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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta A KNIGHT WHO DNSPURS Sir Robert Laud Borden De- serves the Title Conferred by His Majesty. 15 HARD-HEADED MAN With Neither Imagination No: Emotion Keeps His Own Counsel Not an Orator. By M. OriATTAN ROnEHT LAIRD UOF.DL.N, K.C.M.G., is a Nova Scotlan United IDmph'o Loyalist stotK uhd that fact is Hie key to his char- acter. 'The Nova Scotlan United Em- pire Loyalist is very Hard-headed a i1 very long-headed, and there IB not a harder or longer head in politics th i tlio Prime Minister of Canada. Helms a cool judgment and a faculty for foresight which malce him a for- midable rival and a dangerous oppo- nent. Ho has no Imagination and no emotion. His intellectual power is solidly masfilvc, lie is a genuine Nova, Scotiari and Britisher In Ms adherence to tho prose facts of poli- tics. Sir Itobert not a pliable being. lie floes not try to please for the sake of pleasing. He has the ability to go his own way without considering feelings cC others. Nova Scotlatis, inore or less, seem 1o possess this quality of self-isolation. They do not deliberately tread upon corns, but they arc not easily wheedled or man- aged. They have a preference for going straight ahead and cutting through obstacles, rather than cir- .ciimvcnting- them. 'It they -are con- fronted with insuperable difficulties, they bide their time .without falling into a panic or a passion. They arc- a ti imperturbable people. They know bow to wait. Sir Tlobsrl's career since his entrance into the political arena is an ilustration of this XoVa Scblian Loyalist patience. He knows how to lie knows how to con- trol the petulance of deferred ambi- tion. He bas learned to avoid those errors which disqualify a statesman. He is no flexible opportunist, but on the other hand he is a master of non- committal tactics. He has always Sir Ito'ueri Eorden, been too cautious to immolate Ilia reputation, upon a forlorn hope an extreme enthusiasm. ITis mint instinctively drives him along n mid- dle course. He prefers to allow other 'men tn mnkn rash experiments. lie profits by the Impetuous haste oC less prudent natures. Ho would rather 'rise upon tho mistakes of others, than Lupnn. ihn speculative daring oE his own choice. He is never in n liurry for lift knows that most problems solve themselves if they are left alone. .And whenever he is forced to act, he prefers to err on the side of caution, rather than on the side of temerity. Ho realizes that modera- tion In politics Is a virtue, and tli inaction is a pardonable sin. Appeals to Moderate Men IT is these homespun virtues that liavo helped Mr, Borden hew, his way to tho highest of] the gift of the Canadian people. It is a notable fact that ho has built up hfo by appealing to tin central mass of moderate men. And whatever may bo said by heated par- It is certain that in Cauadn, as in other English-speaking coun- tries, the moderate men are, after all, generally In the majority. There Is i novor a permanent majority of ex- tremists. They may supply the drlv-' Ing power for the political machine, but it is the moderate man who con- r. trols it. Another Borden quality ia tneitur- iiify. The Conservative chieftain h nows how to keep his own counsel. 3Vo is the embodiment ot reserve nnd ri licence. He never thinks aloud. Tails gift of silence Is often Iho causo of: Irritation to his more emotional folflowerK. Yet Air. Uorden owes a of his success to his power of Jioldlns1 hia tongue and saying no- ho la not forced to sny, Ho Is not .iln orator In any sennc of tho word.' In this ho tha antithesis of Sir J-auricr. Tho Liberal is fnr his superior In all the, arts that dazzle and fascinate tho. fcop'iiluv. ImnijlnaUon. Sir .Wilfrid onj[ Kir J> A. 21. Aihins, K.B. the platform can be Irresistibly mov- ig. He can capture the emotions cf any audience, and 'melt tho most ob- durate antagonism into momentary admiration. 