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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta BIG MAN IN B.C. IS MR. MERFELT His Were ".'Duicli. U-S.. and Were U E, Loyalists. YOUNG A Rich and Influential Capitalist, But Unfoilunatc in Pro- vincial Politics. By AHTJIUfl HAWKES. Js A venerable jH Dutch iiot ft patronymic. The Honorable A. a FHimcrfeH Ly his Brltannl- clsm as honestly. Ilia family reach- ci Canada via New Amsterdam the Dutch called New York) and Ihc American Revolution. Mr. Flurnerfelt via Joint chairman ot the National Unity Convention In Montreal, to which ha came "frohi DrlUsh Colum- bia with twenty- otiier Vectern- Sir HIbbert Tupp'tr. prepared lo help lha Liberals to dee troy "the IJowscr Government, Mr. FlumerfeU vi'js prevailed upon lo come to the rescue af.B.C.'a Minister of Finance. Ko" ran' Jtjr-Vlctorla' anil -was snowed under. Sir. Fluih erfcl fa career as a con- Elant Easterner ended at Cobourg nbout thirty-five years ago. tohourg was the scal-ol the Mcllicdlst college h become- t ran smog rifled Jnlo Victoria, of Toronto University. A Methddlst.dlsUncllouratllJ suffuses Cobourg. 'JJrivo around' th'at pleas- ant tott'n 4mi you will ba shown the house of Dr. Mbr- ley Funshon, Ihe peerless orator of JUethodlsin, whose pastorale of Ihe Metropolitan Was coincident his marriage to bis deceased wife's l transaction In Canada, PAPER MEN LIVE TO OLD, OLD Mating, Selling, or Printing Paper Seems lo Ensure Long THE OCTOGENARIANS Sir Mackenzie Aclive at Isinsiy-Four, Is the Most Extraordinary Example. By G. D. VAN BLARICOU. F you want to attain a old ago and bo hcalihy and happy, L active and apgreaaive, Into the paper yame. ,Jlave lo do ivJlh the hardline; Bale, or prtnllns ot j'. Look over the and onatenarlana-connected wlli the business, and not ono.- pt them Is thinking.ot withdrawing to a life of case and leisure. Hero Is the Bowell, Booth, Adam Drown, Richard the "Mir ifroup, Although Jn his jfourih year. l.'_ Sir Mackenzie Eon-ell, Seller ylllo Intelligencer and fornawvjPremleV of 13' now In htiVnlrii fourth year, and the. oldest, Bcjjya working newspaper rnhn in J- n.' Booth, 'of. OllAwa, tble alre hews print manufacturer' and la In Adam Drown, postmaster'of Ham- ilton, Jg of haj he lo liut, until lately, a left-handed offence In Possibly the eminence ot Method] In Cob our e was a. conspirator with Diving grace In making Mr. Flumer felt a. member of a society name which ia reminiscent of the fact that Jolin Wesley was an or dafned Anglican clergyman ivhoi never forgot Ihe Qhurch from vrhlch he was digged with n Moraviarr3pa.de. 'At all events, lhrxe te this difference between Wesley began' as an Anglican nnd concluded 03 a 'Methodist, and the Bi.a''irdtaatll5t bnd li "concluding'as an "Angllcafl.' f Man on Cout went lo 'inipeg when the first hoom Icpiplng1- He saw the city-, hustle up to "a population of-over'-thirty, thousand and then decline'fo nine- teen thousand. Shoes the" Flumertelt line, In collaboration" with Ihc partner who had Inspired (he trek Ontario-.ahore lied bank. Ambition was never allowed) I'cLricimbcr In the Fiumerfell do with the paper game? asks somo one. Well, lie lias been handling dnlllea and weeklies, catalogues and letters In Ihc post-oKice 01 tho Am- bitious City for over a-quarteV'oi a century. Klchard Brown, of Brown I5ros., Limited, stationery and lujokbJndlnff, hla elghty-tlilrd Dillcstone Ihc other day. Her. Dr.. -uoolt ittward of An Uniwul Pboto of King George GEOHGB oildrcsBinffj one .of 'nirmen; we can easily Imagine him eaylng "Now you pet tlio emphasizing his com- mand with a shake of his hand -and the. esprcsiion o[ his face. Thla Is probably the most unusual photograph fever token of the Urltrsti KJnrr, and is one of Ihe L'csl to arrive In tnis country In years. The aviator In Ihe picture Is Captain Hucks, one of EDglanil's premier airmen. Trie v.