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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Frederick Brigden Little Father" to Ontario Deaf Unable to Hear Himself Since Age of 12, Laic Founder of Ontario Mission to Deaf Made It His Ufe-Work to Bring Happiness to Those Similarly Impressive Funeral Service, By S. H. ITOVTA-RIX tho ir.osi EllfQll? M prtJSlve service held In To- ivnlo was that marking tho rties the late senior, the "Uiile laihrr" of Uir vi.-aC mites of Ontario. U was at- by stverai hundred IxMipIo from all over the iwo huiiArcd of whom nfll hear or ngs were In .1 way thai led no nils- Like. neverilip- Ies5. Mr. BrigJen, ihelr Chrtal-HKe leader, was JeaJ, and they 10 A PAGE: ABOUT EEOELE Sidelights on Men. and Women, inihe Public show wtih row and their aff sinccrliy of The dosf and 'ilmnf was connucted by signs. A Oeaf mute sans a "Sate In the Arms ol Jfsus" Dy signs arid the ihylhm ihe music ivas conveyed in such a way thAt even those who dopenil upon anl and nudible niupic, found ihtmselves whispering ihe words r.r.3 keeping- iJme to tlie tune, accomplished fact In Oniailo auions the ilraf dumb. The "LIH.li Father." brvuxnl up In Anullrat Chiirch asid RtiendlrvK All Paints', pn ached rrActU-al Christianity unity 10 Lia and only Ilo- m.in Catholic Church anj Plymouth EreihrvD alMid out fiom united mlsaior.s to the. deaf In ihls vlnco. ilr. Rrlffden's njjne In the dumb algn languapc was n- On the coal or dress. The name orlg- (nalcJ when, as a boy school, he wore 3 coat wiih four brajs buttons. The nickname was perpetuated In ttls country among the deaf and nute only, having been carried hero the wife his partner, ilrr. lenry vho A3 a girl alter ho same school. The deaf mv however. lenmod Ihe plcn with rule, knowing its derivation, UlnK it simply "Mr Work Will Remain HE work he did will continue, f the deaf and dumb nipha- het, usins the system, and r s.fKprfJFSPd by moiion alone. Tho gathering of these and their sclent, tearful denionsiratlo.l at ihe Bible Training School. College street, were tributes to one wbo, for over foiij- yean, had devoted nts cpAre time, energy, and money LO ihc of educating Ihe deaf and dumb In this cliy nod throughout this iy his r fulness, his Afflicted himself -with Rt ape- 'of following nn attack of. typhoid fewr, Mr. den came to ranadA, formed a nCTSblp with n friMiiVvho WL-S like- wise deaf and. berarnc ihe pioneer In the art of wood-engraving hero, suc- ceeding despite bis disability In CE- kind In Canada. From Ihe first he interested himself, in helping the si- lent cominunJly of Llie deaf and dumb, irhJcn. previous to_ his advent, was %vittout organization or socla' rendezvous, cut oil trom their fel- lows who cOQld. hear aiul speak, am from thf-lr fellow sufferers, Little Falber to FiKKDEHLCK BRIGDEN. before leaving1 "Kngland, was cdncatcd Ir trlRhton deaf dumb rchool tn eight years, (he last year acting as a He had also In a CTUJTCD lor nV Lwiidirl.. On his arrival-here in 1S72 no al cnci in Lpucb with the deaf and mule In Toronto, 'with a view to or- pmlziue: them info a Sunday school class 3d a beginning- or general edu- cational work anrf social Improve- ment. In this work he early became as3ociatcd with the laia Mr. J. D. Nasmilh, who- had beun elected to Inke charge of similar welfare work for deaf mtlteg by ihe T.M.C.A-, End the two were actively engaged in helping this clais "of society-until the formers death. Since Mr. retired from active control of hia bustnrjss ten or twelve years ago, he has his whole lime ajid