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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta "HENTAND WOMEN IN-THE JPUBLIC -EYE T SENATOR GORDON 1IIO t'K'valion of (iooi'Kt; of (MmpatanH a music li'i.eher, "noHFC-ss.Hi of u little one ut'tui-nuon, who assorted: "I'm not going to support you this time." The f (inner representative Inquired If he had any valid reason for going back Dii him, mid sought to meet the situ- ation diplomatically. All tho explana- tion the agitated youth would give was "your party In rot Ion." "Oil what grounds do you huso that ventured Mr. Gordon, quite unruffled by the rude reply. "Well, your party is that's why." was tho warm rejoinder. "A very good reason, do- cliirfd Mr. Gordon, "and about us logi- cal and convincing aa'lhat of an addle- patcd fellow I knew when going to school. The boys asked him one day how he happened to have a wooden leg. hooking at the stump a moment, he drawled out: 'You BOO, it's like this. My governor he had a pejrleg. grandad liad one, and I guess it runs in tho blood.' "And concluded the lumber- man, "is about as clear and compre- hensive an excuse as some chaps fur- nish at election tlmo for deserting tho Kcnat'or George Gordon. learning that, i-i n dangerous was talking about tho vocal gifts of a slaughter of f.-ne of Mr. Gordon'? Con- stituents. IIo .approached tho M.P. when the latler was thinking more of things in his.own line, sucli as joists, deals, Scantling, etc. "The young lady possesses ti voice that Is smooth, sound, and of rare declared her enthusiastic in- structor. ijiiickiy ubtiurvuu Gordon, with well-feigned innocence, "she ought to have, for her father worked in my lumber yard, mid tlie child often play- ed .in the sawdust." Another story told of Mr. Gordon is that lie met a hot-headed young voter party ranks." Wlm I.H Imltl, ami whose appearance counts, cannot di) bctlnr than Invest in The only jicrfcctly-eonstrueleii article of 'its kind manufactured. Any man who wears one will ton he feels better, for Hip i wonderful proieutUm to the head, mil you may yourself the decided improvement in his u.ppCiil This toupee i.s fefUherwoisht, impossible to 1 teit illow, lation to.tlio heiul. aiui ivill outlast ix of any oilier noas'ruciinn We -urge every bald man to call for demonstration, that we may pitint out to him the wonderful qualities of thU loupee. and why In? cannot "afford to ha without one. To those who cannot call, we will send our catalogue, which gives full pttTliculard. We a spat-lul de- partment for mail orders, and per- fect sat Israeli OH !s s'uaninieen on placed, through this department.. The Borenweud Co. of Toronto, 103-105 Yange St., Toronto A QUARTER BROKEN BV the departure of George A. C. Phillips for Calgary, tovbo super- intendent for the 'C-P.H. Telegraph Company there, a notable vocal quar- tet of has.been uroKen after nineteen years together. The four are Aid. H. MY Yeomans of "Ward Two; James Simpson, the well- known labor leader; Leslie" Itooke. business manager of the Home Journal, and Mr. Phillips. Nineteen years ago, tlio four of them were boys, they began to sing together, finally mustering up suffi- cient courage, to take part in large public entertainments. It was not long until they were singing at Mas- sey Hall concerts, and they visited nearly all the towns and cities around Toronto. They regarded it (is rather a remarkable thing that-they were able to stick together for almost a ECOTG of years. THE EX-SULTAN WHILE at Versailles, Mulai Hafid, ex-Sultan of Morocco, who is Europe at the present -time, showed a childish fondness for the zoological gardens, and will probably regret for the rest of his days his In- ability to buy some of the wild beasts whereat hu gazed yearningly through the iron bars of cages. At the Bois de Boulogne how- ever, '.ho ex-Sultan wss able to buy cockatoos at price's varying from to apiece, and obtained two cranes 'Alter. At the JorUn des PI antes 'he contemplated a couy of the skeleton ihe clip lode ecus with pro- found astonishment, "What's -the he asked, and "Where's the Ho was unable to retrain from.