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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WINNIPEG WHEAT CaBh ....... . May ... July ,..>, a- * � � * ica,.was dealt with, not only in a patriotic spirit, biit with that didactic logic, which Justified the great Issues for which the ^Empire had unsheathed its mighty awQr>iaRpropHat6 r|fi9riSiace to the final'otitconiflf-------V / ; "Sound the loud timbrels o'er Egypt's dark sea,' Jehovah has triumphed! his people are free." With a tribute to Lethbridge for being in the forefront, with others, who by their generous aid.and support are helping to hold up the hands of the men who are in the trenches, Dr. Clark launched into his'subject. We are looking, he said, on one of the greatest dramas of lilstory, one which had no parallel in the world, and he considered that no greater calamity could fall on any man than, to be on the wrong side in the conflict which the nations are waging. Dealing with the causes Which led to the war, the speaker conceded that he differed from the opinion held by many public men, including those in this country, that its outcome was racial, brought about by the steeping of a people in the doctrines of Nietzsche, and Treltsohke. He very mjjch doubted that, the common people of Germany had any knowledge .of the philosophy of these writers, any more than the general populace of the British Empire had an Intimate acquaintance with the writings of Herbert Spencer and of John Stuart; Mill. For himself, he confessed he had read Herbert Spencsr, but was obliged to throw him up in despair, for he. 'w&a no wiser when he came near to the finish than when he started. The war was no quarrel of peoples. Nor was it brought about by economic causes: Britain was not Jealous of Germany's trade, nor Germany of Britain's. In fact the largest trade done by each country was.-with one another. The cause was political: due to the despotic form of governments in Ger-' many, Austria and Tnrlte'yr Treit-Bchke and Nietzsche said nothing new, and despotic government .was no new thing. We had it in KIngland, with the assumption of the doctrine of the Divine right of kings; and the wars ot the Boses and the wars of the Commonwealth were contests for the rights of freedom for a free people. In this respect, Germany was only.500 years hohind England. Absolute monarchy was always suppoHrted by a standing .array for repressing. the constitutional aspirations of the people of a country, and for making aggressive attacks on outside natibiis. This was pre-eminently the history of Austria. There was no country on the map of Eiirope on which Austria had not placed the stamp of itk absolute hands. It was shown in its relation in past history to'Italy, Prance, Greece and even to Germany when "it was first confederated. There has been no better,indictment of the policy of that country than that made by the late W. Ei Gladstone. Germ any and ,'rurkey were Irahued with the. same sentiments of despotic goverhnieht as Austria. The despotism of Turkey to gain by the sword and livev by the sword was well known, and through, her fflouthplecer Bernhardi, Germany had claimed her-as her natural ally. It was always ppssible, continued the .(CoMtinued.on ,iiago-3). .o"l t >e Pl^'^t in this country. Over has been iainihg in brilliancy every Sf.P^Wle were Pres^^t the^tudents day and every month. His hobby . is �f tl^f Knieht �^'^ttdemy ,heM.ed.b>.4^ the people, not the partv or the standard-bearer ^^^..^^Wfe^^t^^^- clique. We are not always'so lucky in '"S ^ � . %thu8iaBtli.,^r^j.e?M chocising our man, for 1 think his Rome, Jan. 14.-Latis Tep Soira aiid' Arpino, said tov. have, been partially wrecked. .'- Naples felt'the shook severely, hut.