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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 18, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta .-i THE LKTHBRIDGE .DAILY IIEKALD Tuesday, Xovember 18. 1913 LETHBR1DGE DAILY HERALD IITABLISHEO DECEMBER Publlihed by the Lethbridje Printing Co., every ful ever.inj lu oKct, Sixth Street, Lethbrldj'. Alberta, Canada. A. W. on And Jc6 DAILY 1 jeir delivered M-M 5 raoclbs, delivered t nonths, delivered }i.M 1 month, delivered year, br mail 6 months, by wall 51 S months, by mall 1 month, by null chtcred as often MJ raust THE OAIUV HERALD FOB SALE Red Cross WesllaVe Boot G. Wide erUca Xeiti Shop, 1" Co.; Street pla's Drujr Store; Kenny t Allln; Lothbridge Jamieson Xews Co, Side Cigar Stand; Empress LaKe Grassy. fet Diamond City Dr. Kemp .t Hit ncn Agency. Howl A. D. Leading Book enrutoa Store, 109A Slh Cranbrook Beattie Neva Co. pby Co.; Cranbroofc Eaaard Edmonton Co. Company. Clirenco Plnchcr Creek 1 Mitchell World News THE WEEKLV HERALD PBlUshed trery Wednerfiar ED earbt cosuUaj .luminary of tht of lift week, tad district 1 year In 6 months In advance 50fl .THE TARIFF AND MARKET PRiCES.; PRICES for all kifids of Jive-stock.remain-, is'a frequent market reporters sin ci llie duty oh cattle, hogs and sheep entering the United Slates ha been removed. Opinions regardingvtlie probable effect of-tlii removal of duty were as Varied as they were numerous, previous to the.dale of its application, but everyone who deals in live-slot front Ihc producer down through all. llie'dealers 16 the consumer reiilizds now-thai Canadian jield fimi, liu lliey are steadily advancing. -American buyers are invading Can ada; easlern cities are drawing a larger portion of their bee supply from Toronto at the present lime, than from Chicago. Ther'drtiirrcm'.Caria'dian slock.improves the prices. Tl eJTccl is not sO noliccabie.in the except thai a block ha been purunder-liip inarkel, making ii practically impossible fo ii .lo fall. -fWesierii shippers who- are 'dose to the border shipping over. American railroads .save 10. cents 6u every hu drcd pounds in freight. Naluraily, the producer Irtnefits. lie is given a belter price for his product by American buyers, "which forces the Canadian buyer to hbisl also in .order (o conipele'. The'Conseri-ative press is trjing lo follow" this up with the argmnenl thai the consumer is paying this increased price, as.'a result of the tariff bill of October 25tii, denying the farmer; _QL producer, these benefits and attempting to create favorable, imp cessions among the con- suming public, by hoodwinking thenKJnlo believing thai as Ihe producer benefils, so the-consumcr suffers. Just.as an example let trace a beefsteak from a local shop to the producer. The Lethbridge retailer pays llie wholesaler in Calgary, or wherever he may be, a price which is fixed by the cost of meats in com- petitive markets. -The cost of rn.eats in the past has always been ilclcrniined.br tbc.Chicago markets. Like conditions will prevail under the new tariff. If all the cattle in Alberta, or in Canada, for thai mailer, were sold in Canadian rriarkels, il is folly to sup- pose that the price would fall so that the consumer would benefit. The advance in because there is a shortage of beef the world over. -To argue .that the consumer suffers in propor- tion as the producer Ireriefits may be heard with believing ears by many, but the Irulh will finally put. When purchasing that don't bianic the producer, He is. just beginning tV gel sumelhing near what lie deserves. Think of the competitive buying, the ridiculously high freight rales and'the numerous hangers-on_comnionly known as these factors iip with the greatest menl shortage' the .world has ever seen, and cyc-glasses will not iw needed to. place the blame. The removal of the duty on liyc-slock has proven ils worih already. The price of meal lo consumers has remained practically the same, but the producer is