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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta KING COLLECTS of Such Pictures in Europe. The More Comical the the More Delighted He Is Picture.- NEW YORK Witt A who, inany other Americans who have bcenli England of late, haa become an .ad- mirer of King George, makes the following Interesting references to "the King's character as revealed by bis Hobbles and habits-, There !s when he r does not pay' three' or four calls to the humbler quarters lo talk with the ararnumber- less. .Few of Uwra'jjA're mentioned in Iho press. He. dislikes publicity. He has d'lBpla'yed a very keen In- terest In the United States, especi- ally since-it entered the war. He ti as missed no .opportunity to make "of (Wai visits'to'the" soldiers and and haa said many nice Vlhlngs to them. i. f The Kine'a interest in children ii "consuming. He. loves .them all, thC his father. But by a fastidious >IncerrJty the present "King has won kis waj to the hearts of his coun Irymeri-Just as'effectlvcly as did his T, tattier in more dfpSomatlc TMI) he has not the social lifts of his late fluency languages and mmory for faces the marvelous but he has the _______, of sajing the 1 fight thing at the right'tlme and n tho rlghfplace, and thereby he Vis'made of staunch Erfcnds who now rather proudly say Jhat no nation ever haoVa more pop> Mar OVER AGE BUT GAME i glR ABB BAILEY, South Africa's richest mltlEonalre spoilsman ant! "wl'Hrmn acd a son in lawjot Lady Rossmore has despite his hfi> three >esrs offered his services o the War Flanders prefer j fed His offer has rhore his elbowl Sir Abe laid the foundation of his when he became promineni Js one of "Rhodes s >oung men Hi the Jameson Haiti, ant then Lord Engllsl iricket, team .arrived JnVGold Ree Cl the> found SJr Abe who was U Aebetn their host In prison "Ulti itety'ha was released on paymeh a nne rUM. inteiligcnce, which Js the same thing as his power of growth. The_re are some me_n, highly. e'd with applied brains who yet lack' almost entirely' the; power to let the advancing sun of experience breed in. them conceptions unltn'own to their youth or even to their middle yearsy Decades' of study nsso- cla I Eon m ido, f Mr. Wilson familiar with the best of the world of tradi- Uon. Such a career often blinds a man to the world that Is to be. With MEOD. on the; t ho n.ist was: a. safe bridge on hlch to angry torrents the beckoning future. Knowing charms and arguments of. the ast. ho became- the, leader of the stirrings at a momen'i. the fate of centuries depends n the ability of liberals see and Sierras lo 1 Wberc Got It J[ DON'T KQ any ann in reftrrlni to wisdom of Solomon man amartly He had jhoueand wives." Iho wbTrfanT tartly, "he ;learned hi rlsdom from them.1 IOEOGW 'and the endless plains ol 'At the head of tho whole ;'Amerl- an -machinery; tip worldSjliberaljthlnkSng we have man of Scotch tenacity, whose logged unone of his earlier mtcsta haa ever a man n whonj thtst bulldog finality .Is :omblned with spiritual gaze i head (hat has brought even es show uJ traces much dlsedified, It Zita's pre- ference'for the siihouet. of-Paris in her tight-pleated skirt, aisUghtly'drnped effKt-and develop- ed'in a bat'fiwathed In grey tulle anil surmounted by upEtandliig'follage cf- The Germans went bick to Berlin'with .complaints that .the lady was drtssed as if-ahe were going to French "restaurant- It-turns "opt it dresses In French slyleN She Is obediently fol ioived by the Archduchesses and. the whole court of Gcr man entreaties to avoid the vanities of the enemy.', 'The HAS CONTROL OF BANKS ohn Skelton Williams, Comp- troller of Currenty, Is a Very Busy Man. HAS BOTHER JOBS; TOO Being Treasurer "of U. S. Red CrGisi, Etc., are Side Issues-for Him. John SkeJton Spanish King Has Several Record; for One Thing, He Has Been Attacked Than her Sovereign. OME ANECDOTES KING -ikes to Smoke an'Old Pipe i i FTER-. A adjutant, he Is, tho 'Comptroller of the Currency Is luii most Important offi- er of finance in the, United States Government'." has, directly under ils control' some National 3anks, whose resources now