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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta UNIONIST WHIP A TRUE DIPLOMAT Middlebro of North Grey Very Suave and With a Sedative POSSESSES AMBITION Me Comes of a Solid Orangeville Family and Is a Success ful his present position as Chief Whip ot the Unionists nt Ot for North has no hi the Government ranks today tluri nrc almost as many classes of larliiunentnrians as fliero were and scantling runners on the Tower of Babel while the work of building a real war machine may proceed with commendable there are bound to be creakings to which the Chief Whip will have to All ot which I might reasonably lead one to fore cast for Middlebro a period of in which he will find use for all the suavity nnd diplomacy that he can summon to his That the man from North Grey has all tho qualifications for a success ful Whip Is not to be Like every other man who holds down a peat in the biff House at he has his faults but his ability has been his assurance nor his diplomatic ten dencies His is a factor that is not to be left out of the reckoning and it there should be any doubts as to his abil ity one glance only at the ex pansive forehead should be sufficient to dispel In Middlebro the Unionists have a Whip no matter what the will preserve his dignity and maintain that air of sangfroid which is so es sential The appear 4jnce of the his unbend ing carriage is perhaps his best i testimonial in this His j smile is pacific and A PAGEABOUT ft Sidelights on Men and Women Eye KING A REAL CALGARY PIONEER Present Postmaster One of the Mounted Police Detachment Who Started a Post IS A CITY LANDMARK Important Men Going to Calgary i Like to Visit This West i ern BRITISH AIRMAN LEADS THEM ALL Captain James Byford McCud deti Had Downed 54 German Planes HE IS 22 YEARS OLD Has Just Had the Victoria Cross Added to Several Other In his old home town the Captain Bf HAYDEN CHURCH HEREVER flying men or men interested in flying meet to be it in Britain or at the Britishfront in there is only one name on their It is that of Bvford W bro name has for years been conspi cuous on the public roster and while is the only member of the present generation playing any real part in public life the brothers of the Unionist member are well known for miles beyond the confines proper of the The family has a reputation in the town somewhat akin to that enjoyed by Noah when he again set up house keeping after theflood and in legal and building along which the orothers have pro the old family appellation for nothing but the Lives in Owen Sound IT was in Orangeville that William Sora Middlebro first made entry to the Staunch Liberals In flays gone by might not have map ped off a place on the universe for Orangeville by reason of its having been the birthplace of the man who for some years past has represented the northern Grey in the Dominion but the Assistant tive Whip of the late Government is today a good Unionist so with the exception of the strictlyLaurier Orangeville is considered by the majority of the countrys electors a place now of some pun kfns by reason of its having first given to the world the Chief Whip of the War of Middlebro is of English par entage buf so thoroughly Canadian ized has the family become that on in close touch with its know that the ancestral ly those members tree did not spring up on the soil of the Educated at the Owen Sound Collegiate Billy Middlebro completed his law course Osgoode Hall and In was called to the Seven years later he was elected Mayor of Owen which position he filled cap ably for two and after the passing of another eight years he was introduced to the House of Com mons as the member for North his entry to political and parliamen tary life being under the Conserva tive In at the close of a hot fight on the reciprocity In which he played a prominent Sliddlebro was reelected and it was in the succeeding sessions ihat he leaped to as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee By HERE are postmasters in Can ada who have longer records for holding office than I who has charge of the distri bution of mail Just tho King has n He is one of tho few men living who belonged to the first detachment of the Royal Northwest Mounted that historic West tern body ns has now passed out of King has been postmaster in the metro polis of Alberta since JSS5 nnd there are few men in the West today who have had more interesting He ranks as the real Old Timers on the As far back as 1874 King was a member of the and was attached to the command at He was a member of a party of 50 men that had been sent north to the Red Deer River to act as a welcoming party and body guard for General Selby who was at that time in command of the Canadian General Smythe had gone West on a trip of inspec tion and a detachment of Mounties had been ordered to meet him some place on the Red Deer near where the town of Red Deer stands The troop traveled up from Macleod and after the general had started on his return trip the little body of Redcoats received orders who has been awarded the Victoria and in receiving has been officially revealed as the greatI to stop at Calgary on the way back est and most successful air and establish a The site living or that the allies have yet Captain who is only has a big ger bag of hostile machines brought down than cttiynemer or Ball or any other flying man that the war has brought with the single exception of Baron von Richt the McCuddens record of