Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBKIPOK DAILY THlTGRAND OLD MAN OF MEDieiNE HAT J. H. G, Bray Drawing Near his 72nd Year-Cele- brating his 37th Year of Continuous Resid- J ence in the West Mr. llrjy. is able to speak with B. C. TO RAISE A HALF A MILLION (Objective of the Mep's Missionary Movement in that Province Vancouver, H. C., Oct. ilhc stand that the future success oi tlie missionary movement in flVpiMidsf almost entirely .upon' d- fiirt put. forth'' by 'denominational or- Eimizatic-.ns, the- Hen's Missionary convention, which met for Ihe last i-limc tonight, adopted 'the following resolution as guidance during the year fur the work ot'world-wide cvaugjli- (Mcdicine M'at Hatters may'not bo aware of the [act that there is livli the oiliest soldier in Canada and a mail who was one ol the first members ol the North-West-Mounted 1'oliee nl the time ot its inaugura- tion In 1873. .1. II. 0. Bray, stock, inspector, will celebrate his 72nd, birthday next January and at an ago whcn'iiiost men arc thinking of ing, this veicraii pioneer, one who 1ms taken by no means an (Canadian Courier.) One of the surprises of tha new Dor- den Cabinet IB Mr. W. T. Hon. W. 'i'. White, Minister of fin- ance. A few days ago ho was un- known In the political field, unknown to the giMat body of electors nnd vot- ers, unknown except to his circle of friends and admirers In Toronto and Montreal. He wan, perhaps batter .known In Now York nnd London, than .certain .imoulll of authority regard- )n Victoria. He has re- ini; King Kdivard as lie was for genera! manager of the ,n the -rs about London with j Trust Company, a most 1m- i'l M'licstv He had ninny oppor- I portaut financial corporation, and tlie u'liilllcs o'' personally acquainting i story of his discovery In 11 law office The New Finance Ministei ing and has. great things to say boul the characl'er of his old com- nander One interesting experience i-hilst he was attached to the llousc- will bear out in detail late by the shrewd financiers who founded lie had lust finished years, of service with his company, of which Ire is vice- president, and' packed his grip for an extended..holiday., when reciprocity looming.'upsurge .carried him on Its noulders dian and. Bunitlo roamed unchallenged, ovcr the prairie. Bray, lias many interesting ex- periences to recall of his early days lion conference. there" shall be sionary1. committee in every bo.lv 'church .ng, tins veicia.i i the inciile.lts o! a story uiai .s I snoull lias taken by no means an 01- with bated breath in the' nd :ahl. part in building Up the west, is M[ Was attached, (loniy Imlc and hearty ami ar, keenly inter-1 ll.in.'.icks at iime when Th( his work as .he ever coulu __......... rciMnii'nt to tl.e.-pimiacle of Cidel er of the nation. He has sud- DeconTO .a national figure. The dark ,the political sur- csc n was in the regiment of tue Conservative triumph, have in the days when the j .iml hl, wils present on the Mr. W. T. White. Six months nchallened as an Ottawa possi- r. white as an Ottawa possi- was considered to be, the [lUl lClll.t3 IV.... _......_ iii the army and his first visit to Al-; jn ,ttlu British army, and on one hem when Maclcod was then a fort u-ua ahic to demonstrate a with only 143 white men keeping in 0, his strength. There strongest i until IMa spriiiK, .ir tension whatever o interest in active check considerably over Indians. politics.. The tide of reciprocity, which in its flood carried away a Oov eminent, uncovered new leaders to Juat one dash of the whole tecret. Imported Absolutely! This veteran Hatter who, is the old- ponies at .'the barracks, cxonipie ot how- great national np- cst- old-timer'- in the city takes a the lo set' lraivals may somelimes affect the am- p-feat pleasure in recalling the cspcr- u into "room above the bilious and fortunes of individuals On- Inc'eAf lift early hut jly a the Sews called on him at his office, wcrc to uriven up. '1 he, general. He in the Court House yesterday, he was given up all hope of being tieal pleased to let his m to the past and his mind wander ve them upstairs when sey Hall, 1 talne Frank Hurnaby, and Called .by catching a horse under each out from the lew cherished limbos of the dead meir.