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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 AMERICANS BRITAIN'S KING United -5 Slates Soldiers Who Have Seen Him Vote Him H a "Reglar Feller." IS A TRUE DEMOCRAT His Thoughts All are With the Soldiers and Sailofs and War Workers. 1XCE King George has taken to O buckwheats and baseball the >J American soldiers are quite ready io vote him a "reg'lar In the glare of the Great War Kins George has been revealed as a-.truly' democratic monarch, very very sympathetic, close to the people, j In camps and hospitals In France, as j as in England, he Is lo be seen! f re fluently with a kindly word of cheer for all. Kays a writer In the York Times: "We Kings must stick together." said Charles of Austria to a royal pal In the same tost the other day. x George of England has another ver- 'slon: democrats" must stick to- and he means what he says. His days are spent in doing his bit like one of his subjects, which should really read fellow citizens. If Thackeray alive, his pen would traco with that simplicity which was the hlfffeest .art the story of the Fifth George eating buck- wheat-cakes-with his Queen in the American canteen in his capital- How brief and tactful the notice ot their coming: "The King and Queen desire to call at the Eagle Hut, and will be there in a. few "Unan- nounced they drive up- Thby climb the into-a-ball where the soldiers and.sailors. Brit- ish, Canadian, American, are playing games, writing, letters, singing camp- sonss, eating with the sauce of hun- ger, feeling at home 'in a sympathe- tie atmosphere a free-and-easy place many- sounds and laughter, ot liberty and equality. George and Mary are ordinary disturb no one, to mingle -with all, lo be friendly. No distinction for them; anfi, above "alt no ceremony- They want to eat-an American, dish and down -with.the; boys at one.of the Ms tables covered" '-with' oilcloth, "BuckirtieaticakM Is the best" thing we the host, a little HUE- tertd by the visit And buckwheat- s cakes It. was with: New England maple, syrup.' Ge'orge'aiid clear their plates with susto, vole the un- familiar griddle-cakes delicious, and then go' the'rounds' of the kitchens and'dormitories, departing like people wrKr'hacrrfHu, a good time., (Genial HE Kins loves a "hero" as much 1 as any one, likes to talk to Tom my Atkins, and has a. greal desire to bs hospitablB to the.fighting .men from overseas. Heart and soul be Is In, the war. long- He Is in such close contact 'with the that he has completely de- stroyed the old belief that a. Xing llvev In an atmosphere ot __and secrecy- Says pan Martin, writ- the New York" Herald-Iron CHESTERTON GETS BIMSmNARMY Huge British Writer Achieves Greatest of All His Paradoxes, CRITICS ARE AMUSED 'We Stand for the'Man Against lhe_MacHine 'IsG-K's, Slogan. _j A Fenck FONCK, FRENCH ACEJERVEESS This Notecl Airman Lacks the Usual About Lucky Plane. GIVES HIS TO .OTHERS Unlike Guynemer, He Does Not Work Often arid Then Only When He Feels Fit. I nave' seen him at various func- tions and have had an. opportunity to Epeak to him. It might .displease some moriarchvbut it Is certain tt him to be told that he is fa more, like' the average American "good fellow" than lika the auster figure which the average Indtvldui BE Is up in fancy as 'the1 ruler of great nation. He has visited score Oi hospitals, schools, homes for the aged, industrial homes.'ari labor forums; He goes about like th ordinary ciliien, feeling o friendship for him Is set deep' that I Is cot even thought desirable to kee a close giiard over him. Recently he visited a. nursery 1 Peblonvllle.ariil lalk'cd to a. score o he f OTIS d.asleep with her head on'th He caressed.her hair gcritJ and 1 Jittle mile.; She seems ye i tired and'ire miuat not disturb her." Ijittr he e.VnresESd much Inleres f In a. ihirteen-ye'ar-old boy Witham, who had received i tor Jumping1 stream ai saving Another boy, you tell Tne all about asked the King. Tho boy blushed eed lookad for an easy avenue of escape, but the King IJftsd him to Ills lap and listened wJiiie the little chap told briefly of his heroic (Seed. are a very brave boy Indeed, and have made an excellent begin- ENE FOXCK. the youns French R. recently won his 43th officially recorded victory, ay best be described as tho man ith perfec't nerve, but no trace of erves, writes a Paris correspondent, hose who have had the opportun- y to study him closely believe this uperb.poise Is the secret of his suc- ess. To "show how free ho is from ilbles: N Host famous aviators become at- tached to a favorite machine. When hey have won a few victories in it hey regard it with" affection, with superstition; it Is lucky. has a.