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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 15, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta THE T.ETHBRIi^'GE DAILY HEBALP TiWsday, Apiil 15,1913 4X 11 LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD BSTABLISHBD OBCBMHR IMT i^bUshed by the Lethbrldga Herald Publlahino Co.. Ltd., avanf IWMM r:�Vintttg at Itt offlca. Sixth street, Lathbrldo*. Alberta, Canada, '.>^:-- W. A. BUCHANAN Manaaing Director T, W. etUAYLB Managing Editor JOHN rCSRRANQi: ' Bu�ln�M'Manager IVHONB: - editorial, ' fleporterlal And New* Department 1224 PHONBt Advertleing Circulation And Job Departmanta 1252 1 yaar, aeisvarea ...... C montlia, dellTeraa..... j-- J 8i months. deUvared, $1.00 J^l niontb, delivered ...... 3�c. DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES daisvared ...... J|00 1 year, by maU ...v��.v 6 months, by mail .....> 1 month, by mall...... S.00 1.50 aso. Addresses chanted as often aa desired, but both new and old addresses must be slTen. THK DAILY HBPALD FOR SALE AT i-i Lathbrldoe-Red Cross Dnir A Book Store: J. G. Bobertson tt Co:; Jackson Sb Co.; Alexandra, Hotel; People's Dnv store; Kenny dt AlUn. * Maelaod-Toun* * C�.: R. W. Ramuton. . Tabar^Westlake Bros. y Oardston-Alberta Hrvg A Book Company. ., iPornle, B. C.-Percy Bcai. lyiedlolne Hat-U M. Northam. Cranbrook, 8. C-Seattle and Atohlnsoa. Clareshulm-O. I* Relneoke Diamond City-Diamond City DrVir 00. Va||!|^*r, B. C-World Wide I CoinpaBy. .MlnaeaBoHs-Broira m-4th Street. Jk Brown. pekane-The Jsmieaon Nsirs Co,, 705 Hlversldo Avenue. Afso pn all C.P.R. train* THE WEEKLY HBRALD Publlshed^every -Wednesday tneljrht SfHSpSfi Pff'i: "Pj;  BBin*ary of the news of the woelc, local and" distrlot .........IL. 3 mpntbs In advance ..... Me t months In advanoe ......;.Tto. 1 year la advaace A RECORD IN LABOR LEGISLATION I' same J lines! "affording prolecliou to mechanics agaii^st tiie loss; of wages. ' -V , � - 1' iAiddeii.to all these there is'the ac'tmaMng-provissfon for-thi? organization of eo-operative sociefies, ^..TJbel^lict-^mer&ly" provides portions. ,|Thelab6ring^and farmiiig.intereSfe ha:.^ .-p,___ such an adh. Thejf arenow free to savail theihselves oiF'^'Mvftijt-' tage^ \ ;r ' * I'dy' '---'''^liih^^^ ,^;E;:t#'^ ests those who thosfeSvlip . , "The \yelfare ;of'a" doiintry depends 'onJ'iheG9Ht(3ni'&^ those -vyho. Uve in it, andof .these tlie.majb^ty^consist^of;^^^ whohave f6',eaTni their.^li-ving-by.thQvswea^ AT THIS TIME it would be well to review the legislative acts '/^passed for the benefit of labor by a provident government. IWith regard to these it may be retaarkedjhat, in the protection .afforded, the workingmen in Alberta are in "possession of safe-fsvguards which are not given them- to,the same extent in any pro-ijjl'ince of the Dominion. ��^f--',;-: � :�: .r"-r ' - Let us take the Mines Ac,t: ' This act throws ev^ry conceivable safeguard around the lives of the men employed in the mines, makes pro-vision for their conafort while working� embodies the ; -eight-hoiir-bank to bank law, and includes many dras-'. tic provisions for the enforcement of regulations in the ^-^ interest of the men who work-in'tt^ V In this act was incorporated a-provision for which the miners have, contended fors-years, the .bi�monthly