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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 4, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada's Deputy Minister of Militia, Col Eugene Fiset, D.S.O., a Professional. WON FAME IN SERVICE Jn the Boer D.S.O. for the Army Medical Corps. GENEROSITY IS LIFELONG HABIT OF ROCKEFELLER He Began When Very Young, and Has Kept it up Ever Since. 3y TIIAXCIS A, CARMAN. UE Deputy Minuter of Militia Is "a man of frem his youth up" If Jong service is anyJustlfiCAtlost for" promotion in.the militia, he is abundantly Qualified. He went into camp with his regiment at tho ase" of ten. lie comes of a mil- father He Is the son ot Hon. J B. R Fiset, of the Canadian Sen- ate His fath DISLIKES PUBLICITY Sidelights on Standard Oil Mag- nate Bring Fine Points Into'Relief. Is very difficult to -collect anec- f dotal nutter relating to John D ockefeller. His nea know !lls disllke In Rockefeller. His near relatives er was Lieut-Colonel u iut m of 89th Regiment of'Rtnouski, prlnt> his Is leak- arc he- took his son him to camp; at, the a.go of ten. geneFiset went as a bugler, and his firtt taste of mlhtarj li'e decided 'dte He. was caught with the milt- the Pni'ent company, "has ttry sp.'rit He hned the K'e and he stayed: It. At sixteen he was proof. 23ut there are 'many, storieij which show the oil magnate in a generous light Thc Standard Ojl Company of second .lieutenant In hisfsame pension fund, but maintains" a gratu- ity system, which' means about' the with the exception that father's regiment; in five jcars he lieutenant; and three jcnrs af- ter tnat he was major He Is full Colonel :n the permanent force of the Dominion, and has qualified for the rank of Surgeon-GeceraL Colonel Eagene Fiset, DSO, "has an active se'rvice record, :of no need be ashamed. He went out to South Africa with the first Canadian contingent and he was tnnce mentioned In the despatches for bratery under fire. Co'onol Fiset, be it knov.n, is not only a military man; he .5 also a surgeon; and it was a. succorer of the wounded he won his honors on the The first occasion on which he was ment'onerl m the despitches was the first day "at Paardeberg The inci- dent Is thus told the part sent home br Colorel Otter: "The company stretcher bearers evhibited great pluck, and of no obligation Is assumed company as a permanency. by the IVhen this plan was first put in operation St was discovered that a number of old emplojes were not eligible for the gratuity fund, because they had already severed their connection with the concern for old age or diaa- bitify. The fact coming to John D Rockefeller's structions to notice, -he gave in- have such case them were among the wounded; three were wounded 11 carrying Capt Arnold from the firing lire, the stretcher on which he was, being made a special object of attention by In connection must note the e Boer marksmen -lh this Incident I courage dibnlayed by Sur-Capt FiSPt, who, when the stretcher on Capt Arno'd -was being brought to the rear was stopped a short distance from the firing line "by the wounding- of one of the bear- went forward and attended to Capt. Arnold, and subsequently as- sisted as bearer in bringing him to the rear. Capt Fiset also attended to many of the wounded under fire during the day." Gazetted as Major. T? OR this act Investigated and reported upon, with a suitable recommendat-on as to the requirements In each worthy' cas'e. James Cole, superintendent of No.'l works, was the official investigator and made the recommendations. Upon receipt of the reports. John D gave instructions to have a'l these people placed upon his per- payroll, their pensions to be paid by Mr. Cole personally and without notice to anyone. That sys- tem is still maintained. "Even now some men are discovered v.ho years ago worked for Mr. Rockefeller, a.nd after some service sought other em- ployment Whenever a deserving case is found the man is pens-oned, even though he has riot been m John D.'s employ for a quarter cen- tury. Shortly after John D. Rockefeller had moved away from Cleveland, about thirty years ago, New York observed her tercentenary, and all the Ohio A new portrait of Mr. JoJtn D. Rocke- feller. hoi's house. And the neighbor was John D. Rockefeller. 'A few years ago Mr. Rockefeller Czar of Russia Lives as Hermi! SOME WORLD FAMOUS MEN WHO HAVE REMAINED BACHELORS Nicholas II. Hides Himself From Outside Fears Assassination. I HE assassination by a v.