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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THfc For many Impcrlnllsm-'wa. m word of dark and unintelligible nioanlnt, Lurking In It wan a sug- gestion of aggrandl.cmcnt and iiith ,less expansion For Us fulfilment It {required proconsuls on the one hand, and on the olhcr a humble wllllnr land obedient people It Implied sub lection and In 'ho Inrge word fo, run spirits heard the rattle of chains, aud (Slavery The next stage through which he 'word passed was oho of altruism. It to mean that wo should do KOmethliig for some one else, for Che British lay-payer, for tho old country. Ihe iicml olilllzwl communities of Central Amerlci a now spirit born which In time, we may well Iffie "1C ParCUt re Kiifeland content (o occupy herself with her growing Irado and iho riches which flow In from investments In every quarter of the globe would coou fall Inlo iho sIlunHonfof Holland whoso greal seamen were iott to thcmsolvcB, whilst her great mer- chants absorbed Ihelr minds with the contcmplilion of pictures and tulips V'ltuout tho fine of India nnd Egypt, without the self-Imposed task litlng of the various parts of the Em I lie lor purposes of peace Is n dlffl cult tusk Iho organ nut Ion of th world will be harder sllll The on li prullmlnar) lo tho olher and ni A Briton" declares, tho true Im- perialist. Is the most far-sighted sotl-er after ponce. Arbltuitlon Is (he next remedy IJtH iho will enforce the decree upon a 'io secure pence we uust agl In plunge Into vvur rn prli ite life lure ire certain qifatlons which the nw Itbolf considers are matters of ;rivato honour, and cannot bo adjudl- niid' by a court Nitlonn as violl as Indhlduils haie Ihelr whims, md n.0 various races have nol yet freed Lhein- wilies Irom those antlp allies which began ill the childhood of humanity. If wo In Canada were resolved' to mako our western provinces un abode i foi white men alone lhat resoho might recoil e scant consideration bc- lore 1 tribunal composed we ihall su In part at Ic-st of South Americans whose" own "European blood' Is Inter- mlxeil'wllh African strains. Upon ouch WEST; ITS PROGRESS'SINCE ERASER Hi W. U. OOOOOOOOOCOO (Copv right h) Publishers Ltd C h... bat ial ant fight In making Die resource. luncl k'ovl" ln Ing llbelb Irnpllors cimo from rnstern Canada who .iver won prprlnco md cause 'hey found new stiangc, coi dlllons foreign to limited know ledge they wrols and ctlbo The And tiler When Canada In 18C3 bought tl sovereign rights of the Hudson B: Compan) In the West for i. tan IK slerllni and one twentieth of Iho lull south of the big Satknlchew m rlio he foreo' a most ii iport int matti and one Ih it Canadians should hai remembered This was Hut ofliel bad established in inieiest In th country and its tato besides Com pmv, nnniclv tho ColonKU and i, EATO ORK1, InertpreseiUllTeoftmelniperliiliiim In Canada. Mr -to convey helplesi races so lntor- thpy dt eventuall) ne able to hd oncert B of our I themselves, England n ould quirk colling and doing nothing I Jii return, ind move aside from our ivocatlon of growing rich w ith Germany, England declines to he others, then she vull be unable to hel Eventually we (fame4o understand 4part frora world that a nation no moie than a man can Ulere can be no Bmplre That Is th live to itself, that entire pro occupa- rea8on German) Is not an Fmplr lion ith persona! -affairs ends in no-er untl1 shs coaae meanness and corruption and that think of expansion in forgetftilncs selfishness Is the destruction of self Olp obligations, which expansio Ihe path b) i hlch nationality Is at- lamed lies quile olherwise It Is only In time we have come to see lha b) doing Its work m the world that a Imperialism does not mean aggres nation is justified, it governs it- sion that it does mean resoliltlo self Ihe laj-Ber.I to remahrtree, and lo confer the bles sings of freeaom WU vii.