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Press AwocUtioo—By Teiesrapb—Copyri^bt.

Londok, May 20. The Queen's servants will constantly attend the colonial Premiers at the Hotel Cesil during their stay in London. The Premiers will also be attended by a military escort on all visits which are not of a private character.

May 21. The Qaesn visits Sheffield in connection with the Jubilee celebration.

Stoney, May 21.

Aβ & jubilee gift to the Queen, Sir George Dibbs is forwarding a walkingstick, made on his own lathe, from a piece of fine old timber unearthed from the foundations of the Australian Club. It is beautifully mounted in gold.

A meeting of the Demonstration Committee was held last evening, when there was a good attendance. Mr G. W. Russell was in the chair. A vote of thanks was passed to the Rev. J. W. Stack for translating the circular to the Maoris inviting them to take part in the demonstration. The Chairman was reqnested to communicate with the Government, asking whether a cable message is to be received on the night of June 22ud announcing the moment at which the National Anthem is to be sung at St. Paul's Cathedral. Mr G. Tombs stated that he had obtained the use of a lorry and a printing machine for the use of the printing trade in the procession. Letters were read from the West Eyreton Road Board, American Oddfellows, Surplus Labour League, Mount Peel Road Board, Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners and the Geraldine Fire Brigade, stating that they were unable to take part in the demonstration. The following bodies accepted the Committee's invitation to take part in the Demonstration: —The Rangiora and Sumner Borough Councils, the Southbridge Town Board, Southbrook and Kaiapoi Fire Brigades, the Star of Auglesea Lodge, the Ancient Order of Druids (Lincoln), the Protestant Alliance, the Independent Order of Oddfellows, M.U., the Catholic Benefit Society, the Hibernian Australasian Society. Letters accepting invitations to take part in the Demonstration were received from the Belgian and Danish Consuls, and from Messrs R. Meredith, J. C. Wason, and C. Lewis, M.H.R's. The following* gentlemen were added to the Demonstration Committee :—The Very.Rev. Father Cummings, and Messrs J. ;R. Haywood, G. J. Sellars, J. Mathers, J. Middleton, J. Caygill, W. T. Diffen and J. Tolerton. It was resolved—" That the Chairman be requested to bring before the Executive Committee the desirability of suggesting to the Minister of Railways that the fares on Jnne 22ad be further lowered and that tickets be available for use for three days ;" also, "That his' Worship the Mayor be requested to urge the citizens to go in for general illumination on the night of June 22nd."

It has been decided that the celebration of the Record Reign should be held at Rangiora on June 17th, and arrangements are being made foi procession sports. On the next day an entertainment for the children will, and in the evening a lecture on Dickens, by Messr c Salter and Seager, illustrated by lantern views.

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THE DIAMOND JUBILEE., Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9733, 22 May 1897

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THE DIAMOND JUBILEE. Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9733, 22 May 1897

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