-" ex- pressing disgust when informed Hint the skeleton was not for sale, and went off anil .consoled himself watching a Jlulttl Hand's horror of tunnels was j again in evidence as he was about to leave for Lyons. Ho paced sta- lion res'tauraivl in a state of great 1 agitation, which was only soothed when he caught sight of the stiff linen collar .of the Maltre d'Hotel. After inspection of the neckwear tho ex-Sultan jubilantly acquired H for ?1. i SENATOR CORBY People's Harry" is tho favor- 1 ite iitle for Henry Corby oil Kelluvllle, who has just been called to i the Senate by Premier ]3ordcn. There was never if. more popular or open- 1 hearted man in Eastern Ontario than "Senator Corby. His sifts to his native city have been many and generous. Among them may bn mentioned a. pub- lic park and one of the finest-equipped Public buildings in Canada. j There were no stringent stipulations 1 in any of his donations to the munici- string attached thut so much inonfiy must be raised by tlio citizens before the offer took effect, etc. Of t a Denial disposition anil affable man- jcr, "Harry" Corby, who practically j knew everyone In his riding, never stopped for an introduction when- he West Hastings he always carried the Beat hands down, and it was difficult to get a standard-bearer to oppose him. Aa a campaigner and organizer, he has few equals. Ho always Im- bued his followers with tho of work, work, work, until tho last .vote was cast on polling day. On. tho night previous to each election, .Mr. Corby would hold rousing meetings in the opera houses at Trenton, auu Itelle- ville, which wore the chief centres of tihfiire tho riding was ex- tended north. ,'Tho Candida to would 6peak at both places the Manic evening, driving from one point to the other. At each of these final ralllBB he would wind up his stirring remarks by de- claring: "Now, gentlemen, we aro go- ing to win is; if, you all get out early and labor as you have been doing during the past few weeks. Remember, our opponents are not asleep. It's the last lap that counts the most Keep your efforts up for just twenty-four hours longer, and we will have a-magnificent di-monstration right here to-morrow night. I want everybody to come." Could such an appeal be restated? It was electrifying on the eve of battle. Jlr. Corby resigned.his seat In the Commons in 1901. owing to ill-health, and was succeeded by Mr. K. Porter, the able Belleville lawyer. Of late years, the newly-created Senator has spent much of his time traveling, and to-day feels better than ho' haa for many years. PRINCE AS AUTHOR HM1E Crown Prince.of Germany has written a hook anent his hunting experiences in Britain and India. He recalls them with evident pleasure, and throughout he adopts a very" ap- preciative attitude. He was particu- larly Impressed with country house life and English hospitality, as the fol lowing excerpt shows: "These English country houses are, to my taste, the most elegant and at the same time the most eomfortablr "laces imaginable. In ray 'Indian sketches I have already paid tribute to the wonderful hospi- tality of the. Briton, and 1 should like to mention it again now. Each guest is delightfully cared for In a house of this kind, and the care is so quietly and "PAT" AS TEACHER' the Sunday when their Royal Highnesses, tho Puko and Duchess of Connaught and Princess Pulrlcln were In Victoria, n.O., In September, ;ho Duke'and the Princess attended .he morning .service at Christ Church leaving. Princess The German Crown Prince. Princess Patricia. Senator Hnrry Corluj. ran -across a new-comer. Ho had a how mid a pleasant word for sill. Ditr- Ins- thv thirteen years that lie tint lit CommoiiH as representative for charmingly exorcised that the recipient Is never allowed to realize that the host is putting himself to any trouble on his behalf. The English excel in this of genial and thoughtful en- tertaining." He contrasts the mistaken idea that prevails !n Germany tbnt a guest must bo, always amused: "There is nothing of the kind in England. The meals arc all at settled hours, and at these the 'house party' foregathers. Unless there is something special on foot, such us a shoot, each one is absolutely his own nuister In the Intervals. As these 'house parties' are usually composed o' light bear ted young men and very of- ten of beautiful women, there is ev-jry reason why you should have a delight- ful time. The whole house nnd homo of the host is in the fullest sense ai iho word at the guest's absolute (liKpusai. He has only to say the word, and he can ride, motor, fish, shoot, sail, play tennis, or golf, i? nt His hand He has only got to choose. 'Hie Scottish castle in which T found mvself was typical of this perfect hos- pitality." KAISER'S TROUBLES TTR rumor." that have bnon rife for some time post, that tho health nr ucrmaii tompresa'Ms gravely tm- pxircd seems to bear n certain amount r truth !r. of the it In nituie the Crown Princess trmnny is to ttJro the place of the Kalserin at the biff Court functions. Majesty, who is older than the Kaiser, is aiud to have re- cently with heart trouble. K aeems that that Is the reason that she took the curtj at Pad Xauhclm last spring, instead of accompanying the Kaiser to Coreau. It la also reported that the of Princess Louise herself is not too satisfactory, and as a matter 'of fact, In causing some anxiety. Tho iPrincoss for years has suffered from n i chronic ear trouble. For miiny years tho Kaiser himself luul a similar trou- ble, but aa a result of bis cruisea In northern waters a cure wan effected. 