Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
,-a THE BRAIIMS OF CANADA--N6.35. Hon. George W. BrownjQne of Big Men of Western Canada Governor Saskatchewan a Millionaire Sfil! Labors for the Farmers From Whence, lie financier, arid Slalctman as Remarkable Personality. APAQEABOUT TT SidelfoKts on MeaaiidWonieTijnihePufalicEye. I rain I snUl to my pralrlc 'Von are Geoi-jjo UrowJi, o( lr, on lioorlner out a rio'ocl o[ HeW sloro of Inforpnntlonj which eonic of ;hc t'reat wluo man from the East Who fct rlcli out o( Dm Went, out-Ill lo don'l. Ho IB llic I Wentcrn reservoir wllli llic' hit-Beat 'overflow.' talk Is as' coploiiH aii wan. nnd, on llo plane, un wise nnd Jubl n-l As n public .lincoiirsor Ho la of cer- tain' cojicomltnnlfl of forceful deliv- ery. If rcrollccllon of of siieeehes Is correct- UnC If, nilahlj1 manner Is not oil Ihcre'tlfe.real Bluff la nnd rciil sluff Is what In golnE to count more and moro a-i Ihe world becomes less foolish. The Onlarib Spirit -OU ahould licnr Ililii 'Wcsicincr Y enlarge on tho attributes of On turlo. Ilo Is somewhat like GeorBO Hell, lately retired from Iho seere taryBliin of tlio WlnnlpCK Grain Bi 'i'o'rontd for a arid lived In-llic Bell'is nn old Ohtarlm wli By AHTIIIlil IIAWKEB. IB lOc.i llial a I.leulcimiU- turilfl but Jlvliiff muriinilcB buck lo private survive our ex- perience or Mr. Hrown, who rellretl Clovcrmncnt House, llcplnn, llic year before IIo lias In On larlo Biid QucVcc onco more ine'ach ihe pjspel or. revol healrcGL the' cfonomlc or thai the country by llto EuRl, which Is not crrete, In tlio Bcnso thlt ileiilro> wcollh Is n otlior up-to-clalo 1 pa'snLpn 01 tho liHm.iu litort nut] one bt' Ihij-lnllclil'lCBl faclore In twen- (Iclb rcUtlco. "llr1 TlfoWh la crcilllcl w_lih UdnB a .nillllonalre. lie wonlcj: rot deny IhaL lie Is wealthier than aTiyhtxly In the o'poetolld succcB.iloii ous'tt- to Jus term ran .out ho came lo dills Capital Punishment A Relic of Barbarism Robert Blckefd'lkc> 'J'e Canadian Member of Parliament Who for Three Years Has Urged for Abolislment of the Death penally, Gives His Reasons for Stopping Hanging. from (itnp.ils lo Revr-latlci WAR CRY LOSING ITS ABLE EDITOR Col. Bond an Officer of Inter- nationa) Real "Nose for Me Renatof.Cox'fl where n Invclgha ag forty years' For we ivlll him as a nilllloiialrc. anyway; lio- there It a rent luxury In dis- ft revoller against Ihc Inlereats who Is a Wr Inlereal l.lm- The Hon. llrown, Gover- nor of Saskatchewan, was the nearest thing 'to a lather of his people lint y Governor ha3 been-In any l Iho Ontario mnn o Western expert enc V. DeW. n. RODKUT niCKKRDlKK, the man who Ihrco years In the Canadian House of fominon.i hegnn a courageous almost Klngle-luinded hatlle Iho in- Hlltutlpn ot capitnl 'punJtilLiiiHU us n Me of mediaeval barbarism still nttlng young nnd ornlritojt pf Canada with (ho divk ECS, was jjorn tn Kingston, Out., on ugUBl 17, J813, and educated n Pybljc school of that city. pretty much In iho jiim'e y ay a Ontario man hon dlsc-UBsed iho aver age Engllshmnn who to com lo Onlarlo In. the "Wo 'cm spirit- Tlie Ontario fellow tnicielncs thnt over the ploJnsiuan. he.hoB cant his fllioc, that the Saskatchewan ia his IliaL Uicro IB -none like unto Ontario, no I. one; Governor Urowii Is -an old Onlarlan. bul he knows us fot; what wo nre'capqblo of doing lo Iho West, Homo dl- lorlal clialr or Ciinudu lo that of Australia, [nay wf-Ll regarded us the iloytu of SahMiLon Artny Journa- lists. hat at th9 present session of the louse his new bill. I" support of which he Is to speak curly In Febru- ary, wlll'bnrry by malorlly. Sir. niqkerrflkc