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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta STRIKING CAREER Of CONNAUGHT NEW GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CANADA ENGAGED ON MANY A BATTLEFIELD first Inspector-General of the Man of Widely; Diversified At- tainments and Qualifi- cations 'Summary of the Many tivities of the Distin- guished Brother of the Late King Edward Field-Marshal His Royal Highness the Duke of Connautfit and Strath- earn, -K.G.. K.T.. K.P., the new Cover- nor-General ind Commander-ln-Cblof of the Dominion of Canada in succes- to the Right Hon. Earl Grey, G.C.M.G.. G.C.V.O., will assume hii new duties !n October, Rnd will hold the appointment for the period of two fears, which may be subject to further sxtsnsion. The third son and seventh child of Queen Victoria, ihe Duke ot Con- aaughc was born at Buckingham Pal- ice In 1S50. On leaving Woolwich tcademy in 18BS he entered the Roy- il Engineers, and subsequently traus- erred to the Royal Regiment of Ar- illery, and. later, to the Rifle Brigade, jf which he is Colonel-in-Chief. As a mbaltern, he served in'Canada during he Fenian Raid of 1S70. He was treated Duke- of Connaught and Urathearn'in 1S74. Fire years later ie married" Princess Louis Marguerite >f Prussia. In the Egyptian War of ,332 he commanded 'the Guards at From 3890 he commanded the troops lu Bom- bay, and he has since held the Ports- Smouth and Aldershot commands, and Hjiac of in Ireland. In 1904 ie became the first Inspector-General of the Forces, and in 19GS he was ap- pointed to the Mediterranean com- mand) will be remembered, lie resigned. It'was a great disap- pointment to him that he was not per- fciiUed to share the risks of the Boer War. :His patriotism was strikingly shown by his, refusal oC the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Coburg, In order to re- tain his British Nationality. It was in 1S66 that the Duke 'of Connaught entered the Royal 'Military Academy at Woolwich as a cadet; in 1S6S he received his commission as a lieutenant In the Roy- Sal Engineers, and in the following year a lieutenant in'the Royal Artillery. He was appointed, at the'same time, a lieutenant in the-Rifle. Brigade, a regiment whose war record begins with includes the great- est battles oC the Peninsular war, JWaterloo, the Crimean war, and the Mutiny, the first Aalianti war, and Af- ghanistan, .Khartoum. His Royal Highness is has been since 1SSO, the of'.that distinguished '-corn's. He was with-it in Canada, when' "the regiment was (quartered in long, after'he Joined it, and, at that time he visited New .York, and was present .t an entertainment given In'his hon- >r at the Academy of Music in that city. In 1S71 he was appointed a cap- tain in the RlfJp Brigade, in excess of the establishment of the regiment. kin 1S74 Prince Arthur, as he was nowu up to that lime, was created uke of Connaught and Strathearn Wnd Carl of Sussex. 'In 1S78, at a Council held at TVlnd- Bor, Queen Victoria announced his en- gagement to the Princess Louise Mar- guerite of Prussia, third' daughter of Prince Frederick Charles, known as "The Red and of the late Emperor William of Germany. The marriage was celebrated sor on the'13th'of March, 1879. Their children are Prince Arthur Frederick Albert, born at Windsor in 1SSS, and now a lieutenant in the 7th Hussars to which regiment he .was appointed in January of last year; garet, born In 1SS2; and Princess-Vic- toria Patricia, born In'.1886. In 1S73 tho Duke of .Connaught was Brigade-Major at Aldershot; and. Bri- gade-Major to the at Aldershot in 1375; and from October of till the following April he was Assistant Adjutant-General at Gib- raltar. In September of 1S7G he was a Lieutenant-Colonel In the Rifle Bri- gade, and In 1SSO a full Colonel. In that same year he became a Major- General and commanded a brigade at Aldcrahot. It was In 1SS2 that the Duke of Con- i naught had his first experience of war, j when, in command of the 1st Brigade i (lhn he accompanied the ex- peditionary force under Lord Wolse- ley to Egypt. Ho was present at the defeat of Arabi Pasha's army nt Tcl-ol- Keblr. For his services In that cam- paign he was mentioned in despatches, received the thanks of both Houses of rarliamenl., and was made a Compan- ion of )lm Hath. He holds the modal with claap for that campaign, and re- ceived from the Khedive the Second Class of the