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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER Proprietor! and Publishers THE LETHBR10GE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 6 jSpyllv t 'i. W- .A- ilitlCIUN'AN President end Managing Director JOHN TOKHANCB EusJnesJ Xti I goo Kem-ber Audit Bureau of" Subscription Rates: Dally. per week Daily, by mall, per year... Dally, ty .-uill for G months JJaiiy mall. juonths S.60 Vtekly. b-.mall. perij-tar l i'j Vi etkly, l-y mail, per year to U.S... 200 Do You Know? 1. pros TODAY'S QUESTIONS What does the legal term "too 2. Who' were ,tha Xorns? 3., What Is boil 4. Who'Is the goddess of printing? i. .How. tiiany member: are there in the Senate nnd In the House of Commons? C. How are the provinces represent- ed In the senate? MONDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What is said lo'Lo "Forbid- den THE MEETING AT THE MAJESTIC The keynote ot the address of the Premier at the Majestic Theatre on 'Monday was its sincerity and its ear- nestness. The arguments he put for- ward were based on Ihe convictions 'he held as lo the thoroughness of the itiriJf policy which he has at heart. In regard to these there was "nothing jiarijcuiarly'. hew.' They were the from .time, have been placed on the platform hy I who favor a protective policy. 1 ;in they attach j ,' havje to the J ,ity of the country in which they are J Bought to be established immune from -foreign competition. Underlying these iv'as lite unspotj'en. attjtude -maintained after forty-two years .''of that policy which' the Premier'ad- ;vocated, the country was not yet ahead cope with imported Indus-. tries without a sufficiently nigb'tarlif. !n tho spirit and in the form in 4Tfhlch the Premier delivered his art- dress more a House ot Com- irnons speech than a platform one. In it he showed all the adroitness of de- -_ .bate, Ihe keen Inslinct of detrctlnR a In the armour of his opnoh- with here and there a thrust and 'parry. It was a good speech, and what 'can.well he said lo bt> a fighting .speech, logical to the extreme, but 'with the logic all on his own side "of -the question wlthoiit allowing his op-! :ponenls anything, on behalf of- Ing policies. I. The speech and Ihe man atluucd V themselves to each other. It was Just 4 "the speech-which.a man of.the mental'! ]i calibre .of Mr. Meighen would he ex- -He took advantage- of everything that would count, 'and the most of it As an' of the tariff on the ground j on -which. JIB'EtsnBs it_Hai .defence.. But yjhen thills can-: :r.of'be held that the address was aito- gether satisfying, There was nothing definite as to what tho protective poV .icy, with the protective principle on wiilch the-prime Minister lays great -weight, will -b'a.'as lo this nature of the; tariff dntles.'he.proposes to retain or, ;.to remove. This he vaguely.put down as something to be determined by the, or..the tariff Enquiry.. Com-' mission, wlth-lhis distinct proviso that' I; If the present tariff duties were more 1 than adequate to protect home Indus- unfair advantage from for- eign :.competition-- they -would be i; Brought if not" they would'not brought flown. This in itself wouldl to >e statement., of the case, but it it was to be inferred from It lhat there-would be a likelihood V these duties being and tw mediately swepi aside by the.attention I" v.'iili which he was EiSsoclated. In has beeu-a favorite subject with artists? 3. How does Ihe pistol get He name? t. What are the "sailing 5, What monarch offered a reward to anyone who invented a new plea- sure? 6. What are Pliny's dovesJ ANSWERS i. aver fiave been repeatedly told: .was th. friend'pf-Big'Businesi! b'as gone farth- er In taxing wealth than any nation in the world, act! say this without fear of said tho speak- er with vigor; He cited Instinces Bnslnesa Profits Tax and the tar on corpora- tions which had been high., In fact, the latter tax had.been'-ralseJ from the original.fotfr per cent, to ten pet- cent, on The opposl' tion Bpeakers scale of taSAtfon 'of in'comes, rbut- the government such a sys- ajori ,hta." andkaci tor ft this SAd Uw er. Ui a gave hlslvlewrgin thM much-mooted tje'-'irtptbol'Tsi.ue. were ffiur policies on the aueiilon. free trade, high for revenue only, tariff. He was In favor of a moderate tariff, and he be- the greatest senrloe could as a public man to get the reasonable 'peoglc In ettt-ind the west to Mite on such a 'solution ot the nscal proNem ot the Dominion. (Expenditure! Not Excessive Thji'tkinUter concluded Us speech statement of re- Kanfing government expenditures. He