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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 lU' TRANSCONTINENTAL STRIKE ON THE C R R. Men of the Mechanical Departments From Coast, to Coast Will Quit Work -Main Cause of Trouble Due to Action of the Company in Promulgating Award of Majority of Arbitration Board Without Consulting the Union Silent-Out at Lethbridge of Trade officials at. nooa sidered acy plan ol' offering services to'..settle the strike. (From Friday's Daily.) hud con- speeches were in English, German their nil of along in-line inducing- the men to stick to'their guns. At ing nt'various 'headquarters, at j Trades careful guards were There little change in the to see that none of the details local C.P.It, "machinists' strike situ- J wf the proceedings, escaped, aiiou. Yesterday four Japs were brought in and put to work in. the shops at cleaning up the engines and changing the water. This morning oight or ten more Japs arrived but are working in the yard. These Japs are doing laborers' work only. Tho (Herald man saw three- Japs and a white working at one engine and (another Jap working with the two Chinamen who have been working in j for months at anoth- ter. Foreman Pennefather has Been get out the locomotives re- .IFrom Tuesday's Daily.) Aug. Winiupeg, Aug." general strike the mechanical department oi the Canadian Pacific Railway will be in. Augurated o'clock ,sued jjouiid'-houses from St. John to Von., of the strikers was held this couver to quit at the sound oi a _AA jnoon when about were present I i and audresses were made by Chair- _ I man Bell Hardy and others. in which Go Out at Montreal I the claims of the men were urged. Montreal, Aug. 4.-A meeting of ihe j caUed upon thc strik. C. P R. mechanical and car workers fers to stajad i i rtf -f' i ouired so far as it threatens to do, the strikers j as SOOIV as repairs are necdod have injured the whole country ]as there are no fitters around the of the meu company is bet- respect having more by the special facts related. The j officials: They rushed -in all the company has given way time and, japs on a lflrge extra gang and have j the time again to labor organizations; J. H. McVetty this morning stat- ed that there had been no instruc- tions on the part of tht? men toward approaching the, company with a pro posal of settlement. had there been any suggestion from the company that such a suggestion would be- entertained, lie said that the union had received no word of tbf coming of any strike breakers, asd he uicl not. know whether the company was proposing to fill the places of the local men who have gone out. until at length, it can give way no j thing. possible- jn the shops 'at every- There is nothing doing in the local strike situation. The roundhouse is still supplying the locomotives re- quired. No more Japs have arrived and the oflicials are doing multitud- i 5 duties. There is a report that j Japs have received instructions j their chief Mikado iu "Vancouver One Cent firings It WOULD-YOU-UKE--TO-READ-THE-STORY OF-THE how correct principle! lay it should be constructed why no other plan of struction will do FURNACE? Just write on a card, Booklet A." and mall nearest branch. The rest we'll iladly at- tend to. wherein lies its ability to be easy on fuel, quick in action, simple in operation? The story it briefly told in a little booklet called'" Furnace Facts." h's not an adver- tisement. .No furnace name is mentioned, and you can read the whole story in 5 minutes. I o the party contemplating purchasing a furnace it points out the snags and pitfalls, and shows exactly what to demand of an tea, contractor or dealer; in furnace construction and installation. LONDON TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG McCIaryi5 The McKeOwn-Hick Hardware Co., Lethbridge, VANCOUVER "ST. JOHN, N.B. HAMILTON 2 CALGARY i not to do 'any work-in the shops but unions at the Angus shops was held iere tonight, when it- vwas that Montreal men should .decided join the as the vital principles of the union were at and they wanted not only to hold what they had but to secure the nine further, unless it resigns the direc- j .F, R Pennefather> the foreman of i the order, a such is the case, does tiou of its property practically into j the local C. P, R. roundhouse and soem to have reached this the labor unions', hands. The points fshops denies the made that! Point. ou-whi3h the labor unions are at is-, passonger