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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 19, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volniiie IV. L�tlibi'ld);e. Alta.. Saturday, August Number 210 LABOR WAR STILL RAGES; THOUSANDS IN DISTRESS Railway and Ocean Traffic Demoralized - 23,000 Miles of Road Crippled - Food Scarce and Neither Party Will Submit Tube Men Threaten to go Out Much Rioting All PREViouslMlNERS WILL RESIST THE Scores of thousands of railroad men In the United Kingdom are on �triks. Thousands of people tress. Clianccllor Llovfl-OcorRc lias siibiuit- tcil I'rosh pioposals In llic strikiiij; railwnv men, wliicli arc now muli'r i� i c'oiisideraliori and wliicli it is oxpcft-are in d(s- I led will be found ucccplaWf The i'l'lmc's believes that wlien Parliament RECORDS Anxious Time for Farmers Past; Conditions are Good the ntidniRhl (rain. Tlic journey down ' xbree weeks more of good wonthor, pive r,, ill,,..inalinK insigbt into con- ^^'^ anxious period for ibe farm- OPENING OF COAL MINES In Spite of Denial by Pres. Stockett, Men Expect Attempt to be Made ~ Non-Union Miners Brought From the East - Crisis Will be Precipitated -- Operators are Keeping Silent dilions alTcetinp; all wby try to reach era of Southern Alberta will be pass- ; For upwards of five months now the coal strike in Mlierta and Eaai-ern British Columbia has been going on. and ban gained tlie ropiit-.ition of the Mersev seaport. T'"' V , , V \ '^"'"K the (|iiiotest strike in. the hls- M the present dav in the citv of'""' ""^^ i lory of the labor movement of lh� destruction then, were few passengers nny change in weather eondltions, and world, not a Blnjde act of violence Incidents of the Strike The movement threatens to cripple ' rrassembles next Tuesday unless 23,000 miles of steam railways. Nel-' I'eace is secured in t.lie nieaulinie, the ther the managers nor the employees ffin^ernineut, wMI proiuisc special leg-seem disposed to deviate from their |'i�'o" rather than the rule. However, , ll came, and eattmates place the dam- lance of Liverpool, say within forty ..^ ^bout per cent, of the area miles, there bein^ no po.ssihle melli- ..jgit^^ That area would not he more od of their reachiuK home and the jthah fl'v6 per cent, of the total crop local train service is cut olT. The. .area, so that an eBtimiVte of the loss bull; of tliose who are awaiting the would probably be less than a million sailini: ot steanirrs are in Liverpool, ' dollars. Coming In the wake of last isleaniship companies liaviuK informed iy'-ir's tlronlb, this is a serious blow Ihe-n t.iat thev will receive due ,,0-''o t'le taTers who suffered, although lice when a journev to Liverpool "'^^^ '''""J' ""'^ difCerence to uharfs is liKplv to "be rewarded with "'"P ^""^ ^''^ .ability to board a steamer outward ' Outside of the hail storm, and it Is |i non m a mreau-ueu siru^e i,y ur- v.iu-, xel.son, B. V., AuR. 1 n.-"KJn�Jor ' i,,,,,;,^ ,,^, \\,l,ile .Sf,r offices 'P'"''"-'' '^''f'' ^� Koolenay" will IrtT-Ure ".slo.^an of shellv'told me that there was ao '""^ ""l" ""^ >i!.iis puno.iS.i,ipun nx[x mass meeting tonight atid adopted a ||, resolution not to return to work uu-�lil satisfactory terms have been arranged or until all the other railway I' Jiieii who have struck, arc restored to Ithcir positions under gpvernnieiit pua ran tecs. London newspapers are encounter-in;: i;real diflieiilty making delivery in Ihc suburbs. The most ot the ncws- ' C'ranbrook, and seconded by 1). A star boat Celtic which ought ''lii'" was expected, and farmers who � McUac, 0! HevclstoUe. | |,_.,,.,, mailed Thursday may get olT ''^"^ expected fittcen bushel crops i Never before has \elson witnessed ! tonight, but the olTicials are "not over ^^"-^ ""^ 4n cntliusiastic and unanimous a con-i san-uine at the Allan line olTiees. I i''^"'*'' �"o-thi>-tl I'etter than expected. \ im;. lew crops will vention. .Senator Bostock presided, i saw Mr. Dott, general manager, who The whole time occupied in the pro-j hoM out no hope of the Virginian jdtVtrlct'average will be dose to thirty eeedmgs did not exceed ten minutes, sailing liefore Momlay." jbushels, while fifiy bushel yields of --! winter wheat aro not unexpoeted. Gen jerally speaking, winter wlicat cutting