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THE CIX1ZBX, FllIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1011.
Government Forces Fa
vor and Conserva
NOW UP TO
Prospects Are Against
Ratification at an
By JAMES A. EDCERTON.
IT is now up to Canada. That la
the reciprocity situation In a nut
shell. Tho American congress
having passed the agreement In
the exact form devised by tho commis
sioners of tho two governments, our
port of tho pact la completed. What
will tho Canadian parliament do? In
favor of the measure stands the pres
ent Canadian government, with Sir
Wilfrid Laurlcr at Its head. In opposi
tion Is tho Conservative party under
tho leadership of Robert Laird Borden.
While- the government has a substan
tial majority in tho houso of commons
ranging from fifty to sixty or more,
thero is no method of closure La the
body, so that tho foes of a measure
can talk It to death. Now, that is Just
what tho enemies of reciprocity threat
en to do. They havo talked so long
already that there is a deadlock In the
chamber which promises to continue
It is announced that if thero is not
a rift In the talk clouds soon Premier
Laurler will move for tho dissolution
of parliament and go to tho people.
That would mean an election, which
could not bo held before September or
October, after which tho now parlia
ment would convene and tho word mill
would start all over again.
It is hard for a layman to under
stand how an' appeal to tho country
would simplify tho situation, since it
would bo Just as difficult to close de
bate in another parliament as in this
one more difficult, in fact, becauso
there would be a fresh army of talk
ers returned by tho election. Possibly
tho government counts on such an
overwhelming victory that tho opposi
tion will subside after the people havo
spoken. Anyway tho Canuck talk mill
now has tho floor.
Our Congress Not So Bad.
We Ami much fault with our con
gress, not without causo, but when we
compare It with other leglslatlvo de
bating societies, such ns that to our
north, for example, wo find that tho
honorable bodies presldod over by
"Sunny Jim" Sherman and Champ
Clark nro not so bad after all. Wo
accuse our senate of talking bills to
death, and yet that body only discuss
ed reciprocity a brief threo months,
while tho Canadian bouse of commons
has been at it six months and ap
parently Is do nearer a voto thnn be
fore. Not only so, but tho program
seems to bo to go on orating until n
dissolution, is brought about and then
to find fault becauso It came before
rcdistricting Is effected In compliance
with tho new census. Talk about
playing political Tho rcdistricting
bill will not bo through before next
year at tho nearest Yet tho opposition
to reciprocity coolly proposes to pre
vent a voto on this measuro indefi
nitely nnd to ralso hob if tho govern
ment goes to the country before tho
next year or tho year after. Tho Con
servative party in Canada seems to bo
something Hko tho samo aggregation
in England the bunch that recently
howled in an aristocratic manner for
several hours against Promler Asqutth.
Honestly, wo Americans should pat
ourselves on our collectlvo back for
tho reason that, bad as our parties are,
wo havo nothing that oven remotely
approaches in depravity, fossillsm,
prejudice or fatuity tho Conservative
or Tory party of tho British empire.
Yet tho Canadian Liberals claim that
tho reciprocity agreement will eventu
ally win; tliat the Tories in tho Do
minion aro lighting a losing battle Just
as the Tories of England nro fighting
a losing battle in trying to uphold the
veto power of tho houso of lords.
The Annexation Bogy.
Tho claim of tho Canuck Conserva
tives is that reciprocity with tho Unit
ed States is tho entering wedge for
annexation to tho United States. They
boast that they nro battling for the
British empire. Tho Liberals retort
that this is a palpable appeal to preju
dice, that tho reciprocity pact Is mere
ly n commercial agreement and has
nothing to do with political annexa
tion and that such a cry is a subter
fuge, intended to deceive the ignorant
Tho view of tho Liberals is that tho
blind policy followed by tho Tories,
both in Canada and Great Britain, is
but an exhibition of impotent fury nnd
an admission of defeat Therefore
tho responsible Liberal government in
both countries can nfford to Ignore tho
opposition tactics and go on its way
with equanimity and determination.
All this party war concerns Americans
only remotely. Tho limiting of the
lords' veto interests us alono because it
is a step in the direction of progress
nnd democracy. Tho reciprocity agree
ment affects us more closely, but even
bo wo can afford to keep froo from
Canadian internal politics.
Tho general provisions of tho reci
procity agreement nro as follows: It
places on tho froo list among other
things, cattle, horses and other live
stock, poultry dead or alive, grains of
all kinds, bay, vegetables, fruit dairy
products, eggs, honey, cottonsood oil,
flaxseed, Unseed and other seeds, fish
of all kinds, whalo oil and fish oil, salt
mineral waters, timber, lumber of all
kinds, plaster rock or gypsum, mica,
feldspar, ground asbestos, fluorspar,
several kinds of minerals and drugs,
brass, cream separators, rolled iron or
steel sheets, steel wire, typesetting
machines, fencing wire, coke, iron or
steel rods, wood pulp and print pap.
