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Our   l.(ii*l   Colnuina
NO. 33
Space will not permit of any
lengthy reference to the ^splendid
welcome home accorded Ur. King
by his fellow citizens on Saturday
afternoon, neither, is it possible to
more than rofer briefly by way of
Introductory remarks, lo the magnificent meeting helil in the Auditorium on Saturday evening. livery
t'itl/.fii tf Oranbrook knows thut
iiniii thr reception uml the publie
meeting have never before heen cx-
ccllod in this eily, in point of view
nl spontaneous enthusiasm und-   un*
t|iialilii*tl endorsement ul a candidult-
fur politieul honors. Tin: Herald
devotes practically nil lis spueo iu
Ibis issue to n report nf the address
i-s delivered by Hr. king, Mr. Potor
Luml nnd Mr. M, A. Macdonald.
'lliow addiesses should und will receive the careful attention of overy
elector, lu particular tlio Herald
commends to all its readers lhe remarks of Mr. Peter Lund, than
wilu»iu no man is hotter qualified tn
speak upon the probable results of
reciprocity as affecting the great
natural industries ut Kast Kootenay.
Hr. King was accorded a welcome
home ami a reception ut tlie Auditorium that told in the most eloquent manner possible of the out
come of the election on September
21st, so fur as Cranbrook district is
concerned, lit* brought the most on-
couraging reports from all over Weal
Kootenay, and as for the Ferule rid-
Ir.g, the itiltifulty is to lim: an out*
sjo'en  opponent of reciprocity,
When Mr. Jos. McNabb took the
chair the Auditorium was crowded
to Ihe doors und it remained so until an unfortunate outbreak of tire
ItrotigM the meeting to a close a
few minutes earlier than had luen
Tlie opening proceedings were graced hy the presentation of two
lovely bouquets to Dr. King. Mrs.
A. I.. McVermot, impersonating
llrlttannia, presented the first, ami
as i>r. King was receiving, that;
Mis. Horn-hard, representing Canada, came ou from the other side of
the stage ami presented another.
This little feature simply brought
dowi.   the house.
In a very few   Introductory     re
marks, Chairman McNabb opened the
meeting, Introducing Dr. King, as the
lirst speaker.    Tlie doctor was given
another welcome of   ihc   tne    Ciau-
bn ok style.
I»r. King said-
Mr.  Chairman,  Ladies ami Qentio-
meu:   1   am    sure  it gives mc very
much  pleasure to see that such       a
large audience   of    tho   people    ol
Cranbrook  have   assembled   tonhjftl
to listen to a discussion of the verj
Important question before tin* people
at    llH* present   lltue.      It   h suggest
iii by out opponents thai ail. who
ure iu favor ,,f reciprocity, are not
loyal llrilish subjects or at alt
events that lltey are advancing a
policy which ihey sa> will lead to
annexation Kith the IT, s ami tiiat
iu Itself would be disloyal it such a
result   would i"in*' aboul.     tt seems
to me,    however, tbal the beautiful
im suit.itiuu Jusl made t< me by the
ladles, who v.i Qttlngl) reprarrcnted
'•■eat Britain on ihc one hand and
Canada on the other, ami tin- hearty
response which you made-on libel!
appearance is the best prool that
alt ol us Liberals ami tN-rnscrvallves
are loyal and patriotic citliens Bad
thoso who would represent anything
el-c arc misrepresenting the true at
lltirdo of the   people.      t Vpplause]
Vou   know      that   it   is said Irofll al
most every platform by om oppoo
etiis Hui, it this sgreetneBl goes
through, this countrj will be annex
ed by Ihe IS. As 1 said before,
Ihe Very suggestion imputes dislov
ally, tot no    inn' Canadian    wont*]
ti|il.i|il lUCh un agmmeiit il he bo
llcvetl it would have such a result
I   believe, however, that tin*, is onl)
a    scan I",  and   indent  it   struts    <u
im- thai the whole policy ol those,
who aie opposed to reciprocity wilh
the I nited States in natuiat pro
duets nnd themselves compelled to
resort to scare orjra Instead ol dw
cussing llh* real incuts , t the
question. I have now travelled
ovei the greater pan ol the Koote
nay district, addressing meetings at
many pointii ami I can saitl*. SB)
that bOWhere did I find anv stock is
taketl lu this cry ami I think we can
dismiss it frnm further consideration. (Applause). Now the government nf Canada have entered into
a Hade agreement with the United
Stales of America and the simple
question tor the people of Canada to
ilieide Is ns to whether or nut it
will he In tin* hist interests ot all
elasses iu this country to endorse
and ratify that agreemenl. You
ure all familial with the agreement
by this time. To put It slimtlv
under its provisions, all the natural
products of i he soil vCill pass freely
acrOBS the line it It beer men law.
There Is no change so far us our
maniifaeturii.g Industries are Concerned except a small reduction m agricultural ImpletnrntH lor the hrnelit
ol the farming rtaas In this count-*-
Cranbrook Acclaims King For Kootenay
Future Member for Kootenay Given Royal Welcome Home and
Magnificent Reception at Great Public Meeting: in the
Forcefull Address by Mr. Peter Lund in Favour of Reciprocity
It cannot he said therefore that our
manufacturing Industries will in any
way he Interfered with. They are
not touched. The people utTcet-d
by this agreement are those who
deal iu natural products 11 e the
farmer, the fisherman, the lumberman and the miner and 1 think it
Is* made  plain to everyone thai
the ease of all these Industries
everyone of them will derive great
benefit from t he ar range un-1.1. \\ e
know this thai tlie great masses iu
this country have as!:ed for an
agreement of this kind. A large de
ptltatton of farmers from the prairie
provinces and from Ontario, ('uelav
iinil the Maritime Provinces wailed
upon the govern Inent at Ottawa before these negotiations commenced
and demanded that they .serine if
possible reciprocity iu natural pro-
duets wilh the people of the U. S.
We must assume that thtsu people
know their own business best and
ihat it will he of Immense advantage
to* t heiii. We also know this that
if under reciprocity the prosperity
of the farmers will Ik* increusid it
will affect beiifticiully all other industries iu Canada. The fanners
are the largest buyers of manufactured products of all kinds and any
policy which will add to their prosperity ami purchasing power must
have a beneficial effect on all Industries in the country. (Applause).
It Is sometimes said by our opponents that the government of Canada
liotiltl riot go near Washington t
ttegot iate this 1rude arraugeniciti
wiih them in view- nl the fact that
ail the efforts of previous govern
incuts to obtain the same arrangement mel with refusal by tbe people
of the I'. S. In this connection 1
inly need IS) that, after Sir W.l
frid  Laurier's government attimpted
iccessfully to secure such an ar
rangement as this in is-'t, the*, tn->k
tin*  dignified stand that this country
Id no longer look to Washington
and that, if any renewal of negotiations took place. the first atop
would   have   to Ih*     taken ly the C
government.      This attitude    ot
Wilfrid   Laurier was never    departed  from.    We know that President   Tall  took the fust step, that he
itile the first   advances ai.d   s»g
.jested   to   the   Canadian government
that   the s) hi entet into ncgoUa
lions with a view to obtaining bet
ti*r trade relations. In this ease,
therefore, Washington came to Ottawa   With lhe offer and it  would be
igvUnsI  the poHcj ot all leaden   in
tlie   past  and the   expressed attitude
f siiWiifnd Lauriei it he refused to
accept  that Invitation ami trj      to
ObUlfl   for lhe people of   Canada ac
to the groat American market
tor tIh- things wbieh the people of
Canada have to veil i have said
ihat ail parties in the past were of
one int ml in regard to this question
The government al Sir John A.
UacdoaaM always maintained a
standing offer in their eostoms tarifl
to treat with llr t' S lor retipro
iitv   In   natural     priodoeU wlrencvci
the*,    Wvlc  icadv  to    do so       I could
giv,. quotations fri m *rpeacbei nl Sir
■lohn Thompson, Sir Thai les TUppei
nml tlie Hon QfJO, K Foster to
show    Ihat    this In   a fart  hut       it
doesn't ■cent neeeaaary to do so as it
Is now gener all v ndmittnl Sir Wil
tied Laurler was not tire oiilv xlat-
i,sinaii who took llu- stand that the
Mil step would have to come from
Ihe IS. That was the exact atti-
tudfl also of Sir .lohn A. Macdonald
when in 1R91, a. let sending rrpr*-
setitatlves to Washington wlm failed
to secure such an agreement, he
stated that any further advances
would have to come from the other
side. In every particular, therefore, the attitude of both parties
was tlie same. (Applause). Not
only is that true, bui I say the
Conservative party in the house were
in favor ot securing such an ar-
rangemei.t up till January last when
the result nt the negoliatlnns were
announced at Ottawa. Mr. Northmp,
a leading lieutenant ot Mr. Ilnriten,
staled nboul a year ago that, If
Ihey roild obtain rerlprnclty with
the I', s. in natural products, the
Conservative party would hold up
both hands for it. Dr. Chls-holm,
ol Rant llama, abo espvesar-a simi
lar views. More than that, many
Conservative papers as soon as the
''agreement was announced wrote <jdi-
torlals In its lavi r and not once,
while the negotiations were going
on. did the Conservative opposition
raise a word ut protest againsl
completing the ar**ang**mcct, Strange
to say, however, thev took that attitude after the arrung.-iiu.-iit was
completed so tar as the representatives <t tHtih countries could do
sn. The only demand made un tbe
Conservative partj to take such a
stuml came from the protected In-
teres!s in this country ni.d from IH
Liberal millionaires in the city of
Toronto who. although their interests were nol effected, evident I.
thought that the agreemenl was not
in the direction which best suited
their interests.
Nt w h-1 us consider for a moment
the bank Industries of this country
which we claim will he luminously
benefited by this agreement, First
and most important is the agnail
turn) Interests throughout tic COUO
try. Canada is a great producing
country, predating more natural products than wc consume ami it ll
natural Unit    they should desire as
large a matkel as possible for the
sale of their surplus products. It
Is useless to deny that a market of
ninety million people right nt our
very doors will not he of great advantage to the farmers or Canada
Om , pponents say they alrendy
hate the llritish market and the
home market. That is true hut
th!s agreement will not take away
any market they have at presenl.
