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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta W.F. NICKLE, FREE LANCE INPOLITICS The Conservative Member From Kingston Has Defied Party Whip More Than Once. FORERUNNER OF TYPE Of Politicians Who Put Before Is a Clever Speaker. By M. GKATTAN O'LEARf. THE most interesting moment In tho House of Commons this s.'ssion was when William Fol- der Nickle broke from the ranks of Ws political friends and associates, and opposed, the. Government on the question of the-. C.N.R. Anyone who knows anything of the party spirit at Ottawa-'-of its narrowness, bitter- ness, unreflecting hates and tho difficulties which come into the free play of the mind, whenever one has decided to take service with ons party or another, will have some slight appreciation of the courage and loyalty to conviction which in- spired speech of the brilliant "young from arid which gave to it the tremendous pow- er that only earnestness can impart. Yet no one who lias followed the poli- tical career of "W. F. Nickle, short, but independent and could be at all surprised at his decision. In the Ontario Legislature he crossed swords with the redoubtable Sir James Whitney on more than one occasion, 'and never with dis- honor. The crack the party whip, even in the bands oC a master like Sir James, had no terrors for him That.his course was approved of is best attested to by the fact that in 1911 he succeeded in bringing King- ston back', into the .Conservative column after It bad gone Liberal for seventeen since the death of Sir John Slacdonald. In the.House of Commons lie won instant success, one single speech on Old, 'Age Pensions alone .Winning for "hini-the entire respect of the leaders! on both sides of the House. A Successful Fighter LAST session he was chosen by the Prune Minister to e the ad- dress the speech from the Throne, and in an eloquent speech reputafion. Later in the session he attracted wide and favor- able attention for the powerful fight he conducted In the Borikmg and Commerce Committee .Have the new .Bank Act revised- the interest of the people, anil 'it. was chiefly owing' to'-, his strenuous advo- .cacy that .-a j clause ,-wais .inserted wbereoy bank auditors must e 'the approval of, 'the' Minister of "Fin- ance.' When the '.Canadian Northern ed for fifteen' millions last yteiir, and..tlio Government -decided- to ''give it'to' 'them, Nickle'. fought the pro- position in the- party .-caucus _ tdi the last, and-, only voted it. in- the House. after-he had the, as- -Kurance of tho Government that no further assistance would be granted. t w-uv -_ ___ 'sion that -Mackenzie, and "Mann" coining -'back for "more Nickle known that he "wasrOpposed to '.their getting it. Other nadian Institute, Toronto. lor thirtj George M.A., LLVD.. clerk of the Department of Crown Lands, Ontario been-'on the Institute's, execu- tive as -editor of its transactions. Thei" know "Dr. Kennedy by name in even-'-civilized country of tho world is a scientilic so- ciety any. kind presented him with an address .andi set of valuable books a tew days' itjo upon h inurement the editorial duties referred to. The-doctor was born of Perthshire, Scotland, parentage in Bytown (now Ottawa) on Starch 3. 1S3S, and had a most distinguished career at Toron- to University, winning: gold medals in metaphysics and ethics. He tooit but as a i irticipnnt in games and exercises of i sporting nature The lat- test gimt. which his Rojnl Highness h is taken up is polo The- photo shows rhe P of "flales practicing polo at Oxford prior to a match in which he played on May. G, if he had not had as god-' ther that eminent litterateur, the U trie i i e ilUUlllltiU to Hie um -1U nf hi, lucrative patronasa various Umes In his Ions :md the well-to-do family district, whichimost active 'career Dr. Kennedy has KC LL.D., his M.A. degree -as Ions ago as I860, and was admitted to the bar-in 18G5. g j Square the presidency of such, local U Ulill.tJ KJViUO.ll- Uttl 1 __ __ __ 1 t. caraeJiis Conviction that, he was right- minently identified mining advancement. Formerly pre- s'dent and managing director of the" Crow's-Nest Pass-Coal-Co., and oth- present he Is Canadian representa- tive'1 of r the largest" English mining At. the geological congress held, in 'Toronto last summer he was a Jiiember of several important committees. None .can deny but he comes by I Ills 'writing- instinct naturally; .per nap's he" had literary-inclined fore- bears even, back.oi Editor TV. L. Mac- kc-n2ie of the Colonial Advocate; whose types "were incontinently cast into Toronto Bay, back in_182G: Most of the-present and immediate past generations of Toronto University cgridiiiUes -will learn for UIP ffrst j Lfrne tint in Mr U G S they havejorie original-.found- rrs Among cricketers be has long-been'.an outstanding fip- iro having 'founded "The Cricket jrld in hot it was in -tJiti u tc S liC .won mo it distinction, and the sum total of Ills "beln slumped or j caught out on the old campus, crease be quite .Interesting to know. Cricketers used'to'-come go, but. G.G.S; could always to ,turn out again and W: tho recent .civil war in. Ireland; 'threatened tliero was a -harrow escape 6C having a' somi tojal general In tomnnuid ot tho King's army. HIa. 