Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
CHARACTER SKETCH OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN Queen Mary-Is Fond of Music, Is a Great Reader, Is Interested in Decorative Art, Follows Current Events 'Attentively, and Has an Intimate Knowledge of Old Silver and China pn i the Sir Clement Kinloch-Cookc con- tributes to The North American .Re- a sympathetic character sketch pf her Majesty Queen Alary. Intended mainly for American renders, it will lie read with pleasure by Canadians generally. Her Majesty, says Sir Clem- ent, has a very retentive memory. she has mastered a subject, it goes out of her mind, and hionths afterwards she will astonish per friends by reference to a conver- -pation they themselves had forgotten, forivlng through the streets of Hobart. phe recognized a man crowd, Jind remarked' to her lady-in-waiting lhat he had been a curate at East Sheen when she was a. girl and his name.began with.C, and that she had heard him preach two or three times, inquiry it turned out that .he was same man ,ancl that his name was It would be clever to have Remembered him had the Queen met Kim after an Interval of ten years, put in a passing crowd in far-away [Tasmania it was extraordinary. As a biutual result of such good memory the Queen has something to say to fcveryone. and the persona! touch thjs rift imparts to her, conversation grat- mes and charms all with whom she is prought into contact. j Fond of MwsMc. Music had a great share in" the home Kfe at White Lodge, the musical-hour In the drawing room 'being at one lime a regular institution, and often fhe Duchess would sit down at the biano .evenings and sing bal- jads from the popular operettas of the lay. The Queen has a sweet voice, a. joft soprano, which greatly matured inder the skilful guidance cf Signor [now Sir Laulo) Tosti. Of late years, however. Her Majesty has given .up ker singing: and.-.-'although retaining Sier fondness for she rarely Jnds much time to devote to the piano. Dramatic 'art of every kind appeals }o her, and there are few plays of im- portance, 'or that have attracted pub- ic attention during the last two lecades, she has-not seen. Like her inother, she quickly seizes upon the humorous side of a question. Thus she has a keen appreciation for a sparkling comedy or ft. farce, and on (ir I Thrlr If anybody wants to make some money, now IK his time. There are warehouses packed from cellar to roof with toys In readiness for the Coron- ation. of be it noted In passing', of home manufacture. At the last Coronation, the A Great for Children' Elaborate Preparation for the Entertainment of 100.000 Youngsters at the Crystal Palace in June- The King and Queen Will Visit Them The work of preparing for the Coro- swamped the market with novelties. I nation entertainment which the King mementoes, toys, and so forth; but will give to poor children of this Unu- they have been forestalled, j London at the Crystal Palace on June Now. if anybody can tell which of the 20th. is well under way. Sir William states thai. toys is certain to "catch on" in June in Coron-' the commute, tu carry out atlon toys; but many speculators will the King's wishes, declares absolute get their money back with liberal impartiality is to be shown so that i torest. Of u. certain very popular ur- schoolchildren of denomination- ticle of' this kind more than two mil- joyed going over museums and j ng articles of antiquity, "a, trait "T" character which has widened u wards in conversation, often allusion to sutm1 iianicu'larly amusing part of the performance. The Quc-en is greatly attached to the historical part of her country, and has collected together quite a number of interesting things connected" with the Royal Family. As girl she al- ways enjoyed Inspecting in her with years. She has an intimate knowledge of old silver.and china, and possesses a valuable of ob- jets d'art. A Great Header. The Queen has always been a great reader, and her boudoir at White .Lodge contained a little case of favor- ite books, prominent amongst .them being Tennyson's Poems. Books of travel and biographies are seldom missed, for the Queen does not read I'or mere passing pleasure, but for in- struction and information. Novels of themselves do not appeal to her Ma- jesty, but she has read and re-read classic works of fiqtion: and any novel by a well-known writer, or that is specially recommended to her, at once receives her attention. Her Majesty follows '-events atten- tively.; She; reads the .newspapers daily, and as Princess of Wales at.