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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Saturday, August LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD by the Herald Pub I (thing Co.. lawful tvtnlng it Its offlet. ftlxth Her it, Can. W. A. Diroctor land PHONt: Editorial. .fat Deptf. 1252 Reportorlal, and 1224 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATE.! J rear. I by months, I vonths, 1 mofltb, 1 I BOS'.M, (Mil idOreiiw cbtcfiea often u dwlrtd.- bat WEEKLY HENAU> Published etsry ID eight or 1 year fo advance Months, in itfraei of tht newf of tbi wees, teal I HMtM UTVIM. .I1.H Croee Dm t Book Store, 1. O. Robert. sag Co.. Jiea-effn Com. Alexandra Hotel, Drug CP., R. W. Hamilton. Plnch.r D. It. McCrea. Drug 4 BooL' Co. Fernle. B. Baal Medlcinn NorUnlJl THt OAll.V HENALO FOU AT Crinbrook, Atehlan. JU Olamond Dryi .y'. V'anccuver, a.. C. '.World Wide Newn Brown' Co., 7.06 Riverside Ave. Ajar en III C. P. R. DURING the election campaign, W. A. Buchanan will not be cleted with the editorial work of The Herald, which will be con- ducted by other memberi of the itaff. Ill 1S74, (leo'rgi) Drown, representing the Mberal government under (he Pre mlershiii of Hon. Alexander MHCken zle. succeeded In negotiating treat} providing reciprocity iti natural pro- duels, and n selected lilt of manufac- lures, but the American Senate reject- ed the treaty. When the returned to power in 1S78, mid when hi IS79 I the National Policy tariff was. brought I into effect, the standing offer of re- ciprocity, almost identical "'1th the agreement of 1911, WHS Incorporated Into the tariff. This offer provided that the Canadian -government, by Qr- der-in-Coimcil. could take the ilutieB off American without waiting for 1 Ited 'arllament lo convene, it the Lln- States Cong rest agreed to move the duties on the same products. Sir Charles Tupper, in 1SSS. commissioned to go to Washington to negotiate a treaty at nearly as posai ble like that of 1554, and as a special inducement offered the Americans special fishery privileges in Canadian fishing waters. In 1891, Sir Charles. Tupiwr. Sir Jofiu Thompson a.nd Hon. George E. Foster visited Washington twice and made what Sir Charles afterwards de- scribed as "nn. unrestricted offer of Three years later, April, 1894, Sir rulm Thompson, then Prime Minister of Canada, Dated that had taken occasion to let the United DtatM know that Cinadt was prepared to negotiate reciprocity treaty. in. 1S94, the Conservative govern- ment, with iloll. Ocorge K. Foster tt Finance Minuter, revised tariff and retained the offer, of reciprocity with the United Slates with tome :iln- or modlflcatloni. That was only enteen ycnrs ago. and bad the party itlll remained in power they would teyond doubt have -retained that )ffer n their tariff. As long as the Conservative eaHy the making of the Canadian tariff t held out of the offer of reciprocity. Their offer waa continued ,by the Laurler government, b.ut alter ISilfc there was no pilgrimage to Wasblng- ton to ask the Americans to take it. Now that President Taft snd [he American people have offered to Ca- nada the identical agreement that for thirty years the Conservative govern- ments tried to secure, the party tries to repudiate its previous policy. There can be only one of two reasoni for. their action. ElBher they are refus- ing to accept the offer because it >.'aa made to the Canadian through i Liberal government, or they are absolutely under the of the nonopolistic interests that fear they way lose something by having reclnroe ty adopted. OUR POINT OF VIEW Acres on the Black Spring Ridge, every foot steam plow land. 200 acres under plow. home, all fenced. This is a great bar- gain at 930.01) per acre. Terms Jo suit pin-chaser. 640 all steam plow land In good section of cdnntry- at map. 320 Acres Haw Land, all steam plow and located in settled district "peracre. IfiO Acres, 2 miles from Lethbrldge ImproTed, per.acre. 180 Acres 3 miles from Barons, 130 acres summer fallowed, all fenced WO.OO per acre. SEE US BEFORE BUYING Freeman MacLeod Co. Box 679 Let the farmer have, his chance. 0 The Better Market. NE of the arguments used ag-J numbers there. In 1903-1910, Canada ainst reciprocity is that the British market is the best mar- ket, and that it is a sufficient market for the in some individual cases it is the best market, hut in many others it is not. It is a good market for cheese, for instance, 1 the bulk of Canadian chceie goes to Britain. But last year the United I States imported worth nf'that 1 (ood. The removal of the duty ou cheese would give the Canadian i dairyman a chance at this market, in addition to that of Britain, and the American deman-d will constantly crease. The present duty is six cents A pound, 'which would be entirely re moved by the adoption of reciprocity. The export of butter to-Britain has de- creased of late years; while the ex- port of crewm and butter to the