructed slip, but be- fore being launched, Mr. JONES, Fachddeiliog, who stood on a stage in the water, addressed Mr. Anwyl in the following terms: —In the unavoidable absence of our friend, Mr. Jones, Bryntegid, I am requested, on behalf of the gentlemen who have subscribed towards this elegant boat, fishing rod, and gun, to present them to you as a testimonial of the high regard they entertain towardsyou personally, and of the esteem iu which your family has been held in this county. (Cheers). I believe, as long as Bala exists, and as long as Llyn Tegid floats, the name of Anwyl will not be forgotten. (Long continued cheer- ing). I will not make a lengthened oration but permit me on my own behalf, and on behalf of my neighbours, to congratulate you most sincerely on attaining your majority; may all the days of your life be as bright and as happy as this day. (Enthusiastic cheering). Mr. sluos JOKES, oue of the Committee, and an old The PRESIDENT then gave the Lard Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese, and all Ministers of the Gospel." We all know, he said, that men who devote themselves to promote the be-, t interest of the human race, are at all times worthy of praise and every compliment we can pay them at these meetings, Therefore I have much pleasure in proposing tha toa-?t, coupling with it the name of "the Rev. T. Morgan, of Llanfor." (Loud cheers). Mr. MORGAN suitably responded. The PRESIDENT proposed "The Army, Navy, Militia, Yeomanry and Volunteers," coupled with the names of Lieut. R U, Jones, Royal Engineers, and Capt. G. Jones, of the Royal Merioneth Militia." It was useless, he saiil, to enumerate and dwell upon the deeds of the united military institutions of Great firitaiii they were the admiration of all the world. (Cheers). They had for many generati ms kept t'ii, country perfectly igno- rant of the horrors of war, and no military force in Eu- rope had done the tauie thing. (Cheers). Lieut. R. 0. J ONES and Capt. UILLUT JKJIES, re- sponded, the former regretting the army had lost the services of a pr cnising officer in th.; person of Mr. Anwyl. The PliEiTOEXr next proposed the of the even- ing. lie felt, some ditfier.lty iu expressing in the pre- sence of an individual his views with regard to his worth and in saying how highly he esteemed his character. But he would not say more thaa enough on that occasion in reference to his young friend, Thomas Lloyd Anwyl. He lo iked upon iiim as a boy that was brought up as it were under his own hands. Iiii fit- ther was the friend of his childhood, and tliey continued friendly from the first time they met without iuterrup- j tion, until that awful iutenuptioll tthlk pbce in his re- moval by death from this life. Therefore, that he should feel a peculiar interest in his youni; friend on the right was but natural. He had always beenconuectcd iu some way with the name of Ainvyl, of Frondderw. Thos. Lloyd Anwyl's great uncle was his trustee when lie waq yet iti it)fa,.t. lie well recollected the venera- ble figure of his great-grandfather, and how he received his loath; of peat from the neighbouring farmers. His father, again, »vas a jolly fellow. (Cheers). The. accu- ululated recollections which he entertained from the grandfather to the gleat-graiidfatber, now centred oil; Thomas Llovd Ainvyl, and it. was with unspeakable j pleasure he proposed the toast, "i.onxtife. health, and i happiness to Thomas Lloyd Anwyl, Esq. (Reiterated; cheering) Mr. AN.WYL, iti acknowledging the toast, sai. d he tele Ji very incompetent to thank the com;> riy for the reception thev had given to his name. He did not know how to express himself, but he trusted they all knew what he CJiild feel in his heart. (Applause). H., again begged to thank them from the bottom of [iis [icart for the j birthday presents he had received that day and he could not refrain from feeling that the honour shown him, was owing in a great measure to the respect in which his family were held amongst t he- people. of Bala, and he earnestly hoped he should be able to walk iu