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THE ROYAL VISIT TO WALES. (Co a t i :i. >i e d fro ni e 3.) YESTERDAY'S PKOCEEDINGS. A BRILLIANT PAGEANT. The Party left PlAs Maehynllcth shortly after eleven o'clock yesterday morning, for the Railway Station, where they took special train for Aberystwyth at 11.30, and arrived at Abervstxwth shortly after noon. a salute of 21 r, from the Castle Hill announcing the arrival of riio Royal train. The following their It oval Highnesses on the platform: The JIayor and Mayoress (Councillor Thomas Griffitiis and Miss Griffiths), the Town Clerk plr. Arthur J. Hughes), the lord lieutenant (Colonel and Mrs Davies-Evans). the High Sheriff (Mr William Jones), the Karl and Countess of bur .tlic, aud Mrs Yaughan Davies, the chairman of quarter sessions (Mr Willis Baud), the chairman of rhe county council (Mr Alderman C M Williams), the president of the University College uf Wales (Lord Rendel), and Lady Rendel, the 1riticipli of the University College of Wales (Professor Roberts, LA.), the Registrar of the University College of Wales (Rev T. Mortimer Green), the Senior Deputy Chaneebor of the University (Dr Isamhard Owen), the ice-Chancellor of the University (Principal "V iriamu Jones, F.R.S.), the Junior Deputy Chancel- lor or the University (Mr A. C. Humphreys-Owen, -tild the Registrar of the University (Mr Ivor James). The Mayoress havinsr presented a bouquet to her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales and bouquets to tneir Royal Highnesses the Princesses Victoria. and Maud, a start was made for the Congregation. The Central Wales Reception Choir, under the leadership of Mr David Jenkins, Mus. Bac., rendered a selection of Welsh airs as the carriages started, the procession loading off in the following order— A troop of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry under the command of Captain R. W. Williams- Wynne, who rode on horseback beside the Royal carriage, forming the Royal escort, whilst a guard of honour of the Pembrokeshire Volunteers (1st Volunteer Battalion Welsh Regiment), under the command of Captain Davies, was drawn up in the road: Carriages 1 and 4.—The Town Council of Abery- stwyth. 5.—The Chairman of the Cardiganshire County Council (Alderman C. M. Williams), the Clerk of the Cardiganshire County Council (Mr H. C. Fryer). 6.—The Earl of Lisburue, Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., Mrs Vaughan Davies, the Chairman of the CardÜranshire (Quarter Sessions (Mr Willis Bond). 7.—The Lord-lieutenant of Cardiganshire (Col. Davies-Evans) ar.d Mrs Davies-Evans, the High Sheriff of Cardiganshire (Mr William Jones), the Countess of Lisburne. 8.— The President of the CDiversity College of Wales Lord Rendel) and Lady Rendel, the Principal of the College (Professor Roberts, M.A.), the Registrar of the College (Rev. T. Mortimer Green >. 9.—The Registrar of the University (Mr Ivor James), the Secretary of the University Senate (Pro!Vssor Angus, M.A.), the Clerk of the Guild of Graduates (Mr D. E. Jones, B.Sc.), the Hon, Secretary of the Theological Board (Rev. J. Douglas Watters, M.A.). ° 10. The Treasurer of the University (Alderman Groves), the Standing Counsel of the University (Mr D. Brynmor Jones, Q.C., M.P., and Mr Cadawaladr Davies), the University Solicitor (Mr C. Maynard Owen, LL.M.) 11. -The Senior Deputy-Chancellor of the Uni- versity (Dr Isanioarcl Owen), the Vice-Chancellor of the University (Principal Viriamu Jones, F.R.S), the Junior Deputy-Chancellor (Mr A. C. Hum- phreys-Owen, M.P.), the Wardens of the Guild of Graduates (Mr 0. M. Edwards, M.A.) 12. The Mayor of Aberystwyth (Councillor Thomas Griffiths) and the Mayoress (Miss Griffiths), the Town Clerk (Mr Arthur J. Hughes). Escort. -THE ROYAL CARRIAGE. Escort. 14.—The suite. 15 to 18.—Lord Londonderry and guests. 12.—The Chairman of the Cambrian Railways (Mr J. F. Buckley), Mr J. W. Maclure, M.P., and the General Manager (Mr C. S. Denniss). The procession, which went by way of Terrace- road and Portland-street, arrived at the Town Hall at half-past twelve. RECEPTION AT MACHYNLLETH STATION. The proceedings at the Machynlleth station were carried out with the greatest, precision and order. Long before the Royal party were due to arrive, hundreds of people were congregated around and wichin the precincts of the railway station. Arrangements had however been made to clear the platform, but this was not covered in until after six o clock. In the meantime a special train con- veying the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone passed through the station at a slow pace. The popular stateman was greeted as the train steamed in, with a hearty cheer, which he responded to by simply raising his head, bowing gracefully