pay dayj This provision requires that  the operators of mines must pay at=the end of every two weeks,.in-^ / stead of once monthly as in the,past;' ' ' Then there is the measure for"tbe welfare of those engaged the Building Trade: T I ' i,s#';r 1 The act provides^ that -in the ereciion, alteration .or demoli-I'lion of any building,, no scaffolding may be used about which \ti)(ereis any question as to its safetyi./.The floors of any scaffold-liag suspended .from^.overhead must fbe at least two and a half �;^f^et wide and standing scaffoldingcmuqt be four feet wide, with si^ard-r8.tls; to J prevent workmen^frofaai falling- off. Lumber or jtipber may not be hoisted by a jingle sling; "Where hoists are tilled the shafts must be protectefi by;raiIiog^rasm;;guard against 4^orkmen stepping into them. As the ej^|rq^jof-a'b pro- ''T'esses the floors must be laid, or wh^e 'tliff--frame is of steel, i|f^(3tntrapfQj�?mu8fcfflobrTeacl^^^ -VavationSjithe contractor is requke walls f.^jthe; pro.tection, of the laborerai Dpta^^.|tr^viBion is made ir'the proiection of tha public where\buil'(^i^sr'�a'&-^'^ erescted ^-' ijr The'a^^^^^ the by- , i'taws^of every municipality in the province and a duty is imposed ai|ion .the municipality to appoint an inspecior, whose duty it "^^all be to see^that the. provisioBs of the act sare'^carried out.- -] f As a measure of relief ther^ is the "V^prkmen's Compensffil^; fpniAct. ;.TMs;feinbq'dIes'ta^^'^^^ a workman is j^ttled to receive from huf eniproyer in' case of injury, whethife ' ""oughv;hisx)wn negligence or otlierwise, fifteen per cent, of his ^^^ulariwagei^while.'incapadtatef^vpvo^ that such compensa-^pn'may net exceed $10 a week.-'In' flie caserpf-death contpensatibn' is ai'ranged in the foUow-ma^er,;depending on whether tlxwe be no dependants upon Jftie �pCTSqja'l^ed.'ps^ depend&nt: '^m^SsIx^^&B'w^t-^mstanoei- no coinpensatiou-is paid;ieyond burial ^^enses not to exceed $200. In-the Second instance, the com- r^"Tisation;>is fixed by agreement or arbitration. In the' third, uerejithe deceased workman >leave5�per8ons wholly dependent uescompensafion is an amoimt equal to his earnings for a period f,!three years or $1,000, whichever As the greater of the two s; but'in no case ihay the compensation amount to nibre $1,800. Provision is made for the recovery by. the work-^ or his dependants against the estate of, the employer in the sent of the death of the employer.  ^Further, an amendment provides that in caise of injury the* Jght of the scaffolding hitherto laid'sat 30f feet should not count. |l't-irrespective of height any injury ^sustained must be compen-^1^4;^^' Also, that workmen employeJj by the Crowri wlU now ||wlh^;under the operation of the Act-: 'This is important in that '�^rkBciienjsO'eb^^ previously not entitled to corapen- ^pn tf, kjlled or injured. rJl^^ut yhile Ol?ga^i5lied labor is considered, unorganized labor l^^pijprpyidedifor in the case of men acting on threshing out-^iWV-'f^ afet; the pfersou who works with a threshing butfit fullest protection. His wages have priority over'all; as j^^Vpir attachments of.the earnings of his employer and .