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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 29, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, May THE LETJIBRIDGE JDAILY "HERALD I'nge 9 Reminiscences Covering Lengthy Period 'In Political Life of i Canada "Gelling Into Parliament and After" book of by Sir George W. ROES. jutt issued by Brijss, (a one of the most Interesting a at valuable vpraa ot the kind published In Cauda.' Com-' pared with two of the more rsc'enl nemoln, ot Sir Richard Cart- wright aad Hem, -James Youngv while It lacki aont oi the add and sparkle of tilt tornier, 'inl judicial. It li more written. vlUi a literary' Bnlfii' than either.' Sir George Rosa, has uncommon quallneatlont (or writes such 'a-boak. 'As a', member. of. toe ot Com- mons tor ihorlly after Cop- leaeraUei, !te contact With the political figures of lira Subsequently he. waa a mem- ber of the Ontario Leflslaturo [or il jc-arsj btlni; Premier "of tbe Piovluce for lie Jaet After that he be- a meabtr- oi 'the Senate, ot he ll "Opposition leader, allbo'j'gb his narrative ot events clos- es In. 1 ill wllh the ol the Laur- ler regime." It cannot be" said! that Sir George Uys bare my Important secrets ot history. Man; ot the men ot whom lid are 'still living, and be baa treated them Triih or, at most vrith. friendly criticism. He liaa how- ever, liven in a toy pi cuts a shrewd estlmnle ot a clow contemporary -trill be read with. relish by all interested in_ CaoadUn pollllcB. Too Mush Economy One Intertilling com unitary hu to do wllh the ''earlier years ot Sir George's conuecUoji "with the lilber- ei Governmeat.ln Ontario aa Minister ot Education and during a part of Sir Oliver Mowai'a "PremtersMp, which lasted from ,-ltlt 'to- Says Sir Georgei. early- dayc. It was under .the spell 'ot Sandfleid ''llscd on aid's economic To propose an Inereaae ptf_ta4' estlmalea 'or aa ndrao'c'e'in tbe' salary ot a clerk in tie service was high crime and misdemeanor, Sindneitl's surplus was a not be re- no" Matter what fntenita" Star- ved or.stsjrjiatfd. It a motion were made "for-'" reducing 'in "appropriation lo shiver at the call- IBS 'Teas'. and. It Is .true Income' of the Province was flxed, and: deficits" were not desirable tut In -make 'eoosomy a scarecrow waenva- more. .i.lberal expenditure would yield an hundredfold, wan fan- tallzioc. So" raueb. 'for the power of tradition. i 1 tfce leilstataro, perhaps un- consciously, was. inexcusably corjsery- sitive. t it nearly always made-' two bites '.-To extend the -fti the most begrudi- to erect.-a public- luliulut uiyi It'by' Ihe'dlr- necesaityj K prolong- ot want ot It; is progreas vat m the more subslan- tlal, beca-uie-gradqal, but. life is short and meaiurtd br it bailer to leapl" tttea-'and 'briut Ihe of tfosn to sit lu tbe shadow of when another would admit 'you inlo Iho aun- llghi. j The-aloe-tnat'ii tald to Wos- eom only orice hundred yuara may 'beautiful fTowera, but I pre- fer. the annuals 61 leii rarity, but ot nore (r'equeni Hit Troubled Prtmltrahlp Otorte'i public life prob- aMr nape WM to troubled u the list two ot PremOrshlp cf ffifa gjr pllrer Mowat en- tered Uurlfr in 18f5. Mr. OM Pniujjar, oalr to retire owlps to Jir, Haf natural was ilr. ROTS, enberrwrnent increased as the.Uberal'nuIorjty dwindled al- moit'lo'iothltii, "Outwardly 3tr. Rota of Ontario remcm- a froet, and rallied hla lo to keep Liberal tiring. Sir Georgs'a own yerslon of perpletlag clluatlon li InttreMlnf. "AHhongfa -greatly