SOME PRISON DATES. It is reported that oakum-picking by feiaile prisoners in his Majesty's prisons has now prac- tically ceased, needlework, by making their own garments and those of the male prisoners, being adopted instead. In this connection it is satisfac- tory to note the steady and striking progress of prison reform, as shown by a few Prison Dates from a recent Quarterly Paper of the Guild of SS. Paul and Silas," drawn up chiefly by the Rev. J. W. Horsley, the last chaplain of Clerkenwell Prison: 1772. Prisoners refusing to plead treated as guilty and pressing abolished. 1778. Last woman burned for husband murder. 1789. Last woman burned, after being hung at the Old Bailey, for uttering. 1810. Romilly abolished hanging for stealing calico from bleaching grounds. 1812. Romilly abolished hanging soldiers and sailors for being without passes. 1827. Prisoners refusing to plead treated as having pleaded Not guilty." 1829. Last execution for forgery. 1831. Last execution in Newgate for sheep-steal- ing. 1832. Last execution for stealing letters. 1833. Capital punishment for housebreaking abolished. s In this year a child nine years old was senteneed; to be hanged for poking a stick through a window and stealing paint worth 2 £ -d.; re- prieved by the gracious mercy of the sove- reign." 1810. Last occasion (Courvoisier) on which the public were admitted to the chapel at Newgate to hear the condemned sermon." 1853. Ticket-of- leave system established. 1868. Last public execution, May 26. 1898. Abolition of dark punishment cells. In- creased facilities for elementary educa- tion, giving each prisoner under instruc- tion two hours twice a week. More frequent letters and visits allowed. Conversation at exercise permitted to well- behaved prisoners. Dietary increased. 1900. Convicts permitted to retain photographs 5 of respectable friends and relatives in their cells. 1901. Treadmills abolished in all prisons.
.Enamoured Swain (after being accepted): "Darling, you look sweet enough to eat." Prac- tical Maid: "Well, you can just bet that I do eat! I hope you didn't think that I lived on atmosphere alone!" When a man promises to take his wife to a party and changes his mind after she is dressed, we may expect a shower. When a man goes home and finds no supper ready, the fire out, and his wife visiting neigh- bours; it is likely to be cloudy.
POLICE SAVE DE WET. BX-GENEBALS VICTIMS OF HOSTILE CROWD. The Boer ex-generals-Botha, De Wet, and Delarey-are not as popular with the London crowd as they were on their first visit. Their recent speeches on the Continent may have had something to do with this. In any case, they narrowly escaped being made the victims of a very hostile demonstration shortly after they had left the London County Council stand on Saturday, where they had been entertained by Sir John McDougall. Christian De Wet was the central figure of the incident, which was somewhat unpleasant. A number of people were pressing round the Boer gentlemen when De Wet suddenly found his hat rammed firmly down over his eyes. He tugged hard at it to get it ,back in its place, when the crowd, taking their cue from the unfriendly act, began to close in upon the little group. A demonstration that was decidedly hostile was beginning to assume shape when a large force of police—some of them mounted-came to the rescue. About twenty- five in number, they formed a circle round the Boers, and, gradually driving the people back, they escorted the ex-generals out of the crowd. As De Wet and the others moved away they were greeted with mingled cheers and groans. There were many witnesses of the scene, and the incident has been brought to the knowledge of Ministers of the Crown. Commandants Kritzinger, Joubert, and Fouche witnessed the Royal procession from a stand in the Strand. L-
I THE CREW OF H.M.S. TERRIBLE. The reception of the crew of H.M.S. Terrible in London on Saturday was second only in the eyes of many of the crowd to that of the Royal procession itself. By the enterprise of the pro- prietors of a London halfpenny morning paper the men of the famous warship, to the number of about 600, were taken to town by special train to witness the procession. One hundred and twenty men were seated on a stand in Pall Mall East, and the remainder of the men were pro- vided with places at St. Martin's Church. As they marched to Trafalgar-square from Waterloo the warmth of the public welcome was mani- fested in loud and continuous cheering. After the procession the "Terribles" marched through cheering crowds to the Holborn Restaurant, where they were hospitably entertained to dinner. The speeches were brief, but the toasts were drunk with heartiness. Captain Percy Scott was present.
