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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PREMIER AND U.S.PRES1DENTCOMPARED Those Two With Great Power in Their Hands, lo Agree Well Together-As Much as They Differ in TemperaiTrent, .They Have Much in Common, in the wtirM at. prt Mr. Davi.l Uoytt ot Crrat Kri By FKANK IMLXOT. h" n fooil control system w> ino.t vWrrful-. hulivid'Jlls Urhx-h sfua m-i every home in Ihe wrM at. are I'ntuJ tut every home J- Mr FkivM l.lovti Ikcore. .iu Kliiivrt-u r.v.J nations ui. an.1 'of ttiis oaly in j U f.Kt- of SVrsiilrei Wilson M-ljurpoiiion. bui'V-o or iltnofy uii'.ri if (Uiutlfut if iht-y ever eivrh ne to to yet i he uml re-jins of a. iiaiiiJsial hire.-in the r.c'Jpus of-trie men towanl each, jpcrton of Mr. in chjrge of t'l'u-r 10 a bis part in .ind net raeveJ by 4frHins up a new era for hunuinity. and moti persistent lues- All kinds of comparisons are arc but some of his ef- beiwet-n thf-ai. i think it can rejjorts. one cf couiJ imve quite definitely that' the through without SF wou'd vtirt siilcT.mJly iti jaiii! intensive will iVrlly ty fjaal colliborai'ion. They .ire uf his comaitutk'nnl position er.t iu many ihslr not all open to ob- vary. but in funil.-imtnuis thete svc fgvrvaiimi. but Oieie ;s ;i3so striking resemblance--. jdue to rtinptrjiiuitt. liavir-s In In the fir t i-Iice, their rvo: ieclusiou of. Ills aji viples are very Implanted mjnj That such ar.d cui'h r. couiie in tach La an ineradicable, almost re- u., one, Mr. "Wilson sets out Hgious, btlkf in democracy. They rDrv jt precision, regularity may have reachtd ihcir convlciions ranj luvijicibiliiy cf a in-chint-. lie- by uiffcrent rcfids, tut no one who ii ivasLe-J on him. knows the life and work of tbtf two j Gcorse, by vir- nisn ran f-i'il to rer.lite thtir !rje Of his in the of the various gusis A MAN VISION As Purchasing Agent for Allies in New York He ShoulcT Make Good. led icd free. They have both an ablins iyrnpathy end under- standing.for tlie poor and ths unEue- cessful, for the millions who by bad or by the absence jand norms, shows up from tinis to lime in rather a different lisht, b-i: behind ait he- ll'.e I'.'lrock ab .n life i: was not his, first acquain- w with the drr'Koodt trade, fcr iio itdornKl (he in front of the s'.ore o' Wo LLHEWCOMBI6 AaEVER LAWYER Conscription Ad- visory Council Has Seen Long National Service. Baron Moncheur Telling CoL Roosevelt 'the Story of Belgium VJ-Tt'll their KA-.lt rreeptlori 'In Xcw York Cits', Holulan, Mission -1 hauled by Harem Mor.chfor, weal to Oyster to ray ll.olr ivwrti tt) Colojif-l Tli shows Mas- which Ihe Co'onel must have can be'Just ivhit-h Uoej not give to WORK IS FUN FOR HIM Is Highest-Paid Deputy Minister in lian by Biilh. 0.iore KoostvvU. the greatest American in luY. Tin' phot Moncheur tellinsr n liisl-han-l story or Belgium's to i ihal is just ami no itn ihe lioavtost the ons in action. Mr, thoughtful and irfeasurVd though ilaent deliv- ery. His" Is EM, his rotnd is 1 clear Ws emDttons are ua- tonched. ilr, Uoyfl on the clher haniJ, face-nni eyes vrhtcti tell every and inspir- ation. When he talks his forehead r.nil cheeks anc! temples are covered little crisscross v.Tinkics, thoush In rciwse his face goes back to a boy- ish smoothness. His moustache Is curved in as though he had bitten repeatedly the end3 of It repression'. 