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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta S. J. RADCLIFFE IS A GREAT TEACHER New Head of Provincial Normal School "Doesn't Wear Rubber Heels." HIS NOTABLE CAREER Has Traveled Widely in Europe and America and Is a Clever Linguist. By AUTIllU C. fAUTIIY. TIUKTV-NINH years ngo in a litUo roinili-y sc'.ioolhoiisc in the township of r.idiliilpli. ten tiUlca "br moip north of Txjmlon, a realous Iciwlicr w hoFo passion was pciUvsosry. conccn\rat.-('�park,, Tho'ycar. before the wai[^.:bi:6ke o\it h'j was in Uussla. iind especially �B tiio Grodno and Dvlns)* repfons. ivhoro Russia's Breatestt\'iatoHt;B �''' atoai aiHttHtroua Uciciiis laitr bcici, S. J. liadcUffc Warsaw and Petro.crad are fainilinr to him. and in both he chanced to beccmie the objcut of the interest of the Czar's secret service men. In Warsaw he fell in with a Pole, who had learned KnglisI-, well during nine years' residence in Amerita, and who cherished the' most bitter and deep-rooted antipathy to the Russian Government. Mr. Radcliffe did not long enjoy his new companion's friendship, bei'ore he found himself constantly accompanied by a secret service agent. Bobbin.i; up in the most unexpected places, his "shadow" at length became so familiar to him, that he amused himself by bidding the officer "good day." Throughout his travels tho agent followed, and always on his sight-seeing trips fibout.Petrograd and its environs, he found his man observing him. Hus-sia knew she had her pest of spies, and painstakingly she watched 'most everyone. During his-travels his knowledge ot languages has been applied, and incidentally developed, iSpanish standin.g him in good stead in Slexico. while l'"rench and German were' excellent auxiliaries to the English tongue in Europe. Since tho war has restricted travel. Mr. R.adcliffe during the earlier juut of the summer's vacation is directing a. summer school, for the training of teachers in kindergarten primary work in I^ndon. Fifty-five teachers are attending, and with them ^mes as "raw material," seventy-five yonngster,�:. who If they chose to h.".ve it so. could be holidaying with other scholars. But under Mr. Radclitfe's direction the school is not a bugbear to the kiddies, while it is not doubted that many of the teachers are being accelerated or. the road of successful pedagogy, just as the new principal of Toronto Normal was giveil his flying start S9 years .ago; as he sat at the feet of Mr- Ale.x.. SicMulIeu. on the back concession of Biddulph^_. Paderewiski, the Greatest Pole The Supreme Pianist is Big in Many Ways Aside From His Musical Genius. PEOPLE who know Paderew.ski as a musician know him only slightly- No one really knows PadercwskI who has not heard him make a speech. Ho is passionate, eloquent, and his zeal In behalf of the stricken people of his native Poland has done more than anything else to bring them relief. He was a Polish patriot long before he was a pianist. His father was banished to Siberia by the Govern-' ment of Russia for his independent beliefs; and he brought back from exile a burning love for Poland and a desire for Its freedom, which ho bred into his son from the beginning-' Paderewski has other interpsta, also passionate, of a lighter sort In his home at Merges, on Lake Geneva, he devotes a great Ueal ot earnest attention to his kitchen, and has firm opinions on tho sclenco of cookcrj'. Even his wife, who has specialized in collecting, valuable, recipes,, cannot excel him In this^fleld. A. H. C. i'lnck, writing In tho Cen|ury Magazine, says: "Paderewski Is ns great In gastronomy as in music, and he believes the subject of food Is 'the most Important question' In oUr country. Of Americana he says: 'They are rich-rich enough to spoil French cooking,'" Paderewski believes In favorltcS, His favorite animals are dogs and parrots, his favorite fruit, sour' cherries, his favorite sport, mowing the lawn. *' HE'S 84, BUT HE Sm WRITES Mr. Richard Butler, the Muser of tlie Hamilton Spectator, Has' Long Record. BEGAN AS A PRINTER Lived in States For Some Years, and Was Banker, Poli-ticiani Etc. A CYCLE KING gIR FRANK BOWDEN, Bart., whose 2,000 employes at Nottingham", England, have presented him with his portrait to mark his 70lh birthday, signalized tho occns-lo.h .by gifts, of $10,000 to the local hospital and to the Salvation Army. Sir Frank Bowden is one ot Britain's klnKs of commerce, being founder and Kule owner (with his only Koii) ot the Raleigh Cycle Company, whiclu since the v.