Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
Lansdowne's Faux Pas Result of Aloofness 'Twill Be Hard to Make Europe Believe He Spoke Only for Himself. HE IS A BIG FIGURE His deal Service in Past Out- weighed by the Present Grave Disservice. he most powerful figures In Great liritain in the early Victorian era. nd, oa cue oci-asion, declined the reniLerihip, It was this stateman'a wife who W3-5 socially such a tower f strength to the Liberals at a lime whc-n. owins to the rancor occasioned y their aprrovaj of the cause of Free Trade, they stood sorely In cwd of rouTiC'JS- T' aristocrat. Ho la an nrlfrtocral by birth and on iatc-rect. And he is L-KMidly conscious of t'Qth Jacls." That t-s what one of the Liberal- L'JjuHU'st Itadfvs. ivho had had close and personal relations with him to we many years ago of the writer of last week's pacifist let- ter.' mc-re oca reflects.03. letter ths mere sensational, and. in respects, the 'more significant, does it appear. Ijord Robert Cecil and other mem- bers of Ihe Government may say that Lord self on only for him tire matter ct peaw. No Jcubt that Js absolutely and Utsraliy true. But they will not get other countries, either friend or foe.' readily to believe that such is the Peor pie in country, where he mainly former Governor Gen- eral of thirty years fiso, hardly ap- preciate how big be bulked on tha European stage. He In fact, a European fisure In a In which no member of the present Govr, except possibly Mr. Bal- can be iaJd to be- H is that fact which makes his ill-Judged and ill-timed Intervention at this critical moment such a miserable and deplor- able piece of buxme.se. T For it must be remembered It ITM Lord Who, Jh April, social circles. in HU HL'S traditionally Lord Lans- downe Is a Liberal in politics. But on the Introduction of Home Rule, he espoused Unionist He was then only forty-one vears old. The liberal leaJ- er before quyted has lold me that his defection Mr. Gladstone screly. Thit vctf-ran statesman Jiaii high opinion of his character and capacity as had Ueajirnin Jowctt, the famous Master of UalUol, where Ixird Lar-sdowne was educated. Mr. stone fully realized the unique Influ- ence, partly of personality and partly of position, appertainins to Lords :IaitlDgton plater the Duke of Devon- shire) aaJ Lansdowne, both of whom eft him on the question of Home Rule. John Hright and Joseph Chamberlain, who also left Mr. stone over same question, were: not slow (o appreciate tne full value1 the prize that the Unionist causa tad captured la one who was marktd mt almo-st from his cradle, for poli- tcal distinction. Temperamentally, Lord Lansdowne a the last man whom one could have expected to take the tine he has now adopted. It Is true that he has al- _ys been singularly! impervious lo criticl Em. The sto rm of oWoqny which broke over his head when he nade h'.tnsell responsible for the re- ecticm'ot the Lloyd George budget by ho House of Ijorfis, left him un- moved. But then? als attitude was, in i sense, natural He saw himself as tie champion of vested interests which were being assailed. The fury of his political foes rendered his po- ttical friends piore attached to him, 3iit the case Is altogether different He. has never previously Jm- one as a man "ready to do v- on Meiv and Vomesi in for an to die for an R. B, BENNETT NOT OUTOF_POLITICS Retirement From the Commons Does Not Mean Withdrawal From Public Life. MIGHT GO TO LONDON iffss XtAiamt, H.P.P. MSS McADAMS A NON-PARTY M.P.P. Woman Elected to the Alberta S Legislature w Soldiers' Representative. AN EXPERT DIET1T1A Supervisor of Household Arts in Edmonton Schools Be- fore Joining the C.A.M.C. Lord Lansdowne 1994, arranged the Angta-Freoch agreement vigorous diallty between which brought out Expression of cor- Great France, and whlchj In fact, laid the foundations of the present alliance between the two It he, afain, who wap largely re- sponsible, by the st'a4yL. support which his policy gave to France; for tbs dispersion ol the com plications between that country anfl Germaay over Morocco. K VTM ht who nego- tiated the alliance between Great Britain Japan, which, at the time, aroused aucb tremtodona en- thusiasm in Britain, It was te who safely ctecred country through latlons, known cnly to those behind the remHact from Ihe war. Htt Ffendt C idea." And to-day his