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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TEN THE LETHRIUDGR DAILY HERAU) SEPTRMnEU 22, Accept Conscription, .Says Former Follower Bciirassa The following BTllcle relating to Ferdinand Hoy's pamphlet on Quebec and conscription, was written (or.tho Kduioutim Journal by John formerly professor ot French litrea- iu Toronto university. It Js re- produced by the Herald as a couclse summing up of the situation iu'Que- bec. it Is En Quebec that the i ate refit Ing war tocVi? are ruado. This brochure by Professor Hoy-Is cerlainly no.ex- Its argument runs as fol- of Is not frivolow, Tho o( todays Is a san pour el soiie M'well as tho man of-ottl. Tlio conscription act and -yet our- French Canadian- mem- bers rejected it. wiial was ffivrs, sail was the echo which this had In tho coumry. Here ar.J there monster meetings; sometimes called patriotic, were held to solemnly proclaim that our young men refused to parUvIpate iu tho war. Some of these were men of intelligence and culture aiid they proclaimed'themselves as lhau, they really were. Iowa: The Frmch-Cunadlau race Is Ing through the gravest crisis in'.ha existence. :tlt has ins where Its duty lies. Shall It pro They said they were ready to aiiiai the unsympathetic treat- but here in L'auaila only. aud.lhM in ment received from English Caua- the form of a.civil war, resistance diaiis by refraiuitig from war, or shall i to constituted authority. Uul we it give its adhesion to tho conscrip- know that they.are slandering them- tlon act 3D-1 furnish a fuU cRorl to- selves: we do uot oolievfl that they Puts French In Wrong UKhl. ALBERT OF BELGIUM, AN AYIATOK wards winning ihe war? The voto the conscription tjiat, with bill lias shown executions the are cowards rind we predict that they French-Canadians are opposed to con- scription, and the English-Canadians' are En favor of it. This is a very serious situation for tho Frenvh- Cauadtau race. All Favored War al First And ivhat has put this generous, isllce-lovics race in this false posi- tion? Hacb haired and politics arc the fateful factors have com- bined to produce the re- sult. L Everything might have heen so differeut! In ths beginning of the it seemed as if the uuiou of the two races In Canada would be per- ieci. No opposing voice was heard. Everyone seemed to be in favor of Canada's participation in the war. The two panics in parliament pro- claimed a truce. The bishops sent tiieir blessing to those enrolling for battle. Even the Nationalist leader acquiesced. The sight of "the two young races hastening to th'e help of their mother countries vras grand. We all seemed to feel that participation in this defence of justice and humanity was a noble and reasonable thing. But the strong feeling of the Eng- lish imperialists was umvjllinj to have it appear that Canada was entering the war as a nation. They were de- termined to use the war as a means of completing the victory of British imperialism. And this TV as full of danger for tte future of the Canadlau confederation. We had made great stride? in national development in fifty years and now we were to be will be first to start for tho front. Certain window-breakers accouiyarjicU them al limes and not far oft" were tho itisulters of women and children. Older men look on sadly, saying that the law may not a good one, but convinced that (lie opposition to. it puts the French Canadian In a dis- honorable position, that they are not doing Iho generous thing, that they are standing on ground above a yawning abyss. The insults'oKercd them in or speech or flashing eye must bo wiped out. They cannot any longer refuse the toll of blood. The harsh criticism of English Cnna- diaus. the appealing look of our allies off there In France, ihe flood of abuse which Americans are beginning to pour on us cannot be borne by a prouil race. We must be (rue to oifr race, to our traditions. have thought oruselves upon a pedestal from which we looked, down upon our neighbors caanot practise a detached and "sacred we must do bet- ter than (hat, we be more gen- erous ihan others. We must rehabili- tate ourselves. We must lay before public opinion deeds which will have a much clearer nieanlug than any ex cuses and explanations we may offer Must and Educate Tho Borden bill will be law In a short time. Before these pages ap pear it will have passed its third rfcad ing in the commons. The senate wi! follow, suit. Our minimum duly