iwlU be finished aboiit the end of the month. All the spring grains are progress- having been committed. Klgbt thoir3-nnd men have been out of work, but of that large number of inliiera not a single one has raised his hand in a deed of violence, a record which all labor men on the continent might well emulate. The operators too have earried the strike on In a gentlemanly manner. But by the person aeiiuainted with the whole situation, who has had bis ear to the ground during the last few days, tineasy griimhlinga arc heard, which are only beginning to take shape, and these people assert that the time hns come when a radical change In the situation may be expected at a momenfs notice. WhnI lorni this change will take is as yet only the merest con.)ecture. The reason advanced for this statement by men who know, is that fne onerators have declared their intention of opening their mines at the earliest possible date, IgnorLig the demands ot the men who have Uen waiting for them lo re-open regt-.tia-tlons along the line laid down by the nsBOciation at the .Macleod meeting, namely to sign up an agrejm^uit with Macleod's and Carter's reports as the outside basis for a new wage schedule. While Lewis Stockett denies that they are about to open their mines, ihm Ignoring tho men, saying that U Is All Newspaper Talk the leading men among the miners state that this Is their apparent intention, and look for the mines all through the district to bo thrown open next week. They say that this conclusion was arrived at at the meeting ot the operators association at Macleod only a few days ago. Secretary's Opinion Speaki;ig_tQ_.Uoiii5 .Moore, secretary of local union Xo. 574, fTils morning, he said: "Yes, from what we can learn that Is their Intention, and they have already begun to get things lined up no word to this effect from any official source. Wo do not bolicvn that they have the sanction of tho Dominion government in doing so. Had that been done we would have been otilcially nntifiod from Ottawa. This has not been done, and we therefore assume that the operators are open- ing tho mines without further consulting anyone. "Now, In that case 1 -believe there is going to be trouble. We have done everything In our power to bring this situation to a settlement \vhlch would be satisfactory to both sides ot the controversy. The oiierators did not HUNDREDS OF ENTRIES Everything Ready for the Great Fair ; Spur Track Laid Tlie following rosoiiitioii was also adopted amid hearty applause: "We tlie Liberals of Koolenay 'sit ting in convent ion assemliled, lake this opportunity of placing; on record tuir iiiKiiialilied approval of the policy of tlie Liberal gnverimieiit under the lea hirsliip of .Sir Wilfrid I.aurier, ]>.iiu'r trains have been abandoned nnd tlic puhli.shers are using automo-i I* Whiles which has resulted in the up-building , , . , , I 'I a .greater Canada and we he;irlllv PressMre of work on the leegvaph , , , ^ , endorse ins jioliev 111 regard to the *fhces by iTason 0, the strike ,s tre- r,,,^,,,,,,.;, ^, ^ ^^.j^,, ^^.j,, . .i,*ndous. Ihe post olbce deparimen, , ^,i, .^^^ has not.hed the puhlie that all mes- ^^^^^^  ages are subject to delay. Ihe tele- n,,, ,,,,i,^. lilione service also is overworked. . ; � � .1 ' main issue in this campaign as else- A number of strikes occurred ,i,,,,, ,t,f,ip;boMt the Dominion, and Hhrouglioiit the country as a result of j ji promises to be a winning is.sue. H'liv railwav strike. Working girls ' ti 1 , 1 �� � � ^ ; It has been very gruluymg to note % from nermoiuls-Kye, a parish of Lon-l^v Hon, struck today. They came to ^ London and paraded the sheets with Ijuuners hearing the words, "We are lighting for fair play." 20 Collieries Closed Tn Cumberland the effect ot the Btrike is seen in the closing down 01 RUSSIA PLANS INCREASE IN NM Contracts for Battleships and Destroyers are Awarded St. releisburg, .Vug. Itl-The cab-n,u;need tlieir intention of sui>p..rt ing .li'i-'^ award.'d the eoiilracts for tlie large number of erstwhile Con-.servalives who have unreservedly aii- tlie Liberal candidate, in this eam-|)aign. In Dr. King, tlie Liberals of Kootenay liavp an exceptionally strong candidate. He represented I'ranbrook riding in file provincial 20 collieries, and a