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CURRENT SPORT. I

THE REVENUE. - I

FATAL GAS EXPLOSION. I

COOLGARDIE FRAUDS.I

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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. -1

ROYAL VISIT TO DEVONSHIRE.

THE TRANSVAAL.

THE PRINCE OF WALES AT DALKEITH.

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THE PRINCE OF WALES AT DALKEITH. The Prince of Wales, who opened the show of the Highland and Agricultural Society in Edinburgh on Wednesday, arrived on Tuesday evening at Dalkeith and drove from the station to Dalkeith House, where he was the guest of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. The town of Dalkeith has during its history frequently witnessed the passage of Royalty through its streets, and on all such occasions the inhabitants have been eager to testify their loyalty. But they probably never made such a decorative display as on Tuesday. From end to end of the High-street, which leads directly to the gates of Dalkeith House, there was an abundance of flags, decorative escut- cheons, and broad strips of gaudy material, repeat- ing endlessly the crest of the Royal visitor. Short as the distance is, room was found for two extremely effective triumphal arches, different in design, but both bearing the word Welcoma." The stonework of the palace entrance was hidden in foliage, while from the battlemented summit peeped a number of small cannon-the whole design being in representa- tion of an ivy-clad Border fortress. At the station his Royal Highnes s was received by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, the Earl of Rosebery (Lord Lieutenant of the county), the Duke of Abercorn, the Earl of Leven and Melville, Lord Henry Scott, and the provost, magistrates, and com- missioners of Dalkeith. Provost Liddell briefly wel- comed the Prince to Dalkeith and presented him with an illuminated address enclosed in a morocco case. The address recalled the fact that during the reign of her Majesty it had been the privilege of the burgh to receive three visits from Royalty. In 1842," it proceeded, when her Majesty visited Scot- land for the first time, she made a short sojourn at Dalkeith Palace, and in 1886 the Duke of Clarence came to Dalkeith when on a visit to the Marquis of Lothian. We have also to record that anterior to these visits, when Scotland did not enjoy her present peace and tranquility, Dalkeith House was the rest- ing-place for a brief period of the Crown of Scotland, a fact which the burg has thought fit to emblazon on its seal." His Royal Highness received the address, and his equerry in turn handed the following reply of the Prince to the town clerk: Mr. Provost and Gentle- men,—Let me express to you my sincere thanks for your address and for the hearty welcome given me on the occasion of my visit to your burgh. It affords me much pleasure to be the guest of my old friends the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, and while staying at their house to perform the cere- mony of opening the show of the Highland and Agricultural Society. I join with you in hoping that this exhibition will meet with every success. I am glad to have the opportunity of seeing Dalkeith and of becoming better acquainted with the town, which has been visited by the Queen and my dear son, the Duke of Clarence. I fully appreciate your loyalty and attachment to the members of the Royal Family, together with the expressions of good wishes for my happiness." Leaving the station, the Prince took his place in the carriage in waiting, followed by his host and hostess and the Earl of Rosebery, and drove through cheering crowds to Dalkeith House. The guard of honour was provided by the 6th V.B. Royal Scots, and the route was also lined by a strong body of police.

SOUDAN HEROES. I

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I OPERA AT WINDSOR CASTLE.

HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY.

- . - DOMINION DAY.

I THE POISON BY POST CASE.

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