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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIPGE DAILY HISRALP Safin-day, 101L "I AM NOT THE LEAST AFRAID OF ANNEXATION (Contlnmd from Front' miiio several In. Ing" Binong others "they journeyed to Washington" with a stage skill that ninny-ail covet, while ills- cussing the 'history of 'reciprocity nc- gotiations Bennett's Six Reasons He then gave six reasons for op- rc-sing reciprocity. 1. Canada is pay- ing too great a price for it. as cheaply ae pwst-blo. To diem and to them alone will benefit nccruo, anil by passing the we will cuter to the interests of Tafl and. the I'nltedj Stntw uy the lowering of the tariff wall. It seems to mo. that bad wo on-j ly tbe sense to keep nulei for a ftoort time wo would eventually set the very thine which wo will get by reclproc- !itv went into Five Trade lit 'L i j i wai; itlad that there were so many people In the audience, lor never again in their lives wotild they have, the opportunity to voto on such a momentous question. In the words of Kipling, "the scull of Canada is at slake." it is for the young peo- ple of Canada to work for the preser- vation nf Ihe Nation's integrity, which he claimed was in Jeopardy i( the reciprocity treaty with I'ntleil mittlng it to the House never have Roue before thu Mouse. said the speaker, "is the basis of what I want to say to you. U'o must accept it without change or amendment. 'It deals only with na- tural products, giving a slight de- crease in the tarifi on machinery used on the form, while the limners liavc asked for free trade in larra im- States comes into force. The also. They have not taken election is not one of parties. It is question of principle. Prominent men, such as Hon. G. W. lioss and Clifford Sifton lion j their party in forsaken 'this lisht and have into consideration tbe fact Unit we might have been a" lllis w'Ul" out lifting s hand. They have not considered a national policy which would foster the utmost freedom ol come out flatfooted against trade between Nova .Scotia, and On- ciurucity because they believe that Alberta, or Lethuridgo is not in the interests of Canada as amj and even Edmonton. a nation Reciprocity History bottom basis. If free trade means any- Six reasons were advanced hy Mr. nor had the States forty years it mmas that ihe prodiieta and less, when they saw Jit to n0w in freely should oppose reei- They seem to have forgotten the pol- icy 'of Abe Lincoln, the policy ol lirolcrtion which has built up this country, and for which the. Conserva- tive party in Canada still stands. believe that there should be a strong policy applied to our tarifi here, that may build up a strong nation ol oiiiK. so his factories must imve raw pulpwood as .time four small struppling provinces I nil-' nations of England, France and Hits- brought to an end by a great cry that, effect a at London sia, while in the nation to the south bridge. o -dld not see eye to eye i u' nubile officer Ho had no personal feeling candid-ale, and went out ou all sides, that at tbe then mil sir rate of .consumption there would soon the promise of the premier ofjoi us there was a (hey wish to keep i bound to brine a reduction of wages in Ciinailii.. Cattle and the Trusts IloferHng to cattle ho admitted that tile Chicago price Is 110 a bead litphor thmi tho price, but be claim- ed that tlilc was only for tho fat brewery fed cuttle, and that our cat- tle, when tho transportation charges are considered, also the shrinkage and other Items of expense such tw feed- ing along the road, would not the producer no more, and probably not as much as his prlco on tho homo market. Ho substantiated this state- ment by referring to tbe action of- tho Mattador Cattle Co. of Saskatchewan who Cor tho past three years have not shipped a head across the line, selling them all on the Canadian mar- ket. Tire market will not be any bettor utidor reciprocity; all that will be done to give work to thc U. S. railways In transporting our cattle, to their abattoirs in preparing them for the market, and to their tan- neries and shoe manufacturers, while wo will still have to pay the duty on the manufactured goods coming back to us to supply our own needs. WotlUl not be better to keep onr cattlo bore, kill them, thus building up a chilled meat Industry of our own. and building up great industries of onr own right here In Canada? And after all, he asked, which country do yon belong to, which country should yon work to benefit