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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 31, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Is the Kaiser L'kely to Abdicate the Throne? Increasing Indications That He Is Determined to Maintain His Popularity With German People Even at Cost of His Claim of Divine Right-Place Blame for War on Crown Prince. Sidelights on Men. and Women, mine Public Eye T T thro HI-'. K By POLlTK'l'S. iself respectable." us the saying goes. HE disappearance of Czartlom i w,,e" ,,!p ,ViU" first '"-bke out. there from Russia leaves thrcp. In w,Me Probably few. if any. serious -place of four, claimant.* to the ^titesmen among the powers ranged against liim who contemplated the possibility of a refusal to treat with him when, in lite course of time. ,-ome to be set-tie.I. liu i ask wheiher negotiations can he on-tereil into with .1 common erann-.ai- His Three Foes : to the nii-l'.uo. "has e his Kmplre-his i or of the war: pan-i ;-rnia:- -nc whirh has ruined :.:��> Kirp-.r. '� '� '-'v people who are -t.irvi -r ,f � : for peace." lu his p.-i-.-io-.;;� i:-.\iety to maintain his ,,c- K r� i prestige with his. pco-p!-. �-� now desirous of convincing  � � : that he personally never wanted t!'.- w ir. Nevertheless, he feels his :ec:or,sibility for it. and fears, that. .: the allies refuse to treat with him personally, his people will definitely fix him with such responsibility and abandon him. "The only way"-I quote from the "�'�I before'! same source as before-"for him to chat the 1 avoid such .1 death-blow would be by impulsion, \abdication. In order to keep the sym-n Kaiser ls|pathies of the people he might say: art el.-j l-'or half of [7 sacrifice myself. Make peace with-he h.ts been on the-out me. The responsibility rests with :c his reign Germany | those who wanted ruthless war and vf ously. In fact, had jthe complete isolation of Germany. ancient name of Caesar-namely, the German. Austrian and Bulgarian rulers, l'or my port. I should not care to , hazard the prediction that the title js-: terms of peace should not doomed to complete extinction before this present year closes. Anyhow, the war itself, brought about by a Caesar, has made I'aesnrism impossible anywhere in the world before the world is much older. lion- the peoples of Central V'uropc, will contrive to rid themselves of their Cues-nrs the near future will probably show. At n:iy rate., it is certain that the German Kmveror never hail any right to the title of "Kniser" at all-Its assumption by the Kmperor William I. was a characteristic pierc of Hohenzollcrn insolence. If .:ny dynasty had any right to it at all that dynasty was'the l!a-.'.;".''ar^.-. I' it. as a matter of historiea' fact. dyna.sf had any right to ?. Nor, irc-c : lia-1 nr.y of the Roman Emperors �h�w skives subsequent to Npn , o.'c i-..i-the last of the fan'i'.y 0:' the i'a,--,;r-- One Caesar h:-.s !To:ie -.v:fa -i :'!�' last few weeks. Th� ecu- will go. beye.nf.' *fifes: ture. And tiler, views are entith think tiia: the or sonal fifture anio tonrr. do of ))� s '\ C.tnr of Russia c: ard abdicate. T' fifty-eicht year! those y.--ars throne. Purit j-rosp^re-i ri:.1 r J. C. ATKINSON HAS BIGGEST JOB YET .Former Toronto Boys' Worker! Is to Organize 50,000 U. S. j Boys for Farm Work. ' j KNOWS BOY PROBLEM jHe Believes Uncle Sam Is Going to Be a Real Help to the Allied Cause. per- pro re August, 1914, his mime j Those who at the outset adopted my �ahi.c have gone down in]son as their party leader drove me history .1- that of a monarch bene-;to order mobilization ft re:.: as well as .brilliant. The world ji hesitated to take.'" nows him better to-day.