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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta IT OLD POLITICAL ENEMIES S ROOM AND WORK TOGETHE Opening of First Session of New Parliament Shows That Canada j Has a Real Union Government-Strange to the Old-Timer are Some of the New Partnership?. APageSootPeople Sidcligkis orvMeiv and Vomervitvike RjUic. Eye * LADY LANSDOWNE THEREALCULPRIT Was It She Who Was Behind the Publication of Pacifist Letters? SHE ISCLEVER WOMAN I Sees Kindly Feudalism at Stake -Lord Lansdowne Champion of Old Order. is the deskmato o who was c-r.o of tie. Mae l.-au ��! t.i at:.ok in f .>:' Ls honto u dmcr.'s. B s.;s w'UJi Pnm-.v. Fair:-- K \v t:rr.. Crcrar with Ciutiur*! down of oo:vie: cr.crai rappi colic me "�: ' As iVr carve!!. AllhougT A. L. Su'ton. a Lie : co'.ioacne. he !:;�* only t r.d he Vols  ' S.v Goa'?'-'- Fes: hat the ttltinsr knight with i-Tory coat of arras. he who r.socl to hurt h:s ?pe.\r lt\ a rather sorrtfyiKS fashion at Conservative Mini-t rs ha this very museum, shoul-t now ho flanked 1.0' a Minis-ter who was actually in office under the old Government: If anyone fiotibts the efficacy of Billy Sunday's rnctho.is of religious conversion, h * hin forget tins controversy, ami find relief in the absolute r.roor of political cor-version caused by the war. Foster and Rallantyn .�n'! j-ri. because ore is Minis;.:- ..{ Trade end Commerce, and the �uhr� is n tra-hr ar.J a eomnu roiai man h itus,-; �/. a;,'? riie'r bi:o."es:.-.- i.a common w.'Ukl naturally I.;1 considerable. ;Ai-ii t'n. Minister of Marine a:-..I Kish-j , eries :> vcr was much of a parry m in. ; while l-'.-s-ev. ir. his later y> ,irles apart. Their union. kow-ever, seems natural. ISnrrell. the cuiiiued acntleman. man of letters, tile one uho used to** welcome j l.cnerm- o� t >ttawa to tl � rinimiier, allied with A. t'ne brilliant thinker, the ; jurist, tiie conciliatiuer Premier: Kitivci'ii i >ct. ll'th. when the 1 "nion "lovernmo'.u was feecined. an.d Pee. iTth, witen its formation was en-lorseil b\- th.e people, there were nu-nerous sierr.s of tiie coming tog-ether l.N'e'K t'ne appearance of his sensational letter in the columns of the London Daily Telegraph the i I woi-Jil has been much exercised as to ! ; the real motives ui'alerlyitiR the re-: markable action of this influential British peer. Mr. 1'. t'unllffe-Owen. wrltinsr in tiie -New York Sun, tolls us that to understand the meouim; I of the letter and the motives of i?s so. have j jmthor, iiersonai! liim. ami , . , , of the ' 1 imiidcrah.e ' Marquis are indispensable. PREMIER OLIVER IS MAN OF PEOPLE ~T- New Head of British Columbia Government Is Foe of ' tne Exploiters. CANNOT BE BLUFFED An Englishman by Birth and a Farmer by Instinct-Resolute and Fearless. 44 H acquaintance with experience of the fXo one poss accord the she; ehaieves so free lieaticei was h ssed of these would u.-t attention to the . made that its pub-� nded as a stab in Lady Carson 'JM1K wife of .sir Kdward t'arson is bus>- in many war activities in Great ltrifain. She has made hevse.U well known by her perpetual industry. She nevoj' stops, but is always V*y M. IC. M^oC. oxics'r .i oil n" ouvun, the rodoublablo enemy of the land and uvininsr franchise. ^r.tbbers, IhiotiKh the death of Premier Brewster is now- first Minister cf the Crown in British Columbia. .Premier Oliver is "something; new" in Premiers. He is nor' of the J'reniier typo: that, is why every .success Is promised his Administration. J!e is not a lawyer, Jiohvlthstandins' ii. is a.ppareritlr the risht and custom of doiup sotn.'thins' that means eomlort ,,he c,0,ln(ry t0 ],.,,, ovcl. i(s rxocu �and joy to fighters. l.a.ily Carson is the ton ok of Pavid l.loyd George, and as ti party device to brinsv about his downfall, l.ord .l.ansdowne has djtr too lofty a sense of honor, is much too conscientious and also patriotic to be capable of anything of the kind, ; much as he may ! distrusted .the' present Premier ever the sei and wife �formerly was �iarriaite tool of Sir ledward. She Hul.iv h'rewer, and her place in J1 I. I irama 'nisi um Sift.in. l1.rated lonper