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The Emperor is delighted with his reception in England, and prolongs his stay until Friday. la bis speech after the lunch at the naval review the Emperor William expressed hopes that the ancient fellowship of the British and German nations and armies would long continue.

The Emperor William of Germany speak9 in eulogistic terras of the facility wi h which the vessels were handled \a the recent naval manoeuvres in the Solent, and of the immense naval power of Great Britain. During the review a collision occurred between the Invincible, 20 guns, 6010 tons, 4830 horse- power, and the Black Prince, 28 guns, 9210 tons, 5770 horse-power, the latter vessel being temporarily disabled. The Black Prince was, however, only slightly injured, and in a few hours resumed her place in the fleet.

At the review of 26.000 troops at Aldershot, the Emperor William, Prince Henry, and Princess Alexandra were present, but the Prince of Wales, who was slightly indisposed, was absent. The weather was splendid. The Emperor William congratulated the Duke of Cambridge upon the excellence of the troops' evolutions, and at luncheon, in the course of the after proceedings, said he was agreeably surprised at the progress of the British army since the review on the occasion of the Queen's Jubilee two years ago. It was now impossible to tell volunteers from regulars. He said the English fleet was unequalled in the world, and the same might be said of the German army, and the two together could dictate terms of peace to all other nations.

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THE EMPEROR WILLIAM'S – RECEPTION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2199, 14 August 1889

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THE EMPEROR WILLIAM'S – RECEPTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2199, 14 August 1889

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