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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE W. A. i PHONE: Editorial. Riportorlil, 1224 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION i rear, l s months, dellvcral.....12.00 I mouths, delivered.....11.00 1 uioDiti, Circulation Job Uepta. 1252 C monthn. W 3 Bcm'Ji, by iddressea cfa.iwo.M often.a. desired, but both oesr oli dretses must bo WEEKLY HERALU Puhliihpri ururr Wfldoeidav In eltfbt of more on of the week, local and i year In advance. j I montlis, ID I uoulhs, m iidrsnw j THE DAIl-Y HERALD FOR SALE cranbrcok. B. O.-Beattl. Atchlson. .U OUmorvd City Drug Co. Vancouver. 3. C. World Wide News Co. I Browa 21U 4th St. Jamleson Co., 706 Riverside Ave. Also on alt C. P. R; Crou Drop 't Book Store, J. O. ion (i Co.. Jackson 4 Alexandra Hotel. People's Drus Stora Co, H. W. Hamilton. Plncher D. Drui HooJv Co. Fcrnie. B. Percy Beat Medicine as my government has arranged with Rovcrnmcnt of the United. Stnles, nssuro him and the people of Can- ada I would fitvo him the support thiif "ho and the party of wliloh ho is the honored leader is according me and tho government of which I am the heud. This agreement, is in accord THE DAILY ITEKALD uiico with the policy of bot and 1 am- tiure 'In upprovcO by the 6v- orwlialiuiiifc majority of tho people ot Canada." (Iteport of speech that would have bceiir Riven by Mr. nor- e- pu tat ion, takes the trouble, by' means of a table set tins' iJ'tli the" comparative figures In the trade between this country ami the United States in 1900 arid 19U. to show that the exports of provisions to the and Suppression and Suggestion a high tariff'and a bad year the ef- fect on the nearer market was not so had as the effect on the market fur- ther from home. As to meeting the requirements of a home market, does decreased, while that country had tncreas'i 1 It has not, however, thought it while to remark that the year 1S10. at rr.y rate, so far as the Western provin- ces were concerned., was t-na of un usual agricultural depression in Ca nada. The mention of this would de- ilroy the value of the talc In? are supposed to tell, hen :e iU sup- pression. It further states that our export-3 of agricultural products to Creat Britain not the mere fact of there heing a surplus for export speak for iiself? United States had Does this journal wish to imply that imuJi'IB frmi every bushel, and every hundred- weight of agricultural produce had the been exported, and that the honie con sumption had to be dependent on for- eign imports? If that is so, it must have a very poor idea of the effect of market facilities on demand and sup- ply.' Has it gauged the effects of such procedure on ,the people's food? We might, well ask: Does it. know the true meaning of the word or does it imagine that the people of Canada do not under- aEnCUluiral nrouuuis lu uic-ui. declined in the same period hy near- stand it? Does the word convey the mr- does if, a greater decrease than that shown in the exports to the Un- ited States. Having made mention of these, It proceeds to beg the ques- tion by saying that the Canadian far- mer instead ot requiring new markets for his produce should aitempt to meet the requirements of his own, To borrow an expression from the same organ does not this statement appear "puerile and If the figures speak for anything, they only show what powerful factor geography is to a market. In spite of idea of a mutual benefit, or does if, not? We do not for one moment think that there is this ignorance. The statement is simply of the suppression of the truth and the suggestion of the false type. Yet this same journal accuses the Liberal press of Alberta of stooping to mendacity in its efforts to influence votes in the coming elec- tion. For the use of such language it will :be simply sufficient to recall the old legal injunction: "When your case is 'bad abuse the witnesses on the oth- er side." What Might .Have Been ON RISING TO SPEAK, the Pre- j inier, Sir Robert Burden, was greeted with cheers from both of the House, an example of unanimity seldom seen in any par- liament. After acknowledging un- usual greeting of the gentlemen to the left of the Speaker, the Premier eaid that'll' was not to be wondered at, as' he was about to speak on a Biihject that Cor forty years had been dear to the heart, not only of the Con- eervative party -tout of the Liberal party aa well. "I hold in my he said, taking up a copy of the re- ciprocity agreement, "the realization of the hopes and efforts of -both part- ies since before the days of Confed- eration. It is my -good fortune. thiihks to the electors of Canada, at the last election, to he at the head of the government which has been successful in negotiating a tra'de ag- reement with our American such as was tho aim of our late chief- tain, Sir John A. 