19 MARCH 1904, Page 3

We deeply regret to record the death of the Duke

of Cambridge, which took place at Gloucester House on Thursday morning. Had the Duke lived till March 26th he would have completed his eighty-fifth year. Though it would be using the language of flattery to say that the Duke was a great Commander-in-Chief, be certainly strove his best to serve the nation when he was at the Horse Guards. Though possessed neither of the instinct for command nor of high ad- ministrative qualities, he became through sheer hard work and devotion to cluty a master of military detail. The King and the Royal Family will receive the whole-hearted sympathy of the nation in the loss of so intimate a, member of their home circle.