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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta WANT ALL THE PROVINCES TO SHARE N FREE WEDDINGS Cut Rato .Matrimony Low papar, and ClothUr "Aid, ,13001X0. Feb. free'.wed- i- i .STEAD AND CROMWELL Mr. Stead was scandalized that the greatest of England's -rulers, was to.! be' left, out oLthe pro- at the coming London hidtor- If Mr.-Stead would "pose 'AS Oliver they would let him march. i This wa-s very unfair to all the jEd- -tfards and Henrys; fo'r 'every specta- tor would 'be certain to be> on lookout for Olivtr; but if was a great I hit for-the 'Of -course >fr. did not begin to be like Oliver, 'is ,as different as he can-br-rto say nothing flowing famous tawny beard. It was obvious that to' 'flirt' .this role Mr.' Stead .must this 'and the committee may have thought that would settle It. But there are occasions for hero-' ism, and here was one for partial martyrdom in a great'cause, and Mr. resident -in. Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. J. G. H- Bergeron wonted to know why it was proposed that the grant of lands should be the prairie provinces. All the nieji who served in the South African war should be treated alike. Mr. .Oliver said the resolution was introduced in pursuance- of a reso- lution introduced by Col. Hughes last session and unanimously adopt- ed. If an error, were being made it is the error of, the.House and not of the government. The premier agreed that there should4, be no discrimination. He Stead rose it. That he may vindi- pointed out .however, that Cromwell1 in his own person he -will sacrifice even so large and note- able part of his own widely famous personality. No doubt Mr. Stead has a chin, or he vail inevitably lose his fighting reputation. Once there was "a man- with a long flowing -beard; which some bodily "condition required should be removed. He was there- after the.- joke' of the urchins and the; tn of his ow eneration, Tiicbriatned him 'chinams.V For- was .poetic the revelation of a pompous assi We> are .not afraid 'about Mr. Stead's chin.; but has be a wart? A '-wart' 'was a noteable feature of Cromwell's Columbia and', ipntario have already given their volunteers land grants. If the resolution were amended to cover the whole Dominion the vol- unteers in these provinces would, get AN ATTEMPT ON SHAH'8 LIFE Persia, JrVb. at- tempt wua made ia' this, city this afternoon to assassinate the Shah of Persia by a bomb. His majesty was not hurt. Three of s the other riders who 'were accompanying him at the time were The Shah owes his escape to tho precautions taken to protect him from just such" an attempt as waa made this afternoon. He was' on his way to u nearby where he intended to pass a few days. The procession had left the 'palace and was travers- ing a' narrow street when two bombs were hurled at him from the roof of a house. One exploded in tho air bat the .other struck the ground near the "Shah's automobile. This missile killed the three outriders, wounded die chauffeur, and a score of by- standers and shattered the vehicle. The Shah, however, was not in this" automobile, having taken the pre- caution to send the motor car on a- head and ride himself in a carriage The motor car was a closed one and' it waa thought that the. sovereign wag inside. As soon as the Shah, heard the explosion he alighted hurriedly from his carriage and entered a neighboring house. Here he remain- ed quietly while his attendants sent word for u detachment of troops. The soldiers were hurried to the -scene arid formed in front house was. He then came! .rat 'and eurounded by a big body O'uard returned to the palace. The house from which the bomb was thrown and the buildings- nearby were by the police but no arrests 'were made. TAKEN AWAY "FROM THE HAT Medicine Hat, Feb. no official notification has; been re- ceived by Supt. Lawrence, it is un- derstood order will go into effect on March 1 whereby the trans- fer of freight to points west on both the Crow and .main line division of the C. P- R- will be done at Moose Jaw instead of at Medicine' Hat. At GOLD STRIKE IN B. C. Vancouver, Feb. despatch from Hazleton says news "confirminp all previous of the remark- able richness of the pay dirt in new placer gold fields on the Findlay river in northwest British Columbia; was brought by James Battes a who reached here