A WELCOME. Sea-kings' daughter from over the sea, Alexandra! Saxon and Norman and Dane are we, But all of us Danes in our welcome of thee, Alexandra! Welcome her, thunders of fort and of fleet! Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street! Welcome her, all things youthful and sweet, Scatter the blossom under her feet Break, happy land, into earlier flowers Make music, 0 bird, in the new budded bowers Welcome her, welcome her, all that is ours! Warble, 0 bugle, and trumpet, blare Flags, flutter out upon turrets and towers Flames, on the windy headland flare! Utter your jubilee, steeple and spire Clash, ye bell, in the merry March ai^r Flash, ye cities, in rivers of fire! Welcome her, welcome the land's desire, Alexandra! Sea-kings' daughter as happy as fair, Blissful bride of a blissful heir, Bride of the heir of the kings of the sea, 0 joy to the people and joy to the throne, Come to us, love us, and make us your own For Saxon or Dane or Norman we, Teuton or Celt, or whatever we be, We are each all Dane in our welcome of thee, Alexandra no Pott Latirsatf. Alezmdra
THE WEDDING DAY. On Tuesday the marriage ceremony in which the Eng- lish nation feels so deep an interest was performed with fitting pomp & solemnity at Windsor. At 11 o'clock the Royal carriages with an escort of the Horse Guards, left the Castle, and proceeded in the direction of St. George's Chapel ST. GEORGE'S CitiPEL. -Simple, lofty, and cold, it is difficult to light up the Nave of St. George's. But the difficulty was overcome by the hues and colours so rich and bright that from the floor half-way up the fluted pillars the effect was like that produced by a piece of gorgeous tapestry, or by a grand oriental carpeting hung on the walls. It would be vain to make an attempt to describe all the incidents which took place, before the chancel became the scene of more interesting proceedings, short as that was. On a sudden-far remote, indeed-are heard from the world beyond the walls the dulled bars of God save the Queen," and as they are yet sounding nearer and nearer, the purple curtain is drawn back, and there enters the Nave the procession of the guests, including the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, the chief members of the family of the Bride and Bridegroom, &c., &c. The representative of the glories of the Khalsa, the descendant of the Lion of Lahore, is resplendant in cloth of gold kirkob, with collar of pearls and sheen of yellow satin and it is strange to see him here among the fair-haired Norsemen and Teutons whose boldest adventures had never led them within half the world's circumference of the land we have made our own but without offence to the distinguished throng, it may be said it is in the nature of the day that the greatest at- tention should be attracted by the mother, the young sisters and brothers of the Bride, who are received with such deference as could be shown to them by the as- semblage. They all passed in to the chapel. And then come the young Princesses of England, with that frank, simple, gentle girlhood, reminding us of an anniversary so fraught with blessings for many years, we can but make our best prayer that the like shall be granted to us in a future reign, who, bowing in return to the lowly salutations of ladies and gentle- men right and left, glide noiselessly on before the young Princes, who, in the garb of old Gael," walk side by side in the interval between their sisters and the Princess Helena, with placid composure. They pass on, one by one, the fair daughter of the House who has been given to the young Prince of Hesse, and the Crown Princess of Prussia, who is followed for ever by our respectful solicitude and affectionate loyalty. When Her Royal Higness appeared, leading his little Royal Highness Prince William of Prussia, whose tiny gait was revealed fully by the Highland costume in which he was dressed, another murmur a soft rustling sound-stole through the Nave, which the genius of the place alone repressed from an enthusiastic developement. But it was, nevertheless, the index to the feelings of the whole English heart. Soon after 12 o'clock the Procession of the Bride- groom appeared. Once more the trumpets sound, the drums roll, the curtain once more opens, and, headed by the drums and trumpeters, enters the Procession of the Bridegroom — THE BRIDEGROOM, Supported by bis Brother-in-law, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Prussia, K.G and by his Uncle, His Riyal Highness the Ratlins: Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, KG. His Royal Highness, whose mantle of the Garter con- cealed his uniform so far that only the gold-striped over- all and spurs can be seen to give an indication that he wears his uniform below, bears himself as one who has a light heart and princely dignity. Every eye speaks its blessing, and every head pays its willing homage as he passes along, returning the reverences of the people on both sides with scrupulous and zealous observance of courtesy. The head of the Bridegroom's procession is in the chapel, which is now sparkling more brightly still, and as drums and trumpets cease the march from Athalie takes up the joyous strains. It was half-past twelve when the drums and trumpets again sounded, and the curtain, raising for the fourth time, gave admis- sion to the procession of the bride. PROCESSION OF THE BRIDE, Herald. Herald. Master of the Ceremonies, Lieutenant-General the Hon. Sir Edward Cust, K.C.H. Mr C. A. Gnsch, Ciip,ain de Falbe, The Danish Minister, M Torben de Bille. The Vice Chamberlain The Lord Ch ltnberl an of the of the Q ipen's Household, Queen's Household, The Viscount Castlerose. The Viscount Syduey. THE BRIDE, Suppoi ted by her fath; r his Roya) Highness Prince Christian of Denmark, And by his Royal Highness ttie Duke of Cambridge, K.G. THE TRAIN OF HEK ROYAL HIGHNESS, Borne by eight unmarried daughters of Dukes, Marquises, and Earls — I The Lady Victoria Scott The Lady Elma Bruce The Lady E nilv Viiliers The Lady Feodire Wellesley I The Lady Diana Beauclerk The Lady Victoria Howard The Lady Aneta Y rice Tile Lady Eleanor titre Then followed the Ladies au 1 Geutlemeu in attendance on the B, ide. For the first two or three minutes after the doors were opened there were apparently no claimants for admis- sion but after that short interval the hurried buzz and constant rustling of silk showed that they were coming in fast to the Nave—though none passed beneath the screen which gave admission to the more exclusive precincts of the Choir reserved for Royalty or high officers of State alone. It looked a sanctuary wcrthy of such high presence as was there to assemble, and its dim religious light became its grand old history and associations—rich and soft, without being sombre, suffi- cient to show it all, yet not to give a glare upon its quaint old monuments and glittering heraldry. The Knights of the Garter, and the corps diplomatic enter, and suddenly there is just a perceptible