trains are leaving the A deputation of representatives of sue with the award, are almost all, mjnais without being properly in- jthe Federated Trades of the railway llrlllr W All I T> O I 1 I tlin llnl A K XT I I II Nh WAi Itt lllllllj obstructive sort, says that as shops came to the Herald office this .strike to go out at 10 o'clock tomor- TOW morning. The, strike will afiectirumier for the hour day, which would be the fore- j not in tbe interest 'of making things i carefully inspected as they were when I Corning and made an emphatic pro- .about men at, tlie Angus shops, Imt in .the-same department last year, men were employed and only 150 inen were laid..oS. day. There jhas not been the slightest kind of a. disturbance as yet. The strike has not altogether tied up the mechani- C. P. R. Silent Montreal Aug. Shaughnessy has nothing to garding the Winnipeg report that the company's mechanics are ordered oil strike tomorrow. Bell Hardy, rep- resenting the men said there was nothing to say the other. It -was quite likely, he added, Ihat there would be something defin- ite to give out tonight or tomorrow. rthe meeting, President Bell Hardy of the strikers committee, said that the immediate cause of the clash was the action of the company in pro- mulgating the award of the major- ity of the .arbitration board without -consulting -the union representatives all, which, they construed' as a breach, of the, spirit of the award. The company, he said, had been that if they did this .there would be trouble, but- they went cal department of the company's shops in this city as several hundred men have refused to go out. The j strikers are trying to bring them m Thomas j line. sav re- go at their best, but to reduce th.ejThe carmen wese working on them, j test against the statements published j yesterday regarding the strike under i the heading "An Engineer's Opinion" The strikers do not seem to have) They refute the statement that the th effectiveness and the supply of labor. Their crowning grievance is that the company did not open up nego- I An Engineers Opinion far as their infor- well equipped to ahead with the strike tomorrow. result of a general So far as the .com- pany is concerned they are., preserv- ing absolute silence up to the pres- ent. Vice President. McNicoll is out of the city on an inspection tour, but back Coinbrfow. wncii lie -will take charge of affairs. The com, pany, however, has all along. taken iihe ground that the is ripe for a readiustment of the relations. bs_ tweeQ: the'unions and the C. P. E. owing to the depression of traffic, .and has indicated from the very first that if the men.. looked for trouble they would be liable to find it. Their prompt action in enforcing the ma- jority .findings of the arbitration "board in face of the threats of the nnion men indicates that they in- tend to bring the whole matter to a head and fight the men to the end. if necessary. The Herald reporter was at the P IL shops at 10 o'clock this Aug. mea on "Change" dp not regard the C.P_K. mechanics' strike seriously so far as grain is concerned. They claim that the company, so mation goes, is handle the crop movement and that should they require more care it be an easy matter to obtain them from other railway companies. James Som who represented the men on the arbitration board in Winnipeg, and who is second vice president of the International .Machinists' union, seen this morning and asked whether there was any possible way of the strikers' places being filled by mech- anics from the States, replied, "The Company mav 'do that-, but I don't think it will be so easy. Experience of' railways in the United States, with strike breakers has not been such as recommends such a course to Mr. Hardy, who .was seen. sppTce to the same effect. Mr. Hardy added that there were no new developments today. Kobody. seems to know ex- actly the number of men out.. Some estimate it at others at Mr. Bell Hardy places the num- Eleven in Sixty-Six Miles Give Proof of Grain Growing Resources tiations "with them over these points j the sympathy of the other labor I engineers are not. in- sympathy with alter the award was given, or, in j ganizations any more than they kave the' strikers as they toiow they are. other words, ignore the award alto- of the public. An engineer in con- They also denied the statement that i gether and to put themselves just versat ion with the Herald stated jthe public are