-L") -I TOWN TOPICS. (From Our London Correspondent. J The peopla of London evidently regarded ths fact that the very opening day ot Coronation month brought with it tidings of peace as the happiest of omens. The rejoicings which were spontaneously and simultaneously forthcoming were a prelude to the solemnity of last Sunday, when the King and Queen Alexandra, accom- panied by all the senior members of tha Royal family now in London, attended the thanks- giving service in St. Paul's. That great cathe- dral has witnessed many such services, but none that have been at once more simple and eii'ee- tive. There was as large an absence as possible of the mere trappings of State pageantry and pomp; but it was felt to be impossible that so solemn and yet auspicious an occasion should be allowed to pass with- out full official recognition. In accord- ance, therefore, with ancient and honoured tradition, the Lord Mayor, accompanied by the Sheriffs of London and the chief eivic officials, awaited the coming of the Sovereign at the City boundary, where Temple Bar for so long stood, and welcomed him to the heart of the capital with a warmth which typified that felt by the thronging thousands who were near. What chiefly delisrhted the crowd which on Sunday morning had assembled along the route from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's Cathe- dral, and which grew denser and more dense the closer the sacred edifice was approached, was the happy-and, with all respect, it may be said the healthy and hearty-appearance of both their Majesties. The King, who always looks his best in the uniform he was then wearing of a field-marshal, seemed much better and stronger than at the beginning of the year; while it might almost sound like the language of flattery if one truthfully recorded the ap- pearance of the Queen. Her striking beauty and gracious smile have so long been known to us that it is impossible to say one fresh word concerning them, except in wonder that time does nothing to dim the loveliness that appeals to all. But it is more than loveliness that wins the peoples hearts. It was noted as the Queen went by that she especially observed the warm greetings that came from the thousands of children along the route and many a little one is now possessed of the life-long remembrance of having personally viewed one of the sweetest of royal smiles, given upon so happy and historic an occasion. As the Bishop of London truly observed in his sermon before their Majesties in St. Paul's, peace has arrived at a moment when it will complete the general joy over the Coronation. There is no doubt, indeed, that since the news came the preparations for that great event have been proceeding with a happy addition of vigour; and we are now so near to it that they can more and more be marked. The whole country, of course, will participate in the rejoicings, and there is scarcely a village— scarcely even the smallest of hamlets—which will not have its own celebration. But, as is only natural, the chief interest is bound to centre in the capital city of the Empire, where the actual crowning will take place. It is al- ready sufficiently obvious that London will prove itself worthy of its great traditions, and of the occasion which we all shall celebrate; and it is more than ever apparent that a myriad visitors from the country will come.toithe metropolis to share in the general joy. The capital, however, will welcome not only a multitude of unofficial visitors on the occasion, but will receive a great number of representa- tives of distant parts of the Empire, as well as of the whole world. Our colonies, in particular, will be well to the fore; and it is impossible to pass through the London streets just now without being! impressed by this fact, and notably, with the number amongus already who have come from India for the purpose of being present. A strikingly pleasing feature, as regards one section of these visitors, has been the establishment under official auspices of a club for the comfort and convenience of the non-commissioned officers and troopers of the Colonial contingents during their presence in London at proceedings con- nected with the Coronation. Representatives of such varied colonies as Natal, Singapore, and Cyprus were present at the opening—by the Colonial Secretary-of this institution, which, though necessarily temporary in its aim and use, is calculated to have abidingly pleasant memories among those for whom it is designed. One of the features of a London summer in these times is just now getting into full swing, and that is the provision of music in the various public gardens and parks. In regard to tha royal parks, there are enough military bands and to spare for musical provision for them all; and the London County Council has organised an excellent band on its own account, from which contingents are drawn to discourse sweet music