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---Montgomeryshire League.

-.--.-+----The Prince of Wales…


-+- The Prince of Wales in North Montgomeryshire. Interesting Ceremony at Lake Vyrnwy. His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales paid another visit to Montgomeryshire on Wednes- day. Last November the Prince and Princess were the guests of the Earl and Countess of Powis at Powis Ca.stlefor some days, and the warmth of the public welcome accorded to them > in the county on that occasion will be fresh in the recollection of every one. His visit this week was marked b- an equally hearty demon- stration of popular delight and loyalty. The primary purpose of his visit was to perform the inaugural ceremony of the completed water works of the Liverpool Corporation at Lake Vyrnwy, but opportunity was taken by the popu- lace of North Montgomeryshire and neighbour- ing districts to testify anew and in no unstinted fashion the pride and pleasure which were felt at the presence of the Prince, in the land from which he derives his august title. His progress from Four Crosses station where he detrained, to the Lake where the chief ceremony of the day took place, was of a triumphal character. All along the twenty miles route, evidences of welcome were in abundance, while at Four Crosses, Llansantffraid, Llanfyllin, and, of course, at Lake Vyrnwy, more formal but no less he-arty and sincere expression was given to the loyal feelings which the visit evoked. ARRIVAL AT FOUR CROSSES. The train by which the Prince and his suite travelled left Euston at 10 a.m., and proceeded by way of Shrewsbury and Buttington to Four Crosses the mes.t convenient station from which to make the motor journey to Lake Vyrn- wy. The morning was cloudy and chilly. The residents of Four Crosses and the neighbour- hood were early astir in anticipa-tion of the royal arrival, and the finishing touches were given to the decorations with which the station and village had been bedecked. These decora- ti-ons were on a very tasteful and complete scale. The station premises were prettily decked with flags and bunting, draped Venetian masts being erected at intervals iii the station yard, connected by streamers from which dainty pennions fluttered. Mounted on two masts on either side of the gateway floated larger flags, while conspicuous overhead waved the Union Jack. At the Creamery, near bv, another similar flag was hoisted. Groups of smaller flags mounted around the Prince of Wales's feathers, formed another graceful feature in the decoration of the building. Thence on either side of the road to Four Crosses gracefully draped lyiast-s rose at intervals from groups of evergreens. While from one to another floated gay streamers, the whole formi-iig a brilliant av- enue. At the beginning of the Llansantffroid road a triumphal aroh in evergreens ie-lieved by bright of colour had bieein erected witn the emblem of the Prince as the centre piece and with the Union Jack floating over all. The legend" God ibles.s the Prince of Wales," was a conspicuous feature of the arch. At the canal bridge a pretty arch had been, erected by the Canal Co., while still further on there was another very graceful arch which had been erected by Mr D. Ffoulkes of M aes teg. The villages were no less loyal in their efforts to nrnke a becoming display, and from moat of the houses there and in the neighbourhood flags or other bunting were shown, a favourite being the national banner with its Red Dragon ram- pant. The following committees had charge of the arrangements for the clay :-General Com- mittee: Mr D. Ffoulkes, vice-chairman of the Parish Council (owing to the regrettable indis- position of the Chairman, Mr J. D. Rogers), president; Councillor E. H. Roberts, tre.asurer; Councilors Geo. Lloyd, R. Downes, and J. Rob- erts, and Messrs D. Evans, Rural District. Coun- cillor; Arthur Bromhead, a.nd T. Kempster and Walter Pritchard, Llandysilio; Messrs C. Prit- chard and T. H. Morgan (Parish Councillors), LLandrinio; E. J. Davies and Ben Price, Ardd- leen; Madam Pryce, Street House; Mrs Walter Ridge, the Misses Ridge, Brvn Offa; Miss Evans, Gwernybelliad; Miss Gertrude Roberts, The Station, and Miss Maggie Roberts, Church House. These together with the Masses Lizzie Hughes and Pattie Jones. Four Crosses, with tne