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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Tim. HK|?.ATJ>, ) REAL PATRIOT IS H.S.BELAND,M.P. Word-Picture of the Man Who Was a Hun Prisoner for Four Years. !AD HOST OF FRIENDS Political Bitterness Did Not Alter His Personal ,'Friendships. i;y :,r. pBATTA.. 0'J.KARY. WIlKN Honi'l Scvorin BcUlnd took Ills .leiil. In tlie House of. Commons la .1!)02, few dotoct-cil in Ilia shy, iinobU'iislvo inaniici-Uic rcsoliit?,-brlllliint iiM cullni'ed lirrnonuIKy which a few jiliort ycai-8 ytei-wni-as aMvd welBlit nnrt illg-ilty to thei' clelibnrations of the lloitsc. Voting HelHiitl-he was but ;!:; when I If! Won MW fiWU cieciion- liid not raaUo tba conimoii mistake of tHjiistantiy JUmiltiig- llii' some-ihiuK wlicn be had nOthiiiB In pni--� tiuular to sny. Hi; was CbntciU to watch uiul rausler the proceiUnc of thn Tfouso'alul to ytuiJy ie.ffislation (ivilctly, and it was not iiniil ho had won hi|i ^CcdilU clottlon by an onor-inonsly increased majoi-iiy that lie \onturiMl to make hl�i first net siipcch. 'Pile occasion was a ratlior mcm-r.rable onV. .Sir HcorRO Foster had 11.ado one of tliosc famous figbtioK, antl-J^aurl?r nasy .siiooclics, witli which, in 'llii;. old days, lie used to .sway (lny llonsc; and tlic debate which followed was ninniii^ stroiif^- i ly aiffriHHt tlio .ijiberalH. When, late In the (iVcniiiB, yoiins Dr. lielaiid on tlio Liberal side, the Con-servalives saw in him only a back-benclier [iiit lip lo kill time, some- Sideli^Mston French Premier Likes to Com-manc! Rather Than Persuade -Impulsive and Eloquent. ! HE FORESAW THE WAR And for Many Years Strove to j Secure Friendship of Great Britain. Dr. H. S. Bclnnd, M.P. tiling they exultantly resarded as an admis.sion by Sir Wilfrid that he had no case. But tliey were doomed, to speedy disappointment. Be-jTinnlng (luiotly, with icy self-possession, witli perfect mastery of Kng-llsh an(l a fstylo of oratory that bespoke a combination of culture and (deas, the young French-Canadian physician soon showed that there was a new force to reckon with behind Laurlbr; and before he had concluded the critics bad conceded him to be one of the moat acute lulnds as well as one of the most brilliant debaters and forceful characters In the House. Worked Up Fast FrtOJI that ijlght on Beland's rise in prestige and popularity was rapid. No man in the House w'as listened to with greater pleasure, and few ^vltl^ greater respect. Tlie possessor of a copious English yocabu-Iiiry, he had yet a touch of French accent, and that delightful, indefln-jble sometliing of Gallic oratory, which made bis addresses, always brief and to the point, a treat for the House. By 1911 ho had so far won Ills way that, with the possible exception of Mr. Ivemleux," who was mucii his senior in point of service and experience, he was accepted as the forembst of Sir Wilfrid's lieutenants from Quebec. In the House he was regarded with & degree of affection rarely enjoyed by .any member at any tinie. And no bitterness of parly strife was ever permitted to interfere with the privato friendships ho made. Even In 1012, when, during the naval debates, pa.s.'slons were stirred to the depths, and barriers grew up between old frionits. Dr. Beland remained the darling of both sides of the i-rouse.- Xo man could hit hard-fr in debate,' none on the Wberal side fli'fonde,d I he Lau.'ior policy with pri'ater veliomendo and skill, and yet through all those days of fleroo party conflict he retained his opponents' (ffectlon and respect. .Swift In re-fartee and subtlo In debate, ho yet faicly descended to mero personalities, and always maintained a gen-rrous, almost chivalrous regard for llie opinions of" his; and Ibis splendid attitude, fortified by a thariii and grace that wore Irreslst-P);-i, made him an adornment to the (louse. A Patriot to Finger Tips A Linmi\h of Die old Quebec nV seliool, treading In the ostab-Islied tradition of LatM'ier states-naiishlp, he was little of a radical, Ind less of a Nationalist. \ patriot  %tt� finger lips, lit was the natural ' King George, Queen Mary, and Family on Their Silver Wedding Day rnuE British Royal Family on tho occasion of the celebration of llie sil\pr weddin.