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of the Glasgow Police. The following was the order of the procession:
Four mounted officers.
K.O.S.B. Militia Band.
Town Council of Dumfries, Town Council of Maxwelltown, Dumfries Burns Club, American Burns Clubs and Scottish Societies, Scottish Burns Clubs, English Burns Clubs, Irish Burns Clubs.
Dumfries Volunteer Pipe Band.
Freemasons of Dumfries and Galloway and Cumberland.
Dumfries Volunteer Brass Band.
Smiths, Bellhangers, and Fire Brigade, Tailors, Painters, and
Dumfries Town Band.
Stockingmakers, Plumbers, and Oddfellows (Robbie Burns Lodge).
Foresters and Independent United Order of Scottish Mechanics.
Industrial School Pipe Band.
Ploughmen and Shepherds, Dumfries Tanneries' Company and
Maxwelltown Volunteer Band.
Sanquhar Volunteer Band.
Slaters, Gardeners, Locharbriggs Quarrymen, Dairymen and
Newton-Stewart Town, headed by its band; Lockerbie Town, headed by its band; Annan Town, headed by two bands; Kirkcudbright, headed by its band; Sanquhar, New Galloway; Stranraer Town, headed by its band; Dalbeattie Town, headed by its band; and Castle-Douglas Town, headed by its band.
The names of the various Burns Clubs represented in the procession were:—
Scottish-Dumfries Club, Dumfries Howff Club, Dumfries Mechanics' Club, Dumfries Bazaar Club, Dumfries Old Cronies' Club, Maxwelltown Brig-En' Club.
Federated Clubs—Alexandria, Alloa, Beith, Cumnock, Cupar, Dollar, Dumbarton, Dundee, Edinburgh, Forfar, Glasgow Royalty, Glasgow Bridgeton, Glasgow Rosebery, Glasgow Carlton, Glasgow Sandyford, Glasgow Springburn, Greenock, Kilmarnock, Mauchline Jolly Beggars, Muirkirk Lapraik, Musselburgh, Paisley, Perth, Perth St. Johnstone, and Thornliebank.
Non-fede rated Clubs-Abington, Alyth, Ayr, Bannockburn, Barns of Clyde, Lanark, Langholm, Larkhall, Belhaven (Wishaw), Brechin, Burntisland Locomotive, Carrick, Carstairs Junction, Coatbridge, Coatbridge
North End, Corstorphine, Coupar-Angus, Dalkeith, Denny, Dennyloanhead, Duns, Edinburgh Ninety, Edinburgh South, Hamilton, Hawick, Irvine, Leith, Lenzie, Leslie, Linlithgow, Newton-Stewart, Peterhead, Pitlochry, Pollokshaws, Portobello, Renfrew, Sanquhar Black Joan, Stow, Tobermory, Uphall, and Wigtownshire.
English Federated Clubs-Blackburn, Bolton, Carlisle, Chesterfield, Derby, Liverpool, London, Warwickshire, Wigan, and Wolverhampton.
Non-federated Clubs—Ashington, Birmingham Scottish Society, Birmingham Association, London Galloway Association, Longtown, Newcastle and Tyneside, Bristol, Crook, Hexham, Hull, Lancaster, Leeds Caledonian Society, Leeds Scottish Club, Newcastle Borderers' Association, North Shields Caledonian Association, Southampton, and Whitehaven
Irish-Belfast (Federated) and Belfast St. Andrew Society.
American and Colonial (represented by delegates or wreaths)— Rochester Ladies' Club, New York; Waverley Society, Dayton, Ohio; Philadelphia Cronies, St. Andrew Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Burns Statue Association, Philadelphia Tam o' Shanter Club, Albany Burns Club, Albany St. Andrew's Society, Albany Caledonian Club, Troy Caledonian Club, Sons of Scotia, Cohoes, New York; Caledonian Club, Newark, New Jersey; San Angelo Caledonian Society, Texas; Clan Stewart Society of Winnipeg, Manitoba; St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Scottish Clans of Manitoba, Clan Mackenzie, St. John, New Brunswick; Highland Society of New South Wales (Bathurst Branch), Auckland Burns Club, New Zealand; Dunedin Burns Club, New Zealand; Thames Burns Club, Auckland, New Zealand; and Caledonian Societies of South Australia, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth.