---- Maintaining His Popularity i -a step which B (.'T it is not'unnatural that a ruler such as he. with a strangely- Prince Henry is Sorry He's Only 17 Front, and Fond of Aeroplanes. marked personality, and of varied and j versatile Rifts though of erratic tern- ' -*ramcnt, should have been r'* to at-; Would Like Very Much to Go to tain a high degree of prestige with a people so absurdly boastful, yet so amazingly submissive :;s the Germans. Ast a fact, he did achieve consifierat.de popularity among them. -That popularity is dear t-j him still. But he knows it ia imminently rueruiec-J today. At ail costs he wants to main-. tain his popularity. There is only one way in which he can do that-and that way is to abdicate. I believe lie will take that course, and before very long. The author of "J'Accuse," in the course of an interview the other day with a correspondent of the "Oeuvrier i Suisse," said that around the Kaiser, who is no longer the William 11. of the old days, dramatic developments are taking place. "His one perpetual Et'EN'TLl' a number of people were watching a very busy and animated scene- It was near ! Didcot Junction, where some hun-jdreds of Ktcm boys had turned out  i to help the Army Ordnance Corps. They pushed trolleys, hauled wagons, and loaded trucks with'an eager zest which any man of military age might envy. One of the most enthusiastic workers was a slight, fair-liaired, freah-! complexioned lad. who was always i to the fore in any job Roinp. j "Why. the laddie's cut his fingeri" ; suddenly exclaimed an elderly far- . . , , . ., ... imer's wife who was looking on. "It's obsession and fear is that the allies .i,~,>a i�,i,> .1, . .1.s m > i-'1 L'atl cut, too, see how it's bleeding, should declare that thev will not make __, ....... , ,, ' , .. . , , , 1 wonder if he'd let me bind it up for peace with him, and that then his ihim to keep it free: of dirt?" j "I shouldn't bother if 1 were you, Kton hoy, "It's Prince people would abandon him." Now. if it be the case that the Kaiser is obsessed with this idea, i obvious that recent happening in : Russia must have added to his ter- ' rors. The Kussia of Czardom would j never have agreed to such an infrae- | ma'am," interrupted at ls!who was standing near. Baron Rosen in U.S.A.'.'to By JOHN ni'KK. -HKN 1'ncle ftun plans an undertaking, he plans it in n big way, and when he ap-i points the men who are to carry out [his plans, he usually appoints "big" i men who are lenders in their line. It D * jis no surprise, therefore. that he Kepresent New Russia; sn0,M L.hooS(> M,.. c. j. Atkinson. JJARON ROMAX RO.\t ANOVITCU j formerly or Toronto, and one of the ROSKX. who was Ambassador j greatest of all boys' men, to organize to the 1'nited States from Russia. } American bovs for work on the farms vrm�V905,,tO lVh re,tUrn'"K '"iVds summer. The task of organiz-Anienra It is believed that he will f . resume his old post as representative ' i''s ov,M" nftl"PM ycars �' of the Russian Government. i aPp 1,nd placing them on farms scat- Mr. Bakhmetieff. who succeeded i tered over an area of 3.000.000 square Karon Rosen in lalt. tendered hixj miles is no small one, but, as Sccrc- 7nnr,B,l.OI,.*h�rtll atter".tJ,eoreVO,U"it�r>- of '"'s Cubs, which is undertaking Raj-on Rosen first came to the j 'his tn.sk under Ciovernment stiper-I'nited States thirty-five years ago i vision. Mr. Atkinson will be called as Consul General in Xow York-. In I upon to engineer just such n feat. President Cleveland's first admin- \ Toronto pPopU. who Unow Mr. Atkl,. fstration he was made Charge d At ' FIRST ALBERTA M.P.P. IS KILLED "Big Joe" Staiiffer, Deputy Speaker of Legislature, Gave His Life for Canada. HE WAS WELL LIKED "Always the Same" With Everybody-Came of German-Swiss Parentage, fairs in Washington. In 18D3 he was appointed JSussian Ambassador to Japan and held that post until the outbreak of the Russo-.Iapanese war. He then came back to this country as Ambassador. At the Portsmouth peace conference he acted as Russian Commissioner, and in 3911 returned to Russia. His utteranoes during the present war have been strongly opposed to the influences which sought to bring about h. "secret'peace between Russia and Germany. In the summer of 1915 he urged that all the laws restricting the rights of Jews be repoaled, and that the law controlling Finland be abrogated by the Council of the Empire of which he was a member. he 's not yet old enough to Join the army like his brother, the Prince of Wales. prince Henry was 17 on March 31. He is a member of the Eton College Officers' Training Corps," and. last August spent a week in camp at Tad- | worth with a battalion over 400 strong. Besides that of seeing service on the battlefield he has one other great ambition, that of being an-airman. son feel sure that he will make a success of fiis attempt, and thus add another name to the already long list of Canadians who have made good across the line. , Mr. Atkinson first