^� anniver.viiry of Kir,-.; r,, ,ii;;p --'-.and Queen Mary. The I'rince of Wales is at the left, next is Prince Henry, ilie "navy prinre," tlu'ii I'rlinr Albert, and last Princess Mary. The photograph wa.s\-aken at Hnckingbam l'ii,lape during the celebiiiiiHi, ,ii lii. e anniversary. All the, allied nations were represented a t the fostivitics-Copyriffht, Central Xews Hfi-vicn. enerny of Bourassaism, and some of the most effective exposures of the folly and futility of ,'lhe Bburassa doctrine that have ever been uttered have fallen from his lips. In 1910, and again In 1912, lie made a number of strong speeches.-ln favor of a Canadian navy, and throughout them all there ran^ a clear note of healthy British patriotism, of appeal to the common-sense and loyalty of Iiis French-Canadlaii^compatriots. One wonders what might , have lieen had things been differejit, had fate willed that Beland should have licen by the side of Sir Wilfrid during thofte momentous days in 1917, before the "Chief" made his fateful decision on military service. But it Is Idle to speculate. It la Idle, too, to prophesy what his political future may disclose. liCt It be enough to say that no matter under whom or on which side of the House he may serve, Canada and the Kmpire will find in lilm always a loyal and earnest friend. Perhaps we may add that tho best service he can render Is to help forge a link of esteem and vnderstanding between the two great races, a task which his own broad, sympathetic character and his tried Canadian patriotism amply equip hlin to undertake. A DRAMATIC FIGURE QF all the changes wrought by the war, the most dramatic perhaps Is the lact that Colonel Arthur Lynch, M,P., Is acting as a rccrultirig officer In Ireland. Seventeen years ago, in command of an Irish brigade, ho was fighting against Britain In South Africa- On his return to this country ho was tried as a rebel and sentenced to death. To-day he Is helping to raise another Irish brigade, thl.s^time to fight for Britain. C:olonel Lynch Is wholly unlike the fighting- rebel of fiction. He Is the-most Intellcctiial figure In the Irish party, a,nd one. of Ihe best-read men In the Housi^of Commons. Ho is a physician with many degrees and diplomas, ilie author of a couple of novels,^ a mliior poet of distinction, and .the writer of many scholarly essays. For the moment he has abandoned literaturfc and politics to help in the defeat of the enemy of civilization. Who'd Have Thought It? ])^J1SS LUCiT KICMP-WELCH, H.B. A., whose paintings of horses are world-famous, engaged a maid re-conlly from tho country. She took her ncwly-acqiilred treasure over the house and enlightened her In regard lo various duties, etc. At last Ihey reached the studio. "These," said the ipainler, pausing befofo an e^ftenslve row of mascuUua portraits, "are very valuable, and you must be Vevv careful when dusting thein.' They are old masters." Mary's Jaw dropped, and a look of Intense wonder ovorspi-ead her rubl-cuTid face. "Lov', mum," she gasped, gazing with bulging Ci'os on the face of her new employer, "lor', mum, who'd over 'ave thought you'd been married all these times!" A Scotch Revenge OISTER (writing letter to brother at tho front): "And hae >�� oay-thing' else-tae say, fatherT Fathor: "Ayl �cll IJonnV thai � be comes ovitg Ton German waiter that gaed US * Anxpence fni-chfin.iio when we had a bit dinner in l.,oiidon a wiiile syne, tell him-*''"--tuk-r!.'lcadv iilm." FINE DIPLOMAT JS PAULCAPON Noted Frenchman Combines Strength With Skill and Fi inesse. 