It   will   rather    give them n    thin'.
market.   Everybody knows that    it
is ilways advisable to have as
many purchasers a* possible for pro
duets which Ihey have to sell. So
.far as the llritish market is Concerned with the production id wheat
.which we have in Canada nt lhe
Iprcsitit time il cannol nhsnrh nil ol
lit. This year It is believed that n
.crop nf two hundred millions of
Imslnfs will he hnrvcslcd. As time
goes   on      tin- pro-lint nm will lli-
eresM*  very rapidly       Figure*- nhow
thai   in     the lasi  few years produc-  products   such   as     posts, telegraph
lion  of wheat in the l\ S. has been   poles, etc.     (Here Dr. King read the
decreasing that their exports of
wheat have been decreasing and tho
Mme is not far distant, I believe,
when they will be larger importers
of tli s commodity. liven at the
present...lime in face of the duly
we export large quantities of wheat
to the American market There is
absolutely no doubt that the farmers, so lar as they haw* made
themselves heard through their organizations, are absolutely in favor
of this agreement, ami. as I sax* before, they slu nil know their own these "duties,
business best. (Applause). Some of
the Conservative candidates in tjhc
pralrlc provinces like Mr. .lohn Hit
r..n, of Macleod, feel tht* force of
this to such an extemt thai Mr.
Ileum), although running as a Conservative, has declared himself to   bo
in   lavor of the agrecn
not   losing   any marke
int. They Hre  |,|
list fnm the schedules) and this
cannot fail to lie of enormous bent-
fit to them. If one looks at the
exports ot (orest products from Canada iuti the r. s. for the past five
years they will lind that we have
exported about twenty-seven millions
of dollars worth annually so that in
view of that fact it is folly to
say  thai    there is nut a market on
the other side for the products of
our forests which will, of course, he
greatly Increased hy the removal of
In addition to that.
by the reninv;I of duties on natural
products the lumbermen will ire
,ilL* to obtain many of the supplies
ol natural products mueh cheapci
than the present h*. Hie removal of
duties on them so that the cost of
production   will be decreased.     i \p
It is claimed by our
ponents iliat the Lumbermen's ass*
gaining a third, which will undoubt- iatloo at    Nelson placed tbomselve
fly Ih* of benefll to them (Applause).
Then we have the lumbering Industry, which is most important in
this province, We know that for
several years past this industry  was
mi record as againsl ihis agreement,
it Is well known now, however, that
ihey ditl so without complete Information as it, the terms • f the pact
They wen* in session in Nelson when
the  part   was   announced  and took
the or.lv unprotected one in Canada, thejr  information from the      new*
Hough  lumber from the 1    s.      by papers,   information which wu tottf-d
the action   of a  Conservative   gov- afterwards  to be Incorrect, and as ,,
ernmeni   in 189-1, tonus inlo Canada rcsult  passed the resolution referred
tree of duly,     while the   American 1(,  undrr a ,n|aapp**ehenslon as      to
market was closed tn rough lumber
produced in Canada Hy this agreement this inequality will be done
away with. The Canadian tariff,
10 far ns lumber is concerned, remains absolutely untouched so that
there   is   no loss     [or the Canadian
what the terms ut the agree**-*-* ut
really Were, Wc know that after
that resolution was passed ami
from enquiries made, Mr. Anstlc,
their secretary, wrote a circular
letter to all the members pointing
out  that tho    resolution was passed
lumberman. All lumbermen recog- uQ(*er a misapprehension ami als.
ni/ed for the past j.umher of years is,aling that (here was absolutely no
Unit it was impossible to secure «; change so far as the Canadian tanti
i-duty on rough lumber coming from L^ concerned or anv loss to the
the other side ami Mr Ooodcve or lumbermen, while, on the contrary,
the Conservative party never made they received ihe benefit of the low-
iiu effort to have a duly imposed. i,.ri„K of duties by the American gov*
II Wil therefore be all gnln and tm 0Wmcnt. The American lumlfrmen
loss so lar as the I i in her men are recognlr* that the agreement is tav-
coi.ceiiiiil. Tinier tlm agreement- oraye to Canadian lumbermen rather
ihe lumbermen will have the Amert- ul>lh t0 uiem ns shown by articles
can market opened to them lor written fiom time to time in oth-
I rough  luinhrr and many other toraaileftl organs nf     the lumbei   Imtustiy
oi.   llie Other side of the line.
Then we have the fishing inlmsttv
lo consider. t in!ii tins agreemenl
Hie act-ess tn the American market
is obtained. It is absolatcly a
fact (hat at tin- present time on the
Pacific coast tin- industry is not a
paying one. In fact it docs not
pay white men lo engage In this
particular* line ol industry. No one
seems to dispute that enormous
benefit will accrue to them. W,- are
not particularly Interested in the
fishing industry here but plainly, II
iln- value of that Imluslrj is Increased iis effects will be felt bv
every otlier Inn- .,i industry in the
Then in regard to mining, as you
know, coke is placed on tIn- free
list. This will if of enormous benefit to ibe coal* mining ii.dustty iti
tho Crows Nest Cass and on tin-
coosl and Vancouver Island At the
presenl time thej have inly a Hmit-
i.l market In this province for their
coke, a market which cannol ab-
Borb a traction ot th ir possitte
production. They will therefore
haw a new market in the large
smelters in 'the Western States ami
nobody will say that it wil not be
ot enormous betcflt to this Industry.
(Applause). There lias also bei-i. an
agitation in this province for tlie removal ol tluties from lead ami /in*
ores. Everyone admits that it will
I,.1 a great boon to ihe mlnltg Industry to obtain thi*: relief. At the
present time a bounty la pan. on
these products and. so tonyt as the
bounty is paid, it is natural to assume that the American govr-rnnient
will not open iheir markets .•> a
bounty-fed industry. I believe, however, if reciprocity passes that it
will he possible to secure access to
the American market for our lead
and  zinc ores. It is   rema**sabte
that even Mr. Goodeve ia in lavoi ot
this. Yon will notice tbat Mr-
Goodeve is it. favor of reciprocity In
spots. (Laughter and applause). He
will not affect our loyalty or our
wants reciprocity in these productions and evidently admits that it
Imperial relations but lie refuses to
favor the opening up of tbe American market for the farmer, the lumberman ami the fisbermar;, I can
only say that, if tin* people of Kootenay want to obtain an opi-n American market for their lead and rinc
ores, they will eertaii.lv tn' **0un*
the wrong way about it if they reject this present arrangement. II.
however, the presenl arrangement is
passed  into law, our government can
cry well Open negotiations with
the r. s, government lor the removal of the duties referred to
How can Kot-tciiitjy declare tu. Mr.
Goodeve ami his policy of high
tariffs ami expect to net reciprocity
in the future and free access to (he
American market fi r our lead and
sine ores. (Applause). I believe this
great boon can hr obtained ami, il
ai.yone thinks it can Ik* better olt-
tilned by voting for Mr. Goodeve
ami t timing tlow u tlu* present arrangement, denying all other ebisv-**
the free market which they desire,
I can only say that I cannol under
stand tluir reasoning We see therefore, ladles and gentlemen, tbnt
every Industry in tins country standi
to gain enormi USlj by the adoption
of this agreement. It is no wonder that Mr. Goodeve, instead of
discussing this issue, which is Un
only issue in this campaign, wants
to divert attention away from jt by
discussing other trretevant matters.
I have said ihat the Conservative
party will not discuss this agreement on economic ground*.. They
simply adopt tl.e polity of scan ami
take the absurd stand that, if we
pass an agreement, which all parties, Liberals and Conservatives
alike in this country deaired-and
their loyalty never was' qUttMofrcd-"
we wil he annexed hv tlu* people of
the U   S      The cry  is too     absurd
to In* considered hy reasonable men
arid, as I said Irefore, r.o one is
taking any stock In it (Applause).
Why,   Mi      Chairman,     we had just
such an arnmgefhenl with Uw U s.
between 185*1 and I860, under whuh
the natural    products ol both coun*
dies passed freely BCrOM the line
I'.ve-yoiie knows thai this arrangement  was    highly heurlm.il In Can
atla. It was abrogated by the U. S.
government, but you know it did not
lead to annexation. Today we are
much stronger so that the danger today would be correspondingly less,
Then tbere are other benefits to lie-
derived Irom this arrangement. As
you know the American tariff, was always higher than the Canadian
tarifl. We operate against an American tarifl of about 45 per cent,
while the Canadian tarifl averages
attOUt 25 per cent, Under this arrangement there will lie an equalization of tariffs tu a very large extent. Tbe American government
have reduced tln-ir duties necessarily
very much more than thu Canadian
government so that tin* advantage in
this respect lies with Canada Surely this agreemenl, in view of the
fact tbai tbe reductions ir the American government arc so much lar
ger than those made bv Canada, is
t,» say tin- least, a tali arrangement ami, as a matter of fact, will
give the greater benefit lo tho
people of Camilla I believe that.
after reciprocity is carried,
there is no doubt but thai it will
in* carried, because tt is practical!)
admitted thai tbe Lauriei govern
lima win be sustained, that there
will be increased farm production in
this country and also Increased land
v.tlui s I nright pom: oui lhal the
Canadian Pacific Rallwa) Land com
panj at Seattle at the present time
in tlml offices tbere ate advertising
llie fact that, if reciprocit) paosr***,
tlieii lauds in Canada will Increase
I.. 100 pel cenl (Applause). Now
you will understand, I am sure,
that the Canadian Pacific ratlwaj
are '■ o big a concern lo make such
a  statement   for  political purposes
This is a simple statement of fact
and it will be true alt ovei Canada
With Increased farm production and
Inc**eased prosperity among the ag-
ricultural classes there is no doubt
that there will he increased manufacturing. As I saul before, our
manufacturing Industries are nol
t-Hiehed. Everyone knows that
where prosperity abounds am! trade
grows that the manufacturing Indus-
t ries   (bill iw.   i Applause j.
what does the Conservative oppo-
sitfon say when we point to these
benefit! They say: "Let well
eno'igh alone." You will see that
they admit that under the Laurier
fft.rvernment we are prosperous in this
Cooatry and they practically say
that everything the Laurier government has done in the past was
■■■■■-..'. to Canada and we sin mid
leave things just as they are. 1
think you will agree with me when
I say that any party, which has
been in oppos-ition for 15 years, who
c-nild not- in tbat time evolve some
policy which wjlf appeal to the
peojle of Canada arid simply have to
-a-, let things remain as they are.
such a party should not he entrusted
»rtt. the reins of government in
intry     [Applause]   w*e must
always    tn  ahead or,   if  not,   We  will
go track. It is true Canada is
prosperous but she is prosperous as a
gnat producing country, p rod unrig
beyond h»-r    means of consumption,
ami as this goes 00 the nei*d ol new
and larger markets is Imperative,
Another benefit which will result
from this as**r***'ir-.-nt will be a re
i.-d'jitior. In tire high <<-st ol Hftog
iti this province. This Is paHlcu
larly true ir. llritish Columbia a-
***-*a***ally speakirift, we have to Im
port nearly al the natural pro
duds we consume. Hoot of the---'
coiue Irom tire otaet side ol tb- Inland heavy dut les an- impf-sed
Kvt-ryotM- admits that tli-- tost of living will be reduced but thaj say
if you reduce the rout ol living
wages wl.l j*t» down. This »*»
another "scare cry" and mill nol
Stood   examination    for   a moment
Tire value of labor is detrt
mfacd by tin- demand for it (Ap-
plauM'i It is governed hi SUpplj
and demaml Tanfis hai<- LWtUag
t. do with regulating ttV ut*- of
wag'-s. Irowti in the prowine of
(*iit*tie< wages ore much li-s-s than li.
llritish Columbia, but we have tin-
same tarifls al al"tit th-* lim* There
cannot thetefon to am redacison in
wag*** I would Ilk*- vou to think
this   question OUf carefully   and  **nU
■met it for yourselvai and. if you do
so, I cannol understand how an)
one will fail to agnt- »ith tin
proposition and. if thev do so, they
riiust vote u. favor of re*'ipr«Mity if
they consider their own intcrest-i.