is to accept this law of our country, with out vain recriminations, withoui discussloa of the question as (o whe- ther a voluntary system ot raising pa army (3 fairer than a conserlptlve system. Might it not IK) rc.uoiiably urged that the latter honestly uduibi- tsteied la tho more equitable? What has democratic Franco on the maUor? A CGnscrlplivo system tst nut r.ccvsaarlly tyranny. U may Lio self- Imposed (or tho purpose of increasing the national military ettlciency. If war Is to be made, ft would seem to limit Iho Individual lib- erty of many. lu spite of thcsD reserves tiud thers that might be uiado it Is a real ileasuro to read so honest and able a ilscusglou of Important national top- Let us hope that Iho brochure rill be read by all Canadians and that t will contribute to a greater amount f uulty In our country and to -a pirlt of determination to prosecute he war wllu all possible heartiness md efficacy, y J. SQUAUt RUSSIAN WOMEN IX SEK10US MOT Pelrograd, Sept. small riot occurred yesterday in the ranks ot tho vomen's battalion drilling at Moscow and it resulted fu an attack by the ;irls upon Vera Butchkurcft, the vounded girl officer, who initiated tho woman suffrage soldier organizations. .eited into the great mass ol the grumbling and to respond readily to itlsh empire and lose our individuality.) the call to arms passed by the ma The SoTeriegn-of ihe Belgian, people is shown here ready to start on a flight He has been paying much attention to aria lion months. COMPANIES. Ottawa, SepL flag been granted to the following IJoint siocX companies: Canadian jNu-Fael Company, Ltd., Reglna, cap- ital The Grand Beach and Balsam Bay Summer Re- sort, Ltd., Wtanipc-g, capital stock Thurston-FIaveUe, Ltd., Port 'B. C., capital stock ng, the almost complete cessation of! service they must be true to gcraiting among French-Canadians, their principles. But in the name ot ELEGTIUCAL.DEVELOPMENT- COMPANY COMMISSION nd the politicians had promised, with o protest except from the Nationalist eader, a half million of men. Obli- atorr service became Inevitable, Bourassa Talks Like Neutral that Nationalist leader In whose ability and high honor such onfiflence was placed, he, too, erred. t la hard to give up one's trust In brilliant leader, but it muat be. Mr. iourassa's fundamental error waa ist In this titanic struggle lie thought e could hold himself aloof. He ills- v From right to left: Sir William Meredith, Mr. Justice n. P. Sutherland and ;Mr. Justice T, Kelly, who have been appointed to report on the quantity o which the Electrical DsTelopment Company of OnUrio'ts entitled t and the quantity it has been using at Niagara 1 til Old Dutch in the Kitchen Keeps Everything feright It wont htrt atefammcor other metals and turn them black like containing chemicals. Never harms your hands. Conspiracy of Disdain Our government took no care to eserve the Identity of our Canadian my. Our Canadian soldiers away In Europe were only English sol- ers. it any wonder that zeal recruiting especially mongst French-Canadians? English icers were glvea to them who fcaew French and they themselves were lied blockheads because they knew othing French. Everything seem- d to conspire to show English disdain r the French-Canadians. Even the lief recruiting officer who was sent French Catholic Quebec was an nglish-speafcing Protestant pastor. But this was not all. The ugly oud of Id-lingual persecution casts s shadow over Quebec and filled all inds with bitter distrust. It seemed 3 the French-Canadians that they had "We never have coffee at our because I can't make good Have you ever smarted right 'Chase Sanborn's "SEAL BRAND" COFFEE In }4t 1 uid 2 pound (Ins. ilae ground for Percolators Never sold In bulk. m CHASE SANBORN. MONTREAL. acts ot their leader not clearly defined, (ho militia headquarters and beaten to As result of Iho affair iimuy of tho girls will be Jiotuo and only will be permuted to go to the front. A second riot ot more serious conse- quences Is reported to have followed an attempt by n crowd of women to take nway from one woman a small quantity of cloth which she. liiid par- chased at (he market place. Acconilng to !ho Course Gazette Jn- men tried (o defend the'woman, and an try man rescued Commander Butch- they, iu turn, were ussaileti. Mounted tareff after soiye rough handling from ,hc infuriated girls who resented souit1 militia find Cossauks dispersed tlic rioters, but not until-they had wrecked death a government