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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta OCTOGENARIAN IS > ST1LLBUSY MAN Robt. McLaughlin, Founder of Big Business at Oshawa, at Desk Daily. Sideli^vk cnMeiv and Vqmm m.ihfe Public A MAN WITHOUT 'SIDE' His Hobby Has Been to Paint Pictures as Rest and Relaxation. r.y WILLIAM* LEWIS EDMONDS. f-g^UEHK nrc comparatively few I whom nature permits to en-tcr the octogenarian period of lilt? Ami Therf are fewer still who, : f:i".' entering it. are able to maintain a life of business activity. i!r. Robert McLaughlin of Oshawa is one of the rare exceptions. He qualified" for the octogenarian class several years ago. But his habits are those of the middle-aped man of business, rather than those of the men of his years. True, he is not lied up as closely to business as was his wont in the yt;u's pone by. lie lias two niddle-aged sons to "whose shoulders the burden of responsibil-ty has been transferred. But that does not prevent him from being daily on deck, alert in body and mind as he dally wends his way through the big McLaughlin and Chevrolet plants, each of which occupies a block. "  Mr. -JiIeLaughlinVwas born on a farm,' pjt when a boy visions of a ^business career began to loom up in his mind. The particular branch of business to which his mind was inclined -was carriage, building-, and one day he began the erection of a rude workshop on a corner of bis father's farm to which he repaired at* night to master the art of carriage build-njr. Although he was without practical experiendp In making carriages, lie had during the years he had assisted in clearing' his father's farm acquired a great, deal of information regarding: the relative merits of different kinds of Tvood. Parenthetically, it may be remarked that he is to-day ��ne of the best authorities . n Canada regarding the qualities of j various woods. vSo keen is .his interest in this respect that he still keeps a watchful eye on the kind of wood that is heins purchased for the mak-nir of the McLaughlin and Chevro-iCt cars. Another quality that stood him in pood stead in his initial at-empts at carriage building was Lt�e artistic temperament that he possessed. This was a valuable adjunct n both the designing of bodies of the carriages ho built and the color effects he produced when they were ready -.or the paint brush. V Th* sceae of this initial venture was ^nnlskifierr, Durham county. .*fid in tlm3 Uobert McLaughlin7he-pan to ^acquire local fame by carry-in? off prizes at county fairs. That definitely launched him on his career as a carnage builder. Ennisktl-len becoming too circumscribed for i' e expansion of 'his ambition. Mr. McLaughlin finally removed to rishawa This was forty years ago. The little red brick building which he secured as a workshop on the main street of the town, while a 'one-horse" affair compared with the -.McLaughlin plants of to-day, with'theH thousand op more of employes, was a great advance on the crude shop in which he.made bis initial effort as a 'Carriage builder. \ Lives Simple Life WHEN* Mr. McLaughlin hung out his sign over his modest little building ii� Oshawa he coined a motto which has. from that day to this served as the underlying principle of his firm. It was: "One grade only and that the best." In time tfle McLaughlin Carriage Company became the largest of its kind in the Dominion, 'and. although it now no longer exists as a going concern, having sold out the carriage branch a few years' ago. to the syndicate which now largely controls the industry in Canada, yet in "the McLaughlin Motor Car Company and the Chevrolet Company its existence has to ail intents .and purpose* been maintained, with Its foundeT still an active participant in the business. In the modern acceptance oC the term ..Mr. McLaughlin has no pastimes. He lias, however, always had one form .of recreation, which, for a man daily engaged in business, is unique. He paint's pictures. Even in the days when his responsibilities as a manufacturer were, greater than Ihca- are to-day he kept an easel and canvas fitted up in his private office, to which, when the pressure of business became e'er exacting, he would turn, and with paVk-tte in one hand and brush in the other, workaway, usually at n piece of landscape, until his mind found relief. Then back' again to his desk ho would swing Ms chair ttnd resume ihe dissecting of business problems. T,n this way Mr. McLaughlin has during hi*s long life painted many creditable pictures, most of which adorn the walls of the attractive little bungalow in which he lives on one of the main streets of Oshawa. Mr. McLaughlin is n man without 'any "side." He leads the simple, life, and. unlike most men who have reached the octogenarian stage . of life, takes a keen interest }n both business and In public affairs. Until the reciprocity