This is not a party question, It is
before tlie people in the way «t a
refentid'iiii, so t't s|n-ak,. ami even
strong party men shimld bet* softs
free to aid tn leourtusj Ion **aact-
meiit of this pact without refaranre
l« party politics. Now, ladies ami
i*i*iitlemcn, than an* several ■prauasrs
to address you tr night ami I und**t
stand i win have am-iner oppor-
tunity of discussing this qoaaUon
with tin' people ot Cranlmok, ami I
will riot therefore detail) you anv
longci nt prcNer.t. I thank you
very much tor the kind reception
which you gave me this ntlrmo-Mi
(Cin.liinml mi pagr two ) THJi.   U It AN ROOK   JUKRALD
B; ilu- lli'nilil   Publishing Company,
K. J. Deane, Managing Editor.
CIUNBHOIIK, B. C, Sept. II, 1911
l-ICIAl.s reply 'I'd
Toronto,    Sept.   7.—James
Miii'iliii-k, tin- ini'Siili'iit uf ll'.i'
llliillli'llliiiKl        ul       Rililliiml
Trainmen, and Samuel N.
Berry, vice-president ol llm
Order uf Railroad Conductors,
who were suli]cct« uf attack
Tnrsilai ovoning by .1. Harvey Hull in ii Bpeoeh delivered
ui Waterloo, appeared i>> lie
almost   too    contemptuous "f
Suid Murdock, I'Evcry knock
answer lilm at any length.
liiu-ni ul America wlm will say
i.s a boost   ami every railway
iiiuu   knows   this tu   lie tun-.
I   will     say  litis  ill,    H""
Cannot brine, forward cno ruil-
way in Caiiiiilit ur un tlie con-
lilii-nt uf Alili'l'ii'iiwliu will say
that I ever agllatwl for u
stfikc. Thr stati'ini'iit is absurd. Every, sensible man
knows tlini Ihi' si like Is tile
lasi ii-suii ul an organization
liaili'i Members ul the committees un whirh I have snl
limn tbc Atlantic lu llu- I'm-i-
fle know that I have always
advised iiBiiinsi strikes up to
llu- lust minute."
•'I'', i my iiml," said Berry,
"I am satisfied wiih tbc endorsement ul my organization,
anil du nut want llie endorsement uf Harvey Hall nr others
whu would attack my Integrity. Every action 1 took in
Hus mailer up i. lasl May
has in™ approved by the Or-
dei uf Railway Conduct
I liave takei, nu ilillcrenl
course since May than before
Unit day"
"Tin, siaii'inrni made by
nlurdock at Berlin wal absolute truth in regard lu tbc
ilr.iiul Trunk. I cannol ta'e
exception iu a single word lie
used. 1 am a Conservative
I have only voted flrit mice
in mi life ami thai was because i i llu- personal realities
ul lb,, candidate. llul while
I have always been nml still
am a Tory, I will eulogize Uie
Elko in Line
Reciprocity Appeals Strogly to
Majority ol Electors of
Beaut; Spot
Cranbrook Acclaims
King for Kootenay
(Continued from page one).
On Friday svenlng last, F. -I. Doa-
ne, of this city, and A. 1. Fisher ul
Fernie, addressed a gathering uf Klko
clcotors in support ul Reciprocity
and Ihc candidature of Dr. King.
The mosl notable feature uf lhe
evening wus the fact thai it was presided over by one uf tin- best known,
uld time conservatives uf the burg,
Mr. Charles Kllngonsniltli, who took
occasion to remark that whilst heretofore he had always voted for the
conservative purty, un this occasion
he proposed tu vote fur Reclprocltj'
und Hie liberal candidate, Dr. King.
Mr. Klingensmith has iii.duiibtcilly
taken lu heart Hie statement of premier It,,lilm, uf Manitoba, wlm lu Win
course ul n spiTi'h Ibe iilher day,
I:— "I du nut consider tlml ll.e
conservative who votes fur reeipr
ty in lliis election would lie
iiKiiinst his parly any more than 1
consider he would hi- voting fur Laurier and the Lauriei government. Ite
clproolty is the whole issue in this
alioutt] Mr. Mt'lllide ei me mil, fur rc-
eleclion to-morrow witli the sunn- pu-
lleles I would support him again.
Personally I have nut iuav, or do
uui expect ti ban', any political axe
lu grind, ami I um therefore unlike
some Conservatives, 1 um flee tu ilu
nnd also tho euiially warm reception I that whieli is in my own humble
which you were good enough to opinion iu Hi,, insi Interests uf llie
give me ibis evening. I ean only Dominion ul Canada, and lur llie
ask ymi in conclusion as business greatest good lu lb,' greatest number
men ami thinking people tu sliuli- ,,( the t'aiiiuliiiii people. •Auplauao)
Ibis  agreement   fm' yourselves, eon-j   As far as llu
sider il there is any In
sun lur lhe various
iiients which aro mai
and, ii imi du su, I h,
roil   will vote lur rei'lpr
sis ur rea-
.scare argu-
le against it
ne iiu doubt
it'ily        illiil
myself on lhe 31st uf September. I
I hunk you very much for your
kind iiliei.Uun.   (Oii-ul. applause}.
Mil. PETER I.I'M).
IHC Sl|llun
ami does lhe besi In- can, und
that is   whal Mackenzie
lul in Hi,
11 ami Trunk
-h-i'l iuu I un
matter ul    the
strike.     In this
[or the guvi'in-
and •
enl  t
'King for Kootenny.
Dors any intelllgenl elector of
('rniitiruob question iht' outcome ot
iln- enuring olcctlor. so inr ns this
city is concerned? Wc think not,
nml it he will be nt the pains to
enquire Into tho situation throughout the ureal KiHilci.ny .Jislricl generally, we tnncy he will come to the
satin* conclusion as to the general
irftult in the Kootenny riding. Dr,
King is undoubtedly to be the next
lepie.si-ntalivt* of the Kootenay rhli
iun at Ottawa. Nn one who travels
nround the tlistriet or who comes in
touch with independent men from
all sections can lorm any other conclusion. However, this taut should
only stimulate his (riendfl and supporters to keener and more steadfast efforts. Up to the past few
days we had felt that Dr. King h-.nl
a very hard fight ahead ot him and
only the nu st persistent eampagn ol
education could secure him a majority vote Hut reports that have
lieen ami are now coming in from all
sections of the Riding point in tttc
most unmistakable manner in victory
for King nml Reciprocity on the 2lst
Si'iitemher. Notwithstanding these
i nn uraglng reports we would urge
every liberal and every supporter of
Reciprocity to keep up the fight nnd
actively canvass. We want Kooto-
nay's declaration f"i Reciprocity to
he unmislakaltle. Rtisslnud, Trail,
Revels toko, The Slocan, Kaslo, many
sections of the Ymir provincial riding, are strong tor Reciprocity. Nelson tity is still, It Is feared held hy
Ms old tory lines, although latest reports from that centre indicate thu
growing strength of the Reciprocity
movement. In Fernie district Reciprocity will sweep all before It. Conservatives are vying with Liberals in
their canvass lor Dr King. Keep up
the good fight, it is n Ht-l.t that appeals to every man interested In W
upbuilding of this portion of the province, Irrespective of previous party
affiliations, and by loyal, united ofl
ort from r.OW until the 21st we can
sent', words to Ottawa Ihat Koot'-nay
knows what is good for It.
from I*
T. I.aiill.i
it George on Saturday
Chairman, Ladies ami Cl
men: I take a great deal of pleasure
in accepting an invitation to .say a
few words to the pcoplu of t'rau-
hrook on this occasion iu connection
wilh lhe matter that seems at this
voting j pacUculat llmo to ■■** promlnenl In
| Lira minds id the Canadian people, i
want to lust explain my position in
{this campaign. Vou perhaps, ll.e
I must of you, know thut 1 supported
i the Conservative party in tho prov-
| luce of llrilish Columbia (lining tho
j or three, 1 think thr.c, consecutive
campaigns and I want to say tonight that 1 am proud of our government of British Columbia. I
turned home pdon't   think there is any better gov
disU'tol an* 11
ihat tliey are
hit and could
upon, Weir I
ihis campnilui
for Im. King,
fur n *'on., -i i
cast  my  vote
Press, soinr
reason for ih,
having tuy bu
thai  I hose
candidates tor this
Titled, I (an only say
-ih highly satlsfact
ni well In* improved
> vole for a Literal in
1 would want Lo vole
nd if 1 wire lo vol,-
iM* I would wish to
Mr. Qoodove. (Ap
111 tin* Loral
i time ago, giving as tin*
he Conservative pnrly nol
nippoii in lids enmpnign,
who were interested with
Dr   King (or Kootenny.
j eminent in Canada or anywhere else
on earth. 1 also want tu tell you
that 1 am proud of our Dominion
government of Canada. 1 am eon-
lidciii that there is no governmenl
ihi the lace tf the earth thai tan
make the showing ihat the Dominion
government Ol Canada has done liming the last ten oi fifteen years. Wc
have gone through tho greatest development ami system ul progress
that has ever bCCII known through
that same period of time. Some of
you have proluhly read tbc art tl.*
iu  the Saturday Evening Post     by
Senator  entitled    "Our Cana-
,    Idlan  Cousins.*'     lie referred to out
  j immigration   policy, our laws      as
The Ladies Aid if the Methodist they are administered and as they
-liiiK-h wilt hold their annual sale of are lived up to in this country. He
■t okies just before Thanksgiving day ire.erred to the class of people com-
I'he exact do-to will be anuuitnccd la 'iug info this country and he refers
No. I New Timothy, $26, $28,
$29 a ton.- Cranbrook Trading
Co., Ltd. HO-at
A. s. Ooodcve, premier McBride
and Thos. Caven, M. L. A. are to
imlil a pullic meeting in tho "Auditu
riuni this evening.
C'oubiat inn of '1 Ixiilcrs, *, engines
and sawmill machinery and plum-r.