agent who had shot into the crowd. MILITARY CONFERENCE. Reglna, Sask., Sept. Kdgar and Major Gorrel, A.D.MiS., leave tonight on the Imperial Limited for Ottawa, whero they have been summoned for n conference regardltiK the duties devolving on military auth- orities iu connection with tho military service act. They will La absent ahout leu days. jority. In suc-h grave circumstances our people must by their Impeccable attitude give indisputable proot o possessing the great primary qualitlei of dignity and courage. If there an to be. any "slackers" -xe must givi ourselves the pleasure of seeing then In. tbe other camp. Our nipst press ing duty is'to put "an end the cam- paign against conscription. Whilst the thins was only a' bill, a It was proper to combat it It we thought it bad. becomes law it must be accepted. And we must even go farther. We must assume the' duty of educating the masses, of forming -an opinion which shall1 be the opposite oi' the onp. now It may 'be "difficult, but if It-be undertaben-by those who have leadership pulpit, press or platform it can be done. French-Cana- wars on their hands, one against f dlans will soon see where- their duty ,e Bodies ot Europe, tbe Europe, and seeing It, their.hearts will other against the Prusslanistn of egrulalion 17. Whether deliberately pHnned or ot, the general upshot of the gov- -nmental activity was the slacken- bravely carry it put The time for argument against r-onscrlption is over. The Path to, Civil War Some may say. that'when their principles arc opposed to obligatory usaed the f anils and mistakes of the ombaUnts, all Sen or ftnemles, aa if lanadians -were neutrals, what principle will, any one act who opposes conscription? There may have been reasons for oppOalog the measure when it was under discus- sion, but there is none for opposing tbe law, now soon to be put Into force. To oppose law is to enter- the path which leilas to civil war, the most hor- rible form of war. Which is better to have our lines of defence in Fland ere or In Canada? Such in brief form Is the argument of Professor Hoy's pamphlet. The book has certainly the merit of frank ness. It presents clearly and forcibly and non-Jwbat a high-minded, hIghly-cuHurec French-Canadian Nationalist thinks o the present situation. There aro points which are open to criticism Tho present writer thinks that'Mr Roy makes too much of race hatred lie seems to hold a fatalistic view re onevolent neutrals at that, as regards and France. Unflinchingly nd cruelly did he argue that -we owed England nothing and forgot that we wed anything to France. He always speaks of the war aa Ingland'a war only, forgetting that Itj gardins tbfs feeling. It is somethin .3 really humanity's war. Y.'e are not i for which there Is no cure. Now, I a far-off foreign country; we i be will look into the matter ho wll re la reality fighting for all civilized! flud rcrkapa thai there are more! dlf nen, ourselves Included, Even the Jnitcd States has recognized this, and an entered (he war In thts spirit of lie old crusaders. Mr. Bouraaaa kept us from this noble altitude by repress- rig in his own heart, all Just and gen- rous sentiment. He was the leader jest fitted to guide the liana, but he himself has loat hls.way n the fog and although saving us from Is leading us Into the jawa if Scylla. But tho political management ot mother country Is responsible for tho nenlallty which iave too juucb. The suspicions and fears of the religious seen arooaeil by what his.Ulten place In Franco Is paying the price off telng the. country towards' Vblch on account of tier Ideas arid p4salons, Lhe eyes of the whole yoTld arc turned, Misunderitindfnfl About the most cotisplcnous In Trance have done ffldch to Iho hoatlllty of dox people. MiniflUrra ofi aUte and members of parHameol harb been foo much In evidence. The literature of Franco whlcti has gone abroad 'and I he souga of the cafe chanUat have boon taken as the real voice of Frarfcc. The good name of Franco has.suffer- ed much. Certain new arrivals frdm France as well aa some nAtlvc'Gftna' dian snobs havo by Hte- am I IrJoaa accentuated, this for what ahouhl he the beloved raotrH er-land of roar of the battle of wd of the alere of Verdun as nitric silent resistance of the trendies nave Bhowji. however, that the real voice Terences between. Krench-Canatllan and tho Frenchmen of France than bo Lween French-Canadians and Caoailians. 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