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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta PLUCK AND GOOD NATURE OF NEWG.G. Prince Alexander of Tcck Haa Rea! Business Capacity, Should. Be Popular. FOUGHT IN BOER WAR His Charming Wife Was Known as "Princess Alice of Won- derland" When a Child. PLUCK, business capacity, geni- ality, and good nature arc the chief chnracterlsUcs of; Prince Alexander of Tcck, who is to suc- ceed UIQ Unite of Conriaught as Gov- ernor-General of Canada, when the latter's term of office expires In ''October next. "That thB .Prince .possesses Just those qualities which will make him popular in Canada Is generally says London Tit-Bits, "ills democratic unassum- ing ways will undoubtedly appeal to our overseas cousins. In the Army the "Tommijs" loved him because' he had ho and know his business. As a .fellow- officer put it, when they went out with the Prince's regiment- the Seventh Hussars, and first saw ac- tive service in the Matabcle War in IS9G, "lie was not a military clothes- horse, but one who knew what sol- diering meant." He was no shirker from "roughing: and he took risks with the most reckless ot our sol- diers out there, being on several oc- casions mentioned In despatches. A striking illustration of his Royal tllghness's enthusiasm for soldering is illustrated by the fact that when the South African War broke out the Prince at once volunteered for immediate service, and within forty- eight hours sailed with the Inniskill- v ing Dragoons, who took part In the opcraUdns' round CoJesborg, the routing of, General Cronje, the relief of Kimberlpy, and the march to Bloemfontein. His Unassuming Way OF one of the "I-rince's South Af- rican fights an' interesting etory is told. An Australian war correspondent who rode towards one of the khaki-clad regiments was ap- proached by a young, unassuming man, who.was anxious to hear news of the outside world. "Have you been under he asked the correspondent. "I should was -the reply, "and I don't mucb appreciate it. iAnybody who likes can have my. share." have to go under fire whether ive like it or said the Quiet young Englishmen. "At a chirped the Corn- MaIIc- The young man shrugged his shoulders and walked away. Then the Australian heard that tlie un- assuming young soldier was Erincc Alexander of Teck, and he went back in the direction from which he had conifl. That, however, was just the Prlnces'a way. Kays one who met him during the war, "I once traveled half a day with him., net knowing ivho he was. Then I learned how earnest a soldier the Prince is, and liow thoroughly wedded to his pro- I't'ssion. He is a good trekker, and a ijood camp-man, As a boy before be went to 'Eton, the 'Prince spent his days at Ken- sington Palace and Lodge, Richmond Park, where, with his two brothers and sister, Queen Mary, he romped and ran like a merry eand- lioy. He was her [Majesty's, favor- ite, and it was a black day when he first went off to "prepara- tory" for Eton, for, in spite of the seven years' difference in their ages, the sister and brother were eon- is tan I companions. Business Capacity AT Eton tlie Prince was known as ood-tempered, jolly fellow, very- fond of games, a roputatlonpwhlch he has always maintained. The business enterprise and cnpa- .billtlcs of Prince Alexander were displayed when ho carried on the task of raising funds for the Mid- dlesex' Hospital, begun by his brother, the ffite Prince Francis of Teck, four years ago. In this work lie was largely assisted by his wife, Priccss Alexander, who devoted a great deal of time to practical phil- anthropy. Indeed-few big charitable schemes are. launched In does not take a personal interest. A daughter ot the late Duke of Albany, and a sister of the reigning Duke of the Princess Alexander of Teck married in 3901, when she was twenty-one years of ago. ".Exactly how mucb truth there may bo In romantic stories that are told of foreign aspirants to the band of "Princess Alice as she was cnllcd in her younger days; because, of her passionate de- votion to the works of Lewis Car- roll, Is not known; but It is stated that she early determined, like her cousin the Princess Roynl, that she would net marry a fore-ten prince. Certainly her marriage to Prince: Alexander gave the grcates_t sfilis- marrlage has been an ideally -happy i imp, and thero is little doubt thru the Prjncess, like her husband, will en- dear herself to Canadians. Members of the United States-Mexico Mediation Conference, Taken at the Royal Garden Party, Toronto photo taken