bcnefiflcd. And farmers .who have fell Ihese benefits are beginning lo ask this very natural ti'ueslioh: "If free livc- 1 stock gives us a belter price wouldn't free wheat work the same "Strike liot only-at them, but expose aiiil, send lo the penitentiary, if possible, the respectable gcntlemeu who supply funds anil superintend the work from a safivdislancc. .'Fight also any influences within your own party which favor corrupt methods. Let there be no parly fund Ihe lU-lails of which may nol.be known and the cximuiiim-c'of'which cannct be made public. Let your elections be conducted according toHipnoruble, decent and clean methods. A campaign to this end should be begun anil persisted in. But, above all, there should be an unflinching determination to pursue and inflict every punishment known to the law Ihe respect- able conspirators and not alone their iiiramuusriustni- meuis employed and paid lo subvert the will of Ihe peo- ple by bribery, ballot-switching and every other- frad- nlent and corrupt practice." Never before in the political.history of our country bus Ihere precedent or parallel to the extensive and highly-organized ection criminality in the Macdonald by-elcclidivas stands mi- ssed by the voiding of Ihe seal by the man declared elecled by majority of 781, in order to prevent the laying bare of the facts open court. Conlimiing in bis speech al Halifax, Mr. Borden thus nn- ounccd the first plank of Die Conservative platform, "which I ubinit to he said, "as an essential article of .Conservative provision'to punish bribery and fraud at elections, lo ensure thorough'publicity as lo ex- penditures by poWicnl organizations, to prohibit contri- butions- thereto by corporations, contractors and pro- moters, tq-cxpedile llie hearing of petitions and to prevent collusive arrangements for the withdrawal Or compromise thereof, to provide for :i galion'bf corrupt practices, and, if necessary, to appoint an independent prosecuting officer charged with (hat duly, the laws so amended." On February Mr- B'ordenmade a speech to Ihe urn- siiidenls in Toronto, a speech, like all his speeches as lead- er of Ihe parly in opposition, abounding with eloquent expression rf pious nnd npble scntinienlsV In that speech, after holding fortl n advocacy of the principle that 'public omce suoum oe a pumii. rusl and apppinlmcrils i.i Ihe public- service should not be made Ihe reward of partisan service, Mr. Borden said: 'The other subject is the conduct of elections. e have not aH Ihe provisions for the prevention of corrupt practices which have been enacted in Great Britain have however, a law which if strongly supported by public opinion and thoroughly enforced should be sulhc- icnt lo accomplish'much more than has becii realized. All.lhe im'provements thai can be devised in our e ection laws will not effecl'imicli change unless and -until two forces can be invoked; The first is public, opinion. This is sufficiently' Wong .'on occasion, but it lacks Consist- ency it is inclmed lo .forget and al times to'condone, "Caiiadian jiisfice, like British, is usually prompt and sure. JBiil how often has it been known tpf overtake and eyen seriously pursue the election crook? public opinion is lacking or tlus .question-need not be asked. "The other force to 1 allude is thevappoml- mcrit of a p'uhlic proscciilor having Ihe same status as'a judge, ahil iiMperly supplied by arv appropriation a fund.necessaryfor thepcrform- aiVcc of his duty: Aiiy such officer should be vested not only'with.the right but the duty of intervening where the proceedings upon any election petition were unduly delayed. He: would possess the power to investigate the conduct of an e'lictibn in any constituency whereccircum- slances of a suspiQious nalare were brought lo atten- tion The expense involved in the creation of such anrof- ficc and in the performance of.its duties, although very ronsiderable would be trifling compared with the rcsull- THE STEAMER, REGINA. Lett with all on board In Lake Huron.' She was ovj nirtl tn Toronlo and valued carrying crew of win -cl? is Ihe question which Follow the rendinfi of Oic'abovc declaration of his views on electoral corrup- tion. 