-h^'as .only damaged slightly.. A^ui'la-in" lis,;;i(Myince, of .AbnizziV tnttj �otKer tbwh^iP^'ltegion report^R^Gh/dam-^; ago and some loss. No onewaslkilled in Rome, but there, is considerable' inaterial damage. Several of-Ronie's historical structures were damaged,* ihut if is hoped not irrepairable. Abouf 1,000 perstons were killed in- towns; near Rome, according to rflports. KING SOLICITOUS .Relief work. Is under way and It is. present government, while the people on the coasts knew the value of a Canadian navy now, and were ready to vote for it. The present government claimed it foresaw the war, yet they dismantled the Niobe, and would have done the same to the Rainbow if it had'not bsen for the Hindoos. The Laurier naval policy was the Alberta, the greater -part of the fund having been raised by 25 cent donations. And to mark the ambulance so that it will he known to the troops, a name plate is heing'furnished inscribed with the words, "The gift of the women of Southern Alberta." The last 1250 of the fund was made up by .'donations of $200 from the lo- only correct one for Canada, and the cal lied Cross branch, and another people are aware of that fact, and donation of $45 from the Alexander wilL support it at the next election,' Gait Chapter I.O.D.E. The latter or-which the Liberals do not want dur- ganizatlon will, however, partially re-ing such a crisis, but which they Iniburse themselves from belated don-i must meet if forced upon them by the atio-ns wliich may come in later, powers that be. The,$25 over and above the amount Nominated by Dr. Galbraith (first named was sent to cover the In one of the highest tributes ever cost of the inscription, paid to mortal man. Dr. W. S. Gal- Every cent donated was sent, the In-braith, who nominated Mr. Buchanan cidental exenses of collection, which in 1911, offered his name to the meet- were not heavy, being borne by the ing, and the moonent his mouth closed. I-O'l'-'i'- liere. Buchanan'', on the words "W. A. there was such a cheer that whateveir else the doctor had to say was com- DIDN'T SUICIDE Vancouver, B.C., .Tan. 14.-Premier pellcd to wait. 'That ver~y"^heer" spe^^^^^^ McBride today issued a formal denial ed doom to the opponent. It was pro- �f * rumor published in a Seattle pa-longed and deafening, straight from Per to the effect that his secretary, the heart of every man in the .room,,tlio late Lawrence MacRae, had-com-and there were some 20O present. mitted suicide. The story had it that A High Tribute | these plans 'were found in possassion When the meeting was opened for �"e of the Alvensleben brothers, nominations by the convenor, Mr. S. arrested at Gibraltar. J. Sliepherd, Dr. Galbraith arose in' A. GRIESBACH TO OPPOSE FRANK OLIVER an inst'ant'and ^rode'onto' the" p'lat"- * � � * that of W. A. Buchanan. It is hardly necessary to say that a man claiming a majority of 1500, votes in the last election.wiU not appeal to you in vain. He will appeal to you, and-to the constituents in the new riding. Ho is a man of brains, first, of all. He knows the political situation, ho knows what we need and what the country needs. He made his impr^.ss Edmonton, Alta., Jan. 13.- At the Qonservattve convention for We BtBdmonton, W. A. Griesbach, who returned recently from Salisbury Plain, to organize, one of the two; infantry battalions .here, was given an almost unanimous nomination. The Liberal convention will be held* on the 29th, 'when it is probable the sitting member, Hon. Frank Oliver will again be selected. vative party has seen proper to de- shall the factory be moved to, Davis part from all the precepts of honor, county, this being the location,favor-and precipitate tiie country into such ably reported by the. committee .ftp-a caldrom of excitement as an elec-; PO'nted to select a site," would cert-ion. Has tlie Conservative party not jtainiy indicate that a rwedge has been enough to do in amalgamating . the Placed in the determined plans^ of country's forces-into-one great thun-'some of. the directors .to. moyc-the given i necessaries to; th� derbolt to hurl at the Empire's enemies, -without bringing shame, and �disgrace on-Canada's |air name ? The plant to Utah. . I".... ' , -', ... ' Ray Knighl is now-, the.peraohifica-tion of optimism,- and when Eay'seta pedple of Canada stood as a unit be- ^ ^ thing, j,e generally .does hind them, giving them the greatest ^'-.