the leader of the opposition and were howlins about the enormous locreaee of govetnment and of government servants' at Otfiwa and other branches of the civil servkw throughout the world. He quoted from Mr. King's speech In sweeping charges of reckless spending In guTemnttnt departiwiis made. ,'-v i The facts of the matter wig, raid Mr. tie expenditures 'were (ess than "Kef ore the war. But even If this vjere uotiso. the peajJe- most coh- sidof what Ms taken place, the extra- prdlnary condftlons thrist upn (he tountry by th'e- war. Been increased -and rlgitly- too, Vta ivtew pf.tlie soaring ot prices, and the cost Mt materials has llkewlsft made substantial Further, the wort fit "the, "government departments has vjiUy increased owing and 'after-Tar business. It vras.-theie- fore, ridlcttlous to place any.valus on guchj; nnteu minister aywrred. More Truth Than Poetry By S, C. Klwr A WOKO TO THE PESSIMISTS You can't mako me believe the world !B goln'x to the dickens; still are being laid sometimes by kind and cheerful chickens. will -aloom again next Spring, not all the fruit is bitter; And when It's time for twittering the twlttAere twIttKT Ton mate all ot lirms'e 'ended; "Ja tha.meanUmo we.are king ouriown tariff and we Intend o co At a.nuestlon was asked ram the gallery about the government maklilg laws peoploffrom andljig together to form political par: es. a union ot.Jawyers and .tho Premier, re- lied thai'a'EVxMf'Job are in the government. At the resent time six are there p.nd Mr. Helghea wanted to know It pppo- itlon, when it was Ip power ever had s few. i He said the man In the audience was Cholng Mr. King's sentiments and as hopa industries in foreign' competition, and'-In" be dwelt on that the tariff In Canada .was that or qoimtry .in .which there was the protective principle of tariff. The Premier intention to con- vey the'idea that the present tariff ,was but it was diffi- cult escape'from the Inference. In flrsl visit as Premier to this part of the country the people would haye been belter pleased had Mr.'Jlelghen given .them some declara- tion ot policy os to- the re- _. _._ sources, and in regard to matters as tera He .dft.ubte.d if any The Wenjler opened his address by criticizing those who went on the cross benches and those who prefer- red to travel on the tide of opinion on the tarih question Instead pt backbone-to slick by their guns aid come' out with their .opin- ions; at'the" luncheon in the after- noon he told his audience that he his the; western feelings on fiscal flnw- tlpns.- "assnred tho audience that he would iiot indulge in any offensive against those who do not believe he does 'ani'referred to the statements that have been made which are to the no is a bitter speaker. stated that he only gives his opinlOBB !o lingnage that cannot ba'mtsUfcra. The not Intend to adopt a lofty, only honor, style. Mr., Melghen has no said, who mount plattorni andideclare that the mentis In'tsW of a high protection tariff for the big interests. Many peor pie: believe tie west, he con- ttuned; show some such people occupy editorial deslcs, "I would those who arraign me.i.n that style lace to face and find I'm herovto tell ihe'Fall we've bad. Vis mighty The wintePmiy-be mild or'not, bat If it thaws, or freezes, i the LorJ I'm not a Scot, with bared'tb-the'breezes. Ton can't make me believe the worst Is coning In a hurry; Ik fnqoettly. possess a :thirst, .but I relose ,i I.'.paM thej Client.placflR where the Uqnor I have no cause to linger there, and so J on going. Yon.can't make me bolleve tho gloom .Is growing deeper, thicker; I have margined stocks'anil need not dread tthe. ticking ticker. I've got a Job; I'm" feeling strong, my meals still1 taste good to .me; ou can't make me think all IsJwrong; I simply won't be gloomy. A CHANCE IS BEING MISSED With the words' Jangle, dangle Angle and tangle available, why la I the poeta ara paying practically attention to GeneraliWrangelT concern transporlatlon or, again, on he reserved for -the limited audience at the luijch- eon tendered him. There was nothing in the'nature of constructive policy that he brought forward, but re- lied, ini perhaps too exhaustive fashion, on stand on the tariff. !M! ln 'rtal nc to V5% conversion ,lo tariff pol- icy.. He admitted lhat hejmd tooled :'drawn hy the-.Premier (o the Increas- pd American imports following the 'remov'al of war tariff duties of seven and a half per cent. Mr. Melghen took the aggrieved at- titude that he was the victim of 111- accusation, in'lt being stated his: advocating of -aprotective policy was because the Government of Tfhich bp'was the head waVlined' up .