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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta .TTTTC ITKRATJX CANADA HAS ABLE LABOR MINISTER Hon. Gideon Robertson a Labor Leader of the School of Gompcrs. IS SANK AND LOYAL He Is Proving to Be a Tower of Strength to the Government. W" Ity M. f! H.M'T A N' u'LKAKV, i-J'n ( a wave or social and Industrial unrest intllm; hV'T the count iv, tinea t eni im fcouoni le pa rn I v i.; and war *� f fort as well, lion. * ;i*i*-**Ti I InYerl sou, repre-wututlvu of labor In tho rablnef, is provlniv ii tower of stit'ml'ih ;it 'Minna. I'nr the past wrr-k or two Mr. KohertMon has. in addition t�� hi � nlhcr duti'-v, been acijluT .MlnkUl' "1 1 iiihor (Mr. I'ruilicis hei n;v on a ini�-iioii in tin1 u fM > and th" vk'i.r wkh h In- lni.-i infused into t he work of Ik'.-' i tf |t;i rt in.' n 1. ! In; I act, I'lriniio: :i a ml :.'ilii| ronittiuii sense In- has dispki;. in dealing with d-s; n- i a t e|y ilelicat** : � t 1 ion;:. In.I t the Labor ! ieps.rttu� uL since it:; * rent ion, li'ii y fa rs a l* >>. When Sir KmImn. thnden fii-t appointed Mr. llohi'it: rni to tin; Senate, t'nuadkm, despite the : Inmf iny,:. PAGE ABOUT PEOP Sidelights on Men and Women in the Public Eye PERSHING A MAN OF FEW WORDS Listening h His Favorite Stun', and Lverybody Talk-13ul: 1 lint. HF. IS A HARD DKIVLK A Good Story Is Told of I low His Qtiick Results Aston- J ished \- rcncli Lnginccrs eminent pre.,a, i\ With (lie M'- phoe I. c Was . :, { labor ;>-Ih'u1, liokl-\\�hat fi inn thai cku a :a nv/.ation w h idi rum- prises t he Trade ^ress. ami, m tin-�i 11 ope n vi'l'r i in it u.i' ami end i la Utnwa that ott. , twti then ami .'til! h-ddm:; hij;h rani, ri the Canadian lahor wm hi aspired ror the kormr. Mr. Kobertsun, how-.'�vcr, did not pi rinit litis undisguised Mita;:oiii.";ii front his own class to m-lerlW u with his ndvoi-ary nf their :,iuse. Tin- first won! he uttered on ihe floor ot the S� liate was ill ili'ft'lir.! if the rights of lahor, ami -��� Hcci- hi.-; ;ir.,*iiineM�a-, so J'air imi moderate hi-- imiaiip-r of pitfantt-inK (Jjt'ji), that i'\i.-n ;i;ii"m;' those who lould not ret; i-yn t i .line l'i tin :-uiTa. . vai * * T u a a.hnost : wampetl th" \a '�'iil'Nin 11 n : : t t.-.-i in. d up it ya rtl of ti . M t-an wk i! iiad (.:ot;. of the Fiibrnnr Tiiei t upon tiny us. d i! for taklni.; th.-ir >i-,\  >anl tin- Ti iuini 1mi\ r-r ni a in inn n i lion, \\ i i1', i ^ ; para; ua, m in "f, h j*n te: a t,d t� erny on V pounder.-*. 'l'h mail" four trii^1 fr.nn tln-ir I'-lnmt to i;n> trawl.-r wlik viippli.-.-. Tki.i o knur.. Tiny ]iu t'ini. tv.i my of tioir nn n, i .'ill (krmanr. on�l. Tin* Hun! and ti .loui'.sid" ��' �'* W:,H ^^'oiiisu i-rf k wim wrote "tin1 rhiM in fuxh^r of ihn n v-i, ,iid. j '"-^ l';M'I'y "Ji h'M-intr of tin- Korcmvrlt family it Is ; tra"i"'-'- i *^n,,','i,';*" f-tliJi)'-' *n t> th'i proud jiosse d for tin t. Aft'l" i'dWllli; h, t\\ e. tl mlb a \\ t> fill In wllh t'.e A. 11 uhby. pa rtly i1 ; Xatlomil Kit i'hooin r took FAMOUS FRENCH DUELLIST DEAD ;i ti 1 wlill- all | l:cpt oi:-Int.. � i.;i'.. I! rill;I l>!ti. t:'in-' c.'il.t;i!n v. . n: 1-' '^i ;ind i -I'llOOIl. !>> .Mr. I homcgucx, an Old-Fashioned i He Who Is Taken Alive h S\s-ashbi:cklcr, Passes Away at the A"e of 72. 'Tri:K.-'..>rr-: finn. nr.A a ;i!H'Ml* :i;mi'- h;i:i Im-.