eampaign of 1911 be was an out and out Liberal. Then he took off his cdht and did his level hrst to drive his party from office. JJnw be is classed as an independent Liberal. r*nt he keeps a watchful py� on what is going on at Ottawa, rid does not hesitate to express his opinion, whether it be raynr;>blr> or unfavorable. in repaid to" this or fh'-t line or 'action.' In f^ct. honest .ind intelligent, frankness Ins always been one o' Mr. McLaughlin's characteristics: Some years a�o Mr. McLaughlin oneunled the presidential chair of � the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, and for a vgreat many years was a member of the executive council, only recently retiring from the latter. Temperamentally, Mr. McLauchlin is serious. 5>nt his mnnner. Is plcas-, nnj;. and kindly- ami feu- men amnm* the' leading zranitfactu -ers of Canada are more highly respected. ALBERTA SPEAKER FOR FOUR TERMS Hon. C. W. Fisher Has Made Unique Record in Provincial Legislature. Admiral Benson of the American Navy HE'S A POWER IN WEST Rear-Admiral Benson challenged the. An Extremely Popular Man, ' Possessing Tact, Courtesy, and Good-Fellowship. By \V. C. A. MOPFATT. TO be Speaker in four successive Parliaments is a record nVl equalled heretofore i;i any Canadian Province. At this time, however, the distinction may be claimed by lion. C. W. Fisher, who at the last election in Alberta was returned 10 the House and subsequently installed �for ilie fourth lime on the "throne" beneath the Provincial coat of arms. The Hon. Mr. Fisher may make it his boast, too, that he is tile only member of Parliament who sat in the old territorial legislature and has sat continuously in the Alberta Assembly since it first assumed its entity. Of the members of the first Alberta Parliament there are now very few in harness at the Provincial caiptal, the Hon. C. W. Cross and the Hon. J. R. Boyle being the only two, besides the Spcake^ in the House |to-day who were desk-mates, following, the historic contest for the first Assembly in 1303. In Alberta Mr. Fisher is a prominent figure, and had he been appointed to a Senatorial seat when Upper Chamber honors xvere being distri- I , , , buted recentiy there would have been j TZlyW^ rep resent but little surprise manifested. In the recent Dominion election he played a .^DMIRAL WILLIAM S. BENSON', Uncle S'itil's Ciiief of Naval Operations, is a typ,c of the absolutely reliable American, good-looking, and with an air of complete efficiency. His i>ost corresponds to the one held in England by the First Hea Lord. Sixty-two years of uge, ho has, since he was seventeen, been at work 0:1 one task-to have tlfc American navy ready for war. His present responsibilities began ill 1915, Tllfi.v did not include then, ns (hey do now, complete personal control pt America's naval intelligence service, aeronautical developments, mining operations, and all tactical matters and preparation o:' plans for use in war. Admiral Benson is not given to epigrams. Ho seldom talks about himself, if his rules of official life could be reduced to a single sentence, they might lie covered best by the pluases, "Aiw.iyn prepared" and "There is no ixccllcncc Without great labor." He has won his spurs by nothing but sheer hard work. REDMOND A MAN OF FINE COURAGE Great Irish Leader Displayed Splendid Ability, Tenacity, and Grit. t AN IRISH GENTLEMAN T. P. 0"Connor Gives an Intimate Personal Estimate of His Parliamentary Leader. T day before Britain might of Germany. His early education was received in London, and it was when lie Iwd left bis books behind that lie hied himself to Canada. Here, on April 3. 1917. he married Helen Marjorle Powell, of' Ottawa, and. in course of time, went West. As a. merchant ho proved successful and at a bye-election in 1903 he elected to take a fl'.er at politic?. As a consequence Banff was represented that session in the Legislative Assembly of " northwest territories by a quiet, somewhat ur assuming young-chap by the name or Fisher. At the first general election in 1905 he was elected for the si;mc constituency, but ROGAN A HUMORIST ^�.VJOR MACKENZIE ROGAX, the famous conductor of the Coldstream Guards Band, has just corn* pleted fifty years' service in (he British army-fifty years of loyalty and unostentatious patriotism , during which time he h;'-3 served with the ropes in all parts of the world, devoting his life to upholding the tra-theji'itjons of the country and his famous band.1 He joined the army as a band-boy, and, an exceedingly talented musician, it is largely due to his ef- more on the throne. conspicuous part in the Unionist behalf, and it was expected that he would be the I.'nionist-Liberal chosen for his Province. Whether he preferred to "carry on" in his present capacity or whether there was some hitch in the arrangements, perhaps only Mr. Fisher and the