move- ment-a kind of consciousness that something has occurred which tells at once that the Queen is either coming or has come, and all eyes are quietly directed towards the quaint old pew in the wall. In another instant the Queen herself appears, accompanied by his Royal Highness the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the brother of the late Prince, and, as we all know, so like him as to make the resemblance almost startling as he stands by the side of Her Majesty. The Queen wears the simplest and plainest of widow's weeds-a widow's cap, a black silk dress, white collars and cuffs, and black gloves. The only colours which appear upon her are the Star of the Order of the Garter, and its blue riband, narrowed to the width Her Majesty usually wears, across her left shoulder. She looks well in health, but thinner and older, with the permanent traces f deep grief and care stamped on every lineament of her features. At last, with a great clangour of trumpets, which at first are muffled into a rich indistinctness behind the curtains, the long looked-for procession of the Bride en- ters, and the Prince, giving one look to satisfy himself of the fact of the arrival, keeps his eyes fixed upon the Queen, and never turns his head again till his affianced stands beside him. The hush was now so deep and breathless that even the restless glitter of the jewels that twinkled everywhere seemed almost to break it, and, despite the stately eti- quette which had hitherto regulated every word and gesture, all now bent far and eagerly forward as the hum and rustle in the Nave beyond showed the young Bride to be drawing near. In another minute she had entered, and stood In gl,ss of -.atin and gli,nmer of pearls, Queen lily aud rose in one," the fairest and almost the youngest of all her lovely train that bloomed in fair array behind her. Though not agitated, she appeared nervous, and the soft delicate bloom of colour which ordinarily imparts a look of joy- ous happiness to her expressive features, had all but disappeared as, with head bent down. but glancing her eyes occasionally from side to side, she moved slowly up towards the altar. From the way her features are now shaded by the veil and her look bent forward it is diffi- cult to see her features more fully, but as she nears the altar she drops her arm, and for the first time appears beneath the folds of her veil a large bouquet of orange flowers, carried in a princely gift from the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh. On these occasions, we believe, the dress of the bride ranks in general estimation as only second in importance to the celebration of the ceremony itself, which is to be regretted, for a lady's dress, like a lady's beauty, can only be described by its effect. It is embroidered white silk, trimmed with silver, which can just be discerned in rich designs glittering between the snowy folds* The traditional white is not however, departed from, though over all she wears a slight boddice with open sleeves of white silk, embroidered with silver, and which, falling tight, sets off her tapering waist and faultless symmetry of form to absolute perfection. Her gorgeous train of white and silver is borne by eight young ladies between the ages of 15 and 20, the very choice and flower of the fair scions of our most ancient houses. Slowly the Bride reaches the haut pas, and as she stops 1to bow to the Queen, some of her fair attendants, who are apparently even more nervous than herself, attempt to kneel, but, finding their mistake, THe quickly and move on as if they did not mean it. Then, and then only, does the Prince turn as if to receive her, but checks himself as he sees them all bowing to the Queen, and for the first and only time, he seems irresolute as to what he ought to do. The long bent scrutiny seelos to have disturbed his com- posure at last, though only for a second, and the Anthem ceases, and all retire a little apart while the Bride and the Bridegroom are left standing in the middle of the haltt pas, the latter alone, the former, of course, closely surrounded by her attendant bridesmaids, s > closely indeed, that in that [ gorgeous mass of scallet and purple and gold, they were the only group on which the eye could turn with a feeling like rest, from the surrounding gtitter. Handel's march from Joseph had been played at entering, but all music had ceased as the party stood round the altar, till its strains broke out with the solemn words of the ichorale.- This day, with joyful heart and voica To Heav'n he raised a nation's pray'r J Almighty Father deign to ifant Thy blessing to the wedded pair, S,) shall no clouds of sorrow dini The sunshine of their esrly days_; But Happiness iu endless rouud Shall still encompass all their ways. The exquisitively soft music of this chant, at once solemn and sorrowful, was composed by the late Prince Consort. As the solemn chant, ended, the Prelates ad. vanced to the communion rails, and the Primate, in a rich clear voice, w"ich was heard throughout every part of the building, Choir, or Nave, commenced the service with the u,ual forrau arv, D ;*r!y beloved, IVtJ are gathered to- gether here in the si^ht of God and in the face of this congregation to join together this man and this woman in holy m;itrimony, There is a solemn pause after that dreadful adjuration in which they are charged to ans,ver if there was any impediment to their marriage, and then, after a moment, the Primate passed on to Wilt thou, Albert Edward, have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy state of matrimony ? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live. To this the Prince rather bowed than responded, his utterance was so indistinct. To the same question, Wilt thou, Alexandra Carolina Maria, have this man to thy wedded husbahd ?" the reply was just audible, but nothing more, though, as usual. every ear was strained to catch it. But to the words, —" I take thee, Alexandra, to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth," the Prince repeated clearly word for word after his Grace, though now, again, when it was the turn of the young bride, she could be heard only to answer almost inaudibly, and her cheeks were suffused with a crimson flush, and she seemed very nervous. To the question Who giveth this W iman to be married to this Min," the RJHl father of the Bride only bowed and moved towards the Princess, who was removing her glove hurriedly. Then the Primate joined their hands, and in a clear, soft voice, firmly and deliberately repeated the words: With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee wor- ship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." All then knelt down while the prayer commencing 0 Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all mankind, Giver of all spiritual grace, the author of everlasting life send Thy blessing upon these Thy servants, this man and this wo-nan, whom we bless. in Thy name," was solemnly re- peated, and