Last Sunday the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Princess
Patricia reached Livingstone, the capital of Northern Rhodesia, having visited the Victoria Falls on the way. Only four years ago Livingstone consisted, as the Times corre- spondent says, of two brick houses and some native huts. Now it is a growing town with good official buildings, excellent roads, electric light, a hospital, a weekly newspaper, and the foundations of a Cathedral church. On Monday there was a review of the Barotse Police, and the Duke received the Barotse Chief Lewanika, who came to Government House driving in a mule-carriage and wearing a gold-laced frockcoat and cap and a Court sword. Lewanika brought presents of a blue monkey and a grey kaross, and spoke of the deep sorrow of his people at the death of King Edward. On Thursday the Duke reached Salisbury, the capital of Southern Rhodesia. He appears to be carrying out his duties with perfect tact and geniality, and one cannot read of such experiences as he has had in Rhodesia without feeling what a vast con- venience the Monarchical principle is in appealing to the minds of native races.