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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta UNIONIST WHIP A TRUE DIPLOMAT Mr. W. S. Middlcbro of Nortli Grey Very Suave and With a Sedative Smile. ATR^ABOUT Sideli^ on Men. and ^^(^Mnea inihe � POSSESSES AMBITION -le Comes of a Solid Orangeville Family and Is a Successful Barrister. r.y \V. C. A. -MOKI-ATT. tt N his profont position as Cliicf 3 Wliip o( llK> Vnionlsts nt Ot-tnw.i. Mr. S. Jtiddlebio. :.!!'. !.!!- Noi'tli Grey, has no sinocuro. In (.iovornnient ranks to-Uay t;->ii- .iro almo.'it as many classes of 1 ,,; l;uiiioiUrtri;in9 as fhcro \vcre 1 rivkni:>sons and soantllng ninncrs ihe Tinvcr of Babol anil, while tlip work of huilillns ii real war inaol\ino may proceed witli romniendable sniootlmcss. there are hound to he crealdnps to whicli tlio Chief AVliip ivill liavc to minislrr. All of which nilpht rcasonablj- lead one to forecast for Mr. Middlebro a period of trial, in which lie will find use for all ti'.e tact, snavity and diplomacy ihat he can snmmon to his aid. That the man from North Grey has all tl-.o quaUfications for a successful Whip is not to bo denied. Like every other man who holds down a seat in the bis House at Ottawa, he has his faults but his ability has never been q\iestioned. his assurance under-rated, nor his diplomatic tendencies minimized. His ambition, too, is a factor that is not to be left out of the reckoning and i� there .should be any doubts as to his ability ono glance only at tlie high, expansive forehead should be sufficient to dispel them. In W. S. Middlebro the Unionists have a Whip wlio, no matter what the circumstances, will preserve bis dignity and maintain that air of sang-froid which is so essential in 'disposition. The appcar-' to political and parliamcn-. tary life being under the Conservative aegis. In 1911, at the close of a hot fight on the reciprocity Issue, in which he played a r rominent part, W. S. Middlebro was re-elected and it was in the succeeding sessions that he leaped to f,.iiie as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committer and Assistant Chief Government Whlj). iioih in committee and on the floor of the House 'SU: Jliddle-bro made his prc3(?nco felt and before long he Dec.anie recognized as a^iillar of his party. .Since then his parlia-mmitaiy career has been crowned with success, the rose leaves of for-tiMie h.-iving bueu strewn plentifully over tlic putliH which he lias trod, Thfi new Unionist Whip is a supporter iif the Ciiurch of England and in hi.s v.ido circle of acquaintances enjoys the reputation of being highly honorable in all his 0 men that had been sent 1 north to the Red Deer River to act as a welcoming party and bodyguard for General Sclby Sniythc, who was at that time in command of the Canadian Militia, General Smylhe had gone West on a trip of inspection and a detachment of "Mounties" had been ordered to meet him some place on the Red Deer River, near where the town of Red Deer stands to-day. The troop traveled up from Macleod and after the general had st,-irted on his return trip the little body of "Redcoats" received orders to stop at Calgary on the way back and establish a post. The site had been marked by ,a buffalo skin and several sticks which had been stuck in the ground. In those days there was no bridge in the vicinity and it was ncccss.Try for the Police to ford the river. There were no houses in the district then, nor was there any kind of a settlement between Fort Benton and Edmonton. Xearby, however, was the headquarters of the Stoney Indians. * Capt. Brisbois \yas in charge of the little detachment of .50 and when they arrived in what is now known as the city of Calg.ary things were in such an unsettled state that sentries had to be posted night and day to guard against any move that might be made by the Indians. There were thousands of the red men in thS-j country at the time and it would have been a comparatively easy m.it-ter for them, if they had taken the j notion, to annihilate the little band of policemen. Xo trouble was expcrifucod, though, and the erection of llio barracks