-- >.Mi.8i.i.i -a -E '71 f. determination fa enfoic ment f mcnt for horsetf within', theuiarrowfreedom1, Justice and order nltimafelj teasj and confera the privileges of I depend The world is never left lone self government upon the without a witness nnd unless we do mipions which have somehow grown this work some other BOWC- will tint up under her f lag but because ihe will, worse ind we lias gona Into the dark places of the eome Imperialists Just because vvi are earth and helped the nolpless to help that we shall chareeil hsmselvys, because has having- abandonoi! ed puccessfullywfrMi- the spirit of the-task wHich our fathers Rerfor cd pestilence ajiinjoMerw inch lfceir dav and then handed down stalked the to, nit Three things, are bound up in England, but by preventing land Mussulmans from at each others throats In India In tho face of ithiu larger Issue the minor one solved itaelf By dealing with pesti- lence In tne dark places of the earth, England achieved good health at home By dealing with fevers on the welt coat of Africa to I deal with fevers In England, until to-day England la the healthiest spot on earth, with a death rale ot 11 per hundred thousand from typhoid w hilst the rate In Canada is 35, and in the Uniled States it la 46 If we in Canada had become accustomed to Ihe large matter tro- pics ot malaria, yellow fever, (ind-the plague we should not 'allow our own in Toronto, and Montreal, lo perlah' of typhoid bj drinking their own and their nelgh- I hours' aew age t So long as the United stales were I willing to remain- In that isolatto which the of the Republ considered no desirable a thing tho wallowed in their own corruption, am ended up with one of the bloodies wars of history amongst thomsclve 1 hey croflsed the fleas the wore driven by an Ideal, namely, t make of that fig-end of the worl something good and great, to creaT a new earth, and they fervent! looked for the coming of the Lori amongst the rocks of New England But thry learned, ai Ihe early dls ciples had to loam, that "Immediately had a new meaning, that oac day I is as a thousand )ears and a thoueam Ip the Empire re-lly we fast draw- live upon the r'fho sufferance Ing within, not because the Empire needs us IrretriovaMv, but because wo need, tne Empire un- less we are content lo sink'to the level of Greece, and bounty of England i of the United may seem a condition of-kelotage is not favourable to the development of tho individual character Unless a nation Is master of Us own affairs existing by light and not by the good- will of ils neighbours, ihe individuals which compost that nation inevitnol) n question a Japanese or a Chinaman could not ho expected to render, unbiased Judgment. Woiild Qern-an be prepared to admit that the stillii iljio was Ihe boat possible arrange ment; and .would she heed the voic of a company of, lawyers, if they sal lion with one voice Thus lar sin! tliou come, and no further rlhc> 'might as well talk to the sea. Nor would weakness be a bar to aggression. Armies, do not fight be cause they are nearly equal. In th. game of .w'ar handicaps are not given The, financial and-numerical Inforlo'r- ity of Spain did not save her from Ui_ Unltod States; and Canada is a much more desirable land than Cuba or Hie Philippines 1 he Pnilippmes were p i- Uent and-humble but that did not alter their fate Nor is poiertv md ignorance a safeguard, as the late Mr. Kruger found to his cost. Those -vho find the path of safety in stricl atlention to our own business and a proper humility in the face of the world, would do well to call to their minds the fable of the lamb and the vvolft An era of universal peace ma) come., but' those who do not in the meantime 'make 'arrangements for their own safolj arc not likely to be there to usher it in. Isolated, wu are at the mercy of anj chance marauder and so long as we retain any nestlge of connexion vvHU Europe, we are al war when England is at war, whether we. like it or'not. Brcti if we refuse to a'ssist. our poltroonery will not save, us, as an invader might well plead that he had no information of our ultimate Intention and was not con- ceiuod about our political aims In 5775 Canada was attacked because our fellow In tho-Thirteen Colo- nies choose to become We were attacked again in 1832 because France and England had Irritated the United States bj the Berlin Decree' and the Orders in Council' Canada j was invaded again in 1886 because I Indeed rerlaln citizens of the United States were dissatufied with the Ireatment which England accorded to Ireland large number of half breed who had been born in the Colouj am s 01 MeI possessed right, there which ihe) had forced tho Company to iec.ognl.