then the Primate joined their hands and said the final words Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder." With these words, which in law completed the marriage ceremony, the service was continued to the 67th Psalm, the solemn strains of which came like a relief to what seemed almost the overwrought feelings of all within the Choir as the words were pealing softly through both Nave and Aisle. Then was continued the usual prayer and exhortation, during which the izuns in the Long Walk were heard boom- ing forth, and the steeples throughout the town seemed to Hlltheairtithaound. The Primate was then beard con. eluding the exhortation. Then, raising his voice he so- lennnly pronounced the benediction, during which the Queen who had been more deeply affeuted, knelt and buried her | face in her handkerchief. The bride and bridegoom then joined hands, and turning to the Queen, gave more a nod of kindly friendship than a bow of state, which the Queen re- turned in kind. In another minute the Queen, giving a a similar greeting to the Princess, quitted the closet, & tho whole pageant went pouring in a georgeous stream or flood of colours, of waving plumes, and flaming jewels, out ot the choir. None can tell but those who were there pre- sent how grand and silernn was the whole ceremony, or with how much deep hope and true devotion the marriage of the second Prince of Wales was celebrated in St. George's Chapel Windsor. Tne wedding party returned from St. George's Chapel about half past one, to Windsor, where they were received by the Queen. Luncheon waA served in the dining ro,m and nearly 400 were present. The wedding-cake on the Royal table was divided into three compartments the mid- dle, of octangular form, containing a. square altar in the centre, with a Cupid at each angle holding a piece of wed- dingcake. The second wedding-cake was placed in the mid- dle of the table in St. George's Hall. It weighed about eighty pounds, and formed an octagon, covered with white sitin each side displaying alternately medallions of the Prince of Wales, the arms of Great Britain, medallions of the Princess Alexandra, and the arms of Denmark. The curnice was formed of large pearls. The cake was decorated with orange blossom and jasatnine, and the top was sur- mounted by a vase filed with a jasamine bouquet. R');al Hi.¡hness,'s tue Prince and Princess of Wales took their departure for her Majesty's marine residence, Osborne, Isle of Wight. The illuminations in London were on a more than usual scale of grandeur, and the whole passed off well, the night Deing fiue.
The Droit mentions the following as a fact :—"A shoeing smith, named Nl-, residing in the Rue Princetae, who has oeeu for some time partially deprived of the use of his legs b> rheumatism, perlei,ed, the day before yesterday, that some thief had taken away a number of horseshoes. He was so excited by this discovery, that all over h.m there burst out a profuse perspiration,which, to his am izement, had the effect of restoring the use of his legs, and the first use of he made of his rec verel pJlVers « ai o walk to the commissary of police to make a declaration of the theft.
I -r I TO THE EDITOR OF THE WELSHMAN." I 11 Bite, viper, it is only a file." SIR,-By a paragraph in the WELSHMAN, received this day, I see an article which I can designate by no other appelation than a mendacious falsehood. It is headed Tenby and its Rail way." After eulogizing the scheme of the railway and its supposed advantages, to which I wish every possible success, it goes on to say what I consider offensive and impertinent, viz. A hasty and injudicious attempt was mad e to obtain a Bill for a Railway from Whitland to Milford Haven fortunately for Tenby and South Pembrokeshire, and a few SHAREHOLDERS, the line has ENTIRELY FAILED." However this may be, the line has the merit of having for its promoters men of some POSITION, FAMILY, and FORTUNE, which shields it from the reproach of springing from obscurity. The enclosed letter, received this morning from the Committee of the Whitland & Milford Haven Railway, will, I trust, set the matter at rest as to the allegation in the WELSHMAN, WHETHER TRUTH OR FALSEHOOD SHALL PREVAIL, and I hope, from your sense of justice, you will give publicity to it. It is unquestionably true, that by a factious and paltry opposition, the Bill was thrown out this Session, and so far the assassin knife & the treacherous, poisoned chalice were successful. Although scathed for the time, it will, I sincerely hope and believe, next Session, in 1864, raise its head with renewed vitality and reanimated vigour, as I have much faith in the promoters and subscribers- men of wealth, and talent, and perseverance -such as Earl Cawdor, the Hon. W. H. Yelverton, Mr. Harcourt Powell, Capt. Capel Coape, and others,—men not likely to lend themselves to enter into hasty and injudicious schemes, but to adopt well-digested and thoughtful plans which the public can best appreciate. Personally, I am no admirer of railways, or my meadows fashioned after gridirons, or under any circumstances of having One within one hundred yards of my drawing-room windows, to say nothing of the demon-like and dis- cordant whistle. Throwing aside my private prejudice, I gave the TVltitland and Milford Haven line my most un- qualified support and best wishes for its success, being, as I believe, the common sense line, decidedly the only one that would develope the mineral resources of the county of Pembroke by passing through the centre of the ba-irt and opening for transit the vast coal field of Mr. Harcourt Powell and Mr. George Phillips, as the property more eastward is nearly exhausted, if not wholly so. Seeing this scheme is attacked by a mean, seihsh, and malignant spirit, I should not nesitate in allowing it to pass through the centre of my house. As report speaks of several new lines in contemplation, for which Bills are to be presented next Session, should such be the case, I again wish every success, except that of passing over one inch of my property, the same time reminding the several promoters of the scheme of the old adage, that every man has a right to ride his hobby horse in whatever manner he chooses, save that of bespattering his neighbours with mis- representation and atrocious disregard to truth. Believe me to remain, your very old subscriber, J. M. CHILD. Begelly House, March 7th, 1863. The Whitland and Milford Haven Proposed Railway, 18, Great George-street, Westminster, London, March 5, 1863. Sir,-I am desired by the Provisional Directors of the proposed railway to inform you that the Select Committee on Standing Orders declined, without as- signing any reason, to go into the merits of the Bill, on Tuesday, 24th February, so that it is lost for this Session. This result, though much to be deplored, is by no means fatal to the scheme, and only postpones it till another Session, when the promoters intend bringing it forward with increased energy, and with