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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 16, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta ) THE BRAINS OF CANADA^No.34. RowelVs Reputation Enhanced Since War B^gan Leader of Ontario Liberals, His Unflagging: Devation to National Cause Has Wok Favor on AllSiies-^' . . � . A Man of Courage and Visioni tJy AHTHUR HAWKES. FEW T.oronto Tor|ea who have been chastened by tho war aiid fwhOso, mciitftllty flourisUea In  rreen old ago have almost reached tlie llJnll bf boUevlnB thnt a itian irtay, by thrt extremity of Divine mercy', �� a-.Christian and at the same time a Liberal gentleman. They don't liang around bragging of Iholr grtSat discovery becatiBi^ the Impulse .to ciiaj-fty l� so very apt to be Misleading. So many Uborala have been born bad and have grown worse tliat :even Mr. Howell, bosomed though, he ia In the Conferences of the Mcthodlat Church, And.secretly convinced by the Committoc of One Hiindrad, "mlirht any day fall from BTaw,. Ho SEEMS all lifflit. Quite llk�ly'Ho tries to lio honest-a few '.>cent lieople think bo, .and IJoyd Qecrpo, you know, has turned out bettor" tlv^ilt wo thdurht possible a few years njro.'l In rn'.glit now be ntfced to tea and"Uiu silver cabinet left' unwatchod.' ' Not fjiiahy'of rl.Uo lino old .vintaeo �f Panilij�.^5omp-jct dayo are left,: of eui:s by nearly a hundred repre-sontallye men from Quebec who Knowl that : their Province^ cannot fumlMi tHe succeseor' torSfiff^UfrW Laurlif; \ i^t V, Unappredated Stategmen Pod^ITICALi meetings become surfeited with partisan laudation evenjjhe subjects of which are only fbolirfi enough, ttf believe about forty-eight per cent, of what they hear.. Mackbnsle King w'hen 'he was in the. Cabinet used to confide to ad-ni^rlng audiences that really Sir 'Wilfrid iwoutd have been much wiser if he h^ chosen 'the honorable friend by hi* side, rather than himself, for the portfolio of tiobor. The honorable trlend woiiid' smile a slcklv smile, which the' crowd regarded us the I^st proof of modepty; and lin^ cthep, mark ,would be chalked upon the winding i^talr of poUtloaJ llabllltv and *eIiabiHtS'. Between Halifax and �Victoria there are. at' least nlnety-s,?veApoIiycal leaders w'ho have more quality, than ^Gladstone' ever showed. A Niew BrbnRwIck Senator told me Ibst'-yeor that, the eighteen Nova ^cotians 'are the eighteen ablest methbisrs.Qf the House of Commons: Theil/iberaV iparty in the Legislature In t>ib; faji of ISiJ was a dispirited rumff. i Its leader was about the only maiiyin It wltii a reputation for tn-telleotual distinction. That was allied :io a tejitiperainental distinction y.-1tlc(i bampeirod hla attention to duty. The .(party's policy Was apostollcMn thls-4-that It seemed to take po thoui^iit Of the morrow. , A baker's dozen In the. Legislature could scarcely be :lield to represent all the defeated li^berallsth of the constituencies. An ejection wtui coming on. The, Do-rnlnibn Liberal party had ijoefi smaaiied. Prestige was groggy. Who could'bring salvation nigh? Whence Game Rowell? PLAINLY it was a long, lonp road office. The folly that had caused the liberal party to hang on to enjolument when.lt was clear that It diion 'boliticians whoa* ideols wore all of the~ earth earfby. New blood, unspoiled blood was needed if 8.O.S. were not to become' the perpetual slogan of tho b'ncerpotent Liberal party. So they wcntto Rowell and showed him tho jient'end. ragged mantle v.r'hlo'h had b�en-lon throe: sorry Elljulu within four ywars. "Tdks it," thoy eaki, ''and .n�r--God bless you, for .^o\Jody elao I He Kei>t (he MtUttle ROWSJtiL rotrr*a to hi� clascfcinUi i .vthB tsttprea .garment, whlTe tr.oy'tarrlftd in Ihivoutni court. When h� camo out, hoavy-eyinl.^ ae men *;�:>: wl'.n have ^rsi^tlcd-with an un-Uliul,iate and a bocIo.!dc(l..futura, ho aid: ^'.'StruntT' t'�ni{)�rancc- thread la tho only thing that; will hold these pieces together and .to' me,** . And they said: "Thy thrtad shall be our thread.". And he k�pt the mantle, �Where. Is that .mantlccnttwT With the aid of WilllatH Of PtttNdim and ^llllam'of the Sobit hw* become as good as now. >" How big a^ man la Bowell? That is a .national' question. He has shown 'more of the qualities of ., a modern Liberal statesman than ,any. of the official leaders who have boon longer In "tho game." According to opportunity, none has moasurbd up to war conditions as he has. teirt Is he |3ig enough for the big sphere? Is it In him to supply national leadership in Canada as Lloyd QeorgB has supplied it in Britain? ' UsuuJIy,  whe.