-a-j Breatls' Interested In the? performances of Captain Hucka and other avla'.ors vhllo visiting an aeroplane fielil.near JTo was specially intiLiis'i- live about safeguarda for protcctlns their lives. As. coraniander-in-chlcf of Great Britain's forces, land, sea, and he1 naturally display's Ihe great- est Interest In nil lhat concerns these branches ot Ilie service.- Recently he spent a day at an aeroplane construction shop Inspecting" the'planL he .Methodist Book, and ..Publishing louse, IB In his Jg'hty-first year. George If. JJIIIen, president of the 3. B. Eddy Co., of Hull, the widely- :ncwn paper manufacturers, Is in his cvenly-nfnlh year. TV, n. and" proprietor f (lie lOrity.lR. in it the helm for fifty-seven years. William SGutharn, proprietor with his sons, crest In dally publications fn seroml cities In ud also conducts n. hla 'Keyenty-fourth year. He Is The, retail manner waj wholesale slyle. In duo time'tneVFIumerfcll. concern was to'jhe Amts-Holdcn peo- ple, had even more their-footwear, ten dent of-Grace Secretary benign ttiVpaper octette, whose average age Is nearly Vith the exception of Mr, Davis, ol Mitchell, who la landing'over the nanagement of'hls Journal to his ion, owing to' Hi-heaflh; atf. .ire iprlgMly. of- step, rrecl pi -carriage-, and alert In movement, HM Worked ftl men, after" thirty forty years'" e'cfvlco with'- some company or. retire -or arc pensioned off. It is scried trell- tlielr day and genera- Ion, and their record; J.-j nDl-lnfre-. quontly deemed. tyorLliylf of morti than passing recognition. "But- short Is this duration when compared rchiriitd-Enst, hnd Lhe seCTelnry.wcjit lo.'the.extreme. prornbllojij: fill a ,He wont1 into enterprise' theml-'( "of''.the '.CAn- .which blan and of Zotulon Lash, and 'Vlc- It'wlll bs nccep- v> is physically vigor- ous, but riot.bodily Immense. Ho loofcs younjref than ho Is, Hla 'deportment InvlteV ccnfitle'rice Is vocal or silent. tohti'lni "itie ip ir 6f 'Ihc Jovial LalMJr'm of th'a rttifl Once, during an easier slflffo fri hts Labor QiuncHloif ho Tfrtpflcrt, he hfts lo the carccr-ot Sir Mackenzie How- ell, who has been vrork IMcharii; Brown duVnv.naliy; In Toronto i" f years, tHlr Calls Northcliffe the Most Vital Britisher Alive TKis Is iSe Estimate of rtie F. Kaiser Dashes Around In Train Constantly hfe Has No Sctlled Headquarlets But Keeps on ihe Afraid of Air Much Depressed by "r Dad His Train Is Like. FROM LABORER TO ADMIRALTY LORD Sir Eric Geddes Wenl to LJ. S. and Up QJI a Railroad. ADMIRAL. GENERAL New: Conlro.ler of Naval Sup, plies Only Civilian to Have Both Those Tides, a come under the water. If early MIUTAUY j ATTACHE. I has no stilled hea3- qiiaiifrs- Since Ihe outbreak nf the war he has con- tinually on the move, rarely etaylng more than a week ut ony place, unJ often only a day. But the place wherever the Emperor may chance to be Is the' official German head- quarters. The Emperor has spent a corslder- iblo portion of his time Jn tho Im- perial train since tho outbreak of It might be regarded as tils most permanent headquarters. I was lakcn over it by a Dr. .Von Mod- ner. ono of the doctors of tho Imper- ial household, while ihe Empsror was at Nsustadt. li consists of fivo saloon coaches, two hllchcn coaches, a cable car. six sleeping coachos, and fire luegape wagons. Two used a.i a smoking siren up to the personal use of the Knlser. The other three saloons die used respectively as a car for the secretaries, n dlnlns car, writing and smoking car Cor the equerries, and a servants' car. The Kaiser has not ceased since Hie outbreak of Hie war lo .satisfy his nDvcr-ending desire for holding Brcal military functions, and the giv- ing of elaborate and costly banquets. Dr. Nicdncr, wlio told me ot this, was severely crltlral of his Imperial mas- cnmlucl In Oolnff so. "Jn these he said, "when the most dire distress prevails.In many narls of Germany and sorrow Is everywhere, that the Emperor should give