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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta TITE LKTHBRIDGE DAILY TTEKATJ) July 27, llTMBRIDGE DAILY HERALD DCCCMBER by ThV Liihbrldge publishing Co., Ltd-V -lawful Sixth Strwt, Albtrti, W. A. BUCHANAN Maniping Director T. W. QUAYLC Minaglng Edltcr JOHN TOHRANCE Builness FH6NB: N.wi 1224 r.HONI: Circulation And Job Deplrimtnta 1252 DAILY iUMCRIPTION m.-- S months dftllTerwV... j mflnth, by 1 nuath '8W THE DAILY HERALD FOR 1ALI AT Medicine L. M. Norlham. B. and osrr-'Aiw" andrk KOU1; Store. A B. W. Hamilton..... Plneher J. D. L. McCrw. Drup A Book Company. Fernle B. Btal. cWnbrJifc- At eh Reinecha. m.; City CO. eoiivwv World WWi C, N4ws Company. Brown. tBtkan-v-e Jamleson News Co., T05 Riverside Avenue. A) 10 on si) C. P. n. Tralni THE WEEKLY sro, and contains a Published avery Wednesday in elf ht or more pasro, and summary of news of the'waek, locul und district months In advance 1 year In advim 6 months In laVanc ........H.M ......75c. H An Excellent Object Lesson FRANK the Minister of; Railways and Can- als, has just had given him the grandest opportunity a cabinet min- ister ever'had in this country to enter "into a fight with a combine in the in- terests of the people. Some time ago the linaiice_ minister as a measure of relief took 'off half the duty on cement making a difference-- of .twenty-live cents a barrel. Mr. Cochrane rather "'wisely waited until this reduction was an operation before placing an order with." the Canada Cement Company, the cement trust for one 'hundred thousand bairels of cement, intimating to the company that he would expect the cents a barrel reduction. The Honornble Frank should have known better than ask for such a thing for everyone knows, or at least every good Conser- vative professes to know, that the consunvar does not pay the duty. But the honorable gentleman's, business sense got the -better OL his political sense for once, and 'he asked for the reduction. The company, however, told hi'hi .he would Jiave to pay the .-price .asked.' The. minister asked if 1 it was a slap at the government for cutting the duty in two, and ictimat-j ed that lie would get the cement from some other Canadian company. They held firm, and he tried to carry out his threat, but could net buy a barrel of cement from any Canadian com- pany. Now, the minister has to pay the top price or present to the people of this, country (.the horrible- spectacle of a Conservative cabinet minister spending good Canadian tnone'y to buy f.Qr. Canadian public works., Frank will not be the horrible spectacle. lie will put twenty-live cents a barrel of the people's .money Gertie, Whose shoes looked invariably dirty; One night e'er her She shined them with POLO; Her mother said, "Gertieshow SHOE POLISH ITS so easy to shino w ith ti daub, a i ub and your bhoos arc ,'lean foi a week ljoio is always fresh, the BIG box koops it so. Ask your shoemau for polish iu black ov taii. Tlio fain both cleans nud polishes. 14 "Good for Leather- Stands the Weather' ccrned. we have part of them there, enough In our agricultural produ but wo do not require discrimination to meet in 'competition the wh at the cost of others. We are strong J world. OUR POINT OF VIEW ".Music 1mth charms, to soothe the savage beast." That's not the rea eon, however, that Lethbridge is in- vaded by the street musicians. Cards ton will Invade Lethbridge during Congress "week with a choir of 100 voices. Where does Lethbridge come in' Stuns by five hitter, defeats, our Conservative friends are trying to got i little publicity by tbrowing: out ri bluff that protest seme of ih-e recent bye-elections. They don't expect'the.public to be stung by be- lieving the report though. It's too thin. Tho-United "Farmers of Alberta ai going to fight against- another ca shortage situation as throttled th last >ear1" "Well the fairaerb bi huge piece of .but most sincerely .wish them success With, present crop prospects it look! as if the railways .will have to ac Knowledge that they will have-to step at a lively gait again if they to be completely swumped. Wbei map as i whole 'town Is wiped off a result of a strike, there is into the pockefs of the cement trust likely to be some hard thinking firs Can Mr. Cdchrane or any man knowing these circumstances be lieve that there is not a cement trusl n this country? Had any govern merit or" member of it ever a bettei chance and excuse to enter into a fight with the trust to show it up and smash It? It is a grand opportunity but the. government will do nothing, Is not Sir Max Aitkin, the mogul.