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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, NOVKMHKU fl. THE LKTIIBniDGK DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE Wilfrid Laurier at the Banquet of assertions that ir wniriu i-awi the Ontario Young Liberal Clubs at London, Ontario. "Mr. Chairman, ladies and gellllU' men- Yet once more it is my ego to he, the guest of the Young Lib- erals of Onlario. An event alwajs much appreciated by me Is rendered still more appreciable by the fact that you. sir. are the dm I'man- clect of Iho Liberals. 1 have known you since a child in the house of my was the onlv was clear, I say, pacifists that nothing won, avail but such a victory as would Gorman authorities the hello in crush forever from the minds ol the atrocious theories and monstrous doc- trines. (Cheers.) Liberals' Endeavor to Avoid Party Strife. "Hence it was that when war out those of us who were en- witlr Ihe confidence of the again Uiu traditions and hopes and tl-e idi-i'ls which have come lo us from a long line of slrons anil patriotic iiii-n, and which il has been inv Hit to endeavor lo apply, how- over unworthily- Many question? In tills conviuuu" is members of the party, and p edged support to all war measures. It wa, no time for mere party stiilc. i LI "ceasHmilly-ycs. more than once- w" were confroiued by measures In-ou-ht forward by the Governmcn ions in principle, so grevlous 11 Rchobonm's Answer Given Sir Wilfrid quoted official lie recalled how li. I.. Opposition had stated that an annual ovniMldlUlro of millions suggest- ed corruption, yet, under his regime, Ihe annual expenditure bad mounted ear by year till it had reached one undrcd and thirty-six millions, lie ecalled Sir George Foster's cohes- ion as to the responsibility of he xlgcnclcH of tho onroBstoii had ormalion. The answer of the Bor- en Government to appealing people vas Ihe answer King Itehoboam lo he subjects who asked a reduction of he burdens laid upon them by his ather. His answer was ".My little lager shall be thicker than my lath- er's loins. And now whereas niy ather did hide you will, a heavy yoke, will add to your yoke. .My father hath chastized you with whips but 1 chastise you with scorpions." "Tomorrow." "I do not question at all the sin- cerity of the charge of Sir, ...corge Foster He was sincere at the time, I have no doubt, but his confession was not accompanied with repentance and determination to do better. He wcnted to do better. Ills confession resulted almost in these words: 'Let us agree on hereafter patronage shall be eliminated.' (Laughter.) word! This not then and ever un-ii" lonwf" have had to be solved during Ihe last vldons iu principle, so grevlous i fbrtv years and we have to apply couia not be true to their li'sson to Ihe conditions iu which represent and ourselves l Canada and the Empire find them- them to pass withou .nlvci, nosition of irreducible selves. The War for Civilization "I need not'tell yon that we meet under the shadow of a ten lulu war, which for Ihe past two y.ars has been desolating Europe and engross- ing Iho attention of the civilized world Neither would it be amiss 11 one.- more 1 recall that I bin war is a war for civilization. If there be any- one in this audience, or elsewhere, who may be of Ihe opinion that U'.is been said too often, that it might lie left unsaid, 1 beg to dissent. It must be repeated and again repeat- ed '-.o as to convince' once more one and all in tills country that Ihe cause hy of every sacrifice. (Cheers.) Still Against Militarism TMLYHCiNE THAT HELPED "Fruil-a-tives Again Proves lis Extrasrdinary ROCHOX, March 2nd, 1915. "I have received the most wonderful benefit from Inking-' 1 suffered for years from Rheumatism and change of life, aud I took every remedy obtainable without remits. I tried "Knlit-a-tivcs" and it was the only medicine that really did me good. Now I am entirely llheu- malism has disappeared, and the ter- rible pains in my body are oil gone. I hope that others, who suffer from such distressing diseases, will try "Fruit-a- MADAMK ISAIE ROCHOJT. 50e. a box, G for trial At all dealers or sent postpaid by Fruit- ll-livesLimited, Ottawa. pose-, and of these the largest amount is in public buildings. and drillhalls in sme.ll towns am no'necessity "now, and there may be now that they have the money voted. The Governmcnl are bound to give us not only Iho precept but the example I of economy. (Hear, hear.) This Is my chief grievance agalnnl them. Hut. there are many questions ;he administration of the Department j of Militia, but I will not do so on the present occasion, as I shall have lime to speak of it elsewhere. In the meanwhile let me again repeat that we must win this war. We have mail loday has been oblidgcd lo have re- course lo a paper currency, which IB every day dcpreclallng. The Aphorism Fallacious "No sir, in the face of this there In reason to believe that the policy liritain In the past should be dif- ferent from the policy In the future. There is an aphorism current that if you want peace you should