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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald voiume IV. Saturday, September Number 227 PRACTICAL ANSWER TO BENNETT'S ARGUMENT David Balcovski, Well Known Cattle Buyer Pays Higher Prices in Prospect of Reciprocity Pass- ing American Buyers Offering Still More Conditionally "I bought one thousand heart of eatttc from the Molntyre ranch yes- terday, and I had to pay five dollars more a head lor Ilium than I paid their manager last year for the saute class of cattle. At the saniu time the old country market, is a little Jowtii ycai1 Mian it was last. Hut knowing, as I do, that reciproc- ity will pass, I was willing to pay that five more a head than last year without fear oJ losing on the ship- 'rnent." These wei'e the statements made to the Herald last night by David Bal- covski, one of the largest cuttle cattle, and they were cattle buyers, too, and just as soon as reciprocity pns.sns they will be ready to make offers for the cattle of tins country. 1 know Iliat reciprocity is Roing to mean a higher price for the Alberta osttle. but 1 am satisfied to lalJe my cliam-'CK even if f do have to pay higher price, for I, in turn, am as- .s-urcft of a hotter market than we liavu now. Having been in the busi- ness for twenty-three years, I think 1 know tins facts of the question, and "THE LORD HATH DELIVERED THEM INTO MY WILFRID LAURIER Premier Qyotes Oliver Cromwell to Express Pleasure at Attitude of Opposition Practical Demonstration of Reciprocity Benefits Huge Meeting in Strat ford Defends Himself Agains Nationalists Spoke at London. Stratford, Ont., Sept. en- j took." remarked the premier amid that every Mrlllsli subject ought to thusiaatic greeting was, given to Sir Imiehter, "1 said, tlic Lord is good be represented in parliament. I AM NOT THE LEAST v Words ot R. B. Bennett Which Knock Prop From Under Local Conservatives Magrath's Meeting Packed Majestic Theatre Rousing Speeches by Bennett and the Conservative Candidate. a was not good enough for the Libcra I tnow that the trouble with government, whatever it might bo for filiation the prayer of the Dennett is that he is afraid-that theitllc Conservative party at present. men was granted. C.P.R. may lose some business by Uiat around Strat- raw products arc higher i-.j.n. may lose some business by onau- jjruuuui.s arc nigncr in pr cc r.niinVi- i .1- j the Canadian farmer shipping iiis cat- the tanners hao a splendid crop the United States than here and fin- er Wlu Cana i? I? TTIlot f T ,______ ___ ler- would he at the of cheering, so much that -Mr. Ihcir leaders a IMSO'II for forming an alliaiR'e with the Nationalists, would happen, he asked, if timored. They had no reason to complain of the re- ception they got or the hearing they received as the enthusiasm was we] thoroughly acquainted with the effect we get our trainload to out "leir pockets and hand men have the same scale of w reciprocity will have on the cattle peg after a long journey we have to to States tax collector. the American's they cannot object if industry of the West. "I was at part] sell "off cars" or the buyers us still r.iake a good trade.' we have Ihu same scale of prices each London, Ont., Sept: frid Laiiricr was given a hearty welcome by au autiirncc oi four thous- and the Princess rink here Wil- stase where quite a large number of the faithful were gathered, than there was in the audienc-a. But that was to be expected. Large numbers of peo- pie wanted to hear Mr. Magrath, not good fellow" hy the crowd on the, stage, a series of cheers from the same source and some handclapplng everybody, supporters and oppon- ents alike. .Mr. Magrath devoted Ms almost entirely to the economic .side of the issue; leaving the flag waving to his colleague. Being in rather poor, rolce owing to an attack of hay fey. er, he did not speak very long. Among: other things he said that the people of Canada have tho Conserva- tive party to thank for having the pri- vilege of voting in the reciprocity of the meeting last night, and I heard A iit.tlc competition might work bc they could keep j the city was' Bennett's arguments on the cat- home without taking the respon.