at the Duke Connaught's garden party at Craigleigh, Toronto. From left to of the Brazilian Ministry, his K-ccellency Dqminico da Gama, of Brazil; Ills Excellency Don Rtliiardb Saorez, Chilian Minister: his KMCc-lIency Dr. R. S. Naon. Argentine Minister; Senor Ediuirdo Gib, Secretary toi the Argentine Minster; Mi- H. Percival Dodge, of the American Legation; ladies of the American party; Mr. .P. W- Lehmann and Judge-Lamar, of the United States. ROCKEFELLER, JR'S RELIGIOUS WORK BRYAN'S STORY AMIHUCAN Secretary Bryan of tlie Slate Department, be- lieves a man and WH wife should divide .their Joys. "For says 1m. "tiii-y multiply." Jn this tlon lie relates tho following nncc- dolo: "One night a man wont home from a fundlon quite late. When ho reached tho front door bis wife up- braided him severely, yon sn-j. my hn re- plied, '.-is I didn't Imvo you inr. 1 enjoyed myself only l-.nlf as imioli; nnd Ihorofnrc 1 hud to aUy twice (is His Bible Class Service Next, and Char- ity Third. V "hQ fs: a very K-. JDHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR., just now much in the.public eye, has three phases of religious work in which he takes particular interest. A member of: the Fifth'. Avenue Church, New York, worshiping with Calvary Church, that city, he works us a Baptist in only one of them. This is his Bible! he conducts a part oi_ trie and whose members declare real help to them. An interesting fact about is that It lias in its 200 membership about twenty Roman ho attend regularly and''who have a small'organization, exclusive- ly Roman 'Catholic, within the class organization. In his instructions to'thls Class, Sir. Rockefeller invariably Uses' many il- lustrations from the business world, but never refers to himself or to his business affairs......... The two other, activities, both of them national in their relations, arc social service, with particular atten- tion to morals, and evangelism, in which ho is a firm believer and gen- erous supporter. The moral work came a.3 result of acceptance of a "white investi- gation committee, and finally fore- unship of a grand jury. Later the work has developed Into an insti- tution and. into national relations. Tho m6n and. religion movement was literally financed bv him, espe- cially that part It m his own city, his contribution being In charities the younger man is closely identified with tho older. One staff of investigators-of appeals, and seemingly one gift fund, carry on the work, whether it be religion, cational. The vigilance with whicli SUCCESS IS WON IN SHIRT SLEEVES So Says the American Manager of One of England's Great Railroads. best chance of said Henry W. Thornton. ''comes when you are in your shirt sleeves." Thornton is the young American railroad man who was recently picked out to take charge of the Great Eastern Railroad in England. After Thornton; had graduated In football and engineering-' at the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania he applied for a job to John C. Sims, then sec- retary of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He had a letter of in- troduction from ii man of influence. said Sims, when he read the letter. "This gets ycto a job- but it don't hold the job for you, young man. rarry' you on the salojy list for two years. But if by that time you havc-n't been pro- moted, salt won't save you.1' Thornton was on his third promo- tion at the ehtl of the two lie has been moving: upwards ever since but he has never "sained1 a step by flattery, back-bending-, or lying, if the opinion of the men who have been nearest to is to be 1 taken at par. On the other hand, he hasn't hesitated to fuss with his superior officers and fuiishig with the official family of :thh. PennsyU vania Railroad is commonly reputed to be as dangerous an occupation biting the tip of a stroke of lightning. On one occasion a bag- gageman on his division had climb- Bishop C Brent of the Philippines Islds, Prefers Single Canadian-Born and Educated Great Churchman. SHALL never marry- My I' single state was a settled vo- cation long- ago." So writes the Right Rev. Charles Henry Brent. Protestant Episcopal Wishop of the Philippines, to his aunt. Mrs. Wil- lougbby Cummings, in Canada. The thistledown rumor that he was to marry Jtrs, Lorillard Spencer, a ed to the tender where h had the The I 10 InisInGgH to engine rolled into the ditch, baggage man killed, leaving a destitute family. 'Giro me- for tho widow and Thornton- ters. "Not a asked of lieadqunr- sald headquarters, coldly. "U v.