-o Ihe Mis had grown from sennits of tho 'ompaii) to an 'mportfnt 'lenient of Ireemen liuntorb ind liadcrs iho Coitrnmont In Ottawa ippoirs lo recognlied ohl) (ho toverelgn Hghls of Ihe Company Looking back It bcoms strange now that this coursi should hive been followed b) i Ca idlnn Governnent in VJPA of our ovin history The r bell on 5f 1870 is fir enough the past to .illovi tho passions it aroused to cool It WHS eomr irativciv unimportant tho dangei it m ide onl) too reil of 3ur loblng the whole Wesl sir lolm Hacdonalds Government look Ihe ;round that It was the dub of ihe Company lo hand ovei peicoahlc pot- -esaion of the counti) rho fact is hat. though Ihe Compan) t, soverelgn- v was not disputed legallv it was lot capable of doing so, In opposition o Ihe colonists, if 'he) vushod to eslsl TJie monl power et man) wore tho strenuous debates on this tcore The advonliirou Mr wtf of Iho men Fast took the Red nher for peace let quarter or fiicr ,but tho wisehoidb of ne mcr nut the vnsoheidb of ne mril is uut of the 'dr) :llstrlcti, shpok aagel) over heir !ct saltltrs haie pushed centurj ago A fiction which has been hard to down Is tlut of the drj tool the> had selected tin and fortunately we are at present, we are subject to all Ihe perils the Empire, and in dnnled many of its Mvantages, and H those advantages are moral more than miierial, they are imnortant. However we feel about th'e res'erva- t on which ought to be made it any agreement for mutual defence En- gland has alnajs understood that the safety of all was the safety of each .V r i' -i v i also the great bulk ot the people ivnie lojal to the British Crown The re- bellion as, sueh was a widened affilr ,ol small moment, but It had dan- Lt-rons 'Iho work don" nt this time by'SIi Donald Smllh, Lord Strathcona, In frustrating these dangerous designs uill be moro highly appreciated Ir vears (o come tlwn It Is today The silualion viae a difficult one Indeed The of Ihe Compan: had ann the thing to avoid the uoeessit) of forcing upon tho "ountrs the iover- foico qfniri ption n IS madffif t of war and eigntyjof Wolseley'sj exofl of peace'and he thrilled through the whole fabric On Hardiness Jlanv (I these jiioneeis oame In during 1872 b) Ihe Dlwsoi' trail from Port Arthui called Pnu-e Arthurs Landius, b) Colonel Wolsdey n honour of H li H the Duke of Goimautht At tills Hire Winnipeg as a village md settlement onl> -v- inded iloiij Ihe Red Iliver in the o d 'elkirk settlemont and far west as ort ige La Prairie on the Asslnabolnr lier Pate conspired to aid the East rn eroal ors for tho griss hopper )lsgue imaged tho land up to 1875 n thai year the chlaf crop was pola- and Ihe country Mas on the of starvation 7ho immigrant n these years who eamo up from argo. Dakota whore tho rail ended ound conditions hard j ho plague ot ;rasshoppcrs disappeared In H7b, and or some vcars Immigration by of St Paul and Pnrgo larje Che enterprising Yankee land agents persuaded man) to turn with their tales of the hen jrs of the land and the riches 01 Ibe American plains onl) a short distance to the aouth Still the pioneers flocked In and spread over south western Manitoba to the Pembina Mounta'ns and west-I ward towaid Brrndon and up the little Saskatchewan to Kapid City and Mlnnedosa StcMmboals were placed upon tho riicrs and in 1879 the mil way from the south rear-hod St Boni- face opjositc lo Winnipeg In 1880 ihe f-r.t settler as far west as Brandon Ihen called G'ai rt and In this jear Sir John Maedonald the contract with 'the svndloate" as the C P R compaiu was called Ihe contract was ratified bj Parliament In 1881 and In September of that voar the road warf in operation as far -vest as Brandon, 145 miles west ot Winul peg Thus a da) dawned upon the foi tunes of the West with the coming of the railwa) The enthu- "lasm culminated in tho dmstrous boom ot thai jear In Winnipeg leal estate and in all over the plains where was no it) This, how- ever, was only a paswng harmful of the new born faith in the The men who mpde the west More tho, ha.rdy 'polneers