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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta HRRALTI When King George V. Went to be Crowned ARCHIBALD MACMECHAN (Publllh.n Special Corre.pon la trttuty )ears, London sliced at last kare changed their aspect The Internal cotnbuitlon engine line wrought the transformation. Tweut> the home supplied the mo- tne poner foi Ijus, .uid baiisom and fouruneeler, todaj It h supplied bj erected on, a well considered founda- tion the column arrived In two long- itudinal sections then the capita) and finally the Time or the Griffin. All readers of "Alice" will recognizo the' Gryphon nt first blink. He is as largo as life and twice as natural, a very fearsome beasticl The Griffin is Heraldic .bird, whose duty is to port cilj s shield and is as a nucsiwi, toaaj n is BupLnien petrol The old comraunlcnt.ie bus "8 and JlngoE summ drltar is h, n He ramps at Temple Bar where one is leplaced bi a Mtasi cngln the geneintion of smirt frosh faced hansom drivers with top-hat, with-a flower in the lapel of his well ARCHIBALD MACMECHAN brushed coal has disappeared. An cabmen are seedy, old, disheartened- looklng ponons. To see half-a-dozen hanepBU together is a sight to be pointed out, Thile the few "growlers" left, are apparently only'for the conveyance of verr caretul old ladies and-'thWr' luggage. The crowds of dressed men and .women who, twenty yeaera ago, dashed about in hinsoms, whirl In tails at a still swifter pace (which things are a parable) while the democracy travels underground like molee, or mounts the peri Ions penny bus. Another great change, which Lon- doners lamented, is happily not per- manent. This is due to the erection of the huge wooden stands all along the, routes of the Coronation proces- sion and the progress through the City. -The'Londoners complained thit their cit) nas spoiled thoumi it ii, hard to spoil London and the) called it a cit) of wood The objection was futile The Rings lieges must see him -piss, the) cannot all see him from the ground the) will pa) from fne to twent) fhe guinea- for the pleasure of looking on -him for once and consider the money well spent' Some of the effects were cer tainlv bi-arre Round about West minster, certain statesmen (in --f- at Temple Bar where one stood the. harrier over which, we displayed the heads of traitors. 1- slts on his column at his ease, bu with his wings spread for flight whi Fame stands elect i ith hers foldet M If. she intended to remain for som time Flags streaiueis. bunting a mm) hued as Joseph s coat for dai of colored lights, cyphers, stars, all manner of illuminating de vices for night supply the note o gaiety and pleasure which such thing alone can give. Has Her Open Spaces Anyone who knows London onlj from reading, is apt to think of the great Babylon as an endless, close tacked spread of houses and network of streets, reaching out In all direc lions over five counties. But London has her open spaces. Hyde Park con- tains -ttirqs hundred and fifty-two fair sized Canadian farm. Just across the way, forming one system with it, are Qreen Park [and St. James. Between the two stands Buckingham Palace, the Lon don residence of our King. The area; of the Palace grounds must be almost as large as the Green Park, whic i thoroughly deserves its name, [f say, then, .that London has. .at ,it heart'a park system nearly five him dred acres in extent, we arc near th mark. The advantages of Bucking lam Palace, as the centre and stari ng point of high state ceremonial must be obvious. Thousands of men must be mobilized, and ordered, ant nassed. and manoeuvred, to line the oval way, to form the escorts, to ake their place in the procession vhich is really three processions These three parks to right, to left and n the rear .of the royal residence af ford ideal approaches for all these purposes. Control of Traffic How to control the traffic, to mar- shal the vast crowds, to prevent acci From this point start the three pro- cessions, which are to be artistically blended Into one. You are to Imagine the Pnlnco -which looks limply like a great house or swollen mansion in Its own grounds, guarded by glitter- ing uniforms, the broad open street lined with the flowor of the British Army and Navy, and patrolled by mounted policemen. At half past nine the first procession gets under way. It consists of Royal and other repre- sentatives a medley of strange fnces I :tfthe '.'North Americi nation not so many years" Ttii decision wai wiie. The navy Is an un equalled..