the war lasts the '.ess possibility will there be for the continuance of this sort of kindly feudalism, since economic- conditions resulting from the appalling expenditures in-have disliked and ! currcd by the State dmine; titu last threo years will have the (Jfe't of . , entirely rovoluiionizins' the e-Astiny; since tue latter s �UiKe-and-tnnrtnus- Sj.su.n{ ,fvthe disteibi^on and ownership of land. Premier Oliver of B. C. .' baiting- days, and desire his dit-ftp-j pearaiico from public life. Whatever j else may b� said about the letter it is j absolutely sine, r,-, and therefore Its ! contentions. tho,n:a they may fail i to convince, are at least deserving of J be-ins' treated witli the respect due to j honest opinions. i Lord Lansdowr.e has liever been T B as a pnrii ' I qvpu as a very ei win �nlariy brilliant, or ver. man. It is an as a R Look Like Old-Timers '.VHLL and Cal.ler look like ..;d-'im-:-rs, sittinir together. As :t--r of fact, it is -t-heir first ap- mature life ceiitiefl in the srowers of the prairies, and Re!. Minister of Customs and now is it of Railways, an Eustt-rwf of Ministers formerjj' beloncimt to I rated eetnfliotii!� jiarties. .\t thtu time, I however, the phenonienoti was so ristratiLte and the combination, until ', extravafrance tei describe him a ! the election, was so uncertain, that J sxeat statesman, as some of the h'j there always appeared to be some- i newspapers have done on both sides , 1 thim.- incon.ir:-:ii)i;s about it. even to j of the Atlantic. He was successful *' ) those who welc-nned ii most. j as G-ivernor-Generai of Canada and * i Tn-day. tla- sicnififiinee. tie- en- i as \'ieeroy of Imiia because of his live and adminislralive positions to lawjei's. Jle is not a cultured man, altlioitsrh many people think a man must ho cultured lo become a. Trc-mier. John Oliver is a plain, honest, blunt, slruightfonvurd, farmer-politician, lie Is a man of the people who cannot be bluffed or hoodwinked. Ho is perse errant, courageous | 'anil, resolute. ' His rutrited coia-iosy has earned hint a host of frh-nds and I lite respect of his enemies. John Oli-iver has stood by the forces of pro-aress through the dark ��e of jioli-tieal spoliation in Hritish Columbia. He is not an orator, yet ho has been a success in a field where oratory fs considered the most essential atti'iimfe. Ilia simple, direct lan-aua>re compels his auUioirces to listen Lost a Favorite Son HK.Y, too, .'. i.Iy Lan.-al >v. :ie 1 ..s lost a favorite son in ii:'.1 war, whose veiilow. I>y the bye. ", dmen-' ler of Lord Minto, has since ee-n-traeted a marriat'o with Capt. John Jacob Astor, of the Hoyal Horse (ivtaids. ynuii�iT ton of Lord Aslor. Lady Lmsdowne has likewise been profoundly impressed by the number J'ntently lo ail he has to say. of families on her husbaiTtl's estates | have been for many years in the political limeiiR-ht of this Province, gvailt la- nd one of the m--n whom the Liberals listed to paint as an arch - poiit leia n. It is pleasant to he aide to say ill.it a. nood many (kits who now kii'-w IT. Reid and his work better than � 'oura ccmt nt. is tiait after fi\--- shori months, this s--nso of tiie imacus-tom, d. this innate ferlin.it of rest, '.'ssm-s. has practically passed away and already the public, walkira; alom tact, his eotiVtesy. antl his itracious manner in deaiinj; witli colonial statesmen and with the native vassal rulers of India. Hut he made a horrible mess of his" five years' art- I cfin Dillon: Irish Leader Man of Unfailing Courage, Singleness of Aim, and Singularly Implacable Nature, -�hoiee i mind, it that th-. '�a m-'tiini Irish ijue-tion. whatever the uj of the convention. Had it been iiowm.u' a si'-nifieant o is significant: -a Nationalist party is not of such a settlement of the hot in- T By I'OLITICUS. 1 HE choree of Mr. John Dillon a.