Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 15, 1874, Winnipeg, Manitoba
will pleaie notify iw if Im Irregularity la th. delivery ot Copies o.f thUi Paper cannot ,had it the Printing Office., but at the News Depots of Conant aad Kirk Brothers, and from the News Boys on the Street. There are-few'members of the House 'whose speeches'command the same at- tention as those'of Hon. Mr. Boyal; and deservedly ttns: is so. His efforts are al- ways characterized by such courteous fangnage however powerful may be his argument, it never gives pain to those not in accord with him.- -But this Is riot the only peculiar feature of Mr. Eoyal's parliamentary speeches. Though he. does not invariably speak unequi- he. rarely gives utterance to'a sentence that is not, to say the least, very suggestive. -These remarks apply pre-eminently, to his speech of yester- day. He gave a succinct history of the Manitoba Government from the creation of the Province; he showed wherein it had differed from Governments, under .British law, ordinarily. True, he com- mended where we could only condemn and. he apologized where we could only censui-e. But what he said on that oc- casion is entitled to the very gravest consideration, for the additional reason that cited., that he claims to be, and accepted, leader of the French party. He informed the House yester- day that notwithstanding he was a mem- ber of the Administration defeated by those now in posver, he intended sup- porting them. When.the vote.on the of confidence motion was taken, it remembered that every French member with the exception ofMr.'Eoyal Ypted with and now we have him, self-declared, on' the 'same side. An- other way of putting it is, that the pre- sent Government have the entire sup- port of the French, party. Ma-. Eoyal tells us that the motion of want of con- fidence was not directed so much against the late Government aa the principle tipon which it was formed that the .ir- regularity of being without a Premier was distasteful to the; people, and. that the action was prompted by a desire to, put things on a more regular: footing be- fore a general election. If this be so, it IB wonderful that was not advanced by thole who put it forth, or those that openly supported it; they based it solely upon the grounds of general.. in compe- tency and infidelity; and it is passing that it takes a member of the defeated Administration to'; properly discover the reasons of that defeat. But we are sorely afraid that the country will be slow in according the House, that high sense of constitutional prac- tice, necessary to secure Mr. Eoyal's theory popular_endorsatip'n. "We do not dispute Mr. Eoyal's knowledge on. this point; but, nevertheless, we are per- suaded that he has'not yet given the House the benefit of it. Moreover, we do not think that it just occurred to him yesterday to support the new Govern- ment. Those of whom he claims to be the leader, signified their purpose on this matter at the time of the crisis, and we imagine that'we should be unjustly detracting from their leader, did we con- clude otherwise than, that his determin'. atidn was arrived at, even prior to theirs. All then goes to show that the -French are accord 'with the GOVT erJirjaent or an equally correct way of J I I 4 i.'. v putting it is, Government; are' precisely in accord with.rthe. F-renchJ. We have of this in thet le- gislation' how before''the House, .taken, Befjqre the Gay eih meritit was at any those that are now members thereof that the seats should be so redistributed %ib give ithe niembers, contending that (that %ould riot: give a working; Tnaj6fity. That has been surrender- ed, and English members of the Cabinet are carrying forward according to their expressed opinions, befoiV having tasted' the' sweats1 of office, would not do justice to those they are supposed to represent'; gone this much of their scruples, in ''de- ference to the-French, what-may we ex- pect other than many eim'iiar, unne- cessary and unjust compromises7? For instance, Mr. Eoyal, in the course of his speech yesterday, incidentally alluded to the school law of this Province which; he'pronounced as Nearly perfect as it- was possible for. human, law givers to make he expressed the hope..that fixed forever; This is undoubtedly, the hope of Mr. Eoyal's