33orden does not try to melt or to move. If he did he would bo unsuccessful. He addresses Ma argument solely and wholly to the reason. He Is a great advocate, but is never relies on rljietoricf or senti- ment, or emotion. is prjtfcllcal, austere, ant :-rn. %V' Intensified CltnractcrisHcs VI3RYTHING in the new knight's j career has intensified his nat- ural characteristics. His intellect was shaped and moulded by the aca- demic tradition oE; the staid Gaming in his n Ifrovincej a net irought up Ifc theihvirbnrne'htVof a aw office, ho was laught to value tMn'lvinfMOoro highly than emo- .ional exuberance, to aspire after bal- ance rather than originality. And t was while being trained to the law hat Mr. Borden developed his power of mastering facts. His mind seems o have developed into an amazingly efifcent machine lor the digestion of practical politics. Whatever mistakes ie has made in the region of emotion, magination, and sentiment, lift has valked with sure footsteps in the region of facts. On the morning of lapt. 22, 1911, a''tVsk Hhat vould have submerged most men. But he mantle of his great predecessors tad fallen upon worthy shoulders. In ono session he convinced tho skepti- cal and delighted his friends. The diverse elements in the ranks behind him were brought together, fnction- sm routed, dangerous political stfoila skilfully avoided; liAVtf gone, and his" iave grown. A comparatively young nan, as statesmen go In this age, ha ms j-et before him many years o.f po- itical endeavor. Sir A. Aikins Knight of the West Has Spent Most of His Life ia Manitoba, Though Born and Educated in Ontario. SIR JAMES A. M. AIKINS, M.P. who was tho recipient pf knight bachelorhood this week is iho Hon. Clifford Sifton'a succes- sor in the representation oC Brandoi He is a son of the late Hon. James Cox Aikinb, who was appointed Konntor by Hoyal Proclamation at Confederation, and who, from 1882 until 18SC, was Lieutenant-G-overnor of Manitoba, Mr. Alklns, while borii in Ontario and educated at Upper Can- ada College and Toronto University, has spent the best yart of his life In Manitoba, where he has successfully practiced in the City of Winni- peg. At the. present time he is Oie senior barrister at the Manitoba Bar -and was Inl9'J12 president of tho Bar Association. From 'is7'J until 1806 ho was Manitoba Counsel for the Department of Justice, and In 1SSO ho was one of the Royal Com- missioners to investigate and report on tho .administration, of justice in the North-West Territories. He.hus been counsel for the Government of Manitoba, since 1900, so that hia.'re- marks on the boundary question in the House were regarded as an ex- pression of the views of that Govern- ment. Sir James, who was appoint- ed Q.C. in 1SS4, long before most of the .present members of the Manitoba h'ad been-admitted to practice, was'so'HcItor in Winnipeg of the Can- adian Pacific Railway, from the or- ganization of tho company until he withdrew to contest the Brandon con- stituency at the last general elec- tions. The new knight is a. man otvwidc general knowledge, and.'it is prising to hear that he takes, a'great interest in educational be- ing honorary bursar and a member of the council of Manitoba Univer- sity, and a director the Manitoba Agricultural College. Sir James is popularly known among: his numer- ous friends by reason 'of the initials of his names. His ora- tory is of the perfervid Bennet rtype." Some have called him a "wind-jam- Late S. H. Blake a Pillar of Anglicanism and Liberalism A 111 His Paradoxical Made Him a Strikingly Unique Character. Sir Charles Boucher cle Boucher- ville h 92, and Sits in Two Legislative Bodies. SIR GEORGE LAST OF THE OLD GUARD Only One of Sir John Macdon- aid's Colleagues Still 1 in Harness, OLDEST OF CABINET; Foster Not Adding Now to His 'Reputation as a Bitter Debater. HIS ACTIVE CAREER j Was Once Premier of Champion of Ultramontane Wing of Conservative Party. T have we. -kncnvn a nmji comparable' to Samuel LIume Efake, "who died this week in its seventy-ninth year. once, as has been said a thousand times, the bitterest tongue and the kindest heart "in the whole Dominion. loved 'verbal warfare, yet some of lia strongest -words of invective were Hrected i-against militarism.1 He had splendid --minQ, capable of quickly getting to the bottom of abstruse problems, but as a human being and as a believer in Christianity he was as simple as a child. His death re- moves one of the. great strpng pillars .Anglicanism; .'and Liberalism in Janada. Stories. qrc told wliich llustrate' "Sam" -Blake's paradoxical nature, his ability, and his generos- .tr. Never.