The route of the procession was from Whitesands, by Buccleuch Street, Castle Street, High Street, St. Michael Street, Glebe Street, Broom Road, Queen Street, English Street, Lovers' Walk, Rae Street, Catherine Street, Academy Street, Irving Street, George Street, and Charlotte Street. was not till twenty minutes past eleven that everything was ready, and, at a signal from the chief-marshal, the procession started on its way. In all there would be between 3000 and 4000 people in the line, with somewhere like seventy or eighty carriages, vans, and lorries; and some idea of the space it occupied may be gathered from the fact that it took almost an hour to pass a given point.
Lord Rosebery, and the company who have been the guests of Sir Robert Reid, left Woodbank at eleven o'clock, and drove through the function of the day. In the first carriage were Lord Rosebery, Sir Robert and Lady Reid. The second carriage contained Miss Margaret Constance Burns Hutchinson (Daisy), third daughter of Mrs.
Hutchinson, Cheltenham, and great-grand-daughter of the Poet; Mrs. Harley Maxwell, Dumfries (lately of Portrack), an early friend of Mrs. Hutchinson; and General Walker, a friend of the family. The occupants of the third carriage were Mrs. Burns Thomas, Martinstown, County Wexford, grand-daughter of the Poet's eldest son, Robert; Mr. R. Burns Begg, grandson of Isobel Burns, the youngest sister of the Poet, and Mrs. Burns Begg; and Mrs. Hawken, Manchester, grand-niece of Mrs. Burns. In the fourth carriage were Sir James Crichton Browne, Rev. Dr. Lorimer, Boston; Sheriff Vary Campbell, and Mr. A. C. Trevor, Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Edinburgh. Miss Fleming and Mr. MunroFerguson, M.P., had places in the fifth carriage. The procession closed with a carriage containing Mr. Philip Sulley, hon. secretary of the Executive; Mr. James Smith, hon. treasurer; Mr. Jonathan E. Blacklock, secretary for the conversazione; and Mr. H. Symons, secretary for the essay and other competitions. At the entrance to the churchyard the party were received by the stewards in attendance, namely, Mr. John Clark, Mr. John Primrose, Mr. J. Leitch, Mr. Wm. Maxwell, Mr. Wm. Gordon, and Mr. Wm. Moodie. The route from the gateway to the Mausoleum, which was by the southern pathway, was lined by a detachment of 100 men of the King's Own Borderers, under the command of Captain Sir A. D. Grierson. But little had been done in the way of decoration of the chaste proportions of the Mausoleum. The entrance and pediments were entwined with festoons of flowers and evergreens, the Ionic pillars at the corners were encircled with wreaths, the spaces at the base being draped in crimson relieved with flowers, the steps leading to the interior being also laid with crimson cloth. On either side of the entrance low platforms draped in crimson had been erected, on which were placed, as they were received, the memorial wreaths. To the left of the monument a platform had been erected for the reception of specially invited visitors, and among those here assembled, in addition to the ladies and gentlemen who had come with Lord Rosebery, were Mr. Robinson Souttar, M.P. for the county; Mr. M'Call, Caitloch; Captain Cuttar Ferguson, of Craigdarroch; Mr. W. B. Jardine, of Castlemilk; Mr. and Mrs. M'Gowan, of Ellangowan; Mr. James Crichton, Mr. Saunders, Rosebank; Mr. William Craig, Laurel Bank;
Provost Mackay, Mr. James Ewing, Enterkin; Captain Sneddon, Mr. M'Naught, and others.
