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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 4. TITS P AIM .HERALD Tuesday, DAILY HERALD Xpubllihed by-The Co., Ltd. lawful evening at Its office, Sixth Street, Leihbrldfle, AloerU k. W. A. Director and Editor v Editorial, 1 neportorlal. and 'News 11221 Advertltlng Circulation and Job DepU. 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 rear deJlrered 1 year, by mall C months delivered 3 months, delivered 1 month, delivered G mouths, by mail 1 month, by mail Addresses changed as ofttyi as desired, but bolh new nnd old ad- dresses must bo given THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday In eight or more pr.ges "id contains summmy of tho news of the week, local and district 1 year in advance..... 1 3 months; in advance 50c. A 6 months, in Advance "Be. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Cross DIME Book Storo, J.G.Robert- son Cope. Hotel People's Drug Store- t Co., Hamilton. Plncher D. L. McCrea, Bros. Drug Book Co. Fernle B. Beal Medicine H.t-L.JI.Northam Cranbrook, B. Atchinson. L. Reineoka. Diamond Uty Drug Co. Vancouver, B. C. World Wide News Co. Brown 219, 4lh Si. Spokane-The Jamiesou News Co., 705 Riverside, Ave. Also on all C. P. R. Train! DURING th. election campaign, W. A. Buchanan will not be elated with the editorial work bf The Herald, which will con- ducted by other members of staff. A Voluntary Agreement ARE STILL, some Conser- J_ vative papers and campaigners who persist in proclaiming that .reciprocity IB a hard and fast treaty, ibut 3ucli is not as Is well i established by the explanatory docu- ment from the Canadian diplomats to Secretly Knq.t, at. Washington, and i agreed to him on behalf at the i United States. As an official inter- pretation, mutually acceptable, It ap- pears to be quite specific iu its terms, and BO honest man can doubt its pur- .portj "Nevertheless, ft is distinctly un- derstood that we do not attempt to bind for the future the action of the United States Congress or the Parlia- ment of 'Canada, but that each of these authorities shall be absolutely free to make any change of tariff pol- icy or of any other matter covered by the present agreement that may be deemed expedient. We look for a continuance "of the because either party is bound to it. The Liberals s.nd a host of Conser- vatives are so confident In the ulti- mate success of reciprocity that they do not contemplate such a contingency as either country desiring to abro- gate the agreement and go 'back to the old conditions that prevailed un- der a high .protective tariff. The Principle Still Holds IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PACT that no effort Is being put forth by Hon. Mr. Borden's sup- porters to show why the policy of freer trade with the United States p-araiEtently advocat- ed by the lat-a Sir John A. Macdonald as being in the interests of Canada, would smash. Confederation. It must be admitted that conditions have changed very much since then in commerce and Industry but these changes hare simply accentuated the necessity for less restrictions in our" trade relations with the United States and every other country that Can- adians desire lo do -business with. The changed conditions have not al- tered the principle. Freer access to the United States markets ia just as necessary to our commercial and ag- ricultural prosperity as it was twenty years ago, and ev-eu more so, because the producing capacity of this coun- try is far in espeas of its consuming power. -Reciprocity is simply an agreement that will operate automatically as soon as It is ratified by the Canadian parliament, and it can 'be abrogated at any time that either the United States or Canada earnestly desire to do so. There is no aroHrary compul- sion about it It is even much better than tlie form of unrestricted recipro- city thaT. was discussed several years ago. The principle of freer the same, "but the present pact holds cer- tain limitations and yet is not -binding like a formal treaty would 'be for a specified term of years, therefore it can toe commended to all loyal Can adiaus who earnestly desire liberty to buy and sell in the most conven- ient and most profitable market any- where In the world. Roblin on Independent Voting would to vote for 'reciprocity, becairse; they 'believe It would be a good thing for ttiem, and for the country, -but they cannot bring them- selves to roto for Laurier and the Liberal party. But no roan should feel that he is bound