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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta "To-Dream of Eternal Peace Is Un-German and Not for He Wrote a Year Ago. A THOROUGH SOLDIER Has Holy Be- fore It of Being Always Ready for War." THE Crown Princo of Germany, tho Kaiser's eldest son, has ap- parEntly conio Into his own. For years ho has-been a leading advocate of a policy for Ger- many. Ho has Identified himself en- tirely with tho army. He has resent- ed anything that bore the faintest re- gcmblahco to a slur upon It, enthusi- astically commended utterances (OC a militaristic tendency, and become at times so outspokenly belligerent that his Imperial fatfior was comyellcd to his ardor. AH instance of Uiia ivas his "banishment" to Danzlc a Eow years ago; and-It wns authorita- tively reported that-similar measures were contemplated after the Crown Prince's praise ot Lieut-Col. Froben- iiis1 recently published pamphlet, "Germany's 'in which that officer apoko of England's 'stealthy .plans'.', against Germany, Franco's thirst for revenge, and Rus- all things Teutonic. But now this youthful advocate of militarism finds thc war which he be- lieved Imminent actually under way. Ajid, instead oC "banishment" and re- pression, "he htui received from his ather, the'Emperor, the much-tov'o ted' [ron Cross' for a, brilliant victory placed to his .credit against the French. In Lorraine. It would certainly appear that tho flrc-eajer has come into his own wiWi a vengeance, "What manner oC man lys Is becomes now a matlerirf general interest, and, to supply tha Information; a Upok called "Der by Dr. Paul Liman, has'mado its opportune apr pcarahcoln Germany, Pppular in Germany paints an attractive portrait of thc Kaiser's heir; In epiteff all his vagaries, wo learn that lie Is popular throughout Germany, totally devoid of and the keenest sort- a. sportsman. Moreover, wo hear of lilpi as a diligent reader on history, and'as a warm, admirer of Napdleon, .despite the fact that the grreat Corslcan hum- bled Germany to tho dust in his cam- paigns. In Napoleon, says Dr. Liraan, the Princo aces not a "par- but a genuinely great and he-makes this interesting com. ment: "Strange .Indeed Is; It that-from a Dr man "who attflouteji 'iui merit ha his- tory to princes, in- Richelieu and Oxenstjerna, in Pitt and En Roori and merely 'geoi, ible counselors who nave the honor of Admiral John Jellicoe Has Dodged Death Three Times Commander-in-Chief of the Bri- ti4 Fleet Not a Publicity- Short Man With HAS CLEVER HANDS Pistol on Exhibit at National Exhibition This Year Made Entirely by Hand. 'r ri fnr Arfinn I A HARE example of skill, patience, i Face Cleared tor A VMSIinmnm ta round-m Expert ia Bottling Up tlio remarkable pieco ot liamll- a An Hostile Fleets. I TISDIN'S familiar Hues, "For they say there's a Providence sits up aloft, to kcop watch o'er the ilfo of poor must long, ago have ImnresseU themselves on thtf mind of Admiral Sir John JcJlIccc, confmandcr-In-chlef of the Home Fleet, for suscly no sailor 1ms experi- enced mora narrow squeaks: Three times-he has escaped death by little Ishqrt a miracle. Vho exciting episode- In his hen he was ;AI.S. Mon- career occurred In 1850, llcHtenant on ivas thick and storms', and early ono torest-and now'.- in tho mountain storm, tlje vajce .nature Jo us lljinlsmcn in ccents rtlways nniBcSSk-e, and 4.0, usfT.kc song: of 'the Oreafor." threo' miles from Gibraltar, heavy sea's 'breaking over her. His Soidierfy Nature la tho -preface' wrlttipa by upon bvi jiu'irjtiQ! fiction; the earth has the ncyy keeping its up to-the point rfeftdkie fpr war. Ijt ihat'way alonp leCMtli on our good 'we win otui plafQ in the sun, due, Is not wilflrtelS And fjrrWjer in. "the-' some warlike piece, ot .WTiiidg the Crown Prince has thjj l' Epss'fcJillty or eternal "Wo living1 In a, tljno.-wVcn Ricn pjroudly i which Is 'but. itseU ..on its takes .Pteasut dreams ot_ thj; peace. "Sutli a .conception'of life isjin.