-Tfith'the Big Interests, ami he took painsJn endeavorinR to disabuse Hero it'was tlie' wrongly accused, The peculiar nicety ol MnMeighen's logic was shown. In his reference to the reciprocity measure which lie I ho allowed the Impression that there no reason why a, man who had been fooled for twenty years should r.ot be footed .again in following an- other policy. The light ho sees now j might Just as well be the false glfm- followed .in.the salad .days of his political experience. If ho has had .n-riirtc.awakening it must he also a Tillable one, in the waste of twenty years of effort. government farther in this direction! that i the limits to which unl6n had'already -inc. Railway Polity Sound The speaker made a'strong defense of the railway policy.qf the union government. Canada now owned 'tho largest railway'ml lease In the wnrM. ther would have'to sty.tor The Canadian.' Northern- and Grand Trunk; Pacific systems the had been acquired during the .war to save them -from bankruptcy. The. govern- ment .considered it good business to lake over these roads and operate them to the test interests of the poo- pie. Canada had miles of: rail- road, and he hoped to see All tho publicly-owned liries soon'amalgcniat- od and unified -under' proper control and efficiently managed: Free From Graft. The country has heard a lot about graft and corruption which the oppo- sition have said has been. rampant in Canada during the 'past, three 'years. But the. charge was', false'. The coun- ty was" never freer of political graft '.nan today. "What nboul the War" Purchasing a voice iri'the audience PRICES.IN BRITAIN AND CANADA. It is to be noticed that while hrcad pr'ccs Catlatla havc Canada, ani by rBmovliis tariff walls the'govemment-would be alien- ating these 65 .industries.. "Do you at Lovls, Qua, aged 08.-' ''Dr.' Hugh Milioy, found dead in a relative's garden at Erin, near Guelpb, he having cut hli throat......_- Samuel resigned the Town Clerkship-at Gananoque after ijT.years' service, Harry Ball, Sve-years old, iras kill- ed by touching a live wire blown dowu a gale st Moncton, NJ3v 51 Mr, Justice- Latcticord scathinglj criticized harmful-movies at-the preme Court sitting In'St.'.Catharines. Clifford son of Seth Parker, Provincial champion plowhian, won the championship at Saltflect plowlna match. Tho soldier patients at '-Speedwell Hospital, Guelph, are to be removed to Christlo Street Graham Bell'a report to the Depart- ment, of Trade and Commerce is against harrins export of power by Power Company. Miss Margaret A. Day, daughter uI the late T. J. Day, division court clerk of Guelph, has been appointed to suc- ceed her father. The income of tho office ranges from to a year. think he asked. would he a'wise when In all probability the farmers would be forgotten. He referred to the platform of tho council of agricul- ture which is being termed as national and asked why they have not a can- didate lu Yale, B. C., If this platform is truly national. The platform of tho present. government, ho said, la'broad enough for the whole Dominion. The Sugar Order Before closing, Mr. Melghon answer- ed the heckler Ho went into hjstory telling of .the- or- ganization of the board of commerce and stated that it bad only powers -to regulate profit on upward prices, but It had riot the power to regulate losses. Within 12 hours after the board issued Us recent sugar order, It was rescind- ed by the government, which conduct- ed an investigation, anil result. was tho "We Would ha In Just the same .pi ace as Australia. They have no implement manufacturing concerns ho explained this condition of affairs by pointing out that cently Australia had been a free trade country; and there the fanners had to pay from 30 to 50 per cent, more for their farm 'Implements than the farm- ers Manufacturers werd shipping the chipping''and -agency expenses .were added with tho percentage of profit to tho-prlco of the implement as sold on this The big question in the last election in Australia; was tariff, thelaho'r and the Liberal labor parties bith had Buch planks in their plat- forms and the Liberal labor party won. "Do you think it was to get dearer implements that they advocated tho protective Let Farmers Try Referring again to conditions in Canada, the speaker said ha never dis- couraged the formation of farmers' organizations. Ho know why they, with their money nnd big organ- ization, did not go into the. Implement making business, It they wlire sure the implement men were robbing tho farm- era