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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta CONAN DOYLE REALMTECTIVE of Sherlock Holmes Righted Judicial Errors and Saved Victims. GAVE UP MEDICINE Popular Writer Now Paying Visit to United States and Canada. y-iQRMER United States Ambassa- p dor Joseph H. Choato in pro- posing the health of Sir Arthur Conau Doyle at a luncheon given in his honor by the Pilgrims Society of New York described him as moro widely known in tho United States than any other Englishman. This '-is undoubtedly true. For there hardly a man, woman, or child in all who is not acquainted with "'his name, as that of the creator of j-that world-famed Sherlock Holmes. -But Conan Doyle, who is about to epeafl some time in Canada, has many claims to popular attention on .-this side of. the Atlantic besides the 'conception of this great detective, jit is to him more than to anyone-else 'Ithat iiis compatriots are indebted !for tho creation of a Court of Crim- 'inal Appeal. Uutil four or five years fago there was no means in Great 1 Britain of quashing the sentence of I anyone convicted'of crime through a 'judicial error. Judgment in civil 'suits could always be'appealed. But (.the decisions of the. criminal courts jrere final, and -irrevocable. I To-day there is, thanks to Conan i Doyle, a Court of Criminal Appeal, 'where all -wrongful convictions and 'judicial errors can be righted. If Conan Doyle .was led to take a Heading part in the public movement for the creation of a. Court of Grim- j jinal was-because nig inter- had been aroused by the fate of [two victims of judicial error, namely, i'AdoIph Beck, an English, citizen of LORD HALSBURY IS GRAND OLD MAN OF FLEET STREET Veteran Earils ihe Most Striking Figure in England's Law Courts Had a Unique Career. T H Earl'of Halsb'ury 'is fre- quently referred to as the most striking figure in the politics of the time. On tho Threshold of his year, he has been figuring as Chairman of an Inquiry into the financial transactions ot Lord Mur- Lord ffalsbury. Swedish a a soli- the name of George Edalji, ray of Eiibank, and doing it as well as many a judge only old enough to >e his grandson. Lord Halsbury was jord Chancellor of England for eigh- teen years! He is also the patriarch of Fleet street His father was the first Editor of the London Standard, when that journal was founded. In 1S27 to oppose Catholic Emancipation. Lord Halsbury can probably claim a longer family association with journalism than even tho Walters, of the Times, for his grandslre was the- infamous "Jack" the 'Dog in as ho was known, when the Irish Parliament was being smashed up, and Editor of the Dublin Journal, a subsidized Government or- gan in tho Irish capital. When he began to churn "copy" for Fleer street, therefore, he had hereditary claims to th'e street's regard. To-day he is stili churning "copy." Nearly a ;lecade ago, in his elghty-'Second year ae started editing "The Laws of Eng- is what may bo trulj called a "tall and will lasi even Lord Halsbury a lifetime. Lord Halsbury is tha last living link in the Law with the days of King George IV. and Queen Caroline. HI was a "briefless -when his lather died, and loft him absolutely vith his way to make. flies set- led on Hardinga Stanley Giffard lowever. Within twenty, years he was Solicitor-General, with an income of a year. Forty years .ago ha was Solicitor- leneral in a Cabinet which included such world-famous politicians as LoiJ Seaconsfield, Viscount Cross, Lore Salisbury. Earl Cairns, the Dukes of Richmond, Northumberland, Marl lorough, anft Rutland, the Earl oi Derby, Lords-Saudon and Iddeslelgh have last to pass away old Lord Cross, who died a few weeks ago at 90 years of age. Lord Halsbury is a real pillar of the Church, but his Vocabulary is ex- picturesque! Even ns High Chancellor of England he has been known to "let it go." There was an occasion when he nearly per- 'petrated an abrupt expletive from the Woolsack. Lord Hosebery had made a speech on the King's Declaration Lord Halsbury wns extremely irri- tated. Jumping off the