THE KING'S CORONATION
ORDER OF THE PROCESSION. IHE COLONIES LEAD THE WAT. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON, Jtwe 19. (Received Jtme 20, at 9.35 a.m.) The following official announcement has been made of the relative order of the royal procession:—
The first carriage heading the procession will bo preceded by a force of colonial cavalry and artillery, and will contain Mr Barton (Premier of the Commonwealth) and Sir Wilfrid Laurier (Premier of Canada) and tho members of their families, and will bo followed by a force of Australian and New Zealand cavalry.
The second carriage will contain Mr Seddon (Premier of New Zealand), Mrs and Miss Seddon, and Mr R. Bond (Premier of Newfoundland), and will be followed by New Zealand and Cape cavalry. The third carriage will contain Sir Gordon Sprigg (Premier of Capo Colony) and Sir A, H. Hime (Premier of Natal) and their respective daughters, and will bo escorted by Capo and Natal cavalry.
Four other colonial carriages will follow, and three containing distinguished representatives of the Indian Empire. Then follows the King's procession, which will be led by a naval gun detachment, followed by representative squadrons of cavalry," batteries of artillerv, officers, aides-de-camp, deputies, foreign officers, and 13 carriages conveying members of the Royal Household and the families of foreign representatives. The State coaches, containing the King and the Queen, come, last of a long line, with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught riding to the right and left respectively. (l force of military bring up t-lie rear. REVIEW OF TROOPS. ' LONDON, June 19. file Duke of Connaught inspected 1500 colonial troops at Alexandra Palace, including 79 New Zealanders under Colonel Porter.
At the King's instance, the Home district troops receive two days' holiday at and after the Coronation. The unexpired sentences of military prisoners will be remitted in tho ease of those serving sentences for less serious offences.
June 20. (Received Juue 20, afc 10.17 p.m.) The Canadian Contingent of 600, ineluding a number of those who took part in the Paardeberg fight, received an immense reception at Liverpool.
Lord Roberts reviewed 1200 native Indian troops at Hampton Court. SIR BARTON 1 AND SIR J. FORREST. (Received June 21, at 0.44 a.m.) Sir Johu Anderson, Sir W. A. BaillieHamiltou, and Mr Bertram Cox, of the Colonial Office, representing Mr Chamberlain, met Mr Barton and. Sir John Forrest at Charing Cross. Tho crowds loudly cheered Mr Barton while he was driving in tho royal carriage to the Hotel Cecil.
THE DINNER TO THE POOR
A GIFT OF BEER. LONDON, Juue 20. (Received June 21, at 0.44 a.m.) Bass and Co. despatched 1000 barrels or beer fer the King's dinner ,td the poor. Some of the local managers of the feast object to the distribution of beer. Thirteen hundred artists (including Madame Albani and Miss Ada Crossley) .Mid 300 pianists have volunteered to entertain the poor. THE POPE'S MISSION. ROME, June 19. (Received Juno 20, at 9.10 a.m.) The Pope's mission to King Edward's Coronation remains iu Paris until after tho ceremony.
CORONATION CELEBRATIONS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
meeting of the Coronation Celebrations .Executive Committee was held in the Town Hall yesterday afternoon, and attended by the Mayor (Mr J. A. Park), Messrs W. Wilis, R. Chisholm, P. R. Sargood, G. L. Dcnniston, R. Glendining, (J. Fenwick, M. Cohen, F. J. Stilling, T. Christie. T. W. Kempthorne, A. Burt, Colonel Robin, and J. M. E. Garrow (secretary). FIXAXCE COMMITTEE. The luayor. reported that amounts had been voted as follows:—City, £400: Caversllam, £48; North-East Valley. £25; St. Kilda, £16; South Dunedin, £30; and if the boroughs of Mornington, Roslyn, and Maori Hill responded in a like manner the amount available would be about £600. CEREMONIAL COMMITTEE'S ItEPORT. Mr P. R. Sargood (chairman of the committee) reported that the various sub-com-mittees had all matters of detail well in hand. The official programme was practically the same as that submitted to the la=t meeting, with the exception that Bishop "\erdon had intimated his inability to takepart as he would be engaged in servioes right lip to the time of the ceremony. lie did not think it necessary that the programme should be printed, excent through the press. He would like to intimate to tlio general public that all holders of special tickcts were requested to enter the Triangle by the northern gate (hi nigh street), and be :n the enclosure reserved by 11.30 a.m., and shortly after that hour the gate could be closed. Special arrangements had been made with the varir.us speakers, . and letters had been addressed to them containing details of the ! ceremony. The early settlers and veterans had been informed tiiat they were expected to assemble ou the south side (Rattray street) of the Triangle at 11.30 a.m. sharp. A plan had been prepared of the Triangle and surrounding streets showing the various positions allotted to the various bodies, and this would be publisbe in the press as soon as possible. Arrangements had been made with Inspector O'Brien to provide the necespolice force both inside and outside the Triangle. It was recommended to the Musical Committee that three verses of- (lie National Anthem be published in the press for the public's benefit. The members of the various ceremonial sub-committees had arranged to station themselves in various portions of the Triangle, and see that all went on satisfactorily. A flagpole was already practically erected there. The following is the official programme :~ Procession starts 11 a.m. from Albany street, proceeds along George street and Princes street to Triangle, via Rattray