their footsteps all the days of his life. (Loud cheers). "The health of Mrs. Gilbertson, Eryl Aran, was; proposed in glowing terms by J. Jones, Esq., Tremynfa, and drank amidst loud cheers. Mr. ANWYL responded on behalf of Mrs. Gilbertson who he was sure cherished the best of feelings towards the town of liala. (Cheers). Capt, (TII.MAT JONES gave Morwynion Glau Me- rionydd" —tholadiesof Merionethshire, who, heobserved were as good-looking and as amiable as any iu the world. (Cheers). Although this toast was drank with enthusiasm, we were astonished to find that not asing!e bachelor had suf- ficient manliness to reply to it. 0. RICIIAIIDS, Fsq., M.D., proposed "The Lord Lieu- tenant of the County," to whose service in it civil and arbitary oint of view he alluded in language of strong praise. (Drank with all the honours). Song—" Cymru, gwlad y Gan," by W. 0. Jones, Esq. The health of the Member for the County "was then proposed by the VICE-PRESIDENT, and drank in a bumper. Then followed the health of the High Sheriff of the County." W. JONES. Esq., Bryntegid, gave the health of our noble President," who, he added, bore a liberal and bene- volent character. (Loud cheers.) The PRESIDENT briefly responded, saying he never was so happy as when contributing in the slightest degree to the happine" of those around him He loved his coun- try and countrymen, and his heart and soul studied their welfare. (Applause). The VICE PRESIDENT proposed "the Visitors," cou- I pled with the names of Messrs. Yardley, Noble and lloare, (Cheers). Mr. NOBI.I:, in returnin!; thanks, spoke highly of the inhabitants of Bala, as being an orderly and peaceable people. He was a visitor in the town for the last three months, and he could bear testimony that lie never met with a better behaved class of people. He did not re- fer merely to the gentry, but also to the labouring men of the neighbourhood. (Cheers). They would bear a favourable comparison with any class of labouring men in her Majesty's dominions. (Applause). Mr. YARDLEY begged to that Mr. Noble had made a very noble speech. (Laugltter). He had visited Bala annually for the last eight years, and he could say the inhabitants were a most extraordinary people—their kindness to strangers was unsurpassable. The farmers had even sent him their horses free of charge, and given him liberty to go on their ground to shoot grouse, &c. The people of Bala had respected him, and he should always respect them. (Cheers). Mr. HOARE also briefly responded to the toast. F. G. JONES, Esq., Ciltnlgarth, proposed "the Com- mittee, Treasurer, anil Secretaries." (Cheers). Song, bv Mr. Williams, Llangedwiu. W. WILLIAMS, Esq., Corwen. gave the Town and Trade of Bala," coupled with the names of Mr. Simon Jones, til(I Mr. Thomas Jones, chemist. (Applause). Mr. SIMON JONES, in responding, said that it was ne- cessary to look forward to the future for success to the town and trade of Bala, when the neighing of the iron horse would be heard at Penllyn, with its great power to work miraculous wonders. That would be the time when their mountain treasures would be explored. The hills around Bala contained an immeasurable quantity of iron, copper, lead, and even gold. (Cheers). There was sufficient gold in Llanuwchllyn for all Europe. (Loud cheers). And sufficient slates there to last for ten thousand years. There were enough slates in Wales to bllyevery Englishman. (Laughter and con- tinued cheering). When the railway were opened to Bala, they should not send their cattle to England to be consumed by Englishmen but rather they should keep them at home and eat them themselves. (Laugh- ter and cheers) And instead of exporting their wool to England to be sold to them back again at a profit of 30 per cent. to themselves. (Loud cheers). Why should the Englishman monopolize the roast beef, and plum-pudding of the land ? (Laughter and cheers). Wait, he said, till the railway comes here, and you shall see that our labouring men will be in a position to feed on roast beef and plum pudding, and a bottle of wine to