'Majestya cousin. General Count Gleichen, is In command of one of ;the. cavalry bn- gides in li eland and had tho other generals all it is doubtful whether tho count .would-have, fol- lowed suit, his position of blood: re- lationship to tho Sovereign being more patent than; considerations oC politics. Counts Glcichen Is ot tho most picturesque military, his time. "Glick ,of. tho.- Gren- adicrs" has long been a familiar.nick-, immo in the army. The iiick-nama has been -well won, for the count'hoi fought all over the Empire. General Count Glcichen is by birtft thb-result of one of .the early, Victor- ian royal romances. When .the Duka of Kent married the Princess Leinin- gcn w ho becarao the mother of Queen A lUorio, th it 1 idy was already ;the widow-of Prince Em'ich Leinln- OLD DEBT TO ONTARIO mairied a rojal nnnce of the great The Prince of Wales as a Prince of Sport QINCC the Timce o himself I i of "U lies went to Oxfoid he lias from time to time in erected in ill fornib of not onlv a spectator UNCLE SAM PAYS A CENTURY COUNT GLE1CHEN RELATIVE OF KING Famous General's Grandmother Was a Half-Sister of Queen Victoria. MOTHER A BEAUTY Was a Daughter of Admiral Seymour Caused Story About King George. I Crooks Family Reap the Reward of a Hunched Years of Perseverance. yf'AHK TWAIN'S ludicrous sketch of a certain George Fisher, deceased, whose meagre" world- Is possessions were bj U S m IMS is -well kmnvn in 1S4S the heirs filed a first claim sub boquentlj subEiaiar% cipmis that the lee go his holt on the H-her f imlh fortunes the heirt, in damages and various accrued interests something in six figures of good American dol- The award the American an3 British Claims Tribunal at Washing- ton, 'day, for .the illegal of the Canadiir lord Nelson, in 1812, granting- the owners heirs ?o 000 93 Dears' rt was or six The latter would en titl_ hem to over a- million dollars but it is not known at piesent who thor Barilstei A T> of lo- lonto grandson Of tho Hon J-imes of the tno brothers who ownedthc Lord electto I will or not. In ISlT.ra decree -made, by the court of the Northern District of New lork pronounced the seizure of the boat and its making nlo a U S vessel at Sx-cketts. Harboi il legal and directing 55 000 to be- paia the claimants In the meantime Thoron Budd cleik of the court, had a-bsconded with all the court funds this was the first of a lengthlj series of ncai awards given one being a decree of the Court of daunt in 1S5SJ which held that the claimants--- were Hc-ntlUed only or their .share of Urn monies retxnered by the U S Government from the .defaulting court.clerk. Another of the familj that valiant ly in this singular case i per cent fiction lias to onte as'ain Uiat go some to beat out truth. Singularly enough, the moCto of the Crooks familj concerned is and thr familj- claim has been 'lirscd at 'Washington' in termitttutly but e-ver since the war, which really, began witli the illegal seizure alluded to. The belated which at last has been given, nets the Crooks' heirs By the treaty of 1910 tin der Which they secured it, they got only" 4 per cent, though Lhcir claim was tho fathei of A the Hto Crooks men Vdam Crookfa who wiis Egerton succes- him whim tho lunatic "Well, Yon, too! The very 'RU'Hon.-David Lloyd George on the Way to Make His Budget Speech verv ihlorfiflllhpf photograph the British Chancellor of tlio 'Kxchcqucr on tho way tn Iftmmrtna, to make his ImOcrt-i speech. On tlio left ot Urn picture l.t Mr. Mnnlaauc, Secretary tho yreaaury, on the righi, Mr, I'erpy tho ch.IeC. Liberal whip, Librarian Lpcke Again Honored With an Invitation to Address Library. Association of the United' -Kingdom. TO have been this year for the second time, to cross the occUn and address the Library Association the United Kingdom at Oxford, a.nd to journey also to Leipzig to represent Canado. at that city's International'Book Exhibition, Is not minimizing- the reputation oE Toronto's chief librarian, George Herbert Locke. It rather follows out the reference once given to that ol- fictal by the Journal of Education; Boston; "One. of -the clearest-headed specialists on education in America." Beca.une Jlr.