tfiE ROYAL VISIT to WALES. Continued from the Illustrated Supplement. ISAMBARD OWEN. THE SENIOR DEPUTY CHANCELLOR. Owen was born on December 28th, of c ,at Chepstow in Monmouthshire, but he is b.. rnarvonshire descent. His early education 1'e at ceWed at the College, School, Gloucester, and Ceedosal School. Lancashire, after which he pro- to tbe Downing College, Cambridge, and thence L01¡d St. George s Hospital Medical School in tk Among his academic distinctions he has a lhe degrees of M. A. and of M.I). of Cambridge of r fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians Post f?' In his professional capacity he fills the the j? ^ysician to St. George's Hospital, Dean of et»cal School, and Lecturer on Medical Juris- the Ilee. He is also the Honorary Secretary to Branch of the British Medical CymSati°n- He ,s a lllember of the Council of the a.ti lntodorion Society, and also that of the Sighnai, Eisteddfod Association. The cause of ^'lacation in Wales has in a special degree tile ln lllm otK> <>f its leading exponents. When Sat)carter of the University of Wales received the i^.°f the Government. Dr Isambard Owen's Ce^ 88'in the work which he had begun did not appQi the registrar of the University was ltis 01llted. He acted as honorary registrar amid fotjjjcj '.er multifarious and absorbing duties he to transact the business of the Univer- ptopo a'es with marvellous skill. It was first 0ftii s^(l that Mr liathbone should occupy the place 0f 0l" Deputy Chancellor, but that veteran Of education absolutely declined on account years aad suggested the name of Dr \Jf tho Owen. Dr Owen at first would not hear iijjj tIs honour, bur the Court unanimously elected <1.1 0" It,. and no better choice could have been Since his appointment to the position of teveal" Beputy Chancellor of the University he has ^be a"ain and again that he possesses in the 4^ degree the qualities of a good chairman, (tto 18 reputation a-s a speaker of note is well wn. J) THE EX-MAYOR. Harries, whose portrait we give in the IV rated supplement, is a native of Llaueast, near Pembrokeshire. He was educated at lUaljfi r^west College, and took bis necessary Cations in the year 1871, starting in practico Hij firystvvyth in the following year. In 1877, ship .Poetising at this town, he took the Fellow- Royal College of Surgeons of England, Of 1892 the Membership of the Royal College Of IIbYSlclans of London. With the sole exception intervals of resignation he has been a Jears er t'ie Town Council for the past eighteen e was Mayor of the town for the years ^itil during which term of office ho was to^ respousible for introducing capital into the Q¡et¡t' is represented by the vast improve- rs D now approaching completion. He was also to^ eaTis of bringing the electric light into the ^Ppl COIlsti'uction of the Plynlimon water ^8 tti anc' ^as always been foremost in improv- it" e sanicaiT condition of the town. In his of ex-mayor he has ably supported the ^tri^l^the arduous duties that have fallen to his r*ng the past months. Ji ALEXANDRA HALL OF RESIDENCE FOR WOMEN STUDENTS. '1' DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING. Wief6 blowing sketch will give our readers a ^8i(j c'escription of the building:—The Hall of fy(>0 etce wlien completed is intended to provide fye ftl°dation for about 200 young ladies. The UQ admirable one. It abuts upon the a<^e Awards its north end, with its principal 8helte t'le sea» °Pen to fc'le sea breezes, and in the rear from the north and east by !Si aQ!l°„u Hill and its accessories, which not only b&a 8^elt;er, but an evergreen open space. As Mifl forms almost a semi-circle, with the Castle Qlversity at its southern end, the Hall of tjj etlCe will "form an equally prominent feature r'°rthern end of the bow, and the two great Nid na* establishments of Aberystwyth will 4 out as the culminating features of the place. W.Portion of the buildings now completed ^itki^es in itself accommodation for 100 students fta fthe necessary staff and the common rooms. The fining hall, 70 by 30, the kitchen offices and tile Accommodation being oil a sufficient scale for t^c°tnplete building. The principal facade faces a, and has a frontage of 180ft., of which a of 118ft., has been built. The b-iilding stories in height, and is built of the beautiful of the district, coursed and hammer- wu fa6e," Cornices and dressings, and the IWc Windows, and gables of the well-known free stone. The entrance doorway, placed clgg *he centre of the completed front, consists of recessed archway, forming an outerporch, SU actual door of entrance sheltered under it. R^in^8 a projecting bay of the front, carried 6 k a twin bay beside it, to the full height of and crowned with a Jow irregular *Q *ts feH°w- Above the archway of f^theCe is a handsome oriel window, and -windows %(..indents' rooms. At the south end of this 4J:1¡IS a similar projecting bay, or rather two t tlr: bYR, carried up similarly to the full height Gilding, and finished with like gables. The « ^iff however, of the frontage of these gables l of1"611'' ^rom that of the central one, and con- ''hej ,0 coupled bay windows of three stories j. of which the lower windows light the tb Inlng hall; those on the first floor the library, r thn°Se on the second two of the larger studies. :lJ.e 08e gables stand 15 feet in front of the ridge kiiio^16 main roof, tiiey cannot fail to form a (IJ.trqJf Mature in the composition between. The Sables and those at the southern end of the SQjj. la a slightly recessed frontage or wiugof some (j^Va°r lnore iu length, with windows of three oOr each to the drawing rooms of the ground bov'e Ild groups of windows to the students' rooms Pt\)1I. etIl. Crowned with a mausard roof, with an qtlt¡\) PIece roofed in copper, which i.i the firm t^ifi 0 of Aberystwyth will at no distant time vNss f lovely tint of green. The recessed por- the front is enclosed with a handsome aQfl a little iron balc-onnettesfor flowers are tt1.re n there provided. A similar wing may at a Jth a time be erected beyond the central gable ^hgj^^ilar recessed wing, varied in detail, and lh Cn t'le eni^ with a gable or tower or some t Q^anding feature. The general arrange- ?the the plan therefore consists of a main front Sfia> with a projecting centre and ends, and \bf recessed central wings in the rear of this. °c'cs are projected, and three are contem- M0'/cvming two large conrt yards in rear, j/Vv 1* 0n,7 at their ends by buildings one storey tb\\1J.ta.1 t. The central of these blocks is depart- anil sanitary, and the main staircase is sanitaiT block, which takes the form achcd tower, approached from each floor by ^•. Tne southern block is occupied by the 1^6 ball) a room 70 by 30, exceeding in V majority of the Oxford and Cambridge great double bay windows to the sea, ()t (Iows to the court yards. Entering by the you come into a porch, with a small A l1?031' to tbe left of it, and in front the f a^lcaso and hall, combined with a side e.> cloak rooms b^Vond, av.d the matron's 0 \yif.i Co- 10 a projecting window into tlio hall, and ^CiQ^^anding the whole. On the right is a 6 c0jj3 Corridor, with deep recesses, lighted from yard, and giving access to three drawing OOlld acing to the front and the dining hall "^vitli a service passage leading to the the second staircase. I n the block now rooms large and small together, miNs e as oue> an^ the bath rooms and store 0 stUrfCh as one> rooms ai-e* provided for the tOl,lorients' us'3" ^bis includes the studies, the s^lI(iies, the study bedrooms, and the single in each consideration has been given to sj Pt' them to the purpose, each or almost roorn having its own fire place, 145 n provided for 150 rooms. The stair- aH passages of entrance are fire-proof C*<at'and in addition the passages are V^ts external walls. The sanitary arrange- 'CSt-e Jf b,een carefully worked out. The con- the servants has not been over-looked, )¡f alJ room. kitchen, and all the workrooms k is floor, while a coal and luggage tv 1(^ed, as well as store rooms for luggage, ^enj.00lns for drying clothes, and other modern 5cos- tJoPa.rtcent addition of the Secondary Training to t'lri College is a further point of im- Pletn' Slaco women-students are now able to th ^'19 orclinaiT academic course by special Sh^edo- 0Or^ ancl practice of education, a sound 61se wbich is very rightly held to be of ^^eadd c'ie intending teacher. It may V^th^ t^le expenditure about to take VQtlditi Go!1.e"0 buiJ'' ings will largely improve f,10ns °** teaching. This affects the women with the men. P°3sible to build this new Hall without S? easiin6avy "abilities, one or more fresh wings J thf> e added, as required, to keep pace ifc .