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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta If AGE EIGHT THE LETHBPIpGE DAILY HBRAtH THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1915 �M.rfef�.;i,iu.r j-Xj; ]',;./:i.iii|ifiiii'; W. A. BUCHANAN, MP., UNANIMOUS CHOICE AT LIBERAL GQNVENTION ..eONTINUEDiFRO'M EROKT PAGH . ; "Though many of tjiem are Ameri;. ban torn, they are as loyal a"nd as true as any natlve-iborn Canadian. The fact that many o� our boys left their HomeateadB and are now at Salisbury, is proof of that. "In: Mr. 'Lebanon wehave a man , Whom we feol we can trust, and I want 16 tell you that he has the respect of, and is highly honored by every homesteader In the.countrj-. Why? Simply because he has fought our battles, ahd has never once failed us. That Relief �"I went to Mr. JBuohanan last fall aid as a homesteader laid before him the need of relief in the south country-the great need of seed grain and spppUes for the winter. He was the first man to lay this need before the present government, and to him alone is. all credit due, though I know the * government is using this relief as a means of getting votes. Once the right situation is laid before the homesteaders, every one of them will vote for Mr. Buchanan. '"yVe are proud to have a man so honorable; 1 am proud to second bis nomination, and we will all be proud to vote for him, because we know he will win. and tliat, once elected, lie win protect our interests." Nominations Ciose -41though everyone had forgotten about nominations, some one put the question away in parliamentary order b;i. moving; that they close. .It is not;often the lot of man to be' placed in such circumstances as was ifr. Buchanan yesterday. From every quarter-from city and farm alike- came compliment, approbation and endorsement. So when he was caile^ nponfor a few remarks, he.naturally wps almost breathless. But he handled the situation vdth grace and ease, and once an opening was made he lost no time in condemning the breach created by his opponents, and wafting back a; few broadsides in retaliation for what they had thought fit to assail Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his stalwarts With. The People's Servint �Mr.. Buchanan commenced by saying that he-did not know whether to tliank the convention for the nomination or not, but-that he wanted to hasten to thank the delegates for their many expressions of esteem and appreciation for what he had endeavored ,to do. : "I jSassume the responsibility of-publib life, realizing that it interferes \vith my private life and with my business, and that I lose my connection with ;Lethbridge' for many months of eacih year.- But there is- considerable racompehse in knowing that one has been of soine slight service to his fellow man, aiid to know that his endeavors are appreciated, and to. have the estfeem of those whom he �serves. who serve the' public make no fortimes, but if i can be of service to the'people with whom I live, I ami'satiBfled. I have endeavored to serve'without, regard to politics, and i^ has been my aim to be the servant oftevery man,' woman and child in my constituency.; K to assist the farmers aiid business men in the development ot oar country and to relieve some of th^m. especially the farmers, of a few of their burdens. ' " All Same 1911 :"I stand now for the same principles , as. 1 stood in 1911, only' I am more positive than ever that those principles are right-^that "we need most of ajl in the West relief from tariff burdens. If the policies of the Liberal party, had been confirmed- in 1911i I am certain that we would- have pros- perity where we vnow have slagna-tidh." , Mr. Buchanan pointed out that the farmers in the west have found that even a small measure of reciprocity, granted by the United States when they let down the bars.on Cannatan livestock,-had proven a grea boon to them. Truce Violated by Conservatives In speaking j3f the supposed political truce, and the manner in which it had been violated by Uie Conservatives. Mr. Bucbannn said that never before was unity in Canada needed more than at the present time. If it was not in Existence, it