im- dlmmed enthusiasm to the cause had 'espoused. He also patted to the Societies of .the deaf .and speechless he founded In lite cities of .Hamilton, Kitchener, Xcw' Hamburg, "V somewhat In and his cental energy- aroused Ihe spirit of those he Instructed u. hty in the go: of maklns those un.ilile lo r Independent of their disiblll and happy under their affliction Svcpy Sunday at the Toronto Mis- sion to ihe Deaf a meeting Is held. There are alioul 150 deaf mutes in Toronto. Similar Sun Any meetings arc hold in tho other places Includ- ed In the Ontario Mission to Ihe Deaf, as also at the missions In Win nipeg and Detroit founded by him Once n worker from To ran to attends the meetings the other Ontario centres according to schedule. Mr. Bidden mads a rouni o( tlie outside missions regularly himself, the last one at Christmas el Never an. evening but. at hti ne on Rose avenue, Toronto, h' was not visited for consultation "01 same raatior by one or other of ht nock, lie wag their minister finance as well as their mlnLMrr the gospel of practical Christian ft> They sought his advice ns.to buyln a house, petting married, or getting Fighting Sons of a Fighting Sire W. II. CLAUKEr-KingTa rrlntefs Office. Parliament Is the head of a r- Inmlly. He was for many yeArs slaf r scrceant wllh :he 13lh Royals of HavnlHon. a N'orth-west and ft fainous shot- His three sor.s from left to riphi are: Lieut. Thomas Clarke, lato 4th.Bn., who won his commission at Ypres; 'Unit-Col. V. K. Clftrke. .O.C-, 12Jth York RmiRors Bn.; and Lleul. J tall war Troops formerly 127tt of the spring drive. Ross Clarke, nil wllh No. 2 Bn. Canadian York who nre now In. Ihe thtck John D's Brother Refused Reconciliation on Deathbed _____________' i Frank Rockefeller Would Not Send for Elder With Whom He Had Quardcd.Bitterly Before a Stock Farmer in a Job yenrs nso >Ir. Brlgden had In hfs employ an old nrlisi named Charles Wilson. One a celc- biated Ixanden barrister dropped in- to llr. Brigden'a office Inquiring for Jfr- Wilson. Ho had been in Canada for a year trying to locate him ns one of tho. to Uie !Major Jihics "Wilson, a veteran ot AVater- loo, TV to died in Canada before com- ing- in for tho properly. The artist was deaf and dumb, aa were his wife and children, and upon Mr. Brlgden fell the task of dealing with the Ixindon barrlsler and looking Into Ihe Wilson estate affairs.- Millions reere involved. V Tr.ronto was seat lo England and after'Ieeal RAN'K IlOCKEt'ELl.En H 16 still unreconciled-to hla brother John IX. Lo whom he had not spoken for IT years." was 72 years old, the younssr of John D. ITVO( brothers. Paralysis followln.? a-relapse afte'r in inlestinol operation performed "a month caused death in hla Apartment. AVhtn frank was tak- en to the Charily Hospital In Feb- ruary ;io be prepared for opera- lion Ihat lie knew ivaa most seri- ous one. he steadfastly to stilled a compromise was made by which rival heirs and the lawyers dirided the c.slatc.-lhe deat ip Cleveland dn'jraany years. It was lcvod that. bis purpose was 10 ef- fect a reconciliation. IT so he was unsuccessful. Xolliing vexed Frank more ihan "John KINGEDWARD'S FISTS KNOCKED KAISER DOWN When Lalter Grossly Him in Windsor Says New Book." ;j.HATES KING GEORGE J Because He Proved In Augutt. 