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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LITNiHiDOl, iATUHOAY, APRIL 4, t til The World I of Labor i ___ Contributed by Labor Man V "Now. Wilfrid, you mast be a very good boy. You have a slice new bro- ther. Aren't you "Oh, 1 dun't know. It's uhvays the way; just as I titii gutting on hi this world competition begins." sony to say that many of the men spent nil their earnings in drluk. Now, 1 respectfully beg to differ en- tirely with the captain. Ilovv, may Workers for their numerical gtrcafth ond their wise direction under Joku Mitchell; the cigar makers Tor their thorough organization and their be- I ask, is M. nnssibh1 for ihn nncm-L inw fnttmr nf I ho union What has this to do with the labor world, did you say? Well, iu case you don't understand look up last Monday's Au interesting and enthusiastic meeting of the retail clerks mid sales ladies was held in the Labor Temple on Monday evening. W. Scott, in- terim President in the chair. There was a large attendance, and the bus- iness of the evening included tho closing of the charter application, election of officers, fixing of night of meeting, etc. Tho district organizer for American Federation of Labor, Thos. S. Harold was again present, and for the benefit of those present who were unable to attend the pre- vious meeting, briefly sketched the j ployed to spend all their money on drmk if they are not working? If is the only solution to the1 un- employed problem 'that the "cap- tain" ciui bring forward, I would like to draw his attention to the fact that ilu> Salvation Army them- selves have and are contributing in a large way to the number of uno.m- ployed in this country. 1 refer, of course, to the large number of un- skilled laborers the Army is sending to this country under false- pretences. Here are a few quotations from the Birmingham Post of Doc. 12L, 1907: 'Colonel' Lamb, the- head of tho j Immigration Department of the Sal- movement, etc., but there was no or- ganization on the American contin- ent, or jxsrhaps in the entire world, more progressive, more conservative, or advantageous to its membership, than the 'Ititeniaiional Typographi- cal Union of America. It was or- ganized in 185'J under the title of tho Xatimia! Typographical Union, which was amended in 1862 to tukt! in Canadian Unions and called the International Typographical Union of America. lie mentioned that the Printers Home at Colorado Springs was a credit to the 1. T. U. and the labor movement in general. After referring to the fact that on old-age Cllifton Germab Bretkffttt Food is not only superior in taste to all other csiiroiiis .you over tiio, uui iucro oooiioni One 9 I b. package 50 when served. ft up smooth and free from Intupt OATS FOR THE HORSE AND WHEAT FOR NAN A crfRtiiy-white delicious food. A real surprise for breakfast and be served in numberless dainty ways for luncheon and diuner desserts Your grocer has it now vution Army, when seen today re. j pension scheme had been, adopted re- yarding the Labor Party's protest regarding emigration to Canada, stated that his work would not 'checked' by thi> revelations' which have bwn made of starving enii- s in the cities of the Dominion. The 'colonel' had received private in- formation of positive di.stiv.ss in To- ronto." 'Colonel' ihut the Army was not unattached and irre- sponsible in this work, but was sub- ject to the approval of the Canu- benefits of'the organization, and tho-1 .t fe all its methods and roughly explained the Retail Clerks Protective Association. Particular mention was made of early closing bylaw, and the effect it had dian Department of tho Interior in was acting as agent in England for thck Provincial Government of H. C.. with which lat tor Government tho Army has made had en one or -two merchants in the city. Under a recognized orgnniza- j a contract for the supply of one thousand unskilled laborers before lion as the Retail Clerks Protective Association such a thing would not i bo tolerated, and bylaw or no bylaw the retail clerks could regulate these hours. Up to the present there are names on the application for the charter and this will be dispatched to headquarters tomorrow. As the list of officers will show several sales ladies were present, and were not the least enthusiastic.