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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SIR WILLIAM MACDONALD A UNIQUE CANAD Big Montreal Tobacco Muufactunf Ovr Moi ike Penurious, ud Mart Peculiar With Buioes to Men Not Related lo Him. t not unhonored I I uniung, the queerest1 -mHllonBlrB who ever ,Hyed In cremated In1 Vpn I real. Me was Sir William Mv Jonkld, founder and developer-of the Tobiccci Company, Uie combination of Uvlab gen- arid "penurlousness that ever a 1 Urouaht up a he cul him- self ailrflVtronr ihAl cburch early In life anj never asaoclaled with anolh- er. Ono T he hlnuf If from hie to that at fun DPI one, was present; nellber was there a clergyman of any de nominal fen. And "to tap Ihc climax ji6 !c-ft .Lhe'loUacco firm wblch netted him a revenue of about a year lor lha last quarter of a ccntur> or to to'lvo young men who started The Late Mr H'llflan the offer, but It ifter- arda transpired ft was'only lq finil ut who ihe real jirioclpAli Yen, and ho an Tobacco Company he cloted own on the nefoUatloitH, anJ poke reprovingly hll inbcl frlrndd IkrpUfh- whota the to Wm. hid a Becret tormela. for iwr tobacco unO iwr he secret, known7 only to himself nd Mr. Stewart. It hu been passed n to ihq Klcwart eoni, lha Ainerl- an Tobacco Company ,la severally redlted with vlus- many of hftrn but liey failed. Skilled tobacco workers 'Ot jobs In every no ever found out the secret that makea chewing' all over the con nnd In England, Sidelights oi Men GLNERAL RETAIN VERY ECCENTRIC I His Contempt for Headquarters Conferences Accounts for Slow Promotion. JR W11X1AM was eminently'prtc- ll ml down to tho'jroaneit detail and Ihere waa or wo nan living who could work on hla agulnai hui Judgment. set up'a nephew In tbV farming busl ness In the Maritime Provinces paid Tor tho farm anJ stocked it with cat- Ue, Implements, and seed: 'When )ils came lo lilm bne.Yali oah- liig for money to "buy Imy for' tbe he gave hlnj a silent slarc two mlrutes. then In his dellb- eralo, way. tnld, that wna'fihol. There woi no appeal from tTio-.yerdlct. t Year In and vcar put he compiled us strictly to a Tel schedule'of, work: Ing. hours ai '-hurnblcat employe, and ho. ivorhed until old agff ffhalCy compelled him to quIL TVlllIarn'nevier sought uubllclty; Lord Nortbdif e PECIALLY posed NorlhrlLffe, head of Die IJrltlsJi War Mission, taken on hta inrlvul In Ills fiulte at the Holer Gotham, Xew York city. Lord Norlhcllfftj. as chief of the mlssloii and coin mere lr.1 representa- tive of ttia British Government. wll co-ordinate the work of the British organizations already eslabllfiliei there. Ills work will be more com merclal than diploma lie. nR Interview about ihc treat Insll iMon Ql Ste. Anne dc Ildlcvue- These brief, stern remarks were char- acteristic ot Sir William. Ontario has reason to rcmcmbe him, for-his munificence was n.' MS aid to Guelph Agricultural College. To tht last, he remained a hlndlj courteous, quIeL. and altogether un on the hated It. Neither ostentatious in.in of Hie" old school life Is clerlca In Ms factory, and who happened to be Ihe sons of a man who stiick to Sir Willie m despite his eccenirlclUea David for 45 years. who finally became Sir; Wllllani'H conUdcnllal Four years ,130 a stroke of, I Hen h'eTihKs'nol left) home. Three mohlbVafter this In SlrWil- Ifani made ft Is will. When It was read his funeral last week ll was that bnalricss WHS left .to the, Slewari" BOM. About WHJ left! lo Mc'aillVuHl Macdonaid col In drtsa. In manner of tlicJ ivay he his business, nor In- any of the thousand and one UjJnca meal men he eon- form to the dictates o( society. In these ways, loo; he was character. SJr William was laconic In speech. "Walt until the nsnes wos his reply to ar newspaper n.