Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUH TIIF. l.F.TIinmnr.K DAILY HUIUI.D FUESDAY. VKimi'AHY IS, 1010 Derail) Ictblmixje, DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor! and Publisher! LETfHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT-1 schools rouusSial legislation, whereby the separate would be nMoreil. Sutli a was an appwl w Sir co-rellsioHisls ihrx.vj.ghout Ouncvla -ind more ally iii Ms own jtovinco o( Qav'bec, The Uberal Isade-r was placed ia au ei" delJCAIO To de- j claro himself OPPO.HH! to separate ING COMPANY. LIMITED 853 6th Street South, A. Buehinan Preilcenl and Managing Director Jolm Torrancs Dullness TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Office uM Fo j to lJdly ns il. Que- sruiust Iiira, aur- u; in his "Sir of 1911 to wreck Uiurier was the- seed tt.it brought the discon- tent that interfered with Quebec's p-v- per participation iu the war, to believe theu that Canada hud no risM to assist Britain in "loreigu ware" Quebec largely maintained (he same idea when the work! war upon us. Laurter was found on the- vrar from the Ho KUOIV its causes and re all red its meanings and al Ifae short wir sweion in 1914 com- son Laurter and thv Liberal iurty" that Throughout all ihe period of conmnersr, Mr. Laur- nm in talced a discreet and judicial Fiiritude. cf ELK- leader of tie wa-; noi i ofionLiLoii of separate i Public lite H calmly reviewed, U will was in I'hauiplQuLu? a reclpav city. demand? J by iho west, that l.aurior weut to In tariff re- form, did noi inoyv as fast as simie Liberals doilreO. but it was to his cjodlt. that met tariff agitation fairly anil squarely m anJ ac- oopifd reciprocity, which if it been adopted, would have removed maoy of the burdens ot the western farmer anj the Canadian ThO campaign against ii was viciously un- fair and deceptive; reciproi-iiy was on its merits in Western Canada only, llace. and an- nexation and the flasr, were- used (o hooJvrink Ontario an 1 (Juebec; reci- procity on its merits never received an honest verdict In the cast. -Any- WAV Laurier and reciy'rocity were ue- ftfiiUNJ. but reciprocity, or some of the provisions of the pact, have R ICKED UP IN ASS1NG E BUSY MAN Date? ol cipiry oT sutecrJptlons ap- j t pear daily on label- Accept- ance of after expiration date is 11 r thy Publv lientious convictio: o'.k1? were fairly rt favored be pstablished that be agreed thnc his sreat ajiVoition was smco been accepted by the very men "Pcoity" Sloan, o pioneer of Ross- and, Is dead. Oyeu reports a ten-hour rainfall last week. Lindsay branch of the Great War Veterans' Association will havo a club-! house. It will cotd Miss Mary Totten Smith, of llarric, Ont., a Canadian Methodist mission- ary, died in China. V. W. Hay. for North Perth, has presented a memorial hospital to Us to wet. Traill. R.C.. asked K. F. Green, M. r., to get them a Federal building to cost not lets thau Lieut. Harold Rankln, son of iho late Ueut.-Col. K. R. HuuUln. K. C., Ohatliam. Out., was accidentally tli1 is o' Roman 1 reUin unity amongst the diverse and carried on ihe scan-1 drowned at lirlxbau. England. authority to .ccntlnue the snb-; .he of the Remedial Order, and a settlement by compro- SIR WILFRID LAURIER Up 10 the present dale_in existence" as a .scUzSpyymms history will place Sir Lauricr, wi'-h Sir John A. Macdonald. as Iho greyest pariy leaders, .TLiey vrera ralik-J iii" respect, but -were re- y" alike In'the wonderful per- and conciliai'on. He carried his pany French and CathoUc and Protestant, iviin him in thut attitude. The election -.vas Quebec was the of strongest appeals to race and re- ligion by -his opponents. The church openly opposed Uiurier; bishops issued faithful to support the He-tnedial Order: of the from the church tteps denounc- I rices, and particularly he'.