hostile ma ttp to February Of these forty chines accounted 27 was two were definitely of them in just ninety nine teen falling on the British side of the Only twelve out of the fifty four were driven down out of con Baron von recent been marked by a buffalo skin and several sticks which had been stuck in the In those days there was no bridge in the vicinity and it was necessary for the Police to ford the There were no houses in the district nor was there any kind of a settlement between Fort Benton and how was the headquarters of tho Stoney Brisbois was In charge of the little detachment of 50 and when they arrived in what is now known as the city of Calgary things were in such an unsettled state that sentries had to be posted night and day to guard against any move that might ly according to the made by the There accounted for hH seventyfifth en emy but he is three years Mc Cuddens senior and besides we all know how reliable Teutonic re No wonder In recounting the feats of the young British even the writers of the sober Official Gazette are inspired to use the Ian were thousands of the red men in country at the time and it would have been a comparatively easy mat ter for if they had taken the to annihilate the little band of Xo trouble was and the erection of the bar racks was at once the ma BOURBON PRINCES IN BELGIAN ARMY Being Members of a Former French Royal They i Cant Serve NOW SERVE BELGIUM Prince Who Received Letter From Austrian Is Intelligence WATTS WAS A NEGRO PATRIOT A ShoeShiner at TOO One of the First If the to Fall in the By O F tho various branches of the historic house ot which takes it name from the town of Bourbon in what is now tho Department of A fu ller In tho one least known outside court circles has been the nocalled Parma The Bourbons of of Spain and of Naples hnvo always commanded a consid erable amount of But it has needed tho war now in progress to bring the Bourbons of Parma Into the Established in Austria ever since tho loss of their Italian they had been well nigh forgotten when H By many promising careers tho world war has cut short In this category the chronic lor may well place Samuel a humble a but a man of a brainy man nntt nn Individual regarding whom many optimistic forecasts were In tho little town In tho heart of at tho foot of tho majestic Sam Watts flour A black as the aceot ho was white clean through It was also generally admit ted given halt a tho West would produce another Booker1 between shines and at read the best books and wrote songs and worked on Ono or two little In ventions he patented and made and more than one popular air bears his Ho in tho town only black In a group tho accession of Emperor Charles to of whltosand tncro waa no mOro tho thrones of Austria ami Hungary poplllnr memW of that musical or the Admiral Commanded the Covering in the Zeebrugge Raid A Sir Reginald and his wife are shown on shipboard in this British official He led the British forces that covered the daring naval raid on the submarine bases of Zeehrtiggc nnd That naval operation was one of the most glorious of the war and resulted in the complete bottling up of the former Admiral Tyrwhitt has earned renown for his work during the He been commander of tho Destroyer Flotillas of the British First Bertha Krupp In Her Own Court The German Cannon Queen in an AllRed Chamber Sends recalled to mind the fact that his consort was a daughter of the last sovereign Duke of while some time later the bestowal by President Poincare of tho War Cross of Franco upon a couple of Belgian artillery officers bearing names of Prince Slxtus and Prince Xavier of Bourbon at the Belgian front and in the presence of King Albert had the effect of arousing worldwide in terest in fact that they were the favorite brothers of the young Em press of Austria nnd that they were fighting for the cause of tho entente against the They are the only Bourbons per mitted to win military distinction in tho present This is not tho fault of the others of their The Bourbons of Spam have been pro vented from fighting by the difficult and delicate position occupied by as the only neutral great A Their Doom All Spies Caught at Special Authority for Thin as Her Father agent describes in a London weekly the most amazing court in the as follows The most secret and amazing court in the is to be found at the Villa Huget in Here in nn underground apartment of the mnnsionstenanted by Bertha Krupp traitors employed at the great Essen death factory are tried for the crime Death their inevit able The Cannon Queen herself is the without i of she passes the dread And she sits statu esque and unmoved as the piercing shrieks from the doomed a redcovered of blond the upper part of her face is concealed by a red silken rind nn academic shaped hat of the Riimo crimson hue rests on her coalMack Victims are Shot SHF sits in the The man in the dock cannot sec the womnn who is trying Neither can he setthe redrobed redmasked sinister figure sitting by Uerthas 1C he it would strike ad ditional terror to his already stricken For he would see one of the must repellent yet figures who play their dnily part in the hidden while the Bourbons of Franco i ml of Italy have appealed in vain to the various allies to be permitted to enlist in their armiesand nono moro musical or It was Sams ambition to make something of himself and to this end ho labored As a song writer he broke Into Wes tern musical circles with no Httlo success had it not been for tho probably many