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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta AMERICANS BRITAINS KING Soldiers Have Seen Him Vote Him S a Reglar IS A TRUE DEMOCRAT His All are With the Soldiers and Sailors and War INCE King George has taken to buckwheats and baseball the American soldiers are quite ready to vote him a reglar In the plarc of the Great War King George has been revealed as a truly democratic very very close to the In camps and hospitals in as well as in he Is to be seen frequently with a kindly word of cheer for Says a writer in the New York Times We Kings must stick said Charles of Austria to a royal pal in the same boat the other George of England has another ver sion We democrats must stick to and he means what he His days are spesit in doing his bit like one of his which should really read fellow If Thackeray his pen would trace With that simplicity which was the highest the story of the Fifth George eating buck wheatcakes with his Queen In the American canteen in his How brief and tactful the notice of their coming The King and Queen desire to call at the Eagle and will be there in fc few Unan nounced they drive They climb the steps Into a hall where the soldiers and Brit are playing singing camp eating with the sauce of hun feeling at home in a sympathe tic atmosphere a freeandeasy place of many sounds and of liberty and George and Mary are ordinary come to disturb no to mingle with to be friendlyNo distinction for them above no They want to eat an American dish and sit down with the boys at one of the big tables covered with Buckwheatcakes is the best thing we the a little flus tered by the visit And buckwheat cakes it was with New England maple Georgearid Mary clear their plates with vote the un familiar griddlecakes and then go the rounds of the kitchens and departing like people who had had a good Kindly and Genial THE King loves a hero as much as any likes to talk sto Tom my and has a great desire to be hospitable to the fighting men from Heart and soul he is in the war all day He is in such close contact with the people that he has completely de stroyed the old belief that a King Ilvei in an atmosphere of mystery and secrecySays Dan writ ing to the New York Herald from London I have seen him at various func tions and have bad an opportunity to speak to himIt might displease some but it is certain to please him to be told that he is far more like the average American good fellow than like the austere figure which the average individual sets up in fancy as the ruler of a great He has visited scores of homes for the industrial and labor He goes about like the ordinary and the feeling of friendship for him is so deep that it is not evsn thought desirable to keep close guard over Recently he visited a nursery In Pentonville antl talked to a score or more of the One little one he found with her head on the He caressed her hair gently and remarked Poor little She seems very tired and we must not disturb he expressed much interest in a thirteenyearold boy named ErnMt who had received a medal for Jumping Into a stream and saving another Cant you tell me all about it asked the boy blushed looked for an easy avenue of but the King lifted him to his lap and listened while the little chap told briefly of his heroic you are very brave boy and have made an excellent begin AN ANCIENT PEERAGE LORD SAYE AJSD SKLE is a person of more than ordin ary Ho belongs to a very ancient descending from one of the barons appointed to give effect to the Magntt Tho founder at the family In William do came over with the The first peer was beheaded by Jack Cades mob at the Standard in The family name is full of hyphens and pitfalls for these not nimble of tongue it Is Twisleton mHE average politician isnt gram He cant even decline Fonck FRENCH This Noted Lacks the Usual Superstition About Lucky 1IVES HIS TO Unlike He Does Not Work Often arid Then Only When He Feels ENE the young French who recently won his 49th officially recorded may best be described as the man with perfect but no trace of writes a Paris Those who have had the opportun ty to study him closely believe this iupcrb poise is the secret of his suc To show how free he is from olbles N Most famous aviators become at ached to a favorite When hey have won a few victories in it hey regard it with even with superstition it is By Fonck has a habit of iving his machine to any youngster who has just won his pilots com mission and who has caught the greataces Try this he will It seems to be all and thus passes title to a plane in which he las downed two or three Then he takes the next machine sent to the camp irom the Fonck is of medium height and weight and has the walk and car riage of a skilful Men of scientific bent say his reflexes are cwift and accur Besides this he has extraor dinary It has happened more han once when he has led a squad ron that he has signaled to the other pilots the approach of a German its exact the angle rom which it should be attacked and its all this before any of he others had seen it at For Fonck never has been wound Many of his victories were won before theGerman adversary had a chance to fire a Incidentally he is said to know more about Ger man aviation than any other man among the Brocard taught him to fly any thing and and ncludlng the first artillery observa tion machine with two Fonck himself says he liked every machine he ever tried except the one he attempted to make out of his mothers buffet when he was ten years He spoiled the he and the results were painfully he Is he keeps saying he Is and very likely he really means because he comparing himself to Guynemer uynemer was always in he tvas at work hour after Fonck by comparison flies He never goes up unless he eels just like cannot con quer this reluctance