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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta 5,000 U.C.C. BOYS SWEAR BY 'STONEWALL' JACKSON Famous Classical Master of Canada's Greatest Boys' College, ^ Retiring After 40 Years of Service-A Man of Unique Parts - An Athlete of Renown. the HE Is ni small By S. H. HOWARP.. FORTY years ago In Toronto a young man. fresh from the football fields of Rugby In old Ens-land, where he played half-hack on the schrol eleven, took up the somewhat ungrateful task of teaching young gentlemen the mysteries of Horace and Virgil; of Impressing upon them the beauty of a pure prose narrative stylo as found in Julius Caesar, celebrated commentaries, undertook also to clear up the bewilderment entering into the minds of1; fancier. And still another gentlemen's sons in Toronto as to the '""V "c T'S �" "V,0-1 """"J , . , , _ intent- photographer, specializing on conjugations of irregular Greek and Istereoptiran and colored photogra-Latin verbs, and to plant a love with-jphy. Ho has always kept himself In their young breasts for old Homer's marching meters, describing those heroic atrocities in Troy, committed in the name of the culture of those epic days. Having set his hand to the task in 1ST", Mr. W. S. Jackson, of Upperjnt the t�p er.d ___________I "Stonewall" Jarkson made one climbing visit to Rockies. An Enthusiastic Sailor - i enthusiastic sailor of bonis, and has done n great deal of It nt his summer place in Muskoka, where he owned a cottage. He lias always had a passion for country walking, nnd traveled anywhere from 2f> to 50 miles, often more, on foot, of a Saturday, the year round. He Is also a more than ordinarily clever billiard player, and he was a dog hobby A Sidelights on Men. and Women iniheJP^c^Eyej GEN. PERSHING IS BEST U. S. LEADER A Big Active Man, an Experienced Soldier, and a Fine Strategist. RISE. HAS BEEN RAPID Two Years Ago His Wife and Three Children Were Burned to Death. M' Jackson. in physical trim by dumb bell exercise and walking. Up to a few-years ago he used r.6-poun.l dumb boils regularly a* well as practicing the light dumb bell exercises. When, in 1S91. I'pper Canada Col-lego was ntovrd from King street to its present building and grounds j United States army. ' " Avenue road, i throp with a wheel j barrow, led the bny-s in the work [Preparing a cinder track for foot-' races and training purposes, and the track will remain when he leaves next month as a motnento of Upper Canada's most famous classical master. W. S. Jackson was a F..A. of London University. He married In Canada, and has one daughter and one son, now at the front. For some years he has been first classical master, dean of residence, and assistant principal of the college. In a new- land, where school traditions are immature in comparison to oon-turied English schools, such as Eton, Winchester, Rugby, and Harrow. " Stonewall " Jackson has done much to build a continuity and tradition at Upper Canada College. Practically every boy who has attended U. C. C. since 1S70 has come under his influence In the class room and In the playing fields. He has seen half a dozen principals come and go. while he remained, the one constant factor in the personnel of the college staff igood condition. from one school generation to an- I For seven years Lieut. Pershing other. For many years he has been never knew a promotion, but in 1S93 consistent patron of the boxing |he was raised tQ the rank of first He was assigned to the AJOR - GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING-or. as ho is known among the rank and file of his men, "Black Jack" Pershing-who is to lead the first American expeditionary force in Europe, is the youngest of his rank in the He Is fifty-years old and wa, graduated from West Point in 1SSC as senior cadet-caption, the highest honor any under-gradunte can achieve. He began active service at once as second lieutenant of the Sixth United States Cavalry, one of the regiments that was sent to round-up the old Indian chief Geronimo, who with his Apache braves was causing the United States no end of trouble. Says the Philadelphia Ledger: "Pershing rode hard and soldiered much in the next ten years, chasing the Indians over the South-west, and on one occasion showed the stuff that was going to win for him in the Inter years. He marched his troop with a pack-train H0 miles in forty-six hours. General Miles paid him a fine tribute for this feat, and pointed to the fact that Lieut. Pershing had brought in every man and animal in CM. A. PRESIDENT A TORONTO MAN Mr. S. R. Parsons Is Also an Old Winnipegger and Broad-Gauge