Woolsack he said, "As for the noble lord's criti- cism I don't care I don't wish to be abusive, so I will say I don't care anything at all for it" Goodnos1 knows what would have happened if the Lord Chancellor had not correct- ed himself in time! McNAUGHT'S CHIEF CLAIM TO FAME Is as Discoverer of No. 1A Hard First Grain From Canadian West. Dr. A.. Conan Doyle. parentage was Eurasian, that is to say, his mother was an English- father "was the son cf, a Parsee merchant ;of Bombay. After'receiving :his -education at an the father had entered the orders of the Church of England and had obtained the rector- ship of a county parish-in the Mid- lands. In the face of almost inEiiperablB Difficulties of an character, to red.tape and partly to Hhe determination of the Government lawyers, of the presiding judge, of the members of the jury, and of the police to uphold.their contention that jlhey could not possibly have teen ,u-rong in the ease of Adolph Beck, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ended by proving that'it iva3 a case of mis- taken identity. i Conan Doyle, indeed, stirred up so .much popular feeling about the mat- ler, especially when he was alile to show that the. unfortunate Beck had ;had his entire business ruined tthrough his arrest and conviction, that the Government was led to make him a special grant ot DoyJe after graduation started out In medical practice at Southsea, and there published hia sarliest work. "A Study, in in which Sherlock Holmes makes his debut. "The Ad- venture of Sherlock Holmes" followed four years later, In 1891, and the hook proved so much of a popular succe? that DoyJe to a great extent aband- oned his medical practice and devoted himself to writing novels and plij thanks to which he Is to-day a very rich man. Sir Arthur has been-twice married His first wife died after twenty-two years of wedded happiness In 190C, and about two years later he led to the altar- the pro-sent. Lady Doyle, was a 'Kilos Jean Leckle. With with his two childen by his first wife ,he makes his homo at '.Windlesham, his charming country place -In' Suyscx near Crowbornugh, while-In town he divides his time he- tween the Athencum and the Reform Club J He has alweoys hcen nn enthusi- astic cricketer. Is a veteran member I that cricket organization the Mnryleliono 'Cricket Club, a I.ibera! Unionist poHHca, which Recounts for the defeat of his Qt Int." hug traveled cxtensfycly, to the Arctic re- gions, inline west of Africa and in the Soudan, did- a quantity of shooting in the Rocky Mountains twenty years ago, in the Selkirk Range, north o: Banff, which'he intends to visit with Lady Doyle before returning home and tahes a leading part in all sorts of public movements, to which his personal popularity and the gift his pen are invaluable. Smith Smokes the Finest Cigars Chief Luxury of Young Lawyer Expected to One Day i; Be Premier. M R. F. E. SiHTH. the brilliant young English lawyer and politician; has very charming cham- bers in Elm Court in the Temple, London. The furniture is mostly old oak, and there is the quaint triangu- lar Oxford oak chair to remind him of his days at Wadham. On the walls hang the different colored car toons In which from time to time he has been depicted. The famous K.C. allows himself one luxury; he smokes the finest cigars. Every day his'box is filled with seven large Coronas, and when he is at the courts it is the duty of his managing clerk to bring him round this box to the luncheon room. When in court Mr. Smith, of course, has to change his coat, which is left n the barristers' robing roomi and the cigars along with it; hence the daily task of his clerk. One day Mr. Smith will be Union- st Premier. He is seeking a politi- cal rather than a legal career, though the Attorney-Generalship may be a stepping-stone to his am- bition. The marvelous way Mr. Smith has got on Is all the more re- markable from the fact that all the time he has had to earn his living, never having had the good fortune :o be born rich like others in Parlia- ment. When he made his maiden speech it was discussed as the most irilliant on record, and one great newspaper alluded to him as "an- other Premier at the starting post." 2Ir, F, E. Smith, NAON IS PERSUASIVE DK. ROMULO S. NAON, the Min- ister of Argentina, which is the "A" of the so-called "A.B.C." repub- lics, which figure in the Mexican mediation plan at Niagara Fails, is a persuasive person. It is said to have been he Vho talked T. Roosevelt in- to making his recent trip to South America. 