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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta LKT1TBKIWJE DAILY UKKALD Thursday, LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Publlihed Hy Th. Lethbrldje Her.ld Pubilihliig Co.', LW. liwful evenlnj It. offlc., Sixth Lethbrldge, W. A. Director Editor PHONE: v HsportorUI, m Newt 1221 PHONE: Advtrtltlng Circulation and Job Depti. 1252 DAILf SUBSCRIPTION 1 year delivered M.OO i year, by nmil J mouths dellverca J2.QO by all..... 3 months, delivered 11.00 6 montlis, or man 1 month, delivered .J5c. j l month, by mall "e Addresses changed as often as desired, but both new and old must be given THE WEEKLY HERALD I'uullsl'.cd every Wednesday iu eight or more paBCi, Hid contain! l summary of the ne'.ys of the week, local and district 50c. J year in advance..... 11.50 6 months, in advance 7oc. mouths, !u advance THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Cress Drug Book Store, J.G.Robert- con Co.. Jackson A Gope. Alexandra Hotel People's Drug Storo. Co., R.iV. Hamilton. Plnehtr D. L. McCroa. Bros. Drug k Bool; Co. Fertile B. Heal Medicine Cranbrook, B. Aichlnson. L. neinecka. Diamond City Drug Co; Vancouver. B. 'i. WorW News Co. Brown' 213 4th St. Snokane-The Jamleson News Co., 70fi Riverside Ave. Also on sll C. P. R. "Traini OUR POINt OF VIEW lloont l.othbrldKe! Uob settlement of the coal strike Is takins a long1 time to settle. Carrtston Tories setoct tholr sacrl- The "iililloBophical renlKinitlon" with which the citizens receive their' council's twvlces will be continued until they pay for conunlssloners. The council IB wise In getting tho wtroe't railway plans well In lutml, BO that work can commence early lu {ho year. Liberal leadership In Ontario has stimulated activity In the party ranks here, and'It ,ls hardly likely Whitney will have any supporters u'clamatlou. Single Tax for LetKbridge THE RATEPAYKRS of the North due to the development of the .Ward have shown considerable Property surrounding it. We can inteiwsl in tho matter of single I polnt such the heart of tax. It would well that this should cit-v- portions of land be bv cverv citilzen. and fnl- fT" to I their owners, to change bauds, or be ly hcrne in mimt ID the coining iram- j utilized when tho price Is considered in pal f-jectionsr. Lectures on the sub-! sufficiently remunerative. They are ject have been Slivered in thc city, i more or less drawbacks to devc-'Iop- it is time that -ihc matter should j in thus lying idle, and should In assume Horious consideration when i all fairness he proportionately taxed, the public, more or less, know what faxing, of land itself, and not the It means. Henry George, who has j buiMings on it would remove burdens 1'C'dii described as the father of the j which weigh on industry, and thrift, single tax movement, lias gumimirized !as Mr. George puts it. Taxing these if as inclining "the abolishing: of all ireprestts development. In concln- save one single lax levied on j filon, we cannot do better than quole tiie value of land, irrespective of the Henry George: we tar houses, improvements .in or on it." He is of j there will be fewer and poorer bouses; opinion that thfa tax alone would be jif-we fax machinery there will be less sufficient to provide for "miiniciptil. j machinery: if we tax trade there will county, stale, and national revenue." j be teas if we tax capital there The one striking feature is tho tax- i will be less capital; if we tax sav- ing of what, has been styled the "nn-ihigs there will be less savings. But earned inoi'.'nient of land values." if tax laud values there will be no Champ's New Measure (Chicago Tribune.) Chump Clark thinks nine-tenths of lie people of this country are iti fav- ir of annexing Canada. Champ. Is a thump. No Right to Interfere (Edmonton Saturday News.) Speaking Calyary tho other ght. Senator LouglietKi ia reported o nave said that "as soon as Alberta s given a clean ami capable govern- lent, the natural resources would be anded over to bo administered by This la a strange statement to come roni one of Mr. Borden's ministers. e Conservative party is pledged snriyndor the control of the re- sources of the province, and it is mor- ally bound to do this regardless of wnat the. political complexion of the provincial government is. One of the leading grounds of com- plaint against tho old administration at Ottawa was that It interfered too much with provincial nf fairs, but no colleague of Sir Wilfrid Laurtor's ev- er made so bold a threat as that quot- ed ay coming from Senator Longhead. it is absolutely no business of, the Dominion government whom the peo- ple of Alberta wish to entrust th'alr Dying Through Lack of Markets tHcgina recent" news despatch from Win- This Is a very fair and just proposi- tion. Lacd which has grown in value purely and simply from its position, with nothing none to wards enhancing that value, deserves special attention from the assessor. Us valuation is leas land." A matter for important consideration is that ibis taxing of tiie "unearned increment" will enable people to avail themselves of the ne- cessities of civilization, .instead of driving them "into the iipeg appearing in Eastern >ancr.s rends as follows Canada ern C.n.4a- ca. manage to thc loss of shipping accost: Canada to Kiiglaiid Hint thus encourage oast n: west trains and swell O.l'.K. rtJvl- deiuls. Thua only caii your loyalt.y- Of you can sell ,to the William Hnvics Piu'Kiug Co, aad oth- er of the big packing interests in thc East at. the price they cliooso to pay vim, and thus swell their divi- dends as well ns those of the C, P. The- cattle raisers of Western Can- ada are 'denied the liberty accorded the meanest irtart in all right to sell his products Where it isj to his advantage to sell them. He is coinHelled to work against the laws of nature, and against the eco- nomic laws which govern the trade of thy world.' lie is compelled to sell cattle, raised in the more rigor- ous climate of Canada, in open com-' petition in the British market with; the cattle of a country with fho cli-1 mate of the Argentine; to get his] cattle that market he not only lias to cross tlie Atlantic, as the Ar- gentine cattle do, hut- he first has to! pay enormously excessive freight j on a transcontinental railway j haul to reach the Atlantic the result is not merely a direct loss; of money for freight- hut n further cli-} rcct loss on account of the resultant j depreciation in the value of his cat- tle. During (he recent election anti- recinrocity campaigners dwelt on the alarming possibility oi Argentine wheat and cattle flooding the Canada narkct, and urged Canadians to re- use reciprocity, shut out the Argcn- Itine, and keep u firm hold of' the jlU'itish market'.- '.Hiit they endeavored lo keep in. the.Jiackgrouml the fact that in thc'iiritish' market we have that In tha'IWfch 'market we have necessarv of raising cattle eon- 1 ridcrablv. thev mar a. well tte and to (heir narkel lo That i th, opinion .1 W. S. WlU.un t is the opi son, who 1ms been interested cattle business for nearly ball The .Cement Merger NE of the striking features as compared with those in Can- the growtli of Canada in aHowa .of the very considerable years has been the increase in {importation of their cement, despite the number of millionaires. To judge dllti" and h'Sh freight rates. from the tactics of thc cement merger A Ot' ft8 mills in the mergei are also owned by American manufact- 0 Ihe Ontario has declared that >ell_jthe West luir and sell i ul.ui ami where and unrlei ulntcon- zxttZ. In, Ihe law pact oi her export cat tie trade to other colonies and the, P tte" "e ra tlc it is not dii'ficult 10 believe that these urers who, n'aturnlly, arc by no means for the most part have arisen through (anxious to disturb Canadian prices or ;t syutem of protection. The masses i duties. What does it all amount to? have been exploited for the benefit of jgjmply (Hat protection is creating ce- few. To come to :i cnse in point, (merit niHIlonalres at the expense of it would be well to consider how it ivorks as to whn pays the piper. Tho price of cement in Winnipeg, per bar- the public. To obviate this state oE things it. is the bounden duty of the government to do away with the duty rel of 3501bs., is 13.15; while at St. cement. By doing -this it will be Paul It Is J1.10 for a barrel of 3S01bs. In other words, Winnipeg for an article sold in St. Paul for ?1.10. Kut thia is.not all, for the price of ce- ment this year as compared with 1909 is an advance of 30 cents per barrel. This fa what the merger is making the West pay. The advance, H must taking a step towards the break- Ing np of the merger. An important commodity .like cement is not oue which a ring of men should be allow- ed to get control of, and manipulate for .their own individual enrichment. The system, as pointed out, has not even the merit of benefiting the conn- be realized, amounts to from 40 to BO try. The government has It In its hands to break np the combine at any per cent, on the cost of manufacture. Tha tioSiey of protection has lieen made to look a policy of patriotism. Tho outside public, judging from el- ection results have swallowed this It is well, therefore, in considering the Lit, I I itUC IU UL-1ILI UU1UUU.O 1-U1J it 1 South American republic. Argentina I must .dcchae and languish an send meat to Endamlmuch cheap Intererts arc fcartul er than wo arc doing. As a result the rcsullf if the our trade is off. 'We used a taste "pm have from seven to nine thousand j. head of cattle week' on the Birken-l the west, can do at present heart (loot. During the last two i s years we have had more than Thcrc or two Uiousimil a week at nirken- I to the .power of.tlje nig; Interests winch would buy us with j our own money. The banner' of freer This will prove rather disquieting i trade and larger markets must and intorroation to the cattle raisers 01: the West, unless, indeed, they are al- i W1 lie and ready fully aware of it. The English I lo. victory. The Pco- iCtiUV illUV ilLU 'L1. 