not in sympathy with! where they were "before the arbitra- that the machinists chose the wwng the strike. They claim that in the tion. It is only right to repeat that .time for their etrike if they were to j east they have the sympathy of A new elevator- is -being erected on FERNIE SUFFERERS Edmonton, Aug. and Strathcona will act independently forwarding supplies to Fernie other districts of the Crow's Nest Pass country. In Edmonton the city council is superintending the the shipment of hay and oats and Straihcpna the pur- chase and shipment of .similar com_ modities is in the hands of Mayor Dunngan. All the supplies are ,be_: ing transported ---free' of cost by the- C. P. E. company. strikes are to all appearances strong j have any consideration for the train- general things when the value of labor is go- ing up but are usually very unfor- public. tunate when the value of labor is j men earn very little. From now un- failing down and when the output j til the close of navigation, is their men or the public. During the sum- j mer they run short hours and Montreal, Aug. is little the A. R. I. Ry., eleven miles out town. When it is remembered, that four years ago there was not an ele- exceeds the demand for it." The Situation Locally There is no local news regarding the strike of the C.P.H. machinists. All the men, about twenty-five, are out, and foreman Pennefather of the shops and roundhouse, has only two men to help him with the work toll be performed there. Xone of the company officials or time. to make money and to have the clay. The most important feature system tied up at this time j iousvblow fco the freight men. machinists have not made clear that they have any grievance and if they had, in consideration of the others. or no.change in the strike of the C vator between here and Cardston and P. E. mechanics to be reported. to- there are ten-butside of Leth- of the development of the country to the southwest will the statement "'that. already a The number, of men, especially the men who have repented their action have gone back to work. The i shops were beseiged today by TRAGEDY AT SUITE, MONT. Butte, Mont., Aug. F: Ryan, brother of John A. Ryan, su_ perintendent of the North Butte ex- tension company today shot and kiLL. ed his, Daniel F: Mooney. Ryan sxfrrendered himself to Mrs. Rooney. Ryanjs sister died' last week and Mooney had just re_.. be apparent. There are two elevat- from Dover, 3S7.. J. .where" dase ors at Cardston and a course of erection in connection with the Cardston Milling Co., Limited, who have closed their contract for interment, took place. The shooting-; to have been the the union men know what is being telp the machinists in any way done as the whole trouble is present they should work tinder protest un- search of work but in most _ til the: rush of'traffic The they were unskilled workmen and for douWirJff of the capacity-of their engineers are not affiliated in any' with any other labor organiza- tion and it is certain they will not at Montreal for discussion between the heads of the company and the leaders of the union. The men are out in every shop of the whole C.P.K. system from coast to coast and there is no prophesying how long they will be out. one knows the intent .of the Company. They may try to man the shops with would occasion, new help. of course, This trouble with the trainmen who might object to take engines from a scab round- house. Mea and officials except those ber at 8T000, but Somervilie says it I at Winnipeg and Montreal are in the Mr. Mackenzie King, dep- uty minister of labor, was in com- munication with .representatives of dark arid nothing can be given out. Winnipeg, Aug. climax of the dispute between the C.P.R. me- the men today. It is understood he chanics and the company culminated is endeavoring to negotiate a settle- ment. today at 10 o'cloCk in a walk-out of men, covering practically ev- ery point on the system, except Hal- ifax, St. John and Saskatoon and kelson, B.C. Aug 5-At 10 o'clock at this three points it is claimed at this mormng all the mechanical em- the headquarters of the 100 men in Win- -ore nighte -UJVl Ulllg. ft U.C.U. O.JU. mechanical trades walked out. --_____TV. OUIt. in V. v i-.i_li. orders, it is said, issued at union movement is of and Montreal. course in Pickets on Duty Winnipeg, Man., Aug. num- ber of non-union men are at work in the C. P. R. round house and shops ;at Winnipeg Sleeping and dining