under its control. If it be true, as the poet has alleged, that music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, the influence of this effort should be great; and, in any case, there can be no doubt as to its providing innocent and healthy amusement for many thousands. There was a time, and not so very remote from our own, when practically no provision was made for the honest entertainment of the working classes; but, as far as the metropolis is con- cerned, that period has happily passed away, and the moral effect of the present endeavour assuredly makes for good. There is some talk of reviving the now dor- mant Thames penny steamboat service during the Coronation period; but so many and such bitter disappointments have been the lot of the public, in this respect, that the prudent will wait and see before indulging any fond expec- tation too far. Various causes have' been assigned for the non-success of a constant and cheap service on London's silent highway but none of them have ever seemed particularly convincing to those who know what has been done on the Clyde at Glasgow, on the Seine in Paris, and on the Hudson m New York. It has ever been a humiliation to the Londoner when he has enjoyed the cheap and constant steamboat services in either or all of these great cities to remember that in his own home, and thfit the greatest city in the world, no such enterprise is to be enjoyed. So melancholy and miserable a state of things ought not always to continue, but it is one which will never be removed by spasmodic efforts. A here-to-day-and-gone-to-morrow service is, indeed, worse than useless, for :whilebeing fore- doomed to failure, because it disappoints that portion of the public which ever learns of its existence, it places obstacles in the way of any more tangible and permanent institution being established. Many a Londoner is to be'seen at Cambridge during what has long^ been known as the May week," but which might nowadays more ap- propriately be termed the May fortnight," though, as is the case during the present year, it is held in June. A number of these are parents and friends of undergraduates, while others are old collegians desirous of renewing acquaintance with their Alma Mater. Unfor- tunately for the full success of this year's fes- tivities, the four evenings devoted to the famous" bumping" races were marred by rain to a degree unknown for many previous years. But it requires more than heavy showers to thoroughly damp the spirits of the under- graduate and the vigour and enthusiasm.with which he runs along the towpath and cheers his college eight as the crew gamely struggles for victory, should be hoped to be emblematic of the manner in which he will face the more serious problems of life. R.
I THE CORONATION. I PROCESSION IN THE ABBEY. I FULL OFFICIAL DETAILS. I The Earl Marshal of England has officially pro- mulgated the following full programme of the r, --? Coronation procession in Westminster Abbey on the 26th inst.: I THE PROCEEDING I 'FEOM THE WEST DOOR OF THE ABBEY INTO THE CHOrs. Chaplains in Ordinary. Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal. Rev. Canon Hervey. The Dean, of Windsor. Tha Prebeadaries of Westminster. Dean of Westminster. Pursuivants. Officers of the Orders of Knighthood. Heralds. Comptroller of the Household. Treasurer of the Household* The Standard of Ireland, '1'he Standard of Scotland, borne by borne by The Right Hon. 0 Conor Don. Henry Scrymgeour Wedder- burn, Esq., Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland. The Standard Bearer of England, borne by F. S. Dymoke, Esq. The Union Standard, borne by The Duke of Wellington; his Coronet carried by a Page. The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. The Keeper of the Crown Jewels, bearing on a cushion the two Ruby Rings and the Sword for the Offering, The Four Knights of the Order of the Garter appointed to hold the Crown for the King's Anointing their Coronets carried by Pages. The Lord Chamberlain of the The Lord Steward of tha Household Household; his Coronet carried by his Coronet carried by a Page. a Page. The Lord Privy Seal; The Lord President of the his Coronet carried by Council; a Page. his Coronet carried by a Page. The Lord Chancellor of Ireland, attended by his Purse-bearer; his Coronet carried by a Page. The Lord Archbishop of York, attended by a Gentleman. The Lord High Chancellor, attended by his Purse-bearer; his Coronet carried by a Page. The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, attended by two Gentlemen. THE QUEEN'S REGAIIA. The Ivory Rod with The Lord Cham- The Sceptre with the Dove, borne by berlain of Her the Cross, borne the Earl of Majesty's House- by Lord Harris Gosford; his hold his Coronet his Coronet Coronet carried by carried by a Page. carried by a Pags. n Page. Two Sergeants-at- Her Majesty's Two Sergeanta-at- Arius. Crown, borne by Arraa. the