-ii I'.'Tiimv-� 1 t'ri.iii "I'nrifl.-iu lif. mul thf i mnilt.u:ic. �i it i!i ;l r\!i>; 1c i.-i lii.. that I'.iri? ml.I h: t \v i.. 11. mi.I- I Enemy of Ignorant Isms \'rinn " 0 stroll", imU-eil kad become hiti po-Hitlon in tlitt .Senato t hat tho .Minister, in Incnrporatii^: la-jui* into his tiew w'abtnet, siiujily toUlH not ip.noi *� hhn; this d.-sptti. iho faet.tkaC thv.* ruoru radical wiiiK >f thi) laborltes both secretly uml ipenly ilciittiinr^il Jiohertsmi an a nero tool tu' thu i'on:a ivati\t> parly. Ah :l Cabinet .Minister, however, Robertson has been the tool of no tarty or party leader. As the repic-icnlatlvtj of labor jn Hm .Ministry, huso who know sonn'thinp; of what .ruiiHpiivs behind tin; scenes In ut-':r,Vii known that he has be. n it stnr-iy, if fair, chatupimi of Hie )i>;ht;; of (iioso lie reptosouts. As tiio iir-sl real nhor leader to sit. in Cabinet, council, tin; Cabinet Minister "� posst-ss !if8i-hajul knowlede," of what labor cith Hced.i uml wants, he has keen a *o\ve.rfn| b-avett (tn\v;iril bnnuiuj; the i.; "iVt-riuinMii the strilunu of u '.Liter halniiee between t:inpluyers� and uupioyos. And > low ly, but no no the ess Murely, ho in winnim;1 the coin-tie In con tide net; of (*a mnlfa n hi hut*, i'thiilllK it. I"1'. wilhuitt invitinK Iwi'i-.illty or inisplcion from capital, l-'ur i Idle lahor is licKinuim;' to recognize a him a sincere, thuunk couse.rvativu, iilvocatu lit it:* cam e, eni|doy�ra ( aii-n-cciati) him a� a labor leader of the SoilipPrn' inoliUl, a friend of the le",lt-muto aimn of tho vm-khiK classes, nit it hu'orn 4:iu>iny of .'ncialkni, l.ol-llievism i�r of any oi 'or ism that 'In i vch upon if: no rain, e and ran U:� to U-sti'oy Urn loi;lt Inuile fruits of mei'K.v, 1 nil us try and eiiterpri:>c. l-'runi hi-1 hk a K'-h'r.raph opnrntor it a lnmlcst. waK'i t * * liuin^ onn of Iho foremost niemheis in a (lovern-nnnt charKfl with conductin^' i'un-\du'h sharu in Iho niir.hlieHt war in i i story, is a far cry. hut Sciuitor ^ohcrisun han not boeu spoiled by his narvoloiirt tratisforinat ion, It was aid of Kclr Hardio that he luileil the tahu'o hccatiso ho rememhored tin? tit. That Is tho impression out* kois if (ihleoti Kohcrtson jim he tstlll ninfili'S Willi I he crowd in a. down-own lunch, instead of HecompuiiyiuK lis Cabinet cnlleiie.ueH uu, i"U(llo unniKuoiiii repasts of iho � llldenn :iu)'. a�l." and bri.-f no- lead with l In; N-r-' with v. 11 i c h th'-;.' e read t he tory of a hi ;u e ilk in l..:tle. It n-.-.m-d as �d to ;i|t|i been i\ed by it in the days when "Tari-i ni in" and " 1 km 1 vardier" retained i r an t O'ln 11 um men n; n jr. T i-d:iy e-e t.-rnis are Vut ci-l Theme.:nix, the ia^t of tlie bold ind chicalious siiiriNnuMi of Krance, sissed away, ei-llpsed b}- the ehlvMry later day. r; who Im i;� 1 traitor to tl 'Jabrie'o j i mplnenble in war a. i: It ma\ be raid oi - Cajit. Mijhrr, of llir "'J'fiumiih.' l-imi'il li�to t:ali'-.D." 'J'hi' t-ul.niiti-lti.. caiitaiii iiskr I l-tjun-iittK-rLMl thi- i.itiUliti;' Anii'i'li-an Cru'HT Pan 1>U-ki', uml sliuiv off | his irallanlry lo plineesaeH. 'i'hi:; ^^a';;e 11 x. who (111. \m that mi le him the talk ..f eon-tinenls. li.' eh'.lleim--il tin- eel.-br.ito.l Ti-of. I'ini. ili'l'i.-'l tne M-i.-ntit'ie aw i.rilsni.-n of (.wry .'iniri in l-^lroi.e anil l.y mera .la rlii'-.