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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 9, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta IHe Lethbridge DaSy Herald Volume V. Lethbridge, Alberta. Wednesday, October 9,1912 Nuinber'255 HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WELCOME N unlion with the cifclzeni of Lethbridge, the Herald Joint in tendering It* greetings to Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke of Connaught^ h(s gracious conaert, and the Princess Patricia. In the royal visit we see the carrying out of that interest In all and sundry of our great Empire which has ever distirtguished the members of our reigning family. Today it is our proud privilege to have amongst us, not only the ruler of our Donrvlnlon, but the lllustrous son of a venerated Queen, under whose beneficent sway Canada started on its way to assume the position which it new grandly holds among the sister nations of the British realm. But It Is not for these reasons alone that we welcome His. Royal Highness, but for those personal qualities which have greatly. helped to make his name a popular ont among all classes of subjects of His Majesty King George, whom he so worthily represents. We have been accustomed to view the throne from afar, and in his close association with the flame the Duke It brlng-ng it nearer to us, and binding more closely those ties we have in cortimon with our brotiiers across the seas. In the abundance of the weicoms we are rendering him, the Duke will be able to send the message home to the King that in the manifestations of patriotism and loyalty we stand as we always have stood, and ever hope to stand. In our relations to the Motherland. In expressing our welcome we voice the sentiment of a nation which has for Its creed "One King, One Flag and One Country". May His Royal Highness carry away with him the recollection of the respect and regard of every citizen of Lethbridge to the Tiirone, to his high office and to himself personally. In conveying the same to him and the members present of his fahiily the Herald dutifully takes its part. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE CIVIC ADDRESS FERNIE BRAVED RAIN -arge Crowd at Station to Greet Their Royal Highnesses-Trip Through Mountains Marred by Heavy Storm (Special to The Herald.) r�nile, Oct. S.-The special train, vlth the Royal party on board ai-rived lere ten miiiutos lato this atternoon, a toady rain filling all the time. Notwithstanding tUeso unpropltloua con-litiona, a crowd of nearly two tlious-nd people were at the station awalt-ng patiently a chaaice to se� or to peak to their Hlghnesscg. The public Bchoola were closed sand lundreds of the chlldiren marched to he station to add their unselfish greetings to those ot older people, and was plain to all obaervers that the relcome ot the Uttlc tots was appre-lated at Its full value ihy Hla Hlgli-dss the Governor, the Duchess, and, ot least, "Princess Pait," as sho is imillarly called by many people. This eature of-the short stop was acocnt-ated when the train 'was slowly pull-ig away from the station. The rowd ot children began to nin after 10 Cornwall, which caused itilio Duch-s.s and Princess much uweaalneas, ;8t some of the more daring ot His InJesty'B little hopefuls should nialto mis-step and too caught uu-der the rinding wheels. 1 Tom Caven, M.P.P. for Cranbrook, lad charge ot the Royal train as con-uctor, and the familiar 4"ace of J. Tel-)rd, roadraaster for this division, was sen at tho cab window, ais the train row In to the platform. The city band was on hand, and the aln rolled la to the station amidst le cheers of the throng and tho rains of the Italian band's best of-irtB. Civic Welcome Mayor BleaadoU met tho Governor, Ind extended to him, In the name of le, city, a hearty -welcome, and ox-�eaaed regret that ho had been ab-int from the city when tho Itinerary His Kxcellency's trip had been ar-nged.. Otherwise more time would ivo been allotted to Fornio, and a ore elaborate reception planned. Hla Royal-Highness, 'the lJuUe of l)nnaught replied very briefly, tout In Is most pleasing manner, thanking the citizens for their manife'Statlons of loyalty to their King under such very unfavorable weather conditions, and spoke with feeling to the school children. The children. In response, gave the Royal party ibhree hearty cheers, and the band played "God Save Our King" as the train pulled a'way. The Herald representative had the good luqk to snatch a few minutes' conversation with the press roprdsent-atives aboard tho train, meeting H. Hamilton Fyfe, ot the Times and Dally Mail, and Mr. Healy, of tho Western Associated Press. Doth those gentlemen are hlghl>' pleased with the uni-vers-ally warm receptions that have been accorded the representatives of the King throughout the entire Jour-ny. It was most unfortunate that tho heavy rain clouds shut out the fine views of the mountains here, and will obliterate them from the sky line all the way through the Pass, though the dlsthigulshed party go away with ocular proof of the loyalty of 'the people ot the Pas-s, no rain storm being sufficient to keep them from extending a �warm weloome. Another feature ot the short stop hero was tho very hearty manner in which- l]la Excellency greeted several of tho old veterans present. Colonel McKay, who la presldeiub of tho I'^ernle Veteran?' association, was accorded a hearty hand-shake, and had to answer many inquiries 'by the Duke regarding the number ot veterans in tho district. R. U T. Galbralth, ot Fcrt Steele, was In'troduced to His Highness by Mayor Bleasdell, and told the Duke he had not met him since ISfii). And so the time was spent In shaking hands with these veterans and conversing with them until the train pulled away, nuik Ing a break to tho proceedings, which kept wiilenlng until 'the train passed out ot sight. Field Marshall, His Royal Higliriess, tKe Duke of Connauglit and Stratnearn, Governor-General of Canada and Commander-in-Chief of tke Dominion forces^ MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HIGHNESS E, the Mayor and Coiincil of't)|^^>C!