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THE ROY ALL VISIT 13 WALES. OUR numerous readers are reminded that with our next issue we shall publish a FULL and COMPLETE ACCOUNT of the visit of their Royal Highnesses the PRINCE and PRINCESS of WALES to the Principality. With the same issue we shall present purchasers of the paper with an illustrated supplement in commemoration of the auspicious event. The papers will be despatched from the head office by the mail train on Saturday morning, and will be on sale at all newsagents at an early hour. ■ ♦ THE ceremony of the installation of the PRINCE OF WALES as Chancellor of the University of Walesi as our many readers are already aware, will take place at Aber- ystwyth on Friday next. The PRINCESS OF WALES, together with the PRINCESSES VICTORIA and MAUD, will accompany the PRINCE, and the Royal party will travel by Great Western Railway, leaving Padding- zn ton by special train on Thursday, and travelling from Welshpool by the Cambrian Railways system to Machynlleth, being entertained by the Dowager Marchioness of LONDONDERRY. The next morning they will continue their journey to Aberystwyth for the installation. Cards of invitation from H.R.H. the Chancellor and the Members of the University of Wales have been issued to the Governors and Council- lors of the various Colleges forming the University of Wales, and to a large number of the leading and public men of the Princi- pality, requesting the honour of their presence at a congregation of the Cniversity to be held in Aberystwyth on Friday, June 26th, at 12.MO p.m., for the purpose of the installation of the Chancellor. The Reception Committee has secured accom- modation for a large number of intending visitols at the various hotels and lodging- houses at Aberystwyth and Borth. The whole of Borth Hotel has been secured, and among those who will stay at this com- modious hotel are Lord and Lady WINDSOR (Mayor and Mayoress of Cardiff). The members of the University will wear morn- ing dress, graduate members of the Univer- sity will wear Academic costume. Mayors will wear their official robes, and students of the University their University or College gowns. The veil that hung over the proceedings of the University Court in the matter of honorary degrees has at last, so we are informed, been lifted, and the names of the recipients of the honour are now before the public. Much of the secrecy observed by the authorities was due to uncertainty as to whether those whom the Senate had in the first instance recommended would be able to attend the function. It was origin- ally intended not to confer any degrees in absentia, and as the Chancellors of at least three Universities hold some of the most responsible posts in the present Govern- ment, it was felt that it would be almost impossible to secure the attendance of these distinguished men at so short a notice and at so inconvenient a, time. It is quite as well, however, that, as the final outcome oi the negotiations, it has been found practic- able to grant only five degrees. For in each case there can be no quesbon of the appropriateness of the honom. The University naturally bestows its first de- gree upon its Chancellor, who will grace- fully enough, as his first official act, confer the degree of Doctor in Music upon the PRI:;CE.HS OF WALKS. The other three recipient; of degrees will be Mr. GLADSTONE, Lord HI:nscHKLL, and Lord SPENCER. Mr. G"LADsToxE'a name was, it will be remem- bered, the first-mentioned in connee ion with the Chancellorship, but it was felt at the time that the life-long services ten- dered to Welsh education by the late Lord ABERDARE were so great as to make it impossible to pass him over even for so distinguished a man as Mr. GLADSTONE. But the fact that Mr. GLADSTONE was named for the Chancellorship, and that he was Prime Minister when the University received its charter, makes the conferment of an honorary degree upon him a pecu- liarly appropriate act. As he will doubt- less have to make a speech after the luncheon, his presence will lend a distinc- tion to the occasion from an oratorial point of view, which nothing else would have given. The Welsh correspondent to the Manchester Guardian confesses in a recent article how curious and amusing it is that the University of Wales should thus be honouring the veteran statesman at a time when the Welsh Nonconformist Press is excitedly girding at him on account of his letter on the validity of Anglican orders. Lord HERSCHELL is honoured as the repre- sentative of the University to which Wales has owed most in the past, and in the degree examinations of which the Welsh Colleg-es have a brilliant record. Lord SPENCER, as Chancellor of Victoria, repre- sents the youngest sister University, and one which, in its constitution and organisa- tion. has more in common with the Univer- sity of Wales than any other. Although the wisdom of the proposal to grant honorary degrees at so early a stage in the career of the University was doubted bysome people, still, it was recognised that some- thing ought to be done to give as much distinction as possible to the visit of the PRrxcE OF WALES and to the ceremony of the installation, and it is gratifying to know that things so far have ended so satisfactorily. On the 27th the Royal party will proceed to Cardiff, travelling via Moat Lane Junc- tion, Three Cocks. Talyllyn, and Merthyr. No stoppages will be made except for change of locomotives as the train passes from one company's line on to another. The Great Western Railway Company have built a fine new saloon of extraordinary dimensions, and upholstered with the most exquisite taste for this special journey, and last week, what the engineer's call a templet—that is, a model of the coach, was sent over the route for the purpose of test- ing the capability of bridges, tunnels, &c., for its passage without the least risk of danger at any point. 4

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ABERYSTWYTH.

BORTH.

MACHYNLLETH. -

LLANSANTFFRAID.

CRIGGION.

!WELSHPOOL.

MEIFOD,

IFORDEN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.…

FORDEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

CHIRBURY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.

PERSONAL,

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