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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta PigeW TIIK MWHIIRIDGE HKRALD ;WELL ENOUGH -IHE-.FAlSfc.Qft ANALYZED (Continued from Front Sifted thoroughly, It is found thai prospjsrtty. even In Western iton- a real prosperity only. We can not credit that to our fiscal policy. We can credit rather a vigorous hnm.Kniiion Policy, conducted with energy by the Government, the railways muJ every man jack of us. A SURVEY OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY t But.what of-the'.country as R wholeY .For thirty years both Conservative ''and Liberal governments, we .have had lirolectlvo tariff policy, designed MO 'i keep'b'ut foreign to protect home' manufacturers, to build-up Canadian- manufacturing and create a great borne', market for our natural pro- duce. Very-fine. And It-is "well by this system which we are now asked by Mr. Borden and Mr. Bennett to "let olone." Well, lei UB gee. Canada has had a high protective tariff, patterned after of the States, which the people of the Stales arc now bent on tearing down. What is the result of its workings? According to tile census of 1S91 there were In Canada inam.fnc.tu ring establishments.' larpe small. Very fine. That was well toward the beginning of'Uio protection era, alons about the time Sir John began his National Policy which nil parties have agreed in promoting. By now we should have about hundred thousand factories, large a nil small. But wtat liave we? THE CKNSUS -OF 1905 GAVK CANADA 15.7P6 MAXUFACTUKIM! only that and nothing more.' A decrease of In 14 years of Canada's making. INDUSTRIES CRUSHED The nuinbcT of manufacturing establishments employing five or over in was only 14.650; and by 1906 this number HAD PECL1NKD TO pel cent And the census now befng completed will, if lionestly reported, show a still greater decline. What do you say to that, sir? .You are surprised no doubt, for we have ail been busy deuluriuj: that. both iu industrial and agricultural growth. Canada's development is pheopin- we have not referred to the records lo support our claim. Now are shouting a demand lo let well enough alone! Read on. In 1S91 there were 2.550 flour.mills in Canada; which number by WAS CRUSHED TO SS2. In 1S31 there were 51J8 packing plants; number, by was CRUSHED DOWN TO fiS. In 1S91 there were fish packing Industries; which number by ItU'ij was CRUSHED DOWN TO 46i. Ktour mills, packing plants, fish preserving three great Industries concerned with preparing the food of the nation, recording a de- cline iu numbers of in 14 ycurs. And still there.are men in Calvary who will seriously pretend that our fiscal system should be "let alone'" And Leader of the Opposition, whose business it has been to study the ccon- oniic conditions and advise t-he nation, has sat throughout the year uncon- cerned, until now. when the government has determined that our fiscal policy is wrong and necessary to be revised to keep the Ship of Stale afloat. Now that the opportunity to revise It without disaster bas been created and tbe revision planned and agreed to, Mr. Borden sees a chance for an Issue. and brazenly attempts to lead the people against it crying out from the house- .topi. "let well enough alcne.'' And Mr. Bennett echoes the hypocritical cry, and every man who is so stubbornly partisan as to allow his party to lead him like n sheep to the slaughter, echoes the cry. But thanks to tbe western fplrit of independence, there are few such. 1 FIGURES DO NOT LIE j But to so on with me figures. Always'since came to Calgary we! have boosted. Our friends know that, and nioet people are our friends. We j hate to print such pessimistic figures. We hate it with a bitter hatred. But! we know that the remedy win cure the ill. We know that co'm-i CLARKE CO. The Ladies' Store Acadia Phone 453 Block Great Interest Centres in the Display Of New Fall Millinery The hvml of jmiimm fashions is dH'iniU'l.V in (his pro- scntjition of ami trimnicd hals for r.nv and ihoii.irht I'ulncss i'rom Hiillioi'iiulivo Canadian fash- ion world .oiMiniliil ifnl ideas and novel creal ions, which iMiipliiisixc I.K'.im'pori'anco of millinery section Particularly beautiful are tbe handsomely "made" of velvet.' copied after the latest Imported patterns. Tbe shapes are modeled after the French, while the trim- mings are made up of an almost endless variety of beautiful feathers, flowers, plumes, and prices throughout are really moderate. Dainty New Evening Dresses (oliiimi by MnniuiscUt'H, voiles, silks ami siiUns, hi ;i lovely rsmyx of newest effects, all heunUfiilly sewn perfect-filling ;iml representing, in c.isc, the I test value we have to show. s; SELECTIONS OF FINK SILKS, AND THK wini: DUCIIKSSK SATINS The splendid romplo.onoss of ihis slock makes ilio sclcclitm of I lie kind you waur ait exceedingly easy mallei' and fill eonipii rison will prove I he excel I en I value of every line leal lire (I here. FOK DKKKSKK AND i orxn.v nox SPECIAL beaulifui (jiialily salin finish eloih, of ahsoluiely pure silk, spl'endid- wcig'lit. very fine and evenly woven shown in colons lilaek.