yesterday He came out via the government trail built by the mounted police last year. The news has created'a sensation here and scores of people are pre- paring to join in the stampede as soon as they can get out of the city. Battes has several creek and bench claims. He stated that there is a grUt deal of improsppeu'd ground which promises to equal the locations al- ready made, e He exhibited a pok? of large sized nuggets several ot them wighing over three ounces. He stat- ed that it is not uncommon to wash gravel which goes from to a pan. About twenty miners are win- tering at the diggings. They are short of provisions arid it is'his in- tention to pack in several' loads of supplies: A dozen people have al- ready left here for the new gold fields. Thus far, four different' outfits have arrived here from outpide points on their way to Findlay river. The number includes Frank Watson and Harry Bodine. who "left Vancouver a month ago.- They -travelled' over- land from. -Kitimaat; Mr., Battes ia a placer miner jwjth an extensive ex- perience in the Yukon. He states that: the hew-.-fields promise to; rival the Klondyke and that there is an eiibruious area .of -aurifierous country which will prove well worth prospect- ing. Sluicing operations will fesmued until the middle of April. iTRONG TO WORK Charity Subject Objects to Noitt With Axe LETHBRIDGE COUPLE RAN AWAY TO WED Ottawa; Ont., Feb. hasj !our of the laziest men in this parti country, according week-j "y report of the Children's Aid 80- :iety. The champion lives in Hinton- A load of wood was sent up :o his bouse and later on the society's jonstable, Mr. Cook, called to see low things were going. The wife spoke through the front door, saying it was nailed up, but to come around :o the back. There the constable had :o remain for ten minutes in the cold is "huby was just getting up and tad to dress slowly." Thinking the man was ill, the constable made "haste to enter the louse, and found the man fully dres- ied in the middle of the kitchen floor, yawning and muttering about being awakened. The time waa 1.06 p.m. "Been asked the constable. "Oh, was the reply with a yawn. "I've just been I'm tired." "Eeen asleep long. Many some time. But say, I want a saw sent up to the house. My are no good and my wife mak- es an awful row -when she'Chops the wood. The constable drew a deep breath, and then asked the "sleeping -beauty" outside. "I'll show yon who needs a saw. Come The "Beau- ty" declined with a yawn. The other men are riot so bad but one is peculiar. This chap eent out for charity, arid then hustled for. "money" to buy medicine. He re- fnsed medicine itself, and said he wanted to to his pocket." of land It is necces- prosent this will make little or no Jones, and Miss Mary Heijrbes, and Mr. Stead must either j Saskatchewan and Alberta. saty for the government to act in .regard to the prarie provinces because of the Dominion land there! The other provinces are at liberty to do as British, Columbia and Ontar- io have done. The house had" been persuaded to pass the resolution of last session by Col.-Hughes- Mr. Bergeron proposed to amend the resolution. ;by substituting "Can- ada" for the provinces of-Manitoba; one or buy one, if he ia to .im- p'ersocats Cromwell with any veri- -similitude.-; .'As" for; the" sacrifice of .Mr. Stead's beard, it conies at a time Dr. McTntyre, Strathcona, said the Federal government had not absolute control of the lands west but was administrator of them. The. mo- are told that beards arc! ment they alienated they fall un- again, whereby he may der the control of the province. It would be unfair to the West to give coming in "be. as much out of "the. frivplous fash- ion' without' a beard as hitherto he has been with" one. Should this re- riult he may "count it all joy to" per- .petrat the 'sacrifice, especially should the bereavement reveal a Cromwell. HAVELOCK LICENSE BY-LAW the men whqse claims have already by the provincial governments lands in. the .West. The-, opposition view was'. supported by Armond- Lavemge, of Montagny. Col..Hughes said that when he first proposed a reward for volunteers af- ter the close of the South African -war the premier objected because it was diftxience ia the staff in the local freight sheds, but in the busy sea- son it means the employment of about a dozen or fifteen additional truckers and checkers and a couple of clerks. One set of dispatchers has been laid of in Medicine Hat until the railway business picks '.wp, when the summer schedule goes into effect again on the line. It is expected that the additional passenger service will begin about. March 15.. Great Falls, Feb. Tribune publishes the. following despatch from Collins, Montana: Last Saturday evening there arriv- ed at Collins Edgar K. Jones, ac- companied by his sister Miss Ethel all residents of -Lethbridge, Canada. The President Sherman Advances His Views on Labor Legislation Havelock, Out., Feb. 27.