FIRE AT THE GUILDHALL. I ALARMING OUTBREAK AFTER THE KING'S DEPARTURE. London was startled on Saturday evening by the news that fire had broken out at the Guild- hall during the afternoon, little more than an hour after the King and Queen had left the his- toric building. The first intimation of ffre to the many guests at the civic luncheon who had not already left the building was the falling of a spark from the roof, followed quickly by others. When the alarm was given a number of engines were quicklv on the scene. Captain W dls had made special arrangements in view of fin break- ing out at any point on the route of the royal procession all the men of the brigade being on duty all day. Watling-street and the head- quarters men were among the first to reach the seat of the fire, and Captain Wells, who had been at the Guildhall banquet, was on his way home when he met the Southwark No. 1 engine racing to the fire. He stopped it, and went back in his naval uniform to direct operations. The fire had broken out in the lantern of the roof, from which the steeple springs. Here 400 gas jets were burning, and it is thought that an extra pressure of gas caused an expansion of some of the jets in the ventilating shaft, and that the extra heat set fire to the ancient woodwork inside the spire or first ignited the dust which had accumulated there. At the outset of operations a 74ft. ladder was brought into requisition to enable the firemen to attack the fire. This was rushed through the pavilion erected for the royal visit. It was found insufficient, and the firemen had to use their scaling ladders and ascend the spire itself from the roof. Then, with their axes, they had to cut through successive layers of lead casing, copper, and stout oak beams, and when the men came down many of them found that their uniforms had been torn by the prpject- ing gargoyles. Not much damage was done inside the Guildhall, as tarpaulins were quickly spread over all that was valuable to prevent harm from the inrush of water. Many things were removed to a place of security, and a large force of detectives was immediately placed on duty. In his official report Captain Wells states that the damage by fire waJf confined to the ventilat- ing shaft of tZe gas lantern on the roof over the large hall. A certain amount of damage was done to the contents under this shaft by water and dirt.
A simple FACT ABOUT" KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES. Ask throughout the world, in any country that can be named, you will find them largely sold. There is absolutely no remedy that is so speedy in giving relief, so certain to cure, and yet the most delicate can take them. One Lozenge gives ease. Sold in lald. tins. The following incident occurred at an enter- tainment in a large provincial town. On the programme a certain vocalist was down to sing "The Miner's Dream of Home," and to add special effect to the song he, having a friend a fireman at the fire station about three minutes' walk from the hall, ran out and borrowed his top-boots. His turn on the programme came round. He appeared on the stage in all the glory of a red blouse, slouch hat, white breeches, and (the fireman's) top-boots. His rendering of the song was a great success up to the middle of the second verse, when a commotion was heard at the entrance of the hall. Then a hot and eager fireman forced his way through the audi- ence up to the footlights, and bawled out at the top of his voice: "Bill, you've got to come out of them 'ere boots if you value your life. I'm called to a fire!"
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I TROOPS ALONG THE ROUTE. i Nearly 40,000 troops lined the route of Satur. day's Royal procession through the streets of London, including many battalions from the Cape, and guards of honour were posted at dif- ferent points. They were on the move as early as six in the morning, and right up to ten o'clock were taking up position. The Duke of Con- naught personally saw them into position at one section, and at other points Sir Henry Trotter, Major-General Paget, of 20th Brigade fame; Colonel Broadwood, of Sanna's ado fame; Albemarle, of the C.I.V., and others marshalled the men. Some of the guns in the procession had thundered after De Wet, and in close proxi- mity to them were the helmeted Royals of General French's cavalry brigade, and the 5th Lancers, who scattered the Boers at Elanda- laagte.
Tom: "So you think you need a wife?" Jack: "Yes." Tom: "Well, nothing but marriage will dispel that illusion!" The young wife who possessed the courage to awaken her husband from his afternoon nap merely to show him the bill for ker new dress deserves a gold medal. A Hill is now before the French Senate for th?A e suppression of duelling. The promoter, Senator Girault, proposes that wounds inflicted in the course of a duel shall come under the criminal offence of "wilfully committing a dan- generous assault." It is also proposed that the parties to a duel shall be deprived of all political and civil rights for a term of years. A Lyons surgeon, lecturing on the horrors of tight-lacing, said that he forbade his wife and daughters to wear corsets. Suddenly a lady fainted in the audience. Her corsets were re- moved, and she at once obtained relief. It turned out to be the lecturer's own wife.