-ii- I that the opposition can ship to other States. They need our cattle just, afraid of the effect of reciprocity in as hatlly at, Seattle, Tacoma, Spo- kane, Portland, and even 'Frisco, and they will pay just, as much or prob- ahly move than they will in the Chi- cago market. These places arc clos- er to us -than-the'Chicago market, and the freight rates are less. To prove what I say regarding these markets, there was a man in Cards- ton while I was loading the train- load I have in the yards here, a Mr. Frascr from Seattle, and Mr. Ben- nett can find him in Calgary if he wishes to get some authentic infor- mation regarding the cattle markets in States, who was looking over the country sizing up the cattle situ- ation here. In fact, lie saw some of the cattlemen in Ilic country south of here, and made offers to them for their cattle. Me offered a higlicr price than I paid them, a couple of dollars ;i head hiphnr, but he provid- ed (hat his offer held eooil only in the event of reciprocity passing. There were two other gentlemen from the. States looking over the same the horse market. In fact, I had an en such a stanft againsl reci "Hut when I "jb'lity of a growing country Of eight on their shoulders. An- offer from Gordon, Ironsides 4-Fares of Winnipeg, of a hean to take the whole hand, colts and.everything A good horse is worth as much or Hie other side of the Hue as it is hero, and 'they have no more-horses the'ev! than they need. And just in passing I might say that I had another offer for tlie whole band from a buyer across the line, a higher offer than that of Gordon, Ironsides and Fares, but I didn't care to sell. Hut grant ing even that reciprocity will de- crease the price of horses here a lit- tle, and I do not think that it will, country will benefit, for the far- mers will be able to buy cheaper horses to ploiieh their land, and still cave a goon profit to the horsemen.'" Mr. Balcovski left at midnight with lis Irainlond of cattle for Winnipeg '.-.'here !iu will dispose of them at profit, even if he was compelled pay five dollars a head more for them because reciprocity comes into cffec after Sept. KING, THE CANDIDATE FOR KOOTENAY, CAUGHT KASLO Kaalo, B.C., Sept. was a large and enthusiastic audience which greeted Dr. King, the Liberal candi- date for Kootenny, at Kaslo tonight. JJr. King spoke for an hour on the reciprocity pact, the benefits which would follow if adopted In Brit- ish Columbia. He claimed that the fruit growers of this province at (he present time would be ready to bene- fit by obtaining best market In Ihe world for their high grade fruit, and also competition on tie prairie provinces would be removed because Ontario and eaitern fruit would be shipped south rather 'than to prairies. He quoted many" large frnlt growen, all ConisrvativeB, who fa- vored the pact. .and 1. Carney, of Kaslo, spoke for naif an hour on behalf of Mr. Goodeva, his remarks being largely devoted to I frld Laurler took the identical posi- tlon which Mr. Carney claimed Sir A. Macdonnld took, and that the overtures did come from Washington He also stated thai last year over 32J.I51 Americans came Into Canada, bringing effects amounting to We welcome these immi- grants, we have the best of relations with them, and it is absurd to try to engender ill feeling. He congrat- ulated Mr. Carney for taking no stock- in the annexation cry. Cheaper living In British Columbia would remit, and wages could not come down as they were regulated by eupply and demrnd and labor org inlzatjons would main- tain the preaont Tho meet- ing ckned wltli cheers for the King the National Anthem. showing that the United turn- ed 4own all of Cnnadlan states- men to obtain reciprocity In the past and that we should not therefore treat with them now. He atao inld that Sir John 'Macdonnlrt took the ground that he would not look any longer to Washington. Mr, McDonald, of Cranbrook, follow- ed nnd for an hour and a half held the closest attention of the large aud- fence. Mr. Carney's opening gave Mr. McDonald an opportunity to ihov that even Mr. Curnoy could only offer opposition on sentimental grounds, and It was generally concede! that ke deJlTered one of tho hest In of the pact ever made In tfctt Sfr.WJI-, iEAttr aUILTV OF MURDIR Chesterfield, Va., Sopt. After one hour In the Jury 'room In the fleattr murder "lal today, It took one ballot, and found H. Clay Beatty, Jr., guilty of the murder of his wife. The verdlot ipeclflea murder in the tint degree. Judge Wataon sentenced Beet- ty to be electrocuted at. met- on Nov. 24. The motlTe of UK crime alleged to RAY KNIGHT IN PACT Explanation of His Pres- ence on Magrath's Plat-L form Raymond, Sept. Conserva- tive papers of Southern Alberta have been making a great deal sf the pre- sence of Raymond Knight on the plat- form at the Mngrnth meeting a :week "go. The Lethbridge News in report- ing, the Magrath meeting said that when Ray Knight walked across the platform the audience applauded. This Is true but at the same time that Mr. Knight walked across the platform Mr. Magrath, Mr. Green and Mayor Young walked across also, and how the News man could distinguish ap- plause for Mr.