'Macdonald, and of the honorable gentleman, whom the fortunes of election transferred from the premiership to the leadership of the opposition. I well remember, his statement, after an ineffectual ef- fort to negotiate a trade agreement iviiii the government of the United States, that Canada wpuld go no more twelve years th.it it was in force Ca- nada enjoyed unexcelled prosperity! The United States, thinking, 1 believe, that the cutting off of their market from the Canadian people would lead this country to ask for political union with themselves, broke off the arran- tement. The members of this house know the result. An annexation movement difl -arise, led, I am sorry to say, by several "leading members of tho Conservative party, but tne de', voilon to the British connection was too strong, and the movement died, as it should. 'From that to Washington, that the next move would have to come from that capital. That move was made last fall. President Taft delegated certain men who enjoyed his confidence to come to Ottawa to arrange a reci- procity agreement with us. The gov- ernment, acting on the tradition and precedent of the party, made nn ag- reement, a copy of which lies before each member, and which, as leader of the 'government, I am ashing this houeo to adopt. "Although there will certainly bo opposition to tho asrtfcment from certain quarters, I believe that in time even this small minority will -benefits" of this reciprocal .tfide arrangement. The history of Canada Is proof; that it will bo hene- flciii. .In Klein, than whoir.' there wiis no nun more devoted to Ca- nada and the- British Crown and Em- pire, negotiated a similar treaty 'with i United Stales, during tho time to this it has The people of not the that want to ''Lot well enough A leading Conservative and former supporter of Borrten in Halifax mov- 3d tlie nomination of Hon. A. K. Mc- they want to advance ami 1 [.can, the Liberal candidate in that he reciprocity agreement offers them City. He is n big fish dealer, and be- lioves that reciprocity will mean the I doubling of that industry in the pro- It would be well for the old-time j vlnce by the sea. It is the same old Trti-inf. i.rimf tiioii- mi. storv all over the country. Men who know their business and understand the trade conditions of the country to remember what their op- nions were when Sir John A.-M-ac- ionald tried to get the same reciproc- ty agreement that the country is ask- ed to adopt now. They surely cannoj i back on themselves. been the aim of both of the greet pol- itical parties of- this country, to have those reciprocal trade relations re- newed. In 1S7S, Sir John A. Maedon- ald brought in the National policy, that he might, force the Americans to come to terms. "In. 1SS4, he asked the people to stand fast by the protectionist policy until such Mine as the States accept- ed reciprocity in natural producti on the termu of the offer he had uise-d to be put on the statute 30k. "In 1SSS Sir Charles Tupper report ed that he had tried to get from the Americans, who were not willing to give It, an agreement similar to tha of ]Sii4, which contemplated an in terchange of natural products, ant his only regret was that he had beei unable to get it. "In 1S91 Thompson, wh was essentially a truthful and honor able man, announced that he hopei to be able to.get nn agreement unde which the American markets woult be 're-opened to the products our peo pic most desired to Bend am his confidence, that such an 'agree ment could be obtained without sac rifico of principle. "In 1897, Sir Wilfrid Laurler, then occupying the position It Is now m honor to hold, made an effort, to gt cure a reciprocity arrangement, and on falling made the statement I re ferret! to a tew minutes agOT, HI policy in this matter