The Queen and Princess Beatrice and suite reached Windsor from the  Continent
on Saturday evening.

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The Queen has conferred a baronetcy on Mr. A. ALLSOPP of Hindlip Hall,  late
M. P. for East Worcestershire.

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Her Majesty has been pleased to signify her intention of conferring  honour
of knighthood on Mr. Algernon BORTHWICK, proprietor of the Morning  Post.

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Her Majesty has conferred the distinction of Knight Grand Cross of the Most  
Honourable Order of the Bath on The Right Hon. Richard Assheton CROSS, M.  P.

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The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint the Rev. George David  
BOYLE, M. A., Honorary Canon of Worcester, Rural Dean and Vicar of  Kidderminster,
to the vacant Deanery of Salisbury.

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Her Majesty has lately forwarded to Canada two valuable gold watches, to be  
presented to the aide-de-camp and groom who were in attendance upon the
Princess  Louise on the occasion of the recent sleigh accident at Ottawa, and who
rendered  valuable assistance.

The watches, in each case bear an inscription, and it is her Majesty’s wish  
that they should be presented by the Princess in person.

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It is understood that the Prince of Wales contemplates paying a visit  to
Australia in the course of the autumn, and that the troop ship Serapis, in  which
he went to India, will be employed for the service.

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I understand that during her stay abroad, the Queen was an almost  constant
sufferer from the violent headaches to which for a long time she has  been
occasionally subject, and that the present state of her health and spirits  is by
no means satisfactory. - World.

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No Queen’s messenger carried the Royal message requiring the presence  of the
Premier at Windsor on Sunday last to Downing Street. Prince Leopold  conveyed
the Queen’s wish to Lord BEACONSFIELD; and Prince LEOPOLD awaited her  
Majesty at Windsor on her arrival from Baden.

Baden fully informed of the views of the Prime Minister on the subject of  
resignation. The incident speaks of the very friendly relations existing between
 the Monarch and the Minister who gave her an Imperial Crown. World.

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The Duke and Duchess of Connaught have been entertaining a succession of  
friends. They had a very agreeable small party, including Lady LONSDALE and Lady  
DOWNSHIRE, to keep Prince LEOPOLD’s birthday; and last week the Prince and  
Princess of Wales, Lord and Lady HAMILTON, Lord and Lady COKE, and some other  
friends, were there.

The residence of the Duke and Duchess at Bagshot is much appreciated by the  
neighbourhood, as tending to keep up sociability and pleasant intercourse. The
 Duke and Duchess are most kind in sending out invitations to their
neighbors,  and are extremely popular in consequence.  World.

The Duke of Rutland has been entertaining a party at Belvoir, including  Lord
and Lady SCARBOROUGH, Lord and Lady ZETLAND, Canon Norman and Lady Evelyn  
NORMAN, and Lady E. DRUMMOND.

The carriage in which Lord SCARBOROUGH was driven to Croxton Park was  
unfortunately overturned, and, although he did not seem to be injured at the  time,
unfavorable symptoms have since set in, and he is now in a precarious  
condition. Lord SCARBOROUGH has long been in very delicate health. -  Truth.

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There is great rejoicings in Radnorshire last week in honour of the  coming
of age of Mr. A. WALSH, of the 1st Life Guards, eldest son of Col. WALSH,  Lord
Lieutenant of the county, and grandson of Lord ORMATHWAITE. The tenants  were
entertained at dinner, and there was a great ball at Newcastle Court. -  
Truth.

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There have been great rejoicings at Riseholme in honour of the marriage of  
Chancellor LEEKE, Canon Residentiary of Lincoln Cathedral, and Miss. Dora  
WORDSWORTH, youngest daughter of this Bishop. The village and church were  
prettily decorated, and a large company were present at the ceremony - a grand  
breakfast being given subsequently at the Palace. - Truth.

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The marriage of Lady Emily BURY, sister and heiress of the late Earl of  
Charleville, and the Hon. Frank LYON, second son of the Earl of Strathmore is  
announced. - Truth.

Sir William MAXWELL of Calderwood was married on Tuesday to  Miss. Jane
BAIRD, youngest daughter of Mr. Frank BAIRD, at 20 Belhaven Terrace,  Glasgow.

The officiating clergymen were the Rev. Robert ARMSTRONG, M.  A., of St.
Matthew’s and the Rev. John DOWNS, of East Kilbride.