Will sell cheap for quick Bait*
rims. \V. Leask, Crunbrook, li. U.
From now to the end of the
season we are having a clearance
sale in buggies, Democrats and
Delivery Rigs. Cranbrook; Trading Company, Ltd. 80*St
W. K Worden returned on Saturday from u very enjoyable trip east
Miss (I. Hamilton, daughter tf R.
W. II. Hamilton, who was operated
on for appendicitis last Thursday at
the St. Eugene hospital, is progressing favorably.
The    Rebecca li-dge will give
dance in
I to our greal   transcontl ial   rail
way that have been fathered by the
government ami our Canadian Railway commission with almost unlimited power and, while our govern
inent has subsidized or assisted the
construct imi  ot these great      trans-
*contlcittal railways ami transports-
lioo Hues, they arc in u position today that no other government ou
the face of the earth are in wllh
regards to the interest of the
people Involved.       The governmenl,
(while   they have   assisted these rail-
I ways, arc in a position nevertheless
tu control absolutely through thu
Canadian Railway commission freight
me iu llu* Lumber business wen* all
Americana and thai 1 myse,f was an
American. This eminent, literary
ami udih rial friend was right when
he intimated ihat the capital used in
the Crow's Seat Cass Lumber Company Limited, wns at one time American, but he wits evidently dreaming
when he said ihat I or my family
were American, as nl the present lime I have everything thai 1 possess
in Canada ami do not ant lol pale thai
either myself or my children will be
other than Canadians. (Applauso)All
my energy, capital and credit is Icing
used in the development of this country, and 1 want to say further thai
there is absolutely no business or political connection in any project in
which 1 am interested, which is allowed to inllucncc mc in my franchise; this regardless of past affiliations
and rricndBhips I reserve lhe right lo
exercise according to my own Judgment. (Applause.)
Wiih reference tr tho Reciprocity
agreement, It is a well known facl
ihat at no time during which tht- Reciprocity measure was pending iu tin*
United status, did the great protected Interests of that country fall
to put forth every effort and apply
every means at their command to Pie
vent this agreement from being passed ami becoming taw. This in itself, should Ir siilliciiiit evidence that
tin* agreement ean nol he considered
beneficial to tbe trusts or great Into
rests ot tbe (nited States, an.! ton
st'uiteiitly cannol properly be considered detrimental to thu Dominion
of Canada. I Vpplauso)
I firmly believe that both Mr, Laurier and Mr. Taft, in their efforts to
bring nboul a better trading tusis
between their respective countries on
certain commodities, especially those
entering into the necessities of life,
had iu mind tbe interests ami well-
faro of the pri iluueis and the eoitsiim
iinr, masses of both countries. (Applauses)
:   In forcing the measure through Ihe
United    States congress,   President
Masonic  hall    September' rates    and practically everything In Taft was compelled to call to his aid
;*i-t( .
tnncction wiih    the  operatInn
these  railways.
The lire that brought the liberal ' Now, ladies and gentlemen, I have
meeting on .Saturday evening to a taken the slai.tl, not as n Coiiser
premature close did not amount lu vntlvo ami not as n Liberal in this
much. Some falling soot bud ignited campaign. 1 am not going to Bay
the floor in Hill & (Vs coal shod, anything with regard to Dr. King
buck of the store. A delivery hoy, ami 1 um not going to say anything
who was ut the hack, stabling his j with regard to Mr. Goodeve, Both
horse, noticed the flames, and threw of these gentlemen are fully able
a liin-kei of water on to the fire und lo fight Iheir own battle nml to ex-
then notified Mr. K. A. Hill, who im- plain to the people of this district
mediately sent In an alarm. The hri-j their respective views. I noticed
li.ttle responded quickly, but luckily fust a few moments before coming
there was no need for them to turn .down hure in the local press an
on the water, the lire having already 'article   reflecting somewhat or      re
ferring perhaps 1 should say, to my
I personal stand on this question, 1
! don't know whuie this Illustrious
i editorial writer derived this Information from, hut I want lo say lo
you, ladies ami gentlemen, thai
there is absolutely no power or
forte In business or otherwise that
has any influence over my personal
opinion with regard to these matters.
Now I am not a publiu speaker
1 don't as n rule appear before an
audience on ,. platform. 1 can talk
to better advantage perhaps to my
associates ir. the woods or ut the
sawmill or in the railway enmps. I
could talk with them to much hut
ter advantage than I could with you
Then-fore u day or two ago whin 1
received an Invitation to express my
sell here this evening, I noted down
a few items thai came to my mind
which I would like with ynur kind
permission   lo read to you.
I will leave out a few of the
Introductorj remarks, as 1 have already covered thai ground I believe,
Fiisl I wish lo explain to yon why
1 am opposed, in this campaign, to
tin* Conservative party, which 1 have
heiuloforc supported iu three successive provincial elections. (Applause)
Several years age when Riuhard
Mel ti ide found the government in
British Columbia, he It oked to im- as
the strongest and most likely person
Lo lead a party capable of liftingthi1
Province ot British Columbia out of
the political turmoil that lind then
for several years existed, and the financial quagmire which it wns then
In, and iu which it had been during a
Iniigpcriod. (Applause) In all the sm-
Deeding provincial elections Mr.
Meltride gas come before the people
The Kdisnn orchestra ran supply of llritish Columbia with strong, pro-
yon with the lies! muslO for dances gressiVC ami sound policies, on which
and BOClnl functions. Latest music, he has succeeded In obtaining, from
Piano, violin, cornet and drums Ap- the people, almost unanimous sup
ply   Ellison thcalre. Iti ll   port, am! I want to say to you that
luen quenched.
Winter Seed Wheat in Stock.
Cranbrook Trading Co. :.u:
(iootl Mason A Kisch Piano to
rent from Sept. 11.—Apply Hox B,
Herald office. tf»
(Special correspondence',.
Fled Douglas and wife led for
Taber last Tuesday to be absent
from the ranch lor un Indefinite
period. Fid is going lo try his
hand ut the real estate business foi
a while, us he bus consider aide
property of his own that he desires
to dispose ot, ai.d ut the same time
will   handle ull kinds of realty.
Labor day, ulthough rather a wet
one, wus Celebrated ut the Falls by
quite a crowd Irom Wardner,
amongst them we noticed Fire Wut
den .1. A. Ai.dcrsoii und family,
Ceo. Howard uml family ami Miss
K. c. Benedict Is determined not
to Ik* minus a school for bis children. Last Saturday there arrived
from South Dukota a Miss Holt/. a
(rieml of Miss lluuetlict, who has
lieen   employed      to    teach    a   select
school, consisting of   Mr. Benedict's
two  boys.
A band ff Indians passed through
eamp ou the first day of (September,
ami Hie writer made Inquiry ns to
what was the cause of such a rush,
when lu* was informed that the
gamo season hud opui.ed, ami we ur.*
just   wait mt-] for a   piece of venison.
the representatives of the common
people iii both the Democratic and
Republican Parties.
I And in Canada Sir Wilfeitl Laurier
will be supported by those who have
tlu- interests of the rank and lile of
the Canadian people at heart, both
Liberals nnd Conservatives. (Applause)
I At the present time we are engaged in developing the greatest grain
growing area In the world. In tho
three Prairie Provinces ol Canada wc
have approximately 200,000,000 acres
' nt luml available lor tin- production
of wheat, i ut of which we have at
this time only nliml 10,000,000 acres
under cultivation. We are a derterm-
incd ami energetic people and desire
to develop ibis wheat land without
I*.*lav.    What will it mean in    a few
yens when wc have I00.000/-PH
acres producing wheat! Think of it
Instead ■ f  2011,000,11110 bushels    wc
shall have 8,000,000,000 bushels.
Are we going to have this great
crop n burden on ourselves ami ou
our producers, or shall we recognize the genius and foresight of our
government in their endeavor to
brim; about, gradually ami lu ml
vnnce, trading arrangements tin
will make available every avenue
for quick disposition of this meat
As lar as ihis reciprocity agree
ment with tbe United Slates t
concerned, the only harriers that are
being removed In favor of t
1 nited stales, is decidedly beneficial
io the Canadian consumer, (Applause). No radical reductions have
been made In the Imports Into Canada, from the United States. .
manufactured pn duels which can ma
lerlallj affcci tho Canadian manufacturers, or which can possibly reduce the earning power ol the Canadian Industrial workman. (Applause).
Tin* object ot this reciprocity
agreement, as far as Canada is concerned, is eminently for the purpose
of having the Canadian producer
better ami broader markets, nml at
the same time afford the Canadian
consumer an opportunity to obtain
cheaper and better living. (Ap-
This is in t one thut should be
considered a political question.   It Is
purely an economic one   a   strong
business agreemenl Intended to giv,.
the common people ot both tin
United States ami Canada a better
chance  and ,% square deal,
(Continued  on page three).
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better than ever f
^ Most assuredly they are.
Better values, to begin with,
at every price frum $15. tu Jjc.
Better tailoring, with another
year', experience tu guide 111.
As to styles, you  must  see
them lur yuurbclt.
We can only  say they are
the latest .ml are absolutely correct.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, O.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
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|   The   predominant issue in the   pre- not  right In    saying that ot   least   perfectly sntJsfied   Unit every elector
sent  political   campaign, In Canada, ono half ot Mr. Ooodeve's speeches Is  In tlie. Koolenay    district    will   be
is  tlm approval or rejection by    the devoted lo    criticising ibe    govern- Itillucnced     in   easting bis ballot bv
Canadian  people   ol   a    strong but meat   on other issues rather      than I tlie   views   reached.   -I trust    after
Cut Glass
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Cranbrook Acclaims
King for Kootenay
(Continued from page two).
Canada  is   a    northern    country.
Climatic conditions   hero    are  such
that  only tin*    strong, robust    ami   product*   ami    Canada's   largest in-
inaltliy  can   continue  to abWc here  tjustry,  except   possibly    its wheat
permanently.      Therefore, I     claim Rm* oc*arao grains.    (Applause),
tlmt,  in a  comparatively few yeara, j   \\  eatmot properly he said, thai in
tie is compelled to pay a duty of
| $2,011 per ilimisiiiitl feet. Under tlie
proposed reciprocity agreement, the
duty on rough lumber will Ire removed Iiy both countries, thus giving
the Canadian lumberman an equal
chance, which is all be asks ami is
entitled to. (Applause). The Canadian government has, however, seen
lit, while continuing to give the Canadian consumer free rough lumber,
to protect the Canadian lumber
'manufacturers against undue competition from the United States on
the highest finished product. Thus
you see that the Canadian consumer
gets his rough lumber free and tbe
manufacturing industry of Canada,
at the same lime, obtains a square
deal. (Applause). He is not only
placed on an equal footing with the
lumberman of Die United Stales, but
under the proposed reciprocity agreement the Canadian lumberman obtains free access to a market with
00,000,000 people for his rough lumber, ami finished lumber such as
llnjriiig, ceiling, siding and otlier liu-
isin-.i stock, we «*el into the American markets under a duty of $1.25
per thousand. (hi the other hand,
finished lumber when entering Cauaba
from the United .States, is charged
a duty of 25 per cent ad valorem, or
in other words, a high-class flooring, valued at $10.00 per thousand,
will go from Canada into the United
Slates at $1.25, while this same
product, when imported from the
i United States into Canada, will pay
a duty of 25 per cent on a valuation
of $10.00 per thousand, making
I $10*00 per thousand. It is difficult
; to conceive or imagine a stronger or
better contract lieing entered into
by any country or any governmenl.
affecting one   of its    largest natural
just trade arrangement between two
neighboring nations, affecting tlie
masses  in both countries.
| It is not by greal orations and
parades with the booming of cannon, tooting of horns ai.d the playing of brass bands thut this ttues-
tion   will be* settled.