large miuiber of 1 l''iii�li'i'i''e '""f several years and Steel furnaces, throwing 12,linn men ! Mined the sincere regard and respect cult of employment. In North Cum- herl.ind thousands of collieries will he made idle. The same is true in tlie iSdUth Wales coal fields Reports from (Cardiff, Wales, say that 9,5 per cent, *f the railway men there have cea.sed tWr.i-k. Blames Asoulth London, -Aug, 19,-The Nation, a lneekly Radical organ, today roundly of every elector during his term of ofTice. He eslalilished a record of fair dealing and unfailing attention of the needs of his ilistriet which will stand him in good stead. M. A. Macdonald, the eloquent young lawyer of Cran-brook, will he Dr. King's chiei lieutenant in this fight and will prove a tower of strength. The Kootenay section of the riding will give Dr, two battleships to add to tlu! Mlack .Sea lleet. The eoutract tor a ihivd battleship was also awarded, the cost of which will he ?!),.57.'-.,Ol)0. The bat tli.'sl'.i]is will be of 22,110(1 tons and i'arry LS.S iiicli guns, .Six siilimar-iues to cost .i;.S(in,ni)(l were also ordered, and the coniracts for nine torpedo boat destroyers were given. The ! (lestrciyers will ensl $1,0110,000 each. blames I'reiiiier Asquith tor the rail-1 King an overwhelming majority, more iroiiii strike. It says the Premier's i than sufricient trt overcome any ma-*billlics do not include the gift ot in-|.iority Ooodcve, the Tory anti-reei-night, into situati(ms where strong I procity candidate, may secure, al-liiin-.au passions arc stirred. Tn men | though Ooodeve's strength in West isick of delay, the Nation rniya he of- ] Kootenay is largeh probleraaticia, lered more delay, namely, a royal | the reciprocity pact a|i|iealing strong-c.immtssion without any suggestion , ly to the mining interests. FATAL JUMP FROM AUTO lireeiisburg, Ponii., Aug. 18.-Floyd White was Insiaiitly killed near hero when In attempting to liop off an automobile be was dragged 100 feet. While's neck was broken and tho skull fractured. iliat it would diller Commission When 1 jected the proposal was reconstructed iiy I'hanoellor of the hixchequer Lloyil , and had Mr. Lloyd-fleorge's plan been .submitted at (Irst it is coii-Ceivalile a strike would have been ijiverlcid. t. Accordiuis to tho MorninR Post, from the usual Kootenay Liberals enter the figlit is oH'er was re- W'"" nn exceptionally strong candidate, a good campaign commit tee aid tlie eiitliusiiistic endorsement of a very large elenu'iit ot the electorate tliey have a big adverse majority to overcome, but with so strong a candidate they have no fear of the i;e-ault. "King for Kooteuuy." BODY FOUND AFTER EIGHT MONTHS Cnlgnry, Aug. IS.-After heing biir-Ivid under tons of Ice since last De-\eember, the body of h. Johnson wiis erought into Calgary from Kanami-Rkis Pridiiy. Ing favorably, and will ripen quickly with the hot weather of the past few days. The rain of Tuesday did no damage to Ihc-Jc crops, and will only serve to make them fill the heavier. iSpring wheat is iinrtiriiarly good, and will establish a new record for that crop In this province. Oats which win yield sevoniv U\iKhel-3 to the acre are not rare, and will be of fine quality Barley, of which very Utile is sown In this district, is nearly ilpc, and will be cut right away Flax also Is doing Well. The season has been particularly adapted lo ibis crop, and li has matured better than ever before since it has boen sown in Southern Alberta. It la rank, ami Iims filled well, so that with presenl i"osiic. is there should he more than an iiioiage crop of this profitable prudint Farm Help Neded With the eultiug se.ison fairly opened, the farlner^- are casting about for harvesters, anil so far seem to have been fortunate in polling a supply for the time being More will he needed however, wit bin a .veek or so, hut it is expected that arrangements will bo made to bring ilie necessary amount of labor from ihe lOast. So far no repoiis of rust have come In, and the fanners are glad to h;n'e escaped this curse. Kust generally ac companies rain during the warm wea thor Just before the harvest, hut no bad results of ihis uiture have resuU od In Southern .\lberta. AYLESWORTH WILL SPEAK AT PORT ARTHUR Port Arthur, Aug. Ifl.