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THB KING AND HIS CANADIAN SUBJECTS. I The cordial letter which his Majesty caused to be addressed to the Governor- General must have convinced our Canadian fellow-subjects that it was only the necessi- ties of his position which prevented the King from accepting the invitation to visit the Dominion. We can readily believe if the King and Queen had been able to -visit Canada they would have met, in the "Words of the High Commissioner, a re- ception which would have thrilled the whole Empire." There are, however, other con- eiderations to be borne in mind, and two I of them are mentioned in the letter of Lord Elgin to the Governor-General. It is true that Canada is so easily accessible that many people think nothing of taking the trip, and if Canada were the only British colony it is probable that their Majesties would find a way of accepting the invitation. But, as Lord Elgin pointed out, there are practically no limits within the habitable globe to the distances which must be travelled in order to reach all parts of the British Empire, and, while it is certain that the other colonies would wish to be equally favoured, it would almost be impossible for their Majesties to under. take a voyage which nobody else has ever attempted It is further to be considered that the absence of the Sovereign is always productive of inconvenience, and that the ¡ working of the machinery of State would be hampered by the stay which his Majesty could scarcely avoid making in the Do- minion. It certainly would not content the people of Canada if the King only visited Quebec and Ottawa, and it would be difficnlt for him to refuse the urgent solicitations of a warm hearted people that he would prolong his journey to the more distant cities. Mil nu ML T-nnimr-imrr n fiMTt^^rr^TKn^T 1