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The Sultan has recalled Hussin Hilmi Pasha from his post of Vali of Yemen, and has appointed Marshal Aboullah Pasha in his stead. I' The Admiralty has placed orders at Cardiff for a supply aggregating 90,000 tons of. large steam coal at prices ranging from 15s. 6d. to 16s. 6d. f.o. b. Berne has the reputation of being the most honest town in Switzerland. It is said that not a single article has been lost within the city without being recovered. The Queen has consented to act as godmother to the son of the Duke and Duchess of Manches- ter, whose first name will be Alexander.
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Lawyer (for the prisoner, to a witness named Smith): "Now, Mrs. Smith, you have told us all you know, perhaps you can tell us something you don't know." "Yes," replied Mrs. Smith, "I can; I saw the broker's men go into your house this morning, but I don't know whether they've come out yet." Lawyer: "That will do, thank you." One Sunday, as a minister was returning homeward, he was accosted by an old lady, who said: "Oh, well do I like the day that you preach." The minister was aware that he was not very popular, and he answered: "My good lady, I am glad to hear it. There are too few like you. And why do you like when I preach? "Oh, sir," she replied, "when you preach I can always get a good seat." "Mike, why don't you fire at those ducks, boy —don't you see YOlu have got the whole flock be- fore your gun T" "I know> I have; but when I get good aim at one, two or three others will swim right up betwixt it and, me." 0 18
HINTS ON HEALTH By T. R. ALLINSON, Ex-LRcp. Ed., &C. BRUNAK A NEW DRINK, INSTEAD OF TEA OR COFFEE. LOOKS LIKE COFFEE Knowing the ill remits which foUow the use of tea and coffee, I have for some years asked I my patients to leave them alone and to drink cocoa, milk, barley water, gruel, orange water, and such .1-titt'. Some complain that they cannot drink co co a'8,f 0r it0= DO ALLINSON'S them a headache. Others say they cannot be bothered making gruel, &c. Taking Un.MH-<nuun 0 into consideration all these complainta, I set to work to find out a pible imbattute A and one that could be easily prepared. For many years I have experimented on variotH HE L TH things, but found diScultiea in the way. At last I found something that satianed me. I hare called it "Brunak," which is a word I formed from two Latin ones. Brunak DR.ALLINSON'S into one ebuut ea it BrMt ￼ ?e 0!? r 0()M- It is as mfre t= coffee, §3E*s eamlv made as tea, co?ee, or cocoa. It is M refreshing as tea, as tastyM coKee, as eo=17 ?ms cocoa, and as harmless as water. It can be drunk any t!me. The INSTEAD auU-hand'can have a cup before going to work, at breakfast time, in the forenoon, with tNSTE""A"D dinner, at tca-time,and With supper. It can be kept stewing on the hob u'd.. ? "\?'?t OF and it will not injure any more than if it was fresh made. And it ,,n be drunk cold or heated up again without being made injurious. There is not a i. b..l f it, and no TEA & COFFEE nervousness in a ton of it. It may be drunk by the young, th the w?afc, ttie strong, the brainv man, or the athlete, also by all invalids, and even fr0 dnb etes,? D If Yt, brtiny 'Old and weary a cup will refresh you ;'if you are gomg out in ine cow, a warm .'up BRUNAK will keep you warm. And if you feel sinking or faint aUf tune ?,f Brunak will pick you up and leave no ill results, ?/ do tea, coffee and other ???_, If I ?n get the people QMCIIQ I |i/r mCFFC of this country to drink Brunak as a regular b? ?v= I .?11 nave done m)g for my coun- ?,,d "app ?e"sthan any con4acror Who ever I'ved. jant'ery one to try it, and 1 have arranged for the Natural Food Company, Ltd., to supply I a. below It can, I know, 1 be got from places in the town, but if any 'OI ,t;.ofound in g,ettin- it, then send direct to I ?B??!M?? the Natural Food Company for it. It has ??'?'?fore the Pubhc a few months, I has given universal satisfaction, and is having a WTa ?0 ■ TASTES LIKE COFfEE T. R. ALU?o?. I?-L.R.C.P. Ed., &0., Author of tbirt-A books on Hwath, 4, Spanish I TASTES LIKE COFFEE Place, Manchester Square, Louden, W. 8 I Sold by the usual Cash Grocery and Drug Stores in 1-lb. Dgckets, duty ￼ at ?- eMh If any dimoulty in obtain. | ing it, a list of agents and sample will be sent post free for one penny, -l& b. post free for Is., by j THE NATURAL FOOD CO., LTD., 50 Room, Patriot Sq., Bethnal Green, London, E. | -m ￼ I|fYWt BLACKf ￼ iIAmXwleap ￼
