Imperiai government was manifesting a desire that the great Republic should be
dsme bere and was indlirecty, at least, giving aid and comfort to the insurgents.
Re ms prospered here beyond his most sanguine expectations, and in legitimate
bus? enterprises has amassed an immense fortune. What has been the effect
of his aton ? Why one million youngu men and women born under the flag of
ol d d have followed in his footsteps. Not less than ten thousand of them
have _ned upon Mr. Wiman dring the past thirty years and sought his assist-
nce, in finding employ-ent, and I am prepared to assert that he never rebuked
one of them for turning his back upon the Union Jack, but on the contrary, if
atisfied that they were of good moral character he most cheerfully exerted his
_tflWMee to flnd them good positions. Ten million immigrants have landed at
C Ge tden from Europesince Mr. Wima came to New York. I doubt if he ever
crssed over from Staten Island ferry and urged one of them to go to Canada to
settle. I am led to believe that ninety-five per cent. of Mr. Wiman's great wealth
t invtese dn the TJnite States. in all other countries, inclading Canada flve per
Wen diseussing the boundless undeveloped natural resources of Canada, Mr.
Wlman deal largely in glttering geeralities and sentimentalities. He seldom
descends to dry facts and flgures. He appeals to the hearts of his hearers and
-notXt? their jtudgment. He loves Canada and is intensely anxious to serve his
Wcotntrymen for which 1 admire and honor him, but I cannot adopt his conclusions
after a careful study 4of hls testimony before the Senatorial Committee.
If "i without re y political unton is inevitable " then I am opposed to
igat reciprocity.- If ,' political union will inerease the value of the assets of
Canada one ? ed fl then I am morally certain that sooner or later the Can-
W "op??ple 11will k ae-dmison to the-union. If reciprocity will cause during
e n xt twenty years an ' exodus of over 6,050,000 of ouir best and most etnter-
* tisft itt"n then, again I am opposedIto reciprocity.
M. Wti talso -adm!tted, in giving his testimony, that the products of Can-
ada to the U nitd Sts formed so small a percentage of our consump-
tfft tl ~did not afftpri?es in this country; that the Canadian producer
nd ltl American consumer paid the, duty, and consequently that with free
oess to or imarket the prie In Canada of all the products of the farm, the mine,
the forest, and the sea would b? increased by the amount of the duties removed.
An e snoTBos gain tb the Canadian producer but absolutely no gain whatever
to the American consumer, and for this government a serious loss of revenue, or
ii ?ther wrts' a Ontriutton from the treasury of the United States to the pro-
dueers of Canada of everal millions of dollars annually as an inducement to Can-
ada to as a dependency of the British crown.
?Now for a few dry facts and flgures with which my good friend never wearies
is hiearer*s or rader when diseussing the Canadian question.
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