was at once started, the material being all freighted in by mule teams. A stockade was first thrown up but as the men had to go some miles ui> the Elbow River to cut the necessary timber the accomplishment of this important work occupied about three months, the task being proceeded with in weather which was generally about 40 degrees below zero. The only resident in the district ^t the time was the P.ev. Father .'jcullen, who had established a mission on the hillside, but it was only a short time after the establishment of the R. X. W. M. P. iiost that settlers began to dribble in. Mr. King remaintu In the force for about three years after Iielping to establish the station, but at the end of his term of enlistment ho took over the management of a pioneer store, the setting up of which closely followed the advent of the Police, He then went into business for himself and there he remained until 1885 when ho was appointed rpst-mnster of what was becoming quite an important little settlement in the wilderness. BOURBON PRINCES IN BELGIAN ARMY Being Members of a Former French Royal Family, Tliey I Can't Serve France. NOW SERVE BELGIUM S. D. WAHS WAS A NEGROPATRIOT A Shoc-Shiner at MaclcoJ, Alta., He Also Wrote Songs, Prince Sixtus,^ Who' Received Letter From Austrian Ruler, Is Intelligence Agent. AN INVENTOR. TOO One of the First Negroes, If Nofi^ the First, to Fall irt 'T^ the War. O" Admiral Tyrwhitl, Commanded the Covering Forces in the Zcebrugge Raid A DMlR.Vr, Sir Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt, D.S.O.. and liis wife are shown on .shipbonrd in lliis British official jilioto. He led the 13rltlsh forces that covered the daring naval raid on the suhmarlno bases of Zeeliruggo and Ostend. That naval operation was one of the most glorious of the war and resulted in the comploto bottling up of the former port- .Sdmiral Tyrwhitt has earned renown for his work during the war. Ho ha.'j been commander of tho Destroyer i'lotillas of the Brltisli First i'leet. Bertha Krupp In Her Own Court Sentences'Traitors -, ^ ^ ,^ � /i n O J I - C J J ! power, while the Bourbons of Franco The German Cannon Queen m an AU-Ked LImmber .^ends io|.,,^, ,,poiUcd m vain By V. CU.XCLIFFK-OWICX. F tlio various branches of the historio house of Bourbon, which takes it name from the town of Bourbon I'.Arclianibault, in what is now tho Department of Al'=" lier in France, tho ono least known outside court circles has been the .so-called Parma line. Tho Bourbons of France, of Spain and of Xaples li.-ivo always commanded a considerable amount of attention. P.ut it has needed tho war now in progress to bring the Bourbons of Parma into Ihe limelight. EBtjibllshcd In Austria ever since tho loss of their Italian throne, they had been well nigh forgotten when tho accession of Emperor Charles to the thrones of Austria and Hungary rec-iUed to mind tho fact that his consort was a daughter of the last sovorcflgn Duke of I'arnia, while some time later the bestowal by President Polncare of tho War Cross "f Franco upon a couple of Belgian artillery officers bearing the names of Prince Sixtus and Prince Xavier of Bourbon at the Belgian front and in tho presouce of King Albert had tlio effect of arousing world-wido interest in t.ho fact that they were the favorite brothers of the young l^i-prcsH of .\ustrln and that they were fighting for the cause of tliu entenio a.gainst tlie Kal.scr. They are the oaly Bourbons permitted to win military distinction in the present war. This is not tho fault of tliP others of their race. The liourl'ons of Spam have been prevented from figliting by tho difficult and delicate position occupied by Spain, as the only neutral great Their Doom All Spies Caughl at Essen-Has Special Authority for This as Her Father Had. A XETTRAlTsecret service agent describes in a London weekly a red-cove-|-ed dr.ls. She woars a rol'O of blood red. tiio upper p;irt of . , i her face is cDncc.-ilcd by a red silken "the most amazing court ,,n.sk, .