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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 29, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta 'mmm OPINIONS THE LETHBRIDEE HERALD Readers' Opinions Shown by expanding circulation list. "The Best Read Paper in the West." Advertisers' Opinions . . Evidenced by the advertising columns of this and every other issue. " The Most Effective Advertising Medium in the District." Contemporaries' Opinions. Proved by the numerous quotations from it, credited and otherwise. "A Most Reliable and Enterprising Newspaper." Everybody's Opinion . . Shown by the continued interest in its columns, which contain matters of interest for everybody. **Sunny Alberta's Best" Subscribe for The Herald, $1.50 per year The Biggest, Brightest and Best Home-Set Weekly in Alberta. liirtiumtfrtf TTTTtf TTTTTTtnrr Canada and the Empire. , At the banniict tendered by Ilia \VcK Canadian Club to th� louring Ilritish joiirnBlisls, A. J. r>aw-son, the representfttivc of the London StaiHlui'd made a splondiU speech on Cana'da and the lOiupiro, in response to tlte toast ot ImiKrial Relation proponed by Professor Osborne of Weslej^ CoIIcee: He said: "I nni a writer not a speaker. I do not come to you as a stranger at nil, but as a kinsman, as a fellow citizen, and because Canada leads the world I think, in the matter of acting upon and teaching that (>rin-cl[)le which I make it my business to support-of treating one's own kin a little Iwtter than thn stranger. (Chiser.s). Thi.s is the principle as I sc� it, which is known in |iolit>ics by the n.ink? of prefeiwnce. Hut the Can-an Club, very wisely, 1 om sure, p.xcludes polrtlcs from its rc-unlons. Yukon to MelbBunie, frorti \ViHiiipug to Calcutta. (Choer.s). SPIHIT OF YOUNO CAXAftA. "I come 4o> you, so far as the club is concerned, unprepared. My know-lcdtj;c of it does no't nt present go beyond & strong impression that it i-epi'escnts tlie essential spirit of young Canada, (Hear, hear); A.ndthat it is non-political (Hcnr, hear); rc-piy>.�>cnt;ing the spirit of young Canada suftlciently to awusc the deep and sincere IntcroBt of every *hink -ing KngWshmnn, to-day. The know -ledge 1 have is sufficient to make it for nic, absolutely a�"l without ex-cc|)tion, 't>be -most interesting institution ot the many fine instiiutiow with which we ha\o come in con -tact during the last month, owing to the hospitality of whot 1 ix^ard as the groatcst single! empire build-ingagoncy there is-tha Canadian Pac ific railway. (Cheers). ENGLAXD'8 THADITIONS. "I will tel,l you why this clubsocnw .so givat and important an institu -tion. Wc have at home n population wf clo.se on 50,000,000 in a country r.i about the size of the biggest of your great lakes. Wo have examples of ncwrly every kind and shac flfoctcd and millions of r^oople. CAXAl>A'S ADVANTAGES. "Now in Canada, � handful of shrewd, hai. lNmFFERir.NCK AXI* lOXORAVCF, "I have had thi; good fortune to travel all over Iho nmiiiit.'; ond in the over-sea parts I have no^�or 1x�n fated to meet with anything like real disloyalty to the Hag. (Itonewcd cheering). I^oving my native toun . try very dourly and the empire, Ik;-caus� the whole is greater than the party, still more dearly, t would say that, though I liavo nnvor mot disloyalcy to the flag. I ha\e mot indiiTerence here and thore-that kind of indifl'erence which might possibly lead to something worse than dis -loyalty sotne flay, or somc'thing as bad, ilecause it spriftgs from ignorance and the sort of impatience that rises from ignorance. Thoiv js Urns of this in CalKida, I supposi;, than in any other part of the emiiiit.--cer -tainly less than in the old country (hear, hear), nod that is fierfectly natural. Pocket ane i-o glorious as the future of l ho .great est ot the gi-eat indcpenrlent nations within the British empire. (Cheers). INFLUENCK OP RACE. "Hut, gOBtlcmen, whatever the dif-fortmces unt' complexity ot life at homo ma.y be, tho,\ are caused not onJy '>y the crowded natura of the population, tout also by the immense variety of interests that have to be dctjit with in dilTori'nt parts of the worleopl�>. J linvo travelled in mo.sl parts of the-wi-rld, and that is my sincere canxiclion. .Vothing worth acconii|>l,ishing in tho world huS ever been accompli.shud in the absence of the national spiriH: tuid nothing ever will 1)0. Sociuli.'im, inlernationalism>, huiirantarinTiisni nn'l all the othor isms n,ro all very wvH; but they load nowhem, twcaiise ilv.y �ro over-dif -fu.sed. The first anil most diitx-t wuy we can .servo, not only our own rnoo hut hiinuinity at [n.'^'V, is in the service of our own pple; firstly, thf>se l>of)pUi immediately around us in whatever branch of the 'big ire's common good; never, since the flag first won 'it.s colors from the blue sen and from ihs blood and t*ars of our forbears-nc\er has there Ijoen so gootl a reason as wo have now for the con centration of every sort of loyalty upon a tosk of'enlarging and strengthening, in every honorable way, tlio ties of practical good sense, ot 'Ijroth-erly love, and of the loyal fello world has ever soen. (Ijoud choars). 'J he establishmciit of the imperial conference ami such rotorm OS wc have been able to reach so far in the matter of postal regulations, are no more than ihe meiwst finger-|x>!?ts iiKhcations of a woy >wiiich is l:)cing ttkcn I'ly a niom>enll,y inciuas -ing numlwr of the leaders of thought awl action in England." Mr. Dawson conchwied by dof'on'flin'g his biwher writers and self fi-om u charge that their im,pi-cs�ions of this country would lie superficial. lie pointed out that Ihey wei"o all men who cai"ni"d their living as wnlvjrs. Hie hin\s(-lf 'had (.'arnud his livinig^iiuv the age o.' I'l nnd had known actual hunger and poverty. They woiv plain man trying to prcNiuco I'ho full truth without exaggfralion of the thing's they IhwI seen, nml it ihore was any country that neorldc� Herald, poatac* prepaid, for thraa month* for which I ancloBi TSc, Nam* ................................... Addraaa............,.................. i'0 !0���.eete-te!0�ee�oet(>t