to dally he Which seems o show after he Is human and has a DOWN IN THE WORLD NE of the most notable romances of tho war Is recalled by the an nouncement that General Sukhomlin who is Is now a hall porter at a Bolshevik Government of while his wife is selling pro rams at a Petrograd cinema As Minister of General Suk hominoff was responsible for the supply of munitions to the Russian as the revelations at his trial he kept the army short of His wifes name figured prominently in the and it seems clear that the was ani mated 1V the desire to make as much money possible In order to gratify Sukhomlinoffs CHESTERTON GETS HWSELFJN ARMY Huge British Writer Achieves Greatest of All His CRITICS ARE AMUSED We Stand for the Man Against It I maker of I has apparently evolved the greatest paradox I of his life in getting himself drafted I into the British His girth makes him the favorite and frequent Impersonator of John son at fairs and and would seem to him from the life of camps and Chesterton is said to weigh aboiu 80S But the as the New York Times sees is that this Is the very kind of life to which lie has been all the time Ittakes up the cue The essential paradox about Gil bert KChesterton has always been that he was in the nineteenth AH the flood of salt and merry paradoxes with which he has excited us these many years has flown from this Nowtho news that he has been drafted and found physically fit goes a long way towards remedying this was born to be a swashbuck ling soldier of of the Prince Hal and while present day fighting isnot strong in swash and similar romantic it is a mans job and a great and we risk the guess that in a trench will be more at home in his age than anywhere HardHitting Talk HERE will be an outcry 1 against turning so great a writer into cannon But in this protest we feel sure Chester ton will not Paradoxes are all very well for peace but they are pale meat in these days of great bat Already in his writings in The New Witness he has abandoned a good many of his old Take this passage from the latest number Of his magazine to reach this We stand for the man against the machine and If a machine can kill a man it remains true tlTat there is no machine that can make hold on for the history of the West for the men who built the cathedrals kgalnst the man who can only burn them for the spirit that filled Shake speare with songs against the spirit that can only confuse him with This truth should be a trumpet for us in this beyond all other times it while we stand that if exultation be exaltation is practical and that if ruin really our if not our could be That Is hardhitting It is English in its strength mag nificence and unEnglish in its utter is the new who has already gone forth to war with one of the best pens of the When he changes that pen for a LeeEnfield pity the poor German against those mighty pounds of beef and ale and reckless courage Poke Fun at Him OTHER like the New York Evening and The Westminster find some grounds for hilarity in the fact that of his forthcoming adventures The former Into service will he be draft ed The lot of his immediate su perior is certainly not to be as we have long isnot an iconoclast in pri vate The thing to do with in any is to give him a terrifi cally responsible Give him a chance to be at the ex pense of the and he would be the most orthodox of He will find paradoxes galore to jus tify his the most prepos terous reasons for doing the safe and sane Is a to place Shaw and per a good many conventional Britishers might be sent back to pri vate for a andthe oppo There is nothing makes the burnp of originality swell so quickly as a good knock from But whatever his military the world will wish every suc Even if he is stationed on guard at a littlefrequented railway station in northern let him remember that during hla soldier invented his philosophy while standing still on one spot an uncounted number of a man a quarter today and he may strike you lor a quarter HAS PRIVATE ARMY rpHEJ Duke of the new Knight of Is the only subject iir the British Isles privileged to maintain a private This numbering two used to semblo in times of at Blair Atholl for Today It is fighting for the most of its members having enlisted in the Scot ilsh HoiBe at the gutbreak gf the IS MARK TWAIN A SPOOK AUTHOR Via the Ouija Issue in Copy right MARK ANUNBELIEVER Refused to Believe in a Spirit World While He Was on the face of it the suit 6f Har per Brothers MlCchell involves abald question of property right Jntt by indirection it Involves question whether spirit communica tion with the living is and whether there is a life The riddle of the universe Is about to be not by Tout gy Harper publishers of the works ofSamuel and owners of a copyright on peh Mark base their action on the publication by Mitchell Ken nerly of Jap a nbVel according to the was communicated to Emily Grant Hutchings via the ouija there Is no direct statement that Mark Twains spirit dictated the He Is not named as and on this technicality the attorneys of Kln nerley might possibly seek to evade But James who has been retained by the defendant Said the other day that the case would be tried on its We will put the issue up to the Supreme he will have a final ruling on immortal Has the shade of Samuel Clemens any right to the use of a pseudonym he adopted in the flesh and permitted his publishers to copyright What claims have the Departed on the relics of their earthly pilgrimage These are obvious issues in the How It Began 1LHAM MARION of who had a part in work of Patience Worth another ouija board known to the material had a finger in this occult too Emily Grant Hutching had known Reedy for some She had contributed special articles to his The But Reedy confesses he did not think much of her as a fiction About three years ago she asked