prepare for war. I do not know the origin of the aphorism. Hut I assert that, the experience of the world show... and on the soil of France with (he this respect is only an 1'rus sia Prussia has dominated the Ger- "carrying on hVed mining the midnight oil and spending: The Prussian Ideal Contrasted Witn a lot on Printers' ink in rcconstitut-1 British. ing the British Empire, but not upon the old lines of British freedom, but Sir Wilfrid then went on to shov "And so saying I all lifelong profession, not a jot of f reiterated in House of Commons and upon many a platform of this country, that 1 aiii a pacifist. I have always been against militarism, and I sec no rea- son why 1 should, on the contrary. I see many reasons why I should not change, but still stand true to Ihe professions of my whole Mfe, But it has been clear to all the pacifists in Ihe world: to the Radicals of Eng- land; to the Labor Party of England; to the Radicals, nay. to all classes, in France, to the Radicals of Italy, that in face of the avowed intention of Geimany to dominate the world, in face of "their blatant assumptions and belief in being the laiiiiB the position these measures Sir Wilfrid firs instanced the tariff of ciillv" ho declared amid cheers, lln decrease in the British preference That hi', added, "we believed to be wrong, to be vicious-both econom- ically and and wo acted icco'rdingly." (Cheers.) Disappointed in Government Liberalism at the outbreak of the war had deemed It a duty to aban- don party considerations and to on- loavor to assist Ihe Government observed the Liberal leader, "and we hoped that tho Gov- ernment would realize the new con- ditions created by the war. and would complacent "supcrmai set itself with earnestnes and con- set iisen to the great tasks before it. Hut in this we, and the people ot Canada have been to a large extent disappointed." (Cries of Hear, heal.) Civil Expenditure Not Cut Down. It became the bounden duty of the Government. In view of the heavy calls for military expenditure aud the serious sacrifices which confronted the people of Canada, to refucc all i i nirr.i-v civil eop -.ml strike off every that i mild with without Unerring the national ser- vice. Was this done? A'.is, no. Ihe fact is expenditure has beer, growing and growing and growing-going on us merrily aa iu the piping times of usurps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time. "Tomorrow went by. and wilh to- morrow went by also the suggestion and resolution of Sir George Foster, never to return again until the last syllable of recorded time of this Government, the; present Government, of which lie is an ornament, but not one of the masters. (Applause.) Now Time if ever to Get Rid of Patronage Plague "If his patronage had been elim- naled from the Budget of this year, 'rom the estimates of this year, it would have made an appreciable re- duction. The patronage was patronage is a -ubiquitous, omnipres- ent, omnivorous rover, devouring any- thing, everything in which there is any public money. It has a voracious, insatiable appetite. Patronage is a plague, and if ever there was a time to be done with it, it is this calamitous time la which we are now living, in which everybody should bo determin- ed to have the biggest possible econ- omy, the greatest possible reduction in the burden of the people. (Ap- plause.) "In the estimates of this year there is no loss a sum than ap- propriated lo the Public Works De- partment, presided over by Hon. Ro- bert Rogers, whom I never knew to be a master or an example in economy. (Lauehtcr and applause.) Eight mil- lions'are appropriated to capital ac- count to revenue pur- the old lines 01 iirmwi how almost every war had originated upon the lines of German militarism: in Europe between 1...I. anil i- n H would be a sad day if, when we are Uirough German ilesiio. engaged in a wnr the object of which ho said: "Can yon be silrpuscd at Reason for These Expenditures "In times of peace, when the re- venues were affluent, this amount of expenditure might he justified, but m times of war what excuse can there 'ho and what, is the reason for these expenditures? The reason for these expenditures is the eternal question 'of patronage, and if these items are still to be found this year in (he es- timates it is because removing them would .offend many influential patrons in one of these towns or villages who I has a lot to sell for which lie can find ino purchaser, but who is put in good i humor with the hope that some day 'a benevolent Government will relieve I him of this unprofitable piece of pro- perty. Is this indictment too strong in tliis strenuous time in which we arc living? The indictment is more than justified. Sir, we want to win this war, and we shall and will. IChecrs.) Strenuous Times Demand the Strictest Economy. -'Let us look at the. situation as it is. Very strenuous times are opening bc- rore us, and it becomes necessary that the strictest, possible economy should ho applied, to the public ser- vice Why these expenditures? we challenged the Government do you It was