Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 25, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta
A. SEV1GNY, TORY HOPE IN QUEBEC Former Nationalist Now Thor- ough Going Genius With a Big Fxiluic. CHATEAUGUAY'S HERO Defended Borden Naval Policy When Pclletier. Nantel, and Codeire Sidestepped. r M. SiX'ytarsugo vriitn ine .tlvta were fighting ihe- Auloiio- iny Dill In Iho House ol Com- the passions wcro Oecply stirred H the fortunes of Ihe OU lik-j party which had remained faith- ful to the Ontario Uroujjli ninny trying perlodf, were at a vry low ebb. Quebec, which was scntllng a taker's dozen of Con- servatives to the Commons, scemc-0 lost, and U was finally or- that Mr. Borden should visit lUe Ancient Capital and personally ex- Vlftla ihc altitude ol Iho then Opiioal- Jlon on the burning school question. When U ivas announced thai ihe Con.- (irvallve leader would appear upon a platform his course t-i on the Western Autono- my iiucsilon, those wlio were reipons- for ir.viting him to the rrovir.ce v.ire nu-t with a, new nnd perplexing rroMrai. What Trench Canadian i.'atholEe, be he the staunches t ol the would d.irc appear on the plat- I'U-RI a mhn who was suppMCd to hart ihc "Oransclsts11 of Ontario In their upon Homo nnd Cfltbo- 's? Hero Indeed wns a consliierable tnet and ntrve. Dal Hevlgny did not falter. I'ale, dignified, und v.-ith a thoughtful face Out to tlie older me ml) era ol tho House was strangely reminiscent' of Sir Vvilmd Laurler In hb younger his mu- sical tones and tho intensity and car- nesUiesa ol his gestures soon swept away Iho prejudices that most of the House foil for the Rationalist HLa effort was complete an-l the House, with tho generosity that It Is BO c.iimblo of showing al tlnXF, handsomely apiiiau-JeO. t Give u Well u Take little was heard from Sc- vltfny Ihe vest of the session. He dLd not make tho common mistake ot ccHlner up la say son-.cthlng when lo didn't liave anything In particular lo NEW PRESIDENT OF BANK OF MONTREAL !S FIFTH SON OF A REMARKABLE FAMILY Even One of Eighi Meredith Brothers Has Achieved a Marked Success in Chosen Lines Activity Meredith Rose Quietly and Uinltruwcty h Chit! Executive; Positicn of Canada's Ptemicr a Cilizen of Montreal, say. I-ast year he was much pion-.'ncnt. During the memorable aU- wctk sitting ho forged to the front demonstrating to tho House that ho was capable cf dealing as well as tak- ing hard He broke away from Iho small Nationalist croup that op- posed holh ilic Laurie-r and lionlc-n. proposals, and voted regularly with th ('onspriv.llvcs. Tills drew down npo.. liim'bltlc-r InvccUve from tlic Cluoboc but Hevleny never Tlic fiery young I of Dourassri undergone a "m'aikol change ol viewpoint. He met lila mc-n from Ontario'nmi the West, t v.'itli them of the common of the entire nation, and soon began lo realize thai Ihe'welfare of Canada emhraccd the welfare ol his Quebec, This past summer crossed the Atlantic. He visited Kng- lantl und France, and studied political IcstHutlons ct Jiist hand The result was that Scvigny cam back lo Quebec a wiser and hroider man, and a belter Canadian than foro. There are tlioso wlio ecoit am a for the party that iho-boldest sneer at his professed change of optn tr.n---- but politically it wag-tvtr thus Sir William Mtrcdin. CTikf Justic Ontario. Fflrils, rhrank from. "They were al1 approached, the men who had fought list tattles of Conservatism for ruaiiy inaiiy years, but each and all shirked ihe task. The parly managers frantic. If the leader ot all the Etrvatlycs could not get. a single on his platform in the cradlfc ol Quebec, what