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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAftE RIGHT THE LETHBrtinCtE speech; eoNGiss Hnuo Xo fig!U iiiiJlJ they aro iK-l)love(l; but only bot-ause we wish tho right to prevail and ilcsiio a Juist ami stabto peace." \ Such a prog fa tutu f. \\% said. rtMuov-U chief provocations for war. Profound Impression. The practical :fich.t!mc with sufficient do-iinitlon to make it clear what sort hf definitive terms of sottleiueni must necessarily spring out of them. Within llie last week. Mr.. Lloyd GeoiRo has races ine iiera.�iu!s >n ^.v,.........,,-spoken wllli admirable candor and in lor ahindomnent of any programrae of iadmirable bpirlt for the people and gov- annxatlons and indemnities and-also faces the failure of tho peace negotiations'at Brosl-Litovsk the president's pronouncement developed its trenien-dou.^ importance as he Bpoko it word >y woi'd f A a crowded chamber ot leg-llslators,-diplomats and officials who gave him the closest attention. Al-�thougli the address was punctuated ernment of Great Hrltain. There is -lo confusion of counsel among the adver saries ot the central powers, no uncer tainfy ot principle, no vagueness of detail. The only secrecy of conditions, the only lack ot tearless frankness, the oiity failure to make definite st'ate-mentot the objects of the war, lies with Germany and her allies. The Is Itberallv bv applause, there was one i sues of life tind death hang upon,these Ereat demonstration when tho presi-i definitions. No statesman who has the dent declared Fr.ance must have right j least conception of his responsibility for wrong in Alsace-Lorraine. At that ' the entire assembly rose, applauded and cheered loudl.v. Leaders-and rank and file joined in expressions of approval with few res-'ervations. It was the general opinion in congress that the presideni's address had posibilitics of hastening peace, and influencing the Russiai\ negotiations, while at the same time concretely giving peace terms and endorsing Lloyd IJeorgo's statements. Chairman Stone ot the senate foreign relations committee declared he .was /n full agreement with the prcsi-"dent.-while other senators referred to tho' address as "the best thing the president has doile." and" his greatest ; julrf "alV buVhelplcVs. "it would seem. before the grim power ot Germany, fnittaiRiirrflMed' (JjipQttnriUii/otjslUd; In-dcpondQiu detormjnutlou Ot own politio*4. ti�V(;topiil6Dt and of avalncore wclconitj; lifto the ?ob)ety bt^froo nations niuler \ns|lttvtlo5j� ollH^je.r own nssistancQ, also ot- overy klHtl that sho may nted wid may hefSGlt dealro. Tho treatment accorded Russia,by her sis-tor tiatlcniii In tho months tri c6ino will be tho acldtestsoftholr Bood will, ot their cotnprehonalon -of Iioi* ttgd- ; S�i)pi(!Uq�t hS'Ttho CoUHorvntory 'ot ;]MMBictiOrbiiostVi\, under diroiit.oii ot iMr. Kiil'p^. ' ^, > ,7 , ;,F6hl ''.DnhcesVCqi) Uorriplpb, H. |;!Mnynafd; (b) Highland Flfng, B. MC-Ctilluiii! (c) Iluntlnfe Dance, I. Adrtws, , 3 Classical Dunces-(a) Orodlt I'Diinco ot the Statues/The Class J (b) Plastic Group nanct:, Tho Class; (cl [iPorfumo ot Poppios, K. Southard. . (a> rar.-.snl Dance, ^t, Olblmna; (hi Pierrot and riefrotlo, IVJediclrio Hat Class; {c> Too Dance, D. Smith, Musical Numhor;!-^Solo, Mrs, Geo. Simpson; solo vlol.'n, EarnoBt F. Lay-ton; solo, Mr, Fleming; Ladies' Chorus; Solo, Mrs. Crawtprd; LaAios' 1^::J � . Trio with .tivb�%iolin/ accompaniment; rotid.'ng.;^* VTi'-^V;v^-' V � � '^ � .Three DfertlflUaSVtviJiiinooa-(a) Tns-ttfriil Dnhcfi.vTlhO Olnss; Inconap Dance, 0. Attr�io;:(Iiiutch Sdenov-^Uo visit ot ati Eastern Prlhce.v ', ; Oaiiet of Rokaa-Soloist, "Spirit of thd UoRe.'VQ. ilp>vmun. i,, : '.. ONTAIJIOLECJlSLA'rURe jia'd/diVlb; Jan/S.-ItSvas nh; noiinbodlW'tlcially at the paiMIn> - niotvl Imlldinfe' todn.y:fhat the leglBlntiii'd would convene on Tuesday,.J'ohruary 5. \ Vancouver, Jan,- 7,-r-Sorgt. Major ( ".Tlmiriy" Robinson, C,G;M, jtoB announced lilmaelt a.*! dii, Indopehdotit enndldato for' thp.