1 One person after another interest- ed in South America went to Roose- velt and tried to show him what a great thing it would be for science, humanity, and himself, if he would make a trip over that continent and get acquainted- with." But T. .R, seemed, reluctant to make the journey. V Then Kaon got hold .of Roosevelt and told.him that he, T. R., had. a message for the South Ameri- can people that whatever it was, they-pan ted-to hear. He stated the thing with such suavity, and exhibit- ed such an 'engaging personality, that almost .immediately after the inter- view, Roosevelt .determined to make the trip. Kaon is really-the Roosevelt of is, he represents the extreme progressive thought of that country. ITCCESSfUL man of business, enthusiastic supporter of outdoor sports, past president of the Na- tional Exhibition who "did things" stiil are others than Conservatives who regret that William Kirkpntrick McNaught was cot even vouchsafed a chance to enter the local race for the Ontario Legis- lature. For Mr. McNaught Is a pretty fair example of a good. Canadian. He is native-born. If you enquire into his early history you will find that, after spending his boyhood at Fergus, Out., his birthplace, ho entered the back- woods of Ontario with his father and the rest of the family and helped to clear up a bush farm of 200 acres. Although it is little known, it was good that this particular country lad saw another destiny before him and forsook his dad's snake-fences for a commercial life. It was about BRITAIN HAS ONLY ONE EARL WHO WAS COMMONER Lord Brassey Has the Unique Distinction of Beginning With Noth- ing and Winning Fact IN" these daj'3 we ..hear a lot abtiiil Peerage creations, niul tho "afilo ot in isnglnnd. But few people Know that tho present Kins, at tho beginning of his reign, put his foot down about tlie elevation'oE peers, and, having allowed Mr. As- quith to have his run at tho Corona- tion; 1ms refused to make anymore earls ever since. The higher ranks of the Peerage are rarely added to. There are no more dukes to-day than there were a hundred years ago; tho marquesses bear a title which lias been so jealously guarded by the Sovereigns that, at one" time, there wasn't a single numiuis in the land. And the earls have no more strcim- their exclusive-lies; than his present Majesty. To-day there Is only one. man in he country who "began with noth- and yet now wears tlie coronet of the "bolls and strawberry He is the Kight Hon. Thomas Karl Brassey, ex-Civil Lord of the Ad- miralty, ex-Lord TVarden of the Cinque Ports, Commander of the Legion of Honor, imd (by pormis- ilon of his iUijcsty's Board of Trade) r ship's captain, whoso certificate no mere paper diploma. Lord Brassey is just now returning from Bombay (on bourd tho most re- nowned yacht in the world, the Suu- where his Lordship has been his daughter, who is .ihe iife of the governor of the Bombay Presidency, Lord iWHliugdon. Lord Brassey, apart from nis not- !able Peerage record, is one of tlie jniost picturesque figures of his time, j Fitly years ago the name of Brassey ihud never figured in the Aristocracy of England. Brassey was a name which had no place in the genealo- gical records the Old Noblesse. It signified no battles, law records, TioHlical eminence, or anything else. To-day the head of the House Df JjiTssey is .in Earl, and he is con-, Mr. TV. if. McX MEETING THE .'GUVNOR PHERE is a story-going the rounds concerning Prince'Henry, which is quite .characteristic of the school- boy, prince. -He ,was walking in Windsor Park w.ith' a school from Eaton, so runs the tale, when a lorscman was seen approaching. As he drew nearer he became recogniz- able as the King. "I say, T suppose T shall have to introduce remarked the Reya! schoolboy. ''It's tht guvnor." that, haying Joined the wholesale firm of Robert Wilkes and' Co., jewel- ers, he madVhis first trip to Winni- peg. Tliat little trip identified air. jNIcNaught ns the- real discoverer of ncctetl by tits blood with half tho Peerage. Lord Brassoy's Father. Tom Kraaacy became the greatest builder of railway.