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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta KING COLLEaS BABIES' PHOTOS �J r He Hal M Finest ColItc|t*i of Such Pictures in Europe. LOVES ALU CHILDREN The More Comical the Face, the More Delighted He U With the Picture. ANEW YORK HBRAL.D Viil-er, who, llkr mnny other Americans who have been In Knsland of late, has become an admirer of Klnc George, makes the followtng Intoreatlng references to the King's character ns revealed by his hobbles and habits:. Thcro Is never a week when he does not pay three or four calls to the humbler quarters to talk with the workers. His elfts are numberless. Few of them are mentioned In the press. Ho dislikes publicity. Ho has displayed a very keen Interest In the United States, cspecl-Blly since It entered the war. Ho has missed no opportunity to make official visits to tho soldiers and Bailors and has said many nice things to them. The King's Interest In children Is iBonsumlng. Ho loves them all, tlio poor and tho wealthy. To him a child Is juat a.child, no matter what It wears or where It may be. In tact, his affection for them Is so profound that ho Is Europe's leading collector of babies' photographs. And It is a matter of much amussd com-Jnent by his friends that the more tomlcal the face the mpre delighted he Is with tho photograph. His fhlet hobby next to babies' photographs, navigation, and machinery Is philately-the collection of postage stamps. It Is Bald that he has ^ most remarKable collection and knows In an instant the relative va- tuo of an old colonial or an original ilartlnlque. With a fresh memory of that man ^f the world. King Edward VII., Who was a bon vlvant and a "hall �' lellow" the world over, the people �t England framed a somewhat gloomy future for his son, the present King, who Is quite tho contrast �r his father. But by a fastidious , Uncerlty the present King has won , his way to tho hearts of his coun-Irymen Just as effectively as did his tatiior In a more diplomatic way, ' Admittedly he has not the social lifts of his late father, the fluency >r languages and the marvelous ; memory for faces, but he has the A lama^bftppy knack of saying the - r'sht thing at tho right time and t tho right place, and thereby he \as made a multitude of staunch tlonds who now rather proudly say ih.1t no nation ever had-a more pop-:-, liar Kln^. EMPRESS ZITA IS QUITE FRENCH The Sovereign Lady of Austria Dresses in Paris Style, Talks French to Her Children. GERMANS SUSPECT All Her Letters are Intercepted and Her Every Move Is Watched. Empress Zita of Avatrla. OVER AGE BUT GAME gIR ABB BAILEY, South Africa's richest millionaire; sixirtsman and toUtlclan, and a son-in-law. of l,ord ' md Lady Rossmore, has, despite his Sfty-thvce years, offeredhls services to the War Office-"Flanders prefer-fcd." His offer has been accepted-Core power to his elbow! Sir Abo laid tho foundation of his � tortuno' when he became prominent , (a one of "Rhodes'a young men." He Bgured In tho Jameson Raid, and vhcn I^rd Hawke and his English Irlckct team .arrived In Gold Reef City they, found Sir Abe, who was to layo been their host, Jn prison. UUl-jintoly he was released on payment )f a fine of ^3,000. , ' Where He Got It )JJ DON'T see iany''sense In referring to the ,wl8dom of Solomon," �aid ho man,' Bmartly. "He had a � housand wives." "Yes," answered �Jhe woman", tartly, "he learned his ;Xlsdom from them." A Pen Picture of President Wilson Described as a Man of Flexible Inlclligemc arid of Scotch TenacH^. NORMAN HAPGOOD paints a picture of President Wilson In Leslie's from which come tho two following paragraphs; "The moat significant single quality In the President Is his quick and flexible Intelligence, which Is the same thing ns his power of growth There are some men highly endowed with applied brains who yet lack almost entirely tho. power to let the advancing sun of experience breed In them conceptions unknown