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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta _______ t- --____ HE WAS INVENTOR OF COPPER TOES Newman Silveiihorr.e Fortune Out of Them, But They Have Disappeared. A STRONG CHARACTER Has Been in Turps Mill-Mao Adventurer, Lumberman. Miner, and F armer. By JAMKS SKELTON-. T, yEWilAN SII.VEhTHOnNE, o [Ski .Sonmiervllle village. Is one o those notably strong, kee characters which the pioneer days o Ilils country produced. Horn In r.l his falhcfs home on the Etobl- i-okr but a rnllo frv.n where clinds his present home, he has ocen la lurns adventurer, lumber- man. Inventor, 'mining cxutrl. and farmer, and In all'a philosopher. At twenty his'wandering bcjsn, nnd wo .ijnd him'down South In Chaitanobga operating a saw mill for New England concern. Ills employers were ship builders In a. large way. nnd his woik wns lo get nltoducecl by Lloyd George by Meeting Statesmen at Breakfast. frank Talk Haa Taken tKe Place of Cold. Dignified Cor- respondence. T'lIlS w? fare. out limber of a grado especially ndaplcd lo shlp-bulldlns'purpose! J'lno planks ono hundred and fifty feel long and upwards ivere sawn from Ihc giants ol Iha Georgia for- nnd so shaped In Ihc sawing ns lo conform to the lines of a snip's tldo. Hut malaria and heat drove the- Canadian northward, lo llio. enor rnous foresla ol pine In northern Ml cblgou, Wisconsin, nnd Minnesota, where he continued his milling op 11 was al Ihls tlbe. while Iramp Ing tho wilds In search of a sullnbl location nr.d walcrpowcr tor n mil that his observation and ready In- vention brought him good forlun The native .grass'he found extremcl hard on shoe leather, and In his Ion trudges Ms boots, particularly th toes, of them, shoe-r shops In thai region wcrt few a'n'd far apart. It bothered htm. One ov-cnlful dny, being reduced lo ci- Iremily. he sal dow.i on a log and took stock of hi! camping outlit. He decided he could sparo one old tin cup; so he cut this In halves'with Ills Jack knife, and roughly shaped over tho too ol each boot nnd lied It Ihere. Eureka! Ko was born the Idea of the copper loe-cap, which yas soon lo 5WCCI, counlry. Stole Ha Idea 1 nliT 'he Inventor's reward, wn I D not lo come without elrugele When he goV.naolc.to Forl Churchll was walking, .down Ihe tr.il EW DIPLOMACY IS VERY HUMAN I HOLLWEG WAS A DISMAL FAILURE RUSS ARMY SAVED BY PEASANT GIRL Ex-Chancellor of Germany Wa Weak and Changeable as a Ruler. Marie Bochiareva Is Regarded as Russia's Joan of Ate. UNFIT FOR POSITION SHE SHAMED THE MEN He Was Very Ignorant of Fo eign Affairs and of Other Nations' Characteristics. Then Formed Women's Battalion. HE li Russia's Joan ol Are. H namo Is Marie Bochkareva. I origin she Is a peasant girl, cccupatlon Ihe commander ol I Russian Women's Legion of Dea Tbe tlory of her life and her nccon ulsbmentB reads like n fairy Inle. Head of Greek Government and Commander of Allies m Greece lo rlghl; Eleulherlous Vinliclos. the lorces Greece. Norwegian Comraitsion Head OPKCIAI.LY posed -photograph 'ol Iho famous Dr. Frldlof N'anson. orweglan eililorcr, who recenll) rived In Ihe United Stales. Ihe Norwejlnn ead wllh the L'nlled SU.es re- her new export rcEUlatlons so ,t supplies urgently needed In orway can lie shipped. Wllirone-lhlrfl of Its fhlpplne ago sunk by U-boats larvo and ceaso to exist ns a na on nlcss America permits iron lo be sent to Norway, o'dsfuffV and Iron" laid Dr nomyo Germany Is tlsh nnd we do that ol supply before the war." angled by the shoe manufacturers ake, children's shoes wear twice as Sl Good nlfiht! Nothing u never sec them now. PUnlinj. Groves years ago Xcwinan Sll L vcrtliorne returned to Ihe larm Al Sommervlllo he has. one thousand cres of tho finest land under Ihe un and Ihe yield Ihls season Is a ecord-brcakcr. Dehlnd Ihe bam Is patch ol corn which Is fairly jump- ns- and nankins Ihe lawn aro nansbYt'urtzelB, sugar eels "would'moke ahv