-ar began, has been (iirgaged in making munitions. ' Tho ICni^li.sh "Cyelo King" started h\x ouKine.Y.i curcer at an early ago as a junior clerk, but he was earnlnfe J!;,iiOO a year when,lie was only-il. Tin: UXItI�JASO^'AIiLl�!S. /JAIIEKE is roaijnn in all things, but not 111 nil peoiilc, - By JOHN A. SAXO.V. THINK of it. ye youngsters oC 40, .-)0 or so! Think ot a man looking S4 years sfiuaicly in the face, backed by a life ot activity-printer, soldier, editor, publisher, vice-consul-and writing yet; writ-ipg articles bubbling with optimism, writing with a charity and freshness usually associated with men who have the world before them: and telling from a vast experience of the good things of tho past, withal Insisting on how good a place this old world is to live In, spite of war. pestilence and famine, and betimes Inculcating the principle that Industry and faithful performance of duty will invariably bring their reward. This decidedly interesting octogenarian is Mr. Richard Butler, the Muser of The Hamilton Spectator, and one ot the few re-mainin.'; boys of tlie old, old brigade of printcrdom, tho typcstickers of generations gone lang sync. To write seems second nature to the venerable Muser, and were he not to keep delving into the dim and distant past, dragging forth old records and blowing the dust of ages from them, to present them in freshened guise to his readers, he would feel as though he was of this world a thing apart! Like many who went their way to Scribbicrville, Mr, Butler began his real \^orkaday life In a printing shop. His habitat was the office of a religious weekly, and he yet holds communion with the Methodists. After .a while, Mr. Butler heard a call from the States, with Its extended opportunities, and with his "stick" in his pocket crossed the line in search of the almighty dollar. But not alone; when 23 and sensible, he had taken .to himself a bride, one of Hamilton"^ fairest daughters; and good It Is to here state, the happy Union, after.tliqse many years, is still tmbroken-theip diamond wedding celebration took.place last year. Over In Uncld Sam's land, the Xoung printer had his years at tho case, and during the Civil War joined the Northern army, and did his bit for freedom's cause. On again treading the printing paths of peace, he went to Bloomihgton, lliinois, and blossomefli'InTo a newspaper publisher. Buti'It, was later in Clinton, of the same State, '.that he found-rock-bottom In the publicity llne_ and made a name for himself and his paper. The Clinton Public, becoming one of tho town's substantial men; a bank president. Republican leader and what not, after the mo/jt iapprovcd American fashion.' Wm a U.S. Vice-Consul TJT Anierlcanlzed as he was, Mr. Butler's heart, nbnetheless, beat a bit faster when he thought of his old Canadian' home, and it came about that some twenty years or so ago-Mrs. B. being willing-the Butlers pulled up stakes at Clinton and entrained for Hamilton, Ont. There Mr. Butler took up the duties of assistant to tho American Consul, and, as was natural to a newspaper man, editor and publisher, filled.the Vice-Consulate duties with duo decorum and with diligence. A few years ago he resigned the office, to spend the rest of his years by his ain fireside and musa In thought and print, 'Coming once jnoro In contact with newspaper work, soon after his return, Mr, Butler could not resist the temptation to again "push the pencil," and ho eventually found his metier in rounding up the past and placing It In permanent form through tho Muser articles In tho Saturday Spectator. Let it not bb forgotten that the bulk of this writing has been done In the years far exceeding tho scriptural span of life. Tho Musings arc no mere ramt�llrigs, but readable records anil ramllilacences, interspersed with humorous sallies and good advice- Jfr. Butler's stylo Is ot a persuaslvc'elnstlc nuality, fitted to tho musing form, and the fact that the newspaper management Is reluctant tcrelcaso tho aged writer f/om active service is best evldenco that Ije Is still "^oing strong," It Is not senerally known that the artist who drew tho cut for tho heading over the Muser articles perpetrated u bit- of 4 pictorial pleasantry on the writer, when ho depleted tho Mu.ser pipe In hand deriving inspiration from thp :>vpod. Mr, Butler is not a devotee of my lady Nicotine, but he takea.thc joke in good part, and the pipp'has ncVor been censored. Bosldort fdlllng liack on an unusually I'etontivo inanfipry, tho Muser goes Into the highwciyfl and byways of lltovaturo lii- s6aroh ot tho ancient chronicles .apdtlan.smuto.y them Into brcozy'hlta'di'.loro for modern rcndeiH. ill this AY^iyjtiq.hua rescued from oh-Mcurity^IllJliiiyWaluablii llcmin ot in-fonnatlon-aM pi'pfjervcd them, which should entJHJB blrntd.brflciiil recognition aa tt rutli'or unkiuo hisi^]; ian, Anbthor bt iHainllton's netogenar-I'.'