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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta j'agc i. THE LETHB1UDGE DAILY 1IEBALP Monday, .Tnly 31, lgM.._' LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD IKVTAmulMH ttO OKOKMPKB Pubtlihed by tht Futalllhlng Co., i4Wful >t SlntK AlOtrMi W. A. Director ind Editor. PHONE: 'PHONE: Edllorlil. ind Newi 1224 Advertising Circulation ind .'eb Utptfc 1252 1 year, 6 months, delivered.....13.00 S months, delivered.....Il.W l month, delivered.......I'- DA1LY SUBSCRIPTION r. by mail c months, by U' Addresses chaugea u often as desired., but both ntw and old dresses miiBt be niveu. WEEKLY HERALD Published Wednesday In clBht or more of tbe newi of tbe local ana awuicw i yetr in advance j j montha, In C Months, in France j THE DAILY HERALD FOR RALE AT Crsnbreok, B, A AtcoJson. .U Diamond City Drug Co. Vancouver, 3. C. World Wldo News Co. Brown 219 ith St. News Co., 705 Riverside Ave. C. P. R- Crou t BooX Store, J. G. Robert- Co.. Jackson ft Cope. Alexandra Hotel, Drug Stora Young Co.. R. W. Hamilton. Plncher D. L. MsCrca. Drug Book Co. Fcrnlc, B. BeaL Medicine AUo en ill The Issue is Clear and Distinct rpHE PEOPLE MUST DECIDE! The persistent obstructive tac- tics of the Conservative party to prevent a vote being taken on re- ciprocity has brought about, as every follower of affairs at Ottawa antici- pated, the dissolution of Parliament, and the Liberal government will go to the country and ask for the verdict of the electors on reciprocity, being unable, on account of the tactics of the Conservatives to pass-a measure which the majority of the members of the House, elected by the people, favored. Government by the majority is not recognized -by the Conservative party. Their course on reciprocity baa been dictated and inspired by the great interests of the country, the wishes of the public and the majority of the people's representatives being cast aside. Reciprocity in natural products had been a Cohiervatlve policy in the past, but so blindly, partisan are Mr., Uorden and his followers, that they forgot the record 'of tho past, and opposed reciprocity from the begin-, ning, .because, not that it" was pre- judicial to tho best interests of Can- ada, tout because it had been secured by a Liberal Qpverpment, and also because tbe great corporate interests told 'them so. Reciprocity can only be made sure ;by voting in support of candidates of tha Liberal party. The Laurlcr gov- ernment secured reciprocity; the far- mers throughout Canada asked for it, and if the farmers want it, they must see that the Liberal administration is returned to power, so that the ag- reement can 'become law. If tho ad- vocates of reciprocity are defeated and the Conservative policy of pro- tection is sustained, the people of this country cannot expect reciproc- ity or tariff reduction of any kind. Why? Simply because the Conserva- tives will have the very good argu- ment that people, when they had the opportunity to secure a lower tar- iff, free trade in natural products, they went to the polls and declared against it. of the farmer In this election is to vote for the Liberal candidates if they want re- ciprocity. If he doesn't want it and desires to put as far away as possible any. reduction of the tariff, then his duty is to vote for tho Conservative candidates. Reciprocity is the par- amount issue. Mr. Magrath will again be the Con- servative nominee In this district. He Is outspokenly anti-reciprocity. Mr. Magrath is an admirable a man of line qualities and of good ab- ility. He was pronounced in his de- clarations in his first campaign that he was an' independent Conservative, yet he has voted as consistently with the Conservative party at Ottawa as the most hidebound meuvber. On reci- procity he could have broken away from his party and carried out the wishes of the majority of his constit- uents, but he remained solidly with the party. No more can he lay claim to independence. He must -be class- ed as an out and out Conservative partisan. In the Macleod constituency the Conservative standard 'bearer will be John Herron, who has been a mem- ber of Parliament for eight years. Mr. Herron's attitude on reciprocity las not been pronounced or sincere. He has tried to play the "face-botb- ways" game, but the people of Mac- eod constituency, unless we are bad- ly mistaken, want a representative who knows his mind long enough to form an opinion and stand by it; His constituents are almost unanimous Tor reciprocity, and yet he has been on and off the fence oh this Question times without number. He has no-claim to the. continued confi- dence of the electorate. .Conservative obstruction has not only prevented reciprocity being pass- ed at Ottawa, but it has caused the West to be