to their youth or even to their middle years. Decades of study and association made .Mr. Wilson familiar with the best of tho world of tradition. Such a career often blinds man to tho world that is to be. With Wilson, on tho contrary, knowledge of thQ past was a sate bridge on which to 01*083 over angry torrents to tho beckoning future. Knowing tho charms and arguments of. the past, ho became tho loader of the world's mental stirrings at a moment when tho fate of centuries depends on the ability of liberals to see and stand together, from the Sierras to Moscow and the endless plains of Asia. "At the head of the whole American maohlniry; 'and at the head 6f tjip world's liberal thinking, wo have a man of Scotch tenacity, whoso dogged win . in none of his earlier contests has, ever faltered; a man In whon) this bulldog finality is combined \j'lth a spiritual , gaze ahead that has brought even discontented radicals to our ranks and welded the mass of reasonable men Into a unity against which the acme of force shall dash Itself in vain, could easily write a volume on\ the usefulness of Wilson as a leader In our civil, progress, but we stand on the brlnit of destiny, we and tho other nations of tho world, and therefore to Judge tho President It is not requisite to tell everything. All wn need to say can bo crowded without mucn. exaggeration 'Into a sentence. It is this: That ho has made our cause moral, and by making it moral he has made It victorious.". Back to the L�nd 1*ERB Is a."substltuUon" story that �*-*-\vlll take a lot oi beating. It concerns a farmer who was given a floorwalker as a farmi laborer. The first morning he �ald to his new hand, "Take a horse and go to the station for a load of potatoes." When he arrived the station agent said, "All right; but' how lire you going to take them without acart?" "Dear me," said tho man, "I've forgotten the cart." The French Way With Traitors By FRED B. PITNEY., HAVING once started on tho worlc, .pr,ance. Is cleanlpg, up her traitors rapidly and ef->)clcntly. Bolo Pasha has been shot, i\o "Bonnet Rouge Gang" has been Entenced, and the stage Is now clear !^r the trial of 'Joseph Calllaux, ex-Iremler. Bolo Pasha was a spectacular ad-�Enturer, but '^he' ''Bonnet 'Hougo )ang" were a sordid lot. They wore t� poor tools In a bigger game and ^ emselvei played for small stakes ^at, perhaps, looked big to them. fie of them, Duval, the director of e defeatist paper, has ^een len-'tnced'tb suffer tho death penalty, lie others received prison aentencea inging from two to ten years. ; Between the Bolo ittak arid the Eiillaux ease to come the "Bonnet ouge" trial was like a trench raid In h Interval of calm Tietween two' big ^ttles, The Bolo trial waa paaslon-^e, roevlng and fertile In tho\ unex-'^ctfld. It was a wonderfully built )olodrama'filled with striking sltu-tlons.t,: Bolo wtisV^ exeollont lead-\e part^a' traitor of the fraud fhool;, ' ; . The "Bonnet Houge" affair rer imblod a comedy of mannerii^ play-i by,med|ooro aotora before ,a blase iudlcnce; Puval .ha4 a.certain style-id hii dloVon'Was -good,' bv)t \\o oked 'ilw cliiKanoe ot line, the shades of expression, tho disdainful smile and the sinister glance of Bolo. ^e whs a good second-rate actor, and that was the best that could bo said for' him, H(s support wa,^' on a still lower level, ^.anilau was a blstrot Intellectual. Redresser ot wrongs, defender of the weak, always at the disposition pf, a noble causer-that was his pose. Culture and love wcro his passions, his pen and his talent his means, of existence. They brought him eight years at hard labor. ]:ie>;marle. wps otianothertypc, The friend and intimate, of J^?ilvy and ox-thief ot the secret seryioo, long years oi; a life thf jnoat i;>arABlan 'pt Parisians ,had not lifted , frpni him the weight ot his peasant extraction. Hji was Jieavy, .squaro and slow, supporting with phlegDiatlo'. caln) ^l^e rudq'shpcit of tho accusation of dealing with tho enemy In war time. But the sentence broke him. Two years In prison was the reward of hia faith. "Qonoral N." Such was the brave riamo adopted by Qoidsky ^6 conceal his own plt.