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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily Herald. Thursday, September 1. 3 o. SIR WILFRID A Continued From Front Page King, C. great centre quickly realized. to the divided conditions party in of united-opinion'or action one. single-matter, 'he com the Liberal ,party, ment that the people who camo to 'Canada from foreign lands are and made to feel itBat" th'ev may and should become 'loyal.citizens, is one of which you nave acquitted yourself, with marked ability. With'in the limits.of a short address we are unable to passing reference to -things for which you ibe and we trust'that you may -be yet allowed to many .years in the great work in'-which you are engaged, and we ask .you, Honored Sir, to accept the.'bellowing of the cattle, the shout- ing, of the -cowboys; and -the.neighing of the. horses, all this created-in my an impression which is as vivid in my mind, at this moment as it was sixteen.1' years ago. Let me .say, ladies .and gentlemen, if great progress in your city: in-agriculture and otherwise I do, not -think ,you have made any progress at all, in climatic conditions. To-day-is the, 31st of August. The day I visited5your-city before was of September, and it was bright sunny, making the the assurances of our loyalty and daylone of the days: devoiion to Canada and her govern- We shall have'some more of it) The.climatic conditions are not.so as they were then, .arid'it only goes to show how warm your hearts are to'give so warrrj ment. Signed, on behalf of the Americans resident in Southern Alberta, .Harry Austin Driggs, Thos. S. Mc- Keuzie, Jas. L. La-rsen, Otbo T. La- F. E. S. Hill, Geo. Talbot, Benton'Hatch; John Kenney, -Norraan H. Murray, H.A. Suggitt, Wm. Weber, Frank A. Maxwell, T. D. Kevin, John B: M. Hatch. Sir Wilfrid Laurier On Sir Wilfrid iwas greeted' with prolonged cheers. -He said: Mr. Chairman, -and Gentle- .years' ago it was my good fortune to visit this then rising city of Lethbridge. i knew from many different .sources when I landed here to-day, of the-progress which, had been made 'hv, this'-'oitv in a welcome to a -fellow Canadian (Cheers.) At that' .time the chief agriculture was the herding" ot cattle, and we read in the' .sacred .book ,of cattle on taa tnousand an'd it to me that the sacred; writer must -have seen through the ages r the hills of Alber- ta, You one or two years and tiien they had' to abandon that cry because the manufactures were not topple over, but became stronger and there were more; of them.- British Preference. They had another cry. It -was that it was1 not patriotic to give a ence to the: tra-dejof the. try unless '-tile Mother was prepared, give! us preference ''in tneir-own. markets also. .You say that it" was not -patriotic on the part of Canada'.-to give, .a .preference to Great Britain? Why did'we give- it? First of all, it suited us to do so, and wanted to do old Mothe-'land'of which to be a part 'TheiCon- serva.tiye we-should bargain' with "If you will not-'give ,us we will not gtve-youVany." That was-the atti- tude1" of '-.the..party" which issalways shouting That kind ,of.. they -had -to.give. Sir: we here raise re venue, by custom.- It is, therefore, easier lor crease duty by 12 1-2 pepceni. by But could, do so. She gije us "'altered completely her fiscal policy. She could a preference ae- cause .operi Well, sir, whafeyer -flie attitude has The Canadian Navy If there was one tiling of I am" particularly proud 'iii the .address! wnich was read to me a moment ago by our American friends and citizens, now become Canadians, it is their ap- destroyed, the of the new-policy of the Lib: _ Prill tr iri riti fy o no tf er at eral party in creating a -navy. do we create a navy? Because ws think it isnhe.duty of Canada to take ner own sihare in the defence of the British .Empire. .U.p to -the present time the'- whole. by the British tax r-payer alone. In the of- March we unani- mously Can ada this, de- fence of 'the Em-pire. session i we introduced t legislation lor that ypurpose.- .'we had a v spectacle the part of the Twelve 'months before.; the Opposition v party creed it was our tp'; Mve" Twelve -mbnthsr af- terwards they changed their minds, and hereintllesv the .-words which .bring forth the question i spoken a moment; ago by my ---Iriend Mr. "What is their.i policy on tiiet question of a Canadian .Have; they, "a policy? Does -anyone know it? are" absolutely -divided. You are not- far from' the' Rocky, Mountains -here and.you is place yrhere the -water which r comes the J> time .whicki.' I hope be.