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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAfftMX TIU-V U-.THnrunGE DAILY1 TIU'RSDAY, DKCEMRF.n 13, 1917 SOUTH; ALBERTA SAYS FAREWELL TO RAYMOND KNIGHT and are grateful for yiMtr sssOL-utloa and comradeship and In WJdlns you farew.-Il we Sincerely vr.il. for you and your _ou voyage, God's health. happiness and success. Slpue, oa be'ualf of Ihe resMeuts of Southern Alberta: lloa. Duncan Mar-lull. Minister of Agriculture, Hon. A. J. McLean." Minister of Public Works. Mayor 1.. Hardie, I.ethuriilse. Mayor T. J O'Urien. KaymoBil, Mayor .Krnest lieou.ion, Mayor- Walter Pitcher, When Itay Knight sst'uj) to reply, he found difficulty In a lew moments, so overcome was he.' When he did. he talked just as he would talk lo a Mg tan.ily, out liis ht-art to'them, his gratitude and Ms many years of ness speut among them, lie had nothhxE but kind words aud gratitude for all and kindnesses thai had -.ceil don. him by huu.1.1.. and ..real alike, and who had.helped to ill.! pa... hs.ipy. puo In sunny Alberta. i "1 love Siuiny lie eald, "and perhaps some day 1 .will co.uo back. It is the best cquutrV in tho world and 1 am sor_yrto leave, more sorry than 1 can suy. This counuy been good to ink 1 have bad struggles but'l 'overcome-the obstac- les. 1 haw leerned never u> bo dis- cour.ised and, :tbat ui.ssaj.p 1 give; you." Mr. Knlsht told of his early days hi 1 Alberta and p. he had land of how lie-had "realized them. He j er.ipliasEzed "Don't Got Dl.cou.aseJ." be had fought u'.Ii the jj_id they had lum he was crazy but he told them.he knew his business and wont right aheiul.lu spile o! them. "Obstacles are hard to overcome but that Is what makes njea of he s-ald. "I have slept out under the slara many a night ]ILS. 111., this, I uot have amount- ed to a hill of beaus it 1 hat) nut rverconto the difficulties." la a groat coiwtry for the ho said. "That Is one reason why 1 hate lo leave :l. 1 want to piltl tribute to her mother of the highest Ideals', who' hid done well by her children. Mrs. .vulglit made u feeling reply. She too was sorry to leave this happy laud, whero sho had so many friends. The bigness of the country sho said was reflected In tho bigness ami kind- liness of tho people. Hon. Archie McLean ivas the next speaker, lie spoke as plalu Arc.iio thank yor. all for this great kindness.! McLean, who had ridden the ranch 1 li_.ve been happy '..ere. It has been f himself and knew Hay Knight as nn easy for. inG to do business when llold and tried friend, got acquainted. am sorry to leave Mr. D.ugall, agricultural represent- it all. 1 am sorry for my family and allvo of tho C.P.I., from Winnipeg, for many .other reasons. Perhaps i Ispoko o( his dealings with Hay may come back. May God bless you I who. was a man of true worth, and one all." who had dono mucli for tiio livestock A very Intemsiles little ceremony then took place, when Mrs. Allen, in a neat -little speech, presented Mrs. 1 Kuigbt with a handsome Jewelled wrisl watch. Mrs. Allen spoke of the Industry of tho province. ]_e w__s a ituui who always know what ho want- ed when he came with a kick to the railway. J. Peacock, a sheep man who Is struggles Mrs. Knight had had, nud well known all over this country, and who is an old friend of the Knlglit family, made a very happy speech, in v.htc.i he referred In touching terms to his friendship with the Knights, and of their great worth. Others spoke were W. T. Stev- eiis, livestock commissioner, lllshop llarker, 11. S. Alleu. .Mr. McCarty, and Mr. Watson, Knight's partner. A pleasing ceremony took place, whou .Mr Knight presented hie horse' to his partner Mr. Watson and said that he was the only partner he had over had. Mr.. Knight GSP.C.I to take up hh no-.v duties by Christmas. Amoug thoso who were responsible.' for tho success of the affair, tho mayors of the south towns, were Kred Karren and J. !