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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TITE DAILY HERALD Saturday, July WU. CORONATION SERVICE AS DESCRIBED BY A CANADIAN WOMAN iilfloAiico and Klory of tho Altar Ich drew tho oyo IrreHlattbly. Tbua tho Abboy lay, ami thus It wan pre- iiu'Bd for thu ceremony. -It is eniif that guests hud bog mi to irrlve as early as six o'clock. By Imlf-patH six H considerable number i Karl Marsha had arrived with aud iiiuaic In 'Jir> stallB dowitf below one nould uoudorful uf noted Hum an I of j'.iKtirn- iifrts -Hero .iro ilie Crown J'rhico and Princely of Out r-n see It U trim HH Bald that (ho Crown Prluue and Prlnceis Fuiktuil wltli redoubtable Admiral TOKO; lion John Hays Hammond, royruson ;8i) MARJORY MACMURCHY (Cefywrlght by Publishers Prex Ltd.) Avloug climb up a narrow winding staircase on worn stone steps to whfit seemed the very height of "Westminster Ab'ooy, led to the youth triforium. It was tho freshness of early morning, and a cloistered gar- den down 'below In the Deanery, so green, so etill, BO empty, lay like a pool of quiet in the ancient place From the smith inside the Abbey took the imagination of those who looked on it by storm. a scone as perfect as a perfect SOUK. or n niatcblesB as the vow of a palladin knlsbt. There was no detail which did not hold iU place Oils scene of beauty and high 'meaning, and which did not re- fresh the spectator through these hng hours that swept joining into ons all the past and present history whlc dontly tnkon his office with perfectly with tho old stones against duous seriousness Ho moved up and which they hung. Here Iho organ, or-jf'uwn Hie Abbey untiringly through all ganisl and orchestra made such music 'lliu hours of arrival. life attention ns blended with.every point of turned everywhere itnd at service and lifted high moments high- [the last moment walking in his, place or still. To the of the screen Jin Iho King's procession ho woro sealed in runlui of joyous color again and to look behind. It thousands of dlhllngulshcd Ruebts Ails the Coronation has ev Cnuadinn journalist could dls- .icted from him most anxious labor, susstg j The I'lrst Peeress arrived about half is the UeuU-nam-Govenior ol Qmarlo [uast six. She paced up the long aisle uul Mrs.-Gibson; the Caimdhn her crimson train and she was fol- bers 'of Parllameiit, conspicuous lowed before long by such a company imong whom WES the Hon. Koa- of her fellow peeresses as can hard- er: -Mann; Sir Kdmuml tt'alker; !ly bu described. Crimson, white and the Hon. Adam neck; Mr. Sanford igpld was tin--general combination; Majoi uf and Mr J worn fiose magnificent Indlcb. The i W L liiitfilh of the t'uiadian office jlonnc'bi ti.nns b> the and Jlrb Grifiita A number 01 oilier In crimson and eimitip, A etc In the Abbey 1 gloaming Muinldcitf, dm- althbugh many of HUMP, did not Jiyp.- [ir.oud circles on" and to be ironi tho .-outh t'tl 'jewels. t-piuMiiM on then bosoms, fodum. The eisht of a venerable peer 'these ladies moT-ed to. their' iny up ilie siejis which led to tluitlciu-H carrying her coronet which 1ms known. The time "did not U1 lit of the called tho theatre not v.e.u until tlie Queen teem, short. One recognized that one of Lord StruthcoiwV jciowncd. One would think such-wis Trot from seven to -eicht hours Imisr. When be turned one could see plainly jiheir grace, Ihnt they had often worn the interest of the scene itseit lthai it was Loid Stfnthiom, tefore But' thcfac lohea eriil Itotha is no far jiway from hit while both aru at the crowning d King George of Knglami. One must notice the representatives of Turlto> and of Egypt ami the wonderful' In- dian Princes, aides-de-camp to the King with jewels nnd fabrics too love- ly to bo described. More arc John Burns nnd JlcKeima Churchill, and Wyndham and Halfour. One Is not fortunate enough to cntclr sight of tho Premiers. They mnsl be In (he stalls on the south side below the ionth triforium. But Sir Wilfrid Liui- tirand Cross of the Order MI- ler is blue robes" of a thael jind St. George ami so also are General Mr. Kishei S i Joseph and'Sir Edward MOM is As .'the. 1'rinee of comrs in lie brlnsB io the Abbey the days first thrill of feeling: He as m a Knight of tlie Garter a week or two ago and wears his robes nnd (he-hat i atfadincss anil j But the and of what the scene expressed, was so great that the roiis dons neither of fatigue nor of s.ioic-ty To the, last moment oue gazed.wiih th rapt, attention of tue en: etantly renewed wonder, and -r.bsorijei delight.1' Klnsf George's crovruing ex pressed ns nearly