-ind iin academic shaped hat of tho world," as follows: Tho most I the same crims-oii hue rests on her secret and amazing court in the world, perhaps, is to be found at the Since that time he has capably attended to his duties and is now at the head of ono of tho most important government instltutlona in tlio West, One of the real Landmarks of the place, he is an object of Interest to visitors of note and there are few of the "big men" of tiie nation who on their travels through the West fail to "get In touch" with tho quiet, inlld-man-nered little pioneer who holds down the ohair at tho big derdc in what la perhaps tho busiest building In the city. Q the Military Cross he had been respon- enemy machines, two of which fell within our lines, "For his skJU and gallantry on November 23, 1917. Captain McCudden was awarded a 'liar to the Distinguished Service Orfler, On this occasion ho destroyed four enemy machines thred of �which fell within our lines, by fearlessness and his clever maiioelivrlfig. Ho also drove Ibis patrol against six enemy ,slblc for the destruction of seven en- |maclilnes, driving them off," Villa IlngeL in Essen. Here in an undergroiirvd apartment of tho m.insion itenanted by Bertha Krupp traitors employed at the great Essen death factory are tried for the crime �of treachery. Death is their inevit-alile portion. The Cannon Queen herself is the |jiuU::\ r'itile?s:y, mcrciles.sly. without a .-tise of emotion. .�'ne ])as:-^cs tine diciid Ncntuiice. .\nd she .-^its statu-esqu'.- ;ind unmo\^t.d ;is tho I'lercing bluoJ-curdliug -shrielts fur mercy from the doomed wretch wlio has sold the carefully-guarded secrets of Essen pierce the artificial af/f.os-phore of the chamber. Over a hundred thousand poopio are employed at Krupp's. Hundreds of nationalities are repieaented. And although it Is the most cjucfully-guarded arsenal in the world, where human ingenuity displayed to protect secrets has surely reached the high-water mark, there are occa.sions when, tempted by ir^oney, workmen disclose some cherished secret to the agent of a foreign pov.-er. In the llltle-frequenled and cire-fully-guarded �west wing of the Villa Hu?el is a suite of rooms into which e\en most favored guests seldom gain iKimittance. They are wrapped ill my:-tery. They are used only for tin- piirpuse.-i of liuiiiu-."S connected v.'itli tjjr; firm. These rooms, could they >;iii Ilk, could reveal some of the. moKt ?\inazlng seci-ols ii iilKtoi-y o't the In Blood-Red Chamber 0X1-; is set apart for tho exclusive use of Dr. von Bohleu und Hol-hrich, the former young' Prussian diplomat and nominal Director of the great death iact'ory, who, on his marriage to Bertha twelve years airo, v.-as irdered to add the name of Krupp to his own, in order that tho name might lie perpetuated, the late i''rle-rlcli Alfred Krupp having left no mule i.^suo. Adjoining this room is nnother, spueious, sombre, severely furnished, potiKcssIng a network of tcleplionci, pi'ivat(! wires, and miraculous elec-II leal contrivances, which is sacred to Bmiia- At the oustern end is an oaken door concealed by a_ heavy Plush curtain. i'.iss through this and you traverse a tliict.ly-carpeted passage, (icvolil of iKitiuul light and about tn'uuty loet h'lig. At the end Is another oaken iloor. Behind this Is a flight of sti!ps leading to a complete suite of Kiibterianean apartments-u suite so built UK ;o make it a place of .safely oven in the midst of one of those determined air raids of which Essen lives la perpetual terror, The centre ono of those rooms is the secret trial chamber. Everything visible Is bathed In a deer) blood red. Whoever was responsible for this color scheme has shown diabolically cruel ingenuity. As tho prisoner takes his place In an Improvised dcak, a fierce red light of high voltage Is turned upon him, after tho tashlon of a stage "spot-light." . At tlio same moment. ,a door tho the .'.diiistec "atherlaiul. co.il-black hair. Victims are Shot SHF .sits in the shndows. The man in the dock cannot see the �.voinan who Is tiyini: liim. Xeitliei-c:in lie so*.' tht! icd-roljcd led-iiiai-kcd .sinister fi.;,'urc silling hy Bertha':! ;d(le. if he could. It would strike additional terror to his already stricken lier.rt. I'cr he would see one of the most j ropellriit y, t ain:i;-.ing figures wlio pl:iy tlu-ir dnii.v part in llio hidden life of Krupp'.