- J have; tq you" in'.these few brief "th'e .sali- ent.; points of the, policy which we have been following lor the past i -fourteen it; seems it oug-htf -be- satisfactory- to; 'every Canadian. I wish .to tell you how .proud .K am that -on such, a day 'as 'this you have consented to come -in such -large, lum- bers to .welcome a .Canadian. I-do'nbt care in- what capacitj- you -re- ceive- me- It Vis as -Prime ment at that time to extend these trade, relations. I have no fault to find -with them for that They know their own wants, and if they won't give" us better trade relations, we can liv-c, "and not only live, but thrive al- so. (Applause.) And I said for my part there would be no more pil- grimages to Washington, but "if any overture was ever to be made for bet- must tell you-what I .said at mother ter trade relations between .tihe two citizens to U5 to town (Macleod) this morning; -that your demands are very modest indeed. I had been told before I "ame. here' that there was a sort of XTalry.'be- Lween Lethbridge and Macleod, but I do not believe it. I come to Leth- countries the overture .would have to come from Washington and not from Ottawa. And from that time there has been no attempt on the part of Ottawa, to better the -trade relations. But last winter the tables were -turn bridge and" you tell me the same. '5jed, and we had a delegation to im- prove the trade relations come from Washington to Ottawa, an-d there we said that we may expect this year to like to tell you at once that" you are going to get it. I see there are some Conservatives over in .that benefits, of their brain and brawn to build up this great country. Let me ;Minister; it Is not as Government; if you; tell me you -'re- ceive fellow Canadian take from -this visit all; the reward that I can _-.F. F-'Pardeft ..Shepherd, expressed.; regret, that Hon. G-.- P. Grahanv owing 16 the fact that his-- voice had. given put, was unable to" speak as announced, but introduced F.-. F. his .place. "Mr...Pardee's voice also-in very and, he spoke -briefly --with 'considerable diffi- culty. "This is the seventh oi this said Mr. "and. ner, and you know you have ieahj better the trade" relations with, our from-the Conservative party i at the American cousins. Admiration for Americans. Now, for my part. I have always been a great admirer of the Ameri- can people. If there Is one quality which I admire above all others in American character, it is that on ast, election and others, that this gov- ernment is an extravagant govern- ment. Well, I must -plead guilty to some extent to it is. There are. so many ''demands made upon us, and- be- cause i we grant them we are called extravagant. What am I to do? Yoa. want a post office and if I do not grant >all: occasions they _stand. for tbetn- t we will be called stingy, and If we grant it we will be called extrava- gant right, at once I will say feat'I will write to Mr. Pugsley and ell him he iad better go on with thr. building at once. (Cheers.) Mr. has told you that if you remain Conservatives you will not get it. tout this Is a generous, govern- ment, and it is our policy to do good or evil. Causes of Prosperity. Ih the address which was present- ed to me I was told that the prosperity with which you have. been blessed for he -past few years was -due to two causes. First of all, your system of agriculture toy irrigation tfcd then w'itfe your tra-Je in coal. Let me lock t once at these two causes of your -prosperity. I can well believe that agriculture by irrigation .is tihe last and best form of agriculture. selves, or what I might 1." Well, sir. no fault can be found with this, and for my part it is some years since I tore a leaf from 'She book of the American, and I stand also for iNTo. 1. "We shall do the best for our- selves. Is it not possible "hat be tween two peoples of Iiin.'Ire.i races as we are, that we can find .1 corn- ily which' .lias no equal in' the try. our, new citizens that they axe West the welcome .here. -Let me tell them in the name of the Crown which I re- present let me tell" them in my capac- ity as first minister of the- that whatever we lands and laws ?.nd want to share .with -them, and let me tell them.; that the "institutions to which they come-are lust as good if not superior to -those of their own couiuy: ler mo -tell our fellow citizens that-they will find' in Canada .whatever they left behind will find a land of freedom. A Better Cove'Mment. They have left a land governed by Republican government 'It is--our pride to say- that in becoming subjects of King George the Fifth they are.be- coming -the' subjects of a Royal Fteon- more we men of the1 East, see the re sec what it is FNew Dress Talent -Leather -Cream-. It keeps knd -eu'im el 1 hleathers .U s e .1 1 on' new t j." u.Tsi es dr-'e'at PACWE3' Cf KOJCTHEAt. NEWSM-CRANBROOi A Business ,-Teache'rs 31: change'; has: business Stewart- j 'ha v- sold' out- 'grocery' arid, icodfec- tionerj business to son and C. J'.' "These :men over -the --business tember.; Mr., -Little charge; As-' both- Ken-tlemensare-'well Cranbrook, :-Sfewart's business .the sured the] same courtesy -theyZhave; to'iin ..thejpasw