The bride wore a dress of ivory satin, trimmed with deep  flounces of old
point lace, and a wreath of real flowers, with veil fastened  with diamond stars,
with sapphire and diamond pendant. The bridesmaids, who were  nieces of the
bride, wore dresses of ivory cachmere trimmed with lace, and each  carried a
bouquet of yellow roses.

After the ceremony Sir William and Lady MAXWELL started by  limited mail en
route for the South. The bride’s traveling dress was of sapphire  blue velvet,
with mantle of the same, trimmed with sable-tail fur, and bonnet to  match.

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The Rev. Dr. RALEIGH, the eminent Independent divine, of Kensington Chapel,  
died on Monday at the age of 63.

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In the death of Detective-Sergeant HAYTON, London loses one of its most  
celebrated police officers. He was engaged in all the important cases in which  
the Bank of England has been concerned during the past 30 years.

In discharge of his duty this officer has been to almost all prts of the  
habitable globe in pursuit of criminals.
In a letter to the local Conservative agent at Alcester, South  Warwickshire,
the Marquis of Hertford writes:

“We find ourselves obliged to quit Ragley for a time, not because of the  
disappointment attendant on the defeat of Lord YARMOUTH, great as it is, but  
because my income - reduced as it has been by the sad agricultural losses of so  
many of my tenants, the number of farms consequently thrown upon my hands, the
 building and rebuilding of Park Hall after the disastrous fire, and last,
not  least, but this unexpected contest - does not enable me to live there as  
hitherto without running into debt and embarrassing the estate. I think it
wiser  therefore, to reduce my household expenditure in time, while continuing
such  improvements as I hope may still benefit the property and enable me to
employ  nearly as much labour hitherto.”

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The Empress Eugenie and suite arrived at Capetown on Friday by the  steamer
German; all well. The Empress appeared to be greatly improved in health  and
spirits, though depressed at the actual time of her arrival. Throughout the  
passage from England she proved a good sailor, and was not absent from any of  
the meals.

Passengers on board speak in warm terms of her Majesty’s urbanity, and  
particularly of her kindness towards children. She sailed for Natal on  Tuesday.

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The death is announced of Colonel TEWART, of Glanton Hall, Northumberland.  
He saw service in India and China.

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Dr. KENEALY, lately M. P. for Stoke, and the well known advocate of the  
Tichborne Claimant, died on Friday in London. He was ill before his recent  
election contest, but he persisted in fighting it through himself, and he  actually
conducted the canvass and attended meetings on crutches. Since then his  
sufferings have been very great.

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Mr. R. LEE, sheriff of Perthshire, has been promoted to a judgeship in the  
Court of Session. He is a son of the late Rev. Principal LEE.

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A sad incident in connection with a wedding occurred at Bury St. Edmonds on  
Thursday. A Miss. KING had been married to a Mr. BLENCOWE, a local auctioneer,
 and they had scarcely left for their honeymoon a quarter of an hour when the
 mother of the bride fell down and expired.

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The nomination of Canon RYLE to the Bishopric of Liverpool has given  the
greatest satisfaction, especially in the great seaport itself. The Canon is  the
eldest son of the late Mr. RYLE, M. P., banker, of Macclesfield, and was  born
in 1810.

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On Friday, the Marquess of Queensberry was not re-elected as representative  
peer of Scotland. He said he was not ignorant of the reason - for the press
had  denounced his declaration with respect to the religion of the country. He
held  that if he were rejected on account of that, he would be rejected from
the same  spirit as that which lighted the martyr fires at Smithfield, and which
had led  to the death of BRUNO.

The Marquess of Lowthian, in reply, said that it was presumptuous on the  
part of Lord Queensberry to say that his rejection would be on account of the  
abuse of the press. It would be because the noble lord had denied Christ, and  
even the existence of God.
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The death is announced, at the age of 73 years, of Mr.  John Robert KENYON,
Q. C., of Pardoe, Vinerian Professor of Common Law in the  University of Oxford.

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One Saturday in February Bishop MOORHOUSE walked from  Toongabbie to Walhalla
- 21 miles over the mountains - preached twice the  following day, lectured
the day after, walked back over the same road on  Tuesday, and preached the
same evening. - Melbourne Argus.