Canada or the United States? Horse Market The Question of the prices of horses then received his attention and from the statistics prepared by the U. S. government he proceeded to show that while tbe average prl-ce of horses in Alberta Is in the states contig- uous to Canada the price Is Invariably ATLASU FOR Mrs. Inter. "1 was a helpless cripple from Rhcn- mntism for nt-arly n year. All down the right side, Uic pain wan dreadful and I could not move for the agony. I treated by two physicians without help. I saw "Fruit-n-tives" advertised in "The Telegram" and decided to try them. After I had iuketi one 1 was much better. Whet: 1 had talscn three boxes, I could use my uniiaml the pain was almost gone. After taking five boxes, I was entirely well again. The cure of iny case by "Frmfrn-t.ves" -was indeed splendid because all the doctors failed to even relieve me. "1'ruit-a-Livcs" cured me. MRS. BAXTER, a TORONTO, 15, as did be no material left. Today these men U these] tnnt country in a state imperial government about eighty confederation bor will be employed and our peoples Government From Washington Going more deeply into the qnes continued to the greed of the trusts who already certain concessions in five vears. ihe three years 1 have .been your representative in the Dominion said the speaker, "I have not distir.ruished Liberal or Conservative. Laborer or Capitalist, but have treat- ed all alike and have kept in view my notto that, the candidate is the ser- vant of the people. When the ques- tion of reciprocity came .before the could have supported it, but inte it the its manufacture, at tile rate of forty election n dollars per ton, to make a clear g: r- of thirty-five dollars per ton. Canada, House. I I did hot think it in the best es" of the Canadian people to do so. I say. should not be made the ,.UUu-, Whit concerned lvaB clle o[ tl1e believe in it. gain land it is the duty of me larmer, and; tlr emn contract I had made to servo the best interests of the people of my rid- Wheat Those me, cannot hold piir Liberal friends tell .us we are that some 'bold, that to get ten cents per bushel voters, despite t.Fie busy time, to wood-i see tluit they are properly represented next sittings of the Federal! House. This constituency I have! found too large lo get Hut as the opinion present stand in the matter is being more re reciprocity hut were turned away. Again own country and did not want1 reciproc- for our wheat. If I believed that I would not today bu standing as j token not because the people want it, hut because my personal interests a barrier between man and such so- liavo prompted me to do so. called prosperity. But 1 do not be- "Onr party is opposed to the adoption ijeve it. Gentlemen, when the Un- of tho term's of the pact. We do states produces sufficient wheat deny that. Two gentlemen only, trav-jto ner own peoples, and has large elled to and made a con-1 for export, I fail to see with leading members of the market lies for the Canad- Senate, brought that contract back, stated ive could make no change there ian producer. It will be a case of the Imrd wheat being mixed with the. soft ____ _ _ _ In and then asked our sanction in detriment of the export trade adoption. At the- last election, we were made members not .upon that is- tue. and. therefore, we were unwill- ing to allow to go into force tbe terms of a great national question i-hen we VGi-e not the nation's representatives on that particular question. You hnve each nation. Today'the wheat goes in under a twenty-five cents per bush- el rate of duty. The American farm- er asks for his price and the Ameri- can miller is compelled to pay it, be- cause he cannot it any more cheaply from Canada. But remove the to thank' the Conservative party for ann- tbe Canadian wheat the privltege of voting on this issue to the reduction of the price to the farmer of that country, and the export j en September 21. We obstructed, and we do not'deny it. "It is true wa had reciprocity over forty years ago at a time when the United States was in the throes of clTil war, and three great continental nations were righting In tbe Crimea. ,Tiat Is why prices soared high Mid fceheflt was derived by tho people of Canada as a result of the trade agree- ment. Later on, the people of the Re-j kens to Canadian grain will only mean .public saw fit to abrogate it, because i the opening np of a new channel lo the people of the Dominion had the the old market, the upbuildin tbe government