^rovvth in numbers. 8 Mth' ^esirable new Hall will probably an undesirable drag, in the form of a large debt, and it becomes a serious question whether a restriction will net soon have to be placed on a number of resident women-students admitted to the College. If so, the usefulness of Aberystwyth, as a staunch supporter of the cause of women's education, will be most undesirably checked and limited. But the share of the Pfeiffer Bequest was an unexpected windfall, and the future may hold yet better things in store. THE DECORATIONS AT MACHYNLLETH were undertaken by Messrs. Legg, of Birmingham, and were personally superintended by Mr. G. W. Legg. In the station yard the approaches had been enlivened by a free display of coloured bunt- ing, flags, &c., and at the entrance to the station yard au evergreen arch had been erected in com- plete harmony with the whole of the other decora- tions. Outside the yard and immediately on a line with the wall of the National School a massive triple arch had been erected, and was decorated with royal inedalious, Danish and Prince of Wales' shields, cross of flags, intersected with flowers and evergreens. The main structure was relieved by lattice with a crimson ground, which is a new feature in street decoration. It bore the mottoes, Croesaw i Fachvnlleth," Welcome to Machyn- lleth." Three arches had been erected, one of which was near the Church, and in addition to the words Denmark and England," it bore the following mottoes, God bless the Royal Family," bendithio y Teulu Brecinol." Two small arches had also been constructed on the bank above the Cottage Hospital, one near to the en- trance to Dr. A. O. Davics's house, and the other alongside the office of Messrs. Gillart Bros. The third large arch was erected in Pentrerhedyn street, and like the others was composed of ever- greens, flags, shield, &c., it bore the following words, God bless the Queen," "Duw fendithio y Frenines." The fourth and last arch was erected at the end of Maengwyn street near to the Work- house, composed of evergreens, Ac., and bore the words" Long life to the Plas family," "Hir oes i deulu y Plas." The streets leading from the Station to the Plas and beyond the Clock Tower were lined with Venetian masts and festoons of flags. Each mast was tipped with sets of flags having their staff ends resting on national shields. The effect of the various coloured flags and banners, mingled with the green tints of the trees that line the streets was exceptionally pretty, and in the evening when the trees had their branches weighted with lighted fairy lamps the scene was as romantic as one could well desire. The canopy in front of the clock tower, whore the royal party were presented with an address of welcome, had a white top with Venetian masts, blue and old gold lining, blue and old gold callancies, crimson curtains relieved with royal arms in gold. On the top a Danish and Masonic shield, two Prince of Wales' plumes on plush ovals, also plush lining in front, and the platform covered in crimson. Amongst the list of private house decorations the following were worthy of note :—The National and Provincial Bank of England—trophies of flags, royal shields, and the windows out-lined with coloured fairy lamps on the top heavy festoons along to the corners, with festoons of flags underneath. The London and Provincial Bank had groups of flags, royal standards and shields, crimson draperies hanging from the windows, and these also outlined with lamps. The Lion Hotel had a pretty assortment of flags and evergreens, and the white lion on the porch was backed by a trophy of flags, which set off tne rows of brilliant flowers below. The pillars of tbe porch were neatly entwined with ivy. Gaily coloured lamps shed their light on this arrangement, and the whole formed a pretty show. Over the yard way an arch had been erected fof evergreens, etc. Perhaps the chief point of attraction was the old Parliament House of Owain Glyndwr, situate opposite the Town Hall. Under the patronage of Mr and Mrs Ruck, of Pantllydwr, the old building had been made to look smart under its lavish arrangement of evergreens, flowers, etc. It was topped with a white flag, bearing a "griffen" in red, and at its base a crown was fixed. In bold lettering on a crimson ground the following inscription was raised over the first storey-" Owain Glyndwr, 1402—1896 Albert Edward." A side shield of crimson cloth bore the following :—" For Saxon or Dane or Norman we Teuton or Celt or whatever we be, we are each all Dane in our welcome to thee Alexandra." At the Wynnstay Arms there were groups of national flags, with a silver plume of feathers, crimson drapery and festoons of flags and evergreens. In the porch a number of Chinese lanterns had been hung and fairy lamps also found a place along the porch. Miss Ffoulkes Jones had her residence decorated with Venetian masts, groops and festoons of flags. The shop front of Mr. Henry Lewis bad a Prince of Wales plume, royal arms and streamers. At the office of Messrs. Evans and Gillart, groups of flags had been tastefully arranged on the front and at night they were illuminated with fairy lamps. At the residence of Mr. David Evans, ther., were arranged royal arms, Danish and Prince of Wales shields, outlined with coloured lamps along the window. The Glyndwr Arms showed a num- ber of flags and shields, and at the Blue Bell there were groups of flags, royal arms, Danish shields, with crimson drapery and national flags hung out at the window. Londonderry House (Mr. John Lewis's) was decorated with Union Jacks, ever- greens, etc., and prominent on a shield of gold was the Welsh leek- the national emblem. Many of the other houses in the town were brilliantly de corated with flags, etc. The arch erected near to Mr. Gillart's office bore the words" Hen wlad ein Tadaw and Cymru am Byth." Mr. Joseph Evans bore all the expense of its construction. THE ILLUMINATIONS. Bonfires were lighted on the Penrallt, Wylfa, and the Common on Friday evening and lit up the country for miles around. The timber for the con- struction of the bonfires was supplied by Major Bonsall, the Marchioness (D) of Londonderry, and Mr Joseph Evans (Fronygog). The town itself was brilliantly illuminated and hundreds of persons paraded the streets to view the illuminations and watch the burning fires on the hill tops. STREET DECORATIONS AT ABERYSTWYTH. The decorating cf the streets of tie town was taken in hand by Messrs Piggott Bros, under the personal superintendence of Mr Ingle. The style of decorations was pretty and a marked feature of the whole was the harmony of the colours. In Terrace road near to the railway station there was an artistic arch consisting of two royal groups of masts each surmounted with crowns and budt on pedestals. Between these groups and across the road was arranged a motto bearing the words Welcome to Aberystwyth." These groups were decoratad with heraldic shields and National flags. Terrace road and Marine terrace wera decorated with Venetian masts on both sides of the roadway, each having large banners, heraldic shields con- nected with bannerets across and along the streets. At the end of Terrace road and entering the Marine terrace was erected an artistic arch bearing on the one side the words "A hearty greyingand on the other side" God save the Que d." At the junction of Portland street and Terrace road there was a flower canopy consisting of four high Venetian masts arranged at the four' corners with garlands of flower festoons looped up in the centre of the road from each mast. In the centre of the canopy was suspened a large basket of variegated flowers. Portland street had Venetian masts arranged on both sides of the road, and connected with lines of national flags, and