'OTJI? POINT OF BONUSES AND FREE-TRADE (Craia Growers Guide) Congratulations are due to the liws Telesram on a recent editorial hder the heading, "Too .Municipal Unsound." The Guide, ou more haa one occasion 1ms polnteil out the oily of cities which tai themselves to upport manufacturers, and we are glad (o lind that (or once the Tele- grain agrees with 115. We hope that ho editor ot the Telegram coa- Inuo to his reasoning facuUiei hud apply his logic a little furteer. K ie does WD shall soon be- -reading ree trado articles in our conlerapor- instead of aiwlogles for protec- tion: "The Telegram says: us .suppose, in a'certain city, one man is engaged in making shoes and another in malting hats. -Mr Shoe has free 'water, free light, free power and no lases. 31r Hat has none of these favors.. It is mathe- matlcally certain then, that the-hat induslry pays the tax bill of tho shoe industry, and Is wcatfeoed to pre- cisely the same extent as Industry is strengthened. The. value of a steadfast gaze upon first, prin ciplcs is sometimes astonishing." -V'hla is a sound in fact that we will adopt it ullhou any change in reasoning and only slight change in wording.. Compar this with the above: us suppose in a certain cquh is engaged in makin shoes and another in growing wheat for export. Mr. Shoe has the protec- tion of a tariff which" enables him to Import hls'raw materials'free'of duty, and does not. raise the price of his product by one cent. H Is mathe- matically then, that the wheat industry pays triBute.td the shoe In- dustry and is weakened 'precisely to he'same extent as the shoe Industry' strengthened .a teaiHast gaze 'upon, first 'principles s astonishing. The' Telegram further says: "Far'te jt'from the Telegram to decry public spirit, or to dampen the splendid" optimism of- -the growing cities of thc.west. AH "that is meant s that the use of public money to put jp glass home.', in order that we may Bgtaljlish the banana industry in our mldsC is 'not practical municipal economics." To which we would add: Far be it'from th'j Guide to decry public spirit or to dampen the splen- did optimism of Canada. All that is meant la that the taxation of the people to raise the cost of living, to establish trusts and combines and to enable the payment of dividends' on watered stock Is not praclical nation- I finance. The Telegram frequently gets Its economics tadiy twlsled. neverthe- less it often gets a glimmering of the truth, when it lays Its partisan spec rles aside for awhile. H .ow does it Cigar "bum" the'qualily of well OK chartcter 6( leaf in the mating of OfU. -A burni free and even is prdty-W. to be a.good w< Clear Havanas perfectly sod Sobicco It it any wonder that they "burn." ash? Cub'injobicco varies was bought heavily of crop to bsure the quality of Voter's clear Havwu for tcwJ years to come.- Sold al mosl XooJ inoeci mJ Popular "Btfias" shaft .Ivo-ior-a-qaarla. ;.W..R. Webster Limited Sherbrooke, Omad. '._ WHAT WILL MR, BORDEN DO? THE MACUONALD clc'clion was llirtslicd out in the House.of Commons at its'as! session. The Liberals rclnted Hie con- duct of the election ;md placed nllidavils in connection with the charts before Mlic House; 'Hon. Robert Hogcrs boldly denied that there had been wronH diiing in llie election, and the course of the government in that constituency was defended by Conservative speakers. hi less than a yenr we find Mncdonald seat vacant because the Conservatives have admitted that the charges preferred by .tlic Liberals were true. Proof that wliat they said on the floor of the House of Commons was either mere hliifT or deliberate .falsehood. However (he responsibility for a proper exposure of .donald election reals with .the. Primp Minister' of Canndn. Mr. Bonfcn is or. record, lii