the ex- perience gained from this temporary defeat. The Directors and their Engineer, Mr. Shipway, will take such steps as shall make provision for meeting any opposition on Standing Orders, and which want of funds alone prevented their doing on this occasion in time to be of service. Since the last circular which I addressed to you, the Directors have received letters from the Admiralty, the War Office (through Sir J. Burgoyne), and the Horse Guards, giving the most unqualified approbation of those departments to the scheme. This, of course, will equally apply to the Bill which the promoters intend again bringing forward next Session, and will no doubt enable them to defeat any opposition which might possibly be offered on the merits of the Bill. The promoters intend adding an extension to Tenby in the future project; this exten- sion, coupled with the present scheme, is admitted by all parties to be the best line of railway for Pembroke- shire. The Directors therefore earnestly request that you will continue your support to their scheme, which is not abandoned, but which they pledge themselves to bring forward next session, and to the success of which they look with perfect confidence. I am, sir, your obedient servant, GEO CLEMENT, Secretary. To James M. Child, E8<1: LE1ENT, Secretary. Begelly Houfe? 4rberW.
HAVERFORDWEST. S. R. EDMOND AND THOMAS REES (Many years Clerks in the Office of Messieurs REES and DAVIES) BEG to inform their Friends and the Public generally, that they have commenced Business, in Partnor- P) ship, as AUCTIONEERS, APPRAISERS, ACCOUNTANTS, AGENTS, &c. And trust that by strict attention to all matters entrusted to their care, and the prompt discharge of their engagements, to merit and receive a share of public patronage. OFFICE DARK STREET, near the Mariner's Square. Haverfordwest, 14th January, 1863. SANTA CLARA BREWERY, SAINT CLEARS. 9 GALS. 18 GALS. GOOD DINNER ALE 10s. Od. 20s. X X X 11s. 6d. 23s. X X X X 12s. 6d. 25s. SANTA CLARA DO 13s. 6d. 27s. DO. DO. los. Od. 30s. Supplied direct from the Brewery, and from D. & W. DAVIES & COMPANY'S Stores, Nos. 1 & 2, GUILDHALL SQUARE, CARMARTHEN. Carriage Paid to any Station on the South Wales Railway. SOLE AGENTS FOR MESSRS. MANDERS & CO'S DUBLIN STOUT. j D. AND T. THOMAS RESPECTFULLY return thanks to their numerous Agricultural and other Friends, for the annually increasing Patronage accorded to them as Merchants and Tradesmen; and at the same time D. and T. T. in Soliciting future favours pledge themselves, as has -been their practice heretofore, to Supply their Customers with Goods of the most Genuine Quality on as Reasonable Terms as any House in the Kingdom; They beg to call attention to their well-selected Stocks of AGRICULTURAL SEEDS, consisting of- RED CLOVER. TREFOIL. WHITE DUTCH. RIB GRASS. VETCHES. Every variety of Grass, including the Celebrated Italian Grasses, Direct from the Growers Every variet yof Grass, DEALERS in PERUVIAN GUANO, NORRINGTON'S CELEBRATED SUPERPHOSPHATE OF LIME, THORLEY'S CONDIMENT AND FOOD FOR CATTLE, LINSEED CAKE, FLOUR, BRAN, INDIAN CORN MEAL, BARLEY MEAL, BARLEY OATS" and POTATOES,—for SEED as well as for the TABLE. Observe the Address,— D. AND T. THOMAS, Corn, Butter, and Cheese Factors, Lammas Street and Water Street, CARMARTHEN. WANTED, in the Ironmongery Business, an YT ASSISTANT and an APPRENTICE. iApplYlto I Mr. JOSEPH THOMAS, Ironmonger, Haverfordwest. The Welsh Language indispensable. HAY FOR SALE. TO be Disposed of, by PRIVATE CONTRACT, _L about 14 Tons of excellent MEADOW HAY, in Two Ricks.-For further particularsrapply to Mr. CHARLES, Cwmavel, Llandefeilog. SEED POTATOES FOR SALE. AN excellenf'sort of FLUKE KIDNEYS, un- J'L- aurnas?ed for the Table, very productive, and keep until Midsummer, eight shillings per cwt.-Apply to B THOMAS, Adpar Hill, Newcastle-Emlyn. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, SEVERAL ACRES of LARCH" "and other kj WOOD, growing on the AUt-Fawr on CM Farm. in the parish of Abergwilly, distant about four miles from Carmarthen, and a quarter of a mile from Nantcaredig. For particulars apply to the proprietor, Mr. REES, Cwm, Nantcaredig. March 3rd, 1863. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. ON Wednesday, March 18, the Rev. Richard Robert, of Huddersfield, will deliver a lecture in the Assembly Room, on "St. Paul, a Type of True Manhood." On Thursday, March 19, Mr. Roberts will preach in the Chapel at 7 o'clock p.m. On Sunday, March 22, the Rev. William H. Charles worth, of Neath, will preach at half-past 10 and half-past 6 o'clock In the Afternoon, at haif-past 2 o'clock, the Rev. Wm Morgan, of Union-street, will preach in Welsh.. R. LAWRENCE, (SON OF THE LA TE JOIfN LA WRENCE,) BOOKBINDER, 7, CHAPEL-STREET, CARMARTHEN, BEGS respectfully to inform the Nobility, Gentry, I Clergy, and Inhabitants generally of Carmarthen and the surrounding Neighbourhood, that he has com- menced Business at the above place, and hopes by strict a tention to merit a share of the Patronage so liberally t,estowrd upon his late Father. Established upwards of Thirty Years. TEETH, \r R. H. M. JONES, Surgeon Dentist, M.C.D.E., 1" No. 1, Nelson-place, Swansea, bf?s to acquaint hi Patrons and Friends that he continues to visit Carmarthen and vicinity monthly, as follows:- LLANDILO—The Fourth Tuesday, at the Cawdor Arms. LLANDOVERY-The Fourth Wednesday, at the Casth- Hotel. CARMARTHEN—The Fourth Thursday, at Mrs. WAU*- hrouish's, No. 40, King-street. Mr. JOYCES adopts all the latest London improvements i fixing Artificial Teeth on Gold, Vulcanite, &c., and guar,to tees all his cases t) fit perfectly. rerms strictly m,) d efat(- Terms strictly moderate. Consultations free. No. 1, Nelson-place, Swansea. DENTAL SURGERY. W J. EVANS, DENTIST, TREVANE HOUSE, N ART E N BY. HAVING made arrangements to visit CARMAR- JLJL THEN on the first WEDNESDAY and ttih-d SATUKDAY in every month :-bes to inform the inhabitants ot the Town and its vicinity, that he may be consulted at Miso EVANS, Confectioner, Lammas-street. Trevane House, Jan. 14th, 1863. Y Gicir yn Erlnn Ji Oes y Bycl I faitl, y Byd." Gytiti-aey LLANARTH CEREDIGION CfNNELIR EISTEDDFOD FAWREDDOG yn y lie Uchod, ar DDYDD IAU, y 30AIN 0 OR- PHENAF, 1863. Llywydd: SYR THOMAS DAVIES LLOYD, BARWNIG. Am y Traethawd Goreu ar y Testyn—" Yr Amddiffyniad Goreu o Eirwiredd Hanesyddol Pum Llyfr Moses, neu Atebiad i Resymau Cyfeiliornus Dr. Colenso." Gwobr, E10 10s. Am y Dadganiad Goreu, stan Gor, heb fod dan 30ain o Nifer, o'r Chorus Oh Pwy yw Hwn," (Storm). Gwobr, £10 10s. Ail, L3 3s. Anfonir rhestr o'r Testynau ar dderbyniad dau Stamp. Cyferier pob gohebiaeth at Ysgrifenyddion yr Eisteddfod JNO. JORDAN JONES, jun Fronwen, 1 A > Ysgrifenyddion. DAVID JONES, Draper, ) LUnarth, via Aberayron, Mawrth, 1863. CARMARTHEN UNION. CONTRACTS. To Flour Dealers, Butchers, Milkmen, Grocers, Carpen- ters, Shoemakers, Stationers, and Coal Merchants. THE Guardians of the above Union will on TSaturday, the 21st instant, receive Tenders