came Into prominence in Toronto more than thiity years ago. when he organized the livest boys' club in the city, over in the old Congregational Church on Broadview -avenue. - I^ater he broadened his work and founded the Boys' Institute, which is now the Broadview Y.M.C.A., with over 1,500 members. But to Toronto in general h- is best known as tho founder of the BoyX Dominion at Moss Park, and ns the man who. built tip the Xewsboys' Union, which comprises "newsies" of j every race and creed. How ably he performed his work in this case was well demonstrated Ihis year, when tho Xewsboys' Union subscribed ?2,000 to the Canadian War lx>an. Probably nobodjs-understands boys A STRAIGHT TIP STORY is going 'the rounds concerning Sir Edward Carson, which is. at all events, typical of the man. When the new First Lord arrived at the Admiralty he summoned the heads of departments and told them what he required of them. better than Mr. Atkinson. He believes that boys' live in n different world to the ona adults live in. They have their own language, which Is far more expressive than our own, and they have their own code of morals, which is safer, and surely more firmly adhered to, than any ever contrived by the adult mind. "Stand by the gang." is the first law in their code and woe betide the boy who snitches." or tells tales. Air. Atkinson believes that there arc three types of boys. The first, whom he calls the specially privileged class, are the sons of the weal- there are boys who have to start work as soon as they reach the legal minimum age; fit! pet- cent, of all boys are in this class. Tho Sunday school and Y. M. C- A.'s care for the first two classes, but it is to tho third that Mr. Atkinson hns devoted his entire life. As Genera! Secretary of about two hundred Roys' Clubs In the United States, he has come to know what the real boy problem is, and he knows Ic.ow to handle it. Mr. Atkinson visited Toronto last week, and while here he expressed some views on the United States' entry Into the war which might well be passed on. "Tho Americnns," he said, "have always had a very had habit of wanting to do everything In a 'big' way. They want to be able to boast about it afterwards. This samo bad habit may prove the salvation of tho world, for in this war they are again demonstrating their ability � to do things in a mighty way. The seven billion dollars which they contemplate raising is just about one-half the entire coinage of the world. Their policy of doing things that count is going to help the allies immeasurably." THE fc th It was n brief address, and dwelt principally on the need for closer co-jthy. They comprise four per cent, of operation, but the sting was in the the total number of boys. Then there tall. "Gentlemen.." he concluded, "in my profession, when a jury disagrees, it Henry, the King's son. you know, and 1 is discharged. 1 don'y think I need he simply hates being fussed." "That the King's son!" said the farmer's wife in amazement. "Why. tioji of the law of monarchy by "di-|ne-s working harder than the lot of But the Russia of .to-| them put together. Dear me. dear .it any rate, it is no lon- ii|i all the same." Rut before she could reach him the era of the allied powers. ! 1;k1 j,, .ue KTey troUKers. sweater, and Moreover. ih,b Kaiser himself must;house cap had joined fifty other lads realise th:;t he hns played the "game ' on a hauling job, and. with a band-of war" like a gambler who. when he I kerchief roughly tied round the in-loses. loses his all. He might haveijured hand, was busy tugging away gone to war. even on the flimsy pre-jut a thick rope with the rest, text he did, and yet have "kept him- | It is Prince Henry's one regret that vine right." day is-well. Ml *,.v cte. u >.-, no ion- !mp ]lut ,-m jjoinR to offer to bind his ger the Russia of Czardom. "Divine'fin,-er right" is claimed by none of the rul say any more- are the privileged boys, who belong to the average family. They are able" to go to High School, and, in many BONAR LAW'S MEMORY YyTTKX he recently moved the vote of �-.-,0,0^0.(100 in the British House of Commons for the carrying on of the war Mr. Bonar I.