- ' successor to the late Mr. Ked- j inond, In the leadership of the Jrirti Nationalist party, i& one of unmistakable significance. There is no (railwaying Mr. Dillon's great ability or great knowledge of affairs. I suppose that for sheer intellect he has ' not ti dozen equals in the present ! House of Commons. In knowledge of Parliamentary procedure and in knowledge of foreign affairs he has not half a dozen. He is a man of unfailing courage, never afraid to take the unpopular side-in fact, rather inclined to take a side because it is unpopular-of unquestioned '. singleness of aim and sincerity of conviction anil of hitth oratorical ability. But, at the same time, lie is a man I of singularly implacable nature. Of ' all the members of the Nationalist party in Parliament 1 shored think i that he is the bitterest foe of British connection in anything approaching its present shape. In fact, his hos- _ tilitv-his vcrv evident IiostilKv-to j average British sentiment and British Asduith coalition-was unsparing and ..............I unbounded. KUine of such a settlement, it would have chosen for leader somebody like-Mr. Devlin, luor,- ready for a deal than is .Mr. Diilon. Pat I resrard his election to the i lend-rship as significant for another reason. It looks to me 'as though' j tiie Nationalist.-! were about to make a pretty strong: attempt to detach from the Sinn Foinc-rs the less ex-tr.jn.- of th,- adherents to that movement. In his very first speech as leader he has made a bold bid for the support of the more moderate section of Sinn i-'einers, ami it is ouite on tile cards -particularly if, as he indicates. "Ireland is on the nu- of one who have given the li\es of bus-ban. If, sons and brothers. A leader of Knplish society-indeed, its mast and it is a bo true that I hate had to influential kader-k!h- has been in a fit; lit manv a. hard fie hi. ami receive position to observe tiie cruel havoc . ,arrt knocks alom; witli the made in its ranks In- 111" war. ... , , , , -, Mr. Cunliffe-Owen then e;oes on victories and rewards recorded. I lo show that Lord Lansdowno. while Shave been chosen to-nb-rht as the described by many of the pain rs. p.a,ier of tho partv. Mv onlv heart- K^^^ft^i^r*-nmmion is th;,t vhrn ft comes 'his political headquarters not at l.lie|t. ou ijrU1.si, ears. Bat there can | I:n,, !n watting st.em.ous poll- possible to him. But, at the same  ' - �- ..... ' time, his inveterate distrust of the British anil his intense contempt for what he considers their blundering in relation to Ireland since the beginning of the war, have combined to tract from tiie whole-hearted sup-p-.rt -.-.aid. he would probably have r.Acii lo tin? allied cause had not Ct-'at Britain been one of the principal protagonists of that cause. " His Fiery Invective �.. i 11. DILLON is a very eloquent man. Hut he has not used much of his eloipienee to further recruiting in ire-land, or, indeed, to impress ou Irish audiences the justice of the allied cause. Something he did in this direction In the war's very early days. Before- the Irish rebellion took plate, lie had made himself practically the leader of the anti-oonseriptionist party in the 1 louse1-'of Commons. He opposed it not only for Ireland, but for Great Britain as �well. After the outbreak of the Irish rebellion, his condemnation, both in and outside the walls of Parliament, not so much of the rebellion as of be no question as to the personal , U(.;,| u...,ri'iin. against tiie British Gov courage of tne Irishman woo could . ..rnmr-nt, then they have got tho right nd almost j m;in iltv t|u. },(,. j The new leader is sixty-five years in to the! of age. IP- is very delicate in health, foue-ht a | having been, tor_Jong, a martyr to fight.' br, utter them to a hostile infuriated House. Later, he referred ; rebellion: "They ha-, clean fight." he said. ". however misguided, ami i.. would be a d - - d good thing for you if your soldiers were able to put at. as givid a fight as did these men in Dublin." In Ireland subseoueiitl.\. Dillon used some highly infianunatoiy language about the Hritish i a.ver,intent. its dealings with tin- Iri.