f'ls' a, financier nnd lor underwriter, nnd ot four leading Is illrec- a.csiirancc companies. In Montreal, -In Ihc St. l.awrence electoral p'dlntr'lcl of which clly ho was first Reeled to Iho House of Commons In In ISO! he hart been elected to Lhc Quebec lx: In t lire.' He Is a inembe-r of tho lestnnl. C'onimiltco of Public Instruc- tion tn Province, of Quebec, a for- mer president.of the Montreal Hoard of Trail o, a former clialnnnn of the I Montreal harbor commissioners, n member of' the National minefields iiivj Commission, nnd a'Ufe governor or I Iho Monlfeal Hospilnl. At one Lime he was engaged In the live new. ncluctable. anil leaves no Eliace roi qmbbline or dlfserabllrisr." Abolished in Conscience N analysis of Miv Illckei.UUe's renFons Indicates quite clear- ly his zealour anxiety lf> remove u-Vat he ccmsirle.-3 n bletnlsb Chrlslian Ond Clov.irn- nicnl Hut 1'e also has bron'ler an more humanitarian inollvrs llia mere rellplrnid puiriosc In AN anal ten ren Don't pet Lhc Idea [hat this farmer, who has made money. Is a man with the traditional farmer's grievance. lie lias seen Saskatchewan evolva from nn empty territory to a Pro- vince the most polyglot In its nopii- lallnn and the must in policies of ill the Provinces. He Is Ihc most Intimate friend of the Premier who resigned last summer, after eleven, years' foilndalion-lay- ing. The scope of Ihe. Saskatchewan j'nivcrsKy .ir.cl lioMuess and trcngth of .the Co-operative, .Ekvn- or Sjdlcm nrc two typical "things .on vhlch any man's reputation .for do- mestic statesmanship may firmly clock, exporting trade, Hon. Gcoryc 11'., -1 .the agricultural M.P.. who 'lias ifivcn two sons to tne war, vlncc vrtlhln living memory, one o[ whom ho can never see The 1 i buy lhat -rnachlnc from Ihe Lleutenanl-Govcrnorshiu" of "'Ontario. United Stales I pul nine hundrwl nnd Is. from the point I doesn't need iL Where Is It my pa- -'vlew of the treat mass of tho people trlotlc duly to buj 1 sonic prooiem j It nt close ranse. I Ms nn an- a sorer problem for the pro lies of, Lliat -element of Ihe populn- tccled' pocket 'than -'for Ihe Wcstcn -Uon which Is enough farmer If things "much coi i I n.-A Tlrnivn Ic ii'i i difference between' It and Saskatchewan office, his alleullon lo linance, un- derwriting and Insurance. Mr. Bicker-dike's Reasons HIS opposition to tho death pen- ally Is summed 'up In the' ton following reasons It should DC J" r.r.mn of Christianity. In Ms speech in thf House of Commons lust Marcl ho related 1he anectlole of tlir s-illo CMS! awny on n. South Pacific lslar.il He expected to be o.iten hy cannibal but Inslett'l tUn natives trcatcil him kindly and took him to Intend of the islar.il to witness an executlo place. "Thank Gml." said Hi mlLor." I have been cast ashore on punishment has been n ollshcil In the of-lhe poo pit of Raid IJIchcrdlhc nc F.imc ndilrcsjt, March 20. 1911: ns nhollFhcrt except for llic Canada Ix: behind _, many Iiiropc-an countries and a number of he States of the American wealthy, Mn Drown operated.-It, Is -lhat Government Houso at lie etna was open-every Saturday afternoon to- ttia'Echoe-Ima'ams of the city .inil Ihe conser- ivatorlcs. The Governor used to tra- Ihc Province talking to farmers' 'meetings In a fashion showed them.thai he was tbe grcaleit far- mer of them all. And Indeed he "was "n.ntl la. Fiinncr Drown Is he, as well ;ig Governor Brown, and lawyer 'Drown, nnd Flnnnr.lcr llrown. and -Trnvckr Brown.- anrt Encyclopedia Ulrown, and Statesman Drown. Sort of Crichton BY the look of that last sentence "you would suppose Mr- llrown hs the most rcmnrkahlc comblnallon 'in sort of' Admirable 'Crichton" In practicability. ..