-The vote at that time whether, the on. a. by-law to raise hotel jvfest lands were vested in -Federal ".licenses fronr to carried by majority of 93. only 55 votes being polled against the proposal The by- "j." coes into forcr. on Aluy 1, Three hotels are affected and the propirio- t-ors declare they will get out of busi- ness. MAY SELECT faR. PRESTON Toronto, Feb. name of T. government or provincial government. After the settlement of that question the government gave the decision in its present iorm. Iseverthelesa he be- lieved that it should not be confined to the western provinces. All volun- teera should be treated alike. Mr. Turin" said that he would not object to an amendment making it clear-that the'volunteers will receive land in the provinces in which they -question of -education technical and industrial A KNOCKER 'H. -Preston, for Brant, is] in local Sir Frederick Borden said the Fed- aa a probable member of the) era! government should recognize the. to be appointed by the j sovereignty of the prairie provinces Dominion government to consider the .over their lands and views of the provinces should be obtained before they are given away. Resolutions have been passed by the governments of Saskatchewan and Al- asking the. Federal government Occasionally one will hear the re- j to reWSTCj the men who went to South "1 wish I were out of this and then one ieels like say- .ing "I wish you for a man who stands on the street corners, -shewing and- spitting, telling obscene stories> cursing the town, finds fault with his grandmother because she -was a woman, claiming that the .merchants are a bunch of thieves, "that the lawyers, and newspaper men skin a man to the finish, and scheme because of its costs. Becom- whole lot more, is a nuisance and ' abomination. Any town present- :-ed with one or more such worthies_ be justified-in exercising cow- hide authority on the, bosom of their pants. No one is obliged to live he is not suited. If one has .not an encouraging word for the bus- mess enterprise and institutions of the town., he should shut up and go away. If things don't suit him let him go wehre they will. A growler sorehead in a town is an enter- prise-killer every time. It would pay a. town .to donate him and tell him Victoria, B. Feb. "berg day was observed here by a lun- given by the Canadian Club South-African veterans at the Em- .About sixtey members the various Canadian contingents that "the' front were present] Africa from the West. OLD AGE PENSION Halifax, N. 3.. Feb. report of the commission appointed last year to investigate the question of old age pensions in Nova Scotia de- crees against the general pension mendation that the pension scheme, be confined to coal miners, who al- ready have their .relief societies, also recommends formation of a provincial relief society with all relief societies in the province as branches under the same constitution and by-laws, the establishment of old age pen- sion and disability fund entirely separate from the relief society. WHITNEY SILENT Toronto. Ont., Feb. monster deputation from the Ontario branch of the Dominion Alliance today asked' Premier Whitney for repeal of the three-fifths clause and banishment of bars from the province-Premier Whit- ney csprftrtSftd sympathy with the temperance clause but made no de- finite statement aa to the repeal of the clause. He said announcement of his policy would bef made later." Edmonton, Feb. Bulletin .says: "The Alberta Government has re- deemed its promise to' the- coal miners although we would have liked it to have gone somewhat further." This was the statement made by 'F, H. Sherman, of Taber, president of Dis- trict IS of the United Mine Worker? of America to a Bulletin representa- tive this morning. Mr. .Sherman has been in the