19.14. That He Was His Father's: 'Son: X of King Kil- knocking down ih nl Wind so Clislle Is related by Kdwanl In a Ufiok, "Klug Kdward, tho Kalaer. am the War." Mr. I.esBe lltllo doub the ilorv of King Kdwiml nnd the will. be: contnxOLf.tcO tn tin Berlin tf nil-official Nonldcutsclu In the- same wai ta IMs account of'thc Kaiser's warn 'o 'rlcn'rt in New York not to allow his son to Ira v el tn the Lust Here is .Mr. accoun of Hie Incident ns described to him: "During one of his visits lo'Wind t-or Castle the Kaiser and Bd had nn altercation resulting from soinetliliiK EalJ by the.former Ho ciasiienilcd was Iho King by hi nephew's grossly Insulting word that. lo'sluE nit control over hlmseli lie "sprnnK Lo his feet and knocked the Kaiser Mr. Irfcgo thinks there is nothin. Inherently Improbable In tlie slorj "It Is unlikely." he says.' "thaiw any one. would, have taken tho troubl to Invent It'or could have Imnr lit at a lime when Uio Kaiser was so' [rcciucnily vJslllnR England (olten when, moreover, he waa belni; obsequiously (ialtcred by the public and, with few exceptions, the press. It was openly talked afcout 11 Ixmdon, nnd the marvel Is that, o the Lest of my knoTvledEp, it never got Into print." Was a Tolerant Man F tho incident is true, the provo- cation'roust.liavc been ere.il, for T..' Wife and CKildrcn of Li Yuan-Hung, ihe New President of the Chinese Republic Canadian Writers' Methods of Authorship Vary Widely Some Work Dlfieri When in ihc Mood or When Opportunity Opinions Advanced Regard- ing Sliaialanls Condemned Mj All. D.'s Frank Rocke- Teller, Etockmahj he Ealil- anfl John D. npckefcilcr waa concern" Qf his. His were alwaya moro, varied.than iliose.of John. D. Hocke- feller, ,and-althpush his fortune, was by far lio was quicker to. relieve himself husincbs carea nnd apply himself 'avocation of have any message his tiro-1 Alines took up a large. parV ol his 1 iher John nut on .tbs 'operallng table lie authorized the following "Frank RocliCfeller has not sent for John and will anfl Detroit .the capacity of a biehop., hut more In the .capacity of an BffccCioiiatc latltlr. Church'Union through Tilm1 Is an nnd dumb artist receiving- share great rubber nnd lea planla- tions In Ceylon. Mr. llrigden man- aged the Toronto did. of the CKEC until Hie final EelDemeni, ami rild U all without material recompense. The late llr. It ridden was a very forcftful and dramatic deaf and Oumb speaker. That sounijg paradoxical, hut It is true. lie spoke wHh the one -band alaphelic system- but he all the natural gestures, ol a fiery- eloquent public speaker! com- Ihe eJIenl _ ivord the sign, and'lhrowfng his own enerifi- and personality Into every phrase nnd sentence. Two months ago a poor nnd neg- lected" deaf woman from Ihe House him nor will he advise cf hla Illness." In their hqyhood poverty, In'thcJr of Industry was buried- barchceilcd At Ihnt Ihe chill l-'ebruary Mr. Brisdpfl caught a diill which the r." to which lie succumbed! A GALLANT AIRMAN QOMMAHDER SAMSON, who has been owanlcd it bar to andjWhose engagement to Ml Gtorcy tvas rtcentlr'announcfti, may termed the father it naval s Honor Churchill He and Mr. bclwetn .thorn got the Naval AJr Strvlco fairly alerted, and, It lo such efficiency thai U .vnui far the better half of our "oVcr- arm" when war broJco out. That vrenl took Sarnaon to the western front, where hla sftlll anrl rearing e mule him famous with pur troops. Thfc'KalECr Js.OfO reKard lo mnyone who Uie him dead or alive. The AII-HJghul had seen what Samson conM do In the air, and been Impressed by It. On ths last occasion that Kftlser vis) England the InlrcplJ alrmoii per- formed wonderful fe.als above the HotienMlltrn. he woufd give much to get the Kaiser as i within bomb agafn. ASQUITH'S SECOND SON AEQUITH'S second surrlvlng Fon la having