1 lit; market is' the only market Canada Plc s triumph-; i... ir last. oppression moment, jind if it vajncs the interests of the community in particular, and the interests of the country in gener- al, it should immediately proceed to make short shrift of a body of men question of the merger that they should who are doing nothing more nor less know that the prices on Ihe American preying on the public. Increase British Preference THK LIBERAL PARTY is one which lioth imlllical parties pledged to low tariff. It is a principle of fiscal policy which H lian a firm (relief in. It, therefore, cannot do better than bring atten- tion lo (lie extension of tho British preference by n resolution moved in agree. Sentiment being appeased ,the matter can bo looked upon iu the of practical utility. British goods should be allowed to has ior its export cattle and i( by i reason of thc cost of living and high freighlt rates to the 'seaboard, depreciation in value on account oi a long railway journey from'the pra-I ries io the Atlantic ports, we are not able to successfully compete with I Argentine and other cattle, "the out-1 look is blue indeed. 11. "Just p0r a Joke_" Another free market .was offered )o purchased by British people, for we tile House of Commons. Irrespective tlwt' as sma" C03t "a Possible, of other nwrlt in thlr, preference Ihere stimulating British trade we are is this fact be considered: that any ctiun! measure bencfiltlng our impression of rtolng something for a [selves. Jn granting the measure of foreign country, and not for ourselves, is removed. It is well to make this point so as to cut thc ground, from those who foolish enough to imagine ttint. any trade bargain with a country is one more to iho benefit of the stranger than to the Canadian. Wo have had sufficient evidence of vhis recent times. Therefor-', nr> far as political part- ies are concerned, one imagined con- tention is removed when dealing with tho Motherland. fcr.'nce to Great Britain Is a recipro- cal benefit. It tends to the remov- ing of Lhe burden from onr own peo- ple, with the loosening of tho chai British preference now enjoyed, Si, Wilfrid Lnurter showed vhls wisdom, and it is for the Liberal party not only to Satisfied with a wise policy but to endeavor to increase its ef- fects for good. To take one Instance, the west of England woollen cloth has a name for quality nil the world.onsr. Its im- port here docs not interfere with any manufactory, therefore, in the matter of clothing we must benefit by a re- Increased pre-1 unction of price. This IB one of many Another dly the train dispatcher looked at his time tables, knoi r, ,i ,Jlat by from headquarters that Canada year, and ,n the inter- the Iine ho kept ests of the Western cattle raisers theident Taft's special Liberals advocated acceptance of it. We refer io the United States market which lies alongside of iis, whVre con- ditions of living arc much thc same as here, and to reach which our cat- tle would' not have to stanil the to make a roamin' holi- be muttered. Daniel and Ihe Lions And It came to pass that Daniel wa cast into the den of lions by order o Early the next morning King Darin went to the den, rolled" away the ston strain of a transcontinental journey King Darius. nor be subject to such heavy freight tolls. Alberta -and. Saskatchewan cattle raisers were eager to accept cnllm' "Do.the lions bite? the boon oi this large nearby I "Not -replied Danie market, hut the Conservative party lwho was wo" in the lesal aided and abetted by. the Dig of .day-, your cattle in the United Slate, will make you disloyal; yon must sustain {lion question had been solved. jnB went forth at th. tilings which, by considering, tlm o (Unary pernon can estimate tho value of a, system, the ex-tension of which ns appeals to tho Imperial sentiment, no .Mmi-rel of sentiment, but, 80 far only policy (or the weiVhcing this feeling In concerned, It must all. PRIVATE GREETING CARDS for Xmas Order your Xiruis Cards .now and we will have yonr namc'-aml ntlilross engraved on them free of charge. Thc lino over shown in Letli- bridgo to select from The Red Cross Drug Book Co. Limited "HONESH. T. H. M.CHEAOV, Farm and City Property Snaps .100 acres with 100 auros under cultivation, all fenced and every loot steam plow land, tunns. 100 11 ores with HO no res under cultivation, 60 acres rcndy for good'water; near to good'town; per acre. S20 acres, with .fair buildings, and all fenced and cross .fenced; 'good well; 200 acres .under o.ultivation. "At snap price and terms.' 125 feel on Street South at easy terms. 50 x 125 on Boinpas, facing north, Get our prices and terms, on both farm and city property before buy-' ing. We have v Freeman MacLeod Co. Box 679 Phone 1212 The- Standard Securities -Company Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF orningside Suite III to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 Auction Sale Of Improved Residential property close in Tuesday, Nov. 14th at p.m. On Premises 613 12th Street Having been instructed by the owners, we will sell the following described property without reserve on the premises on the above date. One Modern Eight Roomed Brick House and lot size 36x124 ft, 12th Street South One Modern Six Roomed Brick House and lot size 36x 1 24 ft., 61 7 1.2th- Street South This property is situated in one of the best residen- tial parts of the city and is sure to advance in value rapidly Will be Sold on Easy Terms For full particulars, apply to H.GALVIN CO. AUCTIONEERS Rooms C and D Balmoral Block CITY Phone 1425 ;