would Canada say on tha morrow. Then a pale young man vrlth a high and deep ihousn'tful eyes, stepped forward-am! modestly volunteered lo speak In de- fence of iiis chiefs The offer was glad- ly accepted, nnd the following day two thousand French Canadians cheered themselves hoarse for a young com- patriot who followed the Conservative In a well-reasoned review ol tho constitutional aspect of the nutoncmi} jnollcm, and. In a n.iRgionaic for n rally around the old Bleu flag Albert Scvlgny. n youni. ot had stamped j IJmself as posstrjcd of the ciualltlcs arc essential to leadership In the 1'rovLnco brilliancy, nnd oratorical ability. Fought Brilliant Battle 1JM prgnnizMlon did not for- 1 g-ct that speech. Hero was n young man who might some .day he- Lome a- rcnl the French Canaan politician to be n't tho polls must be a great orator, one can vanquish an opponent In 'Assemble Contradlctoire." And so It Uppened that-a year or two later v.lien Iho brilliant am] able' diaries Devlin was taken Into.the Oouln finmtnt. anrlTi byc-elccllon waa nc- ci'faitaled In youn-j Sevlgh> tho Conservative str I j rd bcafer, T here Fire few mtn Canada who can Kct the holier Devlin on slump, or him very badly in any cqnstilu- ci.cy In Quebec, and the newspaper. ;inJ polltlrluns conceded him nn easi viir. ovtr Ills yoang opponent. Sevignj put up siich.a brilliant battle, Imw- f.vcr, that even with the full orjrnnlza' ot the strongly entrenched trnnienl Mm, hts'Wiia only tie ft.ttcd liy thrco jiundrcd Oacbcc next Mw'Kcvffrny us one o the .-.blest nnd inost ardent ol The Xntlannliat schoo thought nalurally appfalctl lo him (infl like many artalhtr young temper fjmcntnl I-'rench he mnd were beiltr never hoar niirter the (ohlg cf llio Union Jack f C'iinda. When Ihc elccllons camo I IWt HovlRny enlfTcl thn flcM f tlonailst eantlidnlo In an iriricfl Into on tho of Ihu great flood tMe that sub: Sir WITCrld nntl the 1 I'erJiara .Mr, Hotiltn's mind wen lurk lo that day [n old Quebec whc tho lono ynunc rrcnnh.Cann'Han r I [ad to hl3 support, when at the opi ing1 of rarliatnenl ne conferred ypo Kcvlgny Iho replying (o II aildrcEs from Ihc Thr6ne. The- Ins nan na iUfflcult ,is iho distinction wa great.'. This .young Kronch-Canrulian was but thirty yearn ohlr-who In never been oulaldo his natl- Province, slcoil up on Iho Iloor of th Houso to rtcldrcss men, tho majority whom were .experienced" I'arllamcn iirianp, nnj nomc of whom gre orators. In the pallet lea were- pack Iho society of tlio capllal-off rials, iricmhcrfl, Senators, nnd Cabin Mini Wives and al'Qiil him were men uhom ho tlM ti know, ninny of them "Onlnrfo Ornng late." ft ml n speech in surh nn atmo must call for as well I0ni but fwlillcally-it waa-tvtr Ihus few men have undergone an ,hones chajiRO ot opinion on bis nations questions without droivlns down upoi tliemselvca Hie thoughtless sneers o their former comrades. H la not very fine phase ol tbs tempts eornc men to throw lukks a the moUvcs ot others. Joseph Howe D'Arcy SlpWIlfritf Laurie himself suffered for the rash opinion or their younper days, is not lacking In Ihe cour nge ot new convictions. This strikingly dcmonatratecl -just recently. Jlo'n. Robert Invllcrt to ad- dress a rrench-Canatliah gatherir-E at St. Anne de ncaupre. Sevlgny was Eisfced lo appear on the same.platform nnd lo speak. Ho replied that ho would, on one condlllon-lliat he be allowed to expound hia vlewa on the naval ques- tion and txplnln his vote for a con- tribution of thlrly-rive millions to Inn Brilish Admiralty.. Those in charge the- raeeiinff aemurrcU-'-The ncyni Question is not lo he ropulnr In is