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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta if nor. sn FUR i.trninmrwR OAH.T HERALD in MONDAY. NOVEMBER'S, tar? (Continued from race three.) fcav tnla view Is consistent with my i less emphsdc had beta the lanjtase I appeal wllS Ereal ott expressed determination to assist ia winning the vsi 1 answer without any hesitation that this ehoiild cot depart from tho voluntary system and adopt A system which was bound more to hlnde? ttnu to help >var. It should be remembered that prev- ious to the war in all British coun- tries conscription Tvas unknown. It was Ine- pride.of Hritlsa people erory- that compulsory military ser- vice, tha bana of continental Europe of the government. the fair Judgment ol country At the o! the sesaloa of ibe Idea o( consi'.-lpUou al thta juiic- 191P, ID answer to my eDQUiry -rcheiher lure and la a maiiUfr above described ihe promise recemly uiado prime luinlster of enlisting men meant conscription, be assured hive been and still should be 10 bring in ibese (all classes of lhe community to heart- ".My right honorable friend has cooperate IB the tasks which we by the was a grave error, If il 6CO.NO' eil thjt the supremo object should laded to conscription, to the Uu In this country or olsewhere that there msy be cocscrliJlIoa In Canada. In In the first two or three assumed, An Objection A fundunioa'.al objection to the BOY- erusneDl's policy or couscripUou. Is months of the war, I mada il clear to i ,bal it conscripts human life only a had never been thought- of In Great .the people of Canada, that we did not does not atiempt to con- Brilaln and that even the gigantic propose conscription. 1 rcpest tbil i scrip, or tho ser- Elrugslo aealnst N'apoteon had beea announcement lodsy with empbasd." V.CC5 o( SDV other thsn tlioss foushl on Ihe purely voluntary sys- Equally emphatic, and unqualified who come (be ago prE- wera my own declarations oa the sub- j DJ. ,ne military service act. This fa uunlfeitljr unjust. The man Ject. hole campajtn ol may recall that At lhe same time It must be pointed out that la Great Britain for feme years befora the war, In ol the Immensity' of war preparations amwigst aJl the nations ot the con-1 which opposed the naval policy ol the tin en L the question of conscription! Liberal soTernmenl ot thai time, as- vas variously and sorted .that iurh a policy meant con- cussed In parliament and ID the press, sir'ptlon. Throujnout the 1WO, and mi. 1 the Nationalist-Conservative alliance, BO that Bl.last, when a measure to j MeanlQg theae thai eftecl was introduced by the i erninenl, ft came' as uo surprise. Is prepared to Tolunleer his Tlces, and to risk his life lu h's coun- try's defeuce Is cntliled to first con- alderaton. Time dependent upon h m and who spare him from ihelr mldSt are tho next raosi desorvhig of the state's solicitude and care. A potic? I have uhtcb' nccord place to the n yet y- eiTaa la public frequent sptdtcr, find the iallor In Ibe rcnccrn undlEr no clrcutnstaticef vould of the stale 1 bcllexa bring torlh found Iha people prepared aud conscrtpUotl follow tbe adoptloa ot the men necessary "to Tight Lli eren then stroof protests were heard 1 our flnd lJlD nced of-recoui from manr classes oj the community, j of lbe pre.sent war I in- conscription. If returned to Different Here Vary different KBS the totxoductlon of conscription In Canada. It came M a complete surprise. It ueier bad dljcussed in parliament, ind (ha Tolce of (he press had been strong mjfiJnst [L In loo month of July. 1916, such. Imporlaal paper as the To- urse to power, 1 that conscription should not ba I should adopt such a policy. My first Introduced in Canada. Such was my duly will be lo seek nul ihe ablest position when lae government revers- men of ihe country, men of ed its