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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta V .jSideliOlTts'ion*Meii*and W. F. NICKLE IS MAN OF IDEALS Always Ha? Hi* Eye Alert, Opon for Suitable Adver-5anc5 to Ride Against. 15 A BORN FIGHTER' ^tancl* Lp for His Convictiont Rc^aidlcss oi His Party Affiliations. _ ^ li a r ni.iiiiif I M r. ,0 11. PROPER WAY TO REFUSE^A TITLE In Cajp You May Be Offered One. Here Is a Model Lctle.. GAUSViORTHY SAID NO! And Gave an English Wit a Good Opportunity (or a Bit of Fooler>'. U-. J. .\ � Is In Woodstock Mr. R. 11. Constable. .Aged 8>, \X orked With Mark Twain and Artenius Ward. iii.K', i.*. Wil. *" t> K :ics; 1 C'l t!;c' rc- �',.3 \\ Iv .i>!..r:c thnl -n fiuiiio no ),':r?i:it:i!.v titles b? ronfvriO'l in Can-.! ' "i i" .U'y t.t!t* " f !. 'lUM' t! w.ll : � l-..-l>i rr onn v~,. ir which ii i i\'.Y ntitf or honor \:i'On.  . y i.f]--' :�. (� ;� t!-.e j'orson in j________ , . r 1 . 1 ,n corf rrea iQlcleSt Prillter .ir.ii who fjcocvi-.i di.-nvirR frcm I", ii-ilcn .t:. .-xmioui .-�m�i:t p; �'-t.:,.ii;\- ail he ..sKO.i f. r h.;.i t : 1' -CouiH il *' W.ili.nn Folccr Nioklo is t\ niLtture ' ; Sir Ci.ihiluui. l).-n tjiiixote, and ii >.,re\\\l sn>:in-!o\vr. hiw>t?r. If we may ;i;'!>ly the fir.sf titlt w.ihcjt offernlln*; i.:n-.. Thia is Pi'".,Kl in any i ivr.''^'ry �or..-t�. Ir. to of his tcrty.eight years-ivinjli re moiCjfj:^ he looiis-.TP.l )n spile of e\-; , li^ -.r. I.ivv (u. 1 in tlie Iroslsla-!iro if Or.t;irii'>, he still Uteol!; .t\tis of inji'iic srr\'i':f; i.leais rf the -.c'.its the luhlio a:-, i t!;e dutit's it the j'!;hl.^"s ri. i'ro.--.-" o; [\r.i 1 I t I'liMic n-.k t.iiity uiucii he .�f;isf3 :o suhjuk-.Ttc. ll.' is u bit \i.tic in that he ! as aUvaya ."Mi . .. e liutt for su;i,'.;i1l liclvrr.'arios ar.l ride .-iS Iiaid .~iea:f:--t :.n initiui-t us t'.xkc-sliop hi'.v as ajfainpl ttio i.ighcji wi:alniill in the land. But he lias no Sancho. He ride! alone. Ror-i in Kincstoii in ISO;', he set ahout at an early d.ito tj iind v.lioro-�ithal lio tnisht cng.tge li s rgies fatlicr was Willi.ini NIckle, a -Scotch Canadian- Jfis mo�hrr was Klif n Mary Kolger, of American ah- T I I UNCLE SAM LIKES \TUles Refused bu^ [V. d'^batf' itfi the nbidition of iitlos ill tho Canadian ilotiso } >( (."oninionii thin �oi k n-oallsi | i,;.t a nilld HensatioTi wa.s [ �a.'.d In KiiBland when Mr. John '� lisua.rthv declined a kni,i;htliooa a w u. ohs aijo n*? i\ rew.ual tor iho : V a ,s h- has rondernl witti Ills t,! ilo lien sinr,^ llic �ar liiu-an. y.r. iialswo:"tli\', indeed, did not iv an to emidi.isiio hi.s refusal, niid , .i . .....� . lutiiction of iho a%vari xvat. ! Ccn. Ganbaldi ChaU With U. S. Soldwrt in Italy aia 'e without the knowlcditc that hu j \ T the nianmnent of niusrpre aarfbaldl, the famous lliiliiin patriot. In ' li ahmiTv seriC.'� that t!ie honors  lit:; too late to bo cf any uso to eitlior Mr. Oal-wurthy or Mr. .\n-Thoiiv Ilo:>e. The latter, he says, 'oii-ht to' roceiiid a knishthood from guten Victoria or not at all." Itiit - "Ti-.e ti r'siir,i-,..ilde ,;a;ite color effects or ob- [Uii sea Just l>eIow comes a I.ieut. lp in I'rom great he returned to St. Thomas. CitaiJa. but being sent for returned to cleve- .........5, ,. , , , , Jects that pais tao quickly to bo (spout of water. What happened as on the e!"veland K^""^'- � �onder whether this j,,rushed or in until the artist Itlie ol.servnteur-bombardier saw and f Artcmus Ward J'^.^'''^ ^-^T' ahfrhte.I. .an you beat it.- The 'painted it. was the destruction of a the effort even j.luBmarlne by a hydro-aeroplane. The stiaction. -fhe dogged tenacity of the >u;e and the acutnies.s ot the other were conibined in him in rare proportion. All his education he ob-i i'n�d in Kingston, .xteiit Ids law s'ud;e�> at le-onde iiall following lu.^ (ouise at (."iieen'L-. lie sut-dutd tho law sufiielently to make it support, lum. lie ass;;ile'1 city polities and l!y a member of t!;e Ontario I.egis-iitnre. II;:- scat in t!:at place lie held ijetwiien I'jeS and It'll. A Man of Family BEtN'i a man of family, v. ith a wife and children, with a great flower garden and a pigeon-lott.and a t.irria.i^e and pair for poire to cliureh on Sundays, he began to take a keen interest in all legislntion affecting babies and mothers, and homes. The C.overnment appointed a milk commin-sicn, and Nickle was one ot the liusicst members on it, gathering Information and .TiiUins deductions that would prove useful to milk producers and milk con-sumera alike. Meantime Toronto bakers had been coming In conflict with the law in regard to the varying i\eit;hts ot loaves of bread. The law was not clear, and Nickle p.