It should be explained in this connec
tion that wood pulp from crown lands
In Canada Is not Included in tho free
list for the reason that it is undr
certain restrictions by the home gov
ernment which make tho American
tariff apply to it automatically, but
that the act relating to all other kinds
of wood pulp nnd print paper goes into
effect immediately in fact Is in effect
now although nil other parts of the
agreement must await ratification by
Canada. It is for this free wood pulp
and print paper that the American
newspapers havo so long contended.
They naturally proclaim this as a
great victory In Itself, whatever the
Canadian government may do about
the rest of the measure.
Instances of Tariff Eeduotion.
Articles on which the tariff is reduc
ed to the same rate in both countries
aro in part as follows: Fresh moats,
bacon and hams, dried, smoked or
salted ipeats, canned meats and meat
extracts, lard, tallow, canned fish,
canned vegetables, flour, oatmeal, com
moal, barley malt buckwheat flour,
split peas, cereal foods, bran nnd mid
dlings, macaroni and vermicelli, sweet
ened biscuits, wafers and cakes, maple
reciprocity would also ruin the Domin
ion farmer. Said Mr. Gore:
"I do not know whether there is any
truth In the nroverh that mi-vrv Invp.q
company, but if' thero be any truth in
mat auagc I desire to nfford the senn
tor from North Dakota fMr. Mrf!nnt.
ber) nnd tho senator from Knnsn.q (Mr.
Curtis) all tho wretched rapture re
sulting from tho companionship of
"I hold In my hand a speech deliver
ed by the IUght Hon. Mr. Sexsmith,
a member of the Canadian parliament
Air. sexsmith is a farmer, and in his
address he demonstrates to hla own
satisfaction that the approval of the
reciprocity agreement by tho Canadian
parliament would absolutely shipwreck
the agricultural InterrwtH nf tlin Tin.
minion of Canada. Ho demonstrates
that it would depreclato tho value of
their lands, depress the price of their
products, reduce tho wnges of their
iaDor nna that it would subject them
to a competition with the farmers of
the United States which they could
"If tho senator from North rn!rntn
imagines that he has painted the dark
est picture which it is possible for an
artist to portray, I desire to call his
attention to tho cloomv nrnsrwrt nop.
trayed in this picture by Mr. Sex-
"I do not believe that elthra-nrttst him
painted true to nature. Both have
projectea upon the canvas the phan
toms of their own overheated fancies
rather than the cold facts of Inter
national trade and commerce.
"According to the prophetic vision,
according to tho equally conclusive
and unanswerable arguments of Mr.
Sexsmith nnd the senator from North
Dakota, the fair and fruitful fields of
the Dominion and of this republic are
destined soon to become a weltering
waste of wreck and ruin."
There are also some Joy touches in
the Canadian debate. Here is nn nr.
tract from a recent speech by the
"One of the most respected members
of tho house prefaced his remarks the
UNCLE SAM HAS SOME
ODD NEW VEGETABLES.
Plioto of Socretary Knox copyright by American Press Association.
sugar or sirup, pickles, fruit Juices,
mineral waters in bottles, grapevines
and Ixrry vines, farm wagons, agricul
turn! implements, portable and trac
tion engines, grindstones, building
stone, roofing slates, vitrified paving
blocks, oxide of iron as color, manu
factured asbestos, printing ink, cutlery
bells aud gongs, plumbing fixtures,
brass band instruments, clocks and
watches, printer's coses, canoes and
small bouts, feathers, surgical dress
lugs, plate glass, motor vehicles and
musical Instrument enses.
Articles at different rates in the
two countries that Is, articles reduced
in one country or tho other: Aluminium,
laths, shingles and certain kinds of
planed or finished lumber, iron ore,
coal slack, cement, fruit trees, con
densed milk, fruit In air tight cans,
peanuts and coal.
Most Haw Materials Free.
It will bo seen from tho above that
for the most part raw materials are
placed on tho free list and manufac
tured articles aro still dutiable. It was
this feature of tho agreement that
caused such bitter opposition from
Senator La Folletto and other insur
gonts. La Folletto went so far as to
denounce tho bill as a sham which
would nccrue to tho benefit of the
nowspapers, manufacturers, railroads
and trusts of tho United States and
would Injure tho farmers. It is not
without significance that most of the
Republican support for the ngreement
caiao from manufacturing states and
most of tho opposition from tho agri
cultural states. As for tho Democrats,
they generally supported tho measure
in both houses, as was so gracefully
acknowledged by President Taft
One of tho really funny Incidents of
tho reciprocity debato In tho senate
was furnished by tho blind Benntor,
Goro of Oklahoma. Senator McCum
ber of North Dakota had Just delivered
a powerful and tear compelling speech
to the effect that tho agreement would
ruin tho American farmer. Senator
Curtis of Knnsas had previously held
forth In similar vein. As Boon as Mc
Cumber took his seat Goro obtained
the floor and read copious extracts
from the speech of a Canadian mem
ber of parliament to the effect that
other day by saying thero was nothing
new to bo said upon tho question. Yet
he took three hours to say it"
How much that sounds like home!