was through MO fault of the Liberal party, nor ot its leader. Every Liberal in the couu-trj- was prepared to observe the truce, and they were doing so, except in such quarters as the Conservatives first violated it by placing a candidate in the field. The local Conservatives had violated it in their wholesale slaughter of innocent public officials, dismissing them without reason in many cases, and in some cases trivial reasons being given. Later these positions had been refilled. Immigration had picked up marvellously-since Sir. Humphries had befen dismissed because of a falling off. ' Opposed to Spoils System "I want to go on record," continued-.Mr. Buchanan, "in this city, and in this constituency, as being opposed to the spoils system. If a man is competent, and is not interfering in politics, there is no reason why he should be dismissed, and when the Liberal government goes into power at the next election, those who have replaced innocent officials, must look out. These men have a right to go back into their positions, when they have been relieved without reason."' in regard to government relief. Mr. Buchanan said that it was being used to 'party advantage. Farmers were being intimidated and refused help unless they promised to vote Conservative. They were being' told that this government was the first to ever grant relief, when, as a' matter of fact, the Liberal government had given relief, but had administered it through the -Mounted Police and immigration officials, and-did not prey upon the untertunate people to party advantage. � Mr. Buchanan, in no way of boasting, said' that he was the first to bring the matter to the attention of the govertlmeht, and that he had the proof. He did not want any credit. It was simply a duty performed, and after all, it is no.t a handout. Any government would do the same thing. The farmer -must -pay for everything he ge^s. If we had had tariff re'iief in 1911, the lanriers might, through getting better pric'ess for their products, have been able to ttithstand a year of drouth without government assistance. ' � . In tftis connection Mr. Buchanan said that farmers should not accept the* dictates o� the commissionexs and relief officers aifd buy their gciods ot pohseryartive merchants according to their mandate. Once the order for re-liei was issued,; the officer had noth-�;ing more to do wth ii; and the far-\ mer was at liberty to buv where he pleased. Laurier Naval Policy In. speaking oi general conditions, and the possibility of an elect-ion, Mr. I Buchanan said that although it maV be far distant, he is absolutely car-tain that there is a change of sentiment all over the .country, and that when the chance is given' them, the Cana-dian people will return Sir Wilfrid Laurier to power. Eastern Can- ada is tired of the Borden* rfegimb. Labor men were toldJn;^SH.-Jil^t.U; reciprocity carried, sthoy wouM  bo idle inside a month,, lleciptocity did not carry aoA Ihcy have been Idle tor many months. On the doasts the filing is .rapidly changing.,'.. The p�oplo arc. beginning to realize t-hat the Ltturr icr naval policy was lighfti an4,that, if the Liberals had been roturnea to-power, they would now ho protectfld by Canadian, Inst-ead of Japanese, warships. Proof of the Pudding . "Wlien the Liberal party said it would be possible' io build ships in Canada it expressed a faith in Canada," said Mr. Buchanan. "The Conservatives did not have t hat laflh, but the British Admiralty, in which we have {aith,-had faith in us, and ordered 20 submarines built in Canada by Canadians. 1 fc(r one will not be ashamed to advocate the Liberal policy on defence and tariff. . Liberalism Canada's Cause Mr. Buchanan could not give any idea as to when an election would be precipitated, hut he is goinp to use every effort from now on to bring about a 'Victory. "If I am capable ot representing you," he said, "get out and work to promote the cause of Liberalism, not the cause of AV. A. Buchanan, or of the constituency of Lethbridge. It is the cause of Liberalism, for which we stand, and Liberalism is the cause of Canada. In closing his rem'arks, Mr. Buchanan s.T!id : "It is my hope during the years that 1 am alile to serve you, to serve to the best of my knowledge. It doesn't matter to me whether a man is a farmer, a laborer, a minor or a business man. He will get my ear. I am in sympathy with the miners, and with" the ambit-ions of the working man, and they may always rest assured that I will utilize my he^t efforts in their behalf. The Conservatives are claiming that it is time j we had a representative on the side of the government. 