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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 7, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, Mnrvh 7,1911. TTTF T.ETHBRIDGE DAILY HEHALU Paire 5 '1 FIRST MEETING OF THE MISSION in charge of Rev. W. Patterson, D.D. and ^ W. Weaver In Knox Church , WEDNESDAY MARCH 8th at 8 p.m. FOR RECIPROCin Fertile Plains Union Passed Resolution - Declare their Loyalty to Britain too DEATH OF TARIFF REFORM HERALDED WITH REUEF London Daily Mail, the Most Popular Unionist Organ, Says Reciprocity Has Killed Food Taxet, and Briuah Tories Arc Glad that This Mill-stone Is Off Their Nocks. The London Dally Mail, owned by effect with the propoitioti of working-I.ord NortUcIiffe, probably reaches the men on the electoral registers, but ev-masaes as does no other Knglishjerywhere in metropoiilaii constltuen- day following, the Mall substantiated its position with an article from Its "Election Correspondent," part of which Is here reproduced. What has the "No l^ood Ta.k" cry Jieen worth to the Radical Party? It has been the chief factor in evei\ Hadical success since tariff reform lias been the political issue. There hare been very few bye-eleciions of importance during the past ten years vhich as special correspondent of the Daily .Mail I have not attended, and during each of the three general elections that have occurred in that period ] have seen somethinpr of the fighting In tlie great industrial centres and in the small towns and villages of country divisions in all parts of the country. ^^ince 1004 I can recall no Radical victory that has not been due to the popular apprehension of dearer food, and no I'nioniat fight that lias not been clogged and impeded by the same factor. I am not concerned to argue the.truth or falsity of the cry,' hut its effectiveness has been unmistAlcealjlo mid universal. It has varied in local has heen most operative against tariff I reform in constituencies whose staple industries have suffered most severely from foreign competition. In the slum districts of great cities, where the worst poverty is to be found, the tariff reform candidates have fared worse from the cry of the little loaf. Take a London constituency such as Ho.xton, where there is a great deal of casual and uncertain employment, where people Uve from hand to mouth, and the greatest problem of life is the problem of the next meal. There is no political question of such moment there as the cost of food. The situation is much the same in North Manchester. There I watched a strong X'^nionist candidate carry the constituency with him on tariff reform arguments, and saw liim swamped at the poll by the dread of dearer food. To hungry people the possible increase of Bow Island, Marcli 7.-The Fertile Plains Farmers' Union are expeotinK th> arrival of six thousand bushels of oats very soou- They are quite concerned lest the reciprocity agreement fail of ratification. They heartily approve of the .compact., and passed the following- resolutions at their last meeting : "Whereas, there is at the present time a tremendous cITorl heinR made by nianufacturer.s and capitalist.? to discredit its ratification by claiming it means the ultimate annexation of Canadft to the United States and that there is a secret understanding betweeifi the governments of the two countries to,this end, and "Whereas, we believe it will greatly tend to the prosperity and advancement of Canada by giving her products a larger market, and by reducing the cost of things wo need to buy, and to encourage railway building in our territory, and "Whereas, we believe tliere is no secret agreement or understanding be- tween the governnrents of the two-countries, and that the compact will in no way encourage or stimulate th� thought of ultinrate annexation to the United States, and "Whereas, it takes two to make an agreement, and believing that the sen timenfc of Canadian people,- including the Americans settled among us is one of loyalty to Canada and Canadian independence and opposed to ever becoming a, part of the United States, now therefore, "Be it resolved,, that we urge our lepro.sentativc, C. .-V. Magrath, M!p., to support the measure and do all that he rightfully can to secure its passage. "Second, that we deprecate anrf denounce the efforts of interest* enjoying special bounties and protection to discredit the measure by means of the annexation cry. "Third, that we are for Canada first, last and all the tim(;_ to work out her own national destiny and not to be an adjunct to the United States." Sixty Years the Standard mm k Cream of Tartar PiNrder Made from 6ra|Ms NO ALUM SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST AN M. P. FROM QUEBEC villages, in country towns, in agriciil tural villages, it has filled the minds of the poor people. It has exacerbated Knglish polities enormously, has set the classes in opposition to one another, has embittered all the old hostilities of master and man, of landowner and cottager, of farmer and laborer, of church and chapel, and has infuriated the