in the interests of the coal miners of the province watching the legislation of the gov- ernment with reference to workmen. Asked for his .opinions with regard to the Workmen's Cmpensation Act as passed by the committee of the Legislature Mr. Sherman said: "On behalf of. the United Mine Workers of America, the largest body ,of organized labor in the province, I desire vk> say that the labor legisla- tion passed at this session of the Le- gislature, while not all that we have hoped for, is a great improvement on old conditions. We believe this le- gislation to be an houest attempt to place the. wage-earners of this pro- vince on an equal footing with the the workers of other provinces in the Dominion. However, this legislation, while good as far it goes, cannot settle the question of labor and capi- tal. We accept these new laws only aa an installment of what is due the workers of this country. The Alberta Government has redeemed its prom- ises to the coal miners, although it has not gone aa far as we would have liked it to have gone. "We desire to thank the entire Le- gislature for their, unfailing courtesy to our representatives and for the considerate treatment we have re- ceived at their hands. "The passing of the eight hour bill will remove what has been a bone of contention between us and our em- ployers in this province for aoaic years, and therefore will tend in the direction of industrial peace. "The Workmen's Compensation Act will result in greater care being tak- en for the protection, of the livea and limbs of the wage earner, and af- ter all, that is what.we require, for you cannot give adequate compensa- tion to the widow and orphans for the loss of their bread winner, nor to a. for the lOSS of liiS liuiua. "The Compensation Act places a value on the lives of our workmen, and we know from experience that steps will be. taken by employers of lauc'r IAI .'inclxidirsg ?OTTK? who t-ook-pftr-t in-the' Toronto. Feb. Ontario final struggle with 'Cronje and "In forty per cent, cf the. local members of the first contingent were killed or woiindeu. Speaker Eberts government is taking Out of the con- tractors hands a contract for the lust forty miles of the Tcmiscanung Northern Ontario railroad, because of of the House, and Lieut. Brace i failm-e to carry the provisions of were the sneakers of the occasion, the contract. "A man he said- feels freer STCONG ARGUMENT FOR FREE TRADE Edmonton, Feb.' speech of Dr. Clark in the Federal constituen- cy of Bed Deer, at the Young Ldber- al Club of Edmonton was an expo- sition of the trade question as was never before beard in the ca- pital city of the province. The learned, doctor went into -on exhaustive analysis of the ta- a 'wonderful 'vporiod'vof deVelopi and was nbt apparently kwt by great excess of imports -over Owing to her vast natural she could afford ouch Tho exports in the iron ia United States have stated seventy years the iron States will be exhausted. of exports was accounted vast sums of British cd. The Duke of Rutland of the Texas Land Co. which o acres. The Duke eriand was head of another that exploited the products of 000 acres in Mississippi, not for tlw benefit of the United States, but for the benefit of Englishmen. Germany had a mania for excess outbound German manifacturers went wo Imic as to dump -their wares on below cost, thus: ishing their own, resources" creasing the cost to the >co at home. Dr. .Clark cited the' stance of steel bullets. AJ ago Germany began to, bullets into England: "f'H.ugh- Bell. great shipbuilder, and "a Tory, the cheap bullets in'JUfe cf steamships 'which Germany again. ers could stand that as mans could do. BEFORE THE BAR OF Protection could not create, That was the result of labor... SIXTY ELEVATORS TO BE BUILT Winnipeg, Feb. Fisher, rep- British Consolidated- mills, London, Eiig., returned home yesterday after a- visit to Manitoba and the West He favors a proposal young: people (seemed to be in a quart. build sixtey grain elevators in dary, and 'on .Postmaster Orr tender- ing them his good offices, it was learned- that they had .left Lethbridge early Friday morning and driven .64 miles by.private conveyance -to Sweet Grass, where they had taken the train, and that they were in search of some one authorized to the auptial knot. The matter having been- brought to the notice of Mayor Ben Feist, on Sunday