dinner every day if he choose. (Loud laughter.) The working man deserves such a living, for he is the back bone of the country. (Cheers). Whoever lives to see the end of the present century, Merionethshire will then be the Queen of Wales, and Penllyn will be the Queen of Merionethshire. (Renewed laughter). The popula- tion of Merioneth will be counted, not by hundreds as now but by tens of thousands. (Long and continued oheermg.) Mr. DAWSON, ID proposing "the health of Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Bart., M. P. which was drunk amidst much cheering, suggested that an appeal should be made tothe worthy baronet to allow more liberty to the public to place boats on Llyn Tegid, which he was sure would add greatly to the attractiveness of the town. (Loud cheers). "The hostesses," and a few other toasts having been drank, the company separated. At nine p.m., A DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS was exhibited on the Lake. in the presence of a large crowd of people. The scene was truly grand, and was greatly admired by the spectators. A BALL was held in the evening, at the Bull Hotel, which was numerously attended. The following parties were amongst those present: T. LI. Anwyl, Esq., Frondderw W. H. Anwyl, Esq.; J. Jones, Esq., Fachddeiliog; E. Jones, Esq., do: Miss C. Jones, ditto, and friend; JolinWillipins, Esq., Gwern- hefin E. Williams, Esq, ditto Miss Williams and Miss M. Williams, ditto, and party; Dawson, Esq., solici- tor Mr. Dawson, jun. Miss Williams, Rhosygwalia; W. Jones, Esq., Bryntegid; R. O. Jones, Esq., ditto; Wm Jones, Esq., ditto; Miss Jones and friend, ditto; G. Lloyd, Esq., Voelgarnedd; Miss Lloyd, ditto; W. Wil- liams, Esq., solicitor, Co-weii; Mrs Williams and party; — Hoare, Esq., London Fassingham, Esq. 0. An- wyl, Esq., Llanfyllin A. Noble, Esq., Ivy House Miss Noble, ditto Mr. and Mrs. Brittlebank and party It Griffiths, Esq. — Nevil, Esq. — Yardley, Esq; Cheshire, Esq., and party; &c. The room was tastefully decorated. The music was ably performed on a fine-toned piano-forte; and the ball, which was opened by Miss Williams, Gweruhefin, and Mr. Jones, Fachddeiliog, was prolonged, with much spirit, till dawn of morning. About one a.m., the company partook of a magnifi- cent supper, prepared in the most fashionable style, by the Misses Davies, the much respected hostesses. Thus ended the festivities in honour of the majcrity of Thos. Lloyd Anwyl, Esq., and no doubt they will long be remembered in the town of Baln. Although the thoroughfares were thronged with people, the strict- est order prevailed throughout the day-the police au- thorities not having any occasion to complain iu any re- spect whatever. inhabitant of Bala, noted for his humour and wit, lid- dressed the multitude in a thrilling Welsh speech, which we insert in that languageMae rhyw am- gylchial mwy hynod na'u gilydd yu dygwydd yn 4)08 pub dyn yn mha sefyllfa bynag y byddo yn y byd. Mae y dydd hwn yn amgylchiad hynod iawu yu hanes bywyd y boneddwr ieuangc Thomas Lloyd Anwyl, Yswaiu, ac fe gofir am datio ganddo ef a'i gyfeillion tra y byddont byw. Bydd y rhai sydd yn awr yn blant yn cofio am dan,) yn mlien y 70 mlyuedd byddaut yn son am y te, y bara brith, y rhedegfa cychod, a'r hwyaden wyllt sydd vina heddyw yn mhen yr 20fed ganrif, pan y byddwn ui wedi myn'd i'r bedd at ein tadau. Gan ei fod yn iellangc a dibnofiad, hwvrach y byddai gair o gynghor yn fuddiol iddo ar hyn o bryd. Mae ef yn hanu o deulu parchus iawn, sef—Anwyliaid y Frondderw, a bydded iddo ef vm.ldwyn yn deilwng o honynt hwy—yu enw- edi" o'i hen ewytbr—brawd ei daid—boneddwr o'r iawn rvw gwr bucheddol, yn gwnenthur elusenau i'r bobl, Kwhdwr (la, Yll cam ein cenedl ni; bu farw mewn lien- aillt tl" ac mae ei golladwriaetli yu feudigedig hycl y dydd hwn. Heddyw y mae ef yn dyfod i lawn feddiant o etifeddiaeth ei drnlau; bydded iddo fod yn ofalus i roddi ei rewm i eistedd wrth v llyw bob amser, i gadw ei hull mewn dyfroedd nofindwy, heb d.uo at- v graig ar y lIlle liao ar vr a"y. Coiieil hefyd fod i gyfoeth ei ddvledsvvvddau i'w cyflaivni, vn gyiiil a rhngorfreintiau i' willwviili,,Itk. [ae Rli.igluniaeth wedi cysylltu ded- wyddweh a defnyddioldeb, a'r hyn a gysylltodd Duw na wabaned dvii; iiii ddyinunwngau liytiy iddo gofio ei fod iiiewii mefyi'fit gvfj-if(;l i D(lu; ac i ddyn eofio yr ht-n arwyddair CYlllreig-" I-Iwy y pery clod uao einioes. 