party. But it is very far from be- ing the hope of the majority of the people of. the Province. The school law requires more radical change than any other. If we cannot, for con-. stitutipnal reasons, dive.st the system- of its sectarianism, entirely, we can, and should, so amend it, that, instead of the public money being divided equally be- tween the Protestant and Catholic sec- tions, with the fact before us that the former is doing at least four or five times the quantity of legitimate 9ommon school work of the hitter, ifc should be distribut- ed strictly pro rate. The justice rof this proposition commends itself to the common sense of every thinking man but evidently the French are not pre- pared to yield, and so we suppose, that in this time of generous compromise, the Government will allow tlii's'; Session to fully lapse without pressing this much needed refprm. We appreciate the.es- pediency of personal compromises in certain political exigences; but nothing can.justify compromise of just principles; and, however pleasing it may be to cer- tain individuals, the country will not allow it to pass unchallenged. "Wo be- lieve that for the last four years the Eng- lish have asked no more than justice, though certain it is they did not get :nearlytwhaL they The time, had nearly arrived when they could take it. 'But has not the late shuffle ''indefinitely this attainment? -We would not be uncharitable, but we dispute the'gen- erosity of the French in this matter The English had gained the dominancy, and the other party yielded by the inch in hope of saving by the foot.. These arc a few of the ideas suggested by Mr Royal' OWEN E. (Successors to A. G. B. Wholesale and Retail Merchants, and dealers in General HUDSON'S BAY Co BLANKETS. PRINTS, Jic CROCKERY, BOOTS AND SHOES, Spring shipments have .all arrived, and are mark- ed at very low figures. liberal terms to the trade. jl6-m.... GOODS, ETC. McLENAGHEN MALLOCH, Main street, opposite the Queen's Hotel, Dealers in DRY GOODS, MILLINERY, FANCY Goods, Groceries, Boots Shoes, An experienced Tailor, Milliner, and Dressmaker, on the premises. No trouble to show goods. Q.EOCERIES. A. G. B. BANNATYNE, Corner of Main and Postoffice WHOLESALE AITD RETAIL Dealer in' Have '-received' their FULL TRADE SHIPMENTS for the present outfit, and arejprepared to furnish atthe Lowest Possible Prices, Complete Outfits to Surveyors, Contractors, Builders, And Others, The Dry Goods Department has fceen enlarged and contains the: AUCTIONEER, will sell at the premises, on WEDNESDAY, 22nd Inst, At 6 p.m. A Two-Story Frame House, one acre of land, with stabling, well, being the premises by, D. L. CLINK north-east acre of Spice's: 'farm, fronting on Notre Damo street, 300 yards west of the Gov- ernment, stables. ;balance on time. J115-22 LOTS .FOIEI.SALB on the property, of J_ James Lang, Esq., a -short distance west': of Colony Desirable and Well Situated.- Town Lots: -Apply proprietor, or to BAIN BLANCSABDV Barristers. Winnipeg. July, 15, 18.74.- J115-2CT TTAVE A 'CIGAR? FAJK BANKS, at the BON TON CIGAR STAND, Shows -file" greatest variety, of Jthe ..choicest and; city ,T Of'f'.i XfiX JNotwitnstanding thej advanced the stock WILL BE OFFERED AT OLD RATES. HAVAHAS A SPECIALTY. PROVISIONS, JW1JSTES A3STD LIQTJQBJS, CHOICEST AMD SELECTED STOCK that has ever, been imported into ;the county. HOUSE FURNISHINGS, English, aid DRESS AND FANCY GOODS, Ready Made Clothing, BOOTS AND SHOES. Stock is Large and very Choice. PEMICAN, ROBES AND SKINS; Bought and Sold. Cash paid for Bntter and Eggs. J16-m Town Lots for sale- T'UMBEE; The subscribers be." to inform the public that in order, to'make room for iiew. stock they aie :iow offering the whole. oirtheir stock of seasoned lumber at PRICES WHICH DEFY COMPETITION. '.-i Good Common iLumbrr Selected. 30 Stock, 12 and 14 in.. joist, 12.to 2 Oft. Fcncingr 6jitt No: 2 do 20 No. 1 clear r No. 2 do i pickets .-SQ, ;Np. 1 The above prices being forrcasli, :oniyr fallr pr- ders should be a remittances GROCERIES. Notwithstanding the Increased Tariff 1 :T are still offered prices the old brands of 1 H A B. W i nes, L iq ueu rs, A'large and complete'assortment of Generalr I r W.J, Notre Dame Stoeet. jll4-m .i Americart Cut and Nonway Ircn, Etc Etc., an stock, which xceptionally te Fort Garry, July 6 1874.