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————————— Winners of the Silver Medal at the D, and F. Agricultural Society's Show, held at Denbigh, 1900. CONNAH CO'S DEPOTS DEPARTMENTS. AGENCIES. Rhyl Bangor Cycles Enamelling] Humber Hudson Denbigh Carnarvon Motor Cars Repairs Premier Raleigh Warrington Holyhead Baby Carriages Hockey j Trudge l Crescent Chester Llanrwst Bath Chairs Tennis Swi it St. Helens Blaenau Festiniogi Plating Golf Enfield Cheapest and best place in North Wales for Royal Cambrian (Ladies) is the prettiest Safety Cycles, Children's Carriages, & Bath Q)iairs. *n the Market-non-puncture Tyres, and Largest Stock outside London to select from. transparent Gear Case, B12 10s. Cash or Easy Payments.. Royal Cambnan ^icycle is the Machine Depots (as above) can supply any article con- excellence for middle age riders, £ 20.| nected with our trade at once. W R°yal Cambnan tricycle is the pleasantest and If] Business being a very extensive one, we can safest Machine for pleasure tours. buy and sell cheaper than other firms. Boyal Cambnan Tricycle has been ridden several Si Little Druid Safety for Children at £ 5 5s. with „ times 50 miles after tea by a lady 'T* Pneumatic Tyres, is a marvel. (A) Boyal Cambrian Tncycle is fitted with Non- CO Druid for Adults for B7 10s. is best value in g puncture Tyres, double brakes, luggage carrier, fi Roial mish' fitted complete with Warwick or <-( Boyal Welsh Motor Cars, safest in the world C Dunlop Tyres, and weighing only 26$lbs,, rH Guaranteed, and every part removable. costs only £ 10108. O Eoyal ?elsh 5f°t?r j3* S6nt Purffaser« O Boyal Welsh Ladies, vith Puncture-proof own door ready to drive, use of driver for 2 U Tvres is best value ever offered at £ 1010s LJ w „ • ■ A Boyal Cambrian Bacer is the finest flier exist- w Boyal Welsh Motor Cars, are inspected period- iL—' speedmen' should hurry for one, £ 12 ically by our inspectors, and oaly costs £ 17 .3s. Vi? p Easy Payment System applies to everything Rnvai Cambrian Roadster is an ideal Tourist's we sell—absolutely secrecy secured. machine—light, safe, easy, non-puncture Cash System gives purchasers far better terms Tyres, all for £ 12 10#. than even the London Stores. Works-LAKE SIDE, RHYL. Telegram-(CONNAH, and Name of Town). DEPOTS-5, YALE STREET, DENBIGH-wher enquiries may be made. joor ASK FOR No m rtIAN p I RUTHIN TABLE WATEBS, FBOH THE I NOTED ARTESIANSSPRrNG. Soda, Seltzer, Lithia, Potass, &c Write for Particulars- Address-Manager, Cambrian Works, Ruthin, N W • Use Hazlehurst's Gold Medal Soaps. U IN DOUBLE TABLETS, 2ld. each. V) Buy it, and '-L L- Save both Time and Money. | —< Efficient and Economical for Laundry Work, and for all "Washing U ,ø;,c£- Purposes. "L-, ]f jC "j TABLETS, 2id EACH. S* 1 i J.> .L-I..L..J 2- l ~~HAZLBHUBST^S SOAPS. 1!8.4:L. -rilf.tro v C* Balm o Gilead fu UrJ^VJlAVXJQi io George's Pills i mi. "They are more than Gold to me—they saved my life. J One wonders that things so small should produce such mighty results," PILE & GRAVEL Ma ny of my Customers have been cured who hare suffered for twenty years. The three Forms of this B emedy No. 1.—George's Pile and Gravel Pills. N«. 2.—George's Gravel Pills. J j J | .js* No. 3.—George's Pills for the Piles. In Boxes, Is. lfd., and 2s. 9d. each by post, Is. 3d. and 3s. Proprietor :J. E. GEORGE, M.R.P.S., Hirwaen, Glam. —m—■—^B—agoare——MM——BMM» HI■ KB p n The Prudent Housewife knows at this §g IM|H I PK time of year that it is essentially her M WW IIW I ■■■■• duty to provide warm and comfortable || Bed Clothing for the Winter. We offer uusurpassed advan ages lor buying Bed Clothing from us. t|| OUR HOUSEWIVES' GUINEA PARCEL 1 contains:— || i Pair of Superfine Witney Blankets, each blanket 1 bound pink, 7 lbs. weight. S I Pair of Whit Twilled Sheet*, 2U yds. long by ? 