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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 4, 1909. CANADIAN RAILWAY Annual Eastern Canadian Excursions AMONG CANADA'S WAGE-EARNERS I Tbought Provoking Cinders Picked From the Path Of Labor-Activities Summarised and Recorded For Those Who Do the World's Work Daily Inuring December Toronto and points west in Ontario Montreal and points west in Quebec, also in Ontario east o! Pembroke, Kgans- ville and Tweed Corresponding rates from and to other points Old Country Excursions Tickets on sale November 30th to December 31st For Ticketi, Berth, Reservations or Complete Information Apply to Agent, or S. B. MITCHELL, J. E. PROCTOK. Agent Lethbridge department is mere- the least fear of being brought to longed. The causes resolve thein- selvrs into u question of surpemucy us between the miners ami owners. Tlie convention of the A. F. L. :it Toronto has adjourned and ij i a ouri-fiil perusal of the proceedings dtedoso the re-election of all the of- lk-ers, as President. Samuel Gompers; first vice. J'ames Duncan: second vice, John .Mitchell; fourth vice, P. D. A. Hayes; fifth vice, W. D. Huber; sixth vice, J. F. Valentine; seventh vice. J. K. Alpine; eighth vice. H. B. Perham; treasurer, J. B. ly a passing record of individual 1'ook for their colossal crimes, [opinion, and The Herald assumes no Lennon; secretary, F. Morrison. i responsibility for the views expressed. Another milestone of progress in jthe international Socialist movement has been passed in British Columbia an all-round increase of wages. And. as in just to prove how near ihe life-line pfaces" where the I the average wage-earner exists, among n. Socialist party thrives, the process unionists too. is brought palnfull> ot elimination of other parties has near home by the Bricklayer and been most pronounced. The Liberal J Mason's offlcla Journa.A moie ho map onur H partv been wiped off striking illustration of the trageay savs-'The f aVthe Socialist (revolu- and of the wagesystem would THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HEAD OFF1CF. TORONTO B. E. WALKER, President ALEXANDER LAIRD, General KLinaje Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England takes its place the j be hard to imagine. The extract giant which will con- reads: "Hundreds of deaths occur in ir-ue to champion the cause of the our smaller unions, where the widow wa-U-orkcr until industrial freedom and faftherless children were in des- has" triumphed all over the civilized world The last legislative assembly Dist. Pass. Agent Calgary .consisted of 26 Conservatives, deceased a respectable burial i Liberals and 3 Socialists. With the j but rather than have the body placed triumph of corporate greed on Thurs- in a pauper's grave, our mf dav last the next house will be down in their pockets, and by of Conservatives. 2 Liberals small donations from each one. the 2 Socialists. But with all its brother given an honorable fun- representation in the house the and servative party is still a minority Tlie lerta Railway and ln'iilnCD. Are offering for Sale the Cheapest Lots on the Market EACH Situated North of Track polled a very small Sayg the New York Daily Call: fraction 'over one-third of the total ;..Tlie' uniteci Mine Workers of Brit vote cast. The struggle for supre-jjsh c0iimlbia look upon the Socialist macy. between the Reformers and thejpartv as the political expression of Revolutionists save a temporary; organization. Their official or- sweeping victory to the big corpora- gan_ thg Fernie Ledger, warmly es- tion party. The decks have been pouses tiie Socialist party and has cleared for action and the light j littje patience with the wormy old is now on. In 1907 the Socialists i -punjsi{ reward' gag." polled over 5.00U votes; they now j _____ The WaSe Boan, of uartv anvwhere within the British district. England, at us meeting re- Fmoire It to be every llth icently advanced the wages or the elector" voted the Socialist ticket; ]blast furnacemen .1 per cent, for the now it is every 5th voter. Outside jcurrent three months, of Vancouver and Victoria the Soc- i On June 18, 1S9S. the president of "'the States approved nn act. of :irst steps in a movement for j congress, authorizing the appointment of a non-partisan commission to col- lect information and to recommend legislation to meet the problems pre- sented by labor. The final report of this commission was submitted to congress in February, 1902, and in discussing the cause of strikes and lockouts in this report, the comuiis-) fundamental cause of deep in the present rganization of society. So long as he classes of employers and employ- es exist, there will be strikes and ockouts." The sailors of the Pacific are gen-j rously supporting their comrades on' he Great Lakes. Many