08 bydd iddo ymdrechu bod yn ddefnyddiol yu ei oes a'i genhedlaeth, fe fydd ei glod yntau yn aros am ganrif- oedd. Un cvnghor eto cyn tewi, sef-Fod iddo geisio gwraig yn ddioed, ac os na fedr gael un wrth ei fodd, mi geisia i uu iddo-Iln iawn am blanta, fel y gallo gyfrit ei blant fel Llywarch Hen wrth y degau, a'i orwyrion wrth y canrifoedd. The speaker, who expressed himself with much energy and Welsh firo, was frequently interrupted by a storm of laughter and applause. Mr. ANWYL, ill replying,said Mr. Jones—Allow me to thank you for the very kind way in which yon have presented" ine with this beautiful boat, gun and fishing- rod. I feel the presentation on behalf of so many sub- scribers is an honour, not only to me, but also to my family, and I hope I shall be able to fulfil my part as .veil as they have done, theirs. (Loud chews). I trust I shall be as much beloved by the poor as they were. (Renewed cheering) I cannot express my gratitude in terms too strong for these most spiennid presents. You could not have chosen three things I love more I am extremely fond of boating, fishing, and shooting. Addressing Mr Simon Jones he said (in Welsh)—I than'; 'IHI heartily for your appropriate speech. I feel thankful to all the people of Bala, and I trust I shall al- ways he on friendly terms with them. (Vociferous cheering.) The ceremony of CHRISTENING THE BOAT was graceinllv performed by Miss Augusta. Jones, Fach-I drleiliog, who named it as it glided into the lake, "The Kearsarge," amidst shouts of admiration, which echoed in in tile surrounding hills. Mr Anwyl. and a few friends entered the boat, and re- mained on the lake to witness the close of the proceed- ings. A BOAT RACE for four-oared boats next came off. First Prize, £2 10s. Second prize, £1 10s. Third prize, £1. Four com- peted, viz., I Brvntegid Win. Jones, Esq. Rlliwlas R. J. LI. Price, Esq. Glanllyn Sir Watkin. Eryl T. Ll. Aiiwyl, Esq. After some delay in bringing the boats into a straight line, the time for starting was signified by a canon shot, fired by Sergeant-Major Wells. A capital start was etfected, and .it was a matter of some surprise to fiiiil such adept boatmen in Bala. The rowing in each boat was excellent, but it was apparent at i glance that the Bryntegid, being a longer and lighter-built boat than the others, would win the palm. A t the outset it easily took the lead, and kept it along the whole course, a distance of nearly three miles. However, in returning to the starting point, it was closely followed by the Uhiwlas. which although not such a swift boat as the Bryntegid, was evidently managed by more athletic rowers. Glanllyn came in third, and Eryl last. The Bryntegid ran the course in 19 minutes, and was row- ed by Messrs. R. 0 Joues, H Jones, W. O. Jones (Bryn- tegid), and Hugh Roberts (Bala); Mr. Lloyd, Moel- y-garnedd, being the coxswain. Out of the £ 2 10s. (1st prize) 11 O. Jones, Esq., kindly han,\ed.n 1°,. to the General Fund, and gave the remaining sovereign to Hugh Roberts. The Rhiwlas was rowed by Messrs. Tompkins, George Stretton, Mathew Gildart and Ed. Roberts. Coxswain, Win. Ross. The was rowed by Messrs. J. Jones (New Inn), J. Jones J. Pritchard, and C. Roberts Coxswain, R. Hughes. The Eryl was rowed by Messrs Robert Hughes, G. Noble, William Davies, and Thos. Thomas. Coxswain, W H Anwyl. A Duck Hunt was announced to take place, but the duck did not arrive in time from Barmouth, and the spectators were consequently deprived of this most amusing sport. Great fun, nevertheless, was afforded by prizes being offered for gymnastic fetes on a pole stretched into the lake. All the competitors fell several times" head-over. ears into the water, which created roars of laughter on