-omnn of Rasputin, the priest of ilys- who was reputed to be tho.power behind the Russian throne, again calls attention to the curious led by the Czar of all the Russian, who has shut himself off from near- ly everybody but the spiritualists r.-ho have" the ear of the Czar and Nicholas II is having a. new wall built to the north of Pc-terhoi Park where he dwells every summer, and ]iu will 'shortly have the high gates of Tsarskee Selo made still higher. These are signs and symbols of his latest hermit-iike phase. At the now palace at Livadia, whence he recently returned; were other, .hermit innova- tions, such as sound-proof doors in th west wing.where he works, and for this he brought all the way from France the architect Robert Chaudet. These operations mean that Xieho- ias II Is withdrawing more than ever from human life and realizing the nlcknarr.0 given his subjects after the massacre of .January, 1305, "Schimnik the'hermit Nicli- olis. For three years Nicholas ven- Ex-Premier Balfour Has Been Content to Let His Spinster Sister Housekeep for Him. KITCHENER ANOTHER Who Has Scorned Delights of Bishop of Lon- I don, Sir Thomas Lipton. j T is rather curious that some of( the most in the' should 'oc conf'rmed bachelors, although It Is indisput- able that they enjoy the society of the fair sc-x. TS'hen one examines' the alleged reasons for their failure to take themselves wives one Is bound to ad- mit that reluctance to break away from established habits seems to be the likeliest explanation. The best-known bachelor Is Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour. The ex-Union- ist leader's studious habits and the extraordinary way in which politics have engrossed his life for the last thirty years have, dismissed thoughts of marriage from his mind. Also the _ fact that he has always had a de- j lightful sister to look after his inter- 1 ests and preside over his table has been an additional inducement to him not to cbange hss bachelor life There I Late Member of Dominion House Was an Independent' Within Liberal Party. THOROUGH RADICAL Opposed Both Laurier and Bor- den on Public tut-ed only twice out of his 'palace cell, j has never been an, suggestion thatj Me CoaacTc's arid then to Sc. Petersburg. Later he some journeys, show- ing'himself to few, and fugitive tours tlircugh Italy and Germany. This nullified return to world got i bad check by the assassination in 1S11 of Stolypin; S'nce then Nicholas has been more he found himself uncomfortable in j the society of the opposite sex. In- 1 bassador, is a confirmed bachelor. deed, h s frequent attendance at l social functions .s rather a lle havc that he finds, the ladies attractive husband- Afcer Mr Balfour the most ocms to ha' g man, of ho-nely an ideal bov.ever, all h-s In- e mos cus-ed English bachelor is Lord Kit-Lu s ?ndt left hira a 10Rcly man 'n -i t. _ a hermit than ever "When the ener In, h's case the belief hasj- that Britain's agent in I Kominoff tercentenary was celebrac- last only a few thousand cigU -j-tr. sat in the ofnce of an subjects saw the-r in one of the big office buildings, waiting his turn wuh his dentist, whose office is in the same building Absorbed in a newspaper, he seemed to pay no attention to the -discussion between his temporary host and a woman caller, the principal of a relating to a' teacher, who wss obliged to go to' N r ilpxico on Guard was in the account of- failing healthy-and. for her had .'taken up a modest collection .to enable her to'reach her objective .point in the southwest But his memory served. him well. Forr next .day; one of.his agents called on the sick teacher, handed her crat't frightened face over the. heads of menacing soldiers. ISTow even the motor car tours around the palace1 mciur. uar lours srouna ins naiacfc .n-.tcaener nas cj rnnef have been curtailea, and Tsarkoe Selo SOuSht the society cf the fair e coiuidart sex is suff'cient reason for tnem to rieierred Mis books. oecomes more and-more a monastery of g'oorry people, who are small communication, with the outside world and who keep, their mouths discreetly shut Angers the Bin-Tennis. "officials, and the chiefs of regard the imperial seclusion as a. scandal. Angr'est of all are the d plomsits Egypt has been a woman-hater, and certainly he has never shown any great