-ii p -ople generally. In fa. t. murli of his language in this regord has been indistinguishable from ilia! of Sinn Fein. At the rami- time, it should be pointed out that at tile recent by- dyspepsia. In prTVnle life, he is a very reserved-even a shy-man. His most notable- e-harae-teristic, say those who know him best, is his iron tenacity. WILSON'S TYPEWRITER "pHESIDEXT "WILSON, it is said, never dictates an important letter, a speech, or an international note. lb- tyi.es them all with his own hands on a ^unajl typewriter, Iho Government in office-it was tiie their leader. As I hti\ election in South Armagh, lie at- which he bought some, years ago tacked the Sinn Peine.\s p.-.-tty stout- u>ion he Has head of Princeton Uui-ly though mainly .., the ground that | jt ,,,, ,.,,,.,, ,,.IS ,,,,., hls ,,,. in their promise of an liaMi republic they were vtomisiiu; someihaat im- (�"">� ;,ml invaluable companion ever possible of realization an.I h-ad log : since. ignorant people into dai.g.-r aod dis-j |; accompanies him on .-ill his aster. . itups (.it has traveled considerably ihe Tragic Note over lOO.OOO miles); and 011 it iie has IT is this man, never tie.. I of in- written every one of his famous mes-veighing against BritLa dense- sages, from his note em the Liiaitania. �cess and stupidity, that the iiisii .\a- jlraaody to the addn ss of April "nd, ti.uialist .M.l'.'s hav.- now .iie> a aa i 1!H7. 'when )i� thiew down the ",annl- conling to tho Daily Telegraph "r>f that city, retire from active business I 011 the first of May anil return to Toronto to live. Mr. Lcltoy was formerly well-known in Toronto, and the Telegraph speaks very IvijtUly of. his place as a. citizen of St. John during his residence there. In the course of an interview concerning the Maritime Provinces, Mr. Leiioy is quoted by the Telegraph as saying: "It has been .1 regrettable fuel, I might say almost lamentable, that the greatest export of the Maritime Provinces during the past twenty years lias been in bright young men. We have not seemed to be able to develop the. business machinery down here to keep them at home, and the result has been that, nil through Western and Upper Canada, one constantly enures upon young men, some now in middle age, who are the administrative Iliads of big business houses, whoso abilities have been lost forever to the land of their nativity. 'Then, many of our brightest and best young business minds have gone to the I'nitod Slates and there assisted in the building 1111 of great cities ami flourishing communities while their native towns have lallen behind because of their absence." That the Maritime Provinces had given more in brain and ability to their sister Provinces of I'anada. a--ul to the United States than any other portion of Canada. Mr. l.eltoy point'-d out. ami he reiterated his statement that, it was altogether a lamentable fact that the Maritime Provinces stood to lose so much in a business way because of II.e steady exo.-lus of their young men who went to other tie-ids of endeavor. Major-General Biddle AIA.iOlt-GKN. JOHN BIDDLE, who e j-.uiit, the jlet 1.4 Gci'mui? recenth- relinquished his post as assistant cliief of staff, is going to Gnat Britain to command the Am-oiiea.i troops there. He will siieooi d Major-Gen. Bartlett, who is at pi s- ut the commander of the varioi American foa-cs in the Britisi. '*i Ready for Anything "~r"JO you .suppose Gadspur would keep cool if he were on a steamer that was torpedoed Ijj' a submarine'.'" "I have no doubt he would. Gad-spur has had so many blowouts uineo he bought, a second-hand mot�>r ear that hardly any Kurt of explosion would make much impression on him now." NOOLY /''O/i'OO'j'TKN. \ in--a somewhat/unproductive ore mine J worked by his father, a cessation of operations imposed on him tho ne-! cessity of going elsewhere. Farming was instinct in him, �s> his father had farmed early in life. No farm , I/-ing at his disposal he turned round i and commenced marketing the eggs owned by the neighboring farmers, and was building up quite ,1, connection when the father's mine was shut [ down foe all time, and the family ' journeyed, to Canada. Early in 1ST0 the family. >fr. and Mis.. Robert. Oliver and eight children, settled in Maryborough, Wellington County, Ontario. Mr. Oliver, senior, is at present residing in Grey County. John Oliver worked on his rather's fa I'm for a few years, farming hi