hottest critics are those cf his own political houss- The truth probably Is'that he is, mentally, loo remote from actuali- ties. All his life, both In mind and In he has been a certain philosophic repose such as is alien to the general run of man- kind. A certain serene, and almost supercilious, aloofness has ever marked him for its own. He has an air of polite remoteness from reality had almost satd, from human- ity ItseU. In an excessive degree, the Balliol of Uie days'of Jowett has set its hallmark on him. Lord Curron. Lord Milner, Mr. Asqullh and Lord Grey measure some distance be- tween them. But they archil Balliol inea end in greater or less degree; they all give one idea of looking down on man kind from somelhinsr of a pedestal. -Lord Lansdowne's psdes- lal is the tallest of the lot. Lord Lansdowne's "great reces- are a matter of common [tnowlcdcre. His >j comprise nearly 150.000 acre? acd much of them very valtiahl" T-Ti3, His town re- sldence, ..ne House, In Berke- ley- 'London, Is a palace. Hia country jsjat, Bowood Park, about five miles from Chlppenhaml In Wiltshire (of which Bounty-he is on a scale of magnificence such as people in this country can little conceive, and is es- pecially noted for its lovely gardens. He has Mvenri minor seals, Including one In Scotland and one In Ireland. Is the territorial magnate parjji- csllence, and, as such, ryis always shown a fitting sense of the respon- sibilities and duties, as veil as of the privileges, of his position. In public life, he has been, on the- whole, cre- dited'with considerable political mo- deration In domestic affairs, while he has represented his country In India and Canada with dignity and success. But whatever his services :to his in the course of a Ions public career, -thew have been nei- ther few nor are alto- gether outweighed by the grave'dk- 'ce which -hli recent letter, has Or He Might Become Leader of the Opposition in Alberta. KY C. A. MOVFATT ITU the retirement from the fight in Canary of B, U. Hen- tett. Director-General of Na tional Service In Ihe oW Bordcn Go- veniDuxil. there has passed from the political of the Dominion one whose career may best be described as meteoric. As politician he rose rapidly nnd had It not been for thfc tornado of non-partisanship that swept tie country there Is little doubt but that more rungs ia the- ladder of political preferment would have been mastered by him. Notwithstanding the firt that he held views of: his own on certain nmters, treatment of he C. K R- for instance. Mr.'Bennett was a pillar of Ilia party, and when a TJ- good speech was needed, the whirlwind orator from Calgary could always bo depended on. While no men- tion of any such transfer has yet been made, it Js well within-the bounds of baity that In R. B. Bennett the Imperial House yet have another Joe Martin of tha fighting brand. announcing hEs retirement from the fteU at a time when he claims he- Is practically assured of..the largest majority- he ever had, Mr. Dennett states that he Intends to ir.alce a per- sonal study ot conditions that have been created by. the war In order that he may arrive at an informed and In- telligent opinion not only as to the future constitutional teJjitlons of the Overseas each other and to Motherland, hut as to the best polictee that should be adopt, ed daring reaa- periods. It Intention to study well the as- similation life of Canada's military, forces, as well as the future of the. fepe.ndents of those who have le sacrifice or those BYNG OF CAMBRAI IS OF NIMSCHOOL i Commander of the Army That Smashed Through Hin- denburg Line. LED THE CANADIANS -It, IT. Rwneii. By FLORIN'DA. LOXDOX, Nov. 20- IX setliics an interview with Sirs, Roberta HcAdams, the newly- elected for Alberta, I found'her immprsed In official-look- ing documents, which 1 gathered, while 'waiting-, from her conversa- tion over the .telephone with a cer- tain nurse In s. as to whether or not a certain patient was to have gruel at a certain had to do with diet sheets and was quite in -line with Miss -McAdams' work as head di a tic Ian In No. 1C Canadian General Ontario Hospital, by which came the Ontario Govern- ment Hospital Is now to he official- ly known. Miss Me Ad am 3 combines with a of manner a handsome physlqtie and eyes set well whose eatnlng capacity has been-ira- At the Somrne and Vimy Ridge a Disciplinarian of Mort Rigid Type. She the davg-hter of Mr. Robert formerly tdilor of the Ear-'- Canadian, End sister Mrs. W.. J..Hanha, wife of the Canadian Food Controller... Cjn-leaving Echool Miss apart, denoting unusual intelligence, which impression 'was further con- Irmed during my Interview with her. This is the type of woman that one jbe confent to concentrate alt his at- s proud, to apeak of as 'typically tentlon on bis law practjce.