[ We must remember that it is m t
the billows, hut tlie calm level of
the sea, from which all heights and
depths are measured. When the
storm   has passed ami the hour      of
.calm   settles over   the ocean aod the
j sunlight bathes its smooth surface,
it  is then that     the astronomer and
itbc surveyor take the levels from
which to determine all heights and
idoptliSi It is not iu the convention
halls and the publie gatherings
throughout this great Dominion, in
Ibis campuign, that this great ami
Important question will lie settled.
Hut ft Is during tlie calm Ui.ii
comes between now and the 21st iluy
of September. At four million Canadian firesides, where tlu* thoughtful voters ot Canada shall gather
their wives and children about them,
under the shadow of a Canadian
winter, the verdict will be prepared
that will disclose the wishes of a
sturdy nation.
Mr   Lund   sat down    amidst    pr
lunged and vigorous applause.
the  paramount one,    lie apparently mature    consideration, on the
going to Ite one of lhe
strongest propositions nn earth.
What childish prattle, therefore,
ihat because we are r*uccesato1 In
making a strong business agreemont
with a neighbor, that he is going to
he permitted to come up here and
swallow  us    up, bod**    and     s< "i
affecting this arrangement with tbe
United States, that our premier ami
his associates were imbued hy anv
selfish or Improper motives. (Applause), These men have devoted
ihe best yean of their lives in the
public service and in the Interests of
^mmt^t^m^g^g^g^g^g^g^g^g^g^m_        I   I'ouiinioii of  Canada, dining the
(Uugiitei). Neither is it reason ftUMt«.i period of progress and doable  to suppose that, because ot this
ngrcetnenl affecting onh the common
products ami commoditiea, qui   raw
materials will he gobbled up In thru
eiitnch   and    transported one thou
siii.d  miles Into the United States to
he manufactured,    ami    afterwards
brought back,   manufactured,       and
stld  to us at prohibitive cost    This
WOUld all Ih* a waste of tiun , ***Mte
of energy nml money, nnd would
ne.ei Ih* tolerate.! under modern
business   methods,    (Applause).
As hn as the lumber man in Canada is concerned, all that he needs,
in order to hold    bls**>wn, is      a
Mpiate   deal.     This, he has Itetei  had
in ihe pasi Hundreds td millions
of dollars have luen Invested In Canadian timber, in Ibe censtruotton ot
sawmills, planing mills, logging nul-
wais and othei equipment; sufficient
eepacll) In fact to supply 50,000,000
people with lumber, and iii all Can
ada we iia-c less ihan 5,000,000 In
addition io tins, rough lumber irom
the I nited Slads is allowed to
come to Canada tree id <lilt\ tin
tin* other baud, it Ihe Canadian luin
heiillaii   wishes to   ship any     of    his
rough lumbei   ti tho United states,
velopmenl that has ever taken place
iu nin country on earth, dining the
same period of time. During all
this development and all this pru-
gress these men have never lo my
mind been accused of cither being
wealth) oi beinn personally inter-
cated iu any ol the groat witcrprlses
or development projects in the Dominion, and, as (at OS my knowledge
gees, 1 am not aware tbnt ai.y citizen   of Canada tan Justly charge   Uie
\ premier with anything improper 01
to the discredit of his personal
I The same will, 1 think, apply to
President Toft of the United states.
The only serious charge made
agalnSl him, and that of course hy
ins party, has been that be is not as
goid a pilitieiuu as be should bo,
but tbnt he Is every inch n man can
not lx> consistently contradicted.
(Applause),     tt seems   to me that
the   motives leading   up lo this      le-
ciproclt** agreement between Canada
ami the United States Hrc mainly
ou the lines of chanty for all and
special  privileges  to none.      (Ap-
believes   that   the people on this oc
casion   should    settle   some question
which   he -raises in regard    to    the
Fawners' Hank; some grievance   that
he  has in regard   to the attitude   of
ibc  government    on a certain eight-
hour   law and also   settle    for    all
time  certain     labor questions,     the
exact   bearing of which on the    present   issue   ii is difficult to    understand.      Why!   Mr. Chairman, I notice   that   Mr.     .las.   II.   Sehoflelcl,
M.P.P., went so     lar    as to say the
other   night   that Uie reciprocit) issue   is simply a red  herring     drawn
across   the    path   to distract attention   from these other questions     In
which   I have referred.    The    plain
conclusion from these abortive efforts
lo  draw the   attention    of the electors  from the   consideration of  the
paramount   issue  is     plainly  this:
thut   they know Ihat ihe sense    and
judgment of the people of Kootenay
is  clearly iu      favor    ol completing
this arrangement    foi securing reciprocity   in the   natural products     of
both countries,      an   arrrangement
which now  only    awaits ratification
by  the    electors   of Canada,    (Applause.) Is   it not astonishing    that
i they   should say thai reciprocity   is
the   red herring drawn across       the
path'.'   Why,     sir,   the   Conservative
I parly   in the house al Ottawa, when
the  government   attempted tt-   pass
the  necessary     legislation to consii-
inate this     trade   agreement plainly
look   the ground thai il should   not
bt;  passed into law until the opinion
of   the people    of Canada was    first
obtained.      The government of    Sir
W.lfrid I.aurier felt, and I think with
gooil   reason that, in view    of    the
fact   that all    parties, Conservatives
'e In favor  of
securing this   identical   arrangement
in  the past,    thut they were amply
justified in making it effective by legislation without again referring     it
to  the     people.       The   opposition,
however, hy obstructive    tactics    in
the   bouse, tactics   which it is   possible   to follow    under the    present
trade    arrangement rU|cg(   prevented this course     being
which we have    Im*-   adopted   and they   actually      boast
that   they have compelled the    government to   obtain   the opinion     of
the people    of Canada; und      now
when   the issue    is before them tliey
refuse   to     regard   it    as the paramount issue    and insist upon discussing  the   irrevelent matters I referred   to.   (Applause).
And I might say iu passing, Mr.
chairman, that even on these irrevelent matters Mr. Goodeve does nol
place them lairly before the people,
but instead misrepresents the attitude if the government. You Know
that when speaking here he spent a
good deal o-" time in critic1 .ling thi
go\cim:.tii; for their action in r--
RMtt to at: eight-hour bill uiu'O'htu
ed into the house by Mr. Verville, a
later representative from the province of Quebec, and I say tbat bis
criticisms of the government in this
respect and his explanation of their
attitude lacks the essential elements
of truth. What does he say? He
tells you that Mr. Vervtle Introduced a bill providing that the hours of
labor tm all Dominion government
works should he limited to eight
hours per day and that this bill, as
originally Introduced, was In line
with tin* desires of all labor organizations in this country. He then
goes on to say that this same
Mr. Verville, apparently at the Instance of the Liberal party, so he
would have you believe, introduced
amendments to it which restricted
its operation and in Mr. Ooodeve's
words actually nullified its usefulness in every partictlar. I am not
going to takci time to read extracts
from tlie official records but I wil*
say this: the records show, that far
from tbe Conservative party supporting either the original bill or the
bill in its amended form, they on
tlie  contrary, opposed it in all
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen. You have already listened to
two very able.addresses, one Irom
Dr. King, the Liberal candidate,
] who, I feel satisfied, will be the
1 next representative lor the Kootenay
district (applause) and also another
Irom. Mr. Peter Lund, which, I    am
'sure, must have made a profound ail(* Liberals alike, we
impression on everyone present. In
view of this it is not my intor.-
tion to detain you with any long
address but will rather endeavor to
make my remarks as brief as possible, consistent with a clear exposition ol the various features. I intend to discuss in connection with
I the  proposed
with   the U. S,	
fore us today forming the one ami
only great issue in this campaign.
Tlie remarks of Mr. Luml, to which
you have listened with such keen
attention and appreciation must
show, perhaps more than any other
circumstances iu connection with this
election, tbe extent lo which party
affiliations are easl aside. (Applause). I ean truthfully say, after
visiting many |K>ints in the Kootenay district, that everywhere we
hail the privilege of meeting the
electors, we found groups ol electors
Iflonging to the Conservative party
who in their own interests antl iu
tire interests of Canada are taking
the identical stand in this contest
assumed by Mr. Lund tonight. (Applause). It is, I must say, a great
pleasure to sec such an unusually
large audience present tonight at-
tesiing the keen interest taken by
tire electors in the great issue lie-
fore the country at the present
time I have had tlie prlvi.ege,
along with Dr. King, of addressing
audiences so tor at twenty different
points in the Koolenay district in
twenty successive days and I can assure joti that tbe same keen interest is manifested everywhere. It
is a particular pleasure io get back
tonight to tl»e city of Cranbrook,
our home town, and I am sure you
will nol accuse me of paying a
compliment simply for the sake of
doing M , when I say that we undoubtedly have here the best, most
progressive ami up-to-date city in
tire interior of British Columbia.
(Applause). I look forward hopefully nnd with confidence to the
time, only two weeks distant, when
the city of Cranbrook will undoubtedly add tt its present distinctions
the further distinction of being represented    in   the   Dominion par ha
st ages.
meat by a representative from this
I,la«, who is in .Very sense worthy >ho ,he s|am|
of tin* position which I believe the
majority ol the people ol Kootenay
desire him to occupy. (Applause).
It will be, as the banner on the
street indicates, ''King tor Kootenay " I notice that our good Conservative friends, or those who are
opposing reciprocity at the present
time, have flung a banner across the
street bearing the wonts "Ooodcve
lor Canada." Let me say to you,
latlies and gentlemen, that in view
of ilie fact already referred to tonight,   that    Mr.   Ooodevc   in direct
the record here
taken by such
Conservative members as Mr.