Canadian. IN THE OIL BUSINESS A Bonne Entente Member, a Methodist, and Former Sunday School Teacher. Dy ARTHUR HAWKES, THE election of a President of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association Is customarily n forcgo-io conclusion. Tho Vice President goes up, so that there Is nothlm: like a about tho choice of tho chief executive. Mr. S. R. Parsons was 'tho destined choice of tho Winnipeg sittings of the Protectionist Parliament in Toronto ho enjoys tho favor of God in the Methodist Church, and of man on tho thirteenth floor of the Royal Hunk Building. Ho Is President of tho British American fiil Company, which is to be distinguished from the Imperial Oil Company, a Rockefeller offshoot, under a name which indicates how It annexes everything within its imperial sight. It becomes an oil merchant, to bo smooth-running nnd kindly, which is C0^,�i?E,L ,RO�3K\E,l'l, fHr.5!fUll,r pm�,1laslls'n� " �l,-�n8 Point in his !Just whal Mr. Parsons is. The even plain but pungent talk to the thousands who gathered for the review ,,,,.. ,, ,.,,. ,, �* - * _i_ �__ ���!_. . _ i r t lienor 0111 is 1" "I Envy and Admire the Man Who Has a Chance to Risk His Life for His Country."-Said T. R. of home defenders at Mineola Fair Grounds, Mineoln, L.I. Nassau County's first citizen-Colonel Roosevelt, of course-reviewed the Homo Defence League nnd the Sheriff's Reserve Corps nt the fair grounds, and exploded many "By Georges" over tho heads of the 4,000 defenders who marched past him. Smnshing bull's-eye shots were delivered in quick succession. He out-Sundayed Billy Sunday, for he was In his element and intimately knew the people ho talked to. The outstanding features of his address were that "he would disenfranchise men who are 'too conscientious' to fight for their country," and that "lie envied and admired the man who had a chance to risk his life for his country." Canada College has steadily and persistently persevered therein until the present day, when having reached maturity of wisdom, and feeling need of rest, he has decided to retire. During the interval since as a young man not long out from the Old Country until to-day, some 5,000 Canadians have received a thorough grounding in the classics from W. S. Jackson. These boys are grown men. most of them now. They are scattered throughout Canada. Many of them are in the United States. A goodly proportion are officers at the front in France and elsewhere. Upper Canada College has long had the prestlgo of the Old Boys, among whom are numbered men prominent on bench and bar, in finance and politics, In business and the professions throughout the Dominion There are traditions associated with Upper Canada College, and for dozen or more generations of scholars, "Stonewall" Jackson, or "Old Stoney," as he was disrespectfully, but affectionately called behind his back-of these traditions he was'one. Quiet, But Iron-Handed PROFESSOR JACKSON" was always a very quiet, man, but his was tho Iron hand Tinder the silken glove. He was a strict disciplinarian, but his dignity of manner, bis reserve, and his unshakeable will bred a respect amounting to reverence among the boys, and the feeling was passed from old to new boys and grew with the years into a tradition. School boys are young savages taken en masse, albeit warm-hearted savages. Their admiration goes out to physical strength and their positive- reverence flows forth to a man who combines both physical and moral force. "Stonewall" Jackson waa more than a firm, strong, undemonstrative schoolmaster. He was In his youth an athlete. His fame and reputation were the pride of the seniors, and the wonder and awe of the Juniors. An expert boxer, he had been somewhat of an amateur champion in his class as a young man In England. A football halfback on the Rugby team where tho game was born, an expert cricketer, a swimmer, a long distance walker, an Alpine climber1-all these facts behind a reserve of manner which claimed nothing, but which left all the more to school boy Imagination, gave Professor W. S. Jackson, of Upper Canada College, greater honor and glory In tho minds of some 5,000 young hero-worshippers, than all his scholastic knowledge, and his familiarity with Greek and Latin grammar-a familiarity which after 40 years' drilling and grinding, must have become a very genuine familiarity indeed. Professor Jackson, aside from his passion for classical literature, of which ho has a fine library collected, has had for many years several very pronounced, very Interesting, peculiarly wholesome and manly hobbles. To begin with he is a member of the famous Alplno Club, and has climbed