^ertbr whom the threshix^g is done may pay the men tlAriol^ierj'me^u tl^e isj^tute books accords protection r^W^^i^l^&^^^^^^^^^J^^^^^^^^''^ ^ matter of :'tact, gWM|a^^^^gto 'have no organizai }ffs*4bjEp|s|3he'ir rip#^i That is ,a^ia-'dis,^Ct court act, >yhich ^^^^li^l^fejoUepti^^^^ of a laborer >vith ------ as the many statements he makes on the platform. In large type on the front page of his local organ' he makes an endeavqr to assert the truth of IiiS charge that the Edmonton and Dunve-gan Railway taps the timber limits bwned by T. A. Burrows, "brother-in-law of'Siftbn." - Mr^JBurrows is really the brother-in-law of Clifford Sif ton. But the use of the words quoted is merely oiie of Mr. Mlchener's little tricks for misrepresenting facts. It is a puny attempt to cause those not in the know to imagine'that the relationship be-' tween Mr. Burrows .and the Premier is nearelr than it really is., It is worthy of ihe man, who makes it. . ' ' , ' ' Mr. Michener gives the area in figures of the "timber berths owned by T.. A. Burrows, and located on the Athabasca River and tributaries, which ai-e tapped by the Ethnonton and Dunve-gan Railway, crossing the Athabasca River." They are as follows: 37, 45, 22, 82, 37 and 49 square miles. "Which, wh^n itor tailed, any schoolboy will find comes, to 272. Then proceeds Mr. Michener to say "the balance, 505 square miles, lies further south." From these statements he arrives at the deduction that 'This clearly shows that over one-half of the timber limits own-; ed by Mr. Burro'n;s find their outlet on the Athabasca, and Avill be conveniently served by the Edmonton and Dunvegan Railway." , ^' , � � -��__I_ .:v^^ V^'.Vl: Rdal Estate.and l]pvei||:m^nts c^ilKs of Moriiin_ P^iSitfilMil'iSherlock Bldgw P.O.Box 1979 Phone 1291 :-f^ RIIVC FOUR REAL �r^^\^\J'U pKJ ID-GqOD CORNEJRS r; TWOfplf VMIETEEiTH STR]2ET NOETH (on Oar Line).. : 'B'4^v.4B3^^3^;ois d^^^^^^ 46, for $^,000 , Blk. 169; Lots 25 to 28 for $3,000 TWO OOENERS HALF A BLOCK EitOM CAE LUSTIt. '' ' Blk. 163; Lots l.to 4 for. $1,250^ Blk. 16^rLots 20 to 23, for $1,250 TERMS-ONE-THIRO CASH, BALANCE EASY Wilson & Skeith Opposite Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 General Agents for Southern Alberta bridge, who is stumping the constituency from 6fad to end, and iTv Edwin Smith, Socialist." � :> ' ' . :\ ' - This is supposed to be a dispatchsent out fronj Edmonton to the good Tory papers in the-province. "When talking of Archie McLean's defeat, the editor should have used his own �heading, "This-Is Sarcasm," i . . ; .What Others Think .OUR POINT OF '..'VDfcW Jones will win. Bennettjvas a big noise, is playingi^out. -nw i .� / . There is not a safe Tory seat south of Calgary. SQrue,*if the Rogers gang operating Jn and jarpuiid Letlibridge.|^^�Ifitapproached, hold them and caUf.f6r.thei!^;ii)Dlii;�.: Fake telegrams are part of the Opposition stocks in tradfei Bennett rea4tone;iat�erraillion and Michener follows'suifsat^Red Deer. ' . ' "   ' It was not-surprising that tlie first evidence of ;briberyw^ found in lilirte '^idw.