those costly banquets-Is R. most regrettable lhlngf and one that would fill many people with Indignation If hey knew of it." _ The Emperor Js greatly affecled by he charnclc'r of the news he receives, f 11 .Is bad he Is often profoundly de- pressed by It, If It Is good he Is wildly VerJoyea. No news during the past eighteen fionths had a'mora depressing ctfect on him lhan Iho announcement of ho destruction .of (he two Zeppelin a n the atr attack on England Jasl No- fi charge of the military Jlstrict at but he Eenl a mejeaKe to Im to say he regretted he could not o, and d'r.dl ]n his private room at c-adquarters. CapL and 1r. Nfcdner Utue-i with him. nn'l the frarcfly touched Ms Alr.- llc talkp-J tljo whole u-liils of he of Die Zeppelins. 'Jt he MlJ after a Ions' use, nnd fpeaking- very slowly, the deslrucllon of something more, nan tho two airships. If our hips can bo brought down as cashy a the Encllsh appear to ba Able 16 irlnE them down now. (t means that mr air squadrons have bwnm? iiae- css aj a weapon of attack." Th? Emperor telegraphed lo_Counl lerpelln to :3 ici but the Count was 111 and could 'not come; icrhaps he did not wish .to. seo Ihc sorer Just then! TJie whole ,of ho next day the Emperor remained n a deeply depressed condition; he ito nothing at all, but drank a lot cf :ofTce and occasional lln.ueu.ra, 'and mokcd Incessantly. Affudl of ALT Raidi IX tho evening Generals Ludendorff nnd Von Talkenhayn arrived to have a cpnff-ronce wllli tho Emppror, Their said Dr. Xlednej, 'made him forget for n moment about he lost Zeppe'llna nnd saved him. believe, from a bad nervous break- The Emperor has a frroat horror of being caught Jn an air rnia. This Is i htsettlng fear wltli him, when 'al any plice that Is fn the least likely ;o ha bombed by nllted airmen. Once the Kaiser said to Dr. prepared Hc has come eagerness. the time Ihe post was offered lo him by Premier IJoyd' George until Ills actual' tailing for America only 23 hours elapsed. Newly appointed the head ot the British "War to United States, Ijord Norlhcliffe will try.fo the work of the several British .organizaliona already estab- lished In this country. Lord knows esaclly where Gre.1t nrJtnln innde her mis- lake, end he consequently is prepared warn America away from.those corgo If. JItllen ha3 been with (h'c B. B. Edny (Co." for jfYrtyrOfie ycari'1 and la' never off the Dr.-, srga has held his at Methodist; IJoijV: lioo'm for" nearly forty spent several. dccades In tho previously Adam Drown, HamlUon's 'v7lcrr--i' postmaster, was In Iho grocery lino years fo mistakes. A short tlmo prior to sail- ins he dictated the following state- "The United Slates has been (in over-rich corporntton Uint invited trouble among hungry competitors. Competition between nations takes tlio form of.war. 1C Enjj'and had hnd a mild .mllllnry JnsurancL- there would liavo ljef-ri no wnr, We were like you, clornnlly talking about money, liusinrsa or territorial expan- sion. Tho Gcrmana fell upon us, The curious fact about life la Ihtt the richer people become tlic .more I'jcy'-prcach pence. It pleases tbom were nil.purse troop's' from aeroplanes orOEngland _Instead of Cooltngf, wIUi n bag .Zeppelins, we stjould have had a traubje .very to eriidl- "It we riad spent as much on the right kind of preparedness fech year as tvc now spend Tn Iwo weeks of the war (our dally expenditure particular war could iiot have.happened." yuo'lc.carter has liecn a varied and colorful s F. iTarcossori, ,tha noted '.inagailne writer, says of him: KorlhcllffQ has clone all thai Gree- ley pr Dana desired, that pJaTincd, that Hearst EiUemplctl. In n. ,word, lio fs the successful com- what every sreat'jlinerlcan publisher, or- editor- wnnied to lie. Whether he.Is -i crisis monger, merch- ant of clnmor, or .prophet-of panic and his1 enemies make lilm or whether he Is the voice cf safeguard J6f public ivilllam Sout'h'arn was a (or .a-'Jorig.'llmo- Hamilton Spectator In IS? 7. When congralulallng themselves on 'being exceptionally: forturtele jn alckncfls-.or accldeAt, persons -will ictnark jenientfously and no flsl.