-of trust, and are not he and his associates the men who backed the goad '-old Tory party in tho last ele'c lion.and .who are prepared to back them again-if1 they are good? h a splendid chance missed, but the people will uct- -forget. doue amoujr the employers and men v. ho participated In the labor trouble, Lille's tiise is, a, strong, argument against the strike method. of settling grievances Free Trade 'and ;Altruism .TORONTO NEWS evidently thinks it has scored a point wb'en it Elates that it was nptj minated Jn ilie "Great Exhibition of the. industry of all promot- to further encourage the same. As to the scale of wages mentioned altnilsnv whicli.has caused Canadian the '.News; while, not accepting its Liberals to criticiKe the Chamberlain j 'figures i with regard to 'skilled loco- propaganda becauE-e it would tax the food of the British but rather the .Cobdenite itch making itself manifest In a new place. Haying in a measure begged the questioa it pro- ceeds to say that convinced free trader is the least concerned of all politicians about the status of the poor. Having made this statement It derives some smug satisfaction in that It has spoken the words of wisdom by drawing attention to the fact that after seventy years of Cobdunlsm, railway servants in the United doni get a week on an average, and. including such skilled latoor- as locomotive 'engineering. "Today the country Is torn by strikes and the, masses are seething with _mot.ive engineers, has the journal compared the purchasing power of money irfa. free trade country as com- pared with that in a protected one? has it considered wheth- er "wages in the latter have kept pace with the rising cost of living? Has it thought oiit why the iabor market in Great Britain Is inundated by for- eigners from the protected countries of Europe willing to work at a lower rate of wages than the British work- in an is receiving? We trow not, or it would not be so rash in tilting against the principles of free Regarding the prevalence of strikes and discontent, are protected coun- tries free from them? It would be absurd to-imagine so. Again we may Somebody up Pincher Creek way is raising Cain because the bylaw auth- orizing the expenditure, of for a new town hall'was irregular. Some- body should have raised something worse at the time the' present ediHce occupied by Lethbridge's civic offices was erected. It's- about the- worst ad- vertisement Lethbridge boasts .of. Since-the reports of- Winston .Chur-j chill's speech .about navy extensions have forth; .it Is, stated on gcod authority that the Kaiser can only be calmed by the daily playing of "Von Leedle German -Band.1' Twenty-one Dreadnoughts is a pretty bitter' pill even for a fierce fellow like to swallow, Canada will spend 'to build three Dreadnoughts. Jt seems as c heard of just such a plan whctf Sir Wilfrid-Laurter was at. the helm." And what a roar -from our Conservative friends. Times do change. Nevertheless it will he 'in tereating to. watch and s-ae just whal the Nationalist 'Conservatives; will; do when Canadian statesmen once more foregather on Parliament Hill. Seuthcrn Alberta, not satisfied with winning everything in sight in qual- ity ;of winter wheat; now comes along and established' new records for early Hitting And stiil the governors of states to foolish en- ough to waste time racking their for some way to keep their good" people coming to such a oiidei the; are ting old and 'gray In" the attampU Fiftj thousand are needed to lian ast the croo'of the three greftt praine p. ounces lust think it a army needed to garner in one year i> taken fiom the soil in the joungftst part of Canada And everj jcar the armj grows A fcv vears ago, a few farmers' sons irpm Ontario .and the Maratime were sufilcient to do the job. ".Vow they are coming Britain. No wonder the eyes of the world .are on Canada. hal Qtherj; He Was at Chicago (Gaivestoh Personally, we don't know what a fool's but we imagine it good deal like reution. a political con- discontent." The economic condition j ask- have any of these strikes ended of the United Kingdom parlous state, according truly in this spired journal, and the reason for it all is free trade. In jumping to conclusions in this fashion the News betrays a deplor- able ignorance cf the history of Rev ehiy years ago. What was it that, 'brought about the repeal of the corn