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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SIR DOUGLAS HAZEN HAS GOODRECORD New Knight Had a Long and Clean Record in Politics. NOT A GOOD DEBATER Naturally GeniaJ, But Not Popular-Appearance of Indestructible Complacency. Wllt:.\ the um whs forniPil it was n.f those elected to go, and to . .HiiiHTisulP him for his .acquiesccnco ill his iiolltical demise lie was np-liijiiittul Chief Justice of New Bruns-uiok. gome folks will possibly siig-i^esi that the K.C.M.G. which has just been conferred upon him Is an additional expression ot Sir Robert | Horden's. gratitude. However that may be. it titles are to bo granted, t=ir Douglas is much more entitled to one than the average Canadian public man. He gave several years ot v.iliant service to Canada at Ottawa, and prior to his going to Ottawa had long been in the public life ot his native Province. He never has been a self-advertiser, and seldom therefore got Into print, while at Ottawa devoting his energies chiefly to doing solid work in his department. No member of Sir Robert Borden's first War Cabinet gave more earnest thought to the war and Its problems than he. In his early days In Xew Brunswick politics he earned the sobriquet of "Dare-devil Doug." He won his spurs opposed to a group ot as shrewd and able politicians as his ProTlnco ever produced. When the big blow fell In 1S96 Hazen went down with the wreck, drifted Into Provincial politics and became leader ot the Conservative Opposition at a time when Conservatism In New Brunswick looked like a forlorn hope. Session after session, year after year, and elestlon after, election, he fought on with hope deferred,- but courage undlmraed ,and in 1D08 his sun rose with a victory that more than compensated for the ..long, weary marches In the desert ot N^pposition. And It was hardly sur-�jJtising that when Sir Robert Borden cast about him for a Cabinet he should have sought the services of Hazen. There was no 'one in New Urunswlck^comparable to him In po-Hitlcal esperieriee or who possessed ill .such generous measure the con-I'idenco of the public, irrespective of politics. .'� Kept His SkirU Clean I.\ llie turmoil and strife ot politics for nigh upon a quarter of a century in a Province where elections were not often won with prayers, he kept his record absolutely untar-pj.shed. He is an example of the old maxim that "honesty li the best policy"-honesty backed up by plain, iveryday qualities ot manliness. It ivas once said of a great British itatesman that he was gotten wrong; Jften on the wrong side; never on the side ot wrong." Hazen'a record Is well summed up In that epigram. Whatever his defe- Wood. m; Mrs. Besant, the Theosophist, Has All India Spellbound This Remarkable Old Woman Tells the Indiam Thai Her Soul Was Indian in a Former Existence-American Woman Wrilcr Tells an Amazing Star}) of Mrs. Besani's Influence. T lit. Hon. A. S. Balfour arriving at the British House of Commons on the day of the Maurice dehatc. 'Twiu Sudden J.V an Ohio town they t(4l of aMr. I'ect, a very diffident man, who was unable to prevent himself fiom heiiig Introduced one evening to a fusclnuling young woman, wlio, not latching his name, constantly addressed him aa Mr. I'etera, much to Ihe gentleman's dlHtrexs. Finally, summoning up the courage, lie earn-. estly remonstrated. :'Oti, don't cull me Peters. Call .me Peet." "Oh, but X don't know you wpII enough, Mr. Pelei's," said the yoiinf woman, hlushing. Couldn't Keep Straight ""MOW, Charles." said- the hostess to a small gueBt, "you must not top ivn (ho v/ay, but go striiiglit home." "I caii'l," proli'sti'.l the lilllc rcUow, ......'li. li.v�, ,iii'tmMOl.,.Un! cwaer..',' -...... .\J.-GEN. HE.VRY EDWARD BUUSTALL,, who has been created a Knight Commander of the B.ith, wa.s the big Canadian artilleryman before he became General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division of the -Army Corps from this Dominion, In the official history ot Canada's part in the great war It will be recorded that General Burstall at Obsei-vatory Ridge and Sanctuary Wood commanded one of the greatest assemblages of guns ever concentrated on the British front. And when ho gave the order "cease fire" the German positions had been shat-t6reay hardly command his consideration. They are regarded as mere hirelings, and are not Invited to court. Armed with power to suppress all hostile publications-a power frequently exercised upon such periodicals as Harden's Die Zukunft, the Soclal-Democrntlc Vorwarts, and others far less radical -the Kaiser's government takes pains to see that his own views are authoritatively expressed in officially dictated articles furnished to the Norddeutsche Allgemeiae Zeltung and other inspired publications, which sometimes have a lively exper- !1E last the world heard of Mrs. Annie Bcsant she was, at the ago of nearly 70, a high priestess of theosophy. The fascination ot her personality, the power ot her learning, her loRic and her p�>r-s.uisivo faculties were acknowledged wherever .'