gar- lands of artificial flowers. Queen's Road and Laura Place had Venetian masts on both sides, and these were connected with double rows of festoons and streamers. In North Parade there was a series of Royal lances embellished with Prince of Wales' plumes, artificial flowers aud baskets of flowers being suspended between them. At night the trees in North Parade were illuminated with a large number of Yauxball aud Chinese lanterns. At. the junction of North Parade and Great Darkgate Street there was suspended a large Royal crown canopy, 60 feet in circumference, embellished with variegated flowers, floral wreaths, and large baskets of flowers, having coats of arms panelled around it. Great Darkgate street wore a profusion of streamers and bunting, floral decorations being suspended from the buildings on both sides of the street. Large flags run from the corner of the buildings to the clock tower, with a Union Jack floating from the tower. At night the tower was outlined with numerous coloured lamps and lanterns. On each side of Pier Street Venetian masts had been fixed on pedestals, and were connected with fes- toons of artificial floral work. In New Street there were lines of large flags fixed on the buildings, and hung across the street. The Police Station, North aud°South Wales Bank, the Pier Pavilion, Promen- ade, Pier Cliff Railway, and a large number of private houses were tastefully decorated by Messrs Lego- & Co., Birmingham, in conjunction with Messrs M. H. Davies & Sons, Aberystwyth. Among the private decorations on the Victoria Marine Parade was an appropriate one at Plynlymon House, where, in addition to about a dozen flags, a buxom Welsh damsel in a tall hat and home-spun linsey sat on a platform over the doorway with a trippie Welsh liarp on one side and an antique Welsh flax spinning wheel on the other. TH K MARQUE was 120 feet in width with a span of 85 feet. On the south side the royal dais was fixed, approached by a flight of three broad steps. In the centre of the marquee with the Court and around the entire structure was arranged galleries for the spectators. The roof and side was lined with art drapery of the Welsh national colour, and the centre supports were decorated with large heraldic shieds, bearing the Welsh national flag in the centre. The robing and retiring rooms in the Town Hall were neatly furnished, and were arranged with every necessary accommodation. Altogether the decorations in the marquee were lavish in their character DECORATIONS ALONG THE LINE. At Glandovey Station evergreens had been entwined along the wire running the whole length of the station raised above the top of the wooden rails. Flags were also erected on each platform, and the little station was made to look quite gay. At Bow Street the decorations were on a larger scale. An arch of evergreens had been erected across the line and on botn platforms. There was a liberal display of flags. Aberystwyth station as might have been expected was gaily decorated with trophies of flags, shields, standards, evergreens, all combining to make an exceptionally pretty show, and reflecting mnh credit upon the firm who took the work in hand. THE LUNCHEON. The luncheon iu connection with the installation of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales as Chancellor of the University of Wales, at Aberyst- wyth, was supplied by Messrs. Lissetter and Co., of Birmingham. The viands and serving staff were taken, from Birmingham by special train on Thurs- day. Covers were laid for 550 guests, and there was a supplementary luncheon for the Volunteers forming the guard of honour. THE POLICE ARRANGEMENTS. The police regulations issued by Chief Constable Howell Evans for the visit of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales and Princesses Victoria and Maud to Aberystwyth 011 Friday were most complete, and ample provision was made in all directions. In addition to sections of the Glamorganshire, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, and the local police, a number of men from H.M.S. Hermione and H.M.S. Bellona, lying anchored in the bay, members of the Naval Reserve, and fire- men were on duty in the town, together with the Pembrokeshire aud Breconshire Volunteers and the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, under Capt. R. W. Williams-Wynn. The various sections of the Glamorganshire Constabulary were in charge of Superintendent James Thornev and Inspector Thomas. The Carmarthenshire men were in charge of Superintendent W. Picton Phillips, and the Swan- sea detachment in charge of Inspector David Davies. Twelve mounted police, including ten from Glamor- ganshire with Captain Scott, of Carmarthenshire, and Chief Constable Howell Evans, were amongst those on duty. The foot police paraded at 10 a.m. at the Board School, and they were told off to their respective beats by Deputy Chief Constable Williams, who, after having seen that the men were properly posted, proceeded to Smithfield road, and there assisted in forming the carriages for the Royal procession. He also, after the carriages were brought up into line in the railway yard, directsd the visitors to the carriages alloted to them. The mounted police paraded in Smithfield road at 10.30 a.m., when they were instructed uy the Chief Con- stable as to their duty and the position they were to take in the procession. The tire brigade men also paraded at the board school at 10.30 a.m., so as to receive the necessary instructions from their senior officer, who was in command. Four detective officers were on duty in the crowd, including- two from Liverpool, one from Manchester, and one from Birmingliam. Particular care was taken that no carts or carriages of any description (except the horses and carriages forming tho procession) were allowed on the lines of route until their Royal Highnesses passed through such streets respectively. The police coming from Glamorganshire, Carmar- thenshire, and Swansea were provided with re- freshments at the board school. The Naval Reserve men paraded near the board school at 10.30 to receive their instructions from the officer in com- mand. Some ten or twelve members belonging to the Aberystwyth branch of the St John Ambu- lance Association, having so kindly offered their services on the 26th, were distributed in the town as follows :—Two at the police station, two near the railway station, two in North Parade-square, two at the top of Lower Portland street, and two at the installation marquee. When the installation ceremony was over the two stationed at the marquee proceeded to King street, and the two at Portland street took up a position near the luncheon pavilion. The other four proceeded to the Marine terrace, while the remaining two remained on reserve duty at or near the police station. These men were distinguished by their badges, and the police admitted them inside the barriers, so as to be ready in case of their services being required. Members of the Press, committee, and officials wearing badges were admitted by the police to the marquee and pavilion without being called upon to produce their tickets. The extra police drafted into the town for duty on the occasion totalled 184, and were made up as follows :—Glamorganshire 82, viz., two superintendents, one inspector, and 80 men; Carmarthenshire 42, viz., two superintendents and 40 men; Swansea borough 21, viz., one inspector and 20 men Cardiganshire 35, viz., one chief- constable, one superintendent, one inspector, and 32 men. Detectives—Liverpool two, Birmingham one, and Manchester one. Sleeping accommodation was provided for the police in military tents, kindly lent for the occasion by the Secretary of State for War, and erected iu a field at the rear of the Town-hall. A WELSH COSTUME FOR THE PRINCESS OF WALES. Messrs D. Jones and Sons, tailors, Penrhiwpal, have made a dress of real Welsh flannel for the Princess of Wales. The material is supplied by Messrs Tyler and Co., wollen manufacturers, Gernos Mills, near Llandyssul, the Princess having ex- pressed a wish to have a real Welsh costume. The dress comprises a pais a gwn bach, with aprons and sleeves, and the traditional Welshwomen's high hat. MR. GLADSTONE'S VISIT. Mr