many of the high peaks in Switzerland, where he used to go on summer vacations almost every year. Ho was in Switzerland In fact when the war broke, out in 1914, and hnd considerable dlpl'o ' he was tournaments, and, in fact, of all the \ college sports. But through it all I lieutenant. he has maintained that high-minded \ Tenth Cavalry, the crack negro com- aloofness which brooked no undue familiarity, and which breeds a respect among boys. Tired of the Grind OW the announcement is made that he has tired of the scholastic grind at last. His nerves have lost their resiliency. He wants to travel for a'year or two. And so he plans to go to France. An Englishman to the core, though a Canadian from choice, he confesses to a wistful longing " to do his bit.'' Long past military age, he hopes that when later on this summer he gets to France, some work suited to his capacity will be found for him in that vast war organization behind the lines, and where he may help and do a part, however small, in the cause to which his only son has likewise given himself. " I used to box with W. S. Jackson In the early days." said John F. Scholes, the veteran athlete. '* He had a good stiff punch and a splendid straight left. I used to teach boxing In the old college when it was on King street, and saw him every day. We imported the first pair of Bedlington terriers ever brought to this country." King George Has Many Autographs Books at Palace If Put Up for Sale Would Bring a Fortune. T mand that afterward won fame at the San Juan blockhouse. Because of the fact that he was appointed to the colored troop he earned the sobriquet of "Black Jack," which has stuck to him since.  Best U. S. Strategist PERSHrNG, as a young officer, ap- . ,.,_ .... , ., ..... ,, , . ... ' , i~_,HREE titles to distinction are plied himself strictly to the bus!- I r 1 A . . , . ,, , _, , ...... " , I ! claimed tor Frank W. Wool ness of fighting. He made a thor-| 8 ,._-,v, i-i... ,,,,, , . .. , , worth. I'irst. he is the largest ough study of tactics, and is now _,,,,____u . . ., retail merchant in the world. Second, generally known as the best strate- j ,c owns th6 ta],est ,,,,, (affll one gist in the army. After his Indian ; of tne hanUaomMt) in the worId; campaigning. Lieut. Pershing was as- ! Third, he was the greenest and signed to West Point as instructor,  ,awkiest boy who cver came off a but when the war with Spain was do- .farm. He was such a palpab!e nay. clared he at once applied for the i seedi lmieed that_ trv as he m(ght| command of the old "Tenth." and his \ no merchant at flrst ,vouId cn(?aso regiment was among the first to be : hjm at any p,.lce_ He had to, work for shipped to Cuba, where he dlstln- three montns without any wages and guished himself in the field, winning ; board himself, jind he was told that the applause of his colonel. At the I he ought to consider himself lucky be-battle of El Cnney he was promoted j cause he did not have to pay his em-to the rank of captain for gallantry | pi0yer a tuition s6e. For a humble be- Biggest Retail Merchant In World Was Long a Failure Frank W. Woolworth Was Gawky Farm Boy-Married on $10 a Week, and Was Reduced to $6"-His First Five Stores Failed -Now Employs 50,000 People and Owns Tallest Building. HERE are two entrances to Buckingham Palace-one the Equerries', the other the Ambassadors' entrance, and at each is; kept a book in which callers on His Majesty write their names. Every person having an appointment to see the King writes his name in the call-book on his arrival at the palace, after which he is shown into an anteroom on the first floor adjoining the Kind's private apartments, from which an equerry escorts him into the royal presence. But, in addition to the signature of callers who have been summoned to Buckingham Palace, the books contain the names of a large number of persons who go to Buckingham Pal ace to pay their respects to the King simply by signing the call-book. For example, on the birthday of any member of the royal family, or the King's return to London after a long, absence, hundreds of persons may go to Buckingham Palace. In the old call-books may be found the signatures of almost every reigning sovereign or prince In the world, of every political, literary, and scientific celebrity of tho past seventy or eighty years, and of every distinguished person in the financial and commercial world. In one book may be seen the signature of the King of Spain, and lower down the samo page are tho autographs of Lord Roberts, Lord Rothschild, and tho late Pierpont Morgan. Bismarck's, Gladstone's, and the German Emperor's signatures are all