_. Peacock, who worked untiringly. Hut tuera was scarcely a prominent personage In the south who had not- Gombthlng to do' with the farewell which was most suc- cessful. the hope ftit so'ie t'ay nay Knight would come bact io Alberta. The musical 'program included a quartette led by C. n. Strong, and a duet by Mrs. Clifford Wh.U, and Miss of -dajrratb, which, were much enjoyed: Hon. Mr. Marshall Marshall, In his inimitable style, eulogized Mr. Knight as a man who had done great things for the livestock, industry of the province, whtchritter ill'iras the really valu- able industry connected with farming. As a Canadian of several generations' standing he said a word of apprecia- tion of the efforts of Sir. Knight as a mutt whom among many others hai of the south, a man coma over from the neighboring re- (Special lo the Htrald) HaynJond, Dec. Alber- ta said a pnbilc farewell to one of its '.biggest, citliets here last night, to a man, who indeed has long been con- sidered as oae of the hlggest citizens .of the whole of western Canada, In person of Raymond Knlghtl who leaves wllhij a few weeks for Utah to take over the superintendency of tie vatt'interests ol-bis father la that ilate.- Uig men of ot_gOT; ernments and government officials, railway officials and many others, turned aside for a day to the .little of Raymond to pay their re- to say a regretful farewell lo this who, as was many times said last night, had done more for tha npbuild- Ing of this community and district, ar.d( what-is even more important, tha upbuilding of tho livestock industry of the pro since, than almost any other man in this section of the weat Ray.Kni-.hi, Dig man payslcally and Dig man other way, sat amid it' ail with tho modest, kindly smite -wreathing his face; and when, eulogy had been heaped upon him by the many speakers, to giro reply, his voice choked and tears were .n hi. eyes, and it Tvas some moments before" the big man could give eipres iioii de.p gratitude tiat lay in his hearL For Ha? Knight had! nothing but gratitude and kind icorda to give, and also little ad tlce given In his own characteristic iray to' tho people of his community. For seventeen years Tlay Knight has lived and labored, among the people of Southern Alberta. He came here with his brother and eiperienc_o. all the hardships of ranchers in the ear- lier days, battling through obstacles till he has become one'of .the most successful men in the west Incidental- ly he proved a power In the live- Mock Industry, and this wag one rea- son why. like -Emncan Marihall, iMnlMer of agriculture, Archie Me- I.ean, minister of public -and an old rancher Mr. Dougall, of'the C.P.R., P. Stevens, livestock commissioner of the province, and 'many others came here last night to pay him their respects. There was another reason, and that Is that Ray Knight Is just what he is, a big, kind ly, honest man with whom H is s pleasure to do business and with whom it Is of much value to have I personal. acquaintance The Banquet Nothing could have been mere en joyed than tho banquet served to t' hundred guesU In the big meeting j koose, was provided by the laci The hall was beautifoily decor aled, and the tables laden with poo Those who received th _ piestij were Mayor O'Brien, an Klrkham and King. The lad committed was composed of Me House and Whltbeck tad those In charge of Ihe tabl.s wcr Mndimea Kirkham; Card; Fisher an t' the banquet thegueets a joarned to the opera house whero Ih J-. program wa.. held. Hon. Duncan Marshall presided, an t. Mayor O'Brien welcomed tbo guest Mayor Marrtle of Ixithhrldgo, exten ed tho greetings of Ixsthbridge peopl -_ He .aid he had great i tron the friendship of Ray Knight _ he was a mm who always treat- ed evtrybody right, toe w'aa a 'noble -t cltUem. and it wa. a pity tbat public to accomplish wonderful things in opening up the virgin lands of this section of the west. As minister of agriculture he spoke In appreciation of Mr. :Knight's Power had been given him to do great things and he had done them. Xo man had had more confidence In Southern "Alberta and his confidence had been justified. They were sorry to lose him for reasons and everybody entertained the hope that Mr. Knight would ECO his way clear some time to coma back. Besides being a successful business man, Mr. Knight 'was a great home- maker. Nowhere did he stow to bet- ter'advantage than In his home. Mr. arshail paid high tribute to night than whom there was no other ore hospltahle. Mr. Marshall then read the follow- B address, which was highly en- rossed, the work having been done by r. Meech, oi Lethbridge in. his own rest style. To Raymond Knight, at the farewell anqaet tendered by the people of outhern Albert? at Raymond, Deo. 2th, It Is with profoundest regret that the eople of Southern Alberta meet to- Ight to hid you farewell. Xo better videnca of sincere appreciation and steem could b, had than the presence 1 jo many friends. You have been. WM (o tote him as citizen. Mr.: road telegrams H. Fares J. of _________ ____....... T. .Oertoa.of Winnipeg, Pat Bunn of ind G. R. Mirnoch