from such persons rts are willing to Contract for supplying the Carmar- then Workhouse with the following artielts from the 28th March to the 27th June, 1863. The best Seconds and one-way Flour, and good fresh Oat- meiil, Rounds of good Fat Beef without the Leg Bone, Beeves-Heads and Legs of Mutton. Good old Welsh Cheese, S ilt Butter, Skimmed Milk and Potatoes, Tea, Brown Sugar, Boiling Peas, Rice, Treacle, Pepper, Starch, Soda, Blue, Soap, and Candles. The best Stone Coal. Men, Women and Children's Shoes and Wooden Clogs, for twelve months ending 2.5th March, 1864, also good sub. stantial Elm Coffins, properly pitched inside, and to be made of i inch Elm, and a Shroud for Paupers of the age.of 14 years or upwards. The Board will also receive Tenders for the Printing, Stationery, &c., required. The above articles to be delivered at the Workhouse at such times and in such quantities as the Guardians may re- quire. The Guardians reserve to themselves the power of con- tracting separately for each article, and do not bind them- selves to accept the lowest tender. Each Contractor will be required to enter into a Bond (free of expense) with two responsible sureties, whose written consent to become such sureties must be sent in with such Tender. Printed Forms of Tender may be had on application to the Clerk, who will also show the forms of Contract and Bond to be entered into by Contractors. All proposals mu-t be sealed (marked Tenders) and de- livered to the Clerk, on or} before Friday, the 20tu day of March instant. Samples must be produced, as the quality of the articles will be most rigidly enforced, and no consi- deration as to price will at all weigh as an excuse for the tame not being of the quality contracted for. By order of the Board, EVAN EVANS, Clerk. Board Room, March 9tb, 1863. SUFFERERS FROM COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMA, AND CONSUMPTION, TRY I D A V I E S'S BALSAMIC ELIXIR FOR ALL DISORDERS*OF^THE"BBEATH & LUNGS. THIS Medicine is highly recommended for the I cure of Coughs'^Jand iculds:lof fevery description, Influenza, Asthma, Consumption, and all the distressing complaints of the Chest, &c., &c. One small bottle of the Balsamic will convince the: most sauguine sceptio of its efficacy. Prepared only by .Nfr.,J. H;1DAVIES, Medical Hall, 31, King-street, Carmarthen,"in Bottles lslid, 2s 9d, & 48 6d. TO BE LET, And may be entered upon at Lady-Day next. BELLE VUE, late the residence of Capt. Hill situate witoin ten minutes' walk of the Cown of Uirmarthen, and the Carmarthen Junction of the South Wales Railway. The house comprises three Sitting-rooms, six Bedrooms, two Kitchens, 2 Pantries, China Closet, two-stailed Stable, u.ach-house, with rooms above. Walled Garden, stocked ,vith Fruit 1 rees, &o. Further Particulars of Mr. Bankes Davies, L'wyndu, or Mr. J. H. Thomas, Estate Agent, &c., Carmarthen. TllEVENTY, NEAR ST. CLEARS. IMPORTANT TO FARMERS, GRAZIERS, AND OTHERS. rpHE above Farm, containing about 500 Acres of Tricti Meadow aiiti P''?' Land, will be LET BY .IUCTION, in suitable parcels, in or about the firt week m April, until the 14th November next. Further parti- eulars will duly appear. J. HOWELL THOMAS, Auctioneer. R- ush. moor, March 5th, 1863. UNUSUALLY EXTENSIVE & IMPORTANT SALE OF TIMBER POLES. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. MR. J. HOWELL THOMAS will SELL by 1 AUCTION, towards the end of 1\L.rch next about 120 Acres of OAK, ASH, and LARCH POLES, now sanding and growing on the Estate of Pits floel, near Uydrim. Full particulars of which will duly appear. Rushmoor, Carmarthen, Feb. 26 h. 1863. CAP,IIARTfi EI;S HIRE. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT PARKGWYN, IN the Parish of Abergwilly, distant about one -L Mile from the Town of iJar-na: then, of winch Town nid the Vale of Towy, it commands a most delighfol view. The Property c(insists if about 94 acres of rich Meadow Land, with a Suiistui ial Cottage and Garden adjoining. It affords a most desirable site for the erecii-)ti of a g-si- lence, and to ,Inall C,ipit-lis it off,,ia a peculiarly eligible uveaiment, and one nr.'ly tu e met with. For further particulars, and to tr iL, ap, ly t) Mr. Jf)hn ilowell Thomas, Es ate Agent, Auctioneer and Surveyor, Carmarthen. CARMARTHENSHIRE. IMPORTANT SALE OF OAK & LARCH POLES. MR. J. HOWELL THOMAS will SELL by ll. A UCTION, at tne IVY BUSH HOTEL, Carmar'hen, on WEDNESDAY, the l,t day of ApUIL, 1863, at 2 o'clock -.in., all the valuable OAK POLES, now standing an.1 ,r,,wini in P,titti ,I Wo!)d, ia ttie parish of Trelecti, and containing about 86 acres. Afo, all the LARCH POLES, which are marked with White Paint. The above Ti'nber is well adapted for Colliery and other purposes, and is situate jiear the road within six miles of the St. Clear's Station of the S «uth Wales Railway, Further particulars may be obtained on applying to the Auctioneer. Lammas-streef, 12thillfarcb, 1863, FOR SALE, A VALUABLE HOltSE AND A GOOD DOGCART. WALTER LLOYD has received instructions to otfer for Sale, at the Boar's Head Yard, Carmar- then, on Saturday, the 21st day of March, 1863, at 2 o'clock, p m., a BAY HORSE (BOB), 6 years old, well known with Mr. Powell's Hounds as a First-class Hunter; also goes steady in Harness. A good strong DOGCART, quite new, by KNAPP, of London, the property of the late James Whittaker, Esq.' of Laugharne (deceased). Mydrim, March 11, 1863. PEMBROKESHIRE. MR. WALTER LLOYD will SELL by AUC- jLTA. TION, on THURSDAY, the 26tti day of MARCH, 1863, AT DYFFRYN, In the Parish of Kilriedyn, the whole of the STOCK, CROP, IMPLEMENTS of HUSB.^NHRY, DAIRY and BREWING UTENSILS, &c., togethpr with the whole of the modern HOUSEHOLD FURNITVRE. The stock consist of one very useful Day Mare, 6 years old, quiet in harness; 1 very handsome bay Cob, 4 years old, quiet to ride or drive 1 Cow and Calf of the Shorthorn breed, a good milcher; 1 yearling Heifer Calf; a part of a Rick ..f Hay, and 3 Stacks of Oats 1 new Cart, together, with harness for the same a Gentleman's Saddle and Bridle, quite new. The Furniture comprises mahogany and other chairs, sofa, sideboard, tables, bedstpads, featheroeds, bed clothes, carpeting, a very handsome dinner service, tea do., together with several other articles too numerous to mention. Luucheon on the Taole at 11, and the Sale to commence at 12 o'clock precisely. CREDIT ON CONDITIONS. LLANDILO. VALUABLE TIMBER FOR SALE. IVTESSRS. J. DAVIES and T. GRIFFITHS will J_vX SELL by AUCTION, at the CASTLE INN, LLANDILO, on SATUltDAY, the 21st day of MARCH, 1863, at two o'clock in the afternoon The undermentioned Lots of valuable OAK and other TIMBER TREES and POLES now stand- ing and growing on the farm of CWMAGOL, in the paiish of Llansathen. Carmarthenshire, namely LOT 1. -All 'the ASH- and ALPER TIMBER TREES, about 100 in number, and are being consecutively numbered, standing and growing on the said Farm of Cwmagol. LOT 2. —All the OAK TIMBER TREES, about 150 in numher, and are being consecutively numbered, standing and growing on the said Farm. Lor 3. —All the OAK, LARCH, AL jl., and other POLES, about 770 in number (marked) growing and titanding on the said Farm ot Cwmagol. The above Lots comprise sound well-grown Timber and Poles, fit for Shipbuilding, Agricultural, Colliery, and other purposes. CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN ACCORDING TO CONDITIONS OF SALE' IW The Lots'will be shown by Mr. Smith, the Tenant of Cwmagol, and any further information may be had of Mr. B. J. Griffiths, Land-Suryeyor, Berthllwyd, Llaadilo.
