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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1920 TJ1K DAILY HERALD PAGENBTCT l.kept iny small, account old 'the manager r'wanled e Eta urn ot money, and also gave him reason why. He hesitated and t initialed by' cheque. 'JV6 pie Gfeettwoodiotfto tt-.a hills, and V R6marice of Haimar By W. f.: R.'prWton: In ToronbrGtobe. i 'From tho little ooitage la Wiitby, Ontario, to the official ot the Secretary ot State for Ireland; Spencer Wbod, .Dublin, Jn a'leJB than twenty is some travelling, particularly when 'there no.fajolly Xrad.ltion, .EO official influence, _ no prominent .friends, wealthy connections or associates to further the journey. Sarly "one raornliu? in Lon-Ooo. aKer Paul Krugor h-tued (hal hlBtoric'T.uHlmstura- which raade war inevitable .between .Great Brllsfn and the' Transvaal, as.I was beginning to tovestlgsue e huge volume of correspondence, triy iufonned me '.that a young tbfsee me sooa as Bidding WhV saw a .tbV "cjeati-Bbaven, mow quickly forgotten." At iUe end of nte story he said: "1'jn dowa and out, unless you -h alp v Emigration We went together to latch, talked planned. The occasion fop .en-lUttoc was avoided. Greeawood was ty 'delivering temperance. having ty. his sUcnj taoipenmce and his attendance at church secured a few warm personal He cad already commenced studying for the Engikh Bar. -It was .Impossible to make meet, although ;al that time one 'could lire In 'London prob ably cheaper than anywhere else But thwe IB no more terrible place in the world than London witbou fsisSs or.ths, bsst i-put-him departmental- ot emigration speakers, to which ex afterwards taken -by some of: our large-minded old Greenwood back again, eroperate habits, .clean life ;ood 'constitution bad pulled trough! I Usefgl War Service Rowntree's Judgment was titled 'by Greenwood's trlumpl redemption of .York from Toryls'n dt In he Was returned for his present s and' agnin in '1918. 'When: the broke out be enlisted for active 'vice; For a while he was ilia to the War Office staff, months aflerwafd waa .'given Colonelcy s of. a Welsh regiment, m; Invalided home after six mo active service. >Whsn Lord V was carrying on his recruiting fo-oTrtrig ueaih or KUcheheiv Greenwood was 1531 Deputy to "th eneral placed in charge of the organlz of -the recruiting staff. -In 191 aeiei His and him 1910 He you mnd'TiaiUitrodtioing .myeelf Because I'm lh cotnBieiit that ..dinwzndr Ijed the suggestion that the trouble could Jbe, serious, I Ewunf.my chair around [to rlljten. j At my, Invitation sat down and. I Mp- ped your door to help me decide I'd .'tprrpif mpney: '.frojn I !yoy> 'fyr go. on: doVn tie th'e .South' .Afri- can iwar. it Vnd heVe I Of; bad to laugh at the fraiiknesj and. that at who found Immlgra-' ttbn Uepartment 'their'- chief topic In the early yetra was created a Baronet at the recom- mendation .of '.the Asquith Govern- ment, that followed we'were very Intimate, 'usei-ul iu _, te In Sir Hatoar Greenwood was among who attached themsel- arated' himself "tronj' Asquifh: 1'or alt Green- wood very muchl'ancl-freely predicted its early disappearance. Irom public Ife. Ho Was Charged with deserting rrlends who .had served his, purpas.fi n the earlier, days 31 hie struggles; au'd this was which that sMtlou ot ihe party., wuuld bring him to book for. Dul.tbefe were scores ol Liberals in the Houia who u> ing Just as Qretnwood was. putting their-trust In'.Lloyd. George. prophesies public their probable u'p "and come'true. _They failed In this case. Ureenvood been given pne of tho. aud important posts at Crown! 'iAa'4 it -was. important' and isible'than. at the present time. JMu'tKt Stuff In Him, Greenwood-jwouid. never hare suc- ceeded II ho hadVtiUie stuff tn Mm. The Issue about Greenwood Lynch, M.P. for Clare (ttie SirHoger Casement of the Boer-wart, es anything that-was No iiiin -can vasses tor political -honors In British, puii.ljc'ilfe.: .'Thatiort ot thing-is un knb'Jn: among, jSublie men over there Any of British political We is absolutely" without foundation Greenwood -woa-because he deserved true ability, placa him In the front rank, this chivalrous Canadian from pursu- Among- those who know him test Uq Ing a policy which hb judgment and needs, no defense, at my hands. experience lead tiin to befteVe' niay Tha position wfckh he now oc- solve unhappy problems' associat- cuples Is one ot more than'usual-re- ed with the j-o-rtrnnienl of Ireland ftponslblllty.' 