- tended the more important Parliamen- tary debates, .occupying a seat in Peeresses' Gallery in the House of Lords and in the Speaker's Gallery in the House of Commons. A chance meeting in a country house led to my being Invited to White Lodge, and being honored with the friendship of the Duke and Duchess of Teck. At the time.I was helping with the House of Lords' inquiry into the sw'ea.ting system; and well do I remember The great interest taken by the Queen in tho evidence. She never tired of hearing about the workers, and would ply me with questions about the chain- makers. :the seamstresses, and the other toilers for long hours and low wages, until I thoroughly believe she knew much about-the conditions and requirements of these-people as I did myself. poor another toy made Although not officially stated, there out of it. "latest -the penny articles vender! by butter sometimes yield "big money." One of is every reason to believe that the King and Queen will be present in the course of the afternoon at the enter- tainment at the Crystal I-'alace. Most the most successful was invented by u j probably they will be accompanied by manufacturer of such things. When j Princess Mary and one or two of her he conceived the idea he was so sure brothers. uld "ffo" that he decided not to j It is assumed that the chosen tentatively, but to turn out a i 100.000 will be marshalled like an large quantity before offering one for sale. So he kept making it till he had army and converge upon SyU-nham by various routes. Probably the local a stuck of two millions: I railways for a certain time In the day He then engaged a few score aliens will concentrate Uu-ir uiergles on the and had theVn taught .parrot-fashion, transport of this army. Lvery child phrases of English. As soon as they were "letter-perfect" out they were sent with absolutely "the latest which proved, as the manu- facturer had confidently anticipated, an enormous success. Incredible as it may seem, it is none the less a. fact i that in ten days considerably than a million were sold. will bear his or her name and address in writing, arid will also carry a distinguishing ticket or rosette, indi- cating by color and by the particular school and locality. It is hoped, also, that each girl will wear a j ROYAL VISIT TO WALES The JK.ing Will Attend Hie Investi- ture i he J'rincc. ".At a meeting of the representatives of the Bangor University College and the Council, held at Ban- gor recently. Lord Kenyson, Presi- dent of the College, announced that the dates of the Koyal visit to North Wales had ar last been definitely de- cided upon as the 13th the Crystal Palace, there should be little difficulty. The staff there Is ac- customed to invasions football en- thusiasts-for the Cup Final numbering from to 140.000, and in the summer various organizations bring, to Sydenham many thousands of chil- dren. The guests will arrive be- tween 11 and 12.30 and stay until be- tween 6 and 7 o'clock. Dinner and tea will be served, if fine, at long tres- tle tables on the grass, but if wet the meals will be served in relays within the Palace. For dinner the children will have cold meats, pies, pastries, with lemonade; and at tea bread and butter, jam and cakes. Each of the favored children will ,be given from the King a specially de- July His Majesty will leave Dublin in Coronation beaker of Royal the Koyal yacht for Holyhead. whence the King and the Royal party will proqeed by Royal- train to Car- narvon for the '.investiture of the Prince of Wales, returning to the Royal 'yacht immediately a.fter the ceremony. On the 14th the King will again leave' Holyhead by train for Bangor, where in the afternoon he will formally open the new University College buildings, afterwards again returning to Holyhead. On the loth his Majesty will proceed to Aberys- bwyth to lay the foundation of a new building there. LORD KITCHENER Who will command the Coronation Troops at London. twenty-five 'Thousand of Them Will Line the Route, of Procession Tt Is estimated that more than )00 troops -employed in London luring- rhe Coronation ceremonies. Xo iewer abklicrs and sall- irs from' every' StateNjnd Dominion h the Empire will line route and ..Hke part in the royal procession on Coronation Day. The various' con- Ingcnts, it is expected, will be as oliows: Indian Empire. Overseas Dominions VJolonies and. Protectorates Channel Island Militia .loyal Rivalry 'loyal Regiment of Artillery fcorps