and a wave of the hand. Then the platform was cleared, save for a few Pressmen, a number of ladies and a portion of the reception committee. These arrangements were carried out by the railway authorities, and the Police, under the directiofi of the Chief Con- s»a<. e °*' Montgomery and Superintendent Laugford o swestry. It was exactly 6.35 p.m.. when the oya tram steamed in. It was made up of a saloon, the Royal salocn, a composite carriage and ('l.a\n -k-' ono. ot t*le newest and best engines frxr- am nan Railway Companv. specially built w^th thoTmere^SStraffic' Crated in front a •mrMud of'tf^ ° i9' fathers encircled with a ar.and ot flowers and evergreens. The directors of.the company and Mr. C. S. Dennis <-eneral manager, travelled in tlif> R i ,,n al the Hon. R. Cf Herben U':m' T'1* sickness from attending,'whilst Tord event0<' b-v Tempest „„d «r Francis Kntj*Uv<! I TSTp T Kingscote (the lady in S' Emily .sr,e.v CaL all the way from Paddmgton The following gentlemen were presented to His Royal Highness by the Marquis of Londonderry Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Main- Prv T M.P., Captain R. X. Appertey, Mr R. W.HenTv^fr R. Gillart, and Mr R. C. Anwyl, after wh"h the presentation of the bouquets took place to He Royal Highness the Princess of Wales by Miss Gwladys Trevor, to Iler Royal Highness the Prin- cess Victoria of Wales, by Miss Mary Amnesta" Anwyl, and to Her Royal Highness the Princess Mauri of Wales, by Miss Elizabeth Nesta Jones Evans and Miss Mabel Lloyd Jones. These young ladies who were attended by Mrs Trevor, Mrs An. wyl, Mrs Lloyd )ues and Mrs Evans, were dressed in white, with the exception of Miss Trevor, who wore a biscuit coloured garment with a beautiful hat to match. Outside the station a large crowd had congregated upon the various grand stands in the vieimty of the station, and the Corris Brass Band, which had headed the procession from the town, discoursed a selection of music. An address was handed to His Royal Highness, on behalf of the magistrates and public authorities of Montgomery- shire, by Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Mr A. C. Humphreys-Owen, M.P., and Major Pryce-Jones, M.P. The address was as follows To His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. K.G., ifcc. May it please your Royal Highness. We, the undersigued, Her Majesty's Lieutenant and Sheriff of the County of Montgomery, the Representatives in the Commons House of Parliament of the said County and the Borough therein, the Chairmen of the Court of Quarter Sessions and of the County Council, the Mayors of Boroughs, and Chairmen of Boards of Guardians and of Rural and District Councils in and for the same County, humbly offer Oil behalf of the County our most sincere and loyal welcome to vour Royal Highness on this auspicious occasion. We recognise the deep interest which,following the "rear example of the illustrious and lamented Prince Consort, you have always taken in all that mav tend to the welfare of the people of these realms, and we desire especially to express the gratification which we and the whole Princirnlitv fe-1 on the acceptance by you of the Chancellorship of the Welsh University, the es> abhshmeut of which, by her Majesty's Royal Charter, has completed the educational system of our ancient nation, and we sincerely hope that you may for many years enjov hea:th and strength for the performance of the many arduous duties of your position. Dated this 25th dav of June, 1896. W. Williams- W y n n-, Lord Lieutenant of the County I; Montgomery; J. Marshall Dugdale, of the Couu-y of Montgomery; A. C. Humphreys-Owen, M.P. for the County of Montgomery; E. Pryce-Jones, M.P. for the Mont- gomery Boroughs; D. H. Mytton, Chairman of Quarter Sessions for the County of Montgomery; A. C. Humphreys-Owen, Chairman of Montgomery- shire County Council; W. Forrester Addie, E. R. James, A. -J. Morris, J. Marshall Dugdale, Mayors of Boroughs: W. J. Twyford; Robert Richards, it. Dennett, Alfred Furd, John Davies, John Lewis, Kvan Evans, John Rowlands, Edward Hughes. Chairmen of Boards of Guardians and of Rural and Urban District Councils." The Prince of Wales handed his reply to Sir Watkin and it was as follows I have received your loyal address with the srreatost satisfaction. Nothing can be more gratifying to the Queen and myself than your appreciative reference to the beneficent work per- formed by my lamented father. I always earnestly endeavonr to imitate his example and to promote to tne utmost of my ability every interest which con- cerns the happiness and welfare of the people of this country. It gives me much pleasure to be told that the Principality approves of my election as Chancellor. The Royal party then entered their carriages in the following order: 1st carriage: T. R, iI. the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, Princess Victoria of Wales, and the Most oule the Marquis of Londonderry 2nd carriage: H.R.H. the Princess Maud of Wales, Lady Emily Kingscote (the lady- in-waiting), Sir Francis Knollys, K.C.M.G., C.B., Major General Stanley Clarke (the equerry-in- •vaitingf). 