-Knight among .the others is hard for us to understand. The News would have the reading public understand that by his pres- ence on the platform Mr. Knight-was: lending his approval to the views expounded by Mr. Magrath and Mr.: Green. The Herald is a-bie to give this an emphatic denial. Seen today; by a Herald reporter, Mr. Knight'said he was a supporter of reciprocity. (Continued from page novation could only become possible by the people, and he "sure always be a.mnj-jr- Grits -to prevent it. The iirem- said be hail heard last night at North Bay, Sir' .lames Whitney, de- clare this talk of annexation >.vas sheer nonsense. ''I agree with, added Sir Wilirid. In an appeal (o his hearers lo defeat the unholy alli- ance, between (he Conservatives and the Nationalists of Quebec, he said, '.'Whenever it is asserted the influence of Lauricr is on the wane, there is shout of joy from the Conservatives. If that influence is on the he marked, "I have observed no sign of it, but ii my influence should die it wor.10 he.a sail day for Canada, be- cause ignoble appeals, slander and the 'ostering of race prejudice are the irreaas by wliieh my enemies seek to iest.roy my influence." One thin" upon which Mr. Hourassa attacked htm was the sending of a Canadian contingent, to the'Boer war. The way in which Mr, Bourassa re- ferred to that war was a slander on Great Britain. The premier agreed with General Sherman that war was hell, nut he declared that the history pi1 the future would attest that there was never a war in any part of the worlri which was carried on with such humanity as Ihe war in South he sr.cnt no little time in nt-lcmplins. to' ridicule the position of Mr. Bor- dcn in the present contest. GERl TARIFF entertained w their appar- ont satisfaction. As tho people quiet they were presented littt-a Union got what they. will The High Cost of Living Requires a Reduction on Foodstuffs Berlin, Sopt. 'view of the great increase in the cost of living, owing to the summer's drought, the Uerlln Chamber of Commerce and the .Merchants' Guild today petitioned the government to reduce ihe tariff on grain, fodder, etc., by applying a special specification in -these products aud to lower the duty on potatoes by fifty per cent., the rates to be effect- ciprocity to get cheaper food for his people'and raw material for his'isdus- they would. Jacks and as they took their seats "in they saw-the elaborate decorations. Ireturn. He predicted'that reciprocity Across the stage, one below the other, no, raiBe tor whca{ in were four sir-earners saying: "Give V: .'Tnc favored' nation treaties. LanricT the rest ho "C. A. prices of agricnltnrar pro- as a menns that would .Magrath, the, biggest and best man jforce the for "Borden, Canada's next.Pre- "Preserve Canada, the gran- ary of the Empire." On either side were mottoes, "Canada is not for and "The soul of .Canada i-s at while on the gallery front .was a "Canada fnr the Canadians, a nation within the British Empire" Biner's orchestra and' Capt. Home's piper band provided the musical in- spiration. As Messrs. Mjgrath and Bennett, accompanied by'a number of the an- stalwarts, entered the they -.vere received with loud w, o. Ivfip carried cut the rii'.lies of chulrmnn nnd before open- e until August, 1512. ,The minister meeting offered to .Mr. Buch- of agriculture has' ordered the sale i the privilege of speaking for of fodder to needy persona at I nfllt a" llcur. but as Literal can- prices. ducts in Canada to the lowest possible tevol. He admitted that the .British: government had promised to abrogate these treaties and probably, would do so if the occasion demanded. The farmers hfe said, wore not getting what they asked for as they had a'sk- ed for free In agricultural Implements as well ae Thd pipers band played preliminary airs to stir up thlngi tor Mr. nett and his reception was very .cor-, dial. He admitted' votlfaf against the eight hour bill ten years ago IB tho Territorial legislature and took a poke at Hen; 'il euRia Kins act ooui- ing to Alberta to took after tirlke situation himself, aud paid his res- pects to Hon. A. L. Slfton. Mr. (Continued on Africa. Moreover, it; was just, war, ynrt it was to uphold principles, given frftily lo the people of Canada, BADEN TO BERLIN BV BALLOON liolha, Germany, Sept. The X'ip- pelin dirigible balloon, en, sailed from this city with six passen- gers at o'clock, this morning on the final stage of Us trip from Baden to Berlin.- The scheduled from tlotha wns practically as a' flies, with a slight deflection to over Leipsic, the- distance of '.lie entire (light being 350 miles. FORMER WESTERN CONSERVATITE CANDIDATE TELLS WHY HE IS SUPPORTER OF RECIPROCITY I. H. Haslam, Prominent Land Man, Financier and Politician Un- answerable Arguments Favoring the Pact Deals With Wheat, Flax and Cattle Particularly -Lucid Explanation of Reciprocity Poskipn LEADER OF WORKMEN IN FAVOR OF RECIPROCITY! hare Infatuation (or Dorm ninford, a younf girl. Winnipeg, Sept. Free Preas today publishes the following letter rom J. H. Haalam, who is one of the eat known bualriees men of Sankatch wan. He has been engaged in tho and business for many years on oet scale and knows the eatern country and Its needs as few en do, and has been Instrumental