who went out upon -the plains to bring them under tillage Ihcy proved the coun Irj, and it proved them b) tn I and hardship Thcv weru poor, mostly and knew nothing of plains conditions TH8 uralrles aroubare of is hpadeq0 prairie In other parts are bluffs ofi poplarJand scrub oalc and elm grew along the rivers In the real dry belt (he M now nolllng at Mr ten ywri netUen did not to 1lM broughtjjyoaperity to but It war not till thin century thtt the world heard the Call of ttMt The hard work, ttw qucnchable onthuslaam of the of made an imimiilqii LORI) STR41HCOV4, ti ho as Sir Donald ftnltk did nnrh Richard Olnej, as political one div in the sphere o accomplishment. Isolation from the cul which is In the work wai their dream But they quickly foand tlut II also was present ith them, and that In the war agaliwt it there to no retreat and no discharge from tb) tervlcc ThcrC In that' coimtrv a r'erlnl of puMW coMclenee, sueh u hai I not since HW, and 111 orlgia ii tracuble lo liie lime their Isolation the world, douiit In OtlM, Porto Rico, tnd, millpplnm From cleaning up ipd Manila they proceeded' BfSoWyn and New York, their euro over Rim, th. if Fhillppn tcs and develop the Qualities of the servile, then Secretary of State for the United and servility Is worse th in barbarism States, sent a dispatch la Lord Salls- Ulough a people maj be servile and "i.r) demanding that a dispute m barbarous too In the Empire we d jnaatera of our own affairs Ouf._. it, we shall be called upon by the world to defend our title Happy as ve are, ot as we shall be, when, our ardent joung met Save coopered togethei "an aggrcga> tlon of 'equipollent bodies-pohlic within the magic circle of Ihe Crown" .with a. 'symmachy' and a "hege- each bound and e ich f roe, w ho can tell that tins conlraplion.'.whcn .contrived, would appeal to the humour of the Japanese for example' Political institutions arc not precisely like a theological formula, and an Empire which liciinlled in peace and auto- divides when the trumpet sounds Is likely to have a short shrift In this cruel world Against those who protest that old things hdio been mide that (he nations of the earth there shall be no more death, neither lorrow nor erjmg neither shall there be any more pain, there IB no use contending A whale cannot strlie with an elephant because they have 10 common standing plaee Vet we are bound to ask them what are tho irounds of their assurance, for we jnnot fail to remind ourselves of an- ther prophecy directed against a ompiAcent community, "that the aottnd millstone shall he heard no Aiore-M, all In It" And that was cotnBUDity like our own, In which the merchants were the greit men of tke i r o( war Internallonal ally In put forward as the sovereign lire, bat poMlbljr there may tie some power which mill pretend that It had which Venezuela was involved with lingland should bo submitted to arbi- tiatlon In that diapntch Mr Olney allowed' himself lo express the opi- llion-'4thal distance and 3000 of jnien oning ocean make any nent political union between a Euro- pean and an American atate un- mluril and moNpediont ,vlll hardlv be denied To Ibis Salisbury made ipt ,reply 'The thesc'worde is that union between Great Britain and is Inexpedient nnd unnatural' His Ma- jcsl) s goieinmeiit are prepared eid- to deny It on behalf of both the British and American people who are subject to her maln- hetween Great (tones In the Western Hemisphere It both, natural II. responsible was set up 1 he first Manitoba L gjslature passed 41 Acti mostly ;o provide 'inaohlnorv tor carrying on the government The tnevancos of the half breeds redressed hindsomoly, but much h irm was done bv the disturbance- ot the eountrj ind the ill feeling caused The muddle over the transfer of the West to Canada might have the effect of en ibhng Canadians to reach i more sjjnpithetie comprehension, of the vsstlv intricate md difficult rroblcms which (ho Biitish Governmrnt ha the world and Ihe opturiunltiM' Ihef shown to exist of In election Ihe Im- migration polIcK of the goreniMnt l> flven the whole credit It AtOtnm much crcdli but tho remit wu cumulative effect of three or progress Britain' and Eastern Canada. nuxUr from Ontario proicd the