-.-v,-:t reck less to as - -.mtfoiij;lit ��\. ry :. .i \'.*f::a i-V lu- in.-t. lie possi-ss-e.| extra..r.ii..-t t > eonltu-^.'i an:l a .' u-pr.-ine eont.'iiipl lor tieatlt. Mis Mi'i'tiKllt was that of a man of thirty; In- w as S'-v. ttt '-two. _ | 'I'lie war mul all Its IiIbIiIv spe- I ei.a llz.-.l an.l i.-rril.l.. inaehiiiel y, whleh Uil'.:; :ilt!n)U::!i il M'''s n-�t 111- tulvr-1 m� If i sury. li'ii! itr.-ally air.-.'ted this apostle tlie ! "f lite swor.l. The fire and steel p�ceh to 1 of Cal.r he i:;iv.: to hi:; r : with a nam. 1. : nlKhtmare int.. t of the reader-a: of tn.iclironlsinM J firan.l su- men to the h.'.:t;,. the name of tile I.. For ie.\nin;n;:i . exist -Keanty ai.-.l i i ountfy. It mriy .'le 11' tliat tntr;.' a t ripl'- tntiirtle of his renins ^ . ry r....:s of ..-loiiRs to the warrior and the artist. Art, aeeor.'.inir t.. 11'Annunzio, U the supreme ndventuie of tho Intellect. Cleat artists arc marauders. There are no shut doors, n.. t'orhidden rentes to tl Shakespeare, a V.luke, n. Tial'/.ae, a W'.-itrner, a D'.Uuitnizio. The latter in his suiierb ee,..; nl declares that the world exists f..r hint alone; that all that has been heard, Been, fell, known, are only colors for his pal-el te; that the world has only meaning ! in so far as H can be written about, sunt; about, put to music or eUrni*-ed on canvas. and Inst tenet - the -�ake. All is loot to iv.i: War in only a lie The II I stupefied him. he was lost tiuildst it , , ,, . , , i all. lie still dwelt within the bl'.ell- sabl that that warship was torpedoed , ||arJ. ,,,,,.,.,,,,.,,ls ,f u,. mm.h,. a(i,.s and not mined, and that it was Ills I ;U1,| t|M. ,.,,urt.'Sics of Fontenoy. An U-boat thai had also sunk the llattie j em'oro.-.l iiiaeih'liy saddened him at a time when others were wrltlnK the I history of an era of ivallantry. .such Tin: ciiAKcus aiu:. |le llio nverngo man luul his llfo to llvo over ho would probably tualic wore mistii^m tlmu ovai-. H. .lennliii-Ts, Slainplttf? his foot on tin: dee It and looklnsf (lou'nu'.'ird.s, lie | said, "he had the captain of that j vessel doivn there." lie appeared to! be much umu;;ed In ri tiding reports I of how many times bis own sub- I murine bail been rammed and sunk j tiy vessels arrlvlne; al American ports.' Cinitlniilii^ bis .story, Can-lain Jlylu'e. bald. "I was anm/.eil to sco two lut'Ko tUationary niinii fired on deck-one forivard and one aft. nuns were (it least elyliteen feet lun jv in my est iuiulion, and looked to lip capable of hantllljiK' a cruiser. Tho I lun fcklpper said he iviim three nioiit'.ni out, uml Unit be w'tis ivuiiiK lo sloii another two mouths in order lo annihilate tho fkihlniv fleet on the banks, and he would be no I'russlan officer If lte did not .succeed. Amonu' other thliif;.-; taken from the "Triumph" by the U-boat eonintandei' was a Imteli of Iloslon, New York, .Montreal and Toronto papers, willed were read with (treat Interest by the Wl'CW,". as ev mi Tlionici,'cuv himself admitted he bad ii-'*.. r dreamt of. The iiulet and peaceful death of this knight errant contrasts very markedly with his tumultuous existence, lu lite days of I.otiis ,\1V. Klchelieii would have banded this fieri-., duelist over to the ex ( itloner. In tHo 'fhlrd llcpuhlle Tlioni"v,.lix will siuttily be remembered as a