cars are drawn up within a few yards of the round house to provide accommo- dations shop foremen or "gang bosses" walk- ed out at Winnipeg yesterday after, noon rather than work with the non- union men. I: is said that three hundred Japanese mechanics have been distributed among the division- al points on the Western lines. The strikers at Winnipeg and other plac- es have established a system of pick- eting and keep these there openings. Both sides to the struggle seem to hold to the fight. It is said that the C. P. B. has received numerous offers from mechanics from employment ag- encies and that they expect to be able to keep business going with lit- tle or no interruption at headquar- i ters. The .opinion of the officials is practically .that is as good as over. Regarding mill and the moving of the some from the river to the station. There is one elevator, at Raley, two at CONSTABLE COMMITTED Tilbury... Ont., Aug. Kimball, ol Chatham, yesterday was, committed for trial on a' charge of Spring Coulee, one at Bradshaw. two in shooting A. J. Hen- the new one going up .between Stir- rest four aEO- ling and Lethbridge. The new ele- vator will make eleven. It is only i Tne' footprints of Dyspepsia, nave? sixty-six' miles from here to Card-': traced to ..the Stomach ston and this will average an eleva- nerves- When these "inside tor to every six'miles. It is quite fai1' and stomach dis_ I likely that before another season tress must surely result. For this, that that their places have been trains arriving. close The watch on all company had given "Vice "who remained in the shops are the lighters and the foreman. The men. would say nothing either one way or the other as to the cause of the strike or the demands of the men. They held a meeting to dis- cuss the situation, to which the Her- ald was not invited. "Our instruc- tion are to give nothing said the leader. "We' are out." 'That is the whole story. A representative trainman told the Herald that the strike of the me- chanics would not interfere seriously traffic for a few' days but- that in two weeks or less it would com- pletely tie up the locomotives which are constantly needing repairs and cleaning. He would not say any- thing as to the possibility oi the trainmen taking any action in sym- pathy with the strikers. Foreman Pennefather and Agent Graham had little to say at this stage as to the effect of 'the strike on the general traffic, or on the strike in general. Mr. Pennefather was noifeied in the morning by the men that if a settle- ment were not made, ten o'clock was the hour at which the men were called out. He they are a fine crowd of men at this division. headquarters in the east. special constables in the yards and buildings. No violence or disorder has been reported from any point, additional statement was out yesterday by either side. President Wm. Whyte, at Vancouver, said it was not the. company's place to talk, that the company did not precipitate the strike and would say nothing about it. The unanimity with -which the me- The winnipeg Trades ani Labor been elevators will be erected along druggists everywhere are i trie line.. If wishes tn ro_' a-prescription known as Shoof's tnat tne trains have markable.develbpment thgy- j Restorative. running on schedule !take a triP out along this rail-way stennPd f i there is no season better than stepped into the places vacated First, these tiny inside- Other employees by the strikers. At the Angus shops it is stated that the work has cot been seriously affected, especially in the car depart- ment where several of the depart- ments are.running as though nothing had happened and in every depart- ment there are enough men to keep the plant running. .Stomach, Heart and Kidney the f fail- Tlien ?as oelching, Heart .pai_ j present as the harvesters are all at j'Potion, or failing Kidneys follow, work and furthermore the sugar fac- j drug thc Stomach, or stimulateir tory is in operation reiining the raw jthe Keart or -Kidneys. That is wrong, product which has just been brought j thlse Ailing nerves in from Germany. DrJ Shoop's Restorative. It is the- nerves, not the organs that are call- i ing for help. Within 45 hours after to starting the Restorative treatment, The farmers of Warner expect start, their threshing operations the' you will realize the gain. A test will fa-ginning of the week. tell. Sold by J. J. Johnston. CMI_ Vancouver B cT 5 -Mr Wil ichajlics throughout