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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 23, 1914, Winnipeg, Manitoba Editorial Section to 18 Winnipeg Friday october f every aay est cent sunday Nioba free 1 Ress company. Act offices. 300-302-304-306 Carlin str it. Manitoba. E. H. Macklin president and general manager. Telephone Calls. 6340 private Branch Ibex Chantry connect info All departments Day and sundays and Public holidays Chicago office Henry Decler Evte boo mailers build intr. New York office Louis Klebahn. Room. 306. No. 1 West 3-Lth Street. Iun9fprn Canada representative edser j. Guy. Canada. Life Bill done. To Ronto. representative f. W. Lars re. 29 Hilt London. E. C. At the general Post office London. . For transmission through the malls in the British Isles at Inland Dopital rates. Freedom of Trade Liberty in religion Equality in civil rights. Friday october 23, 1914. Cost Ouid their politics Anthem. It is Plain now that tie scheme of messes. Rogers and Cochrane and their following in the Cabinet and in the ranks of the practical party politicians to have a Khaki election in november is scotched. The staunch and patriotic resoluteness of sir Robert Borden and the majority of the Cabinet against throwing the country into a political struggle at this time has prevailed. But that the schemers who have been plotting this piece of what they conceive to be masterly party strategy have not abandoned their plan of a Khaki election is indicated the announcement from or. Rogers that there tvs h not be an elec Tion before 1915. An election at any time while the Issue of the War remains in the bal Ance and the Fate of the nation is at stake would be a crime against the Empire and an outrage against Cana Dian Trio ism. There should not be in the government of our country a minister capable of falling so far Short of his duty As to plot and plan an attempt to turn to party advantage this crisis in the fortunes of the Empire when the Security of our National future hangs in the balance. Our government in this time of stress and try Vail should be a committee of safety As the British and f Ench and belgian governments Are. election three months from now Sta months from now a year from now. With the War still continuing would be As great a crime against the Empire and the Canadian nation As an election next month. It would be As Well for sir Robert Borlen to declare publicly his patriotic conviction in this regard which is shared by the whole Canadian people without distinction of party save and except the practical politicians who think they see advantage to their party and them selves in an election held in War time in which they would claim a monopoly of patriotism and loyalty for their Side proclaiming to quote the words used by the London free press last week the schemers for a Khaki elec Tion in november were working strenuously to carry their scheme through that All patriotic canadians should go to the polls and Mark their ballots for the government policy of whole hearted support of the Empire in this historic As a matter of fact there is Good reason to believe that if. The schemers in the Cabinet at Ottawa were to pre Vail and the country were to be plunged into a Khaki election it would result fatally for their Hopes. Every i Slit minded Canadian knows that his fellow citizens know no distinctions of party in their patriotism and loyalty and would regard it Asau politicians should pretend otherwise. The whole country is solidly behind the government in do ing its duty in this struggle for the preservation o British Freedom. Everybody in Canada knows this to be absolutely ".-.rue. But is surely inconceivable so Long As sir Robert Borden. Continues to be the head of our Khaki election were to be sprung on the country it world make Canada a shameful Epa Tacle in the sight of the whole world. The Khaki election scheme has been condemned As strongly by conservative journals of the highest standing As by i Iberal journals. The Hamilton spec Tator for example says Britain and throughout All the stif governing dominions political Paf ties have declared a truce which properly ought to continue till the w a ends in Germany s downfall the struggle goes on every atom of the available strength of the Empire should be at the Call of the Mother country. Differences Politi Cal or religious. Must be sunk in the presence of a supreme duty. Just now canadians Are canadians Only Are not conservatives or lib this state of affairs May be i phenomenal but it is natural and admirable in a crisis of unexampled magnitude and world wide import. It must continue while that crisis continues. Any subsidence into the comparatively Parish feuds of a i single country would be abhorrent to the instincts of the class of men by whom the conservative party of Canada is who Are not Only patriots but gentlemen. The Liberal party of great Britain acquitted itself magnificently in to the european convulsion. Has in conservative party of to Canada. Each will be rewarded a i cording to its deeds. It will be j stronger than Over when affairs again become Normal because of the unanimity of the support upon which it now Able to j so Speaks a newspaper which i throughout All the decades of its his tory has stood second to none among the conservative journals of