was the accept ed policy of both parties up to th present, and If he were Htill Prlnn .Minister and were successful In sc curing siicji a agrccmeri Tile men who have made tho close- st study of the financial and politi- al. affairs of this country, think re- Iproclty is a good thing. v The pleasant sound of the binder heard in the land, ami the farm- Reciprocity III-not kill any. indus- tries, but will create new ones. Reciprocity moans more trade, and Unit means more money -for every- body. More money means gratter prosperity, and that means more gen- eral contentment.''ami a strengthen- ing of the patriotic ties. Freedom and prosperity increase patriotism, while rc-slrlRtton causes discontent and disloyalty. This is a fundamental principle that no political economist will deny. Reciprocity spells larger freedom in trade und nn increased amount of national pros- perity. Pat Burns, George Lane, Hay Knight Balcovski, and other luudins cattle men of the province, nre supporting the .reciprocity candidates, because thqy know reciprocity will benefit the cattle industry. They know what they are doing, too. Sir John A. Macdonald worked out Ihe National Policy for the avowed purpose of compelling the people of the United States to seek better trade s nearu m me ule United States to seek better ti-ade rs are living in anticipation of the with Calinrtfl. It took them -ood prices that reciprocity will ]ong Ume [Q tho Ie8aon> bring. nf Incf hnvr. rlnjin so. TtlCV By the adoption of the reciprocity creement, the farmers of -Western Jannda will get the full value of heir wheat, both in price and1 grade. they at last have done so. The. have come more than half way. Will Canada not meet them and secure what the country has wanted for over forty years? (ilO Acres on Hie Black Kprliig RJflsc, every foot steam pW land. 200 acres under plow. Good house, all fenced. This is a great bsir- gain at per acre. Terms lo suit purchaser. (J10 Ac-res, all steam plow iand In synod swHion of country, at a snap. 320 Acres Kaw Laud, all steam plow and located in settled district per acre. 100 Acres, 2 miles from Lethbridtfc improved, per acre. Acres ,'5 miles from acres summer fallowed, all fenced fjWO.OO per acre. SEE US BEFORE BUYING Freeman MacLeod Co. Box 679 Phone 1212 in excellent opportunity. are supporting reciprocity, they have to back on their former political allegiance to do so. Can't Deliver the Goods (Michel, U. C., How do you, as a voter in this province, relish the idea of any man >romising to deliver vour vote to any eader. But that is Just what 3ride has promised Borden. Show Dick that he can't deliver the goods. Reciprocity the Issue (Farmers' Weekly Sun.) Reciprocity, neat and clear, will be .he issue "before the public between the parties, whatever may be the is- sues 'behind the scenes. Not in generation bus an. election fought in Canada on a farmers' issue, or on any issue; as clear and distinct this. By the farmers' vote the sue will be decided. ed. The British people sell to the one supposed enemy of the Empire, Ger- many, three times jas much as they sell to Caoada. That is Britain's roy- al way to commercial greatness, the way approved by Peci and Salisbury, as strongly -as by Gladstone and As- j Shall Canada take tlitit way? I Or will Canada be misled by her! false prophets of and turn her back on the example Of tho The tandard Securities ------------Company Estate and Investments OWNERS OF orni Suite 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 mother-country? Will Canada imi- tate the bad example which has brought the people of ,lhe .Uniied States to the point, of rebellion against. tariff-born trusts? Is it loyalty to British example or devotion to pri- vate self-interest that drives the men who benefit, by extreme protection to a j block the way' of 'the Canadian agri- e" culturists t'o the nearest markets for their products? Canada is to be British not in lip- j loyalty alone, but in life and habit; and spirit. All other protestation is but honoring Britain with the mouth; while the heart is given to alien gods.. Which Way for Canada (Toronto Globe.) Shall Canada take the approved British way of freedom and give to Canadian farmers the privilege of ex- changing their products in the near- est markets and buying and selling as suits