Un- ited States has increased -rapidly in spite of the duty. Even in these articles which have always been considered as articles almost entirely to Britain, is ceasing to be the beet market. But in many other inatancen the British market is not the "best. Take Jthe case of horses. There of a head on horses going into the, States! and Canada sends' large sent horses, valued at f to Bri- tain, apd valued at to the Un- ited'Slates. In 1010-1911, the figures ware -and respect ively. If Britain is the better market why are these horses not shipped there, especially the United Statei government coliecis 130 ou each horse imported? The reason is that is more profit Veiling in the States even affer having the duty of J30'deducted''from the price. Reci- procity add-the .difference tothe price received by the Canadian horse breeder. The sheep market shows the same condition of affairs. In 1909-1910, Ca- nada sold worth of sheep to Britain, and to the States, and in 1910-1911, the figures were 000 and rei pec lively. Vet heep enter the British market free and enter the States against a duty of '5 centis on lambs and on sheep over.a year.old. The British market is evidently not the best for Canadian j reciprocity will make the I American market stilt more desirable.' Thjit it might be shown in various the'British mar- tet, while, good for someiiproducts, if not toe bfist in mam otheis Vote for Rnchariau, Laurier rmd the arger market. The farmer does not ask for tar iff protection. Why force it on him? The Liberal candidate in Portals la Prairie against .Arthur 3. Meighen is a preacher, Rev, Robert Patterson of N'eepawa.. The Conservatives of Winnipeg and Brandon say they are satisfied with the registration conducted by the Do- minion government there. The govern ment conducted Mhe registration so that both sides, would get fair play, That was impossible, if the Roblin- Rogers outfit handled the Iist8. The Peterboro Review, Conserva- .ive, says that reciprocity will kill the lorse shipping business. why do flay Knight, George otfier ending horse breeders and shippers, ravor it? They" know the business .horou'ghly, and know that reciprocity will add ten to thirty dollars tpf alue of'every shipp.ed to the States, arid the States' will ch- ain when they are from Can- ada to.other countriwi. Annexation has been dead in Canada so long that the Conservative ..party cannot now raise -even a genuine ghost of U. The present United States tariff compels the'Canadlau fanner to lose S4.00 on every ton of hay he ol.lps to the United States. Reciprocity will remove the duty entirely and give Canadian farmer from to acre of hay. "1 am a director in one one lumber company in Quebec and in another in British Columbia, and I know that re- ciprocity will benefit, both, I cannot see why any manufacturers have been induced to take a stand against Mr. Wm. C. JlacLaren, general roank- ;er--of" Haiti's Co., Limited, manufact- urers of gloves, suspendert, etc., Brockville, Ont. With delightful consistency, the Tory press and platform that reciprocity will mean the ruination.of Canada's transportation companies, and then that reciprocity will not raise for the Canadian producer. If 10 does not-'get the price, he :wtll not and if he does no.t. sell-to how will the transportation ..companiti-lose any bus ness! The Limited Vision H OW OFTEN does one meet with a man who, of the .great issue of the day, question; "What is to do for With all (he lacfiqage at his command he will tell that if it is going to benefit tihe. firmer, -.lie regard to fails to see in what way it is going to benefit his individual self ,He Splits the.whole matter into a personal As .a.rule, he is a man with Conser leanings. Put the question to him, and ask him with ie centres duf- .to the proiperity o1 the there a greater ileiiiand certainty emploj u to tor hibor and a %nich ii_tfi a the The trouble t ie thit ttaej do not think largeH The a certain point and to Jiook furthei This applies paiticuhK to the To) leaders AQ in-i TOFK Thejr are ron tent to let things be an the> are rt gard to that "If" who liis nu i I :ness best, he or th-3 farmer? He will An m- telf you that It is the farmer and fur- ther ajree that the majority of the of Thev ldmit that Ca nada has obtained an important posi- tion In the Empire, that she is the farmers see in reciprocity their op- portunity for being prosperous. But .why should the farmer only be thought .of? Where does he himself come in He will admit, that in our provinces, with which he is at pres- m concerned, that toe farmer's pros- perity means the prosperity of the -city to which he 'Is tributary. Well and good, hut he is only a man work ing at a stipulated' wage. Ts thru wage joins to be increased? He certainly 'thinks that it will not. He it narrow- down to this view. of eldest sister, that within the last few years she has advanced to great pros perify, and there the vision cease? The