-urics of days when lite, was new. upstairs with One interesting point that was depositeil Ihein diiri.ij', 'Ihe.-interview which will. lie of interest in all Hatters is in'-'their vintcndei) exception' of Colonel looks, ills father and mother vrere Scotch-Irish. .He Is Scotch-Irish, too. When he was only four-years of age, his father, a farmer, died. Young White grow up like most other coun- try boys In tlio short-pants stage, go- Ing to the public s'chool on the con- cession. He passed the entrance ex- amination, and got to the Iilgb school at Oakville and Brampton. Ho mat- riculated in duo course and struck out to be a freshman in the University of Toronto. Money bEcamo scarce. He entered the Assessment Department of the Toronto City Hall, and also formed editorial connection with the Toronto Evening Telegram. In the famous class ot 1895, with which, by the way, Hon. W. L. M. King, lately Minister of La'bor, graduated, White got out of the university by the B. A. route, taking honors in classics. The budding journalist, administra- tor 'of dvic' taxation; ahd college man, now developed visions of the law. He moved across Ihe hall from lho As- man oi .iim. w .sessment office to the City Solicitor's .gainst Sir Wilfrid Laiirler'a reclproc- office. At Osgoode Hall Law School, .gainst sir rte the years, he took the anclal house, lho National Trust Co. IMr. Whlte'lias ovor since been asso- ciated with 'this corporation, When not as" his 'he spends much of his tlmo at' his- beautiful homo In Queen's Park. Generally, yo.ii may find him In llib'' library; re- cuperating from the maze of financial figuring which la his life downtown. Literature and tlio University of Tor- onto, .of which he Is one ot the Board of governors, are his two hob- bles. Mr. Whrlo Is rather Idealistic about 'libraries. Ho Rot these notions from Mr. Goklwln Smith, whom ho knew intimately. Sols of books bo abhors, llnvo the choicest books ot an author, know them, that Is Ms motto. Of sets he bus but the Makers ot Canada. He ssys that this work one ot his favorites. Will he make good? If urbanity of manner, a penchant for hard work, a clear vision ot large problems, and an Immense accumulated knowledge con- cerning' finance, are a good basis for success, thwi Mr. White will proba- bly succeed. If a 'Liberal whom chance and a great tseue have thrown into another party has the same op- portunity to win success- within that party as If ho had -been in It all bis life, then every at the time to be a couple of Cannrla. Mr. White Is Toronto, at the meeting i group of anti-reciprocity of .that city protesling this one ot the famous will make good. His friends say he Is bis and brainy, and Item In his career is proof. He new to parliamentary, work, but thai won't bother him. He Is certaln- Iv big enough to say "I don't know. If it te necessary. He will not blutt win find it fairly, or not success; Ity-pact. That night dramatic in his life. veterans of the platform, ot both political com- plexions, were on- band to express theory- expounded by as to1 with 'whom lie: ttelr opinions'upon the country's fit i.r.. IIO- West Victoria Dr A II Vrooman Linoaar Baat Wellington. Major J J Craig "Welt WelllMtoii W. C. Clmrobirs, Harrlston; South Uraiu I Westbrook, Calnsvllle Centre Kon I 8 Lacu, South Wellington H C Scholfleld, Ottawa, Jai. A. Bllll, GASOLINE AFLOAT Point I'lea-sml N T Oct. ly five thousand gallon of gaso- line which, floated ashore dining tho night mdlcited that the Standard OH transport had been wrecked fome- off till! coast. Each cut tort the Standard Oil Life savors up and down On eoast nero on tae alert and double went out watehlng for other alKM ot the wreck but without I'neMH. It thick off Oun ww heavy sea.