^ul personality when he wi'oto tho military orltloUtrts In the "Bonnet Rouge" and. .^ttnoked the high command. They' were a pitiful \o'ti p^qi:, -iyeak |,to'ol8 of {inninBtdr who'uq'otX thorn i-o-mprselcsBly and  Ueserted * them ^Bhamelossljr ' APHRASE that sums up tho Zita who In Budapest Is Queen and at Vienna becomes Empress Ijns boen coined by The Pc-irls Gau-ols: fascinating and French. As she approaches her thirtieth year, tnls Bourbon, princess, now but twenty-seven, verifies, wo are assured, all that BJylsnc affli-ms of tho women ot his n.allvo Innd nt, that wondei-riil ngc. Tho Austrian Empress has outgrown the lankiness which so impressed tho beholders on tho day she was married to tho Archduke Charles Francis Joseph at the chateau ot Schwarzan. She Bocms taller niso, thanks to the skill of tho Viennese shoemakers and the art of the Viennese milliners. She .is Bourbon to the tips ot her tlngcrs, a descendant ot Louis XIV. in tho most direct lino, a granddaughter of Charles X- She has the graclousness of the family, concedes tho French organ, and its Inexpressible majesty at tho same time, that august and overwhelming fineness of attitude which goes with Versailles, with tho pomp ot processional progress along grand galleries, with the throne and the right dlv|ne. Yet a few short years ago she was a thin and anemic ijttlo brunette buried in an English convent. She learned English on the Isle ot Wight. On tho occasion of the lost visit to Vienna of tho German Emperor with his consort, says Tho Glornalo her eyes showed obviou? traces o tears. Tho; Hohonzollorns wifro much disediried, it appears, by Zlta'a preference for tho Bllhouet of Paris in her tight-pleated skirt, softened by a slightly draped effect and developed in a hat swathed in grey tulle and surmounted by iipatanding foliage ef-tecta. The Germans went baclc to Berlin with .complaints that the lady was dressed as It she were going to a,- French restaurant. It turns but t;hat Zita; designs hoc-.own dresses in French style.- She Is obediently followed by the Archduchesses and. tho whole court circle, In spite of German entreaties to avoid tho vanities of the enemy. The episode has had unpleasant effects upon.the relations of the two courts, seeing that imperial Berlin frowns upon tho feminine vanities in which Zita Indulges, and eveij forbids tulle, of which the Viennese are,so fond.  , / - -It Constantly Spied On THE Empress-Queen is also ac-, cused of reflecting upon Gorman taste in dress and tp^havq-'set her court in a roar with'drawings of tho skirts and feet ot exalteijl/'ladles In' tho suite of the Hohenzollerns. Another source of discord Is. tho persistence ot Zita in using French as tlio languago of tho wirsery.. Her own German- lias top: Ilaiipih' an-accent to please' tho .tunkors, according to The Giornald, and she is said to spcalr Fre'nch s6 fluen'tli' as to be too m,uch at home;.ln. thai.language." Stio uses ii; in tlie, education of her oldest ^bpy, now -abput seven'. .'She preterSflt In borrospondlpg With' her brothers^ nqw!. fighting.' wltjh ,the^pc(nslbiute -seareh, arv^tand iriopVanybO|5i'.' Wo Itvo Inunbe-UevablG. conditions of the most dreadful .d[espbtlpin cxcrcisod by -Ig-npVai^t,,\'u'lgar and corruptjOieraents. ; T;WDjl\mveilet out roomav.In my flat,' mill' I''myself nin looking for work. "'Lately things have bqen very difficuit,' as tho banks are closed ot;, 'nationalized' (?) and industrial and oommoro'lal life scarcely exists. "In the presence of such elfoum-stah'ccs 1 have �decided to addre^ myself to you for assistance. Such a state of affairs will not last for-over, and some day an end will come. Win no British fli-m wish to use. my experience, with my Icnowledgo of languages, by giving me an agency l^ere, or somehow or other'utilizing ipy porylees?", V '!