'His sparkle v or That is Mr. Lloyd' at the _ first Soft Very Determined T} OTH President and O Ijloyd Gecrpe conceal behind s. kindly exterior a bulldog courage and a psrsister.ee irbich is first cousin otstinacy. President Wilson, guides public affairs Tvith a determioation on and personal force which upoiTthe public" mitid when the tasl is uCwnir.Msbed. "When he announced war with Germany he no.half liearted move, but bluntly told Ui- nation there must be and In face of opposition he car ried it really achievement, 3il things rs that brings President ilson and 3Ir. IJoyd-Oeorge close r. A heart to heart talk be- the two on their respective ar difficulties -nould provide a fas- nat ing'dialogue If it could be over- ard. Perional 1KB all really big men they have _j a vein of simplicity running irousn ihem. I think it peeps out many of President Wilson'Sj- let- rs and speeches. As tor Mr. Lloyd corse, hundred ciamplta migbt be given. It in the midst of- hU great the Jlouge of when c was working and fightia? ay he went away ne week-end for a brief rest with Mr. T. P. O'Connor e present Reading1, then Ir" Bufus Isaacs, the AUcrney- Mr. O'Connor described how the privacy their railway car on he way to the country Mr. Lloyd George, in company wllh his com- Tanions, was rolluig out the choruses f popular songs. There is not much similarity !n the ppearance ol Mr. and SJr TJpyd George, for while the Presiden ias look of the philoso pher, with dignity and hard thinking reflected in every feature, Great Brl- j tain's leader carries an alert rnan-of- action afr7 a kind of flare-deviltry In his burning eyes, His rrtrvous power Chines forth from him at a glance, president Wilson's is under cover. There Is. one external point of resemblance; they dress very much Their State apparel, so to speak, their dress for aH important occasions, Is the cutaway morning coat "and slik heavy frock coat being worn only ivnen tt simply :annot (Mr. Lloyd George not like Mr. Batfour, who is devoted thfl old-fashioned frock Uoth Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ucyd Teorge love the Informal short Jacket vhenever it can be worn. Out of hia nnl hours you will never seS Bri- tain's Prime Sllnister In ranything else. I was present wHh a deputation in tte White House recently and there was the President in the shorl Jacket which Mr. Lloyd George loves it> well. President Wilson is more precise and in his person lifan the BriC ish statesman. Ills grey hair i short and carefully brushed. Mr Lloyd (Jeorge'a Is generally unlidfl long. It blows about his forehea eara when he has to make speech in Ihe open. Indoors at the be ginning of proceedings it iisuall ghow-i signs of careful arrangement, but It gets out of custody before very part ot his non-school Uoiirs Ir.vc-sti-, ouae ot Gordon, Mackay and Com- him upr' -After a few years he put Montreal Big Man Servim Hormisdas Lapofle, Ex-Mayor, Years. IS FINE TYPE OF MAN A Municipal Reformer and ifcc! Founder of Chamber of By WILLIAM LKAV1S EDMONDS. OST of us arc prone to hold in M' estimation the ability of a roan who is willing to ac- jcept board swd lodsrings in. remunera- tion V.'e would be decidedly wrong if we placed any such estimation unan Ihe ability ol Mr. liormls'Jas who, since fifay, 1913, has been serving ns one ot tho men constituting the Military Purchasing without remuneration, save board, and traveling This fact was given puSHcity the other day untiring energy, they succecd- thought possible. This necessitated L. NKWCOMBE. Deputy Mln ister of who will be chainruin ,of tlio Advisory fouticll which will assist the Minis- ter of "Justice In tbo administration inO enforcement ct the Conscription "Act. is one of Canada's ablest law- vers. The time he was In thi LinieHsht was in Uio summer of 1913 when he took a leading part In dump ing Harry Thaw back on American where he belwged. He .has been iv.