THE ROYAL PROGRESS THROUGH LONDON. FROM PALACE TO GUILDHALL AND BACK. ENTI-IUSIASTIC SCENES IN THE STREETS. A SPLENDID PROCESSION. Their Majesties the King and Queen left Buck-, ingham Palace on Saturday for their progress through the City and South London punctually at the hour of twelve. The weather was mild and favourable, and as Big Ben chimed the first quarter of the hour, simultaneously with the boom of the first gun of the salute of 41 guns, fired by the V Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde-park, the first of the Royal carriages drove through the central arch of Buckingham Palace courtyard, and in a very few seconds the enormous crowds which had congregated outside the forecourt of the palace were greeting in a most enthusiastic fashion their Sovereign and his charming and amiable Conaort. As they emerged from the palace and drove down the Mall through the troop-lined avenue, equally loud and hearty were the cheers which greeted their Majesties as they passed between the close-packed lines of their subjects. The route chosen for the procession was by Pall-mall East, Trafalgar-square (North side), Duncannon-street, Strand, Fleet-street, Ludgate- hill, St. Paul's-churchyard, Cannon-street, Man- sion House, Princes-street, and Gresham-street to the Guildhall, and thence by King William- street, London-bridge, Borough High-street, Borough road, St. George's circus, West- minster bridge road, Westminster bridge, Bridge-street, Westminster Hall, round Parlia- ment square, Parliament street, Whitehall, Horse Guards, and the Mall, to Buckingham Palace. Elaborate and beautiful decorations covered the whole line of the Royal way. Pre- ceded by four stalwart troopers of the Life Guards, the first contingent to appear in the pro- cession was the naval gun detachment, and again loud cheers were evoked as the smart naval brigade, trailing their insignificant-looking piece of ordnance, turned down the broad road- way of the Mall. To them succeeded the mounted band of the Royal Artillery, play- ing the opening bars of the National Anthem, a refrain repeated opposite the Palace with each fresh arrival. So to the curious impressive reiteration of the moving strains the long military procession passed, with frequont change of uniform and dress, which, picturesque as it was, would have been so much more so but for the covering up of colour by overcoat and cloak. To the squadion of Royal Horse Artillery, with it distinctive busby, succeeded the band of the 2id Life Guards, always gorgeous in array, and a squadron of the same regiment. Then came a second battery of Royal Horse, and between them and the more soberly-attired Field Artillery the band and a squadron of the magnificent Royal Dragoons. The 13th Hussars next sent their red and white pennons fluttering in the distance of the avenue, and the guns of the 10th Battery of Field Artillery were succeeded by the 5th Lancers, their black plumes fluttering in a gentle breeze as they swept the corner. The Sovereign's escort of Life Guards had been formed up at the foot of Constitu- tion -hill, and the most effective incident of the whole moving spectacle was witnessed when the heavy cavalry swept round into the open view like a crimson wave threatening to engulf the Hussars, who at the selfsame moment had emerged from the opposite side. Following the military contingents came the officers of the Headquarters Staff, prominent among whom were Admiral Seymour, the Mar- quis of Londonderry, the Duke of Beaufort, Lord ralway, the Earl of Harewood, Earl of Hadding- ton, Earl Cawdor, the Duke of Montrose, the Earl of Derby, Earl of March, Colonel Mathias, "Brigadier General Plumer, Brevet Colonel Broadwood, Captain Hedworth Lambton, the Duke of Fife (Lord Lieutenant of the County of (London), General Sir R. Harrison, General Mansfield Clarke, and General Sir T. Kelly- Kenny (the Adjutant-General). Then, suitably escorted, came the open dress landaus, drawn by bays, containing the members of the Household, of whom the Hon. Charlotte Knollys, the Queen's friend and companion, was « smiling representative. Two horses, after five carriages had passed, gave way to four, and the first Royal equipage was passing. In it were the Duchess of Connaught, Princess Beatrice, and their daughters (charmingly dressed in green and for, with black hats), Princess Margaret and Princess Victoria Eugenie Princess Christian, ,who was in the next carriage, was charmingly Attired in mauve, her companions being Princess Victoria Patricia of Connaught, Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, and Princess Louise !A.ugusta of Schleswig-Holstein. In the eighth carriage were the King's daughter, Princess Nictoria, and the Duchess of Argyll, who had as their companion the veteran Duke of Cambridge, ,wearirag beneath his cloak a field-marshal's uniform and the blue ribbon of the Garter. Equerries and extra equerries to the King pre- ceded Lord Roberts, who rode alone, and who Shad a great reception, which he acknowledged from