The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1889. CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
The mail news daring the past two or three months has contained frequent references to a movement said to be afoot for the annexation of Canada to tho United States. It is not surprising that believers m the Monroe doctrine of %< America for the Americans" should view with disfavor the existence alongside the Great Republic of a powerful young country owning allegiance to the British Throne, and we can quite understand that Americans generally would be pleased to see the stars and stripes floating over the immense and fruitful territory won comprised m the Canadian Dominion. No doubt too, there is a party m Canada which favors annexation, but if we are to believe the Premier of the Dominion that party is greatly m the minority, and the overwhelming weight of Canadian feeling is m favor of maintaining the connection with Great Britain. On the other side of the St Lawrence, however, they appear to be reckoning quite confidently on Canadian annexation for we notice that the Californian correspondent of the Auckland " Herald " writes :—" An intimate friend of General Harrison says that he, like all presidents, will desire to do something that will give his administration a prominent place m the history of his country,,and that one of his first official acts will be negotiation for the annexation of Canada. The General believes that the United States can and should receive Canada. His idea is that the territory can be annexed to the" United States by assuming Canada's debt. If the territory can be secured for that consideration, General Harrison would favor paying a considerable bonus. It is understood that he has said privately that the surplus m the Treasury could not be spent m a better manner than by baying Canada. He heartily approves of such a move, and will so recommend m his first message to Congress. When Canada is admitted into the United States there will probably be 14 new senators and 42 new representatives, and Canada would probably obtain a place m the Cabinet. The whole of the new country could easily be divided into 28 states and territories." All this, if true, goes to show that the United States is eager to receive Canada into the Union, but it takes two to make a bargain, and it has yet to be shown that " Barkis is willinV
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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1889. CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.,
Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2039, 17 January 1889