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- THE CORONATION.

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THE CORONATION. KING LEWANIKA ARRIVES IN ENGLAND. Of the six native Indian rulers invited to the King's Coronation, two have arrived, three are due in London the week after next, and one finds it impossible to attend. This is his Highness Muhammad Bahawal Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Bahawalpur (Punjab), who was only prevented by unforeseen circumstances at the eleventh hour from embarking for England. This Indian Prince had accepted the King's invitation, and Ma Majesty had reserved 189, Queen Anne's-gate for the accommodation of the native ruler and suite. The three Indian rulers who have yet to arrive, each of whom is on board a different "vessel, are the Maharaja of Gwalior, who is to take up his quarters at 4, Buckingham-gate the Maharaja of Jaipur, who goes to Moray Lodge, Campden-hill, W.; and the Maharaja of Kolha- pur, for whom 70, Cadogan-square has been re- served. The first Indian ruler to land was the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, who took up his quar- ters at 76, Lancaster-gate last Sunday week. Maharaja Singh, who arrived on Friday of last week, has gone to 9, Buckingham-gate. In ad- dition to the five Indian rulers over a score of native representatives are attending the Corona- tion, and these will be accommodated at St. Ermin's Hotel. King Lewanika, the paramount chief of the Barotsi kingdom, arrived at Southampton on Saturday afternoon by the Dunottar Castle. As soon as the mail steamer was signalled from Hurst Castle a special launch was dispatched by Sir Donald Currie to meet the ship off Netley. On board there was a private secretary from the Colonial Office bearing the following letter from Mr. Chamberlain to King Lewanika:- My Friend,—His Majesty the King has com- manded me to convey to you his greetings on your arrival in England, and to say he hoped that you have had a pleasant voyage, and that you will enjoy your visit to this country. The King is pleased that you have come so many thousands of miles from your own country to accept his invi- tation to attend the Coronation with the repre- sentatives of his dominions from all parts of the eartli. His Majesty is pleased that you will be among them as paramount Chief of the people of the Barotsi kingdom who are under his protec- tion. His Majesty hopes to see you soon after "you arrive in London.—(Signed), J. Chamberlain. King Lewanika appeared to be much touched, and said —" I am very glad of this welcome from his Majesty. Wherever I have been the English Government has treated and received me as a King. I am glad to be here as paramount, chief of the Barotsi kingdom, but more glad that I I shall see the King personally." The King afterwards told Reuter's representa- tive that he was profoundly touched by the •warmth of this welcome. He was also much im- pressed with the kindness of Sir Donald Currie, of whom he had heard in his country. During the voyage Lewanika was very popular with the passengers, especially with the children, and amused himself when the weather was propitious by playing quoits, at which he is expert. The King has with him the Prime Minister of Barotsi- land, a son-in-law, and four attendants. Lewanika, who has never before been further "from home than the outskirts of his kingdom, is about fifty years of age, and is a man of the greatest intelligence. He comes of a long line, who for centuries have ruled Barotsiland. He is not a professed Christian, his reason for not be- coming one being his unwillingness to abandon polygamy. He has twelve wives. y- -InDt

DEATH OF A SPORTING PARSON.

"r', SIn. REDVEES DULLER.I

DEATH OF A BALACLAVA VETERAN.

I I AFRICAN" MAIL BOAT LOST.

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I CURRENT SPORT. I -

NURSE'S LIBEL SUIT.

THE USE OF THE ROYAL STANDARD.

A HORRIBLE DISCOVERY. !

WAR OR MURDER?

SHEFFIELD PARACHUTE ACCIDENT…

-PRESIDENT LOUBET, -I

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! WEST INDIAN CALAMITY.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT "NOTES AND…

ITHE KING AND MRS. SPURGEON.

-A CORONATION HOST.

! THE RAT AND THE SEAGULL.

IEARL BEAUCHAMP'S ENGAGEMENT.

t ON THE BRINK OF DISASTER.

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