-Ldcke came to Toron- to in position in McGlll University, there is'a pretty general inilir'Rsaiori that if not un old coun- tryman, he ill least1 a Qucbeeker an- Eastern -Provinces' product. The a .Methodist minister, tjic licv. Joseph H. Locke, from Ports- down, Ireland, ilie chief Mbrariiin, wiis born in liwimsyllle, Ontario, (in 1870, his mother having been a Jlisa iluekay, of, N.R More- over, he first trainlnj? at Rycrson Public, School in this city, later iillcnding the Toronto Colleyiatu Institute and also those fit .LJramp- ton and ColHngwood, nttalnlng his M.A. at Toronto-University-in 1801. Toronto's Free Libra ry has Ti world-wide name; it is not. alone prominent for the number of vol- umes annually issued-In fiction, these total but for Its reference book record also. In which a similar number arc yearly given out The same number ot non-fiction volumes are accounted for grand; lotuwurlUy U.lal ot three-quarters of ;i million liooks per year. American clticii oi! 'Htmllar Jilze gasp at 'that. That lit why l.hcy-want -hear from jlr. Locke over tlio herring pond. They waiit to Icavn how he inanc.geK so to popularize' reading, particularly reading-. Thcro is a Ktill further'.tie with Toronto for the official who wrbufrht this miifvcl; his hap- pens to be the davightcr of Mr. John T. who created Mooro Park, and whose fame in rose culture from House cf ITehenlohe and when tho European RcAolution of 184S ruined the Hohenloho family, .Queen .Victoria mMtcd hoi half to send her sixteen year old son to England to be biought up at the Couit of St. .tiunes. This Princess Hohcnlohe and Queen nepheWi becarao an tdmiral But tho great' of his life his storj which half i century ago was ili9 talk oC the town: The Hehenlohe Romance IN those diss the Seymours of tha "Marquis of Hertford 3 family wero high in fas-or at court, and one of them. Lady Laura .Seymour, a, daughter of admiral Sir George Sey- mour, was the acknowledged beauty, of her time. Princo Hohuhlohe fell promptli In lo e with her' Queen Victoria hoped to. see ne" half-sister's son. found "a, family -PC brilliant young royalties, bod> that her uoj irregular alliances m of tho diffi-j cultlcs Uie prlncr mnrriod Lady j Laura, Sey'mour; arid tho Countr Gleicheii'of to-day was their- first) child 1 Queen Victom first the prince and fimily, turned out to l-o gifted They: ;include'-a sculptor, -u painter and" a singer beside the Count Gleichen. The latter Moddcr Rive at but pulled through. charming mother' for -years lived in SL Palace, and, though "by the world her lovo Blory with, her .i-oyal prlnco, ovcntunlly gavu rise to the story that King George at Malta -had. married an Admiral Seymour's daughter. WORLD'S BEST BEGGAR HE "world's best beggar" is now peer in the "realm, Sydney Holland becoming Viscount Knutsforcl upon the death of his fat'her a short time ago. Tho new peer is well known for his work In connection with the Lon- don Hospital, and his Ingenious do- vices to raise contributions for that' i eggar. if Once he offered a> guinea to anyone; wiio would give him' a line to fill" a! hoarding, and so gained a cheap ad- TH institution havo earned him the titlo of. the "world's best beggar." vcrtlscmcnt for the six weeks that, the competition lasted. .Another oC; his to sub- i scriptions In Agony columns ,bC tho and add, "Six accidents i an hour." i Ji> the course of-hia begging] cru- sades lie hfis acquired an insight, into the art fit advertising sunh ns few iji-ofcssionnl experts could liopo to beat. Itc finds that a, Inttei- to tho newspapers must either end in "a flob or a smile." "A letter signed byj mllHonairca, a bishop, and a nocicly he says, "is not wortll TriaH-fi'rpwn stock' far and wide over the continent. AFRAID OF HIM, 'T CALL It tm unwarrantable the company promoter, said angrily. "Why, what's wrong In surprise. "DI'd you avis old ncoun- drci roared the company wo-. inotor.' "Ho earoi'ully, counted each c( htu flnsorii after I shook hands with SIR FREDERICKS. TWO ladies were one day in Wcst-i minster Abbey, when one of! them suddenly raised her hand.' "Hush! she: said. "There's the organ. Isn't It splendid? 1 al- ways love to hear "'Sir Frederick Bridge play." 'Beai'.UfuV replied tho other. "One can always distinguish his touch." As a matter of fact, It was tho vacuum cleaner, buying away in preparation for the-corona- tion- And no one enjoys telling tho story more than Sir Frederick him- self, who overheard the tvvo ladies. -NO MONEY A DELIGHTFUL story of U. Ti- .Stevenson and his wife has just been published, that those of " who nrc not artists inny find rmi'd to We- In mannghiff hla affairs SteV' 2iiHon had, ns he often said, ho aionoy-senao. I to and lira. Steven- son onco-went to Paris for a plea- sure-trlji. They had n chequo and some odd money, and they meant to have a thoroughly good .time ;and atay ss long aa tlielr money held.out, After.a few Hay a they found their asked his cash running short; they couldn't I imagine what they.had dono with ft all, but there seemed to he very ,111110 money left, HO thoy decided theyi'hntl heller get home while It lasted. When thoy Rot homo they found .the JilOO choquo ninontf their jmpcrs. Tlifty hadn't cnslied it, and didn't kiionf thoy liadn'.L ;