.'is i.'! Mi: Wm. Murray, of "Athol B Armyy Navy and RiA.F. Heads Bom in ''Kingdom of Fife"' Birthplace of Little Kings and Great Commoners - Where Douglas Haig, Rosslyn Wemyss, and Robinson Crusoe Were ; Boys-Adam Smith, Sir Wm. Weir, and Many Others. By J. LANDELS liOVE. IN days ot yore Scotland looked to the ^'Kingdom oof Fife" for her kings. To-day that gallant little county has given to the Empire tho heads of its army, navy and air forces. Isloated on three sides by the sen, and on tho fourth by a chain o'. hills forming the gateway to tlie Scottish Highlands, the county ot Fife has developed a race of Inhabitants characterized by tho sturdy virtues of their forefathers who wei'e compelled by goographlcal circumstances to learn the secret ot s " �eliaVco. Hlcssed with large deposits ot coal. Iron and oil shale; rich In agricultural lands and fisheries; possessing almost every conceivable industry together with natural harbors; tho birthplace of a Royal line, Fife long ago earned, and to-day Is proud of, the sobriquet of "Kingdom." Just as it lias always possessed tho factors necessary to a self-contained kingdom, it is now giving the men who collectively, at least, are doing more tiian any other similarly-sized group to save tho Empire. Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, First Sea Lord of the British Admiralty; Sir Dougla^ Haig, Commander-in-Chief ot His Majesty's armies, and Sir Wm. Weir, Secretary of State for Air Forces, are all men ot Fife, It is a record of which any community might reasonably be proud, and It Is not ."surprising to learn that the natives of the "Kingdom" who are not serving under one or other ot their distinjjuished men are strlv-ing to "get In on the game" still further by.publicly subscribing the cost of a new cruiser to be named after their hom'e ,county. It was In the h�art of Pifeshire, at Falkland Palace, a noble pile still standing almost Intact, that many of tho lU-fated line ot Stuart kings were born. That race, with Its strange streaks ot genius and folly, was freqtlehtly tho curse and occasionally' iho blessing ot old Caledonia. Tli'e wisest of tho lino, and the most chivalrous, was Scott's hero Iri '"The iiady of the Lake." The wisdom of Jartes Stuart, in whom the crowns of' England and Scotland were united, - is pijpverbial, although the title of. "Scottish Solomon" was bestowed in,Sarcasm by Sassenacha south of the Tweed. The epigram coined by one olndlos, and tho manufacture .of- a � smoke Is an elaborate (process. It requires iilco adjustments, hut tho output Is a perfect cylinder. Tho ends need a little trimming,' :hut this Is soon accomplished.'and 'Billy' utters a sigh of satisfaction as ho lights up. Ho has unfailing choorfulnesB and this had remained' unimpaired although ho hua recently sustained a hard blow. For Billy Is no longer an official senior pilot. Tho service has Us ago limits and ho has passed them, and now ho Is not allowed to pilot.a mall boat. Thus-the big, magnificent flyers from Australia or the Orient, aoo him no moro, but occasionally ono ot these leviathans ploughing, in, from sea, will .pass an outward bound steamschoonor or dingy, Japanese tramp and, tho brass-bound commander of tho mall boat will level Ills binoculars at tho-other craft. ; , V / "There's old Billy on the bridge," ho remarks, and a friendly toot on tho whistle sends grcotinga across tho watera. It frequently happens that ho brings in a steamer with a captain ot the new school-thp young, smart of flier, "Hollo, pilot, you still around?'' may bo the grootlng. . "Why, sure. I'm a young fellow yet.; When dldl'seo you before?" "Oh, 1 rom'ombop you. I was an approntioe on the, Liverpool tiarquo -Wray. Castle, which: was up here twelve years ago. Tou took us out that voyage." So you aoo that Billy does not change much. He loves a good story, and Ukos a Uttlo, quiet game of, poker, and ho, hap. never, had', an accident. Ho Ijas: seen tho sorvloe change throughtiut. Ho has been pallbearer to the men who started in tho service'with'him, but his Iho small boats, Intent on locating health seems to bo quite Impervious tplho bftd �weather, ajid t.hoj ejfnosuro of