||y of Lethbridge, on behalf olits .\l08t of these will Uaw rci^i^iecl by now tUat residence under that flag Implies no disabilities. All' we ask Is that tho laws of Canada should be obeyed. "With this provision everyone is free to come and i;o, to marry, to live and to die as seems best ito him, and as It pleases Providence. "We bring no pressure to b^ar on anyone to adopt tho Canadian nationality, tor we do not value citizenship which la obtained under compulsion. "Our .'\merlcan cousins are welcome from over the border. Thrice we welcome our Canadian and British brothers, who return to the Union Jack, after living under tho Stars and Stripes. "Histoi-y is repeating Itself. For many years hundreds of young Url-tishers have sought fortune In the Western States. Time has brought about a change, and the tide has set in tho other direction, bringing across tho frontier numbers of our neighbors to whom we are glad to return hospitalities. / (Coutlniked on page 9)it Taday Joseph Gillespie, ex-chlef of police, issued a writ against George M. Hatcji, mayor; Leslie Silliker, Patrick Egan, and the city of Lethbridge, as J^t defendants, claiming $50(OOQi^^amages and $600 special dama^.i^f for alleged alanderous charg^j, mall--cious and wrongful In cl:iaracter; also for imputing misconduct and that he was guilty of criminal offences, when chief of police. Mr. Gillespie appeared in person, no lawyer's name being connected. with the writ. THE GOA ERNOR-GENERAL'S PARTY J   Field IMarshal His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught and Strath-eran, K. C. < Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Connaught.  Her Royal Highness the Princess Patricia. < Miss E. Pelly, lady In waiting to Her Royal Highness tho Duchess of � Connaught. IVIIss C. Adam, lady in waiting to Her Royal Highness tho PrIfieoM  . Patricia. ' ,  Lieut-Col. H. C. Lowther, C. M. G., M. V. O., D. S. O., military tocroUry  ?  ? Capt. T. H. Rivers-Buikeley, C. M. G., M. 0. V., equerry and eomptrollor  Capt. H. C. Buller, 'aide-de-camp. ____.--�_____.......... -* LETHBRIDGE DISPLAYS LOYALTY IN WELCOME TO THE DUKE Citizens of all Classes Join in Fervent Expression ot Devotion to the British Crown-Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Princess Arrive At 6.15 O'clock this Evening Evening Program C: 15--Royal train arrives. 6:20-Guard ot Honor inspected. 6; 25-ProooBsloii loaves depot. 6:45-Presentation ot civic address and address of Overseas club. 9:30-Gas demonstration at Barracks grounds. With every i-ndlcutlon that tho weather will have settled there Is certain to be a monster crowd ot loyal citizens ot Lethbridge and surrounding country at the C. P. R. depot this evening when the vice-regal train bearing Their Royal Illghnesscs, tlie Duke of Connaught, the Duchess ot Connaught and the Prlnqess Patricia and members ot tiie parly rolls Into the station from Macleod, which place thoy leave at live o'cloclc this ofter-noon, after having spent the day there. Interest In tho visit lias reaiched fever height, uid tho manifestations of loyalty this evening will eclipse anything even seen in this city. To welcome the Governor-General at any time is a signal tor a domouatratlon but when His Majesty's Ganttdlon repreHenta'blvo is also a member qt tho Uoyal family the occasion taKos on an added significance. All day long tho docoratora who were delayed by the incioniout weather yesterday have been working double force In an effort to make the city look its boat lor tho gala occasion and I.etlibridge this eveui-ng presentB a royal iilcluro. banners and bunting are evident In every direction, especially along the Ihio of march to be taken by the procnsslon through tho main business streets. Tho electrlciil decorations are the finest over pnt up In this city, with the bla/.Ins" words, "Lotlibrldge Welcomes 'rhoir Royal Highnessess" standing out amidst the myriad of rod, white and blue streamers stretched all along tho streots followed by the procession. Strong National Spirit Never In the history of Western Canada has there been such a triumphal profiosslon as that ot the Govonior Gonural's party tliro'ugh tho four weat-toni provinces. Every wlioro thoy have been greeted by one domoiisiratlou after another, each vlolug with the last in splendor and magnitude. It has , been a tour which has cemented th� Dominion of Canada more firmly than ever with tlio Mother country. All classes and nationalities have been swayed by the maiiltetBations ot loyalty which greeted each appearance of lUa Royal 'Highness and his Gracious Consort. Their democracy, the teel-iug of kindliness witli ^hich they have met tho people of Western Canada, have endeared thorn in the hearts of everyone. And wherever sho has gone, tho winning smliu of the Prln- � cess Patricia has completely won the ' hearts of the Bul),iocta of the Klpgln the great Canadian west. '  The weloo;iio which will be accord- ' cd the Royal jiarly this evening will ' ho p;irtIcliiatod iu by the whole citizen body who will Hue the street and ' throng the jiark while tho various ceroinoMli'.s are taking place, Immed- � lately on iho arrival ot the train Their � Royal llishnosses will bo greeted by Mayor Hatch, as chief magistrate ot ' tho oily, who will be the only perBon" to moot them as they stop oft tb9 ' U-/|iiu . ) .  (Continued on page 9)i ;