labooediby polltkci- aua Conservative. Dul Sevigny was firm, anil carried tils iiolnt. When his turn came lo speak he launched out in. nn able defence ol tho some of his pblntE. which would have made choice-'morsels lor-finv. auaionco-._ in -Tory to the echo bv the habitants; Mr. If. T. Meredith, r.cx President of the Bank o] Leader in Chtteauguay .1 elocUo'n and the .country was Ireated to-the remarkable spectacle of the leaders of both parties to a cer- tain extent masking.their naval Rims fThe. old political 'bo'ffey. was too much for them; No with Scvlgny." TVhorfver he spoke came out fearlessly- for tho navy and tho Borden policy. On every o" Hy W. A. CRAICK. IT Is doubtful under'thoi sun a more remarkable family than that lo which H. Y. Meredith, the new preaEdent of. Canada's Premier Banking Institution, be found. Ho is tho tiflh'ot eight broVh- tra, who were born in or near London, Ontario, between 1S40 and 1SCO.; Tiie entire eight, loffcthcr with ters, are slIH alivo and have one nnd nil risen to positions of importance in tho country. First there Is Sir William Slerccllth, the Chief Justice of then comes J ohn S. Mcrcd ith, formerly manager of the head officc'-branch ot the Bank In llontreaJ. but ow-livinc retired in dmund Meredilh, a sKUCul criminal iwycr nnd of native ly. Tlie fourth brother is the lion. Jlereaith. Chief Justice ot. Com- ion Pleas for Ontario, the sixth -is T, j, Jferedlth, Counsel for who n'similar ositicn In Toronto. The seventh" 'Is lharles Meredith, head of tho -big roricraEC firm or C. Meredith lonlrcal, ntid one ot the wealthiest Itlzens ot Hie metropolis. The young1- Et 13 LlewaHyn ilercilith, of Ixmdoii noted'horseman and Vincent Mereditbj as Ihe new. prcsl- Icnl of ihc BankV Montreal, called by his friends nml family, exhibits most of the family traits. He -was jorn in JSoO and at the age of seven" started in.as a clerk In thallaiii Jlon. If- Chief Justice Common Picas for Ontario. casion he well received. Indeed cason e s It WAS ho who led the fight- for th Conservatives. Pelleticr, Nnntcl, an siiouslns Mtichil's cause-. in Adamsjn h-jn [bout the- as a youusster L-e there was no other pl'-ict: wlior i lild cculd haiiET around, lie learnci o and "jecuivc" n-ttui-uliy. iiy anil-Lye ho hecame a repciler. and wa sfcut out on a big story. With cthe Landed In Anxious to Help Make the Work- ingman Independent When 1 le Can No Longer Labor. T Eratlato hlmseU with above hi U iras sheer ability arid persistent, a plication that carried him ahead, i ha-i always been a voracious worn, and so mastered the detail of manag mer.t that ho became Indlsfensable, n was tho logical choice for promotl vihc-n vacancies occurred. 11 V. Meredith Eharea the good loc with which tiie family has been ble d. Jn his younger days he was a fino thletc and was particularly adept in he use of his fFsta, belnu ao expfcrt oxc r. To day ho c n Joys salmo n [shine and shooting; ivhtn he can ea- ape tho'carea, of his office. Sir VHtlam.and most of hia brothers, he s exceedingly fond of flowers, and his riacMn Montreal vies with the beauti- 'ul properly of Sir in ToronT .0. in the luxuriance of its flowers and ircgetatlon. He la not a man who haa posed as a phllactlircp'slr but nevertheless he has shown himself to bo kindly disposed .awards various movements in. Mont- real, having In view social nmeliora- -T. G. Corporation Counsel ili.cn. branch of the institution of vs lie Is now the climbed to Iho top very In rtetcl.iun.lil "ho succcctieOL the late SI Kdworil general manner the public tnew nt-xL to-nolhing abou hlni. J.ikc his eldest brother he cared-verv much