po'wers-that-be at Ottawa know. Mr. Fisher has always served the Liberal interests well and in �is own constituency he has big political influence. He is known as one of the best men in the Alberta Legislature -taking in both sides-and it is doubtful if there is a section of the entire Province in which he is not known. For affability he is not to be excelled; and, while in his robes of office he is an unbending and just aboftt as chilly as an Arctic icicle! there is no more engaging personaiity w.ben the cares of office' are laid aside, with the three-cornered hat and the flowing robe. A regular martinet for Parliamentary.. etiquette is the Hon. Charles Fisher and, in spite of qjl the thrusts of a squelched compatriot, he will adhere, with the rigidity of a baseball umpire, to a decision, but it has yet to be charged, by even uti opponent, in cool blood, that partiality has been shown. For "Charlie" Fisher to harbor a grudge is something that 1 has y-et to be heard of, and for any- |;s m0re hated one to harbor a grudge against the 'much respect. Venomous attacks Cochrane member is something just |are made on him in some quarters; Torts that the Guards' haniSa are such four years later he went back on his,, ,em],tI combinations. His know-first love, conferring his political af- , , . .... . � , 'ledgo of musical instruments is both extensive and peculiar. The following story is one which Major Rbgan tells with rare gusto. A riding master taking- his usual morning stroll around the exercise ground saw a newly-joined recruit endeavoring to persuade his horse to jjump a fence. He watched him for some time, and eventually went up to 'him. "Lock here, my man,"*'he saidv "how do you expect JJiat hers* to go wbent, you. have only got one spur on?'' "^ell, sir," replied the recruit, Cochrane was ano of the new constituencies placed on the map at that time and difficulties that the new' member encountered, by reason of thi:S fact, may'be-tter be imagined than described. Another four years rolled by and Charlie Fisher again found himself in ji position to put the magic letters-M. P. P--behind his name. At tho first session of the first Legislature he was selected to fill the Speaker's chair and tho confidence reposed in him since then lie has since justified by his tact, courtesy and good-fellowship. At the open lot: of the first session of the second , , . , , . ... .,, - , � ... Legislature he wan again singled out 'sazing at his boots, If I can only for Sner>ker's honors and p.sain in {get one side of the horse to go, thft the third Legislature. Now the 0ther side is bounu to keep up with fourth Legislature- finds him one him! P,y T. P. O'CONNOR. HE County of Wexford has its own special and marked characteristics, due in 4bmo degree to the. long "period during which in the old days it was under the dominion of the Dane and the Saxon. Fiery, turbulent, courageous, stubborn-the scene of the most formidable attempts at rebellion nil througn its history, violently resisting Cromwell and massacred by Cromwell, victor in the battle of Vinegar Hill, the chief success of the Irish in the Rebellion of 179S-the Wexford man is yet almost mi-Irish in his apparent tranquillity of speech, in his slowness to display emotion, in his almost exaggerated British phlegm. Equally hard to start and equally hard to stop, Wexford is one of the? so to speak, uncertain factors in Irish counties, the ultimate attitude cf which it is impossible to forecast in troublotis times.  ^ John Redmond was almost the embodiment of . Wexford. For generations tiie Hedmond family have been figures in the life of Wexford. They were in the Rebellion of 179S; there is a statue to Redmond, the grandfather of Jchn, in the town of Wexford; it is in the tomb that for generations has contained the remains of the Redmonds that he is buried. Redmond belonged to the gentry of tho country, that class which had succeeded in retaining some of the relics of the property, which in the days of the Penal Laws was goner-ally stolen from the Catholic possessor. He retained all the characteristics at once of his county and of his class. The large aquiline nose, the impassive ^expression, the coolness under all circumstances, the self-restraint of speech as well as of manner.Hiie absence of all "characteristic Irish exuberance, in social in- - Frank A. Kolnh "Bitter Enders" in British Public Life Men Who an Determined Thai Germany Must Be Beaten to -Her Knees Before the War Can Come to an End. By ARTHT'R S. DRAPER. I S C O V X T XORTHCL1FFE owns a string of newspapers which give him cu influence in England which no other man pon-sesscs; in the British Isles he appears be tote the publ-:c/ much less high or low, .7unl:er'or Socialist, is a poisonous'creature, who must be isolated if not destroyed. His hatred ot the German is exceeded only by Count