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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAY 18, INSPIRING SPEECH MADE BY WM. J. BRYAN AT WINNIPEG In speaking before the Canadian home, is tio transient one, not one courthouse, and there I Club at Winnipeg recently, W. 0. which merely liitted through my mind Bryan took at his subject 'and was forgotten. I will add that and made a most inspiring address. Mr. Bryan said in part the last thing I did before leaving home was to arrange to have the Some years ago I was told of an j word --others" inlaid upon the man- English home where the word "oth-1 tel of my hallway that I might ex- ers" was written on the hearth, and j tend the iniluence of that word to the thought embodied was this, that j others. the word "others" is the word that. Significant Statement marks the boundary line between sel- J Every man must recognize that fishness and altruism. "Others" is: what he is is largely the result of the gateway from which one passes what others have done, and that, in from the purely selfish animal life in- all that he does, he must recognize to that larger social life where he that he acts for a larger circle than recognizes the rights of others and j the family circle alone. He must his responsibilities to them. So I j fully appreciate the debt we owe to thought the word "others" would j those who have gone .before us, and not be inappropriate today as a text, to those about us. When I w.as a, and that you may know that this student in a law school in Chicago, thought, gathered from an English' I went one winter day past the saw some styles himself self-made, I feel liko'and make it read: "Thou shalt not cross-examining him and asking him a small scale." (Laughter how much of what he has done ho and That is, there is a tendency in thinks he can claim credit for, and some quarters to make it appear for how much he must give others jf thc credit. small street arabs playing in -an angle of the building warmed by the sun. They were gambling with pennies have got the benefits of etlucation, ho tbe rcally vicious Principles that they had made shining shoes is impresscd with thc of, involved in tbe doing of wrong on a and selling papers. As I looked up- on them, this thought came into my mind Why is it, why was it, that instead of being born amid an en- vironment such as they, where I would waste the little earnings of the day in I was was it reared in a Christian home, surrounded raent that gave me the best things stealing is done on a How many are the blessings large scale it lacks the moral turpi- that we have received by inheritance t'udc that is necessarily involved in from those who have gone before us? steals and J think that some- When one visits a land where they times thc'rc is the same tendency to in life, and thus made it possible for a national system such as we have in our country, and such as -is enjoy- ed in Canada, he feels grateful for citizenship in a land where there is an open school door for every child .born under the flag. When I visited the countries in the Orient, and some of the countries of Europe where with an -environ- lherc ,vas a despotjc government, where the people not only have no me to were scene accomplish more than they_not permitted voice in the government, but were to express themselves large scale and that we all recognize j I in the doing of wrong on a small i scale. I repeat, therefore, that J. i know of no way of judging nations except to apply them the rule that J ;we appMy to individuals, and, there-i fore, when I speak of the welfare ot i other nations I know not how to I speak of it except as I would speak of the welfare of an individual living j near me. And I have reached the conclusion that I as a citizen of mv ANNOU NCEIMEINT The North Ward Drug Store Will make its bow the Public in a few1 days with a complete line of DRUGS and STATIONERY. J. H. McCROSTIE, Phrm B. Manager large ship with rudder sufficient been associated with that gospel. I for a small onp, so you cannot di- j believe my friends that with this rect the large energies of an inteltec- moral growth, that with this ad- tual people without a moral develop- likely to accomplish The! in opposition to the un- little Prccilict am interested in the I looked upon that winter's TVhjrv, T largest possible development of iment in day has never passed from my mem- ory -and, when I meet a man who Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Mouldings, Lime, Exshaw Cement, Wood Fibre Plaster, Plaster of Paris, Roofing, Building Paper.. Asbestos, Comfort Felt. Tarred Felt. etc. THE SOUTH ALBERTA LUMBER DAYTON AND MAGSRATH Carries the largest stock of.Building Materials in Southern Alberta Let us estimate on your next job. No order too large, no order too small City Yard, South of. Ellison Mill BOM ISLHND Choice Business and Residential Lots This townsite is situated sixty-four miles east of the City of Lethbridge, on the Crow's Nest Pass Division of the C.P.R., and has the celebrated Old Glory gas well adjoin- ing the townsite. There is a good supply of coal and water. No investment on earth like earth itself. Buy now, as prices are advancing daily. Prices of Lots range from to according to location. Special Prices for Blocks. Terms are One-Third Cash, and the balance payable in Six and Twelve Months nth interest at six per cent, per annum. For full particulars call or write to Ludtke Waddeil Bow Island, der which they I learned of the censorship of the press and the incapability of those who were j set to govern their follows, I return- ed home joyfully to a land when; j there was freedom of speech and free- dom of the press. greatest possible progress of every neighbor that I have. I cannot con- ceive of a situation where I can be permanently benefited either by the poverty of my neighbor or by his ignorance, or by his lack of morals. keeping .progress. And I throughout growing vance along intellectual and political with intellectual and religious lines, we are not only believe that there going to lin.d a. larger and higher de- the world today a J velopraent of the individual, but we consciousness of the mean-. are going to find a more intelligent ing of the term brotherhood. Some land a more civilized diplomacy be- fourteen years ago the great French- tween nations, man, Dumas, wrote an essay on a letter in which he said that he When Blessings I went of Religion into lands 1LJV.L liV L J_ f ,1 -w w T lay down, thereford as a principle he S.UW the Slgn a by era, an era in which people were to be seen with the passing of love, an era in which the Claims of Brotherhood that I believe to be supported by where unimpeachable