hungry cows moulh.walor. These are Mr. Sllvcr- Ihorhe's" pride and his' special 'care, vhnt lime he Is nof'Tvslchlns the progress of his pet projecl-rthc ce- dar grove. he returned ,lo .the paternal acres atlcr halt a century-of wan- dering, conditions'had changed from Iho days of his youth. ;The bare hill- side ol Ihe where had once Elood-lhe forest primeval ol soaring pines', .offended his eye. He delennined lo -with ever- greens. SO, ona day In spring, ho basket and spade" and repair- The greatest manltestaU hal has been witnessed In Ilu since the first days ol Ihc rcvolu was ono that took place on Jul when Ihls ruallc, carried on Ihc a of a soldier and a sailor, covered with ribbons and showers ot flowers, and followed by her valiant battalion, was through Ihe streets of 1'elro- grad. wllh music and Jubilation. Tho crowds lined tho streets -and cheered her, as was only customary when the Czar showed hlmsclf- Marle Ilochkareva, or Elmply Yash- ka as she has been christened by Ihe men o[ the regiment to which she be longed has got much ol her spirit from her father, who throush the whole bt Iho TurKlsa war and was left a cripple lor life Her mother was a hard-working wo man, with live children, ot whon Vashka was the oldest, and sho ha lo go out washing and cooking 1 earn enough to clothe and feed Hi nock. When she was sixteen years old he parents seized the first opparlunl parcn ol getting her married. She ne knew llic' man, but.luckily as time wore on they grew very. Jond of each were very happy. "At first Ihcy'b'olh sen-ed in -'a .shop, and lhanks lo Ihclr fru- Haig and Wellington Converse IDE comes our readers must decide for themselves: W.-Oood morning, Sir Douglas, how are you keeping In these days a, well as can be. Let's thou won a great balllo a W-Tes, there has not been m.ny bailies much fiercer. II-Happen not, but there are some been as bad, .nd-happcn worse The other day we drove the Hun, hack fltleen mues on an e snlc.n mllo iron! and I don't know how many Huns w, capchei-cil, nr.d I care, so long as I capchcr and kill some more. W.-How many did there look lo be capchercdl II-Oh about killed and 50.000 capehered. W-Yo'u made a great success. Not a quarter ot one or e, hall n whole one. Tho bailie of Waterloo was bad HE London Chronicle cs'.lmal Hclhminil-IIollwR. lllc [I" Chancellor ol Germany, as follows: At the comparatively urly of vl Thcobold Von Ikthminn-IIollwcf. Ihe filth Imperial German Chancel- lor.'rallrcii from his great oflicc. .forsaken by his frienda and pursued by tho Implacable hatred ind con lemr.l ol his powerful cnimlcs. Ilifmarck. In Epito ol Imperial nc sk-ct. rejoiced lo tho last In a wide circle of enthusiastic friends: the In Caprlvi lived ar.il died In llohenlohe, ing senility when ho retired, grral r.obto who never took hlmsel or others seriously, but alwn: rroundcd by troops of and wo- en ot his own stamp; Ilulow. dip- malic and debonair, was, and re- Bins, a. frcat social figure. But sinks Into A 1-ORKKJN OHSEHVKIt. 'ilia which hn radically Ihc methods ol war- also alltrins. Ihousli .ioie slowly, the of diploma- cy The direct contact o! menl... not orly by contorencts where allied Ministers dfllbtrile losetnei. Lut by fre.iuont Interviews and the .rvallon o! ptrsonul relations favor- Uc lo tlio closest co-operation, Is a r.tiv fact, lllslory has noth- f like It, 1C you except such great ar councils ll.at of Chillllon, In S14 when the fate ol Napoleon was cakd. and mepllnss, from time lo Inif between which wero upposed to be epoch-making ID Ilia Ivis of Ihelr juiLJccli. Mr- I.loyd-Ueorco Is Ihe man for hat ulrecl ond personal diplomacy. He wan born for It. not oaly because he Is by nature a. diplomat and con- clIlMor. as he has more lhan onco proved In home poiltlc-'i. but be- came theso new methods aro really hls own. To begin with, bo dislikes a long c-ichingc ol letters, nolcs, or memoranda-all the paraphernalia of