-i\v spoke, for thlrty-fivo minutes without a single note, although he gave a mass 6f figures. With his thumbs stuck in tile armholes of his waistcoat-a favorite attitude-he went easily-along with-his story, and only once did he refer to a "document." Then ho pulled out of one of his many pockets a half-sheet of noiepapci on which were the details of one of the sums he was dealing with. Mr- MeKennn thought he had caught the Chancellor out-challenged his assertion that any big money vote had been moved at the beginning of o. former^ession. Mr. Law sent for Hansard, and, turning instantly to a particular page, which he remembered, proved that Mr. Mc-Kenna iiad himself moved two votes amounting to � \>'10,000,000 in February last year. The House, which is very fond of its lenders, was de- eases, to college. The'third class is {lighted at the friendly defeat of his the underprivileged class. In this critic. By XV. C. A, MOFITATT. HE Alberta Legislature hns oatise-lj�>oll, Alberta. Lieut. J.j EX* Staufteur rwos^notiietlte' first member o� tb.6 Alberta. Fai-l liamont to- figure in the-oasualty 'lists, but he isthe .first to be: killed,-Other", desk-mates in the - khaki havo been wounded; Major R.-Bi Eaton, Liberal member for Sand Hills, wont to hosw pltal somo months ago with;a German bullet in his body; Col. J. S. Stewart, Conservative member for Lethbridge, has nlso suffered tho pain of Teuton "straffing," and.Major J. R. Lamery. Conservative front AK exandra, was shot dorm, while .participating in the glorious advance On, Vlmy Ridge. "I am golnpr because I feoUt to be my duty; I can see.my way clear to enlist to-day when I couldn't a. year ago," said the Deputy Speaker of the Houso no more -than eleven months ago as he said "Good-byoT to his confreres while the session was still under way. At tho time, the House was In the throes of a furious debate; tho Op-* position had hurled charges nt the Government, and the Provincial capital was- in a furor of excitement, but in tho midst of it all the big member for TMdsbury took his leave. There was an informal sort of a sond-off in the Red Room. The resignation of the Deputy Speaker was handed in, \a new Deputy was appointed, ' and "Joe" Statiffer went down to Calgary'  to the training school, where ho soon fitted himself lor the coiiUiiifcsiwK: which was offered him oven before ho had qualified. Always the Same AXD Lieut. Stauffer was no different from the Deputy Speakor of the same name. If the gallant officer, who now lies in- a soldier's grave across in France, had any enemies, the one thing they would assuredly have said about him would have been that ho was "always tho same." It mattered not whether he was in his little, old homo town of Dldshury: on the gubernatorial benches in the House, or in camp; "Joe" Stauffer he was'in life; whether in fBtigyGen. J. H. MfeBiJon, �jjtugv-gex. �r. k, s&Acamxd&z ^ fcoft of thes Ictfo.' Tost ^uSBtferi|.; Port Porryv Ont, te'-wclt^aVo'Wfl Jpb' nUlitar.Nf- circles 'Jiqre^aitt^Jn!* JjaciJt,B^ , Stanley BarrndkB loij gcweifil : a.s�captainiltLrhaV>n.vt.-of tho ?3oirrtH ATrlcail, war, iindi alsa.i^pon.t) .tw^ .year^F 'jrt At^tmlla.joa,an\.oxch'anifa�o6iO15ip. the-awkward squad of the headquarters company,. First Illinois J^.Vivj^y/^waiiiintti.tftuBUi; .the. lirit iena.cloao.of th&r^merlco.'nitjfte-. volution, his grcat-grandfatneif And; gruntffather (camo'to .OajiejliL.^sytyrAt"! cd propire ftoyoJiM-'Vfto^ttfrifir 1A 'frjii* torloo County, Ontario, V-hei chUsJi who af,t.crwarfl.f /rqsejto,-*lv.hfBli-''posl-( Hon in. rAlborta .pM'it&tywtaR-J>orn> pn; October 2p, 3874, at Mahaens, Vir* gliilo, ntttl, oamevir/^iCknada, wlthX-W^ pac�tttsj''wher� onV'-a t>oy. Ha Mrsdl 'and wn^efiu�(it�(3.vatv'rfhii.t-ft now.lihel town'Of^ttchriier. Qotag-aftei-wtyTd* to tho'lvtfos'h, he engaged tn farmlnft and eventually entered tmstnetfs in rildsbury as a real estate and, commission, agent, Heiwa� Chert-appointed a Forest Hanger nmct Homesteadl Inspector with thefDdmlnJon- Govern* ment. He. was also president of thd Dldsbury Board of Trade and Principal of tho Oidshiiry Public School, Taking him all in. all, physical!}', mentally, and politically, ,T. E. Stnuf-. for was a "big man," and by his death, politics has' lost, a clean exponent, Canada n fine citizen-, and the einnlr* a splendid soldier. THAT IX'J'UtTION. [yyi-IBX a rami Is in lovo with n girl ha should toll Iter nn ,i':nat-tor of form, though' ilio e,U uu1, Unit sho knew it Ijoi'oiv Uu ,iU U'O ;