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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 19, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta DECEMBER 19, THE LETHBRIIXJK DAILY HERALD PAGE ELEVEN The Evening Luxury CEYLON TEA with delight by ail who use it I PACKETS ONLY. BLACK, MIXED OR GREEK. AT ALL FULUlEXT WENT BY CAN. FARMERS Vend itseU so readily to the manlp- ulallou of grain speculation ancTtbe mpoeiug of eucssive freight charges by combinations of traosfH) nation mpautee, we need look for uo; urt-al creaEe la pioducllon. The Freight Rates "It costs from uii to cents nore per bushel to carry ihV 1913 crop of whpat from Fart.Wllllaju K> Uverjwol thau the crop of 1910. This luonth have the humiUatlue spec- .acle of seeing Manitoba, wheat Ice owe si priced whtat on mar- iel of Liverpool, when normal couilIUous ot Manliobi "wlieat lu the past visa to five cents '-higher than the wheat Irotti- other countries; "Obviously the solution wider ruarketB and alternate routes for ahipmentc. have 'market im- mediately to the of UE ttiai can from Page Making Eaty'! '.'Surrounding'a country ivlth a tor- rlff wall has the further ctfcct of thjlallng combinations, nud arrange- ments be live en tbose who the business of dfttrllnUlobr area wfUila those walls, which conies a burden on producer aud turner allko, and Increases Immensely ibc cost of living. v "Canada Is an outstanding example of this IncrcaEO. The western provinces sell their wheat at a Htlle'niore tban one. cent per pound, tho consumers pay three for'ihe Hour, TJie hogs sell around cents, consumers pay 20 to 25 cents per pound for bacon and ham. Oats seH for less than one cent per pound, oat- meal coels rJifse cenlB.v BIlfjMlna' ori -Production" me quote a few bore'. facia from government ret; sbpw.llia LllRhttiig effect this ha a, on- produc- tion, how agriculture, instead of Keeping pace "with the growth population, It Is actually at, a stand- mill, and Blnc'e in the lower provinces, but also In Western Canada, f'Tbe trade and commerce report for 1912 shbira that under growing "crops Jn Ontario, Que- bec nnd the .'Miirftlme' provinces amounted to six million acres. tbe'neit decade that area creased to. seven millions'an'd on twVodcasIohs'during tbe period tbe eil ftiO the acreage decreasing 'by year; 1912 sltowedoirer less under crop a' correspond- decrease acreage for ''eck oJ bio grairi Is e'Ven'sfore marked. The acreage render crop in Manl lob a, '-Alberta is gfyen at a grad ual to.-year. til when tlie acreage trop was 17.41S.117. WTrftiow- ed a dccreasfi of acres and I 1313 a stltl'fiirther la.the vrhea the I tho Western Grain Growers' Atsocla- HOD asking this government to pro- vide 'an outlet for tlie millions of buebcla of groin going to waste that soaaon on the western prairie for want of access to a' market, the fol- i owing statement, was made: tbe railway companies can ilp from six .to seven million bushel i of wheat south by the end of April it will' mean ruination to wbote die Irlctt'father- thin to and would be calamity the liko of which never, appeared In tbe northwest Three luUllou 'acres of new land were broken In the west in 1910 and in. to facilities., this acreage would be Increased.proportionately" In years, so tbat practically a new empire -would be 'tight fnlo cultivation TV i thin the on thp free list as we believe that the tbe fcodi U a crltne galnit hufajiiiltr. relief from ihe owes- lon of gc-ncral tarlC by tu Im- mediate increase on the" preference ov. given goojJa Imported from (Jreat Britain and a'gradual increase from ear to year utlll free- trade is estab- ,shed" bet'tveejt Cacada aud IrltalD. In atldiliou auk ibat uch articles as l-juitfr, cement and hundreds of. millions of dollars absorb duct. quantities of our pro- "Xeariy acres were in beat the last crop. Tula will be In- creased by'l013; to or a-tike Increase in the acreage under oats, barley ;ar.d "This acreage, under normal wea- ther will provide over bushels of wheat alone for export; excluding .the qual: j Ity bf'oals, barWy'and flax. Untoce In the year ending March 31, J013, we bought from the United States, merchandise amounting in round figures to sold to them leaving-fa round figures a balance of have to goods- to Great.'. Uritaln to that amount or, what IB more like- ly, borrow ibe money to our credit and more honorable lo uao'tfce land now going lo waste, by rate ing wheat, pate, barley, llax, cattle, hogs, etc.. to exchange for the goods we need from them? .'Arretted Development in the We it "The arrested development of agri- culture In the prairie provinces is due to two outstanding causes, one, anti probably most poteut Is the feellnif-of among farmers due to the refusal of the goi ernment of the offer of tho Unitec States for free exchanges of and -their apparent ml nation to litnlt grain production to the capacity of the Canadian rail roads to haul to the seaboard for ex porU. The other ir.aln cause is ihi Inability of thousands of farniera it> ineet Uieir obligations because o losses In the marketing o the crop tn 1911. Million's of 1 of milling wheat and j containing ue for' murtctiin; yrjll proVloed, ;'lh'e' crop' of 1DI3 will be marketed probably 20 per cent, of its. v'ahie to rermerB. The grain growtag'Jndustry can stand no iitr accepting .the eitl- mated' acreage u'nder O in fdi'l to opera'tfons Bi- has jiiis has exce3B molEture, yet saleable in tbe Untied 3 to 4 cents a bushe belOTf etralglit grade prices, UecauN of their large milling" capacity, had be EhippM to Fort William ari' ion for Jg grain was Hmltc0f Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Rugs, Mats, V T etc. and com-inencinp at 2.30 'and 7 p.m., at 403 oth i, Furniture Consisting 12, 3 dozen Overshoes .75 of Qent'a Sliocs 21 Pofr, o( Panls Sett of'dishes; 'lailles1 Sels of Qlaa.' "lsht5 hose, 'ichlWs shoe, of PMte Wlm and BlocJclngs.'