-.. "Y'our poaUlon was even c.iuse, much tO'lhc annoyance of I ulllltidc, a., certain number among s did Insist upon a modern navy; al- lliough. Eo'me ot our richest, people, as well as tbbao moat, .politically orig, advocated a reJuclloriiOf the flcel- v i V "This war has fihoffrt that expert officers can soon (rain mObs Into welfare. Ticnda and'supporl- crs one fact Is Uo the liveliest and most vital human entity In a man, nlternalcly p raised and. damned, who., hy the I'aet (hat he hns: wrought, must be ns Ihc Warwick ol lived In America he would' be a President. -makek The .career oif this definite- ly, 'self -made' hs Rockefellrr or Edl- Is a revelation of orgaanlied ef- ficiency Adapted to national eervlce thai Is not without Us sientfkant les- son for the .United States, BS she fraralJ. at'YHf'threihatd" of 'hVr lo Ihe "West. -Tic stopped over in Gal- Bar? to .v.-Itness tho operation of the Merganlhaler machines, which then qufto a ntivelly In Ihe Calgary Herald. Tho Herald was one of the first smaller dallies lo abolish hand jetting nnd Kir Mackenzie was rnak- Ing casual Inquiries about Iho feasi- bility of "tha Mercs'' for his own In Belleville, When bclnc con- 'rfucled through tho premises of tho party hanlerlngly-aslied him If adan con, wch wll hold Lli annual mettlnp In month. WAI (vi Is a paai, brogMcni (rf.tho nssoclaUon, 1 PfCRBCf BA nrnko living .19 a Without ft. wort3, the then First r Bloppod up lo n case of picking xip ft "aJIcV." the frnme, started lo work, In 11 r minutes ha had set several I (net, Inn l evening In ft Herald A highly rrttcresllnff 'Item jfjlder a sixty-point caption, "Premier o? Can.tda'fiols .lype Jn Iho off i'Much Is belrlz published In every Jiinndlan pnper at the present Umo Iho urgent ol pro national 'fi -'C resources ho" more ardent than Moil "any fine -morning he, la on Ihc Job w.lUi hoo, and rahc making garden. A-' few .'TvetVs ago it Is that ho cnilenvoretl lo gt man lo an ging, hut_rrot being In hla the veionin an.rl lfnmeiuftrfirt -went nt dl( job Ifo b also an en islaaUc' and on thi n In front of hla tillracllVe hom on TJrldffQ'fctretl, Belltvlllej, has som choice of ft .Iwie of vcirlctles in floivcre, tSusi not only anlallng In tho Httkt Tho Tvniier was at Cologne .when official announcement tho" Oeslrucllon of the two airships hltn. Often N the morning he had a message from the German Admiralty in- forming him lhat an attach had been made on Kngland by six airships, but hat four returned. The rc- cs.'pt of ihla news did not much dis- turb the Kmc-Bror, for' It was a com- mon enough thlnff for ..some airships o[ a raiding squadron to return to heir bzsEs much later (ban olnfer But when the Kaiser learnt Ihc con- tents of English communiques lie was deeply affected. On returning to his headciunrtcrs he went lo Iho room H ns hl3 private writing-room re nil the latest war. 'news put on typed slips on a long board covered with preen silk. ITe glanced. at, MIQ slip headed "English Official." Captain and Dr. Xlodner were slandmc; Just behind him when he rend It. He turned (o them nriJ raid 'That is very very bad news.1' Then he dropped Into a cbali and sal In silence. Ho was lo have dined that with a General wa "I cannot Imagine a more horrltrie death thnn lo be hilled In a house when bombed, by airmen." And yel the Kmpcror has frequent' ly expressed the wish lo witness th week, wherever he was, celv'e fiill reporU cen Ires in .Germany reJallng 16; sLole of the, foot! supplies 'for th' civilian population. On one occasion the Kaiser, after spending the grealer part of the fore- noon In going through i the-food re- ports, flung the papers from him In a. rage, and turning round lo one. of "Oh, curse. the people! I? they. can't gel