-habit of jiving hisWachTnc'to any youngster who" has just won his pilot's com- mission1 and who "has caught the ace's ?Try this''one, say It seems to be all and thus passes title to a plane in which h as Gowned two or three-Germans Then he .lakes the next machine ent to the canip from, the factory Fonck is of'medium.; height and relght and has the walk and car rlage'oE a skilful SJtn o dentine "bent say his 'reflexes' iwlft, accur ate. -Besides eitraor dlnary vision. It has happened mor han'once when he has led a squad ron thai he has signaled to the othe pilots the approach ot a German jiarie. Its exact location, the angl 'rom which; it should be altacked and Its speed, all .this before any o :he others had seen It" at alL For 'Fonck "never" has been wound ed. Many of hJa victories were wo aefore the '.German adversary had chance to fire. a shot. Incidentall he is eaiti to know- more about Ger man avIatToh than any other ma among the allies. Brocard taught him to fly any thin? and everything; and anything Including the first artillery, observa tFon machine with two instor Fonck himself says hs liked tvei machine he ever tried except the on he attempted to make out of h buffet when" he "was le years old. He" spoiled the buffet, says, and the results were painfully unsatisfactory, Finally, he Is modest, he keeps saying he'la lazy, and very likely- he realty. -means 'it, becapEe he .keeps comparing himself to duynemer Guynemer was always in he was -tinllrlng, at work hour after hour. Fonck by 'comparl son f llea seldom. goes up unless he just like'It- He. cannot con- quer this reluctance lo syBtematic, daily work, he Which reems tc> show mat, alter all, he Is human and has a. falling'.. maker of paradoxes. G. Chesterton has apparently the greatest paradox uf his Ufa in getting himself drafted Wo 'British Armj His girth one, makes him the favorite and reauent impersonator John- n at; (airs and festivals, and would envto preclude Jit ni-from, the life of amps.arid trenches." 'Chesterton. Is Id to weigh aboui 3M poun'dj But-'the .the New York InWsees it. Is' that this Is tho. very .nd of life to which tie'has been all ie time destined. up Ihe cfisealial paradox about Gil ert K- CheElerton has always.been hat he was born in the nlceteenth enlur> All th6 flood nerry paradoxes wl'.h" which he -has xcited us these many years has )wn from this beginning 'Now'tho ews that he has been drafted and ound physically fit goes a long wa> qwards remedying this anachronism, j. K. was', born to be a; svrashbtick- ng soldier of fortuneT say, of th over the armies, autocxatic hut Ignorant direction of all that pertaJns to the war, such Is the role formerly coveted and now played by his-stout eminence Hjn- ienbu rg1'.' '.Tfa e Lovellke Marshal "of the Mazurian Lakes struts about glares here there, shows him- self covers ail Ger- many with .his -rhiinslrouK; dominat- ing shadow. In-this shadow, silent and fatal Ludendorff works. Here "from the obscurity he manipulates the rods which lift the Teuton Generalissimo Hkc a puppet, liere and there, plac- ing him at banquets, at thc.Imperla Councils, and on the front with troops. Meanwhile, in his own soli- tary and closed office he bends, over maps, logarithmic tables, makes his calculations, and solves his prob- lems. Ho plays his .game ot. cheei against an automaton of his.v own fabrication. He attempts to Chang destiny. Such Is the gamp played b; this redoubtable and consuming man who tries to'observe the'end fcefor the end comes, who despises th s not imacErio that his allack Is nly made with many men 'and lariy guns. It wlU be, it Is he full power of his versatile, in- entive energy working against hu- man frailties. It docs riot reveal H- elf'merely over so many kllonielrts f would be loo simple, It Is In Spain, where are gathered he boches driven from Central and puth America; it Is In pacifist o'urnals and. the Germanophiio pro- Hvltles o'f what seems