- Gerrfiaii. It, is us. Tha Ger- man who-be- lieves In its" g-o-tne %ani future and dflcs not wish to lessen- ing cMts prestige. ]v eyes In such drearosr self to bfe lullf" luliaby: of the carrymg out the Ideas of .ftuCr nifa a son should have sprung who looks with! a clear eyj through th9 mists of romaniticisin and flnda alilte in the of Schonhausen (Jtis- marck) and the lawyer's son of Cor- sica something, to -.be wondering reverence." In hia endeavor to show the Prince as ho really is, Dr. L-Iman has not forgotten the book hunting experiences which the Kaisers published a couple of years igo In rise rlbk hie and proper! handle it no ig'dtter i onl of hour As a DURING 1 rfncetf iffig staj m Darrfic at the head of nta rogiment-a stay rorced Wm as a ,it is eaid for} 1 s obstTeperouaiTeHs in plenty of cbamcfe to Hioee de irch, near Gibraltar. The weather craft that Is attracting much attcn Ition at Toronto's fair this year. Mr, William Me Arthur, ot Goaorlch, Ont, has filed and fitted without the aid of any ma'chlnery a pistol that Is at once tho admiration everyone. But when one learns from what a miscellaneous assortment of oddities the weapon was 'made, one can be ex- cused for doubting at first that such an intricate work could be performed by hand. From a sowing machine shaft the firing barrel was filed; a rat-tail file changed its shape to a firing bolt; a flat file at once the trigger; a Gen. Joffre is Practically Dictator of France ako, wlillo a Pieee of copper- WM cut and tor lho Wlth inous parts shaped rrom AH I assortment ot material. had its multitud- roni so varied an Within the Zone of Operations He Is Undisputed Does Not Believe in Flashes of Vast Capacity for Silence. By If. HAMILTON FYFE. JJT ASSURE the French Minister of War said to me, "that if I were to take a mo- tor car and drive Into the zone of operations without General Joffre's permission General Jofire would have infi turned out." Tho Minister salcl this not only without suid it with pride. That is the spirit In which the French are making war. And General Joffre, who Is ID supreme command of their armies, is just U'e man to take full advantage tnflt spirit. He is a soldier foclm s [hut when fighting Has begun no pity, no personal favor, above all, no politics, fcnould be allowed to in- fluence in tiie slightest detail the Nine years ago tho pistol first took shape in Ih'e mind oC the old Pluronltc, now well over the allotted sjian of life, -anti many a dreary wkitcr night has been spent filing-and shaping the manifold parts that each might fit its proper place with exactness. To tfce nidftr men this piece of Attempts of her crew to ves- sel off fal'ed. IHie Monarch had gone out fcr tar- jet practico, and ka'd left all her boate one smaH ofte.behind. Sce- nS the almost homeless position of tiie steamer, the commander of the Monarch for voltn.teers, -and Lieutenant JtHlcoe-nnc'! seven seamen Into tho small boat and pulled for al'l they were worth. The boat, however, coiled not live in such- a jriquntainous. spa, and was quickly capsized. JToi'twnately'each man had ed a cork jacket afttr a terrlbSo struggle in tho waves all of them wore washed .ashore more dea'd t-nan alive. Filially tho crew cE the steamer w.cre rescued by Spanish Sis-hlng boat, Lieutenant i 'ollicta hta gallant comrades be- H' ?he Board pf-Traflo Ke Lost the Medal HE story of how he lost the mn- k dal is the Admiral sicoa'a escape from death. Th.Is occurred on Juno 22nd, when he was In command of Admiral Tryan's flngsiap..Victoria, whlch'.waa run into antl sunk by tho Camper- down In the Mediterranean, resulting Jn the toss'of 300 lives. At the time of this terriWo Admiral JelUcoe'was ilqwn with, a tfitelc of fever, and "was1, confined to i bunk; the crash came ho I bunk and stag-rj up on deck only in his j teaches a lesson of worli stood on the fhxga In his hands for sig- nals; vr-hen suddenly conduct of the campaign. He must bo, within the zone of operations, urieilsputojl master. He woigd give up his post as "generalissimo" to an- other, but so long as he is'in supreme command he will not share sponsibility or power. If France had had a Joffre in 1370 the Germans would not have won. He is, like our own Lord Kitchener, an organizer ot victory. He does not believe in flashes gertius. He knows that long and careful prepar- ation is necessary. Ho has been at the head of the army for three years. Never for a single waking hour