In ringing a large measure of the Arner- an Immigration to Saskatchewan. Mr. Haslatn is a strong Conserra ve, and in 1900 contested Selkirk for hat party agaJnit the late W. F. Mc- Crearr, being defeated hy the caatinr rote of the retiirnfnx officer. since removing tn Saskatchewan he IIM a supporter of Hon. F. W. 0. Haultaln. It Is underitood that had the redistribution taken place before the election be wouM ban ooo- one of the new rtdlnti. Hll Tlewi oo reciprocity will therefore be md with deep Interval, In ale letter The Coming Election To the Editor of the Free Press. my recollection there has not been a federal election held in Canada where the issue Is so clear- cut and well defined as In thiit wnich takes place on the 21st September. The action of the opposition In ob- structing business In i way as to prevent a vote on the so-called re- ciprocity pnct, left no other course open for the government but to sub- mit the matter to the country. There la, therefore, to my mind no other Issue before tlie people of Canada to- ed .until it wont out of pover, and there was r-.arer a time during its activity it would not hv.'e gladly welcomed an .-ij'rinsv.-inent as this. I I'-jlieve that U' n Inter- change o' prod'j'j-.1- wafi sound policy, It Is o.fluur sound pol- icy nov., and that In Can- ada aia fist npprrxjf.lii.i.f; the time when the n....vlcet3 will ho the g'oat concern of iti. .-.talesmen and producers. Canada, true, tvi.'j if.d a great per- iod ot devolopiiKuf during the last fire J'ears. Cltkfi h.v.-a grown phenom- enally In popuMi'i i nnd wealth; nill- day but this, und we are celled .upon Ironda hs.vo In n inanne: .u dnolue this question on Its merits. The iw.t is not only the paramount ssue it Is the only Issue. In the days when tho Conservative party was a great conslnictlve, agfreeelve force, wtaely led and engaging the confidence of the people, reciprocity In natural product! waa ano of the principal in IU platform aM er before. If 'i In any country In vi like period nf development; bank deposits hnvi; v.v.-rentted enormously; credit has tw.i ..-tF.y; communities aJid Individuals Into debt -very largely, am'., ivi.have had and are having Hut the agricultur- al populaflor. 'ibe for anything but reciproc- ity. H is a blow at protection, the very thing we are fighting all the lime. It is not the working man who benefits by 'protection. Ho is not pro- tected. Those who are protected are the people agnin-3t whom organized la- bor Is fiBhtino all the time." So says Frank Duffy, general secretary of tile United 0rotherhocd of Carpeiit-ars and Joiners of America, who is In the city today. Duffy said that the svilfl of protection .and tariff came home to 'him with significance. Point- ing to a little hndgo he wore as mem- ber of tho union, he snlri thai Canada Ian members had to pay more for it would disappear, and .there. would bo general free trade, in which direction reciprocity was a guod and right move. Beware the Bunkum Tho opponents of tariff reduction tried to beguile the working man with tales of cheap labor, and the influx of others who would throw tho working man out of his Job. Their otatements were only ''bunkum. All the choap labor they spoke of, coirtd be fonbd >ven now under the tariff system, and If there was more under a freer sys- tem of trade, the unions would know bow to deal with It. Protected Ocr- nany had about tho cheapest labor in Uurope, and again the United States In the shape of duty, while their peri-j had about the highest, proving that cdical, "The ccst consld-f the rise and was not due to tariff, orably more in Canada than. In the j Working men should not allow thenv United States. The limo woulri coon corno when tho barrier wall of tariffs CALGAHY HOTEL WAS NEARLY BLOWN U.P Cnlgary. Sept.- catas- trophc was narrowly averted here when the norter of the Grand Central Hotel discover- eil a stick of dynamite lodged In a lump of coal-he was shov- elllng in (he cellar. There was enough of the deadly explosive in the stick to blow the hotel to atoms. It Is not yet, known how it came tlvero but Ihe mat- ter Is being Investigated. A t selves to be misled by that cry. On Way to Calgary Duffy is on .his way to the Canad- ian Trades and Labor Congress, to be held at Calgary on Monday. Tfiere he will represent his own union, al- so net Ba fraternal delegate from tho American Federation of Labor. .The Brotherhood of Carpenters, of which Mr. Duffy Is secretary, lug a membership of nnd Its head- quarters are at Indianapolis, where' they own their own buildings and grounds. It includes members from all parts of iVorth America. This is Duffy's first visit to West- ern Canada, and he will spend fwo days inquiring Inlo conditions in Win- nipeg, and then proceed lo Calijary, Al'ler tho convention he will visit all other centres In (ho West, and tool roiurn to Indianapolis. ;