-i. to tho various allies to be permitted to enlist in tlielr armies and navies, no matter in what capacily. tTlie Duke of Orleans even went so fat' as to demand of President Wilson the right to serve under the flag of the trnited Slates on tho ground that his father, the late Comto do Paris, had been a soldier of the Union in the .Vmerican civil war and had been a i'cgular member of the Society of the Army of the Potomac, His only brother, Ferdinand, of Montiiensic.r, happening to bo cruising in .Taiianeso water.i at tlie time of the outbreak of the war, at j once placed his large ocean-going yacht, tlio Jlekong, at the service of Great Britain, who converted it into a'llBlit cruiser and with it captured By W. C. A. JIOFF.VTT. HOW many promising careers (ho world war has cut short! In this category tho chronic^ ler may well place Samuel D. Watts, a humble negro, a shoo-Rhlncr, but a. man of ambition, a brainy man and an individual regarding wlioni many optimistic forecasts -ivero made. In tho little town ot.Jlacleod, In tho heart of Alberta, at tho foot of tbu majestic Rockies, Sam AVatta flourished, A negro, black as the ace-oil spades, ho was white clean through Inside. It was also genor.ally admitted that, given halt a clinnco, the West would produce another Booker T. Washington. Sam, between .'slilnes and at nights, studied, read the best books and magazines, wrote songs and worked on inventions. Ono or two little inventions ho patented and made "go,'^ and more than one popular air bears his name. Ho played, too, In tho I town band-tho only black in a group of whites-and there was no moro popular momlier of that musical organization, none mora musical or clever. It was Sam's ambition to make something of himself and to-watds this end ho labored hard. As a song writer he "broke Into" Western musical circles with no Ilttlo success and, had it not been for tho war, probably many of the inventions on which bo burned tho midnight oil would have been successful. He was a genius in his way, a man with more thart the usual sharo of originality. Then came the ^,ar, and though ha tried to enll.'it he couldn't get into :i IJtittallon. Then he joined tho band of tlic 187tli Battalion, of Alberta, cro.ssed the seas and got to France. There ho found his chance and at tho earliest opportunity ho was shouldering a rifle and fighting sido by ^ide with his white brothers- one' of the flr.^-t negroes, if not tho first, to serve theenipire as a. combatant in this war. Ho was killed in tho trenches. The dead negro left |a widow and three joung children. I Ho had lived in the Dominion for ' lii years, having come from tho years, southern states. Fran Kansellenn is sevont.v-niP.'.-| , ^.j,^,. ^ ,H,n,,e,- of enemy craft yoivvs ol ai;e. \'/itc!ilikc. tn^iitile. s. I with .scanty grey hair. Ij1;ii!; |i'<)r-ing eyes, claw-likf? li;i;uls uiul nails, her tigcr-like nature is devoid oi' spark of humanity. ; Her la'i:--h .sets the blond trurdling.. She is. ;iiid liiis been for many years, part and piu-cel of Knupp's. Sl-.e knows its eveiy secret. No treachery trial Is conducted without In r. She gloats over tho death sentence. Bertha, In senteni,-inK a victim says: "Blank-Blank, you have been found gullfy of treachery agalr.st our sovereign Lony tiio I'hnpiiror. "Vou have betrayed Krupp's for gold. "To betray Krupp's Is to betray tlio 'Fatherland. For the might of our Empire is symbolized in Krupp's. "By .a charter-granted by his Imperial Majesty, my late - father, the founde-.' of tills great firm, bad power to iry arid fjcMitencu in this chamber thui^d of Ills worltpeople suspected of being spies. When my lather died and I succeeded him as iiead of Vu.t concern that power was vested in mf^ by tho .special wish of our Kaiser. Under it 1 sentence yon to death-death by shooting at dawn to-niorrov.." Seemed a Lot of Work J^ITTIjI'I Jessie, from the city, watched -tho farmer's wife plucking llic duck for the morrow's dinner. Little Jessie was intcroKted in farm life, "Please," she