-ereain. cerise, sky and rose; full -MJ ins. .wide.. Special sharpest iuspeelion and mosi t- 40-iNni KMPim; SATIN Silk. .Wr s-nlondid weight, very ovcnl.v woven cloth, shown in u complete ranijc of all ilic vaulted colors; ins. wide and L-X- special ui the price. 3lessaline Silk. Lovely qnulity. soft finish silk, good of the most popular grades for the present style of wiiisls and dress- es; shown in all colors. (jiiai'Hiini Bik. Tal'IVta, UOr Wonderfully cheap for a, guaranteed cloth; very fine chiffon finish, evenly woven and splen-Hd to wear; 21 ins. wide. Special at iMic. _j. Skinner's Satins, 'I'hn recognized superior of all other satins for lining purposes; U7 ins. wide. soft finish, heavy weight; guaranteed for 2 season's wear; all colors to select from. ire bank presidents, insurance presidents and men affiliated with the big merger mentioned above. The fact .done dught io convince any man of noderate means on which side his b remits buttered; ought to carry ruclpro- my in every community in Canada. Tliis is the fight of the people against he interests, and.every hour that passes proves conclusively. Are your interests concerned with the belter prices for Canadian produce, or more power to the young Canadian trust manipulators? Vou asK; What lias all those figures about nianuf.acf.uring' and mergers to 1o with natural products'.' Well, they -are concerned in more ways than a few. In tbe first place reciprocity is the beginning of the end of t.his dia- bolical system of the protective tariff, a system which England discarded- years ago to her eternal and substantial profit. The United Kingdom is, merce and her people has prospered under free tnde; we know th-at Canada by the masses, figured to be an exporting country, but in 1909 the United prosper under Limited Free Trade, which, is all reciprocity means. The figures are not of our own Thfey. are from ,the government, records. You can look Uicm up in the Canadian Year Books. Let jig-quote the census: Census Population No.lqf Mfg. Establishments Cv 41.259" IS71 1SS1 IS91 1901 1905 .not given not given Total Xo. Wage-Earners not given do you like the looks of ihe results 'of'our fiscal system which you ure asked to "let The total number of factories Bugged in manufact- uring Boots and Shoes, Carpets, Carriage's arid Wagons, .Agricultural Imple meats. Furniture. Fancy Goods, Explosives, Rubber Goods, Cotton Goods, Woollen Goods, and Varnishes; Harness and Soddles and other leather goods, and'iron foundry products, Was .in 14.-I93, By.lOOij Uie number had declined to These are ypn. selected industriet, desired toXbir fettered, and which BNJOY THE HIGHEST RATE OF i You don'tjbelieve Ask-Mr; it.'1 He will tell you thai for will he dare to tell you) that, it is cheaper to operate many industries from one office and that the business acumen, of the has "gotten to- it were, in a few "large" industries (heavy, on the large) and that (he number of men employed is quite -as great and that the output Is very enough to be "Itt alone." But listen: We are protecting our industries in', order to enable them to supply .us, but instead of meeting our requifemerits 'from year to year, our Imports of dutiable goods is increasing from year to year at a most appalling rate. In IS 9.1 the value of dutiable imports was on which was paid In duties By 1905 this dutiable goods, goods which the prin- ciple of the ''protective tariff" is supposed, to keep out of the country, had increased to on which we paid duty; and for the twelve months ending with March this present year the dutiable goods reach the amazing total of on which we paid iu duties approximate- ly one-fourth the total. Of co.urse this is fine for the treasury, if you look at it thai way, but we are looking at it from another angle. For instance iu 1906, we tnude Canadian cotton fabric worth, at the retail price at a labor cost of But eveu so, our protected industry did not protect our needs, tnd we had to import dutiable cotton goods paying in