as can be expressed bp7or.d ti.'ft point of esproasloi one of the meaning of Lcudcn, of Grest Britain and Ire land, of rJ! tr.s noble dominions am of csch possession of th. Crown. Tbo frljsdllness of other na tioac event in Abbej riciicr and finer. Bu :s and written of the Coronatioa tlie point where is "wracina in whcu man surrounded the Kins; with tho majesty and significance which car. be offered aclrnowledgcs that there io something greater still. That lisppencd in the Abbey can netc? cyen for a moment be called, nor be thought, a vain pomp, and eioTT. "At tue moment when such dsmgsr mijrM possibly arise the crown paEEen into a region far remored cbangisp vanity and becomes a 'lofty, j-c-t Eirayib and sincere, declara- tion that the invisible alone is eter- nally great The south, triforium is so high above the rest cf tho Abbey that at first it seemed as if the view would not be good. -.But tois idea proved to be mis- taken. Prom tho great height one could see the scene unfold iu its splendor.. Tee a-rival of the peers and peeresses, or the members of the House of'Cbm'ruona and "ttielr of 'judges, .foreign .representatives, other cabinet .niinisterE, premiers, foreign royalties the princes and princesses Ot England...the bring- ing in of tho regalia, tlie three pro- cessions arriving and the processions departing and finally the great mo-, ments of the Coronation, were all visible reduced in scale but comprehensive, clear and distinct. There was little room for everyone who was in tha iriforium and if it had not been for.tho courtesy and kindness of those who were present such a good view could not have been obtained. One owes this benefit as well as so much else, individuals .met in passlnj. J The. beautiful grey Abbey lay out- stretched like a cross. It could never hayo beautiful. Light shone frotn oa nigi diffusing a soft radiance n'hlcii made tha lacti of sunlight hard- ly Eoticaii. Yet once and again dur- ing theee fcotirs pale rays fell across tlio nave and through tho eJorifyinc tlie flguros on. which they loll. Carpet of a soft shade of dark was an the. floor of the nave. Tfca valancea which draped the tiers____..... and galleries were" marvels of-good) King Edward's chair'with the md These velvet j natidn Stone. Fine Persian carpets ttanfinjja wore of an old Venetian pat- covered this part of the Abbey floor, dart-blue, figured on a ground But these facts were noticed only in- and 'Inyal.'ahd his heavy -urpj worn only at a Coronation.' To could be coin- dignity, 'Thu were in the] pared .but the queen flowers of some Inorth t.ansc'pt, tlie IVeM in the south lint splendid, as thej and' above ihein-wcrc massed J were not the most splendid sight. with ostrich and' Ijeron plumes. He passes U) his seat on the-aonth'side of'the dias while every heart'wishes him well. He is so much a boy carries himself so, steadily. People are pleased with the Prince of Wales passed, the Prince" of Wales rose and bowed to his had a 'Ion's train and a lady-iii-wailinff. IU is said to be her first 'experience of both. She made a charming sight and to her also every one sent good will. Prince Albert, Princes Henry and George, the two CLERGY CARRYING THE REGALIA FROM THE'JERUSALEM CHAMBER TO THE ABBEY. (Photo by'SIf Benjamin Stout) out to the people, guarded and the great men of their Jiey-wcre read. She remained still, jit her altitude was neither stirf nor mmovable. It was mi attitude of deep nterest and close attention. The King ippeared to bo somewhat nervous and the sei ice latter wearing the Highland followed the Princess Mary dress Each saluted his brother. the Prince of Wales, who in turn-bowed to them. One little Prince John was not there. The coming in of the Royal Prin- cesses, with their Ions trains, was very lovely. The Duke of Connaught who wore a Field-.Marshall's uniform took his plwse at the right hand of the Prince of Wales and thur of Connaught who wore Carter robes at his left. Then again sounded the trumpets It was the :chief, the King's Proces- sion. As it riiove'tl on in all its state the eye of a Canadian on looker was caught arid held .