deposition to be atti acted by them. an'IM1 'nn 6 wno has nexer married7is the Marquis de SoveraJ, HERE are f.vo kinds men in PaHiarnent. (Jf the cr.e kind you can be sure, when they get up, that they, arc going- to support their party. Of the other there is al- ways a chance that they may -bolt." I The latter are not ahvays influential, their speeches are not report- ed fully in the press. Yc-t there is al- Vfayti a certain curiosity wijc-n arise; and if the issue is large, the House listens with interest to sc-o what-line they will take. The late Henry R. Ernmcrson waa of this second class. In his later years he was fond ot comparing: him- self to Lord Dundreary's peacock, which.'flocked all alone-' On.e of'tha occasions on which he made this comparison not very long ago, was the Laurier naval bill of 1910. It was ic the debate on the second reading of that bill. Sir. Borden had moved his amendment for a grant of two battleships, and llr. Monk had moved for a referendum. "Having listened carefully to tha Mr. Emmerson then stated his position, "and having read the speeches TV hen 1 have noc been per- mitted to hear them, I am conscious that in many respects I do not concur cither In the amendment .to tho amendment Olr. cr in the amendment (Mr. and that I am not wholly in accord v.-Ith tho original motion itself (second reading of the emphatic Is this realization.' he continued, "that I begin to be im- for Portugal at the The known fact tl-at Kitchener has Manu' and handsome a soldier ss', proof against the lure of Wllhout entering beauty. Ambition Chief Influence. it is the most utter lubbish to holy bonds of i matrimony. In a certain studious turn of disposition seems to have been.the main reason fpi-'nega- Sr. Inicrpm x-aries h s describe the j Lache'or life with golf, c> cling, and! hero of Khartoum as chenslun pressed v.ith the con's iction that I shall; be. obliged, like Lord Dun- dreary's peacock, to flock all by my- self alone." j His Declaration cf Fcdtn. 1 east to participate parade Xew York had up to th" sick teacher, handed her a SGms of them been m St. ie- dlsllKe to foV a substantial sum, andjtersburg a whole decade, and during! bltlon has i told her that the same amount would that decade there hai e" been two j jjbe sent to her regularly each month court fnterta-nnierts" The levees, she was ill For two years rooms, and court balls have In his case am he strongest in- fluence over h s life, en-1 if a man of resHrre would speak frankly it anvifn-es, "but the absence of the jojs of I be m- is raPected In an ascetic tne adherent of t -----j iiiiu sii-- j.-wi iwu cue i i uoiiis, aim Jjave j occasion, ever seen. Governor 1 continued to recene Mr ceased St. Petersburg.-once iouna that had ne met the Foraker was anxious to show off the her stay enabling her to j Europe's liveliest city, is now: the nSht woman in the right soc-al rank ,-make a perfect recoiery- She is still j dullest Big- nobles without official he would have married her. regiment of field artillery m section and ordered the march up Fifth to include a gallop, of CapHj battery front, unmindful of the fact given the equipment dated back to '65 ths field of en ryiarch i, 1COO, only a. few a'fter Gronje surrendered, he was gazetted as plajcr of the Armj Medical Service in the Imperial the rank which >e held throughout the rest of the campaign. He stayed in South the war was over and returned, to with Colonel Otter. He was on the field in etorj important action in which the Canadians participated, 'including Popular Grove, Dreifon- iteln, Hout Nek, and Zand River; and lo-- his at Paardeberg and in these -other engagements he was awarded Distinguished Senice Order, was bestowed upon him "by Earl >Imto on Paarde'jerg Day, Colo'-el inherited not only a for the army, he inherited also a love for the science of Aesculapius His father had been a militia, sur- srccn before hin; and the young- man 2qllov.ed 5n the par- cilal footsteps. He obtained his eiriy education atRimouSki Collecre, and thence went on to .Lmal "Unner- si'y, where he graduated m 1S96 nt Jthe_age of twenty-two, the title zjacnelor of Meoicine It In consequence half the junk went to the scrap heap, not. however, without serous damage to the men. One broke his arm, another his hip him. One was killed. Acts of Kindness. ONE of the officers was to St Luke's Hospital, then on West