hla share or no> ,-enlureB In the war. IJeut-Com- mander Arthur AJsqulth was wounded at the Dardantiles a.bou Lwo yeara ago, and wag recentl] received that he hna been troundci Ha Joined (he Royal X Reserve n few weeks afte ot hoflllltlu, !iaj held his nrtaent rank for ncari; months, being with the gal 1ant Xaval Division. Ills aecon ntrne, Molland, ti thnt of his mother Mr. Asqulth's HrRl TTlfc. SCHWAB LOVES WORK JJECE.VTLV Mr. CtiM- M, Schwab was Affered f69.OW.000 fora half Interest In hh Bethlehem holdings. y. was a big The offer Inter- ejled him. Ha look II lo -hlJi ca- dlrtclor In nil hla Dirter' prljW, Schwab. "Tow uH, "InTtaUd ftt 6 Hr would rci] m Uiui flM.ttKI M month tor lite." woaMfll tin Umeo INCOME A YEAR aovernmcnl's choice of Ih harnjsh of Blkanfr 0.1 rnflla' nUtive fit Die Kpeclal pllilnjj of tho Cabinet will pive prca (IafAction throughout our j-'-aoUr An ftfdo-Jc-camp to the King, h1 Highness Is a vfgorouf man of a with A yearly Income of Ho rules over a Hfale of nearly Ihrco times tlio nh Wales, wllh a popujatlon o( and la entitled to a rain seventeen guns when he arrives at o leaves n garrison toirn, tho beginning of the war th offered the whole ol Blala resourced '.o tlio King ns we 04 Till penonvl ierrlce.1, nnd h famoaj camel corpn hoc done Inv. ttblc work In Kgypl, He ycrveJ uth and in the upbuilding of the EL Standard Oil system, John and rank Rockefeller remained friends well as brothers. It was not un- I the company which founded both iclr fortunes had achieved success hal ;hc -break -came. What caUEed It Is largely a matter slirmLse. _ lioth brothers were re- cent on -e'rc "Ol do." "flie n.ilnlfl us! An1 how .onp hwvc yrjti itti'tfh out "A mailer of iln ycnr or so-" "Tin yeari htack na me tiBi. tf-uve me, I-look yez for a cut the Naval Heseno. Incluil- ptn.iloncrs under Ihe, .IRC of and ine Hoyal Volunteer Two daya Oreat Hrllain was at war with Germany. A iip. "IRBHMAN11 'K .iiirgeon, iTho hiH In nplendld work 'for .our rrouniled In France. Is nnd a confirmed "Then nate envy of Ihe Kalsor'fi rl VII, A BRYAN STORY. Ertfc la one of the 'intent stnrfen connornlng America's leading pn, ai, W. ,1, iiryan- Al a certain convention Lwo polhlcTans loeeihcr ivhtn ono of them aald, "1 Umt has bccomd Irrvnsferreit lo George V., worthy son of a worthy'ilrc." Fays Mr- "Never liad the head of the House o IlohenzoHorn been BO humiliated. Mi: of England now Vnc-'.v .H' hounds. ITc expcctwl lo fim In ficorgc V. little more than f> rO wooden lath painted t i like Iron; the merest sdvlow a (Trf-.il Ed word. He ROW opposed l Im a Man." n. HnMlPl." hnrdly replk'l HID oilier, "for 16 l niilhor Knpllsl _ rjtio must Ijc fcntlrely n( the moet entrancing jlrfivel "Thn C'nullc of the "flint's Hint to firftf, "fill, do the reply, never i Best RigU lo Bed Ev military officer nnd tjrlrat nrpllcd for lodging nl n Inn wfi'-ro Ihcrft waa only bed, Oifi Jnndlord hnd to do I hnvn lain tn for fiflee yean anld tlic. .ffirrr. a Juclftc for twtnt "I have In ftiifi me bavp stood In the for tweniy-flvc years nt sal Ihc Driest, ''Tliat ncUlcfl tho f thr "Tlio need prltal and place! Can of habits hold their own Agalnsl HT M. Momsomcry, one of oltr moat qrlginal flcllonlsts, la very orderly and her litemry hahlLi. have regulnr hours of HI, liny In Ihe ordinary way, no matter ow liard, .she IrUd. IIA one's yc follows her wherever she moves she slnlea. "usually ttro Tiours every tlo not In tnsplrn- i a crowded p room because of Uio irsllminy of MM. Hlciwctt, "and of hor'apiienr- f nlso hfllevo wft can put oursclve.l so jnnal heop 'in Hie alcrl o folloTv her meteoric .course through fc. "Whether fencing, ig, rccnillfnc, or working 'on McCully IR eternally opposed lo rlplnal nnd oulinr, 1 ki or writ lug lie? takc-s time somcwlicro .lo Itruan iiow. 