sinod fellow-and Thonie>.;eux would wish it no better. THRIFT ^.1110 wan comely and a widow, and, moreover, she wan Scotch. She. mourned Macintosh, her lato husband, for eluhteeu months, and then from a, crowd of suitors eltose lionesl, homely Maelntiro for her second. "I'm no (tulil oiioukIi lor ye, dear:" lie whispered. "What for did yo eboose mo out o' sao niony'i" "Ah, wee!, yo nee, yoiir luune's Mao-1ntire." "Ves, but-" licKan tho bewildered suitor. "An' ye ken," finished the widow', "nil my linen's marked 'Mitel.'-that'u It is his firs! world for Art's lihn. And the branch of Art. lie is n met (a! a:-is) ocrat and will never he belovi.t .[' the mob, al-tho*Hrli tho heroic supeiinan of Italy, lie loves the stranee, tlie abnormal, the exceptional. II" would rip the veil from lsjs, if he could find lsis or the veil, lie knows that a.lii-n-lure is better than truth, for the first thrills, while the latter slays. itabriele D'A nuum'.io is tlie essence of the Latin Geuim -a. soul of flame and steel; a vlht atIntr. intoxicated imao,'lnaUo!i t'.tat creates .'nins, hells j!i;::it:: :h.a! ." �� demonic and trausf laural Iiik. In war or in peace lm Is the stuff out of which posterity fashions Immortals. REAL FOLK IN FICTION ivlij-, Donald,"- . T OHO HOSFiSUl'.V is tho Lord I.ln-lithuow- of Moilcy Rolict-lK' novel of that name, and that distinguished Irishman, .Mr. William o'Jlrlun, M.T'., is llio Kennedy Hohan of hlu own work, "When Wo Were Hoys Together." it Is Keuerally allowed that Mrs. .Vsuuith was tho oiiginal of ono of Mi.) leadliiB characters in V, Hcu-snii'a "Dodo," and that tho nuehess of KuUuiul figures In one of Mine. Sarah (..'rand's books. An old nonagenarian parish clerk, probably now' dead, flK'nvi'M In Marie Corelli's "Cirnl'si Hood .Man." uml � Itudyaril Kipling is confessedly "Beelle" In "Stalky and Co." lu Ilavdy's "Toss of tho D'Urhervll-les," the brilliant Cuthbert. Clare, brother of Aimel Claro, who is at ('ambrldKe, and later a professor, In llio Klfvlit Key. Hundley Cure (11 yn Moult', tlie present revered Blshoi. of mirliaiii. 1 """' '.....  month:! are. Tho coo! sunshine r.f an exceptionally dry August floods r.ondou v.fflt a delicious li:;!if.; with the .-.ini-uin,. t.-elinir tiie tiile of war i. is definitely t nrnod. I'lirouph the papers .-oni" daily reports- ota new victory and sometime-movincr ami t iirillli.s,- tales of the h.-r.lie. resie/nation of tie- T-'roneli poi.ulation. on one hnnd. when flee-i;u: from Amtene'. .and. on tho oilier, when retiiriiing to their ran-p more i-.-i.-rue.l Ixtmeo. Tlie feneral tamper is I., hrnore tl watc'o tlie aii;auiic arrivals or Ainer ican soldiers and t.. think only tl-.e hi,-,-.- definite ir not. (inly victory. In a limil.-tl reuse war is less an oh-.msuo!1 Hi-in similarly dome .tie lities. .ItidiririK from the papers, you isiahf t/unl: the exultation over the .-u.