-liBgliliillir'j; at the |)yoeiecti(Jii In VanAiSuVcr oti.Jammi'j; 24. Mrs, Ralph Smith AlSri Iff in thu, fielil'br an IndopendoiJKpijtitUdeti. TKoI govornmont TMid oppokltloii have (akr en no formal action 4b yet regarding their repreaontatlon.'' ' � jihe sea and whose political and eco'' ftiomic independence and teiTltorial in- of every friend Tit mankind; and they have refused to compound their ideals or desert others that they themsefves may be safe. They call to us to say \ tegrity should be guaranteed by inter-what it is that we desire, in what, it in , national covenant, anything our purposes and our spirit "14-A geiiera'l association of na-differ from theirs and I believe that tions must bo formed under specific the people of the United States would wish me to respond with utter simplicity and frankness. Whether their prefT-eht leaders believe It or not, It is our heartfelt, desire ..and hope that some way niay be opened whereby we may an equally definite program of the concrete application of tliose principles The representatives: of the centr-al powers.'on their part, presented an outline of settlement, which, if much, ^ . � / -. less definite seemed susceptible of lib- �� ^'I- Tjie day ot connuesi'and oral interpretation until their specific fEgrandl^inient is gone b/: so J^s alljo covenants for the purpose ot afjording mutual guarantees'of political' independence and..territorial integrity to ; greaV and small natVoda alike. In re-'gar A - to these .esaehtlal. rectifications of assertions ot right, we feel ourselves. , , to be intimate ijartneVs of all tl\e gov- Russla to attain their utmost hope of Seruments and peoples associated - to--Uberty and ordered peace. ^ . gether against tho imperialists. "SVe It will be our wiih and purpose cannot be separated in interest or di-that the processes of peace, when they I yided in purpose. We itand together are begun, shall be absolutely op'en, I until the end.  and that they shall Involve and-pennlt; u/iiii,, ., pi,i,f Pn.. Thl. I henceforth, nar-secret under,tandlngs : l^Z^JZ^^^- cove- nants we are willing to fight and^coti- only a perfectly definite statement'of-j to assist-J^ of the principles upon which they would " *" """ " ' " " " " be willing to conclude peace, but also program ot practical terms was added. That program proposed no concessions at all, etiher trf sovereignty of Russia or to the preferences of the popula- the day of secret covenants entered in to in the interest-^f particular goverri-luohts-and. likely at some unlocked for moment .to upset' the ^peace ot the tlon Vith whose fortunes it dealt but 1 f o'"'''-*^this happy fact, now clear meant in a word that the central em- � the view of everj" public man whose thoughts do not still linger in an age plres werp to keep.every foot of territory their armed force.s had occupied -every province, every city, every point of vantage-as a permanent addition to their territories and > their power, it is a rei-irnable.conjecture that the general principles of settlement which- they, at first suggested originated with the more liberal states- that is dead and gone, which makes it possible for every nation whose purposes are consistent witli justice and the peace ot the world to avow now. or at any other timo the objects it hag In view. ^ V � Why We Are In the War .\ We entered this war becausei viola- men of Gertuany and Austria, the i tions of right has occuired which men w-hojiare begun to feel the force of Uiefi^wn peoples thought and purpose',* while t"he concrete terms ot actual settleineuj; caibe. from the military^ leaders,, who have no thought-but to keep what they have got. The negoti-.. ations.liavp been broken off. The Itus-, siau^r'epresentatives were sincere and i in earnest. They, cannot entertain su'ch ' pfopcsals ot conquest  and douiina-Uqn. -Full of Significance "Ti�e whole incident is fuu'ot significance. It is also full of perplexity. *T^Ith whom are the Russian represen--t�tivea dealing'.'