Lord Rosebery, with whom was Lady Reid, was received on his arrival with loud cheers. He had brought as his tribute to the memory of the Poet a magnificent wreath of choice exotics, and, reverently uncovering, he entered the tomb and laid it upon the grave. Next came forward Mrs. Thomas, the grand-daughter of the eldest son of the Poet. Not robust, but still apparently with a considerable amount of bodily vigour, she was conducted by the noble Lord within the edifice, and likewise laid on the grave a wreath of choice flowers, Miss Burns and Miss Hutchinson, of Cheltenham, depositing a third wreath within the tomb. Following in order of their arrival came the Town Council of Dumfries, Provost Glover, in his robes, bearing a wreath which received a place of honour on the steps leading to the entrance. Then in rapid succession came deputations from the various. Burns Clubs, corporate and other public bodies, trade representatives, and others who took part in the procession, who fell out as they reached the churchyard entrance. Lord Rosebery, who had beside him during the remainder of the ceremony the Provost of the Burgh, and Mr. John Clark, a prominent member of the Dumfries Burns Club, received the memorials from the hands of the deputation, and deposited them on the platforms prepared for their reception immediately in front of the Mausoleum. The names of the different bodies were announced as they advanced by Mr. Dinwoodie, the secretary of the Arrangements Committee, and the deputations withdrew by the eastern entrance into Broom Road. Altogether, wreaths or other memorials were presented by about 120 different bodies, many of rare beauty, and all of exceeding interest. Naturally, the deputations from abroad had a very cordial reception. One of the first of these was from the Caledonian Society, Indiana, who sent a very beautiful wreath. Another wreath of choice exotics came from the Caledonian Society, Johannesburg. The Caledonian National Society, Melbourne, was represented by Mr. Theodore Napier, Victoria, Melbourne, a picturesque figure in the garb of a Highland chief, who brought a wreath composed of Australian heaths. From Newark, New Jersey, came a shield with inscription, the whole in everlasting flowers. The
Highland Society of New South Wales despatched a magnificent wreath of Australian flowers packed in ice, but in consequence of a series of misadventures it did not arrive in time. From America came numerous wreaths and other tributes. Specially intercsting was one brought by the deputation from the Pennsylvania Tam o' Shanter Society. It was composed of laurel and holly from the grave of Walt Whitman. The wreath brought by the Glasgow Mauchline Burns Club was composed of holly and daises grown on the farm of Mossgiel, and was the handiwork of a daughter of Colonel Glencairn Burns. Another notable wreath was that sent by the representatives of the Kincardine branch of the Burns family. By the time the whole of the wreaths had been received the space within the enclosure in front of the Mausoleum was completely covered with the rarest flowers in the richest bloom, and the air was laden with their sweet perfume. The ceremony at the Mausoleum occupied upwards of an hour, and at the close a vote of thanks was passed, on the motion of Provost Glover, to the members of the Burns Clubs, to Sir Robert Reid, and to all who had been concerned Lord Rosebery and the
in carrying out the demonstration. other guests of Sir Robert Reid then returned to Woodbank, his Lordship being again heartily cheered during his progress through the streets.
At one o'clock a public luncheon took place in the hall of the Mechanics' Institute. Provost Glover presided, and there were also on the platform the Mayor of Carlisle, Mr. Eugene Wason, Mr. Forrest Macnee, of the New York Scottish Society; Provost M'Creath, Girvan; Mr. A. Robertson, Carrick Burns Club; Mr. W. A. Dinwiddie, Mr. T. K. Newbigging, etc. After luncheon,
The Chairman proposed "The Deputations," in a concise and eloquent speech; Mr. Forrest Macnee replied on behalf of the New York Scottish Society; the Mayor of Carlisle for the Clubs over the Border; Mr. Stewart, president of the Belfast Burns Club, on behalf of the Irish delegates; and Provost M'Kay, Kilmarnock, for the visiting clubs of Scotland.
The oration was delivered by Lord Rosebery in the Drill Hall, New Hall Terrace. The building, which has accommodation for about 4500 persons, was filled to overflowing. Lord