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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THh' LKTHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD 19, 1911, LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Published by The Lethbrldge Herald Publithlnji Co., Ltd. every lawful evening at. Its office, Sixth Street, Lethbrldge, Alberta can. W. A. Director and Editor PHONE' PHONE: Editorial, Advertising j 122-1 1_______________! 1 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 'l year delivered 1 year. b'y mail 6 months delivered 3 mouths, delivered ji.OO 1 month, delivered .35c. C months, by mall 1 month, by mall J3.00 25c Addresses changed as often as desired, but both new and old ad- dresses must be given THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday in eight or more pages, and contains u summary of the news of the week, local and district i year in G months, iu advance 75c. 3 in advance THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Cross Drup Book Store, J.G.Hobert- Bon Co., Jackson Cope. Alexandra Hotel People's Drug Store. Mac I Co., R.W. Hamilton. Plncher D. L. McCreu. lake Bros. Drug Book Co. Fernle B. Beel Medicine Cranbrook, B. A Atchinson. b. Reinccka. Diamond City Drug Co. Vancouver, B. C. World Wide News Co. Brown Brown 219 4th St. SpoUane-The Jamteson News Co., 705 Riverside Avo. on all C. P. R. Traini Where Hie Millers' Shoe Pinches DURING the election campaign, W. A. Buchanan will not be cliited with the editorial work ef The Herald, which will be con- ducted by other members of the staff. Laurier Will Pass Reciprocity .A T MAGRATH, W. C. Ives is re- port eti to have stated tlmt if th-e Laurier government was returned by only a smalt majority it would not dare to pass reciprocity, What Mr. Ives1 object in lyJunz such ftn absurd statement could have been will be a mandate for him to pass the reciprocity agreement without delay. The supporters of reciprocity can fee! assured that if Sir Wilfrid Lauri-er has a majority at all, reciprocity will lie adopted. He is not one to give in to a minority afior the psoba-s given a good deal of thought to the mutter of reciprocity but is still open to hear argument and presentation of fans connected with the Issue. The question before the electorate Is car- tiinly the greatest that has been be- fore the people of Canada for niany years ami it is impossible to study tho matter too carefully or too exten- sively. It is impossible to have all the var- ious phases oi the subject satisfactor- ily discussed in one public nee ting or two. It is a large many-sited quas- tion. At. the meeting tonight Premier Scott of Saskatchewan, who is.a very ai'ole .speaker, will doubtless present to his hearers new phases of the sub- ject that were not discussed at the previous rally. Geo, P. Smith, 'the clover and able local member for Cam rose, also has striking presenta- tions of Issues within the great reci- procity isstfs, and W. A. Buchansn, the reciprocity candidate, will supple- ment his remarks of the previous meeting with added arguments in fa- vor of the policy for which he '.stands. Every elector who can possibly do so sh o.ii Id make a special effort to be n-esent at the meeting. The ladles are especially Invited and seats are for them and their escorts. AFIIAID to lot tho electors, 01 whom they have uny in flu on exerclso their own fi'oo will u intelligence, other in for tliclr opinions rejjardint; the mer or demerits of reciprocity, tlie great dustrla.1 tiro deliberate nlimtdfttluj! tliow who arc nioro ots in their power. A few days n the Ueriild told of the methods ised by the inamipyr of tho K. B. Kdi ?o. lu its Issuo of September lit, t! Manitoba Free Press produced fu '.its of two circulars issued by tt vie Flour Mills Co., Limited, F. 