30 YEARS' EXPERIENCE Had Training in Constantinople, Which Matkes or Mars a Diplomat. F French and English soldiers 1fight side by side to drive back the Hun, it is not uncopnecled with tho llie work of M. i-'aul Cuiii-bon. Exactly for twenty years he has been French Ambassador at Albert Gate. During that loiig period ho has seen many vielssituides in his own as in British politics, but he has never swerved fi-om the line 'lie laid down. Whilst serving liis own country with conspicuous loyalty, he has kept over before him the high purpose of-Fracco-Britlsh friendship- And the cild crowns the work-typified by the heroic struggles of the Entente forces in France^ He cante lo Loudon after Fashoda. There Was .etill an uneasy feeling la the air. Memories rankled. By his personal aulhorlly and evident good will, M- Cambon cleared away the debris of misunderstanding. How well he has succeeded everyone now recognizes.* The public saw the result In the great pact of 1904, but it did not at once realize who was behind 11- When Uie full story comes 10 be written, wc shall see how great a piirt belongs to the French Ambassador. His sincerity and candor triumphed over all obstacles. Colonial auesUons having been settled by the treaty of 190-1, there remained other questloHs between the two countries. Amongst them was the support that each should give, in the event of a wanton attack upon either of them by a third parly. This was settled by letters exchanged in 1912 between Sir pldward Grey and M. Paul Cambon. It marked the beginning of a new and active ere. Mutual protection was carried a step further when, on Augui3t 2, igH, on tho eve of the invasion of Belgium, the Frnnch Aniba.'ssador -was able to assure his Government tliat t;ngland wniild not allow the bomljardment of the norllicrn coasts of France. And thcro followed, almost immediately, the Inomcntoii.i decision which flung English troops into Ihe field at Mons.' Words Were Prophetic HE became Ambassador, first at Madrid, then at Constantinople, and finally In London. It is said that Constantinople makes the diplomat, for the,Turks are paslmasters In the art of cohccalmenl. It proved true in this case, and M. Cambon established ."such a reputation that when ha was 111 his confreres gathered round his bod to consult with him- His dls-patche.�i, as they appear In n. Yellow Book, have lost nothing of their force. 11 wae ifl tho moment of the Armenian aiiissncres, and the l^rt-iich diplomatist saw through the hnllownesS Of Turkish "refol'ms." ifi.s words, too. were pi-ophelic. They are briiro-cess u( 4'uiniiui'nt ui Utie hum-, ^ quarter of a century after they were �written. It his skill in dIpIomac>- owes nothing to regular channels, 'iic. is all Hie stro-ugcr for an experience whicii, as prefect, brought him into .touch with administrative problcnis in Fi-.-nier. To that Circumstance is due, perhaps, his strong political sense, lie, Jud.ges first as a citizen, then a.-j a diplomat, and thus ho escapes the nnirow view of scAne of his profcs.'^ion.-il brethren. He is the stalcsm.nn lunifd diplomat. His strong point Is psyc-hnlogy. He Judges men and thingr, wiUi an iii-.-.tinct fortified by long ob.'-ei-vation. His information is alw.'o.-- sound-, for it comes from tho rit-rht .sniircc. His 20 years' experience as .^inbna.=.:ador has .given him a large eii-eie of frientls and correspondents wlio Keep him posted on all polnfs. Tims lii.-^ of contemporary liisiciy is unrivalled- It gives hljjii iiiiqi:ri:tIonal)le A Diplomatic Pair HIS most valued coirc.'^li.iiulont is his brother, M. ,lnli-.'; '�!aiii!)on, who riil-!s at IheH^uai d'i):-s:iy as permanent director of l-'rem-li I' policy, .lules lias been l-'i-i-nuli Ambassador at Madrid. AVashiiiqtoii. and Berlin, and l.-s ileclared lo lie a match for the iCniser. Save for tlii-ir pince-nez, "their medium heiglit an- come and .e.o. but tiie Cambon policy happily endure;-. Distinguished In ;ippeav:inci' and in his (luality of mind, ,M. l':iii! I'ambon lis distin.auislipd in lii.'-- laiigua.go. In his Idlers and speeches lie has the art of sayhtg the plain thing graee-full.v. He Is precise and a. imrist. He has made his inother toiiKue more than ever the language of diplomacy. And ye(, as w-e lune seen in Ills despatches from the Bosphdrus, lie can be stern enough and dlreot enough. V^ven when he talks to his Government, ho la noted for a, ceiiain rude vigor of speech if the occasion^war-rants it. A certain letter will be recalled, -which became enrrenl. in which he upbraided Hie peltiness of Parisian politics and its neglect of w.irn-iiigs. Thi.s ability to siieak with .til the requisite to a ciisis i.s one of his iirecious (iiialitie.