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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta GREAT ORGANIZER A Canadian Business Man Who Has More Than Made Good in Bringing ORDER OUTOF CHAOS s Now in Charge of Administra tion of Imperial Ministry of i o7 K oC HIM Canadians overseas who have shown can bo Inno bringing energy the business rnan to bear upon Hie attaint of war Is MnjorGcncral who bns recently been placed in chaw of the Administra tion of the Imperial Ministry oC In formal Ion under Lord At the beginning oC the MeKao was appointed by Sir Sam Hughes to purchase remounts In Western and the work done highly commended In the report of thn Davidson In was appointed Director oC Supplies and Transport with bcnd lUmrttip nt where he en tirely reorganized the rationing sys tem on aplan that Is still followed in eonncctlon with nil the Canadians in and IK now being adopted by the nrltish In when Turn er was appointed to the Canadian command in and a general reorganization took Me SurgeonGeneral Gorgas GORGAS HEADS MEDICAL CORPS It Is Larger Now Than the Entire American Army Was Before the PROMOTED FOR BREAKING LAW Inside Story of How Ameri can Officer Had Draft Cards Printed BEFORE LAW PASSED Hugh Johnson Risked Dis grace and Became Youngest H MajorGcneral McRac Rao was appointed QuarterMaster and at once started to get matters cleaned up with the British War Office that had cd to since the arrival oC the Cana dians in such as cost of bil engineering etcThe sums Involved ran into but a con dillon of uncertainty and confusion was ended In a businesslike There was also introduced more com pact methods leading to greatly re fluced staffs in the various In McRao was madea Companion of the Order of the and in July of last year was brought to the notice of the Secre tary of State for valuable services In connection with the In Feb he was made Major General and secured for duty with tha Imperial Government In order to take charge of the administration of tho new Ministry of No man could carry through the differ ent reorganization works that stand to the credit of McRae without Incurring criticism from among those whom his energies had but ho 1ms been advanced from post to making good In each as it Is said ha is doing in his new Im perial ART IN THE HOME i A GOOD story Is going the rounds concerning Walter whoso famous academy The has been purchas ed by the committee of the Imperial War it has always been a very severe critic of his own and one being dissat isfied with a large painting ho had gave the canvas to tho charwoman to take away with tolling her could do what she liked The woman examined it bending it this way and and thumbing it all over with evidently increasing she said at very Thlsll do fine for my front Its much better than them common oilcloths what lot tho water through this Is a good slronc with plenty of paint on IT A of Nobody Home u tllal lu a youthful physician was summoned as a and naturally In tho cross examination a lawyer seized the oc casion to bo Aro demanded the entirely familiar with tho symp toms of concussion of the Tio youiiii physician 1 thn smart lawyer put a hypo thetical cixo before doctor in thin If my inysell bhould hnns our heads to concussion 9t the The physician calmly ro Rtia CHIEF IS ENERGETIC He Made a Reputation by Clean ing Up the Panama Canal URGEON GENERAL of the Army Medical will reach the retire ment age of sixtyfour years next Outside of popular In terest In the military rating of Major General Leonard the Ameri can people today are probably more concerned over the possible retire ment of Gorgas than about the use or nonuse of any officer now in this When the day recording the re tirement age is reached the surgeon generalan internationalfigure since he drove yellow fever from Havana and made the Panama Canal zone bo ready to give an account of his Before the war there were approxi mately 435 officers of the Medical Corps in regular The en listed personnel was less than There were approximately 373 nurses and physicians on the reserve They were In Washington there were four general pfficers In addition to Gor A little group of clerks attend ed to the routine of The sick and death rate in tho army was low and the1 small staff suffi The force of the Medical Depart ment today Is larger than the en tire standing army of the United States prior to tho outbreak of the There are more than medical officers in active There are enlisted men and The corps of nurses Is being gradually increased as the training schools turn them In France today the surgeon gen eral is providing hospital accommo dations for 25 per of the Am erican men on the One hospital Is under construction that will have beds and there are numerous smaller When the United States entered this war the army hospital capacity in this outside of the limit ed facilities at army was for Including army accommodations were available for sick 63 Army Hospitals IN the United States today there is bed capacity for ojid provision for is In There were seven army hospitals when war was Today there are sixtythree hospitals in this Undoubtedly there was a great depil of sickness In the training camps soon after tho first draft cull last The War un der the pressure of demands from was not fully prepared for Iho influx of recruits at the train ing The tents and canton ments were Measles and following that came There was a temporary shortage of The Quartermaster Corps was slow in deliveries of blankets and This added to tho problem and anxiety of the sur geon In a few coses was medical by courts mar tial and dismissal from tho Sensational charges were made in Congress and elsewhere that disease had gripped the American army in But all this has been reme At one time there was presented to General Gorgas an unfavorable re port on health