what people thoueh ot" him, but plowei; his own fur row. and did little lo He has taken nn liiterest In the Parks and, Playgrounds Association and Charity Organization Society He cvirices a liking for art, nun with his brother millionaires supports the Montreal Art Association Mr. Meredith's wife was Miss Isahe Allan, youngest "daushter of the late Aiidrew Allan, of tho famous Bhlr'plnjr firm, but lie has ho children. Inciden- tally, it iK-lntcresliny to note that-the wife-of Ms brother Charles wrfs Miss Tvtspeth Angus, of the man" whom, ho is succeeding as president ot I iho bank.'" rcjiorttrs, ack country depot. have wciJa." Mr. Ailam son to Ihe operator. "But I don't want bother you, 'old man' "-runnins htns inflcclSona throuRh tV.e ola min." "K you want me to, I'll wad It Of rourso the cperatur wanted him tc The other reporters cursed Inef- fectually- When Adamson pot through the country trted to the olhcra cut But AdaniEon's story was practically a scoop. That cveniuauy took him to -New ywli.. Alter he got ll-ere he (lid ihe rest. M6ST CERTAINLY NOT jit. GEORGE BHRNABD i was once lecturing on the benefits of Socialism. At ihe close of his lecture he said he would to answer any 1he nudlence might care to mt to him. A man rose tn the mlodlc jf ihe hall. "I should just like to ask one Ihlntf, Mr. he faid Don't you think thai those huge In; conus one hears ot arc.all wrong Don't you think that there-should be. a aiv paessil to prevent any nian having more than a thousand a "Certainly not." Mr. Shair exclaim eel promptly, "why. I JiiaJie more than a thousand'a year WHEN THE MOTOR STOPS T has been that M. Santo D'jmont, the famous retired some years ago, >-as decide. By KKAN'CIS A. 1KRK aie those think tliAt all the In-i'jranco business of the counlrv be run Ly l'i-- liuJ that la r-roUably t-okins qulie a way into the future. At the Dominion has sup In li.at dincilun In Us an- nuity which has now In ort-r-itl'jii for thrtc or foi'r ytMrs. ll Is oao the few diifOct alU-mi-tj have been made in. Canada by Governments t'1 ln lhft solutlou of the- social jiral-loiiL. and Its man- atctmcrni is in the hinds of a man wh-j believes hi' it. Mr. S.-uiiut! Tovel Castedo, tl.e Sn- Iic-rlnlondttit of Annuities. Is vn- ihuclabt work. Anywhere yc-u him. If ymi ate not careful, you will soon find l.lm diking about I Ii "holiby." Jt (Joes not matter to mm that It b; also thtf means by which tarns his dally btitad. Me i.-i nt it every and all hut H not 1 rkijojne to him. He v- i ll not It iirtvaltiy to you, it If y'vcn half a chance, he" will ac- pl nn invitation lo go and lecture -iout it. He is vretly well tlefl down y his office duties; If you offer nuditi ce to educate in the to tatc to the alr.acain. A Moiy tolil thai .M. Kanlos Dumont was on talking to a rather silly young in who wanted to know all about cvcrj thing conneclcfl with aviation. He ex plained imlieully In reply to her ii coherent that one of t groat dangers In flying was for FOITII to so vicoas with the inolor5. "D9.ir she exclaimed, "I ncVi thought of that. I the m [or slops the poor TeHnws cart't get down "Just replied Ihe avlitor Ing wearily away. Mr. Samuel T. HAS NO ENEMIES New Attorney-General of .Eng- land Is Liked Even by Political Opponents.'" K a'ns In ihe Cabinet, find political ob nre pointing lo him as tl ....Ins Conservative leader in Quc iVlietler, Nanlrf, and Coderr e not the men to hold Quebec In the onsen-alive ranka. Quebec wants a gurc of heroic plcluresiuo, llko Chapleau, Panlnean, Mer- er, Bpiirassa, or T-aurler. '.Sevlgny, apnearflnce. Is strikingly-har.dsomo al not unlike ixiwrlcr In the 0 Is one of the most eloti-jctit rs In the Houso of Commons, nnd is conclusively shown that he Is a uragcous fighter. H Is only a quea- on of time when ho will be in the ablnet end once In.' the Government ING'S COUNSEL" at Iho fice of out! of the most lucra- tive Junior practices at, iho liar when only 30, the'chlef I-aw officer of the itrilish Crov.