diplomatic routine. Nothing hut writing, of course, can make tho points In a proposal or a convention ob- uilly without a friend to do him onor, a lonely philosopher who ever'felt al home In tho hurly-bur- of office, ivhn was unfilled by na- ure and Inclination lo ossumo the eavy lond ol vast responslblllllcs. he succeeded the adroit nnd pons n clour nnd detlnllc, but beyond that Mr. Lloyd Oeorio hac no belief In docrnnenU; ho believes only In men. Uehlnd the stature, he likes to riad a. physlosnomy and n character. As ho Is fond ot saylns, he will Itarn mero In nn hour's conversation than through two months' correspondence. jalilythey wero mori' alile io open a enlly In camf Ibo and crea Ml slxly-elEhth birthday, has been SoIdkrTwoYiart eclcd wlln the court, anil ,his WM ,he jiamuess o assed, and Ihen she got Iht _ enjoys Ereate. popu 0 cnd (0 all brought In he had been killed In somewhat unscrupulous Htl- ow eiqht ago the world won- crcd at his appointment, and still wonders. He was a tried nnd fralncd officla1.. a. scholar, was credited with honesty and the faculty for tak- ng ruins. As Jlaisislrato o[ a rro- dlslricl. na 1'reaWenl ol Brcmburg. and as Imperial Jllnlslcr ol the Interior, he had laboriously mounted Ihe official ladder, high, U Is Irue, In Ihc Kaiser's CBloenl. but having mode no Impression on his compalrlols eilher ns a remarkably flcicnt bureaucrat, or as a slales- an ot initiative and Independence- Ills appointment as Imperial Chan- cellor Irritated the entire nation. It a limo when Germany was steer- ng lowarrts foreign complications ot ic gravest kind, and when the Slate f affairs at home demarmrf a sleadj and euro hand al Ihe helm, sympa- Newman Silverlhome a grove, and from Iho loam '.undcraealh dug up somo tiny seedllnge. DibMu In hand, he went over Ihe offending hlll-sldc. planting' V trine Ol Ion Ihousand young cedars, tamaracks, hemlocks and pines-hut chlclly ce- dars. --V Practically every one ot Ihe seed- lingJ came Ihrough thesummcr... suc- cessfully, so In the succeeding fall he determined to prepare for nnolhcr experiment. Tho ncsl tlmo he vlsllcd action on.Slay 2S; 1016. At once sheLonUct wllh him. went lo her parcnU nnd Bald: I prolcsslon, Lord Slam- have dccldedMo-go lo the fronl, ana considerable active tw- vou will ellhcr hear ol my dealt, or the sword for i glory. through the mct-'a_shoo Iravelcr, and to hlm-he' showed the Tho travel- Idea: Then' merits of his Invention, cr. ol course, slole.'hls' followed Ihe famous.Sllverlhorne vs. Mllehel foUghl'lhrpugh two courts and finally In lavor of Ihe real Inventor.' '..Knn yet he was ur aeninsl >m- .nlmily every- thoo rnanufaclurer whom ho npproached- turned him dowri. "JlnXe shoca last two-or three llmw as .long, you.Mrl' ed. In plfecL "And you.es- cxpc. tho blacksmith ho brought horn wllh him some croply nail kegs and Into these he. packed av.-ay stv crnl hushcls ol walnuU, bullcrnuls hlckorynnti and mlxljit Ihem, wllh sand nn manure. The kegs were headed u and' burled over winter, about, si Indies below tho surface. Nex spring, when.potaloV. wa :6rward, he dug'uii.'nrirt. opened; Ih kcgi. The nuts had nil sprolilcc TnkW lliem'but tdU.h'e' field, n ri river hollom, h6 dropped 'lliero wl Ihc'.po'.alocs, a. every fourth hill, and during. Iho cultivating sea- lory." lighting Gunnfi Kor .wo j.C3I3 she lived In the and later bewma A.D.C. to Sir Kholl... nc'hes'and'ioughl like a man. She -woo, s been wounded llirce llmes-ln her When a, wa, llrst olferod H.e and back. The last TANNERY TO PEERAGE members ol the' peerage had a more romantic career Iha Lord Allcrlon, Iho chairman ol th Great Northern rtallwoy. and one o[ the mast popular noblemen In Ihe North ot England. Tha son of a tODner who ran small business In Leeds, his lordship heiio Insight Into the condition ol Ihc people, and understanding for tho hinga whicli make for librrty anO progress. Weak and Groping UT IJethmann-Kollweg