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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Daiiy WILLIAM WHYTE; NATION BUILDER (Toronto Globe.) Once the Scotchman gets fairly under way, he will travel a long way from the porridge ipot. The innate hungrlness of the av- erage Scot for book learning, the Spar tan self denial of his early training, the granite like strength of his char- acter, the indomitable optimism, the dauntless perseverance, the passion- ate earnestness, the self reliance, the ihonesty, the integrity, the oh, pshaw! This bust on a 'pedestal style gets tiring. Let us come uown to a living, breathing, human example, who loves .and hates and errs and triumphs. Take Bill Wlhyte. Bill Whyte! Who is Bill Whyte? .you say. My dear reader, did you never trav- el west of -Fort William? Ah, now you know. Yes, that's the man I mean. And you nw be excused for not recognizing him at first mention, for ihe man lias raised himself to such a high pinnacle of human endeavor that even his old associates are tak- ing to dropping the "'Bill" and substi- tuting the "William." Take ..Mr. William then, if you will have it so, and, since you're so formal, let us add on his full offi- cial uile, and speak of him as Mr. William Whyte, the Second Vice-Eres- iuent of the Canadian Pacific Hail- way. Tihere is not a Scotchman in. Can- ada who has travelled so far from the porridge pot as he is still going. There's not a man in the West of whom the West is prouder For a man whose '-word is law up and down the odd miles of the Can- adian Pacific Hallway system in a man who holds the destinies of thousands of employees in jjis hand William Whyte is delightfully companionable and human. Just imagine how un- bearable some people would be if they were in his position, how aloof they would hold themselves, and how, once -they did suffer" your presence', they would make ..u ordinary indi- vidual diminish to the -size of a spot on the carpet because of" their'aug- ust majesty. William Whyte may be a proud man ought to be, if he there is none of the pouter pigeon about him. if you want to see him, and after, you have had your inter- view, no mater bow serious the sub- ject of conversation'.may be, you will come away feeling as though you have been home on a visit to fatiher. As far as-thQ western system of the C. 'P. u. goes, William Whyte Is prac- tically the absolute master and final authority. All the extensions and de- velopments of the 'Western division are also planned uiuiu-iug it 5UU1- I his, m frier, is the history of the mer home of his own there; how he in XT. moral 'welfare of the men under him; about his exciting as, for instance, when he 'headed the band of men that went out to resist toy force the forcible laying of the Northern Pacific tracks over those of the -C. K. at a place twelve -miles from Winnipeg, said place ever since known as Foil Whyte; how he made Keewatin popular as a summer resort for Winnipeggers by building a sum- besr known man in the West, essarily, "he has had manv things to do and -to say in his time, but neither his actions nor his words have ever left bitterness .behind them. Perhaps a story or two will best in- dicate the character of the man. One of the best known editors in Canada once -told me that he owed a good deal of his success to a few words of advice from William Whyte. likely he has forgotten all about it." he said, "hut I haven't. was doing the 'assignment' of rail- ways' at that time, and I had been bad ly scooped several times by a report- el on a rival paper. His yarns were fakes, i felt sure, but I couldn't prove it., So one day I went to William and told him 1 wanted to ex- pose one of this other fellow's stories, i asked him to give me some material to make my rival's stoYies look silly." said Mr. Whyte, 'let me Nee-j earned the tiianks of Winnipeggers hard for all time by building the De Lor- raine branch up to Whytwold, the hoi iday resort on Lake Wdnmueg; how he delights in sport, especially In hunting prairie chicken, in company, with his ibosom friend, Sir Daniel Me-! -Millan, governor of Manitoba; and last, but not least, how he wooed and won Jane, daughter of Adam Scott, of Toronto. 