Medjltlie and Iho Khc- rilve'i Star. He was appointed Honor- ary Colonel of the 13th Bengal Lancers that regiment was serving in j In the year, following tho Egyptian j campaign against Arab! the Uuko of; Connaught was appointed colonel of .the Scots Guards. Tie holds, besides, I the colonelahip of the Gth (Tnnlskl1l< THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT ing) Dragoons of the Highland Light Infantry and of the Roy- al Dublin Fusiliers In-lSS6 the Duke ;0f was appointed Commander-ih-Chlef bt the forces-in the Bengal Presidency, and at the end of his term of service in India, on re- turning home he was placed in com- mand of the Southern District in Eng- land. In 1S93 he was a and in 1903, he was made a Field-Marshal. At the death. In 1S99. ot Prince Al- fred of Saxe-Coburg, Duke of Edin- burg, second son of Queen Victoria, :UG Duke of Connaught, being the heir apparent of the Duchy, would have succeeded to H, but he and his heirs renounced their rights in favor of the young Duke of Albany, bis nephew, son of tho late Prince Leopold, fourth son of Queen Victoria. In 1901 J-he Duke of Connaught suc- ceeded his brother King Edward as Grand Master of Freemasons, and was nstalled in July of that year. In 1902 he was at the head of the special mission sent to Madrid for the investment of the King ot Spain with the Order of the Garter, and he him- self received at the hands of the young King the Order of the Golden Fleece. The great Assouan Dam, in Egypt, was opened'by the Duke and Duchess of Connaught in 3902, and-from Egypt .he Duke and Duchess went on to In- dia to represent there the King at the grand Coronation. Durbar at Delhi in January, 1903. For the past three years the Duke of Connaught has been in command of the forces In I rob ml. and ot the Third Army Corn (Irish Ho wns created a Peer of the United Kingdom on Mny 24, 1S74. The list of the many Important Army posts he-id by thn Duke was Commaudor-in-Chlef of Ihe Mediter- ranean Forces, which he resigned shortly after his appointment Lnst year lie represented the King at the opening of the South African Parlia- ment, enduring wonderfully well for ja man of sixty the fftllKUf ''Mil hurry his 1S.OGO miles trip. j The Duke's connection with Canada Is a long and [ilensant one. Forty i ycurs ago. when a young man of i twenty, the Duke rame to Canada nnd served as a soldier through the Ken- lan Raid. Since then tho Duko has several times returned to Canada, each time enhancing not only his own. but his family's, popularity. It will also be remembered that his son. Prince Arthur, toured Canada some four years ago. HMIGN ORDERS AND DECORATIONS Here is the long list of foreign hon- ors the Duke of Connaught has re- Knight of the Golden Fleece of Spain. Knight of the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle. The Prussian Military Order, "Pour le merite." The St. Andrew of Russia. St. Stephen of Austria. The Anunziata of Italy. The Elephant of Denmark. The Imperial Turkish Order of the Osmanli. The Legion of Honour of France. The Tower arid Sword of-Portugal. The Japan. The Seraphim .of'Sweden. The Turkish Order of 'the 'MaJIdteh. The Spanish Military Order of Merit. The Red Eagle of Prussia.-- The Crown of Wurtemberg. The Hessian Order of Merit. 'The Greek Order of the Redeemer. The Order of Ethiopia. The Order Nlstiin Htickar of the Bey of Tunis. The Order of Xevski'." Tho White Eagie of Poland. The Russian Order of Si. Anne. The Russian Order "of St. Stanis- laus. The Cohurg Order.. The Order of Leopold ot Belgium. The Brazilian Order of the Southern ros3. The Spanish Order of Charles III. i The Order of the Houee of Hohen- i zollern, The Mecklenburg the j Crown of Wender. The Bulgarian Order. The Oldenburg Harisorden. The Order of the Netherlands. The Order of Anhault. The Brunswick Order of the Lion. The Johannite Order. The Montenegrin Order of Danilo. PRINCE ARTHUR He Has Been Termed the Handy Man of the Royal Family Prince Arthur of Con naught, who represented King George at the Jiibl lee celebrations of Italian has been termed "tlie Handy Man of the Royal Family." He is a young man of Infnlte tnct and resource, and on sev- eral occasions has acted as Royal en- voy. Pie went to Japan to invest the Mikado with the Garter, and repre- sented the late King Edward both at the opening of the Protestant Cathe- dral In Berlin and also at ihe Crown Prince's wedding. CARL GRfY PRINCESS PATRICIA OF OONNAUGHT DUCHESS OF CONNAUGHT Canada Had Great for Hlti Excellency Furl Grey linn hern fifivprnorGen-j es'nl ant! of Can- ada IfHM. wlien he .succeeded his) the Ktirl of Minto. 