Sliarpe, Mr. Kdwards, Mr. Sproule,
Mr. Lancaster and others who
spoke ir. the house as absolutely opposed to this legislation. It is also
the fact that when Mr. Verville saw
that some members of the opposition were lJ.iiinly endeavoring to
make political capital by pretending
to he enthused over the original hill
but opposed to the bill as amended,
asked the permission of the bouse to
withdraw the amended bill and
again substitute the original, wbieh
Wholesale and Retail
P.O. BOX 688
Deposition t., the prevailing view ot J~Vorte.7e~o4ainis" wm all
almost every single elector tn this
riding), has declared that, if this
trade agreement with our American
mdghbors is endorsed, it will lead to
tlie annexation of Canada by th*
U. S., and, in making this suggestion, offends in my humble judgment
the national pride of every true
bom Canadian, that our Conservative friends, instead of Inscribing
"(Ioodevc for Canada" should have
made it "Ooodcve (or the United
States." (Laughter and great applause.)
As I have already indicated there
Is only one issue in this campaign.
You will notice however, that Mr.
Ooodcve and his supporters on all
occasions tried to attract the attention  of   their   audiences, not       so
could Ire desired- It was necessary
to obtain the consent of the house
for the withdrawal of the amendments Even the amended bill
would estaltish the principle eon-
tended for ami would certainly lie a
step in the right direction. (Applause.) Hut what attitude did the
Conservative party take when he
asked to withdraw the amended bll
and substitute the original? Why,
sir, tlie record shows that one Conservative member alter the other,
Mr. Foster amor.g the number, rose
in their places and refused to allow
the withdrawal of It by continuing
the discussion until, if I may      use
tbe expression "It  was talked
death "   (Applause).
I  feel perfectly satisfied that
great question before the peoph
the present time; because, .sir,
know that were It not for
question we would not have an
lion at this time, as the usual parliamentary term has not expired.
Now   let    us  consider what     this
agreement amounts to whicli, if ratified  by the    Canadian electors, will
become   law.    To   my   mir.d  it- lias
two  essential      features.   As       you
know, by its terms, a I. natural product**,   the things   whicli the     greal
masses in   this country produce   ami
consume,    will   under  it pass freely
across    the border.    One feature   of
the   agreement is this, viz., that, by
the   removal of tariff restrictions on
tho   surplus exports of Canada,     we
will     largely    increase the    forelgi
trade  of   this    country.    Rvoryone
knows   that    the true test   of    any
country's     prosperity is    found     ii.
the  extent of iis foreign Hade. This
is  such a truism that il is taught in
our  schools.      In our public   school
geographies you   will Iin:! the foreign
trade  of all   countries in lhe   world
set  out fur the    purpose of showing
the respective  standing of   the foreign nations of the earth.      Will our
foreign   trade be Increased under this
agreement?    Mow    can il fail?   If 1
had   time     lo     go  into     statistics
which   I have at hand, I could show
that   in all     the natural products ol
Canada   Included   in   this  agreemenl
wc ure exporting in large quantities
the U.   S. o. America, even      in
spite  of  a     U>  per    cent    hostile
tariff.   Will anyone     say   that     tins
export    trade  will not Ire vastly Increased   li.     removing Ihis larlfl impediment?     I  notice that the "Mon
treat  Trade Bulletin," n commercial
paper   wilh i.o political leanings and
devoted exclusively tc considering the
commercial relations of Canada, slat
es  that in its opinion, if reciprocity
is  enacted, the    foreign trade       id
Canada   will    be  increased    by two
hundred   and fifty    millions of     dollars annually.   (Applause). That     is
one feature of    tins agreement, The
other  feature to   my    mind   is this:
The people of Canada will be      relieved   hy the reim val   of tariff taxation  on  all natural products which
at   present we import from the U S.
during   the  past     year    as  a basis
the   relief   from tariff taxation    will
approximately   amount to that sum.
I presume it is   not necessary tt argue   that    al   present     this sum of
money   is paid hy tbe people of Canada;   by the     people     who     import
these  products for   their own     consumption and surely it need only
stated  to    be accepted    that
would  be a    direct .saving to
people  of Canada.
We have already heard in
contest of the claim made by those
who favot the pact that the cost
of living will he materially reduced.
It seems to me that even our opponents admit that the cost of living
will be reduced. You know that in
the province of British Columbia We
do not at all produce all the natural products which the people consume. In tact we are told that i ur
annual importations amount to about
thirteen millions of dollars. The vast
majority of these products come
from the other side of the line. It
true tliey come in limited quantities from the prairie provinces and
even from eastern provinces of Canada but, as you know, the cost of
transportation is very high. I needn'l
dwell on this feature because, as 1
aid, it appears to he admitted that
o far as the products, which the
people consume, are concerned, the
things which arc on the table three
times a day, that there will necessarily be a material reduction in
the price by the removal of the
present duties. I need'nt say that
the cost of living in this province at
the present time is beyond all reason. The average tariff on these
natural products would, I think,
amount to about 25 per cent. Tbat
means that 25c. is paid in duties tm
every dollar purchased. Let anyone
estimate it for tbemstllves and tbey
will find that the reduction will Ih*
very large. If, therefore, the pie-
sent excessive cost ol living, bearing
so heavily on the people thai
little is left to en oy some of life's
luxuries, will be materially reduced
under this agreement, no man can
pposc it without disregarding his
wr. individual interests ami that of
his family. Party fidelity would
surely he calling Upon its votaries
to make too great a sacrifice in rejecting this agreement simply tot
the sake of Voting tor party if this
-latin is true. (Applause). What do
ve bear, however, in opposition t.i
this claim? Why they tell us that
the cost of living will he greatly
reduced but at the .same time wage*.
will go down and, of course, if
this result should follow, no particular advantage would Ire obtained,
If, on the other hand, wages ' will
not lie decreased, then the very fact
of a reduction being made in the
cost of the common necessities of
life will at once be the equivalent
if a substantial increase in wages
(Applause). Will wages be decreased? Let us examine the question,
Dr. King has already pointed oui.
and I say truly, that the value of
wages is fixed hy the demand for I
it.   It is   a question of supply    ami
Of Distinction
For Fall
The high slaudnrd of our
Suits lias been ncliievod
through perfection of lit .-nicl
excelleut features of workmanship,
Buying only from manufacturers who specialize in
garments for women, \m* :,r«*
able t,, offer garment, tl at
imparl market] iniliviilualitj
^^^^^       I,, tin- Hoar,I
n« ""r rB"K° ■  OPERA CLOAKS imported
]  from I'uriu.   Others will arrive ahoitly
Tho distinctive style  features for lhe ***^l
FALL SUITS are   lhe   short straight cut A*^"*^
jacket and the fashionable skirt out to give P\ ^*
tin* narrow effect,
Our range of CHILDREN'S "'"I MISSES'
COATS is the largest ever shown in Cran.
brook. Wi' have several very tin ssy effi els
in all colors for children.
Our gnruionts for Fall will appeal to and
satisfy the mosl exacting last, s
Cranbrook's Dry Goods and
Clothing Stores
UN -
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I        By Mr. J. A. Bosket
m  _ B
% .      '5
|    Mr. Bobnet ia  a leading jk
=; member of th** International 1
£ Bible Stu'li'iits' Association    ■&
gj p.
2j     Who an; the Wise': \%
jg     Who an* the Pot liali ''.
|    Their reward.
New Season's
Just Arrived
Up-to-date   first - class
Paperhangers to hsng
a    7.30 p.m.    No collodion    a
1 Si
B.   H.   SHORT
The Painter and Decorator
Armstrong Ave.
P.O. Hox3.t Mhunc in
*        water, wired tor olectrie light, fenced, cellar         PRICE $900.00
i'l i IS; size of l„t SO > 157 ONLY $500.00
i S ACRES) 3 acre> cleared and ploughed, Uroometl
house, ben bonne, log barn, stable, BO apple
trees 11 years old), SOOcurrant'ljiisbes, good
well, Irrigation canal. Baay terma can be
arranged ONLY $900.00
much  to Ihe question ol endorsing or ^^^^^^^^^^^^
rejecting  this   trade agreement, but need  not detain you by referring
ratter  to otlier    Irrevelent mattem otlier  trreveletit Issues Introduced by demand.   I  doubt il anyone eon |ir
not in iHHiie In    this coatest. Am I Mr   Ooodeve In    till, election. 1 am I        (I'MitlnuMl   oa page lour).
Will not atfect the Price on goods
listed below, ll may may make them
higher but cannot make them cheaper.
Line of Top Shirts       -        - - $   .49
Ribbed Underwear, per suit - .99
Fall Sweaters -       - 1.25,   1.75,    2.50
Hewson's Tweed Pants, 12 months wear
guaranteed - • - 3.75
Heavy Ribbed Underwear, per suit        2.00, 2,50
Tweed Suits 8.00, 10.50, 15.00
Blue Flannel Shirts, heavyweight
Police Suspenders
Fleece-lined underwear
Grey Double Blankets, six pounds
White Wool Blankets, extra large
Flannelette Blankets, white and grey,
10. 11 and 12, Quarter 1.35,1.65, 2.25
Blucher Cut, Heavy Work Shoe - 1.85
Famous Columbia Shoe, regular price $4       2.95
Skookum, Leckie Shoe - - 2.95
Now is the time   to buy   your Cold
Weather Goods.
Cranbrook Acclaims
King for Kootenay
(Continue*! Irom ii.tt**1 three)
ilnri* any authority—ami iiuiljo.iiir
ahuinrtl nn this [juration—wlm itcny
llil** will recognized principle. The
ilcmnml for labor is lai'iye in this
province ami will necessarily Ik* lor
years to come. Why, sir, how ean
any reasonable man say that tin*
rule <■( wages will fluctuate accord
iug in changes in tin* lartfl? If
this were true you would expect to
hml labor organlzat ions throughout
tin* country, win never ihey wanted
an Increase in wages, sending deputations lo Ottawa to ask fur eltli-
ii .in increase or a lowering ol the
tariff,  as Lin* ease may he.    (Laugh*
I ri' ami applause). It would In*
just as reasonable to ask the gov-
crmncnt lo Increase it as to lower
M. F.itlitT reeiii-st Would la* absurd-
Why,  tlieifhiii',   Mr, Chairman,    do
not    I In su    oppulieii Is      nf    t lie   |«ict,
wlm sat that Un* value nf labor will
in- rcgulnted by iln* vagaries of
i.iui), nit them that in order to
maintain ihem or Increase them
the) slmtild adopt the proposal 1
have  suggested which nu the faee ol
II is a palpably absurdity. (.**.*.)
plaiisc.) (inr oppom-iils therefore
must find some other reason if Ihey
hope lo maintain this argument.