> "At tne same time, understand, I ls FTER tho Secretary ot. the ATreasury, -whosB adjutant he Is, tho Comptroller of the Currency is the most Important officer of finance in the United States Government. Ho has directly under hia control some 7,700 National Banks, whose resources now exceed 118,000,000,000. Ho also has supervision ot all currency issues and is ex officio a member of the Federal Reserve Board. The present comptroller, John Skelton Williams, holds several other Important positions, but his office, considered entirely in the light of the banking power that is under his direction, makes him one of tho most rosponsiblo and influential financial functlonnrieB in the world.  As thero is a Comptroller of the Treasury as woll as a Comptroller of the Currency, and the financial machinery ot tho Government is bo-coming so multiplex that thero are but few who understand which functions the various agencies perform, it may be well to explain jus: v;hat duties Mr. Williams Is charged with. Under tho law creating his office, which was passed concurrently with tho National Bank Act in 1SG3, he wa-^ made responsible for the issuance of the currency authorized by Congress, Including especially tho then newly-authorized \ National Bank notes, and tho supervision of the nationalized banks by whom these notes were issued. Thus it happens that he is empowered to charter National Banks, is proi'ided with a force of bank examiners through -vvhom ho is kept apprised of the condition of the institutions under his care. Is empowered to clore up and liquidate mismanaged rr Insolvent banks and to punish and prosecute their officers and any others who may have violated the banking laws. .Since 18C3 the duties and responsibilities of tho Comptroller of the Currency have been vastly Increased, and he has become almost an adjutant to the Secretary of the Treasury, with whom ho Is, of necessity, in constant touch. Has Many Jobs UNDER the Federal Reserve Act he is ex officio a member ot the Federal Reseri-e Board aiiA Mr. Williams is, In addition. Director of the Division of Finance and Purchases of the United States Railroad Administration, a member of tho Capital Issues Commislson, which determines what securities may or may not be Issued during the war, treasurer of the American National Red Cross, and, under appointment of tho President, a member of its Central Committee. As Director of the Division of Finance and Purchases of the United States Railroad Administration Mr, Williams has supervision of the purchase, yearly, ot some $2,000,000,000 worth of supplies and equipment for 300,000 miles of railway, and has general direction of the financing ot the component systems to enable them to meet these vast requirements and also provide for the hundreds of mllUona of dollars of bonds maturing every year. : JA.s,a sidelight upon his character anil 'ipetliods I may mention that when this list ot his various offices Was. supplied to mo by one ot his subordinates I romarlced, "I suppose ho is simply honorary treasurer of the Red, Cros.s," and \ya3 answered. "Mr. Williams couldn't'be 'honorary' anything. He knows' all about the Red Cross, where the money Is kept, ond how it is spent." The Impression that tho man makes upon his associates may bo Inferred from a statement made to mo by one of his colleagues In the Railroad Administration, who said, "I am really as-tonished~^by the unyielding thoroughness that Williams shows. He Is ruthless in de|m4nding the facts, and gets things done with ; amazing speed." , ' : A :MERICAN writers in London h.ave recently hunted up a lot of stories obnut the human side ot King George, In whom a greatly Increased Intercit In being taken In tho United States now on account ot tVc happily cloao relations between the Hepubllc ami the Brltl.'