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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta SIR SPEAKS WITH GREAT ELOQUENCE BRITISHlBUlLLJiOWlSS. 5 SKC1AU.Y DESICND FOB CANADA AND MANUFACTURD BY MARSHALL. SONS CO, A SPECIALLY DESIGND OAINSBOROUOH, NGLAND Utterances on Naval Question. In his speech on the address in re- ply to the speech from the throne, Sir Wilfrid Laurier made an eloquent declaration on the naval question. It was as follows "My honorable friend has not dis- cussed the subject of naval defence, and that is the think, on be discussed, for thi policy which we a be f reason policy to son lo believe that the policy, as laid down here last session, was to be 'adopa-d last session, then there would be no reason to say a-word on this subject, but it appears that it is inot a happy family which sits on the Bother side of this House. .It is ..not 1 angel of peace but the spirit of discord which appears to preside over ithem." i has been .taken by tne memuci for Mac- leod (Herron) and that it is main- tained also by the member for Qu It seems, too, that I the position is taken by a Rood i many on the other side who voted j I for the resolution in the House ,ast rear, but who have changed their j minds and now ask for something more." Sir WiHrid pointed out that the ttet the Sir Wilfrid read the defence resolu- P------ tion unanimously adopted last ses- resoiulion adopted last year law and pointed out that the policy nothinR new. Parliament came i ,hfi exclusion that the help should be the form of a contribution but should be, in the or cut. ambiguity about it. It i can make it. as j. Par- last onclusion can mae moneV) bu sou stands unanimously commit- ion of a naval ser lo Wc, with the British Admiralty. ish Admiralty, we i ment that we were going to send to Great Britain two members of the Cabinet for the purpose of discussing these very, questions, and of forming plans as' to, the best method of carrying out the purpose ex- pressed in that resolution. The Min- ister of Marine and Fisheries and the Minister of Militia went as soon as the session was over. They attended the Imperial Defence Conference m London, and they also had a confer- ence with the. Admiralty, and they came a conclusion which will he laid before the House at an early date." Plans To-morrow Mr- Monk, Sir Wilfrid said, had complained of the silence observed by the 'Government and had suggested that it concealed some nefarious de- sign There had been no secrecv. but even if there had been Mr- Monk not have been hurt by it. be- cause he had told the people ot Jacques Cartier that he did not want any action to he taken and of course no' action could be taken until the papers were brought down, "The pa- pers will be brought down on Wednes- day both here and in Great Britain. The leader of the Opposition thinks 1 ted the policy that Canada was to 'pne question was far 'organize a Canadian naval service, i lhaa last year. He recalled that This was to be done in co-operation j resoluticm was adopted at the confer- i Nothing I ence in Loildon injl902 which was ex-. lactly the same as the resolution i adopted bv the House last March. luwua_____r______ namely, that the assistance to be giv- resolution introduced by Hon. G. E. eQ to the Motherland by Canada Foster and which had stood sUjshQllld not be in the form of money, peek's on the order paper. Therefore j but -n the organization of Canada s n.hndv was taken by surprise. After- fo Sir; read the nobody was taken by surprise. After- forces> Sir read the the House rose, however, there were terms lhat resolution and reminfl- certain whispers heard from the other the House- tnat at that time the side, that the policy did not meet i GoVernment was taken to task by with approval in some quarters. The' whispers had increased to a. murmur which had since become a menace. He must give credit to the generalissi- mos of the opposing forces that to the present they had stood fullv to their guns, whatever up man- they ection oE the Conservative party vMch insisted that Canada should not have a naval organization of her own hereafter, but behind them, fe the rank and file, there were some young' bloods who were clamoring for something more spectacular. That one side. "But there was another side high up in the councils of the party, high up in the staff itself, which, like Lu- cifer declared, 'I shall not serve. tr> to but that she should give a con- tribution to the Mother Country. The example of Australia was quo.t- ed against the Government at time Australia was paying a that cer- Representatives: The WESTERN CANADA AGENCY, M, i i t The member of it least has the courage of has come out openly ostentatiously with and somewhat the declaration CllUt- tain proportion of its revenue to the Imperial exchequer to help the Moth- er Country to maintain her navy in the Pacific and water contiguous to Australia, and the Canadian Govern- 'ment was told that Australia was following the true policy, but time had shown that Canada was -in the right, for Australia was now longer contributing to the Imperial treasury, but was organizing a squa- dron of her own. Then last March there was great excitement when the news came that New ZealacA was to contribute a Dreadnought to the Im- T T. J. T'. J. JL JE. the Cake J. J. .1. JL T JL t i t For the best advt. in the Lyceum cake for fair and courteous deal- ings with our trade and the best stock of all kinds of BUILDING MATERIAL i If the example of Canada. If Empire was to remain but "We are Ca- nadians and we have to consider this i question not only from the standpoint status as Canadians, but we j i-i not a its possibilities of energy strength. Mr. Monk Objects and jects. terests is conceivable that the in- Canada and the interests) of the Mother Country may vary up- on some questions. That has hap- There was still another side in the'; pened in the pastr and it may happen Conservative ranks. He had been again. When such variations happen-j dealin- with the aggressive; he would, ed in the past it was the part of Ca- now deal with the supine. He would nadian statesmanship to reconcile the borrow from the American vocabulary' conflicting interests, and if .they hap- ylrach sirfliTl it will be tne In tt Pall EDDY'S FIBRE- WARE and describe them .as the party the "stand pat" type, the chief whom was the member for Jacques CartTer of pen.ed to clash again it will be tne of part of statesmanship to reconcile them again on broad lines But I am happy to say that insofar as I M Monk-" s if quite fair to to- can see; at ailments, and in this and keep the pa- i matter I express my own opinion, m Every" One is Solid, Hardened, Lasting Mass, without a Hoop or Seam. Many other Exclusive Features are Yours, too, when you PoiitivelyJPersistJii, tettidj; Eddy's. AH Good Altnyi, tterjwhere, in fof ALIVE X until the down." (Applause.) Liverpool, N. 'S-, Nov. the twenty year old son of John Greenough, Milton, had a narrow es: cape from ''being roasted alive at a __ LJ n uciyc ii Canada. If w-e have duties to j pulp nere yesterday. He was TJU.1U 111111 iAti eating his lunch on the top on one ot His clotnes were oiaz-iug