the v con- la In the little Jerrorlzcd at ions of the north, and It Is also n France, here in obscure orles of sca'ndaJ. where eau has not had time to clean or to luminatc.. Of all these complicated and num- icrless niachlnatlons, Ludendorff Is, with Ills supreme power for evil, the AN ANCIENT PEERAGE LORD SATE AMD SELB Is i ptrion ot more than ordin- ary Ho Uloors Is a very afieiebt fteage, frota one of tho birots appointed to E'.rs fe.'fcct (o ttio, Jtssr-.a tharta.1 'Ifc! fouifcr of the family In England, William 6a cane over with the Conqueror. The'flrif tiche'aded by Jack Cade's mob at (lie SlanOrd In .Tho family nftmo Js ful of and for Ihoee not nlmblB .It Is TwlaWon- Wykeham-Fiennos. DOWN IN THE WORLD JNE ot Ihe most notable romances of tho war Is recalled by the an- nouncement that General Sukiiomlln- off, who Is penniless. Is now a hall porlcr at a Bolshevik Oovernment of- fice, whllo his Trite Is Klljng pro- grams ut a cinema 'theatre. As Minister of War, General mHB average politician Isn't a gram mar Ian. can't even decline homfnolf responsible for -ths supply of munitions to the Russian army, and, aa the revelations at his trial showed, he kept the of BhtJlj, His namo figured prominently in the affair, and H seem? clear that the mated l-y the desire lo make as much money possible In order to gratify Mrne. Sufchomlinoffs extravagances- a man a qwarler to-day and he may strike you for a quarter tojQQruny. Poke Fun at Him commentators, llko New York Evening Post The'Westminster Gazette, find som ground? for hilarity In -the fact th of his forthcoming adventures afie The former: "Into T7bat service will he. be draft- t ed? ,Xhe lo_t of his Immediate su- certainly not to be envied, unless, as we long suspected, JJCC. Is-not an Iconoclast In pri- vate life. The thing to do" with him, n any case, is to give him a terrifi- cally Ttsponslble job. Give him" a chance to be .paradoxical at the ex- so of Ibe cation, and he would the rrost orthodox of executives. Iffl will find paradoxes galore to Jus- tify his ofthoflqsy, the most prepos- ;erous reasons for doing the Esfc and e Ilerc, too, Is n chance, to place Shaw ''and Ueljoe- And, per centra, a good many "conventional Britishers might be sent back to prl vale Jlfe, for a- while, antt'the oppo aitipn. There is nothing makes the bump of briglnalily swell so quickly as'a good knock from fortune-' But whatever his military" activity, the world ivlll wish G' K. C, every suc- cess. Even he is stationed on guard at a little-frequented railway station In'northern Scotland, let him during ,hfn soldier days. philosophy while' standing sinl on one spot an uncounted number of HAS PRIVATE ARMY )uka of Athol, tho new Knight surprised to ftafl that ho was reading o[ accMm and lh. a continuation of the unfinished man-1 script he had recently seen. It Was, ;ut the 0{ then he learned that: Mark Twain was declared .to'be dictating the story- Mr.'Keedy was In town day, and when he was asked whether he thought "Jap Herron'' up lo Mark Twaln'a standard ho vvaa in doubt- 'N t "Parts of it are as typical 6i Mark Twain "as I-can remember from my early but olher parts- ore sloppy and sweet' and sentimental; usual besi-seiier siuiii1: Harper Brothers_assert In their petition that "Jap Herron" Is far be- ow the gradft of anything Mark 'wain wrote: while alive, and that ho circulation of the book would hurt ils reputation. Refused to Be V Spook AMONG the points: Harper Brothers, will present "ore wo boohs Mark Twain wrote, "What s a and "The Tilysterious In which he asserted that here was no such death. Ho refused to believe In a spirit He refused to be spook, or- Jury muat w2lR that fact But it is vofable that the ouija hoard will be made to perform In court and lhat the- shads of Mark Twain, or what'purports to be his spirit, undertake to confound Mark Twain, the unbeliever. That Mrs. Hatchings Intends to get into communication '-with that very Im- rxirlant witness la an assured point, In her introduction to Iho book she shows that fiho and Mark Twain are, on the friendliest terms. He calls her "Emily" and she calls him "Mark." There la nothing flpooky about their conversation- U does not smack o the spiritist cabinet While the ot la the only subject Iff Ihc British lairs, privileged raalrtlaln a private army, ThJs force