-Thit-ls true, EO far as the limited ac'qnaJnl- ahce of thla pcninan can furnish a v -I Iho1 farmer, all the 1 lne Is n. farnier'HS well as n. philosopher- two distinctions which fusa into statesmanship.-. -Thirty-live years ngo a- Innky Inw student emcrRCil from Toronto Uni- versity In Indifferent health- He de- cided lo build up'liiiit health by for- the- law for Lhe wheat -.farm- lie went Weal anil he drove his le.im nlieaJ of Ihe'C.lMl.; then nxtcniJed no farther Llian Brandon, to yon remember that the Co-operative Elevator System, hack- ed from tbe start by Ihc Govcrn- ncnt and run entirely by fnrmers. nst fall had a bank.credit of three nnd three-nunrter million dollars, on slrlclly banking worthiness you-cnn believe, thai. Llic days when-fcirmcra could not combine has gone forever with thfit advance. Mr. Drown Is vastly more than an academic sympathizer It Inheres In bin conception of the essential function of the State. Thc-Slate, Ipo, must set cramjilcs In all. thai clcrales .ordinary llvln.r: and' Minis- ler.q lo'lhi: hlphcr 'of hu- ni'an .nature. What about art, Cor .-Art? In the Parliament' Diilld1n.ua are .p; of Governors and Certain of them aro not as well iloric ns oth- ers. ITcre'anil there la n' suggestion of a Job lot. The lime came when Governor Brown wna refnieslnrt by tbe Cabinet to Kit for his portrait In oils. He wanted the public lo own n specimen of portraiture snrh' na could not be from a. travel- Ing painter. So he went lo Ivindon "I_ H Is munlc'r., nnd a b a. b'lR-hVpn rellpl i reproach' to any nation.' wl ows it lo remain books. It brutalizes the.public, as wcl ns the officials who hive to carry i cry poor man .who cnnnol p DC- ncccss-iry Ic-jnl Inlrnt lo sees no reason whyjlo Illiatratc Ihe since S52, Wisconsin in Hrinilu In 1853, Maine i ouu' Ihua (ending lo destroy all no lion of the sanctity of human "3. It Is not n dplrrrenr, nnd b aamc crlmlhnls Is loss thn penal scn-Hudc for llfo. Innocent In are occasionally executed, hlch mokes Ihc SlnlOi a murderer llic wdrit hm-1. If prcvcnls rc- iratlon" In case of subsequep.Uy roveh, Innoj-encc, Is Irfc'vbcvihle. Jind oo extreme a wrong enllct.ftnd Ihc sentence out, iTilslako.cnnnot he AJ1 punlabmcnl should be rc- orrciatorjv vindictive'. Trvo or ore men. organized under a form f fiovernmenl. have no'more right to (Ike life'thin one man has. It Is mirder In either case, and brulallzlng Creek, north of Pile o' now I5e tlicro anil went Lhfouijli' all; Lho hardships of pioneering on land which nobody understood, antl which more men iibandoncJ than stnycil on It. Wheat From.Worthleu Land IIEHE Is no room here to explain 1 the peculiarities of pimbo and iii 'trealment of .summer fnllor.'- The seductive story, which removed lliau- sands'of simple people from. Ihc Old World lo tbe New Wc.it lhat all you lind.lo do with tho pralrlo aoli wna to judpn'cnt. Excuse n reminiscence. :In Ixiiidon a dozen years ago I heart! 'of a remarkable, mnn In RpgEnn. lie Twos lo be a. mine of Informniion and a fountain of original philosophy. Ten' years npo I was rclnrnlnff home from I'Torbiiiu In" 'bitterly cold wcalher. nelwccn Broadview nnd Dranrton there were only Iwo.ol us In- the Pullman. My companion, n _ very tall nnd very broful nisn. shovred frienilly and l.ilkcd nbout conulllons, GEpeclally fanning In Ihe prnlrio country. As T had eono ihrougti' Iho'ploncCTlnK epoch of the very country through whlcli we were the mlitdlc clRlitlra, that discourse was doubly In- teresting1. Among" olhcr things bn expounded llic psychological economy ot the'tenant'farmer, who la