- perhaps, but once did he en-. counter his eyual in the employment of.. and when .lie. once fell .foul of Edmund1- 33. Shep- iard, "when the latter was making Saturday Night a famous paper. Mr. Sheppard. .in one fiercely abusive "LORD WINSTON" :_ PEOPLE have been talking in, Eng- land about "Mr. Asquith'e honors or "Mr. phrase is allowed to pass on every- jody's lips except a Cabinet -Minis- .cr's. Downing Street, very properly nust maintain the respect clue to the Crown's and the Crown tseil: is zealous lest.the. real-source titles should bo obscured in the hubbub of party give-and-take re- garding the list Two or three years ago Mr. Winston -Churchill spoke in public of Mr. Balfour's creations "ITis sate the "reckless Winston, "are praised In the greal organs of the Conservative praised, that is, by editors whom he cerefully promoted to tho peerage when he was in office." The opening was too good to he lost Winston's remarks'were forward fid to Bucking- ham Palace, and condemned. "De- spite Mr. Churchill's ran a. statement supplied by tho King's secretary, "tho conferring of honors is still tho prerogative of tho Crown.' The snub was of unusual severity, and one may wonder.-if-the Crown will ever forgive Mr. Churchill to the cx- -tent of giving him a barony. McCUMBER IS SLOW KITED STATES Senator Porter A J. McCumbcr, North Dakota, who fought hard against reciprocity with Canada, can probably talk more seriously and more slowly than any man in American nubile life, A good shorthand reporter; or a good Jons- hand reporter, for that matter, ought to be ablo to take down one of Jlc- Cumbcfs speeches nnd write a letter homo between words. He delivers on the average- about 45 words a minute. Ho would not miss giving each lit- tle syllable Its full quola'bf lime for anything in tho world. for. ex-, ample, tho word y Ninii ;meii out of ten will word is If it were spelled "ev-ry." But no- like that occurs when Porter TktcCumber says it. He slowly and methodically pronounces ev-e-ry little syllable. If ho can make' twn syll- ables where only ono grew before, he will do It gladly. And the oddest thing about Mc- Sumbcr's deliberate utterance is that if ho becomes angered in debu'te he proceeds even more slowly than be- fore, tnlks louder, perhaps, but no faster. To those of us who arc half Inclined to talk more or less rapidly under stress of extreme vexation, Mc- 2umbfir Is a constant source of won- der. His fnco flushes with emotion, ie brings his fist down on tho tnblo vlth vigor, nnd to my. Ho talks the way wo Imagine .rticle, .sneeringly remarked that it was Mr. Blake's delight to spend his will never be the same again. Sir. Elake. though believing in a united Ireland, ..did not believe in church union in Canada'.', "Our did not be once said, "for ladituaiaai-ian unity which would bind tog-etheV all sorts -and condition; of only be Christians because they at times at- tend one or other of the Christian churches of the Ian.il." He thought the churches must first get rid of a chilling worluiiness. a tendency tc mjic'haiiical services real.-union would1 be practicable. He "also thought that- In missionary work those claiming attention at home "jo looked after before In- of people in distant corners of the earth was .attempted.' should struct io It is Money Needed to Fly the Qbean Major von Parseval Scoffs at Talk of Technical Obstacles to the Venture in Airship.. Murray Bay-1 "life of Blake" for probably "there] it woulS prove both interest; n-g MBavuriun uincur wno snares Utterances in the Anglican' Synod T f Earned Gratitude only to be hoped that son" of the AJOR VON PARSEVAIJf the iavarian officer who shares w'ith Count Zeppelin the hon- or of having constructed practicable dirigible airships, contributes to the German "press to-tidy an article stat- ing that there can.be no technical obstacles to the construction of an airship capable of crossing 1 he At- lantic. It is merely a question of money, he assorts. He that an airship with en- gines developing 720 horse power and an average speed of rililes an hour cnuld, with reasonable luck, ne- gotiate the distance across the At- lantic in three days. The fuel and oil required in a, cruise amount to thirteen tons oi benzine and lubricating fluid. Tho lifting power necessary to transport that weight could be obtained in a non- rigid airship with cubic, feet oE gas, but as the weight of-the en- gines, auxiliary machinery, creWi ballast reserve, and cars would need to bo. added, von Parseval asserts that a ship a gas capacity of feet would be required, if liis own non-rigid system were em- ployed, while a rigid Zeppel in vessel need to be still bigger. He thinks that tho Parsovuls have important advantages over the Zep- pelins for crossing the ocean be- j cause of the former's smoother hull surface and greater resistance to the! forceful Impact of either water or earth- were people, who, knowing oC Mr. inspiring1 Blake only through his sensational 'Utterances in the Anglican' Synod and elsewhere, were led to believe that ho was given ,to the use "of jiro- M Born in Toronto R. BLAKE was bora on Ang- gust" 31, 1835. Her was' a son ot Hon. William Hume Blake, Chancellor