DCKE GRANT. The Iloner Conferred by the Royal Host on the ex - Prealdent. Last night Mr. Albert Baldwin, President of tbe Royal Host, waa serenaded at his residence on Esplanade street by the Dakes Hnd members of Carnival Court. A raasruifi - cent reception was giveo, 150 people beiug present and the rooms being superbly deco - rat i. Among tbe invited guesi s were Gen. and Mrs. Grsut and the Indie or b.in party. Judge rilUlngs, of the Uul ed St ttea District Court. ii d a large numbtr of proaiiueal citizens. During i be grand bannnet which suceeieil - ed th reception Mr. Baldwin, on behalf of the Royal Host, delivered an address to Gen. Grant, announcing that he had been mated Iuke of America. Gen. Grant, in reply, said with a smile that he would accept accept the honor with pleasure. Had the title been conferred on biio under any other circumstances ho thonvht it would have caused a commotion. The Silent Man made further remarks in a similar strain. A hand.ome silver set was presented to Mr. Baldwin by tbe .Royal Host as a mark of the ' King's esteem, and a beautifal pyramid of flowers to Mrs. Baldwin.