and Cannon-street and Watling. street on the other, omnibuses and cabs were pressed into the service at incredible prices, and their roofs converted into plat- forms on which, women and children scrambled at the risk of breaking their legs and arms. The appearance of the whole pageant as the procession turned in from Cheapside and defiled round the Cathedral was truly gorgeous and imposing. Respectful demonstrations were made in favour of the occupants of each of the Royal carriages but the scene that took place when the personages of the day came in view was the most extraordinary in the whole route of the r Royal Highnesses. Every lady of the many thou- sands seated round the glorious edifice that presented itself to the admiring eyes of the Princess sprang to her feet, a myriad of handkerchiefs were waved simulta- neously, the boys of St. Paul's School gave the fire," and the exuberant joy of the multitudes in the streets in windows, and on the roof tops, broke forth in deafening cheers that the roar of artillery would scarcely have drowned, and which were kept up till the Royal party had passed into Ludgate-hill. TEMPLE-BAR. Temple-bar, as everybody knows, stands at the western extremity of Fleet-street, and separates the city of London from the city of West- minster. As one of the most conspicuous objects on the route of the procession, and as offering peculiar facilities for an effective display, the civic authorities wisely re- solved to decorate it in a manner worthy of so joyful an occasion. The result of their labours, if not exactly calculated to please all tastes, was, at all events, suffici- ently striking and gorgeous. Under the superinten- dence of the City Architect, cunning workmen had succeeded in putting a new face upon an old friend, and in so altering his whole appearance as to make recog- nition exceedingly difficult. Who could have detected in the glittering mass of gold and crimson which be- strode Fleet-street the dirty, gray, weather beaten structure, with its heavy stonework, its timeworn statues, and its terrible reminiscences of human heads stuck upon spikes, which is so familiar to us all P The massive gates had been retained, and the general out- line of the new creation called up a dim recollection of the ancient edifico as it came from the hands of Wren, but there the resemblance ended. From top to bottom all was changed. The lower parts were swathed in coloured cloth, decorated with fringes and tassels, so that not an inch of the masonry was visible. Above the centre of the middle arch were placed medallion I portraits of the Prince and Princess in white stucco. Broad pieces of cloth of gold, stiff with metal, were drawn over the body of the structure, and so arranged on either side of the centre window as to represent the front of a pavilion. The heavy folds were adorned here and there with two hearts in crimson velvet, bound together with blue ribands and enclosed in a wreath of green leaves. Of course the well-known statues which have looked down with their stony eyes upon so many strange scenes were en- tirely concealed from view, but in their stead two gilt figures appeared in a sitting posture at the spot where the cloth of gold, parted and drawn aside, seemed to give admission to the interior of the tent. The united arms of England and Denmark, surmounted by a crown and surrounded by a golden wreath of bay-leaves, were displayed at the top of the pavilion. Higher up rose the pediment, its middle or flat portion filled in with cloth of a reddish purple hue, and inclosed in an elabo- rately carved cornice in white and gold. The devise chosen for the cornice was the letter A. which stands for both Albert and Alexandra, encircled by a wreath of flowers. On the summit of the pediment, with its head towering far above the roofs of the houses on either side, stood a white statue of Hymen, who, armed with his torch, seemed eager to celebrate the nuptial rite. At each angle of the building was a tripod con- taining incense, while over the posterns were white altars beautifully sculptured, and angels holding bun- ches of orange blossoms. So attractive an object as we have endeavoured to describe, standing in such a pro- minent position, could not fail to draw together an im- mense crowd of spectators. Nor did it. The crush at this point, indeed, was all the morning something won- derful. THE STRAND AND TRAFALGAR-SQUARE.—If the City of Westminster, not having a wealthy corporation to conduct its affairs, was unable to produce any of those decorations on a large scale which were to be seen in the City of London, its inhabitants individually did not fail to give abundant and emphatic proof of their loyalty by decking out their shops and dwellings in the most brilliant gala trappings. The fronts of the houses were lavishly festooned with garlands of artificial flowers balconies and galleries were hung with crimson cloth flags, of all shapes and hues, fluttered in bewildering variety from the housetops, from the windows on the upper stories, and from long lines stretched across the street from one side to the other. One, for exam- ple, hung out the greeting Welcome Fair Denmark the Mountains of Wales," a clear proof that he himself was a native of those parts, or surely he would have welcomed the illustrious lady to something more in season. Another quoted Shakspeare's lines- God, the best maker of all marriages, "Unite your hearts in one." The two churches of St. Clement Danes and St Mary- le-Strand, which stem the current of the great thorough- fare like islands in a stream, were each walked about with spacious galleries, accommodating about 2,000 peo- ple, and brilliantly adorned with flags, evergreens and crimson cloth. The entrances to King's College and Somerset-house were also blocked up by galleries, and the vestibules of the theatres in the Strand were transformed into private boxes for the nonce. Further west large and lofty galleries were erected in front of the gaps on the south side of the Strand caused by the Railway demolitions. The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields was enclosed on several sides by scaffolding, for the accommodation of spectators, and a considerable number of persons also clustered on the roof. An immense banner extended across the street, bearing the words 11 The Parishioners of St. Martin's welcome their future Princess." Tra- falgar-square, of