attitude, and without" ins capacity as well as men represen- lotroduced lhe military service act. latlves at all cUfses in IJio a drastic measure np- Uy. and. larlto them Irrespective of To force on a people thus unprepared ag-Jcst repeated wsurancea to and what It may involve in the way of the sacrifice of their personal interests, to tlble statesmen of either party cap- of forming or leading a Canadian Trar aitnistry Troald propose compul- serrJce.' t'Kor the Globe unduly ciltlclied the failure of the Bo r den government .to do more, than it has done to assist voluntary recrulU'nr. The criticism of the Globe and of most Liberal papers tiu been exceedingly mild when com- tired with the ritrlollc deanaclatlons .af Ite Toronto Teleipram, thu Wlavi- The Montreal Daily Mall, and other Journals lhal hire ab- ____ _____ ___ no BjmpBlhy Kith the Liberal i ura of auch moment should not be It Is a (act that cannot be [fGrcsd-bj-'pirlia'mant without EH ap- denied that lhe voluntary system, es- Even u late as December 37i loathe people. I supported a re- pecially in Quebpc, did riot get a fair ;the Globe repeated Its warnings ferendum for the reason IhEl the re- trjal, and a fair trial would receive nsl any effort. force Canadians Is -the moat advanced arid [rom a generous people a ready re- the and summed up.pun-'the aoal. modern method ot consultc- r sponsc whch would bring men to lhe Iho-pecplo, vllhout the com- i ranks, willi gcod will, and enthusiasm, sion where unity, of purpose if tssen-'aet, my policy Trill be Pit lo proceed tlaJ. 1 am only too ivell aware lhat' further under Its provisions until the the riflTT3: TThlch 1 hare presented people huTC an opportunity to pro- hare not met with universal accept- inoucca upon It by iray ol a referen- ajice, iaien In tlie. party lo which I be- dunv long, but. .even I Sold toj I pledge myself to forthwith submit coerce When, persuasion has not been the act to the people, and wilh my fol- a Uem pled, is not sound policy, and In [lowers to cany out tho of the thli-I appeal to the Impartial judg- majority of the nation as thus cjpreas- meht "of all Canadians. to People In combatting the- policy ol eonscrlp- A Strong Appeal I at the same lime. tlon, all that I asked was that a meas- and c'arry out a stroas appeal for rol- lie opinion lins. Vr.'TTsderi unionists axe (onTid.opDOE- j Inseparable from a seacral and whwh vould iliminate' from our Ing conscription, and the leailnc op- election. A referendum had also been j political life one of the most hartuwius ponents ot every manifestation o[ de- asked on tils very question by or- problems, as no loyal Canadian ran faocracy are favoring .the system. No Ranked tabor. My request -iras dealeJ. .view without the greatest' spprehen; a aisuDUed Canada tt this criU- Carter's 4yer POls For Constipation If 700 can't get tfl the exercise yon iboold taye, its all inpartut ttat you have the offer remedj for a tor- pM fcomlt which don't faMlr u4 mtmnrflj. imly wkca ypa'rc ton, Hi nrrrmrj- CHALKY, COLORLESS COMPLEXIONS NEED CARTEL'S HON PILLS cal tour ot our history. To-tiese -rlews it Is an answer re-educatloV, technical >vlll In cases ou the. t of the stato, combltcJ. with aym- hetlc .practical ex- anil Eclc-atlflo ou part ot those whom It. will cult Into aid and LU efforts will EO a long way touard IIP 1 11 lug the returaoil soldier to crcuiue the hand [caps of war. If but set ourselvea resolutely to I his lash Us aci-ouipmhiueDt will be Dcd by hearty co-openulbn of maii who has been ou service ersens. Hut, there Is another duty devolv- K uuon us tho ills charging of should precede that above-menUoneJ. The UQIV la force for tho main t ou aace. care, and comfort of lhe iors' depondeQts and ramlllea not Ailequale or suitable. In an ef- fort lo rectify Ihls sttte of affairs, antl to emphasize Us