laws, championed by Richard Cobden? If. the will go back to its school- boy days it must, remember that it waa through absolute necessity, on account of the nigh price of food and the scarcity of the same. It was a measure to relieve a state of things which pressed heavily on the penur- ious, an ti yet Use. free-trader is ac- cuser! of having no thought for the poor i us follow the policy, which took iwaj the tax cu the peoples food and consider in-what way the free trade party can be charged with want ofvconcwn for those most, deserving of th0 same tanft insti winch brought about a reduction articles, and. .to' make "I' the deflcienctes In icvcnue a propert> ?nd nn was laid ott tho iinprT and th0 free trader JinV the least regard for the poor1 To continue s review of' the. benefits which 'the old country began to derive from the inception of the new fiEcal policy would take more space than wo have at our disposal, It-would sufficient to remark chat commerce '.began lo revive, railways rerol ed an unprecedented dev elop incut, and years- of commercial pros- by healthy. rivalry., cul- In such nioyeriie'nts as .took place protected England years ago, such as the Chartist Insurrections, caused" by want of employment and- the high coat of AV'hateyer strikes and, discontent there have been In Great Britain recently have been caused not through the working of free trade, but., rather ...through enlightenment caused by the progress of education. Th-e workman has conic to see that in many cases he has 'been unfairly treated. He has come to understand the true value of his labor. He has become a thinking individual. And these strikes have only caused tem- porary inconveniences. They have had a way of peacefully settling them- selves, compared 10 thune of days gone by, and Great Britain puraues the even tenor cf Its ways just as if nothing had happened, AB to altruism on the part of those opposed to (lie Chamberlain policy, it is certainly on a more extended than that 'amongst those who nupport it. to confine ourselves (o Canada, means a on British food. In those who champion. the Bume the altruism will ho all in .Ia.vw.ot a limited class who will make tho moal of it to bring prices almoHlup to the level of tho laxed products: of foreign countries .which the system implies. To quote. the To- icntT Star are- placed in llic position of the big boys of the family howling- Tor favors, howling for. lax- itlon on the breul of the mtlc.rchild- reti of (letilrc free and large markets and, no far as England is Too Work (Toronto Globe) The dignified" protest'Of: Mrs. Paw cett, the -real leader of the woman's suffrage movement in Great Britain, against the criminal folly of the hat- chet brigade should have some influ- ence In putting an end to an intoler- able condition of affairs Wilson's Weak Spots (Buffalo The two incidents in Governor Wil- son's career which have put his char- acter' in the most unfavorable light havs been his appficatlpn for. a Car- negie pension and his es on see, I'm only I friendship of Colonel Harvey and of I business; I'm not in Harper's Weekly. ton Transcript. HAMMOCKS. AND CROQUET SETS At a price to tempt the most careful buyer' Here are ones Three Lots Corner oji 7th ,'A-vc. Road) must, be sold at Queen Victoria Park, water, sewer, and electric South, facing east; a spleudtd'sln-ror threi (cod houses. Cm had for snap i TESMS short time _ Freeman MacLeod Co. Dominion Block Phone 1212 THE SECURITIES COMPANY f Estate and Investments OWNERS OF ORNINGSI Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phoiw 1291 Several Excellent Investments 80 Trackage Sitei Choice irrigated land, 'j. to citr Queen, Victoria Park A snap Teims one tenth cash, f 250.00 the C F R Jubdiv-jsion, north Overjteiid ance D ..years at per Easy Termi We have also several 3i ten acre at ?100 per. f acre Terms 1- 1 cash, e have choice building sltw'in nil' parts of the BEST IJUV ance 3 us. hjtgrc bujins, TODAY Wilson SKeith INSURANCES OF ALL KINDS ".WITH RELIABLE INSUR ANCg Opp. Alexandra Hotel C.P. R. Agents Phone 1343 20 per cent, discount off these WP only have a lcf[ in slock, so if yon to scciuc one of Ihc.sc bargains do not flolnv. Come and gel one now. Red Cross Drug Book THIRD AVENUE SOUTH PHONE 896 Trie ability to place his hits is no T f more essential to a' good batsman than to a i good advertiser. The Herald will place your hits in thf homes of the people of ,Lethhridge and district hi t it'.i s a case ot know --not guess ;