guiding. ipirits of a country are its statesmen, the welfare of a country is Bit (Saskatoon Phoenix.) Between 1895 and 1909 Canada's ex- ports to the United States increased from to 434 j2fi Our total'-trade with the States increased during that penod from 039 43S to Did any one notice a fall ins off in our loyalty to the Em- Says We're Narrow-Minded (Craribrooka Proipector.) In Saskatchewan, and Alberta, which praying for guidance about accepting a call to a largei church. There is as in the lake counties as anywhere else, if you stir ft up, and a farme; mho Torj ag i life habit isn't keen abo.ut ng any change in view. This time, however, he sees ihat it is the farm- er's, turn. So hel prepares his field for barley. Where the Danger? (Port William Herald) We arc-told by: some Conservative opponents of reciprocity that man dire results will fqllqw the adoptio of this measure. They talk injury to our manufacturers. But what are the real facts' The present trade agreement ilmpiy The- Standard Securities J Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF Mornin Suite 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 erabundance, the Canadian ministers saw at once the enormous advantage it would metin to Canada to open np a market of ninety million people Tor the'things Canada can grow for sale. And this is what they did. .They, secured the larger market, from hems set upon by thosa raionmg farmers Mr. Broder: Forget.it! Mr.- Borden: At least I hope we'iball all pull together. Can I- then .personally count, upon -the'. assurance of. your cordial support for my humble five .million squirrels ire killed annually in Russia tar tkeir skins In fixing the wedding (tay May, among months; and Friday, troong irom prwent. ill remnm Lib- raMnj. adJllBtracnt ot the For many years Hon. W. S. Fielding, the higher wage, that a mat- :ter of more importance than stability of employment.' r He" loses elffht -of the fact that'lesst prosperity means a curtailment "of employment. not grasp the fact that wiUi the ex- tonsion of business In the measure due to them, in it well it is ach lodging tacitly that good work has been done, but the vision not ex tend far enough to that the same machine that hai worked so much the good U from that capable of working for a greater present effect of ita plum and policiM in an-earnest of its future and policies. The doip inant spirit irnongst o.ur stateamen halt been Sir Wilfdd Lnurier, and we) may-each-elector before casting his vote take couaitel wtthia hinieelf and say' "Who amongit the Toiy leaders g tq'iiwnd Ulystes' Reciprocity BORDEN and hU supporters trying hard to get away from the fact that has been a part of the Conservative policy for many years, but anyone who knows Canadian history cannot accept their denials. A re-view of the history of the efforts lo secure reciprocity will help to clear the matter up and establish, the fact that the Conserva- tive party'hiis been a rnclpronity party during practically its Whole history. Sir A. T. Gait, afterwards a member of Sir John A. Macdonald's first Cab- inet after Confederation. In 1865, made trips to Washington to get the Reciprocity effect, ex- tended. The government then a'ppeal- to the British government to use fti Influence with that of the United "to avcrt: what would be re- carded ffreat calamity." But toe iheld to tion-to abrogate the and it was done in J886. in John A, Macdonald in corporatert in tqe first tariff taw pass ed by the pornlnlon parliaments stand ing offer of reciprocity along the lines of the treaty of 1854, which was closed in 1861. This next yetr, 1S69, Sir John Rose, then Finance.. Minister in John A.'s governnvent, went to Washington to try to negotiate a reciprocity treaty, but was not successful. in 1S70, the Canadian. Tariff was amended, and the offer of reciprocity was retained. When Sir John A. Macdpnalrt took part In the drafting of tile Washington' Treaty, which settled various differ- ences between Great Britain and Ca- nada on the one side, anrt the United on the other, he tried, but in vain, to have the matter of reciprocity tfkti eral, let the up the best fight possible, and if we gain a seat or will .say well done. If these two provinces belong to the "grits" let them have them. We can get along without them. The best- interests of Boniinion will not he sacrificed to the selfishness .of a few narrow minded people who can- not see beyond the wire fence that BUT rounds their fields, Planning for Barley (Kingston Whig.) Word comes that all along the On- tario shore of Lake OuUrio the farm- ers are quietly preparing >tp put part, of their acreage (n barley, saye the Montreal Thf? are not saying much about they art' going vote, but they counting on having to soil tcnoss lake next year. The case if like that of the minis- ter's wife, who wai iiptuifi the trunks while her husband was the greatest Canadian Finance -Minis t.er that ever wore the robes .of office, has