-.veen Que- bec and ihe English provinces. U was a noble and statesmanlike aspiration and that anity would have existed if Launer's political in on'er to power, had not financed and encouraged Bourassa in 1911. pawer they wielded in the coun- IDS Laurier. Archbishop Langevln, try. Macdonald the Tories with -srbo had UM the agitation ia-Manitota ItJnV'in days of ill report, ?.s well as day9 of good re-port Ho was rough in and h'e was worshipped be the better his frl- J.aurier. polished, ivon bis followers in a dirferect t way. .Ma'cdonaM ineTT the Tilus ot s men by their itrsL names; shaidns hands and spinnins Varna brotight -him close to ine people. his very appearance, drew Edmirauon." his graceful actions, his cVatorieal gifts, his fascinating person- created worshippers in tha ear- It rears ot his career, uho remained nf his shrme to .ihe end. Hfed largely in making differed dalous campaign against it in was right on niosi great measures (hat he advocated. The statesman was a thorough Canadian, a born .le.iiler of men, an orator wilt Tor equals ;md a Prime1 A scheme to develop Ungava waler powers and cable poxver across tha ocean to England is mooted in Que- bec. Sir Wilfrid on cun- I Miniver who was always in command i wood. Sam Arnett, a -well known farmer mr Ont _ dnjppcd _as he. was riding on a load ol and powerful party leaders, Josl'' two 'instances. Years ago Sir JohnVMacdonaW met a Liberal, the four sons.ot voting age, who lired nt'ar Peterboro. It was a cas- aal there; Wjal EC mention a'hBndsbaihf and' a s hi Some time afterwards Sir John vra.3 in Peterhoro again, -and he met the same man, recognized him, shook him by the hand, asked him about-all the fanrfly, What the -TesnH? The Liberal was so proud cX Sir Jphn'S" recognition of him and bis interest in his family that the next election h9 the sons, voted Tory for the first time in their UTW. Laur- ier, speaking at Hamilton in 1004, met for tha resloraiion of Separate tchools went o.i the platform in Quebec and in the course of an address at Mont- real he said: All those who do cot follow the hierachy ara not Catholics. .When the hierachy Tor a Catholic to eay the contrary, ior if he ?.cts in that ivay be ceases to be a Catholic. Such a man can bear the uilc bat in niy'capacity bishop, I ?ay this evening, and t say it with full authority, that a Catholic who not folIoT the hienichy on the school question is not a Catholic, any longer. would give the title of Catholic to this man? What is the society or government which would give him the right to caU hiireeli" Catholic when. senptioa knew and appreciated his difficulties. He did not demand that they should see eve to eye with Mini he gave them ihe Zullest liberty. We are Inclined to think that had he been a younger man he would hare fought the Bourassa breinJ to the bitter end on the conscription issue, but he fear- in that if he was to abandon his anti-conscription declaration ol 1914, Quebec might be delivered over to Bourasm and 'that would bo dis- astrous to Confederation. While heart and soul >n the Allied ha couM not move PO far as to commit himself to compulsory sen'ice in the fear that such a course might cripple rather than aid Canada's efforts. That we think is a reasonable presentation of the position ot the Liberal leader. Sir VTilfrM Lauirer in his long and notable career, brought distinction to Canada wherever he went. At Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee he was the iion of the hour. His reception in of his forces. It will be remembered by ttiLjse in touch public affairs u IS90 lhat Laurie-r was niatla out ;o he weak: that he was the tool of stronger HUTI. His Cfi the .eader of a governmviit proved that ne ihe strong man. The disap- pearanco of-Tarte, IJlair, Siftoa and Emmerscm from .his government that, he hol3 the re-ins tightly, j Laurier consulted his followers al- way? on matters of 'jiublic policy, and i with few the party accept- j ed !iis view always." He was not an A. Jacket, polico magistrate al-Mid- land. OnL, resigned on. the demand ol war veterans who objected to bis at titude on. the war. Staff-Major RosiveH M. McTavtsb son of Kev. Dr. S. McTavish, Pres bytorian minister, Ma doc, Ont-, died in France. Dr. H. C. Simpson was elected mayor of Dartmouth, N.S., on Feb. 4 by a large majority. In one week he For real economy select a Piano