that thov had no intention of spending the monev. If they had no special in- tention of spending the money whs- ask Parliament to vote tor H. 11 the Government did not have the. courage to deny their friends then, do you think they will find more courage is to save civilization from militarism, if. as a result of this war, the vie- this constant torious nations were to be witli militarism. Why Britain-Has Stood Strain "I ask you if anything has taken In this war to lead any man lo tho conclusion that Britain has erred in her policy of anti-militarism or of on prosellt maintaining as her objects in life tho ,ho declarations of arls of peace, which have, her ,e coa Slat( offlom and where she is lodaj Is Britain aiat in France they the wrong? For my part, more than their aml England ever I am a believer in British mstltu-, could tig l ior k tions such as they came to us by our there would I, ..oot. aggression? Mrs. Wynn Tells How Lydia E. Pir.kham's Vegetable Compound Helped Her DuringChange of Life. Hichmond. taking Bevtr. bottles of Lydia E. Pinkharo'a Vegetable Com- pound I feel like a new woman. I al- ways had a headache during the Change- of Life and was also troubled with other bad feelings com- mon at that dizzy spells, r.ci-vous feelings and heat flashes. Now I am ,_____________in better health than I was and recommend your remedies 2812 E. 0 Street, While Change of Life is a most crit- ical period of a woman's existence, tho annoying symptoms which accompany it may be controlled, and normal health restored by the timely use of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Such warning symptoms are a of suffocation, hot flashes, headaches, backaches, dread of impending evil, 'ars, palpitation o; if you educate men for war. H ancestors, from those who made Brit- ain anil the British Empire. (Cheers.) Does anyone imagine that if Great Britain had adopted the German sys- tem she would have displayed the same power she has since the begin- ning of this contest? Does anyone suppose that if Britain had adopted I of Wellington the German system, and had taken every generation year after year as they came of military age and remov- ed those young men from the farm, from the shop, from the. professions, from schools and universities, and placed them in camps aud barracks, and taxed the rest of the nation to keep them under the charge of the Drill Sergeant, anyone believe that England would have been able to stand the strain of spending J2S.OOO.OOO every day to finance not only her own "part, but Russia Italy, Canada. Australia and -New Zealand, and that on a gold basis, out of her own resources? The answer by contrast is that Germany may have been spoken or they may not have, but they express the true spirit of the Prussian. The Prussian Spirit "Even after the battle of Waterloo, when Prussia and Britain were marching on Paris, the great Duke 'allied discipline vrote that :n his army, hut he Prussians were simply thieves ana robbers (Cheers.) Then when the )ld swashbucklers. Bleucher visited London ami saw the rich city, with its wealth piled up by British com- merce, he, in true Prussian spirit, ex- claimed: 'What a city to s ess. or tfoese abnormal conditions do not fail to take Lydia E. Pinkham'i table Compound. maments. The Kings of England, mameiiih. i nv; ;....o-' too would have liked, as the kings of 'the European continent, to have permanent armies, hut the British people always looked upon perman- ent armios as an instrument of tvranny. They would not. have them. Who many de'vices of tho Kings to get possession were' baulked by the Par- liament. Today there is no law aU lowing a permanent army in Great Britain, but. every year the law for maintaining the army has to he renewed and voted. So jealous have been the people of Great Britain over this that they have never had a standing army, in the sense that the European countries had them. The claimed' 'what a cuy 10 iLiiropcai. CUUHI-IIGO nut, (Laughter and cheers.) This then is British conception supervene the sstem i e while the German coi the of militarism. engendered by the system v. G all else, while the German conception led the people to look on war as a means to conquest and domination. British History Contracted Against this history of Prussian (cheers.) arms and its organization and the Of These Ideas Had to liome glorification of war, let us look at a "Between these two ideas there had page ot English history. The Kings______________________ ot England and their Parliaments had----------------------- long contests on the question of ar- (CONTINUED ON PACE (i) Every grocery store has its customers who order P0STUM regularly instead of tea or cottee. They are former tea or coffee drinkers who, for health's sake, changed their table drink. If you suspect that tea and coffee contribute to your discomfort or illness, ask the grocer for the names of several POSTUM users m your get in touch with them and hear their story. Or, secure a tin of INSTANT POSTUM and try it on the family table for ten days instead of tea or coffee. "There's a ;