'hotnpson. These were issued on .August 3, nr eptembor G, respectively, and wei sent to :ill their buyers. Tho first those reiul as follows: "We arc on the eve of a general o ection in Canada, and I wish to poii out to you how vitally necessary it for you, and those you can influenc ,o work unceasingly in favor these niHlom. They do not want tho fanners to havo an extra market foi tho'r wheat. What want IK a ro strlcted market, so that they can con -ol }hc price they will pay ror thuy use. The homo market and the Brillsh market does not and will not take nearly all the wheat rais- in Canada, Without any othw out- et the market will be glutted, and Hie nlHers can get ull the wheat they rant at their own price, while the rotecUye duty oil flour enables them o get mo ro for their flour, being able o limit the output to keep the price ip, or sell in ilrUieh and foreign maa> ;ets for a lower prlco than they sell o tiieir Canadian customers. To put t mildly, their present course, pornilt- bee-yiso of tho tariff, is robbery at oth ends. A few official statistics may enable ho electors to see why tho millers are 0 sot against reciprocity, and will de- a little from tho patriotism aud isinterestodness of tiieir public utter- nces. In 190C, the average price of ard spring wheat In the rice being: set by the millers, not by ho Liverpool price, because of the ov- rsupply in Canada, was 76 cents per ushol; in .Minneapolis the price was S cents. But in the same year the av- rage price per sack of flour, best pring patent, in Winnipeg was nd in Minneapolis it was Wheat as two cents cheaper, but flour was 4 cents dearer. In 1907, wheat in Winnipeg averaged 1 cents; iu Minneapolis 9S cents; hilo in Winnipeg was per ick in Winnipeg, and J2.36 in Min-, eapolis. Wheat was 10 cents cheap- r, but flour 27 cents dearer. In 190S, wheat in Winnipeg.averagei .04; in Minneapolis while flou n Winnipeg averaged S.'UO, and ii inneapolis Wheat was eigh ints cheaper, but flour 44 cents deai In 1909, wheat in averaget .OS; in Minneapolis SI.21; whili our in Winnipeg averaged J3.17 pel ck, and in Minneapolis ?2.S4. 13 cents cheaper, but flour 33 nts dearer. In 1910, wheat in Winnipeg averaget .00; in iilinneapolls while flour Winnipeg averaged and in inneapolis 52.96. Wheat was ten nts Cheaper, flour five cents arer, During those five years the millers id an average of 0 cents less for eir wheat, but sold their flour at an erage of 29 cents a sack more than Minneapolis millers paid and got spectively. leciprocity will give, the farmers e nine ceuts more per bushel, which e millers will have to pay to get the t, and consumers wiil get their .tr some cheaper. Twenty-nine cents BIG EXCURSION To Our Fruit Lands, Arrow Lakes, B.C. OCTOBER 3rd 1911 This excursion is run for the sole purpose of showing our. Fruit Lands, nnrl to attend the Animal Arrow Lake Fruit iVir B 0 October 51 h and 6th. Call at our office and get full particulars regard ing this excursion Cheap rales and free hotel while at our lands. Arrow Lake Orchards, Ltd. Box 679 Phone 1212 0 Canadians are Progressive OF THE PUERILE attempts at argument advanced by anti- reciprocity speakers and writers is a statement that if we wait a while we aiBj- 'have access to the United States t ing anything in return, principle getting something valuable for nothing appeal to any honeat Can dtllaa? Surely not. That is the pol- movinr the tariff or tax on foodstuffs be one of the greateit reliefs that can be given to the grout muss of the working people, including the farmers garded in that light." If the milling trust does not consider it a question of party, neither should the farmers, nor the consumers, whom these millers have been soaking to the limit. Why are Mr. Thompson and his brother millers so furious- against reciprocity? It is not going to throw their market open to the American millers. The agreement leaves a duty of fifty cents a barrel against foreign If the millers do not make is fifty-eight cents a barrel while the reciprocity duty is fifty cts a barrel. .The millers .will, therefore have to reduce their extra profit to a least 25 cents a sack in order to mee the Minneapolis price, the present pro, tective tariff being K0fcents a barrel It will be seen that the millers took full advantage of their protection, getting 5S of the 60 cents allowed. That is where the shoe pinches with the millers. The- Standard Securities Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF orningside Suite 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 nterests which have been harassing armers and working-men. Forget- party affiliations and vote- or reciprocity, not because it waa in reduced by a Liberal government, but eca.use it is a national issue providing or the greatest good to the greatest number. jnd their families. free without conced-jted States will continue No doubt-the Unl- to reduce Does that their tariff, by degreee, because sajier statesmen are resizing the folly of re- stricting legitimate tmde by high pro- tective tariff imposition. Icy of crooks, tliiyves ,and