.., v.... Thread, needles, hoofcs and er 1 r- T2RMS CASH N'uinber of I.anipi' Vollet-fctc, sealers. nnu vtcj, 25 Carpet but loin, .dress fa-slcnars, tape, 25'Sniall ntnn. j I, j'. Mata AUn-a; 'o( etc." "'.v" GUS NEIDIG, Auct AUCTION At .1314-Sixth South en Monday next, December 22 AT TWO O'CLOCK FRANK WADD1NOTON la fdrqred Instruction by tlie bwncf' to sell by public aucrton and without'rSzeHe Jili lupirlor Household Furniture Including: Massive solid oalt ildeboard; solid oak round extend' ing dining table and dlnlng-chalrs to match; oak book xanltaiy folding loungo; masslvo onk oak JarrHnjere.alamlsi.tlrop.Iiead.Singer sowing m-acliljfe; AiinlniMA ilutrM! small ruga; solid dreiaora and sUriils; beds, springs, Mklien nlenstla .etc. i TERMS CASH AUCTIONEER'S PHONE iss gricuLtural Il9 ILfct. 'Those changes can be placed vltliout Uleiurliaiice In esist- creased of agricultural rro- ducU for exjwrt and cheaper living. You cannot Increase farm without docrcisSUg cost ot pro- duction providlDR roytea for export and Biaikets. "Continuing to lav the 'peoyle ti> add to thy goveruiiient pay roll addi- tional men to teach farmers how to farm aud to provide othpr lavish, of money will not du Si. to ajnd oiher trans- tortaUon it coats more (o brfug our gralui to uow i before. do not (or I tbe prolocUve but for fair ptay. We I of the duiltjs by. nlmatc do requeM for enpeudUure ofj gradual Increase of the British pre-lpuMtc, tnouoy-jii the Juiureat of tbe 'erencQ will etab'e manufacturers to jlridust'ry we represent; wudoaskjiow. tlieaaaelves to tbe ever, .that exploliailon of formers ty it.' embarrass (ho gyvomoteut transportation companies au-1 maim n the iilaiter of revenue. The sur- receipts over expenditures several yeans Lack; last Granting requests in full 'would entail a oss'bf revsnue the first year of still leaving he governnfcht a handsome1 surplus. NTot only' would tbe government grant he peoplC'Telief to that but ilsp the. lirger amount that goes lo manufacturers by I-MEOU of ibe enjoy. crying need of Canada'is in- facHirers Bbould. cease and tbat arti- ficial tarriert 'to trade be-removed. The pcllcy of "propping and nour- inaB'jfRcturors at the expense ol the rest of (he'peonle must be fiv- en up, Tbfc, farmers and wage earn- ers who have cornt and are sllll bear. Ing the heavy end of tho burden, are grainjnot bond Canadians of equal rights with tbose -who profit by protective tariffs and reetrlcUdv'rnar- kfctj, and at whose behest the govern- inset permits this national wrong to continue. i THE SNOW CLAD vein o[ Uic celeirateJ Dome mine at Porcupine, showing some of the Olfllcultles the have IQ put np wllh in their dally labors. Although construction of the IluJ- tor communication with Port Nelson soil my Rail way not be finished will be established tba end of Ihe for.several neasons yet. overland win-! present winter. "This according to head., was to iniorwt at ,ted perycvni: .from day of rendering sc- :ounL Diftculttea overtook..Ute farm- ir, diie to p'wjr crops, iie ils rented" farm poorer thaujuhen he coramenced pperationE." atid.' payment "pfati arid found timaeiryeaT >jAyear unable to pay the ilaced .agalost received iy his agent for the tale .of of grain. Under- tha garntsh'ee ho i-as forced to" pay TJie.In- tSMst at 12 per cent, was compound- ed from year to year, tnaking.'the tq: al debt, originally now como ;o the of jfWJ.75 telnff.cosla.' The service inade hundreds of znlles hqiiic'.ind t practlRally left him ODlJEed ,ta'nut up wltii-thc- iniquitously.. exceaaire chaigos and rates of interest' "Tlin coimUy. cannot proB'per...k30 long (arming .operations Imye to be carrlea on under such adverse condl; art of liis luirden the customs duties pa the iaTjoring- classes, we do not.ask for any change, thai disturb existing tra3e but to s'acure relief grad- ually, -We do asfc, however, that thai burden should reduced rather than Increased, as Is now tho case, tradfi and navigation returns for the year ending "Ma.rcli show that Lho average duty- en' ih.5 goodR', entered for'.consumption, tr Canada that year per cent. In the previous year .'to 17.0; per cent., which means an additions burden, for revenue of and a milUori dollars, and If our aseuinptlot that manufacturers adO the full cxteni of their protccllon to tbe selling prlci of their selling goods Is correct; i would ,'entill ft much i lurgei charge to tho contunjer b the ndded cbs'.pf goods of