time to time by raising his Field-Marshal's fcaton to his cocked hat. A Life Guard's escort preceded the Royal State carriage, which, but for the fact that it was drawn by eight of the famous cream-coloured horses, looked hardly like a "State" conveyance, and was very different from the gorgeous gilt affair in which their Majesties ldrove to and from the Abbey on the occasion of their Coronation. The carriage was an open one-a concession made by the King to his people, who had failed to see him, many of them, in the closed coach used at the greater ceremony. (His Majesty wore a Field-Marshal's uniform, 'With the regulation cloak. The Queen wore heliotrope, with sables, and a pretty toque of a light colour. Both looked remarkably well, and iboth seemed at the outset of the journey, as at Its end, highly delighted with their reception. The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught rode on either side of their Majesties' carriage. Near St. Martin's Church a number of men of SH.M.S. Terrible, ensconced on a stand, were greeted with much enthusiasm, and at the his- toric Trafalgar-square, kept in fine order by blue- jjackets, the first ceremony took place. Here, on a towering stand, the London County Coun- cilors awaited the coming of the King, with many distinguished people as their guests. In, a front seat, most fashionably attired in frock-coats and silk hats, were De Wet, Botha, and Delarey. The famous generals seemed to be but mildiy Interested in the glittering show but when Lord Hoberts drove up, their stolid faces lit up in -cordial recognition of a once brave enemy and 8ll ever kindly friend. With simple grace they doffed their hats to the great general, who areturned a grave salute. The proceedings at Trafalgar-square took some little time. A Dutiful and Loyal Address of the Chairman, Aldermen, and Councillors of the Council of the Administrative County of London had to be presented and acknowledged. This address recognised with much satisfaction that on coming to the throne "the first act of your Majesty was the expression of determination to reign as a constitutional sovereign and to fwork for the good and amelioration of your people." It went on: j We are assured by the marks of royal favour f which have been bestowed upon reforms and improvements whick we have carried out, es- pecially upon those which have for their object the welfare of the poorer inhabitants under our charge, that your Majesties will continue to regard with approbation our efforts to make and keep London worthy of the important posi- tion it holds in the government, the commerce, and the intellectual activity of this ereat em- pire. This address concluded with an expression of thankfulness at the complete recovery of his Majesty from his terrible illness. Obviously moved, King Edward replied: It gives much pleasure both to myself and to the Queen to receive in person the loyal and dutiful congratulations of the central muni- cipal authority on the occasion of our progress through the capital of our Empire to receive the greetings oi our people on our Coronation. Your confidence that my favour will be ex- tended to every measure calculated to ame- liorate the conditions of my subjects is well founded; and of the numerous and important questions which come under your considera- tion none appeal- more strongly to my interest and sympathy than those which regard directly the welfare of the poorer classes, especially in this and other great cities. (Cheers.) I thank you for your good wishes for myself and my house. I cordially share your aspira- tion that it may be granted to me by the Divine Providence, which has preserved my life from imminent danger, to reign over a firmly established and peaceful Empire and in the loyal hearts of a contented and pros- perous people. After the Queen had smilingly accepted a beautiful bouquet from Miss McDougall, the cavalcade moved on towards the City. In the Strand they halted again at » temporary dais, where the Mayor of Islington handed to their Majesties an address subscribed to by the mayors and town clerks of all the boroughs north of the Thames. This was an address of congratulation, a message of grateful thanks for the keen in- terest the King and Queen displayed in the wel- fare of Iiondon's new municipalities, and a ster- ling appreciation of royal bounty to the poor. King Edward, in reply, prayed that Almighty God might vouchsafe peace, contentment, and prosperity to his people, and bless and guide those who were entrusted with the managginent of the municipal affairs of so large a portion of the metropolis. At Temple Bar the ceremony usual when the Sovereign pays a visit to the City was observed. The Lord Mayor (Sir Joseph Dimsdale) was in waiting there