that combines quality, value, tone and durabil- ity lo tKeir fullest extent. Mason Risch Pianos are made in many styles and sizes from which any family can choose the de- sired instrument at a value-giving price. No finer piano in the world than Mason no other piano can be sold to you on tho "Factory to Home" system. Let us ex- plain this plan to you. MASON RISCH LIMITED BALMORAL BLOCK FIFTH ST. 6. LETHBRIOGE All plans for considering railroad autocrat, but he bad the faculty or i legislation at this session of tho U. S. easily converting men to his views or j congress were abandoned by the house inter-state commerce commission. to drop their own prejudices, because __ by my authority es a Catholic -.bishop, the old land touched the heart oJ Can- they loved and admired the man BO muc-h that they could not oppose him. Ho has been called an opportunist. MoM political le-aders.are more or less inclined to move with the prevailing 1 sentiment aud I.-aurier showed that j disposition on occasions. His outstanding characteristics irougboiit his public life, in our j'uds- Professor "W. J. Elliott of Olds agri- cultural school, has accepted a pos! tton with thfi United Grain Growers, Lid., as head of iho livestock depart- ment. tMajor O. G. Kilpatrick, son of Pro fessor Kilpatrick, of Knox College, is one of four Canadian chaplains being (Special lo Ihe Herald) EDMOXTOX. Feb. Legisla- lure this afternoon as a mark of re- spect to the memory of Sir Wilfrid Laurier adjourned for Iho day without transacting business other than the naming of a committee to dralt a reso lution of regret and condolence on the passing of the great Canadian states- man. Premier. Stewart voiced tho a veteran Liberal, vbo nearing the end of his life. The oM man had supported Brown, Mac-ten- lie, old-time Liberal leaders. He walk- ed to the platform to meet Laurier, Laurier left the little group Trith -whom he was talking, greeted the veteran Trith a smite, put his arm around Fhoujder and in the smooth and sil- very voice, which wafe his great asset, paid tribute to-the old Liberal's long Eerrice to the The veteran was s o moved th at tears tricfcled down his yrinkJed face. And so Lauriar jn pefrsotfal touch with the people, vron their, affections. They followed Laur- ier, hosts of them, even when they didn't agree with him. so powerful was the personal ntagneftfem of the man. Laurier was a Many public life fail to reach that classification, hut reacted It in bis-earliest days.- He1 was the first French-Can ad 5 an Catholic o Canada, and a man'hail t.q be a stales man ,_wlio'could leaij a perty (o power and remain in power fifteen years, ant call Quebec horirc, the French-Can adian bis race, and Roman Catholi JHa religion. is a difficn! country to govern; racial anfl religlou have ever "bieu character He political history, Ther aro IboEo-1 fry to cbufine nil -th preJUfllce to Quebec, but ia jus es much or more ot it In the-'. provliicea-.JVien Laurler 'becamo -Lib- eral ieadw donbt and fc Istedias to whether ie CouM Hold th diverge elenentE That fi jiiicctcded In doing so for (fairly year entitles hied (o be classed as a man.' He was chosen leader of th LibeYa'l ancceed Hon. ward after tbe elections 3337. He" led the party through (h elections of 1S91, ami white successful, re'ducod C'oDEerva- tive Then came mfrin- oraWC- election of Ka bad to lice an issue Ibaf, if unwisely handled, ifncantnot only tho dereat of his party declare that this man has no right to the title? This Tvas characteristic oC-the atti- tude of the hierachy. "Sued aa ultimatum to Laurier, He re- pudiated its spirit its assumptions. He .they .had no right io ia- terfere in the civil sphere. He knew the power of the hierachy, ieared it would defeat the Liberal party and policy, but he would Dot yield. De- spite the chaiactsr of the campaign Laurier and the Liberal party swept the country. Quebec gave-Laurisr a majority, a most remarkable circrmi- EltBca considering the nature ot tbe campaign that was waged. This was not Laurier's (frst clash with the chnrch. In hia younger days he had (ought the church's attempt to dictate in public affairs. After bis aaccess.in 1S96 he signed a petition along with many other'Catholic Liberals to the Pope and 'Monstgnenr Slerry Del Val was sent to Canada to investigate end while no episcopal decree was ever ssued, the denunciation of tbt1 clergy nd bishops ceased and their political nergy -.rag restrained, set- ed, the 'Manitoba school affair by compromise and conciliation" 'and hile the settlement was unsatifi'ac- ory to the bishops, it was accept- )le to the more reasonable elements, rotestant and Catholic. Thus it is seen, Laurier, Roman Ca- hollc and rower, in flee of the opposition of the ierachy of Ma church in. hie own pro- ada as nothing elee1 cotild have done. His later visits [o the Imperial Con- ferences and the coronations of Kins Edward .'and Klug proved that he was stirt idolized by .the British, At the Imperial always the dominant-fignre the rc-prcsentatiyas. He was a staunch advocate oi British connexion. Those who knew the-man intimately or who followed his course on Empire questions, cbuTd not reach any other ihe strongest arch ;n iit.- Binpire rstruc- Jiire was the fullest sett-government for tiie Dominions. That inspired his attitude on the navy question, on the South African war and oa tho world war. He favored a navy, he favored participation fn the South African war, and in the world war, but he be- e and he retained power for fif- een years and except in 1911, hrfd Quebec with a-very larfre majority. While the 1911 israe was reciprocity n Quebec Eourassa's Nationalist cam- paign was tho weapon that did Sir Vilfrld the most injury Jn that prov- nce. appealed to the pre- udJccs -of the French-Catiadlanfi, rjer, they were told, wag gofng to create a navy and force the French boys to serve in it. Awful pictures of death ispon the sta were drawn, wis loo Dritlsh in Quebec. Tn On- oV the chargcM that he, was too French, because he favor- ed'a Canadian navy as agaiLst a con- tribution to the British navy. Then Mi teoiprooity policy to annexation. attacked With fired with the prejudice that he was too Ontario with the that he was not British enough, Lavrirfr met Uelffat. Deftpite the re- jection of reciprocity then, the coun- try has accepted parts of the ment since and would be preparttl to tho en-i of Ms It'aderslifp, had aboUihttf Constrrfttivca undtir Sir CharteJ commiMed thomsclres to lleved in Canada 'eaying the word, In the So uth Af ri can war C an- ada made its first contribution to tho assistance of the Motherland in a struggle away from the shcres of Can ada. Tn the past Sir John and Sir Charles Tupper, whose loyaltj to Britain could never he questioned bad not been sympathetic with parti cipalion in wars outetde Canada, LaUr ier did not plunge into the South Af rican war. He moved carefully, be cause in entering upon a new phase d Empire relations, he wanted thC'bull of the Canadian people' behiitd him Another notable contribution to Rrit Ish conneslon during.the Ijaurier re gime wag the British Preference Without demanding any counter bc-nc fits In the British markets his govern ment granted prefernce to Uritai in markets of Canada. H was new steD entirely. Unber Canada1 protective tariff on Ihe same footing as Germany or any' other of tho world nations.. Laurier etepped in and gave liritain a prefer- eJ place in Canada. The protoctlon- ats didn't like the policy. If i', WAS wry to grant a preference why col make a dea] with Britain and get something in return, argued, declared .Laurier, "we wHI run own show end Britain ran run ier2." That was ibe.Laurter idea of he policy of aolf-government that-was suited to tho Kmpire to- gether. Western Canada owes much of it3 development to the faith lAurier In KB In when Laurier i ami! to power Western Canada was ant; in 1911 when Laurier riaft out of power it was throbbing with i invested with the D.S.O. by tho Kiug feeling pf the house wheu he referred :ent were his faith in Canada, is consecration to the high pur and i at Buckingham Palace. Count Von the f unity amongst French and Beg- 'German foreign