in those three, years has he forgotten thc purpose for which ha was ap- prepare for the struggle hi which France is engaged to-day. at Home IF a month or two ago you had gone to see him at his home in Paris you would have found a stout man, heavily built, apparently living tiie culinary life of a professional Parisian with his wife and daugh- ters. His Is a pleasant, airy house. JlTr. TWnfom McArlhur. n and he was 'flung into the whirling waves. with fever to do much j himself he undoabtrtl sirous of studying his oharacter. This of his ciraar s up by its pages, he says, the Prince appears to us quite without vanity 01 literary [rills, without the. craving for noisi? acclamation. Prince as a Hunter THE hunting book ,was witten after the Crown Princes jour- ney to the Far East. It describes tiger hunting in India and Ceylon s.nd 'alt -sorts of exciting experiences In far-away lands, but _tho young; hunter does npt forget'the countless expeditions has undertaken: within -the boundaries oC native i an.d wAch form an -im- portant- part of his regruiar round of exfetencc. And it- is in describing these much of Ills real nature rises to the surface, aa, for in these "We liunters: pity frem the bottom at our .hearts those men to whom hunting game in some form IB impossible unknown. when I say hunting, I really mean; To. niy mind, thinks at ail of [ierful" com'bination of fighting, en- ioyment of nature, thinking" in realty only-if stalking, and recognizes things like tiger hunt-only a sort of exer- cise in shooting, by no means as any fhing sportsmanlike. 'Really, dangerous..fighting, such as known to pur Ing at close quarters with a Is; unfortunately, becoming unlvnowr Owing1 to our Brewing culture that In born joy. of fighting that ties In the punters nature must find sub etitutes in the physical exertion stall Ins, in tho bravlpar of ba 1 In outwitting the animal tha is bejnff stalKed and finally in j Ihf joy of a good shot. i 'The-Joy of figbtlrig that which to-day wo may still cnll-.flsht- 'after all, not what takes hunters out .hunting .grounds. 1'6 Ihe real sportsman the great book ol; beautiful ItseJf. will- ingly in the brilliant sunrise in the tired silent midday sleep in thc soft evening which uprcada over quilitiedlo judge dec are that Crown Prince1 "Wilhelm kept his down with tho of his when the of Trade was informed of the JOES the hero was rogimeut -at excellent Ha knew every m'an and( horse cpnqprneO- h'mself with eve-rj detail the servce gave pel sorvfl attention to everything and saw to it landscape or still hie or a But are'-mereHi sec- indarV us arlf foremost tne'joung yis liljc any one ,-IM from mornins Iho mome when tiie rest of his feHo-w offkcrs-aie And oi-en ho behind, a cojplo of hours to listen to the in stru Lio is of super'or cheer fuilv Oh my WjJo will KB id me some Sandwl liea and a naif iVino ly perished had it not Iveen for L yourar who helped him :o s.rugcfle away from the sinking ;Wp. Admiral Jallicoe's meilal went inmo iensn ceitecl abouljliis "When and, mistdkine told that h5-could have ansiiier nrc6al by paying for if. Third- Braoh Wfeh Death VI; S third brush ttlbh death ocQurred on Ihnd. when he accompanied Admiral Seymour on His unsuccessful attcirtpt to relieve Mia. Pekln Legations during the Boxer Rebellion. gr In a hopelo 3 j thpy dcclaed to retreat to ientsin On the way th'si sighted a Sod tlicm for a relieving force of Cos sacks, signaled them. To their sur prise the cavalry flrt anS in tl o struggle that Cnpialn JelUcoc a5? ho U en was, charging at the heijl of men was shot through the Iprtfe wound was danger ous but it was made much worse bT tho five retrc-it Jar-w-etl by thp enems tlwc But even through th pernaps worst ef his art %on-turcs the managed to come out alive and kicking He Is "On the Quiet" ir navy 111 cs to Iwue special _ t likes to se or eta: and the navy's confidence In Jellicoe has been handed round from ship to ship and from squadron to squadron until It has become one of it facts of the English siJlor i EU o It has all been on he miief JclHcos does- not get into the papers He Is like the illustrious r 'mlral who whenever he had spent a slaep.ess night in his bunk compos Ing. racy and