lackwl IJ every qualification for his of- fica Of foreign affairs acd their conduct he wae abMluleiy Ignorant, was said that In the early days ol s Chancellorship no was In the bit of poring1 ever maps for nours Whal he wanls Is decisions. Acllon is what he Is craving for. Is It not easier for two men to como to a prompt conclusion they have met and dlecussed the wholo matter log-lrcr, than after an endless ci- change of arguments nnd obJ.cUons through the post? The. old diplom.icy Is more clanor- nlo and somewhat slower. II thcro wero no cholco except between that and what Ulsmarck used lo call "diplomacy In shirt a man ol Mr, I.loyd George's temperor.icnt certainly would, not have a momcnl'a hesitation. There can be. nothinG simpler lhan his reception of lorclgn colleagues at Downlng-strect. In Ihe Cabinet'Itoora, whera French and Uritish Ministers Iransacl business, ns It they -were members of the same. Government. or.-t'JII more Informal- ly, around Ihc breakfast lable. Mr. Lloyd George's breakfasts are His en lost8 courage! Then she dashed Icrcdll you wilh, you w rward calling on them lo follow IhanWully. cr. Every one obeyed her command, you will -slay n the i vindicate his In- ml iwo St. George's croasea lor EW: FOOD us feats of bra' wo years she i nWUio'SSlh I'oldlfc Tlcslmenl. ........_ About a montl, ago she wa. given 'rellred list, It was announce, cavo lo go home for a holiday, bin ,tat Mlnisler had when she reached Pelrograd she ,nc lask of controlling he Pound so many men strolling lo the Empire not' doing Ihelr duly lhat sho forgot man, WrdBhon.wn bo me and everything else In 'A h0rd-headed, hard-h, ting C. "ork.for. a hlnn She was presented to M BX Lora Dovonport wenl on 111 0r-ca, B a hlnn nlghl. The future peer determine; ot '.o let chances slip oy. A nigh hool was slluated at somo dislance om I'.is father's and U wa hero atlcr his 'dny's work was o'er1 hat lis received his enrly education >nly through sheer hard work an grim di-tcrmln.illun did Lord Allerto -In wealth and fame, for he had n rlends or relatives with "Innuence o give him a "pueh.11 Modesly Is one of .Ills lordship characlerlstjcs, and ol this 3 deligh ul slory Is related: A friend recently asked'him wh vas his chief claim to fame.. "Thai for her r-------- peel us lo lake up nnd push your In- vcnllon? Gt> You're 1-lnally Iho persistent young man eon gave Ihem Ihc tjc'st ol care. The chcslnuls sanction 61 alwais of Prescoll, Wisconsin. The .eldesl Lho corolnandcr-ln-chlcl, Ihe baltallon tner. wjj on- lhe Illl3l. ;w as formed. tain when. II .was torpedoed, and his Volunteers came In every day.p ll. l...Mon nnd pluck during est rejily. volunteer (tprrtl PS bnllallon, which is lo lead men dny" Ihcy arc; a handsomu grovo. Lnttic II Ihcy will nol go of Ihem Mr. Sllverlhorno was married on Tho Idea was approved A RUDE PRINCESS A .V anccdolc from a new book con- corns Ihc ex-Tsar's daughters, thr Grand nnd-Tallana. like ol his parly ami i.Telr pan-ner- man allies by nlool from their extrp.vagant penco pro- grams. Tr-lr wild men vlsiled him, he sii greal Iniluslrial corporations of the cmniro visited him, men like Weslarp and. Ilcydebrandl1 visited him, and all Implored him lo accept their views, to turn Ih3 whole brunt offensive THE nlllcil statODien u lo-day' lo be merely for Mr. Lloyd they, are his friends and comradcs-In-armi; with the mutual leellng that must exist iiclwccn men who have lived tho same Iragio hours and faced the same dangers. His might say frafernal -relations wllh M. Albert Thomas are common history, dating.from the limo when they were'both Ihe Herculean of organlzins tho production of munitions. Bvlh are moved by the same burning patriot- ism, both profess Ihe same conlempt for easy-going ppllmlsm, allhough they have Iho same fallh In xtho lulurc ot democracy; both betray Iha' sanus liking lor realities, and show Ihe samB practical energy In the pur- ol their Ideal