2)& yds. wide, hemmed ready for use. SS 1 PalrofWhite Pillow Cases,full size,buttoned ends. *8 1 White Counterpane, 3 yds. long by 2% yds. wide, M i woven pattern, good design. @| 1 Duchease Toilet Set. 1 The appropriateness of these Parcels as Wedding presents is 11 Obvious to those seeking some appreciable token of feeling to §§ bestow upon friends or relatives contemplating marriage. m We make these Parcels up to the value of Tea Guineas. All Kg goods sent carriage paid on receipt of P.O.O. Quality and I Quantity according to the price charged, in each case we m ■ guarantee the best value procurable. f B I BROOKFIELD'8 Market Sq., STAFFORD, i I Establlahad over 100 ya&n. j Bj AN ENGLISH AND WELSH DICTIONARY i Adapted to the present state of Science and Literature; in which the English "Words are deduced from tee originals, and explained by their synonyms in the Welsh Language. By the Rev. D. SILVANEYANS. 1 In 2 vols.; in boards, price £ 2; half calf, £ 2 5s. OcZ.; and fnl calf, £ 2 7s. Gd.
CAMBRIAN GOSSIP. The bards of Festiniog have conferred upon the slippery De Wet the title of Slywan y Vaal' (the Eel of the Vail). 000 Among the examiners at Oxford for next year are Mr. Owen M. Edwards, Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and Mr S. G. Mostyn, Exeter C ollege, Oxford, who was at one time mathematical lecturer at St. David's College, Lampeter. 000 Mr. Vernon Stanley Jones, of Ystrad Meurig-the boy who delivered a Welsh speech at Eton when at school there in 1894, and who afterwards took the highest honours in classics at Cambridge Univer- sity-bas just been elected fellow and tutor of Magdalen College, Cambridge. 0 0 0 'Out of ,the 20 Cabinet Ministers, the Prime Minister is of Welsh descent; the Chancellor of Exchequer is Sir John Lle- welyn's brother-in law the Secretary for Scotland was the chairman of the Welsh Sunday Closing Commission; the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland bears a Welsh name and the Postmaster-General hAS an estate and a seat near Aberystwyth. This,' writes a keen Welsh correspondent of M.A.P. is the best I can make out of the new Cabinet. They will have to do the rest.' 000 At the annual meetings of the Free Church Council of Wrexham and the dis trict, held last week at Wrexham, a report was presented stating that at the request of the Federation of the Evangelical Free Churches of North Wales, a Morgan Llwyd Memorial Committee bad been appointed, and the committee suggested that an obelisk be placed in the Rhosddu Cemetery, where the mortal remains of the late Morgan Llwyd have been interred. The report was adopted, but it was decided to postpone the issuing lof an appeal for subscriptions towards the proposed obelisk until about March next. ooo The members of the new Crongregational Free Church which is now in course of erec- tion at Wrexham, are also taking steps to perpetuate the memory of the late Morgan Llwyd, and in front of the building a me- morial stone has been placed by Mr. Alfred Neobard Palmer, the well-known historian of Wrexham. The stone bears the following inscription: 'In memory of Morgan Lloyd (Morgan Llwyd o Wynedd), first Indepen- ent minister of Wrexham. Born 1610. Died 1657.' Mr. Palmer, who is acknow- ledged to be an authority on the history of Morgan Llwyd, has since the publication of The History of the Olden Nonconformity of Wrexham' in the ye r 1889, in which he gives a biography of Morgan Llwyd, gained additional knowledge relating to Morgan Llwyd, which throws considerable light upon several important events ia his life, as well as upon his works in poetry and in prose. 000 In bis Oliver Cromwell,' recently issued, Mr. John Morley says of the Great Protec- tor :-He was the descendant in the third degree of Richard Cromwell, whose earlier name was Richard Williams, a Welshman from Glamorganshire, nephew and one of the agents of Thomas Cromwell, the iron handed servant of Henry VIII., the famous sledge-hammer of the monks. In the deed of jointure on his marriage, the future Pro tector is described as Oliver Cromwell, alias Williams- LTence,' continues Mr. Morley, 'those who insist that what is called a Celtic strain is needed to give fire and speed to an English stock, find Cromwell a case in point.' 