von Tirpitz's venom toward Englandi Jlr, Maxse is a mild-mannered, extremely courteous and hospitable English gentleman, with an extensive nowledge of .Germany, a large mies in England; probably no man and none receives as ;a|ul as uncommon. �in others ho is considered the great- Therjb is a scene, iet us say, on the |crt patriot in Urita'.n. Either an floor ot the House. Hearted person- [Englishman is a warm friend or an alities are exchanged. Members rise ,'on^my of Norlhciiffe. No man has in angry debate. Biting taunts._iire 'more energy; he performs a myriad H. hurled across the No Man's Land of the Legislature, and several honorable gentlemen vie with each other in ihods and ^measure the influence he [old army and the navy, is unafraj'd of IJritain, but in world. North- duties, but he is never in a muddle. I have s'ien him many times, heard him speak in public places, and have a frantic attempt to speak all at the [had an opportunity to. watch his me- j liberals' same time. Suddenly there is a hush. The Hon. {exerts, not only in Charles Fisher has arisen. The gavel, jma'ny parts of tin-' too, has risen and fallen, once, twice, 'elilfe is a hard fighter, who uses a three times, perhaps, repeatedly. The j variety of weapons: he has revolu-face of the Hon. Charles is red, and itionizerl English fif:ht\rig methods; it is plain to. be seen that his cool- jhe has broken old rules and tradi-ness' has fled. There are renion- itions. Around NorthcKffe are gath-strances, but the Speaker has his icie'd many able lieutenants, who keep The tumult is quelled and the jhim informed of conditions in a hundred different quarters ami obey his orders without question. From the strut of the war Northcliffe was "out" to beat flermany. To him ;i league of nations, an international democracy, etc., was merely camou- way. House "carries on." Served in Old Assembly TO, the outsider deadly enmities have been engendered, and the Hon. Charles Fisher has made enemies. But not so. When the House jfiage to be used in case it was im-rlaes tl/e Speaker makes a cereinon- {possible to win a smashing victory, a ious'exit. Stately-as any potentate, j contingency he never admitted and just as imperious, he floats to the door and through it. And there he Htops waiting, feir those with whom he has clashed. Which fact may account for the persistence with which' Hritain hammered away in Mesopotamia and Palestine. I think Lloyd George would consider Lord M,iluer one cf his best advisers. His judgment on the Russian developments was wrong, But then, a correct forecast would have been merely a lucky guess. Lord Mllner does not play hunches, decide intuitively, but reaches his conclusions by cool, clear business calculations. -d it . MR. BONAR LAW has 1 had n long Parliamentary career and came within-an ace of being Prime Minister When Mr. Asquith was driven out. Since then he has filled the difficult role of feading the House of Commons in the absence of Mr. Lloyd George. In addition he is Chanecllur of the: Exchequer. The war has cost him dearly, one of his sons dying a prisoner in the hands of the Turks. How much tho loss ot a near relative influences the at-the censor and publishes some of thei ,l!tuorfleinl is a ques-finest editorials in England. How-' �'llth cannot be answered. Mr. ever much one may disagree with the Henderson the Labor loader, lost a editorial nohev of The Clornimr Post son, and still, he is the- author of -these 'ediU.Hals command^'respect ^'^t^T^ ^ 'who and>- essential to any-, CVK^ / S who, ^ffi one desiring the h gh Tory viewpoint, , , h i)rilli.inl asl lllnt ,,',,, aili. tne angle of lne tru- British aristo- lInifUls)lefl ,..ll!l0r but ,is .,pi,c,.nDS crat, not ol a snob. AJr. Gwynne eon,. nover show ,ny 'bitterness iilr the ducts a constructive campaign as well sl,Knle8t trat0 of a desire for re-as many otner editors manage a de- vcnRe Ml. Unw ,s b T structive attack, rhere Ts ,never any A Scotsman. Frequently It seemed rd than he does when^hc is in America, [amount of respect for America, a deep Northcliffe has, many hitter one- [distrust of certain Bnitlsh public off ficials. a loathing for the English sys-of distributing honorary titles a pen that turns out reams of bright editorial comment. 