-^. It separates him from time-servois and places him on a pedeslal. Anxious to Cure It 'piTR now girl in tho counting room � �' R1G.-GEX1",R.\L CORNE.f,IUS YANDERBIIjT, who was among the first to leave for I-'rance as a cidonel ill 'the 22nd U. S. Engineer.?, has returned from Hip western front to fill some Government mission. From the i.-ilpst repori.s it is stated tlial be Is to bo put in command at Camp Lewis, Washington. B.C. He is seen in this photo with bis son, Cornelius A'ander-bilt, .Tr.. a member of liip regular ai-my. who returned with him, at their home in Xewiiort before taking up their new duties. ,^ w on.I Empire was .still in existence. All ardent Republican, he saw iioi:iln.iv for jiiin to do In tlli-'j rclgn, and set sail for tlif- t.-iiitcJ State.s. There he icarn--'"d marrie.l an American Wite. Hut. .hidging from the 1. .te-s ha wrote to his family, l-'orti.iie does not seem ;, have smiled on liim in Hie -New World. The fall of the Empire and the war of isTO b.-ooght him back to 1-i-ance. He v,-as in -aris at H.e imip of the Commune, and'even had a command in the Ciarde Xationale, but lie was not a (.'oniniiinist. Later on hi.5 enemies bad Eomejmps reproached liim (injustl;- Tor not having inlerveupd (o prevent the a.s-sa.ssina-tion of General Leconte and General Clement Thomas by the insurgents. A few years afterwarils-in the interval lie liad taken his degree i:i medicine- Ills pollHcai career began. I-fe was olecterl to I lie Chamlire de.^ Deputes. To-day. as everybody knows, he has pri.ssed into the Senate. His political career ;s too well known for Hiere to be any need to insist upon it. For more than Ihirly years-except for one electoral period ill ivliich lie bad no seat In the C:iani-ber-^ho liad the reiunation of being u ''C.i.binet-'ireaker.'' 1-Air a long time he Whs sonsidered solely uk a destructive force, and regarded as the po.'!Sc:3,sor of, a mind whicli could do nothing but 'criticise, and whicli, llhe Goethe's jtesphlato-phelfrs' I'.ad only one -ivord "No," That, however, is a great mistake. It would seem that since his entrance inio Par-llnnientiji-y lite .M. Clemenceau has been guided liy two motlve.-i. On the one hand, a,? I have already said, he w-as an unconlpromiting Radical, refusing to accept any but Hie most Radical Miiiisterial program. On the oHun- i-.and. it is certain thai he has always had the conviction lha{. I'raiice would be the victi:.:, sooner or later, ot a fresli aggression on the part ot Germany. He was anJ-Ger-inaii. not. as the Germans say and Iierhups iielicve, out of a esire for ri'venge ami to get Alsnce-Lori-nino liack again, liui because, being profoundly demoe.ati/;. he was persuaded that tho ideals of^the two countnle-s'- i-'raiice. Liberal, and Germany imbued with Imperialist, a-.ilocratic. and Divine Right conviet-ior.s-would incvit-rtblv lead to the shock ot arms. Agi'iinst tho undying animosity of Germanv. lie saw no help other than that of' i-:ngiand. He never chaiigeti his oiiinion on that point; and for that reo.'.-oii he alw'ays declared himself i-e.s(diitely hostile to ail policy of colonial expansion on the, part of France';- fearln.:: Hiaf the growth of I'rciieli overseas dominion might lead to friction With Great Britain, which, indeed, nearly happened at I'^ashnda. In Ibis war M. Delca^rse bus cerltviiily been guilty of diplomatic errors; but bis great merit, which must be forgotten, lay in his having l.nown how to settle all ilie qiies:i(nis w-hieh dl-;ded Hie ti.'o ;. eat l.iberal Powers ot We.slern r-.;rope'-with (he help, and iierbaps on the ihiliallvo of King I.:dwai-d-and to adopt the l-oliey which had alw.iys been appioved b> Cleno nceiui ami G.irnbeltii. it uMift be noted Hiat. in M. Cle-mpnceau's case, this altltiidi' was-hot w-ithout danger for him. .