Gladstone left Hawarden for Aberystwyth about noon on Thursday, and travelled bv special train via Wrexham and Ellesmere. He was accom- panied by Mrs Gladstone and Mrs W. H. Gladstone (who acted as train-bearer to the Princess of Wales). During his stay at Aberystwyth Mr Gladstone was the guest of Lord Rendel at Laura Place. In reply to a letter expressing the extreme pleasure and gratification which his presence at' the ceremony would give to the whole of Wales. Mr Gladstone wrote to the Principal of Aberystwyth College as followsHarwarden, June il, 1896. Dear Sir, J have to thank you for your most kind letter, and to assure you that it gives me pleasure to testify, by however slight an act on this occasion, my sincere interest in the welfare of Wales and of'the Univer- sity, and to pay a due respect to the Prince and Princess of Wales in their judicious aud patriotic purpose. I remain, my dear sir, faithfully yours, W. i. GLADSTONE." Mr Gladstone was enthusiastically cheered by the large and fashionable compa.ny assembled at the Welshpool Railway Station, when he passed tjirough at half past four o clock. The Grand Old Man, who looked well, was pleased at the heartiness of the reception accorded him, and waved his hand in re- sponse as the train passed through the station. ARRANGEMENTS ON THK LINE. Though no special arrangements were made for watching the train during its journey over the Cambrian Railways system a flagman was stationed at every level crossing and at every footwav cross- ing the line. For this work one hundred and eleven men were required. Inspector Charles, of the Permanent Way Staff, had the arrangements in hand, and he drafted in for the work the plate- layers from hitchurcli down, including those from the Llanfyllin and Kerry branches. The men had special instructions in regard to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from crossing the line, and were also provided with detonators. About thirty men were ou duty at Welshpool and Machynlleth as protectors of the Royal train. A DISTINGUISH ED COMPANY AT THE INSTALLATION. VL/LL LIST OF INVITED GUESTS. The following were, with but few exceptions, present at the installation ceremonv on Friday: Lady Rendel, Earl and Countess Carrington, Bishop and Mrs Edwards, Vice.Chance))or of the Victoria University, Dean of Durham, Vice- Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord and Lady Llangattock, Sir William Harcourt, Lord and Lady Kenyon, Lord and Lady Kensington, Lord and Lady Aberdare, Bishop of Bangor and Miss Lewis Lloyd, the Larland Countess of Lisburne, the Right Hon A and Miss Mundella, the Right Hon A H D and Mrs Aclaud, Lord and Lady Raglan, Lord aud Lady Wimborne, Mrs Gladstone, Ladv Spencer, Lady Iierschell, Lady Wodehouse, the" Lord-Lieutenant of Cardiganshire and Mrs Davies-Evans, the Marquis of Londonderry, the Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, Lady Alexandine Beaumont, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, Lord Henry Vane-Tempest, Lord Harlech, Lord and LadyPenrhyn, Sir Charles Hall, Mr Ruben Sassoon, Mr Newton Apperloy, the Lord Lieutenant of Haverfordwest, Sir Watkin and Lady Williams-Wynn. the Lord Lieutenant of Merioneth, Right Hon W E Gladstone, Earl Spencer, Lord Herschell, Mr G J Sparrell, Mr J P Poatgate, Mr E A Sonuenocheem, Mr Wm Hartley, Mr R T Glazebrook, Mr W. C. Unwin, Mr 4 D Hicks, Mr Edward Davies, Mr Lewis Dix, Mr F Pruan, the following members of the Court— Rev T C Edwards, (Bala), Earl of Powis, Prof John Rhys, Sir Lewis, Morris, Di Isambard Owen, Lady Verney, Miss E P Hughes, Rev E Herber Evans, Rev G Hartwell Jones, Hon George T Kenyou, Mr D Brynmor Jones, Mr F W A Roche, Rev LI Edwards, jft- Gwilym Evans, Prof D C J-nes, Mr T C Lewis, Mr D P Wil- liams, Mr J E Powell (Wrexham), Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., Rev Aaron Davies (Cardiff), Alderman J J Griffiths (Pontypridd), Mr T E Ellis, M.P., Alder- man Edwin Grove, Mr J D James ( Blackwood), Mr T Parry (Caerleon), Mr A C Humphreys-Owen M.P., Rev W Evans M.A., Mr R Martin," Mr W liathbone, Mr W Cadwaludr Davies, Mr P' P Pennant, Principal Reichei, Mr Owen 0wen M.A., Mr 11 Bulkelev Price. Archdeacon of Bangor, Prof Gray M.A., Mr" J E Lloyd, Prof Phillips, Prof Rhys Roberts, Sir James Ilills-Johnes, Rev T Mortimer Green, Dr Edward Jones, Principal Roberts, Alder- man Ffoulkes Roberts, Mr R D Roberts (Cambridge), ill- Williams, H.M.I., Profs Angus, Brough, Ains- worth Davis, Ethe (Aberystwyth College), Lord Tredegar, Archdeacon of Llaudaff, Prin Viriamu Jones, Rev John Morgan Jones (Cardiff). Rev James Douglas Walters, Mr Lewis Williams (Cardiff), Profs Tanner, Thompson, Powel, Vaughan (Cardiff), Prof 0 M Edwards, Mr C Morgan, Mr Pinkerton, Mr D E Jones, Prof Edward Edwards, Rev W J Davies (Llandudno), Mr Lewis Jones (Bangor), Prof Anwyl, Mr C Owen (Cardigan), Rev Silas Morris (Bangor), Mr J Young Evans. Miss A Perman, Miss Foxall, Mr Glynn Williams, Rev E Phillip Howell, Mr Tom John, Miss Annie Rule, Mr Lewis D Jones, Profs Arnold, Barker, Bowderf, Dobbie, Elliott, Tvssil. Evans. Gibson, J A Green, Go vise, Herford. H M Hughes, J Morris Jones, J \V Keeble, D M Lewis, A G Little, J S Mackenzie, Tom Parry. W. Parker. Parry, Richards, Snape, Foster Watson, White. Trow, Raymont, Hughes, Conway, Howard, Ilaycroft. Harrison, Geo Morgan, J. Gwynne Jones, Miss F A Evans, Professors W Jenkyn Jones, Miss Johnson, Dr Leslie Roberts, Rev W D Jones. MrJ Dawson Roberts, Miss Richards, Mr Hopkins, Mr Sawtell, Miss E Bickle, Mr Perchybridge, Dr J Evans, Mr Jenkyn Thomas, Miss Alice Williams, Mr J H John- stone, Mr J E P Davies, Mr J W Marshall. Mr J A Jenkins, Dr R Jones, Mr T J Williams, Dr Hugh Jones, Messrs W J Johnstone, J Pentis Williams, Sydenham Jones, M 0 Edwards, Miss Ward, Dr Stephens, Rev G Morris, Mr E L Jones, Miss Jones, Rev J E Hugnes, Mr D R Harris, Mr F LI Jones, Miss Biggs, Messrs J Thomas, T B Davies, E Wynne Parry, Miss G M Thomas, Mr D O Davies, Mr Thos Williams, Miss E Healey, Dr W Williams, Dr J B Roberts, Mr J W Hall, Mr Thomas, RevE Edwards, Mr R E Morris, Prof Warrington, Rev O Davies, Prof Brig-house, Mr J V Walley, Mr F W Moorman, Mr J A Murray, Miss Mortimore, Miss Nicklin, Mr J Clark, Mr A Aver, Miss Flick, Mr D E P Perman, Mr E Taylor Jones, Mrs Keith Douglas, Mr T G Owen, Mr Griffiths, Rev T B William's, Mr R Wil- liams, Rev R J Rees, Mr Curtis. Rev M Griffiths, Mr T M Gabbett, Prof E J Lloyd, Mr W S Jones, Mr T Middleton, Mr W T Page, Rev J Williams, Dr Griffiths, Miss A Rowlands, Mr H Davies, Mr D Jenkins. Mr D T Griffiths, Mr T A Shegog. Dr A Thomas, Miss Hester Davies, Mrs M L Williams, Rev Robert Williams, Mr R E Hughes, Dr C E G Simmons, Mr A B Sulley, Mr Joliffe. Lady Jenkins. Lady Hughes. Mrs Lloyd Cardiff College Court Evan Jones. Dan Lewis. S R Young, Rev C Aveliffe Rev M Tuttyn, Jenkin Hill, John Edwards, W North. M Roberts, Jones, R W Jones. Rev J Jones, J. To'tvyn Jones, Rev D Y onng, Rev Francis Foster, J E Jones, J Griffiths, Rev Thomas Williams, Councillor W Davies, Dr E Wallace, Howell Powell. H N Davies, Headmaster of Brecon College, Rev D Evans, W B Jones, J G Thomas, J Roberts, Sir Robert Morris, W Morgan. J m- Mithigan Cardiff College Council-John Powell, Jonathan Davies, J F McLure, S M Jones, Ll Davies, H Swell, D Davies, E M Davies, William Buckley, Rev S Row- land Jones, T M Newbury, ,T How, 11 annal Williams, H Davies-Smith, R Rogers, John Evans, D Price Davies, Colonel Picton Evans, T H Culley, J D Thomas, Rev John Davies, Rev W Morris, W Sambrooke, Rev W F Evans, Rev T Freeman. Mrs Tathem Thompson, Dr R Harding, Rev 0 L Roberts, Mr W L Daniel, James Jones, Moses Wheeler, Richard Morgan, Rev Escott Sweet, Warden Llandovey College, Councillor J. Staker, Rhys Davies, Councillor w Williams, Mr R W Jones, Alderman David Homes Aber- ystwyth College Court -J Lewis, J Smout, W 0 Elias, Dr Evan Evans, ^j)r J Powell, Ivor Evans, R T Jones, Edwin Jones, Thomas Jo les, Thomas Thomas, J P Jones, J Corbett, Owen Price, C E Richardson, W A Peters, J Lewis, Richard Rees, William Vaughan, D Terfy Jones, A M Dobell, Wm Morton, Evan Evans, Charles Lloyd, Rev J Williams, D H James, Jobli Thoma3, Thos Owens, E V DavieS, B. Lloyd-Lewis, Rev J M