- Active Canadjjhii." life Is an essential of his na- Whatever Mr. Bennett's fu- ture Dire-gramme may be, it may safely assumed that he will not terrltory he save free access lo hi: sanctum, and during his rlsits home- ha handled, since the outbreak of the war, scores of Individual delegations daily. Of thoroughly Canadian stock Richard Beilfcrd Bennett Is Canadian n every deed and word, a Catiadl.it with something of tne Imperialist about him. Shortly after war was leclared Sir. Bennett offered bis ser- vices to the Minister of Mllllla and he played a big part In "the formation and of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. On both "iis father's and his mother's sldo It. Is of tha 'ninth generation born on this continent., His an- cestors wero United Empire ists; his mother's came to Canada In lie was born at Hope-well, Al- bert County, New JJrunswick. forty- seven years' Is still bache- lor. In tho'Public and schools of New Brunswick he laid the foun- dation of his education which he rounded out at palhousie University, and he took out hEs LL.B. It was" as a member of tha town council of Chatham, N.B., that R. B Bennett first entered public life. He then secured a seat on the County Council of Northumberland, and In due.course went West He was not 1 onsT'if- Calgary, where he entered into partnership with the man who Is now Sir James Lougheed, the Government leader in the Senate, before he was elected to the Board of Education.'in 1SSS he was elected to Ihe Legislative Assembly ot, the North-Weal Terrl lories, but in 1980, when he ran for the House of Commons wus de- feated. The following, year ho was returne-i to Ihe .Territorial Assemolj at a .bye-election, and" Jn the general elections that iramo' eagle of success again perched upon the Bennett banner. In: 1905 he agtUn faced defeat when striving for a seat in the Alberta Legislature; but ture, anj.to thla trait of his may be the facllhat he is not now holding a seat In Ihe Senate, to which haven Dame Humor so persistently exiled h'.m. McAdams enUred the MacDonald j Mr. EcnneU.s soJo ___ i.. I ouju institute at Guelph, where she gradu- ated with honors In household economics. Later she took a post- graduate course iti the higher branches of household science at the University of Chicago- For five years "before joining the C.O.M.C. Miss McAfiams was supervisor of household arts, in'the public schools of Edmonton, and is therefore par- ticularly welt equipped and fitted to fill the" r.ovel; and important posi- tion of the first woman member in the Alberta Legislature. of Commohs -dates back only to tne general of 1911, but prior to that time he played a prominent part In municipal politics In Xew Bruns- wick and, in the provincial arena' in Alberta. Jt is a tribute to his ability that, although one'of the "baby mcm- ters" of the House, he was. perhaps cioser to the throne than any of his confreres. It was An unmlatakeable compJmont that was paid both to him antf his constituency when the Calgary member was chosen lo ac- company the Premier on an Important was denied him on thii occnalon was tendered him by the years later. Ho was first sent to Ot- tawa In'the general elections of 1911 and there Is little doubt .but that hi would be reiurnefTthls year, wers J not for his antagonism ;to tho L. to whoso policies' ne na_ always been'opposedianil with whom ho has never been In nccord. Now lhat Mr. 13ennclt has definite ly taken the plunge, there Is also probability that he may enter the Le gisiaturc1 of his home-province again time as Leader jf the OpposI tton, a for which ho Is, by hi ncgresslvo nature, peculiarly well fttt ed. Mr, Eennptt was spoken'of fre quently for the position when it wn rumored that Sir. xrichener' was t lako a seat in the Senate, and ther 13 no tloubt but ber foi Honorable Sir Ju- lian' Hedworth George Uynrr, K.C.1X, K.C.M.G.. who was the "general 'la'.cliargc