-Outside 8pe�liov3 expected to participate in tliv> local eampulgn Include Hon. A. t'l. MacKay, who will ho here Momls-y, imd lion. A. U. Aylesworth and Clif-lord Slttoii Winter Wheat Prospects With the h.'irvoHi season, the farni-ora begin t6 thinli of sowing winter wiheat for next \ear's crop. With I be | large amount of latent moisture In the ! ground, sowing this crop is being put | off till soniewbai later than has been the custom of previous years, many farmers claiming that September 15 will he early mioiigh lo begin these openilloiis. Mveryono seems lo lie well satisfied Willi the outlook for a good year in their reason lieing that the moiBtiire supply h.is once more got back to iiornml. nPOS TRY TO OUST PRES. LYNCH Make a Serious Charge Against Him But Convention Supports Him San Francl�co, Aug. 18.-'President Lynch, of the International T^-po-graphical Union, was accused by former president George B. O'Bvlon of the Chicago Typographical Union of serving the employers' Interests and of having suppressed Important tele-grams and messages bearing on the t'hlcngo strike controversy. Delegate George Koop, of Chicago, joined O'llrlen In the denunciation of Lynch. Mr. Lynch In hie reply rend telegrams to show that the Chicago strike had been called in open violation of the orders of the executive council transmitted by him by telegraph from Wrtshington. He denied the charges of having suppressed com-miinlentions and declnred the Chicago strike was instigated as part of a plot to overrule him and defeat blm at the next election. The vote was given with o cheer, which ended In a Lynch demonstration. Typos Sustain Executive's Action San Francisco, Cnl., Aug. )'.'.-The convention of the International T.. po-graphical union laut night suKialuod by a iiiinnj^moiM vote the action 01' its e.vecutlv,^'' eouneil In deelnriiig illegal the strike of Its menrbei-s callc-d Feb-ruary 2S against tho Chlcngo Amfri-can and Chicago F.xanilner. Last night's action followed throe houru ot i l�mtfeBtuouB debating. The sour tiMck which is being placed at the fair grounds by the A. R. and 1. Co. for the convenience of exhibitors In unloading their stock, In nearly completed, and will be In readiness tor Monday when the exhibitions from outside points begin to arrive. A loading platform is tiso being built beside the spur todiy to that live stock may be unloaded or loaded with the gieatest ease. There has been some doubt that the race course would not lie in sTiape tor the races at the fair. Speaking to President Eckstonn this morning he stated that there_wa8__n� doubt that it would be In' fine shape. X large gang of men is busy at present rolling and floating the track so that it will be packed and in an good con-ilition as a new track could he the first year. L'ntrles in every department are coming in by hundreds, and Secretary .McNicol has a large staff looking after this end of the business at the Society's office in the F. C. Lowes building 1)11 Second avenne. Yesterday one entry was received for over eighty head of stock from a U. S. exhibitor. Another entry in the poultry dopnrtment was for 200 fowls, while the farming exhibits ot grains and grasses Is more than double that of any previous year. This Is just a crllerlon of the largo number of ex- nnd 1 say right here that we are Not Going to Give In now, and thus lose everything w� have staked on this fight, as well aa everything we have gained in our previous troubles with the operators, 1 hat is what they are trying to do by bringing this matter to a crisis now. They will if they win put lis In exactly the same position as we were in eight years ago. "Those being the facta of the CBS� It can hardly be wondered that ws intend to do everything we can, inside the law, to prevent the mines ne-opening at this time. 1 hardly think the operators will venture to open the mines at Fcrnie and some of ttm other Pass camps. The feeling Is too strong there to make the attempt. Uut they will try to open the mines On the prairie, and it is at thl* end that we expect the fight to start. "The First Intimation we have received of their Intention to open the mines here wa-a last night. Twenty-four miners were brought in by the C. P. R. from Ontario and other eastern points. Some of these men are