mounted, and in the earl's robe which it is the privilege of the Chief Civic Offi- cer to wear on such occasions. With him were the Sheriffs, mounted also, and two carriages full of mazarine-robed councillors and scarlet-clad Aldermen respectively. The Lord Mayor, dis- mounting on the approach of the King's coach, formally presented to his Majesty the great City sword, saying, "I herewith present to your Majesty the sword of the ancient and loyal City of London. On behalf of the citizens of the first city in your Empire may I express my earnest and sincere pride and privilege at this great and historic function, and my hope that this consum- mation of your Majesties' coronation may be the precursor of a long, happy, and prosperous reign." The King, bowing, touched the hilt of the City sword in formal acknowledgment, and it was resumed by the Lord Mayor, who bore it- now bareheaded—during the remainder of the procession to the Guildhall. Through the rest of the City the progress was a triumphal one indeed, and at Ludgate Circus, where eight golden lions stood under a splendid canopy, a pretty scene was presented. The crowd up the decorated hill was dense, and this was scarcely less so in the parts like St. Paul's churchyard, that were barricaded off for fear of accidents through overcrowding, than in those to which everybody had access. In these latter streets there were one or two accidents, but none very serious, have yet been reported. At the historic Guildhall their Majesties were formally received by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, with the Sheriffs, Aldermen and Councillors, and the City officials. The scene in the Guildhall was of a most brilliant description. The guests invited to the luncheon were received by the Lady Mayoress and the senior alderman, Sir Whittaker Ellis, in the Library. At half-past twelve the guests-over 700-were invited to take their seats for the luncheon in the Guildhall. They were accommodated at ten long tables, and several cross andside tables. The following is the menu of the sumptuous repast:— Clear Turtle. Mayonnaise of Lobster. Salad of Soles a la danoise. Pyramides of Quails du Roi. Souffle of Chicken and Truffles. Lamb Cutlets a la reine. Baron of Beef. Salad a la Demidoff. Game Pies. Capons Bechamelle. Pheasants. Roast Chickens. Ham. Tongues. Aspics Prawns. Aspics Foie Gras. Creams. Jellies. Bavarois of Fruits. Fruit Salads. Meringues. Dessert. Ices. The Queen sat on the elaborate canopied dais by the King's left, and next in order to her Majesty came the Prince of Wales, Princess Christian, the Duke of Cambridge, Princess Henry of Battenburg, Prince Charles of Den- mark, Princess Patricia of Connaught, the Duke of Argyll, Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Hol- stein, and Princess Eugenie of Battenberg. On the right of the King sat Princess Victoria of Wales, the Duke of Connaught, Princess Louise (Duchess of Argyll), Prince Christian, the Duchess of Connaught, the Duke of Fife, Prin- cess Margaret of Connaught, and Princess Alice Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein. There were no speeches. The last toast was "The Lord Mayor, and Prosperity to the City of London." After this their Majesties left the table. Their Majesties' reception in South London was throughout of the most enthusiastic descrip- tion. London Bridge was prettily decorated, and at the eastern end of the Borough-road two tall pillars bore Masonic emblems, the signifi- cance of which would be understood by his Majesty and the other members of the Craft who saw them. St. George's-circus was gay with bunting and gaily decorated masts, and all along the streets of Lambeth to Westminster-bridge there was a vista of gay pennons hanging from scarlet-coloured masts. But the central incident in the King's progress through South London was the presentation of an address by the transpontine boroughs. This ceremony took place in front of the Council hall of the Borough of Southwark, where a pavilion of purple and gold had been erected. The mayors of Southwark, Deptford, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Lewis- ham, Greenwich, and Woolwich were present, with their town clerks and representative alder- men and councillors from each borough. On the etand opposite were the Bishops of Rochester and Southwark, Mr. James Bailey, M.P., Captain Norton, M.P., Mr. R. K. Causton, M.P., Mr. Lionel Cust, M.P., together with aldermen and councillors and their wives. The South London municipalities presented their loyal address amid much enthusiasm, the King made one more gracious reply, and went on his way. Thousands and thousands all along saw their King and their Queen, and cheered them. An interesting feature of the return journey was the presence