Griffiths, Miss Marsh, Sir J N Szlumper, T Lumley Davies, Archdeacon Protheroe, Rev T A Penry, Thos Gee, W Williams, D Samnels, Miss C Joues, Job Miles, Rev R Roberts, Dr Williams, R Richards, Alder- man Edward Davies, J R Rees, R Williams Edwd Griffiths, Charles E Howell, Joseph Thomas, T J Williams, T E Williams, L J Roberts Rev W Thomas, Miss Ada Thomas, Robert Evans, H. Herbert, J M Howell, Rev A Jordan, R. Llovd J S Lawrie, E Bryan, Ll Hughes, C R Jones, E D W Jones, J Hughes Jones, W'Davies, Dr Jones Morris, Dr Edward Price, W G Dodd, Dr John Roberts, D Pritchard, R D Evans, D Arthur Hughes, W Stourton, J L Muspratt, J p W Thorn- ton Jones, W R Jones, Capt G Lewis H I Kin, Rev D Rees, G H Ellison, Rev Canon'David Evans, E Williams, J Gwynne Jones, G R Jenkins, E Griffiths, Robert Hughes, Isgoed O Jones, J C Evans, Morgan Davies, Dr C E Humphreys, D J Evans, Miss Florence E Jones, Miss Watkin, Mrs Glyn Dayies, W Hogg, Dr MacCormack, S D Orme, T Morgan Owen and Mrs Owen Mrs Gwen Jones, E. Price Morgan, Mrs Robert Davies, with senate, Indine Barbier. Mrs Borsdorf, Mrs Elliott. Mrs Gibson, Miss Trubner, Mrs Hereford, Miss C E Hughes, Mrs D M Lewis, Mrs A G Little, Mrs Parker, Mrs Parry, Mrs Richards, Mrs Snape, Mrs White, Mrs Trow, Mrs Raymont, Mrs Hughes, Mrs Connay, Miss Harris, Miss G L Lloyd Mrs Edward Edwards, Miss Pryco, Mrs John Roberts, Mrs II Edwards, Mrs Roche, Mrs Hartwell Jones, Miss Jones, Miss Rhys, Miss Myfanwy Rhys, Mrs Rhys, Miss Edwards, Mrs Owen Owen, Lady Hills-Johnes, Mrs Jolmes, Mrs J E Lloyd, Mrs Tom John, Miss Foxall, Miss Gray, Mrs J D James, Miss Williams. Miss Ffoulkes Roberts, Mrs D P Williams Mrs T C Lewis, Miss Ethe, Mrs J R A Davis, Mrs William Williams, Mrs R D Roberts, Mrs Edward Jones, Mrs John Griffiths, Mrs J Morgan Jones, Miss Morgan, Mrs Thomas Powell, Mrs Pinkerton, "Mrs William Evans, Mrs Thomas Gee, Mrs Haycroft, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Ladv Burne-Jones Sir John and Lady Williams, Miss Davies-Evans, B Davies-Evans, Mr and Mrs Peter Jones. D C Roberta, C Maynard Drew, Alderman C M and Mrs Williams. Mr and Miss Fryer, Hi«h. Sheriff of Cardiganshire and Mrs Jones, Mr Vaughan Davies. iNi. P.. and Mrs Vaughan Davies. Mr and Lady Willis-Bund, Rev Rhys Lloyd, Sir W Thomas Lewis, President of the Royal.Cambrian Academy of Art, Mrs D Gwynne Jones, Bishop of Swansea, Bishop of Newport, Mr W H Preeca, Mr J W Maclure, M. P.. Rev A J Parry, Mr G Owpn Cam- brian Engineer, Mr and Mra E Vincent Evans. yl r Howell Evans, Canon and Mrs Owen, Rev Griffith Ellis, Thomas, Chairman Pembroke County Council and Mrs Brewer, Chairman Anglesey County Council. Chairman Carmarthen County Council Chairman Merioneth County Council, Chairman Radnor County Council Rev J Bowen .Jones Mr J F Buckley, Mr C S Denniss, Rev V? Stradling, Thos W Baker, High Sheriffs of Merioneth, Monmouth, Flintshire, Carmarthen, Denbigh, Mr and Mrs J Francis, Mrs Angell, Mr Lcwiss Angell, Mr J D Perott, Miss l'erott, Rev T Lier, Miss Lcir, Stephen Evans, [Lady Stephens Evans, T j Thomas, Mrs Thomas, Sir Marteine auu Lady Lloyd Miss Lloyd, Rev Prebendary and Mrs Wrilliams, Dr and Mrs Garrod Thomas,Rev Hughes Hawker, D C Keeling, R Jones, Rev Lewis James, Dean of 8t David's and Mrs Phillips, Miss Mary Maude, Miys Hurlbatt, Hugh Williams, T G Osborne, Rev D and Mrs Row- lands, Rev T J and Mrs Wheldon, Mr John Duncan, M.P., and Mrs Duncan, Dr A Sheen, Councillor Trounce, Rev Canon Thompson, Mrs Thompson, Evan Owen, Dr W T Edwards, Mrs Edwards, Rev W James, Councillor Bonsall, Mrs Bonsall, Mr T Davies, E II James, W Hughes Joues, J Parry, W E Rowlands, T Mason Jones, E O Jones, Ed Jones, Robert Ellis, J M Williams, Jas Evans,' J Watkin Davies, J T Morgan, Evan Richards, W Evans, Mdeutenant-Colonel R Howell, James James, D B Jones, David Davies, J II Davies. Joshua Hughes, Nicholas Bray, E Simon Jones, W Griffiths, Lewis Jenkins, D S Jones, Daniel Evans, David Jones. Jenkin Jenkins, Evan Morgan, J. Rowland, Evan Evans, L1 Evans, Mrs Evans, D Emlyn Evans, Mrs Evans, S Home,Mrs Home,. Herbert Willis, Mrs H Willis, H Thomas and Mrs Thomas, Lewis Hughes, Isaac Roberts, Rev J R Buckley, \] M Orinley, T J Allen, M R Owen. M 11 Ralli, A B Badger, Mrs Trubshaw, M Thomas, I Holnian, JRMardale; T Darlington, Hon Judge Lewis, Capt Mytton. Ed Smith. E Keir Evans, Caleb A Tate, Alderman D LInyll. Rev C Evans, T J Waddingham, Mrs Wad- dinghani, Mrs Richard Griffiths, D Howard Davies. Mrs J M Robert, F J Askew, A Blythe, William Burton, J J Carn, N W Day, Dan Davies, R E Davies, S Davies, E H Davies, Lewis Evans, D R Evans, D Ellis, Henry Evans, K [) Rvans, L D Edwards, J R Evans, J Evans, E (> Evans, E P Evans, H S Fotheringham, 0 S Griffiths, J W Hall, E C Hughes, Griffith Hughes, H M Hughes, E A Hughes, D E James, R W Jones, E Izdebski, H 0 Jones, IV D Jones, Evan Jones, W W P iein-is, Jno. Morris, D Morris, 0 R Owen, T H Parr;, H E Piggott, J 0 Roberts, James Rees, L R Roose. D M Roberts, T J Rees, Mr Roderick, C Smith, R M Shaxby, 0 S Symond, S J Thorp, J R Thomas, J Thomas, 11 Williams, R J Williams. W C Words- worth, J B Williams, J W Wilkinson, O Wright, D Williams, W J Joues-Wallis, M T Williams, R. Wil- liams, A1 r E White, I) William?, H S Ward, Tom Davies, Pwellyn Jones, Mrs Thomas Owen, Mis T L Davies, Mrs Protheroe, Mrs T E Williams, head- mistresses of the following Intermediate Schools —Llamiyssil, Carmarthen, Brecon, Wrexham, Llan- idloes, Cardigan, Swansea, Dolgelley, Newport (Mon), Haverfordwest, Llandovery, Newtown, Liar, el ley, Cardiff, Bangor: the Headmasters also being as follows :—Carnarvon. Machyn- lleth, Llanidloes, Builth, Barmouth, Llanrwst, Betliesda, liuabon, Newport, Welshpool, Swansea Llanfair, Beaumaris, Pembroke Dock. Llanelly Blaenau Festiuiog, Whitland, Llandilo, Dolgelley Towyn, Llandyssul, Abergele, Thomas Jnkill's Bessie Davies, T Be van, Mr Brigstoke, John Owen Mrs Colby, D Morgan, R Potts, Master and Miss Green, Miss Pugh, Dr Goodail, Dr Hughes, Mrs James, Mr Foxall, M.P., Hugh Hughes, Miss Brown- low, Miss Dickens Lewis, Miss James, T Morgan, Mrs Howell Evans, R Peake, R Lloyd, Aii-s li. Lloyd, Mr and Mrs Samuel, Mrs Owen Owen, Thomas Owen, Mrs Davies, Misses Davies, Miss Jo-, es, G Marlow Evans, James Davies, Morris Davies, Martin, Jones, T Ainleigh Jones, D Griffiths, T H Jones, Thomas Bothing, A Thomas, Professor Owen,Morris, Davies, Rowland, Phill Moore, T Reese, W J Evans, David Jones, Richard Davies, J Griffiths, J Evans, H Davies, Mrs Evans, John Jones, J R Jacobs, P Thomas, A Emys-Jones, J Evans, R J Powell, Miss C A Jones, John J Jones, Mr Jones, David Edwards, J Thomas, William Tregarthy, Miss A Warren, E C Willmoth, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Ella Morgan, Mrs Kenyon, Mrs T F Roberts. Mrs T M Oreen, Mrs Edwin Grove, Miss Ellis, Miss Hartley, Mrs Angus, Mrs J V Jones, Mrs C Davies, Mrs 0 M Edwards. Mrs Terney, Miss Verney, Miss Lloyd- Verney, Miss Rathbone, Mrs Hnmphrevs-Owen, Mrs Reichei, Mayor and Mayoress of Aberystwyth, Town Clerk of Aberystwyth, Mrs A J Hughes, Sir J D Llewellyn, Bart, M.P., W Tudor Howell, M.P., S T Evans, M.P., Sir George Osborne Morgan. M.P., Lady Morgan, W Abraham, M.P., Mrs Abraham, Lieut-General Lawrie, M.P., Mrs Lawrie, Sir J J Jenkins, M.P., Lady Jenkins, Pritchard Morgan, M.P., Major Pryce-Jones, M.P., Mrs Pryce-Joues, J Lloyd Morgan, M.P., Councillors li Doughton, E P Wynne, T D Harries, Isaac Hopkins, Thomas Doughton, R J Jones, Wm Thomas, W 11 Palmer, C M Williams, J Watkins, R Peake, Mr Thomas Jones, Mrs 0 Maynard Owen, Mrs E A Carpenter, Miss James, Miss Margaiet James, J Lloyd Griffiths (Anglesea), Edward Wood (Radnor), J Owens (Pem- broke), H Gastard, the Mayors of Swansea, Oswes- try, Newport, Brecon, Tenby, Kidwelly, Cardigan, Lampeter, Conway, Bangor, Cowbridge, Llan- dovery, Montgomery, Carnarvon, Beaumaris, Llan- idloes, Neath, Welshpool, Flint, Denbigh, Dolgelley, Pwllheli, Aberavon, Harfordwest, Ruthin, Carmar- then, the Town Clerks of Welshpool, Montgomery, Kid welly, Lampeter, Wrexham, Swansea, Pem- broke, Denbigh, Flint, Ruthin, Beaumaris, Oswes- try, Newport, Neath, etc. Mr. J. Marshall Dugdale, the High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire, received special permission