exception of 'Messrs C. Pritchard, T. H. Morgan, E. J. Davies, and B. Price formed the Decoration Committee, with Mr H. L. Steele, acting c-terk of the Parish Council, as the ener- getic hon see. The gardeners from Rhvsnant Hall, Llandysilio Rectory, Pentreheylin" Hall, and Trelwydan proved of"valuable assistance. Although the Royal train was timed to arrive at 1-47, it still wanted several minutes when it steamed slowly into the station, and a hearty cheer went up from the crowd on the railway bridge tai3 His Royal Highness stepped upon the platform. The Prince, who was attended by the Hon Derek Keppel, equerrv-in-waiting, and was accompanied by Lord Derby, G.C.V.O., and Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest (High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire), wore a silk hit and dark overcoat. He at once shook hands with Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn (lord lieutenant of the county), who was in waiting at the station, and who thereafter presented to His Royal Highness the. Mayor of Liverpool (Alderman"W. H. Wil- liams), who wore his chain of office, and who, with tile following other gentlemen had arrived earlier on the platform: Major General F. Lloyd, C.V.O., C.B., D.S.O., commanding the Welsh Division; -Alejor,Strick, D.A.G., Q.M.G. staff officer), Brigadier Dunn, the Town Clerk of Liverpool (Mr Edward R. Pickmere), the Chief Constable of Montgomeryshire (Mr W. J. Holland), Mr J. Conacher (chairman of the Cambrian Railways Company), Mr Alfred Herbert (a director), Mr Percy Corkhill (assistant solicitor to tlie Liver- pool Corporation), and Mr J. R. Davidson (ws- sistant water engineer), who were also present- ad to tht Prince. Others on the platform were Mr S. Williamson (secretary), Mr J. C. Mac- donald (chief engineer), Mr J. Williamson (as- sistant engineer), Mr H. E. Jones (locomotive superintendent), Mr W. H. Williams (traffic department), Mr H. A. W. Walker (assistant superintendent, L. and N.W., in charge of the Royal train from Euston), Mr J. Williams (joint superintendent), Mr J. L. White (superinten- dent, Shrewsbury). Mr Walter Turnbull (assist- ant superintendent). After chatting .some mo- ments with Sir Watkin and General Lloyd, the Prince entered the station yard where the guard of honour was posted, consisting of a hundred men of the 7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers in charge of Ca-ptein A. E. R. Jelf-Reveley, and Lieuts J. Davies (Towyn) and O. Davies (DolgePey), who bore the King's colour. On the left and facing the gua.rd were the full hand of the Regiment under Bandmaster Reynolds, while grouped near the entrance to the station on a slight ele- vation at the back of the guard were about 400 children of the Llandysilio, Llandrinio, Ardd- leen, and Penrhce elementary schools, bearing banners, and the boys of Deytheur Grammar School—all under their respective head teach- ers. A Royal salute was given by the guard as the Prince made his appearance, the band strik- ing up the National Anthem. Captain Jelf- Reveley having been presented, the Prince pro- ceeded to inspect the guard, and afterwards ex- pressed his approval of the smart and soldierly appearance of the men. During the inspect-ion the school children sang one verse of "God bless the Prince of Wales." His Royal High- ness stood in conversation with General Lloyd and Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn for about a minute, and afterwards entered a motor car which with others were in waiting. He was ac- companied in his car by Lord Derby, Lord Her- bert Vene-Tempest, and the Hon Derek Keppel, and as the party drove slowly off the Prince smilingly acknowledged the hearty cheers which were raised on all hands. The royal car was preceded by that of the Lord Mayor of Liver- pool, who was accompanied by the Town Clerk (Mr Pickmere), and a long procession of other cars brought up the rear. The guard was after- wards dismissed till three o'clock when the fall- in was given prior to their departure about 3-30. Before they left each of the school children was presented with a bun. The people had evident- ly given themselves up for a holiday to mark the occasion, while hundreds of visitors thronged the village during the greater part of the day. LLANFYLLlN-PRESENT A rlON OF ADDRESS PRINCE'S REPLY. In honour of