- The meeting, be- ing a full representative one, proceed June 24 of next vear." ilr. Bruce Walker, who represents the Dominion in emigration affairs in London, assured 'me today, thai his government has not for some years had anything whatever to do with the .emigration of skilled artisans to any part of Canada and they seek people wishing to occupy tho land. Ellison Milling ft Elevator Co, ltd, S3, The ''captain" will now see that cd to elect officers by ballot, and if thousands of unskilled laborers are this resulted as W. Scott; 1st viccf-president, R. J. being sent hero by the Salvation Army, then tin- latter must have a "Baldry; 2nd vice-president, Mills; great deal to do with tho large num- correspondiug financial secretary, A. ber out of work. As 1 stated a few Ritchie; treasurer, W. J. Todd; "Ad- vocate" agent, D. M. Warden, record er, F. McPherson, guardian, T. Jar- vis; guide, Miss L. McNiveh; dele- gates to Trades and Labor Council, W. Scott, K. J. Baldry, A. Ritchie, and B. Mills. All the offices were contested "but two, which shows the :-interest token by the members. D. M. Wardell was also elected musician The next meeting fixed for Mou- day, 13th April, whnn it is hopod the charter and supplies will be here. On that night, if the charter arrives, the organizer will obligate the mem- bers and install the officers. weeks ago. the "colonel" is perhaps sending these thousands of unskilled laborers to Vancouver to compete with the Chinese and Hindus, and thus assist in lowering the wages of the toilers. eonily, the chairman intimated that they had a ball team in the field, with II. Nicholson as manager, and asked for the support of all both in the field and in the stand. Thereaf- ter the evening's entertainment wfis taken up and for three solid hours' WUK kept up to the high water mark of excellence. Where so much talent was present it would be a dilHcult matter to individualize, but I cannot refrain from mentioning particularly that stunt given by 'the printers' quartette, assisted by Sir. Barclay. This was a decided success, and caught the audience napping. The local hits in this number were very popular, and the encore they received was richly merited. In the course of the evening speeches were delivered by Mr. W. A. Buchanan and Mr. E. Ilngcll, the former referring to the many' opportunities existing in the west for prints, while the responsi- bility of the press was not forgotten The latter was reminiscent.- and men- tioned that he was working with present premier of Saskatchewan in the first office' in Canada in which worked. The chairman had reluc- tantly to veto encores, owing to the amount of talent "forthcoming. Sharratt was present with his nigger doll and gave a vcntriloquial stunt which was much appreciated. Thu singers included Messrs. Kilner, Gra- ham, Viner, Jones, Barclay. Welling- ton, Walsh, Westley, and Matthews. AW-. K. Smith, one of the prints, ren IF YOU ARE CAIEFUL OF YOU! EYES your eyes will repay you well for it. If you of necessity have to use them a good deal a scientifically chosen pair ol glasses worn while you work will help you im- mensely. There is no accurate way of getting glasses, except to have your ''eyes-examined and to have a pair made to suit you. our business. Will you call? Our optician will attend to your case. R. A. WRIGHT, The Jeweler ron CHOICE .tAJtCH Uto, COAl MINE ON ST. MARY'S BIVES, coo- listing o( 733 seres, situate in the Svu'ui" vl Tu'niiaiiip 7, 2i, West of the 4Ut. miles of trookfe eo 84. river, 6 living springs on'the roomed house veneered, rata, stables, root -and torn ftheds, etc. Included in the above are 61 acres of coal mining lands- which have 41- ready been developed with suitable building thereon for miners. Commission will be paid to sgent making gale. Apply to CON Y BE ARE JONES, Vendor's Lethbridge WANT 3Se. OM iMsrtloa. 6 iuwrtioas IX.00 WANTED ,CH01K LEADER.for Knox church. qsttlifaationa. Apply E. C: By lands, chairman Board 'of Man- agers. 96 G WANTED A YOUNG QIBL to with light taking care ol baby. Apply Mrs. F. J. McKeown, Baroness 96-0 9-roomed new house, fully modern witli good outbuildings, on lot 60 ft. x 100 ft., o blocks from square, on corner, near Redpatli Street Cash According to the annual report of the president 6f the Bricklayers and :Masons International, Union of Amer ica, which has just been issued there are 1050 local unions with an ap- proximate membership of and there is in the bank to their credit over The interchangeable working card put into operation as per agreement of the Brteklayers n-iil with the Oper- Association. has Masons' Union ative Plasterers' obtained good results. report adds that while present are that a dull period will ex- perienced there is no reason to it will be long A news item vvkh the lunj "'in- employed 3rcn" dp-serves a little More attention There