It might have been said in either end
of tho big stone building at Washing
ton and on almost any day and in al
most any debate. If "one touch of na
ture makes tho whole world kin"
this convinces us that Canadians are
quite like Americans. The reciprocity
ngreement has at least put talk on the
History of the Pact.
Tho history of tho pact is, in brief,
ns follows: Negotiations were started
coon after tho passage of tho Payne
Aldrlch tariff bill for tho reason that
Canada showed an indisposition to
mako tariff concessions under that act.
They were carried on both at Ottawa
and Washington. W. S. Fielding, the
minister of finance, was ono of those
representing tho Canadian government,
nnd Secretary of State Knox was ac
tivo in behalf of the United States.
Tho negotiations were finally brought
to a close, and the completed agree
ment was submitted to congress by
President Taft on Jan. 20 of this year.
The house promptly passed tho bill,
but it failed to reach a voto in the
senate during the short session. Pres
ident Taft thereupon called an extra
session of tho new congress, which
met on April 4. On April 21 tho bill
passed the house bv tho following
voto: Yeas Democrats, 203; Itepub-
ncans, ih. Nays Democrats, 11; Re
publicans, 78. Tho measure passed tho
senate on July 22 by the following
vote: Yeas Democrats, 32; Repub
licans, 21. Nays Democrats, 3; Re
An analysis of the voto Rhnn-R that
tho Democrats were practically unan
imous ror tho bill in both houses and
that in each houso more Republicans
voted against it than for It Inasmuch
ns a Republican president is the chief
navocnte of the agreement, this makes
a political situation without parallel
In tho recent history of tho country.
As to Canada, the general opinion Is
that reciprocity will compel n new
election. In that event tha nuestion
cannot be finally settled until next win-
ter or Inter.
' "Dasheen au Qratin" Servod at Na
tional Geographic Society Danquot.
At the annual banquet of the Na
tional Geographic society at Washing
ton the guests and members were in
troduced to "dasheeii au gratln." This
Is not the name of a distinguished trav
eler. Quite the contrary. It Is some
thing to eat. Now it Is said that
dasheen is to become ono of America's
regular articles of diet, South Carolina
having had success in raising it.
At the Geographic- society's dinner
the daheeu was served In plate of po
tatoes, und the guests, among them
President Taft, pronounced it a dis
tinct addition to the gastronomic cat
alogue. Government experts declare
they are satisfied that dasheen can be
grown at an immanse profit in this
country nnd will encourage Its cultiva
tion. It hnn a nutty flavor, says tho
Dasheen is nn nrold. There are sev
eral aroids with which the government
plant bureau has been experimenting,
and we shall soon have a number in
the market The faralli::r onuifp-tal
plant, called "elephant's r.r." 's it" of
the most desirable ed'blo n'-icN i nd
may serve both as fotd uivl ura-'tio -.
It is nn arold which ;.(; Ih p I
of the Hawpttans, t'ji r r. a f f
Cubans and the oto eft i .-. .. s.
It is said that area's Iwu' fed more
people than any etui1-.1 'o'-'-t ' '.o
soil, yet in Europe n:::l Aaier; u t!ipv
aro unknown a food.
When Hawaii lt-can.e n I of the
United States American?! learned that
the arold known as tavo formed the
basis of tho native diet. Americans
learned to like it. They also learned
when wo acquired Porto Rico that
there the natives lived chiefly on taro
and regarded it ns their staff of life.
It was thnn that the agricultural de
partment commenced to sit up and take
notice and experiments were started.
Ih South Carolina from an acre of taro
a ton and a half of tubers was har
vested last year. This was the first
large quantity of aroids ever raised in
The tubers are about tho size of a
man's fist Thoy are'good boiled, bak
ed or fried anai aro delicious when
mashed and mixed with cream, butter
They cannot mature north of tho
Mason and Dixon line.
We offer One Hundred Dollars
Reward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
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diooq and mucous surfaces of the
system. Testimonials sent free.
Price 76 cents per bottle. Sold by
Take Hall's Family P11J3 for constipation.
A Choice of Words.
"You Sold mo that horso no froo
from faults. Why, it's blind."
"Blind? Well, thnt'n tinr n fn1.
that's a cruel misfortune."