000 A correspondent received a letter and cablegram from Major Owen Thomas, Bryn- ddu, Llanfechell, Anglesea, who has from the start of the war been associated with Brabant's Light Horse, and seen much active service. Cabling from Cape Town on Saturday afternoon, he states that he had authority to form a squadron of light horse, composed in the greater part of Welshmen, and that the Prince of Wales has allowed his title to be identified with the squadron. Major Owen Thomas says that there are some vacancies. Non commissioned officers are engaged for six months' service at a daily pay of 5s. and all found. Cablegrams and applications will find him for the pre- sent at Cape Town. ooo 'A Gentleman's Tour Through Mon- mouthshire and Wales,' published in the year 1797, is a .book that cannot be read with- out amusing the reader. In his preface the author, with the Englishman's usual aptness for foreign languages, gives directions as to the pronunciation of Welsh place names. 4 LI,' says he, is pronounced as Thi, strongly aspirated,' and adds that Llanfyllin should be pronounced Thlan-vuth-lin. His re- marks on the then condition of various towns are interesting. 'Cardiff is a popu lous but ill built town.' 'Llandaff is a paltry village.' Swansea makes a hand- some appearance.' Carmarthen is a large and handsome Welsh town.' 'Newport (Pem.) is a beggarly town.' 'The dirty vil- lage of St. Dogmael's.' Brecon is a large, handsome town.' 9QO It is not generally known that there is Íù North Wales a Charles Dickens* Village, a village and parish which form the subject of one of the chapters of the great novelist's Uncommercial Traveller.' This is the village of Moelfre, in the parish of Llanall- go, Anglesea. Here, in 1859, Dickens spent his Christmas, Two months before had oc- curred in Moelfre B ky the long-to-be-re- membered wreck of the Royal Charter.' Dickens had been touched by the accounts he had heard of the goodness and kindness shown by the cler ymanof the parish on the lamentable occasion, and the novelist said to himself, 'In the Christmas season of the year I should like to see that man.' And he saw him, not only at Christmas as des- cribed in the book, but on two or three sub- sequent occasions. Some of the people have a distinct recollection of the great man's visits. 000 Mr. Owen M. Edwards is said to be spend- ing his Christmas vacation at Oxford, en- gaged in writing his story of Wales for the Story of the Nations" series. It is no exaggeration to say that the book is awaited with eager expectation by a whole nation, and that it is hoped that he will do for Wales what Franz Palacky has done for Bohemia and Alexandra Herculane did for Portugal. That Mr. Edwards is pre emi- nently qualified for his task, is known to all who have read his contributions on the history of Wales in his own magazine, 1 Cymru.' Apart from his special knowledge of Wales, it may be considered fortunate that the writer of the book is a tutor and sxaminer in history at Oxford, where he not )nly took first-class In the History School, but won the Stanhope, the Lothian, and the Arnold University prizes, though he was technically debarred from being granted the Arnold prize. 000 While Wales can claim Sir Lewis Morris as a Welshman, o waed coch cyfa,' it is not generally known that she can also lay some claim to William Morris. In The Lite of William Morris,' published about a year ago by Mr. J. W. Mackait (an examiner of the Board of Education, and a son-in law of Sir Edward Burne-Jones) it is stated that 'the Morrises were originally of Welsh descent, and their native country was the valley of the. Upper Severn and its tributaries, where the mixture or antagonism of two races in a country of exceptional natural beauty has bred a stock of fine physical quality, but of no remarkable gift either of intellect or imagination.' But Mr. Mackail remarks in another part of the same book, 'In spite of his WeLsh blood, and of that vein of roman- tic melancholy in him which