the occasion Llanfyllin wao en fete in every sense of the word. The prosaic everyday appearance of the old-world borough had been completely transformed by the lavish scheme of decoration. Everywhere there was a blaze of attractive colour, and everybody was gay with the holiday spirit. The decorative work was very well done. At the eastern end of the town a magnificent arch was erected by Mr Marshall Dugdale to greet the Royal visitor on his entrance into the borough from Llan- santffraid. Evergreens and plants were the ohief materials used in the construction of the arch, and it bore the appropriate motto "Wel- come in English and Welsh. It was supple- mented hy pretty streamers stretching all along the Pendre end of the town. In the centre of High street, in the vicinity of the Town Hall, there was an even greater profusion of flags, bannerettes, and other hunting. The Town Hall does not conveniently lend itself to effec- tive decoration, but it had been very tastefully adorned by the Corporation officials with fes- toons of evergreens and with appropriate mot- toes. Byw Byth for' Tywysog" and "God bless the King and Queen" were among the loyal greetings shown. Bunting was a-Leo largely displayed on business buildings and private re- sidences. At the western, end of the town a second triumphal arch, prettily decorat.ed and bearing appropriate mottoes of welcome had boen put up under the personal supervision of Mr John Lomax, of Bodfach. Long before the time at which it was anticipete-d the Prince would pass through the borough, visitors from the surrounding countryside began to pour into the town and at noon, the main streets presented an animated appearance. Early in the morning the weather had been a little threatening, but the rain kept off, and fortunately did not mar any of the picturesqueness of the ceremony. IPeals were rung from the bells of the Parish Church at frequent intervals. In the. morning the Mayor and Mayoress (Mr and Mrs El Lis Roberts) visited the two elementary schools and distributed amongst the scholars medals which they had kindly caused to be struck in com- memoration of the occasion. Shortly before noon the tradesmen of the town closed their places of business, and the Mayor and members of the Town Council met outside the. Town Hall. This meeting was the first. step in the carrying out of the day's programme, and soon the streets presented an even mere festive ap- pearance than before. In the Town Hall square the Corporation formed into a procession, and were joined by the Druids and Oddfellows Friendly Societies and the 1st Llwvn troop of the Boy Scouts under Scoutmaster John Davies. Headed by the full regimental band of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, under Bandmaster Fred Owen, the procession marched to the rail- way station to meet the members of the Liver- pool City Council. The procession, as it passed through Pendre made an imposing spectacle. The Great Western Atlantic train de luxe," conveying the Liverpool Corporation arrived at the station promptly to time, and as the City Councillors stepped from the magnificently ap- pointed saloons, the Mayor extended them a hearty welcome to the borough. On behalf of Liverpool's Lord Mayor, who was at Four Crosses meeting the Prince, Sir Charles Petrie, the well-known Conservative leader on the City Council, returned thanks. They were, he said, very grateful to the Corporation of Llanfyllin for their warm welcome, and they much appre- ciated the reception that had been given them. They felt grateful, too, to the peopLe of that picturesque part of Wales for giving the city of Liverpool such pure water. The Mayor and Town Clerk were -afterwards introduced to Lieut-Colonel R. S. Parker, the chairman of the Corporation Water Committee, Major Denton, the vice-chairman, and other members of the committee. The City Councillors immediately proceeded to the dozen, large motor charabancs awaiting them, and drove away to Lake Vyrnwy ((midst the hearty cheer.s of the large crowd that had .assembled outside the station premises. The Town Council then returned to the Town Hall to be in readiness for the ,arrival of the Prince. Amongst the members of the Town Council who accompanied the Mayor were the ex-Mayor, Mr Thomas Edwards, Aldermen Rob- ert Jones, R. H. Jones, H. O. Jones, and