^h Empire. Some ot thoso anecdotes are an follows: The King has always been marked for his kindness and consideration, but he Is very firm in maintaining \he dignity of his position. I On one occ.iSion .a person of coi-siderAblc importance waited upon his Jlajcsty with documents tor perusal. Ho was granted an audience and, on entering itih "presence," intimated the papers were of great urgency and ho would be glad it His Jlajcsty would give immedlato attention to them, as ho was in a hurry. The implication of "hurry" on the part ot the person ot importance was not wise, dlRniticd, or courtier-like. Tho King resented it. Ho placed-tho document under a heavy paperweight and rang an electric bell on his desk. Then turning to tho footman, he said quietly, "Mr. -'s carriage at once. Ho i.i In a hurry." Tho King is unu.sually thorough and energetic and has many qualities that inspire confidence and sincere regard-But ho is entirely independent in thought and action where personal matters arc concerned. As is pretty well known, he i.s an excoMont wing shot; and in this connection Tho Herald tells this story: A certain peer, him.self one of'the most famous shots living, was onco asked by the King, then , Prince George to tell him frankly -what he thought of his stylo. "Well," replied the peer bluntly enough, "I thinlc it rather awljward." I think so myself," replied the Prince, "but. you see, It suits me, and, I Intend to stick to IL" . ,, , Likes Old:Pipe Best pecesB^rj; tor .tjuslness,"- y , l.thls war, Jiavo you?" AN EARU'S. NEW JQB ijj^HE representative Of the War Office In the Houae ot liovds, and Parliamentary Secretary to the War Office, la np^y, Lleutonant-Colonel Earl Stanhope, a popular society bacheloi; ot thirty-eight. Burl Stanhope went to Fi'ance with tho Grenadiers In 1914, and remained at tho fyont until laat year; ho was twice iifentloncd In despatches and awarded tho D.S.O-, the M.C., and tho Legion pi Honor. . , A tew pays ago someone remarked toYiord Stanhope; "The German people uppa'rbntly flnply bellovo that they arei \^ate so long as thoy stand by tho Khlser." "Well,:f arbn't' thoy?" ho replied, ""you haven't heard of tho Kniscr or anybody near him gottlne iiui't In 'TpITE King is � a pleasing' public speaker; hi.'! voice Is clear and resonant, and ' his utterancea, very much to the point. But as a young man ho underwent much preliminary misery. - ' ' � As chairman *nt a nharlty dinner at wliich ho made hlH debut .as an orator, he fisked the late Duke of Cambridge what he should do. The Duke, a very old hand at the business, said: "Havo your speech typewritten, hold it in your hand, and refer to it when tho moment comes." But the Prince decided when tho time came to be more self-reliant and determined to do without his manuscript. What was his surprise when ho he.ird his nugu.st r^Jntivo at his side fxclalm: ,  - ' "Conceited boy! Why doesn^t.lie-do as I told him'.' Absurd! He'll break down." :, , , ' V In public tho King is never seen .smoking anything,but a clgaret. Ho never smokes cigar*. But he is. an old pipe-smokor, and In private he enjoys nothing better than a good strong pull at an old, cauvcd briar pipe that was given'to'Hlni by Ms slater, the Queen ot Norway-- "Yes," ho. said to a triond SOm{i,| time ago, "this pipe is a grand one, and I particularly value it because it was carved by my sister, the Queen ot Noi'way." He loves nothing better than to get Into hl.i dinner-jacket and, with his carved briar between his lips, to worlc on hia coriespondcnco at eleven o'clock nt night lor an hour. This Is his idea ot genuine, recreation. Throwing Money a Monte Carlo Art THE Monto Caflo Casino trains all its own croupiera, When nn ^applicant Is favorably considered for training hg has to undergo a medical examination. This la necessary to avoid any man being engaged suffering from nerves. After this examination tho recruit to the cL'Oupier's ch^lr comes up for six hours' training every day, provided that ho has bpcn a resk|ent in tho principality of ^tonaco for at least a year. Tli'rpwing money ii) one of the moat important itenjs ot tho ourrl-cululn, for It Is im'rieratlve that 'a croupier shall bo able to throw a handful of money, 'coin by coin, no that it will pitch with unfailing,precision on any spot on the table; . Now comes the'moat difficult part I of the training-learning'tbi-reckon' money very rapidly. The oroupler must count so quickly that, lio''does' not appear' to count at all! otherwlao the slow progress of thO:^amef^ould. try tho patience of ain^he- pltfyeMJ To prove ,tp what p6i'fedU^ih||';f^lB� reckoning can be ljrpi,jj^ijt?