-emy-four years In Govern mcnt service, and has established n regulation for keenness ot wit knowledge cf law surpassed by if any Canadian legalites. Kdmund I X cwcomb e lawyer in every inch of his near! tils When "cr.c sees him plead hns'a case before the Supreme four j there is a distinct feelltig of surprls jand tlisappolntnient that he does no ]wcar the wig ot dignity so dear t the Encash barrister. lie is as dig nillecl ns Mr. Tulkiiighoni, the trusl ctl lawyer und guardian .tho Dedlocks in BIc-ak House. I! jmust appear in quite his right ele ;meut when dons wig and gow hefore Privy Council In old Ixm don. ke many another wise man, t! permanent heid of the Federal leg department comes from tho Eas He "was burn in Corn wall fs, No Scotia, on 1359, so tti he _is now Just a liitlo beyond t half century. He was educated, at Dalhousie of Ihe oldest colleges of the at alifax University, and was called o the bar at tho ago of twenty-four, the next ten years he practised be responsible for.tbe faujirg 1 want" to ha.v' control of those who Oo the The desired control was drew hl5 services 'as commis- sioner. "He doesn't draw auy re- plied the Minister ot MHiUaV "Since Vtia'appo'mtrojmt In 1915, he has of living es- pccises on account of traveling expenses." loUr.of As Laporte that lime served !or juonths, it follows .hat'his and traveling expenses during' .averaged- about J1C3 a a. day. Doubtless there are SL "great raa-ny men In Can- ada, who would to receive wage a .day and pay their own Hvlng'expeiiscs, Fifty years agi> -would doubtless havo heen" one among the number. But big business men, unless they are_ actuated 'by the spirit of service, scaroely consider na income rjan adequate, remunera- position of buyer and pales manager, which time he regularly vis- ited ilic European mrirkelH twice a yccr. Then he became general man- ager, and finally, on the death of Mr. Vackay, some six or seven years ago, became iireaiflent oC toe com- pany. Both Viuon and Grit MR, is of the tluff from which big business men are He ha3_bolh -vision and grit- ho former quality has ltd to his mbarking In many Inilustrial cntnr- since he cama into the control the company. He la uncommonly quick in comin? o a decision. Thnt is oiso of iiis cb.iracleHslicfl, liut lie comes to n. quick decision not bu- cause he dot-a not take lime to wtlsh Lhfi proa find cons, but hccause he hns babtt of weighing public or a -private capacity. Mr. who was born'67 years ago in QUP-, began life' as a clerk In a retail store. But twins' a. young man of ambition as well as of ability, by the time he was twenty he had a store of hi3 own. That, however, was not the ilmlt of cither his ambition or his ability, for Ore years after his birth tie" be- came a the wholesale ;cery firm of I. i, Martin and CfCj Montreal, Ot this firm hg is still lcnL whHe has boon Mr vocation, he has made pub- lic affairs his avocation. Ar J In this respect he has proved to be a man possessing j of t them Then If lie coiiclDdes that thft proposition Is :i goorl one, ho'll tackls 1t no matter hor-' ?rejt t type, and In his desire to se cure their attainment he has be-en in neither nis time nor hi U may t.t. And when upon a certain he'H s'.lcV, to his as as there la a shot in the locker, Thar a nre scores of men in every walk lift ivho fall in ihay have, not the courage and to hold R utilil they gel nrouml I'ctl corner. If the sa Is prolonged or calb for any Mitenmt.ure of nervous He Is rafW careless, loo, out the sei of his nechtler Mr. Wil- son's is always theTnodsl of what a necklle should be, There you havt a general sketch pi (he mannerisms of mint! anJ hotly of the two men who are lo have HO large a. abate in remodelling' ot Ihe world. Mr. is not t at Ho sticks lint'! eitfur the is profession in Halifax, winning a [gh place among (he lawyers of his or the vrod rated then he either re.ipa his or lakes his About n dozen years when th municipal-affairs of Montreal ticcame a public disgrace because of the rot- of the Administration, Mr. Uiporle hecamc Ihe leader of a group of public-spirited tldMns, who .wt rnsth'cs to tho task of bringing about the desired rc-forma. Anil in meiilclne. Ther? are a i many v.