effective signals, let thc pportcrs know in time to sac tho iff ljp fljinsr them. -Sir Johtt haa >robably written a letter to pftpiei aicJ he could hope rivTl the literarj broadsides of a lailio Beresford dr a Pe-" e belongs to thc Silent Navj And has ,breathcd tlio winds of the orld without ever bocomlng a first olid last he tns been a Jacky sher man "When lie Scoit were "utepants tjifty came under "the eye that most discernjng of sailors nd were' "sp'ottqd.1' 'Bord Fisher has -juany uECfflt- things at the Ad- one most-r useful thing was ihe let the First Lord Into tha secret of supremacy as- ji leader. The Admiralty in the .end would have, 'discovered H for itself for the splendid with which Sir John was put well done and to the younger generation a lesson of thoroughness and. patience that is much needed i: thia day of haste and carelessness. at the head of the fleet when war be- eburchill' nrenared the wav i table own A Mr. Winston But Fisher Cleared for Action SXORT short as, and shorter than, and clean-shaven, his face, as -they is .cleared for action. He gives his ordejs rather, is If ho were saying 'How do you and never raises his -voice" above conversational pitch. Of the bully there Is absolutely no- tiiing in his nature, and nobody can quarrel withrhlm. It lias been said of his Tiyat chief that "Jacky hypnotises people'1; ahd-botn Fishftr and Jelllcpe attract-and draw instead of driving. is not the word for a manner devoid of effort or any sort of slagluess. An admirer of the elder man describes his "torrents, of en- thusiasm, his words of molten lava, hia rnthless eye." About. Jcliicoe Is nothing torrential, or lava- Gsque, or.ruthless. He gets-the same hold on his: men, but without a rae- liod, and without, apparently, putting the mad mer> of his personality into motiotil That''the .man with whom nobody on earth can Quarrel should be thc ideal leader of our battleships is only one. of the thousand paradoses of John's even temper and manner do not, however, mean weak- ness. Ho believes, with Lord .Fisher, that the mission of thc British, navy Is to hit hardC hit first, aml'hit any- where fhmg aiulyaney snys the same Tm not for flghtin' ivery gent for the pure joy oi, flghtin', hut when you him first and frequent. That what happened in the man oouvrea-of a fcw years back, Jeilico went in-.for them with such 'unac- and talent that, instead of. lasting on for three they had to.be called off in three days. Ho had; bottled up the "enemy" in such a niy that there was no possibility, .of going oiv.with them. HOHENZOLLERN LUCK -vOCS the kilsor'take with' him to th'e front the famous rfHohcn- zollern Frederick thc Great, on his accession fount! among- his d small Upx CQ.n- Itilnlng a ring set with a.pQculiar black stone and a note by Frederick I stating that tlio .ring.had bpei> giv- en him by hii fallicr on his death- bed.-with the Injunction that so long as it remained in the family the for- tqno of tha HohcnzoHcrncr would 'The ring1 was stolen from ick William II. by his mistress, tho Countess Lichtcnau, and; hence, Bay the Prussian disasters of thc Napoleonic wars. It was rostori- ed In 1813 the of Prussian'lib- eration ind Schneider, the btdgra- phcr. ot -William I., declared that ho saw IKoii iliat monarch's hapd dur f the groat war of 187f" prosper, General Joffre. Ministry of "War, he is another ;man "as hard -as nails." He gives orders and ried out exactly. them to be car- they arc there Is trouble. He may sympath- ize with the but h cannot overlook failure. After th manoeuvres of last year he tiisinis sed five generals. France, .which hac known little of this masterful chie' general staff suddeulj "came aware that-its armies'- wen iin.7 reorganized by an exceptlona man, An Exceptional Career career has been cxcejitiona Won His Way by Sheer Merit to Rank of Rear-Admiral at the Age of 37. IS A MAN OF SILENCE Like All Great Leaders His 13 an American and Friend of Queen Mary. r-rnO H from thc first. When war declared in 1370 he had scarcely fin- ished one year! at the Poiy.technlque. At IS, he wag given his commission, -and as an -artillery, sub-- allcr-n lotkvpart -in of Paris during the attracted he was employed-in the reconstructing of the tions which followed Immediately up- on thc war. The-forts at Bnghien wore of liis design ins, and ono day Marshal MacMahon, alter Inspect- ing his work, put; a hand, upon-his sfloulfler and.