-n nnd member of the Cabinet at 40, there hns never hceri more motcoric c-irrcr nl the B'rir than that of Kir John Ailsebrook Simon. It Ils basis on. salitl says the London Dally Mail., "Son of a Congresat tonal minister in Manchester, ho v.-ent from Fclles'to CoItEge, Oxford, a n rt n s leadership In ill be scarcely his own 1'mvincc lie is ytl years tho hoard ftt ROMANTIC CAREER OF LORD CHIEF JUSTICE ISAACS Went to Sea as n Boy in Pursuit of He Climbed to Top, ihc university, lie made one oC a bril- ltan.1 little band of Oxford He-Hoc, Hirst, Hammond; and Ihc Attorney- General lias gone fur- ther thr.n them nit. was caller! in 1809, nnd H has Liken him Just fourteen to be- come- the her.d of his prof many nly 33, nnd has youth on his rfdo. For ore than J5 years Quebec hns un- avcrlnply supported the liberal rollMcal sludtnts lell UK tliat1 will on voting l.ltiera! an long as leads tho party. .No at ny lime has cxerclEtd such n rro- il influence over French-Canadian thought .IR he. But who can oil wilh tlio pasties of ttiat vener- ble statesman rvhat now leaner will rtso In Quebec, The political hortaoji nay be scanned In vain for a ucceisor Just now. Them Is no one monc tho Fretich-Cftnaillan ;ho gives rauch iirorrilFO. In the Cohsc-rvatlvo ranks Sevlfnr Is the nly man after .wlioaj name a tig mark has not been written. f oiMiortunlly fftVora'him he will go a successful junior haa Inkeh. longer It roach an income In Ihrcc IfgurcS; mnriy n judgci took longer before he becrirrie n. K.C. Thcro h5S never been a-.finer .rain in the history Knir-. !fh Bar. As n junior ll wn'a not'tohtj Kforo lie was chosen out by the large .-Jlway companies. .nnJ it was freely aid that-he took 'silk' simply because it! coiiM not rinnd the" the fork thrown al him. Hut more.pro- iably ha took so eftrly because its heart hna nlvr.-iys been In.politics, "rom hJa iindtrgraOuale days he has iccn nn asset to hb yaily. As a candi- date-ho his been Homolhlng- more. iVaUhomslnw fs nlmost the largest ami the most costly stat (o flglit .In the country. Sir .Tohn fought tt tprico. Ir one year nnd tarried it each time. And now ho Is tc ay-ins n seal which his own DAYS THAT ARE PAST rpl.lKHA M-K, the billllfint coin for the railroads In the irbltrallon riroceeiMngs'In alii al a luncheon: "Well, Ihc poor rnle, hftvs got r.u ot Hie recent Yorlf, and ly have ma'de safe to elinmr-'on (ho cause of Free N'orlh-V.'eat Manchester al the A al nnj evil. VanJcrbllL used If UH n atont Ihftl, "Mr. Var.derb'.H E.nlil that a mnn onci called nnrl ashed him for a pass over thu New York Ccntrjl lo Albany. Why do you ask for a ?ald Mr. VamlcrblK. I'm the man iiBwcrcJ, sensitive? that got to do with the 1'H'fcll you, Mr. tho applicant c-xjiblntil. 'I went up to Albany on your line ln.il week and 1 was only mnri on Iho whole durn tr.ilh IhAl paM f.irc. The olhtfr .isrcngcrs "KuycJ U like the licltcii.