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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 16, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta ;.TITE LKTIIBRIIKiE DAILY TIEHALT) Juiw LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMKIR W7 'l ty Ltthtridge Hiri'i Publishing LM OSrOng-it Hi o-fflte, AlbtrU, W. .A. SUCHANAN Mfciuglng Director T, w. QVIAYLE Wliajlnp Edltof JOHN 1224 And let 1252 OAILV SUBSCRIPTION RVTES dOTCIKl SSe. C BJDths. Vj- relll 1 W ntU He. AS cttta it ielirea. bu niit bs iVrea. 'THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Cross rtrus Book Store; J. 1ms for the movement should the'IHiioirisHs'lie rclumvtf to powr. s this iu iiiifuViiiut willi the n'tii'ue of Mr. Joseph Cham-' be i lisii" connected with the policy, in thai he was onc'-of its most powerful expoueuts, sin cxt-erpt from his sueech delivered in the when he mi imicnl'nuostle of the school of Cobdcn mid Bright is interesl'uiji- 'This is published in the Grain Growers' (mule ami is dated tiirmiiijjlmin, 1885.'. Speaking of the manu- fucture.by inetms of liis family acquiird its pi-cseut for- tune, Mr. Chamberlain gives the following incident iu his1 com- mercial "At llie time 1 am speaking llie Americans had a duty of abnut-100 per cent, on scievis. That to protect (liis pool- iivJiistry, to keep it in-the country for the benefit1 of the working classes. "Well, in spite of lhat duty of iOO per cent., we were'-ublc lo send screws there, and did send very largo quantities. -What happened? The American manufacturers here :md they said, 'We arc making 100 per cent, upon our capital. If you continue to send screws lo America we shall, of course, be obliged to reduce our prices. Thnt will shut you out, bnt'il will reduce our profits. That won't be yo'od for'either of us. Nciw.jleViis make a bargain. We'll pay you'so much a year to sit still, and not seud a screw lo America.' Well, they did and niv firm received a handsome income for years from the American manu- facturers, protected as they were by the folly and stupidity'of tills -p'lxiteclioiifsf 'legislation. received from Ihoso manu- facturers a -ye_ry'. considerable income to sit slill with 'folded! arms and seiul.no screws to America. Weil, after a KlUfi while these American linmufuclurers went to Congress, and they said; here, here is a native manufacture deserves piolccliim, employs a lot ofVorking people in danger of being mined by competition from abroad.- 'You must raise .the duties.' And llicy- did raise the duties io about 120 or InO per and then, of course'.'oiir income ceased, and were shut out. now I want you to see who are the losers in this tliing. Not the American manufacturers, who were able lo make 100 per cent, upon thetr capital and pay us R handsome subsidy, and uot the foreign manufacturers who received the handsome subsidy. The only people who suffered were the working classes of Jhe United States, who had to pay more for every screw .they used, and even- manufacture in which they were engaged ed and trammelled by the additional cost lhat was put upon their naleiiiik. They, and they alone, fjorc the burden of this tax upon their .industry and thc-ir labor. Well, gentlemen, if other people choose to cut oft' their lails, arc you going to he so foolish? 1 tell you that :iriy.proposal to lax commerce is a proposal profits in the pockets of particularly favored As a further sidelight on the much debated question as lo the rate of wages in free and protected countries, the following part of the same speech is illuminating: "1 travelled ahrotul at that weiil to-French-and German and other factories, and I knew.all Ihat .was gqing on, and in every ease the wages of the'working people who making the same, article were sonic j cases one-half of what we were anil ihe time in every case' longer, In France, for instance, they worked twelve hours a day -when we. were working nine hours. I'say iu every case; I should say in even' case In'Amcrica the people got higher wages than they 'did in the cpsl of living jvas very much greater, and their not so good-.as lhat of our workmen. 'AVell, i asked just now .who bencfiletj by 'Clearly the working classes'in lirigland bejitfiled free trade, ,-1 OUR POINT OF Medicine Hal is rapidly gelling into; the city class.' -T'lie Urmi is thihking-of installing a fire alarm system now, Macleod is supporting a pretty clussy which is a fairly good reflection'of- the-factyhMrJia.clcp.d'-js.a pretty classy town. Tlie people of Tabcr are unloaded for that seven miles order-to save the ladial charter. wlab artist 'AtabiS pi t aecon'd lining' Connie' somewhaf H.'s 1'r. v the- raallpr with you, Iw siktt Ihe-tefiifkd youngsfeV as Vfndli' he uhlch was not mWlnklt-, kindly. lo gel the tall jy'cf thV tbe pilch- fr. "You're mighty right joti can't got (t qve; tile JlacV, Jiis teered conilltion raucl; agginMiiei. ['And 'I'll lell you Every tltno rou afart.lt over they knock It back at Popular Magazlno got up.i f ifarted ri tbo i po'lfcem'an, "to arquni iu'.o 1 L, 1 met It ira( too at 06arr 'It iiifaUi.-' Wo not to tlnne. In the of heivcn" -we are both fnnocect, It n-ag not our. fault thai not ptraitlei 'to each other until (ach of nil mar. life. But li'ere'j-llttle tatlitutlon ID Wcifi so 01 lo'rlng each other uoW thosreit day IfirLll no Mmitrw decenary for iu to dwell we? Is that to tor' can tellt'But It be some Ume.. Don't you'b'dlovo that all at last'unfled In I Jtrdvr'thet thirt, some dar, when the'bofai lhat restrain vi now art broken, wa vhill be to rusli other's anj Ihe Joy thill-lait.forefer.' us till {Ken tie and''pbtaiC. and V.' I5'. "Thsnki." 'lo jlianlc lake ai'Io'nf chance aa.lhat.'1 ;