- congratulate you. Cantain JoMre." (Captain at So well had he clone here that he ivas sent to Fonlarlicr, .to. assist-.with defences. "This Ls air very he said, "but I don't want to make for- T wnnt you were asked whether arfpthing' tificalioiis- all my-life. I wn'nt to it Ir.a.0 a sionx upon you, you-would probably say, "Yes, Its rest fulness." General Joffre is a restful man. His wide under close-cropped white hair, is tranquil.- His blue eyes are calm and clear. Beqeatji a heavy white moustache his lips are firm; they show his .teeth a little when he talks. He docs not talk much. He has a vast capacity for has had since he was a But you never feel that he is.stient because he has nothing to say. You feel that it ia because he has-so much to Hunk about What he sa'ys Is pithy and to the point, the result of quiet re- flection and study, expressed in quiet, straightforward sentences. No oloauence, no flummery. A man of gentle, kindly manners, contemplative. That is General Joffre at home. In the field aa in his office at the lie was sent'-into and came back .time. Af- this he won distinction in For- mosa, In Madagascar, in Dahomey, and then in Timlmctoo, whither he icd thc remains of the broken col- umn of Colonel Bonnier after he had put new spirit Into the men. Tims, by seizing every chanca of foreign service, he had learned his profession in the field. Now, in Iho middle nineties, ho came back to France and went steadily upwards, working hard all the time, until he was.m .1911 naked to take the chief command. He maintains that the warlike genius of the French is as strong, as ever. He will not admit that tho increase oi: luxury resulting from the greater complication of life and the' erowth of huge cities has weakened the aasn and vigor of French troops The. duty of a French gcffcral, he believes, is to use that dash and .vigor to tiie lull. Bismarck Ptefeired Killing DEMOCRATIC KING WHEN King Albert Malted Pans m 1910 it jias noted that in his speech at the Elvsce he referred Nevertheless, in Franco -Prussian Wfer, 723.556 French Were Taken "mj subjects" This way of speaking is typical of one who de-ligh'ts, all things, In being democratic Not long- before his aecension the King and nis wife went R SPORT 3 tliat the GermaiH have been ghing "No quartei to any of the Belgian peasantry who opposed them are, it is to be hoped, exaggerated, but such methods' commended themselves to Bismarck; More exclaimed at Versailles after one oC Princo Frederick Charles1-" victories. "What the devil do we .want with prisoners! Why don't they make a battue of To Frahcs-tireurs he strongly objected to mercy being shown, and stormed because _ Garibaldi's a prolonged ramble round Belgium, studvms pitnireial Kcal per uliari ties, and maintaining the strictest incognito throughout their journey Ttej luod in inns the live the- common people, and-.' did not disdain the rough resorts of fiaher-raon and aft 11 ore. The experience proved so enjovablc that the King and Queen nave repeated It more than once, and it may be s'jifely asserted that the knowledge thus gained them of their s ftithoat a parallel m tnej of European monarchs company" of volunteers granted terms of surrender. "Thirteen thousand prisoners who arc not even he. cried. on earth were they Bismauk may have objected. to obviously liad.no effect in the Franco- German War. According to Moltke, o wrote the official history of tno campaign, thc French prisoners reached extraordinary lotal of 21.508 officers and mzn. ButbC these nearly- were the Paris garrison, who were.'only nominally prisoners, and over represented tiie French troops (itearmed and in- ternal in neutral SwItserJond. Still, with these deductions, more than officers and men were aotually imprisoned in Germany, and -nero re- leased only when peace was declared. A TREASURE OF A WIFE TiTOST mon are not blessed with such a treasure of a wife as is U the meat' economical' woman In tho confided Lang- ley to a friend one night, with pro- found pride. 