Duke of Rox- burghe his Coronet carried by a Page. THE QUEEN ?! The Bishop in her Royal The Bishop S E of Robes, Her of •5 Oxford. Majesty's Train Norwich Q ■g borne by the g £ Duchess of Buc- £ 2 cleuch, Mistress 2 g of the Robes, § C assisted by P g Hon. Robert Palmer. I Marquis of Stafford. g. O Lord Claud Nigel Hamilton. Earl of Macclesfield. >. lIon. Edward Lascelles. Hon. Arthur Anson. S •r? and Two Pages of Honour. g W H. E. Testing, Esq. J. N. Bigge, Esq. The Coronet of the Mistress of the Robes carried by a Page. Ladies of the Bedchamber in Waiting, namely Countess of Gosford. Countess of Antrim. LadySuffield. Countess of Lytton. Maids of Honour, namely Hon. Svlaia Edwards. Hon. Mary Dyke. Hon. Violet Vivian. Hon. Dorothy Vivian. Women of the Bedchamber, namely; Lady Emily Kingscote. Hon- Mrs. Charles Hardinga Lady Alice Stanley. Hon- Charlotte Knollys. THE Kora's REGALIA. St. Edward's Staff, The Sceptre with the Cross, borne by the borne by the Earl Carrington; Duke of Argyll, his Coronet carried by a Pago. Hereditary Master of his Majesty's Household in Scotland his CoroTict carried by a Page. A Golden Spur, A Golden Spur, borne by the borne by the Earl of Loudoun; Lord Grey de Huthyn; his Coronet carried by a Page his Coronet carried by a Page. The Third Sword, Curtana, The Second Sword, borne by the borne by the borne by the Viscount Wolseley; Duke of Grafton; Earl Roberts; his Coronet carried his Coronet carried his Coronet carried by a Page. by a Page. by a Page. Norry King Ulster King of Lyon King of Clareneeux of Arms, in his Arms in his Arms in his King of Arms, Tabard and Tabard and Tabard and in his Tabard Collar, and Collar, carry- Collar, carry- and Collar,and Crown in his ing his Crown ing his Crown Crown in his hand. and Sceptre. and Sceptre. hand. The Lord Mayor of Deputy Garter Gentleman Usher London in his King of Arms, in of the Hobe, Collar, and his Tabard and Black Rod. Jewel bearing the Collar, carrying his City Mace. Crown and Sceptre. The Lord Great Chamberlain of England; his Coronet carried by a Page. The High Constable of Ireland, The High Constable of Scot" the Duke of Abereorn land, his Coronet carried by a Page. The Earl of Erroll; his Coronet carried by a Page. The Lord High Steward of The Lord High Steward of Ireland, Scotland, The Earl of Shrewsbury The Earl of Crawford as with his White Staff; Deputy to his Royal High- his Coronet carried by a Page, ness the Duke of Rothesay (the Prince of Wales); his Coronet carried by a Page. The Earl Marshal The Sword of State, The Lord High of England, borne by the Constable of the Duke of Nor- Marquis of England, folk, with his Londonderry the Duke of Fife, Baton, his Coronet carried with his Staff, attended by two by a Page. attended by two Pages. Pages. The Sceptre with St. Edward's The Orb, the Dove, Crown, borne'\>y borne by the borne by the the Duke of Duke of Somerset; Earl of Lucan; Marlborough, Lord his Coronet carried his Coronet carried High Steward, by a Page. by a Page. attended by two Pages. The Patina, The Bible, The Chalice, borne by the Bishop borne by the Bishop borne by theBishop of Ely. of London. of Winchester. THE KING The Bishop in his Royal crimson The Bishop 4 C of Robe of State, of Bath and wearing the Collar Durham; £ !o Wells. of the Garter, 2^3 1 o on His Head the Cap C1 -g'Ss of State, s ,3 3 His Majesty's Train 8,5" ss £ a S borne by f? 2- § S-3H Earl of Portarlington Marquis Conyngham, o 2 » Droke of Leinster, Earl of Caledon, O = 3 § ,1 Lord Vernon, Lord Somers. í5 5- CD xi "5 and two Pages of Honour, e tj 3 Viscount Torrington, Hon. V. A. Spencer, egg iH assisted by § V Lord Suffield, the Master of the Robes; g; his Coronet carried by his Page; CD and followed by the Groom of the Robes. 4 Admiral Sir The Duke of General Michael Cuime- Portland, Lord Chelmsford, Seymour, Master of the Gold Stick-in- Vice-Admiral of the Horse his Waiting his United Kingdom. Coronet carried by Coronet carried by a Page. a Page. The Duke of Buccleuch, Captain-General of the Royal Archer Guard of Scotland, and Gold Stick of Scotland his Coronet carried by a Page. Earl Waldegrave, Lord Helper, Captain of the Yeomen Captain of Hon. Corps of of the Guard Gentlemen-at-Arms his Coronet carried by a Page. his Coronet carried by a Page. The Lords-in-Waiting. Sir Francis Knollys, General the Right Hon. Private Secretary to the King. Sir D. M. Probyn, Keeper of His Majesty's Privy Purse. Major-General Sir Arthur Ellis, Comptroller Lord Chamberlain's Department. Colonel R. Ellison, Colonel R. Hennell, D.S.O., Ensign of the Yeoman of the Lieutenant of the Yeomen of Guard, the Guard. Captain Houston Major E. H. Elliot, Major Hon. P. French, Clerk of the Cheque Colborne, Col. F. B. de Sales to the Yeomen of Lieut.-Colonel C. D. La Terriere, the Guard. Patterson, Exons of the Exons of the Yeomen of the Yeomen of the Guard. „ Guard. Twenty Yeomen of the Guard.
