Our Acadian Neighbors. Politicians Who Have Forgotten the End in Pursuit of the Means.

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Our Acadian Neighbors. Politicians Who Have Forgotten the End in Pursuit of the Means.
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OUR ACADIAN NEIGHBORS. Politicians Who Have Forgotten the End in Pursuit of the Means A Bathurst correspondent writing in Campbellton events says: “During the recent political contest in New Brunswick, certain appeals to the Canadians came to our notice. At the time we thought it advisable to say nothing about them lest we should by our humble means, add one little mite of advertisement to such despicable means of sowing rancor and discord among neighbors. Now that the Dominion elections are over, and people’s blood cooled down it may not be out of place to sound a note of warning to the politicians who dare to subordinate the rights and privileges of other men to their own advancement, and by appeals such as we mention do more harm than they perhaps intend themselves. We have no better class of people in the Maritime provinces than our Acadian neighbors, and if they are left alone by political agitators they are clever enough to obtain by fair emulation individually, all the advancement in whatever sphere of life they live, that a subject of the Queen in Canada may hope to enjoy. During the past few weeks several of the most prominent newspapers in the province of Quebec and Ontario published articles which should never have been printed. Some of these newspapers are yet publishing this stuff. No person who has not given this subject a little attention can understand how far-reaching in effect these articles are. Nearly all the Ont. and Que. papers are read in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia homes, and thus instead of educating the people on subjects of moral or business interests, which newspapers should do, these papers are simply doing more harm than anyone can calculate. Surely these politicians have forgotten the end in pursuit of the means. It cannot be that clever men, men of education and refinement, would use such means of turning neighbor against neighbor if they knew such was to be the case. Twenty or twenty-five years ago we, here in New Brunswick, never heard of this French “Nationale” question. Why now? Simply because political agitators have, by every means in their power endeavored to fan the flame into existence, using even the vilest means to do so. We hear they have even invaded the sacred circle of the church in order to accomplish their ends, and Mr. George McInerney charged, on the hustings in Kent Co., that one of the canvasses used against him was that two Irish Coadjutor Bishops of the Catholic church had been appointed in New Brunswick when one should have been an Acadian When such men have no more respect for their church than to drag such a subject into a political contest, surely it should be a warning to our Acadian friends to steer clear of them. I am condemning Conservatives and Liberals alike, one is just as bad as another. There are one or two papers in Toronto which deserve censure just as much as the Quebec papers do and Conservative politicians who seek to rise to power by fanning the flame of discord will never have any luck.”