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Edmonton had gala day

The following article is from:
Daily Standard September 2, 1905, p. 1


City Did Itself Grand on the Occasion of the Inauguration Ceremonies of the West.


Edmonton, Sept. 1--The Formal inauguration of Alberta took place at 12 o'clock today. Before that the Mounted Police, to the number of 200, under Commissioner Perry gave a magnificent exhibition drill. They were marched past the Governor at a walk, trot, canter and gallop. They presented a fine appearance, and were cheered to the echo.

The Commissioner of police then read Governor Bulyea's commission; and the other office was administered by Mr. McGee, clerk of the privy council. A salute of 21 guns then fired. An address was read to the Governor General by Mayor Mackenzie and responded to very happily by His Excellency. An address was read to Mr. Bulyea, and replied to by the new Lieutenant Governor, who made an excellent impression by his earnestness and eloquence.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier then addressed the people, and was well received. He was followed by Hon. Wm. Paterson and Sir Gilbert Parker.

It is estimated that 15,000 people are present. Sir Wilfrid addressed the French people in that language. The beautiful weather continues, and the celebration is assured of unequalled success.