of Upper Canada- He was of Irish stock, for many of-his characteristics. Indeed a lilUc -bis qualities might help any of us to better un- derstand the titanic struggle in pro-, gress. in Ireland to-day. Incidentally, it may be said thai though a Protestant Protestants, was a strong Home Ruler. He was recog- Of His Profession by Obtaining Interprovincial Recogni- tion of Degrees. AMONG figured MONG those Canadians who (d in the 'King's birthday honor list was Dr. Thoma; Qcorgo Boddluk. of Montreal, who has rendered sucii emiiieut'.scrvice to his profession by initiating the law which now qualifies its -members for prncUcc in any Province of the Do- tninion. The new Knight Buchulur h nizert as one of our greatest lawyers, ntttlvc of -Sir but it was through, his deep interest mas wns educnlod. in. Truro, Nova Scotia, .a, distinguished gra- in -philanthropy and religious worli that ho became such a striking fig- ure. For, in tho Anglican Synod-and in his discussions .concerning socinl service ho was constantly making sensational utterances and bl.ir.ing new trails. Yen. Archdeacon Cody ouco described 'him as "one oC tho greatest nation-builders, whose work in moulding the policy of the Chwcli of England in Canada during half a century many are grateful for." .one of the moving spirits in founding College, and gave very largely In money and work for its development as a college worthy I the evangelical branch of tho Church. He was greatly interested in the mi i M iV. He was grcutly interested mo length of an ocean-going Par- Missionary Move seval would be about 530 feet, with a Y.M'.C.A., and the muxiviinni diameter of about ,G5 feet. O A BUSINESS FOOTING UT In California the Kev. Dr. Aked, late of Liverpool, is in rouble over some of his liberal, opinions. .Doctor Aked fs ..always very outspoken, and .not very long he shocked many people by de- claring that there was such a thins is loo much zeal in religious mat- .ers. t "Neither with the heathen nor with )iir own ioli 'V.ses tt do to advocate religion on mercenary grounds. For Instance, I know a nanufacturer who last ICaater told ail ils hands that ho would pay them 1C hey wont to church. Tho linn (Is all agreed, and n fine show they nintlo. manufacturer, sen nn Ing their nnka from Jils pew, swelled with joy mil pride. "lint after the service ono of the orctnen approached him. j 'Excuse mo, ho said, 'but the: nllowa want mo to nsk you, it they! ........do tortoise would lovo lo' como to ohurnh again to-night, itlicy get sociation. And for years Aid As- hc taught a Bible class which was attended "by many men, who were churches- afterwards prominent, members oC various Had Simple Faith M" li. BLAKE'S attack on the liigiicr critics is'wcl! remem- bered. He believed in the divine in- spiration of tim whole Bible. ..When at the Synod last year a. motion was mado proposing a "Bible" Sunday, Mr. discovered a germ in tho motion, .lust as ho might discover a hidden technicality in a law easo. He saw it was a tacit, iiioi'gh perhaps unintended admission, of tho higher criticism. Instantly ho was on his feet, fiercely tearing iho motion to pieces, ami then ho forced through a motion of hla own, ro-uf firm Ing tho position taken by tlm Church in 3SG4, in which Ia enunciated its belief in tho authority and divino Inspiration ot tho whole Bible. many flrnmnllo Incidents resulted In Urn Synod bccaime of Mr. Blakc'H presence, ami that duate of McGlll University, Montrciil, where he rap liecamo famous as u surgeon ami Roncral practitioner, and 3301 lo 190S the Medical Faculty OC hla.unlvor- aitj-. His father left'Dumfriesshire years principal of the Government School at Harbor Grace, Newfoundland. During the rebellion in the North-west Jn 1SS5 Sir Thomas organized (he hospltul and medical service- for the expedi- tionary force, holding the rank of Deputy Surgeon Qoncrnl. He is lleut.- cclonol (retired) of the Prince of "Wales' XUt'lcs oC Montreal. .Ho also saw active service dirriiia: the Fcninn raids In 1S70. In 'JS86 ho entered the Dominion HOUKO of Commons as ai. P. for Alontrea! West, principally with the successfully accom- plished last y< .securing- legisla- tion by which a medical man quali- fied in any one Province of the Do- minion could practice in all. Sir Thomas wns president of the British Medical Association at the time that body in 1806 held its 'first uimual meeting outside-thu British Jslen. in Montreal, ami wns prominent hi en- tertaining- the numerous delegates nnd "visitors. The degrees and lion- ova conferred upon Dr. Roddick by other universities ami insliutlons