I CONCERNING CORMORANTS. ( With respect to the war being waged against cormorants in Scotland, a correspondent writes to the "Scotsman "When a boy I had tame gulls and other birds, and among the rest a cormorant, and I can assure your readers that its eating powers were fabulous. No one would believe what a quantity of fish that bird con- sumed unless they saw it; and if you multiply that by thousands, you can form an idea what a destruction takes place among the young and immature fish round our shores. It is painful to destroy birds, but we should1 protect the harvest of the sea as well as the land.
In connection with the Czar's well-known en- thusiasm for collecting pictorial post-cards a pretty story is told. On the occasion of his last birthday a little English girl sent Nicholas II. a picture post-card, wishing his Majesty many happy returns of the. day, at the same time ask- ing him to be so kind and gracious as to send her a Russian card in return. The Czar was de- lighted, and promptly dispatched a very beau- tiful post-card to his juvenile correspondent, bearing his autograph as well M that of the Czarina.
WITH A MISSION LADY. I A GOOD WORK IN LONDON. I A leading member of the South London Wes- leyan Mission at Rodney-road Chapel, Walworth, Mrs. John Hunt, Clifton Villa, 22, Beresford- street, London, S.E., lately told the "South Lon- don Press" a story not connected with her social and religious work, but one which appeals to all A Lady Missionary in the Slums. I who know the Mission with which Mrs. Hunt has for twelve years been identified. "About four years ago," said Mrs. Hunt, "my health broke down, and it was only when I had been persuaded to use Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people that I got well. I had a diseased heart, but what is called floating kidney' was, no doubt, the prime cause of my illness. I suf- fered much from shortness of breath when hurry- ing about the house or walking out. So weak was my heart that fainting fits frequently over- came me. Many a time I thought I was dying. I was told that the only cure was an operation on the kidney, but the doctor was afraid to operate, on account of my heart. I went on from bad to worse. I could not sleep at night, and suffered such terrible pains all down my left side that I feared a stroke of paralysis. The first gleam of hope appeared when I bought a box of Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people. Their effect was almost incredible. I felt better immediately. I feel a different person altogether, and am better in every way. The Mission Workers all notice the great change for the bet- ter. At times I feel the pains slightly in my side but a dose of the pills always gives relief. My breathing is also much better, and I have recovered my appetite. I ascribe my improve- ment solely to Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people, for since I started taking them I have had no other medicine. They have cured what the doctor said could only be cured by an operation." Mrs. Hunt is not the first to be saved from the ordeal of a surgical operation by Dr. Wil- liams' pink pills, which, by improving the blood supply, enable Nature herself to effect the most wonderful cures. This is how diseases thought incurable, such as Bright's disease of the kid- neys, consumption, paralysis, locomotor ataxy, and fits, are cured by them; and naturally smaller ailments like rheumatism, anaemia, hysteria and ladies' troubles, sciatica, St. Vitus' dance, and skin eruptions, are still more easily cured by Dr. Williams' pink pills. Dr. Wil- liams' medicine company, Holborn-viaduct, Lon- don, will send the genuine pills post free for two and ninepence, but they can be also obtained wherever medicine is sold. Take care to see the name of Dr. Williams on the wrapper, and avoid substitutes, which are useless and sometimes dangerous,
AHREST OF COLONEL LYNCH. I Colonel Lynch, who was elected M.P. for Gal- way City in November, but has not yet taken his seat, was tracked down on Wednesday morning by Detective-sergeant Fitzgerald at Newhaven on the arrival of the early morning boat there from Dieppe. The member for Galway, who was ac- companied by his wife and sister-in-law, was allowed to travel to Victoria before being actually arrested. Detective sergeant Fitzgerald, the Scotland-yard officer stationed at Newhaven, was waiting for the Channel boat, and he immediately recognised Colonel Lynch as he and his wife left the vessel. The officer followed them to the station, and travelled up to town in the same com- partment. On arriving at Victoria the officer quietly took his prisoner into custody, and conveyed him to Bow-street Police-station. It will be remembered that Colonel" Arthur Lynch was elected as the Nationalist representa- tive for Galway City on November 21 last year, defeating the Right Hon. H. C. Plunkett (Unionist) by 1247 votes to 473. His candidature aroused j much comment in political circles on account of his having, as was alleged, fought on the B-oer side against the British forces in South Africa, and the re-assembly of Parliament on January 16 was looked forward to with greater degree of interest on the point as to whether the Member for Galway would present himself at the House for the purpose of taking the Oath. The elected for Galway, the ex-" Colonel" of the Boer army and the well-known journalist, was duly placed in the dock at Bow-street Police-court on Wednesday morning, before Sir Albert de Rutzen, to answer a charge of having committed the crime of high treason. Immediately Inspector John Walsh came forward to give evidence of the arrest which took place at Victoria, as above stated. He was charged with the crime of high treason at Scotland-yard, and simply replied, Very well." On being further charged at Bow- street, to where he was taken, he kept silence on the warrant being read over. A remand until Saturday was ordered.