Canada in its party steadfastness. It would be easy of it were necessary to quota similar declarations from conservative papers. Nothing can be plainer than that the objection to a Khaki election is a party objection. It is a patriotic objection and it will be As Strong valid and imperative six from now or sixteen months from now if the War is still continuing six months or sixteen months from now As it is Strong valid and imperative now. Geb3ia1v methods at evoke. Two German weeklies have been started in new York German or. As part of the crusade managed from the office of tha Overman ambassador at Washington count Bernstorff for the purpose of endeavouring to make the people of the United states reverse the verdict of Public opinion in the United states upon Germany. The facts about this crusade Are Given very fully in a recent Issue of the London times in a notable article from new York. The first of the two weeklies referred to the fatherland was established Over a month ago the second is named Trie vital Issue. Both devote themselves largely to abusing the newspapers of the cities of the United states for their unfair Ness towards Germany and accusing them of having been hired by British Gold to print falsehoods and the avowed purpose of the vital Issue is to get at the editors of newspapers in the smaller towns. This is set Forth with a characteristic blending of cunning and stupidity. It is stated for example that one business Man name not Given in a Western town name not Given has written to say that after he had read a copy of the vital Issue he Felt him self to be provided with a Resolution a fist and he went to the editor of the newspaper in is town and " being an influential he soon made the editor see the Light of the German Light of fairness of course. He says he repeated the performance in a nearby town. A cartoon in this copy of the vital Issue represents All the leading papers of new York As crowned Heads sitting in an edifice which has for its foundations the crushed bodies of Honor truth Justice decency and the masses the Tribune the Sun thus journal the times the world the Herald and the evening Post Are the chief figures in this absurd cartoon. Another cartoon represents Ger Many As a Beautiful Apollo labelled fighting a hideous beast labelled a Bear labelled a puny Little Man labelled and and a. Reptile labelled the Beautiful Apollo is stepping on this reptile. In regard to its leading article which has this latter cartoon As its theme the vital Issue complains bit Terly that though the article was released to the press two weeks not a single newspaper of the Many hundreds to which Advance copies of the precious article were sent has printed it the vital Issue grieves bitterly Over another thing. It says today there Are passing through Canada shipload and train loads of peaceful hindus. Every honorable Canadian is revolting against this British crime. Whilst they Are Power less now the canadians will never for get this British infamy. These poor men irom a. Warm trop ical climate will die Fay the thousands Lake flies fighting races Don t die out if they Seldom die in bed. For. Love is first in their no said Burke then Kelly said when Michael the Irish archangel stands. The Angel with the Swora and the Battle dead from a Hundred lands Are ranged in one Tig horde our line that for Gabriel s trumpet Waits. Will stretch three deep that Day from Jehosha Phat to t he Golden Kelly and Burke and Well Here s thank god for the race and the said Kelly and Burke arid Shea. A War of cultures. From the Philadelphia record when the great historian of the future undertakes his monumental work on the epoch making War of 1914, and possibly of 19-15 and 1916. He will certainly devote much thought to the clash of culture involved in the momentous struggle. From teutonic sources he will find no lick of evidence that German culture is immeasurably Superior to every other kind. In the ponderous volumes of innumerable erudite professors he will find con i Van Cong proof of this. How about the i others Here is Russia s claim As correspondence a quotation from Bagehot. To the editor of the free press. The whole German nation is smitten with the disease imperialism i refuse to believe in spite of the of or. Gordon. The country that gave us the reformation and taught us philosophy and theology not wholly gone mad. If Germany had a she also had a Karl Marx and his impression was the deeper. A writer in a leading periodical de clares that the War party comprises Only one million out of a total sixty six. It includes the nobility the professors the army officers and Many of the clergy for the army the Church and the universities Are All state con trolled. The ruling class in Germany As in Austria and Russia is Small. The citizens of these Ihen Volent cannot yet comprehend the Freedom of speech and action we enjoy. When France and England were far son the Road to democracy the German peas ants were still serfs. It is the fact that instinct and feel ing flourished before reason was evolved. What is commonly called patriotism is not rooted in reason. When the United states offered us a favourable treaty our manufacturers Bankers and railway magnates acted on this principle. They waved the Flag and attained their end Amie doubtless they were laughing up