asked, "do you take oft their clothes every night'/" I prisoner faces ,opv^l^^ and Horthal 'Kruj.i) cnter.'i tuitl.ialvea her seat ou' Burtha Kninp von Jiulilcn \in the (.'hina seas. After his return f^ I'rauco Ferdinand devoted iilmself lo the organization of relict for the wounded and orphaned. Serving in Belgian Army F Ills swori^ and those of the other French and Italian Bourbons were refused by I'resldeiit I'olncartj, it was because of the existence of a law enacted years ago at tho instance of Gen. Boiilanger jirecUidlng the members of any dynasty that has occupied the throne of Franco from serving under the rreiich flag, and It was consideration for this law of France that caused her allies to%de-cllne the military and naval services of t!ie princes concerned. Consequently, when tho two princes found that it was useless to offer their swords to any ot tho powers of the entente, they enlisted under �assumed names as stretcher-bearcrs in tho ambulance service of the Bel'rian army. They soon attracted favorable attention by their llrelc;;s devotion to tho rcscno of tlio v,'cnnd,Qd from the battlefield and by their fearlessness, i)n oni^ occasion, when all the officers of a Belgian ballory had been killed or placed liors do combat, I'rince SIxtiis assumed command with so much success that King Albert, who had them under observation for some time and had become awarn of their identity, bestowed upon .Sixths a cominissiou of Captain of artillery and one ot Lieutenant upon Prince Xavlei; in recognithni of their services on I he battlefield; It is understood Ihat slncn receiving their cnnmiisslons Sixths had Htlll further commended himself to tho good will ot King Albert mil of President Polncare by undertaking at great I'isk some very dangerous Intelligence work In Germany which lias proved of great servlfco to the allies, but concornliii',' which It is impossible, for obvious reasons, to speak more fully. To any ono awarn of tho sentiments of ICInperor Charles toward his brother-in-law. Prince .SIxius, it is not astonishing that he should have written a letter couched in such terms as those contained In. tho rnlsElvo published by tho French Government tho other day, and dated nt a time -when tho young ruler of Atistrla-Hungary and his consort had been exasperated, beyond all endurance by tho despollo and humiliating methods and usnr-.jiatlnns of tho Kaiser and were anxious for Immediate peace at any iprlne, even It It Involved the aban'don-;neni uf the alllancu with acrmiinj', /� ALL HE NEEDED LIEUT.-GEX. T. E. CLARKE, Slv I'Jouglas Halg'.s new Quartermaster, tells an amusing story of two Irish soldiers belonging to hl.^ old regiment, the Royal Innlsklllmg Fusi-lier.s. They wore "digging themselves in" after an advance, and the entrenching tools supplied by the War Officii being ot standard size, and none too largo at that, one of the Irishmen, n giant over six feet tall, found himse\t a good deal handicapped by tho shoitness i^f the handle of his spade. Ills back was aching from bending over so much, and ho ha I paused for a, moment to straighten himself up, when his "companion remarked: "Say, Mike, pliwat wud yo do ct ye had a million pounds?" "I'd add four inches to the handle ot this blurry shovel," Was the reply. aOYIJIt IT AfjL VP. ^^?'HEN you bury an old animosity, never :ulnd the gravestone. t THE ItESTLfJSS A'A/A'. rpiIE rain'falls, liut It gets up again in dew time. Stephen Panaretoff, Bulgarian Minister to the United States II'"' Germany succeeded In having Bulgarian troops fight on tho v.'CHtern front, war between Bulgaria and tho United States will follow. That is tho opinion frotmontly pxprossod In State Department circle^. Tho United Hlatea has not declared war on BulBn,rlii, but ehould their troops clash with Bulgiirs wau would exist. It is not liellevod hero, however, that Germany will succeed, in her attempt to get Bulgarian troops, htephen Panaretoff, Bnlgnrinn Minister lo till' I.'niled Statesi has oon-slstnnlly Insisted thiU Bulgaria was In tho war for purely Bulgarltln alms and that her tfoopii would I'luht foe nothing eliiO. :  ;