-j lo trhnt lie Intended to" Jo' aljou'l replacing (he splendid science. buUfl- lot destroyed, uy Mcfltll a, few years ago. "Get a coup ot Ihc asl annual .n-JJl ttml in t more 1 am'able to was hla nnjwcr to. a'p'rornineiit 1 o- Journalist, ivhq went to-3en him vlth Ihc cxpectatjqji ,of Bttting A China's; Rebel Leaders Are Enemies of Progress There thOH .Inrtltutlpni lo over Another ILOMjbob was left to two hospitals and' to the Crematorium which- Sir was mainly re eponilblu for" having established. Ilhe- hlnasrff, -never Tlio his own children 'n Ite in Jlrecllj of children Ihroughout Canada. In the rum district his "gooil seed" movemcn and his consolidated schools hav licTpcd to lirishten what others Is might Itavc been dull and unlntcrcsi Ing lives. His manual training am domestic science schools In Ihc larger centres have enabled many poor boys 'ASSIGN IS STRATEGY Ke Greatest Privation of tKi War to Him la (he Lack of Paltry. T odd to the Journalists who, I btutly (he of General I llchrl Philippe now the, Drench cbmmanilcr-ln-chler, that o. enlua BO BtrlkUiK ug Ills filiould be lisclpalnj Itself so late. The hero of ,'erdun1 Is past slvly, despite hla look sf com para Live youth. All Ihu-Frcnch dallies concede that his carter has rpmarhobly conventional, very rue lo type, from tho period of Ills raduadon at the military echoo) un- I, JUEl before the war. he went upon He retired Hat with, the rank of col- onel. Foch, like Galllenl, like toques and the he had eeen service In the colonial possessions of th'e republic. HE- Keen tils dark Itrovrn Rrey nnd his somc- 4l Cu" grow lean and the small fortunl: (nherlled .from thrifty parents dwjndle Into notblng and the Tame of which he had dreamed es- cape him before opportuntly knocked once at Then, swiftly, says DAVIDSON FOR SIFTONJCABINET Editor of the Calgary Albcr- tan, and Has Big Ideas. Gcn. Pctatn, Pommandfr-ln-ChicJ on corJ arc quarried out of Ihc atmos ihcro by trumpeters, cornetlsls, mi drummers-' He can shave himself without a mirrgr, and the Krcattsl atlon lack o of the, war He enjoy to a him IK Lh 3 nnylhlns the STRONG IN CALGARY Done a Very Work In Securing Public- Owned Utilities. SUItu tho London thai a boy would en- stones; climbing trees. floating a paper lidal In a tub or r.ilc-r, and looklns1 at animals In ho wo. His one serious Interest, bis grand passion, as tho French say, strategy. His Idea was deemed preposterous "until I lie long agony of Verdun. The. as tile 111- Vv'. A. CI.EA11Y. a former Issue Siar Weekly presented n, character sketch of a Calgary l-dltor wlih novel Ideas. This Mictch Is of a Calvary editor with biff Ideas ilial have landed him In the Alherw as the re- icntailve of a constituency which reputed to L.C its sirungly Con- gen'allve as ho 13 These frame Ideas will, if public sontlmcrit Is to be depen-JcJ. upon at all, land ilr W. M. IXivldsun. edllor of the Cal- gary Albcrtan, and quondam me said of Mr. Barnes, who oriffinall; nmo to n create nilslde rrpulntlon than Sir. ion, bul wna decltlcdly slou'cr-'ln Irn Dressing rnrllamenl wllh tbe ;fu' mcftaure of hla capacity. 4 illy capable klnd.p mnn Is nnequato to any albtlKy which mny Inifi'.on-him Orcit Urlinln haa good roasor'lo b proud of her working-class; lie ad eV, When ihc full laic of tills Wafi to be no names 'will to foun moro rlcKrvIng of lionor Innn their Tho change ttnia quietly (n Cabinet r merely, and not of al In cssenco 11 Is not very much 'i n change-" 6f men, Ihe lempemmen of Messrs. "Henderson rmdi Dame's b Jng so similar. Biit Us oc.corr of 'Interest ha showing conllmiM lo lib worthily reprWfcnL in War'.L'ablne' Mr. Barnes ti fifty-edgbt yean old, d' tuu been nwmber of PkrUunent r Btackfrlns dtrfsloa, r trie, past eleven years. He was ide a Privy Councillor Iwt year, 3 V i on the formation of Lloyd eorge Ministry, he becmmv Hbauiter snaloTia. That office wu. yery ;nJal to the jmui.- For Jie> .ied his In-public lite Tery- the promotion of old iriiionF, and, alnce-lbe war stArted, "'Kcuring belter al- to soldiers and imllors. Ha yed on the. Government commlt- for soldiers' and Bailors' pemloas For'.lcn years before entering Par- nment "Mr. Barnes v WAS general icrfetary of the Amalgamated So- fety'.bf EnElnwrs, and for tome ears previously he had nsolst- necrclnry of that society? There re-few labor leaders more trusted by the workcrw. There Is one rrloro worthy of tfuBt. ;