it is customary to regard as of Celtic origin, his sympathies were throughout with the Teutonic stocks. Among all the mythologies of Europe, the Irish mythology interested him least, for Welsh poetry he did not care deeply, and even the Arthurian legend never took the same hold on his mind, or meant as much to him, as the heroic cycle of the Teutonic race.' 000 A very popular American author, Mr. John Burroughs, is very appreciative of Welsh scenery in his Winter Sunshine.' In his 'October Abroad' he describes his journey from Chester to Holyhead The ride along the coast of Wales was crowded with novelty and interest-the sea on one side, and the mountains on the other-the latter bleak and heathery in the foreground, but cloud-capped and snow-white in the dis- tance. The afternoon was dark and lower- ing, and just before entering Conway we had a very striking view. A turn in the road suddenly brought us to where we looked through a black framework of heathery hills, and beheld Snowdon and his chiefs apparently with the full rigours of winter upon them. It was so satisfying that I lost at once my desire to tramp up them.' Mr. Burroughs then proceeds to romance' about the Welsh character, being his judgment on the few companions he had in the train. His view of the Welsh charac ter is as reliable as his statement—a poetical license-that he beheld Snowdon.' No- where on the run from Chester to Conway which he describes, is Snowdon itself visible, and what he took for the monarch of the Welsh mountains is the conical Moel Sia- bod, which dominates Capel Ceryg and Bettws y Coed.
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FLINTSHIRE & DENBIGHSHIRE STOCK AND SHARE MARKET. Reported by Warmsley, Jones, and Co., 29, Eastgate Row (N.), CheBter, and taken from their Circular. JANUARY, 1901. I The prices of the North Wales Lead Mining Shares have, generally speaking, been well! maintained during the past year. A third Interim Dividend of 7s. per Share has been paid by the Halkyn Mine, making a distribution of 85 per cent, during the past nine months, against 75 per cent at correspond- ing period of last, year. The North Hendre Mine has paid a Dividend of 48. per Share, making 20 per cent. divided during the past twelve months. The Plao Winter Halkyn Mining Co. are issuing Perference Shares tolfurther develop their property. The undermentioned local Shares have changed hands during the past month at fol- I nvin prices: Chester Queen Railway Hotel JE20 Shares 281-29 Chester Northgate Brewery £10 (Pre- ference) Shares 31-14 East Halkyn Mine £ 1 (17s. 6d. paid) 2k Llanarmon Mine £ 1 Preferene Shares 10s.— 12s. 6d. JE1 Ordinary 6s.—7s. 6d. We hear of the following being on offer Chester Grosvenor Hotel f20 Shares 8 Chester Blossoms Hotel, flO Shares 10 Chester Gas Ordinary C' Stock 170 Halkyn Drainage £10 Shares 25 Halkyn Mine £ 1 Shares 11 North Hendre Mine E2 10s. Shares 4 East Halkyn Mine £ 1 Shares (17s. 6d. paid) 21 Llanarmon Mine £ 1 Perference Shares .12s. 6d. £ 1 Ordinary 7s. 6d. STOCK AND SHARE LIST. January, 1901. Wrexham Waterworks Company Con- solidated Stock 180-185 Wrexham Waterworks Company 5 per cent. Preference £ 10 Shares 15 Wrexham Waterworks Company Ordi- nary f,10 Shares. 12-13 Hawarden and District Water Com- pany EIO Shares, fully paid .par National Provincial Bank of England, Ltd., £ 75 Shares, £10 10s. paid 55-56 2 National Provincial Bank of England, Ltd., f60 Shares, 912 paid 64-65 North & South Wales Bank, Limited, 940 Shares, £ 10 pai(t 37i—37| Walker, Parker and Company, Ltd., £10 Shares, fully paid, 6 per cent., Cumulative Preference 11-121 Walker, Parker and Company, Ltd., 4 Debentures 84-86 Victoria Pier and Pavilion Co., Col- I uyg Jteyv Limited, £ 1 QrOirtery Shares >u il4 Sli 1-—1| Halkyn Mining Company, Limited, £ 1 Shares, fully paid 11.12 Halkyn Drainage Company, £ 10 Shares, fully paid. 25-26, East Halkyn Mining Company, Ltd., £1 Shares, 17s. 6d. paid z.2i South Halkyn Mining Company, Ltd., £ 1 Shares, fully paid 1- 2: North Hendre Mining Company, Ltd., £ 2 10s. Shares, fully paid 4f—5 £ Talac:re Mining Company, Ltd., £ 1 Ordinary Shares, fully paid. Talacre Mining Company, Ltd., gi Preference Shares, fully paid. United Minera Company, Ltd., 91 Or. dinary Shares, 17s. 6d. paid 1^—1J Llanarmon Mining Company, Ltd., £ 1 Ordinary, fully paid 5s.—10s. Llanarmon Mining Company, Ltd., £1 Preference, fully paid 10s.-15s. _->Jl"