policy thai the uaUon's to the soldiers. and their depemlenta must be dtv charged by llio nallou, and uot through tho medium of public bene- volence or charity., A. B. Coup, mem- ber for at (ha )ast 304- sloti of parliament during (ho coneld- erstlon o! the military service bill, moved ths thoughtful "That Iha further contlderat.on qt Ihls bill bo deferred unlit such adequate provision has made for Lhe de- pendents of soldiers, enlisted for over- seas as well remove the necessity for raising raoaey by public for tl-elr support." Tho resolution was opposed by Iha government, and Ihe motion for Its adoption was defeated. But, tho ccsslty for action still anil prompt action must be taken to put the soldiers, and their dependents be- yond any possibility of waul after the public subscriptions have ceased, and the glamour, and eiclterneot of lhe war have worn away. In order to be effeclKp, to satisfy ihe publ'c conscience, nnd to secure that acquiescence In a verdict which should bo the last word on all ques- tions submitted lo lhe people, a gen- eral election should be an appeal to tbe electorate such 0.3 it es-ats under the law. The government his discarded that fundamental principle of the In- stitutions o! a free ppople. They bftvo designedly altered lhe sanctlly of the franchise, by choking discus- Uavo la. tuost of prorlacea of the. Dominion a regular system of itrepartas Ibe voters lists, and agalQFi thai syslem DO complaint has bepu beard during ihe last twenty years. Tint iyslcxu Is also cast aside, and ItaU are to bo prepared by tin army ol so-called CDutueralors, whoso work must he done lu haste, whoso powers aro arbitrary, with ao useful cbecfcs to be exercised lu dug time, and with all door a vvlcto open for errors, con- fusion., and frauds, Tho Lharal members o( the recon- structed .government have put the luautle of their respectability upon this uelarious Hct, na well as a pea thg Canadian Northern Hallway ami luauy others against which airooelv protested, and from which their presence lu the eoverument can- not remove the dangerous, and Inde- feasible character. Such Icelrlidau fs repugnant to sense of Justice, aud right. It has for object, and for Ha eBcct to dlscourago, nud to st'flc the free prossIon ot the will of the people, and to luako preliminary govenuucut a more name without lhe reality. A bold attempt is .being made (o silence the voice of tlie people by a systemat- ic elimination of Liberal caadlJales from tho fle.J. It Is my duly to nppcal to all tho fiJends o! political freedom In every constituency to organize at ODCO In order lo deteal such conspiracy. Let tno unite, and select thoir own slandard bearers. Should I be called upon to form government I would hope to include In It representatives of business, of labor, ft ad agriculture, and of It? men whose sole objects In denllns wlih tho affairs ot tho country irlll bo lo Ue- vole the whole resources, and energy of tho qouulry lo the winning of llie war. U can only be done by honest agree- ment among all the different clemenls Dud Interests of the country. I would hope to Iiave'a eovornniCDt rcprcscn- taUte of (Lie masses of tlie people, tho common people, whose guiding prin- ciple should be to defend them against organized privilege which has hereto- fore liad loo much control over the EGTernment of the country In ibis elecllon it Is my desire that tho common people should havo op- portunity o( expressing "themselves in sIon, by using the closure and Ihoy j freo and untrammelled manner at. the have deliberately manufactured a (polls so lhat their views may obtain franchise w.lh which they hope tojia ihe cen- parliament, anil I trust win successfully the polls, a passing lhal In every conslituenry eartflldatcs victory for thempelrca, a permanent 'representative of this policy may be nominated