TWO LADIES DROWNED. Two lady visitors from Leicester were drowned at Sheringham on Tuesday morning, under very sad circumstances. Mrs. A. Bradley Hughes, wife of Mr. A. B. Hughes, of the firm of Hughes and Co., hosiers, Leicester, and Miss Cole, her cousin, were on the beach, watching the incoming tide, then almost at its full. With them was the three year-old daughter of Mrs. Hughes, and it appears that a wave caught the child and carried it into the surf. Both ladies went to the rescue, but were themselves swept off their feet. A nurse on the parade gave the alarm, and a weather- beaten fisherman, nearly seventy years of age, who acts as parade inspector, gallantly plunged into the sea, and with great difficulty succeeded in saving the little giri, who was brought back to consciousness. Nothing could be seen of the two ladies, but later in the day one body was recovered.
A COLLEGE DESTROYED. I A serious fire broke out on Tuesday at Queens* wood College, neur Broughton, Hampshire. The fire alarm was first given at four o'clock, and the building was eventually burnt to the ground. Mr. Chas. Wilmore, formerly headmaster of the col- lege, was burned to death. Deceased was about SOyears of age. The school had long since closed, but Mr. Wilmore continued to reside there. The late Professor Fawcett was educated at the col- lege under Tyndall and Frankland.
With unsecured debts E21,826 16s. 4d. and no assets, Hon. H. P. C. Hope, commonly known as Lord Francis Hope, brother of the Duke of New- castle, told his creditors on Monday, in offering 10s. in the pound, that the question for them was 10s. or nothing. He only required further time to procure the money. The meeting was adjourned to July 28. The new Victorian Ministry is composed as fol- lows Mr. Irvine, Premier and Attorney-General; Mr. Shiels, Treasurer; Mr.Davies, Solicitor-Gene- ral Mr. Bent, Minister of Railways; Mr. Reid, Minister of Education and Health; Mr. Taverner, Minister of Public Works and Agriculture; Mr. McKenzie, President of Board of Lands; Mr. Cameron, Minister of Mines; Mr. Murray, Chief Secretary and Minister of Labour. Messrs Mc- Leod, Kirtoa, Pitt, and Sachse hold honorary port- folios.