'TO add to his troubles, thp Kntacr'H i relations with hla oldest son an; said bo becoming more strained. Patricia promised Dean Doull that she would return In tho afternoon and take one of the classes In the Sunday School. She did so and was given charge of a class of young girls from six years' upwards. The topic was the first verse of Hymn 4J7 of the Hymn Book, well known to all Eng- lish Church people by its first line, "Brightest and best of the sons of the morning." There are four lines to the first verse of the hymn, the last j one reading "Guide where our Infant. Redeemer is laid.' Princess Patricia managed to secure "answers from the children us to the meaning of "the first three lines of the verse, but whe i she asked" what was, the meaning of the words, "Our Infant there was an absolute si- lence on the port of ihe pupils. "Surely." .said 'the Princess, "some of you know what these words mean came the answer from one of the children. "I know, it means our Bishop." And It Is said that Princess Patricia Is telling ihe story Jiersolf as an ii lustration of tlie influence of Bishop Roper In his diocese. HE COLLECTS FLEAS T HE life ambition of one of the world's richest men ITc possesses them from fleas from South America, fleas from Europe, fleas from the Arctics, and fleas froih Australia. Big fleas, little fleas, medium sined ones, fleas with spots and fleas without 'em. The Hon. Charles Rothschild, son of the late Lord Rothschild, and a member of the richest family in the world, loves them all and has resolved 'his life into one grand song whereof the refrain is fleas, fleas, fleas. In the zoological museum owned by his brother, Wr.ltor' Rothschild, at Thrfng, a little town In Herefordshire, thirty miles from Charles Rothschild wanders among his flea cabinets, gloating over his rare speci- mens, planning the capture of more. For flftuen years he has pursued fleas persistently, internationally, paying large sums or small sums to achieve his desire, until now his fjeu collection ranks as the greatest in the world. The average person imagines there is but ono kind of flea, that which meets us somewhere in the middle of our backs and bites where WR can't scratch. Wrong. Bvcry dbg has his fleas, and even every cat. Practically every species of animal carries around excess baggage in the shape of an I Individually designed flea. Charles Rothschild possesses 450 types of Clu.. But his collection is not complete, not nearly complete, nnd the man wllo can tho silver fox. It was this elusive type! of lieu ihat had kept the ship so lona In Urn Arctlctj. The silver fox is hard to capture. Day after day tho crew of tho Bluebell trumped .tho wastes, setting, traps, hunting, and .searching, but tho stealthy silver fox refused to surrender. At last, however, patience had Its reward, and not one but many Inimitable specimens: of the silvered variety were brought to bottle and'to port.- Charles .ItothBclilld read cable- grams that night.find was jubilant. were- a few thousand dollars compared to a new make of flea? TOO MUCH-WEALTH WOOBROW WILSON, at a dinner Spring Lake, said of the niultl-mliilonalre: "After all, of his wealth is When think of a multi- millionaire's millions I am reminded i of a story about Gobsa Golde. j '.said Gobsa Golde 'oh" the terrace oE hla marble 'cotta'ge at English man-servants, whose sole duty Is to look after my sea bathing.' "Ho cleared his throat pompously I end continued: "'The first has charge oC my bath- the.sccond takes care of tho i bath houses and the showers, and the third, in a small boat, acts a kind of lifeguard to me.' 'But the does the fourth a listener asked. j "'Oh, he takes my bath. Sea bath- i Ins always 1ms a depressing effect on I :ny heart-' EXPERT TESTIMONY DR. GEORGE DRAPER, of the Rockefeller Institute, dlscuefiiiiK woman's work in the world, said: "And thdfi. mind you, leaves eMld- faearing out of count- Two women sat one day on, a wind-swept ocean'pier The first woman had three beautiful children, tiie other waa childless. The childless woman, gazing wistfully out over the tumbling bin P. water, said: 'I'd give ten years of my life to have three such children as yours.' 'Well, three children cost about the other woman answered gravely." TO EVERYBODY DR. J. T. GILMOUR. Warden of the Centnl Prison, was for some years member for West York In the tho church, undertook to Interview Sir William ai hla office for a sub- scription their church build- But Sir William did not '1 tlrnt way and his discouraged. 