n. goort man'lf his landlord keeps him up lo mark. The mnrk of nRrlcuMural efficiency La diffcrrnl In the tcn.int Jrom what II In the.owner Thft incnlnl quallly which keens a man a tenant, running a. fami on crop Bhnres, Ig the quality 'which lea da him lo yield to Ihc tcmplallon lo licklo It with a hoe and It woulr.rn, not niado. The new rcsponsl )illtle.s thus suddenly thrust upon him served to draw out hla laten alenl In several dlrccllons. He spe ly developed that Indispensable attrl hnle of all Journalists, Army o oOiens-iHP. wblcb La.tcrniKl nmonss the fralernily "a- nose for news' Is an llluslralor WIIKIIEVER the colonel ha Rone he has shown a rcmar! able aptitude for "astonishing th natives" by brcaklnc: out In a ne plncc. If Lherc ts no precedent h will make one. Ho. gave early proof! of this side of his character In South Africa. Unable to obtain an artist paper, he tackled the drawing himself, 'nml -thus began an -ipprcnllceshlp 10 art which bus led to his becoming an- lUusLralor of no mean order. After eight years' editorship of the South African War Cry slaCf- 6'oF. Bond. Bonn-aa bo was w Capt. tmnsferred lo Inlcmatlonal heid- narlcn, and became 'edilor of the Social Gazelle. Perhaps of all Jour- nalistic positions, that which is styled is the one. llial the colonel has most natural tasie for To dir and flelve. Into facts and figures, to Eel at the bollom of a story lo unearlh a the Social Gazette "ha'hnd" a splendid opportun- ity for the exercise of this gift in the sen-ice of humanity, lowlnff Is an Instance. One day.he ------that a m.in had We.-ilmlnster simply revels In 11. On read in it newspaper ri both. There re fewer -murders per Thrown himself over Ilriacc In an attempt, to commit sui- cide' Fished out by Hie police, he told a most pathetic Klory to the magistrate. Unable lo set work he he had Brown so eiesponden huhdrrd times a murderer, but 1 j unable lo bear the Elsht of a capita In States and Countries wliich lave nbo'ishorl Hie death' sentence han In Ih'osc Elates n'nfl countries that st'jl slan't forcflpllal pun'sbmcnt. I deprives the criminal- of the one due which civilized society owes lo Its unfortunate children of tlju chincc fix spiritual reforma- tion and expiation, to prepare for the hereafter. Vfi.'Il Is a relic of barbarism nnrt of Ihe dark nnd pestilential dayji of Nero misrule In Home. Life Im- prisonment Is a severer, nnd jusler pun'.sbment llian the death penally. "7- There Is nolhlnp; In the Diblo tiicVlinlsbty will visit Ihc C'hrisllnnlhtjd resolved lo end his life. Th1 has he come more eviricnl lli.U Grrmnny 1 hcatcn nr.il dcsneralc, Ihe volume o pro-ally sentiment haa propoilion airly swollen. the same limr, whether pro r.crman or pro-ally, Ihc whole conn try has L-ecn InLcnScl) desirous cck lo solidify Lhc widespread sym- athifs which cxlgl Tor Ihein In Spain. The war, whllo It has Improved tie Spanish national finances and ncrfascd the. sold reserve ami bene- fited rich business men. has proved in almost unmitigated bane lo the common people In Spain. It has pul in.cml lo tourist traffic, which Is wont. In normal times, to form a big source of woallh. The exporta- tion of fruit wns nt flrsL slopprd by Great Uritaln, and then .Ecvcrcly. limited by tinrt. this, check- lo one of the- Staple Indiiatrirs'or: Ihe cotmlry hi? much siifferr Infi to irlifilc Provinces which-are r-ntlroly dcpchrtnnl'on" thin Inritistry. The price of. bread his- find Ihls ronsllliitfs a gnat :hflnlshlp-lo a people w-v.. cators h-.nroftoO ni.inufaclnred nrti- clcs, on thc-iiipnly ot Eihny of which Ihc have been accustomed rely, nte ecart? and dear.