womenkkul of the work-|a farthing on the loaf is a matter of ing classes to a degree unremember- greater moment than any question of ed in political history. It has caused Politics or commerce. JTariff reform stones to be thrown, insults and oxe-jin every industrial constituency has cratlons to bc flung, violence of deed! appealed to the moderate Liberal and word to be employed as they havel workman ot skilled employment more not been since the tierce old days of; strongly than any Conservative propos-the fight for popular liberties. al of recent times. Liberal speakers. Exacerbated Politics I such as Dr. Macnamara, have recog- In the early months of the tariff' nized and admitted the appeal it makes reform progi-amme I recall a convei-,to the fighting instinct and Tiatriotlsm satiou at a trade union gathering willrof the Kuglish working iXin. a prominent Labor organizer. i ad-! Influence of Of her Issues vanced the opinion that tariff reform | ti,^ h,terminable eaucation question would kill the gJ-oiving Labor move-]^^.^^ i, ^ ^^^^ to compromise ment. because it would bring employ- proposal of a tax on bread- ers and employed together to the dls- gt,ffg j^,. purpose of Imperial cussion of a nuestion m which theirj ^..^f^^^.^^,^ suggested the issue of the '"^'^ibig and little loaf, and pushed, moder- inl.erests were identical. "You wrong/' he said, ''as wrong as you can ^^.o ' uirci^^b^^^^V^: be The suggestion of food taxes wHl ^,3ti,^ set the masters and the men so far . . . . apart that their commou trade interests will never Ije eonsidered." He In tlie agricultiiral districts as the last two elections have shown, the la- Ottawa, March 7.-.\delard Lanctot Liberal member for Richelieu, stands charged before tlic House of Commons with having used his position as a member to have government employees and government supplies u.sed in building his house at Sorel. I-Tis accuser is p. E.-Blondin, Con.serva-tive Nationalist member for Cham-plain, who alleged that paint and other goods wore taken from the stores and that seven ov eight men working on the government dock at Sorel worked on Lancl;bt's house, the total value of material being between $1,000 and ji,200. Mr. Lanctot said ho was glad the matter had been brought up. He explained that he was building a hoiuse and was unable to get men locally and had to Ijc itway from home, a great deal with his wife who was ill in the Adirondacks. He had (got some material from, the government stores and had also asked the foreman to alldw men with spare time tn work for hini. A record of all had been kept. Hp had several times asked for his bill, but thp liread out of the hungry children's mouths. The services at election limen of important pro-fessioual sppakers have'been relied on duriuH ihe jiast five or six years more than over lieforo by Unionist candidate's, wliile on the Radical side there has lieeii a plethora of eager and fluent local orators. The patient speakers of the Tarltt Reform League have everywhere had to fontend at their open-air iiioeflngB with unmannerly in-terruiitiouD or actual disorder. And in almost every poor working-class lioimehold in the country there had been one polidclan whose atten-lion no argument could turn from tin consjderaiiori of the cost of the loaf- the wife and mother. Woraou have been prominently concerned tn every scene of disorder that has occurred iu recciu elections. 1 was (Hiking yesterday to some Un i'oni.sts in Kast St. Pancras. typical London working-class consii HAPPENINGS AT RAYMOND Raymond. March 5.-R.A. Gillies, our popular jeweler, returned from Lethbridge this morning, where he has been for a couple of days making arrange-menta for costumes, etc., for the big minstrel show which will be put on by a local compaiy in the near future. H. Y. Cannon Is expected home In a few days from Salt Lake City, where he just underwent a very suoceBsful operation for appedlcitli. A. Drybngn. representing Grey and Company, of Minneapolis, Ir in town repairing the leaks in the water main. A meeting ot the town council was hold in Ihe council chanvber on Thursday eveniUR last. In the absence of Capital, Rest and Vidlviiled Proiifs $S,644,790. Tolal Assels Over $44,000,000. What Has DanMrCot To Do With Bddncu ? You .�ce the �tatement e*ery day that tho one cause of baldness la dan- Bu! U it? True, d;ights is just recei^-ed. This paper is published by the student body of H. B. Hanson, president of the Barons Board of Trade, has addressed the following letter to the Lethbridge Board of Trade: In a late numtoer ot the Dally Herald I read the editorial mention of a scheme intended to ibenefit the jobbing businesB of Lethbridge, namely, the formation of a demonstration or soliciting committee, to go from place to place Jn Lethbridge territory, with the purpose of the retail trade of the amaller towns that your city Is the proper place to replenish their stocks of merchandise. It goes without saying that this is an excellent scheme, and proves that the Lethbridge Herald Is awake lo the possi-hillties of Its home city as a jobbing