their sleeve. Walter Bagehot in his English Constitution has two illuminating Chap ters on this subject things he says among other no orator Ever made an impression by appealing to men As to their Plain est physical wants except when he could allege that those wants were caused by someone s tyranny. But thousands have made the greatest impression by appealing to some vague dream of glory or Empire or National Ity. The elements which excite the most reverence Are Tho theatrical ele which Appeal to the senses which claim to be embodiments of the greatest human ideas which boast in some cases of More than human Active voluntary part of Man is very Small and if it were not economise by a sleepy kind Ocha bit its results would be null. So Long As the. Human heart is Strong and the human reason weak Royalty will be Strong be cause it appeals to diffused feelings and Republic is weak because they a peal to the observer. Winnipeg oct. 21. Eating their Heads to the editor of Hie free press. The very Day of the commencement of the War almost three months ago there has been a Large number of the very Best men the Canadian eagerly awaiting a. Chance to get into the who Are these men they can be divided into three Heads 1 men waiting Hep ing and feeling sure that it would be a matter of but a Tew weeks before they would get a Chance to go to the capacity for which they were Best fitted viz., As mounted men 2 men turned Down on account of the full complement of the first con Tingent having already been Imade up 3 men who at the very first Call did not feel justified for family or business reasons in volunteering at that time. As regards the first mentioned. I venture to say there Are today in the West alone twelve thousand men of the finest material obtainable for mounted troops eating their Heads off waiting waiting the. Word of those under the second and third Heads a conservative estimate would other than say school teachers. As or matter of fact or. Smith says Over 75 per. Cent of the teachers this year engaged for evening classes Are not upon the Day school staff. Last year some 50 per cent of the Nea hers of the night schools were also employed by the Hoard during the Day. It is necessary however to employ a cer Tain number of the Day school teachers for evening work. This is especially the Case in departments where expensive machinery and tools Are utilized for of the free press. Directory of the War Small help Len. Close to the French Frontier about 13 South East of v pres. Pol Eri Aughe Sis Miles West of Yprim of the line to Hazebrouck. A Toton containing hop farrowing is extensively carried on in the District. 1 of Erin he Job seabed a Church Hullt in with an Intyre Kilna Portal Hud a carved Oak ii pulpit. Maria Kekk a a i. I j Kurke Bow been incorporated with in orcs i Ostend. It lies Between us trend and Middel Kerice and is Noti rated on a Lew from William Briggs comes another of the of Toronto a formative series of Little books styled the Homo University Library of modern knowledge sex la the title and the subject is treated from a. Number of different angles. Very interesting although one must have a Good diction Ary at hand is the Section treating of the evolution at sex starting with the meth ois of pairing and reproducing among the lowest forts of animal life. The subjects of sex education sex ethics and sex and society Are discussed in a confidential in Pedantic manner a resume of investigation and Experiment Ibeling followed by Brier comment. Those Are not sure that and women have As yet found their Correct relative Levels in civilized society will of course read this Little volume with a Good Deal of pleasure. Impossible it is to keep in touch with a tithe of contemporaneous Litera Ture in the great category of prose is is still happily within the Power of the gentle lovers of Rhynie to read most j of the Choice bits of and philosophical verse which make their est Appeal from the pages diverse magazines or come into Ken Between tha covers of Verv thin volumes. One j May even without too much i Russia in danger needed every Man and Starr Oil Chain of Saud dunes. Name of both pane and a torn in the Torii of a Brunkau is 14 milk of Teschenko to olso it has a population of about 3.50o and cattle markets. The pass of a Brunkau crosses the Carratu anti into Hungary proper about live of the town which is in Silesia. Town of Kush Len land with a population of about 5. 65 Norelli Witt of Sanducu Lerk of the Vistula. Miles North North web of Cracow on the Milf in. A tributary of the a Liuia. If a ton u of pol aim with a population of a tit Miall swedish sen port on the Baltic sen about 10 Miles of Malmo. Five souls. W. N. Euer in the nation first soul. A peasant of the polish Plain a u because the message Plou ran ton claim conver Sance with the poets. Of these William Cullen Bryant is not by any Means the Best known. Pal Graves Treasury contains but one selection from Bryant it is midst falling this ode to a waterfowl and thanatos Gas have always been great favourites. Now comes from the Oxford University to save her from the Teuton and was slain. I gave my life for i know those who bade me fight had Tom me so. Second soul. Press a Complete volume of the poet s j was a Tirolese. A Mountaineer works including just Over 200 titles. In View of