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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta A CIVIL SERVANT WITH_BACKBONE Is Dr. Adam Shortt, Head of Canada's Civil Service Commission. IV HIS NATIVE HAMLET Near London, Ontario, Has Dis- appeared tiie Always a Keen Student By ;FRANCIS A, CARMAN. THERE are not many men, even I this land of "mushroom STOW Ins, who Hvwl to sec thisuishcd tho village in which tht were born. Villages arc usuall, How ETov.'5'is usually are porsis tent as well. Especially is this tru 'in the old settled Province of On tario. ,Vot tho tale that I am .telling is such a man. He born.in the village of Kiiworth In th valley of tho Thames, and he is c '.In the prime at life. The man is Di Shortt, Civil Service Commi The village in, which Dr. Shortt .the" light was one oE the old mill vll lojres of tho early days in Ontario. 1 situated, River Thome not far below Epringbank, whici again is not far "below tho City o London was chosen as th site of the. capital of .Canada by Si Simcoe, who was Gov 'ernor of Canada-at the end of the eighteenth century, and .this portioi the Province was settled early i :the century that'followed. Kilwortl 'consisted of. a a store, and j half dozen houses. Its reason for ex was tho mill, to which lht farmers from .roundabout brough their grain, to have It ground. In ,the middle of last century the mil and U to two partners, of whom Dr. Shortt's father was one. With the growth oC .London and the drift of business thither, however, the. mill fell on and had eventually to be c etl down, anil then dismantled. few years ago Dr. Shorlt visited his native village, and found not a builtl- IiiK standing. Even the old bridge was gone. The only means' of identi- fying the spnt were the few remains of foundations that it had not been profitable to carry away. Tho place hns gone, and the name has been picked up and bestowed upon an- other hamlet in a slightly varied form. Kilworth Bridge Is In the same -valley of the Thames, but is ahns held office In connection with eve. y phase of Sunday school work, and has rung Good'.Friday "passing bell' tor twenty years. For twenty- thrcO years he'has missed .only ono Sunday service, and that was when c banns ot marriage were called, as-It customary for thOBe "namt'l" to abstain from going to churclt on "banns Sundays." H THE EX-EMPRESS OW much will the fortune of the Empress Eugenie willed on Her death to Queen Ena. of Spain amount to? A London paper says it Is about two and a half million dollars, mostly derived from valuable pro- perty in Paris- The Villa Cyrnos, Gap Martin, where the ox-ISmpress spends most of her time, will also go to King Alfonso'a consort. Hero in the evening of her life the Empress Eugenia tikes her walks protected by the lilgh gates and walls from the jazo of the curious. Her great friend at Cap Martin is Mmo, Stein, whose mansion adjoins. The grounds .have been so arranged that tlioy -give to the Villa PREFERS GpING SLOW _ HEN OSCAR UNDERWOOD, VV Democratic leader in the American House of Representatives, goes on a speaking trip down in Ala- bama, or {Luywhcra else, ho finds himself the victim of a reception committee, which desires to show him what costly autos they are able to provide for visiting statesmen, and how rapidly such autos can go from one place to another. The rc-i ception committee imparts this no- tion of hospitality to the r.nd the chauffeur does all in his power to mftlce Oscar's lifa miserable. For Underwood docs not like to ride fast in.an auto. During his !avt Under- wood asked to be permitted1 to ride in the front seat with the chauffeur on a trip between towns. The chauf- feur at once proceeded1 to send the outfit along at the rate of 40 miles an hour. Underwood, ex- tremely it ease, but never showing it, turned to the chauffeur after they hail gone a mile or two, r.nd asked in his calm, smiling THE WRONG BERTIE {C IR FRANCIS 13ERTIB, British ambassador at Paris, whoso re- signation is being discussed, was once the centre of an amusing muddle at Windsor. It happoned during the reign of Queen Victoria, when Sir Francis was permanent Under Secretary of State for I-'oroign Affairs. Wanting to con- sult bord I'onsonby about a certain matter, he telegraphed to him at Windsor: "Shall bo down Tho telegram was shown to the Queen, ami as "Bertie" was the name she always used to her son, the late King Edward, she came to the con- clusion that he wns going to pay ;hcr an unexpected visit. When Sir Fran- cis arrived he waa considerably taken aback at the elaborate preparations that luul been made to receive him, and the old Queen laughed heartily at the trick he had all-unconsciously played on her. But when he was leav- ing she suggested that he should in future sign his telegrams in somo Albfrta, and re-elected by acclama- tion os member for Beaver River in December of the year. Born at Montreal on March 14, 1877, the son of ,los. Gariepy. the younp nian was educated at St. Laurent Col-. Icge, Montreal Seminary, Laval Uni-i verslty, arid finally graduated in law from McGili University. Going to Alberta, in 1832, younff Gariepy was associated with father in business in Edmonton. Ill j health him from taking his chosen profession till 1303, he began the practice of law undflri tho firm name of Taylor, Boyle, Gariepy, afterward Gariepy Landry, and finally as at Oariepy, Giroux, and Dunlop, Ed- monton. Mr. ijy was an alderman oti nej his city from IfiOT-to 1910. He Is other way. Cyrnos, and it Is customary for the.) "Can this nmkc of machine go alow KmprcBs to walk right through and j as well an take tea with Mme. Stein in the replied the operator, charming contrnl garden oi what .sutrfrc-slert Oficar, still ncr- maguiftccnt tlpral ptiradlao calm, ffptng slow." j. WANTED A BUFFALO ttl UNDERK 1 United UNDERSTAND that each States Congress- man is entitled to ono writes a constituent to Repre- sentative WHson, oEi Florida. "Kindly ship the buffalo to me to reach here, if .possible, not later. than of this month. I will greatly au.pre- ciale favor. Toa, 'no doubt, have no UKG for the buf- falo yourself, ami I might as well have it os anybody. Let me know whether it will conie by freight or express, and If I have to pay the chnnros; if it comes by express I to Know a day aheacli na they not keep n buffalo over- night in the olflco. They have no provisions for kitting iiarc oi so large ani- mnls. I am not sure a- buffiilo could get tliroush the door." director of the Edmonton j Alt! Sic-clety, president of the Union of Municipalities; president ot< Edmonton Liberal Club, secretary o{ Edmonton Canadian Club, and presl-r (lent of the French-Canadian Con- gress of Alberta. In'1304 he was 'a" school trustees and has been elected1 every year since. In 1907 he '-was; president of St. Jean Baptistc Society lind in 1011 a Grand Knight of Knights Columbus. He !s a.niein-; her of three clubs, Edmonton, North-'1 em, raid Canadian, and a Romaa Catholic in religion. The new Minister lias.a pleasing- manner, anrt on a recent tour of Province with ether Ministers of Legislature ho made many friendij He is brimful of humor, baa a gootfj command of us a form and after dinner speaker very popular. "Mr. Gariepy is married and three sons nud ono daughter. His home is at t-37 Hardisty avenue, inonton. j CARSON'S FUTURE WHAT, is to be the.future of. Sir Edward Carson If Unionist Government came into pow- er tho Attorney-Generalship would bo lifs for the asking. Ho hardly bo made Lord j Sir" Robert Finlay, who was j ncy-Qoneral when Carson was Sollcl- Uor-General, has tho prior claim An English political, journalist oN jfers tliat tho Ulster leader n; desire to bo either; Attorney-General or Lord Chancellor. Hla ambition lies In another direction, entirely. If 11 am not very much mistaken would Dice to be-offered the position In Dublin; Whether such an appointment would lead to plications Is' an open Question, that it would, be ap- pointment liaruly leaven for, ;