the system re- Council met last night, but took no J liam Whyxe, of the C.P.R. today ar- rived from the north'. He was uncom- Onded to instructions of the strike managers has elated the local contingent. One of the most municative regarding his trip, be- i yond saying that he had been look- iSIffnmcant features of the great move ing around. He expressed the 1S, Orderly manner in which ion regarding the strike, that it was r! "6rS to have up to the conciliation committee to i their shops- Therc was boisterousness and at even- point its award ;was carried out. in AcupofBOVRlLisafins tome in any season, but it is valuable in many other ways. A little added to Hashes and Stews greatly improves their food value. Try u when warming Canned Meats. ather later at central points for -a mass meeting. In the men assembled at the Trades Hall at 2 o'clock and are now in session discussing the import- ant Vancouver, B. 5 Irour IthG- WOrkmen dispersed rapidly hundred machinists quit work in this i city's C.P.R. shops this morning at! 10 o'clock, joining in the strike of all the machinists between this city i and the east. i A Newspaper's Opinion j Montreal. CJue., Aug. Mon-' treal Witness speaking of strike this evening editorially says: "If the looker-on sees most of the and is a competent judge, .the strike of the Canadian Pacific to tne the ranks of strikers. The mass meeting is held secret and all press represents to crop up. tnes have been excluded I maintain absolute silence with regard General Manager Bury, Of the West j :o the strike- and decline in regard to .the strike. Var- ious rumors are in circulation as to other organizations joining the strik- ers but they are apparently without authoritative foundation. Non.Union Men Engaged Montreal, Aug. was noth- ing new in the strike situation this evening. Tht only feature of in- terest today was the engaging at Angus shops of a large number ofj non-union men to take the places 1 of the strikers. The union has its pickets out but they are going about are protected by a large force of special constables. There is no indication of trouble being likely I The C. P. R. officials THIS COUPON IS WORTH 9Oc Blue Ribbon Assortment. worth for ern lines who is in control the strike of the Canadian m conLro1 oi the sit- j any statements whate mechanical hands -would seem pecul- j "atlon m the absence of Mr. Whyte, d'erstood however th iarly unjustifiable. The demands of out nci statement i ness is beinjr felt as trcV.ettv- sent distress and for wide future pros ot'KT managers for the mechanics, perity and expansion. Very I To let you try these liigK-grade goods, we have arranged with the manufacturers to make this remarkable trial offer. Cutout Coupon above, pin a Dollar Bill to stand mail to BLUE RIBBON LIMITED, WINNIPEG (net to and they will deliver to you, through us, the complete assortment of full size images as below, so that you may try these high-grade goods for yourself Rp ma 1 lb. Blue Ribbon Coffee. 1 lb. Blue Ribbon Tea. chairm i ..f jthis morning. There were a few mor. Carmen's AssociatJ ofj Corking around the shops and in the round house thorc were enough men hand to get the locomotives out on the departing trains. In the coach yards thc cleaners were hard at work and with the exception of 1 tin Blue Ribbon Baking Pawder. 3 pkgs. Blue Ribbon Jelly Powder. 1 Bottie Bine Ribbon Extracts. i Bottle B R. Concentrated Essence. arrived last and took .p j ant! Do Belay. Send Coupon now while our Stock is fresh. Offer expires 31st.. Only one assortment to a customer much! Humors of movements of strik-- ofj breakers from St. Paul. Chicago, the the states tow-i-ds j disturbed1 th depends not only upon the yield the crop, but on getting a good other points in deal of it to market and-a cash re-, Winnipeg, have turn for it oefore the close of navi- j but in no case hove reports I progress. gution Strikes are usually calcu- been confirmed. Local railway A11 of the latod to go into operation just when employment agency men deny they will do most harm.. If the f edge of any such report. Veithor strike mtcrfcres with this movement. the civic authorities nor the Boo.-Vof speakers groups of pickets scattered ar- ound the company's premises, there nothing to that a strike men reported at hc-n -1 this morning and a mass r j meeting was held in which a number i Addressed them. Their' COMPANY LTD. Wholesale and Retail General Merchants, Lethbridge Phone 33 ;