hundred, as- scnibls Ift ttraes of pc'acc at Uhlr AthoU for review. To-day 1 h firnttne for the King, mbst ot Its haying enlisted In Iho Scof Ujb Horie aULe outbreak ol ,war was being revised the oulJa boa had occasion to chaff Mr, who was aclfnff for his wife in accre tarial ri 'Smoke up and, cool off, old tho spook is reported as saying1 U Mr, Hutc-hlngs. I ahouli .apologize. The last secretary 1 h Tfsed to wear MANY of rlcties may enable a m (o fly, poor nique. It Is Irony set In motion. T anguish hla enemy by sheer brut tree appears to him to bo an In trior and easy nough for his General in Chief an sovereign. And .with that the's arc satisfied, and in his hear e despises them for It. To Fool His Foes the interesting, the Im- CLOSEST NOTED FRHiCH ACE Lieut. George's Flachaire, Who Was Recently in Tells of Worst Experience. FEAR AFTER 'FIGHT The Taste of Comes Aftef Emerging From a Situation. A A'cio Picture of WA I m ra inlquc and director. secret inventor and It was he Tvho planned the deliver- ance of Eastern Prussia; It was he vho organized the campaign In Gal- cla; It was he. who manoeuvred the >inccrs which crushed Serbia and hen was ho who, with he pJd-of a milHon lies as well ns cannon shots, annihilated-Hussla; It who conceived, planned, and executed tho catastrophe on the front.' J f Wo are now going to seo what he s worth In France. So far In FicarJy le Is hardly living up to his achieve- ments., sained elsewhere. "Joe" Cannon Has His Grave Ready fiaiiHaf'HaiHisMonu- i i u .CANNON'S recent announcement that he would be a candidate for re-election calls attention to fact that he s now serving his twenty-first term and stands-nn1 excellent chance of reaching ,the_ twenty-second mark. He is a In "prepared-, and he decide'd-that lie would to select hES'.'bwn monument and'.Have it set up at'Springhill Cemetery, VermIllon County, ihcr than leave the choice to "rela- tives had gone. Having tdcas of v his own In rela- tion to mcmorEais of this nature] he By LT. GEORGES FLACHA1RB. An exclusive Mcniew icf'h French airman who recently from Montreal lo Toronto. alonb ami high that, 'morning, well out of'_shrapnel i and in a clear sky. I had passed over Mort Hommo and the trenches and had flown far Into the enemy than I reailzed'at tho time. i. My engine was working perfectly.; and. Its eleady roar gave me confid-. cnce, eagerness. But there'wasn't a German -plans' In slghL Then suddenly I caught sight of a little Fokker sailing tranquilly below. 1 coutd see from his carelessj ng that ho didn't dream-there was'a-Froayh" plane near. "Hero is chance thought, and decided that It would ho quEto safe to risk every-. thing in n. single coup. So I swooped directly in front of: him unaware, and pour-, id tho whole, contents of my machine blank into hla faco at close u' So sure was I that ho would' crumple and fall that it never be- curred to me to think of manoeuvring to protect myself, I had achieved my; tack.- "'I But I was the ono who received; the surprise- Ho -I hadn't even disabled his machine. And, there a single .bullet'. left In-'rny mitrailleuse. I didn't have lima to be frightened, sensation was more of amaze- felt' that perhaps-my last moment had conic. Ife realized'my predicament anl was swift to lake'advantage .of U.v Ills klrh was of-myl plane-wore1 riddled. Ono hall missed my head by an mechanician measured the. distance tlren a bullet ripped Into tho wooden beam that Is' the main support "of tho-right wing. 1 .Tha wing bent. I could-see-tho splintered ivood. K seemed'ready to buckle and collapse. I had my hand on the lever for but it would have meanl-Burc death tb-try, acrobatics wlth_a wing In that con- dition, so there was nothing buMd turn tall and fir. i With a Broken Wing i I DIDM'T think bo far, for; 1 he was closa on me sllll firing and H Eeemcd certain, that even i( determined He la 82 years old. Warned by a recent indisposition that 'one's ono-of his bullets didn't end it anlckly tho, wing would eventually; fatl, ipon Hfo la the veteran I was italesrnan took Btcjis to prepare'for away from him. It was only after he had gKen up Ihe _. powetf frtduaUy, portant thing, is to foot his ad- crsary, to set traps or more scicr.iiric the fcct- which, carried by his own enthusiasm, credulity, orhum- nlty even, he Is almost all, Ludcndorff wishes lo