DISTRESS IN SIBERIA.
DISTRESS IN SIBERIA. According to intelligence from Vladivostock, the present position of affairs in the Amur'Province and t.he Maritime Province causes serious anxiety. Owing to events in China, there is a scarcity of labour at a time of year when it is urgently needed. Many men are taking part in the military operations, great damage has been done by floods, and the trans- port of troops with war material and provisions has hindered the arrival of the means of subsistence for the population of those provinces. The prohibition of the foreign coastwise trade has also prevented the importation of supplies. The necessaries of life have consequently become so dear that the p'eople are unable to procure them, and their condition is daily becoming more deplorable. The distress is so great that even the majority of the Government institutions are obliged to apply to the cential administration for pecuniary assistance on behalf of the officials, who cannot subsist on their ordinary pay. The harvest in the affected provinces has been very bad this year, and it is anticipated that there will be a famine, to mitigate the terrible effects of which there are no material resources available.
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diirbcnmg. t [f any reader who is in difficulty with reference j to his garden, will write direct to the ad- dress given beneath, his queries will be an. iiwered, free of charge, and by return of post -EDITOR). 1 Some correspondents omit to add their names, i or merely end with inibials. In these cases it is obviously impossible to reply.—E.K.T. FORCING STRAWBERRIES. GENERAL REMARKS. Strawberries are extensively forced for the market in large gardens, while out of season crops are within reach of every possessor of in ordinary greenhouse. VARIETIES. Such etrly kinds as Vicomtese H. de Thury and Keen's Seedling are best adapted for forced culture. By re potting the former after forcing, and standing the plants in a bed of ashes in the open, an autumn crop of fruit maybe ripened under glass, but this is unnecessary where the large fruited Perpetual St. Joseph variety is cultivated. THE SOIL. An excellent compost is prepared by mixing two parts of moist, rather adhesive, loam, with one of leaf mould, thoroughly rotted manure, or bonemeal. THE TEMPERATURE. A temperature of from 40 degrees to 45 degrees at night, and 45 to 50 degrees by day, must not be exceeded until flowering is well over, when it is essential to maintain a free circulation of air during the blossoming period, but draughts must be excluded. THE LIGHT. Full exposure to sun and light is highly bene- ficial. THE WATER SUPPLY. Copious watering and syringing are neces- sary, especially while the fruits are swelling, except during the whole time of flowering and after the fruits have commenced changing colour, when the atmosphere must be kept rather dry. THE PLANTS. The earliest and strongest runners of one or two year old plants are layered singly into clean 60-s pots of well drained, firmly pressed down loam, the young plants being detached when thoroughly rooted, stood in the open for a day or two, and then re-potted firmly in well. drained six inch fruiting pots, a piece of turf being placed over the drainage in the bottom of each. After standing in the shade for a few days, to become established, the plants are ex- posed to the full sunlight on a bed of ashes or coarse gravel through which worms cannot penetrate,and copiously watered until plunged, before the advent of severe frost, into dry leaves resting on ashes in cold frames or pits whence frost is excluded