^^ me.! stait out to m.'iUe a leader . they make ohfy a mistake. The eenluu for leadership must show Jtsnlf as the genius for poetry does. The poet writes poetry; tho leader leads; ..^ lot. of' political children, who ride in limoiislnos and faro sumptudusly, every day .have got it into their heads tl;a!n:hl8 country la dying- for a business aduijinlstra-tlon, and thoy think that a great businens man is s-olngr to slibvr it how to save Its'soul; and this democracy is going to "ITS thrille'd by men who dotcflt democracy. it He the Ubetak Moses? THAT sort o( man 'vvijl not qIiooso a man like Rowell, That sort of man has gat to learn what his compeer in Bi-ltaln learned when he turned to tho aforetime rojocted, de-.  Evortrbody kSoiws that public service has meant pecuniary loss to Mr. Rowell-^serlousloss.Mr. Warbur-toi), director-general* for the Coipmlt-ttfe of One Hundred, issued a".^tatS^' tmbht duriripihe,Nol^h-'ViriBst. 'Toron^ 'U� iMeoiion;i^y whlg,',tpo heavily ion tlioli' hands by reason of hick of (fjnploymaivt.-' Fov .tbolry. ^rt^lefa ore "Bomo hustlere" ln' and col-Ipotlvelj, an J tjib "VVur 'Cabliiol hits praotlcnlly continutmdJy : and i from day to dayr-"tl^(;. l9�p tho country il#�r3 us l:illv)njr and the -pioto it fcols I .'....... L. S. Atnery. we are working, the better for us and the country," one of its members is said to have remarked, the other dajy. And, with the representatives of the overseas Dominions . assembling in a few weeks to p.arttcl-paJt'B In the War Cabinet's deliberations, the Secretariat will more than ever have its hands fiill. Of the'three, War ^qflbln'et Secretaries, 'the .JBenipr'. Is Colonel Sir 'Maurice Hankey, While the two juniors, Colonel Sir Mark Sykes � and Captain I.,eopold Amery, are both Unionist Members of Pai'llament, the one representing Central Hull,, and the other ;Sou.lh Blrminslialni-a remarkably strong triumvirate, It ia geneniily believed. - Sir .Maurioo Hankey was hold in tho lilEhesli-'^reT gard by Mr. Aaqul'th, who ijersopally reposed great confidence in him; ,Hb hnsi uniquo aunlificiitionB for his pre'i sent post. He was otlucated at Rugby, a-ad joined tho Royal Marine Artillery, catering the Naval' Iivtolll-gonco Department. Ho spent a ycttr as IntelUgenco officer lu the Mediterranean. In XSOS iK Wa.-j. a.ppol().tfi,4' Assistant, Set Yorkshire landpwrver, , and .is married to a daugh.ter .of the' late Sir ;john Gorst and a sister of the late Sir BIdon Gorst, British. Agent aitd �Odnsijl-General in EqjT>t. He has traveled widely and.- written much; Captain .Leopold Amery, the third Secretary, is no s'tranger to Canada, having visited this country on more than one occasion, and being married U>. a-flister of Sir Hamar Greenwood,.' Tliere are those who do not like CaptaJn Amery overmuch. And beyond "qijes'tion, he is assertive as well las'able. But of hlis ability there oan be no question. He made h)s jnai-k at Oxford, taking a double-first'arid suteeciucnlly becoming n Pellow.of Now College. He made hia mark rin Journalisin, being on tlie edltoriial staff of t.lio Times, and editdng'the Times' Hictory of tho . Sbuthv'African War. Ho has made hlK.'mj^rlt in the Houvo of Commons as affwiU-lnfbrmed, though not vary niUjl, critic. Though ;;t one time pri-..vat.d fefcfarotnry to UovA CoUir'lnect General Ulrich Wil!e ^D-IE only general m the Swiss army-Should a German invasion occur in. Switzerland General Ulrich Wille would be in command of the entire Swiss army. JOSEPH CHOATE GREAT AMERICAN A Wonderfully Charming Personality, a Splendid Intellect, a Courtly Gentleman. KINDLY. KEEN, SUAVE Distinguished Jurist and Former Ambassador Eighty-Five . This Month. acceptance would interfere with his political future. So msich. tli,at 1b erroneous has been printed concerning the German birth and connections of Lord Milner th.at the boat scr\-ice one can render him is to place the facts before the public as they really are. His grandfather was an Englishman of the name of .T.ames Rlcbard-son Milner, who established himself as a merchant at Dnsseklorf on the Rhine a few years after the battle of Waterloo. He dropped the name of .Tames and called himself, Richard Milner, marrying at