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WEDDING BELLS AT PONTARDAWE.

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DEATH OF MRS. RODERICK, LLWYNBERLLAN.

A CURE FOR ASTHMA.

NEATH LICENSING DAY,

HAVE YOU INDIGESTION ?

DEPOSITING ASHES IN A LANE

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PARLIAMENT OPENS. "EARLY BIRDS~^CN THE SCENE HIS MAJESTY'S SPEECH. SESSSION'S PROGRAMME OUT- LINED. IRISH QUESTION: THE PEERS. As is customary the first day of a Parlia- mentary Session, there were many members anxious for the distinction of being first on the scene at St. Stephen's, and a whole batch of them entered an appearance about midnight. The first member to secure a seat in the House was Mr. Cheetham, who was quickly followed by a. number of competi- tors, including Mr. J. Baker, Mr. H. W. Garr Gomme, Mr. G. McCrae, Mr. H. Watts, Mr. W. Ellis Davies, Hon. E. Blake, Mr. John Dillon, Mr. J. P. Hayden. Mr. T. P. O'Connor, and Mr. John Redmond. There was a lull until 12.25 when Mr. Horatio Bottomley arrived, and just before one o'clock, Messrs. E. Price, E. Fiennes, ana C. Henry took their seats. From that time onward members arrived at irregular inter- vals until past breakfast time. Subsequently the customary search of the vaults was made to see that no modern "Guy Fawkes" lurked in the precincts. LEADERS' DINNER: xXXJAL GUESTS. Lord Glantawe was invited to the dinner given by the Marquis of Ripou to Government leaders in the Lords on Monday evemng. Lm-d Lansdowne, as leader of the Opposi- tion in the Lord, entertained Eaiil Cawdor amongst the Conservative peers. Sir George Newnes, M.P., and Lady Newnes were invited to the "at home" given by the Under-Secretary for War, tihe Barl of Forte- mouith Lady Swansea also attended the reception of the Earl and Countess of Portsmouth, which was griven on behalf of the Premier. Lord Cawdor attended Lord Lalnsdnwne's dinner; Lord Tredegar was present a.t the dinner giiven by the Marquis of Londonderry. SCENE ALONG THE ROUTE. The Royal route to Westminster was guarded by police and milieu) the soldiers being all in their great coats. The Prince and Princess of Wales, with their suite, left Marlborough House under the escort of the Royal Horse Guards at 1.50. Ten minutes later the King and Queen left Buckingham Palace. The members of their suites rode in five State carriages, while their Majes- ties occupied the old State coach drawn :.y eight cream horses. A detachment of Yeo- men of the Guard acted as unmounted body guard, and a troop of Royal Horse Guards rode in attendance. King Edward was in military uniform, and the Queen seated at his left, wore a rich ermine cape and upon her head was a small diamond crown. The King and Queen were loudly cheered by the people along the line of route from Buckingham Palace to Victoria Tower, which was reached at two o'clock. Here their Majesties were received by the great officers of State and conducted to the rob- ing room. MAGNIFICENCE OF THE SCENE IN THE LORDS. The scene in the House of Lords was one of couTtly magnificence. The peers were in their scariet and ermine robes, the judges in their judicial garb, and the Ambassadors wore the stars, orders and decorations be- fitting their diplomatic rank. The bishops were also present in full force. The peer- esses were attired in gay costumes, mostly white, and they wore white plumes and sparkling tiaras. At five minutes past two the whole as- semblage rose whilst the Prince and Prin- cess of Wales entered and took their special chairs on either side of the throne. At ten minutes past two the great officers of the Roval Household arrimd iT1 attendance nrion the KinIY. who led the Queen by his right hand. Their Majesties took their re- spective throne seats, and all present were bidden to resume their seats. After a brief interval, the Speaker of the Hous" of Commons arrived at the Bar, accompanied by the Prime Minister, the lai- de- of the Opposition, and the leading officials of the representative Chamber. When all had assembled, the King, put- ting on his cocked hat, read the Roval Speech (which appears below) in tones dis- HndlY heard hv all present. His Majesty then took off his plumed hat and gave the Ouesn his left hand. King Edward and Queen Alenandra afterwards resTrmed their places in the Royal nrocession which passed si owl v ont of the House while the whole assembly stood. Their Majesties reaehed Buckinfrhajn Pal- ace at three o'clock being again lendly cheered by the people in the streets.

- THE KING'S rjtECH.

WOOLWICH SHAKEN.

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