of pvoynl Engineers "h fan try 10. BOO Irmy Service Corps 150 'loyal Army Medical Corps inny Ordnance Corps Cadets Ipecial Reserve TRAIX JBKATUvKS. Queen Mary's Train Will Be Carried By The fact that Queen Alexandra's train was carried at her Coronation by ;pages-has causerl many, .people to think that Queen Mary is making an innovation by hers carried by ladies. As a matter of fact, it was Queen Alexandra who departed from ROUTES APPROVED Coronation Will Take Place MS Mapped Out- The processional routes in June have been approved by the King. The Coronation Day route will be from Buckingham Palace by way of: The Mall. St. James' Park. Korse Guards' or Admiralty' Arch. AVhltehali.' Parliament street. St. Margaret's street, Broad Sanctuary, West Entrance Westminster Abbey. be, way of: Broad 'Sanctuary, St. Margaret's street. Parliament street, Whitehall. Charing Cross, Cockspur street, Pall Mall, St. James' street, Piccadilly. Hyde Park Corner, Constitution Hill, Buckingham Palace. Precedent' will be followed very largely in the matter of the Royal procession through -London on the day after the Coronation. The route, sev- eral miles in length, has been mapped out as follows: From Bucking-ham Palace by way of: Constitution Hill, Piccadilly, St. James' street. Pall Mali. Fall Mall East, Trafalgar square north side, Dun can nc street, Strand. Fleet street, Luclgatc Hill, v St. Paul's Churchyard, Cannon street. Qi.een Victoria street, Mansion House, King William street, Lo: -on Bridge, Borough High street. Borough road. Westminster Bridge road, Westminster Bridge. St. Margaret's Parliament street, Whitehall. Horse Guards' or Admiralty Arch- The Mall. Buckingham Palace. If the general scheme of 1902. is there will be about-twelve or fourteen carriages, the streets will be lined by police, and troops and a Sov- ereign's .escort will ride in the caval- cade. At Temple Bar their Majes- ties will" halt, and the Lord Mayor Sir Doulton ware. They are to be of the same shape as those made for King Edward, and on the occasions of the Jubilees of Queen Victoria. His Ma- jesty has supplied a special portrait of himself in the uniform of an Ad- miral of the fleet for reproduction on the beaker. Apart from a generous programme of amusements and a monster tea. the children will be given probably, their The Imperial Parliarnent RITES AND CEREMONIES first glimpse of. the greatness of the British Empire." The King has chosen the Crystal Palace, with its Festival of Empiro. as the venue for this rea- impress on the juvenile mind some understanding of thw vast com- munity of English-speaking countries of which they form no inappreciable Lascelles' will superin- tend the direction of a special per- formance of the Pageant of Empire, lasting half an hour. A Royal bos is to be'erected for Their Majesties. Subsequently the children are to be taken in -batches for a trip round ihe Empire on the "All-Red Route" Rail- way. This will enable them to see Parliament buildings of Newfound- land, Britain's oldest colony, with its papermaking and whaling- and other industries, together with the of St. John's: the great' wheat prairios and cattle ranges of Canada, and the Parliament buildings at Ottawa; var- ious Crown colonies, with a Malay vil- lage and a sugar plantation in Ja- maica. India will be visited, and Delhi, where the King is to be crowned In person Emperor of India. From In- dia the young, voyagers will travel to Australia and Xew Zealand, and fin- ally to South Africa, where the golrl and diamond mines will be shown in operation. CORONATION ROBES AND THEIR COST Those of George IV. Famine is .f Probable" The bill for the Coronation robes of George IV. was Of this fell to the share of the furrier; and we'are told that the feet of no fewer than Astrachan lambs were required for the black spots on the inside of the robes. No wonder thar'e'very Coronation has saen a famine in furs, for not only Astrachan lamb, but black fox, sable, and, above all. ermine, are re- quired in immense quantities for the robes of those who are privileged to attend the Coronation service in Westminster Abbey. For.months past agents have been busy in Siberia, and elsewhere buying up "ermine, and the price is already double the ordinary. .One hundred and twenty ermine skins are required by each peer for his Coronation cape and collar. Judging by the Coronation of the late King Edward VII., no other cere- monial causes such-a'boom In trade, and lots of things besides furs are going to become