course, attracted a vast concourse of peo- ple but as the route of the procession lay along the upper, instead of the lower end of the square, only a small number of persons obtained a view of the sight compared with those who might have been gratified in that way had the arrangement been reversed. The points of vantage ground, such as the base of the Nelson Column and the pedestals of the other statues, were covered with patient crowds from a little after noon. The upper terrace was also densely thronged. The darkening aspect of the skies soon occupied the general attention, and led to speculations as to whether Admiral Fitzroy's suspicions of the loyalty of the weather were well founded During the smart shower which fell between 2 and 3 o'clock, much despondency ensued, for it was feared that the Princess would drive past in a closed carriage, but nobody seemed to flinch from the wetting or pay any regard to it, except in so far as it might affect the chances of getting a good look at the august stranger. After getting out of the City the procession made its way more comfortably and alertly, but it did not reach Trafalgar-square until nearly a quarter past 4. PALL-MALL.—In Pall-mall, which the procession next entered, preparations had been made for its reception with as much diligence as in the great thoroughfares through which it had just passed. No house on either side of the street was left undecorated, and no window unoccupied. Crimson and scarlet were, as eleswhere, the prevailing hues; but there were other colours too, by which these were relieved, at frequent intervals. The blue and white of the handsome balcony which ran in front of the Carlton Clubhouse distinguished it from its neighbours. A profusion of laurel leaves served the same purpose for one or two private houses. The War- office was draped all over with folds of crimson and white cloth, and in the courtyard before it was erected tiers of benches capable of holding some hundreds of per- sons. A balcony in front of Malborough-house—the future residence of the Prince and Princess of Wales— furnished similar accomodation. As at the Carlton, spacious balconies were constructed in front of the Athenseum, the Travellers', the Reform, the Army and Navy, and the other Clubhouses. Nor were they long untenanted on Saturday morning. Ladies, for whose accomodation chiefly they were provided, began to take possession of them shortly after 11 o'clock, and were set down by carriages at the Clubhouse doors in one unbroken stream up to not very long before the procession arrived. When they had taken their seats, and the vast crowd which thronged the streets was confined within proper limits on each side by the police, Pall-mall looked proudly gay indeed. From Her Majesty's Theatre, whieh may be regarded as the starting point of Pall-mall proper, and the bal- conies of which were tastefully ornamented and filled with ladies, along the whole way to St. James's dense files of eager spectators lined the street from pavement to housetop; and from pavement to housetop, from window and balcony, was the Princess Alexandra warmly welcomed as she passed. The people in the street cheered her long and loudly,and innumerable hand- kerchiefs waved in the air conveyed to her the cordial greetings of the fair occupants of the balconies. She bowed gracefully and repeatedly her acknowledgments for the spontaneous burst of enthusiasm which her pre- sence evoked, whilst the Prince of Wales also expressed thanks. The procession wheeled from Pall-mall into St. Jame's-street, where it still encounterred the gaze of thousands equally eager to catch a glimpse of it as were those whom it had just passed. PICCADILL Y. This long and spacious thoroughfare was not so profusely decorated as St. James's-street, yet it possessed an interest of its own from the mansions of the nobility with which it is interspersed. Cambridge- house, the residence of the Premier, was the chief object of attraction, and a dense crowd assembled to view the procession from this point, and to witness the greetings which could scarcely fail to take place between the Royal party and the distinguished occupant of the mansion. Lady Palmerston took her seat at an early hour upon a low temporary balcony just raised above the wall of the courtyard. A alight shower of rain after- wards compelled her to withdraw; but shortly before the arrival of the Royal procession Lord and Lady Palmerston, accompanied by the Duke of Somerset, the Marqui d' Azeglio, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Lady Jocelyirrsaod other kiendo, took theilleAta lu the centre of the balcony. The Premier who appeared to be buoyant with good humour and animal spirits, was re- ceived with loud cheers by the crowd, whose salutations, both now and subsequently, he acknowledged with great courtesy. Having given this prominence to the residence of the Prime Minister, we shall ask the reader to accompany us along the route taken by the procession from St James's-street to Apsley-house and Hyde Park. The view down St. James's-street from Piccadily was superb. In front of Devonshire-house, along the entire length of the wall between the two entrance gates, a range of seats was erected, covered with scarlet cloth, and pro- tected from the weather. About 300 of the Duke's friends were here accommodated, among whom were Lord Carlisle, Lady Taunton, and the Duke and Duchesss of Argyll. The balconies of Miss Burdett Coutt's house at the corner of Stratton-street, were tastefully draped with red and white. Bath-house, the seat of Lord Ashburton, had a staging covered with crimson cloth, fluted with white and purple riband, and decorated with choice plants. The mansion of the Duke of Grafton at the corner of Clarges-street, was conspicious by the absence of all decorations or signs of welcome. The Mansion of Hertford may share with the Duke of Crafton's the unenviable notoriety of being almost the only two houses along the line taken by the procession which exhibited no sign of rejoicing. Co- ventry-house, occupied by the Comte de Flahault, the late French Ambassador, was ornamented after the Italian fashion by a brilliant display of costly carpets and shawls. The Duchess Dowager of Sutherland, Lord Russell, the Marquis and Marchioness de Cadore, the Speaker of the House of Commons, and many others were upon the balcony. The House of Baron Meyer de Rothschild, M.P., was neatly decorated. The blinds of the Mansion of the late Mr. Henry Hope were closely drawn-the hatchment, with its inscrip- tion, At spes non fracta," being still over the portico. Gloucester-house, occupied by the Duke of Cambridge at the corner of Park-lane, exhibited a superb Prince of Wales's plume in glass drops. The pillars of the balcony were wreathed with evergreens. Below the drawing-room windows were four flags-two Danish and two containing the Prince of Wales's plume. Sir Edward Kerrison's mansion, at the cornor of Hamilton- place, was most gaily