-oceeded to have St made clear. He introduced and secured legislation fixing tho weights of loaved so that people could alaays tell Just what tney wero getting for tlieir money. Having done this, and voted for whatever measure"? ho thought were good and against whatever measures he thought were not good, he ret'jrned to Kingston, and stood for tlectieTj to the House pf Commons in the fail of J311. and elected. Since then hl.w field of operatlor.s !,as been Ottawj, and the sweep of his vision wider. When the Finance Minister proposed reimbursing Farm-fi."i Bank denositors, Nickle rose from the henclies behin'l the Minia-trr and denounced tlie Minister's lourse! Yet it had all been fixed in the o.Tiiriis. It v.-r-t jinrt of the party program, .and s sj(h should have been fcupported by every (ton-Bervative-according to the rules of Oppowd C.N.R. GranU HK also caused a sensation at Ottawa by openly opposing th� late government's grants to the Canadian Northern I'.ailway, after he had un-hiiccesifully trhd to defeat the proposal in partv eaiieus. And he went iiCter Macki i.zie ai.l Mann without (loves, deroune;ng them .is wealthy ptutocrat.s wio '-dared to Idv their hands upon the ti.ioats of the representatives of tlie people and tell ihcm what they must "lo." He was � new tvr>e of p.ditieian who' put what is best and dtsiral.l* for his country before icirty loyalty. It was only natural that sucii a man should have resigned his nomination hs Conservative canduir.te prior to the last eki'tion, and -h.a'.l have urged upon the people to forget their pa^t differences, and unite in .�eleet-ing a man who comman Ic'l tl;o :iup-port of all, who would p'.a. e first the promotion of the und the enforcement of the Military Servce Act. And it WOH likewise only natural that the Liberals and fonserv.-t-tlves ot Kingston should decide tliut Mr. Nickle was the best man In sight for the Job. Consequently he was nomlnatsd as Union candidate, and electsd by a tremendous majority. CA8B ALWAYS BEST. JT may be all rtgiit to glra cr�4it wbere cre4lt U 4m. bat vot ing a knighthood and received 'i"> |eonimunlcalea os.df to the narrator, | ily running [Mr. Gustave !(i4. 'J'liis p;ii'er been run pr._viously .is th.e l';g-rs):i I'lain-dealer. In a fire wi;.. h btirned nearly all the business srction of Ingersol! in 1^73 Mr. t'onstai:- s pr.;itii g plant was consumed, r.iid lie, too. w.i.i supposed to li;i\'e pvris;u.ti in the fiaines, his obituary having li en pi;!j!;.~;. 1 in the London I'rfdot;. p..- wiiieh .ifter- .sometimes slip Into ,ho definite lists,,,,. ,,, ^,^uv r, l.a ;,t. Henri Farre, iTho bomb struck the submarino six v.i.en answers have either not been .a.;,bt,...i at the Anderson Oal- ^feet t ree.-i.ed or ha^e not been properly laries Nndnn to Birmingham oi�V� dut ill a amoking compartment. Turning to the m: II opiKisitc, he asked It ho could let him have a match. '"'>*? J"lin ''''id dlf- ficulty in filing them. He impressed Reform paity. Mr. ConsUable went to Brantford and established a Job printing office there, which he co.t-ducted for ten years. He then went to Ayr, where he tstablislod the Ayr tcnco the thing has n-t uses at all." A Letter of Acceptance ' >\' r sea as well as over land Lieut. |Farr. has been untiring in his obser- Mi:. I:a(TLE Indulges his bent for ' ation. 