conditions prevailing in Ladly left my Mountain Home to fight against the brutal treacherous mus Covite Europe at present a Story throwing i and died in Poland on a cos sack Spear. Into romantic perspective and revolt Ujj tonary wars in France towards the close of the 18th Century will be Wel for those who bade me right had told come. Madame a novel fixation of the play by Sardou and mor enu. Has been rendered into English and published by greening and Corn gave my life for 1 know third soul. Pany of London. The heroine is a 11 worked in Lyons at my Weaver s loom. A woman in those Days licensed by the army officials to go among the combatants Selling them glasses of reviving spirits. Tho woman who elected to act in such a dangerous role was quite g neurally one endued when suddenly the prussian despot hurled his Felon blow at Franco and at the world then i went Forth to Belgium and my doom. Gave my life for know be thirty thousand. Thus we have in Western Canada alone from the great lakes to the Pacific coast a Force of from forty to fifty thousand men impatiently await ing the Call to Active service. Further More these thousands have for weeks past Posen drilling and preparing them selves in most energetic manner possible to them for that summons. After All these weeks of Hope and preparation we read today oct. 20th the official announcement in the press that Bhe Canadian government intends to mobilize immediately a paltry four teen battalions of infantry amounting roughly to sixteen thousand men a depressing announcement indeed to thousands in the West. Let the Canadian government Ca Flat once for a Western contingent com posed of artillery cavalry and infantry they Are there the calling and need but the equipment and the horses. The equipment can be ready in a Tew weeks. The horses Arn Here in plenty at reasonable prices. All through the West the answer has been going out for weeks to those who have frequently expressed the laudable National sentiment of the last Dollar and last Man that the West is ready now with the last Man Long before the last Dol Lar is necessary. With unbounded vitality and courage added to the sincerest love of things military. Madame sans Gene was no for those who bade me fight had told exception to the Rule. While the plot j me so. Of this old time Story introducing1 i Napoleon Josephine and other famed people of Tho period is quite absorbing i the translation is unhappily without in owned any literary Merit whatever. Render j fourth soul a Vineyard by wooded main. Ing French patois into Cockney eng the fatherland be Girt by foes Lish Janakes one lusting her downfall called 2 i Rose Book of reference recently publish j Swift to the died in and fair Lorraine gave my. Life for know de in London by Sampson Low cars ton co., is the 1914 edition of the j guide to South and East it j is designed for tourists sportsmen in j for those who bade me fight had told valid travellers and settlers and con me so. Gains a quite huge amount of information made the More accessible by the introduction of coloured maps plan. And diagrams. Physical features of the different sections Are dealt with climatic conditions there a sudden word of 1 ars fifth soul worked in a great shipyard by the Clyde. And statistics of tempera i declared. Ture Given. Finances Trade figures of Belgium peaceful helpless untre average wage tables for different Artis tons and Domestic servants Are other Jaskins features. Routes for travellers info j mation necessary for sportsmen As tool gave my life for i the sport itself and the methods for i pared our Aid 1 joined the ranks and died. K n o w Hunting it in Vogue Are Given details for those who bade me fight had to a of railways hotels and a Hundred j other things collated and indexed in i thorough fashion. Me to. For the men at tha front. The German illusion. From the London times to other nation can like the this hymn by John Oxenham ran be Suner mans be cynical and sentimental and to Tho tune eternal father painstaking All at t he same moment. Strong to and so no other nation can produce lord god of hosts whose mighty hand fan immense fighting machine Quick Dominion holds on sea and land. In peace and War thy will we see shaping the larger Liberty. All. Winnipeg oct. 20. Recruits wanted. To the editor of the free press. Sir we As recruits of one of the City regiments think at rank that mobilizing has not started in this military division. Not Only that we Are anxious to get away to fight but some of us have Given up Good situations in different parts of Manitoba Jand Saskatchewan with the expectation of at once enlisting for Active service and we Are paying our own expenses in private houses and not a sign of anything further being done. Kitchener himself has admitted that they Are unable to raise enough Able bodied men in the old country and yet Here we Are sons of the Empi Rax renew their physically fit in every Way willing to i if give our for King and country. _., or and country and the Chance to be slipping further out if our Harls every Day. I Wake up Canada we Are willing i to give our lives for you. Loyal canadians Winnipeg oct. 21. The night school teachers. J to the editor of the free press. like to draw the at tent on of the school Board to a matter presented by count a. N. Tolstoy for 40 years a