bcvpiid! DC rariv onturo to be a fruitful, land1 offering opportunity of ..rant to ndnafrloits husbandmen mtn aid solidly tho foundations of Britlah nstltutions and If, growth low In these years it was solid, and upon sound lines nils point IB worth onsldeiing in another article Hew. ver when one reads m an tn bring abonl peace In Ihe dajh ol the Wfsl. Is being Introduced Some timid people have ventured the opi- nion that the C P R In Introducing irrigation was mjufinglhe good name of the couutr) Thii class also are tearful lost pnv write! should men- tion the cold iQruesomely false teles have been told about Ihe climate bill as a fact'it is only ij tiroes colder in winter than hi Ontario and, Quebec H is preferred on how- ever, by man) peojjle to lhat of cabt Canada On Its merits the rllmate'of tho West will bear ram- panson with that of anv countrj Don't mention the cold is the coun- sel of cowardice and false standards After the coming of the> railway mttlement rapidl) moved westward to Indian Head Reglna, and Moqte Taw Ranching held the "land wesl- word Iq, Cilgar) The York. Tern peranco Colon) made., an effort found settlement at Saskatoon In the eighties, and around Prince Albert snd Edmonton land was taken up Regma was founded m ljS2 and in the hext year foiling awurance mav be drawn that of the West Unbelievable as it sound foundations have been (aid bv irav appear m these da) s homesteads those who opened up this land for In this district -aero abandoned in the fruitful labour of mankind. DUKE OF i After wkoM Pert Arthur Is olM. Tlw( Unit, wai with HoUtltr h Ike Klelj expodllleii. nagazlne that the present triljr raar- ellous growth of the Went la due to ta discovery by Americans It Is well o remember what was done 'rears by the hardy pioneers'from Eastern Canada who spread their etllements all over and long the linos of rallwavr throughout askatohewan and Alberta 'One'by the) disproved the fictions spread troad to the Injury of the West Vsplte this great progress two pro- mces eaeh the size of uermany were rylng out for men to fill their waste) laeca, and Canada offerea every man1 farm therein read) for the plow i oday.thc end or this free land ia In these provlncea, and In, ad- ance of railwajs the pioneers are nvadmgftio Peace nilrr countrj Ihe' wiU Increase In wealth in tbe ears to come This U a matter Bsured The nroblems that confront Jnatllan statesmanship concern Its rovvth Ih true civilization and the best attribute of nationhood The com- SIB M VCDOA ll.ll. Who made ne cdnlracl wllli Ihe the C. 1'. R. compac) was been called upon to solve In ports of the Id -Too often in Canada thcie a loftv assumption that we could have done those things bolter, but a scrutiny of our own nis- torv does not make for self eom- them equal, .but In their mcani ain that the union IJritain and her .ter: and In language of diplomac) there Is meaning n the term 'emphatically to den) 'Ihe genius for organization has not et deserted the British peoples, and ho present problem Is difticult only ocaiisc It is new 'Ihe beat minds in ho Umpire ire at work upon it. and a solution will be a so- lution must bo found The newness and tho illnicully, were well stated by Mr Ualfour at tho Imperial Conference lime 10th, 1909 In the words "Remember that no statesmen have ever had before them the, taak which lies before of Great Brilaln and the .elf-governing colonies No other Empire has ever been based upon the foundation upon which ours Is and nwt> be bMed njmelv, of dlf- not of the pifcu The co re- ferent members, none of (hem lubotiU- Apolitic theorist has ever contemplated, so far as I know, that pioblem In the past It has never been accomplished or begun u anj of It is our busi- be. accomplished, tile worlds history ness to see that this great experiment shall in our lianda. succeed' There Is need for a man to arise, who will do tor the various parts of the British Kmplrc what I'amiiton did1 for tho scattered states which went to form tho Union, to induqe tho nrioua communities nqglect their differences and achieve mcaiii; ot co operate existence nd bercilt only In the minds of those who itself known ...i, nw..i> vf an nSSUmptlon of obligation nnd >_.