Fifty-third street Shortly afterward a inquire a teacher in'the Public1 schools. Early during the Civil TVar, before the day's..of. a to encourage .it became" ne- cessary that something should be positions have taken to hvingr in ilos- The wealthiest as tne luelior town. This is reflated in tuc reports the police which nr that since 1S05 there e eties bachelor in the world is undouoteJIv itr de done to assure the dependent famil- j seven times as xillas and into the details of the accident, and ics'of recruits that they vrould not want dunng the absence of tlielr husbands and sons. To end a committee was formed and went to see John D. works" in River street and found him with, his part- ner, II B Clark. Mr. Rockefeller received them kiraly and told them that he was sorry he could not go himself, since his brother Frank had enJ'sted. But he was glad to help With a long kej he opened the safe and produced a tidy sum of money. want you to he said to the- he heard that an OJuo had been hurt he asLed p to send the patient's from his own home. recruits, "that jour people "not sutfer v.hile you are gone" to him On the way uptown Tibbits turned excitedly to Scofieid. the sue {said, "that man is he good-class houses put up 'n iljscow as m St Petersburg- High politics aid seriously afrected Under III and his predecessors ihe foreign dinlomatsliad onportum- ties of talking- to ths Czar every week; and Bismarck, when Ambassa- dor at St Petersburg, earned on bis most important negotiations 'with r-lexancler n .direct Such a thing is no ;longer. possible. have cause of com- plaint TV. ice during tne present reign their opportun-ties of talking' with the autocrat have been curtailed. Up to 1905 every llinister had one weekly audience, when the Czar Uch ta among- his race, are -a-> single state therefore all the more marks him out for comment. In his tastes, his made of I'fe, nnd h's temnerament hs is the bachelor towards by choice The busy world of fm- rv, Who Cruci- A XD then he went on to descnbo his relation to his party in language which is very character- istic of- Lis attitude and of: the con- ception he had of tha Liberal party. 3'ears and up- e been an ae- the Liberal party, 1 so to-day, and I faelieie that I b? so to tne njomeirt of of the fy Ch'" Sir Thomas Lipton is a m'llionaire: my" bresilt. For bachelor -wncse mends sttll hope years I e serv ed that parti. and I that romance mav jet color to hope that a few years more at leas" be self has vouchsafed, has never; met senice- One of the reasons why I the right r, omnnx have been associated vlth the Liberal As ior ST Devar, Jh'rt3en pirLy, antl wh% I hop3 fo be ance, collection of rare curios and the opera, and lu-s GV n prnate bard sat sficd all the needs of. his nature. if Paul Cambon, nhe French Vm- ____ _ _ I p" to "marry J science that is to iridivid- chcooe recreations that help i ual niember of the party. That has i been the history of the party in the A jpung man v ho is spoken of as past, and the moment that it deviates maae up and to a likely Bachelor is the Hon ICe Primrose, tba very and good-looking son of Lord Rosebery, who was left a fortune of by his aunt. Miss Lucy Cohen. MARSHALL LIKES FUN xr ICE-PRESIDENT MARSH VLL V of the United States has a habit ISAAC STEPHENSON, of Wis- of telling- a funny storj at the elev- KOT LIKE OLDEN DAYS U SITED STATES SENATOR IS. weeiss tne man lay m a cast all h.sjworth At that time Mrr meals were prepared in the neigh-I Rockefeller was barely 23 years old. TWO U. S. CONGRESSMEN replied "And you'" men were riding in the" cb-j "rm a membcr oi Congress, j IICUL CI1U .-.v.4-% U T St. Petersburg or at j hcur' In facr- hc usually waits tne eleventh hour and about 55 scrvation cf a train bc- said Donovan. a tween New Tork and Philadelphia a I Then each at the other for while ago, and chanced to fa5I into con They discussed state of the vegetation along the rail- j was further summoned for 'audiences or three times a month, and he had the right, when affairs to demand special au- diences. After 1005 the weekly visit vras all that was left Weekly Visits Cut Short the last the weekly lf he thought he was the fece of a But cnch ,QU Both rood's riefat of way and other topics, are in Congress, but each had been so busy with h.s duties that he had not on Ti's way back to tne Dominion lie took special courses in London and P.ins m the treatment