THANKSGIVING. ICING AND QUEEN AT ST. PAUL'S. BRILLIANT SCENE. The King and Queen, with the Prince and Princess of Wales and other members of the Royal family, attended a solemn service of thanks- giving for peace at St. Paul's Cathedral, in London, on Sunday morning. The Royal progress from Buckingham Palace to the cathedral was a memorable sight. London poured itself into the streets and cheered their Majesties long and heartily. THE ROYAL PROGRESS. The crowds required little managing, and there was an entire absence of rowdyism. Barriers had been put up in Lud gate-circus and the side streets leading to Ludgate-hill and St. Paul's Churchyard, and these, with a large force of mounted and unmounted police, proved sufficient to keep the route free for carriages and to prevent the people from overcrowding and injuring them- selves. As early as two o'clock in the morning men and women took up their places outside the Cathedral, and by four o'clock there was quite a crowd. Two of the men had journeyed from Macclesfield, and sat up all night, determined to participate in the service. A cluster of nurses from Bartholomew's Hospital were among the earliest arrivals. When the doors were opened the unreserved seats of the Cathedral were quickly filled, and ithe authorities had to borrow a custom of the theatre and put outside the entrances large notices stating Church Full." It was a beautiful morning, with the sun shining warmly, while in the trees the birds twittered joyously. Later the weather became duller, and a cold wind blew. A large number of persons assembled outside Buckingham Palace, and the whole route, especially Trafalgar-square, the Strand, and Fleet-street, was lined with loyal sub- jects, while every window was occupied. Many of the houses were decorated, and welcomes to their Majesties and to Peace were displayed. There was much to see. From nine o'clock a constant stream of carriages rolled from the West to the East, bearing members of the Royal family, of the Cabinet, and of the Royal household, generals and officers in full uniform, and many distinguished peers and civilians. Now and then detachments of the Foot and Horse Guards and of the Royal Fusiliers were cheered as they marched to the cathedral. The Prince of Wales, in his colonel's uniform of the historic City regiment, the Royal Fusiliers, drove in an open carriage with the Princess of Wales from York House, attended by Ladies and Gentlemen of the Household. They had a great reception from the populace. Outside Buckingham Palace the way was kept by a special force of constables wearing the Jubilee medal. A cheer broke from the waiting people as the Royal carriage, drawn by four horses with postil- lions in scarlet coats, drew up in front of the palace. At a few minutes past ten their Majesties drove away. The King wore the blue frock-coat and plumed hat of a field-marshal, and smiled at his enthusiastic reception. The Queen was dressed in mauve and lace, and was accompanied by Princess Victoria. There was no military escort. A posse of mounted police and a couple of grooms in scarlet livery preceded the Royal carriage, and following were two mounted equerries, General Sir Stanley Clarke and Colonel Davidson. All hats were raised as the King and Queen passed, and along the Strand, where the crowds were dense, the utmost enthusiasm was shown. CITY SWORD AT TEMPLE BAR. I At Temple Bar a ceremony reminiscent of the historic rights and privileges of the City of London was performed. Here, at the farthest western boun- dary of his dominion, the Lord Mayor waited in State robes, accompanied by the two Sheriffs, the City Marshal, the City Remembrancer, the Mace Bearer, the Sword Bearer, and other brilliantly uniformed Corporation officers. The Royal carriage stopped, and Sir Joseph Dimsdale, bareheaded and bowing low, tendered the hilt of the City Sword to the King, saying, I surrender to your Majesty the sword of the City, and in the name of your loyal subjects the citizens of London bid you welcome." The King touched the sword, saluted, and said, "Thank you very much." The plaudits of the assembled thousands rang clear. The progress along Fleet-street and up Ludgate- hill was a great triumph of popular loyalty. To avoid the steps an inclined plane had been built up to the main western entrance of the cathedral, and under a canopy their Majesties passed to the service, the joy-bells ringing out from all the City churches. IN THE CATHEDRAL. In the great Cathedral for which Wren drew his inspiration from ancient Rome, the King and the Royal House, the King's Ministers, the Lords and Commons, the heads of the great services, all who stand at this time for the power and pride of England, humbled themselves in gratitude for peace and victory. Military music sounding through the temple, many sat and watched the scene compose itself men who administer the nation's destinies, and the representatives of foreign Powers crowding in, entering gravely, passing to their places under the dome or in the choir; and as one remembered history, the sense of proud relief was poignant. Under the dim cross-lights of the dome, and in so close a throng, some strong face here and there alone could be discerned. Peers of the realm on the north side, Commons on the south, with the headquarters staff of the Army and borough councillors behind them, were thrust back in dark masses almost to the transepts by the reservation of a wide upholstered space of pavement for Royal worshippers and their attendants. On an occasion of semi-State no great brilliance of uniforms assisted the eye, and the summer toilettes of ladies gave the hollow square its only lighter patches. This obscurity of the picture, belittling individuals, was proper to the place