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:JtA- JiDi :J"WI!C- 1'a1WWIi.Iif=-a: i j Death of tlx I Queen. =: I i Queen Victoria died on Tuesday evening at half-H ipast six o'clock. The news was first made publicH 8by a message from the Prince of Wales to the Lord IjMayor of London, and Hter by the publication of al ^bulletin signed by the medical attendants. AS I"Gazette Extraordinary" was issued on Tuesday! levening containing the Home Secretary's intimation! the sad event. The earlier announcements had prepared the public for the deplorable result, ithough it came earlier than was, perhaps, expected, and had all the effect of a sudden shock. 1 Although there is no official description 1 igof the deathbed scene, all accounts agree lithe end of the illustrious Queen-EmpreseB nvas peaceful and painless. Below will beB mound the official bulletin announcing tiit'H Bevent, also a message from the Prince ofB Vales to the Lord Mayor of London :— B Osborne, January 22, 1901, B 1 6.45 p.m. 1 9 Her Majesty the Queen breathed her llast at 6.30 p.m.# surrounded by heri ■children and grandchildren. G 1 (Signed) I I JAS. REID. 1 B R. DOUGLAS POWELL. 1 I THOMAS BARLOW. j H The Lord Mayor of London was notified of her Majesty's death by the following telegram, received at seven o'clock — il Osborme* Tuesday* 6<45 p.m. The Prince of Wales to the Lord Mayor. I My beloved Mother the Queen has just passed away, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. (Signed) 1 ALBERT EDWARD. Jg It transpired subsequently that immediately the Bjdeath occurred all the doors at Osborne House were closed, so that no inkling of what had occurred jHshould be known to the outer world ^before all the jjjnecpssarv messages to the Crowned Heads of Europe In Majesty's Ministers, and to relatives had been despatched. In fact, all authoritative messages ^Hwcre to have precedence. M The Bishop of Winchester who had returned in .ffltime to be present at the final scene, and to whom, -Has Clerk, fell,,the sad duty of performing the last fSrites, left the Castle immediately after the official announcement had been made. m Up to 1867 the law under the Septennial Act laid Kdown that however recently elected, a Parliament must expire in six months at most from the demise of the Crown, and might of course be disolved earlier raby the new Sovereign. Eut the Reform Act of 1867 fflchanged that. Under that law the Parliament exist- Hing at the time of any Sovereign's death continues as Hlong as it would otherwise continue, unless dissolved t«by the new7 Sovereign. But in any circumstances pfflparliamentmust be called together immediately on sBthe peath of the Sovereign. So important is an instant assemblage of Parliament, that according to PB"Dod," upon the demise of the Crown even the iKiintervention of Sunday has not been permitted to ■delay the meetiug of both Houses. 'B THE KING AND ABERYSTWYTH. ffi The King visited Aberystwyth on Friday, 26 une, 1896, accompanied by the Queen, and the ifflPrincesses Maud and Victoria, on the occasion of i.Hbis Majesty's intallation as the first Chancellor of ~53'he University of Wales. I RECEPTION OF THE EWS. g The news of the Queen's death w^s received in igthis district, as well as in other parts of the country, -Hwith profound r«gret. H xhe first intimation of the sad event was received t Aberystwyth about seven o'clock on Tuesday eSevening by Alderman C. M. Williams, to whom a Htelegram was forwarded by the Central News, stating hHthat Her Majesty passed at half-past six. The news efBquickly spread throughout the town, and the express- rlBjions of deep regret everywhere heard amongst all sHclasses showed that the hearts of the people had been eJBtouched at the loss of a good and beloved sovereign. I The Rev J. Cynddylau Jones, preaching at Salem s [Methodist Chapel, "Queen's-square, 011 Tuesday (evening, in connection with the North Cardiganshire ■Monthly Meeting, paid a touching tribute to the imemory of Her Majesty, dwelling upon her many t virtues, and extolling the noble example she had s Balways set her subjects. ■' B Earlv on Wednesday morning flags were floating at |half mast on the Castle Tower, the College Tower, r jthe Pier-head, the Barracks, and at various business premises in the town. efEN The magistrates sitting at Petty Sessions on Wednesday morning passed a resolution expressive a sof the profound sorrow universally felt at the death Her Majesty, and the Clerk was directed to wforward the resolution to the Iloyal Family. The Sstaff and students at the College met in the Examina- rration Hall after morning lectures on Wednesday. The ^Principal proposed a vote of sympathy with the T HPrince of Wales, chancellor of the Welsh University, H.R.H. the Princess of Wales, and the rest of the SRoyal Family. This was seconded by Prof Angus, efiiand supported by Mr J. R. Johnson, president of the C' rig!Students' Representative Council, and carried in fflsilence. I ■ The Mayor of Aberystwyth received the following ireply same evening:—"The Prince of Wales desires |me to thank the people of Aberystwyth for their kind mes3age of sympathy. -EQuEnRy., II LAMPETER. 3 H The news reached Lampeter only on Wednesday Bmorning, and the bells of St Daviel's College and St Peter's Parish Church were tolled, and they muffled peal quickly spread the mournful news. I MACHYNLLETH. ? I After having been hourly expected, the news of gthe Queen's death was received with profound ■sorrow when it arrived on Tuesday evening. It was Ithe sole subject of conversation amongst the towns- people, where the pervading gloom which has Bfallen all over the country is intensely felt. The abell at the church was tolled, and flags were hung Bat half-mast at the Plas, anel other places jn and Haround the town. M) A meeting of the members of the Board o Guardians and Rural District Council had fflbeen called for Wednesday morning, when Hthere was a gooel attendance The Chair- tSman said that in face of the circumstances the country bad been placed by the death of the Queen, he thought it advisable, in order to show ■their respect for Her Majesty, to postpone all the Sbusiness.—Mr John Rowlands then proposeel thai Bowing to the death of the Queen,all the business be Hdeferred until the next meeting, except that tsolutely necessary to be transacted that day. gHe also proposed that they record their deep sense Hof sorrow at the death of Her Majesty. She had! won the love and respect of the people of Great Britain, and her reign was unequalled by any other sovereign.-Ald J. Hughes Jones seconded the proposition, and eulogised the remarkable reign Bof Her Majesty.—The proposition was Bcarrieel, all the members standing.—The onl]yB business then transacted was the signing of cheques H





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