-irresistibly by the Standards. How proud they, were, low great their meaning and great their the King's part and on to him.: The standard of South Africa jy Lord Selhourne; of New Zealand iy Lord Plunltet, of Australia by Lord Northcole. of Canada by Lord Abor- leen. The standards of and, Scotland and I ughnd followed Then came the sfjadaici of tlwuiiion torne by. the Duke; of ellmgtoa and ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY ADMINISTERING THE OATH TO KING GEORGE. occasionally looked (iiilekly about him, and once or twice raised his hand to his face. Yet the time his hands were laid together on the book- of the service and'one could see that they were sunburned .hands. His nock also -was noiiiGwhat sunburned. Throughout the in contrast with his majestic rohes'-his neck and head looked delicate and far from massive. '.The great moments of the Corona- tion followed. Of all these great mo nienls that which seemed to one specta tor to possess the most personal note and to join the most intimate relation wiih '-the -Kins1 people wns when Archbishop of Canterbury asked pledgee fiom the King: foi one of his subjects and the Kin? took the Oath holding the Bible his hands Ah he was directed he laid hfs hand upon the book and kissed the% bioughi he dipped the pep! fulli dipping 4 Ktirely the greatest moment o all was'when'the King was crowuei Yet hovv swiftly it was done. A mo great crown, brilliant ui the dawn, seemed poised motlonlesi hands of the Archbishop 1 he on his head. H secmee ahnoW.ioo brier an action for such a heavy splendoi Io descend But th rtioment was ended, and again cam tlje1 sliout Save1 King Gearge' nun were fired outside the Abbe; 4 before he, he Royal Standard' bj Lord Uuis downe. How could sec sn ftlv enough mid clearlytenmiglit' This is isinuth the hmq tfis Plume M! listen of the imperial "-Parliament has nd i the pro- members of the House of Commons nd their ladles. In one of the little ecesses behind a tomb with recum- ent effigy an artist sat painting the ucomparable scene. The bishop made it 'Nor .were the Peers ..'the most splendid, sight.-'Val- though to see a Peer of in full sail up the nave -of' resplendent group on the north side j minster Abbey, his full crimson Yones the Sacrarium. The judges were jbillbwfng about him is'an .impressive it a bay of a transverse section of j spectacle. They were seated opposite thenorth transept. The box jthe and thov ilso occupied by- iho princesses on j then coronets to be wo n only the south side, immediately behind the Chairs of State where the King and Queen sat for the-first part of the service. The choir in their .white robes were in the gallery immediately beside the organ. Hign as all this color biased it was subdued and made beautiful and fitting by the shadows, the sweet loveliness and dignity oE the great Abbey., In the centre or theatre were uie Chairs of.Homage, five steps leading, to the King's, and three stops to Una the KInJr crooned In tbo Lriforhun up the press wera ope bundled and fift bovs of At ession of the is the Queen s ill one ft Queeii and hei looked __________ ctme up the they was uncovered dignitj I'-le and grive A collai of sparkhng jewels nit? hei Itpr dress was flguie long tiiln alot sixV ladies to hear shoutet witli all a boy fa might which Jiai been taught the iminemoiiil oui torn of a Coronition Some of tlie e the Kings entered the in the pi ore-) nn bPtmng egalia to the west door where -it was io await the arrival of the King, A the west door of the Abbey what is Queen's. To the smith side were thej called an .annex had -been-built. I Chairs of State already mentioned, (was the same as that used at King Before tho Chairs of Homage was lilvcr-grey, and they harmonized cidentally. It was e' impressive Edwards Coronation. ..The annex is in extraordinary harmony with the rest of the veneraUio building am fordB anjule seaco-for. ihs urnvnl robirg. The first and second processions grace all in gleaming white It nas t'rain about finished His hand'niT'it lft> out stretched upon Itv tlieiff is the hand of means to Keep JHud while the wondei" heiuU of IVetrf minster-Abbey'subflued and hallowed the' blaze color with its .grey soar- shadows, springing pillars and ing arches leading aloft to the 'clear Ifght of day, Other groat moments there when tho King anointed .were when w ns] obeci and stood thei e i figure so and isolated as to seem alone In the throng when he lobed igdin and one By.- one symbols of his office placed upon him and in nis' In its owmplace there was laid over the., King's." shoulders the a strip of cloth of gold which iis ''embroidered, 'with :he emblems of the Dominions -It reached to the Kings The people knew that the King hat It took but a moment to place the Bible In the Kings hands But who that heard them co.uld for get these words "We present you with this the.'