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Czar On British Soil

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Leith, Scotland, Sept. 22.- [Copyright, 1896, by the Associate Press.]- The Russian yachts Standard and Pole Star were sighted at the entrance of the Firth of Forth at 10:30 Tuesday morning and the news was immediately telegraphed to the Prince of Wales, who was in charge of the arrangements for the reception of the czar and czarina and who was to accompany the Russian visitors to Balmoral. The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Connaught, M. de Staal, the Russian ambassador to the court of St. James, Lord Rosebery and a number of high military officials arrived at the jetty from Dalmeny at 11 o'clock and were received byan escort of the Enniskillen dragoons. Rain was falling heavily and the sky and general surroundings were most forbidding-, but in spite of this enormous crowds of people lined the way to the docks and greeted the arrival of the royal party with the greatest enthusiasm. The Prince of Wales wore the uniform of the Kieff dragoons and the Duke of Connaught was in the uniform of the Scots guards. Saluted ly the FJeet. After inspecting the reception room, the royal party joined the Duchess of Buccleuch and the Countess of Lytton, and embarked on board the steamer Tantallon Castle. The steamer then proceeded down the firth in order to meet the czar and czarina. The channel fleet, which lined the Firth of Forth, saluted as the Prince of Wales and the royal party traversed the lines. The Russian imperial yachts on their arrival were saluted by the fleet and immediately dropped anchor. The Tantallon Castle soon afterwards ran alongside the Standard, the latter having their Russian majesties on board. The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Connaught and M. de Staal went on board and welcomed the czar and czarina to Leith. The greetings exchanged between the imperial travelers and the British princes were most affectionate. The party afterward lunched together on board the Standard. The czar and czarina landed at the jetty at exactly 1:40 p. m. As they stepped ashore the troops presented arms and the massed bands played the Russian anthem. me ixutiru oí Honor. The czar and czarina were escorted by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught, and were met by a large number oí field officers in fuü uniform. The g-uard oí honor was composed of picked Biue Jackets from the fleets, while the czar's eacort consisted of a detachment of the Royal Scots Grays (Second dragoons), of which the czar is colonel-in-chief. A detachment of 400 policemen and a regiment of Highlanders lined the street leading from the jetty to the railroad station, 400 yards distant. The jetty to the spot where the state carriages from Bucking-ham palace were in waiting to convey the imperial and royal party to the station was carpeted and lined by Blue Jackets and marines on each side. The train in waiting was what is known as the "Queen's special," a train specially built for the use of her majesty and containing every convenience it is possible to place in railroad cars.


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