11 wns one of the first of those prominent. KugHi'Minen who came under the s of tho l.'ile Mr. Ctfffl ami'In! tiEsisti-d Mr. Itliodcs to obtain Urn', charter for Kiipdrsln, nnd himself came one of tlio f on H dors of the Char-; terrd Company. After the Jameson j Kuld ho fu-cpptcd tin.; position of mlnistni'.or of Ithodesln. The iwol yearn of lib ndiiifnlstrutlon years of native wars and of gruvnst political difficulty. The par.' Karl Grey WHS unpointed lo In Camilla ii! Kl'JI was one for which he hiuM every inclination, li was in Canadnj that his first smelt; powder under Wolfe. :uid (he i'in hnd on other rounds u sreat nt-j Iruction for him. lie earned wMh him' j high of duly ntul umilminish-; cti eni.lmsiacin for public work. That he made himself speedily popular i the Canadian peoule la now matter (if! i history, lie sails from Quebec on his return ,lo luifvland early In October. Brilliant in the Military Arena The following series of data give in brief the distinguished military career of the Duke of Connaught: the Army. to Captain. Major. Lieutenant-Colonel. Colonel. made Major-General. to Lieutenant- Gen- eral. Made General. Field Marshal. Major, Aldershott. Adjutant General, Gibraltar. General, Aldershot. General, Expeditionary Force, Egypt. General, Aldarshot. General. Bengal. General, Bom- bay. General, South- ern District. Troops, Aider- shot. of 'Forces In Ireland. Third Army Corps. the Forces. Siuce 1907 Commanding1-in Chief the Mediterranean during Raid In Canada. General .the Fenian Commanding Brigade of Guards in Egyptian War, and received a medal with clasp, bronze star, nnd the thanks of the House of Commons for distinguished service nt and Tel-el-Keblr. The field of the Duke's activity as Inspector-General of the Forces em- braced the whole Empire, and after hnvfng visited all parts of the United Kingdom in the performance of his duties, he set out at the end of 3005 to Inspect the garrisons in South Afri- ca, while not long after his return he started for a second world tour, which included P'synt, Ceylon, ihe Straits Settlement and Hong Kong. These visits to outlying garrisons on the fringe of our vast Empire wore vitally necessary for the coordination or' the work of preparation for war. and gigantic as was the task of personally passing in review the whole of lite home and colonial garrisons and de- fences. His Royal Highness kcnt pace with the v.'ork. and his outspoken re- ports on ''our far-thing battle line" were very helpful to-the Army Coun- cil. His influence fis Inspector-Gen- i oral, of the Forces wns a very good and active one. for he possesses in an uncommon degree the happy knack of putting his finger on the very root of matters upon which great issues depend and or explaining bis views in an eminently common-senss and con- vincing manner. The Duke is an en- thusiastic soldier, and knows the stbilities and limitations of the British j Army, and withal, too, there ia no j j more popular officer than ho with all ranks. JOKE ON THE DUKE Local Painter's Buckingham Remark Palace 1 V-'ho An amusing story concerning the democratic personality of King George's uncle. Ihe Duke nf Con- naught, is go ins 'he rotindn. It srems the Duke and (lie Dnchossj, accom- panied by n considerable party, paid a visit ol" inspection lo the Hampstcad Garden suburb recently. A painter, who was standing near the Duke and Duchess, said hn had served with tho Duke, who smilingly observed: "And now you are a painter. I suppose things are very brisk in the painting line this wns the reply; "lml there's one place thai, badly wants doing anil doesn't get li." "Where is inquired tho IHike. "Buckingham Palace." replied the paimcr. and went gravely on with his The Parcily of the Duke and Duch- -.vork, apparently oblivious of the smile css consist he raised on the face of every one Prince Arthur, bom at Windsor the royal group. j Castle, January IS. 1SS3. "There yotir opinion and mine j princess Victoria, born January said iii2 Duke, as he walked j married !o HIR Crown Prince! of Sweden on .Tuno 15, 1905. i Princess born at Bucking-} ham Palace on March 17, 1SSH. EARL GREY as Governor-General off, da tins been {singularly success-' He