evidence that every heathenism still prevailed, and where 'citizen can from a selfish motive even people still bowed down to gods of feel an interest in the .welfare and wood and gods of stone and gods o2 the happiness and the progress of j -Quid be recognized as they had not brass, I appreciated as I had-never cvery other pcrs0n. appreciated before, the blessings of a to Natlons land where we worship God in spirit Xow, let me go a step further, li Compliment to U. S. But my time is up. Let me con- thanking you for the tri- bute that you pay by your presence- to our nation, for I regard your coming here as more a compliment to America, and that part of it from which I come, than any personal and in truth. When we think how much we owe to the people about us, we will begin to appreciate how little we have ourselves done in the accomplishment of these things about which we are sometimes tempted to boast. Xow, these things come to us, not from person, but from all. The blessings of education come to us from thc wisdom and the sacrifice of others, and we should generously credit them with 'what they have done. The blessings of a government that we enjoy come from the sacri- fice of millions who have given their lives that their .children might be surrounded by better conditions. that philosophv is sound then it ap- plies to nations as well as to in- iments therein expressed. A few years dividuals. If that philosophy isiafter Charles Wagner, a Frenchman, sound then my'nation, can have a i wrote in thc W capital of Europe been before. Tolstoi over in Russia, j compliment to me. And, I want in secluded, never having left his coun-jconclusion to assure you of my try for 50 years? wrote a letter to nearty' interest and sympathy in flall Dumas and approved of the senti- taat goes to make up the develop- ment and growth of your section. I understand that you ure .going- to have an exposition up here in a selfish -interest in the progress prosperity of every other nation on earth. I cannot, conceive of a wrote in the and i his little 02 i which was an "The Simple Ljfe" eloquent protest situa- I aoainst thc materialism which was tion where my nation could perman- makinff the slave of his profes- nd an earnest plea for the as- of an individuality that lead man to realize a higher nd what I say of Canada I say of conception of himself. And all over v nation's relations with every oth- jthe world I think 1 have detected (evidences within the last ten vears entiy secure advantage by any policy j that permanently injured the Domin- J ion of Canada. (Loud of this growing the nation's! apPreh8nsion of man's relations to his fellows, this growing knowledge 'all er country, 1 insist then there is no defensible definition of a national this policy that overlooks interest in the upward progress of the race, and that it is short- jof the full import 01 the word "oth- that would !ors-" my faith in the future is Jdiie to the fact that I think I ors for all that we have and all that we hope to be and. how better can smffle we discharge this debt than bv 5s i therefore, that the word 'otners JS! and oi the thoughts that had I murder Many have fallen that we might be blessed. So we are indebted to temporary advantage to a tnat j. ttunK 1 see on nation -above the permanent hand a disposition to apply to i'ou see ly resolving not- only to well use the blessings that have come to us but to hand them on to eration in unimpaired and gven im- proved condition, if that be possible. We must show our gratitude by Extending the Area I daily life a better and broader inter- j pretation of the gospel of the Nazar- Jittle while to which yjou are going to invite those who live to the south of you as well as those of your own country and of other foreign lands. 1 am hoping to have the pleasure of coming :ithen if I don't come, before. The question which has''been forcing itself upon my attention is" whether I can wait until then in my desire to meet you and to speak with you again. (Loud and prolonged ap- HANG THE TURKS Constantinople, May more men were hanged at half past- three this morning in front of the build- ing of Parliament. They were found by courtmartial of mutiny and of their officers. upon you as you contemplate it, and e next 2 4 4 i On Selfishness that there is political progress progress the world round. Go where Speaking of the individ-' you wil, you wiu fiad that the percentage of illiteracy is decreasing j to conception. ual I insist that it is his du recognize all as his brethren, and so und that the numbcr of schools is in- jfar as he can help-them as he helps croasinfft tnat the nuinber of attend- j himself, j IJshness- I fishness thcre are ideas of sel- there is a short sighted sel- and there is a far sighted i selfishness. There is the short-sight- j ed selfishness of the man who would elevate himself upon the prospects j t j born of others, and there is the far- sighted selfishness is increasing and that the stan- dard of education is being raised. That is true of every nation in this world today. 1 believe you cannot one single exception. Is that reason why we should take a more hopeful view of 'the future man who For wiLh this intellectual develop- would elovate the level upon which !mentf wilh this larger mental grasp of tne he and the others stand, and as I have thought about the subject I have reached the cov" the most intelligent selfishness, the sel- fishness that has the farthest vision, is the selfishness embodied in the commandment. 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' But, friends, T would not present thi? theory at this there comes a more accurate survey of the reforms that are needed and t in that is assurance of pa-ogress. Political Advance Tn the second place I assert that there is political advance, that all over thc world the government is be- ing brought nearer to the. people, that nil over this world there is a Indications are that 1909 will estab- lish the record in build- ing operations in Leth-' bridge. Back of all satis- factory buildings is sat- isfactory plumbing. We are the people to .take care of your order. Kind Quantity Size, Any But only ONE quality Our Reputation It jained work to t by con- William Head Co, ltd. Calgary and Lethbridge Dufferin Street Phone 299 recognition that govern- j time if it wore- merely an individual theory. Hut my political experience Bowing as well as my observation outside of inicnts u" froin thc j politics convinces me that you cuijthat pcoplc havo a to raakc only judge groups of men bv applv-jthcir what j _ T. X" A 11 J 4 T. .A. ing to them the same moral princi- ples that you apply 10 individuals. jtnlc in thc T believe n en-at