(Copyrighted February 8, 1893.)
+ lon ne.nn nion vevw ul cippoci g.0-
_ Erstus Wiman answered by an Ex-Member
of the Canadian Parliament.
There t no Canadin resiing la the United States who has given as much
thought ani study to th? question how best to promote the prosperity and devel-
op?to?f Canada as Erutus Wimean. No other Canadian living here for the past
-thirft yeaist h ad e-qual opportunities. For the past ten years Mr. Wiman has
ten hiHnative land hiabe?t thought; his heart's best efforts, and his wealth as
freely as a spring gives forth its water. He freely asserts his claims to be au ex-
pert ipon'a Srqae ns relattng- to Canada, and as such was invited to appear be-
forea-C ot itt of Untted States Senators and gike evidence. I do not question
IlWi ? sai erity, no one cati who knows him; no one doubts but :.that in
ingi*lg hiis : tioyny hewsisoyal to his eountrymen and presented their case as
str?gly as poible. In flnancial alitlrs Mr. Wimat is a giant and as a collator
o* d rcal statistic s probably lhas no equal in this country. For these reasons
big before the Senatorial Connmmiittee deserves consideration at this time.
*My- friend and mInyself were examinet upon the same day by that Commit-
htee f Vni?td StCa S in a room in the Post Offce building, in New York
yi, t 'y time in JIanuary, 1890, as to our views upon the Canadian question.
Mr. 'Win apprting in the interest of Canada, while I was present as a witness
1 had frequently dicnussed political union and its effect upon the value of the
*of Canada, *and unrestricted Reciprocity and its influence upon political
union with Mr. W ihan, and was most anxious to have the views he had expressed
t i -' go io record, if posible, as his sworn testimony before the Committee.
I trefo stetd o one of the Senators two questions to ask him, as follows:
1st. What efct wobd politleal union have upon the value of the assets of
C *ia 'Mr.' Wman replied frankly and promptly, " It would increase them one
<hi " ed 1?ld\." One of the Seators remnarked, "' Mr. Yiman, you do not mean
ith1 you ae en hudrd per cent., dok yu not ? " He replied, No, I mean
*WBt' I d, one hndred fold." I wa delighted..