'His' predecessors Xa ,_________ 'it he does but succeed it will not ho amonj ihe' flower of British states- for want ot sympathy with the legi- mansoip. A Cabinet Minister's port-.tlaiate aspirations of every'faction or folio in Great. Britain is markedly I.. different from what it Is in Canada.- In London he Is more a law unto: hlmsoK. His policy. IB largely that of his. own initiative. It is more the responsibility of-the Minister than that of .the Cabinet.. His views about the -Workln es of bis ova depiiimefit are largely by his col- leagues without, question. This lack of coordination, in .departments was particularly noticeable during ihe war, and Byt a lit lie. to do wjth Asquith'a downflll. Sir Greea- wood te'a life-lone Home Ruler. lie always 'accepted Kdward Blake's Home .Rule speech In the Canidlan Kouse'ot Commons as the high-water marie ot SitestiSauBhip, 4bd. frequently envied the opportunity which had.-.al- loived me to hear 11, If much of fte red tapa pf the Irish Secretary's of (lea and If he does not take new: and untrodden ground.In'an effort reconcile contending factions In Ireland, 1 shall be surprised. It rur.ning.-the risk of class in Ireland. with bis 16 Use harmon) can be he will it Greenwood U cleih, both pdttrt tally and morally In bojh he is witlioni offeuae will wish! hnn well iinportaat.work. to win. His fho had been deciisd upon', by the heads of the party ill London. Notwithstanding Greeawpod'a nro- (wts.and _ his that" he cbiild ;'pbt', under any circumstances acbept-.the nomination, the -meeting was unanimous and refused lo con- sider anyone else. It would be or nobody. Of theJ'1e was a row In London, and Greenwood for a while was serious- ly compromised. The York Liberals ceiil .a deputation to Gladstone ond told him that If the' leaders would not give their approval to Green- wood's no- Liberal would be put In the field, and if they would endorse the action of tho convention, Mr.' Ro-imtree promised to furnish all ihe money necessary to keep up the organization and would pay all the election' expenses as well. H was not until'about two years had elapsed that the Central Association accepted thsi situation. Jhls .con- troversy between the IJherais ot York arjd the party 'NVhlg gave Greenwood considerable publicity, and also en- hanced his popularity a public speaker. i in the' meantime', Greenwood !let With ra" serious1 accident, -which promised On ray the office one'morning t .In.tip paper that-i. 'Canadian EtmcdlQfeenwood carried to College Hospital in ah.uncbuscloug condition the previous an.omnibus pyeri turning near Charing Cross. 1. hur- Vied to the hospital only to find an unconscious' stretched out on Tho1 medical-attendant told .me that he bad been in that condl- tjon and.that he feared 6f' the' brain1. While we were sitting beside his bed- there came n sudden gleam of iritelli- genco.in his. eyp3, and looking'around, ho the Follow.lng a quiot'BUgEestlorino't to mlrtd w'as'a, ttenk from the hottr' that had lunched -wlthime the. pferlous day. He remembered nothing :fr6rfl' that time. Ifia progress ct. the hospital was not encouraging... One 'of the waim interest in him, removed, him to his clinic-on ..'.But notwithstanding the oiost 'aWenU'va1 orra for' tavernl ,the outlook wta far irom _ Canada. on important offlcW business I went up to bid .him jfood-byo, The doctor called me to-his prlyato ollice and fald'lhnt h6 hit! been hopeful that Greenwood's magnificent, constitution -would pull him through, but he was dlsappdlntcd In the improvement not moro speedy. I asked him why should he not be sent lo some quiet place In the mountains 'where he n-ould see no one'oxeopt the a-iorid who might accompany him, and eat Thi Dlrsctlon Book with each and sleep, glvjng nature full tcopa. lelU