street. Chairman and Dr Colquhoun, cn behalf of the Ceremonial Committee, to meet the Mayoral party at the north gate o! the Triangle at 11.15 a.m. Party to proceed to flag-pole between lines ot cadets ami veterans. The Mayor, the Hon. James M'Gowau, M.H.R., Right Rev. Moderator ,lames Gibb, his Lordship the Bishop o! Dunedin, Rev. A. ChodoFski, his Honor Mr Justice Williams, accompanied by Mesdames Park, Williams, and Sargood, and Colonel Robin, C.B. The chairman of the Ceremonial Committee and bandmaster will mount the platform, annouueed by a faniaro of trumpets and drums. Addresses ot fivo minutes each by his Worship the Mayor, Hon. James M'Cowan, M.H.R., and his Honor Mr Justice Williams. The Mayoress will then hoist and unfurl the Royal Standard, Colonel Robin giving the sigiial for a general salute. The bandmaster giving the signal to the massed drums, and after the general saluto is fired to conduct the massed bands and the singing of the National Anthem. The Mayor will then call for three checrs. Chairman of Ceremonial Committee will present miniature flag to the Mayoress. Mayor and Mayoress will then leave platform, and will plant two oaks, during' which addresses of five minutes cacli by the Right Rev. tho Moderator (J. Gibb; and the Rev. A. Ch'odowski. Mayor and Mayoress return to the platform. His Lordship the Bishop of Dunedin v.'il! then deliver an address of five minutes, after which the Hon. James M'Gowan, M.11.R., supported by his Worship the Mayor, will present the war medals to the returned troops. Tho officer in command of the returned tioops will march the men in single file past the table, wlieie the Hon. the Minister oi Justice will present tho war medals. When last medal is presented tho Minister cf Justine will call for three cheers. By that time the returned troops and the will have lcj*. the firiwglc, wlieu the
?<%or»l party, followed by the children, will also leuve, binds and cadets bsing disbanded subsequently. Visitora ill reserved space being requested to remain until children have left or leave by opening at back of enclosure. Luncheon to returned troopers and veterans at I p.m. Children's and old folk entertainment 1.30 at Princess Theatre. Children's tea at 2.30 p.m. Social to bands, 5 p.m. Torchlight procession 7.30 p.m. from Octagon. 1 Fircv.'Gtkfj display 8.'15 p.m. at Octagon. . The Mayor said that the firm of Messrs Sparrow and Co. had Approached him with a view to taking part in the procession, and he believed other firms wished to do so. Ho understood that the only industrial displays objected to wore those of an advertising nature. Mr Sargood pointed out that the time in which to work through the time-table was already cut very fine, and more time could not possibly be allowed in which to take allotted placcs. After a brief discussion the subject was dropped, the understanding lining that tlio previous resolution on the subject be adhered to. MCSICAI committee's ItCTOI'.T. Mr Wills, in submitting tlio Musical Committee s report, said that- owing to a number of small place'! carrying on func-' tions of their own-the number of bands had been so reduced-that it had been resolved to abandon tho -marching contest for the afternoon. There' would he six bands and a pipe band taking part in the procession. >utl. the help of the £10 voted, lie had arranged (o give - the bandsmen a tea, and .Mr (ilendining had placcd his building at their disposal. Written instructions had been issued to all the tends: The report (as already published) was approved. ti.ixmixatioxs committee's heport. , r . Christie stated that the programme submitted at last meeting would be adhered to. The torchlight procession would start from the Octagon at 7.30, and 100 firemen were expected to turn out.' The fireworks display at-the--Town Hall w'ould commence at 8.45.- ■ Iho report was approved. insciiEox committee's HEroiiT. tu i S':"' 11 !? reported that the details of the. luncheon were well in hand. Mr Cohen • sard _• the- inmates of tho Benevolent. Institution were being overlooked, and moved that £5 be added to tlio func.s of the Children's Committee to assi'tm entertaining tlio inmates of the Benevolent Home. The motion was carricd. gexkrai..
Those present went into committee to consider the question as to who should conduct the playing of the National Anthem. It was resolved that the bandmaster of the (.arrison Band, the official band of tho (Jtago district, bo appointed to conduct the playing of the National Anthem upon Coronation Day. wn . CK?rI;, Maori Hill, wrote that brs l>rant and Crowthcr bad been apponted to act on tho committee, and tho council had agreed to contribute up to £8 towards the celebration funds.—Received; the names to bo added as suggested. It was resolved that places in the procession be allotted to the 'Salvation Armv and Industrial .School Bands. O'l the suggestion of (he Mayor, it was decided that a large surplus stock of Fourth Contingent- memorial medals be distributed to rne school children to mark the occaMon. a citizens' ball. Oil'the question of a Coronation ball the Mayor stated that a meeting had been held, and the conclusion bad been come to that it was desirable to have a citizens' coronation ball on July 11, and to give the. public an opportunity of supporting it applications lor tickets were being received.- at the Dresden up till next Saturday. The price of tickets would be 5s singie and 7s 6d double. Mr Cohen suggested that the prices ba 7s 6(1 and 10s 6d, and that tho surplus funds be devoted to a children's cot- at tho Hospi-
Ihe Major said that if the project received sufficient support a committee of ladies and gentlemen would be appointed on Saturday week. Tho meeting then eloscd.