shore. DINNER FOR THE TENANTS. The tenants of Frondderw, and others, riumbering upwnrds of 00, were eatertained to a sumptuous dinner bvMr Anwyl, at the bouse of Frondderw, at two p.m., Mr! Will. Pugh, Red Lion presided; and Mr. Hugh Hughes, of Tyddyn Inco, occupied the vice-chair. Se- veral toasts were drank, inciuding "the health of Mr. Anwyl," which was received with feelings of enthusi- asm and esteem. Mr Anwyl responded to the toast in a manner which elicited rapturous applause. TEA IN THE STREETS At four p in., a somewhat novel but highly pleasing presented itself in the principal streets of the town. They were lined on either side with tables laid out with tea services, and loaded with bread-aud-butter and bara brith, &c. Upwards of GOO poor people and children ob. tained tickets for tea from the committee, who arranged with the following parties to supply it opposite their houses at 8d. ahead Misses D,wie", Bull Hotel; Mr. John Williams. UuU Bach; Mr. D. Davies, Pwysty; Mr Owen, Goat Inn; lr. Thomas, druggist; MrH. Jones, draper; Miss Sanuderson; Mr. E. Jones, painter; Mi. Hughes, Ship Inn; Mr. Roberts, Wine Vaults; Mr. J. Williams, Surgeon; Mrs. E. Jones, Coffee-house; Mr. Moses Hoberts; Mr. Hughes, King's head! Mr. J. Owen, Horseshoe Inn; Mr. Pugh, Red Lion; Mr. W. Roberts, Peudre; Miss Owen, Ivy House; Mr. W. Elllis; Mr. D. Evans, butcher; Mr. T. Humphreys; and Mr. E. Edwards, butcher. The weather being delightfully fine, the grateful guests experienced inexpressible enjoyment, and par- took of tea with great gusto. Before the tables were cleared, Mr. Anwyl visited each, and was heartily congratulated by the hand by all the guests. RURAL SPORTS took place inCae Tudor, close to the town, in the after- noon. Prizes were distributed by Mr. Anwyl for va- rious feats, which gave unbounded fun and merriment tolsome hundreds of people. A PUBLIC DINNER ".0 was held at six p.m., at the White Lion Hotel, tne guest of the evening being Mr. Anwyl. Tickets were also taken by the following parties J. Jones, Esq., Fachddeiliog, President; W. P. Jones, Esq, Bodvenm, Vice-Presidents; Noble, Esq., sen.; Noble, Esq., jun.; Rev. John Williams, Glanhirnant; Rev. John Evans, Llangower Rectory; Rev. Wm. Roberts, Bala; Rev. D. M. Thomas, Llanycil Rectory; John Jones, Esq, Bank; Kev. L. Lewis, Bala; Rev. W. Lewis, Llanfihangel; Rev. Evans, Llandderfel; J. Bar. nard, Ksq., Notcliffe-house; R. Dawson, Esq., solicitor; Owen Richards, Esq., M. D.; Mr. R. Roberts, Bala; Wm. Jones, lisq., Bryntegid; H. O. Jones, Esq., ditto; Mr. F. G. Jones, Ciltalgarth; Mr. T. Jones, Penisar- llan; Mr. W. P. Jones; Mr. John Williams, Gwern. hefin Mr. Wm. Williams, Corwen; Mr. Petter Wynne, Llandrillo 0. Roberts, Esq,, Manchester-square, Lon- don; Charles, Button, Esq., Chester; Mr. D. Row- lands. Esq., excise officer, Bala; Mr. W. O. Jones, Manchester, Mr. Simon Jones, Bala; A. Brittle- bank, Esq., ditto; Mr. Evan Jones, builder, ditto; Ed. Williams, Gwernhefin; Mr. R. D. Edwards, Bank; Mr. James Jones, Grammar School; Owen Anwyl, Esq., Llanfyllin; Mr. H. Ll. Williams, Bala Mr. R. O. Jones, ditto; Mr. D. Griffiths, do; Mr Clough, Dol- gelley; four tickets for Rhiwlas A. Passingham, Esq., Bala; John Yardley, Esq., Cheltenham; Rev. Thomas Morgan, Llanfor; Geo. Casson, Esq., Blaenyddol; Ed. G. Jones, Esq., Fachddeiliog; Mr. Jacob Jones, Cam- brian House, Bala; Mr.J ones, druggist, ditto; Mr. Ht. Evans, ditto; Mr. John Lloyd Jones, London; Mr. Roberts, Froncoeh; Mr. Hoare, Eryl; Vaughan, Esq., Nanuau; R. G. Massey, Esq.; Mr. J. R. Row- lands, Machynlleth; Mr. John Williams, Llaugedwin; Mr. John Jones, saddler, Bala; Mr. Thomas Davies, Llangollen; Mr. Ross, ditto; Mr. D. H, Jones, sur- geon, Corwen; Mr. John Jones, Bala; &c. The room was gaily decorated for the occasion, and the general catering did much credit to the worthy hostesses. After the removal of the cloth, The PRESIDENT proceeded with the toasts, gii vitn^ the usual precedence to" our beloved Queen," the Prince and Princess of Wales, the infant Prince, and tee rest of the Royal Family"