left without the repre- sentation Us present population en- titles it to. ,AIr. Borden declared re- ciprocity not pass, and the pol- icy of obstruction was beyond tlie control of the government. Their on- ly course was to seek the voice of the people direct. The Conserva- tives knew that it was impossible to secure redistribution for several mouths, nnd the persistent obstruc- tive tactics would either force the Liberals to abandon reciprocity or go to the country at once. They had their way. Elections are to be held, without the proper representation be- ing given to the West, and the Con- servatives must bear the responsibil- ity. In this election, the vote of the West ought to be unanimous in sup- port of the Liberal party and its pol- icy of reciprocity. Ridiculous cries of annexation and disloyalty will be raised, but the issue must not -be lost in these clouds with which the Con- servatives will seek to blind the elec- tors. The issue is larger markets for the farmers supported by tbe Liberal party and a restricted market advo- cated by the Protectionist Conserva- tive parly. OUR POINT OF VIEW Trust tne The- issue is clear. Tho battle IK on. Swat tlie anti-reciprocity fellow. Spud thei HIjlHurlff Tories. Laurier and larger markets. if you want reciprocity, vote Lib- oral. IMr. h is a nice man, but he is wrong on reciprocity. Yes, "It's time for a Medicine Hat constltiwnuy. The Conservative party is the itnti- everything party. The Conservative party is the pro- party. If it is protection von want vote for the Conservative The Conservatives talked hliii- ruin when the Liberals cairn- to power, nnd they lulled it whori the, Firlding tarifl was introduced and again At .the time the British preterence was announced, yet Canada has in'vor been so prosperous. Don't listen to Conservative talk of ruination because thu Liberals -are advocating more markets for our products. It doesn't mean anything. Govo rnor White, of West Virginia, expressed himself very emphatically Montreal tho other day: "Thero is 'not enough anne.v-atlon spirit in the Tutted he said, "to wad a shot gun. We are not Interested In annexation. This twentieth century belongs to the Canadians for (leyel- opmcnt, and vc say to you 'God bless you, and Cod speed you.' Nothing j would please us .better than to ceo Canada grow, so that In this century (she is in population and wealth, and Jin every respect the "equal of tho Un- jited States, because, after all. It is I the people of the Anglo-Saxon and kindred bloods that have got to stand back to back, shoulder to shoulder and band In haiul, when the great problems of tho coming century, the dominion and control of the world have to be faced." What The Value of a Public Library THE strange disappearance of a girl related In these columns, the probable cause of which is thought to be the influence of read- ing dime novels, points out stronger than ever the need of a public libra- ry. The destructive effect of cheap literature of a morbid and sensation- al type need not be enlarged on. It is sufficiently well known. The taste for reading, like that for any other pursuit, needs educating. An important factor in fostering that ed- ucation is the means of bringing to the knowledge of the public, and par- ticularly the young public, books and writings of an acknowledged, whole- Borne .refined and -interesting stand- ard. This can only he accompliRhed by the establishing of a centra) build- ing, vrhere) iuch could be lo- cated, and to which the public cnn f There, are many authora of sterling ;worth whose names and writings aro not often known, Miff only metnu of making their In hy'a, walk round library. How many a person would fead and relish the gems vt our I It- erature did he only know what they were. How much of the reading pleas nro is lost by an ignorance of its ex- istence? How much of the history of the ancient empires, such as Egypt, Babylon and Persia, which have play ed BO important a part in the develop- ment of the now la not known. The books on these periods are often too expensive for the individual purse, but they contain themes of great in- terest. How many of the public are acquainted with the masterpieces of Balzac and Maeterlinck, to say noth- ing of our own great writers? H is not tho want of desire to read them, were their virtues known, hut the lack of getting into touch with them. The practice of reading should bo Inculcated fn. the young, nnd with it what tq read. It is not. however, of much.use .doing this untoac there in a- means of supplying the new de- sires, and catering for new ttiiteB, H' it, serves no other purpose than of keeping the public Abreast of mod- ern the public library wouUl fulfilled purnnse. Will be Happy Now (Regina Leader.) The Toronto News' com plaint that .he West Is largely peopled by Ameri- cans and radical Britishers 'brought up on Adam Smith and Henry George, s followed by the announcement that he Opposition have decided to orce an election before redistribu- ion. This will have tbe effect of argely disenfranchising these same mericans. and radical Britishers, vhereat the News will doubtless duly Smiths in Congress (Washington The Smith family is doing its duty Congress, and now has nine men n the .House and Senate. Senator ioke Smith, of Georgia, is the lat- tst addition to the Smitbs. He joins Villiam Alden Smith, of .Michigan; Allison D. Smith, of South Carolina, :d John Waiter Smith, of 'Maryland, n the Senate. The House has five Smiths; These .re Charles.B. Smith, of Now York; M. C. Smith, of Michigan, and Sam- iel W. 'Smith- -'Of tho same' stntej Sylvester C. Smith, of California, and Villiam R. Smith, of Texas. Michi- an Is liberal with her Smiths, and as furnished the Sixty-second Con- :ress with one Senator and two re- resentatives. Mr. FItldlng'i Propoial Phoenix.) The Minister o'f Finance, Hon. Sir. 'ielding, has put the issue up square- v to the obstructionists at Ottawa. He challenges them to pass reciproc- .y, and let the people test It for a ear, in the meantime redistribution an be proceeded with, and after the eonle have tested reciprocity the gov- ernment will go 'before them for a verdict on that issue. Surely noth- ing could be fairer. The pact could easily .be repealed in a year without that disorganization of 'business which the Opposition profess to fear would follow upon such a course, and a year would be enough to demon- strate whether or not It has the great possibilities claimed for H foy its framers and supporters. If it has not, the people will soon make themselves heard. Sir Wilfrid's Popularity (Stratford Beacon.) v The London Daily Mail, in its notes of the Royal progress through Lon- don, the day succeeding the Corona- tion, says: "If It is not invidious to single out those who received the most, enthu- siastic welcome after their Majesties, tbe two that must be mentioned are Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Lord Rob- erts." This will on a satisfaction to Can- adians, for if. must tie generally ad- mitted that Sir Wilfrid at home end abroad, is not only an at- tractive personage, but a distinguish- ed statesman. That ho should rank with Lord Roberts in the popular es- timation of the British people is in itself u splendid tribute to his life- work as an Empire-builder. A' Cave In Point (Regina Leader.) "Suspend the demands the Calgary Herald, referring to the pre- sent fuel shortage, and tne necessity of getting in coal from States or any other available source. The Herald, it Is .noted, is one of the anti-reciprocity journals whlph has been declaring day in and day out that anything like a lowering of the tariff wall between Canada and the United States spelled annexation and the disruption of tlie Empire. Suspend the duty, by all means; the Government, we understand, is [already taking steps tantamount to its suspension, but what in the mean- time becomes of the annexation the- jories of the Herald and other mouth- jpieces of the "Big Does not the "Suspend the duty" cry of the. Herald disclose in all its naked- I ness the absurdity of the position tak- en up by the protectionist forces in [this country? Western Canada at the present moment needs coal and needs it (badly, and there are, it is said, hundreds of'thqusarids of tons available in the States for our use provided the tariff wall be re- moved. "Suspend the es- Vcla'ims the- ,.we heartily the duty is in line with the proposed reciprocity in natural products. We welcome the conversion of the Herald and trust 'that it will long continue ro voice' the slogan "Sus- pend the duty." Farm Land Snaps G40 ncrps on Black Spring Ridge, fully improved, 200 acres in crop; all steam plow land. If taken at once, per ncre. 640.acres on Black Spring Ridge, all under crop, 637.00 per acre. Easy terms. We have many more ;good buys in fiirjn lands and it will certainly pay you to examine onr list before buying. Freeman MacLeod Co. Box 679 Phone 1212 The- Standard Securities ------------Company Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF Morningside Suite 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 A Straight Road arid a Claar Inuc (Winnipeg Free Press.) With the passage by United States Congress of the reciprocity agreement, events begin to march quickly at Ottawa. The Government, it is clear, intends to get an early decision on the issue, either from the Canadian Parliament or the Canadian people. With obstruction as tho avoAved policy of thcr Opposition, early action is only possible -by the dissolution of Parliament and an appeal to the