-Vt this period there was a very powrrflil aiitl-Engllsh iiarty. whl(-li, indeed, sought at one moment to turn our Russian alliance against England. 11 was to bis I-:n,glish sympathies that M- Clemenceau ow-ed the attacks of M. Jiidet, the llien editor of the "Petit ,Toiirnal." which ruined inoinenlnl-ily his credit in the Chamber of Deputies and prevented his re-election at that moment- II was. however, quite impossible lo comprortiise him In the Panama a'falr. , , A Strong Man * SIN'CJ^ tildi he has had his revenge. The country began to understand that he -v^-as right - at least as far ns French foreign jjolicy was etfhcprned. And then the l^rench liegan lo feel Hio need for nulliorltv. anil everybody felt ibal this "Tiger" who, with one spring, overthrew a" Cabinet, wash formidable aulhorilv. Thus it came '.o pass that a few years b^oi;e the war the man who hud bccu in tlie Opposition all his life, became PresidenI riii Conseil for the first time In a flnbinet wliich lasted as long, as that of M. .Tides Ferry, formerly overthrown by him. in power he showed certain detects of icharacter. Hcjlikes lo commantt ratlier than to perSuade. He shows too clearly his coiifempt for certain men and for certain formulas. The Socialists still reproach him for the erieigy with j which he repressed the navvies' strike at Draixll. and even to-day' he seems to disdain to try to bring about a reconciliation with that jiarly. His impulsiveness, his eloquence-an olo'qiience abrupt and luring, a sort ot satirical causerio wliicli make.s one fhink ot Labouchere long ago in the House, but Labouchero much more violent, much more vigoi -oils, .and who never affects the air of it dlleUnnte-and, to crown all. bis mots, which are generally cruel and have never spared anybttdy,.not even the Presldent.^of - the,|S^publlc; ail these have made him a'great many-enemle.^. .j*intlexible will, -ivhlcb is at'-'.f-Heiservice of a, patriotism that mustlbciaclcnowledg-ed even by those':whoShsite him the liiost. 1th has also,-as';!!-.said a moment ago, ah Irresistible authority which-makes everthing bend before him.- When' one considers the force of the inertia of OoTernment ottlcts, especially in a countlT'Uk* France, where the^'Goveriiraeht servant has become nehrly all-powerfuJ and does not ivish to change anything, even when everything needs chttiifflngr, one understands that a Cleinenceau Cabinet Avas an absolute necessity- It is a Government ot Public -Safety. It will'fall like the others; nb Ministry i.s- eternal:' and this one has adversaries who keep silence in public, but ivho work against it in sfecl-et- J3ut let us hope that it will not fall before that day when the ."itifety of France, is evident to the eyds of the whole world. DAUGHTER OF FAMOUS BEAUTY Jj^VEN' behind the Honors List romance lurks. Some time ago the name of Mis. Malcolm, the beauliflil wife of Croydon's handsome M.P., appeared as tho recipient of a British Empire Medal, for nursing work. She is the daughter of the "Jersey Ijily," one of the most beautiful wom'en of. her time. Mrs. Langtry, now Lady de Bathe, whose features were declared by artists to be a reincarnation of Hie perfect Greek type. Her daughter, ,Tpanne-Mrs. Ian Malcolm-Is i tall, handsome Avoinan, withmuch of the persona! chai-m ot her lovely actress-mother. t>. THOSE LAWYERS' FEES! ]J^�RS. CAREY EVANS -who beforB her marriage was Miss OUvea Lloyd George, tells an amusing story of haw her falhei-, driving home In his dog-cart one day, canife aci-oss A lltt!^ girl to whom he offered a ittt. But she scarcely uttered a word. When she got home, she Kulit ''Ma'ma, I drove from,school with Mr. Lloyd George, the lawyer, and he kept talking to me and I didn't know whsl lo do, for you said Mr- Lloyd George charges you whenever yon talk with him, and I hadn't any money."j.t Gratitude ^ " JT "says here that a -w^ealthy "Weut-crn man has left $500,000 to th* womaii who refused to niarry him 20 years ogo," .said Mi-s. Gabb as lha looked lip froin the newspaper was reading. ; . 'That's -ivhat I call KCftUtlUl^-'l, con^menlt-d Mr, Gahb^j^ ' * ' ^ ;