'But to fully write his his- tory is to write the Intimate history of the Wjest, and .that is too big a job for me. So just let me say that a jovial, gen Hal, (big hearted man who- has kept his mind alert and growing, and his body ia William Whyte in the year of his age. C. LINTER2M SIBLBY. RECORD THEFT.OP TWO THOUSAND WATCHES Boston, Mass., March, big- Thef Zam Buk for reasons. It is antiseptic the poison in wound. It any wound, or skin injury, or disease Against poison-germs in we air which are al- ways ready to enter a sore place and set up pobooing and putref ac- thre change. Immed- iately they enter Zam- Buk they arc instantly killed. While certain ingredient sin Zam-Buk are thus protecting you againxt external dangers the rich healing herbal esaen- tfatuc, stimulate the cells, and briar about perfect feealine. Nothing: like H! Vatch it Mrs. HallWay. of WroxeUr, nave found a remedy. I used It for cuts, aorea, and varlour ckin and hare found it an effective euro iti every I would not without a box of ftim-Buk in thahouu in of and I recommend all nothMt to Veoua'jor handy." R. B. vr, of Hackett'i NA, Kczenia broke out very badly behind my Uby isears. and.deepita trMtmcot, vot and worse. I wai ad vised to try Zau-Buk. U proved effectire from the flnt, and IB e rorn e snort time it cured coeapU EquilJy rood lor ill Injurlw Md pill-', 60o, iT Co., Toronto. give you a bit of advice. Don't spend gest theft of watches reported in your energies' barking on the heels' of other fellows. Do things for your- self. Get a story of your own. iN here's something that will make a fine yarn.' i took his advice, and to-dav many years has just become known in tihis city by the WaJtham Watch Co.'s announcement that of its watches, valued" at were stol- en from a pier in New York 'last W'ed- 1 have him to thank for the best les-! nesciay while waitin son ever had in journalism.' Now a little story to show iMr. Whyte's diplomatic powers. There always has been trouble.In the west 'between the grain growers and the grain dealers, and into William Whyte's ear both sides haV poured their differences. One day a certain wealthy .grain grower called on him g shipment to London on the steamer Campania.. The news of the loss has 'been kept secret >by the insurance people in the hopes of capturing the thieves. With the watches disappeared at the same time -a-ihorse and wagon 'belonging to the National Express Company. Vice President Pitts said, as the watches were numbered, the robbers in Winnipeg with the. intention of will; have hard work to dispose of 'making many sweeping demands from them. Ready, for Heavy Traffic This Fall, Says Chas. M. Hays Montreal, March M. Hays is expected to return to Montreal from Europe during the second week of April. -According to an interview given out by Mr. Hays in England before the harvest is ready this year the Grand Trunk .Pacific will be in shape to handle 'the traffic from Edmonton to Fort William.-.The line through to Prince (Rupert will .be com- ready for traflic, he says in 1913. FREIGHT TRAIN .WRECKED NEAR -REGINA iHegina, March west bound freight train on iRegina-iBrandon C. N. H. line was wrecked five miles of here this evening. Twelve cars were thrown off the track, sev- eral of them being smashed to splin- ters. No loss of life, however, is re- ported. The cause of the wreck is unknown. TREATY ADJUSTED 'Paris, March bill approv- ing the Franco-American tariff agree- ment was adopted unanimously by the Chamber of Deputies today. The sole objection to the measure was raised both countries were on the same footing in this respect, the right to break the agreement after due no- tice being reciprocal. NAVIGATION OPENS ON THE GREAT LAKES Detroit, March passenger steamer City of Detroit left land today, marking, the opening of the navigation season of 1910. Hon. Brodeur has concluded his stay at 'Pinehurst, 'N. C., and is going up to Atlantic City, N. J., where he will remain two or three weeks. Dustless House Cleaning Let us take the burden of spring house cleaning off your hands No need to pull up carpets and rugs, as in the old way It is advisable to book your orders at onee Price per hour LETHBRIDGE HOUSE CLEANING AND RENOVATING CO, Phone 1115 Our system eats un the dirt (TIME 1912) l.t a few lots in Siinnysidc Addition just I wo years ago, before the street ears lo i he I-ariv, and sold them yesterday for 1450.00 each. Not had interest ror two ears My Friend Jones Wasn't Lucky Oiiv hJS He ]ots on thc a quarter circle, close to the LU> 1 arc bound to be choice residence property. He knew the whcathnul. coal and railroads would make a large busy city of Lctliljridgc, within a few years. He didn't SAY all this and then carefully keep his money in a bank. boughl the improvements bought n.. easy terms in i.ie oniy direction ihe host, residence of ihe city can