him to read some manuscript she had with He didand he was surprised at its At that time the novel Jap Her was about Hutchings said nothing to Reedy about how she had written but during the course of an evening at her home the ouija board was pro and Hutchings and who sat with her during the began to work with Either that or it was moved by the spirit controlling Reedy was surprised to find that he was reading a continuation of the unfinished man uscript he had recently It was then he learned that Mark Twain was declared be dictating the was in town thoother and when he was asked whether he thought Jap Herron came up to Mark Twains standard he was in doubtN Parts of it are as typical of Mark Twain as Ican remember from my early he d but other parts are sloppy and sweet and sentimental usual bestseller stuff Harper Brothcrsassert in their petition that Jap Herron is far be low the grade of anything Mark Twain wrote while and that tho circulation of the book would hurt his Refused to Be a Spook AMONG the points Harper Brothers will present are tlje two books Mark Twain What Is a Man The Mysterious in which he asserted that there was no such thing as life after He refused to believe In a spirit He refused to be a Judge or jury must welgh that But it Is possible that the ouija board will he made to perform In court and that the shade of Mark or what purports to be his will undertake to confound Mark the That Hutchings intends to get Into communication with that very im portant witness is an assured In her introduction to the book she shows that sho and Mark Twain are on the friendliest He calls her Emily and she calls him There is nothing spooky about their It does not smack of the spiritist While the book was being revised tho board had occasion to chaff who was acting fop his wife In secre tarial Smoke up and cool old the spook is reported eta saying to Perhaps I should The last secretary 1 had to wear an Icesoaked WANT J of riches may enable a man to fly front bis LUDENDORFF IS REAL HUN CHIEF Teuton War Genius Fights With Lies at Well as A MASTER OF TRICKS Reputed to Control Hindenburg and Like So Many Is type of T Arf logarlthmctin of an Inexorable arid cool chess I have known this mart very Slightly in the usual way social Inter 1 have met talked with have done the If my ended there I would know him no better than But my knowledge does not end So I know him dif Still have some recollection of those personal 1 recall in some what condensed fashion an angular a disquieting and a cool expression which owes much to a couple of hedges of stiff bristles on histipper and at his necktheflesh is for ced into ridges by a too high and close He and he freely admitted himself to an But ho was at that time like his by Captain a Prussian who ied and rather exaggerated the titudes of his but ing the need of a couple of bottles of stout before he could be came talkative after It is through this von who at on the Lake of from an attack of delirium trem that one at favorable in decipher Controls Hindenburg THE conduct of men and secret authorit over the autocratic but Ignorant direction of all that pertains to the such is the role formerly coveted and now played by his stout eminence Hin The Lovelike Marshal of the Mazurlan Lakes struts glares here and shows him self and covers all Ger many with his dominat ing In this silent and Ludendorff Here from the obscurity he manipulates the rods which lift the Teuton like a here and plac ing him at at the Imperial and on the front with the in his own soli tary and closed office he bends over logarithmic makes his and his prob He plays his game of chess against an automaton of his own He attempts to change Such is the game played by this redoubtable and consuming man who tries to observe the end before the end who despises the noise of acclaim and the useless ness of But the nature of his war game is It is irony set In To vanquish his enemy by sheer brute force appears to him to be an in ferior and easy enough for his General in Chief and his And with that these two are and In his heart he despises them for To Fool His FOR him the the Im portant is to fool his ad to abuse to set traps for more scientific the bet carried by his own stupid or hum anity he is almost certain to Ludendorff wishes to amuse him self at his enemys Luden dorff is the complete who knows and utilizes his every chance and with the same brain with which he conducts military strategy and sheds conceives and manipulates diplomatic strategy and morale and spreads lies and the pois on of Herein we have the curious char acteristic of this to whom all things are the anarchist propaganda in the the defeatist propaganda in the millions ladled from libels and pacifist litera missions for the most corrupt men and the most alluring ultrapatriotic and rupture among neu all have emanated from the brain of and hither their results are all returned and regis For him the affair of the Iionzo was not merely a battle of shocks It comprised false orders of the and other vile thing whichwas necessary to bring about the desired Supreme Evil Power M HANKS to the Russia of Len l relieved of half his is now working on the western Here he has conse crated alt bin Oiabojical A Xcto Picture of us not Imagine that his attack is only made with many men and many It will it is the full power of his In ventive energy working against hu man It does not reveal it self merely over so many kilometres of would be too It is in where are gathered the boches driven from Central and South America it Is In pacifist journals the dermanophile pro clivities of what seems the v con trary it Is in the little terrorized nations of the and it is also in here in obscure labora tories of where Clomen ceau has not had umo to clean or to Of all these complicated and num berless