by coverings of light litter, and to which abundant air is admitted by the removal of lights or ashes during mild weather. In default of better storage, the pots may be plunged, resting on their sides with the plants outwards, in ashes under a south wall, where protective litter and mats can be pro- vided when necessary. The labour of repotting is obviated by layering directly into the fruit- ing pots. On the strength of the roots forced depend very largely the magnitude and quality of the crop. FORCING. The first batch of well-ripened plant are started during December or early January. When a dozen or so of the first and strongest flowers are surely set, the remaining blossoms may be pinched off. The beds and shelves for strawberries should, of course, be placed as near to the glass as possible. MAJNUfimCr. A little good artificial manure or an applica- tion of weak liquid manure is highly benefical weekly from the time the fruits commence to swell until the first signs of colour appear, when manuring must be discontinued. GATHERING. It is an excellent plan to move the plants to a cool, well ventilated house when the most forward fruits are nearly ripe.
WATERING FORCED CROPS.
WATERING FORCED CROPS. Success depends very largely on judicious watering, since what is just enough moisture at one time may be sufficient to cause serious injury at another. Too profuse watering results in the gradual suffocation of the roots by preventing the circulation of air around them, for the respiration of roots is always stopped in water-logged soils Moreover, superabundant water induces flabby and unduly Succulent growth, exceedingly susceptible to scorching and curling on hot days. When watering is really necessary, copious supplies should be afforded, since frequently repeated sprinklings are most injurious, because they leave the lower part of the soil dry, while the upper surface is kept so moist that air cannot pass through it. As watering lowers the soil temperature, not only by evaporation, but by directly absorbing heat, tepid water should always be used for forced crops, and for the same" reason of obviating checks from sudden changes of temperature it should be applied in the morning while the temperature is rising, never at mid-day, and in the afternoon or evening only when absolutely necessary, for the night. Moisture may be indirectly supplied &t noon by damping the floors Nothing induces and encourages fungus plant diseases more than a continuously damp atmosphere, so that water should always be withheld on dull days unless the crop shows actual signs of suffering from lack of moisture. It is impos- sible to state any definite rules as to frequency of watering, but in winter, when every effort should be maae to grow stocky, haidy plants, one soaking a week will probably be sufficient, while daily watering may be necessary in autumn and spring. The best plan is to endea- vour to Kephe surface soil merely damp or loose and dryish, not .actually wet, while the roots beneath irwe abundant wafcel' If "ottom heat be provided by means of heating pipes, eare must be talseil that the under soil does not dry out while the turiace is still moist. The !| checking of growth, and the appearance of 1 more or less yellowish patches, sometimes only noticeable when leaves are held up against the light, and of wart or gland like prorusions; from the upper or under surfaces of the leaved, are certain indications of superfluity of mois- ture, and when they are observed watering must be decreased. When shoots are developed, and it is time for the flower buds to form, less moiature is necessary. If water be given freely at this period there as danger of the shoots growing on continuously without the formation of flower buis, which is best induced by a short rest interval, caused by diminishing the supply of moisture. So far as practicable, pure rain- water should be used, and it is important to keep the surface soil open an inch deep by occasionally stirring it.
PESTS OF FORCED MELONS.