been handling the problem of tar- iffs. We all know with what cedented success. In-the handling of these tariffs it has been necessary many times to adjust them to suit the conditions. For many years it has been the jibpe that Canada would, receive fairer treatment in the United States market for the things we have to sell. But this opportunity did not offer itself for some time, not until this, year, hen ambasadors ceme to Ottawa, ready to treat with the Canadian gov- ernment for freer interchange of pro- ducts, etc. Nor did the United States to stop half way, but wmtcd to apply the downward tendency to all Canadian products Without in Che slightest, interfering with the tariffs which already applied 011 man.ufact ured articles, save a small reduction dC 2 t-2 per cent, on agricultural im piemen la. So thai. Canadian Indus tries have not been famperftd ivith: bite steps taken looking towards; a still vaster expansion in the .West with a-' in the amount of, goods-required there, and under the proposed agrecmemnt all this increas ed trade must of necessity pass thmugh cities at the head of the lakes Wherein, then, does the danger come for' the manufacturers? articles of manufacture. To Messrs. Fielding and Paterson, Canadian ministers would not con sent. In the natural products, ever, of which Canada can grow a iup- YOUR CHANCE TO BUY BOOKS AT VERY LOW PRICE Wo have greatly reduced the price on all hooks as we niiist make room on our shelves for the Fall shipments. .Buy now while the selection is large., The ReiCrou Drag tad Book Co., Ltd. a'HONC HI. T. M, MiCMlAOY, Manaier. The Flap of Campaign (Montreal Herald.) Mr. Borden: Now we arc start- ing out on the election campaign, we decide what we are to say to the electors.. No doubt we must begin with reciprocity----- Mr. Bourassa: Forget it! Mr. Rorden: Juat ao; well, then, .we might begin by reminding, our.friendi of the. records of of other day6, of Sir John Mac- donald----- All: Forget, it! Mr. Borden: Of Sir Charles T.up- All: Forget it! Mr. Borden: Of Sir 'John Thompson All: Forget it! Mr. Borden: Then we must dwell upon the policy under which our-man- ufaeturers have grown strong----- Mr. Haultaln: Forget It! Mr.. Borden T Under which our mak- ers of agricultural implements----- Mr. Rogers: Forget it1 Mr. Borden: Then shall we say thr.t among our opponents are men of the moat desperate----- Mr. fiifton: Forget it; Mr. Borden: Really, gentlemen, it ia very difficult. Then let'us say we are most.devoted to our .Mother. Country, tnd ready at her call----- Sir.1'Monk: Forget it! Mr. Borden: Of course. How could have fergotten? Weil, then, there is the tfsnger W mif institiitions threat- ened by our powerful Mr. Monk: Forget it! Mr. Amee: At this rale we uhjlt not Itt OB. malt kevp the deavors? ,Mr. Mr. Mr. Ah .Mi doubt Mr. ly! Mr. must just he content- Mr. Lavergne: Down with Lnurier! Air. Borden: Precisely the observa- tion I. had intended to offer for vour considerate approval. Then we are perfectly in harmony and we must win. The people forget It1 Foster: Forget it! Northrup: Price: Forget it! Bourassa: Please, forget it! Rogers: Oh, how could you it? McP.ride: -You're perfectly love Borden: Very well, then, we PECULIAR AND PERTINENT 'January 4, 1835, was a severely cold day in Lebanon, N. Y., where the mer- froze solid. are shunned by people In all walks 0( life. Children of blackest are born whilte. In a month they become pale_yellow, In a year brown, in four years muddy black, 30 gloeey black Libanius, Greek aophiat, in the fourth century, taught rhetoric at Con- stantinople, -where his school, dren such vast numbers of students that hie rivals caused him to be exptlled rom the city ai a sorcerer. Hornpipe takes jts name from e, wind instrument on which is produced tuneful strains as an accompaniment for this counto dance, which ongiaat ed in England Sailors hornpipe is better known to Americana. D. J. Hay Co. Registered Customs Brokers and Insurance Agents Alberta Knowing that in a progressive city the size or Letbbrldge, 1 an opening for the above we have decided to enter into It, and will endeavor to transact all business entrusted to us with satisfaction ro all concerned and with the least possible delay. In entering into thfa work ft will be our aim to make It sue-' cessful and in order to do we feel It Is necessary to treat those for whom we do business in the manner as we would want tbem to treat us We solicit the patronage of all who have business with the Canadian Customs, This branch of tho will be ,n the hands of one who has had several years! experience in thla Hue of work, aad cnn assure all patrons absolute satlsfacttob. If you require insurance please call or write ua and we will pleased to fully explain our plans of insurance. The Prtitlontlal Life Insurance Company and Sterling Accident 4 Guarantee Company, evbracing all kmdi and accident insurance. PHONE 1011 Mcom II Hyll f. 0, KM 4W, ;