and time. All bustle had almost ceased when the ccngre- gation rose at the entrance of the Duke of Cam- bridge, the Princess Christian, and the Duke and Duchess of Argyll. At a short interval came the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, with Prince Arthur and the Princesses Margaret and- Victoria, Prince and Princess Charles of Den- mark, Princess Victoria, Princess Henry of Battenberg, Princess Ena, the Duke of Teck. The red chairs in the central space filled rapidly. The echoes of a "Thanksgiving March," mag- nificently played by the Grenadiers' band, had died on the air a stillness fell upon the great Cathedral, full from door to door. The King and Queen had come. At the west door the Bishop and his clergy, the Dean and Chapter, were making their homage. The splendid crash of the processional hymn broke a moment later upon the silence, trumpet notes and voices pealing up the nave. 'ule singers reached the steps of the choir, end a nervous breathing of the military drums began to punctuate the strong, triumphant lines. Their Majesties, preceded by the Lord Mayor bearing his pearl sword, came to the two thrones that were set amid the central space. They stood for a moment while the Bishop and the venerable Dean made obeisance, received the Lord Mayor's sword upon a table placed before them and so knelt at their faldstools. The, Prince and Princess of Wales, coming after them, took place upon their right a little apart. The "Amen" sounded as they did so. The Princess had on a robe of very light-blue crepon. Blue staff uniforms were the wear of the Royal Dukes; on such an occasion only the guard of honour is in full dress. The other Princesses wore summer costumes. THE "TE DEUM." I The chosen Psalms were sung, "Benedic, anima mea," and "Levavi oculos," and the Canon in Residence was reading the lesson: "Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering: "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." Then, all standing, we heard the late Sir Arthur Sullivan's "Te Deum." For this occasion it was adapted, when peace looked as near to the composer as death did. Death came first, for him and for others. Devotional in the quiet opening, with a martial motive continually restrained, the "Te Deum" quickened for one glad moment with a leaping psean of trumpets and boys' voices in clear unison. The supplication, "0 Lord, save thy people," followed with an effect of deep humility; and so the theme gravely marched to a large finale. But its martial motive was developed by the instruments alone when they declaimed the familiar strain of "Onward, Christian Soldiers," the choir rang out against them still. THE PRAYER AND SERMON. The Bishop of Stepney said the collect for the day and the prayers of general thanksgiving but more affecting was the hymn that followed, "0 God, our help in ages past." For in the grand old tune of "St. Ann's" the congregation joined their multidunious voices. The Bishop of London preached. His text was the simple words, "The Blessing of Peace" (Ps. xxix., 10). He recalled the dark days of two years ago, as they were encountered, "with firm lips, dry eyes, and a pregnant silence that aston- ished the world." Who could forget them? Who could forget the love of brave Englishwomen, saying nothing, who crept daily to the War Office? Who could forget how many died? Peace, he said, was a blessing to our King and Queen, for without it something would have been wanting to the happiness of the Coronation it was a blessng to the Empire which war had welded, building up the character of its peoples to our gallant foes, with whom we appealed to the God of Judgment, and whom we gladly wel- come now as fellow-subjects. It was a blessing to all our brave soldiers. So, in a noble exaltation of spirit, the great congregation came to sing the final hymn, "Now thank we all our God," and after it the National Anthem. The blessing was pronounced; the memorable scene dissolved. When the service was over and their Majesties came to their carriages a great shout went up. A few Colonial soldiers, in war-stained khaki, lined up and saluted. The crowds had thickened during the morning, and the scene of enthusiasm as the Royal procession passed down New Bridge- street and along the Thames Embankment has hardly been excelled. The King and Queen reached Buckingham Palace shortly after noon. MILITARY SERVICE AT PRETORIA. A great religious service of thanksgiving for peace was held by the military at Pretoria on Sunday morning. Lord Kitchener and his staff, many generals, and Lady Methuen, as well as 5,000 troops, were present. Ten bands led the singing, and there was an enormous concourse of civilians, estimated at 20,000. The Archbishop of Cape Town preached. He said the Lord had given them that day peace. The soldiers had done their duty nobly and bravely in the field, a great effort for which they were thankful. They must do their duty to the '^nd God had given them. The King would wel- come the troops home. He considered the peace the greatest jewel in the crown, of his Corona- tion. I All must follow the path of duty so that they might indeed be one people in God. Lord Kitchener distributed decorations pre- vious to the service and at the close called for cheers for the King, which were given with im- mense enthusiasm, and followed by cheers for Lord Kitchener. The ceremony was most impressive and of his- torical importance in the records of the Trans- vaal. One officer and forty men from each corps in the field were nresent. SERVICES ELSEWHERE. Thanksgiving services were held on Sunday in acknowledgment of the blessings of Peace in churches of every denomination all through the British Empire, in many cases the local autho- rities attending officially.