- The Tbry candidate belongs 4o?'tiieBenJ nett machine^m^Salgaryi * I ; It was .verj'. brave of Leader Michener to leave qffithpread^' ing of:a fake-telegpam about the Burrows timber hniits "Ohti^"tlW last week of the campaign. But it was very characteristic/offi Edward Michener. ' ' J'.:-]\ At the"commencement of the campaign the riding .o^r^GJare^-' hohn was conceded'to "Dr. McMillan. Now Ihere'are m^ii; who; will bet that the Tory candidate will not save his dei)0sit>j6y more^ than JEf ty votes. Tlie times do change. The Citj* Engineer has sounded a timely warning inj^^.mat-: ter of the filtration'plant. No time should be lost in getttng'jCOnT: struction of the plant under way. Lethbridge people d Deer News' preaictlona, in; 1911 for Alberta.may be taken 'as ^an' illustraition. Alberta - was all .right,' l-Bpnnett was aljsolutely- sureT-that was-a safe guess. Herron and Ma-grath could-not be. beaten. ,;Billy� -firiesbaoh stood a grand-Chance of election against -Fraiik Oliver in Bd-l^monton; and many Iilberals conceded the seat to hlmj Jlorflaon. In Vlotorla, .would win, was the general- verdict i>there, while In' Red. Deer MoGiUivray .yas- putting up the fight of -his life, ..and stood - a-� good 'chance of. winning i'out; - That was tlie-News' iforeoast a few-days ;before. the'election/ 'J-We know the^result .in Alberta. Only Berinett-'.flurvived the shook,. and-Bed. Deer gave; Dr; Clark Bome 2500 .majority.'. � rtA farmer; in paying "his subscription ;t6 the'Advocate on Wednesday, said that�elght meii -wht) voted for Michener at .their poU last election would svote" for Welllver-'this time,- and. he Vas one of them. The Advocate Httongly 'relieves that^ Mr. Welliver will have 150 majority In the country. ;He is making a splendid campaign '/i'nd'.is proving a pojAilar^ candidate. 'The .'fanmers appreciate the" govern-meivt's legislation for farmers. And t.-the Advocate believes the working- Just For a Joke One on-the Iceman  The yburig fathcT was rejoicing visibly over the advent ot his first son. Early in- th'e. morning he -was proudly injevidence at the front gate when tfie-'ioenian appeared. �JS^V Spnue�Klrig-.',!Llke It. J] ;;SimIth ai}di'Jone8^.': were .apeakini;: aibbut the;- 4pe points.' of their 'resp.eb|-'! iv^fjeons... ./^Tliat -'boy of mine," ree^; rnaSJted S^itlJt�exl;ca�agantly,^},;is-,jth,e, geiniine .articlej?...JHe's all wOq]| y.ojii, oa|j,�-bet." -'iShonldn/'fc, iwonflef." '� "commented'; Jaiiel.' "I AnOtlcfe'^e . shrinks from! �waShlhg.":,;';.-' �. � ' : -� Proof, ,^'pftlqer,','.^ajd,the.police court'Judge '".jyji^t'.'madevjfou..think the prisoner 'wasftdmink?"'. " . '!, . -, ;3.'5Vell, jyourhonor, as. he/was.igolng alopg CSWBC?V?';Mi{�)E OF: p>V\HA. NEQ.S 7'JAMES Cr-DA-HLMAN / The "cowboy" mw of the tornado j'strlcken cj-cy; of Omaha, Mebraska. ly. gitarted .foiiward .agftliv but. onoe ' more rap itttp ^t'he. post";''" Four -times hb trled'.to get'by Uhe posti, butioa-ch time his- uncertain 'stepa took ., him plump into thesiron post,. After the fourth and failure'to pass ithe post, he backed; oft, feU- to the pavement^, and, qlutchlng Ills head in his hands,'.mur-muredi';�s pn^..lost to all hope: 'Lost! Most! in an'^mpenetrable forest.'." MITFORD & GO. R^al Estate OWNERS OF DOMINION SQUARE -\ -"HENRY M, FLAGLER �Standard Oil magnate,,who Is said .to..bif seriously III- - � - ' '' We Have For Sal e ^'SeejiOa-ts, Alfalfa Hay, Wheat,Hay ' ' -^IJi'ood Sows, Draft Horses, Mares Young Horses of all kijids ' ' "A See'^E; J:*iRog:ers on the farm, east i/^ of feeo-vgitioji^"'5-9-19, Earal Phone IS"c, 718 or nie ,at- my office. ... FARM LANDS -LETHPftlDQE;  O. T. Lathrop Aft FARM LOANS : STAFFORD BLo'c'k" ' '' AlieVRf A: * ;