Whistler's remarkable genius is no
Conbt responsible for his many eccen
tricities, no quarreled indiscriminate
ly with friend and foe, and for him
the public were a set of Ignoramuses
who had no right to any opinion what
ever. Especially well known is his quar
rel with John Ruskln, who In bis
"Ars Clavigera" had heaped scorn on
ono of Whistler's "Nocturnes" In tho
following language, "I havo seen and
heard much of cockney lmpndenco be
fore now, but never expected to hear
a coxcomb ask 200 guineas for flinging
a pot of paint in tho public's face."
The artist promptly sued for damages,
and in the celebrated trial which fol
lowed he was awarded ono farthing,
Which coin he triumphantly wore ns a
watch charm ever afterward.
In his art work, as in his own per
sonal appearance, Whistler was fastid
ious. His palettes wcro beautifully
wiped, his brushes faultlessly kept, and
as for his general behavior it was
foreign, one may even say exotic.
A Glided Gown.
During tho reign of King George L
Lord Hervey. a cultured man, gave tbla
description of tho fine dress of a dis
"Tho Duchess of Queensberry's
clothes pleased no most They were
whito satin embroidered, tho hnttnm
of the petticoat brown hills, covered
witn all sorts of weeds, and every
breadth had an old stump of a tree
than ran un nlmost to the too of the
petticoat, broken and ragged and
worked with brown chenille, round
which twined nasturtiums, lvv. honev-
suckles, periwinkles, convolvuluses and
ail sorts or twining vines, which spread
and covered tho petticoat Many of
tho leaves were finished In gold, and
part of the stumps of tho trees looked
like the gliding of tho sun."
A Sign of Old Age
It is possible for every woman
to have that erect, commanding,
graceful appearance typical of the
perfectly formed woman.
correct any tendency to become stoop
shouldered, compel deep breathing and
do this without the uncomfortable sen
sation produced by most braces.
These Braces are constructed entirely
of cloth, have no metal parts to bind,
rust and break and may be worn with
out your knowledge except as you as
sume an incorrect position.
Rexall Shoulder Braces, we believe
to be eqully beneficial for man, woman
or child. All sizes just send your chest
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C We wisn to secure a good
correspondent in every town
in Wayne county. Don't be
afraid to write this office for
paper and stamped envelops.
One of the Greatest Money Saving Sales ever held in this vicinity.
We offer our Entire Stock of Men's and Boys' Summer Clothing
at great sacrifices. Every light weight suit in the Store must
leave within 30 days. None reserved.
When you see the suits with the same price tags still on them,
the same fresh, new styles that we have been letting you know
about since early in the season, you will see what a great saving
it means to you.
Can You Resist These Prices?
Men's $25.00 Suits Now $17.50
22.50 " " 16.25
" 20.00 " " 15.00
18.00 " " 13.50
" 15.00 " " 10.50
" 12.00 " " 8.50
" 10.00 " 7.00
$20 Young Men's Suits, $13.50
15 Young Men's Suits, 10.50
12 Young Men's Suits, 8.50
10 Young Men's Suits, 7.50
8 Young Men's Suits, 6.00
A special lot of Young Men's Suits in broken-up sizes, $8.50 and
$10.00 kind $4.95. Not every size in all lines but your size in
some. It will pay you to look over this line.
Boys' Knickerbocker Suits in all the
Newest Shades and Sizes from 8
$0.50 Kind, Pure Worsteds,
5.00 Kind, Fine Casslmere,
4.00 Kind, Elegant Scotch Mix
ture, now 2.75
3.00 Kind. Now 1.98
Boys' Khaki Knickers 23
Men's $5.00 Dress Trousers. . $3.08
Men's $4.00 Dress Trousers . . 2.9S
Men's $3.00 Outing Trousers. 2.25
A Special Lot of Flannel pants,
extra good, $2.50 value, now 1.98
Men's Khaki Trousers, made
with belt loops; Bomo have
belts and turned up bot
Special Lot of Men's Dress
Trousers, $2.50 vnluo 1.9
All Our Straw and Crash Hats at Reduced Prices
A FEW OF OUR MANY
Men's Blue Chambray Shirts
with 2 extra collars . . 39 cents
Men's Fine $1.00 Dress Shirts
(Coat Style) all sizes.. 69 cents
Men's Open-work Shirts nnd
drawers, equal to any 60c.
quality, now 23 cents
15 cent Men's Black Hose.. 7 cents
Men's 50c. Genuine Silk Lisle
President Suspenders... 33 cents
Heavy Police Suspenders. .. 18 cents
39c. Easy Fitting Brace... 21 cents
29c. Lisle Webb Dress Suspend
ers 14 cents
10c. Men's Whito Hemstitched
Handkerchief 6 cents
Men's Blue Handkerchief ....3 cts.
.Men's Heavy Hose 6 cents
Men's Genuine Paris Garters 19 cts.
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