1 claim that too. The next government will be Liberal, and the leader will be the Rigiit Honorable Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who is as voung in spirit, and in his outlook on Canada's future - as ever he was, though he is getting old in years. He can be the next premier of Canada all right, and he will if'the people have the sa.v." Cheers. Mr. Buchanan hopes to meet many of his constituents before returning to Ottawa, and will lose no time in getting over the cotintry, which has been for the most part been already traversed by the Conservative candi-oate, though with questionable success. Reporta The committee ttn Credentials rc-port-ed that 51 accredited delegates had atteiided the convention, while a great many more had come of their own volition. The resolution committee, headed by Mr. Barker, of Cardston, reported tME LADIES STORE l^hoiie463 Acadia Block ^ W^ssiiiaking^at very moderate SrX" .........................$S.0O to �10.00 .Children^. Dre..., .;.. -,,;$3.00 up -We uae.only our own m^t�rlat�. With a host of Friday-Saturday saving prices absolutely unsurpassed to any previous eci^ctotoif tUe kind; The last of the Winter Merbhanaise of every de.scription oii the hargain. tables ior final clearance. Eegnlar prices and original costs have heen altogether disregarded in our determination for quick and decisive clearance-^each article being reduced to a price it will readily bring for quick sale. FINAL CLEARANCE OF COATS $12.50- Worth up to $20.00. ALiL THE BETTER .GRADE COATS -SI 6.75- Worth up to $32i50. ANY SKIRT IN THE STORE -$6.76-^ Worth up to $12.60. ANY HAT IN THE iSTORE -54.75- Worth up to $10.00. ALL WHITEWEAR IN THE PRE-INVENTORY SALE 20% Off ALL UNDERWEAR IN THE PRE-INVENTORY SALE 20%oif ALL KNIT GOODS IN THE PRE-INVENtORY SALE 20 % Oft- THIS IS THE LAST OF THIS SEASON'S WINTER BARGAIN EVEINTS AND THE MOST IMPORTANT, AS WELL.FROM A MONEY-SAVING POINT OF VIEW STOCKS ARE ALL OF THE HIGH ORDER CHARACTERISTIC OF THIS STORE. AND RB. DUCTIONS WILL BE FOUND EXACTLY AS STATED HERE. . � " Friday-Saturday Pre-lnventory . CORSET SALE-Wortb $1.25 .... Friday-Saturday Pre-lhventori> " CORSET SALE-Worth- $i;5tt ...i. 'Friday-Saturday Pre-lnyentory BRASSIERE SALE-Worth $1.00.. Friday-Saturday Pre-lnvento>y' FLANNELETTE SALE-Worth 15c Friday-Saturday Pre-lnventory SHEETING SALE-Worth 50c Friday-Saturday Pre-lnventory TOWELLING SALE-Worth. tq-ISc Friday-Saturday. Pre-lnventoi;y SKIRTING SALE-Worth ;50e! Friday-Saturday Pre-lnventory 4 QJLa WRAPPERETTE SALE worth 18c I Ci2 G 95c 65c 10c 3lc iqc sisc Frlday-Saturday Pro-lnventory ac SHEET SALE-Worth $1.25 e�eH...,9.0C Frlday-Saturdiyi^Pre-lrwentory CAMBRIC g*lE-Worth IBe lOe Friday-Saturda^ Pro�lnventory 4 Oi** ART MUSLIN SALE, worth aOc.lCzv Friday-Saturday -Pre-lnv�ntory Atlmk CORD VELVET SALE. worth.,78c "tOU Friday-Saturday Pr�:i Inventory ,^Oarrington and W. N.- Merriam, Lucky Strike ; A. Rygg, Burdett ; Robt. Ferris, Chas. Scott, L. Llewellyn, 0. W-. Larsen ^ and Robt. McLachlan, Grassy Lake ; | David King, Lethbridge ; A. L. Hoer,; Foremost ; Dave Peltier, Kipp ; L. T. 1 Westlake, Taber ; R. L. Blake, Slakes-, ville ; E. A, Hunt, Milk River ; W. W. Douglas-, Taber ; B. N. Barker, Cardston; G. Heatbershaw, Magrath; T. W. Crofts, Newlands, and T. H. Walker, Highrield. Rev. Dr. .W. S .McTavisU of To^ ronto has been called to the pastorate of the Madoc Presbyterian church. The iBelgians !by their manipulating o� the -floods in Fl-anders have caused untold loas to tha OOTmans and-prevented to a great extent a German mafch on CalaiB. They ican direct the water so that any seotlon ot the country can be flooded. A company of pioneers are here shown-ott to direct a dyk