gamblers, j Canada has recognized the same -1 principle, and the sooner it ia prac- tically applied to the fullest possible extent that economic requirements will permit and maintain the revenue the better it will be for the country. Canadians arc- a progressive people not content to fold and wait for same one elee to act, or to. "let well enough alone." They are determined to do things and one of the things they will do on the 21st is to show their a-biding confidence in Sir Wilfrid Laurier. No doubt if we wait long enougli >tome good things will come our way, end some evil an well, but when an opportunity to secure a good bargain on a fair bnsiuesa-like basis is offer- ,ed, Involving a reasonable'compensa- tion, any man of mature judgment would not reject it. It is legitimate business to give an equivalent for what we get, and reciprocity bestows bene- fits on the producers and consumers of natural products and gives both countries better market facilities. Re-; OUR POINT OF Vote for Buchanan. Why vote to hhre your food is in favor of free agricultural implements, is opposed to even a slight reduction made in the reciprocity agreement. Free food means cheaper food. Why not it? Vote for an "X" to the name of W. British Born and Others NOT THE LEAST of the mistakes made by the Conservative party in Its opposition to reciprocity hiis been Its talk of "annexation, lo'y- and the "British A gentle- man who recently mtid.e a long driving (rip through different parts of South- ern Alberta, informed the Herald that IIG found a great deal of irritation and resentment among those who are not "British horn" because of the fact that CDiiservjitive party had endeavor- ed to separate them as citizens of Ca- nada into different closes. Sir Wilfrid Laurier's great aim as a statesman and political lender has been to bind all the different people of Canada into one Canadiau citizenship, but the Con- servatives In this campaign have en- deavored to set race against race. By appealing to the British born lo op- pose reciprocity they have partially thrown down fcbe gauntlet to those Canadian who are not of Brit- ish birth. If the Conservatives .had .desired to spilt u< Into factions they could not have done better. The aim of 'avery Canadian should be, and we believe if, to have his'neighbor a good British citizen and consider him an equal with himself. The assimilation of the various peoples who come to Caiuida'into one citizenship cannot bo accomplished by dividing them into "British born" and "foreign born" and making a political distinc- tion between them. Such a division would be a calamity to Canada and it is hoped that British born and every otlrer whatever hlg place of birth may hiive been, will unite to votfi hI-3 disapproval of such political tactics. The Liberal party stands for a unltal Canada. For that reason It is fighting nationalism In Quebec, while the Conservative party spread- Int dissension by supporting Bounuaa and his anti-Rrltlsh movement and at the same time Hppeftllng In other parts of MIC country to the Imperialis- tic sentiments of thn British born ei' against the Americans anil others who are not British subjects by birth. Remember Buchanan is in favor of an increase of the British preference. iMagrath if; opposed to any increase- Why not give reciprocity a trial! It can be abrogated at any time If it does not prove satisfactory. TJncle Sam does not want Canada. What he wants is what we have !o sell and he -willing to pay a food price for these products. The triumph, of. Borden inevitably would a mandate from the people for tariff protection to the trusts, mon- opolies and combines who will insist on being rewarded for supporting him throughout this campaign. 1C you do not give reciprocitya trial, you will never know whether it would fiave been a good thing or not. If you try it, and if it does not nenefit yon, you can get rid of it iu shou order. By giving it a trial, you lak; r.o chances. By turning it down, you will never get another chance. day. That's the proper kind of annexa- tion. Canada is at the p-arting of the ways. One leads to freer trade, nhenicjr food, better prices for produce nnd general prosperity and progress and the gafe- .way is reciprocity. The other leads to er agreement of Its character. The people, of Canada are determined to retain their proud position in the Brit fsh Empire. Their loyalty is not and cannot be affected. But what I