of the great drive of the Itrltlsh toward Cambral, the subsequent terrific Is a member ot tho "now school" in British Army. "Whether or riot It la true tbat General Uyng la the original of Colonel the npostle, ol efficiency and national ser- vice in "Sir. Brilllng It "apostle of efficiency' General Byng has always been. His army rword has been one ot sleadj successes, unmarked until now bypn> sensational acquisition of fame. has been none the less popular among his juen for tlie strictness o his insistence on discipline. Ho has moved ahead very quietly, training I en and leading them. VTho very st type of n young British ficjr tutro said of him, adding: "And UsJdeTlhe army no one has ever card of him." 'Bingo Byng.1' they call him In the rmy. The Canadians whom lie led Vimy. Hldgc frankly ndmlro him. hey ore throwing their hats into the r because pf drive t Cambral. Yet It is General Byng ho Insists that his men polish tlie ack of their buttons and tho naiU n their boots. No leader has been lore Insistent than he-on discipline hlch, to the uninitiated, mast seem ke discipline for discipline's fake, le Isi'one of the men who, In tr.iin-, the heiv made suc- essful 'tha'system of "parade in the norning; parade in the afternoon, arado In; tho evening." For more han a year he commanded tho Cana- lans, with whom he has always been popular, and an unconscious otnmenlary on. his system of ng may found in Major Eric 'isher Woods' Intel gence'Orficcr" on the matter.of dls- LpUric: "TJie Canadian troops when they irst went to Europe were Ineffective hd vulnerable because they did noi ufficlcDtly appreciate the of Igid and'punclilioua discipline. They General n mission to Old Country, on which ,D .occasion lie paid a visit [o the firlne The following Interview, taken from jllne. It was n. tribute, too, to his al- he Canadian Gazatte, she tells jtalnments.. that upon (he Inaugura- tion ol Ihe National Service Scheme leshoula.have been "chosen Director- G lo-abl but that, should the mem T Red Drt-r withdraw or R 'up higher1 the Calgary will b delegation. upon lo make answer to. was Foreign Secretary 'for nearly six yeaw. And his for- eign policy was so generally regard- ed as admirable that, prior to the election of 1905, which resulted In the overthrow of his leaders had given public of their adhesion to It. Moreover, It must not bt forgotten, n esUmatiog the effocU ot his recent action, how looms in the eyes of the French. I have shown how, when at- the For- eign 0 f f i ce. hi a pol Icy lowardi France was one of completeland con- sistent cordiality. Bui there It further fact to be taken Inlo account Ih.it he is himself, though the bead of perhaps the greatest of England's lii.-Horlc houses, half a Frenchman. His grandmother, who bebamt Bar- on i1 AS Kc-ith and Baroness Nairn's In her own right, married de Rahaut are now among, the most effective roops tn Seventh Son of an Earl HE. Hon. Sir Julian lledworlh mans for the first tlmo in what was lo Imvc been their "inarch to tho ca." lit tho official reiwrts .at that injo tho troops under General Uynp were repealedly called upon to re- store sltuationa at critical points ami fill gaiis in the. lino caused by" Urn tremendous looses which occurred'" In rocyfjnUlon of hla work at tiuit time, which hud been pniisr-tl by the Commander -In Chief, General Rynp wns made a Knight Cotnnmnil- er of SI. JHchael and St. George. Gallipoli and the Somme N 1315 he was sent to the Dar- danelles in command of the Ninth rmy succeeding Gen. Ktop- nl ai Suvla Hay, and lio took part i (he later stages of the GullipoU tnpalgu. In .May, 1916, he was plac- il in command of tho Canadian orps on the western front. It was under Gen. Byng that ilio "anadlans their grtat purl i the balllo of the Sonime, and ef- ected the brilliant capture of .Vimy lid go last April. June, wheti Jen. .Sir Kdmund Allenby ivsJi ent to Egypt. Gen. 13yng succeedc-d. ilm In command of the British Third "He has never been a gallery play- r nt an officer satd ot him; yet his Tftird bas led ne of the most sensational surpriso attacks bfithe war." Gen. Uyng Is the second Hrllisli cmmnnder thus lo be mentioned In ho official report from the J-'ieltl ttarshnl's hf-.