alio, long wat6h,'and Weare all He Knocked Oul Sixh, Gommander IT Is safe to say that not many people In this war havo had tho Bupreine prlvllego of hitting a U-boat coiumander In tho jaw; bnt, at least, tho war will not end without this having happen/d onco. D, J. McDonald, skipper of tho three-masted schooner John O. Walter, out ot Nova Scotia, was on his way to Englond recently. Ho "fell In with a submarine." says the news account, and the tl-bont commander ordered the crowj" to take to their boats, and then sank tho schooner with bombs. The skipper was ordered on board the submarine, to bo taken homo as a trophy. "I guess you will have to make a visit to Germany," said tho commander Jovially. "Captain McDonald did not reply Immediately," says tho account. "Ho waited a few seconds, and then his fist shot out and caught tho Gorman on tho point ot tho jaw. As tho U-boat commander fi^U stunned, the Nova Scotian turned and wont hood first over tho side. "'I swam under water as long as 1 could, and when 1 came up I was for-tunalo enough In ciporglng in .such a .position that ono of the small'boats waa between mo and tho submarine.' Tho undcr-uea boat moved aboul. glad ho,Is still navigating ujulor a Capt. ^Vm. EHcrahank Prince of Wales Dislikes Swank He Is Well Liked Wherever f/4 Goes in France and Italy. ASK any I'rench officer who has been � the best-llkcd Engllsh-man In Franco, and ton, to ono his answer is tho "Prlnco da Galles."  , �VThllo King George was always, at heart, a sailor, tho Prlnco of Wales has shown that ho prefers tho Army, to tho Navy. He has tried both services. In 1911 ho spent three months hard training In tho battleship Hindustan, and beforo that ho had four years at Osborne and Dartmouth. But it was not until tho war broke out: that ho .showed his true taste, and they are not naval but military. Both In Franco and in Italy tlm Prlnco has been an immense success. He has been popular with his men, his brother officers, and with all tho French and Italians with whom ho has como in contact. His chief grief has been that he has been condemned to h.-indlo motor Jori-los �instead ot commanding men In.tho trenches. Ho has been tho despair ot his generals, for whenever he could possibly get off on his own, ho would take his bicycle and go exploring as hear tho front lines as possible. Tho more "unhealthy" tho spot, tho more he scorns to enjoy It. On his first visit to Italy, he pcti-tioned General Cadorna lo let hint visit a most perilous post held by Alpinl. Tho General replied: "Sir, I cannot oblige you. Wo dd not want any historical Incident.'j here." Ho works like any other Junior officer, and has a hatred of "swank."-The only people ho has ever been rude to arc certain 111-brnd persons who havo "kow-towed" and Insisted on bringing in "Vour Royal Highness" every other sentence. Ho has a passion for keeping In good condition. In JIaly, where h� went with- the British Relict Force, an officer, a man of twico hla ago, found liim ono morning running around a I'leld in shorts and a Jersey. Tho ol'ficor stopped to call to hliu that breakfast waa ready. 'All right, So-and-So," was tha answer. "Donf wait for mc, I've got two moro rounds to do." "X should have I thought you got enough exorcise during tho day," suggested the other. "That's not exorcise," replied tlin Prlnco, "Must gyt a bit of r;mnlng. Keeps a man fit, you know. Keeps him fit," Tho officer turned away with ,a smile. Tho Prlnco -vvas only twenty-two then. HARD TO EXPLAIN - ' piELD MARSHAL LORD ME-THUEN. the Governor ot Malta, -told an amusing story recently of a wounded Australian In a hospital there who fell In lovo with his M,?j-toao nurse, and eventually married hor. y I^resently letters of congratulation liegan to pour In upon tho brldo Mm hor husband's friends and relatives, and' Bioat of thorn used tho samo ad-Joctlvo in referring to' him, calling him a model man. Curious to learn tho exact meai;-^ Ing ot tho -word. She consultod an Bngllsh dictionary, and discovered that model was a "smalj Imitation' of tho real artloJo," Tl*e Canny Scot ' , A MAN called ono day on a frlonil -a Scottish morchant-who before tho war had a largo contlnentttl business connection. "This war must havo hit you very hard," ho sali-"Vdrra hard," replied tho merohan't, shaking his head sadly, "t.^vo owor, slxtcdn hundred pounds owin' mo in Gormany, ah' I'm no suro Vll-ovor si^o a bawbeo o't."' �"Indood," aald tjio other; "that's hard luoU," "LoslVt" answored tho Scotsman, "It Is so, h'tlt n6t|tv',td(f9th6j^^'',i;.