-ichool'of manhood and manners: The royal navy In Britain's pride and bulwark and bus been evei since the dayi of Drake and 'the Armada; there IB.no part of the vast machinery of the King should know the only way :o learn It Is to go yotinolt through ,-he mill. I wonder how many Cana- llan boys are receiving us strict and an .education ai this sou .of lino of kings. Comjng of the King Now at another half-hour Interval ho third procession for which we avo all been waiting takes Its place In the long line and completes it. Through the clatter 'of the mounted escort, the tumultoiis cheers from the packed stands. Ihe blare of mar- four (arnlihed the breast, and the riven left eqaiilut, through which the bullet of tho "liodoubt- ablo't" narkeimin toro Its ivny. sou Kliould sluml for ovor above- liu- don town. At his foot Is another horo whom uiigiuml should novoi llavclock, of the .Mutiny. It Is a place for high thoughts. If I wiie I ihwild hilt the state coach to miluto JFrMay, Jiiiie 30, Ihe mighty sailor on his ami varied uniforms; down the Mall thev go towards the uewlv erected Vdminlti Arch order' my soldiers to pay thoii milit- ary obeisance to Ihu dead. At tht F.imoui Abbey And so tho Rronl procession winds inward and has turned amiil tho hecrlng, ,packed. Into Vhltehall. Th'e; Abijoy, is at the foot of Ihe broad itrno't, Whitehall on thi right hand as we go towards the an (liiallty, hfthe national eharactor, All of: liai'dihlu and '.that -..stubborn ovolv1-- Bystem. governiiitmt, bulldli a Undo commute- >nml liidiiKli) uc cumulating woallli, driving out lo Iho cndb of the p n tli plantlni colonies Ibcio and establishing ueiv (lemon a cku In men ciuiiitci ol tht globe mid It Is tho sumo bplilt not billllnnl not but stiont, patient sane, willing to lyait and able to on- line Canada Noil fell and bouth Uiicn mo nianlfeslitlonti of tin bamc bpliit tint built the old abbev and Jumdcd ('cm lutict this most Impiessho ecioiiony foi a f------- ui uic'iuaova co or wliici 10 from some of the. best jiicvo. the grimy squalor Oi the mod Europe, we sco the couch of ern London streel -.Until it sate, our .a lor kins and.hls keen- office of the Commander ,n Chief eyed, clever loohmc consort. B essr i.. r. Jings on them wherever they go! They ys In .-Whitehall, appiopilatcli nloush on tho site of the old tilt in dents, has been the subject of much careful thought. Among other regu- ations aeroplanes have been forbid- len. biit nothing has been said about hippogriffs. If then the reader: :w deign to mount 1 of ith me the pio cession from above, in Quiet- and ease. The coromiion route going is som thing like a long narrow horsesh in shape-with the toe at Trafalg Scjuaie and the ciulks at Buclun ham Pahcc and The Vbhej Buckingham suggests fir to the Canadian who knows his En All Creedi and R.cji Here -omlnlon and poMcrs oior all KOI Id Is in a Honed up iiiihiu the clem chinch Mon ol all laces colois all Tonnyton who "panned beyond thene voices" aonie twenty yean ago, That corner ilvev an epitome of llsh literature. You look down from (ho monument of Chaucer and be- neath blue, with the "O'-raro" Hen Jonion" llioio Ii the (late of.Snenccr of Urydou, of Addluoii, .of Djckcni, ol llrpwnlng. other'nation bin ihow tho Ilkt It IK oui Valhalla our Ciio- po Santo; NoMirc we Canadians wlto. out >peU.il Intel cit In thin illt On the twellth of June 1891. special ienico nold heje on occasion tbf.i.the death of Sir Joha ilaifdonald; Canada'! lament for alien ttiilesman found an echo In Ihcso walls II In phrase the that makes ui people It ii id tiuth ou- dread alia altar The Meaning of It All Oui Klni, goes to be "bile the ritual Is In pro- gress let us aik ORONATION PROCESSION, VAST CROWDS WATCHED THE KINt, ON HIS WAY TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY HORSE GUARDS, LONDON ON ROUTE OF CORONATION PROCESSION bronze) ere built in and boted up about mid-thigh and in front of then ivere curious little table effects. With earnest mein, they looked like auc tloneers disposing of invisible effects to non-existent bidders. Imitation The typical decoration might have been seen in the making all lip and broid thoroughfare of Jt consists of white pil tfown the Whitehall lars on a square, shoulder-high base on the Corinthian capital of each is perched a Fame or a drifted" alter- nately. The pillars, look like smooth marble; but they, really are of "staff material of which the decorations of the famous White City were made at Chicago in 1S93. A nucleus of framed scantling was first hah history ,s the brilliant faionte of Charles I. who fell beneath the dag ger of John Felton of Portsmouth but the connection Is merely through the