of the to enquire each others names. said his name was Woodruff and that One time to study the faces of his "visits been cut short. the dajs appointed for audiences Ozar's aide-de-camp telephones the iimi there is ai On minutes. the audience may be ihe margin of write his su of del iv ed sobmit the or consm, was S5 years old on June 13. On the morniw? of that day he picked up a list oc food supplies that the at his big lumber company s The, ccnsecuence is that when ho .camps may- draw on. The list in- enters tne Senate Chimber to con-) eluded evaporated Copies, spices, bcik- vene that bod> of solemn toilers powder, fresh beef, corn beef, is apt to a ha'f-suppressed little bccts' "Ackers, cabbage and cairots m seasor corn meal, herring, jelly, marmalade, mince meat, molasses, 0.11 meal onions, pickles, preserved fgs, raisms, puirpkm, bologna, tea, cocoa tomatoes, etc. For seme senatorstareci intently and then cx- smile on his face, and the Rev. For- est J. Prettyman, the Senate chap- tojlam rnoro difficulty m star's asklncr lf j maintaining the ser.ous countenance urecsi'iET. as if not, a about to lead in prayer. Ail now the human prayer. A few minutes before the nooniat the Ust hour tho chaplim comes- to be m claimci: this is the re- readmes1? to accompany c'iron.c disljVe {-President into the c the Tice- "People are all moMyco Idles now- o-r, nose and throat He is thus well (he hailed from Michigan. The other's S C mct you'" ,Minlster "Hducation Snsso went qu-xlitfied to serve his country said Donovan, jTsarkoe Selo, immeniatciv after cnil career as well as in the militia. J Think ot having all that stufr _ _ I J -i. 11 Vt UtA lllg II ?asso went to! reason the [to eat in a lumber camp'' nied by Special Act. present organization of tbt i medical ser ice of the Cana- dian militia bears the impress of Col- onel Viset's abilities Soon after his return from South Africa ne became Staff Adjutant for the Medical Ser- vice, and In he was appointed DirectorrGer.cral of the Medical Ser- vice, and the scmce was put on its present ,basis under his supervision. Ke entered npon these duties with the rank.cfL5eiit.-CbJor.el. bnt a year later became a full Colonel the Permanent Army Medical Corps. He .stfJl holds this rank, although' he has beers seconded. for duty on_the civil side of the mililit, and on 23, 1013, "he .became qualified by service for the rank" of Surgeon-General, which corresponds tc- Major-General fcwonsithe fighting men. .Colonel Flsel enjoys the honor of Ji-tving- been made Deputy Minister nv special legislation oC Parliament. this office in Decem- ber 1006, he was only thirty- two rears of age. He was r.ot a the civil service, ami con- sented to accept the office only on the condition that he was allowed to retain rank in the permanent corce. For thcce reasons, it wis ne- ccsss.ry to deal nis anparntmcnl by special legislation. Ke retains not only rank in the perm-incut' irmy. bnt mains also his pe-'sfon Snl tnat body. So to-d-ay a icr is the permanent civil head ofi Canadian tne of the chaplain makes Mar- Then he went on to talk of jus own shall think of a funny story. AtUarly days m the Wisconsin woods, abont fhe minutes prior to the nour [laying on the fact that of opening- the Senate he starts to he frequently got along day after day tell this story with calm deliberation "Oh, I'm a member qf Congress." A vicve park, daughter of the [ed away. When Witte was t Speaker of the United States House Pe Jia_d audiences three times a jot was a wee little as lr. Canada jtbree or four I scarcely anybody could sing ths sec- ond verse of "God Save the King." The members of the Bouse started to sing, and got along fairly well for a minute or two, and then jn hunches of twenties and thirties they drop- ped out .of the chorus for lack of In- formation on whit tine came next A tew tried to keep on humming, but along about tbo m.dd's of the second verse only one voice was to be heard ft.was tint of little Miss Clark. And without faltering o- a girl, she went on the floor of the {House with her father one day to See iweeklv the closing of a session ot Congress, i One of the members suggested that I just before th-y adjourned they all rise and sing "The Star Sp.ingJed Banner." ICow, the only trouble witfc Star Spangled Bacner" is that jonly about one person in ten thousand }knows the words beyord the first and had two wteUy fi.rnoe w-iih occasional mc'aaiyjs communcated by irrespansiblo underlings. Unpleasant Reminder. The golden moments speed on their way, and by the time "Marshall has'took the basic part of his story- outlined'____ It Incks only tvvo minutes or Jess til 12 o'clock. All hands begin to nervous, and tbe Sergreant-at- Arras comes to tbe door, watch Jr. hand, to make ccrtim that the V.