nlms. What Mr. cq, ,e Imp rial m ,helr clarcfl.th.tGerman Interesl, ganna vt. Irlhullon omortS 'the achool' children. On one side ot the card Ihcy pictured I a copper-toed shoe, with Dome Icil I lo Iho effect Ihnt copper-loed shoes lasted nearly and.on Iho oilier BlJo they rrlnlcd some puzzles and conmmdrums. Knqulrlcs began [Mario Uochkarevawnsappolnb caslle, K.S.W., Auslrnll.1. Dp OHeor, 0[ thl: battalion, whoso badge cxpcrlcnee gained him Sllvcrlhornc, second' son, Is 3cr ol ts a, ekull .ml eross nnd her lo come In lo.Iho local shoe dealers, and Ihcy bigan lo pnl In orders lor conrcr-toeil shoes; hul Ihe mnulac.- turcn wouldn't fill their orders. Bui demand grew llko Jack's benn- slolk, nnd would not bo dcnled-lhe hid lo yield. Newman Sllvorlhorno made' ft fortune. Tho palent rlghls, however, explr- td In sll yean, and tho Government ,-ouM nol grant a renewal. When nn Inventor makes n, reasonable.Tnoflt upon his Ihn talc wcnl-ll hecfimcs public properly al Ihe of Ihc lerm. So Iho shoe-cap cane Iho properly of lire g WU prominent phyjlclnn of Toronto- The colors, red and Ihlrd son Is ft siicccsslul farmer. The blood nnd death, only daughler, Emma, kctps his R rotiiitin houso nnd lovingly wnlches over his declining years. OWNS tid l answer to Ihe salutes, Al llrst Ihe Oron right ighl tceived. must never bo given hack, but enur.clnlcd these views and hcartcdly and hesitated EO Ions about WeH Irrif ated was hampered seni n Urusilofl to be sent 10 Iho most din- ierous spot and where moral Influ- neM, ,cnco wos most needed. lot tand, n H.chkareva Is loved by every L her soldiers. She Is Urn, and stnel lo Ihe iis ol Breadalhanc, late rid Irom a serious 111 rot nboul acres ,lght 0( the Oarlcr, King, and a colonel In cartedly an c.ac Eo ong aou ,va, amused, and she and sub- that ,he a of Iho night rose in -.ml su Lloyd George apprcol.iles in M. Drland Is Ihc accomplished ra.rlla- menlari' skill, Ihe rcsouicoful mind, Ihe deep knowledge and good-natur- ed contempt ol human nature. Their conversations, for IhOse privileged lo hear them, wcro anything bill dull. "Diplomacy In shirt aa Bismarck understood II, was Ihc Iriumph of eold Intelligence and merciless will, scorning right fts wall as" decency. Hul, In Ihe "breakfast diplomacy" ol Mr. TJoyd George, In- lelllgcnco nnd will-power move on a .his conduct Ihrouehcut ot lho Km' lelgcnco n fulcrum of sympalhy and confidence. It Is not only founded on personal contoct wllh human beings II Is pro- ave Jl "P. i put oul her lonsito'al We bowing crowd. r lo e Ho has ft OHOB WM hampered hy a her soldiers. e s Bl n once al great mother whoso Idea ol 'godliness .on duly, and their eomraao Ftrvant from Bh. m. elvln, ,he medal 0 .he This childish oulbrcik wis fteclvcd Wanted Only llh n roar of laughter anil Hie.ex- were hiving an argument as Tarnation; OIVI1 correct to say m. J rtcelvln, ,he medal 0 .he fault1, waters mo too. j Tld-Dlts. ihii a rdnUrf oh unJIy human. Tho peoples realize It- Jloilcrn and emocratlc, -Mr. Oorge's plomacy brings logcther more than talesmen. The feeling lowardj him n and llaly Is very warm, not Tftmatlon; r'enl" lo whether II wns correct to say The'OMi.il D-iohess Olgn call a re-Lj a hen she U "selling" or tronchfnl gbnco lier naughly noi being able to errlvc at a cr, who blushed scarlet, looking hall conclusion, ine, decide mutinous, halt nshamed. An cyo-wil-1 !ubinlt rarmc ness declared 11 was most nrtualnir ,cene, voslly by Iho n'e, crowd. Interesl me nl all. Whal I wantl I UOUTIi 10 UQVTH. know when I hear a .hen cackle if ISSE3 and furnorB go from mouth Ueihcr or lylnj. -I IV merely HcWuse of his seal nnd cncr- cy in Ihe prosecullon ol tho war, bill ccause eounlrics arc grateful o him for his conception of com- mon action, not merely based on elliemenl ol material on mutual knowlcdgo nnd compre- he'fislbn. tlons behind closed doors, iub- iurf voles n few men a friendly lone are echoed bf. voicei oMbe ;