duty If the wholesale price of what we produced at thorne was no great- er than the wholesale price of the imported goods, which was true, the consumer paid the wages necessary to produce the 'Canadian goods, paid Ihe d.uty on what was necessary to import and paid a profit of J5.500.000 to the protected interests for the privilege of having a Canadian factory. And only poor people use cotton goods. Likewise, in the item of sugar. W could have paid the wages of all Uie men engaged in sugar-making in Can- ada and still have saved two miliion and over, if we had the privilege of buying In the world's market. And so on and on. If Mr, Bennett tells you that, the results are satis- factory and Well enough to "leave alone" remind him'that Canadian manu- facturing is DISCHARGING ITS EMPLOYEES AT THE RATE OF SflO PEO- PLE PER YEAR faster than it is taking them on. If he says this is well enough to let alone, remind him that the gigantic machinery of trust manipulated industries will, employ only strong men under nn oge limit. Remind him that thousands of small factories in East- ern Canada have moved from the towns lo the cities, devastating the country to build up great cities, just as was done in the States. Remind him that not only have tens of thousands of small factories been dosed by the mer- gers, b.ut that, as stated by the "Monetary in 52 of the great trusts-merged still further, forming In fact one gigantic Canadian octopus, with ten armi, controlling absolutely and completely Industrial Vealth of the Dominion. You talk of "trust-ridden" States. In the States afe'above individ- ual Every town ban its individual banks, and they support the local in- dustries. The trusts have tried to destroy the individual bank, patterning the system after the Canadian system, with head offices hi New York and thousands of branches, as in Canada, collecting sending them along to headcuiartei's for the manipulation of combines.- But. tho people have prevented ft, for they love the local bank with its flexibility and independence find the tnists have been obliged to finance with the money of u few large centres. Very true, they have gotten on well with thesasslatance of t.he in- surance companies, but the American banking system has never produced a trust, whereas the Canadian system, with leas than thirty rnritrolllng, Is calculated to develop the most hopelessly trust-ridden country in God's Kingdom's-exports exceeded those of the next7 highest nation by-more than billion dollars! 'And a detailed examination of Hie items shows 80 pcr-.cerit. cf this expert to be manufactured goods, going' to the States, Canada and the other wise countries that wall with "protective" And this excellent showing for by in whereas Canada's balance of trade, is so niticli against us and so ugainst us that we are going helter-skelter to kingdom come. of trade against us has occurred regularly nine out of fourteen years, and, figur- ing interest on what we are compelled to borrow, runs as high as in a year. And while we are thus" getting, rttli! backwards, Argentine and Australia and New Zealand, with fiscal systems different from ours, each has a large annual balance of trade in their favor'.( Reciprocity is Abound io turn die blauce of traflq Canada's fiting us as a nation, by hundreds of millions. figifres, in, seven j years we have bought worth more t.han_ we have sold. If this amount is saved in the next seven years through--recijiVocity, it will'be worth while. i And the bulk of the money thus paid out was borrowed from, England. Does good Imperialism consist in borrowing money" from England to buy United States goods? Drum beating Imperialists hod best pause and ponder. In conclusion of this too long discussion, we beg to caution the reader against the possible observation of Mr. Bennett's supporters that in view of the facts as above it is time to i.urn the rascals out. We are fair and fear- less in (-his debate nnil we have no hesitancy in admitting that the present system is wrong; but we do Sir Wilfrid the credit of allowing that he has admitted it and set about to amend it. But while he is thus progressive his opponent cries "let well enough alone." Mr. Borden' has lined up with the banks, the financial trusts, the industrial trusts, and if Canada should chooie to back these men, now that Laurier has thrown down the gauntlet to them, Canada would be well nigh beyond recovery by the people. What Canada wants is not a change of leaders, but the change of policy "now advocated by the government for your approval. The