the summer, and going to the woods in the winter. In his spare lime lie worked in the stone quarries and became, a very efficient stonemason. In 1 877, John Oliver wanted to branch out for himself. Tho general tendency at the time was to drift west. lie proceeded lo the Pacific, coast by way of the- United Slates, proceeding north from San Francisco. Arriving in Victoria he sought and obtained employment with the Canadian Pacific Railway contractors, and did survey work. Later in the year ho commenced homesteading in Surrey, lie selected his land on Ihe sea coast, and for many years- fought against sea encroachmenis, finally succeeding a .id developing one. of the best farms ou the coast". His Political Career ELKVION years later, Mr. Oliver brought the first steam threshing outfit into the Province, and later commenced a small sawmill to prepare, lumber far his farm hulldings, etc. To-day, he is one of the most .successful farmers in the Province. Mr. Oliver's political career commenced very early. He rose from Ihe most humble origin in political circles. His first political work was done in the early '70's when he drove a hack at the elections, and got in some personal work with bis "fares." lye.- served in municipal office, but in ISSMl he was asked to run for Hie Federal riding of New Westminster, and take part in the election which was to sweep Sir Wilfrid Latn-ier into power, but he refused. Tn 1!)00 Ihe was induced to run for the Pro- ton consecutive sessions, he wa create coalition Government he as selected* .-is a, man for a porll.eio, but other influences prevailed, and a, parly Government was formed. Premier Oliver is the best type oC self-made man. Ho had no advantages afforded most "young- men, yet he has succeeded where thousands of others fail, As already stated, be is not the type of man. ordinarily selected for the Premiership of a. I'roviiice, hud his friends, expect hint to succeed because oC what he lias already been. Sir H. Lawrence a Fine Soldier New Head of Intelligence Dept. Veteran of Boer War-He Loves a Good Story. O NE of the most important posN tions in the army-that of Chief of tho Intelligence Department at General Headquarters-was recently allotted to Lieutenant-General Sir Herbert Lawrence. A son of the great Lord Lawrifaco of Indian Mutiny fame, Sir ilerbert lias inherited his father's' best qualities. He has even beep spoken of aa tho best living British soldier. Buring- tho early days of tho South African War he was Lord Krencb'j) intelligence, officer, and wade some* noteworthy reconnaissances dtiriii"; the Colesberg- operations. At the conclusion of the Boer "War-Sir Herbert retired, from tho army and joined the famous banking houso of Glyn, Mills, and Co. He soon gained tL^rcputation for being a particularly shrewd business man, but when tho present war broke- out liu returned to the army. He was appointed chief staff officer io Peyton's Yeomanry Division, and in that capacity went with tl.em. to Kgypt and Callipoli, It was not long before ho was given command of an infantry divisipn, and the successful evacuation of tho peninsula owed much to his efforts. For his services he was made, lieutenant-general; but more recently he has been commanding an infantry division in France. Sir Ilerbert is fifty-sis years of age. anel is an all-round Kportsman, finding hip chief recreations in cricket, golf, shooting and polo. The Chief of Intelligence loves it good story, and the following is 0.10 which he- has been heard to tell: The colonel of a. certain regiinenl, who was very strict with his junior officers, was continually inspecting their quarters to see if everything was tidy. One day-whilst inspecting the cubicle of one officer lie noticed a cobweb in one of the corners. "What docs this mean'.''' he demanded.  The .subaltern coolly replied: "I'm afraid it looks rather bad, sir, hut I always keep a cobweb handy in cas� a man cuts his finger!" e- jrPIHO hero of lo-dav has ho title deed! vincial seat at Delta. He won a i.s ' i three-cornered contest. Although he for to morrow. �:at- in the Provincial Legislature ( THE TURBINE KING �