-P. i" going to reach his seat in due sea- It would not do at all to have on nothing but pork and beans. ;of General Smuts, who Is one of hose responsible for the deportation of South African lator leaders. "And the senator, "J pork the Senate open a minute lite. Marshall gets up from his desk and proceeds across the corridor, still working toward the point to hisji During his last visit to England he story, and by a burst of speed gets was present at sn official reception, j out the climax just as he pushes open and1 in the course of the evening he'tne floor into the Senate chamber, found himself next to a rather Chaplain Prettyman has his choice and mighty young officer. j then of not laughing it the story, "Let me remarked the latter, j which would perhaps be Impolite on perciliously; through his monocle, "Yes" replied the general. "Thought remarked the offi- "er addmg- with a bored air. "One meets so many people; let me see. Col Evffcne Fiscl, D.S.O- shc sans sang oiecc Plece gouth ifricai tn to the koneral cwtlj. the war! pulling his face back into shape ready to offer prayer, while walking the few steps from the door to the rostrum. "I said Prettymau one morning after a particularly amus- ing little yam by Marshall, "tnat" after this 111 keep out of your wnyi retorted the "Tort surrendered to and just study tho weather" map out Ua the JIC.M rooci from that course, it will ceased to be a "Liberal party" Mr Tmerson, it may be added of this incident, took the ground that the Government should provide training ships to men for a Canadian navy, and .that that nary should "bo built up gradually. In the meantimu he proposed that a fund of, say or five million dollars a year should, be laicl by as 'Canada's Peace to be "a notification to tne nations Europe and of the world that Canada was determined to support the Eta- pire in her hour of need, if tnat hoar ever came." Anotner big subject on which Emmerson showed his independence Wc-s the management of the Inter- colonial He believed in the operation of that road by and for the people Canada, and especially for the people who live along- its rails. He opposed tbe proposal of the Hon. George P. Graham for the establishment of a board cf management from the out- set and he continued to criticize tho work of that board as long as it ex- isted- He criticized also the manage- ment of the road uncler its present manager. Mr. JB P. Gutehus. Kor were his criticisms captious. "He had m mird always the principle that the road slioald give good service to it3 patrons, and he feared that- both- the board of management and Mr.-. Gutehus were inclined to put a sur- of good service. I have talked him more than once on this question, and that was al- ways the po-nt of from whic'a ha approached it." r Opposed Raioc of Rates. >r the same standpoint hs was to the raising ot rates on the Intercolonial. He believed tbat. tho Go-vernment was a valuable- protection of tha eastern part of Canada against high- er rates on the other railways; ar.d he was always up in arras at sug- gestion that the I. C. R. should be handed over to any of the railway corporations, The very moment you discuss the question whether the Government oi this country shall part with the Inter- colonial said on one oc- casion when this suggestion wag mentioned in the House, "you are face to face with one great issue, whether you will have a Government -operated raflway, or .whether the people will tolerate a railway-operated Govern- ment-" Mr. Emmerson was not only an in- dependent within his party. He was a radical asfVell. His protest tin? last session against the establishment of a royal family in Canada was not an isolated piece of quiicetry. Tt was his made him so faithful to Government ownership of railways. It was his mdicahsm that led htm to dissent from the naval policy of both parties. It radicalism also that made him a i trader within the Liberal radicalism which he openly expressed 'during the budget debate only thu? spring ;