are too numerous to mention here. It Is sufficient to state that he, received the 1-Jj.D. of Edinburgh University in 1898 und that of Oxford in 100-1, nnd ho is I'Ml.C.S. London. As con- sulting surgeon to the Itoyni Victoria Hospital (where the Duchess of Con- naught has twice a to the Victorian Order of Nurses, and other charitable organizations and Institutions, ho has rendered Invalu- able service. Sir Thomas, who is now in his C7tli' year, nmrrlod, hi 1RRO, Miss Marion McKinnon, of Cinlre, Quebec, who died in 1800. In 11100 ho married Miss Amy Itcdpath, the oldest daughter of tho Into Mr. .T. J. Hodpath, of the Manor House, Chislchurxt, a. member ot an old Montreal family, y. "i. 10 Honorable Senator Cliarles Jiouciir.r de HouehervlUo, who has just been made a Knight Cammantlcr of St. Michael and St. George, in not only one of tho oldest members of the Upper Chamber at Ottawa, init actually tho senior mern- L'cr of tlie Legislative Council at Quebec, ijciag called to that body at Confederation, and being its first speaker. He is the only remaining public man in Canada who occupies seals in two legislative bodies, his j appointment to the Senate Can- ada, as .well as, to the .Legislative Council of Quebec antedating the passage of the law abolishing dual representation. He was called to the Senate in 1879. Ths mention, of Sen- ator de Bouchervilie's name takes one back many years In the political history of Canada when the names of Chauveau. Belleau. Cartier, Cau-- ehon, and Dorioii were to fore; and in. .the tront rank in the close, bitter, political: fighting of those days was the doughty "Doctor" de' Bouclierville. He was In his -prime known as "the fighting and he was regarded tor years 'as the champion of the Ultramontane wing of the Gonsoravative party. Perhaps the most "active period Of his political career closed shortly after the dis- missal of the government of which ho by Lelellier -de. St. .Tust, in 1870. 1m- d iately following this "famous coup-d'etat Jlr. de Bouchcrville made vigorous and affecting- protest, which attracted much attention; but the energy he threw into the effort affected his health for sohie time! When In 1S01, Lieut-Governor An- gers dismissed the Mercier govern- ment and was looking about for a new premier, he picked out Senator de BouciierviHA aa the safest and most acceptable man and after some hesitation on his -own part, he accented the post' and formed a premiership long "enough merely to see it properly orgauiiied and established, and turned over the reins of power to the Hon. L. O. Taillon in December of the next year. In the Background INCE tlmt time he has stood .somewhat, in tho background .n the field oC politics, taking, how- ever, an intelligent interest in public affairs and attending- the sittings of jbtli the Seriate and the Legislative Council with pretty fair regularity, When the iJominion Parliament and he Quebec legislature are both in session at Hie same time the Honor- gentleman's preference, and mite naturally considering the prom- nont part he has played in provin- cial -politics, "seems to be for- tlie Quebec chamber, and his influence hero is still considerable. In the Senate he very seldom speaks at ength; but when lie docs, his re- narks are listened to with attention jy the whole House. In. private life he has. Until recent years, so faV as lia sessional duties would allow, lived .he life of a retired country gentle- nan at his seigiiorial home at 33ou- rhcryiile on the; south bank of the Lawrence, a few miles below Alonlrc-nl, anil thei-c with his old iolitical friends he loved to chat over he doings of old times, and of the I men who figured in them. Curing tha past few years he has viatic his home in the city of 3LTunt- real. In May of this Senator de "BouehorviUc celebrated his ninety- second birthday, bin when his vary active life considered, one would scarcely suspect his age, for he has still on erect, broad-shouldered figure. He was born at Bonchor- vlile, pursued his medical course and obtained his clt-jrrecs at Paris Uni- versity, und for HI ant years there- after practised his profession in the district between the fit. Lawrence and Richelieu rivers. His name first appears in the public records? of the Canadian Assembly, to which, he was elected in 1861, retaining his seat up HE K night hood just conferred upon Hon. Ccorge Eulas Foster i seems a belated honor. Sir; George IK about the last left in harness of the old fighting Conser- vative leaders who were colleagues; of Eir John Macdonald. His long political career and his mental chilliness :le.'ul us to think of j him as a very old man, years older j than his actual age, which is sixty- j seven. Sir George is a member of a United! Empire Loyalist family and, like tho' erc-it majority of. the prominent sccndantH of that historic class, haj ht'.s been an educationist rather tlianj a man of action. Ke ia chiefly..