knew that It was not desirable to lose too much lime, you were not allowed to have a redlstrlbtl- ity. Ill 1897 Sir Wilfrid Laurier made tion of the district, with the result! a last attempt to bring about a re- that you are voting ou one treaty between the two in tbe place of at least three. But j coimtries, hut with no avail, and it only return the Conservative side thcn tnai Kaid that any fur- the House on September 21, and comc [rom vVasll- will endeavor to give you what they have promised, viz.: terminal eleva- tors, cold storage facilities, the con- struction of the Hudson's Bay railwviy under a government commission. The ington and not from Ottawa. This was the case last year when the ad- vances weie made from President Taft, and as a result "two old pca- Conservative party stands for these! tlcmen" without any facts at their things, but it is unalterably opposed j disposal went to Washington, and in this reciprocity pact. session with the -smartest men of the he claimed that the statesmen from] the U. S. came to Ottawa waving the 'big stick' and intimidated the government into giving them the same concessions whereby Canada lost a revenue of two and one-h millions, lie exhorted his vote to have their policy made at home. won tbe states, adding: "When you reciprocity and the cheap ivasion of chilled meat from the United States, you aro driving the t and one-hjlf is Good-bye Home Market 'His third point was that the pas- sage oi the pact would destroy ur the line to Elve employment to "It J---------- III Vllllll is not what the farmers asked u. S. who were backed up with tacts ah0ut for. They wanted free agricultural 1m-1 and ijgures, they negotiated this pact plements as well, hut the agreement j to which affixed their sig- natures, and which they insist must I be accepted by the people of this was cxnectcd, the interest oi the I country without any amendment meeting centred about thc speech oi [whatever. All this, after going to jives them only a paltry reduction." R. B. Bennett prices are regulated by price as quoted at Liverpool, Ladles and gentlemen, I go'on record in this statement, that there will be no pre- mium paid the Canadian farmer for his wheat if this pact sho.uld be ad-j address opted, and f say it emphatically. (Cheers.) Furr.bermore, I state that the introduction of the American Hennelt, the Conservative can-j work and laying the foundation the Calgary district, oi tin finest nations under the froiT the verv start his eloquence in which hull been swavrd the crowd, which was kept in j expended in railways to give the pco- good humor throughout the Ins ready wit, entire 1 pie t'asv access to the markets of the ind u''t'! ponding Hudson's against tiio arguments of i Bay railway which will'-give to the the friends of reciprocity. The Eight-Hour prairie fanner one oi the best home market. Applying the economic principle that it is the non-producing consumer who makes the market for the producer he went on to show that in Canada the home market con- SO per cent, of our pro- while in the the home market consumes about ninety per cent. External trade is not the best because it is attended by expenses oi transportation which do not mater- ially affect the home market. How arc'you, iie asfced, going to get better prices for your wheat and your beef while at the same time the advocates of reciprocity claim- that the consum- er will pay less for what he has to buy He described such arguments as Ihe extract of and said lhat anv man who could work it out way routes in the continent. No deserved a resting place in Westmin- ster Abbey alon? with the other not- cmlnir-v UlC bardihood to cluuige the tariff on cer- tain articles not included In the pre- Tious arnuigement. Screnl times at- tempts ware mada lor a renewal of tie treaty, but to no avail, and now 'once ajfaJn o.ur Republican neighbor! seen fit to nirottor furnher ax- largely on their own be- linlf. But we, as a young Canadian nation, muet not think of the past, when our destiny-lies in tbe hands of the future, and ray conception of my to the public is embodied in my motto, 'I may change my policy during the course of Lime if I consider that chanffe'to bo in the bost interests of th9 people whom I serve.' Who Started It? Who commenced this present movo- jnent for freer trade relations with the StatoB1? It was President Taft, that lie might find method of feed- ing hln jMBUhrons of ninety millions Tn opening his rcmaclcs he spoke -ritv lhc Dominion of