his fnmous Halifax platform the first pignk made the noteworthy declaration. -The- first ariicie in ihai first plank in (hat celebrated platform, he intro- duced with the proposition thai "untainlcd elections arc essential to the success of call to all (rue Caimdiniis 1 he said: Hon. W. S. Fielding "has" written the London press suggest- ing the ndoptionV.the federal principle in Great Britain; much after llie pattern as it obtains'in Canada. He would have local Icgislafures-for Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and a ccn- Iral government in London to deal with large imperial maUcrs. The idea is by rio means original, liul coming from Mr. Fielding is likely (o be given more serious attention in the H looks like a real sei-to in Mexico and as if the slarving-out policy (if President Wilson is doomed to failure. In the event of wur'il is possible .Ihiil.a'large number of Americans might bite the dusl before ihc'flag.orpeacu waved again, but of the iiUifnalc Irmmpii of Ifie Unifed Stales there is little room for doubt. And if President WJIson-huS to sfimd for a war, cosily in money and lives, he should' make Up his mind to end forever the intolerable conditions which bavc in Mexico in recent years. has been found in the British Isles and the sci'c'nlisfs arc now busy fixing up a new formula nbon the origin' ff tlicVg? of this skull is corrcfd'y estimated man did from the ape as now seen. The- scientists (o the'evolutionary theory mid assert that the npe. dcscchddd jfrtiri and that the modern as man' wni wi'cyolufiun of .die present ape, So mote it be A JOLT (Toronto Telegram! The Telegram's method of argu ont may be eifeclive with tie World. Not at all, riultc or he World and W K Maclean, M.t'., ouiu itavu iuug civet; HCCCpted clcgrain's conclusions and endorsed Tbe Tklegram'a method of argu- ment" N-ING. TaWnz adrarilage'of the reputation which Clothing" hai ard occurrinj of morchants exhibiting'their jlghs a'n'd eanipie! to solicit business: S. ROSE Is'the Sole-Xgenl and no oilier. fUm c'tft thefr goeit. Draw your own deductions. Ihp lancl Clilhlng" .In Indde 'breast pocket Our the Ma'keri' If Behind "Every Sgit We Sell LOCAL TRAIN SCHEDULE Effective Oct: 26, 1913, ARRIVALS NAME Crow'a Nest Express Crow's Nest Kipresi Soo-Spokane Flrirr Soo-Spokaco Local Local Local 'NAME 'Crow's NeEt Eiprcis.. Crow's Nest Express Soo-Spokanc Flyer Soo-Spokane liyer Local FRO.M TO ..Kootcaay Lar.Ulug ..Medicine .....'..Spokane St.' Paul Crantrook ........Medicine Hat............... .......Cardslon .......Calgary branch) AimiVE 4.35 .....6.05 ;.i5 ....15.20 ....15.45 ....19.15 ....10.25 ....13.05 DEPARTURES DUE TO DEPART Local FOR Mcdictnn Hal Kootenny Landing 4--I5 SI. rani S.lfp Spokar.o 6-2" Medicine Hal ....15.30 Cranlirook 53-55 Contts .30 lMtf ...........................Calgary (via EASTERN EXCURSIONS December 1 st to 31 st .VIA. THE Pacific LATE JAS. S. CARTWRIGHT Maittf-tn-Chambsri for many year if. Oigoode Hall, Toronlo; and. wtl itnown all over Canada. He was a unequalled authority on judicial mo Ifcni'and pri-trlal fito. .Return Limit 3 Months. East of Fort William hrougn'Tralnt tandard' 'ourrtl sieepert'- Cars First class round trip fares frdm Uelh- i "bridge to TORONTO, HAMILTON, SAP.NIA, ST. JOHN, MONCTdff HALIFAX- from other points atnl to nil blatloTis In. ONTARIO, QUEBEC AND MARITIME PROVINCES For booklet of Information nnfl lull particulars npply to o( Uio Cnnadlaii I'aciflc Hallwny. Very low faros .Nov. 7 lo Deo. 31 in cpjiiicolion with Trans-Atlantic; ]mss- iiKcs. Return limit u months, United Slates Excursions December 1 to Return lirall Tbreo months First class round trip fares from teth- bridge to MINNEAPOLIS and ST, PAUL DULUTH................... CHICAGO Ml. W KANSAS CITY tS6.90 Corresponillng fares lo oilier nolnlo In ILLINOIS, .IOWA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA- ANO WISCONSIN S.B. MITCHELL Depot. Ticket Office Pnono 51Z. Repretentlnj all Steamihlp Llnet ;