from the Prince of Wales to absent himself from Machynlleth and Aberystwyth on the occasion of his Royal Highnessis visit, owing to Mr. Dugda,le's duties as Dairy Steward of the Royal Agricultural Show at Leicester. THE ROYAL VISIT TO WELSHPOOL. The Welshpool people wore favoured by the Com- pany having arranged for the stoppage of the Royal train for a few minutes, and there can be no reason for grudging them this priviledge. They may rightly claim for themselves a principal part in initiating the Cambrian Railways system, and of planking" down their money to make it. There were many amongst the throng on the up platform, who could bring back the memory of the bright sunny day in 1857, just 39 years ago, when within a few yards of this spot under the shadow of the old mill mound," amidst the utmost enthusiasm the long expected and much desired event, the cut- ting of the first sod of the Oswestry, Welshpool and Newtown Railway took place, the ceremony being so gracefully performed by Lady Watkin Williams- Wynn, the present Dowager. It may not be inap- propriate to refer also to the admirable speech on that occasion of the late Mrs Owen, of Glansevern, the predecessor of our honoured County Member and Deputy Chancellor of the Welsh University in which he referred to "the blessings which attend a railway, and being convinced that all the in- habitants of the Midland Counties of the Princi- pality would derive immense advantages from the speedy construction and extension of the line and sincerely trusting that one of the most beautiful ports of Great Britain might be soon reached there- by." The line was opened to this place on the 14th August, 1860, again with great demonstration, Mrs Owen, of Glansevern, taking the principal part in the ceremony. Now, after a period of 36 years, we are honoured by our Royal Family travelling over the line through Powys Paradwys Cymru," and we may rest assured that much as the lovely scenery may delight the Royal Party they will regard no less the warm loyalty and affectionate welcome accorded to their Royal Highnesses at the first town they approached in the Marches-—the ancient and loyal Borough of Welshpool, so closely associated with the illustrious names of Clive the boy who won India for England and others distinguished in arms and learning. In conclusion we may trust that socially, morally, financially, and politically, this Royal visit may be highly beneficial to the district and Principality. THE PROCEEDINGS AT WELSHPOOL. On Thursday at 1 10 p.m., the Prince of Wales, accompanied by the Princess of Wales and his daughters, left Paddington by special train for Wales, for the purpose of being formally installed as Chancellor of the Welsh University at Aberys- twyth. The Royal party did not journey that day beyond Machynlleth, where they were the guests at Plas Machynlleth of the Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry. The train, made up entirely of Great Western stock, consisted of engine, brake van, first-class saloon, the Royal saloon, a com- posite carriage, and a second brake van. The "Royal" saloon was one specially built for the occasion by the G. W. Co. The first stop was at V\ ol- verhampton, and the next at Welshpool, an arrange- ment having been made for avoiding passing through and stopping at Shrewsbury station. At Welshpool a guard of honour composed of 120 picked men of the South Wales Borderers were drawn up on the arrival platform, under the com- mand of Colonel 1 sherwood, and as the train steamed into the station they presented arms. The Royal party were received by Mr. J. F. Buckley, chairman of the Cambrian Railways Company. Mr. A. C, Humphreys-Owen. M.P., Ir. J- W. Maclure. M.P., the Hon. R. C. Herbert, and Lord Henry Vane-Tempest, directors, Mr. C. S. Dennis, general manager, Mr. W. H. Gough, passenger superintendent of the line; and other officials. Mr. Buckley presented a specially compiled album of views of Welsh scenery on the Cambrian line. The Album contained the following address To their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales." May it please your Royal Highnesses, on the occasion of your first journey over the system of the Cambrian Railways Company, to receive from the chairman and directors this album, containing yiews ,of the parts of Wales traversed by their line as an expression of their most loyal and devoted attach- ment to your loyalHighnesscs, and particularly to Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen. May it please Almighty God to grant to Her Majesty and your Royal Highnesses such blessings of health and happiness that you may for many years continue to possess the ever-increasing affection which has been elicited bv your sympathy with every section of the community in all projects having for their objects the intellectual and social advancement of the people of the United Kingdom. Signed by order and on behalf of the directors, "J. F. BI-CKLKY. "Oswestry, June, 1896." Subsequently, Mr Denniss (the manager of the line) and Mr W. Forrester Addie (in his Mayoral robes) were introduced, and boaquets presented to the > rincess of Wales by little Miss Violet Denniss, and to the Princesses Victoria and Maud by Miss Addie. Their Royal Highnesses were extremely pleased with Miss Denniss, the Princess bestowing her with a kiss, and the Prince presenting her with a flower from his button hole. The Princess of AVales very graciously received a basket of choice cut flowers from Mr Jones. Aberystwyth, the oldest o-uard on the Cambrian Railways system, and who was in charge of the Royal train from Welshpool to Machynlleth The Prince of Wales also accordeu the popular guard a shake of the hand, which brought forth a loud demonstration of appi oval from the fashionable audience assembled on the platform. There was also on the island platform the Mayoress (Mrs Addie), Mr C. E. Howell, the local representative on the Court of Governors of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and his niece, Miss Hilda Twentyman. During the stay a choir of 200 voices, under the conductorship of Mr T. Maidwyn Price, R.A.M., rendered in excellent style, God Bless the Prince of Wales" and" March of the Men of Harlech," Miss Price ably presiding at the organ. Their Royal Highnesses were much pleased with the music and the decorations, the Princess of Wales specially attracting the Prince's attention to the couplgt taken from Sir Lewis Morris's recently composed Ode. which was hung across the footbridge, and surmounted with a fine floral design of the Prince of \Vales's feathers, as follows :— Our lost Llewellyn seems again to come For love of learning to his ancient home. After the departure of the Royal train an enthusiastic vou> of thanks was accorded to Mr T. 31. Price, and tiie members of the choir on the motion of the Mayor seconded by Mr C. E. Howell. The decoration of the station was carried out on an extensive and elaborate scale. The girders and i pillars were festooned with evergreens, and bunting and flags floated from every coign o"vantage. A beautiful stand of choice plants and flowers sent down by Mr Lambert from Powis Castle Gardens, wore arranged under the bridge on the down plat- form and facing the Royal train. Plants and flowers from Powis Cast le were also placed at other points about the station. On the main up platform, between the bookstall and the footbridge, a large temporary platform had been erected for the choir, which accommodated about two hundred persons, this and other work in and about the station having been carried out under the superintendence of Mr Riddel, of the Powis Castle Estate. Those privileged to witness the passing of the Royal train were accommodated with seats on the up platform, and they were admitted to the station by the main entrance, the members of the ctoir entering by the luggage way. The Royal train arrived on the Shrewsbury portion of the down platform, and the Royal saloon was brought up just outside the centre of the main platform. The borough police force and a number of officers from the surrounding parishes, numbering together 24, under the command of Deputy-Chief Constable Crowden, were on duty in and about the station. and the general public, who were not favoured with • invitations to the station, were absolutely forbidden from entering the company's premises. (Continued on Page S.) ■ + —