Can- he fact that his connection with; __ American channels of irade. the steady advancement of their railways, mills the eight-hour shift legislation in the W. T. Legislature years ago was and merchant marine, to the detriment. Mnf lhc Con- i institutions 10 a sewn live part} in this constituency, Init drew attention to the fact thnt Hon. A. I.. Sifton at that time (.noli the same stand as he dirt in the matter. UK saiil lhat his stand in the similar amount. Favored Nations Treaties "In ray opinion at least, tho.neh, of course, I may be wrong, If you throw the Canadian markets ojien to the Un- ited States, you prartinuHy throw it open to every nation of the world, and aro bound to compete with them in the matter of prices. Favored na- tion treaties Jiave made it necessary thai Great Britain give to every oth- natlon with whom she trades Uic same treatment accorded to her own colonies. Australia, the United States, South America, tiie Argentine R lie and Russia will be our competi in the groat world game of trade o( the present commerce, with ada, which has bren unusually en- dowed with natural rrsources by a gracious Providence, and now you arc ling of an eye. Those Journeys to Washington These. two ol.d gentlemen1-journeyed down to Washington I hen without nr.y facts on which to base their nc- li-otin'ioiis, ami then cnmc back, and ablcs, Won't Mean Better His fourth reason for, opposing the maUrr was that the miners should he allowi'd to work just v hours sinled them best, as in those j when told of thc nations' day; there were different conditions) treaties, all they could say was that! in lhc mines than there are on account of the fact that th' wi-ro not IhiMi developed to such a 'negotiate (his change, and Mr. state as they are now. And nctt if the result ofjl'ricr. pact is that it not mean an in- creased price for your'products such as wheat, oats, barley, horses ana cat lie. President Taft has stated that the-great'law of supply nnd de- mand fixes the prices. Supply with- out demand makes no price. Supply with demami, and that is the.Brit- ish market, makes price. The wheat market in Britain demands an an- today, they hadn't thought oi that. supply of bushels of uminrs haci no mandate from-the people to That is where the price is fixed. anil that lit: referred what fixes the to thc Herald's speaVinn; nf labor, he mentioned tho their negotiations had been subm.t- strike, attacking the ted to the Liberal caucus before sub- Minister of La-i result that all! Imr fn the negotiations tor its prices will be brought down to a rock SHOE POLISH nwicst, retains its gloss longest Md in the BIG box. Ask your grocer or 10 nit-it t. Tin: strike has been going on now for n period of five months. Thc Minister of Labor has been asked, that time, io come west and Ixii. liiist not done so. Compare his at- titude on this question which means M> much !o thc farmers on the prair- ies in (lit: provinces of Alberta and and Winston Churchill in Knp- I Saskatchewan with that of Lloj'd- land, who during the recent labor r.roubin.s infix-, went. to Liverpool lo give their aid in hring- intf jihout a srltlrment. I Comiiit; to the real issue before thc tlculuni "Mr. Uctinctl stated that lie Restful and Soothing If you have foot troubles of any kind you will find n dollar's worth of comfort nnd watisfucUon In every box of Foot Elm. Call sit any good drug store and get ft box today and yo.u wll rer.eive free of charge a package of fool bath tablets.. Itcd Cross Drug Store Book market showins the price of wheat in Minneapolis to be fi cents a bushel above the Winnipeg price, calling attention at the same lime to the fact that thc quotations showed the price in Chicago to be three cents less. is the reason for the in- creased price in Minneapolis He then procrcdeil to show that fhn reason was local one dependent on the fact that the Minneapolis millers are re- to pny this increaK as prem- ium for (he hard wheat of the states required it: mining their flour. Bui why why, lie asked, should thc Min- neapolis millers pay this when, as they will he able to do under re- 1'iprocit.j, they will be able to go to Fort William and Ret it at the Win- nipeg price And in this connection he claimed that if the farmers get a little butcher shop on-' the corner ou of business, and then for, the next sixty, you will in the grip of the terrible meat trust." And answering Mr. O'Dpnohue's letter as it appeared In the Herald yester- day, he said: "In Canada you are