3rd carriage The Earl of Powis, Lord Henry Vane-Tempest-, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, and Sir Watkin W. Wynn. The Royal party was escorted by the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry and preceded by the Corris Brass Hand playing the National Anthem. The procession then marched from the station along Doll street and Penrallt street, as far as Grithin, near the Londonderry Hospital, headed by the mounted police and the reception committee. A choir of scb001 children, under the Icadershiu of Ir. John Lumley, had taken their stand near the Hospital, and on the arrival of the Royal procession rendered Brinley Richards' famous song, Let the hills resound." PROCEEDINGS AT MACHYNLLETH. ENTHUSIASTIC AND LOYAL RECEPTION. Rarely has the town been so crowded with sight- seers as it was on Thursday afternoon. Cheap and special trains were run from all parts of the Cam- brian line, and hundreds of people poured into the town from an early hour after noon. The streets were decked with gay bunting, flags, arches etc. the windows of the houses el'ed with eager and expectant crowds, here and tlu re a group of military aud constabulary with bright new uniforms, com- bined to complete a scene as picturesque as one could wish to see. The weather was delightfully tine and warm, and a pleasant breeze from the hill tops tempered the heat. Punctual to the time on the programme, the Reception Commitree met in front of the Town Hall and formed into procession and headed by the Corris Brass Band marched to the station. In the front ranks of the* procession the lady members gallantly took their places and marched with the gentlemen to the station. All of them wore silver leeks in their buttonholes and otherwise sported the national colour. The line of route was now being rapidly cleared of pedestrians and presently the child, 's choir under the charge of Mr Lumley and wearing medals struck for the occasion wended their way to the platform to ihe spot allotted to them near the Cottage Hospital. The little ones apparently felt the full importance of the event and marched steadily and sturdily along the roadway admiring the decorations and being in turn admired by the spectators who cheered them on their way. For some minutes there was nothing to disturb the quiet born of expectation, but presently the presence of a solitary yeoman walking stately along the roadway sent a titter through the crowd. Questions went round as to what was the joke; noanswerwasgivenfor noone knew; but nevertheless all joined in the laugh which ended in a roar. Evidently the crowd was a happy one and ready to laugh or cheer at the least signal from one of their number. There were only two mounted policemen—P.S. Morgan and P.C. Parry—both from Newtown, and they followed on the footsteps of the yeomanry and took up the positions allotted to them. There was a murmur amongst the crowd as the word went round that the Royal carriage had left Plas Machynlleth, and were proceeding to the station. Presently they came into view. There were many expressions of admiration at the splendid turn out. They were preceded) byj two out-riders dressed in black livery, with white facings and silver buttons. The first carriage was drawn by four beautiful steeds and two postillions all gay with silver buttons rode the two outside horses. The Marquis of Londonderry was the only occupant of the Royal carriage until he arrived opposite the Wynnstay Hotel, at which place he was joined by Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, and his carriage, followed by two other carriages then proceeded to the station. Under the com- mand of Captain Apperlv the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry moved along at an easy walk, and near the Clock Tower opened their ranks to allow the carriages containing the young ladies who were to present the bouquets at the station, to pass along. The time was now drawing near for the arrival of the Royal train and everybody was on tip-toe of expectation. Miss Evans (daughter of Mr David Evans, the energetic hon sec), dressed in a pretty Welsh costume, which Mr Rd Rees had procured for her, ascended the platform under the Clock Tower accompanied by Miss Ella Winifred Bonsall (daughter of Major Bonsall). Both ladies carried lovely bouquets of flowers, and were the centre of attraction for a considerable time. The