CHIRBURY. ANNIVERSARY OF COTTRT HON. HERBERT A. 0. F.— This Festival took place on Wednesday, the weather, unfortunately, being of a mostunpropitious character. Having assembled at the Club room in the morning, the members, headed by the Newtown Silver Band, proceeded to Church, where a dis- course was delivered by Rev Prebendary Burd, who based his remarks on John I., 29. At the conclusion of the service an adjournment was made to a marquee on the Cricket Field (the latter being kindly lent for the occasion by Mr E. H. Morris), where an excellent dinner was served bv Mr h. White, of the Herbert Arms. The chair was occupied by Mr Morris, and the general company included:—Rev Prebendary Burd, Dr Robertson (surgeon), Messrs W. E. Jones, J. D. Marshall, W. H. Morris, B. Poole, W. Ward, W. R. Shaw, E. Powell, R. Davies (Churchstoke), R. Barker, W. Davies (Forden), C. Bowen (Grafton), R. E. Morris, R. Tutnbull (Lymore), A. Eaton (Montgomery), W. H. Langford, E. Embrey, H. A. Hail, Maurice Watkin, C.R., W. Butler, S.C.R.. W. Hreeden, secretary, W. J. Wooley, E. W. Tudor, secretary to sports committee, John Fletcher, Edward Jones, F. Evans, D. Varley, J. Jacks, T. Bishop, R. Sherry, J. Williams, W. Oliver, T. Oliver, J. Bishop, and W. Pritchard. — Dinner being concluded, the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were duly honoured, after which MrJ. P. Marshall proposed "The Bishop, Clergy, and Ministers of other denominations," in the course of which he alluded to the benefit con- ferred on rural districts by the establishment of friendly societies such as theirs.—Rev Prebendary Burd in responding expressed his regret at the gradual decrease in the club walks," regarding it as a misfortune if they should have to be given up. —Dr Robertson having submitted The Army, Navy and Reserve Forces," which was acknow- leged by Sergt W. E. Jones, M.Y.C., the Chairman rose to give the toast of the evening Prosperity to Court Hon Herbert, A.O.F." He had known that club for a good many years, and he was happy to find that at the present day it was in as good and sound a financial position as at any time since it started. As regarded its strength that was About normal, the number of members being about the average, yet there was room for improvement, and he would like to see the number increase. Since that club was established a number of others had sprung up in the adjoining neighbourhood, and he was happy to find that they were in a flourishing condition. He was pleased to find that about 12 or 14 years ago a juvenile branch was instituted in connection with that club, and had proved to be an excellent feeder to the club. By way of inducing some of them to take a little more interest in the increase of the membership he had decided to offer them two small prizes; one of £1 to any member who would introduce during the next twelve months the greatest number of new members, pro- vided that that number was not less than five: and a second prize of 10s to the member who should introduce the greatest number of juveniles during the twelve months. He could not help thinking that if some of the influential men of the country were to apply themselves to the task they could in a very short time by means of education and by means of "getting men to join societies such as that, very nearly empty our workhouses. He coupled with the toast the names of Messrs Fletcher and Breeden (secretary).—Mr Breeden, in acknow- ledging the compliment, alluded to the dishearten- ing effect on clubs of that kind when they bad grumblers in their midst. After thanking the Chairman for his generous offer, tbe speaker referred to the interest taken in the club by the honorary members, concluding by proposing their health, associating with the toast the names of Messrs Marshall and Poole. Mr Marshall having responded, the toast list was brought to a close by honouring that of the Earl of Powis," submitted bv Sergt W. E. Jones. The company then made their way to the field, where sports took place under the following able direction Judges, Messrs E H Morris, J D Marshall, W E Jones, T Pryce, W Davies, T Hotchkiss, RTurnbull; football referee, Mr R T Harris; starters, Messrs C S Pryce and Mr B T Poole; stewards, Messrs W H Morris, E R Morris, E Powell, W Ward, J Mason, W H Langford, W E Jones, W H Jones, R Barker, and W T Hotchkiss hon sec, Mr E W Tudor. The results of the various events were as follows :—220 yards fiat race (con- fined to boys nnder 15 years, resident in the parish of Chirbury). 1 Jesse Hood (6 yards), 2 Richard Bennett (10). 120 yards flat race (confined to boys I under 12 years, resident in the parish of Chit-bury). 1 Thomas Matthews (1 yard), 2 Richard Bennett (4). 120 yards flat race (confined to a radius of 7 miles), 1 Herbert Trentham, Wort hen (scratch) 2 F Colwell, Gartnmyl (2 yards). One mile flat race (open), 1 F Colwell (35 yards). 2 G Evans. Welshpool (scratch). 200 yards flat race (for members of Court Herbert). 1 E W Tudor. Chir- bury (scratch); 2 J Butler. Marton (10 yards). Half-mile steeplechase (open), 1 Herbert Trentham (20 yards), 2 F Colwell (25 yards). One mile bicycle race (open), 1 R Stfatham (75 yards), 2 J Mason (50). Potato race (open). Beane. Shrews- bury. Sack race (open), Beane. Shrewsbury. Wheelbarrow race (open). Beane. Shrewsbury. 220 yards flat race (for married farm labourers resident in the parish of Chirbnrv). 1 T Richards. 2 T Bowen. Bowling competition, singles (11 points up), 1 W Wood. 2 J S C Kcedwell. Tng-of- war (six-a-side). 1 J Mason's team. 2 T Bowen's team. Football contest (six-a-side). 1 Shaw's team, 2 Bayston Hill Wanderers. Qnoiting match (singles), 1 J Jones, wheelwright. 2 D Jones. Qnoiting match, doubles (confined to members of Court Herbert). 1 T Hotchkiss and E W Tudor. 2 M Wmkill and W Pritchard. Qnoiting match, doubles (open), divided between J Mason and L Hughes, and T F and W F Bridgwater.
CARXO. MONTGOMERYSHIRE CONGREGATIONAL ASSOCIA- TION.—The annual meetings of this association were held at Carno on W ednesday and Thursday week. Rev J. Jones, of Machynlleth, was voted to the chair, and amongst those present were Revs J. R. Thomas, Meifod: W. Caradog Jones, Oswestry; W. L. Evans, Penybontfawr; D. Jones, Llansilin T. L. Martin, Llanidloes; J. Idrisyn Jones, Welshpool; and G. Griffiths, Newtown; Messrs C. R. Jones, Llanfyllin D. Pugh, Carno; E. 'Hughes, LIanbryumair; E. Rees, Carno, &c.~ Revs D. Jones, Llansilin. and G. Griffiths, Newtown, were app.int.ed delegates to the North Wales Tem- perance Association.—Mr C. R. Jones proposed a resolution condemning the Education Bill. The mction was seconded, and carried unanimously.The nest meeting was fixed for Llanerfyl.—Mr C. R. Jones gave notice that he would at the next quarterly meeting pi-opose that a series of lectures be delivered in the county during the winter months on the principles of Congregationalism.— At a society meeting, over which Rev. D. Jones, Llansilin, presided, the Rev. Josiah Jones read an interesting paper ou history of the association in the last 40 years.—At a second meeting of the association it was decided that next year the association should meet at Welshpool.