on ono page of another old call-book. For a dozen of these books, in action. After the signing of the Treaty of Paris and when the American flag was thrown to the breeze over the Philippines, Captain Pershing was ordered to duty In our new possessions. There the first military problem was the pacification of tho Moro3, those fierce fighters who.have since become organized under our Government as the Philipplno Scouts, and aro known among army men as a crack company of fighters. At that time, however, they were fiercely antagonistic to the United States, refused to accept the assurances of the good intentions of this Government, and fought the advance of the Americans step by step. Pershing completed tho subjugation of the Moros In June, 1913. He was sent to Manchuria to take a look at tho squabble betwen the Bear That Walks Like a Man and the Little Yellow Chap. He was attached to Gen. Kuroki's staff, nnd what he saw and what he learned ho gave to tho War Dc-partment in the form of one of Its best, moat compact, and meaty reports over filed by a military observer attached to aimies in the field. His Private Tragedy IX 190t President Roosovelt jumped Captain Pershing over, the heads of 862 officers, his seniors in rank and I service, creating him a brigadier-general. In January, 1916, General Pershing was assigned torthe command of tho Eighth Brigade of the regular army, v.-lth neadquartors at El Paso, Texas. After tho Villa raid General Pershing commanded tho punitive expedition into Mexico, and handled the problem in a manner entirely satisfactory to tho Administration. Two years ago tragedy entered into tho life of General Pershfcng. His wlfo and three of his children were burned to death in his home. AVarren, his five-year-old son, was rescued by tho servants. The blow was a hard one, but tho general met it like a soldier. "Black Jack" Pershing Is loved by his men and respected by his superiors. The Ledger draws this pen-plcturo of him: ginning that must come pretty near to breaking all records. When finally young Woolworth did find work, without wages, and after two and a half years moved on to another job at $10 a week, so complete a failure did he prove at selling goods, according to B. C. Forbes, writing in Leslie's, that his small pay was reduced Instead of increased-and the shock temporarily shattered his health. Biography'probably contains no more novel experience of an American captain of industry. It was in 1S73 that young Wool-worth arrived in Watortown, N.Y., with a note of introduction to tho senior partner, of Augshury and King Edward is said to have been mntic difficulty in getting out of (offered filii.000 by an American collector, but the offer was, of course, that country and back to Canada. He was also for a time a member Qt the Canadian Alpine. Club, and (declined. Lean but rugged, his six foot and better every Inch bono and munclo, ho typifies the ideal cavalry officer. Ho has been hardened by field service physically and has been broadened In executive Rorvlco by several difficult posts. He cares i'ttlo for swivel-chairs and desks, but he dotes on boots aud saddles." r John F. Stevens Leading railroad engineer and head of the American Railroad Commission to Russia, now in Petrograd. Tho Railroad Commission will confer with Russian railroad officials concerning road conditions In that country, and means of bettorlng the service. Mr. Stevens Is eminently fitted to represent America and her genius In tho councils to Iritprovo. the lines In Russia. His words will have great weight as he is looked upon as lending authority on railroad operation. Ho is mi ^engineer of great experience, having served on many of tho country's biggest rallrondu In the .capacities of president, director and engineer. Ho has also served as chief engineer on the^Punama Cujiul Moore, dry-goods merchants, but he didn't want him. At tho end of two and a half years -he was getting $6 a week. Rearing of a vacancy in another store he went to apply. But when ho saw how higgledy-piggledy everything was he decided to name a high salary, thinking to be turned down. He' asked $10 a week and was astonished when the proprietor said: "All right, when will you commence?" He took the job, and on this big salary felv Justified in getting married. After a couple of months tho proprietor met him in the basement one day and unceremoniously told him there were boys getting 56 a week who sold more goods than he sold, and that they could not continue to pay him $10 a week. So his pay was cut to $8 a week-and he a married man. "This was a terrible blow, and under it my health gave way. For a