CLOSING HOTEL BARS,
GISBORNE AND INVERCARGILL WILL CLOSH. (Per Uxited Press Association.) GISBORNE, Juno 20. Ihe Gisborne publicans have dceided to closo their hotels from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Coronation Day. INVFRCARGILL, June 20. The hotelkeepers of Invorcargill have jointly dccidcd to close tho bars in their houses during the two hours sot apart for religious services on Coronation Day, The undertaking is purely voluntary, no public request having been made.
PREPARATIONS IN OTHER CENTRES.
(Per Uxjsed I'rhss Association,) AUCKLAND, Juue 20. Tho warships in port will land 100 marines and sailors to take part, in (he military display inaugurated by tho volunteers on Coronation Day.
At a jneetiiitj u[ the Onehunga Council a telegram was read from Sir J. G. W r ard stating that he did not. think tlio Coronation subsidy could be utilised for the purchase of a stone-crusher. Tlio Government did not contemplate that subsidies should be used in this way. It was resolved to drop the stone-crushor scheme, and to celebrate the event by entertaining nil the children in Onehungn. Replying to a query by Mr I'ollard, as t» why divino service .was not to »e held in the prisons on Coronation Day, the Acting-Premier wired: " Because wo have made arrangements for granting indulgences to prisoners which they will very much prefer to tlio programme suggested by you on that particular day." Mr Bollard understands that the indulgences referred to are renst beet and plum pudding.
. At a meeting of the Birl-cnhead Borough Council the Mayor said 1m had wired to Sir .7. 11. Ward asking if tho Government would recognise tho making of special roads and paths as coining within tlm scope of the subsidy, and received the following reply: " Very sorry subsidy to commemorate tlio Coronation of the King cannot be used for the purpose of making roads and paths. No doubt tlio work would he a useful one. but as a commemorating event it could hardly be considered in conncction with the great ceremony that is to take place on the 26th June." HOKITIICA, June 20. The We'll,ind County Council, which voted £50 towards a permanent memorial in Ifokilika to murk the Coronation, also appropriated £80 to he distributed among the remote districts for local celebrations oil Coronation Day.
We understand that Bishop XeviU, having boon asked whether the usual custom in the Anglican Church of abstaining from amusements and social engagements on Fridays should be adhered to on the Friday following Coronation Day, has given expression to bis opinion that an exception might be made on. this special occasion. We learn that Mr Parata, M.H.lv.. telegraphed to the Hon. James Carroll, Native Minister, a request that the Government would make a grant towards the expenses of tlio Maori representation in the procession on Coronation Day, and received a reply to the effect that a small grant will be made. Wc. are informed that the Maoris who 'attend will be seated in a large canoe, made up to represent a war canoe of the olden times, and .will sing some , of their war songs, keeping time with the paddles. The eanco will lie mounted on a lorry, drawn by four horses. Mr W. T. Parata, secretary of the Maori Carnival Committee, write;:—" In regard to ilie Maori tableaux in the Coronation procession, I have pleasure in reporting that during a short canvass to-d.iv I have been successful in collecting £1. as Od. 1 intend to call oil several other people. and I feel assured that a good stun will bo forthcoming,"
To celebrate the Coronation a Palmerston councillor is in favour of the local Borough Council spending £500 en a fireworks display "that would stagger New Zealand." Tho Palmerston North Borough Council has received 11 designs for t tie proposed Coronation fountain. At Hyde the Coronation celebration will be held oil Tuesday, 24th in.-t. The members of the Outrain Town Board are to p.ant two oaks ou the Domain reserve, and have invited the pupils of the Outram .School and their teachers to he present. After the trees :,tv planted all will inarch to the Outram .Societies' Hall, where tea and cakes will be provided anil addresses will bo given by llie Rev. Mr I'Virmaid, Mr John White, and others. Messrs Mollison and Co. are again in the field with badges, tho occasion this time being, of course, the King's Coronation. They have forwarded to v.s a rpcciie.eii of the latest novelty, which, without donbt, is ono of the neaicsl tlioy have yet placed !to fore the public. Mounted on a pin is tho monogram "U.K.," surnionntrd by a. crown, and in the bottom loop of the H the lettering A'll. The badges .should sell like hot cakes. His Worship the Mayor ropiests all citizens to observe Thursday next as a rlcso holiday in honour of the Coronation of tho King. Tho day will be observed as a special bank holiday.-
Ex-yolmitccra from all parts) of tlio Empire intend to make as largo a display as possible on Coronation Day. A preliminary jwrado will lie held at tho Garrison Hall on Tuesday evening. The ex-voluntoors may be regarded as the first reserve force of the colony, and as the number,*; on parade will lie taken just as is dono with volunteers a large muster is desired in order that the strength of tho district may lie shown.
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