-ces.; ,-t lli" front had redm-ed all Knirlisll i>..liiieal life to absolute stagnation. .Most all lli- unofficial politicians ha\e left Ixuidoti i*..r tli" '.'Olf eoutses or l lie seaside, and officials who are too busy witii war work to leave remain at their .l..s!.s nine daily nioro thinner and mono yellow of eomploxien: ) un-derneath all this there iroes alone; ."tiadily and silently |.t-pa t a t i, .ns for the conline; political stlUf-reh. of tlie ueneral el"ction. Lloyd George's Objects - l.OVll r,i:nr.C,i: is a man of intense concentration, which usually isolates him from all subjects except one, and that, the l.attlefront. with its fluctuations every second, is sufficient to produce that, isolation. P.nt hi.; restless mind always is intensely interested in politk'S. and the master of all Us straleay is never too isolated to foriret all about politics, lie has three objects at the moment. Tim first is to win the war; the second Is that, l.loyd C.eorste shall win It and that he shall be I'remler for several years after the wai and control th:* whole ti tit-k of social and political reconstruction that .must follow. Only two problems eon-front, this proeram when it shall pret to election, which, If oeciirriiiir now, would certainly nive lilm the Vre-mierslilp; secondly, on what proe:rain will lie asuc the confidence of the country.- lloth questions are worry-inir all political parties, and both are tryins," to force his band. This is called "the saVillK' of his soul." The same words have different nieaniuvts in different parlies. A Liberal like ('. I'. f-'eott, the only Liberal .ionrnalist who still liiuitts on to l.loyd Oeorne. by skit, and teith, and other Liberals interpret tlie "savintr of Lloyd (leoi'/re's soul" as keepinu him to tome shreds, at least, of the old Liberal doetrines. such as lloine Itule and free trade, while the Tories mean t.. force him into the abandonment of both. Protection, hum' discredited and overwhelmingly defeated at all last three neueral election!', hits nalned an enormous new stremttli nine" the war bettaii, especially through the now universal conviction that is a part of (ierninn warfare against thn world, with military Instead of trade methods'. Within the last, fortnlcht a new-force in favor of driviniv Lloyd tiecrpro Into protection lias come with tlie arrival hero of a lar^o dolc-Katlon of colonial journalists, who i'oine front countries where protection is the creed of nil political parlies, and preferential treatment by the mother country Is tlie clamorous demand. William Morris Hughes, the pe.-.-li pl-olui-e.- in  *lis probl" .-t with hot! u'eltinir Hi many as possii prmeip' I'. wilt he seen t h political parties .-r for t h.-niselves i-: V. In th" meantime. it tlie .' oul all tne  tryitu;- to save iv elusive, what has become Australian I'remler, already ban set the colonial pace by speeches which have aroused llio Liberals to violent aiiKcr by denoiincinK all free irail-i'l's as aiitl-Hritlsh and, in effect, pro-Clertnaus. At a banquet M'iven lo the colonial journalists last week 1 heard a Now Zealaudef shout amid cheers that free trade wan dead. Tile .Manchester Guardian, an the chief oi'K'iu of Iho srent city where free trade was born, treats Mr. llujthes as a tub thumper with no real knowledjie of economics, a; d unkindly rcinlndluiv li'in that bin own Australia, excludes tho Koods of the mother country in of Herbert ('. a;-.mith, formerly IT nii.-r.' is la- dead or is he si.'"pint;V So far as- ids oven al'itu.i.- is eoneeru-,..] tlie question retuaius an unanswered riddle. l'e plays his Rolf ill the mominus and passes th" eveninns ui'i'iiik' his innumerable friends. Ills ouinii' rea.liio;, his knowledsve of fhe elas*;i."' and modern literature and his easy, placid temperament make an ideal table talker, but when earnest political friends visit him. aux'.ois i... build elect huieerinc; platforms or or^ani.'