^^e has set out to Iteep the sugar ^ opportunity of their history to make,t� J A =f h'^T.n tLJ l.^M a record,, and they fall back to a! ,f Tiil .A- ^ f�fh^ir sinister motive like that. We want to ttJ?� tp.J " ,fSv^?rHnt i^t^ tn be Patricks, but they want to niake ^Ufl^fsse strongly air^^^^^ Iwt'f^-J '1�"^*'%*'%^' Ple^l'of tC busies'/ S,^p?of^-s^n^ti^^'^e^^^sl^V'^^:!^^"-' tarmers^and students: Of eternally right, and the people of Canada are realizing it more and more every day. Why should the rail- Raymond and Magrath;' and the backing of the boards of tradej C;P.R. and the provincial and Federa"! govern-J J.,  ^. h  ,  i i ments, that they wdiildl co-operate in K^'^l'i ^i*^. '^""".T^ interests mighty effort tb, demoiiBtrate .to be allowed tq enter another cquntr , world that th-e suialr ' Induatry and reap profits from their invest- could be made a success in this cOun-ments, and the farmers not given the try. right to do the same ? With another chance we will see. "Mr. Buchanan has certainly been The meeting yesterday was an In-^splratlon to Mr. Knight and others, who are prosecuting' the campaign. faithful,. The best standard by which [Never before in Raymdhd w'as such so judge a man's fitness, is the man- enthuBiasm and loyalty to- any cause tier inwlijoh he discharges a public displayed. All classes were represent-duty. Mr. Buchanan has been regard- ed. Mayor O'Brien occupied the chair less of. party or class. Whether they were farmers, miners, men behind the, and Raymond Knight .was the chief spisaker. He made a.aplendid.address counter or men in business, they re-� appealing. to. his , auditors .for their ceived his evefy consideration toward support. .Ho was given a most re^ the advancement of their interests, markable . ovation, the students lead When the votes are counted I think "^S in a series of ..stirring yella for we will find that the man who has, Knight, "Uncle". Jesse.arid the day in and day out',-week in and.^^etory. it'was a,mpmoj-able occasion. at Ottawa on his leader, and on tli6'>>-* '�* >rO-fesslonal men; Frank Holt, I.-B. Roberts, A. M, Wilde (Wellihg), John Salmon and Henry Holm,eSi.tli farmfeH; James Marks, the rahchep, ,ah'd Prflsl-dent-Romney, Bishop Anderson and Mayor O'Brfen. ' ' , J. W. Evans was wildly cheered when he read letters and telegrams containing assurances of aaslstanoe from the. Hon. A; ^, "McLean, J. � S. Dennis, Calgary; the (Jalgaryj Board; of Trade, the Cardstpn,'board, of; Trade and the Lethbridge (Board- .of Trade. The text of tlie.telegram'from the Calgai7 Board wp espeolally' well recel ted. A speoJal committee' has been appointed to, aBBiiatvin .the: (Cotttinued on page 3).' ^; ,. . ,,-v-*.'~;.-..,4-*.--...iv.|..--'-.�..,,,r.i to provide all stricken people. Queen Helena has expressed deep! sorrow at the fact that she is still obliged to remain in.bed owing.to the; recent birth of a princess, as she ardently desired to go personally and additional and more accurate details >: are; received, the horror of yesterday's h earthquake Increases, threatening tos place it in the list of similar catas-'; trophes in Burope, second'only to^tft'e''? Messina disaster of 1908. The li|t'-ot; dead, dying and injured has tltpMiti-7 ed from a relatively small'jflguyejlWtK night to more than ,50;00'0,apodrd|n8r to an official announcement'. ~today;' and it is expected thlB\3mni1>pr grow be*ore the day Istoyef. ^ full extent of property .dkimage| not yet been determined.'fv^? He' Rome,  priceless -statues,-j oetatuj buildings and structures thati'^ori ijave been the mecca of al^ \ have been: destroyed? or Injured^ (Coatinued. c.n^^a^e,^?) 45 01 ;