minister, has resigned, peoples in 'Canada. Undoubtedly t accoidinE to a Weimar dispatch to the [Vossiache Zeitung of Berlin. There is ation from other sources; ird, the last survivor of the mernbry long pf-pullic ser deputies wbo. in 1S71, His einfiiunta in of Totest against the annexa- tho t5r >ears-lie latter purpose; rcxried to. the ei- int of his opposition to conscription, nd a division in the party, that even- led to the Vriibn Government, reventeil hini becoming Prime Min- ster of Canada again and passing way in office. He died in harness, evenheless; hn interest in affairs .ad been as_ active :as ever to the He was ttili a party leader, with oval support from thousands all over he Dominion. Iri hfslpassf'ng Canada oses a great anil giited son, who serv- her well and honorably for half a :entury. No stain marks his career; his public service was never marked by anything-with which he could be -eproached. Those who differed with .he man, knew that he always took :he course he felt to be right and in :he interests of the Canada he loved antl served so long.1-. Laurier has left impression on Canadian history that 'will never pass away. If Canada is a nation within a Empire to- day, Laurier largely deserves The cre- no connrmation from other sources; 51, Tachart to the togs which sustain- ed. He was''fpljowed, by" the leader of the passing of a national'. such as of thejato Sir L'aurier wfth Ihd, aym'pathj Tlie of opinions are" Etilieil-hy death nnd the signed a pi lion of these two provinces to Ger- many, is dead, aged 94. Reeve Joseph Weber of N'eustadt was committed at Owen Sound for trial at the spring on fotir charges under an order-in-councll and the Military Service AcL -Mrs. Irene II. Moody, who was two years ago Chairman of the Vancouver school board, has been this year re- elected to that orfico by acclamation. Mrs. Moody is a native of St. Thomas, Ont. Sergt. William Alexander Stewart, of the Swift Current division of the provincial police force, has been ail- pointed Inspector of that division vice Patrick J. Collison, who haa been re- tired from tho force. Capt. P. Burrows, M.C., of The break in the party over1 con- scriptmn as we, have-said, was wholly due to IjQ.nrior's repugnance to com- pulsion and his fear of Quefoec getting into Iho hands of Bourasaa, On the other hand, those Liberals who on- pOECrt Lauricr.feK that a measure imposed upon all other provinces, must he imposed upon Quebec or there not be national unity. They could not accept Quebec's dictation as what should be Canada's pollc> in the war. They wore not unfair lo bftcausfi the" -coflBcrlptlon of h'ootl for military service was to apply to Canada as a whole. "The R sp Idle re' paper, publislied at Cniiip Virginia, puts it way: "Tlic Raiser Tvantcil more fcrritory, BO we gave him hell." Those five Onfnrto .ctJficern who n row fit because ;hoy were jjut in tiifi rame sleeping cars a nuirilu-r non-commlsaloned and who protested- '.Hat they not travel with ifiR Jiave a ln of tile fool- class tint we had thought were extinct, in dc'incf-mllc Canada, Liko tho KOmonton .Journal, in the oYR wt! hail hopwl -the olnmenl was gono from accspt it in its entirety now. Sir frW was a farseelng staleaman, hue it wan betause he looked Into the fu lure and .saw thb of llie that he prli'ocalfcd rer i- prot In q porvailrts: it vra? ;M and pflid i few xvlll m for with campaign fund: Tiio liistor- UVAH v.-itrrantefl, fan vrHI eatahlish tfic Allji-rts' activity. Tho transformation was due to nnlightenwl policy or immigra- tion and Taflroarl development, So nuitii faith hod lio in UK; woal. that for H may hfr icily. Trie Xaifonall the- railway rlevelorjniitTit, but Queliei- by Ihe j man of vision nnd O.iinV; a of snob i the earth, hut evidently them are a few of tho spfidcs stilt lingering lut. dftn'L iloservc airy Bynv or nnsistai CtiTiacla's army army. OffifTs anil men lived and fouglil in Franco. Liholy thfii'j five (.'T'H'i.