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WARM WELCOME AT CAPE TOWN.

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WARM WELCOME AT CAPE TOWN. The Duke of Con naught received an entlntsi-. astic welcome on his landing at Cape ToWn on Monday to open the first Union Parliament ef South Africa in the name of the King. The Duke and Duchess, Princess Patricia and their siiite wert, received hv Lord Glad- stone. (Governor-General). General Botha (the Union Premier). the Mayor of Cape Town, and all the principal civil and military officials. All the streets had been decorated, and troops lined the streets. The Roval party were escorted to the City Hall by the Cape Mounted Rifles. All Cap Town had turned out to greet the visitors, and as their carriage proceeded at a walking pace along the mnin thoroughfare the greet- ing extended to them was enthusiastic in the extreme. Both the Duke and Duchess, who seemed deeply moved by the warmth and cordiality of their reception, acknowledged the people's: greetings. At t-he City Hall the municipal councillors and all the religious denominations had cs- (sembled, a striking feature of the; assembly being the presence of a number of Indians, A hearty reception was accorded the Duke and Duchess, and many addresses of welcome wer-3 presented. w The Duke, in reply, expressed in the King's name his thanks for their loyaltv and devo- tion, and assured them of his Majesty's un- z failing interest in their welfare. The first session of the first Union Parlia- ment assembled at noon, and the Chief Jus- tice administered the oath to the members. All the documents in connection with th'3 preliminary procedure were read in English and then in Dutch.

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