-Waring of respon- This tnnboi or lods fiom the provided matcrlil vvilh vihich to build houses Often fuel had to bo drawn gi eat distances v re no roads and tho winter jStorms -nad3 tnvel- liug dangero-ua to newcomers especnlr 1) Neighbours were feV and the set- I'er li id lo mnlf hi lii-hl Hlone, amid nni nard conaiuons Tie soil )ielaV cd under proper tillage, but this was just where eastern farmers stubbornly deficient 'In agricultural know ledge The} had much lo unle irn All sorts ot stories vure set afloat to tho detriment of tl e counln One maj suffice as an instance During the reign of the Compi.iy il made expensive A- perimonls in agriculture thfv vi ere failures ind Iho Compan) s de- traqlors attributed (his to desimr on their part to inima ili OBJEWAL fmt Have a Wai erf all lo Wain Out a v Graft Inscriptions upon Oriental ware vases Jars, and textiles are often Cammed with an amused but baffled icurioslt) can they mean' It is certain that the} mean something Even on tho cheap halfienny fans are curious ana grotesque 'aces iwhich could not have been painted iloi their beauty Onl) tSe initiated ar read their sior} and among the Japanese themselves probably I hose specimens of pictorial rebua re- lOiine classical knowledge for their interpretation Hittory ind fable and muat be understood and a Jipanesc who can understand must be equal in ImaglnsTron'- to 'a com- mentator Shakspeare .A recent traveller in Japan gives the story of one of these ruldl4s good is sn) BBJptisn hieroglyph, of historic renown Is represented as washing his car in a water-fall No would answer and no placid utream aufflee He must have the Ml force of a calaraot to closnso Ihe car Inlo which fad been apoken i popL below the fall a cow is drinking but her owner, standing near her, gloiveis with anger at the eir-uasher who li contaminating tho stream' If indivi- dually people took lo cleansing their ears from scandal nnd olhcr nn- ileasant Inpourings no "waterworks' would suffice Lad) Micbeth's query would be In 'Will' all grant Neptune's ocean do Hypocrite fnai 3 "a Man comes Into this world wlttoul his conaont, and Iwve, it Against hi. Jill During his stay eaHh h! time Is .pent' In on. continuous roun ntf v M nng. by the balance- of hla apeciea In hi. tafancy an in hla boy! hood he thief -5- _. law raises tae devil f he is a P001" man is a poor managor and he has no If be ia rich be is dishonest but con-1 Bderd smart, It ho is In polities jou' e sees to church he la hypocrite, ,f he atay, away froni slnnor icrpctmillon Conselpjsness ol na- vlee unlll recent lo proTe thit 'onollft is a subjertlve sensation m ,1-eep could not be ralbod was that they were killed off by the "sphere' lloul1 iviiuwn glass This m a griss vvllh a nofnlec to the world by an assumption of spire or harh which when Iwlgcil li ikiiii J ot Hie vvool of the sheep wiircauso Iheii ilhllllj. no one will be aware Unit a death by penetrating-Into theflesh .Th A cuniosiTi- OF nnnr. A writer lells Ihe following curlos- ll> of trade He Ins lately been e'hnt. In lhat piradlse of kmokers J'dlco where lobagcO is vcrj cheap tlirre being no Government dutv on it 'At Nognles he Infoima us, "a border (own, there is in I'cml street, one side of which is In Arirona and tho olhcr In 3cm or a Ncilh Mexico On Hie south side of this street a tobacco lella an t j, mne. .It he, L donate to foreign mlsslonalha does It for show, if hS I, siirgv and a tight wad When he ftrsd comci Into tho world ererjUodr wintW to kiss him when he joes out. ier, klck ,f joung there was a great fore him, ,C hs yvea to M he is simply in th, way and litln. funeral Vxpcnaes This a funny mad, but we all like to traTel U Just the same SELF.IIEPJtECIATIOT SOI ALWAIM Self-depreciation partake of 4i. samo character as Mlf-aasamptBmJ j om mer-t'iought'of and both rsnlsh when self merced n something else fust as toon as we are enrnettlv anxious for wi.-, result we begin to work for it. with. to gauge our powers' ot to think anything at all abmit theta IK mother who ardently lovea hx child an I desires his best good does UBfltne and to take care ot him Shi at once, and does her best, her power grows with every cigar of a certain bfand for cents Across itreet, qn i _' M.MW ;