aay, and what f Intend to prove before I through, Is that [t It the devire and nftjjption of the people of the United States to render more light and Im- perceptible the bond that binds to the James Whitney, Conservative Premier of Ontario, at North Bay. Of what use is our natural trade, trust high- intelligent farmers ol and raw material if -we have not taxation, limited market and stag- convenient market to sell them in at A fair profit? What's the use of being commercial- ly hostile to our neighbors across the border, thousands of them our own people, and inviting retaliation In tar- "ffs, as the anti-reciprocity people do? By endorsing reciprocity with a overwhelming majority, the elector will emphasize their determination tc sustain the government that had the honesty and courage to defy tire big nation and the doorway is labelled Which way do you want Canada to go? When yon get home with a bottle of medicine do you ever -wonder how much care was taken in compounding 'it, who prepared it, did they use the right ingredients and did they use the right quantity'? Theee are iiuite natural for to ask, but they are safely In every bottle of medicine you let here. The Red Cross Drag Book Co. Limited PHONE MB. T. H. MeCREAOV, Do You Ever Wonder 7 "I am not least afraid of annexa- tion following reciprocity. I have too much respect for Canadian manhood to think of tuch a thing." R. B, Ben nett, Conservative candidate In Cal gary, in the Majestic Theatre, Leth bridge, Friday, September 8th. Think It over, Mr. Voter, and shoot it at th next member of the gum boot brigade who talks annexation to you. The Calgary Herald announces witli flaring headlines that the Southern Lumber Journal, an American paper, says that the Stars and Stripes should float at Ottawa. It must be remem- bered that the lumber interests of the United States are bitterly opposed to reciprocity and all -this' talk hi Just part of game to defeat the agree ment In Canada. The real "Parting of the Ways" for Canadians is whether they shall pur- sue the path of Ireer trade 'to their ultimate destiny as a prosperous and contented nation or be side-tracked as 'docile slaves of the big money in- terests, trusts and monopolies foster- ed and protected by the tariff restric- .ions and a limited home market. s safe to assume that by this time the country deciding will have no difficulty in which way to start on next Thursday when they go to the polls to cast their ballots in support of reciprocity, which will lead them out of tariff bondage to the higher plane of freedom and prosperity. that reciprocity is'a side issue. There are many .factions. Mr. Bourusa says. 'Upset Laiirier kill the navy'; Mr. Borden aays, "DfeMt Laur- ier and have direct contribution'; .Mr. Foster says, 'Upset Laurlsr so that we can get into his and Mr. Sifton says, 'Upset Umrler and get rid of reciprocity.' It is .confusion like unto the Tower of Bahe4l Should, the government peradventuire be de- feated you would hear such a caco- phony as you never 'before heard In your lives." (Laughter and (applause.) Think of the close International re- ationship .being promoted by the Dry Farming Congress, the fiovArelgn Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, of trades and-lftbnr unions md many other fnttrul and commer- cial Interests now Miitln( betVMn Itnula the or Influence would If was po reciprocity moonc tbtn? "Tin H H will iwt'lM ifftcttd n tllgMni dtftM In their toyiNy nil allfjlinct irltiln and by tr LIKE THE -TOWER OF BABEL (Sir Wilfrid Lanrier, at Coteau.) "There is nothing of the old Con- servative party left in add- ed Sir Wilfrid, "ft Is a party which itself Nationalist. Mr. Houras- sa is going about the country saying STOP! a sting your i earnings THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LLD., D.C.L, PRUDENT ALEXANDER LAIRD, GENERAL MUUOEII CAPITAL, v REST, TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES by The Canadian Bank of Commerce arc the most convenient form in which to carry money when travelling. They arc everywhere, and the exact amount payable in the prin cipal fomgn countriei is printed on the face of every art ilsued in denominations o( J100 and ntajr be obtained on application at the Bank. In connection with Travellers' Cheques The Canadian Bank of Commerce-has entitled "Information of Interest to those v which will be sent free to anyone applying for it, Ldhbridge Branch C G. K. fflgr. ;