thousands of ollars have gone forward, and there s more to follow. The stormy wea- her is likely to have a marked effect n promoting a settlement, for un- killed men in a storm are more at i disadvantage than when the sky s clear and the sun shines. titute condition, and in many cases there is not sufficient money to give ialist vote will aggregate more than Liberals. The Liberals will have International Longshoremen have increased their membership in eleven __________ lost as many election deposits as tlie' fr0ra s.QOO to Socialists. Even the most conserva-j" .tive press admits that the big sur- prise of the campaign was tne tre Qf L convention St. Louis. -w. B I Cifc? j _ I 1 mendous increase in the Socialist delegate of the United Mine party vote, the y vote. Ai Kossumci. or instance bgr Qf the Unit Socialist lost out by only 14 votes. and T. V. O'Coh LETHBRIDGE. the Liberal lost Ins deposit The; nresident of the Longshoremen' Socialists are just as active today as j the day before election. The Lib- e'-sils have quit. As the field was clarified in Nanaimo this time, so will the vrhole province be next time. There is no power on earth that can stop" the triumph of the Socialist party in British Columbia in two more elections. The issues have been made plain. It is now corporate pro- perty and profits for owners -versus EMIQIMCQQ Every facility afTordfd to farmers and IfUUIl I HI DUO Ml t.00 others for the transaction Of their banking business. Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection. RAN VI MR RY MAN Accounts may be opened by mail and DM HIM IIU Dl IliniU monies deposited or withdrawn in this way with equal facility. Lethbridgc Branch C G. K. Nourse, Manager The Toronto convention adopted the report of the A. F. of L. affiliat- ng with the International Secretar- at. made up of European federated abor bodies. 'For two hours after the fire start- ed coal was hauled out of the mine; then they decided to take the men up; it was too a Cherry miner's story. A. F. Landry has been named as an "independent labor" candidate at j Springhill. N. B. His platform and speeches are no different in funda- mentals to Liberal .or Conservative. The coal-diggers fave not yet learned their lesson. OF CANADA Capital and Rest Exceed Put by Some Money this Fall Now, while money is coming in fast, is the time to build up your .Savings Bank balance. If you have not yet opened a Savings Account in the Union Bant, don't delay it any longer. Your money is safer there than in your purse or your home, and is always available at once if you need it. Meantime it is earning Interest at highest current rates. Main Office cor. Round Redpath Sts II J- R- ANDERSON Sub-Office Westminster Rd., N. Ward II Manager. organization, were chosen fraterna delegates of the Federation to th British Congress next year. Tut it was decided to appoint for "the settlement of the trouble of the Electrical workers, was appointed as follows: For Mr. McNulty. Frank Duffy; for J.. J. Reid, A. L. tllrick. and appointed by Pre- sident Gompers. J- P. Frey. The committee named to arrange plans i collective property and production campaisrn of organization among j for the use of those who work. of the United States I The Socialist party vote (unofficial) steel Corporation, announced that it 1909: jtrould .hold a meeting for that pur- 'j. F. Johnson 242 pose in Pittsburg on Dec. 13th. .las. Cartwright 25 _------ J. Fitch 99 i in a moment, of weakness the edi- In the Olds, Alta.. bye-election. Can- didate Welch polled about 11 per cent of the .vote; good considering that it was the first time the riding has been contended by the Socialist party. Tuberculosis is a preventable and curable disease, yet persons succumb to it every year in the Unit- ed States, and as many propor- tionately, all over the capitalized There are seventy Socialist news- papers in the German empire. THEMOLSONSBANK! Established 1855 Capital (Paid p Reserve Fund HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL 68 BRANCHES IN CANADA Cincinnati Socialists polled ten thousand votes. In German Austria five hundred and fifty thousand workers vote the U.S. Exchange Bought and Sold at Lowest Rates Accounts of All Kinds Carried upon Favorable Terms SAVINGS Deposits of SI and upwards received. Interest allowed date of deposit at highest rates Socialist ticket. Harrington of the Maritime Mining Record -Tohn MAlnris (Grand iets the cat out of the bag in this K. D. JOHNSON, Manager Lethbridge St. hat the A. F. of L. convention at Phone 103 Place Tour Orders for Oliver ity that a "prospe other billion dollar corporation, which jrine Workers. 