*'For whom.are the Tepresentatives of the ceg.tral,empires speaking? Are they speaking'for-the majorities of their respective parliaments', or for the minority parties, that lullitary and imperialistic . mTiTorltyj �vrhich has ,^8o far dominated* thoir �whole-policy and controlled the affairs of Turkey and of f the Balkan. stated, which have felt oblige'd to' become their associates in this %ar? The �RuBBlan representatives haVe'-Insisted, very justly, very wifely; and in the true ;jpirit of modern democracy that ^the conferences they have Ijeen hold-ing with the Teutonic and' Turkish-statesmen should be held wlthin-open, riot closed doora and all the world has lieen audience as was desired. To �Whom have wo lieen listening the*? IS AN r\F course you have said this to yourself as you hav2 picked a certain letter out of your morning's mail It is Natural-appearances make the first impression on all of us, and ifs wise to rcmcmbsr it when ordering Stationery. , touched us to tite quick and made the life of our own people impossible unless they were corrected and the world sc(iured once tor all against their recurrence. What we demand in this war, therefore, i&^riothlng peculiar to ourselves. It is that the world be made fit and safe to live in; and particularly that it may be safe for every peace-lqving nation which, like our own, wishes to live its owh life, determine itfl own iustitutiona, be assured of justice, and fair dealings by the-othor peoples of the world, as against, force and selfish aggreaaion. All the peoples of the world are iir effect partners in this Interest and for,bur own part -we see very clearly  that unless justice he done to others it will not be done to us,' The" program of' the' world's peace, therefore, l� our  pro-|;ram, and that progr^, the only possible program, as we see it. Is this:' ' 1-Open covenants of pe^ce, open-, ly arrived at, after which there shall he no private individual dealings of any_.klnd'but diplomacy shall-proceed always and frankly, and, in the pubHo vie'w. 2-Absolute freedom of liaVlgation tinue to tight until fhey are achieved: but only because we wish tw^ lutely imparUal urtJustmenl bf all col:., onles olaImB, baaed upon a strict ob-^^orvunce of the principle that in deter-minipg aU-Buch questions of sovereignty the liiterdsta of {he populations concerned riii!.st hayo'equal weight lyith the equitable claims of the government �ivhoBs title Is to he determined, ."6-The evacuatlpn of all Huasian: territory anrt such n settlement of all questions affecting Russia Ah will se-cure the heBt atui. Jr^est co-operatioii ot the other nations if tho world in ohlainli\�; (or her an u^ahawporcd and' minister as to the admlhlBtratibn' o� the recent -prder-ln-councll�relating to tho, Issue -^nd sale ;ot �Becuritlea': in Canada. Mr,. Bri�4sha,w's: services jylil be 'honorary and 'without'iremunera-tiorc He: is one of. thte IJeBt qualified experts upon inunidliidl. securities d;nd finance in Canada.^ ^ Protest from Satkatchewon Ottawa, Jan. 8.-^Hon. iPdward Brown, provincial' treasurer of Jfgni toba, and Hpn. C. /NV- Dunning, rim vlnclal treasurer oi; Saslmtchewiin who havi'i been here'Blnce yesterday with , . .. 'fin anclal matters, including^, the recent order-ln-council' demanding teddral control of provincial and nyinicipii hand ISBuea. * " ., ' . ' ! SaBkatchewan has made a' formal protest against the order, but it not  believed that the province .will carry its opposition to tho courts ORIVENvBACK ' P^rlB, .fan. 8.-German t#oo|)8 whl6h jat(eniptod to advance"D� the �Vortjun .front after u bombardment were 'Irlv-�n back by thj^ Frenon tli^r %ft Uigpt, It is alinoiincad-r).'tlcl*Jlr..,''i �' "Original tr�atmchi ^^iiLs to be tlic oiitstaiicling feature of the growp �f speci-v mens from tli*e Letlibri{lg:c Herald. The samples Meeni to stand out prominently' on accouiit/pf the uniqiiencss, and pleasing- typography. Among otiicr speci-iheiisis alH>oklet that is handled admiralKly.'Wieeo!iier.sho aplcasing design." -Priiitei^and PuWisIier, Toronto. ^ ^HIS 0/fice is competent to give you the hishest grade of work' We \ have built our husiness on the foundatim of good work-doing it well and doing it ptfofnptly. ^ We can hmdje every kind of Printing^'' hook, catahgue, office systems, stationery, etc., and equipped to do (he � . t highest grade of work.. ' f X In . an Open Competition with the Printers of Cai>adia the Herald Job Department entry was awarded the Sixth place. A fcUSTpMER,SAYS--''Could gfet work isobner at this end, but you turning out better work than jve can get anywhere. Last job was O.K. to the lettetfi'i. MAKERS OF- RUBBBR STAMPS �Mr 7984 ;