of tho inven tions on which he burned the mid night oil would have been success He was a genius in his a man with more than the usual sharo of Then the and though ho tried to enlist he couldnt get into a Then he joined the band of the 187th Of crossed the seas and got to There he found his chance and at tho earliest opportunity ho was shouldering a rifle and fighting sido by with his white of the first Ifnot tho to serve the as a com batant in this Ho was killed in tho The dead negro left a widow and three young no matter in what the llttd llvea the Dominion for far1 as lc ycars having come from the guage of enthusiastic being all freighted in by mule They tell us that Second Lieutenant A stockade was first thrown up but as the men had to go some miles up the Elbow River to cut the necessary timber the accomplish ment of this important work occu pied about three the task be ing proceeded with in weather which was generally about 40 degrees be for mercy wretch who has j 1 the Ullna am Assistant Both in the floor of thf Chief Government committee and on House Middle bro made his presence felt and before long he became recognized as a pillar uf ilia Since then his parlia mentary career has been crowned the leaves of for tune having been strewn plentifully over thf paths which he has new Unionist Whip is a sup porur of lie Church of England and in circle of acquaintances enjoys the reputation of being high ly honorable in all bis He is a man ambitions are lim ited only by the possibilities with a continuance of the luck that has so far been he may bu ex pected ti go ALL THAT may be but there is a Jot of bJJss that isnt ignor temporary captain James Byford Royal Flying has now received the conspicuous tlonal keenness and very high devotion to duty on var ious occajions and January and February of the present A Great Record CAPTAIN McCUDDEN also added a bar to both his and his Military Cross The Military says the of ficial was awarded this officer when a flight sergeant in the R for consistent gallan courage and dash during the month of in attack ing and destroying an enemy machine and forcing two others to The Military Cross was awarded fpr conspicuous gallantry in action on February on which oc casion this officer followed hostile machine down to a height of 300 and drove it to the Captain McCudden earned the bar to his Military Cross for conspicu ous dash and skill during the period of August IESeptember when he took part in many offensive patrols over thirty of whlclt he and destroyed five enemy driving three others down out of The Distinguished Service Order was bestowed on him for conspicu ous gallantry on Nevtmher when he attacked and brought down an enemy twoseater Within our both occupants taken Ho also encountered an enemy machine during very bad weather conditions at feet and fought it down to height of 100 when U was Cap tain McCudden carat down to within i few feet tin round jn the en emys lintH und finally erosstd the HARD TO PW VVTET boots and expected pleasures Are Jiuru1 to nut The only resident in the district tt the time was the Father who had established a mis sion on the but it was only a short time after the establishment of the post that set tlers began to dribble Kins remainta In the force for about three years after helping to establish the but at the end of his term of enlistment he took over the management of pioneer the setting up of which close ly followed the advent of the He then went into business for him self and there he remained until 1885 when ho was appointed lyst master of what was becoming quite an important little settlement in the Since that time he has capably at tended to his duties and is now at the head of one of tho most im portant government institutions In the One of the real land marks of the he n an object of Interest to visitors of note and there are few of the big men of the nation who on their travels through the West fail to get In j touch with the mildman nered little pioneer who holds down the chair at tho big desk In what la perhaps the busiest building in the line at a very low to enemy two of which fell within our For his skill and gallantry on November Captain McCtid den was awarded a bar to the Dis tinguished Service On tais occasion he destroyed four enemy machines three1 of which fell within Htibsc our by fearlessness and hin i he ijlevcr lie also druvo s patrol against six tneiny for the of seven driving sold the carefullyguarded secrets of Essen pierce the artificial atmos phere of the Over a hundred thousand are employed at Hundreds of nationalities are although it is the most carefully guarded arsenal in the whero human ingenuitydisplayed to protect secrets has surely reached the high water there are occasions teriipted by workmen disclose some cherished secret to the agent of a foreign In the littlefrequented and fullyguarded west wlnp ot the Villa Huel is a suite of rooms into which even most favored guests seldom gain They are wrapped in They irn used only for the purposes of connected with Theses could they could reveal some of the most secrets in the history the In BloodRed Chamber OX1 is set apart for the exclusive use of Bohlen und Hol former young Prussian dlploirnt and norrinal Director of great death on bis inar riagito Bertha twelve years wan onlfrul to uikl the name of Krupp to bis in orcltsr that name might lie the late Krlc ricii Alfred Krupp havinij left no male Adjoining this room severely possessing i network of private and