on the Horse Guards' Farade ot over a hundred Chelsea Hospital veterans, scarlet- coated, quaintly capped, and all much be- medaHed. To the salute of these the King was noticed to give a specially warm return, as he had done earlier in the day at a point in Fleet- street, to the veterans of the Crimea. and the Mutiny, for whom private care had provided a position. The brilliant cavalcade re-entered Buckingham Palace exactly at 3.35, having experienced on the long drive no unforeseen incident. There was again a tremendous out- burst of loyalty from the deep-throated multi- tude at the gates, and their Majesties passed into the Palace amid a perfect hurricane of cheers. I HIS MAJESTY'S THANKS. I The Lord Mayor on Saturday evening received the following letter from the Home Secretary: — Home Department, Whitehall, Oct. 25, 1902. My Lord,—I have received the King's com- majid6 to express to your lordship his Majesty's thanks for the hospitality with which their Majesties were entertained at the Guildhall this afternoon. The King commands me further to inform your lordship that both he and the Queen were hignly gratified by the loyal reception accorded to their Majesties throughout their progress through the City of London. I have the honour to be, my lord, Your lordship's obedient servant, A. AKERS DOUGLAS. I The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of London.
I THE ROYAL THANKSGIVING. THE KING AND QUEEN AT ST. PAUL'S. AN IMPRESSIVE SERVICE. I A solemn thanksgiving service for the recovery of the King from his illness took place in St. Paul's Cathedral on Sunday morning, and was attended by the King and Queen, many other members of the Royal family, and a very large and representative congregation. Their Majes- ties, with Princess Victoria, Prince Charles of Denmark, and a number of members of the Household, left Buckingham Palace at 10.40 a.m., and proceeded by way of Buckingham Palace- road, Victoria-street, the Thames Embankment and Ludgate-hill to the Cathedral. Immediately after the arrival of the Royal party the service proceeded, the sermon being preached by the Bishop of London. At its close the King and Queen returned to the Palace by way of Nt-lkvgate- street, Holborn-viaduct, Holborn, Oxford-street. and Hyde-park. The weather on Sunday was, un- fortunately, rainy during most of the morning, but considerable numbers of people had assembled along the route both to and from the cathedral, and their Majesties were heartily cheered. The worshippers at this the last of the series of historic services in the great metropolitan cathe- dral marking the Coronation year included, as has been briefly indicated, the King and Queen themselves, members of the Royal House, nearly all the great men in the capital holding offices of State, and the Lord Mayor and Corporation of the City of London with their officers. By these in some sense the whole Empire was repre- sented. But the service was in plain contrast with that which the Sovereign attended in semi-state, and with a far more brilliant entourage, upon the conclusion of peace. It had been a less jubilant note, and it was not grandly staged. The royal worshippers then found places in a cleared arena under the dome. On Sunday, with a thought for the more personal import of this thanksgiving, they were seated within the chancel, nearjto the sanctuary, and quite out of sight of most of the general congre- gation, It was a service great only in the occasion for it. The mind was taken back beyond recent times of national exultation or distress thirty years, to a memorable day when the people of Eng- land gave thanks for the life of the Prince of Wales. All men's thoughts were of the doubled mercy. It was a great thing, first of all, to see for an hour and a half the old and spaeious temple filling with the highest of the King's lieges—to recognise no face or figure that had not some Im- perial value. The Lords and Commons gathered under the dome, entering by the north and south doors; all save the Lord Chancellor and the Ministry, whose places were in the chancel. The Lord Chancellor did not wear his robes, and Ministers were plainly dressed, except when they carried the riband and star of the Garter. But the Lord Chief Justice and other members of the bench of judges came as they sit in court, and there was a splendour of many uniforms and Orders, a great show of rich and tasteful gowns. One saw them very brilliant and sharp for a moment in the porches, and then they were merged in the sober mass of colour within the church, lost in the religious half-light illumined by a few candelabra. Doorkeepers of the two House moved about busily, leading people to their appointed places. Near to the chancel, light shone down upon the dim white