skilled miners. Tlie others know Hardly anything about the buslmaa. They were brought all the way from the east for fl.OO each, bo that it may be seen that the operators evidently intend to pursue strenuous measures to break the strike. However, we have seen these men, nnd they are not at all anxious to go to work at No. 3, as they had Intended. We have explained the aituatlon to them, and I am certain tiiat some of them will consider the matter again, and think twice before going Into the mine. "Kvldently then It is the intention o� the management of the Gait Collieries to open their mines on Monday morning. Their actions tell that tale plainly. We then are going to do just b� much as we can In a quiet way to prevent It. On Monday morning the llrem�n, engineers and pumpmen of these mines will walk out. We have �left these men there to protect'lBe mlufs as long as there Is �ny cliance to n�gotlate n settlement. .Tust as, soon as the operators declare their Inteniipn to open their mines without any agreement with the miners, then we feel at liberty to call out these men. That will be tho first active step In the gtrlke. "Then tn prevent as far as possftjle any men going into the nines to work we Will Post Pickets on Monday morning. This nfatter has already been settled, and if the radncs here open on Monday morning, it will only he in the face of our just opposition. \Vc have the operators at the .wnonoi, o, .o.u.u,,. '"fa'^'�g Pomt. We can hold out hlblts coming in, and without doubtlorce an equitable sr.J.tlRment. Letbhrid.ge will be able to lay claim '"^'("'p of our men will go back In to having one of the most^Ifepresent- spite of the fact that some of them atlve fairs In the west. voted to do so a week ago. ' They All the leading merchants of thwiwili all stand by the union, for in city are making exhibits in the main i''^'it they know they have their only i^ulldlng and some very irtistic di-,3- means of redress. We want the mat-plays arc being arranged for. The 1 ler settled (|UiPtly, hut just as sure main exhibition hall will be packed ; as the ojierators venture to force to Its utmost capacity, while the sta-1 Ihiniis there will be trouble, and they bles aiul outbulldingB will be over-: tlieiiiselves will bo responsible." crowded In spite of the extra effort'-^ 'phe miners here discredit the roof the directorate to provide morn port that the mines at Fcrnie will room than was vil first thought neees-^ sary. As for hotel nccninmodatlon, practically every hotel in the city has had every room booked for several dnys . now, nnd the fair management are : bu-.iy hooking rooms (hroughout tho I city 10 hiiidle the record crowds!"' "if n'emiiers ol the local miners' wliieh will (hrnng the city from Tiies-I ""ion will he held tomorrow after-Frldny of next week lo wit-' noon at three o'clock in the Miners' open on Monday also. Feeling is too strong there, and as one prominent union man said this movning : wouldn't lake $1,000 a day and go to T'Vrnie to scab." A Mass Meeting day till ness what is conceded to be Southern Albi'i'ta's premier fair. fcDMONTON MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER. Hall, North Lethbridge, at which time the whole situation will be discussed, and detailed arrangements made for handling the situation should the operators pursue their . . , evident intentions to open the mines l-.dmonton, Aug. LS.-A negro, who Monday, is know,, to the police as Judge Whis- .^he Operators Refuse man. was captured yesterday at the fair groun-lE by the city police, and;'" "^^^^ statement of their in-' Is detained at tho Straliicona station lt'n>'"ns atid it is not known othcial-on a charge of attempted murder. Thel'V "'''''^ f""fsi' I'lfV "'H I'ollow, They negro is ailogocl to have ii-ssnulted jl'owever, helie\e that tlie\- liave inadi^ Fred Thorenrsoti, who Is employed by ; every advaiici' ici tlie niineis wliicli it Harry .1. Smith, a farmer near Clover ^^as in llieir power to ii.^ike, anil it \Wf, with \\ beer hot lie In the Cunier-on fltnise at the Stratbcona end m" thf> l�w level Aridge hv?t Wednesday j(venlng aboiu. five o'clock. t is believed (bat Hiey will take the chaiiee, iiiid open up 011 .Monday , 11101111111; wilh as many men as they lean gel to go hjck to work ;