Dusseldorf a German lady of the name of Sophie Von R.ippard. In 18'Jo Richard Mliner and his wife moved to Neuss. They had several sons; oif these one became a professor of. the Public school or "gymna.sium" of Kreuznach. Another son took orders in the Lutheran Church and became pastor of a small town In the Rhine Province. A third son flouri-ihed as a landeTl proprietor and magistrate in the Province of Posen. Bom at Gieasen THE fourth son, namely, tlin father of Lord Milner, came into the world at Neuss, his birth being registered there on the 20th of June, 1830, under the Gernian name of Karl. He received his education at Bonn, at Gleesen and at Tubingen, where he took his medical degree in 1856. In 1853, being then a medical student of twenty-three, he married at the British Consulate at Cologne a Mrs. Cromle. She was of Irish descent, being a daughter of Major-General Ready of the British army. A tittle less than a year afterward their son Alfred, now Lord Milner, was born at Glessen. From ISSl to 1S67 Dr. Karl Milner practised in London, not by virtue of on Engli^i medical degree, but by virtue of his diploma from the University of Tubingen. After six or seven years of existence In London, during which he sei-ved in the volunteer regiment known as the Queen's Westminsters, Dr. Milner took his family back to Germany, where he accepted a professorship at the University of Tubinger/, and where his wife, who is said to have been a vei-y clever and Intellectual woman, died on the eve of the outbreak of tho Franco-Germah war in 1870. Alfred, her son, the present Lord Miltier, was devoted to his mother. He inherited from her all .her British ideas, views, pre.ludices and tastes.' Tho union between mother and son was exceptionally closcf, and it w.as at her instance that he determined to grow up, not as a German, but as an Englishman. HEX it is realized that Joseph Hodcrcs Chonto, famous lawyer, aml>ns.=iador, publicist, and gentleman, wn.t 85 years old on .lununry Si, It must aI.>io be realized thnt the Anglo-.Saxon world's appreciation of this grpat American which tho occa.slon again spontaneously called forth is undlmmed by pa.HSing years, writes H. Mcrian Allen in the New York Outlook. Uniting tho highest intellectual gifts and attainments with innate integrity, simplicity, and refinement, he to-day resembles no one more than the chivalrous, cultured, invincible William Pitt, Lord Chatham. One is impressed at once -with tho stahvart frame and massive head. ITr. Choatc always has been, and still i.s, .a handsome man. The features arc of cl.assic mold, and in eyes, nose, and mouth the physical side of him is distinctly reminiscent of England's ISth century War Minister. Tho no.se is straight and prominent. Tho brown eyes reveal subtle and varied po'Wers of expression; they can dart fire, droop in Irony, sparkle with humor, beam in kindness, or melt in sympathy. About the mouth rests, a decided ch.irm; unconcealed by mustache, the lips are neither compressed nor full. Firmness is there, but .a smile lurks within. Grcyi.sh-brown hair, parted in tho njiddlc over a broad forehead, closely cropped side whls-ker.s, and f.aultless dress complete a description of a truly courtly democrat. With a face lighted up as only Mr. Choate's can be, welcome will be voiced in hearty but musical tones, containing, too. Just a suspicion ot Yankee twang, not at all unpleaslng. That betrays the man's Mas.sachus-etts origin. Has Keen. Wit TRULY here is a personality at once picturesque and magnetic. Other men have challenged the world with intellect, but they have taken themselves at all times seriously. Mr. Choate has not done this. 'While one admires the learning, world knowledge, and grace of diction that distinguish America's former Ambassador to Groat Britain, there is a something else which has aided in setting him apart as so real an influence. It is the permanent social genius of the man, created , by his democracy, smoothed to finish by his tolerance, and memorably lit up by a charming wit which illumines all else, and has kept his mind and body young at five years beyond the fourscore. His six years' stay at the Court of St. James' was one uninterrupted triumph; it is not too much to say that he enjoyed greater popularity In England than any of his predecessors, with the possible exception of Lowell. Many an International wrinkle was