There Is, however, another feature;
in a Further safeguard bo lar us
main tat nl ng the present standard of
wages is concerned which must be
considered. You know that through.
mil im* country in all tho various
hm s of Industry labor organisations
have   Iret-n  foi tnetl    In   11 I'.iil.ilr      ami
dial with ibis very question ami
also all matters pertaining to tbe
welfare of those engaged in the
various vocation**] nt lift*. These labor
organizations, which ntfva done so
ninth tn improve conditions among
Iheir members, have |»y their efforts
obtained a standard of wages at the
present time in, 1 think, practically
all lhe various Unci nf industry
Sir, it seems to me ihat sn far as
wage), an* concerned, the motto of
all these labor oigani/ntloiiM is
"What WC have we'll hold." (Applause. Dm yon think there will he
any backward movement'.' There
may Ite an upward movement hut I
will be very "•much surprised it organized labor, with the strength it
possesses, will ever consent to retrogression in this regard! (Applause). It seems to nit- therefore
ihat these considerations point conclusively to the fact Ihat there will
he mi diminution in ihe price  paid
for labor while, at the same time,
the cost of living will he greatly reduced. Sir, if ever Ihere was an
opportunity presented lo the people
of this country to vote for themselves ami for their own Interests,
surely this is the time ami the
occasion. (Applause). Sir, the op-
poiii*nts of Ibis pact know very well
that the people Id the Kootei.ay
district   are giving unions considera
tion to this feature of the pact and
they are endeavoring by all sorts ol
scare tatties to prevent them from
laking advuutage of the opportunity
offered. (Apflause). We have un
example of this scan* policy iu
tin* local paper, "The Prospector,"
ol today's date 1 set* here that
Ihey declare in black type that, II
reciprocity passes, ruilwuy employees
will lose their jobs. Well, that
looks pretty absurd on tlm face of
il but, when an election is ou, some
parties evidently believe that the
people will devour any statement,
however ridiculous which they choose
to make. (Laughter). Two hundred thousand men now working on
lines of transportation must look
for a job somewhere else. Their
uitlu.iity is one Harvey .1. Hall who
states that, in the event of reciprocity passing, there wit be fewer engineers, (ewer in emeu, conductors,
trainmen and so on. Sir, it is us
touishing to me with what contempt some parly uewspapers treat
tin* intelligence ot iheir readers.
(Applause). Tbe basis of this astonishing conclusion Is this. Mr. Hall
states that, if reciprocity passes,
our trade routes running east ami
west will in the future largely run
north and south and this must
necessarily reduce tlie number of
employees in the railway service.
(Laughter). I know it appears too
absurd to take your time in discussing this astonishing proposition
but here it is flared in the local
paper. What dues he mean? He
must mean that with roads running
north ami south train crews till h<-
I oca ted on the other side id Hie line
or ut all event* a fewer numlier of
trainmen will be employed. The
suggestion ulso is made that your
present transportation lines running
east and west will apparently lie
abandoned because, it trade un these
east ami west lines will Ire maintained us at present, it is difficult
to see how anyone will lose their
mil**. Does anyone beilove that Un*
Canadian Pacific railway, the Grand
Trunk l'aclficand the Canadian
Northern ure going to retire Irom
business or that there will In* any
diminution in the uallic carried by
Ihem? (Laughter). Surely a
greater ubstirdity was never Uttered I
Why, the great dilfleulty at Dm* pre
sent time, increasing year by year is
congestion of tlie most proiioum-e.1
type, iu tlie facilities (or carrying to
the markets of the woild the
enormously increasing products of
this country! Hut further, Mr.
Chairman, wc might have Mr. 'loodcve himself answer this doleful
prophet of evil! You know Mr.
Ooodcve has staUd over and over
again that tlie American market will
Ite ot no advantage to Canada; that
it Is a myth and a delusion, meaning, of course, that very little of
the natural products of this country
will, if reciprocity passes, move in
that direction. If Ibis Is true how
In the name of reason and consistency will our trade routes be tli
verted and lines built running north
and south to carry products to this
mythical    delusive   marker1 (Laugh
tor).    Mr.   (Ioodevc    cannot   surely
mean   that   these    lines    will    rm.
north  ami   smith to carry American
products   into ibis  country because,
if  he does, we could ijuolc one     ot
the  leaders or  his party, tho    Hon,
Geo,   E. Poster, against this   view.
Mr.  Poster, writing in lho Canadian
Magazine,   on December 2'lth      last,
'slated   that "no   sane man will predict   that    there will be any    largia
overflow    of natural    products from
the  U. S. northward." I hclleve Mr.
Foster   is largely right, although, su
far  as llritish   Columbia is concerned,   there   will to our infinite      advantage, bc    unite a How of natural
products    iu this direction hui it is
abstfuft'ly sure, it seems lo me that,
in  view  uf    the fact thai tho U.S.
is   rapidly   approaching the       point
where her consumption will       soon
equal  her production, (hat ihe (.ratio
in   these lines   will naturally     mutt*
hugely   How from Camilla    to      lie
r.  s.    Hui, sir, why worry  about
railways    running north ami    south
or c.isi ami   west or any other    til**
reetlon?      We want Ihem from    nil
directions    uml     iu every direction.
(Applause).      Tliey cross lhe buillld-
ai\   ai the    present   lime al aboul
forty  points   through on I  Canada,   l
never  yet   knew a locality in     Canada  wiiirli objected  In the construe.
tion  of n   railway nu matter    what
point   it came   frum nr went In! We
jail   rejoice al     railway construction.
I   heard no protest when the (MM..
(crossed   the Anierlenn boundary   ami
.connected   with Spokane.      Nor will
you   hear any   protest if iu Hie     future   Hit* points   where railway lines
cross   the boundary aro largely     increased.     (Applause). Am I not fair
jwhi-u   I   say that the opponents    oi
this   .air business arrangement in on-
deavorlng to   find arguments against
il   find   themselves floundering iu    a
mass  of    Inconsistencies   ami    cnii-
tradicllons?    (Applause).
|   Now,   what   oilier reasons are urged  against ihe   endorsement of  this
trade arrangement?   I have  already
stated   that all parties in this country   favored   this policy during     the
pasl   fifty years.      II anyone wishes
lo  deny     that statement we       can
readily supply the proof.    It is useless to say that this is imt true   so
far as the   Conservative party      is
concerned   for the past twenty years
because  the records show otherwise.
Vou  remember,   Mr. Chairman, thai
j about   a   year    ago before  negotiations  were entered    upon, reference
was   made in    the speech from      lhe
throne  at   the opening of flu* parliamentary session at .Ottawa to     the
eilect    that the government Intended
in   response to the invitation     from
Washington   to enter    Into  negotiations   with lhe I".     S.     The speech
from   the throne was debated iu   the
usual way.     Nol a single Conaerva.
live member in    lho house took exception'to      the course which    the
government   Intended to fnlfow.     As
Or.   King    pointed out,  Mr. North,
nip,   in that debate stated tli.it,    if
ihe governmenl could,secure reciprocity   in natural    products "lhe Conservative parly   would hold up   troth
hands lor it."       Now, when wc have
secured   Ibis   wry thing Ihey      are
holding  up   both   bauds but pretend
to  hold them up 1n holy horror    at
the  proposal.        (Laughter).        Ur.
Chlsholltft, Conservative member    for
Knst Huron, expressed similar views.
Mr.   Goodeve, if he held the     views
then  which he docs today, certainly
kept  his light ami learning on    this
subject under a bushel.    (Laughter)
Not   only thai   bui in January last,
after   lhe agreement   was announced,
the   Toronto News, the leading Con
Bcrvalive organ  ol the party in Ontario,   wrote    an   editorial Btronglj
endorsing Hie     pact    (here  Mr.   Mac
■loiiald   read   the extract  from      lhe
Toronto   News).     Sir, after        Ihis
sweeping    cmlorsaljon of ihis agreemenl   made by     lhe parly organ  of
Ihe opposition, is it    nil a strange
commentary on    ihe devious ways ol
political partisanship Unit since  then
the   same paper, like the par***      1'
supports, has    matte a liRlit     about
turn   ami is m w daily engaged       1*1
denouctng ihe agreement. (Applause).
Sevel; |    Conservative papers     could
Ire   quoteil    lo the    sal lie eilect. Sir,
ii was not until Ihe moneyed in-
leresta in Montreal and Tort nto,
the plutocrats ol wealth nnd nowei
in this count iv urged Mr, Dorden
Into opposition lo this pact that he
■node this startling reversal of policy.   (Applause).
Such, ladies ami r*,ciitlcmi'n, is the
record in regard to the oVMlls
leading up lo the tniielusioii of I'iis
agreement. Is it any wonder lhal.
iu order to divert attention from
lhe plain facts of the ease, tbat tbe
.Cunservative parly al Ihe presenl
lime raise- the cry thai we will be
annexed to the United states should
we endorse this agreement? I have
already said thai this cry of nn-
hcXntlon is not only a reflection on
('11110-111111 national pride hut In addition it cannot he supported hy argument.   (Applause).    What Is    the
BUggCSUon.      They  leave us In    Cnti-
ieeture but    they   seem to Indicate
that t-he agreement will prove s i
favorable that, If at any future time
lhe CS. put nn emt to il, we will,
rather than give up its beneflts, consent In the removal ol the entire
tnrifl wall nml union wilh the CS.
You will notice that Hits conies
with il the admission that It will
lie  of   enormous    hcncfil lo       this
country,  (Applause),    ou ihe other
hand il Ihey say Hint il will prove
ruinous to Camilla how can Ihey
nrgue   Ihat In order   to get     more
of   a    had bargain   we
union wilh our    Amurfc
(Applause).        But Ihey
statesmen    on the othei
i\ certain
ide of  the
line Imve said thai such an outcome
will follow. Is lint any reason
why we Canadian*, should crawl under the bed, so to speak, and say
lliis dreadful catastrophe is bound
to follow because certain Individuals, who in my opinion desired to
work up opposition in lliis country
to prevent it frum liccomlng law,
expressed such views.' (Applause).
Will we in Canada hnvo nothing to
say about iI? (Applause). Everyone knows Ihat annexation ean only
lake place either hy the consent
nf the people of Canada nr hy
aggression on the part of the IT. s.
and clllier Ihe • ne oi the other
Is uirthln' nblo uml out ol the question. .Mi, il see lis lu me, that we
Canadians aie n IH lie too easy going iu mailers affecting our nation
al honor and vlrllit). I believe
thai iu some respects we can Well
lake lessons from our American
brethren. I Itflevo itntrt, il mi the
other side nl tin* Imi-, any public
man would on any platform dare in
suggest  againsl a  portion of      her
people disloyalty  <
al pride in their u
suggest Hint som
would lead tu ih,
iln- Republic, ihat
hooted from a
(Applause). I'm
discussing this feat
can   set il     al
ir lack of nation*
vn country; or
* pulley adopted
llsmembcrmonl uf
Ihey would bo
public platform.
perhaps without
ure  furtlior     "we
rest   ot  at   all
events show thai in this as in all
other matters lhe opponents of the
pad are confronted with astonishing
contradictions hy referring in the
contradictory utterances of Premier
McDrldc on this question. Premier
Mcltriile will he Irero on Monday
i.i''ht and he will no doubt say ns
he said at the eoasl a few days
ago lhal "he (Irmly htlievts Hie present iirrangemeiit jf carried out will
lend iu lhe course of a low years
to the d I sme in her in enl , r the empire nnd fusion with lho C S."