-) famous as a speaker, fierce castle in debute, with criticism biC finance his specialty. He was bora- in Carleton County, N.B., and after graduation at the University of Jfevfr' Brunswick and some study in, Europa he was for a short time pro'fesso'r classics arid physics in. that in- stitution. In 1870 he became a tem-.j perauce lecturer, appearing on plat-1 forms in both Canada and 'the United States. i He made his first appearance Parliament in 1882 as member for] King's County, N.B., and three years1 later was appointed Minister of ifarihe and Fisheries in Sir John MacdOnaliTs Cabinet. He 'prepared the case tor Caiiada for the Fisheries Commission, which met In. Washing' ton in 18S8 and framed the 'Chamber- lain-Bayard treaty, which settled the controversy between Canada and tha United States concerning' the owner- ship of seals in Behririg Sea; Sie. leoig-e succeeded Sir Charles Tupper is Minister of Finance ia 1888 and? retained, that portfolio without a break until the defeat ofij the Conservative Government in 1896.. Sir George E. Foster, E.G.M.G. to Co- :'cdeM- Ion. Besides ueinjr speaker ot the Legislative Council at the time, he was a member of! the Chauveau administration immediate- ly after Confud.era.tlon, retiring with the in and succeed- ing to the premiership in succession to Mr. ouimct in 1S7-J. The Senator belongs to one of the oldest families in French Canada, being descended from Lieutenant-General Pierre Boucher, Sicur de Grosbois, whci be- came Governor of Three Rivers 'in JG53. and was also Grand Seneschal of New Frinoo THElciNG'S day a selection "of flowers for the King lo wear in his but- tonhole comcH up from Sandringham, for his Mnjosty ia a great believer In the floral decoration- The flower worn Is cliangad two or three times n day, or eacli time his Majesty changes his clothes. He may wear a colored flower in the morning, hut always a.t night a White flower, such as white rose or gardenia, The King Is not such a great smok-; er as his father, but hd Is very fund of n good cigar. The price paid the Hoyat clgnrs'varies, but 2s. is a fair average. Some of the bent cigars King Edward smoked were presents to him from friends. He smoked a rather long cigar, worth about each, and smoked' on an average Sir George was defeated in St. City in. 1300 and in North in 1003. -A The veteran politician and his wife J spend their vacation months in his Province of New Brunswick, i They have a pretty summer home the banks of the St. John River and] Sir Gcorsc devotes a great deal of time to gardening, which is his hobby, j H is garden, a.1. Spohagin is a very l fine cne, containing over a hundred.' varieties ot" t'lcwers and. shrubs. Those who have come into eon- tact with Sir George in private life: say they have- been surprised to find! that he is not cold and harsh, buc mellow anil mild. But Ills pungent, j not to say bitter, style in debate has made his reputation and his abso- lute lack rff any of the giTit-Os of tho "mixer" emphasizes the popular im- pression of him, which is that, ho is brilliant intellectually and a rattling good speaker, there cc- qimintanco ceases, Hir OiCorge is the oldest member of the Borden Government, arid, it has been remarked that since. his appointment he has done very litllu strengthen the popular impres-. alon ho has made throughout the country. He has not made a daily exercise and ceremonial of lushing: his opponents. On tho contrary he has surprised everyone by his re- straint. It is said, however, that ho works assldlously to make his de- partment run smoothly and usefully. THE GREAT TRAGEDY t A ND this said the alleged old pestering a long suf- fering cditoir v.'ho was an old soldier, "Is where the Arabs were massed in fr'ohV of us. to un- other place on a dirty pocket "is where our division was drawn tip n zarcba. We deployed in this di- rection, and our left wing wns at- tacked by tho enemy on this knotl. Just nt this point 1 was wounded on the left shoulder, nnd a L hundred yards further on I got my right arm shattered by a piece of one of our own shells, and- viiun, mm ciuimuii un ii.ii own shells j about four or six it day. I am in'icrnlpted the horcd editor. tliai his Majesty does not cave did vou get your brains blown i inore than one or two, ;