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The Cologne Gazette says that a woman at Ochhup has has just  been confined
of four children, two girls and two boys. The mother and the  children are all
doing well.

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Poor Lord HASTINGS appeared with a very melancholy black  eye on his wedding
day. It appears he caught a slight cold in it a week ago, and  has ever since
been nursing in a dark room. It was feared the wedding would have  to be put
off; however, the medical advisors allowed of his appearance at the  altar, but
insisted on a black patch. Permission was given that he might leave  the
house with a covering over the eye. - World.

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Mr. Edward CLARKE, late M. P., for Southwark, was on  Tuesday night presented
with a testimonial, taking the form of a handsome solid  silver candelbrum,
by the Conservative electors of the borough resident in  Deptford and Greenwich 

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Yellow daffodils played a prominent part in the recent  Westmorland election.
Lady BECTIVE carried them with her throughout the long and  fatiguing canvass
she shared with her husband, and the “Blues struggled for them  almost as
eagerly as the “Yellows,” though in accepting them they considered  themselves
pledged to vote against their side.

Canvassing a county is no joke nowadays. It meant in this  instance rising at
seven, and starting as soon as the day’s programme was drawn  out, holding
several public meetings, seeing voters enroute, and posting from  forty to sixty
miles before the return home at midnight; for when did the local  trains ever
serve? Not one day did Lady BECTIVE absent herself. She must have  reaped her
reward when the ringing cheers greeted the return of her husband at  the top
of the poll. - World.

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Lady BECTIVE is simply worshipped in Westmorland, and I hear her charm  of
manner in canvassing for her husband influenced many weavers. Yellow is the  
Conservative colour in Westmorland, and I, hardened old Radical as I am, must  
confess to a feeling of gratification at receiving a daffodil from her  ladyship’
s hands, with an earnest entreaty that I  “would stay at home on  the polling
day.” - Truth. 

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The Prince and Princess of Wales and their three daughters,  with Princess
mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, and the Duke of Teck and a  distinguished
company, assembled at Chapel Royal, Whitehall, on Saturday  afternoon, to witness
the marriage of George Manners ASTLEY, twenty-fourth Lord  HASTINGS, with the
Hon. Elizabeth Evelyn HARBORD, third daughter of Lord and  Lady SUFFIELD.

The bride wore a dress of white spotted satin, proncesse  bodice, with tulle
skirt, and trimmed with a fringe of orange blossoms, and over  a wreath was a
small Mecklin lace veil, fastened by a beautiful diamond  butterfly, the gift
of her mother. She also wore a handsome pearl and diamond  necklace, pearl and
diamond bracelet, and a diamond and catseye bracelet, the  gifts of the
bridegroom, and carried a lovely bouquet of choice white  flowers.

The six bridesmaids were dressed alike in a white crepe de  Chine dresses,
with white velorus hats to match, and each carried a bouquet of  yellow Marechal
Niel roses, confined by streamers of red and blue  ribbon.

The Rev. James J. HOLLAND, M. A., minister of Quebec Chapel,  and Chaplain in
Ordinary to the Queen, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Richard  Augustus
GOULD, M. A., Vicar of Earsdon, Northumberland (domestic chaplain to  Lord
HASTINGS).

The marriage having ended, the newly wedded couple went to a  side table to
register the marriage, the register being afterwards attested by  the Prince of
Wales, the Duke of Teck, Lord SUFFIELD, Mr. Geo. PEEL, and Hon.  Miss.
BARING; and pretty favors composed of Jessamine and myrtle, confined by a  cluster
of white satin ribbon, were distributed among the wedding  guests.

As Lord HASTINGS and the bride left the chapel, after  receiving the cordial
congratulations of their numerous friends, and as the  wedding guests retired,
Meyerbeer’s “Marche aux Flambeaux” was played. Mr. C. S.  JEKYLL, organist
of the Chapel Royal, presided at the organ, assisted by Mr. R.  G. EGERTON.

On leaving the chapel the happy couple drove to Lord and Lady  SUFFIELD’s
residence in Upper Grosvenor Street. The Prince and Princess attended  the
wedding breakfast. Later in the afternoon Lord HASTINGS and bride started  for
Coombe Cottage to pass the early days of their honeymoon. The bride’s  traveling costume was of fawn cashmere, with chapeau and muff to match.

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