conditions one of tho Southern camps and the question of publicity cume A hinted that the report might be ton ed down or withheld until condi tions were more Why asked Ils the Isnt U let It be made nubile and well correct the Instances of this sort inspire the confidence of American mothers and fathers who have Intrusted the health of their soiia tu und the men Hy WILLIAM OW a captain In the United States army made a name for himself by breaking laws as fust as he thought of risk Ing his reputation for the sake of expediting the first and win ning a brigadiergeneralship Instead of Is a story which has just leaked out at When war was declared by the United States on April the Administration decided that our army should be raised by selective and Enoch Crowder to devise and execute the But Congress was slow in And thereby hangs this The plan adopted for registration required tho print ing of which would take at least a month to prepare and an additional ten days to distribute to the different hoards throughout the United and would cost more than No Government money can be ex pended for printing or any other pur except by direct authorization from The draft bill did not pass until May yet the registration was held on June just nineteen as had been originally and on this day a census of men was What is the an swer General Crowder selected as his chief assistant Captain Hugh because of his having had experience in similar lines ot Together they carefully figured out tho time that would be necessary to prepare for the registration and decided that it should be held early In Their plans went awry be cause they had not taken into con sideration the body of wilful men then In The passage of the draft law was delayed for more than a No definite steps could lie nor could the enormous amount of necessary printing be done until the provisions of the bill to be passed were Took an Awful Chance APTAIN JOHNSOX determined to act upon his own saying to himself The bill has the support of the I be lieve the President will finally force its just as we have drawn My chief is not in a position to go ahead without but I will take the chance of having the necessary printing according to these law or no The country cannot afford to wait while tho bill hangs It was a decision fraught with great for if the bill failed to pass It would mean the young mans since it required the expendi ture Government money which Congress had not Cap tain Johnsoji determined not to in volve General but to accept the entire responsibility so without mentioning the matter to anyone he had the cards Johnson had not calculated the Immense bulk of They filled the aisles and storerooms in mountainous heaps and the print ing was not half Johnson was stumped for a Then ho had a bright took the postal au thorities into his confidence and got Ithem to put the printed matter in mailing seal it and hold it at the post office until the law was passed Not Promoted N May General Crowder rush ed Into the office exclaiming the bill has passed Rush down to the Public Printer at once and order those Johnson is a man of uut he had been un der a great strain for tho past and now that it was over he could hardly tell General Crowder what he had he did succeed In saying they have been printed Tho General The Secre tary wont like he Do you like so will All order them mailed as soon as They havo already been sent said At this minute the cards lire ready In every county In tho United Slates for registration to morrow if you want The General was Im In for a bad halfhour with the said Uut the General showed himself for tho hardhitting man he Feeling that he was in for a sharp reprimand for having exceeded his he took the entire blame upon When Secretary Hak er asked him to have the printing rushed as much as ho re plied tha blanks havo already been printed and dis The draft could bo held Instead of giving the expected the Secretary wus aud Instead of being Johnson now ft idlerUejjerttl at 3j CIOLITT1 IS THE ITALIAN BAD MAN This Subtle Politician Accused of Treason to the MASTER OFMNTRIGUE He Is Always Posing as a Model of Honesty and AT Giovanni Glolltll become H Prime Minister In last Italy would have been ken out or the If the scheme to restore him to power should suc ceed this will go over to Central Such In HIP sub stance of many an indictment of the FIRST JOE BOYLE FROM THE YUKON A Canadian Who Is Today the National Hero of BORN IN WOODSTOCK Went to Yukon During Klondyke to Russia as Transportation D Hy ARTIIflt AMBLING In noid and finally in world politics and a former Woodstock Joseph has gained a dis tinction llmt comos to a mighty small pelcontuse of a nations popu still fills the lie is hrM o scorn in the British and French as another with tal Iranscendiug those of the When Americans Can Organize oiontti in opinion subtle statesman who has been at of In Home more fame as the Associated Press cable lationhe thrust bis activities before the world to thn extent of a up t prce onts a Unit That Large He Will HAS RISEN RAPIDLY Saw Service in the Philippines j wilh cvcry and Along the Mexican T was recently thai T Hunter had been selected to be corps cum when the American fenres reach that and to command the first American field army whrn it is Ho already commands the forces now in aside from those brigaded with the British and That the selection of Lig gett as Corps Commander was no surprise is explained by the fart that no other officer has moved sn ily and noiselessly upward ever since the beginning of his career in the Marveling frequently been led to attributeit all to Liggett says a writer in The New York Sun It hasnt been luck at one would have a picture of Un take a drop bad n tho days from Paris When outsurveys the daily observing the Infrrquency of person al mention In overseas and the lifavy calibre