'Whs, do you know- she's even found a use for the of my motor car." "Great he-u ens' Do you mean It' exclaimed his friend "Surest thing, She cheesecloth over tho gasoline ex- haust and packs away her furs in it to keep thc moths out ouriux the summer.' ,O Rear-Admiral Sir David Deatty thc section of the British f-.-ict fell the honor of commanding which won the first naval engage- ment of the war last Friday, when three German cruisers and two tor- pedo-boat destroyers wore mink, and number of German torpedo-boata b diy damaged, with no correspond- ing loss on the British side. Sir David Beatty was made a Knight Commander of the Order ot the Eath only this year. The new distinction came just in time to en- able Sir David and Lady Beatty to air it in St. Petersburg, in connection with the official visit to Russian ters of the first cruiser squadron !whlch ho commands. Their hirly gracious reception by the Czarj and Czarina was due to thc very, warm regard in which they are held by Queen Alexandra, by Kins and by his consort. Indeed, the personal friendship 06 the two queens for Lady Beatty is such that they have been, only too willing to waive In her case the ob-] stacles that stand In the way of mission of divorcees at court, and! nto Inner circle ot Intimates of the King and two Queensland' t has caused them to close their eyes; to the fact that before marrying Da-j id Beatty, his wife, who is thc daughter of the late Marshall of'Chicago, divorced, her first lius-J band, Arthur Tree. Fortunate in :TI THE Beattys were fortunate! enough to lease for several! autumns in succession one or other of the castles withln_ driving distance BalmcmU and as Beatty. was old naval chum end comrade" of Georga V., Queen Mary, then Prin- cess of Wales, while staying at Aber- gelOio Castle, and Queen Alexandra at Balmoral, were induced to estab-. lish neighborly relations with Lady Beatty. These relations were further ce- mented by the-intimacy which developed, between the Beatty chil- dren and those of the then Prince and Princess of Wales. King i'd- wnrd, too, took a great fancy to the Beattys, and appointed David Beatty to his suite, as one of his naval aides-de-camp. To-day there Is no American woman who stands as high In the good graces of Queen Mary, arid to whom she-accords so great a degree of Intimacy, aa Lady Beatty. It Is only fair to Sir David to1 add that he owes his rapid promotion and his' advancement to the rank of rear-admiral, at the wonderfully ;earlys age of quite as -uuch to distin- guished war service as to favor.! i employed in Egvnt for sav-( ercl years under Lord Kitchener, andj when: Admiral Sir Colin Keppel wounded .took of thc boat flotilla on the Nile, fiffhtlBE tno cneiny with .great persistence and courage, and. winning the distinguish- ed service order. His promotion to! the rank of commander came to hint two years later as a reward for his gallantry m the battles of Atbara ana Omdurman In 189S. Twice Wounded THE Boxer and the ol the foreign legations at P.ekin, found him serving as mander on the battleship Barfleuru In the China seas. And so great the pluck and resourcefulness which he displayed, particularly m connec-i tiou with the capture of a couple of' Chinese bitteriea at the head ol small 'orce of bluejackets, during j which he was twice woundea, was promoted to the ranlc of cap- tain, although but 23 years of'age at thc time. He .stands particularly well ,at the Admiralty, whioh-'regarda.liim as one tf its most capable jtfatf otlicers, and f his advancement continues at tha present rate of It looks very nuch if he were destined to at- tain ths rankTof admiral of the fleet. whloh- the, Jiiv.il of Held marshal, long before he the age of 60 One thing which commends him ta the authorities at Whitehall, and more especially to King George, la his retictnca dlBlnclination to elo- quence and "chatter. He is the soul' of-dtscrctlon, ffnd in society is very i popular, owing: to his absence' of of superiority, with no tireubme or strenuous about him. t sailors, Beatty has 4. In the saddle, and hejis with the Quorn or Cottes-t more, one would that he had never seen a ship in hi? life. But on L his quarter-deck waulfl thai hft did not ;