title The Palace has the reputa lion of being the ugliest in Europe It stinds on the site of the old ilul benj garden wheie John Dnden is reported (to have trolled to pick the fruit which the plire its name James I thought he could grow silk n Fngland ind imported and planted shiploads ot sapling mulberries to feed the worms which spin the precious cocoons. The present palace was be gun in 1825 and had its tirst occu pint. Queen'Victoria the lery )eir of hit little aifin of ours in which j Ir Mackenzie aid a Mr Papinciu comerned it cost a mint of money. Owes Name to Merry Monarch This broad thoroughfare they call the Mall, all" greenery held in b) iion lail fine ho I hue passed down the Mall and thiough the arch elected in metnori of the Peiceniakei and he was guarded by details of t old Hoiso Grenadier regiment' whl dated from the reign of Charles All day there stand on guard In lie archways on each side of 110 e :ry two gigantic cavalrymen, slttl their magnlfioient chargers in all the goigeous obsolete panoply; the ti plumed helmet, tho glittering ctilrai the scarlet tunic, the grey leath breeches, the shining jack-boots a the.joy of all beholders. There the remain like hf'theii lie ways; mounting guard and rellc-i of elabora ritual which every visitor to the el; wants to see; and they alinis a tract a crowd. But it is not this doily spectacl which stirs the student of history s much as a scene enacted in fiont o this very the thiilieth o January 1649. How many in this vab assemblage think of it. I wonder Th associations of the'old building ar of interest mainly to the curious del ver in'the dust of the past. One Whitehall was a monastery and thei It became a town residence of arch bishops until bluff King Harry took it from his broken favorite Wolsev After that it was used at a roxa b) Good i Bess ant the Stuarts. A curious fate at .ended' the one ancient part of the wilding which remains to the pres int This was the banqueting mil designed In Imgo Jones foi James I put of a roigmflc'ient pil ace. The famous architect made von linking plans for the restoration of the whole building but owing to the ivil wars, only the banqueting hull completed. .Rubens painted the eiling and decorated the "walls. it from tills very .room that Chailes forth to his execution. Here is he very scene of the tragech tint orrlfied Europe ind led to so raany thers It is a ficl thit jou can ook upon the actual ivalls that wit- essed the fust great proof of the lowei of demociac) Doe 11 one link of that 15 the gorgeous caval- cidp sweeps bi 9 A hotfor- H m Uj memori ot Edward'the PeicPmakei cidp on the right hand and alljind no making the turn of the horse come Mngs and pconTe' s on the lofl owes its name shoe towards Ihe On their then sepnate poiiers lias nstand left band is a tall coin ed b' hero fore and tltl, oui uiui UL c> ci t: Hit (I JOJ IS not ?a ot EnS'ands darling 'a blind but an intelligen ID ninn ui, iu_ ___ __ af- in to the Merry Monarch, and a forgot- ten game ho used to play. The game ball'of boxwood through-an. iron ihe hour of supreme iictorj Nelson' hoop Bended nom a high pole square is mnvd fiom the gieat The mailes or mallets wele almost battle in iihich he crushed the hopes Religion the Reconciling Power this end is the Abbe) the giejt high altar of our lace lo bonow Kiplings phiase Heie is the sjmbol that unites the. marvellous na- tion? mil colonieb of Biitish oiigm all the i orlj o 01 The reconciling power is religion. No other people in the has such i to rail) round Fiance has Votrp Dime but Frince has bioken with the pist Italy Ceiman) and Russia as united nations are but of yestetnlay. Spain is shoin of nei snength But here in thn, leri chinch English kings haie been crowned toi a thousand )eais Todaj mil be peiioimod rites tr-it haldl) ch mgcd since the days of Edward thr> Confessor In a world ofi-chango, of and flow, of con- stant breaking down and building un here is bomethmg that has stood the stioss and trair ol ten cioiided ccn furies. That something is an ancient rite which has, bun handed down from gcnontiou to genention It i, eiidence of i solid stiong stubboin COACH OF KING CEORGT AND QU tEN MARV ENTERING HALL FROM HORSE GUARDS the King He has been proclaimed I-or a leai he his been eiercislns all the functions ot his g-eat office ttln the formal setting of the croun upon his head' It is not required br 1m one mai sal It IB in mo sense i cull 01 secihr The :iuth is Hut the has a reL ;ious mcinlns; H is not i mere pa temt a piece of medienl mummr-n to gape at, an irllerestlns. suri-lval of. and honor to our King in HUB