J. T. Evans, Councillors J. Marshall Dugdale, W. Arthur Pughe, J. Pentyrch Williams. Griffitili Jones, R. Evans, E. Hawke Dawe- and. R. Lewis. The borough medical officer (:Dr F. Felix Jones), the deputy town clerk (Mr N. Bennett Ed- wards), the borough surveyor (Mr D. Lloyd), the mace bearer (Sergt Price), and the town crier, and a number of the leading townspeople of Llanfyllin were o.,Lso pxegeiit in the procession. Shortly after -one o'clock the guards of honour were mounted, and the proceeding was watched with much interest by the crowd of sightseers who had now taken up favourable positions at windows and on the pavement. A guard of hon- our of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry took up a, position on one side of the street in front of the Wynnstay Hotel under the command of Major W. M. Dugdale, with Lieut Gerald Dug- dale as second in command, and Sergt Wat-kin as standard hearer. A second guard of honour, consisting of non-commissioned officers and men of the 7t,h Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, were stationed on the south side of Penybryn tinder the command of Captain Corbett-Winder, with Lieut Evans as secoiid iii, command and Lieut Gordon Reed ae standard bearer. The super- vision of these military arrangements was car- ried out by Captain and Adjutant the Hon Hugh Joicey. Both Yeomen and Territorials looked very smart in their review uniforms. Another prominent feature of the early proceedings was the procession of school children from their re- eeetin-e schools, under the cha-rge of Mass Lyddiatt, Mr Hawke Dawe, Mr J. P. Williams, and other masters and mistresses. The little ones took up position conveniently close to the spot fit which the Royal motor car was to stop. The boy scouts, wearing khaki jackets and carrying their staffs, marched to the front of the Town Hall, and were the object of much curiosity on the part of countryside visitors who have not been awa-re of the growth of this youthful phase of voluntary service. Last of all the Mayor and Corporation took up a position in the Town Hall square. The arrangement of these necess.ary preliminaries was excellently carried through under the supervision of Mr J. T. Astley as marshal!. A little -after two o'clock a boy scout scorched into the town on his cycle with the news that the Prince had arrived at Llansantffmid, and the intelligence set everyone on the tip-toe of expectation. Eyes were eagerly directed to- wards the Pendre end of the borough, and just before half past two a cheer was raised as a large covered motor ear appeared. It proved to be that in which the Lord Mayor of Liverpool was travelling, and his lordship raised his hat in acknowledgment of the greetings. The pilot ,car followed, and then there was a remarkable scene of enthusiasm as the Royal motor car came round the bend. The car stopped at the eastern end of the Town Hall, and his Royal Highness almost immediaitely stepned out. A storm of cheering greeted the Prince, and he smilingly bowed his acknowledgments. The band,then struck up the National Anthem. The Prince was accompanied by the Earl of Derby, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest (the High Sheriff), who travelled in the Royal train from London, Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, the lord lieutenant, and Mr Derek Keppel, equerry. In the other cars in the Royal procession were Major-Gen- eral Lloyd, C.B., D.S.O., Brigadier-General Dunn, Major Strick, Mr W. J. Holland (Chief Constable), and Mr Percy Corkill, of Liverpool, (the marshall of the procession). The Mayor was at once presented to his Rovnl Highness by the Lord Lieutenant; and Mr Roberts in turn presented the town clerk and the members of the Town Council. Afterwards, the Mayor asked his Royal Highness to graciously accept all address of welcome from the Corporation and burgesses. His Royal Highness took the scroll in which the illuminated address was enclosed, and handed to the Mayor his reply, which was type-written. The Corporation's ad- dress was in the following terms To his Royal Highness George Frederick Prince of Wales. May it pieaiso your Roval Highness,— We, the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of Llanfyllin, humbly take the op- portunity so graciously accorded to iisof tender- ing to your Royal Highness our