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PERSONAL. his?orrvoTwirc8'?Unf-iS a i0iDfc aUth0r of ol th/n Worcestershire m the "Victoria History ot the Counties of England" series It is reported that Lady Helen Stewart, who is to be marned on the 25th of this month to Lord Stavordale, has had Some mafrnifioent wedding presents, and that her father, Lord Londonderry 'a,li mafrnifioent wedding presents, and that her father, Lord Londonderry has given her the Antrim family diamonds Ladv' Londonderry has given her, amongst other' thincrj futurekfather^n 1*°' T" the neckla.3 a'd TiT'?,alglVenb6ra SliPerb Pearl necklaes, and Lady Ilcfcester has presented her with a beautiful emerald anri v"au,'wu Der Thn J I. r aia aDd diamond parure. Pnncess °f Wales have sect A sapphire and diamond crescent The Earl of Kim borley entered upon hisoorenty- attack of iniluouza, and has been ro tne house. Be had auSioiently recovered to travel to Sandnngham on a Lord Rosebery left London on Monday evening for Chafcsworfch, ou a visit to the Duke of Devon- shire. Lord and Lady Powis are entertaining a party at Walcot for (shooting. The guests include Lord and Lady Winchester, Lord Bradford, Lord Kenyon, Sir John Gladstone, Major Arthur Hay and Mrs Hay, the Hon Miss Alice Pennant, Mrs Hassy, and Miss Herbert. An entertainment was given at Eaton Hall on Tuesday evening in aid of the Capetown Cathedral Memorial Fund. Mr and Mrs Martin Harvey and their company, who had volunteered their services, performed "The Cigarette Maker's Romance" before a large audience, who afterwards were the guests of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster at supper. The house party included Mr and Mrs George Cornwallis West, General Kelly Kenny, and Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn. A News Agency states that the proposed visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Chatsworth has been abandoned. The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's guests this week at Chafcsworfch include Princess Pless, the Earl of Rosebery, and Lord Herbert Vane Tempest. The Marquess of Londonderry, Postmaster General, on Tuesday arrived at his Irish seat, Mount-Stewart, near Belfast, for a week's sojourn. A large house party has been invited, including the Lord Lieutenant, the Duke of Conxaught, and the Irish Chief Secretary. The Marchioness of Londonderry, who arrived in town from Wynyard Park on Monday left on Tuesday for Hatfield, on a visit to the Marquess of Salisbury. The King is, it is said, sending the Prince of Wales with congratulations to the Kaiser on his birthday, not as a casual compliment, but by way of acknowledging the Kaiser's affectionate behav- iour during the last illness of Queen Victoria. It is not generally known how much the Kaiser did to soothe and brighten the Queen's last days. He was actually a tender and devoted nurse. The marriage of Lieutenant-Colonel A E Sand. bach, D.S.O., and the Hon Ina Douglas Pennant will take place on Wednesday next at St Paul's Church, Wilton place, London, at half-past-two o'clock. The primate and Mrs Temple will leave Canter- bury on or about the 14th inst. for Lambeth Palace, where they will reside until Easter. The Marquis of Londonderry and Lady Helen Stewart left Wynyard Park, county Durham, on Monday for Belfast, and will spend a week at Mount Stewart, the family seat in county Down, before going to London for the opening of Parlia- ment. The King and Queen are to be guests at Mount Stewart for two days when they pay their promised visit to Ireland. The Marchioness of Londonderry spends most of the next week at Wynyard, and afterwards goes to London to meet the Marquis and her daughter on their arrival from Ireland. Earl Roberts and Miss Roberts, who are the guests of the Duke of Beaufort, hunted with the Beaufort Hounds on Saturday. The meet, which was near Chippenham, was a large one. Mr Cecil Rhodes and Dr Jameson arrived at Charing-cross on Sunday evening from Marseilles, having crossed the Channel from Calais to Dover. Mr William Congreve, of Burton Hall Neston. Cheshire, died on Saturday night, aged seventy- one. He was for many years Chief Constable of Staffordshire, and formerly served in the Rifle Brigade. He was a descendant of Congreve the dramatist. Major Walter Congreve, V.C., now with Lord Kitchener's Staff, is the eldest son of the deceased, and succeeds to the estates of Burton in Cheshire, Mid Congreve, in Staffordshire.

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