fret- ting better wages than in any coun- try under the sun; -.You are now ask- ed to send your raw material across their in bread lines there, and: giving return the bread lines here." Loss of Natural Wealth Bis. fifth reason, is that it means the exploitation of our natural resnm- ses to give -employment 'to their fnc- toriea. He said that the people of Canada oive a duty to our own .boys and girls of today, and that that duty constated in making it no harder for_ the generations to come. "We are given these boundless resources in trust, and we must conserve them to give our children a 'better opportun- ity than we have ever' had. Why should we do for the country ".o the south what we should rather do for our own kind? Why should we de- plete our own- resources while they are recuperating th-airs? He pictured the two pastures ively 90 and S cattle. pasture the feed Is spoiled, but now wo are being asked to take down the, fence in order that the ninety may come in and take possession of t.he good paeture of the eight. An appli- cation of hard headed common sense to the situation will convince any man that fin Awful Mistake Is being made In doing so." In pass- Ing he too4t occasion to mention the recent promise of the Dominion gov- ernment to give the control of the natural resources of thc western pro- vinces Into the hands of the provin- cial governments as the Conservatives containing respect- In tne former Io hundreds of other cases, "Frc tfves" has given exactly the same satit- fjictorj results "Kmit-a-tires" is the greatest blood purifying medicine ill the world. fruit medicine regulates kidneys, liver, bowels r.iid and prevents the accu- mulation of uric ftcicl, which is the prime cause of Rheumatism. "Fniit-a-tives" will positively cure every case of Rheumatism, when taken Hccording to directions, joe. nbox, Gfor or trial siws. 250. At ail deAleri ur frwm Fruit-a-tivea Limited, OtUwa, claimed they should bo, and ridiculed Premier Sifton, -wbo hns so long op- posed this policy fp using that pro- mise in this campjign. And Lastly His sixth and last reason is that It menaces our position In the British Kmpire. "When we make a bargain we like to know what the other fellow thinks of it. What do the prominent statesmen of the United States think of reciprocity in this connection? I am Not Afraid of Annexation I believe too strongly in the manhood of Canada to have, any fears In that direction. But we must take cog- nizance of their opinion in tpls thing. .President Taft has said that it means the parting of the. ways in Canada, .referring to this country's position In relation to the rest of the Empire. James J. Hill has said the same thiTyr. so has Champ Clark; so have tho Hearst newspapers. They claim tbnt it ie a step, and an Important one to- ward that goal, one flag, one contin- ent, one people. Do you believe in thc integrity of our own Empire ami your own people, or are you to turn your back on it? Are we loss prosperous than the republic to tho south of us? Are our laws not BO good, nor so well enforced, andh'i'e we not Just as a of liberty? It is not a question of ing the old (and would rather wave the old flag ihtri a new one) but it It a question of our doing our duty to the Empire to which we owe so much and of which we form a part. 1 am not afraid of annexation, but I deplore the throw- ing of such a question before peo- ple so new to the country, and with whom sentiment mav play so great a part. We do not need' reciprocity ror our prosperity, for here we might build up a great nation; here might sit the Centra! Parliament of that vast- nation controlling fifth of all the civilized population of the world; and here we might work out a great destiny with reciprocal trade within the Empire, remaining true to the motto of Canada for the Canadians and tbe British Empire." The meeting dosed with the cus- tomary cheers, lad from the stage again, for Magrath, Bennett and Dor- den, and the einglng of the National Anthem. Tbe touring British editors were in Calgary yesterday. Mrs Katherfnc Thurston, thc Irish authoress, was found dead ho- tel in Cork, Ireland. like mist before sunshine, if you use one of EDDY'S WASH BOARDS The Boards with the labor-saving Eddy's Wash Boards are StroiiR, Solid, Durable ____ nnd Well-finished; with a crimp In tlic Klnc that Is easy on yon and your clothes. E. B. EdJy Insist on BCttlnsc the following Co LimlUd 2 lf 3 SpKM Ololie, and Eddy (small At All.Good Grocers. Troubles Will Vanish ;