tanored by (he M "1 my tenure of aocordtng to'ail political pre- wouM not be Jong. The Uber- party had already nearly doubled Ibe ordinary span ot political life. At the of smyp- "of 'declining' Vitality might be Sir .speais of declining majority, the craiw'jnsnls produced ty the ttparate 'tohool anil thMe '.wire, Influences not appareal jrtre weakening the party. Tbere WM the cumulative of -dlsayeolnled expeouttons. There' InBiitace ot IrregularitlM In the election coiirli, Ttere the InsHlo-js appeal thai H llKe for a chacge. And, moro Susstei !h5ri was tlio of Perfect in Ida pw- FOR VyoMcH't Dr. Pills have bun thl Mantfarit for it ytari an' w ;r.d Bltta, ot M lone maintained wHfccmt .ui? for uEual activity to McuiViuccefs.' l'AB to tbt> loyally of the party In the main 1 hid no doubt. I bid a cab- inet ot undoubted Rnd equally ;lous with, to maintain thn record of pa si a'ebteYemenlR. But vre knew the polUlcM mill could col be ran by the water had ahead? paiEcd and BO -we ed ounelvei iriwr? we could find ol operation whlcli aould 'the pabllc that wo had courage And the ialtlatlve to 'maintain the recozd of Our Thla couraEO -Vfld InfUatfre wu demote! rated by such meat urea u the exploration of Net? Ontario, the food roatU aid of comlruc- tlon ot the TeiglMtainc Railway, and. _by other tkctr itfnlfl- caiice-am "value vu for tbt itae dii- the ppllLjcftl troubles and eaibarraBii scents ol thV jovernmeot. to At Another point Sir George Ross at an of dficord fkitveea himself and the Liberal party on tbe'ijunUon of reciprocity, a point on which hlB atlitudo wts made more plain at the llmo. recpuntinn some ot tho ouUlandjnff of Sir Wllfrii Laurier, UB addii'T "With such a vindicated four limes by ihe people al the polls whut greater honor. "could be declred? Just one drausht more from Ibe golden wlin the United Slates. Tuls puanlom; wiifoh so allured' hi} predecessors, >uddonly appeared, 'it is no lopgo'r nrtiiloun. H is tlesh and.bfpod.'jC'iiivitcs.him to baulsh bis fetire1, for does- It nol bear 'in its band "an olive-branch? Then why nol thten tc llo listened. the plly of Sir Wilfrid Laurier't Ora'teVy OlhonviEe Sir rc- ceivea praise Irora Sir the Liberal leader's gifls as >n.- oialor, Sir George says: f' "On the plalform. Sir Wilfrid, has Ihe grace, Ihe pose and the charm ol a man of great" natural endowments, accenlualed by culture, and- experi- ence. are noier welBhl.. r-d wilh the ponderous argumenl's 'ol the dialectician; not lhat he does nol argue n argunieuU are presented In euch 'simple language as to make dii'pjar- which in a Different form of -speech would happy appear choice labored. Ha of freshen.up what mlBht otherwlfie be commonplace, arid big "French accent and quaint humor "and Ideal- Ue his treatment even ot ths greatest probleras ol governraenl. drives'bis intensity ot bis'mailer'oaVtbietForce of logic. He'mtheMelidVtliem a mesmerist .subjects of his ait, or as a shepherd would his fiock aloitg the ho desired Removal Continues Good crowds .visit the Store daily. Hundreds have availed themselves of the stupendous Money Saving Prices, We must vacate the premises as soon as our new store js ready for occupancy. Hence this great price culling slaugther. The Prices ate so low you should stock up for the whole season You cannot Suits Half Price Dresses Almo aists Ha M Dress Goods, Silks, Gloves, Hosiery and Dress jogs greatly reduced in orinFiridav and if n Co. ries-tlie'criticism still further. WWle j George poinls In the home