rapid approach of the private carriages which con- veyed the young ladies to the station, now warned the spectators that the Royal Party were approach- ing. The strains of music was borne on the ear, and the leading files of the Corris Baud were seen turning the corner near the Hospital. They played the well-known march "The Blind Girl." As the middle of the procession drew up near to the Children's Choir, they were greeted with the chorus entitled Let the hills resound," and in no ways tired by their previous attempts the youngsters let their lungs have full play and their singing was heard distinctly by the crowds collected around the Clock Tower. As their song ceased the band re- commenced playing, and in the course of a minute the head of the procession was in front of the Clock Tower, where they were marshalled by Mr Joseph Evans. There had already taken their stand on the platform, Lord Henry, Mr R. C. Anwyl, Major Bonsall, Mr David Evans, Mr Richard Gillart, Mr Sackville Phelps, Mr R W Henry, Colonel Morris, and there were in attendance Messrs Jones, David Morgan and E. }lorgan. As the Royal carriage containing the Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess Victoria of Wales, and the Marquis of Londonderry, drew up in front of the platform they were loudly cheered by the crowd. Silence being restored, Mr David Evans read the address from the inhabitants of the town, which appears in our supplement. During the reading of the address both their Royal High- nesses repeatedly showed theirappreciatiou of the sentiments contained in the paragraphs of the address by bowing their heads, and His Royal High- ness smilingly received the address from the hands of Lord Henry. His Royal Highness then read his reply, which was type-written, whilst seated in his carriage, and as he handed it to Lord Henry he raised his hat in acknowledgment. The reply was as follows Inhabitants of the Town of Machynlleth. \f- T 25th June, 1896. t> ;in(l Gentlemen, We are very gl;;d npi^K tlle k*n(l invitation of our friend and your this occasion dy Lo,Klrmderr^' to be her gUCsi °D ntleg our: Lady Lonclonderry to be her guest on IlS OccaSIon. M {fs 'IUttlr°US "^jecrs both in the town aud and our interesT £ l'Cl'!ate<1 t0;,rol;se our Pleasure Palace in which onetfTnTV'T"^ th £ >U1 title of Prince of Wall I Predecessors under the years ago. Here Kins TT crc"vne^ nearly 500 Karl ot Richmond, nft?r^e°hT 1he Scvettl, wlieo supporter of his causc a ,1; staunch hostess. We warmly °f °ur kind and hospitable qualities which she in common witli her family has illustrated iQS0 m^ny p^S We thank you sincerely for vonr attachment to the Queen and" ourselVes^ an°d ^e beg to assure you that it affords us sincere pleasure to ha\ e been able to make Machynlleth our restino- place on our visit to the Principality (loud and continued cheering) The procession once more reformed and proceeded along Maengwyn street to Plas Machynlleth amid the cheers of the populace. The windows of the houses were crowded with ladies, brilliantly dressed who waved handkerchiefs aad otherwise expressed their satisfaction at the presence of Their Royal Highnesses in the town. The Princess of Wales was attired in a pale sea green dress embroidered in gold and white and wore a heliotrope bonnet with a profusion of roses. The Princess Victoria wore a black and white striped blouse, and the colours in the dainty little bonnet ranged between pink and heliotrope. Princess Maud wore a bonnet similar to her sister but her dress was one of cream draped with black. THURSDAY EVENING AT MACHYNLLETH. As soon as the royal party had entered the Plas Machynlleth grounds the Corris Band took posses- sion of the stand under the Clock Tower and for the greater part of the evening discoursed an excellent programme of music. The streets were lined with spectators and as the shades of night foil here and there illuminations sprung into being and by ten o'clock the town was illuminated throughout. The coloured lamps hanging from the windows of the houses, the groups of Chinese lanterns and the sparkling gems of light peeping out of the dense foliage of the trees which lined the streets, set off to advantage the ancient capital, and attracted the attention of the inhabitants from all quarters Some of the householders made excellent displays and on all sides there was evidence of a desire to show to the greatest possible extent their appre- ciation of the honour which had been conferred upon them. In the evening the limited choir, under the conductorship of lr. John Lewis, performed the foliowing selections of music in the Plas grounds, chorus '• God bless the Prince of Wales." "Gwenith- gwyn," "Gwanwvn," "Deryn Pur." "Aberystwyth," and the National Anthem.