exceed HS.MO.OOD.OOO. He. also has super- vision of all currency Issues, and Is ex offlclo a member of the Fedora Reserve 'Board. The precenl comp- troller, John Skelton Williams, holds several other Important positions hut his office; considered entirely In DID light of the banking rower tha Is under his direction, makes him one of llio most responsible and' Influen In the HE Kins ot Spain celebrate his 32nd blrfhday.recently. A: 1 he became Kirig Ihe momen ho was born, he, has bee'n a monarcl longer lhan any other European Sov ;n with the exception or the Kin: of Montenegro. Ho holds' a1 record for, tho num- ber of attacks upon hls-llfe; -ind one of his hobbies is a collection of the things wilh which his life.vas thrcat- Nellher the burden (If'kingshlp nor (he "risks 01 his' however, Served to depress Ills. buoyant anil boyish 'spirlls. There story o! OJufren Alexandra as.'af grearr shock the prldo oC Siila to discover that her actions were epled upon In this fash" Ion." f 1 Ztti l.i thus and tlfl) Irt tht mornfhg the German spy our Vftrlslan _ Lately thinca havt ver fts'thc- banks arc closed 'nationalized' and Induslrlal an commercial life exlsls 'In1 UJ'e.prcsehcci of 'such clrcpm slances fi decide ti to addre myaeK (o you for assistance. Sue a state' of affairs will not last fb r, and fiomo diy an end will com no British firm wish m experience my tiat financial functionaries vorld. As there is a Comptroller of Treasury SB iwH-'as a Comptrollers the Currency, and the financial ina chlnery of the Government Is" be earning so multiplex that, there ar but few who understand which func tlons the various agencies perform It'jnay ba well to explain jusi'wha duties Mr.-TVilltams Is charged with Under tha latv creating office which was passed concurrently wit the Rationajt Bank Act in 1S63, h ma'a? responsible for'tJie of the currency authorized b Congress, Including especially the then newly-authorized--) National Bank notes, supervision of the nationalized banks by .heso notes, were Issued. -Thus it ppens that he la empowertd Co arter National Is pro.'idtd th force of bank examiner: ough whom ho la( kept apprised the condition of the institutions der his care. Is empowered to cloce and liquidate mjemanaged-cr In- .vent banks "and.-to. punish and os'ccute their- officers :andi any .era who -may have violated the nklng laws Since 1S63 the diitleaj and riespon lilllies of of .the urrency. have-bsen i vastly r Increased, d he has become, almost an adju- nf to the Secretary of the Treas- ry, with i whom-he li, of necessity, constant touch Has. Many Jobs fXDER the Federal i Reserve Act J he is ex ol e Federal Reserve :Board and'SIr 'llliama Is, in addition, Director o! e Division of Finance1 and Purchas- s of the United" Stales" a. member of th apital Issues Commlslson, which eterminea what '.securities. may or .ay not be issued during the war oE the American Katlona ed Cross, ond, under appointment' f tho President, a member of It enlral Commlitce. As Director o jOf Finance 'and Pur bases of the United States Raiiroai dminlairailon Mr. Williams .has su ervision of the purchase, o ome of supplle nd equipment .for SOtjOCO miles and has' general direction o ie financing of the component sys ems to. enablo them to meet thes ast retiuirements and also provld Or. the liunilreds 'oV mil Hoes'of dol bonds maturing every year. a sidelight upon his Charade methods I may mention thf vlien this list of his various office ras, supplied to mo by one of, h iiibflrdlnatcs I remarked, "I suppoa 16 Is simply honorary treasurer of he ncdt and ''Mr coulflnl be honorarj tiytMinif.1! 