of comraons during eonfronlti Blako's leadership, be carefully pared a speech on Brid lhat Mr. Blake slept ttroiijho'ut' wilh many diffl- froin its verfj mosl 'tiresome speech ly a. supporte _ culties. There was tie legacy- of -trouble over Ulel and h.ts first llon. Then there rwas tbe Canadian Pacific Railway, lo' which the' country All Ihrough theee pages.there comrailleed to keep tailh v, suggestion of the fluency h'uinan interest which., speeches ot sTr Geofge from his" is h'ls placa" In" more ti Sabbath day's Journey.-' For the first four years on the. Government benches he was no doubt, radiant hope. Then camo the dark" jays' o! ISTS.'and tor the nest eigh'leen' yenrs, like the cojreur de bols Toirthe" old "French he tramped through the forest, forded rivers, paddled up'rtpidi and cimped Kith teilow'vojngcurs un- der the twinning-. atari- in" the hope Uut the dawn ot day In', a summer yet to come, would'brlii; Jiim'to.the happy hunting ground -'wilct.'waa his ijutat. In tlBs" iotig Journey Mr. uricr too his the (oil burden o object ot 'their was moving apparently with the greatest j coniliieacc." Mr. slrejijih. de- bate, and bis limitation fn bia lack of humor nnd Sir Ocorgo tells a story which 'car- tbe vniuable features of' this Look ._ capipaign- Ing, wherein'the'budding'orfctor will find much encouragement and aid. Intimate Political History The writer Is at pains throughout to picture the atmosphere In which ho labored. His readers learn lirst bond' the sensations of a- fledgling school teacher in a pioneer section ot Middlesex pressed Into politics by the admiration of his neighbors. At first he falls to secure even the nomi- nation, but nejt time ho and, in cue place or the other, represents that rfding for the next thirty-five jears. That meant an acquaintance with most folks In tho riding and-the breaking of ft fender He when retire- ment came at length In 1005. Froni the political turmoil of _ Middlesex hot, because it was local and personal Ilr. Ross afler his flrst election to the Conservatives, went to Ottawa, xvliere everything was'new, and opportunity lay before the nun" who-prepared for For ,-i while he held back modest- ly, studied blue bobka and'procedurc haunted Ihe library and fralc'rnlied In a boarding house wllh Blrtc, Mac- kenrle, Mills, Casey and other giants of those days. Eventually bo foiind his spoke now and again, but only after careful JoEOpti Howe lingered In tbe scene, "tho shadow of a great figure in Nova f-co- lla great man whose Intel- lectual windows arc frosted. Hoiv, sad that old age comes at all to soinoj men." sir Charles Tupper, already old enough' to liave been a Father ol Confederation, almost n decade pro- was Ihere, "broad-shouldered, Eclf-eonlalned, vigorous looking as Wellington's charged looking, in repose, even ''as If bo had :i bllzrard aecrelcd somowhere about bis person." Mr, Mackenzie's Troublesome pule Tills was. In Uie early, 'seventies, and Sir John Mftcrfonald was back from his second successful election alter Contederallon. Soon tho ciouds gathered, and the counlry-wag torn with tho talk "of tho i'sclfjc scandal. Sir Jolin tried to II ihfoush] al nrsf, bul the rwelallcnf mail? ll, Impossible, and Alexander sncccc-.