so that the pcoplo can vote for Ihepi. These considerations 1 HOT place belore toy fellow countrymen of all injury to the country- The Franchise Act This act kuoTii as Ih? war times COMFORT .Your youngster won't dread going to Led even on the coldest night if you first warm up his room with a Perfection Oil Heater. .The Perfection is vasicr to carry than a wood- basket! Light, sturdy, compact. Costs little to buy and little to use. Cheaper than coal and cheaper than wood, even when these are cheap., Eight hours of warmth on a gallon of ROYAUTE COAL OIL. Dealers everywhere.. _ t TOE IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY ,T( V- Limited IN .Mi CITIES 1. upon e.err sllncl of Justice, honesty, only a Eecpudarj- In Ihls clcilfou.' the .EUprcmG enj" Is to play. U- takes away the ,_ iranc Judgment. I have'assist In (lie tremendous slpjjglc In- deemed It rar duty more (nan ever witch ve.Brp feogaged lo maintain lhe perftaps ID lhe course ol my lonjf pub- unlly ot Lte jiitlqn, to avoid Iho dl- It takes away the franchise from .aen -wtoai we Invited jcr this coontry, say. as IB HOST ollen said Hal we mnsl premised; have conscrlpllon or "null" this Blale- and privileges -ol who merit Is [aliUied by a receat and con- cmsive eiample. Australia rejected conscription, and Australia did not quit. Australia Is still In the Bgit nnder llie voluntary Eacb year has rendered Increasingly apparent the necessity of organizing the nallon in order that, so far as trusted In our -who be- came'under our laiTE Drltlsh subjects, antf Canadian tllliens. '-v- They thus are humllliiled, and treat- ed with coaiempl that, being torn1 In enemi- countrlfts, In they.mlEQt ba biased In hmr oP their and against their adopted may be possible, the eamtrr. Tie assumption.Is In population o! Canada in tneir entire-, ordinary and might ao tj may he made of service in the sue- cessfnl prosecufon of the war. To- d: So Digestible That Even Babes Thrive Upon It ASK year doctor whit sort of ceml food U best ot aH for and fiiomajh dijistion, ;Answer: A bil- mced food that ii gnoiihted to aUow free play ol digestive Juices, tad complete ifitft the natural falioei and coarse brans retained. All cf tit abundantly provided by Dr. tattM suj at It htelj (from eighth moath) with ettest benefit to not onl; their bat brim, Klines "nil nnWtits dcA parti remOTed, Only the Ufbfy ftrtt tn rc- hiirif' TlieM Ice, fUiAj pir- tUitfjidc tat clef Meal wbea TOO at Heel, 11 Eorain toa Ml tftlj relieve wnltipidon we will reload your money. Ifjoaloid up jour nilh foods tbit at and waste, ike miKhi of Iho digestive Just stop viiting, then you livs constipailon. LttRomiu relieve It, Komin Meal It t ptrfecfly bilmtedlood. Voui Is BCTtr upset by tw mucb or too much ptol.b. That li prcptrly Ask your dKicr It. U Is sufficient 'to 6b- irve that It also false fact, lore has not been any 'current ot caused In' Ine old' world, cmlpaHon from Germany (p ain and her allies arc appealing- R3 ine-last twenty years, and as never before Tor more tood, more AuEtrla almost the tolal ;pumter. ships, and morn cdal. >Jo country Perhaps nine-tenths ol the or has vaster resources than Canada, to i'rorD country nere.not tn supply tiese Imperative requirements- iltla- ?cd sympa' UTiat Is needed b vigorous efforts to j Aeef her and Inrller an unlimited production. To "e.s- meet ths conditions, I am gives the Iranchlie o tame wo- ---------j -lenlea to othera; Alllthose liege It IE lo bavi; near rf .uones't the soldiers will ba The right will he refused lo lose not so privileged though om Aus- are alrong tor the al- meel Ihs cilaUng condition's, I am prepared In addition to tlie measure ncn an" Ql already outlleed, lo Uke what fur- whose pnv. tier steps may De necessary to In- put of all tbat may te necessary torif" marching, and lighting