\^may libj saifl tlmt tietoco n',croupWi^pniaesib' thp Jfastno's train((d staff ho Is able to tell tho value o'f the'coins'i^ ills liand simply by the, feel of them; tiiat IB to say, ha could plok up a number of coins an'4i without paus-Injt. tell you thelr"-yWU�.'!" GENERAL SMUTS A TRUE AFRIKANDER Declares That Dark Continent Must Not Be Exploited by the Germans. BNERAL .SMUTS did not stop his recent lecture on East At-frica to the Royal Gcograplil-cal Society in London, even though a Gorman air raid was on. It was dominated by one clear and simple idea. It is this: "Africa must not be treated as a pa-n'n In the game of European higli politics, that in spite of its disunion it has an entity ot Its o\Vn, and that, vast as tho country is, no part of it can be n matter ot complete unconcern to the rest. IK "Hero spoke tho true Afrikander, a n.amo often misunderstood In this country, but signifying, whsti rightly used, the man who is prepared to make Africa his liome, and not his mero place of business," says the Manche.ster aiinrdinn. "General Smuts', lecture upon tho great German colony whlcii ho has liolpcd to conquer-a lecture delivered in thoroiiKhly warlike circum-Btances-deserves the close alteullon of all who are concerned v:iih tho Ifirger problems ot world-politic:;." s'a^s the TJmfs. "We know very well in, ,'their broad outline Gerinany's plt^hs and ambitions in that region before tlio war. She was seeking lo lay the foundations of a vast Central African Empire-'a German India.'. Prpf^ssor'i^lbruck has called it- which whs to stretch Tifrht ncro.-i.-i the coiitlnont from tho Indian Ocean to the Atlantic.'-' " , , ' General Smuts said: "Germany has not tlie old traditional English colonial point of view. German colonial aims- are really not colonial, but are dominated entirely by far-reaching conceptions of world politics. Not cplpnios, :but pjllltary power and strategic J ijosUlons for exercising, j\Yorlt}-j)p\yor ,in ^uturo ai'a her .^ea^ aims, j Hf r, objective, Ip Africa \at\\e^ togtaijllshmentyot a great Central At-, rloan -Empire,., comprislpsc not only hcr.cplqnies |betprp .ths.war, but also hll tho,English, Frencli, Belgian and Portuguese possessions south of the Sa,hara. and, Lake Chad and north ot the.Zainbesl River in South Africa, Alliiiit Protect Empire � : , "We cannot allow the return" 6V , conditions which mean tho mllltar-' ism of tiio natives and their emjJlPy-' mdnit- fdr'/Bdh'enieiii of worId*p6wer.' Wo cannot allow naval and suBmiu'tntf bases to be organized on both side* of the African coaat to- tho eiidah-' germent ^f the Empire.' Wa must insist on the malnten'once' of condt-' tjlons -whlth' will 'gu'SCrantHsb through � lahd communlcatiptis for its terrltor-' les from one end of-the'contincnt to' tlie � other.* - in tho 'futuro the' lines: at do'ihmunlcatlon'of the'Empire' BlWuld'proceed- nib only by liea,. butJ, liy. land. i'-One of tbo ni^t^ iii\^reHstV8(-' Vflpsons of tho wan iBi tiie.yiUriwablls tfy pf aettf-powofanii'Va �ijBrt>)Munlcav tlisma thrdiiish >tlio dovelop^Bqrit. ofn�ll�. t er^woto>St�nnijtio�'t.'.' tV la v'robulbUi"" tflsW' t^ltr'&brtrtl ntivig;a(lo'n' may ro-volutldn|zo t.he present sltyatlon Ijtir^ ypnd rihythltief' dreamed of ndw/' Hence'the, nopessity of our exorcising wlao foretlioVigiit for 'thp-fiitgro, and securing,. tho,.,C5jprtiu!llcat{ons pf -. ,-tlio,,, Bmpiro, by evory ioeiuiritite broaokh ;