That is what lie said on August
20lh. He evidently forgot, however,
that ou February 13th last os
shown by the report <f his speech
iu support of a riot ion iu the local
house condemning reciprocity that
he expressed on entirely contrary
view. I am quoting from the Daily
Colonist, a Conservative paper, an I
I think we can safely soy thai he
was correctly reported. lie said ou
ihat occasion! "Some critics hat!
gone the length of saying thai (I
would mean n breach iu ihc present
imperial relations lhal would widen
gradually until it reached serious
proportion**. I would never go su
far," said the premier. Why docs
he go so far today? (Greal applause). Will the premier claim
that since the I3ttl of February last
he hati a heavenly vision ami iu It
saw through the operation or the
same arrangement, lho dismemberment nf Hie empire and the absorp
Hon of Canada by the C.s. (Laughter). If he had any such vision I
am sure it was nothing more than
a had dream. What do you think
of these two opposing views from
tin- one Individual? More than
Ihat I could also quote Mr. K. I.
Dorden, who at the present time
is exercised about the future of Canada because in 180*1 he said in
Montreal: "Did anyone believe that a
reciprocity ti *aty with tho C s.
would Tn any Way interfere with
sett-governtncLt in Canada? No."
Now, today, when on election is on,
ami he is han! pressed for Intelligent argument in opposition to the
policy i.f the government and of his
own leaders in the pasl, be pre
it-mis i„ believe that this arrangement,will nnv* interfere with self-
government in Canada
Now let us look briefly at some
of lhe oilier arguments out forward
against this arrai.gcment. A ou
mav lie sure that our opponents advance ihe besi possible arguments
they can Iiml. Will they stand examination? Vou know they say
ihat liter-provincial trade will be
jeopardised by this pact- Premier
Meiliiile will doubtless say so on
Monday nitiM lie is, ii Seems lo
im*, ihe lasi one iu ihis country  In
make such a ■tateiueiil because il
any govcrnmeni bos done anything
to llm art ami Interfere with inter
provincial trade H is llu- McUlide
government   in  this province.    Vou
know thai thev have Imposed a lov
un outside companies doing business
iu this province which amounts to a
considerable --nm, a las which bj
the way is eventually paid by the
people,     Otlier    restrictions    have.
lieen Imposed by Hn- provincial
governmenl bui we will not slop lo
consider them  We know that boards
of trade all over the province have
protested againsl the tax I have referred 1". Iiiter-piovimiil trade is
apparently Hn loaf IWng which lhe
provincial goventmehl uosireSi However, let r.o one bc concerned In regard io trade between the provln*
ces. There will I.e abundance of
Hade in all direction! and if there
is a supply ol any line of products iu one province ami demand
(or il in another, ns there always
is, Intor-provlnclal trade will certainly he maintained. Then ihey
lell us lhal Hie natural resources of
Ibis province ai.d of Canada will be
depleted. How this will come
about we aie left tr. conjecture. If
you go over the various natural re
source! uf this province ami of Canada you will iiml Hint Ihey aie all
under provincial   runt rut.    This    is
true in regard to timber ant'. Is also
I rue in regard to our pulpwood
resources. Mr. Hood-eve endeavors
lo make the people believe that iu
some way this arrange menl will
compel our provincial governments
to remove (be export restrictions
on pulpwood now Imposed. Un says
that tlie U. S. have placed a hiiy'i
duty mi paper with a view to coercing the provinces into removal of
these export restrictions. It is
wonderful what a high value Mr.
Goodcvo nl aces on the American
market ir, some lines but not in
ullicrs. TheC S. is not the only
market for paper, hut if they continue to retain a high duty on
paper in Hie hope of Inducing Hit*
piovii.ecK to abolish these export restrictions surely if is apparent to
everyone lhal this is a line of action which the American government will have to abandon. The
same people tell us that Die natural resources of the cs. are being
iXhmislod ami this Is Incoming I rile
io lar as pulpwood is concerned.
Phej will soon be compelled in ad-
nil paper al u lesser rait- uf duly
ii free ol duty to supply their
mu needs and our provincial gov-
I'l'iiiucitts wi| still continue iheir
presenl policy, a policy which is absolutely under their own control,
(Applause). Then Ihey say that,
if reciprocity carries, lu some mysterious way the trusts and monopolists  existing on the other side    of
the lii.e      will      get    a foutlluhl       ill
Canada. Sir, Mr. Lund was perfectly right when he stated that it
was lhe moneyed in teres ts nml
monopolists nu the other side ol
tiro line who [ought desperately to
prevent this agreement Irom going
through congress. It was shown in
an investigation there that one, Mr
Graham of lhe linn nf Allan onl
Graham, who pretended to he representing the views of the farmers ut
Hie C s. in opposing the bill before
congress, was in reality the paid
representative of certain trusts, including the paper trust, on the other
side of Hn- line. This same Mr.
Graham, who represented there Ural
tne American farmers would be ruined by this pact, is al present writing articles for the Montreal Star
in this country setting out thai the
farmers of Canada vv-i.l he ruined by
the self-same arrangement. It is a
most mysterious pact which will thus
bring ruin to both parties to the
bargain. (Laughter). Trusts and
monopolists fatten under high tariffs.
Why, sir, it is the experience ol all
countries having high protective
tariff walls that behind them you
have the breeding grounds of trusts
and monopolists. There secure
against competition from the outside
1 hey can enhance the prices ot
commodities to their hearts' con-
lent. If American trusts and monopolists thought that this agreement
wt old he to their advantage and
would result in the exlension of
iheir operations to this country,
why did they oppose it on tlie otb-
side of tbe line? (Applause).
Rest assurercd that if any combin-
i of wealth take place In Ibis
iimtry for the purpose of enhancing prices Canadian law is just as
ffcctlve, indeed, I believe, much
more effective, to deal wilb them
'haii American low and ibis suggestion is only n farther instance of
the "policy ol score." One more
brief reference to a further objection
math* ami it is this: Why they tell
us tln-re was no need of the Canadian government making this Bargain at the present time. .The Demo-
rats are going into office on the
•tiler side ol the line ami in acet rd-
nnee with their traditional policy
they would lower the tariff as
against this country. I am quite
ready lo admit thai it appears
lhal the Democrats will Shortly
obtain power in the C S., although It is by no means positively
assured. Even, however, it they
did attain power it  would lie unwise
to assume in view of the bitter opposition of powerful interests whicli
is always displayed against tariff reductions thgt they would be suceess-
,ul iu their efforts. Further still,
oven if they were successful the re-
■duetlbns made hy them would naturally he given to the whole world
whereas under the present arrange'
incut we get a direct preference in
Hie American market lor the pro-
due's of Canada lor the benefit of
Canada alone. ThostTwho use this
argument seem to admit that benefit
would accrue to Canada wher. t'he
tariff woild he thus lowered by
the Democrats. That in itself tells
a tale. Hut Ihey tell us to wait. A
policy of waiting is not that of the
Liberal parly. As Sir Wilfrid Laurier puts if "A bird in lhe hand is
worth iwo lu the lush" and we will
not give up the present COrPainty
for tho uncertainty referred in, particularly In view ol (he fact thai
even if such a change look place ou
he other sitle of Iln* line tariff re-
lint ions would he given to the
•utile world. Besides we want to
malie sun- Hint we got the benefit
of latin red notions on life's necessities while we live. (Ap)lause). 1
have no Qoslra, ladles ami guullomon,
to discuss llu- matter further mi
this occasion, as I understand there
will be a further opportunity lieforo
the 21sl of September to meet you
iu a discussion of this matter when
with oilier features of lhe agreement
1 trust we will, lie able lo neai
wilh        those not        touched
upon tonight,    1 have
endeavored lo the best of my ability to lay li.'fore you some reasons
why every patriotic Canadian, interested alike in his own individual
prosperity and thai of our great
Dominion*' should unite as one man
iu securing the boon of larger markets for the natural products of
Canada out! of relief from taxation
on the necessities of life. I think I
have demonstrated—>lt is for you to
say—that the objections rallied by
our opponents will not stand examination or criticism. Sir, this is
a bottle of Hie masses. The battle of the greot producers and * consumers in this country and of the
army of tollers throughout the
land. (Applause) 1 would be surprised Indeed if after fifty years of
consistent and pers stent efforts
maqc by nil our statvsi**cn in tbc
pasl, whose loyally never was (pies
lionet), tu obtain Hits boon that
when finally within our reach it
should not be accepted by the people
of Canada! In my judgment, however, it requires no prophet In foresee thai ou this issue, the only is-
suc iu this campaign, the Laurier
government will be triumphantly sustained. It is for us in the Kootenay district it assist in that victory, making assurances doubly sure
by voting for the reciprocity candidate on the 2lsl ot September
and in doing so voting absolutely iu
our own individual Interests and
that of Canada and the empire. (Applause).
It is not the quantity of food taken but the amount digested and us-
siuiilatcd that gives strength and
vitality to the system. Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets iu,
vigorule the stomach and liver and
enablo them to perform their functions naturally. For sale by all
dealers, 31-tf
TAKE NOTICK that William Murdoch, of Flagstone, It. C, occupation
Lumberman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lauds:
Coiumeueiiig at a post planted mi
the south end of an island ou the
Kootenay Rivet ami on a line wilh
the south boundary line of Lot 327,
(hence running nurlh uloiig shore to
point of commencement!
William Murdoch,
Dated  HlHi  August,  11)11 2fl-0t
TAKE NOTICE that Mary pollen,
uf London! Eng., occupation Spinster, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted ho
chains south and 2 IU chains east of
the S. E. corner of Lot 11070;
thence HO chains east; thence 80
chains south; thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains north to the place
of commencement.
L. Blake.
Dated .luly 7ch, 1911. 32-»t
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A Vote for Dr. J. H. KINO, the Peoples Candidate,
Is a Vote for
And a Vote for Canada's Greatest Statesman
The Cost of Living Has Become Excessive
Reciprocity gives us Ircc cattle, horses, swine, sheep, lambs,
poultry, corn, hay, potatoes and all vegetables, fresh fruits, dried
fruits, butter, cheese, milk, cream, eggs, honey, fish, salt, and
many other necessities of life.
A Vote for Reciprocity is a Vote for Cheaper Living
(jod Save the King;


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