food (hey must Tho secretary repealed the remark lo some of the Emperor's equerries, and the sfory got sbouK, .11 -TTfli printed In a. Socialist paper In Coif 3Sne, with the result that the editor >yas imprisoned and the paper closed down- The slory was no doubt Ihc djrect cause of the riot that occurred'at Cologno lastsMny when Iho troops fired on Iho rioters, hilling half a dozen. There Is no doubt from all I heard that the Kalse'r has Keenly felt: loss of Germany's, colonies. "To our colonleV." f.s a toast that If) drunk rycry .night at the. Kaiser's liea'd-., tjuarters. From nil. I ;heard It ap-' pears to Jjavo laken Iho.placfl for ihe moment, at ail events, of Iho famous toast of "Der Tagl" which for good reasons Is-not nowadays very often honored cither at royal tables elsewhere. ve been some and Whirling1 careers due to Ibp nvheaval brought about by ic war. hut ftT.- to final that f Sir Eric Gedcles. Ihe new Con- roller of Supplies at tho Urilish Ail- .Iralty. lie has bsen given the rank and Is Ihc only civilian o have won rank as bolh an admiral n hen hostilities broke out that atfcful August nCght Jn 19H, Sir ie was plain '3Ir.H (hen, by tha Just' an ordinary raUiray- h, a responsible position t Is true as deputy manager if the North-Kastern line In EnElan-1, unknoivntu famo outside his own Dimedialc circle. Then presently along came IJoyd lebrge, on the lookout for men. "of JUSh anil and snapped him up 'or tig '-newly-formed Ministry of Nest he became Dfrec- of 'Military Railways .at h'6 War ottlce. Then he wis y Sir Douglas ITalff, anfl off lo Prance, where he was u of Director-General of rransporlallon on the commaDdcr-In- ilefs slaff.' _: Hla work there embraced the en- lire reorganization ot the transport services, the working oC docks, main ratin-ays, light'railways, and waterways. ho ivas ap- pointed, to frkerclse general syper- vlslon over I fie whole, of the Iranj- portolJon of the army for all theatres of war, a responsibility, but, one which Geddes discharged to -he sallsfRcLlmi of all concerned. "And now he coes to Ihe with almost unlimited p'owers as re- gards his a'wn'epeclal sphere of work, whtcli wiU.emJirace ord- nart'-ce, and transport for t navy, In addition lo the con s true- lion ot the new standardized ehtpg for tlio. Brltlsn mercantile marine. It has repeatedly alaled that Sir Eric (3 anjAmerlcan. He IB nnlh- 1ns of the sort, being a Scotsman Iwrn Reid bred. Doubtless the mlB- take aros-2 through his having served to railroading In the-' Stated, he nritcninsR-- lijjd -worked up Ihrough all Ihe grades, itallpn" lerk, flreman> engine driver, and" so m, In order'to jgaln a practical In- !sht from actual experience Into the to devote him- America he went to India, and hejwaa to manage LhV-RobJIkuhd and Kumaon' Railway MR. ROOT BIGGEST AMERICAN WHO WAS NEVER PRESIDENT Selected to Go lo Russia Because of His Experience in Diplomacy ...and His Shrewd, Calm Prudence. EJH in. ducLlon bOt membercd that, shortly after the1 broke ta old mtn, and bWt UHU HOOT, ono of Ihe outsland- ig figures of contemporary American history, la In Pctro- grad on n mission of democracy (o New Russia. _The choice by Preal-" dent Wilson of so noted a eongcr- Vatlvo on cuch flii errand to a pro- visional Government mnno up of Workmen's and Soldiers' Delegates Is remnrKabic by'R knowledge of his disllnguUhcd 'achievements n.i a diplomat, r H WRS cf Stale under President ItocscvelL thai Mr- Hoot won Inlernatlonal fame a shrewd anit progrcjisivft promottf of llonnl cofnfty, forTwhUe.hls cnemiw Were." decrying. "his. foreign relallons as those of'dollnr diplomacy" Iho Iili.'Bouih American tour were -accept! generally as o( gfMt Root Is one of, the grcnlosl e> In life who hns not vallves, hut never'ceased io be a na- tional influence, now controlling Re- puhllcnn conyenlJocs-.'arid now lyinr the field as a Presidential possibility. As A lawycr'he "3 kroked .upon