Ludendorff with his supreme power for the unique and secret inventor and It was he who planned the deliver ance of Eastern Prussia it was he who organized the campaign in Gal Icla it was he who manoeuvred the pincers which crushed Serbia and then Rumania it was he with the aid of a million lies as well as cannon annihilated Russia It was he who and executed the catastrophe on the Italian We are now going to see what he is worth In So far in Picardy he is hardly living up to his achieve ments gained Joe9Cannon Has His Grave Ready Famous Old American Politi cian Has Had His Monu ment Set NCLE JOE CANNONS recent T T announcement that he would be a candidate for reelection calls attention to the fact that he is now serving his twentyfirst term and stands an excellent chance of reaching the twentysecond He is a firm believer in prepared and ho decided that he would prefer to select his own monument and have it set up at Spririghill Vermilion ra iher than leave the choice to rela tives after he had Having ideas of his own in rela tion to memorials of this nature he determined to attend to it He Is 82 years Warned by a recent indisposition that ones hold upon life Is the veteran statesman took steps to prepare for the The monument he chose is now in It is of Barro highly polished and massive in The weight Is B6 The transportation of this heavy stone and its final Installation upon plot was a difficult under but it was accomplished without The which bears the family alone weighs 25 The monument stands fifteen feet in height and ranks with the most im pressive in the silent It is marked by extreme simplicity In and rests upon a beautiful plot adjacent to a Thomas Hardy Is Now SeventyEight painter and Thomas Hardy has just celebrated his 78th birth Four years ago ho married Miss Florence Emily his who herself has written several chiefly tales for chil For over thirty years he has lived near his and to this fact he ascribes much of his It is a curious fact that Hardys first success was the result of a coincidence In One day Frederick the far mous was standing near a railway when his eye was arrested by the title of a This was Under the Greenwood and attracted by the word he immediately bought t to read In the At that time ho was editor of the and the work so appeal ed to him that he commisssloncd Hurcly to write a novel for his The novel was Far From tho Madding which instantly placed its author the front rank of modern writerji NOTED FRENCH ACE Georges Who Recently in Tells of Worst FEAR AFTER FIGHT The Taste of It Comes Emerging From a Dan geroua i By GEORGES An exclusive interview ioith French airman who recently Montreal to WASflying alone and high that I well out of shrapnel and in a clear I had passed over Mort Hommo and the trenches and had flown far into the enemy than I realized at the My engine was working perfectly its steady roar gave me I But therewasnt a German piano In Then suddenly I caught sight of a little Fokker sailing tranquilly I could see from his careless flying that he didnt dream was a French plane Hero Is niy chance for a I and decided that it would be quite safe to risk every thing in a single So I swooped directly in front of taking him and pour ed the whole contents of my machine gun47 blank into hla face at close So sure was I that he would crumple and fall that it never oc curred to me to think of manoeuvring to protect 1 had achieved my at But I was the one who received the He I hadnt even disabled his And there wasnt a single left in my I didnt have time to bo frightened sensation was more of amaze I felt that perhaps last moment had He realized my predicament and was swift to take advantage His aim was very The wings of my plane One ball missed my head by an mechanician measured the dlstanco then a bullet ripped Into tho wooden beam that is the main support of the right Tho wing I could see tho splintered It seemed ready to buckle and I had my hand on tho lever for a but it would have meant sure death to try acrobatics with a wing in that con so there was nothing but to turn tall and With a Broken Wing DIDNT think it would be 1 he was close on me still and it seemed certain that even it one of his bullets didnt end it nioro quickly the wing would fall J But meanwhile was and I drew away from It was only after he had given up the having used all his I began to get tho taste of fear in You didnt know that fear has a taste It has I assure And in spite of ones tho heart pounds against the I had nearly 30 miles to fly with that broken and each I thought it would There was no excitement of combat to tako my mind off Out of the tall of my eye I watchocl tho splintered wood and made little bets with my self on how much longer it would But after all It didnt break and J made a safe It is a curious thing about that One never has after I never comes while one is actually engaged with the There is only the great One plays the great when it is all often then cornea that pounding of the I hava had It sometimes while watching an enemy after all the danger for me wafts and sometimes I have had it while thinking back la safety of our IRELANDS V CIR BRYAN MAHONS successor CommanderinChlef in MajorGeneral Sir Frederick Charles is one of the Old For his distinctive services In the early days of the when he commanded the Ninth Infantry Brigade at Mons and he wan mentioned in despatches no fewer than five times between 1914 anil promoted and created After his return Francs he became Director of Homfl Defence at the War Blr Frederick relates an incident which occurred at tho illus trative of Scottish cannlness end Bandy had been out on a foraging and had returned with a good fat hen under his He was about to decapitate it for roasting when another Scotsman Will ya no bide a Sandy lio Lcavo that bird till tho She wieht im eg ;