loyal and hear- ty greeting and welcome on the occasion of your journey through this town to Lake Vyrnwy to declare 'the completion and opening of the ex- tensive waterworks of the Liverpool Corpora- tion. Our ancient borough, comprising as it does more than eight thousand acres, is one of the largest in his. Majeety the King's dominions, and though sparsely populat.ed your Royal Highness may rest as&ured that its -burgesses give place to none in intense loyalty anl devotion to the Crown, your Royal Highness as the heir appar- ent, and ou-r country. IMany royal favours in he centuries gone by have been specially granted to the inhabitants by means of royal charters commencing so long ago as the reign of King Edward the 2nd, but we assure your Royal Highness that none of it-hem will be more highly appreciated by the King's loyal and dutiful subjects than the hon- our you now pay us by your visit. We earnestly pray that their Majesties the King and Queen may live long to reign over us and that your Royal Highness will long be spared to share with your illustrious royal par- ents the manifold and numerous important func- tions attaching to the Crown. Given under the Common Seal E-- of the Corporation this six- teenth day of March, in the if II year of our Lord one thousand 11 J] nine hundred and ten. V .-0- ELLIS ROBERTS, Mayor. THOS. JONES, Town Clerk. His Royal Highness' reply was as fclloii-s Mr Mayor and Gentlemen,- I have received with much gratification your address of welcome on this occasion of my first visit to Llanfyllin, and I heartily thank you for the kind sentiments to which it gives expres- sion. I ani, delighted that my journey to Lake Vyrnwy affords me an opportunity of seeing this beautiful part of Wales—the land from which I derive the title which I am proud to bear— and of gaining some knowledge of its people. I have read with interest the facts recorded of your ancient and historic borough and of the favours specially granted to its inhabitants by Royal Charters, commencing so long ago as the z;1 reign of King Edward II. 4 It will be my pleasing duty to convey to the King and Queen the assurances of your loyalty and devotion. In again thanking you for your friendly greet- ings I earnestly trust that God's blessing may ever rest upon Llanfyllin and its people. His Royal Highness afterwards stood listening to the singing of a patriotic song by the school children, and appeared to be much pleased with their sweet toned rendering. An inspection of the guards of honour then took place. His Royal Highness walked up and down the ranks of the yeomen and infantry drawn up in single file on their respective sides of the street, and said a few words to Major Dugdale and the other officers in command. Opposite the boy scouts the Prince paused an,a spoke to the Scoutmaster fMr J. Davies). He enquired as to the 81 re rig in of the troops and expressed gratification at the smart appearance of the boys. His Royal Highness added that scouting was a, grand thing for the youths. Coming back to his motor oar, his Royal Highness noticed that Mr Marshall Dugdale was wearing the Queen Victoria Jubilee medal and cordially shook hands with, him, expressing gratification at the fact that Mr Dugdale was Mayor of the bo-rough in. the Diamond Jubilee year. His Royal Highness then re-entered his car, and was driven away amidst, a striking scene of en- thusiasm. During the interesting proceedings, the central figure, by his cheery smile and dig- nified hearing, had won the hearts of the emo- tional Welsh people. The welcoming ceremony did not, of course, conclude the enthusiastic proceedings in cele- bration of the Royal visit. Immediately after the Royal procession- left for Lake Vyrnwy the children of the elementary schools of the dis- trict were entertained to tea- through the gen- erosity of Mrs, Mr, and Miss Lomax. The chil- dren showed their appreciation of this kind tr-cat by giving three hearty cheers for the Bodfoeh family. At the National schools Miss Wilkins was responsible for the arrangements, and the tea tables. were presided over by Miss Lydclintt, 'Mrs Egerton, Mrs Marsh, Mrs Evans, Mrs Crewe, Mrs Godber, M-iss Ellis, Miss Saint, Miss Williams, Miss Ethelston, Miss Egerton, Miss Ada, Egerton, and Miss M. Cooper. At the Council school, Miss Rogers had charge of the