armies. lbelr are Just aa itrons In -thp Mr. CroUiers, minister -of labor, and have worked speaking recently at St. Thomas de- Incessantly for It.. Moreover ID five Itain nloa namely, Al blJCAHing i cue Jin in, EJL. i uuiuas !clared Ihet If "Quebec.bad done duty, as Ihe other provinces, we Ontario, louid never have required Ike m.'li- Jerta> and 1Irlt'811 Columbia women ry service act." 1( enllsllns In One- been adm.tled lo the franchise. ,c Is not on a par wItrTTaHstlnr_1n province, Ion. "The away tbal (ai the lh.rprovnceonwhomdoe3the which no .oplhlrT blur, ut. the nutritlTB vilue of entite berries ry.n ictttd cf flfli rcniEied both tealelssj odot. lean bjeletlrlclly. Kunen Mesl ir.iiiej tie most izlitljiaj porrijje (must osvtr itlrred eicept It Is used for mdilr.j ptnciits, ferns, brud, rtt At 1 And auch doctrine laugnl on the hustings, cried by the nationalist party at the expense of the Conserva- tive organization, had n powerful In- fluence In educating the public againit the participation by Canada In Imperial wars outside her territory. The first result ivas at the polls when Liberals won 3S3 seats and the Conservatives Nationalist alliance won 27, the popular vote being even morB evenly divided, the Liberal polling votes and the Con- servative-Nationalist illltncc The second result. was when the war hroJtB out, and a call made by the government for They reaped what had sowed. There was one-half of the province wlilch they had educated to reject such an appeal. The Orealcit The greatest service than can be rendered the brave who have Ilrit claim on our gratitude and aym- inalhy Is (o replace them In civil llfo Here to rlo that In the tyay best cal- C2'-Vra2_! !o be .come. If possible, solJ-sustalnlcg Is a ilatt ttial will call for the display of Is noblest, anil best In the Ca The act is vlcloua In principle, ani 3 eyually vlcloua In Its enauKng dlE responsibility resl? On ivhori but the those woinen being In the province, Borden government. Whoso' Quebec arf ln. -Dominion. The members openly, Blrenuously and per- alstently preached the nat'onallst trine, no participation by Canada la imperial wars, outside her own terri- tory- That doctrine first put forth In of la the autumn of 1210 by the whole nationalist tody Including ttvo of the presenl Quebec ministers, -won Iho election for them. In the general elections ol 1311 reciprocity In Que- bec wan' not the main lasuc: Tho ma'n Issue was the naval policy of the late administration, wblfh ivas t.'ltflrly as- sailed by the name men, on the same doctrine of "no partlclpat'on by Can- ada In Imperial wars oulsldc her ten Illory.' Look al Tonguel Liver and Bowel at'Once, idian ssojie. In t vyl nusabgr of k'lj Syrup Molher! Your child Miri'l'___ cross and peevlsli. see If tongue Is coated; this la a KlUi ilomacli, llrer and bowels nceil i cleansing at once. iioili'ss. pain, feverish, tull o: cold, bad breath, d.oein' cal, sleep or eel itoro ach-achc, dlarrhocn, gen Uo liver and bowel .sMuld alwiiyi be lhe flnl .IriiCment Xothtng equals "CnllWrnfs.'Si'.up for arid In lib, 'lioiir's al (he foul Ing food n.McJi Is clojicil InMhn bow els passes out c! the ayriUPi, and you have a well playful 'cnllil OBiiln. Al children love tills harffllesJ, dellclou "fruit and It niii-er fills t effect a. food J> rcctlons for babta, chll'droH of asca ond grostupa era plMnly on lh noltle. Keep II bandy In youf fcOBie. tlviA today .uvcs a' IdrtC row, bul net Iho gCButnc, kA jtM drugilsl for [T'bcilie. of AGil krnfi Syrup of look an Dial II N made by tlie Callfotinl the economic situation view of' avoiding and lessening privations and sufferings which should not exist In t country so "richly1 endowed hy nature as our country.-.. Whatever may be the .verdict, at Iho polls, I accept it, neither elat- ed by victory nor'downuearted by de- feat. ;