only objection to the agreement is that k does not go far enough; but half a loaf is better than none, and reciprocity once established can be easily extended, with the result that agriculture will be stimulated, the monoply in natural products broken up, and diversified small industries will build up among the people, challenging the strength of tiie unlawful combines, distributing back to the people who create it, the profits of splendid development into Lethbridge for six months, beginning in January, per later in i car'lots from Ihe western smtos, paying a duty of 2 cents per cents! You Despair per per car. A great ninny ears are imported every year, as we have no local supply. Under Reciprocity-1 there will be 48 cent re- duction on. every case. are imported under simitar the duty being i the same as strawberries, 2 cents per Ib., 20 per CUSP, j RASPUBHRIUS AND CXIMWS and of for the mere asking to anyone not. Here's, an Offer that Should Interest Sufferero of Skin Irritation Kirst of fill want, to explain that, flu; remedy wo -.in; nboul: Lell you car lots from Oregon. D.uty. 2 cents per Ib., 48.cents per case. the month of.September our market is supplied with the basket grapes from Ontario, but on the-grapes that LuUibridive uses the rest of the year, duty 2c per Ib. In the winter season we use the Spanish Malaga yianes. and from September to Christmas the fancy California Tokays, which are now on the market. The duty at 2 cents per Ib., is 50 cents per case. Cars arriving this week pay duty amounting to per car. householder wants-a few peaches for table Use and ;i few jars preserved. All peaches sold bore are imported from California, Washington, Oregon, with sonic from British Columbia, the duty being I ront per pound, 20 cents per case. Peaches selling today at per case would, under Reciprocity, lie only PLUMS AND housekeeper nlso preserves plums and pears. For five months, from June to October, Lethbrldpc uses many cars of these fruits for table use and preserving, paying 10 cents pnr case duty on plums and 25 cents per cage on pears. Under Reciprocity, free. WATERMELONS AND duty mi melons is :t csnts each. This applies to cantaloupes, which are largely used on the breakfast; table in the United States, but in Letbbridge they arc a luxury, the duty of'S cents being a prohibitory tax early in the season. Later the duty Is more tlhin the cost. N'o local supply is grown here. American duty on apples is TS cents per barrel. If this duty is removed the American market will he open to the Ontario apple grower. The Canadian duty is 40 cents per or II cents per box. Leth- bridgo and the west procure apples from the foulbern States before Uie Ontario crop is ready, and from the Western States during the winter season. Box apples are largely used after tho Ontario stocks are sold out. Under reciprocity early and late apples would he 4U cents per barrel, or I! cents per box less. imports practically all of its iutuatoct-, and the import duty is 30 per cent., ivl.ich will be saved by tbe adoption nf reciprocity. Cod used throughout the winter months and more particularly during the autumn holidays, are -all imported, at an average cost, of per barrel from Cape Co.. the duty 25 per cent. equal to per barrel of 100 cents per Ib., or per are used in Alberta, -and we have no local or Canadian supply. vegetables pay 30 per cent. The market gardener Lhoroughly pleased with its use. This should establish sincere faith we have in it. Parasites or germs cause eczema, mid eczema IK probably the most pre- valent cause of all skin ailments. To overcome them, the remedy must of necessity destroy or remove tbe par- asite or gcnn before relief can be obtained. Possessing remarkable, antiseptic, germicidal, cleansing, soothing and healing power, (be r.uralivo value of Rexall Eczema Ointment is very pro- nounced in t.ho treatment, of eczema :iud allied skin diseases, whether of the dry scaly sort, the weeping type, where there is a flow of ill-smellins: excretion, or the intermediary kind, such as pimples, blotches, discolora- Iions, ringworm or acne. It is very useful lor treating hives, nettle rash, insect bites and wounds., It Is Ideal for skin ;iilraents peculiar to children. Rex-all Eczema Ointment is grayish- whiu; in color. a pleasant odor. are a sufferer of skin eruptions in any form -ind is very cleanly for use.v If you irritation or whatever, WR urge you to try a box -at our risk. At (he mere hint of dissatisfaction you may have yo'ur money back. Two six- es, oOc and Remember, it Is M-tny cars Onl3'