arrangements, and the tables were in charge of Mr's J. P. Williams-, Mrs Jones (Glandwr), Jones (Glandwr), Mrs Bowen, Mrs J. Edwards, Miss Hughes (Brynmair), Miss D. Ed- wards, if. Ellis, Miss A. Jones, Miss Wat- kiri. Miss James, Mrs Kirhy, Mrs Jones (Coun- cil House), and Miss F. Edwards. An excellent lunch was also provided for the Territorials in the Town Hall and at the Wynnstay Hotel. The church bells continued to ring merry peals, and there was loud firing of cannon at intervals from one of the hills overlooking the picturesque borough. The band of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry also contributed to the entertainment of the sightseers, by .giving n pleasing pro- gramme of music in the principal street. Some Little time earlier than was anticiated, the royal motor car was signalled on the return journey to Four Crosses. A large crowd immediately Lined the roadway, and the car passed slowly through t.he town iamidfit. riinging cheers. His Royal Highness graciously acknowledged the plaudits. AT LAKE VYRNWY. It was three o'clock when the Prince reached the borders of Lake Vyrnwy. A large crowd of people had already assembled, and while wait- ing the Llanfyllin choir under Mr D. T. Davies Brung "The Soldiers' Chorus" and Comrades song of Hope." Shortly before three o'clock the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and the Town Clerk of Liverpool arrived by motor car, and 1ft¡ few minutes later the car containing the Prince drew up at the platform. A cheer greeted the alighting of the Prince, who was accompanied on the platform by Sir Watkin WiUiams-Wytin, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, Major-Gene ml Lloyd, Major Strick, Mr W. J. Holland, Mr Percy Corkhill, and Mr J. R. Davidson. As his Royal Highness proceeded to the platform the choir struck up the National Anthem. The Lord Mayor presented the following ladies and gentlemen to the Prince The Lady Mayoress (Mrs W. H. Williams), Lieut-Colonel R Stephen Porter, V.D. (chairman of the Water Commit- tee), Mrs R. Stephen Porter, Major William Denton (deputy chairman of the Water Com- mittee), Mrs. Denton, Alderman. Sir Charles Petrie, Councillor J. Harrison Jones. Alderman W. H. Watts, Alderman. William Oulton, Mr Louie S. Cohen, Dr Richard Caton, the Mayor of Bootle, the M.ayor of Birkenhead, the Mayor of Oswestry, Mr W. J. Burgess (late chairman of the Water Committee), and a number of members of the Water Committee, and Mr Joseph Parry (the engineer). Thereafter the Lord Mayor read an address of welcome, which briefly set out the extent of the splendid under- taking, the completion of which his Royal High- ness was about to celebrate. The Prince of Wales, in .the course of his reply, said: It gives me great pleasure, to ttake part in this ceremony, and to perform the crowning act of o vast scheme for providing an adequato water supply, the completion, -of which lias occupied upwards of 29 years. The short description which you have read of the inception and carry- ing out of this immense undertaking is,& record of enginering science and a monument of muni- cipal enterprise. We can see for ourselves how the genius of man has transformed the valley of a mountain stream and dts tributaries into a lake of more than 1,000 acres, -capable of yield- ing between 50 and 60 million gallons of water a day, through an aqueduct nearly 70 -miles in length, supplying not only Liverpool, but many other districts with that inestimable blessing of an abundance of pure water. And the work has I been carried out not only efficiently, but econo- mically, so that this boon is obtained at a mod- I cost." His Royal Highness recalled .that the first introduction of water into Liverpool from this source was inaugurated by his uncle (the Duke of Conn aught) 18 years ago, and be concluded: You have asked me to turn on to- day into this great 'lake the water which you have collected from the Marchnant river, ft large ,a.nd important addition to the scheme, the carrying out of which is due to your trusted engineer-in-chief. I shall do so with the great- est pleasure, and with every good wish. I am delighted to have this opportunity of meeting so large and representative a body as the City Council of Liverpool, eivichaad-s of other muni- cipalities, and the official .authorities of Mont- gomeryshire, who