-., isn -I'm x't-ry.'Rpnnlhvc, I want tt> such afi un- I-lcdFant cxpc-iiciicc" Lilicd and Rejected T the the new Attorney Gtneral Is liked and Tespecicfi Itis Is manner born direct ot A higi chiitncUr, n that nfcovc nl Uchir.i) It there (s Ihe gcnlfi md acccsjUi'.c nAlurc which mftkes hi riends spe.ik of liln with en thus (asm a Irlhnfc tnyond all lies tn .the fac hat he Ii39 FO high with" worrt of envy or backbiting. "Sir John married In J839 Ve nablcs, who died in Ills on I son Is al Winchester, -t -John Simon a tops Iiilp th of Attornty-Gencral A( tf- c.iriy ngo of nntl thus becumr the head of the English lh Times. "II I.i A proud 1 the wfiy KngHshmcn like btst-lo se honors won, by shcor nbilSly nhd hsr .no profes- r.lon.il ciivy, for Sir John Slnlon hne no enemies. "At Fittts Collccc Sir Sir''JoJin Simon. K.C.. Allcrnty- General of Great Britain, ,c of 'plain living- nnd lilgh and It h.-.s dominated his life hroURhout. Jle impiesses those v.-ho omc in contact with him by.his ptr- enay msslcry of a sub- fine flow "of" language, his oar tind convlr.clng.'argumcnt. Dalh t the Itirnnd on ihe platform he is ucl'd sand easy sptnhcr, and-he has roved one Ihe best debaters on the ral ciilc fn thclltousc ot.Comnxons. sjhc son of a'Congregational min- sJer lie pariy Imbibed hibera'i views in views to which, as one of 'Sis Oxford he gave tuprtaslon In on lie -holda SicVh. stroacly and stodfastly. He is ot the forl of lawyer wlio choose.i hi: erlitJc.il views ivllh profes- lonal advancement." T1 A YOUTHFUL OLD MAN HOt'OH he has from rvcUv. Sir John Hnre retnlqs th ;cencst interest In the profession wlilcl is hag adorned so Vng. Ii'Is nearly Ifly years cjnce lite flrsl np lear.incr, anil he never had a suneHo at rr.cri' (j one occation he succtedcd in tak In such r.n ncute observer ns Jlr The famous statesman ha ,-n him In "A TrJr of Spectacles.1' and wh'.n 'shortly fitter wards he met n [tlifirl in.in nt n friend's use he nttiol hl-i who lie was, Is Mr. John Ilore, w.ts tho reply. said Mr. rpSJB office of Lord Chief Justice cf 1 Jvngland Is -one of the most 1m- liorlant In the State, It is also one of tho oldest. It has, with rare hetn filled by men of s Next to the Chanctllorshlp, !v is "ihe chief prize which a lawyer ean lain. Thu appointment of Sir Rutus Isaacs to succeed Alvorstone na I-ord liief Justice of Kngland at tho f 53 had been anticipated for some me by the Bnr, where he Is unlver- illy popular, and on several occasions ely 1 ip moa I prom in er.t mem l ave laken pains to a how in pu hat it would ha" to their satisfaction It is the culmination of a .career has had several QEjiocts t law." Rulua Dr.nfcl sirear b the ivorh, with no ndvthtltlous I no solffsh i father net In 'A Tali- of Spectacles' tho o'.hcr nlnhlt" nnolhc-r bccaalAu Sir John ivBS not more than forly, he hanpencO 10 be playing In the Provinces when a member of the nuOicnce said to .his iieSghbor; "Poor olil K'fl n keep him 1 remem- ber him na an oM man .nearly years must be over flvfr. He oughl !a lietn in Uci -7- 'sky enough for those V.-ho enler tho courts vrUhouL influence.- Called loi Uar ty Ihe MMdfe In 11s experience of life, especially of life m the city, his Intelligence, nnd hia nmltiblo character brought success. Work1 lo him for which his knowledge nnd nbilltlcs Kl- ;c-d him pre-cminfinlly, ar.A his hand- En? nnd financial eases tnrncd tor him quickly a.Widespread Kurds" TftkACfi Justly popular tho Bar, not only As ft.grcAfnd- oente nr.d probably Ihc Aft eat cross of time, but os one fas tldlor.aly honorable In his rbnsplcubusiy free from the lepToni-h ot ever tnktn? nn unfair ftd- Mirt the London Chronl'.