'With the per- farmer may have" to "divide with A. M. Oliver Io2 is about to be consummated by the Sound Oats mission of the convention. Mr. Hayes the man who make? -harvesting pos- Mackay. Bell and Western withdrew his resolution. Or. as the Mail and Empire, Telegraph and Telephone companies, sion. he said, would take i does not cause even a ripple of ex- hours, and would Any quantity deliver- ed promptly to any part of the city PRICES THE LOWEST T, ft, Easton Office in Eastern's Harness Shop Box 201 iSatisfacticn Guaranteed Over 1200 miners work at Michel, j citement. less indeed than B.C.. and pay clues to a union. Yet; inally caused by the merging of the -KJ T7 OQO than 300 of them voted on Nov. i subsidiary companies into the huge IT JtjLwJLN Cj Z-Ovi' There may be soir-e good ex-, corporations which are to constitute cuse for the absence of a thousand wace-workers' names from the voi- corporations the new billion-dollar trust. The process of capitalist centralization. iers' list, but in all probability the I demonstrated by Marx half a century FLAGMAN SAVES LIFE BUT LOST HIS OWN j Chicago. Dec. Kelly, a jblaine is largely with the men them- selves. fiaeman of the Northwestern Railway The Illinois mining law of 190; de- at- Kenosha, gave his life yesterday i mands that every mine shall have Ito save a woman who was standing two exits. -The presence of only one 'bewildered on the track before an i exit, according to the admission of I approaching train. The flagman j Manager Taylor, was thus in viola- touted to the woman and when she tion of the law. And it is tins viola- failed to step out of the danger he tion of the law that inevitably re- i leaned forward and threw her to one suited in the death of 400 miners iside A.S he did so he lost his bal-iwhen their only exit was full of iance and was unable to Jump from-flames. The violators of the law are i ite path of the train. His body was not common murderers. They are i thrown forty feet and when the police i murderers on a grand scale. They the'woman was standing over control the law-making powers. That is why they do not enteruxin Headquarters for OFFICE: Brown Co.'s Building it weeping ago, denied twenty ago, and witnessed with amazement ten years ago. has now become a matter of course, a common place of our social Call. world' that there was a division in the ranks of organized labor. At this time such action would be in- appropriate, because of the crisis or- ganized labor was facing. However. they might differ on economic theor- ies when they were attacked by a comnibn enemy they should meet that enemy with one spirit and purpose, in the interests of a solidified move- ment. J Electricians Sxipplies. Insulated Wires. resent -All due to Diana." the fun- the old world, and the executive should therefore be authorized to ar- range an affiliation between the A. F. of L. and the International Labor Council of Europe and other inter- national bodies. on erner. R. Hearst's coal fields in South Dakota are to be operated by non- j union miners if the Western Federa- tion of Miners cannot be whipped in j that territory. in a role containing many difficult passages, and although she was so unwell that she could scarcely stand up. we doubt whether one person in a hundred noticed any difference in her portrayal of this heavy emotional role. The writer himself never knew anything was wrong until he saw bail .yesterday. present niest farce comedy ever written, and Monday night. "Jim. the West- 1 "Some people do not see the bene- fits of says President Lewis, of the Mine Workers, "but j ;p the time has come to compel some fellows to get into line for their own :ood." By a vote of 11.203 to the A. P. of L. convention adopted the recom mendation of the amalgamation of the United Brotherhood of Carpen- ters and Joiners and the Amalgamat- ed Woodworkers' association. Both bodies are affiliated with the Fed- eration, but the latter is the much smaller organization. The amalgama- tion will mean the cancellation of the charter of the smaller body. Abe Ruef, the San Francisco was released on I Western Canada Agency, Ltd. LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA i Office: Macdonald Block WHOLESALE JOBBERS, IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS' AGENTS At present it is cheaper to kill and maim employees than to protect them Sj but this condition is due to the lack j 4 of knowledge of devices and "schemes for safety and the political stupidity of the army of industrial wage-work- The Piano and Organ Makers' In- ternational Union of America present- We have in Stock 2 CARS WELL CASING SIZES 6, 5, 4, 3 in. Pumps, Black and Gal- vanized Pipe, Mine Sup- plies, Rails, Explosives, Bar Iron and Steel, Fire Brick, Wire Cabla, Valv- es and Fittings, Leather Bolting, Agents for THE MAR- SHALL PLOWING EN- CINE, CEO. CRADOCK CO., WIRE ROPE. THE WOLF SAFETY LAMP CO., CYCLONE WELL DRILLS. GASOLINE, OILS AND CREASES ed a resolution to the A. F. of L. ;