THE ROYAL TOUR.
Manawatu Times, Volume XXVI, Issue 7216, 17 May 1901, Page 2
THE ROYAL TOUR.
(Puiss Association.—-Copyright.) Melbourne, May 16. The Duke of Cornwall has returned to Melbourne after a successful clay's shooting.
On Saturday at midday the Royal party will leave by train for Brisbane, but will not call at Sydney en route. The Ophir and the other warships will rendezvous at the latter port. The New Zealand Contingent broke camp this morning and left at eleven o'clock for Sydney to join the Monowai. The Ministerial party will leave this afternoon to join the same steamer..
The railway journey of fifteen hundred miles to Brisbane will be picketed by men of. the permanent way, at intervals of a quarter of a mile. Five thousand two hundred men will be thus employed during the passage of the Royal train. The journey will occupy fifty hours. A large number oi the Venetian masts used in the decoration of the city have been purchased for New Zealand. Ottawa, May 16. A military review greater than thafc held at Queen Victoria's Jubilee is being organised in Montreal in connection with the Duke of Cornwall's visit. Received May 17, 9.47 a.m. Sydney, May 17. Complete arrangements have been made for the journey of the Royal party through the state en route to Brisbane. The Chief Railway Comniißsioner goes to Albury to superintend the preparations. The lines will -bo cleared right through to the Queensland border to ensure dispatch. A pilot engine will precede the Royal train, which will probably Dot come, to Sydney, but branch on to th& northern line at Strathfield. - The Duke of York has granted permission to the residents at Albury to welcome him to New South Wales. It is anticipated that the Duke will rejoin the Ophir at Newcastle on his return from Brisbane,. and preparations are being made togive the Royalties a suitable reception at " Coalop'olis."