scarce'and expensive before June. In 1902 seats were, provided for 9S.250 people in- public stands, and the .stands themselves cost Every hotel .In .London will be full from, basement to attic, and lo.dgings will be at a premium. Those who come late will be lucky If they pay less than a night for a bed. Houses, too. will be scarce. In the year of the last Coronation Lord Tweed mouth received 82 0.000 rent for Brook Husse just for the season: the Misses Keyser refused for their house in Grosvenor Cres- vcent, and a house in Chesham Place brought for four months! To-day motors have largely super- seded the horse and carnage, but one almost shudders to think what one. will have to pay for a car during Coronation week. Certainly nothing will, be procurable under a day, and the prices may run' far beyond thla. Ten years ago there was an abso- lute corner In bands. Certain inter- ested parties retained all the good bands, and people who wanted music had to pay a pretty price. So. too, with fireworks. The de- mand for Coronation rockets was simply enormous, towns spent on an All the average larger apiece on fireworks, and the private demand was .very large. It will be remembered that there were hun- dreds of Coronation bonfires, and at each fifty rockets were sent up. The bonfires recall the "fact that tar-barrels were not to be had for love or money for some days before the last Coronation. They were all absorbed by early buyers. Many Chief Actor? jn Edward's Coro- nation IJave Away As far as the rites and ceremonies of the Coronation are concerned, the precedent of 1902 will be. strictly fol- lowed. In that particular respect the duties of the Earl Marshal and the Lord Chamberlain have proved much lighter than they were eight years ago. The greatest changes that will be noted In the pageant that attends the Coronation of King George .and Queen Mary will be In the dramatic personae. Of the chief actors in the last great historic event of the crown- ing of a great historic event of the crowning of a British King and then Primate and the then Archbishop of York are no more- Lord Salisbury and the Duke of Devonshire have been gathered to their fathers, and among others who figured largely in the bril- liant spectacle of eight years ago. and who have gone over to the majority, are the late Lord Derby and the late Earl of the four Knights of the Garter who held the canopy for the King's annotating. Many others who played a prominent part in the public life of a decade ago will n-ext June be found absent, and the exigen- cies of political-life will have forced many others into the background. GLASGOW'S CKLEHKATI03T At the Glasgow Corporation meeting a.t which plans were made (or cele- brating the Coronation, the Lord Pro- vost explained that it was proposed to carry out arrangements similar to wfcat was followed at King Edward's Corona- tion The idea was to give a dinner to about poor in the various ot the city, that the children and their teachers should receive a medal, and also that the' children should have a day In the Exhibition Instead of the Children's Day In the parka. ,It would be quite In keeping: with the usual cir- cumstances that the Corporation should possibly have a banquet, and that there should be a reception on some evening for a large number of citizens. It was not intended to go to a very large amount of extravagance; but they would require to celebrate the Corona- tion in keeping with the dignity of the _ Boy Scouts May Attend. Arrangements are being made by the Dominion Council of the Boy sending a contingent of Canadian Boy Scours, .representing-' each Province, to England -In June, either to attend the Coronation (if provision can be made for them) to participate in a rally to be "Windsor Park early in July. Seeing-tlie King Queen. Those who are spending the months of July and August in London doubt- less will have plenty of opportunities of seeing the King and Queen, who evidently mean to do their part in booming" trade after a long; period of court mourning, which affects a larger area, than the casual observer might conceive possible. CORONATION TRICKS Abused that are Being on the People. Already many persons have hJt up-, oh a variety of tricks and devices for turning the Coronation to account for their personal profit. One of the most impudent of these tricks is a device adopted by some shopkeepers of selling broaches. patins, lace, and ?.s rem- nants of the materials from which the Coronation robes are being made. By