high dn of the Tmniie The) haio cioss ed long Iciglles of sei ind land to be here; and everyone thinks himself honored lo -be' present. '.Today tho interest, of a: vast, empire is-concen- trated upon this marvellous spocta c-le In eie'rj IJntNh po session in Europe Vfnca Jmeiici and tho Islands .of the tho.ughts "of millions of people are turned towards this cit) the heirt of the woildpoii towards this ancient house of piaier nul the pncient rite nou t ik ing place within the reit cr walls Our king goes to be downed i What a setting for siich a cere- mony! The.chiirch built in part by Edward the Confessor, within whose h B and walls his tomb is yet to be Been, a ce neten of FngI uui s, kings and of grateful England's overflowing dead 'Victory or .Westminster was the inspiration of Nelson and of how many another hero! A tomb in the A C Alt n n Overseas part. The ceremony of coronation is of purely religious significance. The order of service is a "sacring" or con- secraiion isr) much the same as that used in the ordaining- of bishops The crown is placed upon the head of the king b) the greatest dignitary in the church sirnmcanco of Therein lies the real the Coronation cere has brought such uthin now i c, those w nence in statesmanship, litera- science. Take one-.little part ot the last complex of southern transept Poets There lies Ihe dust of Chaucei tho flthei of our !ltepaHlle who died rue hundred jctis ago and thpie :les the rust of our last true singe PRINCIPAL'NAVAL AND ARMY OFFICERS IN PROCESSION, INCLUDING LORDS ROBERTS KITCHENER, WOL3LEY AND FISHER exactly like polo sticks. An" old print shows a party .'of cavaliers playing nell. Pepys, whom little escaped of the Corslcan and freed hlb countrj from tho fear of invasion and con quest The height of the column on J.ICOL JIM- nujgiiL CM toe column on i e of 01 al tl10 ganlc he stinds with his light sl-eie 1663 Foi moie than a centur) Ihe pinned to his breast and his bword by his Bide indlcite" hintl) hoy he towered above the men of> his .time. At Mie foot of the-column foul hug( couclnnt lions Iroiuing Ihe tour winds, .guarding -perpetually the -Rvlour ol Thq.e IB greatncas upon.; you Mall was a favorite resort of the fash- ionable. In houses were built between it and .Pail Mall; but the same Royally once played christened both. After the first procession is well on Its way at an interval of half an hour, the second links up with It. The centre of this faced hoy known to his 'Sardines." If the shy, honest- lellow uadete think, loiif In the great 'paliitod.. hall Kt Green wicll. chief features are the portraits of Kelson, the pictures of kelsons and victories illtlo fi'hes jou will the and the relics of Nelson Ion maj biimoi of the sohilnuot He It see the plate he used and the costlj Pilnce ind the Heir ofjuselng picsents ghen him Un th. enough about, Wales and "whales and doubt about the surpassing of Nelson. It Is borne In THE STRAND ON ROUTE OF CORONATION PROCESSION flritaln's van dominions and he h been apprenticed to the-hard sea- service, for ho I; icntined to "Walk- he quarterdeck as daddy used do" when he commanded the little vain hope of expressing the hero'i worth and the donor's, icnae of obli- gation Toil mi) even pa thetlc clothes he woic on that fatal glorious the blue coat with WlNCt OF WALES CARRIA GE, CORONATION PMOCESSION kings reign ind princes decree Jus. tlce. A Startling Thought That this ran he Ihe last corona tion in Lnglmd is an opinion I haie bcaid since 'oming to Ens land and H is i Stirling thought It dooa-npt moan that England Is to have no more kings or straightway be- come i republic It means that with in the lifetime of King Ocorge the Churt-ii of 'ngland maj be dlsestab lished; and then'the Archbishop ot Canterbury would have no more right than, the official head of any .other church .lo conduct this and ancient 'ceremony.. Be th.it as-It may, the present oc- "sipn Is great and n-ell crossing the sajt aeas to wit- less and have one's part In even ai insignificant unit', in the im- mense crowds of spectators.: The omp, tne'splendor, the pageant, the lisplay, the elaborate ritualare by 10 means out of place. The time and loubla And thought and money have been well expended. The return is more than adequate. Only by accent- uating in.this striking way the com. ing of the King to power, could the' magnitude of his office be impressed upon the Imagination of the Our King goes to he crowned. yiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiii THE WATER OF Is so'd wherever _ H men for home S by all Specify g it by name, a C PAONUELO WINI SPIRIT CO. ;