by price .of the duty. Ho charged tho farmers were using large sums of money for propaganda purposes, .This money they might USD for 'implement making. He asserted EXPECT- SETTLEMENT N. S. MIIJE DISPUTE complete settlement of hntwnon the 'Nova Scotia miners, arid the coal operators was in sight, it was an- nounced unofficially .before represen- tatives oMhese- bodies went iritp con- ference this" morning on Jhe objection's of the men to certain features, notably tho alining "scale of lira" recent' wago award of a' royal commission. TO SELL OIL fiTpCK Nov. nox of, Montreal, dfganiz'er' and gen- eral manager of the United oil Sale? company, has arrived In the city :iml states that the company will shortly establish a branch in this city and will also make Hamilton Its headquarters It Is issue wurtit of stock In this city. The Canndlan :rnde will ho supplied from jinder Iwme orders in this. country j the farmers knew thoy could not do and the.reason for that was: because the. United States factories .'were so overcharged with war Borders. When :he duty was 'removed these indus- tries .were providing seventy-five per cent. .Mr. Mejghen said it is" folly to bring up individual cases. Tho tariff mtiBt be-fought' out on broader lines, Free trade for Canada would be good business, he said, If Cannda was the foremost Industrial country of the vforld. Then be would be a tree trad- er, but such is not the condition. Free trade Is jttst the thing for the hlg na- tions, he argued, and continuing, ho pointer! out that both Prance and Ger- many had given up this policy. In following oat their policy of pro- policy put In force hy George Wash- ington two days after he went into power. Continuing tho Prime Minister told of the arguments advanced that tho farmers gel tho least Immediate re- sults from tho protective tariff. "We ara rapidly coming to the time when the Canadian farmers will be In the samo position as the United Stales farmer nnd ho la just, about as far from free trade an announc- ed Mr. Melghen. "Think of my larlff policy ton years from now and If any oho believes my tariff policy IB higher than the gener- al opinion of tho country then 1 do not know the country. As I seo It country is far from free trade. Thoro never was much less opinion lo tic pay. for .tho 113 np.wllh the United States aa nt this successfully wlthoiit n Mr. Mcighon rtocs not believe that leT'm'an In ?50 In.the'west is.a freo trader Ho tigaln launched.into acbiu- parlson" of the argument of the sltiori'in relation to tariff'that'would rcduc.p .the cost of farm implements of life and at the eame time talie Inlo account tho neeils of Industries. irgurnents h6 alleged, ths'-bppb's'llloti to buy fh'e'Wlo'th'rbngh'wo'rda ot both factions. Mr. Melghpn cliaracterlzccl this ns perfect humbug, anil appealed to his Kearers be led astray. Continu- ing, be salrt, tha '.Inly of 22% per cent, average this year is tho lowest In force in any country with n protective' tar, iff. It Is necessary for Canada, ha maintained, to cut her buying In half And ilouhlu her selling powers. This Is the only means by which this coun try will become'a leading industrial country. He then referred, to the eland taken by Abraham Lincoln for a pro- tective tariff, and said deo. Washing ton. was tho father of tho protective tariff system of the continent, anil boh those men were fighters for tho common people. He challenged .iiovxS: papers -who, haya, been criticizing' him high'prdtocllo'nist td look tip thd records of his speeches lo find .where- he has ever uttered ri stateiti'prit that would lead Ihpm 'to beliovo :that ho was ft high protectionist, Mr. Molghcn believes In a tariff that maintains Iho minimum prelection that will allow the Industries! lo slnnd alpno. liefer- ring lo tiin campaign of Ihe opposition, PREMIER OLIVER A CANDIDATE IN VICTORIA Oliver was tonight selected by Liberals of the city as one of their four candidates for tho provincial election. Ho already has been chosen as candidate for tho Delta rlillng, Tho other three" nominated were John Hart, H. C: Hall and J. U. Clearlhue. r, c- _ tlio smaller 'ones. The only He toid of questions asked by lie charged that Mr. King Is endeavor Mr. Ing fo use two flags until election day What is Home Without Music? When you can buy a genuine Vlclroln from 113 for J40, why ilelay? H gives you to ali tho over selections in thei BIG FREE CATA- LOGUE tor It. Eauy forms (o those who do- slro them. Victor HecorilH play perfectly n'n nny machliio using ftbro or ateel ncetllcx, MM im, mm D.Hrnof-sl .Block "The Home of the ;