el- ectors. The situation suggests dissolution by the end of the present month, with elections by, possible, the first of October. No doubt the new parliament will be called to meet at the earliest pos- sible moment elections. If the government is sustained the reci- procity agreement will be ratified and come into operation, perhaps, by November. The issue.which the Government will thus be able to put to the elec- tors is one of extraordinary clear- ness. they will say in efr feet, "is a reciprocity agreement pro- viding for an interchange of natural products between the United States Canada. H is .what Canada has asked for repeatedly since ISGfi. If you want it vote for it and it will be operative within a If you vote it down, the opportunity will be lost, and it may never recur." In the face of a direct specific chal- lenge of this sort, every other issue will be swept aside and we shall get the as far as tJifs generation is to wheth- er we or do not want, the Un- ited States markets. It is to be had merely ,by the putting forth of the hand. We must take it QT leave it. For a the 'biggest criminal cases with which he was connected, notably, the Tarag- nello and ,Lynn murder cases, and' the- Bawnmoro kidnapping case, the latter an .extremely interesting inci- dent, which'occurred at the time of the -Pacific Coast Seamen's Union strike. The Nanaimo branch of the union, which was very active and cleverly officered, undertook' to kid- nap the. non-union crew of a coaling OH, YOU SPONGE! The pleasure in tlie >isn of a large Bath Sponge needs to be experienced before being fully realized. Now is your opportunity tf> ijet one of these at a very low price: Very Large Bath Size 50c. Medium Bnth Size .40c. Small Ikth Size .25c. See Our Windows The Red Croii Dm; and Book Co., l THIRD AVI, SOUTH. Shades of Columbus (Life.) is the capital of Ohio? 'Think carefully; it was named lf1 a" after of the greatest men that ever lived, "Jack Classifying a Member of Inferior Sex (New York Sun.) her husband a' stick? a buttonhook. A Hopeful Fellow (New York Press.) "What is an "A man whose ibitrap of hope is big- gcj: than the rest of his bead." An Up-to-Date Girl (Puck.) "I asked her to marry me, arid she gave nie a Supreme-Court answer." "What kind of an answer is "Said she would give me six months to re-adjust myself so as to be ac- ceptable." public A BRAVE POLICE OFFICER (Cranbrook Herald.) In the death of Superintendent of Provincial .Police Mr. F. S. HiiBsey, British Columbia sustains a very BC- vere loss. Very much of the splen- did record hf.Id by this province in the matter of the administration of Justice and the enforcement of law and order was due to tho work o( the deceased. He was a quiet, unassuming man, bent only upon the faithful performance of bii duty, hi the pursuit of which no hard- ship was too great, no danger to life limb worthy mometU'i con old- oration, service in all parts of the province, and wherever duty culled him bin work wu admir- ably performed. In early writer wnn closely -associated %'tth HUBHC> In sevaAiI vl This they did in an eminently thor- ough'-manner. Boarding the steamer at midnight, they held up the crew and compelled them to embark upon a schooner ,run up alongside.' The captives were first taken to a nearby 'and there held under guard until the following night, when they were again placed on board the schooner, battened down below hat- ches, and a start made for the Am- erican side. But before the schooner reached American waters, Supcrini tendent Hussey had overhauled ft and brought captives and orpin red back to Nanaimo. The trial of this case proved one of the moit interesting in the annals of British CalumbU crim- inal proceedings. The late" Theodore ttavle, then attorney-general prose- cuting, and Mr. Charles Wilson, who later also filled the office of attorney- general, appearing (or the defence. The late Hon. Peilew', Crease was the trial judge. All'toyl the chief participators in'this lawless ev- ent were due cojirie sentenced to more or Inn heavy terms in the penitentiary." The Taragnello murder case was a.1 specially creditable pjece of on the part of Superintendent 'Hussey, Sand in the Lynn murder'.casa the late I provincial chief gave tlie clearest ev- lldonce of hie and'.-tenacity of, purpose. The writer could pile caso work of the late police superintend- ent in many a difficult and dangerous nase, but he could add.nottoing to the fine reputation earned "by the' deceas- ed in his many years of faithful nnd self-sacrificing service, to his King and country. British Columbia has lost a good man and true. R. I. P. When you require a pure (onic for building up strength during conral- etcence, ailt your merchant to Mad yon bottle of GIL BEY S INVALID PO1RT Wine A Spirit Co. ;