-as the baggageman's wealthy American widow, gained fault that be was killed." said Thornton, with his appeals arc looked Ip.to before money big jaw setting. "But meanwhile a Is Riven has frightened-off. a good young widow and three boys are in. over ta is danger of starvation. I'm golns to put her on my payroll at a month many really worthy charities, It admitted. Even Baptist missionary'- appeals are subjected to the same scrutiny, and usually the same conditions, viz., that others give, specified sums, are put forth. It. is stated that not near- ly so many appeals reach tho Rocke- feller bureau as once did. when her name comes off mine comes with it." She's still ther so far ?.s anyone Two months ago the public had never heard of and he is only forty-two years old. U. S. MEDIATORS LAMAR AND LEHMANN FINE LAWYERS The Tall Judge and the Short Attorney Look as Much Unlike as Possible, But .Both are Also Have Broad-Gauge Minds. W President Wilson casting ahout for two niei to represent the United States Uovprnment nt the mediation confer- ence on the Mexican he nadc up his mind that an essential qualification of his Government's was mar, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is a Georgian by birth, a Southerner of .Southerners, representatives was a mustorful knowledge law. Ho felt at that time that the conferences might bo ong drawn out, and that the' medi- ators and tho men whom America md Mexico named 10 guard their re- ipectlve intercsTs would be confronted ilmost daily with legal problems of: a nore or loss intricate nature." Fur- thermore, lie felt that Urn. '-men hu selected must possess broad-gauged minds which would bo able to grasp the problems of diplomacy as .well .-is those of Consequently he selected two men who, so far in their careers, have ad- vanced solely on their owii r.ierlts as lawyers of extraordinary ability and men of unusual poise. ,One of them hns arisen to tho highest, pinnacle of his profession, a position on.the Su- preme Court of tho United States. The other Is considered by a majority of tho of the Supremo Court to bo (he lawyer practising forn that tribunal, Ono of them, Joseiili Uuckcr La- nnd a member of one oE the most distinguished families in tha country family which has given many strong men to public fife. The other Is a' native of Prussia, who went to the United States as u cmld and spent his early life in Iowa. Catching him When he was young, the groat Mfddls West put Us stamp on him, and any ono would now recognise Frederick Lchmann as a typical citizen of that section of ,1110 country. As in their origin Uncle Sam's two thn Niagara. Con- ference totally dissimilar, so are they utterly mi like in personal ap- pearance. Justice Lainar is tall, an- gular, and austere looking. Mr. Leh- mann is short, sioclcy, nnd extremely jovinl looking, The dissimilarity be- tween the two men really ends with their origin and early t ruining, for while their outward appearance indi- cates that they' are different lri' na- ture and general make-up, tho fact is that their naturos are rciilly Quito similar. -And !t is Justice Lair.nr'H austerity of appearance that is mis- lending. Mr. Lelimann Indicates In every movement nnd expression that ho Is genial, good-tempered, and fond tho socloly of his fellow-men. Jus- tice Lnmnr is the snmo sort of man, but does not look it. Holli nre full if iife, devnted to social intercourse wide .currency i weeks ago, and to Ibis, h off i the States a few naturally drifted country. his insular dloce.se heard an echo of the report, and thereupon wrote to his rela- tive to see that it was contra- dicted: "There Is not a shadow ot foundation for emphasized the bishop. Bishop Brent -.vas born at New- castle, Out., in 1SS2. and received his entire education at Trinity College School, Port Hope, nnd later nt Trin- ity University. Himself the son of nn Anglican clergyman the late Canon If. "Brent, who married a daughter of the late James Cum- mings. entered the min- istry with a first charge at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, and later spent three years in Boston. He has been bishop of America's Pacific posses- sions since 1901, being the iirst in office, and was an qutstanading fig- ure as a delegate to the Anglican Church Ei-Contenary celebrations at Halifax-, X.S., held four years since. He was greeted us "an Am- erican citizen- but none the less loyal to the country and to the peo- ple of his birth." Ono eloquent tribute to Bishop Brent's assiduity in getting aid to his work was a gift towards his cathedral at Manilla, and