116 knows nil About (he ;ed Cross, whero .is kept, and Js spent." -The iniprcs; aloiL the man.makes may be Inferred from a staUment Co me by one of In the RaMroad Adrnliils- said, "I am realty as- tonlshcd'by the unyielding thorough- ness that Williams shows. lie il ERIC AM n rl rs r In Londq n A have recently bunted UP of'stories a bant the" humatx ide of King' la A greatly increased interest aken-'In the United, States now on account of Ire happily close relations ecn the Hepublic- and the British Empire. Some of these anecdotes are The King has always been marked 'or his kindness and consideration, jut he Is very firm in maintaining .he Oignllyof his position. On one occ-itlon a person of drrable importance waited upon his Majesty with documents for perusal lid ivas granted an audience and, on entering intfmalec the papers were of great urgency anc ho would be glad If-'His Majesty E If shfe of aJfitiastdf who re mpmeiCsefy nr-1 them Bhimclcssly rary ia dub Informed letter It Is opened {6" Vcty'fyM has thfl force chnracler to ___; the most of such a crisis- All ooesnthedo as I told Absurd! Hell 1 In public the King Is never smoking an-jthlng but ti cEgacct Ho never Hot he Is an old pipe smoker ind In prUite he enjosa nolMns belter than a goofl strong pull it an old.carved briar pipe that was given to him by Ws sister, the Queen of Norway.1-.. he lo a friend time ago this pipe Is a grand one and I It because HI was caned bj my Bister the Queen He loves nothing belter thin lo get Into his dinner jncket and with his carted bnar between his Hi s, lov.ork on his l correspondence at- oltven o'clock at nlgM hour- This Is his Woa of g6rmlnpcrccreatlon. Throwing Money a Monte' Carlo Art V nte Cic'ro trains al! ils own trojplers an '3 favorably training has to un dlirgo a racfllcal elimination This iff any mnA be ng cnsnged sJttcrlng from Aticr tills examination the recriilf o the croupier's chi'lr comes up for Jlx hours training pro vlded that he has been a resident in GENERAL SMUTS A TRUE AFRIKANDER )eciarei lliat Dark CpntineiV Must Not Be Exploited by the Germans. ENERATi SilUTS did not stop his recent lecture on East Af. frlca to the Royal Geographl- al'Society In London, even, though German air raid was on. It was dominated by one clear and impie idea. It Is this: "Africa must not be treated as a pawn In the game if -European high politics, that In .pile of its disunion it has an entity of arid vast as the Is, no part of it can be a mattor of'complete unconccVn to the I 1 "Here 'spoke' the true Afrikander, a name often' misunderstood In this countrv but signifying sed, the man who Is-prepared: to, make Africa his home, and not his mere place of business says the Manchester' Guardian. 'General SmutsV lecture upon the Great German'colony..Tvhich he :has helped (o lecture .dcliv ere'd "In thoroughly warlike clrcum- Bta'uc'es-rdeseryes the close attention of all who_are concerned wltli the rger problems of world jjolitlca TVe ucl! in their; hroid outhnc G era am s plans artd ambitions in region i'efore She to a> the1 foundations of a tast Central German India. rofepor [pelbruck has called niJn was to s'relch across Uic contincrt frc-a the Indian Ocean (lie General Sniuts said Geim.au> has not tradKIonal EngllEb colon- view.. German colonial alms1 are not colonial but. ,rc dominated entirely by far-rcach'- ng conceptions of world politic.1: same lime understand I to recehe mone> for dd n'ot seek a Hfgh posl Ion at a Idrge salary I only for Work thM Is all Id haveTa frioM Vread lh" so iong est pitc8t6f, bread itork Is just l as li Is honest ones r, a i tcniw1 flhl her I am trusted' gpcnk In IhTa illrcclloa r, herl I AN JOB fTlHI representative 01 the Of flee In the House lords, and Parliamentary Sficfcfory to the Office, Is Lieutenant Colonel Earl Sta a'" popular BOC! ct> bachelor of thirlj eight Enri Sbnhope wcnl to France with tho CJrcnndlerS In Idl4, and retriainf.d fit the front until last year he was twice nicntloncd In despatches and he D S O, the M C fjid the Legion qi A ago someone remarked to'lxml Stanhope Tho German peo ntiy fii-mly lha will not frighten m- tf it I pic they nrq'rifife ac by'tho KiiiBer.n ,'ftrfen t as thc> slant he replied You haven t heard of tho Kaiser 6 an j body near him Belting hurt In s been of Mon the prlnctpalilj of Monaco for a' least a year. Tll'r.owlng 'money "li ono of the mosl Imporlant Items of the currl- cutuln for H Is impcratHe that n croupier shall bo able .16 throvr a landful of inonej, 'coin by coin BO thill It will pitch jf-llh unfailing. p elaton on ary fipot on the table Now comes tha'mosl dllflcult par! of learning He" reckon money