-) tliis country ever had; nml ho built prncUcnlly tho whole ot tho railways oC France, and tiled, a iiiillloiiairo. Beginning with the Purte-Houcn line, lie added five REDMOND A FAIR FIGHTER ALWAYS A Perfect Ally, ResourcefulJ Sympathetic, and Consid-.jr crate of Opponents. 'Lord Brasses. other French systems to his under- taking, imtl in liis employ at time, tin Fix-iich tidll. i Tvecklv bill amounted to The capital involved in Liic undertakings which ho establish- ed tvns no less than Jj For half a century he liny been re- as the- ist important lay authority upon the British Navy. For years ho sat in tlie House of Commons before ho went up to the Lords as "Baron Brassey." iic lias been Governor of a number British colonies. the first shipment of wheat ever made from the Canadian North- West; to-day it JE known the world over as "No. 1 Manitoba Hard." Standing- sponsor for that in tlie Ifist analysis of things is better even than being a Toronto member. FOR OPTIMISTS ONLY, EJCATOR J. CABOT LODGE, apro- his trip i termed "historic." pos oC tllQ Mexican bHuation slid tho particular Blorv of tho AVcst, at a UlUn TOuiMnjrlon. -v ,V ,1 "Let us -undertake our task down known as "A No. 1 Hard. Some optinliEm. Wo will Suc- ceed as wo succeeded in Cuba. is. needed in this task as much much AVell, it's a little story. "A min." askeil a. publisher, for work. "'Humph; it's the-spring said the publisher, 'and .I-.can give you some, provided you're an op- timist' Tho literary trend Is rather to- took him rail to Earnla, by boat to 'JDuIulh, by Jim Hill's, somewhat primitive road to Pishcr'a Landing, in Dakota, "thence by those large, flat-bottomed Red River boats that were said to pay for themselves on one trip to Winnipeg, which then boasted pcopie. .While there young" Mr. McNaught saw a remarkable Red River ox-carts -encamped on the outskirts of the village and loaded with .buffalo'robes and furs brought in for barter from anything up to 500 miles But that is not tho main story. Farm-bred, he became interested iiTwhat the village natives .lletl a curiosity. Every pound of for that by Winnipeg people and supplied by them to traders returning to their camps in the vast imported from St. Paul and Minne- apolis. The curiosity was 500 bushels of wheat taken, in barter by a small Winnipeg firm. Mr. McNaught re- cognized Its high-grade qualities, bought it, and shipped it to a well- known Toronto seed firm. This was Asked Dufee to Change a Quarter ryiHERE is a little tow-headed Canadian boy living In Toronto, in I the north section somewhere, who feels very proud, albeit a little reared perhaps, for all unawares ho asked and received a favor from the Duke of Connaught. His Royal Highness, accompanied by Captain Tlivers-Bulkcley, was out one Thursday afternoon about two weeks 330 taking one of his accustomed and well-known strolls through the up-town streets of Toronto. The Duke and his companion walked westerly on door street and crossed Yonge street, finding it necessary to dodge vari- ous rigs, automobiles, and street cars, because that evening there wns n. big tie-up In traffic. Only a few recognized in tho well set, erect, and military-looking gentleman Canada's Governor-General. The couple stepped along crowded Bloor street, passing' nnd being passed by many, while aristocratic Toronto along In its I underslung seven-passenger glancing not at all at the crowds of hurrying pedestrians. Had they looked----- The small boy stood on the curb fingering a Canadian and wondering what he would do, for tho peanut man could not change It. Then he turned nnd espied two gentlemen walking along, and rushing up to the nearer of Ihe two, demanded: Mister, change this quarter, will you? The guinea hasn't any change." And the Duke (tor it was he) said "Certainly" In his politest way, and smiling, delved into his trouscr's pocket find produced a handful of sliver. He had but twenty cents In small silver, si; the captain con- tributed the necessary nnd the Duke received the twenty-five- cent piece from ihe boy. The mechnnically replied as Canuck boys will, nnd bought his hag of hot peanuts, and tho Duke and his aide, enjoying the incident hugely, appnrenlly, on their way, evidently plcuned at the fact that the hoy did not know who changed his (jii.irUjr. Tlie Arisloerar, however, was near, nnd hnd seen the incident, nnd as soon as the Duke was nntely out of hearing, rushed to the youth and cruelly '.old tho br.y that he had accosted "Ills Royal Highness the Dukfi of and added that the absence of his manners (the hoy's, of courtse) was deplorable. All Ihnt to the boy, howevor. ihn! hn had talked to Ihc Duke, the ladles' charge being, to him, iitii-e immaterial. ward the applicant. doubtfully. .'look'.at the "'I but -you must he an op- timist for this said, the publish- er: 'it's a spring seed catalogue that I'm getting up.' German Chancellor Lfkeiy to Retire Von Eethmann Hollweg Tired of Office at May.Succeed. THE loss of his evokes tlie cordial sympathy of ali Ger. mans, irrespective 'of party, revives the report' that Dr. von Bethmann CUBISTS START THEIR OWN POET A -Sample of His Versifica- t tion Is Really Worth Reading 'Tp HE Cubists have-a poet. Elkin A Malhews, the London publisher who has brought so many new jioetu to tho birth, presents the "Cub'ist Poems" of Mr. Max AVober, in the Viijo Cabinet, :it the modest price of 25 cents. The opening poem is called "The Eye Moment." It might be cal- led "The Eye-Opener." Hero it is entire: Cubes, cubes, cubes, cubes, High, low, and high, and higher, Far, far oul, Planes, Colors, lights, .signs, signals, colors, Eyes, eyes, 'window :eyes, 'eyes, nostrils, chimney nostrils, Breathing, burning, ..puffing; Thrilling puffing, breathing, puffing of things "upon Billions of things, This for the eye, the'eye being At the cdsc of the Hudson Flowing, timeless, endless, j On, on, on, on, One would like before-, offering .11 opinion tc hear Signer Marinotti, tin CubiHt'Ieader. recite it with finurist ticcoiupaniments. IX the British House of Commons] tho future Premier of Ireland sits at tho head of the fourth bench' below tho Opposition gangway. To him the.hand of Unionists Is point- ed dramatically as the dictator of. tho British Government, At tlic Utio oE dictator he smiles with genial mi-: concern. A keen London parlia- mentary Correspondent says of numd. Hitherto he has proved a, perfect reliable, resourceful, sympathetic, ajul, while mninlalnins, his own rights, allowing for tho cessities of his friends. Mr, I moml is always in his piace on grefitj occasions, listening courteously, dom cheering, scarcely ever rupting, despising abuse with slimy. Tho short, stout, smartly] nttircil figure, with flower in coat.' tho refined, resolute fauc, with beak-! like nose -and searching eyes, uro iiiunii? tho fiimiiiiir features of Iho} Parliamentary picture. Divided! OJily Jiy the 'giingu-ay tho strongest Tory opponents, find him a some personal feelings and pul-l itieal inclinations not dissimilar to! their own., f iUuny changes and vidssilmlps irt] the history uC Jirmia Tluto have boenj seen, by Itedrnond since- the fC called "Giadstonhms" adopted til. Irish cause. Tlie most painful .crisis- in his Ciii-eor occurred at the O'Klic; divort-o, which dethroned tho "un- crowned Kins uf Ireland" ami threat- ened the Liberal alliance. For tho of political independence h( stood by the ehicC who, in spite oi the divorce case, had been. re-elecU'd chitlrmun of the party before Sir Glhci stone intervened. Jlr. Red- mciiul's support was naturally valuui liy the unliappy niiin resumed in desperation his old rcdtless Parlia- menlary role. According- to Mr. Justin McCarthy, Mr. Parnell hn regarded him as both useful :md or- in miiiKigins party business ami ornamental