-lc frfler his ftppolntmtnt, "Do Righ't to All" the new Chief made oppcaranco In lit? court on Tuesday ha tiok catlia Almighty (Sod that I will. well and tru tf-rve our Sovereign Lord King Georfi V. In tho office of Ivord Chief Justic cf and I will do right to a rranr.cr of people after Iho laws an of this realm, without fear i favor, alfecllon or Ill-will." HOLDING UP AMERICA JAMES J- HIMj on ttic occasion o his sfiventy-flflh birthday talked of "Three men." he said, "A Frenchman, nn Kns'.lahman, anJ an wtrc W Holding up" ttic ho marvelous .rains. of 'American ncjj their wisdom ol providing 'stalest "the dij- when tiie kctl.era of liie house shall treinblo and the strong men thall bow theraaclves" it is very iifetiy that he will find time to accept, Jf he docs ot. you -iiay be sure' that hi3 desk riled, viry .Indead. with correspoml- ATfer the Workingnum we arc moat anitous to get." lie said to rae the her day "In hl3 office, "Is the work- unian htm v a chance, to r-Jvide for his old oce under very asy conditions, and wllh absolute ccurity. Jt ho lakes out OI1 ully he c.inaot'lose his nJOney. records o( the Provincial lies- trar Indicate that 3tr. Uasledo .a rctly advanced lu hl3 fitly- tRhtli year, but aro ail" the accuracy ot the birth tr.tislics. He Is of good old United :mplrc Loyalist stuck, and he was orn In Iho city at tho head of Bur- n-ton li.iy. He 13 a veteran puljllc ervant nnd spent twenty-seven years ij his active, life in the civil service if tho Province, of Ontario. He was secretary to Sir Oliver'Mowat hroush n large part of Ws 1'remler- and afterwards served S. Hnrds1 In the samo capacity. )n Mr. Hardy's death ho was ap-1 jointed lo the Fisheries aervlce, .and or some seven years took a promln- part In Iho administration of tho for the protection of the fish- eries of the Province, A3 a result ot ,1s valuable services in this depart- ment, lie was later selected to repre- In ttio "the Fisheries treaty with tba'Itallcd Slates (n iscful treaty which American rr.ant- pulallon has unforlunately. rendered nusalory. Due to Sir Janwf SIR JAMBS WHITNEY may be said lo uo responsible for Mr. devotion to the causo of Oov-_ ornment annuities. Tho present sup- erlntcndert of annuities vraa Deputy. of. Fisheries In Pniartp; at the time ot the change In tho Political icgime and was. one of the Liberal office-holders who had to make way for supporters of tho.new masters. His mind then turned to a business career nml ho-becamo manager of tho Annv-ity Company of Canada. It was while In organizing-this con- es rn that he came Into .touch with cho late Sir Jilchard CartwrlgM, who just then looking for a man to adrnln- laler Just such n. scheme for the Do- minion. The result was that'ltr. li-do accepted office- anil has had chargo of the new department from Its Sir Illchard'3 Idea In establishing Arnully Perartmcnt iras-'to jind.a -ibstltute for the old age pensions, were being much 'advocated al he time. A committee had been tp- itlnlcd In tho House of Commons to Into tho whole eubleel, ana tho Minister oi Trade and L'oromerce took lo draw the teeth of the more An Amfrlcnn will hla rnll- (3s nliroad. Uioush nl home lt'3 tlau- a different story. Welt, thfi said: 'Our t-xprfsa trains gn 20 fast that the telegraph poles along the line look Ihe a high board fence.' 'Our the Krenchmftn 'go so fast that the stations nlong the line seem continuous, like clly "The American puffed. at hls- cigar 'Once, on nn American h said, 'I passe.! a Held of carrdla, a of polntoc.q, n field of anil ftnrl (hft'lrftin, gents, waa going s Ourn thoughl I saw ai csurnc.nj, S.ir Wsfi v v radical proposal by Inlroduclns a <3w- crnrnenl plan to cncouraso thrift. Whether the of the Knight of Oilold will bo reallren, only tr.e fu- ture can fell; but It will undoubtedly bo better fer the sturdy raanhooil or Cnnad'a. If this DO-SO. -In this fallli Mr.'llastcdo Is carrying on the WOIK. ixsok around on the hoarJlngs and you a thousand.