'll,e mission ot the hydro-fuob ry in inventing two let- Jaeioalane in checking the submarine revealed; about the airpkino sei'in like falling stars. Flares of light of various colors lose themselves In the smoke high in air. One of the beautiful paintings, consiid' ri d purely a.m u work of art for Us light effects-combination of Hearthlights ami moonlight-Is the �Iteturn of a Night liombardmcnt Machine.'" teis for the benefit of literary is here .News and conducted that for some | men of the future who may he of- |_ time. On leaving Ayr he went to ' fered Galsworthy's honor nnd may In � , , Woodstock, where he has lived ever one case feel as ho do-s and in the ''"i-.s-iiucntly never pot good,ing In n silly bonat, or stating the (iQCe, I other the opfioslte. First for the � f"'''''^ articles. When I am a | thing which is not, when I say that grateful recipient: jknlghl 1 noi jiietty certain that limy name Is well known throughout MUSIC 1\ SOVIKTY. SOCIETY woman's id.ea -ir: i shall be rii Ip to asJv at least one , ,. _. .. , _ I guinea ii.i.r  per thousand words, as I am stiil a "�omparativelv \oung and ! t|,,, �'1 beg to neknow ledjfc. etc. ideal musician is one wi.o plays | h^ipp; ,o'';:;:^er";i"; .Zorwi;l::;!\!::^ ^ inZZ^'Zlviou'. liie wiioiu it\ilized world; that my revenues from >iiy books consider- good accomjianim' Uoo. ;;ts fir /itivirha- liino kindly advised His M;i.jesty t I confer ou me, for the following rea- Iniproved. JU.iT laxouAxci:. JI^O.ME people try to hide t'.ieir ignorance by Haying thai tliey are inperstltious. I "111 I am sure that If I am railed I'Sir' instiail of '.Mr.' 1 shall be able �o get "aedu loiicli more extenslvily luei oa.-ily than In tho past. This I will be a great convenience to rne. ! ""-) Although my work Is very meritorious I ha\ c like most wrlt- lers, very littlo business capseity, and JN8TEAD of getting cut his gasolene gig and hitting it up for another town in order to argue a case in court for a client, Samuel W. Johnson, of Colorado, unlimbers his telephone, listens to tho argument of counsel on tiie oti'er side, and then shoots back his rebuttal over tho wire. While thi^ iirccedure seems to work rll right in Drlgliton, Colo., a I,onK Island judge recently refused to accept the practice, says the Telo-plionii lo vii vv, aiel insisted upon the Iireneneii of tiie lawyers In court. lli;rc is a new.. |.a 111 r account of tho westeiu method; Wltl" food, fuel, aral oilier commodities :ol,J. : la .i.;.i, ;aving "lampaigiis, "consei \ at ion" i..i tho popular watchword in tiie Itoeky Mountain legion. "Conseivation of fine, money energy, and fees" l.-- wVit Sanmel W. Johnson terms tho new wrinkle. 4�bnson"s Jurisdiction exieniis over countlyii aUJjis;(.:ut lu jjciivtr, '�i:ii In leei'nt jeaiH my wife nnd I b.avn fouiiii It difficult to get, nnd inipoisiide to keev. domestic vant.) We iseribe this largi ly tolhi iood"'>;tv . f our e�fnt>llshmfeiiilant Johnson jilcked up the transmitter and prescited cvldi pco over the wire of sutficieni weight to convict the defendant, who was fined }1U0 and costs, Johnson declares his new method of handling caBCs will also result In the saving of much gasolene, us lis can avoid (raveling from town to town 111 tJt^B j'tuj^ wagoa." . "'I know that you. who have spent your life in that atmosphere of un-flinihing honesty which has long been lb" glory of our British House of Comnions. will not merely par-ilon, but jirobahly admire my candor and I bet- lo remain, "Your most obedient servant, "S. EAGLE." M A Letter of Refusal it, i:V;;i,K la Inclined to gar nilitv and v*"e muiit cut hlni short on bia letter of refusal: Sir; 'I 111 g to ibcUiio tho honor, ntc. "I idioiild not venture to add any more ill reply to your very kindly letter, but I du very strongly feel that it is ulioiit timH that some re-preHeiitaii\e oil tlin fine art* ahould say to yi/ii dit-cctly What almost the whole body of liiteUlgsnt Enitlfalh-Jrmn sav tn iiiiva^|i^^ liB rfetrlfied of cliches, iirlnclples of whb^h you ser-1 forgot the mcaiiln-/ at the ot thirty, and whlih you no more mean to put into o;�'ratlon than you intend to enter a lamasery: that the names i received from my ancestors, who wero Kngllsh, have always stood without Mil invidious prefl.x on my title piiees, .and under whose bare names 1 enjoy whatever respect I have won; and that wmtlment would prevent me from changing my designation In my old age, cv" ii were the order of knighthood as relatively pure a'i that of the Itound Tabb". Hut when it comes to asking mo to become- 'Sir X.' when, of a hundrid other Sir X's, ell picked out for nn i'"1Vi'tl distinction (save that some of tho nastiest and stupidest will have been made baronets). . . and umpteen will bo persons whom it would take either of us a prolonged study of referenco books to