cnn be no doubt ci the large number -tt men who have been idle all winter in the city, and I should think that it is a very con- servative estimate when the number of unemployed is put at 100. Am- ongst this number are to be found all kinds of trades but the majority are unskilled laborers. I have spok- en repeatedly within the past week or so with a number of the latter, who have wintered here under very trying circumstances. They inform- ed me that they have time after time asked the city foreman for work even been in attendance at the hour of commencing work. The same answer was always the result but they asked me why it was that any other nationality but an old countryman was taken on in prefer- ence to them. While they had spent the winter here, cut of work, num- bers of instances were quoted where new comers received an immediate start. If this is the exact state of affairs, thnn tho town foreman ought Crow's Nest Lodge, No. 785, Broth erhood of Railroad Trainmen, held a most successful concert and ball in the Oliver Hall on Wednesday even- ing last. The function opened with a short concert, which was most en- joyable, ilr. Kilficr, 3Ir. and Airs. Prince rendered songs with much ac- jcepiance, while Miss Lizzie Kinni- burgh delighted the audience with a -tcilation. When I say that Mr. J. i. H. Prince was master of ccremon- es, the fact of the ultimate success of the grand ball :will not be won- dered at. Half time, arrived and an adjournment was made to the Hub Cafe where Mr. Charles had a icarty repast in'readiness, to which ample justice was done. The decor- ations were unique, flags, bunting, and pennants bearing inscriptions of decorating the walls and ceiling. A novel eftcct was produced >y a display of brakesmen's and rtcred a flute solo in an excellent man ner, and was warmly encored. Mess- rs. GebfT. Webb and F. Waddington gave recitations and the pianists were 3Iessrs. Wood Nedhum and Sloan. At the close of the program .the chairman extemled on behalf of the local typos., a cordial votu of thanks to all the entertainers who had assisted in v making the time go pleasantly and also place the smoker on record as the best ever held in Lothbridge.. "Auld Lang Syne" and "God Save the King." followed by hearty and enthusiastic cheers... for the printers brought the! smoker to a close. Alberta Realty Co LetHbridfe, Alta., Canada the SM 'ilust bie sold immediately! j See Room I, Whitney Blk. FOR SALE North Ward Lots WEST OF WESTMINSTER ROAD Magincent high and dry within one-quarter of a mile of Westminster At 10 Cent Discount for4 a Ftw Days No greater opportunity: for profitable investment will'be found in this papei today than here offered This high class residence sub-division has absolutely every advantage of desirable location environment that can make. residence property valuable- Values in this district must advance rapidly. Right NOW and right HERE the critical time for you to get one of the most desirable home sites in this city. T. PATTESON Room Oliver-Block Geo. TayI r, florist 650 Birtlctt t) left for Ea iter cut flowers before April 12th promptly filled Place your order LOW as we can- not promise orders to be filled after that date. TO RENT A SEVEN ROOMED HOUSE, fur- nished, rriodern, in besit district ot city. Apply Bok M.; Her- ald.-.Ottce. -t.f. TO LET FURNISHED ROOMS, J. A. Young, corner bompas and. Smith. 936 TO RENT FURNISHED, HOUSE. 8 rooms, centraUy located. Apply J. A. Young, corner Boinpaa and Smith. 93-6 Ventriloquist and Mimic At liberty for Smoking Cooceru, Parties, etc. Ventriloquism WANTED An experienced boot and shoe sales- man. Must be an active steady man, good stock keeper and a hastier. Ap- ply Manager, Hudson's Bay Com- pany. 95-0 LOST BRACELET between: Ma- frath .and Lethbridge. Finder will be rewarded by leaving at Wright's jewelry store, Lethbridge. 98-0 Ij Poor Dad and his council lic-t-i- causing a great deal of cxcitiiuent s of several colors, hang 5atel3f. There is not much doing, nor 'i ceiling, while a hea.l- is there prospects of much. The as- to be for an explanation. Asked as to the cause of the large of the Salvatian Army said he was number out of work, Capt. Monroe ,rain lanterns ing from tho light of an engine in full glare in thp. front centre of the hall also added and was in keeping with the occas- ion. On the headlight were inscrib- ed the figures 735, being the number of the Lethbridge lodge of the order. The committee are to be congratu- lated for the excellent -manner in which everything xvas curried out, and it is safe to say -that there has been no