'Now, look here. Sir he said finally, "I'll make you a pirbpoiil- lon. You will give me "a'cheque for this morning for new church or you will come io the Metho- dist church to my pew next Sunday morning at eleven o'clock." And Sir William hurriedly reached for hU cheque hook- THE "BOSS" OF B.C. HON. THOMAS W; PATKRSON. tho Lieutenant-Governor of British" Is, to' a certain ex- tent, unvaried in' 'the strictest' doc- trines of social etiquette; which- IB npt to be wondered at when It is: known that previous to ot the gubernatorial office, ho ''was beat known as .a railroad wltli> out any claims to. social-distinction. It is, therefore, .no't. at that during thb recant'Royal visit to Victoria Mr. Inclination to regard himself aa aa big a man as tho Duke. On the night oE the big reception, to their iifssea in the beautiful-'.- legislative buildings of Victoria., his1 Honor en- tered the building wearing, lila silk.hat, and, although accoii.panied. Mrs. Patersim and" thtering'; upon, ah ai- sembly 'of ladles and gentlemen la cvtnlnr dress, he did not remove It until tho drawlM roomt. by vate secretary some time hla Honor IB said to navo all the trouble about, I tho liosi of this Heut.-Gov. Patterson; UNCLE THOMAS TALKS OF SIMPLICITY OF OUR DUKE The Sage of Coboconck Says His Visit to Canada Will Have Effsd. of Making Us Lovers of Simple Living Rather Than of Ostentation. By if. MclT, IT was with a species of awe that the early pioneer ot our Uncle Thomas from Cobocohk read in the morning paper that the Duke of Connaught, to whom he Invariably re- fers, as Queen Victoria's son, was to be placed in a motor car and driven from the North Toronto Station to the King Edward Hotel, where Queen Vic- toria's son was to take luncheon with four hundred members of the Canadian Club attired in their usual business clothes. Uncle Thomas has retired from farming 'life and Coboconk-. Ha now resides on one of our.moat ad- vantageous side streets. His views on real estate, motor cars, the City Council, church-going in the city, and the coat of living, are more exciting than any dime novel. Uncle Thomas is a weiM'eafl man. For some un- Dr..J. T. GHmour. Ontario and us such was a constant altondnnt at social gather- ings of all kinds throughout the rid- irrr. To a filend who met him nt r, function rcctntiy, he expreased dislike for such n.ffi-'irs, as he Imd difficulty in remomboring names and faces. "But how did-you get along when In enquired his friend. You had this sort of thinsr nil the time then." repl'eil tho doctor, "when I 1 was in polttli-s I took no chances. I j spoke to everybody." MACKENZIE'S CHOICE SIR WILLIAM MACKENZIE Is not noted us n devoted church-goer, but being a Mackenzie he could hardly resist the appeal for a subscription to the building fund for a new Presby- terian churr.ii on the iiiii not far 1'roni yet could they, make them loyal If they weren't, which they always havq been, according to the brlnglngrtip mothers dajs of Queen Vic- toria. .The'real effect of the presenco of a royal In Canada has twen to act as a counter-irritant to spread millionairelem Unclo Thomas, waving the hand Which he withdrew for. the purpose from tha bosom of his frock coat, "If I see Bill {Brown and his family riding to church every Stir.day morning In their new automobile, which I do every living Sunday since I came to Toronto, what do I say to them' I say to Bill Brown, whom I can remember distinctly col- lecting potato bugs In his hat, on his way home from church, when potato bugs were at their thickest, 'Are you a I say to Bill Brown And he answers, 'No, Thomas, I am nothing but a bloated, millionaire.' 'Youi only Rothschild drcsn't possess is on the way to gratitude nnd money. For England's great flcn expert is willing to spent] money when Ii oral years ago he ieainur. tlia.t tin- sliver fox of the Arctic regions spe 0." n brand of flea not a I. ill. common. lie flea. Ai first be considered oflerlng a rewaro of So.OOO for it, but later decided to send an expedition that would he sun. ZAl psrifHii! insect and no other. It was not long before the gouu zlilp Bluebell cleared from Quebec and the sltjppcr, F. G. Simpson, had orders not to return until he had captured that bright, nnrticular flea. A year went by. The Bluebell re- j maincd in the region of Ice and snow.! Another ynar four. Then into Quebec came tho good with n happy shipper and a Jubilant crew. The carso was of fleas from the polar benr. the thick "H tllta Mack nzie. Hum home. A new Methodist hntr of which form., n Haven Cor howwCP( WM nlao ,n courae Uons