-ted lo' ttie Premiership! Tho Mackenzie- namlnifclrnlloii, 'Sir ivllh ie's lor this was tern- and did nof feilni- uiuiiniauon as "did tbe more plans'- ultimately carried .lr jDb'fl MacJoiialil. Jlr. Stackenzle was by' ihe coai- mcrctal depression, which lowered big revenues, his eipentjilnfes'ttere increasing, all tbe ivhilc his move-1 by a relentless and Courageous opposition. Joiib Macdonald, clever" opportunlEl that lie nab, seized the for lauuchlr.g his Nallonnl Policy ganda, a caught the fancy of farmers and manufacturers alike, and Ihe overworked and wor- ried Mackenzie was siverit from pow- "MacBenzlc's leadership of the ?ays Sir George, "was a pe- culiar admixture of strength and weakness- No man could kept a firmer grasp ot th'e public business of the Houso than he did, In nh.eer force of will, in courage, and hud-at'-the-, end the spenlier.-'He-wns adnplnble and-olas- tic, and atlaci. Sir George" sets-forth some ot'bis olner quahtieg7 which in effect do nol differ materially I'rorn Sir llictfird Cart- wrisht't'eatiinate In language: n" free Ira'clerjand'-'yef Innuinrate 'B. ".'could 'demand ;thdt' i7- -brought ''to trial "fc-'-'-1-' o'Jfericea'ahd'1 for hi from-'Catrnda'. 'He cbnld "be a df (he in Ontario and ot thefc-rrerfch antaso'nista fn Q'ueboc. !Ie could'opiiose (be federation of the Brlllsji''I'ro.i-lnces.of North and' -'afterwards'', oulslnp Ik mosl nrdenl advocates In'his zeal for'Us nccompllallnient. Jle'could resist On- tario provincial n" single de Stael's de- sc-rlptton of aplly describes 'possesped n mosl bappy most agile capa- city "for tradition; ue can us nil thingB to ail ''-So'this entertaining'and illumina- ting-volume misht-b.e'reviewed and in charge of-Mr. farms in" We-'CohlAalc'-drstfict" liave" 10 j Martin''or tiiE compajij-'s lan'd fatcn up, but the-rrst arc they will all settle In Sou- thtrn Alberta, titht-i nldng the in'ain -Ml11 artlvc m lhc lice of the company ot-in "the Letli-'f a 'or loot ovc liridee dislricl. Mnm- nl Ihrsi !'and partmcnt. Actorrtinc to advices from .tor occupation -ill all settle 'in Sou- r'ol'ce' ls fhjl will arrive m the city -._____ ihs, land here. bridge dislricl. Many ol these "men are experienced in Iringins irilh them hcsirtcs theic. housshcld ef- r MASTER BOILER MAKERS wun icem ncsincs tnsir.. nouseucid ei-j- mnoicn mMrvtnjj tects'd large 'number ol purenrt'd cat- Chicago, May Master tie which fhcy'wiil-put'-cn the farms fpolkr JiaSers' "nk'dc'liliou i' inUhe ionvention toda'y'alter electing offl'c- npaiy. (inoled at great 'length did space per The events' and ihe leading pub- Ilc 'and Toronto .for nplness in debate, the parliament of depulatlons was-'to regard them as marauders ot the treasury. Sir John on tho other hand, could refuse a deputation with heller "grace than Ma'ckcr.cta could firant.what was" ask- cd. Sir John, the Opportunist The contest was thus one In which personal equation plajed a large part. Sir John affable and a horn lender of men. He would listen to a Canadian In -Pol in which Ina writer admits 'Saving. cnlc-red Ottawa with a'p.i'oJ'jdW against -his. fellow- 'from Quebec, and that conlacf and y Wre ot observation have swept lhat away and feplaced It with Ihe broadest toleration and admira- Fjom the Toronto Globe! LEKT THEIR invention today "alter electing oltic- of chosen FINAL VOTE- BILL PREMIER BORDEN SPEAKING AT THE ARENA c. p. R. I AND NEW SETfLERS t i Since the.'aa -of'.-lht -rcady-madc'lattn system'joiilh ol tha mam. line-ot-.the C.P.K. by the Ai- p.irlnicnt ol DJlucaf rcsoiircos.-. ol jthoi ning, to figure more .extensively'.la I flic press out tompany'. disitiot is slsi tfiinn'rig io aUfacV Inise leiig brought, (n by'.jlie-C.l'.li.. On-yucsn'ay evening- llitrc -arrived Cjilgvry, 12S latmcrs ftom and ty the ;