of those whose names do flicker from continent to continent by the undirscas the measure of recognition gained by Joe takes something of its proper It is Interesting to observe the groundwork laid through the life of the Woodstock on which he the achievements that have made him the national hero of his activities has always come from for it has ever been his fortune to count dis ways he suggests Mephistopheles not lances to bis home not alone in bun only in his methods but in his aspect of but in the He is a sou of Charles of The London is the worlds greatest master of the arch smiling with an appearance ot that is wholly posing like lago as the honest man he plays the endowed talent for an other Venerable In profound student of the seamy of human experi enced in playing upon the ambitions and the weaknesses ot his In perfect control of his own temper nl Joe BoyJe lie has the smile oC the the ready the This is the we arc who lurks be hind the scenes of the most far reaching pacifist plot yet contrived by thoso whom the French call de Glolilll is accused in The London Outlook of taking Tammany Hall for his His political career has been one scries of bank de sudden disappearances and Now he is owner ot a line of well known to turf men throughout and others of equal were in the Boyle and for years Boyle was closely as sociated with the Seagrams on the Charles Boylo still re sides at The a halfmile east of There a brother of the David is also engaged in while a sister of the Rumanian friends have to COnniving with the So is a resident of Woodstock when United Slates sent its cor recting forces over the broad Pacific to handle the Philippine It was in the middle of the A storm had just swept the seas and the waves were climbing as though to enter in some mighty con test to see which might mount the highestA lifeboat shot out from the side ot the City of which carried two battalions of the 31st In United States For two days we had bien seeking the an ancient tub that had been chartered to take the third battalion over the There was no wireless in those days to keep ships in close and all on board Ihc City of Peking thought their comrades had gone to the torn in thamighty But the determined to put back and was In search of her little sistpr Again he is inferred to be hand and glove with the The story goes that he went disguised lo Switzerland not long ago to talk peace there with Prince von He knows so much about the clans of of their hidden their fortunes of dubious that the mere prospect of his displeasure inspires thrills of terror in a certain type of His deportment re flects a universal He is everybodys friend Narrow and Uncultured into politics out of the lower ranks of the having got elected to i Ihc it because the people whose secrets he had ferreted through the official files of his de partment were afraid to oppose Ho displayed from the The Temps that narrowness of that deficiency in culture and that fertility in combinations which have always characterized him so conspic of the When and attached a hawser found her the storm snapped it like so much Wigwag boys on the lop of the en ginehousc had read from the flags on the leaky tub that all was not well that the fellows on the oilier side the mountain of waves were in That Is why lifeboat went daringly from the of the City of carrying four men who scorned mere specks on a cockle shell as it danced then dived low on its mission of A Hard Fighter WHEN the four men reached the Immanuensu aboard they found the climbed half full of working waist deep In the pumped and balled for dear Right in the midst of the giving determined aid as well as slued a powerful with Hi1 Jaw oC a snapping The tall man was Hunter Lig Qf the Srd Battalion uf the 31st Ills bulldog courage and good sense sMed the ship that car ried him on his step onward and Major Liggett played Kobinson Crusoo In the Philippines under shadow of a volcano that was always threatening to and with anxious to start skulking Ho was monarch of nil ho surveyed for two and thdh ho returned to Chicago as Adjutunt Oeueral to General CartelHe was nilide a LieutenantColonel and then came the Colonels Says The Sun next thing we hear of ho was dowii at Washington playing with the in the Wnr Col lege for all game is worthThat la the highest high school of the The Texas border hold him for the that troubles offered a arid next Mujarliencriil Liggett was to go o Sun Went to Klondyke TWENTY years ago the with ai partner named struck north during the Klondyke and while the sold craze was at its height on the Arctics fringe he cljd exactly what was least Others were frantically searching for bat His partner joinedthe search but Boyle bought a With his portable outfit he cut ber for the and when other threw up the sponge and abandoned the search for the elusive metal he had made a fortune in ore His interests steadily extend and when the war broke out he was in charge of the great dredges of the and held the office of president of the Canadian Klondyke Gold Mining of Daw son northern 1 During his years In the he had met and mastered many problems that mainly concerned mat ters of He had prov oiolitti got his first portfolio from 1 en his genius for long was struck by the methods of the young politicianGio litti made it a rule to promise qvery body everything and he kept his word by creating one new office after an He invented all sorts of ex cuses for Increasing the number of employes at the over which he In the he hurled charges of corruption against his political He contrived loans with which he sub sidized dubious state enterprises and when tho first great scandal of his that of the Banca proved too he produced documents eompromlsjng his There were ever so many other docu ments which he did not produce at we read in the newspapers abroad which