How- "are'the fmighty fallen. the Cranbrook, hasih-aa- 'ball against' the more reaspr, thank God that we are Canadians. We in, the East have borne the heat s cap- dowivilosing' each day's; game TO, t and burden of the day help- reopened ed ta -build, up tie West.but now. there is and no .West. Canawa.is indivisible ami only as such will Can- ada 'be great." Mr. Pardee expressed his Pride in bemp.a Liberal ;and a follower of Sir Wilfrid Laurier because of what- has been accomplished since the party came into office. When the Liberal party came 'into office in JSOG they had to face man.v problems and had many- things Thev have solv- ed the-.problcms and accomplished tho the ensuingiyearrj. I." cipal Dick; .IV; Miss JPatton; STYLISHtWOMA-NiGOJ BSST OF ST. JOHN St John, M.; tfOTnaTi trL-i -tasks. In.189G there miles of railway were 16.000 Canada, now there'are miles. A 'Splendid and have fewpnuals. This county, although monarchy, i? more; amen- able to democratic insfmiions than eyen America, .1 have l.eard it said that some of our American neighbors do not understand ihe other-side, of the line) how it owld ada. ing eight million in their ownYtj: tory, should still remain a Colony. This is explained- Evefyone knows-that 1774 when'-the Centin- ces of the country. There 'has never been a deficit- at- the end of ths year. but, always a balance- of- millions on the lotiirer. This has has been .accomplished in. spite caU merchants to U. fand. ffimt.ls each year the Conservatives -did the people Jar spent. I would not'wistoto be a! if the mon ground on whim --ve cm iiode at ;hoarding money instead of; for the mutual ties? of both par the gnevances of- the Amep- the .brdopmentl wern it can Colony, they had Strange to say, to show do separation. They were just as much not know how to characterise attached to the'vBritish Government'as strange Inconsistency of the Conser- vative party, to which my friend Sir. Macdonald was alluding ,1 moment ago so soon as it becomes possible that there would be negotiations between the two countries the Conservative party began to put up objections. They do not want to have it, and the son is "We should be careful en- tering into an intrigue with the Am- I-was here in 1854 there -was ericans, because a" treaty of-commerce fno system of agriculture by irrigation. Then the sole agriculture was the herd between the United States and Can- ada might endanger the British pref- ing of cattle. I remember welb'thejerence." I-ask.you. myJfellow coun- xiays of my life. It was the 21st day i who have followed Brit- of-September. We were told that if Jish affairs for the past fourteen years ,we went direction we there was a Conservative vwould see a'large drove of cattle "that party of Canada, whether it was led was brought from the foothills.to Leth by Sir CharlesiTupper or by Mr. Bor- bridge to be Wejden. in favor of the preference .we started1 off. abcu: fifty' of us, unller have ghren to England. They always the leadership of Capt.'Deanc, of the opposed.it. The very day tny frieud .Mounted-police, soiffg riding, some Mr. Fielding introduced it on the-23rd driving. On coming up with the herd j of April, 1897, Sir Charles TXipper was' King George V. were ourselves. But it vicious policy of the Government-of tfhat day that forced them to take the; action that severed, their connection. "It; tore their heart -strings, such arrection for .the Motherland. In- this country: to-day all the from colony sul? fered, and which led them to rebellion and separation, .have been removed; just as-free "un- der the i British. Crown as if it had been separated. The measure oi- freedom which.'has-been Increased pur: affection for-'the Mother Country, and .we are proud'all the f more .to''belong, to Great -Britain' that gives us. an absolute country. na- .lion s money-: and allow nation's i resources C He, undeveloped is not' The meeting.closed with '-hearty "for'King-George and''Sir Wil- -.INTERES-TJJSIQ FORGERY CASE BEING TR-IED AT Wlnnlpeg, de- s. yesterday jr. the Hank of Hamilton forgery case, in ,which Gerald N. Crowe -is charged forgingra -cheque for The hearing up the whole of yesterday in'Magistrate Mc- Allcken's court 'and conflicting evi- measure' of freadcm and liberty: Weiflence was given by a Pinkerton de- welcome our, American couains tof tective as -to the alleged confession we ask of them Is to j made by Crowe that he become, good Catfad- j forged in-Winnipeg. Crowe Ian I citizens and. loyal s-ubjects of and denied-that he_ever- made- such a confession. WHAT A VARIETY of good things .to.eat are'.to.-be bad from this bakery. t BREAD OF-THE BEST cakes and pies that rival the best that any mother ever If you tried this bakery once, we do not think you wouldxbother home baiting again. Why should you, you .get at'least as good "here without-bother much expense. Ford St Beside-Fire Hail Phone 1181 ;