-idqimrters. The first general'thus honored was Sir-Her- on Charles Cnslow Plumer. to whom, by name, Sir Douglas Halg rave first credit for the Messines Ridge advance In June. It was explained that.thfr reason Ten. Plumer vras especially men- -loned In the report wns that he had itmself originated and perfected the jjan .and preparatipn ot the attack. t is a riot unnatural inference that ho idea of, ,tho tank "onslaught, and he marvelous secrecy that preceded the sudden last Tuesday, may be duo lo Gen. IJvng himself. Is 55 years old. His wife, who vns Mario Kvelyn ton before her marriage In 1302, ,s well known In England as a novel- ist. His grandfather, the first "Karl of Trafford. was a noted English marshal, George Byng ths Earl of Is the seventh son Traffori. As TOLD BY EARL STAIR exceedingly witty Imprompt remark Is credited to the Ear of Statr, who has recently returns from captivity in Germany. It Was his ancestor, the first Ear yhO'WAs mainly responsible for the Massacre of Glencoe, and In revenge Highland woman called down a fearful curse on his house, prophe- sying among other things that the future" holders of the title would die childless, And, as a matter ot fact, the sec- ond, third, fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth earls to-nay of the 'Curse of persisted the lady, was the guarded reply. "Though as regards fho third and sixth carls, at nil events, there was nrhat Ihe lawyers M'ould call 'con- rlbulory "How camo the puzzled In- "VlfolK Ton madam, neither of hem" got tnllilant and ITE? over and clcctlOTi comrs Ih the provlncft, soHlers' members will (o exitt. Their seats arc only temporary The'elidlon which plated MEu desire lo slash valuable plc- luros or throw Or stonca fif Etalntr] So radica are some of the autfraielUs over litre and 01 McAiInm'A fery mne nttitodc upon r.f) important A qucfftlofl that dho wrote most 'spitefully about Mlu McAdRrnsJj "antagonism towards 'nl women one -wo- that Ilk The waa (tut Miss Me Adims was bombarded wl In lette from twomen from aH ot UH gall wllli nearly subject of Khg and he THE EX-CZARINA'S TRAIN HK Mario of Huisli tha possessor of Ihe 'most Qxurious Koyal iraln In es lima led fo riavo cost the Russian Government something her .visits lo this; Mlatlal train used lo wait fotVhef at' rfeulogno at. a 'cost ttniics a ready at to convey hpr across Ihe COflUncnt when her v'sil as ended, ho its laureate. Since of tho present cenlury ATfQTHKH Til IKK. JJOWBVBR, (he man who lie Is jr'olng lo have hla nwu way fcfttr raarrUge la apt lo another thiak comfnK In atler he tradition ot the nrlllsh army h-_ rouhd Ils centre and its expression n Atdershot, the plade where mtn are trained. Sir Douglas. Ha iff and :he oilier "new men" are men of thai radlllon. ,-It-ls ft Lradtlion of anO' 16 ciolihe. Under this discipline, as dis- from1 the kind of training hat Ihe laymen might possibly call more the men parndrj and larndc ond parfttlC'and "form Thay learri to resjtond ruilomatlrally lo (flrcctlons, to orders unfaJl- ngly cvr-i In Iho rnlilsl of unsjioak- tble contusion anil .horror, to be perfect In their mnfltery of detail. No' Time for Thinking A prepared for a bft when .he Is (aught (hlngs iat depend on rils a Brl- l'rsh 'In battle the sol- dier cnn't Ihlnk. "He riiURJ to to'do the rlghl thing without think- ing1. Thai (s iPio reason for Iho dis- cipline that wen like aland for, aS opposed to tho other type of training, If you need.any Argument excellence of tfie kind of dls- cipllno training obtained fit Nothcravon, which mnUa Iho little hrmy nhsolutcly se- cond to none In efficiency, you c.in find It in the rntro ffict tbnl when the new nrmlea were (mined In Ihe mMat fit Ihls they irnlncd in Just thai way. That Is how Hyiiff Canadians. Ant! look at, Ihoafi Thcre'n nolhlpVto btftt. them. woa (n charge at Vimy tne offfcer Eidilcd, "and certr'niy Vnn lhat show WcllJ" tn thtfl war df-ncrflt Ryr? "nas bad iiQtat'lfl record of succtsfi, Aflcr being "with Ih6 Rrltlgh Kxpcdl- llonary Force In the twttTe ihal be i' heforO Atilwerp wi.i nTacec the Third CavrtTry 'Ififoii llial in ads Ihe nlrtnd before end ;tfirual back th ithe etmt- of Ihc 23ft1 Army Corps on the laonzo, following1 IjrltHant successes achieved In his leadership of a divi- sion opcrntlntr on Inc 'To hla talonl fl.i an organ- says un Italian "Is ed grcnl personal and Vol- canic energy. Dint -jljhors lama cx- ics, is Intbbrahl of iMrsoM inblilcfl, nml hence is not only lov- ed Ijut.nhn by, Jils.men."