miraculous elec trical which is sacred to At the eastern end Is an door concealed by n heavy plush through and you travcrso a devoid of natural llglit and about twenty leet At the end Is another oak en Behind this is a flight of steps lending to a complete suite of fuibtenanean suitu so built us lo make it u place of safely even in the midst of one of those de termined air raidu of which Essen lives in perpetual terror The centre one of these rooms is thf secret trial Everything visible Is bathed in a deep blood Whoever was re sponsible for this color scheme has shown diabolically cruel the prisoner takes his pluce in an improvised n fierce red light of high voltage turned upon after till fitshkm of a stage At the same i door the faces and HeitlKi cnUTS aval uu life of Fran Knnselfenn seventynine ycitvs of toot with Mark iri clawlike hands turn Jritnco nature JM elfvoid of a spark of Her the blood She line been for many part and parcel of Sho known its every No treachery trial is con ducted without She gloats over tho death in sentencing a victim says you have been found crullty of treachery our sov ereign the You have betrayed Krupps for To betray Krupps is to betray the For the might of our Empire is symbolized in By a chartergranted by his im perial my late founder of this great bad pow er to iry and SMHenea in this cham ber thond of his workpeople suspect ed of being When my father died and I succeeded him us head of this concern that power was vested In me by thn spec Undjr it I sontonce you to by shooting at dawn to Duke of Orleans even went so to demand of President Wilson the right to serve under thc flag of the United States on the ground that his the late Comto do had been a soldier of the Union in the American civil war nnd had been regular member of the Society of the Army of tho His only iVuke of happening to be Cruising in Japanese waters at the time of the outbreak of the at once placed his large oceangoing the at thn service of Great who converted it into a light cruiser and with it captured and sank a number of enemy craft setls Afur Ferdinand hlt rp devoted to the organization of relief for tho wounded and Serving in Belgian Army IF his and those of the other French and Italian Bourbons refused by President it was because of the existence of a law ago at tho instance Boiilanger precluding the members any dynasty that has oc cupied the throne of Franco from serving under the French and It was consideration for this law of France that caused her alliea cllnc the military and naval ser vices of the princes when tho two prlncos found that it was useless to offer their lo any of tho of our I powers of the they onlisted under assumed names as stretcher Seemed a Lot of Work T ITTIiE from the watch ed the farmers wife plucking the duck for tho morrows Little Jessie was Inturcutcd in farm EIO do yon tako off their clothes every bearers in service of the They noon at tracted favorable attention by their tireless devotion to tho rescue of tho wounded from tho battlefield nnd by tlKir in one when all thn offi cers of a Belgian battery had been killed or placed hors do Irince Klxtiis assumed command with so ninrb success that King who had them under observation for some time anil had become riwain of their beiHowiul upon Sixtns a commission of Captain of arlillnry and one of Lieutenant upon Irince Xavlci in recognition of their ser on the battlefield It umleiKtood Hint slnco re ceiving their commissions Sixtns had mill further commended him self to tho good will of King Albert anil nt IrcHlilfint Ioincaro by under taking nt Mreat risk very dun Herous ititclUgonco work In Germany which has proved of great servlfc lo tho but conccrninjr which it is for obvious to speak muni To any onu it warn of the senti ments oi Emperor Charles toward his Prlnco it Is not astonishing that he should have written letter couched in such terms aa those contained In tho missive published by tho French Government the other and dated at a time when tho young ruler of AustriaHungary und his had been be yond all cmluranca by ilia despotic uml humlliuing methods unil usur pations of tho Kaiser and were unxlouH for Immediate peueo at any even if il involved the abanilon fiieiit uf alliancu with southern in dew ALL HE NEEDED K Slv Douglas Haigs new Quarter tells an amusing story of two Irish soldiers belonging to nig old the Royal Innlskilling Fusi i They were digging themselves in after an and the entrench ing tools supplied by the War Offici being of standard and none too large at one of the plant over six feet found himself a good deal handicapped by the shortness of the handle ot his His back was aching from bending over so and ho hal paused for 11 moment to straighten himself when his companion remarked phwat wud ye do ef ye had a million pounds add four inches to the handlo of this blurry was the COVEK IT ALL VXHEN you bury nn old never mind the I THE HESTLKSS rnHE rain1 hut It gets up again rlnw Hrtin Stephen Bulgarian Minuter to the United States IV Ciormany succeeded In having Bulgarian troops Jight on tho war between Bul garia uml tho Inltecl States will fol That is trie opinion frequently expressed In State Department cir Tho United Slates has not de clared war on but Bhoulcl their troops clash with BulgiiiB war would It ia believed Germany will in her attempt to get btcphen Uulgnrlnn Mlnin tcr to tinIniteil has con sistently insisted Bulgaria wns In the wur for purely fulunruin aims mil that u r troonii ot not Uiny ;