�lie was known. Now, all at onco. she emerges as a political as well ns a splrllual lender. According to Eleanor Franklin Egan, who has cotitributed to the Saturday Evening Post a remarkable nrticle under the head. "Homo Rul' slrniige. "Why, .il.l I'.-U..w," lu' icuimli.'.l, "1 dun't Ill" l.inii.st r....l ill li.'- h.llfl . .illlil tll:.l'.. \u\\ l;.ii(.'ll l - nil,'). I." "'|�l.^.'' wu;. lliu \: A'�li;::^iu.^�. I ciiiiiii.t aay Hint 1 c\cr had a cuii\cr.-iation with iiiin; rlt'lit iiiuii iwi lli.:' riiilit jni. men as well as mines, and In tho first election after he took charge tho llelnzo faction was so soundly beaten that Ryan figured It would bo a good time to talk peace. One of the orlglnators.of the American International oCrporation was naked by the writer for Ijcslle's why Mr. Ryan was picked os one of the llroclora of the organization which was formed to extend .America's Influence in foreign markets. This wan hla reply: '.Tohn D. Ryan is one of the most lovel-hended tellpwa wo have. Ho is, of course, ono of the foremost men In tho mining Industry and is accustomed to handling international trans-nctions; biil, moro than that, ho has an iimisual amount ot business sense, llo la not fossilized, lie is alway.t on tho job, thinkiiiK up now things and tlieii going uliead and doing tliera. He lias all tho breezy progres-aivcneas and enthusiasm of the typl-c.'il Weateriior, and ho combines with this tho financial and bUHlnosa ex-perionoo which ho has imbibed hers in the Eaat." lio gavo me Inatriicllons and I bowed my head. That was all. Ceil. PcrahluK works harder than any member of lila slaff. llo ramlll-arizoK hlmaclt with detail In a �ur-prislng dcgroo, ho much ao that If a subaltorn making a report stumbloH tho general In chief is ablo to correct him. It 1.4 aa lliough he was not after Information ho much us confirmation when ho llatcns to a report. This holds good In matters ot toiio-grapliy, commissnrlat, troops, everything, 'J'ho iniproaslon ho givoa Is that thinga arc anfo In Ida handa, The men Iruat him, but don't Idolizo him. Thoro la no Napoleonic magnetism In Ihla Anieilc'an, but aoiiiidhlng hotter, niiro niodf-rn nnd ciidiirliiij. Ho cams confldtiiicii nnd does not c.om-|n-I It. I'fir.liliiK'H vi.ry Hliniillclly of i.xpr.'.sijjoii ari.l li..'tiring ciinririna It In ii�. ilia woi'.l.M an. fi.w, pdiiitcd but imllto, hla manner la perfectly calin and firm, A Icaacr man would have aunk .bonoalh hall' of lila bur-di'iia; .hi' could ciirry nmy tlmn lie liMN III - In fiil'l, wn lliliik ho iii ill..' Too Much Like Home q-l-ll.; burglar h.ad ontei-od tho house na quietly aa poasllilc, but his Khoea wore not padded and theymadn some nolae. I In had JiJal reached tho door of thn bedroom whon ho heard aoiiio one moving in tho bed, aa if about to get up, and hn pnuaed. The Kound of n woman's volcn floated to hla oars, "it you don't tuko oft your lioola when you conio- Into this hou.sp," It aald, "thcrn'a going to bo tiouble, and n lot of It. Hero It's been raining for Uiroo hours, and you dare to tramp over niy carjiota with your muddy boots on. Go downstnlr.s and tnko Ihom oft this minute." Ho went downstairs with-out a word, but he didn't tnko off hla boots, InaliMid ho wont sti'alght. [.out into tho night again, nnd the pal who waa walling for hlin saw a tear gllatoii In his oyo. "I can't rob that liouao," ho Bald; "It lomindH mo ot home." The Witty, Scapegrace ^piTlC scapegrace son of an affhiont inidosman canic to tho end of his roKoiiri'es recently niul sent homo a pilcDiiH apjiKiil fur fiinda, adding that If lu'l|i wci'n not forthcninlng he and Ilia wlfo would hp drivon in tho pnor-li.iii.si', The r.:.|ily waa cruiiliinK. it oniiie in llii' almiio of a Incoiilc t.detjram: ".�\H you liiivo miiilp your bod, ao ymi niiial llo on II." Ilul tho Kukik wilted acapogrucs was ociuiil to the occnalon. Without ii mnmont'a dohiy he wli;id Imck: "Ilavou't got a bed, Halliffs tyok It ycKtorilii^y.'' .\ Kiilialaiilial I'lick I'ollinvcd In duf ' vuurkik ;