'not' how regular nrc Wiling Ift'it IhLl I rracn Into n glLUnrln iJgc confesses to a great for regular hours, yet admlln Tint when hr-r clilldrcn were In Inclr ifancy. or 111, srio wrolo whcnfivor ho could, "wearing n jicncll behind icr far hnrt-a pid'nt her ivnlal aa alihfnlly .slid wore liootg." i "1 llko lo write al n I flit." payfl Mrs. I Maclieih, "and my light hurnrt whon npsl ot tho street Is In darkness. J invc n feeling al Hint lime that Uic clcpliona will not rlnp, nnd Ihnt wtn told In n ganntnt of ;ol-ai-ablc-nrflS, wllhnul [rnvlnp ii'n- lono of .the things which ought !o h6 done." v -Virnn. HHcarfl. Ih-ln ivlinpi tiafl proilucfrfl no sweeter lyrlM, con- lo more Ihnn n love for Uio ar phc Indulges. Hho par- Ufllly Ican.i lo the belief thnl "there nrc no Rood tin bin: nil things that dceencrntc Inlo liablbs aro dm tnr loo much given to wrllcs nib Also hail) to rtown every morning lo a rfgnlnr of jnittlnif thoughts ..on. I believe In ntcady, By3tcnia.Uo work. I'never In my life attempted (o write nino o'clock nt nlghl. L'Ycfi'jrntly I write during early even- Inff Iioiirs, and T do-much of my gnlherinK of material and 'WochinK out.' at nlfilit. Hut I much prefer inornins work." Question of Inspiration MANY will be In I crested to know Hint the sweet Lender bits which fatl from Iho ren of Jean lllrwclt arc written regular morning lioiirs In licr quiet study, "t ccrt-tlnly bdicvft In Snsplrallon.11 Jn the mood whlcTi Induces InspLni- llon. In my crtso tills mood la moro pronbuncctl early In Iho day. I never burn the midnight oil, unless nm forced to, not Ijy n. rdsh of In- plmllon, hut hy work whlcli nujsl be one." Agnrn ifnclicr, n veteran In Iho field of literary achievement, thus expresses horaelf: "I believe In rcfu- lar houra for Ktcrary work, what In loll to 'any old llmo' IB often Intlc-flnlloly poslponcd. Uut also I do believe In inorncntn 'of Inspiration. They arft tnc most, precious gifts that ever cojnr, to wrltcra, nnd mufit not lie nllowcd lo pars nnfrnlirully. Xor o Hicy relieve un of work, for often Wllfrhl f'.irnpiKjii _hnl he h.iH never fftllowcd any regu- lar rnJra for wrltlnE1.- hclnp a imsy hblorian with lime fully occupied. Jllfl orcfiiinlii, gnnlcns, etc.. gine dim lii.oplrfillon, nnd I Ima lio wrllPS hift vrry Blnick Binlilenly liy nn Jtlta from the tnr IrHtniiCC, wllCil lio the hy IriAlglit wlllctV tn long hotirfl of Ml 1 may julil that I know Irom ppr- lanal Gxpcrlonrc that 31 IRS >Iachnr wrllf.s nt irregular times, for I ifivc observed lier litially cngagcrl vhllo trnvt'lllnfi her hqmr; lo Ilia '.iclflc const, while I. who pride my iclf on regular habltn, did nothluS jut loll nnd prize- out of Iho wlniloivp. fa U not one of the 'glorlos of crc- llvo wrltlng-lh.il U ho nccom- illalictl 1n any place nnd fit flay lime? Who ehnll provo whlcli to most orltf- Innl, lie who faces Ills drak. regularly tiery irfornlng or ht who only lakes pen In hnmt by apnama? All tnci I npproacJicil ojfrced on two Ihat there art when (tic tlioiiRhU flow eo hrllllnnlly thr imiicmntlvc call It nnd llilA Is hcura of Imtxl find close work, finiifcflM Tdrcfintlnp, etc. It Is nnt pon- that n person nrhloi'o Insi- Ing success In' literary fiuldst. And mir C'anaillnn u-llli" one cry down nrilffclal or Irralii? "Kvery voice la iclamntfonp an llilu ;