them best? Or shall Canada take the discredited American way and make it unnecessarily difficult and expensive for ihe men who pro- duce wealth by their own labor to let for themselves the honest re- turns for their toil? It' loyalty to British methods and examples is to be counted in this cam- paign, it is the men who would pre- vent Canadians selling where they please and -buying what they want who .are the real traitors to British tradition. It'la the great British way to leave .ill citizens free to trade where and how they please. Britain imports from foreign countries three times as much merchandise -as is .Imported the grain finds its why back to him. from flll British possessions coinbin- It means Imports-of merchandise, it What We Work On (Montreal Herald.) A calculation of the value of the, four principal grain crops of the West j for this year places the farmers' con-1 tri'bution of NEW WEALTH, in the prairie provinces, at One way to look at it is to say that if the farmer has all that money he lias enough, and needs no looking at-1 ter. But if there are a million people] out there it means, to the-farmer who creates tha new wealth, an average of only a head. j But to the rest, of. us what does all j this NEW WEALTH mean? Jt-means bread, and butter for who work on freight trains, in railway yards, in harbors, in ships, in offices, as the grain goes from {.he farm to it-s des- tination.. Then it means more, as what the farmer gets in exchange for means cargoes in ships, it means work in the harbor, it means business for wholesale and retail houses, It means a market for the product of factories, h means employment for tens of thous- ands of people, it means the building of new homes for them, it means busy limes in Hie shops which supply the wants of all these people. I That i-s what the farmers' creation j of new wealth means to i nearest of us. There Is very, very little of it left over from year to year. If we wanted to know how to value it we would have to go a year or two with put it. The last time it suffered a serious reduction there was almost a panic, and our. strongest houses were nenr to failure. The lime never was when the av- erage farmer lived in opulence. Af- ter his crop has served to keep steam in so many boilers the fires in his own 'burn low. If we can help him we should.- If wo can help him to double the creation of new it is in our own interest to do it. FARMERS! The Lethbridge-Weyburn Realty Co. 1280 FIRST AVE. S. 323 FIFTH STREET. Sell the Best and Only Patent Portable Corrugated Iron Granaries Capacity Bushels Each. Strong, Durable, Cheap, Fire-Proof, Wind- proof, Vermin-Proof. sure and see you get the Corru- gated Granary with the cightcen-inch man- hole, in top. This allows granary to he com- pleted in tight shape ..before putting, grain in, .insuring tiglit cover. THE RED CROSS TABLET These YVrhmg Talilcts, which a re made "especially for UK, contain the very finest paper and arc made in the'different sizes and and sold only by us. Five grades- Foreign Linen, Grecian Bond, Smooth Ivory, Kenniarc Linen, Liberty. EATON HURLBUT PAPER In large assortment always on hand. The Red Cross Drag and Book Co., Ltd. THIRD Ay.K. MUTH. PHONE SSS. "Just poTja Joke" Pathetic Proof "My Jim is dead! My Jim is wailed an old colored mammy, holding up f. letter. "Here is a letter from tile denri letter office." Whore He Got It Willie, wfcere did you get that chewing gum? I want the truth? don't want the truth, teacher, and I'd ruther not tell a lie. dare you gay I don't j want the truth! Tell me at once wliere you got that chewing gum? desk! All of Them A society woman wrote to an army officer: "Mrs. Smythe requests the pleasure of Captain Bunker's com- pany at a reception, July IB." I From some or other tho let- ter did not reach the captain, hat was Attended to hy a suhordfnRte, and on tho following day the lady received this note of acceptance: "With the oxceiitioii of three men who have the measles, and one who IB in the guard house, Capt-.Un Bunker's company ac- cepts Mrs. Sivtlte's Invitation for tho 161IL" Inside City Properties .High Class Farming Lands Conservative Investments and Well Secured Loans, as well as Avery Threshing and Plowing Ma- chinery are offered by W. R DOBBIN, "SSSf. 310 7th Street Lelhbridge, Alia ;