making this absurd claim for their goods, shopkeepers, es- pecially in country "districts. have been able to trick a num- ber of unwary people into paying- for ordinary stuffs and materials con- siderably above the normal prices. As a matter 'of not an inch of the stuff from which the King's or Queen's Coronation robes'are made will ever be put on the market, for only suf- ficient will be manufactured to make the robes. enterprising manufacturer has put.a specially cheap silk on the mar- ket which he calls "Coronation silk." and in several towns in the North the material has achieved quite a .boom and is selling in enormous quantities; of course, the silk has.no more real connection with the Coronation than last year's snow, nor. Indeed, does the manufacturer or retailer of the sillc actually say that it has, -but the fact remains that numbers of people are buying it ajj a, result of a Several downright swindles are be- ing carried on by the more daringly dishonest "Coronation" exploiters. For example, a smartly dressed, hand- some, well-mannered young lady has been collecting funds in North London on behalf of public institutions, stat-, ing that the money was to gift which the institutions in TIIE.ATHE PRICES From information furnished by the bridge the Bible to be presented to the King on the occasion of nig Ma- Coron.ition in Westminster Twenty naval been invited by the British Admiralty to represent Newfoundland amonp the colonial naval forces participating in Abbey. The Bible, which the King the Coronation ceremonies of King j will kiss before signing the oath, will be finely bound, and will, of course. I contain'the Apocrypha. The Bible will A Salop church choir has gone on ciall-v preserved at directors of j Garden, the George. matches start early in July. refvises j Lambeth Palace, together witli that which was uaed at the Coronation of ettu 11 JI r> iifii'-jj n L i 11 v- II Ilrl H I! r Ot laces to tne j King Kdwarcl. This will be done by j his Majesty's command. Royal Opera. Covent to be charged for the Coronation gala performance range from 100 guineas (1525) for crand tier boxes to 1 guinea (about J5.25) for a single seat in the gallery. A The M. A. P. Magazine is hoped that the King and Queen may find it possible to visit Soutli Afrca, after tho in India." The Queen having decided that her train at. her Coronation shall be borne by seven daughters of Earls, is now considering what their costumes shall be. According to precedent, they vwjll all wear white, and will be drewed precisely alike. Her Majesty will .pre- sent to each of her attendants -a handsome souvenir of the occasion, and this will probably be the only or- nament they will be permitted to wear. The pages who attend .rthe King wear a quaint uniform of scarT let., white and gold, and carry old- fashioned three-cornered hats with plumes under their arms. The following are the train-bearr ers: Lady Eileen Butler, daughter of the Earl of Lanesborough. Lady Mary Dawson, 'daughter of the Earl of Dartrey. La.dy Mabell Ogilvy. daughter of the late Earl of Airlle and the Coun- tess of Aarlie. Lady Victoria Carrlngton, daughter of Earl Carringcon. Lady Jean Cochra.ne. daughter of the Earl of Dundonald Lady Eileen Knox, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Banfurly. Lady Adelaide Spencer, daughter of Earl Spencer. It Is probable that further appoint- ments will be made, necessitated by the weight and length of her Majesty's train. .AXOPY DUCHESSES." The Interesting announcement la made that the Duchess of. Sutherland, the Duchess of Portland, the Duc'hess ofMontrose. and the Duchess of Ham- Ikon are to have the honor of carry- ing the Queen's canopy at the Cor- onation. Tt will be rer-embered that these. ladies, with the exception of the Duchess of Hamilton, acted for Queen Alexandra, and that their ser- vices were recognized by the bestowa of a special decoration. Coronation Millinery. Because the King of England is to be crowned in June the theme in the headgear for 1911 in America will be "coronation." This pronunciamento was made' by dele-1 gates to the annual convention of the National Association of Retail Millin- ers early in the year In Xew York. As to trimming, it is asserted that ribbon and lace flowers have come to stay. latter must be white. Among the flowers, roses, butcrcupg, daisies, dandelions and sweet peag find favor. Coronation colors pre- dominate, but these probably Coronation Durbar J give way to individual needs sum- mer progresses.