.e m.-otinsvs. they tind Mr. Asqultb irrcsponsi\'" and wary. 'i'he detached old politician lurtis the con\eisa t ion lo the architecture of tiie days of tin- tleorsves or to the literature in the day of Ooeen Anne. The -.ouilots no away disappointed and almost s,-i\.'iKe to look els.-wli. re for a more active leader. Hut .Mr. Asqiiifh, apart, from hi-; Iclluirnie teiuperaineiil, has always loun.l til" old policy of to wait, and see the sure, allhouaii sits-,-, way to ultimate iri'iniph. lie may prove 1.. be wiser than his critics. Meantime in his : uiiburtir. perfc. t health i j he looks serenely out oy-r the I t loubleil world. THE SECRET OF SUCCESS "U'lIAT is the ye.-ret "!' s'. .'cc-asked the Sphiu\. "Push," said tlie Lniion. "i'ake pains," said the Window. "Always keep cool." said the Ice. "I'.o up to date," said tho Calendar. "Never Inure your head.'' said tile Uarrel. ".Make llB'itt of cvorytlilnir," said the Fire. "Do a drivliiK business," said the Hummer. "Aspire to greater tilings," said tho Nutmeg. "l-'-lnd a wood thine,- and stick to it." said tlie clue. Red Badge of Safety Is the custom of our Tommies on active .service t.o polio fun at staff officers. ' Iteeeiuly two very much disKruuU-ed privates were waditiK about a muddy /rcncli in Klnmlers, when a lordly l.eim: in a. red-banded cap stalked haiiKhtily l.y. "Whv, who's that'.'" asked one, when (lie lordly one was out of liear-.iiU'. 5 "Stall' officer." tersely remarked tho oih.... "What' A nlaff offlc.-r'.' Out here In a front-line trench'."' "Sure!" Slv stars!" ejaculated tlie first "I ho that. h. in the our Al Gets Quick Results t-:m;i:al lkkshixc, pans w,c v oni.-! . o Krudpincly. in l.i-,t ;-. like w ork for biiu te h in public, �wh'-ii l.e ,. i- exi>.'eted to Fay moi � i.i'. \Vli"n h� tuad'i a 1'icpus Ceni8t�ry in l-r iiirth of July, l'.'lT, it :: ;'p. ech at all. It was a \.u-.�leKi' pc, and T would llkft to say i: ie on this, soil of Fruiieu ami .'i-l:oi.l of the French hero., eritau soldiers may learu t. 1T return fur her _ generous utUaleuion J speaker. "1I�8 pcaeo been aeolarettr. battle and to vanquish for the lihe'.'t:' of I'.ie world." That's all there wa: - there was:. I any more. Staudinic b.forc the tomb of the irrcat Lafay.-lie in tins same cemetery, Ocneral l'erslon.;- said: "Lafa;-ette. We're her.'.'" Could an etiilro v-diuno luwe said more than'* When h" wa.--. in r,,e Philippine^, the uicknaine ..f "lllaclc .lack'' w a "reuchnuuw* ".Sorry, but I must have, tho connection lninlo at once," replied Pershliic, and with that he save n few nnnpny commands to some of I ho qtilelc-tvit-ted American eiiK'Ineera, and In n jiffy they were on the job with coils of 'wire, which they paid out by means of automobiles. Almost before tho French oiiKlneoni knew what had happened, a temporary connection was established with the camp, and (icnerul Pei'shiutr wu.s calmly TssuinA' oriler.s over the phone. ".MervelHeux'." was tlie admlrluK eomiiieiiL of tho asloiiniled Freneli-miin, o.yk on Tin-: otiiiu:. ^yi-: often licnr of a middlc-agcil mini, but novoi- a mitldlo-agctl woman. A "-^iii is either youug or old. ;