-t nover saw f'rance; oe from the country. was rt Oomocratlr, an Ii3d tUf.7 of i havo rornnbiurrl liie aami! slcoi.ir- d fought with the ranks the? -would not (ravelling In GuelpSi, haa been appointed by Ihe Dominion government director of ag ricultural training for the returner soldier land settlement for British Columbia. Two burglars were captured and two others made their escape in an auto mobile, firing upon the police as they went, following a hurglary of Lynn's drug store on Shcrbrooke street a Winnipeg. Three policemen pursued the escaping automobile for blocks. Both rear Hrcs of the robbers car were pierced when tho polio wagon collided with a pole and lost i wheel. Capt. Parker of Medicine Hat, ha just received a letter from tho lat General Sam Stcele, written a wee prior In the'letter's death. In Iho le fer General Steele gave the caplaE authority lo secure a houatf for him Medfcino Hat. The General intenrle lo take up residence in -Medicine Ha on his return front overseas, an would have represented a very coi wider able amount of capita seeking investment. Jean Daptisle Canadian, of Cauglin -rf-afja, popularly known an "Hig John is ueafl. He uned to nin the Lar-hln Hapids In e large canoe on New Year Uny and was among the pioneer Ca arlfans doing their "hit" for the Ki plre 35 yearn ago, when, with vrhal boata, voyageura tried to conquer ti cataracla of lha Nile and forward I perlal tfoops to succor Gordon Khartounl. Ho had shaken the Iian of Queen Victoria. General Hirflchauer, iho Govern of Strasbourg, has made an offlcl renort lo Marshal Foch Miat he >i obtained sworn evidence Khowing tli the Germans "throughout tho who war used the lowers of Strasbourg thfJtVral for machine gun feiipporK I observation points for iho dLrecMon tiery carried off from France anit iJelgium through an investigation ot .he subject. TOUEINSIA1E OTTAWA, Feb. ar- rangemetns for the slate funeral to bo given the remains of Sir Wilfrid Laur- ter have been completed and will be confirmed at a meeting of Ihe cabinet this afternoon, They provide Tor the removal of the body (rom his late resilience on Lnnrler Avenue to the house of commons chamber next Thursday afternoon at 6 o'clock. There it will lie in slate until Saturday morn- ing. The public will up admitted lo the chamber from li o'clock on Thurs- day evening until I o'clock Saturday morning, minated-tho Canada usl! t ha'uppermost' thought In our moment. His death mark's'the passing of a eat figure in Canadian history after lifetime of service." E LOXDON, of fho made by ttio'Germans'io, con- action with the renewal of the armis- cc are reported In a Berlin dispatch gh Copenhagen to the Central cwa from letters written by alhias Erzberger, enumerated re- ueals demanding the release of Qer- lan prisoners, Ihe- maintenance of GQ Intercourse, especially economic, ith Ihe territories occupied by tho and ihe Poles, freerlom for Iho erman coastal trade nnd better treat- ment for the German populace of Al- ace-Lorralnc. The letter nlso protested against the penlng up of the question of macli OTTAWA, Feb. the holding of a Dominion convention, for which Sir Wilfrid Laurier, before death, liad planned, there will he an Interregnum so far as the opposition is concerned and-no loader'wiU he ajj- liolntetl. In the meantime, it'is sug- gested that a niannec- ment, on which will be the oldest' of the parliamentarians, bo created to or- ganize and supervise ihe work of op- position and tho survey of legislation. An early caucus will be held, but in the meantime rnmors regarding a poss- ible successor to Sir Wilfrid are aaid lo be premature. Roht. I'ringlo, native of Reaforth, and prominent member of Iho Chicago Hoard of Trade, Is dead.'He made In corn tnoro lhan ten years ago, nnd Fank much of it In Alaska mines and other western venture's, bnt in the last five years he retrieved his fortunes. H was nothing for him lo buy or soil bushola ot corn nt a time with only one word or a motion of his hand. The word moans "Healer nf every AVoimd'of Hriitne.'' Is nn AnMscpMc pared from iVature-'a HnaUoK Kcmedle.s We believe "SAN'-TRCM'AH" to he Ihe'grealest heaV ing coihpolind.'known today. 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