year I was at homo unable to do a stroke of work. I became convinced that I was not fitted for mercantile life. . . . Eventually my former employes offered me $10 a week to come back and tono up the store. I romained with them two years until I opened up my first five-cent store at Utlca, N.Y., on February 22, 1879-"  We read that, less than two years after the pioneer five-and-te/n-cent store idea was inaugurated, its author, finding himself worth $2,000, "which looked bigger to him then than $20,-000,200 would now," and in need of a vacation, revisited Watertown and "was received like a conquering hero." Incidentally, three out of the first five stores opened by Woolworth proved failures. In fact It was not until he opened a flve-and-tcn-cent store In New York In 18SC, and again lost his health through overwork, tha ho began to sco success written in big letters. Since his first breakdown his health had never recovered fully and at the time, wo read, he was running his New York office, single-handed, with tho result that ho was stricken with typhoid fever and for eight weeks was unable to attend to business. To-day-thirty years later-the business boasts a store In every town of eight thousand population or more in tho United States, has a daily average of over two and a quarter million customers and gives employment to between forty and fifty thousand people. It haa becomo a $05,-000,000 organization whoso most colossal advertisement, If not monument, Is tho sixty-story New ay is tho envy of his friends. Not many have seen him real mad. All who enjoy his confidence have seen him enthusiastic, (but ho has never come violently into public prominence. At sixty years of age he has few of tho ambitions of impetuous youth. Mr. Parsons' servlco in the Manufacturers' Association has been real service, and not a still hunt for glory. In committee he Is ns cautious as strong, and as strong as wise. He looks often before he leaps, and he can take a pretty good leap, tho fundamental condition of which is, that he shall have examined the jumping-off place and surveyed the spot where he Intends to land. When he has made up his mind, ho doesn't change It-which is because he is sound in judgment and not stubborn in will or extra-self-confident in decision. Mr. Parsons wasn't always In oil. Paper was his first love. He is an old Port Hope boy. Ills father was an Englishman, who .changed his church when ho changed his counr try. In England he was an Anglican. In Canada he became a Methodist. A Church Worker SILAS R. PARSONS is all for unison. His Methodism has no connection with the (tact that his whole business lite has, been devoted to the two most inflammable commodi ties known to modern times. Ho Is on the Board of the Sherbourno Street Methodist Church, which is the resort of more Wesleyan wealth than any other Toronto sanctuary, and numbers among Its regular congregation one Prime Minister, one baronet and one knight, in tho persons of Sir William Hearst and Sir Joseph Wesley Flavelle. Mr. Parsons is ah old Sunday School worker. Some of his happiest recollections cluster round his early days in Winnipeg, and Grace Methodist Church. Ho landed in Winnipeg thirty-five years ago to sell paper for his firm. Ho became superintendent of tho Sunday School. His secretary was a young chap named Flumertelt, who used to run a shoo store In Cobourg, and lias since become a millionaire and an Anglican, and holds the sliort-tlmo record us u Minister of Finance -ho tried for a fortnight to save tho Dowser Government from perdition. Mr. Parsons lived sixteen years in Winnipeg. Ho was married and bis children were born there. He would no doubt have been a Westerner still, Were ho not compelled to leave tho prairie for his stomach's sake. It was Intestinal catarrh which mndo Mr. Parsons president of the Canadian .Manufacturers Association-so Inscrutable are the ways in which divinity shapes our ends and blesses our country. When his assimilative apparatus balked ho had to come to Ontario for a euro. It took tho brainiest doctor In Toronto eight months to repair tho machine; and then he decreed that tho dry climate of parallel fifty was not safe for Mr. Parsons, so thero was nothing for it but to make a fresh start, and a switch from paper to oil proved to bo in tho appointed order of the day. A Bonne Ententer AS vice-president of the C. M. A. Mr. Parsons has ilonp presidential work, becjiuso Colonel Cantley lives In Nova Scotia, and lias been out of the country part of the time. Mr. Parsom has been far more than an understudy. No doubt ho could give a mighty interesting account of how .Mr. Murray, tho