.most valuable thing that" this'1'.world This is affords. Here Is the Royal Law These are. the lively Oracles of God1 For H moment' what .then was an.' splendor which could he seen in West minster" Abbey? said oooK was gicatpr than am thing qlse'which they had given him. Im- as if the gieit Abbej disappeared, and what..'aue saw, was iiirhaps a shepherd'on a; lonely hill- or a child his Sun lesion on some Canadi in faun or some other nameless- owner of this If any-'on-looker bad felt beginning tint the Coronation an outward and i proud rtipjay, he must have known by this .fhifr-th'at whatever was done in West- minster Abbey that day testified plain- ly that those who are'of high estate ire 'greater 'as men and subjects of than they'are as kings or 'sub- ject of kings I was not placed to .that I could see the Homage. But those who saw t say that when (he Prince of Wales followed the 'Archbishop., of 'Canter bury the-King laid his hand on the boy's shoulder, drew his son to. him affectionately and kissed him on 'the cheek.: t.TheLHqmage. was followed by the lovely crowning of the- -Queen, which was much shorter and simpler than the crowning of the King. The Communion followed and then after waiting1'the King's procession was formed and first the Queen and thenlhe King passed down the Abbey and attended- by kingdoms. As the King pawed through the nave every 'eye, of tho great congregation WHB turned in t.he direction 'from which he would como and hay by bay as he came into sight broke into hearty cheers. The me- mory of that sight, of its beauty and, majesty, utays like a dream which will not'fade. The effect of the long hours, with extraordinary pomp and color, with the exquisite music, and in" the presence-of-that most dlverr.e splendid audience, was deeply reli- gious. There were moments of deli- cate loveliness and other moments of gorgeous splendor. But instead oP class from class the Cor- onation seemed to bind people of all classes together nnd "nuke thoin feel i common cause. "For the gre-uset >ossessions in that place we're not '.heso of the few, but the possession the many; and the greatest oo- neiils were when .King George, stood a man before partner n a, cominpn. pledge.1 It is true after ill that a Coronation Ms a great event so much Jiat. heen Britten and all the embroidery wiUj ifg Imperial slgniflca ice uasffUln to see The Mieiresa of Duchess of far up shout "Virnt Regina Maria Vivat, Vivat, To hear the -shout rise and clamour A POINT THE PROCESSIONI SHOWING THE'ROY- AL CCOACH WITH ITS EIGHT AND PIKEM6N. against the roof 'and die away, pro- onged in boyish voices which were cease said that into West- minster a Queen of England; had in- deed come" again. Then came splendid figiire after splendid figure with the TJingr's" re- ja.lia. And at last the King. "Vivat, Tivat. Vivat, Uex Georglus, Vivat, Vivat" chanted -the" and the .hunder of the crj'-.died away against be roof. It was.a ceremonial, figure as it seemed at first to greatly bur- dened with the pomp of kingship. One onged to discover the man behind robes hidden beneath he Cap of Maintenance. -How great his burden one kept saying silently, presently the observer had to note the King stepped with all hese great figures about him in the highest place of all, and held, that ighest place as steadily as. any king ould. Thq of; England had come nto Westminster Abbey.. And it was s if not" ho alone' but .all of us, -.the eople of these '.were re- 'resented there -in-.'some fashion, for T it is a responsibility to .be a ,king t Is a responsibility .'also to' be of the eople to crown him, When the King nnd Queen had said heir private devotions, the Arch-j j'ng to the people.-- Contrary to the bishop of Canterbury." presented the uanai custom instead of standing by his chair of Kfng George ad- vanced and stood almost" King Edwards Chair so that as many as possible of the great gathering more than seven thousand should see him. This it is said was by the Itoyal wish. He also took off the Cap of Main- tenance, so that he might be better scon. Then when the Archbishop had presented him these came the great shout, "God Save King George. After all the regalia had been re- ceived by the Archbishop of Canter- bury r.nd kiid on the Altar, .which shone gloriu.iisly, >the men .who car- ried the four swords only were left standing by the King. These were ixird Heaucliump, Lord HobertR, Lord Heauforf. nnd Lord Kitchener. It was possible now while tho service, was on to look long and the King and Queen. Queen Mary lowed the service with the clonest intl most grave attention, Sho traced with. hcj. Ibt iinei u Has anyone seen Delany? He 1 Why The Butcher! And he nothing but the Beat in Meat, Butter and Eggs G. A. Delany Hill Block Phone 452 Dufferm Street ;