morning he dispatched Mr. Jones post haste to Choteau, his return with the license. Justice of the Peace DeHaas. on Sunday, ev- ening, at 7..30, gracefully performeS! the ceremony which made Mr., Jones and Miss Heighes one. Jack Angus acted as best man, and the groom's sister, Miss Ethel Jones, as brides- maid. The bride looked altogether lovely in a dress of and all the townspeople of Collins in joyful attendance. After cer- emony an elegant repast was served in the Corey dining room. Among those present were Sir. and Mrs. Corey. Mr." and HrS. Feist, Mr. and Mrs. Orr, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Hollabaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Crane, Mrs. Mann, Messrs. M: A, Corey, B, E, "Corey. and Hiidreth. Tho wedding festivities were con- cluded Monday night with a dance in the school house- given in honor of the young and happy couple, who left on Tuesday's north, bound train for Lethbridgc, where the groom has a prosperous business, and where it is hoped "all will be' and that no international complications will arise. The authorities of Collins invite attention to the fact that their town is the most favorable point on the railway in Teton county for a "Gret Canada" -west-this summer. MIXED MARRIAGE IN TORONTO Toronto, Feb. An event which is creating qmte a stir here was an- nounced in this -city 'recently, "when invitations were sent out for the mar- riage of Miss Aimee' Falconbridge to Captain Douglas Young. It is an- nounced to take place in St. James Cathedral on March 3. Miss Falconbridge who is a charming j riff problem comparing low tariff with high tariff or free trade with protection. The address was distin- guished lucidity and incisiveneae and evidenced the philosopher's mas- tery, of theory and principle and "the practical statesman's' grasp 01 tbo complicated operations of interna- tional and domestic trade. -Tbo spca ker was listened to for over an hour and a half with undivided attention by on audience ol 300 young men to whom the able deequisition was; an intellectual feast. The speaker in his inexorable ar- raignment of the sophistries of pro-" tectionists developed his 'subject with a masterly hand. He culled protection to the bar of authority, to the bar of theory and -to the bar, of facts, closing with the telling in- dictment that protection was essen- tially class legislation and cauwsd an unjust distribution of wealth taking from the poor and making them poorer, -and giving to the rich and making them richer. Russia, point- ed out the speaker in his closing per- oration was a land of high protection but a land of great dukes and serfs, a land of banks for the rich few, and only alma boxes for the people. A-t the conclusion of his speech a vote of thanks -was heartily accorded Dr. Clark. The speaker began by outlining the importance of the subject as. of international, '.--moment'.- andr concern, On.the question of tariff the .two. po- litical parties in Canada held oppo- site views. With respect -to the Con- servative party he cited -the atti- tectionist countries, tude of Mr. Borden as stated in the House of Commons in 1902 when he declared for? a tariff like a Chinese wail, or. as the Canadian Mpnufactur ers' Association would have had it as high as Hainan's gallows. JThe position of .Liberal was succinct- ly stated in the platform adopted at the provincial convention of that par ty in Calgary in October. changes in the tariff reduc- tions-. in- man with- his only agency In tfca-V to create raw earth and hands was the world ordaiaed did protection It was a notorious fact -that tlJfc industry was being" forcedf out' ot Germany. ed States. Fraser firm, owned large London, England. So it was witna A Co., a iron works 'Thompson an American Electric firm, ofe tablished at'Rugby. Then there wsa the Westinghouee firm. employiiC" English artisans, and 'several ptfior great manufacturing'firms that attracted to England EVIDENCE OF AUTHORITY The authorities on trade and tariff young society is the daugh- Miss Falconbridgej although lather is lias ter of Chief Justice Falconbridge, while her fiance is a 'captain of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, and aide- de-camp to the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. He "is the son of Lieut. Col. D. D. Young, of Kingston, and served in the South African war. her been brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, and has been a constant at- tendant at, Our Lady of Lourdes CKurch, to which Archbishop O'Con- nor's residence is annexed. Her mother, as is wellknown, is a Eo- Catholic. Capt. Toung is .a stant. It is understood that the Roman Catholic Archibishop of To- ronto refused a dispensation. man and so exchantre their.surplus produc tions. Its ethical basis was the' greatest good to all.. It .went even further than the greatest, good to the greatest number. The greatest Hit the Collector Ovar the Head with A Poker and Laid Him The financial stringency is causing strenuous times. Yesterday John Tudor of No. 3 was collecting some accounts for one of the city stores when ho ran into a whole pack of na Groen." and when it gets too trouble. He presented a bill to Joe chilly for Cupid in Canada he will always tendered a warm and hos- pitable welcome ia Collins. DIVIDEND FOR L.ERO1 Rossland.. B. C., Feb. London cable today announced a dividend of two shillings for Leroi No. 2 making a total dividend since 1905 of four- teen shillings. "War Eagle and Centre show higher values and War Eagle has just shipped 120 tons going per ton in gold during the last six months of 1907. The company's properties, comprising Centre Star group, Ross- land; St. Eugene group, Moyie; and Snowshoe mine, Phoenix, shipped tons. This company also own trail smelter at which the aver- age amount of ore and by products Woswald, who got very wratby at the idea of being asked to pay. He grabbed John's list of names and after, a scuffle put them in the fire. As the collector remonstrated, Joe picked up a poker and hit the finan- cial agent ovor the jaw with such force as to knock him out complete- ly. He -was taken to the Hospital where Dr. sewed him 'up but he thinks he may have to take out a piece of the bone yet. The case is up this afternoon before Magistrate Humphries. MASKED MEN AT COBALT Cobalt, Feb. masked men armed with revolvers, held up the occupants of two houses here Tues- day night and relieved them of their .smelted was 116 tons per day, the valuable's. In one place they got amount of lead silver bullion pro- duced daily was 42 tons averaging per ton, copper matter 15 tons per ton. The arnonutj TO JOIN U. M. W. OF A. several hundred dollars and the other very little. of pig load produced by the Trail was daily average, at per ton. Halifax, Feb. P. W, A. lodges in Nova Scotia are discussing the advisability of affiliating with {the United Mine Workers of Ameri- Ou Thursday ca, but no definite decision has beoii Lonadon, Feb. Chamber- lain accompanied by Mrs. Chamber- lain, left London for the Riveria where they will remain for several' months. Mr. Chamberlain's health conirmes to improve slowly. afternoon from 3.30 until 6 Mrs. C. S. Pinglu was at a very en- joyable party. Each guest was re- quested to bring her earliest photo, and guessing who each photo repre- sented was no end of Tho priz- es were won by Mrs. C. F. Smith, Mrs. A. B. Harris and Mrs. Evcrard. Mrs. Pinglo was assisted by her sis- ter, Miss McLeay, of Lethbridge, and Miss flnmle. Mrs. C. F. Smith pour- ed the tea. reached. uo. a en, WL- win certainly go after the Stanley said Manager Lee of the Maple Leat Hockoy Club, who won tho cham- pionship of the Manitoba league this were almost unanimously in favor of Protection was no cure for unem- ployment. The streets ,of Berlin, New York, and Chicago attested Canada with her moderate tariff weathered' the recent' depression better than G-ermany or the United States. X.loyd George, president of the Mel tish Board of Trade, speaking icen-tly of the general depression said that only the "shallowest ebb" could. be detected in British trade. The speaker then proceeded to por- tray xhe condition of British indus- try and the social condition" free trade in w: ainst the great natnes of Adam Smith in Scotland, Bastrat in France, Ruskin, Spencer, Mill, Peel, I people at the time of, the repeal of t the Corn to Chamberlain himself who speaking in. 1885 said that there were bread riots Russell, Bright, Cobden, and and burnings in stone in England, and Henry George eiy comer' Protection was the bUght in America there were none to take the lists for protection. There were no authorities on the side of.protec- tion, except, a few unknown prpfssa- prs in some American Colleges