more enjoyable function of its kind held in this city. A mass meeting of all union men will be held in the Labor Temple on Monday evening, to hear Mr. W. C. Simmons, M.P.P.. who has kindly ngreed to deliver an address on the Workmen's Compensation Act recent- ly passed by the Provincial Legisla- ture. It is to be hoped every union man in the city will make it a point to be present, as a profitable even- ing is assured. When the smoker given' by the lo- cal branch of the International Typ- ographical Union was described as the "best ever" it certainly is no dream. That was the'unanimous op- inion of those who had the privilege of attending. President Thos. S. Harold, in his remarks as chairman, stated that the railway brotherhoods came in for a good deal of praise for their conservatism, the Uniled Mine Do You Need Furniture? If to we can sswe you from 10 to 15 per cent orer any other sonrce. Bqiially prices prerai! in our other pmrtmentf. Curtains, Carpet Squares and Sewing and Pianos, Baby Carriages. Its sel- ling for cash that makes these JSt Turpin Furniture Co. THt HOME Ot HC VALUES sessor is getting his work dona so that the ratepayers can look for- ward with eager expectancy to Ui3 receipt of their assessment It is bad that Dad Didn't think of it to have the assessor take u record of the population as he was making his other records. The in- formation would not have ex- actly exact but it would have born close enough to give us an idon of hovr big we are. Tt would not have been a great extra work ami would have been worth something. The city is growing fast and some people believe it now has a popula- tion of at least six thousand. if that is so it is time that the out- side world got over that census idea that our people number only about twenty-seven hundred. We ought to have a nose-counting bee to find out how many there are bf us anyhow. Dad has reason to think that the Ratepayers' Association is some- thing of a joke. The promoters arcj a veil-meaning bunch of mer but they take themselves too seriously. They ought to join'the order of Owls and study Rule 5. They read Dad a lecture on Home training because his son accused them of carrying a load of green apples under their belts. To show that thry weren't kickers but rather helpers of the.city fathers, the association is going to discuss whether to advise and his council to build a new city hall or not. They believe in being pro- gressive and spending lots of money in making the city beautiful and well equipped. Not one of these ratepay- ers will have a kick against their tax hill when they receive it this fall. Speaking of beautifying the city, reminds .mo of the lovely weed gar- dens we had last year under the name of boulevards. Seems to me that Dad should give instructions early; to the chiel gardener that he may get the soil prepared to receive instead of the. beautiful flowers that made the street look hi- deous in bygone years. There is not much use in having a man spend his tune, the soil nicely weeds to grow "and then hire a man to cut the .weeds and another to haul them away.. Those boule- vards would look swell if a bag or two of grass seed were sowed and looked, after. We want a seed time but no harvest. Und says that the brokers are not tumbling over buy the tity's delxjnturcs. The prices offered are just as -good or better than those to other towns but they arc not good enough for this city. Dad sees no sense in paying a high rate of interest on the deben- tures and then selling them at a big discount. There, is no money in a deal of that sort As long a.s s the city can get along without the mon- ey it should not give away the mort- gage on its future. This is in mighty good shape as far as is concerned and should be able to: go a good bunch of money for anything it puts on the market. PRAIRIE FIRE IN NEBRASKA Paxton, Neb., April prairie fire has been raging in the sand hills for two days. James Kane was burned to death. Many houses were destroyed and hundreds of head of live stock lost and thousands of acres of the prairie burned. FOR SALE A porrei'horse, about or single. Apply C.-Begin, close the gas well. JUST ARRIVED FOR SALE ;Ori and after March at Fur- man's livery stable, 20 head of .well work weighing from Ibs. up. 86-0 SALESLADY WANTED A smart' experienced saleslady for dry goods department. Must be> ca- pable and must Nave had good ex- perience. -Apply, Manager, The Hud- son's Ray Co. Stores. 