very ablo, but not excessively meek, secretary of tho C. M. A., became secretary of tho National Service Board of which Sir Thomas Tait was the chairman, and a still more interesting description of how and why Mr. Murray resigned from a position which was enviously regarded by men who regarded pat-ronago control as tho first aid to victory. ....... �Being:-S"a Worldly Instltuti^r};-the C. M. A. lias never reckoned Mr. Parsons ns tho head of its ecclesiastical department. That distinction has been conferred upon him in another field of selfless endeavor, tho Bonne Entente, the Untario executlvo of which he adorns. He went into the adventure of promoting a better understanding between Ontario and Quebec, because he knows that peace also has her victories. He spoke at the big banquet in the Chateau Fron-tenac, whero he produced a three-planked program. Here it is: First plank: We.ought to live together in sincerity, friendship and justice. Second plank: We ought to strive; for a cleaner public lite. Third plank: We ought to help maintain tho Integrity: and strengtf) of our great Empire. This is a pretty good creed. It Is just like Parsons, if you know him you know an honeHt manufacturer, a broad Methodist and a friend who Is with you till daylight. (1 FORMER TORONTO NLD. HAS FOUGHT UNDER MANY FLAGS Capt. Tillson Harrison, After Being Soldier of Fortune in Mexico, the U. S., and China, Is Serving With a Canadian Battalion. , T York ^sky-scrapor for which tho orstwhllo Watertown "failure" paid $14,000,000 in caBh. His somewhat Napoleonic ambition, wo read, Is "to open a stqro In every civilized town throughout the world." JUNO ON TO IT. J}ON'T ho dissatisfied with your lot. Hang on to It and wait for a real ostato boom. By W. A. CLEARY. O have fought under tho flag of Carranza, tho Mexican Dictator, afterwards under that of Villa, hlB wo.uld-be Brutus, to have sworn allegiance to tho Stare and Stripes, to have fought for tho Chinese revolutionists, and finally to have donned tho Emplro's khaki, Is a record for any soldier of fortune. Fiction fans are fam(llar with tho exploits of Terence'6'Rourke, of maga-zlno fame, but fow realize that In Capt. Tillson Harrison, who passed through this city recently with a Western detachment of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, Toronto has a fighting adventurer of her own whose record can "stack up" against any ever orlglnatod in the fortllo brain of novelist or story-teller. At the age of 14 he Joined tho ranks of tho 22nd Oxford Rifles of Ontario in which unit ,ho learned how to "form fours" and' ''forward march," and It was at the University of Toronto that he finished his education. Capt. T.^Ij. Harrison Is ono of tho picturesque medical adventurers of hVg Not only has ho smollod powder In half a dozen wars, but ho has also held all ranks from pt-lvato to lloutonant-colonol. Ho was under tho minimum military age whan ho -nl-Bted in ths engineering corps of the United States army. With this unit ho served through tho Spanish-American War, but at tho closo of hostilities.ho returned to Toronto and settled do\vn to study, graduating finally from * tho local university. Tho sijieU;*)? punpowflor. and,' tho lovo of ndventuro were, however, too strong for him, so, packing up his books and Instruments, ho headed for  Mexico. Tho Ynqui Indian campaign was on when ho nrrlvod, and ho at onco entered the service of Pancho Villa. After six months' servlco he transferred to General Scott, and under him served in tho Utah Indian campaign. Then ho thought hl3 destiny lay in following Carranza, so as a lloutonant-colonol ho joined tho, staff of General Calle, and figured in a lot of fighting. China was tho captain's next battling ground. Following tho "decision" bout between Carranza and Villa, the Toronto medico crossed to tho Orient and joined the revolutionary forces at Kluklang. Shortly of-? tor his arrival, however, tho revolur tlonary President, Juan Shachl, was poisoned and the revolution suddenly collapsod. The captain thon - turnod his attention again to Mexico as the most likely field for action, Jjut mntr tora had quieted down a bit In that region, and tho European war gavo him Just the chanco ho was looking for, and ho decided to sook service under tho Union Jack. Ho wont to Calgary and secured a commission In tho Army Medical Corps. Toronto's Toronoo O'Rourke holds medals for tho Yaqul Indian campaign, tho Spanish-American, War, the Philippines, as well as for tho Chinese and Mexican disturbances. Ho also carries scars as lasting reminders of tho numerous sanguinary engagements In which ho has.participated, ;