1 > eorgo Government, largely beuduse ,.,..,. , he took an uncompromising position, the Speaker. Chambers. whereas other men Rhfrng his views Stieli >s the. calibre of Charlie !considered it. wiser to adapt- thom-Fishtr. feuch th* basis, ot his popu- Heivcs to the changing conditions. Un-larity, throughout all Alberta. j gl .Ed;ward recovers his former In religion Mr Fisher is a Preshy- nre8tlKe bv bringing about a settle-tenan, and In hs spare moments be ;ilent in Ireland, it is extremely doubt-pavs considerable attention to mili- fuJ wrretnel. |ie wln again hold so iSry,-a/uair."wri5UB medium of prominent a place in British political the loth Light Horse, in which regi- Ue Mo ,,.,, few friends among Brit-ment he holds majors rank. , h L.,,J0,. mtn aml Liberals. The Hon. Charles Wellington Finn- Olobo and The Ka- man by birth, having gladdened the tional Review is one of the ablest heart: of lames and Eliza Fisher, [of liritish writers who uvi: opposed Hyde 1'irk, Loudon, on Augiuq t,\ui anything short of a complete mili-lWti-Just forty-eight yeara to iliellary victory, '�j hju tT*'J" tioruum, doubt as to the attiUide The Homing Post Ik going to take: it. does not blow hot and cold, according fo the shifting breezes of popular opinion. AND that brings mo to Horatioi liottom'.ey, editor of .lonn Hull, which boasts a weekly circulation of 2,(ji)0.tl0t�. Hottomley is in a class by himself; be poses as the great friend of tho masses; he breathes defiance to the enemv; he threatens the Government: he plays on the passions of the people; he suggests a hundred and erne reforms; he throws out horriMlc-Jnslnuations; he force-nils peace one week and prophesies a couple of years of war the next; he has a racing stable; to-day lie is among these who would fight to a finish; to-morrdw he may be.a pacifist. few big figures who are a:; uncompromising in their attitude to--ward peaco as those Tories already mentioned. Tho coalition Government under Mr. Asquith was essentially a Liberal Government., Among the Liberal Ministers were Walter Runciman, Mr. McKcnna, Sir John Simon. Herbert. Samuel and Mr. Montagu. None of these is a "never-endlnn." All tho great Hritish soldiers-Sir Douglas Haig, Sir William Robertson, Lord French-are naturally 'Interested only in a military victory. The first time I saw Sir Douglas was In October, 1910; the next time was sit a luncheon at his headquarters In Fraance in January, 1918. A remarkable change in his appearance had taken place. The heavy responsibility of the Somme and Ypres campaigns had left their marks upon his face. His face was thinner, wrinkled and his figure was less erect. Hut he bud lost none.of his pride in his men. The "C. of C." is a .soldier, not a politician}-lie is devoted to his men and bis profession. "Does every American public/ official have his own newspaper?" lie asked mo. Which showed that the Hrlijsh Field Marshal hud an opinion about European politics and politicians. Halg thinks in divisions -*nd rends maps more than newspapers, but be still finds time to study conditions far behind the lines �> , tercouipc regarded by many people as cold-all these things mark the man of Wexford temperament and of tho proud gentry of Ireland. Further, the careful dress, the old-world courtesy of manner, the unaffected dignl-ty>, -the inner pride" of raco and of family which suggested itseif In his demeanor, made him typically and unmistakably the Irish gentleman. ' . Had Irish Imagination H.E migiht have been a member of Grattan's Parliament, except for his age and his creed; for Grattan's Parliament came -to an end in 1800, and no Catholic-ever could find his way into 'its portals. Thus the relation between him and tho Irish people wu s always somewhat peculiar. 'The aloofness of manner and or bearing made many think cf him as an effective, adroit and honest political leader rather than as one of their own temperament and race. Parnel! had the same aloofness; perhaps it was one' of the factors that made him impress so profoundly the Irish imagination. This .resemblance between their instincts and ancestry waa perh*ps'one of the reasons why, when the strain came, Redmond took the side of. i'arneil against the majority of his party. the RedmondsT by almost hereditary right, canie representatives of some constituency in Wexford, and in particular the town of Wexford, with which were assoclntel so many of their family traditions. It was really the Parn-ell split that first brought him put. All the intellectual leaders of the party, with the exception of Redmond himself' and Edmond Uamy-a great but never suff'ciei-tly recognized Irish penius- hnd gorj-J against Parnell. and .thus Redmond became inevitably the one man on; whom the ParnclKtcs could concentrate as a successor to the dead chief. During the ten long years of the split � Redmond developed qualities that-had not^becn suspected. Speaking with the'prestige that every leader, even of a, small minority group, has In the House of Commons, lie invariably commanded a-large audience and a patient hearing. Won Liberal Support IN retaining his hold for all that long period, amid such gigantic obstacles. Redmond displayed that courage, that tenacity, that grit, that power of "burning his own smoke." which conveyed to. his old colleagues the measurf of his force jof character.  