90-6 BUSINESS FOR SALE FOR Feed and Boarding Stable. Dray line in con- nection :in :live .town of- six hundred on Prince Albert branch, Canadian Northern. Would consider, live stock for part. Box W., Herald Office. HANDFORD FOR SALE A heavy general work and well broken. Harness also. Apply F. A .Maxwell, old Vir- tue farifi 01 city. 97-6-P Position as housekeeper on farm by woman with two children. Apply Mrs; Windsor Hotel: Wood Fibre AND WM. OLIVER'S PLANING MILL Office, Yards and Factory: Cr Wll rt HIM mETS Telephone 153 SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTH- WEST HOMESTEAD REGU- i i i L. M. JOHNSTONS and Solicits? Gmce adjoining Union Bank. SS-lyr OPERA HOUSE ONE SOLTD WEEK, with II SATURDAY MAT- y RII PI I INEE, commencing ML Return of the Favorites Arington Comedians IU tkor (ml rOUUHDt SETEB LAWS' MOCIU In a Seriefl ot Entirely New Plays 22 PEOPLE 22 TV Omr CUta, WE, DOT, mi BE! biccrt b? OrdcKn emy tf S t'cM Cvtab rim M 8.31. fnco, 5Oc, 79c ad Any even numbered section of Do- minion. lands in, Manitoba, Saskatch- ewan and Alberta, excepting 8 .and 26, hot reserved, "may be .homesfcead- ed by any person who is the sole head of a family, or any male over 18 years of age, to the extent of one-quarter section bf 160 acrea more or less. Application for entry must be made fn person by the applicant at a Do- minion Lands Agency or. for the district in which the, situate. Entry by proxy may, how- ever be made at an Agency on certain conditions by the -father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister of an in- tending homesteader. The homesteader is required to per- form the homestead duties under .one of the following plans: (1) At least six months' residence upon and cultivation of the land in each year for three years. (2) A homesteader may, if ha desires, perform the required resi- dence duties by living on farming land owned solely by him, not 'less than eighty (80) acres in extent, in the vicinity.of his homestead. Joint ownership of land will not meet v this requirement. (3) If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of a homesteader has permanent residence on farming land owned tolely by him, not less than eighty (80) acres in extent, in the vicinity of the homestead, or up-, on a homestead entered for by hub in the Tlcimty, such homesteader may perform his own residence duties by living with the father (or (4) The tera "Tianity" ta the two succeeding paragraphs is defined as meaning not mare than line arises SB a direct line, exclusive ol the width of road allowances crossed in the measurement. (5) A homesteader intending to perform his residence daties in ac- cordance with the a bore while living ed by himself notify the Agent for the district of sach intention. Six months' notice in writing mast be giren to the OssAnissksktr ol IV Lands at Ottfcwa, oi to for W. W. CO1T. o< .the.Minister, of. the SEED OATS FOB SALE, 400 bushels 'choice Mine" oats, perfectly free from weed seeds. Government Ger- mination test 99 per cent.. Grown rom first class prize seed on new land. Price 60c in store city. For sample or further information, apply to J.' F. Hamilton, Room 4; Whitney Block, Lethbndise. SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REG- ULATIONS Goal mining rights of trie Dominion in Manitoba. Saskatchewan. Alberta, the .Yukon Territory, the North-West Territories and British-Coluorou, may be leased for a term of' twenty-one years at an annual rental of an acre. Not more than acres will be leased to one applicant. Application for a lease must, be made to the Agent or Sub-Agent; of the.district in which tbe rights ap- pIMI for are tilusted. ID surveyed territory, the land must be described by or le- gal subdivisions of atid-in unsurreyed territory the tract appli- ed for shall be staked out. Each application must be accom- panied by a fee of which will be refunded if the rights applied for.are not available but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid'on the mer- chantable output of the mine -at the rate of five cents per ton. Every of coal imoing rights which are not being operated shall furnish the'district Agent of Domin- ion Lands with a sworn statement to that effect at least once in year. The, lease will include the mining rights only, but the leaee siay be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be con- sidered necessary for the worlting of the mine at the rate of acre. For Ml iaformation apflkaiion be made to the SacrelBfy of the Department of the Ot- or any Agevt "or flub-Afort of Dominion Lands. W.-W. CORT, DepiHy Minister of the Interior. .of adverssscsaevt wfil not be: paid this adftftistmtrt will not W M'J Mad 'I been done it or Torooto. by a nona on Lake ;