OSWESTRY. PRIMITIVE METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFEB- KNI'E.— Tae Shrewsbury connexion held a confer- ence in the Public Hail on Sunday and Monday last. Rev C. H. Hunt. Leeds, preached to large congregations in the forenoon and evening. A children's service was held in the afternoon. The conference was continued that in the Primi- tive Methodist Chapel, and concluded with a public meeting in the same chapel on Monday evening. Mr R. Bennett presided, and addresses were given by Rev C. H. Hunt, and Messrs A. A. Birchcnongh, D. J. Jones and others. TRIANGULAR SHOOTING MATCH AT WHITCHUBWI.—. The last of the above matches took place on th Whitchurch range on Saturday last. Ellesmere beat Whitchurch at the first range by tlu-ce points, but at the other ranges the home team defeated Oswestry by 43 and Ellesmere by 51. Refresh- ments were supplied by Private W. Tudor, Grey- hound Inn. Scores Whitchurch Private D. Sherbrook. 89; Private W Tudor. 84: Sergt. W W Wyati. 84: Corpl. W. Woollam. 81: Sergt. J. R. Heatley, 79 Private J. Bcbbington, 74 ergean J. Richards. 72: Lieut. II. H. Etchis. 64; Sergt. Instructor T. Maddens. 64; Corpl. A. Jones, 63; total 754. < (swestry Corporal Wellings, 91; Sergt. J. E. Thomas. 84; SeTgt. A. Thomas, 76; Private J. Bailey. 75; Lance-Corporal E. Bailey, 74; Sergt.-Major E. Byrne. 65: Bugler J. Nield, 65; Sergt. Aldritt, 62: Bugler J. Matthews, 60; Private R. Thomas. 54; total, 711. Ellesmere Orderly Sergeant F. Brown. 83; Private Adams, 81; Corpora] Preston. 78; Private D. Robinson,76; Sergt.-Instructor Walker, 74 Private diet wood, 71: Private Tabor, 69; Private S. Griffiths, 68: Private Bate. 66: Lance-Corporal J. Hood, 57; total, 723. HAY ON FIRE AT CnIlKHLHH. Un Momiay evening, the University Fire Brigade were sum- moned by messenger, to a fire which broke out in the stack yard attached to the residence of the Misses Richards of Criekheath near Oswestry. The stack was the property of Mr. John Richards of Llynclys. and the tire was first discovered by some women who were at the place milking. The brigade, under the command of Lieut. Williams, proceeded with all despatch to the spot, and as there was a plentiful supply of water, the flames were speedily extinguished." The stack contained between forty and fifty tons of new hay and the damage is estimated at £200. which is fuHy covered by insurance in the Alliance Fire Office, of which Mr. T. A hitfield, jun.. is the local agent. The origin of the fire is unknown. BREAKING INTO THE WoRKHOrSE. On Tuesday, I a youth named Joseph Charles Williams, Watr brought up at the Borough Police Court, before Messrs F. (i. Buller Swete. and George Owen, charged by Mr Fulcher. with burglariously enter- ing the Workhouse on Saturday night. After gain- ing admission the accused had a hearty meal, anti ran away in the morning with three pounds of t hread- On Monday he gave himself up to the police. Defendant, who had been an inmate of the House had been discharged for a time to see if lie could find employment. He was sent back to the House, and bound over to appear if called upon. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. Thursday. Before Captain Lovatt (presiding), Rev. T. M. Bulkeley Owen, Messrs. R. Moon and E. Burke Wood. LARCENY.—John Betram Evans, lamp boy (14), Gobowen G. W. Railway Station, was charged with stealing from a parcel four packets of cigarettes on 14th inst., with stealmg from a parcel 40 packets of cigarettes on 21st May, with stealing Is. in money from the booking office at Gobowen Railway Station. Mr. A. G. Hubbard, Paddington, appeared for the prosecution.- The parcel of tobacco was consigned from Shrewsbury to George Edward Evans, tobacconist, Beatrice street, Oswestry, and when the parcel arrived 3 ounces were found W be missing.—Richard Roberts (15) stated he saw the defendant take the parcels into the parcel office, open the parcel of tobacco and take out some cigar- ettes and tobacco.—Mr. Bernard A. Killaway. rail- way detective, stated he received information that some tobacco had been stolen from a parcel in transit from Shrewsbury to Oswestry, and pro- ceeded to Gobowen and questioned the defendant whu then stated the parcel was in loose conditien when he received it, and afterwards admitted tak- ing the tobacco, which he gave to Sydney Reed, Driver Reed, and Fireman Newton. The prisoner was afterwards handed over to the Oswestry poliee. Accused pleaded guilty.—Rev. H. Holbech, Rector of Whittington, testified to the boy's previous good character, as did also a former employer of the Company.—After consideration the Bench unani- mously decided that in consequence of the very good character borne by the defendant they would not send him to jail, bnt bound him over to appear when called on. DRUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES.—JOHN Edwards, labourer, Maesbury, and Thomas Kynaston, labourer, Aston, were charged with being found drunk in the Queen's Head Inn on the 9th May. Mr W. H. Bott appeared for the defendants. P.S. Wildsmith stated he saw the defendants come out of the Queen's Head Inn at eight o'clock. Both were drunk and he ordered them to go away. Mr George Gauge, Maesbury, stated he saw defendants come out of the inn. Both were drunk and Kvnas- tou's mouth was bleeding.—William Holme, groom, Aston Hall, corroborated.—Mrs Emily Edwards, wife of the proprietor of the Queen's Head, was called for the defence and stated Kynaston was not drunk. She stopped the tap on him because of his bad language. Edwards was not drunk and had been employed cleaning cycles. Cross-examined Kynaston's mouth was bleeding. The defendants w ere not fighting.—Mrs Kvnaston stated that her husband was sober when he came home on the night in question at nine o'clock. -The case was di.smissd.-George Edwards. labourer, was charged ^it being found on the licensed premises of the n1' hittington. Mr Davies, the proprietor, aud I .C. Jenkins gave evidence. Fined 10s and 5s costs. costs. ^RlJ^KEN'XE!>s> ETC.— Samuel Griffiths, labourer, "cst Felton, charged by P.C. Hirons was lined 5s. and 5s. costs for the above offence.- Harry Kynaston, dealer, Llall dysilio. and Alfred Kynaston, butcher, Oswestry, were charged by P.S. Wildsmith vv ith being drunk and disorderly in the village of Llanymynech, on 18th inst. Eined 5s. and 5s. costs each. -John Jones, labourer. Treflaeh. charged by P.C. Jones, was fined 5s. and 5s. costs. RIDING A BICYCLE WITHOUT Ellis Hughes, builder, Oswestry, was charged by P.O. H irons with ridiug a bicycle through West Feltra at 9.45 p.m., on the 12th inst, without a light. The defendant stated he had been delayed on the road through the breaking of a pedal. Fined Is and costs.—Win Davies, waggoner, Fox Hall, Maesbury, and W m Davies, groom, was charged by P.S. Wild- smith with riding a bicycle on the Maesbury road after sunset on 20th June. Morgau was fined Is and costs, and Davies 6d and costs. POACHING.— Joseph Dyke, labourer, Trefonen, was charged by P.C. Jones, with poaching at Tre- fonen. The constable found the accused on the roadway about 3 a.m., and found a rabbit in his possession. Fined 2s 6d and costs. DOG MUZZLING.— Sarah Sutton, Iftou Heath, was charged by P.C. Fieldhouse with having a dog at large without a license on 18th June. The defendant stated the dog was only loose about ten minutes. The case was dismissed. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN HIS IVIFE AND FAMILY.— Thomas Pike, labourer, Morda, was charged by his wife with neglecting to maintain his wife Ö and- family.. The prosecutrix stated the accused had paid her no money money for over twelve months. A order was made for 5s a week.
1 WHITTINGTON. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. — On Sunday last Anniversary Services were held in connection with the Congregational Church, when Rev W. Price of Minsterlv, preached morning and evening, and Rev G. G. Poynter, Oswestry in the afternoon. The services were well attended, and collections were taken on behalf of the Chapel funds.
ELLESMERE. FIELD CLUB. This club has commenced is picnics for the season, and last Saturday a ]ar»-e party went by canal to Whixall Moss, where' a most. enjoyable day was spent.. 0 ALL?. GLADSTONE. Gladstone passed through here at 3-2o p.m. on Thursday. An immense nnm ber of people had assembled at the railway station both platforms being crowded, and hundreds of people were unable to gain admission to the station On the train drawing up to rhe platform the ilt1 mense crowd set np a great cheer, which wa repeated again and again, to which the ri2'ht hon gentleman bowed his acknowledgement 11^ H o< HarforJ H««. -T IMi.l,, H Inspector Edwards. a^eai CHORAL FESTIVAL.—A choml 1 in Mary's Umrcl, on l^Sdav Z ,T clu.irs taking pan—Ellesmere Cr-frV't It 'Dfi Whixall, Wem, Prees, and Wpi.) Daa,eston> number of voices being nearly' was preached by Re^Mr "T conductor of the choir wao r w e (Rural Dean). The w T G" on,] iL large church was well filled. a 1 ato0ct.iei the singing was very cood a*d the conductor^ T.j £ twn was made at the close of the service.