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THE RHYDONEN CASE.

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INVESTITURE AT OSBORNE.

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INVESTITURE AT OSBORNE. Her Majesty held on Monday a private investiture of the Orders of the Bath, St. Michael and St. George, and the Star of India. The Queen, accompanied by their Royal Highnesses Princess Henry of Batten- berg and the Duke of York, entered the Council Room at half-past one o'clock. Order of the Bath.—Sir Hugh Owen, late Per- manent Secretary of the Local Government Board, was introduced into the presence of the Sovereign, attended by the Officer of the Order, carrying the insignia, when the Queen invested him with the riband and badge of a Knight Grand Cross (Civil Division) of the Order (by placing the riband over the right shoulder, obliquely to the left side), and affixed to his left breast the star of the Order. Order of St. Michael and St. George.—Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart., Governor and Commander-in- Chief of the Colony of South Australia was invested by the Sovereign, in like manner, with the insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of this Most Distinguished Order. Order of the Bath. Lieutenant General Sir Richard Campbell Stewart, K.C.B., was introduced into the Royal presence, when her Majesty was graciously pleased to confer upon him the honour of knighthood. The following Knights Commanders were severally introduced into her Majesty's pre- sence, when the Queen conferred upon them the honour of knighthood, and invested them with the riband and Uadge of the respective divi- sions of the Second Class of the Order, into which they had been admitted, and affixed the star to their left breast, viz.: Brigadier-General Richard West- macott, commanding a second-class district in India (Military); Carey John Knyvett, Esq.. late Principal Clerk, Home Office (Civil); Edward Wingfield, Esq., Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Civil); nl William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Esq., Chemist and Assayer to the Royal Mint (Civil); Henry Wil- liam Primrose, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Cus- toms (Civil). Order of the Star of India.—Charles Cecil Stevens, Esq. (retired), Indian Civil Service, was introduced in like manner, received from her Majesty the honour of knighthood, and invested with the riband and badge and star of a Knight Commander of this most exalted Order. Order of St. Michael and St. George.—The fol- lowing Knights Commanders were then introduced into the Royal presence, when the Queen conferred upon them the honour of knighthood, and invested them with the riband and badge,and affixed to their left breast the star of their dignity in the Order, viz.: William Turner Thiselton Dyer, Esq., director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in recognition of services rendered to Colonial Governments Colonel James Hayes Sadler, late her Majesty's Consul- General at Valparaiso. Order of the Bath.—The following Companions were severally intjjaduced into the presence of the Sovereign, preceded by the Officer of the Order carrying the insignia on a cushion. Her Majesty the Queen was graciously pleased to affix to their respective left breasts the decoration of the Civil Division of the Third Class of the Order, viz.: Charles Henry Alderson, Esq., Charity Commissioner; Jasper Capper Badcock, Esq., Controller of London Postal Service; Evelyn Ruggles Brise, Esq., Chairman jf the Prison Commission Sir Charles Alexander Cameron, Chief of the Public Health Department, Corporation of Dublin; Lieut.-Colonel Arthur Collins; the Hon. Sidney Robert Greville; Frederick John Jackson, Esq., her Majesty's Vice-Consul and First-Class Assistant, Uganda; John Joseph Casimir Jones, Esq., Chief Commissioner Dublin Metropolitan Police; Walter Loois Frederick Goltz Langley, Esq., Foreign Office; Henry Walrond Simpkinson, Esq., Education Department; John Steele, Esq., Chief Inspector of Excise. Order of St. Michael and St. George.—The follow- ing were then introduced, when the Queen was pleased to affix to their left breasts the Decoration of a. Companion of this Most Distinguished Order, viz.: Major Matthew Nathan, R.E., Eccretary to the Colonial Defence Committee; Captain John George Orlebar Aplin, Inspector in the Gold Coast Con- stabulary; Major James Henry Bor, Deputy- Assistant Adjutant-General, Royal Marine Artillery, for services in Crete Robert Unwin Moffat, Esq., for services during the recent Uganda Mutiny. In attendance upon her Majesty were the Duchess of Roxburghe (Lady-in-Waiting), the Earl of Hope- toun (Lord Chamberlain), Lieutenant-Colonel the Right Hon. Sir Fleetwood Edwards (Keeper of her Majesty's Privy Purse), Major the Hon. Charles Harbord (Groom in Waiting), Captain F. Ponsonby (Equerry in Waiting), C. G. Barrington, Esq., C.B. (Gentleman Usher of the Bath, acting for Sir Albert Woods, K.C.B., K.C.M.G.. Garter King of Arms,Regis- trar and Secretary of the Order), the Hon. Sir Spencer Ponsonby Fane (Comptroller in the Lord Chamber- lain's Department), and Colonel Lord Edward Pelham Clinton (Master of the Household). Major the Hon. Derek Keppel was in attendance upon the Duke of York. A guard of honour of the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), with the band, was mounted at Osborne. Luncheon was served in the Durbar Room. The band played a selection of music during luncheon, under the direction of Mr. Peachy, bandmaster.

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ITHE LEADERSHIP OF THEI LIBERAL…

FUNERAL OF MRS. PARKER.

-."1! ANOTHER PEERAGE DISPUTED.

CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE.

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LAWLESSNESS IN THE CHURCB.

DEATH OF DR. BERRY.

FOUR SOLDIERS DROWNED.

FATAL RAILWAY COLLISION.

LADY ABERDEEN AND WOMEN WORKERS.

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