PESTS OF FORCED MELONS. Weekly fumigation with tobaieqo will obviate Aphis attacks. Red spider and other mites are prevented or destroyed by keeping the house moist by syringing, and by burning badly affected leaves. It is possible to almost clear the foliage of these pests by forcible syringing. The best method of eliminating mealy bugs, which generally appear in the axils of leaves, is that of knocking them off by a hard stream of water. Mildew aitected leaves become more or less covered with mouldy, frost like patches, total destruction of the leaf often following. This disease is easily prevented or checked by carefully controlling the temperature and atmospheric moisture, and by painting the heating surfaces of the house with sulphur. The browning and partial decay of the stem just at or beneath the soil-surface, resulting in flag- ging, stopping of growth and drooping, known as I damping-off,' may be prevented by keeping. the soil dry round the stems of thu plants, by hilling them up above the surrounding level of the Boil surface, and by surrounding them ,itla silver sand with which a little sulphur is ad- mixed. A serious physiological dioea-ie is reported by Mr. L. H. Bailey, under the name 'house blight.' ft is probably superinduced by leaving the house and plants wet at aight, and is first visible as yellowish fungoi i like patches on the leaves, the affected areas soon becoming brown and dying, and the whole leaf in turn flagging and shrivelling. E. KEMP TOOGGOD, R.H.F.S., pro Toogood a.nd Sons The Royal Seed Establ shtoent, Soufchamptfi
LORD ROBERTS'S RETTTRft ARRIVAL AT COWES. The first intimation given to the huge crowd cott* gregated on the shore at Cowes to welcome hontf Lord Roberts on Wednesday that the expected vrsg about to happen, was the dressing of the guardsblP Australia and the Hoyal yacht Alberta in an encircle* ment of bunting. Suddenly, in an instant, the two ships burst into colour and a cheer went up as the long string of flags was hoisted to the mast-head. It was welconle » news. It was half-past eleven. Far away down the Solent there loomed in the distance a terra-eottv colour ftiyiiiel, and the word went round, "lies h-juse at last! J* Quietly, slowly, with impressive dignity the "18.3. moved to her mooring place. There was <;c- filse, no scurry. Here and there a man ori one of th" white-sailed fishing boats waved his hn, and 'fin.. "huzza" aa the big vessel, hardly seem; iiy, f glided by. 0 It was all sternly unemotional (says a special ooW spondent;) after the English fashion; so noinel'^ was it all, so unmarked by anything lutusu; i. when quietly she dropped her anchor her engines bad ceased izioviiig. She took up her station about 100 yards from the Australia, guardship, and about it distance from the East Cowes shore, where (J!300rnø, stands. Mr. Damant, Lloyd's agent at Cowes, it transpire"* had boarded the Canada, off Poole, at nine the bearer of a sealed despatch from the Que* troopship was then lying at anchor. Mr. Daru&O who returned at once to Cowes, reported that Lor Roberts and Miss Roberts were promenading to deck. The Field-Marshal appeared to be ii; the be* of health and m good spirits. The Canada PaSB!j/) Hurst Castle at 10.55 a.m. precisely, and it, was when she dropped anchor off Cowes. THE ISLE OF WIGHT'S WELCOME. Lord Roberts, on landing, was received Henry of Battenberg, Governor of the Is-"of \Vigb' accompanied by the Duke of Connaugir, and ",aI greeted with hearty cheering by the asset::bl.id tators. After a few minutes the party drove off. | Osborne, accompanied by an escort of tfte Ish>-» Wight Yeomanry, On the way to Osborne a b» was made at East Cowes Town Ball, where addresses of welcome were presented from inhabitant* of the island and from the local munic;p:d Then came an unexpected pleasure. L; had thought that Lord Roberts might say a v word"* As a matter of fact, he delivered quite long ajV important speech with much fire and and in a voice which, without being loua, wM-.w clear and distinct. He said 11 J "Ladies and Gentlemen,—I must, ii rt instance, most respectfully thank their Ruy"¡ Higl1' nesses for being so gracious as to nv.^f e^e my first landing on English soil fro. SoHj, Africa; and I wish to tell you all h, I am for the cordial welcome you «mve 91, me and for the kind and flattering ad^:es"»"s p sented to me by the inhabitants of the Is'e of and the district councils of Cowes and k.i-^ I wish I could think that my coming home might be accepted as a sign of immediate peace » Africa and the early return of our army ir w serV'^ there. At one time I hoped that this w-, <'d be case, but, unfortunately, hostilities still con; <■>?