have been s« good as to join in your welcome," His -Royal Highness then walked to the back of the platform and unveiled a bronze tablet let into the face of a massive rock to commemorate the completion of the waterworks. A little later the Prince walked two hundred yards hy the side of the lake to the spot where the tunnel, which is henceforth to bring the water of the river Marchnant into Lake Vyrnwy, has been cut at the base of ,a hill. There Mr Joseph Parry, the engineer, explain- ed the nature of the work by photographs and drawings. The prince of Wales, by the simple process of pulling a lever, removed an obstacle in the face of the tunnel, and the Marchnant left the course it has pursued through the ages and poured itself, a tslightly coloured stream, into the crystal lake. The finish of an under- taking which has cost Liverpool £ 3,000,000 was hailed with much enthusiasm, not only by the country folk, but by the gentle-men of the Cor- poration. The ceremony over, the Prince of Wales motored along the lake side, and planted a commemoration oak. Before leaving, his Royal Highness visited the ontlet tower, and afterwards proceeded to the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel where tea was dispensed. The school children were assembled in front of the hotel and stiig "God bless the Prince of Wales." A little later the Prince re-joined his cor and left for Four Crosses amid salvoes of cheers. THE DEPARTURE FROM FOUR CROSSES. Exactly at 5-12 the royal car returned to Four Crosses where the train was in readiness. Mr Conacher and Mr Herbert were on the plat- form. Outside the station a throng of people cheered the Prince as lie stepped from his car. Ho smilingly acknowledged the reception, and raised his hat before entering the station build- ings. with Lord Derby, Lord Herbert Vane- Tempest, Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, and Gen- eral Francis Lloyd. Before entering the saloon his Royal Highness shook hands with the Lord Mayor, and said he was much pleased with tire arrangements that had be,,c,n made. He also ex- pressed to General Lloyd his satisfaction with the turnout and soldier-like bearing of the mem- bers of the Territorial Force, and shook hands with the General, the Town Clerk of Liverpool. Brigadier Dunn, end Chief Constable Holland. After bidding Sir Watkin farewell and a good day sin the hunting field on the morrow, the Prince stepped into the saloon, and as the train moved away there was another salvo of cheer*. The train, which consisted of three L. and N.W. first class corridor saloons, proceeded via Os- westry, Whitchurch,, and Crewe on the way to Jluyt-on and thence to Knowsley, where the Princo was to be the guest of the Earl of Der- by. Driver R. James, Oswestry, was on, the engine (with. Mr H. E. Jones, locomotive super- intendent also on the footplate), .and Guard Rees Lloyd, one of the oldest Cambrian ser- vants, was in. charge of the train. THE PRINCE AND THE PENSIONER. While ab Four Crosse.s on Wednesday, the Prince of "Wales' attention was attracted to presence of Mr Henry Roberts, who was wear- ing-it bronze medal of the Royal Humane Soc- iety. The Prince sent one of his attendants to inquire what the medal was for, and on being informed he graciously acknowledged the old man, much to the pleasure of those who wit- nessed the incident. This time-worn veteran, who is an old police officer and pensioner, won his decoration on July 8th, 1870, when he went, to the rescue of two la-dies who were in peril while bathing at Aberdovey, and succeeded in rescuing one of them. Mr Roberts, was then stationed as a Constable at Machynlleth, and ile was presented with .a handsome Bible by the people at Machynlleth and neighbourfiood in re-cognition of his heroism. The presentation was made by Earl Vane, .afterwards Lord Lon- donderry, and father of Lord Herbert Vane- Tempest, who was present on Wednesday with the li-ince. Mr Roberts is also the possessor or -a goid ring which w as given to him, by the lady whose life he saved. He is a well-known figure in the parish of Llandysilio where he has resided some 24 years, coming there about two years after retiring from the police force. Al- though in his 90tii year and crippled by rheu- matism, he still takes a keen interest in Mid urns much in the Prince's visit..