decorated. Mauve, yellow, and crimson draperies, looped up with white and red roses, extended from the drawing-room windows to the ground floor, and flags of all colours floated from the windows. But the most beautiful decorated mansion in Piccadilly was that of Lord Willowby d'Eresby, joint Hereditary Great Chamberlain of England, in Hamilton-place. A line of flags of all nations, like a ship's bunting on a gala day, flew from the roof to the outer palisades. A flag waved from each window, and the balcony pillars were tastefully wreathed with holly and laurel The front of the house was hung with drapery divided into three compartments. The centre of white satin and gold contained the Star and the Order of the Garter; the two side compartments were of blue satin studded with gold stars. The effect was very gay and cheerful. At Devonshire-house the Princess exchaftged many graceful courtesies with the titled personages assembled. Yet she by no means neglected the humbler classes who filled the footways on both sides. Her smile, like sun- shine, fell both on rich and poor. At Cambridge-house, the pace of the Royal carriage, slow as it was, was mode- rated in order to enable the Royal party to exchange friendly and almost individual salutations with the Premier and his friends. The Prince of Wales, the Princess Louise, and Prince Christian joined in the cour- tesies with marked affability, and the Royal salutations were of course returned with empressment by Lord and Lady Palmerston and their friends. The pleasure which this recognition gave to all parties was instinctively felt by an English crowd, and the cheering at this mement was deafening. Lord Russell, the Duchess Dowager of Sutherland, Comte Flahault, and the party at Coventry house, also shared in the special attentions of the Princess and the Royal party. Another mansion honoured with the distinct recognition was that of the Duke of Cam- bridge, where the Duchess and Princess Mary waved their handerchiefs and bowed an affectionate welcome. h. HYDE-PARK. In Hyde-park a spectacle awaited the Princess which is not to be viewed beyond the free soil of England. An army of 17,000 men, representing all arms of the service, marched to that green sward, as they had done once before, to prove their fidelity and zeal to the Royal House of England. Among the units of that vast array there was not one with whom arms was a profession. According to the official programme 14,000 men were to have been brigaded within the en- closures at 2 o'clock, but at half-past 2 battalions were still pouring through the several gates allotted for their entrance, and in such strength that the conjectural re- turns of the previous day were exceeded in the aggre- gate by 3,000 men. The reception given to the Prince and Princess was extraordinary. There was tremendous cheering, and it seemed for a moment to be snowing white handkerchiefs. The force was opened out into the line shortly before half-past 3 o'clock. It was not, as usual, two, but four deep. THE RAILWAY STATION AT PADDINGTON. The ar- rangements within the GreatWestern Railway station at Paddington, were most complete and satisfactory. A variety of beautiful plants in flower tastefully orna- mented the reception apartments. The inner vestibule opens to the platform, and here arrangements were made for the comfortable accommodation of 2,000 ladies and gentlemen; a central space of between 30 and 40 feet square on the departure platform, immediately commu- nicating with the reception rooms, being reserved for the unobstructed passage of the Royal party. Five commodious and substantial galleries were erected, two across the platform and one on either side, extending the whole length of the station downwards. At 20 minutes past 4, the Royal train entered the sta- tiou. It consisted of three carriages, with engine and tender. The engine was the celebrated one, Lord of the Isles," built by the Great Western Railway Com- pany at Swindon, and shown at the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was decorated with flags and evergreens. The Royal saloon carriage, believed to be the most complete ever constructed, was inspected by Sir George Grey Sir William Hayter, and a few others who were per- mitted to abtain a passing glimpse of its accommodations and adornments. The saloon carriage has an entrance lobby, with doors and windows on both sides. Its length is about 30 feet by 10 broad, and it rests on eight wheels. The State compartment is handsomely furnished with side sofas, covered with crimson silk damask. At one end is a chair of State, richly carved and gilt. In the centre stands an ottoman in crimson silk. The floor is fitted with a bordered Axminster carpet. The compartment is lighted from the roof. The ceiling is composed of white watered tabaret in flutes radiating from the centre. The roof is double, thus affording contrivances for ventilation, which can be regulated at will by turning a handle in one corner of the compart- ment. On the other side of the entrance lobby, and communicating with the State apartment, is a coupe, fitted up as a retiring room. The windows of this com- partment are of ground glass. In the other end is a eoM/?. not communicating with the State saloon, for the chairman or chief officers of the company. In the ceiling of this compartment is an apparatus for signal- ling the driver to increase or diminish speed, &c. Mr Saunders, the secretary, received their Royal Highnesses and conducted them through the outer vestibule into the State reception rooms. Meanwhile the Royal attendants, in scarlet liveries, proceeded along the gangway to the train, and in a few moments the Prince of Wales, leading the Princess Alexandra, was conducted by Mr. Saunders across the platform to the Royal carriage, the guard of honour presenting arms and the band playing the National Anthem. The appearance of their Royal Highnesses was the signal for a loud and universal acclaim of joyous welcome, which the Prince and the Princess acknowledged with the most gracious and graceful cordiality. At 15 minutes past 5 the train, which was driven by the Earl of Caithness and Mr. Gooch, the locomotive seperintendent of the line, slowly left the station, the band playing God save the Queen" and the Danish anthem while the enthusiastic shouts of the joyous as- semblage seemed to re-echo the prayer,— That all that can make up the glory Of good and great may till their story." At Slough it rained so heavily as to spoil the decora- tions and to prevent the demonstrations on the road to Windsor, and it was half-past 6 o'clock as the precession passed under York and Lancaster gateway to the grand entrance. The Queen, with the officers of the house- hold, received her on the grand staircase, and in a few minutes the Princess found an ample solace for all the toil and excitement of the day in the arms of the Royal lady her loving mother. We need say no more than that the welcome she received here was of the warmest character.