• a I fear that some kind friends I see around .ne consent to be separated for a little time iotujor & those who are near and dear to them. It was great regret that I left South Africa. Indeed, 1 j not think 1 ohonM. have given up my conana.,d b" f I not the most implicit confidence in my Lord Kitchener. The task which has devolved that distinguished officer is surrounded with j cnlties, partly owing to the marvellous mobility 0 t the enemy, but mainly on account of the va t aXtfi,0 and absolute barrenness of the country in which t. 0 operations are being carried on. I have sornewnt doubted whether these difficulties are sttfEoieOw appreciated by those who are unacquainted South Africa, but, believe me, they are very gre « Nevertheless we need have no fear as to the j. if we make our enemies clearly understand t" we are determined, however long the war 01 last and whatever it may cost, to bri/.g a successful issue, and not to allow the fn»'ts the past year's trials and labours to be t,byoIra away. You, ladies and gentlemen, have "-) so fully kept informed by the daily telegrams • the newspaper correspondents of the satu-ring9 nobly borne and the deeds so galla. ,ly dooo throughout the campaign that 1 am you VV not be surprised if I take this my car"ht. oppor, tunity of expressing my pride in having had command of such a magnificent arms -an j, composed of men drawn from all parts of j ,.Pire all 14, Majesty's dominions, men of whom the Empire 5 their friends may well be proud—among J admirable a spirit of camaraderie as ever exis ( The soldiers of Great Britain and the sold1 of Greater Britain have pulled together brothers fighting under one common (lag and o' j ing allegiance to one common Sovereign, and revered equally by all. These unanimous bursts of loyalty must, I think, be extremely fying to her Majesty and must, he coU, llyftl eminently satisfactory by all her Majesty's » subjects. For with our Empire firmly knit t°#e r0- we need fear no outward foe, so long as we ar0A jtv fnl ourselves to see that there is no weak P0' r0JJ our armour, I thank you all again most s;Q for the great honour you have done me," ;1\1. The speech over, there was again great chef and there were presented to Lord Robert; <t n15 iet of veterans, who had fought with him. u e- (» him, in India and in Afghanistan, all sa^ man in the Royal Reserve Regiment) being m I clothes and wearing their medals. To each aS • lie had a pleasant word to say, and to oil oa said, "God bless you," ho said, "God bleSs iØ. too," All this took place in full view of ters it1 menae assembly, and of a group of v/iirrIara^ khaki from the convalescent home who were dr > up on the other side of the road. "Y RECEPTION BY THE QUEEN. Then, while the whole island seemed fco sba^6 i^0f- shouta and the air to be full of flutter!m- h»" chiefs, the procession passed on to Osborne. the gates Lord Roberts was welcomed first by$0 members of the Royal Family, and then bY toOl Qu een. fierself in the drawing-room. The i,it;O" her #iii learn vvith the greatest satisfaction M«jeWy confer*^ in Person upon Lord K.<^ j><j earidw^ and the f5cant Garter. So Roberts diiWff ft way Wilb the Duke of Coon* e t went on board" fh9: AlberÜt « he was ,"t't' biob add the letters to those other j,ftlf have followed hiV name for nef ■. century. The Alberta hi "1 most enth off as she left the pier in tile and too,k titOi Roberts on to the Canada, whid:i was L111'd tbe, lying at anchor under Netley ftf" Canada was greeted with tremendous ? 'sl the last crowded steamboat from Cm1, to so ampton. rt-jfijp' The Duke of Connaught proceeded to S'^ ggvB? ton, and left by special train shortly afW o'clock m the evening, to take part in if the ception of Lord Roberts at Paddington and 1 subsequent Buckingham Palace cereinol) HONOURS FOR LORD ROBKft'XSj The Queen has been pleased, it is ollicialv /^jtb fied, to confer the dignity of an Ear!do'11 special remainder) upon Field-Marshal Roberts, V.C., K.P. ye tilt Her Majesty has also been pleased to flpptØ V* appointment of Field-Marshal Lord R K.P., to be a Knight of the Order of the I -r-: et.st
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