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DEATH OF LADY SALISBURY.

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SUCCESSFUL SUBMARINE BOAT.

THE SECOND BIGGEST WATERWAY.

CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR THE .:HOSPITALS.

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CURRENT SPORT.

THE GERMAN EMPEROR'S VISIT.

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THE GERMAN EMPEROR'S VISIT. The German Emperor and Empress, with two of their sons, arrived at Portsmouth on; board the, Imperial yacht Hohenzollern at ten o'clock on Mon- day morning. The Imperial party were attended' by a brilliant suite, which included Count von, Bulow, the German Imperial Foreign Secretary. The Hohenzollern was accompanied by the battle- ship Kaiser Friedrich III., the cruiser Hela, and a torpedo-boat destroyer, and was escorted into, Portsmouth Harbour by a squadron of eight British torpedo-boat destroyers. As she came up to the pier she was greeted with a salute from the special squadron stationed at Spithead, and the Emperor, who was standing on the bridge, was received with hearty cheering by the assembled spectators. About 1000 sailors of the Royal Navy and 1700 troops had been assembled on the jetty and adjoining railway viaduct, and the Duke of Connaught, who arrived at the harbour shortly before 10 o'clock, had the officers in command of the different detachments presented to him. As soon as the Hohenzollern had been laid alongside the jetty, the Duke of Connaught went on board, cordially welcomed the Emperor, and then greeted the Empress. After a few inutes conver- sation the Imperial party landed, and the Emperor inspected the military and naval guards of honour. The train left for Windsor at 11.25 a.m., and arrived there shortly before two p.m. The Imperial guests werfe met at the railway station by the Prince of Wales and several other members of the-Royal Faiijily, and were greeted by the Mayor of Windsors with a few words of welcome,, which the Emperor briefly and cordially acknowledged, and-, then, the j whole party were conveyed to the castle. | On the line of Carriages emerging into the prin- eipal thoroughfare the cheers of the people, who. were packed many deep along the route towards* the Long Walk, broke forth and were continuousy not the least enthusiastic were the many hundreds. who had hired sitting accommodation on hotel buloonies and in the windows of leading tradesmen at fa<¥ly"higlf prices. The girls of the British Orphan Asylum at Sloflg'h'were massed at Castie Hill-road, and joined vigorously in the popular plaudits. A curious but pardonable e'tTbr- was made by t I(filrt some of the multitude. Under the impression ititht-ithe Emperor wa one of the ocoupa-its of the tirst. carriage, they cheered: th-a.fr4" particular vehicle with might and main, but suffered their energies to flag when the carriage actually con- taining the Queen's guest-appeared at the end. Across the lower-end of High-street was a banner of blue silk, bearing two ihscriptiohs^ "Windsor j heartily Welcomes the German Emperor "a'ft'd Empress," and. "May we always latter of these so impressed his Majesty that in passing he dilected the Prince of Wales's attention specially to it. The Kaiser was certainly not sparing in his acknowledgments of the popular greeting. Short as the route was, he not only repeatedly saluted, hot several times rose from his seat the better to emphasise his appreciation of the public expression of goodwill. A second guard of honour-was posted within the cnstle quadrangle, stretching diagonally from the Queen's private entrance, near which the band was stationed, towards tho grand entrance, where their Imperial Majesties' suite were to alight from the quadrangle. The public were excluded, but this did not prevent very considerable numbers gathering on ad jacent spaces, and even on the Round Towr. from which, of course, a perfectly uninter- view was obtainable. As the escort passed ander the gateway the National Anthem was played, followed by the Duke of York's March." The head of the procession, turning to the left. swept round 0 the qtuidrangle, but the carriages in which the Emperor and Empress rode turned sharply to the right., drawing up at, the spot already indicated. Her Majesty he Queen received her Imperial guests at the hoad of the grand staircase, and, of course, quite privately. A few moments elapsed, and then the Emperor raippeared; accompanied by the Prince of Wnles, the Duke of Connatiglit (who wits in the full dress of the Prussian Hussars, and the Duke of York-. While a tattoo was played the Kaiser inspected the guard of honour, and this con- ohuled the ceremonial of the day, the Imperial party afterwards entering the State apartments for luncheon. Shortly after luncheon the Queen drove out. with the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of York. The Emperor, accompanied by the Prince of "Vales and the Duke of Connaught, took a walk in the Great Park, his Majesty having exchanged his naval uniform for civilian dress. The Empress and her sons also walked out, returning to the castle befoie dusk. In the course of the afternoon the Kaiser made a visit of inspection to the armoury. The Duke of Cambridge returned to town in the evening. At the Queen's family dinner last night in the Oak Room at the Castle covers were laid tor 19, namely, her Majesty the Queen, the Emperor and Empress, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, Princess Henry of Battenburg, the Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Victoria of Wales, Prince Arthur of Connaught, Princess Margaret of Connaught., Prince Albert of Scli!esw;g-Holstein, Princess Victoria of Schloswig-Holstcin, and the Prince and Princess Aribert of AnliElIt.

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FORBIDDEN GUNS FOR INDIA.

THE HURRICANE IN THE WEST

PRINCE LOUIS NAPOLEON.'

WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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FOUR CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH.

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-----THE QUEEN AND HER SOLDIERS.

BRITISH SOLOMON1 ISLANDS