-ho "favorably was his caml'Sa- tire received that he was elected' by acclamation. And so veil did he acquit himself, hat In 1301 he was choice of the citizens as Mayor. V good many aru of the t is unfortunate that he Is siiil not occupying the Mayoralty chair. In IS97'hls friends tried to yet him into Parliament, and although he..ran for ho -Jailed to win the taL In the financial and commercial iffairs of, the country in general and those of Montreal in particular, Mr has for many years taken a deep and active Interest. Schemes for the improvement of the harbor ol l came in for a great deal.ol s attention, and 1n IS35 he was, one the commissioners, appointed b; j to" supervise Ih ork of reconstruction, lie has be-on active member of -the Montrca oanl of Trade for many years, nnt E La Chambr'o de Commerce he W; ne of ths foundcra. While his efforts Jn behilf of :tinicipal goycrntncnt have betn argely centred in Montreal, they have ot been wholly so. In .the orgBmz Ion of the Union of Canadian. Muni- i polities some years he took, a romincnt part, and feo'r one terra ervcd as its president A Mr, Laporte is not.of the glad' and'type of men. Temperamentally e Is pleasant, but dipnlficfl an3 gentlemanly, ivhifo In character ho li >f the sterling, serious, business type. Even liia pastimes are of the" serious" as they do 'n the direction of edncational and phiian- Ihroplc work.. In the iatler respect his chief lit Institutions, having for the object Iho. alleviation of the suffering, he being a life gov- ernor both" the-Montreal General and the Notre'Damo Hospitals, For his interest In education he had conferrr-d upon him by both AlcOilf arO L'nivcisltles the honorary ecree of I.Tv.D. The more weha-vcof Mr. Hormlsdas riuality and character who are willing to serve their country for lie-aid, lodjt'iig ami traveling expenses Iho better. At a arc fgh _. alive Province. When only twenty- Tght'he was ma'Je'a governor of his lii later lectured to her Indents on insurance law. The man picked him out for the Dotnin- on sen-Ice was Sir John Thompson, OTie of the greatest masters t the law Canada has ever pro- uced. Subsequent years have shown hat Thompson fcnew men as wsll ns .w. One of the special prohlcrr.s which ho new Deputy attacked was the tangled skein of the law In regard la he publishing books. The rela- Jona on" thla subject as bclwcen the Dominion and the Imperial Farlia- nent :ire highly involved, anil have iecn tho subject of negotlalioi -which havp sometimes been-._rather bitter-and which has- been'marked, by life disallowance r-f Canadian laws by the'Imperial an tUorilles. -Two years after he camo to Ottawa Mr. Newcombc "was sen the Canada to this subjecL Afterwards many conferences, and in them 10 Deputy Minister usually had a >art. Tho problem was settled short- after ihc T-aOrier.Gcvcrr.mcnt went ut of .office, but Iho solution Ins ever yet been put Into statutory H f Revising tKe SUtutcs ANOTHER outsiar.Jir.g service which Mr. Neivcombe lias been blc t-> iiertorm for the country was n connection with, the last revision and consolidation of the Dominion statutes. For four years he and hte seven, fellow-comjhissioners were at vork. They had before them tho task of oonsotidating all the Inws inssctl by the Uominion from the previous revision in 1SSS, and when they had finished their >rk was put in three compact vol- index to it alone made a fourth volume. Until was ilono lawyers had.to search through all the Acts of each year to'find lite law; now the compendium of IStiC, enacted Into law by the Dominion Parliament, Is the final source- This" is a. grc.it saving lo the lawyers ami their clients, for if the lawyers had to spend more time on a case, onfl may he sUro'the client would pay the bill. The "IX M. to describe him by his title, is a member of a, couple ot !IF, and occasionally goes Snlo tho on a hunting trip. But really e appears to find as well, as his labor In law; -Aa-n- re- 7ard for this he is the highest paid eputy Minister in tho service- Ha ou- draws a year, v.'hile lha cgular salary of deputies is only alf that. .In addition he Is also paid or legal Services before tho For example, heVas paid and 1.1S5, .respeclively, for two tiips na-lc to England in 1511; a gootl part if this would, of course, be for tx- ienses. Tiic explanation of the high pay Is that it has been necessary 10 retain efficient ;a lawyer in the ervlce of the Government. Even at 'hat bis remuneration Is moderate a first-class lawyer. Impossible "J WANT, r- I the fair society leader, "to tavo me a plain opin- ion as to iiij- latest photograph." the gallant cnva- Her. liov.-ing. "lo speak in terms court? w'lh llio Impernl lot thai por.'.ralt would lie Impossible." Mr. J. J. Sifton Victoria Cross won s h'crst K Tl WHS prhsc frl to h5m oji Morjliy at the (V filan Nalioinl lixWIAllon llio Uukc of Vklim ot Rrat Aid TjOCTOR: "Have you bfitn the vic- tim of an Patient; "S'o, sir. I simply fainted rid .WM brought to by a mtmtjtr of the First-Aid to the Injured Socily." Ojiinio? cannot understand how Mr. Woods, In. view Of' hlfl large- manufacturing nntl wholcailc interests, can -so much of hla tlmfe and attention to affairs of a luml-puMIc character, For cTamplc, sfncc the outbreak of not only he been the prlmo moving spirit In the Toronto Hoard of Trade In promnUnjcr, Industrial production, but last year he headed i Ih nppolntod by iventment lo visit Europe aul Invcstiltate and report upon iv.iya and means of oztonillng ex- port Irade with that part of the worW, while "now, 6n (op of.lt all, lie takes tin his residence In Jtt-iV until the rear.for fne r'arcn-lsmK Jeont.for HHIci to connection While tlilfl largely Ihrough .Mr. bargain. iviih the Hrllifih mission now located there. No Myrtery About It AS a mallei; ot 'act, there Is no mystery about St when onc'un-dcrMamla his methods. Like all real cafrtblo mrlnagcrs cf WET enlerprlses, Mr. Woods does not burden himself wllh details. Ho that to responsible mfvn-agers and heads of Hut he knows what JB golngr on Just Ihe f-anie. For 'example, he is dally furnished with a record of the prcvlotu rtay'a saTes. "and nt the Cnil M year lie MAteim-nt Ol able to rtisuade Mm lo enter imhllc life- That lie would adorn puhljc Hfe ilierc can IJG any uouM, for in addition 11) tiia cvccu-live fiLUHy he is nn tlio'tigh eloquent, niiMk'Ji. Ii.u llio upon which he P pills, n? fnr as put-He life 'in !R Iho intlRoda In voKutr, I'.ed and delay aro an abhorrence lf> Tilm. licncft his "Xav" t" "10 Irnporiuni-lies of his friends who have htm r.Rpire itt f-Khrr liio may6ttlt) or-a nt'.H m J'nrlliimcnt. Tfitro is a Kowil Joal of the eporl from dollars .ind i Jioint, Jtfdi jpltkll! Wtic n In m'lddlo life, he-art Is In i T Gen. Sif Telling Lloyd George of Progress Ilia rfrnfirkjihlc group piiolofirap'nerl on UJD front In fr'mnce shows sbvcr.il ot, Iho rnllbUcat-mni ol Orcal Urilnln and Franco. In the are from Ml lo right: Albert TKomns, French Jlinlsti'r of Munitions; C.aicrai .UBlaa JIUc. CommamU-r-ln-Chlrf oC the forcte, opera'inK In anil (ho rnnn who is directing Iho crral drive In Flanders; Jlarshal .Toffre, hero of llio Maine; and l.lofrt' Gtorec, the Hrlllsh Tnm'.er, wlio Is dlrecllnc eenlus of llto nrlllsh Ivfnnlro In ihe.war. tloncr.il Sir Doujrlns 13 shown telltnu Lloyd of Iho progiHs at the war. and from Iho nrtsslon on his f.ito and lila It be ;hat he Is BPM< nu rnoai optffhisll'caliy.. Joffro la ready to alflrm any of. tho llrillali CcneraVfl ftSScrllfiD.i for .Toffre is perhaps heltrr .icfiualntcd tluin or the Krcno.h nnd liritlsh' offlcem Tilth st.raUgic rnovca planned anl being out al the i-rcscnl momcntf ;