sustained violent envy a con Naclion with the night school of Russia s culture and her Inex Haus staff. I on Good authority that nourished in Germany. The germans Long ago Learned that we occupy one fifth of the surface of the Earth and their coming economic dependence upon us goaded them to Lury. Our culture to be sure la still discordant and sporadic but it still offers a strik ing contrast to their Iron financial mathematical then there in English culture. We get a very unfavourable View of this from the Learned prof. Ii Nard of Heidelberg who with the customary restraint of his class says Down then with All consideration 1 or England s so called culture the Central nest and supreme Academy for All hypocrisy in the would which is on the thames must be destroyed if the work is to be done thoroughly. No respect Tor the tombs of Shakespeare Newton and thera must b e some French culture though we hear Little about it from that modest too. Austria Hungary must have a Little As also Servia and Belgium though they Are not making much boast of it. That great historian of the future will surely have some Job on his hands. 1 j there Are teachers employed in the night schools Juho during the Day Are earning a very comfortable living image while unemployed applicants have been rejected. I do not doubt that the Board wishes to employ the Best teach ers but under existing hard times can. We not sacrifice a Little in order to relieve the Swiss of . As a Manitoba teacher i would ask those in charge to consider this matter i ened by a sense of duty. But luckily this machine with All its detailed in i blinded by a general Stu nations May Rise and nations fall in laity. Because it has us own Peculiar thy changeless purpose rules them j conscience. It has set the conscience of 011 fall the world against it. It does not know Why its fights but we and Alues know Why we Are fighting. The German illusion depends upon Success As it was red by Success and the first Shock of failure will destroy it. Nietzsche s Overman can Only be admired so Long As he is a Overman but Belgium has the applause of the j world when her capital is taken. If Berlin were taken Germany would not i have the applause even of herself. That is Why Germany cries thai she is win and must win. When she finds when death fees Swift on wave or Field thou a sure defence and shield console and so Rancour those who fall and help and his arten each and All i of hear a people s prayers for those who foes face their country s for those who weak and broken he in weariness great healer to their Beds of pain Aliu 111uoi. 1jjk13 come touch Ana make them whole that she a losing and must lose the a again. Be nothing. Cert for her nothing of. Hear i Peoples prayer and bless except a change of heart and a return Tny servants m their hour of stress into the Fellowship of Europe which j she has rejected and despised. For those to whom the Call shall come j we Pray thy tender Welcome Home. The Tola the bitterness All past we Trust Tham to thy love at last. Of hear a people s prayer for All who nobly striving nobly fail looking backward free frets wan founded in 1872. For those who minister and heal and spend themselves their skill their Zeal hearts with Christ Liko and guard them from disease and death. Forty years ago Nina Sahib the Indian Mutiny Man was captured by the Indian govern ment. Hon. A. G. Gave evidence at the Lepiny. Trial. Or. Bannatyne was a member of the provincial gov and in thine own Good lord j eminent established Here in 83- 70. Thy peace on Earth till time shall thirty five years ago s j . O. Fortin was elected president i of the Manitoba sunday school Asb Ocla ton. The third convention was held i in Temperance Hall. Winnipeg. A cause for wonder. From the Ottawa. Citizen Seager Wheeler of Rosthern sask., twice world s Champion wheat grower i Anciani difficulty has won again at the big Wichita the u. E. Club of Toronto is in Fin Kansas exhibit. The Oats Champion ship was won by Richard Creed of . And the 1 funny part of this is that the news was received with great pleasure in when one gets Over wondering How a few bushels of Canadian wheat and Oats got across thirty years ago the following citizens candidates for the Winnipeg Council was the re sult of the balloting held at the Trinity Hall convention. For mayor c. E. Hamilton for councillors Ward i. S. Mulvey c. S. Drummond Ward a. The Border the next Puzzle is Why Pearson Thos Nixon Ward 3, s. Canadians want to exhibit their stuff i Donald. Or. Phillips Ward 4 t Ryan ------._. Capt q Young Ward 3. O. H. Crowe g. H. Marci 6. G. F. Carinth ers. W. F. Mccreary. Would show their patriotism by giving up their evening Post if they know of any unemployed Tio could handle it. All i ask is fair play and i do not see How the above mentioned Circum stances can be justified under preset conditions. G. L. Stuart. 3shnnipegy oct. 20. Inquiry from the Secretary treasurer of the Winnipeg school Board would indicate that there is Little or no justification for the above letter or. Smith informed the free press that this year the school Bnard 4n View of the special in a country they Are not permitted to Trade with and the next problem is Why Ottawa should he so tickled. If our wheat and Oats Are the Best

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