now criticize is his peculiar He holds back letters and reports In order to spread terror among his en When Investigations are afoot he turns up with packets of Idlers and waves them dramatically In front of A furious fray The letters are sup says The has had bis bitter moments but ho always returns from political He has been forced to leave Rome by night muffled In a long lest ho be He has known the solitude of a Swiss where under an as sumed mime has meditated upon the ups and downs of his stormy po litical Giolittl Is fond of saying that he takes no Interest In world knows nothing about the never concerns himself with If we are to believe The he was responsible for the last renewal of the Triple Alli take1 command of the Western De By a funny trick of fate Liggett relieved In that command William U the very man picked to go with Pershing to and whoso shoes stood waiting for IJggett when it was found necessary to take General Sl bert from the post of chief field commander under Black Jack Per General Liggett Is a soldier of the type found in the fiction of knight hood kind and a com panion of rare and yet a very hard distance and surmounting seemingly insuperable difficulties when he personally directed the de from the place of manufacture in Ohio to the of a number of huge through which gold mining has been rendered more Though removed from oldl Ontario and its patriotic stimulus he was speedily heard from when the war broke Exerting the prestige he had built up in Dawson City and the adjacent territory he undertook the organisation of a machine gun bat which he equipped qnd The miners answered his call and as a result one of the most effective units fighting under Canadas colors was contributed to the British forces on the west During enterprise he awarded his but it was not his fortune to go overseas with his In mining busi ness took him to Thrown in with men whose every ounce of effort directed to the common end he again became seized enthu siasm for and by divers means he contributed of his skill for army Was Sent to Ruisia SHORTLY lifter Americas declara tion of war a mission assigned to the task of disentangling Russias brokendown transportation system appeared in England en route lo Boyle was known to certain members of the and when they moved on to Russia he was one of their prized be cause ho bad met and mastered long transportation problems in his in Ihe Last January his folks at home in Woodstock received the first letter that had come from It had been mailed during the previous Oc In language guarded to avoid the rigid ho merely stated that he was that progress had been made in meeting transportation but other the intervened Nothing was heard of him there after until a war records message re ported that he had jjone lo Bessa Then a few days ago came the Paris and its marvelous story of his activities in ber of Rumanian Deputies and order ed that they be transported to Sebas lopol for The Canadian colonel pleaded their failed to Impress Ilin undaunted in the face of seemed the in joined the party of doomed to try again in their And because of his courageous per the Rumanians were Joe Boyle won and to the wilrl plaudits of the people he brought the little party safely back Now be is Rumanias national Ihe people hail him in the the King pins fresh medals on him every time he thinks about what the Bolshevik would otherwise have done to his But back home in Woodstock Joe Boyles friends nod knowingly when they again re view his Joe has stuff in they Joe won out like he alwaya Another Roosevelt In the Public Eye Franklin Assislanl Secretary Has Considerable J By RALPH BLOCK OT all the strong men in Washington waited to come to help the fightBorne ofthem had been on the job for what in the chance taking of political life must pass for a fairly long Franklin Assistant Sec Ihe arrived in and in the five intervening years has made himself an important part of the Navy He differs in many ways from the Washington type if there is a Wash ington He is but too young has a natural but Is well He works one of the thousand high ceilinged rooms in the War and Navy with and ocean routes around a bronze bust of John Paul Jones on the Inevitable mantel piece and his commission from Presi dent Wilson framed on the His desk is considerably neater than most Washington At one corner is a vase with fresh He is gen looked on navys labor The younger who want to force the battle on look to him for leadership and understanding their Roosevelt has a bearing that even William Pavelsham might envyHis face is firmly shaped and set with marks of There are faint wrinkles on a high straigM fore Intensely blue eyes rest In light A thin mouth breaks quickly to openly and His voice js pitched goes forward without He doesnt disdain shedding his coat on a hot afternoon shows an active quality In the way he jumps from his chair to reach the cigaretles In his He Is a young a young man with energy and definite as well as a definite who can be generous and firm to his own IRELANDS BRYAN MAHONS successor M CommanderlnChleC in MajorGeneral Sir Frederick Charles is one of the Old Contempt For his distinctive services in the early days of the when he commanded the Ninth Infantry Brigade at Mons and was mentioned in despatches no fewer than five times between 1914 and promoted and created After his return from Franco he became Director of Home Defence at the War Sir Frederick relates an Incident which occurred at the illus trative of Scottish cannlness and Sandy had been out on a foraging and had returned a good fat hen under his He was about to decapitate it for roasting when another Scotsman Will ya no bide a Sandy he Leave that bird till the She micht lay an TF a wise young man calls on a girl aud she requests Jjer little brother to recite for him the ulut in sKtMlcleut ;