centre. Now what I say hereafter is intended, if possible, to benefit the smalltown merchant, as well .is the jobber and retail merchants of Lethbridge. The merchant of the small town within a radius of .30 miles from Lethbridge is hindered in getting as -good prices for goods, as for iostance, towns within the same distance of Calgary are getting. This condition exists because of the fact that certain jobbers in -your city have been In the habit of selling to farmers four or five spools of barbed wire, for instance, at the same price or rate a merchant would have to pay the same jobber for fifty spools. It a farmer came in and wanted five gallons of machine oil or coal oil, the jobber would sell him, instead of'leavlng that to the retailer. The retail merchant ot Lethbridge found himself forced into selling to farmers in the saiue manner and at the same jobbers' prices, in order to diapoae of his sometimes large slock of staple goods. The habit became more and more fixed and gradually atfectM the sale and prices of other goods, not only to the detriment of the Lethbridge merchant, but the small-town dealer as well, for the farmer can drive thirty miles very cheaply some times. Conditions are of course changing in Lethbridge. The roolceries and shacks in which business hag been carried on heretofore are giving way to more pretentious buildings. This in turn makes it more expensive to do business. In other words, the merchants of Lethbridge will need to make a reasonable profit on everything he sells. In spite of all competition. This from Calgar}'. Therefor*. I My. ,90 ahead and send out repreaentatlTe>'!eom' mlttees and demonstrate to the merchants what Lethbridge can and will do for them, that you can-dojas well for them along thli parttottlHr \ railway branch as Calgary, not^ionly i now, but when tbe line is flnlBhsd: to | Aldersyde. With the extensive, unexc�lled surrounding wheat producing area and other vast resources. LethbridRO should, in five years, he a magnificent \ jobbing and retail centre ot 50,000 pop* Illation. ''Bronchltb" This is an acut* inflammatira af|tlMr, mucous membrane liniag the'airtiilMilijv^^ the lungs. The disease begins with'm, tigbtaan " across the chest, difficulty of braathiikl;|: hoeisencag, and. there is a drjr;. faanh,,j. croupy cough. After a few days muoous beginrto:tl^''|;^ raised. This is at first white, buVi:tetlB�|S'[| of a greeoieh or yellowish color andxia "1 oocasiooally streaked with blood. Cure the first symptoms of Bronohiii^' \ by the use of Dr. Wood's Norway rPin^^lJ Syrup and thus prevent it beeoming|t.;-ehronic and perhaps turning to Conaump* ' tion, Mrs. D. J. McCormack, Cleveland; N.S.^H writes: "My little boy, two yeaia>old, . | caught a bad cold which developed into. '' � Bronchitis. Re was eo choked: up::har ,V could hardly breathe. Iieadiii( ^alwuti . your wonderful medicine, Dr. Wood'ai'"'"J too much, in ita praiw and would not-to without it in the honaa as I eonaidar it ik|, . sure cure (or Colds and Bronchitis. Dr. Wood's Norway Plaa .^.ympii piit uj> in a yellow wrapper;. tfaice pint tniw the Knight Academy, and is a credit tol'^ proper and will gradually place a that institution. This school has only been open about five monlba and distinct line of difference between wholesale and retail jjrices, also place now has an attendance of over 22ri i ''^^ respective dealer where he be and is showing itself to be of marked benefit to the community. Boru-To .Mr. aud Mrs. f. M. .fohn-son, on Friday morning, March 3, a .ca. argument We shall win for certain next lime if the cry is not raised ag- BiUSt HE ' ,Thnr Ihe bitter prejudice aroused 1 out. It will also stop dandruff. Your Kya! Drufsrlst cheerfulty roc-omiiiends It-11.00 and 60c In sprinkler will take lime to subside is certain. The vlruperativQ Socialist will liot willingly let '^o of his most effective wea-i poit. Hu! i am certain of this, that Canjidii'K ndion iu clearing the ground i of any oci^asion for a tax on irapor � con I the ifi jml'tiiiB dispassionate dlsr-iisBion by the woikiufe classes of iiueslions that iinHttef, IiJ.Me the plfect ot improvif Of of Kngilsh politics and per- SOLO Ar>ID GUARANTEED BY ALL LETHBRIDGE DRUGGISTS One for eacb�very4ay aUment ihis morning he Is reported to bo holding his own. The physicians, however still express anxiety as to the ultimate results of his illness. BRANDON OLD TIMER DEAD Brandon. March 7-The death occurred this morninp of .lames KIrtd, one ot Ilrafadon's pioneers, aged fifty, fivo, after (hree days' illness from pneumonia. He was a land owner and Importer of horses. Ho came from Clifford, Out.. In the nighties. Hi- was well known throughout the West.  Moving .Pictures. Advanced > Vaudeville , TONIGHT A-OVINTURE Misa Wright, a-DAISIES (Vitagraph.) ILLUSTRATED SONG. D~MIS8 OLLIE JACKSON Refined Athlete. E-TOMMV QfTS HIS SIS' TER MARHIED. (Pathe Camady.) F-DAVBV a QET8BV. Sitigera A Oanoera. W��-arde of the Wboden SHoea G-EXIT-MARCH. DON'T MISS THIS BILLIU - THE FAMILY VAUDEVILLE THEATR E- Doors open 7.30-First performance 8 p.m. ;