CAMBRIDGE TRIPOS. The Cambridge Mathematical Tripos were issued on Tuesday. The Senior Wrangler is Mr. E. Cunningham, who is a London County Council intermediate scholar and a foundation scholar at St. John's College. Next in order of merit are Mr. F. Slater, of Burton-on-Trent, and Mr. H. A. Webb, of Bath. Miss A. E. Bennett, of Watford, is bracketed equal to the thirteenth wrangler. Honorary degrees were conferred in the Senate House on Mr. Whitelaw Reid, the American Special Envoy to the Coronation, the Maharaja of Gwalior, the Maharaja of Kolhapur, the Duke of Argyll, Viscount Hayashi, the Japanese Ambassador, Sir J. W. Ridgeway, Governor of Ceylon, Sir A. Hime, Prime Minister of Natal, Sir H. H. John- ston, and others. MI
ROYAL COUNTIES SHOW. The annual Show of the Royal Counties Agri- cuitural Society was on Tuesday opened at Reading in beautiful weather. The entry of stock was the largest with one exception in the annals of the society, and some of the best-bred animals in the country were sent. Machinery and implements were also very largely shown. Mr. Henderson, M.P., was first in the filly class. In the Agricultural Classes, for the silver medal given by the Shire Horse Society, the winner was a brown mare foaled in 1897, and belongs to Messrs. Thompson, of Leicester. The same ex- hibiters also took the piece of plate given by the King for the best cart stallion or colt in the Agri- cultural Classes. Lady Wantage exhibited some splendid animals in these classes. Taken collec- tively, the shorthorns were equal to those which used to be shown some years ago, except in the Class for Three-year-Olds. The King's Royal Duke took the first prize in the Old Bull Class. Mr. J. Deane Willis, of Codford, Wilts, showed C.I.V. in the Two-year-Old Bull Class, and was placed first. Mr. C. F. King's Lord Bruce, which was first at the Royal Dublin Society's Show, was second. Mr. Deane Willis was also first in the Yearling Class and Mr. Henderson, M.P., second. The King sent a young animal, which was highly commended, as also was a bull sent by Sir W. H. Willis. The cows were good all round. Mr. Henderson, M.P., was first in the Class for Cows in milk or in calf. The King headed the list in the Two-year- Old Class, with a very promising heifer. The year- lings were very handsome, and Mr. Deane Willis just managed to defeat the King's exhibit. The animals were then paraded for the champion- ships. After some consideration the judges awarded the pieces of Plate, given by the King, to Mr. T. Deane Willis's C.I.V. The King showed in three of the Hereford Classes, and was first in Class 84, very highly commended in Class 85, and second in Class 88. The Channel Island cattle were very largely shown, and, in some cases, the judges had a difficult task. The Champion prize, offered by the Local Committee for the best animal in the Jersey Classes, was, after a keen .competition, secured by Mr. A. Pocock, of Calne. The Sheep Classes were, as usual, well filled. Mr. Flower, of Salisbury, took the Champion prize in the Hampshire Down Classes.
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For a number of years a distinguished French physician, Dr. Berillon, has been making ob- servations pertaining to the habit of finger-nail biting. The facts which he has gathered show that the habit is a result of a diseased nervoua system. He examined the pupils in a number of schools. The habit is much more prevalent among girls than among boys. In some schools 50 per cent. of the girl pupils had con- tracted the habit. It was noted that the nail- biters were the poorest students. The habit pre- vails most frequently between the ages of twelve and fourteen. A humorous illustration of the fatuousness of parochial litigation comes from Norway. A widow in poor circumstances, being in want of relief, became chargeable to the rates, and there- upon the city of Christiania went to law with a neighbouring commune concerning the question of its liability to contribute. The case was car- ried from one court to another, and after much legal wrangling, and hundreds of pounds being wasted in costs, a final decision was recently ar- rived at. When it occurred to those concerned to make inquiry for the poor old lady who had been the occasion of all the litigation, it was found that she had been dead and buried for years! The latest invention in the domain of ceramics, the "British Clayworker" is authoritatively in- formed, is the manufacture of violins and man- dolins from porcelain. A well-known manu- facturer of the Messein ocarinas and porcelain organs has invented a process for the manufacture of violins and mandoli-nes from clay. Some violins have already been com- pleted, and the inventor has applied for letters patent for the same in different countries. Under this process the violins are cast, and every violin is guaranteed a success and to be excellent for producing music. The latter quality constitutes precisely the chief value of this invention. The porcelain body, it is claimed, is better able to produce sound than a wooden one, since it co-operates in the production of sound, making the notes soft and full.