ranks of a greatly augmented choir, which overflowed about the pulpit, and on the dimmer gold-laced tunics of the Royal Artillery band, ranged opposite. The choristers numbered 400, the instrumentalists alone 97 men. All bustle of arrivals was ended half an hour or more before the King and Queen were due. The first worshippers of Royal blood to pass up the nave were the Princess Louise and the Duke of Argyll. The Duke of Cambridge, his breast resplendent with Orders, entered on the arm of Colonel FitzGeorge, and shortly after him Princess Beatrice. The band had played for half- an hour and ceased; the organ, sounding in a soft and palpi- tating andante, had presently left us in silence, except as a vague exhilaration of bells came in through the wide west door. In the oppressive stillness a soldier, overcome by the fatigue of supporting his barbarous head-dress, let his rifle fall with a clatter, and was led out by two com- rades. Then came a sound of subdued cheering from Cudgate-hill and the blare of a double fanfare. To the processional hymn, Now thank we all our God," the choir at once moved forward. The procession was led, as the rule is, by minor canons, prebendaries, and canons residentiary. Then came the trim sheriffs, the City Remembrancer, Jond the City Marshal in their proper panoply, with regalia, and the Lord Mayor, bearing the pearl sword. The King and Queen followed closely, sup- ported by the Venerable Dean and the Bishop of London, in the gorgeous copes which excited admiration in Westminster Abbey. The King wore a field marshal's uniform with the Garter, and looked as he has always looked since his illness, in the best health of his life. The Queen was an even more graceful figure than she is at all times, in a perfect costume and bonnet of lavender. The Prince of Wales in the uniform of a rear admiral, escorted the Princess Victoria. Thrones and faldstools were set for the King and Queen by the north wall of the sanctuary. The service proceeded, half-heard by most of the congregation in the main and fully shared in only when the aymns were sung. For worshippers placed there the music of choir and organ in St. Paul's is confused by echoes, and the priest becomes inarticulate. But softer passages of music came in a murmur singularly sweet and clear; and the Te Deum of Sir George Martin, which many will remember all their lives as it was sung on the steps of St. Paul's at the Diamond Jubilee, pealed through the church with tremendous impressiveness, its well- contrasted passages disfigured only by one noisy, climax. The sermon by the bishop was preached from the text, God spake once, and twice have I heard the same, that power belongeth unto God, but thou Lord art merciful." His lordship quoted the fine lines about the fear of death from Browning's Prospice." Fear death, to feel the fog in my throat, The mist in my face, When the snows begin and the blasts denote I am nearing the place, The power of the night, the press of the storm. They picture an experience which, he said, if it only happened once to a man, should leave a mark upon him all the days of his life. To know it twice and yet turn back from the Arch-fear in visible form" was granted to very few. Tha King's life must clearly have been saved for kingly servIce., for a more perfect fulfilling of the famous motto, Ich Dien," for the stability of a nation's welfare. We know well," said the bishop, that such thoughts as these are in the mind and heart of the Sovereign himself. We have not forgotten the words of the Royal message of August 8. It is not for me to spoil by amplification that simple and manly ascription of power to God. But, or ourselves, we must cherish the life twice saved, twice restored. We must be a people whom it uplifts a King to lead." As brief as it was bold in thought, the sermon stirred all who heard it to sing the National Anthem with a fresh and high emotion and so the service ended. Their Majesties passed out of the church to the music of Wagner's "Kaiser- marsch." Although the rain was unfortunately falling, a devoted gathering of people gave their Majesties a hearty cheer as they left the Cathedral. The return to Buckingham Palace was made by way of Newgate-street, Holborn, and Oxford-street, a route which has not been honoured by a regal procession since Queen Victoria drove through in the early days of 1900. As their Majesties passed the Salvation Army citadel in Oxford-street on their way to St. Paul's the band of the 11 regiment," who were stationed outside in scarlet uniforms and white caps, struck up the Nationel Anthem, in which the crowd heartily joined. The King, who seemed much pleased, saluted twice, and the Queen bowed graciously.
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