and George E. Foster THEORETICAL BASIS The true and absolute basis of trade was the desire of men. or na- of commerce and the crime among the people. "Continuing, he quoted Emerson. who visited England in 1847 and in Lancashire found the country Depopulated. tha game- To- [pie within a miles and operate the greatest and cotton mills in the world. In, tions to. buy in the cheapest and eeV -Bolton alone over looms had. in the dearest market of the been added to the cotton factories last year. The-crowning" glory of free trade in England -was what it had done for shipping. Today Great Britain and. Ireland built more ships every good to all, meant the greatest good 'j than the rest of the world put to- to the consumers. An. individual gether. Protection had banished Am was a consumer of 100 things to one that he produced. Protection in its essence was used to prohibit the importation of cheaper and better goods and caused a diversion- of ca- pital to less productive and profit- able channels. It impaired the cheap ness and efficiency of production. The imposition of a tariff was tanta- mount to an acknowledgement by the domestic manufacturer that he could not manufacture as successfully as his foreign competitor which in- volved u loss of capital. To show that trade was 'an inter- change of commodities Dr. Clark took up the trade returns of Cana- da. He showed :hnt the only varia- tion was dn the articles of and that the experts of coin and bullion practically the same. Much has been said of adverse balances of trade. Would wise men have >.cil England was hastening to decay c- cause her imports exceeded her ex- ports. The nation that had the great cst so-called balance of trade from the protectionist point of view was Italy, yet that was a country of ex- treme misery and squalor of the mid- die and lower class. The experts of the board of trade of Great Britain had conducted an inquiry into the erican shipping from the seas. v Thft stars and stripes had been ocean, and a whose veins was the blood of Vi- kings had been driven from the sotur of commerce. "The Lrusitahia was the concrete an- swer that trade was ruining British trade and commerce. The British flag etill held the primacy of the seas. It waa often held ap in favor of protection that it was the cause of high w-ages in the United Wages wore absolutely ruled by the law of supply and'demand; Wages were higher in America because were fewer people. The labor supply- was less than in England. The pop- ulation of the United States was 21 to the square mile, while in England vt was 558 to 'the square mile. This factor alone was responsible for the difference in the wages scale. A fairer, comparison was to take England- and Germany. In Berlin the aver- age weekly wages were 24 shillings, compared with 42 shillings in Lon- don, and' 36 shillings in the English- provinces. The chief indictment against pro- tection was that it affects an unjust, distribution of wealth. It establish- ipt.ernational trade of Great Britain cs a 'commercial system under which a few years ago. The total trade the rich become richer and'the poor stood at sevan hundred and eighty million pounds sterling.' The finding of the experts indicated that three hundred millions represented approx- poorer. -Russia example of the extreme and baneful effects.'.of ft protective'fiscal .system. It was- a land of Grand Dukes 'at one pole of imatcly the exports of. the nation society and peasant serfs at the'oth- and three hundred millions were the remaining one hundred and eighty pounds sterling to be accounted for? Ninety millions represented the rev- cr. As you went to the ;banks., of St. Petersburg the sight was the alms poor. most familiar boxes.for the cnue from English shipping and nine- The free trade propoganda ty millions more represented t.he in- I in 'England.. said the terest on English capital invested in j and gave the instance of XtOrd Cro- j foreign countries. j mer, the great. Imperial The United States was referred the Unionist Free Trade ,Club in by the friends oi protection as a su- j Glasgow lost December whore he con- promo, example of the success of the week. The team expects to leave i protection fiscal system. It wc.s here at the end of next week. true tluvt the United States enjoyed tooded that free trade should Con- tinue be the basi.s of England's fiscal policy. ;