as speaker on a public platform. After the fallen chief's death in Mr. Uetlmoiul iud the Independent tionalist minority, whilo first Mr. McCarthy ami subsequently Mr. Dillon was chairman of the majority- As leader he displayed moderation, tact, and skill, and in. the Irish John Redmond, Hollwcg, 'the Imperial Chancellor, is tired" oC office and will soon retire People, who evolve this fiction 'from time to time and grasp at straws to support it think the Kaiser's failure .to make, a short night journey from Wlssbadcn fo.r "Frau von. Bcthmami Hollweg's funeral is a sign that, tho ties between the Chancellor and his imperial master art looser than they might be. Undoubtedly the death of his -wife, who was a helpmate in much more than the stereotyped sense, is a deep blow to the Chancellor, whose private sorrows have been grevioualy aggra- vated in recent times by the esca- pades of a wayward son. Dr. von licthman Hollwcg inherited the Cliun- ccllorehip from Prince Hue-low five years ago. Though only ho haa grown old and bent and while during that forict span. A Hupcrconscicn- tiotls individuality, he hns borne tlie burdens of the ino.st onerous Premier- ship in I'Ourope with increasing weari- ness, His record is not barren of triumphs of constructive sUiLcsmun- ship, liut they, have been ttoii at tlie cost, of much mental mm physical wear and tear, and hlH friends under- stand hia desire to leave the strenu- ous for tho ot his sylvan ancestral estate Holion-Kinow in (he Mark oC 13 ran- dcnburg. The average politician will tell you that Germany's fifth Chancel- lor only retains office because there Is really no to tnkfi. his place, Grand 'Admiral von Tirpitx, thft vet- eran isccretary o' the. Nnvy, Is looked 'upon by many na (ho mo.st virile por- HOimlUy In German public Hie and Ideal chancel lorlan FORGETFULNESS By ARTHUR TvALLACE PEACH. JJQW (iuitHly above home Will creep, giecii vi kindly roam; So do the years abovu the hearts of grief Lay love's soft covering of and leaf! Chancellor Von Scthman larly, 'diviiled by 'the .'divorce, -Tc- mited'. under him.'. .There 1 "is now; .nother dissentient, harassing >ut Mr; lledmond's leadership ha. i the most successful in Irish'an-, nais.' His statesmanship has.been prov-' -by'.-'-ih-? restniint and with p always in .view, he has pursued con-s Mitutiuiiiii TJnrtPr fltipnct! the Nationalist ]iartj come- the most orderly in. the Hotiso, and uy his own Uemea'nor; he won the respect of both sides. The .Best Mart in the WorHj Leopold dc Rothschild Knows' Most of the World's Political Moves, P ROBABLY the .man who hnrn moru diplomatic secrets than. anybody wise in tho world is Mr. Leo paid cle Rothschild. He is and ccmndunl of every Ambassador-; nd Minister accredited to the Court; of St. James', and" continually iaj their company. Ja it to be wondered' at that he is acquainted with most IUOVC-H un the chess boards ol Ihaj "AS one of the .principals of tluij banking house bearing hiss najnoj his 'nusltion as a controller of money market natiimlly nmkos hum the most 'eoUffht-aftiT. jlcrsonJigd m idoii for no jrrcal Government loan; can be flnalci! without the lioiisii oil; >tlischilil being directly or consulted. To Air. -J-uopuM iln come th.; envoys oC Stole for julvlcir i ml Kiiiilaucc; often to aubmii. to him! schtmrs for the raising oCj money. In the ilcvutopnioiit pt in the provision oC Ike "numerous olhnr activities for- which money is needed, Mr, Koths-ii hilil plays ii far Creator than] nost people HiispmiL Jlis bank ini ht. Wwithfn's liint', Londun, is an in- ternational medium for relieving na-! .ions nnd states ot'1 immeuvry diffi- e ill ties. Kur yearn Cabinet "Oinistcrs havo insulted .Mr. do Roth.'jchlMi i financial qucstiiuiH Jifftcting Iho country, JMitl ihi'i-c fs siill un intiinnic.i I hough Itltlo Huspoclod, connection Ihe CaiiliH't and lloiiKD if UolliKchil'iI. Mr. Ilolhrt-. :hlhl Is his'Mail-sty's advisor in thfl nailer of and not onjr nxn lift ivus coninilird by tho Chip ulj'iul Ihe I'liKinro.s of the Prlnco nnd llio hfst infans of np-i ilylnff Iho ovorplus liU Jtoynl llshncaa'ia ;