sails for England In October.' lilE DUKE'S FAMILY A LONDON PAPER'S FANCIFUL A London paper has the'following article about Canada in connection with the coming to Canada of the Duke of The Duke of Connaught is going to a brand new capital at Constantinople. So also did Peter the Great in the case of Russia, for hundreds of years the Tsars reigned in Moscow, but nt laut Peter went off, taking iho government and the court with him, to the new. reign as Viceroy at Ottawa. Is this a vast ciiy he had founder] on territory 'sign that something even more Im- conquered from Sweden and named portant and far-reaching will happen in the near future? Is it possible that in the future our monarchs, instead of living ai after St. Petersburg. It is possible, of course, that if Can- ada eventually becomes the homo of j our monarchs Australia and India j COUNTESS GREY attnlnccl great pr.pulnrlty In Can- ji during ihe reuline lier distin- ished husb.-Liid, Karl Grny. IHE NECESSARY MAN He Hns Been British Ambnasador to: All the British Rased upon liie fact thai Mr. quitli. spenkinpr recently at the Guild-: hall, described ihe Uuke of ConnauRofc' ;iF "A Necessary a writer in the; "Empire Magazine" gives a remark-; ably im crest ins; record of his Ttoyalj Highuosa's various activities as anj Ambassador of Queen Victoria, Edward, and KInp George. The Duknj has vlBltfid all Hie British Dominion-! beyond the sens at different times nf his career, and throughout his travels he has been not a more tourist but ;i 1 worker: What the Duke of ConnauyiiC stands for lo-day In the cyee of all men' is solid diplomacy honest Imperial-1 ism. diplomacy that knows no make- shifts. Imperialism which known no party. Incidentally there In quoted a-' slory which It is said tho tells against himself. H Is certainly amus- "On one E.iys the Em- pire Magazine. young subaltern a company of infantry through their drill managed lo get them into errible muddle. The Puke, who St. might be jealous and object. Perhap to have kings of theirown, these kings DUKE OF CONNAUGHT AND BROTHERS TUc late King Kdwnrel l.s atamUiiK ri (he rxirciuo rigln, the Duke of Con- naught lieiiiK the other flpiiro stnnOI The Ijukts of LMInburgh Ion tlm rljjlH) nnd the Duke of Albany sit tins. show that It Is quite likely. It has always been the rule that the seat of government of a world-Empire should be settled In its most powerful and populous and richest province. Hitherto this description has applied to England, and our sovereigns have reigned on the banks of the Thames as a matter of course. But it cannot always be so. Canada and Australia arc the coun- tries of the future, Canada especially At present their populations com- paratively small. But the population of Canada is growing by leaps and hounda. In time there will be more millions in Canada than in the United than in the United States. j When that time comes, Canada will i not only have tho Urgent population of j any part of the Empire, but, will-be by far the richest pert, and will probably have the largest army and-the most powerful navy, too. Then Canada will have the right to claim first place In the Empire. And then she will either want to be independent or she will want our kings. I After all. If our sovereigns do i grate, It will not make such a trc- mendous difference ns it would have i done a hundred or even fifty years ago. In these days of wireless tele-1 granny and liners which nmh across i j the Atlantic in six days, a king reign- ing In Ottawa would pretty well as near Tendon as he would have been at Balmoral a hundred years ago, and I there would he nothing lo prevent ministers from Inking flying trips to I attend cabinet councils in Canada 1 when urgent need arose. i Constantino the Great found that a 1 capital In Italy too far a_way from (he hrart of his dominions, ''and built THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT AT TEL-EL'KEBIR Koynl Iliplnifti'n, wlio was In cntmTiaml "f IMO Ciunrfin in il War, In shown on a whlta charger iHrarlliiff his nxm. Tho Mrltlsh considering thf- stroiiRlh of tlm Arnlil'M nrmy LTt.OOO mm. Rlovr officers nml .T20 men Wfinnrtotl. Sir Giirnot In (Jcap Unite of Coniiausht, II In Itlghneaa also rocflvlr.s I'm thankfi f of Tol-.vj-KfiMr in in this w-i-lt-managed n ami r.tvl'y-MtTw m nnvnrnl Mmcs mintloi "f ihti ('out inn us. Iff- In Mm fralr vrry slftflii. i] worn klllod. and iiJ lu-avury ot ;