amuse him- clf at his enemy's expense. Luikn- lorff Is the complete" who ;nows and utilizes his every chance ,nd who, with the eamb brain with which he conducts military strategy and sheds blood, conceives and manipulates dlptoniatie strategy and morale and spreads lies and the pols- i of words. Herein lye'have tho'curious char- acteristic of this coldier, to all arc useful. Espionage, the anarchist propaganda In the East, :he "defeatist" propaganda In the West, millions ladled from banks, llbcTa and treasons, pacifist litera- ture, for thd most corrupt men anil the most alluring, women, ultra-patriotic enthusiasm, ferment, distraction' and rnpturo among neu- irals, all have- -emanated 'from the brain of and hither their results are all relumed and regis- tered. For him the affair of the IsonzO was a "battle, of (I comprised betrayals .ordera of tfio day and everj; other vllo thing which'was to bring about the deslrect object. Sopremc Erfl Powtf to the Russia of 1 Ine, I.udcndortt, relieved of hal his cares, Is now working on. th western front, Here ho has conse- trated all his diabolical f3 to prepai tha future. The monument he chbse In position." It-Is of Barre granite, highly, polished and massive In size. 'i'hc weight is 56 tons.. The transportation of this eavy stono: and'itsj llhal fnsialiation port .the plot a. diffEciilt under-, but' was 'accompHshtd 'ithout mishap, r' The'die.'whiiih, be'ars the family ame, alonb weighs 25 tons. The ".onumeEi Elands fifteen In eight and ranks with the moat'Im- reBalvo in the silent, city. U Is narked by extreme aimpllcity'' Jri itslgn, and reals upon a beautiful adjacent .to a plclHrc'squc, ,Fa- Thomas Hardy Is Now pOKT, philosopher, racier" and slory-tclUri Thomas Hardy has 'jusl celebrated hla 78th birth- day. Four years ago ho- married Miss Florence, Emily Dugdalc, his secretary, -who hersftlf has wrillcn stvcral boohs, ohlefly talcs for dreri-, over thirty ytar.i ho has lived hear birthplace, Porchestcr, and lo this fact rid ascribes much of tils success. It la a curious ,'facU ,tnal Mr, ardy's firet success i-fisutt of in riarnca.; One day Mr.. rredericfc tho fa-. mous, Journalist, wns standing near a railway bookstall, .when his eye was ArrcftUd by the tKEo of a novel. This was1 "Undct ihc' tfreenwodd free" .arid by tho. wofd he' Irnmcdiatt.y, bought it lo roaxT In the 't At that tlenft Tie waa editor of tho and tho work cd to him thai he commfsasfonecl Mr, Itardy lo wrJlft a novel for his magAfcinc, The novel was Tar from tho Madding which Instantly placed Its author In the front i his I tegan to gel .Iho taste ol fear in mi mouth.- >oil didn't know llial fear has a, .taste? It has I assure you. And sometimes, in spite clone's self, the heart rounds against the breast. I had nearly 30 miles to fly wllh that broken beam, and pach sccomV I would 'crack. .There ivas'no excitement.of combat to.taKo; my mind olf It. .Out of the tall my eye' fwatched tho splintered ana 'made little beta with my- solt on how much limfer U would after all It, didn't break and made a. safe landing..--....... Jt Is a' curious Ihlng about that fear. One never has Itsuntll after- word. Fear, I tklnk, never comeij ivhlle one Is Actually, engaged with the enemy, Thero Js only the great, Joy. One plays this Breat game. But, when it Is nil then that pounding of tiio heart. I havo had It sometimes wlillo watching an enemy fall, after all Iho dlnger lot. mft and'Bometlnifis'J have mii It while tn'lnklng back W-lhl safely of our quarters., i'.. .1 aiR BRYAN MAHON'B successor ai Commandcr-ln-Chlct In Ireland, Major-Gencral'Slr Frederick Charlci Shaw, Is ono ot ftio "Old Contempt .Wei" For' his' dlsllncllvd Eorvlccs :n the early clays ot tho war.'when rift commanded the Ninth Infantry Brlgftdo at Mons and onward, he iras; mentioned despatches no fewefl than llmci, between' 1914 and 6; promoted and created K.C.B, Aitcf his return from Franca ho became Director of Dcfenco at the War '-i Blr relates an Incident which' occurred, at tho front, Iralivo c.innlnoss tnil IhrKt. i Kafidy bad n'ecn out on a fornging expedition, and had relumed with a good fat hen under his arm. Ho wna ahoul to decapltoto It for roasting when another Bcolsman inierlercd, ya no hide a wee, lia Buggcsled, caiitlousTi', 'J.cavo' that bird llll_tho_mornjng. She tnlcht lay, ;