Identify: well, whero tho devil. If I may say mo, is the temptation? Wo now know, of course-we have had your assurance-that knighthoods are never bought; but even with that knowledge 1 remain disinclined. If it hsd only been n baronetcy there woulil have been sonin Hil.limiw.Uia,h'uUti/ his brothers into service and they managed to turn out SOO rifles. Somo ono showed the rifle to tho Winchester company, with tho result that tfie company acquired tho patents. It was then lost to the name of Browning. The Winchester single shot rifle, *8 It was called, was made in several sizes from .i'i to .45 calibre, -rhls was tho beginning of Mr. s long career as an inventor of firearms. For a nunit>er of years all hla inventions went to the Winchester company, .\fter the single shot rifle, the Winchester arms known as tho 1hh6 model rifle, tho lover shotgun, tho '!�0 model rlfli-. 'oh model rifle. model shotgun and the 1900 model rifle were all Browning Inventions. .\Ir. Urowning was perfectly satisfied to do Ills work well and let It fist there/ It never occurred to him to .sec that his name appeared on his guns. That is VOiy thousands of Americans who have usa4l bla arms do not know who ho la. He began his experlmanta With machine guns In the early '90"s. As a i-esult of experiments he produced the Colt machine gun. Something over twenty years ago tho Colt machine gun waa adopted by the United States Army and Navy. The latest machine gun Invented by Mr. Browning Is an Innovation In the machine gun field. It is so light that it can be fired from the shoulder like an ordinary ride. It weighs but fifteen pounds. As soon us the world conflict be-ramo a fact Mr. Browning again devoted his attention to machine guns. He developed two, one which Is water cooled and operated by the recoil With the cartridges fed on a belt, and the 94 model rlilc, 1�' model rifle, "j7 light machine rifle. Lost An Arm, Int^ented Improved Artificial One, and Got Big Job WHE.N William T. Carnes lost bin right arm he gaiiietl a big idea-one dO big that It Is putting hundrecis of cripples back on the active litt and may help thou-, sands maimc>d in the war. Carnes was nn expert young American mechanic. 111k weekly pay envelop had reflected the skill of that lost arm and hand. "You're done for," said his acquaintances. "Better get u Job peddlir.h before you use up your savlrgs." But Carnes had determined not to li I : Is Injury force him Into tho down-and-out class, and so he looked about for some means to make his determination gosd. He found that such artificial arms as � a Lould buy wire little nioro than sleevo-flllors, so ho set about designing one that would help hlni back to hli place In tho working world. He studied the anatomy of the arm and hand until ho undurstood It thoroughly, and then Ito piit Ills machinist's ukili to work to reproduce bone, m'J^cle, und tendon, with stoel levers, ratchet gearing, and cranks dovlsed so cunningly that every movement of the natural arm would be possible tor tho artMiulal one. That would have been a big task tor a skilled mechanlo with two good banUs. C'a|ne� jmt bruins aiid va- tience Into the scales against his lost arm. When his remaining hand could not do the work, he used hl� teeth. Countless experiments had to be made. Hometlmes it seemed as If th� task were an imposslbia ont. Ant his savings were melting away. But Carnes stuck. And presently camo til great day when bs strapped on his invention and proved it equal to any work he hi. 4 ever asked ot an arm. To show that it eould handle tools, he set to work at onoe on a second and better arm. Us finished It In ont quarter ot the time it had taken to make the first. That was the beginning of a new carter and a big success. To-day, In a Middle Western city, there Is a factory where artificial limbs are mads, and every one ot the dozen or more workmen Is a cripple, - }y\B lost an arm or even both arms -and }ct does tho same skillod work and receives tho same pay as do other mechanics who use the arms they wore born with. The office force are like the worlimsn. The president of the compeny lacks an arm and a leg; the treasurer lost an arm and gained an intsreat in the business at the same tima; and Uis sccrstary and factory aiaBMsr la ;