of I_elh- krMOT, _. ipltndld' leller from K. f. with m so many years that we are In- eed reluctant to say goodbye. It is a ;reat source of joy to know that your llstingulshed father desires your ervlcea in the management of his ei- enslve enterprises and it Is further witness that you are worthy of a noble Ire. When you camo to Alberta seventeen ago there was little or no de- velopment In this great prairie land. Through your Imporfatkm of pure ored horses and extcnsiveVeodlng of caltle and sheep and the cultivation of thousands of acres of land the prai- rie has been transformed so that to- lay we have numerous farms, thriving towns am] villages, happy'homes contented prosperous people. In the material and practical things of our provincial life you have render ed great assistance. Wo recognize in you a man of faith and ambition OL Judgment and ol wisdom. You sre no1 big and strong In body, end wise and honest In judgment and great am broad hi you are like wise upright and s.und In character so that you have gaite-l the proud ills tlncllon and _ro cntftle'd to the appel lallon the noblest work of Ood. Your example will refresh ns in the coming days and your vigor an courage, ambition and Integrity wll stimulate! us to greater activities, Wri- the big risa and tho bl issues are at stak_ wo shall rcmc.T' bcr your counselling and your oxarnpl your big form coming up on, ou menial vision will Inspire us to no. endeavor to meet them in the same bl successful way which has character- I zed your life, and labor In the great Canadian nest. your labors, a.know- le_3jjc with ..banks ycur public service VIG T O To-day, Canada, like the other fighting nations, has Union Government War has proved its'absolute necessity. It is the ONLY way in which'Canada can throw her whole strength into the business and finish the war victoriously. Party must give way to the supreme concern for the safety and con- tinued existence of the state. Any opposition to national unity at such a time as this must, if it is-not to plead guilty to a charge of utter disloyalty, arise from thoughtlessness, rank prejudice, or narrow party spirit. The following extract from de Tocqueville written half a century ago, condemns- such opposition as is being launched by the Laurier-Bourassa a generation which is manifestly called upon to witness the terrible changes of the constitutions -of the sin is thoughtlessness, most-noxious foddi.'is the disease is party tippo on The fainthearts, the indifferents, ahcj'the quit- ters in the province of i'Quebec must NOT be permitted to interfere with the will of the people represented in the leading men of both the great parties, Union Government If Laurier prefers Bourassa to the great Liberal leaders who have thrown in their strength and influence with the great Conservative leaders for the Winning of the must be prepared to lose his personal following while there is real work to be done. The Vote is yoiir Seal of Approval Union' Government is formed by the union of men who have sunk political differences in the hour of great national 'danger; It has come into existence in1 order that the whole moral power of Canada could be organized for victory. The task of getting these strong men together has been accomplished; all that remains is for the people to put their seal of approval on the best Government Canada has ,_ Support and Reinforcement of our Fighting Forces Supremely Important Union Government is pledged to supply arid, at the earliest possible moment, The rejection of Union Grtvemment and.all it implies wOjild tie.'disastrous, its effects far-reaching. .This war is a test of civilian morale as well.as of military effidency'.jV.JBeHind'.the .'arinies; people, if they break no valor in the field can avert The Keiser hopes, the Laurier-Eourassa faction will raccomplish.in Canswa what Lenine is achieving for him in Russia. Your interests and'the Kaiser'..- are absolutely it .is YOU who have the vote. WOMEN WHO CAN VOTE Canada in the Military forces, or within or without 'Canada in any of the Naval forces of Canada or of Great Brita.n'it..the.'present war, or who has been honorably disch.irged from such, and the date of Whosfe enlistment Was prio.' to {Jeptenaber 20th, Unionist Party Publicity Committee .Every woman may vote who is Jr British subject, ,2! years.of age; resident in Canada one year; arid in the cofi- fti-kiency 30 days, who is. the wife, .daughter, sister or half-sis.ter pf fe_i_aJe, living or dead, who without J. ;