As time wcr t on, John Redmond's hold over his party strengthened instead of relaxed. This was partly due to that spirit of loyalty and discipline which, with all its weaknesses, tousf always be the-eredit of the Irish Parliamentary party; and It was, above all, duo to the uninterrupted loyalty with which Mr. Dillon, sometimes far more powerful with popular opinion in Ireland than Mr. Redmond and still his chief of the 'teld nnti-Parnellite majority in the parly, stood by the leadership of Redmond. The relations of thes# two strong spirits in the eighteen years of Ttedjnond's control represents a noble exampie of self-control and subjection of personal feeling to'pli'ilic duties-qualities in whiicliithe Irish race are supposed to be specially deficient. The third epoch of Redmond's political life was when the "Liberal purty, coming into power In 190B, once more revived the hope of the close of the Home Rule struggle. From Mr. Wyndham, In the days of Tory omnipotence, ho won the great Land Purohase Act, which has' transformed. 3 three months past. " Thai Mi\ Rolph will .render good service as a member of the War Mission, whose duties aro to act in conjunction with the British authorities -n Washington In matters of Imperial interest and to exercise general supervision and direction "of purely Canadian affairs, there can bo no doubt. A Big Business Organisation TO all intents and purposes thu War Mission is a big business organization, entailing as it does the expenditure? ot untold millions of dollars in the purchase of supplies of .various kinds appertaining to tho war. And because it is a purely business, organisation Mr. Rolph wjll be equal to the task he has undertaken. * There are business men, legion in number, who -ar� strong in certain respects and weak in others- Mr, Rolph is of the kind that is strong in practically all essential points. His executive ability is outstanding. In temperament he is as "tool as a -cucumber." Consequently he Is always at his ease wh^n knotty business problems are being considered. Every question Is given due consideration, but as his Judgment is sound and his powers of conception keen "lie acts with promptness. Ho is neither stubborn nor .dogmatic, but when'he decides flpon a certain, course of action he "stays with the game" until he sees it to a conclu-tion. That is tC manifestation of his will powe,r. Being an adept at reading character, ho is particularly sms-i i cessful in the selection of men for I positions of responsibility. Furthermore, he possesses the happy faculty of handling men. He never surrounds with red tape men holding positions of responsibility. On the contrary, he gives them rope and latitude for exercising their own powers of initiation, which in turn breeds faithful and enthusiastic service. Mr. Rolph is not the type of business man whose actions areac--companioa with a display of fireworks. His methods are quiet and unostentatious, but it would be difficult to find one mors progresslvo and enterprising. He !� always on the look-out for new Ideas and is prompt to appreciate and appropriate them when they present - , TAll L�fe in One Firm HEfAvhoIe of Mr. Rolpii's business career has been spent with his present firm. Ho entered its employ on leaving High school- The stylo of the firm was then Rolph, Smith & Co. It is now, after two successive amalgamations, Rolph, Clark. Stone, Limited, with the subject of this sketch as its managing director. One woild have "to travel tome" to find a man possessing a personality more pleasing. Hiswho are liis friends' always want to remain such. Mr. Rolph is a keen' lover ot legitimate outdoor sport, and keen and all >ih he is as a business man ht� wisely spends a portion of his time in the open air. His ruddy, healthy appearance Is the result'Of it. Golf is his favorite exercise and fishing his favorite pastime. He was presU dent of the Lambton Golf Club, Toronto, lor three years in succession, and-ho Is at present president of the Canadian Golf Association. His city club Is tho Notional, of which he has been a director for- many years. Ho has for several years taken a lively interest in the activities' ot St. Paul's Anglican church, of which institution. he is chairman ot the'Finance Committee. DYEING FOR ENGLAND Jy}RD ROTIIERMERE'S successor as Director-Generaf of the Royal 'Arniy Clothing'Department is Blr Benjamin Johnson, a keen business man who has .for many years psst devoted himself to organizing the Liberal forces 1n Liverpool.' The new dirccto*. who Is fifty-two years of age, inherited a small dye works from his father, and, In. con- js junction with hfs two brothers, has built up ons of the moBt famous dyeing businesses in the north of Eng-'and. Twenty-two years ago ho made an attempt to enter Parliament for the Klrkdale DivJsJojt, but was unsuccessful. (,Blr Benjamin, whs has occupied the Mayoral chair of: Rootle, finds his 'chief rccreatioa in '�0lf. - ( "�*�� -��)�,'��-- -'-: ; , y '-�-� ;