ironed out by a timely Joke. Indeed, as an after-dinner speaker his renown has equaled that held by any other in the United States for several decades. On one occasion when a candidate for judicial honors had been spoken of in his hearing, the great lawyer, with drooping eyes and the utmost iMerbert C. Hoover the Belgium Relief Commission, head of the great organization that works unceasingly to keep the souls of the Belgian people in their, starved bodies. He has como to America once more to .ask that the United StJites do her share in supplying a,part of the ?200,000,000 which Belgium must have or perish. "Th� situation in Bel.wim is the worst since the beg-inning of the war. 3 have come home to ask for mora funds." This photograph was specially posed and taken after his arrival in New York. suavity, remarked: "Ah, yes: a capable young man, a very capable young man. In his 14 years' term he may learn enough to be a judge." At a certain New York bar dinner, after a p,rosy raconteur had nearly succeeded in emptying the room, this versatile humorist saved the evening with his first words. "Mr. Chairman and gentlemen," said he, "we are all la^vp'cfs here to-night-except the Judges." Many Lovable Sides NOTHER time, during a will case, Mr. Choate was cross-examining one Felix McClusky, who had testified to certain facts very injurious to the great jurist's case it allowed to stand. The first question asked was: "Is it true,'Mr. McClusky, that you have general repute as the modern Baron Munchausen?" "You are the second blackguard that has asked me that question in. the last week!" shouted the -svitness, red of face and neck. Whereat it does not need a lawyer to point out that McClusky'.s credibility'.was greatly impaired In, the eyes of the jury. The astute counsel had gained his point. , Of course Mr. Choate's name Ls not unknown in the world of politics. It figured among the foremost in the tight against Boss Tweed in 1871- its bearer was largely Instrumental in breaking up that infamous ring. When, after more than forty years, Mr. Choate retired from the active practice of law, he had accumulated a large fortune, while his annual tees could not have amounted to much, if any, less than one hundred thousand ' dollars. A great deal of wonderment was expressed then that he should be willing to give up such an enormous Income to accept a position payr Ing but a little over ilTfiOO a year. But the gifted scholar and genial man of the world was not money-mad. He always had hod strong domestic tendencies, not the least lovable of his rtiany lovable sides being a deep affection for Mrs? Choate. Everyone has heard how, when once asked who he would rather be if not himself, he replied, "Mrs. Choate's second husband." K KING A BUSY MAN ]NO GEORGE.is ?. busy man these day.'!, and devotes himself without cca^ni^ to tho business of kingship. His army and his navy and his Jiirships-hs thinks of very little else-unless Ms consort and his "kiddies," as he still calls them, are sometimes excepted. Nothing is allowed to interfere with Tils work, and e. experience into the lite of Albert Stanley-the plain name by which ho was known at tho old Duffleld School In Detroit-and flushed with his successes he came to England to put his American training to practical use in the business world here, becoming manager of that vast system of surface and underground traffic in London-the greatest in the world-known as ths-Ijondon Consolidated Underground and OVriiiral Motorbvs As8oci�i.tion,. tt'a.' jiia'tnic came to him later, and now the gi-eater honor has come- the first man of American business' training ever to enter the .British Cabinet. Sir Albert's long life in America has given him the look of an American business mnn. Ho speaks like a man from the Middle West-with a constant strain of good natui-o and good' humor, particularly when he recalls tho hard knocks he received when ho was gaining Ws American experience. "American experience Is a groat asset to anyone," said Sir Albert. "Travel and experience-those aro the only means of getting an actual In-sig'ht into the 'real character and methods of a counti-y. It can't be done by reading boaks. It is not a.;', matter of theory, but of practice. Tp� ; must go to a country If you wan't'.^to understand it; live in It and �row up \ in it." ',,,'<� . ,| �;.::.-�':;�'. ..." y-''t.' A-'-.7.'.:''"^-.^:'?i ;